Tuesday, October 20, 2015
My Fall/Winter 2015 Fragrance Line-Up
Oh, fall! Oh, cold weather goodness! Oh, terrible snowy days that technically suck a lot, but make it easy for me to wear warm, spicy frags! I do so love this time of year. Here are the fumes I think I'm gonna wear out this fall and winter.
Byredo Black Saffron -- This name is a lie. While there is saffron here, this perfume is dominated by raspberry and underpinned with leather--so Black Raspberry might be a more apt name. Black Saffron is often compared to Tom Ford Tuscan Leather, and I can see why. But the leather in Tuscan Leather is like an oily, thick leather jacket, while the leather in Black Saffron is softer, akin to a suede boot. This fragrance also has a stronger and sweeter raspberry note. Overall, this is a somewhat unique fragrance, but it's not so weird or overpowering that I can't wear it to work, and it's not so sweet it gives me a headache.
Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain -- If you know fragrance, you know LADDM. This famous juice smells like the Moroccan desert air of my fantasies: dry, incense-laden, and slightly sweet, full of spices from the bazaar and the barely-there scent of sand. Thanks to the strong sillage and great longevity, I've made this split last, but I think I'll be depleting it over the next few months.
Haus of Gloi Hearth -- One of Haus of Gloi's limited edition Christmas scents, and the first fragrance my boyfriend remembers me wearing. This gourmand has strong apple, spice, and vanilla-type notes, with a bit of spice and woods peeking out at the base. It's too sweet and foody for me to wear on a regular basis, but rest assured, I'll be rocking the stuff when I visit my boyfriend for Christmas.
Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille -- As soon as the temperature hit below 70 degrees, I whipped this beauty out. Tobacco Vanille is the ultimate boozy vanilla, slightly gourmand but still beautiful and wearable. The titular notes are sweet but not overbearing: vanilla adds creaminess, tobacco brightens and boldens. The spices in this are especially nice as well. Tobacco Vanille is one of the most unisex scents I own, and it's a major compliment-getter.