Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Search for the Perfect Fragrance...





For the last month or so I have been searching for the perfect a/w fragrance... That deep, tasteful, sensual scent that makes you go weak at the knees, that is what I was after... Something I could see myself wear in Paris on a cosy Fall's night... I say Paris because I love the city, the vibe, the character, the elegance, and the sexiness of course... But worse comes to worst there is always London... Just kidding, London can be sexy too, in it's own way... So there I was, thinking of perhaps expanding my Tom Ford fragrance collection and investing in another bottle of sexiness... 

Btw the new Chanel Coco Noir I'm not impressed with at all, I thought I would love it but I felt completely indifferent towards it... Looking at the bottle I expected something completely different, something chic and special, instead the fragrance felt a little too young and ordinary... Yesterday it was raining & grey and I thought what could be a better way to spend a miserable Saturday afternoon than hunting down that gorgeous fragrance I've been craving... I usually never take much time choosing a fragrance, but yesterday was different... I needed something very special... I never fall for a new fragrance hype, I don't care how many millions love a certain fragrance if it doesn't hit me it won't go home with me... 

There I was, standing in the middle of a fragrance counter maze completely lost, all I had in mind was Tom Ford Violet Blonde, which I loved last time I tried... At first it felt a little too powdery and perhaps old-lady like, but after a while it smelled very nice on my skin, but I decided to kept my fragrance options open... I found a very nice lady who gave me this wonderful tour and made me try some fragrances I had no idea existed... There were a couple crazy intense fragrances that almost gave me hallucinations, for a second I felt like Marie Antoinette... And then there were a couple that were beautiful but not stunning enough... And then bam(!) Elie Saab Le Parfum... It took my breath away, I was stunned, I loved it... In an instant I was walking down the Paris cobblestone alleys...

Obviously, fragrance is a very subjective matter... The eau de toilette and the eau de parfum to me smell like two completely different fragrances... The lady actually loved the eau de toilette, she said there is something about it that makes her want to smell it all day long... It did nothing for me, abso-lutely nothing... But I felt like that about the eau de parfum, like when you don't want to be separated from someone or something that is of a big sentimental value to you... Elie Saab Le Parfum is just so incredibly sexy and addictive it has this way of hugging you with beautiful decadence and sensuality, which must be coming from the jasmine, patchouli, orange blossom and honey notes... Although it's a sweet and floral scent it remains very chic, very irresistible, and very Vanessa Paradis...

It's always such an interesting journey to your perfect fragrance, you describe which notes you like, which you don't and then after the third or so they start hitting the nail on its head till they bring you to your perfect fragrance... A very exciting process... But I decided before tying the knot with Elie Saab I should try Tom Ford again... Tom Ford fragrances are my all time favourites, they are the strongest, the deepest, and the sexiest... I don't know what happened that day but even Vetiver didn't smell the same to me, I just couldn't allocate Ford's sexy notes... Even after I had two deep breath of coffee beans to clear my senses all I could still think of and smell was Elie Saab...  Elie Saab went right under my skin and stayed there... Of course I had to take it home with me...


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