lördag 7 december 2013

Perfumeshopping for Christmas 2013

Picture: Julbocken (The Yule Goat) 1912
Drawing by John Bauer (1882-1918)
Soon Christmas is here and below are some ideas when it comes to perfumeshopping not just for the holidays but also looking in the long term.
  • First of all I'll recommend the beautiful perfumes I have sniffed and reviewed this year. Remember: All are good regardless rating. The rating reflects my personal impression when testing the fragrance,  my 3 rated could be your 5.
  • For the moment, from the perfumes reviewed 2013, I'm specially craving: Puredistance Black eternal beauty, Robert Piguet Alameda contemporary but in the same time retro, oriental styled chypre, a sophisticated fragrance, the dark and dirty beauty of Le Parfum Couture Denis Durand for M.Micallef and the fascinating, age-, gender- and timeless Orlando from Jardins d'Écrivains.
  • Another perfume grabbing my attention at the moment is Andy Tauers fantastic rosecentered PHI Une Rose de Kandahar which is built around a rare afghan roseoil of very high quality. As the roseoil is avaible just for limited time periods, Rose de Kandahar will also be avaible in limited quantities and periods. Therefore true roselovers should test this beautiful rose now.
  • Samples of Patricia de Nicolaïs Amber Oud and Rose Oud just arrived. Have just sniffing outside the vials but my impression is I'll not be dissapointed, on the  contrary, they smell delicious. Reviews will follow.
  • In the current niche-hype: Don't forget all the good perfumes within "mainstream" such great classics (despite more or less reformulated) as Chanel Coco, YSL Opium, Guerlain Shalimar, Estee Lauder Youth Dew and Thierry Mugler Angel are perfect for warming up in dark and cold winterevenings (and days).
  • Rumors on Basenotes says Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere will be repacked in the squared Coco Mademoiselle bottle and that some minor adjustments will be done in the formula. As tweaking with formulas when changing bottledesign is very common, it could be time to stock up with the current version for frequent users of Eau Premiere.
  • When it comes to repacking: Parfums Annick Goutal has changed the bottle design (don't know about the formulas) during the year and discontinued some gems: Mon Parfum Cheri, par Camille which is the best Goutal ever IMO, the perfect springfragrances Eau de Camille, Eau de Ciel and the cosy Le Mimosa. For Goutal fans it's time to stock up as the old (and cheaper) bottles soon are gone.
  • A package of samples is an intriguing Christmas gift to most. Luckily Fragrance & Art and Riktig Parfym could support in such matters.

4 kommentarer:

  1. Å, alltid lika kul med julinlägget:)
    PHI Une Rose de Kandahar låter så spännande och underbar, tror du att jag som fallit hårt för Montale Attar skulle tycka om denna?
    Funderar på en liten julklapp till mig själv.. ;)

    Kram! Och ha en fin söndagskväll! /Eva S.

  2. Man ska alltid julklappa sig sjölv också :-) Tror du gillar Kandahar även om den är annorlunda än Attar. Attar är mycket mer kraftfull, Kandahar är mjukare som blandad med mandelcreme och lite rökelse i botten. Men man vill ju ha variationer på rosorna..
    Kram tillbaks och ha en jättebra vecka!

  3. Parfum Couture Denis Durand is on my wish list as well.

    I'm upset about AG's repackaging and plan to buy a couple of bottles before they are gone.

  4. I have also bought some AG:s both discontinued and from the ones that are still avaible but in the new bottles. I suspect (even if I don't know) there has been, as almost always in such matters, some tweaking with the formulas and the old bottles are also prettier.