There are things that I absolutely love about Fall: the fall(ing) leaves, the deep colours, the fall sun. The fact that my birthday is in fall of course helps a lot. What I don't love however, is the fall rain, the freezing temperatures when Ms. Fall thinks of turning into Ms. Winter much too soon, the cold mornings, the shorter days, the fog.. So, I like good-weather-fall and hate bad-weather-fall (I know, it's amazing!).
But, every year I'm looking forward to fall because I am able to wear the heavy duty perfumes that at least for me usually just don't feel right in the summer - sometimes just a thought of a huge amber scent in the middle of 30+ °C makes me want to puke. But now I can dig out the ambers, the woods, those perfumes that don't really smell like a combination of notes, but more like one huge, comforting note of warmth and coziness. Just what I need in this cold.
Ormonde Woman will make its first appearance this season very soon (but I only have two samples, so a full bottle is deffinitely on my London wishlist), Kenzo Amour Le Parfum will be my comfort in a bottle this year as well and Parfums MDCI Enlevement au Serail will come back out of its box with a bang. And a little bit of L'Artisan's Safran Troublant which always reminds me of the book/movie Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. Perhaps only because I started getting into perfumes, read the book (and later watched the movie) and bought my Safran at about the same time. Who would have thought that saffron and rose could make such a compelling combination?
And now, a little "artistic" photo of Neroli by L'Occitane which I like a lot (I mean, it's orange blossom+amber). I have to give credit to my sister for this artsy fartsy :)
(Wow, I really love these brackets, don't I?)
The first photo is a mini of Oscar de La Renta's Volupte.