Wednesday, August 17, 2005

10 favorite perfumes

The dog days of August! whew. I can't even take the camera outside because the lenses fog. My house windows are fogged! And my ankles are covered with mosquito bites.

BUT!! There is respite in a cooling shower and a refreshing perfume. Feel human again! Here are my ten perfume choices (in no particular order) to lighten up these dog days of summer:



Want to see more Top 10 Summer Fragrance lists? Check out An Alabaster Brow, Blogdorf Goodman, Bois de Jasmin, Brain Trapped in Girl's Body, C'est Chic, Koneko's *Mostly* Beauty Diary, Life in Paris, Ombligo!Seldom Nice Nowadays, She'll Be Feverish After So Much Thinking, Self-Styled Siren, and This Bananafish Smells Like Leaves.

12 comments:

katiedid said...

So many picks for Divine Bergamot!

I shan't share my opinion on Stella, as I think you might decide I am tasteless and horrible.

I love the idea of CdG's carnation as cooling - I always think of carnation as being so warm.

You know I am dying to try the Shared Water alread *ahem*, and your review of it earlier was particularly lovely.

careerlady (on Makeupalley.com) said...

Guilty giggle!! I have it all packaged up and ready to go straight to you, missy! ((((HUGS)))) It shall fly to you tomorrow!

careerlady (on Makeupalley.com) said...

IMO the CdG Carnation is cool but I find Floris Malmaison to be a warm carnation. A very icy carnation: JAR Diamond Waters. I would have listed it but it's just too hard to find (and expensive to buy).

Tania said...

*ding ding* We have two matches!

mireille said...

Hi L! In answer to your question, *whisper* yes, I think it is a LOT like that. xoxo

Diane said...

Ahhh, what a cooling, lovely list you have there. We have--prepare yourself, katie--Divine Bergamote in common! *crowd goes wild*

I am happy that you included Stella, as I think it's a lovely ambery rose. And Chanel No. 19 is one of my all time favorites, rain or shine, sweltering or chilling.

I also agree on your comments about Diamond Waters. Please let me know if you ever want to go into a split. I really love the carnation and pink cloves in it and think about it once in a while.

Atreau said...

Oh I just love Carthusia Mediterraneo, I just wish it lasted longer on me!

POTL is so perfect in any weather, that was one that pained me to leave off. The EDT is quite perfect for summer nights out here!

I also love CDG's Carnation, perhaps I'll cave on a bottle for fall as it's quite warm on me.

Koneko said...

Hi-hi! =) The Carthusia sounds really wonderful! And I have a sample of the POTL, I need to dig it up and give it a whirl!! =) And after today, Divine Bergamote has just jumped to No. 1 on the lemming-list!

ParisLondres said...

Lovely list Lucia! I used to wear No 19 a long, long time ago. I love the parfum version.
Must try Shared Water.

Hope the weather cools down for you - it sounds tropical!

xoxo

boisdejasmin said...

What a great list! Like Katie, I often think of carnations as warm, but perhaps that spicy blast is exactly what makes one cooling. Sort of like eating spicy food in the hot climates.
xoxo

ruth said...

Hi,

Some in the list I'm not familiar with, and some like Pheromone Perfume are not in there. But I'm going to try them out come "dog days of summer" anyway!

Darla said...

Interesting post!! Thanks for the links... I love perfumes....