dimanche 6 juillet 2008

Top 25... for now: My Pick

I’ve had a virus all week-end that’s screwed up my nose, my desktop monitor died on me, leaving me without my archives, and I have an essay to write on Jean-Claude Ellena for the September issue a French art review…
Forgive me, then, if I go all lazy on you and take a page from my pals Patty and March at the Perfume Posse, and tell you my top 25 feminine fragrances of the moment – which will, at least, give you an idea of where my taste is at right now. I’ve only listed currently available fragrances, though in many cases, when I have a well-preserved version, I’d rather go with the vintage.
You’ll find that some of these have already been reviewed here : stay tuned for the others, and if you haven’t already written your list up for the Posse, I’d be delighted to find out your favourites.

1. Guerlain Mitsouko (Jacques Guerlain)

2. Guerlain Jicky (Aimé Guerlain)

3. Guerlain Sous le Vent (Jacques Guerlain)

4. Guerlain Attrape-Coeur/ Guet-Apens (Mathilde Laurent)

5. Chanel Cuir de Russie (Ernest Beaux)

6. Chanel Bois des Iles (Ernest Beaux)

7. Chanel 31 rue Cambon (Jacques Polge)

8. Chanel N°18 (Jacques Polge)

9. Robert Piguet Bandit (Germaine Cellier)

10. Serge Lutens Tubéreuse Criminelle (Christopher Sheldrake)

11. Serge Lutens La Myrrhe (Christopher Sheldrake)

12. Serge Lutens Muscs Koublaï Khan (Christopher Sheldrake)

13. Frédéric Malle Une Fleur de Cassie (Dominique Ropion)

14. Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower (Dominique Ropion)

15. Bulgari Black (Annick Ménardo)

16. Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman (Linda Pilkington)

17. Miller Harris L’Air de rien (Lynn Harris)

18. Christian Dior Diorling (Paul Vacher)

19. Hermès Eau d’Hermès (Edmond Roudnitska)

20. Divine L’Ame Soeur (Yann Vasnier)

21. MDCI L’enlèvement au sérail (Francis Kurkdjian)

22. Estée Lauder Private Collection (Vincent Marcello)

23. Patou 1000 (Jean Kerléo)

24. Vero Profumo Onda (Vero Kern)

25. Vero Profumo Kiki (Vero Kern)

Image: Agnolo Bronzino, "Allegory called Venus, Cupid, Folly, and Time", c. 1545, oil on wood, 155 x 144 cm, National Gallery, London.

8 commentaires:

  1. Bonsoir!
    Your list is very close to mine. which I haven't actually written down, but it is floating abouve my head somewhere. I just discovered Kiki aujourdui and can't get enough of it...
    Adore your blog.

  2. Thanks! Nice to discover a scent twin... Isn't Kiki wonderful? Lavender's so hard to work, Vero Kern has done something lovely with it...

  3. hi great list, here 's mine:

    Caron En Avion *
    Caron Narcisse Noir *
    Caron N 'Aimez Que Moi *
    Caron Poivre *
    Caron Farnesiana *
    Caron Nuit de Noel *
    Estee Lauder Pleasures
    YSL Rive Gauche **
    Serge Lutens Tubereuse Crimimelle
    Serge Lutens Fleurs d ‘Oranger *
    Serge Lutens Sarrasins
    Guerlain Insolence
    Guerlain Nahema pdt parfum **
    Guerlain Chamade edt parfum *
    Guerlain Mitsouko edt parfum **
    Guerlain Shalimar parfum *
    Patou JOY parfum **
    Patou Caline edt *
    Chanel No 5 parfum
    Chanel Cuir de Russie parfum
    Givenchy III edt parfum *
    Diorella edt *
    Diorissimo edt *
    Balmain Ivoire **
    Balenciaga Le Dix *

    * vintage
    ** vintage and new

    Daltroffean Girl

  4. D.G., out of that list, there's only 5 I don't own! I wore the Carons like crazy from the mid-80s to the early 90s, pre-SL, but somehow they're too associated to that period for me to go back to wearing them. I'll be doing a vintage-discontinued list at some point. Heartbreaking!

  5. Luca Turin claims Nombre Noir is the perfume that got him into perfume, well for me it was En Avion. I cannot wear the current Carons, hate what Fraysse has done with them, I only wear them rarely now and only the vintage ones, very old or more recent from the 90's. Lutens was my second perfume revelation in the mid-90's with Fleurs d 'Oranger.
    Oh yes please, treat us all with a vintage-discontinued list asap, I so want this! I won Le Galion Sortilege parfum NIB on ebay this evening for hardly any money at all. It 's one of my favorite aldehydes with No 5 and Le Dix.


  6. Le Galion is interesting, it was Paul Vacher's brand (he co-authored Miss Dior with Jean Carles and did Diorling). The vintage list is easy (and heartbreaking) to work on: there are so many I love!

  7. Hi,

    I like your list a lot and I own several of them.

    By the way, The painting is an allegory by Agnolo Bronzino. Not the famous portrait of Gabrielle d'Estrées.


  8. Thanks, Frédéric, I wrote the reference down too quickly (I had downloaded several pictures). I love Bronzino -- there are many Mannerist paintings at the Louvre.