11 Nov 2011

Beauty: Favourite Perfumes

Today I'll share my top 3 of favourite perfumes with you. I always have these three in stock...
But next to these I at the moment have a wide array of other scents waiting to be used...they are safely hidden in a dark space. :-)

My absolute number 1 is Flowerbomb by Victor & Rolf. And even better, Flowerbomb Extreme for a more intense scent. I just love it, I always carry a travel spray filled with it with me.

The extreme version of the famous Flowerbomb from Viktor&Rolf was introduced in 2006 as a limited edition. It was designed by Olivier PolgeCarlos Benaim and Domitille Berthier. The composition greets you with sweet freshness of bergamot and clear jasmine. The heart is composed of osmanthus, white flowers and balms. The base consists of patchouli, amber, vanilla and benzoin. This edition is more sensual and oriental than the original Flowerbomb. The bottle carries the same form, wrapped up in golden gown, designed by Fabien Baron. It is available as 50 ml EDP.

My number 2 (although it's very close!) is Stella Rose Absolu (or Stella Rose) by Stella McCartney. The Absolu version is more intense. 

Stella Rose Absolute, with almost the same composition, is now more intense. The note of rose, always improving through the limited editions Sheer Stella, is strong and perfect. This time, just like in the previous version, the top notes of citrus are fresh and glittering, and sweet and delicate peony intesifies beauty of rose notes of the heart. And the deep, dark note of amber is perfect as the base. It was launched in 2005.

Third place is taken by Pure Poison by Dior. A heavier scent, more for evenings or for wintertime (yes, my perfumes are divided in winter and summer scents..obsessed? moi? ;-) )

Pure Poison is the newest Dior’s poison; it enchants you, and fills you with bold strength. The name reflects the fragrance. Pure Poison was created by three perfumers, three ‘noses’, three souls, so this collective product delights with complex composition and incredible harmony.
At the beginning you are allured by fresh notes of bergamot and jasmine, then white flowers come in, erotic and intoxicating, while sandalwood and amber in the base give it depth.
Pure Poison was made in 2004. The creators are Carlos BenaimDominique Ropion and Olivier Polge.

I always have to resist buying more perfumes, but I often fail.