Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Top 10 Fragrances of the Moment

Let me present to you my current Top 10 list, kicking it off with a most unsalubrious mankill potion, Christian Dior Hypnotic Poison (1998) which made a decisive comeback onto mainstream perfume shelves in the recent past. (Image: Dior Hypnotic Poison ad, 2009) Like Panthère de Cartier with which it shares a luxurious, ambery warmth, Hypnotic Poison is tough on the outside (caraway seed) and soft on the inside (frangipani (plumeria), vanilla).

I'm still on a Dior Poison roll, happy to have discovered I won't need the EDT after all. The Esprit de Parfum is a bonafide parfum fourrure chockful of honey, labdanum and indoles, keeping my nose well-entertained. Intoxicating for the mind, the innocent sugar plum notes will contradict and disturb.

1. Christian Dior Hypnotic Poison
2. Jean Paul Gaultier Ma Dame
3. Creed Jasmin Impératrice Eugénie
4. Creed Spring Flower
5. Christian Dior Poison Esprit de Parfum
6. DR Harris Arlington
7. Vera Wang Princess
8. Frédéric Malle Une Fleur de Cassie
9. Comptoir Sud Pacifique Tiare
10. Caitlin O'Heaney Caitlin

What's on your wish list this year?