Monday, May 30, 2011

Some Post-FiFi 2011 Thoughts

Untitled Maison Martin Margiela

After attending the US FiFi 2011, there are several fragrances I really want to try, but at the top of the list are Untitled Maison Martin Margiela and Eva by Eva Longoria (Takasago). Any perfume that made the list of finalists in the Perfume Extraordinaire division alongside Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady and winner Untitled Maison Martin Margiela (Givaudan /L'Oreal)(links to Coûte que Coûte blog) deserves a respectful sniff.

Untitled has a wait list that's almost as long as the one for Illuminum White Gardenia Petals, another on my list of must tries this year.

There is no doubt the Perfume Extraordinaire division, even the finalists of which were left to be announced until the very end of the ceremony (not long after the announcement of the Luxe Men's and Women's winners) is the pièce de résistance of the FiFi, to be the center of perfume discussion in the months ahead.

The notes for Eva are as follows:
Top: Bergamote, Citruses, Neroli, Aldehydes
Middle: Jasmine, Freesia, Lily-of-the-Valley, Violet
Bottom: Musk, Sandalwood, Amber