Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Fragrance of the Moment

I like Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's hair here. :-)

Everybody's doing the desert sands-powdery-musky and vaguely peachy Aldehydic Floral Bill Blass Nude (1990) this Fall, and Burberry's gotten on the bandwagon with...a perfume from the late '80s - early '90s a la Liz Claiborne (1986)? I get the unsweet peach skin thing, kind of like Jaïpur, but what's with that obnoxious floral musk note? Why would I want to buy something that smells like something I didn't feel like buying back then? If someone wants a warm and silky peach skin skin scent, there's always Trésor, Allure, Dolce Vita...if you're more abstract, Tocade, Nahéma, Iris Silver Mist...And, actually, Liz Claiborne Realities (1990, the original in the cubic objet d'art bottle) with soothing, relaxing notes of camomile, osmanthus and sage, blows both Body and Nude out of the water.

(Edited to add): Does Burberry Body remind anyone else of Coty Exclamation (1988)?

Also, are we just swapping names, now? Victoria's Secret Body, Burberry Body, Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial, so the logical end result would be what, Boucheron Initial Parfum Shalimar?

Related link: Givenchy Dahlia Noir - PINK MANHATTAN Sensorium of Song and Scent, by Sali Oguri - Published: September 17, 2011

Bill Blass Nude, circa 1990