Monday, October 10, 2016

My October Fragrances List

Still Life with a Cup of Coffee, Roses and Fruits
Oil paint on hardboard | 40 × 35 cm | 15.8 x 13.8 inches
Anna Fine Art

Seasonal changes haven't swayed my taste in fragrances for quite some time, but currently I'm wearing warmer, sweeter coconuts blended with vanilla, and a new favorite note combination found in my personal coffee-and-rose perfume, which I had intended to offer for sale but have only kept for myself to wear. Perhaps one of these days I'll get it done, along with everything else I said I've thought about doing. I must say, having a unique original perfume that no one else has smelled or worn makes me feel pampered, a sensation I could get used to.

Coffee and roses seems an iconic combination if only in the world of stock photos and not fragrance, but perhaps someone out there will create some divine liquid gems to saturate the market with and put to shame anything I've ever made. I usually only work with combinations that smell too good to mess up completely. Lol. My coffee & roses mix is one of my personal favorites: rich, mildly sweet but a touch bitter, sumptuous, aromatic, and in an intense parfum strength I can only dab lightly onto one or two pulse points at a time. My rose oil is at least as strong as Caron Rose extrait. My coffee's potent, too.

Aside from my coffee obsession, my love for the star of tropical notes, coconut, continues season after season, year upon year. Today I might spend Columbus Day attempting to make these zeppole that don't taste like zeppole because I don't have the right recipe. Sugar and dough is another foolproof combination, and goes well with a good ol' cuppa joe. Enjoy your season!

My fragrances list:

LaVanilla Coconut
The Body Shop Coconut
Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb
OGX Coconut Water for my hair