I’m so incredible fussy when it comes to perfumes. It takes me forever to find one that I love and I almost never ever buy the same one twice.
For me scents are so linked to a special time in my life, it feels utterly wrong not to move on, if that makes sense.
There’s been a few exceptions though: I bought several bottles of Calvin Klein’s Escape in the early 90′s, just because my new love asked me to and I’ve gone through 2 bottles of Annick Goutals Ninfeo Nio.
I’ve been looking for a new fragrance for a couple of months and I had my eyes set on one from Byredo and perhaps one by Agonist, both swedish perfume houses, and I thought I would get them whilst in Stockholm (a bit cheaper than in London).
But I think I got a complete overload of simplicity, minimalism and functionality after 2 weeks in Stockholm, and when I saw the above bottle: Essence by Reminiscence by french perfume house Reminiscence, it was love at first sight!
Thank heavens the smell matched the packaging!
It’s oriental, woody, soft spiced and vanillay (can’t do flower scents at the mo)
Top notes are bergamot, star anise, paprika and marigold;
middle notes are jasmine, nutmeg and floral notes;
base notes are french labdanum, sandalwood, patchouli, virginia cedar, vanille and pine.
And the extravagant, decadent bottle makes me very happy!