I was just looking over last year's perfume wishes and realizing how few had come to pass...oh well! Hope springs eternal, so here are a few wishes for this coming year:
I hope that at least a few of the Les Exclusifs de Chanel are fabulous, but not all of them: I can't afford to buy six new Chanel perfumes. I am hanging my hopes on 28 La Pausa, Bel Respiro and 31 Rue Cambon; if those 3 are good, I'll be very happy indeed.
I feel pretty much the same about the upcoming Tom Ford Private Blend Collection. May a few of them be wonderful and the rest just ok.
I would love to see at least one mainstream celebrity go out on a limb and release a really unusual fragrance instead of the usual crowd pleaser.
But my biggest wish for 2007 is that we finally see some new fragrance trends. I keep reading that the trends are already changing, and that we will be moving on from the sweet-fruity-floral madness, but I've seen no evidence that it's true. I don't like sweet fruity florals, but really, I'm not trying to inflict my own tastes on anyone else; it is just that there are enough of them already. Even those who adore sweet fruity florals must find the plethora of options overwhelming. It is time to move on.
Note: the lovely drawing of Narcissus is via Laurelines.