Sometimes transitioning to autumn feels like falling off a cliff. One minute, you’re sleeping with the fan pointed at you. The next, mornings are downright cool, and you’re liberating your wool from the basement. In other words, it’s time to dig out an amber fragrance. Two new amber-friendly fragrances to consider are Shalini Amorem Rose and Aftelier Antique Ambergris.
Shalini Amorem Rose was conceived as “a poem dedicated to the greatest love stories.” Perfumer Maurice Roucel composed the Parfum..,
Today, the fourth entry in our annual series on fragrance related holiday gifts. The subject: miscellaneous scented things that don’t fit into the other categories, including a few scented tea selections. As always, please add any of your own picks in the comments!
From By Kilian in collaboration with Fleur de Mal, a silk kimono featuring lace woven with perfumed threads. The scent— Kilian’s Love, Don’t Be Shy — should last through 4-5 hand washes. $595 at Fleur de Mal, where you can also find the matching scented panties, bra and lace cuffs…
I bet I’m not the only perfume lover who has trouble wearing tuberose. Now, I love tuberose. I adore its bombshell lushness and, whenever I can, I buy stems to keep on my mantel. I adore tuberose in perfume, too. Little beats the first five minutes of wearing Frédéric Malle Carnal Flower, and I can’t give up my Piguet Fracas Parfum, even if I can’t quite wear it, either.
Yet, after a tuberose perfume’s glorious first moments, too often I’m ready chew my arm off. Those few minutes of a soprano’s aria that were so beautiful at first, now are grating. Tuberose perfume — on me, that is — is just too much of a diva, and I need relief.
I’m happy to report that Aftelier Velvet Tuberose stands apart…