The smell of violets, hidden in the green,
Pour'd back into my empty soul and frame
The times when I remembered to have been
Joyful and free from blame.
- Lord Alfred Tennyson, Dream of Fair Women
My fragrance of the day is Aimez Moi by Caron. I am starting one of my New Year's resolutions early. I am forcing myself to do a fragrance challenge. It will be similiar to my Rock the Gloss challenge. I will wear a different scent every single day until I go through my entire collection of bottles, decants and samples. This is a huge undertaking.
It might take a year...or two.
This will be a huge challenge for me because I often reach for my favorites in times of crisis. I have scents that are like old friends.
Can I put my trusty Chinatown on the shelf while I explore my sample box?
Is there true love waiting in my decant cupboard?
All I can do is promise that I will try to do this.
If I fall off the wagon...I promise to get back on.
Back to Aimez Moi: The notes are violet, magnolia, roses, jasmine, star anise, bergamot, cardamon, heliotrope(I never detect it), cloves and amber. I get violets, roses and star anise. Anise is a very hard note to wear. I tried this fragrance three times before I decided to take the plunge. I thought the anise note went "wonky" on my skin.
Now it smells amazing and I have no regrets on grabbing this bottle.
I have no clue.
I might have changed my lotion or diet...or maybe my nose grew sophisticated.
I have no idea if it had something to do with skin chemistry. Some fragrances just will not work for me. I Profumi di Firenze's Violetta de Bosco smells like heaven on earth on Cavewoman.
On me....it turns into hot grass...with sugar on top.
What is your fragrance of the day?
Happy Thanksgiving to anyone who celebrates it today!
photos: Blogdorf Goodman(some of my decants) and Edward Gorey(online source unknown).