I have not, as yet, received all my gifts, but I think the chances of fragrance being among them is low, despite it being on my list. I had asked for any of the following:
- Costume National 21
- Domenico Caraceni Ivy League
- L'Artisan Ananas Fizz
- CB I Hate Perfume Burning Leaves
- CB I Hate Perfume To See a Flower
- CB I Hate Perfume Tea Rose
- CB I Hate Perfume At The Beach 1966
- CB I Hate Perfume Wild Hunt
Which brings me the big question: in this, my maiden year as a perfumista, which perfume rocked my world with the most regularity?
S-Perfume's 100% Love
This is totally unexpected by me because I really thought it with would be L'Artisan's Dzing! Dzing! is so unique, bold, and dangerous as a scent because who knows if people will like it or think it's awful. I mean, there's even a little bit of a burning rubber note in there, but I love it.
100% Love, on the other hand, is everything you expect to like in a perfume. It's soft, unassuming, and combines two things lots of people like -- the smell of baking chocolate and the light smell of roses -- into what has got to be the ultimate ad for Valentine's Day advertisers. And yet. And yet...here I find myself shamelessly loving it, too, because it deserves all five stars that Lucia and Tania gave it. It's subtle and sweet and deliciously delicate. I found myself wearing it, over and over, on days when I wanted to feel pretty. (As opposed to Dzing! which I tend toward when I'm feeling a lack of confidence.) So 100% Love gave what I needed when I needed it, which it turned out was fairly frequently this year.
I am so curious to see what comes of next year.
Image courtesy of The Scented Salamander.