Thursday, December 31, 2009

It's definitely not a Nashville party...

A New Year's Resolution to Shop List


I mostly shy away from New Year's resolutions, but this was one opportunity I couldn't resist. A few weeks ago, Rebella at Confessions of a Perfume Nerd posted her wishlist for the holiday season. With the year ending, I thought I'd post a hopeful "To Be Purchased In 2010" commitment list, which I am hoping to make come true as soon as I take the bar in February and find a job.

1. Andy Tauer L'air du desert marocain
2. CB I Hate Perfume M#3 November
3. Costume National 21
4. DSH The Vert
5. Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
6. Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
7. INeKE After My Own Heart
8. INeKE Evening Edged in Gold
9. L'Artisan Dzongkha
10. L'Artisan L'Eau de Jatamansi
11. L'Artisan Timbuktu
12. L'Artisan Vert Violette
13. Montale Vanille Absolu
14. Serge Lutens Bois de Violette
15. TDC Sublime Balkiss
16. Guerlain Shalimar
17. Leslie Blodgett Bare Skin
18. Bond No. 9 Andy Warhol Silver Factory
19. Keiko Mecheri Iris d’Argent

Yes, I realize that's more than 1 bottle a month, but really, some of these choices are rather inexpensive and I'm sure if I shop around and check for swaps and... Okay, yes. I basically just committed myself to spending what will like be at least two grand on perfume next year after samples and impulse buys. Just don't tell my student loan people and everything will be fine...

What about you, dear readers? What purchases do you plan on making to kick off a new decade of scent? What scents combination do you long to discover for yourself?

I'm out for the evening. See you on the flipside, readers. And welcome 2010. We all pray you'll be better than the last decade.

"So I put my hands up.
They’re playing my song,
and the butterflies fly away.
I'm nodding my head like yeah...
I'm moving my hips like yeah...
And I got my hands up.
They’re playing my song.
I know I'm gonna be okay.
Yeah, it's a party in the USA!"

- "Party in the USA," Miley Cyrus

3 comments:

ChickenFreak said...

My wish list is Alarmingly Long. If I narrow it to the ones that I think would be absolutely definitely not-a-mistake (except fiscally), I get:

Serge Lutens Un Lys or Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle. (Actually, it wouldn't be a collection mistake to get both of these - I'd wear them both. It would just feel very fiscally irresponsible.)

Shiseido Feminite du Bois

Chanel Cuir de Russsie or Robert Piguet Bandit or vintage Robert Piguet Bandit or some other rich animalic leather that I haven't met yet.

If I don't get Cuir de Russie, Parfumerie Generale Cuir d'Iris or Parfumerie Generale Iris Oriental or Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist or some other iris-heavy fragrance.

Comme des Garcons Tea

Balmain Vent Vert vintage

Le Labo Patchouli 24

Comme des Garcons Kyoto

And I'm still trying to find the perfect vanilla without paying the price for Indult Tihota, which is the perfect vanilla for me.

Of course, these are all winter fragrances. The warm-weather-fragrance carving has yet to start.

Ines said...

Oooh, I want Spiritueuese Double Vanille! :) I totally fell in love with that one.
But I think I'll start my year with L'Artisan Al Oudh. I do hope I'll be able to get my hands on several SL bottles (like Santal Blanc and Fille en Aiguilles).

Diana said...

Ines, I haven't tried the Al Oudh, but I want to.

And wow, that list is as long as mine. Makes me feel better (especially since I know I'll end up adding onto it!).