I love winter because I can wear two of my most favourite things: all those gorgeous, resinous, heavy, vanilla perfumes and sweaters! Gosh, I love sweaters, all those fancy cashmere ones to 'nana chic' sweaters, mostly grey sweaters but love coloured ones too. I also love sweatshirts (I live in my med school/high school reunion sweatshirts) silk scarves and cute hats! And coats, oh, I love coats! It is safe to say I love warm clothes in general, a little excessively actually. I recently went shopping with a lovely new friend and she must have thought I am bit cray cray for sighing orgasmically at every sweater I looked at! I picked up this really soft and comfy sweater that is also quite stylish. It is the background of the picture above and seen here.
This winter, I have taken a deviation from my usual perfume liking of heavy resinous ones to warm, snugly, light perfumes. I still love an occasional spritz of Shalimar, all my intense ambers like Prada Intense, Tom Ford Amber Absolute, my most beloved Tobacco Vanille and a dab of my Snake Oil, but I seem to be hooked on comfort. The two perfumes I wear a lot these days are Love's True Bluish Light and Boo!
Ava Luxe: Love's True Bluish Light
The beauty of this lies in its simplicity. It is a simple blend of Vanilla and Musk. It smells innocent, pure and uncomplicated. The musk is gentle and delicate, very skin-like. Vanilla just adds a nice touch to the skin musk making it more graceful. It is such a pleasure to wear, it is something so gentle and so beautiful. It stays so close to the skin, like a dainty silk scarf rather than a woollen sweater but keeps you warm and comfortable.
Every time I wear this perfume, I am reminded of how many beautiful perfumes are made by Ava Luxe I need to get more of these gorgeous blends sometime very soon. My eyes are set on Madame X, Royal Parvati and Milk.
Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
LE for Halloween
"Eerie billows of spun sugar, fluttering white cotton, and sheets of cream"
It smells like milk and sugar! It is rich, warm, delicious, creamy milk with sugar and vanilla dissolved in it. The "fluttering white cotton" is adds something clean and a freshness to it. My bottle is from 2009 and it is well aged. When the bottle was new, I used to get the eeriness from something which I thought was incense. I also remember that it had a creme brule like burnt-smokiness to it, which was very mild but was still there. Now all that is gone and it is pure and simple milk and sugar - awesomeness! Boo has certainly got better with ageing. It is such a gorgeous scent to wear on cold winter night and stay in. It is so warm and comfortable.
I am also loving the entire Shea Butter range from The Body Shop, which I bought a ton of and some really nice body products from Molton Brown. After all, winter is indulgence time I enjoy the most, unlike summer where I struggle with 'fresh' perfumes and also with what to wear!