On scent

I love fragrance. I always have. I’m always burning scented candles at home, I love picking out a new body wash, and I have a small but well curated collection of perfumes that I love to wear.

My favourite of the moment is something rather special that I treated myself to when Mr. P&P and I spent a few days in Calgary last spring. I’m talking about Jo Malone London Blackberry & Bay.

Blackberry & Bay is fruity but tart. Juicy and green at the same time. The notes are blackberry, grapefruit, florals, vetiver, cedarwood, and bay leaves. The Jo Malone website describes it thusly:

This fragrance evokes childhood memories of blackberry picking—a burst of deep, tart blackberry juice blends with the freshness of just-gathered bay and brambly woods for a vibrant and verdant impression.

They’ve nailed it. It’s fresh and great for summer but I think it works for all seasons. It was a spendy little purchase but I cherish it and look forward to wearing it.

What’s your scent of the moment?

Viva la Juicy

I haven’t really discussed perfume a lot here. I’m not sure why as I do enjoy scents. Lately I’ve become obsessed with Viva la Juicy.

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I’ve been dousing myself with it on the regular. Every time I pop into Sephora, or anywhere perfume is sold, I just have to try it out. It’s a bit young I suppose, but I never act my age so it’s fine. I finally caved and picked up a roller ball at Macy’s yesterday. I regret nothing. It’s great for popping in your purse, but I think it’s also pretty enough to leave out on your counter.

The scent is warm and sweet. It has top notes of berries, mandarin, honey suckle, jasmin, and gardenia. It’s underlaid with caramel, amber, sandalwood, vanilla, and praline (www.juicycouture.com). YUM. The lasting power of this perfume is ok, 3 to 4 hours I’d say. I think this is a scent that works well for winter and summer.

What are some of your favourite perfumes?