1.Odin 02 Owari has been one of my daytime staples lately. It's got a delicious, juicy and slightly bitter mandarin and grapefruit gorgeousness with a pepperiness that is hard to resist. Owari goes from top straight to bottom, skipping the heart stage, but that's fine with me. Owari is perfect as is- no-nonsense refreshment for 100 degree weather.
2. Aftelier Perfumes Tango. I cracked open my mini bottle last weekend, and I could swear that it's even more potent and rich than the sample vial that I recently drained, but I'm not sure if it's my imagination. As the level in the bottle drops steadily from using it every night, I have begun plotting for more, along with some Fig (which I've not tried yet, but everyone is telling me I HAVE to- and I believe them!). Aftelier creations are the perfumes I live in every day, like my favorite cashmere sweater or leather jacket- indispensable and timeless. Tango, in particular, has become part of me. No other perfume inspires in me so much nose-to-wrist action.
3. Soivohle Transcendental Musc is the most recent addition to my sample collection. It's being re-launched this Fall as part of Liz Zorn's new Pour Homme collection, and I predict it's going to be a smash. It smells amazing on me and my husband, who is also impressed by it. It carries that bewitching quality that seems to be unique to Liz; so many of her perfumes feel like living things to me, Mercurial in nature and unpredictable until you get to know them. Review to come during the launch.
So, spill it, guys (the beans, not your perfume)! What have you been wearing lately?
the owari satsuma mandarin- photo from davisgardenshow.com