I won't deny that I spent far too much on fragrances this year. My new year's resolution for 2005 was to not purchase any fragrances unsniffed which was clearly broken early on! Ah, no matter!
Here are the gems that I discovered this year:Parfums DelRae Bois de Paradis
Starts off with bold cedar and dries down to pure heaven, it's the blackberries that draw me in.
Serge Lutens Chergui
Who knew leather could smell both sexy and sweet at once?Serge Lutens A La Nuit
This was my choice as signature spring of 2005 fragrance but I wore it all year long. This is what turned me onto jasmine.Sali Oguri Pink Manhattan
Even better than the fragrances that inspired it. More fruity than floral with just the perfect touch of sweetness - Summer in a bottle!The Different Company Jasmin de Nuit
A subtle spiced jasmine that is amazing in both warm and cold weather.
Yves Saint Laurent Roses Enchantees
A green fragrance with roses that forever changed my opinion on lily of the valley. Can't wait for the weather to warm up just to wear this one again!L'Artisan Extrait De Songe
Subtle hay fragrance with hints of wood and musk, very unique and different from other fragrances on the market. *discontinued*Les Parfums de Rosine's Un Zeste de Rose
Fresh and light rose that even non rose lovers would love. Makes even the hottest days seem bearable.People Of The Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo creme
I think I may love this even more than the fragrance itself. A lot more incense than in either the EDT or Parfum. The scent lasts all day and then some.Serge Lutens Bois de Violette
Oh my, cedar and violet - such a sexy combination! By far the best violet fragrance on the market in my humble opinion. Just amazing!Regina Harris Original
Incense and roses, that's all I need in life! Incredible in cold weather and smells better as the day goes on.Rosine Rose D'argent
Makes me question why I previously dismissed fragrances with anise. Another uniquely beautiful spiced rose. *discontinued*Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir
Fruits and woods have never been so good together, the pine in here just melts my heart.Lancome 2000 et Une Rose
It's no wonder why this is such a coveted fragrance a bold, beautiful rose bouquet, lightly spiced with hints of citrus and vanilla. Truly worth all the hype and more! *discontinued*Keiko Mecheri Peau de Peche
This subtly spiced and earthy peach fragrance is as comfortable as a thick, warm blanket.
Beautiful lists by beautiful people!
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Wishing everyone a beautiful, blessed and bountiful 2006!