October 27, 2006
Perfume is the deliberate composition of beauty, and our response to particular forms, such as the chypre, the floral, the resinous, the woody, the herbal, the citrus, and their combinations equals information about our ourselves; our mind, emotional state, physicality, i.e, personality.
I think it's very informative as to our true mental and emotional state to note those perfumes and natural substances that call to us, and reach us most directly with their beauty at any particular time.
Right now, personally I am most drawn to pepper, ginger, nutmeg/clove, black tea, bergamot, cedar, amber, oak moss, vetiver, all of the balsams and resins, cocao absolute, leather, tobacco, sandalwood, rosemary, clary sage, rose and rose geranium, and all fragrances with a comforting dark undertone combined with a high pitched biting quality to the top notes that mellow down smoothly over time, without any sweetness whatsoever.
Above, special limited edition Caron "Poivre" 2005