Saturday, December 13, 2008

Snowy Night


snowy night, originally uploaded by Sasakei.

It's snowing for the first time this year, and I'm snuggling up in bed snuggled up in my cozy pyjamas and perfumed with my latest version of The Purple Dress (with champaca, henna flower, broom and oud) and wrapped in Kyara incense smoke.

What would you wear when it first snows? Share your thoughts below and enter to win a sample of The Purple Dress.

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10 Comments:

At December 14, 2008 3:14 AM, Anonymous Aidan said...

First night of snow over here in Victoria, too!

I browsed through my little collection looking for the answer to this; looking for that warm, spicy oriental that I'd normally seek out ( I'm wearing Mitsouko this evening - what can I say, the weather surprised me! ) Comme Des Garcons EdP seemed too clean... Shalimar isn't spicy enough... then I ran across a little empty decant of Caron's Poivre urn parfum.

So if I had some, and wasn't already wearing something, Poivre is just what I'd wear on an evening like this. Warm, spicy and cozy...

 
At December 14, 2008 6:26 PM, Blogger ScentScelf said...

We've had snow for a couple of weeks in Chicago...and wouldn't you know it, last night (Saturday) marked a change in the weather that has nearly erased all of our white blanket.

The Purple Dress sounds like a lovely winter's wrap...but since that's not among my current choices, I'd have to say I might go for a DK Black Cashmere, or a SL Chergui, or L'Artisan Poivre Piquant, or maybe even a Bulgari Black (it's a vanilla drydown on me). Of course, if I'm snuggly but not yet pajama-ed, I might try L'Heure Bleu...

 
At December 15, 2008 12:38 AM, Blogger Sharon said...

As I live in South Florida, the first thing I'd wear is a shocked expression....After that, I'd wear Immortelle L'Amour. It has a warm, smooth vanilla-carmel blanket of comfort.

 
At December 15, 2008 9:09 AM, Blogger Krista Janicki said...

If the first snow was a shock, I would probably wear SL Ambre Sultan. It's over the top spiciness and sexy amber drydown make me feel hot. If I was in a holiday mood i would wear Bvlgari's Omnia. It smells like ginger snaps sitting on a plank of fresh sawed maple wood. It's my favourite comfort scent.

 
At December 15, 2008 9:30 AM, Blogger Ayala Sender said...

Aidan,

Hope you are enjoying your Mitsouko snowy Victoria! Must be quite a sight as this is such a picturesque city.
Poivre has quite a spicy punch (pepper, nutmeg and cloves) and its animalic dryness would be a beautiful counterpoint in such weather. At the same time, I can't say Mitsouko isn't suitable for snow, though it wouldn't be my first choice for such weather. It's a classic match for a bright and crisp, colourful autumn day but also great year-around I think.

Thank you for posting!

 
At December 15, 2008 9:31 AM, Blogger Ayala Sender said...

ScentScelf,

Your suggestions are of scents I never really wear (just tried them a couple of times) so I'm now intrigued and will revisit them.

Thank you for commenting and entering the draw!

 
At December 15, 2008 9:35 AM, Blogger Ayala Sender said...

Sharon,
LOL! That facial expression would be the most appropriate thing to wear I suppose...
I'm very flattered you picked one of my perfumes. In past years, my snow-time fragrance was Parfum Sacre, but now I usually wear two of my own - either Yasmin (worn yesterday) or Immortelle l'Amour (which I wear when it's either stormy, snowy or foggy). I also like L de Lolita Lempicka for these weather conditions.
Today is sunny and snowy, so I think I will reach for Yasmin again (which would be easy enough, because I just refilled my perfume pendant with it a couple of days ago!).

 
At December 15, 2008 9:37 AM, Blogger Ayala Sender said...

Krista,

Thank you for commenting and intriguing me with scents I never wear! I tried Ambre Sultan before, and it was very heavily sweet on me, as my skin always brings out amber and vanilla.
Omnia is a scent I've never given a chance on my skin. It smelled like nothing on paper; but ginger snaps and maple wood? I must try that!

 
At December 15, 2008 12:57 PM, Blogger Amy said...

For the first snow I'd seek out Jicky EDP. Something warm to wrap myself in while I stay inside and watch the beautiful pristine white fall outside.

 
At December 15, 2008 9:36 PM, Blogger Ayala Sender said...

Amy,
I like the softness of Jicky, and how natural it smells overall. It's simple but not one-dimensional. Have you ever tried the parfum extrait? I don't think it is as animalic as some would claim but it sure has a more depth than the other concentrations.

 

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