It’s Friday the 13th!
My March perfume roundup took a while to compile; as you can see, I was a busy sniffer!
- Cacharel Anaïs Anaïs EDT
- Cacharel Scarlett
- Cacharel Yes I Am
- Cartier La Panthère
- Chanel Chance Eau Tendre
- Chanel Coco Mademoiselle Intense
- Chanel Cristalle EDP
- Chloé Fleur de Parfum Chloé
- Chloé Love Story EDP
- Chloé Nomade
- Clinique Aromatics Elixir
- Dior Addict EDP
- Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau Intense
- Elie Saab Le Parfum in White
- Elizabeth Arden Untold Eau Fraîche
- Giorgio Armani Code Cashmere
- Givenchy Dahlia Divin EDP
- Givenchy Play for Her EDT
- Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Pera Granita
- Guerlain L’Instant EDP
- Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraîche
- Jennifer Lopez Blue Glow
- Lanvin Eclat d’Arpège
- Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh
- Marc Jacobs Decadence EDP
- Mugler Angel Eau Sucrée (2018)
- Mugler Aura
- Oscar de la Renta Bella Blanca
- Ralph Lauren Romance Rosé
- Ralph Lauren Tender Romance
- Reem Acra Reem Acra
- Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y
- Yves Saint Laurent Mon Paris EDP
Anaïs Anaïs EDT
1978 | Roger Pellegrino, Robert Gonnon, Paul Leger, Raymond Chaillan
Top Notes: orange blossom, hyacinth
Heart Notes: rose, lily, jasmine
Base Notes: amber, sandalwood, incense
This one has been around for a long time, and while it’s never been one to which I paid much attention, I recently thought I’d resniff it. It has also recently been relaunched in EDP and EDT; I am pretty sure I tested the old version, since the bottle had the old style cap, which is as wide as the bottle itself.
Anaïs Anaïs is perfectly fine, and very 1980s-smelling. Strong, big florals, lots of powder. I don’t really have a reaction either way—I wouldn’t choose to wear it myself, but it smells fine.
I have seen this (and Cacharel Amor Amor) on the $19.99 rack at Shoppers Drug Mart, but maybe that’s just been to clear out the old bottles over the last year or two.
2009 | Honorine Blanc, Olivier Cresp, Alberto Morillas
Top Notes: citrus, tea, pear
Heart Notes: jasmine, orange blossom, honeysuckle
Base Notes: white musk, honey, sandalwood
Named for the character Scarlet O’Hara from Gone with the Wind, Scarlett is initially fairly pretty and clean-smelling, with bright citrus notes mingled with delicate white florals. It quickly turns into something musky and a little cloying—honey is often tricky for me this way.
I was quite surprised to see a tester for this older perfume at Shoppers Drug Mart recently! The adorable bottle doesn’t have anything written on it, and the box was nowhere to be found, so I had to squint at the tiny sticker on the bottom to figure out which fragrance it was.Read More »