Monday Question: What Was Your Favorite Perfume In 2010?

What perfume did you wear most this past year?

What was your favorite new find?

Is there a perfume you had to say good bye to in the last year (because it was discontinued or reformulated?)

What new release of 2010 impressed you the most?

What do you hope for in 2011, scentwise?

My Answers:

My favorite perfume in 2010 was Puredistance I. It approaches signature scent status quickly, although that does not mean I won´t wear anything else anymore, that is unthinkable as of yet ;), but I reach for it whenever I want something perfect. That is high praise indeed.

What did I wear most? Hard to say with all the blog testing and power sniffing going on ;) But there are two scents standing out the most, Puredistance I (of course) and Shalimar Ode a la Vanille, this has become an evening standard.

My favorite new discovery: they came to me late in the year, so I am probably being unfair, since the impression is so fresh in my nose and on my brain, but DSH Perfumes have really impressed me this year. A great variety of wonderful, artisanal fragrances by a very nice and talented perfumer.

What I had to say goodbye to this year was a measure of innocence when it comes to perfumes and especially the perfume industry. The many reformulated fragrances, the lies of the perfume houses, it was somewhat disillusioning. But in a positive spirit, not all is lost, some perfumes are still great, even in their reformulated state. And a perfume is no painting or piece of music, it is bound to be changing all the time. That is the fleeting nature of perfume, and that adds to its allure after all.

What I hope for in 2011, is working through all my samples, and bringing to “paper” on this blog, why I love them.

What I hope for is that you all come back in 2011 to join me on my travels through Perfume Land, to join me in an ongoing conversation about what we love and why, and forge friendships along the way.

What I hope for is to find many new fragrances to love, to broaden my horizon and letting my curiosity lead me to new shores, helping my tastes to evolve.

And I hope for a big win in the lottery to facilitate all of the above ;)

I´m looking forward to your answers in the comments!

Picture source: gomonews.de, Rearview Mirror by David McDonald, 2006 via davidmcd.com some rights reserved, thank you!

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6 Responses to Monday Question: What Was Your Favorite Perfume In 2010?

  1. angie Cox says:

    My most worn fragrance was Une Rose , new discovery was a vintage, My Sin. I also wore Love Chloe a lot in the summer . My hopes for next year , buying all the Chanel Les Exclusifs I most like in extrait, the huge bottles are fine but have no staying power . If I won the lottery I would politely ask Octavian to go on a perfume spree as my guide and he’d be well rewarded .I did promise myself that I would concentrate on only vintage but I know I won’t stick to it.

  2. Marina says:

    What perfume did you wear most this past year? – Piguet Futur

    What was your favorite new find? – ELdO Like This

    Is there a perfume you had to say good bye to in the last year (because it was discontinued or reformulated?)- don’t think so…

    What new release of 2010 impressed you the most?- Like This, Candide…

    What do you hope for in 2011, scentwise? – something that would excite me. Like you said, that measure of innocence is long gone, but I still hope something will be released that will make me goo, Ahhh! :))

    (Love the questions!)

    • Olfactoria says:

      Like This is a very good perfume indeed, I wore it a lot during fall season.
      Candide went on my list after your review, even though Aftelier is very hard to get and expensive for me :)
      I also long for something that makes me swoon!

  3. deeHowe says:

    What perfume did you wear most this past year? Over the course of the year, I probably wore Shalimar parfum more than any other one fragrance.

    What was your favorite new find? Sonoma Scent Studio (now, if I could just find my fan-girl card… it’s here somewhere)

    Is there a perfume you had to say good bye to in the last year (because it was discontinued or reformulated?) Nope! Lucky me :)

    What new release of 2010 impressed you the most? There were some really good releases in 2010, but the one that I found it hard to *stop* wearing was Traversee du Bosphore.

    What do you hope for in 2011, scentwise? I’m most looking forward to Jeux de Peau, so far! But who knows what’s beyond the horizon?!

    … And if I win the lottery, I’m opening a brick & mortar perfume boutique ;)

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