A reader recently asked me about my favorite gentle, delicate scents. As she is pregnant right now, she can’t go for her usual beloved oriental bombs any longer, so she hoped for tips.
We thought it would be a good idea to bring this question to you all.
What perfumes are especially tender, light, gentle and soft?
Which delicate fragrances can you recommend?
My light and gentle perfumes are the ones I use almost exclusively right now, so that is an easy one for me.
Light citrus scents, cloud-like powdery confections and soft, warm muscs are my idea of delicate.
Il Profumo Nuda is one such tender scent that never overwhelms and always comforts.
Hermès has, thanks to Jean-Claude Ellena’s gentle and clear sensibilites, a huge array of light perfumes, so I recommend many of the Hermessences and most of the mainstream line (let’s pick Jardin Sur Le Nil and Santal Massoia as special mentions today).
Chanel Eau de Cologne is a wonderfully uplifting option that is gentle but bright and happy and never inappropriate.
Musc Nomade is my favorite gentle musk for its unobtrusive skin scent quality.
What are your top five delicate perfumes?