Tuesday, February 06, 2007

The scent of intelligence

What makes a scent intelligent? As usual it really does rely on the nose of the one who is smelling. Still there are few fragrances that I own or have sniffed that scream intelligence too me. And also there is one note that if I smell in on a woman it always makes me think she might be intelligent: vetiver. And now a fun little scent list:

Balmain Ivoire- it's dry, unique, earthy, yet resplendently soapy that it screams high class. It is scent of beauty but beauty with sardonic intelligence with the raised tilt of a brow.

Guerlain Vetiver- Yes, it's in the men's section of the fragrance counter but trust me this has easily got to be one of the most wearable scents. It's clean but earthy with that zest from the citrus. The nutmeg and the tobacco give it a subtle unique dry down that is inviting but does not scream I am trying to seduce you but rather, I smell incredible and I bet you wonder what the hell it is? It is the scent I wear when I want a confident easy going quality.

Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon- What this ultimately dries down to on me is a powdery iris vetiver concoction both scents of intelligence yet when used correctly have cool deeply sensual quality. This is the Femme Fatale of intelligent fragrances, this is the "going out" scent of an intellligent woman.

Chanel Chance- I admit this one does not work on me. Yet, when I have smelled it on women it works it becomes a brite citrusy laden patchouli vetiver concoction, almost having an eau de cologne quality but with definite sillage. The ad campaign was flirty and girly but the scents dry down is anything but that.

Chanel Coco Madamoiselle- This may have one of the most wonderfully smooth openings but the patchouli dry down screams pure wit.


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Jennifer said...

I looked at your profile and I am fairly positive you know absolutely nothing about perfume other than how to copy and paste. You quite a few blogs but all them seem to be for advertising. I officially just got my first spam blogger.

Barbara said...

Love your blog, Jennifer. I was out looking for notes to compare Jolie Madame and Miss Balmain and the search led through your Scent of Apricots.

You might like to know about:
Perfume of Life (POL) http://perfumeoflife.org/index.php?act=idx
which is a daily forum about perfumes (duh) and other topics of human fascination
and: http://www.bakingandbooks.com/
the blog of an East Coast grad student, gourmet, constant reader named Ariela.

Jennifer said...

Barbara, thank you for your comment and I just wanted to tell you I am already apart of Perfume of Life

Femme d'Ivoire said...

Anyone, and I mean ANYONE, who is not only familiar with Ivoire, but appreciates it for what it is is an A+ in my book. ;)