Sunday, December 14, 2014

Favorite Perfumes of 2014



So the question is what perfumes did I love in 2014? Was it an oldie in my collection that I rediscovered? A new launch? A classic? I like to think it was pretty varied. Well, no it wasn't because there is a lot of rose in my favorites for 2014.

Velvet Rose & Oud by Jo Malone, the launch of my rose quest again, you would think after finding this beauty I would be done but I wasn't, instead it renewed by love of gourmand rose scents.

Rose Flash by Tauer Perfumes, it may be the best gourmand rose around. Andy truly did create something for the gourmand rose loving enclave. I was lucky to get my hands on this beauty.

Coriandre by Jean Couturier, I can only thank the lovely Perfume Shrine blog for this recommendation. The scent of summer at my family's ranch. So many memories found in this scent.

Ao by MikMoi, an introverted tropical, it's genius, and the perfumer is incredibly kind. This scent is so tranquil and unique.

Elie Saab Le Parfum, a radiant futuristic orange blossom that just smells so good.

Neroli Blanc Intense Eau de Parfum by Au Pays de la Fleur d'Oranger, the best orange blossom gourmand out there. Comforting and serene.

Ambre Narguile by Hermes, I rediscovered this delicious tobacco cinnamon apple pie.

Jour d'Hermes by Hermes, it let me have a spring when we had summer for most of the year.

Image by Monica Ramos

4 comments:

Andre Moreau RaidersOfTheLostScent said...

Wonder if modern Coriandre smell the same of the older one....

Jennifer Koth said...

Excellent question Andre, I honestly don't know. On the other hand Perfume Shrine probably does http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2014/04/jean-couturier-coriandre-fragrance.html

Marzipan said...

I am sure that it, like all the other classic masterpieces, has been reformulated.

I sampled Velvet Rose and Oud and surprisingly I like it (surprising because synthetic oud usually doesn't smell so good on my skin).

Jennifer Koth said...

Honestly, this Velvet Rose & Oud may be the least oud scent out there which is probably why I like it :-). Oh, I know it has been reformulated, but I know not the original formulation so I can't really mourn it.