Gettin’ Some Scents

As much as People Magazine wants to convince you that there’s only one way to be sexy (which is to look like Brooklyn Decker divided by Jessica Alba to the square root of Kim Kardashian), there are truly countless varieties of sex appeal. This has never been clearer to me than when I tried Juliet Has a Gun Citizen Queen last week.

The Muse in Wooden Shoes has repeatedly declared Citizen Queen her “gettin’ some scent”, so I dabbed on my sample expecting nothing less than a goddamn love potion. What I got instead was a textbook comfort scent, as soft and tender as a down pillow. I would never think of Citizen Queen as a gettin’ some scent, but clearly Mals and her husband feel differently!

So now I want to know: what’s your idea of a gettin’ some scent? I used to favor overtly seductive scents of the club-him-and-drag-him-back-to-your-cave variety. We’re talking Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur, Prada Ambre, M.A.C. MV3. I still love and wear each of those perfumes, but these days I prefer my perfumes to come across as more flirtatious than outright provocative. That means sparkling, effervescent scents like Lolita Lempicka, TokyoMilk Gin & Rosewater, and Serge Lutens Jeux de Peau.

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16 thoughts on “Gettin’ Some Scents

  1. OH PULEEZE. Lolita Lempicka and Jeux de Peau are “sparkling and effervescent”?

    This is absolutely hilarious! I like both of those. But they’re what *I* would call “cuddly.” I rather enjoyed smelling like licorice and French toast, but are they flirty? Uh… I’m guessing it’s a generational thing.

    As for Citizen Queen, all I can say is It Works. πŸ˜‰

  2. My boyfriend likes Caron’s Parfum Sacre, so I guess I wear that when I’m trying to make him happy. For me, though, Shalimar makes me feel foxier. Musc Ravageur is definitely smutty, too! I’ll have to dig that one out soon.

    1. I feel very lucky that my boyfriend likes most of my perfumes. The only one he’s ever objected to was What We Do In Paris Is Secret, which I did like quite a bit 😦

      1. Aww, too bad! Mine hasn’t actually objected to anything, but he’s mostly oblivious (I think!). PS is one of the ones he’s actually commented on, so it must be getting through somehow πŸ™‚

      1. Righty ho! So we’re talking: Tabac Blond, Portrait of a Lady, Habanita and Soir de Lune. All winners!

  3. Hugo Boss Deep Red, Lolilta Lempicka L, Shalimar, Dior Addict, and Boucheron Trouble. Sometimes I even pick up Aquolina Chocolovers or Lavanila Pure Vanilla.

    1. I love every single perfume on this list except for the ones I haven’t tried!! (Which would be Trouble and Deep Red. Are those discontinued? I always see them at T.J. Maxx, where there are no testers.)

  4. Gettin’ Some Scent would be Thierry Mugler: Angel (at least the husband feels that way) and Guerlain: Shalimar.

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