One of my New Year resolutions was to add a new option for classifying my perfumes. I got the idea a long ago after reading annemariec’s article on beauty on the outside blog.
There is no real purpose to that classification; I’m doing it just for amusement, so I’m not trying to be too precise.
Mall scents – this category will include drugstore, catalog and specialty shop perfumes (e.g. Yves Rocher, Body Shop, Pacifica, Crabtree & Evelyn, Demeter);
Mainstream – this category will include mass-market, designer and celebrity perfumes (e.g. Estee Lauder, Lancome, Prada, YSL, Thierry Mugler, Bvlgari);
High-end mainstream – e.g. Chanel, Guerlain, Hermes, Jo Malone;
Boutique – this category will include perfumes sold in brands’ boutiques and exclusive lines (e.g. Chanel, Guerlain, Dior, Tom Ford, Hermes);
Niche – e.g. L’Artisan, Annick Goutal , Atelier Cologne, Histoires de Parfums, Ineke;
High-end niche – e.g. Amouage, Serge Lutens, Frederic Malle, By Kilian, Puredistance;
Indie – e.g. DSH Perfumes, Sonoma Scent Studio, Tauer Perfumes, Aftelier Perfumes;
One of a kind – this category will include vintage, bespoke and other odds-and-ends perfumes that I cannot put in any other basket.
Can you think of any perfumes, lines or brands that won’t fit into these categories?
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