November was slightly cooler and somewhat rainy but it was still uncharacteristically warm. But with rain I’m fine with “warm.”
I intended to use in this post statistics based on the answers to the question I posed in hajusuuri’s wonderful guest post Beyond Mardi Gras – Perfume Shopping in New Orleans. Unfortunately for me, not too many people were interested in the subject of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday shopping – even though I asked about the perfume shopping. The number of answers weren’t enough even for the entertaining statistics so I decided not to use those. Thank you, everybody who did answer the question. You were entered into the draw for 2 ml of hajusuuri’s custom blend perfume and a block of Pumpkin Spice soap. And the winner is Nemo. Please contact me or hajusuuri with your shipping address.
I could have stopped there but I decided to take a look at the comments I got on my last post – Perfume Diary: NovAmber. I asked you to name your top three favorite amber perfumes.
I’m not surprised: our tastes are different. My readers named 26 perfumes. Coincidentally, it’s exactly the number of perfumes I wore in November though the perfumes were different.
The most popular amber perfume in our small but very representative subset was Hermès L’Ambre des Merveilles. Three people named it as one of their top three choices. I definitely need to revisit this perfume.
The next six perfumes were named twice each: Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche, By Kilian Amber Oud, Dior Mitzah, Mona di Orio Ambre, Ormonde Jayne Tolu and Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan. I like them all (less Mona di Orio’s one that I need to test) and I think these seven make a perfect list of amber perfumes to try for anybody who just starts their exploration of amber.
Nineteen perfumes were mentioned just once and I was surprised to find eight that I’ve never tried (marked in bold):
|Carner Barcelona||Rima XI|
|E. Coudray||Ambre et Vanille|
|En Voyage Perfumes||Captured in Amber|
|Hermes||Eau des Merveille|
|L’Artisan Parfumeur||l’Eau d’Ambre|
|L’Artisan Parfumeur||l’Eau d’Ambre Extreme|
|Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier||Ambre Doré|
|Nobile 1942||Ambra Nobile|
|Parfumerie Generale||L’Ombre Fauve|
Amber Pour Homme Intense
|Ramon Monegal||Ambra di Luna|
|Regina Harris||Amber Vanilla|
|Tom Ford||Amber Absolute|
|Yves Rocher||Voile d’Ambre|
Hopefully, with all the rains I’ll get enough chances to test more amber perfumes this season.
Images: my own