Hey there A Bottled Rose, It’s a Mood Scent 4 week. WOO HOO! This month the crew are looking at Super Power Scents. Super Powers! We all want them, dream we have them, fantasise about which ones we’d get if we had a choice and use perfumes to add what we sometimes feel we lack. Here are a few of my favourite perfumes that make me feel like I have super powers.
Obviously, these choices are subject to change, daily.
Can’t wait to read about your favourite Super Power Scents in the comments too.
Mood Scent 4: Super Power Scents
Boucheron Femme EdT
There are times when I’m severely lacking in Va Va Voom. I know, it’s hard to believe. This crazy assed, enormous, aldehydic big white floral extravaganza will lift my game and give me the chutzpah to carry on. Still in production and though not quite as formidable or heavily based as the original it still has the presence to announce your arrival well before you enter the room. As big hair, shoulder pads, nipped waists and bright colours make their way back to us from the 1980s so too should our love of obnoxiously fabulous fragrance.
Super power unlocked: Va Va Voom
CHANEL No 19
Ever feel the need for a little backbone, something to put some steel in your spine and eye? CHANEL No 19 is the most deliciously poised floral chypre known to humanity. Three or four spritzes of this green lady will have you ready to take on the world. An extra good thing about it is that once the hard yakka is done CHANEL No 19 lets her hair down, slips off her shoes and purrs her way into the evening.
Super power unlocked: Assertiveness
Epice Marine by Hermès
I love the dry and spicy saltiness of Epice Marine. Like a perfectly produced, refined and elitist L’eau d’Issey Pour Homme. A sharp green opening dries out quickly with the spices and herbs and darkens to humid woodsiness. Loads of people get a really sweaty cumin but it stays clean, fresh beach breeze for me or even the rolling ocean waves. This is what Ariel smells like.
Super power unlocked: Mermaid/water baby
Liberté by Cacharel
OK, I know this is Dcd and almost impossible to find. It’s a super sweet candy floss fruit-chouli with a zingy sizzling orange top and heart note. NOTHING a hard core perfumista would like here. WRONG! Weirdest thing about Liberté is that I don’t even know why it’s the one I love so much. Everything about it is hideously awful, but I freaking love it. It also gives me the feeling I can take on the world, in a really Elle Wood kinda way. Somehow this over ripe hot mess of a fragrance gives me a will of steel and ultra tight focus.
Super power unlocked: Kindest goal kicker
Samsara vintage extrait by Guerlain
ALL THE CREAMY YLANG AND SANDALWOOD! This ridiculously OTT fragrance screams 1980s TV superbitch. All those shoulderpadded, overcoiffed bad girls from all the fun TV series like Dynasty, Dallas, Knotts Landing, and so many others I’ve forgotten. Who can forget the Carringtons, Ewings and McKenzies? Their mostly self created drama, spite and awfulness. It was all I ever aspired to, until I found out it was such an incredibly tiresome way to live. The meteorites extrait case makes every spritz extra glamorous. PLUS even though it may cause toxic fume comas means you can respritz on the go.
Super power unlocked: 1980s Siren Glamour
The Aoud by Mancera
Sometimes the life of a glamorous international drag queen G level celebrity needs to be offset by a more regular, flannel shirted dude-ish masculinity. Obviously that’s not something intrinsic so I need some extra help. Best way to add layers to what you’ve got? Scent your way around them. Every time I wear this dark woodsy, medicinal and poopy oudh Jin mentions COW POO! I love the way The Aoud smells and how it makes me feel. So far removed from real life.
Super power activated: Cowpoke butchness
So what are your favourite Super Power Scents?