To wrap up the year, the fragrance-beauty-fashion bloggers are participating in the Best of 2006 project. Below is my list of this year’s highlights (in no particular order):
Guet-Apens by Guerlain – a discontinued beauty that’s been reissued as Attrape Coeur preserving the scent, with the exception of perhaps less powderiness.
By Terry Baume de Rose – the most expensive and the best lip balm I’ve ever had. Besides its nourishing qualities and SPF 15, it has a delicious rose scent.
L’Air de Rien by Miller Harris – a peculiar olfactory experience. Not for the faint of heart.
Bois d’Armenie by Guerlain – soft, balsamic smoke. I can never be without it.
Parfum des Merveilles by Hermes – the parfum version of the popular Eau des Merveilles, with emphasis on patchouli and resins. Excellent power sillage.
L de Lolita Lempicka – one of the best department store releases of 2006.
Voilette de Madame by Guerlain – exquisite animalic floral that has no rivals.
Songes by Annick Goutal – “a romantic reverie”, a sensual and refined interplay of frangipani, jasmine, and vanilla.
Wenge by Donna Karan – a dark, softly resinous offspring of the popular Black Cashmere, centered around African wenge wood.
Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d’Empire – sweet, balsamic leather. A big shout-out to the entire Parfum d’Empire line!
Eau Suave by Parfum d’Empire – honeyed, dewy rose – luminous and tender.
Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil – an excellent facial cleanser. Enough said.
Orris Noir by Ormonde Jayne – velvety, balsamic iris – gorgeous beyond belief.
#3 by Parfums MDCI – mysterious and alluring animalic floral.
Plus Que Jamais by Guerlain – opulent and luscious floral, in the spirit of Guerlain’s classics.
Please be sure to check other Best of 2006 lists on the following blogs:
- All About The Pretty
- Beauty Addict
- Beauty Blogging Junkie
- Beauty by Nadine
- Beautiful Makeup Search & Beauty Blog
- Beauty Hatchery
- Beauty Jones
- Blogdorf Goodman
- Bois de Jasmin
- BonBons in the Bath
- Brain Trapped in Girl’s Body
- Capital Hill Barbie
- C’est Chic
- Crazy Jay Blue
- Girl’s Handbook
- Koneko’s *Mostly* Beauty Diary!
- Makeup Bag
- My Muse
- No one knows why the wolf laughs
- Now Smell This
- Perfume Smellin’ Things
- Peppermint Patty’s Perfume Posse
- Platinum Blonde Life
- Product Girl
- She’ll Be Feverish After So Much Thinking
- Slap of the Day
- The Customer Is Always Right
- The Daily Obsession
- The Great She Elephant
- The Life As A Ladybug
- The Non-Blonde
- Urbane Girl
- Victoria’s Own
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