Thursday, July 29, 2010

SOTD: Encens Flamboyant and Private Collection layering

This morning I'm really happy I layered Annick Goutal's Encens Flamboyant with Estee Lauder's Private Collection parfum. I initially loved Encens Flamboyant, but it's now only in the heat and humidity that it really appeals to me. Otherwise, it's just way too insistently sweet, ashy pine needles. And the fir sap quality of Private Collection that used to seem so prominent to my nose is now overwhelmed by the florals. But put the two together and it's a magical, dark fir-tree forest. Another combination that works well is the EF with Molinard Musc, because the musk is sweet enough that it doesn't clash with the EF, but quiets it's strident "pine tree! pine tree! pine tree!" I've been feeling from it lately.

3 comments:

kjanicki said...

That so interesting, I never thought of layering those. I have a sample of EF, I'll have to get one of PC and try it. I didn't really love EF, it was too ashy, after a while all I could think of was a burned down pine forest. But maybe layered...

La Bonne Vivante said...

good idea!

ScentScelf said...

I just love happy layering endings...

...but perhaps that's because I'm just a {a-hem} sap.

(What, that doesn't resin-ate well??)

Oh, I am being silly. Maybe it's just because it's good to see you writing again. :) I'll enjoy imagining it for a little while, though.