I need some scentful help

A week from now I’ll be off to France for a week of skiing. I cannot describe how much I am looking forward to a week of some energetic activity, sun, snow and no work. 🙂 I really think I’ve earned my vacation this year.

Anyway, I realized I have a bit of a problem. I have no ide what to take with me (perfume-wise). I know I will take Jo Malone Nutmeg and Ginger because that is my light scent for pretty much every occasion and I think will work great during my snow activities.
But, it will be March and it won’t be that cold (approximately from -3 to 3 degrees Celsius) so now my winter scents are not going to be appropriate because first, they are not designed for strenuous activity (I don’t see most of them in that light anyway) and secondly, they make me feel warm and cuddly and that is not exactly what I will need them to do. I mean, the sun will be shining and it’s going to be pretty warm (in ski terms) and the cuddly needs no explanation. 🙂

But I don’t think my summer scents are appropriate either. I don’t want citrusy light variants for skiing, they somehow feel like they are going to clash with snow. I would like either something sporty, something cristalline-like or white (ChickenF, are you going to suggest Cristalle? – which btw, I still don’t know what it smells like) or something springlike. I’m thinking of taking Santal Blanc as well (it has the white part, besides it’s not too wintery so it might work).
Any suggestion will be most welcome. 🙂
I also plan to take something to seduce my boyfriend in the evening 😉 but that is a much easier choice (my Amoureuse and Lyric samples are coming with me – probably some others as well, but I haven’t yet decided which).

And while I’m waiting for the week to pass, some pictures from last year (Les 2 Alpes). That’s me in light blue.

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8 thoughts on “I need some scentful help

  1. waftbyCarol February 27, 2010 at 21:33 Reply

    Hi Inestake what you love…CimabuePatch NoirAmbre de CabochardFifi ChachnilAlamutDSH Vintage Patchouly if you have it .Sillage monsters are allowed in the wide open spaces too , so take a few of those samples you thought you could never wear anywhere , but you liked them anyway .ScentfullyCarolHave a grea time you lucky girl !


  2. ChickenFreak February 28, 2010 at 07:25 Reply

    Well, yes, I was indeed going to suggest Cristalle, so it was weird to have you reading my mind in print just as I thought of it. 🙂 Would Ivoire be too strange a suggestion? Looking at my own most recent post about it, apparently I found it pleasant in chilly weather. Except, do I remember that you dislike Ivoire?Issey Miyake A Scent? I've actually never tried it in cold weather, but it seems to me that it might be good on ice.Serge Noire? Great in the cold, but not foody.Sushi Imperiale! Sushi Imperiale! Bubbly ice sparkly ginger! Sushi Imperiale!L'Eau Rare Matale and Harmatan Noir would be good, too. I think.


  3. Ines February 28, 2010 at 13:43 Reply

    Carol, thank you for some great ideas! 🙂 Patch Noir – can't believe I didn't think of it.I think I have all of those on your list – I'll definitely take them and see what happens. Oh, I can't wait! A week from now I'm skiing! 🙂


  4. Ines February 28, 2010 at 13:47 Reply

    CF, I don't know about Ivoire, I'll try it this week and see how it feels.I'm definitely going to take Sushi Imperiale (reminded me straigth away of snowball fights – you know, laughter and much happiness).Serge Noir is not a bad idea either. :)Btw, I don't have the last 2 on your list but will try and find them just to see what they smell like. Thank you for the help!And tomorrow I'm trying Cristalle.


  5. flittersniffer March 2, 2010 at 01:20 Reply

    How about Omnia Crystalline or White Patchouli if you have it, or EL Sensuous, which is strictly pink, but a "white shirt" kind of scent, and quite chilly on. I could see it working with salopettes.Iris Silver Mist or Iris Poudre? Isn't powdery snow meant to be good? There's Note Poudree and Teint de Neige – now I am just being silly…


  6. Ines March 2, 2010 at 11:42 Reply

    Thanks flittersniffer! I think I have some White Patchouli but no Omnia Crystalline. And I'll have to see if there is Teint de Neige hiding somewhere at home…I know I don't have Irises. 🙂


  7. waftbyCarol March 2, 2010 at 14:04 Reply

    I just got a bottle of DSH Dutch Blue Hyacinth , oh it would be lovely for you !!And Serge Noir , definitely !!


  8. Ines March 2, 2010 at 14:21 Reply

    Carol, I went straight for DSH site to read more about it – and it turns out, it's not even listed! 🙂 Aaarghh! I am so jealous. Can't wait to read what you think of it though.Btw, I tried Prophecy the other day and loved it. Of course. 🙂


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