I never feel fully dressed without a whiff of sultry scent ~ in fact I can’t even crawl into bed without a little spritz. I love the visceral thrill of a great fragrance: be it the effervescence of childhood, the mystery of incense, the familiar musk of a former love, or the exciting air of a new-found crush ~ but there’s nothing better than finding a perfume that feels just like you. These are the fragrances that color my reality, the few that feel right in my world:1. TokyoMilk / Poe’s Tobacco: I love this one as an on-the-go refresher. I keep it in my bag and it serves as a great midday pick-me-up, because it mixes well with other scents.
2. Chanel / Eau de Cologne: I use this clean, airy fragrance as a room / linen spray ~ there’s nothing quite as nice as a whiff of this, wafting off of freshly-pressed bedding after a long day in the gritty city.
4. Orientaliste / Jasmin: I procured this treasure in Marrakech, and haven’t been able to find anywhere to buy it since ~ so I treat every drop like it’s liquid gold! I think it’s the most beautiful perfume on earth, and it kills me to reserve it for only the most special of occasions. I’d bathe in it if I could!
5. The Different Company / Rose Poivrée: I have an odd habit of dropping bottles of this on my bathroom floor, so I keep having to reorder it. Not that I mind! It reminds me of the magical friend who first gave it to me, and thus of all the beautiful, creative, strange souls I’ve known and loved. Each has had a scent and an aura all their own…
|PHOTOS| by Jeremy James