Non, non, non, non… je n’suis pas saoule,
I protest, like in the French song—
I’m not intoxicated, fool!
It may smell like it, but you’re wrong.
That’s the strong whisky note in my
Perfume—here, you give it a try.
It adds flair to warm, woody scents
And smooths out some eager spices.
Reserved, but with a social bent,
It nods to dimly lit vices.
Perfumes that use this fantasy
Accord look its color, aptly.
I had to stretch my imagination a bit with this one, as the only whisk(e)y perfume I can recall having tried is Commodity Whiskey; that was a few years ago and I don’t remember it well. I know what whisky smells like, though! (Bananas, more often than not…) There seem to be a lot of perfumes out there with this note, and I was amused to find that 2 of them feature in Sarah McCartney’s book Four Fragrant Mysteries, a delightful collection of short “cozy mysteries” written with quirky humor that I thoroughly enjoyed. I have yet to smell the corresponding fragrances, including the 2 with whisky: 4160Tuesdays Up the Apples & Pears and The Buddhawood Box.
What whisk(e)y perfumes do you wear?