Zeroing in on a must-try list of perfumes

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My recent Perfumed Alphabet poetry series really concluded with Y for ylang-ylang, because even though I thought I’d end with Z for zinziba, I learned that it’s not really used in perfume, but in aromatherapy. No wonder I didn’t have a clue what to do with my zinziba essential oil once I’d gotten some out of curiosity. It smells a bit like minty lemon tea syrup (or if you added sugar to some Lipton tea and concentrated it).

It’s been most enjoyable sharing examples and learning about some of your favorite perfumes for each ingredient, so thank you to those who dropped by and commented! In retrospect, this is a great opportunity to compile a list of the perfumes from all of your suggestions that I’m now very interested to try if I haven’t already. Maybe others will find this a helpful curation as well.

 

Amber:

  • Annick Goutal Ambre Fétiche
  • By Kilian Amber Oud
  • Michael Kors Sexy Amber
  • Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan

Elemi:

  • Diptyque Eau Duelle
  • Neela Vermeire Creations Mohur and Trayee

Galbanum:

  • Annick Goutal Heure Exquise
  • Chanel N° 19

Hyraceum:

  • Papillon Artisan Perfumes Salome

Iris:

  • Annick Goutal Heure Exquise
  • Chanel N° 19
  • Histoires de Parfums 1904 Madame Butterfly
  • Houbigant Iris des Champs
  • Masque Milano L’Atessa
  • Parfumerie Generale Felanilla

Juniper berry:

  • Gucci Rush for men

Lavender:

  • Krigler Lieber Gustav 14
  • Sarah Jessica Parker Covet
  • Serge Lutens Fourreau Noir and Gris Clair
  • Vero Profumo Kiki

Mimosa:

  • Frédéric Malle Une Fleur de Cassie
  • Givenchy Harvest Amarige Mimosa
  • Jo Malone Mimosa & Cardamom
  • Prada Infusion de Mimosa

Nutmeg:

  • Jo Malone Nutmeg & Ginger

Patchouli:

  • Bvlgari Gyan
  • Diptyque Eau Capitale and Tempo
  • Frédéric Malle Portrait of a Lady
  • Jovoy Psychédélique

Rose:

  • Acqua Di Parma Rosa Nobile
  • Amouage Lyric (Man and Woman)
  • Bvlgari Garanat
  • Byredo Rose of No Man’s Land
  • Chloé Eau de Parfum
  • D.S. & Durga Rose Atlantic
  • Lancôme Mille et Une Roses
  • Le Labo Rose 31
  • Maison Francis Kurkdjian L’eau À la rose
  • Ormonde Jayne Ta’if
  • Parfums de Marly Delina
  • Sonoma Scent Studio Velvet Rose
  • UNUM Rosa Nigra

Sandalwood:

  • Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule

Tonka:

  • Valentino Uomo Intense

Vetiver:

  • Tom Ford Grey Vetiver
  • Guerlain Vetiver
  • Hermès Terre d’Hermès and Vetiver Tonka
  • Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental

Ylang-ylang:

  • Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum

 

May the fragrance be with you!

 

 

 

 

 

9 thoughts on “Zeroing in on a must-try list of perfumes

    1. I don’t know most of these either! These are all from people like you who commented with examples. I didn’t think when I started this little series that a list of perfumista recommendations would come out of it, but I’m so glad it did!

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          1. Or even sadder they get reformulated. I know many amouage have been reformulated, which are what I have. I still like them but wonder how great they would have smelled in their glory days.

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