Out Of My Comfort Zone: Scent Wardrobing

Now that fall is arriving, I'm trying to embrace the new trends I keep writing about. I do love oranges and lipsticks, but where I have a hard time changing my ways is fragrance. I love my usual scent. I wear it nonstop. But sometimes it's fun to mix it up and stretch out of your comfort zone. Throw the idea of being crafty into anything and I'll adore it 100% more. Remember my water marbling experiment? Anytime I can add a DIY element to something, I'm all over it.

So when Trish McEvoy asked me to try to move out of my comfort zone, who was I to say no? Anyone who knows me will tell you I'm nothing if not opinionated. In fact, I make one particular co-worker crazy with my automatic and adamant dislike of jam bands and of Pearl Jam (although I do admire Eddie Vedder's work for the West Memphis Three, blahblahblah.) I'm the first one to say that I don't like musky scents, vanilla scents, strong scents, oriental scents and wood scents. But it's kind of a self-defeating attitude to not to be willing to branch out and try things, right? Somehow, Trish's request and the DIY aspect of "scent wardrobing" convinced me to break out of my tightly held convictions and try something new.

So what exactly is scent wardrobing? It's all about owning pieces that can work together to fit your different moods and needs. Kind of like how you can dress up a great skirt or pair it with a denim jacket and make it casual? Trish has designed her scents in the same way designers create clothing. The intention is to mix and match them , depending on your mood.

So what's in my Trish-inspired scent wardrobe right now? I'm all over Sexy No.9 Blackberry & Vanilla Musk. This surprises me more than you can guess, because both vanilla and musk are usually on my list of "eww!"s. However, something about how intimate, sweet and feminine this is makes me ignore my preconceived notions.

I'm also loving Snowdrop & Crystal Flowers, another light floral musk, with notes of white narcissus, snowdrop flowers and crystal musk. It's a really light musk that is more graceful than sensuous. I think this scent layers easily with deeper, muskier scents, like Black Rose Oud, which are too heavy for me to personally wear on my own. Black Rose Oud, should you be into really glamourous scents, contains Black Baccara Rose, Oud Oils, Exotic Spices, Sensual Woods and Vibrant Florals.

Do you layer your fragrances? How do you do it? What is your favorite combination?

Product sent for review.

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  1. Meredith Edwards-CornwallOctober 3, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    Must. Own. Black Rose Oud.


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