When I am traveling around, or just hanging out in the mall I never hesitate to stop at the fragrance boutiques, and try to figure out which will my next fragrance acquisition be.
Today I feel like sharing with you some of the most exotic perfumes that I got to test out. Some of them seemed quite ridiculous to me, while others I really liked and even ended up in my wishlist.
Every girl that considers herself a real fashionista, should own at least once in her life an exotic fragrance. It will define her uniqueness and high class taste.
One rather exotic perfume that I really liked had a vanilla-banana scent. Even though I am not too fond of intense sweet flavors, when I got to smell the Vanille Banane Comptoir Sud Pacifique for the first time, it made me think that it is something I would put on while wearing a long sweater dress for the Christmas dinner with my boyfriend’s family. It has a gentle scent of whipped-cream, which would make me an eatable dessert in his eyes. (Wink-wink)
Last week I ran into a unisex fragrance, which was released rather recently by Ajmal. It is quite an exotic scent to me. First of all because it indeed suits both men, and women. And secondly, because the very moment I tried it, I got teleported to some Moroccan market on a hot summer day. Even though it brings out summer associations, I strongly see it as a best smelling perfume. The black pepper and cinnamon top notes seem to give out an instant energy boost, while the strong musk and agar wood base notes are there to keep up a constant feeling of harmony. Thus, this is definitely what I want to get for Christmas this year.
If you are open-minded enough, and poses a small dose of courage, you might want to try out the Cannabis Flower fragrance released by Demeter. This company is known for going yolo when it comes to fragrance ideas. I have to say that the cannabis flower one is quite summery and cool. What makes it an exotic perfume, is the fact that is blends together the smell of marijuana with slight notes of flowers and spices. I like it, because of its subtleness and ability to bring up different summer memories.
If you think marijuana scent is quite weird, let me tell you more about some of the strangest fragrances I got to smell. As I said, Demeter are into creating rather unique and varied fragrances, such as sushi, bamboo, fireplace, or even tomato scents.
Some strange fragrances that they have, are the ones that take you back to your childhood times, like the Play-Doh cologne, or the baby powder one. My very one favorite is the crayon perfume, which reminds me of the three boxes of wax Crayola I used to doodle around with all the time.
Other perfume companies go to even more extreme, and have come out with sex related fragrances, or food fragrances, or pretty random ones that few even think of (like Hellboy scent, or rose perfume).
Etat Libre D’Orange came out with this exotic perfume which odes the sexual desire. It brings up a smooth combination of sperm, sweat and saliva which will take you to that making out on the couch moments, which always escalate to something more. Nevertheless, the manufacturers used iris, coconut and sandalwood notes for its creation, so it is not as outrageous as you might think.
Another rather exotic scent you could put on is the old paper perfume, by Karl Lagerfeld. I was quite curious about it a couple of months ago, and I didn’t give up until I got the chance to stick my nose in one of those bottles. And I have to say, there is a reason why he came up with it! It’s just the illiterate ignorant people who don’t like the smell of a good book. Thus, if you feel like becoming an exotic hipster once in a while – just put on that “Paper Passion” fragrance.
There are so many more strange and special fragrances out there, that I sometimes wish I was working as a perfumer and got the chance to try them all throughout my lifetime. As I am not, I will just have to deal with taking time every now and then, and just spend it in perfumeries and ask the assistants to bring out the most exotic perfumes they have. Life is too short not to surprise your nostrils with diversity and uniqueness.