I ended up having a week of musk, it wasn’t planned, but after wearing The Body Shop White Musk layered up with Serge Lutens Clair de Musc (a combination I’d planned to wear for my wedding, till I realised I needed something with a little more oomph!), I realised that I wanted to wear more of it. I wore these with ByTerry lipstick in Cherry Cherry, which is a great matte fuchsia.
My hyposmia/parosmia means that I still can’t smell much when it comes to musk, but I do love musky fragrances a great deal, particularly “clean ones” like the ones here. Tuesday saw me in Maison Francis Kurkdijan’s Aqua Universalis Forte (possibly the cleanest perfume on the planet ever) alongside Guerlain’s Christmas Rouge G offering, which is a nice, easy to wear rose shade. Wednesday brought along an old-school musk in Musk by Alyssa Ashley, alongside Me Me Me Lip Sheen in Wild Plum.
Thursday saw me in Kiehl’s Original Musk Oil (layered over the matching body lotion, which is a little more flowery-smelling than the spray), and Chanel Dragon Lip Lacquer. Both classics, so a combination made in heaven. Friday brought Jovan Musk which is probably the ur-musk of many people’s childhoods. I wish I had the oil version of this one! I wore it with Zelens Lip Enhancer, which is a product that always makes me laugh. A healing and nutritious balm with colour-changing properties, it always ends up a bright bubblegum pink on me, and reminds me of the lipsticks that were just the same in the early 80’s. Nothing changes.
Saturday saw the arrival, finally, of a full-size bottle of Seville a l’Aube by L’Artisan Perfumer, a fragrance I’ve loved since its initial release, but had finished my sample of. It was another perfume I nearly wore for my wedding, but the groom-to-be found the mixture of wax, orange blossom, incense and amber had a little too much “oomph” for his taste (he’s a buffoon, but I married him regardless) and so it remains my own perfume pleasure. I wore it with EOS lip balm in Soft Lemon because it was the weekend, and I can’t be bothered wearing makeup at the weekends …
What’ve you been wearing?
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