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Coco Chanel & My Current Lust List

The Debenhams Chanel counter was blissfully unmanned this morning, so I took the opportunity to let loose with the tester bottle of Coco Eau de Toilette. You have to sieze these moments when they come along.
I wrote about Coco Chanel a while ago. But I think that Coco definitely smelt better on me in April than it does in June. Coco is too heavy for June. It might work well in the evening, but for a full on hot day like today it feels too much.
So, here is my top ten lust list — perfumes that I would love to own, but haven't got around to buying quite yet.
1. Ninfeo Mio by Annick Goutal — allegedly based on an Italian garden, but for me evokes the quintessential English summer garden.
2. Orange Sanguine by Atelier Cologne — the sweet smell of orange juice, quickly followed by a full-on leafy orange grove. A landscape in bottle.
3. Citron Citron by Miller Harris — This is by no means my favourite Miller Harris fragrance, but for summer it's suitably fresh. Most citrus fragrance are all top note and vanish rapidly. But Citron Citron has depth and is lovely for a hot day.
4. Tiare by Ormonde Jayne — White flowers are high on my list of lovely fragrance ingredients. If you don't feel like forking out on OJ's Tiare, then an economical alternative is Pacifica's Tahitian Gardenia, which I have in the body butter. I could use this every day of the year.
5. Fleur Nocturne by Isabey — I tend to avoid perfumes at eye watering prices. But Fleur Nocturne is delicate and artfully blends a bouquet of fragile flowers.
6. Eternal Return by CB I Hate Perfume — probably still top of my lust list in many ways. A blend of the salty sea and verdant evergreens. If Orange Sanguine paints the orange grove picture, then Eternal Return is the seaside dream.
7. Eau du Sud by Annick Goutal — the second from Annick Goutal on my list. But if you like sunshine fragrances, like Eau Dynamisante, Eau du Sud is unmissable.
What about scents I haven't tried — you ask? Well, I just have to include a few on my list.
8. Orange Star by Andy Tauer is reviewed by Persolaise. It sounds interesting, and I want to try it for myself.
9. Tilda Swinton by Etat Libre d'Orange. Apparently Tilda Swinton mentions 'peat after highland rain' in the description. I'm already in love. Read this great review by the British Beauty Blogger.
10. Eau des Merveilles by Hermes. This is a bit of a wild card. Robin at NST gave it a very good review in 2006. I've picked it because the perfumer, Ralf Schwieger, recently created Orange Sanguine. Orange Sanguine has bowled me over, so I'm curious to try more by the same perfumer.
So there it is, my current list. my would love to hear about the fragrances that you're pining after too.

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