My A-Z of Perfume for Escentual.com is steaming along very nicely and we have arrived at the letter ‘O’ already. ‘O’ can stand for many things in perfume – ‘Old Spice’, ‘Olfactive Studio’, ‘Orange Blossom’ and errr…. ‘One Direction’ – to name just a few. But I wanted to focus on something a little different for my fragrant guide to the letter ‘O’ and chose to explore the wondrous world of Olfactory Oddities.
Perfume is first and foremost a functional product created to make a person smell good. But it’s also an art and a science too. So for this week’s Escentual column I’ve taken a look at some of my favourite arty scents that push the envelope of olfaction to new and exciting heights. These avant-garde smells range from the sublime (the inky, metallic flowers of Comme des Garçons 2) to the ridiculous (the salty fig-shortbread of Mugler’s Womanity) via the downright insane (Sécrétions Magnifiques – need I say more?).
So, if you’re in the mood for broadening your olfactory horizons with something mad, bad and sometimes dangerous then click here to read about my favourite Olfactory Oddities. Don’t forget to leave a comment telling me about your favourite fragrant weirdos whilst you are there!