But while the perfect fragrance is up for debate, the universal problem that looms over this situation is how to discretely yet stylishly travel with your fragrance? Even with my growing collection of roller ball options, they’re still not my ideal product as the more you roll, the more dirt and other floaters somehow always end up inside the tube.
Alternatively, I’ve also been rationing my sample via of Le Parfume by Carven… a floral mix of mandarin blossom, jasmine, ylang-ylang which settles with a hint of patchouli lingering on the skin. Completely out of my comfort zone, the subtly bitter tinge of patchouli brings a grown up quality to an otherwise heady cocktail. In fact, I can mostly definitely see a full bottle of this in my future (just you wait until September) and it makes for a great signature fragrance for someone who’s young at heart but still want a classic aura. But for hiding inside even the smallest clutch, this sample vial does its job perfectly. In fact, I can get in a discrete spritz even on the bus… you know, just in case you catch someone’s eye as your make your exit. Let me know what you’ve been wearing this time of the year and how you like to carry our perfume?