Sunday, December 28, 2014

Episode Seventeen: I Dropped The Ball? Nope, They Did. (or, New Year's Eve 2015)

Hey girl, what's up. You know I'm just sitting here, playing with about 800 different fragrance spray vials and dabbers looking for some fun suggestions (that are readily available) for different NYE scenarios. I think I've found a couple, so let's get started.

In The Club NYE

Where I live, nightclubs are a major draw on New Year's Eve, and there are so many to chose from that each have their own vibe. I can't suggest a scent for every possible scenario (If you'd like to suggest something for the 20's-cowboy-rock-stripper crowd, be my guest) so I am going to give you my suggestion for a club NYE as a whole.
Tom Ford Velvet Orchid
 To me, Tom Ford's Black Orchid smells like a bunch of hippies gathered into a VW van, died, had their funeral services there and it hasn't been cleaned since 1968. Nice visual, huh? But Velvet Orchid is an entirely different beast, sensual, floral, and entirely hippy-free. However it is an incredibly strong, heavy scent much more suited to evenings than to daily wear. This very weight, however, makes it perfect for the club. You can settle it on your pulse points and as you sweat throughout the night, the scent will intensify. It's so sensual that it is perfect for dark, close confines and a night where you might want to form new bonds. The rose, jasmine, labdanum and vanilla will keep you feeling sexy throughout the night.

On A Date NYE

To me, New Year's Eve is a "party with your fellow man" type of holiday, but certainly it has a romantic aspect to it as well. Whether you are going as a couple, or plan to be part of a group, spending NYE with a romantic partner requires something with a little more finesse.
Narciso Rodriguez For Her
 You might not be a her, and in that case I apologize that this answer has such a strictly-tailored name. Please be aware that anyone can wear this scent, although if you are not female you might not have the same scent experience. I love this scent for romantic evenings, though, because of the decadently feminine osmanthus flower, sandalwood and musk. The scent has been popular for years, and it remains so because it plays so delightfully with the skin chemistry of almost all who wear it. You might not consider it a sexy scent, but it is still one that can be easily worn on a date and feel comfortable it. The old adage, that you wear your fragrance not the other way around. However, please note that I refer to the EDT - experiences with the EDP may differ, as I have not tried it.

With The Girls NYE

Whether you and your girlfriends plan to have a low-key get together and watch the ball drop, or you plan on party hopping all night long, this effervescent scent will take you from 2014 to 2015 with ease.
 Kate Spade Live Colorfully
This scent is fun, vivacious and really draws from the essence of a colorful life. It reminds me of a more sophisticated version of Clinique's Happy, which has been a favorite for years. Live Colorfully is decidedly feminine, but in a way that appeals to the girly, happy side of a woman ready to celebrate the end of a year with her friends. Especially if you haven't had the best year, this scent has a way of lifting the spirit and making new, likely due to the mandarin, gardenia and Tahitian vanilla.

Staying Home NYE

If you're like me, even when you celebrate from home you want to get spruced up, and a big part of that in my world is wearing a fragrance. So even though I'll be in Times Square in spirit only, here is what I will be wearing to ring in the New Year.
Gucci Première
Even the presentation of this scent makes me feel like a superstar, and that is just the way I want to celebrate the birth of a new year. Première has such a lovely, glamorous way of making a woman feel like an old Hollywood icon that I find myself reaching for it for all sorts of occasions where I want to feel like a star. Since NYE is one such time, why not put your best foot forward and go full glamour? Hair, makeup, dress - the works. Bergamot and orange, floral musk and warm leather combine into sensual beauty that leaves the wearer feeling like they can take on the world.

And those are my picks for your New Year's Eve celebrations. Remember no matter what you plan to do, stay safe and encourage others to do the same. We're all in this together so we need to help each other out a bit, yeah?

And there’s a hand my trusty friend!
And give me a hand o’ thine!
And we’ll take a right good-will draught,
for auld lang syne.

Until next year, pleasant journeys~

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