Mid-Autumn Competition is on Saturday, September tenth, and I already envision brewing a pot of tea and admiring the complete moon within the night. Some years the climate doesn’t cooperate, and the temptress moon hides behind the clouds, however when it reveals its full splendor, the impact is magnificent. The pearly moonlight makes the sleeping metropolis shimmer and the skies flip a deep blue coloration, with delicate whispers of gray.
My moon-viewing is incomplete with out mooncakes, pastries stuffed with lotus seed paste or pink beans, and an applicable fragrance. The latter is especially vital to set the ambiance and add extra magic to my night. Beneath are my seven selections, for each women and men.
Armani Privé Pierre de Lune
Iris petals in a celadon cup is the vignette painted by Pierre de Lune, a chic, polished perfume. After all, the essence of iris comes from the rhizomes of the orris plant, and Pierre de Lune options the classical rooty, inexperienced iris, however on the identical time, it evokes the softness of petals. This sheer composition shimmers and floats, and being delicate, it’s very best for my moon-viewing night.
Clear and delicate, this osmanthus perfume evokes opalescent moonlight and the smells of cool petals and a recent breeze. Regardless of its delicate character, it lasts nicely.
This cool composition relies on ambrette, a musk-redolent materials. A whisper of rose is sufficient to add deeper layers, whereas a refined woody backdrop offers a mellow end. The feeling of No 18 is heat silk and velvet, and it clings to pores and skin seductively.
The citrus-basil shimmer of the highest notes provides option to the nice and cozy backdrop of woods. It’s paying homage to driftwood on the seaside, with violet including a darkish, inky observe. The refined character of Voyage makes it an excellent accomplice to a cup of oolong tea.
Arquiste Indigo Smoke
A brand-new perfume from Arquiste, Indigo Smoke blends darkish lapsang souchong tea with vetiver and incense. A fruity contact of apricot and carrot add a brilliant twist, whereas guaiac woods lend a smoky rose nuance. An ideal perfume for Mid-Autumn pageant, even when the moon is perhaps shrouded in clouds and rain.
Dior Bois d’Argent
Iris and incense, Bois d’Argent evokes the play of moonlight on water. A chic composition, with a lingering sillage.
A perfume that invitations reveries. Mitsouko is an autumnal magnificence that smells of fallen leaves, late rains and spicy chrysanthemums. It glows so warmly on pores and skin beneath a layer of cashmere, and it makes me wish to have a moon-viewing ritual each night time, full moon or not.
What would you choose to admire the moon?
Pictures by Bois de Jasmin