Today I had the honor of being the first essay to grace the front page of the Perfume of Life website. Only fitting I should retell my Anne Pliska story and how I have come to be such an active member of the Perfume Of Life Forum.
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It occured to me today as much as I love Anne Pliska I have never written a review of it on my blog. So below I have recapped my Anne Pliska thoughts from my Best of 2005 list, and added a few more thoughts.
ANNE PLISKA - Always tops my list. My Holy Grail, my signature scent for 18 years. It's me, or who I aspire to be. The scent I always reach for on a special occasion or when I want to make a good impression. Yes, I have lots of others, but if I had to give them all up but one, I would choose Anne Pliska. Soft, powdery amber, sophisticated and sexy, it has it all. Always elegant, a classic.
Notes: bergamot, amber, patchouli, geranium, musk and vanilla
Some people sense a chilliness from this scent, I do not. From my experience those who perceive it as chilly usually do not fall in love with it. If you love orientals, most who try this one will fall for it. I find it to be the most beautifully crafted, soft amber scent ever created. It does not have any of the medicinal amber smell of Ambre Sultan, but rather a warm softness that envelopes the other notes and folds them into sheer perfection. Make no mistake, this is an amber scent. The other notes are just along for the ride. The bergamot provides a bright opening. The orange and vanilla melt together into a softy musk base. The geranium adds the floral note while the addition of patchouli makes it sexy. The amber seems to become more powdery as it wears on the skin, however the whole composition stays rather linear. Although not listed, I would be surprised if aldehydes are not in this composition. The opening is amplified and reminiscent of some Guerlains.
And let me tell you this one garners compliments! Men love it. I have had strangers come up to me ask what I am wearing and to write it down so they can buy for their wives. The sillage is great; it has presence. As I have said before, this one is sophisticated and sexy, and has it all. Perfection.