Baccarat Rouge 540 Revisted…Again

I love Vogue. I follow Vogue’s advice even at times and have for years. Anna Wintour fascinates me. But golly…have they got it wrong when it comes to Baccarat Rouge and me. Why me? Because they seem to think it’s everyone’s perfume and that it will drive your love interests wild and garner tons of compliments… And I’m included in everyone, of course.

But no… People couldn’t care less when I wear the juice from the epic MFK powerhouse. My ex-husband finds it “meh” on me every time I wear it and always has. I don’t think any man I’ve ever been even mildly attracted to ever who has smelled it on me has ever thought it was anything but ok at most… I’m either a glaring exception or it’s…amazing but maybe a tiny bit overhyped?

No, the eight fragrances (yes there are specifically eight) most loved on my skin are: 1. Rochas Femme, 2. Houbigant Orangers En Fleurs, 3. Jo Malone English Pear & Freesia, 4. Chanel Coromandel, 5. J. F. Schwarzlose Rausch, 6. Casmir by Chopard, 7. Caron Fleurs de Rocaille, and 8. Parfums de Marly Athalia. Athalia, Fleurs de Rocaille, Casmir, Rausch and Femme have always been the favorites of men who find me attractive. Orangers En Fleurs, Coromandel and English Pear and Freesia are all around favorites, with Orangers En Fleurs being the most popular and Jo Malone’s classic the most versatile…

While I’ll likely buy a bottle of the cult classic MFK just to have one…I don’t actually wear it all that well. *sigh* Sorry, Vogue… Maybe it’s just a chemistry thing? Ha!

Until later!


Years ago when I started this blog I intended it as an online thought-space to analyze perfume and process my feelings as my family prepared to be ex-patriots living in the UK. We never did leave the US, although we did move twice and I did write hundreds of posts about perfume.

I’m restarting this blog. I’ll review my current perfume collection bottle by bottle on occasion. And, I’ll certainly share my thoughts. We may still even live in the UK or Dublin for half a year or so in the not so distant future. We’ll see.

I’m still working on my writing. If I publish anything I’ll let you know in a post. One of my cousins published a work of science fiction in the last couple of years and I feel encouraged to push myself to finish my novel sooner than later. Time goes by very quickly, doesn’t it?

Well, that’s all I suppose. It’s been a rough last year for the whole world, of course, and that’s putting it mildly. Please take care.