I am, and have been, since I can recall, fascinated with perfume. I feel that perfume can say a lot about a person; their mood, their environment, their disposition, etc. And, when you think about, smell is the strongest of the human senses, yet remains invisible. It is the invisible ink with which we sign our name.
Even though I have been collecting fragrances since grade school, I have only professionally worked with and around fragrances for just under 4 years now. I started as a sales clerk, then moved up to free-lancing for launches with several major designer brands and then onto a 'Product Specialist' position. A couple years ago, I stumbled upon some Youtube fragrance review videos (namely those of the jim-dandy Katie Puckrik). Shortly after that, I started posting my own video reviews, and continue to do so.
I've always been drawn to warm, animal-ic orientals. Some of my favorite notes include; benzoin, myrrh, opopanax, labdanum, amber, ambergris, civet, and vegetal musk (i.e. costus). I also like a delicious gourmand (with a dark edge) that puts me in mind of the winter holidays such as; Lauder's Sensous Noir, Mugler's Angel or Givenchy's Organza Indecence. And don't ever expect to get a straight answer if you ask me what my "favorite" perfume is, there are just too many to love only one. That being said, I have been waxing lyrical about Teo Cabanel's Alahine and Hermes L'Ambre Des Merveilles for a while now.