Is a perfume name important to you? This is a question which came up on one of my Instagram posts last week when posting this photograph of Does in the Snow*. 4160 Tuesdays Doe in the Snow is an intriguing name for a fragrance. When I read the name Doe in the Snow it instantly got my attention. I like the perfume as well. On the other hand I have a bottle of Caron Aimez-Moi (which translates to Love Me in French) which I do not wear due to its name. I find its title needy and not very inviting and honestly I haven’t given it much wearing because of this as it bothers me.
Another perfume brand I love for its names and stories is Brooklyn based DS&Durga. Titles like Burning Barbershop and Portable Fireplace for a scented candle which are very inviting and give a very good idea of its fragrance as well. I like both of them and tried (and bought) them for their names. They make me smile every time I see them.
Titles for a perfume can be personal and when they are in a different language slightly confusing as well but I have noticed they are important to me especially when they have an interesting name which tells a little story too. So it’s not just a pretty name but there is a whole story (made up or not) behind this title too.
How about you? How important is the name of a perfume for you? Have you bought or tried a perfume because of it? Or because of the story behind the title?
Wishing you a wonderful joyful Easter!
*Doe in the Snow was created by perfumer Sarah McCartney for the wedding of fragrance specialist Odette Toilette aka Lizzie Ostrom.