Favourite Things – Fragrance

I have started photographing some of my favourite things in an effort to practice macro photography and also to experiment with new backgrounds and staging. Last week was my new backpack.

This is my favourite perfume at the moment. It’s Costume International‘s Scent Intense. It is a dark and full fragrance, which I’ve just learned is based on Amber. It feels warm and decadent and I wear it almost every day.

When photographing this fragrance, I wanted to do something to suggest its sumptuousness and I thought this gorgeous, soft, luxurious blanket was the perfect background (actually the blanket is also one of my favourite things). The first shot has been converted to black and white, the second is the natural colour.

What is your favourite perfume or fragrance?

x desleyjane

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the way you’re experimenting. I’m going to try to adapt your thinking as I photograph Warsaw. A waft of jasmine on a warm summer evening will do me. Or my morning alarm: the aroma of my son’s aftershave as he comes upstairs for his morning coffee.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thanks Meg, that’s a giant compliment to say you’re going to adapt my thinking. I love the idea of your son’s aftershave being a favourite fragrance and an alarm, that’s so lovely.

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  2. It is inviting me to try this fragrance. Really well done! Kudos.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you! I’ll save you some 😊

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  3. susurrus says:

    I used to have several I loved, including Chanel No. 5, another warm blanket scent, but I stopped using perfume about ten years ago in favour of essential oils.

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Mmmn lovely. I find oils on my skin turn strange by the end of the day (hot in Brisbane).

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      1. susurrus says:

        I use perfume sparingly now – more often than not, just a few drops of oil in the bath.

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  4. Wonderful and effective combo of background, subject, and description!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Thank you Lisa!

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  5. We love the scents on other people.
    That blank does look awesome!

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  6. A.B Mood says:

    Gonna have to keep an eye on thsi one next time I go tot he mall :3 Btw I’m loving the new theme ❤

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh thank you for noticing! I’m enjoying it.

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  7. pommepal says:

    I can almost smell it’s warm decadence on that soft, sumptuous rug.

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  8. badfish says:

    I don’t wear a scent, but I use Old Spice deodorant…and I’m horrified now because I have to sear something else, because I’m out of OS, and you can’t buy it here!!

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    1. desleyjane says:

      Oh no! You need to start an importing business 😊

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      1. badfish says:

        why didn’t I think of THAT? There are a number of things you can’t get here. Dove chocolates is another one I have to import myself.

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        1. desleyjane says:

          Ok, let’s set up a business. I’ll design the logo. It will be pink.

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          1. badfish says:

            I can live with that!!!

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