Dear NST friends, happy new year! I’m wearing Ambre Narguilé, which by some miracle my fiancé also likes. To be quite honest, 2020 wasn’t that bad for me. It took a lot away from me, but gave me things, too. For everyone who had a much harder 2020 (and I know that’s a lot of people, perhaps even most), but also for myself, I hope 2021 goes better.
As usual, I’ve performed some end-of-year perfume analytics. I’ve been doing this for three years, and the trend is that I’ve been wearing my favorites more. In 2018, my most-worn perfume was worn eight times. In 2019, it was 12 times.
In 2020, I wore my most-worn scent 25 times! And that scent is Ginger Piccante (so, thank you hajusuuri!). Mitzah, AG Vétiver, and Histoire d’Orangers tied for second place with 13 wears each.
My most-worn house was Guerlain (makes sense, given the 25 wears of GP), at 33 instances. Dior and l’Artisan Parfumeur come in second with 22 wears each, followed by Hermès at 20.
I was shocked to see how rarely I wore my self-proclaimed favorites: Ambre Narguilé only got six wears, and Mohur only got five! Meanwhile, le Lion, which I’ve finally decided I don’t ever need more of, got 10 wears. And Jour d’Hermès extrait, which got 12 wears last year, and which I loved so much I got an entire bottle of, got only a SINGLE application this year. Same with Camel, though that makes more sense because of its associations with my father’s passing. (No surprise, then, that the day I wore it this year was the anniversary of his death.)
Well, that’s the end of the 2020 perfume summary. Time for me to start a page for 2021. Where did 2020 even go? It felt both infinitely long and very short. Wishing you all a wonderful new year!