:rolleyesold: you are not foolin anyone, girlfriend, with your gotta stop the insanity posts :wink:
I cannot believe the total in TPC for the samples I have just ordered!!! Almost every thing there was something I wanted to try, so I guess that can justify it... but I will try not to repeat that again, so I am repeating your grounding mantra, actiasluna, and will slap my hand when it moves the mouse in the wrong direction.
Montale Red Vetyver - a Basenotes Marketplace trade
Notes include vetiver from Haiti, Moroccan cedarwood, patchouli, grapefruit, elemi and black pepper from Madagascar.
I bought the followings in April:
Chanel No. 5 Eau Première
La Nuit de Paco Rabanne - vintage edp 50ml splash
Miss Dior - vintage edt 100ml spray
Donna Karan New York - edp 50ml spray (in the curvaceous original black and gold bottle)
Last night I ordered a bottle of Ineke's Balmy Days and am feeling quite pleased with myself!
The New Prada For My Mom. I Bought Myself YSL LA NUIT DE L'HOMME
Olivier Durbano Black Tourmaline and Turquoise - from the "I Can't Wait To Get The Hell Out Of Denmark" sale :D
Black Tourmaline notes include cardamom, coriander, cumin, frankincense, pepper, smoked wood, oud, leather, precious woods, musk, amber, moss and patchouli.
Turquoise notes include turpentine, rose berry, elemi, Somalian oliban incense, coriander, juniper, fragrant reed, lotus, fucus seaweed, lily, everlasting flower, honey, myrrh wood and ambergris.
The duo of black/gold box vintage Chant d'Aromes EDTs arrived today (woohoo)...
Yesterday I bought Badeley Mischka AND John Varvatos for a mere $35 total!
In a fit of green lust, I finally took Le Temps d'Une Fete off my wish list and ordered some.
Thanks to sean -dt's scent of the day post on Caron- I bought a decant of Tabac Blond extrait .
Oh darn it... I got samples of Tihota by Indult and Fleur de Narcisse by L'artisan from Luckyscent.
...a bottle of ELPC's Tuberose Gardenia at a local Neiman-Marcus. I was reminded of why I almost never buy perfume retail. It's because of the SA's, who were on me like flies on um, honey. Not just perfume sellers, either. A whole mob of free-roving "floaters," with the apparent carte-blanche to try to sell me anything -- any brand of fragrance, skin-care products, all kinds of personal care products, chasing me around the perfume department until I finally fled the store. I didn't look particularly affluent. I was in there with a couple of friends last winter and didn't get this mob scene. What on earth is going on! Are the luxury companies this desperate?
I will not darken that particular door again. Back to online purchasing for me.
L'Artisan Parfumeur Mûre et Musc, 50 ml. The old bottle.
More Poison (cuz the two bottles I already had just wasn't enough):huh:
Diorella 50ml, which reminds me a lot of the Chanel Cristalle that I already own, but I wanted it anyways.
and a gift set of Hypnotic Poison 50ml with body lotion and makeup bag.
all this and I still do not think that I am done with the house of Dior....:happy:
BTW I'm afraid En Avion is smelling rather good... Debtor's prison, here we come :D :D :D
Today a purchase from a basenoter arrived, vintages all... Caron Yatagan, Carven Vetiver, and Hermes Equipage... along with the 1967 vintage Vivara perfume concentre by Pucci.
Another lovely-smelling day, and only (I think!) one more bottle to arrive... Black Aoud.
Chanel No 5 Parfum
Top notes: Aldehydes, Bergamot, Lemon, Neroli
Middle notes: Jasmine, Rose, Lily of the Valley, Orris
Base notes: Vetiver, Sandal, Vanilla, Amber
I was curious how The Fragrance Shop does dupe oils -so I ordered a couple of samples.
Gianfranco Ferre and (heart flutters) Vintage Molinard Habanita 7 ounces of EDC magnificence in a flower shaped bottle with box. Wish i was handy with a camera for this one.
Inspired by Evangeline and Taolady's Ineke lovefest, I ordered a scent sampler today.
Ordered yet another bottle of Ma Liberte by Patou and a bottle of Witness to satisfy my need for cinnamon. May your way be as pleasant.
10mls of Carnal Flower whilst I consider a full bottle purchase. I am still in love with this stuff after a bit of a rocky start with it.
The Montale Black Aoud swap was awaiting me at the post office today, the last of my FB-Buying Flurry!
I'll be going through my wardrobe for potential swaps/sales and assessing what I have now...
(I have to admit I did have a snipe in on a FB of Cumming the Fragrance but didn't want to get too spendy so I didn't win it... that's it now until fall!)
I just read recently that L'Artisan Vanilia was discontinued, I'm not sure if that was here or another site. Terrible news! This is one of the few fragrances that I liked enough to finish the bottle. It was also one of my first (if not the first) niche purchase. Luckily, I wandered into a local perfume store today that still had some in stock. I bought a 50ml bottle. Unfortunately, they didn't have any 100ml bottles. But I feel fortunate and happy to own this fragrance once again.
Hi Haunani. Thanks! I just sent you a message.
Geoffrey Beene Grey Flannel and Halston Z-14.
Had a fabulous shopping day and purchased:
Nicole Miller Frenzy
More Ma Liberte.
Today I bought Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia - delightful and so flowery...
Today my Limited Edition signed Guerlain HÉRITAGE arrived. :) Flacon Nr. 699 / 4000.
Maintaining restrained shopping habits, I went and spent just 99¢ for two empty Goutal bottles from the 'bay (of course shipping was 6x that). But I want to move my Mandragore juice out of the “man” bottle and display the chunky thing apart from my girly frag cabinet. Dumb, I know.
Why thank you kindly Quarry :)
I'm going through a Caron phase at the moment, and I've just ordered a vintage bottle of Nuit de Noël EdT. I'm considering Infini next -it's so reasonably priced and plentiful on eBay.
Today I won myself 100ml sealed
No 19 Eau de Parfum on the Bay.
I don't think I will so much as sneak a sniff inside the bottle... I'd like to try and keep it in pristine condition... though as a press gift, it is likely THE most vintage juice anyone is going to find!
I have ordered a vintage EDP online that I think i will spritz whenever I am tempted to bust this one open :)
Lubin L'Eau Neuve.
Dimitri, Yowza that is a true beauty!
I got a new sealed bottle of Yves Rocher Voile D'Ambre delivered today. It was $15.50 including shipping, so my retirement fund is still intact :)
I've been holding myself for about 2 months, so in the past week I got Chergui (my first bottle of Serge Lutens), Calandre EdT, and Madame Rochas PdT. I'm also waiting for Gris Clair. I'd like to know if the Calandre and Madame Rochas are vintage:
from the bottle I can tell that Madame Rochas is vintage - as for Calandre, that's difficult, since the flacon looks the same as back in the 70's today.
Great scents! Hope you'll enjoy them.
I bought this weekend Angelique Noir, Cuir Beluga and Spiriteuse Double Vanille from the Guerlain Exclusives. Wow they are all just beautiful!
I also smelled Les Secrets de Sophie...and unfortunately I loved it..but damn 300 euros for 60ml!!
Anayake Miyako and the current Murasaki (I have a vintage Murasaki, too...) are coming from ebay... (I've had good luck lately with "buy it now or best offer" -- I submit an offer -- usually 2/3 of what they're asking, and twice now they've accepted it. If they come back with a counter offer, you can ignore it, if you like.)
I've ordered samples of IRISSS, and Amouage: Dia, Reflection, and Jubilation.
And from Highland Lilac of Rochester, a sample of the Highland Lilac.
After a divine sample from Kumquat :vrolijk_26:, ordered a FB of Jean Patou Invitation. Classic, scrumptious and a must-have from first sniff!
Well... I didn't actually buy it, but my bottle of Tauer Perfumes Orange Star arrived today. I won it in a giveaway draw! Yaaay!
I went ahead and bought CdG LUXE Champaca after much thought ( damned ! that stuff is expensive after tax ) and I am still thinking about Carnal Flower.
L'Artisan Parfumeur L'Eau de Jatamansi.