knit - congrat's on the new CRV. I get a new car next week too (my 2002 car is on it's last leg). Yay!!!
Iris Silver Mist
And the reasons for my choices here :D The result of many many months saving and a trip around Europe!
Just discovered QVC have Tea for Two and Seville a l'Aube in stock so did what had to be done
Attrape Coeur by Guerlain
L'Artisan Mon Numéro 10, 100 ml, plus, as a gift at purchase, 15 ml of Fleur de Narcisse!
Yves Rocher- Les Plaisirs Nature, Framboise Bio
I was hoping to get this perfume for Christmas but few weeks before holidays parents told me they would like to buy something else for Christmas. I was a little sad, but rather OK with that so I bought it myself right before Christmas.
Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman. A perfume closing my 2012 achievements.
Oh, lucasai, that is a beauty of a leather! And a great close to the year :) Enjoy, and congrats!
Wow, so many inspired buys and great hauls this month! All y'all smell fabulous... :-)
Here are my buys for December -- Koto Shisiedo was a blind buy inspired by Knit's post on the unsung treasures thread -- it's a lot like "Y" and I LOVE it! (fairly inexpensive on ebay, a "make an offer" listing.) Thanks Knit!
Also got some lovely decants -- most from a fellow basenoter, and the Une Voix Noir from a friendly ebay seller in Paris. I've got one more 10ml coming... Opus V from a split) You can probably see from the labels, but the others are Chanel 18, 22, 28, Different Co Rose Poivree vintage, Ubar vintage, and Caron Parfum Sacre extrait. (it's awesome...)
I add the paper and labels on the decants myself.
Shalimar EdC. It came in the box with the white background and black fishnet design. It has to be from the 60s or 70s.
Slightly used for a very good price.
The downside is that I won't get it before the seventh of January. Oh well.
Merry Christmas, all.
Ah the sales have arrived.
So SpaceNK Diptyque 100mls Virgilio for £10, for some strange reason the 50mls was also £10. Thought what the hell.
Estee Lauder Private Collection gift set 33% off in House of Fraser
Prada Candy gift set 30% off.
Oh I did have gift voucher for House of Fraser anyway.
C Rose, I did not know you are making them pretty houses for your treasures yourself! As a crafter, I appreciate the thought and care you put into the process, not even mentioning the time here. And I know first hand you are using hand-made rice paper. Very very nice. And thought-provoking for these itchy hands, you know? LOL
Hit the sales
LAP The Pour Un Ete
LAP Vanille Absolument
AG Myrrhe Ardente
No more for a minimum of 3 months
Estee Lauder Azuree EDP
Narciso Rodriguez for her Musc intense. A crowd (and husband) pleaser :)
Siiiigh! I love reading about other people buying perfume. It's so dreamy and vicarious.
HOWEVER, Christmas money + sales = yellow_cello can actually buy perfume! My Christmas purchases:
~ Various (ie lots) of samples from ZOMG smells (http://www.zomgsmellsshop.com/). I've had my eye on them for a while - I'm not sure what the quality will be like, but the fragrances look interesting. I love their relaxed, tongue in cheek attitude to perfume - the fragrance industry can take itself too seriously sometimes, so it's nice when perfumers have some fun with their art!
~ Penhaligon's Amaranthine - been keeping an eye out for a bargain bottle, and what should I find in the Penhaligon's sale reduced to £27...
~ Penhaligon's Orange Blossom EDT and solid perfume set, another one I've been keeping an eye out for.
Seriously tempted to blind buy L'AP Vanille Absolument and make it a truly Duchaufour Christmas, but I should be good...
Nice, yellow-cello! I love me some Amaranthine! What a bargain.
And Im about to click on this zomgsmells site. There goes my no-buy promise.
Abdul Samad Al Qurashi - Oud
Les Déserts d'Orient - Songe d'un Bois d'Été by Guerlain