Moving day and I have succumbed to the melancholy earthiness of my Prada Infusion d'Iris rollerball.
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Moving day and I have succumbed to the melancholy earthiness of my Prada Infusion d'Iris rollerball.
I got Sur de Nil for Christmas and I love it.
This month I bought:
-Hanae Mori Butterfly EDT (on clearance at TJ Maxx for $24)
-Hanae by Hanae Mori
-a replacement bottle of my Kenzo Flower EDT (on clearance at Marshall's for $24)
Here is a link to the new range to be available at Duty Free Airport shops.
Today I can be a butterfly and wear Hanae Mori (butterfly) EDT.
cazaubon-- Good luck! The stress is definitely real!
Mitsouko is indeed a grounding fragrance. I chose it most recently for a funeral after a sudden passing, and it kept me going.
La Chasse aux Papillons- L'Artisan- and it fits the flirty floral perfectly
Juliette Has a Gun- Not a Perfume- fitting for a single note synthetic creation
The Pour Un Ete- L'Artisan- fits the...
Thank you all for the well wishes. I am moving about 600 miles away. It's about 11 hours' drive. As for my wedding scent, it was Guerlain's Amore With Love, and I wish I'd kept it out. That and...
I am moving away from my birthplace perhaps forever. This is a happy moment- A new opportunity for both my husband and me. It's bittersweet, of course, as most of our family is still here.
I collected flowers outside, brought them in, filled the sink with water, and hoped that by putting the flowers in, the water would become scented.
I then started mixing scented products,...
Today I tried Dioressence by Dior (the new reformulation).
Top notes are masculine, even though listed as violet and rosebud.
Heart notes have a bit of powder. Also, they...
My two favorites of hers are With Love- Guerlain, and Wood Sage and Sea Salt- Jo Malone.
I hope you don't mind, but I checked your wardrobe to try to answer this question, and I noticed you have Pamplelune. While Pamplelune itself might not be the best wedding fragrance as it might...
Haha! So is mine! If I were to replicate my mother from my early memories, I would wear Chanel No. 5 parfum (because when she and my father were married, this is practically all she would wear). ...
I haven't bought any fragrance in a LONG time (at least a year) because I had gathered a sizable collection and was working through/weeding through that, but this week I ordered:
1) BVLGARI Eau...
To add to my list of restocks:
A 30 ml bottle of Kenzo Flower Le Parfum (the one that smells of Benzoin and Myrrh)
This week I received Escale a Portofino from my DH for a Mother's Day gift via Dior that did not arrive on-time. What a great suprise! I smell like a summer breeze!
I also purchased two weeks or...
Baby Wipes= Kenzo Flower
Take her to Watertower Place. There's a L'Artisan, a C.O. Bigelow, a Macy's, a Sephora (I think) and there's a Chanel boutique down the street. We did a Basenotes gig there a few years ago and had...
Mitsouko 2005 today. Just coming round the corner on a cycle of migraines and finally able to fragrance myself again!
Keeping in mind that I live down the street from Lake Michigan, not from some tropical locale, I do wear fragrance to the beach sometimes. I try not to wear anything that attracts bees, though. I...
Being the fragrance nut that I am, it shouldn't surprise me that my 3 year old son is crazy about scent. I was thinking of getting him a very inexpensive stocking stuffer with sturdy packaging. Any...
Yes, it's EDT.
BeautyBlitz.com has a daily giveaway sweepstakes.
I just entered today's sweepstakes *fingers crossed*--
It's a bottle of Caron's Nuit de Noel.
You have to create an account to enter.
Wow! Hilarious!!! I am personally leery of anyone in possession of the mentioned fragrances and fashion items, as well. Except, of course, cologne for men (very attractive to me), and t-shirts...
Just as an FYI, this article I wrote is up for a Hubnugget, which is a newbie award through Hubpages. If you want to vote for it, you can vote today at:
Thanks; I'll correct that.
So much helpful feedback. Thanks for your replies.
What is your process for purchasing new perfumes? Are you an impulse shopper? Do you take a few months to ruminate? Are you somewhere in between? And what of sales associates? Do you use them or...
I had almost exactly the same experience, to a tee. Metallic, floral. Innocent on the card, downright NASTY on the skin. I am a mother of two, and when I tried it on my forearm, I actually felt...
Combination of citrus + resinous wood sometimes = cat pee. Totally about your chemistry tho. Oh, and sometimes the more onerous jasmine scents can = cat pee.
I know what you mean about Pamplelune. I love it and it's one of my sig's but you have to have the right chemistry for it, and i have a friend who really doesn't!
Worst ever: Tribe. You know,...
There have been some really excellent suggestions already.
I noticed you tend towards florals. I thought Betsey Johnson was a good suggestion.
For something a little different, you might try...
You would probably like the following mainstream, widely available scents:
-Hanae Mori PH
-Versace Pour Homme
Today I layered Etra with L de Lolita. It's interesting. I like it!
A lot depends on what houses are available to you. I don't know much about Norway...
It sounds like she likes light florientals, mostly.
Kenzo Flower is a solid choice. I have been wearing it...
I bring my husband to the store with me. He loves my many fragrances, but is much more objective about my own desires than I am. If he's not available, I bring a friend who is either very...
Current back-up bottles:
-Mitsouko EDT (pre-reformulation)
-Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
-Ellen Tracy Imagine Shimmer (discontinued/never officially introduced, I suspect)
I'm pretty sure it's possible through the fat layering process that's popular in France. But it would be EXTREMELY expensive.
The Ava Luxe is really nice. Try it. I do think it is the best blackberry out there.
And I agree with the Mure et Musc Extreme, but I would get the extrait de parfum if money were no object. ...
You seem to enjoy a tonka bean base, from what I can tell. You might try:
Bvlgari BLV Notte
Great approach, Kewal.
I used to be a cosmetics SA. And I also helped out behind the fragrance counter when there was someone new or it was a holiday season.
MAYBE MANY BASENOTERS DON'T KNOW...
How ingenious, Wordbird! I never thought to do this. Although I do prefer Sephora for designer fragrance shopping because of the open testers and the availability of plastic sample vials that the...
Rarely mentioned favorites:
Ellen Tracy Imagine Shimmer
Victoria's Secret Sweet Craving
Escada Rockin' Rio
La Maison de la Vanille Vanille Noir du Mexique
I agree with many that you're going for something light. Like O de Lancome, Bvlgari Pour Femme, Bvlgari Voile du Jasmin, etc.
I really think you should check out the Bvlgaris. Modern classics, I...
"I'm just looking" is used by a customer in every industry as code for many of the following:
"I am checking to see what products you have; I know from experience that this store has a limited...
I got an Advanced Night Repair by EL. It was either that or some moisturizer or the CK body wash (I'm allergic to it).
L'Eau du Navigateur (L'Artisan)
It's an updated, citrusy Shalimar. See Chandler Burr's review for more information on the history of Shalimar updates.
I actually had a fun experience with MB and Pamplelune. My friend and I both own Pamplelune. On her it turns somewhat acrid; on me you smell mostly patchouly. But we both tested MB. And after a...
I know we've discussed this before... about two years ago, as I recall. But I can't seem to find the thread.
Clinical synesthesia seems to affect many musicians. Some famous ones include Tori...
This morning it was an Ananis Fizz sample. Now it's Sweet Craving by Victoria's Secret, which is kind of like Angel went on a diet, and then cheated with a whole bunch of yellow cake with vanilla...
Is the vintage Vivara at all similar to the re-release that is now in stores?
If the "better" houses primarily still employ animal-based civet, then I suppose my wardrobe is not cruelty-free, nor are most bn-ers' wardrobes. I will have to think more on the subject, and do...
Several of you have mentioned Bvlgari "tea" scents. I think Chandler Burr's review of the original Bvlgari tea scent: Eau Parfumee Au The Vert, to be quite informative of what Ellena, at least, was...
Yes! This is exactly what I'm talking about!
You're making me blush.
Many perfumers have a trademark. I've been researching that.
Like Alberto Morillas tends to go clean and alittle powdery (CK One, Kenzo Flower).
Mathilde Laurent makes citrus-orientals,...
Do you have fragrances you can only wear in certain weather?
For me, there are fragrances that give me headaches EXCEPT when it's humid. On this list is anything orange blossom, many of my...
The other day I was in my classroom, as I can invariably be found Monday through Friday (except snow days like today), and I noticed a glorious scent. As I walked through the aisles smelling the...
This is the most scathing review of Burr's that I have ever read! Hilarious! Especially because my my sister-in-law's husband just got it for her for her birthday. My personal opinion on the...
After just looking, you and Lady in Black have a lot in common, too.
I don't know if I have a fragrance twin, but I think Lady in Black and Shadesofbleu and I have a lot in common.
As far as an opposite, it would have to be Clemmie. Almost everything she wears...
Bvlgari White Tea today. Loves it.
You make a great deal of sense, Veuve. I agree, for the record. I think the science does get lost in the prose most of the time.
I found a few more scientific sites since I posted. It seems to be a reliable enough study. Loss of sense of smell... hmmm... That would explain why my sister-in-law used to bathe in Mademoiselle...
Testing Prada today.
She loves me.
Another one you could try is Gucci II EDP. Pink square bottle. Not very dark, but good berries.
Or Falling in Love by Philosophy. Also more on the refreshing side, though.
On the cheap...
I found an interesting article at
Too much perfume, too much sadness?
Jan 10 2008
Posted by Jay as Family Features,...
Wow! That sounds really interesting.
"A stunningly delicate Gourmand-Floral, Persephone is an olfactory jewel, a refined yet devilish melange of pomegranate, blackberry, Mysore sandalwood, amber,...
Note: Grapefruit or Amber
Hair Color: Golden Brown
Birth: November (Scorpio)
FRACAS! God. Instant headache doesn't even begin to describe it! It's like chopsticks shoved up the nostrils.
D & G LIGHT BLUE as well!
Discontinued: Guerlain With Love (wore on my wedding day)
Reformulated: Guerlain Mitsouko (oakmoss loves me)
I have the same problem in my line of work! Every year, I have an adolescent male student who does not understand that a fragrance shouldn't permeate the entire hallway!
-Shalimar (but parfum next time, I think~ I have had 3 bottles of various varieties)
-Mitsouko (EDP next time, perhaps)
-Bvlgari Au The Blanc (so light, I'll use it right...
I got my bottle, too. I had smelled it in the store before Christmas, and had a vague recollection of what it smelled like.
I don't like the first 15 minutes, when it is very floral and very...
Grapefruit just perks me right up!
I brought essential oil soaked towelettes into the labor and delivery room with me, scented with peppermint, lavender, and grapefruit. Lavender for stress and...
MINIMALIST ~ I simply must carve down my wardrobe a bit. I won't repurchase (* ).
WISTFUL ~ I wish I could be a perfumer and do nothing but sniff all day...
AGGRAVATED ~ Will people stop calling...
Bvlgari White Tea with A Perfect World Body Lotion
Or Ava Luxe Blackberry Musk.
I wear either Cetaphil lotion or Aveeno Baby lotion. California Baby Super Sensitive is nice, too, but not too moisturizing. Very natural, though.
Or maybe Kingdom?
Dior Addict (original blue bottle)
Givenchy Hot Couture
Etra by Etro
L'Artisan Les Espices de la Passion
See, I'm so close to doing that. But I'm really low on funds. Let me know what you think!
I've smelled it before in the store, and I can liken it to something, but I'm not sure you would know...
Smells I wish I could bottle:
Woodburning fireplace (lit, of course)
Late summer rain
Baby's head after nap
Freshly peeled clementines
Tobacco flowers on the stem
Today: Mitsouko with a twist; I'm wearing Origins Ginger bath products. It's unbelievable together!
Bvlgari Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc (my Christmas present from my husband)
my first intimate encounter with a basic musk (the tea disappears quickly on me)
Favorite notes: sandalwood, amber, pepper, bergamot, oakmoss, grapefruit, pomegranate
Hair: light golden brown
Birth month: November, Scorpio
I like the Blackberry musk and the White lilac.
I know you're looking for a fragrance, but what came to mind is a scented candle:
Firewood by Henri Bendel.
When I think of "clean, powdery," I think of the following:
Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue (everyone is wearing it, though)
Clean (multiple varieties)...
Oooh, Fragonard. What did you like?
I swapped Moreda for Etra by Etro (does that count?).
I purchased YSL YoungSexyLovely for a friend for Christmas, and Michael Kors Island Capri for another friend.
Either Mitsouko or Shailmar.
Pretty much anything Chanel. I've tried to love Bois des Iles, No. 5, Mademoiselle, Chance... The only one I could ever wear was Allure.
If you like more tenacious florals, maybe you'd like Vera Wang or Stella.
Shades, Stella, and Ailuros, we're kindred spirits.
I wore Love's Baby Soft most of my young life from Ages 10-17. I actually was wearing it in HS as a sort of throw-back, I think. I also wore...
Also try Armani Code.
In reference to Happy, you might like it. I think you might like Happy Heart better, though... If they're still selling it. Also try YSL YoungSexyLovely and Vivara.