Lys Mediterranee, but I wish that it had better longevity.
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Lys Mediterranee, but I wish that it had better longevity.
Yendi EDP by Capucci & Gucci Envy pure parfum (which unfortunately are discontinued). And, for some reason, I like the new L'Heure Bleue and the old Bvlgari Black in Spring.
I believe that you are looking for Dolce & Gabanna's first launch in 1992, which was simply called Dolce & Gabanna for Women. I loved it, too...it smelled of fresh citrus & basil. It underwent such...
Un Bois Vanille
Un Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens...hands down! For an inexpensive, straight-up vanilla, try Vanille by Molinard.
I would say that Odalisque by PDN ("pre-reformulation") was the most outstanding fragrance since the 70's. It belonged with "The Greats" like Shalimar & No 5.
Y by Yves St Laurent. It is so bright, refreshing & cheerful!
Shalimar, in all of it's reincarnations, remains my favorite...with Mitsouko close behind.
In spite of all of the bad reviews here and elsewhere, it's not bad for a fruity thing. And I think that the whole "push-pull" technology translates to linear (and a little dull).
Lutens Santal Blanc from Beautyhabit. I hope that they really have it in stock. I want to try it before it disappears from the US. And I can't wait to try the new sandalwood from Lutens. I can't...
This one is "Angel meets Lolita Lempicka". It smells nothing like Coco Mademoiselle. It does smell a tiny bit like Coco. It is as though a giant, mega perfume devoured Coco, though. I agree with...
Chergui. I don't know why, but I have craved winter type scents lately.
Guerlain Les Deserts D'Orient and Les Voyages Olfactifs...I keep hoping for a beauty, although the prices are outrageous!
I put it on so long ago, I almost forgot. Paloma Picasso edt. I now have Aimez-Moi on one hand and the reformulated L'Heure Bleue on the other hand. They are both so different, yet they are both...
I just received a sample of Jersey from The Perfumed Court. It starts out a lovely lavender a la Chanel (now I'm getting excited), and then it turns to powder and then it vanishes! It broke my heart...
Thanks so much. I will give it a try!
For Debbborra...Violette in Love by Parfums de Nicolai/A la Nuit by Serge Lutens/Bois des Iles by Chanel
Allure from Chanel...but people keep buying, so Chanel keeps producing!
Lousy weather again today, so I'm wearing Habanita to keep me warm.
I think that Samantha would wear Bandit, Charlotte would wear No 5, Miranda would wear Bulgari Black and Carrie would wear Badgley Mischka. (This IS fun!)
Gucci Envy, Chanel No 5, & Serge Luten's A La Nuit are my favorite springtime floral scents. PDN's Violette in Love & Le Temps D'Une Fete are nice, but they do not last on my skin.
Habanita, for certain. Baghari is another choice. And beloved Shalimar.
I know I'm boring, but it is No 19 for me again.
Just the thought "puts me off".
Givenchy III extrait in honor of The Final Four. Go Huskies!
If you like florals, Serge Luten's A La Nuit is just about as earthy as a jasmine fragrance can get. And for winter, SL's Chergui is spicey amber & tobacco. Two very sexy fragrances to my nose.
L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain. It's moody and dark with it's spicey, musty violet/iris accord.
I, too, love the old Diorella. Newer versions (and there have been many) have been too sweet or too melon or too much like "wet dog". Diorella was my "go to" fragrance. It was perfect in all seasons...
I found myself wearing Chanel No 19 alot. I'm not certain why...maybe because the new version has a warm softness to it that is comforting to me.
Shoegal...sorry that you once had to work with idiots! L'Artisan Vanilia for me today. The weather is lousy (snow, sleet) and Vanilia makes me think of pleasant things like ice cream & the beach.
Envy by Gucci is my absolute favorite green spring floral...and I usually don't like florals. I think that you can still find it online.
Vanilia by L'Artisan is smoky(incense) vanilla. There are a few bottles left on Ebay.
Ditto for Lys Meditarranee. It is a quality lily fragrance with a little "summer sea" note.
Green chypres will NEVER go out of style for me. Buy while you can, because the industry cannot make them anymore due to the new restrictions. I find that these new laws make it possible for the...
No 5 is the most famous aldehyde, but Baghari is my favorite aldehyde.
Vanilia Givenchy III Scherrer And my long lamented Odalisque by PDN. I know, I know...PDN still carries Odalisque, but it is nothing like the REAL Odalisque.
Vanilia by L'Artisan. A vendor on Ebay has a 3.4oz NIB bottle for $120, if anyone is interested. I have learned to embrace the incense, so I am sorry to see this scent discontinued.
I wore Tigress. It's a cheerfully cheap Chergui. Chergui has more tobacco, but Chergui reminds me of the original Tigress. Thank you for that question. Every time I wore Chergui, I had deja-vous, but...
If you add a little raspberry to those notes, you have Insolence by Guerlain. It's a great Spring fragrance.
Guerlain has not had a good idea in years, so I am not surprised that they thought they could sell inferior, unoriginal fragrances as long as they attached the word "Shalimar" to them. And PINK?!...
L'Artisan's La Haie Fleurie & La Chasse aux Papillons are beautiful and not overpowering. And Joy also is a lovely, classic study in white. I love Jo Malone's Orange Blossom, but I cannot wear it...
Yendi. One of a Basenoter's recommendation. It doesn't stay with me for long, but while it does...I love it! Reminds me of No 19.
Un Bois Vanille. After wearing Lolita Lempicka, Angel, etc., it is the only one that I still like to smell. The others have turned my stomach after a few weeks of wearing. I don't think of...
Molinard de Molinard. It is a refreshing, citrusy floral with a touch of incense & vetiver to keep it interesting. Perfect for daytime and modestly priced.
Cuir de Lancome. It is absolutely leather, but it is sheer & beautiful.
I agree. Eau de Joy is vintage and smells just like Joy edp to my nose.
Wow! Everyone smells especially nice today. Mitsouko for me tonight. I usually start the new year in Shalimar, but I thought I would be different this year.
The old Odalisque by PDN was THE best incense chypre followed by Givenchy III edp. Unfortunately, Givenchy III is no longer in production, and Odalisque has changed so much that it is not...
Anais Anais is my favorite lily fragrance. It is VERY feminine, though. I also like Malle's Lys Mediterranee...wonderful for summer. SL's Un Lys is sheer & beautiful, but the fragrance does not last...
No 19 for me today.
Molinard de Molinard. I've been wanting to try this ever since I accidently purchased the lotion. And it is cheerfully cheap!
Y edp. An odd choice for a blizzard, but I am on a chypre binge!
Santa replenished my supply of Chergui. Thank you, Santa!
How about an "old lady" scent? I would love to know what Basenoters think is their ultimate old lady fume!
Yes, and the old Feminite du Bois. The new is really a pretty good rendition...just not as strong.
Scherrer edt. Even though it is COLD outside, I am going green today.
My favorites are Habanita & Chergui.
I definately am not thinking of Satinee (never heard of it). But I am grateful for your explanation. If I recall, Estee Lauder did voile back in the 70's and it seemed a bit oily to me. A lack of...
Chergui, hands down. That led to Un Bois Vanille and Feminite du Bois. I am still sampling some of the newer ones. They are all such a new take on an old trick.
I am still madly buying vintage chypres & anything with green notes. I just scored some old Alliage (not Aliage with one "l"), Gucci Envy parfum and some vintage Givenchy III edp. I have bottles of...
Isn't it wonderful? I thank the Basenotes gods every time I wear it! Congrats on 5K. I'm in Baghari today. It always makes me happy. I was surprised that Perfumed Court considers Baghari a rose...
Bulgari Black, Cool Water and Eau Savage. And I love Habit Rouge, but I have not worn it yet. I like to smell my husband, but I hate to smell LIKE my husband. I would give anything for a really old...
Probably Shalimar. I always say that I am going to wear something different this year...and I always wear Shalimar.
Voile parfume is actually a light bath oil spray. It was popular many years ago (like maybe the 70's). If I recall, the longevity was great but the oil presented problems...like staining clothes.
Classy=Chanel. Most department stores carry the Chanel line. The smaller size bottles of juice are under $100. And there are gift sets that are a little more reasonably priced this time of year....
Wow! I can't believe the rudeness of some people. You can never wear too much No 19! If anyone speaks to me that way, I just hit them with my big purse. I'm old and can get away with it! Kisses to...
OMG! Tabu is perfect.
Le Temps d'une Fete by Parfums de Nicolai is a nice, crisp floral. Actually, any of the fragrances by this House are nice. They are available on the Luckyscent website in smaller bottles which won't...
He always scores...we need to move to Australia!
Another thumbs up for No 19. Is this a Chanel day? I have really come to love this house. I am so impressed with their exclusifs. I was always a Guerlain girl and will continue to buy Shalimar &...
Another big thumbs up for Chanel No 5. I would add Ivoire by Balmain, but this frag turns sour on me. I love it for about 20 minutes and then...sour.
A blind grab from the sample bag produced Sicily by Dolce & Gabanna. Not bad, but not as good as their first...the only fragrance that I truly love from this house.
What a perfect description! I am in Coco today, but, after your imagery, I am in the mood for Coromandel. Maybe tomorrow...
Thank you, Chanel, for putting this in a realistic, more affordable size. As a result, I bought it. Coromandel is almost shocking at first, because it is a patchouli BOMB! But it settles into a...
Everyone, young & old, likes Coco EDP. And it is perfect in any weather! (I'm "with you" regarding No 5. It is beautiful, classy but very icy & cool feeling. And probably better for an older woman.)
You are too funny, Ash H.! I think that any fragrance that resembles incense is on the new "hit list". I always marveled that Parfums de Nicholai used incense the same way that Guerlain used vanilla....
I think that I purchased one of the last bottles on earth of Cristalle lotion. I paid twice as much as I did last year, but I love this stuff. I am so sorry to see it disappear, along with Mitsouko...
Paloma Picasso EDT.
Coromandel by Chanel.
Bulgari Black is sort of a chypre oriental which I prefer in summer. It is like no other tea fragrance. Mitsouko, in spite of its spice, is a refreshing, fruity chypre. However, my all-time favorite...
Tocade. I'm in the mood for roses.
Dior's Dune. For some reason, I like this one better in cool weather.
Baghari. Every time I wear this, I fall in love again. The vintage stuff emphasizes the orange chypre aspect, which appeals to me.
Ditto. Habanita is one of the "greats". And I love Tocade. (Calandre made my list, also, until it was discontinued. Now it is pricey if you can find it.)
Chamade pure parfum. Wonderful...very different from the edp.
I tried to order from the website with no luck, so I called but got an answering machine. I would love to try this. Beauty Habit carries the line but did not offer this fragrance yet. I will keep...
The old pure parfum has a boozy plum opening and a spicy, woodsy drydown. The edt showcases the vetiver and it is drier. Both have great tobacco & vanilla notes. Longevity is spectacular for...
This IS hard... Shalimar, Mitsouko, Chanel No 5, Habanita & Baghari. Honorable mention for Cristalle & Joy.
Feminite du Bois (the old one).
I agree that Juicy Couture is a cut above a lot of the newer frags. Also, Tommy Girl & Badgley Mischka are scent worthy. But I still prefer the traditional perfumes like Shalimar & Chanel No 5.
Cuir de Lancome.
I bought Chamade edp and extrait on Ebay. I am learning to love it, so now, of course, I cannot find it in any department store in CT. Is this soon to be on the hit list? Also, I have never tried...
I agree with Thalia. Perfume looks pretty but does no good just sitting in the bottle. And on lazy days I usually spritz myself silly and need another shower!
Paloma Picasso EDT. Wait! What's that smell? Ah, it's oakmoss...a blast from the past.
Thymes Frasier Fir. I love it most of the year, not just for the holidays.
Yup! Since oakmoss has taken such a hit with the new regs, I buy & hoard anything that I can find on the internet that has lots & lots of oakmoss. Otherwise, if I tire of a scent and still have a...
All of the chypres. What a pity! My favorite category.
OMG! I have not laughed so hard in a long time. This thread is priceless.