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Cosmair? How do you verify that? This is news to me.
This is true. The only difference is that with scent, you are affecting other people's air space. They notice what YOU'RE wearing and will offer an opinion. Or sometimes they'll ask for your opinion...
Quarry, the Stars were in your favor; sending that messenger of love to your parents. But, wow, talk about 'the Dark Ages'!
I think $300 is meant as a ballpark figure. Most niche scents (that get my attention) are in the $175-275 range.
Some that are great in the lower price bracket include 'EL-Azurée' ($50) and the...
Happy Birthday, Quarry!
I guess the cheaper scents you're referring to here are, by default, designer. Only because there aren't many niche scents under $100 although I imagine there are some.
I am aware of this fact and (I know you're kidding) that's why I do a fair bit of sample exchanges and gifts. Too bad I can't mail stuff to England. There are many BNers I'd love to correspond with....
I also agree with Alasse, as I tried to state at the beginning. This need not be an argument over the virtues/cons of Niche VS Designer. That is NOT the point of the thread.
Asha- you are so right. I forgot about giving scent as a gift. I have totally given up on that!
OK, I'll get working on it. In between seasons now. Today I'm planting little annuals; petunias, begonias and snapdragons.
Happy Memorial Day!
There seem to be several threads on this subject lately. Personally, I'm always on the lookout for bargains. The more perfume I can get for my money- the better. I store my bottles in a cupboard out...
Hierbas de Ibizia is beautiful!
I believe it was 'Charogne' that was supposed to smell like the 'rotten meat' flower. For some reason I tried it. Absolutely PUTRID!
I have 'Delicious Closet Queen' which is a soft, fruity leather. Really nice! 'Tilda Swinton-Like This' is a nice citrus that reminds me of orange baby aspirin. I don't own it- yet.
It seems that for the hypothetical purpose of this thread- one can assume the buyer feels the juice in question is "worth it".
I've also had bad luck with Diptyque. I can't remember which scent.
Annick Goutal- Eau D'Hadrien was a waste of money.
I've had the 'Bob's Flowershop' and it was great. I also got a woody one for a friend and loved that but don't remember which one. I'd guess any with a strong oriental spice or wood would be the way...
Trapp is good and not too spendy, which is nice.
I would be happy to get in on a 'White Flower' split but you might want to ask around first to see if there's any more interest. Maybe people just haven't tried it and don't know how beautiful it is....
My first few blind buys were duds. I unloaded them ASAP. Since then, I have waited for the fabulous and the rare.
I think there might be interest if you float those ideas. I will say splitting is a lot of work. You might want to pm Remik for some helpful comments. I waited so long for a split of Creed-White...
I don't understand why many insensitive people continue to insult those who enjoy green scents in this way. I have run across plenty of 'old guys' wearing GIT & Cool Water so I don't see how one can...
This is a very interesting thread. Some good information. My husband wears this one. He doesn't notice that the formula has changed but I do. I can't get him to change, though. He wears the face balm...
You haven't really entered into niche until you've order samples from a few places like
I know how you feel- mmmm Neroli is luscious stuff. I haven't worn it in a while and I think I will wear some today! The Amber and Patchouli are very high quality here, too. The only drawback is the...
Thanks for the fascinating info. Love Carl Reiner!
Yes, this is great!
Too bad. Did you try just a small sample or get a spray bottle of EDP?
Caron- Tabac Blond
I am reminded of when I first discovered
this on a trip to New York. It was my first
niche parfum. Early in my perfume...
Caron- Tabac Blond
I am reminded of when I first discovered this
on a trip to New York.
It was the first niche parfum for me.
It was early in my...
A few years ago, then?
Try 'Armani Code' for a good scent that's easy to find and afford. Charming orange blossom.
Chanel- Cuir de Russie
That's true, vanilla will turn brown over time. I'd forgotten that.
I sprayed mine to test. It had only the faintest pale amber color I would not have noticed unless I was looking for it- so, basically, clear.
Sorry to say, but if this was really used as a department store tester, it could be damaged. These sit on hot countertops all day long and they get cooked. Your juice may have been compromised.
You could try Ô de Lancôme for a light herbal green. It probably won't match, but it's a nice summer scent.
It gets plenty hot and humid here in Nebraska. I'm of the lighter, cooler school for hot weather but I know lots of people get bored with that and wear ambers or even Orientals, probably Oud, too....
Right, it's just that threads like these make me realize just how wacky this kind of thing has gotten. I have a half-baked plan to sell my collection either right before I die or put it in my will...
Divine- Un Coeur D'Homme
Givenchy Gentleman- vintage
Tom Ford- Grey Vetyver
F.Malle- Vetyver Extraordinaire
So you don't like sweet florals. Are there any other sweet florals that you DO like? It seems you have rushed to judgment based on a limited area of comparison. To each his own. This is a fine...
Chanel does tend toward the aldehyde side. Moon Fever has a juicy quality I quite like.
Verona, yes Coromandel is a patchouli fragrance in essence. I find it too insistent and linear.
Hmmm, I didn't know that would work. Learn something new everyday.
Does anyone know how this works without alcohol? I'm skeptical. This will be a little lemon and water, that's all. Oh brother!
You might like to try this one: Trefle Pur
And this new one- Moon Fever is a nice citrus.
I use a few sprays a day. No where near a full ml. With over 250 bottles averaging, let's say 50ml each comes to 12,500 mls, or enough to last for 34.25 years at 1ml per day. About 70 years at 1/2 ml...
I hate to sound like a broken record but I think Chanel- 31 Rue Cambon would be sparkling and tangy, lightly citrus and great for summer.
You might like this new one from 'Memo'- 'Moon Fever'
Guerlain- Vetiver Pour Elle is delightful if you can find vintage. Not so sure about what's out there now. I think it may be discontinued.
Some to try are Mazzolari- Vetyver, Serge Lutens-...
This one sneaks up on me. I didn't realize how strong it was until I bought the spray.
Montale- Soleil de Capri & Hierbas de Ibiza
Y'all need to check out the Mazzolari. That and the Lutens are my absolute favorites.
Another way to go would be Chanel- 31 Rue Cambon.
The idea of a 'spin off' is theoretically sound; something good made different but still good, like putting cream in a cup of coffee. Coffee is good, coffee with cream- also good, just different. Too...
This looks real to me. If it lasts as long as you say, I'm sure it's correct. Vanilla is the main note you should get.
Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil comes to mind. It is light green and fresh. Possibly Chanel no.19 or Ô de Lancôme.
31 Rue Cambon- Chanel
I also don't believe I would bother with perfume unless it elevated my mood. That's the attraction for me.
You might like to try 'Heeley - Cardinal' or 'Profumum- Ambre Aurea'.
I'm not sure if niche "smells better" as a rule but it opens up another huge area of possibilities.
Bumping this thread to see if anyone has a new list.
That would be like only drinking one beverage for the rest of your life. What a bore! So glad this is not going to happen.
Floris- Bouquet de la Reine
Top notes: bergamot, blackcurrant buds, peach, violet leaf
Heart notes: jasmine, lily of the...
I randomly selected Floris- Bouquet de la Reine which, I don't think I have EVER worn, so here goes!
Fizzy, citrus and light florals. This is lovely! I will look up the notes.
Here they are-...
Jujy, if I were you I would go for Patou- 1000!
Thanks, 30 Roses and Jujy for your kind remarks. I appreciate it.
Love this clip! What a hero!
How did this work out?
Estée Lauder- Azurée
As I was away this weekend, I could only dream of my favorite greens; Ormonde Jayne- Woman & Estée Lauder- Azurée.
Today I will get caught up with Azurée.
You might like this one from 'The Different Company'
Jasmine de Nuit is very modern due to the black current note....
My favorite Department Store fare is 'Dior-Addict' (tangy vanilla) and 'Armani-Code' (sweet orange blossom) For all other fragrances, save a few, I prefer niche.
Dark green chypre would work well.
Try- 'Ajne- Savoir' or 'Ormonde Jayne- 'Woman' , Welcome to the Forum!
Those cockatoos were wonderful! The dancer was VERY enthusiastic!
Try 'Frontline' for fleas and ticks on your dogs and cats. Works great! Just a drop on the neck once a month.
Must be an accord that creates that slightly sweet woody note. Probably benzoin, opponax or similar but I'm no expert. Someone help me out on this.
I think you are getting amber and "white woods" at the end.
Ha Ha, all these mellow dogs. This is great! I especially thought it was cute that this retriever was so obviously jealous of the dog in the tub. He was chomping at the bit to get his turn!
La Parfumerie image. Profumum- Tagete
Of all the times they had animals on the show, I'm surprised this didn't happen more often. Actually, they had pretty good luck, considering.
EL- Estée and Aliage
We don't use that stuff either. I have more plastic mirrors and lotion samples than I could use in ten lifetimes. How about a shower cap? There's a useless item.
Welcome back! Enjoy those good smelling fumes of home. Thanks so much for your service!
30 Roses, thank-you for all you do!
I was inspired to write a blog entry on this one. It's my 100th! Click on the link at the bottom of my post.
How do you like it, DarkDreams?
Charming. I love both of these.
exactly replicates daffodils
My favorite is the new one- 'Sunshine' such pretty osmanthus! Really nice but expensive.
Ubar and Gold were lovely, not sure what they're like now.
That was cute, "I'm a ghost"!