The one "who sired me" was my father, not my mother.
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The one "who sired me" was my father, not my mother.
I seldom smell fragrance on anybody at all! And most of the time I wouldn't be able to name it -- unless it was something particularly recognizable and famous, like Angel or Aromatics Elixir. I...
So many from Penhaligon's I've yet to sample. They had a version of Night Stock, which I'm curious about, if I can find it. And Victorian Posy. And Violetta. I like the old fashioned ones. And I...
We recently moved to Pennsylvania, and it is the scent of Magnolia liliiflora that has me intoxicated: charming, delicate, sweet, old fashioned. The scent wafts on the breeze just as the petals are...
I liked Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir L'Eau Exquise very much for a summer. It is light and lovely, but not particularly jasminy to my nose. It's not t as dense as Jasmin Noir (my mother wears that one)....
I'm wearing Bourbon French Vetivert edc. It's nice in today's humidity.
I'm so used to Facebook now. I keep looking for the "like" button on these posts! :)
I still have the decant you sent me, and a tin of the powder. I love them. :)
Hello everybody, Happy Friday!
It's warm and summery here today. I'm in Amazone by the wonderful house of Hermès
Have a lovely weekend!
Love you, 30 Roses!
I've never received anything particularly odd as gwp. My husband once bought me a JPG Classique set that came in the aluminum container as a gift. The sales assistant liked him and gave him a peach...
I'm wearing vintage Jontue this afternoon. It's not fresh in the top notes, alas, but it still surprisingly dries down into something pretty. At least, I like it.
Oooh...it sounds lovely. :)
I'm sampling the discontinued Hermès Amazone Light Eau de Fraicheur this morning. It's fresh, brisk and unisexy - not my usual style whatsoever, but once the top blows off and it begins to dry down...
I like him! ^^ He's just my type. :smiley:
I love that story! :lolk:
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I wear such tame makeup that I get cherubic names: my new blush is called Cupid.
I'm wearing Penhaligon's Bluebell this morning.
Maybe later I'll be I sync with you all. It's a little early in the day for me for tuberose, but I've been enjoying what little bit I have left of...
I'm wearing my beloved Bluebell for May Day. :)
Do you suppose Puig's takeover of the house (is it Puig?) is responsible for the type of scents being released by Penhaligon's now (Hedonist's "anti-Penhaligon's"), as well as the frequency? Is...
That would be hilarious. :lolk:
Mike, looks like you and Joe had a fun time. :)
I'm wearing vintage again. Chantilly, which I keep reapplying throughout the day.
I'm glad I inspired you to wear it! I wear it often and I don't seem to tire of it. :)
Marais, what is an unsuperintended member?
Most Precious was Most Humdrum.
Post afternoon scrub up I'm in Shalimar Eau de Cologne. It isn't all that exciting to me either, but it's cozy.
I'm sure the old formulations are all better. :( I'm new to Penhaligon's so must make do with what's currently on offer.
Radiant Brut! I love Brut, I confess. I sometimes sniff it in the men's shaving aisle at the drugstore. I'm sure Sartorial is better quality. Hopefully!
I have seen the youtube videos. <3 I wish we had an actual shop here to browse. I haven't tried many, and it seems some of the ones I want to try are discontinued.
I was just talking with someone last night about Trumpers. He was raving about them. He says they're very "old and natural, and not forced like Penhaligon's". But they only make men's fragrances. ...
Yes! Thank you!
Hello. Happy Wednesday. I'm wearing some vintage Evyan Most Precious cologne from an old bottle tucked away.
Here I am with Prince Charming... :rolleyes:
I can't think of the name of the doll head one. It's by Duchafour. I think it's good but a bit too sweet for my taste now.
1870 sounds good. I want to try Blenheim Bouquet and Hamman Bouquet (Fleurine says HB is a bit odd smelling).
Kumquat, I've sampled SMN Mughetto. It's beautiful.
Clinique Almost Powder in 01 Fair and Clinique Powder Blush in Cupid.
I've cut back on makeup to just a bare few essentials. Now if I could manage to do that with hair products!
The only one of those I've tried was Iris Prima, which was pleasant but didn't knock my socks off. I also tried the doll one, whatever it's called, Orange Blossom, Lavendula, Gardenia, and English...
Which are your favorites, and why?
Here are mine...
Bluebell - because it's delicate and pretty but underneath it breathes nature's pure wildness, and there is something definitely *odd* about...
I definitely want to try it. As well as the new "nameless" Guerlain fragrance. :D
Penhaligon's Lily of the Valley for me.
I'm wearing one of my staples today, Chantilly
A very Happy Birthday to Teardrop! xo
Well, I'm another one who has not posted in ages, and I mean absolutely no offense to Hednic whatsoever (Congratulations, Hednic!) nor to anyone else, BUT I think Pigeon Murderer is hilarious. :D
hello! :) It is amazingly cool and rooty. I am addicted.
I loved 24 Faubourg when it was first released in the U.S. and I bought a bottle as soon as I could. But even though I loved it (and still do) it's not ultimately light hearted enough for me. It's...
I've been going through the fragrances, finding places for my favorites and storing less favorites that I can't bring myself to let go of. I reek of I don't know how many scents as I've been...
Molinard Patchouli today.
Love to everyone. <3
Patchouli is a head turner for me. It smells strange and intoxicating. I don't think I could live with it but it gets my attention. I adore classic Grey Flannel. Snuggly woodsy/meadow scents. ...
All moved. Still unpacking and wondering where to put things.
I'm wearing Penhaligon's Bluebell again.
Warm regards to everyone.
I'm mad for Bluebell this year.
Hello Basenoters. Happy Spring. :) Long time no see. I hope everyone is well. I am in the middle of yet another move. Too much...
There are, FrouFrou, but they are few and far between, tucked away in old neighborhoods.
Doesn't he always? :happy:
I'm wearing Bluebell again. I'm very boring and predictable these days, but extremely happy in my Bluebell'ness.
6 F here at the moment (-14 C). Nothing to do but...
Hi, Quarry! :vrolijk_26: :kiss:
I'd love to find a place like that. I wouldn't have left without that Zibeline and a bottle of Replique. :)
Hi, Mikie!! :kiss: :)
Hey there, Jon!! :vrolijk_26:
Roberto, thank you. How are you? :engel017:
Hi, Kalli!! :vrolijk_26:
I'm in Ohio and freeeeeeeezing.
Hello everybody and Happy New Year! :vrolijk_26:
I'm joining Fleurine in House Penhaligon's, Bluebell for me.
They're like siblings, very different but with a strong family resemblance. Diorella (I don't know the current version) is lighter & mellower, while lPdT is more difficult, deeper.
Ah, good to know. I've been wondering about the "lotion" designation on vintage fragrances. I'm not sure what animalic you're getting in the base. I don't get civet or castoreum or anthing...
Good to see you, too, Kiliwia! :vrolijk_26:
Hi, 30 Roses! :kiss: I'm sorry about your mother's fall. :(
Mid to late-70s - I wore Revlon Charlie, Revlon Jontue, Jovan musk oil. I liked those Coty Sweet Earth compacts that Evangeline mentioned. There was a line of Love's scents...Musky Jasmine, and an...
I love vintage Je Reviens. Looooooooove it. I have a round bottle of edc, and a couple of other formulations. I never tried a "lotion". What is the texture like?
Happy New Year, Basenoters. :)
I'm wearing Houbigant Chantilly today.
Popping in to say...
Happy Birthday, Mike Perez!!
Sending you love, and many best wishes on your special day. :kiss:
(No SotD for me yet...) Love to everybody. xoxoxoxo
SotA/E = Van Cleef & Arpels First - the amazing, vintage edp, which is BIG and PLUMMY and luscious, though I like the spritzier current version of edt as well. I can't tell you how I don't look...
Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir L'Eau Exquise for me this morning.
I wore several rose fragrances over a couple of days, but I can't remember them all: Grès Caberet, Les 4 Reines by L'Occitane, Patou Eau de Joy, and a couple of others. I love rose scents from the...
Not as old as the others mentioned, but I think Givenchy Ysatis has that warm, golden autumnal quality.
Atta girl! :wink: I'm celebrating (I'm not sure what) with some chocolate right now.
I'm wearing Parfums de Nicolai Violette in Love this afternoon. I enjoying this one so much!
That's OUR Monsieur, dear. He sure is missed, and not just by me. :) Sleet and hailstones - stay safe! xo
I must go check out Saturday's SotD thread so I can see Twolf's bahookie! :cheesy:
Hello everybody! I'm wearing Bal à Versailles edc this cool, sunny morning. I'll go for a while without wearing it, and then I'll get a craving for it, and when I do it's like..."aaahhhh, there you...
Oh my goodness, I'm so sorry! :( That does make ironing tough. I doubt I would even bother under those circumstances. You are made of tougher stuff than I am! If I lived nearby I'd come over and...
I had the brushed metal refillable No. 19 as a teen in 1974, but I can't remember if it was 50 ml or larger. At least I can tell you it was being sold around then.
Jon, I love the photos! It seems like you're always doing something interesting and fun.
Happy Mothers Day to all the moms and mums and those who nurture!!
(I would say it large and colorfully,...
I am continuing the rose fest from yesterday's synch. Earlier it was some Roger & Gallet Rosewater, and before I left the house I had a couple of spritzes of L'Occitane Les 4 Reines. Now, it is YSL...
It's warmish and humid here today, too. I'm wearing Givenchy's Parfums des Mythiques Eau de Givenchy this morning, doing some last minute house tasks, getting ready in case anybody wants to see the...
Count me in on the Rose synch. I never met a rose I didn't love. ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I started the day twinning with 30 Roses in Wild Rose by Provence Santé. This afternoon I'm thinking of wearing Grès...
I received my box of vintage nips yesterday from SaNielson yesterday. Thank you, L! :)
I missed congratulating Roberto and Tdem! So congratulations (a little belatedly)! :beer: Much love to you both.
Evangeline, I love your review of a rediscovery. You are so cute. :) xo
Oooh nice, Cacio! I wish we were there with you! I've read of Hungary Water. I once had an old book on homemade natural cosmetics that had a recipe for it (who knows where that went). Parfum...
Happy Birthday, Wooznib! :birthdays:
Many best wishes to you on your special day. :)
Fancy Night in the green bottle is nice, patchouli (sexy). I agree that you should try Truth or Dare if you like Fracas. SJP Lovely is a little like Narcisso Rodriguez, woody/musky. I really like...
Mike, that was a very special time. I am so glad we had that NOLA meetup. Sending you a great big (((hug))). That's funny, I've been wanting to try Kus Kus in a bath, thank you for reminding me! ...
We sure do! I have been admiring my No 5 all afternoon! It is reassuring to know great minds really do think alike. :D
Quarry, waving hello. :vrolijk_26:
Guess what time it is here? It's...
Chanel No 5 bath gel, body lotion, and vintage cologne spray this afternoon. This morning it was Dior Eau Sauvage.
It's been rainy here but everything is lush and verdantly green. What an odd...
Mmoon24, liquid body washes probably have a good amount of water in them, and bar soaps are probably more concentrated as solids. Do you think that makes sense?
Caleche Hermes. xoxo
Directinprint, welcome to Basenotes, and welcome back to wearing fragrance! :) I love Estee Lauder, by the way. I also own Sensuous Nude (a small bottle), but it is a bit schizo on my skin -...
I like that one, too! It's wilder, like a violet in love should be, not quite so prim. :)
Good morning! :)
Violette in Love by Parfums de Nicolaï ♥
Thank you! I'm looking forward to the voyage. :)
Yay for Kentucky Derby day! Maybe I can watch it on TV if we don't have to get out of the house so people can see it. I would go to a bar and have a mint julep to watch, but I have to take the dog...
Me! I'm up for a time travel, if they are still available. :)
How great! Congratulations! I look forward to listening when you post a link. Your work is fascinating.
You all smell so wonderful this morning! I don't know yet what I'm going to wear. Something that makes me feel especially gorgeous in my own little cloud of gorgeousness as I go about my day. ...
What a horror story, sfmedusa! I hope you get the man and that your friend can recover some of her money, if not most of it. :(
I'm wearing something sprayed from a mystery decant I've had for ages. I have no idea what it is. Whenever I sniffed the spray nozzle in passing it seemed citrusy/neroli, which always lifts my mood...
I would be torn between Joy and Shalimar, although I've read that Joy doesn't age as well, but I don't know...it would be a hard decision. Probably Shalimar to be on the safe side.
xo to Mike Perez. :)
Let's see...this morning I forgot it was May 1st and I wore Bulgari Mon Jasmin Noir L'Eau Exquise from my last sample. This afternoon it's Nuit de Noel vintage parfum from a...
Continuing my green fest in Miss Dior (vintage) today. Yesterday it was Chamade.
Love to everybody. ♥
Lemon juice, chamomile and frankincense oil. Those are all worth a try. Thank you! :)
I know next to nothing about Galimard. I bought a vintage Galimard jasmine parfum on ebay, and I sent it to a friend. But that is the only Galimard fragrance I know. I absolutely intend to get...
I've been using almond oil (1/4 tsp) with a drop of organic lavender essential oil dropped in it to massage into my face and neck at night before bed. My skin has a nice texture when I wake up, but...
Twolf, I hope that clears up soon! Feel better.
Donna, you smell so nice today. I love Calèche Soie de Parfum. It’s on my wish list.
Gandhajala, that’s funny. I saw BB King when I was nine...