Serge Lutens' Chene is my go-to for our massive monsoon rains!
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Serge Lutens' Chene is my go-to for our massive monsoon rains!
Anything Ramon Monegal.
Larimar, congrats on your 4k!
Hi all! It's HOT here today!
Mimosa pour moi in the scorching daytime, Lush Snowcake by night. Powder powder powder!
I'd answer honestly if anyone asked me. The problem is that nobody can smell my fragrance!
A friend of mine helped me get a 50ml bottle of Black Orchid for US$15. He was an employee at Estee Lauder and got to go to their annual sale in NYC.
Twolf, I like Sampaquita too. House twins with Twolf with Ormonde Woman earlier in the day, and now in FM Une Rose!
gandhajala, so cool you met with Josh the other day, hope he said nice things...
Morning Larimar! Awaiting G's report too...I had a fragrance friend who attended last night's event in London, heard it was pretty special. In Goutal's Ninfeo Mio for now.
Teint de Neige is pretty full-on powder. There's also Huitieme Arte's Poudre de Riz.
Hi all, it was Caleche Soie de Parfum for day and now Hypnotic Poison for night.
Hi all! Tonight I'm in Kenzo Amour Indian Holi, a LE flanker of Amour from few years ago. Might get a full bottle of this, as I've seen a few bottles hanging around at discounters near me.
A large back-up bottle of L de Lolita Lempicka. I don't know how I got into this back-up game. It's dangerous...
Get the Ormonde Jayne discovery set! It's in a beautiful box that is super fun to open - you'll know what I mean once you get to try it. If you're in London, visit the boutique or Harrods. The set...
Philosykos by Diptyque is also incredibly green and fresh, it just puts a big smile on my face everytime I wear it. A "happy green" I suppose.
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Philosykos by Diptyque is also...
Guerlain's Chamade in vintage parfum or PDT.
L de Lolita Lempicka for me all day today - the poor man's Musc Ravageur. Goes really well with the crazy rain we've been having.
Another vote for Ormonde Man.
Started the day in NR for her EDT and EDP; then moved onto Pacifica French Lilac, and now bathing in L'Artisan Vanille Absolument (really should have got the 100ml). Happy birthday, Southerngardens!
Against the grain here, but I prefer a cleaner musk.
Definitely Carnal Flower! Happy birthday!
You beat me to it!
Today was Lush Snowcake first, then A*Men Pure Havane in the evening.
Afternoon all, I am in Agent Provocateur. I think I need a new bottle of this!
Kouros and Drakkar Noir. Blech...
Thanks all for the welcomebacks!
Later in the day I wore L'Artisan Mimosa Pour Moi (discovered in the Harrods sale) and then Lush's Snowcake.
Hi all! I hope to get back into the swing of posting more after almost a year of fragrance and Basenotes hiatus (not self-imposed, just that perfume sort of fell back in the priority list).
I was in Ormonde Jayne's Tolu; now I'm in Lush's Comforter (from 2012's forum special) - lovely blackcurrant lozenges!
My best friend has been wearing this as her signature scent for the past 2 or 3 years, and she goes with 8-10 sprays. Yeah, I counted. About 4-5 around her neck, 3 down her chest, couple other random...
Hi all! SL day today - started out in Ambre Sultan, now in Douce Amere.
Has anyone tried adding 'just a drop' to any other fragrance? I wouldn't be surprised if there would be some, er, changes to the scent as well.
Lutens or Malle.
Good to know, thanks!
I've definitely had a year or 2 where I've worn the same scent all year! When I am not in my perfume phase (shhh, I have phases where other things take precedent and perfume gets shoved onto the...
Bois des Isles for most of the day, but I dabbed on a bit of PG's Praline de Santal and now it won't go away....
I couldn't do it on POL and still can't! All my new purchases are SCREAMING at me to be used. :P
And I am a commitmentphobe.
Iris Poudre for me, for now.
I got a big soil/grass note in Lush's Breath of God.
Nice pics today! I'm layering SL Santal Blanc with TDC's Bois d'Iris. No conflict as far as I can discern.
I've noticed a lot of clearance sales in the UK for L'Artisan. Are they pulling out?
Morning! I am in SL Bois de Violette. Need something woody for all this torrential rain.
Scented Salamander posted something on her blog regarding perfume, gender policing and Liberace just yesterday, which I found interesting:...
I think I could go with Narciso Rodriguez for her. I've gone full years just wearing that one scent alone...
Evening all. Wore vintage Chamade extrait in the day, and now Bois de Violette for bed.
another +1 for Nina!
Morning! I'm in Chamade EDP for now.
TDC Bois d'Iris today. Surprised me with how long it lasted.
Afternoon all! I am in SL La Myrrhe.
This one is my favourite out of the range, but it's fairly transient.
Also included in last night's (it's Wednesday here now) bout of testing was Charogne by ELDO. Surprisingly lovely leather topped with what my unskilled, undiscerning nose pegged as "lime soda" (LOL)....
I'm a funny one - was always afraid Lutens perfumes would be sillage bombs and last all of 12 hours on me, but they have (on me) surprisingly low projection, and some of them last about 2 hours on...
Oh, I dunno about pathetic. I think we're doing quite well in terms of niche lines. We get hard hitters like Lutens, Amouage, which you would expect to do badly in this climate, and Muglers are a...
The pricing is the same as what you would find on the Barneys.com website - so it's the same as US pricing. Not too shabby if you ask me. I passed out when I saw what they were asking for Malles in...
For tonight, I am in Shem-el-Nissim by Grossmith, which starts out opulently floral and dries down in the heart and base to....L'Heure Bleue!
And testing on my other arm is Don't Get Me Wrong...
Definitely the Egoiste. Saw it as a child in the 80s and it has stuck with me ever since! I used to imitate the women flinging the shutters open and close, screaming "EGOISTE!" :P Possibly one of the...
Une Fleur de Cassie now. Bois de Violette before this (faded in 2 hours on me!)
I have heard they are cheaper in the UAE, yes. Especially when compared to Aussie prices, which are some of the highest in the world!
I would love to, but I can't take credit for that! :D "Sample raid" was in a couple of captions accompanying the photos. I love it!
I'm so glad to hear this, Larimar. I must have sampled about 6 fragrances from the house of PG including 2 8th Arts (I know, a small percentage of the repertoire), and "lukewarm" has also been my...
Based on the NST list kindly linked above, I am most excited about the Histoires de Parfums releases. And sort of curious about the Lutens release that isn't Cold Water.
Datura Noir for me today!
Seriously!? I don't normally like Goutal as a house (I liked the Orientalistes but not enough to buy at full price) but Mon Parfum Cheri was one of the nicest things to come from Goutal - in my...
Was in 28 La Pausa earlier, but that faded off mighty fast. In Putain des Palaces for now. :)
I like to tell myself I won't ever let anyone influence what I wore, but I did once get all smiley-faced when my friend told me SL's Chene smelled good on me. I was already *this* close to buying it...
Multiple purchases of NR for Her, both the EDP and EDT. I am on my third bottles of both of them. When I go through a phase where I don't wear fragrance (can be up to 1 year), I wear those everyday. ...
Chamade EDP in the morning, Douce Amere in the afternoon/evening, and now Cuir Beluga for night. There was a bit of sampling the zillion sample vials I have, in between, too.
Douce Amere most of today. Testing Huitieme Art Aube Pashmina now. Maybe some Bois de Violette for bed.
We have to divide our posting time to other forums that are infinitely more female-domainated, such as Perfume of Life, Fragrantica, Makeupalley, etc.
Do men post about perfume in other...
What an outstanding report! Thanks for posting.
Some (but few) also have moisturising properties - sort of a spray version of gel moisturizer but light enough for the summer heat.
Thanks for sharing your photos! What a wonderful trip - I laughed out loud looking at the sample raids. Can't wait till I get into one of those one day ;)
Has Confuse Thunder been taken yet? That's mine! :P
Lolita Lempicka EDP, and seconding the Angel Le Gout du Parfum suggestion.
Afternoon all! Une Fleur de Cassie for me over here.
I'm in Goutal's Ambre Fetiche today. Settling down with 1 or 2 scents a day instead of, er, 14 like last week's mad sampling! :D
Another vote for Daim Blondl. The leather note in BV didn't really emerge for me. It's a little too well-behaved for me (and I like my leathers well-behaved)!
I have over 60 samples coming my way this month (already received nearly half) - will be jotting my thoughts in this thread soon!
I don't really buy this:
Hibernation sounds good right now. Chergui for me today.
Sa Majeste la Rose.
Scent twins with Foustie in Chergui. Flirted with Chypre Rouge and Arabie before that.
Sometimes you actually do finish the full bottles. Over and over again! Hence the need for more than a few mls at a time.
Chergui :) and lots of great samples.
Thanks! This is very informative for those of us who cannot access MIN NY or Parfum1.
Life's too short to confine your fragrances to age categories!
Started the day off with Angel EDT, Miel de Bois midway, and finishing off the day with Santal Blanc!
I really think this is true. We have to spread our time around other forums!
Shalimar, Mitsouko, YSL Nu, D&G Sicily.
I was in Iris Poudre, Mitsouko edc (vintage), then Vol de Nuit edc for bed.
Lucky you! I threw away my bottle from the 90s and regret it to this very day.
I was in SL Chene, am now in Angel le gout du parfum.
SL Santal Blanc (29)
Malle's Iris Poudre (26)
Narciso Rodriguez for her EDT and EDP (22)
Caleche and Diorissimo tie for 12
Loving your Angel binge, Fleurine! I am feeling one coming on myself. That's the funny thing about Angel I feel - once you step inside, you just want more and more!
I was in Mitsouko vintage edc and now I am in SL Santal Blanc.
I've shopped at Mustafa Centre and purchased authentic and genuine scents from them, but have not seen anything called Singapore Scents.
Afternoon all, I am wearing the delectable Iris Ganache today!