caron's Yatagan can easily be found online for less than 30$.
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caron's Yatagan can easily be found online for less than 30$.
Ugly red plastic box.
My husband wears Opus 1870, we both love it.
I recently finished a vintage mini of Givenchy III, I *loved* it. I'd like to try the reissued version to see if I like it as much.
I'm like you, I wear Lincoln Park in the winter, for summer I love OPI Big Apple Red!
Heh, I hadn't noticed that. :huh: Maybe the Editors' Picks and the Upgradients quotient throws the differential off somewhat? ;)
I like lists, I'm glad you all enjoyed the link too. :)
Interesting link! Fun to rate them too...
Pucci Vivara. I'm pretty sure this is the vintage version, the mini bottle is shaped the same as the vintage Vivara bottle.
Jean Patou Colony for me today.
LOL Wordbird I will admit to huffing my own cleavage on occasion. :p
The mailman brought my Balenciaga Le Dix edp, I love it!
The H&R Fragrance Genealogy has this classed as aldehydic, but I'm...
A full wearing of Givenchy III today.
I see Gres Cabaret and Coriandre have already been mentioned, I like the transparent quality these two have. I have a sample of L'Arte di Gucci that is dark and juicy and so sexy, too bad it's been...
Thanks for the birthday wishes! We're having Red Velvet cake today, my favorite.
The mailman just brought my eBay minis, I can't decide if I want to try the Pucci Vivara (vintage) or the Givenchy...
Love the new look, thanks so much!
SOTE is Tabac Blond extrait. Looove this stuff.
Sampling Bvlgari Pour Femme edp.
Hermes 24 Faubourg, Sephora made me a sample last weekend.
This is very nice and ladylike, smells expensive. The bottle is pretty too.
I'm still working my way through a pile of mostly Caron samples swapped with lookingglass. Right now I'm wearing Narcisse Noir edt, very unusual!
I will! I love Jolie Madame so I was intrigued by the reviews for Le Dix mentioning the violet and leather notes. I wonder how they compare?
I also liked the descriptions of the complex drydown, I...
Royal Bain de Caron is my comfort scent at present.
uh oh, I just made another little blind buy from eBay. :o
This time I got Balenciaga Le Dix edp. I hope I like it LOL.
I wore Cabochard yesterday. :)
Sampling Caron Farnesiana edp today.
ooo a vintage Patou! One of my favorite houses. I've got my fingers crossed for you that it is still good.
I think the newest fragrance in my wardrobe is Grès Cabaret (2003). I also like Eau de Cartier (2001).
Really, you've been through my little town? You are right, April in the Texas Hill Country is dazzling, I've never seen anything like it. Blue flowers are so rare, but there are fields of...
Minis of Pucci Vivara and Givenchy III from eBay.
These are blind buys, my New Year's resolution did not last very long, did it! :o
I would probably buy it. :o Especially if it was Colony extrait or Diorling.
Today I'm sampling Anné Pliska, this is very intriguing!
Top notes are Mandarin, Bergamot, Orange
Middle notes Vanilla, Geranium
Base notes Vanilla, Amber, Musk, Patchouli
Testing Caron Violette Précieuse today. (thanks lookingglass!)
Eau Belle has a certain...astringency? is that the word I'm looking for? that I find very refreshing.
I love it, too. One of my favorite rose scents. It's a shame that the bottle is so kitsch....
Sampling Dior Diorling today, I have only a half vial left. How I wish I could find this somewhere! :sad:
I agree that Gres Cabaret is underrated, I just love it.
Another is Eau Belle d'Azzaro.
Mostly I wear Royal Bain de Caron to bed.
Tabac Blond extrait.
I dabbed some on my wrists hours ago, I still smell wonderful.
Bellodgia extrait today. Wanted to feel warm and spicy.
This happened to me last week, I woke up from a nap smelling Bandit, so bizarre! I hadn't worn it in a while, so it wasn't on my clothes or anything.
Then I went and put some Bandit on, it was...
Champs-Elysées has a mimosa note.
I don't care for mimosa, makes me sneezy LOL.
Balmain de Balmain on this cool rainy day. :brolly:
Sorry I'm late. :o
Saturday I wore Patou Colony, a fruity chypre. We had a warm spell that day, the temps were in the 80s.
In Jan Moran's Fab Fragrances II, she says
top notes - pineapple,...
I wore my beloved Patou Colony yesterday, it's a pineapple/chypre. The pineapple always gets the most attention, but I adore the long-lasting chypre drydown.
This is one of my favorite categories of fragrance.
I like Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte, and while it is true that the citrus vanishes quickly, the base lingers for me.
I recently picked up a...
Jolie Madame, we have lots of errands to run today.
Thanks for the excerpt pluran, I enjoyed that.
I didn't see this thread the first time, I'm a fan of Coriandre too. :) I remember it from the past but Twolf recently sent me a good sample, and now it's on my full bottle wishlist.
oh no Brielle, how tragic!
YSL's Y. Soft, green chypre.
I've read that the top notes include galbanum, gardenia, peach and honeysuckle; heart notes of rose, jasmine, orris, hyacinth, and ylang-ylang; and base notes of...
Coriandre on one wrist, Cabaret on the other. I detect some similar notes between them, but they drydown differently, both are worth owning.
Have you ever read the book, "Fast Food Nation," by Eric Schlosser? There's an interesting passage (p. 129) where the author is at an International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) factory, and the...
Third testing of Jean Couturier Coriandre. There's a refreshing transparency that appeals to me, this will be wonderful in the summer. It's going on my full bottle wish list.
The rose in this...
: perk: Ooo, thanks for the heads-up, I'm always looking for good summer scents. The Eaux look interesting too, but I haven't yet tried any. Another one I want to try is the Violette Precieuse.
I wasn't really into fragrance back when I was pregnant, plus I was a little delicate in the first trimester, (I remember the smell of bacon frying made me heave). After the...
Terracotta Voile d'Ete. I love the chalky note when my body heat warms this.
The lady Tang has most graciously
offered to transfer her prize over to ME!
Though I'm not quite as skilled
I'm enormously thrilled
I'll take it, I'm not proud you see. :p
(check your PMs...
Vintage Ma Griffe parfum.
The galbanum I detect in this make me feel brisk, organized and efficient. It's a good thing too, today I have gotten in over my head and I've begun redoing my mothers...
Limericks are not quite my style
I've done them, but not in a while
Free juice is the prize
so I'll give a few tries
This one's lame, and misses by a mile.
Patou Colony, I need a touch of the tropics on this wet, stormy day. :brolly:
How exciting, I'm envious! I hope you take lots of pictures and report back.
If I were going, I would not want to miss the Guerlain flagship store, the Perfume Bar at Jean Patou, or the urns at...
Jolie Madame edt, tonight I'll layer it with the parfum. Hope everyone has a happy Valentines Day! http://emoticons4u.com/love/643.gif
I've got Royal Bain de Caron on one wrist, and Caron Pour Un Homme on the other.
Y is one of my favorites, I think it is wonderful in the summer, and the drydown is exquisite.
I did not get online to post my SOTD for Tuesday, my husband was home sick with the flu. I was busy waiting on him hand and foot, and making a chicken soup from scratch (He's convinced my chicken...
Congratulations to all! http://emoticons4u.com/party/fest09.gif
I knew only about a dozen at first glance, but I did know those Patou battleship bottles (only because Patou is one of my favorite...
Chanel no. 5, from a set of Chanel minis that arrived from eBay last week.
I couldn't wear this when I was younger, it smelled of ashtrays on me. My college roommate wore it, and we agreed, it was...
Taolady chose Knize Ten for me today, I smell fantastic.
When I read lemonade-hued silk jacket, my first thought was Chanel no. 19.
I hope you have a great time, you are going to look smashing!
Jolie Madame edt, it came in my order yesterday.
I already have a little bottle of the parfum, but I was curious about the edt. I'm glad I got it, so far it's wonderful.
The UPS truck just arrived with my bigdiscount.com order. I've already broken my New Year's resolution of No More Blind Buys :o (I got a pretty bee bottle of Guerlain's Eau Imperiale, I thought...
Interesting, I hadn't thought of it that way.
My thoughts were that the current trends towards clean, fresh and unobtrusive was a result of a backlash from the powerhouse scents of the 1980s. We...
This discussion reminds me of the excerpt from Chandler Burr's Emperor of Scent book, where Luca Turin quoted his landlady who pronounced that, "Caron was for the duchesse, and Guerlain was for...
I thought I remembered seeing this somewhere. Here you go, perfumeworld.net has a page that tracks the bestselling fragrances over several years in several different countries.
Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree for me today. This is fantastic stuff, I'd like to compare this side by side with the original Pour Monsieur (1955) to see which I like better.
congrats to winners!
dpak, so glad it worked out
fun contest lampboy
What a wonderful uncle you must be!
I don't think I've ever used up a whole bottle, but I have finished several minis, decants and samples.
Congratulations Tovah, and welcome to the world baby Rebecca! http://emoticons4u.com/fam/fam11.gif
The mail carrier brought my Chanel minis, first up is No. 19.
I took a picture. :D
The prettiest bottle I own is a vintage Tabac Blond. It is very heavy and substantial. The Ungaro Diva bottle is gorgeous too, but I have...
LOL you beat me to it.
How about Gres Cabaret ?
oh gosh, I remember Jungle Gardenia too, so strong! :eek:
Did anyone mention Guerlain Jardin de Bagatelle?
I was just reading here (bottom of the article) that Patou keeps its own rose and jasmine fields in Grasse.
YSL's Y, since there was a nice discussion on it.
Haikus are fun. :) Here's a quick haiku to start off.
Lovely green chypre
in a bottle to die for!
Lauren's best effort.
I like Y a lot too. My mini is almost gone, I've got a full bottle sitting in the wishlist basket.
I wore it a lot last summer, I found it very fresh and dry.
I really enjoyed your reviews. I haven't experienced either of those fragrances *hangs head in shame* but Patou 1000 is on my wishlist.
syracusa, if you like Sublime, I wonder if you would...
Yay! Glad I could help. :)
Continuing my animalic streak in vintage Jolie Madame parfum. I love the violet notes in this!
I'm late! But we had a hectic weekend, I didn't get near the computer at all.
I started my animalic weekend Friday night in Bandit edp.
Saturday morning I wore Cabochard edt, the Parfum Gres...
I'm not very familiar with this house. My mother wore a little Tresor back in the day, and I like Ô de Lancôme in the summer.
No toolbar? Hmm. Try this.
Open your User CP, then click Edit Options.
All the way down at the bottom at the Message Editor Interface drop box, choose either Standard or Enhanced then save...
Wow. Just Wow! This blue collage is just heavenly tang, great job. And we still have aqua/teal and baby blue collages to look forward to!
Lovely prizes too, good luck to all participating.
I can't decide what I want to wear, I love animalics. http://emoticons4u.com/love/635.gif
Here's a list of older chypre/animalic fragrances I culled from the H&R Fragrance Genealogy chart, hope...
I can help with this one. :) There may be easier ways to do this, but here's how I do it.
First the picture has to be in your computer. Either take a picture or right-click an image, then Save and...
Patou Colony on this blustery, bone-chilling day.
I've never kept stats, this is interesting. It's been a Caron month for me (7x) followed closely by Gres (5x).
3x - Caron Parfum Sacre
2x - YSL - Y
I too tend to wear heavier scents in the winter, in the summer heat they become oppressive and cloying on me.
And Brielle, I also wear Colony year round, I adore it, it is my absolute favorite...
Last night I won an eBay auction for minis of vintage Chanel No. 5, No. 19, and Pour Monsieur. I've been wanting to test Pour Monsieur ever since I read that Michael Edwards said it is the closest...
Mitsouko for me today, it's been a long time since I've worn this.
Patou Sublime. My skin seems to bring out the wonderful sandalwood in this.
I don't know how big a seller it was for Hermès, but Eau des Merveilles smells like it was born in a test tube to me. It's as if not a single molecule has ever been rained on or had the sun shine on...