Trying to be good this month! Just one bottle - Prada original in 50mls
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Trying to be good this month! Just one bottle - Prada original in 50mls
A little post-wedding treat...at least that's the reason I'm using ;)
Hermes Hermessence Discovery set with 4 travel sized bottles in:
- Vétiver Tonka
- Ambre Narguilé
- Brin de Réglisse...
Happy birthday petruccijc!! Hope you have a magnificent day
Monday's SOTD was L'Occitane Lemon Verbena to combat the heat here in Melbourne - was definitely in need of something light and...
- Frederic Malle le parfum de Therese
- Annick Goutal Petite Cherie
I think the original Badgley Mischka is a great fruity floral, although I don't think it's 'niche'
A VERY long day with a super-early start - I went with Tom Ford Black Orchid Voile de Fleur as I needed something to last with me. Sadly, I feel the perfume has fared better today than I have. Off to...
I'm pretty sure Black Orchid has been around for a few years now, but it is a wonderful scent! However, if you're looking for an orchid-based floral then this isn't it. Black Orchid is really rich...
30 Roses - sorry to hear about your mum's fall but glad to hear she didn't hurt herself. I hope she's ok.
Stepped out in Demeter Pruning Shears today - lovely scent but staying power is so weak that I can see myself going through the bottle rather quickly!
Another fragrance splurge - eep!
Lanvin Arpege 30mls
Caron Aimez Moi 30mls
On their way from Lucky Scent;
Parfums de Nicolai Vanille Tonka
Parfums de Nicolai Fig Tea
Jo Malone Wild Bluebell 30ml - hasn't got great reviews online but I loved the smell of it, particularly when layered with JM Red Roses cologne.
As far as Jo Malone is concerned I really love Dark Amber & Ginger-lily, it's probably the most 'interesting' scent of hers that I've tried. I also love Red Roses, while I agree there are...
I agree, I don't understand why so many people think it's ok label perfumes like that - I think it's a sign of ignorance. What's so wrong with old ladies, anyway? I think my grandmother is one of the...
Some lovely smelling people in this thread!
Wearing Annick Goutal Gardenia Passion today (and I wore it yesterday) which has more silage than I first realised when I bought a bottle, I had that...
I'm so slack with recording mine, but those that seems to be on highest rotation at the moment are:
1. Balmain Amber Gris
2. Ava Luxe Oriental Musk
3. Thierry Mugler La Rose Angel
If I hear something 'smells like old lady' that's usually a sign that I'll love it to bits ;)
Going to have to echo the majority and say 'none', although I have a mini of J'Adore that I wear on a rare occasion.
Or the Fake Tan accord?
Nope, I don't think there is such a thing as a fragrance being too old. Black Orchid is lovely and I've only got a few years on you ;)
1) Oriental - YSL Opium, Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude
2) Floral - Tom Ford Black Orchid Voile de Fleur, Michael Kors (signature), Donna Karan Gold
3) Aquatic - I haven't yet come across one...
What a shame! It sounded so lovely from the notes
I actually like the new Diorissimo and wear it happily, perhaps it's not so close to the original (I haven't had the fortune to try a vintage version) but I still think that these re-formulated...
I don't think all flankers are 'like cancer' although I do agree that a lot of brands overdo it. Some flankers have been fantastic editions - Dior's Hypnotic Poison is the example I always come back...
Scent of the evening - Marc Jacobs Splash in Fig
I wish this one lasted longer on the skin, it really is lovely. I think fig perfumes need to feature a little more prominently in my fragrance...
Only two purchases this month!
- Les Nereides Douceur de Vanille from my recent trip to Paris (I stopped at only one fragrance on my trip, because I just fell totally in love with this one)
Spent the day in Balmain Amber Gris which was a lovely, warm contradiction to the raging storm that has been going on for the better part of the day! Definitely staying inside tonight.
What a gorgeous day in Melbourne! Sunny and warm with a crisp, cool breeze. I chose Sonoma Scent Studio Voile de Violette for lazing in the sun and drinking ginger ale.
Perfect, thanks for the clarification everyone!
Thanks for the recommendations Larimar - I'd love to see the fountains. I'll check out that other thread :)
I'm heading off to London and Paris for the very first time at the end of next week and I'm hoping to treat myself to a bottle of Chanel Les Exclusif perfume (still trying to decide...
Good mail day!
Thierry Mugler Angel La Rose (love the bottle on this, although it could act as a weapon!) 50ml
JC Brosseau Fleurs d'Ombre Jasmin Lilas 100ml
Perfumed court order:
Fragrance is just a bonus, I've come across many great smelling guys who I wouldn't even consider dating. A lovely scent does not mask narrow minded thinking...
In fact my boy barely wears...
I don't think I purposefully collect any particular houses, I just buy what appeals to me. Having said that I do feel like I gravitate towards Chanel, Guerlain, Dior and Annick Goutal. I also have...
An impulse buy of a very cheap bottle of Estee Lauder Emerald Dream which I will put away until summer arrives.
Also my Sonoma Scent Studio order arrived!
- 5ml Voile de Violette
- 17ml Lieu...
Yes, please! Nice to see someone else gets the James Spader appeal...
I tried Jean Charles Brosseau Ombre Rose last night after work and I think I've found yet another beautiful perfume to add to my list of future purchases. This is VERY powdery (which I love) with...
An amazing and unusually warm day in Melbourne today - I wore my new Sonoma Scent Studio Lieu de Reves today. Between the beautiful violet of my perfume and the balmy air I almost thought it was...
There are so many lovely perfumes to choose from! My top picks:
1. Guerlain L'Heure Bleu
2. YSL Opium
3. Chanel No. 19 parfum
4. YSL Yvresse
5. Van Cleef & Arpels First
Knit at nite - hope you're on the mend soon!
Today's perfume is Caron Parfum Sacre - gosh this is a wonderful scent, I'm so happy I sprung for a full bottle! I do love me a spicy kind of rose and...
Is it fairytales by Lulu Guinness?
That's really interesting, I wouldn't ever think of Lavender as being a 'please all' kind of scent!
I don't think there will be any scent loved by everyone, vanilla is very popular (I do love it!)...
I bought this recently and it's really a lovely scent, but I have to agree that I don't get much lavender from it. However, I've read quite a number of reviews where people mention the lavender, so...
Does anyone know the price for the 75ml? I have my eye on a bottle of Beige but I really don't need the giant bottle!
Pulled out an old favourite Donna Karan Gold for a family birthday - perfection!
I felt very much unmotivated to go to work today, it was horribly cold and rainy outside! I decided to wear Donna Karan Cashmere Mist for comfort, there's something about this scent that makes me...
Both Balenciaga Paris and Prada Infusion d'Iris popped into my head when I read your description - they're very soft scents, pretty and delicate. They're great if your girlfriend wanted to wear her...
Evangeline - what a fun night out! I do love a good cocktail :D
Thursday's SOTD was Ava Luxe Venezia - I think this is one of my favourites from AL, aside from LTBL of course. I don't really know...
Great suggestions, I also love the Sonoma Scent Studio range and Vintage Rose is just gorgeous! It's very heavy and not what you'd normally expect from a rose perfume, definitely worth checking out!
Miserable and cold in Melbourne today, spent the day shivering in the office and then warmed up with some Korean BBQ for dinner - yum!
I wore my new Sonia Rykiel Belle en Rykiel as it's quite a...
I really think the Jo Malone Red Roses cologne is a very dewey, true to life rose scent - although I must agree with Lupo it is rather short lived.
I also really like the Les Parfumes de Rosine...
A very quiet day at home, so wore my new Marc Jacobs Splash in Fig..lovely!
I really enjoy the parfum, it's beautifully rounded. I've always found the EDP to be a little overwhelming and, dare I say it, dated on me. The parfum just warms a lot better on my skin, it's more...
I do love a nice gourmand fragrance! I must say that I love both KM Loukhoum and SL Un Bois Vanille so you may find my recommendations a little on the sweet side, but thought I'd share anyway :)
A few new discounted purchases:
- Marc Jacobs Splash Fig 300ml (limited release in 2008)
- Jo Malone Red Roses 30ml
- MAC Africanimal 20ml (limited release in 2009)
- Sonia Rykiel Un Belle...
What a shame the jasmine didn't agree with you, that sounds like one beautiful perfume!
Wanted something soft and cosy for a lazy Sunday with the boy, we wandered around the city indulging in a little BAL (Breakfast at Lunch...when it's far too late in the day to be considered Brunch...
A few new items:
from Sonoma Scent Studio -
Lieu de Reeves 17ml
Voile de Violette 5ml
To Dream sample
Fireside Intense sample
from TPC -
I was very disappointed in the longevity and silage (or lack there of) in Chanel Gardenia, such a pretty scent but it was a 5 minute wonder! Literally evaporated off my skin in minutes.
Following along with the theme of classifying 'designer' as those which normally design clothing/jewellery/accessories etc:
1. Dior Hypnotic Poision
2. Van Cleef & Arpels First
3. Bvlgari Pour...
Wearing Tom Ford Neroli Portofino in denial that it's so cold outside. I thought this was going to be just another citrus but it's actually quite warm and amber-y on me, particularly in the drydown -...
Oh that's a good idea, thanks for the tip! :)
My bottle of vintage Caron Muguet Du Bonheur arrived! It's very pretty, quite soft and soapy but I like it.
It came with a little stopper in the top (it's a splash bottle) is it advisable to keep...
If there's one celebrity to do something a little against the grain it would be Dita. I'd love to see something really ornate.
So many vintage lovelies in this thread!
My latest purchases:
Caron Parfum Sacre EDP 50ml
I also picked up samples of:
-Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum
-Parfum d'Empire Eau Save
I adore Ava Luxe fragrances! It's such a fantastic line
Love's True Bluish Light is wonderful, an absolute HG scent for me! It's sweet and creamy but very comforting. This was my first AL scent (I...
Only a few that I wore on more than one occassion this month! Lots of one time wears :)
2 x Dior Escale a Portofino
2 x Agent Provocatuer Strip
2 x Nanette Lepore
2 x Vivienne Westwood Naughty...
Great thread idea!!
Here are my scents of Melbourne
Snarky: eau de Emo Kid the scent of too much hair gel, car fumes, and the stench of train station bathrooms - this is the scent of Flinders...
Today I wore Nanette Lepore - not really sure if it counts as 'old lady' but it's very powdery.
Wearing YSL Belle D'Opium currently and hating it...about to spray something else on
Don't ask me why but Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose comes to mind
Have just ordered a bottle of Cuir de Lancome online, I'm just starting to get into leather fragrances and this one was going for a song.
My top 5 including a few old loves and some newer additions
Annick Goutal La Chevrefuille
Annick Goutal La Violette
Dior Escale a Portofino
Ava Luxe Venezia
Definitely coffee and tea smells, particularly lapsang souchong tea because it has that wonderful smokiness to it
I really love boozey smells like cognac and the scent of Laphroaig scotch, again...
Onbe of my favourite cheap fragrances (but certainly not lacking in beauty or quality!) is Sonoma Scent Studio's Opal. I love so many perfumes from Laurie's line but I think Opal is my favourite.
I've voted and nominated a few!
Wearing my favourite YSL Yvresse - I'm sure if I look up 'delightful' in the dictionary there will be a pictures of this perfume. It's even kicked my previous favourite Opium from the top of my YSL...
Not really, I'll try pretty much anything although I have to say that anything in a hideous bottle and a lot of the celeb-fragrances don't garner enough attention for me to sniff them when there are...
Sorcery of scent - your 'new purchases' post are complete eye-candy! Hoping you're able to do another Rare Geurlain series as I really enjoyed the last one!
My new purchase (which seems a little...
Thanks Le Grand Duc! Truthfully I'm not fond of Envy Me 2 either, it's a left over from my pre-Basenotes days :)
Donna 255 - hope you're feeling better soon!
Had a sweltering lunch in a city pub before giving up and retreating to the air-conditioned comfort of my apartment. Then had to say a sad goodbye to a...
From Mimi Gardenia's wardobe
1. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
2. Dior Hypnotic Poison
3. Guerlain L'Heurue Bleu
4. YSL Opium
5. Tom Ford Black Orchid
and I would leave...Caron's Bellodgia :)
Started out the day in Nanette Lepore (a christmas present from a lovely friend) I quite like it, it's very soft but powdery and floral. There's not much silage to speak of (which is a shame) but it...
I do love a nice gourmand! Here are a few of my faves:
* Lolita Lempicka - both the original and L
* Missoni - nice orange and chocolate notes
* L'Occitane Honey and Lemon - caramally vanilla...
Great list! I can't wait to join in on these synchronised Fridays this year :)
A few suggestions for Friday themes:
* House of Annick Goutal and Lancome
* A long-time love
* A perfume...
From a gorgeous, very generous friend a giftset with Lancome Tresor in Love and another giftset of Nanette Lepore which came with the cutest bubble bath liquid.
I don't often get perfume for...
Happy New Years everyone!
I spent the night with my BF in a gorgeous country hotel overlooking a magnificent golf course. It was great to get out of the hustle and bustle of the city.
Thanks for clarifying - I'd love to get my hands on an older bottle because I really enjoy the one that I have so I can only imagine how beautiful the original was!
I'd be curious also to find out if the bottle in that listing is vintage/pre-reformulation as I have the same one :)
I sometimes wear Clinique Happy for Men and The Body Shop White Musk for Men as I think the 'male' version in both of these fragrance lines is FAR better than the feminine counterpart. I've also worn...
Debbbora - how awful :( glad to hear he's doing better now.
Melbourne got very warm all of a sudden (not surprising since it is summer, but the weather has been erratic lately) so I'm enjoying my...
Was perusing the new fragrance section in Myer Melbourne which now stocks are rather impressive selection of fragrances including L'Artisan, Rancé, Caron to name a few. I was also thrilled to be...
Great thread idea!
Some of my indie faves are very affordable:
Sonoma Scent Studio OpalVintage Rose - between $17-35 depending on the size
Ava Luxe Love's True Bluish Light, No.23 and Venezia...
The Body Shop White Musk for men today - lovely musks, woods and lavender!
Not sure if it ticks all of your ideals but Jo Malone Dark Amber & Gingerlily has a nice mix of dark and light. On one hand it's quite refreshing but on the other it's woody and a little incensy. It...
I wear perfume everyday; I even have a little subset of perfumes which are pretty much reserves for lazy days which include Dior Escale a Portofino and Jo Malone Lime Basil Mandarin in summer, then...
Here are few florals that I love which are big on silage:
Robert Piguet Fracas
Michael Kors Michael Kors
Donna Karan Gold
The Different Company Jasmine de Nuit
Vanille Tonka is such a lovely scent!! I must get around to buying a full bottle of this :)
My scent of the day was Thierry Mulger Angel Eau de Star; for the Melbourne weather that can't make up...
I love vanilla scents too! There are so many gorgeous vanilla scents on the market; I'm sure you'll the perfect (or two, or three...) Here are a few that I adore:
Annick Goutal Vanilla Exquise...
Chanel No19 parfum for my Monday, crisp and lovely :)
Unfortunately I've only tried one Balmain fragrances; Ambre Gris - on my skin it's a warm, sweet oriental that's quite a staple for me through autumn and winter.
It's awfully muggy and humid here today; bucketing down outside but inside it's very warm and stuffy. Not a great day for those going to the races!
I'm wearing Annick Goutal Petit Cherie; for...
My current top 10 for this erratic Melbourne spring; consisting of mostly floral fragrances!
1. Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberrose Gardenia
2. Annick Goutal Petite Cherie