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My stepmother used to enjoy her 'Opium by Eevz Saint [pronounced à l'anglaise] Lorette' (?? I don't know how she arrived at that).
SAs who say 'oh duh toilet' and 'oh duh perfume' also bug me,...
I quite agree.
I think it's lovely.
Well, I'm a gay woman and I believe it goes without saying that I get many an admiring compliment on my scents from other gay women. For the 'curious', I'd say that Portrait of a Lady, Soir de Lune,...
Mystere de Rochas, vintage extrait.
Oh my oh my oh my
Absolutely. A boyfriend bought me Joy when I was 21 and I was just too immature for it. Plus my appreciation was wanting. Another scent I've revisited and "grown into" is Miss Dior -- the vintage...
Larimar - I am jealous! :D
Am in Balmain de Balmain today and, disappointingly, I smell horrid :(
BD'O for me is like a poor man's Coco. Opium can smell so differently on everyone. I was wearing Youth Dew Amber Nude the other day and was 'accused' of wearing Opium :)
My Tabac Blond extrait, pure and simple. Due to the price, mostly. And yet I can be very cavalier with some of my rarities; I splash my Patou Vacances around with relative abandon :)
I'll cheerfully say 'good', though narcissus can be ... challenging.
Competitively priced, but I found the scents I tested to be pretty poor: Dead Sexy and Gin and Rosewater (which is a gorgeous concept). Little better, I felt, than Body Shop scents. I'd rather pay a...
Well if you can tolerate your patchouli with some big, blowsy rose, I'd propose Malle's Portrait of a Lady.
If you can get your mitts on some, I'd say Patou's Adieu Sagesse.
I enjoy the latest EdT but, it has to be said, it's a fair bit of money to shell out for something that disappears within the hour :(
I get the most positive comments on Soir de Lune by far, followed closely by Portrait of a Lady.
I am frequently astonished by how many compliments my Cabochard gets, too.
Tried Jersey yesterday and I thought it quite lovely: lavender made tender with a little soft vanilla. In combination, they smelt strangely - thought not unattractively - of parma violet.
I have a vintage eau de cologne, that I wear intermittently. Unrepentantly green, that softens to powder. Amazing longevity.
I'd have to recommend Patou's Vacances. It's exceptional.
It's discontinued so you'd have to win the lottery first, though :(
Paul and Joe Blanc for my OH. She's a fan.
Marc Jacob's Daisy for 18-year-old sis. Meh. But her choice.
A vintage Joy extrait for mum, in the very same bottle she used to have in the 1980s. She...
Ahhh, scents of childhood. The memory of their lemon-shaped soaps remains strong
I was intrigued when I saw this thread, as just a few days ago an encounter with Mitsouko extrait left me reeling with nausea, which surprised me as I wear the EdT very cheerfully and...
Esprit du Roi
Vintage Diorling is a beauty ... I await this with trepidation!
Good, good, GOOD!!
I loathe Madonna personally, but that aside, I can't help thinking she's bigger than all this: I tend to associate those short-lived, two-bit celebuscents with lesser acts than her.
Me too. And it smells very 'dungy' and rich :)
Excellent. Many thanks for the heads up.
Whether reformulated or discontinued, this is NOT happy news for me! :( Must investigate.
Oh, bum, out of synch AGAIN.
Though I have *loved* my Patou Amour Amour today.
Hugs to (((Knit)))
Can't think of a prettier lilac that Patou Vacances.
But it's the very devil to find, and you may need to re-mortgage your home :(
Adore La Perla, Evangeline.
Soir de Lune for me!
Paco Rabanne La Nuit?
And even Soir de Lune -- if you can fight your way through around 8 hours of rose first :)
PS I find my ancient Ungaro Diva has an incense touch about it -- though it...
Need the power of
Poo, neglected to synchronise. :(
Scent: how lucky to have the extrait of Divine Folie -- that's GOT to be rare!
Am in bright, mossy vintage Miss Dior EdC. Power and longevity of this stuff is...
Fair point. Its quality is sound and I think the bottle is really handsome. Not very au fait with 'masculines' to be honest, but I recall that, on smelling it, I thought it was pretty derivative,...
Glad that the 'crushing molecules' myth has been exploded ... I was getting paranoid!
And I too spritz my hair every now and again, as it enhances sillage beautifully ...
Thanks, great read!
Personally, I find the success of Chanel Bleu quite dispiriting, however. Its “very, very broad base of appeal” pretty much underscores its genericness, really. Interested to...
Happy Birthday, Jon.
And Habanitta, will be trying your Bandit + Habanita combo! :)
Need something muted today:
Vol de Nuit
EdT should do it.
Perhaps a little OT but folk speak of a leather note in Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania. Personally, I get rose and wood -- but no leather whatsoever.
Love your photo, 30 Roses.
I got a precious and perfect No. 5 pure perfume. It's a different experience altogether.
It isn't strictly a gourmand, but there's a scrummy, sweet condensed milk note in Penhaligon's Amaranthine that has to be worth a try!
Would change around the order of JM and Bandit, but otherwise -- WOW! :thumbup:
Hello gang, not long back from my first day back seeing clients ... just saw your welcomes and hellos and am really, truly touched. Thanks, all :)
And Cello, I don't believe we've met, but was...
Hello everyone, Happy Orthodox Christmas and a belated Happy New Year!
I've been away on sabbatical and am now a qualified psychotherapist. Have never ceased to enjoy the scents, but had to ease...
I'm in despair at this persistent, heavy rain -- wettest August in UK for some 30 years -- though this of course does not come close to experiences in other parts of the world .... :(
Sniffed it this week. "Didn't hate it," if you see what I mean. Thought fig had been done to death, but to his credit the salty accord presents a novel and not unpleasant interpretation. Nice enough,...
House twins with Vandair in Bel Respiro.
Inspired vaguely by the Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky film I went to see last night.
WOW! Some GORGEOUS (and delicious-looking) images today!
I started the day in Halston Couture. This stuff has amazing tenacity and is still going strong as I type.
But I also snuck out at...
Lady nose poking in here: just sniffed it on my lunch hour. Handsome bottle; juice is utterly dull. First thought was: This smells just like something else. If it weren't so boring, I'd summon the...
I'm in Balmain de Balmain - my scent for 'navy blue' days.
Though at lunchtime I had a spritz of Chanel Bleu: meh, generic.
These contributions are brilliant: so many here I would second myself.
As a point of personal preference, I really dislike names that "trivialize" the scent-wearing experience, such as peurile...
Lucky you, Kewart, am still holding out for the sunbeams, here in East Anglia!
Am drenched in my ancient (60's bottle) Vent Vert EdT. It's now the colour of stagnant pond water but smells as good...
Just love your minis, Duc! Am looking out for an Eau Tendre mini myself.
I've recently bought a vintage extrait of Lanvin Prétexte. It's completely wearable and stunning. And picked up a very...
I highly rate Balmains, and have many favourites from among their offerings.
But if I had to plump for two, it would undoubtedly be Cellier's stupendous Vent Vert (extrait, please!) and Jolie...
I tried it in the duty free in Spain recently. I found it unremarkable to the point of being quite pointless. Fresh, great for summer, yes, but so is the original -- and in my view -- fantastic super...
Hope your eyes are fully mended soon, ineespenes :)
I'm in Lanvin Prétexte vintage extrait today. WOW!!!!!
Going boldly where I've never gone before ...
I must (for obvious reasons :) ) second Hillaire's suggestion of Sisley's Soir de Lune, an excellent woody rose chypre with immense staying power. It's an assertive step up from Cabaret: less cedary...
Hmmmm .... how do you find the new Mugler, Candy Perfume Boy?
I'm in an oldie, but goodie:
Replique, by Raphael.
Have a great day, all.
Oh! I didn't realise it was Dior day .... which is a shame, as I was thinking of a spritz of Hypnotic Poison.
Changed my mind, however, and went for gorgeous, gorgeous Patou Amour Amour: jasmine,...
I'm in Gucci Eau de Parfum today -- seeing how it shapes up in warmer weather.
Interestingly -- and enjoyably -- I'm getting a whole lot of leather!
I have sampled it, and initially liked it, but I disliked the sweet finish -- for a cologne. I found it too cloying. Top and middle are just right; I suspect it's the vanillic bottom which was a...
Oh, buy! Here in the UK, it's hard to locate. It's a really good leather, to my mind!
Wearing something that I wouldn't usually bother with:
It's an old bottle and a little on the rancid side, but very pleasant on this cool summer's day.
I'd buy it 'cos it's fab -- a sweeter Cabochard.
Guess the price has to be right, though -- how much, if you don't mind me asking?
Carnal Flower -- about 36 hours!
Soir de Lune by Sisley is extremely long-lasting, too.
I go very light in summer. I wear the heck out of:
O de Lancome
Un Air de Samsara
Pecksniff's Grapefruit EdP
Opium Fleur de Shanghai
Miss Dior EdC
Evangeline is right ... My granny had that bottle; I remember it to this day. That would have been the early 70s.
House twins with mel_lou today in Kelly Caleche.
Am in a lovely riding shirt and wanted something suitably equestrian.
Carnal Flower ... clothes are merely superfluous.
Am sending a cuddle to (((Taolady)))
Wearing vintage Fame de Corday. Very fine; like a vintage Patou, to my mind.
And I'll add some soft sugar: Givenchy III.
A few notes about the vintage pure perfume:
Would love to hear how you get on with the Carven, mumsy!
I'm "dressed" in a modest-but-lovely smidge of vintage Pucci Vivara. A delightfully herby, slightly powdery, slightly sweet green. VERY...
Oh, I feel so rotten now! Never occurred to me that I might be bidding against someone on here! :(
Forgive me, dear synergy ...
Azuree is a sweet leather -- fab. I am wearing vintage Femme extrait today, and it is one of the softest, loveliest leathers I have tried. Very similar to Daim Blond, I feel. One of the ugliest...
Un Air de Samsara (if you can find it) has a very pleasant, lingering mint note.
L'Eau des Hesperides by Diptyque is also strong on mint, though muddled with lots of other herb notes.
Today I'm wearing vintage Femme extrait -- a '60s bottle -- snaffled off the 'bay.
I am super-thrilled with this; it's so elegantly soft and leathery. Quite a different beast to the current...
SotE: No. 5 EdP
Starting the week in style with the incomparably lovely
31 Rue Cambon
House twins with petruccijc today: Kelly Caleche.
A very lightly handled, softly rose-y leather. Veils skin very pleasantly and lasts a surprisingly long time. Good for weekend wear and this...
Patou and Balmain, for me.
This is an intriguing thread. For the life of me, I cannot translate 'dry' into a scent! I guess I find the orris note 'dry', as in sort of stripped back and pared down. But then, I feel I also find...
And is this Fergie, Duchess or York, or Fergie out of the Black Eyed Peas?
Pecksniff's Grapefruit EdP -- for June S'n'S.
Have a glorious weekend, all.
I shall be in Pecksniff's Grapefruit EdP today!
It's s sharp, sour, refreshing and extremely realistic grapefruit peel scent.
Am in Scherrer's Nuits Indiennes today.
A nice, light oriental, but it's not working well with my hangover. I think I overdid it by layering it with the body lotion.
Welcome to East Anglia today, Kewart! :)
I am insanely busy at work today in Jolie Madame. So should that be Jolie Madwoman???!!!
Lovin' all the Madame Rochas on here today ... :)
I'm in my SO's Diptyque Eau des Hesperides. I don't care for it. It has a bitter herb note (on me) that is not at all agreeable. Humph.
Thanks for the info about the box, Arwen. Have been looking on ebay, and both vintage and new bottles can have black lids. I am wondering if it might be something to do with the size of the bottle....
VM I Hate Civet is well acquainted with Fascination, and speaks very highly of them. I'd trust her judgement.
Le Chèvrefeuille: so pretty!
Cannot abide Quel Amour, though -- red berry talc! (Gag!)
I wear the EdT, and it is wonderful: very long lasting, and I am complimented just about every time I wear it! :)
However, I do prefer the EdP. Its main difference from the EdT is that...
Does anybody know if the packaging for Femme changed after its reformulation in the early 90s?
I am looking to back up my old bottle, which has a gold top. I do not know if it is the pre- or...
Primrose, your description of BP as a 'wimpy violet' is absolutely spot-on. Compared to the brilliant, brilliant Le Dix, it's an olfactory insult.
Agreed. These bottles are dreadful, and look ten-a-penny.
I feel feeble today: overly-tired and full of toxins. And, strangely, I felt I needed a full-blown vintage monster, along the lines of Guerlain's Jicky. First time I've ever craved Jicky in my life....