Is that a magpie or a raven?
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Is that a magpie or a raven?
Sounds like they have no business model to work from, no employees, and they can't even afford interns. What's their next plan? Bake sales and car washes?
It's really starting to seem that...
I think the problem then is in "nominating" verses "submitting" or "applying." The process needs to broken down, and the integrity needs to step way up.
In the world where I work, emerging...
The whole thing sounds cracky. "Emerging" perfumers should not be lumped in with big corporations. Self nomination is as bad as the Koch brothers or the NRA buying off congress. And Pay to Play...
In all seriousness, I'm still in shock over this. FiFi sounds like a pitiful pathetic organization with zero integrity. So let me get this straight: the way you win is to nominate yourself, and...
Danny, maybe someone out there reading this has a dusty bottle of Cumming sitting around they can send you. My heart goes out to you as you didn't have much time with it.
Oh c'mon, it breaks the heart of My Little Pony to see how obvious Strawberry Passion deserves to be in held in a much higher regard above the likes of Vero Kern and Slumberhouse. It's obvious to...
Agreeing with Fleurine, Djedi is a very sexy leather.... and "it's classy". Always looking for a way to throw the word classy around.
By the way what the heck happened to my snow white avatar. ...
It was a wonderful night. If the Mayan apocalypse happens in a couple days, I'm happy that I got to smell so many wonderful rare and beautiful fragrances with beautiful people. So many hi-lites of...
My sample pack is in the mail - can't wait to try jeke and vikt.
I'm considering buying bambolina - it's very happy and my bf likes it on me. What samples did you get?
Good to know, thanks
I bought a fake of this and it had a strong cat piss note. Ended up chucking it in the trash.
This is my bf's signature scent. He's a carpenter, I never think of grandma when he wears this, lol.
^^^^"oh, nevermind" ...lol
Hilarious, I want to see the bottle of "my car broke down". I wonder what the grease smells like?
I've been curious about Onda for awhile but still have not tried. Something in it reminds you of Tabac Blond, even though other commentary say its not like it at all. But nevertheless, you've...
Ditto, this is the one I find the most satisfying right now.
Looking forward to trying these! :thumbsup:
I've sampled this a couple times and am surprised this is categorized as a masculine. To me its a very light transparent leather. The neroli starts off a little soapy on me which is not bad, and I...
Wooznib, is there a way to order a couple samples?
Love it! I have a small sample that I sniff and sometimes dab on to wear. My 3 favorites from this house are Memoir Man, Tribute and Lyric woman.
Neal, I did read the thread, if I muddied the waters or wasn't clear this is what I was responding to: "So far the two I like best are Givenchy and Dior." So my point was if he likes Dior as well,...
When Brian and I were testing Granville the S.A. and Bergdorf's mentioned the near end of the Dior Vetiver. I didn't know if this was a fact or not. But if the OP likes it.... maybe he should get...
the new Houbigant
the new Heeley Bubblegum
Is this the same Dior Vetiver that is getting eliminated?
I tried the leather Arquiste perfume today. It opens with really nice violet leaves .... that almost caused an impulse buy.
I went today. The store is beautiful. These are the perfumes that I can remember that are there:
- Perfumerie Generale, 100 ml bottles
- Clive Christian
- Maison Francis Kurkdjian...
One of my favorites! Check out Mecca Balsam, Hindu Kush and my new favorite Sharif.
Also there is a good read about him in the New York Times. here:...
I have the Sandalo.
Yesterday Brian Chambers and I sniffed the line, and he made a good point that the Sandalo smells similar to a vintage fragrance that people are after now. The whole line has...
No need to panic. You've just cleared the way now for an upgrade. Go out and sniff, and see what floats your boat.
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No need to panic. You've just cleared the way now for...
Creed should have read this article about how Lochte holds his pee until he gets in the pool before signing him on to a fragrance contract. Article here: ...
I'm wearing the Zeste now, but unfortunately I've got a little summer cold and all the notes are not registering. But what is penetrating through I think I like this the best or Ete. I tried Diablo...
hmmm..... Brezza di Mare or Sel Marin?
Light and summery, easy to wear, but where is the rose? There was some rose detection in the opening along with musk and ambrette and something fruity and floral. Then it got powdery...
Thanks for the kind words and for hosting this, I'm having a blast. I've been on a summer holy grail search for the past year, so very few fragrances are coming close. On top of that what I'm after...
Apples don't sound butch enough for James Bond. You might as well dress him up as a tele tubby and spray him with candy floss.
kalli, yes "strawberry glade", that's it! I have to say, I'm bummed out so far with 2 of the Rosine's tried. I've wanted to try this line for awhile and had high hopes. Maybe tomorrow will be...
*someone please pass me a seltzer and a tums*
Clair Matin (*coughs and tries again)
If you like sneaky tricksters, and/or are nostalgic for early 80's shampoo *insert Pert*,...
I'd rather have the old stock unless it was sitting in a window. All the new stuff gets reformulated and is subject to the never ending IFRA restrictions.
Opens with an earthy citrus, mandarine and bergomote. I was assuming this fragrance would be really watery and transparent, a delicate dream made from fairy tears. But to my surprise...
This place sounds great! It's like they are focusing on what is not available so easily here.
Just read this thread, thanks for the info :D
Welcome Beauxbaton 13. Thank you whitefluffy, I sent Kali a pm today.... have been having trouble logging on lately. If I'm still in the loop that would be great, if not, you can move me to the end...
I would just get her what she wants, she's your wife. $90 for peace in a marriage, priceless.
Lets just ban IFRA all together.
Whitefluffy, thank you for doing this. I'd love to be part of group 2 citrusy/summer if there is room.
Mandatory 15ml minis. All year around, all houses.
And I thought I was in heaven :grin:
+2 Le Labo's exclusive overpriced city fragrances.
If you like Giacobetti, try Sexy Angelic. It's great for summer whereas a lot of almonds scents seem more suited for cozier cold weather needs.
Good review Brian, it makes me want to go smell it again. I remember this was one of my 3 favorites. Next time you go to Bergdorf's look at the painting on the ceiling. Going there is an entire...
lol, or street ladies riding rascals
They have lostmarch? I tried the inekes the other day and vamp - liked them all.
I want to try some of the green Ava lux and the 2 new Heeley's
Thanks for the news - just discovered ineke and like them very much. I have no idea what gardenia smells like. From reading here I get the idea it's a love hate thing for people.
Thank you, I used to wear it all the time . Who can pull it off? A tomboy w/ long hair, skiinny jeans and boots. That's who can pull it off.
Reading a macho Lee Child book tonight and wearing Tribute.
- cat purrs
- the sound of rolling thunderstorms
- walking a beach in the winter
- cup of tea, good book, getting cozy
- sitting in the sun
- low frequency sounds: the...
I tried Golden Cattleya again yesterday. It seems like this would be one of her best hits.
NYC is hot and humid right now, I felt like it was wearing me instead of me wearing it, but I'm going to...
Ursula, good idea, I think I'll do that too. Plus I like buying from small business people.
I tried Kingston Ferry last night. My bf really liked it, he also wears Tirrenico, and it seemed like a warmer version, some similarities.
Today I'm wearing Osafume. Knit at night, thanks for...
^^^thanks, just read the reviews there. I think what I was calling pine, they are calling redwoods, and that makes sense. And what they were saying as "sharp" in the beginning, I call medicinal,...
Has anyone else experienced this indie line?
I ordered 5 samples for $10, postage included. I'm trying one called Rainforest right now and am liking it so far. I've only been wearing it ten...
enjoying vicarious fun :D
I've tested it at the Aesop store on Elizabeth Street in NYC.
The bottles are tiny ... only around 10ml and its expensive considering the quantity. I'm thinking thats why they don't have...
I'll stick with the Sel Marin
Exactly what I was thinking!
Speaking as a jewelry designer, I'm in love with the bottle with the rose quartz looking top. Drooling....over it.... the same way I do when I fall for a gem stone.
Sounds like ordering direct is the way to go, not thru luckyscent.
I love Sel Marin, never tried Maestrale. Curious now. Any input out there?
I wish I shared your enthusiasm. There is something strong and overpowering in their fragrances that make my head hurt and my stomach queasy... its the only brand that does this. They have a couple...
+2 on Annick Goutal
also try samples of:
- Frederic Malle: En Passant
- many from L'artisan: "Mimosa pour Moi" comes to mind
- and research fragrances by Olivia Giacobetti, she did a few...
Worst dressed - bleach blond food network guy, spikey hair, seems drunk, bad jewelry, even worse food.
I remember the thread - the poster showed pics of the crystal formations. It was also do to cold temps.
Oh boy .... That is strong ...lol :-)
My boyfriend sometimes does this with Yatagan.
I'm trying to train him that I'm the only one that needs to smell his perfume, and I don't need to smell it across the room, only when I come up to...
I wore lyric woman yesterday - enjoyed it for 14 hours.
This does sound good, where does one get samples of this?
Hmm so sorry this happened. I have been seriously considering buying a bottle of what's in my sig --- but now I'm too nervous.
This does sound good thanks for the topic.
I like it a lot and agree with comments above - and will add: if aveda made Mecca balsam you would get this.
Hmmm....clammy NYC early summer weather
Fille En Aiguilles
I don't know what this says about me....I like anise, watery, unisex?
Just thought of another one to try: Hilde Soliani - Conaffetto. Almond, orange blossom and sugar.
In terms of smell this one has an...
Just thought of another one to try: Hilde Soliani - Conafetto
In terms of smell this one is kind of in between the Profumum one you like and Kiss Me Tender.
That's exactly the same for me too. I wouldn't mind lowering my bottle count to about 5, and the rest decants and samples.
SL's fleur d'oranger..... 1 half spray.... not near my neck ..... or I get a headache.
For those of us who freak when our eyes are getting tested, I like the sandalwood idea listed above, because its calm and soothing. Rotate it with something clean and tasteful. Agree also about the...
Wear your ipod next time, and ignore them.
No, they don't smell anything alike.
Edit: Some almond scents veer into cold weather cozy powdery territory. Kiss me Tender has a more floral aspect to it...its lightly sweetened good for...
Kiss Me Tender and its only $50 at luckyscent. I actually like it better.
I went on a similar almond crusade last summer. Another one I...
For leecher micalefs gaiac
Like what? I can't think of any?
Im eagerly awaiting their next release ... Crown Heights.
I'm trying this right now. It's pleasant, ... started off a bit blah .... clean & fresh, musky, synthetic. It's growing a little stronger over time and something metallic is showing through. I...