30 Roses, excellent suggestion! They have the toiletries and candles for those prices.
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30 Roses, excellent suggestion! They have the toiletries and candles for those prices.
One flower I would not like to see as a note! It's good to admire it as a oddity, though!
I know Sephora offers them. The price point is about $175USD. I have not tried them.
Sample, sample and sample. Then sample again.
Concur with Ken and Jon here. I don't have a rhyme or reason. I just reach for what appeals to me!
Going by your list, I would go with Iris 39.
To my nose, there is very little difference between the Dress Code and regular Habit Rouge.
Creed Royal Delight is a scent I truly enjoy, but it's a mild gourmand and slightly sweet. It's a floral leather (jasmine) that I enjoy.
Other floral leathers I enjoy:
Parfum de Marly Kuhuyan:...
I am wondering what two Swiss Arabia scents smell like. One is for men and one for women.
They are sold under the name Mukhalat Barq.
Cacio, you beat me to it! :)
Azuree and Aramis are both wonderful. Jolie Madame, Miss Balmain, and Cabochard in the EDP and EDT can also be found at discounters.
Lucky Scent have continuous specials with the scrolling sales under the search field.
Different scent lines are featured with some sales being 20%. You have to be in the page of the scent line to...
The biker jewellery line now have an EDP, which is marketed for both men and women. Retails for $145 USD.
Notes sound intriguing.
Kotori, thank you for the article. Very good to know.
Thank you for the update, and let us know your impressions.
By "dupe," I take it that you mean a clone or smell-alike?
The Middle East market has a large interested in scented oils. I have an...
I got a bottle of Mitzah lately. Don't know if it's old stock or the rerelease, but I am happy about getting a backup.
This is an excellent choice from the exclusive line, but I prefer the Gris Montaigne, Bois d'Argent and the now-returned Mitzah.
Thank you for the link. I don't always agree with Turin's reviews, but I always respect his knowledge and opinion. "The Guide" is always a great read.
Young women usually like gourmands in the U.S. but I would have her try the mainstream version of La Petite Robe Noire. It's easy to find and sweet enough for a young girl. The graphics and bottle...
ROTFL! Well said!
I would simply ask the SA for a small decant of the fragrance. Nothing wrong with that.
Decanting into your own vial is crass.
I have the black one for Fahrenheit. It is rather heavy for its size, and one wonders why companies do this.
Even in perfume solids (Bottega Veneta, By Killian, Diptyque, etc.) one wonders why...
Habanita in the parfum!
Habit Rouge in the EDP.
Agree that Bronze Goddess is a good beach scent.
I know the new YSL Opium flanker has coffee, but it's way too sweet for me.
I opted for Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania with its green tea note.
Liz Zorn uses hyraceum in her perfumes. I understand it's the real thing, but also no cruelty.
Safari is a wonderfully clean and elegant scent.
What about Chanel Misia? This is a violet with leather. It also has the rose and iris in it.
I tried Sweet Redemption, but it is a bit on the sweet side. It's a new take on orange blossom.
Something pleasant and light.
I recommend Jasmin Angelique by Atelier Cologne.
24, Faubourg is a wonderful scent for anyone who enjoys the rich orange blossom and amber. I don't go by "age" designations, but what people enjoy.
Not all women in their twenties wear body...
Leather and violet are one of my all-time favourite duos! I love Fahrenheit EDT and the parfum. I just wish the parfum had a little less vanilla.
+1 I Miss Violet
+1 SL Bois de Violette...
I agree, Kiliwia! I am sending our Kumquat some samples of orange that I have on hand! :)
Wonderful! Enjoy them all. :2vrolijk_08:
I like the Miss Dior, now called "Originale." The new Miss Dior does nothing for me. Treasure these classics!
Precisely my thought!
It's all a mixed bag and trial-and-error.
You can also use a lotion with silicones (like Aveno in the blue pump bottle) or a natural carrier oil like almond oil (used in perfumery) to see what...
The best part of the movie were the scenes of the perfumery and the flowers. The whole premise of the film was disturbing, and in the end I lost two hours of my time.
The film on Coco Chanel...
Danieq, I forgot about the L'Occitane Neroli. It was from their Notre Flore line. Yes, a good choice!
Welcome to Basenotes! It appears you like oriental scents with aldehydes like Chanel No. 5 and Shalimar?
How about Chanel Bois des Iles in the eau de toilette format? There is a "gingerbread"...
CH for Men is a nice, sweet scent and wearable, while the Prive, even with promising notes, degenerates into a generic masculine scent.
As an aside, the Parfums de Marly Kuhuyan is very smoky and leathery (but also expensive) but smells a lot like Cuir de Lancôme, which is a women's scent. Kuhuyan is a floral/smoke/leather. Best...
All too often people will presume that fragrance will lead to compliments, a social life and attract a love interest.
There are many ways to attract compliments as opening conversation: a car, a...
When I think of smoke, I think of Tauer Lonestar Memories and Le Labo Patchouli 24. These both have smoke and leather.
One Million, Dior Homme Intense and Spicebomb are not at all like those I...
Laurence Dumont Vanille Monoi. This smells just like tiare coconut suntan oil.
For luxe, Hermes Santal Massoia. A santal with coconut.
Although marketed to women, Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess...
Hands down, it has to be Guerlain Derby in the pre-wood bottle. Elegant and moderate, it's not a loud gourmand.
Parfums de Marly Herod:
Top: cinnamon and pepper wood.
Middle: osmanthus, tobacco leaf, labdanum and incense.
Base: vanilla, cedar, vetiver, patchouli, iso e super, cypriol and musk.
Jo Malone Mimosa Cardamom
Guerlain Vol de Nuit
Chanel Bois del Iles
I bought L'Instant EDP, Jo Malone Mimosa Cardamom and Mugler Cuir Impertinent.
My favourite orange blossom is perhaps Caron's Narcisse Noir. I like it in the EDT and the parfum and wish they had it in EDP.
The Jo Malone Orange Blossom is very pleasant and easy to wear.
For me, Angel Cuir!
I am wondering about the definition of "gentleman," but my list is:
Guerlain Vol de Nuit
Richard James eau de toilette
Guerlain Arsene Lupin Dandy
Guerlain Habit Rouge in the...
I have the original release Richard James. I think it's funny that they have a "white shirt accord," whatever that is. :grin:
A nice men's tuberose and very wearable. Enjoy your purchase.
I love the original but also enjoy the parfum. I wish the parfum did not have as much vanilla, though, but it's a wonderful scent.
Guerlain Chypre Fatal
Thank you all for the kind and varied comments. I have decided the recipient will sniff these scents from my collection to choose! To be honest, I love them all. I will consider those not on my...
A is for Azuree and it's male counterpart Aramis.
Thank you both for the recommendation. Chanel's classic is always a wonderful choice.
Actor Eddie Redmayne wears Black Orchid. Scroll down on this article.
Bandit is a leather bomb. Any man can wear it as it's more like a modern masculine.
You may wish to repost this to the bottle forum. What a find!
I am looking for a sandalwood scent to send as a gift.
The recipient already has Tam Dao.
Please add any others to this list.
How about Fahrenheit? It's in a class by itself. Reformulated now, but the parfum is nice take on an old favourite.
All of these are design houses who make leather goods, saddles and clothing as well as fragrance. Chanel has consistently high quality scents.
I would also add Guerlain as they are one of the...
Welcome, KatelynStein! Pull up a virtual chair and join in! :)
It's best to check back to discounters from time to time. I just scored the 100 ml Fahrenheit with a small shower gel and very cool mini refillable vial for $92.00.
Dior Fahrenheit in the perfume. It's like Fahrenheit with a touch of vanilla.
C is for Coriandre by Jean Couturier.
This is the closest thing I could find in a Celtic perfume. It's called Innisfree.
I don't have a signature scent just as I don't wear the same clothes every day.
BG is very good if they have what you want. Only one time was I totally disappointed.
The SA sent me the wrong fragrance. Rather than immediately dispatching the correct one with a return mail...
Sampled this today and it's indeed a wonderful scent. Longevity and sillage are not what I expected, though, from a luxe offering. I have several bottles of the Angel Cuir in the 30 ml bottles. I...
I think of Santorini in an old ad of Kouros:
I don't know if anyone has posted this, but Dior is now rereleasing its discontinued Mitzah, Vetiver and Eau Noire.
I can't say for reformulations, but it's good to have these back.
I agree with Spicebomb. I smells a lot like a very expensive French scent called Herod by Parfums de Marly. It is pleasant and smells nice, and easy to find.
Welcome to the forums! You will find yourself in good company discussing fragrance!
F is for Fougere Royale.
I will probably wear Coromandel. Good for cooler weather and very pleasant. I usually don't fuss over fragrance for family gatherings.
How kind and considerate!
How about Dior Homme in the eau de toilette? This is easy to find and very wearable for men of all ages.
Guerlain Derby in the bee bottle. Pure elegance. Nothing sweet or sugary but subtle and timeless.
jbthorpe, here is a nice review of 04 London:
I think spraying on clothing might help with longevity issues. I spray on a clean cotton handkerchief and tuck into a breast pocket or tie on bag or briefcase.
I own Beige, Coromandel, Sycomore,...
Hmm. Rose and jam.
No one mentions this one, as it does not get a lot of love here, but try the Guerlain London 04 from Les Voyages Olfactifs.
This is getting discontinued if it already has...
Late to the party (fashionably so, that is) but I wore my L'Instant in the EDP on Friday!
How about Hermes 24, Faubourg in the eau de parfum? I has a classic feel, yet is from the 1990s.
Beach Girl, I LOVE this one!! :grin:
"Northern California Airlift Leaves Friday."
B is for Bleu de Chanel.
My mainstays from the exclusives are Misia, Coromandel, Cuir de Russie and Sycomore.
Some just don't last of me, even though they are nice scents: 31 Rue Cambon and Beige.
Of course, I adore...
Oh, my, where to start...
I would go with the extrait of Vol de Nuit. As you like the EDT, you will enjoy the richness of the parfum.
Most of all enjoy sampling!
Great news! I have the Houbigant Oranger en Fleurs in the 100 ml bottle.
Sadly the cap is a cheap plastic one. :sad:
I would not think a chain would sell fakes or counterfeits because of the liability, but I have seen some grey market items at drugstores.
Thank you for the tip, Ken!
Thank you all for the input! :smiley:
Thank you, Roses!
This was last sold at Sephora, if I can recall. Maybe some brick-and-mortar stores have it on their shelves. Worth calling stores and asking.
Finally decided on a bottle! It can be found at discounters. :2vrolijk_08: The slightly sweet florals sold me.
It's a nice scent to have. :)
The current Tabu is powerful and easily found at discounters. I can't say for the vintage, but the bottles in the violin shape are delightful!
Charlize Theron is the face for Dior J'Adore, and Nicole Kidman was the face for the launch of Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere (when it was in the tall bottle.)
Both beautiful women to promote their...
Confident or not, scent is a matter of taste. If a scent like Dior Homme Intense can be worn by a man, then Hypnotic Poison certainly can.
Forget gender labels. It's all marketing. For...