Originally Posted by tigers1901
Those would be my J&E Atkinsons' I Coloniali fragrances - Javanese Cananga (predominantly amber), Mirra & Mirra (myrrh + vanilla) and Loto & Loto (floral-tomato leaf-type scent). Guess these are no longer being made (I read somewhere that they lost their distributor), so some online companies have marked up the larger bottles of Javanese Cananga to around $250 - insane. I had even purchased one or two extra bottles of each of these scents, since I owned so few fragrances at the time, and they were on clearance at Sephora. They're all beautifully-blended scents, yet I never seem to reach for them anymore (likely because of their poor longevity). I guess I keep them around because they're much better than most of today's commercial releases, but . . .
I have a full bottle of Javanese Cananga Flower (it's ylang ylang and amber) and rarely wear it, because I don't want to run out! It's a cold, cold weather scent for me and it's still mild here. Smells great layered with sandalwood soap, too. I sold my China Tender Peony Water on Ebay last year, because I figured someone would really appreciate it and I'm not into peonies anymore.
Others I hold onto (some are discontinued) but rarely wear - Hermes Amazone Fraiche, Chanel No 5, Chanel mini coffret with EDP's, RL Glamourous Daylight, various YSL Paris Roses EDT's, L'Occitane Eau de Val & Eau de 4 Reines, Guerlain Imperiale, SUN by Jil Sander.