Sorry I never got back to you all with my reply!!!! I wore the Chanel Coco in the end, the red dress, with red velvet heels, which crippled me, but looked lovely. I had steak for dinner, with pepper sauce, and drank the most delicious Tempranillo red wine. We had a lovely night, which sticks in my mind, cos it was darling hubby's birthday. Tonight we are going out again, with a single woman friend, who just ooozes glamour (she is an older lady, former ballet dancer) and I am again in a tizzy about being "just right". My Coco is, alas, all gone, and hasn't yet been replaced. I am going to wear a black embroidered see-through number with a black slip to cover my modesty, and a black "tuxedo" style cardigan. I was thinking of Mitsouko tonight, or the Prada Amber. I have also acquired through a present recently, Jo Malone Nutmeg and Ginger, would this be too "gourmand" to wear? I just love all this planning!!!! and love to hear the Basenoters opinions. I wouldn't be too bothered only that our dinner companion is so glamourous and always gets it perfect. She wears flowing dresses and too big jewellery but always looks so stylish and smells divine. Why is it that former ballet dancers are so regal. Are they thought all of this whilst learning to dance? All the exercises bode well for them in later life, as she has great poise. She will probably wear some exotic perfume she bought on one of her many trips to Paris, where she goes to the ballet, darling! and the museums. Why she is single I don't know, but she has a mysterious quality about her, and single hood seems to suit her. Am I going on or what????