Originally Posted by teardrop
Scentsucker, it would be really helpful if you complete the star ratings in your wardrobe, so that we can see which perfumes you liked or didn't like. Also, you have some on your wishlist that you haven't tried, which is confusing when trying to think of recommendations for you.
l will take a wild stab in the dark, & suggest you try some Montales, possibly Sweet Oriental Dream & Blue Amber.
Also some from Andy Tauer, perhaps lncense Extreme, Le Maroc or Carillon pour un Ange.
Oh I AM sorry teardrop, I should have been more clear!
I've sampled everything on my wish list, and I will be purchasing them in future.
Also, everything listed under "collection" in my wardrobe, I own FBs and already love ie 4-5 stars.
I contacted Montale a few weeks ago to ask if they had a discovery set, and never got a reply. But perhaps I will still try to get samples from somewhere. I don't like to blind buy. Thank you for your suggestions!- - - Updated - - -
Originally Posted by cacio
Since you live in the UK, Ormonde Jayne seems a natural brand to try next time you're in London. The most famous is perhaps Ormonde Woman (green woody); my favorite is Tiare (green chypre) followed by Tolu (oriental).
Caron has reformulated its masterpieces so it's hard to recommend anything; plus, their parfum concentration is usually better than the lower concentrations, but it's difficult to test the parfum unless you go to the store (Harrods? don't know where they're sold in London). Patou is synonimous with Joy, also reformulated. Rather, I'd look at Piguet, especially the leather Bandit (or the equally famous tuberose Fracas).
I like a lot Etat Libre d'Orange too. Let's say Tom of Finland (saffron suede), Rien (animalic leather), and Jasmine et cigarette (as per name).
Thanks for your suggestions cacio! I already have Fracas, I'm going to buy Visa as well. I didn't get on with Bandit. I'm sorry to hear that you dont recommend Patou or Caron any more since reformulation, I was hoping they still had something worthwhile- - - Updated - - -
Originally Posted by Kiliwia
Ormonde Jayne is a very good house, they sell a discovery set which includes most of their scents. You get 12 2ml. samples for $75.00. You could also go to The Perfumed Court or other decant seller and buy just the ones you'ld like to try. All 12 sold in the discovery set are nice. My favorites are Frangipani Absolute and Ta'if.
Ineke also has a set which is nice. Your receive 8 samples for $25 and you can get a refund if you buy a large bottle later, it's only available on their website. Several are really nice my favorite is After My Own Heart, a pretty lilac scent.
I've bought both of these sets and highly recommend them. I have no affiliation with any of these companies.
Thank you Kiliwia, I didn't know about the Ineke set, I'm going to order that for sure.
Two recommendations for Ormonde Jayne: that means I'm off to the store to sniff for sure, it's not too far from me. I'll pay special attention to your favourites when I'm there.
Thank you again!