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    Default Ladies top 3?

    Hello!

    I posted this question on the men's forum and if you don't mind, would like to post it here as well to get another perspective.

    There are so many fragrances that seem to be coming and going these days, I was wondering, if you knew you were going to lose your top 3 current favs, I mean they were not going to be manufactured, distributed anymore, which ones could you not bear to be without? What lengths would you also go to keep them?

    I've also put up a poll on the men's site and would be grateful if you could fill it out if you have the time?

    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=186198

    Many Thanks,
    Marian Bendeth
    "Fragrance weaves a necklace of perfumed memories" M.B.
    "If perfume be the food of love, spray on' M.B.

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    That's just too hard! Only 3!

    No can't do it
    "Of the five senses, the sense of smell is incontestably the one that best conveys a sense of immortality."

    Salvador Dali

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    I have faced this dilemma already with my beloved Zibeline, I have couple bottles and am nursing my supply.

    As for ones still in production:

    Mitsouko
    Chamade
    Boudoir

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    Smile Re: Ladies top 3?

    This is a challenging one but here are three:

    Le Maroc pour Elle
    Borneo 1834
    Joy and
    Shalimar

    Ok, so I can't count.

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    Welcome Sillage6! My sister lives in Toronto and I just love that city.

    My top three faves (this is ridiculously hard) to list for you are:

    1. Frederice Malle En Passant by Olivia Giacobetti
    2. Chanel Bois des Iles parfum by Ernest Beaux
    3. Narciso Rodriguez For Her edp

    This doesn't mean "most worn" - it's the fragrances that have had amazing visceral effects on me because of their beauty.

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    Norma Kamali Incense ( I have yet to find something else like it.)
    Shaal Nur (I'm quite addicted.)
    Kai (There's nothing else quite like that green, moist, floral.)
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    - Lao Tzu

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    HMMM.....only 3? OK, I'll have to say:
    1. L'Heure Bleue
    2. Pink Sugar... I know, but mr.tinker loves it !
    3. and last but not least, Farnesiana

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    1. Fracas
    2. Mitsouko
    3. Je Reviens
    Parfum Bespoke by Ozwald Boateng

    Oh, was that four..sorry!

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    Now my top three choices could change in the twinkling of an eye, but here are "today's":

    KM Loukhoum
    Vera Wang
    Jo Malone's Vintage Gardenia

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    Wink Re: Ladies top 3?

    Oh man, this place is making me crazy. I'm supposed to be cleaning out, and here JM Vintage Gardenia makes Fufu's top three. Arrrrrgh, I haven't tried it.

    kai -- still in production. I have four bottles open, and two in reserve, body glow, lotion(s) and two candles.

    Lolita Lempicka -- love that licorice!

    Fumerie Turque -- but...but..I have to have my Fleur de the Rose Bulgare to layer with it!

    KM Loukhoum -- lets see, up to five....

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    Gawd...this is hard, but here it is

    Serge Lutens Un Lys
    Shiseido Feminite Du Bois
    Auric Blends Egyptian Musk

    They can change in a blink. But I heart them right now

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    Only 3?

    Than can only go for classics:
    -Guerlain Vol de Nuit
    -Jean Patou 1000
    -Chanel N°19

    But if you would ask me on another day, I would give you another answer...

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    Tolu by Ormonde Jayne
    Sublime by Patou
    Bois des Iles by Chanel
    Vol de Nuit by Guerlain
    Chergui by Serge Lutens

    Too many, I know.

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    Wink Re: Ladies top 3?

    It is a hard question for me to answer because many of my favorites are actually discontinued already which including lovely Apres L'ondee , Sheer Tiffany, Un Air de Samsara, Amour de Patou, etc.

    For the perfumes which have not been discontinued:
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit
    Jean Patou Joy
    Chanel Coco(my favorite Chanel)

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    That's a scary scenario!

    My top 3 are
    Shalimar
    10 Corso Como
    Cdg Incense Avignon
    Serena Ava Franco - Perfumer
    Ava Luxe Perfumery
    www.ava-luxe.com

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    Thank you all so much for answering. Sorry that I came up with three but I wanted to push you to name your absolute favs.

    It appears the majority of your favourite picks are rare indeed to begin with and I hate to say it, might very possibly get yanked at some time in the near future. It's all so frustrating no?

    When I see the prices on EBay of scents that are not really "vintage", only a decade or so in launchtime, and I see how much people will spend on them, it almost makes one tempted to see their investment as collateral for a new house! LOL

    Here's hoping all your favourites will be around for the long haul!

    Marian
    "Fragrance weaves a necklace of perfumed memories" M.B.
    "If perfume be the food of love, spray on' M.B.

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    Three? Gah. Ok - I'll try:

    1) Apres l'Ondee
    2) Mitsouko
    3) Guerlinade

    You may notice that these three have something in common...

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    Default Re: Ladies top 3?

    my top 3 ever:


    Nombre Noir by Shiseido

    1000 by Jean Patou

    Tubéreuse Criminelle by Serge Lutens

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    Mitsouko- Guerlain
    Feminite du Bois-Shiseido
    Jungle L'Elephant-Kenzo

    These are the only 3 I'd hoard, though I also love Guerlain's Terracotta Voile d'Ete, which has been d/c'd and I am hoarding some already....The others are widely available and popular in Europe.

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    Here are my top three this year (they may well change):-

    ROMA (no perfume has affected me more than this.)
    L'INFANTE (Divine in more ways than one!)
    CRISTOBAL (This is just me to a tee.)

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    OK let me try this one again then

    Datura Noir - Serge Lutens (really would not want to be without!)
    Gloria - Cacharel (discontinued I think;, bought as many bottles as I could get my hands on off eBay!)
    Alien TM - ok go ahead laugh at me for this one... sadly so many people dislike it... but I really love it, and always receive many compliments whenever I wear it... hubby was smitten by it all day yesterday

    Please read: Disclaimer!

    I reserve the right to change my mind about the above at any given time!
    "Of the five senses, the sense of smell is incontestably the one that best conveys a sense of immortality."

    Salvador Dali

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    OK, hey, I confess, I like Alien too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elf
    OK, hey, I confess, I like Alien too!

    Hehe, why thank you Elf
    "Of the five senses, the sense of smell is incontestably the one that best conveys a sense of immortality."

    Salvador Dali

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    Smile Re: Ladies top 3?

    I would have to admit I really love Alien and have only just discovered it but then again I really love Angel. It has been a fave of mine for a long time.
    My 3 faves right now would be
    Angel
    Alien
    Lolita Lempicka

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    Aliens are appearing from everywhere...!

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    Narcisse Noir
    Colony
    Cuir de Russie

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    It will change, of course. Right now they are:
    -- Chanel #19;
    -- Creed Angelique Encens;
    -- L'Artisan Fleur d'Oranger;
    -- Christian Dior Dolce Vita.

    My favorite of all times, Jean Couturier Coirandre which I have in Edt, Edp and perfume, did not take part in the vote. It just did not feel up to it.

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    Oh, this is impossible. Picking 3 off the top of my head--
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Mitsouko
    Angelique Encens

    And scurrying around, raising their hands, are too many to even mention. . .

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