It's been a while since I've really delved back in here. But I had to come back, I've learned a lot about fragrance since signing up
The most wonderful surprise to me was I was not liking many of the scents suggested to me at first, for example.. Hermes' Eau de Merveilles. Now, I can't get enough of it.
Other new faves...
Calypso Mimosa by Christian Celle
Vintage Gardenia by Jo Malone
Bois Farine and Chasse Aux Papillon by L'Artisan
More summery faves...
Cologne a la Italienne, by Institut Tres Bien
Cucumber baie by Index Fresh
Rockin Rio by Escada
And the thing is, some of the scents I have and used to love before are now not so appealing, such as...
Burberry Brit Red
The most disappointing thing is that Bois Farine, which I absolutely LOVE, and smells so warm but clean on me, seems to fade so quickly. I recently bought the large bottle, and I am going to go right through it - not so good for my pocket. I find myself sniffing my arm all day
I have to force myself to hold back on using my Xmas gift cards on fragrances only... but its just soooo goooood!!!
So I have a question.. do ya think any of the scents I love (the newest ones), have anything particular in common? I have trouble distinguishing/identifying what "types" of fragrances each is, I just like the way they smell... and I want MORE.
Looking forward to more sampling and shopping,
I am glad you are enjoying Basenotes. I myself am relatively new around here and I agree that I have learned a lot since I joined.
Regarding the lasting power of Bois Farine, I have found that most L'Artisans have poor staying power. Layering your fragrance with unscented body lotion might help it stay longer.
From what I see, you seem to like the floral category, especially the light, sweet florals (like La Chasse). I see your older listing includes some pretty heavy florals like J'adore and Michael Kors, so perhaps your taste has changed towards lighter fragrances. I would say Bois Farine is the anomaly in your listing; it is such a unique smell that I am hesitant to assign it to a fragrance family. It is predominantly woody, so perhaps exploring fragrances in that category might be worthwhile for you.