Hi again all,
Firstly, THANK YOU all for the warm welcome back to Basenotes!
WOW! I am STUNNED by all the WONDERFUL suggestions and responses to my post! I am going to take my time and carefully look over EACH and EVERY suggestion! Oooh, forgive me if I used the term DESIGNER fragrance too loosely. Truthfully, I DO NOT care too much weather or not the fragrance is DESIGNER, NICHE or other ? I tend to think of DESIGNER fragrances being
LESS expensive than NICHE fragrances, hence my use of the term DESIGNER. I own several fragrances from both camps (as well as other)
i.e. Attars, etc. I would have to agree that FLORIS and GUERLAIN are not what one might consider DESIGNER fragrances. In fact, BOTH of these house are PERFECT examples of OUTSTANDING fragrance that can be bought
(in some case) VERY VERY INexpensively! At least once a year, I receive a mailing from FLORIS in which I can buy a large bottle of (in my case)
FLORIS JF (no box) for $35.00 a bottle! As far as GUERLAIN, heck, I bought TWO bottles of HERITAGE at TJ MAXX (a couple of years ago) for $19.95 a bottle! Man, I LOVE it when I can find FANTASTIC fragrances at this kind of cost! At this point, I am leaning towards VC&A ph (for Summer).
Of course I will buy a new bottle of CREED TABAROM MILLESIME
(still my overall FAVORITE fragrance) and I hope to buy a bottle of
MONTALE CUIR D'ARABIE OUD for Fall. On the LESS expensive side, I am also thinking that GENTLEMAN GIVENCHY would fit my needs for PATCHOULI.
I still have enough (thank God) of SMN ACQUA DI CUBA for my Tobacco fix.
Any COFFEE suggestion ?