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    Default all purpose "anytime" fragrances - your top 2

    You know the ones I'm talking about - weekend, work, out to dinner, home alone - the frags you wear when you don't have time to put a lot of thought into it - like the fragrance equivalent of a white shirt - goes with anything, anywhere, anytime.

    My top 2: Caleche Eau Delicate and Aimez Moi

    As I've posted previously, I am continuing to narrow down my scent collection and am currently at a grand total of 17 - this includes one Caron (Aimez moi) and one Guerlain (Philtre d' Amour) at the moment, but it has been an evolving process. After reviewing my collection, I wonder if I need to focus more on the adaptability of a scent, rather than on its distinct characteristics and how it evokes a certain mood.

    My (former) out of control perfume collection kind of reminds me of having a clothes problem (the "tons of clothes, but nothing to wear" issue). So perhaps if I apply similar principles, I can fine tune my scent wardrobe the way someone would fine tune his or her closet contents. By having just a couple of playful, fun items, but invest in the basics that go with everything.

    Given that idea, I'm interested in your experiences and opinions: which of your scents just seem to go with everything?

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    Two that seem to work just about anywhere for me are Shaal Nur and Quelques Fleurs.
    Scent is such a lovely, simple pleasure!

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    Yohji and Dzing!
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    No.19 edt & Fidji

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    CDG Soda and CDG Play
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    Guy Larouche Fidji and TBS Japanese Musk (especially in vintage formulation)
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    Many mentioned here so far that I haven't sampled: Shaal Nur, Yohji, CDGs

    Fidji mentioned twice - I have a mini EDT - need to bring that out and give it another test drive.

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    Nanadebary green--an herbal musk and ... I may now say the second is the fragrance I just got: Hové Rue Royale. It's like a chypre/oriental/musk (got that?). The best way to describe it is a tame half-way point between Boucheron Femme and Rochas Femme, two magnificent but slightly boisterous classics. I like tame.
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    From my current wardrobe I think it would be NR for her and Iris Poudre.
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    Sueded Musk
    Voile D'Ambre
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    My grab it and spray scents are Schiaparelli's "Shocking", and a split between "Lady Caron" and Caron's "Montaigne". These are my go anywhere frags, and ones I wear most often in the evenings to go out, after my SOTD has worn off!
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    All-purpose ?
    I'd have to go w/ Rykiel Woman, and Ava-Luxe Silk.
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    All-purpose...let's see...

    Yardley's Narcissus and Givenchy's L'Interdit (the new formulation) come to mind.

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    seattlelight, This is a great idea for a thread.

    I have blatantly stolen it for the Men's forum and gave all the credit to you!

    Thanks
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    A year ago I would have said Jean Couturier Coriandre and Chanel #19.

    Right now I am a bit smitten -- treason! betrayal! -- it is still #19 and Balmain de Balmain. I knew BdB from long ago and I liked it bunches, but only recently after the package from one of my favorite BN friends arrived, I really came to know and to fall in love all over again with this beauty: it is versatile, multi-faceted, easily available, cheap, sweet, long-lasting, breathtaking. I can't get enough of it and recommend everyone give it a try! It has all Balmain "signature" trails and more. :toppie:

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    All purpose scents top 3(sorry,couldn't make it only two) are Jicky edt,Narciso Rodriguez edt and Egoiste.

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    Balmain de Balmain is indeed perfect! And being a Balmain it is cheap as can be so there is no need to stint on application.

    My second choice for anytime scent would have been Le de Givenchy, but my supply is dwindling, but I also like Geoffrey Beene, which is a woody floral and never too much (Green Note, Bergamot, Coriander, Tarragon, Rose, Jasmine, Violet, Geranium, Oakmoss, Sandal, Musk, Civet.) It's another heavily discounted scent that I can toss in a gym bag.
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    Eau Parfumée au Thé Rouge and L'Artisan Mûre et Musc Extrême.
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    Off topic real quick, tang I love that kitty, is it yours?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tinker424 View Post
    Off topic real quick, tang I love that kitty, is it yours?
    Yes! We named her Diablo because "he" was a wild devil cat, until one day he had kittens and turned into one of the most affectionate cats I've ever seen. Green eyes and glossy black fur... isn't she purrrty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tang View Post
    Green eyes and glossy black fur... isn't she purrrty?
    She is GORGEOUS! Our kitten "was" a boy until he went to get neutered & ended up getting spayed Mr. Fox became Jasmine.

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    My stepdaughter once brought home a "neutered male" who also ended up being spayed.

    Anyway. Fragrance. Right now my "go to" top two are Fracas EDT (I know, but my skin kills sillage, so it ends up being reasonable on me. I swear it.) and NR for Her.

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    Voile d' Ete is my "everyday works with everything", and Lancome Poeme also got heavy usage for the last 2 years - but now that I've discovered this addictive forum, I have tons of new scents to try, so they may not get worn anytime soon.
    The fragrance of flowers spreads only in the direction of the wind. But the goodness of a person spreads in all directions.
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    Hi, I'm fairly new, but I want to play too!

    Patou Colony is my everyday scent, Tabac Blond for the nights I'm feeling frisky.

    Quote Originally Posted by DeeOlive View Post
    Voile d' Ete is my "everyday works with everything"...
    The other day I ordered a bottle of Voile d'Ete blind, I hope I love it too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dulci View Post
    Hi, I'm fairly new, but I want to play too!
    Yay! More kids on the playground makes for more fun! Welcome, Dulci!
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    Patou Colony - oh, wow, now I've really got to get into my samples.

    Many scents mentioned here that I'm not familiar with - that's what I was hoping for!

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    Aww, I love tuxedo cats.

    My two scents...Musc Ravageur and Tabac Blond.

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    At the moment - Bond 'West Side' and Caron 'Parfum Sacre'. Just keep coming back to these - whenever I feel like it!

    Love the puss cat! We are getting two kittens at Christmas! Can't wait. We are a cat lovin' family!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dulci View Post
    Hi, I'm fairly new, but I want to play too!

    Patou Colony is my everyday scent, Tabac Blond for the nights I'm feeling frisky.

    The other day I ordered a bottle of Voile d'Ete blind, I hope I love it too.
    Dulci - Let me know how you like it. If for some reason you don't I'll buy it from you :-)
    (Just joking) But in all seriousness - I am stocking up since it has been discontinued - wonder how many bottles are still left out there in discount warehouses?
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    I surprise myself by realizing my two most versatile scents are Chanel no 5 edt and Chanel no. 19 edt... just further evidence that I am a deep down Chanel slut...I can no longer deny it.
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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