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    Default Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    To reward myself for not getting into too much trouble in 2007, I went into the Giorgio Armani store today (yes, everything opens in HK) sniffed all the Privé walked out with a bottle of:
    Armani Privé Cuir Améthyste
    (((it was love at the first sniff)))
    Currently wearing: Honour Woman by Amouage

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Now don't you shake my resolve too much, Coconut!
    I am trying to be much more frugal this year and use up some of what I have (I have enough for 100 years)
    I need a breather from spending.

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Because I''ve been such a good girl this year I bought:

    Sun, Moon Stars by Lagerfeld = Saw this at Marshalls for 9.99 and got it. I like it. A little tart but sweet (to my untrained nose) and the bottle is cute.

    Cabotine by de Gres = Strong opening, not my scent, returning it (7.99)

    Oxygene by Lanvin = I really like this. Simple, clean, non-offensive (I think). (12.00)

    I wish the directory was open because I would love to find out what the notes are on these.

    And there went my January splurge money but I'm happy
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    The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct acting from inner necessity. The creative mind plays with the objects it loves.
    Carl Jung
    Swiss psychologist (1875 - 1961)

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Placed an order with Serena for a great big bottle of Milk parfum extract. Yippeeee!!!!
    Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

    Margaret Atwood

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Well 2007 went out with a scent buying frenzy for me Musc Bleu (Il Profumo), Amouage Gold (men) a selection of decants, including Eau and Elixir des Merveilles (Hermes), Noir Epice (Frederic Malle), Lipstick Rose (Frederic Malle), Profumum Fiori d'Ambra, Sensuelle Russie (Esteban) and a whole mess of samples.

    Sworn to be good in 2008, now that I have enough perfume to last the next decade.

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    I believe I will reduse my perfume-addiction this year...

    Today I sniffed around the best shop in my part of my country. I was dissapointed because many frags are taken away. I guess the shop is taking in trend-perfumes, and no longer hold all the good marks. At least I got a sniff of Joy, Bulgari Femme and Prada Infusion d´Iris. All where nice, but I didn´t bought them.

    Only one buy: Chanel No 19 EdP 50 mL. My fourth bottle of this fume. It is not a big seller in the stores, so I am a bit worried this one also will dissapeare. I need the bottle, as well. Have a 35 mL of No 19 EdP in my handbag, and now the 50 mL in my perfume cabinet.

    Now I am comparing my three samples with No 19. Guess who is the most beautiful on my skin...?
    Last edited by Margareta; 2nd January 2008 at 02:29 PM.
    Faves right now: Chanel No 19, Stella Rose Absolute, L´Heure Bleu, Elixir de Merveilles, Samsara.

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    50ml bottle of Guerlain's LIGHTS OF CHAMPS ELYSEES...here is a review by Scented Salamander:
    http://www.mimifroufrou.com/scenteds...1/post_35.html

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    50ml of Angel, blind buy. Checking to see if it lives up to the hype.
    "Cleanliness and order are not matters of instinct; they are matters of education, and like most great things, you must cultivate a taste for them." Benjamin Disraeli

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Oh, dear, I should take it slower with perfumes this year with fumes...

    I am off work for a couple of days...

    Today I found some older Rochas-perfumes in a store I haven´t visited for over a year. I tested Femme and Madame Rochas, and the secound one was great on my skin. So, here I am, with a 30 mL bottle of Madame Rochas EdT.

    I do like it, and it shal be fun to get to know it. It is a foral-aldehydic from 1960, and I do remember it from my childhood. Some of my friend´s mothers owned it.
    Last edited by Margareta; 3rd January 2008 at 01:53 PM.
    Faves right now: Chanel No 19, Stella Rose Absolute, L´Heure Bleu, Elixir de Merveilles, Samsara.

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    *mis-post*
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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zibeline View Post
    ...I am trying to be much more frugal this year and use up some of what I have (I have enough for 100 years)
    I need a breather from spending.
    Me too. So I've only invested in New Haarlem and Serendipitous (so far) with Kadota breathing down my neck (and it's all YOUR fault! ) And it's only January third!!
    "The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady View Post
    Me too. So I've only invested in New Haarlem and Serendipitous (so far) with Kadota breathing down my neck (and it's all YOUR fault! ) And it's only January third!!
    I DO love Kadota! It is such a ripe earthy fig. My daughter has it on her birthday list.

    It amazes me how frugal I feel having bought nothing this year, but when I think of it as three little days it doesn't seem so thrifty. If only I can keep it up. I know when I start buying again I will fall back into my "what's one more bottle" mode.

    I did go to Nordstroms to sample the new Vivara, but fortunately I was "armed" with a spray of vintage parfum. I left contented with my original juice.

    Sometime this month I may venture into NYC and visit Aedes to try the new Molinard and make a pit stop at nearby Le Labo.

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Used my 15% off coupon at PerfumeCourt to get 1ounce of En Avion parfum

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Well, this is cheating (kind of) - I ordered these right before the New Year came in, so have not broken my New Years resolution - but found the boxes on the front porch a few minutes ago - they must have come yesterday while I was doing frozen pipe damage control here.

    Have not opened to sniff yet:

    3 Hermes - Hiris EdT, Caleche EdP and 24 Faubourg EdP.

    From Caron Boutique - Farnesiana EdP - wow what packaging - beautiful drawstring silver and creme bag and oodles of samples I don't have - L'Anarchiste (for men) Lady Caron EdP, Pour un Homme de Caron EdT, Pour une Femme de Caron EdP, Miss Rocaille EdT, Muguet and a few I do - Aimez Moi, Nuit de Noel, Bellodgia & Fleurs de Rocaille.

    I will now behave for at least 6 months
    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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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Set of Mini Fragrances (4 5ml bottles) from Penhaligon's. They are offering a Women's set and Men's set at 50% off right now on their website. $25 per set. Blenheim Bouquet, Opus 1870, Endymion & Quercus, and Lily & Spice, Malabah, Elenisia and Artemisia. Also requested samples of Castile, Hammam Bouquet and Elizabethan Rose.

    My baby steps into the world of Penhaligon's. My first purchase for 2008.
    I am pleased.
    Last edited by rtamara41; 5th January 2008 at 03:48 AM.
    "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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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    10 mLs each of Heart of Glass and Madame X parfum. In the blink of an eye.
    Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.

    Margaret Atwood

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    1oz Or Noir by Pascal Morabito
    I wish the wardrobe link was working, I need to adjust my wishlist...it's getting smaller.

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    who smelled the new Armani Privé EDT (not the black bottles with the stone on the top)...The glass bottles...two new Armani Privé...Babylon Vetiver (this one is sooo nice and wonderful) and Rose blabla

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Coco I so envy you for that bottle of
    Armani Privé Cuir Améthyste,
    but I just have a hunch that I too will
    own one soon . Huge love for me!!!

    My first fragrant purchase of the year is
    Brulure de Rose by Parfumerie Generale
    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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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Last night on eBay I bought a tiny vintage bottle of parfum strength Carven Ma Griffe, for the Buy it Now price of only $3.99. The seller has 35 sealed boxed bottles to sell, she bought them 26 years ago as wedding favors.

    I remember sniffing this from a magazine insert as a teen, I thought it was so sophisticated and the green and white stripes so chic.

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Promised myself NOT to buy more fragrances in a while...But today I bought Nahema edp ....and it's a blindebuy :P but judging by the notes(and my other scents,I think it might be perfect....
    Last edited by ineespenes; 9th January 2008 at 06:43 PM.

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Quote Originally Posted by Zibeline View Post
    Now don't you shake my resolve too much, Coconut!
    I am trying to be much more frugal this year and use up some of what I have (I have enough for 100 years)
    I need a breather from spending.
    Armani Privé Cuir Améthyste is too hard for me to resist.
    Zibeline, I have also broke my new year resolution, that is to stop buying so many bottles. I am planning to pass my collection to my great grand-children if I can’t finish them in my lifetime, ha ha ha…


    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Provocateur View Post
    Coco I so envy you for that bottle of
    Armani Privé Cuir Améthyste,
    but I just have a hunch that I too will own one soon . Huge love for me!!!
    My first fragrant purchase of the year is
    Brulure de Rose by Parfumerie Generale
    Agent Provocateur, excellent choice! If I am to buy another bottle of the Armani Privé perfume, it would be Ambre Soie
    Currently wearing: Honour Woman by Amouage

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Lady Caron, EDP
    MPG samples
    Orio samples
    Caron samples, to compare with my current stash to ensure that Alpona, Farnesiana, and Acaciosa have not been tampered with before I purchase a larger size.

    The samples should keep me busy for long awhile - I may wait until Easter weekend for my next perfume purchase.

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    1 ounce Jicky parfum

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    I went to David Jones today and tried out lots of different perfumes. I made a few purchases, but not enough to break the bank....yet (though maybe if I'd bought the L de Lolita Lempicka for $115.... yikes)

    After much deliberation I got:

    Miss Dior Cherie EDP - 50mL
    Guerlain Cherry Blossom Fruity EDT - 35mL (limited edition)
    Aquolina Pink Sugar sample - 1.8mL

    I'm tossing up between getting the 50 or 80mL L de Lolita Lempicka (I love it!) but the only place that had the larger size was the expensive department store... I'm hoping I can get it cheaper elsewhere.
    I was also very tempted by Champs Elysees, My Insolence and Dior Addict.

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    January has been a blast for me and my Mrs... we had so much fun exploring the fragrance stores in Vienna (Ive posted pics in the City Shopping Guides forum).

    My purchases for Jan were:

    Tom Ford Black Orchid 50ml and 150ml Hydrating Emulsion
    Carthusia Uomo 100ml
    Carthusia Numero Uno 50ml

    Samples of Washington Tremlett "Black Tie"

    ...and my wife bought:

    Josephine by Rancé 1795 100ml
    Hermés Eau d'Orange Verte Hand Wash 300ml

    Samples of Clive Christian "No.1"

    ...and as gifts for my sister-in-law:

    Flowerbomb EDP 50ml
    Versace 30ml and Body Lotion
    Last edited by Sorcery of Scent; 10th January 2008 at 09:15 AM.

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    I finally gave into temptation today and splashed on a little bottle of Donna Karan Cashmere Mist after wanting it for a while now.

    And I also bought a 50ml bottle of Swiss Esoteric Musk edp (yes, I'd never heard of it either, but hey, we're in Switzerland so why not) for a whole 5 francs. That's about £2.25. (Yes, check that decimal point!)
    I think I may have a fantastic cheap-and-cheerful discovery. It's very nice.

    Oh my word! Just saw what Tink bought today. *Drooooool*
    Last edited by Wordbird; 10th January 2008 at 05:51 PM.
    "A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel

    I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbird View Post
    Oh my word! Just saw what Tink bought today.
    I'm on a roll...just went back & bought 1oz of Mitsouko parfum.
    Thank goodness I sell my less worn scents otherwise I never,ever would be able to pick up my littele treasures!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tinker424 View Post
    I'm on a roll...just went back & bought 1oz of Mitsouko parfum.
    Thank goodness I sell my less worn scents otherwise I never,ever would be able to pick up my littele treasures!
    You're becoming just ever so refined! I can hear you tweaking from here.

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    Default Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Thank you Coco, I really do plan on this one
    and soon . It's on my wishlist and that means something .

    My promise to myself this year is:
    that I will not buy any fragrance that I do not
    absolutely really really really want!

    But will buy only those that are on my real wishlist.

    So here is to my new bottle of SL Fleurs d'Oranger
    and it being my 2nd fabulous fragrance purchase
    of the year!!! It has been on my wishlist for quite some time .
    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

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Bending backwards is like falling in love, come bend with me

    The mind is like a drunken monkey, it constantly jumps here and there.

    Swami Niranjan-ananda

    "Our life is shaped by our mind; we become what we think."
    Dhammapada

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