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    Default FB Fantasy... What's yours?

    I always enjoy these money-is-no-object, hypothetical, perfume-purchase scenarios. Just like my thought world, in a thread.

    So, based on your current infatuations, if money weren't an object, which five full bottles would you purchase right away, either for the beauty of the bottle, or for the wonder of the scent?

    Today I'd pick:

    Acqua di Biella Kid Mohair (this bottle is beautiful ,too!)
    Histoires de Parfum Colette 1873
    Amouage Dia (the big one)
    Amouage Homage
    Guerlain Parure bee bottle 125 ml
    Last edited by Hillaire; 14th March 2010 at 03:52 AM.

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    A bottle of En Passant and Carnal Flower

    A bottle of Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia in parfum extrait - and I don't even know what it smells like.

    A bottle of Pure Oud, just because it's my favorite oud among the current oudpocalypse.

    A large bottle of one of the Tom Ford's, more for the bottle than the juice, but I'd go for Moss Breches and decant to the needy.

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    100ml Égoïste Concentreé
    100ml Bois Noir
    Some pure perfume Poison,
    Dolce Vita, and Spellbound!
    Last edited by Le Grand Duc; 13th March 2010 at 04:21 AM.

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    Amouage Ciel Man
    Amouage Reflection Woman (for my g/f)
    Amouage Jubilation 25 (for my g/f)
    C&S Oxford and Cambridge
    Olivier Durbano Turquoise
    ***For sale:

    Iris Pallida 50ml

    Ungaro I 75ml

    and more!

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    Amouage Reflection Woman (for my g/f)
    Amouage Jubilation 25 (for my g/f)

    Soul...I love that you thought of your girlfriend, so sweet.

    I have so few frags that it is easy to choose five; Five Full Bottles 100ml minimum, all for me me me
    Chanel Bois Des Iles
    Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier
    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
    Chanel No. 19
    And something from L'Artisan...can I choose five more?

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    L'Heure Bleue edp
    Shalimar vintage extrait - somewhere, out there, there must be a big bottle to be had...
    Amouage Epic (pf)
    Chanel No. 5 - not for me; for her. Share the love.

    That's it. No fifth one yet. I'd set that remaining bit aside for a visit to a Guerlain boutique or maybe Roja Dove's. Towards a journey of discovery.

    Thanks for this nice little exercise in "dreamlining". Now I only have figure out the cost, break it down into manageable chunks, and create a cash cow.

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    soooo many things I haven't had the opportunity to smell. But right now if price were no object:

    1. Valle des Rois by Mira Takla (yeah I know no one's heard of it. I'd snap up that $500 bottle listed on e-bay to back up my dwindling supply in a heartbeat)
    2. Chergui- backup bottle
    3. Vintage Y, and with any other Y accessory products ever made
    4. A Guerlain extrait
    5. Another Guerlain extrait
    Currently wearing: Barbara Bui by Barbara Bui

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    *RUBS HANDS IN GLEE* Now this is a great thread- love to let the imagination run riot !

    Fracas - 2 oz limited edition extrait
    Shalimar Black Mystery Parfum, extrait 1oz size
    Biggest sized Creed Angelique Encens - in fact I am still lamenting walking away from bottles of this at Fortnum's last year- they were on the top shelf of the Creed section ...darn it.
    Vol de Nuit extrait- need need need .
    Caron's En Avion, Tabac Blond, Narcisse Noir- 1 oz sizes ,thanks very much ( maybe Poivre too, whilst we're playin' ............ )
    Joy Extrait- the Baccarat $900 1 oz edition .

    Is that enough................ hmm...better think again............... *GRIN*
    Petty small minded people have no place in my life.
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    1. Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere 125ml EDP
    2. Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile 100ml EDT
    3. Kai by Kai
    4. Clive Christian No.1 (would have to know what the most expensive perfume smelt like).
    5. Possibly the entire Annick Goutal collection - I absolutely love all her scents.

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    Cool thread :-)

    I'd go for:

    Chanel's Cuir De Russie
    Chanel's Bois Des Iles
    Malle's Carnal Flower
    Malle's Iris Poudre and
    Montale's Our Cuir d'Arabie

    ... and I could easily have chosen five more!

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    I'd go for:

    A big bottle of Carnal Flower (my 50 ml won't last long enough)
    A 30ml Shalimar Parfum
    Amouage Homage (never smelled it but I know I'll love it)
    A bell jar of Tuberose Criminelle
    A Guerlain Bee Bottle (filled with Chamade)
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    Some big 'ol bottles of:

    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Chanel No. 19
    Caron Tabac Blond
    Amouage Dia
    Parfumerie Generale Ilang Ivohibe or The Different Company Osmanthus or Parfums MDCI Invasion Barbare

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    Guerlain Shalimar vintage parfum extrait (squeezing out the last drops today)
    Guerlain Jicky parfum extrait
    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche vintage parfum extrait
    Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle Le Parfum de Thérèse (my 10ml bottle is soon running out)
    Mona di Orio Carnation
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    Guerlain Djedi
    Apres l'Ondee parfum
    Bois des Iles parfum
    Cuir de Russie parfum
    I'd get l Guerlain to throw something together to fill the fifth position...

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    Penhaligon's Amaranthine (limited edition extrait de parfum - around £350!)

    Malle's Iris Poudre and Le Parfum de Therese.

    Apres l'Ondee (vintage)

    Divine's l'Infante (200ml Splash bottle)
    Last edited by kewart; 13th March 2010 at 09:59 AM.

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    For Me:1.Black Gardenia Michele Bergman
    2.Regina Harris Amber Vanilla and
    3.Regina Harris Franincense -Myrrh-Rose Maroc
    The two more i want :Chanel No19 and Miss Dior (old) are surely more easy to get.

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    For me?

    1. Chanel Cuir de Russie extrait
    2. Liz Zorn Tobacco and Tulle extrait, full bottle
    3. Vintage D'Orsay, full bottle, unopened (I have never sampled this, but am in love with the Baccarat crystal bottle)
    4. MPG Magnolia Pourpre backup
    5. Chanel Coco extrait
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    Off the top of my head:

    Vetiver Extraordinaire- Malle
    No. 19- Chanel

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    Hermes Doblis
    Guerlain Djedi
    Guerlain Ode
    Amouage Al Shomukh Attar
    Chanel No 46

    Since we they are fantasy purchases, why not go for the hard to find?
    Last edited by divinemama; 13th March 2010 at 03:37 PM.

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    Default Re: FB Fantasy... What's yours?

    Right now I am realizing that with all the niche and new that I try, I still get the most pleasure from Guerlain and Chanel so parfums of my favorites I've tried or own in other concentrations:

    Vol de Nuit extrait
    Mitsouko extrait
    Habit Rouge extrait
    No. 19 extrait
    No. 22 extrait
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    More for its pleasure than for yours;
    You perfume perfume.

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    I would purchase 1 liter Bee bottles of extrait of Mitsouko, Bois d'armanie, Shalimar, L'heure Bleue, and Vol de Nuit.

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    Bois d'Arménie
    Ambre 114

    Tonka Imperiale
    Mecca Balsam

    Last edited by Kevin Guyer; 14th March 2010 at 03:58 PM.

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    Amouage Silver Cristal Femme
    AdP Profumo

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    @ N_Tesla - I had no idea those gorgeous bottles some of you have are called bee bottles! Too beautiful!

    Guerlain it will be:
    I liter bee bottles of: Jicky extrait, Shalimar extrait, Mitsouko extrait, L´Heure Bleue extrait.

    OMG! Just saw Mysticknot´s post! Fracas 30 ml extrait Ltd ed.

    (sorry for being such a copycat, lol!)
    Last edited by musse; 14th March 2010 at 02:30 AM.

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    JAR Golconda
    Hermes Doblis
    MPG Soir d'Orient
    Guerlain Quand Vient la Pluie
    Caron Farnesiana extrait
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Lots of good stuff mentioned before.

    I haven't even sniffed some of the items I'd like to get in full bottle. But if money were no object, I wouldn't be worried about shelling out big bucks for a bottle and not liking the juice.

    My list:

    1) vintage Mitsouko, extrait
    2) the biggest bottle of Deneuve I could find (have never sniffed this one)
    3) Cher Uninhibited (I recall smelling this one in the 1980's but can't remember a thing about it. I'm sure it's lovely, though. Awesome tacky bottle, too.)
    4) Ormonde Jayne Woman, extrait (I almost bought some of this for my most recent birthday. Might actually get some of this at some point.)
    5) Coty Chypre (Hillaire, so jealous of your extraordinary find there! Another one I've never sniffed!)

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    I'm so happy to see Guerlain mentioned so often here :-) plus, it's fun to see what people would get because it gives me ideas for things to try.

    OK, i'm not going to 'play along' because i don't have five bottles on the radar. However, here are my planned purchases:
    -When I finish up Ma Griffe I"m replacing with Chamade pure parfum
    -Citizen Queen will be replaced by Cuir Beluga
    -Nahema wiht Sonoma Scent Studio's Velvet Rose

    But if I got an unexpected bonus, i would buy kurkdjian's Lumierre noir pour femme. $150 is too much for this, me thinks, so it would have to be a 'what if' purchase
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    Chanel - Bois des Iles extrait
    Chanel - Bel Respiro
    Amuage - Homage
    Guerlain - Tonka Imperiale
    Guerlain - Quand Vient la Pluie
    Guerlain - L'Heure Bleue extrait
    oops, that makes six!

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    Default Re: FB Fantasy... What's yours?

    Limiting it to five, here's my current FB fantasy:

    From L to R:

    Mona di Orio Jabu
    Penhaligon's Amaranthine Parfum
    Guerlain Chamade Parfum (biggest size!)
    Acqua di Parma Profumo
    Martine Micallef Black Sea
    Last edited by Haunani; 15th March 2010 at 01:14 AM.

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    Keiko Mecheri Ume
    Caron Farnesiana
    Serge Lutens Datura Noir
    Ormonde Jayne Sampaquita
    and an elusive botle of Ava Luxe Midnight Violet ( I wish!)

    I've changed this list twice already!
    Last edited by chaelaran1008; 15th March 2010 at 09:05 PM.

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