Madame Rochas for me please!
Madame Rochas for me please!
I recently discovered Keiko Mecheri Myrrhe and Merveilles. It is somehow similar to Chanel 5 Eau Premiere (without the rose in the latter), yet it is fresher, and the soapy note is more pronounced on my skin.
Hmm, I have Chanel Beige, but I didn't think of it as soapy... Individual perceptions can be so different!! Have to sniff it again.
Another vote for Ivoire
Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
It would be Ivoire and Caleche for me.
Happiness is a summer breeze, sand between your toes, and your family by your side.
Feminine D &G,
212 Carolina Herrera,
Touch by Burberry (this one fantastic)
Eau Premiere and La pause 28 by Chanel
Dior J 'Adore Eau Florale Cologne
Chloe New perfume
Noa by Cacharel
Madame Rochas it's not a soapy to me
Last edited by sophi; 2nd October 2010 at 01:54 PM.
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Funny! Madame Rochas and Farouche are not soapy for me (though my memory of the former is from the 80s, so I'll have to re-try the modern formulation). Both have that - to me - impossibly stylish 'leather handbag' note that makes me think of a well-tailored lady going about her business... I particularly love Farouche for that as it's also got a warmer side that mellows out to a sexy glow.
The soapy ones I like are:
Lacoste pour Femme (the beige packaging) = smells like fruity hand-soap or shampoo, or deodorants labelled 'shower fresh' on me.
Noa = Powdery, herbal, posh soap bar.
Beyond Paradise = Expensive fabric softener.
Byzance = Traditional triple-milled heavily scented floral soap bar.
So many excellent ones already mentioned, my favorite of the bunch would have to be Dia, it's absolutely beautiful!
"I love that a scent can make memories come alive."
along with others who share the same opinion:
D & G Sicily
Never judge anyone until you have walked a mile in their shoes
I like Balmain Ivoire. So simple and clean and soapy. Great for office wear.
"A woman who doesn't wear perfume has no future." Coco Chanel
I'm streamlining my collection http://community.basenotes.net/showt...29#post1219729
Not necessarily in this order:
- Chanel Nº 5
- White Linen
- Infusion d'Iris
How can I forget? Badgley Mischka Couture smells like a luxurious soap to me. Speaking of office scents, I think this could be a good one.
I really like the soapiness of SJP Lovely. While I love Chanel No 5, on a bad day it smells like hairspray to me instead of soap.
Antilope! Only available in EDC as far as I know - easy to wear.
To whomever named Rive Gauche, I don't smell soapiness in it at all! Interesting!