Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 201
  1. #1
    Sur la Plage

    petruccijc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Clearwater Beach, Florida
    Posts
    17,014

    Default Today I Bought - October 2010

    Histoires de Parfums - Defile New York

    Top notes: fresh mint, bergamot and cut grass
    Middle notes: water flowers, pineapple, rhubarb, clove, cinnamon and star anise
    Base notes: coffee, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, Gaïac wood, patchouli

    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

  2. #2
    Evangeline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Angers, France
    Posts
    5,720

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    I've actually been trying to avoid this thread, but I couldn't help myself. I just bought a bottle of Juliette Has a Gun's beautiful, rosey and sultry Midnight Oud, another contender for my wedding day.


    Science is not only compatible with spirituality, it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light-years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, beauty, and subtlety of life, then that soaring feeling, that sense of elation and humility combined, is surely spiritual. ..Carl Sagan

  3. #3
    tott's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    2,767

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    OK, I actually bought these a few days ago, but they arrived today…

    A boxed set of Cuir de Russie parfum, 3 x 7 ml. I opened one of the bottles an hour ago to dab some on, and it smells great so far. Bolder, tarrier and more leathery, but at the same time also softer and rounder.

    The date codes under the bottles say 94 U… Could it be so straightforward as to actually mean 1994? I don't know, but my guess is that these are from the 80's or early 90's. I've also seen quite a few spotty labels from that era, maybe because of the adhesive they used?


  4. #4
    Basenotes Institution
    Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Exactly Where I Should Be
    Posts
    16,471

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Ab fab, Tott ! What a find !
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

  5. #5
    tott's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    2,767

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Ab fab, Tott ! What a find !
    Thank you, yes; my heart was pounding as I watched the countdown...

  6. #6
    PaulSC's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    SF Bay Area
    Posts
    1,194

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    I crave everything that's been posted in this thread so far!

    (Side observation: Défilé New York is one of those perfume names that desperately needs to have its diacritical marks preserved!)
    Spray it, don’t say it…
    WARDROBE

  7. #7
    Sur la Plage

    petruccijc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Clearwater Beach, Florida
    Posts
    17,014

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by PaulSC View Post
    I crave everything that's been posted in this thread so far!

    (Side observation: Défilé New York is one of those perfume names that desperately needs to have its diacritical marks preserved!)
    Sorry. I was lazy.
    Please feel free to check out my Swap Thread - Patou pour Homme, L'Instant de Guerlain PH Extreme, Dior Homme Intense, Pure Malt, Pure Coffee and many more! Click Here For My Swap Thread

  8. #8
    Dependent Le Grand Duc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Copenhagen
    Posts
    7,325

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by tott View Post
    A boxed set of Cuir de Russie parfum, 3 x 7 ml.


    I just placed an order for 50mls of The Dreamer.



    And I bought 15ml of vintage Youth Dew, EdP, earlier today.

    Oh, and I have 2x 50ml vintage L'Heure Bleue de Guerlain, EdT, comming my way
    and 2x 15ml vintage Dioressence, pure parfum.

  9. #9

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    A whole big full bottle of original Houbigant Ambergris.... I am in heaven at last...
    Currently wearing: Civet by Houbigant

  10. #10
    Basenotes Institution
    Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Exactly Where I Should Be
    Posts
    16,471

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    My little Guerlain parapluie bottle of Mitsouko extrait arrived today - I'm so happy it got here safely.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

  11. #11

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Just pushed the button for the Fall Sample Bag from Luckyscents that I read about on the "wish list" thread. i'm such a lemming, it's mortifying... But at least I'll be a lemming that smells mah-velous.
    If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

  12. #12

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    100 ml Carven Ma Griffe Golden Edition EdP. At price 10 CHF, I couldn't resist.

  13. #13

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    My little Guerlain parapluie bottle of Mitsouko extrait arrived today - I'm so happy it got here safely.
    So am I !!! Glad you liked the samples too

  14. #14

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010


  15. #15
    tott's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    2,767

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    My little Guerlain parapluie bottle of Mitsouko extrait arrived today
    Those are fabulous and so is Mitsouko. Enjoy!

  16. #16
    Nuria G's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Northern coast
    Posts
    97

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    My little Guerlain parapluie bottle of Mitsouko extrait arrived today - I'm so happy it got here safely.
    What a treasure! Enjoy

  17. #17

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Cristalle Edt or Eau Verte?! What do the ladies think? Someone? Help! lol

  18. #18

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    People say that the Eau Verte is the most wearable but I think it works perfectly with the Edt as well. So...



    ... Here's the new addition to my Chanel collection. Chanel Cristalle Edt 60 ml.

  19. #19
    Lessa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Bison Crossing
    Posts
    1,360

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Amouage Memoir Woman AND Vero Rubj EDP. Wouldn't usually have purchased both at the same time, but I have been DYING to get Rubj since forever. Couldn't wait another month.

    Also samples of:
    Tauers Une Rose Vermeille (Got a feeling this will be the next purchase), along with Eau d'Epices.

    I am officially a bad girl...
    Hearts starve as well as bodies; give us bread, but give us roses.
    ~~James Oppenheimer~~

  20. #20
    Basenotes Institution
    Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Exactly Where I Should Be
    Posts
    16,471

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by hilaryjane View Post
    So am I !!! Glad you liked the samples too
    Hey Hilary ! It's you ! Thanks so so much !
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

  21. #21

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    I bought 2 50ml bottles of Coty Wild Musk for a TOTAL of US$9.58. Yes -- under $10 for BOTH bottles.

    Musc Ravageur and Muscs Koublai Khan are still my favorite "naughty" musks. (I don't find either of them to be "dirty," but they are DEFINITELY naughty. )

    I love SL's Clair de Musc for a clean musk, but, holy cow, Wild Musk is pretty darn fantastic and, at 1/10 of the price for SL, Wild Musk just has to be my favorite clean musk. I don't see any way around it.

    Also, I've read a number of BN reviews indicating that others find Wild Musk to be very animalic/skanky, but I don't get that at all. Maybe my skank-o-meter is broken, but I think this is just clean (as musks go) and fantastically warm.

  22. #22
    arwen_elf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Southern California
    Posts
    4,052

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Siifter View Post
    People say that the Eau Verte is the most wearable but I think it works perfectly with the Edt as well. So...



    ... Here's the new addition to my Chanel collection. Chanel Cristalle Edt 60 ml.
    Great choice! Although I like both the EdP and Eau Verte, the EdT is my favorite version of Cristalle, and the hardest one to find
    Evenstar

  23. #23
    Dependent knit at nite's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    CA, Central Coast
    Posts
    4,991

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    ohh, just when I thought my blind-buy days were over I fell into temptation late.. late...late... last night and bought GIANFRANCO FERRE ESSENCE D'EAU EAU DE PARFUM. I'll report when it arrives.
    Sync'in and Think'in in 2015!
    Currently wearing: Ma Griffe by Carven

  24. #24

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Hey Hilary ! It's you ! Thanks so so much !
    Imagine my embarrasment when I lost the tracking number. If it hadn't arrived I'd never have been able to show my face here again!!! Anyway, I'm so glad it has gone to someone who loves it and will wear it.

  25. #25

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by petruccijc View Post
    Histoires de Parfums - Defile New York

    Top notes: fresh mint, bergamot and cut grass
    Middle notes: water flowers, pineapple, rhubarb, clove, cinnamon and star anise
    Base notes: coffee, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, Gaïac wood, patchouli

    How nice, JC. I want a bottle of the 1889 from Histoires de Parfum!

    I ordered Violetta di Parma from an online vendor. Cheap and a classic!
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

  26. #26
    Basenotes Institution
    Mimi Gardenia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Exactly Where I Should Be
    Posts
    16,471

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by hilaryjane View Post
    Imagine my embarrasment when I lost the tracking number. If it hadn't arrived I'd never have been able to show my face here again!!! Anyway, I'm so glad it has gone to someone who loves it and will wear it.
    Dear Hilary
    It means a lot to me that this lovely bottle came from a fab fellow Basenoter ! It's only human to lose things like tracking nos. and anyhow - it all worked out in the end !
    I am itching ,ITCHING to buy Memoir Woman ...............
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

  27. #27

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Wow....Mitsouko extrait must be such a wonder.

    Parfum is already heavenly, and I can't imagine what extrait is like.

    H-e-l-l, even '80s EDT is halfway to heaven for me.

  28. #28
    tott's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    2,767

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by domperrier View Post
    Parfum is already heavenly, and I can't imagine what extrait is like.
    parfum = extrait de parfum = extrait

    It's all the same thing, pure perfume. (Well, besides the fact that "pure" perfume is – of course – diluted in alcohol.)

  29. #29

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by tott View Post
    parfum = extrait de parfum = extrait

    It's all the same thing, pure perfume. (Well, besides the fact that "pure" perfume is – of course – diluted in alcohol.)
    Oh...I thought there was a diff.
    So they just called the 'parfum' in the 30s -70s 'extrait'?

  30. #30
    tott's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    2,767

    Default Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Quote Originally Posted by domperrier View Post
    Oh...I thought there was a diff.
    So they just called the 'parfum' in the 30s -70s 'extrait'?
    "Extrait" and "parfum" have both been used for a very long time, but nowadays "extrait" is seldom used (on boxes). My feeling is that "extrait" was more commonly used for the French/European market but rarely for the US; I may be wrong though.

Similar Threads

  1. Today I bought - October
    By Siifter in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 271
    Last Post: 1st November 2010, 12:59 AM
  2. Today I bought ~~~~ October 2009 ~~~~
    By gupts in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 300
    Last Post: 5th November 2009, 03:18 AM
  3. Today I Bought... October '09 Puchases!
    By Outlandish in forum Female Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 133
    Last Post: 3rd November 2009, 04:13 AM
  4. Today I Bought - October '08 Edition
    By mikeperez23 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 238
    Last Post: 1st November 2008, 05:52 AM
  5. Today I bought (October 2007)
    By mikeperez23 in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 159
    Last Post: 3rd November 2007, 01:34 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  



Loving perfume on the Internet since 2000