Linfedele Haiku by O'driu
So guys..what's on the list so far, if anything? What item would you like under the tree the most?
Edited..probably an Ineke scent or a Jo Malone for me. Maybe Coco M. Edt
Last edited by kalli; 18th October 2012 at 11:20 PM.
Linfedele Haiku by O'driu
Current Top Favorites:
1) Portrait of a Lady original formula (EdP Frédéric Malle)
2) Giorgio for Men vintage/V.I.P. for Men (Giorgio Beverly Hills)
3) Dia Man vintage edt (Amouage)
4) Anat Fritz Original Formula and Classical (Anat Fritz) - tie
4) Lalfeorosa (O'driù) - tie
6) Les Nombres d'Or Vetyver (Mona di Orio)
7) Captain vintage (Molyneux)
8) Tzora (Anat Fritz)
9) Javanese Patchouli (Zegna) - tie
9) Monsieur de Givenchy vintage (Givenchy) - tie
9) Coeur de Vetiver Sacré (L'Artisan) - tie
9) Polo vintage (Ralph Lauren) - tie
9) Patou pour Homme Privé (Jean Patou) - tie
9) Oud Shamash (The Different Company) - tie
We stopped giving each other Christmas/birthday/Valentines's Day etc. gifts and instead allot ourselves the money that we have budgeted for the occasion.
That, together with $1/day personal cash we allot ourselves, plus any money made from selling off my unwanted perfumes, eventually gives me enough to buy some new perfume (or supplies for my other hobby.)
If it were not for this, I wouldn't be buying any perfume at all.
Side benefits are that we don't have an accumulation of unwanted gifts that end up being donated to Goodwill, and we don't go crazy trying to figure out what the other wants and spending December running around the shops.
It may sound unromantic, but we find other ways to be romantic.
Over the years my parents and my husband's parents realized we preferred cash gifts and they were all too relieved to stop running around the shops as well.
Hmmm...editing because I realize I didn't really answer the question.
I have nothing on my wish list. I am happy with what I currently have.
This could change, of course.
Know some people that think giving cash is tacky..but gift cards, somehow aren't. Oh brother. Cash, gift cards, socks, don't care..gimmie gimmie. lol. Ain't nothin wrong with cash, change, checks,. Plus, sometimes people get gift cards to places they don't even want to shop at. Good to go with good ol' cash.
That's certainly how I feel about it!
And I give cash for weddings, too. My mother's caregiver (the one she had for 4 months after her hip fracture) was thrilled to get some cash for her wedding last month. No complaints from her, LOL!
I say cash is the gift of choice-- the gift that gives the recipient a choice. And when money is tight (our health insurance premiums jumped by $40 per week as of Oct. 1) choice is hard to come by, so it is a true gift.
More from the Jovoy Paris line.
Well, I'm travelling in the first two weeks of December: Berlin>>Zurich>>Paris>>Rome
I have LOTS on my wish list:
Iris Silver Mist
Mito/Onda, not sure yet
Tempted by Leva also... I may get Leva if I don't pick up Mito
Too many too many
I'd love to give myself Poivre 23...maybe Oud Ispahan if I'm good, or Cuir de Russie.
Any of these 4 would be really nice!!
Creed Original Santal
Andy Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain
Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles
Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque
CURRENT TOP 5
1. Dior Homme Intense
2. Creed Aventus
3. Tom Ford Extreme
4. Gucci Pour Homme II
5. Terre d'Hermes
We stopped giving Christmas gifts to one another after 5 years being married (will be 14 next year). Nobody else gives us gifts except for a former neighbor, and we do not celebrate Christmas (or anything else).
That said, I wrote a letter to Santa wishing for Guerlain Cuir Beluga back in August. Now it is October and I am about to write Santa another letter wishing for Amouage Interlude in addition to my first wish. But, since we do not celebrate Santa, he might not bring what I wish for.
Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree
to name a few
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I was also thinking about buying a couple frags for the family and borrow some mls at a later date. In that case it's "What we do in Paris" for mom and "midnight in Paris" for dad. That's the cool thing about buying someone close to you perfume.....they smell good and you can borrow some.
everything Frédéric Malle!!!!
1. Dior Homme Original
2. Musc Ravaguer
3. Portrait of a Lady
4. Noir de Noir
5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
6. New Haarlem
7. Pure Coffee
8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
9. Rose 31
10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille
l don't expect anyone else to buy my fragrances for me, especially as l seem to have rather expensive tastes lately!
But l've already ordered a bottle of Stoned by Solange Azagury-Partridge as a present to myself. l don't think l'll be waiting until Christmas to open it, though.
"What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.
I think I'll be buying my own perfume gift, I'll probably give myself a larger decant of Djedi. I absolutely know that no one else will! I have put the word out that I would certainly be happy with more Cuir de Russie. At least that can be found somewhere, even the vintage. ( but I doubt if I'll get it!)
Shalimar Ode a la Vanille - Sur le Route de Madagascar (Guerlain)
An Andy Tauer, either one of his Tableau series or Rose Chypre
A rare full bottle of my favorite ever: Le Feu D'Issey
And I'll be buying perfume for everyone I know who even remotely likes fragrance.
None of my potential Santas is very well off, so it's a good time to ask for the cheap and cheerful perfumes that I've been thinking about, like Elizabeth Taylor's Gardenia, Tocade, or even a 35ml Nicolai.
The problem is that when people give me cash, I tend to squirrel it away or use it for something practical.
Both something contemporary like CK Shock and something classic, like Jaguar for Men or Guerlain Heritage, even considering to blind buy Ted Lapidus.
We're going to New Orleans this Christmas, and I truly don't want a thing except a great time. Like Inga, I usually buy my own fragrance gifts anyway (my husband thinks I already have too much perfume). I wouldn't mind some vintage intact sealed Miss Dior, a vintage Calèche parfum, and any vintage Chantilly that says "made in France" on the label. Is that too greedy?
edting to add...
Apparently not because now that I think of it...I'd like a fragrance from the Boadecea the Victorious line - the bottles are sooo beautiful! And I think I might enjoy VC&A Lys Carmine. I was quite taken with that one when Twolf did the VC&A Extraordinaire sample pass. I so rarely meet one I covet (gimme gimme, as kalli says) when I sample. I enjoy trying them, but I rarely want more than a sample.
So here is my new list...
Vintage Miss Dior
Vinatage Calèche parfum
Vintage Chantilly, "made in France"
Something by Boadecea the Victorious
VC&A Lys Carmine
All of the above would suit me in 2013, maybe throw in some By Killian Love.
I talk to myself. ^^^
Last edited by lilybelle; 9th October 2012 at 03:45 PM.
I've just fallen head over heels for vintage Après L'Ondée, Diorama and Diorissimo. Those please? Some vintage Cuir de Russie while we're on a roll, and seeing as I'm in fantasy land already, why not a handsome prince and gold carriage to go with.
That said, I think I miiiight just find it in me to finally splurge on some L'Heure Bleue...
I'll always make time for cats and roses
My great loves:
Mitsouko, L'Heure Bleue, Caron Pour un Homme, Dune, Fat Electrician, Oxford and Cambridge, Eau de Campagne, Elixir des Merveilles, Sarrasins, MKK, Ambre Sultan, Tocade, Dzing!
Le Temps d'Une Fête, Tom of Finland, Jasmin et Cigarette, Dirty (not dirty at all )
"Perfume is an invisible art form, and yet one of the most evocative and personal."
I need to do some serious sampling/research before Christmas to make up my mind. TBH, blasphemous though it may be to admit as much on Basenotes, nothing I've tried recently has moved me to think 'I must have this!'. I have enjoyed sampling Tilda Swinton Like This by ELDO, TF Black Violet, and Zeta by Andy Tauer, so perhaps one of these, but will have to re-test first.
Am thinking An Amouage for Christmas, but i just need to test my samples a little further before i commit to which particular one.
I had to add Jo Malone's Vanilla & Anise. Totally forgot I've been wanting a fb forever! I had a few samples but went through them like cherry Pez. I need to sample Oud Isaphan, sounds really good!
Wonder if places like Luckyscent, STC, TPC..etc, lol...have gift certificates. Ya, know, something for my stocking! Lol. Shouldn't I be thinking of giving? Naaaa...not yet, hehe.
My preference would be for decants:
Vintage Cartier Santos
Tiffany Sport for Men
Amouage Memoir Man
Heeley Cuir Pleine Fleur
Something from Histoire De Parfum..not sure which one yet
"It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it."
"I've been everywhere but the electric chair seen everything but the wind."..
We usually spend Christmas money on something relatively small, then spend on holidays. Holidays, holidays, holidays. Always somewhere warm
I'd be delighted to get any of these:
MDCI Invasion Barbare
Creed Jardins D'Amalfi
LOL...as I type this post, I hear Eartha Kitt singing "Santa Baby"