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    Default your perfect fragrance collection :)

    if you could make a perfectly wearable collection for yourself, what perfumes would it include? condition is you wear them at least once a month so cant be greater then 30 perfumes in it i have included also things i never smelled but think would fit!!

    my perfect collection would go like this atm:

    1 Vanilia by L Artisan
    2 vintage Shalimar EDP, if i could have it, that would substitute EDT and EDC i have now
    3 Sacrebleu, Pdn
    4 Le Temps d un fete, PdN
    5 vintageJoy perfume, did not try it but i know i would like it
    6 from Serge Lutens: Bois de violette...never tried it but wish to
    7 Comme des garcons 3
    8 La Myrrhe
    9 Vero profumo: Onda..not tried yet, but so many positive reviwes
    10 Rubj as well not tested
    11 Ubar
    12 Gold for woman
    13 31 Rue Cambon
    14 Maharanih intense PdN
    15 Frederic Malle L eau d hiver
    16 one iris perfume: 28 La Pausa or Iris silver mist, cant decide
    17 one citrus cologne: Eau de Guerlain or Chanel
    18 Homage
    19 Diptique l eau de tarroco or maybe something nicer from that house
    20. Bois des Iles perfume

    have basicly room for 10 more wearable stunners


    from those, i have only 7 .... my 13 perfumes that did not make it:

    cuir de russie - dont enjoy barnyard smell that much but could become one i like
    no 22 - i would gladly swap it
    insolence edp- think bois de violette would be better
    fracas - i prefer sacrebleu
    visa- too girly
    timbuktu- change of heart after wearing it
    dia- would gladly swap it
    odalisque-...chypre, a bit serious like dia
    cologne pour le soire- hm .....indifferent
    nicolai pour homme- masculine
    breath of god- even more masculine
    tommy girl- cheap synthetic
    aqua alegoria pamplelune- i would take cologne


    how about you? i know it takes some time to write a post here but would be so nice to hear how would you make your perfect one today....or you have it allready?
    Last edited by iivanita; 8th December 2012 at 06:30 PM.

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    Default Re: your perfect fragrance collection :)

    Trish McEvoy Blackberry Vanilla Musk
    Trish McEvoy Snowdrop and Crystal Flowers
    Something vanilla (I haven't found my perfect vanilla yet)

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    So my perfect fragrance collection would be a small fraction of its current size? I agree. The one I have is more of a perfume museum than a usable collection. The trouble is that I am a dyed in the wool collector. Perfume is only the half of it, I'm afraid, but I enjoy the rediscovery of scents even if I do not wear them weekly, monthly, or even yearly.

    Anyway, here goes:

    1 Vol de Nuit (my current go to scent)
    2 Ava-Luxe Moss
    3 Love's True Bluish Light
    4 Noa
    5 Anais Anais
    6 Molinard de Molinard
    7 Chanel's Cristalle
    8 L'Heure Bleue
    9 Mitsouko
    10 Chamade
    11 La Perla
    12 Chloe
    13 Fracas
    14 Habanita
    15 Zibeline
    16 Penhaligon's Bluebell
    17 Narcisse Noir
    18 Farnesiana
    19 Miss Balmain
    20 Balmain de Balmain
    21 Samsara
    22 Miss Dior
    23 Demi-Jour
    24 Lauren
    25 Genvieve (where IS that Michael Storer, these days?)
    26 Montana Parfum de Peau
    27 Femme
    28 Diorissimo
    29 Eden
    30 Bulgari

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    iivanita - nice list! And might I add you're very brave to include perfumes you've never even sniffed! I'll have a hard time limiting mine to thirty I already know and love, lol!

    zibeline - I'm going to list the first 30 that come to mind, and I bet we end up with several in common!

    These aren't in any significant order, just as they came to me ...which of course means there will be several that I neglect and will probably feel guilty about later.

    Chanel Coco
    Chanel Coromandel
    Chanel No5
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Dior Dune
    Dior Addict
    Guerlain L'Instant
    Guerlain Iris Ganache
    Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial
    Guerlain Chamade
    Balmain vintage Vent Vert
    Krizia K de Krizia
    La Perla La Perla
    By Kilian Rose Oud
    Tom Ford Noir de Noir
    Gucci No1
    Gucci No3
    Gucci L'Arte di Gucci
    CK original Calvin Klein for Women
    Yves Rocher 8e Jour
    Catherine Deneuve Deneuve
    Hermès Rouge
    Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose
    Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady
    ELdO Rossy de Palma
    Ava Luxe Pivoine Rose
    JHAG Lady Vengeance
    Creed Fleurs de Bulgarie
    Faberge Babe
    Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica
    Molyneux Quartz
    Patou 1000
    Clinique Aromatics Elixir
    Fragonard Belle de Soleil
    Ralph Lauren Safari
    Cartier So Pretty


    ...that's 30, right?
    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

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    8e Jour is a great scent and so hard to find, like my Zibeline. I tend to hoard and not use these hard to find gems, but included Z as is my idea of perfect. We seem to share a lot of houses.

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    Default Re: your perfect fragrance collection :)

    thank you girls for taking time! i have not tried many from your list...

    and in 1 year time my list will probably look a bit different, i still did not make to the 30
    wheras your lists with more experience might stand the test of time better

    so nice to see Montana entered the list ...i was thinking of Lou Lou ....

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    Iivanita, I had the pleasure of visiting Croatia this summer while on a Danube cruise. What a lovely countryside I saw. We went to Osijek and also spent time with an agricultural entrepreneur.

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    Default Re: your perfect fragrance collection :)

    oh really? interesting!! becasue thats usually not the part where many tourists go , did you go to Kopacki rit maybe?

    if you ever come again i suggest one totaly different part: Plitivice....its beautiful lakes and waterfalls all in turquoise colours like this :


    hehe its not the best angle but i could not fix it.....

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    1 Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanilla
    2 Diptyque Eau Duelle
    3 Ormonde Jayne Tolu
    4 Serge Lutens Chergui
    5 Miller et Bertaux A Quiet Morning
    6 Roger & Gallet Blue Carnation
    7 Anne Klein (I)
    8 Madeleine de Madeleine
    9 Fresh Sake
    10 Love Cosmetics Khaki
    11 L'Artisan Premier Figuier
    12 L'Artisan Safran Troublant
    13 Parfums de Nicolai Vanille Tonka
    14 Miller et Bertaux Green, Green, Green and Green
    15 Ineke Hothouse Flower
    16 Keiko Mecheri Bois de Santal
    17 Keiko Mecheri Ume
    18 MDCI Peche Cardinale
    19 Tokyomilk Tainted Love
    20 Ormonde Jayne Ormonde Woman
    21 Faberge Babe
    22 Lancome Cuir
    23 Diptyque Tam Dao
    24 Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Pomander
    25 Origins Ginger Essence
    26 L'Artisan Mechant Loup
    for my last four, things I haven't tried yet but will probably crave:
    27 & 28 CB I Hate Perfume Fir tree and North Atlantic
    29 Christian Dior Granville
    30 Indult Tihota

    My son would say, "Treat Yo Self!"

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    We were limited to areas near the Danube. The pictures are beautiful.

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    Tough choice. Let's see, in no particular order:

    1. Bandit
    2. vintage Diorissimo parfum
    3. vintage Schiaparelli Shocking parfum
    4. vintage Joy parfum
    5. Sarrasins
    6. ELDO Rien
    7. Muscs Koublai Khan
    8. Paco Rabanne Metal
    9. Paco Rabanne Calandre
    10. vintage Tabu parfum
    11. vintage Coty Chypre
    12. vintage My Sin parfum
    13. Amouage Gold Man
    14. Tabu vintage
    15. Chanel Eau de Cologne

    Interesting you compare Sacrebleu to Fracas. I just smelled it last month, and to my nose the comparison is more a lighter powdery heliotrope like Heure Bleue, but with sassy notes - I agree with you in the direction of Fracas. But to me it is not up to either one - I vastly prefer vintage Heure Bleue, which, of course, should have been in my list. Cuir de Russie barnyard?

    cacio

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    Default Re: your perfect fragrance collection :)

    I can't quite imagine whittling down my wardrobe to 30, seeing as I buy FB's carefully and after giving it a lot of thought. The only scents I can do away with are Montale's Black Aoud and Aoud Red Flowers, Lutens's Tubereuse Criminelle and Ralph Lauren's Romance.

    That said, there are some scents which I absolutely can't wear during certain seasons. They come an almighty cropper on my skin. For instance, wearing Fumerie Turque or Musc Ravageur on a hot 25ºC day is a recipe for disaster. Likewise, some scents are so thin that they just dissipate into nothingness during the nippier days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cacio View Post
    Tough choice. Let's see, in no particular order:

    1. Bandit
    2. vintage Diorissimo parfum
    3. vintage Schiaparelli Shocking parfum
    4. vintage Joy parfum
    5. Sarrasins
    6. ELDO Rien
    7. Muscs Koublai Khan
    8. Paco Rabanne Metal
    9. Paco Rabanne Calandre
    10. vintage Tabu parfum
    11. vintage Coty Chypre
    12. vintage My Sin parfum
    13. Amouage Gold Man
    14. Tabu vintage
    15. Chanel Eau de Cologne

    Interesting you compare Sacrebleu to Fracas. I just smelled it last month, and to my nose the comparison is more a lighter powdery heliotrope like Heure Bleue, but with sassy notes - I agree with you in the direction of Fracas. But to me it is not up to either one - I vastly prefer vintage Heure Bleue, which, of course, should have been in my list. Cuir de Russie barnyard?

    cacio
    hehe yes....i would not say Fracas and Sacrebleu are simmilar in notes...not at all...but that sweety exotic feminine thing i liked in fracas-tuberose- is more wearable for me in Sacrebleu, that composition is so uniquely done, that i could not compare it to any other perfume i have tried, it amazes me and i can wear it wherever i go, feeling confident...Fracas is the league on its own...its just the matter of my taste

    Sarrasins should have made on my list too becasue i was eophoric when i tested it 1st time! but vintage Joy perfume is in competition, must try that bois de violette then i will make final decision...

    Bandit i found very interesting when i first smelled it, in the drydwon was so gorgeous, but i was new into fragrances and realized i could not pull it through...maybe now i could
    L heure bleue is warmer and drier desert then Tauers dessert Maroccan ...i would like to include it but was trying to be more realistic , dont want to be hooked on vintage stuff where ebay is my only resource, its so not for me so far Shalimar is still my unfullfiled wish

    Yes cuir de russie is like barnyard at the first sniff....still hehe...its bitter, then too much iris i am thinking vintage stuff was more like buttery less dry...but cant know, so for me its bit mechanical we share Chanels Eau de cologne its so so nice!!! my summer wish!

    have not tried diorissimo vintage....but the new one is so fresh , spring , green....for that purpose i chose from PdN Le temps d un fete....my goal would be then...when i make my perfect collection to use it up full

    @whimsicaldiva......i agree , some scent just cant be worn on hot days and some are pale on cold days....thats the truth...would be probably on average that i would wear cologne more often during summer days and Onda perfume or Homage, or Gold for woman during cold days....i have tried the last one on a warm day,it was so suffocating
    ....the ones i bought during winter i like more in the winter! ...i did not buy Le temps d un fete, because tested it on a hot day....it doesnt work well then

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    It's quite difficult for me to walk past a list Thread . . . and this is more interesting than the usual Top 5 or 10

    In the order they come to me:

    01. Patou Pour Homme
    02. Tiffany for Men
    03. Santal Noble (MPG)
    04. Balsamo della Mecca(Dominique Dubrana)
    05. Granville(Dior)
    06. L'Heure Fougueuse(Cartier)
    07. New York (Nicolai)
    08. Ubar (Amouage)
    09. Gold Men (Amouage)
    10. Homage Attar (Amouage)
    11. Vetiver Tonka (Hermes)
    12. L'Heure Bleue (Guerlain)
    13. Shalimar (Guerlain)
    14. Apres l'Ondée (Guerlain)
    15. Sous le Vent (Guerlain)
    16. Eau de Guerlain
    17. L'Ames d'un Heros (Guerlain)
    18. Myrrhe et Délires (Guerlain)
    19. Une Fleur de Cassie (EDP Frederic Malle)
    20. L'Eau d'Hiver (EDP Frederic Malle)
    21. Tonka Imperiale (Guerlain)
    22. Derby (Guerlain)
    23. Mitsouko (Guerlain)
    24. Onda (Vero Kern)
    25. Bois des Iles Extrait (Chanel)
    26. Coromandel (Chanel)
    27. Sandalo Inspiritu Extrait (DSH)
    28. L'Air du Desert Marocain (Andy Tauer)
    29. Pour Un Homme (Caron)
    30. Arabie (Serge Lutens)

    Of course this will change tomorrow
    Last edited by mr. reasonable; 10th December 2012 at 08:17 AM.

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    No particular order, but I had to leave out some I don't want to go without. It's good these lists are fantasy -

    1. Montale Black Aoud
    2. SL Tubereuse Criminelle
    3. Heely Sel Marin
    4. Nasomatto Narcotic Venus
    5. SL Rose de Nuit
    6. Le Labo Musc 25
    7. Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    8. Nanadebary Green
    9. L'Artisan Nuit de Tubereuse
    10. Susanne Lang Vanilla Coconut
    11. Frederic Malle Musc Ravageur
    12. Diptyque Opone
    13. Guerlain Djedi
    14. Les Nez Let Me Play the Lion
    15. Love's Soft Earthy Musk
    16. Guerlain Apres L'Ondee
    17. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
    18. L'Artisan Mimosa Pour Moi
    19. Serge Lutens Bois de Violette
    20. Agent Provocateur
    21. Hermes Doblis
    22. Guerlain Jicky
    23. Jean Nate (vintage)
    24. AbdesSalaam Muschio de Quercia
    25. L'Or de Torrente
    26. Chanel No. 19
    27. Popy Moreni
    28. Fendi (vintage)
    29. Mitsouko (extrait only)
    30. Chanel Rue de Cambon

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    1. Cacharel - Eden
    2. Versace - Crystal noir
    3. Nasomatto - Nuda
    4. R. Piguet - Fracas
    5. Amouage - Honour Woman
    6. Jil Sander - Sun
    7. T. Mugler - Alien
    8. Nasomatto - Narcotic Venus
    9. BVL - Jasmin Noir
    10. Etat Libre d Orange - Jasmine et Cigarettes
    11. Kenzo - Jungle L elefant
    12. Kenzo - Fower by Kenzo
    13. Chanel - Madmoiselle
    14. Chanel- Allure edp
    15. Dior - Poison Tendre
    16. Dior - Pure poison
    17. Tauer parfumes L air du desert Marocainmarokanac
    18. Cacharel - LouLou
    19. JPG 2
    20. Shiseido - Zen edp
    21. I. Miyake - L eau d Issey
    22. Dior - Addict
    23. Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka
    24. Givenchy - Pi
    25. Givenchy - Very irresitible
    26. Cartier - Baiser Vole
    27. Montale - White aoud
    28. Clinique - Aromatics elixir
    29. Gievenchy - Organza
    30. Guerlain - L instant Magic

    That is my list...some of them I dont Have, some of them I couldnt use (like Aromatic elixir) cause thay smell bad on me, but I"d like to have them
    Last edited by sandrin; 19th December 2012 at 12:31 PM.
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    Interesting lists, I haven't tried a lot of those mentioned yet, so lots more sniffing to do. Here's my current fave list in no particular order.
    1. Knowing - Estee Lauder
    2. Noir Divin - Stendhal
    3. Ambre Gris - Balmain
    4. Yvresse/Champagne - YSL
    5. Burberry Classic - Burberry
    6. Pirate's Gold - Hove
    7. Rue Royale - Hove
    8. Coco - Chanel
    9. No. 19 Poudre - Chanel
    10. Mitsouko - Guerlain
    11. Shalimar - Guerlain
    12. Dune - Dior
    13. My Sin
    14. Demi Jour
    15. Bal a Versailles - Jean Desprez
    16. Tea Rose -Taylor's of London
    17. Racquets - Penhaligons
    18. Chinatown - Bond No. 9
    19. Tabu
    20. Omnia Crystalline - Bvlgari
    21. Velvet Hour -Kate Moss
    22. Fendi
    23. Hypnotic Poison - Dior
    24. Miss Dior - Dior
    25. "1000" - Jean Patou
    26. Baryshnikov - Mikhail Baryshnikov
    27. Obsession
    28. Lady Million - Paco Rabanne
    29. Eternity Aqua for Women - Calvin Klein
    30. Belladogia -Caron
    Last edited by heavenscent1; 19th December 2012 at 11:07 AM.

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    I will take E.'s list, chop it in half to have 18 and what do I get? Almost exactly what's listed in My Wardrobe with some variations/substitutes!
    30 is too many.

    Flathorn, so nice to see you posting again! Wheels or skies on your chopper these days?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    I will take E.'s list, chop it in half to have 18 and what do I get? Almost exactly what's listed in My Wardrobe with some variations/substitutes!
    Well, even with a few substitutions this is flattering. You honor me, Wolfie - Thank you!


    Quote Originally Posted by Twolf View Post
    30 is too many.
    We'll just have to agree to disagree about this one.
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    mine!
    "...... The idea had been growing in my brain for some time: TRUE force. All the king's men cannot put it back together again....."

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    Hi Twolf -

    How nice you remember the plane - it gives you a wing wave!

    It would be nice to be a more consistent presence on this forum - it's so good, the best one imo, but my internet is in and out. Besides, if I'm around too long, my wish list goes crazy - so many lemmings, so many beautiful descriptions. It's such fun, but a true passion.

    To redeem this post - I have one other fragrance I would need to wear from time to time, if I could have access to it. On day 31, I'd wear vintage Caron Narcisse Noir. My mother wore this for special occasions - it was a serious fragrance with serious smolder.

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    Oh yeah, this is a beauty. A rare one at that, too!

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    I like my own current rotations: N'Aimez que Moi; Parfum Sacre; Ta'if; Youth Dew; Paris; La Rose de Rosine; Or et Noir; Samsara; Sa Majeste La Rose.

    Yes, heavy on the roses and the Carons, but that's what I like and wear most.

    But if I were rich I'd add these vintages: First; Mitsouko; L'Heure Bleue; Mille.

    If only.

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    I don't know if I mentioned it before, but talking of Fracas, the vintage pure parfum is a revelation. Such subtlety, such complexity and depth. It doesn't scream pure tuberose, but speaks of tuberose as part of a blend of many white flowers. It has a subtlety that is more in keeping with the 1940s when it was conceived. Anyone who is a fan of the modern, do try to get hold of a quality vintage pure parfum. It's an experience

    From what I have experienced of the reformulations/reorchestrations of the Piguets, the moderns are only a slight nod to the classics of the past. If you don't believe me just compare the modern Baghari with its vintage equivalent - yes they have orange blossom in common, but to my mind, little else.

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    For me:

    Annick Goutal - Songes (need full bottle, stat!)
    Guerlain - vintage Shalimar edc
    vintage Vol de Nuit
    first edition Shalimar Light
    Lanvin - Arpege (vintage Eau de Lanvin)
    Caron - vintage Tabac Blond extrait
    Vintage Nuit de Noel
    PdN - Sacrebleu
    SSS - Tabac Aurea
    Winter Woods
    Nostalgie
    Champagne de Bois
    Knize - Ten
    Patou - Joy
    1000
    Desprez - Bal A Versailles
    Donna Karan - Black Cashmere
    Lancome - Magie Noire
    Balenciaga - Michelle
    Amouage - Epic Man

    And that's all I can think of right now.

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    O.K here goes:

    Visa
    Theorema (Fendi) - nothing else comes close.
    Shalimar Ode a la Vanille
    Cristobal (Balanciaga)
    Ivoire (Balmain)
    Mitsouko
    Rive Gauche (YSL)
    Loulou (Cacharel)
    Roma (Laura Biagiotti)
    Bulgari Omnia - my "go to " scent.
    Mauboussin
    Angel
    Cuir Beluga (Guerlain)
    Diorissimo (Dior) - my Mum's favourite flower.
    Fleur de The Rose Bulgare
    L'Infante (Divine)
    l'Heure Bleu
    Apres l'Ondee
    Le Parfum de Therese (Frederic Malle)
    Iris Poudre (Malle)
    Molinard Vanille
    Fleur d'Oranger (Serge Lutens)
    Feminite du Bois (Shiseido) - because it made me realise perfume was an art form.
    Eau Sauvage (Dior) - for the memories.
    Eau Noire (Dior)
    Havoc (Mary Quant) -simply for the nostalgia!
    Sienne L'Hiver - because it takes me on an olfactory journey.
    Jicky
    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    Fracas
    Chanel N5
    Sa Majeste la Rose
    1000
    Joy
    Carnal Flower
    Shalimar
    Fleur de Rocaille
    Champs Elysees
    Paris
    A la Nuit
    Coco
    Coco Noir
    Pure Poison

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