Probably Gengis Khan.
If you had to think and say what perfumes were really about you. The ones you really, really identify with as your own. Ones that others might say were your signatures. The ones that speak to you.
I do not mean any that you try, even if you really love them. I mean the ones you would grab with no hesitation and your friends would know it had been you in the room after you'd gone. The ones you would have a real need to go and get more if you ran out, or maybe you already back up madly with them so that you never run out for the foreseeable future.
Your real personal wearers if all other perfumes weren't there as a distraction. Your own real identity in smell form.
What might they be?
Mine would be these
Armani by Armani
Ivoire by Balmain
Yendi by Capucci
and more recently but less so than those above
Diorling by Dior (reformulated and vintage)
Probably Gengis Khan.
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The new Amouage stuff is getting there as we are still in the honeymoon phase as well as Oud Wood.
"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."..
Tuscan Leather / Tobacco Oud
Gucci pour Homme I / CdG 2MAN
CURRENTLY ACTIVE SPLITS:
TOM FORD Private Blend: Bois Marocain Reserve 2016 / Ombré Leather 16 / Vert d'Encens / Vert De Fleur
Comme des Garcons: Wonderoud ..... Amouage: Myths Man / Beloved Man / Interlude Man
Frapin: Passion Boisée ..... Valentino: Uomo Intense ..... Gerlain: Habit Rouge Dress Code
Le Labo: Thé Noir 29 / Poivre 23 ..... Christian Dior La Collection Privée: Vetiver / Oud Ispahan / Gris Montaigne
Maison Francis Kurkdjian: APOM pour homme / Cologne Pour Le Soir / Lumière Noire Pour Homme / Amyris Homme / OUD Satin Mood
Roja Dove: Amber Aoud Crystal Parfum / Aoud Crystal Parfum / Scandal Pour Homme EdP / Danger Pour Homme Parfum
Creed Les Royales Exclusives: Jardin d'Amalfi / Royal Mayfair / Spice and Wood / Pure White Cologne
This one used to personified me... Fahrenheit "1988-2000 vintage " hard to come by although newer formulations still have the skeletal structure just not made of stone or concrete but Sheetrock now a days like everything else ....
hence, Aventus , MI and even GV are vying for that spot
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"Thank GOD for the nose, for without it we would not be enjoying these beautiful created Scents" also Remember "Balance is everything and the key to appreciating "
S.T. Dupont "Signature"
Salvador Dali "Laguna"
Guerlain "Habit Rouge"
But I guess I have very specific taste/love list anyway so whatever unusual - ppl would recognise it was ME, lol
I stopped going to local Sephora since 2005
Nasamotto Silver Musk
Le Labo 31
Monsieur de Givenchy
Most of them sharp scents, represent my inside
There are quite a few, hard to choose-
Caron- Tabac Blond, French Cancan
Coty- Chypre, Emeraude
Profumum- Rosae Mundi
Annick Goutal- Eau D'Hadrien
Serge Lutens- Bois Oriental
Ok, that's enough for now. I guess you could say I'm the 'perfume' lady.
I think it's nice to have an idea of scent profile that is really about each of us. It's as near to a signature scent that any of us can be with our many variances.
I'm a sort of dryish spicy lady.
Samsara & Alien.
l guess l'm a "big jasmine" type of gal!
"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.
Coco edp, always first and foremost
Guerlain Chamade, the first real perfume I ever had, which I received at the tender age of three.
K de Krizia
the original Calvin Klein for women
I usually consider myself a floral-chypre type o' lady, but I guess I don't have a specific scent profile - my signatures are all over the place!
It's not one of my signatures, but I like Yendi too, mumsy. You're the only other person around here I ever see mentioning it ...with the possible exception of Auntie knit, now that I think of it, but I'm convinced it was the olfactory inspiration for one of my childhood favorites, Fabergé Babe, which I still love. Are you familiar with it? Unfortunately, it's not any easier to find than Yendi is these days ...sigh.
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
Lubin- Nuit de Longchamp
I am a chypre/aldehyde person.
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Eau de Patou.
L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko,Une Fleur de Cassie, Chanel Cuir de Russie and No.5.
I generally like powdery scents. Mitsouko seems to be an exception,though.
Envy for men
Tom Ford for men (in warmer weather...Extreme in cooler)
Chanel pour Monsieur (NOT Concentree)
"We don't fail because we aim too high and miss, but because we aim too low and hit" - Les Brown
"When you're all alone, when no one is watching, and there's no one around to impress, that is who you are" - Greg Laurie
Dior Poison is me personified. I could live on Poison alone if I had too, I just love perfumes too much to stay faithful to my favorite.
Runners up would be:
Chanel No 5 & 19
Angel has been recently added to my all time favorites list; I was never a huge fan and had never really given it a proper chance wearing it, had only smelled it on paper, until my Husband came home saying he had found me a new perfume that was so me while he had taken the kids to the mall for the day, and I would love it, and it was Angel, I groaned a little bit inwards but since he had been so sweet to purchase me a new perfume as a gift I put it on, I am in complete love with it now and wonder how I went without it for so long.
I haven't discovered my scent persona yet.
The only one that fits this for me is Chanel Bois des Iles. It is me to a tee - and yes, I wear it in tee shirts also. It is warm and comfortable, formal enough, yet can go casual as I tend to be that. It is masculine woods, but with a feminine twist. I go to it when I need confidence and comfort, and I wear it when I forget why I wear perfume, because it reminds me, every time. It fits.....
Probably Yves Saint Laurent Pour Homme, it's the epitome of an early seventies cologne and it fits me to a T, but there are a few others I'm known for.
Fahrenheit. ( Original tri-colored box)
Santos de Cartier concentree.
And as of tomorow, Fahrenheit Absolute and Fahrenheit summer.
Also Kouros. (Original)
Green Irish Tweed
Current Top 10:
Creed Green Irish Tweed
Tom Ford Tobacco Oud
Creed Royal Oud
Armani Prive Myrrhe Imperiale
Amouage Jubilation XXV
Tom Ford Tuscan Leather
Tom Ford Amber Absolute
MDCI Invasion Barbare
Amouage Interlude Man
Tom Ford Plum Japonais
Caron Farnesiana is really me.
But I also adore
Sous le Vent
2 Man and Tam Dao.
Touched by his noodly appendage 😇
Lately, Ambre Extreme, too.
I used to wear many Chypres, but I got disappointed by reformulation.
People always associate me with patchouli and animalic musks, in general. I think it is the woodiness and the more challenging aspect of non-mainstream fragrance they are picking up on.
Paco Rabanne pour Homme (vintage)
Balenciaga pour Homme
Songe d'un Bois d'Ete
Eau de Guerlain (vintage)
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Murdock Black Tea.
Probably CdG 2 Man or my own NorOud which includes a variety of different notes that are of things that make me happy: hoppy beer and the scent of oud...light pines and delicious fruit.
Brineapple (Pineapple, Guava, Ylang Ylang, Marine Notes, Green Tea, Cade, Guaiacwood, Cedar Wood, Ozone) / Fur - (Vintage Musks, Woods, Leather) / Onsen Wood (Hinoki/Hiba/Cedar/Yuzu) / Winter XVI (Tree Saps, Extractions and Resins, Bois des Landes, Bourbon Vetiver, Spearmint, Frankincense & Myrrh) / L.O.M. Leather Oud Musk (Leather, Oud, Musk, Beeswax, Tobacco, Strawberry, Incense & Amber)
All of my leather florals!
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
Aventus or Bentley for Men Intense.