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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Zilpha View Post
    I felt more comfortable with Penhaligon's Castile and got a decant of that. The drydown is very soapy but that is not a negative for me. It was very long lasting.
    I tried this the other day, and I'm going to buy this for summer this year. This is going to be my neroli fix.

    Quote Originally Posted by Zilpha View Post
    I have to wonder sometimes if I'm getting a good sample when I get some weak sauce especially if it's a fairly new scent.

    Unfortunately since I live in New York State I can't buy Chanel or Guerlain samples from decanters so I am going to blind buy some Guerlain fbs.
    I don't know what you mean by 'sample' (those 1 ml vials?), but I've found it's impossible to decide on something unless I go through at least 2-3 ml of it (unless it is something terribly bad or terribly good).

    I feel your pain. Which Guerlains are you thinking of? I think we drastically need a current versions Guerlain sample pass.

    Before you blind buy, have you considered posting a thread in the "Wanted" section? There could be members looking to sell samples/decants for reasonable prices.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

    Thanks for asking.

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post


    I don't know what you mean by 'sample' (those 1 ml vials?)

    Yes



    , but I've found it's impossible to decide on something unless I go through at least 2-3 ml of it (unless it is something terribly bad or terribly good).

    I can usually make up my mind in one or two wearings. If it doesn't wow me at the outset it probably won't wow me later. If I dislike it at the outset I will usually dislike it later plus I will have more of it unused on my hands. I'm a simple gal. I don't care much about "complicated". And I'm too old to care much about evolving in my taste now.


    I feel your pain. Which Guerlains are you thinking of? I think we drastically need a current versions Guerlain sample pass.

    I am not actually interested in the old classics much. Something about the guerlinade bothered me. I have ordered (a hopefully older version of) Insolence and want to get Nahema.

    Before you blind buy, have you considered posting a thread in the "Wanted" section? There could be members looking to sell samples/decants for reasonable prices. I have. I am pretty neurotic about using e-bay or paypal. I can't bring myself to do it. I prefer to work with professionals and use my card, especially if there is a complaint involved.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

    Thank you, CuddleCat!

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    Thank you, and thanks for sharing the photo of flowers, I loved it. Have you tried Gabrielle (the new Chanel from 2019)? I thought it to be very underwhelming.
    I have a couple of samples of Gabrielle. It's not really very "me" but the hubs likes it on me. I like it more than "very underwhelming"; if I wore this style of scent more often, I'd probably find it bottle-worthy. I just have tuberose scents I enjoy more already in my collection. Gabrielle was more interesting in concept than the new Chance flanker; Chanel really had nothing like it. I can see the point of Gabrielle, at least.

    Guerlain things I'm currently curious about- a Parisienne, Baiser de Russie. And since I get along best with the mainstream line womens classics, a general take on current formulations would be welcomed. I haven't visited a boutique since 2012 so haven't had a good run through in quite some time. Have bought a few since then but even those are becoming not-so-current by now. Loving your idea for a sample pass, freewheeling!

    I'm starting the April Fizz sync early, No. 5 Eau Premiere for bed. Oh, and Castile is gorgeous!
    Currently wearing: No. 5 by Chanel

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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by Trilby Lark View Post
    Freewheeling Vagabond, I’m more interested in your books than your cologne. I read Bukowski’s Post Office fairly recently. His poetry is really good too.

    I’m wearing Tauerville Fruitchouli Flash. At first, I thought the name was silly but I sure love this scent!

    Have a good day.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by CapriDog View Post
    I like Cuir Ylang. The scent opens with aldehyde, leather and ylang. The aldehyde is a bit too much for my taste but luckily it does not last long (less than an hour or so). The opening is not smooth but feels dusty/ rugged. The leather and ylang last for a couple (few) hours then smooth incense emerges together with some other floral (not sure what kind but not ylang). At this stage, it’s smooth, almost buttery with a touch of sweetness. That’s all I can pick up - leather, ylang, and incense.

    How did you like Neroli and Vetiver?
    In short I'm not a neroli person at all so it's a non-starter for me. Vetiver wasn't too bad although I wasn't impressed either. It's a solid vetiver scent which fulfills the basics of your typical dry green vetiver. I'm definitely in the minority on this one as most other individuals generally liked it. There's better vetiver scents out there like Chanel Sycomore EDT, Guerlain Vetiver, Dior Vetiver, and earlier bottles of Frederic Malle Extraordinaire. These I would reach for over Elie Saab's Vetiver.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumedLady View Post
    Thank you, CuddleCat!


    I have a couple of samples of Gabrielle. It's not really very "me" but the hubs likes it on me. I like it more than "very underwhelming"; if I wore this style of scent more often, I'd probably find it bottle-worthy. I just have tuberose scents I enjoy more already in my collection. Gabrielle was more interesting in concept than the new Chance flanker; Chanel really had nothing like it. I can see the point of Gabrielle, at least.

    Guerlain things I'm currently curious about- a Parisienne, Baiser de Russie. And since I get along best with the mainstream line womens classics, a general take on current formulations would be welcomed. I haven't visited a boutique since 2012 so haven't had a good run through in quite some time. Have bought a few since then but even those are becoming not-so-current by now. Loving your idea for a sample pass, freewheeling!

    I'm starting the April Fizz sync early, No. 5 Eau Premiere for bed. Oh, and Castile is gorgeous!
    Darn I was convinced that you may pull off Doe In the Snow. I'm thinking of the usual suspects that tend to reach for it hehe.

    Have you tried 1957? That's also a 2019 release.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    I tried this the other day, and I'm going to buy this for summer this year. This is going to be my neroli fix.



    I don't know what you mean by 'sample' (those 1 ml vials?), but I've found it's impossible to decide on something unless I go through at least 2-3 ml of it (unless it is something terribly bad or terribly good).

    I feel your pain. Which Guerlains are you thinking of? I think we drastically need a current versions Guerlain sample pass.

    Before you blind buy, have you considered posting a thread in the "Wanted" section? There could be members looking to sell samples/decants for reasonable prices.
    Not a bad idea for a pass. Have we had a Guerlain pass before? I was thinking a comparison as well between the different versions and concentrations released throughout the decades: from the yesteryears to the present. Shalimar, Mitsouko, Vol de Nut, L'Heure Bleue, Jicky, Sous Le Vent, Vega, Nahema, Samsara, Chamade... list can go on and on.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    SOTD

    How do you like R de Capucci? Never tried this one before.
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    Quote Originally Posted by N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer View Post
    Darn I was convinced that you may pull off Doe In the Snow. I'm thinking of the usual suspects that tend to reach for it hehe.

    Have you tried 1957? That's also a 2019 release.
    Tried and bought 1957 (but it was actually released November 2018). To me, this is the most exciting Chanel release since Boy and No.5 L'Eau. And it is to floral woody musks as Boy was to lavender fougeres. I intend to post more on it in the GFD 1957 thread one of these days. I have indeed been getting my Chanel thrills.

    Doe was a contender but this week's sync is one for which I'm over-prepared! Love aldehydes, most of all in the form of No. 5, so I want to get plenty of that in. I also have a decant of a little limited distribution aldehyde that needs finishing, lest it go to waste. I'm going to run out of time and skin so I'll save Doe in the Snow for another time. I've noticed Doe tends to fit more than one sync a year, probably because it's just so wonderful and versatile and perfect!

    Good night, all!
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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumedLady View Post
    Tried and bought 1957 (but it was actually released November 2018). To me, this is the most exciting Chanel release since Boy and No.5 L'Eau. And it is to floral woody musks as Boy was to lavender fougeres. I intend to post more on it in the GFD 1957 thread one of these days. I have indeed been getting my Chanel thrills.

    Doe was a contender but this week's sync is one for which I'm over-prepared! Love aldehydes, most of all in the form of No. 5, so I want to get plenty of that in. I also have a decant of a little limited distribution aldehyde that needs finishing, lest it go to waste. I'm going to run out of time and skin so I'll save Doe in the Snow for another time. I've noticed Doe tends to fit more than one sync a year, probably because it's just so wonderful and versatile and perfect!

    Good night, all!
    Shoot! I read mid-March 2019 from Fragrantica... auto pilot reading and assumption. No 5 L'Eau did stand out to me, Eau Premiere as well.

    I bet someone else will join CuddleCat for a wear... the suspect list is lengthy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    I’m wearing Anima Dulcis.

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    A new Montreal Guerlain counter (hope we get a report!)
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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

    Duplicate, sorry
    ​"It was foolish of her not to have bought a larger bottle."

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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

    Quote Originally Posted by foxbins View Post
    Grape hyacinths are the first spring flowers in my yard. I didn't plant them, they came with the house, but I so like seeing them pop up.
    Same here! Mine have been blooming for a few weeks now, closely followed by the primroses & bluebells.
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    Default Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th April, 2019

    Wearing my own Piña Extrait today. It's really gloomy out today...I am really yearning for dry and sunny summer days.




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