Code of Conduct
Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 30 of 39
o
  1. #1

    Cool I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I'm getting a bottle of Elie Saab Cuir Patchouli. Ive never actually smelled it, but as long as the patchouli is noticeable I'm down. Ive been OCD about all the Essence line that I've ignored for too long. I'm up to my 4th bottle now, I just love them.

    I always have a hard time figuring out what to buy the bf...plus his bday is right before Xmas. I got him tickets to Cats (the play, not the movie). I'd rather wash dishes than see a musical, but it's the only thing I could think of.

    Anyone care to share their wishes/plans/whatever?

  2. #2
    Dependent Danny Mitchell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    3,857

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I don't ask for cologne for the holidays. Everyone I know is too cheap to spend anything on it, lol. Oh well. I'm getting my kids cologne for Christmas. Something decent and also a cheapie as a stocking stuffer.
    "Ducks eat for free at Subway."
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

  3. #3

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    Might revisit, even if not necessarily ready to yet receive as gift nor to get one by myself-the limited edition unisex fragrances by l'Occitane, among others

  4. #4
    Basenotes Plus

    Cook.bot's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    East of Eden
    Posts
    5,963

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I'd like to ask for a bottle of original EDT formula Chanel Sycomore -- but I don't think anybody I know loves me that much.

  5. #5
    Super Member ctboom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    NYC & NJ
    Posts
    447

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I don't know what everyone's asking for, we tend to treat gifts as surprises and as a creative venue in our family, but I'm getting my young daughter an iPad so that she stops using mine, a lot of vintage German marbles, a vintage set of Bausch and Lomb magnifying glasses that we can strip and restain together (real glass, no plastic or acrylic parts), lots of fingerless gloves (she's into them for some reason), a few miniatures incl. Coco and Terrassa a St. Germain - I still don't let her spray), other things I can't think of right now, and my wife some boxing gloves, a set of tickets to Slava's Snow Show on B'Way, etc. I think I did pretty good, all things considered, it's been fun already. Oh, and I got myself Dark Musk attar from Phoenicia Perfumes.

  6. #6

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I mostly dont ask for much for Christmas, id rather people get me what they think i would like or better yet make me something. I love homemade gifts and cards. The exception to that is socks. I love crazy socks so i always ask for that from in laws and family by marriage that insist on getting me something even though i tell them not to. My wife also always makes me tell her something i really want, so this year i asked for a fly fishing rod. its my latest obsession even though ive never actually done it.

    Edit - i guess i was supposed to respond referring to fragrances only, my bad. I will be asking for nothing fragrance related.
    Last edited by avo1811; 6th December 2019 at 03:50 PM.
    Currently wearing: Tiger's Nest by Memo

  7. #7

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I'm aksing myself for xmas:

    Oud Isphahan - Dior (This is probably the one im going to get)
    Noir Anthracite - Tom Ford
    Oud de Burgas - Santi Burgas (Damn why is this so expensive)
    Ajar - Jardins d'Ecrivains (This is the easier choice since its only 60 euro but awesome)

  8. #8
    Moderator

    cazaubon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    Montréal and San Diego
    Posts
    6,048

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I got myself a bottle of SL Borneo and a bottle of Dior Fahrenheit Parfum for husband. We don’t really exchange holiday gifts, it’s his birthday on the 26th, and it’s more a case of one for me, one for you. :-)

  9. #9

    teardrop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    The south of England
    Posts
    17,295
    Blog Entries
    3

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    Perfume-wise, l decided not to ask for anything this year as l already have too much. The same goes for body products; l have a tendency to stockpile them.

    Among other things, l have bought Mr teardrop a new bottle of his favourite Eternity this year, as he's running out.
    "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.

  10. #10
    Super Member ctboom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2016
    Location
    NYC & NJ
    Posts
    447

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    The reissue?, I'm very interested in what people are thinking about that one.

    Quote Originally Posted by cazaubon View Post
    I got myself a bottle of SL Borneo

  11. #11
    Dependent Francolino's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    South of No North
    Posts
    7,273

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I don't ask for scents since i get what I'm in the mood for..!

  12. #12
    Basenotes Institution rynegne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    15,741

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I bought myself a second bottle of Sova as a backup for Christmas...just a few moments ago from a fellow basenoter. I did buy my wife Tom Ford Vanille Fatale as well but I didn't know it was a tester so I just gave it to her as a "just because" gift yesterday.
    MadHat Scents

    Under the Shade of Santal - (A dark, woody-spicy fragrance devoted to sandalwood, specifically santal album.)

    Tears of Boswellia - (Incense & Woods with 4-year old Boswellia Tear Tincture.)

  13. #13

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    It's resfreshing to hear how relaxed and humble everyone is about their gift giving and receiving. I find without providing an exact link to what I want, and asking for one in return, things turn a bit sour.

    I'd frankly prefer to just skip over most of the holiday nonsense, but it's family, so what are you gonna do?

  14. #14
    Basenotes Institution
    sjg3839's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Posts
    43,632

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    Going to visit family
    <div class="bnsotd"><b>Currently wearing:</b> <a href="ID26148387.html"><img src="http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/33/26148387-7393.jpg"> Carven L'Eau Intense by Carven</a></div>

  15. #15
    Dependent Danny Mitchell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2019
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    3,857

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    We should do a basenotes secret Santa.
    "Ducks eat for free at Subway."
    Currently wearing: Green Irish Tweed by Creed

  16. #16
    hednic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Reside in McLean, Va., Manhattan NYC, Manuel Antonio Costa Rica & Búzios Brasil
    Posts
    302,283

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    Fragrance wise - I don't ask for anything, and fortunate and blessed that I already have everything I need to be happy.
    Remember that while it is perfectly acceptable to criticize the content of a post - criticizing the poster is not.
    Mean spirited, nasty, snide, sarcastic, hateful, and rude individuals on Basenotes don't warrant or deserve my or other Basenoters' acknowledgement or respect.

  17. #17

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Fragrance wise - I don't ask for anything, and fortunate and blessed that I already have everything I need to be happy.
    Everyone's worst nightmare - buying hednic anyting.

  18. #18

    Oviatt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Los Angeles and New York City
    Posts
    5,050

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I asked for a St. John's Bay rum candle. At a price point that makes it easy for my children to give. We'll see if I actually get one......
    Candle_Box-Optimized-For-Web_700x.jpg
    Very clearly a case for corn flakes and classics

  19. #19

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I ask everyone in my life to please refrain from buying me anything as I do entirely too damn much of that for myself the other 364 days of the year.

  20. #20
    Freed from BN Institution

    N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    CA
    Posts
    43,856

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    If asking for anything perhaps to take off a few unwanted/unenjoyed bottles from my existing collection.
    Follow Upcoming Sync Fridays HERE:http://www.basenotes.net/threads/459...d-Fridays-2019

    Fragrance Reviews:http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancereviews/13373062

    Interested in Learning about Discontinued/Vaulted Creeds? Join Basenotes' Creed Group: http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=35

  21. #21
    Basenotes Institution freewheelingvagabond's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Toronto, ON
    Posts
    21,536

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dane View Post
    I'm getting a bottle of Elie Saab Cuir Patchouli. Ive never actually smelled it, but as long as the patchouli is noticeable I'm down. Ive been OCD about all the Essence line that I've ignored for too long. I'm up to my 4th bottle now, I just love them.

    I always have a hard time figuring out what to buy the bf...plus his bday is right before Xmas. I got him tickets to Cats (the play, not the movie). I'd rather wash dishes than see a musical, but it's the only thing I could think of.

    Anyone care to share their wishes/plans/whatever?
    You can get him stuff you love to death, Bleu de Chanel or Sauvage.

  22. #22
    Basenotes Plus
    PStoller's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2019
    Location
    SoCal
    Posts
    1,665

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I wouldn't be ungracious if anyone sent me vintage Derby or Patou pour Homme. That said, the money is better spent going to charity, which is what I ask people to do if they feel compelled to give me a gift.
    Currently wearing: Antaeus by Chanel

  23. #23
    a quarter million, tops
    notspendingamillion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2018
    Location
    Middleof, Nowhere
    Posts
    1,959

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    edit: fragrance related. I do not plan to ask for a fragrance. That is all.
    Last edited by notspendingamillion; 6th December 2019 at 01:36 PM. Reason: fragrance related
    It’s tragic to think that heroic man’s great destiny is to become economic man, that men will be reduced to craven creatures who crawl across the globe competing for money, who spend their nights dreaming up new ways to swindle each other.

  24. #24
    Super Member morning light's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    California
    Posts
    202

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    No perfume, just a beautiful Gucci ring in sterling silver :') --my friends and family don't get me anything, which is how I prefer it. I prefer to give gifts on birthdays!!

    Omg I'd rather wash dishes than watch a musical as well! They're just not for me
    (^‿^)

  25. #25
    Dependent jkonick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2019
    Location
    Seattle
    Posts
    1,042

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I'll be getting a 6.7 oz bottle of TdH Parfum; technically my parents are "giving it to me" but I bought it and wrapped it myself, so I'm not sure how much that really counts
    "To 'give style' to one's character-- a great and rare art!" - Nietzsche

    "I got my own style; you put my shoes on, you wouldn't last a mile" - Mac Dre

  26. #26
    Moderator
    rum's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    UK / Île de chypre
    Posts
    13,474

    Exclamation Moderator Message

    Once the thread title is perfectly legitimate and refers to fragrance, the thread is not an excuse to talk about other topics. This is a fragrance forum so let's stick to that. Thank you.

  27. #27
    Basenotes Junkie
    Join Date
    Jan 2019
    Location
    Stockholm
    Posts
    764

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    I bought a few bottles of my most loved fragrances during Black Friday sales and I bought a few travel size bottles for my female friend that will fly over to stay with me for Christmas. Was thinking about gifting scented candles to my friends, but I am not sure yet - none of them wears fragrances, so that might be a big miss.

  28. #28

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    Quote Originally Posted by freewheelingvagabond View Post
    You can get him stuff you love to death, Bleu de Chanel or Sauvage.
    But I already have sooooo much of it.

  29. #29
    Dependent OctaVariuM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
    Coastal Massachusetts
    Posts
    2,251

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    By now my parents know I'm really involved in fragrances, so instead of trying to guess what I'd like, they just let me order what I want within a specific budget. So this year I'm getting:

    Pardon by Nasomatto
    Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens
    Labdanum 18 by Le Labo (50mL)

    All for a stupidly affordable price that is honestly pretty unbelievable. I'm excited!
    Currently wearing: Noir de Noir by Tom Ford

  30. #30

    Default Re: I'm bored - what's everyone asking for for xmas/holidays?

    More or less have everything I want, but i've been meaning to have add an official atomizer of Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Oud Extrait to my collection. So might treat myself to that.
    Don't stank.




Similar Threads

  1. How often do you get bored with a scent?
    By DustB in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 42
    Last Post: 24th December 2010, 06:38 PM
  2. Getting Bored, Need Something New For Spring
    By Joe_Frances in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 19th April 2008, 10:34 AM
  3. bored...
    By itsthepens in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 16th September 2007, 12:34 PM
  4. Bored?
    By Peace in forum Male Fragrance Discussion
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 11th July 2006, 07:54 AM
  5. Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays from me
    By anak in forum Ancient Stuff
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 25th December 2003, 12:30 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