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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020

    Morning all!

    Clockwork, hope you feel better soon & that it's nothing nasty!

    As forecast, it's turned cooler & cloudy here, & we've just had a heavy rain shower. l'm draining my sample of...
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    Re: Tuberose Fruity? Woody Maybe?

    Perhaps Noix de Tubereuse by Miller Harris? lt's slightly fruity with a fig note, & has a rich, sweet honey/almond quality.

    And also maybe Tubereuse 3 L'Animale by Histoires de Parfums, which has...
  3. Re: A novice with renewed interest...Suggestions greatly appreciated!

    Just thought of another that you might enjoy: Tiptoeing Through Chambers of the Moon by Pilar & Lucy. Tuberose, amber & a buttery vanilla combine with ginger, cinnamon & incense to make a deliciously...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020

    Thanks, kewart & tdem! None of the shops l went in had fitting rooms open, which is frustrating when sizings vary so much, & l can understand now why so many people are only shopping online. l bought...
  5. Re: Is it ok to wear a fragrance just for yourself?

    But it's a great way to enforce social distancing! ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 22nd September, 2020

    Morning all, & congrats to CuddleCat on your milestone! :beer:

    24 Faubourg, hope you're ok.

    l'm off into town today to attempt some clothes shopping. A lot of my autumn wardrobe is stuff l've...
  7. Re: Rice note? What do you think? Any favorites including this note?

    This one is on my test list! :)
  8. Re: Is it ok to wear a fragrance just for yourself?

    Of course! lt's my primary reason for buying & wearing fragrance. Compliments are just a bonus. l agree with this, though:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st September, 2020

    tdem, your trip does indeed sound amazing!

    Wearing Suntanglam this evening, to keep the summer vibe going for as long as possible...
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    Re: The Quest for Fig

    Just thought of another one: Fleur de Figuier by Roger & Gallet. Despite the name, this is sweet & fruity rather than floral, with less of the crisp, leafy aspects of fig. Possibly too feminine for...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st September, 2020

    Welcome back kewart, glad you had a safe & pleasant journey! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st September, 2020

    Morning all!

    Planning a bit more housework this morning, before spending what's likely to be my last afternoon of the year on the sunlounger. Wearing Ensoleille Moi to mark the occasion.
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    Re: The Quest for Fig

    Philosykos is the most perfect rendition of fig that l've come across: cool, crisp yet milky all at once. l wear it a lot on hot & humid summer evenings.

    Others l've tried:

    Premier Figuier by...
  14. Re: A novice with renewed interest...Suggestions greatly appreciated!

    You're welcome! l did check your wardrobe before posting, but it's not listed there.

    Do report back on your findings! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th September, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    Jon, the weatherman said the other night that we'll be saying goodbye to summer as of Tuesday, but we sometimes get a warm spell in October, so l wouldn't be too sure just yet...;)...
  16. Re: A novice with renewed interest...Suggestions greatly appreciated!

    Welcome back, cocteautwinn! :smiley:

    l suggest Hermessence Ambre Narguile, & ELd'O Like This. ln fact l found that wearing the two of these together makes for a delicious combination!
  17. Re: An observation - different POV (point of view) can greatly effect how a fragrance smells.

    "I even leaned in close and smelled, and still couldn't identify it."

    Then in this case it's surely skin chemistry, not a case of it smelling different in the air? :)

    However l do agree that...
  18. Re: Imagination exercise. Fragrances based on this images.

    Dark Aoud by Montale.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th September, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    Jon, you're right, except that it's not just the under 30s. l've witnessed a lot of much older people flouting the rules & refusing to take any of it seriously as well. :sad:
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th September, 2020

    Healing wishes to Q & lne, & Happy Birthday to lne's dad! :birthdays:

    Continuing to synch in Chergui this evening.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Continuing to synch in Chergui this evening. l find this perfect both for late summer & early autumn.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Clockwork, l feel that same sense of melancholy at the onset of autumn & the shortening of the days. l may complain these days about scorching temps & humidity, but it's the long hours of daylight...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th September, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's another bright & breezy day here, & l'm synching in Cadjmere 18.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

    Ah, yes l don't blame you for walking away from that one!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 17th September, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, mumsy! :birthdays:

    Still sunny here but with a fresh breeze blowing. Finally giving a second wearing to my sample of Eau de Nyonya today, & it fits this "almost...
  26. Re: Anyone dealing with loss of reduction in sense of smell due to covid

    Do you mean loss or reduction? :)

    l haven't experienced this myself, but l really feel for those who are going through this, & l hope their senses do return to normal eventually. The thought of...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

    Trilby, those threats weren't against you, l hope?

    mike, bathing in bleach sounds a bit extreme, & quite worrying. Have you thought about using eucalyptus oil instead?

    Glad to hear the air is...
  28. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    :laugh:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

    Congrats on your new treasure, Jon!

    tdem, enjoy your break!

    After enjoying a couple more hours in the sunshine & taking a shower, l'm wearing Montale's Orange Flowers & about to make moussaka,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th September, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, dear kewart! :birthdays:

    Planning to do a bit of housework today before probably spending a bit more time on the sunlounger.

    Continuing my "last of the summer...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th September, 2020

    Congratulations, Ryan & missus! :beer::D
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    Re: Autumn In a Bottle

    ELd'O Like This.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th September, 2020

    Happy Birthday, ZC! :birthdays:

    lt's turned overcast & muggy here, so after a shower l'm wearing the refreshing Philosykos.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th September, 2020

    Morning all, & Happy Birthday, freewheelin'! :birthdays:

    Ugh, mosquitos. :sad: kewart, you have my sympathy. Hope your bites heal up fast, & have a safe journey home!

    l'm saying an extended...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th September, 2020

    Yay, a Divatologist sighting! :vrolijk_26: Good to see you, hope you're keeping well.

    lt's been a glorious day in the sunshine. :smiley: After a shower l'm wearing Caligna for this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th September, 2020

    Morning all!

    lt's a warm, sunny day here, & l'm heading outside to do a bit of gardening before relaxing on the sunlounger. lt may be the last chance l get this year, so l plan to enjoy it....
  37. Re: What Descriptions/Comparisons in Fragrance Reviews Annoy You or Leave You Clueless?

    Hippies notoriously used neat patchouli oil to cover the smell of weed (& possibly BO), & it was much stronger/earthier than the patchouli used in modern fragrances. There was a brand called...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th September, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    We're heading out for lunch, & l'm wearing Allure.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th September, 2020

    Jon, l hope the wasps left you alone! After my saying that l haven't seen many this year, we killed two of the buggers in our kitchen this morning. :evil:

    Sunnyfunny, those are scary pics indeed....
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th September, 2020

    Congrats dear tdem on your milestone, here's to many thousands more! :beer:

    And congrats to Ebenas on completing your thesis!

    Continuing to synch in Dame Perfumery's Chocolate perfume oil this...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Switched over to the cake theme this evening in Chocolate perfume oil by Dame Perfumery, from my sample. lt actually layers really well with the remnants of Chasing Autumn. Mmmmm, smokey chocolate......
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th September, 2020

    Morning all!

    N.CAL, l have no words. Hoping fervently that this hellish situation will soon pass.

    Synching in Chasing Autumn, lightly applied for a long shift today.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Decided to go for this one, even though it may not be work-friendly. :evil:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Great ideas, Clockwork! :smiley: l must admit my first thought was Black Forest cherry gateau, too. :tongue:

    l might go for Chasing Autumn, which conjures images for me of a deep, dark forest...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th September, 2020

    Happy Birthday, shades! :birthdays:

    Cook.bot, yes Bladerunner, that's what it reminds me of!

    Lilylang this evening.
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    Re: Your favorite balanced, straight up amber

    This.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th September, 2020

    Morning all!

    Seems kind of quiet on basenotes today, hope everyone's ok!

    lt's a fresher but sunny day here, & l have the day off. l'm heading out to run some errands in Musc Monoi, the last of...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th September, 2020

    Waving back to kewart! :vrolijk_26:

    Jon, count me in as another hater of wasps. :angry: l haven't seen many around here this year, thankfully.

    The weather here is warm, humid & cloudy, with...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th September, 2020

    Thanks, Clockwork! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th September, 2020

    Morning all!

    Narciso EDP for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th September, 2020

    :laugh: Cheers, Jon!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th September, 2020

    Moon Breath this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th September, 2020

    Morning all!

    Giving a second wearing to my sample of Champaca Supercritique for my early shift today.
  54. Re: Rice note? What do you think? Any favorites including this note?

    Just thought of another one: Eau de Nyonya by Auphorie. They tend to discontinue their perfumes quite quickly though, so l'm not sure if this is still available or not.
  55. Re: Rice note? What do you think? Any favorites including this note?

    This! Smells just like a Thai green curry with coconut, lemongrass & lime leaves.



    l have a sample of this that l haven't tried yet, but l'll report back when l have.

    l'll be interested to...
  56. Re: Perfumes That When Worn Give You the Most Happiness

    Huh? :confused: Did you perhaps mean "pickles"?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th September, 2020

    Morning all, Happy Birthday sjg :birthdays:, & a Happy Labour Day to all our friends across the pond!

    Seville a l'Aube for a long shift today.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    There are in fact 7 Electimuss perfumes listed in the Directory..
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th September, 2020

    Vanilla Musk by Ava Luxe this evening.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 6th September, 2020

    Afternoon all!

    l'm wearing Alien for our Sunday "lunch date".

    Enjoy your day, everyone!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th September, 2020

    Me too! :smiley:
  62. Re: Perfumes That When Worn Give You the Most Happiness

    There are some great suggestions here, but wasn't the OP asking about perfumes released in the last 5 years? :confused:
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th September, 2020

    Afternoon all, & Happy Birthday sophi! :birthdays:

    l have a sample of Majaina Sin, & l'm looking forward to trying it this autumn.

    l have the weekend off, & l've only just got around to perfume...
  64. Re: Perfumes That When Worn Give You the Most Happiness

    Yes, it has a gorgeous milky sandalwood & vanilla in the base. l wouldn't call it ambery, though.
  65. Re: Perfumes That When Worn Give You the Most Happiness

    l tried a sample of Magical Moon a few years ago, & it put a big smile on my face, too! :smiley: lf you love that tropical oriental style, you should try Guerlain's Mahora, although that was released...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th September, 2020

    Nag Champa for bedtime.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th September, 2020

    Morning all, & a Happy Birthday to all our celebrants! :birthdays::birthdays::birthdays:

    l have nothing to synch with, so instead l'm wearing Donna Karan Gold for a long shift today.
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    Re: Hello from mommy

    Welcome to basenotes, Beatrice! :)

    Try Narciso EDP, in the white cube bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd September, 2020

    Thanks, Jon & freewheelin'! :smiley:

    Welcome, Beatrice! :vrolijk_26:

    Q, you are much braver than l. l went on a rollercoaster once, about thirty years ago, & l screamed my heart out the entire...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd September, 2020

    Morning all!

    Thanks, Clockwork! :smiley:

    CuddleCat, take care in the storm!

    Wearing Ashoka for a long shift today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020

    Thanks, piney! :smiley:
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    Re: Classy sospeso creamy floral ? Help

    Of course, Narciso! *slaps head* Good suggestion, Clockwork. l'd go for the EDP, in the white cube bottle. :)
  73. Re: Which of these women's fragrances would be suitable in summer?

    Samsara is wonderful on a sultry summer evening, & Dune would work well, too.

    Diorissimo is strictly a spring fragrance for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020

    Thanks Cook.bot, l'll do my best! :smiley:

    lt was a sunny morning here, & l managed to mow the now lush, green lawn before it clouded over. There are some huge weeds in the back garden after all...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020

    Thanks, tdem! :D
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2020

    Clash: Chlorophyll Gardenia by Comme des Garcons:

    l get a delightful dose of rhubarb in the opening, of the raw, unsweetened kind. lt makes me smile, as it's a relatively unusual note in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020

    Thanks, easyfish! :)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020

    Thanks, khanada! :smiley:

    kewart, that sounds wonderful, enjoy!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020

    Thank you, dear Jon! :kiss:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    l tried all of the Rogues thanks to N.CAL's Sample Pass, but don't own any, so l am also out this week.

    lf l could pick a favourite to wear, it would be Jasmine Antique.
  81. Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid Edp vs Edt. Which one do you prefer and why?

    l adore Black Orchid (& apply it sparingly!) & own a bottle of the EDP. l only tried the EDT on paper, & as l recall there was very little difference in the scent. The EDT seemed to have a little...
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    Re: Recognize Any of These?

    That's Givenchy Organza just in front of the Polo bottle.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd September, 2020

    Morning all!

    l have the day off, & l'm trying my sample of Clash: Chlorophyll Gardenia by Comme des Garcons. lt's rather lovely! :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st September, 2020

    Thanks Jux, ExtremeK & mike! :kiss:
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    Re: Classy sospeso creamy floral ? Help

    Ok, but what did you mean to type??
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st September, 2020

    Thanks so much Paradeiserl, HoP, kewart, Q, ComDiva, lne, foxbins & Trilby for all the congrats & lovely comments! :o l can hardly believe how fast ten years have flown!

    mike, enjoy your trip!
  87. Re: “Kitchen Sink” (Sort of) Feminine Perfumes—Help!

    Black Orchid was the first that came to my mind, & it's difficult to think of anything else. Perhaps some of the Amouages, especially Jubilation 25?
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    Re: A fragrance that symbolizes Venice

    Perhaps something by The Merchant of Venice? l haven't tried any, but the bottles look beautiful!
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    Re: Classy sospeso creamy floral ? Help

    l had to look up the word "sospeso", & apparently in ltalian it means "suspended". :confused: l'm not sure l understand what you mean. Do you have any particular floral note in mind?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st September, 2020

    Morning all!

    Thanks N.CAL, CuddleCat & Clockwork! :D

    For me autumn doesn't begin until the autumn equinox, but it certainly feels autumnal here. Time to bring out Royal Egyptian Amber &...
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    Sample of the Day - September 2020

    Thanks to all who contributed to last month's thread! :smiley: Looking forward to reading more of your impressions of whatever you're trying this month, folks.
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    Re: Quick question re masks

    Yes, & correct the spelling of your thread title. l thought this would be a thread about face coverings. ;)
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    Re: Most worn in August 2020

    Clockwork, l also often wear more than one fragrance per day, & count samplings as wearings, but if l reapply the same fragrance in a day, l still count that as one SOTD. My nose also follows...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 31st August, 2020

    Morning all!

    Good to see you Clockwork, glad you had a nice break! :vrolijk_26:

    lt's a bank holiday here, but l'll be working a late shift in Stella today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th August, 2020

    :D Cute bum crack, Jon! Hope you survived your rooftop adventures unscathed.

    lne, ouch! Sending you healing wishes.

    foxbins, l find Roundup works just fine on our gravel driveway. ;)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th August, 2020

    Morning all!

    The nights are getting chilly here, but it's so much easier to sleep! :)

    Off to work shortly in Narciso EDP.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th August, 2020

    Finally scented in Jasmin T for this evening.

    Hope you're all enjoying your weekend!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th August, 2020

    Thanks, N.CAL!

    Glad it's not just me who takes blurry pics, purecamel! ;)

    mike, that does indeed sound like a fantastic day, lucky you!

    Cooling vibes to all those whose brains have melted.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th August, 2020

    Belated Happy BN-iversary to 24 Faubourg! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th August, 2020

    This morning's sample has already faded, so now l'm synching in Tom Ford's discontinued Velvet Gardenia, from a large sample l've had sitting around for nine years now. For some reason it instils a...
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