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OmniOmni   23.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

The end of a love affair-Scents that have lost their magic ?

...Thank you Dulcemio. The fact that he was willing to get up, shower and use a fragrance was enough for me. He was such a trooper. He wore Aramis Devin when I met him and even though it's different now, (the point of the thread we are contributing to) it still sets my tummy to butterflies.
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DulcemioDulcemio   22.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

The end of a love affair-Scents that have lost their magic ?

...post, Omni."but I never said because that would have destroyed his confidence." Such a loving thing to do.And "IF" only we all re-read and took Kipling's words...
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OmniOmni   22.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

The end of a love affair-Scents that have lost their magic ?

...My daughter will dab the corpse with Bal a Versailles when I die. The old bod will sure as hell smell different then, full of embalming fluids, but the Bal and I won't mind that we smell different - and the same. For a time my husband had to take a drug that altered his body odour; mixed with his Ungaro III, it wasn't the greatest, but I never said because that would have destroyed his confidence. Perfume gives us confidence, yes? A poem by Rudyard KiplingIF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,But make allowance for their doubting too;If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,Or being hated, don't give way to hating,And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise:If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;If you can meet with Triumph and DisasterAnd treat those two impostors just the same;If you can bear to hear the truth you've spokenTwisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools: If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,And lose, and start again at your beginningsAnd never breathe a word about your loss;If you can force your heart and nerve and sinewTo serve your turn long after they are gone,And so hold on when there is nothing in youExcept the Will which says to them: 'Hold on!'If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,If all men count with you, but none too much;If you can fill the unforgiving minuteWith sixty seconds' worth of distance run,Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!
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Celebrity perfumes: A thread

...Omni:Hi Franfran, I would love your take on Gwen Stefani's Lamb and Kate Moss's Vintage.Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. or simply L may be something for clean...
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Celebrity perfumes: A thread

...Scarletting:"Lovely" by SJP is the quintessential job interview perfume. It's the pinnacle of a clean, generic musk scent. I can't think it could offend anyone if it tried. Boring, sure... but what it does, it does well. "Truth or Dare Naked" is a rich, mature gourmand. Not sure why it has so many 0-20 votes though. While everyone is entitled to an opinion, in cases like the above it does make me wonder if some people login just to slate a brand they don't like. Also, "Instinct" by D&V Beckham is a great fragrance for the price. For $10 you just can't go wrong.There's a review of Davd Beckahm's Instinct on Basenotes about being a perfume snob that cracks me up. Big hearty chuckle
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Celebrity perfumes: A thread

...Hi Franfran, I would love your take on Gwen Stefani's Lamb and Kate Moss's Vintage.
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Celebrity perfumes: A thread

...I second Truth or Dare and Fancy Nights. I don't like Halle or Lovely. Today I followed a woman's sillage (she looked friendly) and I commented on her perfume. She said it was 'Charlie Blue' and that it was an old bottle that she kept cool and dark. Good God, it was lovely on her!We had a lovely interchange about perfumes, was great.
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OmniOmni   11.01.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Wanted : herbal elixir

...Dulcemio:Triffid:"Eau Dynamisante" from Clarins is an inexpensive classic that might fit the bill - I use it as a herbal pick-me-up fragrance and it contains a selection of what you desire: citrus, coriander, caraway, cardamom and rosemary. Woody/patchouli base but quite different to Aromatics Elixir.Ooh, yes, this one! I once owned a bottle of "Eau Dynamisante" and it was very nice, very herbal, and just as Triffid describes.I second Eau Dynamisante and wish to present for consideration 'Eau du Sud' by Annick Goutal. There is a freshness to 'Noa' that Tania Sanchez commented on as Cilantro (coriander) but I can't agree with her. It is very easy to live with though
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OmniOmni   07.01.2014 | Miscellaneous

11 Iconic Perfumes of the 80s

...For me personally EL 'Beautiful' is the 80s. Did Vanderbilt come out in the 70s or the 80s?
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OmniOmni   06.01.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Coffee notes in perfume

...Noa by Cacharel has it, in the dry down, somewhere from between the bosom, or the heat of a chest, it does appear. I'm not imagining it, although I thought I was until other reviews confirmed it. Hmm, today should be a Noa day
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OmniOmni   23.12.2013 | Miscellaneous

What Scents Have You Pulled Out For Fall's Cooler Weather?

...A cool change is forecast for Xmas Day. Here ,downunder, that is a chance for me to wear Mon Parfum Cheri par Camille. I adore stewed plums, the big Black Doris variety are so fragrant. And the scent of Xmas mince pies won't clash with MPC too much, not for long anyway
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OmniOmni   20.12.2013 | Miscellaneous

Lasting power, your thoughts

...Pipette:I don't know whether it is my particular skin, but the lasting power of "Nuit Andalouse" by MDCI Paris is practically nil. I keep on reapplying it and other than a sort of Grand Marnier liqueur orange waft, there is not much. Big failure considering such an expensive scent.But, "Le Rivage des Syrtes" by MDCI Paris has very good lasting power and a certain crispness, and so has the sweet and delicate "Vepres Siciliennes". All those scents come from a sample program which is very reasonable for a nice coffret with either 5 or 8 minis.Thanks Pipette, you are great at finding these lovely sample sets.
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OmniOmni   20.12.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...Oh Sleuth, move to 221b Baker St. Bravo, some revealing threads there from Christine Nagel. Thanks muchly
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OmniOmni   19.12.2013 | Miscellaneous

Lasting power, your thoughts

Re: Great discussion...
...Tnahowru:Having recently joined you all I have been ordering and testing a different perfume sample every day. The only one so far with any lasting capability has been Portrait of a Lady. I was shocked that I could still smell it at least 24 hours later.POAL just happens to also smell better at the end of that time too. I had to keep smelling my wrist, I loved it so much.I think that Ambre Dore by MPG has a half life of plutonium. Very much a winter perfume it is too dense in summer. My next fume is Mon Parfum Cherie par Camille. The hesperidic scents of summer tend not to last more than an hour. Eau du Sud, Prada Infusion D'Oranger, Christalle, Tuscan Soul all take one look at a puffy white cloud and go to join it. I must get my hands on POAL.
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TriffidTriffid   17.12.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...The Hermessences are also quite nice and well worth sampling... 8)I'll have to try further afield for those but I shall put them on the watch list.Omni, love the Doblis comment. Reading notes and reviews, I fancy I would love it too, though the name does remind me of a dead horse. Jour d'Hermes is...
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OmniOmni   17.12.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...Triffid:Hermes is one house I want to investigate further. So far, I've not found one I dislike. There is actually a decent array of testers in one of my local department stores but usually by the time I've arrived at them, I've no available skin left. I have 24, Faubourg; Caleche and Jour d'Hermes are on the wish list; Voyage is on the "like - sample again" list and Terre d"Hermes was a winner but not preferred to Montale's Red Vetiver (which is similar but lasts a lot longer). I loved Kelly Caleche when I first tried it a few years ago but it has been bumped off the short list by stronger leather and rose fragrances sampled since.The Jardin and Merveilles series are the next to be sampled more attentively.looking over the list, I realise I've not tried any of Christine Nagel's compositions although there's certainly quite a portfolio there.I know I love Doblis. I haven't ever smelt it but I know I love it. I wear Apres La Mousson at the sound of the first Basmati rice grain falling from the jar. I love Kelly Caleche for the smell of the finest gardening gloves, the ones that Marie Antoinette wore, not the ones that we, my dear Triffid, wear in our endeavours. Rumour has it that Yardley's Citrus and Wood is a knock off for Terre D'Hermes. God bless the Union Jack. Jour d'Hermes didn't score with me but 24 Faubourg is magistral, or whatever the buzz word is of the moment.
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OmniOmni   16.12.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...Sherapop:I just hope that the next step isn't capitulation to the forces that be at LVMH. Hermès need to retain an independent identity in order to continue on with integrity. LVMH has already ruined so many formerly beautiful perfumes... :roll:Hear Hear! I ran a poll with FB friends to find out what they liked and if they thought about what synthetic ingredients were in their perfumes. They know nothing! LOL, really. It's all marketing and mirrors.
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OmniOmni   15.12.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...Sleuth:Which Nagel perfumes do you like or dislike? Personally I divide Hermès into "pre-Ellena" (the older ones above) and "Ellena". Eau des Merveilles is a bit of an exception, being modern but not by JC Ellena.I bought JCE's book, a year in the life of, and thoroughly enjoyed it. My husband is devoted to Terre D'Hermes. I love Kelly Caleche, Sur de Nil and APLM. Narcisso Rodriguez For Her is much loved by friends and I think it's a Christine Nagel co-creation. Where will they take us before Mr Ellena fades into the west?
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OmniOmni   14.12.2013 | Miscellaneous

Lasting power, your thoughts

...Triffid:Anosmia - so true, Dulcemio. I usually ask for a second opinion if I think a fragrance has disappeared and my husband does the same with me. Sometimes fragrances just settle quietly into a skin scent - fair enough - but some don't seem to have any fixatives at all and just evaporate away after a short time.Re anosmia: there was an article written on this and there's a link to it buried somewhere in a fragrance review. Apparently, fragrances with a high percentage of violet ionones can cause temporary anosmia by paralysing nasal receptors (or something like that). These are those fragrances that seem to come and go and come back again when you wear them (Bottega Veneta is one example) and often there will be dissention amongst reviewers about the longevity (doesn't last, lasts for ages etc). The clue is that others can usually smell the fragrance on you quite easily (at least until their noses are temporarily paralysed too).When I was a child you could buy penny bunches of violets. I would draw a long steady inhale thinking that violet was the world's most beautiful scent. I didn't know that ionone blocked the scent receptors and that would be the end of it. The flowers sat in a little glass of water as if cursed by a gypsy, withering quickly.
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OmniOmni   13.12.2013 | Miscellaneous

Is it difficult to remember scents?

...Dalmajen:There are certain perfumes I wore years ago, and I can still smell them, in my memory. The fragrance will only come to my mind, when I am reminded of the perfume, or I have written about it. For example,I saw a picture of KL, a fragrance I wore a lot in the 80's, and straight away I could recall how it smelled. The same with Opium, and Estee Lauder Youth Dew...which I can recognize in an instant. Not all fragrances have the recall..but somehow, these ones are inbedded in my memory! :)Snap. I saw the Bijan bottle on the homepage and suddenly Black and then Nude came to me in memory. I always remember my Mother in law in a cloud of Je Reviens, the good stuff, I hasten to add.
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