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OmniOmni   18.09.2013 | Miscellaneous

The classiest scent in your wardrobe

Classy and skanky at the same time?
...Bal a Versailles parfum
OmniOmni   18.09.2013 | Miscellaneous

Tauer - new Explorer 15ml sample sets

Explorer Sets
...I have to sell something to get one of these. I am looking at all my furniture and wondering what I can do without.
OmniOmni   18.09.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

What is Your Favorite Le Labo, Which are you curious About?

Iris on the bus
...Big fan of Iris 39. Was on holiday in San Francisco. Spent some time at their Fillmore St shop. Caught a bus wearing Iris 39, which didn't wow me at the outset, but I fell in love with it as it developed.
OmniOmni   17.09.2013 | Miscellaneous

Which masculine scents can be worn by a woman?

...Dior Homme, Eau Savage and Iris Bleu Gris by MPG easy peasy. Terre D'Hermes is often stolen. Have worn Pi when husband tired of it and Rochas Man.
OmniOmni   15.09.2013 | Miscellaneous

Which Fragrance Evokes the Most Memories for You and Why?

But the banana (I think its pineapple) cuts through the cold
...Apicius:In 1997, I had my first job as a lawyer. I had to leave my home town for it, and I was living alone in a remote place in East Germany.It was winter, we had extreme cold, and the plain landscape was covered with snow and ice. I felt both lost and thrilled by my new experiences at the same time. At the weekends, I used to drive to the next bigger town which was about 45 minutes by car. Once, I noticed a bird of prey right next to the country road. It was a buzzard or a red kite, and he had hit a rabbit and was now sitting on his prey, his claws driven deep into the flesh in order to defend it against the car traffic. He kept sitting there for days!Somehow, this bird reflected my own situation and my mood. The plain and empty winter landscape, the snow and the cold, the icy starry nights and this bird of prey are now linked in my mind with the ozonic touch of Jesus del Pozo's "Quasar" which I happened to wear at that time. Quasar is a respectable and recommendable aquatic which most people would probably regard as a summer fragrance. For me, however, it is winter only!
OmniOmni   15.09.2013 | Miscellaneous

Which Fragrance Evokes the Most Memories for You and Why?

...In the late sixties, Auckland, New Zealand, my Mother worked as a housemaid in an International Hotel. Occasionally guests would leave bottles because they were almost empty or occasionally they would be forgotten. There was no way of reuniting a checked out guest who was in the air by the time the cleaners came in and these perfumes were our roadkill. I was about thirteen, the only daughter in a family that struggled financially and yet I had the perfume collection of an aristocrat. It's called champagne tastes on a beer budget. And so began my love for Chanel, Ma Griffe, Shocking, Joy, and Weil de Weil to name a few. P. S. As we all know the dregs of a perfume bottle can still last quite a long time. I couldn't pronounce some of the names and today I cringe at the thought...Je Reviens for example
Champaca Absolute - Tom Ford
OmniOmni   15.09.2013 | Perfumes & Brands

Tom Ford's Champaca Absolute

Champaca Absolute
...I was given two generous samples by a SA at Nieman Marcus, one of these was Champaca Absolute and the other was Arabian Wood. The SA told me that her husband, tired of perfume, preferred it when she didn't wear any, but that she wore CA on her wedding day and that he loved it on her. We were in Hawaii at the time and I can imagine that it developed beautifully in a hot humid climate. When I returned home, to winter, Champaca seemed like an imposter, a wannabe and just too sweet for me.

The animalic bad girls

...During my horticulture training I got a bacterial infection from breathing the horse dung used for compost making. It resulted in boils under my arm that had to be lanced. Yes, I know the smells of comfrey fertilizer and the beauty of the worm juice, the joy of Woody weedkiller and the strength of convolulous roots on my hands. Yin, Yang, I guess
OmniOmni   14.09.2013 | Miscellaneous

Score! Your best deals in men's cologne?

...In Chandler Burr's book, 'The Emperor of Scent' he describes Luca Turin's experience of finding a grizzled Medusa of Scent in an obscure village, where she warehoused a cornucopia of vintage perfume available to only those she considered worthy. I guess we would all like to find a treasure trove, an Aladdin's Cave of riches.

The animalic bad girls

...Omni, if the Kiwis lose, at least you'll smell divine! I wonder if being an "outdoor work" kind of person makes one less offended by "dirty" scents? I...

The animalic bad girls

...I'm with Triffid. My most loved fumes are 'skanky' Like Triffid I am used to being outdoors, in my case, in the garden. (Like Vita Sackville West I broke my nails, my back and my heart with a spade in hand) My engagement and eternity rings, beautiful as they are, have not been worn as often as those of a regular girl. I love putting the jewels on and wearing my darlings, pearls, perfume and carrots.... hang on, correction, that's carats. Tomorrow the Kiwis will race Oracle Team USA. I'm thinking 'special occasion' get out the Fracas....

The animalic bad girls

...Hi everyone. “I only wear Bal a Versailles when I'm happy and when I'm sad.Sometimes I spritz it when I'm alone.When I have company I consider it obligatory.I trifle with it if I'm not in a hurry and mist it when I am, otherwise I never touch the stuff, unless I have showered

Leather chypres

...Hermes could bring back Doblis. Nothing else would matter

What are your favorite Rose perfumes?

...I wear Gres Cabaret and Sa Majeste layered. Strange but true

Marine scents : beach in a bottle :)

...Hermes Eau de Merveilles is a wonderful beach scent. A classy number
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