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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   07.10.2014 | Miscellaneous

What's the most popular in your country?

Popular in New Zealand 2013
...DOT Marc JacobsThis lush, juicy floral won the best women’s prestige fragrance at the US Fifi 2013 awards, as well as Best New Fragrance for Woman and Readers’ choice award for women, at the 2013 Fifi Awards in the UK. It’s described as ‘floral-fruity, surrounded with exotic notes of coconut and wrapped in soft vanilla embrace.’ Main notes are red berry and Pitahaya (Dragonfruit). From $95 (30ml EDP).Florabotanica Balenciaga ParisThis sophisticated, somewhat oriental, floral was voted the best women’s luxury fragrance of 2013 at the US Fifi awards in June. Balenciaga is a long-established and celebrated couture fashion house with an equally long fragrance pedigree. Kristen Stewart is the face of Florabotanica, and its main notes are rose and carnation, with freshness added by mint and vetiver*. From $110.00 (30 ml EDP).Girlfriend Justin BieberThe second fragrance from the teen idol won the Women’s popular fragrance and Consumer Choice awards at the USA’s Fifi awards in June (2013). It’s a fruity floral with main notes of blackberry, mandarin and strawberry. Good going into the warmer seasons, and aimed at those who would like to be Justin Bieber’s girlfriend. From $49 (30 ml).Jo Malone Osmanthus BlossomThis limited edition ‘delicately exotic’ white flower has only been on counters in New Zealand for a few weeks and it’s already selling fast. Devotees love Jo Malone because you can mix the different fragrances to customise your own. From $110 (30ml)La Petite Robe Noir de GuerlainDescribed as ‘the essence of Parisian elegance', La Petite Robe Noir (Little Black Dress) won all the awards in its category at the French Fifis (2013). It’s a gourmand* fragrance, with main notes of licorice, macarons and vanilla.From $110 (30 ml). Prada Candy L’eauJacqui Davies, fragrance buyer at JR Duty Free tells us “with the launch of the original Prada Candy, sales were phenomenal...I think the juice*** is better than the original.” The fragrance is playful and seductive - check out the super-cute promotional video featuring French actress Léa Seydoux and directed by Wes Anderson and Roman Coppola, on the Prada website. Main notes are caramel and benzoin****. From $112 (30 ml) - on counter from 8 September (retail) and a little earlier at Duty Free.Serge Lutens Nuit de Cellophane EDPCultish and special, Serge Lutens fragrances are said to have become ‘an underground favourite worn by an initiated class of style connoisseurs.‘ Main notes are osmanthus (a white flower), jasmine and mandarin. 50 ml $227 at Mecca Cosmetica.Stella McCartney L.I.L.Y AbsoluteThis is the new “absolute” version of the popular L.I.L.Y fragrance and will be available from 22 July. Deeper than the original, its main notes are Patchouli, Lily of the Valley, and Pink Pepper. 50ml RRP$157Wonderstruck Enchanted By Taylor Swift This ‘Oriental Gourmand**’ won the Celebrity Fragrance of the Year award at the USA’s Fifi awards (2013). Main notes are sugar, vanilla and wild berries. It has just hit counters here in a smaller size - from $59 (30 ml EDP.- Stuff
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Le Parfum (Eau de Parfum) - Elie Saab
<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   05.10.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

"Le Parfum" - Eau de Parfum or Eau de Toilette?

Re: "Le Parfum" - Eau de Parfum or Eau de Toilett
...Pipette:Which version is nicer of "Le Parfum" by Elie Saab?I prefer the EDT, the EDP being too strong on the patchouli
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   03.10.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Let's talk musk - any suggestions?

...Tinctureall:Omni:And to follow on the musk oil has a limited shelf life and must be used quicklyA little surprising thought about musk.... I have Houbigant Musk vintage and it is as good as the day it was bought.That's so gorgeous, it was my first musk, i was born in the mid fifties so I remember it well as being the best. I'm not surprised it has kept beautifully. The information I have gleaned is that NR Musk Oil contains silicone which goes off quite quickly. As I don't have any this is not likely to worry me but I believe it has been reissued as an oil and has been sold in 2014.
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Celebrity perfumes: A thread

...It's been a while since Lovely came out. Is it discontinued? I came across this interview between Chandler Burr and SJ Parker and enjoyed ithttp://www.nytimes.com/2005/10/16/style/tmagazine/t_b_2091_2092_talk_sarah_.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
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Theorema (Eau de Parfum) - Fendi
<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   02.10.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Can we talk Theorema?

...Dulcemio:I generally only spray my tummy and my forearms, so maybe I should try spraying my thighs, since that's even further away from my face. :-)Try the small of your back too.. It seems to travel well without being bombarded. Cheers my dear
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   30.09.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Oriza L. Legrand

Legrand, Roxana, Aveda
...Bought the sample pack. I tried them when the weather was hot and unfortunately had to pack them away for our winter. Relique D'Amour was my favourite but could not compete with others on my wish list, such as Tauer. I won a sample pack of Roxana's Illuminated perfumes, three concentrations of 'Impromptu' and found great similarity in the genesis of Impromptu with Oriza L. Legrand's range. I am not their champion but I respect them very much. There is a link to Aveda's Dune Primrose, the scent of daisies and herbal infusions, coumarin maybe, exist in these three lines.
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   30.09.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Let's talk musk - any suggestions?

...Don't want to harp on but Musc Nomade is highly regarded by Elena of Perfume Shrine, Ida Meister (olfactory specialist to the point of ESP) and Katie Puckrik. I only discovered this after I fell in love with the fragrance but you can see the comments on the perfume shrine link above
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   30.09.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Let's talk musk - any suggestions?

...Triffid:Do these remind you of musk lollies though Omni?No, can't go that far Triff, can't take it to the candy level, I wracked my brains and thought about those candy cigarettes and thought that there may have been something musky to those. I guess its like the difference between vegetal iris and orris root butter, the word is the same but the experience is different.
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   30.09.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Let's talk musk - any suggestions?

...And to follow on the musk oil has a limited shelf life and must be used quickly
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   30.09.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Let's talk musk - any suggestions?

...Musk lollies, aka smokers were so popular in my childhood and then in my teens Houbigant musk was the 'it' fragrance. Sweet white musks in the market stalls were brought in from the East. Today Etro musk, NR musk, and Annick Goutal's Musc Nomade seem beautiful to me. I believe the NR musk oil is available again at Bloomingdales. This is regarded as creamy and alluring but it is based on Egyptian Musk favoured by Carolyn Kennedy RIP.
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   27.09.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Let's talk musk - any suggestions?

...Let's talk about musk baby….http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.co.nz/2010/06/agoutal-musc-nomade-fragrance-review.html
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   27.09.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Let's talk musk - any suggestions?

...This is so exciting. I am on a musk binge. Okay, you need to order a Musc Nomade body cream from S/Net and layer it with Kiehls, as the matching perfume is too expensive. The body cream, however, is 60% off full price and is so utterly divine I have used it lavishly
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   25.09.2014 | Miscellaneous

It's true, an alternative to Apres L'Ondee

...Pipette:It is always fun to experiment and play.The perfumer's master piece can only be approximated, but no matter.There will only be one but it's hard to get. People who lose their favourites will go Dr Frankenstein to get it back
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   25.09.2014 | Miscellaneous

It's true, an alternative to Apres L'Ondee

...On Fragrantica Reviews (Apres L'Ondee) a reviewer called Lily has found a way to layer two perfumes to make a respectable alternative to APLO. They are L'Heure Bleu in EDT and Yardley Iris. As I had all three to compare I have done the exercise.The missing cucumber note cannot be replicated but these two layered create a decent alternative, a more than passing resemblance.
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   25.09.2014 | Miscellaneous

Do you have a dog-walking perfume?

...Warm from sleep, a bit bleary eyed, I leave the house early in the morning to walk the dogs. They are little and big, I call them Batman and Robin, the dynamic duo. On the way out of my bedroom, before I let them out of their crates, I usually puff a little smidge of fragrance, Apres L'Ondee, Eau du Sud, Yardley Iris or Noa. The later perfume of the day is a different matter. Do you bother with perfume at this time of day? If you stroll out for coffee is the perfume choice very different?
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Leather chypres

...Yourfoxiness:niki de st phalle. lovely leather, mossy, herbal drydown.I only have the body cream but as a base for Mitsouko it does the business! Chypre, you bet!
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   17.09.2014 | Miscellaneous

Wanted: To layer with Musc Nomade Annick Goutal Body Cream

...Triffid:Sorry Omni! I'm not familiar with the Musc Nomade so I haven't responded. I'm glad you were able to self-serve and have found something that works.As far as soft roses go,"Rose Essentielle" by Bvlgari is rosy with a clean musk but there's also a berry note (one reason I didn't repurchase) which might render it too fruity also.Thanks for the suggestion, Triffid. I know Rose Essentialle and got tired of the Port Royal Tobacco in it. Yes, it's true you can't wait for your ship to come in, sometimes you have to swim for it LOL
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   06.09.2014 | Miscellaneous

Your favorite perfumer and most loved creation?

...I seem to favour perfume by Michel Almairac, Cuir Amethyste, the new Ivoire and others. I also follow JCE quite deliberately. My favourite perfumes are Chanel 19 EDP, Musc Nomade, Bal a Versailles, Y (YSL), Mitsouko, Mon Parfum Cherie Par Camille and too many to mention
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   06.09.2014 | Miscellaneous

Wanted: To layer with Musc Nomade Annick Goutal Body Cream

...Dateless and desperate I seem to be replying to my own post. I have found that Elie Saab EDT is rather nice with the Goutal body cream
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<mark>Omni</mark>Omni   22.08.2014 | Miscellaneous

Wanted: To layer with Musc Nomade Annick Goutal Body Cream

...I am in love with the Body Cream. It is late winter here in the Antipodes; my skin was dry, so I bought some. It's luxurious all right, I can wear it on my neck as a moisturiser and enjoy the perfumed result. Apart from Prada Infusion Iris Absolue it doesn't layer well with other fumes, but this is an addiction. Is there a soft soft rose that would layer with this? I tried Quel Amour and it's too fruity.
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