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GreysolonGreysolon   25.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

11 Iconic Perfumes of the 80s

...Omni: Jovan's white musk became popular then. We all wore it at some stageJovan is one of my favorite fragrance memories from my teens. The cool, hip...
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OmniOmni   22.05.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

light florientals, please?

...I saw some Guerlain "Aqua Allegoria Flora Nymphea" on sale, apparently it's getting discontinued. I like it. It's a bit oriental-ish because of the honey, and it also has orange blossom.[/quotI bought it on that one day special and it's fallen bit flat for me. I will review it at some stage. There are days when I think I'll buy ten bottles of Yardley Iris, unsubscribe from perfume blogs, stop admiring bottles and stop sniffin' the breeze. Okay, not going to happen, right but I love that simple, humble scent of Yardley Iris
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OmniOmni   21.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

11 Iconic Perfumes of the 80s

...Sorceress:Some of these surprised me. Jovan's Musk I would swear was earlier than the '80's, but I guess not. I don't think Debbie Gibson's Electric Youth bears iconic status at all. Love's Baby Soft has stood the test of time, so I'll agree with that one. Drakkar Noir has always been a favorite of mine and always will be.I'll add to the list Paloma Picasso, Niki de Saint Phalle, Coco and Samsara. Now those are truly iconic perfumes.Houbigant musk was around in the late sixties, early seventies. Jovan's white musk became popular then. We all wore it at some stage
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OmniOmni   20.05.2014 | Perfume Recommendations

Frags for tropical climates?

...I like Kelly Caleche EDT but it does have to be reapplied as it tracks similarly to Rose Essentialle for staying power, which I also have. Having said that you trade the tobacco/tea of Rose Essy for a soft suede handshake in Kelly, and I gave the ciggies away thirty years ago, so I go with Kells
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Exceptional Because You Are - Exceptional
OmniOmni   16.05.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Do you dare to don "Exceptional"?

...Triffid:I have just placed an order with Fragrancenet for the first time. I am hoping to receive a complimentary 'Exceptional' sample.In fact, that sample was really the inducement.....Fnet is slow but reputable. Triffid, unless you have tried Exceptional there won't be a secret handshake or badge of honour. Hehe
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OmniOmni   12.05.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...I love Hermes. Today I ordered eau Claire des Merveilles. Past the point of no return, Christine,Christine, what will you bring us?
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Exceptional Because You Are - Exceptional
OmniOmni   12.05.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Do you dare to don "Exceptional"?

...Dulcemio:Haha! Yeah, they didn't leave well enough alone, did they. :)The thing is, if you name a fragrance Frickin Awesome, it darn well better be, right? Overstatements can backfire.I can vouch for it being exceptionally difficult to wash off. Send to Keith Richards
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OmniOmni   10.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...Prada Infusion D'Iris Absolue at a very good price. Makes me want to buy shoes. Perhaps someone understands?
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OmniOmni   29.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Tragedy. When perfumes turn

...Epimedes:Danieq:I will say though, that I bought a vintage Vol de Nuit EdC and I'm not certain that it has it's original character at all anymore. That was an expensive mistake.I got an older bottle of Vol de Nuit EdT and it was a bitter disappointment for me as well. If only the new extrait wasn't so damn expensive...I asked for a spray of Diorissimo at a counter recently, and it was off. It's hard to tell an eighteen year old SA that when demonstration bottles go off it doesn't serve the seller or the customer
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OmniOmni   27.04.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...Danieq:I've not been that big a fan of the Hermes as a house. However, I absolutely adore the Vintage form of Eau d'Hermes. This is a flowery civet bomb and it's simply gorgeous. Reminds me a little of Jicky in the opening, but the drydown is a stunning white floral with the civet hanging on in the background. It is delicious. And hard to find. I stocked up recently when I found someone who still had a stash of the copper top bottles. Now I have some extra that I'll likely sell at some point. But if the chance to purchase left and I could wear only one perfume that is in my collection, I could be happy with this one.I am considering a FB of Hiris as the other one which I liked, but I'm not sure I get along well enough with it's green side.Danieq, read the perfume shrine excerpt on cheap thrills and decide whether you could make do with Yardley Iris. I'm a Hermes fan but Hiris is too spendy for me at its newly inflated prices. It makes a lovely base for a puff of something more expensive on top, my mix is Pierre de Lune and Y Iris
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OmniOmni   27.04.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Hermès perfumes

...Sleuth:Sleuth:"Terre d'Hermès Eau Très Fraîche"Good idea, or a bad idea?Any thoughts?My husband wouldn't be bothered with a flanker, although he made an exception for DH Intense, haha. But that was because I bought it for me and it disappeared. I's fun when your buddy/husband/SO….even the milkman, joins in with your hobby, habit, interest
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OmniOmni   26.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trying Harder

...Danieq:When I first began my perfume journey, I tried both L'Heure Bleue and Mitsouko and I thought they smelled very much alike as well. In addition, I felt they had a sour note to them that I couldn't get past and so I left them on the store counter. When pressed, I would have said I preferred LHB. However, neither was tempting me.Then, I purchased a Vintage Lotion Vegetale of LHB and using that from a spray atomizer into which I transferred it, caused me to fall in love. The Lotion Vegetale was considerably lighter so I think it helped introduce me a bit more slowly. Now, LHB is one of my favorites.And, it smells nothing like Mitsy to me at all now. I think my nose just changed over time. My sensitivities have adjusted and what I liked in the beginning I no longer enjoy and what I hated I often find I love.I tried very hard to like Chanel No 5. It took me a long time, but now I love it.I also tried to like Secretions Magnifique, that one, however, didn't fare as well! YUCK!As a Basenoter Danieq, did you see the Monsieur Guerlain post re the original bee bottle samples that Guerlain assembled for the blogging creme de la creme?
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OmniOmni   26.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trying Harder

...Triffid:I have only just come back to this thread so I missed all the helpful layering suggestions for Aromatics Elixir. Coincidentally, I have some Tea Rose on order. I don't have the other scents but could rustle up something sharp and lemony to try with it.I generally don't go for layering my perfumes unless it's inadvertantly e.g. sampling four at once at the perfume counter of DJs.As for trying harder, now that autumn is here I'm going to have another try with some amber and oriental style perfumes. I've come to accept that this style is just not to my personal taste though occasionally the mood is right. I do enjoy smelling these perfumes on others. To be honest, most ambers end up smelling the same to me. Some have interesting and engaging beginnings and then...blah...usually end up too sweet and bland especially if there's vanilla involved....Ambre Gris by Balmain might possibly tempt you. It's so cheap online that it's worth a blind and the bottle is gorgeous. Somehow I feel it suits those of us in the Pacific Blue, the suggestion of ambergris I guess.
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OmniOmni   22.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trying Harder

...Dulcemio:"Sacrebleu Intense"Out of the gate this was just another jasmine/orange/carnation thing and I scrubbed it off and put my sample aside. Next! Then, this weekend, a couple hours before my shower, I tried it again, knowing I'd be washing it off soon. Much to my surprise, it morphed into something much more oriental and up my alley. (See Fanny's review for an accurate,IMO,and concise description.)Our brains get used to smells; I say in jest that boiled cabbage was regarded fondly by a Polish housemaid friend of my Mother's. I got the burnt rubber off l"Heure Bleu parfum and I'm in good company, Francis Kurkdjian said the same. I'm okay with the EDT. Sacrebleu Intense is supposed to channel it I believe. PdN is not available locally, at least not easily, so I will pounce on it when I see it. Sort of like dating the sister or cousin of a girl/boyfriend? Not cool? :D
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OmniOmni   08.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

What's your ultimate pick-me-up perfume?

...For me it's Y YSL but if it's early in the morning then Eau du Sud or Noa are my habitual fix
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OmniOmni   07.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trying Harder

...Having a large perfume vocab was unheard of in my younger years. IPerfume releases were less numerous and not marketed to the same degree, then we consider price relative to income. Many young parfumistas' have amassed a great knowledge and an acute olfactory skill. Sweetgrass, your comments are highly regarded. :)
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   07.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trying Harder

Re: Trying Harder
...Omni:Is it me? Have they changed? I recently purchased L'Heure Bleu in an EDT. Previously I had only attempted the EDP and we didn't get along. L'Heure...
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OmniOmni   07.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Good-smelling cheapies are hard to find

...Dark Matter mentions the fabulous In Black by Jesus Del Pozo. Yes! and its counterpart, In White has a following too. I don't know the others but this is a line that offers bang for the buck
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OmniOmni   07.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trying Harder

...Omni,Answer to your original post, second question: I find LB and Mitsouko very similar. I think they each don't appeal to me for the same reason. First...
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DulcemioDulcemio   07.04.2014 | Miscellaneous

Trying Harder

...Omni,Answer to your original post, second question: I find LB and Mitsouko very similar. I think they each don't appeal to me for the same reason. First...
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