...Sometimes I put on a fragrance I like but don't dare to wear in public (I sleep alone, I should add).The best example for that is Joop Femme, which I find quite calming with all the vanilla in it, but which I find a bit vulgar and overpowering at the same time.I've done it as well with "Maroussia", "Eden", "Obsession Night" and "Chloé (1975)", although I do wear those in public as well, if only occasionally.
Which masculine scents can be worn by a woman?
Asphaltblume 11.08.2012 | Miscellaneous
Re: A matter of evasion
...DieNase:And men overapplying le male are not treated any better than women wearing Nuttendiesel. Some cheap men's aftershaves heavily applied are able to clear complete train compartments.So true - only it doesn't necessarily have to be a cheap frag. A heavy overdose even of a quality scent can be just as overpowering and nauseating.
favorite Gourmand note
Asphaltblume 15.01.2012 | Perfumes by Note, Accord, Genre
...CyberToy1:Eternity:Yes of course you can eat tonka bean. There are lots of dessert varieties with tonka bean, rather to be found at higher priced restaurants for gourmets. But you can do it yourself as well e.g. when cooking a pudding, you put some tonka beans in the milk and leave it for a while and put it on the stove, then the milk gets the delcious tonka bean flavour etc. There is also chocolate with crushed tonka bean in specialised chocolate shops.....mhhhh, I love ths flavour.What really Eternity, you can eat Tonka beans???wow I need to check those buggers out.Yes you can. They have a bit of a reputation at the moment because they contain coumarin (responsible for the flavour & fragrance) which in high doses can mess with your blood coagulation and might cause cancer of the liver. But at least in Germany tonka beans have been used to flavour food for ages, I have a cookbook from my greatgrandmother with a recipe for pudding (flan) flavoured with tonka bean.
11 years ago
Asphaltblume 12.01.2012 | Perfumes by Note, Accord, Genre
...I like it, too, and I must admit I don't really get any leather, either :oops: What about "Donna White" by Trussardi? I passed it on recently so I can't check, but I remember a leathery base note, and it's definitely a chypre.
Trip down memory lane : Perfumes you loved as a teen
Asphaltblume 11.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...I started to use perfume in my early twens, and one of the first fragrances I bought was "Ex'cla-ma'tion". I also remember I bought two fragrances by The Bodyshop, "Roma"which has nothing to do with Laura Biagiotti, and "Dewberry". I still have the bottles.
Asphaltblume 08.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
...Looks impressive.I can't really name my favourite and my avoided notes. Most of the ones I'm wary of can be perfectly pleasant even for my nose, it just depends on the way they are built into the whole structure.For example I'm not too fond of patchouli if it's taking the lead, but it can a very useful teamplayer as well.
11 years ago
Scent of the Day
Asphaltblume 06.01.2012 | Perfumes & Brands
...Today, it's "Obsession Night for Men". I think that's a perfect unisex scent, even though I grant that it possibly complements male skin even better than female (viz. mine). I didn't have the opportunity to compare yet.
What fragrance group/s do you prefer ?
Asphaltblume 05.01.2012 | Miscellaneous
......except incest and country dancing :wink: There is no group I can exclude as a whole, but flowery scents are pretty much a safe bet as long as they are not overly aquatic or musky, and they shouldn't be stinkers - but that's difficult to define in few words.Chypres are not for me generally, but I like a few of them pretty much.I am just discovering gourmand and oriental fragrances.
Do you have an all-year-round fragrance ?
Asphaltblume 02.01.2012 | Perfume Recommendations
...I only recently discovered oriental and sweet foody fragrances, so I don't have any experience how they feel in summer.My older fragrances that are mostly flowery and more on the fresh side I wore all year round.