...Hahah, there is definitely something about this -- I think we tend to choose both the perfumes and accessories/decorations/etc that suit the mood or a state of mind, and perfume can be a focus to help pull it all together. I never thought about it that way but I am definitely trying to choose by perfume when I am picking design elements or clothes :)
...Tnahowru:How are you all getting samples from this house?eBay and swaps mostly, also some decanters offer them (like Surrender to Chance). I have to admit I am no CdG fan though, I am much more at home with more mainstream-y offerings :)I am curious about this collaboration though, anyone tried it yet?
..."N°5 Eau Première". It's imho more versatile and contemporary than N°5 (which is gorgeous in its own right too), and a better fit for me at this time of my life. I also sampled "Cristalle" properly and I'm thinking it could be a good fit, some day.
...restrictions). Whoever PMs me first gets them, with the hope that they too will forward to another when finished.Edit:The first responder was Sweetgrass, so I will send the sample set out to her shortly.And this was sorted out too, thank you MiaTrost and Drseid for you generousity! I am really looking...
...restrictions). Whoever PMs me first gets them, with the hope that they too will forward to another when finished.Edit:The first responder was Sweetgrass, so I will send the sample set out to her shortly...
...Triffid:Sometimes it's a fine line between 'bright' and 'screechy'.Two likeable, designer, jasmine-centric perfumes that I find suitable for warm weather are Dior "Pure Poison" and Bvlgari "Mon Jasmin Noir". Both have some sparkle, a 'clean' jasmine with no rose and bases that are woody and not heavily oriental. You may need to experiment with how much to spray. By contrast, for cooler weather I prefer something lush like Montale Jasmin Full or Patou's Joy.Thank you for your recommendations! I just realized most of these I have as samples but never really tried properly - I tried "Pure Poison" around Christmas when it was very dry and cold and probably most of its genius was lost on me. I will soon get my hands on both "Joy" and "Mon Jasmin Noir" as it happens, so I am really looking forward to those! I really liked "Jasmin Noir" as a clean generic mainstream jasmine workhorse as well...Pipette, apparently "La Route d'Emeraude" has been discontinued :/ Would it be hard to find though?
...While I adore jasmine, some of my jasmine-centric favourites are getting a bit heavy to wear in the summer. I am now wondering if there are any good sparkly jasmine perfumes that are good for the summer? E.g. I liked the idea behind "Aqua Allegoria Jasminora" but that one was just a tad too flat and boring for me, even though I loved the combination of greenness and jasmine. Also I do not like prominent rose notes.
...I think most of my collection (at least the full bottles) are florals and/or orientals -- by far those are the groups that most consistently please me. Leather and tobacco accords are to my liking while I won't wear that many leather/tobacco scents alone. While woodies are nice, most of the time they are just too bland.I thought I hated chypres, but the warmer it gets the more they appeal to me! My tastes are definitely expanding so who knows what I'll grow up to like.
...Afaik the old "Panthère de Cartier" has been discontinued some time ago and this year's "La Panthère" should be considered a whole different perfume. At least this is what I've gleaned from bloggers who have gotten to sample the new release.
...I purchased the sample pack around Christmas but haven't gotten around to properly sampling all of the seven perfumes included, except "Oeillet Louis XV" which I loved (but can be near suffocating in the wrong situations and at the wrong doses) and "Chypre-Mousse" which has a knock-out sillage. Definitely worth exploring if you don't mind perfumes to smell kind of old-fashioned. Some of them are downright charming in that aspect while others, not so much, but isn't that the case for all perfumes? ;) I find that the two I have tested were pretty good in terms of sillage and longevity at least, even though I wouldn't say they got my love 100% without reservations.