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SweetgrassSweetgrass   18.07.2014 | Miscellaneous

Do our perfume choices influence our other choices?

...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 :)
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Celebrity perfumes: A thread

...I have my eyes on J-Lo's "Deseo", what's your verdict on that one?
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Comme des Garçons topic, also re. Pharrell

...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?
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   18.07.2014 | Miscellaneous

Which perfume will be your next buy ?

..."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.
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Sophie Chabauds range of perfumes.

...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...
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DrseidDrseid   13.07.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Sophie Chabauds range of perfumes.

...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...
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Summery jasmines?

...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?
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Summery jasmines?

...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.
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Shalimar Parfum Initial - Guerlain

Is Guerlain discontinuing Shalimar Initial?

...Sweetgrass:Please let this not be true, I still haven't gotten around to buying my FB and I don't want to eBay hunt for it :( I have grown to love SPI.Many...
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   21.06.2014 | Miscellaneous

Which perfume will be your next buy ?

...My buy list is getting out of hand I swear but I sniffed "Jasmin Noir" and kind of fell in love!
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Shalimar Parfum Initial - Guerlain

Is Guerlain discontinuing Shalimar Initial?

...Please let this not be true, I still haven't gotten around to buying my FB and I don't want to eBay hunt for it :( I have grown to love SPI.
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SleuthSleuth   02.06.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

The Guerlain Aqua Allegoria line: Your favourites?

...Sweetgrass:>> Guerlain Acqua Allegoria Limon VerdeSleuth, Bois de Jasmin has done a review, other than that nobody seems to be talking about it.Well I tried it...
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   01.06.2014 | Miscellaneous

Comments on perfumes: compliments and insults

...Woop woop, I have gotten another spontaneous perfume compliment, this time on "Alien" :)
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   30.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

What fragrance group/s do you prefer ?

...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.
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TriffidTriffid   29.05.2014 | Perfumes & Brands

Oriza L. Legrand

...topic, Sleuth. I've been curious about this house for a while and would be interested to hear users' opinions. Test the others Sweetgrass!...
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Panthère de Cartier (Parfum) - Cartier

Panthère de Cartier to be discontinued?

...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.
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   28.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

What perfume have you bought recently?

...I broke my rather haphazardly (self-)imposed no-buy to buy a mini of "Alien Eau Extraordinaire" and a sample of "Sous le Vent".
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Oriza L. Legrand

...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.
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   27.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Comments on perfumes: compliments and insults

...I got the first spontaneous comment on my perfume ever a few weeks ago, for "Shalimar Parfum Initial". I love it!
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SweetgrassSweetgrass   25.05.2014 | Miscellaneous

Which perfume will be your next buy ?

...Sweetgrass:Two things:"31 rue Cambon", and "Shalimar Parfum Initial". One for my birthday, another to celebrate some future achievement or other.Just ordered a...
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