Rocket Ship Perfumes

Okay, bad day today.  Some recurring shoulder/back pain that is making it torture to type, plus some other really bad news came in I don’t want to think about yet.

Let’s do something we haven’t done in a long time, but with a twist.  Luca Turin did a post on this years ago.  World is ending, rocket ship is outside your house, and you have to leave in 30 minutes. You can only take ten perfumes with you due to limited space.  Now for the twist, they can only be perfumes you have never tried and most want to try or perfumes that are long discontinued and unavailable.  The perfume vaults are wide open, and you can pick any ten, just nothing in your perfume closet.  Which ones do you take?

Winner gets some really yummy sample set I’ll put together of some recent releases. There will be one winner drawn from commenters.  I can’t play this game because I smell everything.  But I do one have for sure – Fath Iris Gris.  Probably also put on there Gobin-Daude Seve Exquise and maybe one other from that line.  Now I know I have more, but I’m trusting you all remind me of what they are! 

Okay, go!

  • Gentiana says:

    How exciting !!!
    Well… I would take the following – never smelled them (cross my heart!) – but I die to:
    Houbigant Quelques Fleurs Vintage
    Schiaparelli Shocking
    Balmain Jolie Madame Vintage
    Guerlain Guet Apens
    Coty L’ Aimant
    Bal a Versailles
    Aquiste Anima Dulcis
    Coeur de Jeanette
    Fath Iris Gris

    It is already 10?

    May I bring with me an anosmic friend and take more 10?
    (Coty Chypre, Dana Tabu vintage, Guerlain Nahema vintage, Cuir de Russie, JAR Bolt of Lightnting, Balenciaga Le Dix, Joy Jean Patou Pure perfume vintage (i own the current edt-not bad, but…), Bandit pure parfum vintage (idem Joy), Chanel pure parfum 5 vintage (ibidem), vintage Nuit de Noel pure parfum vintage(ibidem – even the one I have is fabulous)

    I hope I don’t get disqualified from the draw for having help from my friend… 🙂

  • Tena says:

    Hmm – I live in NE Canada, so assuming the damn rocket doesn’t freeze or get stuck in the snow…..

    Vintage Chanel Cuir de Ruisse
    Vintage EL Youth Dew – my late Mother;s scent, and I will always associate it with her.
    Vintage Shalimar
    Vintage Guerlain Djedi
    Vintage Guerlain Apres L’Ondee

    Never Sniffed:
    Molinard Eau Fraiche – I am a mint addict and it sounds the most interesting of those I have not tried
    Bvlgari Au the Blanc
    Guerlain Duet – I have the Duet Idyll, and adore it, so I would like to take the original

    I will need to try those untried desires soon – life is too short

  • sacre blue says:

    too late for the party? hope not . . .
    vintage Chanel Cuir de Russie
    vintage Coty’s – Chypre, Emeraude, Muguet des Bois, L’Origan
    vintage Cachet
    vintage Ysitis
    Ormonde Jayne Woman
    Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus
    Ormonde Jayne Frangipani

  • loledinburgh says:

    I’d take Iris Gris, the cologne Napoleon used everyday,Theorema, L’Arte,Carnal Flower,Nombre Noir,Narcisse Noir vintage,original Femininite de Bois,the new Hermessences and Pear and Olive Slumberhouse.
    Hope you get better soon Patty.

  • jen says:

    Original casaque, Emeraude and \Coco’s bottle of #5.

  • Sarah K says:

    Hope you’re doing ok and that tomorrow is a better day Patty!
    One ‘you can’t get this anymore’: L’Air du Temps EDP as it was in the 1980s.
    Eight never smelled: Apres l’Ondee, Parfum Sacree, Narcisse Noir, La Femme Bleue, Coty Emeraude, Lyric extrait, Miriam, Milano Caffe
    One ‘I may have smelled this 25 years ago, but if I did I sure can’t recall what it smelled like’: L’Heure Bleue

  • Elena says:

    Ten I haven’t even smelled?? Yikes. Ok, Iris Gris, Ashoka, Trayee, Bombay Bling, Diorissimo, Theorema, Iris Silver Mist, DK Black Cashmere (This is easier than I thought, too many great scents I’ve never experienced!) Ummmmmmm Gucci Envy annnnndddd…………. Vol de Nuit.

  • Maren says:

    Okay, here goes, first thoughts without a doubt
    1. Fath Iris Gris 2. Vintage Apres L’Ondee
    Had to think more about these:
    3. Vintage Diorissimo 4. Vent Vert original 5. Anything by Amouage (haven’t tried any yet) 6. Jar of Lightning 7. Shiseido Feminité du Bois 8. Coty Chypres 9. Bandit
    And finally…
    10. Orchidée Bleue by Corday because my 90 year old mom said this was her favorite perfume ever, and I would love to know what it was like.

  • Mariekel says:

    I’m so sorry for the pain, hon — both kinds — and hope they are both transient.

    So tough to choose amongst all the vintage and discontinued beauties i have yet to either sample or possess, but here goes:

    1. Coty Oeillet
    2. Guerlain Cuir de Russie
    3. Patricia de Nicolai Jacinthe room spray (I had a tiny vial of this i wore as perfume once. sadly, gone and discontinued. It was the best hyacinth soliflore i have ever come across)
    4. The very first formulation of Caron Tabac Blond parfum
    5. the very first formulation of Caron Alpona
    6. Coty La Jacee (well, all the old Coty’s)
    7. Gobin Daude Nuit au Desert
    8. Mury Narcisse Bleu (if only for the stunning bottle)
    9. Mathew Williamson Incense (original formula from Lyn Harris)
    10. Andy Tauer’s Hyacinth and the Mechanic (HOW did I miss this?)

  • Solanace says:

    Amouage Ubar, Dries Van Noten, Iris Slver Mist, Feminité du Bois, Mohur, Deneuve, Iris Ganache, Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Iris Gris, Eau du Coq.

    This is so much fun! Get better, Patty!

  • Lotta says:

    Sitting in the emergency since2,5 hrs and more to go. Daughter (the patient without patience) is sound asleep, cell battery about to die.. Totally in the mood for epocalypse, should nail it!
    ill bring, Jar bolt of lightning and ferme tes yeux, Le labo aldehyde 44, aftelier Cuir Gardenia, Lutens La myrrhe, Kilian Beyond Love, Knize ten, Nahema extrait, Shiseido Nombre Noir , and then throw in some DK Chaos and Im good to go!
    Almost willing to do a spacetrip actually if someone would stash Me up lol 🙂

  • Jennifer Smith says:


    Okay- now that I’m done running around in circles screaming like a maniac lets settle down and choose with the remaining minutes…
    1 Iris Gris
    2 Secrets de Thebes Roja Dove (can’t recall the full name but how many ginormous crystal pyramid bottles will there be in the vault anyway? )
    3.Bois de Iles -never tried but love woods & Egoiste(have) Madness(have) so..BdI it is.
    4.Musc Ravaguer- whatever haven’t smelled it yet
    7.Something Amouage preferably Cristal Gold or ???
    8.Tuvache Jungle Gardinia
    9.Perfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose (I don’t have any right now -easily remedied
    by a quick visit to TJMaxx but if I’m off to OUTER SPACE I’m gonna take my Momma’s perfume
    10 whatever I random pick last second out the door Habanita ,Stetson(vintage? -Dad’s)a Tauer ,or Dior Eau Sauvage…
    I’d be getting dragged out for sure.

    Hope you feel better soon Patty!

  • thegoddessrena says:

    Terralba, Ingrid, La Panthere the SA told me that it contains gardenia), Arabian Horse, Metallica, Blue Carnations, Velvet Gardenia, Quand Vient La Pluie, Haie Fleurie de Hameau and something from Envoyage perfumes that I haven’t tried yet

  • Cheryl M. says:

    Lisa D., that is incredibly kind of you, thank you! I’d love to know if there’s anything you’d like to try- I might have a couple of Lucky Scent goodies I could send your way in exchange.

  • Cheryl M. says:

    Lisa D., that is incredibly kind of you, thank you! I’d love to know if there’s anything you’d like to try- I might have a couple of Lucky Scent goodies I could send your way in exchange. 🙂

  • Puhfume says:

    I think mine would be Iris Gris, Diaghilev, vintage Samsara, vintage Diorissimo and Jubilation 25 (women’s version). Any other original Roudnitska creations will also be welcome.

    Hope you feel better soon Patty.

  • FearsMice says:

    Never sniffed: something – anything – by Gobin Daude, Vero Kern Mito, vintage Guerlain Sous le Vent, original DK Chaos, Le Labo Rose 31, AdV Iris Nazarena, Slumberhouse Pear and Olive.
    Discontinued: Floris Malmaison, Germaine Monteil Champagne, Fendi Theorema.

    I’m sorry about your pain, Patty–physical and spiritual–and hope you find relief very soon.

  • xtopher says:

    Please feel better Patty!
    There are so pretty many perfumes I have never smelled. Nuit de Noel (vintage), Santal Noble, anything Ava Lux, Winter White, La Fille de Berlin, Lipstick Rose, Tabac Blonde, Youth Dew (vintage), Azuree (vintage), Borneo 1834, and Timbuktu. This was hard!

  • Kandice says:

    Patty, I hope you feel better soon and you have lots of love and support with everything you’re dealing with.

    I’m pretty new to the whole perfume world, but here would be my choices (and this is very hard since I haven’t smelled many and am only going off what I’ve read on several). 1. Jar of Lightning, 2. Indult Tihota, 3. Carnal Flower, 4. Jicky, 5.Caron’s Narcisse Noir, 6. Coromandel, 7. Vintage Opium, 8. Vintage Poison, 9. Mona di Orio Les Nombres d’Or Vanille, and 10. Caron’s Parfum Sacre.

    This was quite fun, and think what a great smelling rocket ship we’d be on!

  • JB says:

    My picks are the following would love to smell them:

    Annick Goutal Eau d Fir
    Amouage Jubilation XXV
    Etro messe de minuit
    Guerlain Djedi
    Annick Goutal Vetiver
    Hermessence Rose Ikabena
    LesNez Antimatter
    LesNez Unicorn
    Frederic Malle Noir Epices
    Amouage Hommage

  • Mrs. Honey says:

    Sorry to hear about your bad news. I would want pre-war versions of Chanel No. 5 and Cuir de Russie (I’ve never smelled nitro musks) , Parure, vintage Vol de Nuit, Chypre de Coty, Paul and Joe Blanc, vintage Narcisse Noir, Amouge Attar, Portrait of a Lady, something by JAR

  • Meg O. says:

    Vintage: Emeraude, Diorissimo, Septieme Sens, No 5 Parfum, Shalimar, Tuvache Jungle Gardenia. New but unsniffed: Aftelier Cuir Gardenia, Lonestar Memories, Parfum d’Empire Musk Tonkin, Xerjoff Irisss. If I could sneak an 11th bottle on, it would be vintage Electric Youth. Just because.

    Hope things are looking a bit better today, or least more manageable. I so hate news like that.

  • helical gnome says:

    Most of these I have never tried yet I am dying to: Diorissimo, Parure and Mitsouko, Aroma M Geisha Noir, MKK, Poivre 23, Dune, Jazz, Encre Noir. Can I have them all now? Please?

  • wefadetogray says:

    oh gosh, does it have to be 10? Ok, let me add 6 more
    Vintage Mitsouko circa Anais Nin times, Tom Ford’s Amber Absolute, Ungaro Diva, Caron Perfum Sacre, Amouga Gold, and Amouga Attar! 10!

  • wefadetogray says:

    Vintage Opium, Mona di Orio Oud, OJ’s Tolu, and TF’s Velvet Gardenia!!!

  • tomate farcie says:

    Le Labo Vanille 44 and Ylang 49, Hiram Green Moon Bloom, Afteilier Cuir de Gardenia, Guerlain Après L’Ondée, MPG Iris Bleu Gris, SL Iris Silver Mist,Iunx L’Ether, JAR Bolt of Lightening, Mona di Orio Oud, phew 3…2…1….

  • Hmm… any 10 that are either discontinued or I haven’t smelled… I would probably take an Amouage attar, JAR Bolt of Lightning, Fath Iris Gris, Guerlain Iris Ganache, Aftelier Cuir Gardenia, Tom Ford Velvet Gardenia, Arquiste Anima Dulcis, Niki de Saint Phalle in parfum, Neela Vermeire Trayee, and of course ELdO Fin du Monde (seems appropriate, right?).

  • I would love to have some of the very earliest perfumes developed in the 1880s, and 1890s.

  • Elia says:

    interesting challenge,
    I’d take Vol de Nuit vintage parfum, Nombre Noir, JAR Bolt of Lightning, Coty Chypre, Anya’s Garden Pan, Gucci Nobile, Amouage Tribute Attar, Arabian Aoud King Fahed, Roja Dove Roja, Creed Angelique Encens

  • edpgypsy says:

    ~ Sending positive vibes to you Patty! ~

    I would have to try: CBIHP- M5 Where We Are There Is No Here, Tauer- 02 LADDM, Serge Lutens- Clair de Musc, Le Labo- Tubereuse NY, Musc LA, & Iris, Tom Ford- White Suede & Velvet Orchid, Miller Harris- Noix de Tubereuse, and Sarah Horowitz- Perfect Bliss.

  • I’ve been avoiding Malles because they are all so expensive and probably beautiful, and it’s just too wonderful and awful. The only one I’ve sniffed is Bigarade Concentree. So maybe I would gather up all the rest to enjoy in space.

  • tammy says:

    Oh gosh… my vintage choices would be original formulations of Caron Tabac Blonde, Poivre, and Or et Noir, Victoria by Victoris’s Secret, and Tabu.

    Unsniffed…hmmm…. Iris Gris, Khôl de Bahreïn Stéphane Humbert Lucas 777, Maria Candide Gentile Exultat, 7 Billion Hearts Absolute and one of the Amouage attars, preferably heavy on the rose and incense.

    Sending love and prayers and strength, sweet lady.

  • Cheryl M. says:

    Yikes! Okay, here goes- Coromandel, Shalimar, AG Un Matin D’Orage, AG Eau de Ciel, Il Profumi di Firenze Talco Delicato, FM Lys Mediterranee, Hiris, Ormonde Jayne Ta’if, DK Fuel for Men, and Ann Gerard Perle de Mousse.

    And done!

    • Lisa D says:

      Cheryl M.:

      When the March Fairy Godmother post comes around, ask for some Un Matin D’orage – I’d be happy to send you some. That way, you can take something else on the ship….

  • Lisa D says:

    Gobin Daude Nuit au Desert – and everything else from that line except for Biche dans l’absinthe. Deneuve, Fath Iris Gris, Vero Rubj Parfum Extrait, Serge Lutens Bois de Violette, DK Chaos, Guerlain Djedi. Is it weird that thinking about this makes me feel slightly anxious?

  • Illdone says:

    I’m staying.. near the wide open vault…;)

  • einsof says:

    firstly… a little virtual massage therapy… and healing thoughts… and bolstering for whatever news you are yet to process.

    ok… 10? that i have never tried? ooookaaayyyy …. i’m going to list a bunch of synths because they always sound fascinating but i never really try them:

    Carnal Flower (you may all stop gasping in horror now. sheesh.)
    A La Nuit (seriously, you’re going to get something in your eye when it’s that wide.)
    Rose de Taif
    Beyond Love
    Secretions Magnifiques
    Cedrant Envirant (cause i’m going to need a good dose of naturals somewhere)
    Whips & Roses
    Fin du Mond (seems appropriate)
    Passage D’Enfer

    *whew* i need a nap… that was stressful! i’m quite sure i would be standing front of the selections for MUCH longer than 30 mins. i’m a libra!!! cut me some slack! 😉

  • Lynne Marie says:

    Hang in there, Patty! sending hugs!!

    Choosing is HARD!!! Definitely Dia extrait, the earliest Chanel No.5 parfum that can be found, Creed Windsor, the original Coty Chypre, original Mitsouko, Diaghilev (always wanted to smell it), ditto for any JAR perfume, something fun from House of Sillage,
    Fath de Fath, and maybe some awesome Egyptian body oil that has amazingly been discovered intact and beautiful beneath the swirling sands….

  • kizzers says:

    Wishing you better days Patty x

    Gosh this is hard – I think I’d take some vintage Poison extrait, vintage Narcisse Noir, Iris Pallida. Then I’d probably go for some perfumers’ absolutes – Jasmine, Iris, Sandalwood, Amber, Bergamot, Tuberose and Orange Blossom. Only 10?

  • molly l says:

    sorry about my typos. Darn auto correct!

  • molly l says:

    Cool idea. I hope things get better for you, fast!
    I would take: vintage Coty Chypre, Frederick Malle Carnal Flower, Shiseido Femunite Du Bois, Tuberose Criminelle, vintage Piguet Bandit, vintage Shalimar and Mitsouko, vintage Diorissimo, SL In Lys, Lipstick Rose, and vintage Jicky. I’ve never tried any of these and definitely want to!

  • Carol S says:

    so the vault is open , and 10 I have enver smelled ? Oh I went back and re-read…they can be long discontinued…OK .
    Never smelled >
    Roja Dove NUWA , Guerlain L’Abeille de Guerlain., Fath Iris Gris , Krigler Patchouli , House of Matriarch ( anything ) , Oriza L. Legrand Chypre-Mousse
    Discontinued >
    Vintage Caron Narcisse Noir parfum , Carven Ma Griffe vintage parfum , Norma Kamali Incense , Guerlain Sous le Vent Extrait de parfum
    and hoping my shipmates will share their stash because I know I forgot something and cuz I will share mine…

  • Sara says:

    Vintage formulations of Narcisse Noir, Jicky, Tabac Blond, Vol De Nuit and Bandit
    Le Labo Benjoin 19, Violette Fume, Ambre Russe, 7 Billion Hearts, Rubj voile d’extrait or extrait
    So hard to choose just 10!

  • Carol says:

    I would take Iris perfumes that I have never tried. SL Iris Silver Mist, AG Mon Parfum Cherie Par Camille, DSH L’eau d’Iris, Ramon Monegal Impossible Iris, AG Heure Exquise, Guerlain Iris Ganache, L’artisan Iris Pallida, i Profumi di Firenze Iris de Firenze, Parfums DelRae Mythique Jacques Fath Iris Gris. Hopefully one of these would be the long-lasting perfect Iris I have been searching for but, in any case, I would be very calm on that rocket as Iris has that effect on me.

  • Jill says:

    I promise to only use a small dab of some of these, but I think the molecules will end up floating around like tiny bubbles taking over the entire ships cabin! SL Iris Silver Mist, Un Lys, RP Knightsbridge, Rose 31, KM Ume, AG Songes, 1889 Moulin Rouge, Nerolia Blanca, Tauer Incense Rose, PR Confetto.

  • FeralJasmine says:

    Hugs, Patty, and hope your pain improves and the bad news proves to be cope-able. I would need/grab Tom Ford Velvet Gardenia, vintage Opium, vintage Panthere, original Black Cashmere, DSH Pink Gardenia, the Olivine gardenia, Tuberose Gardenia parfum, Gardenia Cuir, and a nameless, photorealistic, unbelievably potent gardenia that somebody sent me from Hawaii once. If I am leaving home behind, I need some source of hope and optimism, and gardenias work.

  • katrin says:

    I’d take vintage L’Heure Bleue in parfum extrait, Fath Iris Gris, J’ai Osé by Guy Laroche, vintage Coty Chypre and Emeraude, vintage Narcisse Noir and Parfum Sacre, vintage Chanel no 19 in parfum extrait, Neroli by Profumum Roma and Amouage’s Fate woman.

  • Alison says:

    Hmm, my absolute top of list perfumes are things I already have – Chanel No. 22 and Caleche. I would want unlimited, un-reformulated Calandre that smells like it did 30 years ago; Caron Perfume Sacre in the perfume strength, SL Daim Blond, to wear very sparingly because it fills up the whole room on me; and a big case of the old Erno Lazslo suntanning oil from the 70s that smelled so heavenly, because I can’t track down that scent anywhere else and because I think my uber-dry skin will need a heavy coat of oil in outer space!

  • jirish says:

    Hmm, maybe this: Iris Gris, Djedi, vintage Diorissimo, Coty Chypre, Iris Silver Mist, vintage Madame Jolie, Portrait of a Lady, Homage, Bois d’Encens, and Black March. Hope things are going better for you tomorrow. Take care of yourself, Patty.

  • Connie says:

    Oh no, the pressure!
    I would take Schiaparelli Shocking and Amour de Palazzo (because I must satisfy my animalic needs), Jardin de Kerylos (because I can’t take my darling Phil), After My Own Heart (lilac must happen and I’ve tested En Passant), Ambre Precieux (AMBER!), Nuit de Noel (because I’ve never tried it and if it doesn’t come on the ship I won’t get a chance), Myrrhe Ardente (Incense isn’t optional, and this one sounds nice),Violet Empire (Violets are a necessity and Apres L’Ondee can’t come), Roses Musk (Because you need a rose, am I right?), and Fleurs de Citronnier (I tested the wax sample, does that count? Because if it does I’ll take Unter den Linden).
    Whew! Deep breaths.

  • Ann says:

    Patty, I’m in a work crunch so can’t do the full 10 but definitely with you on the Fath Iris Gris. Hope you feel better soon and that things look up for you. Sending prayers and a big hug your way …

  • Tiara says:

    This was hard! Xerjoff Richwood, Miriam, Loretta, Shocking, Deneuve, Iris Gris (of course!), Seville a l’Aube, something from Amouage (can’t decide) and whatever my suitcase packer decided to throw in there!

  • Ncmyers says:

    Vintage Opium, Mito Extrait, JAR Bolt of Lightning and Ferme Tes Yeux, Une Rose, Spirituese Double Vanille, Amouage Homage Attar, Violette Fume, Iris Gris, and maybe Chanel
    eau De Cologne for a bonus palate cleanser! So sorry to hear of your bad news and pain, i feel for you. I’ve had to do yoga daily for a year plus PT using a method called Pain Free to manage my hip and back pain. That routine is my new normal, but dammit, I wasn’t going to live that way at 47. So much better now. Hugs to you and thank you.

  • sweetharmony8 says:

    This one will be easy for me! I’ve sniffed less than 100 perfumes. 1. Tom Ford Velvet Gardenia 2. Indolt Tihota 3. Imperial Faberge 4. Guerlain L’heure Bleue 5. Guerlain Shalamir 6. Orange Chocolate Roses 7. Still Life by Olfactive Studio 8. Tzora by Anat Fritz 9. Fleur Blanche by Ajne Organic Perfume 10. Here I would probably give in to temptation and select the prettiest bottle I had ever seen!

    I hope you feel better!

  • Sherri says:

    I think I’d choose at least five uber-vintage Guerlains: Dawamesk, Djedi, Cachet Jaune, White Rose, Ode

    Then some new ones I haven’t tried yet: Profumum Sorriso, Roja Dove Gardenia and Lilac, Shalini, and some kind of vanilla comfort scent i haven’t tried (a challenge because I try them all!) like Taken by Jane Booke

    So sorry you are not feeling well Patty and pray it all gets better soon.

  • Jackie b says:

    It would actually take me several days to make my choices, but…
    Discontinued Guerlains like Djedi, Iris Ganache.
    Mandy Aftel, Cuir Gardenia sounds nice, as does Ancient Resins oil, we will need to moisturise in outer space.
    Definitely Diaghilev, a nod to my dancing days on Earth…and Ormonde Jayne Woman and Ta’if.
    Some vintage Chanel, cannot leave without something like No 5 Parfum. And Cuir de Russie.
    Will there be blokes on board? Then Amouage Interlude Man.

  • Insensé says:

    I thought we were already after wold’s end haha.
    I’d pick Lonestar Memories…

  • Portia says:

    Hey Patty,
    Hope the news that was rotten is copeable. Hug from here. Need a friend or a place? Come to Sydney.
    We went the rthe Osmotheque in Versailles and so many that would have been on my list I have now smelled, including Iris Gris.
    Have you bbeen?
    Portia xxx

  • zazie says:

    ok, the choice is easy!
    My picks would be: Coty emeraude, l’origan, Chypre and Guerlain’s first shalimar light. The first three I sniffed briefly on an osmothèque strip, but never tried them on… I’m sure I have other lemmings, but for the moment I’ll travel light, on my space rocket!!!!

  • jilliecat says:

    Choices, choices! My head is spinning and I can’t make any decisions except to say that I would take vintage of practically anything. I have never smelt Attrape Coeur, so that’s a definite, but maybe it would be fun for a knowledgeable person – like you for instance! – to pack for me.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  • jjlook says:

    Vintage bois des iles, diorling, diorella parfum, Derby, Jules, hm Le Labo Benjoin and Cuir? I don’t know what I don’t know…
    3 good things you will tell me?

  • Laurels says:

    Forgot to add, I hope tomorrow is better for you.

  • Laurels says:

    Finally, my ignorance is an advantage! Narrowing it down to ten things I haven’t tried is the hard part. OK: Guerlain Vol de Nuit and Spiriteuse Double Vanille, Donna Karan Black Cashmere, Nikki de Saint Phalle, Serge Lutens Chergui and Femininite de Bois, Frederic Malle En Passant, Amouage Ubar, M. Micallef Vanille Aoud, Elie Saab Le Parfum Intense (don’t judge me!). I’m already second-guessing myself, but that’s the list right now.

  • Seven that I’ve never smelled – Guerlain Djedi, Roger & Gallet – Cigalia, Poiret Mon Peche, Vintage Apres L’Ondee, Patou Vacances, Vintage Chanel No 5, Creed Windsor (original)
    Three that I’ve smelled but are discontinued – Guerlain 180 Ans, Vintage Guerlain Derby, Creed Tabarome

  • Lej says:

    Holy Snikies! Only 10?? Oh boy were to start…. The first thing I’d snatch out of the frag vault would be an original btl of Chanel No. 5. & Cuir de Ru… No wait, strike that uh i want 31 Rue de Cambon! Uh, next I grab By Killians Inscens Oud, Guerlain’s Vintage Nahema & Iris Ganache ( no Mitsy for me – she hates me!) . Ok I’ve got 5 slots left (and this is driving me nutty, well more than usual, trying to decide), Aha I know what I want next, Le Labo’s Vanille 44. I’m trying to be well rounded here. That’s 6 down. Hmmmm it’s getting more difficult but the next two spots would go to that handsome devil Tom Ford – I want his Amber Absolute, Japon Noir and Urban Musk. Ok so that was three, not two. Oh shoots I’m down to my last one ~ chews nails~ beep, beep, beep, beep ( trying to choose) tick-tock, tic-tock get on with it already! I choose Oncle Serge’s Rousse!

    But wait, could I have made a mistake? What about Breydo or Agonist, Lubin and Tauer?! Are my bases covered? Have I run the gambit, will I be happy with my choices?

    Hey! There is room on that Rocket ship for my dog, right? ~ walks off mumbling and swearing – 10 choices sheesh! I need a drink, hope that ship has gin! Wait, I want red wine, no………………………

  • Ellen says:

    Ashok, vintage Opium, Bandit, anything by Roja Dove, and I don’t know.

  • Nemo says:

    How fun! I would take Coromandel, DK Chaos and Black Cashmere, vintage Shalimar, Andy Tauer Incense Rose and Rose Chypree, Encre Noire, and I know I am missing something lighter and floral-y but my brain doesn’t work in that direction in this weather 🙁

  • Caroline says:

    oh interesting challenge! Vintage I’ve never tried but think I’d love to take: must agree with you on the Iris Gris, plus:
    Diorling, Shalini, Schiparelli Shocking, Shiseido Zen, Climat, Coty Chypre and Norell. Recent releases: Dia extrait and Roja Dove Gardenia extrait. Oh plus whatever the one was that Kate Middleton purportedly wore for her wedding. Hope some other perfumista can avail herself of the contents of my perfume cabinet!

    • jilliecat says:

      KM’s wedding perfume:Illuminum White Gardenia Petals! I got a “dud” bottle, ie the wrong juice was in the bottle but it smelt gorgeous (like Calyx). The real stuff was a total disappointment – very faint gardenia. Unexceptional, and can’t imagine she really chose that!

  • Becky says:

    Oh, noes! End of days! Everybody PANIC.

    I’ll take Coromandel, Portrait of a Lady, Eau des Mervellies, Black Cashmere, Back to Black, something that smells like a pine forest (Lubin’s Itasca? I have yet to meet my perfect forest fragrance), Philosykos, Cuir de Russie, Ambre Sultan, and Tuberose Gardenia.

    20 minutes into the trip, I would second-guess every choice I’d made.

    • foxbins says:

      Becky, have you smelled Slumberhouse’s Norne? Pine forest in a bottle, truly.

    • Becky says:

      OH! Perfumes we HAVEN’T smelled! Reading comprehension fail.

      Tolu, Amoureuse, Avignon, Vanille Tonka, Norme (thanks, foxbins!), Osmanthe Yunnan, What We Do in Paris is Secret, Carnal Flower, Amouage Fate, and Daphne.

  • eldarwen22 says:

    I would like to take Irisss, Party in Manhattan, Amouage Beloved for starters.