Winner of Badgley Mischka sample

Winner of the Badgley Mischka sample is — Kathy!  Just hit the button for Contact Me on the left and give me your address, and I’ll get it out to you this week!

Fall is right around the corner, and there are two scents I’ve been wearing as summer winds down that are making me long for a little snap in the air.

Miller et Bertaux Spiritus/Land and CB I Hate Perfumes Faggot.  Spiritus is earthy and complex and incredibly lovely.  Faggot (I wish Christopher had named this something else) is smoke in a bottle.  I sprayed some of it on my husband, and he about swooner over it. It smells like you’ve been sitting over a campfire for an evening, smokey and a little charred.

The link at the left now goes to my internet sample/decant store, though I still have my eBay store as well. There will just be more on the internet site. Speaking of which, the JAR samples are there as well.

 What fall/winter scent are you most looking forward to, either an old favorite or a new release?

  • Patty says:

    Hi, JoAnne, it’s the link called Fragrant Fripperies over there on the right of this page.



  • Joanne says:

    where is the link for your internet store? I must be blind. Thanks Joanne

  • Cheezwiz says:

    Oooh yes Chanel for fall! I love Coco, but the rich spicy scent isn’t really “me”. I do like Allure as the weather cools though. No. 19 is my “any season” scent.

    I think I will start wearing the Ines de La Fressange scent I bought on sale a few months back. Perfect for transitioning from summer to fall: it starts off as a peony/rose floral and then deepens into a woody/ambery/patchouli that I think would smell nicer in cooler temperatures.

    Other scents I like:
    I will probably get more mileage out of my “Josephine” sample by Parfums Rance. It is a floral mixed with herbs/spice/vanilla which is a nice pairing with crisp weather.

    Although it is rather unpopular, I also quite like Lancome’s “Attraction” for fall months. It is a blend of iris and patchouli. Normally I run screaming from patchouli, but this blend smells nice and comforting to me – must be the iris I like.;)

  • BBliss says:

    I think I’m still eager for the OJ Orris, even if it doesn’t sound too Noir…

    I love good old Coco Chanel in cold weather – it just smells like velvet and holidays. Actually, just the thought of that smell in this heat almost makes me nauseous!:-&

    I’m trying to decide on a good fall scent, and it sounds like the CBs are a must!

  • Tigs says:

    I did get it from FIF. I have to say that I was initially “meh” but may be converting, although, as you both can understand, I hope not.

  • Judith says:

    Patty–Dzongha is available through First in Fragrance. I just got my sample. As Tigs said, lots of iris and quite nice. But I haven’t decided yet if I feel moved enough by it to further tax my poor, overburdened CC.

  • Elle says:

    I can’t believe I don’t already have Faggot. The Paprika Brasil is the new (not released yet) Hermessence, but I think Victoria tried it and said it was definitely FBW. I trust her taste. 🙂 Cuir Ottoman is a Parfum d’Empire scent and Sensuelle Russie is by Esteban (Helene did a great review of it). Fall seems to be the worst time for piled up lemmings. 🙂

  • Patty says:

    Judith, I got the burning leaves, too, and I really like that one as well. It’s not as smokey black as the Faggot is. I thought I had bought the Black March while I was there, but didn’t, now I need to order it.

    There wasn’t many that Christopher makes that I didn’t want at least a dollop of.

  • Patty says:

    Tigs, how did you get ahold of Dzongkha? I really am dying to try that and the newest L’Artisan, and the newest OJ and the new Serge when it is out in September and… and… Must stop, wallet screaming in agony

  • Patty says:

    Kuri, yes, he’s referring to the burning bundle of sticks. It’s one of those words that get associated one way, and it just feels weird to use it for its original purpose.

  • Patty says:

    Elle, I think you would love Faggot. It really is just a slice of smoke, and in the best way.

    Who is doing the Paprika Basil, L’Artisan? And the other two? I swear, I take a few weeks off and then try to catch up, and there are 20 upcoming hot releases around the corner and I keep hearing about more, waaahhh!!!

  • Patty says:

    Chaya, you are, as am I. Weird that Spiritus turns sharp on you. Must be a note in there. It stays earthy all the way through, I just adore it.

  • Judith says:

    I’m with you on the Spirtus (also MeB #1; I’ve been wearing #3 all summer). I considered getting Faggot, but got Burning Leaves, which is somewhat similar, instead. I am looking forward to wearing that, Black March, and Violet Empire, which I also bought on my visit there. And, of course, my BRAND-SPANKING-NEW Cuir Amethyste!!! Also pretty new–Vetiver Bourbon. I still want to try Dzongha, Paprika Basil, and the ever-elusive Cuir Ottoman. There are many, many old favorites; two that I haven’t worn in awhile that I am looking forward to are 10 CC and Fumerie Turque.

  • Tigs says:

    Dzongkha is very nice, but I found the listed notes deceiving. Not as much sweetness or peony as I expected, lots more iris and papyrus. In fact, with the emphasis on the latter, it reminded me weirdly of Gucci Homme. I’d say it would be ideal for fall, with its stony, incense character. For something in a similar vein, I still prefer Passage D’Enfer, but the Dzongkha has good lasting power and sillage (certainly for L’Artisan). I am interested in Duchaufour and would like to try the new Paestum Rose.

  • March says:

    Looking forward to that Cuir Amethyste:d

    And I am still anxious to try Dzongkha

  • Lisa S says:

    Looking forward to my ambery fragrances working again for me. Something in the temperature/humidity matrix here creates a miasma of anything but the driest cedars and the wettest roots & beaches – “clear perfumes” if you will since the juice always seems to be colorless on the scents that work best in summer for me.

  • kuri says:

    Is he referencing the “bundle of sticks” meaning (apparently from the Middle English word “fagot”)?

    I’m still waiting for Mille et une Rose to come to Tokyo. Other than that, still so many perfumes to try, so many SAs to avoid. 😛

  • Elle says:

    I love Spiritus and I *must* get Faggot – sounds divine.
    I’m seriously looking forward to Paprika Brasil, Sensuelle Russie, Cuir Ottoman and Cuir Amethyste. My list of old favs is too endless to list. 🙂

  • chayaruchama says:


    I love Spiritus, but it turns sharp on me, and I would probably LOVE “Faggot”[ no matter what he calls it!].

    I tend to wear whatever I want, when I need it [why should that not surprise you?], but autumn makes me long for Mitsouko,Cabochard,Avignon, Jaisalmer,Habanita,Sables,Un Bois Sepia, Santal de Mysore,Ambre Sultan,Parfum de Therese, Musc Ravageur,Vetiver Extraordinaire…ok, I’m a scent slut.