What Three Fragrances do you want for Christmas? And Caron bottle splits

Before I get to the question of the day, is anyone interested in doing Caron bottle splits? Meaning, you get more juice at a better price the larger you go. If we could do a 200 ml bottle split, depending on if pricing has gone up in the last year, and if we they do their sale this year, and if you wanted it in a cute little apothecary bottle or plain one, it could be approximately $30 per 10 ml or so in a split, or 75-90 per ounce (list price from them is $180 for 25 ml), maybe more, maybe less, and that would include postage, bottle, etc, so it would save half. I’m probably in this year for some Poivre, Or Et Noir and En Avion (which I have missed sooooo much since mine ran out about mid-summer) and maybe Narcisse Noir, though I would arrange for others if enough people wanted them and I’d need to get enough interest for at least a 100 ml bottle (pricing would be higher), but 200 ml bottle split would be optimum.

So if you are interested in at least 10 mls or more, just hit the Contact Us Button over there, and I’ll see if I can get one organized in the next month.

Now, the holidays are just around the corner, and whether you celebrate Christmas or not, what three bottles, if cost were no object, of perfume would you want? I’ve thought about this and decided to go completely pig-eyed greedy. I’ll do some extra penance later to make up for it.

  • Shalini — never smelled the juice, but don’t care, that bottle is to die for, and I want, want, want!!!!
  • Baccarat Fountain full of Poivre.
  • Gargantunormous gold Guerlain Bee Bottle full of Djedi

What do you want? Please try and outdo my greed so I don’t feel so, well, dirty.

  • Ruby says:

    Bit late in the game, hope nobody mind8-|
    As I’m not very much into droolingly coveting “normal” perfumes these days, I have surprised even myself by lusting over these;
    * Le Parfume Coffret (when upon venting this lust with the DH, he suddenly started to look for the cc’s. Why???)
    * Nui de Noel by Caron. Ohhhh, after reading Michael Edwards book I wanna know what it smells like:-”
    * A gorgeous vintage one-of-it’s-kind Lalique bottle with whatever in it. I just want it as a show piece:d

    Not to greedy at all, kind of just normal wants and needs if you ask me LOL

  • Solander says:

    Well I would say Paul Smith Story but I just bought it today – for the bottle, of course! So…
    Le Labo Discovery Set with Labdanum, Patchouli and Vetiver
    CBMusk (I have to try it) and some of his accords, like Rhubarb leaf, Forest floor, Bonfire, Burnt wood, Old leather, Macadamia coffee…
    Comme des Garcons Sherbet Rhubarb because I’m almost ashamed of only owning samples of this first love. I’d like the spray and the solid.
    There are plenty of other expensive, exclusive scents I only have samples of, as well as those I have yet to try, like Parfums d’Empire Cuir Ottoman…

  • Lucy says:

    Molinard – Nirmala,
    Yosh – White Flowers,
    Aftelier – Shiso
    Very restrained, no?
    All this wishing for Djedi – now I’m curiouser and curiouser…

  • Flora says:

    So tempted to pull a Dusan and request everything in a line, but instead:

    SL Tubereuse Criminelle in some sort of huge container such as a Jeroboam.

    Amouage Gold in the large gold filigree bottle. Accompanied by eleven more of the same in a case. (I would share one or two of these with my sister just because it’s Christmas.)

    Every last remaining bottle of Patou Vacances on the planet.

    Is that enough greed? :d

  • hausvonstone says:

    hmm…every Black Tea scent in existence, Bal a Versailles EDC (NOT EDT) which seems to be MIA. and a charming fellow who smells good in my perfume collection.

  • Donna says:

    Dear Santa,

    I want:

    1. Frederic Malle Cologne Bigarade (large vat of this)
    2. Ormonde Orris Noir (fair to middlin’ sized~this jones I have Patty to thank for!)
    3. Comme des Garcons Jaisalmer (medium sized)

  • Beth D. says:

    OK, here’s mine:
    – Guerlain Sous le Vent
    – Andy Tauer’s L’Air du Desert Marocaine
    – Lush Honey I Washed the Kids fragrance

    Not impossible, right?

  • Veronica says:

    My Wish List:

    World peace.

    Stop hunger.

    A 55 gallon drum of Guerlain Vetiver (with the optional sprayer).

  • Patty says:

    Robin… um, yeah! Would you just drop us all a note when you put you Christmas gifts up on eBay? :d

  • Robin says:

    Three bottles of JAR Bolt of Lightning. Its ok to sell your gifts on ebay, right?

  • Patty says:

    You guys just crack me up! Some of you are so rivaling my greed (and magical thinking — hot and cold running perfume, indeed), so now I can rest easy. 🙂

  • Teri says:

    1. My very own perfume manufacturer, fully staffed and capitalized, please.

    2. All the secret ‘recipes’ for all my most favorite discontinued scents so my staff could reproduce them for me.

    3. Hot and cold running fragrance in my bathtub. Forget subtle fragrance application, I’ll bathe in scent!

    I think this rates a ’10’ on the oink-meter :@)

  • tmp00 says:

    Here’s what I want Santa to give me:

    I want all of the perfumes I have right now to never go stale and never run out. That’s right: I want to be able to pour that bottle of MKK over my head and when I turn around it will have magically refilled, forever. And any new perfume I buy will magically do the same. Even the decants.

    How’s that for greedy?

  • Tigs says:

    Sorry, Patty, I’m just not one of those pie-in-the-sky people who can ask for something she won’t get. (Actually, every year I ask for underwear. And I always get some.) So, even with your rules laid down, I cannot ask for the Le Parfum coffret, the LE bottle of Mandarin Mandarine, a full bottle of Choas, Fleur de Narcisse, Bolt of Lighting, etc. I must request:
    1. SL Chene
    2. Patou Ma Collection(70 ml assorted for 175.00 – not greedy!)
    3. My lost-in-the-mail eBay bottle of Eau Noire

  • violetnoir says:

    Ooh, I have tested Shalini, and it is a beautifully fresh white floral. So:

    Tom Ford Black Orchid Parfum (Lalique bottle)
    Guerlain Metallica (just because, hee, hee!)


  • Justine says:

    Nothing like getting a jump on the holidays to put me in a good mood. For Christmas this year, Santa please bring me:

    a bell jar of MKK (’cause I’ve been naughty)
    a big bottle of Le Labo Jasmin (’cause I’ve been nice too)
    Bois des lles parfum (’cause I bought a sample from Patty and love it…)

  • IrisLA says:

    Dear Santa,

    I’ve been (relatively) good this year. Please send these down my chimney.

    SL Bois Orientale
    Guerlain Sous le Vent
    Clive Christian X parfum

    Or, you can save yourself the trouble of shopping by giving me a first-class plane ticket to Europe so I can pick these up myself!

    Love, Iris

  • BBliss says:

    Party in Printemps sounds nice!

    I want a plane ticket to Paris so I can pick up in person…
    1. Attrape Coeur – actually I want the original Guet-Apens in the blue bottle
    2. FM MR Oil, and Bigarade Concentree, and more minis and soaps
    3. Some fantastic Cartier bespoke fragrance by Mathilde Laurent

    And some really good bread and a Napolean pastry, too while I’m at it! Ooh this is fun!

  • dinazad says:

    Aw, I’d like Santa to throw me a Christmas party in a nice, big, well-stocked perfume department, say at Printemps in Paris? with y’all, where everybody can grab what he/she wants, and then we’d all go have a slap up little meal somewhere nice around the corner…. travel courtesy of Rudolph and the other reindeer, of course! Or I’d settle for François Coty’s personal set of unopened, original bottles of Rose Jacqueminot, Chypre and L’Origan. But ONLY if I REALLY can’t have that party!

  • Giselle says:

    1 Guerlain, 1 Serge Lutens, 1 bottle of Penhaligon’s Elisabethan Rose.
    having trouble posting–I start to type and it just vanishes–hope it isn’t postings all my partly done posts.

  • March says:

    PS P, you wouldn’t even like the Shalini IMO. It’s too foofy for you. I wish I still had my sample, but I sent it to somebody…

  • March says:

    I want Santa to grab everything in the 68 (no, wait … leave the L’Instant) including all the old bottles of juju I know they have stashed in the back in Jacques’ underwear drawer, and drop the whole thing on my next door neighbor’s house, thereby satisfying two deeply-felt needs at once.

    There, how’s that for naughty?

  • Elle says:

    Dusan’s got the right idea for sure. I’m adding a fourth since I didn’t ask for a full line of scents w/ one of my three.
    1)Le Parfum Coffret (Please, Santa….PLEASE!)
    2)All the Guerlain parfums (if you think I’m too greedy Santa, then maybe just Sous le Vent?)
    3)Mandarine Mandarin in the LE bottle
    4)All the SIPs (I’ve really been good this year Santa and I’ll never make disparaging comments about Paris Hilton again)

  • Dusan says:

    😀 😀 😀

  • Patty says:

    Dusan, thank God for you! I was feeling litle a greedy little bitch until you showed up this morning. 🙂 Now I’m feeling only minorly greedy. 🙂

  • Dusan says:

    [sings] Santa, can you heeear me? Well, sod you then, you cheap old fart! I ain’t going with only three. I don’t care if I burn in hell, I want:
    1. Everything Serge Lutens
    2. Le Parfum coffret
    3. Everything Guerlain
    Now, that’s three items just like you said, right? 😉

  • Marina says:

    Dear Santa,
    I wish for:
    -full size Djedi in any sort of bottle
    -Fleur de Narcisse
    -and either L’Air de Rien or Le Parfum de Therese
    Thank you!
    Loving you,

  • Leopoldo says:

    ooh, I dunno. I’m a Zen kind of guy. Wishlists like this send me into a spiral of greed which ends, normally, in me naked somewhere, covered in God knows what, and aching all over. Dunno if I’m prepared to start. But well, here goes:

    All the JARs, so that I can dish out generous decants to friends and perfumista buddies
    All the le Labos – I’ve only sniffed Rose and found it incredible, but they’re expensive and far away
    My own scent designed in consultation with my best chums (we can dream) Chris and Serge (who I affectionately know as Surgy)
    A little of everything Guerlain, handed over to me in a beautiful gift box by the most glamorous SA at the flagship store, when I just happen to be passing by….

  • chayaruchama says:

    Judith and I crave Doblis…who could blame us ?
    Ain’t gonna happen,though, at that price…
    While we’re in Dreamland, Encens et Lavande wouldn’t hurt, either- AND a biggie of Sous Le Vent,a trip to the Netherlands to visit my oldest and dearest friends, hanging out in Der Schweitz [?] w/ Dinazad [please forgive the spelling and grammar- I’ve the mother of all migraines !]…

    I’m normally not grabby or greedy, but I hope this lessens your guilt…

  • Flor says:

    I know I won’t get any of these but what I’d really from Santa this year is:

    Le Parfume de Therese (Frederic Malle)
    Apres L’Ondee perfume extrait (the 1oz. bottle!)
    Iris Silver Mist (SL)

    I can’t believe we can only put three.

  • Judith says:

    Ok–I want the Mugler le Parfum Coffert.
    Also an original bottle of Djedi (very beautiful), and one of Doblis too!

  • kuri says:

    Oops, sorry about the typo for Frederic. Now I’ll never get that kit :((

  • kuri says:

    I haven’t tried many expensive perfumes, but I would wish for:
    Hermessence discovery set (it’s so pretty!)
    Shiseido White Rose
    Frederick Malle test kit
    I kind of cheated with the sets…

    I’ve never tried any Carons :-“

  • sariah says:

    None of these have a snowballs chance in Hades of making it under my Christmas tree this year, but what the heck:

    Ambre Narguile
    Attrape Couer
    Bois d’Armenie

  • Kayliana says:

    I’m a simple kind of girl..Victor and Rolf Flowerbomb Extreme, Miller Harris’s Rose de Nuit all the way from Liberty and my beloved but stupidly priced Profumum Acqva E Zucchero- I have not gotten so many compliments EVER from one single perfume. I feel like I should just wear a sign around my neck saying what it is. And I know I’ve sent some new customers to luckyscent and that’s why the up’d the price 10 bucks… Bastards!!!!!!!!

  • Ronny says:

    Ohhhhh, I see a Guerlain Christmas.

    I too would love Djedi, although I’ve never sampled it. Just sounds so awesome. Along with that, please, a big bottle of Mitsouko parfum. And… to round things out, Attrape Coeur.

    And if Santa is feeling generous, could I also have the perfect volumising mascara with no scent, easy to remove and no clumping.