SOTD 22.5.2020

A SOTD (Scent Of The Day) thread is a really good conversation generator. The idea is you’ll chime in through the week with whatever scent you are wearing. You don’t need to be super knowledgable, have high faluting tastes or be a published author to comment. Just tell us what fragrance you’re wearing, smelling, buying etc. and how it makes you feel and/or anything else about it that tickles your fancy.

You can also comment on everyone else SOTD choices too. It’s great to tell someone how much you love their choice, ask for more info about it, the house or perfumer. There’s someone here from around the world 24/7 and Perfume Posse people love to chat. We like to keep it fragrant but there’s always room for life events and adventures too. This is our place to share how we smell, live, love, eat, work, raise kids and pets and get on with the business of living.

Perfume Posse SOTD

SOTD 22.5.2020

You probably won’t have time to write every scent, every spritz. Whenever you feel the mood take you, share your current spritz and a few things about it. Maybe you love/loathe it, want it, are excited by the notes/bottle/SA who sold it: WHATEVER! As always here at Perfume Posse, taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.

Hopefully you will come back and see if anyone has responded to your SOTD comment. Then you can reply to them, and so on.

Go To It Crew.
Portia xxx

  • Ariel says:

    Byredo’s Pulp today, just as the heat soared. One spritz and I was fizzy sweet all day.

  • Melanie says:

    I woke with a little headache so have changed my mind on finishing my Tokyomilk week with their Bittersweet (would be too sweet and chocolately)
    Have picked Maya Nije Nordic Cedar. Great choice Mel!
    Notes say Musk, Amber, Cardamom and Patchouli. It’s light and wafting around, yet pretty and comforting.

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    About 10 sprays of PdN’s Rose Pivoine today. Truly reeking beside Brigitte.

  • Brigitte says:

    At the moment I truly reek!! I am wearing about ten different fragrances!! Testing and passing on.

  • Carolyn says:

    Well, I’ve tried 8 scents from one particular indie brand and I thought they were all terrible. I was actually dreading testing the last two today. They just smell cheap and have an unpleasant musty dry down. That’s criminal for me because I’m all about the base, bout the base. Maybe it’s my skin chemistry because I know a lot of people who are into indie perfume love the brand, but it’s a head scratcher for me. Portia, I just read Undina’s blog about the magical mystery green tour she took with a bunch of your numbered fave green perfume samples and now I have a whole bunch of perfumes added to my “must be sniffed” list.

    • Brigitte says:

      I am DYING to know what you’re sampling!!!!!

    • Portia says:

      Hey Carolyn,
      thanks for the reminder. I knew Narth’s green post was coming. That was a really fun thing to do. Send 11 numbered samples. Can’t wait to read the review. I’m off to Undina’s Looking Glass. Back in a few.
      Portia xx

    • Ariel says:

      By any chance, is this a brand based out of Portland? Because there’s one here that is in All The Indie Stores and I hates everything in the line and cannot understand why oh why it’s everywhere here.

  • Brigitte says:

    Testing Rose Royale, Hedonist Rose , Pivoine and a fourth whose name is hard to read but looks like Spirit Piccadilly. That’s my favorite of the four… smells like cardamom and sandalwood.

    • Portia says:

      Heya Brigitte,
      Original Hedonist Rose or the new Absolute?
      Portia xx

    • SonomaVelvet says:

      Hey Brigitte, do you mean PdN’s Rose Pivoine? Funny, that’s what I’m wearing today, and in Brigitte amounts of it too. This one for sure needs Brigitte amounts but I love it.

      • Brigitte says:

        I have no freaking idea LOL 🙂
        The samples were gifted to me by Tara C and the label is hand written.
        Let’s pretend we are both scent twins and reeking twins 😉

  • Portia says:

    Vanille by Mona di Orio. What a freaking fabulous fragrance. A perfect fir for our warm, sunny autumn day here in Parramatta. Mainly lazing around the house till 5pm when I’ll give the house a quick going over and start getting our dinner party ready for tonight.
    YAY.
    Portia x

    • Ariel says:

      I’ll put that perfume on my list. Jealous of the dinner party! I made shiitake, onion, garlic, and cheese ravioli tonight– but didn’t bother to plate nicely. Ate it all while watching Monster’s Inc. with the toddler. Hope the dinner party is fabulous, fun, and everyone loves the food.

      • Portia says:

        YUM! Your ravioli sounds delicious Ariel.

        Yes, the dinner party was a wonderful success, just 5 of us because that’s the indoor limit in Oz currently.
        Entree: Prawn Cocktails (He He He, little flash back)
        Mains: Escalope of Chicken with a Fried Ratatouille
        Dessert: Korean Street Vendor Pancakes with cream (made by Jin)

        The gents then watched the footy.
        Anna Maria and I hid in my Perfume Room and smelled Incense scents and some vintages.
        Excellent night.
        Portia x

    • Brigitte says:

      I agree…. freaking awesome

      • SonomaVelvet says:

        Sounds wonderful Portia. The perfume and the evening. I only had a decant of that Vanilla and I used it up long ago but it was amazing while it lasted. I loved her Tuberose too.

  • Jyotsna says:

    Bal a Versailles. Just perfect. Always.

  • Melanie says:

    Tokyomilk’s Pretty Rotten for me today.
    Funny name, lovely scent. Apples, Roses, Forest greens.

  • Cassieflower says:

    First Intense.

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    All the thinking about backup bottles on Saturday over at Undina’s got me reminded me I hadn’t worn Violet Blonde in a while. Today seemed a perfect day for it. Yum

    • Portia says:

      The Saturday Question is going great guns over at Undina’s Looking Glass eh?
      Yeah, I took a good hard look at my own back ups and thought it must be time for a clean out.
      Portia xx

  • Brigitte says:

    Started the morning in Rose oil. Later will test Fidelis. Summer project is to give skin time to hundreds of samples sitting in basement and either thunk or pass on. I have already thunked two this week!!!

  • Portia Turbo says:

    Jin and I went to the Sydney Fish Markets this morning. We were hoping to get a seat and eat. They have all been closed off. BUMMER! Jin grabbed some stuff and we ate in a park on the way home. It was still very nice just to hang out.
    Hedonist Absolute by Viktoria Minya. Im smelling rum, chocolate, sweet vanilla and honey (this is not the note list).
    Portia xx

  • Jyotsna says:

    Spine in a Bottle – Chanel No. 19. And I have mascara on. Watch out world!

  • Melanie says:

    Tokyomilk French Kiss today.
    Notes are Mandarin, Tuberose, Gardenia and Vetiver. Don’t get the mandarin but the others mix to make a lovely fresh but not sharp little number.

    • Jyotsna says:

      That does sound delightfully fresh & uplifting!

    • SonomaVelvet says:

      I remember enjoying that one before. Is that one of the ones that was discontinued?

      • Melanie says:

        Not sure re discontinued as i can still see it on quite a few sites. Let Them Eat Cake was another one i quite enjoyed – there are plenty to pick from in this house xx

        • Jyotsna says:

          Let Them Eat Cake! Love the name – I should try it. Must google the notes. I think I’ve tried only one TokyoMilk -can’t remember the name but maybe it had had some gourmand notes? ?

    • Cassieflower says:

      I remember trying that one ages ago band really liking it. I don’t even know why i didn’t purchase. The bottle was dead cute.

  • Ariel says:

    I’m still going back- almost every day- to the Naomi Goodsir magical chocolate leather goodness that is Cuir Velours. It may be my next FB purchase. Also enjoying the warm vanilla hug of Indult’s Tihota on the rainy late spring nights. Straightforward love when paired with my best friend’s chocolate chip cookies. I’ve been comparing it to Profumum’s Vanitas, which I find more interesting (more sophisticated, maybe?), but not as cozy. One is a fancy date perfume (Vanitas) and the other is a romantic movie night perfume.

    • Portia Turbo says:

      Cuir Velours! You are tempting me to open my bottle now I’ve finished my decant…..

      • Brigitte says:

        Open it ( inserts smiling devil emoji)

        • Portia Turbo says:

          HA! It might just happen. I bought decants of all the Naomi Goodsir fragrances, loved them all and bought bottles but still haven’t opened any of the bottles. How weird am i?

          • Ariel says:

            Only as weird as me? It seems kind of wrong that I haven’t opened most of my full bottles…but I have so many samples to get through and I can’t seem to stop obtaining more. I love that I have so much of some of my favorite smells, but I need me some variety, especially this year.

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    Strange day today Storms and sparkling sunshine in between with lots of wind. Apres bath I’m on my own for the rest of the day. So I’m positively redolent with roses and amber with lots of Une Rose on one side and Amber Sultan on the other. I’m loud and proud for sure but the amber is picking up the ambery depths of Une Rose and amplifying it in a most pleasing way

  • Cassieflower says:

    Crazy late! Orange Sanguine. Gorgeous in the sun.

  • Carolyn says:

    Wearing Posset’s Dies Irae named for the Day of Wrath when sinners are punished. My spouse says it smells “kind of formal,” which gave me a chuckle. I guess if “black” is formal, then, yeah maybe, though I don’t think that’s the vibe Possets was going for. Fragrances notes are: Three black musks, one fog-like musk to disburse the whole, bitter galbanum, smooth hawthorne, the scent of rotting leaves, a small amount of orris, and smoky oude, finally frankincense and black amber.

  • Jyotsna says:

    Had a terrible, horrible, ugly day wrangling technology – hardware upgrade #fail. Doused myself in vintage Arpege to soothe my nerves. Put on a sheet face mask and binge watched Supernatural.

    • Portia Turbo says:

      Sorry to read it Jyotsna,
      I’m utterly tech-phobic. My mind just shuts down and will not take in information. I know it’s fear based. Also that I can learn when it’s presented in bite sized steps and I’m allowed multiple goes at each level so it becomes settled in my brain.
      The minute it starts going bad I completely fritz.
      Glad you went to a good place with self care.
      Portia xx

    • Cassieflower says:

      You smell superbly fabulous. Grrrr for tech failures. Maddening.

  • Brigitte says:

    Testing Corona by Blend Oud

  • Brigitte says:

    Jasmine oil for now. Later I will find something in the sample stash in the basement.

  • Portia says:

    This week I’ve been loving having the Serge Lutens bottles close at hand. Getting quite a few on skin after years of neglect. Happy dance.
    Today it’s been Chergui through the day but now as darkness approaches I’m hitting Arabie. I love that spicy opening that reminds me of ginger beer.
    Portia x

  • jen says:

    ive been wearing bandit a lot. really strong so i never wore it out much, but i love it.

  • Melanie says:

    Tokyomilk Novacaine for me today. Notes are ginger, thai pepper, frankincense and vanilla orchid. Delightful little arrangement. Its a bit sweet some wafts and a little musky like.

  • Carolyn says:

    I’m wearing Posset’s Fascinator. Fragrance notes according to Possets: “This one is pretty dry but sparkling, very high-key bright crystalline musk combined with a more emollient backup musk, a good spritz of sandalwood, and a small amount of cedar and rosewood.” It’s a very quiet scent on my skin…definitely a “my skin but better” type of scent. You know, if my skin smelled faintly of fragrant wood. 🙂

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    I was in polite company yesterday so wore a polite dose of JM’s wild bluebell. It was as lovely as the trip to the lake cabin was. I’m wearing lots of Acqua de Parma Magnolia Nobile today to the garden centre, maybe no-one will notice how pungent I am from 6 ft away through masks amongst all the flowers. Unless I suddenly get covered in all the bees of course.

    • Portia says:

      I’ve not tried any Acqua de Parma soliflors SV. Is Magnolia Nobile like any of the other magnolias available?
      Portia xx

      • SonomaVelvet says:

        It’s a lot deeper and warmer and rounder than any other Magnolia I’ve tried. I think of it as very womanly. It has a citrus note in it but the citrus seems super blended into the floralness. There’s a real almost vintage aspect to it that I love but I think the kids would turn their noses up and say ‘old lady’ The kind of thing I love.

  • Brigitte says:

    Testing the all natural Ava Fleur which reads like a sweet tuberose.

  • Cassieflower says:

    Bronze Goddess. My perfume, not my current status.

  • Brigitte says:

    Patchouli oil. Doesn’t get more basic.

  • Melanie says:

    Brigitte – just spied some really pretty bottles and thought of you. Brand is Lollia. Check them out – esp. Dream xx

  • Melanie says:

    In the house of TokyoMilk this week – today is Bulletproof. Just what I need for a Monday in the office. Smoked tea, woody and something creamy.
    Also waiting for a sneaky little few samples from LKNU for a couple ELdO and 4160 Tues scents.

  • Brigitte says:

    Keeping it simple post lawn mowing shower in neroli essential oil

    • Cassieflower says:

      How gorgeous can you get? Got myself some Neroli eo a few weeks back, along with quite a few others. I needed to replenish my stock. I spent almost four hours mowing the lawn on Friday. Ride-on is RIP so I’m using the push mower. This is about 20 years old and we had it in our previous house that had a lawn about 75% smaller than the one we’ve got now. We have to go mower shopping.

      • Brigitte says:

        Holy cow, Cassie!! Push mower is exhausting! I push mow the entire perimeter of the property, under the four maples, around the house and walkway and around the shed. When I am done I am dripping sweat. The rest is riding mower. Good luck with the new purchase of a rider. Sounds like you need one.

        We have so many essential oils in this house I decided to start using some. The girls also use them in their diffusers.

        Neroli is amazing, eh? I might go for it again tomorrow. Or maybe patchouli ( inserts smiling devil face emoji)

  • AnnieA says:

    This week a kind friend cheered me up with a little parcel of decants. I am wearing Meteorites, which is sweeter than I remembered, but perhaps it will become the gentle violet of the powder pearls it’s named after

  • Carolyn says:

    Last sample of Nui Cobalt Designs Critter Collection to test. Today it’s Blue Jay, which she manages to make smell both like a forest and the color blue for me! Fragrance notes per NCD are: Sturdy blue spruce and young oak support the bold elegance of white peony, angelica, blackberry bramble, and rhubarb. I noticed spruce and blackberry at the start. Peony begins to pop out after about 10 minutes. The peony smells quite realistic to my nose. It’s my favorite flower and they are here and gone so quickly that I’m always on the hunt for a good peony scent.

    • Portia says:

      Peony is so beautiful.
      Superstition holds that gifted Peonies only open if given with love. How cool is that?
      Portia xx

      • Carolyn says:

        I had never heard that…what a lovely superstition! I wonder if peonies would make it in high desert environment? Roses do well here in Santa Fe. March, do you happen to know?

  • Cassieflower says:

    Lancôme Jasmins Marzipan. I think I might need a fb of this. Blooms beautifully for hours, a rarity on my old crocodile skin. And it’s available in 30 ml. And I should do my bit for the economy.

    • AnnieA says:

      Glad it worked on you! I’d tried and liked a couple of other Lancôme Collection perfumes, so I got a decant of Jasmins Marzipan. Sigh. It is time for me to step away from the Big White Flowers as they just don’t work

      • Cassieflower says:

        I see they’ve got a tuberose as well. I am not even going to try to sample it. Way too dangerous. Never met a tuberose I didn’t like.

    • Brigitte says:

      It’s also available in 15 ml 🙂

      • Cassieflower says:

        Listen here you tiny enabler terror. Don’t be filling my head with notions. HA HA HA. Dammit that I can’t have emojis. If I could find 15 ml bottle to buy here I’d be on it like a rash. I just love little bottles. I could buy from online uk store I’m sure but I really want to spend money in my own economy now.

      • Portia says:

        15ml!! You’re singing my song. Do they do the whole line in 15ml? Can I buy a box set?
        Portia xx

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    Lys 41 today. Still raining here and I don’t think of this one as a rainy day scent but it was beside the Organza Indecence I was reaching for and it seemed to just jump up and say ‘pick me, pick me’ so I did. I think it took 4 or 5 years of thinking about it and getting samples of it once a year or so until I finally decided to spring for it. No regrets, I do really love it.

  • Maya says:

    I couldn’t decide what to wear. Then I saw a mention of Penhaligon Ostara. It’s perfect for today.

    • SonomaVelvet says:

      Ostara is a funny one for me, I love to smell it but never seem to wear it. I think it might change a bit on my skin and not appeal as much, I don’t know. I know it’s scarce but I tend to spray it on my bedroom curtains instead and enjoy it immensely for days.

      • Cassieflower says:

        Haha, that’s a new one on me. Sheets, duvets, blankies, pillows, cushions, but I never thought of the curtains.

    • Portia says:

      LOVELY choice Maya,
      I don’t wear mine much either. It got a few wears last spring and then went back in the cupboard.
      Portia xx

  • Carolyn says:

    Well, this is quite the accidental test study in contrasts! I have Nui Cobalt Designs Black Crowned Night Heron on my left wrist, a mix of Labdanum and myrrh, clove-infused tobacco, black tea, skin-warmed Egyptian cotton, and a trace of star anise. It’s incredible and broody and full bottle worthy for me. On my right wrist I have NCD’s Lightening Bug, a very green spring-like scent with angelica, liatrix, and blue salvia gilded with key lime and lemon verbena over green amber, green tea, and cucumber. Vacillating between cucumber and citrus at the moment. I might need more of this for it’s pick-me-up energizing qualities.

    I don’t think I could have picked two perfumes from her Critters collection that are further apart in character.

  • Erica says:

    Just a heads up for those interested … Wik&Co are having 50% off today only on their range. I find longevity an issue with a couple of them – albeit interesting. I purchased Merchant Zorro which is still projecting several hours in. Quite unisex in my opinion.

  • Brigitte says:

    You were right, P. The oils were confiscated lol
    Today going with Sorbetto Rosso Escada for the watermelon note to go with a fresh whole watermelon that I just bought.

  • Portia says:

    Last night I cleaned up my tray. I have 12 50ml bottles open of Serge Lutens that were hiding away that are now on display. Hopefully they’ll get a lot more love now.

    SOTD: SL Five O’clock Gingembre
    My favourite of the line.
    Portia xx

    • Brigitte says:

      I really need to get my nose on that one!! I think I would like it.

    • SonomaVelvet says:

      Well if you keep wearing Brigitte amounts of those 1 ml at a time I will a) be envious of your neighbours and probably b) be bidding against you on eBay for replacements haha

  • Portia says:

    Last night after the talk of Bas de Soie on the Fleur Diamantina post I went looking for my decant. I knew it had about one ml left in it. Well, after I spritzed the one ml I wanted MORE! Ha! So I opened up my bottle and went totally Brigitte on it.
    This morning, about 9 hours later I can still smell soft whiffs of springtime. What a bloody ripper of a fragrance. So cool, calm and collected.

    This morning TinaG is coming over for some tea and sandwiches on her way out to visit family. I’ve given the house a very light going over, lit a candle and percolated some coffee in my Mum’s old Corning Ware pot.
    Then I’ve gone a little apeshit wild with Courtesan by Worth. Fruit juicy musks. So good.
    Portia xx

    • Brigitte says:

      I love that you went Brigitte!!! Life is too short….spray like crazy, I say!!!!!!

    • Cassieflower says:

      Absolutely love the pineapple in Courtrsan. Hope you and Tina enjoy your tea and sarnies. I can’t wait until my friends can visit. There will be lots of beverages! We still can’t travel more than 5 km from home (but that’s if you follow rules to the letter).

  • SonomaVelvet says:

    I’m on my own again today so there’s nothing to stop me from wearing Chamade on one side and Fracas on the other to help me enjoy another rainy day. I wouldn’t say they go together exactly, as in I wouldn’t put one on top of the other but when I huff one side and then the other it’s a very pleasant huffing experience. yup, Fracas and Chamade sitting beside the crackling fire sipping hot cocoa on May 22, watching the snow come down on my tomatoes, sigh.

    • March says:

      Yeah what is UP with this weather, although I’d come sit by you in a heartbeat, I bet you smell delicious.

    • Portia says:

      O M G! You smell amazing SV! What a fabulous contrasting pair. Now I want to try that combo too.
      We are getting pretty cool here too.
      Warm, fragrant hugs ,
      Portia xx

  • Tanja says:

    Chypre Mousse, which today mostly smelled of the bitter chestnut honey I always bought in Tuscany.

    • Portia says:

      Hey Tanja,
      I Chypre Mousse by Oriza L Legrand? Or am I confusing it?
      Portia xx

      • Brigitte says:

        Yes, P, I think it is. Hardly ever see it mentioned these days but it was very popular a while back.

        • Portia says:

          Aha! I love their work. Don’t know if I tried this, or maybe it was the BIG seller of the original line? GRRR! My head is getting less able to remember anything. I think I’m suffering lockdown alzheimers.
          Portia xx

  • Maya says:

    Roja Dove Enslaved. On me, it smells almost identical to Habanita which I am a great fan of. Roja Dove has been pretty much of a disappointment for me and I don’t think his perfumes are worth the price.

    • Portia says:

      Maya,
      You speak for many of us.
      I have found a couple in the lineup to love though. Enslaved even made it to my regular wear tray. It doesn’t smell Habanita exact to me, fortunately.
      Have you ever chatted to Val the Cookie Queen about Roja product. She is really funny.
      Portia xx

  • Eldarwen22 says:

    Today, I am wearing L’heure de Nuit. Not too many people mention it. I find it much easier to wear than L’heure Bleue.

    • Portia says:

      Beautiful Eldarwen22,
      L’heure de Nuit is like a gateway version of L’heure Bleue. All the prettiness and almost none of the urinal cake associations.
      Did you buy a bottle? I did. It so rarely gets used because of the bottle for me. If it came with a simple spritz mechanism I’d be wearing it all the time.
      Portia xx

  • HeidiC says:

    I saw someone mention Osmanthe Yunnan on here recently, and hadn’t worn that in a long time, so I put it on today. Very light, watery floral, like a dewy morning garden. Yesterday, I thunked a sample of Armani Prive Vert Malachite, which was a lot bigger BWF and less vert than I remembered.

    • Portia says:

      Hey HeidiC,
      I freaking LOVE that Vert Malachite bottle. Want it so bad but never seem to walk out of the store with it.
      Portia xx

  • March says:

    We’ve spring a leak in the bathroom upstairs again, water thru the ceiling and we can’t get the main valve to shut off…. good thing I’m wearing MDCI Enlevement au Serail

    • SonomaVelvet says:

      Oh no, I feel your pain. Been through similar. I hope you get it sorted out. Water is such a powerful force in life, we need it for everything but it sure can do a lot of damage in a short period of time if it gets where we don’t want it.

    • Portia says:

      SHIT! So annoying March. We had the dishwasher pipe to the main water outflow go this week and fill up the cupboard under the sink. So I can feel your pain. Though ours was no biggie to fix, yours sounds like it might be a drama.
      HUGS!
      Portia xx

  • Carolyn says:

    Wearing a sample of Desert Fleurissant by Deconstructing Eden this am. I’m so mad at my nose. These days so many things just seem to go pine sol (which I have no tolerance for) on me and I don’t ever remember that happening even just a few years ago. The notes on this are so right up my alley: royal lupine, dry air, desert sage, CA buckwheat, salt grass, scrub oak, smoke, tree blooms. Take about 20 minutes and then whatever note is bothering me starts to wane so I refuse to give up on this one. Any idea what I’m reading as resinous pine?

  • MMKinPA says:

    I did a week (well, mostly) of iris – Hiris, infusion D’Iris (thunked a sample), atelier silver iris, and today Atelier Iris Rebelle. Yesterday iris felt too melancholy for my mood so I wore Chris Rusak Bluer Skies. I think I love iris more intellectually than emotionally…. have a great weekend, all.

    • Portia says:

      Hey there MMKinPA,
      Woo Hoo! Atelier Iris Rebelle is by far my favourite from the line. I love the way it wears for me and kick myself for not buying it when I smelled it a couple of years ago in Selfridge & Co. It had just been released and I thought we still has a supplier here in Oz.
      Your iris week sounds fabulous.
      Portia xx

  • Cinnamon says:

    Been a completely mad day so far, including a visit to the house-house (still gutted, though bathroom floor is in and second steel, to support first floor is as well). So, put on fragrance late. Rooting around the box found a gift from someone I used to work with, an Oudh she brought back from a trip to Pakistan over 10 years ago. I’ve worn this infrequently for no really good reason. It’s still in great shape and it smells beautiful, that rooty, woody, weird resinous smell. Will need to pull this out more often.

  • Cassieflower says:

    A combo of Ylang-Ylang Espresso and Cacao Dreams. Very gourmandish.

  • Brigitte says:

    Al Rehab Empressa perfume oil, a gift from a dear friend. I am trying to concentrate on wearing my oils these days. I probably have 25, including my own blends.

    • Cassieflower says:

      Did you ever try the White Full? Really good, not a million miles off Montale Jasmine Full, and a fraction of the price. See, we’re not perfume snobs.

  • Shiva-woman says:

    Barkhane by Teo Cabanel– wanted a light woodsy amber scent tonight!

  • Erica says:

    Ralph Lauren Safari today. Forgotten how lovely it is.

    • lee says:

      Yes Erica, I’d forgotten too; until you reminded me- it IS a lovely fragrance- I’m going to dig mine out and wear it tomorrow. I love the bottle too..
      Gabrielle for me today- I know it hasn’t had much love in the forums, but I think it’s such a frothy,feminine thing, I just adore it.

      • Brigitte says:

        I have a sample and like it too.

        • Brigitte says:

          A sample of Gabrielle, that is.
          And agreeing that Safari is amazing. I used to wear the pure perfume in the 1990s. GLORIOUS stuff.

          • Erica says:

            Brigitte – I’m a late bloomer to Safari. No reason other than life got in the way of my fragrant pursuits. But very much enjoying it.

      • Erica says:

        Lee, Safari wafted nearly all day with one sptritz! I really can NOT get into Gabrielle! Don’t know why – it just doesn’t do anything for me. Having said that I just purchased No. 5 Premier, Coco Noir and Bois de Isles to round out my Chanel collection. Just waiting delivery….

        • lee says:

          Wowsers Erica, huge perfume envy – you will smell fabulous! I haven’t tried Coco Noir, I used to drench myself in Coco when it was first released, pity my poor fellow workers and the person next to me on the bus, they must have all developed massive headaches.. haven’t worn it for years, might be time to revisit- has it been fiddled with ?
          And Bois des Isles is sooo elegant..