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Post by lynsosaurus » Sun Sep 30, 2007 20:05

Ooh, I'm all excited. There was some perfume that I used to wear and had kind of forgotten about, and I saw it today when I was wandering around town. It was in a gift set kind of thing with some scented shower milk, and the whole set was only £10! Anyway, it's an older Diesel fragrance (not the new one, which has just been released and is a lot more expensive).

I'm also partial to Chanel (Allure or Chance) and Clinique Happy Heart. The Clinique one is perfect for daytime wear, but the two Chanel ones are a bit heavier and are more evening ones, if that makes sense. This Diesel one is lovely and light and will be perfect for wearing day-to-day.

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Post by cuppie » Sun Sep 30, 2007 20:15

i've been wearing eternity summer for the past few months. however, it's almost october and i don't feel right about wearing anything with summer right there in the title when it's getting nipply outside. i'll stick it in the back of the fridge and hopefully it won't have evaporated by next may or so. i still have the majority of a bottle of this stuff i got at a perfume factory in the south of france 3 years ago. it's called belle du nuit. stupid name but it smells like happiness.

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Post by let it ride » Sun Sep 30, 2007 20:38

I used to wear this fragrance called, er, Unzipped when I was 14. It was SO lovely but got discontinued.

Then I started using Puma Jamaica, which was the same as Unzipped mainly: Citrusy, light, fresh. I hate overpowering scents.

Then I got Amor Amor by Cacharel this winter, and it is great for winter and evenings, but for day I wanted something lighter.

I read this thing in a magazine where some perfume expert said that the most important thing is to completely disregard name, bottle, brand etc. And I tend to be a bit swayed by the ads etc.

So, despite knowing it at least used to be very popular, I thought 'Fuck it' and bought Be Delicious by DKNY (the green one) which I have wanted FOREVER.

And it smells apple-y and light and not at all too sickly sweet which I what I hate (and sort of imagine Tara Reid to be drenched in before one of her black-out nights.)

Amor Amor is great for evening though, still. I like that sort of thing in winter.

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Post by ariettyspaghetti » Sun Sep 30, 2007 20:48

I'm at the bottom of my bottle. Need to consider getting some more perfume. I quite like Very Irresistible. I tried some cherry perfume on at the weekend, and could hardly breathe for the next few hours, it was so strong!
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Post by stolenwine » Mon Oct 01, 2007 00:20

are you supposed to store it in the fridge? i have a few bottles of different stuff and i just put 'em in a drawer or cupboard. i wonder if they've gone stale, as i haven't worn most of them for ages!

my favourite one right now is miracle by lancome.

lyns, what was the one you were wearing when you were here? i think it was a chanel one? that one was lovely!

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Post by lynsosaurus » Mon Oct 01, 2007 00:27

I never store my perfume anywhere other than in a drawer or on top of my dresser. It always seems fine, but then I rarely have any for more than a year and a half.

stolenwine, it was Chanel Chance I was wearing. I love that shit.

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Post by whininggirl » Wed Oct 03, 2007 17:06

I'm a BPAL girl myself (http://www.blackphoenixalchemylab.com/welcome.html).

I have like 10 tiny vials of perfume I bought on the internet to try and I love them all.

Strong stuff though, but I like musky vanilla perfumes.

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Post by llamawench » Sat Oct 06, 2007 09:45

I'm a Charlie Red girl. Have been since I was 16. I briefly wore Poison and Red Door, but found them WAY too heavy. I also like the Body Shop's Vanilla perfume oil and Avon's Soft Musk. Though I do prefer the vanilla just on a tissue or cotton ball in the corner of my drawer, makes my clothes smell beautiful.
Ideally I want L'heure blu but its so damn expensive and I like to wear my perfume every day, its my little thing I do for myself. Anais Anais is similar and lovely too, but I'm yet to own it. I dont even know if you can get it anymore, but Coty's Ghost Myst was stunning.
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Post by llamawench » Sat Oct 06, 2007 09:46

I'm a Charlie Red girl. Have been since I was 16. I briefly wore Poison and Red Door, but found them WAY too heavy. I also like the Body Shop's Vanilla perfume oil and Avon's Soft Musk. Though I do prefer the vanilla just on a tissue or cotton ball in the corner of my drawer, makes my clothes smell beautiful.
Ideally I want L'heure blu but its so damn expensive and I like to wear my perfume every day, its my little thing I do for myself. Anais Anais is similar and lovely too, but I'm yet to own it. I dont even know if you can get it anymore, but Coty's Ghost Myst was stunning.
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Post by sarahluv » Sat Oct 06, 2007 20:01

agent provocateur. the only perfume i've ever worn which has elicited comments from people everytime i've worn it.

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Post by saviourette » Fri Nov 02, 2007 13:37

hmmm i've been using the same tiny bottle of body shop's white musk for quite a while. it was a gift, it kind of became default because i'm too intimidated to go try and pick out one for myself. but! it was a perfect choice.

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Post by Joanne » Sat Nov 10, 2007 21:10

I have for the first time almost reached the end of a bottle of perfume and next I'm going to ask for (because buying perfume for myself - like buying silver jewellery too - just seems frivolous) some Miss Dior because it is yum.

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Post by let it ride » Sun Nov 11, 2007 00:43

I want two of the bottles from the series where you mix and layer different scents from the body shop. I think I'll wish for it for Christmas!

I've realised I don't want people to think "She wears a great perfume", I prefer it when it's so light the person doesn't know if it's a great shampoo or conditioner or body lotion or something like that.

Very natural.

I hate hate hate overpowering old lady stuff, it makes me nose run and my eyes all teary.
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Post by mutantchoux » Sun Nov 11, 2007 01:39

Thanks to this thread (and having to explain the relative ages of Elizabeth Arden scent wearers to Snork the Perfume n00b) I've come to the realisation that I know far too much about perfume.


Thanks Anorak.


That was a sarcastic thanks, by the way.

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Post by Sylvie » Tue Nov 13, 2007 17:04

I haven't bought perfume in about ten years -I'm not sure why . I'm thinking of asking for some at Christmas (or treating myself considering I have £18 on my Boots card). I haven't been to smell any yet, but I'm drawn to two because of their packaging. Typical!

Chanel no 5 (I really want this to smell good)
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Post by Woodbine » Wed Nov 14, 2007 19:47

I'd stay away from the Chanel no. 5 if I were you, if my memory serves me well it's pretty mumsy and overpowering, despite its iconic status. And this is coming from someone who quite likes overpowering perfumes.

My favourites are Angel, Versace Jeans Couture, Hugo Boss Intense, Pure Poison (nothing like its horrible sister perfume) and good old XS Pour Elle if I'm feeling cheap. I normally like Nina Ricci perfumes too.
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Post by let it ride » Wed Nov 14, 2007 20:46

yup, i agree. i really wanted to love chanel no 5 because it is such a classic, but it was definitely not for me either.
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Post by sarahluv » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:19

i love chanel no 5. i don't care if it is mumsy.

i wear agent provocateur, which is apparently mumsy too.

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Post by humblebee » Thu Nov 15, 2007 10:49

I love Channel 5. Is that any use?

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Post by Sylvie » Sun Nov 18, 2007 11:26

Woodbine wrote:I'd stay away from the Chanel no. 5 if I were you, if my memory serves me well it's pretty mumsy and overpowering, despite its iconic status. And this is coming from someone who quite likes overpowering perfumes.
We went perfume shopping yesterday. One sniff of Chanel no.5 and I'd given up on it. You were nearly right about it being mumsy - I'd have said more of a grandmother's scent. The woman on the counter (House of Fraser) said there's a new no.5 coming out next year which is a bit lighter. I think it's called no.5 premiere or something.

I decided to try the other Chanel perfumes and ended up buying Coco Mademoiselle, which smells wonderful. It also comes in the same bottle as Chanel no.5, but the perfume is pale pink, which I think I might actually prefer. I got the 50ml version as I wanted the square bottle and the 35ml is rectangular. I keep getting it out of the box to admire it.

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