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Post by lynsosaurus » Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:27 pm

Yeah, I like Chanel no. 5 in the sense that it brings back fond memories of elderly relatives. But it is totally not a perfume I would ever wear myself.

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Post by miss deepfreeze » Mon Nov 19, 2007 5:11 pm

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Post by let it ride » Mon Nov 19, 2007 6:16 pm

that one (for her) seems extremely loved by people who "know" perfume.


i have been quite interested by the stella stuff, but the test bottles are always empty whenever i go to have a sniff at it! instead, something like "stunning" by jordan is there to try. yuk.
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Post by Sylvie » Mon Nov 19, 2007 7:53 pm

teecue wrote:i hope stella brings out more fragrances, as her products are all fairly ethical in terms of being animal cruelty and GMO free and mostly organic as far as i know.
I would be careful as Gucci own 100% rights to Stella McCartney's perfumes. They also own 50% of her fashion brand, which is a bit hypocritical considering they've not been against using leather and fur in the past. Gucci own tons of other brands and perfumes - they're like Arcadia, which makes me suspicious.
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Post by miss deepfreeze » Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:10 am

oh, i know! i'm so sick of it! i find it pretty easy to stick to cosmetics from companies that don't have any questionable backing/practices, but perfume is so hard.

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Post by Miss 9 » Thu May 08, 2008 9:30 pm

I bought Chanel No. 5 for my mom for Mother's Day, it's her favorite because she's a mother. My sister (who has a baby) wanted that Britney Spears perfume. She already has at least two kinds - the one that literally smells like cotton candy and the other, less shitty one that still smells very sugary. I got her makeup brushes instead.

I bought Perfumes: The Guide for myself because I wanted it. It has reviews of over 1,200 perfumes and I am excited! It also has advice on how to pick a scent and gives scientific facts and stuff! Like I said, excited!
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Post by let it ride » Thu May 08, 2008 10:07 pm

Is that the one by Chandler Burr?

I'm probably one step down from Ubergirlygirl (which I think is more super sugary Britney/Jordan/Jade Goody territory) but still pretty uncool in my perfume choices as I like really light, fruity scents (I use, ahem, Be delicious by DKNY and Fresh White Linen by Estée Lauder (love love love) and sometimes Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden because I got it from Jonny's mum and it does smell nice) but I really want the Chloé perfume. It smells lovely.
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Post by Miss 9 » Thu May 08, 2008 10:28 pm

It's by Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, and it's fairly newish.

My main fragrance is Romance by Ralph Lauren which smells like the commerical - black and white, fields, flowy dresses and swings and handsome men and flowing, loose hair. And frolicking.
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Post by obo-bobolina » Fri May 09, 2008 1:41 pm

I wore Romance for ages but then decided it was simply too heavy for me and in recent years I've stuck to light fragrances really. I have a couple by Ghost - Deep Night (the purple moon shaped bottle) and Summer Flirt (the orange moon shaped bottle). I also have a gorgeous (which for me means pretty fruity/sugary but not sickly) alcohol free fragrance which I adore. It's Petits Et Maman by Bulgari.
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Post by beanseal » Fri May 09, 2008 3:34 pm

I alternate between Marc Jacobs Rain and Ivy. I picked up Ivy when I was last in New York and I've worn it almost everyday since. Wish they came in smaller bottles though (I would love to be able to keep it in my bag).

Chanel Mademoiselle is so lovely too!

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Post by Miss 9 » Sun May 11, 2008 3:47 am

Book here today! Love it! Some of the reviews are hilarious.
CK IN2U Her: OMG PU. Insanely strong fruit meets insanely strong woody amber. KTHXBYE.

CK IN2U His: IM IN UR BOTTLE BORIN UR GF.
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Post by RITH » Sat May 17, 2008 7:54 pm

What about fragrances for men? Should we just stay away from it, or is it actually nice?

I like Davidoff's Silver Shadow, but not the new Silver Shadow Altitude. A bottle costs a stupid € 70,- and that made me decide I'll smell like myself and cheap deodorant for a little while longer.

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Post by let it ride » Sat May 17, 2008 8:07 pm

I can't think of any particular ones that are specifically nice, but I think less is ALWAYS more in this case. The worst thing I know is guys who put on a litre of way too heavy cologne. Bleurgh. You can smell them five blocks away. It's like old ladies who drench themselves in it who you have to sit next to on the bus.

Personally I prefer lighter scents over really heavy ones. So yes. That's my rather pointless advice.

I bet Miss 9 has good advice from her awesome book.
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Post by Miss 9 » Sun May 18, 2008 4:58 am

I do! According to my book, the best masculines are:

Azzaro pour Homme
Beyond Paradise Men
Cool Water (also by Davidoff, but I have teenage assocations with it because it was popular at my high school)
Derby
Eau de Guerlain
Habit Rouge
New York
Ormonde Men
Pour Monsieur
Timbuktu

The best feminine fragrances for men are:

1000
Aprés l'Ondée
Arpége
Bandit
Caléche
Diorella
Dzing!
Jicky (I really want to see what this one is like, partly for the hilarious name and partly because it's been in existence since 1889)
Mitsouko
Tommy Girl

They suggest when sampling, bring an old paperback and spray the test swatches (only 3 or 4 at a time), smell 'em, stick 'em in different pages of the book and give it 20 minutes and smell them again.
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Post by My Melody » Sun May 18, 2008 2:49 pm

Miss 9 wrote: They suggest when sampling, bring an old paperback and spray the test swatches (only 3 or 4 at a time), smell 'em, stick 'em in different pages of the book and give it 20 minutes and smell them again.
Thanks for sharing this! That's a very clever idea.

With perfum I have the problem that I get bored of one scent very easily and then I buy other ones and then the first ones go off because I can't use so much. I bought Clinique Happy and Happy Heart three years ago or so. I should really chuck those ones out...
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Post by Miss 9 » Wed May 21, 2008 5:49 am

How do you guys feel about Ghost? I had a tiny bottle as part of a set for Christmas ('06!) and am just now running out. (Deep Night was also in the set but I lost it somewhere along the line. I think my mom has it.)

I love it, I've never smelled anything like it. The sample was an eau de toilette and is very rose-y and floral but...different somehow. I can't explain it. For some reason it's definitely a night scent for me.
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Post by cuppie » Wed May 21, 2008 6:39 am

Miss 9 wrote:Book here today! Love it! Some of the reviews are hilarious.
CK IN2U Her: OMG PU. Insanely strong fruit meets insanely strong woody amber. KTHXBYE.

CK IN2U His: IM IN UR BOTTLE BORIN UR GF.
Tell me your perfumes and I will copy the reviews for your pleasure because I am weird.
Me next! I wear Eternity Moment and Calvin Klein Summer, and then some stuff from Fragonard because I'm a fancy lady.

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Post by Miss 9 » Wed May 21, 2008 6:51 am

Summer is not listed, but of Eternity they say:
I have always felt that Eternity wa a copy of something not worth copying, Jardins de Bagatelle. Smelling them together now, I see why JdB, though arguably etter, was a flop and Eternity a success. They are both unpleasantly screechy and soapy, but at least Eternity does not pretend to be demure.
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Don't feel bad though, they seem to hate all florals in general, I suspect because they are crazy and way into old-lady musks. They really rip on Floris, for instance, and Cefiro is one of my favorites. They give it 3 of 5 stars. Whateves, I say.

I still love this book, I'm learning new words like "top notes" and "chypres."
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Post by cuppie » Wed May 21, 2008 7:13 am

Dang them, I say. My gammy has been wearing regular Eternity since before I can remember and the smell, combined with Dove soap, is her signature sniff and it's very nice. I don't think Summer smells anything like it, but I love it. What are chypres?

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Post by Lolita » Wed May 21, 2008 7:32 am

That sounds like a very entertaining and informative book.

Currently I'm wearing Juicy Couture and Burberry London. I'm a fan of heavier, muskier scents, so I was excited when I just got the Burberry for my birthday, I've been wanting it for ages. I do like my lighter Juicy Couture though, for the majority of occasions. And to think, I only started wearing real perfume about a year or two ago. I guess two, I was probably 18 when I started wearing them. I guess its a good thing though, I don't have any embarrassing perfume bottles in my past.

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