i love l'instant edp. never gets compliments but gets some interesting reactions, such as one lady telling me I smelled like someone she knew decades ago.
― clouds, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 17:56 (five months ago) link
mostly i get guerlain online because i live nowhere good. there's a saks within driving distance but i haven't been yet so i don't know what they have. so far i only know the standard guerlain stuff: vetiver, habit rouge, heritage and modern things like l'instant and homme.
― slugbuggy, Thursday, 5 March 2020 12:41 (four months ago) link
Miller Harris are presenting an online discussion about some of their fragrances - they're flagging them in advance so you can order samples of the fragrances that are being talked about (3 for a tenner, I think). It's one of those things that I ought to do because I don't really have the language to talk about fragrance in a meaningful way but aren't likely to remember to do.
― djh, Saturday, 28 March 2020 15:20 (four months ago) link
I want to make a poll out of this incredible and exhaustive set of perfume reviews.
― k*r*n koltrane (Simon H.), Thursday, 4 June 2020 19:37 (two months ago) link
been wearing habit rouge and guerlain homme l'eau boisee a lot lately
― clouds, Monday, 22 June 2020 02:38 (one month ago) link
guerlain's mitsouko is still the perfume of all time I think
― Dan S, Monday, 22 June 2020 02:43 (one month ago) link
it is intense and nostalgic, with peach and mostly now forbidden oak moss
― Dan S, Monday, 22 June 2020 02:53 (one month ago) link
i have the edt -- my bottle's almost empty, need to get the edp
― clouds, Monday, 22 June 2020 03:24 (one month ago) link
I think vintage Mitsouko EdP is worth seeking out
― Dan S, Monday, 22 June 2020 04:25 (one month ago) link
Vintage Coco is the same way. I like it again but only the old formula.
― felicity, Monday, 22 June 2020 06:08 (one month ago) link
Recently scored some vintage Rive Gauche (in the blue atomizer) and really love it, it's transporting
― Josefa, Monday, 22 June 2020 14:22 (one month ago) link
for a while I had told people that if you can't track down vintage mitsouko then hiram green's shangri-la is a good substitute, but it's been discontinued
― like, I’m eating an elephant head (katherine), Monday, 22 June 2020 15:06 (one month ago) link
have been exploring the Oriza L. Legrand scents:
Vétiver Royal Bourbon is almost too much, very sweet and heavy
Chypre-Mousse is like the bottom of a pile of damp leaves. from what I’ve read it is very much loved. it is intriguing
Relique d’Amour is a dank crypt with lilys laid on top, very extreme. I hated it so much at first, it seemed really harsh, but it has grown on me
Reve d’Ossian is a bone dry incense scent, my favorite of all
― Dan S, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 03:42 (four weeks ago) link
chypre mousse is one of the weirdest things i've ever worn -- can't say i really liked it but i'd try it again
― clouds, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 18:49 (four weeks ago) link
weirdly desperate for perfume these days - like, i crave SCENT as a response to pandemic bullshit. but then the frustration of being unable to go into a shop and sniff vials, not without feeling unsafe. so: ordering various decants in the mail! and trying to appreciate the scents i can find in this sunscorched summer hellscape.
― sean gramophone, Tuesday, 7 July 2020 19:04 (four weeks ago) link
I bought Clinique aromatics, will report back.
― scampos mentis (gyac), Tuesday, 7 July 2020 19:35 (four weeks ago) link