STYLE TALK

annik

POSTED: Sat, 04/18/2009 - 4:36pm

What fragrance do you wear?

Share your favorite brand, a story about the first time you wore it, the person who first gave it to you....
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cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 08/19/2014 - 9:10pm

No. 19 today

In honor of Coco Chanel's birthday today (Aug 19), I spritzed on some Chanel No. 19. (Actually, I used one spray into a handful of unscented moisturizer this morning after my shower. Gives a nice, light scent that I seem to be able to tolerate these days.)

kb1957

POSTED: Mon, 05/19/2014 - 9:12am

fragrance

.....I like my Guerlain fragrance, L'heure Blue and I also like Chanel's Eau Premiere.....also Nina Ricci's Premier Jour, although that is getting difficult to find in the states. I still wear musk on occasion.....(a throw back to the 70's when I came of age)........just so soft and clean and not overpowering! Happy Monday Girls!

kit

POSTED: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:17pm

I could never find a fragrance...

Whenever someone wore a fragrance I liked, I would try out the scent in the store, but it never seemed right on me. Recently, I tried and actually purchased Dolce and Gabbana Light Blue. Not heavy or cloying, refreshing and flowery!

Bella koma

POSTED: Fri, 05/16/2014 - 7:14pm

Same here!

Hi Kit, I had to comment, because I have the same issue! Have tried and tried to find a signature fragrance...when I was younger, Safari, by Lauren was my favorite, and I had numerous compliments! But it has been discontinued...to my sadness! So, have been on the prowl...and recently tried Light Blue for spring. Love this! Now, I just have begun using it, but I like it although I have not had any compliments YET so I do hope it smells nice on me!

kit

POSTED: Sat, 05/17/2014 - 12:16pm

Same here!!

Hello Bella koma. Sorry they discontinued the fragrance that you liked. I had a favorite shade of lipstick that really worked for me(same issue as with fragrance)that Revlon discontinued. I'm glad you like the Light Blue, as I do, and I'm sure it does smell nice on you. I haven't had any compliments either. I just spray a little on a tissue and dab it. The direct spray leaves me drowning in it. Hope you continue to enjoy it!! Tina

meneia

POSTED: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:47am

Still Dyptique

I've been wearing Do Son by Diptyque for many years now. I'm cracking open a new bottle tomorrow as the previous one has just run out. My mum bought me my first bottle from London, as tuberoses are my favourite flower. Fortunately I can buy it in Australia now.

MollyA

POSTED: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:12am

Kai

The scent has a lovely mix of gardenia, coconut oil and lemongrass

Sophie

POSTED: Wed, 01/01/2014 - 6:23pm

The Classic!

My favorite is Chanel No. 5. Really! It is not overpowering and I never get tired of it.

cwlorente

POSTED: Fri, 01/10/2014 - 1:27pm

Me, too.

I've used #5 for--gulp--50 years, with forays into Coco and #19 (and lately, L'Occitane). Which formulation of #5 do you love the most? I want to own the parfum someday, but have to save my pennies. I used the bath soap for the first time today and am curious to see how long the fragrance lasts. As noted below, I'm starting to have allergy and migraine problems by all fragrances, so thought I'd experiment with scented soap.--Carol

JSB

POSTED: Fri, 01/03/2014 - 1:25am

Hi Sophie

Happy new Year.A lovely ,classic fragrance ...that smells like Raid on me.LOL.

snorklee

POSTED: Tue, 01/14/2014 - 2:45am

That is so funny!

Rive Gauche smells like Raid on me. Isn't that weird?

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 01/14/2014 - 9:17am

CrazyBodyChemistry

Funny that.And that is why Ialways try on scent.oxo

cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 01/14/2014 - 11:31pm

Menopause body chemistry

Isn't that just so odd how that works? I used to wear Cristalle every summer until it was reformulated a few years back. Now it smells like a totally different fragrance on me, and I can't bear it. Coco has a bug spray beginning, too, but if you're patient, that fades into a warm, wonderful, Oriental spice. But Shalimar on me is just unbearable. I've heard perfumistas say that if you like Coco, you'll love Shalimar, but not the case here. A few months ago, a coworker of mine--a beautiful, white-haired, dark-eyed woman who always is just so pulled together and elegant--told me she loved Maja perfume, so naturally I wanted to try it, too. I couldn't wash it off fast enough.--Carol

JSB

POSTED: Wed, 01/15/2014 - 8:32am

Body chemistry

I have told this story before...one day long ago,my friend and I,visited a parfumerie in Montreal.We went because her signature fragrance did not smell good on her anymore.We spent hours .she tried on almost every perfume in the shop.Nothing was right on her.He finally said to her"My dear,you are pregnant"She said absolutely not.A short time later,you guessed it,she found out she was pregnant.We rushed back to tell him he was right.

cwlorente

POSTED: Wed, 01/15/2014 - 2:44pm

!

I love that story!

cwlorente

POSTED: Fri, 12/06/2013 - 9:29pm

I've been having

so much trouble with fragrances this fall. I've always been very sensitive to scent. Most perfumes have make me break out in hives or have sneezing fits, but now migraines also tend to follow. For most of my life, I've been able to use Chanel 5 and Coco and some perfume oils without too much trouble, but lately the 5 has started to bother me, and I can use only a small amount of Coco. Recently, I bought Ambre by L'Occitane and love it; although it's just a tad on the sweet side, at least it doesn't send me into paroxysms of sneezing. Today I bought Amber perfume oil (I really like amber) by Nemat. Only $20, and I didn't sneeze or break out in hives or get a headache all day. I also tested the Pacifica French Lilac (and others) today, and, while the lilac was just so so nice, it was not going to friendly to me. Darn. It is truly a lovely lilac, for those of you who love lilac.--Carol

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 12/07/2013 - 4:55pm

Hi Carol

Allergies develop over time.You might want to look at dragonfly dreaming products.They are friendly to people with scent sensitivities.website www.dragonflydreaming.com. They are a Canadian company but I am pretty sure they ship wherever one might wish.I use Aphrodite scent.I often wear it to work(hospital)and nobody has ever complained.Sometimes scents give me a headache and this never ever bothers me.Good luck, oxo

cwlorente

POSTED: Mon, 12/09/2013 - 6:13pm

Thank you again, Jean.

I will add Dragonfly to my list of scents to try. I just looked at their web site. I neglected to check whether they sell samples, so I'll look into that. Thank you! Carol

Marilyn

POSTED: Sat, 11/23/2013 - 9:45am

My new favourite

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria 'Nerolia Bianca'

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 11/23/2013 - 6:44pm

You know this means

A trip to Sephorao to have a sniff of this.oxo

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 7:18pm

Since my all time fav

is off the market again,I am wearing Chanel Crystalle.I do hope they bring back Diorella,it has been my signature for years.

MollyA

POSTED: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 6:38pm

Bath by Bobbi Brown

Trying it out for first time this autumn and like it!

kb1957

POSTED: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 10:18am

hi mollie!!

....that sounds nice to me.....it's name leads me to believe it must have a really clean smell! Must look for this one, Mollie......Enjoy! Kathleen xo

cwlorente

POSTED: Sat, 11/02/2013 - 3:44pm

L'Occitane

I have always been a Chanel girl, as I've discussed before. But I just went through a period of migraines, and fragrance seems to make them so much worse. I really like fragrance, however, so I did some research and decided to perhaps try something more organic/natural. I decided on Ambre by L'Occitane (very like Coco). And of course just when I fall in love with it and buy a bottle, I learn the company is discontinuing it (again). Now I have to decide if I can afford to go buy another bottle as a backup. Anyway, this is a heads-up to other Ambre fans: the local shop had only three bottles left when I arrived, and they were put away in a drawer. Good thing I asked for it. (The web site still has some available, but again, you have to do a search for it; it doesn't appear as part of the selections.) -- Carol

mclinorama

POSTED: Sun, 09/29/2013 - 9:48pm

Fragrances

More from me the newbie! You all are going to start throwing things at your computer as soon as my name pops up on your computer! I love Indian Coconut by Pacifica. It is inexpensive, environmentally friendly and smells divine if you love coconut. Plus, it is not overpowering and generally can be worn in places that are typically not fragrance friendly (I was working with nurses and doctors for awhile and it was the only thing I could wear that wouldn't be noticed). For me it invokes images of sensual summer, carefree toes stretching in the white sands of the beach, and warmth.

cwlorente

POSTED: Mon, 11/04/2013 - 6:22pm

Nice to know

that about Pacifica, mclinorama. I just learned about them and want to check them out the next time I go to Whole Foods. -- Carol

sissonne

POSTED: Fri, 09/20/2013 - 9:21pm

Annick Goutal - Le Chevrefeuille

It's my absolute favorite. It was actually sent to me as a sample in an order and I've been wearing it ever since. Sadly, we can't get it in the US anymore and I'm hoping that's only temporary (I hear it may be). I bought the last two bottles Nordstrom had in the whole company and had my stepdaughter bring a stash back from her study abroad semester in Strasbourg! I also love Chanel No. 5, but typically for evening or when it's cooler outside. Nice to meet you all! Amy

JSB

POSTED: Fri, 09/20/2013 - 10:10pm

Welcome Amy

Thanks for joining us.isn't it frustrating when a favourite product is discontinued!!hope to chat with you soon,again. Jean

sissonne

POSTED: Wed, 09/25/2013 - 7:03pm

Thank you, Jean!

Thank you so much for your kind welcome, Jean. I thought it was high time I joined the community. Yes, very frustrating indeed when a favorite is discontinued. It always seems to happen to me with fragrances especially, though I've been lucky in the past. I'll just have to encourage my husband to take more business trips to France. In Paris, there's an Annick Goutal on every corner it seems! Best to you. Amy

MollyA

POSTED: Sat, 09/14/2013 - 7:42am

Jo Malone's "Orange Blossom"

in love with the "Orange Blossom" by Jo Malone..which the store clerk told me is what Kate Middleton wore @ her wedding to Prince William.

snorklee

POSTED: Sun, 09/15/2013 - 3:50pm

Samples

Hi Mollie, I just discovered I can get samples of Orange Blossom, on Amazon for $3.99. I can't wait to try it! :)

MollyA

POSTED: Sun, 09/15/2013 - 5:55pm

Deb!

Wow! For $3.99 you can go wrong and I can't wait to hear how YOU like it. If you decide its for you also ava in the small "traveler" bottle size -- enough for the season and maybe two.

Marilyn

POSTED: Sun, 09/15/2013 - 5:08am

Mollie

If you like the 'Orange Blossom' you might like the Guerlain Aqua Allegoria 'Nerolia Bianca' as it is orange blossom based.

MollyA

POSTED: Sun, 09/15/2013 - 8:12am

Marilyn!!

Marilyn, I will have to scent test Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria 'Nerolia Bianca". I'm a Guerlain gal too, and it's fun finding and trying on some new fragrance, that I've not tried before. Thanks !

MollyA

POSTED: Sun, 09/15/2013 - 8:12am

Marilyn!!

Marilyn, I will have to scent test Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria 'Nerolia Bianca". I'm a Guerlain gal too, and it's fun finding and trying on some new fragrance, that I've not tried before. Thanks !

Marie Leppard

POSTED: Sat, 09/07/2013 - 8:49pm

What Fragrance Do You Wear

My favourite fragrance is Capri Forget Me Not by Carthusia, but sadly it's not available in Canada. It's a wonderful scent that takes me back to Italy every time.

Naja

POSTED: Sun, 09/08/2013 - 1:40am

Marie Leppard

Hi, Marie! My favorite one of all times is Carthusia's "Via Camerelle" . I also adore "Aria di Capri" and "Mediterraneo". Try their own website to order yours from there. They send worldwide! An alternative solution would be for you to go back there and stock up! Isn't such a precious perfume a great excuse? ;)

Ronda47

POSTED: Sat, 09/07/2013 - 7:25pm

Patchouli

I'm allergic to cologne/perfume, so I use natural patchouli oil or balm.

Naja

POSTED: Wed, 09/18/2013 - 1:03am

Perfumed oils

Yes, Ronda! We are all ears: tell-tell-tell which perfumed oils you use.

cwlorente

POSTED: Mon, 09/16/2013 - 9:47pm

Hi, Ronda.

I'd be very interested in hearing about the perfumed oils you use. I also am very sensitive to perfumes. I have almost always used Chanels because for some reason, they don't cause me to break out in hives (although they can cause full-blown migraines if I use them when I have a headache). I have stuck mostly to Chanel No 5, 19, and Coco. (5 and Coco can bother me sometimes, too, though.) I used perfumed oils, mostly Aveda, for years. I recently bought another bottle of one of my then-favorites, but the formulation had changed, and I really didn't like the new one. What brands do you use? Where do you buy them? -- Carol

pegster2pink

POSTED: Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:42am

I wear "Black Jade" by Lubin

I wear "Black Jade" by Lubin and Dior's "New Look 1947" Parfum

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 09/07/2013 - 6:50pm

Hello and Welcome

Glad you joined the conversation.Thanks for giving us some new fragrances to try.Please post again soon. Jean

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 09/07/2013 - 6:49pm

Hello and Welcome

Glad you joined the conversation.Thanks for giving us some new fragrances to try.Please post again soon. Jean

pegster2pink

POSTED: Wed, 09/04/2013 - 11:40am

I wear "Black Jade" by Lubin

I wear "Black Jade" by Lubin and Dior's "New Look 1947" Parfum

Marilyn

POSTED: Wed, 09/04/2013 - 2:59am

Guerlain

I'm wearing their Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Biance. Lovely.

cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 09/03/2013 - 4:36pm

No 19 Poudre

While at the Chanel counter today, I spritzed on some No. 19 Poudre, the new incarnation of No. 19 (which I love and have been wearing almost exclusively this summer). The Poudre seems a little sweeter and more powdery than 19, not as sharp. It dried down very quickly and remained very light. When I got home, I found I'd won a sample of this on ebay, so I will be trying it out more in the coming days. I'm not sure I would buy a bottle, though; it smells just like the scent my aunt wore her entire life. I loved my aunt, so there's nothing negative there; it's just that it seems like it's "her" scent, you know? Not mine. --Carol

coco1960

POSTED: Thu, 07/11/2013 - 9:05am

A new fragrance to check out..oh my !

A couple of weeks ago I purchased my Chanel lip gloss and nail polish and the sales girl gave me a couple of Chanel perfume samples. One of the samples was Coco Mademoiselle. I received several complements on it so it will be added to the list. I'm still a Cristalle girl but you can never have enough Chanel ! lol I agree with Mairi about a perfume having a history and Guerlain's AA line is at the top of my list (right after vacation ). Jean how are the samples from Floris ? xo

MollyA

POSTED: Fri, 07/12/2013 - 7:50am

Guerlain's AA line

Grateful to discover Guerlain Aqua Allegoria line and love these very summery scents. Since I would I only allow myself one it was tough to decide as I liked Herba Fresca and Mandarine Basilique.

MollyA

POSTED: Fri, 07/12/2013 - 7:49am

Guerlain's AA line

Grateful to discover Guerlain Aqua Allegoria line and love these very summery scents. Since I would I only allow myself one it was tough to decide as I liked Herba Fresca and Mandarine Basilique.

Kimberly

POSTED: Tue, 07/09/2013 - 1:05pm

Ellen Tracy

I recently picked up some light fragrances by Ellen Tracy. They are the kind you can throw in your purse and put on your wrists. Nothing major but a change, nonetheless.


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