POSTED: Sat, 04/18/2009 - 3:36pm

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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POSTED: Thu, 01/29/2015 - 6:31pm

My Favourite

Is off the market...again.Second time Diorella has vanished.Have been wearing Crystal by Chanel.Quite sophisticated.


POSTED: Wed, 01/28/2015 - 12:56pm

Recent Scent.

I was at my local drugstore and saw some little after Christmas perfume stocking stuffers. I purchased Elizabeth Arden's Red Door and it is amazing! After losing my long time favorite Fendi, I've been bouncing from scent to scent. But Red Door is my new favorite!


POSTED: Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:04pm

Red Door is...

...a beautiful scent. So well crafted. AngelaR, where did you find Bonne Bell Skin Musk? I've found the Prince Matchabelli version on Amazon and the Parfums de Coeur (?) version in the drugstore, but never the original Bonne Bell. I'd love to smell the original! I hear it's so much better than the ones that replaced it.--Carol


POSTED: Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:24pm

Bonne Bell

Alas, they don't make the Bonne Bell version any longer. The Prince Matchabelli version smells sort of similar, but only lasts for maybe an hour. It's always sad when a fragrance you loved is discontinued. But I am indeed enjoying the Red Door! I'm going to see if I can grab some more of those little gift bags of it.


POSTED: Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:39pm

Back to a classic

I'm a scent junkie and I felt compelled to go back in time a bit. I picked up a bottle of Skin by Bonne Bell, and it smells exactly the same. I felt like I was in middle school.


POSTED: Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:06pm

Vintage scents

I can be stuck in the past when it comes to scents, AngelaR. I've recently started using vintage Chanel No 5 cologne (the cologne hasn't been produced in years) that I bought on ebay, and I know what you mean. I am transported back 30 or 40 years. I can't stop sniffing my wrist when I wear it. It is so different from the current No 5 varieties, and so much more beautiful.


POSTED: Tue, 08/19/2014 - 8:10pm

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.)


POSTED: Mon, 05/19/2014 - 8:12am


.....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!


POSTED: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 2:17pm

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 - 6:14pm

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 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!


POSTED: Sat, 05/17/2014 - 11:16am

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


POSTED: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 2:47am

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.


POSTED: Tue, 04/29/2014 - 2:12am


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


POSTED: Wed, 01/01/2014 - 5:23pm

The Classic!

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


POSTED: Fri, 01/10/2014 - 12:27pm

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


POSTED: Fri, 01/03/2014 - 12:25am

Hi Sophie

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


POSTED: Tue, 01/14/2014 - 1:45am

That is so funny!

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


POSTED: Tue, 01/14/2014 - 8:17am


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


POSTED: Tue, 01/14/2014 - 10:31pm

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


POSTED: Wed, 01/15/2014 - 7:32am

Body chemistry

I have told this story 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.


POSTED: Wed, 01/15/2014 - 1:44pm


I love that story!


POSTED: Fri, 12/06/2013 - 8:29pm

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


POSTED: Sat, 12/07/2013 - 3:55pm

Hi Carol

Allergies develop over time.You might want to look at dragonfly dreaming products.They are friendly to people with scent 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


POSTED: Mon, 12/09/2013 - 5:13pm

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


POSTED: Sat, 11/23/2013 - 8:45am

My new favourite

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria 'Nerolia Bianca'


POSTED: Sat, 11/23/2013 - 5:44pm

You know this means

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


POSTED: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 6:18pm

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.


POSTED: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 5:38pm

Bath by Bobbi Brown

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


POSTED: Thu, 11/21/2013 - 9:18am

hi mollie!!

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


POSTED: Sat, 11/02/2013 - 2:44pm


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


POSTED: Sun, 09/29/2013 - 8:48pm


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.


POSTED: Mon, 11/04/2013 - 5:22pm

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


POSTED: Fri, 09/20/2013 - 8:21pm

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


POSTED: Fri, 09/20/2013 - 9:10pm

Welcome Amy

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


POSTED: Wed, 09/25/2013 - 6:03pm

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


POSTED: Sat, 09/14/2013 - 6:42am

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.


POSTED: Sun, 09/15/2013 - 2:50pm


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


POSTED: Sun, 09/15/2013 - 4:55pm


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.


POSTED: Sun, 09/15/2013 - 4:08am


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


POSTED: Sun, 09/15/2013 - 7:12am


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 !


POSTED: Sun, 09/15/2013 - 7:12am


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 - 7:49pm

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.


POSTED: Sun, 09/08/2013 - 12:40am

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? ;)


POSTED: Sat, 09/07/2013 - 6:25pm


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


POSTED: Wed, 09/18/2013 - 12:03am

Perfumed oils

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


POSTED: Mon, 09/16/2013 - 8:47pm

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


POSTED: Wed, 09/04/2013 - 10:42am

I wear "Black Jade" by Lubin

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


POSTED: Sat, 09/07/2013 - 5:50pm

Hello and Welcome

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


POSTED: Sat, 09/07/2013 - 5:49pm

Hello and Welcome

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


POSTED: Wed, 09/04/2013 - 10:40am

I wear "Black Jade" by Lubin

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


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