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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JSB

POSTED: Sun, 05/17/2015 - 10:44pm

Bissous

Thanks my friends for your kind words.oxo

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:18pm

Oh my!

I went out and bought Cristalle by Chanel.Love it......fresh,sophisticated and very grown up.Cost the earth but I am worth it.

kit

POSTED: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:58pm

Enjoy!!

And yes you are worth it!!

cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 05/12/2015 - 2:55pm

Good for you.

Yes, Jean, you _are_worth it. -- Carol

kit

POSTED: Thu, 04/23/2015 - 10:17pm

Am I the only one?

Who doesn't like to spray on perfume. I wear D and G Light Blue. It's light and pleasant. Here I go..in the old days, perfume came in a bottle with a stopper to apply a dab to the neck/wrist. All the perfumes I've seen come as sprays. To avoid over-doing it, I spray a little on a cotton ball and dab. Maybe it's just me..

cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:50pm

I always do this!

Sprays just blast out way too much for me, so I started using the cotton round to apply perfume when Chanel stopped making Coco in the splash bottle.

kit

POSTED: Tue, 04/28/2015 - 9:09pm

Thanks Jean and Carol,

I feel better now. Glad I'm not alone!

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:46pm

You are not alone

Much prefer to dab a little on my pulse points.It is such a feminine activity.I like your idea and will of course steal it.oxo

kit

POSTED: Sun, 04/26/2015 - 12:41pm

Yes it is feminine.

I never thought about it that way. I used to pretend I was putting on perfume watching my mom dab on her Chanel 5. I can't wear a lot of fragrances but went to Sephora recently and got a sample of Chloe roses. Oh my it's lovely. Not soapy rose but warm and alluring and woodsy. Samples are great! xoxo

JSB

POSTED: Sun, 04/26/2015 - 7:43pm

Mmmm,

Oh that sounds wonderful.Will drop by Sephora soon and have a lovely sniff.

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 04/25/2015 - 4:46pm

You are not alone

Much prefer to dab a little on my pulse points.It is such a feminine activity.I like your idea and will of course steal it.oxo

sehurd

POSTED: Thu, 04/16/2015 - 2:54pm

Giorgio Red

I have worn this fragrance since it came on the scene in 1989. It is the one perfume that I barely notice when I put it on. So many fragrances give me a headache. I get tremendous compliments on the way I smell. It must be a perfect match with my pheromones. I buy it whenever I find it on sale because I am afraid one day it will be gone.

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 03/09/2015 - 9:52am

Jo Malone

Nordstrom opened here in Ottawa.Gorgeous store!And Jo Malone has arrived with it.The counter was very busy on Opening Day and I wanted quiet time to test the fragrances. I will go back midweek soon and have a little fun and hopefully find a new fragrance to wear.

MollyA

POSTED: Fri, 04/10/2015 - 9:35am

Jean

Love roses and orange blossom from Jo Malone. A friend mixes channel no 5 and Jo Malone Roses. Hmmmmm, the do give samples if you ask

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 04/16/2015 - 9:18am

Hi. Mollie

Good idea,I will ask for samples.Roses and orange blossoms sounds divine.It will be a pleasure to,spend a little time at the Jo Malone counter. OXO

Lizhall27

POSTED: Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:48pm

Tomorrow is my birthday and

Tomorrow is my birthday and I'm getting Roses De Chole! I'm super excited because most scents give me migraines so I have not been wearing anything in years. I love the smell of roses so I got a sample from sephora and have worn it for about a week and no headache! It's expensive but totally worth it for me since I can't wear anything else. Plus, I think it smells fabulous. My poor Chanel number 5 has just been sitting on a shelf but I can't bear to part with it!

JSB

POSTED: Mon, 03/09/2015 - 9:48am

Hello!

Belated Happy Birthday!I hope it was a marvelous day.Your fragrance must be lovely.Roses are incredibly beautiful in all ways.Very wise of you to try on the fragrance before you bought it.Wear it in good health.OXO

FloralGalaxy

POSTED: Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:28pm

Fragrance

I trust you ladies will permit a question from a male reader. Five years ago, I was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease and lost sense of smell. Surprisingly, it was restored in the midst of a wine appreciation class by the aromatic aspects of a red wine. Not the typical $10 bottle from the corner market, but a $75 bottle. I am not certain of the explanation of this event. It is difficult to purchase a men's cologne when there is no sense of smell. Kevin Zraly, a wine educator, says for women smells that women like are baby powder, banana nut bread, chocolate, cucumber, Good and Plenty Candy, and Lavender. Turn offs for women: charcoal BBQ smoke, cherry and men's cologne. Men's cologne??? My question: Should a man smell like a baby and chocolate bar and abandon cologne?

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:55pm

A gorgeous men's colonge

Quorum by Puig.

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:29am

Welcome!

Nice to have a male point of view.Deligted for you that your sense of smell has returned.It is an integral part of pleasure.As for men'fragrances,I love a nice smelling guy.As for baby powder etc,I would disagree.Woodsy or green based scents are great on most men.But I say try on a few before you buy.Spray a bit on your inner arm,blow on it briefly to help it dry,wait about 30. Mins to find out how it develops on you.If it smells good buy it.If you don't have 30 mins.ask for samples and try them on at home.Good luck .Let us know what you decide.

cwlorente

POSTED: Mon, 03/09/2015 - 7:28pm

Hmmm....

Well, FloralGalaxy, I'm not sure I want my DH smelling of banana nut bread or baby powder, and I've never liked Good and Plenty! I am probably not the person who should answer you, since I find most colognes and perfumes to smell alike; the trend IMHO is toward a generic sameness that doesn't appeal to me, and I tend to seek out the more unusual fragrances. I am more attracted to spicy scents. Have you tried the L'Occitane line? They have several men's colognes I like, two in particular: L'Occitan, which is a unisex, lavender (!) and pepper scent, and Eau des Baux, a beautiful, spicy fragrance. ....Have you tried an info site and forum called fragrantica.net? There's a lot of info and reviews there for men and women alike. (The men are very active on that forum, btw.) I'm sure you can get a lot of info and ideas there.....Good luck in your search, and I'm glad your sense of smell has returned. (Oh, and I actually like the smoky, cherry-tobacco scent.) -- Carol

cwlorente

POSTED: Mon, 03/09/2015 - 11:04pm

Oops

Make that fragrantica.com, not .net

Lizhall27

POSTED: Thu, 02/26/2015 - 9:44pm

Tomorrow is my birthday and

Tomorrow is my birthday and I'm getting Roses De Chole! I'm super excited because most scents give me migraines so I have not been wearing anything in years. I love the smell of roses so I got a sample from sephora and have worn it for about a week and no headache! It's expensive but totally worth it for me since I can't wear anything else. Plus, I think it smells fabulous. My poor Chanel number 5 has just been sitting on a shelf but I can't bear to part with it!

JSB

POSTED: Thu, 01/29/2015 - 7:31pm

My Favourite

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

Lorraine

POSTED: Thu, 02/19/2015 - 9:49am

Perfume

Jo Malone Pink Blossom......the most lovely perfume I've ever had. I say "had" because I gave my bottle to our sweet daughter who stayed in the hospital overnight after hubbie's' surgery. She said, "Mom...WHAT are you wearing"? It is a perfect "all around" fragrance. $$$$ but well worth it. I am saving up to purchase again.

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:57pm

Hello Lorraine

Is this your first posting?Welcome!Have to try Jo Malone.Did try some on when I was in London several years ago ,but did not buy.Should have !But it was a$$$$!situation.lol.

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:57pm

Hello Lorraine

Is this your first posting?Welcome!Have to try Jo Malone.Did try some on when I was in London several years ago ,but did not buy.Should have !But it was a$$$$!situation.lol.

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 02/24/2015 - 8:57pm

Hello Lorraine

Is this your first posting?Welcome!Have to try Jo Malone.Did try some on when I was in London several years ago ,but did not buy.Should have !But it was a$$$$!situation.lol.

cwlorente

POSTED: Wed, 02/04/2015 - 10:41pm

Darn.

I swear, I'm buying a backup from now on when I find a fragrance I really love. It seems like, even when they aren't discontinued, they're reformulated every so often, and then they don't smell the same. A big ARGHHHH here... Cristalle _is_ lovely. I used it for a couple of years. So different.

JSB

POSTED: Sat, 02/07/2015 - 9:49pm

Very smart

Buy a back up.Will do.And yes they Chang fragrances.Gid knows why!

cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 02/10/2015 - 7:02pm

Reformulations

Fragrances can be reformulated for any number of reasons. Reformulations happen any time there's a change in the regulations that dictate the use of ingredients. For the past few years, the international board that determines these things (I forget their name) has been actively moderating and even forbidding the use of ingredients that cause allergic or "dangerous" reactions. When an ingredient can no longer be used, and it happens to be an important ingredient in your favorite fragrance, the company either discontinues it, leaves it out, or substitutes something else and reformulates = A Perfume Destroyed. .........And, of course, companies may want to merely "update" their perfumes, make them more current, more trendy, also = A Perfume Destroyed, IMO. And some companies appear to just want to save some cash and increase their profits so they use more of the cheaper or synthetic ingredients ........I am hearing through one of the online perfumista forums that the latter is the reason for the recently reported "watering down" of Chanel fragrances, so, Jean, you may want to buy a backup of Cristalle. I'm shopping for a backup of Coco. -- Carol

snorklee

POSTED: Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:37am

Good to know!

Hi Carol, thanks for this information. Coco by Chanel is my favorite fragrance. I'm going to by a backup now. I used to love Chanel No. 5, forty years ago. (My goodness! Is is really that long?? lol) I miss the original fragrance. I don't like the reformulated No. 5 at all.

cwlorente

POSTED: Tue, 02/24/2015 - 12:28am

Old stock

If you do buy a backup of Coco, look for old stock, say, pre-2014. I've read it was reformulated in 2014. I haven't found any yet, but I need to seek out stores without a lot of turnover. I bought some Coco bath soap the other day, and it is LOVELY! Highly recommend that.......I too wore #5 years ago, but pretty much gave up on it about 15 years ago. I recently bought some vintage eau de cologne from ebay, and it brought back some wonderful memories. And I spritzed on some #5 Eau de Toilette the other day at Ulta, and I was surprised at how nice it was.--Carol

JSB

POSTED: Tue, 02/10/2015 - 7:30pm

Hi

Thanks for the info.Clarifys some things for me.And I will get a back up.Wish I had the sense to do that with Diorella.

cwlorente

POSTED: Wed, 02/18/2015 - 9:38pm

Samples?

Jean, there are web sites that sell perfume samples (in various sizes) and decants. Some sell discontinued and vintage fragrances. You might want to google "perfume samples" or some such to get the Canadian ones. (I did an initial search here, but the shipping cost is killer from the US to you.) You may be able to find samples or decants of Diorella. If you don't, maybe you and I can work something out. Carol xoxo

AngelaR

POSTED: Wed, 01/28/2015 - 1:56pm

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!

cwlorente

POSTED: Wed, 01/28/2015 - 2:04pm

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

AngelaR

POSTED: Thu, 01/29/2015 - 3:24pm

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.

AngelaR

POSTED: Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:39pm

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.

cwlorente

POSTED: Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:06pm

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.

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.


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