Part 5- And the perfumes just keep on coming...

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shoeprincess2 Sun 26-May-13 20:55:45

www.mumsnet.com/Talk/style_and_beauty/1711275-Part-4-All-you-ever-need-to-know-about-fragrance-continues

Shiny new thread for some shiny new perfumes (and classics and niche brands)

ToysRLuv Mon 27-May-13 17:42:58

Hang on, hopefully I haven't told you that anecdote already! I have a very limited amount of anecdotes these days..

Fuzzybirds Mon 27-May-13 20:15:23

Hello all and thanks to Shoe for the new thread!

Toys if no-one else has bagsied it, I would love to try Kyoto but you really don't have to send anything else smile

Got back from a lovely, sunny weekend away a few hours ago and it started raining as soon as we arrived home, grrrr. Yesterday's sunshine was perfect for Premier Figuier and today I've been wearing Mon Numero 7, which is very nice but not really grabbing me.

I do think I'll be keeping my eye out for the L'Artisan sale and any offers on PF or Timbuktu....

ToysRLuv Mon 27-May-13 21:12:58

Fuzzy: No worries, will put Kyoto in the packet for you, because you've had to wait so long. smile

Fuzzybirds Mon 27-May-13 21:21:35

There's no hurry Toys! I'm very lucky in that our post office is very close (right by DS's pre-school) so sending stuff is easy. In fact, most of my perfume money comes from ebaying and sending out our old clutter grin

FrugalFashionista Mon 27-May-13 21:33:14

grin Toys iirc the new car smell is in many cases added on purpose. Here in Italy, many places sell perfume meant for the car dashboard.

A guy I know borrowed his mother's car and forgot a pint of ice cream in the back - for a week in the summer confused He bought four Wunderbaums trying to cover up <eyeroll>

ToysRLuv Mon 27-May-13 21:44:26

Uuuuhh, wunderbaums... <sudders>

ToysRLuv Mon 27-May-13 21:45:05

<shudders> even.. hmm

Haberdashery Mon 27-May-13 23:24:52

It will surprise none of you that I adore New Car Smell, synthetic as it is. I love that plastic petrol thing.

ToysRLuv Tue 28-May-13 11:02:23

Thanks Fuzzy and Cointreau! Your parcels just came, so I assume there isn't a strike after all.. Will try the post office today.

Haber: Some aspects of the new car smell, if it's stuffy, make me a bit gaggy and give me a headache. Some aspects are fine. I couldn't really tell you which are and which aren't, though..

ToysRLuv Tue 28-May-13 16:00:15

Ok. Have now posted the parcels. Daylight robbery at the post office, because the darned things did not fit through their slot thing (should have remembered that). angry

Oh well.. SOTD: Parisienne (Thanks Fuzzy!). Pleasant enough, but quite light. Would have lliked the vinyl note x 100 (but realise it wouldn't be a very mainstream perfume then).

Also briefly sniffed other things.. Ambre des Merveilles, Bendelirious and Une Rose Vermeille are promising (thanks again, guys!).

FrugalFashionista Tue 28-May-13 17:23:39

Toys I love Une Rose Vermeille, but that's the only perfume that I've ever been able to match to a car air freshener. I took a cab to go to a party, all decked out in the jammy jelly-roll goodness biscuit, to realize that the little magic tree hanging from the rearview mirror exactly matched the my rare niche scent...

Today, safe and conservative in Chanel No. 19 EdP.

CointreauVersial Tue 28-May-13 18:42:24

SOTD is Tom Ford Grey Vetiver. I was wearing trousers and a tailored Austin Reed shirt to work, and it seemed to suit. It's quite a crisp and austere fragrance.

Fuzzybirds Tue 28-May-13 19:06:51

Toys glad you got the samples! I have come a cropper with postal charges many times and now take great pains to pack things as thinly as I can (not always easy!)

SOTD was Estée Lauder Beautiful, then when it faded I tried Zara Black, which was a car boot find. It's a nice cosy, vanillary cinnamon but didn't last very long.

CointreauVersial Wed 29-May-13 12:43:46

Did anyone see The Apprentice last night? Chasing round Dubai looking for the elusive "Oud".

It turned out to be a musical instrument - who knew??!

As a tribute, SOTD is Tom Ford Oud Wood. I can't remember which one of you loves it, but I'm enjoying it very much.

ToysRLuv Wed 29-May-13 13:10:43

I saw it!!! I was trying to tell DH that "standard" "mahogany" oud just doesn't make sense and it's probably something else.. Weird to see so many shops dedicated to selling oud, though!

Felt sorry for Zee, although I don't like him. That blonde doctor woman is horrible..

ToysRLuv Wed 29-May-13 13:11:29

SOTD: Dzing, because me and oud just don't really get along.

HarumScarum Wed 29-May-13 15:31:43

SOTD Pear and Olive. I think I need something a bit punchier this evening, though. The rain is making me feel extremely miserable.

Oh, this is Haber here, btw. Felt like a name change.

Fuzzybirds Wed 29-May-13 15:31:53

Sadly I don't have power over the remote in our house, I would have liked to have watched the Apprentice!

SOTD is Cabochard, reminds me of Knize Ten but less 'in yer face' and more wearable.

Trying to decide on what perfume to wear for a wedding on Saturday- what would you ladies choose? At the moment I think L'Artisan's Nuit de Tubereuse- distinctive without being overbearing and unlikely anyone else will be wearing it.

ToysRLuv Wed 29-May-13 16:40:20

Fuzzy, BBCiplayer is your friend.

For a wedding I would wear something light (not to overshadow the bride or draw too much attention to myself) and flowery (feels appropriate in spring). Amarige? grin

FrugalFashionista Wed 29-May-13 17:03:49

Harum sending sunshine and yummy petroleum and new car and CdG Black fumes your way. My mood is weather-dependent too... But woody, tarry and ambery perfumes smell really nice when it's cold and dark. Would the glögg-y Rume match your mood?

I go easy on perfume at parties and family gatherings (there is bound to be someone very allergic or astmatic there). A citrus is usually inoffensive, or a rose or iris with little sillage.

No 'fume yet. It has been a busy day, with the usual tantrums (DD2 has decided that she hates me). Going out to dinner, thank god, so will pick something.

coffeeinbed Wed 29-May-13 18:58:37

No SOTD.
Been working out, and used Weleda Buckthorne Oil and it smells so lovely so decided I didn't want anything on top.

HarumScarum Wed 29-May-13 20:55:09

Thanks, Frugal. I am happily ensconced with Jeke now.

I love Weleda stuff, coffee.

Fuzzybirds Thu 30-May-13 11:36:21

Toys thank you so much, the package arrived this morning! Have had a try of L'air du desert marocain... Wow is all I can say. For a bit I was thinking it might be too masculine for me but I'm changing my mind...

I think Nuit de Tubereuse should be wedding friendly- it's quite light and radiant as far as tuberose goes (plus it will have faded a fair bit by the afternoon.) Amarige is definitely out, as is my little sample of vintage Poison grin

HarumScarum Thu 30-May-13 12:42:04

I meant to say, Fuzzy, so glad that someone else finally agrees with me that Cabochard is like Knize Ten!

ToysRLuv Thu 30-May-13 12:43:28

No worries Fuzzy! Yes, LADDM is a bit of a grower isn't it. Love the middle and drydown with the herbs. The beginning is very sharp/masculine.

SOTD: Cacharel Eden

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