Desert Island Perfumes

(16 Posts)
CoolJazz Sun 10-Nov-13 18:22:48

Any other perfume enthusiasts want to play this?

So you can only have 5 perfumes forever what would they be?

And then if you had to choose just one from that list to be your only perfume forever which would you choose?

So, mine would be:

Coco Chanel
Fantasy Britney Spears (yes really)

If I had to choose just one it would be:

Coco Chanel.
I've loved this for so long and never tire of it.

FrugalFashionista Sun 10-Nov-13 18:52:51

Jazz you should really join the perfumistas thread!

I'll try - I'd go for variety:
Chanel no. 19 EdP
L'Air du Desert Marocain

Given that the desert island is probably hot year round, I'd pick something cooling - this is fairly random but I seemed to wear these two a lot last summer
Ninfeo Mio
Aedes de Venustas EdP
My final choice would be a cool iris, either 28 La Pausa or Iris Silver Mist or Zagorsk.

If it's going to be a cool and rainy island, I'd pick Yatagan, Antaeus and a cool-warm aldehyde, Miriam by Tauer or Vega by Guerlain.

I simply couldn't pick just one perfume to wear forever. I'd go crazy with boredom and stop smelling it altogether.

Fuckitthatlldo Sun 10-Nov-13 18:57:33

Oooh I'll play!

Mine are:

L'air du Desert Marocain (Tauer perfumes)
Coromandel (Chanel)
Omnia (the original brown vintage one by Bvlgari)
Vanille (Mona di Orio)
Ambre Precieux (Maitre Parfumer de Gantier)

If I had to choose just one it would be L'air du Desert Marocain. The most beautiful, exotic amber in the world.

Honorable mention goes to:

Lyric (Amouage)
L'eau d'Hiver (Frederic Malle)
and Shalimar (Guerlain)

I think those eight perfumes could keep me happy on a desert island forever.

chardom Sun 10-Nov-13 19:19:32

I would choose Samsara and Liz Earle Botanical Essence No15 so I could spray them on alternate days and then I wouldn't get bored of either scent!


Dior Hypnotic Poison
Jo Malone Vanilla Anise
Ghost Deep Night
Anna Sui Sui Dreams
Organza Indecence - it's discontinued but can still be bought on EBay for extortionate prices. Musky vanilla sexy amazingness.

buttercrumble Sun 10-Nov-13 19:26:28

Tom Fords Tuscan Leather , not strictly a perfume but Devine all the same smile

HauntedFlyingNaanBread Sun 10-Nov-13 21:13:31

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

hollyisalovelyname Sun 10-Nov-13 23:38:18

Chanel Jersey
Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio
Creed VirginIsland Water
Wild Musk by Coty
Abercrombie and Fitch No. 8

WallyBantersJunkBox Sun 10-Nov-13 23:45:21

Khayali - Tuscan Lady
Jo Malone - Pomegranate Noir
Gucci by Gucci for Ladies.

With not a second thought it would be the Khayali perfume. I bought it in the desert, and it just invokes the feeling of lying back on padded bolsters staring at clear desert skies....

BeaLola Mon 11-Nov-13 00:08:20

My fave five would be:

Chanel No 5
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir
Estée Lauder Knowing
Chanel Gardenia
Aromatherapy Associates rose body oil - I know not a perfume as such but I love the subtle smell of it on my skin.

The desert island take would be Knowing as it is my all time favourite

MrsCocoa Mon 11-Nov-13 00:48:30

This is hard! Torn between nostalgia and current taste so here's both...

I'd resurrect/return to earlier formulations of:
Lancome's special edition Rouge Now or Never (great smoking bonfire of incense/cedar/sandalwood/tea), and also,
Eau de Gres;
Ultima II Sheer Scent;
Cabochard, and
Coco Chanel.

Or take

Les Nuits D'Hadrien;
Eau de Sud;
L'Agent (as a mid point between Coco Chanel and Opium) or Santal Blush;
Sahara Noir or Ambre Sultan, and
Ninfeo Mio

Honourable mentions to:
Aromatics Elixir;
Eau Sauvage;
Grey Vetiver

cardamomginger Mon 11-Nov-13 01:30:16


Caron Tabac Blond Parfum
Chanel Cuir de Russie
Hermes Un Jardin sur Le Nil
Amouage Badr al Badour
Ormonde Jayne Taif

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Mon 11-Nov-13 11:03:39

Is this a literal desert island, and therefore very hot? If so:

Lancôme O d'Azur
Clarins Eau des Jardins
Issey Miyake original
Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh
Jean Paul Gaultier summer edition (don't mind which, I've never not liked one!)

If it's just five I can take then:

JPG original
Mary Grenwell Plum
Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile
Van Cleef and Arpels Oriens
Dior Hypnotic Poison

Forever perfume would probably be JPG original.

That was hard! Ask me again in half an hour and I'll have a completely different answer!

CoolJazz Wed 13-Nov-13 09:06:28

I think the desert island would be seasonal so you'd need perfume for all climates, but of course you can make your own rules up.

Acqua de Palma Iris Nobile! Of course I forgot I'd need that...which one to drop?? Maybe J'Adore.

noddyholder Wed 13-Nov-13 09:39:58

Chanel No5
Annick Goutal Eau de monsieur
A di parma Iris
have a vetiver one from local boutique about a fiver which I love!

Shruti04 Wed 13-Nov-13 12:32:19

Mine are :-
1.Jo Malone
2. Saffron James
3. Chanel Allure
4. Aveda Chakra
5. Stila Crème

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