Perfume Lovers In Summer - vol. 7

(201 Posts)
canny1234 Mon 02-Jun-14 19:47:08

The summer thread!

What are you planning to wear this summer?( assuming we're going to have one).

FuzzLightbeard Tue 03-Jun-14 07:09:20

Hi Canny!

My summer favourites are L'Artisan's Seville a L'Aube, Premier Figuier and Nuit de Tubereuse and from Guerlain, AA Lys Soleia and Terracotta Le Parfum. If it gets really hot, Eau de Guerlain.

I got some perfume oil samples from Common Brimstone on Etsy, really enjoying them so far and try out a couple more today.

canny1234 Tue 03-Jun-14 09:25:31

Mine are Maison Francis Kurkdjian Acqua Universalis and Amyris Femme plus Ellie Saab Parfum.On a hot day Guerlain AA Pamplelune and Atelier Cologne Grand Neroli.
Love your choices Fuzz.I am looking forward to trying the L'artisans especially Seville L' Aube.

SOTD is Pradas infusion de Flower l'oranger with thanks to Onelittlelady.

Stokey Tue 03-Jun-14 10:45:09

I'm experimenting with summer perfumes - nice light things.

Still loving the kind of rainy, dirt smelling ones and may need to invest in Apres L'ondee or CB To See a Flower - the one sample I have totally used up.

I seem to have two samples of une Folie de Rose by Parfums des Rosine. I think Teta sent me one and I bought one without realising I had it. Let me know if anyone would like it - it's a chypre with not too much Rose in.

How are you getting on with Canny ? Do you get petrol in the opening or was that just me!?

canny1234 Tue 03-Jun-14 11:47:52

I tried it yesterday Onelittlelady - got orange blossom and distinct similarities to Prada D'Iris.Today I got petrol confused.Tried to ignore it until after the drydown and pretty much got the Iris eau de toilette.I can't smell any tuberose at all in this scent.

Its weird but this has happened to me before with YSL's In Love Again.The only note I can smell in this now is sulphurous blackcurrant.

It is similar to the iris isn't it? I got petrol every time and even though the drydown was nice, the opening petrol gave me headaches so i never used it

wiltingfast Tue 03-Jun-14 12:18:19

old thread

Got an amazing stash of samples from nose, they sent 7 or 8, they were feeling v generous! Unfortunately I can't read the names on all of them confused.

Anyway, sotd is oyedo for me from diptyque. It's all lemon and wood, a bit aggressive for me, plus I'm worried I smell like polish!

Am waiting on a sample pack from maison kurkdijan...

Summer I wear a lot of annick goutal ninfeo mio, chanel 19 edp, miller harris pamplemousse and elizabeth arden green tea.

Am toyinh with trying to get a substantial sample of hermes jardin sur le toit. Have jardin sur le nil but never seem to wear it somehow. Must try harder!

ScienceRocks Wed 04-Jun-14 07:33:18

Found you all! I have been away for a week (perfume samples are perfect for holidays, aren't they?!) and the old thread dropped off my list.

Wanted to report in about my perfume day at 4160 Tuesdays. It was great fun, Sarah is incredibly knowledgeable and explains things really well without making anyone feel silly. In the morning we did sniffing (it was a white flowers day, but she often gets enthusiastic about something else and leaps up to get it so we can smell it) and in the afternoon we did making. I found the making quite difficult, but I am really pleased with my end result. It is an idolic tuberose scent, which Sarah described as the purest white flower scent of the day. It also has spice notes and grapefruit in. I also got to sample all the Tuesday scents and take a bottle home as well as all my makings!

Talking of Tuesdays, she is giving away samples and bottles in return for people submitting testing reports, more on allergy issues than impressions. Have a look on the website, but it seems a good way to 1) get more samples, and 2) support an independent perfumer. I'll try and link when I'm on my pc.

canny1234 Wed 04-Jun-14 09:46:02

Science the perfume day sounds so much fun.I've read a couple of perfume blogs reviewing these days and they have all said how lovely and knowledgeable Sarah McCartney is.She also has a fair stock of vintage perfumes i believe.
SOTD is Atelier cologne Mistral Patchouli.This is a very green take on Patchouli -no earthiness whatsoever.Opens with citrus and anise,a green and refreshing drydown with geranium and iris - still waiting for the base notes to appear!I really love this - its so different to my normal scent,where I'm really not that keen on Patchouli ( having experienced it a lot in my youth).Apparently its meant to be similar to Annick Goutals Mandragore pourpre.

ScienceRocks Wed 04-Jun-14 10:31:01

Here is the Tuesdays testing thing. This is what the newsletter said:

"Free fragrance - really
We like to test on people, and people like testing our perfume so our EU safety obligations are all working out nicely.
If you've been wearing our scents, we'd like your feedback - not so much about what they smell like, but to confirm that you haven't sprouted an extra ear. It's the law.
You can download the forms to fill in, send them to us and claim new samples to test, or a bigger bottle.
Really, we're much happier to give our customers and friends free stuff, than to pay some anonymous organisation to do it for us."

Canny Sarah does indeed have a good stock of vintage perfumes, and she is very happy to let anyone try any of them. She has also just changed her packaging so has reduced the prices of the old ones, if anyone fancies a cut price bottle of something.

Today I am wearing Liz Earle Botanicals Essence No 100. It is fresh, flowery and summery, and makes me feel happy smile

Stokey Wed 04-Jun-14 11:01:52

Sounds great Science - I was looking at the naughty box but not sure which one to get, maybe Shazam or Who Knew?

I'll definitely do the testing too, thanks for flagging it up.

Am planning on a little trip to Libertys at lunch to look at a bag but will obviously make a detour to the perfume department. Will let you know what I sample

Toomuchtea Wed 04-Jun-14 14:03:51

I love Libertys. All of it.

Today I am smelling vaguely of church - Oriza's Reve d'Ossian which kicks off with pure high church incense and then dries down to a sort of woody honey which I really like. Not very summery here but the weather is vile and I feel in need of being surrounded by something that will fend the weather off.

I do still like Diorissimo for summer, and Penhaligon's Bluebell (now run out, alas), and I think Oriza's Horizon will be another summer favourite. Guerlain's Pamplelune also good, though I generally don't like citrus.

Canny, was it the 1970s/80s Patchouli that did for you? I wouldn't go into shops that reeked of it. Hated it. I remember once going to the theatre and the girl in front of me was drenched in it. It was only because the play was so good I stuck it out.

ScienceRocks Wed 04-Jun-14 14:11:22

Is the guerlain pampelune one if the aqua allegorias? I sniffed that in duty free and loved it, but DH said it smelled of wee sad

Have recently discovered floris night jasmine which I adore.

MyrtleDove Wed 04-Jun-14 19:04:53

Science yes it's one of the aqua allegorias. I love it - it's a lovely, really bitter grapefruit.

Miserable weather here, so SOTD is a very un-summery Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensée. Very dry, woody vanilla - the vetiver is really strong. There's an odd sickly orange blossom note to it which I think might be the vanilla combined with the citrus and coriander, which has an orange-y quality to it. Not sure about this, the citrus and vetiver with the vanilla clashes a bit on me and I'm not sure why when that works so well in Shalimar. Hmm! Might be the coriander?

I must confess to absolutely loving patchouli in my teens blush I was a teenager in the 00s and was obsessed with Karma by Lush.

Toomuchtea Wed 04-Jun-14 20:48:59

Myrtle, I think that patchouli in the dim distant 70s and 80s was probably a very different thing to the Lush version. At least I hope so. Then it generally went with afghans, and they had a reek all their own, particularly when wet. And henna. Lots of henna. And beaded Indian skirts with little bells. I always wanted an afghan but Mum left me in no doubt that if I brought one in, it and I would soon be on our way out to the bin.

MyrtleDove Wed 04-Jun-14 21:08:56

grin I always ADORED beaded Indian skirts for sale in hippy shops in Tenby and Cornwall. And there was a brief revival of embroidered afghan coats for girls when I was in my early teens (along with boho style in general) though I'm pretty sure they were all faux leather and didn't stink! Don't think I ever went for henna though as it was just so normal to me growing up in a West Mids city with a lot of Asian people.

It's not my style now, though I still rather like patchouli and Karma - and beaded hippy skirts always nearly lure me in at festivals....

MyrtleDove Wed 04-Jun-14 21:09:41

(I started secondary school in 2000 if that helps give an idea of the time-frame)

ScienceRocks Wed 04-Jun-14 22:00:23

<faints at how young myrtle is>

canny1234 Wed 04-Jun-14 22:30:18

The patchouli I knew came with Afghans and funny cigarettes at heavy metal clubs,where we did lots of head banging to songs like Freebird.Being a 'hippie' was still alive and well in the 1980's.
I used to wear beaded skirts with ex army jackets though,or really baggy huge jumpers.
Never wore Patchouli though.I loved Rive Gauche and Anais Anais perfume.

I adore Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune - its a bit of a Marmite scent though.Smells sweaty and horrible to some.

MissBattleaxe Thu 05-Jun-14 09:16:16

Whilst I like all the greens in summer: Cristalle, Miyake A Scent etc, I also like a bit of spice and I particularly like Tauer's Eau D'Epices. To me it's like a more refreshing version of LADDM.

I also think light patchoulis work really well, especially during British summers which can be chilly and overcast. B de Boucheron is a good one for day wear. Oh and fig! That works well in the heat too.

canny1234 Thu 05-Jun-14 13:43:49

Trefle Pur by Atelier Cologne is SOTD.Another one I love - bitter orange/Neroli topnote, a basil and violet leaf drydown and that green patchouli again - so refreshing.

Totally disliked Rose Anonyme last night.Way too much patchouli for me.If anyone likes rose/patchouli combos I have this and Heeleys Hippie Rose available!

I love fig too Missbattleaxe.Philosykos and Heeleys Figuier are lovely summer scents.

SOTD is Moment de Bonheur - Yves Rocher as kindly sent to me by another poster on the _chat swap thread. I really like it, it's got a lot of rose which I love but also a lot of fresh green in the top. Tiny bit of spice in the background to add interest. All in all, very pleased with my swap smile

Stokey Thu 05-Jun-14 14:18:06

I tried the new Frederic Malle eau de Magnolia today - a very lovely white floral - I'm not sure exactly what Magnolia smells like but this has quite a strong tuberose note for me.

Also tried a couple of Byredos - Inflorence which is a lovely light summer perfume and Bal D'Afrique which is a little too spicy and masculine for me. I think I liked the initial spray but not so sure now.

What Diptyques do people like? They strike me as summery scents.

Stokey Thu 05-Jun-14 14:22:05

Cross post Canny

I was just considering doing the Nose thing and got recommended the Heeley Hippie one so I will take it if no-one else wants it.

Would you like une folie de Rose? I've got an Serge A La Nuit if you like jasmine?

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