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Budding perfumistas walk this way- Part 2 of the Worst Perfumes ever

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shoeprincess2 Tue 13-Nov-12 13:23:54

As the first thread is nearly full, I've set up Part 2

shoeprincess2 Tue 22-Jan-13 11:43:40

It was through this thread that I discovered Tauer perfumes. I had never heard of them before but so glad I tried them out. Like you, there isn't a Tauer I dislike. Orange Star is beautiful too. I know a lot of Tauer's scents are challenging (Loretts for example), but love to buck the trend. If you get a chance, try Pentachord White.

Haberdashery Tue 22-Jan-13 12:56:30

That is on my list, shoe. As are Loretta and Miriam. I would probably never have heard of Tauers without this thread either. Thank you, thread!

CointreauVersial Tue 22-Jan-13 13:14:06

grin @ bottle. You are not wrong. DH gave me a sample of the new Lacoste today (he works for P&G) and I just had a brief sniff and thought "same old same old"...... They really do churn out the same thing over and over (this is something I noticed several years ago, long before my venture into niche).

L'Air du Desert one of my absolute faves too.

Today I'm trying Heely Sel Marin - absolutely gorgeous, like blue summer sky and fresh sea air, tangy and citrus. Not quite right for a freezing snowy day, but definitely a winner for the summer.

shoeprincess2 Tue 22-Jan-13 13:35:39

Oooh <jots down Sel Marin in book>.

You're not wrong about the churning out of old smells. E.g. Gucci Glamorous Magnolia is just like Juicy Couture's Viva La Juicy. Boss Nuit is like Cerruti 1881 (I think I remembered that right). Whenever I go into Debenhams and sniff the newest releases, I can generally liken them to something else.

Speaking of smellie-likeys, i have read that Zino by Davidoff smells like Coromandel (it was on Now I have never heard of Zino, so wondering if anyone has any experience of this?

Haberdashery Tue 22-Jan-13 13:53:38

Sel Marin sounds gorgeous.

bottleofbeer Tue 22-Jan-13 14:06:44

Isn't there a Halle Berry one that is supposed to smell like Coromandel?

Gucci Envy was one they shouldn't have discontinued.

DonaAna Tue 22-Jan-13 16:38:05

A friend told that the price of Chanel Exclusifs is going to go up soon (next month?). So if you are going to order a FB, better to do it asap. If there is no boutique nea you, ordering via Place Vendome Haute Parfumerie (no eshop, just email them) is a superb way to get one - the freebies that you will get will be nicer than your bottle. Sorry that I keep mentioning them but they (as well as Campomarzio in Rome) are what a good perfume shopping experience should be like.

Sel Marin is one of the very few Calone scents that I really like.
Have Zino somewhere but can't smell a thing atm.

CointreauVersial Tue 22-Jan-13 17:01:37

DonaAna - is calone that really big "fresh air" note? It's lovely, but can catch in the back of your throat just a little. Like fabric softener? I think the Sel Marin gets away with it because of the citrus and salty notes. It has now faded to a soft vetiver.

YouOldSlag Tue 22-Jan-13 17:11:50

Can anyone tell me why Feminite de Bopis and Worth's Courtesan smell like unwashed gussets? It's kind of a musky sex smell. Is it civet?

YouOldSlag Tue 22-Jan-13 17:24:32

That would be Feminite de Bois, not Bopis.

PS- we're at 984 messages! nearly time for No 3!

shoeprincess2 Tue 22-Jan-13 17:29:08

IsabelleRinging Tue 22-Jan-13 18:21:08

What are the current prices for the Exclusifs? They do a 75ml bottle don't they as well as the 200ml now? Are they all the same or different prices?

Haberdashery Tue 22-Jan-13 21:25:39

Come to the new thread Isabelle!

wiltingfast Fri 12-Jul-13 13:50:47

Speaking of idiots, cheapsmells doesn't deliver perfume to Ireland any more sad why o why <wailing & gnashing teeth>

I probably got the last delivery out of there!

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