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Part 3- Fully fledged perfumistas- share your fragrances
Good morning folks and hello and welcome to ArbitraryUsername and Going tobeRuth
Arbitrary we too have eau de vomit in this house today, lots of nasty bugs seem to be doing the rounds. Got a free sample of YSL Parisienne over the weekend so I'm trying that today...very 'meh' fruity floral to me, extremely light for EDP. There's supposed to be a vinyl note in there, which would make it more interesting but I can't really detect it.
Kiwi glad to hear you're doing well and hope the nausea goes away soon. Cinema is lovely, funny as I've always thought of it as a winter scent so I'll have to try it again now spring is (slowly) on its way!
Nothing like the name suggests! I had imagined the scent would be unconventional, angular, slightly androgynous, very modern, but it's actually a gorgeous warm, feminine and pretty thing - I can pick out tangerine, rose and heliotrope (and apparently it also contains immortelle). Has stayed fresh and bright all day, really wearable, yet another ELdO winner for me.
The orange ladies know surprisingly little about perfume ime - they are trained in sales, not in perfume chemistry/classification/history. Read the Turin/Sanchez guide and you'll be the expert. They panic if you step away from the norm (ie the latest handful of releases - they've memorized the press materials). Make some innocent questions. I asked once (in the men's department) "Could you please recommend some leather perfumes" and the SA disappeared in the back room, never coming back. Take an innocent intro: "I really love heliotrope... Could you recommend me something?" Then see what happens...
Wearing Chanel No. 19 EDP today. Feels like second skin. I wonder why I ever bother with anything else