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Part 3- Fully fledged perfumistas- share your fragrances

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shoeprincess2 Tue 22-Jan-13 17:27:17

Part 2 is nearly full!

Fuzzybirds Mon 18-Mar-13 11:55:29

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!

CointreauVersial Mon 18-Mar-13 17:02:53

SOTD is Tilda Swinton Like This, by ELdO.

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.

FrugalFashionista Mon 18-Mar-13 17:53:01

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 grin

FrugalFashionista Mon 18-Mar-13 17:55:28

Oh and Kiwi so happy to have you back!

Haberdashery Mon 18-Mar-13 20:14:55

Delighted to hear you are recovering well, kiwi. Hope you mend fast.

FrugalFashionista Mon 18-Mar-13 21:37:42

New thread Vol 4 here - see you there!

isabellafan Sun 24-Mar-13 11:04:01

hi new to the forums...

as you can see from my nickname i am a great fan of the ISABELLA ROSSELLINI range of perfumes but sadly my favourite has just run out and cannot now find this anywhere in the shops...

can anybody point me in the right direction please if poss..


thank you....

FrugalFashionista Sun 24-Mar-13 11:12:36

Long discontinued, see here

I usually buy discontinued perfumes on eBay, particularly good.
This thread is no longer active, talk continues on Vol 4.

isabellafan Sun 24-Mar-13 15:12:43

is there any isabella on ebay please??

sorry to sound dumb but not used to the internet

FrugalFashionista Sun 24-Mar-13 15:25:41

This one?

isabellafan Sun 24-Mar-13 15:28:56

i live in the uk so would prefer to buy from the uk

isabellafan Sun 24-Mar-13 16:13:22

its ok i found some here

my hubby did that link for me

thank you for your help


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