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Stitchintime1 Sat 18-Jul-15 22:07:01

Kiku (eek!)
Rive Gauche
Anais Anais
Chanel 19
Jo Malone Rose
Diptyque vetyver.
The future - who knows?


countryandchickens Sat 18-Jul-15 22:08:34

Good thread!

So ...?
Ck1 at school/A levels
Flower by Kenzo for ages
Have been wearing a lot of Daisy (Marc Jacobs) for years, also love Wild Bluebell by Jo Malone - it's lovely.

Stitchintime1 Sat 18-Jul-15 22:12:06

I love Daisy. I'm thinking of buying a bottle for summer.

TheWoollybacksWife Sat 18-Jul-15 22:14:24

Anais Anais for teenage years/early twenties
Hugo Boss for women for my thirties
Currently wearing Jimmy Choo (40+)

I think I need to be a bit more adventurous but I've just remembered a brief flirtation with Fendi about 20 years ago that gave DH headaches. I needed to apply it to my ankles to have a subtle fragrance at head height grin

DelphiniumBlue Sat 18-Jul-15 22:19:45

Femme and Rive Gauche as a teenager ( luckily for me had a grandmother who travelled a lot and would always bring me duty free).
Chanel No 5 in my twenties, and still use that for special days/evenings.
Eau d'Issey for daytime.
Jo Malone Suede Peony (?) is my current favourite.

Sometimesjustonesecond Sat 18-Jul-15 22:19:55

Poison/white musk (teenage years but I still love wm)

Tendre Poison (wish they still made this. Have forgotten the smell but I remember that I loved it once)

Chanel no5

Alien and La Vie est Belle

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 18-Jul-15 22:23:51

Anais Anais
Lou Lou
White Musk
Body Shop Vanilla
Mango (the shop , bought while living in Spain)
Armani / Boss Woman
D&G light blue
Diptyque Philosykos
Currently wear Prada Infusion D'Iris / kiehls coriander / Caudalie

Fab thread OP

KenDoddsDadsDog Sat 18-Jul-15 22:24:28

Oh yes , forgot CK 1 !

Sapphire25 Sat 18-Jul-15 22:28:46

Charlie (teenage years - euch!
Rive Gauche
Youth Dew
White Linen (wore this on my wedding day)
Very Irresistible by Givenchy is my current favourite

CainInThePunting Sat 18-Jul-15 22:30:31

I've had a very dull scent life...
For many years it was Body Shop White Musk
Then I delved into Chanel... No.5
Now I deviate between Coco Mademoiselle and Dior J'Adore
Depending on my mood.
I don't wear perfume everyday as I think the clean washed smell is good too.

AnneOfSleeves Sat 18-Jul-15 22:30:40

Exclamation! Age 15
Samsara age 16-18
Eternity age 18-20
Paris age 20-25
Sunflowers age 25-30
Dkny green apple age 32
Daisy age 35
Now - Jo Malone French lime blossom/wild bluebell/blackberry and bay or Valentino occasionally.

Izzy24 Sat 18-Jul-15 22:32:12

Chanel no5 ( thought it was sophisticated) - far too old for me
Tresor ( what was I thinking)
Flower by Kenzo for ages here too
Chance (Chanel again)
Coco Mademoiselle (there's a theme...)
Jo Malone - can't remember what it's called but heavy rose scent
Currently Muse.

The one I remember most happily was the Cinnabar I used to take from my mother's dressing table when I was about 12 and imagined she wouldn't notice!

Baddz Sat 18-Jul-15 22:36:27

White musk - body shop
Nightmusk - Avon! Used that for YEARS til they discontinued it
Paul smith rose
Sun moon stars - Lagerfeld
am currently wearing eau nude by next.

Baddz Sat 18-Jul-15 22:37:31

Also wore
White satin
Lou Lou

Sgtmajormummy Sat 18-Jul-15 22:40:29

Childhood: Youth Dew (DM) and Yardley's Lavender (DGM)

Teens: Charlie, Impulse, Anais Anais
Youth: Van Cleef & Arpels, Laura Ashley No.1
Adult: Eau d'Issey CkOne, Sunflowers
Kids: Very Irresistible, J'Adore
Now: Petite Robe Noire (but not convinced).

Hassled Sat 18-Jul-15 22:40:35

That green stuff with a number for a name? Loved it - wish I could remember what I mean. Popular early 80s. French?

Then I showed astonishing brand loyalty to Anais Anais - wore nothing but for ages. Decades. I'm a bit flighty these days - Chanel No 19 and No 5, some Jo Malone stuff.

GaryBaldy Sat 18-Jul-15 22:42:17

White musk
Anais Anais
Chanel No 19
Cerruti 1881 (worn for one month in early pregnancy now forever associated with vomiting)

Now alternate between Clarins Eau des Jardins, Chanel No 19 and Eau Nude by Next - never known anyone else wear it but see that Baddz and I share similar tastes in perfume.

wump Sat 18-Jul-15 22:45:49

White musk
Anais anias
Clinique happy
Ck 1
VB intimate
Jimmy Choo
Modern muse

Stitchintime1 Sat 18-Jul-15 22:46:14

Anais Anais must have been a mega bestseller. it's appearing on lots of lists. I thought it was glorious. Still do actually. But it's smelling my past so I wouldn't wear it again. Same with Rive Gauce.

Stitchintime1 Sat 18-Jul-15 22:46:39


Baddz Sat 18-Jul-15 22:48:24

Gary,..what excellent taste you have smile

BlackeyedPetitsPois Sat 18-Jul-15 22:52:20

Great thread!

Dewberry / Moonflower /White Musk - Body Shop
Anais Anais (wore this for years all through late teens & 20's)
Clinique Happy
D & G - The One

Now it's Chanel - Chance / Elie Saab - Resort / Estée Lauder -Modern Muse

bluebump Sat 18-Jul-15 22:53:24

Various Body Shop perfumes and Impulse body sprays
Patcholi Oil
Calvin Klein Obsession
Tommy Girl
Polo Sport for Women

Currently: Clarins Eau de Jardin / Prada Infusion d'Iris / 4711

Postchildrenpregranny Sat 18-Jul-15 22:54:29

Charlie-all through teens and Uni years
Rive Gauche for about 30 years until I gave it to DD1for her 18th)
Dolce Vita (my 'go to')
Opium and Black Opium -evenings
Mitsouko -when I want to feel elegant
Penhaligon Bluebells ,in summer
Several of the Guerlain Aqua Allegoria range -also in summer

stevienickstophat Sat 18-Jul-15 22:58:18

Bottle of violet perfume with a pixie on the lid
Anais Anais (DB's girlfriend worked in Boots so I got mini free samples)
White Musk
Ysatis knock off
CK One
Dune (went off this when I was suffering morning sickness and I still can't bear it)
Vivienne Westwood Boudoir (still wear this 16 years later)
Kenzo Flower (still a favourite)
Fracas (another favourite)

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