10 Fragrances for Life

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JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 12:03:58

There's a popular Youtube video called the above and I thought it would be fun for us to list our all time favourite perfumes.
I was thinking about this as I was going through a memory and found an old diary from 10 years ago of my favourite perfumes and it hasn't changed much at all!
I also would love to read everyone's lists as with lockdown, I'm really missing smelling new fragrances in department stores - spring is usually a big launch time and I can easily lose an hour immersed in the fragrance halls! Instead I'll go down a Fragantica rabbit hole!!

So my !ist is as follows

1. NR for her EDT - my absolute favourite. all year round
2. D&G Light Blue Intense. S/S
3. Tom Ford Neroli Portafino. S/S
4. Chanel Chance. S/S
5. Stella McCartney Stella. Summer
6. Agent Provacateur Maitresse Spring
7. Floral Street Ylang Ylang Espresso A/W
8. Replica By the Fireplace A/W
9. Gucci Rush A/W
10. Nina Ricci Bella S/S

A fragrance I'm dying to smell as it featured in so many of the YT videos is Marly Delina - does anyone have this and if so, do you think I would like it based on my list?

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Richlyfruited Mon 04-May-20 12:28:32

Ooh nice! Love a perfume thread grin

I don't have hugely sophisticated taste but hese are the ones I never get sick of! Generally listed in the order of the time of year I wear them:

Chanel - Coco Mademoiselles
Narciso Rodriguez - Fleur Musc
Bath House - Life is
Yardley - Jade
Hermes - Twilly
Estée Lauder - Bronze Goddess
Body Shop - Fijian Water Lotus
Body Shop - Bowhanti
Dior - Hypnotic Poison
Bath House - Velvet Orchid

I know there's more important things going on right now but I really miss my perfume shopping too - PP is also closed for orders at the mo sad

JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 12:36:53

I love your top 2 too!
And Twilly is very classy for spring although I have to drench myself in it which works out very costly.

Never heard of Bath House. squeal grin. Off to google!
It's good to see that you have Yardley Jade - I have always wanted to try it as I hear it's very like Cristalle?

I know it's frustrating about PP - I got half way through an order yesterday and it froze my cart and then the notice appeared.

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ClientQ Mon 04-May-20 12:37:46


4160 Tuesdays - sexiest scent
MMM replica - lazy Sunday morning
DKNY - woman (tall bottle)
EL - bronze goddess
Kyse - coconut vanille
Clean - cotton t shirt
Monotheme book of citrus - boccioli di limone
Byredo - gypsy water
Paco rabanne - olympea
Acqua di Parma - colonia

Elllllle Mon 04-May-20 12:38:04

I don't if I have ten but here are the ones I always come back to (some are the same as yours OP)

1. NR for her EDT - yes
3. Tom Ford white patchouli
4. Chanel Chance (although increasingly hard to wear as it's strong)
5. Prada Infusions Iris
6. Jo Malone English pear and freesia
7. Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde Perfume
8. Chloe signature EDP

JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 12:41:05

And there's nothing not sophisticated about your list! We love what we love.
Disclaimer - no perfume snobbery here - this is a free spacegrin

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JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 12:42:32

I looove Infusion d'Iris. It was almost my wedding day scent but it doesn't last very long on me but it's outstanding.

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JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 12:43:23

Notes down Bronze Goddess - it's featured twice people!

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Spied Mon 04-May-20 12:52:58

Chopard Wish- A/W
Dior Dune- A/W
Dior Addict (blue one)A/W
Lancome -Miracle
TM Angel- All Year
Cerutti 1881- S/S
Paco Rabanne -Ultraviolet- S/S
Body Shop -Annanya -(really do miss it)All year.
Hugo Boss- The Scent- S/S
Monsoon- Wild Lagoon- (miss it badly) All year.

JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 12:54:29

Ultraviolet!! I'm having a flashback to me clubbing in the 90s! I didn't know they still make it

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JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 12:56:01

And yes yes to Angel - it nearly made my top 10 as it was my signature scent for most of my 20s. I also like a lot of it's more recent flankers

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RevIMJolly Mon 04-May-20 12:59:06

I miss Stella McCartney Summer!

Richlyfruited Mon 04-May-20 13:50:05

Oh yes to Body Shop Ananya grin I really loved this along with Dewberry, my favourite perfume from teenage years!

Definitely recommend Yardley Jade as a Cristalle dupe @JMAngel1 and it's long lasting too!

Offredismysister Mon 04-May-20 14:01:19

NR for her
Lancôme miracle
MM replica by the fireplace
Byredo bal d’afrique
Boss femme
Tom Ford noir pour femme

Offredismysister Mon 04-May-20 14:02:10

I forgot bronze goddess for holidays.

JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 15:28:56

There's definitely a theme with NR and Bronze Goddess.

I just checked out Bath House website - very tempted to order some samples.

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Pinkarsedfly Mon 04-May-20 15:38:15

Penhaligon’s - Bluebell
Narciso Rodriguez - Poudree
Le Jardin - Gigi
Molecule 01
Piguet - Fracas
Kenzo - Flower
Vivienne Westwood - Boudoir (sadly discontinued though I have one bottle left)
JLo- Glow
Nuxe - Huile Prodigieuse

Those are my favourites. I don’t quite reach 10.

AdoraBell Mon 04-May-20 15:46:22

Givenchy 111 is my absolute favourite.

Not sure I can get to 10 though.

1. Givenchy 111
2. Chanel Number 19
3. Chanel Allure
4. Chanel Coco Mademoiselles
5. Cartier Homage

I’ll have to think about others

JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 15:51:30

Oooh Boudoir yes! Does anyone remember VW Sin Garden? I have yet to find another more lush green fragrance but sadly discontinued.

Just found some Boudoir!

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JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 15:53:13

Ooooh Allure, yes. I'm wearing Twilly today and it reminds me of of Allure.

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JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 15:53:45

I don't know 111 - will check it out.

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JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 15:56:37

JLo is definitely underated. Glow is the perfect spritz after a long hot shower. So clean.

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JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 15:57:56

Does anyone have Marly Delina?

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VisionsofJohanna Mon 04-May-20 16:05:29


Prada - Infusion d’Iris
Cartier - Panthère
Chanel - Chance
Estée Lauder - Bronze Goddess
Beauty Pie - Petals, Heliotrope and Ambrette (new one, light and powdery, really like it for summer)
Jo Malone - Basil and Neroli
Diptyque - L’Ombre dans l’eau

Used to love Tom Ford Black Orchid and Lanvin Arpège but find them both a bit heavy now.

JMAngel1 Mon 04-May-20 16:37:05

I'm not a huge JM fan (mainly because I object to the price for cologne) but Basil Neroli is my favourite.

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