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The Friendly Perfumistas Thread 35 - ❄️ ☃️ Winter may be here, but our scents will keep us warm!

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FestivelyScent · 29/01/2023 23:52

Oops! Looks like we ran out of space on the last thread - I hope you all find your way over here.

Anyway, welcome fragrant friends to a shiny new thread!

As always, everyone is very welcome - we're most definitely open to Newbies. Come and discuss your Scent Of The Day (SOTD), old favourites, new infatuations, the best dupes and scents of any price point. We are very friendly! 😊

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DramaAlpaca · 17/03/2023 18:24

Lovely springlike day today, so went for No. 19 EDT.

Another Mitsouko fan here, such a beautiful fragrance.


FestivelyScent · 17/03/2023 23:25

So grey this morning, all the lights had to be turned on. The afternoon was the complete opposite though - beautifully sunny, and the wind has died down so it was a bit warmer.

SOTD is L'aimant, for a powdery spring-like feel. 🐇🐣

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smellyflowers · 18/03/2023 08:51


SOTD 4160 Both sides of clouds. - I'm working my way through some samples. This one smells more unique than I thought it would. Very nice


AprilLady · 18/03/2023 09:47

SOTD FM Lipstick Rose. It’s incredible how realistically it captures the scent of vintage make up.


DramaAlpaca · 18/03/2023 15:56

Windy and sunny here, so it's Replica Sailing Day.

I got DS (25) to try Whispers in the Library and he likes it, it's lovely on him.


Mimosa08 · 18/03/2023 17:31

Hi 👋
New mn nn (twirls)
Sotd Michael kors mystique Shimmer again.
I think I might be in a perfume rut...


FestivelyScent · 18/03/2023 22:36

SOTN is Ambre Orient.

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smellyflowers · 19/03/2023 07:02

Good morning.

SOTD for me today is a sample of creed- mountain water.


AprilLady · 19/03/2023 09:01

SOTD is Penhaligon’s Luna, for something bright and spring like.


AprilLady · 19/03/2023 09:04

Also meant to add - the longevity of Lipstick Rose is amazing. Sprayed it at about 9:30am yesterday and it was still very much there at 11pm.


CorneliaStreet · 19/03/2023 11:23

SOTD Molecule 01 + Mandarin.


AprilLady · 19/03/2023 17:25

I had the pleasure of some in store sniffing today. I tried the new Diptyque -L’ eau Papiere. Definitely got the cooked rice note (though not sure why I want that in a perfume!) and not a whole lot else. I see reviews comparing it to JHAG Not a perfume and Le Labo Another 13, neither of which do much for me, so probably not surprising this doesn’t either.

I had more luck with some Chanel Exclusifs. I was expecting to love Le Lion, but was somewhat ambivalent. On the other hand, I can see why Coromandel is their best seller from the range. Hours later I’m really enjoying the lovely ambery dry down. A surprise strong like was Beige: has anyone tried this? I’d be interested in views?

The lovely shop assistant gave me some samples too - Jersey, Sycomore and Le Lion - so I’ll give Le Lion a proper trial soon too.


FestivelyScent · 19/03/2023 20:13

Happy Mothering Sunday to those who are celebrating, and 💐 and warm thoughts to those finding it difficult.

I love an instore sniff session @AprilLady Have to go up to London if I want anything worth sniffing though. Luckily, it's not too far. Le Lion and Coromandel are two of my Chanel favourites. I have them as samples, but sadly can't wear them atm as they irritate my migraines.

SOTD is Tart's Knicker Drawer - it seems to go with the cheerful spring-like feel today. We definitely seem to have turned a corner with the weather. 🌷🐇🐣

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TakeYourHatOffBoy · 19/03/2023 21:43

@AprilLady I also wore Luna today!


smellyflowers · 19/03/2023 22:19

@AprilLady I am interested in the new diptyque but was really hoping the rice was subtle!


AprilLady · 20/03/2023 10:49

SOTD BDK Gris Charnel


Judystilldreamsofhorses · 20/03/2023 13:20

Hello, I have totally fallen off this thread - how are we all doing? My TikTok addiction needs to stop, so here I am, and I also need to quit reaching for the Escentric 01 every day and neglecting all my other perfumes. Today I'm in Chanel 19. I ordered a sample set from this brand last night - has anyone tried anything from them? I read about them on Who, What, Wear and thought it all sounded quite intriguing.


IrisApfelRocks · 20/03/2023 17:24

SOTD is also Chanel 19


Alienbigcat45 · 20/03/2023 19:59

SOTD Zara - Leather Jardin


FestivelyScent · 20/03/2023 23:21

SOTN is L'aimant.

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Cantonet · 21/03/2023 10:32

Vintage Private Collection today.
A little strident, but 💚 & the essence of Spring.


CorneliaStreet · 21/03/2023 11:04

Trying a sample of Kayali Eden Juicy Apple today. Smells like a Bath & Body Works fruity body spray!


LadyOfTheCanyon · 21/03/2023 11:07

FM Dans tes bras today - I've neglected it for a while but it's one of my all time favourites. The heliotrope note is spot on.


AprilLady · 21/03/2023 11:13

Very grey and really not spring-like at all, so SOTD Tauer Incense Rose.


Alienbigcat45 · 21/03/2023 21:29

SOTD 4160Ts Temptation with narcissus, my daffs are starting to bloom in my cold, dark garden.

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