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Author Topic: Light and Lasting Scents  (Read 5030 times)

makinalist

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #15 on: June 14, 2013, 11:56:37 AM »
Oh!  Well, I got the one you told me about -- Impression of Light Blue -- and the other two I have wanted to try the real versions of and never have -- Impression of Glow by J Lo and Impression of Cashmere Mist by Donna Karan.

I would never have tried these at all if you hadn't pointed them out to me.  Never let it be said that I am a perfume snob!  If I find one I really love then I can spring for the original, right?
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Swest

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #16 on: June 14, 2013, 10:44:15 PM »


 I will answer:   ITS HOT AS AN OVEN. If you go farther south to where I am. I will give you heat. How about 104-114 F for over 4 months? Dry heat with monsoon conditions, the occasional dust storm with some thunder and lightning mixed in Late June July? Its very interesting. Good thing we do not have high humidity maybe 37 (12 percent is the norm I think) percent in mid late summer. Still feels like Hell.  :evil:


Dear Listy,
Please tell me about summer heat. What is it like to feel the warmth of the sun in your old bones? Here,  we are stuck in a kind of weather-limbo: grey,  dull skies, a chilly wind,  rain... and it has been like this forever. :(
 I also have trouble transitioning from winter scents to summer ones. Now, that I live in Narnia the problem is solved: I don't have to change. But I did, anyway. Just to cheer me up, I am wearing Chance by Chanel, which is not one of the 'great Chanel scents' but is pleasant. Please don't ask me to describe it. My brain has turned into 'day-old mash potato'. But check the reviews on MUA or, better still, Bois de Jasmin. You might like it.
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makinalist

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2013, 12:13:33 AM »
So I have been playing with my Perfect Scents impressions for a few days.  I am amazed at the quality of ingredients and the lasting power.  I would never have dreamed they would be this good.  I find them a bit linear, as if the important notes are there but not the softer ones meant to be blended.

Light Blue gives me lime and cedar and lasts all day.  Unbelievable!  I think this is a decent way to preview a scent before buying the real thing.  It's been interesting.

I have been studying the Cinq Mondes line very seriously.  I want to find something wonderful there.  I also have been scouting for the classic 4711 splash and other Florida waters.
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saragozausedto

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2013, 08:43:45 AM »
I'm amazed with the residual power of Uniq One! I wear some in the morning and until night i can still feel it around me! I LO-VE- IT!

christinedenice

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2013, 03:45:05 PM »
Yay, you got the PS fragrances, Listy! I'm glad they haven't been a disappointment.

Thanks, Beauties, for mentioning Cinq Mondes fragrances. I just looked at a list of them on fragrantica, and they sound very intriguing. I was immediately drawn to Pluie de Petales de Fleurs d'Orange which I believe translates to "rain of orange flower petals." Sounds lovely.  :perfume:
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makinalist

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2013, 09:19:30 PM »
You know, they are so cheap that I could use them as air fresheners if I got one I didn't want to wear!

Meanwhile, I too am entranced by Cinq Mondes.  I think I must try at least one.
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christinedenice

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #21 on: June 22, 2013, 12:17:18 AM »
You know, they are so cheap that I could use them as air fresheners if I got one I didn't want to wear!

Great idea!
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milla

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2013, 10:41:42 AM »
@Swest: that is hot. No I would not like it like that!
Anyway. I have been using Chanel 'Chance', as I mentioned before. But something funny happened: for the last couple of days I have a kind of burning sensation in my neck. can you be allergic to scent? I has never happened to me. My DH told me charmingly yesterday that it 'is alright, just part of getting old', but I am not quite sure. I am not spraying any scent on my neck for a few days just to see what happens. Do you think it could be a reaction between the scent and the moisturiser I use?
Sorry to go slightly off topic..

FooDog

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #23 on: June 26, 2013, 07:04:57 PM »
Listy, what about vetiver?  It feels very fresh but has more depth (and lasting power) than citrusy scents generally do.  I strongly recommend checking out Chanel Sycomore, especially since you like woodsy scents, too.  I wear it all year round, but especially enjoy it in warm weather. 

I can send you a little decanted sample, if you like.   :)
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FooDog

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #24 on: June 26, 2013, 07:14:42 PM »
Oh!  Also Creed Aventus.  Very fresh feeling but lasts great, and I always get compliments when wearing it.  I often see it described as "smokey pineapple"; I don't know if I get that...not sure how I would describe the notes, besides "yummy".  :)  (I can send you a sample of that one, too.)

And a couple other citrus' that last on me better than most:  Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic and Aqua Allegoria Pampelune (the latter especially, if grapefruit is still sounding good to you).
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makinalist

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2013, 02:04:34 PM »
I'm pretty sure that Creed's prices are out of my comfort zone. :P  My DH does like to give me nice perfume and I have one Chanel from him: N°5 Eau Première.  It is a beautiful scent, very ladylike and appropriate for any occasion or season, but not what I want for this hot, humid weather.  Anyway, he would get whatever I asked for, but I don't want to go higher than the occasional Chanel. :)

Sycomore sounds right up my alley with the vetiver and spices. Yum, yum! :grin:

Milla - You can absolutely be allergic to perfume.  The only times it has happened to me it has been on my neck, where the skin is thinner and more apt to be sensitive.  I no longer spray there for that reason.  I am fine as long as I don't apply scent on the front of my neck.
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milla

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #26 on: June 29, 2013, 04:54:34 AM »
I think I will follow your advice, Listy. My neck is so sensitive now. There's a thought: perhaps we need to start a topic on necks! perhaps there is one and I've missed it???

Thanna

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #27 on: June 29, 2013, 09:05:56 AM »
Speaking of Creed...have you tried Virgin Isand Water, Foo?  I think I'll wear that one today.  So refreshing in the heat.  Sure I'm just going to the hardware store and then cleaning/laundry but why not smell good doing chores?
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FooDog

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #28 on: June 29, 2013, 08:54:29 PM »
Sycomore sounds right up my alley with the vetiver and spices. Yum, yum! :grin:

It's actually vetiver and woods, not spices.  If that still sounds appealing, you should definitely check it out.  Only bummer is that it's part of "Les Exclusifs" line, which isn't carried in most department stores, so you either have to have access to a Chanel boutique store or order online. 
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FooDog

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Re: Light and Lasting Scents
« Reply #29 on: June 29, 2013, 09:05:15 PM »
Speaking of Creed...have you tried Virgin Isand Water, Foo?  I think I'll wear that one today.  So refreshing in the heat.  Sure I'm just going to the hardware store and then cleaning/laundry but why not smell good doing chores?

My goodness...I think we just may be fragrance twins, Thanna.   :lol:   I just got a sample of VIW in the Surrender to Chance order I received yesterday.  Haven't tried it yet, but I'm looking forward to it. 

Oh, and yes, I fully agree...why not smell good regardless of what you're doing?  It's a public service. :)  Besides, scents affect my mood, so I use them -- for me -- to feel energized and refreshed (i.e. for running errands and doing chores), or happy and uplifted, or nostalgic, or sexy, or mellow, or whatever!
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