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Author Topic: Which scent are you wearing right now?  (Read 3774 times)

anne

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Which scent are you wearing right now?
« on: April 18, 2014, 02:00:53 AM »
I am wearing Jo Malone´s Nectarine Blossom & Honey cologne. I found a sample I had gotten last time I visited Florida. It is very simple and light, but pleasant. Somehow I think it would suit a girl or a very young woman well. I think I may have some other samples, too, and will try them on now I am on sick leave until 4th May after the knee operation.

How about you? And how would you describe the scent?
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makinalist

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2014, 02:12:28 PM »
I have on Narciso Rodriguez Essence Eau de Musc. Top notes are iris and rose; middle note is musk; base note is amber. It is what I would call a skin scent -- light, clean, fresh -- similar to Nivea lotion. Perfect for warm weather or right after a shower and before bed.

I have never worn a Jo Malone scent. The names sound lovely but I have read there is little lasting power. Usually for me that means none at all! Is it lingering on you, anne?
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anne

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 07:32:18 AM »
Yes, makinalist, it lasts for several hours on me. I do not know if other could smell it but I can. Of course, not very strongly.

After shower I changed into Bel Respiro by Chanel. I usually like it, but now I didn´t. The description sounds better than it smells: "early spring, with grass, crushed leafs and idyllic breeze. Green notes are nuanced and warmed with fresh leather and aromatic refreshing accents."

Today, I tried on Armani´s Acqua di Gio. Top Notes: Violet, Peach, Lemon, Pineapple, Middle Notes:Jasmine, Hyacinth, Muguet, Base Notes:
Styrax, Amber, Musk, Sandalwood. It feels too strong, too spicy, too ...everything. The two last ones are sample sizes from the Perfumed Court.
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christinedenice

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 04:58:51 PM »
Oyedo! Orange candy/orange soda, sharp iris, and thyme. Love!
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anne

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2014, 07:18:17 AM »
I think I need to order a sample of Oyedo next time I buy something from the Perfumed court, it sounds good!

Today´s scent is TDC´s Sel de Vetiver, which I had completely forgotten about. I have a sample size. It is for men and women, and it smells a bit masculine, but not bad at all. Top notes are grapefruit, cardamom and bergamot; middle notes are tahitian vetiver, bourbon geranium and ylang-ylang; base notes are iris, bourbon vetiver and sea salt.

I just applied it so it smells really strong and salty at the moment. We´ll see....
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makinalist

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2014, 01:52:31 PM »
We have had several days of 80-degree temps, so I am wearing my few warm-weather scents exclusively. That means Pacifica Malibu Lemon Blossom, Body Time China Rain, Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude, and occasionally Chanel Eau Premiere. 

I don't wear the green scents very well, but maybe some day I will find one I like.  Citrus is fairly new for me, but I like it okay with other notes included.  At heart I am a lover of all things woody, resinous, and spicy!
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christinedenice

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2014, 05:12:03 PM »
Sel de Vetiver sounds SO good...it's on my list to check out. Thanks, Anne.
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milla

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2014, 03:09:27 AM »
I am not wearing anything. I have not been able to find anything I like now and although I will always love Mitsouko, there are times when I can't wear it.
I have been revisiting some 'old' scents. The other day I tried 'L'air du temps' and I didn't dislike it :o Another one I've tried was Diorella-again I liked it on the sample card, not sure how it will react with my skin. I am sure that your body chemistry alters with our age.
I don't like any of the recent launches, they are all the same.... I do need a scent for my son's wedding in a few weeks' time because I don't feel quite 'dressed up' without perfume....

Styyna

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2014, 10:31:39 AM »
I pulled out my Dolce & Gabbana The One for spring and summer. I found it last year and I still love it. I'm not a scent connoisseur so don't ask me what its notes are. I just know that it works for and on me. :)
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makinalist

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #9 on: May 13, 2014, 01:10:46 AM »
Ah - you and Scarlett Johansson...

TOP: Bergamot, Mandarin, Lychee, Peach
HEART: Madonna Lily
BASE: Vanilla, Amber, Musk
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SusieQ

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #10 on: May 13, 2014, 09:15:42 PM »
I received a sample of the Clean Skin from Sephora and I want to buy the regular size once I've done with sample.

"Notes:Honeydew, Lotus Blossom and Fresh Air Accord, Dewy Petals, Aquatic Notes, Blue Rose, Musks, Amber Wood, Vanilla."

From Sephora's website.
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chataround

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #11 on: May 17, 2014, 10:30:50 AM »

I am wearing Beautiful by Estee Lauder. I always get lots of compliments from other woman when I wear it.
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Mimi

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2014, 07:38:45 AM »
 'Dolce' from Dolce & Gabbana - here is my thoughts from my blog:
 it is Spring in a bottle!  It is a floral combination of white amaryllis & neroli and I thoroughly enjoy it!  Here is more info:
* Top notes: Neroli leaves, Papaya flower
* Heart notes: White Amaryllis, White Daffodil, White Water Lily
* Dry down notes: Cashmeran, Musky notes, Sandalwood
I rarely change fragrance but I got the official diagnosis of osteoporosis
(fractured my back) and I deserved a treat - so this is what I chose.
I usually go with more floral notes but I like this. It will get me to my fall scents.

SusanG

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2014, 09:40:48 AM »
Oh my goodness. I'm so sorry to hear about your back, Mimi. Here's to a speedy and complete recovery!
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milla

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2014, 11:58:14 AM »
Yes, best wishes for a speedy recovery, Mimi, and thanks for the review, I will try it! Spring in a bottle sounds good!

Une Femme

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #15 on: June 02, 2014, 10:08:47 PM »
Artemisia eau de parfum  by Penhaligon.  Ethereal and like nothing else I have ever worn.

Styyna

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #16 on: June 03, 2014, 07:45:34 AM »
Mimi - I hope that your back is healing and that you are comfortable. Please let us know how you are doing. And, yes, I'd say you deserved to treat yourself to a new fragrance. Are you still loving it?

Une Femme - Artemsia sounds lovely. I will have to look it up to see if it's something I might like. I love your description!
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makinalist

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2014, 10:31:42 AM »
Mimi - I am so sorry about your back trouble. My DH was recently diagnosed with the same kind of thing...a compression fracture and low bone density. So far he has only been prescribed OTC calcium supplements, but I wonder if that will be enough.

To keep on topic, I am still wearing the same scents I listed before, but I'm already tiring of my warm-weather choices. Our hot temperatures are here to stay!
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milla

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2014, 12:17:14 PM »
I am just wearing L’Occitane Thé Vert, which was a birthday present. Don’t go for this sort of fragrance usually but I am enjoying wearing something very light and fresh.

marci65

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2014, 03:49:35 PM »
Bulgari/Bvlgari (I never know if I should use the V or U    :grin:  )  Green Tea.  I keep going back to this one in the spring/summer and have used about 3-4 bottles over the years.
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BeautyBarbara

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2014, 11:00:34 PM »
I wore Muguet des Bois (Lily of the Valley) by Coty.  It's one of those fragrances that evokes memories from when I wore it years ago.  Love it!
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BeautyBarbara

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2014, 08:33:07 PM »




I'm currently alternating between these two.  The second one is a long-time favorite Coty's Muguet des Bois (Lily of the Valley)
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milla

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2014, 02:18:16 AM »
What gorgeous bottles!I have finished my Thé Vert by L’Occitane and, surprise surprise, I have bought some ô de Lancôme EDT. I never used to like it  but I am enjoying wearing it now. I am sure that your body chemistry changes as you age…

SusieQ

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #23 on: June 23, 2014, 11:19:07 PM »
Oh, those are beautiful!!

In the summer kit from Sephora, they included a small bottle of Dolce& Cabbana in Light Blue and I've been wearing that everyday.  :heartthrob:  I will be buying the full size once this one runs out.
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SourGrapes

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2014, 05:41:27 PM »
'Dolce' from Dolce & Gabbana - here is my thoughts from my blog:
 it is Spring in a bottle!  It is a floral combination of white amaryllis & neroli and I thoroughly enjoy it!  Here is more info:
* Top notes: Neroli leaves, Papaya flower
* Heart notes: White Amaryllis, White Daffodil, White Water Lily
* Dry down notes: Cashmeran, Musky notes, Sandalwood
I rarely change fragrance but I got the official diagnosis of osteoporosis
(fractured my back) and I deserved a treat - so this is what I chose.
I usually go with more floral notes but I like this. It will get me to my fall scents.
Mimi

I know this isn't on topic, but how old are you;  if i may ask.  You can say, "over 40" or "celebrating my third twentieth", if you like.

I ask because i was diagnosed after a severe fracture (trimalleolar - three broken bones) in my ankle (damn those 3" espadrilles! ), two years ago.  The surgeon told my husband that im showing signs of early osteoporosis.   However, nothing was said to me or my family doctor.  I suppose i could bring it up to my doctor, but then I'd have to admit it.  Kwim? 

Are you taking anything?

On second thought,  i suppose it isnt a formal diagnosis, but im sure the ortho surgeon knows what he's talking about.

Oh, and I'm 42.
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Dee

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Re: Which scent are you wearing right now?
« Reply #25 on: October 07, 2014, 12:16:11 PM »

I'm wearing Eau D'Italie eau De Toilette. I find fragrances which are too "heady" are cloying and nauseating. This one, which I got as a sample, is a light refreshing scent.

I don't wear scent as often as I used to, opting instead for the "just out of the tub soapy clean" scent.

I prefer citrusy scents to florals. Any recommendations?

Dee