Adiós, 2018, don't let the door hit you on the way out! Let's start off 2019 with a clean slate and a clean conscience — Donatella Versace, Our Lady of Scented Excess,1 wants to know what you bought in the 4th quarter (October, November and December) of 2018.
...I spent $185 on a 30 ml bottle of Aftelier Candide. (I also bought a replacement bottle of Ancient Resins, but Donatella does not care about that.) Then I bought a 30 ml bottle of Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Banane at 20% off, $30. Added to the $297 I spent in the first and second quarters (I sat out the third), that brings my total for the year to $512.
As always, report your purchases in the comments if you dare! And as always, we don't include samples or gifts, and you can count miniatures, decants and bottle-splits howsoever you like (I usually count them as half bottles). Samples don't generally count at all, even though some of us spend considerable sums obtaining them.
1. Why does Donatella host (against her will, mind you) the damage polls? There is no real reason other than the picture of her perfume collection, which shows that she indulges regularly at the perfume counter. The image, by the way, is originally from Allure magazine and appears here courtesy of Blogdorf Goodman.
I have a lot to confess. After buying zero bottles the first 2 quarters of 2018, I went a little crazy in the 3rd quarter, and even crazier in the 4th. The list:
PPC Divine 5 mL EdP $45
PPC Provanilla 5 mL EdP $0*
April Aromatics Liquid Dreams 50 mL EdP $175
DSH Three Kings 1 dram EdP $27
DSH Onycha 1 dram EdP $35
DSH Kohl Gris 1 dram EdP $26
DSH Special Formula X-treme 3 mL VdP $18
EdLO And the World is Yours 10 mL EdP $30
Aftelier Alchemy 2 x 5 mL Oil $150
American Perfumers Desert Rose 30 mL Extrait $150
*PPC was having a Buy2, Get 1 Free offer. All but two of these (Liquid Dreams and Special Formula X-treme) were blind buys, which is quite unusual for me. Fortunately, the two most expensive were runaway successes. I love Alchemy, so much in fact that I bought a second bottle. Desert Rose really blew me away. So far it is the best blind buy I have ever made, with Alchemy right behind.
Wait, what else did you get in the PPC b2g1?
I got a 50 mL Heart of Darkness for my hubby for ,Christmas . The B2G1 was buy 2 50 ml or 5 ml and get a 5 ml free.
I didn’t count the Heart of Darkness because it was a gift for someone else.
ah! lucky husband.
(Do you mean a Lab on Fire And the World Is Yours, or did I miss another release?)
Your list is beautiful and I’m thrilled your blind buys worked out
Yes. I just got my houses mixed up.
I must have had a bout of temporary amnesia! I completely forgot about several other purchases:
Dior Dune 5 mL EdT $15
Dior Dolce Vita 5 mL EdT $8
Fendi Theorema 30 mL EdP (partial from eBay) $45
Corrected Total: $724
Oh, you bought the Vanille Banane! I hope you get a lot of pleasure from it.
I bought three solids at Lush in October, even though you’d think I’d know better — earlier last year I bought two (Cardamom Coffee and I’m Home) which it turned out I didn’t enjoy much at all once I could smell them on their own, away from the olfactory din of the Lush store: I really need to swap them away. But I did better this time: Ectoplasm, Vanillary, and What Would Love Do? solids, all of which are simple and charming. (Also a bottle of Rose Jam shower gel, which I suppose doesn’t count, though that stuff is POTENT, more perfume than soap, and you need only a tiny bit for so.much.lather.)
Total for the three, maybe $40 CAD. And that’s my whole quarter. Total for the year, not a lot, certainly under $100. I’m exploring things I own already rather than buying a lot of new stuff.
Are you able to compare the I’m Home solid to the spray? I loved the spray (I smelled it away from the store even!), and am curious if I would enjoy the solid.
I lingered over the liquid CC the last time I was in the store, and was glad you’d mentioned here before that you didn’t think the solid had enough projection and/or strength or I might have bought it. I like the liquid but thought it was too spendy.
I bought the bottle of Cardamom Coffee, it is spendy, but I am a sucker for a good Oriental and that’s what this fragrance is all about for me once the cardamom and coffee are done. I also bought the Twilight body spray because I cannot get enough of Lavender and Tonka! But not to worry, it was a different quarter!
I mostly wanted the cardamom & coffee…so your comment makes me feel better!
Oh my god, i went a little crazy, but i fell for perfumes just in April 2018, so i had a lot to catch up….. Before i mostly had two or three scents to alternate.
Then i discovered the Parfumo.de community and fell really hard, after i had just wanted to find a new signature scent… Then i discovered decants and shortly after hosted my first perfume split.
So the damage done is:
AG Encens Flamboyant nearly FB vom *bay
Heeley Sel Marin 40ml
Assam of India 50ml
Eau de Merveilles Bleu 15ml
Avon Nearness nearly FB vom *bay, but just 10€, so practically free???
Theo Fennel, 1 FB (and a BUB, it was just 20€ each and discontinued…)
OJ Woman 40m from a split
OJ Orris Noir, just 15ml from a split
L´Air de Rien, 40ml from a split
Bottega Veneta 30ml FB, just reduced the price to 30€..
SJP Stash, blind buy, just 20€ for 50ml
and some decants…
Aqua e Sale, Wazamba, Habit Rouge, Bois Noir Piguet, Ambre Russe, Saab Ambrée, Meharées, Salome, 50ml d´Ambiguité, SL Bois Vanille
Swapped some other decants, so those do NOT count!
I want to try to be a little more behaved in the next quarter, but Bulgari Black and Felanilla are calling my name.
Welcome to the crazy, expensive-but-worth-it club!
Pretty spectacular list of stuff you got!
Great finds!!! Enjoy your newly expanded collection!
I want to try Felanilla also!
Ooh, nice choices!
The AG Encens Flamboyant is a favorite of mine. Lovely selection of scents!
YAY another Theo Fennell Scent fan.
This quarter I spent a total of $411 in totally backwards ways, by which I mean the following 6 full bottles came to $10:
Crabtree and Evelyn Veranda
and the following 5 decants/minis came to $159
PPC Sweet Jasmine Brown
PPC Hindu Honeysuckle
Bal a Versailles
and then I spent $89(!) on a mere 5 ml of Slumberhouse Brosse
and the rest was samples, lots of DSH and PPC and Olympic Orchards.
I have no regrets but it all seems a bit upside down!
What a fabulous list. But yeah, funny way to spend all that money.
How do you like the Brosse?
I will let you know Wednesday! ???
2 bottles for a grand total of $223–a fb of Tiger’s Nest and a travel spray of Parfait de Roses. Extremely restrained for me.
Good for you!
I bought a 10ml travel spray of Fleur de Peau on eBay for $23.
And got a whole holiday season’s enjoyment out of putting sale items in e-carts and taking them out and putting other things in, reading the perfume guide and getting more vicarious enjoyment from reading your wonderful comments here. All for free.
Ha, your free enjoyment is a lot like mine! Except maybe not so much this quarter.
Nothing for me in the final quarter of 2018.
Good for you!
I behaved myself in 2018….untill December lol!
1.)Apres L’Ondee Guerlain 100ml edt.Regret buying it unsniffed,it’s even worse than 28 La Pausa in the longevity/sillage department!(Spectacularly beautiful for like 10 minutes then poof!Gone…)
2.)Maison Francis Kurkdjian disvovery set for her,plus beautiful golden globetrotter atomizer.Best buy of 2018
3.)I did get the Skins Cosmetics Holiday box which contains three perfumes,all 10ml or less,including the cute Portrait of a Lady 7 ml mini I mentioned.
THAT was it!
Not bad for 2018.
I agree with you that Apres L’Ondee lasts just a nano second, even on clothes. It is worse than 28 La Pausa. I thought I was the only one having that problem. So dissapointing.
I really was disappointed too…I’ll wear my Etro Heliotrope or Guerlain L’Heure Bleue instead,for my Heliotrope fix!✌??
I think that that is my problem with all Chanel’s offerings -though I haven’t tried Christalle yet. Beautiful, but EXTREMELY fleeting. Esp the new Paris-D/V etc colognes. Money saved.
ALO owns my heart but I know what you mean. It has a funny way of hanging on though, and reappearing when I least expect it. Sometimes it will be undetectable all day, then give me ghostlike whiffs when I go to bed. An elusive muse.
Very little for me: a bottle of SL Sa Majesté la Rose from fragrancenet (maybe $60?) and a set of two NVC Trayee travel sprays from that 50 % off sale on Olfactif ($75 I think). Too lazy to look up the actual prices. Anyway, that brings my total to < $150 for sure, so I’ve spent well under a tenth of my previous quarter expenditures in 2018. I started a real no-buy (for real!) partway through this quarter, and expect it to last through at least the first quarter of 2019.
Looking forward to your lists
Now that’s restraint! Looking forward to white-knuckling it with you through the first quarter.
Ahaha. Sigh. Good luck to you! And to me! We can help each other!
Nice stuff and nice job!
Thanks! Hope I manage to keep it up!
I knew that you could do it!
Oh thanks Jalapeno, that’s so kind of you <3
These, from memory, because I always remember something after I hit “post comment”:
1. Vintage Estée Lauder Beautiful edp
2. (2) Samsara edp Vtg in gold lattice canister (one I gifted)
3. Rose All Dae, swapped
4. Chanel No. 19 vtg edt
5. BR 540 oil, Christmas gift for someone
6. Vtg Opium edt spray
7. Vtg Cartier du baiser de/du dragon
8. Olibanum edp, swapped
Decants: Heeley Cardinal, 10 Corso Como, Avignon, memoir woman, Carner Barcelona D600, Creed Aventus, random samples.
See, said I’d forget something, L’Heure Bleue edp.
Habinita parfum, le labo lys 41…?
I love the selection of decants. Really nice.
Two great ebay deals:
I Miss Violet BUB but I’m almost out!
Rozy EDP (!!)
Two excellent presents from my person, but who am I kidding, it’s our money:
MdO Santal Nabatae
FM Lipstick Rose
Comme de Garconne Monocle Hinoki, Sugi, *and* Laurel (I love them all!)
19-69 Chinese Tobacco
I’ve been worse!
Love your list!
You got ALL the Monocles!! I am green with envy.
Crazy right?! They are each so distinct though and by far my favorite incenses that I have ever tried. And the yellow Sugi bottle? So adorable. So I just *had* to!
Though sorely tempted by all the holiday sales, nothing, zip, zilch, nada!
Jealous of your restraint!Keep it up!!
Good for you!
NICE!!! Ignoring those Black Friday items takes a LOT of willpower!
Well I made up for you. I did not ignore the holiday sales, nope nope nope.
I was bad in the 4th quarter havinbg spent more than I should have – roughly €175/$200 while my quarterly limit is €100. But my figures in in the previous three quarters were good, so it was an acceptable year in terms of perfume expenses.
Besides, dear Donatella, I only bought decants (yeah, I keep using this excuse). And about half of my purchases were discontinued perfumes, so maybe it was my last chance to buy them (or at least to buy them at a reasonable price).
October was the worst month – 10 scents. I was rather restrained in November and December (3 and 3).
The most expensive decants were Songe d’un Bois d’Ete and Coromandel. The cheapest were Pour Un Homme de Caron and La Haie Fleurie.
And, finally, my list:
Guerlain Insolence EDP 10 ml
Guerlain Songe d’un Bois d’Ete 7 ml
Guerlain Liu 6 ml
Guerlain Shalimar PI L’Eau 10 ml
Chanel Coromandel EDT 10 ml
Chanel Misia EDT 10 ml
Chanel No 22 EDT 8 ml
Bvlgari Eau Parfumee au The Bleu 10 ml
Caron Pour Un Homme 10 ml
Fendi Theorema 10 ml
John Galliano 10 ml
L’Artisan La Haie Fleurie 7 ml
Memo Tiger’s Nest 7 ml
Penhaligon’s Malabah 8 ml
Saint-Laurent Opium 10 ml
Tom Ford Shanghai Lily 7 ml
Really nice choices! Enjoy them.
Lots of classics on the list! Very nice!
This was my worst quarter for buying since 2014, when I got into perfume. (And it’s no surprise that I’m now on a year-long no buy!)
L’Artisan 60 Mirablilis (2 x 10 ml decants)
L’Eau No. 5 (30 ml)
Sideris (15 ml)
Wood Sage and Sea Salt (30 ml, replacement bottle)
Eau des Merveilles (50 ml, replacement bottle for almost empty 15 ml travel spray)
Odeur 53 (200 ml)
Brooklyn (30 ml)
Ouai Mercer Street (50 ml)
A. N. Other FL/18 (50 ml)
Cafe Tuberosa (10 ml)
I don’t regret buying any of them, but I certainly don’t need to bring any new friends home for them to play with.
Odeur 53 is an icon!
Agree. 200 ml is a lot of it, too.
Its really special…. This will last you two lifetimes…
1) Bought re-ups of Philosophy Fresh Cream Warm Cashmere at Ulta- it was a 2 oz and a 1/2oz bottle;
2) Also bought at Ulta: Bought SJP Stash for a re- on sale gift box- full bottle & a rollerball
3) a bottle of Monoi oil for my hair.
Not included: For my sister, I bought 3 bottles of The Body Shop body mists, Indian Jasmine perfume, a bottle of Rose Jam shower gel and Monoi body Butter.
I’m sitting on my hands to not pull the trigger on Cap Neroli which has really grown on me. Finished my sample off last night. Every time I put it in my cart I hear your voice telling me “Just get it, damn it!” It will be your fault ?
Enjoy your goodies!
Imma get another bottle for summer as a reward for my certification completion!
What I like about Cap Neroli (apart from the scent) is that a 30ml bottle with a discount is really not a bad price at all…
Also: Twisted Lily is doing a thing where if you buy $80 worth of Nicolai products, you can get a 15 mL travel spray. DOOO EEEET
Love Stash! The actual bottle, there’s something about it that I’m obsessed with.
The design is really nice!
I got…some scents
D&G Dolce garden, 30 ml
Profumum Roma Acqua di sale 10 ml
I profumi di Firenze Vaniglia et fici 50 ml (love this!)
Hermes Twilly 30 ml
Paco Rabanne Olympéa intense 30 ml
4160 Tuesdays Tyger Tyger 30 ml
Tom Ford Lost cherry (wonderful!!!) but it was mostly a gift from my husband so almost doesn’t count.
And a bunch of samples from
Hiram Green and Lulua.pl – mostly Kerosene and imaginary authors.
Technically Twilly is a replacement, I’ve gone through a 15 ml mini and needed more. So maybe it doesn’t count?
It counts, but personally I always find it less guilt inducing
Comme des Garçons Soda, 50 ml.
Comme des Garçons Sequoia, 50 ml.
Montale Orange Flowers, 100 ml.
Fendi Theorema Esprit d’Été, 100 ml.
Fendi Theorema, 50 ml (backup).
The Zoo Scent Tattoo 50g.
Serge Lutens Rousse, 75 ml.
Vero Profumo Kiki extrait de parfum, 7.5 ml.
Annick Goutal Mandragore edp, 100 ml.
Nice list but rather restrained ? I just yesterday recommended Sequoia to a male friend of mine.
Yeah I was kind of out of the loop this quarter. Was sick back in October.
Sorry to hear you were sick!
Thanks! I’m much better now.
+1 on the Theoremas!
Love ’em. I can’t believe I’m still able to get Theorema. I’ve bought several bottles for presents and two for myself in the last couple of years. That one store must have a huge stash.
I’m considering a back-up bottle for myself. We know it’s not freshly made, but we also know it’s not reformulated beyond recognition!
Great list — sorry you were sick but knew there had to be an explanation. You missed a month of buying!
Thanks. Yeah I was sick about that time so wasn’t getting perfume. Also, medical bills kept me from buying. LOL. I’ll be back to my usual behavior this year!
I am loving scent tattoo/club design from the Zoo sample set I got.
It’s sitting pretty high on my wish list for a bottle.
A single 50mL bottle of Kenzo Jungle l’Elephant back in October, and that’s it. It was around $45 with shipping.
The cute elephant is priceless, though ❤️ Enjoy!
Wow, you are so good! I need to borrow your restraint. I think that I am cutting back but not really when I tally the damage.
I had to keep in mind that some big expenses were coming down the pike for 4th quarter, and they weren’t nearly as much fun as perfume.
Adulting is a drag.
Sometimes, yeah. ?
Excellent acquisition! I got a bottle myself in a swap and I adore it
I bet that this one could age really well!
I sure hope so!
I love the elephant too. And since just a spritz will last HOURS, you’ll still half a bottle left when you’re 90! ?
Pretty sure that The Elephant hangs around until I shower it off. Good thing I like it!
I spent more on samples this last quarter than I have in a couple of years. And I liked quite a few of them (Dusita Issara and Erawan, MdO Santal Nabatea, BF Fontevraud x2, Bogue MEM to name a few of my winners) which was unusual and why I stopped buying samples to begin with.
It lead to 1 bottle, bought (supplemented with a holiday gift card and a little holiday gift cash) just under the wire (and don’t have yet):
1) BF Vetiverissimo
which will be the only vetiver in my collection. ?
2) I also blind-bought ALoF And the World… and swapped it away rather quickly.
3) And a 5 ml decant of Papillon Anubis after unearthing the few-years-old remnants of a sample and loving it.
Nice list. ? When did you split Parfum Satori Satori?
La, La, La, La, La….Can’t hear you.
Help a gal out here, Petunia! Lol!
Just checked the transaction history and it was def. last quarter!
Ooh, you’re wicked! I could swear I already reported that last quarter! I’ll have to check the last poll.
Yes, it was last quarter. Phew ?
I have finally done it: I have achieved PEAK DONATELLA! I know she smiles on me with delight. Truly I have followed her path this past quarter. I must confess that I did hunt down bargains relentlessly, something she no doubt finds perplexing (perhaps even distasteful) but we mere mortals have our weaknesses. Of course all purchases were justified — Donatella frowns in puzzlement, what does that mean? – but for you, gentle readers, I will explain.
First there are the upgrades, where I traded up from decant or mini to FB. Surely these are BUBs (*) and thus don’t really count, right? (* yeah this was before my epiphany that I don’t need BUBs…)
1. Zoologist Macaque
2. Zoologist Elephant
3. Guerlain Ambre Eternel
4. Kilian Love and Tears
5. Ineke Idyllwild
6. Vagabond Prince Enchanted Forest
7. Tom Ford Fleur de Portofino
8. Teo Cabanel Barkhane
9. Richard Luscher Britos Causse Mejean
10. Jovoy La Liturgie des Heures
11. Guerlain Songe d’Un Bois d’Ete
12. L’Artisan Parfumeur Explosions Rappelle-Toi
Then there are classics, which are always justified:
13. Chanel No 5 L’eau (red bottle!!!)
14. Guerlain Jicky EdT
15. Guerlain Vol de Nuit EdT
16. Guerlain Vol de Nuit Parfum
Then there are things that have been on my list forever, so when I found bargains, it would have been irresponsible not to buy:
17. L’Artisan Parfumeur Arcana Rosa
18. Tom Ford Ombre Leather
19. Guerlain Santal Royal
20. Guerlain Oud Essentiel
21. Demeter Gingerale
22. Viktoria Minya Eau de Hongrie
23. Jo Malone Incense & Cedrat
24. Atelier Cologne Gold Leather
25. Pierre Guillaume Monsieur
26. Pierre Guillaume Liqueur Charnel
27. Penhaligon’s As Sawira
28. The Different Company Santo Incensio (aka Le 15)
29. Comme Des Garcons Wisteria Hysteria
(goodness this list is getting long…)
Can’t forget my charitable good works (purchases direct from the perfumers):
30. Providence Perfume Co Lemon Liada
31. Providence Perfume Co Hindu Honeysuckle (mini)
32. Providence Perfume Co Moss Gown (mini)
33. House of Matriarch Sacre Noir (mini)
34. Smell Bent Smoked Ambergris
Minis which don’t count by virtue of their tender size (I am sure Donatella would not notice minis):
35. Hermes Agar Ebene
36. 7 Virtues Vanilla Woods
37. 7 Virtues Orange Blossom
38. A Lab On Fire And the World Is Yours
39. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
40. Frederic Malle Monsieur
Did a bit of pre-buying for summer:
41. Mugler Cologne Fly Away
42. Mugler Cologne Love You All
43. Fragonard Verveine
44. Hermes Terre d’Hermes Eau Intense Vetiver
45. Kilian Moonlight In Heaven
(my fingers are tired of typing…)
So now we are down to the actual purchases.
46. Masque Milano Hemingway
47. Teresa Helbig Old Money
48. Nasomatto Absinth
49. Molton Brown Muddled Plum
50. Profumum Roma Olibanum
Oh, nearly forgot, I had a birthday this quarter, plus Christmas, so let’s cross off 2 for gifts-to-self. AND I sold 5 FBs and 4 minis. So… really nothing, overall. Surprising how much space nothing takes up on the counter, though.
Wow I’m in awe – that’s quite the loot!
I’ll say! Really nice buys.
Holy smoke!!! I am gobsmacked!
PEAK DONATELLA! (I think I should sit on my credit cards for a while)
Pixel, this list made my week. Thank you for sharing!
Wow! That’s more square feet than my apartment ?
This makes me inordinately happy.
Me, too. ♥
Congratulations. A beautiful list.
Kudos for such hearty support of PPC.
Thank you, I was waiting for you to post before me, as my excess will look smaller in comparison.
I am only here to help
Pixel wins. Next term we will put your picture at the top of the damage poll!
I am SO HAPPY. I do get why you wouldn’t tell me what you got in an email, though. Imagine having to type all this out by hand.
This is marvelous! Enjoy your wealth of scent!
I am really impressed. By your purchases and your sense of humour!
AND you bought Old Money, so maybe you’ll get some new? Did you like the Teresa Helbig?
I’m undecided on that one. It has notes I love (plum, leather) but there’s something else in there that’s bugging me. Will have to re-try. With more sprays
I’m lost for words!
How is Masque Milano Hemingway? It’s on my to try list.
Reeeeeeeeeeeally nice. Smoky vetiver. If you’re a vetiver ho, as I am, this one’s definitely worth a sniff.
Donatella swoons! (and plans a visit to your house)
I bow to you.
Gosh, that’s an impressive list.
All my purchases this quarter occurred in the splitmeet.
I hosted a split of Mohur – sold 40 ml leaving me 20 ml. I’m hoping Mohur will project and last longer in warm weather.
Acquired from other hosters travel sprays of Bombay Bling (blind buy, hoping I will like more in summer) and Osmanthe Yunnan.
That’s all – I did better then I thought!
I bought a travel set of OJ Frangipani Thanksgiving weekend. Actually, I used gift money to do so, so that’s potentially not *really* a perfume purchase. I’ll count it anyway.
Plus, so very pretty
I only bought 2 FBs this quarter, but they were pretty expensive- VP Rozy EDP, because I don’t know how much longer her fabulous perfumes will be available (I also wanted Rubj VDE but it was sold out), and NV Niral, just because it’s so beautiful.
Good call getting that Vero Kern while you still can!
Perfect. I had Rubj on my list. For some reason, I luckily did acquire Naja when it was released.
I thought that I was being restrained this quarter but I spent more than I thought. I bought 3 travel sprays and 1 large decant a 2 FBs.
Iris 39 travel spray
Eau de Magnolia travel spray
Jasmines Marzipane travel spray
Santal Nabataea 10 ml decant (split)
Victoria’s Secret original scent. Vintage from EB, FB (blast from the past)
I spent about $399 not including a few sample orders or gifts.
I also bought one other FB on NYE but it shipped out today, so it doesn’t count. ?
And hajusuuri, I have no recollection of Elisa and I splitting Satori. Nope no memory of that at all! ?
A lot of your purchases sound like they are quite pretty!
Yeah, I don’t usually go for the edgy scent. I just like to smell nice.
Nothing wrong with that at all!
Ha! I have eyes on the back of my head…
Nothing slips past you. Looking forward to reading your confession. ?
Ditto this. I think pixel wins the prize, though. She may have even outdone the Great One (Donatella) herself! ?
After Pixel and Cazaubon’s confessions, it probably wouldn’t be too bad.
It was last quarter so you’re in the clear ? You got some nice ones there!
Also, do tell what you bought on NYE and I won’t make you count it like I counted my NYE purchase ?
Nope! Can’t make me. ? My order was held up until today. I emailed about a price discrepancy and it took a few days for them to respond.
Oh, you tease, you! But, ok, since it wasn’t really finalized.
Yeah, that was not a great day to order when looking for more immediate gratification.
Sorry Elisa! I read your comment wrong… I thought you said you would make me count it. ?
I bought Fleur de Peau by Diptyque. Hajusuuri gave me a very generous sample and I was surprised at how much I like it. Flower skin is really the perfect description for it. So pretty, creamy, warm, soft and enveloping. It’s a skin scent with low projection. Sort in the style of Le Cri de la Lumiere but it’s a much warmer scent. Hajusuuri probably missed my comment giving her props and an enabler pin for her tiara while she was away.
Ah, ok. I thought it was a surprise ? Enjoy it!
I saw it…my first enabler’s pin for 2019 ?
How has the original VS held up? I have fond memories of it, quite beautiful!
It has held up beautifully. I think it will be an early spring scent for me. I still really like it.
Felanilla Full bottle! You are my hero!
My least speedy quarter in 2018 – I bought 4 FB but 3 were gifts and don’t count. The only bottle for myself was Lancome Climat, a blind buy after having read it was similar to Amouage Dia, which is the one I am really after. It’s pretty nice, but I think I liked Dia better and will keep my eyes peeled for a deal/decant/small size (do they even come in such sizes?). Oh, and I also foolishly bought a sample of Cap Neroli (I own a bottle) when I meant to buy a sample of Neroli Intense…that’s what happens when Black Friday is almost over and you’re frantically trying to place an order!
Sniff Goals in 2019: trying Neroli Intense from Nicolai, trying more Amouage scents, pouncing on OJ Woman come next Black Friday, sampling Castana by Cloonkeen and maybe finding Guerlain Liu someplace. (and perhaps also Jicky).
I am going to need more Jicky soon myself…wish I could have an Angie luck moment and find some vintage at Goodwill.
If/when you do smell the Cloon Keen Castana, please do report! It got five stars from Turin but they are only sold through some design house web site in the US. Need to find out if they sell samples.
So here goes! I bought full bottles of Alaia, Guerlain Mitsouko EDP, and Chanel No 5 EDT and also a big bottle of Aqua Di Gio for my beloved, so that does not really count. All this was a hair under $200 because I hit the discounters for three of these on a good day to buy. I purchased the Chanel from their website. I ordered some samples from Surrender to Chance but it was not excessive so I think Donatella will forgive me! Not too bad!
Lovely picks with the Alaia and Mitsouko!
I cannot remember when I bought these. I don’t keep track of anything in my personal life because I have to keep track of EVERYTHING while at work. It hasn’t diminished my pleasure at all!
1) ELdO Fils de Dieu 50ml 50% discount $45
2) CdG Kyoto 50ml no discount $95
3) CdG Jaisalmer 50ml no discount $96
Of course, it goes without saying that I am kicking myself with both feet because I never loosed the purse strings to buy Onda VdE or Naja. ?
Oh, and I think I bought a Hermés travel size, but I don’t like it and have blocked it from my memory ?
Which one did you buy and not like?
I forget the name- agar something I think…?
Yes, just looked it up. Agar Ebene.
Ah yes, I bought that one too, but I like it.
Swap the AE!
Love those CdGs!!
Great bargain on the ELdO!
It was, and it’s all thanks to NST because someone posted a PSA about them being 50% off. It tipped me right over the edge. I’m not as happy with paying full price for the CdG, but oh well. I had small decants of both and used them quickly. They kept knocking on my brainbox, “Hey, remember me?” And I did. So I caved. Not even trying to rationalize. ??♀️
Just 1: a pb of Penhaligon Iris Prima, which I’ve wanted for over a year! Just $35 with shipping. It should arrive tomorrow. I’m so excited!
I also bought $20 in samples, but those don’t count.. Last quarter I bought an Iris Prima mini for ~$13 on ebay, plus a $40 broken bottle of Odin Petrana with no spritzer; just a pin. what’s a gal to do about that folks? Someone suggested pulling it off pliers and decanting.
So my total for the year? under $125.
Next year? Not sure. I’m still in love with Iris, woods and vetiver. Anything is possible!
I think someone here on NST suggested pushing in a pin with a Phillips screwdriver and then decanting the bottle contents via syringe in a similar situation.
Ah! That’s right! Though I can’t really picture doing this myself. I’m not very handy. I’ll have to show that comment to my husband, who is much more skilled with tools.
Let’s see , do BUBs *not* count, right? Got a BUB of super-pretty Douceur de Siam. Got a travel size of HJ Slowdive in a bit of a sale, got a good price for OJ Tiare, and then an excellent price for a 2nd hand bottle of Safran Troublant.
They count, but they come with extra justification points
Here goes! Seems I was on a vintage hunt this time around. Do the body oils count?
1. My Sin edt (vintage) on evilbay for $8.00.
2. Raffinee edt (vintage) on evilbay for $34.00.
3. Lutece (vintage) on evilbay for $15.00.
4. Wrappings mini (vintage) on evilbay for $30.00 – way overpaid after
I lost another auction for a full size bottle.
5. Wrappings (new) with body lotion bonus for $40.
6. Chanel No. 5 dry body oil spray $98.
7. Prescriptives Calyx $60. Had to, because it was Prescriptives!
8. Tauer PHI mini $25.00, but I don’t have it in my hands yet.
9. Tauer Wowzilla oil $25.00, not in my hands yet either.
I could have had a bottle of Hermes Hiris in the matte blue bottle but didn’t get it. I’m still kicking myself!
Yep, that blue bottle is beautiful. If you like to display your scents, it’s a real beacon. I was able to get mine just after they changed their packaging at a discount, but it came all the way from Israel…!
Rats! I knew I should have got it!
The body oils do not count. They are moisturizers, not perfumes.
? thank you!!
Now that Pixel has posted, I will expose my quarter of shameful excess. I am also announcing publicly my year-long no-buy as penance:
Apoteker Tepe The Peradam
Apoteker Tepe The Holy Mountain
Hermes Cedre Sambac travel spray
Hermes Agar Ebene travel spray
Neela Vermeire Mohur
J. Hannah Co. Skive
Guerlain Mon Guerlain
Heretic Coeur Noir
Hiram Green Dilettante
Papillon Perfumery Salome
The Different Company Une Nuit Magnetique
Miller & Bertaux Om
Atelier des ors Lune Feline
Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena
Masque Milano Tango
4160 Tuesdays Over the Chocolate Shop
Huitieme Art Ambre Ceruleen
Bottega Profumiera Gourmand
Au Pays de la Fleur d’Oranger Neroli Blanc Intense
Jo Malone Incense & Cedrat
DS & Durga Freetrapper
Les Senteurs Gourmands Vanille Violette
Aedes de Venustas Musc Encense
Goldfield & Banks Southern Bloom
Une Nuit a Bali Suma Oriental
Frederic Malle L’Eau d’Hiver
Mugler Angel Muse
Guerlain Mon Exclusif
Bruno Fazzolari Ummagumma
Dua 19 Shades of Benzoin
Arte Profumi Sucre Noir
Memo Tiger’s Nest
Atelier des Ors Musc Immortel
Vero Profumo Kiki voile d’extrait
Vero Profumo Kiki eau de parfum
Vero Profumo Kiki extrait
Vero Profumo Rozy eau de parfum
Vero Profumo Rozy extrait
Atelier des Ors Aube Rubis
Atelier des Ors Cuir Sacre
Atelier des Ors Larmes Sacrees du Desert
Atelier des Ors Rose Omeyyad
Atelier des Ors Iris Fauve
Mona di Orio Vanille
Hiram Green Dilettante travel spray
(posted in order of purchase). The only really defensible purchases were the Apoteker Tepe and Vero Profumo ones, due to discontinuation/demise of perfumer. I also bought a couple of decants but they were insignificant compared to the list above. Lots of these purchases were at least 15-20% off, but that’s hardly an excuse. Mea culpa!
An amazing list. I almost did the same with the Vero Kern’s but didn’t have the cash at the time.
I didn’t have the cash either at the time, but knew I would within two weeks, so I used the CC in desperation.
Oops that was for deva!
Oops sent message to the wrong place. What I meant here was good call cazaubon!
Holy Krakatoa Batman! Great list and I’m so happy you got several from Vero Profumo! Smart buy!
See below Deva! I’m phone challenged tonight.
Amazing list, wear it all in good health!
And so glad somebody is still buying FM Hiver. Mentions of it are so rare anymore I keep hoping they won’t discontinue it.
That is amazing!!!
That list is fabulous! Enjoy them with no regrets, and good job on making shopping your closet next year more fun
That’s for sure!
Enjoy! I always read reviews of the MdO Vanille and think that it sounds really nice. And good luck with the no-buy!
Wow, that is a lot more than all my bottles! That makes me feel I have a very small collection.
You needed new bottles to replace the ones that left the island
Ironically my list of purchases barely exceeds what I have finished and given away or sold in 2018. So that is a small point in my favour.
Wow, great strategy and a fabulous list. So much to enjoy!
Oh la la! Jealous of your Dilettante and Salome. And glad to have another companion in no-buy land.
Wow! Jealous of your Apotekers-smart move getting those.
Curious where you ended up getting the Bottega Profumiera?
That was frustrating – it was out of stock on Twisted Lily, so I ordered on Amazon, only to have the seller cancel the order due to no stock (even though their listing claimed they had 8 bottles for sale!?! – avoid e-beauty on Amazon). In desperation, I ordered directly from the manufacturer in Italy at great shipping expense, only to see a bottle pop up on Twisted Lily during their 20% off sale two weeks later. Argh! I had emailed Twisted Lily but they never replied, and a lot of their stuff has been out of stock for months, so I didn’t have faith it would be available any time soon. Oh well.
Awesome list there, C! I am glad that someone else is helping keep the perfume industry afloat Any new favorites in there?
I’m particularly enjoying the Tiger’s Nest, Sucre Noir, Lune Feline, Cedre Sambac and Over the Chocolate Shop at the moment. Ummagumma, Salome, MdO Vanille, Iris Nazarena, Incense & Cedrat, the Apoteker Tepes and the Kiki extrait were duplicates I bought to take back to Canada.
Wow! Amazing list – you and pixel together can open up a small perfumery!
You are def a fan of atelier des ors – I have lune Feline and love it but sometimes it feels too synthetic to me
Wowzers! Did you buy doubles for your bi-coastal life?
Yes, several were duplicates destined for the other house.
You all know the cartoon characters when the eyes bug out, and the jaw hits the floor? That was me, after reading this post. Utterly amaze-balls!
This list leaves me breathless
Wow, now I understand why you’re on a “no-buy” for 2019. Guess you decided you’d had enough fun at the end of 2018.
Deva I have a full bottle of Naja that I will never use all of it you want some.
Oops wrong place!
What?! I’m happy to buy a decant or however much you want to part with!!! You can email me at taiga101 in the Land of Yahooligans…! Thank you a million and one times! ?
I’m very late to the quarterly confession today, but nonetheless I’m sure this is good for my soul
I finally bought a bottle of Theorema, after a couple of years of dithering. I went through two bottles years ago, and thought it might be a bit sweet for me now, but nostalgia won out.
I got Indochine and Dryad for my birthday. I know one can customarily not count presents, but my mother certainly didn’t give me enough money to cover both of these, so they were more a present to myself!
My unplanned purchase was Vero Kern’s Mito EdP. It had been on my possible list for a long time and the sad news of her death made me realise it might be now or never. I might have been just in time, as I got the last bottle from Luckyscent.
You might as well have the one last bottle of Theorema…eventually the world’s remaining supply will run out.
So true, I’m really quite surprised it’s still available, I was sure I would have dithered too long!
Excellent purchases. You can’t go wrong with Theorema.
Also really late, but enjoyed reading about everyone’s purchases!
I was actually really good and, if not for some “technical problems”, could have reported a zero buy.
EXCEPT that a friend’s husband who volunteered to courier a parcel for me, arrived with my long ago ordered three bottles on October 3rd and I reimbursed him.
1) Late to the party with Iris Cendre, but no regrets
2) Bulgari au The Vert -FB after finishing a mini
3) Molinard Habanita
and bought this, but then my husband offered to pay for it as I am notoriously difficult to buy Christmas gifts for:
4) Tea for Two L’Artisan
So may 3 1/2?
I’m so thankful for Pixel and Cazaubon’s lists as I felt like I had been really bad this quarter and ultimately I wasn’t that bad. Still, considering the size of my collection, I have been.
Andy Tauer: Lonestar Memories, which has been on my buy list for ages.
L’Artisan Parfumeur, Bucoliques de Provence. I knew I had to have this ever since first smelling it after it had just come out. Lavender, iris and a pretty bottle. Funnily enough the smell does not capture the Provence smell at all, but it still is so very lovely.
Maison Francis Kurkdjian, Absolue pour le soir
Aedes de Venustas, Œillet Bengale (at half the price)
Plus I got my mother the travel sizes of Une fleur de cassie and got myself the large sample pack of Oriza L. Legrand.
Our excesses seem paltry by comparison. ?
If you can’t be a good example, at least you can be a fair warning. Glad I was able to make others feel better about their purchases, although given the size of my collection, it was beyond excessive.
Hahahaha! Yeah glad I could help put your quarter into proper perspective
I’m just so glad of your company that’s all.
My most extravagant year must have been around 2009, when afraid of IFRA I got a ridiculous number of fragrances. I remember getting more than half of all the available Nicolaïs in small bottles in one go.
I’ve often wondered what the people at Nicolaï were thinking when they were preparing that order.
Nice list! Where did you get the Aedes at half price?
From a Dutch (r)etailer.
Since I’m awake for no good reason, I might as well confess..
1. Chanel No.5 red bottle
2. Coco Mademoiselle Intense,( bought with ULTA points, so doesn’t really count)
3. The body shop white musk, smoky rose.
4. Splits of Ambre Nuit and Luce
This would have been a great quarter, but the Red Bottle just killed me. No regrets though, it’s beautiful and I smell great?
I have never seen the red bottles but I bet it’s beautiful!
The Red Bottle is a thing of beauty. Nicely done.
I got the Red L’eau so were Red Bottle sisters!
Glad to hear that you are wearing and loving the Red Bottle! Yay you!
One bottle of Rien Intense Incense by ELDO, Christmas gift for myself. (and I’ve decanted 2/3 of it because 100ml is waaaay to much for this nuclear perfume). That’s it for this quoter and actually this year!
I’ve did some perfume and sample swap over the year, but that was without putting any money in it.
That is a beauty. I’ve got a bottle of the original Rien and can’t quite justify a full botlle of the Intense version. Would love a mini bottle at some point.
I knew better Rien than Intense Incense and after I’ve got the bottle I was wondering if maybe I like the original more.
It’s very incensy for the first hours and it dries down to the original Rien. The performance is nuclear…it lasts for almost 24 hours on my skin and all my wardrobe usually lasts 6-12 hours.
Hats off to Pixel and cazaubon!!!
For me zippo , zilch, rien….I think last quarter was my only purchasing quarter and I bought only two bottles (Heaven and Reglisse Noire) around 89 dollars so that is my total for the year….(I am not counting gifts or samples)
like others I am on a no buy for 2019……
I thought that you bought Casablanca? ?
It was a gift.
And not purchased by me.
? Perfume presents are the best!
after a 2018 of mostly no buy, i went hog wild (for me) in Q4…
3.4 oz of escada agua del sol – $10 (so i guess that was free)
DS & Durga come undone – $100ish all said and done
And the World is Yours – $35?
and a buttload of samples, but since they are so small they are technically free
but i’ve already started Q1 off with a purchase of 3.4 oz of burberry baby touch. oh donatella!
Hey, still not bad for the year!
I think I bought Bvlgari Eau Parfumée Au Thé Noir this quarter, though I can’t really remember: cost – $113. So I think I was at $376 for 2018 bottles, possibly my lowest total since I got into perfume. But I feel a buy or two coming on…
Ha, so do I!
I don’t think I ever managed to try the black tea. Is it fantastic? (I guess your purchase answers my question though.)
Vintage Nina Ricci l’Air du Temps EDT 50ml £7.50
Vintage Caron Infini Parfum 7.5ml £7.50
Vintage Diorissimo EDC 54ml £6.50
Vintage Yardley English Rose £125ml £3.99
Vintage Balenciaga Le Dix 30ml (Parfum? in the oval box) £40
I seem to have fallen into the vtg rabbit hole. Oh well.
Yes, but GREAT prices!!
I didn’t buy anything this quarter, and my annual outlay was less than $500 for the year, the lowest in six years. That doesn’t mean I didn’t get any new stuff–Fumerie has 2 swaps a year, plus the NST swapmeets/splitmeets, so I am refining my perfume cabinet. I do love getting rid of the stuff I don’t wear and getting new loves.
Good for you foxbins!
Biggest quarter so far, even though I wanted to show restraint, but several bottles are BUBs so there’s that, I didn’t add up, and didn’t include when there was a shipping cost, so staying mercifully in the dark about total
Hermes Eau de Neroli Dore 100ml £29.99
JLS Nuits Indiennes 100ml £25 BUB
Coty Fatale 50ml £6 BUB
Guerlain Jardins de Bagatelle 75ml £23.50 BUB
YSL Opium Eau d’Orient 100ml £34
Revlon Intimate 105ml £7.50 BUB
Carven Ma Griffe 60ml £4.19 BUB
Givenchy III 120ml £31 BUB
A*Men Pure Malt 95/100ml £31.66
Yardley Iris 60/125ml 99p BUB
VC&A Bois d’Iris 75ml £41.50
Missoni Gianduia 75ml £38 BUB
Jean Patou Colony 100ml £47.50
What a great list though!
Thank you, Robin and I tell myself that I had been patient waiting for the right price… etc But I will be real careful next quarter. This Donatella feature is a really good way to have goals and try to keep them.
I was doing really, really well. Or, quite well. Well, not bad.
Until mid December I had bought a travel spray of Musc Ravageur, and a much-discounted Au Dela Narcisse (and replaced a finished bottle of L’heure bleue).
Then all of a sudden I tracked down a bottle of Rozy VdP–it had been out of stock at all the usual suspects for a while–and the barely touched Onda extrait that I had bid on ebay had… not a single bid against me. Then Bloom had a 25% off sale, so I had to replace the almost-empty decant of Couer de Noire–I want to continue to smell like a pirate queen who writes bad poetry next year too–AND Chris Rusak had 15ml minis on sale. So, a wee bottle of gorgeous io headed across the ocean to me.
That said: I sat on my hands while a bottle of vintage Bandit extrait was listed and relisted. And didn’t blind buy the new Slumberhouse. Nor, though I might regret this, did I buy Naja.
Very nice, picking up the Rozy and Onda!
Opps ! I forgot – I bought BF AuDeLa Narcisse also!!!
And I LOVE Io. I hope you will too!!!
I’m so happy I bought the Io. It’s rather wonderful.
(and your comment prompted me to wear the ADN yesterday–an early dose of spring with those narcissi in there. Weather failed to deliver, but I smelled great!)
Only two bottles this quarter, too much work and buying a new apartment. Moving forced me to face the size of my perfume collection…
FK Lumiere Noir pour femme 50 ml
Xerjoffs Dama Bianca 30 ml
Being busy elsewhere always helps!
I haven’t confessed in a while because I usually confess immediately after I purchase. Here’s my attempt at a list for the 4th Quarter. I excluded minis, decants and splits. It is a very restrained quarter as compared with several you-know-who. If I forgot something, please remind me
Aftelier Alchemy x 2 (these are mini sized but each is considered a FB)
Chanel No. 5 L’eau Red
Chanel Paris Deauville
Diana Vreeland Daringly Different
Frederic Malle Iris Poudre (BUB of BUB of BUB)
Herve Gambs Hotel Particulier
Hiram Green Hyde
Maison Lancome Iris Dragees (travel)
Maison Lancome Jasmins Marzipane (travel)
Maison Lancome Parfait de Roses (travel)
Mona di Orio Santal Nabatea
Mugler Aura EDT
Profumum Roma Ichnusa (travel)
Tom Ford Lost Cherry
Vero Profumo Naja
Von Eusersdorff Classic Patchouli Balmy
Oohh… I didn’t know you had picked up Aura edt! I think it will be great for spring??
Nice haul! Ichnusa is good stuff.
We don’t hear about Ichnusa much, but I think it has one of the best drydowns ever.
That Santal Nabatea has been getting a lot of love here at NST lately.
So you have four bottles of Iris Poudre now? Impressive!
The 39mL is to back up the 100mL, and 2 travel sprays ?
I meant 30 mLs! That said, I think the bottle itself is beautiful but the outer packaging is NOT safe because the part of the box that contains the bottle and slides out is not snug.
Eh, I forgot 4 bottles but who’s counting ?
In comparison to ‘some’ people’s purchases mine are small fry, but here goes…….
Atelier Cologne Iris Rebelle, 30ml, £20 from a swap site. Could be up for a swap.
CDGMan2, 30ml for £40, love this and don’t know why I didn’t get this sooner.
CDG2, 30ml for £45. Not a love but I appreciate it. Both the CDG were discounted.
The Woods by Mark Buxton, 50ml EDP, with shower gel and soap, £85. Was sucked in from here on a bad day, it is surprisingly good. The soap will be up for a freebie meet.
Bulgari Pour Homme, £45, for nostalgic reasons. Still smells good.
L’Occitane Cedrat pour Homme, £45, 100ml and 250ml shower gel. (Good for work. )
L’Occitane pour Homme, £45, 100ml and 250ml shower gel.
Prada Black, 50ml and 100ml shower gel.
See a theme here, if it has a shower gel I WILL buy it!
Spicebomb travel set, £45, 3x18ml with travel canister, I’m a sucker for a pretty carry case.
So the worst quarter yet at £370. Some of this was paid for by Christmas money so leaves me about £250 out of pocket (ouch).
I think I should cancel the basket at Le Labo for Santal33, but don’t think I will. Oh god someone help me. ??
I’ll help! Oh, wait, sorry, you probably don’t want the kind of help I would provide… hahahahahaha
? I can see the twinkle in your eyes Pixel!
Love the CDG2 Man–it’s one of the few things where I have reached a third bottle (admittedly, the first two bottles were small ones). I gave my CDG2 to a friend, though. Like you: appreciate it more than i enjoy it, and she loves it. After making a couple of decants for her, it made sense to pass on the bottle instead.
not helping you with the Santal (but have you tried the Vetiver 46? it’s an awfully nice companion piece to CDG2 Man.)
Can’t offer you any help either… my solution to getting rid of temptation is to give in to it.
I can’t believe I forgot the damage poll. I had gotten a full bottle of vintage Jicky, vintage LHB, a La Maison vanilla travel set and a bottle of URV. A couple years ago, this would have been showing restraint but this is going a little overboard.
No bottles (not counting the 30ml 4160 Tuesdays Eau My Soul that was a Christmas gift from husband – even though I technically purchased it).
I didn’t confess in the 3rd quarter poll, which was when all of my damage for the year happened. That poll is always during the beginning of the school year when I’m not active on NST. Came back from London/Paris with a travel set from Ormonde Jayne; 2 (on sale!) bottles from Yves Rocher – Rose Oud and Accord Chic; Nicolai: Fig-Tea, L’Eau de Corail, Kiss Me Intense, Juste un reve, Week-end in Normandy ; Fragonard Santal Cardamom; Goutal Bois d’Hadrien. Most of these were the small bottles but it was a little out of control, which prompted my current no-buy.
Mugler Womanity mini – $8.18
Avon Mesmerize vintage bottle – $11.50
Neela Vermeire Bombay Bling 2x15ml travel sprays, split with an NSTer – $36.50
Frederic Malle Monsieur 10ml travel spray – $47.58
Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie 10ml travel spray – $63.49
Sylvaine Delacourte Virgile, Valkyrie, and Vangelis travel spray set – $28
Gucci EDP (original brown juice) partial bottle – $32.70
Bruno Fazzolari Vetiverissimo 5ml decant, Mona di Orio Santal Nabataea 5ml decant, and Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles 10ml decant – $65
Total is $292.95 but that’s not the whole story. I bought quite a few samples and discovery sets from indie perfumers and Luckyscent. Good thing Donatella lets me off the hook for those.
I did not plan to buy anything this quarter, but things happen. Proudly, I did achieve my goal of resisting decants. My two purchases were a full bottle of Phlur Greylocke (it was haunting my dreams) and blind bought the travel set of Kilian’s new “young” line with the red and black labels and really long names because my manicurist (she fits the demographic) kept raving about it. They are nice and easy to wear to work, but nothing earth-shattering.
Bless me, Donatella, for I have sinned — it’s been at least three quarters since my last purchase, but I fell for both Iris Poudre and Musc Ravageur this year and so treated myself to travel-size bottles of each. And I’m so glad I did!
Forgive my Donatella for I have sinned-it has been a busy 4th quarter …. I travelled to L.A. and THAT didn’t help, HOW does one go to the Luckyscent Bar and come out under purchased when there are (so many lovely people to educate me and )so so many beautiful perfumes to take home and adopt??? I did try to to exercise will power and self restraint, but a few where about to slip through my fingers forever, or so I thought…. I promise to do better until I wear some of these
religiously and then give to others in order to spread the word….
Here is my confession (without decants ofANY size included…else I would have to buy you dinner….) These are Full Bottle purchases:
Bois D’Ascese, Naomi Goodsir
IO, Chris Rusak
Reglisse Noire, Jessica September Buchanan
Jungle L’ Elephant, Kenzo
St Clair Scents, Casablanca
CdG Avignon (no more decants)
MFK 540 Rouge Extrait
Kabeah Nuit de Jasmine
Parfum D’Empire Le Cri Dela Luminere
Whew I feel better…..
VERY LATE ENTRY….But I’m posting here anyway so I can refer back to it for record keeping….
1. Coty Vanilla Fields $14
2. Mugler Womanity (mini) $9.09
3. Jessica Simpson Vintage Bloom $15.39
4. Guerlain Mitsouko (FINALLY!!) $27.99
5. Britney Spears Curious in Control $16.79
6. Prada Infusion d’Iris $32.00
7. Ganache Lemon Eclair $20
8. Scentbird October: Room 1015 Power Ballad $14.95
9. Scentbird November: Nest Cocoa Woods $14.95
10. Scentbird December: Prada Infusion d’Iris Cedre
11. Luxury Scentbox October: Atelier Mistral Patchouli $18
12. Luxury Scentbox November: Memoize Luxuria $18
13. Mugler Angel EdT $24
14. Ganache Southern Tea Kake $10
15. Lush Cardamon Coffee (solid) $15
16. Lush What Would Love Do? $15
17. Atelier Pacific Lime $26
18. Sol de Janeiro Body Mist $19
19. The 7 Virtues Vetiver Elemi $28
20. Mugler Alien Essence Absolue $17
21. SJP Born Lovely
22. Katy Perry Indi $7.00
23. Katy Perry Indi Visible $7.00
24. Beyonce Rise $7.00
25. Beyonce Pulse $7.00
26. Keiko Mecheri Mulholland $165 (Christmas gift using gift money!)
27. Essential Parfums The Musc $20
28. Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Italian Zest (gift, but I’m listing)
29. Juliette Has a Gun Sunny Side Up $28