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My Perfume Portrait

C’est moi! Image is mine; all rights reserved.

Inspired by Undina, here’s my perfume “portrait” (really a perfume self-portrait! I love my own self-portraits. Me and Rembrandt! :-)) (P.S. Yay, Mals at The Muse in Wooden Shoes posted her perfume portrait too!) Are you looking for a scent twin (I think Mals is close to mine) – or an evil scent twin? How much do we overlap? How much are we opposite? Do comment!

P.S. I posted this years ago and have since tended to wear much stronger, less vanillic scents. If I did this today it would be very different – though I still don’t want to give up any of my past favorites! Sad, dragon-hoarding behavior… One of these days I will update this and include the ambers, irises, myrrhs, and leathers of my more current loves.

P.P.S. I’ve taken a lackadaisical stab at updating, but kept the older lists below. So I don’t have to, you know, throw anything away.

Perfumes I love and don’t ever want to be without 2015:

No. 23 by Ava Luxe
In the City of Sin by By Kilian
Back to Black by By Kilian
Amber Aoud 
by Roja Dove
Tihota
by Indult
Element of Surprise
by Creative Universe (Beth Terry)
Memoir Woman 
by Amouage
Eau Parfumeé au Thé Blanc by Bulgari 
Mint Moroccan Tea
by Ava Luxe
Vanilla Extasy
by Montale
French Can-can 
by Caron
Un Petit Rien
by Miller Harris
Homage attar 
by Amouage
Encens et Lavande 
by Serge Lutens
No. 23
by Pierre de Velay (yes, apparently that’s my number)
Rose Velours 
by Van Cleef & Arpel
Amazing Grace
by philosophy (now gone)
Guilty by Gucci
Liquid Crystal 
by Agoniste

Perfumes I like and enjoy wearing (call them “2nd Tier favorites”?) 2015:

Fleur de Rocaille by Caron
Première by Gucci
Mischief by Roja Dove
1804 
by Histoires de Parfum
Shalimar Eau Légère
by Guerlain
Richwood
by Xerjoff
Elle 
by Xerjoff
Wall Street 
by Bond No. 9
No 19 by Chanel (Vintage, NOT Poudre, therefore not an overlap! :-))
No. 5 by Chanel
No. 5 Eau Premiere
by Chanel
31 Rue Cambon
by Chanel
Nude
by Bill Blass
Angel Liqueur de Parfum by Thierry Mugler
Kingdom
by Alexander McQueen
Jasmin 17 by Le Labo
Rose 31
by Le Labo
Shalimar Ode a la Vanille by Guerlain
Poison by Dior
Dune by Dior

White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor
Like This by Etat Libre d’Orange
Cucumber by Marc Jacobs
Maja by Myrurgia
Rubj by Vero Profumo
V’E extrait by Versace
Bell’Antonio by Hilde Soliani
24, Faubourg by Hermès
Asja by Fendi
Theorema by Fendi

Scent of Hope by DSH
Black by Bulgari
Jardin Clos by Diptyque
Ubar Woman by Amouage
Fate Woman by Amouage
Smart
by Andrea Maack
Nur
by SoOud

Perfumes I love and don’t ever want to be without 2012:

No. 23 by Ava Luxe
Ubar
 by Amouage* (though I think I wear the vintage and Undina wears the modern)
Mint Moroccan Tea
by Ava Luxe
Vanilla Extasy
by Montale
Opus I by Amouage
N’Aimez que Moi by Caron
Untitled No. 7
by Hilde Soliani
Back to Black
by By Kilian
Tihota
by Indult
Element of Surprise
by Creative Universe (Beth Terry)
Shalimar Eau Légère
by Guerlain
Richwood
by Xerjoff
Eau Parfumeé au Thé Blanc
by Bulgari  

Perfumes I like and enjoy wearing (call them “2nd Tier favorites”?) 2012:

Black Jade by Lubin
Homage
by Amouage
Diorissimo
 by Dior*
Duel by Annick Goutal
Fleur de Rocaille
by Caron
C for women
by Clive Christian
No. 1 for women
by Clive Christian
1872 for women
Clive Christian
Madeline
by Ava Luxe
Amazing Grace
by philosophy
Chanel No 19
 by Chanel (Vintage, NOT Poudre, therefore not an overlap! :-))
Amouage Gold by Amouage*
Dia
 by Amouage*
Ciel
 by Amouage
Coco
 by Chanel*
No. 5
by Chanel
No. 5 Eau Premiere
by Chanel
English Pear & Freesia by Jo Malone*
White Jasmine and Mint by Jo Malone
Alien Liqueur de Parfum by Thierry Mugler
Un Jardin sur le Nil by Hermès*
Jasmin 17 by Le Labo
1804 by Histoires de Parfum
Chamade by Guerlain
Inner Grace by philosophy
Elie Saab by Elie Saab
Shalimar by Guerlain
Shalimar Ode a la Vanille by Guerlain
Shalimar Parfum Initiale by Guerlain
Poison by Dior
White Diamonds by Elizabeth Taylor
Like This by Etat Libre d’Orange
Cleopatra by Tocca
Cucumber by Marc Jacobs
Londinium by Molton Brown
Iunu by Molton Brown
Maja by Myrurgia
Tocade by Rochas
Rubj by Vero Profumo
V’E extrait by Versace
Champagne by Yves Saint Laurent
Un Petit Rien by Miller Harris
Fleur Oriental by Miller Harris
Bell’Antonio by Hilde Soliani
24, Faubourg by Hermès
Asja by Fendi
Vert pour Madame by DSH
Bois du Chocolat by DSH
Cafe Noir by DSH
Costes by Costes
Black by Bulgari
Ginger Essence & White Tea
by Rituals 
Miss Balmain
by Balmain
Jardin Clos
by Diptyque
Plum
by Mary Greenwell 

Perfumes I like on my vSO:

I would not recommend that you try to get any perfume on my vSO. PS This is still true.

Perfumes that don’t work for me (2012 but I kept them all except Bronze Goddess):


Mitsouko
 by Guerlain*
L’Heure Bleue
 by Guerlain*
Dioressence
by Dior (vintage)
Ninfeo Mio
by Annick Goutal

My “to buy” list (in no particular order) 2015:

Mostly, I bought the things I wanted to buy or decided I didn’t want them enough to buy them. I noted which category they fell in below. This is the current list. 🙂

Lys Noir by Isabey
Thé Noir
 by Le Labo
Voulez-vous Couchez avec Moi Ce Soir
 by By Kilian
Fils de Dieu by Etat Libre d’Orange
Midnight Violet by Ava Luxe (this is just never going to happen)

My “to buy” list (in no particular order) 2012:

Smart by Andrea Maack Bought
Idole de Lubin
by Lubin Bought
CiocoRosissimo
by Hilde Soliani Bought
Midnight Violet
by Ava Luxe Lost to the corridors of time
Delire de Roses
by Caron Still wouldn’t kick it out of bed
Leather Garden
by Neil Morris Decided not
Gelsomino Nobile
by Acqua de Parma Decided not

My “to try” list 2012:

Peche Cardinal by Parfums MDCI
Tabacca
by Costamor Bought
Le Maroc pour elle
by Tauer perfumes
Granato
by Omnia Profumo
Narcisse Blanc
by Caron
Ta’if parfum
 by Ormonde Jayne*
anything by Les Parfums de Rosine
Fougere Bengale by Parfum d’Empire 
Fleur Nocturne by Isabey
Tokyo Bloom by The Different Company

I have tried all of these and didn’t by any of them except Tabacca. Interesting.

* is an overlap with Undina!

N.B. Not all my mentions or reviews are linked here. I’ll progress with the linking, but if you want to see if I’ve mentioned something in a review or even a drive-by sniffing, feel free to search for it.

 

A photograph from a bottle collection at the Museu del Parfum in Barcelona, Spain. Image is mine; all rights reserved.

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