Saturday Question: What 5 Would You Take?

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Portia

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Hello Fellow Fumies,

Once a week here on Australian Perfume Junkies we have a Question, an idea purloined from Olfactoria’s Travels. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it is generally a fun event each week. Taking sides never means taking offence and everyone keeps it respectful and light, even though we can sometimes trawl the depths.

The idea is you’ll see it on the weekend or chime in through the week. Hopefully you will come back and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them.

If we get over 100 responses I will draw a $10 Surrender To Chance Gift Card. If we get over 200 responses I will draw a $20 Surrender To Chance Gift Card, that should buy you a couple of ml or pay your postage. Every comment will get a place in the draw, so if you comment purposefully on your own or another comment you’ll have a chance, random.org will draw the winner on Friday and the winner will be announced in next Saturdays question.

Saturday Question: What 5 Would You Take?

This is not a new question but hopefully the way I’ve posed it will be a little different. Every time I do one of these questions the answers change so it always makes me ponder joyfully.

OK, so you’re renovating your house and you have to move out for a month. It’s an Insurance Job so they’re putting you into a Serviced Apartment for one month. You’re really happy about that but there’s a downside. There’s only room in the bathroom for your ablutary stuff and 5 bottles of fragrance. It’s not forever, right, and you only have to choose for your current weather so that cuts down the crossover. What 5 Would You Take?

What 5 Would You Take? My answer

It’s winter here so I’m going to pack mainly stuff I love for cold weather and one “pretend it’s summer” scent.

Fragrantica

Keiko Mecheri Un Jour d’Ete:

This winter my “pretend it’s summer’ scent has been Un Jour d’Ete. Its creamy summer vibe has kept it on my desk as a Go-To for months now and as the weather gets cooler I seem to be reaching for it more often. Citrus, coconut and amber meld seamlessly in this beachy beauty. It’s perfect summer scent and works equally well as a reminder.

Guerlain Tonka Imperial:

This beautiful baby came into my collection recently from another collectors wardrobe. Thick, rich, ropey gouts of gorgeous in a sweet/dry sillage that instantly warms me through. Tobacco, tonka and incense over dry woods and almonds and all the Guerlain sweetness without fairy floss-ish-ness. A very gentlemanly gourmand.

Serge Lutens Arabie FragranticaFragrantica

Serge Lutens Arabie:

One of the earliest of my Serge Lutens, this bottle has only recently made its way out from the back of the frag cupboard. It is love all over again. What a fabulous perfume. Cloves, spices, fruit mince and resins all come together to offer a pre-oud look at fragrance from the Middle-East. Smelling more like a dessert market than a desert market to our 21st century noses.

DIOR Mitzah:

Aaaah Mitzah! So bold and head turning. Spicy honeyed roses with patchouli and a resinous growl. She is such a queen of a fragrance. Sometimes I wish there were only 20 bottles in my collection so I could wear my favourites much more often. This enforced month would be heavenly.

Divine EdP Divine FragranticaFragrantica

Divine EdP:

I am not quite sure why but there is little said of the Divine Parfums range. My favourite is the original EdP but I also have the extrait. When I want glamour then Divine EdP fits the bill perfectly. A spicy peach tuberose with a very vanilla mossy dry down Divine EdP is from the 1980s but shows remarkable restraint for the era. Don’t worry, you’ll be fully fragrant all night long but not in the super bomb standards of the day.

 

So, my question to you today: What 5 Would You Take?

106 comments on “Saturday Question: What 5 Would You Take?

  1. fanny says:

    Uff, only five perfumes, eh…!
    Here’s my list (it is summer here):

    Penhaligon – Artemisia
    Andy Tauer – Rose Chyprée
    Grossmith – Phul Nana
    Aedes de Venustas – Iris Nazarena
    Lubin – Akkad

    That was hard 🙂

  2. Azsa says:

    Outlaw soaps fire in the hole cologne, Demeter ocean, tokyomilk and soul, Yves Rocher iris noire, and samsara to round out some good variety, covered for all occasions.

  3. Jackie b says:

    I think it would be refreshing not to have to make too many perfume decisions in the mornings, sometimes I wonder what to wear as I lie in bed. Tragic!
    OK today it would be Anubis by Papillon
    Cuir Beluga
    Terre D’Hermes
    Shalimar
    Reve d’Ossian
    Ask us again next weekend!

    • Lillibet says:

      Hahahah! I am usually pondering what to wear in the shower 😉 Decisions decision…

      • Kate Apted says:

        It is a full time problem. The struggle is real, yo. I try to wear 3 a day; SOTM, SOTA, SOTE. And I’m always a step ahead.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi JackieB,
      Leaving Shalimar off my list was HARD!
      Yeah, if anyone NOT a perfumista knew how much of my energies went into picking my next scent they’d be appalled.
      Portia xx

  4. Stephen says:

    Oo I like this question! In no particular order, I would pick:
    I. Frederic Malle – Portrait of a Lady
    2. Annick Goutal – Ambre Sauvage
    3. Tauer – Au Coeur du Desert
    4. Amouage – Memoir Man
    5. Imaginary Authors – A City on Fire

  5. Erica says:

    It’s summer here, and sometimes I prefer fresh and bright while other times I want to harmonize with the heat rather than fight it. Hmm my temporary 5 right now would have to be:
    Chanel Coromandel (the new EdT)
    Phoenix Botanicals Saffron Veil
    L’Artisan Fleur d’Oranger 2005
    Solstice Scents After the Rain
    Neela Vermiere Pichola

  6. Ceil says:

    Summer here also. I would take Guerlain Angelique noire, Eau de Dior energizing, Jo Malone Pomegranate noire, C.O. Bigelow lemon 1999, Origins Ginger essence.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hiya Ceil,
      Angelique Noire, GORGEOUS! I had that Energising Dior too but it never got much wear here. So glad someone has it in their faves list.
      Portia xx

    • Marzipan says:

      Pom Noire! yes! I have rediscovered my love of it and it pairs nice with Peony & Suede

  7. Troy says:

    Dior- Eau Sauvage Extreme
    YSL- Kouros
    Rochas- Eau de Rochas Homme
    Desprez- Bal a Versailles EdC
    Knize- Knize Ten

  8. jac says:

    The correct 😄 answer is, in no particular order:
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Dior Eau noire
    Prada Amber Homme
    Chanel pour Monsieur
    Diptyque l’ombre dans l’eau

    • Kate Apted says:

      Jac, I’ve noticed these are your staples. Are you finding with your journey into vintages that they are too heavy and dense for summer, hence this current, lighter list?

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Jac,
      HA! The CORRECT answer.
      It’s a beautiful selection though and one I could definitely have as my month also.
      Portia xx

  9. It is hot and humid summertime here! Temperature AND humidity both in the 90s. In no particular order: Hermes’ Un Jardin Sur le Nil, Penhaligon’s Blasted Bloom, Chanel Cristalle, Laboratorio Olfattivo’s Nirmal, Lili Bermuda’s Lily. But where am I going to put all my other fragrances for safekeeping during the renovation??

    • Saffyishere says:

      They are safely stored away in boxes……And I believe a very valid concern

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Fortunately your perfume room/vault is not part of the renovation so it can safely stay in situ Old H,
      You know I tried a bunch of the Laboratorio Olfattivo frags at Paris Tranoi but I really need to find a stockist somewhere and take my time over them. Normal is good?
      Portia xx

  10. Gina says:

    I don’t wear based on weather. I wear all year based on mood.

    Hmmm. I think I would take Perfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose and Lush Imogen Rose plus Amour de Palazzo by Jul et Mad and Jessica McClintock plus Raghba.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Nice selection Gina,
      I too am mood based but with a slight weather permitting arena.
      Portia xx

  11. Shiva-woman says:

    I can’t decide on the weather, and sometimes I wear heavy stuff in summer and lighter in winter. I would bring Vallee Des Rois by Mira Takla, Salome, vintage Shalimar from 1960, Guerlain Encense Mythique, Serge Lutens Foureau Noir. But that’s just this very minute. I’m already changing my mind. And if this was a “real situation” I’d still be anxiously switching out. What about the Tom Ford’s or POAL or Alahine…? If it was entirely “weather based” and only for a very short time, since it’s hotter than the blazes and California is essentially on fire, I might just keep it to some Allegorias, herba, mint,mandarin, and maybe Serge Lutens Gris Clair, or Burberry Brit Rhythm.

    • Kate Apted says:

      Shiva-woman, do you mind letting me know how you feel about Alahine? And SL’s Foureau Noir? I have a small vial of Alahine, but it is still not making a huge impression. I think I need to atomise it. Thank you!

      • Shiva-woman says:

        I first tried Alahine from Surrender to Chance. Then I got more. Finally I got a FB.I love it. All my samples I order in at least a 2 ml atomizer if not larger so I can really try it on–heavily if need be. I don’t do well with dabs. The projection and silage is just not great with dabs or roll-one. I
        think Alahine is warm and sexy, probably better for winter but I don’t care. I do wake up some mornings just craving something with complete disregard as to temps.
        Sl’s Foureau Noir is amazing. This is a lavender that is warm, sexy, and Tonka! I find it considerably more complex than Alahine, but they’re such different scents anyway that I can’t compare. Unlike many perfumistas I truly love lavender. My taste goes all over the place from ambers and incense to lavender. I’m least enamored of big white florals, though some are in my collection. Foureaur Noir is probably for people who want a bit of lavender. It’s not a lavender scent per se; it has an incense rich and Tonka quality with woods, though not astringent (and I like stringent lavenders too, but this isn’t). Think warm and cozy, sexy and mysterious. I’m on my second batch of it. It’s sold in the bell jar of course, but also in a less spendy two-bottle black plastic purse atomizer (good quantity).
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      • Kate Apted says:

        Lovely! I’ve seen Foureau Nour in the two pack. A very kind petson offered to decant some for me. I might take her up on the offer. I love my lavenders too!

        Dabs. Ugh. I’m not a fan either. I’ll need to invest in syringes to transfer them.

        I’m wearing Oha now. I’m finding it does not last more than an hour. I’ll try Alahine again.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Shiva-woman,
      Yeah it’s hard but all your choices would be perfect. Serge Lutens Foureau Noir is beautiful. I love it too and forgot it came i the two pack. YAY!
      Portia xx

  12. Tara C says:

    Mitzah, Noontide Petals, Bottega Veneta, Myrrh & Tonka and Voleur de Roses would be my five.

    • Koyel says:

      Enough people with tastes I trust (like you) have said good things about Mitzah that I really ought to look into procuring a sample. (Portia doesn’t count; her tastes are far more diverse than mine!)

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there TaraC,
      OMG! Mitzah, Bottega Veneta and Voleur de Roses! We are very similar taste wise. I really love these three.
      Portia xx

  13. Fazal says:

    It is a very tough question but let me try:

    Vintage Eau Sauvage
    Original Cuiron
    Vintage Givenchy Gentleman
    Vintage Kouros
    Original version Dior Homme

  14. Maggiecat says:

    I couldn’t just take 20 decants instead?
    Sigh. OK, I’ll play by the rules. Chanel 1932, Dame Earth Mother, Jo Malone Star Magnolia, Annick Goutal Eau d’Hadrian, Aerin Mediterranean Honeysuckle. Why yes,it is summer here. Really, really hot summer.

    • Lillibet says:

      Hah Exactly! That’s what I’d do too 😉 Kind of fun to pare it down though and think what your current ‘essentials’ are.

    • Kate Apted says:

      Maggiecat, how do you find Aerin’s Honeysuckle to compare with Allure by Chanel? I’ve heard good things about MH, but as I own both Allures, I’m not sure I need another honeysuckle. But it is such a beautiful scent…

    • Saffyishere says:

      Maggiecat I’m with ya all the way, kiddo….Coz I was thinking of taking the 5 bottles and a large plastic bag of samples and decants, too

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      I reckon there’d be a handful of decants in EVERY perfumistas bag as well Maggiecat. Yeah, take both I say.
      Portia xx

    • Marzipan says:

      Please elaborate on the Dame! That is one of three that I have not tried yet (I have sampled and bought just about the entire Dame collection..I am a huge fan!)

  15. Lillibet says:

    Mmm…we were just away for two weeks and I took about 20 decants/samples LOL. But I know what my main staple wears were during those two frosty winter weeks:
    Serge Lutens – Five O’Clock Gingembre
    Serge Lutens – Chergui
    Chanel – Bel Respiro EdP
    Hermes – Galop
    L’Artisan – Passage d’Enfer

    Plus I’d have to cheat and take my Guerlain Le Petite Robe Noire body cream because that’s my favorite comfort/sleep scent…

    Lil Xx

    • Kate Apted says:

      Lillibet, Galop is on my to-buy list. I ADORE the bottle. It is hefty and soooo Hermes. The scent has that love/hate quince that drags me in for more. The leather is Caleche-like, so blends so well with the quince. A forlorn sunshine scent I expect will work wonders on rainy spring days, when the weather cannot make up its mind.

      A beautiful selection you have!

      • Lillibet says:

        Kate you won’t regret it. Galop has become a real staple for me – definately one of my most worn scents.

      • Kate Apted says:

        Ohhhhh! My first non JCE Hermes! I’m sure it will be a stunner for spring through to autumn.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Lillibet,
      Love the Serges and the L’Artisan but only like the other two. Having said that. were I to have a month of just these 5 I think it would be a magnificent smelling month.
      Portia xx

  16. Kate Apted says:

    I sure do enjoy the comments! Such an ecclectic mix of beauties. There are some in these lists I am very keen to try myself. Why is there never enough time to access them all??! A few classics were mentioned there by many, so useful info for newbies to the frag scene.

    Given that I can hear the magpies warbling, heralding in the cusp of spring, I am leaning more to florals. But it is also a last minute dash to bathe myself in the richer scents. So,

    * Amber Roses by Shay & Blue. I’ll need a 100ml bottle soon. I love the dark incense notes at the base. I have the candle form burning incessantly too.

    * Batavia by Teone Reinthal. Move over Coco. Your reign is over, baby! This one has loads more sass.

    * 24 Faubourg by Hermes. Edp version. That rich floral nectar has bewitched me big time.

    * White Sandalwood by Goldfield & Banks. Sandalwood in faceted diamond form. Sparkles with delight.

    * Rajkumari by Evocative Perfumes. A strange beauty. Flits from one note to another, yet gives an overall intangible effect. Not a hippy chick, not an Indian princess from the time of the mighty Hindu empires. Hard to place. A dab on my neck and a few drops in the bath.

    I must stray into more of Lutens’ territory. I have Feminite du Bois and want to cry each time I use it. It is the very pale, wallflower sister of Shiseido’s version. So, it has really coloured my view of Lutens. Can any of you suggest a non-cumin Lutens that might sway me? I am tempted by Chergui, Gris Clair (lavender fiend in me!) and 5 o’clock.

    • Lillibet says:

      Oooh you have mentioned 3 of my favourite Lutens frags and in regular rotation around here. Chergui’s honeyed spices seem to cry out for crisp cold weather but the other two are more versatile. All three are lovely and I’d also give La Fille de Berlin a go if you like darker spicy rose.

    • Shiva-woman says:

      I have; all the Lutens. Gris Clair is astringent. But Ensens et Lavande is fantastic: lavender smoke! As I mentioned the Foureau is more sweet without being sweet, and more sexy comfort. Chergui was the scent that I originally followed into SL, but it has been reformulated. Though not the same scent at all (and that’s a pity), it is a beautiful floral now (less tobacco and hay). 5 o’clock has also changed and seems less potent, but it’s one of my favorites. Many of his scents do not go “all the way to Arabic.” Chene is fantastic and Jeux de Peau is a comfort yummy scent ( it really is the smell of warm skin–or apricots and toast, without being full-gourmand). Cedre though simple is not cumin; it’s a cedar with rose and a few other accords. There’s so much in his line that I adore. Those are just off the top of my head.
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      • Lillibet says:

        I second Jeux de Peau and as another lavender lover Encens et Lavand is gorgeous although I’d have described it as more soapy than smoky which is interesting. I must seek out the travel atomiser because I’m using small decants at the moment. Adding Foureau Noire to my sample list.

    • Shiva-woman says:

      I have; all the Lutens. Gris Clair is astringent. But Ensens et Lavande is fantastic: lavender smoke! As I mentioned the Foureau is more sweet without being sweet, and more sexy comfort. Chergui was the scent that I originally followed into SL, but it has been reformulated. Though not the same scent at all (and that’s a pity), it is a beautiful floral now (less tobacco and hay). 5 o’clock has also changed and seems less potent, but it’s one of my favorites. Many of his scents do not go “all the way to Araby.” Chene is fantastic and Jeux de Peau is a comfort yummy scent ( it really is the smell of warm skin–or apricots and toast, without being full-gourmand). Cedre though simple is not cumin; it’s a cedar with rose and a few other accords. There’s so much in his line that I adore. Those are just off the top of my head.
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    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      WOW Kate,
      Great selection from across the board. I love that you have three independent perfume houses in there. VERY COOL!
      Portia xx

  17. Angela says:

    Wonderful post, Portia! If I were to choose 5 for the rest of this Sydney winter, it would be:

    – Guerlain L’Heure Bleue EDP
    – Guerlain Jicky EDP
    – Tauerville Rose Flash
    – Mona Di Orio Musc
    And… for a travel spray pick me up,
    – Atelier Cologne Magnolia Sud, it works for all occasions and seasons!

    • Kate Apted says:

      Angela! Superb choices. I was debating over Jicky also. I’m kinda surprised I didn’t add a lavender…. Anyway, a beautiful, varied selection. Which L’HB? Do you have a favourite from that list?

      • Saffyishere says:

        LHB is L’ Heure Bleu

      • Angela says:

        Kate, thank you! My favourite from that list is definitely Tauerville Rose Flash but it is so potent, and alive! I’d love to wear it more but I’d feel a bit scent-shy. 😛 I have a bottle of L’Heure Bleue EDP but EDT is also very good, slightly different; airier. Jicky is wonderful. I wore it out to dinner on Saturday 🙂

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      What a fabulous suggestion Angela! Love those Atelier Cologne Travel Bottles.
      Portia x

  18. Saffyishere says:

    Ballarat is still very much in Winter vibe. Cold blustery winds which pierce right through oneself. Days which barely creep into double figures.
    I’m tempted, like Maggiecat, above to throw in a few samples and decants!!! However, 5 bottles is the challenge and as difficult as it is I shall rise to it.
    So in no particular order my 5 bottles will be;
    1 Fancy by Jessica Simpson
    2 Fancy Nights by Jessica Simpson
    3 Stash by Sarah Jessica Parker
    4 Theorema by Fendi and
    5 Le Chasse Aux Papillions to induce Spring

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi Saffyishere,
      Fancy Nights, Stash and Le Chasse Aux Papillions are all firm faves around here. lovely choices.
      Portia xx

  19. Jo says:

    In no particular order, and because it’s winter, I’d take:

    1. Serge Lutens – Fille en Aiguille
    2. Perfumum Roma – Ambre Aurea
    3. Tom Ford – Sahara Noir
    4. Parfum d’Empire – Wazamba
    5. Rance 1795 – Rue Rance Eau de Noblesse

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Jo,
      Almost a perfect 5, I would swap out the Rance, which is very nicely done but just didn’t sing on me, but LOVE the rest. YUM.
      Portia xx

  20. David Hallinan says:

    Ambre Fetische from Annick Goutal

    Vanilla Flash from Tauer

    Fahrenheit by Dior

    Kiste from Slumberhouse

    Duetto from Sospiro

    I think this would be my combination to have something different & keep the rotation interesting, in the summer time. This would probably change all over again…

  21. Laura Keller says:

    It’s summer here. That doesn’t matter much to me as I’m super intolerant of the high humidity/heat combination we have in Philadelphia and spend even more time indoors now than the rest of the year. My perfume choices have always been based more on mood than weather or clothing anyhow. The biggest problem with this question for me would bse that I almost always wear my fragrance in both dabbed extrait & some form spritzed, so of course I would need 10 bottles rather than 5. In no order then:
    Vintage Opium
    Balenciaga Michelle
    Faberge Babe
    Balenciaga Cialenga
    Nahema

    • Saffyishere says:

      Laura, could you describe the Michelle,please?

      • Laura Keller says:

        Michelle is perfect creamy tuberose, done old school floral aldehydic style. Just the right amount of buttery coconut,along with ylang, jasmine and a small bite of carnation make it so lovely and balanced. As it dries down the green, benzoin, sandalwood and oakmoss in the base come out giving it a little powder and woodiness. I don’t imagine a lot of people now would care for the opening as it is strongly aldehydic and while it’s ladylike and not a killer like Amarige or Fracas it’s still probably stronger than is anticipated today. I always feel pretty wearing it and it never fails to get compliments. I like it all year but love it in summer.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      HA! Nope, You’d only be allowed 2.5 choices then.
      Portia xx

      • Laura Keller says:

        That’s either elder or child abuse of some sort, depending on the day. 😛
        I’d take all 5 in extrait.

      • australianperfumejunkies says:

        Excellent. He He he. All kinds of terrible abuse metered out here at APJ. Done with love.
        Portia xx

  22. fanny says:

    OK, I’ll have to do an edit:

    Penhaligon – Artemisia
    Andy Tauer – Rose Chyprée
    Grossmith – Phul Nana
    Amouage – Ubar
    Lubin – Akkad

    I could not be without an Amouage…

  23. missionista says:

    I’m currently on vacation in Montreal, and really had to whittle down the fragrance selection. So I’ll copy my vacation choices:

    Mediterranean Fig by Pacifica
    Gardenia by Chanel
    Pamplemousse Rose (bath products) by Hermes
    Cedrat Enivrant by Atelier Cologne
    Happy by Clinique

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      What a beautiful selection missionista,
      How are the Pamplemousse Rose (bath products) by Hermes?
      Portia xx

      • missionista says:

        Gorgeous! The smell is so heavenly, so fruity and sharp and perfect for bathing. And then it vanishes so that it doesn’t compete with whatever perfume I’m wearing. I really like using it at night, so it can be my scent for the evening until I go to sleep.

  24. Greennote says:

    I’d take fragrance to keep me calm, in no particular order

    Frederic Malle En Passant
    Beaufort Lignum Vitae
    Hermessence Cuir d’Ange
    Olfactive Studio Lumière Blanche
    Hermessence Poivre Samarcande

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      CUIR D’ANGE!! Excellent choice. Should have been on my list too Greennote.
      Portia xx

  25. SunnyDay says:

    Tough question. I would have to go with:

    Hermes Eau des Merveilles
    Chanel No 19 EDP
    Nicolai Eau Soleil
    SJP Stash perfume oil
    Cartier L’Envol

  26. Greg says:

    Erk. These questions always flummox me because I’m such a gadfly. Next week my answers would probably be different, but here is the 5 I’d pick for winter, ignoring decants.

    Bentley for Men
    Amouage Memoir Man
    Lubin Idole EDT
    YSL vintage M7
    Heeley Cuir Plein fleur

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hi there Greg,
      Always lovely to have you drop by. Especially on list days.
      Heeley Cuir Plein fleur is one of my favourite leathers, so wearable and softly comforting.
      Portia xx

  27. Koyel says:

    This was a fun post 🙂 I really enjoyed reading through the comments. I think mine would be:

    NVC Mohur
    NVC Trayee
    Tauer L’Air du Desert Marocain
    Chanel Sycomore
    Hermes Ambre Narguilé

    That was easier than I had expected!

  28. Anna Maria says:

    So many beautiful choices above, wow!
    Its a tough question but here goes,

    Santal 33
    Chloe
    Truth or Dare
    Rosa Botanica
    Kelly Caleche

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Fabulous cross section Anna-Maria,
      You loving that sandal 33? How well is it lasting?
      Portia xx

  29. Tiffanie says:

    Chiming in late as I returned Sunday evening from a week-long beach trip with 9 family members. Fun and exhaustion rolled into one adventure of swimming, beach combing, mini golf, shopping, too much good food, and a day at the Legoland amusement park with our kids who are growing up too fast for my liking.

    As I unpack I see that I took five bottles with me. They were

    Hiris
    Assam of India
    Terracotta Le Parfum
    Cologne du 68
    Infusion d’Iris EdT.

    I thought I’d wear Terracotta often but spritzed Hiris and Infusion d’Iris more than the others. I must admit I had minis of Eau des Merveilles, Jour d’Hermes, and a handful of samples in my luggage as well.

    Great question, I know I would enjoy a month of only these five bottles. Looking forward to reading everyone’s lists.

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Tiffanie,
      Lovely selection.
      How was LegoLand? I am dying to go.
      Portia xx

      • Tiffanie says:

        Legoland is good entertainment for anyone who is a kid at heart or who loves Legos. The park in the western US is smaller than some of the mega-amusement parks so it more walk-able, less overwhelming. A lot of the entertainment is aimed at young children though there is plenty to see and do for the grown ups. If you’re ever somewhere in the world with a Lego park and can spend most of a day there it might be a fun outing.

      • australianperfumejunkies says:

        I LOVE amusement parks. One day I’m going to do a Park Tour of the World.
        Portia xx

    • Marzipan says:

      Assam!!!!! Love the fragrance…love the elephants….

  30. empliau says:

    Interesting question. In no order:

    vero.profumo Mito VdeE
    Puredistance Antonia
    SL Un Lys
    Malle Carnal Flower
    Vintage Diorissimo parfum

  31. VerbenaLuvvr says:

    From my humble colledction, I would save Jo Malone Nutmeg and Ginger, Hilde Soliani Cream di Latte and Orgasmo, and FSSA Cara and Madagascar Vanille

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey there VerbenaLuvvr,
      Great to see Hilde Soliani represented. I love her too.
      Portia xx

  32. Marzipan says:

    Dame Perfumery Black Flower Mexican Vanilla
    Dame Perfumery Bergamot, Jasmine & Labdanum
    Berdoues Assam of India
    Berdoues Vanira Moorea
    Berdoues Oud al Sahraa

    • australianperfumejunkies says:

      Hey Marzipan,
      Never heard of Berdoues. Where do i find them?
      Portia xx

      • Marzipan says:

        Lots of online retailers sell them including Sephora, amazon, bigelow chemists,smallflower.com and various boutiques that sell niche fragrances. Check out the bottles-
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        ttps://www.amazon.com/Assam-Berdoues-Colognes-Grands-Cologne/dp/B00X8WS9VO

        Adorable, no? Especially the little elephants. I blind bought my first Berdoues Grand Cru because of those elephants. Then I fell in love with the whole line…four bottles now float around my house!

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