Hello Fellow Fumies,
Every Saturday 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 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.
Over 100 responses I will draw a Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)
- Niki de Saint Phalle
- Miss Dior vintage EdC
- Miss Dior vintage EdT
- Miss Dior vintage Extrait
- Guerlain Mitsouko
Last Weeks Winner: Ingrid
eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please
Saturday Question: What Do You Have Backups Of?
Backups! Whenever there’s a rumour of discontinuation or reformulation it’s like I’m galvanised into action. Even if I start to see a scarcity of my faves on the discounters I feel the need to grab a backup, just in case. This has led to some alarming hoarding on my part. In fact I think at least a quarter of my collection is backups. Terrifying.
Instead of going through my litany of shame I thought I’d tell you the fragrances that I have the MOST backups of, my Top 3.
Niki de Saint Phalle: Yes, you’ve heard me bang on about this beautiful chypre again and again. Well, that’s because I love it so much and can’t imagine life without its dry green furry parchedness. No matter how I’m feeling, or the weather or the occasion Niki de Saint Phalle is perfect.
Miss Dior vintage: Extrait, EdT or EdC I love them all. A softer, furrier chypre, prettier yet raunchier than Niki de Saint Phalle. The opening has warmth and welcome, as friendly as a cheerleader yet as aloof as a society dame. Legend has it that when Christian Dior went to the perfumers to create Miss Dior he asked to make the scent of young love.
Guerlain Mitsouko: Yet another chypre. It seems to be my MO to collect them. This time we have a luscious overripe fruity zing amongst the dry oakmoss and floral bouquet. While Shalimar is my great Guerlain love I find myself reaching much more often for the flamboyant younger sister Mitsouko. It seems infinitely more wearable and fun.
My Saturday Question to you is:
What Do You Have Backups Of?