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)
- Montale Aoud Amber Rose
- Vintage CHANEL No 22 EdC
- INeKE Chemical Bonding
- Vintage Arpege EdT
- Estes Lauder Bronze Goddess
Last Weeks Winner:
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Saturday Question: Which Cheapy Perfume Do You Wear Often?
Here is a twist on the eternal budget frag question. We all have them in our collections. Couldn’t help myself because it was so cheap. Maybe you bought it on 50%+ discount or there are the inevitable celebuscents and drug store faves. Maybe it is a few years old and has lost its in store lustre, it was a tester sale or a shop went out of business. Whatever the reason, however it came to your collection, most of them end up at the back of the wardrobe, unmixed, unloved and unused.
So today I want to know which ones were winners? Which get used often and are part of your regular rotation?
OK I have a few but I’m only going to talk about 3.
Truth or Dare Madonna
OK, before you all start getting bitchy about how this one is NOT cheap anymore. I know. When I was buying them though they were rock bottom cheap. I think I was getting the set with 75ml & 10ml fragrance, 75ml each of lotion and shower gel for about US$22 + Shipping. They were seriously bargain and I bought a bunch. I gave all the 10ml away to friends & frag heads and am slowly making my way through the rest. The lotion is my go-to if I’m wearing anything with a white floral in it. White flowers with a softly musky vanilla base. Smells great with excellent longevity and projection.
Lolita Lempicka EdP
Yes, I bang on about this little lovely a lot. It’s the most comfortable of the gourmands inspired by Mugler Angel. All the fun but none of the OTT headache inducing overload. Violets, liquorice and spun sugar over praline & tonka. Smells wonderful on the guys and girls, fizzing away softly until you cuddle up and then serious fireworks. I reach for Lolita Lempicka at least fortnightly. It seems to fit so many moods and events, never feels too much or little, manages to fly under the radar but is always there if you need scented reassurance. Let’s not forget the fabulous bottle too, so fun to spritz the poisoned apple. Available at places like FragranceNet 100ml under AUD$40.
Guerlain L’Homme Ideal Cologne
26+ years ago, just before the Angel revolution, this would have been a new Guerlain pillar fragrance for women and it would have been hailed as a masterstroke, recreating the colognes of summer with a modern Guerlain foody edge. Had it included cheaper elements or been created by a lesser perfumer it could easily have been a celbuscent by the likes of Taylor swift or SJP. What we got though is a wonderful modern cologne that gives definite nods to Guerlain’s past and 21st century perfumery. Citrus, almonds, white flowers and a slightly green tinged musky base. All in impeccably precise proportions and on my skin utterly delicious. Not too far a walk from Mon Guerlain, L’Art et la Matiere or the Aqua Allegoria lines yet standing alone as my L’Homme Ideal of choice. I scored my 50ml FragranceNet bottle around AUD$30 + Shipping.
My Saturday Question to you is:
Which Cheapy Perfume Do You Wear Often?