Saturday Question: What’s Top 3 On Your Wishlist?

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Portia

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Hello Fellow Fumies,

At APJ we have a Saturday Question. Everyone gets to chime in with an answer, chat with other responders and it’s 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 regularly and see if anyone has responded to your comment and you can reply to them. The aim is to generate real conversation and connection even though we are scattered around the globe.

 

Over 100 responses I will draw a Secret Scent Sample Pack (from my collection)

Last Weeks Winner: Only reached 34 responses

eMail me at (portia underscore turbo at yahoo dot com dot au) with your address please


Saturday Question: What’s Top 3 On Your Wishlist?

Wishlists! We all have them. Some of us (hand raised) have a wishlist that reaches well over 50 bottles. There’s always something I fell madly in love with that’s being added. Lately I’ve been keeping the samples away so I can go through a week without adding more to my already overloaded dreams of perfume acquisition. It’s fun though to think about what I’ll buy next and how excited I’ll be when it arrives. You know what I mean right?

My Answer:

Memory Motel by Une Nuit à Montauk

My last order from First In Fragrance brought this sample. A strange, slightly off kilter fragrance that doesn’t smell like anything else I ever sniffed. An oddly plastic patchouli and carnation fragrance that smells like it has tomato leaves hiding under the vinyl. Challenging and magnificent Memory Motel has an aroma chemical that jumps out nastily at me from a couple of things I’ve smelled before but here it fits so perfectly that I love it. 20 minutes in and the blend settles to a comfortable patchouli vanilla with tobacco underpinnings, spare and freakishly 1970s.

Le Jade by DSH Perfumes

NEW for DSH Perfumes in 2019 and one of Dawn’s most delectable fragrances, sent with my last pack from her and now right up top of my wishlist. Le Jade is beautiful, potent and full of peaceful space. Greenery, coniferous branches, torn leaves, almost eucalyptus but much smoother and softer. A glamorous resinoid fragrance that smells like the forest, flowers and incense. My imagination takes me to hilltop monasteries in the cool evening of spring. Also some of the expensive Taj properties in the Himalayas, surrounded by trees and beautifully perfumed.

Goldea by Bulgari

Yes, the original Goldea. Department store fragrance in the lovely bottle. I fell for its lush white floral-ness the first time I smelled it but don’t want to spend big bucks on it. I’m waiting till it gets the inevitable price drop at the discounters and then I’ll swoop. Jasmine, yang and amber done perfectly to my taste. Hardly a new idea but Bulgari has totally nailed it.

My Saturday Question to you is:

What’s Top 3 On Your Wishlist?

110 thoughts on “Saturday Question: What’s Top 3 On Your Wishlist?

  1. I have been very naughty and have satisfied most of my Wish List. I only had 2 until I read your post 😱
    1. Coromandel Extrait
    2. Penhaligon’s Cairo (I will get this at the Rockefeller Center boutique during Sniffapalooza. With the work done by the Karens to organize Sniffa, I feel it only right to support them by patronizing the businesses that have opened their doors….plus there’s always something special with a purchase.
    3. Le Jade by DSH

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  2. I also get super excited about my wishlist, and when I place the order and the excitement upon arrival!
    My wishlist is also long; however, the top 3:
    Ormande Jayne Rose Gold
    Chanel Coromandel Extrait
    Tauer Au Coeur du Desert
    (Dior Feve Delicieuse was on this list, and I ordered it last week with arrival hopefully Monday, Wheeeeeee!)
    Portia, your Goldea sounds divine, and it is available at Fragrancenet. You have me looking now!

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    • Hiya Kathleen,
      YAY! Feve is beautiful. I bought a bottle too. There’s still a 10ml decant lying around though so it doesn’t get used yet.
      Another vote for Coromandel Extrait. I think it’s going to be the perfumistas XMAS choice this year.
      Portia xx

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  3. Would anybody believe me if I said I only have 2? And that’s only because I’ve only heard about them. Samples of Eve and Pandora. If I started to really think hard the list would be much longer. I’m going to get those two next week. Another gem for Brigitte’s very sizeable crown.

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  4. I don’t have a wish list either. My finances are really poor as well. I’m looking forward to all the answers. I will write down what takes my fancy in case I can afford any. XXX

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  5. Currently I don’t have any perfumes I’ve decided I’ll need to add to my collection. Recently I ruled out several perfumes that were in the “maybe” camp, and I have almost no contenders for the spot on that list. It doesn’t mean that I won’t buy any (I’m sure I will), but as of now I just don’t feel like I need (or even “need”) anything else. But I still enjoy wearing those that I already have.

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  6. I don’t have a current wishlist because I binged while in Italy in August and when 4160 Tuesdays had the big clearout before moving to new quarters. I’m trying to limit myself to samples for now. I did make an exception for the relaunched Anne Klein II I found in TJ Maxx for $12.99! The original was one of my favorites back in the day, and it was discontinued years ago. The relaunch, by a different company but in almost identical packaging (so watch out for online listings, because the vintage costs a fortune), smells very similar to the original, so I’m a happy (bargain) hunter!

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      • Way too ambery for me, would sooner wear Mitzah. It is nice but I felt it was too soft., kind of boring., like the drydown of the EdP. To be fair I judged it on one wearing, I took a LOT out of the bottle in the Chanel boutique and smeared my wrists with it. It disappeared too fast which surprised me on my skin. I might try it again next time I’m in Vienna. 🤷🏼‍♀️

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            • Yeah I hear you but the thing that stands out usually about CHANEL is how they DON’T stand out, they’re so beautifully refined and elegant that they make their mark through perfection rather than display. I almost always feel like a perfume introvert when I wear any of the CHANEL Exclusives (Except No 22 of course)
              Portia xx

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              • Agreed Portia, I love the beauty and elegance of Chanel. Except for No22, I wear her layered with the body lotion when I want to live in a fragrance grand fragrance cloud. I can’t imagine being disappointment with Coromandel extrait! It will likely be a blind buy for me in the future as there will be no opportunity for me to sniff it otherwise. I love both the EDT and EDP versions of Coromandel.

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            • I think I want Coromandel to be amazing as well, and hoping I won’t be let down as you were. Let us know if you do sample it again and if you change your mind about it. Usually first impressions are quite accurate though.
              I enjoy the EDP equally with the EDT, so perhaps Coromandel even in extrait won’t disappoint me because it is so special for me?
              I had that experience with Papillon Bengale Rouge. I built up the anticipation and expectation so big in my mind, after loving Salome and reading all of the reviews. It is a gorgeous fragrance, but when I finally received my bottle, I was a little let down only because it didn’t meet my expectation.

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    • I have been moving through my ISM bell jar. Something about the dabber? Or my maniacal over application? Do you have Rose & Cuir? I tried it after all the online love from you and others and am intrigued but think that Bandit-y thing about it might be a little too astringent for me to feel fully comfortable wearing it. But I’ve got a little decant so will try again.

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  7. FK Oud Satin Mood. It’s the the only perfume I’d like to buy, if only in the little travel spray asit would otherwise be Too Much both in price and I guess sheer oomphiness. I did like 28 La Pausa,but it was too fleeting.

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    • Annie have you seen the sample pack you can order from the MFK website? 6×2 mls samples for around $25AUD with free shipping. Outstanding value really and I think you can double up on the one scent if you like.

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        • You have to select 4 unique frags but then can select a bonus 2 at the checkout. From memory the 2 you select at checkout can be double ups so essentially you could have 4 out of 6 OSM (2xEDP, 2xExtrait)

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  8. Portia, How hard is it to send a bottle from the USA to AU? I have a desperately underused and underloved bottle of Memory Motel and would love to send it to you if I can get past the mail demons. Any guidance? Email me?

    But wish list. Right now:

    1. Les Indemodables Cuir de Chine – I find this line to be amazing ! has anyone else tried them?
    2. Reims Parfums Eau de Reims — a green incense by Duchafour that is quite lovely
    3. Masque Milano Kintsugi – I can’t even figure out if I like it but I also love it. But I get this one first!

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      • Fancy French too expensive, but almost everyone beautiful. There’s a chypre with some sophisticated citrus thing happening, an amazing iris, a rose with a lot of tarragon that is beautiful. Antoine Lie did at least some of them and I am becoming sort of a fan girl.

        I also like that the bottles are heavy and nice but not too showy and the packaging sufficient but minimal. I really think the money *is* going to high quality ingredients. At least in part.

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  9. I’m feeling pretty content right now, but if I had to name three things right now I guess they would be Bengal Rouge, L’Air des Alpes Suisses and Keiko Mecheri’s Cuir Cordova. I also would like backup vats of Fève Délicieuse, Iris Ganache, Gourmand Coquin, Cuir Beluga and Angélique Noire. 🙂

    I smelled it about a year and a half ago so my memory is a bit fuzzy, but I loved Memory Motel as well. They have the line at Luckyscent now.

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  10. 3 that immed come to mind are:
    1. Vintage Givenchy Vetiver
    2. Ormonda Jayne Vanille d’Iris: it did seem to have Dior Homme iris vibe
    3. Serge Lutens La Myrrhe: preferably in vintage formula (I think I have most of the Lutens I wanted, just La Myrrhe continues to evade me, of course, at a good price), it will be a blind buy but the reviews give me confidence I will like it.

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  11. I’m working my way through a sample of Au Coeur du Desert, and I will be sad when it’s done, so that’s top of my list. Other than that, SL Fleurs d’oranger and Elie Saab Gardenia (so buttery it’s obscene).

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  12. Yay what a fun fantasy question! My top three dreamy bottle wishes right now are:
    Bengale Rouge by Papillon
    Cafe Cabanel by Teo Cabanel
    The Dark Side by Francesca Bianchi
    Loving deeply moving sexy dark scents lately!

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  13. Top 3….hmmm kinda hard to choose (my list is veeeery long) 😄
    MFK – Grand soir (i own some decant but need a fb asap)
    Chanel – Boy 👌🏻👌🏻
    Exaltatum – Osmathus Noble (gone through a sample vial and i’m still blowned away 😍)

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  14. I don’t really have a wish list as such, but there are perfumes that I hanker for, mostly ones that I haven’t been able to get my hands on, or are too pricey to even consider. My top 3 in this vein would be:

    1. Papillon Anubis
    2. Parfums de Marly Herod
    3. Maria Candida Gentile Barry Lyndon

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  15. I have a list finally for this year and am trying desperately to stick to it. I have Bengale Rouge right at the top followed by Juriah by Sultan Pasha Attars and the third one I cant decide on Jersey edt or have a wild card. I will see how I go I suppose.

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  16. Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan or Liquides Imaginaires Peau de Bete
    Salome
    LeLabo Iris
    Lately i found a vintage Opium Ed from the early 90ies, still wrapped for 50€, so thats finally off my list.
    I would love to try Chinchilla, but dont want to invest so much money without sampling

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  17. There is one at the top of my list and it will most likely end up living on the list in perpetuity. Le Mat. Love it. It is only available as a 100 ml bottle. Firstly, that is far too much. This perfume packs a punch and has tremendous longevity. The price tag is cringey. It will ring in at about $360-$380 (depending on exchange rate) plus postage. Let’s call it an even $400.00. Which is a hive-inducing amount. So, decants are going to be the rule for Le Mat.
    Obviously there are several others but I have yet to smell them. Bengale Rouge, duh! Coromandel perfume. Bel Respiro EDT and 31 rue EDT. In the past, my planned purchases had almost an obsessive quality to them. I NEEDED to have them. I’m much more chill now. Content with what I have. If my ‘wants’ never make it into my hands I am perfectly okay with that.

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  18. I was very lucky for having exact the right amount of credit at the only perfumery in the Lowlands that sells Bengal Rouge. So wish fulfilled. It is the first Papillon I get along with wonderfully. I thought I would love Dryad but I didn’t, same with the others. So now for today’s list:
    1. Liquid Dreams April Aromatics
    2. Iunx Talc
    3. Paris Deauville sample.

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  19. Even though I keep whittling away on it, the list keeps ever increasing in length by leaps and bounds. Right now at the top:
    1) Providence Perfume Co Sedona Sweetgrass
    2) Providence Perfume Co. Lemon Liada
    3) Profumum Roma Confetto

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  20. This is an easy one for me! Dear Universe, full bottles, please!
    1. Chanel Exclusifs Bel Respiro
    2. ELDO You or Someone Like You
    3. Masque Milano Tango

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