...Chabaud Vintage - I'd quite forgotten how very pretty this is
The hobby of collecting
by Tinctureall | Off Topic
...I seem to collect everything.... then the dust bunnies gather on their own.Vintage sewing things is one, but I do have to contain myself from being such a gatherer. Vintage, interesting objects are usually the sorts that catch my eye. Old signs, boxes, jars or bottles with old labels. I seem to like the ancient lettering on them.
pay to get review published?
...ScentFan:My great grandmother used to caution: if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all. That is exactly what my grandmother taught us too plus this as well. If you can't be nice, be quiet instead.Any voluntarily created perfume site can operate exactly as they please because we are all free to roam in and out. The enthusiasm to do it at all is admirable and must be hard work i'm sure. Most appreciated too, so a big thank you. If I won a 60m lottery then I would pay lots too.
Do you have a dog-walking perfume?
...I find it a good time for trying new samples (especially challenging ones) that have just been sent because I always wash my hands when we get back so it gets removed soon. Excepting one. I wore the Bogue Maai one day when it was really cold and it got onto the sleeve of my jacket. It was there for a long time.
Eeau d'Orange Vert or Concentre d'Orange Vert
...They are both lovely, but the non concentrated version is fresher in my personal opinion. I will add that it is a superb and classy classic scent on a man and equally lovely on a woman.Tip.. If you want a little longevity with this one, then layer a tiny unnoticeable amount of Terre d'Hermes underneath or Eau des Merveilles.
Weekly Discussion #11: Celebrity Scents. Let's analyze.
...Fascinating discussion. My pennyworth is that it is probably not worth judging them by genre. They are a group that is unashamedly aimed at the teen or late teen market and therefore will have an abundance of the chemical sugary fruitfest that perhaps is best avoided in general...however...These are serious perfumes from the angle of their creators desiring them to be of mass appeal, mass acceptability and massive profitability. Not much really that isn't general to most of the perfumery world except perhaps the uber niche creators who are after the artistic angle only.Having ascertained that big money is usually behind the creation, it therefore follows that the big money can usually afford a decent perfumer. It should therefore follow that actually if you can disregard the probably dreadful brief, that there may indeed be the occasional perfume that really ought to be rather good. If no names and no bottles were attached and we were all blind testing, the results might be rather surprising.In the good old days, the likes of Coty, Dana and even good old Avon, were very much of this genre and we look at some of them as the goddesses of vintage now. I'm thinking Coty Emeraude here.Keep your perfumista minds open if you don't want to miss the gems. They may be few and far between, with hideous names and bottles to boot... but between us all .... we will find them ....
Asafoetida in Perfumery. Discuss?
...Perfumery.... a source of eternal fascination. The stinkier the better in my books. I shall immediately procure some today to smell for myself what these facets are, that have such a use for perfumery.Also many more ordinary kitchen ingredients get used in perfumery that might be unexpected, such as the cepes, and of course many, many spices that cross into (or from) cookery territory. In the light of this, not so surprisingly, onion and garlic are available as fairly ordinary essential oils. I am led to believe that fenugreek is the mystery ingredient in a certain famous numerical perfume. I have no proof of that, but truly fascinating anyway. True or not.
DIY - who has created a nice perfume for themselves?
...Yes, and I think you would get what you paid for... . You may be lucky enough to get a reasonable result if the ingredients chosen were extremely compatable.Most private perfumers would charge for their time to make the perfume and to take proper care of its construction to suit the customer. Perfumes take a long time and some skill to make. It is a fun idea though.
What's going on?? Why the lifeless forum?
...This site is like a finer vintage whisky over a beer. What is on here is more concentrated and therefore stronger and long lasting. No useless chit chat or arguments over nothing. Each response is considered carefully and therefore takes longer to make. It is the better for it I think.
Let's talk musk - any suggestions?
by Tinctureall | Perfume Recommendations
...Omni:And to follow on the musk oil has a limited shelf life and must be used quicklyA little surprising thought about musk.... I have Houbigant Musk vintage and it is as good as the day it was bought.
EU amendment to sharpen restrictions on fragrance allergens
...Reading that last article makes me sick to my stomach. How dare they (IFRA and the EU) ruin generations of tradition because of such ridiculous fancies. It breaks my heart to read that.
Back to Basics
by Tinctureall | Off Topic
...Nappy rash cream for chapped lips.Cucumber slices for tired eyes.Peanut butter for cleaning off chewing gum (I haven't tried this. Ice also lets you crack it off.)Manuka honey for infected wounds. Both for eating and to apply topically.Bicarbonate of soda for stinky things like fridges and for scouring clean pretty much anything.Baby wipes for getting the grime off plastic dolly faces.More later.....Not strictly on topic but if you only want some of a banana, but not all of it, then cut through the whole thing, skin and all with a very sharp knife to divide it into as many bits as you like. The knife draws a thin film of the skins moisture over the open cut section and the ends will not go brown.
Sophie Chabauds range of perfumes.
...Thank you to Mia for the chance to try all these Chabaud perfumes. Sophie Cabaud has a wonderfully light touch with her perfumers palette. I would say she paints extremely good and accurate photorealistic scenes but always in watercolours. Accurate yet pale.Her perfumes titles often say it all and you will never be disappointed. They do what it says on the box. They were mostly not actually to my own perfume taste but her skills could not be denied. My only criticism was the low volume. They are very lovely and very polite. All extremely wearable and all suitable for the office and daywear. Nothing wrong in that at all.However......Sophie if you are reading this. I would love to see you put a very naughty hat on for a little while and just for a bit of fun, explore your really wicked sense of humour using your obviously very special perfumers talents. I would like to see you metaphorically paint your colours in oils for a while not watercolours. Paint such a scene as a wicked prostitute who goes out for a wild night and is bad, bad and triple bad. Paint a wild and raging sea. Paint a forest full of wild and bad creatures who really bite and hurt. I think you have the potential to be the perfumer who has the skill to make the next Chanel 5 but only if you take your good girls hat off and stamp on it. I dare you.If there is anyone in the UK who want to be in the sample queue for these, then please let me know. UK best for postage reasons. England is a beast for sending perfumes outside these days. Only some get through.
What do you like best on Parfumo?
...I love it here because it is so civilised.No need to mention all the little things that have already been mentioned.Everything just works and works well. You don't have to hunt far or run into any difficulties finding or doing anything. Hardly a single gripe to be found either.
Sense of Smell and Skin Chemistry - figment and myth?
...monster burps.... eeeuwTuberose based perfumes usually smell like old plant vase water on my skin. The vase that has been left waay too long and is festering gently. I do like tuberose on others but it doesn't like me.
Anyone know the Décant Shop?
...Someone on badger and Blade mentions Adrianahttp://badgerandblade.com/vb/showthread.php/373384-Decantshop-16-off-free-samples-and-free-shippingIf you look at how many times this poster pushes this site, then how high is the probability that the poster is one and the same person (or very nearby)?
Parfumo Received Written Warning
by Tinctureall | Parfumo Research
...Where are old fashioned manners? Trouble always seems to be about grabbing some money…. and not caring what wake of damage or expense is caused to others. Silly woman should just have had a quiet word with S**** and they might have settled with a payment anyhow if she had a point. This sort of thing makes everyone dig their heels in and only the lawyers win. I suppose that is the real purpose.
What are your favorite Rose perfumes?
...Rose et Noir, Miller Harris. Just been testing this one. I quite like this as a darker rose. I might obtain a proper sample and dirty it up a bit with a smoky note to see what happens. I rarely wear rose perfumes because they are often a bit fluffy bunny on my skin but this darker one is more savoury than sweet. Only had a spray tester, so need to try again. That is surely a good sign.