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Friday, October 20, 2006

My Favorites


Another Friday, another blog entry that isn’t a proper perfume review. This time for you amusement (heh), Ina of Aromascope and I present to you lists of our favorites sorted by perfume houses with no more than 5 scents per house. Not all of these are “holy grail” fragrances, but they certainly are the ones we love or at least like very much. To see Ina’s List, please go to Aromascope.

By the end of this post (provided you are still awake then) you will know pretty much everything about my taste in perfume and about the contents of my fragrance wardrobe. It would be only fair if you let me enjoy perusing the list of your favorites. Please feel free to list as many as you like in the comments section and have a great weekend!

In alphabetical order:


Agent Provocateur
1.Eau Emotionnelle
2.Maitresse

Agraria
1.Balsam

Andy Taeur
1.Le Maroc Pour Elle
2.Lonestar Memories
3.Orris

Annayake
1.Miyako

Annick Goutal
1.Duel
2.Eau d’Hadrien
3.Songes
4.Eau du Fier

Bond No 9
1.Chinatown
2.West Broadway

Caron
1.Eau de Reglisse
2.Farnesiana
3.Parfum Sacre
4.Poivre / Coup de Foeut
5.Yatagan



Chanel
1.Bois des Iles
2.Chanel No 19
3.Chanel No 22
4. Cuir de Russie
5.Egoiste

Christian Dior
(being a self-confessed Dior Ho, it is hard to stay within the 5-scents limit)
1.Bois d’Argent
2.Dior-Dior
3.Diorella
4.Diorama
5.Diorling
6 (the rules are there to be broken). Miss Dior

Comme des Garcons
1.Avignon
2.Kyoto
3.Zagorsk

Creed
1.Angelique Encens
2.Vanisia

Crown Perfumery
1.Eau de Russe

Delrae
1.Bois de Paradis

Donna Karan
1.Chaos
2.Labdanum
3.Wenge

Eau d’Italie / La Sirenuse
1.Paestum Rose

Estee Lauder
1.White Linen Breeze (yes, really!)

Etro
1.Messe de Minuit

Farina Gegenuber and/or Parfums Regence
1.Kolnisch Juchten

Fifi Chachnil
1.Fifi Chachnil

Frederic Malle
1.Le Parfum de Therese
2.Musc Ravageur
3.Noir Epices

Giorgio Armani
1.Pierre de Lune


Givenchy
1.L’Interdit (vintage)
2.Oblique Rewind
3.Organza Indecence

Gucci
1.L’Arte di Gucci

Guerlain
1.Atrape-Coeur / Guet-Apens
2.Bois d’Armenie
3.Derby
4.Djedi

Hermes
1.Ambre Narguile
2.Hiris
3.Parfum des Merveilles
4.Poivre Samarcande
5.Vetiver Tonka

Jean Desprez
1.Bal a Versailles


Jean Patou
1.1000
2.Adieu Sagesse
3.Colony
4.L’Heure Attendue
5.Que Sais-Je

Jo Malone
1.Blue Agava & Cacao
2.Nectarine Blossom & Honey
3. Pomegranate Noir

Knize
1.Knize Ten

Lalique
1.Le Parfum

Lancome
1.Climat
2.Cuir
3.Magie (the old one)
4.Magie Noire
5.Sikkim

Lanvin
1.My Sin
2.Pretexte
3.Rumeur (vintage, not the “impostor”)
4.Scandal

L’Artisan
1.Dzing!
2.Dzongkha
3.Fleur de Narcisse
4.L’Eau du Navigateur
5.Orchidee Blanche
6 (haha!) Safran Troublant

Le Labo
1.Labdanum 18 aka Ciste 18
2.Patchouli 24
3.Rose 31
4.Vetiver 46

Les Parfums de Rosine
1.Rose d’Homme
2.Rosa Flamenca
3.Twill Rose
4.Une Folie de Rose

Lolita Lempicka
1.L de Lempicka

Lorenzo Villoresi
1.Piper Nigrum

L.T. Piver
1.Cuir de Russie

Lubin
1.Idole

Lulu Beauty
1.Marlena

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
1.Centaure
2.Fleur des Comores
3.Iris Bleu Gris
4.Or des Indes

Matthew Williamson
1.Incense

Miller Harris
1.L’Air de Rien
2.Rose en Noir
3.Vetiver Bourbon

Mona di Orio
1.Nuit Noire

Montale
1.Jasmin Full
2.Oud Cuir d’Arabie
3.Vetiver des Sables

Norma Kamali
1.Baby

Ormonde Jayne
1.Ormonde Woman (and Man)
2.Ta’if

Parfum d'Empire
1.Ambre Russe
2.Cuir Ottoman

Parfumerie Generale
1.Aomassai
2.Coze
3.Cuir Venenum
4.Iris Taizo
5.Musc Maori

Parfums de Nicolai
1.New York
2.Vie de Chateau


Parfums d’Orsay
1.Le Dandy

Red Flower
1.Hammam Cardamom & Amber

Rich Hippie
1.Psychedelic
2.Rich Hippie

Rochas
1.Madame Rochas

Santa Maria Novella
1.Citta di Kyoto
2.Vaniglia

Serge Lutens
1.Bois et Fruits
2.Daim Blond
3.Iris Silver Mist
4.Muscs Koublai Khan
5.Rose de Nuit


Shiseido
1.Feminite du Bois
2.Inoui
3.Koto
4.Message from Orchids
5.Nombre Noir

S-Perfume
1. 100% Love / 100% Love More
2.Lust
3.S-ex
4.Sloth

Strange Invisible Perfumes
1.Black Rosette
2.Vine

Tann Rokka
1.Kisu

Viktor & Rolf
1.Flowerbomb Extreme

Weil
1.Zibeline

Yves Rocher
1.Voile d’Ambre ( I kid you not)

Yves Saint Laurent
1.Nu
2.Y




The first image, the one meant to represent Ina and I, is by Jason Brooks.

42 Comments:

Anonymous Tigs said...

No Tocade? I am suitably appalled!

12:04 AM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

k, I'm game (and it's 3 hours earlier of my coast)

Andy Tauer
1.Lonestar Memories
1.L'air du désert marocain

Annick Goutal
1.Sables
2.Eau d’Hadrien
3.Eau de Sud

Caron
1.Yatagan
2.Royal Bain du Caron

CB I Hate Perfume
1.Musk

Farina Gegenuber and/or Parfums Regence
1.Kolnisch Juchten

Guerlain
1.Habit Rouge
2.Vetiver

Hermes
1.the one in the green bottle that didn't have a name but does now

Knize
1.Knize Ten

Le Labo
1.Patchouli 24

Miller Harris
1.L’Air de Rien (yes. I am hooked)

Serge Lutens
1.Muscs Koublai Khan
2.Chene
3.Borneo 1834
4.Rahat Loukoum
5.Miel de Bois (so there!)

That's my pared down list.

12:12 AM EDT  
Anonymous Amy K said...

Wow, I'm surprised to see that Le Parfum de Therese edged out Musc Ravageur on your list! They're both lovely, of course:)

1:50 AM EDT  
Anonymous Kayliana said...

Oh my god!!! That is just a shocking amount of fragrances in your collection....!!! And I thought I had issues!I will make my husband see this so he can get off my perfume lovin' back! How in the hell do you choose what to wear evryday??!!! Colombina, I envy you even more now!!

7:06 AM EDT  
Blogger elle said...

A limit of 5 per line? Hands shake w/ anxiety just at the thought. My list would come very, very close to matching both yours and Ina's. Fortunately, you included some of the classic Diors and Patous that Ina must have accidentally overlooked. Am sure she'll correct that at some point...in the next two decades???? Sigh.

8:37 AM EDT  
Blogger lilyofbp said...

Sigh--I made a whole list of both mine and Mr. Lily's--and then I lost it on blogger!! I cannot possibly do mine again. (It repeated much of yours anyway, with some significant changes:)
Here is Mr Lily

Andy Tauer
Lonestar Memories

Helmut Lang
Cuiron

Le Labo
Vetiver

Montale
Cuir d'Arabie

Ormonde
Ormonde Man

Deparment Store:)
John Varvatos
CK Obsession for Men :)

8:53 AM EDT  
Blogger chaya ruchama said...

God, I love you guys...
But I don't have enough time to add my $1,000,000 worth..no joke-

Also, the heat on Perfume Posse has me worn out already.

You know my tastes by now-if not, remember Kurt Weill's "Jenny":

"There once was a girl named Jenny
Whose virtues were varied and many"

[Just substitute 'virtues' for 'tastes']...

One day, when we meet [and I sincerely hope we will !], I'll sing it for you...

Great w/e, all-
I'm off to the salt mines, myself [every other w/e, 12 hour shifts...more like 13-14, actually] !

9:02 AM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

E,
I sort of forgot about it in summer. It's ever so lovely in cold weather. I have to get some more. It's perfect for "nestingT at home, in one's old dressing gown and comfy slippers...I realise it is probably very far from what the creators intended, but it's cozy and fluffy on me :-)

9:09 AM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Tom,
Great list! We are practically scent twins, give or take a Miel de Bois :-)

9:21 AM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

A,
Oh, I thought I left out the beloved Musc Ravageur...phew...no, they are just in alphabetical order. But I did grow to like Terese as much as Ravageur. :-)

9:23 AM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Kayliana,
I *wish* they were all full bottles. Some are just samples, many are decants :-)

9:24 AM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

L,
We should create a sort of retreat where, instead of being cured from addictions, people would become addicted to things that we consider being worth addicted too. :-)DiorSpa we'd call it.

9:30 AM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Judith,
NOOOOOO, damn blogger! Could you do your again, please please? :-)
Mr Lily has great taste!! wow.

9:31 AM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Chaya,
I know that your tastes are unique and exquisite! Have great time at salt mines :-)

9:48 AM EDT  
Blogger lilyofbp said...

Your wish is my command (although it may hang blogger b/c it is so long. I made it from yours this time, so there is even more repetition than there would be otherwise (but we are MIT, after all):
10 Corso Como

Agent Provocateur
AP

Amouage
Ubar

Andy Tauer
L’Air du Désert Marocain
Lonestar Memories
Orris (maybe)

Annayake
Miyako

Annick Goutal
.Songes
.Eau du Fier

Bond No 9
New Haarlem
Chinatown

Balenciaga
Quadrille
Tocade

Balmain
Miss Balmain
Jolie Madame

Caron(oy)
Poivre
French Can-Can
Tabac Blond
En Avion
Tubereuse
and because it’s something completely different, I get to add
Yatagan

CB I Hate Perfume
Musk
Black March
Violet Empire
Burning Leaves

Chanel
Cuir de Russie
Bois des Iles
Chanel No 19
Chanel No 22

Christian Dior
Miss Dior
Diorling
Diorama
Dior-Dior
Hypnotic Poison

Comme des Garcons
Kyoto
Avignon
Ouarzazate
Palisander
2

Costes
Costes EdP

Creed
Angelique Encens

Czech & Speake
Dark Rose

Different Company
Rose Poivree
Sel de Vetiver

Diptyque
Tam Dao

Donna Karan
Chaos
Labdanum
Wenge
Black Cashmere

Etro
Messe de Minuit
Gomma

Farina Gegenuber and/or Parfums Regence
Kolnisch Juchten


Frederic Malle
Musc Ravageur
Carnal Flower
Noir Epices
Le Parfum de Therese
En Passant

Giorgio Armani
Bois d’Encens
Ambre Soie
Cuir Améthyste

Gobin Daude
Nuit au Désert
Seve Exquise

Guerlain (double oy)
Mitsouko
Jicky
Sous le Vent
Djedi
La Voilette de Madame
and my masculine extra: Derby

Hermes
Ambre Narguile
Parfum des Merveilles
24 Faubourg
Poivre Samarcande
Vetiver Tonka

IPdF
Mirra
Russian Leather
Incensco
Ambra del Nepal

IUNX
L’Ether
Splash Forté

Jalaine
Patchouli
Vetiver
Green Tea

Jean Desprez
Bal à Versailles


Jean Patou
1000
Adieu Sagesse
Moment Suprême
Vacances

Jo Malone
Black Vetiver Café

Knize
Knize Ten


Lancome
Climat
Cuir
Magie
Magie Noire (vintage)
Sikkim
1001 Roses

Lanvin
My Sin
Prétexte
Rumeur (vintage)
Scandal

L’Artisan
Dzing!
Passage d’Enfer
L’Été en Douce (extrait de Songe) + Vetiver (better than either alone)
Fleur d’Oranger
Safran Troublant

Laura Biagotti
Venezia

Le Labo
Patchouli
Labdanum
Rose
Vetiver
Iris

Les Parfums de Rosine
Rose d’Homme

Lorenzo Villoresi
Piper Nigrum
Musc
Vetiver
Ylang-Ylang (limited ed)

L.T. Piver
Cuir de Russie

Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
Soir d’Orient
Iris Bleu Gris
Or des Indes
Ambre Precieux

Matthew Williamson
Incense

Miller Harris
L’Air de Rien
Rose en Noir
Vetiver Bourbon
Geranium Bourbon (particularly when layered with VB)


Montale
Aoud Rose Petals
Black Aoud
Oud Cuir d’Arabie
Vetiver des Sables

Norma Kamali
Incense
Perfume

Paco Rabanne
La Nuit

Pascal Morabito
Or Black (or Noir)

Parfum d'Empire
Ambre Russe
Cuir Ottoman (maybe–need to test more)

Parfumerie Generale
Aomassai
Harmatan Noir
Iris Taizo

Parfums de Nicolai
Maharadjah
Vanille Tonka
Baladin
SacreBleu
New York

Parfums d’Orsay
Le Dandy

Rochas
Madame Rochas
Femme

Santa Maria Novella
Nostalgia
Acqua di Cuba
betting I will love Ambra:)

Serge Lutens (oy, oy, oy)
Rose de Nuit
Encens et Lavande
Fumerie Turque
Muscs Kublai Khan
Chergui, Chene, Daim Blond, Gris Clair :)

Shiseido
Feminite du Bois
Inoui
Koto

Yosh
La Contessa
Winter Rose (maybe)

Yves Saint Laurent
Opium
Opium Fleur de Shanghai

10:15 AM EDT  
Blogger lilyofbp said...

And as soon as I did that, I remembered that I forgot
Yosh Ginger Ciao
Different Company Jasmin de Nuit
Bois d'Iris
MPG George Sand
Clearly this could go on forever. I need to stop and get ready for the sniffa:)

10:19 AM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Judith,
What excquisite taste you have! Were it not for Hypnotic Poison and En Passant, both of whom hate me with passion...we'd have been completely identical fragrance twins :-)

Your list reminded me that I need to re-test and perhaps write something about those iPdFs!

10:20 AM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Judith,
I hope you have great time at the Sniffa. Give my love to everybody!!...especially Maurice...should you happen to meet him *sigh*

10:21 AM EDT  
Blogger greeneyes said...

Oh, I've only been at this for five months and I have so far to go. So much out there to sniff...

Here's my very small list, in no particular order:
L'Aritsan
Dzongkha
Safran Troublant
Orchidee Blanche

Santa Maria Novella
Citta di Kyoto

Delrae
Bois de Paradis

Frederic Malle
Le Parfum de Therese

Keiko Mecheri
Loukhoum

Laura Tonatto
Iss

Jo Malone
Pomegranate Noir

Mona di Orio
Nuit Noire

Ormonde Jayne
Frangipani
Champaca

Lubin
Idole

Serge Lutens
Miel de Bois (I'm with you, Tom!)
Daim Blond

YSL
Opium
Opium Fleur de Shanghai

Whew! I have much more to sample and re-sample. But I guess I've covered a lot of ground! :-)

Have a wonderful weekend!

12:01 PM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

P,
We seem to have very similar tastes! Always so nice to find a scent relative :-) The only one from your list I just can't do is Loukhoum. I'd even wear Miel de Bois, but not Loukhoum. I used to love it SO MUCH...maybe that's the reason...from love to hate is but one step :-)

12:25 PM EDT  
Blogger IrisLA said...

Here are my favorites from your list:
Bois des Iles
Le Parfum de Therese
Attrape Coeur
Parfums de Nicolai New York
S-Perfume 100% Love

A small list of my other favorites:
Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle
Serge Lutens Rahät Loukoum
Mitsouko
Shalimar (parfum only)
Fendi Theorema
L’Artisan La Chasse aux Papillons
Sage Machado Onyx
Clive Christian X
Mazzolari Alessandro
Miller et Bertaux #1
Molyneaux Quartz

12:44 PM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Iris,
Great list! I love Tubereuse Criminelle. Quartz is apparently one of Burr's favorites. I have a decant and should really seruiously try it now that you give it such endoresement too.

12:54 PM EDT  
Blogger boisdejasmin said...

Great list! So many of my favourites are on it. :)

1:22 PM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Thank you, Vika! I am so happy to have some favorites in common with you, as your taste is absolutely impeccable.

1:24 PM EDT  
Anonymous newproducts said...

Quite a few surprises on your list, M. for instance, Cuir Russie is only number four on your Chanel list! I thought it would be at least no. 2, after BdI, or even 1, before BdI. Also, Hiris is your #2 of Hermes, and you have yet to review it. I was sure, you had grown tired on the scent or something. Another surprise was that Eau de Reglisse was your no.1 Caron! Really??
It was a very interesting read, M. Thank you. I'm too lazy to make my own list this morning.

1:46 PM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Don't read too much into the numbers, M, it's all in alphabetical order :-)

1:48 PM EDT  
Anonymous newproducts said...

Oops, I missed that! (In Best Tim Gunn Voice) Carry o~n.
What did you think of the finale, M? I was a little disappointed. Not b/c I hate Jeffrey, but because I truly didn't think his was the best. I liked both Uli's and Laura's better. Michael's was SUCH a letdown. I had loved him all season, and he made THAT?!!!

1:55 PM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

M,
I was so happy with the finale :-) I thought the best man won although I did like Uli's collection a lot. I am having a bad case of wiwthdrawal from PR. I am even thinking of doing something about it on Monday...like what scent they all should wear...or something...how sad am I. :-)

2:04 PM EDT  
Anonymous newproducts said...

That's a great idea, actually! I look forward to reading it. :)

2:07 PM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Well then, I'll have to make it work. Wednesday would be a more logical day I guess.

2:24 PM EDT  
Anonymous Ina said...

Hello, scent twin! ;D

3:16 PM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Pprivet! :-D

3:20 PM EDT  
Blogger Trina said...

You shame me! And what's this - homework??? Over the weekend??? No fair! I'll have to hand mine in late, for a lower grade. I've got a crazy-busy weekend coming!

3:33 AM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

T,
I won't hold it against you if you hand the assignment in late :-)I am waiting...

8:40 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here is my list!

Annick Goutal
1.Eau du Ciel
2.Eau d’Hadrien
3.Heure Exquise

Bond No 9
1. Little Italy
2. Broadway Nites
3. Chinatown
4. Scent of Peace

Calvin Klein
1. Truth

Caron
1. Narcisse Noir
2. Tabac Blond

Chanel
1.Bois des Iles
2.Chanel No 19
3.Cuir de Russie

Creed
1.Love in White
2. Citrus Bigarrade

Etro
1.Messe de Minuit

Guerlain
1. Mitsoutko
2. Atrape-Coeur / Guet-Apens
3. Samsara

Hermes
1.Vetiver Tonka
2.Hiris
3.Ambre Narguile
4. Rose Ikebana
5. Osmanthe Yunnan

Jean Desprez
1.Bal a Versailles

Jean Patou
1. Que Sais-Je
2. Colony
3. Cocktail
4. Normandie
5. Caline

Keiko Mecheri
1. Sanguine

Lanvin
1.My Sin
2. Arpege

L’Artisan
1.Bois Farine
2.Fleur d’Oranger
3. Passage de l’Enfer
4.Mandarin Tout Simplement

Les Parfums de Rosine
1.Ecume de Rose
2.Une Folie de Rose

Miller Harris
1. Tangerine Vert

Serge Lutens
1. Miel de Bois (love it)
2. Tubereuse Criminelle

Yosh
1.Ginger Ciao

3:05 PM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Wonderful! Love the Patous on your list!

3:08 PM EDT  
Blogger tmp00 said...

Columbina-

I know it's a poor substitute, but Give "Top Chef" a whirl. The contestant chefs from last season were even bigger divas than Jeffrey and Santino combined- I'm sure this one will be no different...

12:12 PM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Tom,
In my desperation to replace PR with something, anything, I already decided to watch Top Chef this season :-) Yeah, some peopel there seem to have lots of potential drama- and bitching-wise :-)

12:16 PM EDT  
Anonymous Flora said...

Well, no need to make a list of my own, lilyofbp did most of the work for me!

I would only add more Serge Lutens - Un Lys, Datura Noir & A La Nuit, and Parfum Sacre to the Caron list, and we are pretty even.

Oh, and lilyofbp is an Ubar fan as well - faultless taste! ;-)

Seriously, everyone's lists are great, I just wish I had samples of everything to try. I am just getting started! Every time i think I know what I like best, someone goes and reviews something I just HAVE to try. Right now I am wishing for Lonestar Memories and most of the Montales. Then my favorites list will be even longer, I am sure.

2:21 AM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Flor,
You both have wonderfully exquisite taste! :-)

8:36 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Простите, что пишу по-русски, у меня ужасный английский. Но не смогла удержаться, потому как очень рада тому, что увидела 90% совпадений Ваших любимых ароматов с моими любимыми, а остальные 10% я просто пока не пробовала.
Спасибо за замечательный "Perfume-Smellin`Things".

11:15 AM EDT  
Blogger colombina said...

Ура за 90% совпадений и за коммент на русском!! :-) Большое спасибо!

11:18 AM EDT  

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