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Friday, October 31, 2008

Top 10 of Fall, a Bonus Top 10 and a Prize Draw

"Autumn is marching on: even the scarecrows are wearing dead leaves" - tis' time to list the Top 10 of Fall.


I dislike cold weather. I wish I was a bear and could go into deep sleep until spring. In autumn, perfumes are my source of comfort: warmth, softness, coziness, cuddliness...strength and confidence...

1. Bell'Antonio by Hilde Soliani: husky-sweet cuddliness of tobacco, comfort of a loving embrace

2. Felanilla by Parfumerie Generale: woody vanilla, dry, a little spicy, very warm, comfort of a cashmere shawl

3. Gucci Pour Homme: incense and woods, austere and soft, a quintessentially masculine scent that is so easy to wear, a perfume that protects me from the cold and takes my troubles and my breath away

4. Lyric by Amouage: a velvety, sweet, creamy rose for cold weather, slightly spicy, very sensual and extremely comforting

5. Theo Fennell: elegance and dirt, a thick, indolent, cumin-y goodness that is as erotic as it is comforting

6. Habanita by Molinard: powdery, vanillic softness that surrounds an unyielding core of leather, an empowering comfort scent, my I Can Do It and I Can Get Through It perfume

7. Sotto Voce by Laura Biagiotti: slightly bitter sweetness, soft powderiness, delicate warmth, wearing this twelve year old favorite comforts me reminding that some things really do last forever

8. Quand Vient La Pluie by Guerlain: a gently sweet, breathtakingly exquisite blend that is perfect in every season, comfort that comes upon one when contemplating (or wearing) a thing of absolute beauty, comfort of summer amidst fall.

9. Peut-Etre by Lancome: the scent that is "me" in some strange, inexplicable way, comfort of being in one's own skin

10. Beige by Chanel: my noli me tangere fragrance, the comfort of aloofness, of confidence, of feeling impeccably put together.

I recently outed my nail polish addiction, so here is a bonus Top 10 that I want to share with my fellow polish maniacs (and please share yours in your comments!). If you aren't one, skip to Tom's Top 10 perfumes of Fall.

1. Tickle My France-y by OPI
2. Bon Bon by Orli
3. Body Language by Essie
4. Pasha by Zoya
5. Make Love by OPI
6. Dominique by Zoya
7. Juliette by Nyx
8. Noir Ceramic by Chanel
9. My Private Jet by OPI
10. Metro Chic by Sephora by OPI


I'm going to evenly split my ten between ones that were actually introduced in 2008 and ones that I find myself reaching for in the fall:

1. Jitterbug by Opus Oils. Sweet and flowery without being overpowering, this sings on a cold day

2. Kiki by Vero Perfumes. I know it was on my Summer list as well. Sue me.

3. Musc Botanique by Strange Invisible Perfumes. Absolutely delicious and like nothing else out there.

4. Cradle of Light by CB I Hate Perfume. Basenotes insists it's a 2008 release. I know I smelled it in 2007. I also know I can't forget it.

5. Serge Noire by Serge Lutens. Yes, it's a close cousin of his other ones. Yes, I finally bought a bottle. It's the essence of Autumn.

Now for the ones that aren't 2008 releases

6. Arabie by Serge Lutens. When the weather turns cold the boozy stewed fruits of this become a woody warm embrace

7. Kolnisch Juchten by (difficult German name) Fatty, meaty goodness is just the ticket for fall.

8. Spiritueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain. Doughy vanilla goodness that manages to be both comforting and yes heartlessly chic

9. Ensense Flamboyant by Annick Goutal. Dreamy insencey goodness, it and all of Les Orientalistes are finally available in America

10. Greyland by Montale. A new favorite that's both perfect for fall and perfect on me. I blame Donna, her review made me try it. I am picking up a bottle of this this week as my Christmas present to myself. Even though it's October.

Please share your summer favorites. By tradition, our Top 10s come with a giveaway: if you would like to receive a set of 10 samples of some of mine and some of Tom's favorites, please say so in your comment. And don't forget to read other Top 10s of Fall on:

Bois de Jasmin
Now Smell This
Perfume Posse

PS. Please tune in to PST tomorrow, Saturday, for our Halloween special by Beth. Great holidays like this should last more than a day.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Самое страшное: что у меня уже десять бутылок духов )

10:49 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

То ли ещё будет. Ты что ли жалуешься?

10:51 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Я не жалуюсь. Просто процесс собирания на работу по утрам значительно усложнился мучительным выбором, чем набрызгаться: а подходит ли оно к галстуку, рубашке, настроению. )

10:53 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Добро пожаловать в мой мир :-)

10:53 PM EDT  
Blogger Janet said...

I'd love to receive the samples :-)

My fav scent is a mixture of honey & incense that I get by combining two Demeter fragrances :-)

11:39 PM EDT  
Blogger Flora said...

Great lists! It's almost worth having the weather turn cold.

My Rochas duo of Alchimie and Absolu will be getting more play now. I recently took out what is left of my Patou Sublime and thinking I need some more with winter coming on, and of course my new bottle of Bal a Versailles is in heavy rotation. Now I am thinking about getting one of the Montale Aoud scents for winter, but I simply cannot decide which one - will it be Aoud Queen Rose, with its perfectly candied flowers, or Black Aoud, so deep and mysterious, or the comforting White Aoud, or...

Tom, I am always happy to enable! :-D

11:40 PM EDT  
Blogger Arwen said...

Great lists! Some of my favorites there: Serge Noire, Encense Flamboyant, Beige. Need to try the others. It would be nice to receive the samples.
Thanks for your reviews. I always look forward to them.

12:04 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's still hot where I live, so I'll have to wait for fall scents. Today I wore Beige--quite pretty.

Oh, and please enter me in the drawing!


12:04 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1.Chanel No 5
2.Guerlain L’Heure Bleue (I wear No.5 and L’Heure Bleue year round)
3.Chanel Bois des Iles
4.Chanel Cuir de Russie
5.Comme des Garçons 8 88
6.Comme des Garcons White
7.Lutens Serge Noire
8.Guerlain Angelique Noire
9.Parfumerie Generale Corps et Ames
10.Guerlain Carnal Elixirs Chypre Fatal (much to my surprise!)
please enter me in the draw

12:11 AM EDT  
Blogger Beth Schreibman Gehring said...

Yummy lists! I am currently loving Bal a Versailles (of course!),Magie Noire (which never goes out of my rotation:), Annick Goutal Mandragore, Mandy Aftel's Cassis, Neil Morris's Cafe,Serge Lutens Datura Noir, L'Artisans Tea for Two and Vanile' , sometimes alone sometimes together, Caron's Bellodgia, Paul and Joes Bleu and Creeds Love in Black. There are many more that i know that I will be loving as soon as I pay off my cc from my perfume shopping spree in Manhattan..(waves to Marina!) but the first on my list is Goutals Amber Fetiche'....simply sexy ,warm and edible.

12:25 AM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

Oooh, love your lists. One of the best things about moving from Thailand back to the Northeast US is that there are seasons! And where Daim Blonde might gas me to death in BKK, it works perfectly now. Also love anything Bois-y or spicy these, and found Jubilation XXV has gone from too sweet to nose-attached-to-wrist intriguing... Would love to be entered in the drawing!

12:50 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, I really need to get sampling. I've only tried ONE of these 20 - Bell'Antonio, and only once. Thanks for the inspiration! And may I be in the drawing? Thanks!

12:57 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been dipping into my Feminite du Bois for spiced cedar, Sycomore for smokey wood, Bois del Iles for gingerbread warmth, Spiritueuse Double Vanille for sweetness. I love Fall and the variety of fragrances that fit it best. Would love to be in the drawing of your faves...

1:53 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please include me in the draw. I'm using my Rykiel Women more now as it gets cold.

2:06 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Belle en Rykiel, Bois des Iles, Coco, Coco Mlle, Dolce' Vita. Love your site! Please enter me in draw :) Thanks, Chantillylace

3:01 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for the top ten! You make me realize how much I have to improve my culture: I havn't tried most of the scents you both are naming! BTW, I love these lists and I love autumn (I know, usually people prefer spring or summer). Please consider me for the draw.
Today I'm wearing Jicky - another great autumn fragrance I would say!

6:25 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please, please , please include me. Need some new fumes to love!!

7:10 AM EDT  
Blogger Ines said...

I always like reading lists of what other people wear (so I get some ideas what to try next). My autumn favorites:
Chanel Coromandel
Jo Malone Ginger & Nutmeg
Serge Lutens Cedre
Calvin Klein Secret Obsession
L'Artisan Mure & Musc

7:42 AM EDT  
Blogger Ines said...

I forgot in my post :) - please include me in the draw. :)

7:42 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there,
These lists give me new incentive to place a big sample order!

I've been wearing PG's L'Oiseau de Nuit, 10 Corso Como layered with CdG's White and L'Artisan's Poivre Piquant.

Please enter me in the drawing and have a Happy Halloween!

7:43 AM EDT  
Blogger krnszn said...

Hi Marina and Tom! OK, out of your two top 10 lists, I have tried ZERO!!! That's how far behind I am on the perfumista scale. Please include me in the draw so I have a chance to move up in the world. ;-) I can't even say I have a top ten for fall. I'll mention a few, though - Lancome's Magnifique (loving this for some reason), Black Orchid Voile de Fleur, D&G's The One, and I'm thinking I need to wear Kenzo Amour cause I have it, and both Robin and Perfume Posse mentioned it in their top ten!

7:57 AM EDT  
Blogger Gail S said...

I love list time :)
1. TDC Jasmin de Nuit (will surely be present in every seasons' list from now on!)
2. SSS Winter Woods
3. EL Sensuous (I know, I know..)
4. Ava Luxe Cafe Noir
5. Chopard Casmir (only on cold days!)
6. SIP Fair Verona
7. Vero Profumo Onda
8. Guerlain Shalimar
9. Givenchy Organza Indecence
10.PdE Osmanthus Interdite (springy, but love it year-round anyway)

in no particular order
1. Zoya Zara (today's mani)
2. Zoya Sweet
3. China Glaze OMG
4. Butter London Yummy Mummy
5. OPI Make Love
6. Chanel Kaleidoscope
7. an Essie that I can't think of the name right now, very girly shimmery purply-pink
8. these are all subject to change at a moment's notice as I'm very fickle about them!

8:17 AM EDT  
Blogger NowSmellThis said...

OPI Affair in Times Square! I don't own enough nail polish to do a top 10 though. Are we ENPTs too, M? We do agree on Gucci Pour Homme, and I liked Felanilla too.

Tom, Cradle of Light came out in 2006.

8:41 AM EDT  
Blogger lovethescents said...

This is toooo much fun!

Marina, please include me in the draw :-)

Some excellent top tens here....

My favorites at the moment:
1. SL Daim Blonde
2. SL Clair de Musc
3. SL Rose de Nuit
4. Farmacia SS Annunziata Kama
5. Brandy by Brandy
6. Tan Giudicelli Annam
7. Piguet Bandit
8. Givenchy Le De
9. Tam Dao :-)
10. l'Artisan Bois Farine

Nailpolish beauties:

1. butter LONDON Yummy Mummy
2. butter LONDON Chimney Sweep
3. Essie Chocolate Kisses
4. Essie Steel-ing the scene
5. China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway
6. OPI Sheer your toys
7. OPI You don't know Jacques
8. Nicole by OPI Deeply in Love
9. Essie Limo-scene (my as usual)
10. OPI Moon Over Mumbai

8:49 AM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

Great lists, y'all!

Nail polish? I've been trying to ignore this. My very favorite nail polish is that one China Glaze did last year for Christian Laboutin, it has a really dark red glitter, can't remember the name, and then I put Ruby Pumps (think that's the name) over the top. My nails look like Dorothy's little red glittery shoes. Love them.!

9:02 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been on a tear with Anne Pliska, biehl (please don't make me type the rest...)mb03, and 10CC. And Balenciaga Rumba. And Piguet's Bandit. And Barbara Bui, which I feel is right for any season, really.

Have also been insane for Zoya Freja polish! I love its gunmetally goodness; so beautiful without being OTT. Pasha may very well be my next polish purchase, TYVM for reminding me! I would love to be entered in the drawing.

Happy Halloween! Heather

9:21 AM EDT  
Blogger Roland Denzel said...

Fall scents are an area where I need to do more exploring, so please, I'd love to be in try those samples.

My current fall favorites are...

Bond No. 9 New Haarlem
Bodytime Dark Musk Oil
Annick Goutal Musc Nomade (but I think I just love it)

9:23 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice lists; please put me in the drawing.

(And, as always, I love the opportunity that your comment threads give me to use my oh-so-creaky Russian a bit! Спасибо большое!)

9:26 AM EDT  
Blogger marchlion said...

Oh, tasty lists! Tom, you should stop torturing people with the KJ (or did they ever make it easier to find?) ;-) Marina, I love your nail polish list! Mine are chipped, need to do something about that.

9:42 AM EDT  
Blogger waftbyCarol said...

Include m in the draw...
my fall faves :
1.Sinfonia Fleur de Santal
2.Chanel Bois des Isles
3. Laura Tonatto Safram
4.L'Artisan for BottegaIntrecchio #1
5.Teo Cabanel Alahine
6.Profumi del Forte Marconi3
7.Mazzolari Alessandro
8.Parfumerie Generale Iris Taizo
9.Guerlain Sous le Vent
10.Robert Piguet Baghari (every day )

10:05 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey you two beauties. I'm impressed by your inclusion of some exciting newies in your lists, even though you've both felt scentnui recently. I hope that is dissipating...

11:15 AM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

Hm...your lists are making me crave some new samples. I find I've been reaching for Guerlain Angelique Noire since it's gotten cold.
By the way, your inclusion of Beige reminded me that I must try it!

11:42 AM EDT  
Blogger Unknown said...

And include me in the draw please.

11:43 AM EDT  
Blogger violetnoir said...

Have I gotten bored with polish, M? Shutter the thought! But I am digging Byredo's Pulp as we finally get into Fall in LA.

But the polishes! Oh, the polishes! Like you, I am digging Tickle My France-y, plus Louvre Me, Louvre Me Not, Hollywood Blonde, I've Red the Script, and You Don't Know Jacques. Just ordered four of the Flourish line from Zoya...I think Kalista and Shivon, Zara and Richelle will be a hit.


12:10 PM EDT  
Blogger Marsha said...

For fall I love Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir and also the much-maligned Rose Poivree by TDC. Neither are new, but I'm new to perfume so they're new to me! I'm thinking today (Halloween) that I'd like to find something with cinnamon and smoke, too, to carry me through to Christmas and New Years when I'll go full-on glam.

Enter me in the draw, please?

12:21 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My top 10 fall frags: 1. Coco Chanel 2. Sonoma Scent Studio Rose Musc (to die for labdanum) 3. Lancome Magie Noir 4. Donna Karan (1992) 5. Guerlain Vol de Nuit 6. Guerlain Nahema 7. Caron Parfum Sacre 8. Bal a Versailles 9. Prada (Prada) 10. Fragonard Grain de Soliel (comfort scent), or EL PC Amber Ylang Ylang for warmer weather.

And, just for you Columbina, my favorite fall only nailpolish...OPI Russian to a Party.

12:26 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry I typo-d your name....

12:27 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These days I'm enjoying Or et Noir, Balahe, and L'Heure Bleue. I would love to be entered for your prize drawing!

12:37 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I share your dislike of cold weather, Marina. We've just had a gorgeous October where I live, so while I'm thankful for that, I know the next 4 or 5 months are going to be bleak. Perfumes I've been enjoying lately:
Ormonde Jayne Woman
Cuir Ottoman
10 Corso Como
31 Rue Cambon
There's lots on your lists I haven't tried, so I would love to be in the draw. Thank you!
Karen G. word verification is COLDST (!!)

12:56 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Marina, I love your blog, and I love fall, so I'm thrilled to post my first comment here. Please sign me up for the drawing, and here are some fall faves:
Coco Mademoiselle - Tam Dao - Padparascha - Costes - Regina Harris Amber Vanilla (yum!)

After a summer of Divine Bergamot and Jardin sur le Nil, I can't wait to pull these out of the cupboard.

1:06 PM EDT  
Blogger Robin E. said...

I'm still a bit of a newbie to the niche thing...have mostly dept store stuff, but here are some fall faves:
Shiseido Zen Classic (all-time fave for fall/winter), CK Euphoria (very cold days only), anything fig (any time of year), Chanel Coco, Lauren, Romeo di Romeo Gigli, Annick Goutal Neroli (LOVE neroli in the cold weather), Bulgari Blv Notte Pour Homme, Polo Double Black, and Stella by Stella McCartney. Recently I've been trialing the Tom Fords, and am loving Black Orchid, BO VdF, Velvet Gardenia, and Black Violet.

On my husand nothing beats Gucci Pour Homme and Chanel Antaeus (so sad it's dc'd...)

Please enter me in the draw. Thanks!

1:08 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just received my Jitterbug sample and am anxious to try it out!

Please enter me in the drawing as well. :)

1:11 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love a chance to win some samples (especially if Greyland is included -- this sounds so good!).

The weather hasn't been very chilly here in California yet, but with enough crispness in the early morning and at night to break out some comfort scents. Mine lately have included Chêne and Méchant Loup. I'm waiting for it to get a little cooler before I start using another fave: Voleur de Roses. I'm also really eager to buy a bottle of Villoresi Sandalo, which I recently sampled and is the nicest sandalwood I've found.

1:14 PM EDT  
Blogger multitasker said...

Please enter me. Thanks!

1:21 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

right now i am wearing EL tuberose and gardenia! love it. I am one of those weird people who can only wear one fragrance at a time for months or years and then move onto something else. After i wear something, i can never wear it again; it makes me sick! Is that weird? What do you call that?
Pls. enter me in the drawing.

1:21 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know why I love seasonal perfume lists so much. (But I do!)Lately, I've been layering Narcisse Noir with Comme des Garcons Avignon. Smells sort of like burning a stick of nag champa incense in an old French stone church. Yum. (& Please enter me in the drawing....)(& Happy Halloween.)

1:24 PM EDT  
Blogger Beryl said...

As the weather has cooled I've found both L de Lolita Lempicka and Flowerbomb in high rotation. But I've been looking forward tooler weather to wear (more) Onda, Chene, Fumerie Turque, PdE Cuir Ottoman, and L'Eau d'Hiver.

Please include me in the drawing! Thank you!

1:29 PM EDT  
Blogger elle said...

I am SO w/ you on hating cold weather! Comfort is *the* thing I need right now. Tobacco, leather, vetiver and gourmand scents are high on my fall list, but I'm also turning to the classics. Am on a serious Guerlain jag right now - it's been a while since I last was, but suddenly can't get enough of them. And, Tom, it's been way too long since I last wore Cradle of Light - must go give it the attention it merits.

2:37 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lunarose here.

entering contest please!

(and a heck of a contest it is!)

hello marina. that's interesting to read your take on habanita. i finally got some a few weeks ago, and to me it's just 'me but almost (not quite) giddily lighthearted'. so it puts me in a space where i don't even need to consider being comforted or's all so amazingly personal. i suppose that's why it's so fun to read other's impression and experiences.

3:16 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your blog and your lists give me plenty to seek and sniff. Please enter me in the drawing!

3:16 PM EDT  
Blogger minou said...

my top 10 faves for fall:

1. féminite du bois
2. ormonde woman
3. songes
4. ta'if
5. aoud queen roses
6. bois des iles parfum (hoarding my tiny decant...)
7. kenzo amour (layered with #8)
8. encens mystic
9. black orchid
10. all three of the Paul Yacomine parfums de coiffeur (they're single note and little, so they can count as only one entry, right? because i love them.)

thanks for your lists - please enter me in the draw!!!

3:42 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please include me in the drawing!!

3:48 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Honey and incense...somehow that sounds Russian :-)

6:55 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I vote for White Aoud. Black Oud is gorgeous on us, but more gorgeous still on a man :-)

6:56 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

thank you, you are in

6:57 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You are in!

6:57 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

What a gorgeous list!

6:58 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

waves right back at you! :-)

6:58 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

And I don't want seasons, I want summer year round, waah!

6:58 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

What did you think of Bell'A? You are in.

6:59 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

That is a beautiful fall list you have

6:59 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You are in

6:59 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Thank you, you are in

7:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Jicky is beautiful! You are in

7:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You are in

7:00 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I adore Coromandel! You are in

7:01 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

thank you, you are in

7:01 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Black Orchid Voile de Fleur is gorgeous. You are in

7:02 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I believe we share the love for what I call barbie pinks (make love, sweet) :-)

7:02 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I don't have enough information to just assume we are ENPTs -) I do like Affair a lot and have it.

7:03 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You are in
I've been in Jacques the other day...maybe it will grow on day :-)

7:04 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Lubu Heels? :-)

7:04 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I've been circling around Freja for a while, I think I will cave

7:05 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I like New Haarlem a lot
You are in

7:05 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Вы в prize draw (the word I can't remember in Russian, oops) :-)

7:06 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Put some Jacques on, it goes well with skanky scents, because it looks like dirt :-)

7:06 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I love love Baghari
you are in

7:07 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Scentnui, love the word :-) I think it is kind of gone. Now that you are back. :-)

7:07 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Beige is a must try

7:08 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Really, Pulp? I was reading about it yesterday and am a little scared of all the fruit -) but if you say it's good...
Hollywood Blonde is one of my HG polishes.

7:09 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Cinnamon and smoke...Rousse? Tea for Two? Une Crime Exotique?

7:10 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

That's a discontinued one, right? :-(

7:11 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

allison in boston
you are in!

7:11 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Karen G
It is COLDST indeed :-(

7:12 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

welcome, you are in!

7:12 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I see many faves on your list, and I so agree about Gucci PH.

7:13 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You are in

7:13 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I need me some Chene too

7:13 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

You are in

7:13 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

It is not weird at all, you are loyal that is all.

7:14 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

that sounds like a great combo!

7:14 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

great cold weather list!

7:15 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I guess I should give that Cradle another try...

7:15 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

thank you for sharing your impressions, it is definitely fascinating to read different takes on the same scent

7:16 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

Margaret West
You are in

7:16 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

what a great idea to layer Amour with Bois d'Encens!

7:17 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

you are in

7:17 PM EDT  
Blogger Marina said...

I loooove Black Tourmaline
You are in

7:18 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Spiritueuse double vanille- why, why, why did I not buy a full bottle? Is it available anywhere?

Tocade, OJ's Ta'if, Shiloh (love it!), Kenzo amour, CB Russian Caravan tea, Yosh Ginger Ciao, bois des iles, pomagranite noir, Padparascha.

Please enter me too!

11:50 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

marina, I really liked Bell'antonio...very comforting and warm. :-)

12:21 AM EDT  
Blogger ScentScelf said...

I love fall, but am probably still adjusting to it actually being here. Scents of fall '08 for include SL Chergui, L'Heure Bleu, Bois des Isles, Liz Zorn Writing Lyric Poetry (deciding...), PG L'Ombre Fauve, Caron Third Man, Tauer Vetiver Dance, Jolie Madame. Working my way toward more leather, and probably some Parfum Sacre. Trying to find a good violet + smoke layering combo...something about that captures this autumn, in theory, at least.

Would love to be included in the draw...

1:43 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please include me in the draw! We only have summer where I live but for fall I think SL Chypre Rouge would be nice as well as I'm Not Really a Waitress OPI. --Jen

7:32 AM EDT  
Blogger Anne said...

1. Le Labo Poivre 23
2. Amouage Lyric
3. SL El Attarine
4. AG Musc Nomade
5. Ava Luxe Red Tara
6. Miller Harris Fleurs du Sel (Connecticut beach in September)
7. DK Chaos Re-issue (I actually like this one better)
8. DK Wenge Oil
9. Amouage Jubilation 25
10. TDC Jasmin de Nuit


PS. Too late for the draw?

9:52 AM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love these lists! If I am not too late, please include me in the draw.

In no order...

1. AG Amber Fetiche EDP
2. AG Encens Flamboyant EDP
3. Mitsouko EDP and hopefully soon, the Parfum
4. Sonoma Scent Studio Champagne de Bois EDP
5. Chanel 22 EDT and Parfum
6. Patou Joy, any and all strengths
7. L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer EDT
8. Chanel Allure EDP and Parfum
9. Les Parfums de Rosine Ecume de Rose EDP
10. AG Songes EDP

Will probably change in five minutes. '~)

5:36 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please put me in the draw! Thanks

10:21 PM EDT  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Marina - I feel like such a dullard - still haven't tried the Theo Fennell. It really sounds so wonderful, and just up my alley. Dirt? Cumin? Ah, that sounds *perfect*.

Cannot make my mind up on Quand Vient La Pluie. I can recognize how lovely it is, but I can't bring myself to like it personally. Maybe it just wears a touch too sweet on my skin?

You picked Habanita, too! So funny you mention it as a "comfort" scent. Hee! To me it's my "danger" scent. It's like a kitten-with-a-whip fragrance, except that if I'm being fair, I have to admit that on a suburbanite like me it's more of a Hello-Kitty-with-a-whip fragrance, heh.

Tom - I shall have to give Jitterbug another go. It struck me as mostly just a pretty enough, slightly longer lasting than usual, jasmine soliflor. Perhaps it needs another test run for proper judgment.

I am so envious of anyone who can carry off Arabie in winter! It doesn't smell nearly sweet and spicy enough on me unless it's hot and sticky outside. It such a great dessert frag. Nice choice.

7:16 PM EST  
Blogger Amy said...

I'd love to receive the samples! Desperately wanting new perfumes to try

7:34 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd love to receive the samples! By the way; tried recently the theo Fennel, and would have loved using it in the cold days to come. My favorites now, when autumn is turning to winter here is:
1) Noir epices Malle
2) Opium, as always
3) Chanel no. 5, in perfume, as always
4) Feminite du Bois
5) Iris nobile in edp
and then summerevoking scents
6) Flower le parfum (red bottle) Kenzo
7) Fleurs de oranger Lutens
8) Philosykos

7:02 AM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know if it's too late but I'd love to be entered into the drawing :)

My top 10 for Fall are:
Straight to Heaven
Ambre Sultan
Amber Absolute
Patchouli 24
Real Patchouli
Patchouli Leaves
CdG Eau d'Parfum


11:13 PM EST  
Blogger helenviolette said...

This ship has likely sailed but I would love to be entered...

My top 10 of fall:

5 o'clock Gingembre
Tea for Two
Parfum Sacre
Black Violet
Jasmine de Nuit
Andy Warhol Silver Factory
Tabac Blonde

4:17 PM EST  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you for a profound review, that was really helpful (though fall-2008 has already gone:)

6:13 PM EST  

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