What was the last fragrance that caught your eye? Did you purchase or pass?

Dries Van Noten fragrances because of the bottles–really interesting and unique! Haven’t found a commit-worthy scent yet but still several to try from the line.

— Christine


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Mariella Avatar

It’s got to be Paloma Picasso! I saw a bottle at Shopper’s for $19.99 – I couldn’t believe it. Of course, there was no tester and I recall trying it years ago and not liking it but for twenty bucks, what had I to lose (I could always put a bit in the water where I hand wash very delicate items, something I used to do a lot with GWP fragrances I didn’t want to wear). Well, it was absolute LOVE and I’ve scoured SDMs since then hoping to find another bargain bottle (and I did break down and buy a larger bottle with my SDM points and at 20% off on “Seniors’ Day”). I am so glad I took a chance with that one!

kjh Avatar

Floral chypre? Intense. Certainly a throwback these days. I love it for fall. Used to associate it with more ‘dressed up’ occasions, but… I see PP as more of a classic chypre than an 80s, everything is big, scent.

Mariella Avatar

Oh yes, indeed (especially given the high cost of most fragrances these days and even in past). It’s also how I discovered Roma by Laura Biagiotti – took a chance on a $19.99 bottle and have since purchased 4 more (I’ve already finished one of them).

Ana Maria Avatar

I was trying around fragrances recently in a Sephora to discover something new, but as always I only liked the vanilla gourmand ones… I rarely like Nest fragrances, but Madagascar Vanilla and Golden Nectar caught my nose. I might buy the travel size of one of those, but I’m not in a hurry to get new fragrances.

kjh Avatar

Wales Perfume: Forest, Coast, and Country. All rather outdoorsy, but daffodil, of course. There’s a hefty size sampler trio, but alas, The house does not ship to the states. Or anywhere outside the UK.

Thalia Avatar

Same! It makes me smell like a sophisticated bag of marshmallows and I surprisingly love it. I’m not really into sweet gourmands but for some reason this one just works for me.

Genevieve Avatar

The last fragrance I purchased was EL’s Pleasures, that was on sale at a ridiculously low price (well, for here in Aus!) at one of our budget beauty stores Priceline. I quite like the perfume, it is quite a strong one though and has a top note of florals, but base notes of Cedar and Sandlewood that I like.

Nikki Avatar

I haven’t bought yet, but I’m seriously considering the discovery set of Sixteen92’s summer collection-six fragrances inspired by 2000s and 2010s alt-rock/emo songs. This year’s anniversary collection is five scents inspired by Wes Anderson movies-I’m not interested in that one.

Donna Avatar

Shalimar Philtre de Parfum in TK Maxx (the UK version of TJ Maxx), I love Shalimar and this is a newer version. It was under £40 so really great deal and I bought.

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