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Mariella Avatar

I absolutely adore By the Fireplace but for me, it’s a cool/cold weather scent (sort of obvious, given the name). But for these hot summer days, I wear Elizabeth Arden White Tea. It’s light, fresh, clean and just “nice”. I also really like Biotherm’s Eau Vitaminee but it’s more a refreshing body spritz and the bright citrus-y scent barely lasts half an hour.

Mariella Avatar

I found it quite by accident a few years ago and as it’s sold at Shoppers Drug Mart, I was able to purchase it for 20% off the regular price (which isn’t all that pricey when you compare it to brands like Tom Ford or Atelier. I hadn’t been using it for very long when I bought a 2nd bottle, which I’ve got stored in my “backups” drawer. I’m delighted to read that you like it too.

Pamela Avatar

If you love oud then try Jo Malone London Velvet Rose & Oud or Maison Francis Kurkdjian Oud Silk Mood or Oud Satin Mood.

Rachel R. Avatar

I don’t have one. Since mid-March, I’ve worn Nest New York Cocoa Woods and My Pretty Zombie Dr. Soda Eau de Toilette Spray a few times each. My former workplace was fragrance free, and we went into stay-at-home in mid-March. My county was one of the last to start reopening in the state, and we’re still not completely reopened.

Rina Avatar

So glad to hear love for this! Victor is a good friend and I’m so happy he’s killing it with this line. I want to try Koala, the newest. The eucalyptus base should be great for summer. Squid is def a sample-first scent. It wasn’t for me…

Korinne Avatar

I went fragrance CRAZY during quarantine and wore one every day to at least get my mood up. My current go to is Sci Fi by Ellis Brooklyn, it’s a cool spice for women which is really great in this 90+ weather for weeks on end. I also got my hands back on Replica Dancing On The Moon, the most unique fragrance that’s lasted on me, so I wore that today but sadly sweated it off.

Christina F. Avatar

For daily wear I wear Versace’s Yellow Diamond. It’s clean and pretty.
On the weekend (date night) I wear Le Labo’s Rose 31. I find it sultry and sexy.

I love both of them for different reasons.

Rina Avatar

My current obsession is Wednesday by Smell Bent. It’s a funky, strange, out-of-the-ordinary scent. Not great longevity but I don’t mind while WFH.

V Avatar

Mosquitoes and other biting critters love me (and make me very sick), so I’ve been avoiding sweet fragrances I love and going for fresh ginger root EO, lemongrass EO and pennyroyal EO or hydrosol when I can find it. Pennyroyal is such a beautiful mint! Not so safe for everyone especially if they’re pregnant. I can’t stand the scent of Citronella. What an anafrodisiac. I sneak a lil’ patchouli & ylang ylang & others hoping it won’t attract bugs. Can’t wait to wear a lot of fragrances in cooler weather.

V Avatar

Thanks Rina! I hate squeeters! I’m checking out their cream & soap ingredients. Hopefully they won’t burn my sensitive skin like the huge doses of lemongrass & other EOs in a fancy shower gel & a lotion I’ve used from Spa Botanico (Ritz Carlton Reserve Dorado Puerto Rico). So strong a doctor once thought I got Pine Sol on myself. ?‍♀️

Latika Avatar

I adore fragrance as a matter of fact I’ve bought at least 1 nice bottle per month this year currently in heavy rotation
Lancome Oud Bouquet
Juliette got a gun “not a perfume”
Maison Francis K A La Rose & , Oud Silk Mood
Aqua De Parma Rose & Iris noble
Tom Ford Champca Absolute & another one I a blue bottle sorry it’s nice & fresh – I shower morning & night and I spray them twice a day!!

bibi Avatar

It is hot & humid here so “tropical” has been my Summer fragrance theme:
Pacifica’s Tahitian Gardenia – A light, fresh & modern gardenia that is surprisingly long-lasting with green tea and sweet orange.
Gucci Bloom – Simply pretty white floral, reminiscent of tuberose, jasmine & honeysuckle
Montale Intense Tiare – A tropical vacation in a bottle! Tiare, coconut, jasmine, vanilla & ylang ylang have a Tahitian vibe.

V Avatar

I wonder why Pacifica discontinued Sandalwood & Spanish Amber. I’m using the last of Sandalwood from a surprise restock/sale months ago.

brendacr1 Avatar

I’ve never counted the bottles of perfume I have but I adore perfume. I wasn’t allowed to wear perfume at work so I kept a bottle in my car and put it on, on the way home from work, my day isn’t complete without scent. I am on the last dregs of Pink Lily by Oscar de la Renta a LE from 2006 and my heart is breaking, it fills me with joy every time I spray it on. But I have plenty other perfumes, Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue, Burberry Brit Sheer are go tos for summer. Another one that I’m having a hard time finding is Calvin Klein Euphoria Blossom.

Missy Avatar

My current go-to is Mon Guerlain EDT. It’s an amazing summer scent and perfectly ‘me’. I’ve read some reviews complaining that it doesn’t last, but I haven’t found that to be true for me. My signature scent used to be ‘La Petite Robe Noire’; Mon Guerlain does have some similar aspects to it but just lighter and not as serious. Other faves on my vanity are Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic, Chloé Nomade and V&R Flowerbomb Nectar.

Nigerian Girl Avatar

I’ve been wearing La Femme Prada throughout the lockdown, so much so that I’ll never wear it again once it finishes (my bottle is almost empty). For me, scent is closely tied to memory, and I’d rather not remember this strange time in the future.

Diana D. Avatar

Now that the weather is warm, I’ve been using lesser expensive fragrances that are fresh and floral. Things like Philosophy Pure Grace, Dana Tabu Rose, Perfumer’s Workshop Tea Rose, The Body Shop British Rose and Thymes Kimono Rose

Wendy Whitlow Avatar

I am loving Laura Mercier coconut almond right now! It’s not a perfume (not using the fragrance) but using the body cream and the shower gel! Smells like summer and it’s so yummy!!! I get tons of compliments and it lasts a long time.

Rina Avatar

Buy backups! LM makes great scents and disco’s them just as quickly. I picked up the AMAZING Verbena Infusion at TJM and then had to hunt down the body line when the stores didn’t stock it anymore.

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