Sunday, March 18, 2012

Some scents that don't work for me

(frowny face me 2009)


Lubin Nuit de Longchamps - headache inducing powdery yuck. Scrubber.

Hermes 24, Fauborg -  Ouch.  It kinda makes sense I don't like this because I also don't like Maurice Roucel's creation Le Temps d'Une Fete (Parfums de Nicolaieither. (Sorry Mals - I know that is one of your favs)

Guerlain L'Heure Bleue - I blame it on the aldehydes.

Chanel #5 - don't mind the Premiere version.  Okay okay..it's probably the aldehydes again!

That's it for now - I don't want to be all gloomy today - time to spritz on something happy, like Lubin Inedite!

23 comments:

  1. Like the frowny face! I do like L'Heure Bleu though. What is it about the aldehydes? Does no 5 do the same to you?

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    1. Thanks Michael! I remember you posting about LHB; I dunno, most perfume with lots o aldehydes make me headachey. And smell too 'perfumey' if that makes sense. Yes, No 5 I cannot wear at all. Yet. We'll see what happens in the next few years! ;)

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  2. Oh, I just love Hermes 24, Faubourg! But it has a heavy white-floral component, and as I recall, that's not your thing, right? So ok, Frida, you're forgiven. ;) oxxo

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    1. Yep, Suz, you're exactly right - that heavy white-floral thang is difficult for me to handle! ;) xox

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  3. I am with you on all of those! And that hairstyle from 2009 looks ever so slightly like Gene Simmons out of KISS in certain shots, if you don't mind my saying so. : - )

    http://www.kidsolo.com/gene-simmons-gives-kiss-off-to-makeup-artist/874/

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    1. Oh I didn't realise you didn't like those either, Bonks!

      OMG it does!! color me embarrassed! ;)

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  4. I can wear neither LHB no Chanel No 5 (including the flanker). Maybe I need more hours of Dee-style therapy?

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    1. Dee could become hot property if the big perfume houses got wind of her "application therapy" techniques! I may yet become a JPG convert, ya never know....

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    2. Undina, I'm with you - Dee-style therapy may be the route i need to take!

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  5. 24 Faubourg goes sour and rancid on me, but then my chemistry sometimes clashes with what I dub as "violin florals." I can do the piccolos (heliotrope, iris, sometimes violet) and I rock the cellos and string basses (incense, woods, spices, patchouli) but many of those full-bodied floral blends go very, very bad.

    On the other hand, I love Le Temps d'une Fete. Go figure.

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    1. Hello Dionne - I never get far along enough to see if they go rancid or not - I use scrub them away quite quickly!

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    2. It took me forevah to figure out that LTdF is stuffed full of woods and patchouli, but it IS. That might be why it works for you, D.

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  6. What is it about Chanel No5? It's a relief to find another perfume lover who cannot wear it, and the same goes for L'Heure Bleue. As for Le Temps d'une Fete, you know I liked the first one much better although I know a lot of people with good taste like the new one, but you go with the taste you've got, even though it may not always be elegant.I mean, I'm the gal who outed herself as a Sensuous Noir wearer.

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    1. Hello and thanks for stopping by, BA!

      Exactly - you go with what works for you! You know I have never smelled Sensuous Noir - and good for you for 'outing' yourself!!

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  7. I can't wear any of these either (though I don't know the Lubin). I thought I would love L'Heure Bleue but no go. I loved Le Temps d'une Fete right until the drydown which I couldn't stand. Very disappointing!

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  8. How in the hell do we block eula_w?

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  9. (Re the above commenter - doesn't Blogger let you flag comments as spam?)

    I started to comment yesterday and got kicked off 'puter by CEO who *desperately* had to check his emails before heading off to a school board meeting... anyways, waitaminnit, you get ALDEHYDES out of L'Heure Bleue?

    I don't know for sure that there aren't any, but I imagine that if there are, they're in minuscule amounts. (Also, since the original formula predates serious use of aldehydes in fine fragrance, I'm a little doubtful that there would be a big presence of them in there, even now.) Wonder if the orange blossom is coming off as soapy and the vanilla-heliotrope is coming off as powdery and they're conflating to make "aldehydes" for you?

    The first version of L'HB I tried was EdT, which I described to myself as the Medicine Cabinet of Hell. The parfum is far more wearable, but I still don't love it.

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    1. Hey Mals!! Because I don't hold comments, I cannot mark them as spam - perhaps I should do that from now one.

      Anyway, re: L'Heure Bleue - I blame everything on aldehydes even when they're not there! hahaa. I shouldn't laugh - as I should be researching the notes better. Maybe it's the heliotrope? I don't know, it was just awful - perhaps if I can get a sniff of the parfum, I'd like it better. I'll try to dig it out again and see what I think, I think.

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    2. I finally finally like No. 5 and I'm very pleased. Except I don't know why my opinion about it changed. Am I developing a mor flexible nose? Great. Am I getting older and losing certain notes, just as the elderly lose certain tastes? Not great. I find it almost reassuring that the only classic Guerlain that I begin to appreciate is Mitsouko, and that's only from sheer determination.

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    3. Hey CF! hehee I don't think it's because you're getting older and losing tastes!

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