Perfume Chat Room, January 20

Welcome to the Friday Perfume Chat Room, perfumistas! I envision this chat room as a weekly drop-in spot online, where readers may ask questions, suggest fragrances, tell others their SOTD, comment on new releases or old favorites, and respond to each other. The perennial theme is fragrance, but we can interpret that broadly. This is meant to be a kind space, so please try not to give or take offense, and let’s all agree to disagree when opinions differ. In fragrance as in life, your mileage may vary! YMMV.

Today is Friday, January 20, and my big fragrance excitement this week was that Portia Turbo (Australian Perfume Junkies) and I launched our second blogging collaboration, “Counterpoint.” (The first one was “Notes on Notes“). Our first Counterpoint subject was Mitsouko; our first “Notes on Notes” was about oakmoss. We hope to do one of each of these monthly, on the first and third Monday of the month, so wish us luck and please join us in the comments!

Our next “Notes on Notes” will be about vetiver; if you have any particular fragrances to suggest we include in our selection, please tell us in the comments below! And our next “Counterpoint” fragrance will be Chanel No. 5 in as many of its forms and versions as we can muster.

Thanks for joining us on this journey!

9 thoughts on “Perfume Chat Room, January 20

  1. Enjoying the new series! I’m not much of a Vetiver person, so no suggestions (I do have a mini of Terre d’Hermes, but can’t say when I last wore it.) Today is my son’s 19th birthday, he’s celebrating by having a lifting session and hosting a recruit for the weekend. (We went out for dinner and cake before he went back to school.). My “favorite Friday” perfume is Dune. Kind of an oddball but I love it.

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  2. Henry Rose has some interesting vetiver blends, I think. This is a brand worth knowing. This is a transparent ingredient brand founded by actress Michelle Pfeiffer.


      • I like Queens & Monsters, which doesn’t have vetiver but is a blast of uplifting feeling, and Dark is Night, which has vetiver as a middle note.

        Dark is Night
        TOP NOTES:
        Green Grass
        Vetiver & Freesia
        Patchouli & Vanilla Bean

        I chose Dark is Night because reviews say it lasts longer than many of their others and it does. They have affordable sample sets.

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  3. It was my birthday on the 20th but DH is finding the increasing fatigue & brain fog of chemo frustrating. Having been a healthy & relatively fit until this illness, he isn’t coping with these particular side effects very well. So we just had a Cantonese takeaway & an otherwise day.
    I thoroughly enjoyed the Mitsouko piece. Fascinating reading of others thoughts on a fragrance I’ve known so well for decades. I look forward to reading the thought & opinions about No 5.
    Vetiver isn’t a note I’ve consciously explored so reading the post & comments will educate me

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    • Happy birthday! I’m sorry about the fatigue and brain fog, that has to be so frustrating. Thanks for your comment about our first “Counterpoint”. For Vetiver, I know I’ll sample Encre Noir, but haven’t decided what else.

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    • I’m sorry your husband is having such a hard time. I was there for an entire year myself and it’s very discouraging. I was such a mess the doctor gave me Ativan so I could get some real rest. That stuff will knock you on your behind if you aren’t there already! When I wasn’t throwing up, I slept a lot… The brain fog does go away, so please tell your hubby that there is hope. it does take a while, though. I think it was about 3 months after my last chemo before I felt like I had my wits about me again. But all the brain power does come back!

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