What is on your wishlist?
Money and availabilitiy nothwithstanding, which perfumes would you want the most?
Do you always buy the first thing on your wishlist next or do some scents skip the line?
How many items are on your list right this moment?
My Top Three on the list are:
Opardu by Puredistance, L’Eau d’Hiver by Frederic Malle and Hermès Brin de Réglisse (on which I did a 180 a few months back, from hate to true love, so I’ll have to change my lament into a love song asap).
Unfortunately I tend to skip like crazy, some old faithfuls have been on my list for ages, being overtaken again and again by newcomers who bewitch my senses. I feel bad about that, but you know how it is with love at first sniff…
My list is not that long right now, and I do not intend to buy everything on it, but I like to keep a list where it is possible to dream, and not take budgetary or availability issues into consideration. So this dream list currently contains 8 perfumes.
What about you? Top Three? Total number? Can’t wait to hear about your lists!
My wishlist never seems to dwindle. There are some that have been there forever and I just haven’t gotten around to, like OJ Woman, Lonestar Memories, some Hermessences, Bois des Iles. These get shoved aside as they aren’t easily accessible here, and shipping can be frightful.
The current, easy access top 3 are:
-Mito Voile d’extrait. (actually not accessible or cheap at all! But top of the list)
-Cartier Baiser Vole essence de parfum
– maybe Tom Ford Velvet Orchid. But I need to spend a bit more time.
Also there but put aside until warmer weather is Jardin du Poete by Eau d’Italie, or L’ombre dans l’eau. Opardu is pending due to $.
But the truth is most get put aside because I find really good prices on the like/really like but don’t love or discontinued ones and spend my budget on these
Oh. And Amouage Opus I & III. And the MDCI coffret….
The MDCI coffret, oh yes!!!
I know the feeling, Lynley. Somehow “bargains” always get in the way of more expensive wishlist purchases… sigh.
Good morning! I’m afraid my wishlist is endless. Bad news for my bank account:). But from the top of my head: Coven, by Andrea Maack, Musc, by Bruno Acampora and Mon Parfum Cristal by M. Micallef. Have a nice Monday!
Have a nice Monday too, Marjo!
Musc by Bruno Acampora is so nice…
Hooray! No more mushrooms? Wait, were you the one it turned mushroomy on? Forgive me for not remembering well!
There is no real LJG wishlist right now because at the moment I’m having a “pressure” problem – it’s the pressure of a far too large collection of parfumes, which I cannot rotate properly, so I’m trying not to succumbe to any desire (parfum-wise…). But I migt buy a Jicky edt, by accident.
Oh I know about collection pressure, awful feeling.
Jicky by accident sounds good! 😉
Well, I’ve just bought Opardu having done my own 180 on that one and now adore it. I need to get Carnal Flower having emptied three travel tubes over the past couple of years. Chypre Palatin is next as I’ve done the same with two of their travel sized bottles. And then either Brezza di Mare, Confetto or Ambra Aurea, I think. Although, of course, top ten constantly reorder themselves.
Congratulations on Opardu, it is fantastic! Enjoy your bottle!
I heart Opardu. I wish it lasted longer on my skin because it is so lovely.
Having just acquired three I have no right to have any perfumes on my wish list. Reality is I have a few still on the list. I would love to buy Amouage Fate Woman, Acampora Musc and Vero’s Rubj Voiles d’Extrait. Don’t even get me started on the backups I want/need. 🙂
I’m having a blonde moment: which three did you recently buy?
Chanel Beige, Chanel Cuir de Russie Extrait and a decant of Chanel Bois de Isles Extrait. 🙂
one more on my wish list – Chanel Coromandel. That should do it!
Wow, Chanel is always a good buy. Congratulations!
I can do a wishlist but I’m not buying anything on it. 🙂
Off the top of my head, Nuit Andalouse, Iris Nazarena and Vetiver SPice.
I am still struggling with my bottle of Brin de Reglisse (I cannot bring my self to even like it..)! I need to 180 someday…
My wish list priorities changes somewhat depending on the season, unexpected encounters (fragrance of course 😉 ), new releases, but most stay the same.
My top 3 cravings right now are: Amouage Fate Women, Mon Precieux Nectar, Lipstick Rose. In the case of fantasy, well, my choice would be Guerlain’s Le Parfum du 68 Extrait Turtle bottle from last year. Total drool.
Some fragrances just seem to always stay in the list but never truly considered or just skipped. I don’t know why that is. E.g. Hedonist, Kiki Extrait by Vero Profumo, Spiritueuse Double Vanille, Chocolate Greedy etc. (My list is just too long and it keeps growing….)
Beautiful things in this list of yours…
Why do you have a bottle of Brin de Reglisse? Was it a gift?
It was my own purchase actually…
It was a total spur of the moment, impulsive purchase. I have a deep love for purple and all things lavender. (Currently wearing Chanel Jersey Extrait. So beautiful, my heart melts 🙂 )
I remember it was a beautiful late afternoon and I was with a friend that day. Upon trying, I wasn’t convinced that I liked it but my friend complemented so much that I sort of made myself believe otherwise. When I wore it the next day in all excitement, the truth slapped me right across the face 😦
I see, it happens to all of us at some point. I’m sorry.
Well, if you ever want to get rid of it, I’m here. 🙂
Robert Piguet ‘ s Baghari. That’s what I want. WANT, I tell you! Happilg, I do have a nice 8 ml decant to be going on with.
Other wants are a long way behind. Another 15 mls of Osmanthe Yunnan. A new bottle of Calyx. But they can wait until summer.
So, do you want Baghari then? 😉
Good you have a decant for now.
I’m glad it’s a Wish List and not a To Buy List because I like to dream too. My top three wishes are:-
Rozy Voile d’Extrait, Vero Profumo
Cuir Cannage, Dior
I think it’s OK to skip, we all do it and it’s great to get swept away by something.
In the real world the next perfume to join my collection will be a £25 bottle of Jacomo Silences 🙂
Oh, what a lovely shortlist!
Silences is great bargain buy!
Whoohoo, finally I list I can do with out feeling guilt 🙂 but first up, I never stick to my wish list, sometimes it’s an offer, sometimes opportunity, sometimes just because. Here it goes; Moulin Rouge, I really need that bottle soon, nuit andalouse, newfound love, opardu and if money were absolutely no issue Irisss would probably be on the list too.
Yay, a list from Asali! A rare pleasure! 🙂
Opardu is on many lists today… interesting.
Yes, I thought so too. I think it’s the season 🙂
My list changes in continuation, for the moment I have 2 Heeleys shortlisted (Iris de nuit and l’Amandière) , Puredistance scents are alway on my longlist (but the prices scare me a bit), however there are some new scents I want to try before making my next choice (I am a bit disappointed by L’eau de magnolia)
Too bad you didn’t enjoy Eau de Magnolia as much as you expected. 😦
On the other hand: that’s money saved for your Heeleys. 🙂
I’m trying not to buy anything for a while so I don’t even want to think of my wish list. I find I have things on my list that I never seem to get around to buying. Often I buy things that aren’t even on it because I find a good deal somewhere. I think right now Spiritueuse Double Vanille is at the top of the list. I guess the next two in line would be Sova and Trayee.
I understand. Sometimes even hypothetical list making can be dangerous…
My wishlist is long, my Tobuy list is short. There are things on the former which stay there forever and never make it, Chypre Palatin and Hasu nu Hana, for example. My current to buy list is actually pretty simple and doable. Felanilla, The Soft Lawn and another 5x5ml Jovoy sample box. And if money wasn’t an issue I’d put Gris Montaigne and Absolue pour le Soir on there as well. Which will make it more of a wish list…..
I’d never heard of Felanilla and was so intrigued by the name I looked it up, and have just been reading the Luckyscent reviews. I can’t remember the last time I saw reviews so sharply divided!
Lovely list, Sabine!
The Soft Lawn sounds soooo very inviting.
How wonderful, I love Bring de Réglisse and am curious to read how you converted! I recently mutated into a jasmine liker and am very excited about it.
My wishlist is actually identical to my to buy list:
vero profumo’s Mito and Diptyque’s Eau Duelle; I’ve already asked this on Bonkers about Perfume: Does anybody know both, the edp and the edt, and could give me a recommendation? Until now, I only know and love the edp.
Hmmm, but thinking of jasmine now, I could add Dior’s “Grand Bal” to the list…as a wish, only a wish – feels good!
Great list and good that dream and reality lie close together for you.
I’m sorry, I only know one version of Eau Duelle (the EdT) so I can’t compare… maybe someone else can help?!
Oh good question, my current wish list (with my birthday in August firmly in mind) is only three perfumes long (handily) and they are:
Andy Tauer, Incense Rose
Ormonde Jayne, Tolu
Tom Ford, Tuscan Leather
But having finally tried FM’s Portrait of a Lady at the weekend it may be creeping towards my wish list too…
I bet soon that wishlist holds four perfumes… 🙂
My current wishlist is quite a bit longer than 3 perfumes, but near the top are
28 La Pausa
a true jasmine (Love & Tears and Acqua di Parma Gelsomino Nobile are the closest I’ve found)
A Hermes Eau (can’t make up my mind between Gentiane, Narcisse and Pamplemousse)
By Kilian’s Rose Oud has been on the list too, for about 4 years now, but I never quite feel able to justify the expence, or rather, the money always goes on something else. Sous le Vent is in that category also. And I could easily have an all-Chanel top 3 wishlist in the shape of Beige, 28, and Cristalle edp.
As for the Eaux, if I may give you my advice: go for Narcisse, it is the most unusual of the three, while more wearable than Gentiane.
Thanks for the advice Birgit – coming from a Hermes lover and expert I really value it 🙂 Yes, Narcisse as the happy medium between wearability and innovation does sound like it should be the best match. I need to skin-test it a few more times but I’d love to be able to get it this summer, so willl have to get a move on…
Let me know how it turns out!
Have you tried Nasomatto’s Nuda? It’s the closest I’ve found to a true jasmine. I believe it’s been discontinued, but you may still be able to find bottles around.
thanks so much for this! As it turns out, I already have a FB of Nuda, and while I adore it, for me it’s more like jasmine absolute and less like the waft of flowers as you walk by them at night. In the drydown certainly Nuda gets closer to the flower, but the variety you get in Europe is quite a clean non-heady jasmine, and I’d like some of that too (really I’m just greedy!)
My current wishlist includes Chergui (which I hesitated to buy all winter, and now I don’t need it for a while), L’Air du Desert Marocain, and Rose Poivree (which would really be the most expensive full bottle I have purchased ever). Luckily I have decants of the last two, and really Chergui isn’t THAT expensive compared to the others, right? 🙂 I am sure by the time cold weather rolls around again, it will seem like a huge bargain!
A Lutens is a bargain these days, as sad as that is. Prices are truly out of hand…
My To Buy list is mercifully short and consists of PHI Rose de Kandahar – on a splitting basis with a friend in Bavaria, in mitigation. My Wish List is being massively squeezed by the ‘collection pressure’ of which LJG speaks, but a back up bottle of Zelda is probably there, and maybe one of Mito Voile d’Extrait (though it may be a bit too similar) and Ambra di Luna, once I have reconfirmed its lemming rating.
Wow, that is a manageable list, the shortest of all shortlists. 🙂
If it weren’t a Tauer, I’d try it since you love it so… but as things stand, I’ll better refrain. 😉
I quite understand. He won’t approve of my planning to split the bottle, I shouldn’t think.
You think correctly, I daresay… 🙂
As I’m on a buying embargo, I can make as many hypothetical lists as I want (actually quite liberating): at the moment a top 3 could be Eau de magnolia (it’s so cheerful), iris poudre (to replace an almost finished miniature) and le labo Lys 41.
That is a very cheery floral list! Glad you find the exercise liberating, so do I. 🙂
I would like to have those 3 perfums, that surprised me the most:
1. Van Cleef&Arpels – Midnight in Paris
2. L’artisan parfumeur – Dzing!
3. Humiecky&Graef – Multiple Rouge
(but first i should test also Askew, Bosque and Clemency)
After I will start to dream about The wagabond prince – Land of warriors
(no idea what it smells like, but I love the concept!)
interesting list! I hope you get them all eventually.
Amouage Ubar, Jubilation 25 (not sure about edp or parfum), a sample of MPG Cuir Fetiche, and waiting to try the new Malle. Killian’s love and tears and the citrus iris one have been on the list for years. I’m waiting on those for some reason.
Funny, Kilians usually spend a loooong time on my wishlist too. It’s the price that is a big deterrent probably.
I have thought about it for a while now and the only fragrance that comes to my mind is L’Eau d’Hiver. 🙂
There are several other scents that I like a lot or must test further but none of them is on my wish or to buy list (yet).
That is a pretty great one to wish for! 🙂
Love to see Brin de Reglisse on your list- its so good! On my list Rose Barbare, Clair de Musc and 28, La Pausa
Ah, that is a beautiful list too!!!
On my list is Guerlain’s Mayotte, Malle’s Lipstick Rose and Noir Epice, and MDCI’s La Belle Helene (swoon..) Oh, and someday – some way – Neela Vermiere’s Mohur extrait!
Great lists, everyone!
Ooops. That was five.
Someday, someway they’ll all be yours.
The only one that is definitely on my wish/to buy list is Atelier Cologne Grand Neroli. I try to make it a point to never buy a FB without having tried it AND finished the whole sample (except if there is an amazing deal or special occasion before the latter happens…), so although I would be tempted to put some other fragrances on there (Diptyque Philosykos and Tam Dao, Goutal’s Nuit Étoilée, etc.), they haven’t qualified yet. Got to manage that student’s budget, y’know!
My samples wish list, however, is endless!
Grand Neroli is wonderful, especially in the summer. Let’s best not talk about sample wishlists. 😉
Shortlist, haha! Almost impossible, but I think this is it at the moment;
Dior Leather Oud
Frederic Malle Eau de Magnolia
Jul et Mad Amour de Palazzo
The MDCI coffret
….and, if it wasn’t so damned pricey, Mona di Orio’s Oud. I try hard not to love it, but it’s just not working.
You did well on the shortlist, ladywinther! 😉 I hope you ger them all eventually!
1.Flor Y Canto
2.Vero Profumo Rozy
3.Ann Gerard Rose Cut
Why only 3….WHY??Lol…I’m in the fortunate position to have a perfume mule visiting the UK in a week or so…Nr 1 is sorted…lol!So I CAN add Nr 4: Viktoria Minya’s Hedonist.It’s fantastic to dream up lists…;-))
Beautiful scents! Congrats on the upcoming Arquiste, Johano!
Bois des Isles. I’ll buy this in the fall.
Nuit de Tuberuese. My 100 ml bottle is getting low.
I’m excited about trying Rose Cut and a few other things but, in truth, I’m pretty satisfied with my collection now. It feels good to be able to say that.
That is a great thing being able to say that, good for you!!!
Bois des Iles is fantastic.
For full bottles:
1. Vero Profumo Mito EDP
2. Tauer Incense Rose
3. Tauer Carillon Pour un Ange — or SL A la Nuit
(The next are SL La Fille de Berlin, JM Blackberry & Bay, and Lubin Idole EDT–discontinued)
I am eagerly awaiting a decant of VP Rozy, and next on my list to sample are the new FM magnolia, the rest of Tauer’s rose-based perfumes, and a number from Parfums de Nicolaï.
There are 15 FBs on my wishlist. Happily, I have decants of most of them. I’ve skipped around on my list a few times when I found particularly good bargains for perfumes I would wear often.
Great that you have decants to tide you over (or satisfy the craving in some cases) until you get your bottles.
mmmmm Vaniglia de madagascar by SS Farmazia Anunziata
Habit Rouge extrait,
but for practical reasons and because it is always nice to have more than three including some affordable ones, the next possible/probable try outs would be
Cedar and Vanilla by Khiels,
Musc in oil form by the same
Habanita and their vanilla eau de toilette by Molinard,
and the next three for possible purchases after trying or already wearing would be
Ambre Doré by Profumo,
Eau d’orange verte by Hermès
and well more shalimar in any form!
and that is just the beginning of the list!
Lovely! Do I deduce rightly that you are a teensy bit into vanilla? 😉
Ashoka, Noontide Petals, Onda(Voile d’Extrait or Extrait), Bois des Iles Extrait de Parfum, Indigo Vanilla. I know I’m going to realize the last one very soon. I just adore sugared violet in it.
Gorgeous list! I hope you get them all sooner or later.
On what might be called a Wishful Thinking List: Neela Vermiere Bombay Bling, Amouage Lyric Woman, Etro Shaal Nur, Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay.
On my actual To Buy List: Etro Shaal Nur, B de Boucheron, Bvlgari Au The Rouge.
Obviously, I should be saving up for a bottle of Shaal Nur, instead of spending my budget on samples every month.
Love your wishful thinking list!
My wishlist is so long! Things keep getting added more quickly than things get taken off. I am guilty of skipping too. Sometimes I just smell something and that’s it, it moves right to the top of the list. Case in point, the new Cologne from ELdO. I sniffed. I walked out with a sample. I walked right back into the store a few days later. It’s so good!
I am trying to save my money for the fall though. The top three as of right now:
MiN New York Dahab
Prada No.8 Opoponax
FM Dans tes bras