Quick perfume thoughts

After quite a long time, I finally got to see some of my perfume friends and we shared what we have acquired lately that each of us might like to try (I didn’t have much though).

So, here is what I remembered from the quick sniffs I took today:

Piguet Knightsbridge – a lovely, boozy, warm perfume for colder days, it really hit all my boozy-vanilla-amber buttons 😉

Amouage Opus IX – in the beginning it’s a monstrously dirty jasmine/something (and dirty coming from me is really something), 2 hours later it smells like a slightly bitter floral, rather nice

Mugler Cuir Impertinent – the surprise of the meeting (at least for me) – a really wearable light leathery smell with a rather green-herbal opening and undertones of Angel, I can see myself wearing it easily

Odori Iris – nice feminine iris with no big projection, actually a rather soft and elegant feel

MFK  Oud – well, it’s anything but oud if you ask me (at least what I’m used to when it comes to oud), and if you take it like that, a rather nice perfume that works as edc just fine

TDC I miss Violet – also a perfume without much projection but with a soft side and easy smile. I had a bit trouble smelling it in the beginning as it was so light but later I got the lovely violet tones (and I get light fruitiness in the drydown)

There were also the Zoologist perfumes: Beaver, Panda and Rhinoceros and I am honestly pleasantly surprised how much I liked them.

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20 thoughts on “Quick perfume thoughts

  1. iscentyouaday June 11, 2015 at 22:02 Reply

    I enjoyed reading this- it was quick and to the point and was like a little taster of what to expect if I ever come across these.

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    • Ines June 12, 2015 at 09:38 Reply

      Thank you. I couldn’t give them much time (and energy) but I still wanted to write about them. 🙂

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  2. Tara June 11, 2015 at 22:50 Reply

    Nice to hear you got together with ‘fumie friends, Ines. How fun to share what you have.
    I really want to try I miss Violet, even if it is quiet.
    Fascinated by those Zoologist perfumes – i hadn’t heard of them before. Quite fancy Panda edp 🙂

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    • Ines June 12, 2015 at 09:39 Reply

      The Zoologists are totally fun. If you get the chance, try them.
      I miss Violet is rather easily likeable, let me know how you find it once you try it.

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  3. Carol June 11, 2015 at 23:10 Reply

    I must try the monstrously dirty one! 😀

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    • Ines June 12, 2015 at 09:42 Reply

      😀 Really?! I mean, great that it caught your attention. Wonder what you’ll think about it. 🙂

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      • Carol June 12, 2015 at 13:46 Reply

        I’m intrigued, truly! Though given my moratorium on new samples, and that I have stalled in my sampling of stash samples, it will be awhile.

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        • Ines June 12, 2015 at 16:32 Reply

          If a sample lands in my lap, I’ll send it over. 🙂 (not that Amouage samples land in my lap) 😉

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  4. Asali June 11, 2015 at 23:22 Reply

    You reminded me I really want to try Mugler Les Exceptions, but they are impossible to come by here. I had kind of given up on Piguet, but Knightsbridge sounds nice. Funny it’s getting warm outside, and her am I craving musk and animalic perfumes 🙂

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    • Ines June 12, 2015 at 09:45 Reply

      Well, animalic somehow seems to work in the heat. At least sometimes it does for me. I’d like to try the other Les Exceptions too, if this one is an example of what to expect.

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  5. Vanessa June 12, 2015 at 13:35 Reply

    Always lovely to share and sniff things with friends. I am interested by the sound of Knightsbridge, assuming it has the right kind of booze for me, as alcohol in perfume (you know, *that* alcohol!) can be tricky. The iris one also caught my attention – not so much the Amouage, haha, though I did like Bogue MAAI.

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    • Ines June 12, 2015 at 16:34 Reply

      I tried Maai as well and Cologne Reloaded but not on skin. I really liked the Cologne Reloaded only to learn it’s been discontinued?!

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  6. Suzanne June 12, 2015 at 16:01 Reply

    This is nice to hear, Ines – is this the group of fragrance friends that got together for Maurice Roucel’s visit to your city last year?

    Of the perfumes you mention, I Miss Violet is the one that intrigues. I really enjoy that note and softer perfumes have really been appealing to me this year.

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    • Ines June 12, 2015 at 16:36 Reply

      Yes, not all who were for the Roucel visit but most. 🙂
      I think you would like I miss Violet. 🙂 And I would love a sniffing occasion with you again. 😉

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      • Suzanne June 12, 2015 at 16:56 Reply

        Gosh, I would love that, too. Well, I will start saving up for a future trip to Europe and hopefully we can meet up somewhere in a year or two? ❤

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        • Ines June 12, 2015 at 17:18 Reply

          I would love that! 😀

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  7. Undina June 16, 2015 at 02:25 Reply

    I’m in a desperate need of a “group sniff”! Unfortunately, I do not have anybody around with whom I could do that. The closest occasion will be in September when Valerie (CQ) comes for a visit.

    I haven’t tried any of those you’ve mentioned but I’m really interested only in Amouage – though from your description I don’t think I’ll like it 😉

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    • Ines June 16, 2015 at 09:43 Reply

      I was desperate for it too without even realizing it.
      Those are the best kind of meetings because hearing other people’s perspective on a perfume helps with getting to know it better.

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  8. Melissa Pham June 29, 2015 at 14:25 Reply

    So quick but good enough review! Hope to see more from you. I can’t resist ‘I miss Violet’, I love that kind of scent, thanks for the nice introduction.

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    • Ines June 29, 2015 at 15:05 Reply

      Thanks Melissa! Hope you like I miss Violet. 🙂

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