My top 15 perfumes

To grab when the building is burning. πŸ˜€

I decided to participate in an impromptu series of other bloggers (Vanessa, Tara and Undina) and must say it was fun to think about the 15 bottles I would hurriedly gather. The only problem being they are not in the same place but let’s ignore that part. πŸ˜‰

I had a problem with the last place. It was a tie between two perfumes so instead, I added an imaginary bottle (a perfume I wish I had).

In no particular order but how they appeared in my mind (and two are decants but I would grab them instead of a bottle of something else).

  1. Guerlain Shalimar
  2. Guerlain Jicky
  3. Guerlain Cruel gardenia (yes, I see a pattern here) πŸ˜€
  4. Penhaligon’s Artemisia
  5. Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazarena
  6. Frapin Caravelle Epicee
  7. L’Artisan Parfumeur L’Eau d’Ambre
  8. Ramon Monegal Cuirelle
  9. Shiseido Feminite du Bois
  10. Honore de Pres Vamp a NY
  11. Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess
  12. Chanel Coromandel
  13. Frederic Malle Bigarade Concentree
  14. Puredistance M
  15. April Aromatics Tempted Muse

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16 thoughts on “My top 15 perfumes

  1. Tara October 20, 2020 at 20:34 Reply

    Yay I’m so happy you went for it and joined in the fun Ines!
    Great list. I knew there would be some spice and tuberose as well as Shalimar. Good to see some niche perfumes that haven’t come up elsewhere too.

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    • Ines October 21, 2020 at 08:31 Reply

      Tara, you know my taste better than I know yours. πŸ™‚ There is never a list without Shalimar. πŸ˜‰

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  2. bonkersvanessa October 20, 2020 at 21:59 Reply

    Ooh, this series appears to have legs! Really interested to hear your choices…I have very little crossover with you, but I knew that anyway. πŸ˜‰ Bronze Goddess is one example though. Cologne Bigarade is also beautiful now you have reminded me.

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    • Ines October 21, 2020 at 08:33 Reply

      Yes, and thank you for that! πŸ™‚ It’s so much fun to make lists. πŸ˜€
      I probably would have forgotten about Bigarade myself but as I moved recently, that bottle somehow missed being packed somewhere and is now in view each time I go through the hallway.


  3. AustralianPerfumeJunkies October 21, 2020 at 05:59 Reply

    WHOA! Such a cool list. LOVE seeing some of my faves here like Frapin Caravelle Epicee, Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess and Chanel Coromandel. We only snapped on Shalimar but it’s right up top so that’s kinda cool.
    Portia x

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    • Ines October 21, 2020 at 08:34 Reply

      Thank you, glad to hear we share so many faves. πŸ™‚ I think Caravelle Epicee doesn’t get enough love, that is one beautiful creation.

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  4. Undina October 22, 2020 at 10:46 Reply

    Jicky (in extrait), Cruel Gardenia, Coromandel and Bronze Goddess are among my β€œloves.” ## 5, 7, 8 and 14 I could wear but won’t risk my life for. If I had Shalimar extrait bottle, I would have saved if just for the bottle ;). And the rest I just don’t know.

    It is so much fun to read everyone’s lists! (I knew Shalimar would be on yours! πŸ™‚ ).

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    • Ines October 27, 2020 at 10:29 Reply

      πŸ˜€ Yes, it is hard to miss my love of Shalimar as I mention it whenever I can. God, I love it so much!

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  5. […] is not even counting preceding Vanessa’s and Tara’s posts and then trailing post by Ines.Β  Β  So, I figures that with all this perfume love going around, we can talk about perfumes that […]


  6. Asali October 24, 2020 at 18:15 Reply

    Gorgeous List Ines, so YOU!
    Is tempted muse the one you wish you had, but don’t? I can send you some of mine, although we need to find both a country that I can ship perfume to, where it doesn’t get lost on the way…

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    • Ines October 27, 2020 at 10:31 Reply

      Thank you! πŸ™‚ Yes, Tempted muse is the one I wish I had. YOu gave me a decant long time ago and I was so sad when I emptied it, it is truly an amazing perfume.
      As for shipping perfume, hopefully it’s again possible in Croatia (I received a package from Cookiequeen (it traveled a bit long, but arrived safely).


  7. Scent Grail - Find Your Signature Perfume November 7, 2020 at 22:54 Reply

    Hi, Ines. I see some heavy-hitters on the list. I would also add Tuscan Leather, Tobacco Vanille, and Colonia Essenza. Have you tried them?


    • Ines November 8, 2020 at 11:47 Reply

      Hi! I see you like Tom Ford. πŸ™‚ No, I haven’t tried those but will give them a go. Eventually. Not really a period for going into stores.
      Thank you for the suggestions!


  8. Beau de l'Air April 5, 2021 at 04:58 Reply

    I’m a man and Shalimar and Jicky are saved as well, with vintage Eau Sauvage, Kouros and Rive Gauche pour Homme, I might start over as a minimalist… (as if!)


  9. Ines April 5, 2021 at 16:14 Reply

    Great taste you have there! πŸ˜‰ I am all for minimalism, just not in perfumes. 😁


  10. Reid January 28, 2023 at 17:34 Reply

    Greaat read thankyou


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