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You're not alone in that regard. Mature scents can be really nice.
On topic: My boyfriend got this for me along with their red rose scent.https://www.amazon.com/Soft-Perfume-Al-Rehab-Crown-Perfumes/dp/B005TT8RPM/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1514413407&sr=8-2&keywords=soft+perfume
I really like it. It smells like kind of a sweet, lemon pound cake. The rose one is certainly very rosy and the staying power is fantastic.
Perfumes can last indefinitely depending on quality and storage. Keeping them in a cool dark place will help them last, I have a cheap bottle of almost 20 year old Baby Soft that's still good because I've kept it in a dresser drawer, but a bottle of tokyomilk perfume went bad quickly when it was exposed to the sun on a shelf.
As for a favorite perfume, I can't get enough of Chanel no 5.
Me too haha. I love the packaging mostly. I just recently got Sucre, and it smells like the original but with a slightly sweeter tone to it.
Also I mostly just like the overly sweet body sprays from Victoria's Secret or Bath & Body works, and I mix it in with Juicy Couture. My favorite VS scent is Pure Seduction. It smells exactly like VS Love Spell but sweeter.
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Has anyone tried the Gourmand scents from Urban Outfitters? I'm always drawn to them when I shop online because the packaging is so cute and I love perfumes that smell like baked goods basically. Plus the packaging is very minimalist and attractive to me.
I guess I should just go into a UO one day and smell them but I would love to just buy one online because I'm lazy.
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>> sweet, but not babbes first pefrume sweet
>> light, so people dont get a headache being close to me
>> i think the packaging is kitchy cute
>> literally getting stopped by people asking me what and where this is/got it
Just try it, its my sig now
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Mom got me a big bottle for Christmas.
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I love this cheap stuff. The scent is pretty simple and flowery (complicated perfumes give me headaches). It's mostly roses and some green notes.
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I totally understand and agree!
Its also super unique, and i'll never let it go <3
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My favourite perfume is Pivoine Flora by L'Occitane, such a beautiful scent.
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I want to try a few of scents from Demeter Fragrance, but every time I scroll through the site I get overwhelmed by the choices.
For the most part I have a good scent memory and I know what I like, but they have so many scents that sound so similar.
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It also has really great packaging and a cute bottle, I think that’s how it caught my attention.
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What do you think about Les contes 13e Fée?http://lescontes.fr/product.php?id_product=11
And the pheromones there, are they working?
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I've been debating to buy Chloe EDP or not.
I like it a lot and lasts for days on me but i've read online people think it makes you smell like an old lady (i personally don't think so, but at the same time i don't want to smell like an old lady to other people just because i (maybe) don't realize it lol)
Opinions on it?
I got it for xmas and I have to agree that it does make you smell like an old woman.
But if you like it go for it, it's not the worst thing
my mom wears it, i wouldn't say it smells like an old lady but it's def not one of those fruity light weight scents
i think its nice but it's best you sample it at a counter
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I adore most of Lush's perfumes however this one is fresh and slightly ?minty?
I love it and use it very often.
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My winter fragrance of late has been Tocca Cleopatra. I never really wore it until the cooler months because i've been wearing Marc Jacobs Honey for so long but I wanted something more season appropriate. It's very light but smells more refined and sultry and I think it has changed my taste in perfumes because now i'm looking for a nice floral for spring/summer that isn't quite so…basic…like the Marc Jacobs perfumes. I always gravitated towards Marc Jacobs fragrances because they're very light but I find them really underwhelming in terms of longevity and uniqueness. I hear really good things about flowerbomb hair mist so I might try that one or a different Tocca fragrance.
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I recently got Hypnotic Poison By Dior (2009 version) of it for Christmas. I really liked it, but the 1998 version is my all time favorite. My mom used to wear the 1998 version when I was younger and I loved it sooo much. I don't really know where I can find it though since it's so old.
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Anon, if you love weird or rarely found in mainstream scents, this is your holy grail. I'm a woody/leather/earthy gal, there was never a lot of choice for me in lady perfumes and men's are often too harsh on my nose, so I went for this. Overall I'm really impressed with them, got myself Paperback and Espresso for a try, couldn't be happier. They last all day on me, but I've heard it depends on the scent and your skin. I was overwhelmed at their store as well, I was literally smelling everything for an hour, lol
If you can't try them on irl, then I'd suggest you pick a combination that's kinda safe and basic and see if you even like the mono-scents. Also they have this online quizz stuff where they pick two scents for you based on your preferences and personality, idk how good it is, but it'll cost a bit more. May be a fair starting point for you, if you're completely lost.
Also the similar scents you're confused about vary either in sweetness or fullness, likeee their Earthworm is just a wetter version of Dirt, Espresso is a tad sweeter version of Black coffee and so on, their pine scents come in range from the "manlier" ones to the sweet ones. They ofthen state such stuff in the descriptions and it matches reality quite well. Imo if you're sure you like the scent and can stand occasional sweetness, you won't be dissapointed with its different version.
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Femme by Hugo Boss. It's a bit boring but very pleasant to smell and I have never met anyone who disliked it.
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I always alternate between Ange ou Démon (le secret) by Givenchy and Miss Dior but recently I've visited a Jo Malone store and boy oh boy. I fell in love with Myrrh Tonka, it reminds me of Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille but sweeter (and cheaper). I also love that it's a bit on the unisex side and doesn't have a fuckton of different scents.
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Roberto Cavalli Paradiso! (jasmine, citruses)
It's heavy, strong and stays long on clothes (I love wrapping myself in my scarf and smelling this delicate scent from fucking weaks ago), exactly how I like it, lol. My friend who uses those watery stawberry perfumes and stuff hates it, people on sites label it as "for going out", but I love to wear it daily. It's expensive (for me) so I usually use very little. The most satisfying thing is when someone sits near me and is like "something smells really nice, can you smell it too?" like yay, thanks.
Good sillage is important!>>73123
Thunderstorm is basically Dirt with Petrichor. I'm a ho for Demeter.
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so i'm looking for a new signature scent and i need some advice.
i really like chypre scents but also fresh scents - generally abhor powdery or seriously floral scents.
that said though, at the moment i'm loving chloe nomade and valentino donna - got some samples and i'm hooked.
i also like si and si passione but the dry down is a bit too rosy and powdery for me on passione. si might be a tad too sweet.
help me decide farmers! can you recommend anything? bonus points if it doesn't break the bank cos i'm poor, just trying to make myself over on a budget.
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Have you smelled Glossier You? I've never smelled the scents you listed here so I'm not sure if it's similar to any, but You is extremely fresh/clean smelling without smelling like laundry detergent. It's not floral/powdery at all.
It's very subtle and almost just smells like fresh out of the shower skin. Not sure if this sounds appealing to you but I recommend it to everyone at this point because I'm OBSESSED. It runs for $60, which I think is relatively affordable for a perfume.
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I never have ever owned perfume that I bought with my own money and bought this after sampling it for so long. Does any one else like this perfume ? Even heard of it?
I regret not getting the little ball roller instead of the big container that cost me 100 because there is a slight difference between the two.
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Daisy was my go-to every day for the past 2 or 3 years — I got a giant bottle of it complete with matching lotion and shower gel for Christmas all those years ago. To this day it's the only perfume to not give me a headache, and I'd get compliments on it constantly. My bf would bury his face in my neck and say I smelled "intoxicating" whenever I wore it — which wasn't often, because I was already running way low on it when he and I met.
I asked for a new bottle for my birthday this year and I'm really hoping I get it.
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You're the only real nigga itt. I would not want to be around these other anons, alcohol based perfume sold to consumers smells like literal chemicals and bothers tf out of my nose and skin.>Alkemia
You're a true one. Highly recommended, she's the only essential oil shop I purchase from now because her creations are that good and live up to the hype. I wish she made more ultime concentrations. My absolute favourite scent from her is Kintsukuroi, please get it asap.
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La vie est belle
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I think this one is called Elle. It's good but very strong. I like to put some on my clothes the day before I wear them so the smell is milder
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Such a signature scent
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So I love how I spend money on expensive perfumes only for this cheap ass body spray to get the most compliments from anything I've ever worn before.
What the actual fuck?
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I lucked out and ended up with a free bottle of this and it's become my new favorite
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It smells so strong and disgusting when you first spray it, really fit the idea you might have of a 80s perfume, overpowering and not well balanced.
But once it settles down, the powderiness almost completely disappear and let place to a more rounded and creamy baby powder smell, very comfy and seductive. It's inspired by Louise Brooks so it has a sweet naughtiness kinda vibes.
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This was my first perfume and I can never find one I like better. Whenever I buy a new one I always end up getting tired of it in a few days and think I should have bought more gucci rush.
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On this note, let me get out my soap box.
I like smelling like coconut body oil, pineapple leave in conditioner, and peach body mist. I know I sound like a preteen in 2006 or a pina colada. Idgaf what others think, it smells delicious to me. It’s weird how people get so offended/concerned/confused when you don’t use or like regular perfume as a grown woman. Then there’s people who get offended when others use it! And those who belittle anyone who doesn’t use essential oils or those who say essential oils are for smelly hippies.
As long as someone doesn’t smell nasty or overpowering, who cares? It’s such a personal thing, everyone’s going to have different tastes: that’s why the market is so saturated. I don’t personally like floral smells but I’m not going to insult people who do. Different strokes. Wear whatever smell makes you happy and you feel represents you. Obviously some smells are off putting, like stale cigarettes or body odor. Encouraging good hygiene and stopping people from bathin in a smell, sure, worthy cause. We all have Axe middle school flashbacks. But being elitist about brand or type is just a lil silly to me.
Ok soap box put away.
Of course, anon. My favourites are Koi no Yokan, Aeria, Love is Nearer Death, Ghost Fire, Midnight Garden, Haiku, and Among the Pines (if you like natural, earthy scents). Madam X was also a pretty scent but it dried down a bit powdery on me so I no longer use it but you can try it on yourself or ask for a sample with your purchase. Be careful if you buy the ultime concentrations to not put too much on, or people WILL be able to smell you from feet away and it really does last all day. The longevity is incredible.
You should look through her shop and see what appeals to you though since she has such a great variety.
>>82137>Essential oils smell exactly like perfume
Eh, no… Good luck trying to get something like Shalimar or L'heure bleue out of your oils.
>Without the chemicals.
Do you even know what chemicals are?
The absolute state of this place…
I'm not denying chemicals in perfume, because nothing is chemical free you tards. You can enjoy your oils but don't act holier than thou about it on lolcow of all places?
nta but this thread is for fucking perfume
. whenever anyone says anything about """chemicals""" that's when you know they're retarded.
I have nothing to do with the above derailing. I'm just sharing a tip.. You need some anger management
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I love niche fragrance but I've gotten way more compliment wearing some cheapass vanilla or coconut EDT than my expensive Serge Lutens or some old fragrance my grandma gave me. People like you to smell super basic and sweet (when they don't just prefer the smell of clean bare skin), complicated niche fragrances or "refined" fragrances can actually be quite repulsive to a regular person.
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I love my body shop vanilla perfume. Sweet smells are my kryptonite honestly, I don't even care what other people think because I enjoy smelling it on myself. I almost always prefer cheap perfume because I can get tacky food based scents like cotton candy or apple or 'marshmallow' (it's just musk).
Pic related is my fucking fave.
Well, you're right but I don't use much so I don't actually think anyone can smell me unless they get right up in my space (which barely ever happens), and I don't think it smells harsh or offensive to begin with either. I was more imagining that people might think it childish or unrefined or something for an adult to wear scents like that.
I had no idea jasmine smells like cat pee to people, is that just exclusive to perfumes? I have jasmine in my yard and it smells beautiful.
Jasmine and white flowers in general have a poopy or cat pee smell it's due to the indole molecule naturally present in those flowers, the thing is it's also present in… Human intestines.
I personally love white florals but you can see people complaining about the pungent smell quite a lot in fragrances forums so it made me a little insecure lmao.
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My current fav from Lush, currently trumps Dirty being my everyday scent. Description on the packaging is accurate. It's very long lasting and one spray is enough or it'll knock yourself and everyone in proximity to you out. Shit packaging and looks like Windex but does the job. I'm also sad they've changed the packaging to their Gorilla Perfumes, they used to have really nice illustrations on them and colourful. Now they have plain ass stickers.
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Body shops neroli jasmin used to be an all time fav also. Very long lasting which is surprising for a body mist, I was so pissed when they discontinued it.
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I've gotten into indie brands in recent years because you get such interesting scents that way. My boyfriend and I got oils from a local shop Thorn and Moon, find them on etsy. I am currently in love with their Eden smell. I don't see it on their shop listing anymore, which is a shame. It's dark florals and red apple, the apple being the sort of after-smell that really settles in. This 'Alkemia' site recommended earlier in the thread has everything I like, so I'm definitely going to be getting some of their stuff. Finding a good rose perfume is a multi-year endeavor for me.
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I love this one too. It's kind of basic bitch but the perfume is amazing so it's okay.
Chance Eau Tendre by Chanel smells almost exactly like it IMO.
I really love fresh and floral scents with a select few sweet fragrances. A few months ago I discovered Maison Margiela's Tea Escape and I love it so much. I love tea and it smells like some of my favorites- jasmine and a slightly sweet green tea. That shit is $126 a bottle though, and I already have several other scents I need to get through. Last week I was on vacation and found an almost perfect dupe Panier des Sens Jasmin Precieux. I got a small vial for like $7 and the full bottle is only $40.
Go to the store and smell stuff. If you smell the following, you'll get a good sample of the different genres that are available:
Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue - fresh citrusy summery.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle - sophisticated yet flirty floral. Autumnal.
Dior Poison Girl - sweet candy like.
Dior Blooming Bouquet - ethereal floral. Soft and pretty. Spring.
YSL Mon Paris - sparkling fruit punch.
YSL Black Opium - sweet dark and sexy. Wintery.
These are all expensive but you can use them as references.
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This is dirt cheap (7 euros/ 30ml) and smells amazing , perfect summer scent.
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Rose Essentielle by Bvlgari is my go-to! It's very feminine without being saccharine, and I constantly get complimented by both girls and guys. Really long lasting too.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea is really nice and comes in many different "flavours", but some people see it as an "old lady" perfume because it's been around for a while.
I disagree, but I also love Anais Anais which is also said to be too "grandma" so take this with a grain of salt… Go try it out and see if you like it, it's super cheap.
Has anyone ever been able to find a natural perfume that smells like Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs? It was my favorite perfume for the longest time but it's honestly too expensive for me to buy another bottle. Sephora says its scent notes are "fruity florals" and its key notes are "red raspberry, wild rose, and warm plum."
Here's its Fragrantica page:https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Marc-Jacobs/Daisy-Eau-So-Fresh-10858.html
Have you tried "Chance eau tendre" and "Omnia Coral Bvlgari"? It's in the "this perfume remind me of…" category for Daisy eau so fresh.
You can also search fragrances by notes on fragrantica an try to find something close enough.
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I know this is the most basic bitch perfume ever but hypnotic poison is a favorite of mine, it smells cute and sexy. Wouldn't surprise me if it was the baby prostitute fragrance from mean girl.
I'm a sucker for vanilla, coconut and sandalwood so it's pretty much the perfect fragrance for me.
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Any other weebs own this back in the day?
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This stuff smells soooooo good. I’m sad that it was discontinued, but luckily I got 5 bottles last year for Christmas so I should be set for a while.
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Thoughts on Alien or any other Mugler scents?
The girls in my grade used this and Dior Hypnotic poison constantly. I can't say it's a bad fragrance because I still think it smells nice, but it's a little bit too "mainstream" in my opinion.
If someone uses this, you can tell in less than five seconds because it's really recognizable and in my opinion, that kinda takes some charm points away from it.
In theory EDT project more but last least and EDP last more with less projection.
In reality it varies from one fragrance to another, the only way to really know which one you prefer is to spray each version on one of your wrist and see and compare how it performs. Sometimes the scent can also be dramatically different from the EDT to the EDP, ex; philosykos by diptyque EDT smells amazing to me, but I hate the EDP.
It happens that a cologne or EDT performs better than a an EDP you have to sample a lot to find out which ones.
Fragrance sure is a lot of trial and error for how got dang expensive it is.
Got a bunch of samples on their way, including both EDT and EDP. Guess that's all I can do.
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I'm planning to try some scents from The Library of Fragrance, any recs? I know I want at least one gourmand one since I have none in rotation at the moment.
My current fragrances are Armani Code Cashmere, which I like but it dries down to soapy or detergent-like smell on me for some reason, and Zara Oriental, which is dirt cheap and my favorite summer scent but doesn't have great lasting power.
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I'm a huge perfume pleb right now and I really like Versace Red Jeans. That Katy Perry Killer Queen one is one relatives tend to buy me as a gift a lot and I like that one too, although I like Red Jeans better. When I'm out of uni and actually have money I'll probably try out some fancier stuff.
I have a major nostalgic soft spot for the Gwen Stefani gothic lolita and visual kei weeb perfumes that had the dolls on top from years ago.
Right now I'm trying to work my way through some perfumes I got as gifts years ago that I've had for ages (throwing out gifts rustles the jimmies of my inner hoarder). There's one super floral one called Orient by nSpa that smells really good, then there's an agreeably generic one with a Glee logo on it that I'm not sure why I even own since I never liked Glee and finally a Forever Friends perfume my grandma got me that's the most sickly sweet scent I've ever smelled. Working my way through the Forever Friends one at the moment since it's the worst of the 3 and I won't really be getting up close and personal with anyone for another 1-2 months so even if I don't like the scent so much it's no big deal. All these bottles are 50%-66% used up by now anyway.
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I recently got into perfumes, so my knowledge on different scents is very limited.
So, do any of you kind anons have any recommendations? I'm looking for something romantic and innocently sweet, but not childlike innocent scents. If you catch me?
I'm also curious is anons style reflects on the choice of the scents or is it all personal preference without any stylic choices being involved?
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this is my favourite! The first time I smelled it it was my home economics teacher wearing it and I loved it so much that I had to ask her what she is wearing. It's strong stuff, it can last up to 3 days and it quickly fills the room up with it's scent. What a shame I can't afford it.
As an alternative I love Avon's Far Away. They may have some shitty makeup but I love this perfume.
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I really like Demeter, but their staying power is absolute shit. Does anybody know of any other simple-note perfumes with unusual scents? I specifically am interested in the smells of leather and fresh soil.
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I live for Jo Malone, all her scents have good lasting power and are less heady than a lot of others I've tried. Nectarine Blossom and Honey is definitely my fave.
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I wear Black Opium and get lots of compliments. I think it's very intoxicating and smells quite sexy without being too heavy. Likewise, Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf also smells amazing and intoxicating but is lighter and sweeter. I love it but my ex loved it on me so much it kind of ruined it for me…
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Got myself a big bottle of this a few month back.
It's kind of overpowering, lots of jasmin and somewhat dusty.
I still don't know if I fully like it, but at least it stays on me long enough for people to notice.
Every other perfume I smelled at Lush were really nasty, tho.
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This smells like a big fluffy pink blanket. Dreamy and definitely a compliment catcher. The strawberry note is divine and not childish at all, very seductive playful and cozy.
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Found this coconut body spray on Etsy. Best smell ever. It only cost me about $10 total and it's only half way done after 2 years of use. It's a little too vanilla-y at times, but it brings a roundness to the smell. Lol I sound like a craft beer freak. I love coconut smells, it's hard to find a nice one that isn't too citrusy or grassy.
I also recently picked up the solid of Breath of God from Lush since it's supposed to be a cheaper dupe of some Japanese perfume I got a few months ago. It's a bit sweet for me, but I do like the sandalwood smell.
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Jeanne Arthes Guipure & Silk is a good dupe of that.
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As I'm ~goff~ I mostly wear different indie perfume samples, but my favorite store bought perfume is this one, Eau d'Orient by Rituals. It smells spicy and woodsy and it's very warm and sexy to me. Does anyone know of any dupes for it? I want to start getting into big girl perfumes.
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I'm not a perfume person at all but I had a chance to smell a Versace perfume and I've fallen in love with the scent. One day I hope to own it.
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recently got a sample of pic related and it is such a nice autumnal perfume, to me it smells mostly warm and spicy with chocloate undertones but other people seem to mostly get chocolate kek, also it is quite long lasting. i'm def requesting a full bottle for christmas
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I'm in love with lady million
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Are there any cheaper, or at least more potent dupes for Daisy or Daisy Dream? They're so faint but so expensive, I have to douse myself in them to smell anything. It's basically body mist on me, but I love the scent.
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Does anyone have recommendations for fresh (citrus) smelling perfumes that are long lasting?
I love the scent of Biotherm's Eau Vitaminée but it's more of a body spray than a perfume, plus it's kind of expensive for that purpose.
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i love diptyque perfumes, even the eau de toilette ones are pretty long lasting. olene is my fav. it smells just like jasmine tea~ it's so lovely.
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I really miss this perfume. I had it probably 8 years ago and was intoxicated by the smell, but it got discontinued real quick.
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Pic related is the best rose perfume I've ever smelled (neck and neck with Florabotanica by Balenciaga). It has a mint and a beeswax note that gives it a nice edge.
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this perfume. I wish they still sold it.
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I really like the Clean perfumes, especially Rain and Cool Cotton. They're cheap and smell natural, not over the top.
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I don’t wear a lot of perfumes and when I do, I like to use spiced or woody scents. This is the daily one I use. I would love to have an incense scented perfume for special occaisions instead of resorting to body spray every time.
Honestly stalking this thread because I don’t even know where to start when looking for perfumes. Some I’ve bought and worn don’t mesh well with my body chemistry, so I kinda gave up.
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Check out Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria line, there's a lot of citrus scents in there. I've been using their Mandarine Basilic for a couple of years and I love it. Though, I've heard that it's staying power varies greatly depending on your skin. It stays for a whole day on me, but other people said it's gone after a couple of hours. You gotta test them to see if they work for you.
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I hope so too anon! It's my favorite. My mom gave it to me when I was 16 and I've been using it ever since. It's always on my wishlist for christmas and the bottle will usually last me a year
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Wondering if anyone can help me. I picked this up in Japan and I'm absolutely in love with it but it's hard to get hold of outside of Japan and isn't long-lasting. From the website this information exists:
Top Notes Peach, Apricot
Heart Notes Heart Notes Cherry blossom, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose
Base Notes Base Notes Musk, Amber
does anyone know some similar perfume matches? I love how peachy and feminine but fresh it is…it's like shampooing in peaches and sakuras…I love it!
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most similar one I could find on fragnantica is L'Occitane's Cherry Blossom, it doesn't have peach or apricot and does have cherries though. maybe go in store, if there is one local to you, for a whiff? or just generally pop down to a major cosmetics store and ask one of the perfume ladies for help?
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They do last for fucking ever. As long as my Dior Pure Poison eau de parfum does, anyway.
Diptyque's L'Ombre Dans L'Eau is my favorite fragrance and is massively underrated. The eau de toilette in particular. I don't like the eau de parfum version as much. It smells like an entire rose garden, petals, stems, leaves, and all.
the prices committed murder on me.
I wish I someday earn enough to buy myself all those beautiful pricey scents.
philosykos by diptyque is the nicest niche perfume I've ever smelled, it's really unique but not in a "yikes what's that smell??" way, it's very fresh and cozy.
The main notes are fig tree leaf, fig fruit and coconut, it's amazing!
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I prefer simpler scents. It's nice to walk into Jo Malone and know what I would be smelling before I pick it up. That being said, I'm broke, but this fragrance is my jam. It's nice to have a more earthy scent whilst still being light and femme.
If you like this, I recommend their 'Gardeners' range, though they don't have a fragrance for it, just body lotions and the like.
My mum loves it too, so I let her know they're on sale right now.
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I love Viktor & Rolf. Bonbon is amazing in the summer. Sweet like candy without coming off as juvenile and lasts for days.
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the bottle is fug in comparison to other juicy couture ones but it smells so nice and summery! really debating getting a bottle for my birthday lol currently have a rollerball
another one I like for summer is moschino's pink bouquet but it has like next to no lasting power
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Alien is my all time favorite. I received a sample once as a teen and got obsessed.
Can anyone recommend me a bubblegum-y scented perfume? I've looked around online but I'm not sure what to pick.
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I-I'm sorry anon, but like in comparison to the sucre one, for example, it's literally garbage
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This has been my summer go-to! It has a light and sweet mandarin orange scent.
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I got this for Christmas last year and it smells so so good. It smells like blackberries and roses but without being offensively floral.
I love Jasmine scents but they always seem to be overpowered by other notes or with hippy shit. I posted this >>83061
awhile back and I still really love it, even though there is a bit of a tea note in it.
This is exactly what I was looking for. When I think jasmine I think of the nice floral tea scented flavor. I’m gonna try this out if I can find it. Thanks, anon!
I just hope I can stealthily wear it to school even though theres scent-free policies. Has anyone ever gotten in trouble or felt rude/guilty while wearing perfume in a scent-free zone?
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I was expecting this one to smell like it's for little girls, but it's actually really nice. It's floral and smells sort of citrusy over time.
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I started buying Swiss Arabian products, most smell really high end for the price. Many also come in very beautiful bottles like pic related. The one in pic has a really light, soapy smell according to my mother. Their women's line of products tend to be more "matronly" in smell, ie very natural floral scents, and not alcoholic smelling since they are oil. The alcohol based scents are incredibly strong and will last a few days on clothing. I got a sample of Attar Al Ghutra and it hands down has to be my favorite, can't afford to get a full bottle though because I opted on getting a ton of cheaper scents instead.>>93921
I just bought Far Away. The bottle itself smells nice, but when you spray it, it reeks of that cheap alcohol smell. I bought the infinity version as well, and I personally prefer it over the pink bottle.
The sprays definitely have a more intense smell that lasts longer; I'd recommend the oil for people who are more sensitive to strong smells. It also really depends on the particular scent you get with them. Almost all of them are strong and long lasting, but some definitely smell better than others as far as quality goes. Some of the more masculine scents like their ouds have that alcohol smell you might not like. It also depends on the kind of smells you like. The oils tend to be more floral; the sprays tend to have sandalwood. The oils are also cheaper and tend to be the ones that come in the fancy bottles.
I'm also like you, I found perfume to be a waste of money, but I kind of fell in love with these. I'm extremely sensitive to smells, especially chemical ones, and even get nauseous or close to fainting at the smell of my mom's perfumes or nail polish. I haven't had a problem so far with this brand, even though the smells are as intense as the kind of things that make me feel unwell.
I order mine online, I got mine off of eBay because I was able to find it cheaper, but Etsy also sells them. This store I buy from gives you a huge box of Swiss Arabian samples if you buy their scarfs too, so you can see if you like them and which ones you want to buy.
Wow you've got me interested in oil perfume. I didn't even know that was a thing! The feeling of walking in a cloud of perfume is exactly what I dislike in perfume on me and especially others.
Any other oil perfumes worth looking jnto?
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Korres Vanilla Freesia is everything.
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Soft, feminine and comforting.
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Sexy peach perfumes? I've been using Body Shop but I fancy one that's got a little more sex appeal to it.
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Jean Paul Gaultier Classique is my all time favourite. it's super strong, orange blossom and vanilla and so can smell a little old lady on some people but on me it settles into something so spicy and sensual I just love it
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Mac turquatic. It’s smells really good. Someone always asks what I’m wearing
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I love revert from rue 21
It's a super soft floral smell and everyone tells me I smell so good when I'm wearing it even strangers.
I just enjoy that it doesn't have a overpowering fake smell
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Best perfume I've sampled all year, might get it for Christmas Iunno yet.
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This is one of my favourite perfumes, I love citrus-y scents.
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Has anyone here tried the Lush Solid Perfumes? How long do they last after applying? And how quick do you go through one?
I use Chloe Nomade and love it, but it's really hit-or-miss with respect to how it will interact with your body chemistry. I'd recommend wearing it for an entire day, to make sure that all of the notes work with you (I find that it smells quite different by the end of the day).
I also liked My Burberry, you might like that too?
Was going to say the opposite. As long as it’s not Lust then lush perfumes are quite nice.>>129712
Chloe Love Story is my signature scent. It smells way worse in store but when worn for a while it’s perfect. Youthful but elegant with floral scents.
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Has anyone tried this one? Does it smell like fruity shampoo yes or no?
I love this one so much and I hate it's so hard to find. I wouldn't say it smells like fruity shampoo but more like a really girly sweet cologne. I know some people pick out kiwi and watermelon notes so maybe my nose is a broken piece of shit. I will say it can be very overwhelming at first but it's a deceitful overwhelming cause it smells like it would last all day, but it really doesn't.
All in all, it's a nice scent but not for everyone.
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currently addicted to this, it's really girly and subtle and fun. >>72251
i stole a bottle of my mom's when i was like 15 and i miss it so much. every once in a while it will come in samples in magazines and i'll stuff my face in it. it's so good.>>98321
this is so good, too. their regular old sea salt is REALLY good too>>129686
i used this during a particularly short relationship and i feel like i can never wear it again but i wish i had a bottle for when i was feeling nostalgic because it wasnt a bad relationship lol
ahh I have this too. I can't wear one of my previously favourite perfumes anymore because there's bad memories attached to it. It's a sad thing.
I've always thought that maybe if I start wearing it again, after a while I'll get used to it and the scent will stop reminding me of that memory, but I've never tried.
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I dig this scent, you can usually find it at a good discount at Ross/TJMaxx/etc. but it doesn't smell cheap at all– Fragrantica is great for reading all the notes + reviews!
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Pleasures by Estee Lauder (the original one, not the gross new versions they've made.) I think I like it mostly because it's what my mom always wore and I have positive associations with it. I also really like One by Calvin Klein, but I've never owned it– only borrowed it lmao. I would really love to have a bottle of my own.
Those are the only two fragrances I've ever liked.
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Oh how do i miss the original lolita lempicka, the brand really fucked themselves over with the new bottle and reformulation, its just a terrible downgrade.
Im struggling to find old bottles now and its making me sad, there's nothing like the OG.
Thanks to the anons who recommended Alkemia ages ago. I've got a small collection now and I love almost all the samples I've ordered. Especially The love song of shu sin and Come to me.>>139101
I have a really old bottle of that that's green. I don't know if it's a special version as it doesn't say so on the bottle. It's one of my favorite perfumes but people respond negatively to it unfortunately.
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The green bottle is the discontinued Forbidden Flower!
I’ve never seen it, or smelled it lol, irl so i assume its pretty rare, hold on to it anon
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My first major and expensive perfume was Daisy Dream. I was drawn to the packaging as I was in middle school when I got it but I still enjoy it now for the most part.
My mom also used to have a perfume that gave me major nostalgia that I think came from Chanel? I think it's discontinued now.
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I don't know anything at all about perfume. What are some brands I should try and chemicals that I should try to avoid?
My biggest tip is to lurk at fragantica!
And honestly it all depends on the type of smells do you like, indie brands for more unique out of the wall stuff or classic luxury brands for well classic perfumes.
A good quality perfume sadly can get a bit pricey, so the rule of thumb is that if it looks too good to be true avoid it.
I second this, frantagica has everything you need to know about perfumes. If there's any you like, you can look it up and read what notes it has and other perfumes similiar to it. Or you can search by type or notes if you know there's something you like.
If you have 100% no clue I would just browse frantagica for a while and make a short list of a few scents you think you might enjoy and then sample them at the drugstore/perfumery when you can.
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this is my favorite woody perfume, and iirc it's unisex. i've used this site to find perfumes with notes i prefer, here are some juniper perfumes: https://www.fragrantica.com/notes/Juniper-142.html
though personally i wouldn't suggest a juniper-heavy perfume unless you want to smell like a gin hangover
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I found that the same perfume can smell completely different on me at different times…can anyone relate to this?
For example, I used to wear Hypnose by Lancome and sometimes it came off as sweet and vanilla-ish and other times it smelled completely bitter and dusty. I had to stop wearing it because I never knew what it would end up smelling like.
I noticed though that it tended to lean more bitter when I put it on immediately after showering
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I got a sample of this from Sephora and I liked it so much I decided to but a bottle! My husband likes the scent and one day I came home and guess what? He bought the same one for men.. I used to use CK euphoria but it started making me sneeze all of the sudden! Has anyone tried the Tiffany and co’s Tiffany? I’m curious and have heard good things about it
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Mon Guerlain edp.
Very pleasing and basic in that vanilla cake way, but the patchouli being toned down + the refreshing lavender and bergamot notes helps it not be just another LVEB / Coco mademoiselle copycat.
As in soliflore?
Jo Malone has some good scents although they don't last at all. Their red roses one is delicious and smells like the real thing.
Annick Goutal has good ones too.
Re: jasmin, the best one I've smelled was from one of those Korean/ Chinese cheap stores ( I think it was Mumuso or Miniso). For that one you might as well just get the aroma oil tho .
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My favourite perfume is DKNY Be Delicious in green. Gorgeous fruity scent that you don't need to spray on a lot.
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This one's on my list to try. From the reviews it smells like raspberries & something smokey. Does anyone have it?
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I recently got a sample of Vanilla Woods by 7 Virtues and wow… The scent is really lush, not at all like alcohol. It’s kind of like the grown up, streamlined version of Pink Sugar.
Base notes are vanilla, caramel, and amber
Heart note is rose
Top note is pear
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Has anyone tried Black Jade? It's top on my list of perfumes I want to try.
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samefag, forgot to attach image
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I actually wear Fame by lady gaga the most. Looking on the wiki and Gaga's vision cracks me up "Reports circulated in early 2011 that Gaga wanted the perfume to smell of blood and semen. The packaging lists the perfume's notes as "tears of belladonna, crushed heart of tiger orchidea with a black veil of incense, pulverized apricot and the combinative essences of saffron and honey drops".
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damn I forgot Lady Gaga perfume existed
Talking about celebrity perfume, I used to wear Black Star and it smelled delicious. Like chocolate. But it seems like it's nowhere for sale anymore.
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tbh there aren't many chocolate perfumes anymore
The reformulation of the XS line basically nuked the cocoa notes, it smells like rotten incense and whisky to me now.
Hey! I went out to sephora and bought it just because of this post and your description is spot on! I'm not going to lie, when I smelled it in the package it smelled great. When I initially sprayed it something smelled really off and it took a minute for it to go away but when it did, FABULOUS. I want to fucking bathe in it and have someone kiss my delicious smelling body all over.
Side note. Is there a way you should apply roller perfume? Is it just on the wrists and neck. Sometimes I feel like others can't smell it because you can't spray it on your clothes.
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This post reminds me of how I wore Britney Spears Fantasy everyday during my depressed high school days. I ended up with 3 bottles over one Christmas and this perfume became my replacement for showering. Now I have matured to a plain vanilla scent from Body Shop.
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This is my favorite rose perfume, its light but very noticeably rose
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Dzing! is one of my all time, close to my heart perfumes.
It's supposedly inspired by the circus and has a kind of funky animalistic quality, but I remember when I got a sample, it really hit me in a way perfumes never did. Like this shit spoke to me.
I am glad I took a chance on a fragrance that gets a lot of divisive reviews. I think it's beautiful, and there's really nothing like it, and I've smelled a lot.
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Has anyone tried Tuscan Blood Orange from Pacifica?(they sell them at target). It smells soooo good and citrusy
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Favourite perfume hands down. Limited edition unfortunately, so very little stock around and it’s increasing in price. Smells sweet and fruity, without being sickly. Pomegranate and red mandarin apparently, I don’t know but it’s incredible.
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a boy i didn't like bought me this for my birthday in sixth grade, and i hated him, but holy shit this smelled so good. i used it all the time for two years. i had never had any type of perfume before and didn't know how subtle to be so i'd spray myself five or six times before dates. once i went on a date and while my bf's parents drove us to the movies they kept saying how good i smelled and i felt really complimented without realizing they were probably trying not to say "holy shit girl relax i can barely breathe". it's britney spears' first perfume. i looked it up and apparently the top note is MAGNOLIA. any recs for magnolia-heavy perfumes for adults lol?
im pretty sure you can still get most of the britney perfumes.
For me it was curious, in control. I bought it in duty free on the way to the school ski trip. I bought a bottle recently, it was very out of date but it took me right back.
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My fav Britney perfume. Such a cute bottle too.
I've received more compliments wearing cheap ass celeb perfumes than when wearing expensive designer ones.. Especially Jlo Miami Glow and Christina Aguilera Signature.
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I have the Bleu de Chanel cologne because I love how it smells, but I have a problem where it just… doesn't really smell or last for some reason. If I put on one spritz on the side of my neck, the smell dissipates to almost nothing in an hour or two. If I put on enough for me to smell it longer, then it's just too overwhelming for myself and everyone around me. Whenever I pass by men who wear it, the smell will waft to me even if they aren't too close when they walk past me. Feels like a waste but I might just put a spritz on my shirt or something so the smell will linger a little longer since it doesn't seem to last at all on my skin lol (but I don't have BO either so I don't know if that plays a role either).
A coworker of mine gave me a free sample of Chanel No 5 that she got and I loooove it so much but I'm hesitant to buy it for the same reasons as above (received the Bleu as a gift).
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Do any of you wear a perfume for men?
I do wear the one in the pic(sometimes) because I LOOOOVE how it smells and it is so long lasting. I know its a basic-bitch one and cheap but idc. It's sexy af.
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>>145085>I don't want to potentionally smell nasty to someone else
I love a lot of difficult perfumes, but I also don't want to scare people. I save my experimentals and French vintages for when I'll be home all day, going somewhere low-traffic, or going to be around other perfume fans. Pic related. Modern Love is a fave, but it's also olfactory sexual harassment.
You didnt smell it before you bought it??>>146988
I don't think it smells super masculine tho! But if you like it that much too you should get a small bottle, it's cheap! And the sillage is amazing
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I used to feel like white floral notes ain't for me until i tried this one on. It was very gentle but intoxicating at the same time, perfect for daily use and it doesn't make me smell like a grandma lol.
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I'm very new to perfumes but I know that I like the scent of Japanese cherry blossom strawberry kiss from the body shop, but I'm a bit unsatisfied with how short-lasting it feels. What are some alternatives that are more longer lasting but retain the same sorta smell and are still relatively inexpensive? Is Gres Parfums Cabotine Rose a good alternative?
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My most recent perfume is this one which is such a nice blend between a bit spicy but floral without being too much. I also really like Alien and Hugo Boss Deep Red. I have one perfume that's just straight up for men as well because honestly a lot of men's perfumes smell better to me overall. Any good recommendations for other scents that have nice spice/woodiness to them with just the right sweetness to them?
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Le Parfum de Therese by Frederic Malle is truly the best thing I've ever smelled, I wear it daily. At night I like to spray vintage Femme de Rochas and the scent is still there by morning and I layer PdT over it. also has a really beautiful story behind it
some of my other favorites are Guerlain Mitsouko, and Samsara when I want to feel more cozy
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yeah, i’ve tried to find a carnal flower dupe but it’s impossible haha. i think the closest i got was a tom ford fragrance so that’s not really much of a dupe!
the nicest perfume i have is serge lutens’ la fille de berlin. i love the plummy, rich notes; it’s perfect for winter. i usually wear light florals but there’s something about this one that is so lovely. i love his other fragrances too, they’re so beautiful
Lipstick Rose is my shiznit!!>>148654
I really like this one too!
Thanks so much anon, will look into it.
If anyone has any solid or even roll-on perfumes they like I’d love to hear about them.
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Not sure if this is what you’re looking for but I have a solid of vanillary by lush! I have never used other lush perfumes (and really haven’t used a solid perfume since middle school) but I bought it for travel purposes pre pandemic and I love it! It’s a real ode to vanilla and I recommend it to anyone who’s a fan of the note like me but is bored with it as it is in mass market gourmands nowadays.
Also, anyone who’s found a fragrance with a prominent tobacco note that isn’t the typical cigars and bourbon fare for guys (esp bc I hate bourbon… why is that one of the only notes that is almost always purely realistic smh) I love TF tobacco Vanille but it’s out of my budget atm and am looking to find options that don’t break the bank!