Help me choose a new perfume - please?(33 Posts)
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My bottle of Opium is coming to an end and I've decided it's a bit 80's power dressing (you should have seen my shoulder pads!), and maybe I should wear something else. I also wear Champs Elysses.
The flowery ones like Anais Anais don't suit me. Someone at work wears Happy and it's lovely on her - but not on me. I keep trying testers but can't find anything that I like.
What do others wear? Is there anyone else who suits the "oriental" type perfumes? Help! I have some birthday money to spend and can't spend it!!
I've just tried Marc Jacobs which is lovely.
Chanel Allure is a 'big' smell.
burbury for women is nice (bit chav!)
Jo Malone does some really lovely unusual smells.
chanel 5 - will always be a classic.
i used to wear Opium too but now wear Chanel Chance or Prada for going out. Also have (and wear) Happy, Chanel Mademoiselle and Coco. Adore Gucci Rush 2 and Paco Rabanne Liquid Metal.
Did you also wear Paris by YSL? I used to love that in the 80's
I like heavy perfumes and used to wear Opium in teh 80's as well. Now like Attraction by Lancome, Poeme by Lancome, Champagne - YSL (but think this was rebranded with diff name, still gold box), Dolce Vita - Christian Dior and Coco by Chanel. Discovered one in France called Lolita Lempicka - well that's the 'house', doesn't seem to have a name. And have just dicovered one by L'Occitane (?) beginning with N - will have to check.
I used to pinch squirts of my flatmate's Paris and I also wore Poison! More recently I've worn Vanilla Fields for daytime. Lots of suggestions for me to try here - thanks! Keep 'em coming.
Another vote for chanel Chance, dd bought me Ghost Deep Night for Christmas and I really like that. Flower by Kenzo is really nice, nothing like Anais Anais.
Do you not have a prefumery nearby that sells those little bottles? They are usually about £3 - £5 each and give you a better idea than a tester.
Chanel 5 is gorgeous. I also like Joop and Samsara (got that after someone wore it near me in a shop and I liked it so much I asked her what it was!)
They are not heavy but not flowery either.
<< Joop: Created in 1987. This feminine scent possesses a blend of oriental florals that are fresh and exhilarating.
Occasion Perfect Anytime
Scent Woody Oriental (rich)>>
<<Launched in 1989, Samsara is a refined, oriental, woody fragrance that explores essences of bergamot, peach and lemon blended with notes of jasmine, ylang-ylang and vanilla.>> There you go!
Agent Provocateur - mmmmm - quite old fashioned, almost like cold-cream used to smell, but v. sexy. Or what about Mitsouko for a classic classy oriental? Both have lovely "boudoiresque" bottles too
What about JPGaultier - I think their fragrance in a woman-shaped bottle is lovely! Know the one?
I was also going to suggest Happy as my midwife told me I smelt very "zingy" when I had that on.
I used to wear Dolce Vita (someone else suggested?) but it is VERY sweet smelling. Lovely though. Made me feel feminine.
Hope you find one to suit you
Allure and Chance, both by Chanel are lovely
For Christmas, someone bought me Cinema by YSL, at first whiff I thought it was a bit strong TBH, but it's actually very nice after it's had time to settle IYKWIM
Paloma Picasso - have worn it since I was 16, (now 31) and I don't think I'm ever going to tire of it. Had her Tentation (sp?) for a bit as well.
Angel - Thierry Mugler is lovely (if you only put a little bit on otherwise it's 'orrible) in the "duskier" perfumes - I like it because it's got chocolate in it!
The most "come hither" boudoir scent I think is Coco by Chanel - it's just rude!
Joy by Jean Patou is really nice, if you want something sweeter yet still a bit musky. Made from pure essence of rose petals. Twas Paula Yates' fav I seem to remember
My favourite scent, which you can't have enough of is DKNY by Donna Karen - makes me feel as if I'm in a bubble bath. Light and refreshing, yum.
That Clinique one in the red bottle's nice but you need to keep topping it up.
I absolutely adore these Diptyque scents.
I just got Oyedo for Mother's Day. All the perfumes there are so distinctive and the best I've ever had.
clinique happy---- but you dont like on
dkny long tall bottle.
there's a company that allows you to make your own perfume by using different scemts, cant remember name maybe someone has heard of it.
I use jade blossom by stila, only had it three mths and nearly out already, I love it
Love Dolce and Gabbana (bottle has a red top, been around a while) - quite "heavy" but yummy (a good friend fell in love with it and made it her signature scent - so weird to smell it on someone else!). I like Chloe for an every day scent; Laura Biagiotti (sp?) Roma is unusual, but a top fave, and Issy Miyake (in the tall conical bottle) is very refreshing and uplifting. I suppose it's a case of having to kiss a lot of frogs before you get a prince, IYSWIM.
Aromatics by Clinique is the best and nicest smell ever. I love it.
i wear beyond paradise by estee lauder its so georgeous!! and little black dress by avon (not posh but smells hevanly!) my dh is a sucker for both
I love Cheap and Chic by Moschino and wear it most days.
Also have Glamorous by Ralph Lauren - love it.
Oldie favs are Obsession, Paris, Cerrutti 1881 and Jean Paul Gaultier - all because they remind me of certain times.
Issey Miyake, Cool Water, Armani, and my current favourite is Chanel Chance - hadn't smelled it before Christmas and it is wonderful.
Agree on Jo Malone.. Amber and Lavender is really nice.
I got the Roses one for mothers day from dd and ds (and dh!) which is nice but think I prefer the first one.
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