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Yummy Mummy Perfume - can I beat Chanel Chance

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Freyfreysmum Fri 29-Jul-11 17:21:03

Your help would be much appreciated.

I love
Chanel Chance
Jo Malone English Pear & somethingorother
V&R Flowerbomb

What can I get for my next fix grin)

BitzyVonMuffling Fri 29-Jul-11 17:22:14

Do you really refer to yourself as a yummy mummy?
That aside, Jo Malone's rose perfume is just gorgeous. I have a friend who wears this and I comment on it every single time.

JemimaMuddledUp Fri 29-Jul-11 17:27:37

I am currently wearing the Orla Kiely perfume. I am not one, but the perfume is probably aimed at yummy mummies. I like it anyway grin

JeremyVile Fri 29-Jul-11 17:27:53

Yummy mummy perfume?

Jo Malone did one that smelled of tiny babies and leaky tits....milk something or other.

Sadly it was limited edition.

CMOTdibbler Fri 29-Jul-11 17:29:28

I'm in no way a yummy mummy, but I like Chance, and now wear Mademoiselle

twoistwiceasfun Fri 29-Jul-11 17:47:17

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gregssausageroll Fri 29-Jul-11 18:08:08

Chanel no 5.

Freyfreysmum Fri 29-Jul-11 18:51:45

Yes I suppose I do, or at least I try to be. Perfume and a dab of lipgloss is about as far as it gets however, so, thanks for your advice.

animula Fri 29-Jul-11 19:31:05

I think you should try Estee Lauder Tuberose and Gardenia. Not sure it's "yummy mummy" but it does smell feminine and groomed.

a review.

Emo76 Fri 29-Jul-11 19:49:00

I like a Molton Brown one, in orange packaging, celestial something. Not too overpowering but pretty.

Also have you tried Ralph Lauren Romance?

BulletWithAName Fri 29-Jul-11 19:49:39

WTF constitutes a perfume being classed as 'yummy mummy' anyway?

merlincat Fri 29-Jul-11 20:44:55

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MrsCampbellBlack Fri 29-Jul-11 20:47:51

Oh dear - you have committed 2 mn sins - you have used the phrase 'yummy mummy' which is actually forbidden on mn and also chosen a name with your child's name and mum in it. Now you have done this in total innocence and on a nicer site it would be fine but on here - oh dear wink

Seriously though sounds like you like a nice floral scent - have you tried any of the chantecaille ones - I love frangipane. Or chanel no 19 is lovely too.

Freyfreysmum Fri 29-Jul-11 20:58:26

Super, thank you, will look into these.

TattyDevine Fri 29-Jul-11 21:03:00


<<sneezes wine>>

bellavita Fri 29-Jul-11 21:06:42

I was just going to say V&R Flowerbomb, but see you have already mentioned it. It is my new fave perfume.

Freyfreysmum Fri 29-Jul-11 21:09:51

Pls dont poke fun or jest about those who rarely frequent this forum and don't conform to your preferred words & phrases. I was just asking some lovely ladies their advice, before buying a new scent. Thanks for those who have helped.

MrsCampbellBlack Fri 29-Jul-11 21:19:24

Oh dear - was just trying to help in terms of why people were reacting like they were.

Olivetti Fri 29-Jul-11 21:30:22

Stop being so mean! I don't like the expression, but is there any need to start bitching and ganging up on someone who asks about perfume?!
OP, I use Stella (as in McCartney, not the lager grin), Allure and Jo Malone Pear and Fresia.

Freyfreysmum Fri 29-Jul-11 21:34:40

I really didnt mean to irritate anyone, I just have (for once) some money to spend on myself yippee and wanted some help. Thanks Olivetti, I love the EP & Fresia.

Olivetti Fri 29-Jul-11 21:38:22

Although...hijacking thread, have you found EP and Fresia is a slightly weaker fragrance than some of the other JM ones? I love the smell so much, and got the shower gel, cream and perfume for Christmas, but it seems to wear off really quickly.

Freyfreysmum Fri 29-Jul-11 21:39:35

Yes def lighter, but great as my every day. Tried the 'intense' rosewater & vanilla one the other day and found it far too much. Guess I should have thought more about the 'intense' bit before being doused in it x

animula Fri 29-Jul-11 21:39:36

Other things:

The Hermes "Jardin ..." range; the Guerlain "Aqua Allegoria" range; and a wild-card - Miller Harris "L'Air de Rien" - which is orange blossom with a sexiness that subtly imposes itself in a very un-obvious fashion.

The above are day-time scents (imo) and quite subtle. Though the Miller Harris is definitely something that could be worn for the purposes of seduction. The wonderful thing about it is that it is subtly seductive, and is definitely PTA-appropriate - if subtly subversive, hinting at appealing hinterlands

Those are available in large department stores like John Lewis and House of Fraser.

Then there is "Iris Nobile" which is sold in Space NK. This one is fab. It is definitely entering into "glamourous and accomplished" territory. Definitely grown-up. Women love this scent.

(By the way, I think MrsCampbellBlack's comment was intended in a spirit of camraderie and "arm across shoulder".)

Northumberlandlass Sat 30-Jul-11 08:46:59

Just a cheeky hijack ...pear & freesia is my ultimate favourite, but I find the scent wears off really quickly. Am shopping TODAY for new perfume. Any suggestions for the longest wearing scent that is fruity, fresh & floral ? smile

animula Sat 30-Jul-11 08:51:58

Northumberlandlass: Check out the Guerlain Aqua Allegoria. My favourite is the Herba Fresca, my daughter loves the Mandarin, and the new one (which is apparently "on trend") is the Jasmine.

But I still think that Estee Lauder's Tuberose and Gardenia is utterly beautiful. Lasts for ages, has great sillage (ie. surrounds you in a scented halo) but it isn't fruity.

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