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perfume recommendations for a 11 year old

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Mercedes Fri 23-Nov-12 14:40:39

My Ddd (11) has asked for new perfume for xmas. Her current perfume is cloying and sweet. I wandered round boots today but it's all expensive perfumes or too childish.

Recommendations please for a nice lotion and perfume set.

YouOldSlag Fri 23-Nov-12 14:44:26

Elizabeth Arden fifth Avenue is really light and floral and clean smelling, not too adult or sexy. Or maybe one of the Body Shop ones? the Amazonian Lily or Japanese Cherry Blossom are both nice.

I would avoid anything spicy or Oriental, but something light and (non cloying) would be nice? or there's always Britney Spears- Curious is pretty but harmless.

mumofthemonsters808 Fri 23-Nov-12 14:51:23

I've just got my DD "Justin Biebers Girlfriend" not sure of the smell the title alone will float her boat.She did get Katy Perry's perfume for her Birthday, the bottle is the shape of a cat and she loves the smell.

MrsFruitcake Fri 23-Nov-12 14:55:57

Someone bought me a bottle of L'air du Temps by Nina Ricci for my 12th birthday and I've loved it ever since. It's a very light, floral fragrance.

sweetfluffybunnies Fri 23-Nov-12 14:58:36

My dd(15) loves White Musk Libertine from Body Shop

Mercedes Fri 23-Nov-12 15:19:48

I'd forgotten about L'air du temps - a name from my youth! Good suggestions now have to decide whether she's prefer celebrity perfumes or the others .

HappyLashes Fri 23-Nov-12 15:21:55

Soap and Glory do a lovely smelling body spray.

kiwigirl42 Fri 23-Nov-12 15:27:06

Prada Candy is a lovely sweet, girly fragrance but may be too pricey. Caramel and sweet musk in a trendy bottle. Body shop do a lovely Madagascan Vanilla which you can get body spray, creams etc to match.

I was given Shalimar when I was 14 as my first ever bottle of perfume and I still adore it to this day. May be a bit much for an 11 yr old though ...

YouOldSlag Fri 23-Nov-12 15:55:23

YY to White Musk Libertine- just right for that age ( and for 42 year olds like moi)

Annianni Fri 23-Nov-12 15:58:59

Body shop do a few nice younger style ones, think one's called dream.

I got one for dsd last Christmas and she loves it.

Mercedes Fri 23-Nov-12 16:33:45

Thank you for the suggestions I think I will pay a visit to body shop and do some sniffing

seabuckthorn Fri 23-Nov-12 16:58:48

Ralph by Ralph Lauren

LulaPalooza Fri 23-Nov-12 17:08:40

When I was 11/ 12 I used to collect miniature perfume bottles. Could you buy her a set of miniatures like this? (except it has boaky LouLou in it)

kiwigirl42 Fri 23-Nov-12 17:14:31

I loved LouLou as a 16 yr old. Couldn't wear it now though

LDNmummy Fri 23-Nov-12 17:17:33

I would also go for a Body Shop perfume. I used to love Cassis Rose but not sure if they have it anymore.

BarbieDahl Fri 23-Nov-12 17:20:03

My first proper perfume was Anaîs Anaîs and my DD's was Scarlett - both by Cacherel

GBrown73 Fri 23-Nov-12 17:21:28

Tommy Girl is a really good one.

Mrsrobertduvallsaysboo Fri 23-Nov-12 19:13:15

I got Chamade by Guerlain when I was 13 and have worn it for 40 years.

Foosyerdoos Fri 23-Nov-12 19:16:42

What about one of the 'Grace' range of perfumes from Philosophy? They have a nice light clean smell.

YouOldSlag Fri 23-Nov-12 20:01:01

Yes, Tommy Girl is all the rage with the teens apparently. I had a sniff recently and it's really nice and fresh, sort of a light floral.

PrincessOfChina Fri 23-Nov-12 20:03:01

I still love Tommy Girl and Ralph.

I'm 32.

sausagesandwich34 Fri 23-Nov-12 20:09:35

CK shock is a nice light sense and jusding by how quick my ghost serenity does down, I'm guessing taht's pretty popular with 11 year olds too hmm

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