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Perfume Ideas

(7 Posts)
mrsblakey Fri 10-May-13 14:18:07

I absolutely adore Stella but am looking for a change.Any ideas please ?

OneLittleLady Fri 10-May-13 14:25:43

Are you looking for a floral again or something totally different? you could try the fragrantica website for suggestions that are similar to Stella

Gillybobs Fri 10-May-13 14:39:22

YSL have brought out an anniversary edition of Paris and its gorgeous, perfect for summer (I love Stella too btw)

Reastie Fri 10-May-13 15:11:54

watching with interest as I also love Stella but am interested in something new

thecatfromjapan Fri 10-May-13 18:50:32

Hello there. I can't remember "Stella" very clearly but I seem to recall it being modern-ish, rose, and not too in-your-face.

I'm wondering if what you like about it is the rose or the modern-ness or the not-too-over-the-top-but-still-could-wear-on-a-night-out-ness of it.

Do you know? Because that makes a difference with other recommendations.

I had a quick google and a lot of people who like the rose in "Stella" seemed to like Juliette Has a Gun's "Lady Charming". If you are in London, or Birmingham, I guess, it is available in Selfridges. So you could try it there.

There was also a review on one website (Fragrantica) of "Lady Charming" that listed a whole load of other rose perfumes:

"Much richer and fruitier than Paul Smith Rose. Much more berries than Rose 4 Reines. This is by no means a soliflore. No nasty patchouli like Lady Vengeance. No heavy musk like Stella. Denser than Chloe Intense with the fruit mélange. Less smooth but much more tartly flirtatious and fun than Fille de Berlin. Not quite as powerful in pure roses as the Montale Highness Rose, but then nothing else is either. Much more rosy clean and fresh than the Bvlgari Rose Essentielle. Far more beautiful on my skin than Rose The One. "

There are loads in there to try.

I'd also suggest going to Space NK and asking about rose-based perfumes in there. Diptyque has one that is really nice. I forget the name, but the SpaceNK people will know.

Just to see if you like something else about "Stella": Have a try of "TuberoseGardenia" by Estee Lauder - a beautiful, feminine, grown up floral.

"Violet Blonde" by Tom Ford, which is a sensual violet.

"In Peace" by Space NK, which is a lovely, feminine Iris.

Have you tried the Paul Smith Rose perfume? And "Daisy" by Marc Jacobs? They are both a bit "old" now but have been extremely popular and are both nice.

thecatfromjapan Fri 10-May-13 19:00:07

Oh, and I just had a thought ... if it's just that you want to try out some new fragrances, that are a bit more "now" ...

... I think that the trend that's been quite big has been this "oud" thing - it's quite marmite-y - as in you like it or hate it - smells "oriental", "easter", heavy, woodsy, intense.

I'm not so keen. grin

But it has not only led to oud being incorporated in masses of new fragrances but also a real move towards spicier scents.

Space NK had two new perfumes in when I was in last: Tom Ford's "Sahara Noir" - which is definitely nodding to the oud thing, and thus has a "current" sort of scent, and

this one epices de lumiere. I must admit, I liked this one more. It was far less intense than the Tom Ford.

But there you go. If you are looking for a change, and that change is, in fact, a sort of tingling sense that times have changed, and require a new scent soundtrack, these two might be an easy place to start.

JonesH Wed 15-May-13 10:35:15

I agree that you should try browse on the Fragrantica site for opinions and reviews on perfumes as the people on the forum seem to be experts in everything perfume! I am personally a big fan of Marc Jacobs, been wearing Daisy for Years, but I think if you wanted something floral similar to Stella then Lola is great!

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