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BridgeMix Fri 17-May-13 09:33:45

I'm going shopping today...

I like:
Narciso Rodriguez
Black Orchid
Coco - Chanel

These are heavy hitters, and with warmer weather and a new baby I'd like something lighter/fresher...
Trouble is when I smell something summery floral it doesn't seem very 'me'.

All suggestions welcome... smile

mum47 Fri 17-May-13 09:35:49

I love Calvin Klein - Euphoria. Always get asked about it when I wear it.
I also love Elizabeth Arden Fifth Avenue.
Neither are floraly or heavy.

cornypedicure Fri 17-May-13 09:36:16

chanel no5

WinkyWinkola Fri 17-May-13 09:37:02

Diorissimo
Chanel No. 19

Maraki Fri 17-May-13 09:38:54

We have similar tastes! You may conside Coco Noir which is lighter than Coco?
My 'summer' favourites are Sisley Eau du Soir, Chanel 19, Chanel Cristalle. They are shypre/citrusy and not floral.
Maybe good old YSL Rive Gauche?
You seem to like chypre and oriental perfumes, but I cannot think of a summery oriental. Maybe someone else with more knowledge will suggest something

Maraki Fri 17-May-13 09:39:36

Also Miss Dior (eithe rthe classic or the vamillay Miss Dior cherie)

leobear Fri 17-May-13 10:04:55

Chanel No 19
Chanel Mademoiselle
Cabotine de gres, for a cheaper option (by Cacharel)

Back2Two Fri 17-May-13 10:10:11

My husband recently bought me Manifesto by YSL. I was a little put off by the name and thought it smelt very evening-y in the bottle.

However, I'm now loving it in the day. It's quite sensual and musky but not overpowering.

I also love Chance by Chanel ... This one is definitely fresh without being too floral.

My old timer fave is L'eau d'Issy Miyake .....so lovely and light but not girly

Back2Two Fri 17-May-13 10:11:36

I just read maraki's comments and I think Manifesto could be described as a summery oriental! Such an unsexy name though!

BridgeMix Sun 19-May-13 13:41:33

Thanks all! I'm so glad I asked, as I hadn't thought of most of these...

And I bought... nothing. None of the ones I could get my hands on were 'the one'!

cocolepew Sun 19-May-13 13:48:30

Chloe Narcissis (sp)
Beautiful Estee Lauder

fedupofnamechanging Sun 19-May-13 14:15:37

Try Alien. People who like Narciso Rodriguez tend to like this too (straw poll amongst my friends, not really scientific)

NoCarbsBeforeBarbs Sun 19-May-13 14:22:59

Chanel Mademoiselle
Flowerbomb (Viktor & Rolf)
Lady Million Paco Rabanne

My Favourites!

Macdog Sun 19-May-13 14:25:13

Marc Jacobs Lola - like a flower garden

Charliefox Sun 19-May-13 15:26:53

Flower bomb and Chanel no 19.

Acrackinthefabricoftime Sun 19-May-13 18:32:17

I love Zen by Shiseido.

rootypig Sun 19-May-13 18:57:51

I love Dior perfumes - Addict, Diorrissimo. Though not sure how 'light' they are. Um Gucci Flora range? or would you consider something with just a couple of notes, like Jo Malone or Miller Harris? Oooh! Diptique Philosykos? it's fig, which is very fresh / light imo.

coffeewineandchocolate Sun 19-May-13 18:59:49

d+g light blue

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