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Can anyone recommend me a perfume?

(21 Posts)
LexieSinclair Fri 02-Jan-15 22:02:39

I like Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt and used to LOVE Davidoff Cool Water.
Can anyone recommend any other seasidey fresh perfumes that I might like? Nothing floral or heavy...

SlinkyB Fri 02-Jan-15 22:06:10

I used to love Cool Water and CKOne, and now wear Hugo Boss Orange most days. I'd say its fresh, not sure about seasidey tho.

LexieSinclair Fri 02-Jan-15 22:07:36

Maybe fresh is what I'm looking for and seasidey is too specific. Thanks Slinky, I'll give that a try.

SlinkyB Fri 02-Jan-15 22:16:39

I was complimented on it today, and it's not too expensive either smile

Will watch this thread to see if there are any other suggestions as I struggle to find perfumes I like.

Housewife2010 Fri 02-Jan-15 22:38:01

I have JM Wood Sage too. I'd definitely recommend Diptyque Vetyverio. It's fresh, woody and gorgeous. Have a look at the reviews and notes on

rocket74 Fri 02-Jan-15 22:41:32

Kiehls do a range of lovely perfumes. The fig or pink blossom ones are fresh and lovely. Vanilla is my fave though.

LeoandBoosmum Fri 02-Jan-15 22:57:52

Fresh Citron de Vigne or Fresh Hesperides:

They have a London store that will do mail order.

LeoandBoosmum Fri 02-Jan-15 22:59:56

Oh, and if you like beach smells you might like this:

Apatite1 Fri 02-Jan-15 23:02:19

What's your budget?

My favourite seaside scent I wear a lot in summer is Sel Marin (Heeley) but it's not the cheapest.

thecatfromjapan Sat 03-Jan-15 00:36:15

You could also try Miller Harris "Fleurs de Sel" and l'Artisan Perfumer "Caligna". I think they are in ghe same sort of fragrance group as the Jo Malone.

I'm dying to try the Heeley perfume the previous poster recommended.

LexieSinclair Sat 03-Jan-15 09:17:51

Thank you, some great ideas here. Some of them possibly out of my budget but tbh if it's the 'right' perfume I could possibly stretch to it.
It's a shame you can't order testers, I don't live in a big city so would have to take a gamble on a mail order one.

Megglevache Sat 03-Jan-15 10:01:11

Most of the Aqua do Parma (non florals) remind me of Italian coastal evenings. I wear Colonia a lot and Assoluta. ADP are really generous with their small tester vials too. The notes are very Bergamot/fresh and green. I cannot wear heavy florals.

Megglevache Sat 03-Jan-15 10:02:02

Aqua DI Parma (stupid phone!)

Megglevache Sat 03-Jan-15 10:05:30

Im a massive fan of Serge Lutens and the fragrance I wear at the moment is the only floral I've ever been able to wear.

I wonder if you'd like this- it's very aromatic.

Megglevache Sat 03-Jan-15 10:06:14

FROIDE! TwatPhone!

thecatfromjapan Sat 03-Jan-15 10:20:06

Lexie - you CAN get samples, of some of them anyway. There are websites that do samples. You need to have a look through the perfume-lovers thread for the addresses. Or maybe do a google search.

Housewife2010 Sat 03-Jan-15 16:36:05

I've ordered samples from before. If you register with them they often send discount codes.

LexieSinclair Sat 03-Jan-15 18:49:13

Ooh thanks for all the ideas. I have just ordered samples of the Acqua di Parma Colonia and two by Diptyque. Will keep looking for more.

OttiliaVonBCup Sat 03-Jan-15 18:53:58

Fliers de Sel as mentioned above and The Different Company Sel de Vetivert.

Don't be fooled by Martin Margiela A walk on the beach because that's a vile melony rubbish.

OttiliaVonBCup Sat 03-Jan-15 18:55:05

Fleurs de Sel not Fliers

meltedmonterayjack Sat 03-Jan-15 22:48:38

I absolutely love Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess (naff name but smells like a holiday in a bottle.) They only seem to bring it out it in summer though and when stocks have gone then that's it for the year, but really recommend having a squirt of it when it's in stock. And it's not too pricey imo.

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