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If I like Jo Malone Bay and Blackberry, what else might I like?
I particularly like it when its newly on and is more fresh rather than sweet (which it becomes later). It smells of green, early summer mornings, sour unripe brambles and joy... :D
Having avoided perfume as department stores give me headaches I was so excited to find something I wanted to smell of! Now I am curious, perhaps there is more to perfume than Poison and its overpowering neighbours in John Lewis...
My first thought was Guerlain's Herba Fresca - (it's supposed to be green tea and mint but it doesn't smell of that it smells almost of wet summer grass through the lens of perfume IYSWIM) it is very fresh and green and somehow warm at the same time, and feels like early summer mornings.
I also like Hermes Un Jardin series, my favourite is Un Jardin Sur Le Nil, which again is fresh and green but sort of exotic and lush at the same time.
Diptique Eau Duelle, surprised how much I like it given I am not a vanilla fan but it has a lovely depth to it from frankincense and pink peppercorn it's a really warm and lovely scent not at all sweet.
Thank you, I have a list to seek out now. I had entirely forgotten the excitement of applying perfume, I last did when 17 and I am tapping into that same feeling more than 20 years later, bonus, its so much more than just the smell!!