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Lovely fresh everyday perfume?

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On the back of the 'how to look expensive' and princessing threads I'm trying to be a bit more groomed. I only really wear perfume to go 'out out' (maybe once a month?!) but id like one for every day.

I tend to go for musky, quite masculine scents, but fancy something fresher. Any suggestions? Please?

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bibbitybobbityyhat Sun 11-Sep-16 23:14:08

I generally like the heavy masculine scents too and will never wear floral anything, but for lighter and fresher day time fragrance I like O de Lancome (citrussy) and Jo Malone 154 cologne.

Thank you. Yes, I'm definitely not looking for anything floral. I'll try to get samples of those ones you mentioned.

The other problem is that I live miles from any decent department stores so getting to testers is hard. Does anyone know of companies that send out samples?

flamingnoravera Sun 11-Sep-16 23:21:15

Aqua di Parma scents are nice and fresh. I like the orange scented one, Capri I think.

Or Eau de Rochas, an oldie but goodie for freshness.

Nettletheelf Sun 11-Sep-16 23:24:36

I don't know who would send samples by post, but I think it's hard to go wrong with some of the classics like Diorella, Miss Dior (the old one, which they sell as Miss Dior classique or something now, not the new one which smells of syrup), Cristalle or Chanel 19.

I find that most modern perfume smells of penny sweets, particularly celebrity endorsed stuff, so you have to hunt out the good stuff.

BrillianaHarvey Sun 11-Sep-16 23:30:59

Jo Malone Blackberry and Bay is divine at this time of year.

Innermagic Sun 11-Sep-16 23:35:54

I would recommend Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely, it's a beautiful floral with musk and is not expensive so it's great to wear everyday and fling in your handbag.
If you want samples you can order them from beauty spin.

MissBattleaxe Sun 11-Sep-16 23:46:40

I would also recommend Chanel Cristalle. It's green and citrussy and very clean and classy. I also agree about SJP Lovely.

The Perfume Society does fabulous Discovery Boxes containing several good samples. They also have a thing called frEd which helps you find a scent that suits you. There is a shop called Les Senteurs that does samples too.

I also recommend Jo Loves- the company Jo Malone founded after selling Jo Malone plc. Jo Loves does a Discovery Set and I've yet to smell one I disliked.

I find Jo Malone colognes don't last very long on me, but Jo Loves scent has good longevity.

Also, try this lovely, friendly thread full of perfume fans and experts!

MrsSchadenfreude Sun 11-Sep-16 23:56:43

DKNY Woman.

Thank you. Lots to try to source there.

ChishandFips33 Tue 13-Sep-16 01:09:50

Paul Smith Woman

Blasts from the past:
Cerrutti 1881
Ck One! Was a bargain in superdrug recently

teta Tue 13-Sep-16 08:22:42

M&s Island Dream is lovely - Bergamot and seasalt.

Nospringflower Tue 13-Sep-16 08:24:34

I have that M&S one and always get lots of compliments!

sammy891 Tue 13-Sep-16 19:47:11

D&G Light Blue and Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche are both light fresh airy scents

myusernamewastaken Tue 13-Sep-16 22:08:48

The Body Shop Japanese Cherry Blossom is gorgeous

CoolToned Tue 13-Sep-16 22:52:26

L'occitane Verveine is lemony goodness.

Cellardoor23 Wed 14-Sep-16 00:33:06

There was one I sampled today that I thought was a lovely, fresh smelling everyday perfume. I think it's called Chanel no 5 L'Eau. I'm quite tempted to buy it.

tigerdriverII Wed 14-Sep-16 00:43:04

Clarins Eau des Jardins. Lovely.

Katarzyna79 Wed 14-Sep-16 00:43:05

I don't like heavy floral or citrusy scents, if they're subtle I can tolerate it. I also prefer fragrances on the masculine range.

So I was surprised to like Ellie Saab Le parfum (edp), its fresh lovely for spring summer or daily for the daytime. I got a sample mini bottle as a tester. It's not too expensive to find a large bottle of it online if you do like it.

Im also using silver mountain water(creed) as an everyday wear sparingly, it's really nice and fresh for the hot weather, but im sure it will pass well into Winter too.

btw I get all samples online, google it,scentsamples, scentsampler . ebay can be a good place but read reviews, look at the seller feedback, ive purchased on ebay a lot without problems, ppl even do decants of perfumes they are trying to get rid of, so it's a good way of trying lots fragrances, stick to uk sellers.

Katarzyna79 Wed 14-Sep-16 00:47:24

going into the department store of pharmacy is pointless, you can smell maybe 3 and after that your nose can't tell them apart it's sensory overload. plus if you don't make a note on the card you spritz on you wont remember what you liked (im really a blondy under this black hair lol)

also perfume smells different over time, in different weathers too, you can smell the different layers, which you wouldn't notice spraying once in a store. So I think a tiny vial of perfume is better, you can't often get those in store, sometimes they have them in limited quantities. You can however get those vial samples online all the time.

polyhymnia Wed 14-Sep-16 11:12:09

My favourite is Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien. And for every day Clarins Eau Dynamisante.

PoppyBirdOnAWire Wed 14-Sep-16 12:12:38

Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune is delicious with a cool grapefruit top note.

MissBattleaxe Wed 14-Sep-16 14:14:45

Pamplelune can go two ways: it can go sour citrus with a hint of BO or it can behave itself. For grapefruit, I prefer Miller Harris Le Pamplemousse.

SpongeBobJudgeyPants Wed 14-Sep-16 14:33:53

Elizabeth Arden Sunflowers, or a bit more spendy Jo Malone basil and mandarin and grapefruit.

Thank you for the ideas. I picked up the m&s one earlier so will try that first then work my way through the rest

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