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Perfume Parlour - any good recommendations?

(17 Posts)
SirChenjin Fri 20-Jan-17 14:38:28

I bought a couple of small bottles on the recommendation of a MN thread, but they're not quite what I was hoping for. I like citrusy-type things or fresh scents - anyone bought anything good from there? I'm a bit hmm about some of the reviews, some of them don't ring quite true grin

JanetStWalker Fri 20-Jan-17 18:17:30

The Neroli Portofino knock off is rather good, I have the roll on oil and it lasts all day long.

Cheesymonster Fri 20-Jan-17 18:18:34

I bought the one that's supposed to be like Issey Miyake in a rollerball. I think you can search for smells/notes - try typing citrus in the search box.

strawberryblondebint Fri 20-Jan-17 18:29:17

Dove is amazing. If you like the smell of dove. The tom ford Jasmin rouge is lovely too

SirChenjin Fri 20-Jan-17 18:46:06

Great - thanks for the suggestions smile I typed in citrus and has a look at the lime, basil and mandarin one from Jo Malone. There were a few generic 'this one is great' type reviews as one which said it smelled Iike lime pickle,which didn't really inspire me to buy!

Truckingalong Fri 20-Jan-17 20:33:16

All the Tom ford ones.

SirChenjin Fri 20-Jan-17 20:44:00

Does Tom Ford do one which is citrusy/fresh smelling?

Doyouthinktheysaurus Fri 20-Jan-17 20:49:04

The jo Malone lime basil and mandarin one is awful! I smell like kitchen cleaner when I'm wearing it.

Search by note as a pp said. I love the Tom ford knock offs but none are citrusy, not that I've got anyway. I think Tom ford fragrances tend to be heavier.

The jo Malone Thai lime and cedars is beautiful.

SirChenjin Fri 20-Jan-17 21:00:07

Lime and cedar sounds lovely- will give that a go smile There's a note that I'm trying to remember to name of and can't for the life of me think what it is - I thought it was vetiver but that seems to appear in the men's fragrances

lorelairoryemily Fri 20-Jan-17 21:05:48

Dkny woman is lovely fresh and citrussy!

lorelairoryemily Fri 20-Jan-17 21:06:23

Is it verbena you're thinking of op?

SirChenjin Fri 20-Jan-17 21:10:28

Yes - verbena!!! Thank you so much, that's been driving me nuts!

Will add that one to my list lorel smile

twilightcafe Fri 20-Jan-17 21:12:38

My personal recommendations

Neroli Portofino
Chanel No 5
JM Nutmeg and Ginger
Camay soap
JM Lime Blossom

JM Red Roses
JM Blackberry and Bay

lorelairoryemily Fri 20-Jan-17 21:15:40

My pleasure op!!grin

lorelairoryemily Fri 20-Jan-17 21:16:38

Ooh l'occitane do a fab perfume verbena and something... It's gorgeous really fresh and fruity

lorelairoryemily Fri 20-Jan-17 21:18:30

Here it is

SirChenjin Fri 20-Jan-17 21:31:27

They have that L'occitane one - thanks for the suggestion! I've added your suggestions to my list too twilight - they look brilliant smile Now off to spend some money.

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