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Ok So I tend towards the heavier perfumes; Obsession Opium Cinnabar Knowing But they are too heavy (imo) for spring/summer Ones I have had in the past; Sun moon stars - I LOVED this no longer made sadly 😞 Nightmusk - Avon discontinued this. I wore it for years and got lots of compliments on it Stella - it was ok would not buy again Rose by paul smith - too floral
So I suppose I'm after something subtle and powdery floral/oriental
Off shopping on Tuesday - any suggestions?
NB: I don't like ANY Chanel perfume Ditto Clinique and Liz Earle
Go and have a shufty on the Guerlain counters. Or the less well known Diors. I wear Dioressence and Diorissimo in summer quite a bit, they are less sultry than Miss Dior etc.
Or some of the Miller Harris scents might suit? I love Feuilles de Tabac. There are zillions of them, and it gets quite confusing but there seems to be something for everyone. Ditto L' Artisan Parfumeur- Seville a' 'aube? (orangey and lavendery and definitely not light in any way, yet summery somehow.
Or a "tainted" rose? Hippie Rose? (Heeley)?
I don't think Jo Malone would be your thing- they are very "clean" and tend towards soliflore either sweet or fresh. No sillage either. (I find Serge Lutens the same tbh, but that's sacrilege to say as he is very well loved on here )
Hey. Vintage! 👋 Mmm guerlain...yes...I did like some guerlain scents I've checked out no malone online and agree with vintage - doesn't sound like me, but thank you 💐 I want something subtle but with ooomph if that makes sense?
Hippie Rose- rose and patchouli- can verge on hairy biker if you're not careful Mad Madame- JHAG- Rose Alcane (can't remember who that is, came in a sample set) Portrait of a lady (too pretty and powdery though I think)
If you ask the perfumistas, they will be able to give you a MUCH longer list Someone was definitely talking about a skanky rose recently!
You have to try the new Narcisso Rodriquez for her edp in pink bottle called fleur de musc - it is STUNNING. I have finally found the perfume I have dreamed of for years. Only available in Selfridges at the moment.
Hmmm, apart from in-yer-face naked body musks from the 70s, the ones I know would be L'Air de Rien (although tbh, I don't get musk from that) Musc Ravageur (can't comment, have a sample, but not used it yet, it's touted as the sexiest fragrance on the planet though ) I think Federic Malle Dans Tes Bras is musk as well, but again, I have an untried sample.
We are all currently raving over there about the Tauers- L'air du desert marocain, Au coeur du desert and Lonestar Memories are the 3 I have. More balsamy-eastern-oriental than musk itself, but if you like strong oriental and lots of sillage, they're heavenly. I am wearing them almost every day though, as I feel once spring springs they will be too heavy.
A quick google shows that Womanity by Mugler and Gucci by Gucci are also musks, but I don't know them.
Oh! Thank you! Keep them coming!!... I tried mitsuko...a bit too, dare I say, manly for me? I shall check out Gucci and Valentino You know when you know exactly what you want BUT have no idea where to find it!!? Arghhh.....