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J-Lo Glow. I can't stop sniffing myself. Any surprise perfume successes?

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MumBod Wed 22-Mar-17 12:57:06

I'm a bit of a perfume junkie, and I like reading perfume reviews. I kept reading about how JLo Glow was surprisingly nice, so when I went into town on Monday I got a sample strip.

Got halfway up the road from the shop and turned back. Had to buy it. Couldn't stop sniffing the strip!

It was £20! Which means I'm quite happy to splash it all over and save my 'naice' perfume for best and in the case of Joy for never - what was I thinking?

Any other surprise hits out there that I should watch for?

DrAbbyYates Wed 22-Mar-17 13:22:23

SJP Lovely always comes up in these threads and with good reason. It's a lovely clean musk with a bit of salt which is particularly good for work.

Madonna Truth or Dare is a very good tuberose and gardenia.

loopylulu80 Wed 22-Mar-17 13:24:26

The first one from Mariah Carey is gorgeous and I always get loads of compliments when I wear it. £18'on amazon for 100ml. Bit different the last 100ml Jo Malone hubby bought me for £105!

troodiedoo Wed 22-Mar-17 13:28:27

Suddenly madame glamour from lidls. Gets a lot of compliments, was even stopped by a random woman in the street once!

I wouldn't be without my trusty ck one either.

MumBod Wed 22-Mar-17 13:31:09

I've read about SJP Lovely, but I found it a bit headachey on me.

I also got Be Delicious because I love apple scented things, but I'm a bit disappointed in how quickly the appleyness disappears.

MumBod Wed 22-Mar-17 13:32:27

Ah, CKOne. I wore that when I was living in my first flat, doing my PGCE, aged 21.

Brings back happy memories. My DS2 wears it now and it makes me smile smile

MumBod Wed 22-Mar-17 13:33:00

God Jo Malone is so expensive, isn't it?

tissuesosoft Wed 22-Mar-17 13:36:01

Love JL Glow! I also wear Next Just Pink and Body Shop Japanese Blossom. I love Ralph Lauren Romance but is abit to pricey to buy regularly, the Next and Body Shop ones smell very similar to it

Cocolepew Wed 22-Mar-17 13:36:01

I love glow. I wear Chloe Narcisse nearly every day, usually find a big bottle online for around £20.

Cocolepew Wed 22-Mar-17 13:36:31

Oh yes Just Pink is lovely too.

tissuesosoft Wed 22-Mar-17 13:36:37


LoupGarou Wed 22-Mar-17 13:37:40

Avon's Little Black Dress is lovely, they do a body spray version too which is great for scent layering.

DrAbbyYates Wed 22-Mar-17 13:37:47

God Jo Malone is so expensive, isn't it?

It's SO expensive, and it's only eau de cologne!!!

tissuesosoft Wed 22-Mar-17 13:39:25

Glow is currently on offer in Boots from £29.50 to £19.66 for 50ml, might have to buy it.

akwan Wed 22-Mar-17 13:42:58

Shameless place mark

JanetStWalker Wed 22-Mar-17 13:44:19

SJP Stash is quite naice too, smells surprisingly 'niche'.

I'm partial to a bit of JLo Glow too, love it after a bath in the evening.

WellTidy Wed 22-Mar-17 13:45:28

Ocean Dream by Georgio Beverley Hills. 30ml for about £12.99. I wore it loads in the 1990s and I still like it now.

For some reason (I suspect it is being discontinued) the original Vera Wang perfume is discounted on loads of websites. I paid about £27 for 100ml recently. It was my wedding perfume and I adore it.

JacquelineChan Wed 22-Mar-17 13:45:35

i kid you not , the Britney Spears one was amazing . Fantasy ...something

HoneyDragon Wed 22-Mar-17 13:45:53

Avons new one Percieve is a lovely everyday scent. Gardenia and vanilla and sandlewood, it annoys me though as it reminds me of something expensive but can't think what.

JacquelineChan Wed 22-Mar-17 13:47:06

Radiance! not Fantasy. I don't think it is still sold on the highstreet

ADisappearingDreamOfYesterday Wed 22-Mar-17 13:48:01

Deseo by J Lo is lovely too, it's a very "summer holiday" scent and smells much more expensive than it is (if that makes sense to people!)

troodiedoo Wed 22-Mar-17 13:50:12

Think I might have to go and buy some glow today. Dammit was trying to cut down on perfume spends grin

MumBod Wed 22-Mar-17 13:52:53

I'm usually a perfume snob, but you're all making me think.

I'm busy making notes here!

I've read the Britney Spears Fantasy is a good one. I'll have a sniff of that next time I'm in town.

Conversely, has anyone been disappointed by an expensive classic? My Dsis bought me a bottle of Chanel No 5 for my fortieth and it was horrid. I gave it away to a colleague

Slightly regretting my latest attempt at grown-up perfume - Joy de Patou. Hmm.

MumBod Wed 22-Mar-17 13:54:39

I got Glow for £20. A big bottle. From one of those discount perfume shops.

They still had Sshh! by poor Jade Goody. Do you think they're still making that or would it have been a really old bottle? I was surprised to see it after all this time.

MumBod Wed 22-Mar-17 13:55:17

Radiance, eh?


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