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Help me find a perfume before my head explodes with fumes from the four I tested at lunch

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Oliveoil Thu 11-Sep-08 13:13:26

have been wafting around stores being accosted by orange ooompa loompa women

have got 2 diff Guerlain on wrists and 2 others on sniffy sticks

no idea which is which now!

please tell me what you use so I can sniff out some more

[headache from overpowering smell]

wasabipeanut Thu 11-Sep-08 13:16:09

Jo Malone - Lime, Basil & Mandarin or Fremch Linen.

Both utterly heavenly IMO.

And conveniently not stocked by dept stores so you avoid the ooompa loompas!

Pigstyle Thu 11-Sep-08 13:17:16

Tiempe Passate by Antonias Flowers-pure heaven IMO but only available at SpaceNK or mail order sad
Oh and very expensive sad

verylapsedrunner Thu 11-Sep-08 13:17:27

very traditional - White Linen (Estee Laude)

Oliveoil Thu 11-Sep-08 13:17:34

yes but how will I know if I like them or not if I can't sniff them?

do they send out samples?

Oliveoil Thu 11-Sep-08 13:18:46

oooh more posts

I have a Space Nk but try and avoid it tbh, I get sucked in to a black hole of spending

how expensive is expensive?

not though to EL tbh

[adds to list]

wasabipeanut Thu 11-Sep-08 13:19:06

Do you live in London?

Oliveoil Thu 11-Sep-08 13:21:03


we have decent shops up here you know wink

CostaRicanCod Thu 11-Sep-08 13:22:23

number 5

Jennyusedtobepink Thu 11-Sep-08 13:23:12

I am wearing DKNY Delicious - Red. The Green one is gorgeous too.

shhhh Thu 11-Sep-08 14:33:50

Narsisco Rodriquez, D&G the one, Versace Crystal Noir, dior poison (deep red bottle). All available at Manchester Selfridges TC & Exchange sq. Good luck smile. x

expatinscotland Thu 11-Sep-08 14:35:48

a lot of folks don't like it, but if you prefer a heavier, Oriental scent and you don't hold a scent well like me, then I like Samsara for Autumn.

back in the day when i had disposable income, i liked Fracas and it smelled good on me.

maidamess Thu 11-Sep-08 14:39:17

Stella, or Ck one in the summer.

bellabelly Thu 11-Sep-08 14:41:45

ilove this one by Diptyque.

Oliveoil Thu 11-Sep-08 15:42:39

am wondering why I started this thread tbh as now I will have to try all these out!!

one of the guerlain ones is nice on the sniffy stick, vetiva (?) I think

their new one pongs to high heaven [vom]

Oliveoil Thu 11-Sep-08 15:43:44

I have just ran out of Stella McCartney

hifi Thu 11-Sep-08 15:49:10


Soapbox Thu 11-Sep-08 15:49:34

I really don't like strong smelling perfumes at all, so I use the extremely light Philosophy fragrances. I particularly like amazing grace but [[ baby grace is also nice and clean smelling.

shhhh Thu 11-Sep-08 15:50:09

Im not keen on guerlains new one either tbh nor do I like the new bvlgari one...

So wanted the "juliette has a gun" one...BUT think it was the name I loved and not the smell hmm grin.

Soapbox Thu 11-Sep-08 15:51:15

Oops try again!

amazing grace3

baby grace

hedgehog1979 Thu 11-Sep-08 16:33:58

penhaglions bluebell or violet are georg

lovecat Thu 11-Sep-08 17:51:44

Depends what you like and what likes you - some perfumes smell lovely on me but horrible on friends & vice versa.

I normally switch between Coco, Paul Smith Rose, Boudoir or Obsession. Occasionally flirt with CK Contradiction but it wears off too soon imho.

Got given a sample of Lancome's new one today (having spent small fortune on make up there), Magnifique - it's rose and spices and nice for a daytime perfume - not too heavy. Was squirted at 1pm and am still able to smell it on my wrist now, so it's fairly long-lasting.

needashouldertocryon Thu 11-Sep-08 17:57:09

I tried coco mademoiselle the other day and loved it...

ChupitosGalore Thu 11-Sep-08 18:00:24

according to article in G2 yesterday... the bestest one is mitsouko. my mum rang me to brag as tis her fave.
is ver nice, i agree.

currently using a prada one i think...

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