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You're not alone in that regard. Mature scents can be really nice.
On topic: My boyfriend got this for me along with their red rose scent.https://www.amazon.com/Soft-Perfume-Al-Rehab-Crown-Perfumes/dp/B005TT8RPM/ref=sr_1_2_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1514413407&sr=8-2&keywords=soft+perfume
I really like it. It smells like kind of a sweet, lemon pound cake. The rose one is certainly very rosy and the staying power is fantastic.
Perfumes can last indefinitely depending on quality and storage. Keeping them in a cool dark place will help them last, I have a cheap bottle of almost 20 year old Baby Soft that's still good because I've kept it in a dresser drawer, but a bottle of tokyomilk perfume went bad quickly when it was exposed to the sun on a shelf.
As for a favorite perfume, I can't get enough of Chanel no 5.
Me too haha. I love the packaging mostly. I just recently got Sucre, and it smells like the original but with a slightly sweeter tone to it.
Also I mostly just like the overly sweet body sprays from Victoria's Secret or Bath & Body works, and I mix it in with Juicy Couture. My favorite VS scent is Pure Seduction. It smells exactly like VS Love Spell but sweeter.
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Has anyone tried the Gourmand scents from Urban Outfitters? I'm always drawn to them when I shop online because the packaging is so cute and I love perfumes that smell like baked goods basically. Plus the packaging is very minimalist and attractive to me.
I guess I should just go into a UO one day and smell them but I would love to just buy one online because I'm lazy.
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>> sweet, but not babbes first pefrume sweet
>> light, so people dont get a headache being close to me
>> i think the packaging is kitchy cute
>> literally getting stopped by people asking me what and where this is/got it
Just try it, its my sig now
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Mom got me a big bottle for Christmas.
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I love this cheap stuff. The scent is pretty simple and flowery (complicated perfumes give me headaches). It's mostly roses and some green notes.
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I totally understand and agree!
Its also super unique, and i'll never let it go <3
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My favourite perfume is Pivoine Flora by L'Occitane, such a beautiful scent.
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I want to try a few of scents from Demeter Fragrance, but every time I scroll through the site I get overwhelmed by the choices.
For the most part I have a good scent memory and I know what I like, but they have so many scents that sound so similar.
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It also has really great packaging and a cute bottle, I think that’s how it caught my attention.
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What do you think about Les contes 13e Fée?http://lescontes.fr/product.php?id_product=11
And the pheromones there, are they working?
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I've been debating to buy Chloe EDP or not.
I like it a lot and lasts for days on me but i've read online people think it makes you smell like an old lady (i personally don't think so, but at the same time i don't want to smell like an old lady to other people just because i (maybe) don't realize it lol)
Opinions on it?
I got it for xmas and I have to agree that it does make you smell like an old woman.
But if you like it go for it, it's not the worst thing
my mom wears it, i wouldn't say it smells like an old lady but it's def not one of those fruity light weight scents
i think its nice but it's best you sample it at a counter
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I adore most of Lush's perfumes however this one is fresh and slightly ?minty?
I love it and use it very often.
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My winter fragrance of late has been Tocca Cleopatra. I never really wore it until the cooler months because i've been wearing Marc Jacobs Honey for so long but I wanted something more season appropriate. It's very light but smells more refined and sultry and I think it has changed my taste in perfumes because now i'm looking for a nice floral for spring/summer that isn't quite so…basic…like the Marc Jacobs perfumes. I always gravitated towards Marc Jacobs fragrances because they're very light but I find them really underwhelming in terms of longevity and uniqueness. I hear really good things about flowerbomb hair mist so I might try that one or a different Tocca fragrance.
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I recently got Hypnotic Poison By Dior (2009 version) of it for Christmas. I really liked it, but the 1998 version is my all time favorite. My mom used to wear the 1998 version when I was younger and I loved it sooo much. I don't really know where I can find it though since it's so old.
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Anon, if you love weird or rarely found in mainstream scents, this is your holy grail. I'm a woody/leather/earthy gal, there was never a lot of choice for me in lady perfumes and men's are often too harsh on my nose, so I went for this. Overall I'm really impressed with them, got myself Paperback and Espresso for a try, couldn't be happier. They last all day on me, but I've heard it depends on the scent and your skin. I was overwhelmed at their store as well, I was literally smelling everything for an hour, lol
If you can't try them on irl, then I'd suggest you pick a combination that's kinda safe and basic and see if you even like the mono-scents. Also they have this online quizz stuff where they pick two scents for you based on your preferences and personality, idk how good it is, but it'll cost a bit more. May be a fair starting point for you, if you're completely lost.
Also the similar scents you're confused about vary either in sweetness or fullness, likeee their Earthworm is just a wetter version of Dirt, Espresso is a tad sweeter version of Black coffee and so on, their pine scents come in range from the "manlier" ones to the sweet ones. They ofthen state such stuff in the descriptions and it matches reality quite well. Imo if you're sure you like the scent and can stand occasional sweetness, you won't be dissapointed with its different version.
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Femme by Hugo Boss. It's a bit boring but very pleasant to smell and I have never met anyone who disliked it.
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I always alternate between Ange ou Démon (le secret) by Givenchy and Miss Dior but recently I've visited a Jo Malone store and boy oh boy. I fell in love with Myrrh Tonka, it reminds me of Tom Ford's Tobacco Vanille but sweeter (and cheaper). I also love that it's a bit on the unisex side and doesn't have a fuckton of different scents.
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Roberto Cavalli Paradiso! (jasmine, citruses)
It's heavy, strong and stays long on clothes (I love wrapping myself in my scarf and smelling this delicate scent from fucking weaks ago), exactly how I like it, lol. My friend who uses those watery stawberry perfumes and stuff hates it, people on sites label it as "for going out", but I love to wear it daily. It's expensive (for me) so I usually use very little. The most satisfying thing is when someone sits near me and is like "something smells really nice, can you smell it too?" like yay, thanks.
Good sillage is important!>>73123
Thunderstorm is basically Dirt with Petrichor. I'm a ho for Demeter.
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so i'm looking for a new signature scent and i need some advice.
i really like chypre scents but also fresh scents - generally abhor powdery or seriously floral scents.
that said though, at the moment i'm loving chloe nomade and valentino donna - got some samples and i'm hooked.
i also like si and si passione but the dry down is a bit too rosy and powdery for me on passione. si might be a tad too sweet.
help me decide farmers! can you recommend anything? bonus points if it doesn't break the bank cos i'm poor, just trying to make myself over on a budget.
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Have you smelled Glossier You? I've never smelled the scents you listed here so I'm not sure if it's similar to any, but You is extremely fresh/clean smelling without smelling like laundry detergent. It's not floral/powdery at all.
It's very subtle and almost just smells like fresh out of the shower skin. Not sure if this sounds appealing to you but I recommend it to everyone at this point because I'm OBSESSED. It runs for $60, which I think is relatively affordable for a perfume.
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I never have ever owned perfume that I bought with my own money and bought this after sampling it for so long. Does any one else like this perfume ? Even heard of it?
I regret not getting the little ball roller instead of the big container that cost me 100 because there is a slight difference between the two.
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Daisy was my go-to every day for the past 2 or 3 years — I got a giant bottle of it complete with matching lotion and shower gel for Christmas all those years ago. To this day it's the only perfume to not give me a headache, and I'd get compliments on it constantly. My bf would bury his face in my neck and say I smelled "intoxicating" whenever I wore it — which wasn't often, because I was already running way low on it when he and I met.
I asked for a new bottle for my birthday this year and I'm really hoping I get it.
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You're the only real nigga itt. I would not want to be around these other anons, alcohol based perfume sold to consumers smells like literal chemicals and bothers tf out of my nose and skin.>Alkemia
You're a true one. Highly recommended, she's the only essential oil shop I purchase from now because her creations are that good and live up to the hype. I wish she made more ultime concentrations. My absolute favourite scent from her is Kintsukuroi, please get it asap.
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La vie est belle
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I think this one is called Elle. It's good but very strong. I like to put some on my clothes the day before I wear them so the smell is milder
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Such a signature scent
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So I love how I spend money on expensive perfumes only for this cheap ass body spray to get the most compliments from anything I've ever worn before.
What the actual fuck?
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I lucked out and ended up with a free bottle of this and it's become my new favorite
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It smells so strong and disgusting when you first spray it, really fit the idea you might have of a 80s perfume, overpowering and not well balanced.
But once it settles down, the powderiness almost completely disappear and let place to a more rounded and creamy baby powder smell, very comfy and seductive. It's inspired by Louise Brooks so it has a sweet naughtiness kinda vibes.
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This was my first perfume and I can never find one I like better. Whenever I buy a new one I always end up getting tired of it in a few days and think I should have bought more gucci rush.
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On this note, let me get out my soap box.
I like smelling like coconut body oil, pineapple leave in conditioner, and peach body mist. I know I sound like a preteen in 2006 or a pina colada. Idgaf what others think, it smells delicious to me. It’s weird how people get so offended/concerned/confused when you don’t use or like regular perfume as a grown woman. Then there’s people who get offended when others use it! And those who belittle anyone who doesn’t use essential oils or those who say essential oils are for smelly hippies.
As long as someone doesn’t smell nasty or overpowering, who cares? It’s such a personal thing, everyone’s going to have different tastes: that’s why the market is so saturated. I don’t personally like floral smells but I’m not going to insult people who do. Different strokes. Wear whatever smell makes you happy and you feel represents you. Obviously some smells are off putting, like stale cigarettes or body odor. Encouraging good hygiene and stopping people from bathin in a smell, sure, worthy cause. We all have Axe middle school flashbacks. But being elitist about brand or type is just a lil silly to me.
Ok soap box put away.
Of course, anon. My favourites are Koi no Yokan, Aeria, Love is Nearer Death, Ghost Fire, Midnight Garden, Haiku, and Among the Pines (if you like natural, earthy scents). Madam X was also a pretty scent but it dried down a bit powdery on me so I no longer use it but you can try it on yourself or ask for a sample with your purchase. Be careful if you buy the ultime concentrations to not put too much on, or people WILL be able to smell you from feet away and it really does last all day. The longevity is incredible.
You should look through her shop and see what appeals to you though since she has such a great variety.
>>82137>Essential oils smell exactly like perfume
Eh, no… Good luck trying to get something like Shalimar or L'heure bleue out of your oils.
>Without the chemicals.
Do you even know what chemicals are?
The absolute state of this place…
I'm not denying chemicals in perfume, because nothing is chemical free you tards. You can enjoy your oils but don't act holier than thou about it on lolcow of all places?
nta but this thread is for fucking perfume
. whenever anyone says anything about """chemicals""" that's when you know they're retarded.
I have nothing to do with the above derailing. I'm just sharing a tip.. You need some anger management
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I love niche fragrance but I've gotten way more compliment wearing some cheapass vanilla or coconut EDT than my expensive Serge Lutens or some old fragrance my grandma gave me. People like you to smell super basic and sweet (when they don't just prefer the smell of clean bare skin), complicated niche fragrances or "refined" fragrances can actually be quite repulsive to a regular person.
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I love my body shop vanilla perfume. Sweet smells are my kryptonite honestly, I don't even care what other people think because I enjoy smelling it on myself. I almost always prefer cheap perfume because I can get tacky food based scents like cotton candy or apple or 'marshmallow' (it's just musk).
Pic related is my fucking fave.
Well, you're right but I don't use much so I don't actually think anyone can smell me unless they get right up in my space (which barely ever happens), and I don't think it smells harsh or offensive to begin with either. I was more imagining that people might think it childish or unrefined or something for an adult to wear scents like that.
I had no idea jasmine smells like cat pee to people, is that just exclusive to perfumes? I have jasmine in my yard and it smells beautiful.
Jasmine and white flowers in general have a poopy or cat pee smell it's due to the indole molecule naturally present in those flowers, the thing is it's also present in… Human intestines.
I personally love white florals but you can see people complaining about the pungent smell quite a lot in fragrances forums so it made me a little insecure lmao.
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My current fav from Lush, currently trumps Dirty being my everyday scent. Description on the packaging is accurate. It's very long lasting and one spray is enough or it'll knock yourself and everyone in proximity to you out. Shit packaging and looks like Windex but does the job. I'm also sad they've changed the packaging to their Gorilla Perfumes, they used to have really nice illustrations on them and colourful. Now they have plain ass stickers.
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Body shops neroli jasmin used to be an all time fav also. Very long lasting which is surprising for a body mist, I was so pissed when they discontinued it.
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I've gotten into indie brands in recent years because you get such interesting scents that way. My boyfriend and I got oils from a local shop Thorn and Moon, find them on etsy. I am currently in love with their Eden smell. I don't see it on their shop listing anymore, which is a shame. It's dark florals and red apple, the apple being the sort of after-smell that really settles in. This 'Alkemia' site recommended earlier in the thread has everything I like, so I'm definitely going to be getting some of their stuff. Finding a good rose perfume is a multi-year endeavor for me.
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I love this one too. It's kind of basic bitch but the perfume is amazing so it's okay.
Chance Eau Tendre by Chanel smells almost exactly like it IMO.
I really love fresh and floral scents with a select few sweet fragrances. A few months ago I discovered Maison Margiela's Tea Escape and I love it so much. I love tea and it smells like some of my favorites- jasmine and a slightly sweet green tea. That shit is $126 a bottle though, and I already have several other scents I need to get through. Last week I was on vacation and found an almost perfect dupe Panier des Sens Jasmin Precieux. I got a small vial for like $7 and the full bottle is only $40.
Go to the store and smell stuff. If you smell the following, you'll get a good sample of the different genres that are available:
Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue - fresh citrusy summery.
Chanel Coco Mademoiselle - sophisticated yet flirty floral. Autumnal.
Dior Poison Girl - sweet candy like.
Dior Blooming Bouquet - ethereal floral. Soft and pretty. Spring.
YSL Mon Paris - sparkling fruit punch.
YSL Black Opium - sweet dark and sexy. Wintery.
These are all expensive but you can use them as references.
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This is dirt cheap (7 euros/ 30ml) and smells amazing , perfect summer scent.
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Rose Essentielle by Bvlgari is my go-to! It's very feminine without being saccharine, and I constantly get complimented by both girls and guys. Really long lasting too.
Elizabeth Arden Green Tea is really nice and comes in many different "flavours", but some people see it as an "old lady" perfume because it's been around for a while.
I disagree, but I also love Anais Anais which is also said to be too "grandma" so take this with a grain of salt… Go try it out and see if you like it, it's super cheap.
Has anyone ever been able to find a natural perfume that smells like Daisy Eau So Fresh by Marc Jacobs? It was my favorite perfume for the longest time but it's honestly too expensive for me to buy another bottle. Sephora says its scent notes are "fruity florals" and its key notes are "red raspberry, wild rose, and warm plum."
Here's its Fragrantica page:https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Marc-Jacobs/Daisy-Eau-So-Fresh-10858.html
Have you tried "Chance eau tendre" and "Omnia Coral Bvlgari"? It's in the "this perfume remind me of…" category for Daisy eau so fresh.
You can also search fragrances by notes on fragrantica an try to find something close enough.
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I know this is the most basic bitch perfume ever but hypnotic poison is a favorite of mine, it smells cute and sexy. Wouldn't surprise me if it was the baby prostitute fragrance from mean girl.
I'm a sucker for vanilla, coconut and sandalwood so it's pretty much the perfect fragrance for me.
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Any other weebs own this back in the day?
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This stuff smells soooooo good. I’m sad that it was discontinued, but luckily I got 5 bottles last year for Christmas so I should be set for a while.
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Thoughts on Alien or any other Mugler scents?
The girls in my grade used this and Dior Hypnotic poison constantly. I can't say it's a bad fragrance because I still think it smells nice, but it's a little bit too "mainstream" in my opinion.
If someone uses this, you can tell in less than five seconds because it's really recognizable and in my opinion, that kinda takes some charm points away from it.
In theory EDT project more but last least and EDP last more with less projection.
In reality it varies from one fragrance to another, the only way to really know which one you prefer is to spray each version on one of your wrist and see and compare how it performs. Sometimes the scent can also be dramatically different from the EDT to the EDP, ex; philosykos by diptyque EDT smells amazing to me, but I hate the EDP.
It happens that a cologne or EDT performs better than a an EDP you have to sample a lot to find out which ones.
Fragrance sure is a lot of trial and error for how got dang expensive it is.
Got a bunch of samples on their way, including both EDT and EDP. Guess that's all I can do.
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I'm planning to try some scents from The Library of Fragrance, any recs? I know I want at least one gourmand one since I have none in rotation at the moment.
My current fragrances are Armani Code Cashmere, which I like but it dries down to soapy or detergent-like smell on me for some reason, and Zara Oriental, which is dirt cheap and my favorite summer scent but doesn't have great lasting power.
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I'm a huge perfume pleb right now and I really like Versace Red Jeans. That Katy Perry Killer Queen one is one relatives tend to buy me as a gift a lot and I like that one too, although I like Red Jeans better. When I'm out of uni and actually have money I'll probably try out some fancier stuff.
I have a major nostalgic soft spot for the Gwen Stefani gothic lolita and visual kei weeb perfumes that had the dolls on top from years ago.
Right now I'm trying to work my way through some perfumes I got as gifts years ago that I've had for ages (throwing out gifts rustles the jimmies of my inner hoarder). There's one super floral one called Orient by nSpa that smells really good, then there's an agreeably generic one with a Glee logo on it that I'm not sure why I even own since I never liked Glee and finally a Forever Friends perfume my grandma got me that's the most sickly sweet scent I've ever smelled. Working my way through the Forever Friends one at the moment since it's the worst of the 3 and I won't really be getting up close and personal with anyone for another 1-2 months so even if I don't like the scent so much it's no big deal. All these bottles are 50%-66% used up by now anyway.
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I recently got into perfumes, so my knowledge on different scents is very limited.
So, do any of you kind anons have any recommendations? I'm looking for something romantic and innocently sweet, but not childlike innocent scents. If you catch me?
I'm also curious is anons style reflects on the choice of the scents or is it all personal preference without any stylic choices being involved?
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this is my favourite! The first time I smelled it it was my home economics teacher wearing it and I loved it so much that I had to ask her what she is wearing. It's strong stuff, it can last up to 3 days and it quickly fills the room up with it's scent. What a shame I can't afford it.
As an alternative I love Avon's Far Away. They may have some shitty makeup but I love this perfume.
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I really like Demeter, but their staying power is absolute shit. Does anybody know of any other simple-note perfumes with unusual scents? I specifically am interested in the smells of leather and fresh soil.
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I live for Jo Malone, all her scents have good lasting power and are less heady than a lot of others I've tried. Nectarine Blossom and Honey is definitely my fave.
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I wear Black Opium and get lots of compliments. I think it's very intoxicating and smells quite sexy without being too heavy. Likewise, Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf also smells amazing and intoxicating but is lighter and sweeter. I love it but my ex loved it on me so much it kind of ruined it for me…
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Got myself a big bottle of this a few month back.
It's kind of overpowering, lots of jasmin and somewhat dusty.
I still don't know if I fully like it, but at least it stays on me long enough for people to notice.
Every other perfume I smelled at Lush were really nasty, tho.
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This smells like a big fluffy pink blanket. Dreamy and definitely a compliment catcher. The strawberry note is divine and not childish at all, very seductive playful and cozy.
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Found this coconut body spray on Etsy. Best smell ever. It only cost me about $10 total and it's only half way done after 2 years of use. It's a little too vanilla-y at times, but it brings a roundness to the smell. Lol I sound like a craft beer freak. I love coconut smells, it's hard to find a nice one that isn't too citrusy or grassy.
I also recently picked up the solid of Breath of God from Lush since it's supposed to be a cheaper dupe of some Japanese perfume I got a few months ago. It's a bit sweet for me, but I do like the sandalwood smell.
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Jeanne Arthes Guipure & Silk is a good dupe of that.
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As I'm ~goff~ I mostly wear different indie perfume samples, but my favorite store bought perfume is this one, Eau d'Orient by Rituals. It smells spicy and woodsy and it's very warm and sexy to me. Does anyone know of any dupes for it? I want to start getting into big girl perfumes.
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I'm not a perfume person at all but I had a chance to smell a Versace perfume and I've fallen in love with the scent. One day I hope to own it.
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recently got a sample of pic related and it is such a nice autumnal perfume, to me it smells mostly warm and spicy with chocloate undertones but other people seem to mostly get chocolate kek, also it is quite long lasting. i'm def requesting a full bottle for christmas
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I'm in love with lady million
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Are there any cheaper, or at least more potent dupes for Daisy or Daisy Dream? They're so faint but so expensive, I have to douse myself in them to smell anything. It's basically body mist on me, but I love the scent.
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Does anyone have recommendations for fresh (citrus) smelling perfumes that are long lasting?
I love the scent of Biotherm's Eau Vitaminée but it's more of a body spray than a perfume, plus it's kind of expensive for that purpose.
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i love diptyque perfumes, even the eau de toilette ones are pretty long lasting. olene is my fav. it smells just like jasmine tea~ it's so lovely.
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I really miss this perfume. I had it probably 8 years ago and was intoxicated by the smell, but it got discontinued real quick.
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Pic related is the best rose perfume I've ever smelled (neck and neck with Florabotanica by Balenciaga). It has a mint and a beeswax note that gives it a nice edge.
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this perfume. I wish they still sold it.
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I really like the Clean perfumes, especially Rain and Cool Cotton. They're cheap and smell natural, not over the top.
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I don’t wear a lot of perfumes and when I do, I like to use spiced or woody scents. This is the daily one I use. I would love to have an incense scented perfume for special occaisions instead of resorting to body spray every time.
Honestly stalking this thread because I don’t even know where to start when looking for perfumes. Some I’ve bought and worn don’t mesh well with my body chemistry, so I kinda gave up.
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Check out Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria line, there's a lot of citrus scents in there. I've been using their Mandarine Basilic for a couple of years and I love it. Though, I've heard that it's staying power varies greatly depending on your skin. It stays for a whole day on me, but other people said it's gone after a couple of hours. You gotta test them to see if they work for you.
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I hope so too anon! It's my favorite. My mom gave it to me when I was 16 and I've been using it ever since. It's always on my wishlist for christmas and the bottle will usually last me a year
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Wondering if anyone can help me. I picked this up in Japan and I'm absolutely in love with it but it's hard to get hold of outside of Japan and isn't long-lasting. From the website this information exists:
Top Notes Peach, Apricot
Heart Notes Heart Notes Cherry blossom, Lily-of-the-valley, Rose
Base Notes Base Notes Musk, Amber
does anyone know some similar perfume matches? I love how peachy and feminine but fresh it is…it's like shampooing in peaches and sakuras…I love it!
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most similar one I could find on fragnantica is L'Occitane's Cherry Blossom, it doesn't have peach or apricot and does have cherries though. maybe go in store, if there is one local to you, for a whiff? or just generally pop down to a major cosmetics store and ask one of the perfume ladies for help?
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They do last for fucking ever. As long as my Dior Pure Poison eau de parfum does, anyway.
Diptyque's L'Ombre Dans L'Eau is my favorite fragrance and is massively underrated. The eau de toilette in particular. I don't like the eau de parfum version as much. It smells like an entire rose garden, petals, stems, leaves, and all.
the prices committed murder on me.
I wish I someday earn enough to buy myself all those beautiful pricey scents.
philosykos by diptyque is the nicest niche perfume I've ever smelled, it's really unique but not in a "yikes what's that smell??" way, it's very fresh and cozy.
The main notes are fig tree leaf, fig fruit and coconut, it's amazing!
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I prefer simpler scents. It's nice to walk into Jo Malone and know what I would be smelling before I pick it up. That being said, I'm broke, but this fragrance is my jam. It's nice to have a more earthy scent whilst still being light and femme.
If you like this, I recommend their 'Gardeners' range, though they don't have a fragrance for it, just body lotions and the like.
My mum loves it too, so I let her know they're on sale right now.
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I love Viktor & Rolf. Bonbon is amazing in the summer. Sweet like candy without coming off as juvenile and lasts for days.
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the bottle is fug in comparison to other juicy couture ones but it smells so nice and summery! really debating getting a bottle for my birthday lol currently have a rollerball
another one I like for summer is moschino's pink bouquet but it has like next to no lasting power
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Alien is my all time favorite. I received a sample once as a teen and got obsessed.
Can anyone recommend me a bubblegum-y scented perfume? I've looked around online but I'm not sure what to pick.
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I-I'm sorry anon, but like in comparison to the sucre one, for example, it's literally garbage
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This has been my summer go-to! It has a light and sweet mandarin orange scent.
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I got this for Christmas last year and it smells so so good. It smells like blackberries and roses but without being offensively floral.
I love Jasmine scents but they always seem to be overpowered by other notes or with hippy shit. I posted this >>83061
awhile back and I still really love it, even though there is a bit of a tea note in it.
This is exactly what I was looking for. When I think jasmine I think of the nice floral tea scented flavor. I’m gonna try this out if I can find it. Thanks, anon!
I just hope I can stealthily wear it to school even though theres scent-free policies. Has anyone ever gotten in trouble or felt rude/guilty while wearing perfume in a scent-free zone?
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I was expecting this one to smell like it's for little girls, but it's actually really nice. It's floral and smells sort of citrusy over time.
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I started buying Swiss Arabian products, most smell really high end for the price. Many also come in very beautiful bottles like pic related. The one in pic has a really light, soapy smell according to my mother. Their women's line of products tend to be more "matronly" in smell, ie very natural floral scents, and not alcoholic smelling since they are oil. The alcohol based scents are incredibly strong and will last a few days on clothing. I got a sample of Attar Al Ghutra and it hands down has to be my favorite, can't afford to get a full bottle though because I opted on getting a ton of cheaper scents instead.>>93921
I just bought Far Away. The bottle itself smells nice, but when you spray it, it reeks of that cheap alcohol smell. I bought the infinity version as well, and I personally prefer it over the pink bottle.
The sprays definitely have a more intense smell that lasts longer; I'd recommend the oil for people who are more sensitive to strong smells. It also really depends on the particular scent you get with them. Almost all of them are strong and long lasting, but some definitely smell better than others as far as quality goes. Some of the more masculine scents like their ouds have that alcohol smell you might not like. It also depends on the kind of smells you like. The oils tend to be more floral; the sprays tend to have sandalwood. The oils are also cheaper and tend to be the ones that come in the fancy bottles.
I'm also like you, I found perfume to be a waste of money, but I kind of fell in love with these. I'm extremely sensitive to smells, especially chemical ones, and even get nauseous or close to fainting at the smell of my mom's perfumes or nail polish. I haven't had a problem so far with this brand, even though the smells are as intense as the kind of things that make me feel unwell.
I order mine online, I got mine off of eBay because I was able to find it cheaper, but Etsy also sells them. This store I buy from gives you a huge box of Swiss Arabian samples if you buy their scarfs too, so you can see if you like them and which ones you want to buy.
Wow you've got me interested in oil perfume. I didn't even know that was a thing! The feeling of walking in a cloud of perfume is exactly what I dislike in perfume on me and especially others.
Any other oil perfumes worth looking jnto?
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Korres Vanilla Freesia is everything.
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Soft, feminine and comforting.
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Sexy peach perfumes? I've been using Body Shop but I fancy one that's got a little more sex appeal to it.
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Jean Paul Gaultier Classique is my all time favourite. it's super strong, orange blossom and vanilla and so can smell a little old lady on some people but on me it settles into something so spicy and sensual I just love it
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Mac turquatic. It’s smells really good. Someone always asks what I’m wearing
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I love revert from rue 21
It's a super soft floral smell and everyone tells me I smell so good when I'm wearing it even strangers.
I just enjoy that it doesn't have a overpowering fake smell
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Best perfume I've sampled all year, might get it for Christmas Iunno yet.
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This is one of my favourite perfumes, I love citrus-y scents.
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Has anyone here tried the Lush Solid Perfumes? How long do they last after applying? And how quick do you go through one?
I use Chloe Nomade and love it, but it's really hit-or-miss with respect to how it will interact with your body chemistry. I'd recommend wearing it for an entire day, to make sure that all of the notes work with you (I find that it smells quite different by the end of the day).
I also liked My Burberry, you might like that too?
Was going to say the opposite. As long as it’s not Lust then lush perfumes are quite nice.>>129712
Chloe Love Story is my signature scent. It smells way worse in store but when worn for a while it’s perfect. Youthful but elegant with floral scents.
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Has anyone tried this one? Does it smell like fruity shampoo yes or no?
I love this one so much and I hate it's so hard to find. I wouldn't say it smells like fruity shampoo but more like a really girly sweet cologne. I know some people pick out kiwi and watermelon notes so maybe my nose is a broken piece of shit. I will say it can be very overwhelming at first but it's a deceitful overwhelming cause it smells like it would last all day, but it really doesn't.
All in all, it's a nice scent but not for everyone.
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currently addicted to this, it's really girly and subtle and fun. >>72251
i stole a bottle of my mom's when i was like 15 and i miss it so much. every once in a while it will come in samples in magazines and i'll stuff my face in it. it's so good.>>98321
this is so good, too. their regular old sea salt is REALLY good too>>129686
i used this during a particularly short relationship and i feel like i can never wear it again but i wish i had a bottle for when i was feeling nostalgic because it wasnt a bad relationship lol
ahh I have this too. I can't wear one of my previously favourite perfumes anymore because there's bad memories attached to it. It's a sad thing.
I've always thought that maybe if I start wearing it again, after a while I'll get used to it and the scent will stop reminding me of that memory, but I've never tried.
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I dig this scent, you can usually find it at a good discount at Ross/TJMaxx/etc. but it doesn't smell cheap at all– Fragrantica is great for reading all the notes + reviews!
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Pleasures by Estee Lauder (the original one, not the gross new versions they've made.) I think I like it mostly because it's what my mom always wore and I have positive associations with it. I also really like One by Calvin Klein, but I've never owned it– only borrowed it lmao. I would really love to have a bottle of my own.
Those are the only two fragrances I've ever liked.
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Oh how do i miss the original lolita lempicka, the brand really fucked themselves over with the new bottle and reformulation, its just a terrible downgrade.
Im struggling to find old bottles now and its making me sad, there's nothing like the OG.
Thanks to the anons who recommended Alkemia ages ago. I've got a small collection now and I love almost all the samples I've ordered. Especially The love song of shu sin and Come to me.>>139101
I have a really old bottle of that that's green. I don't know if it's a special version as it doesn't say so on the bottle. It's one of my favorite perfumes but people respond negatively to it unfortunately.
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The green bottle is the discontinued Forbidden Flower!
I’ve never seen it, or smelled it lol, irl so i assume its pretty rare, hold on to it anon
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My first major and expensive perfume was Daisy Dream. I was drawn to the packaging as I was in middle school when I got it but I still enjoy it now for the most part.
My mom also used to have a perfume that gave me major nostalgia that I think came from Chanel? I think it's discontinued now.
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I don't know anything at all about perfume. What are some brands I should try and chemicals that I should try to avoid?
My biggest tip is to lurk at fragantica!
And honestly it all depends on the type of smells do you like, indie brands for more unique out of the wall stuff or classic luxury brands for well classic perfumes.
A good quality perfume sadly can get a bit pricey, so the rule of thumb is that if it looks too good to be true avoid it.
I second this, frantagica has everything you need to know about perfumes. If there's any you like, you can look it up and read what notes it has and other perfumes similiar to it. Or you can search by type or notes if you know there's something you like.
If you have 100% no clue I would just browse frantagica for a while and make a short list of a few scents you think you might enjoy and then sample them at the drugstore/perfumery when you can.
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this is my favorite woody perfume, and iirc it's unisex. i've used this site to find perfumes with notes i prefer, here are some juniper perfumes: https://www.fragrantica.com/notes/Juniper-142.html
though personally i wouldn't suggest a juniper-heavy perfume unless you want to smell like a gin hangover
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I found that the same perfume can smell completely different on me at different times…can anyone relate to this?
For example, I used to wear Hypnose by Lancome and sometimes it came off as sweet and vanilla-ish and other times it smelled completely bitter and dusty. I had to stop wearing it because I never knew what it would end up smelling like.
I noticed though that it tended to lean more bitter when I put it on immediately after showering
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I got a sample of this from Sephora and I liked it so much I decided to but a bottle! My husband likes the scent and one day I came home and guess what? He bought the same one for men.. I used to use CK euphoria but it started making me sneeze all of the sudden! Has anyone tried the Tiffany and co’s Tiffany? I’m curious and have heard good things about it
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Mon Guerlain edp.
Very pleasing and basic in that vanilla cake way, but the patchouli being toned down + the refreshing lavender and bergamot notes helps it not be just another LVEB / Coco mademoiselle copycat.
As in soliflore?
Jo Malone has some good scents although they don't last at all. Their red roses one is delicious and smells like the real thing.
Annick Goutal has good ones too.
Re: jasmin, the best one I've smelled was from one of those Korean/ Chinese cheap stores ( I think it was Mumuso or Miniso). For that one you might as well just get the aroma oil tho .
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My favourite perfume is DKNY Be Delicious in green. Gorgeous fruity scent that you don't need to spray on a lot.
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This one's on my list to try. From the reviews it smells like raspberries & something smokey. Does anyone have it?
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I recently got a sample of Vanilla Woods by 7 Virtues and wow… The scent is really lush, not at all like alcohol. It’s kind of like the grown up, streamlined version of Pink Sugar.
Base notes are vanilla, caramel, and amber
Heart note is rose
Top note is pear
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Has anyone tried Black Jade? It's top on my list of perfumes I want to try.
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samefag, forgot to attach image
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I actually wear Fame by lady gaga the most. Looking on the wiki and Gaga's vision cracks me up "Reports circulated in early 2011 that Gaga wanted the perfume to smell of blood and semen. The packaging lists the perfume's notes as "tears of belladonna, crushed heart of tiger orchidea with a black veil of incense, pulverized apricot and the combinative essences of saffron and honey drops".
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damn I forgot Lady Gaga perfume existed
Talking about celebrity perfume, I used to wear Black Star and it smelled delicious. Like chocolate. But it seems like it's nowhere for sale anymore.
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tbh there aren't many chocolate perfumes anymore
The reformulation of the XS line basically nuked the cocoa notes, it smells like rotten incense and whisky to me now.
Hey! I went out to sephora and bought it just because of this post and your description is spot on! I'm not going to lie, when I smelled it in the package it smelled great. When I initially sprayed it something smelled really off and it took a minute for it to go away but when it did, FABULOUS. I want to fucking bathe in it and have someone kiss my delicious smelling body all over.
Side note. Is there a way you should apply roller perfume? Is it just on the wrists and neck. Sometimes I feel like others can't smell it because you can't spray it on your clothes.
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This post reminds me of how I wore Britney Spears Fantasy everyday during my depressed high school days. I ended up with 3 bottles over one Christmas and this perfume became my replacement for showering. Now I have matured to a plain vanilla scent from Body Shop.
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This is my favorite rose perfume, its light but very noticeably rose
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Dzing! is one of my all time, close to my heart perfumes.
It's supposedly inspired by the circus and has a kind of funky animalistic quality, but I remember when I got a sample, it really hit me in a way perfumes never did. Like this shit spoke to me.
I am glad I took a chance on a fragrance that gets a lot of divisive reviews. I think it's beautiful, and there's really nothing like it, and I've smelled a lot.
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Has anyone tried Tuscan Blood Orange from Pacifica?(they sell them at target). It smells soooo good and citrusy
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Favourite perfume hands down. Limited edition unfortunately, so very little stock around and it’s increasing in price. Smells sweet and fruity, without being sickly. Pomegranate and red mandarin apparently, I don’t know but it’s incredible.
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a boy i didn't like bought me this for my birthday in sixth grade, and i hated him, but holy shit this smelled so good. i used it all the time for two years. i had never had any type of perfume before and didn't know how subtle to be so i'd spray myself five or six times before dates. once i went on a date and while my bf's parents drove us to the movies they kept saying how good i smelled and i felt really complimented without realizing they were probably trying not to say "holy shit girl relax i can barely breathe". it's britney spears' first perfume. i looked it up and apparently the top note is MAGNOLIA. any recs for magnolia-heavy perfumes for adults lol?
im pretty sure you can still get most of the britney perfumes.
For me it was curious, in control. I bought it in duty free on the way to the school ski trip. I bought a bottle recently, it was very out of date but it took me right back.
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My fav Britney perfume. Such a cute bottle too.
I've received more compliments wearing cheap ass celeb perfumes than when wearing expensive designer ones.. Especially Jlo Miami Glow and Christina Aguilera Signature.
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I have the Bleu de Chanel cologne because I love how it smells, but I have a problem where it just… doesn't really smell or last for some reason. If I put on one spritz on the side of my neck, the smell dissipates to almost nothing in an hour or two. If I put on enough for me to smell it longer, then it's just too overwhelming for myself and everyone around me. Whenever I pass by men who wear it, the smell will waft to me even if they aren't too close when they walk past me. Feels like a waste but I might just put a spritz on my shirt or something so the smell will linger a little longer since it doesn't seem to last at all on my skin lol (but I don't have BO either so I don't know if that plays a role either).
A coworker of mine gave me a free sample of Chanel No 5 that she got and I loooove it so much but I'm hesitant to buy it for the same reasons as above (received the Bleu as a gift).
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Do any of you wear a perfume for men?
I do wear the one in the pic(sometimes) because I LOOOOVE how it smells and it is so long lasting. I know its a basic-bitch one and cheap but idc. It's sexy af.
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>>145085>I don't want to potentionally smell nasty to someone else
I love a lot of difficult perfumes, but I also don't want to scare people. I save my experimentals and French vintages for when I'll be home all day, going somewhere low-traffic, or going to be around other perfume fans. Pic related. Modern Love is a fave, but it's also olfactory sexual harassment.
You didnt smell it before you bought it??>>146988
I don't think it smells super masculine tho! But if you like it that much too you should get a small bottle, it's cheap! And the sillage is amazing
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I used to feel like white floral notes ain't for me until i tried this one on. It was very gentle but intoxicating at the same time, perfect for daily use and it doesn't make me smell like a grandma lol.
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I'm very new to perfumes but I know that I like the scent of Japanese cherry blossom strawberry kiss from the body shop, but I'm a bit unsatisfied with how short-lasting it feels. What are some alternatives that are more longer lasting but retain the same sorta smell and are still relatively inexpensive? Is Gres Parfums Cabotine Rose a good alternative?
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My most recent perfume is this one which is such a nice blend between a bit spicy but floral without being too much. I also really like Alien and Hugo Boss Deep Red. I have one perfume that's just straight up for men as well because honestly a lot of men's perfumes smell better to me overall. Any good recommendations for other scents that have nice spice/woodiness to them with just the right sweetness to them?
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Le Parfum de Therese by Frederic Malle is truly the best thing I've ever smelled, I wear it daily. At night I like to spray vintage Femme de Rochas and the scent is still there by morning and I layer PdT over it. also has a really beautiful story behind it
some of my other favorites are Guerlain Mitsouko, and Samsara when I want to feel more cozy
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yeah, i’ve tried to find a carnal flower dupe but it’s impossible haha. i think the closest i got was a tom ford fragrance so that’s not really much of a dupe!
the nicest perfume i have is serge lutens’ la fille de berlin. i love the plummy, rich notes; it’s perfect for winter. i usually wear light florals but there’s something about this one that is so lovely. i love his other fragrances too, they’re so beautiful
Lipstick Rose is my shiznit!!>>148654
I really like this one too!
Thanks so much anon, will look into it.
If anyone has any solid or even roll-on perfumes they like I’d love to hear about them.
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Not sure if this is what you’re looking for but I have a solid of vanillary by lush! I have never used other lush perfumes (and really haven’t used a solid perfume since middle school) but I bought it for travel purposes pre pandemic and I love it! It’s a real ode to vanilla and I recommend it to anyone who’s a fan of the note like me but is bored with it as it is in mass market gourmands nowadays.
Also, anyone who’s found a fragrance with a prominent tobacco note that isn’t the typical cigars and bourbon fare for guys (esp bc I hate bourbon… why is that one of the only notes that is almost always purely realistic smh) I love TF tobacco Vanille but it’s out of my budget atm and am looking to find options that don’t break the bank!
This is me. I just never wear perfume, duh.
"Signature scent" my ass. Marketing gimmick to sell stale water at ridiculous prices. And it doesn't even smell nice.
1stly have you tried them on your skin or on those bits of paper? and have you smelt them immensely after or later in the day as well? some things that I feel meh about in the air smell great on my skin or the other way round plus my favourite perfume smells best like 4h after application lol.
overall don't fret though, its just a fun hobby and if you aren't feeling it then so what lol.
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I'm really feeling Clean Cashmere for fall and winter. Bergamot, lime, and cedar leaf, and it just smells so clean and pretty. It kind of reminds me of Johnson's baby soap in the yellow bottle.
I have a bunch of roll-on oils from Al-Rehab and I really like them. They're not the very best oils in the world but they've been like 70% good for me and they're only a few dollars a piece so it's worth it.>>162214
Maybe you could look into the different fragrance families and try out perfumes from each family. I had a lot of trouble finding perfumes I liked at first, because mass market perfumes in my budget all smell really similar imo.
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I think this could work for any occassion.
I can't describe it but its not sugary sweet. Its more of a full-body scent, a little sweet but not that much. Ulta describes it as floral, warm and sweet gourmand, and with notes of:
-Lavender, pear, bergamot(top)
-Coconut, praline, vanilla orchid(middle)
I haven't had the chance to wear this out yet but I spray it on my bed and couch and it smells amazing.
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Siberian Snow by D.S. & Durga. They discontinued it and I only have one bottle left. I am so so sad about it. It was my signature scent.
Amber, animalic, ether, feminine, green, medium bodied, and spice. "Rare, narcotic jasmine, crisp mint, Oriental amber, sandalwood & powdery incense. TOP NOTES wintergreen mint citrus labdanum incense HEART NOTES styrax jasmine sambac patchouli BASE NOTES amber civet opoponax.
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Is anyone familiar with licorice/anise scented perfumes? I'd like to try some different ones. I swear my old Baby Phat Luv Me I wore in my late teens had licorice in it and I loved it, was very sweet though. I've tried Lolita Lempicka, which I also like, but it's potent and clings all day long. It burns in my nose sometimes. I should find something less intense. Any suggestions?
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Does anyone else love Juliette Has a Gun - Not a Perfume…?
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Me too, green and like a forest. I love everything they make, not cheap though. I highly recommend the brand if you can find them. Siberian Snow worked with my body chemistry so well that I am mourning the loss. I want to try their new Amber Kiso because I love the scent of hinoki wood.
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Nta but Not a Perfume smells like my skin after I spent the day in a fancy antique store, but in a good way. It’s very subtly woody, a little musky and skinlike. A lot of people seem to have very different impressions of it though. A lot of people compare it to Glossier You, but it smells completely different from You, which is a cleaner musk and iris smell. I have a 10ml spray and I sometimes wear it alone but usually use it to amp up lighter perfumes. I will probably buy a full bottle at some point bc I consider it very practical and wearable
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this is my go to scent in the winter, smells like old books, vanilla and smoke on me, it’s so sexy i love it!
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Has anyone tried this? How is it? The sweet almons sounds amazing but I've also read a few reviews saying it dries down into florals, which I don't care for.
I recently ordered this and it came today!https://www.sugarmilkco.com/products/strawberry-macaron-perfume
It smells so damn good.
I got the 100 ml bottle, because I had already used a sample and grew to love it and also because it’s super super practical, since you can always layer it under any perfume to amplify it. I think you might be sceptical about it if you never tried it (on your skin! because it’s composed out of 2 chemicals, and it smells different on everyone, which I think makes it unique) . I think you can combine it with any other perfume you already own, and transform it into something exciting.
But as a stand alone scent it’s quite subtle … and unisex. It sometimes smells very sweet and almost like it has vanilla in it, other times it smells very manly and sexy ??… while still being very calm and not vulgar…
I like it a lot, it’s not loud but very interesting… you won’t fear not using it all up, since you can always use it with other perfumes, but I can’t say it would be a safe blind buy if your aren’t used to the cetalox. But I think it’s worth giving it a chance anytime.
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Thoughts on Vera Wang's Princess? I've heard good things and I adore the bottle.
I'm a perfume noob and I'd like to have a signature scent.
Additionally: I like sickly sweet scents and I'm a sucker for packaging. I'm a fan of the smell of Miss SO's Sugar Rush, which is candy and raspberry scented, but a little cheap smelling. Is there a nice, sweet perfume without being heavy on the alcohol-y smell?
It's a synthetic ambergris scent, Cetalox is just a brand name. You can get it in liquid or crystal form from ebay (look for ambroxide or cis-abeniol) for a fraction of the price. The other ingredient is alcohol, which is just the solvent and leaves no smell.
This trend is way overpriced.
unironically, ariana grande cloud. it smells like chocolate candy to me and doesn't have any non-sweet notes imo. plus its cheap and easily available.
britney midnight fantasy is very sweet too (basically think vanilla chewits) but the lasting power is like nonexistent, it's basically a body spray lol. juicy couture ones could be a good fit too, my favs are bowdacious and good old viva la juicy but they are more fruity smells and in case of bowdacious, basically pina colada. possibly olympia intense if you want something still sweet but bit more mature.
Every time I wear this I get compliments. A gay guy at my office actually bought some for himself.
My theory is that since it’s a common base smell in most perfumes, people associate whatever perfume is their favorite with the smell. Each person will smell something different and enticing to them alone, and it’ll always be vaguely similar to whatever scent is their favorite.
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I wish body shop would bring back the honeymania line i super loved this perfume and the body butter because it has such a subtle sweet flowery scent
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Does anyone else wear this? I am massively into woody, boozy scents and it always hits the mark for me. It is very cheap, but it lasts on me all day. Initial spray is very spicy but it dries down into this Dr Pepper-y, boozy and smoky smell. It's a really nice nights out perfume if you want something old timey to wear. My bf also really seems to enjoy it. Anyone got any similar perfumes?
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does anyone have any recommendations for perfume that smells like marzipan/almonds? I love lush's almond blossom, which they just recently discontinued, and wanna smell like it all day
thank you goddess
have u ever smelled it tho
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i really like this kayali vanilla perfume. it's a tad bit sweet and musky, and the vanilla scent doesn't smell cheap. one or two spritz can last all day without fading into nothing
Nta but I'm pretty sure anon was talking about Girl of Now that was also posted here >>169097
. I've sampled it and it's quite nice, though I don't know how it compares to that showergel.
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Flower by Kenzo is my go to. The scent just matches so well with my own skin flora. I'd recommend anyone who had tried other perfumes and felt like they smelled too sickly or musky to try this out, it's fresh and not too sweet or too strong.
I've always felt expensive and sexy wearing this.
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YES I love this one. My go to is L'elixir version but Flower is amazing too. I remeber it wasn't love from the first smell in the store but once I tried in on my skin, and smelled about an hour later, I knew that's the one.
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originally I didn't like it because it wasn't the super extremely sweet smell I was looking for right when I put it on. It's like the green part of a strawberry mixed with a little cotton candy? I'm a big fan now. It's my first big name fragrance.
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I hate to be that person but I’d probably just buy it for the package
It's on my fragrantica wishlist! Mostly for the bottle but the notes sound good too
It seems to only been sold on their HK website right now? hope it's not a HK exclusive
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Is Britney Spears circus fantasy worth it?? i've been reading reviews and everyone agrees on the same point,is for very young fans and doesn't smell like it belongs on the fantasy line. Help please
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le labo santal 33 mwahwwhwhwah
maison louis marie no. 4
when i was younger, i loved i love love, dkny be delicious, and daisy by marc jacobs.
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Anyone know of a dupe for this discontinued coconut scent with some longelivity? It's coconut and nothing else.
I mean, I get what you're saying. Its just that there are some great scents out there; kenzo amour, poison, dolce & gabbana pour femme, good girl, si, cacharel, etc. Scents and perfumes are inspired by feelings and targeted at certain personalities, but like, there’s no age for wearing chanel no 5.
If anything, I think it’s trying too damn hard to be seen as ~mature~ because you’re wearing a certain perfume. For instance, wearing a victoria’s secret body mist might come off as tacky to some people because it is a cheap scent that smells cheap, but even then it isn't equated to age.
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I know this feel, but with their neroli jasmine perfume back when it used to look like this. They changed the formula and it doesn't smell the same. I also miss when they carried Sun Glow. That was such a bombass fragrance.
>>170448> is going to make people around you think that you smell like a "little girl"
I said what other
with certain scents. You/other anon literally admits that certain scents can be perceived as 'trying too damn hard to be seen as mature' and that scents can be perceived as 'tacky' so we're 100% both saying here that certain scents can be perceived as or associated with certain things by others around us. But when I say I don't want to wear a scent that's generally associated with young girls or teens it's somehow wrong and "b-but anon, that's marketing!" Come on. I don't want to wear such scents, I don't stiffle myself that way, the perfume market it way too big and oversaturated for that, it's not a big deal.
That's it, this is my last post about it because this is stupid and I don't want to be banned for infighting.
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Has anyone used this? What do you think?
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i've been snooping around here for suggestions, but can any anons suggest something that's not sickenly sweet or too sweet with a nice fruity/floral smell? maybe a nice strawberry scent. My knowledge on perfume is weak. Pic related of what I currently use and I love it but VS does not make these anymore and it's hard to find
You just reminded me that I redeemed my Sephora points for a small sample of this awhile ago.
I tried it just for you anon.
Tbh, it's a generic floral smell and there's nothing special about it. You know that vague, base note florals smell from magazine perfume samples? Yeah, that. I sprayed it on my wrists about several minutes ago and I barely smell it already. It's a "clean" smell but not amazing. The bottle is clearly a gimmick to market something otherwise pretty run of the mill.
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burberry her is supposedly very strawberry scented, haven't sniffed myself but I got it for my mom and she loves it
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Hanae Mori butterfly is often described as a "strawberry milkshake". It's very feminine and cloudy.
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Has anyone tried Hanae by Hanae Mori? Based on its notes it would be right up my alley - fruity, sweet, gourmand scent - but I'm afraid it would smell juvenile
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Anons I come to you with recommendation;
normally I only like fruity smells but read such an enticing blogpost about This is Her by Zadig & Voltaire that I just had to try it, thankfully managed to find a tiny sample without buying an entire bottle and damn! The smell is nice sprayed on the paper strip, but on the skin it becomes AMAZING, sweet but in such a sexy way, I'm not a poet like all of these people describing perfumes on fragrantica but it really is worth a try. If you'd ever have an opportunity, go for it!>>172149
This sounds so great, I dont think fruity smells are juvenile, they're just on more "casual" side maybe. I'll be on a lookout for this one!
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Is Flowerbomb a safe blind buy if I like sweet scents? I'm thinking about buying the rollerball edition not the big bottle
i think so yeah, all viktor + rolf smells very pretty to me
theres another version of flowerbomb called flowerbomb bloom thats really nice if you’re looking for something sweeter
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Hello I wanted to share a fragrance I gifted to my mother, the smell is SO good and actually feels luxurious for being under 20€. It's on a mature side but more fresh (?) I can't quite describe it. Def strong and catching.
(Perfume is Riri by Rihanna "Kiss" in case pic doesn't load)
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I love sweet scents but this shit made me sick to my stomach. It reminds me of what a stale old lady smells like.
Try Volce Viva instead if you like sweet.
I'm with you anon, I cannot stand flowerbomb!
I love floral perfumes but flowerbomb is one of those scents that stay in my nose and make me feel a little nauseous.
I've found Estee Lauder modern muse to be my go to floral/woody perfume
I have a perfume that's supposedly a dupe for This is Her called Dalal by al Rehab. It's not really my taste, but I'd still recommend it to others.
Plus, even if you don't like it, it's $5 for a thing of the oil perfume.
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This or a close second would be Britney Spears's Fantasy.
I like clean and almost detergent like smells, its not overwhelming.
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probably the best smelling perfume ever, but it's way too expensive, I only had a sample lol
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Just bought this yesterday after maybe 2 years of trying to find a more adult/mature version of Daisy Eau So Fresh De Toilette, as I associate Daisy with my high school days. I'm obsessed with the Diptyque scent – it immediately reminded me of a cocktail I've had in the past but couldn't place, so the nostalgia factor is a plus.
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Guerlain's Insolence is my favorite. It smells like violet candies and the EDT is pink and has a slight raspberry scent. EDP is good too, and I like strong perfumes so I can smell it all day.
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Experiences with Parfums de Nicolaï? Guerlain's niece's co. They wouldn't allow a woman take over the company so she set up her own and was wildly successful kek. That story alone makes me want to buy from her. I'm especially interested in Néroli Intense. Exp?
Also, does anyone watch Smelling Great Fragrance Reviews on YT? He's a really nice bloke and extremely knowledgable, does giveaways too. Sorry if this been discussed in the thread, I skimmed and may have missed it.
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I like to drink at least a litre of aldi green tea daily so when i sweat there's a nice earthy smell. that's perfume but cheap.
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Does wearing an Escada perfume (or supersweet scents in general) scream cheap?
Seconding lazy sunday morning >>189868
also MM bubble bath, Jo Malone wood sage and sea salt, fresh life, a lot of the clean reserve scents, skylar isle, juliette has a gun (smells diff on diff people - on me it smells very clean), d&g light blue…
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this and Moonray Bloom are the best ones.
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i just got this today blind and it smells so good thankfully. kind of like a woodsy citrus, would be very pleasant in autumn
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I am really loving Flowerbomb! I love its sweet muskiness.
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Fell in love with Miss Dior Cherie's 2005 version when I was youngin but they have reformulated it and its so hard to find remaining bottles of the real version. I finally found a dupe of it on etsy thats pretty close and satiates my nostalgia for it. I would really recommend it to people who like sweeter scents that smell more high end.
Ime most of the big male perfume reviewers also wear the perfumes? But I feel like what you said about the gourmand scents is extremely true, but I find it true for both men and women. Like whenever I wear sweet smelling perfumes that I would class as kind of immature and tacky they do always get a lot of compliments from both sexes, significantly more than other kinds of scent. I’m not really sure why tbh. >>188183
I recently tried a sample of this and loved it so much but you’re not exaggerating when you say it’s strong. It ended up becoming cloying and stayed on my skin for days even after scrubbing it in the shower. I’m going to try again in winter and see if it wears better because it really is such a beautiful scent.
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Any anons that are into purchasing dupes? I'm currently waiting on an order from oil perfumery - one dupe of chanel chance and another of tom ford's santal blush. I've never tried the originals before and I've heard some dupes are hit or miss, but I'm excited regardless!
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Are there any perfumes similar to this cologne? It's my absolute favorite but my partner rags on me if I use it because it's a strong cologne rather than a feminine perfume. I'm trying to meet him half way because this scent is very nostalgic to me and I just really enjoy a neat clean scent.
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I'm suuuper picky about perfumes, but this Pop by Stella McCartney felt like it was made for me I love it so much.
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what perfumes will have men be deterred from me (and maybe make women more attracted to me as a bonus) as well as smell nice? I'm not gay, I just want men to be deterred from me. Pic rel isn't enough, as it could easily pass off as a scent intended for women. Is my only real option wearing suffocating amounts of axe body spray for this effect? (even though I doubt most women won't like it)
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Pic related will make you smell like an Orthodox priest who's been aggressively blessing a tank for 48 hours. I'd find that hot in a sexy lesbian vampire way on a woman and I'm pretty sure men wouldn't.
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For some damn reason they never have the the bottle I want, picrel. I have just a tiny bit left and don't wanna use it, and I don't want to order a counterfeit off Amazon, so I'm just patiently waiting I guess. I love the packaging and the bottle is just precious, but the smell is really gorgeous. It gives me 1950's but make it kinda hippie (and not grandma-ey) vibes. Luna would probably be frothing at the mouth lmao
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trying to decide if I should buy this as my summer frag. i've spent all summer looking for a summer frag and this and la vie est belle are the only two i like.
I tend to favor warm spicy/patchouli heavy scents which don't really work in the summer lol.
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This makes you smell like you showered with the world most expensive soap. It kinda give don't fuck with me / bad bitch vibes to.
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Kek my boyfriend loves such smells though>>205574
You can try this one. It's by Lalique, and it's also intended for men, although it's just a really nice woody scent that smells the best in humid weather. Sometimes it seems a bit peppery to me, mostly in hot weather, I guess it might me cypress (a top note). Other notes are vetiver, cashmere wood and musk. It's pretty affordable as well.
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Has anyone tried a diptyque perfume before? I've been really into fig leaf notes for a while and have been wearing un jardin en mediterranee as my go-to, and I kind of want something that's more intensely green and a little less like expensive hotel lotion. Diptyque's philosykos seems to fit the bill, but I don't really know anything about the brand and have only heard of their candles.
I am not a fig person so it's not my personal taste, but Philosykos is nice and it's one of their most popular scents. It's been a long time since I've sampled it, but I remember it being very fresh and dewy and a unique type of sweet. I've heard people say the longevity isn't great though.
Diptyque is pretty consistently good IMO. They're one of the more well-known niche houses for a reason, it's because their scents are approachable with a twist. I have Eau Duelle EDP, it's my favorite spicy vanilla.
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I love diptyque scents. I have picrel and the longevity is amazing. I find their scents to open quite heavily, but as they wear, they settle beautifully.
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I found MAC Ruby Woo EDP for cheap and I'm considering buying it blind. Has anyone tried it? I usually like basic bitch sexy perfumes like Black Opium, Crystal Noir, Givenchy Pi, TF Ombre Leather etc.
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i was recently reading random fragrantica reviews and looking at the mac perfumes, the reviews for the whole line were pretty abysmal but ruby woo seemed the least bad out of them
ok now someone keep me from spending a stupid $300 on this xerjoff lira. i got a sample and its my favorite thing i've ever smelled. has anyone found anything similar or even close for cheaper?
You and I are in the same boat. Lira is fucking incredible.
Most agree that the closest thing is Unknown Pleasures by Kerosene, which is half the price of Lira. But it's not an exact dupe. Unknown Pleasures has less citrus than Lira and more of a toasted coconut cake vibe. It's really really good, though I still like Lira a bit more. My BF likes both and can't seem to tell the difference.
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My friend bought me a Taylor Swift perfume for a joke and it's actually really nice. Maybe because it's made by Elizabeth Arden.
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Not a big perfume person, but as a former Lush employee I have something I want to share. I used to think aromatherapy was mostly talk – like, I enjoy good smells, but I was skeptical of huge mood changes or anything like that. But one day I broke a bottle of Lust perfume in the stock room, which soaked into my clothes. An hour later, I straight up felt like I had smoked a joint. More relaxed than I have ever been sober. Lush's other jasmine stuff has this effect too, especially the massage bars. I'm sure this doesn't work for everyone (if working at Lush taught me anything, it's how individual scent preferences/responses are) and I know a lot of people hate Lust, which I luckily love. But I spritz it on my pillow (and sometimes smear the solid under my nose when I'm stressed) and I feel like my bones are jello. Passing on the good word to my stressed nonas
(Also, while I'm here, I hate Snow Fairy so much. Unpacking those boxes made me literally gag, my god)
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Ah yes, I saw all of the Snow Fairy everywhere in Lush when I went to London last week, it's nice to know the accident with Lust perfume turned out to be a blessing nonnie
! I've just come out of quite a stressful few months so I might have to indulge in some.
I actually got myself Let the Good Times Roll today as a treat and now I smell of cake.
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Snow Fairy is revolting and I'll never understand how it became so popular. I enjoy sweet scents from time to time, but this one has always smelled so artificial and the staying power is shit.
Unrelated, but I really having been loving Sugar Milk Co perfumes for the last year or so. I have quite a few of them including picrel, Cherry Boba, Strawberry Milk, Peach Pie, Pumpkin Spice, Dream Cake, and I'm looking into possible Tea and Cake next. I just wish they were open all the time.
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Diptyque recs? I’m no perfume buff but I tend to lean towards fresh citrusy or sophisticated vanilla-y scents. I’m kinda keen on jo Malone as well.
You should mention the amount you want to get (minimum) for your 100usd. A 35ml 100usd bottle isn't the same as a 100ml 100usd bottle.
Also 100usd is still a lot of money lol, you can get reasonably sized bottles of popular scents for that money.
I don't care about the size that much but I would say 50ml or more would be ideal, I should have specified.
I don't know the price of perfume so I can't really know if 100 USD is considered expensive or not, I haven't used it since I was 12 haha. All the perfumes I've owned (as a kid) were quite pricey, though!
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Maison Margiela's Bubble Bath is unique and legitimately smells like a bubble bath! Soapy, fresh, like when someone walks out of a steamy bathroom. I love wearing it on cozy days at home.
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This sounds lovely! I might have to pick up the little travel size sometime.
Does anyone have experience purchasing from Dossier? Apparently they make dupes of popular designer perfumes for ~29$. I wouldn't expect them to be a perfect one-to-one of the fragrance they're duping, but I was looking at picking up their version of Carolina Herrera's Good Girl or Mugler's Angel.
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Alkemia's Halloween sample set got delivered yesterday. So far I've only tried on All Hallow's Eve but they all smell lovely from the vials. I've yet to buy a full size of anything because I have several samples from past orders that I really adore. My sample of Caveau des Innocents is the only one that's almost empty so I may end up getting a roller of that one soon
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Go figure that one of my most used and treasured perfumes is also the cheapest one in my collection
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Issey Miyake has always been a firm favourite of mine. A little goes a long way with it as well.
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What other teenaged weebs owned this?
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Cute! I love the fact that there's a pumpkin spice one of these, I might have a gander. I've been wearing Let the Good Times Roll at my workplace for a week and literally every single colleague has either stopped to keep smelling me or they've commented on a pleasant smell and asking what it is. I think it's working well with my skin thank gosh.
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I feel that, anon. I'm currently waiting for their next restock. I wish they'd let the website be open so we can at least see the perfume choices while we wait, but most can be pulled up on a google image search.
Really cringed at their harry potter sale though. Kinda wish they didn't do that at all. They kept spamming my email with reminders about hurrhurr butterbeer perfume uwu.
Literally no one said that. Not every scent is a dessert scent.
Ah yes…the sickeningly sweet smell of campfire smoke and whiskey said no one ever.
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I bought this on a sale and man the scent is divine but the staying power is complete ass, what a let down.
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Has anyone tried j-scent’s yawahada (or anything from the brand in general? It’s supposed to have pear, milk, and rice powder notes, which sounds super nice to wear in bed.
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This perfume has the wildest Fragrantica reviews, next time I'm in the city I'm going out of my way to smell it because I'm so curious
Mira is like a more 'mature' version of Soft, if that makes any sense. https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Al-Rehab/Mira-58745.html
I've tried their Red Rose kind and it truly does smell like actual rose, not that cheap rose scent that is akin to low quality hand soaps. What's the longevity of the Choco one? I've wondered about ordering it for some time, but the reviews were so mixed. I only tried a chocolate "fragrance" once many years ago when the body shop had their chocomania line and it was terrible.
Update, I found Molecule 01 and laughed out loud in the fancy perfume store lmao. Definitely agree it's a bizarre one. My impressions:>Top: copier machine at a public library >Middle: absolutely nothing! Like I sprayed myself with tap water>Base: burnt dust when you turn on a heater at the start of winter, dad's rusty metal toolbox
I know this sounds awful but I can see how some people are obsessed with it. The base is like nothing I've smelled before, it has huge staying power, it's a strange moreish mechanical vibe, not ugly but so unnatural I couldn't enjoy it. Obviously my body chemistry doesn't play particularly well with it, it felt like it got stronger over a few hours and I took a mid afternoon shower to get rid of it.
Final impression: this is what the AI in Her
probably smells like.
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I bought from Sugar Milk co on your recommendation. Ordered Peach Pie in the Sky, birthday cake and blueberry pie. The peach pie scent was a flop but the other two are really nice.
I’ll have to wear the peach longer tomorrow. Thanks for the advice nonnie
!! I plan on ordering from them again soon!!
I have a decant of this and other scents from this brand. Hope you're still here to see this anon.
It is nice but super dependent on hormones, I've never experienced anything like it. Some days of the month I'm completely anosmic to it. Sometimes it smells great, sometimes it smells more or less warm while others it smells more cool, it may have a floral edge that is gone the next time I wear it. It smells different sprayed on versus dabbed on. I'm not sure how to feel about it. I really like it some days, but on the days I can't smell it I'm let down. It also smelled sweeter once off birth control. I'm thinking of decanting into a roll on since I preferred it dabbed. Anyway I have some others:
Ramune: grape ramune, sparkling and sweet. I feel too old to wear it, good for kids, teens and early 20s.
Rakugan: smells like De La Rosa Mazapan but more 'generically nutty' than peanut specifically, you can smell the confectioner sugar too. Too sweet for me.
Roasted Green Tea: smells exactly like genmaicha. There's an off putting peanut note in the opening that lasts all of 5 seconds. It does exactly what it sets out to do and everyone I asked to smell it agreed but I didn't personally like it. This is a non sweet tea.
Paper Soap: the strongest scent they had, its a nice 'soap' type scent. I prefer the dry down to the opening, its a bit too strong. I like this on my clothes, I spray it onto a small fabric sheet and toss it with my clothes when they set to dry. I use unscented detergent so this makes my clothes smell nice, I don't really like it on myself.
I got these as part of a personal decanting circle with my friend and sister. I'll try to get their opinion on them.
I've been trying to get into perfumes and figuring out what all these various notes smell like. I've learned that perfume goes really sweet on me, either my skin chemistry or my nose being sensitive to it. So lots of popular stuff doesn't work for me. Particularly in regards to indies I've realized that the consumer base tends to prefer indies over mainstream/niche because they often prefer sweeter gourmands and this affects their perception of other fragrances in that space so you need to take reviews with a grain of salt. I'd like to get something this new guy I'm seeing would like so reading that men like really sweet scents on women is demotivating. >>211566>>211615
I actually just got a big sampler order from her and it included those two scents in specific.
Come to Me I'm really liking, not too sweet.
Silken Tent I was disappointed by. It is one of her most popular scents which is why I ordered it but it is way too sweet. I wish she would sell alcohol based spray samples so I could test it on my clothes to see if the scent develops differently. The opening was gorgeous but once the caramel notes came out it was game over for me.
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I got really into perfumes half a year ago and researched pretty much all of it. Then ended up becoming an Alien Mugler bitch. Honestly, I didn't have to waste so much time to be so basic but oh how I love it. Only wish Alien Essence Absolue came back.
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I've never used perfume but my brother's gf recently gave me a bottle of Angel Muse as a gift and I absolutely love it and have been inspired to get into perfumes. My sense of smell isn't very refined but the spicy and woody notes of Angel Muse stand out to me. Does anyone have recommendations of similar perfumes to this and for fairly affordable scents for a beginner to try out?
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This is the weirdest perfume I have in my repetoire. It smells so odd to me, the only way I can describe it is "babypowder but more feminine". And even still, I don't think that covers it. It does not smell fruity or woody, it smells very powdery and sweet (as in like candy, not very fruity). I can't tell if my nose is immature or something because I really don't smell any of the top notes, like usually I have a pretty easy time identifying notes in perfume, but I can't for the life of me smell any of the things it's supposed to smell like. I do like it because it's so weird and different from the perfumes I usually wear.
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I miss her so much.. Still got a bottle left but I don't want to use it I just smell it once in a while.
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I don't know how you guys feel about dupes but honestly picrel is so fucking good. It smells like cherry's and almonds and is just divine. It smells really spot on for Tom Ford's Lost Cherry and actually lasts longer and has a decent price. Just had to put this out there because god I love this smell.
Thank you anon! I will definitely give it a try.>>221873
I have their dupe for Black Opium and I really enjoy it. I've been thinking about trying Cherry Smash because most online reviews make it sound really promising! also I love dupes, poorfags rise up!!
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The only perfume I've ever been obsessed with is Brit by Burberry. It's a very sweet dry down but at first spray it smells kind of sexy. I've tried other sweet perfumes with vanilla or almond and they smell really juvenile. Is there any suggestion that an anon can give me for similar perfumes (possibly with vanilla and/or almond) that are sweet but not juvenile? I'm going to be 24 this year. Thanks nonnies.
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I love me some dupes. Your post reminded me of this. Recently bought. Many people on fragrantica call it a Lost Cherry dupe. Also affordable.
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Cheapie for Mon Guerlain lovers
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Cheapie for Dior Poison Girl lovers
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What was everyone's first designer fragrance? Mine was Nina by Nina Ricci, it's a sweet, slightly citrus-y apple scent
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Eurofag can you recommend me a fragrance (perfume, body mist, etc.) that smells like clean clothes? I want to smell fresh like a cloud
pic unrelated it's just cute
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Can nonitas that has this, how would you describe the scent? Also how is the wear time?
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I wanna try Coach Dreams Sunset. I'm gonna have to blind buy it online. Kinda intrigued because one of the top notes is pear ice cream.
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thoughts on fidgi by guy laroche? my mom got it for me and she insists it's "for young girls" but it smells really pungent and powdery to me. I hate the smell of talc in general so maybe I'm just particularly sensitive to it in perfume?
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So I recently ran into this in a store and tried it because I was also curious! My mini review:
When I sprayed it on the test paper, I kid you not, I could barely smell anything, just a very faint, powdery vanilla scent. I wondered if there might be something off with my nose because people on fragrantica described this having a strong projection, so I was surprised.
Then I decided to spray it on my wrist, and that's when the scent came out as it was supposed to. It's a milky, whipped creamy, lotion-y scent with a noticeably chestnut note. Delicious. It made me want to lick my wrist lmao. I am honestly surprised that Zadig&Voltaire marketed this as as a cool, 'rocker' scent because this felt romantic to me in a way
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Anyone recommend this or similar apricot scent? >>223386
oooo this has me intrigued, gonna go and try it tomorrow
Can't help you other than advising you should stay away from Narciso Rodriguez' fragrances as they are super musky kek. I think perfume creators usually put musk into sweet fragrances to keep them from becoming too coying and give them an 'edge'.
But I think there might be some ingredients that can translate as 'musky' like vetiver and oakmoss (but maybe it's just me). For example the last fragrance I tried was This is Her (Zadig) and even though there's no musk in the notes, there was clearly a muskiness in the drydown (maybe it was the pink pepper…?)
Meh, the only ones judging you would be perfume consoomers or (more often) someone with a negative association of that scent, which is more likely with common scents.
As a perfume nerd I love recognizing scents on people, and people are usually chuffed I guessed their scent right. I love noticing how a fragrance I know well presents on another person. As perfumers say, "the skin is your true base note" and even when you're wearing a scent 1000 other women wear, none of them smell exactly the same as you do when you wear it.
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how come most of the perfumes that I use last less than 15 minutes, even though they're rated as having moderate length and silage? Does it have something to do with my skin?
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This is the description of the bath & body works body spray I like (Dark Kiss) do any anons know of a better quality perfume that may have similar notes?
Tbh the thing people say is most similar to it in a eau de parfum concentration is a celebrity scent. Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy. I can't vouch because I've never smelled Dark Kiss. Midnight Fantasy notes are Top: Plum, Sour Cherry and Raspberry. Middle: Orchid, iris and Freesia. Base: Vanilla, Amber and Musk.
It's not a perfume I personally love but it lasts well.
It does seem like a very conformist culture from an outside perspective. They all strive to look and smell and act the same.
I'm guessing there was a lot of diptyque and kilian?
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Fragrantica review of snowy owl. I checked to see if this was a troll account but no, seems real.
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It's actually really nice, worth trying.
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The first time I tried this it smelled too boozy for this but just tried it again now like a year later and I love it. Cherry and leather. I can barely smell booze.
It's been discontinued? Fuck.
Any good affordable dupes?
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YSL Libre intense is SO GOOD, very sophisticated, long lasting and warm.
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Give me your fave gourmand recs (perfume that smells like sweets, baked goods etc)
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How come younger women tend to gravitate to sweeter, fruitier scents, but then move towards more intense scents? I’m pretty young andI gravitate to more fresh, clean scents or flowery scents, but I can’t imagine getting into stronger scents since I hate them, but I often hear about women who used sweet scents when they were younger, but then transitioned to stronger scents when they were older
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Ordered from Alkemia on a whim; bought Silken Tent and Salome because of the overwhelmingly positive reviews. Should have also bought Arabesque since I love orientals (Habanita being my whole time fav). Really excited about finding a fragrance from them that I love so that I can order the alcohol free version to put in my hair.
I used to work in a perfume boutique and moms would bring their daughters in for their first bottle, there were two big reasons they left with something easy, light and sweet. First when they think about what scents they like, they think about what's familiar: body products, body sprays, scented lip balms etc. Which are almost always those safe, sweet and sparkly scents. They don't have experience to know just because vanilla cookies smell nice, doesn't mean you want to smell like that all day.
Secondly they DO NOT want to smell like their mothers or their mother's friends. Of course our customers were all perfume collectors so that eliminated many interesting, more complex or "mature" options. Not sure if the average girl in a mall feels the same.
The majority of girls also chose recognizable brands for their first bottle, even though over half our store was indie brands. Versace Bright Crystal was very popular as a debut bottle.
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i bought this Diptyque solid perfume at the duty-free the other day and I'm obsessed. the packaging is beautiful and heavy, plus the scent is just gorgeous.
I'll just say what the most extreme gourmands I have are!
Let The Good Times Roll from Lush. It's a body mist that lasts and projects more than most perfumes. The notes are butter, popcorn, caramel and cinnamon. It won't make you smell like a movie theater. I don't even get popcorn from it. You'll just intensely smell of some sort of a baked good. People will think there's cookies. You gotta have a lighter hand with it.
Second is Chocolate Greedy by Montale. It smells like a jaffa cake at first and then the orange dies down and I get a cocoa pops kind of vibe. Later on my nose gets used to it, I'd say it's like cocoa powder. Wore it to work just once and similar to the first one I talked about, people had a brief hope that there was cake in the office, lol.
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nonnettes please help, i need a dupe for this jo malone fragrance.
these are the scent notes:
Lavender, Myrrh, Tonka Bean, Vanilla, Almond
and the main accords:
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Thanks for the recs nona I’ll check them out.
While on gourmands, i was browsing Amazon when I came across this - choco musk by Al-rehab. It’s an Arabic perfume for like 12 bucks and for that price it’s pretty fucking amazing.
>powdery chocolate cereal and cocoa butter. Creamy, soft, milky, lots of vanilla
Also lasts better then a lot of high end.
Yea i discovered arabic perfume roll ons on this thread and damn they’re nice.
Choco musk does smell like nice cocoa unfortunately the musk is still there and that’s a deal breaker for me, i can’t stand that powdery smell
But i really like fruits, i put it on my arms after my unscented stick deodorant and it’s very sweet
I went to try Noa today and it was really nice! Thanks for the rec.>>222171>>225120
I'll check on them if I ever see a store that sample them, thanks!
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I just fell in love with this parfume, but it's limited edition. Nonas do you know how long those are usually for sale? Are they always discontinued after they're sold out?
Just got some samples from lempicka, it was fun trying them with my mom. I miss getting them at the store.
Also, lempicka homme smelled the best out of the bunch
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Anyone got experiences with Britney Spears perfumes? How’s the longevity? I heard they’re great value and I hade no idea she has a pretty big catalogue.
I’ve been eyeing VIP private show.
It sounds like it might have been L'Homme Ideal by Guerlain? I haven't smelled it yet but yesterday I blind bought a used bottle online as a gift for my husband.https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Guerlain/L-Homme-Ideal-Eau-de-Parfum-37735.html
It's rated 4.38/5, I hope it's as nice as it sounds.
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Went into Macy's to test YSL La Paris which someone recommended to me as a good fruity perfume and ended up sampling Mugler Angel Nova by chance and liking it way more.
I remember hating Angel and Alien when they both came out, so I never gave either line a chance after that. I think it's trying to target gen z.
>top notes: lychee, raspberry
>mid note: damask rose
>base notes: akigalawood, benzoin
So basically it's fruity and woodsy with a bit of rose water.
White floral give me headaches, so it's nice the only floral in this is just rose to bridge the gap between the fruitiness and woodsiness.
I can't stop thinking about the scent, so I think I might pick up a bottle.
Does anyone know how the staying power is on it?
I received this fragrance as a present… I loved the way it smelled in the bottle and on first spray but that changed quickly. Within only 10 minutes I broke out into a rash where I sprayed it (only sprayed on chest) and the scent changed (body chemistry). Washed it off immediately but a headache was already coming on and the rash wound up lasting through the next day. The scent did linger after the initial wash off which is good if you want staying power but it was awful in my situation. Most probably aren’t going to have an adverse reaction but I’m not exactly sensitive to beauty products in general so it was very offputting and I honestly can’t recommend it.>>230202
Yeah, and Angel Nova came out in 2020 which is why anon said she thinks they’re attempting to market it to gen z.
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Do you wear perfume to go to sleep?
Do you have a specific bed-time perfume?
Mine is Anais Anais by Cacharel, big nostalgia scent that helps me sleep
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Has anyone experienced liking a scent, but then hating it on your skin and vice versa? With Cloud by Ariana Grande, to me, it feels more 'clean' on my skin, compared to on paper, which I really like. I also liked Marc Jacob's Daisy Dream on paper, and although I kinda liked it on my skin, it wasn't as good as on paper. I don't really understand HOW my skin effects the perfume, because it would be helpful. I might try J'adore to see if it smells nice on my skin
To me it smells like powdery florals, kinda smells like dolls? like a scented barbie doll? Depends of your skin chemistry I expect>>235468
Ye, I feel like it's a nostalgic smell for a lot of people since it's a common "first perfume" gift>>235436
I remember liking La Petite Robe Noire on my friend. She made me try and on me it smelled like pure haribo strawberries candy left out in the sun or strawberry advil medication
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Thoughts on lush perfumes? I have vanillary and while it’s a nice vanilla that lasts stupidly long it kinda gets a bit plastic action figure-ish at some points. Also have Sun thats straight up delicious orange juice but sadly doesn’t last as long.
My fave is All Good Things, it’s been discontinued but it’s a really good fall/winter scent. When their newest one, Shade, came out I tried it because it’s also spicy but it smelled awful on me.
I also have a couple of the body sprays right now, and using Jungle got some compliments. I heard that the perfume from their monthly box called Tropical Fruit is the same scent.
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Does anyone else struggle to test smell more than 2 perfumes a day when testing out perfumes at shops? The coffe beans don’t work
Don't know if it's just placebo but I once read in a manga
that smelling your own skin, like the back of your hand or your wrist, will "reset" your nose.
I think my fave perfume is L'air du temps, by Nina Ricci. Anybody else loves it? It's been going on since late 40's or early 50's iirc, and the two doves are so cute, but have to be dusted if you keep it as decor, then again it was meant to be displayed, so. It's hard to choose one single scent amongst all, yet this is the one I come back to as a timeless classic.>>246407
Off topic: I want to bury my face in that fluffy beast so bad!!
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Is there a specific reason why most fragrances turn super sweet on your skin? Maybe related to skin types? Both of these unisex frags (Autumn Vibes by Replica on the left and BR540 on the right) turned disgustingly and nauseatingly sweet on me. A lot of people say the left smells too masculine and I rarely see people saying BR540 is nauseatingly sweet. I'm clueless why my skin is amplifying sweetness but I think it'd be helpful to identify why this is.
I've had this happen with a lot of niche frags I sampled off LuckyScent and was shocked when I read reviews saying that they don't get sweetness at all. I need to figure this out before I waste more money on perfumes that smell gross on me.
I have oily skin and my favorite perfume is YSL Libre for reference.
>>246624>I rarely see people saying BR540 is nauseatingly sweet
it smells absurdly sweet on every single person i've ever smelled it on. i feel like i'm constantly inundated by it every time i go out and it makes me feel sick to my stomach. I don't get the hype at all.
haven't smelled autumn vibes in a while but BR540 is definitely objectively very sweet.
Have you smelled By the Fireplace by Replica? That one also smells sweet on me. Same vibe as the other two I mentioned.
What perfumes do you like anon if you don't mind me asking?
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Hm I'm not familiar with the nivea cherry lip balm but maybe you could try out perfumes with cherry notes in them like picrel?
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I usually go for super sweet scents but tried this in Zara and had to buy it because I couldn't stop thinking about it. It's a fresh aquatic scent with a slight sweetness to it. It's a lot like Acqua di Gioia but slightly sweeter, I actually prefer this one. Also the box is so pretty kek
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this was the first thing I was when I went on lucky scent and I'd thought I'd just post it here. The notes make it seem like it's not for me, but it might be for other anons
Apparently the notes are Sage, Apple, Milk, Lily of the Valley, Heliotrope, Violet, Jasmine, Cedarwood, Vetiver, Benzoin, Musks, Amber
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Has anyone tried the new Daisy flanker? I'm of two minds about it- some of the base notes are super fresh and gorgeous, but I find the white florals and citrus top notes to muddle together into this overly sweet, cheap-smelling watermelon-y mess. I normally love the Daisy line, but I just can't justify paying that much for something that smells like bargain chemist body spray.
i have tried a cherry scent from bath and body works and…it smelled like cough syrup. nivea’s cherry scent has a sweet yet tart and soury notes to it. like a cherry flavored candy. couldn’t find and sample escada in my local mall.>>248020
i saw an advert for these zara perfumes and the range includes a cherry scent. have you tried it?
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i just got this after continuously missing restocks for nearly a year. it gets criticized for being boring because it's basically philosykos without the fruit but it's perfect to me for that reason. just a straight up slightly sweet green.
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I love this perfume. It's sweet and girly and fresh, great for summer. I sampled it at Ulta and almost bought it, but I feel like I have a lot of other similar perfumes. Might still pick it up later.
Has anyone sampled the billie eilish perfume? What are your thoughts?
kek it’s LC’s official perfume!
I actually sampled this and wasn’t a fan but I’m almost tempted to get this one just for lolcow
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Does anyone have favourite childhood/teens perfume that got worse over years and now you barely can even stand it?
I used to be a huge fan of original first Lolita Lempicka but over years they changed formula and it got worse and worse. My co-worker still uses and it triggers me.
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necroing this post but be careful with Encre Noir because all the vetiver just makes it smell like pickled ginger and barbershop disinfectant on me
Picrel got recommended to me while I was at Macy's and I hated it on paper but it smells really good on my skin - very sweet and tobacco-y but with a slight green edge and enough woodiness to make me not want to hurl, as I really loathe most sweet scents. Hilariously enough, my boyfriend also really likes wearing it and on him it smells considerably more masculine since more of the coriander, cardamom, and leather comes through. The scent reminds me of the Shea Cashmere hand cream from Bath and Body Works that I used a lot as a teenager, but a little deeper and greener. I like it quite a bit.
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I have this memory from my childhood of going to Sears with my mom and sampling this perfume that smelled exactly like chocolate chip cookies. Does anyone have any idea what it might have been or similar smelling perfumes?
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Has anyone here tried this before? I can never decide if I like how it reacts with my skin, it settles into a predominantly soapy scent that almost hurts my nose a little. Also my gf never compliments it so I think it's time to let it go.>>248019
I'm so mad at myself for not hanging onto the bottle I had of this, I loved this scent
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also Clinique Happy from my step grandma but I hated it.
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Call me basic but this is my favorite lowkey errand/house cleaning scent. I really feel like it energizes me. Idc if its almost as old as I am.
I also picked up sunflowers by elizabeth arden because I'm sort of in my Drug Store Classic phase of collecting and it smelled just like my oldest cousin who would make me watch the spice girls movie on repeat with her when I was 5. It was almost triggering.
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Any nonnas offering recommendations for a perfume noob? I’m looking for a date night perfume, something that smells sexy without being too sweet or fruity. Have been considering a CK scent but thought I’d come here and ask around first. Any advice helps!
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my favourite perfume, it's sweet and clean at the same time, really polite too>>252537
I love it and almost all of its variations. The pear version is so juicy.>>252599
Great choice nonna, I'm thinking of getting it next. How is the longevity?
the longevity on my skin is pretty standard.
I find the sillage to be quite intimate, it's not one of those perfume you can smell from miles away (which I really like).
my boyfriend loves it too lmao
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go for something heavy on the spice. I feel pretty sexy in picrel. also Tabu and Kenzo Jungle Elephant. Obvs ymmv. Im not the best at reccs bc scent is so personal. but it's a direction to look towards maybe.
You are so boring>>252755>>252750
I am a butch lesbian, lol. Thank you for your support fellow anons, I asked my gf about it and she said she likes it and it smells 'kinda powdery' which makes sense to me, it's dry and floral, a little acrid. The bergamot and neroli overpowers the warm elements more than I'd like which is why I'm not sure about it. Slightly related but I'd really like to try philosykos, it's just too damn expensive.
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Honestly, I smelled picrel at sephora once and I really want to buy it. Anyone else into it?
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Yes, go for it anon! I just smelled it today actually. I like a lot of their scents. I was given picrel for my birthday last week and I love it so far, it settles into my skin perfectly and it's sweet without being cloying. It's the illicit green version of black opium, I'd love to hear some opinions on it if anyone has any. Hopefully no one's offended by this one, it's for women.
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Any anons have suggestions for which brands to try discovery sets of? I'm wanna expand to niche perfumes particularly and might try out Ellis Brooklyn (picrel). I might also try Maison Crivelli since I saw that on TikTok. I'm purposefully avoiding brands that are $300+ per bottle for my bank account.
I like feminine or unisex fragrances. Not anything polarizing or too photorealistic. I like to smell like I sprayed perfume, not like I got done walking out of a forest. I've already tried discovery sets from Replica and Jo Malone btw.
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I was thinking abt getting Ombre Leather by TF. Do you guys think it's too boring? I realized that I prefer mens/unisex perfume more because there's an edge to it, sometimes women's perfume tend to be on the sweeter/fruitier side (not that i hate it) but its definitely not for me anymore ever since i found what i ACTUALLY like.
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Have you tried Juliette has a gun? I think they are quite affordable and has a set like you said, they aren't exactly a perfume brand though.
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Anyone have this? I’m on the fence on a blind buy. I can’t smell it irl sadly and from what I read online it’s either a boozy vanilla or old lipstick.
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The only perfume I wear. I adore it. English Pear and Freesia.
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Tested Goldea the Roman Night and loved it so I decided to purchase, but being a dumbass I bought the absolute version which is quite different lol. Luckily I like this one too, can't smell it on myself but I've had people meters away ask me what I'm wearing so it projects quite a bit and I'm a bit noseblind to it. Its also eternal on clothing, and smells like a delicious rich jam. I'll get random wiffs of it out of nowhere on furniture and clothes I thought never got in contact with it. People on fragrantica have been comparing it to Black Orchid a lot, can anyone confirm?
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I'm trying to figure out any patterns in terms of what perfumes I like. I know I hate:
-mature, intensive, warm/spicy perfumes
-white floral perfumes, since they usually smell bad imo or like nothing at all
-citrussy and clean perfumes like D&G light blue
-overly sweet perfumes like Britney Spear's Fantasy.
Most of my opinions on perfumes are based on me trying them in stores, rather than actually buying them. Does anyone notice any patterns in the perfumes I like? because I'm struggling to extrapolate the possible connection between them so I can make better judgements of what perfumes I might like in the future
Here's a general list of perfumes and my opinions on them:
>Bitter Peach Tom Ford
>Lost Cherry Tom Ford
>Narciso Rouge Narciso Rodriguez
>Lazy Sunday Morning Maison Martin Margiela
>Beach walk Maison Martin Margiela
>Burberry Her Burberry
>Good Girl Carolina Herrera
>English Pear & Freesia Jo Malone London
>Peony & Blush Suede Jo Malone London
Kinda like but not extremely
>DKNY Be 100% Delicious Donna Karan
>Daisy Dream Marc Jacobs
>Cloud Ariana Grande (lacked depth)
>Blue Jeans Versace
>Red Jeans Versace (bit too artificial)
>Viva la Juicy Juicy Couture (too sweet)
>Narciso Narciso Rodriguez (smelled like nothing)
>Fantasy Britney Spears (too sweet)
>Narciso Rodriguez For Her Narciso Rodriguez
>White Patchouli Tom Ford (idk how to describe it other than it smelled like piss)
>Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Narciso Rodriguez (bland)
>Eau de Soleil Blanc Tom Ford
>Youth-Dew Estée Lauder (smelled like piss as well)
>Light Blue Eau Intense Dolce&Gabbana (too clean and chemically)
>Perfect Intense Marc Jacobs
You've just got to appreciate them for what they are. Solids are a just-for-me, staying home experience. I don't use extra tools to apply, just lift up a bit with the back of my nail and massage it on my pulse points and chest so I catch a whiff now and then.
I always appreciate how much history solids have and how inconceivable it was to smell so beautiful for most of human history.
If you want others to smell you across the room, of course go for EDP, but I rarely wear them unless I'm going out. Solids are my go to daily ritual.
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I recently bought this during the Sephora sale and I'm obsessed. I'm actually surprised I enjoy it so much because I have a ton of higher end perfumes, and to me the brand/packaging just seemed cheap, but when I smelled it in person I couldn't stop thinking about it. it reminds me of Soleil blanc by tom ford or vanilla abricot by comptoir sud pacifique. it's so cheap so I can spray it liberally and the smell lingers really nicely!
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Any thoughts on Escada's Cherry in Japan? I really like it and I'm thinking about picking it up, but the big 3.4 oz bottle is currently out of stock at Ulta. Apparently it's limited edition, so I wonder if I should just settle for the 1.7 oz bottle, or if I should wait for a restock?
Interesting, I was just rubbing my fingers into it but I like your method better, seems more efficient. >>257623
I usually use it at bedtime for that reason as well>>257647
Ooh you should try their pistachio and salted caramel scent, I love it. I thought it had good staying power for a body spray too, I love using it as a layering scent.>>257679
I like it! It's a very sweet, basic cherry scent. I think it's an inoffensive crowdpleaser, mouthwatering if you love cherries. I wore it in highschool so it has associations of youth for me as well. It's extremely similar to cherry in the air so if you really want a big bottle, you could use that as a sort of dupe if they have it in stock for the size you want.
Yeah I love the escada tropical or fruity scents, been wearing then since I was a teenager and now in late twenties.
I wear other more "mature" perfumes too but tbh escada is my fave.
I tried an escada cherry one years ago I think and it was really nice, I love cherry though.
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Why does my perfume smell so radically different at different times? I had one heavenly moment when I first bought Ariana Grande's Cloud and I sprayed it on right before bed. I woke up 7 hours later to an absolutely dreamy, marshmallowy, spun-sugary bliss. I just kept huffing myself for an hour and felt like I had truly found my favorite scent. Unfortunately, I haven't had the same experience since. I thought it was just that I really love the dry-down but I can't "find" that perfect sugary scent within Cloud again. I've tried to replicate that special day to no avail.
>take a shower, dry off, put on unscented lotion, spray whole body: nope
>take a shower, dry off, put on cocoa body oil, spray whole body: nope
>> a shower, dry off, no lotion, spray whole body: nope
>spray clean body AND clothes AND hair: nope
>spray only clothes: nope
>spray only bed sheets: nope
With each experiment I of course wait 7+ hours to see if it was just the dry-down scent I loved. I've also of course tried overspraying, underspraying, etc. I'm crazy enough to start experimenting with different clothing fabrics because I want that scent back so badly. Currently, I just get a generic perfume aisle alcohol smell. No signs of that first amazing whiff and no signs of spun sugar, I don't even get a passing whiff. The bottle is not remotely old or antyhing. I'm starting to think I just had a day where my diet was such that my skin PH was so specifically perfect, or that that night the temperature in my room lead me to sweat the perfect amount or something, lol. Any advice is greatly appreciated, sorry for the long sperg, I'm desperate.
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Has anyone tried anything from this perfume house before? I saw this particular scent in one of the perfume subreddits' masterdocs of fragrances that smell like forests and ngl, the thought of smelling like a Pacific rain forest all day is very appealing. I might just get a sample size for shits and giggles, but I have also been buying too much perfume lately so I don't know if I should.https://orchidscents.com/?product=olympic-rainforest
super late reply, did you wind up liking it nonny
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Yes! I love Olympic Orchids; so happy to see this house here. Ellen's perfumes are super unique and sometimes just downright strange, a lot of them being more like little art pieces than wearable scents. "Golden Cattleya" is one of my top #5 perfumes of all time though, and that one is a super wearable honey cream-soda scent. I unfortunately haven't tried any of her "scents of place" but I've also been looking to sample them, especially the one you posted. Her scents have many aspects to them that are super literal and photorealistic, so my guess is if the description suggests moss and rotting leaves, you should be prepared for moss and rotting leaves: decay and all. If you decide to get samples and you think you'll like kind of haunting, woodsy scents, I recommend trying "Woodcut". I never really wore it much because it demanded so much attention and was kind of spooky, but I would just occasionally smell it as an experience. I say go for it though- I think the worst case will be that you'll find it too strange to wear but it will be a super interesting olfactory experience very unlike most perfumes. Pic unrel lol
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diptyque is great. i didn't really care for philosykos but eau duelle (vanilla, but not as sugary or overpowering as most vanillas) and do son (white florals) are great. if you want citrus-y scents, their l'eau des hesperides is really nice as well. a lot of diptyque scents tend to just smell like grass to me, so if you're going to get anything, i'd get something with really specific notes since they can sometimes come off as bland
I used to like fruity and really sweet perfume, but now I can't like a perfume unless it has a wood note in it. I wear more earthy or oriental perfumes now. I like vanilla sometimes, but there has to be something to balance it out.>>271092
Same. I don't know why, but most perfume marketed toward women smells syrup-y sweet to me. I still like smelling them, but I don't feel like they are "me" when I try wearing them.
Question since you seem familiar with dipthyque
I smelled eu rose in person and thought it had a strong lychee note along with the rose, so I picked up a small bottle of it via scentsplit
It smells nice, but I don't detect any lychee at all… I thought maybe it was an "on the skin" issue but even on sample paper it didn't have any lychee
Am I just delusional? Did I mistake it for the wrong perfume? I did sample quite a few that day
I really love lychee scents though and would love to find a nice perfume with it as a central note…
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Could someone recommend me a perfume with similar notes to this body spray? It is my absolute favorite scent but finding a similar perfume has been strangely hard. And yes, I've tried all of the current Zara perfumes but none really come close at all, they are all too fresh and citrusy.
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I gotta gush, friend got me this perfume for a gift a while back and even though my job stops me from being too feminine something about simple nice soft perfume gives me confidence every day. It's really nice and mature without being heavy or old lady
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It’s a cheap perfume from like Marshall’s (where I first bought it) or Ross / Burlington but it has a nice subtle sweet smell and reminds me of nice memories.
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Has anyone tried VS bombshell sundrenched yet? Reminds me of a 2000’s summer beach party.
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Do any nonnas have recs for scents with notes of black tea that are affordable and preferable unisex (not a moid, just hate super-sweet fragrances)? I ordered a sample of picrel and looooved it but I'm super broke atm and can't afford to spend £90 on perfume. Have any of you guys tried other Imaginary Authors scents? They intrigue me as a house but the fact I haven't heard a ton about them worries me.
I've also been looking for a patchouli scent, but I feel overwhelmed at the sheer amount of options
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I bought it for teh lulz because I read that pumpkin pie scents have been shown to increase penile blood flow in men by an average of 40% but it actually smells very pretty kek
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I bought picrel at a natural food store and thought it would be expensive because everything there is kind of overpriced but it was only $15 and it smells pretty good. Definitely sits a bit close to the skin but I think that's more normal for a solid perfume. I'm going to go back and get the patchouli one and mix them together I think, I want to smell like a dirty hippie.
Found the original sudy!! It's very interesting: https://aanos.org/human-male-sexual-response-to-olfactory-stimuli/
>The combined odor of lavender and pumpkin pie had the greatest effect, increasing median penile-blood flow by 40%. Second in effectiveness was the combination of black licorice and doughnut, which increased the median penile-blood flow 31.5%. The combined odors of pumpkin pie and doughnut was third, with a 20% increase. Least stimulating was cranberry, which increased penile blood flow by 2%. None of the odors reduced penile-blood flow
>Increased penile-blood flow may be a measure of a “neighborhood effect” of induced aggression rather than direct sexual excitation (45).
>Nor can we rule out a generalized parasympathetic effect, increasing penile blood flow rather than specific sexual excitation (46). As much as possible, we controlled for this by measuring brachial blood pressure coincident with penile blood flow
Random, not penis related interesting bits:
>Studies indicate that many of them affect behavior, i.e., certain floral smells can enhance learning (49) and buying behavior (50); green apple odor may ease claustrophobic feelings (51), barbecue smoke may induce a flight response (51) and inhaling certain food odors may help effect weight loss (52)
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I just bought it, it's quite unusual. I read the scent was released in '88 and haven't changed since then and it's a reminiscent of what italian models of the early 90s smelled like. Idk if that's true, but it doesn't smell like anything I had before, I like it. Frosted glass perfume bottle is kinda cute too
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I have a weakness for white florals. I’ve been enjoying picrel a lot recently
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Currently, Diptyque's Eau Duelle edt is my favorite scent to wear. It's very comforting to me, and has some wonderful spicy notes. I do have some issues with it, however, and am looking for similar, yet slightly different perfumes.
Unfortunately, the incense-like woody juniper opening that I like so much only lasts so long, and quickly turns into pure sweet, dusty vanilla. Which is fine, pleasant even, and to be expected from a vanilla fragrance, of course. But I'm gradually beginning to realize that I definitely don't like vanilla, or anything sweet, quite as much as I do more spicy/wood scents.
I'm looking for Eau Duelle but with less vanilla, I suppose. Should I try the edp? From what I've read it does sound as though it may be what I'm looking for. I wanted to ask here first to see if anyone has any suggestions…
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Someone let me know what your experience is using the body mists and perfumes by ariana grande
Ntayrt but it smells like straight baby powder and nothing else. Very clean and white, but no rose to my nose. It's a really good powdery scent though, very affordable too. I'd layer it with a one-note rose if you have anything like that. >>287979
Have you tried Solstice Scents?
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I got a few Zoologist perfume samples. Bee was the real challenge for me, it smells like honey (obviously) but a sweaty, musky honey with dirty vanilla. Reminded me a bit of Lush's Lust in how it's almost sickly sweet and also kind of smells like sex kek. It's super addicting and very different from the clean dessert like honey scents I've tried before, but it also left a cloud around me for 12 hours and even stuck around after a shower. I don't think I could wear it in public but it's really cool
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I've tried picrel recently, it has predominantly very positive reviews on fragrantica and damn, have never had anything like this on my skin. Like I spilled coffee on myself and then stood next to group of smokers for an hour. Why so many people enjoy a fragrance like this? Crazy stuff anons
I've been wondering about this one, I like smoky scents but a lot of the big name ones I've tried are so fucking unreasonable. Like a total smoke bomb. Does it smell like smoke or cigarettes? Wondering bc you said smokers. >>290263
I've really been wanting to try a sample set of theirs, Bee by far intrigues me the most so I'm glad to hear it was a win for you!
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I wanna get this one but I heard it turns colour quickly. Must be true because all the sample bottles I've seen had turned colour. Does that mean the scent turns too or just the colour?
It smells bitter, like actual coffee beans, and for me it feels like cigarettes. But I gotta update my initial review, didn't expect it but after about an hour I started to feel caramel-like undertone and it became actually kinda intriguing. I dont think I'd ever wear it going out but to smell at home, maybe?>>291072>I’ve realized that smells smell completely different to different people.
That is very true, though I usually had very similar opinions about my favorite fragrances as the majority of comments on fragrantica. What's fascinating to me in perfumes is how different they can become when they're actually on the skin, not that smelling piece of paper you get in the store, maybe all of these smells that weren't enjoyable for me I'd actually like on others?
Oh! I didn't know my post was responded to. Actually, I have tried Solstice, the winter scents mostly, and yeah none of them smelled like snow or a winter day and were very cloying for me. I wanted a balance between the huskier tones and the briskness of winter. I got 0 fresh vibes from any of the scents and the more homey scents were a bit saccharine for them to be cozy for me.
I don't know how far perfumes can even go anyway. Can one actually emulate how a spring morning smells like, or stuff like that? >>288881
Not yet, I'll look into it. I hope it isn't super expensive bc I loooove trying new samples.
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I've been using this one, Santal 33 for a few months now. I'm obsessed with it, I have gotten more compliments than I ever have when it comes to my perfume. Before this I wore BVLGARI Glacial Essence, which I also love.