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No. 72084

What are your favorite perfumes/body mists?

My go-to is Coco Mademoiselle. I've also harbored a longtime attachment to Love's Baby Soft as it was my first fragrance I was bought as a child. My mom got me Wind Song when I was little and I couldn't stand the smell. I've wanted to experiment with making my own perfume. The scent that I hate the most is freesia and I can't believe how much its used in fragrances.

Has anyone tried the Sailor Moon perfumes? Much of their anniversary merch seems to be all hype.

No. 72092

Man my taste in scents is super weird. I love CDG's Avignon, Chypre Mousse, Masque Milano's Russian Tea, Penhaligon's English Fern and Lily of the Valley, lots of woodsy/grassy/chypre scents that aren't necessarily everyone's cup of tea. They're usually expensive as fuck to boot, I'd love to find a cheap scent that isn't too widespread or sugary sweet/babby's first perfume, but everything that's mainstream right now is kind of samey to my nose and too saccharine or cloying.

I must be broken or something, my bf loves typical girly scents and I smell of either eau de Mother Superior or mosquito repellent, there's no third option.

No. 72094

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.


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.

No. 72112

don't shame me for being a pleb but britney spears midnight fantasy is so nice! it smells mostly like vannila and a little fruity with some warmth to me. also cheap so win win

No. 72113

No shame, anon. If it smells good then it smells good.

No. 72116

My go-tos are Commodity Book and Diptyque Philosykos.

I've been really digging some of the Hermes scents and I really want to pick up a bottle when my budget allows.

No. 72149

I have so many perfumes that I wanna buy full-size so I can have them forever smelling amazing and looking all pretty on my shelves and stuff but I’m kind of worried about expiration. Some say perfumes only live for like 5 years while others say they live forever. I wanna get the Viva La Juicy and Victoria Secret perfumes but I’m so scared it will be a waste of money and they expire before I have the chance to even get through a quarter of the bottle. :(

What do you anons think?

No. 72153


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.

No. 72165

i'm a whore for juicy couture

No. 72205

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.

No. 72207

Are Liz Lisa perfumes any good?

No. 72213

I really love Christian Dior. Hypnotic poison and poison girl specifically. I like sweeter fruity smells usually but the CD perfumes tend to have really deep scents to them.

No. 72217

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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.

No. 72220

I have Oud Sahara from this line and it smells amazing. It's a very rich, strong incense-like scent that doesn't smell like unwashed hippie. Unfortunately, they are never consistent about keeping it in stock. Sometimes they'll sell a mini version in a gift set but I haven't seen a full bottle for sale in a few years.

No. 72243

I got Poison Girl for Christmas. Initially I thought it was a very strong scent but it turned out to be elegant but sweet. I'm a baby when it comes to scent and always prefered sweeter-sugary-vanilla shit.

No. 72250

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This perfume.
>> 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

No. 72251

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Mom got me a big bottle for Christmas.

No. 72259

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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.

No. 72275

Cool! Thanks anon. Do you find that it lasts pretty long on the skin?

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No. 72290

Olympea is my shit. The first time I smelled it I was hooked. I'm not big on perfumes because they usually give me a headache, but this one was pretty subtle and yet effective as well as sweet without being too classless.

No. 72300

I totally understand and agree!
Its also super unique, and i'll never let it go <3

No. 72303

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My favourite perfume is Pivoine Flora by L'Occitane, such a beautiful scent.

No. 72307

I just want a good gourmand that makes me smell like pastries or a cinnamon roll. They always end too spicy smelling after a while though. I'm not sure why the afternotes come out like that for me.

No. 72308

This company does so many perfumes, many very obscure and weird ones. I did have their Vanilla Icecream one - they have other dessert ones too.

No. 72310

this makes my little eurofag heart happy, usually niche perfumeries are based in North America and charge an arm and a leg for p&p

No. 72322

Oh god, I love L'Occitane's rose perfume! I wish their lemon soap had a perfume of its own.

No. 72362

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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.

No. 72365


The pressure to decide is on! 25% off your first order and free ground shipping through January 2nd!

No. 72376

It lasts a respectable amount of time. Maybe 5 hours? I get a lot of compliments on the scent.

No. 72390

Eau Des Mersailles by Hermès is my favorite but I only buy the samplers, I don’t wear perfume enough to justify a regular sized bottle.

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It also has really great packaging and a cute bottle, I think that’s how it caught my attention.

No. 72489

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What do you think about Les contes 13e Fée?

And the pheromones there, are they working?

No. 72601

I loooove Stella McCartney perfume the most, it's kind of rose and violet. Bvlgari green tea is delicious scented and I wish I owned it. Also love old school Paris by YSL although that one's as much about memories. Oh and my favourite Chanel one is Allure.

No. 72774

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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?

No. 72775

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

No. 72780

My mother has worn escape by Calvin Klein for years and I used to hate it, but now I find myself enjoying it. I typically prefer floral scents and the only sweet scent I've liked is velvet sugar.

No. 72789

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

No. 72797

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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.

No. 72858

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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.

No. 72859

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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.

No. 72860

I wish they would re-release the green and blue ones.

No. 73080

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No. 73123

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.

No. 73167

What's something good and safe that's universally flattering? My boyfriend won't help me pick out a scent and I'd like something attractive.

No. 73188

You could always just get some some rose water spray?

No. 73327

Sí by Armani. Sweet & stays on the skin for hours

No. 73329

Seconding this but also coco mademoiselle by chanel. There have been times where I've showered and I still smell like it a day or two later.

No. 73384

These are both polarising scents. Not universally flattering or safe. More along the safe route are flower bomb or poison girl or light blue or viva la juicy.

No. 73386

There isn't really a universally flattering scent though because perfumes and scented body butters smell different on everybody according to their ph and diet. Its sort of stupid to ask people online instead of just testing some perfumes out yourself.

No. 73390

Well it's hard to know where to start if you're a complete newbie. And you can't really trust SAs either.

No. 73392

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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.

No. 73400

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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.

No. 73424

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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.

No. 74473

No. 74482

Older perfumes from back in the day 'keep' better than newer, I've found. Even with careful storage, I've had things like Lolita Lempicka turn, or go off, and I still have a bottle of Chanel no. 19 from 1975 that belonged to my grandmother. I fucking love 19.

No. 74483

Good sillage is important!

Thunderstorm is basically Dirt with Petrichor. I'm a ho for Demeter.

No. 76631

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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.

No. 76648

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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.

No. 76699

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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.

No. 80819

I'm obsessed with indie oil based perfumes and I'm going to make an order soon. Right now the brands I've been looking at are BPAL, Possets, Alkemia, and Poesie. Any other recommendations?

No. 80822

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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.

No. 80911

This is mine too anon! I love it so much.

No. 80919

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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.
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.

No. 80962

Got any recommended scents by her? What is the staying power like?

No. 80964

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La vie est belle

No. 80965

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No. 80966

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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

No. 80967

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Such a signature scent

No. 81014

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No. 82000

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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?

No. 82030

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I lucked out and ended up with a free bottle of this and it's become my new favorite

No. 82031

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Cacharel Loulou.
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.

No. 82048

chance by chanel is what got me started on my perfume obsession

No. 82095

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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.

No. 82098

I wore this when I was 17 and got hella compliments on it. Some old lady at my workplace wears this and it smells way too syrup-y and not very good. I don't know how anyone could think it smells okay looking back on it and I can always smell her before I see her either because she's putting too much on or because the scent is so strong. Essential oils just smell 10 times better than any perfume and it isn't death bomb for anyone walking near you.

No. 82120

>Essential oils just smell 10 times better than any perfume and it isn't death bomb for anyone walking near you.
Some people enjoy wearing something more refined. And essential oils are associated with dirty patchouli smelling hippies were I live.

No. 82122

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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.

No. 82137

The least refined thing is alcohol based perfume but keep thinking you smell good. You realize there's more scents than nag champa, right? That's like saying when someone burns a beach scented candle, all candles must smell like that and I know you're not that retarded. Essential oils smell exactly like perfume without the chemicals.

No. 82138

I'm just using this thread to complain about my bosses wifes purfume. It's really musky and old lady-ish and her smell coveres the entire office, i can feel it burning my eyes when she's next to me.
Middle aged women love musky perfumes so much but i've never liked them at all.

No. 82139

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.

No. 82140

>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?

No. 82141

I literally don't care and neither does anyone else about your favourite scent you got at Macy's. I'm not gonna argue with you.

No. 82142

At least do yourself a favor and stop acting like your smelly oils are chemicals free, it makes you sound retarded.

No. 82143

uhhh…..nta but how are you going to deny fragrance chemicals in perfume? essential oils are called something different for a reason. nothings more retarded than getting buttmad about one anon thinking u dont smell good

No. 82144

>derailing the thread over Shalimar or L'heure
Enjoy your piss yellow old lady scent.

No. 82145

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?

No. 82146

PSA for all you purfume lovers
Try not to put purfume directly on your skin all the time. Perfume is mostly alcohol and it can age and dry your skin up quicker. Try putting it on your wrists or clothes over putting it on your neck to avoid early aging.
(not saying you should never do it, but limit it)

No. 82147

nta but this thread is for fucking perfume. whenever anyone says anything about """chemicals""" that's when you know they're retarded.

No. 82148

where the hell do you think people put it on their vags? get out of the thread we really don't care. i think crystal.cafe is more your speed.

No. 82149

I have nothing to do with the above derailing. I'm just sharing a tip.. You need some anger management

No. 82150

>In general, pure essential oils can be subdivided into two distinct groups of chemical constituents; the hydrocarbons which are made up almost exclusively of terpenes (monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and diterpenes), and the oxygenated compounds which are mainly esters, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, phenols, and oxides.

No. 82151


No. 82152

>The potential danger of an essential oil is sometimes relative to its level or grade of purity, and sometimes related to the toxicity of specific chemical components of the oil. Many essential oils are designed exclusively for their aroma-therapeutic quality; these essential oils generally should not be applied directly to the skin in their undiluted or "neat" form. Some can cause severe irritation, provoke an allergic reaction and, over time, prove hepatotoxic.

okay essential oil anon, you were saying?

No. 82193

Stop fighting. Do not continue the fight after this post or bans will be given out.

No. 82246

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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.

No. 82248

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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.

No. 82321

I get what you're saying but I think we should care about what we smell like, mainly out of politeness. I have a jasmine fragrance that I adore, sadly it's a note that can be very reminiscent of cat pee to many people so I won't wear my jasmine if I know I have to spend the day very close to other people, I also won't wear my angel muse powerbomb if I have to be in a closed space with other people either. I don't want to be known as "that girl who wear too much fragrances".

No. 82322

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.

No. 82326

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.

No. 82333

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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.

No. 82334

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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.

No. 82470

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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.

No. 83057

Beginner tips?

I've never been girly or very feminine but I always secretly wanted to be. So I'm trying to ease into that sort of thing. A scent seems like a nice subtle way to do so.
But I know nothing about this. And to be honest, I think my senses of taste and smell are a bit off (thanks bulimia), so I don't have much confidence in my ability to choose one on my own.

How do I into perfume?

No. 83061

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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.

No. 83067

Their Eden scent was literally 4 rows down.

No. 83094


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.

No. 83107

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This is dirt cheap (7 euros/ 30ml) and smells amazing , perfect summer scent.

No. 83165

as a complete newbie to perfume and one who also can't afford to spend $80+ on a bottle, what are some nice, relatively cheap perfumes in your opinions? i like floral scents (but ones that aren't super overpowering) and stuff like green tea etc. i just don't even know where to start. pls help

No. 83168

idk about cheap stuff, but i buy a lot of perfume on HSN on flexpay, so that's an option if you're in the US. $20 a month for 4-5 months isn't bad for something you love!

No. 83174

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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.

No. 83176

Nta but this is so smart. I never would've thought of that! Thanks for the tip

No. 83179

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.

No. 83200

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:

No. 83219

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.

No. 83358

Back in the day I loved fcuk Polished and now it's discontinued

I want a perfume that smells very similar but can never find one

No. 83556

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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.

No. 83576

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Any other weebs own this back in the day?

No. 83579

Indie perfume is now my big obsession. I've gotten an order from BPAL and Poesie, and I have some Possets/NAVA samples coming in.

Today I'm wearing Poesie Tiny Phantom. It's suppose to be rose and marshmallow. I often feel meh about rose but I like how the marshmallow balances it out.

No. 83612

How is it?

No. 84161

It seems this one no longer exists but I absolutely love the Yves Richer our desir lilacs perfume. I'm going to be so devastated when I am finally out
I also love the Elizabeth Arden red door perfume. My mom had it when I was growing up and I've always loved it

No. 84215

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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.

No. 84231

Has anyone tried any of Vivienne Westwood's fragrances before? I'm looking at either buying Boudoir or Naughty Alice.

No. 84239

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Thoughts on Alien or any other Mugler scents?

No. 84240

Kinda off topic but what is the best perfume scent you ever smelled, where and who was wearing it, anons?

Mine was a guy I met in a pub, his scent was divine

No. 84255

I smelled mulger alien and angel the other day at macys. Now they're both obviously powerful scents. Angel I didn't get a good drydown on but I couldn't really stand it. Maybe i'll sniff it again sometime. Alien smelled weird but in a good way? It lasted all day when I got home but it's powerful stuff and apparently there's only 3 notes in it. My sister thought it smelled like sunscreen, I sorta liked it but I don't think i'd like it on myself for everyday wear. It's very strong.

No. 84272

Alien has been my favourite scent for as long as I can remember. it's great. Womanity is also amazing and always gets tons of compliments. I love Thierry Mugler.

No. 84279

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.

No. 88151

This feels like a stupid question but I'm new to fragrance. What's the difference between eau de parfum and eau de toilette? I assume the former is stronger? Which should I shoot for as I'm easing in?

No. 88153

Toilettes have a shit ton of alcohol in them for filler and causes the smell to not last anywhere near as long as a parfum.

No. 88168

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.

No. 88169

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.

No. 88180

Any anon knows about a clean laundry/fresh cotton smelling perfume? I need something something like that for the days I don't feel like using my big boys.

No. 88192


Pretty much anything from the brand Clean is exactly that. The names of their fragrances are all like Warm Cotton, Shower Fresh, Cool Cotton,Cotton T-shirt,Rain, Fresh Laundry,Simply Soap, Clean Skin etc. It's perfect.

No. 88203

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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.

No. 88331

Bless you anon, hopefully they have a store in London.

No. 91398

File: 1533660184566.jpg (58.92 KB, 510x280, harajuku.jpg)

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.

No. 91437

If you hate the scent just use it up as room and linen fragrance.

No. 91508

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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?

No. 92554


On retailed note I went to lush to check some of the body sprays they have, especially the rose one which I was interested in got me dissapointed. The rose body spray smells like a carnival which is not really something im looking for.

No. 92561

I use shiseido rosarium eau de parfum. It smells kind of like rose syrup or rose candy. I really love roses and I wear hime kei so it kind of goes hand and hand.

No. 92567

You could try Roses de Chloé (my personal favorite rose scented perfume) or Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet, which has a very nice, light floral scent. My Burberry Blush also is a very nice, romantically sweet perfume

No. 93921

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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.

No. 93939


Tocca Isabel is also a great long-lasting rose scent. Its very much a true rose floral without too much sweetness.

No. 93959

Forget if I posted here but I love Le Labo fragrances (specifically noir) and essential oils like amber and Egyptian musk. In summer I use Maison Margiela’s beach walk replica. People say I smell good.

I also like Marc Jacob daisy, Chloe, and Miss Dior but don’t use them too often

No. 93988

The closest thing I have to a signature scent is BPAL Snake Oil, which is warm and vanilla-y and makes me feel sexy. I also just ordered my first full bottle of Guerlain Mitsouko, and I'm super excited.

No. 94057

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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.

No. 94073

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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.

No. 94160

Can someone recommend a perfume that's really intoxicating and beautiful smelling? I want something that draws people in and gets me a lot of compliments because I just smell so damn good.

No. 94166

File: 1536078768793.jpg (52.39 KB, 375x500, 375x500.25324.jpg)

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…

No. 94173

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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.

No. 94177

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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.

No. 94240

i have the solid perfume of this and i like it a lot. i'd definitely get sick of it if i wore it daily but it's nice when i want to switch it up

No. 94319

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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.

No. 94750

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Jeanne Arthes Guipure & Silk is a good dupe of that.

No. 97678

>>72084 Is anyone else into really heavy perfumes? I like older formulations of Chanel/Guerlain perfumes and pretty much anything that stinks to high heaven. I don't wear too much perfume going out because I know people are sensitive to it :(

No. 97680

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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.

No. 97700

Lush perfumes smell super weird. Like a few are okay, but they all smell so old-fashioned. Like something a grandma might have worn in the '50s.

No. 97710

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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.

No. 97712

They smell like chemicals to me.

No. 97713

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No. 97801

File: 1539021877388.jpg (35.09 KB, 375x500, 375x500.50875.jpg)

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
repost bc wrong image soz

No. 97893

File: 1539095858675.jpg (43.63 KB, 375x500, 375x500.9045.jpg)

I'm in love with lady million

No. 97920

File: 1539120985405.jpg (30.14 KB, 375x500, 375x500.1361.jpg)

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.

No. 98050

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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.

No. 98055

File: 1539286819546.jpg (42.51 KB, 390x585, olen.jpg)

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.

No. 98062

Is this scent similar to the old Bath and Body Works Night Blooming Jasmine? That was my absolute favorite but they went and discontinued it. Really bummed me out and I've been looking for something to replace it since.

No. 98103

File: 1539342758483.jpg (32.43 KB, 375x500, 375x500.5884.jpg)

I really miss this perfume. I had it probably 8 years ago and was intoxicated by the smell, but it got discontinued real quick.

No. 98104

File: 1539344047090.jpg (113.23 KB, 860x984, 54375.jpg)

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.

No. 98309

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this perfume. I wish they still sold it.

No. 98314

No. 98315

File: 1539557901261.jpg (22.69 KB, 375x500, 375x500.16602.jpg)

I really like the Clean perfumes, especially Rain and Cool Cotton. They're cheap and smell natural, not over the top.

No. 98318

Ahh thanks for the link anon I hope they ship to Australia. This perfume is very nostalgic to me.

No. 98321

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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.

No. 98430

File: 1539698377408.jpg (30.97 KB, 375x500, 11.jpg)

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.

No. 98458

File: 1539715221234.jpg (69.6 KB, 800x800, versace_bright_crystal_edt_50m…)

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

No. 98733

If I were you I would turn to the classics for what you're looking for. You need Opium, Youth Dew, Tabu, Maroussia, Cinnabar etc. Maybe you'd even like CK Obsession.

No. 114825

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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!

No. 114827

have you looked on fragrantica? if they don't have it (you can look at the similar perfumes column) then you can look up the notes.

No. 114850

File: 1557889768130.jpg (30.56 KB, 375x500, 375x500.2023.jpg)

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?

No. 114852

File: 1557895745529.jpg (58.94 KB, 720x514, bae.jpg)

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.

No. 114868

oof the prices committed murder on me.

I wish I someday earn enough to buy myself all those beautiful pricey scents.

No. 114872

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!

No. 114883

Diptyque has some really amazing fragrances. Part of me hopes they stay niche so I don't have people using my scent lmao

No. 114964

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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.

No. 117425


thank you anon!

No. 117428

File: 1561312999924.png (77.09 KB, 800x800, bonbon.png)

I love Viktor & Rolf. Bonbon is amazing in the summer. Sweet like candy without coming off as juvenile and lasts for days.

No. 117431

File: 1561314144670.jpg (883.26 KB, 1500x1318, o.59399.jpg)

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

No. 117432


I am obsessed with jimmy choo for similar reasons, is this similar?

No. 117433

love this one! Very sweet but isn't overwhelming. It used to be a bestseller here in Sweden

No. 117442

shut your whore mouth the bottle is nice.

No. 117446

File: 1561333530534.jpg (181.72 KB, 2000x2000, res_a2d25f26b23839e5032ada6ad3…)

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.

No. 117447

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I-I'm sorry anon, but like in comparison to the sucre one, for example, it's literally garbage

No. 117448

I wanted to love alien but god damn it smells like ass

No. 117459

Seriously. It smells like those car air freshener trees.

No. 117462

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This has been my summer go-to! It has a light and sweet mandarin orange scent.

No. 117484

Lol I can't stand car air freshners, they make me nauseous, but alien on me smells like musk with a hint of jasmine, I find it simple and pretty elegant. To each their own I guess

No. 117531

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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.

No. 117548

any recommendations for good smelling jasmine perfumes? something that isn't too intense and dizzying.

No. 117657

I got the YSL parisienne but kinda regretting it now. Smells like an old woman's powder mixed with sweat or something. Idk what I was thinking. Fuck

No. 117701

I've been wearing the one they sell at Lush for years now, it's pretty strong though, it's called Lust

No. 117709

anon said jasmine not jasmine and hippie herbal blend.

No. 117717

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.

No. 117764

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?

No. 117765

nah fam, just say it's your shampoo and claim it must smell more strongly cause of the lack of scents. we're supposed to tone scents down at work so we don't distract from the customer's experience (i work at a bridal shop)

No. 117767

File: 1561781973486.jpg (124.4 KB, 1024x1024, one_direction_our_moment_1024x…)

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.

No. 119049

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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.

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.

No. 119052

wtf is wrong with you?

No. 119082

Ooo, tell me more, anon. I've never liked buying women's perfume because it feels like a waste of money. The scents I like tend to only last a couple of hours, then it's gone. Plus, the alcohol in them is trash too. I checked out the Swiss Arabian website and am considering ordering a sample. Would you recommend the concentrated oil or the eau de parfum spray?

No. 119092

I unironically like rue21 perfumes and body fantasy, I grew up poor but imo I still rather it over Chanel and Gucci and all that

No. 119093

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.

No. 119096

The oil sounds perfect for me, then. I just have zero experience with using a perfume oil. I would certainly be interested in trying the one you posted. Do you think one of those mall discount perfume stores might have some? Where do get them from or do you order online?

No. 119118

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.

Oil Perfumes:


No. 119697

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?

No. 119710

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Korres Vanilla Freesia is everything.

No. 119842

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Soft, feminine and comforting.

No. 119861

idk, my fav is Jovoy's "La Liturgie des Heures". It smells like real church incense and it blends with my natural scent beautifully <3

No. 122134

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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.

No. 129513

Sorry for bringing a dead thread back from the grave, but I'm looking for recommendations for a nice daily perfume/edt that can be worn in all seasons. Any suggestions?

No. 129518

Flowerbomb is one of my all-time favorites. There are different varieties but in my opinion, the original is best. It’s light enough that it shouldn’t have any associations with one particular season.

No. 129545

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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

No. 129582

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Mac turquatic. It’s smells really good. Someone always asks what I’m wearing

No. 129588

Nice choice, anon. This is one of my favorites along with J'Adore from Dior

No. 129590

ooh this one sounds really good, I'm gonna have to try it soon!

No. 129677

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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

No. 129680

I absolutely loved Bath and Body Works' Forever Midnight when it was around but unfortunately I had to toss it when I was flying across country before I could finish. It discontinued soon after.
My current go to is NEST's Midnight Fleur or Indigo. Any recommendations for these related scents? I love the "witchy" kinds

No. 129682

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Best perfume I've sampled all year, might get it for Christmas Iunno yet.

No. 129683

I was in Sephora like 5 years ago and I saw this perfume and I reached out for it, because it looked like a VHS cassette, only red and smaller. I probably sprayed too much on my wrist, since it gave me an instant headache. But I fell in love with it, and I really wanted to buy it ever since, but there's always more important things to pay for…

No. 129686

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This is one of my favourite perfumes, I love citrus-y scents.

No. 129693

Indie: Alkemia "come to me" and "silken tent". I also like her "Moroccan tea". It actually feels minty on.

Store perfumes: Marc Jacobs Decadence… It seems people hate it or love it but I think it smells just like its name.

I also love the floral Si perfume

No. 129695

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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?

No. 129712

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?

No. 129713

I love Elizabeth Arden's Red Door but I've been told that it's an "old lady" scent (????)

No. 129714

"Lust" is incredible (I don't think it's in your photo); it's a lovely jasmine scent. I find that it's incredibly potent and long-lasting. I've had mine for 3-4 months and have barely made a dent in it. usually all you need is one swipe with your finger and that's enough scent for all of your pulse points.

No. 129739

Was going to say the opposite. As long as it’s not Lust then lush perfumes are quite nice.

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.

No. 138948

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Has anyone tried this one? Does it smell like fruity shampoo yes or no?

No. 138953

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.

No. 138963

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currently addicted to this, it's really girly and subtle and fun.

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.
this is so good, too. their regular old sea salt is REALLY good too
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

No. 138985

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.

No. 139067

Thanks anon, I love me a good body spray during the hot ass summer weather!

No. 139068

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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!

No. 139077

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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.

No. 139099

I love that scent, I have a bottle but it’s for special occasions.

No. 139101

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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.

No. 139110

I'm very inexperienced with perfumes and am hoping maybe I could get some advice..
I really like "natural" woodsy, unisex smells. Overly floral or sweet perfumes don't do it for me. For a while I just wore sandalwood essential oil perfume. I liked it ok, but I was told that it was waaay too musky and that I smelled like a filthy hippie (not ideal).
I've been eyeing some Demeter perfumes and considering ones like dirt and thunderstorm. I've also been wanting to try something with juniper as a main note – any recommendations?

No. 139118

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.

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.

No. 139120

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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

No. 139122

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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.

No. 139123

I've got a bunch of Demeter/library of fragrance samples and most of them smell like alcohol and last very shortly. The only one that I have that's fine is the cherry blossom one. I wouldn't go for any of the "weird" scents like the ones you mentioned.

No. 139132

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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?

No. 139158

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.

No. 139166

If you're concerned about chemicals I wouldn't get any commercial perfumes at all tbh.

No. 139171

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.

No. 139229

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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

No. 139246

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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

No. 139281

seconded, this scent is phenomenal, and if you can't afford the $80/oz price tag and don't mind oils try fossilized amber oil for a close match

No. 139772

My moms uses that scent when I smell it I think of her.

No. 143328

what are your daily-wear perfumes/edts?

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No. 143424

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No. 143432

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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

No. 143435

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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.

No. 143462

anyone have any good flower perfume brands? rose, jasmine etc

No. 143468

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 .

No. 143474

Have you tried NEST perfumes at all, anon? I think they’re great if you love florals. Pretty sure the Nordstrom Rack has the dabbler set on sale right now for about $20 if you feel like trying that out!

No. 144443

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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.

No. 144444

Any recommendations for a vanilla perfume that doesn’t smell immature if that makes sense?

No. 144445

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No. 144449

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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?

No. 144451

Does anyone know of a subtle soap-like unisex perfume? I've been looking for one since forever but it's hard now when I can't touch and smell things due to the pandemic.

No. 144452

I haven't tried it but Mugler Cologne by Mugler was designed after a soap and a lot of reviews say it smells soapy too and it's unisex.

No. 144454

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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

No. 144505

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Has anyone tried Black Jade? It's top on my list of perfumes I want to try.

No. 144507

does anyone know of any cucumber smelling perfumes? like the scent of the fresh soy cleanser

No. 144523

Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Cucumber. It's really affordable, like 10-15 euro for a 100ml bottle but I do find her Green Tea line tends to be more of body spray than the EdT it's supposed to be

No. 144524

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samefag, forgot to attach image

No. 144559

Same anon. Is this the ultimate mom's perfume? I still remember her putting on this perfume while getting ready for work when I was little. Such nostalgic memories…

No. 144564

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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".

No. 144575

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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.

No. 144577

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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.

No. 144586

This reminds me of katy perrys killer queen (the blue and red??) And everything by nicki minaj. Aaaaaa, I freaking loved those.

No. 144601

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.

No. 144603

One of the Hermes Un Jardin ones smells like gin and tonic with cucumber but I forget which

No. 144606

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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.

No. 144630

call me a basic b*tch but I really love Pink by VS.

Even in middle school, I was obsessed. Something about its cotton candy link fragrance fills me with nostalgia.

I think the adult version of that would be Viva la Juicy.

(pic related – only pic I could find that was the exact bottle I remember)

No. 144631

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…forgot the pic

No. 144661

Omg i loved this one too! I wish they would bring it back. There are people that still sell it on ebay for like $100 lol

No. 144662

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This is my favorite rose perfume, its light but very noticeably rose

No. 144664

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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.

No. 144665

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Has anyone tried Tuscan Blood Orange from Pacifica?(they sell them at target). It smells soooo good and citrusy

No. 144733

This is one of my favorite perfumes! I like to wear this one and their Tahitian vanilla at the same time, it's like a creamsicle

No. 145082

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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.

No. 145084

Is Black Opium by YSL considered a basic bitch scent?

No. 145085

Is it bad that I don't get wearing "experimental" perfumes like this? I mean, sure a scent is for my own enjoyment first and foremost, but I don't want to potentionally smell nasty to someone else at the same time. So I get something that I love but will also be generally liked (or at least not disliked) by people around me smelling it.

No. 145162

I’m so happy you like it, anon!! Reading this made my day ♥

No. 145216

The Bug or Assassin perfume by Lush/Gorilla Perfumes. The Bug is peppercorn and galbanum (a green, astringent, and vibrant scent) with a finish of sandalwood. Assassin has a base of vanilla and oak moss, with notes of neroli, blackcurrant, pine and lime. These both probably sound weird especially seeing so many fruity perfumes but I love things that smell the way nature feels, even if it’s not everyone’s taste in scent profile. I’d do a lot to be able to have a full bottle of each fresh and not from respectively 2016/2004 when the scent is probably off from as it was intended. They made products with the Assassin scent recently, but haven’t made anything with The Bug scent except a bath bomb 4 years ago.

No. 145303

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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?

No. 146050

I had this same perfume too when i was in my pre-teens, I loved the smell of it so much. If i could I would buy it again, even if im an adult now

No. 146068

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.

No. 146225

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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.

No. 146937

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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).

No. 146949

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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.

No. 146978

I wear Fahrenheit by Dior. Only a little spritz because it's so strong, but I love leather based scents and it really hits the mark. Lasts ages on my skin too which is always a bonus! I also like Drakkar Noir, which I know is an old man's cologne, but it smells so good.

No. 146979

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>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.

No. 146984

Late response, but please don't use Black Opium. It smells like menstruation blood imo. I was suckered into buying it from a salewoman a few year ago and really regretted it.

No. 146988

Oh my god i love this one, used to go use testers to spritz on my coat. Many woulf find it too masculine but i loveee it.

No. 146992

You didnt smell it before you bought it??

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

No. 147364

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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.

No. 148479

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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?

No. 148484

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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?

No. 148644

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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

No. 148646


oh anon u rich rich.. i love carnal flower and many other malle perfumes but the price point is insane.

No. 148653

It's so worth it for the quality of the ingredients! You just can't find a true dupe for these fragrances. I know the price point is crazy but I don't drink or eat out at a lot of restaurants, so I feel in a few months I can make up for a $300 perfume purchase that lasts me a year or two by budgeting in other places. But maybe that's just how I cope with my addiction to this scent!!

No. 148654

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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

No. 148678

Yes yes yes! Good taste anon. I've been dying for this one in particular, I smelled it at a Frederic Malle event at Barneys and I've been craving it ever since! Think I'll at least buy a decant and then decide if there's a place for it in my scent wardrobe. And I've read interviews from FM where he talks about the tuberose they use being insanely expensive, like $20,000/kg which is why no one is really duping it! they just couldn't afford to make it at a price lower than what they sell it for

No. 148733

I really love this scent. For me it's more autumnal though. Reminds me of quiet days in the autumn spent somewhere beautiful and serene, like in a nature park, old european cemetery, or rosarium near the late medieval catholic church.

No. 148745

I wish this shit didn’t feel like poison when I breathe it in because I wanna be in on whatever this is

No. 148750

Have you tried oil perfume or solid perfume? It's a bit more difficult to find but you won't be breathing in those overwhelming wafts of perfume.

No. 148751

Lipstick Rose is my shiznit!!

I really like this one too!

No. 148800

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.

No. 149292

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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!

No. 162214

What to do when you can't really find a perfume you like? I want to get a signature scent, but I've been sampling 1-2 scents every time I'm at a drugstore or perfumery for a while now but I can't really seem to find something I like. I've tried all the popular scents and scents friends recommended but at best I feel "meh" or "it's allright" about it.

No. 162217

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.

No. 162230

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.

No. 162722

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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.

No. 162729


Mac velvet teddy is very similar to Tobacco Vanille but it's now been discontinued. There's also Reminiscence Tonka which is in a similar vein but sweeter

No. 162760

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.

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.

No. 168865

Does anyone know of any good all-round perfumes? Ones that work for day and night, any season and most occasions?

No. 168883

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I think this could work for any occassion.

No. 168895

What does this smell like to you? Been considering a blind buy because I've heard good things but I'm nervous it'll be another generic sugary sweet scent.

No. 168906

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.

No. 168909

It does smell very good, very coconutty and fruity with vanilla

No. 168934

Seconding that it smells great. She makes great perfumes. I recently got the R.E.M. perfume by her and its so nice.

No. 168970

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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.

No. 168982

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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?

No. 168984

I've never heard of this one but it sounds so good. I love green smells.

No. 168989

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Does anyone else love Juliette Has a Gun - Not a Perfume…?

No. 168990

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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.

No. 169021

i just bought it a few days ago, i love it! i got compliments on it while taking my blood tests! i wish it would last longer and have more projection tho

No. 169068

I have the pic you posted, but in red! It smells like cherries and chocolate.

No. 169070

Is this one worth it for what it is? It's not kidding when it says it's not a perfume.

No. 169071

How would you say it smells like? Cétalox tells me nothing and I don't think i'll any opportunity to try it out any time soon but i'm super curious.

No. 169079

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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

No. 169083

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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!

No. 169089

Thanks for the idea, anon. I'm going to look into this.

No. 169097

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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.

No. 169100

I recently ordered this and it came today!


It smells so damn good.

No. 169101

Absolutely not. It's just alcohol and ambroxan. There are vendors selling the same preparation for much cheaper, or you could even DIY it.

No. 169120

Can anyone give any advice about working with your natural smell/skin chemistry?
I have very dry skin with a sweet smell, but I love obnoxious, rank, musky, animalic or spicy perfumes. Generally whatever floral/sweet notes are present in what I'm wearing get hugely amped, and I have to wash the perfume off because it smells sickly like potpourri. Although the one floral perfume I have (Alexander McQueen) doesn't change much, which makes me think I'm just choosing scents that will never work on me. Should I give up on incense perfumes?

No. 169125

Godamnit. I’m trying to save money but I’m a sucker for this sort of sweet shop branding. Maybe I’ll just get a bunch of the samples . Got stuff from America thats been held up in customs a month already though..

No. 169137

Have any of you tried etsy for scents? I ordered samples from a shop and they were pretty good but the scent wore off after like a few minutes

No. 169166

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.

No. 169173

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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?

No. 169174

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.

No. 169176

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.

No. 169178

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.

No. 169179

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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

No. 169182

Thank you smart anon for sharing your knowledge with us and saving us money, I'm not even kidding

No. 169206

i love the smell of johnson's bedtime baby bath and lotion. it says it's chamomile and lavender scented but it's definitely a mix of synthetic scents. does anyone know of something like it in perfume form?

No. 169223

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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?

No. 169261

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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

No. 169272

ugh im with u on marizpan smells!

No. 169273

Try fragrantica note search, I find it useful for unusual notes

No. 169283

thank you goddess
have u ever smelled it tho
so delicious

No. 169307

Ellie Saab

No. 169308

Forgot to add, I'm not sure if they have a perfume, but the almond stuff at L'Occitane smells SO GOOD. I have the creams, body oil, shower oil etc. Can't get enough

No. 169322

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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

No. 169333

which perfume of his?

No. 169341

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.

No. 169624

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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.

No. 169634

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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.

No. 169726

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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.

No. 169737

I need help, I can't go have a lil sniffy sniff right now in stores and have to order online, can't decide between ariana grande's R.E.M and Cloud. I don't like too floraly smells and would prefer lighter, maybe vanillay smells. I usually go with stronger muskier, dark and woody smells and want something light, breezy, daily scent.

No. 169772

I've heard a lot of good things about Cloud.

No. 169836

I read about cloud on this thread after i already posted and it does sound lovely! Still wanting to hear from R.E.M users but maybe I will get a mini cloud!

No. 169844

I remember i tried smelling cloud ladt year in a store and it smelled to awful i don’t know what you anons are talking about! It smelled so cheap and like any other celebrity perfume. Reminded me of Nicki Minajs perfume that looked like her torso

No. 169848

I love nicki's perfumes and just ordered cloud so guess I am in for a treat! What perfumes do you like then, anon?

No. 169849

My favorite is YSL manifesto and atm Dior rose n roses. I’m happy I helped your decision anon!

No. 169855

I love dior's hypnotic poison and I saw online that it was also liked by cloud wearers so it all worked out! Dior makes the best shit

No. 169906

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I hate to be that person but I’d probably just buy it for the package

No. 169910

The package is very pretty but then you'd have to display it which isn't great for perfume in the long run

No. 169914

I have mine in the toilet room on a glass display so there is no natural light

No. 169920

Ooh, that sounds nice!

No. 169926

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

No. 169930

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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

No. 169953

Personally I'd stay away from fragrances that are easily associated with young girls/teens. But it IS pretty cheap (like <20 euro for a 100ml bottle) so if you're that indecisive it might be worth just trying it.

No. 170190

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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.

No. 170315

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Anyone know of a dupe for this discontinued coconut scent with some longelivity? It's coconut and nothing else.

No. 170316

I would think body shop has some coconut scents

No. 170343

Yoooo I used to be obsessed with this. It's hard to find a replicate

No. 170397

But that's all marketing, anon. No one said that anyone above a certain age can't wear x scent. To stifle yourself that way is just stupid.

No. 170434

May be so but I'm still not going to wear something that makes most people around me think "Huh is she wearing little girl's perfume?". If you want to wear a certain scent 100% for yourself and only yourself, you do you, but I want to smell pleasant for myself AND others. For me, perfume is a part of my outward presentation of myself.

No. 170441

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.

No. 170442

The Body Shop does have coconut scents among others.


No. 170443

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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.

No. 170447

I think you're really overthinking what I said.

No. 170448

Anon, you deadass left a post about how smelling like a certain thing is going to make people around you think that you smell like a "little girl" and someone else is overthinking? That's some neuroticism at its finest.

No. 170459

> is going to make people around you think that you smell like a "little girl"
I said what other people associate 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.

No. 170507

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Has anyone used this? What do you think?

No. 170508

God I’ve always wanted it but never saw a store carrying it to sniff

No. 170516

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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

No. 170524

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.

No. 170530

Aaa i have it and it's one of my fav perfumes!!! very very clean and citrusy smelling whilst also white floral its very nice, pretty unisex too.

No. 170535

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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

No. 170568

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Hanae Mori butterfly is often described as a "strawberry milkshake". It's very feminine and cloudy.

No. 172149

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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

No. 172296

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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!

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!

No. 173159

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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

No. 173161

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

No. 173169

I'll check it out, thank you!

No. 173198

yw anon! i only know about it because i accidentally bought it instead of regular flowerbomb and ended up loving it hahah, bonbon still owns my heart tho

No. 173332

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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)

No. 173334

Samefag but the price seems to be between 20 and 30, I got it for around 15€ which was a steal regardless

No. 173340

For some reason I never knew that Rihanna had her own perfume(s)

No. 173350

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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.

No. 173374

I have the roll on and it's such a fresh and elegant scent, even though it's kinda too flowery to my usual liking. Has anyone tried other rihanna perfumes? I would imagine her releasing hot and heavy scents, those I love

No. 173405

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

No. 176338

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.

No. 176356

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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.

No. 176358

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probably the best smelling perfume ever, but it's way too expensive, I only had a sample lol

No. 176463

have not smelt this but burberry her is said to be a good dupe (same designer too), that or ariana's cloud. everyone's skin chemistry is different etc etc

No. 188124

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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.

No. 188148

I've been wanting to try this one too but haven't found a store that sells it yet. Does it last long?

No. 188182

Its longevity is definitely moderate. I found it at my local Nordstrom – you might try there if you live in the US.

No. 188183

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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.

No. 188184

I tried a sample of this the other day after all of the hype I heard around it and imo it smells incredibly childish and way too sweet. I had two of my friends try it on and they said the same. I think it's way too expensive for how cheap it smells; there are dozens of dupes/clones you can try that will be a fraction of the price.

No. 188186

this was my first "real" perfume in middle school and i still love it today. bottle makes it even better.

No. 188464

does anyone know of a cheaper dupe for ''rain and pear'' or ''warm cotton and mandarin'' from clean?
every perfume i find runs on 30+ dollars and im not planning on paying that much for a perfume

No. 189766

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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.

No. 189773

I don't watch male perfume youtubers reviewing/recommending women's fragrances because a man will recommend what serves him as the person smelling it rather than for the women wearing it. And there's absolutely a gap between how a man perceives a perfume for and on woman and how a woman perceives that perfume for and on herself. I.e. something I see often is men recommending/positively reviewing these very sweet perfumes because they think that's hot and sexy on a woman but then those same perfumes get reviewed as cheap-smelling/tacky/overly sweet by women. I'd rather get a review or recommendation for a perfume from a woman who wears it for herself.

No. 189776

That's probably a fair generalisation, but Sebastian doesn't apply. He's gay and has an aversion to classifying scents as male/female or for men/women. He just discusses what he likes and why. As I said in my pp, he's hugely knowledgable and buys often, so has a ton of quality comparison vids for similar scents. He's always helpful in comments, detailed answers to any questions.

No. 189809

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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.

No. 189842

Agreed, I read somewhere that men in general like the cotton candy-ish, gourmand scents, whereas women mostly wear woody/floral perfumes

No. 189848

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Does wearing an Escada perfume (or supersweet scents in general) scream cheap?

No. 189850

Can anyone recommend perfumes that smell 'clean'? I found that Zara's Mochi Atelier fits the bill but I want more

No. 189857

I looked this one up and it sounds sooooo good. Any idea if they're still selling it?

No. 189859

Were Zara fragrances always this expensive, what the hell? 26 euro for 90ml? I thought they were in the Elizabeth Arden price range (10-12ish euro per 100ml bottle)

No. 189868

Burberry Brit Sheer and Margiela's Replica Lazy Sunday Morning

No. 189874

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…

No. 189912

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this and Moonray Bloom are the best ones.

No. 189914

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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

No. 190017

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I am really loving Flowerbomb! I love its sweet muskiness.

No. 190048

Months late but JLo nailed the celeb perfume game. Don't know if she was actually involved in the production or not but the Glow line was really, really good.

No. 190305

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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.

No. 190316

Can you elaborate on the scents? I like lighter scents myself, I only have one bottle of perfume kek

No. 190320

I have a question; what with covid and everything, where can one go these days to sample perfumes? Or is there some place online that gives out samples?

No. 190322

According to fragrantia the top notes are strawberry pineapple and cherry, middle notes are popcorn and caramel, and base notes are patchouli and musk. I can definitely attest to it being kind of a sweet scent without it being too candyish. Its a very unique scent to me, I dont think theres any other perfume I've smelled before that can be compared to it besides the actual dupes. I think its the perfect high end youthful scent because it has the right amount of musk to balance out the fruitiness. Be warned though, any of the current Miss Dior scents are just straight up soapy. I have one and I never use it.

No. 190323

I know sephora sometimes sends perfumes samples or you can sometimes pick one with points. Maybe magazine ads? Idk if they still use them, I haven't picked one up in 5 years lol

No. 190590

It depends on what country you are in. If you are in the US, you can use sites like luckyscent, surrender to chance and microperfumes to buy samples online. I have used all 3 myself. Sephora usually gives them out in store but at the store near me they do not anymore due to covid which is quite aggravating! You can sometimes get them by using points if you order online, but you wouldn’t be able to choose the scent that way

No. 191081

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.

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.

No. 197037

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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!

No. 197050

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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.

No. 197051

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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.

No. 205574

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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)

No. 205580

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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.

No. 205584

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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

No. 205590

you introduced me to this jingle and I love you for it

No. 205711

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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.

No. 205719

Out of everything on the market…la vie est belle? Seriously?

No. 205746

Are you that one bitchy anon who keeps sperging over people's preferences for any little thing all across /g/?

No. 205752

No, I just have a burning hatred for that basic ass perfume. It's been popular since I was in high school and they keep releasing new versions and they're all terrible and if I hear one more person mispronounce the name I am going to lose it.

No. 205791

I wonder if you ladies could help me out, I love incense and that heavy smell of frankincense too, just dark and smoky, do you have any recommendations for it? I was on the hunt on the internet but everything I came up with was either super out of my budget or discontinued

No. 205810

>how could someone possibly like a popular scent?!!?!

what is your budget?

No. 205824

I think around 50€

No. 205844

I'm sure your perfume taste is impeccable. You waiting on another Santal 33 or BR540 etsy sample in the mail?

No. 205915

Arabian Oud by Lumira is fantastic, its heavy and smells like a dusty old church

No. 205916

samefag but if you want something smokier and more wearable Haze by who is elijah is also great

No. 206029

sadly I can't find them where I live but thank you for your suggestions regardless, I've put them on my 'wishlist'

No. 206672

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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.

No. 206678

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Kek my boyfriend loves such smells though

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.

No. 206680

also wanted to add that I noticed that men don't usually like rosy scents, not light and girly ones but heavier, more gothy or oriental.

No. 206697

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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.

No. 206701

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.

No. 206703

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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.

No. 206708

I sampled it in store and didn't buy it because it was gone pretty quickly. Not worth it unless money's not an issue.

No. 207852

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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.

No. 207860

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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?

No. 207871

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.

No. 208326

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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.

No. 208327

Anon this used to be my fav perfume it but I thought mac discontinued it. It smells so good it's dark and sexy, vaguely leathery but in a good way.

No. 209486

What are some signature autumn scents that aren't a Bath and Body Works spray?

No. 209489

ayrt, thanks for the honest opinion! I think it is discontinued, I think it's just my location that found old stock or something.

No. 209510

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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)

No. 209852

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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.

No. 210310

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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.

No. 210339

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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.

No. 210689

Anyone have experience with natural perfumes? (can be solid or oil ones). What is their durability like?

No. 210694

Any recommendations for a gal in a third world country?
I'm not rich, so I can't afford to drop 300 USD in a perfume, let alone one that might not be available in my country. My budget would be around 100 USD. I'm in Argentina.
I want something subtle and not overtly sweet. I would like to smell like a forest.
All recommendations are very much appreciated.

No. 210698

Ahhh I love Lush so much…the best perfume for me is Rose Jam, but the American Cream conditioner leaves such a persistent faint sweetness on the hair that it’s just as good as a perfume.

No. 210701

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.

No. 210708

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!

No. 210738

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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.

No. 210756

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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.

No. 210760

Haven't purchased from them myself but I know someone who has and they've really enjoyed it.

No. 210787

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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

No. 210829

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Go figure that one of my most used and treasured perfumes is also the cheapest one in my collection

No. 210833

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No. 210865

what is this, it looks like a weird stock photo of a perfume bottle

No. 210866

It's flipped horizontally for some reason

No. 210869

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Issey Miyake has always been a firm favourite of mine. A little goes a long way with it as well.

No. 210926

Ooh, how's it smell? I love floral scents that aren't just roses.

No. 210935

oh man i remember having this on my amazon wishlist years ago after seeing it on some zoella video when i was like 12 lmao. i never actually bought it but i like the concept, is it actually nice?

No. 210947

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What other teenaged weebs owned this?

No. 210954

what’s weebish about this perfume? Just curious

No. 210965

Lol I’ve been wearing it since high school, it’s amazing. You can add it to anything or use as is and it lasts sooooo long- so subtle though. I’ve gotten so many compliments.

No. 211041

Nonas, how long do 100ml/3.4oz last on daily wear for you on average?

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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.

No. 211060

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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.

No. 211140

usually 1ml is around 10-15 sprays and i average 2-3 sprays a day depending on the perfume so that's well over a year for a bottle that big

No. 211516

What are some good etsy perfumes?

No. 211565

has anyone tried the superdrug layering lab body sprays etc and actually compared them to designer perfumes? i’ve been asked tons of times if i’m wearing Alien but it’s superdrug layering lab, obviously doesnt last as long but i don’t mind reapplying something that’s £5. I’m wondering if they’re actually dupes or people are just talking shite

No. 211566

Silken tent or Come to Me by Alkemia

No. 211615

How do you know anon would like those two particular scents? Both of those made me gag because they were sickeningly sweet. She has much better scents than those and her best one just got discontinued. It was a coffee, raspberry, caramel, and rosewater scent. Shame

No. 211620

I'm the anon who originally asked and your post is weirdly nitpicky. I can look them up on my own and read the notes.

No. 211622

It's not nitpicky. I was wondering what type of scents do you enjoy (floral, gourmands, earthy, atmospheric, etc) instead of just throwing out personal biases like the other anon. All she had to recommend was the shop name for you to browse and look at notes yourself. I'm sharing my experience about the two she had recommended, as I have tried everything in that shop.

No. 211628

Anon do you know where you are lol

No. 211629

Guess not bc I'm pretty confused at how anon took offense to my response about perfume while inquiring about perfume lol. If she has money to throw away for blind buys and doesn't want recs and experiences, then idk why she asked. I don't need to bother with it haha.

No. 211652

Many perfume oils are "sickeningly sweet" if you put them right into your nose full force. I've never found them so.

No. 211657

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.

No. 211671

You have a talent at getting wound up over completely innocuous comments even when they're not aimed at you and digging into them until you find something to be offended about. Enjoy the high blood pressure and don't bother replying, I'm hiding this thread

No. 211692

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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.

No. 211717

Good. You've provided zero insight anyway and are assblasted about smelling like a toddler's daydream so much so that you have to hide the thread and project your feefees. Goofy bitch.

No. 211741

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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.

No. 211750

>pear, milk, and rice powder
Not familiar with it but based on those notes, it must smell similar to a Mochi Atelier in Tokyo by Zara and Amour by Kenzo, so if you like those, you'll like it

No. 211823

How much usage would you get out of, say, a 10ml bottle perfume oil? I'm interested in trying one but wanna gauge how much use I'll get out of it.

No. 211830

Late reply, but it was popular in Japan in the early 2000s, I guess

No. 212007

Does anyone else like the Al-rehab perfume oils?

No. 212039

I've been using it for years, yeah. My favorite is Soft and Mira.

No. 212051

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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

No. 212052

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No. 212053

Is it lik that Juliette has a gun (or something like that) perfume that's just one chemical that reacts with your skin chemistry or something?

No. 212163

I use soft and choco musk. What does mira smell like?

No. 212165

Mira is like a more 'mature' version of Soft, if that makes any sense.


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.

No. 213614

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.

No. 213616

has anybody tried any of the Gucci Bloom fragrances? I was thinking of buying the original Bloom (with the pink bottle and red flower packaging) as a gift for Christmas since I think the person I'm buying for likes powdery, flowery scents, but I'm not sure if she would prefer the classic Bloom or the Nettare Di Fiori Bloom instead.

No. 213618

Thank you for the review, this is why I love lurking this thread. Idk anything about perfume but it's so interesting to me.

No. 216970

Same ayrt and I'm so happy you've enjoyed them so much! I have peach pie and I agree that for a split second it smells like peaches, but even over the next few hours it seems to die into this nutmeg and cardamom type smell. It's still nice, but I wanted actual peach. It seems like peach scents are difficult to come by. I've only had luck with the body shop and I don't know if they're ever bringing that scent back.

No. 217173

I’m the same. I love reading about perfumes and ithe sheer variety is interesting to me. Unfortunately, idk if it’s because of a delicate nose or whatever, most perfumes smell absolutely horrible to me, especially the big name ones. I spent a long time thinking i hated perfume and just wore generic vanilla from the store. In fact, what i think i hate are white flower notes, musk notes, and powder notes (which my mom loves). So I’ve been looking for perfumes without any of those things. I still haven’t found a perfume i love, only likes.

No. 221199

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.

No. 221205

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.

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.

No. 221218

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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.

No. 221230


If you are looking for a peach perfume, try Red Jeans from Versace. It came out in the 90's if I recall correctly, and it's quite affordable, you can find a bottle for 20€ (eurofag here) online. It's light and summery, mostly peach, it's not sickeningly sweet because it's both sweet and a bit sour, like the peach ring candies you know? I still don't find it immature. Very nice, light, not-too-much peach scent.

No. 221239

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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?

No. 221832

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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.

No. 221862

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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.

No. 221867

just buy the male version nonna, my bf uses it and it smells a lot more fruity/floral than what you described

No. 221873

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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.

No. 221878

Thank you anon! I will definitely give it a try.
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!!

No. 221898

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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.

No. 221899

Almond, sweet, not juvenile made me think of Hypnotic Poison. Worth seeking a sample out maybe? Its playdoh ish for some but I like it.

No. 222079

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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.

No. 222080

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Cheapie for Mon Guerlain lovers

No. 222081

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Cheapie for Dior Poison Girl lovers

No. 222082

Escada perfumes are my childhood… i have a half empty bottle of rock in rio that i don’t use because it’s too heavy with memories,

No. 222097

Anyone know any dupes for Penghalion's? I got a tester of As Sawira and a limited edition 30ml of Cairo and I'm obsessed. I just cannot drop that kind of money on a full size bottle though

No. 222169

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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

No. 222170

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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

No. 222171

If you want to fork out the monry for it, Maison Margiela Lazy Sunday Morning is good. Don't blind buy tho.

No. 222174

I had my eye on this for a while now but it's impossible to find in my country (Eurofag)

No. 222182

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Can nonitas that has this, how would you describe the scent? Also how is the wear time?

No. 222191

Do you use fragrantica? There's like a 100+ reviews there probably. It's a hugely popular scent. I wish this tread was way more active and there was actually a chance multiple people would reply with their impressions.

No. 222193

It reminds me of a milky biscuit I used to have as a kid. Not unpleasant but I didn't like the association. It smells warm and milky. It's quite fleeting, didn't last long on me.

No. 222206

On my skin it smells like somebody dropped a huge bowl of whipped cream inside a garage, sample it to be safe. It lasts a long time.

No. 222301

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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.

No. 222317

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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?

No. 222319

I mean, Fidji is a really old school woody, green, powdery floral. I don't get how it's "for young girls". Not that I believe in appropriate ages for perfumes. If you loved it, it would be fine. It's just not the kind of fragrance that's trendy so I don't get her logic. Can't imagine many young girls today would ever think of buying it.

No. 222349

Noa of Cacharel, Acqua di Gioia

No. 223386

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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

No. 224365

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Anyone recommend this or similar apricot scent?

oooo this has me intrigued, gonna go and try it tomorrow

No. 224408

Is there any way to identify the ratio of musk to other accords? I hate overly musky female fragrances, one recent one that I tried was Classique by Jean Paul Gaultier.

I've tried so many fragrances that claim to have the main accord be floral, sweet, vanilla, etc but on first spray (and even the dry down), I get instant musk and can barely smell anything else. Reviews aren't that helpful because everyone else claims to smell the floral stuff and barely mentions the musky notes.

No. 224440

I like sweet perfumes but this is sickly and gives me a headache. Seconding everyone who misses lolita lempicka

No. 224441

It's fine. Very generic light floral. Fantasia mermaid is really good but I hate the bottle so I got a mini lol

No. 224521

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…?)

No. 224684

There's a cheap perfume from Ulric DeVarens, a brand that does a lot of dupes. The perfume is called Mini Sexy. It's a colossally dumb name but the fragrance itself smells exactly like the original Lempicka.

No. 224695

God i wish i could get any annasui perfume but it’s unobtanium in euro

No. 224701

They're nothing special save for the fact that some have cute bottles. They do pop up on various EU cosmetics online shops. Even notino usually has some.

No. 224712

Will I be silently judged by people I encounter for wearing Chloe EDP?

No. 224726

What's your reasoning? Cause it's too basic or something else? Most people don't give enough of a shit about fragrances to think anything beyond "I like how this smells/I don't like how this smells"

No. 224758

Is it normal to have more perfumes that you hate than ones that you like? I’ve tried a ton of designer frag samples and I’m still stuck with my signature scent and haven’t found anything else. If I name all the perfumes I tried and hated I think anons might kill me.

No. 224781

I've seen this complaint before ("people will think I'm basic for wearing X scent") but I don't get it? How many people do you know or meet that are invested enough in perfume that they would even recognize most "basic" scents on someone else in the first place?

No. 224823

I only judge people for wearing coco mademoiselle and j'adore

No. 224841

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.

No. 224861

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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?

No. 224871

Isnt that the case of you getting used to the smell? Have you had a chance to maybe ask someone after 1-2h to smell and tell you if they can feel it?

No. 224903

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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?

No. 224915

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.

No. 224924

Perfumes performs differently. If all of yours disappear sadly all of them probably has shit longevity. It’s strange tho I have cheap Amazon perfumes that outperformes the Tom Ford crap I have.

No. 224935

Most Tom Ford perfumes are notorious for their bad longevity.

No. 224944

Yeah I was super miffed about that, I love neroli portofino and got it on a big sale but man it’s so ass

No. 224949

I've heard that about them before. Never owned one myself, they just don't attract me. You really gotta offer people SOMETHING for that price. Kinda out there to even dare to produce something weak for that much money. But I guess it will sell despite everything because Tom Ford. There are so many good dupes for everything out there today so to me it's hard to be even the slightest bit interested.

No. 224957


Yeah I guess I've spent too much time on perfume forums reading about how the korean girls/normies/whoever stink of X popular perfume.

No. 224960

I watch a lot of perfume collection/review videos. One time YouTube recommended me one by a Korean youtuber. After I watched that it recommended more. And like…Korean perfume collection videos are so strange and boring. They all seem to wear the same perfumes by the same few brands. It's straight up bizarre. No one's interested in ANYTHING else? I don't know what was up with that.

No. 224969

Any YouTuber perfume buffs you recommend ?

No. 224982

Oh I don't have any faves. I'll usually look for a specific fragrance and then watch all the videos that mention it. I often end up watching people like Mila LeBlanc, Gabby Loves Perfumes, ValliVon, Sarah Mayes, Sally Marion etc.

No. 224983

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?

No. 224989

Don't remember seeing that much Killian. From what I can recall it was mostly Dyptique, Jo Malone, Byredo. But the same few fragrances. Also the same Santa Maria Novella one kept coming up so I stopped watching.

No. 225004

Can you just spray perfume on your clothes? It seems like whenever I put perfume on my skin it changes the smell and isn't as nice.

No. 225005

Get better perfume then. The whole point of it is your body temperature changes the perfume's smells.

No. 225018

Plenty of people spray perfume on their clothes. It's pretty well known that it tends to last longer on fabric but it doesn't project as far because of the lack of heat. If you wanna try it, definitely spray it on an invisible part of the fabric first tho to make sure it doesn't stain.

No. 225024

Your skin chemistry is unique and every single perfume will react differently to it.

No. 225027

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Fragrantica review of snowy owl. I checked to see if this was a troll account but no, seems real.

No. 225029

this has strong copypasta potential. that's hilarious.

No. 225036

I laughed out loud, that's hilarious

No. 225091

Gosh I really want to smell that now so I can cry about penguins too.

No. 225097

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It's actually really nice, worth trying.

No. 225101

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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.

No. 225103

>€169 for 60ml

No. 225104

No. 225105

I love the combo of cherry and leather, wish it was more common in cheaper perfumes.

No. 225106

Thoughts on Ruby Woo?

No. 225118

Good for the price, simple but unique. It's heavier on the smoke and leather than cherry, at least on my skin. It lasts well too. Overall I quite like it. It's a shame it got discontinued.

No. 225120

If you want something cheap, try one of the Clean perfumes. They're very popular here, especially Warm Cotton.

No. 225122

Too bad it's from Canada, I'm in Europe and want to smell like a snowy owl.

No. 225195

It's been discontinued? Fuck.

Any good affordable dupes?

No. 225213

me too anon, thankfully international shipping exists.

No. 225271

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YSL Libre intense is SO GOOD, very sophisticated, long lasting and warm.

No. 225299

Your comment made me curious so i bought a pair of roll ons of "Golden Sands". It smells very caramelly and i can’t pick up any oud. It’s a bit old fashioned so i gave one to my mom.

No. 225310

While on the plane the male attendant was wearing a wonderful scent, it definitely had almonds but it wasn’t too sweet, it was definitely surprising on a man but also incredibly charming. Such a change from cologne. I wish I knew what it was, i would wear it too.

No. 225313

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Give me your fave gourmand recs (perfume that smells like sweets, baked goods etc)

No. 225322

i like private show by britney but not sure if that's exactly what you're looking for.

No. 225375

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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

No. 225522

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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.

No. 225529

they develop taste i guess? i never was into sweet scents, they're cloying and obnoxious. they make me feel unclean.

No. 225556

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.

No. 225573

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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.

No. 225587

ahh this looks gorgeous, I had no idea they did solids.

No. 225598

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.

No. 225599

There have been multiple times I was wearing let the good times roll and people have walked in the room and asked why it smells like cake kek. It is really strong, idk what it is about Lush products but they smell "thick" to me, if that makes sense?

No. 225659

Oh that’s cool you’re lucky anon! I’ve wanted to try alkemia for so long!

No. 225717

It looks so pretty!! What does it smell like?

No. 225782

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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:
warm spicy

No. 225819

Can you get divain 253?

No. 225877

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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.

No. 225880

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

No. 225896

Anyone else find it impossible to get samples? These days stores only have those little paper strips you spray onto which aren't helpful at all. In the early '10s every store had mini sample decants. Maybe it's just my area. Buying samples online is so fucking expensive too with shipping and all.

No. 225910

I went to try Noa today and it was really nice! Thanks for the rec.

I'll check on them if I ever see a store that sample them, thanks!

No. 225933

There's a brand called Jenny Glow and they mostly do Jo Malone dupes. I suggest you look for that since they're deemed to be pretty accurate. Their copy of this is called Myrrh & Bean.

No. 225934

YESSS, I was thinking the same thing the other day!!

No. 225964

Yes, so annoying! I wish there was a company like Scentbird but legit and not dreadfully mismanaged. I even looked up buying samples online but the only store who shipped to me has a bunch of 1 star reviews saying the samples were watered down. You'd think Covid would have made samples even more important for testing and marketing when malls were abandoned and everyone shopped online.

No. 226084

Covid affected supply routes. The chain I work at no longer receives samples on a frequent basis, so we're supposed to save them for paying customers as a gift with purchase. Suppliers simply don't give a shit about samples and if stores gave them out to everyone, they'd be out of samples in a week.

No. 226151

I have had good luck farming instagram ads for free samples, over the last 6 months or so I have accumulated more than a dozen. Downside, can only get recent perfumes like that.

No. 226207

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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?

No. 226251

I don't think so, I mean their older fragrances are still available as well

No. 226254

If it's the same as Cherry In The Air I could cry tears of joy.

No. 226510

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

No. 226698

kek, my mom bought it for me too and I don't like it. It's ok at first, but dries down as a weird stinky sweaty smell on me

No. 228131

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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.

No. 228254

Does anyone have any recommendations for a perfume that’s sickly sweet? Like candy sweet, no floral notes at all. I’m looking for the most teeth achingly sweet cotton candy scented body spray, but in an actual perfume that lasts.

No. 228268

the ones in the studded round bottles - especially pink and light blue - were my favourites years ago!

No. 228320

I have vip private show, some floral aqua shit in a teal bottle and the og midnight fantasy. I love them all but longevity is abysmal, literal body spray tier. However, bearing in mind how cheap they are I still think its a good investment/way to experiment and you can always take a vaporiser with you or something.

No. 228838

Moschino Toy 2 Bubble Gum?

No. 228840

Pink Sugar, ofc

No. 229569

Just got Davidoff Cool Water because i like the male version and it smells so nice, like soapy cologne. I wish the oceanic note was more pronounced.

No. 229863

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.

It's rated 4.38/5, I hope it's as nice as it sounds.

No. 230181

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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?

No. 230202

Angel came out in 1992 anon

No. 230221

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.

Yeah, and Angel Nova came out in 2020 which is why anon said she thinks they’re attempting to market it to gen z.

No. 230305

Finally got to smell this and had to get the 100ml one. In my opinion it seemed similar to Cherry In The Air.

No. 230308

I'm working on collecting them all. I'm being a total consoomer because to be honest none of the ones I tried are that great. I usually wear them for my own sake or when I'm just going to the grocery store.. From my experience Curious lasts the longest, I can still smell it on day 2-3. I got some compliments on it too but personally I think it's too.. sour? Once I wore Private Show and a friend asked ''why does it smell like mens cologne in here?''. Kinda embarrassing and I've never worn it since. My fav is Midnight Fantasy.

No. 235416

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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

No. 235418

Of course I do, I wear perfume for myself and night time is the only time I can wear what I want without olfactory Nazis telling me what to do. I've usually worn Liz Taylor's Gardenia at home no matter the season if I'm not trying something new, I spray it and them wrap my robe around myself. Don't know if it lasts longer that way but it just feels better to wear it under clothing.

No. 235421

I usually use Nemat's amber or vanilla musk oil (sometimes together). They smell so good (especially the amber oil, I will sniff my wrist forever it's so good) and it definitely helps me sleep!

No. 235426

Sweet musk or sweet amber + vanilla combo is always so good and comfy

No. 235436

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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

No. 235445

How…? I hate anais anais so much it smells like acrid public toilet

No. 235447

nta but wtf kek it just smells flowery to me

No. 235468

I knew someone who loves Anais Anais and would go store to store if they couldn’t find it

No. 235470

To me it smells like powdery florals, kinda smells like dolls? like a scented barbie doll? Depends of your skin chemistry I expect
Ye, I feel like it's a nostalgic smell for a lot of people since it's a common "first perfume" gift
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

No. 235537

Lol yeah i associate all white florals with toilet freshener sadly

No. 235538

Yeah, with Hypnose by Lancome. It smelled like a dream on paper, on my skin it was a bitter detergent smell for some fucking reason. The opposite happened with Narciso Ambrée - I was afraid that musk would be more dominant on my skin, but it ended up smelling amber-y which made me happy. Also I expected This is Her by Zadig & Voltaire to smell horrible on my skin (I read reviews saying it smells masculine), but it ended up smelling sweet, feminine and milky on me

No. 236828

You may like Marc Jacobs daisy Intense and have you ever tried burberry her? I really like musky strawberry scents!

No. 237211

I absolutely fucking hate the smell of vetiver by itself but whenever my boyfriend wears a fragrance that has vetiver notes, I can hardly detect it on him. It just smells citrusy and sweetly musky the way rose petals do, so either my nose is broken or his skin is magic. I honestly considered borrowing some of his fragrances before I found out that many of them have vetiver base notes, and since I don't have his magic skin chemistry I would probably vomit if I wore them.

No. 237337

I've tried the some of the perfumes for the Daisy collection. Maybe my memory's foggy, but I remember that I generally liked the collection, but I liked Daisy Dream the best, but I only used paper to smell it. I haven't tried Burberry Her, but I've been wanting to try it out when I get the chance

No. 237667

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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.

No. 237695

I LOOOOOVE Karma. its my everyday wear. smells at 'choolie and creamsicle and pine needles. My biggest complaint is that toward the end of the bottle the atomizers start getting weird at least from my experience. I feel like it lasts decently. I can still get whiffs on my unwashed clothes the night after. And i've gotten some compliments from it before. if you're into that hippie vibe give it a sniff next time youre there.

No. 237709

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.

No. 238128

Oooo I’m gonna give it a whiff when I’m at list next time. Thank you nonita

No. 246407

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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

No. 246430

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.

No. 246496

I do; I found an online shop where you can order a super tiny sample of any perfume you want for an equivalent of a few dollars and when I'm looking for something new I just make a list of a few perfumes I want to try and order from there to wear them on separate days and see how I feel. Maybe you have something similar in your country?

No. 246511

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.

Off topic: I want to bury my face in that fluffy beast so bad!!

No. 246624

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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.

No. 246639

Gotta ask was it Ase to Sekken

No. 246640

>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.

No. 246660

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?

No. 246797

Same anon but I forgot to add that I cannot believe BR540 is unisex/worn by men. It is so sweet and sugary. Like Pink Sugar but with a horrible saffron note ontop, ew.

No. 246804


No. 246812

No, Inu x Boku SS.

No. 247134

is there a perfume or body lotion that smells exactly like nivea cherry lip balm? i caught myself constantly sniffing my cherry lipbalm and it makes me feel weird and it’s also so unhygienic

No. 248013

I have only ever worn Karma by Lush. I never got into perfumes until I tried it, then I fell in love with it when I smelled it inside of the shop one day. I started buying it every time I run out; 1 or 2x per year. It's very strongly scented like oranges on me & I get a ton of compliments every time I wear it. I want to find something cheaper that is the same kind of citrusy heady smell, but I don't know perfume brands & I get headaches from testing scents. Anyone got any reccs? Bonus if cheaper, Lush is a cringey level of money for the amount of product.

No. 248019

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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?

No. 248020

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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

No. 248711

Anyone have almond milk & oat blossom by Victorias secret?

No. 249981

I want sort of a casual pretty girl scent along the lines of English Freesia and Pear by Jo Malone and Lazy Sunday Morning by Replica. Any suggestions for similar clean and pretty frags that LAST? Both of these would be great but their longevity and sillage on me are shit.

No. 250753

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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

No. 250784

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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.

No. 250789

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.

i saw an advert for these zara perfumes and the range includes a cherry scent. have you tried it?

No. 250820

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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.

No. 250837

>the notes are Sage
lmao I thought this was a perfume that you made up and photoshopped the bottle

No. 250838

No, I diidn't know there was a cherry scent!! I've only tried Lightly Bloom and Deep Garden

No. 250839

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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?

No. 250855

It's the official lolcow perfume! Someone get this and review it.

No. 250954

>billie eilish
>the bottle is 50% tits


No. 250979

It's horrible. I've held the bottle at the store and felt super creepy, and the tits actually make it super difficult to hold and spray.

No. 251173

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

No. 251807

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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.

No. 251906

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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.

No. 251974

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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?

No. 252357

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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.
I'm so mad at myself for not hanging onto the bottle I had of this, I loved this scent

No. 252363

not sure if this is ot, but what is your favorite, or most memorable perfume ad that you seen?

No. 252365

It used to be my fav too and after it came back again after being discontinued it definitely changed for the worst, tho I’m glad I found that a place that sells perfume dupes for cheap smells almost like the original one.

No. 252386

Love Rooney and the video captures perfectly what the perfume smells like. The music is also cool

No. 252478

Patrician taste. I love green!

No. 252533

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also Clinique Happy from my step grandma but I hated it.

No. 252537

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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.

No. 252539

I remember this one playing all the time on tv when I was a kid and it just makes me laugh
>walk into a fortune tellers
>ask if I want my fortune told
>say no

No. 252542

Thank you for sharing this anon. The commercial is hilarious, but it also made me sad to remember she didn't really get to choose her own destiny.

No. 252574

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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!

No. 252597

Awwww my mom used to wear this scent, thanks for my memories nonny

No. 252599

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my favourite perfume, it's sweet and clean at the same time, really polite too

Great cheapie

No. 252606

philosykos without the coconut? perfect! just saw a review on fragrantica describing it smelling like an english graveyard and i couldn't be even more intrigued to try it out!

No. 252623

I love it and almost all of its variations. The pear version is so juicy.
Great choice nonna, I'm thinking of getting it next. How is the longevity?

No. 252654

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

No. 252744

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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.

No. 252746

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>pour homme

No. 252749

Many women prefer to wear masculine perfumes, GNC women exist, what's your point?

No. 252750

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>pour homme

No. 252755

average straight woman when she's faced with the idea of butch lesbians/gnc women

No. 252769

You are so boring
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.

No. 252770

NTA but don't worry anon. It's not like you mentioned Sauvage, Aventus, Spicebomb, or whatever thot juice it is that moid fragheads are notorious for sperging about in fragrance communities.

No. 252796

You probably think you can't shave with a razor with a blue handle because it's labeled "for men" too.

No. 252797

I have the tropical version of this. I LOVE the scent but the lasting power is awful, it's gone after 10 minutes.

No. 253631

NTA but I secretly like the smell of sauvage, but I never got it. Also, bump because of gore

No. 253670

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Honestly, I smelled picrel at sephora once and I really want to buy it. Anyone else into it?

No. 253826

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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.

No. 253831

Any anons know a perfume that features Linden as a main note? It’a a very nostalgic smell that makes me feel excited about spring/summer but I’ve never really found a perfume that adequately captures it.

No. 253852

You should try Prairie 66 by Alkemia on Etsy, I fell in love with this scent a few years ago and for the price it’s totally worth it

No. 253976

Thanks for the suggestion, anon! I ordered a sample and a few other scents from her, her shop seems like an awesome place to find interesting fragrance that evokes specific images.

No. 254430

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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.

No. 254432

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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.

No. 254434

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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.

No. 254552

Thanks anon for the response! I have not–everyone talks about them so negatively so no I haven't tried JHAG. I've smelled Vanilla Vibes at Sephora once and it was way too overpowering for my taste.

No. 254554

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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.

No. 254557

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The only perfume I wear. I adore it. English Pear and Freesia.

No. 254599

Unless you can get it at a deep discount I'd stay away. Like most TF perfumes, it's notorious for shit longevity.

No. 254655

avatar fag again and i will kick your ass

No. 254657

i don't think you know what avatarfagging means nonna

No. 255003

If you skimmed the thread for 5 seconds, you'd be able to pick out all their posts easily ""nonna""

No. 255042

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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?

No. 255086

You're delusional, get a grip.

No. 256227

Any anons into perfume oil dupes? Part of what attracted me to niche is the EU chemical bans and I'm wondering if oils take that into consideration or if I need to buy the original niche perfumes if I wanna avoid cancer causing chemicals.

No. 257025

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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

No. 257101

Going by your loves you like fruity, slightly sweet, powdery scents with a touch of wood. Also Bitter Peach is like the definition of warm and spicy lol.

No. 257539

Does anyone else find perfume solids really frustrating? Maybe it's a me problem because I like my perfume strong and long lasting, but it takes an annoyingly long time to reply. I just do my wrists and behind my ears.

No. 257589

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.

No. 257595

I need perfume recs. I really like powdery/soft scents and i keep mostly finding strong sweet smelling ones and it makes me dizzy. Recently been using the white musk perfume from the body shop for 4 yrs now and im getting a bit tired of it

No. 257597

Chanel Chance Eu Tendre (the pink bottle) is a musky soft spring fragrance,not overly sweet. Love, Chloe is in that same vibe as well.

No. 257623

i don't personally feel like it's super appropriate to wear strong perfume for regular daily activities so they're nice if i'm just going grocery shopping or something

No. 257625

Anyone else has altered smell from covid? Some things smell normal (like fruit), but perfumes, cooking, etc smell different and after a year there's been no improvement. It kills me that I can't try new perfumes and I don't know if my smell will ever be normal again.

No. 257633

Yes, for me too. Perfume still smells normal but some food smells horrible, fruit smells normal for me too.

No. 257643

I have a sample of it and I love it. to me it smells like a floral vanilla, the musk is there but subtle.

No. 257647

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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!

No. 257679

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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?

No. 257731

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
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.
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.

No. 257757

Nonnas I need help finding a perfume my friend had a few years ago. I remember it was in a deep red heart shaped bottle and smelt a little fruity? My friend thought ‘pomme’ was in the name but it was definitely a heart, like a shaped gem with facets. It’s not a Vera Wang perfume and I don’t think it’s Diesel by Loverdose because that one is a little too elongated and spade-like.

No. 257767

i haven't tried this but i'm going to. almost all of the escada tropical scents geared toward young adults are AMAZING, or at least, were. any other anons into the tropical young adult geared escada scents?

No. 257808

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.

No. 258388

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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.

No. 258452

Nina Ricci L'Elixir? Or maybe Aura by Mugler.

No. 258478

I wonder if smelling it while you slept made you nose-blind to the parts of the perfume you don’t like so it smelled better than it normally does to you. Have you tried wearing it to bed again?

No. 258485

Funny you post this as I was about to whine about cloud. It never ever smells good to me right agter spraying, no matter where or what I do, it only smells lovely to me when I spray it the night before on my clothes or room. Otherwise it smells like plastic and something I can't really place, something industrial? I've resulted in just spraying it on my clothes or putting some on my neck before sleeping.

No. 258505

Just my experience, but I’ve noticed things smell different depending on a lot of external factors, especially with perfume. Some fragrances smell amazing one day, next day they’re a little underwhelming, vice versa, etc. I think it’s sort of like a food craving, sometimes you just “crave” something different.

No. 258845

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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.


No. 258871

super late reply, did you wind up liking it nonny?

No. 259089

Aura looks like a real life magical girl item, wow. It wasn't either of those, sadly. If it was an apple I'd definitely think of that instead of a heart.

No. 259093

Maybe it was a weird counterfeit version? I've seen "limited edition" Aura in red packaging in Russia kek

No. 259139

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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

No. 259412

ayrt; I ended up browsing through the rest of the website and now I want to try them all. Your description of Woodcut sounds super intriguing, and I've been wanting a spooky moid-repellent scent to go with my goth fits for going out anyway so I might get that instead. Also, as someone who owns Cattleya orchids, that scent sounds bang-on.

No. 261827


Lolita Lempicka? Any of the? They have many apple-shaped bottles, but I remember them having a heart-shaped one, too. Can't remember the name though.

No. 271082

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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

No. 271084

Have you ever had a huge shift in how you enjoy scents? I used to love vanilla, anything with vanilla was my shit but now, it smells like molten plastic? I thought my perfume had gone bad but now that I smelled other fresh stuff, it’s all synthetic and weird. I haven’t had covid nor any other smelling related issues, maybe this is just my tastes developing but it’s a fucking shame my faves kinda gross me out now.

No. 271092

I've started wearing some of the more "unisex" sweet male fragrances and now I can barely tolerate perfumes marketed toward women, even ones I used to love

No. 271098

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.
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.

No. 271191

did either of you find the sol de janeiro body sprays better/longer lasting than the body cream? i've tried the cream at sephora and liked the scent, but found that the body spray scent didn't last as long

No. 271277

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…

No. 271693

What are good options for a wedding fragrance? I've been testing a lot of different fragrances and have no idea what I want except that it needs to be a fragrance suited for a really hot summer. I'm a newbie to perfumes and am discovering I like mostly basic shit with fruity, citrus, patchouli and almond notes. Some specific ones I like are D&G Light Blue eau intense, Si Passione, Good Girl, Girl of Now Forever, Alien, Black Orchid. I quite dislike heavy florals and especially rose scents.

No. 271758

>wedding perfume

No. 271866

i'm actually not super familiar with eau rose but i know people tend to really like it. i've never been a big fan of rose as a scent. lychee sounds like a really unique scent though

No. 271997

I do like it! I know some people think of rose perfume as grandma-ish but it has a strong without being overbearing scent that's pleasant for me, and stays consistent and present all day. It's very rich and luscious smelling and makes me feel like a refined old timey lady of leisure wearing it, lmao. It just has none of the lychee I crave… It is a good scent, I wish it would be used more often!

No. 271998

I loooove perfume. My go-tos are YSL Libre, Mon Guerlain, Lush 29 High Street, Montale Vanille Absolu (discontinued now i think), Commodity Wool, Maison Margelia Under the Lemon Tree, Tom Ford Bitter Peach and Lost Cherry, Clean Rain… I could really go on

No. 272005

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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.

No. 272012

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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

No. 272035

i love libre! i have the parfum intense. if you like white florals and orange blossom-y scents i'd recommend le labo's fleur d'orangeur and their lys and jasmine scents, and diptyque's do son

No. 272041

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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.

No. 272050

Just seeing that bottle makes me so nostalgic. I want to go back.

No. 272052

Do son is so nice! I need to try a sample of it for sure. I really liked diptyques Volutes as well, it's like my perfect cologne scent without being too manly. Le Labo is a house Ive wanted to try for a while now, but it's impossible to find in-store. One day I'll stumble across it I hope!

No. 272101

Anyone have a rec for a perfume that smells subtle and clean and is not too expensive?

No. 272160

I really like Green Tea by Estee Lauder. Very affordable and I always get compliments. It doesn't last long so I keep the travel spritzer in my bag for long days.

No. 272193

diptyque recently had this huge promotion for their do son line so i'm sure they have a lot of samples

No. 272227

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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

No. 272279

Smells like rubbing alcohol on the skin

No. 272522

Gucci Envy is one of my most favorite perfumes, it reminds me of my mom. It's a shame it got discontinued

No. 272823

2months late but I'm obsessed with this, it's my second favorite perfume that I own

No. 272824

Not the perfume that you tried, but try Choco Musk by Al-Rehab. it's like $10 too.

No. 273064

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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

No. 273113

Wtf I thought you were memeing. That's fascinating. Brb gonna go find some kind of lavender pumpkin pie lotion.

No. 273624

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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.

No. 273633

Ooh that looks so nice! I've always wanted to try a solid perfum but have never seen them anywhere! (Except for lush stores, I know they have them but I hate their pushy employees so I never go in there)

No. 273637

kek I thought this was bullshit but looked into it and it's true:

>The sexy-scent findings are among the most entertaining highlighted in the book. As the New York Post pointed out, you probably don't think of pumpkin pie as as a mood-setter. According to The Real Science Of Sex Appeal, though, the research of Alan Hirsch, MD (director at the Smell & Taste Treatment And Research Foundation) indicates it might be

>Back in the '90s, Dr. Hirsch measured penile blood flow in 31 men as they smelled 46 different scents

>Apparently, smelling pumpkin pie increased penile blood flow — used as a measurement for male arousal — by 40%

>Lavender increased it by the same percentage, but cheese pizza only increased it by 5%

No. 273639

I thought lavender was supposed to be relaxing, but it actually gives men boners? Wtaf?

No. 273645

yeah, it's weird

No. 273649

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)

No. 273970

one thing that's interesting to think about is whether they took gender identification into account. like, does lavender only make the male penis hard? what about female penises? as someone with a trans gf, I just wish scientists would be more inclusive

No. 273971

transgirls get the hardest off the scent of baja blast and fecal coliform bacteria

No. 273976

can't forget the scent of stolen panties from the cis-women in their families!

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No. 273992

anon, she was clearly joking

No. 274077

I read these two descriptions on an indie fragrance website but the shipping is too expensive so I wonder if any of you know of a perfume that is similar to either of these:
>River water, moonlight, cool stone, Mugunghwa (rose of Sharon) blooms.
>Crisp white sheets, nightblooming jasmine, and peony.

No. 274081

if it has a listing on fragrantica, it's pretty easy to find something similiar

No. 274117

never wearing perfume ever again. Going chimp mode

No. 287019

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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

No. 287046

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I have a weakness for white florals. I’ve been enjoying picrel a lot recently

No. 287924

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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…

No. 287979

Has someone found a perfume brand that pulls off atmospheric scents well? For example, imagine a one that is supposed to emulate camping with all kinds of notes…but it mostly smells of fire and a pungent sweetness (from smores). I know I don't have the best nose, though there has to be better.
I remember trying a winter one and just being so deeply disappointed.

I have tried some Indie ones before (Alkemia, Poesie, etc), though really haven't found one that doesn't suffer from that issue. Maybe I need to sample more, idk.

No. 288804

Very old post but I bought the perfume linked here and it's amazing, I really do smell like a yummy lemon pastry! Any anons tried other Crown Perfumes scents?

No. 288830

Can anyone tell me if a app exists where you scan the batch code of a perfume and it tells you whether it is fake or not because there are alot of fake perfume sellers, and even some drugstores also have been caught selling fakes.

No. 288843

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Someone let me know what your experience is using the body mists and perfumes by ariana grande

No. 288881

Have you tried any replika ones? I thought autumn vibes do a good job of well, giving the autumn vibes kek, while still being palatable.

No. 288944

Does anyone know a perfume that smells like roses and baby powder?

No. 289059

Have you tired loves baby soft?

No. 289069

this packaging makes it look like dollar store body mist, no thank you

No. 289104

because that’s exactly what that is, I saw one of those at my local department store

No. 289145

No I haven’t. Does it smell like that? I looked it up and it seems to have so many different notes…

No. 289177

>dollar store body mist
I unironically love these. Calgon Morning Glory? Yes please.

No. 289188

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.
Have you tried Solstice Scents?

No. 289333

Oh thanks so much! I’ll definitely try it then. I just love powdery scents and yeah layering them is a good idea, ty nona.

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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

No. 290276

Damn I wish I could find a sample of this one; read up a bit more about it on fragrantica and it seems right up my alley; will keep an eye out and maybe someday I can try it!

No. 291066

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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

No. 291071

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.
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!

No. 291072

I’ve realized that smells smell completely different to different people. Sometimes when I get a perfume I’ll go look up reviews on fragrantica and the description of what they smell often is absolutely nothing similar to what I can smell. I’ve had perfumes that I absolutely loved, some other people liked, and other people thought were gross, same with perfumes other people like and I hate.

No. 291075

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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?

No. 291116

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?
>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?

No. 291228

Your body chemistry can change a scent. A scent can be very multidimensional when I first spray it but sometimes after a minute or two on my skin I can only smell one or two notes. I also have quite acidic skin so I can’t wear anything with sour or citrus or white floral notes because it turns and smells so sharp on my skin. It’s possible your body chemistry just doesn’t vibe well with that perfumes chemicals. I’ve also bought high end perfumes that smelled disgusting, like actual ashtrays or old wet leather boots.

No. 291258

I have the GON flanker Shine and although it's advertised as this yellow juice it was a deep orange when I got it. It's being discontinued and I got it on a massive discount so I'm assuming it was just old stock. Nevertheless, it smells amazing so I don't think the colour changing will impact it too much.

No. 291267

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?
Not yet, I'll look into it. I hope it isn't super expensive bc I loooove trying new samples.

No. 291312

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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.

No. 291653

What indie perfume sites offer free shipping for any amount of sample perfumes besides Haus of Gloi? It's honestly the main thing that keeps me from trying more.

No. 291712

so upset I can't enjoy this. I bought this last year or something and it just smells like pickles to me.

No. 291770

Thank U Next is fantastic!!!
It smells like sunscreen at the water park, but with a coconut/rose kind of undertone.
It makes me think of going to the water park and listening to Taylor Swift songs when I was eight.

No. 291928

First ayrt! That's too bad, but about what I expected. I've been looking into Solstice and from the reviews, it looks like they lean heavy on sweet stuff and gourmands. Fine for me, but not what you're looking for. Your description makes me crave a snowy winter scent as well. I love atmospheric, realistic scents that paint a vivid picture. I know you said you already tried Alkemia, but I think they're just great at what I described. I love Vert Sure Le Vert, it's the greenest most realistic green I've ever smelled, like crushing fresh leaves in your hand. St Louis Cemetery (there's a red clay note that's fantastically realistic) is another favorite. They might have released more since the last time you tried them, they tend to cycle through scents fairly frequently from what I've seen. Idk what your price point is like but I would consider Zoologist expensive, to the point where I probably won't try the samples unless they're gifted to me. I'm intrigued by them though, I want to try them so bad.
Ooh you made me want to try it now! Sunscreen at the water park with rose and coconut… is it very sweet? Or fresh? The vibe you describe sounds so sunny and happy.

No. 292510

That's so strange, I wonder why. It's a bummer that you bought it too because it's expensive.

No. 292540

An anon upthread mentioned Avignon from the Incense series by Comme Des Garçons and I got a sample of it thinking it'd be a spooky novelty scent but I actually really like it. It smells of resin and woodsmoke at first but when it dries down it also has notes of beeswax and chamomile, without ever being cloying. Maybe I'm nuts but I find the smell very comforting - more kind old grandma nun than dour bishop.

No. 292543

Anyone know if you’re allowed to take full size body mists (like 100ml+) on planes? Is there a limit to how many perfume bottles you can take? And do you have to put them in hand luggage or checked luggage?

No. 292545

Maybe it varies by country but generally speaking (at least in the USA), no. Bottles of that size would need to go into checked luggage as 100ml is the max size.

No. 292619

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Finally got around trying Zoologist's Bee and I see exactly what you mean describing it! The smell made me think of a honeycomb more than just honey already from the jar, but it's still definitely honey which is the fragrance accuracy level I didn't expect, made me really curious about their other perfumes. I actually liked it enough to wear in public but when I asked a friend what she thinks about it she said it's weird, so since then I only tried it again at home for myself
What other samples have you tried nonna? Do you have any other recommendations?

No. 292622

Nonnas I need a perfume that TRULY smells like johnsons baby lotion. Pls help I've tried like 4

No. 292623

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Has anyone tried perfumes from Jill Stuart? My whole makeup collection is JS it's so darn pretty.

No. 292634

I want to but unfortunately I live in the uk and we can’t ship perfumes from Japan or the US to here

No. 292635

I’ve been looking for the same for a long time. I really love baby powdery scents but every perfume just throws way too many other notes in and ruins it. Which ones have you tried already?

No. 292653

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Has anyone tried any Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume dupes? I love how it smells on me but I am not willing to drop 100+ dollars on a perfume that is incredibly simple, structurally speaking. I have my sights set on Dossier's Musky Musk fragrance. I worry about its longevity on my skin, though. Not A Perfume lasted incredibly long on me, and perfumes in general typically do not last very long on me.

No. 292692

You could try this.

No. 292696

Damn just looked up ambergris and that shits gross lol. People are spraying whale’s tonsil stones/gallstones essence on their bodies.

No. 292754

I hear a lot of people get a pickle note from this, I'll admit it put me off trying. But I do have bois de balincourt which does have a distinct dill/less sharp pickle note and I still love it, I don't know why.
I remember it being a point of contention in moby dick, I think child-me thought it was made up or something bc it was such a weird concept so I was surprised when I first saw it as a perfume ingredient. Like oh shit it's real? lol

No. 292891

Suggestions for decent budget scents? Think in the max 15-20ish euro per 100ml range (or similiar in usd, I might be able to find it here).

No. 292903

Go to the store and try some stuff from Zara or whatever sells cheap body sprays. Zara is good because they have a lot of “dupes” for designer perfumes. You didn’t give us any idea of what you want to smell like, figure that out.

No. 293098

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I have a dilemma: I'm meeting my long distance partner and want him to absolutely eat me up. Which of these two do I bring out? It's our first time meeting in person and I want to make a delicious impression

Kenzo World Power, or Lush Let the Good Times Roll?

No. 293100

I didn't mention "what I like" because I'm open to try anything, but if you insist, I like fresh/citrus-y/green/aquatic scents and generally dislike white florals. It's also just a bottle for my gym bag so I frankly don't rrrrreally care that much, just want something cheap.

I'll try Zara's scents, thanks.

No. 293120

I wish I could help you. I only wear granny perfumes…

No. 293122

Men generally like sweet perfumes on women so the Lush one is your best bet.

No. 293123


Thank you nonny! He likes the one I scented my letters with but it's not very strong, so LTGTR felt like a good bet!

No. 293315

Does anyone know a true, clean rose water perfume? It's either too old lady or way too floral.

No. 293316

Sorry double posting. I smelled Ariana grande cloud today and wanted to love it but it mostly smelled like alcohol to me? I wish the true scent was more strong… any suggestions?

No. 293317

Sorry for the late reply; I've tried basically everything except Loves. Demeter has a baby shampoo fragrance and it's perfect so I've settled for that. For clothes I use Dreft scent booster + distilled water shake shake then spray. Funny enough the Dreft baby scent beads is the only thing I've found that smells like johnson baby lotion outside of actual johnsons baby lotion

No. 293445

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Nonnies, I realize that I have very basic tastes. I have tried a few perfumes and I think the only one that really appeals to me was Litchi Milk Tea by Haus of Gloi, which out of the bottle had a lovely creamy litchi scent to it.
However, over time it starts smelling kind of…acrid on my skin and I have so much more luck just putting it on my clothes. Awkward. On top of that, it really just is hard to smell. I really enjoy fruit scents like litchi a lot more than, say, strawberry or citrus. I like blackberry a bit, too. I usually dislike tropical fruits other than coconut.

Any recs for a simple, somewhat warm gourmand to sample? Preferably cheap. I haven't really had much luck with body sprays and I'm usually not a fan of vanilla or sugary scents, even though I seem to enjoy a creamy backdrop to them.

No. 295806

Kind of random but does anyone have a suggestion for a perfume that smells like artifical strawberry candy? Trying to stay away from body sprays or toilette, but may have to just suck it up

No. 295815

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has anyone tried diesel plus plus feminine? is it actually milky smelling?

No. 295828

No. This stuff used to be popular back when I was in high school in the early 2000s, it always made me nauseous and gave me a migraine. It’s a very unpleasant smell unlike anything I’ve ever smelled before, almost like acrid burnt plastic, that plastic smell when you enter the dairy aisle of a supermarket and can smell all the plastic packaging, mixed with coconut oil that’s been poured onto a hot radiator then left for a week. Very chemically smelling, probably one of the worst perfumes I’ve ever smelled tbh.

No. 295834

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thank you for your reply nona! i really want something weird and milky smelling and i always thought the diesel packaging was cute and it’s inexpensive too. a perfume blogger i really like on tumblr posted something positive about it a while ago and i was curious. i just never got round to actually buying it. if anyone has any milk scent recommendations, especially something unique. I’d really like to test dent de lait soon! what are your autumn favourites? i’ve been wearing my vintage lou lou a lot recently, it reminds me of my mum. i’ve been wearing la petite robe noire too but i’m not obsessed with it, maybe it will grow on me.

No. 295844

Kate Spade New York, Cosmopolitan Pure Sugar.

No. 295868

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I'm so disappointed with this! I know it's my fault for taking a chance on a children's EDT but it took over a month to arrive and smells like absolutely nothing. Maybe the faintest whiff of some sort of sweet sugary something but mostly nothing. Oh well, at least it was cheap.

No. 295888

omg this reminds me of my childhood my uncles had a shop that sold children’s things and i used to nick these little bottles all the time. might get a bottle just for the nostalgia.

No. 295967

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baby powder perfume anon here, I found one that is SUPER close to a true baby powder smell. Out of the bottle not so much but once warmed up on skin it's crazy how similar it is - also super affordable 25 usd!

No. 295968

Rip anon that perfume looks so good! I'm so sorry that it didn't work out

No. 295970

Ahh thanks so much. I’ve been desperate to find a true to life baby powder scent. I bought the Johnson’s baby fresh cologne a while ago. It smelled so awful! Really really strong alcoholic smell that almost made me choke, it smelled more like a Molotov cocktail than baby perfume lol.

Have you tried Demeter’s baby powder or new baby scents? I’m wondering if they’re any good.

No. 295972

Sorry was stupid and didn't post product name
Zermat Baby Michelle Cologne Unisex

I've tried all their baby scents (new baby, baby powder, baby shampoo). New baby is a mix between baby shampoo and baby powder (too perfumey tho), baby powder smells like straight up rubbing alcohol, but baby shampoo is an exact replica of the classic baby shampoo smell. I'd like to try Love's just for the heck of it

No. 295975

Thank you so much, I know what to spend my money on now. I’ve had bad luck with blind buy perfumes recently.

No. 296021

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Love this scent, it’s a mix of puffed rice and green tea. It’s so unique but it’s so calming and creamy. New favorite scent of all time

No. 296083

Not a milk note, but Zadig & Voltaire's This is Her has a whipped cream note in it, but heard people describing it as milky

No. 296085

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Tried picrel and was disappointed by it but ended up buying it because I needed an office perfume. It's a sweet white floral scent along the lines of Libre and Olympea, there's nothing new or paradoxical about it

No. 297138

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I really want to try this dupe of the Melanie Martinez perfume but hate blind buying… does anyone have a review on picrel?

No. 297345

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Currently enjoying (a dupe of) Baccarat Rouge 540, By the Fireplace, and an odd assortment of samples from Pacifica's Moon Moods line. All are so cozy and perfect for the season.

No. 297377

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Wore it once and got the opposite of compliments kek.

No. 297382

i have a couple questions here
one is, is it normal for most women to wear perfume?
im interested in it but while getting ready i always forget about putting any on.
the second one is, are sweet scents considered immature?
i really only like sweet-food type of stuff, but those kind of scents i notice are usually cheap & body sprays. that's kind of telling that they're marketed towards younger people huh…

No. 297391

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hey anon, perfume is popular with women of course but not everyone wears it, really it’s up to you. it’s not a requirement for femininity or whatever to wear perfume. in terms of your tastes i’d suggest looking into gourmands if you’re concerned about smelling immature but still like sweet scents. try something like pic rel which is a gourmand i like, or just have a look on fragrantica, you can search by note on there.

No. 297394

>it normal for most women to wear perfume?
This probably depends a bit on where you live and your social circles but in my experience, no, not on a daily basis. Easily the majority of women I know don't wear perfume unless it's for nighttime events. But not during the day going to the office or uni. In fact I come across men wearing perfume during the day a bit more often than women. Sweet scents (gourmands) are one of the most popular scent category.

No. 297406

In my family I’m the only women who wears perfume. If you forget it you just gotta make a habit out of it. For me it’s a part of getting ready, like brushing hair. I’m also a person who wears perfume in homeoffice kek

No. 297423

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I associate aromatics so heavily (kek) with picrel, it’s biggest (also kek) shill, that I don’t think I’ll ever want to try it

No. 297441

Ew anon

No. 297479

lmfao i had the exact same thought anon

No. 297497

Has anyone tried Dita Von Teese's perfumes? Whate are they like?

No. 297564

Really depends on your environment. My mom grew up in the 70s and perfume is essential for her, even if she's just going to the store. I don't feel put together without perfume and most women around me wear it on a daily basis. Though I have separate scents for day and night and whether I'm going to be close to people(work meetings, university, public transport etc.) or not.

No. 297692

Does anyone know a perfume that smells like nice clean soap or fabric softener? Preferably nothing with citrus notes as they turn horribly sour and acrid on my skin.

No. 297693

I wear perfume daily because to be honest I’m very afraid of smelling bad. I work long hours doing physical activity and as the day goes on I can get a little sweaty and musky and at least perfume can give people something positive to waft towards their nostrils instead of my BO or vag/armpit musk. It seems to work because people only give me compliments on how I smell.

No. 297699

i wish there could be perfume that no one could smell but me. tfw i live in a culture where everyone hates perfume and treats it like cigarette smoke and it's banned in many buildings

No. 297700

In my culture you shouldn’t be able to smell perfume when you’re just near someone. It’s for smelling when you’re right up in their business, like when you’re hugging. I thought this was normal until I went to the Middle East and would walk by men who smelled like they’d been bathing in perfume. Can understand why people would want to ban that.
Anyway, what I’m saying is that if you put it on lightly enough nobody but you will smell it.

No. 297704

What culture is that? I’m intrigued

No. 297706

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does anyone know of any good dupes of scarlet poppy by jo malone? i love the sweet fig scent. here are the notes:

Top note is Ambrette (Musk Mallow); middle notes are Orris, Fig and Poppy; base notes are Tonka Bean, Heliotrope and Barley.

No. 297707

just west coast burger

No. 297709

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what’s your favourite perfume atm? mine is picrel i will never stop being obsessed im so sad it’s discontinued!

No. 297711

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Forgive me for the sperg but here's all the perfumes I've worn over the last 10 years:
Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy (Top notes are Plum, Sour Cherry and Raspberry; middle notes are Orchid, iris and Freesia; base notes are Vanilla, Amber and Musk): I loved this one when I was younger, too sweet for me now but I always pick it up on other people and it smells really nice.
Beyonce Heat (Top notes are Peach, Orchid, Magnolia and Neroli; middle notes are Almond, Macarons, Musk and Honeysuckle; base notes are Amber, Tonka Bean and Sequoia): Didn't wear this when I initially got it as it was too much like a floral musk. However, it became my everyday perfume once I got sick of Midnight Fantasy.
Dior Poison Girl Eau De Toilette (Top notes are Frosted Orange, Bitter Orange and Lemon; middle notes are Neroli, Orange Blossom, Grasse Rose and Damask Rose; base notes are Vanilla, Caramel, Tonka Bean, Heliotrope and Cashmeran): I got gifted this for Christmas and it instantly became my perfume for many a night out. Sweet but not sickly. Had to take a break from it though as it reminded me of intense bar hopping trips and kneeling over the porcelain throne. I still wear it every now and then to dinners. I think once I'm out I'd like to try Hypnotic Poison as it's supposedly a bit darker but still sweet.
BPAL Jack (Peach, pumpkin, nutmeg, clove): I love how warm and cakey this smells, not strong enough to wear out so I use it after I shower before bed or just whenever I want to smell good.
BPAL Morocco (Musk, sandalwood, carnation, spices, incense, cassis): This was my dinner perfume for a while, unfortunately I find that it's mellowed out to a bathroom candle sort of scent, not bad but definitely don't like it as much as I used to.
BPAL Blood Kiss (Cherry, red wine, honey, vanilla, musk, vetiver, poppy): MY FAVOURITE ATM, makes me feel very confident. Smells like a strange cherry cola initially but mellows to a dark, smooth cherry and vanilla with a hint of wine. I wear this to gigs and clubbing, although I feel as though it's much more of a Winter scent rather than a Summer one. Picrel.
BPAL Bliss (Milk chocolate): I actually bought this one for someone else so I haven't worn it properly but oh my god, it smells exactly like a cup of hot chocolate. Not sure if I would wear it out though, maybe would wear it similarly to Jack.
BPAL The Knave of Hearts (Rose, blackcurrant): Another cakey scent, became my everyday replacement for Jack. The rose smells a bit more mature but the sweet blackcurrant keeps it from being too much of an old lady smell.
Kim Kardashian True Reflection (Top notes are plum, Peach and Bergamot; middle notes are Orchid, Gardenia and Lotus; base notes are Patchouli, Woodsy Notes and Musk): Got gifted this one, I hate it. It smells like a hotel lobby with hints of bathroom. It's sort of smoky and woody but not dark enough for me.
Police To Be Miss Beat (Top notes are Coconut, Black Currant and Lily-of-the-Valley; middle notes are Heliotrope, White Peach and Rose; base notes are Vanilla, Amber, Cashmere Wood and Woody Notes): This is ok, just sort of smells like a generic perfume. I can see myself wearing this over summer as an everyday scent. I just accidentally ate some of this while typing and it smells like my aunty.
What notes anon? The bottle reminds me of Black Opium.

No. 297718

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I love perfume sperging anon ily omg. I have a couple of BPAL scents i got from someone clearing out their collection on ebay but they all kind of smell the same musty resin vibe which i like but was not what i signed up for, v disappointing. idk maybe i was scammed. here’s the notes, the sesame note is one that i really enjoy and i’ve yet to smell anything like it. the perfume smells like a lipstick in the best way, i really love perfumes with iris notes for that reason. i’d really recommend testing it if you can get your hands on it, it’s very unique and beautiful imo.

No. 297726

Ah that’s a shame, do you know which ones you bought off Ebay? If they were older vials they might’ve all mellowed out. The sesame sounds interesting! I’m not too familiar with many of those notes, very eager to find it or a fragrance that smells similar. I love the smell of lipstick so it sounds promising

No. 298287

are there any good perfumes that mainly smell like violets? violet is one of my favorites, but the selection near me doesn't have any + i don't want to blind buy! i am not crazy about vanilla or excessive sweetness but enjoy woody/spicy scents.

and is tom ford really bad? i saw some posts here that criticize TF but other anons seem to like those scents. thanks!

No. 298288

Any nonnas have tea scents they like? I use >>296021 and it’s my favorite but I’m having a super hard time finding green tea scents that don’t have weird other notes. I love the grassiness of green te and want something fresh. I would also love any fresh jasmine scents as well.

No. 298357

Looking for an earl grey perfume as well@

No. 298367

Honestly Liz Arden green tea is really nice. It’s a very basic 90s inoffensive gift set type perfume but I love it’s simplicity and freshness, no annoying cloying heavy undertones, just pure fresh grassy green slightly lemony tea.

No. 298978

Do any nonnas have suggestions for perfumes/fragrances that smell very strongly like soap? Or even soaps that smell great and linger a lot. It's my favourite "fragrance" but I can never smell it on myself, so I have no idea if others can too.

No. 298982

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Violet perfumes that you might like, I’m thinking picrel, also Insolence by Guerlain, Les Fleurs Violette by Molinard and Kerbside Violet by Lush. On Tom Ford: there is nothing really wrong with his perfumes and they are pleasant and enjoyable however to perfume autists Tom Ford perfume is expensive for no reason really, the performance often isn’t great and the perfumes are not really unique or beautiful enough to merit their exorbitant price tags. That said if you really do like his fragrances go ahead and buy but honestly I think you can find better/same quality perfumes for way less.

No. 298984

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i like this one for soapy, Oxygene by Lanvin. It’s pretty inexpensive too.

No. 299061

The scents of Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea edps are very nice imo but they're also very fleeting.. they're genuinely gone after literal minutes. Not even worth the €10 for a bottle.

I'd die for a green tea perfume that has lasting power.

No. 299065

Nta but i find the summer edition to last a few hours. It's not long lasting by any means but noticeable and way better than some other similar scents I've tried from Guerlain and Loccitane for example.

No. 299216

I think you just stop smelling it on yourself because it’s so light. My friend wears it and I can still smell it on her hours later even if she can’t.

No. 299218

I received the SJP Lovely gift set a while back. The body mist has a nice grown up soapy floral smell that’s not too sweet. It’s a nice kind of dry soapy smell.

No. 299316

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Let me tell you how much I hate this perfume. I bought it from Shoppers Drug Mart in a manic episode. No I did not try it first because I am retarded. Anyway I get home and try it and I immediately want to die. I have never smelled anything like it before in my life. This is what I imagine the breath of a child that eats play-do smells like. It smells like root beer that you opened and then forgot and now you've spilled it on yourself and the flat, sticky root beer smell won't go away. And that's the thing, Shitnotic Poison lingers. As in lingers for weeks on whichever soft surface is in its line of fire. I sprayed a teddy bear with it and he smelled like cream soda ulcer for a month. I tried to use it to cover the smell of weed because I didn't want to be wasteful but it smelled worse than the weed so I stopped. If you wear this in public I think you should kill yourself.

No. 299325

I felt the same about Britney Spears fantasy. It smelled like earwax doused in deodorant to me.

No. 299326

Sorry Curious, not fantasy lolol.

No. 299329

KEKK its also funny how youtubers used to brand this one as seductive female fatale fragrance. i hate this one too, to me it smells like tuna fish

No. 299341

I need to smell this for myself, you've convinced me of how badly it smells. Your rant reads like if Jeremy Fragrance used lolcor.

No. 299356

Nonnie you have the same taste as me

I've heard Pure Grace, Noa White Linen are good soapy scents, check them out!

No. 299370

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thank you nonnas! I will try all of these, In return, I offer this body wash, it smells so nice and soapy and makes my skin feel smooth

No. 299384

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Any nonnas have any decent rose/rose water/Turkish delight fragrance suggestions? That strong rose smell is my absolute favourite, even if not for a fragrance just for a room spray etc. I have a little stick scent oil thing in my room but it doesn't actually make my room smell like rose.

No. 299429

Maybe Rose Jam by Lush?

No. 299439

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This smells exactly like rose water with a hint of powder. Also super cute. Essence stays a long time.

No. 299441

Is there any way to import Japanese perfumes? Should I just take a chance with the ones on ebay? I'm in the US.

No. 299472

Thank you for posting a perfume we will literally never be able to obtain lol.

No. 299474

I had the same thought kek I tried to google it but this didn’t come up

No. 299478

You can find it if you use the exact item description. This seller has it in stock but they're on hiatus until Nov 17th '22


Actually I think it's the same seller that sold me mine

No. 299483

>45 $$ for shitty merch perfume

No. 299489

So don't buy it. I reeeeally wanted it.

No. 299490

Also it smells amaaaazing

No. 299528

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I'm pretty new to perfume so I've been gravitating to simple sweet smells, with a bit of spice. This is the first perfume that's wowed me. It smelled like nothing on paper, so I sprayed it on myself and !!! I'm in love. I kept sniffing myself all day finding different notes. It's subtle as in not overpowering, but to me the scent is delightfully complex while also being familiar.

No. 299541

thank you anon!! i'll see if i can find any of those locally. and thanks for the info on tom ford as well.

No. 299555

Anyone here rich enough to have tried Amaffi perfume? The ingredients seem incredibly basic for $3,000 and $7,700. The packaging is pretty but I don't think tuberose and gardenia are worth as much as used cars. Even their about page is pretentious schizoposting and didn't tell me anything that makes the brand special. Noveau riche bs.

No. 299582

rose anon here, this is absolutely adorable and I'll probably buy it because I am a bit of a weeb, thank you

No. 299598

If you're willing to try Avon, Roses Roses is a super realistic rose scent that I love. I also really like Dolce Rose, and bath and body works has a pretty decent body spray that's just called Rose. I haven't tried Rose by Solinotes, but I've had good luck with their soliflores before if you want to give them a try.