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Fragrance talk, anyone?

Theodora's picture

Hello, all, hope you are enjoying this wonderful cooking season. I don't get over here much anymore because of my job, but I trust you guys on this issue.

Perfume. Scent. Fragrance.

I'd love to find one to call my own. My Mom always work 4711 Eau de Cologne, which is a citrus, bergamot, very very light unisex scent, and it is classic, and lovely. I like it; I like it on me. I suppose I could wear it more, but I don't know, I don't want to smell like my Mom. It's almost too emotional to wear it and think about her so much, now she's gone.

Who wears something they love, that is fresh, not overtly sexy/romantic, not too musky? I love single floral notes. I die for honeysuckle in the summer out in the fresh air, but I've never found and adequate packaged version of it. I adore just plain jasmine essential oil.

Tell me about what you can wear that you love.

Theodora's picture

(post #49046, reply #29 of 41)

I swear, I'm not going to wear it to work!

gmunger's picture

(post #49046, reply #32 of 41)

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Rhea's picture

(post #49046, reply #18 of 41)

Check out a great website called Basenotes.com. This is a fabulous website that we in the biz always check out and use.


You can search for your scent and there is a tiny pyramid that you can click on ,that will tell you the notes in your fave and then make some great recom. for you.


As someone who has been in the biz for many years,...please always try it on your arm and wait, wait , wait...even up to 20 minutes before deciding...experts even say to  wait up to 40 minutes to smell your skin to give the scent time to blend with your own chemistry. As well, never smash or rub your wrists together-that action action smashes the notes of your scent and can change it. Spray and let dry.


You may even have luck with men's scents that are in some cases more fresh and less floral. Many of my clients like Eau Savage from Dior (men's), CK one( unisex), L'Homme from YSL( love this one!) and Versace eau Fresh (men's).


Happy scent searching! :)


p.s. just checked it out and they recom, that Dior mentioned above, as well as Jicky from Guerlain, Acqua di Parma Colonia, Antaeus ( men's Chanel) and Mitsouko from Guerlain( this one is heavier).  :)  


Edited 12/4/2007 2:42 pm ET by Rhea

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Theodora's picture

(post #49046, reply #28 of 41)

Thanks, I'm going to play at the basenotes site later tonight!

FastEddie's picture

(post #49046, reply #20 of 41)

Well I was going to suggest my favorite ... Old Spice ... but you'll probably have something bad to say about that so I'll just stay in my corner.


DW thinks it's horrid, but she liked it when we was courtin'.


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MadMom's picture

(post #49046, reply #22 of 41)

Funny you mentioned Old Spice.  When I was in college, I had a sorority sister who always wore that.  She figured that if the guys liked it, maybe they would be attracted to her.  Don't know how well that worked, but she seemed popular.  Might have been in spite of, rather than because of, the scent!



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divinemom5's picture

(post #49046, reply #40 of 41)

Funny, when I was in high school I did the same thing with Jovan's Musk for Men.


I didn't like the feminine version and the men's reminded me of my first love!


Edited 12/5/2007 7:50 pm ET by divinemom5

lorian's picture

(post #49046, reply #41 of 41)

I'm a huge fan of Jo Malone fragrances.  Over the last few years I've acquired a few that I really like, Pomegranite Noir, Nutmeg & Ginger, French Lime Blossom and I'm considering ordering 154 and/or Black Vetyver Cafe.  I can a nasty headache from some perfumes (Obsession, Poison, and a few others, especially the vanilla-y types), but really like Jo Malone, perhaps more natural than synthetic ingredients or something?

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Theodora's picture

(post #49046, reply #30 of 41)

Oh, don't worry, I adore Old Spice....

I DO have something bad to say about it though. My ex wore it, so smelling it now hurts too bad. I used to wake up every morning to the scent of Old Spice being applied as he got ready for work.

I WOULD like a feminine version of it. It's great.

FastEddie's picture

(post #49046, reply #36 of 41)

DW used to wear Este Lauder when we was courtin', it was really hot back then.  She threatened to start wearing it again if I keep the Old Fart.

"Put your creed in your deed."   Emerson


"When asked if you can do something, tell'em "Why certainly I can", then get busy and find a way to do it."  T. Roosevelt

"Put your creed in your deed."   Emerson

"When asked if you can do something, tell'em "Why certainly I can", then get busy and find a way to do it."  T. Roosevelt

dlish's picture

(post #49046, reply #21 of 41)

Try a Jo Malone scent (www.jomalone.com). They have a lovely Honeysuckle Jasmine one. I have Nectarine Blossom & Honey, Wild Fig & Cassis and Pomegranite Noir. Many of the scents can be combined to make a new fregrance. You can buy it online and it is also sold at Sacks 5th Ave. Go by and smell for yourself!