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Odette52 Sun 21-Feb-21 00:56:44

Hello everyone

Seeking suggestions for some new perfume.
I really like VERY strong scent but can’t seem to find any modern perfumes which are ‘heavy’.

Used to drench myself with Ester Lauder Youth Dew by the bucketful😱... but the older perfumes seems stale and fusty, to me now.
Thanks ❤️☘️

BBbevan Sun 21-Feb-21 06:38:17

Can't stand Youth Dew .I would have to leave the room. But have recently found an old perfume Mitsouko Not heavy but subtle.

GrannyGravy13 Sun 21-Feb-21 07:40:13

Basil and Neroli by Jo Malone or anything by Tom Ford

Lilypops Sun 21-Feb-21 07:51:25

I have rediscovered Panache , used to be by Lentheric, but the name has changed ,it’s still the same lovely warm smell I used to love in the 80,s

nanna8 Sun 21-Feb-21 07:54:04

I always used to like white linen by Estée Lauder.

NotAGran55 Sun 21-Feb-21 08:00:41

Are you on Mumsnet Odette?

The perfumistas on the S&B forum are very knowledgable and helpful. They are currently on thread 29 so lots of resource to pull from .

They helped me find a new perfume when I told them that I loved Tom Ford Oud Wood . They suggested several and I managed to try them all out with and settled on Marrakech by Aesop.

Daisymae Sun 21-Feb-21 08:08:54

I had a bottle of Chanel for Christmas, that might do the trick. Jo Malone has launched a new range Jo Loves. Very unusual scents, vegan.

Visgir1 Sun 21-Feb-21 08:25:20

Jo Malone amazing choices, give them a sniff when you can.

BlueSky Sun 21-Feb-21 08:44:16

Are people still wearing (strong) perfume at the moment? Where? At home or at the supermarket? confused

pensionpat Sun 21-Feb-21 08:54:52

I asked for my favourite perfume for Xmas, having been without it for a long time. I spray every day, just for my own pleasure. It reminds me of special occasions, of socialising. I use Issy Mijaki.

FannyCornforth Sun 21-Feb-21 08:56:36

BlueSky I wear perfume every day. In fact I'm more inclined to wear it at home than when I'm out (back in the day).
I definitely wear it for myself.
I like really strong perfume when the mood takes me. My favourite is Poison (the original one). I can't stand Opium though.
When I worked with little children I didn't wear any perfume at all for fear of it upsetting their more sensitive sense of smell.

NotAGran55 Sun 21-Feb-21 09:02:34

BlueSky I wear perfume everyday just as I have always done . The same as daily showering, hair washing etc . Why ever not ?

The only time I haven’t worn it was when I worked with severely autistic young people .

Ngaio1 Sun 21-Feb-21 09:09:07

Joy by Jean Patou. Favourite of Jackie Kennedy.

TerriBull Sun 21-Feb-21 09:11:35

I'm another who wears it every day. A newly acquired perfume I've been wearing is quite strong, Ylang Ylang, Floral Street. I also wear Jo Malone's Blackberry and Bay, I like many of her fragrancies but they do fade quickly. My favourite and has been for a few years is Eau de Merveilles Hermes. Also love timeless Channel No 5 and Coco.

FannyCornforth Sun 21-Feb-21 09:14:31

I'm a big fan of Avon perfumes too, thanks to The Friendly Perfumistas of Mumsnet. I particularly like Little Black Dress and Far Away. And they are ridiculously cheap!

TerriBull Sun 21-Feb-21 09:19:23

I remember dousing myself in Youth Dew in my teens, I still quite like it. I'd also nominate Mitsouko, first bought for me by late mother in law. I like it a lot, quite unique and distinct imo, and a bit peppery (I know what I mean, not light and floral) I think it might appeal to fans of Youth Dew

NotAGran55 Sun 21-Feb-21 09:24:13


I'm a big fan of Avon perfumes too, thanks to The Friendly Perfumistas of Mumsnet. I particularly like Little Black Dress and Far Away. And they are ridiculously cheap!

I agree with you about Avon Fanny . I wear Faraway Glamour and Attraction For Her . Amazing value and they last on the skin all day too , unlike Jo Malone that lasts for 5 minutes .

Grandmabatty Sun 21-Feb-21 09:24:49

My every day perfume is Happy by Clinique. It is citrusy. And I'm another who wears perfume most days.

J52 Sun 21-Feb-21 09:24:58

Try 5th Avenue by Elizabeth Arden.

GagaJo Sun 21-Feb-21 09:27:45

I used to love Tendre Poison. A green smelling scent. It was discontinued a few years ago though.

I like citrus smells, ideally lime, but have never found a perfume I really like again. L'Occitane Verbena is OK but doesn't really completely hit the spot.

Dorsetcupcake61 Sun 21-Feb-21 09:30:55

It's a bit of a Marmite one but I love Angel by Mugler. My current favourite is L'Interdit by Givency. I wear perfume for my own pleasure and certain scents are very evocative of happy times. The Givenchy takes me back to a very happy holiday a few years ago.
Avon are good for everyday use.

nanna8 Sun 21-Feb-21 09:33:44

Funny how we all like different ones. I was given a big bottle of Chanel no 5 years ago and I thought it was vile and chucked it out but I know others love it.

Redhead56 Sun 21-Feb-21 09:49:23

Victor and Rolf flower bomb is intense and long lasting its gorgeous.

LadyGracie Sun 21-Feb-21 09:56:39

I was sent a sample of Fleur Musc by Narciso Rodriguez when I bought my SIL some aftershave on line. I loved it and bought myself a bottle, I have it on now, go on have a big sniff, lovely isn’t it?

Georgesgran Sun 21-Feb-21 10:09:47

Perfume every day for me too - Obsession. Quite strong and a quick spritz lasts a long time. X