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What perfume do you wear?

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Ticktac Sat 06-Feb-16 17:16:40

I usually wear Knowing by Estée Lauder which I love. I'd like to find another perfume, have been out today, but have come back empty handed as in the end they all smelt similar.
What is your favourite? I'm looking for something not sweet or flowery.

Galen Sat 06-Feb-16 17:20:20

Joy. Shalimar. Channel Coco or No5

NanaandGrampy Sat 06-Feb-16 17:20:30

Shalimar by Guerlain.

I think i read somewhere it's one of the oldest commercial perfumes. I love it , always wear it to job interviews or stressful meetings because it makes me feel in control smile silly eh?

NanaandGrampy Sat 06-Feb-16 17:21:11

Snap Galen!

Margsus Sat 06-Feb-16 17:28:31

Either Rive Gauche by Yves St Laurent, or VIP 212 by Carolina Herrera

phoenix Sat 06-Feb-16 17:30:02

I love Mitsouko (another Guerlain one) but Mr P hates it!

I do find that I have different perfumes for different times of year, and also of course day and evening.

Channel Cristalle has good crisp smell, Dioressence is sort of "powdery", always gets compliments.

I used to be asked what my perfume was when wearing Estee Lauder Cinnabar, but to me that is definitely a winter perfume, and for evening.

J52 Sat 06-Feb-16 17:32:09

Miss Dior, Channel - Coco & No5.

Recently I looked for something on offer at the duty free, just to wear on holiday. I came across Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue. It's lovely, flowery and fresh, with a hint of Lilly of the Valley.

It tends to be on offer in the perfume shops in shopping centres. I'm glad I found it by chance.


granjura Sat 06-Feb-16 17:33:54

I find most modern perfumes just too sweet and sickly, I have to say. I used to wear 'Ma Griffe' when I was young. Now is just wear Yves Rocher 'Verbena' eau de toilette. Simple and fresh.

janeainsworth Sat 06-Feb-16 17:35:46

The original Miss Dior.
Sisley No 2.
My all time favourite was Jolie Madame by Balmain but they don't make it any moresad

J52 Sat 06-Feb-16 17:38:03

My mother wore Ma Griffe. A few years ago I bought a bottle, the smell was the same

I do hate it when the makers change the formula and perfumes smell different.

Dior have done this with Miss Dior and it does not smell like the 70s version.


wot Sat 06-Feb-16 17:59:09

I used to love Je Revien by Worth but it's really changed now and smells like cats wee wee....yuk!

janeainsworth Sat 06-Feb-16 18:00:17

You can still get the original Miss Dior, J52, but you have to ask specifically for it.

Marelli Sat 06-Feb-16 18:08:45

Coco Mademoiselle. For every day, though, I use Lidl's 'Suddenly' - it's more or less an absolute match. smile

TerriBull Sat 06-Feb-16 18:11:25

janeainsworth, I also loved Jolie Madame by Balmain, I believe you can get it via Amazon, I've checked from time to time but it's an arm and a leg sadly sad recently bought Femme by Rochas on line, another perfume that you can't buy in the shops anymore, but that was relatively cheap. I'm a fan of a lot of the older perfumes, I do like Channel No. 5 and Coco I usually redeem my Boots points from time to for one of those. Other perfumes I like are Eau Des Merveilles and 24 Faubourg both by Hermes.

janeainsworth Sat 06-Feb-16 18:16:57

Thanks terribull I'll have a look and if appropriate put in an advance birthday request hint wink

jinglbellsfrocks Sat 06-Feb-16 18:18:34

Don't. Gives me a headache.

granjura Sat 06-Feb-16 18:21:21

Je Reviens was great too.

janeainsworth Sat 06-Feb-16 18:21:49

Don't look then jingl confused
You don't have to read every thread!

Greyduster Sat 06-Feb-16 18:22:01

Mostly Jo Malone Vetyver. Very citrusy and understated. I also like Samsara by Guerlain. I used to wear L'air du Temps - haven't had that for ages.

TerriBull Sat 06-Feb-16 18:22:55

janeainsworth - do have a look, but as much as I loved Jolie Madame not quite enough to pay the prices quoted hmm

Lillie Sat 06-Feb-16 18:24:41

Another vote for Chanel Cristalle. Also Estée Lauder, Pleasures.

LullyDully Sat 06-Feb-16 18:37:14

None sadly I am allergic.

J52 Sat 06-Feb-16 18:37:36

Thanks for that Jane. I'll ask for the original next time. It had a more citrus smell than the current version.


Lillie Sat 06-Feb-16 18:38:25

Sorry ladies (x 4 or 5), I'm a French teacher and Chanel is spelt with one "n" not Channel. It's the surname of Coco Chanel. Please don't tell me off for correcting!

Lillie Sat 06-Feb-16 18:40:14

But I'm sure you were all pronouncing it correctly!