Clemmie, it's nice to know that your daughter likes to do things a little different as well! Glow from JLo always seems to smell very differently from person to person - on some it smells like a fresh, warm second skin... (I'm guessing your daughter is so lucky) - on others I think it smells like sweat, unfortunately. I've never tried the Serge Lutens but I have a vague recollection of the Gaultier, and own the Beyond Paradise though I rarely wear it. It's a beautiful floral, but it doesn't meld well with my skin chemistry (it was a birthday gift). Anyways, you sound like just about the world's coolest mom, since mine absolutely hates
scents and continually threatens to chuck my entire perfume wardrobe into the trashcan 24/7...
Thanks for the welcome, andiMAC! My wallet is continually being reduced by my excessive buying of new scents... but who can help it, really? Even as newbies, it looks like we're falling head over hells for this sort of thing!
And thanks so
much of the list, Kotori! It was really helpful - before the boards went down, I browsed around my local department store and paid close attention to most of these, thanks so much! YSL's I loved in the bottle, but turned to... pepto bismol on my skin, unfortunately =/ Miss Dior Cherie was a little too sweet, even after the nuttier, warmer drydown - but I'm currently considering Dior Addict 2 as a summer scent (it's fresh and lovely!). Incanto Shine was a little too fruity-floral, while Lovely Prism I couldn't find in my local department store... but remember trying on at the airport at least a year ago and finding very nice (so I might make a note to revisit it). We don't have Clean where I live (!) but I tried on the Bulgari; unfortunately, it wasn't a great blend with my skin chemistry, either. But I had just about the biggest blast trying them all on, just like a kid in a candy shop, and Dior Addict 2 just might be my newest addition to my perfume family - thank you! You were a huge help!
Hey, xdattax! Ahh, nice to meet somebody around the same age demographic - hmm, as for why the aversion to No. 19... I don't know, really. I do like other more "mature" scents (I love Chanel No. 5, for example!) - but perhaps something in the mixture of No. 19 just really hits my nose the wrong way. I do like just about every other Chanel scent, though - hmmm. But I totally agree with you - it's best to wear what I like, and hope that others will agree with my assessments. That's such a beautiful way of looking at it
Oh! And I really like Champs-Elysees myself... do you mean Guerlain's L'instant, btw? I own that one too (gift from an ex-boyfriend) and I love it on occasions but find it too gourmand-y on others. Guerlain scents are absolutely breathtaking for the most part, though!
Thanks for the link, EnvYuS! I read through it and it seems like most people are from their late twenties to early thirties... really interesting to read!
And mochi227, I did get your PM (and replied to it, thanks so much!), so I'll just make a shorter reply to your post from here. I will definitely read, read, read, and explore, explore, explore! My nose gets tingly just thinking about it all, actually
I will definitely make it my resolution to start building up my wardrobe and getting more and more involved in this wonderful community. Thanks for the great advice! It feels like I'm learning so much already.