Like so many of you, I'm sure, I have friends who have become innocent victims of my perfume obsession. One of those friends found herself buying a Serge Luten over the summer, while I was giving all my money to the nice lady at the Montale counter. For years, she wore the sport version of Aliage (Estee Lauder, I think) but wanted something else. Aliage sport is very "green" and that does not appeal to her anymore. She seems to be drawn to the spicy scents: Noir Epices was okay, but too harsh, Coty Chypre is good but not "yes!"...she ended up buying a bottle of Luten's Arabie, also close but not completely what she wanted. She's nearing the end of her bottle of Arabie and not sure whether she wants to replace or try something else...I'd like to offer her some informed suggestions, but the spicy scents she likes uniformly smell godawful on me, so it's just not a scent family I know much about. FWIW, I think it's more the spice than the chypre quality that she likes (which is really too bad because chypres really work on her. The only way I can properly experience Mitsouko, for instance, is to have her dab a little on for me to sniff.). Any suggestions would be most appreciated--thanks so much!
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1/29/08 at 5:44am