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    Default Your top 10 frags for women?

    If you would give me your top-10-ultimate-must-have frags for women (non-niche, non-unisex, well marketed for women that is...) wich ones would be on your personal list? be free to rave/rant!
    mine would be:

    1. Arpège (i rather like the reformulation, sorry everyone)
    2. Coco
    3. Samsara
    4. L'air du temps
    5. Lalique pour femme (2001)
    6. Diorissimo
    7. Le dix (balenciaga)
    8. Calèche
    9. Joy
    10. N.5


    I am leaving so many out i feel like i oughta kick and slap myself!
    ok i gotta be kiddin' miself, but i guess we can put in some more:

    11. Tabu
    12. C'est la Vie (lacroix)
    13. Fracas
    14. Youth Dew
    15. Tribu
    16. Par Amour Toujours
    17. Rose d'ete (rosine) -is this niche?
    18. D&G Light Blue (yeah!)
    19. EA's Green Tea
    20. Tribù

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    Hmmm for me that's a really hard one to answer... I start of the list the go back to erase and add and back and forth and so on and on (hehehe)

    but here is an honest try at it in no particular order:

    Deep Night (Ghost)
    Samsara (Guerlain)
    Prada (Prada)
    Boudoir (V. Westwood)
    Dior Addict (Dior)
    LouLou (Cacharel)
    Burberry Brit (Burberry)
    Black Cashmere (Donna Karen)
    Initial (Boucheron)
    Le Biase du Dragon (Cartier)
    Aimez Moi
    Mauboussin (Mauboussin)
    ( I know this is 12... but I can't leave any of these out!!! - SORRY

    His top 10 on me... in no particular order are:

    Royal Doulton (Royal Doulton)
    Ruby Lips (S. Dali)
    Valentino Classique (Valentino)
    Aimez Moi (Caron)
    Nirmala (Molinard)
    Deep Night (Ghost)
    Samsara (Guerlain)
    Hanae Mori Butterfly (HM)
    Omnia (Bvlgari)
    Casmir (Chopard)
    Mauboussin (Mauboussin)


    Thank you for asking



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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    This is a tough question...
    : : :
    Lets say, at the moment they are (the red list):
    Diva Ungaro
    Lacoste pour Femme
    Narciso Rodriguez EdP
    Coriandre Jean Couturier
    Allure Chanel
    Gianfranco Ferre Original
    Kenzo Parfum d'Ete
    Moschino Cheap&Chic I Love Love
    Pure Poison Dior
    Burberry London
    Royal Delight Creed,Aimez Moi Caron though it's niche...


    There are also a couple miniatures that are handy to sneak with me if I had to go to "the isolated island all alone"!

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    Quote Originally Posted by castorpollux
    non-niche, non-unisex, well marketed for women
    OK, these ten should fit the bill!

    Yohji (too late for that one, though :'()
    Coco
    L'Heure Bleue
    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Jolie Madame
    Ma Griffe
    Angel
    Mauboussin
    Obsession
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Quote Originally Posted by castorpollux
    17. Rose d'ete (rosine) -is this niche?
    Definitely.

    I also counted Caron as niche.
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    Shalimar parfum
    Patou Sublime
    Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon
    Femme de Rochas
    Hermès Hiris
    Jean Desprez Bal à Versailles
    Laura Biagiotti Roma
    Dolce & Gabbana Sicily
    Donna Karan Black Cashmere
    Lolita Lempicka
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    My Top Ten would be as follows :-
    Shalimar
    Roma
    Mitsouko
    Feminite du Bois
    Vent Vert
    O de Lancome
    Rive Gauche
    Le Baiser du Dragon
    Diorissimo
    Jicky

    A woman without perfume is like a flower without a scent.

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    General:

    1. Fracas
    2. Chanel no 5
    3. Shalimar
    4. Rive Gauche
    5. L`Air du Temps
    6. Opium
    7. Joy
    8. Arpège (old formula)
    9. Cabochard
    10.Mitsouko

    Personal:

    1. Fracas
    2. Burberry Brit
    3. KL (Lagerfeld)
    4. Trèsor
    5. Lolita Lempicka
    6. Sensations (Jil Sander)
    7. Tendre Poison
    8. Anais Anais
    9. Fidji
    10.Hypnotic Poison
    Everything passes. Everything changes. Just do what you think you should do.
    --Bob Dylan

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    At this particular moment -- and I am sure it will change next week or even earlier -- my top 10 looks like:

    !. Coriandre (remember Coleman's thread about proletarian tastes? : );
    2. # 19 (just because it is suitable for everything);
    3. Paloma Picasso (EDP or parfum);
    4. Fendi (herbal, animalistic, bitter);
    5. Gucci L'Arte (what do I do when there is none left, if I may?);
    6. Gucci # 3 (springy);
    7. Roma;
    8. Eternity;
    9. Deci-Dela (mood-booster);
    10. Grain de Folie (best citrus for summer).

    And I left so many others behind....


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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    My top ten of the moment:

    1. Frederic Malle En Passant
    2. Frederic Malle Carnal Flower
    3. L'Artisan Ananas Fizz
    4. L'Artisan La Chasse aux Papillons
    5. Robert Piguet Fracas
    6. Kai
    7. Yves Saint Laurent Paris Roses Enchantées
    8. Live by Jennifer Lopez (it's got PINEAPPLE *)
    9. Bvlgari BLV Notte
    10. Serge Lutens À la Nuit

    My top ten for best women's fragrances creations:
    1. Chanel Bois des Iles
    2. Robert Piguet Fracas
    3. Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum
    4. Nina Ricci L'Air du Temps
    5. Hermès Eau des Merveilles
    6. People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo
    7. Chanel No. 5
    8. Jean Desprez Bal à Versailles
    9. Frederic Malle Le Parfume de Thérèse
    10. Creed Angélique Encens

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    OPIUM
    DUNE
    RIVE GAUCHE
    EUPHORIA
    Y
    RUSH
    YVRESSE
    NU
    24 FABOURGE
    PARIS

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    This lovely, sunny day of spring my top ten looks like this:

    L´Instant
    Valentino V
    Lovely
    Miss Dior Chérie
    Roma
    Rive Gauche
    Chrystal Noir
    Prada
    Gucci EdP II
    Serpentine

    Faves right now: Chanel No 19, Stella Rose Absolute, L´Heure Bleu, Elixir de Merveilles, Samsara.

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    Tiffany
    Gucci Envy Me
    Lovely
    Prada
    Gucci Eau de Parfum II
    Escada Signature (2005)
    Very Irresistible
    L'Eau d'Issey
    Chanel Chance
    Chanel Cristalle EDT

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    Not in order (please don´t ask me to do that! * ) and not written in blood...and a true mix of favorites to smell of others, favorites to catch whiffs of in the air and favorites to wear:

    Hiris (counting Hermès as non-niche here)
    Samsara
    Angel
    Dune
    Sicily
    Roma
    Omnia
    Chamade
    Shalimar
    Sensi or Coco Mademoiselle or Hypnotic Poison, or Bulgari pour Femme...... :-/

    Honorable mention to Light Blue. Even if it doesn´t suit me (it feels too girly) I truly think it´s lovely, and I confess that whenever I recognise it on someone I take deep deep breaths.

    edit, ok, this turned into some project....editing list for the umteenth time.....

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    1. Mitsouko (Guerlain)
    2. Chamade (Guerlain)
    3. Coco (Chanel)
    4. 1000 (J. Patou)
    5. Angel (T. Mugler)
    6. L'Heure Bleue (Guerlain)
    7. Fracas (R. Piguet)
    8. Arpege (Lanvin)
    9. 24, Faubourg (Hermes)
    10. Femme (Rochas)

    Runners up: Chanel no.22, Vol de Nuit, Sublime, Rive Gauche, Y, Nu, Chaos...
    (I counted Annick Goutal as niche...)

    Niche:
    1. Narcisse Noir (Caron)
    2. Chergui (S. Lutens)
    3. Tabac Blond (Caron)
    4. Teint de Neige (L. Villoresi)
    5. Or des Indes (MPG)
    6. Secrete Datura (MPG)
    7. Nuit de Noel (Caron)
    8. Musc Ravageur (F. Malle)
    9. Loukhoum (K. Mecheri)
    10. George Sand (MPG)

    Runners up: Ambre Sultan, Tiempe Passate, Lipstick Rose, Vanisia, Angelique Encens, Heure Exquise...
    'I am not difficult, I am definite!' - Hedy Lamarr

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    For me:

    Envol
    Obsession
    Cuir de Russie
    Opium
    Ma Griffe
    Prada
    Anais Anais
    Fidji
    Mystere
    Miss Dior

    Veni, Vidi, Visa.

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    Seve Exquise
    Jardins Ottomans
    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Yosh La Contessa
    Jalaine Vetiver
    Jalaine Patchouli
    Donna Karan Wenge
    Yosh Untitled #1
    DSH Ashram
    Susanne Lange Black Orchid
    "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see." -Benjamin Franklin

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    Alexandra McQueen Kingdom
    Caron Parfum Sacre
    Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon
    Chanel No. 19
    Donna Karan Black Cashmere
    Guerlain L'Instant
    Guerlain Shalimar
    Guerlain Vol de Nuit
    Rochas Femme
    Yves Saint Laurent Nu

    I consider the Caron urns to be niche, while those one can buy readily at perfume or department stores not to be.

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    Second the Angelique Encens!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tempest
    Second the Angelique Encens!
    Welcome to Basenotes, Tempest.
    But here's a little advice: it might be a good idea to read the first post of the thread before replying to it.

    You might also like to check out this forum:
    http://www.basenotes.net/community/YaBB.pl?board=start
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Non-niché? *Hmmmm...

    1. Shalimar
    2. Joy
    3. Quelques Fleurs
    4. Coco
    5. Chanel No 5
    6. Jil Sander No 4
    7. Fracas
    8. Bulgari pour Femme
    9. Bois des Iles
    10. Eau de Patou

    (I could have also added Jean Paul Gaultier Classique to the mix.)
    Scent is such a lovely, simple pleasure!

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    Welcome to Basenotes Tempest. I look forward to hearing more from you very soon. I too neglected to read the first post carefully as evidenced by my niche-laden list. :-[ Ten non-niche fragrance will be hard for me since but I'll give it a go:

    Cacherel Gloria
    Escada Collection
    Laura Biagiotti Roma
    Flowerbomb Extreme and the regular version in case you consider FBomb X niche
    Lolita Lempicka L
    Chantecaille Frangipane
    Must de Cartier
    Guerlain Meteorites
    Donna Karan Black Cashmere
    Yves Saint Laurent Opium Fleur de Shanghai


    "Believe none of what you hear and half of what you see." -Benjamin Franklin

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    1. Angel (Thierry Mugler)
    2. Angel Innocent (Thierry Mugler)
    3. Narciso Rodriguez (EDT)
    4. Omnia (Bvlgari)
    5. Blv (Bvlgari)
    6. White She (Armani)
    7. Noa (Cacharel)
    8. Ellen Tracy
    9. Alien (Thierry Mugler)
    10.Flowerbomb (Viktor & Rolf)

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    I'm just going to put those that I like right now as I change my mind way to often...

    I only selected rather new fragrances that for now I only own in sample form (except for Lolita and Alien).

    In no particular order:
    - Emporio Armani City Glam, chypre gourmand.
    - Miss Me by Stella Cadente, sweet and powdery.
    - Angel Garden of Stars Piony, fresh, spicy and gourmand.
    - Lolita Lempicka in eau de toilette, fresh vegetal gourmand.
    - KenzoFlower Oriental, woody and powdery.
    - Ralph HOT, gourmand.
    - Prada, spicy and sensual.
    - Alien, floral, ambery/powdery.
    - "L" By Lolita Lempicka, fresh, spicy gourmand
    - FlowerBomb, woody floral (this fragrance facinates me, though I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with it).

    Please Ladies, try Dior Homme. It's fantastic on women!

    The fragrance that I really (re-)discovered this spring is Pleasures. Never thought much of it in the past, but now, I suddenly love this.

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    I had a hard time trying to decide what ten I could be happy with if that's all I could have. Turns out they're all classics. I could probably be happy exploring the classics alone for the rest of my life. But that shouldn't surprise, as I love history and I'm a bit of a classicist at heart. On the other hand, I hate to think I might be missing something. Fun question! You Basenoters make me think! :-)

    Top Ten (in no order):
    L'air du Temps - old formula
    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Arpege - old formula - parfum
    Joy - parfum
    Y
    Chanel No. 5
    Dioressence
    Diorella
    Paris - not sure, need to revisit

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedriceccentric
    Please Ladies, try Dior Homme. It's fantastic on women!
    Will do, and will report back when I do. Thank you for the tip! :-)

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    1) Vol de Nuit
    2) Rochas Femme
    3) Caron En Avion
    4) Bois des iles
    5) Hypnotic Poison
    6) Bal a versailles
    7) Chanel No 5
    8) L'heure bleue
    9) Ysatis
    10)Shalimar

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    1) Vol de Nuit
    2) Rochas Femme
    3) Caron En Avion
    4) Bois des iles
    5) Hypnotic Poison
    6) Bal a versailles
    7) Chanel No 5
    8) L'heure bleue
    9) Narciso Rodriguez
    10)Shalimar

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    Mine, in no particular order:

    FM Musc Ravageur
    La Rose du Petit Prince
    iPdF Ambra de Nepal
    Burburry Baby Touch
    SL Chergui
    SL Bois Exotic
    BPAL Lughnasadh
    BPAL Fee
    Bulgari Black
    Ecco Bella Vanilla Bourbon

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    I'll take a stab at it but then I always change my mind after I've made the list! NON NICHE?

    OPIUM
    Angel
    Mitsouko
    Shalimar
    Estee
    Guet-Apens
    COCO
    AA Rosa Magnifica
    L'Heure Bleue
    JOY

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    Ok, if we are considering Caron niche (unfair, I say--available at several dept sores!), then--
    1. Mitsouko
    2. Jicky
    3. Opium
    4. Hypnotic Poison
    5. Vol de Nuit
    6. 24 Faubourg
    7. Chanel Cuir de Russie
    8. Creed Angelique Encens
    9. Chanel Bois des Iles
    10. Chanel Coco
    (Ok, I cheated a little on the Rue Cambons--give me a break)

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    Quote Originally Posted by lilybp
    Ok, if we are considering Caron niche (unfair, I say--available at several dept sores!)
    The urn perfumes are definitely niche.
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    1. Chanel Allure EDP
    2. YSL Nu EDP
    3. A.McQueen Kingdom
    4. Montana Parfum de Peau
    5. Dior J'adore
    6. Kenzo Flower
    7. TMP Inocent
    8. Givenchy Extravagance
    9. Gucci Rush
    10. Cartier So Preety

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    my top ten in no particular order

    1 shalimar
    2 *l'heure bleue
    3 mitsouko
    4 apres l'ondee
    5 teint de neige *by villoresi
    6 dilmun *by villoresi
    7 eleonora duse by tonatto
    8 nuit de noel by caron
    9 narcisse noir by caron
    10 songes by goutal *

    i also include : coco,le dix,a la nuit,musc ravageur,do son,rive gauche,penhaligon's violetta,la violette by goutal,verte violette by l'artisan,rose absolue by goutal,bellodgia,garofano by villoresi,hiris,iris nobile,allure sensuelle

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    my top 10 frag as of today this min
    Ambre Narguile
    Chanel Gardenia
    Narcisco Rodriguez
    Bond Nuits denoho
    Chergui
    Lovely
    Silk
    Royal Gardenia
    Youth Dew Amber Nude
    Opium all of them lately the new Fleur Imperial
    I have so many I could add another 20

    deleted over-use of smilies

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    1. Opium
    2. Tuberose Indiana
    3. L"Heure Blue
    4. Youth Dew
    5. Roma
    6. Shalimar
    7. Black Cashmere
    8. Chanel # 5.
    9. Beautiful

    And No 10 is a three way tie for a cheat: *Eau Savage (marketed for men before unisex was 'in') *Creed's Erolfa (men's--but absolutely great and better on women, *imho) and Jasmine Sultan ( woman's niche by sufi Italian lunatic, * Il Profumo )

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    Cèdre, Serge Lutens
    Fleurs d 'Oranger, Serge Lutens
    Bois et Musc, Serge Lutens
    Clair de Musc, Serge Lutens
    Carnal Flower, Frederic Malle
    Musc Ravageur, Frederic Malle
    Biche dans l 'Absinthe, Gobin Daudé
    Sous le Buis, Gobin Daudé
    Rose Barbare, Guerlain
    Tubéreuse, Caron

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    Top ten non-niche:

    Sublime
    Diorissimo
    Cristobal
    Asja
    Cristalle
    Jicky
    Vol de Nuit
    Ysatis
    Givenchy III
    Ylang & Vanille

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    Default Re: Your top 10 frags for women?

    This was harder than it sounded! *

    1. *L'Instant de Guerlain
    2. *Dior Hypnotic Poison
    3. *Lolita Lempicka
    4. *Chanel Allure
    5. *Chanel Coco
    6. *Fracas *(Niche? *I don't consider it so, as I found it at Sephora. *SO wearable!)
    7. *Dior J'adore
    8. *Burberry Brit
    9. *Stella by Stella McCartney (hope to find a fresher rose, suggestions welcome)
    10. YSL Paris (sentimental favorite- Mother wore it)

    Runners up : Diorissimo and YSL Cinema. *Hubby occasionally wears Eau Savage, after seeing it mentioned on this thread, I'm going to try it on myself!

    I saw that Joseybird mentioned a couple of BPAL blends on her list. *I have sampled their blends via my teenage neice, and bought a bottle of Snake Oil ('Indonesian spices' and a heavy, dark vanilla), which would certainly appear on a list of my top 20 favorites. *When I first sampled POTL Luctor et Emergo, I thought of the entire BPAL line, Snake Oil and Black Phoenix in particular. * *

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