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    Default What scent to wear with purple and red

    I'm heading to Vegas for a tri-state convention of Red Hatters (aka The Red Hat Society) at the beginning of April with a sister Red Hatter. *I need some recommendations for a scent that would go well with a beautiful, filmy, low cut purple dress, a red hat with a wide brim (and feathers), red rhinestone shoes and bag, and a big, honking red and purple boa. *Yep, Fufu will be puttin' on the Ritz in full regalia - a California version of *Southern Belle . * 5'5" andi'mnotgonnatellyahowmuchiweigh. *I'm....er....voluptuous according to Mr. Fufu, so I guess I wouldn't consider myself fat. *I'll be a bit remeniscent of one of my great idols, Mae West, especially since I'll have a blonde highlighting touch-up before then, prodding my colorist to go for the gold and make it lighter than usual.

    I'm debating whether to wear Coco, Aromatics Elixir, Le Baiser du Dragon, First, Vol de Nuit, Oscar, Arpege (modern), No. 22, Zoe, Diva, Madame Rochas, Narcisse Noir, or Shalimar (vintage). *I want to turn heads as I swish by and leave a sillage that will whisper (not shout) "Fufu was here" and change the impression that us Red Hatters are not all a troup of ugly old crones. Something distinctive, sensuous, sophisticated, and outrageously sexy. Tall order.

    What say you, gang?
    "Too much of a good thing is wonderful." -- Mae West

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    Quote Originally Posted by FufuLaRue
    I want to turn heads as I swish by and leave a sillage that will whisper (not shout) "Fufu was here" and change the impression that us Red Hatters are not all a troup of ugly old crones. Something distinctive, sensuous, sophisticated, and outrageously sexy. Tall order.

    What say you, gang?
    Tall order indeed. Hmmm...

    Maybe it's the colours that brought Mauboussin to my mind! It comes in a purple box with red lining... But it fits the description, too. :-*
    "Wovon man nicht lesen kann, darüber muss man schreiben."

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    Serpent
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    Of what you've listed? *My choices, in order:

    1. *Coco
    2. *Le Baiser du Dragon
    3. *Shalimar

    To my mind, purple and red = oriental. *Of course, I'd look for something with a vibrant fruit note. *As you describe Mae West, the smell of Rochas' Femme comes to mind for me. *That chypre in oriental clothing is my true first choice.

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    Oooooh! *Lucky you!! *Head for the sportsbook 'cuz here it is straight from a horse's mouth...... ;D

    Welp, Coco would surely be the odds-on favorite -- and since Serpent spoke of nifty chypres -- to me Diva would be in the running, too... Let's complete the trifecta with vintage Shalimar...

    ......Lookin' for a longshot?? Maybe I'm just still experiencing some St. Valentine's Day fallout residue but at the top of the lane when they turn for home, Penhaligon's LP No. 9 is soooo purple-pink, totally unique, and the scent just is "Vegas!" ?! It's not on your list but that one would be my top pick at the $2 window. It'll win by a nose! :

    Gotta luv Vegas!!! ;D

    (Hmpf. Can't believe you're sticking poor Mr. Fu in front of the TV set watching week-end golf and pining away -- BTW, do people still pine?! *:-? -- while you are out livin' it up developing a grandiose case of elbow-bursitis playing the one-arm bandits with the girls?!...)

    Have a Blast! :P

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    I'm debating whether to wear Coco, Aromatics Elixir, Le Baiser du Dragon, First, Vol de Nuit, Oscar, Arpege (modern), No. 22, Zoe, Diva, Madame Rochas, Narcisse Noir, or Shalimar (vintage).
    Of your list, the most va-va-voom (to me) are No. 22 and Narcisse Noir.

    The kiss of the dragon (Le Baiser du Dragon) is more like dragon's breath on me within a short while -- it opens big & beautiful but the dry down is not that special (on anyone.) *Narcisse Noir has the Narcissus note LBduD has and both it and 22 deliver what they promise.

    But if this is really special rendezvous for the Red Hatters, I assume there will be other nights (or days) besides the sparkly red shoes and feather boa night, right? This is a fragrance forum and we are supposed to be stretching, learning and evolving in our passionate pursuit of fragrance, right? So how about something new, too?

    You have time to try a few, so I urge you to check out Dawn Spencer Hurwitz, a nose who now has her own fascinating line. She was behind fabulous, sexy, sophisitcated scents for Calypso and Flora Napa Valley. Her prices are quite reasonable and you'll be cutting edge glamorous! DSH has a generous sampling program and is available directly through her website. *URL below.

    As an aromatherapist and perfumeur DSH pays special attention to the moods her fragrances evoke and makes them by hand from only pure absolutes, essential oils and botanicals. Her scent compositions are sophisticated, intriguing, evocative and delightfully satisfying.

    Pefect for your ocassion is the DSH Les Rouges Collection ($50 USD) which contains four fabulous interpretations of the radiance and intensity of that most wonderful color -- red. They are all marvelous and you'd have four different ones to choose from for different times while you are in Viva! Las Vegas. *

    Here's a link to a review:
    http://www.faceonline.com/fragrance/dshaug.shtml

    Here is a *link to her fabulous fine art perfume site and to Les Rouges collection
    https://www.dshperfumes.com/search_result_product.asp

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    I'd go with Arpege or No22. Both are distinctive, Arpege is sophisticated and No22 (and I'm going by the husband's reaction every time I wear it!) is veeery sexy! It's feminine but that insense note really gives it a kick.

    I also love LBduD but some people find it a bit loud. It's one of a kind though, and quite sensuous.

    Have fun - what ever you wear!

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    I agree with Serpent. Any oriental that floats your boat!


    I qualify for the Red Hat but just cannot bring myself to do it.

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    Cinnabar.

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    What about walkigh through a (Arden's) "RED DOOR"? ;D ;D ;D
    Just kidding...
    My vote goes to the vibrant N.22 followed by the "petillant" Diva.
    Have fun!

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    Serpent
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    Quote Originally Posted by glorious1
    I qualify for the Red Hat but just cannot bring myself to do it.
    Go on! Do it!

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    Ladylonestar
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    Fufu! You wild woman, you! ;D

    When I think of purple, I think No. 22, First, Mauboussin, Arpege, Vol de Nuit, Shalimar and Anne Pliska (to name a few). When I think of red, I think of Anne Pliska, Cinnabar, Must de Cartier, Le Baiser du Dragon, Opium, Spellbound, Paloma Picasso... maybe Aromatics Elixir, but mostly I *see* black velvet with Aromatics Elixir or black anything.

    You behave yourself, and have fun! Or... is it possible to do both -- behave and have fun? :-/

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    When I think purprle, I think of Poison, but that's a scent for women to wear for men, not for other women...

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    For red I think Valentino in the red box. I don't know why, but when I think red I always think Nancy Reagan red Valentino impeccably cut feminine suits. Then again, every time I think I weaken the nation...LOL (Iquote Moe Howard on that one) [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=wink.gif]

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    Ladylonestar
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    Quote Originally Posted by RitaMae
    Then again, every time I think I weaken the nation...LOL (Iquote Moe Howard on that one) *[smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=wink.gif]
    RitaMae! You very funny lady! [smiley=grin.gif] [smiley=thumbsup.gif]

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    Quote Originally Posted by glorious1


    I qualify for the Red Hat but just cannot bring myself to do it.
    Heavens to Betsy Glo, just do it. *I went in cold to a chapter, not knowing anyone. *I still belong to that one and just started my own LOLLLLL.

    Now I must decide. *I will carefully review all your opinions objectively, undoubtedly agonizing over my decision. *I don't want men stumbling all over me, but I wouldn't turn down a look or two. Whatever I do end up wearing is not based on what other women like. Just leaving an impression, preferably with both genders. When I travel, I usually take several decants with me and decide the last minute what to wear for that day. There are some definitely Must Tries for me in this thread. *Thanks all!

    "Too much of a good thing is wonderful." -- Mae West

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    Looking through your wardrobe, I see another scent I immediately identify with the color purple: Lolita Lempicka. Other scents that stick out from what you own that could work include Anné Pliska, Ambre Sultan, Habanita (although I see you're not wild about that one - I love it), and the old standby, Angel. But the one I'd really like to point out is Keiko Mecheri's Loukhoum. I think that one, combined with the purple and red, would be a real standout scent for you. Sweet and a bit fruity with a lovely, somewhat classic dusting of powder - just wonderful. I'd like to nominate Loukhoum.

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    I think You shall wear one of Your Guerlains, FufuLaRue!
    Faves right now: Chanel No 19, Stella Rose Absolute, L´Heure Bleu, Elixir de Merveilles, Samsara.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezhno

    (Hmpf. Can't believe you're sticking poor Mr. Fu in front of the TV set watching week-end golf and pining away -- BTW, do people still pine?! *:-? -- while you are out livin' it up developing a grandiose case of elbow-bursitis playing the one-arm bandits with the girls?!...)
    After taking a look at the Chessie cat grin that burst forth when I told him I'd be leaving him for a weekend, I decided Mr. Fufu will be just fine. ;D To relieve our respective consciences and take our thoughts away from our pining spouses, us girls will be eating like queens, gambling, getting drunk, and robbing trains. :P :
    "Too much of a good thing is wonderful." -- Mae West

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    "It's not the men in my life, it's the life in my men."

    M.W.

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    The hell with it! Have fun!!!! ;D

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    Guerlain Purple Fantasy, of course!
    Current favorites:

    Jicky, Mitsouko, Shiseido Susuro,Or et Noir

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    Big fan of Shalimar- so from you list I'd go with that one. However, what came to mind first when I read your description is Boucheron's Trouble. This one has a yummy, luscious sillage too- very va-voom and over-the-top. If you have yet to try it, I urge you to before your trip.

    BTW I can't imagine that the Red Hatters are all a bunch of ugly, old crones. I always thought of them as sexy, empowered women who knew where they had been and where they were going in life. Wonderful roll models for a society and culture that is misguidely stuck on the cult of youth.
    Scent is such a lovely, simple pleasure!

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    If I had to choose from the ones you've listed, I would choose Coco. I have the EDT spray in Coco. I think Coco is a very elegant fragrance suitable for any occasion!

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    I'm totally into the DIVA recommendation by Ezhno ~ but if I have to choose from your original ideas, I'd go with COCO (edp)!

    *Another suggestion would be Elizabeth Arden's RED DOOR, although it's not a fave of mine!

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