Oh, and BTW, it doesn't have to smell like Opium, i just need a recommendation on a nice oriental!! Thank you!
I need to buy my sister-in-law something along the lines of OPIUM....but no niches, please! Thank you in advance!
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:P You might want to try KL, by Karl Lagerfeld. It's discontinued I think, but you can find it online at quite a few sites. Not nearly so heavy as Opium. Sheerer and with more tang. But plenty of spice. I love it. Caron's Nuit de Noel, is a gorgeous scent, and it means Christmas Night! Again, it's available online. Stores like Saks and Nordstrom should carry this one, too. Another possibility would be Bal a Versailles.
Youth Dew and Cinnabar.
Opium eau d'ete.......a lighter form of Opium but has not lost the quality.
Lots of great suggestions already! I'll second them and I'll add Coco by Chanel, Magie Noire by Lancome, and Raffinee (used to be by Houbigant).Originally Posted by knightowl
I did a search on Parfums Raffy for oriental fragrances, which were categorized by "oriental" and "floral oriental." I picked the ones I was familiar with and that I considered to be oriental.Originally Posted by knightowl
Shalimar - Guerlain
Absolu - Roshas
Boudoir - Vivienne Westwood
Sensi - Georgio Armani
Sheer Obsession - Calvin Klein
Spellbound - Estee Lauder
Knowing - Estee Lauder
Good idea. I use Parfums Raffy as a reference, too.
Hey mgarisbn ;DOriginally Posted by mgarisbn
Raffy has more to offer than I realized. By getting to it via search engine, it took me into an area I had not explored. Quite informative.
Have a great day!
Here's another one, not really similar to Opium but a great oriental : Coco (NOT Mademoiselle Coco) by Chanel. Chose the EdP.
I second the Chanel Coco suggestion (original, not Mademoiselle). I prefer the EDT in Coco, as I find it a little more "sparkling", but the EDP and Parfum have a smooth, rich quality.
I love Coco, much more than I loved Opium!! Coco is much softer, warmer, not as sharp as Opium
Coco is what you are looking for, for sure!
After I found Coco I simply dropped Opium. It has never happened to me before or after that one scent "takes the place" of the other.
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