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    Help!
    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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    Oh, and BTW, it doesn't have to smell like Opium, i just need a recommendation on a nice oriental!! Thank you!
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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.

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    Youth Dew and Cinnabar.

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    Opium eau d'ete.......a lighter form of Opium but has not lost the quality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl
    Oh, and BTW, it doesn't have to smell like Opium, i just need a recommendation on a nice oriental!! Thank you!
    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).

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    Quote Originally Posted by knightowl
    Oh, and BTW, it doesn't have to smell like Opium, i just need a recommendation on a nice oriental!! Thank you!
    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.

    Shalimar - Guerlain
    Absolu - Roshas
    Boudoir - Vivienne Westwood
    Escada (original)
    Sensi - Georgio Armani
    Sheer Obsession - Calvin Klein
    Spellbound - Estee Lauder
    Knowing - Estee Lauder

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    Hi JAG,

    Good idea. I use Parfums Raffy as a reference, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgarisbn
    Hi JAG,

    Good idea. I use Parfums Raffy as a reference, too.
    Hey mgarisbn ;D

    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.

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    Here's another one, not really similar to Opium but a great oriental : Coco (NOT Mademoiselle Coco) by Chanel. Chose the EdP.

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    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.

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    I love Coco, much more than I loved Opium!! Coco is much softer, warmer, not as sharp as Opium

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    Coco is what you are looking for, for sure!

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    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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