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    Default Looking for a Potent Women's Fragrance.

    I"m talking perfume here that makes a statement. Like Guerlain's Shalimar, Yves Saint Laurent's Opium, or Christian Dior's Poison. I"m in search of a perfume ( as a gift ) that is brazen and has a statement. Any suggestions please?
    "A great perfume is a work of art, it can lift our days, haunt our nights and create the milestones of our memories. Fragrance is liquid emotion. And that never goes out of fashion. " MICHAEL EDWARDS

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    How about MPG's Secrete Datura? It's a mix of white flowers, vanilla, and sandlewood. I bought the small 15ml bottle but it packs a punch so it will last me a looong time.It's so heady and creamy but spicy at the same time. The first time I took a whiff I was was taken aback, but it is my favorite "big" scent. The larger bottle, while pricey is very beautiful. Perfumebay sells samples of the whole Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier line for $1.99 each.

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    Arrow Re: Looking for a Potent Women's Fragrance.

    Quote Originally Posted by aubrgene
    I"m talking perfume here that makes a statement...I"m in search of a perfume ( as a gift ) that is brazen and has a statement...
    Joy by Jean Patou
    Ysatis by Givenchy

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    Default Re: Looking for a Potent Women's Fragrance.

    Potent and dramatic is Chopard's Madness.
    Notes are:

    "Top note : Pink Lychee, Kumquat, Pink pepper

    Middle note : Flamboyant, Rose, Hibiscus

    Base note : Palissander, Pao Rosa wood, Cotton Flower"



    Definitely NOT a wall-flower, it's also quite unique.

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    Default Re: Looking for a Potent Women's Fragrance.

    Definitely consider Hermès 24, Faubourg. The elements are simple enough: bergamot, peach, hyacinth, tiare, orange, vanilla, amber; but don't be fooled. This is a worldly woman's perfume--woman as in Ingrid Bergman--confident, elegant, classic.

    Darn, I think I just talked myself into getting some. I haven't smelled any in about a year.

    Alternatively, take a modern turn and try statement-maker Bond No. 9's New Haarlem. I think it's the most popular of the line, and there ain't nothing else out there like it.
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    I guess it would be hard to beat Aromatics Elixir in potency...
    "Whereof one cannot speak, one must remain silent thereof." --Wittgenstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ezhno
    Joy by Jean Patou
    Ysatis by Givenchy
    I second that. :-)

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    I'll agree with Aromatics Elixir but will also nominate Shocking and Coco. They'll knock her socks off. I frequently wear Shocking to my Red Hat events since I'm a huge Mae West fan.

    Hah! Forgot to suggest Le Baiser Du Dragon and the beautiful Estee Lauder scents, Estee and Private Collection. Stand back for a half hour or so after these guys. The drydown is worth the wait, though.

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    Thumbs up Re: Looking for a Potent Women's Fragrance.

    Well, I'm not a female but I know a few of 'your' frags that I love. I just ordered a bottle of Montale's Sandalsilver from Vijay, one of our members as it's the strongest, in-your-face sandalwood, etc. scents I've ever smelled and it's mesmerizing.

    Vijay sent me some samples of Montale's scents and when I tried Ss, I was hooked. Gave my sample to a female co-worker and she almost swooned over it! It is truly an outstanding and different fragrance. It may make you perspire(wink!).

    Btw, if any of y'all order anything from him, make sure he know's you are a BN member. He just might surprise you.................in a good way!


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    How could no one have mentioned Thierry Mugler's Angel? Talk about a statement!
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    2) Back to Black - By Kilian
    3) M7 (vintage or Oud Absolu) - YSL
    4) Aventus - Creed
    5) John Varvatos Vintage

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    Tiffany

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    Fracas!!!

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    Thank you for all your responses! Wow-- did I come to the right place:-) I'll have to look for Chopard's Madness, Aromatics Exlixir and all the scents recommended. Remember the stronger and more power it has, the better. Ohhh yeah, how can I forget Fracas. Imagine Fracas on amphetimines..That would be awesome! Thanks again... keep the suggestions going!!
    "A great perfume is a work of art, it can lift our days, haunt our nights and create the milestones of our memories. Fragrance is liquid emotion. And that never goes out of fashion. " MICHAEL EDWARDS

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    May I suggest Feminite du Bois (Shiseido) as it is a real gem.
    Quite spicy/woodsy and bound to get you noticed.

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    Joop Femme

    This scent very boldly makes a potent statement and leaves a signature card behind of were you can be found......


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    Don't know if you you are a Patchouli fan but I think Jalaine's Patchouli makes a statement. I am often complimented when I wear it by both men and women and it seems to have fabulous staying power on me. Also, I was thrilled to see that Jalaine finally launched her own site which makes sampling a lot cheaper than purchasing them from Aedes or Luckyscent.

    It's at jalainesfragrances.com

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    Caron's Narcisse Noir will definitely make a statement: Look out folks, here I come!!

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    Youth Dew, or Youth Dew Amber Nude. Not a shrinking violet molecule in the whole bottle.
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    Prada
    Youth Dew
    Shalimar
    Royal Secret

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    get a bottle of serge lutens ambre sultan there can't be many more potent than this ,smells great on me and even better on my girlfriend .
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    I'm hope I'm not being repetitive because I haven't read through all the posts - I'm wearing Theirry Mugler's Alien today, and it is very potent. It's definitely a strange, potent fragrance - but it really grows on you. It has on me. I think it is one of those love it or hate it fragrances.

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    hi
    i have one to recommed that describes what your looking for ..have your tried "Or Noir "by Morabito? i highly reccomend it..a real statement maker.....stop you dead in your tracks .type fragrance,..i mean that in a very good way ..suzy

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    Quote Originally Posted by keyescrib
    hi
    i have one to recommed that describes what your looking for ..have your tried "Or Noir "by Morabito? i highly reccomend it..a real statement maker.....stop you dead in your tracks .type fragrance,..i mean that in a very good way ..suzy
    I've heard of that one Suzy. Thank you for your suggestion. Next time I go to a perfume shop, I'll definitely keep that on in mind. Thanks again.
    "A great perfume is a work of art, it can lift our days, haunt our nights and create the milestones of our memories. Fragrance is liquid emotion. And that never goes out of fashion. " MICHAEL EDWARDS

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    Musc Ravageur my man! my wife has hidden my bottle!

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    Default Re: Looking for a Potent Women's Fragrance.

    Rochas Femme is goddess perfume.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdem1961
    Rochas Femme is goddess perfume.
    That is docluv45's SoTd. Interesting-- it must be good!
    "A great perfume is a work of art, it can lift our days, haunt our nights and create the milestones of our memories. Fragrance is liquid emotion. And that never goes out of fashion. " MICHAEL EDWARDS

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    Default Re: Looking for a Potent Women's Fragrance.

    Giving a new gangbuster as a gift sounds like a risky proposition. What is your thinking on this Aubrgene? Are you going on the recipient's personality or her already disclosed preferences? I'd be afraid to do this, although I am one who wants to be quite sure that if I give a gift it will be well received. What do you think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eau_Boy
    Giving a new gangbuster as a gift sounds like a risky proposition. What is your thinking on this Aubrgene? Are you going on the recipient's personality or her already disclosed preferences? I'd be afraid to do this, although I am one who wants to be quite sure that if I give a gift it will be well received. What do you think?
    I'm giving it as a gift to a long time friend whose taste I know in fragrances well enough. She wears Opium perfume at daytime and sports a Clara Bow haircut. Very unique indeed. In fact I saw her last night at a dinner party. I've asked her 3 times what fragrance she was wearing and adamantly refused to give me a straight answer. It was strong....very potent! Very spicy/ floral.
    "A great perfume is a work of art, it can lift our days, haunt our nights and create the milestones of our memories. Fragrance is liquid emotion. And that never goes out of fashion. " MICHAEL EDWARDS

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    Try Samsara.

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    Hi, I'd go with Hermes Calèche, a true lady's perfume. Extremely elegant and refined.

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    i forgot to mention some other "potents":

    organza indécence (givenchy)
    and the original fendi for women..

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    Caron Tabac Blond!

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    Well, the ones that seem like they make a "statement" to me are the richer, deeper more classically-styled ones. I'm thinking of Le Parfum de Therese from Malle, and also the Divine women's scents. They smell like "woman" to me, as opposed to so many others, which smell like "girl" to me.

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    ... and also, I forget "CORNUBIA" by Penhaligon's


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    Déclaration d'un soir Cartier
    F pour homme Salvatore Ferragamo
    Gomma Etro
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    Panama 1924 Boellis
    Soulle Ámbar Floris
    Wellington Cologne George F. Trumper

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    Dior Addict,Lush Karma,Opium

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    Opium Fleur de Oriental and Tom Ford Youth Dew Amber Nude and Hermes Ambre Narguile

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    Would have to be Opium the new one is Fleur Imperial, marvelous, Tom Ford Youth Dew Amber Nude and my all time favorite Hermes Ambre Narguile, also Narcisco Rodriguez is wonderful, you cant go wrong with any of them.

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