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

    I guess it would be hard to beat Aromatics Elixir in potency...
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    Default Re: Looking for a Potent Women's Fragrance.

    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!).

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    How could no one have mentioned Thierry Mugler's Angel? Talk about a statement!
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    Wink Re: Looking for a Potent Women's Fragrance.

    Fracas!!!

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

    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!!
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    I second Angel and Aromatics Elixer. Don't forget Addict and Opium.
    I find Coco, also, a statement, but too green for me.
    Tabac Blond (Caron) makes quite a statement, but of a more subtle nature.

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

    I'd like to add Blonde by Versace, louder than Fracas, Fracas is a kitten on my skin for some reason. Mahora by Guerlain is loud, proud and in your face. I love her!

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

    The aforementioned Fracas would be a good choice.
    While the "other" Piguet scent -- Bandit -- would be a rather brazen
    scent to expect a woman to wear, I think I'd stick with Fracas for a
    gift.

    Another oldie but goodie: L'Air du Temps.

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

    If you feel like spending some money:
    Joy parfum
    Jicky parfum

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    2nd Jicky Parfum.
    Quintissential classic.

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

    I have to go with my Fumerie Turque on this one. It's complex, rich, smoky, honey rose. I always feel it calls for a black leather bustier, stilettos, and ruby red lips. A little goes a long way, it lasts forever, and changes each hour.

    Chinatown by Bond #9 is a strong, herbally, tropical gardenia with vanilla that is quite distinctive. It lasts very well, in a bit of a linear manner, but it's so delightful up front I don't mind.

    These are the only two in my collection that I think of as potent, and in a good way. I apply them with a carefully light hand.

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

    i agree with many of the scents posted here but i would never think that l'air du temps to be strong nor potent..maybe in parfum form? cause the edt is not so strong i mean...
    i have also been told by some women that they find lagerfeld's sun moon stars to be strong but i think it's more due to the sillage and longevity (wich is very long) than actual potency..
    i mean i would call Poison strong as well as both Trésor and Poème..
    there are many more (usually french) perfumes that are potent..i think the list would be very long

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

    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.
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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!
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    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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    Just adding...forgive me if some of them already have been mentioned:

    Narcisse Noir
    Mitsouko
    Habanita
    Vol de Nuit
    Bal a Versailles
    Diva
    Paloma Picasso
    Panthere
    Byzance
    Nu

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

    A lot of good suggestions here, IMO. And BTW, all Pascal Morabito fragrances are real jewels, virtually impossible to find and test on this side of the pond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dorthea
    Just adding...forgive me if some of them already have been mentioned:

    Narcisse Noir
    Mitsouko
    Habanita
    Vol de Nuit
    Bal a Versailles
    Diva
    Paloma Picasso
    Panthere
    Byzance
    Nu
    Thanks Dorthea for the list. I think she wore Habanita once at a Christmas party. That's a good one!!
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    Hello,

    The moment I read the thread topic I thought of Poême for some reason... have not worn it myself for ages... but maybe tomorrow

    Also I'd love to second NU, Coco, Rochas Femme, Youth Dew and add to the list
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