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    Default Scent for a Birthday (27 year old female police officer)

    Dear refined women on this board..

    I'm looking to make a purchase on a scent for my sister-in-law..

    The occasion is her 27th birthday. Some info:

    - Athletic and attractive
    - A new police officer
    - We live in the mid-atlantic climate (Pittsburgh, PA)
    - She has liked J-LO and Tommy Hilf but hasn't really experienced much else other than window shopping at local dept. store.
    - Currently single
    - Gets along with guys pretty good (somewhat of a tomcat), likes her alcohol but also likes to feel pretty. Enjoys being outspoken but unfortunately surrenders to subdued.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated... Regards

    Nate

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    Default Re: Scent for a Birthday (27 year old female police officer)

    This is sooo difficult. In particular without knowing the person.
    The classics: maybe Coco Mademoiselle (perfect for a garconne-if she likes patchouli) or Chance (if she's more into vetiver)? Would you like to "draw" her more into a certain direction? So i'd go for something she'd never buy for herself, something more feminine... maybe Miracle (not too girly but still spicy-feminine) or even something sensual like Sensi by Armani or greenish-elegant: Gucci Envy? Ivoire for a classic and cool appearance? Or even Chanel No.19?
    To be honest i never ever smelt a police officer male of female. :-)
    Of course i imagine it to be leathery and slightly bitter but i guess you don't want something to fit her uniform but her private life, don't you?
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    Hmmm... don't ask me why but for some reason I can see this person wearing BLV or even BLV Notte... in face there are a few Bvlgari fragrances that I could see fitting her...

    Notes in BLV are:

    Top note: Bergamot, Ginger
    Middle note: Wisteria, Flax flowers
    Base note: Acacia, Vanilla, Musk, Sandalwood

    Notes in BLV Notte are:

    Top notes: Galanga, Tangerine, Bergamote
    Middle note: Vodka, Acacia, Iris, Fleur de Tabac
    Base note: Black Chocolate, Incense, Amber

    If she's a brunette I could even see her being able to pull of
    Bvlgari Black

    Top note: Bergamot, Green Note
    Middle note: Jasmine, Cedarwood, Sandal
    Base note: Leather, Amber, Musk, Vanilla
    "Of the five senses, the sense of smell is incontestably the one that best conveys a sense of immortality."

    Salvador Dali

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    Great questions and comments.. much appreciated. I would lend her more toward the "feminine retail" smelling perfumes (J-Lo and Tommy are past faves) as opposed to the "green" or clean style in the past. But just because she hasn't been exposed i believe. But come to think of it maybe i need to expand this to an "on-the-job" scent as well. Something versatile... i know this is difficult and i appreciate the effort.

    PS.. She is a brunette.

    Regards.

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    check out L'eau par Kenzo (for women).

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    How about a Gendarme? (Just a joke!)

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    Some suggestions (scents I like myself, easy to wear imo)

    Sun Moon Stars (Lagerfeld)
    Narciso Rodriguez
    SJP Lovely
    Light Blue (Dolce & Gabbana)
    DKNY Woman
    Dolce Vita (Dior)
    Paco Rabanne Pour Elle
    Euphoria (Calvin Klein)
    Sensi (Armani)

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    Hey ncielieska,

    Have you decided on that special B-day gift yet?

    Do let us know
    "Of the five senses, the sense of smell is incontestably the one that best conveys a sense of immortality."

    Salvador Dali

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    Jean Patou Un Amour de Patou

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    Try maybe J'adore by Christian Dior. Is fairly light but has some sexy elements.
    I'll list a couple that I think are also similar IMO.

    Sensi - Giorgio Armani
    Boss Woman - Hugo Boss
    Light Blue - Dolce & Gabbana

    I think any of the above are nice. Maybe look for a gift pack which has the fragrance and lotion and shower gel. Often are a very good price and a good way to try new fragrances without buying a huge bottle.

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    musc ravageur.

    power, strength, individual, animalistic!

    very Tomcat!!!
    coor blimey mary poppins, is that Aqua Motu or the penguins?

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    What I can suggest is Lacoste Pour Femme or Gucci Envy.Both are clean, soft fragrances and shouting ones. You can also try Morgan de Toi. Maybe she can also like some of the fragrances of Police.

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    Default Re: Scent for a Birthday (27 year old female police officer)

    Take trip to the nearest perfumery/department store. Find intelligent Sales Assistant. Repeat what you've told us. Collect scent strips. Present to giftee with gift certificate for appropriate amount and let her make her own decisions.

    P.S. I love JLo Miami Glow and TommyGirl. But I am blonde, an artist, of a certain age and live in the Sunny South. I go from Orientals to Greeny Greens - so I can't use myself as an example. If you see what I mean.

    P.P.S. If you've already solved the problem - ignore all the above!!
    "The world is ruled by letting things take their course. It cannot be ruled by interfering." Lao Tze

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    If I were a brunette, athletic female police officer, I would wear BANDIT baby, though it is a scent that can be a bit tricky, I hated it upon first sniff, now I adore it and consider it a staple that speaks to my soul. IN fact, if I had a female police officer uniform, I would DEFINITELY wear it with Bandit. Or Tabac Blond. hmmm.... nice idea, that.

    Chanel no 5

    Ava Luxe Love's True Bluish Light

    Black Orchid

    Coco Mademoiselle
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    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

    What I am loving right now: Shalimar vintage extrait, Chanel Bois des Iles, Chanel no. 22, Le Labo Iris 39, Guerlain Iris Ganache

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    check out Fresh Tobacco Carmel

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