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    Default Help choosing fragrance for wife

    My wife is not fond of sweet scents and turns her nose up (literally) at some of the scents that I like (e.g., Habit Rouge, Egoiste, Dior Homme, L'Occitane Neroli).

    She seems to like the chypres I wear, though, such as Coriolan, Aramis 900, and Eau de Rochas PH. Others she likes include Geir, Ungaro III, and Voleur de Roses.

    Can you recommend any women's chypres she might like to wear? Or any other fragrances she might enjoy based upon these preferences?

    Thanks.

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    Miss Dior? It's definitely not sweet (and I believe it is a chypre; someone will correct me if I'm wrong).

    Oh, and the original Miss Dior, not Miss Dior Cherie, which I can just about guarantee you that your wife won't like (it's fruity, I find it too sweet, personally).

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    She might like Givenchy III, its a beautiful green chypre. My mother (who also hates sweet fragrances) adores it.

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    Here are some feminine Chypre recommendations for your wife:
    Miss Dior - that's the first one that comes to mind; it's just such a classic (and yes, do not get confused with the inferior Miss Dior Cherie, which is a gourmand with popcorn and strawberries that your wife is very unlikely to like)
    Also:
    Chamade
    Vol de Nuit
    O de Lancome
    Mitsouko
    Ayalitta
    ArbitRary

    Along the patchouli base of Voleur de Roses - she might like:
    Villoresi's Patchouli
    Le Nereides Patchouli Antique
    Prada (though to a lesser extent)

    She might also like Fou d'Absinthe by l'Artisan.

    Another suggestion is for you to share the scents she likes with her!
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    Guerlain's Chamade -- 'nuff said.

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    Excellent suggestions so far; I would add Caleche and Agent Provocateur.
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    Two more suggestions: Ma Griffe and Vent Vert.

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    Default Re: Help choosing fragrance for wife

    I'd like to throw in a word of caution. What your wife likes to smell on you may completely different from what she would like on herself. A better, IMO, suggestion would be to look at what fragrances, or even lotions and bath products! she chooses for herself. I like several men's colognes extremely well, ON A MAN, that I would not like on myself. It's old fashioned of me, but I like to smell obviously traditionally feminine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lalage
    She might like Givenchy III, its a beautiful green chypre. My mother (who also hates sweet fragrances) adores it.
    Ah, I used to love that one! I thought of it as Y's sister scent. :-)

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    It's hard to find chypres that are new. At least for me. I'm not knowledgeable about the latest and most niche. Drier, chypre'ish fragrances she might like (always have to test on her own skin, of course) could be:

    EL Aliage
    Balmain's Ivoire
    Aromatics Elixir
    Coriandre
    Chanel No. 19
    Patou 1000

    Lots of this type in classic fragrances around, I really love them, but not knowing your wife's age - not sure if she would find these too "old lady". ??

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    Two fragrances I would like to suggest are Lovely and Narciso Rodriguez For Her edt or edp but she might actually like the edp better, personally I prefer edt
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