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    Default Please help me choose a frag...

    For a girl I want to please. I don't really know much about female frags

    I'd like something for hot, humid weather, that is not sweet nor cloying nor too citric. I quite like Lavender and I'm pretty sure I loathe Violet. Here are my opinion on some fragrances I know:

    - Loulou: Scary. This has got to be one of the worst smells I know, it gives me a headache every time!
    - Poison: Scary.
    - NOA: Scary.
    - Calandre: Quite like it.
    - Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue: I like it, except I think the gummy bear note is overdone, much too citric as well
    - From the Roger & Gallet range, I like the Extra Vielle (red one). I think the others are way too citric or plain.

    I suppose it's rather hard to help me ^_^

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Please help me choose a frag...

    (Am certain that BNer Riannon - Lavender lover that she is - can help with this.)

    Did you try typing the word "lavender" in the "notes" box of the directory?

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    Does your lady friend like lavender? How does it smell on her? It is a note more often used in "male" fragrances than "female" because it appears sharp and herbal to many people.

    With that said...try Jicky by Guerlain or Burberry for Women.

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    I wouldn't use Jicky in a hot climate. I live in Australia, and I enjoy L'Eau d'Issey by Issey Miyake. It's very cool and watery, but also peppery and not terribly sweet.

    I was going to say Champs Elysees by Guerlain...very light and summery to me, but it might be too sweet for you. Look for some tea-inspired fragrances like Bvlgari's Eau Parfumee au The Verte. They tend to be fresh but not citric.

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    You might consider Eau de Cartier. I know you said you loathe violet, but I think it uses violet leaves which seem much greener to me than violet flower. It also has lavender in it. It's one of my favorite hot & humid weather scents. Great bath gel & lotion in this scent too!

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    Some of the fragrances with lavender I love are Sarah Lessica Parker's Lovely, Serge Lutens Gris Clair, and Burberry (1995).
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    Default Re: Please help me choose a frag...

    Carnation scents are very fresh and cool, without being sweet and cloying. I typed in lavender, rose and carnation to our directory -- and found one I need to try myself! It's Bluegrass from 1934 by Elizabeth Arden. Who knows if you can find it.

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    Another Cartier recommendation (which I thought I posted yesterday but it didn't work): Panthere eau Legere, a pale green fragrance in the Panthere bottle with the panther on the cap. It's a lovely, fresh, light, green-floral fragrance. I tried it recently, and even my husband - he who hates perfumey fumes - liked it, so that's really saying something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shycat
    It's Bluegrass from 1934 by Elizabeth Arden. Who knows if you can find it.
    You can get it in drugstores here...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clare
    You can get it in drugstores here...
    In Canada too!
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