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    Hi Girls,

    I'm a fragrance addicted as most of you, but I only know about Men's fragrances and I need to give a perfume to my wife at Christmas. The problem is that I just don't know which one!!!!
    I intend to order it online, I don't have patience to try feminine scents at perfume shops, so i'd like you to suggest me a good sweet (but not cloying) fragrance. She wears 'Emporio Armani She' but I know It's not a favourite of hers. She once told me she liked Dior Addict, but I wouldn't like to give it to her, simply because my sister wears it a lot...
    Any recommendations?

    Thanks in Advance!

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    Default Re: Help me buying a christmas gift for my wife!

    My standard reply to such questions:

    Make up a "bouquet" of samples for her. Arrange them in a basket or pretty little glass object d'art (floral glass frogs work well), and you'll have a real visual gift. By choosing a variety of scents, you're most likely to locate at least one that will thrill her and become a staple in her stable of scents. She'll have the fun of trying different fragrances over an extended number of days, and you'll avoid the risk of buying a big bottle of something she might not care for. If she loves one more than another, then buy her the bottle for Valentine's Day.

    Here's a list of the many places that sell samples:
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    If she likes Dior Addict you could always go with Boucheron Trouble. I love and wear both and to my simple nose they are slightly reminiscent of each other, yet different enough for you not to associate with your sister . If I think of anything else I'll add it...

    Best of luck!
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    Default Re: Help me buying a christmas gift for my wife!

    I love Quarry's "standard reply." Some samples your wife may enjoy are:

    Dior Hypnotic Poison
    Chanel Allure
    Patou Sira des Indes (I want to try this one as well!)
    La Maison de la Vanille line - esp. Vanille Noire du Mexique
    Frédéric Malle L'eau d'hiver
    Lea St. Barth
    L'Artisan Dzing!
    Rochas Tocade
    Ungaro Apparition

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    Default Re: Help me buying a christmas gift for my wife!

    Sweet but not cloying and very classy.


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    Default Re: Help me buying a christmas gift for my wife!

    YSL Opium is a nice sweet and rich oriental.

    If you want something a bit lighter, then Cinema would be a consideration.

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    Quote Originally Posted by docluv45
    then Cinema would be a consideration.
    i agree. glamorous cinema.
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    Whatever it is DON'T LOSE ANY TIME!! (Have you looked at the calendar?)

    If you don't have time to follow Quarry's excellent but -at this point - time-sensitive advice, how about adverts, or computer print-outs of some candidates in a beautifully wrapped glove box. (Do they still make glove boxes?) That Lucky Scents ad for Bahiana from Lightin'Rod is a knockout - you'd want the bottle just for the feathers!!
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    Default Re: Help me buying a christmas gift for my wife!

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady
    Whatever it is DON'T LOSE ANY TIME!! (Have you looked at the calendar?)

    If you don't have time to follow Quarry's excellent but -at this point - time-sensitive advice, how about adverts, or computer print-outs of some candidates in a beautifully wrapped glove box. (Do they still make glove boxes?) That Lucky Scents ad for Bahiana from Lightin'Rod is a knockout - you'd want the bottle just for the feathers!!
    I love that in bold "Don't Lose Any Time"! I remembered that I was really upset last year with a friend. The present which I was supposed to received was 2 months late. Run to the shop ASAP!

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    Default Re: Help me buying a christmas gift for my wife!

    Quote Originally Posted by Taolady
    Whatever it is DON'T LOSE ANY TIME!! (Have you looked at the calendar?)

    If you don't have time to follow Quarry's excellent but -at this point - time-sensitive advice, how about adverts, or computer print-outs of some candidates in a beautifully wrapped glove box. (Do they still make glove boxes?) That Lucky Scents ad for Bahiana from Lightin'Rod is a knockout - you'd want the bottle just for the feathers!!



    That's the way it arrives; with feathers in appropriate Christmas colors!


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    Default Re: Help me buying a christmas gift for my wife!

    Wow! Thanks, folks! But I forgot to tell you I won't buy a niche fragrance in any possible way!!
    Bahiana has a beautiful bottle and so, but considering I'm from Bahia I'm quite sure I'll be disappointed with the perfumer's vision of would be a "Bahiana"...
    I'm gonna try Boucheron Trouble, seems to be a nice scent!

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    Lots of men like the scent of Flowerbomb on a woman. Boucheron Trouble is cheaper, though.

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    I love Quarry's idea of a sample bouquet!
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    Default Re: Help me buying a christmas gift for my wife!

    Out of smoke, I think the man has bought his gift already -- five years or so ago back in 2006.

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