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    Default hello..and some help please:)

    Hi, I'm new here..on the boards anyway...(I use the site quite a lot and love it!)

    I wondered if anyone could help me...
    It's my sister's 21st birthday next month and I want to buy her perfume...but something special, that she wouldn't buy for herself...the problem is that she is quite picky...
    I know that she wears Cerruti 1881 pour femme...and also has some Lagerfeld Sun Moon and Stars...
    However she violently dislikes Eau des Merveilles, and Elixir des Merveilles - the perfumes I wear the most - she says I smell like pee, when I wear them (?!)...anyway, obviously there's a vast gulf between my likes and hers, so I'm a bit worried about picking a perfume for her...

    So I was hoping for some suggestions, that you could come up with...

    She's..well, almost 21, obviously, very outgoing and friendly - the kind of person that has HUNDREDS of friends, blonde, - not the type to like anything dark or heavy I think, but smart and vivacious...
    I thought of Lipstick Rose...but am not sure if would be too violetty and floral for her...
    I think something quite creamy...would suit her best...

    Hope you can give me some ideas, thanks in advance!


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    Dec 2003
    Tacoma, WA

    Default Re: hello..and some help please:)

    Dolce & Gabanna Light Blue
    Currently wearing: Coriolan by Guerlain

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    Default Re: hello..and some help please:)

    Thanks..I think Light Blue is the right sort of scent...but I know a lot of people wear it, and I want something a bit less popular for her...something that is easy to wear but has a little something special...

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    Default Re: hello..and some help please:)

    Ok..I've had two ideas...
    1. Delices de Cartier
    2. Narciso Rodriguez for Her

    What does anyone think of these in regards to someone who likes Cerruti 1881?

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    Default Re: hello..and some help please:)

    I Love Love by Moschino, not very popular and similar to Light Blue.

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    I'll cast a vote for NR for Her. Beauteous fragrance. Very pretty.
    Light, musky, rosy. Elicits compliments. My friend's comment was,
    "mmm...that's just so pretty."
    I recommend the edt which is surprisingly warmer than the somewhat sharper more crystalline edp

    another recommendation: Coco Chanel. but that's a spicy one,not sure if that's what youre after

    I've tried Lipstick Rose , and while instantly pretty, the drydown is somewhat plasticy (I know this is not a word, sorry) reminding me of a Barbie Dolls vinyl purse.
    "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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    Glasgow, Scotland
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    Default Re: hello..and some help please:)

    Hello again merle!

    I have answered your thread in the main female forum concerning this.

    Reading your description of your sister here, I am even more convinced that at least a few of the many I have suggested to you would be pleasing to your sister.

    Having read your fuller description below I would like to add a few more recommendations :

    Calvin Klein Eternity
    Dolce & Gabbana Woman (red cap)
    Lorenzo Villoresi Musk
    L'Artisan la Chasse aux Papillon
    Rochas Byzance
    Jasper Conran II Woman
    Serge Lutens Claire du Musc

    Favourite (Winter) Crazy Combos

    Tabu + Orange Blossom * Hermes Rouge + Bellodgia* Voleur du Roses+ Rose Ispahan * Rasa Extreme + Paris * Wood Coffee + Cafe Noir *

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    Default Re: hello..and some help please:)

    Thanks everyone for all your help!
    I had thought of La CHasse aux Papillons actually!...aarrgghh, I guess I'm just worried about spending a fair amount of money ( I'm a poor student - woe is me lol) on something she may not like or use, and I want to give her something she'll really like...
    I'm leaning towards the Eclat d'Arpege by Lanvin...just slightly woried it may be too powdery or musky...
    But I think I'm overcomplicating things lol
    It's so hard to buy something for someone whose tastes are so different from yours...I keep getting swayed by what I like (warm, ambery, salty, myrrhy....argh, completely the wrong direction...)...

    Thanks again!

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