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    Default Help me pick something for my mother-in-law.

    She has a birthday fairly soon and she loves perfumes almost as much as I do. Her favorites are Givenchy Organza, Chanel N19, Yves Saint Laurent Opium, and Jean Paul Gaultier Classique Eau de Parfum (woman in a corset). I was thinking of getting her L'Artisan Parfumeur L'Eau D'Ambre, but then someone said that one reminded them of a creepy grandmother. So now I'm confused. I live in NYC so I have access to most niche fragrances. Any help would be much appreciated.

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    Default Re: Help me pick something for my mother-in-law.

    Try searching out Baghari by Robert Piguet. It's a classic that has been recently reissued with some reformulation and it's my latest love! It's a very nice warm floral oriental but with some definite freshness in the top notes that linger for hours. So depending on whether I'm moving or sitting still, I smell different facets of the perfume, all of which smell fabulous! Also, it's not a terribly "young" fragrance, but it doesn't smell old-fashioned either. Definitely worth a sniff!

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    Default Re: Help me pick something for my mother-in-law.

    Hello there, so very sweet of you to be so considerate of your mother-in-law and of what she likes and dislikes in fragrances . I think that perhaps IVOIRE DE BALMAIN might work or even something like Coco Chanel (since she enjoys Chanel's already).
    Other's she might enjoy:
    Sublime by Jean Patou
    Youth Dew by Estée Lauder
    Amazone by Hermèss
    Eau de Camille by Annick Goutal
    Metal Jeans Versace

    Best of luck .
    "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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    Default Re: Help me pick something for my mother-in-law.

    Welcome Fico!!

    Get down to Aedes de Venusta on Christopher Street and let those smart boys help you out! You can check out the lines they carry first and go armed with questions.

    You can get samples and let MIL pick out her own. Or make her a gift certificate that includes a girls' lunch (with you, of course) and her pick at AdeV .

    (You DO know most of those frags are tres chere? Bless your loving heart!!)

    Let us know how it goes!! :bounce:
    Last edited by TaoLady; 7th March 2007 at 06:09 PM.
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    Default Re: Help me pick something for my mother-in-law.

    Hi flco, just a few suggestions for you:
    Passion - Annick Goutal.
    Diorella - Christian Dior.
    Youth Dew Amber Nude - Estee Lauder.
    Ambre Precieux - Maitre Perfumier et Gantier.
    Happy searching!

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