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    Today I had a bath after doing some DIY with my husband-screwing a bed back together, sweaty work...We wern't going anywhere or doing anything special this evening.

    I wanted to wear some perfume just for "comfort".

    By that I mean in the way you sometimes want to wear a dressing gown and slob around, or eat comfort food, or just lie in bed reading trashy novels to ease the brain after a hard day's work..

    For me it had to be Amber Narguile by Hermes.

    What is your comfort fragrance? Is there just one, or does it vary?

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    I have a few comfort scents - but the one that comes to mind instantly is Terracotta Voile d'ete. It is my idea of a warm,cozy, skin-scent, something that never fails to make me want to snuggle, or just sniff myself in glee. I'm new to Hermes - but think that several of them will also have the same place in my wardrobe - especially Un Jardin En Mediterranee.
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    I adore Shalimar. Whenever I need something cozy; when I am not feeling well, or just want to relax, I always choose Shalimar.

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    L'Heure Bleue

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    I find MPG Ambre Precieux and Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum comforting at times.

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    Shalimar, Bal a Versailles, Miel de Bois, Imperial Opoponax (thanks, Kyra!), Pi -- really anything very powdery and/or vanilla-laden. I also love Je Reviens (esp. in its bath oil form).

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    I reach for Etro Ambra when I need to feel like I'm wearing a hug.
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    Escada Collection
    Sweet Oriental Dreams
    Or des Indes
    Luctor et Emergo
    KM Loukhoum
    Chanel No 5 Sensuel Elixir
    Givenchy Pi
    Habit Rouge
    Sacre Bleu

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    Sables, seems to comfort me, and or put's me in a tranquil mood when things get insane around me!

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    Jaipur Homme
    L'Heure Bleue
    Helmut Lang
    Caron Pour un Homme
    Yves Saint Laurent Cinema

    I find these soothing and undemanding, easy to wear.
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    My comfort scents are L'Artisan Parfumeur Bois Farine and Ava Luxe Milk. Foody = comfy.
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    I have gotten to the point where I just have to have something scented on or I feel naked. If I ain't doing nothin or goin anywhere, then I will usually reach for my VS scents ie., Love Spell. Alot of times I will just put on the perfumed lotion just so I could have on a little bit of a scent. That's why I love to buy the lotion to go with my perfume.
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    Un Bois Vanille
    Anne Pliska
    Bois de Violette
    Madame X
    Jalaine Patchouli
    Aimez Moi
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    L de Lolita Lempicka:
    to sweet and foody for me to wear it often but a perfect comfort scent for cold and dark winter days.

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    YSL Cocoon.
    Rahat Loukoum
    Sienne l'Hiver
    Encens et Lavande

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    I think my comfort scent is L.

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    I think all my scents are comfort scents to some degree, but some are more obviously comforting than others. Today I'm wearing the Numero Uno of all comfort scents, Musc Ravageur.
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    Ambers and vanillas.
    Especially L'Artisan Parfumeur Ambre Extreme. But any good amber will do, like Etro Ambra, Montale Blue Amber, Madini Ambre, even the spicier Serge Lutens Amber Sultan. I even have a Kuumba Made Amber Paste (it's thick and gloppy) that is
    Also the Play-Doh scent of People of the Labryrinth Luctor et Emergo.
    Anyone got any good vanilla base suggestions? PM me.
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    Iles d' Or by Molinard, a sweet, tropical, flowery thing. I own very few comfort scents.

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    Newest ones:
    Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    Burberry Brit

    Old favorites:
    Bal a Varsailles
    Oscar parfum
    Youth Dew Amber Nude
    L'Heure Bleue
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    I think this question relates very strongly to the climate in which you live! I live in a hot, humid, tropical environment where it very occasionally gets "cool", but never cold - therefore my idea of a "comfort scent" is clean, fresh and relaxed; something that I can put on after a shower and erase the sweaty hot memory of the outdoors!! To me this is Carolina Herrera 212. It smells "white" to me, and is uncomplicated but unfailingly beautiful. Ideally I want a comfort scent to make me feel like I am wearing flowing white linen pants and living by the beach - relaxed yet impeccably clean.

    I am sure that if I lived in Northern Europe the question would take on another meaning altogether!

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    Snake Oil for sure. It's a deep dark vanilla.
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    I find that Allure is a nice comfort scent. It's sweet, but it's not too sweet and I love wearing it when I'm relaxing.

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    It has to be Montale Aoud Queen Rose, Aoud Damascus, & Guerlain Vol de Nuit
    I love to enjoy their deep, meditative aromas
    Current favorites:

    Jicky, Mitsouko, Shiseido Susuro,Or et Noir

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    Oddly, I think my main comfort scent is one that I've previously confessed to feeling confused about - Ambre Sultan. I wore it yesterday, and two of my colleagues were made redundant. As the drama unfolded, and they made their tearful way home, I caught myself several times raising the neck of my cashmere polo sweater, to sniff at the residue of AS that I had sprayed on that morning. I caught myself doing it several times in the evening, as I spoke of what had happened. It seemed to give me immense comfort, just taking a little sniff of this perfume, the one that has eluded me many times, yet seems to be growing in my affection, especially in this cold, gloomy weather. I have wondered if the incensy-ness of it reminds me of church when I was a child, and being indoctrinated into the Catholic faith (of which I am no longer a part, by choice), and that sometimes we just yearn to be a child again, when being a grown-up is all too hard.

    Maybe I'm over-analysing, but AS kept me going yesterday, I do know that.
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    Pretty much anything that is not too complex for me I guess. Vanilla seems to be the one I find the most grounding.

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    Flowerbomb and Ambre Extreme.
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    I also gravitate toward vanilla for comfort -- White Aoud and L are my current favorites. In the summer I was reaching more for Bois d'Iris, which I find very relaxing without being too heavy or warm. Others are L'Occitane's Eau de la Recolte Bleu, a lovely soft lavender, and occasionally Tam Dao for its meditative quality.

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    Kenzo Amour - its light, warm and milky. I'd actually wear this any time, but its particularly unoffiensive and calming to me.

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    L'Heure Bleue
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    Muscs Koublaï Khän
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    Fou d'Absinthe
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    New Haarlem
    L de Lolita Lempicka

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