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    Default advice! powdery/sweet scents...

    my girlfriend wears three scents almost exclusively and i'd like to expand her wardrobe, perhaps in a niche direction. she's the kind of person who'd really enjoy wearing something she new was a little exclusive...

    her favorite is jpg classique. she also regularly wears chopard wish and, less regularly, black xs. the first two strike me as sweet with a little powder to them (more so in classique) and i'm wondering if there's anything similar amongst female niche scents.



    thanks in advance!
    current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
    latest swag: cdg man2, lolita lempicka au masculin
    next buys: keiko mecheri oliban, michael by michael kors

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    Default Re: advice! powdery/sweet scents...

    How about F Malle L'Eau d'Hiver?

    It is quite soft but does have a honey/heliotrope sweetness going on.

    To be honest when I think powdery I think Donna Karan Cashmere Mist.

    Caron Parfum Sacre is also really powdery with spice and roses.
    Either of these I would really call niche though.
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    Default Re: advice! powdery/sweet scents...

    Anais Anais is a very powdery floral. I used to love it, but don't wear it any more. However, I had a sniff for old time's sake recently, and it's still rather special. It's much lighter than Classique (which I don't find powdery at all, incidentally)...a beautiful fragrance for spring and summer. Not a niche fragrance though. Songes by Annick Goutal is a soapy floral, with a slight powderiness to it when it has fully dried down. For niche, AND powder (but not in a bad way), Francois Rance's Josephine (it has a lot of violet though, and not many people like that).
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    Default Re: advice! powdery/sweet scents...

    Douce Amere or Datura Noir by Serge Lutens come to mind. Both are sweet and soft but very interesting. Or perhaps even Louve, which I don't know that well but is a soft cherry-almond scent. I think L'Artisan would have a lot of possibilities--Mimosa Pour Moi, or La Chasse, for instance.

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    Default Re: advice! powdery/sweet scents...

    Chanel No. 22 is quite sweet and powdery, it's one of their boutique exclusives.

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    Default Re: advice! powdery/sweet scents...

    thanks for the help
    current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
    latest swag: cdg man2, lolita lempicka au masculin
    next buys: keiko mecheri oliban, michael by michael kors

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    Default Re: advice! powdery/sweet scents...

    Before going down the Niche avenue, there are some rather fine powdery/sweet scents on the open market that you oght to have your g/f sample.

    Dior's Dune, and Rochas Absolut both come to mind.

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    Default Re: advice! powdery/sweet scents...

    dimitri! your suggestions are always appreciated thank you!
    current favourites: guerlain vetiver, trumper eucris, adp colonia
    latest swag: cdg man2, lolita lempicka au masculin
    next buys: keiko mecheri oliban, michael by michael kors

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    Default Re: advice! powdery/sweet scents...

    Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum is sweet and powdery too.

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    Rochas Tocade comes to mind...so lovely!

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    I second the Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum.

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    Default Re: advice! powdery/sweet scents...

    Penhaligon's Artemisia.

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    2nd KM Loukhoum and Penhaligon's Artemisia and raise you two - Provence Sante Sweet Almond and Parfums de Nicolai Just en Reve.

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    Default Re: advice! powdery/sweet scents...

    Designer / Affordable = I second the Anais Anais recommendation

    Niche / Luxury = Louve by Serge Lutens
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    Default Re: advice! powdery/sweet scents...

    Third Loukhoum and Artemisia. They immediately came to my mind and then I read the thread and laughed because we're starting to think alike around here.

    For vintage sweet-powdery, there's the classic Chantilly. It's truly lovely and the price cannot be beat.

    If you want to go broke, Frederic Malle's L'Eau d'Hiver is sweet and powdery, along the lines of Artemisia. Also Lady Primrose Tryst. FM Lipstick Rose may be something she likes, along the lines of Classique.

    Perfect Veil and Sage Pearl are my two favorite "sweet powdery" scents, but they're musk based, and I'm not sure if that's what you're looking for.

    i profumi di forenza Talco Delicato is a sort of cult-classic in the sweet powdery category. It's fabulous.

    Sonoma Scent Studio Opal is very similar to the last three I listed, but it's way more affordable.
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