That's easy. Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger. Outstanding fragrance, easily TH's best fragrance. So good, I even own a bottle.
Hello,this is my first post on Basenotes. My little sister's birthday is coming up and I wanted to get her a new fragrance. she uses the average teen crap like Hollister and things of the sort. I want to convince her that there are better things out there. Unfortunately I have no idea what a 14 year old girl might enjoy. Thanks
That's easy. Tommy Girl by Tommy Hilfiger. Outstanding fragrance, easily TH's best fragrance. So good, I even own a bottle.
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-- Jack Kerouac
That may be a viable option. I even like that one myself
Had she been even one day younger than 14 I could not have helped suggesting none.
But let's say from 14 on a girl is slowly starting to step into "young lady territory".
(In my book it is more like 16...but it's hard to fight the spirit of the times).
That being said, how about Coco Mademoiselle?. That smells very young yet refined to me. I know it is worn by many women much older than 14 but to me that is such a young smell without erring on the side of cheapie that it may be worth looking at...
I can tell you which ones my 13 year old son likes, but you may not want to know about those!
My daughter is only six weeks old, so I don't have to worry about fragrances for her yet, but if she were older these are the scents I'd recommend: Helllo Kitty Momoberry, Nina (new) by Nina Ricci, Philosophy Baby Grace, Fragonard Juste un Baiser, Moea perfume, Coquette Tropique, Voluspa Pink Fatale, Voluspa Vanity, Voluspa Corsica, and Melissa Flagg Clementine. Philosophy Falling In Love is a favorite of both my sons (ages 13 and 8) but my husband likes it too. It's a perfect "all ages" feminine fragrance that's sweet, comforting, and softly pretty.
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My GF, who is 15, like me, uses Coco Mademoiselle, Delices de Cartier, Diesel Fuel for Life, Dior Addict (1 or 2, can't remember), Nina for Her and Emporio Armani Diamonds, that should give you enough choices !
Thank you for your replies, you've all been quite helpful.
Hope I'm not too late to join the party of suggestions!
I'm in the exact same boat as you; my little sister will be 14 in April. I've bought her L de Lolita Lempicka because she really really loves that one (always tries to steal it off my shelf and put some on). I know she also likes Pink Sugar, Miss Dior Cherie and Davidoff Echo Woman. All very youthful, sweet fragrances.
nah never too late
I promise you that you don't need to go buy expensive niche perfumes now, please don't... No one will know but you, and I would bet the boys and girls at school won't appreciate it if you do.
I'm a teenager as well, and here's a young guy's opinion on what I like to smell on a girl:
Go light, citrus, fruity, floral. Get 2 of the following and you should be fine.
-Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue
-Marc Jacobs Daisy
-Moschino I Love Love
-Ralph Lauren Blue
-Ralph Lauren Romance
-Victoria's Secret Very Sexy for Her
-Britney Spears Curious
-Britney Spears Fantasy, NOT for school, for extracurriculars
Oh, and I second Tovah's suggestion of Philosophy Falling In Love
For more sophisticated, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle or Ralph Lauren Romance, but honestly, at 14 I don't think she should stray from "crap like Hollister." I think that comes with age, I used to be like that but I learned the ways through maturity, let her reach that on her own. She probably just wants to fit in with the popular kids at school, and as adults we think that's ridiculous, but it's so important for kids her age. But hey, if she wants to rebel against conformity, get Paco Rabanne Black XS for women.
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My 14 year old daughter wears Princess and it really smells fabulous on her. She also wears Burberry Brit regularly. My 16 year old wearS Angel and Champs Elysees.
I'll second the Pink Sugar & Light Blue D&G. Also, Incanto Charms, Versace EDP, and Lolita Lempicka
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This really gives me alot to think about. As one of you kindly reminded me, I really shouldn't want her too grow up too fast ( if you know what I mean) *wink* *wink* and so I have decided on 2 scents that you have suggested. 1 young frag and 1 "mature" frag (coco mademoiselle and princess respectively) I really do think that she will love them. thanks for the advice. I am off to bed, goodnight.
My suggestions would be:
Estee Lauder Beautiful - because I loved it at that age, and
Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely - I tried this the other day and my thought was that it would be perfect for a young girl -- it doesn't smell like "artifice", it smells light and natural (to me) and wholesome.
Honestly, get her Paris Hilton by Paris Hilton. You can get the 3.4 oz very cheap on the internet or they sell great gift sets everywhere.
Better yet, just any Paris Hilton fragrance in general. They are all very nice and perfect for a girl that age (My personal favorite is her newest one Can Can)
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I actually smelled Hillary Duff (With love?) and it wasn't half bad.. I've actually received a lot of scent searching help in a thread recently so I'll offer up what I can!
If money is not an issue, spring for a bottle of Creed's Millesime Imperial... I have yet to meet a girl who didn't absolutely love the smell of this... (not to say they arent out there)
for something different, I suggest Prada for women... strong patchouli note... I adore it, though I have no idea what your sister's prefs are.
Hmmm.. haven't been much help, have I?
Current Top 5: Timbuktu, Gris Clair, J. Cassanova, Zino, Rose Poivree
My sister ,who's 15 wears Be delicious+BD Red,BS Curious,The Escada series,Laura and also enjoys Pure Poison.
Besides extra fruity stuff, my 14 year old daughter likes Escada Into the Blue.
for a fourteen year old girl, i don't think you could go past marc jacobs daisy. great scent, not too overpowering, fantastic bottle... give it a try
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
My 13 year old daughter's favorites-
Ralph - Ralph Lauren
Happy - Clinique
Paris Hilton - Paris Hilton (similar to Ralph but longer lasting)
Love Spell - Victoria's Secret
And her current absolute favorite that she wears the most:
Love's Baby Soft - usually layered over Johnson's Baby Lotion (I swear I didn't teach her about layering)
She's smelled and tried on all of the perfumes that I have as well as going with me on sniffing expeditions. Heavier, more "mature" fragrances aren't appealing to her(or her friends) at all.
I'm 17 and really into sweet stuff - I'd recommend Tommy Girl, Pink Sugar, Lolita Lempicka, Burberry Brit, With Love by Hilary Duff, Cacharel Promesse, YSL Baby Doll Paris, Paris Hilton and Fantasy - although most of these have already been mentioned before.
Just one thing about Fantasy is it's extremely popular - does she like wearing stuff everyone else wears or want to be a bit different? If she wants to be a bit different opt for Pink Sugar I stopped wearing Fantasy awhile ago just coz everyone else was wearing it - especially a lot of customers at work (Italian restaurant).
Good luck choosing something!
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I changed my mind about the Coco Mademoiselle because I found out that my grandma owns that one. I am afraid that my sister will notice and be hesitant to wear it. Who knew grandma had such good taste!
i agree with the folks who said light blue by d&g. its very nice. i also agree with moschino cheap and chic line. dream angels heavenly is also a nice one.
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Aqualina's Pink Sugar or Chocolovers
Lolita Lempicka - L
Cacharel Anaïs Anaïs is a classic young girl fragrance. I wore it from thirteen to eighteen.
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When I was fifteen my dad brought me back a bottle of Miss Dior when he went on a business trip
to Montreal. It was probably lost on my boyfriend at the time, but it started me on a great path! He liked Narcisse Noire on my mom, too. Quite a far cry from the fruity stuff (Love Spell, Pure Seduction, from Victoria's Secret) my daughter likes. Girls' clothing is far more, ahem, provocative today, so perhaps their scents should be more juvenile.
It seems as though D&G light blue is a popular suggestion but alas, I have only smelled the mens version.I should go smell it IMMEDIATELY. this is a good excuse to go to the perfume store!
My 14 year old daughter wears Gucci Envy ( having tried a tester) and also DKNY Be Delicious.
However I don't think you can beat getting a selection of samples and letting her choose, with the promise of a full bottle for birthdays, Christmas etc. It is surprising what a 14 year old girl will like...
I like that idea fancynance maybe I should buy a buttload of sample and let her choose. that way I cannot possibly buy something she doesn't like.
My 14 year old niece requested the original Paris Hilton for last Christmas, which I got for her. She also got Cashmere Mist, which she says is her other signature scent.
My older niece, 19, likes Versace Bright Crystal, which I think would work for a 14yr old as well.
Summer Hill by Crabtree & Evelyn would be perfect for a 14 year old. It also has matching bath and body products, like shower gels and lotions, and comes in pretty hatbox gift sets.
Sung by Alfred Sung or Pure Poison by Dior or the lovely Wish by Anna Sui... or Promesse
Valentino V is nice for someone young. Or Rock'n'Rose.
And he whose soul is flat -- the sky
Will cave in on him by and by.
—from "Renascence" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
My first two fragrances were the reformulation of L'Interdit (a gift for my senior prom) and one of the Aqua Allegorias) Foliflora. Some of the Aqua Allegorias would be great for a young girl- not too complicated, pretty. I really enjoyed Foliflora- a very pleasant, youthful, green floral. They're also pretty reasonably priced and there are a lot to choose from.
Hiris by Hermes.
Eau d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal
I second quite a few other recommendations:
Versace Baby Rose Jeans
Miss Dior Cherie
Philosophy Falling in Love, Amazing Grace or Baby Grace
The Body Shop White Musk (I wore this at 14!)
Anna Sui Dolly Girl or Dolly Girl Bonjour L'Amour
DKNY Be Delicious
Crabtree and Evelyn Summer Hill
L'Occitane Green Tea with Jasmine
I think the key words are sweet, clean and uncomplicated. I'd stay away from Britney and Paris, not because the fragrances are bad, but because they're everywhere and they're often worn by, ummmm, girls who aren't as classy as your sister surely is.
CH by Carolina Herrera and KenzoAmour are nice options as well.
Coco Mademoiselle uses a hazardous chemical called benzophenone-3 as a sunscreen. Some people (like me) are highly allergic to it and it has been *banned* in sunscreens for children, because it gets into the bloodstream and children cannot eliminate it from their systems as fast as adults can. People who have babies and small children should avoid it, too! The lotion does not contain this sunscreen, so it is a better alternative.
Edit: These chemical sunscreens added to beauty products have also been found to have estrogenic properties that can lead to abnormal development in young people and breast cancer in adults. fyi
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I wouldn't suggest Coco Mademoiselle nor Pure Poison: they have too much sillage!
I would opt for a lighter scent, as Light Blue or l'Eau Par Kenzo.
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I'm way late, but I think the best scent for a young girl is Annick Goutal's Petite Cherie. Fresh cut pears, grass, and flowers. It is such a sweet sixteen kind of scent.
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