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    Default What can make a Floral scent deeper /more interesting?

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    Being a newbie to the perfume world i just been discovering what i can wear and i am kinda disappointed.... i really, really like chypres when i smell them on others, but on me they are just bland and musty. :-( I can wear orientals quite well and they have good sillage on me, but the type of perfume that really blooms on my skin are the florals. Now the florals I've tried so far are nice but kind of boring, fresh and green... i want something deeper, more interesting in a perfume, especially one i can wear at night. With this in mind, what ingredients or flowers etc should I look for in a floral perfume?

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    Default Re: What can make a Floral scent deeper /more interesting?

    Try something with mint in it.

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    Default Re: What can make a Floral scent deeper /more interesting?

    You could try layering it with a musk scent.

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    Default Re: What can make a Floral scent deeper /more interesting?

    Quote Originally Posted by holyjes View Post
    You could try layering it with a musk scent.
    Kiehl's Original Musk Oil is great for layering.

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    Default Re: What can make a Floral scent deeper /more interesting?

    Some notes accompanying floral notes you may keep an eye out for are musk, citrus, woods, spices and mosses.

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    Default Re: What can make a Floral scent deeper /more interesting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Artemisia View Post
    Hi
    Now the florals I've tried so far are nice but kind of boring, fresh and green... i want something deeper, more interesting in a perfume, especially one i can wear at night. With this in mind, what ingredients or flowers etc should I look for in a floral perfume?

    Anything by Frederic Malle will blow you away, seriously. Expensive, but three of the best floral perfumes in all existence - Carnal Flower (tuberose and gardenia) Iris Poudre (iris) and Une Rose (rose). Anything buy boring fresh and green! You can go to their website or email them, and they might send you free samples.
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    Default Re: What can make a Floral scent deeper /more interesting?

    If you're layering (applying a floral fragrance and a second fragrance at the same time) try an incense scent and/or a musk.

    If you are looking for a floral fragrance stand alone, look for one with civet and/or castoreum. These animalic elements always make floral smell more alive, deeper and more intensely floral.

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    Default Re: What can make a Floral scent deeper /more interesting?

    Creed 2000 Fleurs is nice, not to sweet, and has the mint under-note that makes it more interesting.

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    Default Re: What can make a Floral scent deeper /more interesting?

    I've been layering with a spray or two of Cuba Black. It's really cheap and it gets the job done.

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    This is a tough one. What chypres have you tried? Which florals?

    You may want to PM Moondeva, she's the queen of layering . . .

    Or check in at the Female Discussion Forum for more suggestions.
    Ideally you should not have to layer at all---what have you tried?

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