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    Default Advice for Poison lover?

    Hi everyone, a friend of mine has asked for some advice for a new scent, but her tastes are so different from mine, I don't know what to reccomend. I thought you all would certainly have some good advice. I know she loves Poison and Hermes Caleche. And she doesn't want to spend to much, probably under $100. Can anybody make any suggestions?

    Oh, and she says she doesn't like the newest Hypnotic Poison.

    Thanks everyone!
    Last edited by SnowRose; 25th June 2008 at 04:55 PM.

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    Default Re: Advice for Poison lover?

    My first thought when I saw Poison was Alien...well, both have purple bottles...but both are really big, potentially obnoxious florals (forgive me for saying that, I actually love both). But I don't get the connection between those and Hermes Caleche. They're nothing alike. So maybe Alien Luminescent that's out now in the citrine bottle?

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    Default Re: Advice for Poison lover?

    Tell her to try Black Orchid by Tom Ford. When I first smelled it, I thought it smelled like a modern interpretation of Poison.
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    I used to wear Poison many years ago but I have only tested Caleche, think it was clean smelling, almost soapy. Anyway they are two very different scents so here are my suggestions: Versace Crystal Noir, Lolita Lempicka, Gucci Rush, D&G Sicily, Guerlain Vol De Nuit and Hermes 24 Faubourg. Hope you find them useful!

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    My first thought was 24 Faubourg. She may enjoy Coco or Narciso Rodriguez as well. I'd basically stick with the theme of a classic with personality. Maybe even Eternity (ducking).

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    Yes, it's worth noting the Poisons are all very different. I love original and Hypnotic Poison but dislike Tendre Poison, Pure Poison (though Pure Poison Elixir is quite nice) and Midnight Poison.
    Black Orchid is possible though on me I get very little more than strong patchouli.
    She might like Ava Luxe Tuberose Diabolique. I guess she is looking for something distinct from Poison rather than along the same lines. Alien is a good suggestion - it's a much cooler scent than Poison - more appropriate for day, or summer.

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    if she liked the fruity spicyness of Poison with its tuberose on a strong honeyed amber base, I think she might like maybe the new Gucci if she doesn't want to go too expensive. Also Mike's call on Black Orchid sounds good.

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    Default Re: Advice for Poison lover?

    Try Jil Sander no 4

    White and Red. White - smell of mosses, velvety petals of butterfly-orchids, murmurs of streams, rustles of weird consonants. Red - polish people, envy, jealousy, god-avenger, red paint on my door.

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    Default Re: Advice for Poison lover?

    I can't comment on Poison as I haven't tried it, however I love Caleche. A scent that I sometimes reach for as an alternative to Caleche, is Gres Cabochard. Also, Caleche Eau Delicate.

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    Default Re: Advice for Poison lover?

    Quote Originally Posted by melancholic-botanist View Post
    Try Jil Sander no 4
    I love #4. I also love Poison. They have the same vibe.

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    Default Re: Advice for Poison lover?

    POISON! I own it, wear it, love it!!! If your friend likes her frags big & bold, maybe she'd like Amarige by Givenchy or Gucci's Rush (the original)...and I do second the suggestions of Lolita Lempicka and Eternity as well! Possibly Dolce Vita by Dior too!

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    Default Re: Advice for Poison lover?

    I wore Poison after quite a while since last time yesterday, and I started to notice slight differences in the scent that I haven't smelled before On me Poison smells a littlebit smoky in the topnotes and also with a slight sourness. The smoky accord reminded me of Bulgari black,but after a while I started to think that Alien(already mentioned I see) and possibly Crystal Noir and Coco would also work for someone looking for a scent with a similar vibe. Hope you find one and good luck!
    Currently wearing: Samsara by Guerlain

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