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    Default Re: What was your first fragrance?

    When I was about 9 or 10 years old I was given a set of Little Lady Toilet Water still available today on Etsy and e-Bay. I think it came with some clear nail polish and remover. It was in a set of some kind. (I wonder if this one should be in the Fragrance Directory??? LOL).



    In high school I moved up to Lanvin My Sin, Revlon Intimate, and Dana Tabu. These must have been gifts or bought with Christmas/Birthday money as I didn't work and didn't have an allowance.

    In college I can't honestly remember wearing anything. Maybe I did -- or not.

    After I got my first real job I bought myself a bottle of Christian Dior Diorissimo in the hounds tooth black and white bottle. I also went on a business trip to Phoenix and one day wondered into Scottsdale where I found Erne, a man who custom blended perfume. He created a perfume for me and I liked it. I called it Besmi. Twenty years later I went back. He was still in business and had my card on file. He made more. It still is a very nice perfume. I wish I knew what was in it.

    Here's one for you. One day I wore Diorissimo to work.. This older man I worked with said he didn't like it. It was too old for me. That I should wear something for a young girl. It was 1969 and I was in my early twenties. I guess he expected me to still wear Little Lady. Times have certainly changed for women and for the better.
    Betsy

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    I had Coty's Muguet de Bois as a teen and L'Air du Temps in my early twenties.

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    What a great discussion!! It has taken me back to places I had forgotten. Loves Baby Soft was one of my first. I also remember getting a gift from my brother for Christmas one year which was a blue tinted clear plastic music box that played "Fly me to the Moon" and had a small bottle of Heaven Scent. I also remember having Blue Jeans and various Avon's. It seems my first transition from teen scent to more mainstream was getting a bottle of No. 5. Good times.

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    My first fragrance was a bottle of David Beckham Instinct when I was like 11 which I used to bathe in. Until my senior year of high school I wore adidas moves, lucky no.6 by Liz Claiborne, and various cheap body sprays/mists. My first whiff of Fine Fragrance was Mayotte by guerlain when I made friends with another BNer (who also told me about BN) on a train going home from visiting my mom. She turned me on to things like Shalimar, BaV, and a favorite of mine No Regrets. That fall I used a promotional code on Facebook to receive a sample of Body by Burberry, and so it all began
    "I guess it's like most dreams, people work hard for them, they take time, When you arrive you aren't sure if it's what you expected. Hopefully it's better, but I guess that is why people dream and choose to chase them" ~anonymous.

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    My first perfume must have been a bottle of Climat eau de toilette that my father had brought from Paris, probably for my mother,
    and I don't know how, but it became mine. It was just another toy for me, I was four or five, I don't remember wearing it.
    But I remember very well playing with my mothers' extraits, e.g.Arpège and Bal à Versailles, Intimate by Revlon later, and eventually spiling them. But I had decided then that she didn't appreciated them as much as I did!

    Then somebody brought me a cheap cologne (may be something made for children).
    "Pisces" was its name and I absolutely loved it! I was thinking it was the most dreamy beautiful fragrance in the world!

    My grandmother used to bring me Tosca and 4711 later, together with small dolls.
    I think I loved the colognes even better than the dolls!

    My first "real" perfume was L'Air du Temps, my father gave it to me. It was so much better than the one they make today,
    so delicate and beautiful and classy, but I did not appreciate it then so much. It didn't seem to me suitable for a teenager...


    Currently wearing: Fleur Nocturne by Isabey

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    My first fragrance of my very own was Helena Rubinstein Heaven Sent, a gift from my Aunt. I think that I would have been about ten or eleven when she gave me it for the first time. I loved it and she continued to give me a gift of that fragrance for some years. (She has something to answer for I tell you. This all her fault you know. She is in her eighties now )

    I also remember having Sea Jade, a blueish green fragrance in a flacon in the shape of a sea horse. Now.... I was going to say that it was Avon but actually I think that it may have been Yardley? Then there were Avon perfumes. I think that one was called Fuzzy Peach and also Roses Roses? I haven't looked them up, I am going from memory.

    I can also remember Fern's/Fougere's, Bay Rum, and Sandalwood from childhood. But Heaven Sent was my very own and it made me feel really special. I have a little bottle that I got on ebay. It is a bit spoiled actually, but it is still there.

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    I think the first scents I experimented with were my older sister's. I recall Love's Baby Soft and Norell. I also wore my mom's Coty Wild Musk Oil which was all mom wore since it was all dad could stand.

    As a teen, I got into Poison. At 18,one of Dad's girlfriends took me to a place that selected a perfume that 'fit' me. It was Diva! Oh, and I went to the Body Shop and bought Vanilla Bean oil. I wore that almost exclusively for years and years. I only recently got truly interested in Fragrances.
    I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

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    It was hugo boss hugo woman, I think I bought it around 2003.

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    I was 12, we were selling our house in the big city to move out to safer pastures, my Dad was commuting & was mostly living in another state, my Mom stayed at the house and I stayed with my Aunt & cousin way out in the direction to where we were moving, so that i could begin the school semester there. A new girl is a very popular girl, so I remember everything about that summer. My 1st fragrance must have been cheap bcuz I either bought it with babysitting money, or my mom bought it for me & she wouldn't have bought me anything expensive. It smelled like the forest with wildflowers & it was strong, the scent lasted. it was in a glass bottle with a screw on cap with the long plastic applicator wand that went to the bottom of the small bottle. It had a hippy type label with flowers on it. it might have been called Wildflowers, but not the one from Avon. I never saw that fragrance again in the store, after my bottle, so it must have been a fly by night frag. bcuz I think I would have remembered if it was a popular brand. but I LOVED IT. I'd only put it on my wrists, and I could smell it for hours without trying. I felt so dang SPECIAL, all smelling good and different, and the popular new girl. sweet memories. I've LOVED reading everyone's stories too!

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    First perfume: My grandparents gave me Avon Delicate Daisies in the churche mouse bottle, when I was about 4 or 5 years old (late 70s). I still have the empty bottle. I grew up with the idea that perfume was for special occasions. Not for every day.

    And further, my perfume history:

    In my primary school years, I would make my own cologne with dog roses in summer. I used an empty penguin shaped bottle for it. My mum would add a few drops of gin, so it would not go bad too quick.

    In my early teens (80s) I had a bottle of Miss Sporty Musk. In my later teens, I wore Yves Rocher Orchidee as my signature scent. I also had Yves Rocher Chevrefeuille for summer. Most girls had either Anais Anais or LouLou. I disliked Anais Anais (nowadays like it) and loved LouLou, but never got it, because some popular girls wore it as their signature and I didn't want to come off as a wannabe or copycat.

    In my student years, I kept on wearing Orchidee. In 1995, I stayed in Michigan for a semester (student exchange). My parents sent me 3 testers: Van Cleef extrait, Samsara and Shalimar. At first, I loved Van Cleef, but disliked Shalimar. But after wearing all three several times, fell in love with Shalimar.

    Back in the Netherlands, I bought a bottle of Givenchy Fleur 'd Interdit. It became my number 1 for 2 years. When I graduated from university halfway 1997, my parents surprised me with a bottle of Shalimar.

    When I started working, I decided I wanted to wear perfume during office days as well. I thought Shalimar was not suitable, so I bought Westwood Boudoir for daytime. A few years later, I realized Boudoir didn't behave very well in hot summer weather. Thus started my quest for a summer scent. I discovered Eau des Merveilles. I had joined the perfume board at MakeupAlley, but still thought I didn't need any more than my 3 big loves (Shalimar, Boudoir, EdM) But after 2 years, I wanted more, knowing there were so many perfumes to explore. The rest is history (see wardrobe...)
    Currently wearing: Vol de Nuit by Guerlain

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    As a small reward for a messenger, I got a miniature as a 12-year-old boy:



    The start for my perfume pleasure as a later adult.
    Current 10 Autumn Favorites in no particular order:

    Ermenegildo Zegna - Z Zegna Milan
    Christian Dior - Jules
    Penhaligon's - Lothair
    Pal Zileri - Essenza di Aoud
    Hugh Parsons - Hyde Park
    Floris - Eau de Santal
    Berdoues - Selva do Brazil
    Amouage - Myths Man
    Dunhill - Custom
    Atkinsons - The British Bouquet
    Currently wearing: Duel by Annick Goutal

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    Default Re: What was your first fragrance?

    Quote Originally Posted by Foustie View Post
    My first fragrance of my very own was Helena Rubinstein Heaven Sent, a gift from my Aunt. I think that I would have been about ten or eleven when she gave me it for the first time. I loved it and she continued to give me a gift of that fragrance for some years. (She has something to answer for I tell you. This all her fault you know. She is in her eighties now ) I.
    What a great first perfume. Your Aunt had great taste and so do you.
    Betsy

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    Default Re: What was your first fragrance?

    What a great story. Thanks for sharing.
    Betsy

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    Default Re: What was your first fragrance?

    Original Balafre by Lancome in the 60s while teaching in Paris. Became by wedding scent soon after.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magnolia View Post
    I liked Tigress because of the "furry" bottle cap LOL
    I laughed so hard my neighbors probably heard! I was already grinning, reading all of the frags you mentioned. we must be the same age I was gifted Tigress by my Mom, bcuz Dad gave it to her and she hated it. Like 25 years later I would wear it sparingly to work, and an old lady I worked with always told me I smelled good, like I had "real perfume" on. It was the SAME bottle my Mother had given me as a child! I think I still have it? Most of it spilled a few years ago when I or my cat knocked it over. I now keep a lot of my frags in a linen closet, so that they don't get knocked over!

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    Keeping it brief, My Mother worked as a housemaid at an International hotel and frequently bought home the discarded dregs of the most beautiful perfumes of the sixties. Maid in Manhattan she wasn't, there was a lifetime of cleaner blues, but the perfume was something that was so elevating and aspirational in a way.
    Back then I had no idea of the riches we dabbed ourselves with. The first perfume I bought with my own wages, after leaving school, was Zen. I think the second was Courant by Revlon. My Immortal Beloved was Bal a Versailles in the seventies and now I play around with a great many
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