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    Default spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    Please give me your suggestions.

    I'm looking for a fresh floral, but not the shampoo/synthetic loud stuff that is so common, and I need it to be the slightest bit soft and "warm". I think the older florals (50's to 70's) fit the bill best, but as we know those are long gone.

    I'm considering Odalesque (sp?) and Plus Que Jamais. Odalesque is just a tad melancholy, but is also beautiful and memorable. PQJ is just a little too subdued and warm in the EDT formulation drydown (haven't tried the perfume), but both of these are quite close and I may end up with them, I don't know. I'm looking for a scent just ever so slightly "fresher" than these two.

    I want something joyful, happy, confidently feminine, but not desparate - which is what I mean by just a touch warm - no heavy musk or amber or patchoulli, but just the smallest amount for warmth is okay.

    Probably the old L'Interdit or Le De (2 that I suggest in Beebee's post) are close approximations. However, they are not what they used to be, so, I'm looking for something more readily available.

    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    These come to mind:

    Lalique (by Lalique)
    1000 mille (Patou)
    First (Van Cleef&A)
    K de Krizia
    Fleur de Rocaille (Caron) not to be confused with Fleurs de Rocaille..
    Must de Cartier II (Cartier)
    Fidji (Laroche)
    24 Faubourg Eau Délicate (Hermes) or even the EDT

    cheers!

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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    Excellent suggestions above.

    It might be worth trying Montale Crystal Flowers as well. It's different but seems to fit your requirements.
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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    Fidji, Fleur de Rocaille, Faubourg Delicate and Montale Crystal Flowers. I'll begin with these. Thank you!

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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    maybe try these:
    Miss Me by Stella Cadente
    L'Ete en Douce by L’Artisan Parfumeur
    Fleurs de Citronnier by Serge Lutens
    Aqaba Spring by Aqaba

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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    LLP Casaque is really nice. Very heady and lush floral.

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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    Quarry turned me on to Molinard by Molinard. I think it might count as a fresh floral (any comments on this, ladies?) and it doesn't have those hairspray notes. I think it's lovely.
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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    Molinard de Molinard to me is a fresh fruity floral with some green aspects. Quite unique in that it's definitely green, yet you sense the fruitiness inside, not uber-sweet as usual, restrained. It's indeed a lovely fragrance. I'd not classify it as warm though, hmmm, it's in between warm and cool.

    Warm and fresh to me in florals is usually something that has lots of orange blossom notes, like 24 Faubourg in the EDT.
    Other recs would include lilies and honeysuckle, such as Grand Amour by Annick Goutal (honeysuckle, lily and narcissus on a wamr base) or lots of ylang ylang and jasmine, such as Songes by the same brand. That's a little more projecting, so go light on the spraying. But it's not a heavy ambery floral, the Goutal brand doesn't do those.
    Un Lys by Lutens is a sweet lily with some vanilla, warming it up, yet it smells fresh, not cloying. Warm floral with heliotrope and mimosa/cassie notes include the delicate Apres L'ondee (I always cringe when I read about it as being cold!) and L'eau d'Hiver; the latter has a much needed freshness, but with a round, fluffy, warm ambience. I can't think of anyone thinking those are "desperate" seduction florals.

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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    I'm thinking Moschino

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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    Thanks for the suggestions! Some will be tough to track down, but I will do my best. Which Moschino? Is there just one? Many of the suggestions I've heard about (Miss Me, Aqaba Spring), but dismissed. Need to go back and try them out. I've had a sample of Molinard de Molinard for years, but have never tried it. Casaque has a lot of fans, but I don't believe I've ever sniffed it.

    Today I am wearing Fleur de Rocailles EDT (1993, not 1933) - lovely!
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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    Divine's L'Infante is also a warm and wonderful floral. Do try it!

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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    How about these two...

    Henry Dunay SABI -- A very pretty green, complex floral.
    Etro DIANTHUS -- A carnation-based floral. The carnation is a "warm" flower, in my opinion.

    PM me, Seattlelight, if you'd like a sample of either or both.
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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    Thank you, all. I'll stop by the Annick Goutal counter (I've avoided it all these years) and check the suggestions. Sabi tends a little sweet on me, but I have an older sample and that could be off. I had considered the Bellogia, as far as carnation goes.

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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    Quote Originally Posted by seattlelight View Post
    Thank you, all. I'll stop by the Annick Goutal counter (I've avoided it all these years) and check the suggestions. Sabi tends a little sweet on me, but I have an older sample and that could be off. I had considered the Bellogia, as far as carnation goes.
    BELLODGIA is a beauty! For me, it was a little heavy, so I prefer the DIANTHUS.

    Do let us know what you discover! This is a category of fragrance that I'd like to learn more about, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Therese View Post
    Divine's L'Infante is also a warm and wonderful floral. Do try it!
    Ah, yes, this one caught my attention in The Guide write up. Thanks for reminding me.

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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    L'Infante is quite lovely - great rec.
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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    Warm and floral?

    If there was ever a job for Givenchy's Le De, this is it. Givenchy re-introduced Le De a couple of years ago in the "Classiques" series. It's a reformulation, but it's not horrible.

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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    Quote Originally Posted by seattlelight View Post
    Thank you, all. I'll stop by the Annick Goutal counter (I've avoided it all these years) and check the suggestions. Sabi tends a little sweet on me, but I have an older sample and that could be off. I had considered the Bellogia, as far as carnation goes.
    When you're at the Annick Goutal counter, try Le Chevrefeuille, it is a fresh and soft honeysuckle fragrance, and reminds me a little of tea for some reason.

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    Default Re: spinoff from Beebee's question: fresh floral, but "warm"

    Quote Originally Posted by Jardanel View Post
    Warm and floral?

    If there was ever a job for Givenchy's Le De, this is it. Givenchy re-introduced Le De a couple of years ago in the "Classiques" series. It's a reformulation, but it's not horrible.
    Agree that they're not horrible, but they smell like entirely different fragrances (aka "updated): the Givenchy III left me completely puzzled, as did the Le De. I didn't purchase anything from the re-introductions.


    I will sniff the Le Chevre at Goutal. That scents in that line always seem unfinished to me - top and middle notes thrown together, poorly blended, and that's about it. I like symphonic florals and fragrances and tend to think of anything simpler as smelling "cheap". But perhaps this one is more rounded; I'll check it out.

    I have a few bottles of the older Le De (EDT). It is beautiful and that's exactly what I'm looking for, but I need the scent to be currently available. The newer Le De is probably worth another sniff.

    Thank you for the responses.

    So far, Fleur de Rocailles has achieved the most compliments and it has a fun, lively, carefree quality that I am enjoying.

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