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    Hi I'm new around here *waves*

    I love perfume, so was rather happy when I found this site, have been reading for a while. I love how enthusiastic everyone is about perfume

    I wouldn't mind trying out some new perfumes to go with the ones I have. Am after your recs!!! My favourite perfume is Coco Mademoiselle and I would say it is my signature scent

    Here's some others I have to give you some idea:
    Deep Red
    Flowers by Kenzo
    Givenchy absolutely irressistable
    Vivienne Westwood Libertine
    D&G pour femme - the one with the red cap

    I would say I like fresh, clean, soapy scents the most........or anything at all like coco mademoiselle! Here is a few I've tested out in the shops and liked but haven't got round to buying yet lol

    Bvlgari Green Jade - am going to have to get this- love it!
    Gucci Rush 2- also want to try the original as have heard its a bit like coco mademoiselle
    Prada men's amber one? the soapy smelling one?
    The new NR Essence - loved it but its a bit sharp sort of lemony soapy?
    Infusion d'iris - liked it but think the green jade smells better on me

    What do you reckon I should try next? should I try out something completely different?
    Thanks in advance

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    Welcome to BN. I love your moniker, great RHCP song.
    If you enjoy D&G red cap, there are so many oriental, warm, spicy scent you can explore. You might even want to try the original Coco, it is a great floriental scent, give it a go.
    Good luck and enjoy.
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    Thank you Brielle

    Yep, the username is from the RHCP song Dani California hehe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani California View Post
    Thank you Brielle

    Yep, the username is from the RHCP song Dani California hehe
    Welcome. Watched "Funky Monks" last night for the upteenth time, it is a documentry following the Peppers making Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik in the old Hendrix house in the Hollywood Hills. Simply amazing - that was when Frusciante was at his best - his playing is hyper creative.
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    Welcome, Dani!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheAttorney View Post
    Welcome. Watched "Funky Monks" last night for the upteenth time, it is a documentry following the Peppers making Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magik in the old Hendrix house in the Hollywood Hills. Simply amazing - that was when Frusciante was at his best - his playing is hyper creative.
    I really must get round to watching more RHCP stuff....that sounds great, I haven't seen that one yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennard View Post
    Welcome, Dani!
    Hi *waves*

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    Welcome Dani!

    May I suggest D&G Light Blue? It's fresh and fruity. It's one of my favorite scents on a woman, and on myself.

    Here are some others:

    Bond No.9 Nuits de Noho
    Tom Ford White Patchouli
    Annick Goutal's Petite Cherie

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcjra View Post
    Welcome Dani!

    May I suggest D&G Light Blue? It's fresh and fruity. It's one of my favorite scents on a woman, and on myself.

    Here are some others:

    Bond No.9 Nuits de Noho
    Tom Ford White Patchouli
    Annick Goutal's Petite Cherie
    Hi *waves*

    I have tried D&G light blue, but it doesn't seem to last very long on me which is a shame I shall have a look at the others though

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    Hi Dani, if that is your name.

    Coco Mademoiselle is one of my favorite scents for women. It lingers in my nose long after the wearer passes by. You have a ton of suggestions thus far, so I will hold off on burdening you with more... for now. Might as well go smell everything you can at this point. It's also fun to know what you really don't like because it helps narrow down notes and scent classes you will appreciate.

    Welcome to Basenotes!!

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    [QUOTE=EnvYuS;1482942]Hi Dani, if that is your name.

    Coco Mademoiselle is one of my favorite scents for women. It lingers in my nose long after the wearer passes by. You have a ton of suggestions thus far, so I will hold off on burdening you with more... for now. Might as well go smell everything you can at this point. It's also fun to know what you really don't like because it helps narrow down notes and scent classes you will appreciate.

    Welcome to Basenotes!![/QUOTE)

    Hi!!

    No, Dani isn't my actual name (didn't want to use my real name ) but love the song Dani California, makes for a unique username

    Oooh tell me some more.......then I can have lots to smell and test out. Yes, I cannot get past Coco Mademoiselle, my absolute favourite, it gets lots of compliments as well.

    Hmmm what I really don't like lets see, I don't like overly fruity scents like DKNY be delicious , or overly heavy sweet ones like Angel, actually angel smells nice on me, its just too much and gives me an awful headache. Also don't like overly heavy perfumes like some of the estee lauder ones like beautiful also headache inducing. Also anything too strongly 'vanilla' I really don't like, like D&G the one, or the body shops vanilla not my thing at all, too sickly sweet again.

    Here's a little list of some I really don't like:
    Kate moss -worst I've ever smelled I think lol
    Estee Lauder perfumes - too 'heavy' smelling, headachey
    Overly fruity ones like christina aguilera, some of the lacoste, the new lacoste love of pink is ok if a bit sickly, DKNY be delicious, too fruity and sickly for me.

    That should help a bit I hope
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani California View Post

    No, Dani isn't my actual name (didn't want to use my real name ) but love the song Dani California, makes for a unique username

    I thought I recognized the name (Red Hot Chilli Peppers?). Being UK-ish (that real? Better way to say that?) would seem contradictory.

    I do like those vanilla scents (Hanae Mori and such), but I'll leave those out of your search.

    Lolita Lempicka (Anise seed, very sensual, but still a little vanilla)
    Amor Amor (overlooked sweet floral scent)
    Thierry Mugler - Alien (Yummmm)
    The whole lot of L'Artisan unisex scents (Voleur de Roses, Patchouli Patch, Safran Troublant, Tea for Two, Ambre Extreme....)
    Chanel No. 5 (duh)

    Pressed for time and having a mental block at the moment. I'll think of more for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS View Post
    I thought I recognized the name (Red Hot Chilli Peppers?). Being UK-ish (that real? Better way to say that?) would seem contradictory.

    I do like those vanilla scents (Hanae Mori and such), but I'll leave those out of your search.

    Lolita Lempicka (Anise seed, very sensual, but still a little vanilla)
    Amor Amor (overlooked sweet floral scent)
    Thierry Mugler - Alien (Yummmm)
    The whole lot of L'Artisan unisex scents (Voleur de Roses, Patchouli Patch, Safran Troublant, Tea for Two, Ambre Extreme....)
    Chanel No. 5 (duh)

    Pressed for time and having a mental block at the moment. I'll think of more for you.

    Thank you That list sounds most interesting!! Ahh yes I love Chanel no 5, love that powdery scent of it, just I love my Coco mademoiselle more hehe I actually don't think I would mind a vanilla scent if I could actually find one I liked, all the one's I've tried are too MUCH vanilla where thats all I can smell and it makes me feel a bit nauseous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani California View Post
    Hi I'm new around here *waves*
    ...I would say I like fresh, clean, soapy scents the most........:
    Howdy Dani C, & welcome to BN! We're happy you have joined us! :bounce:
    Since you like those fresh scents, I'll recommend Mugler Cologne. That is a real feel-good scent, it is a smile in a bottle.

    Cheers!
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    Hey. Welcome to Basenotes.

    I recently sent my daughter D&G light blue and some samples of Eau De Patou and Santal Noble.
    She really liked the Santal Noble but LOVED the Patou. Maitre Parfumeur has some extremely good shared fragrances. Give 'em a try.

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    My favorite scents on women are
    Juicy Couture
    Amor Amor
    Baby Doll Paris

    Amor Amor really surprised me as I havent even heard of it before (Im new to the fragrance hobby).

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    hello dani welcome to basenotes. As a fellow uk guy i can suggest going to boots in the next few days and taking advatage of the offer on for joop thrill. it is so gorgeous, a female friend of mine bought it and wow. its hypnotical to me. also, i suggest trying hot couture by givenchy, i love this on a woman and it is very sweet. good luck with this great fragrance search.

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    Thanks some great suggestions there for fragrances I wouldn't even think of. Is the mugler cologne the mens or womens?

    For my friends birthday yesterday I got her Miss Sixty Elixir, as she loves any vanilla type scents, basically the opposite of me Another friend got her Mariah Carey M which was way too strong on me and vanilla overdose......or was it the tiare flowers? I'm sure she's going to love that one as well.
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    Helo Dani!
    Welcome to Basenotes.
    Since you like Coco M., a good alternatve for summer is Chance. Have you tried it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by arwen_elf View Post
    Helo Dani!
    Welcome to Basenotes.
    Since you like Coco M., a good alternatve for summer is Chance. Have you tried it?
    Hi !

    Thanks

    Yeah I've tried both Chance and chance eau fraiche, and allure, all of which gave me a bit of a headache, allure in particular. Maybe I should go and try chance again?

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    Hi Dani!

    I like Chance a lot; my only thing is that it doesn't last very long (symptomatic of citrus scents, as I've come to understand.) Do try it again! It doesn't really bear any resemblance to its siblings, but I think that's part of its charm. It's the renegade Chanel. I imagine I'll finish off my bottle this summer.

    Have a great time here!

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    Welcome, welcome.

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    Thanks for all the lovely welcomes as well

    I tried Gucci Rush II the other day and really quite liked it. I fancy trying the original Gucci Rush? Do we think I'll like it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani California View Post
    Thanks some great suggestions there for fragrances I wouldn't even think of. Is the mugler cologne the mens or womens?
    Hi there Dani, the Mugler Cologne is a unisex scent, it is in a clear bottle with light green juice. Mugler makes a lot of other scents as you probably know, but that is the only one that I can endorse so far.
    You might also check out the Hermes Jardin series (Mediterranee, sur le Nil, apres le Mousson) since those are all interesting green scents. I especially like Un Jardin sur le Nil (a garden on the Nile) which has interesting papyrus-like notes! How exotic!
    Cheers,
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    Quote Originally Posted by odysseusm View Post
    Hi there Dani, the Mugler Cologne is a unisex scent, it is in a clear bottle with light green juice. Mugler makes a lot of other scents as you probably know, but that is the only one that I can endorse so far.
    You might also check out the Hermes Jardin series (Mediterranee, sur le Nil, apres le Mousson) since those are all interesting green scents. I especially like Un Jardin sur le Nil (a garden on the Nile) which has interesting papyrus-like notes! How exotic!
    Cheers,
    Thanks I shall look out for those. I think Debenhams sometimes has testers of the Hermes fragrances out, I know I've seen Kelly Caleche in there, which I thought was interesting. Also I'll keep a look out for the mugler one.

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    What do we think of bvlgari black? I would like to try it, can't think of anywhere that does it though apart from online of course. And Bvlgari blv sounds interesting as well.

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    UPDATE:

    yesterday I came back with the small size of bulgari green jade. Love it. I also tried Bulgari omnia crystalline which I thought was gorgeous and soapy........really lovely. I wondered if the two were quite similar though?

    I also wandered past the chanel counter and just picked up a bottle, eau de parfum, but I'm not sure what it was. I think it was either no.19 or cristalle no.19? It was a light green juice, thats what attracted me to the bottle. Oh my god, it was amazing from when I first sprayed it and just got better and better. Could anyone help identify which one it was? It started off lovely and soapy smelling and just got nicer and nicer lol.

    Also the nice SA in house of fraser gave me a sample of NR Essence........yet another one I've found that I love......wow it starts off nice and lemony, then goes really nicely soapy on me, really clean smelling.

    I'm doing rather well here LOL

    P.S. I also tried Juicy Couture, which someone reccomended on here, I was really quite suprised by it, for my not usually liking fruity type scents, when it dried down, I did actually quite like it!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dani California View Post
    What do we think of bvlgari black? I would like to try it, can't think of anywhere that does it though apart from online of course. And Bvlgari blv sounds interesting as well.
    I know a few people who really stand by this scent. I'm one of them. I wear it quite often, but it still an oriental scent. Rubbery vanilla is unique and pretty good, but I think you may actually have an issue with wearing it for extended periods of time. It's worth testing because it comes up often in references and suggested scents (like I'm doing now). Good scent to know, but probably not for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EnvYuS View Post
    I know a few people who really stand by this scent. I'm one of them. I wear it quite often, but it still an oriental scent. Rubbery vanilla is unique and pretty good, but I think you may actually have an issue with wearing it for extended periods of time. It's worth testing because it comes up often in references and suggested scents (like I'm doing now). Good scent to know, but probably not for you.
    Good one to at least try. You never know, I'm always suprising myself with ones I never thought I'd like.......

    My next one intriguing me is the Lolita Lempicka one, I may have to hunt it down and try it! Also on the hunt for whatever that chanel was, all I know is it was green and eau de parfum and smelled lovely and really soapy........

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    The green juice is Chanel No. 19, considered by some to be a chypre fragrance (it's debatable, and is often debated here! ). Chypres frequently do have a soapy note to them. Since you enjoy this about No. 19, I suggest you try also Acqua di Parma Profumo and Annick Goutal Heure Exquisite. Both are soft and lovely chypres. Dark Chypre by Ava Luxe is quite soapy and also has aldehydes to my nose. Since you like Chanel No. 5, I think you'll enjoy it too. Hermés 24, Faubourg might also be right up your alley. Hermés Caleche reminds me quite a bit of a chypre version of Chanel No 5, whereas No 19 is very green with a more prominent rose accord. If you like green and dry, I also recommend Ralph Lauren Safari; it's one of my very, very favorite chypres.
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