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    Default Looking for a sexy, fruity fragrance

    Summer is here and I'm in the mood for something fruity, slightly sweet, but still wearable in the summer, feminine and sexy. It's been a long time since I've sniffed anything new out there. Once I was so into testing, sampling, BUYING fragrances, but then I got pregnant (last summer). I was diagnozed with this severe form of morning sickness called hyperemesis gravidarum. Throughout my whole pregnancy I was so sick, fragrances were a big no-no for me. I couldn't stand any smell!

    Now, I'm back in the saddle and ready to enjoy perfume and become the best smelling mama in my neighbourhood! Can't wait.

    Give me some ideas and suggestions, please. What's new in the world of fruity-floral fragrances that I love so much, or maybe I just need a reminder of some old but good stuff. Oh, yeah, it's good to be back!
    “I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”-Anais Nin

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    I think according to your preferences that you might enjoy Coco Chanel Mademoiselle.

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    Default Re: Looking for a sexy, fruity fragrance

    How about OJ Frangipani, Prescriptives Calyx, or Orange Blossom by Jo Malone?

    Good luck!
    Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse

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    "Oh! de Moschino"

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    Welcome back!

    You might try Serge Luten's Nuit de Cellophane. It's a nicely done fruity floral.
    For sale: JL Scherrer parfum (reduced price) and more!

    "One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other." ~ Jane Austen

    “Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume” ~ Jean de Boufflers

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    Hey, welcome back! 2 jumped to mind:

    Trish McEvoy's SEXY #9
    and Prescriptives' Calyx Sheer Exhilaration

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    Prada by Prada (in the pink bottle) is a nice fruity floral and should be easy to find.
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    Valentino V? Figgy rose.

    Figgy pudding! It's made with figs! ... and bacon.
    - E.J.

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    Gucci by Gucci EdT
    Birmane (overlooked, discontinued; a pineapple Oriental)
    Caron Acaciosa (shockingly thick jasmine/caramelized pineapple)
    Bare Escentuals Escentual (a huge compliment-getter, discontinued)
    Byblos

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    My favs are.....

    Incanto Charms
    Versace EDP
    Lolita Lempicka
    Delices de Cartier
    Viva La Juicy
    Spring Flower
    Silver Mountain Water
    Coney Island
    Miss Dior Cherie L'Eau
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    I agree with Valentino V, also Versace Woman and Crystal Noir, and Gucci by Gucci EDP. I also find Vera Wang Look! strangely sexy, though I am sure I am not supposed to. Ghost Luminous too, at a pinch.
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    And Chinatown, of course!
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    Actually, I'd say Femme, and preferably the EDP. It's peach raunch. Though beware a hint of the skank.
    This week, 'Chanel Cuir de Russie: Skin Scent' at http://thescentimentalist.blogspot.com/

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    Badgley Mischka
    Maubousson
    Calyx
    Nina Ricca Love in Paris
    Missoni

    I'm glad you don't have to deprive yourself anymore!

    I forgot - Azzaro Couture has a wonderful light mango aspect to it. Highly recommended.
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    Thanx for your suggestions. I have a lot of sniffing to do now!
    “I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”-Anais Nin

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    Default Re: Looking for a sexy, fruity fragrance

    One more: YSL Paris Jardins Romantiques (available on eBay). I have this and find it highly wearable and much softer than the original Paris (although personally I think the original is the superior scent.)

    Fragrance notes are listed several ways on different sites:

    Fragrantica: "Top notes are arbutus and mandarin orange; middle notes are lily, violet, lilac, lily-of-the-valley and rose; base notes are sandalwood and musk."

    Now Smell This: "As its name suggests, this sixth spring edition has a garden theme. The fresh floral juice features notes of mandarin, freshly mown grass, rose, lilac, violet and woods."
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    I would suggest Malle's Lipstick Rose, which is Rose with raspberry, grapefruit and violets for me. I struggled with scents during pregnancy too and am only just finding my way back, but Lipstick Rose was my come-back smell.

    Or Lutens Daim Blond - apricot and suede. Delicious.

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    This is only one man's opinion, but fruity and sexy just don't compute in my head. I associate fruity frags, and especially fruity florals, with little girls which is about as far removed from sexy as it gets.

    I go crazy for classic chypres on women
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    Sage Garnet or Parfumerie Generale L'eau de Circe

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    Other fruity scents that might fit is Nahema and Insolence(both from Guerlain)
    Last edited by ineespenes; 6th June 2009 at 11:37 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlino View Post
    This is only one man's opinion, but fruity and sexy just don't compute in my head. I associate fruity frags, and especially fruity florals, with little girls which is about as far removed from sexy as it gets.

    I go crazy for classic chypres on women
    Chypres can be fruity--Mitsouko or Diorella, for example

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    You just gota, gota try a sample of Corrida by Satelite. I'm enjoying this recent sample. It's fruity- ripe fruit. It's long lasting. I could even buy a bottle. I got it at Lucky Scent. It's similar to Emotionel by Delrae although Emotional has melon in it, Corrida has some other purple fruit in it.
    Eliza
    (seems like vintage L'origan was made just for me)

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