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    Default "The lotion is a must for me" what about you?

    I do not like to wear frag with out the lotion. I hate to buy perfume that doesn't come with the lotion. what about you?
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    I don't either!! When I wear the lotion and the perfume it last sooo much longer!

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    I must admit I rarely bother with the matching lotions. I use an unscented lotion most of the time. Some years ago, though, I used to use strongly perfumed lotions by themselves, e.g., Shalimar, Opium, Oscar, Samsara. They were a nice way to wear fragrance on their own, especially in cold weather.

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    I love using the Shalimar Silky Body Lotion which still floats around ebay for a song and I don't particularly like their new Shalimar Sensational Lotion- it's watered down compared to the Silky stuff.
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    Default Re: "The lotion is a must for me" what about you?

    I only use lotion on occasion, but if you're talkin' scented shower gel - I'm buyin'!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilybelle View Post
    I must admit I rarely bother with the matching lotions. I use an unscented lotion most of the time. Some years ago, though, I used to use strongly perfumed lotions by themselves, e.g., Shalimar, Opium, Oscar, Samsara. They were a nice way to wear fragrance on their own, especially in cold weather.
    I usu. not not use the scented lotion nor buy the scented lotion. (If it comes in a set, then OK...) The only scented lotion I wear alone is the lait for Cabotine because it's so powerful.

    I use unscented lotion as a base for my scents: Nivea Calming Cream works well for me.
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    Default Re: "The lotion is a must for me" what about you?

    I quite like using scented lotion, but my skin is so naturally oily that any moisturizer is basically an open invite to acne. I make my own moisturizer and carrier oil, so I stick to the fragrances for now!

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    I used to be big on by the gift sets w/ the lotion and/or shower gel, so I have a lot of them. My problem is I am always running late in the mornings that I rarely remember to use them. lol I should try a use it up challenge and see how many bottles I can empty. I have far too many.
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    I used to only wear scented body lotion but they aren't moisturizing enough for me and too $$ for the amt I'd have to use on my dry skin. I'm all about Alba unscented moisturizer these days.
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    I can take it or leave it. It really depends on the lotion. Sometimes I think the lotions are a poor quality and the scent sours. Also, one of my big pet peeves is when the lotion doesn't smell like the original fragrance. I really want to sample lotions before I buy which is often difficult. All that said, when they go well together, it is lovely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacona View Post
    lol I should try a use it up challenge and see how many bottles I can empty. I have far too many.
    If you decide to start one, I'd be more than game to join you! I'd love to shrink my collection by using up bottles.

    I actually prefer not to buy matching lotions. I like to concentrate just on the perfumes themselves. That said, I have bought gift sets once in a while, because of the bargain / value. And when I do, I quite enjoy the matching lotions and sometimes prefer their fragrance to that of the edt or edp. But I find that distracting... I know I'm weird. I've also found that the lotions tend to go bad faster than the perfumes, so that's no good for me with the number of fragrances I have.

    When I do use the lotions, I tend to use them alone instead of layering with the spray. And I use the lotions as fragrance, not as moisturizers. I always use unscented lotion all over after my shower. I may mix a tiny bit of the fragranced lotion with the unscented lotion. Or I just apply a little of the fragranced lotion on top in a few areas.

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    Default Re: "The lotion is a must for me" what about you?

    I don't usualy bother with the matching lotions and shower gels because I tend to shower at night and then apply my lotion before bed (rather than in the morning because I am perpetually running late!) so I use scented gels and lotions but not necessarily those that match a perfume.

    I have found some of the lotions that match perfumes not to be of the best quality and to turn sour/off rather quick. So I prefer to use a lotion that has a good moisturising quality rather than for layering with scents.

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    Default Re: "The lotion is a must for me" what about you?

    The lotion is not a factor for me when purchasing fragrance. I mostly use unscented lotion and wear a perfume over it. I wear body lotions occasionally and then I don't tend to wear the matching fragrance -- it becomes too much for me. But it's nice for layering of different but complementary scents, i.e. rose & amber -- yum!
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    If there is a lotion available for the frag, then I'm getting it. Y'all know Diva loves her lotion. I usually won't buy a frag unless it has a lotion with it. It seems that lately they have been putting out alot of frags without anything to go with them. This just kills me because I'll find something I love, but there isn't a lotion to go with it. I usually can find something that will blend with it pretty well. I have to have my lotion.
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    I would love to use matching scented lotion but I always find them too light for my dry skin. So I use unscented ones.

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    Default Re: "The lotion is a must for me" what about you?

    One of the things I do is to take a healthy amount of my unscented lotion and add a spritz or two of whatever I'm about to wear as a scent and make my own scented lotion. It seems to work pretty well, for me.
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    Default Re: "The lotion is a must for me" what about you?

    Quote Originally Posted by plumeria View Post
    I actually prefer not to buy matching lotions. I like to concentrate just on the perfumes themselves. That said, I have bought gift sets once in a while, because of the bargain / value. And when I do, I quite enjoy the matching lotions and sometimes prefer their fragrance to that of the edt or edp. But I find that distracting... I know I'm weird. I've also found that the lotions tend to go bad faster than the perfumes, so that's no good for me with the number of fragrances I have.

    When I do use the lotions, I tend to use them alone instead of layering with the spray. And I use the lotions as fragrance, not as moisturizers. I always use unscented lotion all over after my shower. I may mix a tiny bit of the fragranced lotion with the unscented lotion. Or I just apply a little of the fragranced lotion on top in a few areas.
    This is what I do too. However, since moving back to California, I need sunscreen more often, so I end up wearing that instead. I don't need the lotion, but it can be a nice add on once in a while. I love the little mini gift sets some companies make--wish more fragrance houses would do something like that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville Metro Man View Post
    One of the things I do is to take a healthy amount of my unscented lotion and add a spritz or two of whatever I'm about to wear as a scent and make my own scented lotion. It seems to work pretty well, for me.
    This is a great idea! I have oily skin, so I just use a light unscented lotion on the dryer areas. I rarely buy matching perfumed lotion unless they're in the little gift/travel sets that Asha mentions below.

    Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
    ...However, since moving back to California, I need sunscreen more often, so I end up wearing that instead. I don't need the lotion, but it can be a nice add on once in a while. I love the little mini gift sets some companies make--wish more fragrance houses would do something like that!
    Yes to the mini travel sets. Those are fun! Asha (or anyone), do you have a recommendation for an unscented sunscreen lotion that works well on face and body? I like to keep things simple for grooming products, makeup, etc.

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    I always layer Samsara with it's body lotion, tis lovely!
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    I'm a one-lotion woman.
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    Default Re: "The lotion is a must for me" what about you?

    I love the lotion, if it's a good fragrance match. It's not a deal breaker, though. if a scent doesn't have lotion or matching products, I'll still get it.

    One of the best lotions out there, IMO, is Eau d'Hadrien...Really Yummy, even on its own.

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    Default Re: "The lotion is a must for me" what about you?

    I rarely use the matching lotions. I usually use lotions and body creams at night, so I pick something simple or sweet for bedtime.

    Now, I wish more fragrances were available in dry oil spray. I only have a few frags in that form, but what I have, I love!
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    I rarely buy it. I am more likely to get the cream, but again just rarely. Still, there are some exceptional creams out there (and I will not count Malle's Beurre Exquise):

    Must de Cartier
    Coco
    Trouble
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    Vera Wang (I don't care for this and am including it strictly for the large amount of pure perfume in contains)

    Often I find the body products useless for more than scent. Stella, for instance, has an expensive body cream that doesn't moisturize. This always perplexes me.

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    For unscented sunscreen, I like Neutragena Age Shield. Eucerin also has a new unscented body lotion that contains sunscreen called Everyday Protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asha View Post
    For unscented sunscreen, I like Neutragena Age Shield. Eucerin also has a new unscented body lotion that contains sunscreen called Everyday Protection.
    Thanks Asha! I will take a look!

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    If I really love the scent I will buy the scented lotion as well,
    providing there is one! My recent favourite is the Eau de Rochas
    Body Lotion. It's wonderful in this warmer weather with it's top note
    of verbena. I also use Cristobal, Roma and Habanita body lotions.

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    Sometimes I use the lotion alone especially if it is strong like Escada Magnetism.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    I love the lotion, if it's a good fragrance match. It's not a deal breaker, though. if a scent doesn't have lotion or matching products, I'll still get it.

    One of the best lotions out there, IMO, is Eau d'Hadrien...Really Yummy, even on its own.
    Yes, I'd forgotten! Annick Goutal lotions are very nice - highly perfumed, true to the fragrance, very emollient, good quality. I would buy those in a heartbeat. Can I change my mind? And I agree with Orion about some of the creams that come in a jar. I've used some of those over the years, too. They are luxurious. I wouldn't use them for layering so much as alternative ways of wearing fragrance. Body oil sprays (Chanel) sound nice, too, especially for summer. Ok, I'm convinced.

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    If it's available I prefer the cream formulation to the lotion- allegedly cream is scented with the parfum.

    But (broken record here) Chanel No5 body powder is one of the nicest scented body products I've ever used. In hot steamy weather sprinkly lightly on sheets......lovely.
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