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    Default Lily of the valley - "edible" variety

    I'm rediscovering muguet fragrance - I've just found out it's no longer migraine inducing for me. I dug out a sample of Diorissimo and I'm head over heels in love with the honeyed, subtle floral freshness. It seems almost edible - the nectar is just irresistible and I can't stop smelling myself whenever I wear it.
    I'm looking for other scents like this - I know Goutal's Le Muguet but Goutal's perfume does little for me as it has poor longevity on me. I hope you can help me out with your brilliant suggestions.
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    Default Re: Lily of the valley - "edible" variety

    Caron Muguet du Bonheur is delicious. Vintage Coty Muguet is also swoon worthy. Royalissime by le Prince Henri d'Orleans is also a lovely white flower scent with a lot of muguet in it.
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    Default Re: Lily of the valley - "edible" variety

    While at Aedes de Venustas a few days ago, I sniffed Santa Maria Novella Mughetto and was delighted to find they had captured the "coolness" -- the sense of inhaling cooled air when you smell the fresh flower-- in a way that most LOTV scents fail to do. And it smelled realistic. If I didn't already own so many LOTV scents, I'd buy that one.

    I don't know about longevity, though-- it was not one of the few I tested on skin that day.

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    I agree with Brielle87 - the Coty is the one you want to sample next. Not too green, very nice and chewy.
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    Default Re: Lily of the valley - "edible" variety

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeperez23 View Post
    I agree with Brielle87 - the Coty is the one you want to sample next. Not too green, very nice and chewy.
    I agree too with emphasis on vintage. The reformulated one sold today (in the crystal flacon shape) is earthier, less fresh (and to me, less realistic) than the earlier version.

    But on eBay you can get bottles of the stuff form the 1990s which still smells good-- look for the box with the heart shape/wreath design with the periwinkle colored ribbon bow, like this current listing:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MUGUET-des-bois-...6#ht_827wt_941

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    Thanks. I think I'll go for a blind buy with Coty. I almost got the reformulated version - thank you for the warning!
    I'll have a chance to give the Santa Maria Novella a sniff when I'm in Warsaw - I'll look for Caron as well (I adore their perfume in general - the ones I know).

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    We discussed quite a few on this thread:http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=229497

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    We discussed quite a few on this thread:http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=229497
    Thanks again! I'll definitely will take a good look there although I'm afraid I'm looking rather for the sickly sweet variety.
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    I got a great deal on Caron's Muguet du Bonheur and my husband boutght me that old Coty. I'm extatic!
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