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    Hello,

    I would like to buy my sister a fragrance for christmas. I know nothing about women's fragrances (or men's really...). I have already bought her one but I was severely hungover and really put no effort in to it and she deserves more than that so I would like to get her a good one. The one I have bought is D&G The One Rose but I actually didn't like the smell of it in the shop.

    My sister is 28, beginning to settle down (just got married), and is alternately quite tomboy (drinks pints etc) and quite feminine. All my mother said was she likes jean paul gualtier but I figure I would buy something different but possibly similar.

    The only thing I have found from browsing this site was Prada - Prada which seems to get unanimously good reviews but I couldn't figure out if it would be appropriate for her age?

    Oh and mainstream suggestions because I need to buy it in a standard highstreet shop in england.

    Any suggestions would be hugely appreciated. I realise it is very difficult though.

    Thank you.

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    Smile Re: Advice required for sister's present

    I am going to suggest Sublime by Jean Patou.

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    Default Re: Advice required for sister's present

    See if you can find a set of miniatures so you can give her a variety of options, rather than one big bottle. Chanel, Guerlain and Penhaligon's are reliable brands.

    Alternatively, a variety pack of fragrance soaps would never go to waste.
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    Default Re: Advice required for sister's present

    Perhaps, she will not like any of these, but at least she will not hate them (or you as a giver or so I sincerely hope):

    -- Donna Karan Cashmere Mist (safe, sweet, powdery);
    -- Lolita Lempicka Lolita Lempicka (in the apple-shaped bottle -- similar beginning with JPG and interesting development, eye-catching bottle);
    -- Kenzo FlowerbyKenzo (quiet, cuddly, presentable bottle again).

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    Default Re: Advice required for sister's present

    I have two recommendations off the top of my head: Thierry Mugler's Alien (purple bottle), jasminey amber - very feminine, potent. And Dior's Escale a Portofino, which is citrussy & unisexy and a bit tomboyish, but very, very nice, imo. Both should be fairly easily obtainable. I hope you find something nice! What a nice brother you are!

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    Lightbulb Re: Advice required for sister's present

    Upon reflection and because personal preference is so diverse in the world of fragrance perhaps a gift certificate with the suggestions made on this thread attached for reference might be most appropriate.
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