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    Default Re: Fragrances I'm ashamed to admit I like (guilty pleasures)

    For me it is Chocolovers, it does not last very long, but sometimes I like to wear it before going to sleep
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymorrigan View Post
    Chloe Narcisse
    Is that a shame?! I dig that one too, have given it 5 stars in my wardrobe!
    Aparently it's also Queen Elizabeth's signature scent, and that says alot..!

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    Sarah Jessica Parker
    Lovely

    -hated it when I first tried it, then did a 180
    -not into the whole celebrity scent thing
    -not into the pretty pink, ballet slippers, giggles and sighs, girlier than thou image
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    CK1 Calvin Klein
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyneve View Post
    CK1 Calvin Klein
    Sharing the shame, Love, love love it when i"m in the CKONe mood,
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    Ashamed might not be the right word.....Anyway.....Paris Hilton for Men really smells good.....No I do not have this.....but I wouldn't mind if someone gave this to me as a gift.....I also believe that Gio for Men is a fantastic scent.....Polo Black and Blue are very good also!!!
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    I don't really feel embarassed by any of my fragrances choices but I suppose Kate Moss Vintage is the most fitting for this thread. Not because it's a celebrity perfume but more for the fact that I despise Kate Moss herself, I really am not a fan! But I do enjoy Vintage's lightly powdery quality, it meshes well with my skin and garners a lot of compliments. Plus I think the bottle is very pretty
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    CHANTILLY, my mother's favorite perfume...I'm wearing it today to commemorate Mother's Day and surround myself with memories of my dear mother! I guess I'm not ashamed to admit that I like it, but no one ever mentions it much and it's a very common drug store scent. Still, it's so beautiful to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thalia View Post
    In the right mood, I really like fresh watery aquatics. I know they smell like cleaning products, but I don't care!
    Same for me. Aquatics get so much dissing here, but I like 'em too!

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    Champs-Elysees, Jontue, Princess, Liz Claiborne, Chloe. Stuff from Clean, Avon, and Bath & Body Works. I have plenty of frags that would give the tastemakers conniptions . . . but I love them.

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    I'm not ashamed, but it was cheapo stuff at the time. Morny Sandalwood. Sweet and powdery but I love it.

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    I am not ashamed wearing a perfume ,as long as i like,nothing else matters
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    Vintage Chantilly is sensational! That little hint of evergreen (juniper maybe?) and the leather in the base makes it rather grand, IMO.

    As for SJP Lovely, I was unimpressed at first too. In fact I could not smell it at all, except for wisp of musk. I tried it again later and find it much better, I have always surmised that the first batch I sniffed was spoilt.

    B&BW White tea and Ginger is fabulous in the summer.
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    Zibeline- I LOVE vintage Chantilly - it's gorgeous - my Mom had lots of it when I was little.

    I LOVE CLEAN men - the fragance- to die for ! Tested it on my husband today - OMG- lovely !
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    I was discussing perfumes with a friend and she leant over and made me smell her wrist. It was really very nice and she guiltily said it was called 'silky knickers'...wierd name.

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    I mist admit loving Revlon's Jontue - but I have stockpiled the extrait for years and do not have to use the anemic drugstore spray! Just a beautiful fragrance dear to my heart.

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    I suppose I can understand the sheepishness that might come from wearing a "cheesy" celebuscent, but I really don't get why there would be any shame attached to wearing and enjoying a fragrance that's inexpensive. I've always worn Avon scents proudly - it's never occurred to me to be ashamed of them just because they're affordable. (Yves Rocher scents are very affordable, but people don't seem to be ashamed of them - is it because they're French?)

    Anyway, I've recently discovered that I love Fancy by Jessica Simpson! (It reminds me a lot of Euphoria, actually....with a sweet and creamy pink cupcake at the heart!) That doesn't really shame me either, but I do have a bit of a giggle when I get a compliment or inquiry about it. Same with Pink Sugar. I think it's the fluffy pink and frilly over-the-top girliness of these that makes me feel a bit silly, and the fact that these get so many more comments than my much more "respectable" perfumes. But I'm happy to wear them, and happy to admit it when I do!

    Don't get me wrong, there are definitely scents I won't go near because I don't like or respect the celebrity associated with them (I hear you TheLipPrint) but if I do sniff and like and buy, then I'll happily own up. Actually I have a mini of With Love...Hillary Duff (!!) on the way to me now, and I have every reason to believe I'm going to love it! I'm also intrigued by lilybelle's Delicious Cotton Candy....but yeesh, that bottle!!

    Btw, blkbrd, I've always been under the impression that WE are the tastemakers!!

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    Fancy was the only one I liked last year at the mall -- sweet (and quite synthetic!) roses, delicious woods, warm vanilla -- what not to like!

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    Fantasy by pop diva Brittany Spears my aunt got it for me on my birthday and it smells quite good on my skin although the packaging in tres um.. interessant
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    Naomagic

    im ashamed to say i own something from naomi because her fragrances arent good at all, not to mention, i dont like the idea of celebreties having their own fragrance lines but well.. this one was produced years ago and its a really great fragrance.

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    I can still do Love's Baby Soft
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    Queen by Queen Latifah, got it at CVS
    TJ Maxx is a guilty pleasure for me. Have gotten some really inexpensive gems there: L de Lolita Lempicka, Gres Cabaret & Lanvin's Oxygene
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    Pétite Chérie by Annick Goutal. It seems like a scent for a little girl, not a grown...but I really like it anyway!

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    DKNY Be Delicious - It's one of those perfumes that screams FRUIT and is super sweet, but I've been wearing it a long time and have grown pretty attached to it.

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    Jessica Simpson Fancy and Fancy Love
    Hilary Duff With Love
    and I wouldn't say that I'm ashamed per say...it's more that I think that since I'm not in high school or college (and we'll leave it at that) anymore that I should be wearing something a tad more grown up

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    I had a bit of a experience recently. I walked past a young woman who I thought smelled very nice, so I asked her what she was wearing (as you do - I always do this nowadays because I know it'll bug me forever if I don't).

    Turned out to be Armani Diamonds.

    I tried some on my arm and it was okay; like pleasant deodorant smell. Somehow that girl made it sing. It was a hot and sweaty day and the scent radiated around her very beautifully.

    I'm only pulling faces because I generally approach over-advertised celeb scents with caution. I do own some though, so I know occasionally there are pleasant surprises.

    Please tell me that some of you have had this kind of experience?

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    This is a very good idea for a thread. I know I should hate Fantasy but something about it is really attractive, it smells like cupcakes and I LOVE cupcakes.
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    I haven't even smelled Fantasy... I'll have to now

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    Well, I rediscovered 5th Avenue about a year ago on the mother of one of my son's classmates. I recall thinking, "She smells great, and I know that classic scent. Could it be 'Envy'?" But it was 5th Avenue. And I now own some. And like it. It's an old school shampoo-ey, soapy, aldehydic thing.

    Speaking of Elizabeth Arden, I also kind of like 'Pretty'.

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    5th Avenue isn't too bad actually. I used to work for Elizabeth Arden ages ago, so I tend to avoid the Arden scents because they take me back to being behind the counter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillaire View Post
    Well, I rediscovered 5th Avenue about a year ago on the mother of one of my son's classmates. I recall thinking, "She smells great, and I know that classic scent. Could it be 'Envy'?" But it was 5th Avenue. And I now own some. And like it. It's an old school shampoo-ey, soapy, aldehydic thing.

    Speaking of Elizabeth Arden, I also kind of like 'Pretty'.
    I like EA fragrances too the clerks at two P/x es (military department store)were always very kind ! 5th avenue is on my To buy list.
    Which do you like Hillare, Pretty or Pretty cologne ? They have slightly different notes.I've got the cologne.
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