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    Hi ladies
    It's my first time in the female fragrance forum, because I need help.
    I would like to buy a birthdate present for my girlfriend and it will be a fragnance.
    She is 19..
    but there is one problem,I dont know which kind of scents she likes,and I dont know what fragrance she is using.
    Can I buy Guerlain Shalimar,YSL Opium,Estee Lauder Youth Dew or........................... ?I dont know
    Last edited by Hovo; 11th July 2010 at 10:22 AM.

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    How about a gift certificate to Sephora or another fragrance store? Maybe include some samples with the gift card.
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    Ot take her with you to a store that has a wide assortment and let her choose one.

    You're in California; anywhere near Luckyscent in LA? (see: http://www.luckyscent.com/scentbar/)


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    no I'm in Sac,and I wanna give her surprise
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    Hovo - maybe you can discreetly find out what kind of fragrance she likes or what kind of notes she likes ? Vanilla, musk , floral ?
    She may not like the ones you suggested in your post ?
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    How about a coffret of minis with a gift card included for a full bottle after she tries them out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PerfumedLady View Post
    How about a coffret of minis with a gift card included for a full bottle after she tries them out?
    That's a great idea! I am so going to steal it!

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    She's like floral green scents,but not very sweet
    Last edited by Hovo; 13th July 2010 at 09:56 PM.

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    My niece is 20. Some of the fragrances she likes are:

    Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy
    Vera Wang Princess
    D&G Light Blue
    Miss Dior Cherie
    EL Sensuous
    A Chanel ... maybe Chance?

    I know some of these are pretty popular for that age group and that might not be what you are looking for. I happen to love the ones you mentioned, but honestly I don't know a lot of 19 year old ladies that wear them. I think they would be a test-before-you-buy kind of fragrance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shadesofbleu View Post
    My niece is 20. Some of the fragrances she likes are:

    Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy
    Vera Wang Princess
    D&G Light Blue
    Miss Dior Cherie
    EL Sensuous
    A Chanel ... maybe Chance?
    But I think this fragrances are very sweet
    Last edited by Hovo; 15th July 2010 at 10:06 PM.

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    Chanel - Cristalle or Chanel No.19 .
    For Les Exclusifs- Chanel Gardenia.
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    I agree on Miss Dior Cherie or may be Miss Dior Cherie L'eau !Dior J'Adore is another good one choice
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    what about Noa by Cacharel and YSL Paris
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Chanel - Cristalle or Chanel No.19 .
    For Les Exclusifs- Chanel Gardenia.
    Floral, green, not very sweet - sounds like the ticket. No.19 is always a winner - my wife likes that. It's sort of an eternally young scent. Chanels always have a lot of good "gift" aura, too.
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    Ask her to come to a mall with you (to help you pick something or other) and in passing try a couple of perfumes from the suggestions above. Opium, Youth Dew and Shalimar don't seem to fit her tastes or the tastes of many 19 year olds. But I understand how you would like to give her the bottle as a surprise her rather than a gift certificate (great idea but not as romantic).

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    what about Creed Spring Flower

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    what about L’Air Du Temps by Nina Ricci,Chanel #5,YSL Paris.

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    I agree about Chanel # 19 and maybe also J'adore. Another scent that fits the description of somehow green and not too sweet is L'eau d'Issey.I think the scents you've suggested are great classics.However , maybe not the scents most girl her age would wear since they're pretty mature in style.Another great green floral is Diptyque L'ombre dans l'eau, if you wanna give her a niche scents. A selection with samples of green and green florals scents sounds like a very good idea , though.

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    jacomo silences, definitely.

    l'air du temps (at least the current that I tested) smells cheapish and not exciting

    one other to try would be hermes - jardin sur le nil. it's a fruity floral but, has green aspects, and I think you would both like it.

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    so I'm gonna buy Chanel #19 or Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey,advise me which one?

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    Issey Miyake L'eau D'issey from those 2.

    She's 19 and presumably not a huge perfume-nose. I think Chanel 19 is not going to fly as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hovo View Post
    Hi ladies
    It's my first time in the female fragrance forum, because I need help.
    I would like to buy a birthdate present for my girlfriend and it will be a fragnance.
    She is 19..
    but there is one problem,I dont know which kind of scents she likes,and I dont know what fragrance she is using.
    Can I buy Guerlain Shalimar,YSL Opium,Estee Lauder Youth Dew or........................... ?I dont know
    take her with you to a store of nice frags or get samples for her and see what she likes.

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    thanks everyone

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    Sephora has some great sets with several testers that include a gift card for one bottle. There are a few different ones to choose from. Make sure your city has a store though because I think you may have to redeem the card in person.

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