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    Hi all -

    I'm jumping over from the male discussion, as I could use some recommendations. My daughter - almost 12 (who thinks she's almost 16 or 18 or whatever) has taken an interest in my fragrance craziness.

    So with her Bat Mitzvah in just a couple of months, I figured I would take her on a "sniff trip." We spent a bout an hour at Bloomies, and here is what I learned. First, I made a beeline for Calyx (which I love), and to my shock, she did not. I quickly learned that she really does not like the citrus or "fresh" thing. The few that she did seem to show some love were the new one by Mugler - Womanity, V & R Flowerbomb, and Hanae Morae Butterfly. Nothing by Chanel, nothing by Guerlain or Bulgari.

    When I was younger, the popular teenage girl frag was Lauren, but didn't even see that around. I guess I'll poke around the Perfumed Court, and order a bunch of samples - but in the meantime, what do you think might fit the bill?

    I would prefer designer and not niche, if for nothing else than just accessibility - and price too, I guess. And it seems like we are talking about pleasant, soft florals.

    Thanks for your help!

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Young Girl

    I think Anais Anais is a good example of soft floral. It's suitable for your daughter age Imo.

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    Well does she like
    Couture Couture by Juicy Couture
    Viva la Juicy by Juicy Couture
    Chloe Eau de Parfum by Chloe
    Miss Dior Cherie by Dior
    Fancy by Jessica Simpson
    I hope she enjoy's her Bat Mitzvah

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    Hi funraiser, l suggest you look at the recent thread in the "just starting out" forum regarding fragrances for a teenage girl. Good luck!
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    Here are a few I think work for that age:
    Miss Dior Cherie by Christian Dior, (#1 choice)
    Fancy Love by Jessica Simpson
    Gucci Flora by Gucci
    Daisy by Marc Jacobs
    London by Burberry
    Parisienne by Yves Saint Laurent
    Coral Flower by Lolita Lempicka
    Euphoria by Calvin Klein
    Flower by Kenzo
    Petite Cherie by Annick Goutal- I know this is a niche fragrance, but so nice!

    Your daughter is a very lucky girl! I'm sure she'll love whatever you pick.

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    ElizabethW Rose, or Lilac, or Tuberose, or any of the ElizabethW soliflores. They're niche, but they're pretty inexpensive.
    Annick Goutal Petite Cherie
    Annick Goutal Eau de Charlotte
    Annick Goutal Eau de Camille

    Again, Goutal is niche, but it's available in a fair number of department stores.

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Young Girl

    I have 2 girls, one 22 and the other 14. Tastes evolve over time so she may like the classics at a later date. My suggestions based on what my girls love/loved:
    Miss Dior Cherie
    Stella McCartney Stella
    YSL Parisienne
    Coco Mademoiselle
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Figue Iris
    L' Artisan Parfumeur Drole de Rose and Premier Figuier
    Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis
    Annick Goutal Petite Cherie
    Prada l'Eau Ambree
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    Weimar27 and kiliwia have suggested some excellent frags! I'll second their lists!

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    Default Re: Recommendations for a Young Girl

    My daughter just turned 15 and some of her favs are
    coco mademoiselle,
    miss dior cherie
    idole by armani
    She loves bulgari pour femme and chanel's chance fraiche. She thinks my jean patous and guerlains smell like grandma. Her tastes change often and hopefully she's on her way to the classics.

    and Mazel Tov
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    Great suggestions - thanks so much! I hope she'll enjoy the journey as much as the actual fragrances themselves.

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