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    Default Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    Hello ladies,

    I found one previous thread on this topic, for Offscenter's 11 year-old daughter, but mine will be thirteen soon, so I thought it might be worth asking afresh.

    However, she is a) not going to be smelling like a girl beyond her years, and b) wearing anything her mother will disapprove of. I should say that her mum has happily worn Chanel No 5 herself, but still, I am looking to earn brownie points here.

    Originally, I thought I'd just pass on some samplers I'd tried, like Carnal Flower, 24 Faubourg, Kelly Caleche, so she could try a few different smells. But it's since occurred to me she might benefit from being a little older before trying some of those.

    I'm now thinking Miss Dior Cherie, for example.

    Simple. Uncomplicated. Chaste.

    I'm not so much looking for a load of different ideas, rather just some reassurance that this would be a good first scent to make her feel sufficiently grown-up and sophisticated (she is mature and independent for her age) on her thirteenth birthday.
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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    I would suggest Anais Anais by Cacharel, which would be appropreate for a thirteen year old. Later in the teens she can graduate to other scents. Anais Anais is very pleasant and IMO a young yet sophisticated fragrance.

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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    Petal by Cynthia Rowley
    Petal is a fragrance for girls, made as a pair to the recently introduced Flower perfume. These two fragrances are created for mother and daughter. Frank Voelkl and Richard Herpin are the noses behind Petal, which is full of flower essences. This innocent and green floral scent is bathed in notes of lily of the valley. The bottle has the same shape as the Flower perfume, made of glass; romantic, youthful and pink.
    (Description is taken from Fragrantica )
    My first daughter is turning thirteen next April!She likes this one
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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    I'm now thinking Miss Dior Cherie, for example.
    Funny enough, I was going to suggest this one!

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    Le Grand Duc; Recommending a Dior fragrance. I would never have guessed.(LOL)



    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Funny enough, I was going to suggest this one!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N_Tesla View Post
    Le Grand Duc; Recommending a Dior fragrance. I would never have guessed.(LOL)
    LOL, and a very teen friendly one at that!
    Miss Dior Chérie is aimed at the very young
    ladies!

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    I think Miss Dior Cherie would be a good choice, and Anais Anais is another good suggestion. For my part I think Nina by Nina Ricci is a lovely scent for a young girl. It's a sweet fruity floral with just a hint of sharpness to it to make it a bit more interesting and sophisticated. Great bottle as well.

    I should perhaps point out that Nina Ricci scents were the first 'proper' fragrances I fell in love with as a teen, so I'm probably biased!

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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    My daughter "just" celebrated her 13th birthday a few days ago.

    So I asked her what she would suggest: Harajuku Lovers Wicked Style Limited Edition "G" (notes of green apple, watermellon, raspberry) & Tous in Heaven Her (It has top notes of green apple and pineapple, heart notes of red fruits, tiare, white peony, and a base of white musk).
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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    I'm going to suggest one of the Benefit fragrances being sold at Sephora: Lookin' To Rock Rita, a very nice fig + coconut fragrance that is not unlike Premier Figuier.

    Not too expensive, either-- the youthful and attractive 1 oz. bottle is $36.

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    Lemon, Coconut, Freesia.
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    Juicy fig, Hyacinth, Violet.
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    The other fragrances are listed here:
    http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancedi.../?house=100090

    My own daughter is 14 and likes to wear Emma by Aerie (America Eagle). It is being discontinued, however.

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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    The packaging may be tacky but the eponymous Juicy Couture is a superb rendition of a youthful tuberose. Definitely worth a try.
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    Have Her check out the Ralph scents by Ralph Lauren also.....Gary

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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    I think your idea of Miss Dior Cherie is perfect! It's sweet and pretty and youthful, but it's not for little girls - it's actually very well-crafted and many seasoned perfumistas right here on Basenotes enjoy it. Plus, it's Dior so it should make her feel very sophisticated and ladylike.
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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    It came to my mind:

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    Delices - Cartier
    In Black - Jesus Del Pozo

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    Wow! Thanks so much for all the replies. All in a few hours too - I feel a bit overwhelmed!

    Right, I think I am definitely going to give Miss Dior Cherie and Anais Anais a good sniff. I will probably go for something mainstream, because I want her to recognise what she gets and enhance my brownie-pointage. Niche stuff can wait until she's older.

    I will look into all suggestions, however, and keep this thread saved for future reference (and birthdays).

    Thanks again for all the replies, I'm really touched. She lives with her mum in Australia, you see, so it's really a big deal for me to get presents right.

    If I went for Miss Dior, any opinions on EDP over EDT? EDP too much??
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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    Wow! Thanks so much for all the replies. All in a few hours too - I feel a bit overwhelmed!
    That's basenotes for you!

    If I went for Miss Dior, any opinions on EDP over EDT? EDP too much??
    Please, make no mistake, you need Miss Dior Chérie,
    the classic Miss Dior is NOT teen friendly!

    I'd say the EdP is better ... but, then again, the EdT could do, too.



    Miss Dior Chérie L'Eau would also be a good choise!

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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    I would go with the edt just in case she has the tendency to apply lavishly, but you know her best. If you think she'd respect the greater potency of the edp then it would be a very nice choice.

    Either way, I'm sure she'll love it. Please let us know how it goes!
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    Why not have a girly mum and daughter day out. Give her a lunch and perfume voucher and then she can spend the afternoon with you trying testers and finding something that she likes. Perfume is so personal, even at a young age. I did something similar with my 14 year old this year and plan to make it an annual occurance.

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    I gave Miss Dior Cherie to my niece when she was 13 and she LOVED it. Other hits with her since (she's 16 now) have been Daisy, Feerie and Vanille-Abricot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Grand Duc View Post
    Please, make no mistake, you need Miss Dior Chérie,
    the classic Miss Dior is NOT teen friendly!

    I'd say the EdP is better ... but, then again, the EdT could do, too.
    Don't worry, I've got Chérie firmly fixed in my mind; I'd be a dead man otherwise.

    Assuming she'll overapply, I'll aim for the EDT, but will try both.

    Her birthday is October 31st. I will let you know how it goes.

    Thanks again!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blondex199667 View Post
    Feerie
    This would be my suggestion. The bottle alone is a winner.

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    What first came to mind was J'adore,but Miss Dior Cherie is also a good suggestion.

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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    Totally agree with the suggestion of Miss Dior Cherie by Christian Dior, it would be my first choice. Another excellent one for someone that age would be Petite Cherie by Annick Goutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lorag View Post
    This would be my suggestion. The bottle alone is a winner.
    Feerie would be nice on a teenagers drawer. And the scent it`s a well made fruity musk thing.
    If you don`t find it at an affordable price at stores, i have bought one at fragrancenet for just 55 dolars.

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    Thank you everyone once again for all your kind comments and suggestions. This thread is definitely going in the keep net.

    Out of interest, I wonder how different recommendations would be were she turning 16??
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    Love Chloe is beautiful .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pamplemousse View Post
    Out of interest, I wonder how different recommendations would be were she turning 16??
    Hypnotic Poison (Eau Sensuelle)
    Pure Poison
    Angel by Thierry Mugler
    L'Instant Magic de Guerlain
    Hot Couture de Givenchy
    Chanel Chance
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    ... to name but a few!

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    Jo Malone- Honeysuckle and Jasmine, Vanille & Anise.
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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    Pamplemousse, I'm going to agree with you and everyone else who has said Miss Dior Cherie is perfect for 13. For 16, how about introducing Chanel No. 5, or No. 22?

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    A second for Juicy Couture.

    Also, get her into Guerlain with this--made for young women:

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/colors-o...wf/en_US/09154
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    Default Re: Scent for my daughter, turning 13 next month...

    At 16 I wanted my daughter to have her own perfume and she wanted Black Cashmere by Donna Karen. I was surprised, but she only had my samples to learn anything about perfume, so she chose that one! Now if she'd only wear it...

    I'd give her some samples to try. Maybe she would even like Tea for two by Artistian. Young girls like clean spice too. Just a thought.
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