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    Yesterday I started Belly Dance class and I am totally smitten with the music, the movement, the sound of twinkling hip scarfs...aaaaaaaah, it's just mesmerizing...Funny thing is that I suddenly have this uncontrollable urge to wear spicy orientals and eat spicy food! Is this nuts or what? Inspired and completely seduced I've decided to make some Moroccan Spiced Chicken Wings and I spray some Coco EDP which is the only oriental fragrance I own. It feels right and it's quite different what I usually wear- fruity florals.

    My question is- Which perfume can you associate with belly dancing? I imagine a perfume that's lush, sensual, round and utterly feminine....

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    Obviously Arabie by Serge Lutens. Nothing says Exotic Arabic like Arabie. I can literally taste the Dried dates & candied apricots .

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    Kenzo Jungle L'Éléphant ... hands down!

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    I also imagine some Lutens: Sarrasins or maybe Fleurs d'oranger.

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    Arabie. Period.
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    Oh yes, it has to be Arabie!
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    Without question: L'Artisan Al Oudh!

    This works brilliantly with a bit of body heat.

    Another one that would work perfectly, especially as it is a bit quieter naturally (although would project well with the heat of dancing) is MPG's Bois de Turquie.
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    LouLou by Cacharel I have done this before
    I learn latin dancing now!Rumba by Balencianga is my best
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    Wow, great suggestions!!! Thank you all!
    “I am an excitable person who only understands life lyrically, musically, in whom feelings are much stronger as reason. I am so thirsty for the marvelous that only the marvelous has power over me. Anything I can not transform into something marvelous, I let go. Reality doesn't impress me. I only believe in intoxication, in ecstasy, and when ordinary life shackles me, I escape, one way or another. No more walls.”-Anais Nin

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    Talisman or Christobal by Balenciaga

    Tabu + Chantilly by Dana - not sure about Chantilly, I read it is no longer the same as the one made by Houbigand

    Opium by YSL

    Asja by Fendi

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    Definitely Arabie! I speak from experience, lol!
    "Like a lobster with a pearl in its claw, the beet held the jasmine firmly without crushing or obscuring it. Beet lifted jasmine, the way a bullnecked partner lifts a ballerina, and the pair came on stage on citron's fluty cue. As if jasmine were a collection of beautiful paintings, beet hung it in the galleries of the nose, insured it against fire or theft, threw a party to celebrate it. Citron mailed the invitations." Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins p. 189

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    +1 Arabie !
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    I often wore Donna Karan Black Cashmere to belly dance class. It was fabulous. Arabie would work great too.
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    I would say something with oud!

    My recs would be Boucheron's Trouble or Dior Poison. Something with sillage.
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    I would say a REAL oud, not an oud-like perfume. Real oud will waft around you like the music you dance to, and mesmerize your audience with intermittent billows of exotic scent that they will probably not be able to identify - thus enhancing the mystery and the romance!

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    If you are looking for a oriental, try Organza.

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    a rose heavy mix of oud+rose+saffron+musk

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    I think Rahat Loukhoum by Lutens or
    Loukhoum by Keiko Mecheri would be great.
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    Arabie would better work on a spice seller in the souk imo lol

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    I am learning ''tribal bellydance'' which I like even better as basic bellydance, more scope for imagination.
    As perfumes are so personal I find it difficult to say what somebody should wear, I think whatever you like and which is dark, mysterious, and with mega sillage!

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    As an afterthought, what of Agent Provocateur Maitresse? Lush white florals and aldehydes with lots of sillage. The ylang-ylang is dreamy.

    And you simply must buy the CD or download "Top 40 Ultimate Bellydance Classic Bar Grooves." Great for performing or practice, or for daydreaming of being a "belle algerienne." The Bellydance Bar Mix is out of this world.
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    I've been bellydancing for about a year! I rotate between Samsara parfum, Safran Troublant, and Tam Dao. I've tried ambers, but I sweat way too much and there's too much sillage! Have fun with your new class

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    I agree with Le Duc: Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant.
    Loulou is good also. I have not had the opportunity to try Arabie.

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    Shalimar immediately came to mind for me.
    The nose wants what it wants!

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    Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! i got some beauties for you
    Amouage Lyric Woman by Amouage
    Dune by Dior
    Samsara by Guerlain
    Habanita by Molinard
    Youth-Dew by Estee Lauder
    Shalimar by Guerlain
    Amouage Epic Woman by Amouage
    Magical Moon by Hanae Mori
    Tabu by Dana
    Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
    Bandit by Robert Piguet
    Black Orchid by Tom Ford
    Alamut by Lorenzo Villoresi
    Le Baiser Du Dragon by Cartier
    Idole d`Armani by Giorgio Armani

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    I know I'm late replying, but belly dance and perfume are my two passions! (I dance professionally, but have only been perfume-obsessed for less than a year.)

    There are some great suggestions already posted, but I'd add Parfum de Maroc by Aftelier. I didn't like it at first sniff, but once I warmed up to it, it became one of my favorites. I also like her new solid, Oud Laban, which wears very close to the skin, but definitely has the right feeling.

    I wear Samsara when I perform, and only when I perform. It gets me fully into my stage persona.

    One tip: check with your teacher about her perfume policy. There's been a lot of talk in the teacher's forums lately about accommodating chemical sensitivities. Apparently some studios ask you to not apply fragrances in the building or just before class and some don't allow perfumes at all! (Although I have no idea how they enforce that..)

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    My immediate thought was Ayala Moriel's Razala ( and it's an all natural scent too ), but I also agree with the mentioned Samsara, Opium and Arabie. I also think that SL A la nuit would be apropriate.

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    Serge Lutens Chergui

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