Thread: Not walmart
Ladies, I could use your help. I want to buy a fragrance for my wife. She likes Shalimar and I bought her some last Christmas. I have been trying to tempt her with some of the more feminine juices in my collection but they are not to her liking.
My wife appreciates non-heavy, sweetish, with just a little powder. I would appreciate a little green with with her preferences (terre de bois?). From Walmart she has picked up Beyonce "Heat" and the latest from Faith Hill.
What could I offer to tempt her away from Wamart? I am thinking $50-$100. I believe she prefers mild-moderate sillage and good longevity. It would be convenient, but not absolutley necessary, if it could be sampled at Macys or Nordstroms.
I hope I gave enough info and I appreciate in advance, any advice you could lend me. slimbob714
How about. . .
Viktor and Rolf Flowerbomb
Boucheron Jaipur Saphir
Several come to mind
Coco Mademoiselle- Chanel
Hot Couture- Givenchy
Flowerbomb- Viktor & Rolf
Sensuous Noir- Estee Lauder
Organza Indecence- Givenchy
Narciso Rodriguez for Her- Narciso Rodriguez
Guess by Marciano- Guess
I hope you find what you are looking for!
Coco is a great choice! It just might please both of you and you can purchase it at any large department store. I also love Habanita...vanilla vetiver, yummy and reasonably priced.
Kenzo Flower, Prada L'Eau Ambrée, Bulgari pour Femme, Estee Lauder Pure White Linen, Donna Karan Cashmere Mist, Chanel No. 5 Eau Première...these are a few fragrances that I like that seem powdery and sweet. They are not as bombshell as Shalimar. I think most should be at Macy's, Nordie's, or Sephora.
Last edited by lilybelle; 3rd October 2010 at 01:03 AM.
If she is so picky and only likes a few fragrances apart from Shalimar, I think it is better to ask her. Go and sniff some perfumes together and see what she likes! I have a friend who loves Shalimar and hates about everything else. She can not stand Coco Mademoiselle, L'Heure Bleue, Cinema, Hot couture and most of the fragrances suggested on this thread. She only about likes Kenzo Flower. The only other frag she loves is First. As my mother in law wears First and loves Shalimar it is worth exploring. Just do not get it without consulting her as it may not be a frag she likes and it's very different to Shalimar. Similar to First is White linnen, so that's worth checking. I hate it when my husband gets me something advised by a shop assistant. Last time he got me Boucheron and I hate it.
I agree with Sorcery. Guerlain Insolence is powerful even in the EDT. A bit strong on application, but wears down to a delicate fruity/floral vanilla.
As perfume is so personal, she should test it first. (Men should not buy clothing or jewellery for their women without asking her what she would like first.)
It is kind of you to be so considerate.
"...her fragrance all in my keeping; softly she comes in the night." Lyrics, Gordon Lightfoot, "Softly."
Lots of great advice in the previous posts! I would add Bulgari Jasmin Noir. Boucheron Trouble might work as well. Maybe Patou Sublime or Rochas Absolu and Tocade, too