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    Looking for opinions on a scent for a woman who is cultured and elegant (a bit of a WASP/preppie) that is suitable as a signature scent that can be worn in any season or time of day.
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    Do you have any idea of the types of fragrances she likes...e.g., citrus, fresh/clean, musky, spicy, floral, woodsy. It would be easier to make recommendations. I find that appearances/social personae don't always predict taste in fragrance. Chanel comes to my mind when I hear cultured and elegant. But are you looking for a big "house" fragrance or a niche brand? I like Parfums de Nicolaï as well, from what I've sampled. Any more specific info you can give would be helpful. What is her lifestyle? Casual? Professional? Social/nightlife? Do you know what other fragrances she has worn? Is she open to new and innovative things, or does she prefer the classic and tried & true? Do you know whether she has any particular scent aversions? Knowing her approximate age might be helpful. Stuff like that.

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    I automatically thought of Chanel too, and I think No.19 is an all-purpose, good for anytime, anywhere, beautiful, elegant, chic and sophisticated fragrance. And despite its incredible popularity among basenoters, it's not a fragrance you're going to smell on everyone around you, which is important if it's going to be a signature scent.
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    A perfume my mother uses all year round, day or night and has received a lot of compliments whilst wearing this is Debut by DelRae Roth.

    Topnote: Bergamot, Lime, Ylang-Ylang, Green of Leaves
    Heartnote: Lily of the Valley, Linden Blossom (Tilia), Cyclamen
    Basenote: Vetiver, Sandalwood, Musk

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    Cristalle, No. 19, Fleurissimo, Caleche.

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    Eau de Merveilles EDT Hermes can be all year around with some "ammendments" in hot summer - Eau Claire de Merveilles EDT or during winter Elixir de Merveilles EDP

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    Chanel no. 18 by Chanel
    Beige by Chanel

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    Chanel No. 19, Chanel Cristalle, Guerlain Chant D'Aromes, Etro Etra, Frederic Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire
    Currently wearing: Jazz by Yves Saint Laurent

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    Les Exclusifs de Chanel Bel Respiro by Chanel
    Les Exclusifs de Chanel 28 La Pausa by Chanel
    Chance Eau Fraiche by Chanel

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    Romance by Ralph Lauren

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    Estee Lauder Beautiful, Private Collection,White Linen
    Dior Dioressence,Dune,J Adore
    Chanel 5,19
    Guerlain Jardins des Bagatelles ,Champs Ellysee
    YVL Paris,Y
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    No 5 Eau Premiere

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