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    Default Scent suggestions -something similar to Beautiful

    A lady at church told my mom that she was looking for a fragrance to wear .The lady likes Beautiful by Estee Lauder but her son just bought that for his girlfriend (possible future D-I-L)so she doesn't feel comfortable choosing that one .
    My mom asked me for recomendations.
    The lady is open,honest and unpretentious.She tends to dress nicely in casual outfits from ColdwaterCreek .Little to no makeup and a rather wash and go haircut. A mother of six ,grandmother of one,she counsels at the church (so lower volume silliage is best)and teaches in a Bible college and a adult sunday bible study .She also sings in choir.
    As a fragrance newby she will need something easily accessible(at a mall Arden ,Lauder,Clinique,Clarins,Chanel,etc)
    Mom and I think she would probably like a floral or an amber-floral.
    Any suggestions?

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    How about Jaipur by Boucheron, a beautiful fruity floral. Very feminine and grown up, not your usual fruity floral. Only thing probably not accessible at the mall, would probably have to be ordered online. One I just noticed that I think is pretty is Intuition by Estee Lauder, it's a floral woody musk. It seems very wearable and I know it's available. I intend to try it out again the next time I get a chance.

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    Default Re: Scent suggestions -something similar to Beautiful

    L'air du Temps would probably suit her very nicely. A woman I knew that reminds me of the person you described wore this beautifully.

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    #5 Eau Premiere, Estee Lauder Dazzling Gold
    A Scent Rescuer
    Every great perfume deserves a good home

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    Default Re: Scent suggestions -something similar to Beautiful

    There is a great scent that is very close, and still readily available on ebay. It's Moods by Krizia!

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    Default Re: Scent suggestions -something similar to Beautiful

    Beautiful is a lovely scent. I always think of it as a green-floral - even though it has that sandal, vetiver, musk, woody bottom end.

    Suggestions: Lancome's Climat; Chanel's 19; Cartier's So Pretty; Gucci's Envy.

    Of these, I think So Pretty is the closest 'match'.


    If you look at Beautiful:

    top notes: Galbanum, Bergamot, Lemon, Black Currant
    middle notes: Jasmine, Tuberose, Ylang-Ylang, Orange Blossom
    base notes: Vetiver, Sandal, Cedar, Vanilla


    So Pretty:

    top notes: Mandarin, Bergamot, Neroli, Peach
    middle notes: Rose, Lily of the valley, Jasmine, Orris
    base notes: Cedarwood, Vetiver, Sandal


    May not be *readily* available at your local mall, but not that hard to obtain either, I would have thought.
    Last edited by Dr_Rudi; 28th October 2010 at 05:21 AM.

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    Default Re: Scent suggestions -something similar to Beautiful

    I loved & wore Beautiful. My faves that compare:

    Guerlain Jardins de Bagatelle
    Creed Tubereuse Indiana
    Cartier Panthere eau de parfum

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    Default Re: Scent suggestions -something similar to Beautiful

    Dr. Rudi, I agree with your suggestion of Cartier's So Pretty. It was not difficult to find here.

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    Default Re: Scent suggestions -something similar to Beautiful

    I think I have seen So Pretty at discounters here off and on .Thanks for the suggestion Dr_Rudi !

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    Default Re: Scent suggestions -something similar to Beautiful

    I will make some samples up for her of L'air du Temps ,Eau Premiere, and some others after my vial order and my EP#5 arrive.
    I haven't tried any of the Krizia line yet .I intend to -just haven't managed to so far. I appreciate everyone's suggestions please keep them coming!

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    Default Re: Scent suggestions -something similar to Beautiful

    So Pretty is a really good suggestion. If you can't find it where you live, try V by Valentino, it's my SotD and it's smells so good and I found it at Kohl's, so you should be able to find it where you live.

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    Patou's JOY or Caron's Fleurs de Rocaille.

    Fleurs with the S.

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