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    Can anyone suggest a perfume that smells predominately of lilacs, or is at least reminiscent of lilac ? I haven't ever looked for one myself, so I don't have the slightest clue where to start.

    Thanks in advance
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    Quote Originally Posted by pomander View Post
    Can anyone suggest a perfume that smells predominanly of lilacs, or is at least reminiscent of lilac ? I haven't ever looked for one myself, so I don't have the slightest clue where to start.

    Thanks in advance
    Hi Pomander,

    Here's a thread that you may find helpful:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/181058-Lilac-perfume

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    Thanks Missy - that was the perfect thread to answer my question
    I suppose this thread can now be closed.
    Last edited by pomander; 5th December 2010 at 04:50 PM.
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    Highland Lilac. The best I've smelt to date as my mother loves lilac and has tried quite a few.


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    Quote Originally Posted by pomander View Post
    Thanks Missy - that was the perfect thread to answer my question
    I suppose this thead can now be closed.
    You're very welcome Pomander.
    There may be newer lilac fragrances though that people may post about in this thread so maybe you want to leave it open...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig View Post
    Highland Lilac. The best I've smelt to date as my mother loves lilac and has tried quite a few.

    Thanks Craig...I'll seek that out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Missy View Post
    You're very welcome Pomander.
    There may be newer lilac fragrances though that people may post about in this thread so maybe you want to leave it open...
    Yes, very good idea Missy to keep the thread going
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    Totally agree with some of the ones listed already. En Passant and Highland Lilac of Rochester are wonderful. Here is a list of a few more:
    Beloved Purple Blossom by American Beauty (can be found at Kohl's) very soft lilac
    French Lilac by Pacifica
    Lilac by Caswell Massey (can be found on amazon)
    Lilac by Demeter
    Shanghai Java Lilac Spiritual by Crazylibellule and the Poppies
    Lilac by Elizabeth W (with a hint of jasmine, freesia and neroli)
    White Lilac by Kinderhaven Farm
    Lilac by Norman Hartnell

    Hope this gives you a couple more to check out.

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    Ineke After My own Heart is very wearable lilac.
    I also have the Highland Lilac, and while absolutely realistic and gorgeous, I feel like it is wearing me.
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    +1 for After My Own Heart by Ineke, very nice lilac! Totally forgot about that one.

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    Default Re: Lilac Fragrance Lookout

    By far my personal favorite is Highland Lilac of Rochester. On their website you can order a spray sample.

    Also quite good is Demeter Lilac Cologne (not Demeter's 100% Natural Lilac EdT, which smells nothing like lilac.) This one is a bit powdery and lasts about 3-4 hours.

    Less realistic is Pacifica French Lilac. The best item in that line is the body cream; the solid perfume has virtually no projection.

    Two I do not care for, but many like:

    If you visit Barney's at Copley Place, try Malle's En Passant, which has a prominent lilac note.
    Also, as mentioned, Ineke After My Own Heart; they sent me a free sample when I emailed to request it.

    I've never tried YR Pur Desir de Lilas but many seem to like it.

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    Thank you all for your recommendations and opinions on suggested scents. I now have a lot to look for.

    You guys are the best!!!
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    Default Re: Lilac Fragrance Lookout

    Just thought of another one, Dawn Spencer Hurwitz has White Lilac. A dewy, slightly fruity lilac.

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    BPAL recently released the Last Unicorn (white chocolate, lilac, oakmoss) and the Lilac Wood.
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    Yves Rocher Pur desir de Lilas is a true mauve lilac, definitely worth checking out, you can usually get a great price on it too, under $15.00.

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    Avon essence oils had one in Lilac and also a California lilac cologne -serious avon vintage ,both are pretty nice .The essence oil came in a square glass bottle with a lilacy-lavender color plastic dabber stopper.

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    Guerlinade -if you can get your hands on some.

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    Default Re: Lilac Fragrance Lookout

    Quote Originally Posted by bookwyrmsmith View Post
    Avon essence oils had one in Lilac and also a California lilac cologne -serious avon vintage ,both are pretty nice .The essence oil came in a square glass bottle with a lilacy-lavender color plastic dabber stopper.
    I have that one (the oil.) Must pull it out and try it again. (Edit: I see some of them on eBay.)

    I'm actually wearing Highland Lilac of Rochester today. It has a limpid quality that I appreciate, almost a wateriness reminiscent of the water in a vase of cut lilacs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sean-dt View Post
    Guerlinade -if you can get your hands on some.
    I've never tried that but I looked over Monsieur Guerlain's sales thread and I think he had some listed.

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    I just got Jardin Clos by Diptyque. It is a lovely white lilac/musk.http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/secti...rdin_Clos.html

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    Can't think of a prettier lilac that Patou Vacances.

    But it's the very devil to find, and you may need to re-mortgage your home
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    Default Re: Lilac Fragrance Lookout

    Lilac Demeter Fragrance for women
    French Lilac Pacifica for women
    Lilac Caswell Massey for women
    All of these have just a single lilac note
    no other floral fruit or other ingredients
    were added.

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    Kiliwia already said it, so I will second Crazy Libellule and the Poppies Lilas Spiritual for a great cheap thrill. It's a solid, but very true to the flower.

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    So many to try! Thanks again
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    My favorite lilac scent is En Passant.
    Sometimes I quite enjoy the cheapie Pur Desir des Lilas, by Yves Rocher too.

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    Default Re: Lilac Fragrance Lookout

    I have heard wonderful reports about Highland Lilac of Rochester smelling of a very faithful lilac and I will finally get to try it, thanks to 30 Roses, bless her heart, for mailing me a sample that should arrive soon. If this fragrance lives up to the reports and can be worn by a man or used on the bed clothes, I will spring for a bottle.

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