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    Insomnia has held me captive since the early hours. So I've amused myself by updating my wardrobe. It occurred to me that my FBs tend towards the serious grown up end of the market.

    Now if I wanted to insert something fun, frivolous and flirty (maybe even pink) into my FB options what would you suggest?

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    I suggest some of the new Lush. B Scent is an irrepressibly funny, lemony-fruity rose floral. Cocktail is a woody floral with a weird artificial plasticky angle. Dirty is minty-flinty.

    And do you own Anais Anais?

    cacio

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    Rose Barbare is lovely and great quality I'd say straight away.

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    Or one of the fruitier feminines among the Maitre Parfumeur? They smell lovely and of quality on paper to me.

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    TAUER PERFUMES - Une Rose Chypree

    This is a lovely scent. The Rose surrounds you in a soft cloud, medium sillage, medium longevity. High class niche.
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    Kiehl's Original Musk or Miss Dior Cherie perhaps.
    I also second cacio's suggestion to check out the Lush/Gorilla frags. I like Lust myself but they're all a bit quirky and fun.

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    The Gorilla Lust had my sister and I in stitches with tears rolling down our cheeks..... they actually dared.....

    The Serge Lutens Sa Majesty la Rose is actually quite serious but still fun

    Guerlains Insolence is pretty and pink
    Currently wearing: Beautiful by Estée Lauder

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    How about Baby doll or Paris? ( YSL both of them), or Champs Elysees by Guerlain? I also second Insolence and Miss Dior Cherie.
    Currently wearing: Prada Candy by Prada

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    Lipstick Rose from Frederic Malle is fun and also quite beautiful - bought a bottle for a friend and she loved it - worked like a dream on her. She finished it in a year or so actually so I got her another one - the 100ml this time. It's pure ditsy fun at first with the classic powdery lipstick note then opens up into a beautifully light alluring rose - grown up fun.

    Moulin Rouge from Histoires de Parfums is the other one that also ticks all the right boxes - beautiful stuff that makes you smile. For me it marries the almost narcotic front of house aura you get at the ballet, all the women dressed and scented for a night at the Opera House, with the incredible strands of powder, lipstick and make-up that fill the air back-stage - it's a heady mix.

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    Nina by Nina Ricci. Fizzy, fruity, toffee-apple concoction - pure fun. Very sweet though - it'll ruin your appetite for dinner.

    +1 for B Scent by Lush/Gorilla.

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    MJ Daisy or Hilde Soliani Fraaagola Saalaaata
    Currently wearing: Eau de Cologne by Chanel

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    ^ I really like MJ Daisy. Sometimes that one gets bad reviews, idk why.
    Currently wearing: Sahara Noir by Tom Ford

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    Thank you everyone.
    Ine-Paris was my pregnancy perfume with my eldest son. It has associations of being HUGE!
    Lust/Gorilla perfumes-I can't enter a Lush shop without retching. I did try Breath of God once. Not something I'll repeat
    MJ Daisy-I'll explore
    SL SMlR-I have a decant but have been holding off for warmer weather
    FM Lipstick Rose-will dip in my sample draw and retest
    Champs Élysées-CE is not my friend
    Kiehls Musk-Again not my friend and I have MKK
    Insolence-I'll explore further

    I was wondering about YSL In Love Again rerelease in 80ml cream square bottle

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    +1 on Moulin Rouge! Fun, fun stuff, but also just a beautiful perfume
    Currently wearing: Bois des Îles by Chanel

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    How about:
    Putain des Palaces by Etat Libre d'Orange
    Violette in Love by Nicolai
    Jovan Musk
    Tocade

    And +1 for Insolence.
    Currently wearing: Mitsouko by Guerlain

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    Default Re: My wardrobe I'd too serious

    In Love Again would be a good choice for the warm weather ahead. I've been wearing it rather a lot lately-- it's always so cheerful.

    I will say, though, this scent is all about the top (and maybe the middle) notes. It isn't fleeting, but it starts off at its best and becomes less and less noticeable from there.

    Have you tried Rosine Diabolo Rose?



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    What about Comme Des Garcons?

    Here are a few light-hearted fragrances from their range...

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    I'll add to the chorus of praises for Lipstick Rose and 1889 Moulin Rouge, two of my very favorite fun and flirty perfumes, although I wouldn't call them frivolous ...they're a bit better than that, they both have such substance! The same with Insolence, although it does have a more frivolous feel somehow. And although it's rather polarizing, I love JPG's MaDame for these light and cheerful, girly moods ...and it was created by Francis Kurkdjian, for what that's worth to you. I see devilcat already suggested the new Nina, and I agree with her - it's very pretty, fun and fruity. Also, Miss Dior Chérie edp (the one from '09, I think) is girly and pretty and rather well-composed floral fruity gourmand that you might want to check out.

    But the most frivolous, fun and flirty one that comes to mind is Pink Sugar. It's super-sweet but quite pretty ...if you can stand the cotton-candy pink sweetness, of course. It's a huge compliment-grabber, and it's very inexpensive so you wouldn't have to shell out much to find out if the "fun and flirty" thing is more than a once-in-a-blue-moon desire for you.
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    Shalimar Parfum Initial

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    Coco Mademoiselle is wonderful ! Love it and decidedly pink and fun .
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    l'd like to suggest some fun & flirty, totally tropical scents;

    Anything from the Lucy B line.
    Estee Lauder Brasil Dream.
    Montale lntense Tiare.
    Creed Virgin lsland Water.

    l can't help but smile when wearing these!
    "What is this secret connection between the soul, and sea, clouds and perfumes? The soul itself appears to be sea, cloud and perfume..." - from Zorba the Greek by Nikos Kazantzakis.

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    I see you have quite a few of my favorites; especially chypres. I have a feeling you might like my current favorite;
    Caron French Can Can- it is a flirty and fresh combination of violet, rose and amber. I think samples are available from Luckyscent.
    Currently wearing: Azurée by Estée Lauder

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    PRADA Candy

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    Evangeline at the time you were suggesting it I was cashing in some loyalty points and getting JPG Madame. I love Kurkdjian's work for JPG. I've been a loyal wearer of Gaultier2 since it's release. Which means I've used about a litre!
    Being not a cheap thrill but a free thrill it hits the spot completely.

    Strange when considering the forthcoming event on Monday but I wanted something 'happy' and I simply don't own any happy FBs

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    Ralph Hot by Ralph Lauren is the only frag to make me laugh out loud. All the funnier since to wear it is clearly not to act my age. Punk Oriental might sum it up, alternatively, one might call it Ralph iHOP (that maple syrup note).
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!
    Currently wearing: Odalisque by Nicolaï

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    I'm wearing Mata Hari by Histoire de parfums courtesy of a kind BNer friend. It could be considered very naughty fun.....
    Currently wearing: Beautiful by Estée Lauder

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    Frederic Malle's Outrageous! is what the doctor ordered. Minty limes, apple and a very nice neroli/cedar accord, all over a sort of fresh laundry musk base. Fun, carefree, and sure to put a smile on your face.

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    Here I go too, getting ideas. I love girly, flirty, and fun. I've been wearing Insolence a lot lately, too. It puts me in an upbeat mood. I think I'm going to try Caron Can Can.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SculptureOfSoul View Post
    Frederic Malle's Outrageous! is what the doctor ordered. Minty limes, apple and a very nice neroli/cedar accord, all over a sort of fresh laundry musk base. Fun, carefree, and sure to put a smile on your face.
    Now that sounds good ! I must try it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mimi Gardenia View Post
    Now that sounds good ! I must try it .
    Yup, and you know it's the opposite of serious when it has an exclamation point in the name!

    It's a bit young, and definitely summer oriented, but I really like it and think I'd enjoy it even more on a woman. There's even a hint of tuberose in there, too - which is the only thing that takes it down a notch or two when I consider wearing it myself.

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