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    Default Everyday-wear recommendations

    Hello everyone!

    I'm looking for my next "daily driver" if you will. I have worn Sottile by YOSH pretty much every day for the last 18 months. I'm a 26yo female working as a mid-level employee in an office setting and am looking for a new fragrance to buy. I like some sillage and a lot of staying power. I hate powdery fragrances. I'd prefer perfume oil. I'd prefer niche/smaller fragrance houses to something more main-stream like Dior or Liz Claiborne or something.

    My contenders right now are:

    - Aroma M O-Cha perfume oil (a bit too sweet for me, maybe too juvenile, but lots of staying power!)
    - Aroma M Nobara-Cha perfume oil (I like it, but still a bit too sweet?)
    - Comme des Garcons 2 EDP (Really interesting / smoky, but doesn't last at all)
    - Comme des Garcons 3 EDP (Again interesting, but doesn't last on me)
    - CB I Hate Perfume Russian Caravan Tea Water Perfume (kind of basic, but good smelling. Doesn't last)
    - CB I Hate Perfume Tea Rose Water Perfume (I like rose scents, obv, but again doesn't last!)
    - CB I Hate Perfume Just Breathe Water Perfume (pretty, light scent, maybe good for summer, doesn't last!)
    - Demeter Grapefruit Tea perfume oil (Love it, doesn't last but at least it was cheap?)

    I think for the summer-time I'd like something more along the lines of O-Cha or Just Breathe, or maybe Comme des Garcons 3, but it has to last. Something slightly floral, with lots of citrus.

    Anyone have any ideas?

    Thank you!!
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    Currently wearing: French Cancan by Caron

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    Hi kumquat,

    Thanks for the suggestions. I'll take a look. Does anyone else have any suggestions for me? I have a few other preferences if it helps?

    I love CdG Guerilla 2, but not for office wear. It's my go-to going out perfume.

    I'm also trying others from my sample collection - I like Andrea Maack Sharp. I'm wearing Craft today but it's way too incense-y. I feel a bit uncomfortable in it at the office today - it's too sexy maybe?

    Anyway thank you for any help you can offer!!

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    I'd find it really hard to stick to one scent for so long, and I admire your sticking power and loyalty! Have you tried Sa Majeste la Rose (Lutens)? Very rosey, but discreet if sprayed lightly, and quite a lot of green notes. Lasts hours. You might also like Jo Malone scents, either her Red Roses or her new Rosewater and Vanilla?

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    Here are some to try; Montale- Soleil de Capri, Hermes- Sur le Nil, Comptor Sud Pacific- Bois de Filao all great citrus scents.
    Currently wearing: French Cancan by Caron

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I haven't heard of either, but I'll try to order some samples.

    I did stick with Sottile for a good long while, but there were several factors, one was cost: I can really only afford a bottle very infrequently. Instead, I have about 20 samples that I like, but either for specific occasions (CdG Guerilla 2 for going out), or just not enough to be a daily office-wear perfume. Also I don't have to worry if the scent is "appropriate" or something new/untried that might not work for me. The experimenting I leave to the weekends.

    Thanks again, I'll check them out.

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    You could try Dyptique - Eau Rose or L'ombres dans L'eau .
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    Tough question... Citrus doesn't last long in general, and there's so little in oil in western perfumery, if you are into oil you should really explore Arabian perfumes, of which I know little. On western oil that comes to mind is Aesop Mystra, but it is superexpensive.

    Lush B Scent is a great lemony-grapefruit rose, and lasts well. It comes in solid form as a stick, or as a spray. Unfortunately, it's available only online. In store, it is available only in a sampler set (the others in the line are good too, so it may be worth checking). Incidentally, Lush has a great perfume oil too, Exhale, but it is dark and smoky, not citrusy and floral.


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    I found out you can order Just Breathe as an oil direct from CB I Hate Perfume, but I think I need to figure out what else I want to try as an oil because the shipping is as much as the sample. (I haven't found the oil samples on the usual suspects - LuckyScent and ThePerfumedCourt.)

    I'll check out all the other suggestions, so thank you!!

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