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    Hi everyone,
    I am new to Basenotes not necessarily new to fragrance. I would like recommendations in the following four catagories. Floral, Oriental, Woody, and Citrus. I will list some hits and misses. Calvin Klein has never produced anything I like. I am not fond of Opium. Hits for me include Anais Anais, Donna Karans Cashmere Mist, Estee Lauder Youth Dew, Jo Malone Nutmeg and Ginger, Lime Basil Mandarin, Tuberose, Vetyver, Orange Blossom, and Grapefruit. I purchased French Lime Blossom a definite miss it reminded me of Mattel's Kiddle Kiddoes ,dolls that came inside their very own perfume bottles. In a word plastic. I enjoy Sake by Fresh. I was also fond of Nocturnes body lotion but not the eau du toilette. Today I purchased Prada's Infusion D'Iris and Gucci Premier. Other misses Poison, Angel, and Annick Goutal's Eau D'HADRIEN (I actually adored it) but my colleagues would always and I do mean always say "Who is spraying Lemon Pledge" or I smell Lemonade, not compliments in my book. Molinard's Habanita is a favorite I first purchased in France, along with something else. What else? Can't say because it remained in France as I made my way back to the states. Hope this offers some insight, looking forward to all your suggestions.
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Would you be so kind as to recommend fragrances for me?

    Have you tried anything by Floris? You could probably find some good floral/citrus scents in that house.

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    Citrus: Terre d'Hermes, Creed Aventus
    Woody: Tom Ford Oud Wood

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    Default Re: Would you be so kind as to recommend fragrances for me?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitelight View Post
    Citrus: Terre d'Hermes, Creed Aventus
    Woody: Tom Ford Oud Wood
    I think she's looking for feminine fragrances.

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    For something floral I like Carnal Flower by Frederic Malle, and for something citrus (uniquely so - no lemon Pledge here) i'd go for Millesime Imperial by Creed.

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    Default Re: Would you be so kind as to recommend fragrances for me?

    My wife also hates angel and poison.
    Floral: +1 Carnal Flower (tuberose in a dirty[and sexy] way)
    Truestar if you want the lighter version
    Citrus: Un Jardin sur le Nil by Hermes (grapefruit)
    Oriental: The wife hates most orientals so I stay away.
    Woody: Tobacco Vanille (almost an oriental without the floral notes)
    Un Jardin en Méditerranée (more earthy than woody)

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    Thank you kindly, I really do appreciate any response. I will check them out and report back.

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    have no experience with Floris, hopefully that won't last long! Thanks

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    Citrus: Terre d'Hermes, Creed Aventus
    Woody: Tom Ford Oud Wood
    Would either of these have notes similar to Penhaligon's Castile? I purchased that for myself and wore with great enjoyment!

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    Default Re: Would you be so kind as to recommend fragrances for me?

    Floral, oriental *and* woody; Samsara (jasmine & sandalwood).
    Woody; Santal 33 & Santal Massoia.
    Floral; +1 for Carnal Flower. Also Tuberose Gardenia, Beyond Love & Fracas.
    Citrus; Aqua Universalis Forte. And Pamplelune is supposed to be the reference grapefruit, although l haven't tried it myself.
    Orientals; too many to mention, but l would start with some Guerlains, especially Shalimar & L'Instant.

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    happy citrus: Via Camarelle by Carthusia. Do you like 4711? Hesperides by Fresh. Fresh's Brown Sugar is lemony also.
    floral: Ineke Hothouse Flower

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    Welcome to basenotes,

    For citrus I suggest Oyedo by Diptyque
    For floral I suggest Nacotic Venus by Nasomatto
    For Oriental I suggest Epic Woman by Amouage
    For woody I don't have any suggestion but if you find something you like, let us know!
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    Thanks you all for the additional suggestions. I am so excited, to get started with these suggestions, but I'm trying to hold my britches until black Friday/Cyber Monday. I may not make it, enable me! 8>)

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    thanks for welcoming me Teardrop and thanks for the suggestions

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    Default Re: Would you be so kind as to recommend fragrances for me?

    Hurry and sample before fri/mon so you don't have to make blind buys!

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    Nosebud I plan to go out tomorrow, and Saturday. Sanielsen, Ineke has a $25 sampler that includes Hot House Flower, I think I should have a go at it. What do think?

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    Hi Glisten! We have a Hothouse Flower sample pass going on..there is a link in my signature below..if you would like to try it, you are more than welcome! Will save ya some money! I can sign you up on group 4..you would be the last recipient of the group, so you could try it for free.
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    Default Re: Would you be so kind as to recommend fragrances for me?

    +2 for Carnal Flower. Welcome to Basenotes.

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    I caved. I will post on today I bought...
    Thanks Senore01

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    Happy Thanksgiving all,
    Last night I received an unsolicited gift from the perfume Gods, a sample of Carnal Flower + 4711, thank you so very much Lisa. They're both lovely. Thanks also to all that recommended Carnal Flower.

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    Glad to hear you love Carnal Flower, Glisten! lt really is a beautiful fragrance.
    "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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    Dior Homme Intense.

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    Monsieur Balmain - citrus

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