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    Getting ready for blk fri/cyber mon, and need some ideas.
    My wife doesn't like vanilla (other than in tobacco vanille so far,) powder, or aldehydes.
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    Bulgari p femme

    Likes:
    Un jardin sur le toit
    Uje mediterranee

    Philosykos sample on the way as she particularly likes fig right now.

    Any suggestions are appreciated!

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    Santal Massoia.
    "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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    Default Re: ideas for wife, please.

    AdP Blu Mediterraneo Fico di Amalfi

    Seems like everyone around me who has smelled this, liked it.

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    Default Re: ideas for wife, please.

    Jardin de Kerylos by Perfumerie Generale could be nice but she would need to test it first. Fico D'Amalfi is a nice idea, and safer I think.

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    Default Re: ideas for wife, please.

    I think Fico di Amalfi would be a great one to try too. 30R is right, everyone seems to like this one. If you are buying samples before buying a whole bottle try Keiko Mecheri Un Jour d'Ete. The notes are Sicilian lemon, petit grain, mandarine, floral accord, aromatic accord, amber and musk. I was greatly impressed with this one last summer. Or you could try Dior Escale aux Marquises, which is really nice.

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    Default Re: ideas for wife, please.

    If she likes fig, please check out Sonoma Scent Studio Fig Tree. I *much* prefer it to Philosykos. It's not vanillic or overly milky -- it's woody, a bit green at the top, and just wonderfully fleshy and dark. It is simply magnificent. Added bonus -- Laurie's prices are very reasonable and you can get a small bottle without breaking the bank.

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    Default Re: ideas for wife, please.

    On a budget, please try Buddha's Fig by Infusion Organiques -- they have about 6 products available from parfum1, not always though.

    Arran Aromatics Fresh Fig is very overlooked but it is a nice and fresh though not exceedingly sweet take on the fruit.

    And finally, DiPalomo has a wonderful line of Wild Fig and Grape -- I went through a cake of soap and a bottle of hand lotion, but they have more products available.

    30R's FIco di Amalfi is a very nice suggestion, a favorite in the summer time, tends to lack in the longevity department but all depends on the particular skin/wearer.

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    Default Re: ideas for wife, please.

    Please forgive my zanza language ignorance - what does "blk fri/cyber mon" mean?

    Molinard Fleur de Figuier is another great fig scent, quite affordable. It's fresh with gentle flowery accents.
    L'Artisan Premier Figuier is also a good one but more on the tropical side of things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bonsai View Post
    Please forgive my zanza language ignorance - what does "blk fri/cyber mon" mean?
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    Major shopping days with good sale prices! Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving (which always falls on a Thursday)-- so called because stores sell so much that even if they've been operating "in the red" earlier in the year, the pre-Christmas season turns that around.

    Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving, when online vendors run major sales.

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    Default Re: ideas for wife, please.

    Thank you for al the suggestions! Looks like I will have to go on luckyscent for a few, myperfumesamples for others.
    Might just blind buy fico with the recs and reviews I've read- plus it is pretty affordable. Don't worry, I will be trying them all eventually; so no wasted help.

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    Default Re: ideas for wife, please.

    Mandy Aftel does a fig with no fig in it if you want a gentle one.

    A figgy thread here:-
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/220...ecommendations

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    Default Re: ideas for wife, please.

    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    Major shopping days with good sale prices! Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving (which always falls on a Thursday)-- so called because stores sell so much that even if they've been operating "in the red" earlier in the year, the pre-Christmas season turns that around.

    Cyber Monday is the Monday after Thanksgiving, when online vendors run major sales.
    Thanks a lot for the explanation!

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