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    Default Seeking an Alternative to Be Delicious

    Hi. New here and am just dipping my toe into the fragrance waters.

    I'm looking to buy a perfume as a present for my wife. She's been wearing DKNY Be Delicious for many years now and is happy with that one. I thought it would be nice to find her something in a similar vein, but from one of the better perfume houses, to indulge herself a bit.

    She's not one for strong scents, so nothing too powerful.


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    Default Re: Seeking an Alternative to Be Delicious

    Welcome to BN, wheelspinner! It is always heart-warming to see hundreds of people joining BN for the holidays, with the sole purpose of finding one'n'only fragrance for their SOs.

    Here is what you do:
    1) Please do not give her the whole bottle bought blind, i.e. without HER sniffing the fragrance first.
    2) Give her a carefully selected arrangement of samples/decants prettily packaged in a bowl/basket/box so that you could have fun together with HER final word resulting in a FB purchase. Or, rather, if you are in a big city, take her out to the stores and spend 4-5 hours sniffing with her at the fragrance counters, grab some samples to further sniff at home, and once again, listen to what she is saying.
    3) The suggestions (but not limited to!) will be:
    -- Romea d'Ameour The Secret Heroines of the Tsar;
    -- Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Toit;
    -- Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio;
    -- Histoires de Parfums Vert Pivoine;
    -- Les Parfums de Rosine Rose Legere;
    -- L'Artisan Parfumeur Mimosa pour Moi;
    -- Christian Dior Diorissimo;
    -- YSL Baby Doll or 2-3 Paris flankers;
    -- Alfred Sung Jewel;
    -- Ellen Tracy by Ellen Tracy.

    Please let us know.
    Currently wearing: Omnia Paraiba by Bulgari

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    Default Re: Seeking an Alternative to Be Delicious

    Thanks for your advice. That's very helpful.

    Can you suggest a good place to buy decants and samples online? I know about the Perfumed Garden; are there others I should check out?

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    Default Re: Seeking an Alternative to Be Delicious

    Well I followed your good advice and ordered some decants from Surrender to Chance. Here's what I ordered:

    Caron Acaciosa
    Creed Spring Flower
    Creed White Flowers
    Frederic Malle Outrageous
    Korres Paeonia Vanilla Amber Pear
    Xerjoff Oud Stars Zafer
    Xerjoff Oud Stars al Khatt
    Romea D'Ameor Les Espionnes du Tsar
    Hermes Un Jardin (all 3)
    Annick Goutal Ninfeo
    HdeP Vert Pivoine
    L'Artisan Mimosa Pour Moi
    Dior Diorissimo
    YSL Paris Fleur de Parfum
    YSL Paris Pont des Amours
    YSL Paris Roses des Vergers
    Alfred Sung EDT
    Les Parfums de Rosine Rose d'Ete

    That ought to keep her busy. I sure hope she really likes at least one of those. I'll find out in a few weeks.

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