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    Hello,

    I was wondering, with the holidays in mind, if you could suggest to me a couple of elegant mature feminine perfumes. I'm by far not as knowledgable on the subject of women's fragrances as I am on men's fragrances so your help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!

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    Some classic Chanels still work well, like No 5 (soapy floral), No 19 (green-iris), or Cristalle (supergreen). Some Guerlains have been reformulated, apparently the newest batch of Mitsouko is back up to near par, and then there's always Jicky (fougere-vanilla).

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    Seconding especially No. 19 and Cristalle. Additional suggestions: Le Dix by Balenciaga, ADP Iris Nobile, Gres Cabotine, Miss Dior.

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    Elegant and mature rings the Chanel bell for me. Would add N 22, a very subtle aldehydic floral, and Cuir Russie, leather with that Chanel refinement to the others mentioned.
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    I don't know what you think "mature" might be, but these scents are decades old, reformulated to some extent, of course.

    All the current versions are very good. They are classics--for a good reason: they smell wonderful.

    Chanel Cuir de Russie +1 (aldeyhyde floral leather)

    Estee Lauder Youth Dew in EDP or the bath oil, which can be used like a parfum (oriental spice)

    Estee Lauder Azuree (leather chypre)

    Guerlain Shalimar (oriental vanilla spice)

    Guerlain Vol de Nuit in the parfum (green galbanum light vanilla)

    Gres Cabochard (leather)

    Molinard Habanita (tobacco, powder)

    Boucheron Pour Femme (oriental floral)

    Chanel No. 19 (parfum, EDP and EDT) (1970s green leather floral)
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    I would suggest Chanel 31 Rue Cambon, very classy and elegant.

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    I am saying Y by YSL, elegant sophisticated.
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    Thanks for the suggestions already! I like Youth Dew and Boucheron..

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    Lovely suggestions especially from Primrose, but have to agree with jujy54....... Chanel 22....classy and elegant all the way!
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    +1 for Chanel N19 and Cuir de Russie. I'd add Bois des les.
    And Cruel Gardenia by Guerlain.

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    I like to think I'm elegant and mature, but my family would laugh their heads off if they knew!

    But I am, let's say, "mature", so may I suggest my two top favourites - "N'Aimez que Moi" and "Or et Noir" by Caron. The first is a rose chypre, with cedar and other notes, a very subtle and alluring blend that lasts well and speaks of quality. The second is an haute couture type of scent, more roses, but never sweet or cloying - someone suggested roses wrapped in silk as an image for this, and I agree.

    I also second the Lauder (Youth Dew, especially) and Chanel suggestions. You couldn't go wrong with any of the above, I'd say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiliwia View Post
    I would suggest Chanel 31 Rue Cambon, very classy and elegant.
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    So many great suggestions here! Does the lady in question have any favorites she wears already?

    First by Van Cleef & Arpels (happens to be my scent of the day although I am neither elegant nor mature) comes to mind immediately. It is a dry, woody, floral that oozes class and elegance.

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    I would like to add Bulgari pour Femme to the "elegant" list. It's a sophisticated and understated floral for girls like me that really don't love straight-up florals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kalli View Post
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    My absolute favorite on my lady.... ( 31 Rue Cambon )
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    24, Faubourgh by Herms (dry Jasmine-chypre, nice EdT) or vintage Caron, maybe En Avion (spicy woody-floral, wonderful parfum)
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    +1 Caron N'Aimez Que Moi

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    APOM pour femme

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErinK View Post
    So many great suggestions here! Does the lady in question have any favorites she wears already?

    First by Van Cleef & Arpels (happens to be my scent of the day although I am neither elegant nor mature) comes to mind immediately. It is a dry, woody, floral that oozes class and elegance.
    First happens to be one of her favourites too. As well as Chanels no. 5, Le De by Givenchy, Diva by Ungaro. But she has many more, and a fondness for the spciy oriental fragrances. Hence I like the Youth Dew suggestion.

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    Definitely 24, Faubourg or the Eau Delicate version

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralmeida View Post
    Definitely 24, Faubourg or the Eau Delicate version
    There are numerous ways to go. A few favorites; Patou-1000 (Mille), Caron-Tabac Blond, Montale-Black Aoud, Este Lauder-Azuree, Ormonde Jayne-Woman, Guerlain- Vol de Nuit, Caron-En Avion, Madame Rochas


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    Quote Originally Posted by H.D. View Post
    Hello,

    I was wondering, with the holidays in mind, if you could suggest to me a couple of elegant mature feminine perfumes. I'm by far not as knowledgable on the subject of women's fragrances as I am on men's fragrances so your help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks!
    My personal favorites are Givenchy Ysatis and Lancome Climat.
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    How could I forget? Chanel-Bois des Iles and Caron-Nuit d'Noel, especially for Christmas.


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    I would suggest Y by YSL, Loulou by Cacharel, Nohiba by
    E.Coudray and Cinnabar by Estee Lauder.
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    Recent Magie Noire (Lancme) is also very nice; vintage is unaffordable. I also remember the old Lagerfeld KL EdT as a wonderful scent in an oriental kind of way. A new Interpretation of that classical theme could be Tauers Noontide. And there`s always the first Scherrer...
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