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    Default Best female scents for under or around $60

    Don't want to sound like a cheapskate but I am on a budget and I know that many great male scents can be had for around this price, so am hoping this applies to women's fragrances too.

    Again, not looking for "cheap", which implies inferior, but "good value", which the more affluent among you would also wear.

    A few words about the character of the wearer--- Nothing brash and loud or overly sweet or floral.

    Character key words? - Subtle, Reserved , thoughtful, highly intelligent, somewhat introverted , strong-minded and quietly determined.

    Totally unflirtatious and totally non-ostentatious. The last person who would wear "to attract". Wears 100% for her own personal pleasure.

    Nothing cloying or overly sweet. Nothing a 19-year old would wear. Think Britney Spears and go the TOTAL opposite.

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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    One that rings a bell would be Coty L'Aimant. It has a prominent aldehyde opening with ylang ylang, rose, and jasmine florals over a woody base.

    Another pick would be Lanvin Arpege. It's another strong aldehyde with florals and woody base.
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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    There's still a sea of fragrances to recommend. What group/note combo/vibe are you after?

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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    l recommend the original Ghost fragrance (NOT the flankers!). lt's a soft, warm incense with rose, & excellent quality for the price.
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    Also adding fragrances from the Pierre Herme limited edition (exclusive in quality however still on budget), namely Pamplemousse Rhubarbe and Jasmin Immortelle Neroli

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    Cacharel Noe, Yves Rocher Comme Une Evidence and
    Fragonard Fleur d'Oranger all spring to mind.
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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    thanks for all your replies, I will go and research the ones you have given me, in the Directory.

    Many thanks!

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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose is 10-15 bucks and smells almost niche. My wife bumped a Creed out of daily wear when she added that one to her wardrobe!
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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    Serge Lutens DaimBlond is $54.17 on Fragrance Net.
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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    Cabaret de Grès is an excellent choice.
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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    Krizia Teatro ala Scala EDT 75ml can be had for about 60 Canadian on Ebay.
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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    Quote Originally Posted by kewart View Post
    Fragonard Fleur d'Oranger all spring to mind.
    My younger daughter loves this one.
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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    Some of the 50ml Diptyque bottles can be found on Ebay for $60 and under.
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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    In the US, sometimes TJ maxx or the like have very inexpensive stuff. For instance, over the past year or so, I have seen Elizabeth Arden Green Tea for little there. I think it fits the desired profile of reserved, quiet, but pleasant.

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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Kilroy View Post

    A few words about the character of the wearer--- Nothing brash and loud or overly sweet or floral.
    Character key words? - Subtle, Reserved , thoughtful, highly intelligent, somewhat introverted , strong-minded and quietly determined.
    Totally unflirtatious and totally non-ostentatious. The last person who would wear "to attract". Wears 100% for her own personal pleasure.
    The person you're describing would wear Chanel No. 19. You can find partial and used bottles on eBay/Etsy every day in the $60 range.

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    Boucheron! Floral but very classy and pretty.

    Barbara Bui EDP if you can find it would be perfect - light, airy, dry and subtle but beautiful.

    The Green Tea line by Elizabeth Arden

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    Default Re: Best female scents for under or around $60

    Narciso for her EDT and Edp are damn sexy!!




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