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Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:30 PM

Hey girls! biggrin.gif

I've been using Darling by Kylie Minogue for a few years now and I was completely in love with it. I got it for every anniversary and birthday. Today I used it, and I just don't like it anymore... it's giving me a headache. I guess I've just moved on or something. No, I am not pregnant. lol.gif

This is a style issue and a matter of saving my brain from the headache this perfume is giving me.

I think the right kind of perfume can give you some confidence and sense of self if you find your signature scent. Anybody have a favourite perfume? I need some suggestions, I have no idea where to start! I hate the perfume counter because it all eventually starts mashing together.

I want a perfume that makes people go "Oh you smell nice!" when they're near me. biggrin.gif

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:34 PM

I have a variety of scents I like and most share sandalwood in common. tongue.gif I love Twilight Woods from Bath and Body Works. I like Seductive Goddess (silly name) by Kimora Simmons for Baby Phat. I love Victoria's Secret Heavenly.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:39 PM

They sound really fresh and natural. biggrin.gif Are they sort of subtle? I was using a perfume a long while ago that smelled like hazelnut chocolate. Great idea, but nobody wants to smell like chocolate every single day. lol.gif

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:43 PM

They're semi-subtle. Not as subtle as some women's choices. biggrin.gif Not as vibrant and loud and obvious as say, Spellbound (which I also have and like - it has a slight tinge of cloves to it) or Poison or Youth Dew. Those will whack their scent on your nose and then club your nose with it, too. Alll day!

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 10:59 PM

QUOTE (Wynne @ Aug 25 2011, 10:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
They're semi-subtle. Not as subtle as some women's choices. biggrin.gif Not as vibrant and loud and obvious as say, Spellbound (which I also have and like - it has a slight tinge of cloves to it) or Poison or Youth Dew. Those will whack their scent on your nose and then club your nose with it, too. Alll day!


Well that sounds awful. lol.gif The one I've got on is giving me a headache, I didn't even use much of it. Maybe I left it in the heat or something and it's changed scents. eusa_think.gif I suppose perfume could do that. Are the perfumes you use available online? gasp.gif It's so hard to pick one, even when you smell it at a counter.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:01 PM

I think they can all be bought at their respective stores online (Bath/Body works, Victoria's Secret). I can find the Cheapie "Seductive Goddess" at drug stores or on ebay for good prices. tongue.gif Sometimes it's half price and that's when I snap it up. lol.gif It smells sooo delicious to me.

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:08 PM

I can imagine Victoria's Secret perfumes being really nice. biggrin.gif I dig eBay for cheap stuff, I'm such an online shopping junkie.

I've bought a few knock-offs before, they never smell quite like the perfume they're imitating, but usually they smell alright anyway. My mum used to wear Fire & Ice all the time, then bought a knock-off and it just wasn't right. lol.gif

My friend always wears pretty perfume, she gets showered with compliments and whenever I smell the perfume she wears it reminds me of her. I want that. biggrin.gif

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:14 PM

It is nice having a signature scent. biggrin.gif

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 11:25 PM

QUOTE (Wynne @ Aug 26 2011, 12:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It is nice having a signature scent. biggrin.gif


Only if it's a good one! lol.gif

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 12:50 AM

What kind of scent are you looking for? I love perfumes... I have a collection in my drawer smile.gif

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 01:58 AM

QUOTE (bek_cogent @ Aug 26 2011, 01:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What kind of scent are you looking for? I love perfumes... I have a collection in my drawer smile.gif


Sounds weird, but something slightly masculine, but not like 'OMG ARE YOU WEARING MEN'S COLOGNE?!'. lol.gif I don't like strong florals or ridiculously sweet perfumes, maybe something a bit more cool and refreshing?

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:29 AM

QUOTE (Gutterflower @ Aug 25 2011, 11:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (bek_cogent @ Aug 26 2011, 01:50 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What kind of scent are you looking for? I love perfumes... I have a collection in my drawer smile.gif


Sounds weird, but something slightly masculine, but not like 'OMG ARE YOU WEARING MEN'S COLOGNE?!'. lol.gif I don't like strong florals or ridiculously sweet perfumes, maybe something a bit more cool and refreshing?


Ooh ok, interesting. smile.gif I like Michael Kor's Island (original) for a clean and more masculine scent. Dior Addict is cologne-y but I definitely wouldn't call it cool and refreshing, more spicy/woodsy. Of course, the ever popular Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue does a good job of combining the two. I have these and love them. Givenchy to me has some amazing scents that aren't too sweet/girly. I love Irresistible (original).

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 09:33 AM

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 02:51 PM

I prefer body sprays or mists to perfumes. The scents are much less overpowering and nicely subtle. I hate breathing in the scent of heavy purfume all day long.





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Posted 26 August 2011 - 10:59 PM

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:03 PM

princess by vera wang and fantasy by britney spears ! wub.gif

and secret wonderland by bath & body works, but i prefer the lotion. soooo good oh god

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 11:11 PM

Well other that CK1 I really like Perry Ellis f, and Roots Uniscent. I also used to love Alfred Sung but after having mono 15 years ago, I couldn't wear it anymore as it gave me a headache. Clinique Happy is nice too.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 12:17 AM

Thank you, guys! biggrin.gif How do I choose now?! lol.gif I've got a little list here I'll take with me to the perfume counter next time I'm out, I might find some of them there.

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Posted 27 August 2011 - 08:01 AM

D&G have some nice light sprays with numbers the one I have is called l'amoreux' in French, its light green. I also like Pretty by Elizabeth Arden but dont know if they have it in Australia.

Another thing to consider, once you know the scents you like, if you dont want it to be so strong they make a lot of them in lotion form, which still smells the same but dont have that initial strong scent. The older I get the less I like strong scents...isnt that supposed to go the other way, lol ?
There are a lot of perfumed lotions I like, some of the Jennifer Lopez ones are nice like Live or GLo.
Id never wear Juicy Coture in spray form but the lotions are nice.
Its disturbing how much I like discussing this girly stuff whistling.gif)

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Posted 28 August 2011 - 01:46 PM

I have Euphoria by Calvin Klein. I get compliments on it and people ask me what it is. I wish I could afford more!! I really like Very Hollywood by Michael Kors and second Givenchy's Very Irresistible.

A lot of department stores will give you samples - it's a good way to see how the perfume suits you. Everyone's personal scent kind of changes the perfume, so some scents will suit you and others won't. Good way to test them first without spending the money! Mother's day (I'm not sure when that is in Australia) is a great time for samples!! I still have a bunch that I use sparingly from 2 or 3 years ago haha

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