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Thread: Perfumes for you and your man
October 6th, 2013 05:40 AM #6
Thanks ottilie, leahmarie and kibby I loved reading your posts (looking forward to a list soon kibby) you are really educating me! I like light citrusy fragrances so what ones would fit this criteria. I find that the ones that look very dark in the bottle often have a very heavy fragrance which I find too much. I guess my dislike of jasmine and gardenia wouldn't help as these seem to make a strong fragrance which I find overpowering.Psalm 23
October 6th, 2013 09:16 AM #8Senior Member
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You might like Issey Miyaki's l'Eau d'Issey. It's light but not too sweet, cucumber and mixed floral, I think, nothing so strong or distinct as jasmine or gardenia. I think Annick Goutal also has a light citrusy scent for women, but I'm not sure what it's called. She (Annick Goutal) makes one for men called Eau de Monsieur, which is citrusy. (My husband has worn it.)
October 6th, 2013 09:59 AM #10
I'm with @leahmarie512, I prefer the "fragrance mists" from Bath and Body Works. They're a bit lighter since I don't like anything that is heavy or overpowering, and they're more inexpensive but still smell nice. My personal favorites are (pulling some fragrance info off their site):
- sweet pea, pear, logan berry, rhubarb with hints of cyclamen, freesia, raspberry, and musk
It's slightly more floral but still fruity, not overwhelmingly flowery.
- mandarin, red pear, peach nectar, wild berries with hints of coconut, apple blossom, white orchid, and sandalwood
Super light and feminine. Smells exactly like 'pink' should smell!
- bergamot, incense, plum, rasperry with hints of amber, rose, vanilla, and musk
A little bit more of a "night" fragrance, because it's slightly sexier and more mysterious.
Sexy Dahlia Rush
- dahlia, plum, red currant, black jasmine, spiced vanilla
Similar to the Dark Kiss, but slightly lighter, day or night.
This is going to sound strange, but my SO doesn't wear fragrances of any kind, not even an scented deodorant, and he naturally smells so good to me. I don't know why, but it's ridiculously attractive. I guess because I don't like a lot of cologne on men to begin with? Previously I did have a bf who wore a Dolce & Gabbana cologne, I have no idea what the name was since it had worn off the bottle, but it was this spicy, delicious-smelling amber colored cologne and literally all he had to do was wave his wrist under my nose and I'd melt, lol. He had another by Chaps and it was repulsive smelling. I think he wore it to punish me.k♥m
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October 6th, 2013 04:53 PM #12
I was turned off of most Bath and Body Works stuff after one of my classmates would always spray the Sweet Pea scent during biology dissection classes! Formaldehyde mixed with Sweet Pea was awful, and now whenever I smell Sweet Pea it just makes me want to gag.
I'm fairly predictable with perfumes, I'm afraid--most of the stuff my mom has gotten experimentally I haven't had any interest in, but I lovelovelove the scent of lavender, and I love the scent of lavender on me. My mom came across "Pretty" by Elizabeth Arden, and that's all I use. Apparently it has lavender scent in it, which is probably why I like it so much! I don't have an SO, so I couldn't tell you what he uses (or would use). I don't even remember what my brother uses occasionally, haha!
October 6th, 2013 06:31 PM #14Senior Member
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I love perfumes, especially trying new ones. I have a very long list of loves so I'll only list my very favourites. I pick out my DH's colognes because I'm very sensitive to the masculine ones, I think lots of them are overpowering and have an alcohol-ish (is that a word) scent so he lets me choose for him.
Idolé by Armani
Coco Mademoiselle by Chanel
Black XS by Paco Rabane
Daisy by Mark Jacobs
Juicy by Juicy Couture
Anything by Jo Malone, her scents are almost delicious.
Cerutti 1881 by Cerutti
For my DH:
Code by Armani
Noble Leather by Yves Saint Laurent
CK1 by Calvin Klein
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