Recommend Me a Perfume : May 2023

Our “Recommend Me a Perfume” thread is open this week. You can use this space to find perfume recommendations, to share your discoveries and favorite scents, and to ask any questions about scents, aromas and flavors. Or you can just tell us what perfume you are wearing!

How does it work: 1. Please post your requests or questions as comments here. You can also use this space to ask any fragrance related questions. To receive recommendations that are better tailored to your tastes, you can include details on what you like and don’t like, your signature perfumes, and your budget. And please let us know what you end up sampling. 2. Then please check the thread to see if there are other requests you can answer. Your responses are really valuable for navigating the big and sometimes confusing world of perfume, so let’s help each other!

To make this thread easier to read, when you reply to someone, please click on the blue “reply” link under their comment.

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  • Cassandra: To my fellow iris lovers: are there any iris perfumes that you feel DON’T get enough love and attention? May 22, 2023 at 9:09am Reply

    • Nina Zolotow: Parfum D’Empire LE CRI Eau de Parfum is a beautiful crystalline iris. May 22, 2023 at 12:46pm Reply

      • Cassandra: Sounds lovely! I’ll add it to my list. My only encounter with Parfum d’Empire so far is with Ambre Russe. Unfortunately, the vodka note sang louder on my skin than even the amber. It made for a few quirked eyebrows at work the day I sampled it. May 23, 2023 at 9:28am Reply

    • carole: I ‘m an iris lover too, so I’ll follow this with interest. I love Je Reviens, in older formulations, or the parfum that’s still being produced. Also love ISM-is it discontinued? HIris is still good, and doesn’t get a lot of attention. Cassandra do you have any sir faves that don’t get enough attention? Also thinking about Van Cleef’s Bois d’Iris-not sure I feel like doing a blind buy right now, but if I did I think I’d choose this one. May 22, 2023 at 3:12pm Reply

      • Cassandra: I’ll have a peek at Je Reviens. ISM has been discontinued, I believe. I don’t see much of Hiris these days either. Both are beautiful in their own right, but Hiris disappeared to a whisper on my skin and the high cold elegance of ISM wore me more than I wore it.

        My intro to perfume was actually the result of a chasing after a childhood scent (the irises in my dad’s yard). The closest I ever found to it was Heeley’s Iris de Nuit, which runs more violety than iris but hey. I’m no purist. 😉 May 23, 2023 at 9:46am Reply

    • hera: My two favourites are AG Heure Exquise and Acqua di Parma İris Nobile. May 22, 2023 at 6:18pm Reply

      • Cassandra: I’ll go hunt them down. Thank you! May 23, 2023 at 11:28am Reply

    • Aurora: Hello Cassandra, Gianfranco Ferre Ferre is a Pierre Bourdon perfume, very lovely and very like Frederic Malle Iris Poudre which you probably know, the problem is it has been discontinued some years, so save a search on ebay. Another discontinued, that one was a drugstore cheapie where I am in the UK is Yardley Iris which is very good imo with a light lavender note on top of the iris. May 23, 2023 at 11:14am Reply

      • Cassandra: Goodness, what’s with all the all-star irises being discontinued? I’m feeling possessive of my sample vials all of sudden… May 23, 2023 at 11:30am Reply

      • johaboha: I also loved the Gianfanrco Ferre one! May 23, 2023 at 4:07pm Reply

    • Roxann: Iris Vanille by Ormonde Jayne is my favorite. May 24, 2023 at 7:42pm Reply

  • ada: I’ve recently discovered and have fallen in love with “Reptile” and the rest of the Celine fragrance line. I find all them refreshingly accurately matched to their unique names. So for me, Reptile is kind of leathery with a warm, worn-in, textured feel – as if it’s been sitting in the sun on a rock. Someone got the assignment right!

    Would love to hear what you and the rest of the community thinks about Reptile and other Celine perfumes – and also, if any one knows who the nose is behind the fragrances?! May 22, 2023 at 9:12am Reply

    • Aurora: Hello Ada: you are making me curious about Reptile, alas I don’t know where I could go to sample the Céline perfumes, hope you will get answers. May 23, 2023 at 11:19am Reply

  • Deborah L Murphy: Looking for an available fragrance that smells like Mrs. Meyer’s SNOWDROP cleaner, dish soap, etc…So addictive! Hard to describe, but if you know it, tell me! Thank you. May 22, 2023 at 11:34am Reply

    • Kelly O’Neill: Hi Deborah,
      I agree, that Snowdrop smell is wonderful. Will be curious to see if there are any recommendations! May 22, 2023 at 2:09pm Reply

  • Anne: Anyone familiar with L’Artisan’s La Chasse aux Papillons? I am a white flower and citrus fan, so it sounds right up my alley. Plus, I love oove love linden, but don’t have a perfume with that note.

    I am further heartened by Victoria’s review, as her description makes it sound exactly as I’d hope: full of light and lightness. Would love a few more opinions before I pull the trigger (or even order a decant). Are there any stray musky or patchouli notes I should be aware of? Or is it true to the description of jasmine, linden, and orange? Thank you! May 22, 2023 at 12:31pm Reply

    • carole: Hello, Anne,
      In my opinion, it’s true to the description of jasmin, linden and orange. It’s beautiful. I’ve had the fragrance, the body oil, and the liquid soap-I love all three versions. The soap alone has enough potency to keep me happy. Can you get a sample, so you can try before you buy? May 22, 2023 at 2:23pm Reply

      • Anne: Thank you for the feedback! I could order a decant–and I may do just that–but at this point I may go ahead and blind buy! May 22, 2023 at 3:50pm Reply

    • Trudy: I have this fragrance (the eau de toilette) and it is beautiful. To me it is all sunshine and light. I liken it to a perfect summer or spring day. I’m certainly not an expert on notes but don’t detect any musk or patchouli at all. I don’t have a signature fragrance and tend to wear scents based on mood or a feeling that I want to project. This one, to me, represents nature and peace. Like a being in a meadow or a garden on a very nice day. Hope this helps. May 22, 2023 at 2:29pm Reply

      • Anne: Love the “feeling” you convey here! That is what I am hoping for… a sweet feeling of joy and freedom. May 22, 2023 at 3:51pm Reply

    • Perfumatrix: Anne, Chasse, is a truly lovely composition, in classic Anne Flipo style (rather reminds one of an Olivia Giacobetti creation, actually). Light, ethereal, not animalic at all. On me, the linden and orange blossom notes predominate; this is not primarily a tuberose fragrance (much too light and springlike). May 22, 2023 at 9:56pm Reply

      • Anne: Sounds so pretty! Another vote in its favor. Thanks so much! May 23, 2023 at 12:02am Reply

    • Frankie: Demeter linden smells exactly like the flowers from the linden tree. If you do not mind one note perfumes. It also works beautifully layered with other perfumes June 3, 2023 at 1:54pm Reply

      • Anne: Oh that sounds lovely! Thank you. June 5, 2023 at 11:00am Reply

  • Lindsey: I have a big soft spot for Michael Kors signature (floral/tuberose, incense, soft warm base) but am always looking for something a little more complex and robust, maybe with some Rose. To no avail! Any recommendations to go further down the road from Michael Kors signature? May 22, 2023 at 1:28pm Reply

    • Anne: Hi! This happens to be one if my favorites as well, and was what ultimately what tipped me off to my love of white florals (tuberose in particular). I haven’t found anything quite like this but you may want to check out Diptyque’s Do Son, or Tom Ford’s Tubereuse Nue. Dior Poison (a “love it or hate it”) has tuberose, with a blend of berry, rose, white flowers, woods… I adore it but YMMV. My biggest advice is to get decants of several tuberose-forward perfumes and decide from there 🙂 May 22, 2023 at 3:59pm Reply

      • JillS: i also love Do Son. May 23, 2023 at 10:43am Reply

    • Aurora: Also, perhaps Amouage Love Tuberose for a more opulent perfume, I kike Michael Kors signature cent vey much. Also, Marc Jacobs signature is very similar, only more gardenia forward but now a little difficult to find. May 23, 2023 at 11:25am Reply

      • Aurora: *like sorry for the typo May 23, 2023 at 11:27am Reply

  • Kelly O’Neill: I just purchased some geraniums for my yard because of their sweet & sour fragrance. The smell reminds me of a small, wild stream surrounded by grasses and trees. There’s something in that smell that I love. Are there any geranium fragrances that do the flower and its beautiful, delicate but wild aroma justice? May 22, 2023 at 2:08pm Reply

    • Anne: I feel like I’m giving Diptyque responses to everything! Ha. But they have a scent called Geranium Odorata that you might like. May 23, 2023 at 12:12am Reply

      • Kelly O’Neill: Thank you Anne! I just placed an order for two samples of geranium fragrances from Lucky Scent:
        1. Love Kills
        2. Ligea La Sirena
        They don’t carry Diptyque (or at least they didn’t have Geranium Odorata) but I’ve read about it in a few places so will be tracking down a sample of it, too. Thanks so much! May 23, 2023 at 6:06pm Reply

        • Anne: You’re welcome! And just FYI… if you order from Diptyque’s website, they will send a small sample along with your purchase so that you can try it out before you buy 🙂 Enjoy your samples! May 24, 2023 at 1:43am Reply

          • Anne: Sorry. I meant “…try it before you open the bottle.” May 24, 2023 at 1:44am Reply

    • Anne: Hello again! I just got a notification that Diptyque has a lemongrass and geranium body spray for summer. Thought I’d mention it! June 5, 2023 at 11:03am Reply

  • Noemi: It’s spring in Virginia, which means magnolias. Even though I am moving to the north, the scent of these creamy lemon petals will come with me to mapleland. Eau De Magnolia by Edition de Parfums Frederic Malle may be a good option. For the everyday, I am using Gentlewoman by Juliette Has a Gun for its almond crunchiness and safe for work tone. May 22, 2023 at 2:11pm Reply

  • hera: I am in search of a perfume that smells exactly like rosewater. I tried several perfumes with rose notes like MFK A la rose, Prada infusion rose, even though i love these, they are not what I am looking for. The closest that comes what I am searching would be Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater which is difficult to get. Thank you !! May 22, 2023 at 2:18pm Reply

    • Nina Z: Maybe Jo Malone Red Roses? May 22, 2023 at 2:47pm Reply

    • Anne: I loved C&E Rosewater and I miss it so!

      I just bought the *lotion* version of Diptyque’s Eau Rose. It’s nice and rosy (to my nose!) but more delicate and not as potent as the eau de toilette. May 22, 2023 at 4:04pm Reply

    • AndreaR: Perhaps Diptyque’s Eau Rose? May 22, 2023 at 6:19pm Reply

    • Perfumatrix: Try Tea Rose by Perfumer’s Workshop, or Stella by Stella McCartney (the EDT, not the EDP, which is heavier). May 22, 2023 at 9:59pm Reply

    • hera: thank you for all the recommendations, i will check these out. May 24, 2023 at 1:52pm Reply

    • OnWingsofSaffron: Incense Water by Sana Jardin. The name is a misnomer: no incense in sight (sniff), yet rose water! May 28, 2023 at 9:23am Reply

    • rose: Hi, I have just read a reviewer on Fragrantica describing Mancera Paris :Roses Greedy, as smelling like rose water . Hope this helps. June 13, 2023 at 10:51am Reply

    • Muireann: Paul Smith Rose is like Tea Rose, but smoother and more rosewater-like. It’s fairly inexpensive too – discontinued by widely available on discounter websites June 26, 2023 at 9:38am Reply

  • Cookie Queen: Hiram Green‘s LUSTRE. Not sure if it’s available any more. May 22, 2023 at 2:37pm Reply

    • Hamamelis: Just skimming the comments on a sunny Greek morning (because much needed holiday) and then reading yours: big smile on my face. Yesterday evening I wore Rozy VdE, my husband asked what are you wearing..? It is so good! Then I told him a bit about Vero and you. Sending big hugs!

      Lustre is discontinued. May 23, 2023 at 1:18am Reply

  • Connie Hill: I am just wondering when the “pros” are going to answer these requests. Curiously waiting….. May 22, 2023 at 3:13pm Reply

  • Debi Sen Gupta: Any alternative suggestions to Tom ford’s bitter peach? I really liked the sample but it’s too expensive for me. May 22, 2023 at 3:42pm Reply

    • OnWingsofSaffron: I don’t know this TF scent. Yet if it is peachy, why not Keiko Mecheri’s “Peau de Pêche” (Peach Skin)? May 28, 2023 at 12:21pm Reply

  • Andrew: I’m building myself a fragrance wardrobe and I am looking to try a “green” fragrance this summer. I think I’ve narrowed it down to Chanel No 19 or Frederic Malle Synthetic Jungle. Which would you recommend? Any other greens you’d suggest?

    Also feel free to name some other fragrance wardrobe suggestions. My collection currently includes Kiehl’s Musk, Guerlain Vetiver, PG Cologne du Grand Siecle, Comme des Garcons Hinoki, Miller Harris Figue Amere, and Diptyque Eau Rose, along with a bunch of different samples. Thanks! May 22, 2023 at 8:09pm Reply

    • Anne: Try out the new Diptyque fragrance Eau Nabati. They describe it as a summer scent (it’s a little potent for me, for summer, but that’s me!). Something about it reminds me of Chanel no. 19. Probably the bergamot note, but both also share a woodiness. May 23, 2023 at 12:08am Reply

      • Judith Rosenberg: Hi Anne,
        I would suggest trying Diptyque’s Vetiver
        and the solid perfume version of Philosyskos for a green fragrance. May 23, 2023 at 9:48am Reply

        • Andrew: Thank you both! By coincidence I just got a sample of Philosykos in EDT, so we’ll see how that goes. And the next time I’m in a Diptyque store, I’ll try Nabati. May 25, 2023 at 10:39pm Reply

    • John Luna: I am not familiar with all of the compositions in your collection, but if you do not have anything in the way of a ‘green fig leaf’-oriented fragrance, you might try Diptyque’s Philosykos… I think that the EDT is light enough for summer wearing and find the milky qualities of the fig note very soothing in warm weather.
      On a different note, I’d also recommend sampling Creed’s Original Vetiver, provided you don’t mind mixing some soapiness in with your greens. It is a very different animal from Guerlain’s Vetiver.
      Finally (on a very different note), though it’s very much a floral as well as a green, Naomi Goodsir’s Nuit de Bakélite brings a very multifaceted array of green notes to the fore — quite mesmerizing. Good luck! May 23, 2023 at 2:47am Reply

      • Andrew: Hey John!

        By sheer coincidence I just got a sample of Philosykos EDT. I tried it the other day, but it didn’t seem to last on me. I will try again though, as it was pleasant.

        You may be onto something with Nuit de Bakelite. Unlike No 19, it comes in a smaller bottle, and I do want to explore more tuberose. Thanks! May 25, 2023 at 10:36pm Reply

    • Neva: Hi Andrew! Please do try Chanel’s Cristalle and Cristalle Eau Verte. They are greener than 19 in my opinion.
      Some other “greens” I like are Nishane’s Wulong Cha (combined with tea), Patricia de Nicolai’s Weekend and Jacomo Silences.
      I hope you’ll find something interesting among them. May 23, 2023 at 4:03am Reply

      • Kimberly: I agree that Cristalle is quite green and full of citrus notes that sparkle. It can be hard to find. I was able to purchase a backup bottle of Cristalle EDT at the Chanel Boutique. It has not been available online in the US for a couple of years now. Cristalle Eau Verte is not near as green in my opinion. It is quite lovely with citrus and magnolia. Goutal’s Heure Exquise is also green. Chanel’s No. 19 is a good choice and I have it in both the EDP & EDT. I prefer the EDP but many others prefer the EDT. Also if you can sample Chanel’s Paris-Deauville you might like it. It is quite green to my nose. May 23, 2023 at 9:54am Reply

      • Andrew: I’ve actually been looking for a tea scent too! And I originally thought Nishane was out of my price range, but I recently found a bottle for cheaper online. Maybe it’s a sign that a blind buy is in order. Thanks, Neva! May 25, 2023 at 10:43pm Reply

    • Aurora: And I will add Jean-Louis Scherrer, try both the EDT and the EDP (a little more difficult to find) but if you can’t the EDT is excellent anyway. May 23, 2023 at 11:34am Reply

      • Caroline: Seconding Aurora. May 23, 2023 at 2:16pm Reply

      • Andrew: AND it’s cheap on! (Anyone shop there? Is it a good place to buy fragrances?) Thank you Aurora and Caroline! May 25, 2023 at 10:46pm Reply

        • Caroline: Perfectly valid site for fragrance purchases. It’s been a few years since I purchased my bottle–can’t recall where I shopped, but def online. May 26, 2023 at 10:51am Reply

          • Andrew: While I’m at it, are there any other discount fragrance shops you’d recommend? May 27, 2023 at 7:58pm Reply

    • Anu: Hello Andrew,
      I have not tried Synthetic Jungle, but would highly recommend Chanel No 19. I have both EDT and parfum and love them. Jacomo Silences and Annick Goutal Heure Excuise are similar to No 19. Some other greens that I enjoy are Parfums D’Empire Corsica Furiosa, Eris Parfums Green Spell, Givenchy III, Estee Lauder Private Collection, Balmain Vent Vert, Calvin Klein Truth. Happy “Green” perfume hunting May 23, 2023 at 1:45pm Reply

      • Andrew: Thanks Anu!

        I could not get into Private Collection, but Jacomo Silences sounds intriguing. If I do end up with No 19, would there be one version you’d recommend over another? May 27, 2023 at 8:01pm Reply

    • Kelly O’Neill: An absolutely beautiful soft green I highly recommend trying is “Angeliques Sous La Pluie by Jean-Claude Ellena for Frederic Malle. It’s a cashmere sweater of gentle cedar, moss, angelique… understated like a gentle breeze that lifts your spirit. May 23, 2023 at 6:15pm Reply

      • Andrew: Based off of what I read, it sounds like an elegant, summer rain of a fragrance. I want to try it now Thanks! May 27, 2023 at 8:05pm Reply

      • ninuchka: I like this, too, though it’s more gin & tonic to me. June 28, 2023 at 3:54pm Reply

    • Roxann: Green Spell by Eris. Everina by Ormonde Jayne. Carthusia has some lovely green fragrances as well. Essence of the Park comes to mind and others are escaping my brain at the moment. May 24, 2023 at 7:48pm Reply

      • Andrew: You might me onto something with Carthusia. I had never heard of this brand, but between their smaller bottles, heritage and price point, I’m intrigued. Thank you, Roxann! May 27, 2023 at 8:15pm Reply

        • Roxann: You’re welcome. If you are in the USA, The Perfume House in Portland OR carries this line. You have to call as they never update their website. May 28, 2023 at 1:23pm Reply

    • OnWingsofSaffron: In my opinion, the two—No 19 and Synthetic Jungle—are not really similar. No 19 is pure Chanel, the slightly haughty yet très elegant classical French perfume. Yes galbanum, but also vetiver, iris etc.
      The new Malle scent is different: tons of galbanum and hyacinth. I find it very magnified but actually not in a ghastly “synthetic” way (no toxic woody amber, thank God!). It is more like vintage Vent Vert or the Jean Louis Scherrer. I like it very much—but beware: it is BIG! May 28, 2023 at 12:31pm Reply

    • ninuchka: Greens, especially green floral chypres, are my favorite genre. I recommend Niki de St Phalle (original), vintage Miss Dior, Givenchy III, Audace, Verte Pour Madame, Antonia, and Nasomatto Absinth. June 28, 2023 at 3:57pm Reply

  • Barbara: Carole-
    I would love to know how to find Je Reviens parfum that is still being produced!!!! Do you know if it is available in the US? May 22, 2023 at 9:13pm Reply

    • Perfumatrix: Je Reviens is available in the US on the usual grey market large perfume retailers (I don’t think I can mention them here). I have tried some vintage bottles that have turned and aren’t fit to scent a taxicab, so I am rather wary about trying the new formulation. I actually wore it as a teenager a few decades ago (round bottle with stars, or the old rectangular sprays). There are some nice bottle designs for older Je Reviens.

      Has anyone tried the current reformulation? May 22, 2023 at 10:05pm Reply

      • Aurora: Hi: yes, I have the current parfum purchased in the UK where I am and enjoy it, I’m sorry the vintage you tried wasn’t fit to wear, I also have vintage in good shape. May 23, 2023 at 11:49am Reply

    • Aurora: Hi Barbara, I acquired the current Je Reviens parfum on Amazon but it is as I live in the UK. I enjoy this concentrated version very much. In the US maybe try the grey market sites, and FragranceX and from Canada, save a search on ebay too. May 23, 2023 at 11:45am Reply

    • carole macleod: Hi, Barbara,

      I bought mine from Fragrance Net (not affiliated) March 2022. Prices have gone up quite a bit-I paid $41.90 CDN for a 15 ml bottle of parfum, and I bought the EDP, called Je Reviens Couture, which was 100 ml for $40 CDN. Prices are much higher now-I checked, and the 15 ml parfum is $75.56 CDN, and the Couture is sold out. I hope you get to try it-it’s pretty special, to me. Love the narcissus note! May 23, 2023 at 4:11pm Reply

  • Perfumatrix: Does anyone know a good rose-and-clove-dominant fragrance?

    The combination is surprisingly workable–I have a roll-on oil that is becoming a favourite, but it is more of an aromatherapy kind of scent, and I wondered if anyone does this combination in more haute perfumery. May 22, 2023 at 10:07pm Reply

    • Aurora: Hello, yes, I believe, often, the clove is referred to as carnation in perfumery, I know Floris White Rose and Caron Bellodgia (discontinued) with both rose and carnation, the problem is the use of eugenol from clove is now heavily restricted. May 23, 2023 at 12:10pm Reply

    • Nina Z: I was also going to say Caron Bellodgia. See if you can track down some vintage Bellodgia because it’s much better than the modern stuff. And this may seem obvious, but have you tried the original YSL Opium and maybe even Cinnabar? May 23, 2023 at 7:56pm Reply

      • Nina Z: Oh, also the very first Diptyque fragrance L’Eau, which you can only buy at the Diptyque shops is a spicy rose with clove and other spices. Now that I think of it, this might be the closest to what you’re looking for. May 23, 2023 at 8:03pm Reply

      • Perfumatrix: Thanks for your suggestions, Nina! I wear both Opium and Cinnabar (I was young when they came out–young, I tells ya!). But when I say rose and clove, I meant, where those two scents alone dominate.

        Opium and Cinnabar are spicy orientals with 50+ different flowers and spices (or chemicals representing them–ah, the 80s, when too much was never enough!)

        As far as carnation goes, I own an excellent carnation soliflore from Southern Esscents. (Truly, deeply good; the perfumer knows what she is doing. On Etsy. The only decent carnation soliflore other than Hove’ Parfumeur’s.) There is a difference between carnation and clove in scent, at least to my nose. They are different in the same way that liquorice and anise are different, though there are some superficial similarities to be sure.

        Caron Bellodgia is a good place to start with these notes . . . however, it is not a clove/rose scent as such (it is a carnation scent as far as I know), and is also almost impossible to source in the States for anything like a reasonable price.

        I am seeking Clove and Rose, if possible, not “carnation and rose and 50 other flowers and spices.” I hope this clarifies what I am looking for! And thanks for your help. May 24, 2023 at 6:02am Reply

        • Nina Zolotow: Thanks for the clarification! I did check the notes on the perfumes I mentioned and they all do actually have clove in them, but I get that you want a more distinctly rose and clove perfume. For that, the closest I could think of would be the Diptyque L’Eau, which doesn’t have that typical floriental/ambery base that the others have and is really just a spicy rose with clove and other spices. Since no perfume has just two notes, there will always be other notes in the perfume, but the Diptyque does seem less complex than the others. May 24, 2023 at 11:58am Reply

          • Perfumatrix: Many thanks, Nina! May 24, 2023 at 1:01pm Reply

      • Roxann: I believe The Perfume House in Portland Oregon USA still carries Bellogdia. Their website is never updated so you would have to call or e mail. May 24, 2023 at 7:52pm Reply

    • Roxann: Oiellet Louis XV by Oriza l Legrande is a favorite of mine. luckyscent in USA stocks it. Oriza Legrande is having a buy 100 ml get a 50Ml free now. Ends soon though. May 24, 2023 at 7:57pm Reply

  • Eileen: I’m wondering if there are any scents out there with a strong component of linden, as mentioned above…. May 22, 2023 at 10:24pm Reply

    • Aurora: Hi Eileen: There is d’Orsay Vouloir etre ailleurs which is a re-edition of their classic Tilleul. May 23, 2023 at 12:42pm Reply

    • Bexca: I recently bought a travel size of L’Eau qui Enlace from TiL in France. Straight-up linden. May 28, 2023 at 12:03pm Reply

    • Lerylam: Heeley l’amandiere is is very much a linden scent June 22, 2023 at 4:52pm Reply

  • Cassandra: Sounds lovely! I’ll add it to my list. My only encounter with Parfum d’Empire so far is with Ambre Russe. Unfortunately, the vodka note sang louder on my skin than even the amber. It made for a few quirked eyebrows at work the day I sampled it. May 23, 2023 at 9:21am Reply

  • Stacey Shinkel: Hi there,
    Any recommendations for a beachy coconut-y scent? I like the scent from OUAI called St. Bart’s but they actually don’t have a perfume yet, just a shower gel, scrub, lotion and air freshener. The notes of that scent are below. Any suggestions for a similar perfume? Thanks!

    Orange Oil, Ocean Breeze Accord, Dragon Fruit

    Baltic Amber, Musk

    Orange Blossom, Sampaguita, Tuberose May 23, 2023 at 1:30pm Reply

  • Michele Brown: I would like to know what any of you think about Guerlain’s “Harvest.” I love the House of Guerlain, but haven’t found this one. I am always drawn to them. Victoria, please do your critique on some of the newer scents out there because I miss them so much and I’m sure others do as well. 🌞😊 May 23, 2023 at 3:54pm Reply

    • deb: yes! Victoria I miss your reviews 😌 May 24, 2023 at 10:33am Reply

    • hera: I tried Rosa Rossa Harvest and compared to the original, i found it less rosey, smelled mostly the litchi note which I am not crazy about. It is an edt if I am not mistaken and doesn’t last long, i really prefer the original. May 24, 2023 at 2:02pm Reply

  • Susan: This is an extremely long shot. Back in the 1980s, Catherine Deneuve had her own fragrance. In spite of winning the FiFi award in 1987, it was discontinued because of poor marketing. If there’s anyone who knows of a similar fragrance to Deneuve, please let me know. I adored it and have never found anything to equal it. (Mind you, this has not stopped me from buying about 30 other fragrances… *eye roll*) May 25, 2023 at 2:31am Reply

    • ninuchka: I recently received a decant from a perfume friend…it is lovely. My favorite DSH perfume, Verte Pour Madame, also d/c, is sometimes compared to Deneuve, but it’s not nearly as aldehydic or floral, to my nose. That said, I would check out Dawn’s work as she offers many beautiful “retro” scents. June 28, 2023 at 3:52pm Reply

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