Sunday, August 31, 2008

Information that would have been useful to me YESTERDAY


Eric and I were in Nordstrom yesterday and, like the fragrance ho that I am, I stopped to sample the essential oil perfumes from L'Occitane. I particularly liked the Lavender Eau de la Recolte Bleue and had Eric come over to smell it on my wrist. "Doesn't that smell great?" I said. "Hmmm," he replied, "I really don't like vanilla perfumes." Turns out he was smelling a little higher up on my arm, where I had applied my perfume. Which I've been wearing daily for a good 6 months. Which is Aquolina's Pink Sugar, a vanilla based perfume. So he's been hating how I smell for the past 6 months and never said anything. That's a considerate man for you - if I don't like his aftershave/cologne I protest loudly and then buy him something *I* like. So I guess I'm in the market for a new signature fragrance - something not vanilla based. Any suggestions?

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  1. This is my new favorite perfume, They sell it at dillards, so you could go see if you like it. I think it smells SOOOOO good.
    http://www.valentineperfume.com/Ed-Hardy-Perfume-for-women-1.7-oz-Eau-De-Parfum-Spray-p-25087.html

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  2. I'm not a perfume person at all, but my hubby's favorite for me is Happy by Clinique.

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  4. I LOVE more than anything in the world the Tony and Tina Vibrational Remedy Fragrance. Seriously, it smells amazing,and is supposed to enlighten your senses. http://www.amazon.com/Tony-Tina-Vibrational-Fragrance-Toilette/dp/B0002DKPVE

    Seriously favorite of all times.

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  5. I wish I could help you but I don't wear perfume!

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  6. I'm with Tib - I don't do well with "smelly good" stuff. My hubby did buy me some Oxygene (sp?) once that he liked.

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  7. Unfortuntely, I bought a cologne for Kelly for Christmas that I hate. It smelled so different from what he usually wears that I bought it. ONly later did I realize I can't stand it. But how can I tell him that when I bought it myself???

    My favorites are "Alabaster" from Banana Republic (kind of rosey and woody) and "In Love Again" by Yves Saint Laurant, which is grapefruity and light.

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  8. Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I have some sniffing to do.

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