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Offline MissKatie

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looking for an everyday perfume
« on: September 26, 2018, 05:04:21 pm »
something that isn't too heavy and strong but is definitely noticeable.
I've been playing with the testers at work and i like Ghost daydream but I'm looking for advice :)

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2018, 05:50:22 pm »
For myself, I wear nothing but Chanel No. 5 Eau De Parfum. Expensive, but I am worth it!  :icon_yes:




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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 07:47:57 pm »
Perfume shopping for yourself is a rite of passage, go and have fun.  Try out as many as you can.  I eventually decided on coach.  I love it.  Oh, and decide on a store, then buy on Amazon.  The markup in these stores is crazy!

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2018, 03:04:37 am »
Try some of the collection sets at Sephora. I love Artillery, Clean Reserve, and Replica.  The sets give you an opportunity to try more fragrances at a lesser price.  Have fun!

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 08:13:55 am »
but I'm looking for advice :)

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2018, 09:07:04 am »
My friends gave this perfume several years ago, and I still use it. People say the odor matches naturally so well with me.

https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Guerlain/Aqua-Allegoria-Herba-Fresca-60.html

I have tried several other products, but this one is the best one so far.

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 01:59:17 pm »
My go to fragrance is Viva La Juicy from the Juicy Couture line. 

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2018, 02:01:20 pm »
Calvin Klein Euphoria! Exactly that noticeable, memorable yet not overpowering.

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2018, 02:22:32 pm »
Perfume is a very controversial subject. Use it lightly. You don't want the fragrance to enter the room before you do. I like Opium. But you can peave a lot of people in a very short time if you use too much.
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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2018, 02:33:59 pm »
Re: Dawn's point

Consider the type of fragrance:


Perfume: The perfume you see in the store is not the pure perfume essence and has been diluted. However it is the most concentrated of all the fragrance options and it is the most expensive for this reason. It tends to be slightly oilier and will typically contain 15-40% pure perfume extract. It has a slightly thicker, oilier consistency. It tends to be sold with 'stopper bottles' and not sprays. It is too strong to spray all over (and too expensive).

The percentage of pure perfume extract is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of perfume though. As mentioned there are many essential oils that you wouldn't want to smell like in small doses (spikenard comes to mind). Real musk and ambergris are expensive and not pleasant in their pure form, so whereas a single drop can dramatically increase the price of a perfume, but you wouldn't want more than that single drop, which would be sublime.

Eau de Perfume/(Parfum): This uses the same perfume essence but less of it and more alcohol and water. This means the smell is a bit lighter and usually doesn't last quite as long, but as it is a bit lighter, many find this preferable. It is of course cheaper. Typically there will be 10-20% perfume essence in Eau de Perfume. This perfume might be sold in normal bottles or sprays, but if a spray is used, it shouldn't be just doused all over.

Eau de Toilette: This is lighter still and usually sold in spray bottles. The lightness of it makes it more suitable to spray more liberally, the high alcohol content means it will not last very long. Generally this version is the most advisable to use day to day as it is less intense and even if you do use too much it will lighten up fairly quickly. Typically there will be 4-15% pure perfume essence.

Eau de Cologne: Cologne is an abbreviation of 'eau de Cologne' and is the French word for the city of Köln where a particular scent was first made hence it was a water from Cologne. There are specific blends of fragrances that fall in this particular category of 'eau de cologne', they are very light, fresh and fruity and contain the essential oils, lemon, bergamot, orange and also the absolute neroli. They may also contain the essential oils lavender and rosemary.

These days though, eau de cologne or cologne is also used to determine the most diluted version of the perfume. Typically 2-5%. These are rarely used in expensive perfumes, but tend to be more 'splash' kind of perfumes or fragrances for younger people.

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2018, 03:35:32 pm »
Re: Dawn's point

Consider the type of fragrance:


Perfume: The perfume you see in the store is not the pure perfume essence and has been diluted. However it is the most concentrated of all the fragrance options and it is the most expensive for this reason. It tends to be slightly oilier and will typically contain 15-40% pure perfume extract. It has a slightly thicker, oilier consistency. It tends to be sold with 'stopper bottles' and not sprays. It is too strong to spray all over (and too expensive).

The percentage of pure perfume extract is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of perfume though. As mentioned there are many essential oils that you wouldn't want to smell like in small doses (spikenard comes to mind). Real musk and ambergris are expensive and not pleasant in their pure form, so whereas a single drop can dramatically increase the price of a perfume, but you wouldn't want more than that single drop, which would be sublime.

Eau de Perfume/(Parfum): This uses the same perfume essence but less of it and more alcohol and water. This means the smell is a bit lighter and usually doesn't last quite as long, but as it is a bit lighter, many find this preferable. It is of course cheaper. Typically there will be 10-20% perfume essence in Eau de Perfume. This perfume might be sold in normal bottles or sprays, but if a spray is used, it shouldn't be just doused all over.

Eau de Toilette: This is lighter still and usually sold in spray bottles. The lightness of it makes it more suitable to spray more liberally, the high alcohol content means it will not last very long. Generally this version is the most advisable to use day to day as it is less intense and even if you do use too much it will lighten up fairly quickly. Typically there will be 4-15% pure perfume essence.

Eau de Cologne: Cologne is an abbreviation of 'eau de Cologne' and is the French word for the city of Köln where a particular scent was first made hence it was a water from Cologne. There are specific blends of fragrances that fall in this particular category of 'eau de cologne', they are very light, fresh and fruity and contain the essential oils, lemon, bergamot, orange and also the absolute neroli. They may also contain the essential oils lavender and rosemary.

These days though, eau de cologne or cologne is also used to determine the most diluted version of the perfume. Typically 2-5%. These are rarely used in expensive perfumes, but tend to be more 'splash' kind of perfumes or fragrances for younger people.


Thank you for that information randim!   It makes a lot of scents!

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2019, 04:32:55 pm »
To anyone early in their early stages of transition: don’t go for strong scents! I would go for a floral or citrusy feminine scent and spray lightly.

Personally, I think every woman should wear fragrance if they leave their house. No matter if you’re going to school, work or for a walk in the park. Only exception is going to the gym.

Follow the perfume etiquette. Yes, ladies, there is one.
You can find many of them online, I recommend looking up “The Rules of Fragrance Etiquette” on YouTube by Coveteur.



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For starters in their early transition, I would recommend these two from own experience:

• DKNY Pure by Donna Karan EDP
• Miss Dior - Blooming Bouquet by Dior EDT
The main accord in both perfumes is floral. You can usually never go wrong with a floral smell as the rose embraces your femininity.



* My signature perfume *
• Love by Kilian EDP



I love Love by Kilian so much that I never go without an extra backup. I have been using it every day for the last years.


Remember, every perfume has its own story, for some it brings back nostalgia. Most importantly, wear the scent you feel drawn to.

Fragrantica.com is a forum dedicated to perfumes and has dozens of great reviews with a great range of almost every perfume out there.

 
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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2019, 04:18:18 am »
      I've noticed a resurgence of Patchouli oil use, something that was very popular in the 60's and 70's. It has been around for hundreds of years, is 100% natural and does not contain the harmful ingredients that a lot of other modern formulations possess.

Standard equipment for all hippie or gypsie girls the basic oil bottle is not fancy looks like this:


       Also an effective antidote to smelly motor oil grease I still have some in my garage toolbox, of all places, which I purchased in Rome years ago!
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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2019, 06:22:32 am »
I favor Bombshell by Victoria's Secret and I also really like Clinique's In Bloom.

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2019, 06:52:42 am »
You can try some lemon verbena, as a perfume, bath soap, air diffuser oil, and so on.

See if you like the scent before buying any.  There are a number of brands.

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #15 on: June 22, 2019, 07:28:45 am »
This is something I learned from an old witch long ago.  It isnt a perfume reccomendation but a perfume enhancer.  After applying perfume put a single drop of gasoline on your pants leg or sock or something like that.  It isnt super pungent, suppossed to be undetectable or barely detectable.  It drives men WILD!

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2019, 03:46:48 pm »
Re: Dawn's point

Consider the type of fragrance:


Perfume: The perfume you see in the store is not the pure perfume essence and has been diluted. However it is the most concentrated of all the fragrance options and it is the most expensive for this reason. It tends to be slightly oilier and will typically contain 15-40% pure perfume extract. It has a slightly thicker, oilier consistency. It tends to be sold with 'stopper bottles' and not sprays. It is too strong to spray all over (and too expensive).

The percentage of pure perfume extract is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of perfume though. As mentioned there are many essential oils that you wouldn't want to smell like in small doses (spikenard comes to mind). Real musk and ambergris are expensive and not pleasant in their pure form, so whereas a single drop can dramatically increase the price of a perfume, but you wouldn't want more than that single drop, which would be sublime.

Eau de Perfume/(Parfum): This uses the same perfume essence but less of it and more alcohol and water. This means the smell is a bit lighter and usually doesn't last quite as long, but as it is a bit lighter, many find this preferable. It is of course cheaper. Typically there will be 10-20% perfume essence in Eau de Perfume. This perfume might be sold in normal bottles or sprays, but if a spray is used, it shouldn't be just doused all over.

Eau de Toilette: This is lighter still and usually sold in spray bottles. The lightness of it makes it more suitable to spray more liberally, the high alcohol content means it will not last very long. Generally this version is the most advisable to use day to day as it is less intense and even if you do use too much it will lighten up fairly quickly. Typically there will be 4-15% pure perfume essence.

Eau de Cologne: Cologne is an abbreviation of 'eau de Cologne' and is the French word for the city of Köln where a particular scent was first made hence it was a water from Cologne. There are specific blends of fragrances that fall in this particular category of 'eau de cologne', they are very light, fresh and fruity and contain the essential oils, lemon, bergamot, orange and also the absolute neroli. They may also contain the essential oils lavender and rosemary.

These days though, eau de cologne or cologne is also used to determine the most diluted version of the perfume. Typically 2-5%. These are rarely used in expensive perfumes, but tend to be more 'splash' kind of perfumes or fragrances for younger people.
Great information. I want aware of most of it. Thanks for posting.

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2019, 06:04:22 am »
Cool thread.

It strikes me that wearing/shopping for perfume is another way I can 'dabble' easily and with 'low risk' in exploring my feminine side without too much chance of me messing up.

Might have to go shopping soon :)

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #18 on: August 05, 2019, 03:22:09 pm »
Calvin Klein Euphoria! Exactly that noticeable, memorable yet not overpowering.
I use this as well, it is subtle enough to get away with in Male attire but lets me know I am wearing perfume rather than cologne.

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Re: looking for an everyday perfume
« Reply #19 on: August 05, 2019, 04:22:46 pm »
The fragrance of Moonflower (the plant) is dang near orgasmic.

The Body Shop used to carry a fragrance line called The Spirit of Moonflower and it was close. I purchased it several times at the retail store until one day I was told it had been discontinued.☹️

It appears that you can still find it online.

These days I have on my dresser:
Shalimar by Guerlain. A classic scent, terribly expensive. Drives men wild, if you're into that.
Gardenia by Elizabeth Taylor, next best thing to Moonflower.
Jessica McClintock by Jessica McClintock. This fragrance, more than any other, has other women asking me, What is that scent you're wearing?
Intimate by Jean Philippe. I just purchased this for the first time since ~1971. (Yes, I'm that old!😱) It is still quite pleasant. I'm thinking of making this my everyday scent.
L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain. Pleasant, but not one of my top picks.
Wind Song dusting powder by Prince Matchabelli
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