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Author Topic: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?  (Read 8296 times)

Styyna

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2013, 09:18:42 AM »
Donnachloe - Are you referring to Sung by Alfred Sung? I remember wearing that back in the '80s or thereabouts and quite enjoying it. Then I think my body chemistry or the formulation changed because it suddenly was too cloying for me. What a loss that was.
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Thanna

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #16 on: January 02, 2013, 07:47:56 PM »
The Sung perfume in the original formulation that was made in the 1980's.  I have never found a perfume that smelled as good on me and elicited as many comments before or since.  And I am a perfume junkie!
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Donnachloe

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2013, 12:46:43 AM »
Yes, this was Alfred Sung.  It was reformulated and what you get now is just an echo of the great juice that it used to be.  So many perfumes have been reformulated; it's very disappointing not to have those fragrances now.
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Styyna

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2013, 06:35:35 AM »
Donnachloe - reformulation is a real bummer, isn't it? These days I can't tell whether scents don't smell the same on me due to my body changes or due to reformulation. Either way, I'm having a difficult time finding something that I like.
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Donnachloe

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2013, 02:38:07 PM »
So am I.  I want a new signature fragrance, the way that Sung was for me, but I just haven't found it yet.  The closest I've come is Jasmin Noir by Bulgari, but it doesn't really have good staying power. I do like Creed's Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie (so expensive with the cheapest bottle being 240.00 of any of the colognes, perfumes, etc.), but I've only been trying it in a decant. Right now I'm "fragrance hopping."
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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2013, 07:10:43 AM »
I do not know if I have a favorite scent anymore. I used to love some of the Estee Lauder fragrances but I do not know if they are reformulating some of my old favorites or its a quality control issue but some do not smell the same. Also because of what I have to do job wise I have to forgo wearing most everyday scents. Right now looking into solid perfumes and soaps body lotions that leave a LIGHT scent maybe only I can smell. I prefer earthy type (woodsy,unisex) of fragrances especially in cooler weather.
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sashamy

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #21 on: January 14, 2013, 02:50:17 PM »
Diorissimo used to be my signature fragrance until Dior discontinued it. I then switched to Calyx by Prescriptives, but use it sparingly because I feel it is a little strong, but very longlasting. Surprisingly, men quite often ask me what scent I use and where can they buy it for their girlfriends/wives.

milla

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #22 on: January 14, 2013, 04:30:57 PM »
Diorissimo discontinued? Since when? I am sure I have seen it in the shops recently! I used to love Diorissimo some 20 years ago and I still love it but I cannot wear it.
At the moment I am loving Narciso Rodriguez  'For Her'.

sashamy

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #23 on: January 14, 2013, 09:09:13 PM »
Diorissimo discontinued? Since when? I am sure I have seen it in the shops recently! I used to love Diorissimo some 20 years ago and I still love it but I cannot wear it.
At the moment I am loving Narciso Rodriguez  'For Her'.

I should have said, reformulated, not discontinued. Dior was bought out in the 1990s and The current fragrance is not the one I remember using in the 1970s and 1980s.

milla

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #24 on: January 15, 2013, 12:18:33 PM »
I hate it when they reformulate scents! Can't think of anything that got better....

Styyna

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #25 on: January 15, 2013, 12:29:40 PM »
I hate it when they reformulate scents! Can't think of anything that got better....

This is so true! Why don't they rename the reformulations instead of trying to pass them off as the same thing?
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anne

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2013, 03:37:35 AM »
I hate it when they reformulate scents! Can't think of anything that got better....

This is so true! Why don't they rename the reformulations instead of trying to pass them off as the same thing?

 :ditto: :sigh:

What a disappointment it is to find one of the old favorites is now something else altogether. Why on earth do they not change the name?? They should at least put a huge red sticker on the bottle saying "Warning! Reformulated!".

Still missing my Lumiere by Rochas, for example.
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makinalist

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #27 on: January 17, 2013, 12:50:16 AM »
At the moment I am loving Narciso Rodriguez  'For Her'.
Do you have the EDT or EDP?  (Sorry if you already told us this...)
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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #28 on: January 17, 2013, 10:27:12 AM »
I just bought a body spray (I guess you could call it that) at Ulta in a gardenia scent and love that. It is not overpowering which is what I love nowadays and seems to have staying power. It is Ulta's own label. I did not look at any other ones as I fell in love with this one and bought it immediately.

I also love Avon's Naturals body spray in cucumber melon for the summer as this is a very very light scent.

I reserve all my perfumes now for going out in the evenings and the body sprays for everyday.

makinalist

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Re: If you could name just one fragrance as The Best, what would it be?
« Reply #29 on: January 17, 2013, 10:40:22 AM »
I am amazed that you found body sprays that actually last!  I love them in the summer but wish they would last longer on me.  Maybe I'll try Ulta's next time -- thanks.
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