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Floral/woodsy fragrance for 20-something?

I've been searching for over 1 year now to replace this bottle of discontinued aerie perfume - I received it as a Christmas gift years ago and it's been the only perfume I've really loved and been able to wear consistently - it's very light and I know it doesn't overwhelm those working nearby, etc. Notes I remember from this perfume were freesia and musk (there may have been a citrus in there as well).


I hate walking through perfume departments in stores because the smells overwhelm me (& often cause me to sneeze) and so do most perfumes. I don't know much about notes, but I do know that:

  • sandalwood seems to be the one that irritates my nose the most
  • I don't like powdery scents (smells like my grandma - comforting, but not how I want to smell)
  • I don't like anything overly sweet

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!!

Anonymous Insider

Re: Floral/woodsy fragrance for 20-something?

How about Tom Ford Cafe Rose? It is floral, it is a bit of patchouli, slightly saffron and a bit of sandalwood. I know you don't like sandalwood, but it is not really noticable for me. 

Anonymous Insider

Re: Floral/woodsy fragrance for 20-something?

You can also try out layering English Oak and Hazelnut and English Pear and Fressia from Jo Malone. Making something that fits your likings. 

Re: Floral/woodsy fragrance for 20-something?

Some fragrances with freesia that you might like are

I'd also recommend testing scents by Tocca, Jo Malone and Atelier Cologne.

Re: Floral/woodsy fragrance for 20-something?

Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue

Kat Von D Saint


Be sure to go test in store first

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