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BIC Fragrance Finder

Are you looking for a new fragrance to try and fall in love with? This thread is for people looking for a signature scent or a new addition to their scent wardrobe.

 

It would help if you have an idea of what you're looking for. If you're not sure how to narrow things down, try asking yourself about

 

  • Notes? Amber, bergamot, jasmine, leather, just name what you like Smiley Happy
  • Type? Looking for something floral, sweet, fresh, spicy, fruity, woody, smoky, aquatic?
  • Vibe? Something sultry, girly, bracing, polished, simple, extravagant, playful?
  • Place? A scent for the office, first date, weekend day wear, something else?
  • Price? Let us know if you have a budget Smiley Happy

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@pocketvenus What a great thread idea! You posted a recommendation to someone for KILIAN - Moonlight in Heaven. 

Then I made the mistake of smelling it and ooomg it smells like heaven! I can’t fathom spending almost $300 on such a small size of perfume though. Do you know of anything that smells similar? It truly smells divine! 

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@GG84 Oh no I wish I didn't see this...I'm reading the description and it's making me crave mango sticky rice 🤤

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@GG84 It’s still quite expensive, but if you are not attached to the bottle/buying through Sephora, Kilian sells refill sets for CA$260. A cheaper option would be Etat Libre’s Fils de Dieu. It’s different for sure but they share notes and a sort-of-not-really tropical gourmand vibe. Fils is less elegant but more fun and easy going Smiley Happy

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Awesome thread, @pocketvenus !

 

Fragrance community, I need your help!  I am obsessed with the scent of Patrick Ta’s Major Glow Body Oil and it reminds me of a perfume I have smelled in the last 6 months, but I cannot place it.

 

If you’ve smelled the body oil, please let me know if it reminds you of a particular perfume because I totally want to douse myself in this scent this summer.  Thank you!💗

 

*I purposely didn’t include the scent notes from the body oil description - I already looked up the notes on Fragantica and it didn’t help. 

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@Tamara76I haven't smelled this oil but others have described it as waffle cone, coconut, caramel. I could try to recommend perfumes that go in this direction?

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Thank you, @pocketvenus !  It does have hints of caramel and actually reminds me of Sol De Janeiro Brazilian Crush Mist or Bum Bum Cream, but there is also a jasmine twist.  The top notes in the oil are jasmine, white musk and saffron.  I am sure I have recently smelled something exactly like this and it is driving me bonkers trying to figure it out!  I’ve been sniffing every fragrance in my house but haven’t pinned it down yet!  I’ll let you know if I do!💗

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@Tamara76 Ohhhhhh okay, bum bum cream I definitely know. You’re also not the first person to make that comparison! A decent perfume dupe I can think of to the bum bum is Comptoir Sud Pacifique Coco Vanille. It’s not as strong as the cream but it has that hit of vanilla cream sweetness. A more floral take would be Clean Reserve’s Solar Bloom. I know the charcoal in the notes pyramid is a little weird, suggesting something very smoky. It’s actually a pretty scent, not at all charred Smiley Happy

 

COMPTOIR SUD PACIFIQUE - Vanille Coco

CLEAN - Reserve Solar Bloom

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Thank you again, @pocketvenus !  I 💗 the Comptoir Sud Pacifique - I have the Vanilla Coco and Banana varieties!

 

I took my daughter on a quest yesterday to Bath & Body Works, The Body Shop, 2 Sephoras, Ulta and Macy’s - We smelled soooo many fragrances, but still couldn’t nail it, although I discovered last night that a combo of Byredo Mojave Ghost mixed with Bum Bum Cream smells almost identical - It may be the magnolia?  Anyway, I’ll let you know if I can find an exact match!💗

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@Tamara76nice! Sometimes layering fragrances is the way to go Smiley Happy Good luck!!

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@pocketvenus I found the scent!!!!   It is “In the Stars” from Bath and Body Works- I totally overlooked this one at first, but it is identical!   I just restocked the body wash, lotion and mist!!  

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@Tamara76yay!!!!!!! So glad you found it, BBW has so many scents!!!!!

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I'm popping in to say I was really looking forward to making fragrance suggestions but now I am quite ill with the flu Smiley Sad I promise I'll be back when I'm on the mend but right now I can't think very clearly!!! Haven't been this sick in many years!!!

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@pocketvenus   Feel better!

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Thanks @Vmaster, feeling better today Smiley Happy

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@pocketvenus I just saw your earlier post and I'm sorry you've been sick! It's no fun at all. I'm glad to hear that you're feeling better, and I hope that continues and you are well again soon <3

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@lachatonThank you! <3 The downside is I can't smell much these days!

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I love this idea, @pocketvenus ! As someone who sucks with fragrance notes, I'm sure this will be super helpful! I've actually been meaning to ask for advice about a perfume. I love fragrances that smell like one specific thing (ex, a specific type of flower, fruit, wood, ect). I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for a perfume that smelled like roses. I prefer rollerballs (they're more budget friendly for someone who wants to try many scents 🙈), but I'm also open to full bottles that are more on the affordable side Smiley Happy thank you! 

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@SpaceLlama 

 

Fragrances that smell of one flower are called soliflores Smiley Happy Some great, affordable rose soliflores are

  • Serge Lutens Sa Majeste La Rose, fresh cut green floral shop rose. If you want something more musky, try La Fille de Berlin which has a hit of violets as well
  • JO MALONE LONDON - Red Roses Cologne, classic bright red roses
  • Diptyque Eau Rose, light fresh rose - try L'Ombre dans L'Eau for something more dramatic
  • STELLA MCCARTNEY - Stella, powdery woody femme rose, should come in a rollerball size too

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Thank you so much, @pocketvenus ! A few of these are at my local Sephora, so I'll go get samples soon Smiley Happy Thanks for the info about soliflores too! I wasn't aware there was a specific name Smiley Happy

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@SpaceLlamayou're very welcome! I hope you find something you really love <3

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