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Following Up on Perfume Post

Back in December I wrote a post about perfume. I meant to follow up with another post after my mom and I discussed it, but as usual I got distracted with other things. You know, like Christmas.

Anyway, what I wanted to touch on was that there are a few classic scents I still think are nice and worth revisiting.

Opium – spicy, exotic, smells especially nice during warm humid weather.

This perfume will always remind me of being on vacation, specifically in theBahamas.

Lauren by Ralph Lauren – sweet yet sophisticated.

Flashback to bars in D.C. dancing to the Go-Gos and Billy Idol drinking Tom Colins’ and gin & tonics.

Chloe – sweet and warm, smells its best after an hour or so.

My 80’s boyfriend had been out with his buddies and for whatever reason they had been cruising the perfume counters at Hecht’s (now Macy’s). One of his friends sprayed this one on before they left for their next destination. Apparently all the guys in the car loved the scent. That sold me right off the bat. If guys like it, I will wear it.

Mom’s picks:

Obsession – This is herBahamasfragrance and she got turned onto it the same time that I bought my Opium. Maybe Santa will bring it next year for Christmas.

Xia Xiang – I don’t know anything about this other than it’s discontinued and hard to find, but my mom likes it so it’s on my list.

As for my mother-in-law, she is one of the many ladies who still like Aliage by Estee Lauder.

Estee Lauder actually discontinued this scent (which was launched in 1972), but the uproar from the fans of the perfume was so great that the company is continuing to manufacture it. Power to the people!

Classic scents purposely left off the list: Emeraude, Youth Dew & Channel No. 5.

Bleck!

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