Posted on September 26, 2012

Perfume Guide Woman


For several years, I’ve used  4 to 5 perfumes between summer and winter and depending on my mood and condition. My regular fragrances are: Coco by Chanel, Jil Sander No 3, Paloma Picasso, Y by Yves Saint Laurent and Eau de Merveilles by Hérmes.

Sometimes I feel like trying a new scent. Then I go to the perfumery and  the same thing will  happening again:

The sales assistant will ask: Which scent do you usually use (don’t forget my list above), so I can suggest you something in the same direction. Great, I think – she obviously knows her stuff on fragrances! From all the proposals (Chanel Allure, Alien by Thierry Mugler, Jean Paul Gaultier Classique) of the sales lady, no perfume hits my taste and doesn’t work out well with my skin. So what I would suggest: If you use one of the perfumes that I use, then you may  like the other fragrances as well. I can  give a little help with this woman perfume guide.

An exotic and resonant scent for women that radiates casual sophistication for any time of the day, Eau Des Merveilles perfume by Hermes is an evocative and spicy choice that will turn heads wherever you go. Introduced by Hermes in 2004, Eau Des Merveilles brings together a rich and thoughtful balance of vetiver, pepper, fragrant woods and citrus for an appealing construction.


Coco by Chanel is a Oriental Spicy fragrance for women. Coco was launched in 1984. The nose behind this fragrance is Jacques Polge. Top notes are coriander, pomegranate blossom, mandarin orange, peach, jasmine and bulgarian rose; middle notes are mimose, cloves, orange blossom, clover and rose; base notes are labdanum, amber, sandalwood, tonka bean, opoponax, civet and vanilla.

Jil Sander Woman III by Jil Sander is a Chypre Floral fragrance for women. Jil Sander Woman III was launched in 1985. Top notes are aldehydes, nutmeg, coriander, orange blossom, bay leaf, pepper, hiacynth, bergamot and brazilian rosewood; middle notes are honey, carnation, tuberose, orris root, jasmine, ylang-ylang, lily-of-the-valley, rose and geranium; base notes are sandalwood, amber, patchouli, musk, benzoin, coconut, vanilla, oakmoss, vetiver and cedar.

Paloma Picasso Perfume created by the design house of paloma picasso in 1984. Green, floral, woody, spicy, mossy and animalic, Paloma PIcasso is feminine in a deep-throated, non-pink wearing, tough lady way. I would argue it’s one of the best chypres ever composed — it’s that complex and beautiful. Top notes: Coriander, rosewood, bergamot, green note, aldehyde Heart notes: Rose, geranium, tuberose, jasmin, lily of the valley, ylang-ylang Base notes: Patchouli, vetiver, amber, musk, civet, benzoin, oakmoss.


Y by Yves Saint Laurent is a Chypre Fruity fragrance for women. Y was launched in 1964. The nose behind this fragrance isJean Amic. Top notes are aldehydes, honeysuckle, gardenia, green notes, peach and mirable plum; middle notes are tuberose, orris root, jasmine, hiacynth, ylang-ylang and bulgarian rose; base notes are sandalwood, amber, patchouli, benzoin, civet, oakmoss, vetiver and styrax.

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