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I generally don't wear fragrance to work, but I have it handy at work and at home to put on for other occasions. In ordering of declining usage:

 

Michael (Kors) -- I use this almost all the time I wear a fragrance. It works as well during the summer as during the winter; it's developed, without being too harsh.

 

La Baiser, Lalique -- Nice visual presentation in my bathroom -- A medium pink color in a see-through glass container depicting a couple locked in a kiss. Fragrance is rose-driven, but more subtle than most rose-based fragrances.

 

Gardenia, Chanel -- A bit more for the summertime. A number of years ago, I would wear Byblos in the summertime, but that fragrance has been discontinued.

 

Yellow-Colored Bulgari -- Again a fragrance for the summertime.

 

Paris, YSL -- Rather stark, but a fragrance I used to like to wear. I wear this less than once every quarter now.

 

For workdays, I use one of two bath gels that have a faint scent likely detectable only by me:

 

Hesperides Bath Gel, Fresh (smells like grapefruit)

Lychee Bath Gel, Fresh

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I love fragrance and enjoy wearing it all of the time too. I love many of the ones listed by cabrales. :)

 

Depends on season and mood. Some will take me back and remember something about a time, a person, a place. For instance, I was wearing Fidji by Guy Laroche when I did travel to Fiji and it broke in my suitcase; the old, now defunct Ralph Lauren Tuxedo reminds me of time spent in Seattle on weekends (my Father's airline employee standby tickets I was lucky to use) during undergrad while my Grandfather was hospitalised and there for cancer treatments; Chanel No. 5 will forever remind me of my dear Grandmother; Lanvin's My Sin of my Mother and Coco reminds me of a good friend during the festive Holiday Season.

 

I found a new one that I'll be trying out this week -- one from Beverly Hills called Bijan. Cool shaped bottle.

 

Men's fragrances are also powerful reminders of those that wore them too. My old roomie in Alaska loved the citrusy Adidas Sport for Men. I'd get up in the morning to find the house awash with that fragrance as he hurried out the door to the office.

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Fragrance.

 

I too love it. And to me, nothing smells quite so good in the morning as a man freshly-doused with some sort of wonderful manly scent.

 

I wear fragrance much of the time. Except never at that one place where most women (even if they never wear it otherwise) seem compelled to slap it on with a particularly heavy hand, and that's to the theater. I never wear it when I know I am going to be seated someplace with reserved seating, so that if the people next to me don't care for it, or are allergic, they cannot move.

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Kate Spade has a nice scent, which I discovered in Sephora recently.

 

I rotate five colognes during the week, and keep one for special occasions, and one for those flamboyant moments. Seven altogether, apparently. Hugo, Fahrenheit and Boucheron are the survivors; the others tend to get changed around.

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La Baiser, Lalique -- Nice visual presentation in my bathroom -- A medium pink color in a see-through glass container depicting a couple locked in a kiss. Fragrance is rose-driven, but more subtle than most rose-based fragrances.

I am very interested in Lalique fragrances at the moment. Are they only available in the US?

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I'm a bit sensitive to scents, so I don't usually go for anything stronger than my soap. On special occasions though, I'll wear a little CKOne.

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La Baiser, Lalique -- Nice visual presentation in my bathroom -- A medium pink color in a see-through glass container depicting a couple locked in a kiss. Fragrance is rose-driven, but more subtle than most rose-based fragrances.

I am very interested in Lalique fragrances at the moment. Are they only available in the US?

No they are available everywhere.

 

For example, in Paris, at the Lalique stores (one is in the Carousel du Louvre, another I believe is on the road linking Rue de Rivoli and Place de la Madelaine) I've bought some of this.

 

I also believe Harrods in London carries some Lalique fragrances.

 

There are also limited edition collectible Lalique "full" crystal bottles that are 400 euro+.

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I think there's a Lalique shop roughly at the point where New Bond Street becomes Old Bond Street, too.

 

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