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Perfumes: The Guide Keeps You From Making A Stink - 5 Of You Will Win The Book

April 25, 2008 by Bryn
shefinds | Style

Ever try a perfume on in the store, love it, buy it, and take it home only to discover that after wearing it around it makes you nauseous? Or worse yet, you get perfume from Grandma that smells like air freshener and have to wear it every time you go and visit? Maybe if you and Granny had taken some advice from perfume experts Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, you could have steered away from those icky scents. These two have devoted their time to sniffing hundreds of fragrances and figuring out the best and worst of the bunch.

And now they've come out with a fabulous book, Perfumes: The Guide to share with you their finds. Perfumes: The Guide, mentioned in Thursday's NY Times Style Section, not only rates fragrances, but gives you info on top questions about perfumes, such as the difference between perfume and eau de toilette and how long you should keep your fragrance before it goes bad.

And now we've got some exclusive expert advice from the fragrance connoisseurs themselves! Below are Luca and Tania's picks for the perfect perfumes for those oh-so-important occasions.  And along with their expert advice, we are giving away copies of Perfumes: The Guide to 5 lucky readers. In order to be considered, you have to write to us in the comments section and share with us your favorite fragrance and why. The winners will receive a copy of the book.

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The office: When you go into work, you don't want to overwhelm your colleagues. Chanel's Cristalle is a light, fresh, floral scent that won't walk into the room before you do.
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First date: For a first date, you want to be flirty, mysterious, and a little bit sexy. Bois de Voilette by Serge Lutens bottles all three perfectly in a light cedar fragrance.
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Exotic Weekend Getaway: Escape the everyday with Osmanthus by the Different Company. Hints of apricots, blossoms, and musk will whisk you away to foreign lands, even if your passport remains unstamped.
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Everday: Even if your lounging around on a lazy Sunday afternoon, you still want to smell amazing. That's where Odalisque steps in. Its faint lily of the valley scent is subtle, sweet, and lingering.
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Special Occasion: An intense, romantic fragrance, Guerlain L'Heure Bleue Eau de Parfum will make any special occasion a night to remember. 

To learn more about finding your perfect perfume from Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez, buy their book on amazon.com. Or win a copy from SheFinds!

We are giving away copies to 5 lucky readers. In order to be considered, you have to write to us in the comments section and share with us your favorite fragrance.

And check out the Top 5s from our other experts: Nadine Haobsh, author of Beauty Confidential, Kat James, author of The Truth About Beauty, Nada Manley, author of Secrets of the Beauty Insiders, Charla Krupp, author of Hot Not to Look Old, Bridgette Raes, author of Style Rx, Christie Matheson, author of Green Chic, and Dr. Perricone, author of Ageless Face, Ageless Mind.

Be sure to read SheFinds' Fragrance Guide for more great scents. 

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