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Miss Dior Cherie - 50ml eau de parfum spray - pounds 42.50

LIGHT enough for daywear but heady enough to take you through t o that after work drink or meal, this is a versatile fragrance. Dior is a classic beauty name but this perfume is ageless and would turn heads whatever its wearer's age. Gorgeously packaged, it's perfect as a special gift - or would look equally as good on your own bathroom shelf

Rating: 8/10

Clinique Aromatics Elixir Anniversary Edition - 100ml perfume spray - pounds 55

HAPPY birthday to a cult fragrance that's 35 years old. The first labelled as a 'tonic' for the senses, it continues to offer a sensual scent that, while quite rich and sumptuous, is never overpowering. Rose essence, chamomile, ylang ylang and patchouli combine with other notes to create an exotic fragrance which transcends day and night. One spray will last all day

Rating: 8.5/10

L'Instant de Guerlain - Eau de Noel - 50ml eau de toilette spray (on counter from Oct 15) - pounds 36.50

IN a glamorous glass bottle with plum and gold design, this limited edition perfume is rich and extravagant. Combining the floral infuences of iris and magnolia with spicy ylang-ylang and vanilla, the result is so intense it smells almost delicious. More for evening seduction than daytime work-a-day but irresistibly luscious

Rating: 9/10

Hypnose by Lancome - 50ml - pounds 42.50

SENSUAL and luxurious, this fragrance is perfect for those winter days and glamorous party nights. Too heavy for summer, it is, however, not in the least cloying with rich notes of vanilla and feminine tones of passion flower. Distinctive and in a to-diefor bottle, this is a perfume to get you noticed

Rating: 8/10

Elizabeth Arden 5th Avenue After Five - 75ml eau de parfum spray - pounds 35 AN 'anytime, any place' fragrance which really can be worn wherever, whenever. Beautifully packaged in a long glass column with classy gold lid, the presentation of this fragrance is similar to the scent itself - classic, contemporary and sensuous

Rating: 7/10

LOVELY Sarah Jessica Parker - 50ml, pounds 27 IT is what it says on the bottle! A truly light and pretty fragrance which will appeal to the 40-plusses as well as the 20-year-olds. Top notes including mandarin, bergamot and rosewood, middle notes of patchouli and orchid, and bottom notes of cedar, amber and musk combine to create a fresh, crisp fragrance which is very feminine and timeless. Reasonably priced. Ms Parker has excelled

Rating: 9/10

Matthew Williamson Fragrance - 50ml - pounds 42 KEIRA Knightley looked stunning in one of his diaphanous dresses at the Pride and Prejudice premiere and there's more than a little Jane Austen-style old fashioned romance about this fragrance. Very girly and floral, it's almost old fashioned but the perfect scent equivalent of Williamson's pretty pinks

Rating: 7.5/10
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Date:Sep 14, 2005
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