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  1. My latest travels

    Well I've got 2 100ml and 1 50ml bottles of By Man, after deciding I do indeed LOVE it. I've been enjoying Guerlain's SDV quite a bit. QUITE a bit. Definitely the best vanilla frag I've tried yet. Out of all the samples I've received, Costume National 21 is still a definite winner. May be a purchase soon enough! Though unfortunately, due to my logic of getting By Man versus any other fragrance, I've had to give up my purchase of L'instant de Guerlain Extreme. I was really hoping to get it for the ...
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  2. Ode to Arpege (EDT) ... a lost love...

    Lanvin
    One of the most influential fashion designers of the 20s and 30s, French-born Jeanne Lanvin started her career as a milliner in Paris. She hand-made clothes for her daughters that were so beautiful that they attracted the attention of Paris’ wealthiest residents, who began requesting Lanvin’s designs for their own children. Soon Lanvin opened her own boutique in the city, which became famous for its mother-and-daughter outfits. The Lanvin brand went on to produce menswear, furs, lingerie ...
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  3. Houbigant Fougère Royale: Update on Official Pyramid, Sizes/Prices & Pictures!

    Finally, the official pyramid, definite sizes and prices, and the photos!

    Top Notes: Bergamot, Mediterranean Herbs, Lavender, Chamomile •Heart Notes: Rondeletia,* Geranium, Rose de Mai Orpur,
    Cinnamon, Carnation • Base Notes: Amber, Oakmoss, Patchouli Orpur, Tonka Bean Orpur, Clary Sage

    [*Rondeletia odorata (Fragrant Panama Rose) originally from Cuba]
    [‡Orpur® is a special collection of more than 50 pure naturals from Givaudan which are selected in partnership
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    Updated 15th October 2010 at 04:47 PM by JaimeB

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  4. Patent Pending...Indefinitely?

    Having finally perfected, well, at least "finished" a formula with which I am satisfied enough to submit to industry, I received an email from the atty saying they could not copyright my submission. Anyone else with any advice on this matter? I've researched it, and looks as though a fragrance CAN be copyrighted ever since the Supreme Court ruled circa 2006 in favor of Lancome who claimed that another co. copied their recipe for Tresor. Meanwhile, I pace the halls awaiting shipping confirmation ...
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  5. Houbigant Fougère Royale: A first sniff from a tester

    A re-post from the Men's Fragrance Discussion today:

    The tester of Houbigant's long-awaited re-release of Fougère Royale arrived in San Francisco on Sunday, but my commitments over my birthday weekend made impossible for me to get a couple of small vials until this afternoon (Tuesday, October 12).

    Well, I'll begin by describing the bottle. It is a square, solid design with a fretwork basket-weave motif of clear and frosted glass. The juice's pale green peeks through the
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    Updated 13th October 2010 at 05:34 AM by JaimeB

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    Scent Reviews , The Fragrance Industry , The Art of Perfumery , Personal Reflections , Perfume History