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  1. Scentsamples continued

    Armani Prive - Ambre Soie

    Goes on lush, mellow and spicy; almost gourmand. Reminds me distinctly of BPAL's foody Christmas scents - I think the anise and patchouli are contributing to that. Lovely for its opening, certainly. Other reviewers complain about longevity but I'm pretty sure it'll beat out a perfume oil! Added to the wish list not for a full bottle but for a good-sized sample, this is definitely a comfort zone fragrance for me, and if comments about its subtle complexity ...
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  2. Purplebird7 on adjectives to describe scents

    Quote Originally Posted by purplebird7 View Post
    Hey, why don't we turn this thread into something positive?

    Instead of arguing whether it is bad to be called an "old lady," let's come up with some better adjectives to describe that kind of scent. I think that's what kumquat was originally challenging us to do.

    Here are some terms that have been suggested or that I am suggesting:

    General terms:
    mature
    old-fashioned
    of a bygone era
    classical French
    retro
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    Updated 3rd January 2015 at 03:17 AM by Chanel1

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  3. Hednic's Top 3 Niche, Top 3 Designer

    Hednic's favorites as of December 2014. I need to sample these, or their comparable reformulations.

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    NICHE:

    1 Clive Christian No.1 Pure Parfum Limited
    2. Gengis Khan
    3. Siecle


    Designer:

    1. Balafre (original)
    2. Sagamore (original)
    3. Derby (original)


    Updated 3rd January 2015 at 03:21 AM by Chanel1

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  4. Busyblind on "old man" and "old woman" fragrances

    A post from Busyblind in the forums I thought was well done:

    Quote Originally Posted by Buysblind View Post
    I've never taken "old man" or "old woman" to have a negative connotation regarding fragrances. Sure, negative, if you're 20 and you don't want to smell like you're 70, but the same applies to the terms "juvenile" or "young" or "teenage"--not negative unless you are older and don't want to smell like you're significantly younger. Different age brackets wear different styles
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    Updated 3rd January 2015 at 03:20 AM by Chanel1

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  5. More samples

    Lalique Encre Noire Sport - bought a sample to see if it works on me better than Encre Noire, which I adore on paper but which vanishes on my skin. It's opening with mainly a rather rich lemony accord, which will be the grapefruit and bergamot working together, and then a hint of the cypress. It doesn't obviously preserve the jaw-dropping, Gothically moody character of Encre Noire, but there's a chilliness in the sillage which I find rather pleasant and the same sort of clear-headed feel. This is ...

    Updated 29th December 2014 at 03:54 PM by philistine

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