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  1. Monsillage Aviation Club

    Monsillage Aviation Club is a brilliant masculine fragrance that has been setting off little explosions of excitement in my head each time I wear it. I purchased it from a fragrance boutique in New York a couple of months back, and I consider this the best outcome from that long and arduous trip coming from Australia (best you use the postal system though!).



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  2. the vintage dream perfume arrived....

    by , 5th November 2015 at 08:22 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
    This post from 2008, by seattlelight, sort of sums up my feelings towards this scent as well...
    Quote Originally Posted by seattlelight View Post
    Quarry - that's the one I purchased! Thank you for posting those photos! Now you can all have a better look at what I tried to describe. If I wasn't so unskilled with the computer, I could have just posted photos instead of all those words!

    The top was on the bottle fairly tight - I presume from the seller taking precautions about spillage. I opened the bottle immediately last night
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    Updated 5th November 2015 at 08:49 PM by Fleurine

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  3. the vintage dream perfume arrived....

    by , 5th November 2015 at 08:21 PM (Fleurine's Non-Blog)
    Quote Originally Posted by seattlelight View Post
    I posted awhile back with a question - if you spotted your vintage dream perfume for $95 at an antique store - couldn't sniff if, don't know the concentration, just had to go by the outside package - would you purchase?

    The overwhelming majority of people said "absolutely yes".

    Yesterday evening, returning home after running errands, I received the package. Placed in a styrofoam peanuts filled box, I find a bubble wrapped square. The bubble wrap comes
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  4. The usefulness of the masculine/feminine distinction

    Quote Originally Posted by NickZee View Post
    In my humble opinion, the Masculine/feminine distinctions in perfumery are a useful guide about the characteristics of a fragrance, what one might expect to feel or project. Just like with clothing - a man can wear women's clothing and claim the gender distinction is a marketer's concoction, but it doesn't stop him looking silly 95% of the time.

    I have tried Shalimar and Chanel No.19, often described as unisex, but I would not give them a full wearing in public. Not because I can't
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  5. Anglia Perfumery - sample pack

    Featuring:

    Patchouli
    Amber
    Fear Not
    Somerset
    Crown of Gold


    Patchouli

    Yes, it's patchouli. No, I don't like it. Smells bizarrely headshop-ish. I suspect I'd be a bigger fan of patchouli used in a "darker" fragrance. And that I'm not a fan of patchouli as an in-yer-face note.

    Fear Not

    I think I need to get some spray vials for these. This started out as a lovely rich woody mix but ...

    Updated 24th November 2015 at 06:14 PM by philistine

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