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    May
    18
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    Kal is wearing No. 5 Eau Première by Chanel
    on 18 May 2015 at 3:39 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Finally a flanker to appreciate - took me 5 years to buy it but here it is in all it's used bottle/old formula glory! New formula = SUXORZ

     
    Apr
    30
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    Kal wore Narciso by Narciso Rodriguez
    on 30 Apr 2015 at 12:27 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Received a 7ml sample today. I bought Cuir Beluga (of course! d'oh!) and DJ's sent me a mess of things to sample including this. I do like it but it reminds me of Knowing a crapton. That dry bitter rose . It's softer and more lush and ultimately sweeter than Knowing so I like it better. Associations with a friend who wore the EL is damaging but not quite enough to dislike it. I have enough left for a lot more sampling so I'm leaving off my rating for now ... I must say it's good to smell a new release that's actually good and doesn't smell like it came from THE (celebrity?) VAT.

     
    Apr
    24
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    Kal wore Cuir Beluga by Guerlain
    on 24 Apr 2015 at 8:22 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Ugh - I'm going to have to buy this ... :(

     
    Apr
    18
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    Kal wore Cuir Beluga by Guerlain
    on 18 Apr 2015 at 10:02 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Currently seeping in it. A tweaked L'Heure Bleue. Very smooth and easy skin scent. Not worth $300 for 75ml (the cost here - no joke!)

     
    Mar
    14
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    Kal wore Bellodgia by Caron
    on 14 Mar 2013 at 8:26 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    80's vintage

     
    Dec
    10
    Mon
    Kal wore Terre d'Hermès by Hermès
    on 10 Dec 2012 at 8:40 pm. Show all worn by Kal

     
    Mar
    06
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    Kal wore Le Parfum de Thérèse by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    on 06 Mar 2012 at 4:45 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Tried this yesterday. Reminds me of Mitsouko - only softer - I need to retry this.

     
    Mar
    06
    Tue
    Kal wore Une Fleur de Cassie by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    on 06 Mar 2012 at 4:43 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Nicely old-fashioned. Seems like a tribute to the feminine rather actually *being* feminine ... much like his Alien. I like it. x]

     
    Feb
    25
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    Kal wore Alien : Le Gôut du Parfum / The Taste of Fragrance [Salted Butter Caramel] by Thierry Mugler
    on 25 Feb 2012 at 10:21 am. Show all worn by Kal

    OOps - not wearing this - wearing Alien edp Wow - it's been a while since I did this! Lookit that top ten! hehehe

     
    Feb
    25
    Sat
    Kal wore Alien by Thierry Mugler
    on 25 Feb 2012 at 10:19 am. Show all worn by Kal

     
    Dec
    10
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    Kal wore Carnal Flower by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
    on 10 Dec 2011 at 5:39 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Hello ... x]

     
    Oct
    04
    Tue
    Kal wore Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
    on 04 Oct 2011 at 8:13 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Been a long time since I posted my SotD ... Haven't been around much due to a really bad experience with a basenoter ... >.> I'll get back on the horse again eventually - just flying solo atm

     
    May
    18
    Wed
    Kal wore Fracas by Robert Piguet
    on 18 May 2011 at 7:34 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I LOVE THIS! The only problem is that my husband thinks it has a sweaty note and prefers Tuberose Gardenia because of it. I can see that TG is cleaner but - well, I love them both. He was testing them on his skin so I'll have to wear it myself without telling him what it is - see if he thinks differently when it's just sillage from me. His opinion doesn't matter in the long run but if I'm choosing between two loves ...

     
    May
    18
    Wed
    Kal wore Baghari by Robert Piguet
    on 18 May 2011 at 7:33 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Found this delightful for the first 30 mins but then it goes meh. I'm actually surprised it has such good reviews so for that reason it might be worth another try but otherwise I would have dismissed it as boring.

     
    May
    18
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    Kal wore Y by Yves Saint Laurent
    on 18 May 2011 at 7:30 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Vintage EdT. Wore this the other day to the kids swimming lessons - it was a shame but think I've found the only time it's not appropriate - very cold days. Arr well, maybe it's not perfection after all - but it's damned close! :D

     
    May
    18
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    Kal wore Loukhoum by Ava Luxe
    on 18 May 2011 at 7:26 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I find this a facsinating curiosity. It smells so much like fresh Turkish Delight WITH NUTS it's not funny! I cannot wear this myself because I find it terribly unsophisticated (and I'm nothing if not sophisticated *scratches bum*) but I love smelling it on my kids! 5 year old boys running around the house while wearing this is a slice of heaven ... and no one knows they're wearing perfume. This is a true gourmand.

     
    May
    18
    Wed
    Kal wore Rochas Femme (new) by Rochas
    on 18 May 2011 at 7:22 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I love this version of Femme. Classic fruity Chypre with depth and soul. After trying the vintage parfum I'm inclined to believe that all this talk about the '89 reformulation being crap is a bunch of hogwash - they end up smelling the same on the dry down anyway ... it's ridiculous.

     
    May
    18
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    Kal wore Rochas Femme (original) by Rochas
    on 18 May 2011 at 7:20 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Vintage parfum - foul in a greasy and oily way for the first hour or so then turns into the modern EdT but stronger. I don't know what all the fuss about this reformulation is ...

     
    May
    18
    Wed
    Kal wore Patchouly by Etro
    on 18 May 2011 at 7:16 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    This is one of the best patchouli's I've tried - it smells the most like the essential oil I use at home but it is wearable. I quite like it and will be testing it again in the future

     
    Apr
    27
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    Kal wore Nuit de Noël by Caron
    on 27 Apr 2011 at 12:18 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Vintage Parfum ... new HG ... indescribably good ... thank you Christine!!!

     
    Apr
    20
    Wed
    Kal wore Dolce Vita by Christian Dior
    on 20 Apr 2011 at 11:22 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Again! Awesome. Low sillage but great longevity. I'm not too keen on the extreme dry down (14-24 hours later) because the vanilla is most prominent there. It's a generic sweet vanilla and that's a bit meh - but seriously, how can you complain when it's glorious for 12+ hours? A slightly complex and sheer scent, I get mostly sandalwood and peach. Mmm MMM!

     
    Apr
    19
    Tue
    Kal wore Dolce Vita by Christian Dior
    on 19 Apr 2011 at 4:17 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I received a used amber cap 2001 'vintage' of this today ... I thought I'd bought 40ml in a 50ml bottle but to my surprise it was around 85ml in an 100ml bottle! I'm rapt. I'm sure I will wear this much more now that I own it so I will wax lyrical later ...

     
    Apr
    19
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    Kal wore Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior
    on 19 Apr 2011 at 4:15 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Layered this with Opium yesterday! :D

     
    Apr
    19
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    Kal wore Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
    on 19 Apr 2011 at 4:14 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Layered this with Hypnotic Poison yesterday - lovely!

     
    Apr
    19
    Tue
    Kal wore Nuit de Noël by Caron
    on 19 Apr 2011 at 4:07 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    One generous Basenoter sent me a vial of the current formulation and I liked it ... ANOTHER generous Basenoter is sending me some vintage PdC and some parfum. I'M SO LUCKY!!

     
    Apr
    19
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    Kal wore Philosykos by Diptyque
    on 19 Apr 2011 at 4:05 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    This smells like fresh figs straight from the tree. No really - that's exactly what it smells like. That green almost woody gust as you break open the flesh and the semi sweet insides following after. This is fantastic. But I don't want to smell like a fig ...

     
    Apr
    12
    Tue
    Kal wore Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior
    on 12 Apr 2011 at 12:29 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Cold and rainy day at the Zoo - perfect!

     
    Apr
    11
    Mon
    Kal wore Dolce Vita by Christian Dior
    on 11 Apr 2011 at 9:49 am. Show all worn by Kal

    What can I say? This bugger has grown on me! I've just won an old formula bottle on evilBay so hopefully its in decent condition ...

     
    Apr
    09
    Sat
    Kal wore Datura Noir by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    on 09 Apr 2011 at 11:24 am. Show all worn by Kal

    I quite enjoyed this one but found it lacking in both sillage and longevity. Thanks to Un Bois Vanille it just got bullied out of the competition but I still think it's a better perfume considering. I don't think I'd try it again though - not enough bang for my buck.

     
    Apr
    09
    Sat
    Kal wore Feminitè du Bois by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    on 09 Apr 2011 at 11:19 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Did not open anything like I remember the original but dried down to replicate it perfectly. At least it's how I remember it from when Shiseido released it. It's a lovely fragrance but sits way too close to my skin ... as with the other SL I tried the same day. If it had better sillage I would buy it in a heartbeat.

     
    Apr
    09
    Sat
    Kal wore Un Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens Les Salons du Palais Royal Shiseido
    on 09 Apr 2011 at 11:18 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Vanilla Car Deodoriser. Vile.

     
    Apr
    09
    Sat
    Kal wore Kai by Kai
    on 09 Apr 2011 at 11:14 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Tested in-store day before yesterday. More than one person has mentioned this as linear which I don't find at all. Initially this came across more Diorissimo then Diorissimo but after a while a weird greeny-woody note came through that I found vaguely off-putting - then a while after that it settled into a pleasant greey-woody accord. I think it's really lovely (except for that hour or so of weirdness) but I would never buy it even wqithout that strange hour. I would prefer vintage Diorissimo.

     
    Apr
    04
    Mon
    Kal wore L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    on 04 Apr 2011 at 9:12 am. Show all worn by Kal

    The boys first transition day of school - Monday April 4 2011 - I needed some comfort and there were traces of LHB on my coat so I just added more. As I was dressing Cloud he said "MMMMM! Your perfume!" to which I replied "Yes it's nice isnt' it? It's Daddy's favorite and i think it's mine too."

     
    Apr
    03
    Sun
    Kal wore L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    on 03 Apr 2011 at 11:19 am. Show all worn by Kal

    I'm a signature scent kinda gal and I think LHB is it for me. I define 'signature' perhaps differently as the one signature scent I had was ruined for/by me by overuse. I learned very early on that to avoid the above you *must* have AT LEAST three different frags in your collection at one time. I learned it in 1986 and have had anywhere from 4-10 frags in my collection since; 3 or 4 of which were 'staples' and one being the 'main attraction'. A couple of years ago of course when I started changing my wardrobe, I started adding a LOT more. All up though, L'Heure Bleue (vintage edp) is now my 'main attraction' with around 10 others in high rotation which will probably whittle down to 4 or 5 in the long run. I love testing and sampling but I'm really just a few FB's kinda gal.

     
    Apr
    03
    Sun
    Kal wore Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior
    on 03 Apr 2011 at 11:11 am. Show all worn by Kal

    I'm sick to the heart that this has been reformulated to exclude the spiciness - no wonder I never read any reviews that mention it as I experience it. I'm so glad i have 150ml left because looking for old bottles is gonna be hell in the years to come - the longer I can stave off that little chore the better ... I layered this with Opium yesterday to wonderful effect - I recommend the combo to spice lovers.

     
    Apr
    03
    Sun
    Kal wore Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
    on 03 Apr 2011 at 11:09 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Wore this layered with Hypnotic Poison yesterday - huge success! I knew the oriental spicy under the almond and vanilla was similar in HP - I was very happy with this combo and will most certainly do it again. :D

     
    Apr
    01
    Fri
    Kal wore Bois des Îles by Chanel
    on 01 Apr 2011 at 1:36 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    The only notes in this that I know are there for sure are sandalwood and ginger. I did smell that gingerbread note once but don't any more so this comes across as predominately sandalwood - a floral aldehydic sandalwood. One thing I sense that no one else seems to is tobacco - fresh, clean, sweet and unsmoked tobacco. I smell it every time on the later drydown and really enjoy it. So ner to those who would say "NO TOBACCO IN BOIS DES ILES" cos it doesn't matter if it is or not - I smell it.

     
    Apr
    01
    Fri
    Kal wore Amaranthine by Penhaligon's
    on 01 Apr 2011 at 1:32 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Trying this again. I don't like it as much as I did at first, the white florals I liked so much seem to be lost on me now. The base I smelled the first wear comes up immediately which is a bit of a shame ... I've only dabbed the smallest amount though. I think next time I'll dab a fair bit more so I can get a better 'read'.

     
    Mar
    29
    Tue
    Kal wore L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    on 29 Mar 2011 at 10:17 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Sheesh - and here I am wearing it again - I could smell the remnants of it from last night and craved more. I've discovered I'm a pretty singular person when it comes to perfume. I think I could survive on a hand-full of them unlike most Basenoters. Now, what would be in that handful might be a difficult choice but LHB is there - beyond any shadow of a doubt.

     
    Mar
    29
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    Kal wore L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    on 29 Mar 2011 at 9:12 am. Show all worn by Kal

    I've about 50ml of a 75ml 2003 EdP left and I'm already fretting about it being gone - this has quickly become a signature. I think it's going to outstrip all over time - I've had a FB for only a few months and it is in my top ten as second most worn.

     
    Mar
    26
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    Kal wore No. 5 Eau Première by Chanel
    on 26 Mar 2011 at 9:43 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Day-time. As with Dolce Vita I'm still deciding if this is bottle worthy - I think they are but perhaps only a small bottle each?

     
    Mar
    26
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    Kal wore Dolce Vita by Christian Dior
    on 26 Mar 2011 at 9:42 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    evening.

     
    Mar
    25
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    Kal wore Coco by Chanel
    on 25 Mar 2011 at 12:58 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Wore this to watch a late night movie ...

     
    Mar
    25
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    Kal wore Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
    on 25 Mar 2011 at 12:56 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Wore a couple of sprays of this yesterday until the late evening when I switched to the above.

     
    Mar
    22
    Tue
    Kal wore Mitsouko by Guerlain
    on 22 Mar 2011 at 9:30 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Need a comfort scent today - something that has no chance of offending me. Everything new or less used smells terrible to me atm - some downright revolting - must be hormones.

     
    Mar
    21
    Mon
    Kal wore Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
    on 21 Mar 2011 at 2:09 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Pre-current formulation - ie: still the good stuff. Wearing this because my husband mistakingly applied Tocadilly to his chest and nearly made me puke. I got Tocadilly thrown in when I bought some Tocade once. Anyway I find Tocadilly vile. He washed, is now wearing Hypnotic Poison and I am wearing Opium. I felt I needed something strong to kill the previous disaster. I'm now happy floating in a small cloud of spices. :)

     
    Mar
    21
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    Kal wore L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    on 21 Mar 2011 at 2:07 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Was feeling a little blue and so put this on to cheer me up - hang on. I'm getting De ja Vu ... anyway, 3 sprays lasted me all day and night - gotta love vintage! :D

     
    Mar
    18
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    Kal wore Amaranthine by Penhaligon's
    on 18 Mar 2011 at 7:04 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I'm doing my best to avoid any description of this or it's notes till I can 'disect' it myself. Unfortunately I spied what year it was released but I had already felt it a modern fragrance anyway so that's 'ok'. Should be pleased with myself that I'd picked that much at least but for some reason I feel like I've cheated a little. Anyway. A very generous BN-er sent me a sample of this among others but this one would have me by the balls if I had any. So much to say, too little space. Love love love! *opens perfume.rtf to spiel*

     
    Mar
    15
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    Kal wore L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    on 15 Mar 2011 at 9:31 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Had to get the kids their new school uniforms since they're starting in May. I didn't wear this because it is melancholy as so many like to think but because I needed some cheering! Yes this perfume cheers me up and I can tell you I never 'got' "sexy" from any other perfume in my life. This is sexy as hell to me. It did help - sending both kids at once to school is very sad and I already mourn their leaving home so to speak. *sigh*

     
    Mar
    15
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    Kal wore Hidden Fantasy by Britney Spears
    on 15 Mar 2011 at 9:25 am. Show all worn by Kal

    This one is weird - not in a good way. I can't for the life of me pin down which perfume it reminds me of but I can tell you I like neither. This has some patchouli to make it smell more mature (I presume) but it doesn't work. I think the original Fantasy is a lot better ... one day I'll put my finger on it. At least that part is interesting enough and I have no qualms about testing it agan - I guess that might mean something positive? hehee

     
    Mar
    15
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    Kal wore Fantasy by Britney Spears
    on 15 Mar 2011 at 7:37 am. Show all worn by Kal

    I think it's only a matter of time before I buy a bottle of this ... only the 30ml I'd say ... its a likeable cookie-dough scent that I test in the stores from time to time. Yesterday I tested this and Hidden Fantasy.

     
    Mar
    15
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    Kal wore Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior
    on 15 Mar 2011 at 7:35 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Wore this to bed last night and I can stil smell it now.

     
    Mar
    15
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    Kal wore Bois des Îles by Chanel
    on 15 Mar 2011 at 7:34 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Wore this one night ... to bed. Comfort scent.

     
    Mar
    15
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    Kal wore L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    on 15 Mar 2011 at 7:32 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Wore two days in a row - have come to believe that this is a top 5 frag for me. I mean apart from the SotD thing ... would right more but busy. :P

     
    Mar
    15
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    Kal wore L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    on 15 Mar 2011 at 7:31 am. Show all worn by Kal

     
    Mar
    11
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    Kal wore Vintage Gardenia with Cardamom & Myrrh by Jo Malone
    on 11 Mar 2011 at 12:05 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I wish I was testing this - I'm not. I'm testing Vanilla and Anise which is not in the directory. I'm a big fan of aniseed and licorice and fennel and such in all forms but what gets me about aniseed is that many interperet it as Sarsaparilla which is the root used for Root Beer. Sarsaparilla doesn't smell or taste like aniseed at all so I never get the 'root beer' associations for anything aniseed or licorice related (and the fact that I HAAAAATE root beer doesn't help either). IE: This does not smell like root beer and neither does Hypnotic Poison! HP smells like Cough Candy Twist but I digress ... V+A by Jo Malone is pretty meh - this would be one that NEEDS to be layered with something. Just smells like aniseed seeds from the packet which is nice and natural and woody but yeah - maybe it'll perform better over the next our or so.

     
    Mar
    10
    Thu
    Kal wore Allure Sensuelle by Chanel
    on 10 Mar 2011 at 7:20 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I don't like Allure and I've finally decided I don't like ths either. While this starts off more interesting than the original it ends up the same. Boring as fuck and not worthy of the Chanel name let alone the Chanel price tag.

     
    Mar
    10
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    Kal wore Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka
    on 10 Mar 2011 at 7:17 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    All day yesterday ... takes 6 hours to get to the extreme drydown that I adore but it's such a pleasant journey, who cares? Especially when that dry down lasts probably another 12 hours. Excellentay.

     
    Mar
    07
    Mon
    Kal wore Lime, Basil & Mandarin by Jo Malone
    on 07 Mar 2011 at 5:56 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    My third Jo Malone! I am testing this on the back of my hand atm and Hubby is trying the Grapefruit. This one smells a bit like Y with a few things missing which means ... I like it. :D Nice and green.

     
    Mar
    07
    Mon
    Kal wore Y by Yves Saint Laurent
    on 07 Mar 2011 at 5:50 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I've come to learn that while I enjoy testing and sampling new fragrances, I always come back to a certain few for comfort. This is one of those. I cannot imagine being without this other than not being able to find the formulation I want. While the current is *ok* it's not a patch on the 80's EdT I own and am slowly but surely running out of ... I've had two 'fails' on eBay and am praying that some rich BN-er found a good vintage bottle that s/he doesn't like and is willing to part with it for less than the cost of my left kidney ....

     
    Mar
    07
    Mon
    Kal wore French Lime Blossom by Jo Malone
    on 07 Mar 2011 at 12:54 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Scent of the *other* day. I found this interesting - it has the same chalky note that I noticed in Dark Amber and Ginger Lily. I can't put my finger on what it is exactly but my Dad used to have this smokers toothpaste that came in a small tub. It was dry and you'd dip a wet brush into it. This chalky note reminds me of that - though it's not minty it leaves an impression of mint due to my assocciation. I hope this is not an underlying note in all Jo Malone's because while it's not offensive, I don't like it very much. FLB does have a distinct lime note at one stage and also ends up being a tad 'soapy' and old fashioned. Not sure I like it and I have NO idea what Lime Blossom from France actually smells like but I do know that this 'fume does have a 'natural' feel to it. That's gotta be a plus.

     
    Mar
    05
    Sat
    Kal wore Kohdo Wood Collection: Dark Amber & Ginger Lily by Jo Malone
    on 05 Mar 2011 at 6:34 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Annnnnnd ... I just put some more on now. There's this kinda chalky feel to it that reminds me of old fashioned toothpaste. Not that it's minty persey ... I'll have to disect it and write down some notes on it ... I'm enjoying it so far. :D

     
    Mar
    05
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    Kal wore Kohdo Wood Collection: Dark Amber & Ginger Lily by Jo Malone
    on 05 Mar 2011 at 6:32 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Wore this last night and since hubby wore B*Men today I didn't bother putting anything on today ... I could smell it on my wrists right up until around midday ...

     
    Mar
    05
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    Kal wore No. 22 by Chanel
    on 05 Mar 2011 at 6:30 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    The other night ... vintage parfum. Heaven in a bottle.

     
    Mar
    05
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    Kal wore Jasmin Noir by Bulgari
    on 05 Mar 2011 at 6:28 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Wore this two days in a row a few days back. I must say I really don't 'get' any of the reviews on this. This smells like sweet incense with a vanillic extreme dry down on me. xD Just putting one entry in because I don't know if I've added the other or not ...

     
    Feb
    28
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    Kal wore L'Interdit (original) by Givenchy
    on 28 Feb 2011 at 10:56 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I've had this 100ml bottle for about 10 years give or take. This is what made me search long and hard for what was happening to perfumery and set me on the path to basenotes among others. I bought my first bottle of it when I was about 21 from a Chemist that I drive past from time to time - well - it's no longer a Chemist but anyway. I have about 25ml left and I will sorely miss it when it is gone which is reason I have 25ml left ... god I love that combo of aldehydes and black pepper! Right smack in the gob it is! :D

     
    Feb
    28
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    Kal wore Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka
    on 28 Feb 2011 at 7:04 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Wore this to the Forest and while in the chat room today - all day in other words :D

     
    Feb
    27
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    Kal wore Lolita Lempicka by Lolita Lempicka
    on 27 Feb 2011 at 11:29 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I love licorice and I love this dry down ... divine.

     
    Feb
    25
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    Kal wore Jasmin Noir by Bulgari
    on 25 Feb 2011 at 12:42 am. Show all worn by Kal

    I feel like a rich hippy - this smells like incense on me ... YUM YUM! Jasmine? Don't make me laaaauuuuuughhhh

     
    Feb
    24
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    Kal wore Dolce Vita by Christian Dior
    on 24 Feb 2011 at 12:36 am. Show all worn by Kal

    I can't work out if I actually like this or not - it's certainly not offensive in any way. It's not exactly 'safe' either though. I hope I reach a conclusion one way or another before the sample is finished. I love the woody note - seems like really sweet wood and its present from the get go. This is a recent formulation and I hear the older is better ... wouldn't mind getting my hands on something a bit older. That might help me make up my mind.

     
    Feb
    22
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    Kal wore L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    on 22 Feb 2011 at 1:28 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    And I think it smells great on me too! It's one of few frags I have that seems to have a drop or two of Essence of Kal. I love myself in L'Heure Bleue so reapplied (quite a lot) today. I don't get the 'meloncholy' bent - this is just SEXY on me! Oh! And now it's taken no. 2 spot in my top ten! Awesome!

     
    Feb
    22
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    Kal wore L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    on 22 Feb 2011 at 12:17 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I wore this to bed last night - my husband adores it which I find appealing in itself. He wears many and joins me in my enthusiasm to a certain degree but he never comments without prompts. Except with Beautiful which I no longer wear and L'Heure Bleue which I do - he *always* tells me I smell great whenever I wear it.

     
    Feb
    22
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    Kal wore Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior
    on 22 Feb 2011 at 12:08 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Just one spray to the back of the hand on Sunday night lasted me till Monday evening ... I continually got wafts throughout the day even through doing the dishes about 32523 times. I find this 'fume constantly amazing not only in sillage and longevity but for it's absolutely glorius aroma. I just wish it wasn't so popular ... I smell it everywhere so I tend to only wear it at home or on really cold days under a wooly polo-neck jumper. COZY!

     
    Feb
    22
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    Kal wore Y by Yves Saint Laurent
    on 22 Feb 2011 at 12:07 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Scent of Sunday at the swimming pool and beyond. Always a pleasure.

     
    Feb
    19
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    Kal wore Bois des Îles by Chanel
    on 19 Feb 2011 at 11:47 am. Show all worn by Kal

    And just spritzed liberally on the way out the door for luncheon ... will probavbly have to spritz again when I get home too. Dx

     
    Feb
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    Kal wore Bois des Îles by Chanel
    on 19 Feb 2011 at 11:46 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Last night before bed ...

     
    Feb
    18
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    Kal wore Mitsouko by Guerlain
    on 18 Feb 2011 at 2:31 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Wore this the night before last - always a pleasure though it's a dark horse in my wardrobe. I think I rarely reach for it but it's an equal No.2 with a couple of others. I wear it much more than I think. xD

     
    Feb
    18
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    Kal wore Bois des Îles by Chanel
    on 18 Feb 2011 at 1:37 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Two applications today - it's just not as rich as it used to be. Such a shame to lose such a beauty in this way. I suppose I should be grateful it's still around at all ... *sigh*

     
    Feb
    18
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    Kal wore No. 5 Eau Première by Chanel
    on 18 Feb 2011 at 12:34 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I absolutely doused myself in this (my usual precursor to a purchase) yesterday and find that, much like Tuberose Gardenia, I cannot overdo it. Meaning it is probably a good perfume for me. I do find it extremely derivative and often wonder if Polge is a fraud because only his 'takes' on Beaux's stuff seems to be any good IMO. Except Coco. But yeah, this is so much like a mix of BdI, No.5 and No.22 it's not funny. All else he's done is pump up the citrus (lemon?) and tone down the aldehyde. Regardless, can't go wrong really ... nice, fresh Summer fragrance.

     
    Feb
    16
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    Kal wore Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia by Estée Lauder
    on 16 Feb 2011 at 4:05 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    It's only a matter of time before I purchase a full bottle of this - my only decisions left are how big and when. I can wait though - I have Brasil Dream for summer and the fruit juice at the top of that dissapates very quickly on my skin which leaves a slightly sweeter TG with an added *slightly* woody-musk drydown with vanilla amped a teensy bit more (yes I know there is no vanilla listed anywhere for BD but it's there, I promise you). As an aside, why do so many newer frags contain woody-musk these days? Oh wait - iso e super maybe? Hmmm ...

     
    Feb
    15
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    Kal wore Coco by Chanel
    on 15 Feb 2011 at 10:16 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Wore last night after a day of Opium - warm and honeyish dry down to get to sleep with. I still smell lovely so I wont be applying anything else till after a shower later this evening. I really love this but I must admit the first 30 mins or so are a bit difficult - a bit meh tbh.

     
    Feb
    14
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    Kal wore Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
    on 14 Feb 2011 at 8:57 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Ahh perfection - wearing this on a cool summer's day makes me feel a bit peverse but it's only 'tough' for the first 30 mins. Then it is DIVINE. It makes me very sad to realise that if this perfume was released today ... what am I talking about? This perfume would never get the go-ahead today. :( Edit: Lol Opium has just knocked out Alien as my no. 10 most worn! xD

     
    Feb
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    Kal wore No. 5 Eau Première by Chanel
    on 13 Feb 2011 at 3:09 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I like this but it's *so* way too weak. When compared to the namesake it's trite and disposable, needing a huge amount to have half the effect of a small amount of the original. I can't deny that it is a lovely scent while it lasts but I'm not even sure why they made it a flanker. It doesn't really replicate the original in any way. I'm sure it's in there somewhere but the journey with a spritz or 10 of this is so fleeting I just can't pick it up properly. OK slight exaggeration - it's there but ... but ... ugh - I hate flankers.

     
    Feb
    12
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    Kal wore Kelly Calèche by Hermès
    on 12 Feb 2011 at 11:15 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Wearing my lovely beige version of this juice. I need to test the pink juice again to see if it's the same because if it is it's fine for purchase. It is a little sheer and low on sillage though so I won't be breaking my neck to get it ...

     
    Feb
    11
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    Kal wore Vent Vert (original) by Pierre Balmain
    on 11 Feb 2011 at 11:50 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I have a small amount of this in mini form. It's the one with the blown grass lid (no not blown glass!). The juice is a gorgeous rich gold colour and it's smells like green. It's fresh without being soapy and grassy without being harsh. I really like it but for this sort of perfume I think Y is a tad better for my tastes. I would use it if I got given a bottle though and will use the whole 4mls of the mini happily. :D

     
    Feb
    11
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    Kal wore Bois des Îles by Chanel
    on 11 Feb 2011 at 10:16 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Could avoid this fragrance no longer. Scent of the morning, afternoon and evening - as usual I'll only add one entry for my three applications.

     
    Feb
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    Kal wore L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    on 10 Feb 2011 at 9:20 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    That one little spritz of TG couldn't compete with last nights application of LHB - so I reapplied in the afternoon and it's almost bedtime and it's still killing me softly with it's song ... heee

     
    Feb
    10
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    Kal wore Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia by Estée Lauder
    on 10 Feb 2011 at 9:19 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Scent of the morning - just one little spritz!

     
    Feb
    09
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    Kal wore L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    on 09 Feb 2011 at 11:15 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Scent of today and tonight after a shower. I must write a less lyrical review of this ...

     
    Feb
    09
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    Kal wore Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior
    on 09 Feb 2011 at 11:13 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Scent of yesterday ...

     
    Feb
    08
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    Kal wore L by Lolita Lempicka
    on 08 Feb 2011 at 11:37 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Put some Pink Sugar on my son this morning and could really smell the 'plastic' note some others mention. It's not really there when you wear it youself so it's only sillage that produces this - on me anyway. It put me off wearing it today so I wore this instead which smells almost exactly the same on me - perhaps a bit more chocolatey but other than that, not a huge difference. I presume this is the better perfume because it does not smell like plastic at a distance ...

     
    Feb
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    Kal wore Pink Sugar by Aquolina
    on 07 Feb 2011 at 10:15 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I have 3 fragrances that I like only at certain times of the month ... this is one of them. While I can't seem to wear it at any other time, it actually keeps me from eating chocolate and other sweets so perhaps I should wear it more ... it's weird though, along with Midnight Fantasy and Ultrared I really can't tolerate them at any other time. Right now I'm drenched in PS and loving it. xD

     
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    Kal wore No. 22 by Chanel
    on 06 Feb 2011 at 5:34 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Was not enjoying the remainder of the Brasil Dream left on my clothes this morning so I switched to this - which I did not enjoy either. I was stressed and all came good after my Dr.s appointment so alls well that ends well.

     
    Feb
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    Kal wore Brasil Dream by Estée Lauder
    on 05 Feb 2011 at 6:13 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    I keep reapplying this - I think I'm a little addicted. I also think I'm starting to become a bit anosmic so I'm gonna give it a rest for a few days. xD

     
    Feb
    04
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    Kal wore Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia by Estée Lauder
    on 04 Feb 2011 at 10:35 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    God I love this ...

     
    Feb
    04
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    Kal wore Brasil Dream by Estée Lauder
    on 04 Feb 2011 at 6:37 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Wearing this again today - very hot day so this tropical scent is perfect. One thing I find funny is that I keep calling this *Bali* Dream because it smells of Bali - a common holiday destination for Australians, it's generally cheaper to go to Bali than interstate. >.> The tropical fruit and flowers is a perfect description of the place but I've never been to Brasil so it might be just the same there - really makes me wonder what BALI Dream smelled like ... (Brasil still smells like TG but the longevity may not be as good - will have to test them side by side).

     
    Feb
    03
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    Kal wore Brasil Dream by Estée Lauder
    on 03 Feb 2011 at 11:19 am. Show all worn by Kal

    A bottle of this arrived in the post today. I'm very happy since it will tide me over till I can afford a big bottle of Tuberose Gardenia which is literally ten times the price. The scent has a very similar feel to TG which someone on the reviews page has already mentioned. The first thing I smelled when I first tested it was the pineapple before it went into the white florals but this time, since I know what's coming, the florals are out immediately. Coconut is prominent too which is really lovely and not remotely sun-tan-lotion-y. Now to wait for the jasmine that I remember smelling last time to rear it's head and see where that takes me. Hopefully it's not too bad .... and 4 hours later it's still wonderful with the jasmine blending beautifully. I really love this and the price is no small addition to my pleasure - a fantastic cheapy! Highly recommended!

     
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    Kal wore L by Lolita Lempicka
    on 02 Feb 2011 at 10:51 pm. Show all worn by Kal

    Second proper wearing of this - I craved something sweet and wish I'd picked something else now. I do like that chocolate dipped dried orange thAng it has going on but I think I would have perferred a milk chocolate rather than dark. I do smell the vanilla that everyone talks about but I see this as a predominately CHOCOLATE scent. I would say it's just my chemistry but it smells the same on the hubby and kids ... and everyone else around us smells chocolate too. I find it really bizzare that I haven't read anyone mention the chocolate when it's all at least 7 of us can smell ... O_x

     
    Feb
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    Kal wore Nu Eau de Parfum by Yves Saint Laurent
    on 02 Feb 2011 at 11:33 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Reading up on incense frags this one came up a few times so when I saw a cheap sample for sale I bought it thinking it would probably be nothing special. EdP. One shot to the back of the hand and my first impressions are 'nice but very light'. My nose had to search for it at first but now that I have a sense of it I can smell it more. It *does* smell like incense which is nice and it reminds me a lot of Opium - Opium without the citrus and aldehydes. It's really lovely - I hope I don't come to like it more - it's 'weakness' is a good reason not to search for it and the fact that it's discontinued is terribly offputting. I'm glad to have it though I did expect to like it less ... D:

     
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    Kal wore Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior
    on 01 Feb 2011 at 11:50 am. Show all worn by Kal

    Have to be prepared for two days wearing with this one - it's almost indelible. I wore it to bed last night and reapplied this morning because the faint whiffs were too tantalising to resist. I love this frag and forget how great it is till I wear it again - I do tend to avoid it due to it's longevity but it really is gorgeous - even in this scorching heat. There is one other point against it that I find a bit annoying - it's really popular in my neck of the woods and I smell it on someone almost every time I leave the house.

     

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