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    Howdy, stranger! Lovely to see you again.
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    Well, would you like to be my first new friend of the newly established old basenotes? I just have to figure out how to do it ...crazy the things you can forget how to do in a few months, huh?
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    Patricia, can you please respond to me PMs?
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    Patricia I sent you a PM regarding Fleur d'Oranger 27, please let me know as soon as possible.
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    I find it somewhat common in it's current status. Houbigant is *NOT* what it should be--in the genre I much prefer "Ombre Rose." You should smell the MESS they package and sell as "Fougere Royale" -- common as mud.
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    I tried Sous Le Vent recently, courtesy of Larimar. I liked it a lot, but it just seemed too weak / expensive. I'd have to apply like it's an EdC. Derby is like SLVs rougher brother - stronger and grungier. More my thing.

    I can barely recognize Mitsouko as a chypre, so who am I to say? I'm still in perfume grade school. The classic Guerlain chypres are so soft and "Guerlainic" that I have trouble recognizing the structure, I suppose. Now Chamade, SLV and Derby - those are pretty obvious, even to me. Have you tried Chamade?
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    Oops - double post.
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    Chypres have become my thing lately. I can't get enough of them! I'm probably going to end up getting a bee of Derby before long - I may try to get a split going for a 1000ml if I can find the motivation.

    Wait - VdN is a chypre? I thought it was sort of an oriental with an aldehydic opening. It seems very soft and sweet for a chypre, not that I'm an expert.
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    You're wearing VdN! I just happened to check my SoTD and saw you at the top of the list. Which one? Coincidentally, I just got a bottle of the parfum - a tester. I just discovered it recently - another drop-dead gorgeous JG composition...

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Form follows function

by Fleurine on 12th April 2017 at 01:44 AM

Who doesn't love a good functional fragrance?

Anyway, The Eau from NIVEA , pictured above with items in the gift set. I am enjoying the concept aesthetic.The little white tin feels niche ... functional niche in that the packaging is overtly clever and design. As is the round, white ceramic purse spray (?) (30ml) which is appealing and quite thoroughly functional, albeit statementy.
The scent is a surprisingly well put-together MUGUET

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The World Stockpile of Patou 1000

by Fleurine on 6th January 2017 at 05:15 PM


Well, I'm wearing it today. Madame Mille. It comes as a huge relief since I have been hoarding it for several years and I have more than just the above stash to show for it. I bought a 2 oz bottle that popped up on Ebay because a certain someone, namely Le Mouchoir de Monsieur insisted that it was an "important" bottle...whatever that means....I have a vast stash of the Eaux as well, de Toilette, de Parfum, the works. . It is the scent that Le

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the vintage dream perfume arrived....

by Fleurine on 5th November 2015 at 08:22 PM
This post from 2008, by seattlelight, sort of sums up my feelings towards this scent as well...
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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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the vintage dream perfume arrived....

by Fleurine on 5th November 2015 at 08:21 PM
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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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The Scent Crush

by Fleurine on 2nd November 2015 at 05:49 PM
This was a scent I would (most likely) never have chosen on my own. Too rare. Too obscure. Even I would probably not have run across It left to my own devices. Still, a classic vintage from a classic house...a dainty light green chypre with citrus, iris and mimosa, over a simple yet classic ambery base. Sheer at first, but with some backbone. A fine upstanding *young lady's* scent ...The air of a morning stroll along Madison Ave, in Mid march 1965, wearing a matching ivory skirt suit and gloves.

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