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    Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    Wow, 30 Roses, great tool! Thanks so much!
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    Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    Avoid seller hydrangea2736 like the plague! First negative feedback I've ever given. She advertised this:21481

    as "Vintage Dina Merrill amarante Cologne Spray 2 oz. FULL BOTTLE!"

    When it...
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    Re: Today i bought; May 2013

    fun estate sales finds. 1/2 oz. Dana Ambergris Oil, Fong Leng miniature, Van Gils cologne miniature & a half-full bottle of vintage splash Estee Lauder Private Collection. Total price, $2.75.
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    Blew my ebay bucks on a 10 ml rollerball of L'Or de Torrente, a 1/4 oz. of Paradoxe de Cardin parfum and a bottle of Borghese Ecco.
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    Re: Is it ok to rant here about evilbay perfume scalpers?

    I've actually never tried it, and the only place available to sample is TPC for $14 a ml, so it makes it difficult to bid a large amount unsniffed. I guess what annoys me is these "retailers" aren't...
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    Is it ok to rant here about evilbay perfume scalpers?

    Not sure if this will get me in trouble, but I am so sick of being outbid by a particular seller who buys up every bit of Molyneux Vivre and turns around and lists it at outrageously high prices. ...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 2nd December 2012

    Good morning and happy Sunday everyone! Happy birthday Mimi!

    It is foggy, moist & balmy this morning. Well it's balmy here for Minnesota, hovering at freezing point. I'm time traveling in...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 29th November 2012

    ineespenes, so sorry about your cousin.

    Everyone smells great today. Would love to sniff Casbah, & haven't got my L'Heure de Nuit split yet. Forgot about Botrytis, love that one

    I'm in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, november 28th, 2012

    Testing my first ever Soivohle. Journeyman. Oh...it is amazing
  10. Re: Extra spicy/warm scents for fall/winter?

    Yves Rocher Ispahan, Moschino Couture, Donna Karan Chaos & Black Cashmere, Le Feu d'Issey, Bond 9 Chinatown, vtg Revlon Intimate, Laura Mercier Nuits Enchantees...wow, maybe the cold isn't so bad...
  11. Re: Gardenia lovers invited:)- Ineke Hothouse Flower Sample Pass USA only

    Sample arrived on Saturday, but I've been really busy with family birthdays & my mother in town, so haven't had a chance to post. For the record, I do like big white flowers, but my nose isn't...
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    Re: SOTD: Thurday 18th October 2012

    Happy B-day Kiliwia! @tdem1961, thanks for reminding me about Oro, it's a goody. Today I'm wearing Houbigant Bain Nouveau Skin Perfume. So far, it's going better than the Germaine Monteil Nostalgia...
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    Re: Vintage Fracas

    I have a mini of Fracas that looks exactly like the pics. I picked it up at an antique store. Smells fabulous.
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Mauboussin?

    jujy & other BNers, before you blind buy, check out my wardrobe. I have had no restraint in buying inexpensive frags, am drowning in perfume & willing to share/swap/split/decant/whatever!
  15. Re: Gardenia lovers invited:)- Ineke Hothouse Flower Sample Pass USA only

    Yeah, I starting to become addicted to these sample passes...please sign me up for a spot & thank you!
  16. How much do I really need for a lifetime?

    Need advice & stories from more experienced perfumistas. How much of each fragrance do you keep? Have you ever split/sold/swapped something & then regretted it later?

    I've been profligate...
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    Re: Jungle Gardenia by Tuvache

    Wow, congrats!
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    Almost peeing in my pants, I'm so excited at my finds today. A micro mini of Lanvin Crescendo, a little more than half-full in a little display box, and wait for it...Lanvin Petales Froisses 1/4 oz....
  19. Re: Ineke "Floral Curiosities" Sweet William sample pass, USA only

    I would like to try this, if I haven't gotten in trouble with my dubious response to JM Blackberry & Bay. Thank you 30 Roses!
  20. Re: Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne sample pass, USA only

    I received sample (& some nice extras, thank you kalli!) safely today. Will start testing tomorrow.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Someone spilled their vodka tonic on me! No, wait a minute...actually...
  21. Re: Scientific jobs in fragrance industry?

    Thank you all for the advice!
  22. Scientific jobs in fragrance industry?

    Hi all,

    I'm very close to obtaining my PhD in biophysics. I'm interested in the possibility of moving towards the fragrance industry in one aspect or another. Any advice on how to inch my way...
  23. Re: Jo Malone Blackberry & Bay Cologne sample pass, USA only

    Hi 30 Roses,

    Sorry to hear about your Mom. I hope everything works out with the new caregivers.

    Have I actually read & responded to a sample pass in time to actually join? I would love to be...
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    Re: Eau de patou??

    yes!!! If it says Patou & came out about the mid 90's or earlier, just say YES!

    How big is your shop's bottle? I did a quick ebay search & found a 100 ml for $60 shipped:
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    well, yesterday, anyway, I had a
    flea market/antique show buying bonanza blowout!

    100 ml bottle of Fendi EdT ~90%

    50 ml bottle of Chanel No. 22 in white case ~85%

    very vintage ?15 ml bottle...
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    Re: What do you girls think about Yatagan?

    It is amazing on me for a short while, then it goes quite awry.
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    Re: Most worn in August 2012

    thanks to teardrop!

    Oh, just what I needed...track frags monthly by spreadsheet/notebook. I'm such a geek! I've been working my way through a gajillion minis, 54 wears for the month. Only 2...
  28. Re: What the heck did I buy? Help on vtg Guerlain, please!

    @Rubegon, thanks! Great advice, will try the glue, but the break is not totally flat & it is angled...will try my best & let you know.
  29. Re: What the heck did I buy? Help on vtg Guerlain, please!

    It looks exactly like the thumbnail picture from the first post with the purple box (no outer box came with it). The bottle itself is about 3.5 inches, close to 4.75 with the stopper inserted. The...
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    Re: Most worn in August 2012

    Is there a way to pull this info from basenotes wardrobe, or does one keep track of this in a different way? Thanks!
  31. Re: What the heck did I buy? Help on vtg Guerlain, please!

    Thanks for all the nice comments & sharing of totally fabulous finds. It's good to know that if I'm an oddball for actually WEARING vintage perfume (as hinted by the majority of antique dealers in...
  32. Re: What the heck did I buy? Help on vtg Guerlain, please!

    I'm starting to think that everyone in MN really, really dislikes perfume (or at least vintage ones). I've been to a few dozen antique stores in the last month or so. When I tell the folks working...
  33. Re: What the heck did I buy? Help on vtg Guerlain, please!

    Just a tad bit is evaporated, fluid level and color is strikingly similar to pic with box above. I can recognize that it is Shalimar, but a Shalimar that had some intense years...maybe drinking...
  34. What the heck did I buy? Help on vtg Guerlain, please!

    Hi all,

    I bought a bottle of Guerlain at an antique store today & am totally confused. The bottle is a frosted curvy bottle with a rosebud stopper and it comes in a purple box. From what info I...
  35. help identifying an vtg. Evyan, LEATHER!!

    I picked up a mini bottle of Evyan at an antique store today. The lettering on the silver wrap-around label is faded. It is a heavy-hitting leather (really!) Is anyone familiar with a vintage...
  36. Re: La myrrhe, serge lutens , your opinion about this fragance.is it a must have or not..?

    @Mimi...thanks! I wore vintage no. 5 EDP to bed last night & it reminded me of La Myrrhe, thought I was loopy. Searched it & here you commented on the similarity just the other day. XOXOX
  37. Re: At What Point Do You "Own" A Fragrance?

    Hmm, I'm in the 25 ml camp, regardless if it's an original bottle or decant. I'm more conflicted on how much I need of a frag to take it off my wish list.
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    can we post what it is not? or is that TMI?
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    going out on a limb, I'm terrible at picking notes, would say vanilla, myrrh (just because it suggests myrrhe ardente to me strongly, not exactly sure what myrrh smells like), something that makes it...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    good morning, you all rise & sniff so early! I had a feeling I guessed A correctly (great use of the theme, DD!), was curious how awful the reissue was. I have a tiny parfum vial of the original...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    wow, this is really fun, but a LOT harder than you'd think. Thanks so much for doing this, I've gotta grab some dinner and bathe!
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Hanae Mori Magical Moon?
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    dang, nearly every frag on the planet has these notes, from Anne Klein II (NOT!), Azzaro 9, Leonard Balahe, EL Beautiful, Cabotine Gres, Chantilly, Charles of the Ritz, Chloe Narcisse, Aubusson...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    Ok, went back and read about a page, got up to that it is sandalwood, vanilla, musk, yes or no jasmine and newly revealed orange flower. This is starting to get sweeter on me, I'm really not getting...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    just got home and sprayed. Definitely femme, it smells like a new perfume to me, I can't tell if it's an EdT or an EdP. I'm getting some ingredient...'skinscent', it's wavering from pleasant to...
  46. Re: A real gangster's (wife's) perfume collection

    Ooh, what a fun game! Can we play more? We could take pictures of our collections and have people guess, then we'd have the answers eventually, too.
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    DD, you picked up on the sneaky double entendre...I worked at a used bookstore "the Bookhouse" for 15 years, and then my name, so BookhouseShell. But of course, after 15 years, my true feeling was...
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    Re: January 2012 Blind sniff

    yikes, I forgot to look here last night & this morning. I will start sniffing when I get home from work (I won't look at what anyone has written yet). When I start sniffing, what should I be doing...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Samples arrived, thank you! Really cute sprayers. Ready to play in any capacity. I've been trying to pretend with some of my own random samples, I'm really awful at identification of notes! This...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    thank you DD! You are pretty awesome, too. I would totally love being back-up sniffer or quietly sniff along for January. How fun! Let me know what you need from me.
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Hi all, is it too late to get involved with this? It sounds like a blast & an education!
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    Hermes Amazone Vtg/new help!

    Hi all,

    I'm a fan of Hermes Amazone, but having a difficult time with the different packaging and the eras they belong to. I've noticed boxes which fall into three basic categories, the first...
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    Annick Goutal gender assignations

    I've noticed that Annick Goutal fragrances come in two different types of bottles, rounded and rectangular. The former marketed to women and the latter to men. Are the fragrances themselves...
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    Re: Can You Believe It ???

    live-in BF dislikes almost everything interesting I wear. Doesn't change what I do, but it does puzzle me! I'll wear what he likes occasionally if he'll return the favor (Dirty English, YES!!):wink:
  55. I ADORE [frag], [person] abhor it, or your first ticket from the perfume police

    This is my first post, so be gentle on me. Relatively still a newbie.

    Yesterday I tried Sonoma Scent Studio Winter Woods. It was AMAZING. The first spritz and for 30 seconds I was transported...
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