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    Re: SOTD Saturday 27th June 2015

    Moving day and I have succumbed to the melancholy earthiness of my Prada Infusion d'Iris rollerball.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    I got Sur de Nil for Christmas and I love it.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    This month I bought:

    -Hanae Mori Butterfly EDT (on clearance at TJ Maxx for $24)
    -Hanae by Hanae Mori
    -a replacement bottle of my Kenzo Flower EDT (on clearance at Marshall's for $24)

    -Vince...
  4. Thread: New Prada Range

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    New Prada Range

    Here is a link to the new range to be available at Duty Free Airport shops.

    http://www.dutyfreehunter.com/blog/prada-unveils-les-infusions-collection-exclusive-launch-with-world-duty-free/
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 25th June 2015

    Today I can be a butterfly and wear Hanae Mori (butterfly) EDT.
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    Re: Packing Up and Happiest Fragrances

    cazaubon-- Good luck! The stress is definitely real!

    Mitsouko is indeed a grounding fragrance. I chose it most recently for a funeral after a sudden passing, and it kept me going.
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    Re: Best Fragrance Names

    La Chasse aux Papillons- L'Artisan- and it fits the flirty floral perfectly
    Juliette Has a Gun- Not a Perfume- fitting for a single note synthetic creation
    The Pour Un Ete- L'Artisan- fits the...
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    Re: Packing Up and Happiest Fragrances

    Thank you all for the well wishes. I am moving about 600 miles away. It's about 11 hours' drive. As for my wedding scent, it was Guerlain's Amore With Love, and I wish I'd kept it out. That and...
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    Packing Up and Happiest Fragrances

    I am moving away from my birthplace perhaps forever. This is a happy moment- A new opportunity for both my husband and me. It's bittersweet, of course, as most of our family is still here.
    ...
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    Re: Your earliest collecting memory?

    I collected flowers outside, brought them in, filled the sink with water, and hoped that by putting the flowers in, the water would become scented.

    I then started mixing scented products,...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 22nd June 2015

    Today I tried Dioressence by Dior (the new reformulation).

    My impressions:

    Top notes are masculine, even though listed as violet and rosebud.

    Heart notes have a bit of powder. Also, they...
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    Re: Article: Greatest Hits : Christine Nagel

    My two favorites of hers are With Love- Guerlain, and Wood Sage and Sea Salt- Jo Malone.
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    Re: Summer-wedding-fragrance

    I hope you don't mind, but I checked your wardrobe to try to answer this question, and I noticed you have Pamplelune. While Pamplelune itself might not be the best wedding fragrance as it might...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Haha! So is mine! If I were to replicate my mother from my early memories, I would wear Chanel No. 5 parfum (because when she and my father were married, this is practically all she would wear). ...
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    Re: Today I Bought - April 2012

    I haven't bought any fragrance in a LONG time (at least a year) because I had gathered a sizable collection and was working through/weeding through that, but this week I ordered:

    1) BVLGARI Eau...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: May 2011

    To add to my list of restocks:

    A 30 ml bottle of Kenzo Flower Le Parfum (the one that smells of Benzoin and Myrrh)
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: May 2011

    This week I received Escale a Portofino from my DH for a Mother's Day gift via Dior that did not arrive on-time. What a great suprise! I smell like a summer breeze!

    I also purchased two weeks or...
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    Re: Fragrance insults / back-handed compliments

    I've heard:

    BO= Pamplelune
    Baby Wipes= Kenzo Flower
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    Re: Picking out a fragrance for a woman

    Take her to Watertower Place. There's a L'Artisan, a C.O. Bigelow, a Macy's, a Sephora (I think) and there's a Chanel boutique down the street. We did a Basenotes gig there a few years ago and had...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 23rd April 2011

    Mitsouko 2005 today. Just coming round the corner on a cycle of migraines and finally able to fragrance myself again!
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance on the beach?

    Keeping in mind that I live down the street from Lake Michigan, not from some tropical locale, I do wear fragrance to the beach sometimes. I try not to wear anything that attracts bees, though. I...
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    Starter Fragrance for a Preschooler?

    Being the fragrance nut that I am, it shouldn't surprise me that my 3 year old son is crazy about scent. I was thinking of getting him a very inexpensive stocking stuffer with sturdy packaging. Any...
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    Re: FYI- Free Nuit de Noel

    Yes, it's EDT.
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    FYI- Free Nuit de Noel

    BeautyBlitz.com has a daily giveaway sweepstakes.

    I just entered today's sweepstakes *fingers crossed*--

    It's a bottle of Caron's Nuit de Noel.

    You have to create an account to enter.
    ...
  25. Re: "Wearing celeb perfumes" as a potential relationship deal-breaker

    Wow! Hilarious!!! I am personally leery of anyone in possession of the mentioned fragrances and fashion items, as well. Except, of course, cologne for men (very attractive to me), and t-shirts...
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    Re: Your Process for Purchasing New Perfume

    Just as an FYI, this article I wrote is up for a Hubnugget, which is a newbie award through Hubpages. If you want to vote for it, you can vote today at:

    http://hubpages.com/hub/HubNugget-Nation
    ...
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    Re: Your Process for Purchasing New Perfume

    Thanks; I'll correct that.
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    Re: Your Process for Purchasing New Perfume

    So much helpful feedback. Thanks for your replies.
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    Your Process for Purchasing New Perfume

    What is your process for purchasing new perfumes? Are you an impulse shopper? Do you take a few months to ruminate? Are you somewhere in between? And what of sales associates? Do you use them or...
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    Re: I took the Secretions Magnifique plunge

    I had almost exactly the same experience, to a tee. Metallic, floral. Innocent on the card, downright NASTY on the skin. I am a mother of two, and when I tried it on my forearm, I actually felt...
  31. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Combination of citrus + resinous wood sometimes = cat pee. Totally about your chemistry tho. Oh, and sometimes the more onerous jasmine scents can = cat pee.
  32. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    I know what you mean about Pamplelune. I love it and it's one of my sig's but you have to have the right chemistry for it, and i have a friend who really doesn't!

    Worst ever: Tribe. You know,...
  33. Re: Please help 21 year old female find a sig scent for everyday!

    There have been some really excellent suggestions already.

    I noticed you tend towards florals. I thought Betsey Johnson was a good suggestion.

    For something a little different, you might try...
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    Re: Recommend me a fragrance

    You would probably like the following mainstream, widely available scents:

    -YSL L'Homme
    -Hanae Mori PH
    -Versace Pour Homme
    -Givenchy Pi
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14 June

    Today I layered Etra with L de Lolita. It's interesting. I like it!
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    Re: A scent for my sis:)

    A lot depends on what houses are available to you. I don't know much about Norway...

    It sounds like she likes light florientals, mostly.

    Kenzo Flower is a solid choice. I have been wearing it...
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    Re: Too many deals "too good to pass on"?

    I bring my husband to the store with me. He loves my many fragrances, but is much more objective about my own desires than I am. If he's not available, I bring a friend who is either very...
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    Re: What do you love enough to have a backup?

    Current back-up bottles:
    -Mitsouko EDT (pre-reformulation)
    -Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
    -Ellen Tracy Imagine Shimmer (discontinued/never officially introduced, I suspect)
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    Re: New Guerlains this spring

    I'm pretty sure it's possible through the fat layering process that's popular in France. But it would be EXTREMELY expensive.
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    Poll: Re: Searching for a blackberry alternative

    The Ava Luxe is really nice. Try it. I do think it is the best blackberry out there.
    And I agree with the Mure et Musc Extreme, but I would get the extrait de parfum if money were no object. ...
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    Re: Curious to get fragrance recommendations

    You seem to enjoy a tonka bean base, from what I can tell. You might try:

    DiorAddict
    Bvlgari BLV Notte
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    Re: The Other Side (a SA's point of view)

    Great approach, Kewal.

    I used to be a cosmetics SA. And I also helped out behind the fragrance counter when there was someone new or it was a holiday season.

    MAYBE MANY BASENOTERS DON'T KNOW...
  43. Re: At what point does this become annoying to a SA?

    How ingenious, Wordbird! I never thought to do this. Although I do prefer Sephora for designer fragrance shopping because of the open testers and the availability of plastic sample vials that the...
  44. Re: A poll of sorts: your rarely mentioned favorites

    Rarely mentioned favorites:

    Ellen Tracy Imagine Shimmer
    Victoria's Secret Sweet Craving
    Escada Rockin' Rio
    La Maison de la Vanille Vanille Noir du Mexique
  45. Re: Really classy fragrance for a 40 something conservative woman?

    I agree with many that you're going for something light. Like O de Lancome, Bvlgari Pour Femme, Bvlgari Voile du Jasmin, etc.

    I really think you should check out the Bvlgaris. Modern classics, I...
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    Re: The Other Side (a SA's point of view)

    "I'm just looking" is used by a customer in every industry as code for many of the following:

    "I am checking to see what products you have; I know from experience that this store has a limited...
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    Re: OMG!!! Did Somebody Say Free!

    I got an Advanced Night Repair by EL. It was either that or some moisturizer or the CK body wash (I'm allergic to it).
  48. Re: Ladies I've got a ( guy's niche) question for you!

    L'Eau du Navigateur (L'Artisan)
  49. Thread: Shalimar Light

    by Kotori
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    Re: Shalimar Light

    It's an updated, citrusy Shalimar. See Chandler Burr's review for more information on the history of Shalimar updates.
    ...
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    Re: Mandarine basilic has won me over.

    I actually had a fun experience with MB and Pamplelune. My friend and I both own Pamplelune. On her it turns somewhat acrid; on me you smell mostly patchouly. But we both tested MB. And after a...
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    Re: Synesthesia and Color Associations with Scent

    I know we've discussed this before... about two years ago, as I recall. But I can't seem to find the thread.

    Clinical synesthesia seems to affect many musicians. Some famous ones include Tori...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 17 January

    This morning it was an Ananis Fizz sample. Now it's Sweet Craving by Victoria's Secret, which is kind of like Angel went on a diet, and then cheated with a whole bunch of yellow cake with vanilla...
  53. Re: Really old perfumes belonging to my Grandmother

    Is the vintage Vivara at all similar to the re-release that is now in stores?
  54. Re: Your views on perfumes containing Civet, and other animalic ingredients..

    If the "better" houses primarily still employ animal-based civet, then I suppose my wardrobe is not cruelty-free, nor are most bn-ers' wardrobes. I will have to think more on the subject, and do...
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    Re: Tea - Does it ever smell like tea?

    Several of you have mentioned Bvlgari "tea" scents. I think Chandler Burr's review of the original Bvlgari tea scent: Eau Parfumee Au The Vert, to be quite informative of what Ellena, at least, was...
  56. Re: Poll: What scents make you say, "Oh, that's ME!!!" ?

    Yes! This is exactly what I'm talking about!
  57. Re: Poll: What scents make you say, "Oh, that's ME!!!" ?

    You're making me blush.
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    Re: Beyond Paradise & Gold by DK ~

    Many perfumers have a trademark. I've been researching that.

    Like Alberto Morillas tends to go clean and alittle powdery (CK One, Kenzo Flower).

    Mathilde Laurent makes citrus-orientals,...
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    "It's not humid enough to wear THAT."

    Do you have fragrances you can only wear in certain weather?

    For me, there are fragrances that give me headaches EXCEPT when it's humid. On this list is anything orange blossom, many of my...
  60. Poll: What scents make you say, "Oh, that's ME!!!" ?

    The other day I was in my classroom, as I can invariably be found Monday through Friday (except snow days like today), and I noticed a glorious scent. As I walked through the aisles smelling the...
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    Re: Burr gives Ed Hardy for Women 1 star

    This is the most scathing review of Burr's that I have ever read! Hilarious! Especially because my my sister-in-law's husband just got it for her for her birthday. My personal opinion on the...
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    Re: Fragrance twins/opposites?

    After just looking, you and Lady in Black have a lot in common, too.
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    Re: Fragrance twins/opposites?

    I don't know if I have a fragrance twin, but I think Lady in Black and Shadesofbleu and I have a lot in common.

    As far as an opposite, it would have to be Clemmie. Almost everything she wears...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 14 January

    Bvlgari White Tea today. Loves it.

    Congratulations, Tigrushka!
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    Re: Too Much Perfume = Depression?

    You make a great deal of sense, Veuve. I agree, for the record. I think the science does get lost in the prose most of the time.
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    Re: Too Much Perfume = Depression?

    I found a few more scientific sites since I posted. It seems to be a reliable enough study. Loss of sense of smell... hmmm... That would explain why my sister-in-law used to bathe in Mademoiselle...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 10 January

    Testing Prada today.

    She loves me.

    Who knew?
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    Re: Dark berries/fruit

    Another one you could try is Gucci II EDP. Pink square bottle. Not very dark, but good berries.

    Or Falling in Love by Philosophy. Also more on the refreshing side, though.

    On the cheap...
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    Too Much Perfume = Depression?

    I found an interesting article at
    http://www.froodee.com/features/too-much-perfume-too-much-sadness/

    Too much perfume, too much sadness?

    Jan 10 2008

    Posted by Jay as Family Features,...
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    Re: Today I bought ... JANUARY 2009 PURCHASES

    Wow! That sounds really interesting.

    "A stunningly delicate Gourmand-Floral, Persephone is an olfactory jewel, a refined yet devilish melange of pomegranate, blackberry, Mysore sandalwood, amber,...
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    Re: Favorites and Hair Color and Birth Month

    Note: Grapefruit or Amber
    Hair Color: Golden Brown
    Birth: November (Scorpio)
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    Re: Which are your least favourite PERFUMES?

    With apologies,

    FRACAS! God. Instant headache doesn't even begin to describe it! It's like chopsticks shoved up the nostrils.
    D & G LIGHT BLUE as well!
    MARC JACOBS
    MICHAEL KORS,
    ELIZABETH...
  73. Re: Poll: You Can Bring Back One Discontinued Scent...r/o

    Discontinued: Guerlain With Love (wore on my wedding day)
    Reformulated: Guerlain Mitsouko (oakmoss loves me)
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    Re: Scents that made you stop a man

    I have the same problem in my line of work! Every year, I have an adolescent male student who does not understand that a fragrance shouldn't permeate the entire hallway!
  75. Re: Which fragrances in your wardrobe will you definitely repurchase?

    Definite repurchases:

    -Shalimar (but parfum next time, I think~ I have had 3 bottles of various varieties)
    -Mitsouko (EDP next time, perhaps)
    -Bvlgari Au The Blanc (so light, I'll use it right...
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    Re: Fresh Strawberry Flowers

    I got my bottle, too. I had smelled it in the store before Christmas, and had a vague recollection of what it smelled like.

    I don't like the first 15 minutes, when it is very floral and very...
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    Re: One-Whiff Wonders and Mood Changers

    Grapefruit just perks me right up!

    I brought essential oil soaked towelettes into the labor and delivery room with me, scented with peppermint, lavender, and grapefruit. Lavender for stress and...
  78. Re: Attitudes toward the perfume hobby -- how many?

    MINIMALIST ~ I simply must carve down my wardrobe a bit. I won't repurchase (* ).
    WISTFUL ~ I wish I could be a perfumer and do nothing but sniff all day...
    AGGRAVATED ~ Will people stop calling...
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    Re: SotD Friday 2 January 2009

    Bvlgari White Tea with A Perfect World Body Lotion
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    Re: Dark berries/fruit

    Seconded.

    Or Ava Luxe Blackberry Musk.
  81. Re: Best fragrance-free moisturizer--doesn't interfere with frags

    I wear either Cetaphil lotion or Aveeno Baby lotion. California Baby Super Sensitive is nice, too, but not too moisturizing. Very natural, though.
  82. Thread: Skanky?

    by Kotori
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    Re: Skanky?

    Or maybe Kingdom?
  83. Thread: Skanky?

    by Kotori
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    Re: Skanky?

    Secretions Magnifique!
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    Re: Scent for a seductress!!

    Try:
    Dior Addict (original blue bottle)
    Givenchy Hot Couture
    Etra by Etro
    L'Artisan Les Espices de la Passion
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    Re: December 2008 Purchases

    See, I'm so close to doing that. But I'm really low on funds. Let me know what you think!

    I've smelled it before in the store, and I can liken it to something, but I'm not sure you would know...
  86. Re: Do you ever have a smell you wish you could bottle?

    Smells I wish I could bottle:

    Woodburning fireplace (lit, of course)
    Late summer rain
    Baby's head after nap
    Freshly peeled clementines
    Tobacco flowers on the stem
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    Re: SotD Sunday 28 December

    Today: Mitsouko with a twist; I'm wearing Origins Ginger bath products. It's unbelievable together!
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    Re: SotD Friday 26 December

    Bvlgari Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc (my Christmas present from my husband)

    my first intimate encounter with a basic musk (the tea disappears quickly on me)
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    Re: Favorites and Hair Color and Birth Month

    Favorite notes: sandalwood, amber, pepper, bergamot, oakmoss, grapefruit, pomegranate
    Hair: light golden brown
    Birth month: November, Scorpio
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    Re: Can you offer Ava Luxe Recommendations?

    I like the Blackberry musk and the White lilac.
  91. Thread: New love

    by Kotori
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    Re: New love

    I know you're looking for a fragrance, but what came to mind is a scented candle:

    Firewood by Henri Bendel.
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    Re: Suggestions for female fragrance as gift

    When I think of "clean, powdery," I think of the following:

    Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
    Burberry Brit
    Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue (everyone is wearing it, though)
    Clean (multiple varieties)...
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    Re: December 2008 Purchases

    Oooh, Fragonard. What did you like?
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    Re: December 2008 Purchases

    December:

    I swapped Moreda for Etra by Etro (does that count?).

    I purchased YSL YoungSexyLovely for a friend for Christmas, and Michael Kors Island Capri for another friend.

    I received...
  95. Re: What's your most "old lady" scent? (Or, what are you afraid of?)

    Either Mitsouko or Shailmar.
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    Re: It's just not "me" perfumes

    Pretty much anything Chanel. I've tried to love Bois des Iles, No. 5, Mademoiselle, Chance... The only one I could ever wear was Allure.
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    Re: Any scents like SJP's Lovely?

    If you like more tenacious florals, maybe you'd like Vera Wang or Stella.
  98. Re: Do you ever get cravings for frags from your youth?

    Shades, Stella, and Ailuros, we're kindred spirits.

    I wore Love's Baby Soft most of my young life from Ages 10-17. I actually was wearing it in HS as a sort of throw-back, I think. I also wore...
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    Re: Hey everyone--little help please?

    Also try Armani Code.
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    Re: Help a Newbie!! Finding Similar Fragrances

    In reference to Happy, you might like it. I think you might like Happy Heart better, though... If they're still selling it. Also try YSL YoungSexyLovely and Vivara.
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