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  1. Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    No. 22 surpasses No. 5 for me, I have a full bottle, and is a fragrance that I don't want to be without. I have a decant of Cuir de Russie, and have a crush on No. 18, the odd child of the bunch. Had...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Friday, 26 December, 2014

    :kiss::kiss::kiss:
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Saturday, 27 December, 2014.

    Good morning, good folk.
    Three sprays of Fracas (on wrists and shoulder) and a dab of Carnal Flower between my breasts.
    I know it that the mix may sound inconceivable, but it's really quite good....
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Friday, 26 December, 2014

    Good morning, beautiful basenotes bunch... having a few days of Guerlain Christmas, all vintage, spent yesterday in vintage pure parfum Mitsouko, and today in my circa 1967 Shalimar extrait... very...
  5. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Recently I have been impressed with pretty much every offering by Vero Profumo....but the very most recent WOW experience came from resampling Dans tes Bras.... I truly felt embraced, and it was nice...
  6. Re: Guerlain Vol de Nuit - Compare vintage EDC to modern EDT?

    I am still haunted by the parfum tester in NOLA at the Basenotes meetup (that they wouldn't sell to me!!!!) but experienced the edt as weak. What year was that Mike? 2011? do you think the parfum has...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 12th November 2014

    Congrats on the 27,000 posts, Mike P!

    Tubey Crim today. Carnal Flower tomorrow. Because I can. hee hee hee
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    Re: SOTD Monday 10th November 2014

    Quickly draining my sample of Dans Tes Bras. Need a bottle of decant of this one for sure.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, November 8

    Today I'm in L'Heure Bleue (1912) from the bottle I purchased at the Chicago Basenotes Meetup. So not only is it a lovely, complex scent, but has sentimental value to me on a personal level. I was...
  10. Re: Recommendations for 50-year whose husband doesn't like florals

    As a "vibrant" 50 something who has been enjoying no. 19 for several decades, I concur with the above recommendations, but my ears pricked up at the word "spice."
    What about exploring some of the...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Monday, 3 November, 2014

    mikep, nice to see you all sparkly this morning in no. 22... I wore Vanille by Mona di Orio today, had a few compliments, it is perfect for this chilly weather we are having in NJ. I remember being...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 1st November 2014

    Generous application of Dans Tes Bras from a generous sample - this is moving up to the top of my wish list. A beautiful combination of warmth and light with impressions of soft floral, warm, clean...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th October 2014

    all of you smell so goooooood!
    I wore dabs of Kiki edp and couldn't help but finalize my adornments with a spritz of Bois de Paradis ...sounds crazy but I liked it fine!
    I'll have a bit of crushed...
  14. Thread: Vero Mito

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    Re: Vero Mito

    My only issue with Vero Profumo is trying to decide which of her creations I love best. I've drained several sample vials of Kiki which I find a smooth uplifting lavender with that caramely gourmand...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    BEautiful! this is hands down my favorite lipstick shade and favorite brand for coverage, ease of application and wearability. I wish this were not a limited edition...and that it were offered in the...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Marrow looks pretty! How is the glide, coverage and lasting power of Butter London brand? I have never tried any of their offerings.
    I love Chanel colors, but find they chip more easily than Opi or...
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday October 26, 2014

    :rolleyesold: Why, hello there, Jon! Would love to hear about the Orris Noir. My current favorite from OJ is T'aif, but I have not sampled the range.
    Spending the early part of the day in Apres...
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    Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Sampling Pure Mariposa today and have a small decant of Impossible Iris, (both from a generous basenoter). I am enjoying the happy, bright atmosphere of Mariposa this morning, and loved Foustie's...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Saturday, 25 October, 2014.

    Sampling Pure Mariposa by Ramon Monegal. This is a happy, lighthearted scent, like someone just filled my arms with a bundle of fresh fragrant flowers...nice way to start a Saturday morning.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Friday, 24 October, 2014.

    I'm even later, but never too late to enjoy reading about these gorgeous, lush orientals on this thread today! I spent my day in Chanel no. 19, but came home to a lovely sample pack thanks to...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 4 March, 2014.

    I asked myself, what is that skanky stinky smell coming from my laptop, and sure enough, when I logged on, there was mikey p in his MonteCristo, :grin:, and then the cloud settled and the gorgeous...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 1 February, 2014.

    mikeperez23 and shadesofbleu, I see your Carnal Flower, and I raise you Tubereuse Criminelle!

    (I'm trying to do gambling talk, did I get it right?) anyway I am bluffing because I'm really wearing...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 8 December 2013.

    hedonist, I'm also sampling PHI Rose de Kandahaar and enjoying it, probably because I had pretty neutral expectations of it. I think your new name for it works well!

    Jon Rodgers, what a gorgeous...
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    Re: Summing Up 2013

    Best Launch: I also don't keep up with launches, but here are three I tried and enjoyed: Aftelier Cuir Gardenia, delightfully stinky catnip, Atelier Cologne Silver Iris, smooth, elegant, pure , Phi...
  25. Re: Need advice: Sis wants Carnal Flower. Less expensive suggestions?

    Tuberose Animale by Histoires de Parfums is an option, or even the trilogy which gives you three incarnations of tuberose for about $100
    TA scratches my Carnal Flower itch if I do say so myself.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 1 December 2013.

    Anima Dulcis today, merci Carlos!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 30 November 2013

    elizrj and Quarry - me hungry too!
    I'm ended up in Animas Dulcis today, great for the cold weather, buttery, spicy hot goodness
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    Re: Thoughts on Candles

    I have to offer another vote for Shoyeido's Great Origin Incense. I was surprised to see it pop up in this thread, but it has been a nice discovery for me this past year. Burns very clean, very...
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    Re: Just smelled Mona di Orio's Vanille...

    I had the concept that vanilla was a boring note prior to sampling Mona di Orio's Vanille. It blew me away with it's assertive, earthy interpretation of vanilla, not overly sweet, Vanille exudes...
  30. Re: What are your two most "opposite" fragrances?

    Well, not thinking too hard about this interesting question, my first response would be Chanel no. 22, bright, happy, elegant, smooth and appropriate as compared to my vintage Jicky edp, skanky,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 28th November, 2013.

    Birthday wishes to kumquat :)
    kewart, so glad you are on the mend- that is a nasty break.
    This SotD thread sure is easy on the eyes with all the gorgeous visuals (especially Jon Rodgers - I love...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 27 November 2013.

    sheesh! I feel like I missed a lot - elizr is in love, eating creme brulee and mikeyp is a year older and handsomer and smoother, just like his vintage Shalimar, and lilybelle came a twinklin'...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 24 November 2013

    HIstoires de Parfums 1804 fruity top woody bottom
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Two items from the Guerlain Holiday collection, Crazy Paris: the terracotta bronzer, very high marks from me, beautiful, natural color and a smooth matte finish - and the eye shadow palette - warm...
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    Re: New York Magazine: The 5 Hottest Guys in Perfume

    mike and I have the same taste in men
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 16 November 2013

    I want to wear what Roberto's wearing!
  37. Re: Suggestions Needed for Replacing Patou Homme Prive and Gucci Nobile

    Just peeking in here because I have a sample of vintage Patou Pour Homme Privee (thank you gallant and legendary Scentimental) that I have nursed for more than several years now and adore its elegant...
  38. Re: BN meetup in 2014, possible dates and places

    ...and that is how it's done! what a comprehensive list - great tips, Mama Quarry! I love the idea of a low key meeting, too - the sample swaps seem to be such a highlight!
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    I knew it! that you'd love it! So glad...yes, it's not only the color, which is this very unique fuschia red, but it's the formula, feels great on and lasts and lasts. Enjoy :)
  40. Re: BN meetup in 2014, possible dates and places

    Somehow I think I may be on a bi or tri annual track, not annual. But I will observe with interest and delight as plans unfold...
    I have plans to be in Chicago in the spring again for art related...
  41. Re: 2013 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up Trip Report (re-do)

    ^ what he said

    and I'm sorry to have missed our anticipated breakfast, especially missing the time with Quarry - I have such great memories of beginning the days in "our" courtyard in the French...
  42. Re: 2013 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up Trip Report (re-do)

    Well, Happy Sunday...here is my shortlist of new discoveries and loves from the Chicago trip...

    Houbigant Oranger en Fleurs, Matildaben pointed me in this direction, for me it's the definition of...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 2 November 2013.

    reading and posting quite late, Mike must be having fun at the party which is in full swing by now...I dreamt of L'Heure Bleue last night and it has been my scent of the day today, and was my full...
  44. Re: 2013 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up Trip Report (re-do)

    21241 I have been in such a limbo since the server transition and it was so nice to log on tonight and see this new version of our meetup thread posted. I took relatively few photos this time, I...
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    Re: Sotd October 29th 2013

    what she said ^ except scented with L'Heure Bleue :)
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 28th April 2013

    Iris Ganache today, over Le Labo Iris 39 body oil, both lightly applied. Everyone smells gorgeous today.
  47. Re: What scents do you trust in extreme circumstances?

    a) Chanel no. 22, always beautiful, always elegant
    b) Anima Dulcis, because it would create my own little comfort zone
    c) either No. 19, for "liquid armour" or I'd go the complete opposite and...
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    Re: Wedding perfume

    oohh, the idea of trying classic Coco for the wedding sounds quite good also.

    do report back when you can and let us know your impressions and thoughts as they unfold. how exciting!
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance on the beach?

    I never did until last summer. A spritz or two of Mona di Orio Etoile d'Hollande - a sheer salty rose scent that melded beautifully with my Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion. Last summer for me was all...
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    Re: Scent of the Day, Monday April 8

    I haven't popped in for quite some time and it's nice to "see" everybody in all your fragrant glory!
    I discovered Anima Dulcis by Arquiste in February and it has been a go to scent for me ever...
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    Re: Wedding perfume

    Coco Mademoiselle is yummy and if it expresses you, then go for it . Joy is beautiful also...mostly I just want to say, Congratulations!
    Have you had a chance to sample any of the Chanel Exclusifs...
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Second tube of Chanel Coco Rouge Mademoiselle - the MOST versatile lip color ever.
    Took the plunge with Chanel Rouge Allure in Coromandel - warm bright red - great for spring - lemming after...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Finally took a cue from Evangeline and other beauties here on basenotes and took the plunge with Coromandel...it's LOVE! and my lippie of the day :)
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    Re: SOTD happy Friday 16th November 2012

    Yesterday my sister passed away from advanced lung cancer. I was with her, she passed peacefully and was loved.
    Today I woke up and had a perfume accident in which I wore both Le Labo Rose 31 which...
  55. Re: Which of these French perfumes do you like best?

    hmm... classic exotic, sweet and dreamy? ...what about Coco Mademoiselle or Miss Dior Le Parfum, Chanel no. 22, and try Angel, it will be a love or hate. No. 5 is a must try.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Chanel Sweet Beige Glossimer
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    Re: Parfums Delrae: Bois de Paradis

    Thanks Mike, what a nice thought - wore it last night :)
    When I think of you I think of Shalimar scented bear hugs!
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Chanel Mirifique cream eyeshadow, a twinkly asphalt color that can be used as an eyeliner or shadow. Very versatile. Nice change from my makeup routine which has been a bit of blush and lip color on...
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    Re: Parfums Delrae: Bois de Paradis

    Wearing this today...finally splurged on a full bottle. LOVE it! Sensual, exotic, not too sweet.
  60. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    I'm in the 1967 vintage extrait Shalimar club, turned on to it by mikeperez xoxo. ruined forever.

    after that, in no particular order...Mitsouko, Jicky PdT, Vol de Nuit parfum, Attrape Coeur was...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 6th November 2012

    Voted early this morning in Fracas and my Fluevogs...
    SotN is Bois de Paradis.
  62. Institute for Art and Olfaction to launch in March

    I recently attended a conference at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC in Multi Modal Approaches to Learning. Participants included museum directors, physicians, artists, educators, therapists and...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Evangeline, after going through a red phase, I recently discovered this shade and have been wearing it everyday since! I know exactly what you mean. it really is a perfect go with everything lipstick.
  64. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    me too, sleepy and scented, can barely read through all this right now to catch up on the thread, BUT one thing I DID catch was Paris. Count me in on this. Paris with basenoters? Zut Alors! Sacre...
  65. Re: What else might appeal to a Mitsouko addict?

    also recommend Jubilation 25 - at first sniff I immediately was reminded of Mitsouko but with a contemporary, rounded feel.
  66. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    Shalimar. definitely.
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    Re: SOTD: Thurday 18th October 2012

    gorgeous images and scents on this thread.
    I am doing a happy dance in a decant of Shalimar Ode de la Vanille sur La Madagascar - LIVE from VEGAS!!!
    thank you matildaben!
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    Re: SOTD Wed 17th October 2012

    Chanel no.19
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    Re: Article: Chanel unveil Brad Pitt campaign

    It makes me want to dress up my husband, get out the video camera and give it a go...he would be more convincing, I am sure. I agree, this does not ring my bell. How about a basenotes contest of an...
  70. oh, dear, I hate to be negative, but I personally...

    oh, dear, I hate to be negative, but I personally think he needs a haircut, too. Ursula, I like your concept.
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    Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    already responded, but adding Iris Ganache to the top of the list!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 14th October 2012

    This is a rather lush and sexy thread this morning! Tabac Blond, Jicky and Hypnotic Poison??? wow.
    I am wearing Iris Ganache from a tiny decant over Le Labo Iris 39 body massage oil.
    Have a...
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    Re: Fragrances you love but rarely wear?

    Bandit parfum
    Aimez Moi parfum
    Tabac Blond parfum

    all beauties that I love, maybe because they are small bottles that I am trying to prolong using them up...but also in the case of Bandit and...
  74. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    thoroughly enjoying this thread, reading through it as I luxuriate in a small decant of Iris Ganache that came in the post today. I can pretend I was at Guerlain with y'all! Redneck, I chuckled at...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 11th October 2012

    Reading this thread starts the day off right.
    First full wearing of Chanel Bois Des Iles - smooth warm and beautiful.
  76. started a blog as a tribute to mom and dad with perfume intermissions

    Some of you know that my Mom and Dad passed recently, within three months of each other, after 60 years of marriage. Over the past several years, I have been writing about their interracial marriage,...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 9th October 2012

    Vintage Mitsouko edt, a lovely gift from a smoking hot basenoter. This formulation reminds me of horses nuzzling you on an autumn morning, there is a kind of a hay note, and then there's that that...
  78. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    rubbing hands together with gleeful anticipation :cheesy:
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    Re: How much do I really need for a lifetime?

    hmmm... it took me 5 years to drain my 100 ml bottle of Chanel no. 19, and enjoyed every drop. A year after purchasing 75 mls of Chanel no. 22, I have about 50 mls remaining. I've likewise emptied my...
  80. Re: Is Hypnotic Poison a fragrance that men can really pass off?

    I wore Hypnotic Poison today, VERY lightly, one spritz at each wrist and one between both forearms, and hubby commented that he thought I had spilled some perfume this morning...she has the monster...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 7th October 2012

    Hypnotic Poison. which goes really well with gingerbread and all the birthdays if I do say so myself.
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    Re: Today I Bought: October 2012

    15 ml bottle of Le Labo Iris 39 to go with the massage oil - so luxurious.
    small decants of Le Labo...Vanille 44 blind buy on way as we speak
    10 mls of a bottle split with matildaben of Shalimar...
  83. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    oh boy oh boy, just look at those smiles - they are the real deal - so great to see, I can feel the happy, fragrant energy from here! Thanks for taking the time out in the midst of your agenda to...
  84. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    lol! I have one Santa Maria Novella, Citta di Kyoto...gorgeous, translucent aura of a scent. It's presence in my collection is early evidence of my love for iris notes...

    living vicariously...
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    Re: Herbal Feminines?

    chanel no. 18 comes to mind, it may be the interplay of cumin and flowers
  86. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    wow. wow. sounds amazing! mike, let me know your impressions of Shanghai, will you? My dad's hometown and I have such romantic notions of it...curious about Guerlain's interpretation.
    godspeed,...
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    Re: Fresh/sheer vanilla frag?

    I'll add Vanille Exquise by Annick Goutal, which to my nose is light and sheer, not overly foodie.
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Chanel Vitalumiere foundation - luv it
    Mademoiselle Coco Rouge lippir
    Sweet beige glossimer

    Lemming over the Mirifique - how is it Blue Eyez?
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    Re: Your Beauty Regime

    hmm... a timely thread, after spending every weekend at the ocean, my skin needed attention...like lillybelle, I have not been that consistent, but the most satisfying skin regime I have used on my...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 1st October 2012

    eating a twinkie of all things, which is not elegant at all, but feeling elegant with Bois des Iles spritzed on my right and No. 18 on my left, my new favorites from the exclusifs line. I see Jon...
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    Re: How similar are Coromandel and Angel/A*men?

    terribly jealous here. Coromandel, after about 72 hours drydown reminds me remarkably of Malle's Musc Ravageur.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 1st October 2012

    missed you all too, I get such a lift from simply reading and seeing and imagining what each of you is wearing. (that could sound so wrong on any other forum, lol!)
    today is a day off and I am...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 27th September 2012

    Realizing why basenotes is such a special community, once again. Hugs all around, especially to Alitkye and ExremeK. Better days ahead...
    Mike P thank you for being a comforting man cake.
    Spent the...
  94. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 2012 Itinerary *UPDATED*

    Lol, Mike, can you believe all those samples at our fingertips. Wild! Such fun :)
  95. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 2012 Itinerary *UPDATED*

    My heart is beating in wild anticipation for your trip...will be there in spirit and can't wait for photos and report!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 25th September 2012

    lilybelle, congrats on your job...we started a literacy program at our center - it's so important, so needed.

    opened my purse tonight and it smelled SO GOOOOOOOD! I realized I had tucked a card...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 25th September 2012

    Happy 3K to Evangeline!
    House twins with hedonist in Bois de Violette :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 23rd September 2012

    Welcome, Jinete, Ta'if is a gorgeous fragrance, must be beautiful in the Texas warmth. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 23rd September 2012

    You can tell the autumn approaches with all the yummy scents coming out...Evangeline, this image is wonderful for a Sunday evening.
    Did some sampling today at the Chanel Boutique of 28 La Pausa,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 22nd September 2012

    Roberto, what an odd photo of Antaeus! I chuckle because this was my secret cabinet scent. I purchased a 50 ml bottle of Antaeus and hid it away in my closet for surreptitious encounters. Just me and...
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