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    Re: Heeley's Cuir Pleine Fleur

    On my wish list!
  2. I just found Odori Tabacco 100ml for $149 & free shipping.

    I just bought Odori Tabacco 100ml in box on eBay for $149 and free shipping. The seller has 10 more bottles. Seller has over 40,000 feedbacks; at 99.8%..

    Let me know if I am not supposed to give...
  3. Re: What's your most "old lady" scent? (Or, what are you afraid of?)

    I am 65 years old so hopefully I have a pass to say what I want about "old ladies." Stale Guerlain and Caron orientals smell awful "old lady" to me. If I put on Caron 'Nuit de Noel' or Guerlain...
  4. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    Great thread. pelle, your wardrobe is truly interesting. My suggestion are Hermes' Osmanthe Yunnan and Kilian's Liasons Dangereuses.
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    Re: Problem with Gucci Envy

    Envy is beautiful. As a couple of people have noted, it can be swapped if you find you are not fond of it. I own it and I think it is a wonderful. If you are a newbie, I'd say you are showing some...
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    Re: Smoky Feminine Scent....

    I own a bottle of Vero Profumo 'Onda' and a bottle of Etat Libre d'Orange 'Jasmin et Cigarette' and they are both thrilling smokyy fragrances. From the suggestions I see here, people are suggesting...
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    Re: Smoky Feminine Scent....

    I love Etat Libre d'Orange 'Jasmin et Cigarette'. (I know cigarettes are anathema to the politically correct.) I am not a smoker but think this has a fabulous smoke and floral fragrance. And by...
  8. Re: watery, floral, fruity, sweet, woody, etc.

    I think there is a good description of categories and notes at http://theperfumedcourt.com/fragrance_families.aspx. The women who owns this website is well known and regarded in the fragrance...
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    Re: Quadrille - A unique vintage delight

    The parfumeur for Balenciaga's Quadrille was Francis Fabron. Fabron composed several other well known fragrances: Givenchy's L'Interdit; Nina Ricci's L'Air du Temps and Balenciaga's Le Dix.
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    Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    Do you really think Lisa Lawler, Patty White and Diane Weissman at The Perfumed Courst (TPC) were making serious money? I certainly don't. I would be surprised if they made minimum wage for the...
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    Les Nereides 'Musc Samarkand'

    In the Turin/Sanchez book, Perfume the A-Z Guide, Les Nereides 'Musc Samarkand' is rated 4 stars by Tania Sanchez.
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    Re: Hurt Old Lady

    The ageism towards women is one of western society's most unchallenged prejudices. It causes as much agony to older women in general as racism. It amazes me that this is not seriously challenged. I...
  13. Re: Going futher: female fragances for men?

    I think Chanel's Cuir de Russie would be outstanding on a man. Utterly classy, smooth fine leather with a bit of sweetness.
  14. Re: Safran Troublant: too much trouble? 1 ml wonder?

    Yes, I've had that experience. It is frustrating not to have the great pleasure that is anticipated.
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    Re: Rose scents

    I adore Czech & Speake's DARK ROSE. Unfortunately it is not being made now and was on the market for only a short time. C&S has said for quite some time that they will be offering it again. It is...
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    Re: OUTRAGEOUSLY popular fragrances

    I love Angel, but consider it controversial. It is an "interesting" fragrance that some people love and some people find repulsive. It does sell for an attractive price.

    Could you provide some...
  17. Re: categories of fragrances (colors, etc.)

    Here is a link with descriptions of his 10 major categories. He has subcategories for each of them, but this does a nice job of describing the major categories. ...
  18. Re: categories of fragrances (colors, etc.)

    Michael Edwards' categorizations are highly respected. He has a book called Fragrances of the World. Some perfume sellers use his categorization system on their website. Off hand I can't think who...
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    Re: Jasmine recommendations?

    Thanks moondeva for your categorization. That's excellent! I love Fracas and Narcisse Noir. I know they contain jasmine, but don't know if more competent noses would consider them as specifically...
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    Re: New: Black Orchid by TOM FORD

    I assume that the $600 bottle at Neiman Marcus is pure parfum. It is 15ml; so, $40 an ml. I would love to try the parfum. Hope they sell the parfum in less costly packaging at some point. The...
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    Re: Nutmeg and Vanilla

    Balmain's IVOIRE is a sophisticated and highly regarded fragrance that has all of those notes; but it is a fragrance that is liked by people with relatively wider and longer experience with trying...
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    Re: Rose scents

    Czech & Speake's DARK ROSE; Shiseido's NOMBRE NOIR; tragically, both discontinued. LE MAROC POUR ELLE by Andy Tauer; ROSE MUSKISSIME by Maitre Parfumier & Gantier; ROSE DE NUIT by Serge Lutens -...
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    Re: honey/beeswax

    There is a beeswax note that smell's more like beeswax than like honey. Beeswax has a honey note to it, but it also has the wax like aroma of beeswax. I love two fragrances that have that distinctive...
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    Re: Pierre Balmain

    None of Balmain's current fragrances has a tuberose note. One of there current fragrances has a a bit of Heliotrope (Eau d'Ete 2004). But it is a limited 2004 edition, probably not findable, and,...
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    Re: Opponax scents...tell me more

    Fragrances I own and like that have an opopanax note are Jean Patou's COLONY (parfum) and L'Artisan Parfumeur's L'EAU DU NAVIGATEUR.
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    Re: 50 Years Givenchy

    WOW! I had Le De in the 1970s as parfum. I would love to smell a fresh bottle of it in the original formulation!
  27. Re: I am so sick of these threads in the mens section...

    Fougere's are usually associated with a lavender and bergamot accord. I have 2 fougeres I do like - Guerlain's Jicky and L'Artisan Parfumeurs Fou d'Absinthe. The Jicky is the classic lavender...
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    Re: Compliments on Perfume

    We should have a poll on whether or not people get compliments on their fragrance. I have only had one compliment ever (from someone besides my husband). I was wearing Rosine's La Coupe d'Or a...
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    Re: Chinatown - a completely different turn for this story...

    They do this because they can get a refund on their listing fee. If you follow the links there is actually an option to say you have mutually agreed not to complete the purchase. If you click on that...
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    Re: Pascal Morabito Or Black

    Excellent, excellent jus.
  31. Re: I am so sick of these threads in the mens section...

    lavender fougeres - There are too many of them and they get tedious.
  32. Re: Hey, Tovah, how did the pineapple hunt go?

    Tovah, have you had a chance to tried Patou's Colony? I have it as pure parfum and find it swooningly rich and complex.
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    Re: Insolence...any thoughts yet?

    I tried the pure parfum. The top notes are rather simple and unoriginal. The drydown is superb and utterly captivating. It is so unfortunate that they did not do a good job at the top. It would...
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    Re: men' perfume

    The most common accord in men's fragrances is a citrus & lavender combination. It is so tedious.

    I think a good smoky leather masculine fragrance is L'Eau du Navigateur by L'Artisan Parfumeur. ...
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    Re: Feedback?

    Hi goosemeplease. You need to go to the person's PROFILE page. Do you know how to do that? You can (1)Left click on the person's name (for example, my name, Strange Accord is at the upper left of...
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    Re: Time to confess...

    I bought a couple that Luca Turin spoke positively about and found them very uncomfortable to smell. I had not sampled them.

    UNGARO by Ungaro (awful, awful, awful - like using Listerine & an...
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    Re: Nice Almond ?

    FLOWERBYKENZO LE PARFUM this shows up on ebay at a good price. Look for the "le parfum" version of it.

    HANAE MORI (has a red butterfly on bottle) parfum by Hanae Mori
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    Re: why mens and womens sections?

    Welcome La Nuit. (I love, love, love La Nuit). There are tons of posts in the men's section. Frankly, I find most men's fragrances too much alike, unoriginal and boring. I look on the female side...
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    Re: Ladies top 3?

    Narcisse Noir
    Colony
    Cuir de Russie
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    Re: Revamped Je Riviens?

    It has been revamped before. I am not sure when - perhaps in late 80s or early 90s. I have both the original and the first revamp as pure parfum. The original does smell better. It is often...
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    Re: Guerlain Pure Parfum

    Oh yes, the pure parfums/extraits are a divine experience. An experience not to be missed.
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    Re: Do you like Tolu?

    Ormonde Jayne's Tolu is yummy.
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    Re: Link to Chandler Burr's new column

    Animals that like to hunt at first light in the morning or last light in the evening, are called crepuscular. House cats will tend to want to get out of the house when it is twilight because that is...
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    Re: Link to Chandler Burr's new column

    I couldn't believe he did not talk about any fragrances launched this year. It doesn't look very exciting. I agree "beige".
  45. Re: what should I wear to the "best male exotic dancer" contest?

    Hope you post photos on Sunday! Best wishes from a Basenotes supporter!
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    Link to Chandler Burr's new column

    Click on the this link to read
    http://makeupalley.com/links/out.asp?link=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Enytimes%2Ecom%2F2006%2F08%2F27%2Fstyle%2Ftmagazine%2Ft%5Fw%5F1532%5F1697%5Fface%5Fperfume%5F%2D1%2Ehtml
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    Re: De - lurking

    Hello and welcome!
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    Sticky: Re: Smelling Techniques: Guide & Summary

    I really appreciate this guide. Very useful.
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    Re: Addicted to buying perfumes

    What I meant to say was if you talk about your concern with spending in the Fragrance Abuse Clinic area it may be helpful. I have had problems with spending too much on fragrance. I find that...
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    Re: Addicted to buying perfumes

    I think talking to someone, or a forum such as this one, can take some of the wind out of the sails of an addiction to spending.
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    Re: near disaster at the airport

    I heard that in Israel, which is succeeding in avoiding terrorism involving commercail aircraft, they don't do profiling as some people would like the U.S. to do. They interview each person before a...
  52. Re: How do you feel when a fellow Basenoter outbids you?

    I think it is fine. I wouldn't want someone not to bid because of me.
  53. Who will create Tom Ford's new PRIVATE COLLECTION scents?

    Who will create Tom Ford's new Private Collection scents? Will he create them all or will he have other people create some of them? Any buzz on this?
  54. I really appreciate how you get the newly launched fragrance in so promptly!

    It's so helpful to see reviews on newly launched fragrances.
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    Re: perfume vs. EDP

    Some of the older, big houses make parfum versions of their fragrances if they are feminine. Guerlain, Caron, Jean Patou, Chanel, Lauder for example. These are fantastic!

    A lot of newer houses now...
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    Re: Insolence...any thoughts yet?

    I am not a lover or a hater. I am a wanter. In September or October I want to buy her in pure parfum with my (newly conceived) monthly allowance. I haven't tried Insolence yet. Pure parfum can be...
  57. Re: F*uck me!! I just broke my first bottle

    So sorry. I've done it too and with a hard to get fragrance. With you.
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    Re: Your fav floriental

    Guerlain APRÈS L'ONDÉE
  59. Re: Frags that smell totally different from the rest?

    Many men also used "feminine" fragrances to add variety to their wardrobe. It seems like at least once a month a thread shows up in the men's or women's fragrance area discussing which women's...
  60. Re: If you could only use one design house...

    Caron. I must have their Narcisse Noir.
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    Re: What Went from Yuck to Yum?

    Fracas parfum. I thought it was sickening the first three times I tried it. I was going to swap it. I decided to try it in a tiny drop. Miraculously better in small quantity. It is gloriously...
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    New Resolution on Buying Fragrance

    I have been making new plans for my fragrance purchasing. I decided that I need to cut back to one fragrance per month. I have so much fragrance - maybe 100 bottles and 50 decants - I don't have time...
  63. Re: Importing into Canada - Cologne as Hazardous Material!

    This is why I ignore the law on this. It is logically inconsistent to obey it.
  64. Re: What fragrance revelations have you had recently?

    I had a box of fragrances, about 35 or 40 of them, that I was planning to get rid of. I decided to try some of the classic ones over again in tiny doses - one quick drop. I was amazed to discover how...
  65. Re: What would you like to see discussed more in Women's Forum?

    I'm guessing the recent changes at basenotes have reduced participation. They seem like really good changes. However, I know for me, it took time and effort to figure out how to make things work....
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    Re: What smells expensive?

    Fun question!

    Joy, Jean Patou. Smells expensive, and wonderful.
  67. Re: Favourite non-niche "easy on the purse" fragrances.

    What a nice idea for a thread!

    24, Faubourg, by Hermes, pure parfum. This tends to sell very cheaply, new in box, especially on ebay. (I bought mine on ebay.) It is a superb and top quality...
  68. Re: Great men's fragrances for women to wear

    I think some "men's" fragrances in the Dry Woods category are fantastic. Pascal Morabito's OR BLACK and L'Artisan Parfumeur's L'EAU DU NAVIGATEUR and D'Orsays LE DANDY are mesmerizing. Feminine...
  69. Re: I have completely lost my interest......

    Hey, many of us are caring about you Mic. Wishing you all the best in sorting things out.
  70. Re: What are some good Exotic/ Gothic scents??

    I'd have to agree that "gothic" would be a great descriptor for Fracas. You really have to at least give this one a try.
  71. Re: Made some blind purchases last night...

    L'Artisan Parfumeur's L'EAU DU NAVIGATEUR

    Baldessarini's BALDESSARINI
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    Re: Sea water, beach, sun, holidays??

    Christian Dior 'Dune'. Nominally this is a "female" fragrance. But really unisex. The feminine version is much better than the masculine (and quite different). It was designed to be oceanic...
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    Re: Parfums Nicolai

    Parfums de Nicolai's 'Fig Tea' has a dominant osmanthus note.
  74. Re: What are some good Exotic/ Gothic scents??

    Thierry Mugler 'Angel' (not angelic)

    Caron 'Narcisse Noir'
  75. Re: Your scent when you feel PRETTY and HAPPY beyond words :)

    What a lovely idea for a thread!
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    Re: Decants in wardrobe?

    If I have 5ml or more I put it in my wardrobe. If I like a 5ml then I will probaby replace it when it is empty. It is a permanent part of my wardrobe so I figure it belongs in the wardrobe. I have...
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    Re: Black Cashmere

    A dear seller sent me a bonus of Black Cashmere a couple of months ago. I haven't tried it yet. Now I can see, this is going to be fun to try!:)
  78. Re: What scent makes you weep? For me: L'Ombre dans L'Eau

    I always think of Je Reviens as the "most tender of soft florals". Such a lovely fragrance to recall a beloved person.
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    Re: Looking for fragrance for Wifey

    Caron: Bellodgia (A delicate but very present floral). It's personality reminds me of classic Diorissimo (I have a 1960's version of Diorissimo, don't know if it smell like the current version.) ...
  80. Converting Splash Bottles to Spray Bottles

    I own a lot of fragrances that are in glass stoppered splash bottles. For example, I own three bottles of Serge Lutens fragrances in his round glass bottles with glass stoppers. I would like to...
  81. Re: What scent makes you weep? For me: L'Ombre dans L'Eau

    I was surprised when I got Chanel #22 parfum. It is a somber floral bouquet. Not exactly sad, but if one wanted to wear fragrance to a funeral and be proper, this would be the perfect choice.
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    Re: Coco mdselle: too manly for some?

    My bottle was EDP. I didn't try the edt.
  83. Re: Are your "real life" girlfriends fragrance fans?

    Yes isn't that so true!
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    Re: cucumber

    Happy Heart (Clinique)

    Basenote Reviews are positive: http://www.basenotes.net/ID10210742.html

    There are also over 200 reviews of this at Make-up Alley (MUA). ...
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    Re: went a sniffin' at the mall

    I'm sorry about your daughter and her tummy problems.
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    Re: went a sniffin' at the mall

    :D:D:DLOL
  87. Peppermint Patty's Blog has a great article for newbies.

    Peppermint Patty, a highly respected blogger in the perfume world, has a brief and splendid introduction to the art of perfume appreciation. It is at:
    ...
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    Re: Why so few edp for men?

    I've assumed it was marketing related. Fragrance makers fear men will not want to buy something with the word parfum in it because it is not perceived as masculine. The marketing department thinks...
  89. Re: I want the new Givenchy Ange ou Demon now!

    Interesting. I look forward to hearing again after your friends Tuesday training.
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    Re: Coco mdselle: too manly for some?

    I used up a bottle of it. I bought it because at that time I only felt comfortable with fragrances that seemed classically feminine to me. I definately thought it was feminine. (I think men should...
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    Re: Any Estee Lauder fans?

    I own Knowing (parfum), Tuscany Per Donna (edp), and Beyond Paradise edp and parfum.) Knowing and Beyond Paradise are excellent. I think Beyond Paradise a bit more pleasing than Knowing. But I...
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    Re: Our combined ounces of juice...

    If they mean for the whole population of the US they are dead wrong. I myself eat enough to fill an olympic sized swimming pool. Honest.
  93. Re: I want the new Givenchy Ange ou Demon now!

    Olivier Cresp was the parfumeur for Thierry Mugler's 'Angel'.
  94. Re: What frags have gone from "pew" to "I love you" for you?

    I occasionally smell a fragrance that is so difficult for me that I actually feel queesy. Then I can't use fragrance for days. This is what happened the two times I tried Fracas. I honestly worry...
  95. Re: I want the new Givenchy Ange ou Demon now!

    I would love to hear what the training involves. I am fascinated that they train for an individual fragrance. If it is appropriate, I'd love to hear more about how they "train" for a fragrance.
    ...
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    Re: Group project ?

    Thanks for the leads. Here are links to the articles you mentioned.

    Peppermint Patty
    http://www.pdawwg.com/blog/archives/000916.html

    Bois de Jasmine...
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    Re: Group project ?

    Sounds like it is shaping up nicely. The name is great. I think it would be fun to do this on a Saturday. That seems close enough to doing it at the same time to meet my craving to do this as a...
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    Re: Group project ?

    Speaking for myself, there may be a misunderstanding. At my post #22 I agreed with the concerns that people before me had expressed about doing a project like this in the chat room.
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    Re: Group project ?

    DEAR tigrushka, I did post that 'If it was done at 7 PM London time, (8 PM Vienna), it would be 11 AM on the US west coast and 2 PM in New York. That would allow some Americans to gather with some...
  100. Re: What frags have gone from "pew" to "I love you" for you?

    I am seeing so many references to Fracas. It is in my "Hope I can sell this" box. Dang, it seemed yucky. I know, I know, now I must go find it in the basement and try to fall in love with that...
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