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    Original Versace Versus Donna

    Can anyone tell me what it smelled like and which ones on the market today smell similar?
    From what I read it looks like Hypnitic Poison meets Allure Sensuelle with Le Petite Robe Noir's cherry on...
  2. Poll: Re: yet another hot battle of extraits (testosterone is flying high in here)

    So the most popular here are Jicky and Vol de Nuit.
    It looks rather bizarre since the winner of vintage was Jicky as well and Vol de Nuit was mentioned a lot!
    But I always thought that Mitsouko and...
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    Re: Looking for a classy yet young perfume

    Anything from Hermes: Kelly Caleche, Jardin series, Eau Des Merveilles in all its forms and concentrations, Hermessence line or the colognes trio.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 15th December 2012

    Switched to Bois des Iles. One of the most contemplative fragrances. No...not fragrances - works of art!
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    Re: Vol de Nuit - delightful

    I'm sorry to bring this up again, but could you (or someone) please share this interview or article where E. Roudnitska sais that.
    I've read that Roudnitska said something similar about Bois des...
  6. Poll: Re: yet another hot battle of extraits (testosterone is flying high in here)

    southerngardens, I agree! For me Vol de Nuit is the ultimate Guerlain perfume and my personal favourite fragrance of all times. I never tried the vintage though.

    cacio, Cuir de Russie is a real...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 15th December 2012

    Evangeline, Thank you! I think, now I have no choice)
  8. Poll: Re: yet another hot battle of extraits (testosterone is flying high in here)

    donna255, that's interesting! So, you don't find No 22 to be similar to no 5?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 15th December 2012

    Well It's exactly 5 o'clock around here but it doesn't mean that it's too late to be having breakfast too!
    It was a lazy Saturday indeed, but who knows, things might still change :)
    The last...
  10. Poll: Re: yet another hot battle of extraits (testosterone is flying high in here)

    Those two are tough ones! :)
  11. Poll: yet another hot battle of extraits (testosterone is flying high in here)

    Hello, Ladies!
    There's a very interesting poll going on at the guys' section.

    How about our own?
    This time we are choosing between modern extraits. That's right! wich one of those would you be...
  12. Re: Fresh, bright, summery, sophisticated, quality ingredients

    Eau d'Orange Verte
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    Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    I was wearing Eau des Merveilles once when I was asked wether I was sick, since I smelled "of cough medicine"

    Was that Peru Balsam or pink pepper? I don't know...
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    Re: Soft, fresh-cut dewy rose / rose jam

    I can only recommend Roger et Gallet Rose - it smells of dewy rose and peony over slightly warm almond base! If you are looking for something more expensive than Roger et Gallet for a fragrance -...
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    Re: Favorite fragrance for holidays?

    Bois des Iles Chanel is incredibly warm and a classic

    As for the new classics I'd recommend Eau des Merveilles and L'Ambre des Merveilles - both great just differently nuanced
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    Re: Top 5 Fall/Winter Rotaion

    Vol de Nuit
    No 5
    Cuir de Russie
    L'Ambre des Merveilles
  17. Poll: Re: Battle of the legendary perfumes... No. 5, Shalimar, Mitsouko, Jicky, Bleue

    although I vastly prefer No 5 in parfum to all those above mentioned Guerlains

    Mitsouko EDP would be my preferred choice since No 5 EDP is a disaster.

    - - - Updated - - -

    But if it was a...
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    Re: Smells like orange and chocolate

    Elixir des Merveilles is a wonderful cheerful gourmand fragrance reminiscent of orange marmalade with dark chocolates! Try it.
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    Re: What are some classic must have scents

    If you are asking about male category
    than

    Acqua di Parma - original Colonia
    Guerlain - Eau de Cologne Imperiale, Jicky, Habit Rouge, Vetiver
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Hermes...
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    Poll: Re: TDH vs Sycomore

    I'm a woman, but I also have to say Sycomore
    I'm a great fan of Hermes, but I never really liked Terre... It smells too harsh...not in a good way.
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    Re: What are your Top Ten Fragrances?

    True, most of them are marketed towards women, but I was always surprised how almost every fragrance I love tends to be androgynous in feel... A lot of reviewers said that about Vol de Nuit and Eau...
  22. Re: Perfume compliments from strangers - not really a UK thing?

    To be honest I got 4 or 5 compliments but only on one fragrance - the one I really like, bit it's not considered to be a great one with perfume nuts...

    Armani Mania (women) - people complimented,...
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    Re: re-formulated Miss Dior

    annem, at least it should be the closest thing available at the Dior counter, I guess! Good luck with it! And please tell us if it really would remind you of your beloved Miss Dior from the past!
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    Re: What are your Top Ten Fragrances?

    Guerlain Vol de Nuit (parfum) (my favourite, the most sexiest of the most elegant)

    Chanel N5 (parfum) (ultimate any weather everyday perfume)

    Chanel Cuir de Russie (the best "slightly dirty" &...
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    Re: re-formulated Miss Dior

    May I suggest Vol de Nuit in parfum, since I heard that Katherine Hepburn two favorites were exctly those two: Vol de Nuit and Miss Dior.

    Another great one to consider Chanel N19. And Hermes...
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    Cristalle versus Eau de Cologne

    In your opinion how those two would compare in terms of longevity and quality of materials

    Cristalle eau de toilette or Eau de Cologne both from Chanel

    I own and love Cristalle and I often try...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 14 December 2012

    first it was http://www.milani.ru/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/chanel-limited-edition-no-5-eau-premiere-_3.jpg

    and after it almost dissapeared in 4 hours I decided to complement the residual shedes...
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    Acqua di Parma - Profumo or at least I'm...

    Acqua di Parma - Profumo

    or at least I'm hoping that this would be my wedding fragrance

    Very expesive and therefore no chance to meet someone wearing it in the same room
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    Re: Cheap Perfume Guilty Pleasures

    Cacharel Amor Amor is a nice one.
    I also like BBW Sugar Warm Vanilla - but this one in a form of body cream - the sillage is great though!
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    Re: Vol de Nuit (tailles)

    There is an option "customize your bottle" on Guerlain site available. One bootle looks like Jicky - the other one is Bee Bottle. But their sizes are not clear and Vol de Nuit is not available for...
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    Vol de Nuit (tailles)

    Could someone specify wether today Guerlain sells Vol de Nuit extrait other than in 30 ml bottles? Do larger bottles exist now? (even if they were sold only in Paris)

    I've been wearing this...
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    Re: Taking a Break From Wearing Fragrances.

    I find that taking a break from wearing a fragrance actually helps. I tend to apply my favourite perfume more often that other fragrances in my collection - and after some time I find myself unable...
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    Re: My favourite fragrance bottle

    I believe I'm stealing the photo from some fellow basenoter (the colors are so unusual for this perfume!) but

    http://www.perfumeprojects.com/museum/bottles/images/Guerlain_0048.jpg
  34. Re: Woman was wearing so much perfume the smell stayed on me for like an hour afterwards!

    I remember at school some girl was wearing Oh! Coconut deodorant. Even her coat smelled of this stuff. Not only her coat - my coat started to smell of the vile coconut after I hang my coat beside...
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    Re: Smells like Soap

    I adore soapy scents!
    I've never understood the trend of "freshly out of shower clean skin smells" (J Lo Glow, Clean etc.) since so many great classics already smell exactly like that.

    Only...
  36. Thread: Malle Coffrets

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    Re: Malle Coffrets

    Can you tell me please, are those sprays or splashes?
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Or Guerlain?

    Although I understand the appeal of classic Guerlains, I really think that Chanel now beats Guerlain in terms of quality.

    in a battle Chanel extraits vs Guerlain extraits - the quality of Chanel...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 8th December 2012

    Vol de Nuit parfum
  39. Thread: Cheap Thrills

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    Re: Cheap Thrills

    Cacharel Amor Amor - I'm really ashamed for loving this one! I even tried to find something by Dominique Ropoin that smells like Amor Amor but comes from a more upscale brand - no luck! Alien is too...
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