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  1. Sticky: Re: New Free to a Good Home, no requests September, 2014

    The Laura Ashley #1 arrived safe and smells lovely. I like it but I may end up passing it to my mom who's quite partial to Lily of the valley fragrances. Thank you Zilpha ! I left positive feedback...
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    Off to the Basenotes pick-me-something-random-to-wear button in wardrobe for us then. Give it a tap or few till it pops something that works.
  3. Sticky: Re: New Free to a Good Home, no requests September, 2014

    If it hasn't yet been claimed ,I'd love to try the Laura Ashley no. 1 , Zilpha . Thank you again.
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    Aaaaaaccccckkkk!!!!

    Double sync Friday! Basenotes saffron or honey note. NST pick something and wear ONLY that through next Monday !?! Ouch!
    For saffron the main contenders are Mania (...
  5. Sticky: Re: New Free to a Good Home, no requests August, 2014

    Armani arrived today. Thank you so much Zilpha ! As I was already covered in my SOTD. I tested it on my Mom. It's a lovely soft violety ,warm cozy scent with a retro vintage vibe. Will test it...
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    Re: Favorite fall fragrances

    I don't limit myself seasonally but ..
    Golden Autumn
    Golden Woods
    Mitsouko
    Champagne / Yvresse
    And some several other spicy amber options spring to mind.
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    Okay, a bit late ,but better late than never. Right? Well it took some thought. I knew there HAD to be something that wasn't just a empty bottle ( no perfume to apply = it doesn't count)
    Well that...
  8. Re: So I think Calvin Klein's Euphoria is dead sexy and apparently my fellow male basenoters agree.

    Personally I'll select fragrance according to my preferences. If a scent smells good on me , is affordable, and lasts and projects acceptably then it gets a "A" if some random person likes it then...
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    Re: your favourite male scent to wear

    I've got a mini . It's very lemony and bright as I recall. ......gets up to get mini out of Balmain mini box and re try...
    Back now. No not too masculine. It's like 4711 and lemon oil. Very...
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    Re: Black Opium by Yves Saint Laurent

    Notes pretty much sound like a vanilla floral with a bit of woods and pink pepper. It might be pleasantly nice , but I have my doubts about a powerhouse comparable to and worthy of its name. Also...
  11. Re: Ralph Lauren Safari - Anyone still wear?

    Once in awhile ,depending on my fragrance craving mood. Perfumed Lady shoot me an email or PM your address and I'll see if I can get some off to you.
  12. Sticky: Re: New Free to a Good Home, no requests August, 2014

    If no one else has spoken for it ,I'd like to claim the Armani if I may? Thank you Zilpha for your generosity!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Went with Lanvin Orange Ambre. Yum! Only downside is the longevity ( bout oh 3 hours), but hey, it's a citrus what do you expect?
  14. Re: Wife is a kindergarten teacher....needs a light everyday type scent for school

    A couple that haven't been mentioned : Elizabeth Arden green tea or a flanker. Inexpensive ,smells good and has matchy products too . So if someone's getting fussy she could say " oh it's only my...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Last week was a bit hard -I had at least a dozen to choose from! Ended up grabbing Cabochard . This week frankly stumps this ingenue. So I'll pass this week.
  16. Re: In the mood for a cheapie - Queen or Queen of Hearts by Queen Latifah

    I haven't got the Queen of Hearts yet ( or sniffed it for that matter ...) but I do have Queen . I got the gift set with the body butter (very nice!) for $12-13 at TJMaxx I may backup buy another set...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    A quick perusal of my wardrobe tells me I'm utterly spoiled for choice with a even dozen options to choose from. Arrrrghh! Okay definitely 1st world problem. Cabochard or L'interdite or Jolie Madame...
  18. Re: With perfume, without deoderant: a potentially gross-you-out quandry

    You forgot a category - vanilla and candy . I think it's Secret or Degree that has the Va Va Vanilla scented antiperspirant . Boy is that stuff strongly scented! When I tried it I felt like my arms...
  19. Re: Article: Bottega Veneta to launch new feminine fragrance, Knot in August.

    Sounds as if it might be worth trying.
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    Taking it down a few notches both in movie/ books and fragrance. Going to sync with BCBGirls Star as it has a strawberryish note in it. At least to my nose it does. This is to fragrance Bella from...
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    Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    I tend to buy what's affordable. Sometimes a sample vial may be only five cents to $3 cheaper than a 1 oz bottle of the same scent. In this scenario I'm likely to just blind buy it ( based on the...
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    Favorite flanker? I don't need to think very hard for that one.

    Samsara Shine. It's the lush floral sandalwood of Samsara with a fruity ( not frooty!) twist . I LOVE this one and have multi...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I citrus synced by wearing BBW Be Enchanted as it's an American based origins company. ( for the NST wear an American scent Friday sync) so I'm double syncing, or was till I doused myself with Lanvin...
  24. Sticky: Re: New Free to a good home, no requests, 07/01/2014

    Okay posting that I finally posted the package I promised Mamamia . Last ( ulp! ) March! Sorry! Package of Jessica Simpson I
    Fancy You trio plus a few extra samples I thought you might like are...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I think I'll wear one of my BBW citruses so that I can layer it nicely for a longer lasting effect. Not sure if it'll be White Citrus,Orange Sanguine, or Into the Wild yet. Couldn't sync last week...
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    Re: July Purchases

    InWhite arrived today. Smells a lot like Bvlgari Black with a ampping up of the florals a notch and down a notch and a half on the "New bike tire accord". Very nice indeed for $1.25!!!
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    Re: July Purchases

    Just bought a 1 oz edp of Si Lolita . I like the peppery woodsy scents.$12 free shipping. Last Sunday I blind bought ( won't arrive til Thursday ) Jesus del Pozo In White. For $1.25. Free shipping...
  28. Re: Looking for some dirt cheap blind buys

    Well if you like Kenneth Cole Reaction then start haunting your local discounters I was just in TJMAXX and Ross yesterday and saw a four pack of Kenneth Cole Reaction, Black ,Vintage Black (and...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Monday, 23 June, 2014.

    Found one of my bottles of Replique had leaked thick syrupy drips onto a Shalimar mini . What's a perfumista to do but wear it immediately ? So I did using a spritz of Azuree Soliel to carry it a...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 22 Jun, 2014.

    This morning was EL Azuree Soliel as it wouldn't be too strong later during choir rehearsal (special rehearsal for Whitesburg Baptist Church's I Love America patriotic program where the choir is a...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I kept checking different ones of mine and the directory said they were still in production . Finally gave up and sprayed myself down with Dreams by Tabu . It's DCed , dirt cheap on ebay, and smells...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I'm synced up with Marc Jacobs Bang .pepper, pepper ,pepper. I like it . But if I ever had to pick Cruella DiVille's signature scent this would be a top contender.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Tuesday, 10 June, 2014.

    Wearing Guess by Marciano today.
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    Re: EU Regulations Update from SSS

    Who slipped sanity drugs into the regulators food and water supplies and can we up the dosages?
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Ended up forgetting to apply before work ,so syncing up just under the wire with Pearls & Lace . It's a light floral-chypre that I like to be able to pay attention to as it's a bit delicate. ( Funny...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Gotta figure out which Avon to wear tomorrow. I think I've something like 17 scents from that company to choose from. Well I think I'll save Unforgettable for the bought for the bottle sync( and hope...
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Just got Queen Latifah gift set (body butter and 3.4 oz bottle) at TJMaxx for $12 ,they had another style set for the same that had a mini and lotion instead of the butter. I like QL it is a sweet...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Looks like I'll be in either Burberry or Penhaligon's tomorrow for English perfume sync.
    Edit : wore Burberry Brit Sheer.
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Congrats on the Haul Danieq!
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Just Blind bought Paco Rabbane's Ultraviolet and La Nuit edt . Crossing fingers that they work for me!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Okay early this AM before turning in ( night owl here!) I put on Tresor Luminese thinking it was a possible purchase ...ehh maybe not . The dry down is a bit Sweeeeeet as in cotton candy/ candyfloss...
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    Re: It's my birthday.

    Happy birthday!
  43. Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Sometimes purposefully ,sometimes by accident - yes.
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Another Gucci Accenti backup:rolleyes:
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I opted to wear L by Lolita Lempicka which according to the records I haven't worn since 2011 ? Not sure but I may
    have just worn the shower gel and lotion between 2011 and today's wearing as it...
  46. Well for some suggestions ..... Hawai'i/ Queen...

    Well for some suggestions ..... Hawai'i/ Queen Lili'uokalani the last queen of Hawai'i who was imprisoned in the Iolani Palace. In her will she had all her possessions sold to fund a charity fund for...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I completely mixed my days up and somehow thought that yesterday was Thursday ...Ooooops! Making up for it ( in spirit at least) by wearing Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose which has been my Moms...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I just finished a small edt bottle of Dreams by Tabu ( smells sorta like Philosophy's Falling in Love) . Hoorah for backups though. Long may they spray!
  49. Re: Vintage shopping finds! Should I save for them? Houbigant ,Schiaparelli

    I think it's more likely that it's perfume nips . When I shook the tube shaped packaging something rattled inside. Also the tube was plastic not metal which makes me think sample nips ,versus parfum...
  50. Re: Vintage shopping finds! Should I save for them? Houbigant ,Schiaparelli

    I think I wasn't quite clear about the Schiaparelli in box it was in a velvet box with the indent for the lipstick tube shaped packaging this inner packaging hadn't been opened yet so I'm not sure if...
  51. Vintage shopping finds! Should I save for them? Houbigant ,Schiaparelli

    I was out shopping with my Mom and Grandma last Saturday . We visited a antiques shop and a couple of thrift stores. At the antique shop they had a LOT of glass wares including one small standing...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Not sure yet top contenders :Poison ,Fracas, Michael ,Suede by Michael Kors ,AG Gardinia Passion,ET Gardinia ,or a really fresh Gardinia scent that I have a little 1 oz bottle of( bought clearance at...
  53. Re: Hi girls :) i am a man and i need help choosing please

    Perhaps try the flankers to Viva La Juicy : Noir and La Fleur I've seen gift sets of those too .
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I was in sync with Cristalle Eau Verte .
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    Re: New mini cabinet

    Very nice Lilib! Now I should show my Dad this .....except I think mine might have to take a bit( or a lot ) more wall space.
  56. Sounds pretty! I'll need to test this sometime.

    Sounds pretty! I'll need to test this sometime.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 19 April, 2014.

    DK Gold edt for me today .Fighting a bit of a cold that's hitting the whole family ( I've been hit the lightest so far) Choir tomorrow is going to be singing Handel's Hallelujah Chorus ...hopefully...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Oro by Roberto Cavalli
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    Current favorite? Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm............?.???
    Well whatever I'm in the mood for I guess . Probably a Rose based scent.Looking at the early June sync I realized that I will probably be wearing...
  60. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    I've seen the Truth or Dare fragrance going for $7 a bottle at the local discounters, $16.99-$29.99 for gift sets. More than likely I'll get a bottle sooner or later. And the flanker too...
  61. Re: What's a good beginner summer Niche fragrance??

    Well for non- niche Chanel ,I'd recommend Cristalle eau Verte.
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    Re: Please recommend a niche...

    As you are looking for a niche brand and also prefer sweet scents ,have you considered Montal? I've heard that Montal's Chocholate Greedy is a expensive duplication of Aqualina Chocolovers ( which...
  63. Re: Bourjois Soir de Paris (Evening in Paris)

    I have a few bottles ( mostly small ones). Evening in Paris is a nice violety floral ,at least that's how I categorize it.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I'm syncing with Dawn Spencer Hurwitz's Erbe Bergamote layered with Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose .
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Nabbed a 2 oz full bottle of Diane Von Furstenburg 's Volcan D ' Amour on Ebay for a total steal $4.99!!!!!!!!!
    Well with shipping it was another $10.25 , but you won't hear me complaining !...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Wore Amarige Marige to the movie Captain America the Winter Soldier ,good action movie,and fruit and candyfloss fragrance was appropriate. My silliagehad died down so freshened up by spritzing Hanae...
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    Fighting a bit of a sinus headache as we have a storm coming in this evening. Decided on Liz Claiborne's Vivid a soft peachy
    Floral bouquet that veers towards a Chypre floral( especially compared...
  68. I want to try both of these !Enchanted Forest was...

    I want to try both of these !Enchanted Forest was very nice!
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    Re: What smells "gothic" to you??

    Generally dark roses with more wine- like vibe ,and patchouli and incense .
  70. Re: Esprit d'Oscar /Eau Premiere/L'Heure Bleue

    I have a rollerball of Espirit de' Oscar and it's about like L'eaulita said LHB plus J&J baby shampoo. Thanks for mentioning the deal available.
  71. Re: Please help me remember this perfume!

    OP Juice by Ocean Pacific , I've seen it occasionally in discounters( Ross ,Marshall's ,T.J.Maxx) . I'd look there first ,I think I may have sniffed one once and thought it was nice but wasn't buying...
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    Chypre Day ! Aaaaarrrrrggh! I love this genre! Hmmm...Coty Chypre? Mitsouko? YSL Y? Leonard by Leonard? Azuree?
    Can't wear them all today , I've got work this evening.Grrrrr.......
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Yesterday , I went out shopping the discounters and I got a gift set of Juicy Couture Couture,Couture for only $14.99! Tried my sample of it and it's very jasmine dominant after the grape...
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    I synced with Viva La Juicy as I was off to work and wanted something more widely accepted.
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    Re: Free to a good home

    In the spirit of sharing ,the first person to private message me ,who lives in the continental US ,and has 50 or more posts may claim a lightly used set of Jessica Simpson I Fancy You (used 2-3...
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    Re: Sirocco by Lucien Lelong

    I suspect that the Lelong won't be likely to fetch more than $20-50. I bought a new set of four small sized LL for under ten.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Went thrifting Saturday with my Mom. Scored a mini Anne Klein II for $3 !!!! WooHoo!! also a big body mist of BBW Warm Vanilla Sugar ,a mini Very Sexy by VS edp,and two edt of Charles of the...
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    Dabbed on some vintage Private Collection parfum -Green +Lily of the Valley .Wow it's good.It's been awhile since I last pulled this beauty out.Thanks for the reminder Kumquat!
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    Okay --Update time .
    The Moschino Couture arrived safely . I like the scent -on me- it smells sort of cardemom/floral tea-ish .Quite pleasant .(ErinK we may need to talk swap if you still don't...
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    Re: Adding to wardrobe malfunction

    Thanks for the speedy fix Grant!
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    Adding to wardrobe malfunction

    I just went out 'fume hunting today and scored a few vintage Avons: Trailing Arbutus and Somewhere .When I attempt to add to wardrobe by tapping on the "I own this" I get sent to Korres Agarwood...
  82. I was talking with the fragrance counter lady at...

    I was talking with the fragrance counter lady at my local Belk department store,and she told me about the bottle change over that was upcoming . She said that they may be changing the formula a bit...
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    I was at a TJMaxx recently (pre-snowstorm that has the area shutdown -sheesh the infrastructure SO isn't set up for snow here .It's only a few inches and everything stops-so NOT like Washington...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I ended up wearing Faberge Babe.
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    Hmm scent that reminds you of an old flame ....thinking........................thinking............................. Well there's going Extremely literal =Flambeau.Or sorta literal Rumba by...
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    Laaaaaate sync Shalimar edt -closest Guerlain at hand .MMMmmm lemony,creammy,spicy-herballyness and dry vanilla.
    Sync inspired by a Tv show,book,movie or song would be nice.
    I was wearing Jovan...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I'm planning on wearing created in 2008 BBW Black Amethyst all layered today ,as it's been very dry and cool-cold here.And supposed to drop to 19* tonight. (((Shiver))).( I may end up spritzing...
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    I think I may sync up with A*men which was given to me by a very generous fellow Basenoter last year .
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    Re: Who adores these?

    I don't have Pink Sugar but I do have the other two ! Burberry London (men's ) has a great blend of lavender,christmassy pine,warm port wine and a heady mimosa floral that works well for either...
  90. Re: What fragrant gifts did Santa bring you?

    Let's see -Santa was busy in the boots/shoe dpt for me this year (unfortunately none fit so return $$ will be along later .. Hmm wonder what that will turn into????.....)
    I got a rollerball duo...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 29 Decemeber 2013.

    Scent(s) of the day are (from new rollerballs/minis I got for Christmas) Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy edp and Parfum -right arm/wrist.
    And the flanker limited editions La Fleur and Noir on the left....
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    Re: Bath products

    I like BBW Black Amethyst to "match " Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Since I'll be out shopping with Mom I think I may grab a spritz of Amen Havana at the P/X.
  94. Chanel Eau Premiere is getting a new bottle shape!!!!Possible Reformulation too! AGGGGHHHH!!!

    According to the perfume counter lady at my local Belk dept store ,Chanel is going to switch Eau Premiere to the same square-faced bottle style that Coco, Coco Mad, and Coco Noir have . There may be...
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    Re: Christmas Present Ideas

    Maybe order samples and choose somthing together?
    She may prefer vanilla dominant scents-Pink Sugar,Fantasy ,L by Lolita Lempicka(has immortelle that may add interest to your nose; or lavender...
  96. Re: Gift for the lady who loves Aromatics Elixir

    Perhaps FM's Un Rose? Biiiiiiggg Patchouli Rose scent.
    Yvresse is nice too for a fruity chypre without getting into the cotton-candy /koolaid level of sweetness.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Syncing up with Wasser's Truth by CK. May end up getting out Shalimar Parfum Initial later tonight.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    I went for a vintage scent (though not really one I wore in the past -probably smelled it in the past ) Max Factor Aquarius. Smells soappy(Dial like) and like Obsession and a bit tobbacco /amberish ....
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Well if it's Tom Ford I've got BO, BOVdF,TF for men Extreme,and possible samples of Violet Blonde/Gray Vetiver .Will check back when I wake up .Night.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Hmm not sure what rose I'll wear.. Cannabis Rose? Knowing? Paris? Ce Soir Jamais? (sp?)Versace Versus (new)?
    Don't know yet .. But I need to bathe the dog and then shower before I choose.

    Have a...
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