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  1. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    Just a heads up to say that Shalimar Ode Mexique is back in stock at Fragrancenet - around $46 with the 20% off coupon.
  2. Re: What's similar to Montale Patchouli Leaves?

    Les Nereides Patchouli Antique maybe but the Montale has more amber in the base
  3. Re: No national nor international shipping of fragrances from July 15th 2013!

    I just received a perfume sent from the UK to Australia so it looks like some perfumes are getting through
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    Re: Ralph Lauren Safari - Anyone still wear?

    Yes, I do! It is a lovely warm scent, it has a dry, herbal quality which I like. I don't know what the re-issued Safari is like in comparison ...
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    Re: Tanelli/Montale fragrances

    Yes, tacky indeed ... purpal crystels hmmmm
  6. Re: creamy vanilla or caramel frag for the warmer weathers

    Omnia Madera - pure caramel!
  7. Thread: Aftelier

    by tiffingirl
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    Re: Aftelier

    check out the Ancient Resins body oil, it is an amber and incense mix, it was originally comissioned by Leonard Cohen but us mere mortals can also buy it
  8. Thread: Molecule 01

    by tiffingirl
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    Re: Molecule 01

    Me too! I have the homemade version (bought some Iso E Super and added it to 98% alcohol according to a recipe found on BN) and I cannot smell anything - only a bit of alcohol. One thing I can say,...
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    Re: molecule 01 is like a dog whistle

    I have some homemade M01 - bought Iso e super and added it to 98% alcohol in the correct proportions according to a recipe found here on BN (thanks Chris Bartlett).

    Cannot ... smell ... a ......
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    Re: Instead of Chanel N19

    AG Heure Exquise
    Paco Rabanne Metal
  11. Re: CB I Hate Perfume 7 Million Hearts, price worthy or not...

    I get a lot of cedar from this
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    Re: when someone challenges your hobby

    most of my friends and family love it, especially when I give them samples and decants to play with!
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    Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    SS Farmacia di Annunziata Vaniglia di Madagascar ( has lovely light citus.woody notes so not a cupcake vanilla)
    Montale Vanille Absolu (pure ethyl vanillin - cotton candy)
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    Re: Your favorite vanilla fragrance?

    Atelier Vanille Insensee (referring to insane rather than incense btw) is a fresh, light take on vanilla, in the same territory as Diptyque Eau Duelle. It is a highly concentrated "cologne" with...
  15. Thread: Profvmvm?

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    Re: Profvmvm?

    dulcis in fundo is glorious mandarin and vanilla scent, worth trying if you like vanilla/gourmands. I have many vanilla-based frags and this is my favourite, happiness in a bottle!
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    Re: How to recognize vintage Dolce Vita?

    The way I chose my vintage DV was to look for the writing etched into the glass on the base of the bottle - ie no sticker. Most sellers were happy to oblige and give me the info
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    Re: What fragrance can replace K de Krizia?

    I have to disagree about Noir Epices, I have both and to me they don't smell alike at all. It just shows that we all are so different LOL!

    Even though it's being discontinued there should be...
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    Re: Taking a Break From Wearing Fragrances.

    I have noticed that my sense of smell is definitely enhanced if I go for a few days or even a week without wearing scent.
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    Re: Soft custard perfume

    Alessandro Mazzolari bitter almond, honey, heliotrope and vanilla.
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    Re: What is your favorite version of Mitsouko?

    EDC is wonderful and I also adore the older EDT. The current EDP is acceptable
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    Re: Histories de Parums

    another vote for Ambre 114, by far my most favorite amber: light, airy and surprisingly tenacious ... definitely nothing sickly and heavy about it, could be worn any time of the year.
  22. Re: Parfumo.Net (a tempting new alternative to Basenotes / Fragrantica ?)

    well said
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    Re: Ladies, I want some caramel!

    Try Omnia Madera - pure caramel deliciousness.

    Shalimar Parfum Initial has a strong caramel vibe going on
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    Re: POL is back up if anyone interested.

    Yes, the archive is still there. In the perfume forum, click on the "custom" link which is located in the dark blue strip down from the top of the page and then you can choose the date range. You...
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    Re: Recommend a vanilla scent

    Givenchy Organza Indecence - vanilla, amber, cinnamon
    Kenzo Amour - vanilla rice pudding
  26. Re: Which Coty perfume smells very similar to Chanel No. 5? Need your help please

    Coty L'Aimant is the one you are thinking of . Best in the vintage formulation.
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    Re: alternatives to Chanel No.5

    Van Cleef & Arpels First
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    Re: alternatives to Chanel No.5

    Definitely Coty L'Aimant, but only in the vintage formulation.
  29. Re: Are there any reformulations you actually like?

    The new Habanita EDP is lovely.
  30. Re: serious question: convincing your loved ones you are not crazy

    I often do a routine "sniff" of various scents just before I go to bed . My hubby doesn't take any notice. What others think about my passion for perfume doesn't worry me in the slightest. I do it...
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    Re: Today I bought - November 2012

    Profumum Dulcis in Fundo ... my HG vanilla with a lovely hint of mandarine
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    Re: vintage Shalimar - advice wanted

    the discontinued parfum de toilette and the vintage extrait are both gorgeous. I find the EDC a little musty, with less of a creamy base compared to the first two.

    I know there will be others...
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    Re: Subtle Vanilla scent

    Diptyque Eau Duelle and Vanille Insensee (nothing to do with incense) are not pure vanilla scents per se, but are both subtle, light, and fresh interpretations of the vanilla theme, combined with...
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    Re: The best jasmine perfume

    I'd not thought of jasmine being very prominent in Obsession ... I will have to wear it tomorrow to satisfy my curiosity!
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite amber?

    Ambre 114
    Montale Blue Amber
  36. Re: hello! i got a serious sweet tooth lately! :D Would you name your favourite foody vanilla perfum

    Another vote for Dulcis in Fundo! Creamy vanilla with a hint of juicy mandarine
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    Re: What is the best vanilla fragrance?

    Profumum Dulcis in Fundo gets my vote
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    Re: L'Air du Temp

    Lili, I haven't had much luck with vintage LdT. Despite being a full bottle, boxed, the one I had did not age well, it had lost its bright carnation topnote, and was a pale shadow of the scent I...
  39. Re: What else might appeal to a Mitsouko addict?

    another vote for Rochas Femme
  40. Re: What else might appeal to a Mitsouko addict?

    Acqua di Parma - Profumo (definitely bears a strong family resemblance to both Jub 25 and Mitsouko)
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    Re: your best orange parfume

    These aren't pure orange scents per se but feature an orange theme

    Profumum Dulcis in Fundo has a wonderful sweet orange/mandarin topnote which is absolutely scrumptious, but the drydown is...
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    Re: Vanilla-y scents

    Atelier Cologne Vanille Insensee (nothing to do with incense btw) or Diptyque Eau Duelle may be worth sampling, I would consider both to be unisex, definitely not "cupcake" vanillas.
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    Re: A question about Calvin Klein Obsession

    It's definitely an older, pre-reformulated bottle
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    Re: Fresh/sheer vanilla frag?

    Do let us know how you go with your samples!
  45. Re: Looking for suggestions on Galbanum scents at affodable price. Thanks!

    Norell by Norell, especially vintage. Can be had quite cheaply via online discounters and fleabay
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    Re: Fresh/sheer vanilla frag?

    Atelier Cologne - Vanille Insensee could be just what you're looking for. It is a fresh, sheer airy vanilla (nothing to do with incense btw)

    It has notes of lime, cedrat (citron), coriander,...
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    Re: Which is the best "amber" perfume?

    Tom Ford AA is a very dry, resinous amber. It has a smoky quality which combined with what I take to be frankincense, reminds me of the smell of churches where incense is burned. It is not a sweet,...
  48. Re: Any of the non-oud Montales worth sampling?

    If you like amber, Blue Amber is worth a try
  49. Re: Anyone try the 2012 formulation of Habanita?

    Thanks for your input Larimar, good to get a balance of views
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    Re: Best feminine tuberose fragrances?

    the original Chloe by Lagerfeld
  51. Re: Do you know any ocean/salty smelling fragrances?

    Thierry Mugler Womanity
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    Re: Which is the best "amber" perfume?

    EL Amber Ylang is also a nice amber, very similar to Joop Le Bain
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    Re: Which is the best "amber" perfume?

    Haven't tried it yet but the new Hermes L'Ambre des Merveilles sounds interesting
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    Re: Reformulation of COCO by Chanel

    Thanks chypre, I wasn't aware the splash bottles were still available in France. Haven't tried the new extrait as yet.
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    Re: Reformulation of COCO by Chanel

    Reviving an old thread as I have been hunting down older bottles recently. From what I can gather, splash bottles of Coco were phased out quite a few years ago so you'd be guaranteed of getting a...
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    Re: Need a powdery recommendation

    L'Erbolario Iris, a cheaper alternative to Teint de Neige , they are very much alike
    Keiko Mecheiri Loukhoum eau Poudree
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    Re: Tabu (vintage)

    The "violin" shaped bottles (usually minis) are guaranteed to be vintage.
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    Re: Chanel No5 Eau Premiere vs. Chanel No22!

    Both are lovely although I would go for Chanel 22 which has greater longevity and fewer people will be wearing it.
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    Re: The most graceful Antilope thread

    Great thread! I have a mini bottle of the Antilope Secret de Venus vintage bath oil which I treasure. My mother gifted it to me. She used the bath oil and perfume around the time of my birth and...
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    Re: Miss Dior Original

    I have a vintage Espirit de Parfum (80's - early 90's??), this is the only version I have tried. I also find it difficult but am slowly growing to understand its complexity. There is plenty of...
  61. Re: Any Perfumes that Smell of Vintage Flex Shampoo

    Yes, I used Flex back in the day and loved the scent. Here are two perfumes that come to mind:

    Coty Wild Musk Oil (apparently now discontinued but check on ebay) and the drydown of Estee Lauder...
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    Re: Best feminine tuberose fragrances?

    +1 Estee Lauder Tuberose Gardenia
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    Re: Are there any bargain bin shops in the UK

    it's as equally dire here in Australia. Unless I've missed something, the best we have are bargain basement chemists which have some designer frags at reduced prices, never seen any niche there.
  64. Re: Decanting vintage frags from atomisers - solvent evaporation issue

    All the more reason to appreciate our 30+ yr old vintage frags before the seals deteriorate ...
  65. Re: Decanting vintage frags from atomisers - solvent evaporation issue

    Many vintage fragrances (pre-mid 80's)were bottled under pressure using propellants (CFC gases) which were mixed with the perfume in the bottle. (CFCs have been banned since mid 80's due to...
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    Re: Best amber scent?

    Consider also:

    Estee Lauder Private Collection Amber Ylang Ylang - not so much ylang, plenty of creamy vanillic amber
    CK Obsession - potent and long lasting (the older formulation is best,...
  67. Re: Chanel No 19 - legit? Can anyone date it?

    It's legit - I have a bottle like that from the 1990's.
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    Re: Suggestions for a perfume similar to No 5

    +1 Coty L'Aimant (preferably vintage)
  69. Re: First by Van Cleef & Arpels and Amouage Gold

    I absolutely agree with Hillaire, vintage madame Rochas is a dead ringer for Amouage Gold - and cheaper too!
  70. Re: Sex in the air, I don't care I love the smell of it!

    iirc Katie Puckrik described Hanae Mori Butterfly as a "stripper's perfume" ...
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    Re: AMOUAGE JUBILATION 25 (women) 100ml FOR SALE. SHIPPING WORLDWIDE

    Amouage added
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    Re: Perfume of life off line?

    yes, I would have thought so too.
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    Re: Perfume lof life off line?

    Thanks for the info, that is very reassuring.
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    Re: Perfume lof life off line?

    I've been trying to access it for the last week and am getting concerned. Why it should suddenly "disappear" is a mystery, I would have thought the person running the site would have provided some...
  75. Re: Which scent starts gently floral/aquatic, then 0.5 seconds later, hits you with a seismic baseno

    Missoni by Missoni? It's an aquatic with floral, chocolate and fruity notes, a real shapeshifter.
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    Re: What scents evoke fencing to you?

    Yes, me too!
  77. Re: Grossmith Parfums -- devastatingly gorgeous

    The only one that really stood out was Hasu No Hana but sadly the longevity was not great (and for the price I would expect better) so that's a deal-breaker for me.
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    Re: Replacement for 70's chypres

    Estee Lauder Private Collection Jasmine White Moss (check online, as very few stores seem to have it )
    Andy Tauer Une Rose Chypree
    Amouage Jubilation 25
  79. Thread: cunfused

    by tiffingirl
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    Re: cunfused

    Also, I can recommend Ausliebezumduft (First in Fragrance), an online shop that offers generous sized samples.
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    Re: No.5 & Arpege Extraits

    I totally agree that vintage No. 5 has a very musky, animalic vibe, very carnal indeed. I find the newer one sweeter, with very prominent ylang in the topnotes, but definitely not as "naughty" in...
  81. Re: A real gangster's (wife's) perfume collection

    Yes, I think you are right
  82. Re: A real gangster's (wife's) perfume collection

    BIagiotti Roma (columnar bottle with white cap) at the back centre-right
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    Re: FragranceX.com fake or original perfumes?

    Never had any fakes from this company - have used them quite a bit. Only problem has been slow arrival of parcels.
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    SOLD! AMOUAGE jubilation 25 MONTALE

    I have 1000 + feedbacks on ebay (Ebay ID on request).

    I am in Australia and will ship worldwide.

    Amouage Jubilation 25 EDP 100ml(women's) $175 AUD shipped anywhere SOLD

    Montale...
  85. Re: Shalimar Ode de la Vanille Limited Edition to launch this year

    I love Shalimar in all its incarnations and especially love Ode.
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    Re: Your favorite Amouage and why?

    Gold (woman) = Mme Rochas (vintage) on steroids
    Jubilation 25 = a perfect marriage of my favourite chypres: Mitsouko, Diorella and Femme.
  87. Re: What fragrance is most similar to fresh, moldy soil?

    Montale Patchouli Leaves: oaky, dark, earthy patch - with a good dolllop of amber thrown in.
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    Re: What is the better smelling Amber?

    I have the newer one as well and like it very much.
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    Re: What is the better smelling Amber?

    Well said and I would add Montale Blue Amber and Histoires de Parfums Ambre 114 as ones to try. .

    Great link, thanks!
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    Re: What is the better smelling Amber?

    @ MJM_77

    Is this the new version that you have? It was reformulated around 2009. I have heard it's still good but slightly watered down version of the original.
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    Re: Amouage Jubilation 25

    I wouldn't call it old per se (whatever that means anyway!) it's sophisticated in the classic french style of perfumery with a distinct evolution from top, middle to base and a long-lasting drydown....
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    Re: Why men like to talk about fragrances.

    Maybe less women post because some find it inhibiting with having a high male: female ratio? Speaking for myself, I tend to keep quiet when I feel outnumbered! (this post excepting, of course ;))
  93. Re: What are the differences between all of the Shalimars?

    The vintage edc is as potent as the current edp imo
  94. Re: What are the differences between all of the Shalimars?

    ^^^

    Perhaps you would like the EDC, especially the vintage which is loaded with opoponax
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    Re: Searching for Patchouli Fragrances

    MOntale Patchouli Leaves - wonderful sillage and longevity with a hefty dose of amber.
  96. Re: What are the differences between all of the Shalimars?

    FYI: you can use the word “between” when you are talking about distinct, individual items even if there are more than two of them. For example, you could say, "She chose between Harvard, Brown, and...
  97. Re: Thoughts on Boucheron Eau de Parfum (signature fragrance)

    If you have ever tried Moschino by Moschino, I find it quite similar to that. I would also put it in the same style/category as 24 Faubourg. However, I cannot wear Boucheron although I adore 24F....
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    Poll: Re: Niche/High-End Sweet Vanilla?

    Montale Vanille Absolu is an upmarket version of Molinard Les Senteurs Vanille, possibly with more longevity ...?
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    Re: fragrances similar to Chopard's Casmir?

    Hanae Mori Butterfly (the edp) is a close match
  100. Re: What notes am I looking for? : Max Factor Geminesse

    I have some of the vintage cologne - it is more like a pure parfum it is so strong. The closest thing to it that I have is vintage Miss Dior. There's a lot of leather and green notes in both, the...
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