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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Hey Bonsai, just noticed this, I think the order got mixed up here - didn't it?
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    That's true, I'll start racking my brain for 2013. This thread is so much fun! It has really added to my perfume experience!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    double post
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    I have some more ideas for synchs:

    How about four consecutive "four elements" synchs? Scents you associate with Fire, Water, Air, the Earth.

    Or a synch for your most abstract, "artificial"...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    I am thinking of wearing "Let me play the Lion", because it smells of sawdust and that somethow makes me think of the Wild West. I guess raw leather scents would also be suitable.
  6. Re: Interested in smooth, creamy floral notes - advice needed!

    + 1 for Les Nez Manoumalia. It's definitely creamy to me.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    How about a synch of "the most complex scent you own" and right before or after "the most linear or simple fragrance you own"?
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    Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    She usually only works with the best, so I'm a little astonished she didn't get someone with a name to make this scent. On the other hand maybe she's not the type to give very much artistic freedom,...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    So, I'm wearing Miel de Bois today....I tried this about a year ago and I have quite conflicting feelings about this. I love the honey note (to me it is more beeswax), but I don't like the...
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    Re: Should I go scentless?

    Subtle and light spraying would be my recommendation.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Ooops I think I subconciously forgot this synch on purpose - I already dowsed myself with Ciuri Ciuri by Gianni Campangna (which is by the way breathtakingly beautiful!). My only options for this...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    From Bonsais wardrobe I only have Bvlgari - Au thé Rouge. It will be well worth it trying it out again - I used to absolutely love this until I started exploring more niche scents and got bored with...
  13. Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier - Cuir Fetiche (EdP)

    I really like this one, too. Sometimes I find it a tad too rich, but generally it's one of my favourites right after Cuir de Russie.
  14. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 3, 2012 *** CHYPRES

    I wore Mitsouko yesterday and went to see "The Artist" - a nice combination. I like the "old school" feel to it.


    http://kylet.myweb.uga.edu/Flapper.jpg
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    I'm wearing Lyric Woman - my most ornery opulent orientel! A lot of vanilla and frankincense!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Suggestion: How about the theme "A scent that makes you feel sexy" Is that too simple?
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    I have THE Latin American scent sittimng around at home: YERBAMATE!!! Is that perfect or what??? Unfortunately I am travelling and forgot to take it with me. So I will have to synch out of synch next...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    I was in synch with Six scents Series 1, number two. It was a sample I still had lying around, and I have to say I found it as horrid the second time as the first: Cold...and just plain unpleasant....
  19. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    I'm way late for this so I'm quite out of synch actually...anyway I chose Geste by Humiecki and Graef which has a decidedly skanky quality too it. All violets, amber and dirty musk. Growl! Off this...
  20. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, February 4, 2012 *** Grrrrrr! ANIMALIC

    Lol!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Oh yes, that's a nice mental image for the fragrance!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    I'm way late for this as I was sick in bed for a few days. I am wearing "Let me play the Lion" by Les Nez. Although it is a Shakespeare quote, I associate with The Wizard of Oz, if only for the name....
  23. Re: Something like Hypnotic Poison and Joop pour Homme?

    Thanks for the input!
  24. Something like Hypnotic Poison and Joop pour Homme?

    Hello my Basenotes friends!

    A dear friend of mine is looking for a new perfume. She currently wears Hypnotic Poison by Dior and back in the day she wore Joop pour Homme. I suggested Keiko Mecheri...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    I put on Habit Rouge - which some people have described as Shalimars alter ego. I really like it and so does my SO. :-)
  26. Thread: Frying my frags?

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    Re: Frying my frags?

    Oh, no! That's where I replaced my frags! Anybody out there know anything?
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Forgot the sync yesterday so I'm sporting Mitsouko today. I have a love-hate relationship with this one. It may be a tad too old school for me.
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    Re: Habit Rouge - Difference between EDT and EDC?

    I have found I actually like the EDC better, it's seems to be fresher and a tad less powdery.
  29. Thread: Frying my frags?

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    Re: Frying my frags?

    I have since replaced my frags to a cooler spot out of direct sunlight where they are still nicely on display. Thanks for your input!
  30. Re: Do any of you ever actually notice other people wearing fragrance in public?

    I wear fragrance every day, even when I'm just going out grocery shopping (My job requires phases where I work entirely from home). Most people I know only wear perfume when they go out at night.
  31. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, January 7, 2012 *** ORIENTAL

    I am wearing "Caravelle Epicée" and it smells just an arabian caravan of spices. I can see Berber nomads, their faces covered with cloth to protect them from the sun and sand, riding in single file...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    This was a good opportunity to get out "Lyric Woman" again - I have been neglecting in the past year. Just love the opening, but the middle notes are always a tad too gourmand for me. It does have a...
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    Re: Anything like KL out there?

    Thanks so much guys, which check out the new suggestions!

    I had to google "Constant comment". What a funny name for a tea!

    About seeking out the original: What would be a rpeputable source for...
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    Re: Anything like KL out there?

    Thanks so much! I'll try to get some samples of those for her. I myself have Noir Epices and Caravelle Epicees - can't bleive I didn't think of those!
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    Anything like KL out there?

    Hey, my fellow BNers!

    My stepmother is very dismayed that KL by Karl Lagerfeld was discontinued and has been since searching for a replacement. I suggested the usual suspects Opium and Shalimar,...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 30 December 2011

    My best discovery was Chanel - Cuir de Russie.

    And I discovered it because of....you guys!!! I kept seeing it mentioned here in the forum and decided to try it it out. I must say it was an...
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    Re: ❀ MADONNA Le Parfum ❀

    Found this pic on the web, lol.

    Seriously, I think the fragrance sounds boring and the poster is not very inspiring, either. Has Madonna lost her spunk?


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    Re: social media and niche perfumery

    Perfume intrigues me and this is the only place I can talk about it because everyone else around me couldn't care less.
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    Re: Maria Candida Gentile Sample Draw!

    I'd like to enter as well!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Thanks bonsai!!!! I think I will give my sample of Bois des Iles (another) try. It is a little bit beyond me why everyone loves this scent so much. Maybe after tomorrow I will finally understand....
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    I also really enjoyed the "grab a random sample" sync!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Some more suggestions:

    - Your favourite leather scent
    - The scent that gets you the most compliments, or the scent your SO likes the best on you
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    Re: Question about Chanel Cuir de Russie EdP

    Thanks guys, maybe I'll wish for the Parfum for Xmas and buy myself the EDT....:-)
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I'm wearing the "dull flower" - "Quelques Fleurs" by Houbigant. It's not dull at all! Sparkling and fresh and flowery.
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    Re: Question about Chanel Cuir de Russie EdP

    Thanks guys! That actually makes me want to reconsider...I would prefer some bang for my buck...
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    Re: The Signature Scent: To Have or Not To Have

    I don't find it particularly interesting if someone always smells the same. I even find it tiring to be around someone that always wears the same perfume (especially because they tend to put on WAY...
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    Re: Question about Chanel Cuir de Russie EdP

    You're right, I meant parfum. Thanks!
  48. Re: What fragrance is most similar to fresh, moldy soil?

    +1 it smells EXACTLY like fresh soil - that said, it's not something I personally would like to smell like, it is not very "perfumey", it's more of a realistic scent. I don't know anybody who...
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    Question about Chanel Cuir de Russie EdP

    Hi everybody!

    I am thinking about ordering a Cuir de Russie decant (parfum version) and as y'all know, it is very expensive...a mere 1.5 ml already costs about 36 Dollars on TPC....
    So my...
  50. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, December 2, 2011 *** GOURMAND

    It's a yeast dumpling with plum filling and vanilla sauce...it's very yummy and VERY filling!
  51. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, December 2, 2011 *** GOURMAND

    This is my least favourite category, since I usually don't like gourmands, but I decided to go along anyway because my scent preferences have changed a lot over the past year (I am now eagerly...
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    Re: Habit Rouge - Difference between EDT and EDC?

    WOW!! Great catch!
  53. Thread: Frying my frags?

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    Re: Frying my frags?

    Me too! Solution: Spray with abandon, so they have no chance to go bad! :evil:
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    Frying my frags?

    How do you keep your fragrances? Do you store them in the dark to keep them fresh? I have often heard that that is better, but I am wondering how bad sunlight really is for perfume. I am asking...
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    Re: The Ultimate Sample Vial Tray/Organizer

    Wow! Great!
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Beautiful story!
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    Re: Habit Rouge - Difference between EDT and EDC?

    Thanks for your input, guys!
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I have a few that fit this category: Geste by Humiecki and Graef - which I at first thought smelled like BO until I realized - Hey, it's the niiiice kinda BO! I also really disliked Gardenia by...
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    Habit Rouge - Difference between EDT and EDC?

    I recently sampled the EDT and absolutely LOVE it. I am thinking of getting a FB. But what about the EDC? Maybe it's even better? Does anyone know both and if yes, which do you prefer and why? If the...
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    Re: Any ladies out there wear Habit Rouge?

    Yes, I wear Habit Rouge and I love it!! It is very elegant and sophisticated. I especially love the lemony opening, but unfortunately that doesn't last very long on me...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de CHANEL

    For me Cuir de Russie is one of the best fragrances of all times
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    Yes, I had been frustrated by the lack of longevity of the EDT and am very much looking forward to sampling the perfume!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    B is for Bandit by Piguet - which I really want to try soon!
  64. Delighted with new Perfumed Court decant bottles!

    Hey everybody!

    I just got a few samples and a large decant from PC and was very pleased that they have finally ditched those long, round bottles that always fall over on your dresser. My decant...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I'm not a big fan of patchouli, but I do love Cuir d'Oranger which is said to have patchouli in it. Can't really detect it though, because the orange and leather are so much more prominent. So that's...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    That's a great story! And do you like Cinnabar?
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    Re: The skankiest of them all

    Geste - Humiecki and Graef - smells a lot like dirty undies.
  68. Re: frapin 1270 vs. caravelle epicee - which one do you prefer and why?

    I like CE much better, 1270 was too sweet for me.
  69. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, November 5, 2011 *** SPICY

    I am wearing "Noir Épices" about which my SO, who is not a big fragrance lover said: "Not bad. I think I even like it." :laugh: I really like to too, it's spicy without being gourmand and it's not...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Very true!!
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    How about a synch for "A fragrance that worked as a gateway for you", e.g. a fragrance that opened the door on leather scents for you, or on classic scents, or which helped you to understand what a...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I am in synch with Cuir d'Oranger by Miller Harris, candied orange with a growl. Love it!
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    Re: Best Leather perfumes

    Cuir de Russie! Cuir de Russie! Cuir de Russie! (by Chanel) I recently tried it and was smitten, SMITTEN I tell you!
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I was in synch with L'Eau Frappé by IUNX, which is sadly discontinued. It smells exactly like what it's name implies: Ice cold natural lemonade. It smells like ice skating on a sunny clearblue winter...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Oh phooey, Can't take part in the next one - because I have NOTHING that is mentioned on that thread :cry:
  76. Re: Calling all German / Berlin Basenotes members - SPECIAL EVENT RARE/DISCONTINUED PERFUME SAMPLING

    I would love to come, but my mother is turning 60 that weekend. BUt the whole thing is ageat idea!
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I am wearing Pioggia Salata by Il Profumo. I only own a sample, but it's a quite interesting scent. It is very salty, as the name already implies. To me it smells clean, comforting and "healthy"....
  78. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, October 1, 2011 *** AMBER

    I went for my sample of Amouage Honour, which has quite a bit of amber in the basenotes, but I don't know...I liked it last time I tried, but I didn't this time. Maybe it was the unseasonly warm...
  79. Thread: The Perfect Rose

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    Re: The Perfect Rose

    Sa majesté la rose +1!!!!
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    So, I'm giving Amouage homage attar another try. Am I the only one who doesn't like this? The beginning is very sharp and soapy on me, it softens up a little as soon as the rose emerges, but overall...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I can't decide how to define it either, but I really want to wear my sample of Amouage Honour, so I'll probably go by the €/ml definition....no, wait - by €/ml definition, I'd have to wear my sample...
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    Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie admiration

    I just sampled this for the first time today - Wow, it's really good, so sexy and smooth and precious! I also like Cuir d'Oranger by Miller harris, but Cuir de Russie is a little bit softer.
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    My choice is Prelude to Love by Kilian. I love the travel spray atomizer that comes with it, but the scent is just a tiny bit too tart and sharp for me. I discovered this fragrance at the very...
  84. Thread: Kate Middleton.

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    Re: Kate Middleton.

    Has anyone tried White Gardenia Petals? I think it's awful, it smells like plastic on me...
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    Re: Sillage and niche fragrances?

    I was thinking: Maybe mainstream frags with little sillage and longevity just wouldn't sell, so the makers put more emphasis on those things, whereas fragrance-lovers who buy niche brands might be a...
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    Re: Sillage and niche fragrances?

    Lol! I don't don't think I actually have the guts to go out in public wearing that vile brew...
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    Re: Sillage and niche fragrances?

    That's interesting. I can smell her perfume all day. She must reapply then.
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    Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: Envy (who wants to smell envious or possibly evoke envy - not me!) and Let me play the Lion (pretentious)

    Best: I really like Habit Rouge.
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    Sillage and niche fragrances?

    I was recently working on a project with a woman who was wearing Bulgari Omnia and she absolutely crushed my niche fragrances with her sillage. It got me thinking: I have noticed that designer frags...
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    Re: jasmine perfume? a real one?

    Hey gayani, just saw your thread. I just tried Love and Tears and find it very realistic.
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    Re: True-to-Life Jasmine?

    Hey guys, I ordered a bunch of samples which just arrived. I have already tried Love and Tears and am fascinated - it smells just like the real thing...will be trying A la Nuit next.
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Today I sampled "Un Lys" by Serge Lutens for sync day. It's a beautiful, extremely realistic lily. The drydown unfortunately has vanilla, which I don't fancy too much. But the lily is superb!
  93. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 3, 2011 *** OPPOSITE GENDER

    I chose Caravelle Epicee. Some sites list this as unisex, some as male. It is warm, sweet and spicy, very boozy, with some dry wood notes. I love the creamy drydown, it ‘s very comforting. It would...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    My aldehyde bomb was Quelques Fleurs. I love how fresh and flowery it is, buuuut: I do wish it had less aldehydes.....:embarassed:
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2011

    I just ordered a bunch of decants:

    Keiko Mecheri Peau de Peche

    Van Cleef & Arpels Collection Extraordinaire Gardenia Petale

    Serge Lutens A La Nuit, Un Lys, Sa Majeste La Rose

    By Kilian...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I went with L'Ete en Douce for today's synch, but I'm just not feeling the vibe - a clear sign that I need some new juice...Perfumed Court here I come!
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I actually like "Fleurs de Citronnier" by Serge Lutens but now that I know that Luca Turin calls it a "failed cologne" I'm discovering all it's flaws. Luca, you ruined it for me!!! Or maybe I'm just...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Hmmm...what should I wear tommorrow? A dull flower or a failed cologne...?
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I have another suggestion for synchronizing:

    A scent you initially disliked, but which grew on you
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Thanks devilcat - looks like I'll have quite a lot to choose from (Quelques Fleurs - dull floral???)
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