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    Re: SOTD Monday 22 November 2010

    SL Fille en Aiguilles
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, 14 November, 2010

    FM Le Parfum de Therese. :)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10 November 2010

    Can't wait to try Bas de Soie!

    Wearing MKK today.
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    Re: You're my favorite reviewer

    Serge Lutens Fille en Aiguilles

    Frederic Malle Le Parfum de Thérèse
  5. Re: Would you wear something you don't like if it gets you compliments?

    No. I might wear something my partner loves and I don't hate once in a while though.
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    Re: Shipping from UK to Germany?

    I have shipped perfumes to Germany in bubble envelopes several times with no problems at all.
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    Re: Favourite perfume store

    Les Senteurs! Browsing without buying makes me self-conscious but I feel so at ease there. I like Harrods too but some of the SAs there are a little unfriendly.
  8. Thread: 3 favorite notes

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    Re: 3 favorite notes

    Vanilla, cedar, musk
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9 March

    SL Fille En Aiguilles for me today.
  10. Re: but what if cologne/perfume is only ONE of your many addictions??

    Maia4u, we have the same addictions! Thankfully I tend to cycle through obsessions and taking breaks from each one instead of wanting everything at once, but I still took on multiple jobs to fund my...
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    Re: Isn't It Ironic That.....

    LOL!

    Fragrance obsessed women can be found elsewhere.
  12. Thread: Favorite Jeans?

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    Re: Favorite Jeans?

    Paige jeans! Consistent sizing, great quality, flattering styles for most body shapes (even my odd skinny boyish shape) and can often be found at a good price!

    I used to love Rock and Republic but...
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    Re: Most stylish woman

    Trendy stylish - Victoria Beckham
    Glamorous stylish - Dita von Teese
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    Re: First Niche perfume...what's yours?

    Chergui
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    Re: Lesser Known Serge Lutens

    I agree with the Encens et Lavande and La Myrrhe recs.

    I like Rose de Nuit, but I do see it as a very feminine and sexual fragrance. You might like Fleurs de Citronnier (I get more orange blossom...
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    Poll: Re: Do You Wear Cologne for Yourself, or for Others?

    For myself. I appreciate compliments, but the furthest I will go is to wear something I know or suspect my partner likes (of course, I have to love it too) on special nights.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 20 February

    Grats lovethescents!

    Noir Epices for me today and I can't stop sniffing my wrists. Mmmmm.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 16 February - Shrove Tuesday

    Happy birthday Dimitri!

    I am wearing Mimosa Pour Moi today.
  19. Re: Have you ever lied to somebody, to protect your Secret Scent?

    No, and probably never will unless I seriously dislike the person who is asking. :P

    I feel self-conscious about pronouncing the names of some scents though and the blank stares I get make it...
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    Re: What's YOUR story?

    Like some of you I started out playing with the bottles on my mum's dressing table. My mum isn't unusually interested in perfume like we are, but she did have a decent selection of Guerlains. I was a...
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    Re: SotD Friday 12 February

    L'Heure Bleue - I find it so comforting when I can't sleep.

    Have a good night ladies!
  22. Re: Douce Amère by Serge Lutens - Feminine, Unisex or Masculine?

    Another vote for unisex, though the smell somehow reminds me of makeup and you might find the drydown too sweet.
  23. Thread: gay perfume?

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    Re: gay perfume?

    I am torn between laughing and cringing.

    It makes me wonder why nobody has came up with a stereotypical tacky "lesbian" perfume yet.
  24. Re: What Phases have you gone through while at Basenotes?

    1. Serge Lutens obsession became worse
    2. More niche please!
    3. SAMPLING IS IMPORTANT, MUST TRY EVERYTHING (I may never recover from finding TPC and other decant retailers)
    4. Vintage perfumes,...
  25. Re: Which fragrance do you spray the most at one sitting? Which do you spray least?

    Most: Apres L'Ondee, Shiseido's Feminite du Bois (6 or so sprays)
    Least: Miel de Bois, Borneo 1834 (dab)
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    Re: SotD Sunday 7 February

    Morning ladies!

    I'm wearing Jicky EDP today too.
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    Re: Really? It smells like *that* to you?!

    Interesting thread!

    I got the same comment about Miel de Bois too! I sometimes get "clean", "soapy" and "powdery" comments when I wear MKK, when I was expecting "wild" and "dirty"...
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    Re: SotD Friday 5th of February

    Morning ladies! I am wearing Tubereuse Criminelle today. I am still on the fence about that one, on some days I can't get enough and on others it smells too weird and cold.

    Have a great day...
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    Re: Where to Buy Samples?

    There is The Posh Peasant, which is a decant site like TPC.

    There are also a couple of individuals who used to sell decants on eBay who keep a list of what they have. I can't remember all their...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 31 January

    Hope everyone had a good day.

    I miss posting here! I had a cold that lasted weeks and it messed with my sense of smell, ugh. I am feeling better now, everything just smells so much better than...
  31. Re: Is Serge Lutens indeed the vey best line in terms of longevity?

    Most Lutens last for at least a day on me. Iris Silver Mist is the only Lutens I consider fleeting, but it is so beautiful...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 28 November

    Happy birthday Kumquat! Hope you are having a good one!

    I am wearing Rive Gauche today.
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    Re: How Many Litres Do You Have?

    Just over 1 L, excluding samples. I need more!
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    Re: Fragrances you like, but your partner...

    Mine thinks that way too. "Why would you rather smell weird than simple and good?"

    I don't own that many fragrances but my SLs come out on top of the hate list, especially Miel de Bois, Borneo...
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    Re: Chamade parfum longevity

    Thank you for the responses.

    I am using a roll-on applicator and use a small amount.

    I am now quite sure that the problem lies with me as others can detect it on me 10 hours after...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 26 November

    Happy birthday Mike!

    I am currently wearing vintage Mitsouko parfum. Beautiful beyond words!
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    Re: Chamade parfum longevity

    Hmmm, it could just be me. Going to test it out on my flatmates later.

    Do you find Chamade to be any less strong than other Guerlain parfums?
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    Chamade parfum longevity

    I recently acquired some Chamade parfum and I am in love. However, it doesn't seem to last on me. After the first hour, I only get a lovely but weak green, powdery note if I push my wrists up to my...
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    Re: Miel de Bois Lovers

    I love Miel de Bois! My partner really hates it though, so I don't wear it that often.

    Has it been reformulated already? I haven't tested the new one yet - hopefully it won't be too...
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    Re: FragranceX.com fake or original perfumes?

    The perfume I got is definitely authentic, but the package took a long time to arrive. Not sure if that is entirely their fault though.
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    Re: SotD Monday 16 November

    Morning! :)

    I am wearing Creed Tubereuse Indiana (thank you Kumquat!) past midnight and I am liking it so far. It is very different from the only other tuberose I have tried, SL Tubereuse...
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    Re: Buying sample decants in the UK...

    Have you tried Les Senteurs? £2.50 per sample, including shipping.

    I usually just get my samples from TPC. Their decants can be expensive but I thought their shipping rates aren't too bad,...
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    Re: Vintage costume jewelry?

    Hmm, have you tried Etsy? There should be some there. :)
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    Re: Perfumes you wish were weaker/stronger

    I agree with petruccijc!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 14 November

    Happy birthday, Mostapha!

    The Guerlain bottles are so lovely!

    I am wearing Bois de Violette today.
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    Re: Transporting SL bell jars?

    I have transported two unopened bell jars in my check-in luggage with no problems. If you are worried, you can always add some bubble wrap between the jar and the box and tape the stopper.

    The...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 3 November

    Happy birthday Mo!

    I am wearing Sarrasins today. I wasn't that impressed at first but it is growing on me.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Chanel Glossimer in Praline for me today. I love the formulation! Long-lasting and not sticky at all.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 October

    Ormonde Woman for me too.
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    Re: The most masculine Serge Lutens

    Serge Noire and Borneo 1834.
  51. Re: Those of you who ordered Feminite du Bois from FragranceNet

    http://www.molka.ru/images/big/178.jpg

    This is the Shiseido version.

    http://www.fragrantica.com/images/perfume/nd.5749.jpg

    This is the Serge Lutens version.

    Both my older and newly...
  52. Those of you who ordered Feminite du Bois from FragranceNet

    I recently got a bottle of Shiseido's Feminite du Bois EDP from FragranceNet and saw that some of you did too. I tested my newer bottle recently and it smells a little different and less woody...
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    Re: S o t D Saturday 17 October

    Happy birthday BrothaG! Fragrant day indeed, and hopefully a wonderful one too!

    I am wearing Feminite du Bois again.
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    Re: What fragrances did you wear as an adolescent?

    I am 21 and loved playing with my mum's Guerlains as a young girl. However, as a teenager I didn't have the confidence to wear my then-favourites (Shalimar, L'Heure Bleue, Chamade) out, so I mostly...
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    Re: Apres L'Ondee/L'heure Bleue

    They're a little similar to me, especially at first whiff but LHB is much darker, heavier and long-lasting.
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    Re: 5 Frags you can't live without ~

    I haven't sampled that many fragrances or started exploring other houses, but these are my favourites so far.

    Ormonde Woman
    Guerlain Chamade
    Guerlain Jicky
    SL Chergui
    SL Bois de Violette
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    Re: Lovelier the 2nd Time Around

    It took me a while to appreciate Iris Silver Mist, Rose de Nuit, Nahema and Jicky.

    I still have a love/hate relationship with Mitsouko.
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    Re: Tom Fords Tobacco Vanille Appreciation Thread

    I am drooling too. Now I am tempted to give it a try and hope it won't be too masculine on me!
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    Re: S O T D Wednesday 14 October 2009

    Giving Sarrasins another chance today.
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    Re: S O T D Monday 12 October 2009

    I am wearing SL Iris Silver Mist today - perfect for a chilly Monday morning.
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    Re: What do you love enough to have a backup?

    My collection is small and I don't have any backups yet, but I am hoping to get some original Feminite du Bois - not in love with the new SL release.
  62. Thread: Lutens Arabie.

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    Re: Lutens Arabie.

    I agree with Donna.

    Make sure it isn't too cloying on you though.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 11 October -09

    Morning ladies!

    I am also wearing Feminite du Bois, the Shiseido version.
  64. Poll: Re: *Lutens fans only!* Which do you dislike? (PARIS EXCLUSIVES)

    I really wanted to like La Myrrhe based on reviews and got a large decant. I was so disappointed - I just got cheap soap, aldehydes and ammonia. I have tried it so many times, in different settings...
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    Re: Ten new members who have an interest in sampling

    What a generous gesture! I would love to join! :)
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    Re: SotD Friday 9 October

    Happy birthday Jamie!

    I am testing out Bois et Musc today. Seems decent so far, but I think I prefer the rest of the series...
  67. Re: What has been the most temperamental scent for you?

    Guerlain Mitsouko, Jicky, SL Rose de Nuit and Iris Silver Mist.
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    Re: If You Could Only Wear One House's Frags...

    Lutens for me too.
  69. Re: Why are there more men in the male section of BN than women in the female section

    I suppose some women prefer places like MUA.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Mac "o"
  71. Thread: Comfort scent

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    Re: Comfort scent

    Serge Lutens MKK for me.
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    Re: A wardrobe of 10 full bottles or 40 decants?

    2nd this!
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    Re: An abnormally detailed Skin Chemistry thread

    Interesting post!

    Sorry if this is a silly question, but what is the best way to test the pH of dry skin? Is sweat accurate?
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    Strawberry margarita scent?

    This may be a long shot, but what fragrance comes to your mind when you think of strawberry margarita? Or at least, can you recommend a strawberry scent that isn't too sweet? Comments on sillage and...
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    Re: UK customs Do you get stung?

    Hmmm, I haven't got taxed on my perfume purchases over 50ml but they were marked as beauty products...
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    Re: UK customs Do you get stung?

    For packages marked "merchandise", you have to pay customs duty if the amount of duty is £7 and over and import VAT if it is £18 and over. For packages marked as "gifts", I believe the cut-off is...
  77. Poll: Re: The Serge Lutens Showdown: Your Favourite Fragrance

    Chergui was magical and triggered my obsession with niche fragrances, so it will always be my first love. I adore others though, especially the frosty Iris Silver Mist, the foxy MKK, the sweet but...
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    Re: Secret Shame: the teenaged years

    I looove Bath and Body Works! I haven't tried all their fragrances but my favourites are Japanese Cherry Blossom and Warm Vanilla Sugar.
  79. Thread: London

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    Re: LONDON - the ultimate good perfumery guide (map included)

    Thank you so much for this guide, Nukapai!
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    Re: Soft vanilla scents

    Have you tried Dior Addict? It can be overwhelming at first, but the drydown is so beautiful. A little chocolatey, musky, smoky and I smell rose as well. Sillage is okay when used very sparingly and...
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    Re: Does age matter / Seeking niche perfume recs

    Thanks for the warm welcome and the recs! I will check them out. What usually happens is that when I find a scent I love, I become obsessed with the house like what happened with Serge Lutens and end...
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    Does age matter / Seeking niche perfume recs

    Hi everyone! I am delighted to have found this community.

    I am turning 22 this year, and have been interested in fragrance for as long as I remember. I love the Guerlain classics like L'Heure...
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