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    No. 5 Extrait Longevity

    Hello

    I was wondering if anyone could share their experiences with the current no 5 extrait in terms of longevity. I understand that it doesn't have a massive sillage.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Alien EdP and EdT

    Bonjour.

    Sorry for the late response.

    I tried Alien EDT the other day and found it weak and not even comparable to the EDP. The EDP lasts much longer and the jasmine is much more well rounded...
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    Re: Alien EdP and EdT

    Bonjour.

    Sorry for the late response.

    I tried Alien EDT the other day and found it weak and not even comparable to the EDP. The EDP lasts much longer and the jasmine is much more well rounded...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 18 February 2012

    It is snowing here today and it made me feel glum. We just went through a streak of spring-like weather. For me, it is Diorissimo EDT today. A little muget to keep it sunny and bright.
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    Exclusifs de Chanel

    Bonjour.

    According to my wardrobe, which Les Exclusifs do you think I would like? I am currently leaning towards No. 22. I can't go out and smell them so help me out!

    Chanel No. 5 EDP and EDT...
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    Dior J'Adore L'Or

    Hi All

    I am just wondering if anyone has tried this fragrance in the heat? I love it and was wondering how it stands up to the spring and summer weather!

    Thanks!

    C
  7. Re: D&G Light Blue - My Defective Christmas Present

    I recently bought a bottle of Shalimar. I had to get 50ml because I could not find 100ml ANYWHERE! Then, to my dismay, when I went to take the lid off, EVERYTHING came out with it - the stopper, the...
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    Best Super Flower

    Happy New Years Eve!

    I am looking for super flower fragrances. When I think this, I think something like Estee Lauder's Beautiful. I LOVE jasmine, muguet and lilac, YET, I do not want an over...
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    Best Muguet and Lilac Combination

    Joyeux Mercredi, tout le monde!

    I am looking for the freshest and most beautiful combination of lily-of-the-valley and lilac. The first thing that comes to mind is 5th Avenue by Liz Arden. I...
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    Miss Dior Original

    I was just wondering if anyone here wears and owns Miss Dior original.

    If you do wear it, how do you wear it? Just spritz it on? How is the parfum? Do you get compliments?

    I want to love this...
  11. Re: Please suggest a new fragrance for me!

    I ended up getting Coco Mademoiselle. Thanks everyone!!
  12. Please suggest a new fragrance for me!

    Hi all.

    Based on my wardrobe, please suggest a new fragrance for me:

    No. 5 EDT and EDP
    Chanel Chance EDP
    Chanel Coco EDP
    Miss Dior Cherie EDP
    Diorissimo EDT
    Versace Versense EDT
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    What would 50s stars wear today?

    Bonjour,

    If our favorite stars of old were alive today, which contemporary fragrances do you think they would they wear?

    I would say Grace Kelly would wear J'Adore and Karherine Hepburn would...
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    Shalimar EDP vs Pure Parfum

    Bonjour,

    Can anyone tell me the difference between th Shalimar EDP vs Parfum in terms of longevity, sillage and overall beauty of the fragrance. I love the EDP but it lasts 4 hours on my skin.
    ...
  15. Re: Questions about a giant Shalimar parfum bottle

    Drool - what a BEAUTY. How does it smell?
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    Which Shalimar Concentration?

    Hi all!

    I am going to be buying my first big bottle of Shalimar. Unfortunately, I have used up my whole EDP sample.

    IDK which concentration to get. I have tried to EDP and like it but do not...
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    Which Shalimar Concentration

    Hi all!

    I am going to be buying my first big bottle of Shalimar. Unfortunately, I have used up my whole EDP sample.

    IDK which concentration to get. I have tried to EDP and like it but do not...
  18. Re: What scented products do you wish they'd release as perfumes?

    Crabtree and Evelyn Cardamom Nutmeg Body Butter. Mmmmm!!!
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    Re: Women under 35 and classic perfumes

    Oh and Coco herself said that for one to be unforgettable she must be different. Something along those lines.
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    Re: Women under 35 and classic perfumes

    I am 20 and I love classics like No. 5 and Shalimar. I wear them because I love them but also because they make me feel refined, classic and just so womanly. I feel like a woman and that's what I...
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    Creed Longevity

    Hi all,

    I was just wondering what the longevity for Creed's ladies fragrances are like. In your experience, which have the best and worst lasting power? The unisex ones too.

    I was thinking of...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VI

    I thought I was the only one!!
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Or Guerlain?

    This is a toughie. I love Chanel and I love Guerlain. I picked Guerlain only because they have a wider range of fragrances and they stick to fragrance/beauty exclusively - which I like (as opposed to...
  24. What would the Disney Princesses wear?

    Hi!

    What fragrances do you think the Disney Princesses would wear?

    Take this quiz and see if what you think people say agrees with your character and you!
    ...
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    Re: No. 5 EDP Reformulation?

    The Bay is a Canadian Dept Store. I thought that too but there was a fairly new one sitting out (there were 2) and the other one smelt the exact same. It was almost like a rubbery heavy smell.
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    Re: No. 5 EDP Reformulation?

    The Bay is a Canadian Dept Store. I thought that too but there was a fairly new one sitting out (there were 2) and the other one smelt the exact same. It was almost like a rubbery heavy smell.
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    No. 5 EDP Reformulation?

    Hi y'all,

    I was at my local Bay today and I tried No. 5 EDP and it is very different. I have a bottle (circa 2009, give or take) and it smells WONDERFUL. It is soapy, creamy and oh so luxurious...
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    No.5 Concentrations

    Hi all,

    I was just wondering which No.5 concentration is closest to the original formula? I know most of you will say Parfum BUT I am not a parfum person.

    Is it the EDT? How is the lasting...
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    1 and ONLY 1

    I know this is a naughty idea....

    but if you could have one and ONLY one fragrance for the rest of your life, what would you pick (and why?)?

    Chanel No. 5 EDP - it is sexy and it knows it.
    ...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler's Alien ??

    I know I am a bit late on this one but LMAO ^

    It is a beautiful scent - potent, powerful and feminine.
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    Alien or Pure Poison

    Which one, Mugler Alien or CD Pure Poison is softer and more pretty? They are both equally great with the jasmine but I want the one that is more feminine, rich and classy.

    Thoughts?

    C XX
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    Re: Chanel Eau Fraiche Reformulation

    I do not know why this made me laugh! What do you think of the Exclusifs? I see you're from T.O (Im from East of there) and assume as a perfumista you've tried or been
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    Chanel Eau Fraiche Reformulation

    Hi all,


    I tried Chance Eau Fraiche today for the first time since 2009 and I hate to say that I think it is reformulated for the worst.


    It used to open with a slightly masculine air. That's...
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    Diorissimo Concentrations

    Hi kids,

    Has anyone tried Diorissimo EDP or Parfum?

    I have the EDT and it smells amazing but unfortunately does not last long. Does the EDP last longer? How about the Parfum?

    THX xx
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    Allure or J'Adore

    Hi all,

    Which of the two, Allure EDP or J'Adore EDP yells rich bitch? Which one smells more expensive and which one is the classiest?

    THX <3 C
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    Re: Returning Dune, what to get?

    Hi Guys,

    I am also going to post this on fragrantica and see what I can get from them! So if you see this question again it is me!
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    Re: Returning Dune, what to get?

    Thanks guys!

    I am honestly turned off of Dune at this point - and a lot of Dior for that matter. Maybe I will come back!

    I have a local Bay near me and this one in particular does not house the...
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    Returning Dune, what to get?

    Hi all,

    I bought a bottle of Dune last week. I sprayed it for the first time today and it was SOUR! I think it is old or something but it smells NOTHING like the tester at the store!

    I am...
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    Re: Fleurissimo Blind Buy

    Thanks... I have a random question - why can I not see my profile photo? The photo there now is my avatar. What have I done wrong?
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    Fleurissimo Blind Buy

    Hi guys,

    I read all the notes for Fleurissimo online and I love them. Is it dangerous to blind buy it? I have NOOOO way of ordering nor getting a sample. I noticed rose as the top note - is it...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 5th, 2011

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_07ZCTLt21Co/TSMPaZ6joZI/AAAAAAAAFI0/VEchUS0tYzw/s1600/Dior%2BDune%2Blandscape%2Bwith%2Bbroom%2Badvertisement%2Bperfumeshrine.jpg
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    I got Mitsouko, Samsara and Herba Fresca round one. And Idylle, Jardins de Bagatelle and another one I don't remember!

    How about you!?
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    Thank you so much! Would you compare the dryness of this fagance to the type of dryness present in Dune by Dior?
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    Hmm well. Does it smell like anything mainstream? Just to get an idea. Likewhats is the opening middle and dry down like? It would have to be a blind purchase. There are NO available testers and I am...
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    What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    Hi all,

    I am sad that no. 5 has been recently (post 2009) reformulated.

    I love Guerlain and wonder what L'Heure Bleu smells like. There are no samplers in my area. Can anyone compare it to...
  46. Re: Could anyone recommend a dry, bleak, desert-

    Dune - Dior

    long lasting and dry. has a small floral heart
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 30 August 2011

    PhD - wow! Congratulations. I know what that is like. Best of luck to you! If your thesis is on The Art of Fragrance than I say you get an A+++++++
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 4

    V is for Very Valentino
  49. What kind of woman does it take to wear...

    Bonjour les amis,

    What kind of woman do you think it takes to wear:

    Shalimar
    No. 19
    No. 5

    No. 5 and Shalimar to me have the same kind of woman: brown hair coiffed, pearls, cashmere sweater...
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    Re: Chanel No. 19 Poudré EDP

    I actually acquired a sample of this today. Like donna, I also do not get with No. 19. There is a sour powdery note that is too "mom" for me (and I like older/classic frags). It is basically No. 19...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 30 August 2011

    No. 19 Poudre

    Bonne Fete a FrouFrou!
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    Similar to 5th Ave and Diorissimo

    Hi all,

    You are all so great in answering. Thank you everyone!

    What scents can I purchase that smell similar to Liz Arden 5th Ave, EL Pleasures and Dior Diorissimo? I love the whole...
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    Re: Mature Florals

    Sharp edged and cold as ice. Someone you only dare to admire from afar
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    Mature Florals

    Hi all,

    I am looking for patchouli free florals. I do not want any florals that are reminiscent of young girls - nothing childish.

    I want florals that - pardon me - say bitchy, perfect always...
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    Chanel Allure vs Allure Sensuelle

    Gooday

    What kind of woman do you think would wear either of these frags in their EDP format? Which is more "Chanel?"

    I have Sensuelle but after a 2 year love affair it's almost empty. I do not...
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    Re: Recommend something for underwater use

    +1!
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    Classic Staples

    In your opinions, what are the top classic perfume staples that every woman should have in her wardrobe?

    C xx
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    Favourite Chanel No. 5 Concentration

    Hi all,

    What is your favourite Chanel No.5 Concentration and why?

    Parfum, EDP, EDT, Eau Premiere

    Also, which one is closest to the original 1921 No.5? (Parfum?).

    C
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    Re: Shalimar Help

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Guerlain/Shalimar-53.html

    This is where I saw the opening notes. Now I am confused. Usually bergamot has a cleaner s
    Smell than what I get in Shalimar.
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    Shalimar Help

    Hello,

    What is that smell in the opening of Shalimar? Is it the cedar that smells like old books? I want to wear this scent so badly because the vanilla is amazing but I feel like the opening...
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    Assistance Picking Out a GIFT

    Hi Kids! I am buying my sister 2 fragrances for her birthday. She is 20 and, unlike myself, relatively green when it comes to fragrance. I am for sure going to buy her 'Esprit D'Oscar' because she...
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    Guerlains

    Bonjour les amis,

    I am going to treat myself to a new fragrance for my birthday (like you need an occasion) and want something from an old and trusted perfume house. I already dig into the...
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    Re: Do not know what to buy

    I've never smelt Samsara but the reviews are great. It would be a blind purchase. Is the opening comparable to Shalimar? What's it like?
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    Do not know what to buy

    I am stuck in a bind.

    Chanel no. 19
    Chanel allure
    Shalimar
    Dior Cherie
    Dioressence
    Chanel Eau Fraiche
    Shalimar
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    Re: Chanel Help

    I would truly love to try les exclusives but I have no way to get my hands on them without blindly ordering from holt renfrew. Is a blind buy dangerous in this situation?
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    Chanel Help

    Bonjour Les Amis,

    I am going to buy a new fragrance. I want something sexy.

    I have had Coco Mademoiselle. While I think it is nice and very wearable, I do not understand the sex factor that...
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    Guerlain and Chanel: Les Exclusives

    Bonjour everyone - hope all is well

    I went to my local department store to find some Guerlain and she did not have ANY. I also cannot seem to locate any Chanel Exclusives around here. The closest...
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    Classic, Timeless Fragrances

    Bon Soir,

    This is my second post. You guys are fantastic at answering and have become my go-to people (along with Fragrantica) for any perfume questions.

    I found the PERFECT oriental in Coco....
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    Re: Looking for something new...

    Thank you, everyone. Excellent suggestions!! xx
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    Re: Looking for something new...

    Fabulous! This made me smile. Thank you!
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    Looking for something new...

    Hello everyone!

    I am looking for a new fragrance that is sophisticated, timeless, classy and classic. Right now, I have a little collection of Chanel (No. 5, CocoMademoiselle (which I am going to...
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