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    Re: Free to a good home

    Scentfan, I'd love to adventure with your Caron samples if they haven't found a home yet...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Proverbial, the samples are proverbially yours! Just PM me your address and I'll get them out to you...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Hi folks!

    Just did a bit of organizing, and found a few things that need a good home. These are two groups of items and can go to two different people (US only please).

    1. Three vials of...
  4. Re: Candied oranges / fresh mandarin oranges scent

    Theorema by Fendi! Discontinued, but lots of minis floating around on Ebay to test drive...
  5. Thread: Guava

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    Re: Guava

    Calyx by Prescriptives!
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    Re: Best Amber Fragrance for Men

    Definitely try Ambra Nera by Farmacia Ss. Annunziata - a heavenly amber without being an overly sweet cliche...
  7. Re: Looking for a Budget Friendly (dark, wet, incense, dirty) Fragrance

    Vintage Bal a Versailles is surprisingly inexpensive for it's gloriousness. Find something in a WHITE box for starters...
  8. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    At this moment: Malle and Amouage...
  9. Re: Ok, I did it... I purchased my first 2 bottles of Amouage today

    Oh, I'm so disappointed! My order finally shipped and includes only two of the five I ordered: Ciel Woman and Reflection Woman. No Epic, Gold or Memoir. Perhaps I should look into the way perfume...
  10. Re: Ok, I did it... I purchased my first 2 bottles of Amouage today

    What kind of computer glitchy miracle is this!? I just bought 5 bottles of Amouage for under $300: Reflection, Gold, Memoir, Epic and Ciel (all for women). I've never even tried these, but it...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Have fun with them, Kayley!
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Oh SaNielsen, that would be a TERRIFIC sample set to experience! I'd be ecstatic to try these beauties (aka "#1") if they're still available...
  13. Re: Rochas Man - thought I would love it, but ended up hatin' it.

    I wanted to love both Rochas Man and New Haarlem, because I adore Musc Ravageur. Roucel made all of these frags. But there's something in the first two that I find very off-putting. I don't have a...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    PM me with your mailing info, and I'll get it out to you. If you ever ID it, I'd be curious to know!
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I'd say the point is to enjoy it, and if you can ID it, great! Because I'm not 100% sure what it is either...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I have a 5ml decant of a mystery scent that a friend gave me. She's pretty sure it's by Serge Lutens (it's got that syrupy scent of many SLs), but it's unlabeled. It could be Jeux de Peau (not...
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    Re: Looking for a scent like Black Walnut

    I know that smell! I made a batch of nocino for the first time this summer (early black walnuts quartered and steeped in vodka with spices and sugar), and cutting all those walnuts was such a...
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    Re: Which 1 to Pick from Santa Maria Novella?

    I love their Ginestre (broom), but test drive it first...
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    Re: Today I bought - March 2013 edition

    The Farmacia Ss. Annunziata fairies gave me a big bottle of Ambra Nera for my birthday. J'adore. Sigh...
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    Re: Splash vs. Spray - Your preference?

    I see now that because I've been wearing heavier winter frags, I prefer to daub them on. I just got a bottle of Ambra Nera by Farmacia Ss. Annunziata, and the bottle came with an additional (and...
  21. Re: If you could pick one scent for from DIPTYQUE - Which one would it be?

    Volutes is exquisite...
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    Re: Splash vs. Spray - Your preference?

    I could definitely dab on the Ravageur instead of using the spray. Chergui is definitely a dabber. Am in love with Opus VI by Amouage, but a few molecules go a loooooong way. If I sprayed it on, I...
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    Splash vs. Spray - Your preference?

    Now that I'm sniffing my way across the perfumed landscape, I find myself very partial to splash bottles, because I can control how much I'm putting on. The Musc Ravageur fairies brought me a large...
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    Re: Where to get free samples?

    I bought something from Aedes, and they threw in 7 free samples of my choice. Whoa!
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    Re: Ambre Sultan or P DE Ambre Rousse??

    I'm also a fan of Ambra Nera by Farmacia Ss. Annunziata... I didn't like AS, and AR can be a little cloying.
  26. Re: What was the first fragrance you bought after joing basenotes?

    Chergui! It's the first thing I bought in my modern, adult, perfumista incarnation... I remember the weather turned in the fall, and I all I could think of was Chergui...
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    Re: Ava Luxe...thoughts?

    Once in a while you can pick up samples on Ebay... I got a bunch once!
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    Re: What did you get for Christmas?

    The Musc Ravageur fairies dropped off a big bottle of my beloved...
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    Re: Fragrances with well blended Oud notes

    So glad you like the Korres! It's really a lovely, little known oudh... I've been on a bit of a kick in the last year to sample different oudhs from around the world - nothing (or no one) I've ever...
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    Re: What did you get for Christmas?

    Oh, a large bottle of Musc Ravageur... Sigh... The happiness!
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    Re: Annick Goutal Orientalistes extraits

    I looooooove Ambre Fetiche. Definitely one of my favorite ambers so far. The rest of the Orientalists? Not so much...
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    Re: Fragrances with well blended Oud notes

    I'll be curious to see what you think...
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    Re: Fragrances with well blended Oud notes

    Oh, one more I thought of:

    Opus VI from Amouage (there is no oudh note listed, but I'd swear there's a fabulous one in the drydown)

    You can get the Korres frag easily on Ebay...
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    Re: Fragrances with well blended Oud notes

    In addition to the ones already mentioned, these two tangentially remind of me M7:

    10 Corso Como
    Saffron, Cardamom, Amber by Korres
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    Re: Most worn in November 2012

    5x - Chergui and Bal a Versailles
    3x - Musc Ravageur and Une Fleur de Cassie
    1x - Au Lac, Borneo 1834, Portrait of a Lady

    I'm new here, and I love this tool! I can definitely get how SOTD can...
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    Re: Feminine, soft leather/suede scent

    Also from Parfum D'Empire: Equistrius... I love their Cuir Ottoman!
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    Re: Basenoter Worst Nightmare

    Wouldn't it make sense that if you wore something oil-based, it would stay close to the body and not in the air?
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    Re: Bal Versailles...anyone?

    This has been a fascinating (and hilarious) discussion! After a cruise around ebay (and two small purchases of the first and second reforms), I saw what looked like older bottles with a dark blue...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 2nd November 2012

    Los Angeles by the Scent of Departure (part of my "rampant sampling")...
  40. Re: SOTD: Wednesday 31st October 2012 (Happy Halloween)

    The weather turns cooler, and I reached for AmBrosius by CB I Hate Perfume...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella

    I second the Ginestra!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th October 2012

    Vintage My Sin - so comforting with all this crazy weather. Be safe everyone!
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    Re: SOTD happy Friday 26th October 2012

    Testing driving some samples this morning: Ambra Aurea (Profumum), Tokyo Bloom (the Different Company - really get the dandelion vibe), and Sienne d'Orange (the Different Company). All likes but no...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 25th October 2012

    Good morning!

    Test driving a few samples today: Un Jour D'Ete by Keiko Mecheri (something mysterious and ambery here - delish!), Entre Naranjos by Ramon Monegal (killer drydown), and Limon de...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th October

    Just did a little testdrive of Rose Poivre by the Different Company. I don't think I do rose/cumin as a lifestyle choice... Interesting tho.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th October

    Awww, thanks for the welcoming! My comfy chair is pulled up for the party that is Basenotes!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th October

    I am wantonly sampling today:

    10 Corso Como (lovely oudh sandalwood)
    Bergamote by The Different Company (wonderful, accurate, maybe too obvious, doesn't last long on me)
    Perla by Farmacia Ss....
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