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    Re: SoTD ~ Thursday October 21st 2010

    I love Genie des Bois! Violet is very tricky and good ones are hard to find! I also like Paris, Violette Precieuse (has this been reformulated or just repackaged with the price jacked way up?!) ...
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    Re: SoTD ~ Thursday October 21st 2010

    Wearing my daughter's Incanto Dream by Ferragamo, similar to Sexy Graffiti. Horrible weather today, nothing else will do.
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    Re: Mitsouko finally likes me!

    I had the same experience. I tried it every year around Mother's Day at my local Filene's (R.I.P.) Always got the same result: very sour and bitter. None of the goodness anyone described in...
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    Re: SotD Friday 23 July

    Flowerbomb today!
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    Re: SotD Friday 18 April

    Fumerie Turque for me!
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    Re: Where to Shop for Frags in NYC

    I like Takashimaya and Bendels.

    You have to be careful in the Fragrance District, but imo it's worth visiting. I've found great fragrances at bargain prices (none were fakes.) Some shopkeepers...
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    Re: narciso rodriguez for her, edt

    The edt is way too sweet on me. It reminds me of honey (I don't like the smell or taste of honey.) Oh well. The wonders of body chemistry. It smelled really nice on Artisankey.

    The edp works...
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    Re: Fracas

    I think you must like tuberose to love Fracas. I've read so many varying comments that I've wondered if the reviewers were writing about the same fragrance. That led me to believe that tuberose is...
  9. Re: Black Gardenia by Michele Bergman what's your opinion?

    That's expensive! I've never tried Black Gardenia (at this point, I'm afraid to!) I have several Kai products, but don't own the roll-on (I have so many samples that I'll never need to buy one.) ...
  10. Re: Black Gardenia by Michele Bergman what's your opinion?

    How much does it cost?
  11. Re: Gorgeous, lovely Diorissimo. Anybody like it?

    Diorissimo sounds lovely. Now, I want to try it, too!
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    Re: Why I love to hate Mitsouko...

    I understand completely! For years, I tested the edp with the hope that eventually it would smell good on me. It started out promising, but always dried the same: really sour. Then, I took a...
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    Re: YOU'LL BURN ME FOR HERESY, BUT ...

    Hmmmmm..... I have many fragrances (over 50, but who's counting?!) and I'm not planning on stopping any time in the near future. Some are similar but none are identical which is what makes perfume...
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    Re: winter scent?

    Fumerie Turque.
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    Re: Any really nice grapefruit scents?

    Definitely Baby Doll. Hip by Patou has a zingy grapefuit note.
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    Re: fragrance hijacking

    My mother is notorious for this. When she visits, she helps herself to my perfume. Several years ago, she got hooked on one of my favorites. My solution: after we moved to our new house I told her...
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    Re: Etro Perfumes and Lotions

    I haven't tried their lotions, but a good one to use underneath is Neutrogena's Fragrance-Free body lotion.
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    Re: Why cumin as a fragrance note?

    It works! Cumin is tricky as a fragrance note because it doesn't work on everyone, but imo it adds something special. I like it in spicy fragrances and it adds pizazz, especially to fruit notes...
  19. Re: "Recommended for evening wear" - do you listen?

    Nah. Directives like that really bother me! Some fragrances ARE more suitable for evening wear but I trust myself to make that decision. The image I get from "recommended for evening wear" is that...
  20. Re: Gorgeous, lovely Diorissimo. Anybody like it?

    I've never tried Diorissimo. Can you describe, please? Thanks.
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    Re: ambre sultan question

    Hi again! You definitely need to try Fumerie Turque if you like tobacco. I agree with the recommendation about Anne Pliska. Messe de Minuit is an interesting fragrance, imo it either works for you...
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    Re: rose or gardenia?

    Nice name!

    Well, I gotta tell ya that I like both.

    I think I lean more toward gardenia, though. At times, I just can't take rose.
    Gardenia always seems to work for me, whereas the rose note...
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    Re: ambre sultan question

    Hi! I don't find Fumerie Turque (sweet, smoky tobacco) or Arabie (all I remember is that it's spicy) similar to Ambre Sultan. Creed's Angelique Encens is closer to Ambre Sultan, imo. I've tried...
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    Re: sampling Demeter fragrances

    I have their original Tomato, Grapefruit Tea and Fig. The fig lotion is great. Demeter had a section in Bloomingdale's flagship store. There was lots of hoo-ha about Demeter back then. Later,...
  25. Re: Who wants to smell like Gene Simmons?

    Gross. That is all.
  26. Re: Gothc scents without smelling like a "musty old" basement..?

    Have you tried L'Artisan's Passage D'Enfer? It's a light incense scent with lily. It reminds me of sitting in a Catholic Church with candles burning, the smell of incense lingering in the air and...
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    Re: great news from ormonde jayne

    I'm really looking forward to trying it. Some of the notes sound great yet there are a few I'm not sure will work for me. Linda's fragrances are intriguing. I don't like all them but I respect her...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio?

    I've ordered from Laurie many times. Her customer service is great. My favorite is her Incense Lily. I also like Marrakech, Sanctuary and her dupes of Ambra del Nepal and Venezia.
  29. Re: HI thoughts on Sage Machedo Pearl and Onyx?

    I have the oil and the edt. I find both are long-lasting. The oil stays closer to the body, while the edt has more sillage. I like Onyx in the oil version but ordered edt which is a better value imo.
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    Bandit smelled vile on me, like an old, overflowing ashtray (and it was tenacious, lasting for days.)
    Hermes Rouge = the same thing.
    Lorenzo Villoresi's Teinte des Neiges (baby powder over body...
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    Re: Favourite perfume store

    I like Barneys Madison Avenue store, Takashimaya (Fifth Avenue), NYC's Perfume District, Henri Bendel. Aedes, Bigelow Apothecary at Jeffrey (West 14th Street) and Nordstrom (SF Centre and South Coast...
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle.

    It reminds me of a spice cake baking in the oven. I like a nice, strong spicy fragrance like this one.
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez edp v. edt

    I don't know, I thought more people preferred the edt. On me, the edt is a very strong sweet honey musk which I didn't care for. I have the edp, which smells better on my skin (it has rose and peach...
  34. Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Definitely Misuki! To a lesser extent, Shaal Nur when applied lightly.
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    Re: Need some opinions...

    I haven't tried it, but I think so. IMO the truffle accord would make it more "earthy" and less "rosy." Have you read the reviews in productville on mua? That's usually a good source of...
  36. Re: What is your favourite violet scent?

    In no particular order:

    1. Violette Precieuse
    2. Genie des Bois
    3. Jolie Madame
    4. Bulgari pour Femme edp
    5. Ormonde
    6. Aimez Moi
    7. The Raven (an oil by BPAL)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24 May

    Hello, everyone! I'm back after a taking a break. I discovered last week that I can wear Mitsouko edt! It's been my scent of the day for several days in a row.

    Hope you're all having a great day!...
  38. Re: SotD Sunday 25 December Christmas Day

    I got Cristobal shower gel and soap from Santa Claus.

    I'm wearing several scents today, as a friend came over and we did some testing: Montale Chypre Fruitee,
    Passage d'Enfer and BPAL's...
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant

    This is a really good spicy fragrance. It reminds me a little of Dinner by Bobo.
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    Re: Sublime - EDT or EDP?

    I have the edp, which is very good. Also have the spray parfum, which I've heard is discontinued (but still available from perfumebay.com.)
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day!

    MAC's Mystic, a reddish plum with a touch of shimmer.
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    Re: Inexpensive make-up you like?

    Max Factor's new Lash Perfection mascara is great. Cover Girl has good mascaras and powders. I love Milani and Prestige (great eyeshadow colors.) I like Jane's Eye Zings. Also, Revlon's cream blushes...
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    Re: Best New Female fragrance 2005

    Flowerbomb.
  44. Re: All right ladies, loveliest Jasmine scent ever

    Jasmal and Joy.
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    Re: Flowerbomb- A Fetish Confessed

    Key, I suppose I should order a sample of the Flowerbomb dupe in edp....much cheaper than buying another bottle of the original. Hmmm. I liked the oil, but you know how I am about my oils...
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    Re: Flowerbomb- A Fetish Confessed

    Imo Flowerbomb is simply addictive. My husband, who normally doesn't comment much about fragrances, said "That's really good!"
  47. Re: Help me find a new light, musky fragrance, pls

    Thanks, everyone, for the suggestions!
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    Re: attar bazaar

    Their Mysore Sandalwood and Tunisian White Musk are excellent.
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    Re: Scented body powder

    I don't use scented body powder often. The ones I like: Youth Dew, Burt's Bees (which is actually a baby product but it smells soooo good) and Maja.
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    Re: Flowerbomb- A Fetish Confessed

    Yum, yum, yum! I love da Bomb! When it came out, I wasn't anxious to try it but one day at Saks I smelled the most incredible perfume and had to track it down. It was Flowerbomb. There's something...
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    Re: Thoughts on Philosykos?

    I don't own a bottle but I do prefer it to L'Artisan's Premier Figuier. Philosykos is a great spring and summer scent. Body Time's Green Fig oil is very similar.
  52. Re: Any scents you enjoy but won't buy again?

    I haven't finished a bottle in a long time. It's hard to say which ones I won't buy again.... hmmmm.
  53. Re: Foundation for mature, oily skin? Help!

    Thanks for the rec! I'll have to check out the YSL TM.

    Someone on mua mentioned mixing a little moisturizer/sunscreen with a tinted moisturizer. If I can find a good one that's not greasy, it...
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    Re: Orange County, CA

    The South Coast Plaza Nordstrom also has the Keiko Mecheri line.

    There's a free-standing Penhaligon's and a Kiehl's, too.
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    Re: New York, New York

    NYC's Fragrance District is worth visiting. From 34th Street, walk south on Broadway for several blocks and you'll find many shops crammed with fragrances from floor to ceiling. Prices are not...
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    Re: Michael for Man (Michael Kors)

    I get a strong fig note in Michael for Men.
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    Re: What's your best feature?

    Definitely my eyes: large, brown with long lashes. Also my lips (lush and full, tee hee!)
  58. Re: red lipsticks..continued...Best RUBY REDS?

    MAC has a great selection of reds in different formulas. Clarins has some very nice reds, too. Also Prescriptives if you look at the shades in the "yellow orange" and "red"...
  59. Re: Foundation for mature, oily skin? Help!

    Prescriptives was okay. I don't remember which samples they gave me although I have a feeling one was a newer foundation. The other was the one that's in the round bottle. They were okay, but not...
  60. Re: The smell of the shower gel.............

    I agree about L'Occitane Rose shower gel.

    Molton Brown has some good ones, like Wild Indigo but I don't recommend their Pepper shower gel (way, way too peppery imo.)

    I've also heard that the...
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    Re: The BEST Fragrance House

    Caron. And I love Ormonde Jayne.
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    Re: What's your least favorite note?

    More....

    I can't tolerate calone or caline.

    Pepper (when it strangles a fragrance!)

    Ashtray accords

    Really strong leather or tar notes (I like soft leathuh!)
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    Re: Chypres

    I agree about Niki de St. Phalle. It's a tricky fragrance but if it works for you, it's wonderful. The body cream and bath oil are great, too.

    Others I like: Paloma Picasso, Halston (although I...
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    Re: My favorite Caron

    Marlen, you must try Nuit de Noel. It's a great cold weather scent. Imo it's very soft and "pillow-y"

    I also like Aimez Moi. It's what I hoped Lolita Lempicka would be like. Much softer and not as...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 2 November

    Hopefully, it's going to be Escada Collection layered with matching body lotion. I'm waiting (not so patiently!) for UPS to deliver my EC gift set. Will report back in later on....
  66. Re: Help please--Finding a tuberose fragrance

    Keiko Mecheri's Fleurs d'Osmanthus contains tuberose and is a tropical, somewhat beachy fragrance. Very lovely and different. this should be available at Neiman Marcus online,...
  67. Re: Keiko Mecheri Fragrances 50% off at Barneys

    Oh, boo! Perhaps you can try a Barneys in a different area (Chestnut Hill, MA or Beverly Hills.) Good luck!
  68. Re: Keiko Mecheri Fragrances 50% off at Barneys

    I would call and ask for Tyler. He's very knowledgeable. I'm not sure if that fragrance is in stock. There have been several threads on the fragrance board at mua. If you do a search there, you'll...
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    Re: What's your least favorite note?

    There are many, some of which are worse in combination.


    Civet and castoreum in the same fragrance
    Smokey tea fragrances
    Any type of melon, ozonic or aquatic "accord"
    "Clean" type fragrances...
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    Re: Just Me *by Paris Hilton

    I love it. Blond Woods, as opposed to Brunette ones?!
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    Re: Gobin Daude

    I thought I read something about GD coming out with a revamped line at some point. There were rumors about difficulty with distribution, etc.
  72. Keiko Mecheri Fragrances 50% off at Barneys

    I called Barneys (Madison Avenue) this afternoon and ordered the last A Fleur de Peau. I'm not sure if all Barneys stores still have the KMs. The NY store still has most of the KMs in stock. My guess...
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    Re: SotD, Tuesday 1. November

    I'm wearing Flowerbomb, with a little KM Damascena (testing.)
  74. Re: Help please--Finding a tuberose fragrance

    My recommendation is Fracas. On the right body chemistry, it's very soft and beautiful.
  75. Re: Help me find a new light, musky fragrance, pls

    Thanks for the rec! I have and like Kiehls. I found a good musky, clean fragrance by Escentualonline.com. It's called Rain and was only $8 for a good-size roll-on oil. Much better prices than...
  76. Re: Help me find a new light, musky fragrance, pls

    Thanks, Mason and Flowerlady for your suggestions! I'll have to give Moonlight Path a sniff.

    I found Lily Prune Cotton Musk at CVS and really like it. It's light, musky and a little powdery....
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    Re: SotD Monday 24 October

    Testing Madini Kamary (a fresh rose and sandalwood blend) and Musk Pierre (an amber-y musk.)
  78. Re: Help me find a new light, musky fragrance, pls

    Hee hee, LLS, you devil, you! I ..umm.. haven't tried Glow on my skin. I did try it on my mom and it smelled lemony on her. I honestly don't know if I can get past the fact that it's a J.Lo fragrance...
  79. Re: Help me find a new light, musky fragrance, pls

    Thanks for the suggestions!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 20 October

    Sage Onyx edt for me today. Yum.
  81. Re: Help me find a new light, musky fragrance, pls

    Thanks for the suggestions!

    LLS: I used to like Vanilla Musk until I had a co-worker who seemed to bathe in it (that was it, the fragrance was ruined for me... argh!)
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    Re: New scents

    I'm so tired of the new pink candy water scents. Argh! They all smell alike to me. I was almost assaulted by an SA wielding a bottle of J.LO Live yesterday. I had to move quickly!

    I tried the new...
  83. Re: Help me find a new light, musky fragrance, pls

    Hi!

    Unfortunately, my CVS doesn'y carry it but I found it @ scentiments.com. Thanks!
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    Re: Lilac perfume?

    I second the Yves Rocher recommendation. One I haven't tried is Sha by Alfred Sung. Check out the reviews on makeupalley.com.
  85. Help me find a new light, musky fragrance, pls.

    Oy! I'm in my fall perfume doldrums phase. Nothing appeals to me except for light, musky fragrances. I have many perfume oils, which I love but they don't have much sillage.

    I'm looking for...
  86. Re: Rumor: Hilary Swank Deal for Guerlain?

    I love her.
  87. Re: New perfume for my Mom's b-day-suggestions?

    I have a few suggestions:

    Shalimar parfum (you can't go wrong with this one.) I got mine from parfum1.com at a great price.

    Brit Red (it's more of an oriental that the original edt and edp.)...
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    Re: Times Square and Fragrance

    It's worth taking a stroll over to the Fragrance District. There's a great selection and very good prices. Walk down Broadway and you'll find shops a few blocks south of 34th Street. You can bargain...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 September

    Testing Serene perfume oil by Dream Esscents (it's similar to Sage Pearl.)
  90. Re: Greetings from Tallinn + a sniffing report

    Tig! Welcome back. My Queen sounds nice. I admit that I wasn't expecting much since I'm not a fan of the original Kingdom.
  91. Re: Highest rated feminine fragrance...?

    Shalimar.
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    Re: Your best recent bargain?

    $15 off on Sage Onyx edt at lacremebeauty.com.

    A Sublime gift set with large lotion, shower gel and 1 oz. edp for only $16 at parfum1.com.
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    Re: The smells of fall. :)

    Speaking of fall, I found a great oil by Green Lady Soap. It's called Woodsmoke and it smells goooood.

    I like spicy fragrances for fall. I think Opium is a great fall fragrance.

    So many others,...
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    Re: Discount Fragrance Shops

    Often, the SAs don't know anything about the fragrances they're selling. I realized a few years ago that often I know much more than those who've worked at counters for years and years. For some,...
  95. Re: Foundation for mature, oily skin? Help!

    I tried Bare Escentuals mineral foundation which made me break out. Occasionally, I'll use a mineral powder by Physician's Formula (it's quite a find for the money, but it's not a foundation.)

    I...
  96. Re: Match your favorite perfumes with color

    Ormonde: Deep, dark almost black green.
    Nuit de Noel: A velvety dark purplish blue.
    Datura Noir: Magenta
    Daim Blond: Soft apricot
  97. Re: Serge Lutens @ parfum1.com, need help

    Okay.... it arrived today. Too bad I sprayed myself into oblivion with other stuff first. I did put a dab on my hand, but couldn't get a good idea of the scent. I'll report back when I've had a...
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    Re: Une Rose vs Rose Absolute

    Have you read the reviews for both on Makeup Alley? I always find that to be an excellent resource.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Sampled SJP Lovely (very long post)

    I just saw this at my local Filene's. We're the last ones to get the new launches. Maybe I'll try Lovely on my skin next time. Have to admit I was underwhelmed when I sprayed it into the bottle cap...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 September

    I started out this morning with Molinard's Tendre Friandise(sp?) Just added a little Datura Noir and Luna Bleu's Pink Fairy Dust, as I'm in testing mode. Good thing I don't have to go anywhere!
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