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    Re: NEW! Insolence EDP

    Well, I had the opportunity to try this last night. They didn't have any samples, of course, so I had to use the store tester, but from that this is my impression of Insolence EDP.

    It's still...
  2. Re: Perfumistas - what is your favorite single note?

    If I had to pick just one it would be vanilla. I simply like vanilla and find it quite easy to find in most perfumes. :)
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    Re: Wedding fragrance.....

    I would suggest you try Lancomes new one, Magnifique. Based on what you said it might just be something you might consider for your special day. Congratulations as well!
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    Body America Organics lotions

    Just bought all of this line in the pump lotion and it's really quite nice. It's 75% organic and the only lotion (besides Quench) which hydrates my skin well enough to get rid of the dry skin bumps...
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    Re: NEW! Insolence EDP

    Waiting very patiently for reviews on this. They had bottles for sale at the Bay yesterday, but no testers. Luca Turin is calling this a masterpiece.
  6. If you like Flowerbomb Extreme, try Black XS for her

    I'm thrilled to find these two scents are very similar considering I love Flowerbomb Extreme but not it's expensive limited nature.

    Black XS is lighter, slightly spicier and I can detect some...
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    Re: Manbag- OK or not?

    Depends on what is more important to you. The ease of carrying your stuff around or trying not to solicit negative judgement from complete strangers for the most part.

    So I say....get a bag...
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    Re: lasters and faders

    In my experience, I only trust the perceived lasting power of a scent based on my first try of it. Most of them last quite well I've found.

    I think what happens afterwards is we do become...
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    Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess

    is missing as far as I can tell.
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    Re: Sensuous Review/New Blog

    Great review! Very thorough and yet a pleasure to read. I find myself very drawn to Sensuous although I feel it is nothing earth shattering overall. Love it still though.
  11. Re: Closest Coco Mademoiselle clone that's a lot cheaper?

    To my nose Danielle Steel has a very similar vibe to Coco Mademoiselle, especially in the drydown. It can be had for a song now practically. It has great staying power as well.
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    Re: Favorite Sleeper?

    Moschino Couture
  13. Re: Lowbrow For Lovely: A Limerick Contest For Free Frags

    Nah...I'm done performing like a monkey for perfume. I'll save my dignity and purchase my own thank you ;)
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    Re: Kenzo Amour Holi

    Yes, I did just yesterday. It is nice, similar to KenzoAmour but with some raspberry maybe? Reminded me of KenzoAmour mixed with some My Insolence. I would wear it if I had some, but I won't go buy...
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    Re: winterfresh scent?

    CSP's Aqua Motu is a very refreshing minty/hay kind of smell. Smells good anytime to me, but really good in hot weather.
  16. Re: Haiku Contest: Free Bottle Of Rl Safari For Women

    Contests will always bring me out of reading mode :)

    ~~~~~
    orange, rose, vetiver
    the notes in swirling order
    melded on the skin

    ~~~~~
    tour of the senses
    I do so long to enjoy
  17. Re: Are you a diva in scent only or all-around glam?

    Quite simply put - a Diva in scent only :)
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    Re: Are smokers missing out?

    I don't know the answer to this one really. My parents smoked when we were growing up and cigarette smoke never seemed to bother me. I still wore perfume, but I guess I never did smell it beyond the...
  19. Re: Today's Wish List...Your Top Three Desired Scents

    1. Fifi Chachnil (a new love but I fell hard!)
    2. Jardin sur le Nil
    3. Une Rose (a big bottle so I wouldn't run out)
  20. Re: need advice - wanting a make a change to a "niche" gourmand/musk fragrance

    Have you tried Jovan Musk Oil? It has a vanilla/chocolate type of note with warm musk. This stuff smells way more expensive then it is, in my opinion.

    Forgot to say that SJP lasts longer than you...
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    Re: Free Frag Contest

    Way to go Atrac!
  22. Re: Celebrity fragrances...do you wear them...would you?

    Sure, I would and do as a matter of fact. I doubt that celebrity actual even wears the scent. It would be truer to say that the celebrity "branded" the scent, but that is about all in most cases.
    ...
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    Re: Can we talk about the House of Caron?

    When I had the opportunity to try Bellodgia it brought to mind Old Spice (classic). I did a comparison side by side, and it was pretty darn close in my book.
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    Re: Free Frag Contest

    But I agree that I posted her nationality rather than her native tongue...I was in too much of a panic at that point to even consider taking another moment to research the language :)
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    Re: Free Frag Contest

    Taslima Nasrin and she is Bangladeshi
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    Re: Comfort scents

    Pretty much anything that is not too complex for me I guess. Vanilla seems to be the one I find the most grounding.
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    Re: Are you Fragrance Obsessive-Compulsive?

    No, this hasn't happened to me, in this particular way...but I know someone who fits this bill perfectly; and he's into iris/orris right now ;)
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 4 January 2008

    I've been wearing so many heavier and warmer scents, I think my nose is become numb to them. For this reason I was craving some Juicy Couture last night so that is what I'll wear today. It actually...
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    Re: Scents you've TRIED to love and can't

    Carnal Flower.

    I think I should like it, I want to like it...but somehow it's just left me high and dry so far. Hubby thinks it smells like turpentine.
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    Re: Sampling/Testing methodology - survey

    Holy smokes Dee! That's a lot of questions :)

    In a nutshell, here is what I do. I manage to snag samples from department stores when lucky, have been graced by samples by people who know I love...
  31. Re: Name the Bottles Contest

    Ha! :)

    No, no, not frustrating...it is an excellent contest you're running and a very generous one too! I just can't afford to spend the time doing it right now, but the temptation is so??? Great,...
  32. Re: Name the Bottles Contest

    No way man! I spent more time yesterday than I care to admit looking for the answer to tvlampboy's contest and I'm not doing it again today I tell ya...no matter how darn amazing your prize...
  33. Re: What elusive scent are you searching for?

    That is what started me out on this journey of scent...looking for the perfect one. I discovered that even if I fall hard for a perfume, I will never recapture the first blush of infatuation again...
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    You know..I'm sure I'll go..ah ha! when I find out the answer but right now it feels like you might have done just as well to have run a contest as to what the exact colour of your belly button lint...
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    Well...you have officially driven me crazy then!

    Nope, not clever enough to make up something so seemingly clever :)
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    I'm so confused now, but how about:

    a) Drusilla Tanzi
    b) She is dressed as "Mosca" from "The Storm and Other Things"
    c) "Fly" is her nickname in Italian
    d) late husband is Eugenio Montale
    ...
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    Okay...this is driving me completely crazy. I can't devote anymore time to it so I'll put out there what I "think" I know and maybe it will help someone else.

    Her late husband in real life is:...
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    Re: Free Montale Contest!!!

    Well, you're all smarter or onto something obvious that is elusive to me....no idea ;) But wish I did.
  39. Re: Your favorite 'Cheap Drugstore' Fragrance

    Alyssa Ashley - Fizzy Blue (I just realized what this reminds me of - a nicer D&G Light Blue! I find it slightly more masculine that LB, but I could be wrong)
    Jovan Fresh Patchouli - (I also find...
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    Re: Today I bought... (for December 2007)

    Shoppers Drug Mart had a special gift boxed version of a 50ml bottle of Lolita Lempicka on for $36.00 (regular $76.00). With my $10.00 credit from Optimum points, I got the whole thing for $31.00 -...
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    Re: Flowerbomb vs. Flowerbomb Extreme

    I actually like both in their own right. The original has more spice to it, but the Extreme is quite nice, and smooth. I like both and feel that although they are similar yes, they are different...
  42. Re: The Many Faces of Eve sample giveaway

    Yippee! I actually have not sampled one of those scents. Jicky I smelled once, on a card, but I don't think that really counts.

    I'll PM you now!
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    Re: NEW GAME 12/26- Playing for samples

    14 & 7 :)
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    Re: Another sample give-away contest

    tvlampboy nails it :)

    Beachroses I have to give a prize to as well because there was such an effort put out.

    If you could both message me and let me know the types of scents you like and the...
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    Re: Another sample give-away contest

    You are soooo close. All the things you mentioned are the symptoms of this one thing happening, which is.....? :)
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    Re: Another sample give-away contest

    Hmmmm...some of the right words, but the three words I was thinking are more of a sentence. It doesn't have to be the three words I mean, so if you wanted to summarize what you meant by the three...
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    Re: I have a newbie question

    Scent of the Day :)
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    Another sample give-away contest

    Thought I would start my own:

    I will make three decants of whatever scent I have that you are interested in. I don't have a massively marvelous collection, but I'm sure there must be something...
  49. Re: The Many Faces of Eve sample giveaway

    What a lovely gesture. I have four names of the women in this book, wasn't sure which you were excluding as not a major player:

    Lillian
    Sabrina
    Djuna
    Jay
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    Re: Merry Christmas Gift Giveaway!

    Cool give-away! Thanks because it was fun doing this, no matter.

    New Haarlem

    Word to the crackheads
    Chillin in the street
    New Haarlem's the ghetto
    With a brand new beat

    Maurice Roucel now
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    Re: To get for my wife?

    I can appreciate that you want to share with your wife your love of scent.

    I have to ask however, does she want any perfume, or is it you wanting her to have perfume?

    If I were in her...
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    Re: Changes of Heart

    I find it interesting to read perfume reviews because it shows me how subjective a perfume really is. Before actually smelling the perfume I can be thinking, "are they even talking about the same...
  53. Re: Caron Aimez Moi parfum - help me open the bottle?

    Just jumping in to add that while perhaps Lolita Lempicka and Aimez-Moi are similar in my experience, this is only if you liken LL to a child and Aimez-Moi to a full grown women. I used to love LL...
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    Re: Insolence?

    I love Insolence. It just appeals to my particular nose I suppose. I have taken to dabbing a bit on my wrists when I go to bed and it is airy that it flows around me, and I really enjoy it before...
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    Re: Miss sixty

    I received a sample of this and quickly dimissed it as very boring. I tried it again with absolutely no expectations, and surprisingly, it is quite nice. I'm cannot place the notes at all, but it is...
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