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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

    Micallef Denis Durand Couture
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

    Another grey morning here - wearing Micallef Denis Durand Couture.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own

    The story of my life. :-) I have around 700 bottles, have nothing currently on my to-buy list, but it is not ruled out if something strikes my fancy.
  4. Re: Comme des Garcons x Monocle - Your favorite

    I only liked Hinoki. I spritz as usual, get good performance out of it.
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    Re: What makes your eyes glaze over?

    Brands that pop out of nowhere and release 12 scents at once that are all supposed to be masterpieces.
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    Re: It Finally Happened........

    Well, now you know - only one spritz of that scent next time. :-) Happens to the best of us occasionally.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 20th May 2015

    Cello, I am so sorry about your kitty. :-( That is so hard.

    I put on some SL Boxeuses this morning but it is long gone so I think I will join Jon tonight in some Josef Statkus for the SOTE.
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    This is a great scent, I hope you like it!
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    I believe that is a shot of the red carpet entrance in Cannes, France.
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    Re: Nothing projects well on my skin?

    I use oil on my skin after my shower and it does help to anchor the scent. Spraying on clothes helps too. You can also bring a travel spray with some of the scent with you and refresh during the day,...
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    Re: The rise and fall of Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille

    I get compliments every time I wear TV, but it is something I only feel like wearing a few times a year. Often it smells too sweet or synthetic.
  12. Re: Ambre Fetiche too similar to Interlude Man?

    Not similar at all.
  13. Re: What's your wardrobe stock in volume and years?

    My numbers are way out there... with over 700 bottles, I'll be long gone before the perfume runs out.
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    Re: Roja Dove considered an "oud pioneer"

    Got a good chuckle when I read that, yet another self-aggrandizing comment by Mr. Dove. And demonstrably false.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 19th May 2015

    Thanks for all the kind wishes, after a lot of sleep yesterday I feel quite a bit better today. Healing thoughts to Knit's dad!

    I am wearing AdP Iris Nobile edp today.
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid 30 ml

    I had one a year or two ago, can't remember where I got it but I know I didn't buy it. Sold it NIB on ebay. Maybe it was a special edition?
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    Re: SOTD Monday 18th May 2015

    Sending get well wishes to your GF rynegne!

    I have been feeling bad with a head cold all weekend, and my MIL passed away yesterday AM as well, so the past few days have been rough. Hoping the...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 15th May 2015

    Chopard Wish for TGIF!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 14th May 2015

    Welcome to colourshifted and get well wishes to Jon!

    I am wearing CdG Avignon for this rainy afternoon.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 13th May 2015

    Vero Profumo Onda extrait for me today - should be rainy for the rest of the week so I will get to wear more of my oriental scents which is always a pleasure.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12th May 2015

    Cuir Beluga
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    Re: Your current 'wishlist top 5'

    Still waiting for Dior LV boutique to get stock in of Feve Delicieuse. Nothing else on the list right now.
  23. Re: How often do you wear the 'cheap' fragrances in your wardrobe?

    I have pretty much gotten rid of the cheapies/poor choices and now only own those bottles that feel good to wear. I have some in the under $50 category but very few, as I do prefer the more...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12th May 2015

    Blessings to you kalli for helping those doggies in distress!

    I wore Bois d'Arménie yesterday and Cuir Beluga today.
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    Re: Cologne guy ? Sprays ?

    Usually 3-4 sprays for work, more if I am only going to be home or outside most of the day.
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    Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    Memo Shams Oud is easy to wear and the oud note is not very strong. Same with Kilian Incense Oud and Amber Oud.
  27. Re: anything terpenic, camphorous, and resinous all in one?

    CdG Monocle Hinoki.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Cuir Mauresque --- blind buy?

    I love CM but it is so potent that I dab rather than spray it on.
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    Re: Fallen out of love

    Not a particular perfume but a note - I have gone off vetiver lately.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 10th May 2015

    Happy Mother's Day! I am so envious of Kewart's trip to France, I haven't been since 2009 and I miss it.

    Sampling Penhaligon's Ostara today.
  31. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    After having nearly given up hope, my sample finally arrived, yay! I am testing it right now. It is very green and smells exactly like daffodils. I am amazed at how faithful the perfume is to the...
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    Re: Amouage - Fate Woman

    I love it... It is enigmatic but truly wonderful. At first I was a bit disappointed by the projection but as I have worn it more, I realized it is one of those scents that has a quiet but powerful...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 9th May 2015

    AG Mon Parfum Chéri par Camille, a great patchouli scent
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    Re: Which fragrance stood out in 2015

    It is only May, but so far Fève Délicieuse is my favorite release of the year.
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    Re: Think I stuffed up

    Could have been worse, could have been runaway bidding on ebay. ;-)
  36. Re: Is there one note or ingredient that you can't tolerate?

    I can tolerate just about anything if well blended and in small doses, but I have a hard time with cumin, anise, immortelle and powdery smells in large doses. I also dislike intensely herbal...
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    Re: Oud scents that actually smell good -

    You know you can get Shay & Blue from Indigo Perfumery in Ohio with free shipping? Not sure if they have the complete line but worth a look for next time.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 9th May 2015

    Happy Saturday everyone! It is cold and rainy here today, I am wearing AG Mon Parfum Chéri par Camille.
  39. Re: Which perfume house uses the best/worst quality bottles in comparison to their price tag?

    I like the feel and look of the Malle bottles in hand but the sprayers are not great, especially trying to make a decant from them. Dior Privée is great design and sprayer. I like the redesign on...
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    Re: Designer Smoke & Amber

    AG Ambre Fetiche
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8th May 2015

    Sampling UNUM Lavs, Opus 1144 and Rosa Nigra today. All very well done.
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    Re: It's a real challenge...

    I am not concerned with it. There are bottles that sit untouched and I just enjoy looking at them or sniffing the sprayer occasionally. I have reconciled myself to this reality as I have over 700...
  43. Re: The Fragrance Industry - Evolution or Revolution?

    As Diamondflame said, many (most?) of us here on Basenotes already have more perfume than we can use up in a lifetime - I certainly do. So I don't concern myself much with the situation of...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I am sampling all three right now. Opus 1144 is too powdery/heliotropy for my taste. Lavs is a beautiful church incense, less synthetic than Avignon as someone else mentioned. If I didn't already...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8th May 2015

    Doing an incense sampling day since I received my UNUM samples last night. Lavs is most similar to Avignon - true to an extrait, there is not a lot of projection but I am getting lovely wafts from...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 7th May 2015

    Congrats to you RHM on the graduate!

    I am wearing Musc Ravageur layered over Costes dry oil.
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    Re: Which is your favorite niche house?

    Tauer, Malle and Amouage are my favorites. Older Serge Lutens as well.
  48. Re: Tom Ford Bois Marocain - Dry and woody as a bone

    I found it rather dull, preferred his Arabian Wood.
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    Poll: Re: Getting tired of "oud scents" yet? POLL.

    Yes I am sick of it and am avoiding new scents advertised as being oud-based. I have oud scents I enjoy and still wear but I need another oud fragrance like I need a hole in my head. Ready for the...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2015

    So I am testing out my new bottle of Palissandre d'Or tonight. It is very woody and leans masculine to my nose. I am terrible at identifying notes but I imagine this is mainly rosewood I am smelling....
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 6th May 2015

    SOTE: Aedes Palissandre d'Or. Very woody.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 6th May 2015

    Profumum Vanitas today for me on this overcast dark day.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Lovely bluebell photo! Don't think I've ever seen one in real life. Get well wishes to PerfumedLady!

    I am wearing FM Une Rose on one wrist and Papillon Perfumery Tobacco Rose on the other to...
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    Re: The 30 Roses Appreciation Thread

    Hear hear! I appreciate your kind words and generosity on Basenotes and was awed by your love and devotion to your mother no matter how difficult things got. You are a star!
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    Re: returned to heaven!

    Welcome home! To answer your question above about atomizers that have not been sprayed in a long time, yes absolutely the nozzle needs to be cleared. Spray several times in the air to get the...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    5ml travel spray of the new SSS Amber Incense
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th May 2015

    Vanille 44
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    Re: Today I bought May 2015

    My Palissandre d'Or just shipped Friday, can't wait for that to arrive! I also ordered a 5ml travel size of the new SSS Amber Incense, and participated in a split of Kilian Single Malt and Apple...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th May 2015

    Happy birthday Mocha! Glad to hear you are celebrating properly. You smell great too! Ylang 49 is a big summer favorite of mine.

    I am in Vanille 44 today.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    I finally got to smell this yesterday and found it neither noir nor extreme. The opening few minutes were nice enough, but then as Luca Turin says, the cash ran out and it turned into a faint sweet...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3rd May 2015

    Started off in Dans tes Bras, have now switched to Olivier Durbano Heliotrope for evening.
  62. Re: Perfume of Life Website Has Permanently Closed

    I got to meet several wonderful perfumistas (Fiveoaks, Besotted, AltoDiva and Susan Winters) in NYC one year and still see Fiveoaks regularly in Canada, for which I am very grateful. It would have...
  63. Re: Perfume of Life Website Has Permanently Closed

    There were several long, unexplained outages over the years, and then this final one, with not a single communication from Jeffrey Dame about why. As a long-time member and moderator, I feel...
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    Re: which is the Best Amouage Florals?

    Forgot about Dia - it is very lovely. Lyric does not smell like PoaL at all.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 2nd May 2015

    Iris Poudre
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    Sample set of UNUM, hoping one of them will be bottle-worthy.
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    Re: Vero Profumo Perfumes - What to Sample?

    I have Onda in extrait and edp and Rubj in extrait only (did not care for it in edp, possibly due to passion fruit note which smells dirty). Kiki is good too but I am not much of a lavender person.
    ...
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    Re: Exploring Frederic Malle....

    You should really try Dans Tes Bras, it is a unique woody floral that is not at all sweet.

    Cologne Indelibile is an orange blossom/neroli scent with a large dose of white musk. I have not tried it...
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    Re: which is the Best Amouage Florals?

    Beloved is a very nice floral, as is Journey and Honour. There is so little price difference between the 50 and 100 ml price for Amouage I would recommend you get the 100ml.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    SOTE: Jasmin de Nuit
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    Tea for Two
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    Re: Essenza Nobile

    I recently ordered from FiF and Essenza Nobile. I am on the west coast of the US. Packages generally take 2-3 weeks to get here. FiF is more generous with samples, but they don't stock Frederic...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    Had my first scrubber this morning in a long time - tried a sample of SHL Khol de Bahrein, which has lots of positive reviews. Unfortunately it smelled like a Mexican taco on me (?) - go figure. ...
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    I just ordered samples of the 3 bottles. Will report back once I have sniffed of course.
  75. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    Still no sample for me :-(. I am hoping it will arrive soon!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

    Amouage Interlude woman... trying not to slide under my desk in a coma. One of these days I must get some sleep.
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    Re: MEMO - brand favourites and thoughts?

    I have Manoa, Shams, Irish Leather, Granada and Quartier Latin. I think it is a nice line and worth testing.
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    Re: My Search of 20+ Years Is Over, Finally

    Congratulations on solving the puzzle! Nice story.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    Amouage Fate woman
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    Foustie, I love Elixir and think it is very underrated.

    Today I am wearing Amouage Fate Woman.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Maybe Norlimbanol? That is a very powerful woody smell.
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    Re: Camphor / Camphoreus notes

    Opening of Tubereuse Criminelle is wintergreen camphor, sadly it only lasts about 15 minutes and then segues into a tuberose floral. CdG Monocle Hinoki opens with a great turpentine camphor note and...
  83. Re: Dior Boutique at the Palazzo just sent me a grey market DHI

    Gary Holstein (SA at the boutique) said she was going back to school and spending more time with her kids.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

    Started the day in Iris Poudre, finishing it in Divine Spirituelle.
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    Re: Powerhouse Fragrances for women

    I find scents like FMalle Portrait of a Lady, Une Rose and Carnal Flower to be modern powerhouses on me.
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    Re: Frederic Malle/Estee Lauder

    I took advantage of the favorable exchange rate to order all the Malles I wanted from Essenza Nobile.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    PdE Wazamba
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    Welcome back to PerfumedLady! I am wearing Wazamba today.
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    Re: Today I bought April 2015

    Splits of By Kilian Single Malt and Apple Brandy.
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    Re: Does creed make a good jasmin?

    Have you tried Tom Ford Jasmine Rouge? I am not familiar with Creed but I like the Tom Ford and Serge Lutens A la Nuit.
  91. Re: So, what is the best Tom Ford Private Blend in your opinion?

    My current favorite is Tobacco Oud.
  92. Poll: Re: Tonka Imperiale Vs. Chambre Noire Vs. Neroli Portofino

    I would have said Tonka Imperiale and then Chambre Noire, but I recently discovered I like the new Feve Delicieuse better than TI so that would now be my first choice.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 26th April 2015

    Chanel Gardenia extrait today. Congrats to NorCal and kitsch!

    That is a very cool bottle on that Atelier Flou, Hednic.
  94. Poll: Re: Have you ever experienced an allergic reaction to a fragrance?

    Me too. I have also occasionally gotten a light rash that goes away within a few hours. Nothing serious.
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Feve delicieuse
    Byredo 1996
    Ambre Nuit
    Portrait of a Lady
    Dans Tes Bras
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th April 2015

    Happy belated birthday teardrop!

    I am wearing Bois des Iles extrait today.
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    Re: Name your favorite Montale Paris

    White Aoud and Chypre Vanille.
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    Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    I prefer Fleurs de Cedrat.
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    Re: Amouage Woman Extraits

    I bought the Lyric extrait and was underwhelmed. Not significantly different/better than the edp on me.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 23rd April 2015

    Ombre Indigo
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