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  1. Re: Left a bad taste! Literally! Has this ever happened to you?

    It always happens to me with the aroma chemical linalool. I "taste" it in my dishwasher detergent when I fill the little cup. I can now taste it in 7UP. I'm not a soda person so no great tragedy, but...
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    Re: Estee Lauder Azuree Reformulated?

    Yes, the sales clerk that I spoke to said, "Estee Lauder said that it has not been changed." That did not give me much confidence. It is such a gorgeous fragrance. I may go back and buy a back up.
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    Estee Lauder Azuree Reformulated?

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    Has Azuree been reformulated? I really hope not. I just found an old bottle from a local store. Just goes to prove the theory- if you like something, don't wait. Just buy it.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2015

    Estee Lauder Azurre. I love it but have been putting it off. I just noticed that they have changed the bottle. Fearing a reformulation, I found an older style bottle locally. Whew.
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    Re: Do you ever swim in it?

    I may try tjis. I got a sample of Kyoto and even 4 dabs wasn't enough to really experience it. Perhaps I should just pour the whole vial over myself...
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    I still can't figure out- what is MFK?
  7. Poll: Re: Fans of Niche Fragrances: How Do You Find New Fragrances?

    Congrats! learn a lot about fragrance on basenotes. I also read blogs and reviews. Unfortunately, there is only one shop near me that carries anything of interest.
  8. Poll: Re: Single most helpful, yet unavailable, piece of information:

    I agree. Age and any other descriptor you could name is limiting. Just experiment. Try things and make up your own mind.
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    Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Fascinating how many fragrance collectors also collect watches.
    I collect mid century furniture, Japanese indigo fabric, and yarn- my other hobby is knitting.
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    Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    The LaLocle is a beautiful watch! I work in a jewelry store and we have a few. One day I will pull the trigger on a Rolex Cellini.
  11. Re: Is it just me or not many people wear fragrances?

    I'm thrilled when I smell someone wearing fragrance. Especially , men. It shows that they care about themselves, and others! And they like to talk about what they are wearing.
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    Re: Skin and longevity

    My skin is dry too and I get very little longevity, even when I moisturize. Wearing a perfume or extrait helps.Even when I wear EDT, I still tend to only wear two sprays. Any more gives me a...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Roja Dove Diaghliev and Lutens Iris Silver Mist.
    Just tried Diagliev today and briefly considered selling my entire collection for a single bottle of it. It's astonishing.
  14. Re: Name A Fragrance that you think best represents and defined A Single Year. Everyone Share!

    1975- Halston
    American sportswear had become a fashion force in the world. Halston epitomized the clean, effortless chic of the American woman.
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    Re: Thanks you basenoters

    So thank you. And a big thanks to the people who do splits!
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    Re: Thanks you basenoters

    Yes, excellent thread. I have also learned so much from all of you. It's wonderful to see such generosity of knowledge and to share a love of fragrances.
  17. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Yes! Plus Sel de Vetiver.
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    Poll: Re: Best Perfumes Of 2014 - A Poll

    YES! Have not tried the scents in the poll, but have tried and love Maai. It's amazing.
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    Re: Warming Scents for a Chilly Day

    ELDO Rien is one that's been a recent revelation. A great winter incense.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Tried MAAI for the first time last night. Mind blowing. Went to this link to read Turin's review of MAAI. Dead link. Is Luca Turin really gone from Style Arabia?
  21. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October/November/December 2014

    Wasn't someone doing a split of Onda, Vero Profumo? I just tried it today. OMG! Must. Have. It.

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    Darn. I think Palm Beach was doing it, and I was too late and missed the...
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    Re: Warming Scents for a Chilly Day

    Today, Tauer's Incense Rose. Now for a cup of tea.
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Vintage Christian Dior Diorling. Omg
  24. Re: Vtg Mitsouko extrait: is older always better?

    But no matter what vintage, it's brilliant.
  25. Re: Vtg Mitsouko extrait: is older always better?

    I am curious also. I don't have the extrait, but an older EDT certainly smells more lush and rich than the current formula. I have a 90 ' s bottle that was well preserved. And while I don't know...
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    Re: Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    This sounds wonderful. Is there text also, or just photos? I would love to hear what you think after you have spent some time with it....
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    Re: Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    Wow! You must have been very good this year!
    My family doesn't "get" my obsession. So aside from my split, I won a vintage bottle of Chanel No. 19.
  28. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    "Dated" is a great term to use. Thanks, SS. I find the use of "old lady" and "old man" extremely offensive.
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    Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    Did anyone have a lovely scent waiting for them under the tree? I think that Santa doesn't know that I have a fragrance obsession, so I got a lovely split of Serge Luten's Chene for myself. It is...
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    I have never tried Cormandel. Orientals are not my favorite. But I love Sycomore. It's a great, complex vetiver. But Cuir de Russie and 31 Rue Cambon are rapidly becoming winter favorites. I don't...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    B is for Balance by Lancome.
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    Re: Big Scent, Big Statement?

    I lived those big shouldered 80's in New York City. What a great time. Norma Kamali! Donna Karan! Wearing them with sneakers on the way home from work, not so great. Poison, Opium and the like always...
  33. Re: What would you recommend?! New to the world of fragrance!

    Hi, and welcome ! I would recommend L'Artisan Timbuktu for it's incense and vetiver, and the incomparable Guerlain Derby for it's combination of citrus and smoky wood. In fact, I am going to go put...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    Y is for Yvresse, YSL
  35. Re: Tom Ford Jasmin Rouge or Serge Lutens A La Nuit

    PalmBeach is offering splits of Lutens Sarrasins on his Splits thread.
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    Re: Niche Brands to Bring into our Perfume Store

    ps. Also, what about Bogue Profumo? Seems to be super niche. It would be great to find a young, up and coming house, also....
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    Re: Niche Brands to Bring into our Perfume Store

    I would love to see a store carry Frederick Malle, Parfum di Nicolai and Miller Harris. And a "frequent flyer" program is always a winner for me. It works to establish loyalty to a store.
    Good...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    No is for Nuit de Noel by Caron
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    I wear it every day. It makes me feel complete as I go out to face the day. When I get home, I usually try a sample or a scent that isn't office friendly.
  40. Thread: Best Chypre

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    Re: Best Chypre

    My absolute favorite is now Azuree. I love Cabochard also. Just tried Amouage Gold Woman and was terribly disappointed. Wimpy.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    M is for Mr. Hunt ' s Holiday, CD I Hate Perfume.
  42. Re: What was your first VINTAGE fragrance and where bought you it?

    My first was a can of YSL, Rive Gauche on ebay. I bought it as a nostalgia piece, as it was the first frag that I loved. It led me to back to being obsessed with scent again.
  43. Re: Patch-Musk-Citrus-White Florals around $100/bottle?

    + Narcisco Rodriquez for her!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    K is for Kobe, Xerjoff
  45. Thread: No!-vember

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    Re: No!-vember

    I have not been good. A split came through and I bought a fragrance that I could not say no to. I am not going to count the gift cologne I purchased for my brother in law.
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    Re: Seasonal Fragrances

    I also believe that one should wear whatever one likes. That being said, I find myself leaning toward more opulent fragrance now that it's freezing out. A warm leather feels very cozy these days. ...
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    Re: L'air de Panache by Mark Buxton

    That sounds incredible. Do you think that they will ever release it to the public?
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    Re: L'Artisan - Bertrand Duchaufour

    Timbuktu is one of my all time favorites, personally. But tell us how you really feel, lol.
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    Re: Perfume induced headaches ( Possibly)

    Chanel no. 5 also gives me a headache, as does Poison and Shalimar. I really avoid them all.
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    Re: S02E06 by Chandler Burr: The Untitled Series

    This one sounds very intriguing.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chene

    Palm Beach, you are a prince. Thank you so much!
  52. Re: If you could choose (nearly) anything from Dior...

    Eau Savage, at least the vintage mini that I have, is incredible. I love it.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Chene

    Thanks. Now I REALLY want them. I can see an obsession forming. I did find ISSM in the bell jar at Barneys. No way I can drop that much. If I can convince someone to do a split, that would be good.
    ...
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    Serge Lutens Chene

    So, I've been intrigued by Serge Lutens lately and want to try some of his scents. But I don't like sweet fragrance at all. I have decided on Chene or Silver Iris Mist. But I can't find them anywhere...
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    Re: Starting to dive into Niche

    You can get quite a few wears from a sample while you are deciding whether it is bottle worthy.
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    I am always surprised by this, as I like "men's" as well as "women's" fragrance. Although, I still won't wear Aventus in public:undecided:.
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    I agree. I really appreciate that they are willing to do this. I would never be able to purchase many of these fragrances by the bottle. Thank you Remik and PalmBeach. et al.
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    Re: The Philosophy Behind SPLITS Re: The Host

    PLEASE do run some splits for female fragrances. I like some unisex and male frags- Remik is a prince- but I would love some feminine splits too.
    I was considering it but I haven't had 500 posts...
  59. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    Anyone for Lutens Iris Silver Mist?
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    Re: Any advice would be appreciated.

    And whenever you can, list or photograph the batch code. I am always leary unless I can see it. I also look for things like a list of ingredients or the lack of one if it is vintage. And you would...
  61. Re: Scent choice when you can't smell while having a cold....

    Good one!
  62. Thread: No!-vember

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    Re: No!-vember

    What a great idea. I've signed up for one split, but other than that, I'm in.
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    Re: Fragrance related blogs?

    Thanks for posting these. I had never read them before. They are good. And I will continue to look at yours, fortheloveoffragrance!
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    Re: My meeting with Francis Kurkdjian

    What a treat! He sounds lovely.
  65. Re: Scent choice when you can't smell while having a cold....

    Vicks Vapo Rub.
  66. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    31 Rue Cambon would be awesome.
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    Re: Chanel No.19:Vintage vs New Reformulation?

    Kumquat, do you know when they stopped making these? I have one and am looking for a refill. I would prefer vintage, so if they stopped making it in the 90's, I will look for the refill on ebay and...
  68. Re: Latest (as in 3 November 2014) Luca Turin reviews

    Thanks for the link. Can't wait for Maai.
  69. Re: Recommendations for 50-year whose husband doesn't like florals

    +1 Chanel No. 19! And what about Parfum de Nicolai Le Temp un Fete?
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I agree that the hunt for one's Holy Grail scent is the fun of it.
    I think that I have found my Leather Holy Grail. Sampled Azuree yesterday. It's just right for me. Not that that will stop me...
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    Re: Please help me I'm so lost!!!

    Arabie by Serge Lutens sounds like something that you may like. The only question is whether it may be too much in the heat.
  72. Re: Helmut Lang/Zegna/Heeley/Mancera/Kilian/Nicholai/Dior Privee Vetiver/Phaedon/Aedes Copal Azur

    Pm'd you for a share of Mito, pls.
  73. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    Sent PM to PB. Thanks for the heads up.
  74. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    Diana Vreeland, Absolutely Vital
    Dear Rose, Sympathy for the Sun
    Vero Profumo, Mito
    any would be fun.....
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    Re: Perfume on watch straps

    I work in a jewelry store and this is a common problem for customers. I have to work on watches that are impregnated with fragrances that I hate. We have a customer that reeks of White Diamonds....
  76. Re: Can one add aroma chemicals to a shea butter/argan oil mixture to scent it?

    Thanks very much. I'm going to try it this weekend.
  77. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    I know. It wasn't in the budget for me at that time. When I finally went to pull the trigger, poof, gone. But I will keep my eyes open for the next one! Thanks, Remik.
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    Re: How do you select your SOTD?

    That's basically my method. ..
  79. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur scents at TKMaxx. Just a heads up.

    Why would they dump these at TJ Maxx? Does this mean reformulation ahead? And I am going to run over to TJ Maxx tomorrow. Just in case....
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    As offensive as I found the thread, I do think that he was very young, and perhaps that English was not his first language. I wonder if he thought "panty dropper" was an accepted colloquialism. In...
  81. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October / November 2014

    Another Chanel Cuir de Russie would be great. Wasn't in the budget for the last one....:cry:
  82. Re: Tell me the notes that just don't work for you

    I have never found an amber that doesn't give me a headache.
  83. Can one add aroma chemicals to a shea butter/argan oil mixture to scent it?

    Hi, I am a total newbie, so please excuse me if this has been discussed before. I could not find anything pertinent. I like to make my own body butters from shea, argan oil and olive oils. I have...
  84. Re: Agalinis Acuta, Phantom Flower - another interesting read courtesy of The New Yorker

    Fascinating! And what an interesting way to experience scent! Thank you for the link.
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    How do you select your SOTD?

    Do you choose based on your mood? The weather? What you are doing that day? Or do you have a rotation? It was so easy when I just had one signature scent. Now, it takes me a long time to choose....
  86. Re: What's your least favorite category for colognes/frags? What's your favorite?

    Least: sweet or gourmand
    Most: mossy chypre or woods
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    Re: NICOLAI Cuir Cuba Intense.

    I'm in.
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    Re: Any advice would be appreciated.

    I personally like the thrill of the auction but some probably find 'buy it now' easier.
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    Re: Any advice would be appreciated.

    Darn. If you relist, let us know.
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    Re: Any advice would be appreciated.

    I'm curious, as I frequently buy on ebay. Why were they flagged as counterfeit?
  91. Re: LADIES TOP LIST - Whch perfume for men you like the most?

    "A prefer answer form ladies up to 35 or so (no offense)" Offense taken
    "panties dropper" sorry, anonymous. No help for you.
  92. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes...Without The Sweet

    I was so intrigued by the Meerschaum description and a blog article about her that I immediately ordered a sample of Meerschaum as well as a sample of Green Oakmoss!
  93. Re: What Are The Best Tobacco Colognes...Without The Sweet

    Meerschaum sounds fantastic! I put it on my to test list. Thanks.
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    Re: Which scent will you own forever

    In a perfect world, I would always have a bottle of original reformulation Rive Gauche. It was the first fragrance I ever bought, with my JC Penney employee discount! I am hording one precious can of...
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    Re: Affordable Leather Fragrance UK

    You could also try to find a split on the Splits Board. That was the only way I could get my hands on Guerlain Derby.
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    Re: Favorite scents around $30?

    -Halston for women (a mere shadow of its former self but still good)
    - Yardley Citrus and Wood- short lived but fantastic
    - Balmain Monsieur Balmain
  97. Re: Thoughts on my latest sampling run(Frapin, Aventus, Opus VI, SDV, XXV)

    Ah, thank you. I have heard that it's lovely.
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    Re: October Purchases 2014

    Zilpha, this is an excellent idea for introducing a loved one to scent. And what a lovely person you are!
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    Re: October Purchases 2014

    Score! Found a partial bee bottle of Guerlain Vetiver Pour Elle on ebay.
    Also ordered a sample of the new Nars by Narsciso Rodriguez and a split of Guerlain Derby, that is mindblowing.
    No more for...
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    Re: Favourite or Cult Status Discontinued Scents.

    My favorite cult/discontinued:

    -Rive Gauche (r)
    -Gucci 3
    -Rochas Mystere (r)
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