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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    Very clever. He both fulfilled and refuted that request, all in a single line.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    That pretty much defines my own criteria too, but it's getting tougher and tougher to hold the line on that price cutoff.
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Maybe after the summer heat dissipates. I just can't do Mitsouko in the heat.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Which doesn't apply to the parfums, does it? Every one of every age I've seen seems to be the same golden color.
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    Re: Help Me Choose a Perfume for My Wedding!

    If Iris Apfel does it, that's all the stamp of approval I need. She's definitely one of the coolest people on the planet.
  6. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Haha!

    Actually, JTD did dig down into the manure pile a bit when he wrote about Arabian Horse 3.1, which he compared to Patou 1000 (!).
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    Re: Help Me Choose a Perfume for My Wedding!

    Is your betrothed also a person who appreciates and wears fragrance?

    The reason I ask is because every time somebody poses this question about a wedding fragrance, I always think how nice it would...
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    Re: Your Top Ten 'Greatest of All Time' rated.

    "Of all time" means to me I have to include some I don't actually wear, but whose status as a giant is undeniable.

    1. Sycomore
    2. Eau d'Hermes
    3. Chanel No. 19
    4. Mitsouko
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st July, 2019

    99F/37C again on Sunday. No point in wasting perfume that will be sweated off in 20 minutes.

    Just how hot is it, Ann Miller?


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS_YAKZH3lw
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Awfully hard to tell much without the box. But in the photo it looks like there's a batch code on the bottom of the bottle? Unless that's just the shadow of the "Chanel" embossing.

    I have a...
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    Re: Vintage Coty Perfumes, Reconsidered

    The face powder boxes on the L'Origan shelf seem to be identical to the Coty Airspun powder boxes still sold today. I can't think of any other packaging that's remained consistent over a span of 80...
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    So do I. I just think it's amusing that the very first comparison that gets made in a Gengis Khan pass is to Aramis. Hopefully Hednic will find it amusing too.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    Uh-oh. That gulping sound you hear is Hednic swallowing his gum.

    Were you aware that Aramis is Hednic's only perfume nemesis?
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    Re: Death

    Ha! :) And a whole bunch of new piercings.
  15. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    I know just the fellow who could clear that up for you. :) Do post photos in the "vintage bought today" thread after you receive it.
  16. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Yes. I think it's gold hockey puck for cologne, black hockey puck for EDT. Don't quote me on that, though.



    Me too. It's kind of Art Deco meets Art Moderne. Love the vintage adverts, too,...
  17. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    It sure is, but I never wear it because it just seems too manly to me. I only have a one-ounce bottle of the hockey puck cap, and should get a bigger one since, as ZC says, it hasn't gone unicorn...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    What's the note in that one that you usually dislike, N.Cal?
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    Wow. Well, I guess I asked for that TMI, didn't I?

    But I do know what you mean about differences in manure smells. Horse manure has always had a weirdly almost-pleasant scent to me, probably...
  20. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    What the what?!?

    How in the world has anyone ever even had access to dried pig's excrement, let alone mixed with cornstach??
  21. Re: Oakmoss in vintage perfume including deep vintage

    That article was hilarious. I would love to have known those wacky guys. Can you imagine the kind of uproar that would ensue today if someone tried to perfume-bomb an entire city? Or employ a...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Oooo, that's such a good one! And I need another, mine is almost empty.
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    Re: Testing Methods

    Clever idea, OP. Since I live alone, I'm never sure about how much projection and sillage my scents have. I'm going to try your method.

    Oh, and welcome to Basenotes!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Maybe a rummage through the sample stash will turn up something with oud or tuberose in it that I like... or can at least tolerate. But I doubt it.

    Papsi, I want to hear that you're syncing in...
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Still no rumblings from Guerlain about any celebrations for Mitsy's 100th?
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    What ever happened with this? Did Starblind test it?
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    Re: BASENOTES.NET -- The Fragrance

    Crickets?
  28. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Chanel No. 19 in EDT formulation (pre-1990)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Ivoire de Balmain (1980)

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/members/xl/14256588786802.jpg
    (photo by furrypine)
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    I see. So when someone approaches the two of you, you will present one united front of scent allure. Interesting concept.
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    May I ask what inspired you to try pairing these different scents? I mean, wearing two fragrances at once isn't something I've ever heard anybody talk about doing -- apart from layering, of course.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Maybe because it is deodorant?
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    Re: House of Patou

    After 7+ years on Basenotes, Patou 1000 is still the only kaleidoscopic floral that I truly enjoy. I think it's because it's osmanthus-dominant, rather than the usual jasmine/tuberose/rose accords. ...
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    Re: Death

    That, and that.

    Doesn't Black Phoenix have entire lines of stuff devoted to this theme? You should probably just go sample almost everything from that house.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

    Let's see how long Tea Tonique by Miller Harris can survive in the 100-degree heat today.

    I just realized this stuff is in the Declaration ballpark but much, much lighter on its feet. I might...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Miss Dior Eau de Cologne

    New acquisition for me, sealed in box. Carbon dated to ~1980 by Chief Inspector RoRo. Considerably lighter than the EDT, with noticeably less costus.

    105767

    105768...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Ouch. Heartbreak.



    Yes it had, but less than the photo represents. I pulled out about 4mls to put in a sprayer.

    There was also no constrictor in the neck like most of my Dior splashes...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Grayspoole's love of Miss Dior continues to make me feel guilty about my neglect of it in favor of the Roudnitska Diors, so after wearing it happily last month I wondered whether the cologne version...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    What a trophy! Can't wait to hear all about La Rumeur when you open it.

    ++++++++++++++++++++

    I don't think I should subject any of my perfumes to this misery. It's bad enough that I have to...
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    Re: What's worth noting at the moment?

    At 33:00, for those interested. Amusing. "There's whole loads of musks that would make most fabric conditioners run away in fear."
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2019

    ::::
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    Re: Coriolan - Guerlain biggest bargain

    Paging Oviatt......
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    Re: Why is your favorite genre your favorite?

    Me too. Even in perfumes.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Do you mean you wonder who the bottle designer was, and the origin of the design?



    It's a constant amazement to me that I could have spent the '70s running around in my Calandre and Lauren and...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    Interesting. Now that you mention it, there was something about it that made me think "Hmmm, I wonder if I have time today to wander on over and kick HouseOfPhlegethon's ass?"

    Must be some sort...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Wow! Lucky you!

    I haven't seen that particular bottle before, and it sure looks pristine.
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    Re: IFF Speed Smelling 2019...yet once more

    I've often wondered how they achieve that "plastic doll head" smell that you enounter in modern perfumes (too frequently). I like to fantasize that they have a bottle on their perfumer's organ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Don't do that, you don't want to jinx him!

    Battling the heat today with some Eau de Patou. This isn't my photo, but check out the way they mashed up "atomiseur" and "vaporisateur" on the box. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    Now you're just trying to make us jealous. :)



    Very hard to believe! You should try it, it's pretty great stuff for a summer bath. Crispy. (But don't get the new stuff, blergh.)

    I don't...
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    Re: IFF Speed Smelling 2019...yet once more

    It was good fun reading all the comments in last year's Speed Smelling box pass, but not a single one of the described scents made me want to own a bottle.

    I'll bet it's fun for the perfumers,...
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    Re: Your favorite cinnamon fragrances?

    Contemporary (post-2000 or thereabouts) Halston Z-14.
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    Re: Oliver & Co. Niche Perfumery Thread

    Scrubbing wasn't good enough for Veil. I gave my sample several resounding slaps and then spat on it for good measure.

    But I'm an unremitting, rabid fan of Oliver's 'Vaninger'. Ginger-vanilla...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I hope Diddy's okay. That big flooding storm is bearing down today on his exact location in Louisiana.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    That is one gorgeous huge moth, Phleg. Almost the size of a hummingbird.

    I can't face any perfume in this heat and humidity punctuated by hot thunderstorms. I think I'll just take a vintage...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Well, I might never own a 1960s-era bottle of Chanel, but at least now I know the difference between a chamfer and a bevel.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    That is different, isn't it? Also, the spacing is wonky between the "i' and the "L" in "toilette" on the bottle label.



    Paging "CSI: Chanel Edition"!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Holy cow, that bottle is wack:

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26142330-7828.jpg
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Does second-hand count? When I visited the chiropractor yesterday, the person on the table before me had obviously been wearing Aramis. Even the little paper sanitary guards weren't enough to snuff...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

    It is purgatory. I can vouch. And we'll get no relief until October.

    Shycat can fight it with Love's Baby Soft. I'll put my fate in the hands of Ninfeo Mio.
    ...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Oh, I think there would be interest, alright. But you should probably brace yourself for a whole lot more controversy, "ad hominem" or not.
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    It's dismaying to hear all the disappointment with these, but many thanks to Palmolive and Nastka for going so deep into the weeds.

    They still haven't appeared in the States, and I'll still try...
  62. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    Loving the idea of hardcore Michael Buble.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Attachments not working! Must see pictures!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Does it smell like golf?
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Good point.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I know an awful lot of people of both genders who are driven deep into romantic reveries about their '90s boyfriends by just one sniff of that stuff.

    Somehow, I don't even recall it being part of...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I received my boxed sets of Rogue samples yesterday, and for anyone thinking that Manny isn't finding time to read this thread, think again.

    After bemoaning upthread that Le Canotier had...
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Wow, I must have re-calibrated my nose with all those rooty/smoky vetivers I've been loving, because Roja's seemed sweetish, grassy, and quite tame to me, albeit very complex. I was also impressed...
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    Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    I have to disagree. To me the left one looks grey, and the front ones look black.

    We need for Johnny_Ludlow to stumble in here and voice his opinion, since he owns pewter cap.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Do you really think two bananas can provide enough scent to get you through a whole day?

    :)
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    Re: Identify this please :)

    This might be my favorite thing I've read on Basenotes all year.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    I'm wearing Mousse Illuminee by Rogue Perfumery for the first time.

    I do believe it has rendered me speechless.
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    Re: Mystère de Rochas

    I don't think I've heard anyone say that before. I've certainly never thought about it.

    It would make a good topic for a thread in the vintage forum.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Ditto, and I didn't have a whole lot of options in that category to begin with.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Hoo boy, these geographical syncs have been tough ones this year:

    07-12-19 - City #7: Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic

    I thought 'caballeros' meant 'cowboys', but Google tells me...
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    Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    It's hard for me to tell black cap and pewter cap apart unless I'm seeing them next to each other. Here we see pewter cap on the far left and black cap on the two in the front.
    ...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Those prerequisites only applied to people who received the original sample sets sent out by N.Cal. You acquired yours in the wild, so those rules don't pertain.

    And I think I can safely speak...
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    Re: Grandma's Handbag Scents

    Ooo, good one. And that bag would have been made out of alligator.
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    Re: Eau d'Hermes - differences in versions.

    Eau d'Hermes in the coppertop version has been my #1 scent for a very long time. And then... And then...

    Johnny_Ludlow sent me a decant of his 1970s version, with dark grey (pewter) cap. Take...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Very cool! Some of those names strike very blurry chords in my memory -- of an aunt's house, maybe? 'Hana Gasa' doesn't sound at all like an Avon scent.



    A move you will not regret.
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    I had completely forgotten about that, and now you've made me want to go back and rewatch 'Sopranos'.

    Not fragrance-related, but one of my other favorite attempts they made to show off their...
  82. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Oud Ispahan by Dior.

    I didn't just dislike it -- I wanted to grab it by the throat and slap its fat litlte oudy face. Twice.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th July, 2019

    Yes, it's not very well known around Basenotes that I starred in Flashdance.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th July, 2019

    Sooo hot & humid here... I might just pour Florida Water directly onto my head.


    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51m0vAIycxL._SY355_.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th July, 2019

    Florida Water


    105374

    https://i.giphy.com/media/IrEM5nREa2H8k/giphy.webp
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    Re: Grandma's Handbag Scents

    Haha! Throw in a few hard candies and make a perfume out of THAT.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th July, 2019

    Phleg, I think you might be confusing Parfum d'Hermes with Eau d'Hermes -- two very different animals. The Parfum d'Hermes was renamed in 2000 and re-released as 'Rouge Hermes'.
    ...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Hey, I have that same Ma Griffe extrait! Mine was an estate sale find, so no idea how old it is (they kept the same design for decades), but I'm guessing 1940s since the store price sticker is...
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    Re: Grandma's Handbag Scents

    I can't recall ever once sticking my nose inside my grandmother's handbag. I guess I just wasn't a nickel-filching, candy-pillaging little rapscallion like the rest of you.

    :)
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th July, 2019

    I think you might be the first woman besides myself that I've ever seen post that on Basenotes.

    Bless your heart.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I forgot about that! Five minutes apart:

    from the USGS:


    Magnitude 7.1 earthquake
    11 miles from Ridgecrest, CA · Jul 5, 11:19 PM
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I was reluctant to even include a "hello" note when I placed my order. Can you imagine how crazy-busy he must be, trying to run this perfume business at the same time that he has a full-time chef...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Very ingenious solution, Earlyn!
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Wow, I hadn't thought of those root beer barrel candies in 20 or 30 years, but you just made me realize that's sort of what Vaninger by Oliver & Co. smells like too!

    I'll have to start checking...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Home alone today, so I'm breaking out the stinky stuff.

    Habanita de Molinard

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/8qoAAOSwaMhZwxx4/s-l300.jpg




    I gotta get some of that. Lemon and ginger,...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I forgot to mention that while I was checking out the sale, I noticed that Le Canotier is no longer among the available bottles, and is also not included in the boxed sample sets.

    I know I'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

    Both of you can sit next to me.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

    A day at home alone, recuperating from the holiday. A day to break out the good ol' stinky stuff.

    All the Lanvin love had me wanting to join in, but alas, I discovered that my bottle of Arpege...
  99. Re: New York Times: "Could this be the end of frankincense?"

    I love it!
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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

    Hermes Voyage has been my #1 cardamom for a long time, but I think it's going to be replaced by this little number, if I can ever find a full bottle to replace my decant:

    Castaña by Cloon Keen...
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