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  1. Re: 9 Hermessences Sampling Groups Sign-up Thread, USA only

    I loved trying Rose Ikebana that catnip sent with the roses. If it isn't too late include me too!
  2. Thread: Djer-Kiss

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    Re: Djer-Kiss

    I looked at cleopatrasboudoir.com and she said the scent was more vanilla/amber. I couldn't necessarily smell that from the antique bottle that I opened.

    I can believe that it was originally...
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    Re: Poison is still the real thing, isn't it?

    I have EDT. I can only imagine how strong it would be if I had EDP!

    BTW, I applied my Poison at my friend's 80's Bday party, in mixed company no less, and now 2 of them have bought bottles of it....
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    Re: Poison is still the real thing, isn't it?

    My vintage bottle (bought in 1986 or 1987) is a spray. It does spray a lot and was very strong in its day. Last time I wore it, it didn't seem as strong as I remember.

    The new ones smell about...
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    Re: Dita Von Teese

    Dita is now dating Count Louis Marie de Castelbajac; so perhaps her boyfriend's father (who has his own perfume) will have something to do with the new scent?

    One of my close friends dated Dita...
  6. Re: Boxes Mailed!-- 30 Roses to sample from 30 Roses & co.

    I got the package yesterday. Wore Praline Rose today; why isn't it in the directory? Anyway, my boyfriend likes that one, but he usually likes white flowers.

    *The real Tourbillion (cat) is also...
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    Re: Bookwyrmsmith's Chanel sample pass

    I wouldn't mind sniffing these myself, I am so enjoying the 30roses stuff, that was on my porch when I got home yesterday.

    :)
  8. Thread: Djer-Kiss

    by Tourbillion
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    Re: Djer-Kiss

    I have an empty Djer-Kiss compact, it is lovely with fairies on it. I saw the perfume at an antique mall once, I opened it and sniffed, but it smelled really off. It may well have once been...
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    Re: Mistral Eau de Parfum - 7 fragrances

    They have an "Atelier Perfume" collection too:

    Belle Fleur
    Clementine
    Nirvana
    Nymphea
    Reve D'Or

    I tried Rêve D'or tonight and really liked it.
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    Voluspa - New Fragrances Missing

    I tried on a few Voluspa fragrances tonight, and noticed that they aren't in the directory.

    They are:

    Crisp Champagne

    Elysian Garden

    Ambre Lumiere
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    Re: Favorite Vintage Frags

    My list of favorite vintage perfumes is pretty long, and I wear them frequently.

    However, my current favorite is N'aimez Que Moi which I bought at Caron on an absolutely magical visit to Paris. ...
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    Re: Today I Bought.... JANUARY 2011 !!!

    I did a blind buy, I bought Cuir de Lancome from Amazon. Since I had three gift certificate codes my cost was only $5!

    I hope that I love it.
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    Re: My interesting DNA results

    I have CT at rs1953558. It seems like I have a sensitive sense of smell and taste though.

    Genetics does to a large extent explain why some people love some perfumes and hate others.
  14. Re: 16 Roses to sample from 30 Roses! USA please

    This sounds delightful. I hope I am not too late. Maybe I could be in package #2?
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    Re: Why Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    I am not sure that I want to drink my Shalimar, even though it is my favorite perfume at the moment. However, I do keep the rosewater in the kitchen, and put it in all sorts of things, like dessert....
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    Re: Snooping Help: Others' Wardrobes????

    Wardrobe settings seem to be missing in my wardrobe. I think it is set to private at the moment, but I can't change it back to public. I hope this isn't permanent.
  17. Re: What favorite scents do you have stashed about the house/carry with you?

    I decanted some vintage Fleurs de Rocaille and keep that in my purse. I used to keep a roll on decant of Angelique Encens in my purse, but I haven't replaced that yet. I used to have an original...
  18. Re: What are the most popular female fragrances?

    ^Best perfume and most popular perfume are unfortunately not the same thing.

    The French list of perfumes doesn't seem to have many American perfumes, and I think that although many of them on...
  19. Re: Marie Antoinette associated scents? (Im new, hello everyone! :))

    Most royal women wore soliflore perfumes around this period, or floral fragrances with animal ingredients that were made especially for them. I found however, an article about her fragrances online....
  20. Re: What would be the perfume that Hermione was wearing in that scene on Harry Potter 7?

    Or maybe, Cast a Spell?
  21. Re: Indian Earth & Rubiglo - does anyone use it?

    You can also get Indian Earth at Vermont Country Store (vermontcountrystore.com they have hard to find perfumes too). I used to use it in the 80's, but since I wear sunscreen all the time I am too...
  22. Re: Does anyone know where I might purchase Sillage de La Reine?

    It used to be available at the Palace of Legion of Honor in San Francisco, but no longer. I guess I should have bought a bottle, but the price scared me.

    Did they stop selling it at Versailles?...
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    I also wear mostly vintage scents, and sometimes...

    I also wear mostly vintage scents, and sometimes even men's scents and really don't like the sugary stuff that is being sold today.

    However, there is a reason that it is so popular. Supposedly...
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    Re: What is the perfume of your parents?

    My dad wore Mennon Skin Bracer, except for a while someone gave him Old Spice. It didn't seem right to me.

    My mom had a lot of scents but she almost always wore Joy, my dad used to give her a...
  25. Re: Anyone have a signature fragrance? If so, what?

    I used to buy a bottle and wear it until it was gone, then buy something else. Now it is a different scent all the time.

    However, the one scent that I have bought the most bottles of over my...
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    Re: Perfumes without sweetness

    I find Tabac Blond to be sweet. Actually I find tobacco, leather and musk scents to be fairly sweet most of the time.

    However, I don't think anyone has mentioned Habanita, based on your...
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    Re: What fragrance would Vampire girl wear?

    My experience shows that vampires of both sexes wear imps from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab.

    I tried about 50 of them in one day, so I can't actually tell you exactly which one at this point, but...
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    Re: They just don't understand meeeee!

    Since you are new to perfume and want more easy to obtain scents, here are a few:

    Angel by Mugler- a gourmand classic, don't know if you have tried this one
    Donna Karan - the original scent, her...
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    Re: Is this genuine or fake Chanel no 5?

    The fake Chanel bottles that you have to look out for are mostly the 3.4 oz/100 ml size with a spray. These are all over Ebay, usually for a very low starting price. I've seen No. 5 and Coco...
  30. There is no reason why natural perfumes shouldn't...

    There is no reason why natural perfumes shouldn't be just as good or better than synthetic ones. If you get someone who is a good enough nose the scents could be masterpieces.

    I have dabbled in...
  31. Re: Evening in Paris and Other Blasts from the Past.

    ^Wow, I would definitely be a frog! I have a purse vial of Evening in Paris with a tassel on it. The juice in it is okay, rather amber-powdery with notes of rose and something like violet. I think...
  32. Re: Chanel No. 5 edt current version. Have you tried it?

    It definitely smells different to me. I have some EDT that is about 10-15 years old and it doesn't smell like the stuff in the tester bottles in the department store, and I don't think it has...
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    Re: Caron Nuit de Noël

    I bought an oldish bottle of Nuit de Noel at a antique store last year (the label is colored, so I am not sure of the year, but earlier than the current edition of the EDT with the plain labels). It...
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    Re: No access to My Wardrobe??

    I got into mine briefly about a half an hour ago, but now I can't get into the wardrobe, directory, reviews, help, etc.

    There is defintely something rotten going on.
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    Hm, I bought a decant of this after reading this thread.

    I thought, I can wear all the bad girl perfumes, they are some of my favorites, Bandit, Habanita, Femme de Rochas etc., Messe de Minuit...
  36. Re: The most obscure fragrance in your collection?

    I have an old bottle of Attar by Robert Isabell, none of his perfumes are in the Basenotes directory, so I guess I am the only one who remembers them.

    I wish I still had some of his Calla, but I...
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    Re: Sillage Monsters!

    Habanita de Molinard

    I saw somewhere that it used to be marketed as the "strongest perfume made." I wondered why they would market it as that, it doesn't sound like something positive at all.
    ...
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    Re: Leather for women?

    I am a leather fan and I love many of the scents mentioned, especially the Montale leathers, Serge Lutens, Bandit, Habanita etc.

    As for Caron, I love Tabac Blond, but I find that there is much...
  39. Re: Which Scent Do U Recognize Right Away On Just About Everyone... And *

    Well I can always tell Coco Mademoiselle, Gucci Rush, Pink Sugar, Champagne (a coworker is obsessed w/it), Poison (and it's children), DK Cashmere Mist for starters.

    The one that I can sometimes...
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    Re: What to add to a liquid soap to thicken it?

    My understanding is that although you could add bar soap to liquid soap to thicken it, that you'd have to heat both mixes. Usually a gum like guar gum is used and you would probably not have to heat...
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    Re: Pets and Fragrance?

    I have two cats, they have different tastes and personalities.

    One likes classical music and animalic scents, also likes my dirty socks. Dislikes florals.

    The other likes rock and will...
  42. Re: If You Could Fly to Paris... or New York

    I went to Paris last Spring, and Caron and Guerlain were on the top of my list.

    I also went to L'artisan, and bought a bottle of L at Sephora. I would have bought a lot more, but unfortunately I...
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    Re: New: Benhgal by Lancôme.

    Let's hope it is rich, dark and sexy. However, Lancome doesn't usually do that do they?

    I am expecting something along the lines of Miracle, but with Indian flowers.
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    Re: SotD Friday 20 October

    I am sampling Donna Karan Gold today.

    Maybe at 78F it is still too warm for this scent or something, but it started out beautiful and faded to blah in an hour.
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    Re: Donna Karan Gold

    I am wearing a sample today too. I think it is okay, but not great. I tried the EDP and the EDT in the store.

    I preferred the EDP, because it has a richer scent. They both start out pretty...
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    Re: If you could only use one design house...

    Well everyone here has pretty good taste it seems, but based on what I wear the most now, Caron, forever is a long time without Tabac Blond and N'aimez que Moi.
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    Re: Notes that Turned Stinky

    I don't know what the note is, but Angel smells like BO on me.

    It is gross, after about 15 minutes I smell like I haven't bathed in days. The Garden of Stars versions don't do this, but I don't...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 16 May

    Today Iris Nobile, tomorrow???
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    Re: SotD Thursday 4 May

    L the new Lolita Lempicka...
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    Re: Your mother's fragrance?

    My mother usually wore Joy, which I love. My dad used to give it to her as a gift.

    Lately she has been wearing Obsession, which I have been trying to wean her of. I can't stand it. I took her into...
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    Re: Caron scented body products?

    I was in the Caron boutique on Rue Montaigne about 2 weeks ago. I don't remember seeing any scented products.

    I have seen them for sale on Ebay however, but they are always vintage. It may be that...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 8 April

    Bois de violette today.
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    Re: Has anyone tried The Rose Angel?

    I tried the Rose Angel today.

    My reaction is totally different than everyone else's here. Go figure. :-?

    I got lots of rose initally, then the drydown is of unwashed hippy (the patchouli I...
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    Re: L de Lolita Lempicka

    I bought a bottle. It is nice, but definitely not marine notes. However, the bottle seems to allude to ambergris, but my nose couldn't tell if any was in there.

    It is an oriental-amber scent, very...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th Feb

    Caron's French Cancan today. I like this leathery-rose scent more than Chanel's Cuir de Russie, and it's much softer than Bandit.

    Yummy
  56. Re: Any1 know what Gurgum & Bois de Kayak are?

    Well gurgum is definitely a herb:

    "Carthamus tinctorius flowers (gurgum in Bhutanese; it is the common safflower)"

    It is used in incenses from Bhutan and Nepal.

    Bois de kayak definitely is...
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    Re: Idole de Lubin

    I sampled this one in West Hollyweird yesterday (Luckyscent's scent bar). Pretty good, definitely masculine enough for the guys.

    I would wear it, but I didn't get it because I blew my fragrance...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 14 January

    Today, Jayne Ormonde Woman, very strange (for me) and poisionous!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 10 January

    Guerlain's re-release of Vega. :)
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    Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Well, there is always www.chanel.com which sells .5 oz parfum for $160, they have the edt 3.4 oz for $82. I realize this is full price retail, but there are sometimes folks on ebay trying to charge...
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    Re: Favorite leather scent?

    Aside from the one's already mentioned, I like the original Prada, Montale's Oud Cuir d'Arabie (both rather manly though), Parfum de Therese, and Cuir Beluga (which is more amber than leather, but oh...
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    Re: How many scents have you sniffed?

    I have about 200 scents in my ever growing collection. But, with many I only own decants.

    I don't think that is very many though, there are probably at least 300-400 more that I have spritzed and...
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    Re: Must de Cartier EDP/Parfum

    Well, I usually wear the perfume, but have worn the EDT, I kinda feel that the drydown me for both is similar, but it is just that the perfume is a lot stronger.

    The drydown is vanilla/musk with a...
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 27 November

    Started out with Aimez Moi by Caron. My friend didn't believe me when I said that Caron put a stinky "off" note in all their perfumes. Then he smelled the perfume on me, kept smelling me and trying...
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    Re: Cast A Spell--tell us if you sample

    White patchouli: They are probably referring to a light patchouli. There are basically 2 versions of patchouli that perfumers use.

    Light: this is a clear (amber-colored) easy to pour essential...
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    Re: More Long Lost Guerlains

    Yes, I agree, everything does sound better in French, except mistletoe (Gui). And everything sounds much worse in Dutch (unless you happen to be Dutch, then I guess it sounds beautiful).

    But...
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    Re: More Long Lost Guerlains

    Oh, I don't know about flying umbrellas, but in Spanish girasol is a sunflower. My French dictionary doesn't list it, but I think gyrasol may be sunflower in French.

    Or they just spelled the...
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    More Long Lost Guerlains

    I was poking around on Ebay, and I found some listings for some Guerlains that I'd never heard of.

    Well, that is not that unusual, but I looked them up to see when they were made, and nothing! Not...
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    Re: Miss Dior Cherie - reviews?

    I have a sample of this. It is very sweet at first on me, lots of sugar-caramel and strawberry. I didn't get the stale beer thing. It seems pretty nice at first although my cat turned her nose away,...
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    Re: Perfumed decorative cosmetics?

    Also, I believe the Coty Airspun powder that Timberwolf doesn't like the scent of is Cyphre by Coty. The box with the yellow and gold fans was designed by Lalique.

    I have an old box of it around...
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    Re: Perfumed decorative cosmetics?

    Hm, in reply to moonfish's last post, I believe Caron scents it's powders with Bulgarian rose and some Chanel lipsticks smell like roses.

    However, I don't know if any of Caron's violet fragrances...
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    Re: coco mademoiselle

    Beware of buying Coco Mademoiselle on Ebay. *The same fakers that smitsky warned about in NY also abound there. *I bought a 3.4 oz fake on there for $45. *Luckily the seller refunded me when I...
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    Re: Ambergris sources/legality?

    First I would like to point out that I am against the killing of whales for perfume...

    but

    I read the whaling convention, here:...
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    Re: Ambergris sources/legality?

    The number is the harmonized tariff schedule number ( aka HTS number). This is US custom's master list of everything that can be imported, it lists duties for items that are taxable. It is used by...
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    Re: Ambergris sources/legality?

    I have only seen ambergris available through profumo.it as well, although I saw a huge chunk once on ebay.

    I checked the FDA web site, and Ambergris tincture seems to be approved as a food...
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    Re: Newbie Question about Vetiver

    I have some vetiver essential oil which is very smoky, also earthy and woody, it is slightly dry. It is not too sweet, maybe only slightly. I have also smelled some which is very dry, almost like...
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    Re: What's your least favorite note?

    I with you guys on aldehydes (at least they wear off quickly!) and tuberose (which is long lasting), but the one that I can't get into at all is...

    CUMIN

    Why, for the love of God would you want...
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    Re: Guerlain's lovers: a question for you

    Hm, if anyone has $400, you can try out some vintage Candide Effluve on Ebay. I have never seen this one on there before.
    ...
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    Re: SotD(D #5) Sunday 16 October

    Bois des Iles, yummy!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 15 October

    Royal Bain de Caron today.

    That was easy, tomorrow, is a problem, so many choices!
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    Re: Hiding Under a Layer of Bug Juice

    I have an Avon bug repellant/sunscreen. It doesn't even smell that bad!

    Although if you like men's scents, try Deep Woods Off! (only slight snicker here)
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    Re: The absolute worst names in fragrance

    Let us not forget:

    Purple Fantasy
    Rockin' Rio
    Vent Vert (especially since this translates "Green Wind," I think of farts or something)

    I don't want to run out and buy "Halloween"...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 5 October

    Sl Cedre, even if it is 90F today.
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    Montale Paris Line?

    There seems to be a whole line of perfumes missing, Montale. I heard a rumor that he designed the CSP early line.

    Anyway here is their website: http://www.parfums-montale.com/catalogue/

    Aoud...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 2 September

    Shalimar, since I went to the Art Deco Society Cocktail party...
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