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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th January, 2017

    LOL Jon! Good one.

    Happy Friday to everyone, it's a great day to be Canadian. :-)

    Wearing Heeley Cardinal.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    And Bois des Iles has now been finished! 3 down, 3 more to go for 2017.
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    Poll: Re: Best francis kurkdjian fragrance

    Absolue Pour le Soir
  4. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    Traversée du Bosphore
    Dzongkha
    PHI Rose de Kandahar
    Bottega Veneta
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th January, 2017

    Tuning in late today after watching the thrilling finish of the Vendée Globe solitary around the world sailing race this morning. Breton Armel LeCleach narrowly beat out Welshman Alex Thomson after...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th January, 2017

    Happy birthday Whitefluffy! I am joining hitman in Bois des Îles today.

    So glad you received the package safely N.Cal, looking forward to hearing your impressions.
  7. Re: How to test in a fragrance shop - what do people do?

    If I go out for a serious testing session, I wear a sleeveless top so I can spray multiple scents on each arm. I have on occasion run out of room and washed the less promising ones off so I can reuse...
  8. Re: A True Lily Fragrance (not Lily-of-the-Valley/Muguet)

    I like SL Un Lys and FM Lys en Medteranee the best, with Le Labo Lys 41 a good third.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th January, 2017

    Birthday greetings to ineespenes! I am wearing La Fille de Berlin.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th January, 2017

    Bois d'Ombrie for me today. Happy Monday!
  11. Re: I am onboarding Baccarat Rouge Hype Train- Who else is ?

    I was completely anosmic to it.
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale - Coze

    Papillon Perfumery Anubis perhaps.
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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    FM Dans Tes Bras, Eau d'Italie Baume du Doge, Sienne l'Hiver and Bois d'Ombrie, not to mention Byredo M/MInk all strike me as geek.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th January, 2017

    Happy birthday to La Flâneuse and Badarun, and congrats to Teardrop on 12k posts! And welcome to Tennessee Dave!

    I wore Bottega Veneta Knot Eau Florale this morning and have now switched to Tauer...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th January, 2017

    Wearing Amouage Homage attar today. Trying to remind myself not to hoard the good stuff!
  16. Sticky: Re: Basenotes Meet-Up • April 8, 2017 • “SURRENDER TO DENVER”

    Quarry, for sure you should not get stuck for paying anything extra! We should not agree to anything that requires guaranteed payment for x amount of rooms. If they won't give us a discount unless we...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th January, 2017

    N.Cal: I bought Armani Rose d'Arabie from Notino (Beautyspin) for $200, same as european price, no sales tax or shipping to CA. If you want a sample of Une Rose Chypree and Une Rose Vermeille just...
  18. Sticky: Re: Basenotes Meet-Up • April 8, 2017 • “SURRENDER TO DENVER”

    Quarry, what group name did you give to the Marriott, or was the inquiry just under your name? If it is under your name, can you please PM me with it? In my email to Leorah I mentioned Basenotes but...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Ooh, that's very pretty! I had a Lancome lipstick years ago from their Wizard of Oz collection called Ruby Slippers that was similar to that. Nice!
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Urban Decay Venom - really like this new Vice collection from UD.
  21. Sticky: Re: Basenotes Meet-Up • April 8, 2017 • “SURRENDER TO DENVER”

    I just went out to the Marriott web site, the lowest room rate that did not require full non-refundable prepayment is $279 plus $41 in taxes, plus $30 pet fee. So I only booked for Saturday night as...
  22. Sticky: Re: Basenotes Meet-Up • April 8, 2017 • “SURRENDER TO DENVER”

    We are arriving by car on Friday evening and departing Sunday morning. I was planning to stay at the Marriott Residence Inn as it has a kitchenette and accepts pets, but if the regular Marriott takes...
  23. Re: Mathilde Bijaoul creates latest Cologne Intense, Myrrh & Tonka, for Jo Malone

    Nordstrom has it too. It's very nice!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th January, 2017

    More rain this morning, going to wear PoaL after my shower. Had black tea with rose petals for breakfast which put me in the mood.
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    Re: What's next to purchase on your wish list

    Au Coeur du Desert and JM Myrrh & Tonka. If the Iris Celadon is good maybe that too.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th January, 2017

    Big congrats to ExtremeK!! Not sure if it is raining in Sonoma, the bay area seems to be getting hit hard, but as the French say, mariage pluvieux, mariage heureux! Wishing you both a lifetime of...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th January, 2017

    Happy birthday to CapriDog! Rynegne, everyone I know who has been to Iceland has loved it, I say go for it! You do have to reserve in advance to visit the Blue Lagoon so don't wait til the last...
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    Re: NEW: Jo Malone Myrrh & Tonka

    This is really good stuff. Lasts all day. I am not getting any lavender, just tonka and myrrh. If you like Tonka Imperiale and Feve Delicieuse you may like this.
  29. Thread: Japon Noir...

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    Re: Japon Noir...

    I have Japon Noir, and it doesn't smell like the description you posted. To me it is a floral, sort of a sweet chypre smell.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th January, 2017

    The Tauer base seems to agree with me, most of his scents are good on me. I find LADDM sweeter than ACDD, which is more woody.
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    Re: Backup bottles - Do you really need that?

    In the past I bought several backups and found that I never used them, so I've stopped. Now I try to decide during sampling how much I love it and buy the biggest bottle available if I do decide it's...
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    Re: Fragrances transferring

    Since it is not practical or desirable to clean a cashmere sweater each time it's worn I have them designated by fragrance categories so the scent I'm wearing doesn't clash with the residual odours....
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    Re: In 2017, I expect to finish...

    Already finished Chanel Gardenia and Cuir de Russie, Bois des Iles has 1 or 2 wearings left, and Rose de Nuit, La Myrrhe and De Profundis are nearly gone, maybe 6-8 wearings each left. My goal is to...
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    Re: Most worn, not most loved

    Well, I don't wear anything a lot, most of my perfumes only get worn once or twice a year, but those that I wear multiple times are definitely loved a lot, so I guess the answer is no for me.
  35. Re: Perfumes that smell different to you than to anyone else, seemingly

    I can't smell Baccarat Rouge 540 at all... sprayed copiously to the point there was an oily sheen on my arm and it was still undetectable. So clearly I am anosmic to whatever is in there.

    Angel...
  36. Re: Jolie Madame - what to look for in a vintage?

    Yes, I figured the edp was a lot less "vintage". There are a couple of edt splashes out there, but none from a 100% seller. I may try a parfum from a 100% seller - have never smelled the parfum, but...
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    Re: Nirvana Black, good on a man?

    It seems very unisex to me, go for it.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th January, 2017

    Ooh, sounds terribly exciting and exotic Larimar, please share photos!

    Congratulations to Vernona on the upcoming career change!

    I wore Au Coeur du Désert last night and it was so good I am...
  39. Jolie Madame - what to look for in a vintage?

    I am perusing the ebay offerings, there is edt, edp and parfum, only the edp seems to be spray only and appears to be more recent vintage, there are splash bottles of parfum and edt. I think I want a...
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    Re: Your top 5 "non niche" perfumes

    Natori
    Bottega Veneta
    Hypnotic Poison
    Insolence
    Dune
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th January, 2017

    Sampling Désarmant and Contre-Bombarde today, both lovely in different ways. But recently it has gotten to the point where I have so much perfume covering every possible category it's hard to justify...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th January, 2017

    Matthew Williamson incense for a cool grey Saturday.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th January, 2017

    Checking in late - but not too late to wish Jon a very happy birthday!! Blenheim Palace and the cotswolds sounds fabulous, have a great time!

    N. Cal, Rose Vermeille and Rose Chyprée are exclusive...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th January, 2017

    NCal, I second the recommendations of PerfumedLady and ComDiva for samples!

    I am wearing SL Mandarine Mandarin.

    Edit: Mike and I were typing at the same time, just saw his news....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th January, 2017

    Good luck kewart! I restarted yoga 3 weeks ago and felt like I'd been beaten with a stick, but doing much better now. Go slow.

    PerfumedLady, I agree - my outfits may not be anything fancy but I...
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    Also, free samples are not really free - they are built into the cost of the product. If indie perfumers gave out free samples, they would have to increase the bottle price, and I for sure would...
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    I don't expect to get samples from small indie perfumers for free because I know they are labour-intensive to make and cost money, You can still get free samples with orders at the usual US...
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    Re: Today I Bought January 2017

    Hednic, I have read good things about the Guimauve de Noël from the Parle Moi de Parfum line, looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the line!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017

    Like you PerfumedLady, I have learned the hard way and now buy 2 of things I love. And I have given up closet space for shoes/clothes in favour of perfumes. :-) SOTE: Bois des Iles extrait. I am...
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    Andy is not claiming samples are bad, he is saying sample giveaways on blogs do not drive business. He sells samples on his own web site and I believe most of his distributors sell samples of his...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd January, 2017

    Congratulations to Whitefluffy on the house and Mike on the new living arrangements with BF - yay on both accounts!

    I am going to spray the other 4 Sylvaine Delacourte samples on various parts of...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2017

    Sylvaine Delacourte sampler set.
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    Re: Today I Bought January 2017

    Bought the Sylvaine Delacourte sampler set - it's a set of white musk scents.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd January, 2017

    I am trying out the samples from Sylvaine Delacourte's line. Florentina, which is her personal scent, will be first up to sample. Will come back to post impressions later today.

    Oh, and Vernona, I...
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    Re: A Conserve: Scents and the Silent Other

    Regarding this:

    "What we don't talk often about, is how often scent may have influenced our choice of a life partner, how emotional attachments form in daily life courtesy smell"

    Definitely...
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    Re: Which fragrance houses do you like the most?

    Based on a bottle count, Lutens, Guerlain and Tauer.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st January, 2017

    MonsieurChanel, my husband loves Escada Magnetism and mourns its discontinuation. There are even fakes of it because of its popularity, which is why I've been hesitant to try and buy him some vintage...
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    Re: Fragrances you got for the holidays

    Aedes Palissandre d'Or to celebrate the new year. Love this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st January, 2017

    Happy new year to all my basenotes friends, you make life more fun, thanks for being here! Sending upcoming job vibes to Mike and Vernona for the new year.

    I imagine that long list of birthdays is...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 31st December, 2016

    Wow, that is fantastic news Mike!! So happy for you. And congrats to thediamondsea on your first BN anniversary. :-) Love your posts.

    As my talisman for the new year, I am spritzing on Beloved.
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    Re: A Conserve: Scents and the Silent Other

    Iris is a contemplative and sometimes sad note for me. When I feel cut off from my dreams and detached from life, Iris Silver Mist is the one I reach for because of its unrelenting austerity. If I am...
  62. Re: I'm purchasing a full bottle of Frederic Malle. I've narrowed it down to FOUR, please help decid

    Dans Tes Bras, Noir Épices, Carnal Flower and Musc Ravageur are my favourites in that order, but my tastes are odd.
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    Re: Our best fragrance discoveries of 2016

    Guerlain pisses me off - they take a scent (Oriental Brûlant) that is already overpriced at $260 and then rebottles it and charges 650 euros for the same scent. Grrr.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 31st December, 2016

    Happy new year to everyone! Wishing us all health, prosperity and happiness!

    I am having a quiet evening at home with DH and the dogs sipping fine champagne. SOTD is Copal Azur.
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    Re: New Year Perfume Resolutions (2017.)

    This is exactly it, Vernona.
  66. Re: Whoever is a collector of Deep Vintages of perfume bottles may wish to see this display!

    Thanks, some incredible bottles there!
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    Re: time dor roses

    FMalle Une Rose, Tauer Une Rose Chyprée, Papillon Perfumery Tobacco Rose, SLutens Rose de Nuit are some favourites.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    No, the one I sold had the small round gold cap, this one is newer with the hexagonal gold cap. I hope it smells similar. :-)
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    Re: Shipping decants

    Hmm, I recall paying $2.45 for a small bubble pack envelope with a similar size decant inside. You can order bulk packages of bubble mailers cheap on Amazon, I scavenge bubble wrap from everything I...
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    Re: what's your favorite dark rose scent?

    It's a toss up between FM's Une Rose and SL Rose de Nuit.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    Since I stupidly sold my bottle of L'Artisan Parfumeur La Haie Fleurie several years ago, I have been on the hunt for another bottle. Finally snagged a 90% full one on ebay yesterday for a good price.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th December, 2016

    A dark and rainy day here, perfect for snuggling with the dogs and a good book. I am in SL La Myrrhe again, determined to finish it within a month! Only 8 mls left to go. Also in the firing line is...
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    Re: New Year Perfume Resolutions (2017.)

    My resolution for 2017 is to purchase 6 bottles and to empty 6 bottles, for a net increase of zero in the collection. I have already started the countdown of bottles emptied, 2 down and 4 more are...
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    Re: Paris Shopping Experience 2016

    I have had excellent service from Françoise at the Guérlain flagship store, I call ahead and find out when she will be there. Glad to hear you had a good trip, thanks for sharing with us!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th December, 2016

    Moon Dance is lovely! As for favourite Tauervilles, mine are Vanilla, Incense, Amber and Fruitchouli.

    I am going with PHI Rose de Kandahar today.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th December, 2016

    What a beautiful bird and frost pocture Jon! I have a hummingbird who comes by to say hello every morning when I am outside with the dogs.

    Today I'm feeling indecisive, so I decided to try a...
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    Re: Maison Francis Kurkdjian - wardrobe for her?

    I personally would go for 1 Chanel if there is one you love. I only like a couple of the MFKs.
  78. Re: Considering Chanel's 31 Rue Cambon as a signature / everyday scent (male)....thoughts?

    What Cedarlea said - wear it every day for a month then see how you feel about it. Either you will still love it or you'll never want to smell it again. ;-)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 27th December, 2016

    Sending hugs to teardrop and dora! Very sad news about Carrie Fisher.

    I am wearing SL La Myrrhe.
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    Re: The longevity of feminine Killians?

    Good Girl Gone Bad is very nice and lasts well on me.
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    I forwarded the link to this thread to Andy, in case he wanted to respond. I have attached his response - he stated he does not normally post on Basenotes himself as he doesn't feel it is his place...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th December, 2016

    Happy birthday to Grant and Darjeeling, and happy boxing day! I am in Profumum Meringa.
  83. Re: Christmas Gifts! What fragrances did you buy your loved ones this year?

    Dior Fahrenheit Parfum for my husband, he seems to like it fortunately. He wore Fahrenheit for years but hasn't liked the reformulations.
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    Re: Amber Aoud - Really?

    I was also underwhelmed. Rather boring and unoriginal. But at least now I don't feel like I'm missing out, this line is not for me.
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    Re: Bond No 9 Observation

    Takashimaya closed down about 10 years ago.
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    Re: Andy Tauer destroys bloggers...

    I read Andy's blog post and he does clarify his thoughts in the comments section. http://tauerperfumes.com/blog/2016/12/22/mechanics/

    He states that he didn't reference Claire's post specifically...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th December, 2016

    Having a quiet evening at home, just a spritz of Fève Délicieuse to wind down.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    And another one bites the dust: Cuir de Russie extrait gone. I'm on a roll! Bois des Îles is next on the list, as well as the last of SL La Myrrhe.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th December, 2016

    Merry Christmas and Happy Hannukah! I am wearing a massive dose of Cuir de Russie extrait (finished another bottle, I'm on a roll!) and heading for the kitchen to bake butter tarts for my husband's...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th December, 2016

    Noel au Balcon for now, will be switching over to Vintage Nuit de Noel extrait this evening. Tomorrow will be Cuir de Russie extrait.
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    Re: Sprayers on Guerlain Exclusives

    Excellent news! I guess they have seen the error of their ways.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd December, 2016

    Thanks Whitefluffy! It feels miraculous to have actually finished something. After a shower I have switched to a layering of Tauerville Vanilla Flash with Amber Flash. DH thinks this combo is "too...
  93. Re: “Surrender to Denver” • Basenotes 2017 Meet-Up • preliminary discussion

    Since I will be traveling with my husband and my 2 dogs, we would stay at the Marriott Residence Inn Cherry Creek.

    Oh, and I would be very interested in exploring DSH!
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    Re: Sprayers on Guerlain Exclusives

    If they wanted to discourage decants, why not use a regular crimped-on atomizer like 99.9% of other perfumes? I hate the bulb sprayer and will not buy another bottle until they change the design.
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    Re: LM parfum kingdom of dreams

    I had the same problem, the issue is fraud protection just as hednic described. Premiere avenue requested copies of my credit card and passport. Oddly this is the only European vendor with this...
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    Re: Did anyone else treat themselves this Xmas?

    Not exactly Christmas treats, but I did do some damage with the black friday thru cyber monday coupon bonanza: Rose d'Arabie and Coco Blanc.
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    Re: NEW: Armani Prive - Iris Celadon!

    Good news, I love several Privés and am an iris fan.
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    Re: NEW: Wow! Joop!

    Cute bottle! Looking forward to smelling it.
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    Re: The Quest For A Decent Solid

    +1 on the Malle body butters.
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    Re: European store "premiere avenue"

    I ordered from them once and had difficulties as well, although eventually I got my package. The problem seems to be with fraud protection - they wanted scanned copies of my passport and credit card....
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