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    Re: Perfume for the Perfume-Hating Mother

    Wow, so many replies to this, so quickly!

    I think people misunderstood me here a little. When I said I wanted to get her perfume, I meant in addition to a few other gifts (probably should have...
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    Re: Vancouver, B.C Canada

    I cannot believe I didn't notice this thread before. Would've made my addiction a whole lot easier...

    Anyways, I recently discovered that Superstore has just about the most inexpensive fragrances...
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    Perfume for the Perfume-Hating Mother

    With the rapid advent of Mother's Day, I've been considering to get my Mother a bottle of perfume this year along with a few other gifts. Unfortunately, my Mother is a perfume-hater - she wears very...
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    Right wrist, left wrist...

    A curious observation I always make about the way scents dry down on me is how absolutely different each one smells on different parts of my body. I'd expect this sort of thing between... oh, say,...
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    Re: what does tuberose smell like?

    I was smelling tuberose absolute yesterday and wanted to add this:

    The initial impression I had of the ingredient was that it was dark, imperious, and yet overwhelmingly familiar. There was an...
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    Re: Found a new favourite mascara!

    Oh, I love the Dior mascaras, especially the "Diorshow" ones since they're so full and dramatic and sexy. My favorite favorite? "Diorshow Unlimited", which is a longer, deeper version of the...
  7. Re: Chandler Burr on the brains behind Bon Marche

    Wow, because the topic header cuts off part of the title, all I saw was "Chandler Burr on the brains..." - and I immediately thought SYLAR! (e.g. Heroes.) I watch far too much TV for my own good.
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  8. Re: Roja Dove consultation (quite long - sorry!)

    I love this story, too! it sounds absolutely fantastic and is something I *will* do too one day, when I'm older and have the money. Your prose style was so interesting that I was engrossed with this...
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    Re: Expensive taste

    thenmarcher, I'm glad you found success through hard work :) If you worked as hard as you did to get where you are, then, hats off to you. It's interesting how on one hand, there are people who grow...
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    Re: Expensive taste

    Thanks, BrothaG! It's kind of refreshing to know I'm not the only one who visibly struggles with this. Money is great, don't get me wrong - it's a security blanket that borrows you affection once in...
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    Re: Looking for something sheer & modern.

    How about the new Hugo Boss, Femme? It's quite romantic, a white-floral sort... very feminine but still modern. I always get alot of compliments when I wear this one, so "come a little closer" is...
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    Re: Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche

    I'm with you on the original Chance, actually. Well, I don't terribly hate it, but it seems a little bit generic to be a Chanel... it's a "cheerleader" scent, IMHO.

    Oooooooh. I seriously can't...
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    Re: Lancome Hypn˘se

    Thanks! I just call them like I see them. I have a totally amateur nose for notes(being a newbie at this whole thing), so I try to compensate by talking about the general impression I get from...
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    Re: Smashbox Foundation Primer

    Not THAT thickly... but I'll be more careful with my next bottle for sure. Thanks for the advice!

    It's a really great product, isn't it? The bronze primer sounds intruiging, too - particularly for...
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    Re: Fragrance and Demographics

    Yes, grapefruit is a great note! Not as sweet as orange, not as sour as lemon, but a little bitter and a little sassy/fresh. The Dior counter where I live doesn't give out samples, though, so I'm...
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    Re: New Basenotes Member - Hi!

    Hi, Annie! I'm new, too - and I also used to live in China, so I'm also a huge tea fan! I hope you have a great time here :D!
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    Re: Lancome Hypn˘se

    I like this, too! It's sweet and very delicate, but also sexy when it needs to be. It's naturally graceful and has a naive sort of seductive quality.
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    Re: Feminine scents with tons of amber?

    The new CK In2U for her has warm neon amber - I think it's a little generic, but it actually smells surprisingly heavenly on me, so perhaps your girlfriend will like it, too.

    And how about...
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    Re: Smashbox Foundation Primer

    Ooh, I usually use 2-3 pumps for my face... but then again, I have a really big face with huge cheeks! One pump only covers my cheeks... and then I have yet to do my forehead/nose/chin. Or is that...
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    Re: Recs for hot summer scents

    How about a body spray version of some of your favorite scents? That way, you can even spray the usually heady, winter-y ones on without any guilt :D
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    Re: Fragrance and Demographics

    Thanks, Arhianrad! I've tried Jicky and think it's very modern, too, though it's not really my style. It really is a masterpiece, though! I love the older Guerlain scents.

    Aww, too bad about your...
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    Re: for a down-to-earth 64 year old mom

    How about the Lovely Silk & Satin from Sarah Jessica Parker? I know it probably pales to most of the great recommendations people have already given you, but it's a wonderful scent - less heady than...
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    Re: employee in perfumery treating me bad

    Wow, that sounds absolutely terrible! You should mention something about it the next time you see the regular employees, because as a valued customer, it's unfair that you should be treated so...
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    Re: Fragrance and Demographics

    Thanks, Twolf, for the lovely welcome! I hope to become more and more involved here, too!

    Ged, thank you for all the suggestions! Now I'm extremely curious :) I'm going to check out the Frederic...
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    Smashbox Foundation Primer

    Any fans of the product, here? I've used up one bottle already and am currently contemplating on another - in a nutshell, I think it makes my skin feel fabulously soft and buttery after application,...
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    Re: Expensive taste

    I have to say, this really fascinates me - I'm probably what you would call a young person just starting to wake up to all the socio-economical issues in the world, just beginning to feel the huge...
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    Re: What's Your Fashion Style?

    I'm probably what you would label as somewhat preppy, mixed in with a little bit of "Asian" and sophisticiated/feminine. Preppy is more or less just my nature at times - I like Lacoste, I like Ralph...
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    Re: Insolence by Guerlain

    ...not a huge fan of this, personally. It's just too sweet/heady, even after the nice drydown. I'll admit the bottle is lovely, and I'm sure on different skin chemistry, this will be quite nice - but...
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    Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche

    I checked a few pages back and did a community search for this - no thread on this new edition of the very popular "Chance" from Chanel? (Hopefully I haven't accidentally missed something; please...
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    Re: Best frag under $50.00

    There's a store here in Vancouver called the Perfume Gallery that frequently sells brand-name fragrances like Versace, Nina Ricci, Moschino, Bulgari, even Karl Lagerfield (last time I went) - for...
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    Re: Peach Perfume - Different Kinds of Peach

    I personally love Nina Ricci's Love In Paris, which has a fairly strong peach note to my nose. It has a fizzy, almost champagne-like opening, followed by tangy florals, and it ends with a very woody...
  32. Re: How is fragrance regarded in your culture?

    Japanese girls all seem to have a fondness for a certain bright red, heart-shaped fragrance called "Angel Heart", to my experience. It's very sweet, sugary, citrusy, and light - not my sort of scent,...
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    Re: New Calvin Klein CKin2U

    I actaully quite like this one as well - wear it together with CK IN2U for her and the result is gorgeous! Anyways, the male version has a slightly fizzy, dreamy, metallic, and nutty quality to it...
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    Re: Fragrance and Demographics

    Way too cute about the bf! Just to share a story, before my ex and I were going out, we got each other Issey Miyake (his and hers) for Christmas without even realizing it. I guess it shows great...
  35. Re: Elizabeth Arden's new one...Meditteranean

    I tried this last week at the Elizabeth Arden makeup counter. It's not a bad scent - very warm, a little woody, but almost overwhelmingly marine in the end with hints of floral/citrus. It has a nice,...
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    Re: Fragrance and Demographics

    Clemmie, it's nice to know that your daughter likes to do things a little different as well! Glow from JLo always seems to smell very differently from person to person - on some it smells like a...
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    Re: Nu by Yves Saint Laurent, EDT or EDP?

    I absolutely love this fragrance - but my favorite version has to be the body cream. The scent and texture are both absolutely heavenly - so luminous and heady, and yet so edgy at the same time. It's...
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    Re: Fragrance and Demographics

    Thanks, everybody, for replying! It's nice to see I'm not the only person who feels a little bit awed by the vast amount of expertise here.

    ineespenes, I've tried Coco before, but it tends to turn...
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    Body types and chemistry

    I was browsing through old threads and found one discussing D&G Light Blue, particularly how the scent seemed to vary fairly widely from person to person. This is certainly true for me - I was...
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    Fragrance and Demographics

    Hi, would just like to say that I'm a complete newbie here and already awed by the vast amount of fragrance knowledge from this community! Anyways, to cut to the chase, I'm currently a senior high...
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