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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    I love lilacs as a flower, kalli, but it doesn't seem to be a popular scent in perfumes. I probably would have never sampled En Passant if I hadn't received a generous sample from a BN buddy. (miss...
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Congrats, Xscent! Mito was a jaw-dropper for me from the very first sniff. It's an absolutely gorgeous scent & easily at the top of my favorites. Enjoy!!

    My latest purchase of En Passant arrived...
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    Re: Art glass perfume bottles

    Oh gosh, sorry for the late reply Kumquat!

    I do have a few new bottles this year & also ousted a couple of the more common ones to make room. My display case runneth over! A favorite is a bottle...
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    Re: Ava Luxe Redux

    So glad to see this line mentioned, Foxbins! A kind BN buddy sent me a small decant of one of the AL ambers a while back & though long gone, I remember that I loved it. Ever since then I've wanted to...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Thanks for the replies everyone! The excellent reviews you suggested were very helpful, deadidol. (both of them :wink:) The term " front-loaded" is a perfect description of my experience with Zahd....
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    Re: Slumberhouse Zahd

    Confession time. I'm a little intimidated by Zahd, my first Slumberhouse. I have only tested it once, but it it became so cloying that I just wanted it to go away. The top notes were so strong that I...
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    A backup of the original Eau de Patou while it can still be obtained.

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    Re: Garner James Sample Pass - Part 2

    Sorry to be a wet blanket here, but it's poor timing for me as well. I actually have samples from Wooznib & don't remember signing on here! Ah well, more for everyone else. On to Kali please. (I...
  9. Re: Where do you buy Ormonde Jayne Man in U.S?

    Dave beat me to it! This is how I purchased my Ormonde Woman & then I split the vials with a BN buddy. 20 mls will last me quite a while.
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    What great finds, danieq! You're pulling at my heartstrings with these. Panthere EDT was one of my first "real" perfumes. My bottle had sleek black panthers crawling up the sides & the scent was...
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    I've been on quite a buying spree this month, finding great deals on some goodies from my wish list.

    Ormonde Jayne Tolu
    Vero Mito
    Neela Vermeire Trayee
    Neela Vermeire Ashoka
    Apres L'Ondee...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    It's HERE!!!! My Zahd was just delivered. Squeeee!!!
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    Re: PK Perfumes Pass part two

    That was one massive sniff-a-thon Kali! How DO you get through a pass of this size so quickly?!

    I went ahead & ordered my own sample pack from Paul, so please send everything on to Cello. I'm...
  14. Re: Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria - What's the deal???

    Agree with much that has been said already, Danieq. I have a few that I purchased early on in my perfume discovery phase, as I was very into florals at the time & my local perfume shop had old stock...
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    Re: Opinions on Ormonde Jayne?

    Rich, I have a love/hate relationship with oud. Sometimes it's so smooth, as in Epic Woman, but other times it seem to just choke me out. Than's two recs for OJ Man, so perhaps I should try it out.
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    Re: Opinions on Ormonde Jayne?

    Thanks to everyone for your thoughts!

    Cacio, it was your Tolu samples that first got me interested in Ormonde Jayne, so thank you for that! The florals have piqued my interest, but I'm hoping for...
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    Opinions on Ormonde Jayne?

    The special on the Ormonde Jayne discovery set has me very tempted....
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    This will be my first Slumberhouse & I'm quite anxious for my bottle too. But it sounds like Zahd is a very special project to Josh & the packaging is also an important part of his vision. I'm just...
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    Re: What puts you off about a house?

    When I preordered Josh's new Zahd fragrance I didn't notice anything of an offensive nature on his site, so all the ado here got me curious. I'm not one to be easily shocked these days. Each new gray...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Thanks deadidol! I didn't expect the shipment this soon, but I did anticipate an order confirmation from Josh. As long as there's a bottle with my name on it I'll chill. ;)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    What's your opinion of Zahd, OctaVariuM? This will be my first Slumberhouse & the suspense is killing me!

    Also, I got a Paypal confirmation for my purchase but nothing at all from Josh. Should I...
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    Re: Today I Bought - December, 2013

    Congrats on your purchase Kiliwia!! Fate Woman was one of the best finds/purchases I had this year. Enjoy, and great taste BTW...it's absolutely gorgeous! ScentFan, please tell me about Mogador! I've...
  23. Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    PerfumedLady & Whitefluffy, I just love when you guys get the friendly banter going in these passes! Just picturing some of those scenarios had me roaring with laughter! You've both contributed so...
  24. Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Great impressions coming through from everyone. If there's at least one scent to love in a small lot of samples, I consider that a success!!

    SJG3839 received Group 3 this week & we should be...
  25. Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    I tried to warn everyone! :wink: Could you see yourself wearing Interlude, or is it too over-the top for you?

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    Isn't the vintage Ubar wonderful?! It's been so long since...
  26. Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Absolutely, Possum-Pie! That slot has been sitting there waiting for you. Thanks for joining us!

    One slot remaining in Group 2, now open to US or Canada.
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    Oops! Hope it doesn't keep you awake all night. :vrolijk_1:

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    Yay, I snagged another guy to join the pass, even though I had to go to Canada to find him!! Welcome Jivehippo!!...
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    Re: Openings left on my Amouage pass!

    I'm willing to give it a go & will send them on to you myself. :wink: Anyone else in Canada wanting to sample Group 2?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/361...-Women-(CONUS)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Looking forward to some more feedback on these too! I ordered a few samples to help me follow along with the group.
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    Re: Openings left on my Amouage pass!

    Hmmm. Are there any postal restrictions between US & Canada now? Maybe we can work something out for you.
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    Openings left on my Amouage pass!

    Hey guys! There are a few slots left on my Amouage pass if anyone would like to join in. (CONUS) They're really all unisex scents, so don't be afraid to try some of the Women's versions. I've read...
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    Re: does anyone know this perfume?

    Great sleuthing, L'eaulita! Hope you solved this for the OP.
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    Great, PerfumedLady! I hope you'll find something you like. One spritz of Epic yesterday is still strong enough to be my SOTD for today. I can't complain about price with this kind of longevity! (as...
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    Re: In praise of "Safanad"

    Lots of my favorite notes here, but the pear could kill it for me. How prominent is it & does it wear off?
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    No go on the Memoir Man, huh? I know you have & like Memoir Woman. How would you compare the two, Whitefluffy?
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    Hooray!! I'd hoped everyone would have their samples by now, but tracking shows my local PO was a bit slow getting them to Tampa. Guess the mailman stopped for a little swim on the way. :smiley:
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    Can't wait to hear the side-by-side comparisons between the vintage vs current Gold! (& Ubar)

    Each group starter should have their respective package before the weekend.
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    Hi Schilling! I honestly haven't tried any of the men's group, so you'll have to let me know. That said, all of the Amouage I have tried have been real silage monsters. I hit 3 quick sprays of Epic a...
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    Welcome, Juan! Glad to have you here.

    Whitefluffy, you & PerfumedLady will make this like a reunion for me! I'm doing a *happy dance* to get you guys back together for my pass. I know you'll both...
  40. Re: Sample Pass (USA): All 5 by The Exotic Island Perfumer Juan M. Perez

    I'd love to sample them, Lisa! "The Exotic Island Perfumer " is just too intriguing to pass up. :smiley:
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    Welcome, Kayley! Of course you are welcome to join the sampling! Group 1 filled now. :smiley:

    Stacey, I would love to have you with us too! Taking care of family is a #1 priority, so the pass can...
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    You're in. Thanks for joining us!
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    How generous, 30 Roses! It was a real treat to test your sample in PerfumedLady's aldehydics pass, so I know Group 1 will enjoy comparing both formulations. Thank you!

    You've inspired me to...
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    Bookworm, I'm quite happy to add you to the group. A way for me to say thank you again for all the wonderful smellies you sent my way!

    30 Roses, Absolutely!!!!! I've mooched off of so many of...
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    Any thoughts or fun anecdotes you'd care to send our way will be welcomed!

    Unfortunately, that "R" word is a harsh reality for a lot of our treasured scents. The only pre-reformulation Amouage I...
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    Hi elizrj & welcome! I'll put you in the 4th slot, so you'll have time to rest up a bit before the onslaught. Thanks for joining us!

    Schilling, I think you'll love these too. No cajones required....
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    Hi, Lisa!! Yes ma'am, you're the lead on group 1.
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    Glad to have you!
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    Absolutely! (I was hoping you'd find this. :smiley:)
  50. Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    The house of Amouage is one of my very favorites, so let's share some scents & have some fun! There are four different groups of carded samples to choose from & we'll start with 4 participants in...
  51. Re: What scents do you trust in extreme circumstances?

    How fun, mumsy! Hmmm...comfort my nerves, but be appropriate...

    a) Coromandel
    b) Ambre Narguile
    c) Lyric
    d) L'Eau d'Hiver
    e) Coromandel (can't ever lose with this one)
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    Re: Today I Bought - April Edition

    Nice additions yourself, Whitefluffy! The owner of my local perfume shop has Organza Indecence & Jungle L'Elephant testers locked away in her back cabinet, & I've been trying to pry them away from...
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    Re: The Girlfriend Challenge

    L'Eau d'Hiver (Malle). It's light & easy wear, and has the honey-fruit-floral notes she seems to like. Beautiful scent.
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    Re: Today I Bought - April Edition

    After releasing myself from a self-imposed moratorium on new purchases, I splurged on Coromandel, Attar de Roses & Epic Woman this month. Now I'm back on restriction for a while.
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    Her debut scent?? Ack, Jujy, you're killing me! You've got all the vintage goodies. I'm still looking to score one of those vintage Antilopes!

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    My apologies for getting the...
  56. Re: Sample Pass for Penhaligon's Peoneve, USA only

    Wonderful & fun reviews, ladies!! I've just taken a few moments to update myself on the entire thread, & you had me nodding with agreement from some comments & holding my side laughing from others. I...
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    Re: The House of Raphael, Paris

    Maybe these links will help. :D

    http://www.ebay.com/gds/Vintage-Raphael-Perfumes/10000000002859904/g.html

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID10212195.html

    one more...
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  58. What would interest you most about a new release?

    New releases can bring some anticipation into the doldrums of discussing the well known scents. What determines your interest in a new scent? The house? The notes? Or maybe the obscurity? Do tell.
  59. Re: What to wear for stand up at high school pageant

    Wear what makes you feel the most comfortable & confident. No one's going to smell you while you're on the stage. :wink:

    Most of all, good for you! One of my best friends is making his name in...
  60. Re: Is it okay for a guy to wear a woman's scent - HONEST ANSWERS PLEASE!

    I love your thinking, jujy. Good show!
  61. Re: ? Any interest in a Ramon Monegal sample pass (7 scents)

    Thank you for your impressions, Twolf, cello & elizrj. I've had very little exposure to Ramon Monegal & your reviews are helping me hone in on the scents I might find the most appealing! Entre...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    I can send you a sample of the Attar de Roses too, Foodog. I didn't mean to bump you out!! It really is gorgeous. PM me your address, OK?
  63. Re: Discontinued, Resurrected, On Hiatus or really gone?

    Just happened to notice the price of Cuir this morning, Primrose. Wow, has this one skyrocketed! Glad I stocked up when it was under $40.

    L'eaulita, it appears that what is now marketed as D&G...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Lisa, I have a bottle of Attar de Roses & I'd be tickled pink to send a sample to Kalli for the pass. It's quite a stunner & is quickly moving up into my list of favorites. PM me your address & I'll...
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    Re: Narrow shoes

    My feet are narrow too, so I feel your pain! Most shoes just want to slip right off of my heel. Luckily, the Florida weather allows me to wear sandals for most of the year!!

    We have a store here...
  66. Re: Sample Pass for Penhaligon's Peoneve, USA only

    This will be a fun thread to watch! I just purchased my first Penhaligon's last month when there was a special on Violetta at TJ Maxx. Always love learning about a new (to me) house.

    Peppered...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Hi Schilling!
    There are definitely spiced cedar notes, but I get a lot of tea & some citrus as well. Very easy wear & would be great for Spring! Care to give it a go??
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    Jujy, I just knew you'd have some great input on the No 5 samples!! I am so craving that 1950's extrait , (just sublime), but the edt is probably a more realistic quest for me. So funny that I've...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Thank you, Bookwyrm!!

    The spring cleaning seems to be contagious, so I have a few smellies to offer to keep the fun going.
    CONUS only and 50+ posts please.

    John Varvatos edp 1,6 oz (women's...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Thank you so much for your generosity, Lisa!! I've finally found the spicy incense perfume I was craving!!
    You're an absolute sweetie!
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    Hi all! Sorry for my absence here, but I'm recovering from a bit of surgery & zonked out most of the day. I do try to read up on the progress, but am a little too wonky to post much.

    Schilling,...
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    Re: Today I bought ~ February 2013

    Bummer, Kalli!! I know you love jasmine & hate musk, so this was a double let-down. :sad:
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    Re: Art glass perfume bottles

    Not sure where they went! Will get them back up!
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    Re: A tribute to my son

    Wow. What an incredible inspiration for creating a scent. My heart is with you, Bridgewater.
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    Re: Guys...Manicures?

    Good for you, Hedonist! I think a well-groomed man is incredibly sexy. And I'm sure you can attest to how relaxing the treatments are to receive. I'll bet that most of the naysayers have never had a...
  76. Re: Two recs needed: color corrector for redness & eye makeup remover

    Hi FooDog,

    Both yellow & green are used for color correction for redness. Your base skin tone will determine which will work better for you. Sometimes we just have to experiment a bit! And don't...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    Whew, I'm glad the Chanels & Amouage made the journey unscathed! Please please tell me that Jujy's Antilope is ok too. I don't want to be branded as a vintage destroyer!
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    Re: Art glass perfume bottles

    Here are just a few I grabbed this morning. They are all hand-blown & signature etched by the artist.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    Oh no!!! What do you think leaked out, Schilling??
    Dang, I wrapped them up so tight too. :sad:
  80. Re: Aromatics Elixir ~ Perfumer's Reserve ?

    It appears they added orange flower and peach to the original formulation. This article might be of interest.

    http://www.vanityfair.com/online/beauty/2011/10/clinique_s-magic-aromatics-elixir
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    Re: SotD: Thursday 7th February 2013

    Happy Birthday, 30 Roses!!

    Just chiming in to send my best & dabbing from my decant of Rose 31 in your honor.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    Thank you, Southerngardens! I'm certainly quite far from professional, but I've found that some occasional humor is a great distraction! :wink: I've seen some of your reviews & you have no worries,...
  83. Re: Mini Pass: The Three Tuberoses of Histoires de Parfums

    Great impressions, quixoticcynic! I'm also not the biggest tuberose fan & agree that these aren't heavy on the note. Maybe that's why I liked them too! I've really grown to love my decant of Animale....
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    Well, I ended my testing with the Chanels last night & what a grand finale!! Now I can fully understand why people enjoy layering different versions of the same scent. It felt like I was in the...
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    Re: Art glass perfume bottles

    Sure, I'd love to! That'll give me a little project for the weekend. As you can see, I don't need much encouragement! :grin:
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    Re: Art glass perfume bottles

    Hi, jbthorpe! I had completely forgotten about this thread! I would be glad to follow up with some pictures, if anyone has an interest.

    To answer your question, the bottles are strictly for...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    Well, I'm finishing up on the final scents right now & packaging everything up for Schilling. My arms are covered in dabs of Chanel No 5. Ooh la la! Will take my notes through the drydown & post my...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    Hi PerfumedLady! Hope you had a fantastic weekend! :smiley:

    Sorry it's taking me forever & a day to complete the pass. Here's a few more impressions & I'll sniff the Chanels tomorrow AM & head to...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    I'm a bit stuffy from allergies today, but have done my best to interpret a couple more. Tomorrow I'll be busy co-hosting a Superbowl party & I don't want to fall too far behind!! Hope to pass the...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    I love vintage Joy, Cacio! Some fragrances just seem to choke me with their animalic notes & others are quite appealing. The dose doesn't seem to be the trigger. No way for me to predict which way a...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    Still plodding along with the scents, I have a few more impressions to add.

    Knize Two -Sharp green opening that quickly subdues. Very smooth iris/violet with sandalwood in the drydown. There's...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    I did like Aldehyde 44 very much, Whitefluffy, but I swooned at the price! Some of these fume prices are getting seriously out of control! Rose 31 is more my style. :wink:

    Having terrible...
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    Re: Men's Sample Pass

    Bravo, southerngardens! We both know how fun & educational these passes are. It's a fantastic way to try out new scents & discuss them with a group of participants. Glad to see someone step up & do...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    It looks like posts are moving along a little better right now, so I'll attempt to post on a couple of the scents I've tried so far. Fingers crossed!

    Estee Lauder Pleasures Intense - My initial...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    Not yet, Jujy. The mail hasn't been delivered today, so fingers crossed! I know it's been a while since you mailed it out.

    I've started writing up some reviews & will begin posting when the site...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    The package arrived safe & sound, & I hope to start testing tonight. Thank you, Cacio!

    Looks like I'm going to be a busy lady for a while with all of these scents! Just love your presentation of...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    So glad to see that this thread is alive & kicking! To keep things going I have to offer (US only, please)

    Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile Sublime - carded sample Claimed by jjl1220
    Hermes - Paprika...
  98. Re: Mini Pass: The Three Tuberoses of Histoires de Parfums

    Join the crowd, RHM! I was always a "tuberose-phobe" until I tried these scents.They were the perfect gateway for me to make my peace with the note, as they present with a light touch rather than a...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Aldehydics

    Wow, that was fast, Cacio!! All these beautiful scents now coming my way! I'm especially looking forward to testing the Chanel No 5 scents. All of them are new territory for me, so the comparisons...
  100. Re: It looks like the maintenance man had a fun time with my cologne collection.

    Plumber came to work in your bathroom & then touched all of your bottles? Scrub time.
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