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  1. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    It's Tuesday morning here in London. The lines are closed and voting is over.

    Today, the 28th of March, following a massive holiday ballot, I will be wearing...

    Guerlain Nahema

    What will I...
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    Thank you teardrop - it was drooping rather.

    Have no fear though, things are going strong. From strength to strength in fact over on the blog.

    Might I promise you Samsara for next week by way...
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    All I'll say on l'Ombre is that with this and Do Son I find myself having a growing affection for Diptyque's perfumes...

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    Many of you will have seen this before, but for...
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    Thanks so much for this info Cello.

    I'm quite fascinated to what this might smell like and may well need to ask Purple Rose if she can send a sample over to London.

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    A...
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    Thank you for your kind words CompassRose - I'm glad you're enjoying the reviews as there are quite a lot more on the way!!

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    I do like oud - and note that it is a note...
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    Exactly what I thought Diamondflame so I went ad checked and apparently it is present in quite a few the most famous probably being

    Hermes Jardin au Nil
    and L'Eau d'Issey - original female...
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    Here's a slightly revisited version of my review of

    Prada Prada (Amber)

    If there is anymore eloquent an expression of the pseudo-futuristic, elegant, etiolated 'exotic' fragrances of today than...
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    It's Tuesday morning here in London. The lines are closed and voting is over.

    Today, the 19th of March, I will be wearing...


    Guerlain Apres l'Ondee

    What will I wear Wednesday 20th March?...
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    It's Monday morning here in London. The lines are closed and voting is over.

    Today, the 18th of March, I hope (see below) to be wearing...

    Robert Piguet Futur

    What will I wear Tuesday 19th...
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    Thank you Teardrop.

    The vote is registered in the ledger.

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    No Sensuous won - it's just in the pipeline of scents waiting to have their day in the sun!! Along with a...
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    It's Friday morning here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Today, the 15th of March, will I regain paradise... I'll be wearing:

    Cacharel Eden

    What will I wear Saturday...
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    Thank you teardrop - I was beginning tho think that I was smelling a different fragrance to the rest of the world!!

    Other people talk about the tear of spring, to me it was an overwhelming sense...
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    Thank heavens for that - I was getting a bad case of empty room syndrome there!

    Magie Noire it is - I'm very curious about this one too...

    I'm so glad you enjoyed our little trip to Seattle.......
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    Things are definitely back on track... it's well before midnight here in London and the lines have closed. Voting is over.

    Tomorrow, Saturday 2nd of March, after a very divided set of votes, I'll...
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    Things are more or less back on track... it's a little before 0100 hours here in London and the lines have finally closed. Voting is over!!

    Today, Friday 1st of March, appropriately as the...
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    I hope I shan't let anything out of the bag here, but I feel as though I am more inclined to Estee Lauder than most - for example Cinnabar to my nose is infinitely preferable to even...
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    Hello All

    First up some apologies - a browser that shall remain nameless seems to have decided to eat my humble computer for breakfast and I have spent the day mashing together what I can from the...
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    To end the long weekend in Paris....

    The perfume that has received the largest number of nominations ever... in EdP concentration primarily...

    Guerlain Mitsouko

    Mitsouko is peerless.

    It...
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    It's a little before midnight, London and a little after in Paris. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Tomorrow Monday 25th February, after a madness of multiple voting, I'll be wearing....

    ...
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    It's too long after midnight, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Thursday 21st February, a sacred love, I'll be wearing....

    Caron Parfum Sacre



    What will I wear...
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    Ma Griffe by Carven

    Ma Griffe is a sorrowfully optimistic scent.

    It seems to know that despite its pure white floral heart it is destined to lead a cold life.

    It makes a fair fist of a...
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    Sorry all. Wordpress ate my Fracas review - it's there but it's goobledeegook - I will post when re-translated.

    In the meantime you can find it - with pretty pictures at
    ...
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    Your wish is my command - see below for the temporary link!

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    It's not too long after midnight, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Tuesday 19th February,...
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    All, I faithfully promise Samsara this week and almost certainly Fracas.

    No, I will promise Fracas too.

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    It's a quite a lot after midnight, London. The lines are closed....
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    It's a quite a lot after midnight, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Saturday 16th February, taking voting from three polling stations into account, I'll be wearing....

    ...
  26. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Thanks for taking the time to post.

    Oh I agree, Shalimar is 100% unisex and somewhere back in the midst of time above you'll find my thoughts on it.

    Great having your input.

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    Friends, Romans, basenoters

    Happy St Valentine's Day, or all love and happiness, depending where you are.

    Today I am spending my fete d'amour with the lady who taught me to love feminine...
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    A little earlier in the day today.

    It maybe the time of year, but I appear to have come over all romantic.

    Mediaeval Romance that it:

    Paco Rabanne La Nuit

    New Year's Eve.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 13 February 2013

    Caron Nuit de Noel. Well it's St Valentine's eve - much the same...
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    Thank you very much Diamond Flame - the official opening to the public will be this Thursday around noon GMT!!

    Let's hope the workmen are out by then...

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    It's a little...
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    Thank you Cello.

    If you'd like to see the results of the construction efforts why not take a peek at

    http://theperfumeddandy.com/

    It's nearly finished and will be open to the public on...
  32. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Hello All

    It's that weekend thing again.

    When I started this thread last November I really had no idea of the response it would elicit.

    To date I've had just short of 500 suggestions.
    ...
  33. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    It's a little before 0100 hours, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Saturday 9th February, after a day when the vote was divided, one just edged into the lead, I'll be...
  34. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    I do. Excuse the Brit!

    Mistake will be corrected.
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    Hello All

    Glad to have some people back on board.

    We've had a cast of actors lately, but this is the last one for a while and she's definitely cut from a different cloth...

    Givenchy...
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    Of course, I now humbly eat my some of my harsh words above on sweet scents, with a review that surprised me as it may do some of you. The unexpected allure of India:

    Kenzo Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant...
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    Re: Unisex fragrances?

    Totally agree with this sentiment.
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    Thanks JB

    I agree 100% on Chanel 19 - my thoughts on it are back somewhere on the thread - a beautiful green fragrance way preferable to many of the citrus and aquatics of the 1990s and noughties....
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    You know, managing the talent is the toughest thing in this business.

    After a difficult day of cajoling our star has arrived... but where's the leading man? Who will play opposite...

    Dior Miss...
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    It's a little before 0130 hours, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Thursday 31st January, a fairly speedy winner, I'll be wearing....

    Amouage Jubilation for Women

    What...
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    Re: Unisex fragrances?

    I raise my eyebrow slightly here.

    I'm not so sure that the wider community are the ones who fret so much about whether a fragrance is 'feminine' or 'masculine'.

    Quite a lot of people pay no...
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    The first part of a fantastic Dior triple bill...

    Dior Diorella

    Every artist has a sliver of ice lodged in their heart.

    Every part of her is artist.

    But she does not work with brushes or...
  43. Re: woman's perfume that smells just as good on men

    Ooops.

    Apologies - just re-read my post. My intention wasn't to suggest OP had a lack of imagination - just that I felt we could do better by way of suggestions - and have done, hence suggesting...
  44. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    For LP Hartley...

    Dior Dune

    Teenagers are creatures from another country.

    They wander around trying everything new though little impresses them at all.

    Children in grown up garb they...
  45. Re: woman's perfume that smells just as good on men

    Seems like there's a distinct lack of imagination going on here fellow basenoters.

    I started the thread

    What female scents are even deadlier on the male?
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    Re: Unisex fragrances?

    Last time I looked fragrances don't have genitalia!!

    They assume a gender largely because of marketing rather than actual composition. Read the fragrance notes and you'll notice striking...
  47. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    That seems as good a reason as any to me!

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    Due to on-going technical difficulties (is anyone else having problems posting at the moment) This is delayed from last night...
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  48. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Thanks teardrop and diamondflame for your comments - please bear with me if sometimes the outcome of voting seems a little off beam - that's because there are a number of different sources for votes...
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    Sorry for the late arrivals of these it looks like there have been a few technical issues....

    From the insanity of the all too human Womanity to something a great deal more mechanically...
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    It's just after 11pm, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Tomorrow, Thursday 24th January I'll be wearing....

    Kenzo Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant

    What will I wear next on Friday 25th...
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    Maybe it's the risque quality of some of the recent discussions, or maybe there really is something in the (pink) water...

    Thierry Mugler Womanity

    She may be all woman. But hell, this sure...
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    Undoubtedly one of the most challenging fragrances to make an appearance thus far, a work of profound qualities

    Estée Lauder Private Collection

    This is the fragrance of an unforgotten lost...
  53. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    It's just after 10pm Sunday, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Tomorrow, Monday 21st January 2013, proving that if not patience then persistence is rewarded, I'll be wearing....

    ...
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    A technicolor temptress to start our triple bill from the studios of Estee Lauder...

    Estée Lauder Youth-Dew

    This is the star perfume, so it appears, that has the power to divide opinion as no...
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    Well after tomorrow's 'treat' I may well be needing something of industrial strength to hose down with.

    Perhaps I'll consider...

    Dolce&Gabbana D&G Light Blue

    What starts as spry tarte au...
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    It's just past 2am, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Thursday 17th January 2013, he gasps in trepidation, it's....

    Thierry Mugler Womanity

    What will I wear next on...
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    Ah, the South of France...

    Lalique Lalique Le Parfum

    The best brand new sports car kind of a smell.

    Not your floor-slung, sci-fi alien-angular, luminescent yellow 'babe wagon', beloved by a...
  58. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Well. Aromatics Elixir is one I haven't tried out yet, it's on the cusp of the top 10 - so I'm guessing will be around in the next few days!
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    It's just coming up to one am, London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Tuesday 15th January 2013, finally unseating Estee from her throne and winning by a country mile it's...

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  60. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Splendid perfume - and a great pair of reasons for voting for it - I'm sure it will make the top 100 this week and who knows from there...

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    Ah. Tabu. My goodness it seems...
  61. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Absolutely.

    I've worn Opium. Obsession. Coco and even No.5 in public. But never before have I felt so ostentatiously fragranced - this is a sheer wall of unrestrained and powerful feminine...
  62. Re: Help me decide please: I really want to blind buy my first ROSE fragrance.

    Yes. I'm at one with you about Opus 1870.

    So many perfumes promise pepper, but this really delivers and in spades.

    I think I must have been Roman in a past life as this is undoubtedly my...
  63. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    So, the most out there try out so far...

    Thierry Mugler Alien

    I'm always unnerved by the prospect of meeting extra terrestrials

    In this case my cautious Kevin impulses were well founded.
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    A little later than expected, but worth the wait.

    I have little hesitation in recommending to any gentleman who has ever toyed with the 70's and 80's oriental explosion....

    Estée Lauder...
  65. Re: Help me decide please: I really want to blind buy my first ROSE fragrance.

    Surprised no one has mentioned the surprisingly clean and (unofficially) unisex Hermes Kelly Caleche it has very unfairly been classified, by the company's PR machine so no sympathy, as for a young...
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    cello, southerngardens thank you both for your persistencee in getting this one to the top. Just to be 100% clear I didn't just like Balmain de Balmian - I loved it. I can't believe that it's had...
  67. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Thank you to all fellow basenoters, and others, who led me to this hidden treasure...

    Pierre Balmain Balmain de Balmain

    She is the undiscovered royalty of the fragrance laboratory.

    The Marie...
  68. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    teardrop you're quite right, Alien hasn't appeared yet as I've now built a few days delay in between the vote and the review.

    This means I've actually got a few reviews up my sleeve at any one...
  69. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    I can now empathise fully with you and my family southerngardens as the bug has bitten with a vengeance.

    Oh well, plenty of rest - and gratitude because I still have some sense of smell and taste...
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    It's just after midnight London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Saturday 5th January 2013, by an ultimately comfortable margin, I will be wearing:

    Estée Lauder Cinnabar

    What...
  71. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Hello again southerngardens.

    So pleased to hear you had a splendid Christmas. I had a scent-heavy sack from Santa this year too - though ended up playing nurse to my family as they were all struck...
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    Some unfinished business.

    Those of you with keener memories may recall that there were a couple of pre-Christmas chart toppers that never got their moment in the sun.

    To start the New Year on...
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    It's after midnight London. The lines are closed. Voting is over.

    Today, Thursday 3rd Januray 2013, (thanks mainly to one man's dogged persistence) I will be wearing:

    Pierre Balmain Balmain de...
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    Thanks for the vote and for the advice teardrop!!

    The 'update' feature has been a bit irritating, as when I'm posting new thoughts or a poll these aren't really updates so that's really very...
  75. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Thank you Southern Gardens - I'm glad someone has finally mentioned these greats again - particularly Diorella, Ivoire and Ma Griffe. I've added all these recommendations to the list and come 2...
  76. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Good call MonkeyBars.

    Yes, Carnal Flower is totally suitable for men and women and has a strong, indeed very powerful, tuberose going through it.

    If you're wondering why it hasn't made more of...
  77. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Thanks both for the kind words as ever. I was really surprised by this scent and it's light sophistication. From many of the reviews I had expected a heavy floral that would be quite challenging to...
  78. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    First of all, a big apology: due to wild weather and an epic journey across a pretty small country, I've been kind of tied up the last couple of days, so owe you guys a few reviews... so let's start...
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    Apologies CompassRose I've been experiencing some hiccups of a technical (not seasonal) nature - this review should have appeared ages ago - but didn't, so here it is... but I don't think it will...
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    It's a little after midnight. London. The lines are closed.

    A three way tie in the voting. So, on the basis of the perfume longest on the top ten...

    Today, 21st December 2012, I will be...
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    Thanks for the votes and the kind words all.

    Patience will be rewarded Profumo the No 19 review will be with you around morning coffee your time tomorrow...

    What an intriguing question crow...
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    Re: Wanted thoughts on some blind buys

    Like rolling in a field of lavender.

    Seriously it is the most simple, linear and sublime scent ever.... if you like lavender.

    I love it and so love the perfume. If you don't you won't.
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    Re: Wanted thoughts on some blind buys

    So pleased you stuck with l'Anarchiste and like it.

    Caron perfumes really are a question of personal taste, but I love this one.

    Maybe Yatagan when you make your next order? I think it's a...
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    Re: Fragrance newbie here

    Welcome to basenotes!

    I agree with the above. Drakkar, Aramis and to a certain extent Kourous are all big statement scents. I own and enjoy them all.

    But given what you've said I might go for...
  85. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Dear All

    Apologies, but in error I neglected to post today's review here earlier. On the stroke of midnight...

    Chanel Le Exclusifs de Chanel Coromandel

    An old town music store in midwinter,...
  86. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    It's a little after midnight. London. The lines are closed.

    Today, 19th December 2012, I will be wearing:

    Calvin Klein Obsession


    What will I wear tomorrow? Choose from the following...
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    Thanks for that heartfelt recommendation ericrico.

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    I've never tried Opium PH and I'm not hugely tempted to. Nothing against this genre - I love Tabu - but I like there...
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    At a new time: post lunch London, the start of the working day in New York and just before breakfast in sunny California. Here's my take on the feintly dishonest but impossible to dislike..

    Yves...
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    Apologies all, I thought this had been posted last night, but something obviously went amiss.

    Somewhat delayed, my thoughts on the truly magnificent

    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue

    If sadness has a...
  90. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    It's a little after midnight. London. The lines are closed.

    Today, 17th December 2012, I will be wearing:

    Yves Saint Laurent Opium

    What will I wear tomorrow? Choose from the following...
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    Good advice Profumo.

    For all that I really enjoyed this perfume, it is unrelenting. Once it hits the rose note, it does not stop sounding it for a very long time.

    On the sweetness - yes - I was...
  92. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Today we're off to a very particular place. The Regent's Park, named after our most perfumed of princes, is London's most beautiful open space and at it's heart is a exquisite secret.

    Frederic...
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    A bit of a sleeper this one, but slowly climbing to the top of the top 10.

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    I really like Eau de Merveilles. It's an extremely subtle fragrance - expect no fireworks, but...
  94. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Thank you so much Mike T.

    With this amazing post you take me beyond the 300 mark in terms of all the suggestions and recommendations that I've received.

    I'm really so grateful to you and too...
  95. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Some interesting suggestions here - Opium has been mentioned before and I have access to both the vintage and current formulations..

    KL by Lagerfelt and Eau de Rochas are new to the thread - so...
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    Err thanks Compass Rose.

    But you know when I set out on this journey part of the adventure was always going to be that I would encounter some horrors as well as joys and so far I've gotten away...
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    Thanks Profumo - so kind of you to think of me.

    This is now added to my wish list and I'll be keeping an eye out on e-bay for it.

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    Thank you first of all to all of you...
  98. Re: What female scents are even deadlier on the male?

    Thank you Profumo

    Isn't coincidence a strange thing?

    First, I too adore the scent of roses - I live near three our four of the world's most fantastic rose gardens - and whilst they have...
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    Once more into the breach dear friends.... take to your trusted steeds....

    Hermes Kelly Caleche

    'Those horses are so spoilt I swear they sleep on straw strewn with rose petals.'.

    An equine...
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    That voting, together with private messages and others, makes things very close.

    A four way tie.

    Please cast the deciding vote and put me out of my misery...
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