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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 27 September 2011

    A series of thunderstormy days here - wearing the cheerful Happy Spirit Magical Nights from Chopard today.
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    Re: The Perfume Magazine - Debut Issue

    I am thrilled for Sniffapalooza to have new life breathed into it by Raphaela and Mark David. A great first issue guys!
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    Re: 1970's black bottle musk oil?

    Alyssa Ashley made musk and civet oils in rounded black bottles in the 70's that were divine....I have been searching for the civet oil for decades now. Maybe this is your remembered scent.
  4. Re: How much time after the shower should you apply the perfume?

    I wait about 15 minutes too. I have wondered if this time frame may be responsible for some fragrances poor longevity though.
  5. Re: my alyssa ashley civet spray has got separation layers, please explaine? see pic.

    where oh where did you find it? I've been looking for 40 years!
  6. Re: Awkward bottle shapes to spray? My prob with DHI

    I find the Fragile snowglobe bottle difficult to spray accurately, pretty as it is.
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    Re: The 10 "Must Have" -"women's" perfumes

    My 'must have' list is this:

    no particular order

    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Vent Vert
    Youth Dew bath oil version
    Diorissimo
    Mystere
  8. Thread: Diorissimo?

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    Re: Diorissimo?

    Do try to find some vintage Diorissimo, it is just lovely!
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    Re: How did you get into fragrances?

    My mother's excellent assortment of perfumes hooked me early - Arpege, Joy, Fidgi, Chanel #5, Norell.....
    I had kiddie perfumes soon and as I grew so did my collection starting in earnest at about...
  10. Re: I'm purging my collection and feel good about it

    I have not pruned my collection one bit! It is a daily joy to stand in front of my phalanx of bottles and find my scent of the day! Of course I have favorites, and some true loves....but it has taken...
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    Re: Question About Back-Up Bottles

    I have both as backups - and I am confident that they will be fine, as they are stored properly.
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    Re: Perfume Lovers and Perfume Nerds

    I agree, pawful - it is enough for me to enjoy the beauty of the perfumes. I feel like all the multitudious peripheral information just clutters my mind - though I keep a detailed perfume diary of my...
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    Re: Vale Helene Rochas

    I wonder what her preferred perfumes were......
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    Re: Scented fans? What do you think?

    I have had a sandalwood fan for about 10 years and it still smells gorgeous!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 16 March 2011

    Krazy Krizia for me today.

    reine
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    Re: Moments Of Sanity In An Insane World.

    Selecting and savoring my perfume daily creates a moment of sanity in an insane world.....

    reine
  17. Re: Which fragrance best conjures up the idea of "Forest" for you and what type of forest is conjure

    Sycomore conjures up deep forest with plenty of evergreens to me - much like our southern hardwood forests studded with pines,

    reine
  18. Thread: Fragrancenet

    by reine
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    Re: Fragrancenet.com is the WORST

    I've never had a problem or a delay from fragrancenet - just lucky I guess!

    reine
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    Re: Absynthe by Christian Lacroix and Avon.

    I was not as impressed by Absynthe as by Rouge - though I wanted to be. Traded my bottle pretty fast.

    reine
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 15 December 2010

    In Rochas Mystere and plenty of it today! New bottle arrived yesterday!

    reine
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    Re: Chanel Coromandel

    I just received a long coveted decant of Coromandel yesterday - haven't opened it yet as I was infused with Mystere! I can't wait till time!

    reine
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    Re: Burberry Fragrances

    Original Burberry for Women! Then possibly The Beat.

    reine
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    Re: SotD, Thursday December 2nd 2010

    Woods of Windsor Lavender and lavender blouse....

    reine
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    Re: Trimming down your collection

    Frankly I totally enjoy my collection looking like the stockroom at a small perfumerie - haven't given a thought to reducing it!

    reine
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    Re: SotD Saturday 27 November

    Parfum Sacre for a cold Saturday...

    reine
  26. Re: Teflon tape to prevent leaks and evaporation from atomizers

    Wonder if this works on manufacturers' bottles over the spray hole???

    reine
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    Re: SotD : Wednesday, November, 17th, 2010

    Ellen Tracy Linda Allard for me today, love the carnations....

    reine
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    Re: hehe... Another Caron!

    Baykat I agree that the spices are somewhat underplayed in Parfum Sacre, but the amber and incense are toooo beautiful! Enjoy!

    reine
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, 14 November, 2010

    Jacomo Silences for a green chypre fix today....


    reine
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    Re: SotD Saturday 13 November 2010

    Happy Saturday!

    I am wearing Trish McEvoy's Snowdrops and Crystal Flowers today.

    reine
  31. Re: SOTD - Friday, 12 November, 2010 (Synchronized Friday - A Fragrance With An Unusual Name)

    Trish McEvoy's Snowdrops and Crystal Flowers here

    reine
  32. Re: Another Gem Found While Walking On The Sandy Beach of Life.

    N Tesla, I will take your word for it!

    Good to know someone else lets their samples languish for a while.....


    reine
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    Re: SotD Thursday 11 November 2010

    Le Labo Bergamotte #22

    Happy Birthday Mme du Barry!

    reine
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    Re: Ma Griffe by Carvin, vintage. Really?

    Now, can we persuade Rochas and Fendi (among so many others!) to follow suit?

    reine
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    Re: A Rewarding Blind Buy.

    Welcome to the Bellogdia lovers' club!

    reine
  36. Re: Can't make up my mind. I am going batty. Help please.

    While you're there, try Poivre if you like Bellogdia!

    reine
  37. Thread: Fath de Fath.

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    Re: Fath de Fath.

    I just read a thread that suggested Fath de Fath as a substitute for Rochas Alchemie (discontinued)

    I finished my bottle of Alchimie (very homme-able) long ago and have a mini of Fath de Fath -...
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    Re: What about splash bottles?

    I tip the bottle onto the desired area carefully - but I have 'taken a bath' more than once! Still, I haven't found a method I prefer.

    reine
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    Re: The Great Unwashed

    I'll admit to only bathing every other day - and daily use of a washcloth and a bidet - but my skin and hair do better not being stripped daily by products.

    Belle de Sud
  40. Re: Can't make up my mind. I am going batty. Help please.

    I prefer Bellogdia...something in VdN I don't love.....


    reine
  41. Re: Your Favorite Two Pierre Balmain Fragrances Are and Why?

    Vent Vert has been 'my' fragrance for more than 40 years - and I still 'see' springtime every time!
    Ivoire is my second favorite, followed by Balmain de Balmain, La Mome, BalMan, Miss...
  42. Thread: Morticia Addams

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    Re: Morticia Addams

    I can picture Morticia in Soir de Lune!

    reine
  43. Re: Name a fragrance that whenever you smell, brings back good, or bad memories

    Patchouli oil = reminds me of college
    Chloe - my mother
    Youth Dew - first serious love affair
    Obsession - my marriage
    Jicky - a wonderful trip to France in 2000
    Aramis - my father in law
    So...
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    Re: Ask a fragrance dude

    Thank heavens!

    reine
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    Re: Ask a fragrance dude

    True, FrouFrou! But Basenoters are NOT the general population!

    reine
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    Re: The essence of sex

    Obsession, Tabu, Bal a Versailles - all good calls!

    reine
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    Re: Ask a fragrance dude

    Thanks David and Ganjahala - for confirming my secret thoughts about non-perfumista mens' feelings! Womens' stuff!

    reine
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    Re: Baroque perfume -suggestions

    Bal a Versailles
    Palazzo
    Youth Dew

    reine
  49. Re: Do you like any of the perfumes that are trendy at the moment?

    Isn't it funny that so many of us honestly don't KNOW what frags are trendy? I think we all breathe (intentionally) rareified air!

    reine
  50. Re: Women Like to Smell How They Feel, Reports Mintel

    I agree with the statistics - I choose each day (and night's) fragrance according to mood, weather, wardrobe....and the way I feel at that moment!

    reine
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    Re: Mahora by Guerlain.

    I have, like and wear Mahora - but not too often, as I am nursing my beautiful golden bottle along....

    reine
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    Re: Ask a fragrance dude

    Hi David!

    What do you think of the 'conventional wisdom' of most men prefering vanilla in a woman's perfume?

    reine
  53. Thread: Unsung Treasures

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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    I love Krizia's Krazy for a mega-patch day - delicious and very strong.

    reine
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    Re: Another Top Ten List Thread

    Current (today's) top 10:

    Vent Vert (becker or earlier)
    Coco
    Mystere
    Byzance
    Josef Statkus Juovas Statevicious
    Youth Dew
    Poivre
    Balmain de Balmain
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    Re: New Fragrance: Zippo Original

    The notes sound wonderful - I will look out for this one~

    reine
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    Re: Your top 5 "non niche" perfumes

    I am a bit surprised at YSL Y showing up on so many lists! Thought this one was a secret weapon!

    reine
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    Re: Do you wear perfume on lazy days?

    Always! And in heavier applications than for going out - lazy days are good for testing too, or for wearing uber strong scents that raise eyebrows in public!

    reine
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    Re: Your top 5 "non niche" perfumes

    Top 5 non-niche:

    Balmain Vent Vert (Becker or older)
    Rochas Mystere
    L'Heure Bleue
    Rive Gauche
    Youth Dew

    reine
  59. Re: Paco Rabanne 1 Million is the sweetest perfume I have used

    dying to be trying!

    reine
  60. Thread: My Introduction

    by reine
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    Re: My Introduction

    Welcome Nickyplat! You are in the right place to find new perfumes!

    reine
  61. Re: suggestions for living in a hot and humid climate

    I live in a hot and humid area too and decided years ago not to let the weather affect my choices TOO much! Wear a bit less when it is past awful, otherwise indulge yourself and wear what you like!
    ...
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    Re: I'm done with fragrances for this year

    My perfume budget is nil for the rest of the year too guys - when I get the urge, I 'shop' my collection and samples for something unfamiliar. This has really helped me! BTW I never shop in stores...
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    Re: whats the deal with Creed?

    Had Love in White and traded it away - not sure why the fabulous rep!

    reine
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    Re: HELP: Chamade or L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain

    I suggest L'Heure Bleue - Chamade is powdery-sweet, LHB more refined and unisex.

    Reine
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    Re: S O T D October 24th, 2010, Sunday

    Sarah Horowitz Madonna Lily


    reine
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    Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    I just found a petit bijou that makes me very happy - a mini bottle of Rochas Mystere parfum!

    reine
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    Re: Purchasing Manager - Dubai - Fragrances

    in my dreams.......

    reine
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    Re: Is this a Golden Age of perfumery?

    Given what is currently the state of 'popular' perfumery, I would say we are in the declining years of a golden age of perfumery - personally I consider the last century a golden age for perfume use...
  69. Re: Test your fragrance knowledge with this 8-question quiz about the color blue in perfumery

    I got 6 of 8 questions right - score 120 (75%)

    reine
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    Re: Fed up with Celebrity Perfumes

    All depends on the scent - no real standouts so far, but I like Lovely and KMS Baby Phat Golden Goddess.

    Reine
  71. Thread: Back up bottles

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    Re: Back up bottles

    I keep backup bottles of Vent Vert, Rochas Mystere, original Chloe, Byzance, Christian Lacroix, Tweed, Mitsouko, several others. I have a special shelf for backups so they don't get opened before...
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    Re: Boozy Frag Suggestions

    A very boozy feminine peach is Alexandra de Markoff's No Regrets. Lovely.

    reine
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    Re: SotD-Thursday 14,October 2010

    Y by Yves St Laurent for me today


    reine
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    Re: When A Fragrance Ages

    The few fragrances I have had go 'off' were trades - my own collection has never had a bad bottle. I believe the care taken of one's perfumes really pays off - like Tott I have some that are decades...
  75. Re: Does ordering cologne online effect the way it smells overall (cuz of shipping)?

    Every bottle travels quite a bit in its life - think of the shipping and warehouses they are forced to endure! Naturally the cooler the better, you might want to cut down ordering in the heat of the...
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    Re: Well, just perfect.

    Poor dear! Take your medicine, take hot showers to loosen the gunk, use lots of tissues and fondle your bottles!

    reine
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    Re: Fragrance Free Days ?

    Nevah!

    reine
  78. Re: Niche-ish Designer Scents (Current Reformulation)

    I'll contribute L'Heure Bleue to the should-be-niche list.....

    reine
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    Re: Mitsouko finally likes me!

    Isn't it wonderful for a bauble from Daisy Gatsby's dressing table to be so loved and treasured today? I can hear long gone voices and laughter, tinkling ice cubes, rustling silks.....

    reine
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    Re: Le Baiser du Dragon.

    Off buying Le Baisier du Dragon~

    reine
  81. Thread: Caron

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    Re: Caron

    My favorites are Poivre, Bellogdia, Parfum Sacre and Or et Noir - but it is hard to go wrong from the urns!

    reine
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    Re: do any of u have the same problem i have??

    Because I ran out of money, I have had to calm down on the purchases drastically - and guess what? The fever has cooled a bit - when I get antsy for new perfume I 'shop my closet' and always find...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    PaulSC - the bottle you asked about is Roger & Gallet''s Fougere - nice but very soapy.

    reine

    thanks for the positive comments ya'll!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/byrdeaux/Sept-Oct2009022.jpg
    http://i631.photobucket.com/albums/uu36/byrdeaux/Sept-Oct2009024.jpg...
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    Re: Fragrance Research - What do you want most?

    For those looking for peppery carnation, try Caron Poivre.

    reine
  86. Re: Protest At Abercrombie & Fitch Over Toxic Fragrance(s)

    Who remembers the 'would you care to sample Giorgio' days???

    reine
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    Re: SoTD - Saturday 9th October 2010

    In Chanel Coco for the third day in a row - intoxicating!

    Reine
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    Re: What you just threw away!

    I just threw out Intuition, it smelled off.

    Reine
    not a tear
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    Re: My adventures with jammed stopper bottles...

    Will be trying the refrigerator cure this afternoon on a bottle I have had for 3 years in frustration!

    Reine
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    Re: SoTD ~ Sunday October 3rd 2010

    Franck Olivier for a breezy fall day....

    Reine
  91. Re: discontinued/reformulated blues - womens fragrances

    +1 for Rive Gauche and Diorissimo, Kewart -

    I miss Krazy Krizia, Mystere de Rochas and Christobal too.

    Reine
  92. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    The 'cat pee' note is ......? Guerlain's Acqu Allegoria Pamplelune is the Queen IMO!


    Reine
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    Re: Civet and hormonal cycle -- is there a link?

    My goodness, such analysis! Imagine the fun we could have regarding stinky cheeses or rubber! In my world it is enough to say that x loves civet, and y doesn't - nevermind the pseudosciences!
    ...
  94. Thread: Avatars

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    Re: Avatars

    No, you are doing something right! Not paying hard earned dollars for free internet!

    Reine
  95. Re: Is it my imagination, or does Lauder's Youth Dew smell like a twin sister of YSL's Opium?

    Youth Dew fan for 45 years - wouldn't change a thing! And kudos to Moondeva for doing her homework on these divinely sexy scents -

    Reine
  96. Thread: I want you!

    by reine
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    Re: I want you!

    OK, Nukapai. count me in!

    Reine
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    Re: Harrods Perfume Extravaganza

    Wow!

    Reine
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    Re: perfume article in Women's Health

    A floral cloud of great distinction here in Terracatta sous les vent - forget pastel perfumes!

    Reine
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28 August 2010

    She Wood Velvet Forest today...

    Reine
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    Re: S o t D Sunday 18 July 2010

    Ralph Lauren Safari for me in hot, humid weather today

    Reine
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