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    Strange Invisible Perfumes-EDP or Parfum

    Or something else entirely?

    It's been a dog's age since I've posted here...I think I got too busy around the time my mom's cancer came back. A *lot* of life has happened since then (including two...
  2. Re: His and Hers combinations-- do you and your guy ever wear complementary scents?

    Here, let me expand the discussion to encompass same sex partners. :) I'm definitely the perfume-obsessed one, but my gf likes her scents too, for sure. We don't gravitate towards the same...
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    It's been awhile since I indulged--holidays and all--but it was time to answer the sample/decant itch, so...a small-ish decant each of Snow Rose and No. 4, and parfum samples from Strange Invisible...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 22 January

    Unintentional layering today...I sprayed on Bond No. 9 Wall Street this morning, but have discovered since that something I'm wearing is already pretty well marinated in Fracas. Oops. Oddly, the big...
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    Re: Anyone Tried Tokyo Milk??

    :) I posted about these when I ran into them a month or so ago. I bought Waltz--true rose dominated, suprisingly longlasting. I would suggest a "spritz and go to dinner" test before purchase...I...
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    Re: SotD Friday 16 January

    It is sooo cold here today in Virginia! Okay, it's not Vermont cold, but it's plenty cold enough, thank you. :) Meeting a friend later who dislikes rose scents, so those were out, and I'm working...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 7 January

    Rainy, cold, icky morning here in Virginia--Angelique Sous Le Pluies (which I have no doubt misspelled) for me today.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 January - Epiphany

    Happily surrounded in Snow Rose today---it is, as so many people have said, exquisite.
  9. Re: Perfume House Private Reserve--disappointment :(

    False alarm! It was a somewhat badly translated email communique, I think. At any rate, it's all good!
  10. Perfume House Private Reserve--disappointment :(

    So in the selection of samples in my stocking this year, there was a wee vial of Snow Rose. I have been purposely avoiding the Private Reserve collection, because I just *knew* what would happen,...
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    Re: SotD Monday 5 January 2009

    Oh, SUCH a Monday. Aoud Queen Roses for me today.
  12. Re: Anyone familiar with Strange Invisible Perrfumes?

    I received a decant of Black Rossette as part of a holiday gift---on me, it was a wonderful, wafting mix of rose and leather, with mint adding an unusual but good lightness to the whole thing---sort...
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    Re: Favorites and Hair Color and Birth Month

    Tuberose, Rose, Oud (the real bitter, biting stuff)

    Stawberry blonde, blue eyes

    November (Scorpio, but almost all my other planets are in Sag...the end result is as you might imagine.)
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    Re: Scent politics in the office

    I'm curious about why you're thinking of wearing it at all, if you don't usually? I'm kind of assuming that to the extent you've worn Angel in the past, you have not worn it to work. If it were me,...
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    Re: TokyoMilk? Anyone?

    Oh, thanks, you guys, for asking! My mom's actually doing okay. She's on this crazy new targeted chemo that seeks out the little spots of cancer and cuts off their blood supply, so they die...and...
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    Re: TokyoMilk? Anyone?

    :) I went for the "douse yourself in three fragrances and go to dinner" approach...I'm glad I did, bc I almost bought Ex Libris instead of Waltz, based on my initial sniff (and because fig and...
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    TokyoMilk? Anyone?

    ...so, hi again. I haven't posted in a really long time, I know. I learned in early spring that my mom's cancer was back and had spread and that sort of pushed my personal settings to "overwhelm"...
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    Re: New, exceptional?

    I don't know Beyond Love! What's it like? You've totally confirmed by SIP longings, though. :) I'm actually trying to move away from tuberose a bit. My chemistry seems to work well with it, which...
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    Re: New, exceptional?

    Let's see--bottles are Bandit, Fracas, Black Orchid, Oud Queen Roses, Je Reviens (there's a story behind that one), Coney Island, Carnal Flower...is that it? I think so. I'll go add as much as I...
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    New, exceptional?

    So I think this partially just the end-of-the-season grumpies, but for the past few mornings, I've considered my array of scent choices (and let me tell, my wardrobe doesn't include the pile of...
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    Re: Basenotes Women's artwork for t-shirts & more

    oh WOW. Huggies, kisses and pileheaps of gratitude all 'round!!! Warming up the credit card now. You are a goddess of the highest order, Quarry!
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    Re: June Purchases ?

    I've been a really good girl for months now on the perfume purchasing front, but not so much on the working out front...soooo, treated myself to a verysmall bottle Aoud Queen Roses as a...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, April 9

    ...poked around in my Box of Forgotten Decants and decided to give Montale's Oud Rose Petals a try today. Dabbed the juice on at 6:30 this morning, now it's almost 11:00 and the rose is just...
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    Re: Suggest Lutens and Malles

    Gosh...it really depends on what you're looking for. SL scents in particular range from really lovely to really, well, kinda out there. Take tuberose, for instance. I love tuberose. Malle's Carnal...
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    Perfume bottle First Aid?

    So, I'm not the most graceful person, despite a lifetime of dance classes. I managed to drop my brand new, really big bottle of Coney Island. The bottle did not break, but the spray nozzle top...
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    Re: SotD Friday 29th of February

    Ah, Friday. :) Survived (and indeed, more than that) first supreme court argument, it's payday--feeling a bit less stressed today, so Bond's Coney Island for me today!
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    Re: Coco or Coco Mademoiselle?

    I agree with purplebird--I don't smell much familial relation between the two. Coco on me smells like a dead animal, but on people who don't have that unfortunate reaction, I find it smells...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 28th February 2008

    If I owned Chergui, I'd have showered myself in it too. Sheesh. Woke up in a mood, nothing would suit...ended up choosing Black Orchid. Happy with that, but still in a mood. Best not to type more...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 27 February

    First appearance before the state Supreme Court this morning. Conservative suit and Bandit!
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    Re: SotD Friday 22 February

    Like indiscreet, I'm in Coney Island today.
  31. Re: Do you let someone else influence what scent you wear?

    It depends on the situation and person, for me. Day-to-day, I wear perfume to please myself. No one at work complains about what I wear (indeed, no one seems to notice), so that's easy. On a...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 21 February

    Today I'm in Bandit, thanks to indiscreet! It's cold here, a perfect day to spend enveloped in soft leather and green. :)
  33. Thread: Washington DC?

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    Re: Washington DC?

    Just a quick post-trip follow-up: Art with Flowers, wonderful. The Saks in the same mall, excellent. Blue Mercury, not worth the trouble (nothing noteworthy scentwise and unacceptably rude staff).
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 20 February

    Needed to feel lighthearted today, so am in (newly purchased) Bond No. 9 Coney Island.
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    Re: What will your Valentines Fragrance be?

    After some indecision this morning (and a decidedly unromantic workload bringing on an equally unromantic lack of patience and good temper), I went with Une Rose. I may switch to Black Orchid for...
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    Re: Culling my wardrobe

    Gosh, indiscreet, that's insanely generous of you! I'm a huge Piguet fan and would be happy to provide a good home for that bottle of Bandit (and happy to provide postage, etc.).
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 5 February

    ::moment of jealousy of all those people on whom Tabac Blonde smells like something other than an odd blend of ashtray and drag queen::

    Ahem.

    Dunno what got into me...I don't tend to wear...
  38. Thread: Washington DC?

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    Re: Washington DC?

    So we're going to run up to NoVA and DC for a little niche sniffa...is the info here still accurate? The current plan to head to Art with Flowers and then to Blue Mercury in Georgetown, and perhaps...
  39. Re: Seeking suggestions: spicy, with a touch of sweetness

    Thank you all for the great suggestions! I'll read some reviews and order some decants for her to play with.
  40. Seeking suggestions: spicy, with a touch of sweetness

    Like so many of you, I'm sure, I have friends who have become innocent victims of my perfume obsession. One of those friends found herself buying a Serge Luten over the summer, while I was giving...
  41. Re: What kind of women have..."chemistry that eats fragrance"?

    Hmm, interesting! In general, I find that my skin eats fragrance (Shalimar, for instance, turns into a thin lemon-y whimper on me, which frankly is just sad). My skin is not dry, I'm a thin redhead...
  42. Re: Today's Wish List...Your Top Three Desired Scents

    Hmmm.

    A big bottle of Carnal Flower
    Bottles of Chanel's Cuir de Russie, both new and vintage.

    I guess that counts as three. :)
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 09 January 2008

    Wrapped in the sweet warmth of Delices de Cartier today (thanks lally!!!!).
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    Re: Happy New Year! SOTD January 1, 2008

    Undecided and out-of-sorts this morning, but I didn't want to wear any of my go-to comfort perfumes...seemed a bad starting note. So, after rooting around through my samples, I'm starting the day in...
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    Re: Two current games in play- for samples!

    lally---

    Would that be JK Rowling?
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    ...and, what the heck, I'm terrible at guessing numbers, but I'll toss out January 16th...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 12 December

    Oh, MikePerez, how lovely! Is it wonderful?

    After a few days in different scents from my (already alarmingly large) decant collection (Lonestar Memories, 24 Fouberg), I'm back in my beloved,...
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    Re: Recent Compliments

    Carnal Flower garners me the most compliments, TF Black Orchid runs a close second.
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    Re: Sotd Wednesday 5th December 2007

    First hint of snow today, touch of the pre-holiday blues...Fumerie Turque for me today: warm, but not too inviting :)
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 30 November 2007

    SL Borneo 1834 for me today...I seem to be running through my decant of this one awfully quickly. Uh oh :)
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    Re: wildly unsuitable, but exciting, frags - top 3

    :) Okay, now I'm going to have to get my paws on some vintage Cuir de Russie. Of the new one, I say that all that's missing is the actual horse!


    Wildly unsuitable, yet exciting. Hm. My top two...
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    Re: all purpose "anytime" fragrances - your top 2

    :) My stepdaughter once brought home a "neutered male" who also ended up being spayed.

    Anyway. Fragrance. Right now my "go to" top two are Fracas EDT (I know, but my skin kills sillage, so it...
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    Re: Fracas being pulled from shelves :(

    ::whew!!!:: Thanks, Mia, for checking! I think I'll go ahead and get the big bottle the SA put on hold for me--easier than ordering later. I've just settled into Fracas as my everday scent (I know...
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    Fracas being pulled from shelves :(

    My Nordstrom SA just called to tell me she'd put aside a large bottle for me...she said she was told to pull all the remaining bottles and send them back!
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for October 2007)

    I've been a bad, bad girl...kind of went on a sample binge at Perfumed Court. I swear I'm done with samples for a little while and my next purchase will be a big bottle of something!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30th October

    Chanel Cuir de Russie. Finally, I've found a Chanel I can wear!
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    Re: Must-have Tuberose?

    Oh gee...and just when I thought I'd stop for a little while, a tuberose thread! Of course, you've all made every suggestion sound wonderful, too. I have Carnal Flower and Fracas. If I want good...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for September 2007)

    I decided to go ahead, shameless tuberose hussy that I am, and get a bottle of Fracas...not so much time to think about decants for a little bit, as I found out that I'm going to be a grandma :)
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 14 September

    Back in Fracas EdP today...I feel a purchase coming on! :) Happy Friday, everyone!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 13 September

    Fracas in parfum form for me today--more demure and close to the skin than the EDP, or so it seems to me.
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 12th

    Today I am trying Fracas in EdP form (tomorrow, parfum!). I dabbed...okay, maybe doused...myself with it this morning, early-ish. Eight hours have passed. Not only can I still smell it, without...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 31 August

    Today it's Fumerie Turque for me, to my considerable surprise. It was part of a group of samples that led me to determine I'm really a tuberose girl and that tobacco on my skin smells horrible. I...
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 27th August

    Today I am trying Cabaret, by Ayala Moriel.
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    Re: What's new with you since we went off line?

    I've been out in the world proving what a very bad influence you people really are! ;)

    Let's see...introduced one friend at work, my best friend *and* my girlfriend (oh, and a bartender) to...
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    Re: If you could have only one perfume...

    Oh, gee...I am enjoying playing the field a bit right now, but I think if I went with just one, it would be Carnal Flower (saving for a bottle now--why, oh, why, did I get hooked on the most...
  65. Thread: SotD 10 May

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    Re: SotD 10 May

    After a series of days with various Carons with disappointingly 'meh' results (so 'meh' I don't readily remember which ones, even), I'm in day two with N'aimez que Moi, which I'm surprised to find I...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 4 May

    Testdriving Bellodgia for the second day...Wednesday I was out and about and not really able to gauge the scent much at all...today is an in-the-office day and I can pay more attention. The initial...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 1 May

    Testing Narcisse Noir today, which I grabbed from a pile of new samples without a lot of thought...now being "rewarded" for my thoughtless selection--not the right day for a strong and spicy kind of...
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    Re: SotD April 24, Tuesday

    :) I was afraid of that!!! I never seem to have a taste for least expensive version of anything...
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    Re: SotD April 24, Tuesday

    Today I am wearing Carnal Flower...I took the questionnaire and they were so sweet and I think mailed the sample immediately. It is really, really wonderful...I've never thought of myself as a "big...
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 20 April

    Borrowed a friend's decant of Caron's French Can Can...a little inapposite to the day, but it is what it is. At any rate, love this fragrance--an inital big explosion of flowers that dries to be...
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    Re: Caron: Narrowing the field

    Wow! Thank you, everyone! I think what I'm going to do is order EDP samples from Les Senteurs again...the EDP seems to "work" on me and they were terrific with my first order, so why not reward them...
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    Re: Caron: Narrowing the field

    My skin also "eats" Shalimar...it's very sad, really. I shamelessly love a lot of sillage ("I love this scent, and you're going to learn to love it too!") and hate when *I* can't even smell my...
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    Caron: Narrowing the field

    So I've been sampling and sniffing diligently and am finding that Caron fragrances seem to agree with me generally, at least in the sense that they smell on my skin as they are described. I may not...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 18 April

    Another day of feeling fragile...Parfum Sacre seemed right this morning, just not up for the attitude of Black Orchid.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 April

    Still playing with my first round of samples from Les Senteurs...in Virginia today we're all in need of things gentle and quiet, so I'm in Musc Ravageur (with a wee bit of Tabac Blond on my wrist,...
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    Re: SotD Monday 16 April

    Back in Black Orchid today, which I all but bathed in all weekend, I missed it so much. I have six decants of different scents, none of which remotely agreed with me, so I suppose I will chalk that...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 13 April

    I summoned up my courage this morning and decided to try Tabac Blond. I'd read the reviews/warnings and thought I applied sparingly, but still nauseated myself on my drive in. It's settling into...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 12 April

    Today I am test driving Parfum Sacre. It's a chilly, rainy day here and I am reveling in the surprising (to me) warmth of this scent. Yummy!
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday Aprill 11

    My order of samples from Les Senteurs arrived last night, so today I am (attempting to) take a break from Black Orchid and trying Diptyque Philosykos. It smelled like a lush forest when I put it on...
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    Re: ...the mystery of body chemistry...

    Well, rats. Didn't realize "reply" was mysterious too! The first part of my reply is for shycat, the second for moondeva.
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    Re: ...the mystery of body chemistry...

    Wow--interesting! I can see that how we perceive ourselves (and others) would effect how we perceive scents and whether they "match." My favorite helper at the Nordstrom perfume counter (and indeed...
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    ...the mystery of body chemistry...

    Hi all--

    I've been happily lurking and slurping up the information here for a little while. My last shopping expedition has irked me into de-lurking! This may be long, and loaded with...
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