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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Ended up in By Kilian's Love & Tears from a sample courtesy of PerfumedLady.
  2. Re: Psychological disorders and fragrance: byproduct or true passion?

    I think a lot of us here can relate to the compulsion to explore a note or category thoroughly. I don't think that's something that's exclusive to disordered behavior. As others have said, you may...
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    Re: Recommend me some new fragrances!

    Dior Homme Cologne is fresh and citrusy.

    Also, if you like Allure Homme Sport, you might like Allure Homme Edition Blanche.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Today in the Physical Therapy waiting room: Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
  5. Thread: Spring 2017

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    Re: Spring 2017

    Excited to spend time with some newer bottles:
    -Cristalle Eau Verte
    -Eau Claire des Merveilles
    -Eau Belle (vintage)
    -No. 5 L'Eau

    And some older Spring favorites:
    -Diorella
    -With Love by...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th March, 2017

    Today for St. Patrick's Day I began in something green: Eau Parfumee Au The Vert Extreme. Tonight I'm wearing my Christmas perfume, L de Lolita, because my favorite Rom-Com is The Holiday, set at...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I loved her in Burn Notice!



    Ugh... yes! And fish! And oils like avocados!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    One of my favorites is The Holiday, so I'm wearing my Christmas perfume: L de Lolita.
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    Re: In search of boozy vanilla perfumes for women.

    Agreeing with:
    -Les Couvent des Minimes Cologne of the Mission
    -Dior Addict

    Adding:
    -Indult Tihota (boozy in the sense of vanilla extract in alcohol)
    -Bvlgari Blv Notte (discontinued)
    -L de...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th March, 2017

    Congrats to Robin, and Happy Birthday to Cestrum and Dora!

    Testing PG Cadjmere 18 today and it is gorgeous! Thanks, Quarry!
  11. Re: Whatever happened to Comptoir Sud Pacifique?

    Sephora stopped carrying the line for years, as I recall, and then recently reintroduced it. My favorite, Amour de Cacao, seems to have been reformulated, based on reviews at LuckyScent and Sephora,...
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    Re: Interesting Study

    Can confirm: I'm good at picking out scents for my brother (as confirmed by girlfriends).
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    Re: Getting back into fragrances

    Or you could try Guerlain Vetiver, which is a nice, airy one. If you are looking for straight vetiver, sniff Heeley's Vetiver Veritas. If you're looking for a smokier one, Chanel Sycomore.

    Also if...
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    Re: Two Basenotes articles won Jasmine awards!

    I deeply enjoyed both of those articles.

    Claire, your writing is always enchanting and your reviews have guided many a sampling adventure of mine.

    Laurin, your article was both courageous and...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

    Chanel No. 5 L'Eau today and Infusion d'Iris tonight, after a bout with an incredibly loud and stinky body wash sample at the gym...



    Sea Roses, I'm so jealous that Parfum de Therese smells...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Thanks for the update, and I'm bumping the thread so everyone sees it, since we were out of commission for awhile.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I admire your ability to compliment a stranger. I'd like to do that more.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Alien on a coworker the other day
  19. Thread: Fun new game

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    Re: Fun new game

    Ok, I'm not too familiar with the scent, but based on image, notes, and reputation of the house, let's say Zac Efron.

    How about Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford?
  20. Poll: Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Am considering the following for me:

    -Oud Fleur
    -Rive d'Ambre
    -Mandarino di Amalfi
    -Jasmin Rouge

    Bought Neroli Portofino Acqua for Mr. Kotori (he fell in love)

    Also like for Mr. K:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th March, 2017

    Continuing from Sunday:



    Kewart, I empathize completely with the sciatica and all the pains... I've been miserable myself since my L5 herniation a few weeks ago; can hardly sit.

    Perhaps...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th March, 2017

    Kewart, I empathize completely with the sciatica and all the pains... I've been miserable myself since my L5 herniation a few weeks ago; can hardly sit.

    Perhaps doing the exercise in this video...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th March, 2017

    Mitsouko today. Some days she is so friendly...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    Scored a replacement bottle of Eau Parfumee Au The Vert Extreme on eBay. Just in time- almost out!
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    Re: Hot weather and how to store perfumes?

    When I didn't have AC, I lost some fragrances due to the huge temperature fluctuations we had in the Midwest.
    Nowadays I have AC, and I keep them in the closet, but I have a few I keep in the fridge...
  26. Re: My Wife's Two Faves Have Been Reformulated - Help Please

    If you're looking to get vintage Addict, you're looking for the gold on the bottle, not the silver. Hope that helps. It has been reformulated and is quite different. I don't think anything is very...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th March, 2017

    SOTE Rive d'Ambre by Tom Ford
  28. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    Just activated my membership, too. Welcome back, Grant. I applaud your courage and honesty. In their absence, I realized how much the forums mean to me, and how much therapy they provide.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    Congratulations on that lovely fragrance, Parfum de peau.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th March, 2017

    Wearing my "new baby" again today:

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/ed/31/4e/ed314ed07271314b462e0664593458ec.jpg
  31. Re: NEW: Hermes - Eau des Merveilles Bleue For Women!

    I was wondering because you and I seem to appreciate some similar scents, and I have Elixir and just bought Eau Claire. Strongly considered L'Ambre, but to that end, I may enjoy Ambre Narguile more....
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    Re: Mother's Day Gift suggestions

    She seems to like Jasmine. To that end, I suggest Alien by Thierry Mugler. Or perhaps Amarige by Givenchy.
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    Re: Ladies Fresh Perfume Recommendation

    Lots of great suggestions here so far. My favorite fresh, minimalist scents, in no particular order, and with the caveat that some are now difficult to get:

    -Gieffeffe by Gianfranco Ferre...
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    Re: You paid how much are you ####### mental

    I recently paid $300 each for two bottles of Chanel fragrances. That's my top end, though, and the bottles were 200 ml each. But there's a Tom Ford Private Blend or two I'm considering for $220/50...
  35. Thread: Le Labo

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    Re: Le Labo

    Labdanum 18 is my favorite, too. But on the two you mentioned, I'd go with Bergamotte 22.
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    Re: Affordable but High Quality

    My budget-quality favorite houses are Roger and Gallet, Guerlain, Dior, Etat Libre d'Orange, L'Artisan, Hermes, Kenzo, and Bvlgari.
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    Re: Need some advice

    You might like Givenchy Pi.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    L'Heure Bleue is a great idea. He'd be psyched to smell something with so much history, and all the Guerlains have recently been pulled from our Dillards. On the positive side, our Sephora recently...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    Found a 30 ml bottle of Bvlgari The Vert Extreme on eBay and got it for about $55 with the code! I'm psyched because mine is almost gone and I had resigned myself to life without it! Yay for...
  40. Re: Ebay 20% Off Beauty - Code C20HELLOSPRING ON $25 OR MORE, THROUGH 3/11

    Just used! Thanks!
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    Re: Today I Sold/Swapped/Binned

    Gave away Marc Jacobs Honey. Our love affair had grown tepid and it was becoming too much of a headache.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Wow! You spoil us, Perfumed Lady! I will get back to you on that. Just found out my little stinker has been breaking into my Atelier Colognes sampler. He really does have a good nose, though. I...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    I ran into that line at Barney's and enjoyed it. My friend picked up a bottle of their Black Tulip, which is lovely.

    This week I bought a bottle of:
    ...
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    Re: Favorite Byredo Scent? ...

    Pulp is my favorite, too. It just got discontinued, but I think eBay has some.
  45. Re: I received some extremely bad news that I'd like to share with my Basenotes family.

    I'm so sorry, Richard. I'll be praying for you.
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    Re: Most worn in February 2017

    Worn in Feb:

    3x-
    -Labdanum 18
    -Flower by Kenzo

    2x-
    -31 Rue Cambon
    -Cologne Sologne
    -Coromandel
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    Re: A lot of my decants evaporated

    Interesting that everyone is recommending glass: it's the glass one and that dries out on me!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th February, 2017

    http://media.hermes.com/media/wysiwyg/Prehome/Fragrances/ambre-narguil_.jpg

    Today I'm testing Ambre Narguile on my skin, thanks to NCal. I'm finding it plays very differently on my skin than it...
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    Forgot to mention Shalimar Ode a La Vanille Sur La Rouge du Mexique. It's right up there with Eau Legere is the best Shalimar flanker. Love. Reminds me of the Shalimar extrait from the 80's that my...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th February, 2017

    Safron Troublant
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    Re: Warm perfume, with a buttery-like scent?

    -The Body Shop Brazil Nut
    -Philosophy Fresh Cream
    -L'Artisan Safron Troublant

    Agree with Matin Calin, too.
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    Re: New uniform bottles for Guerlain

    I'm not a fan.
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    Re: Retested the TF Private Blends yesterday

    Oud Fleur is probably my favorite oud. Congrats!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    It really was a great choice to send me, and all my boys approve of it, too. I am not sure I need both in my wardrobe, but the earthiness of Amarinthine really appealed to my 9-yr.-old and me. He...
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    Re: Do you have a signature scent?

    I have one that I wear twice as often as the next one down on the list.
  56. Re: Do people ever find you *weird* about your love of perfumes.

    Of course they think I'm weird if I go all deep into the notes. But I only do that with hubby and bestie. But Bestie has kinda jumped in with me and recently took me to Barney's and let me pick out a...
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    Re: A real fresh linen scent

    Demeter is a good suggestion. I also get a linen vibe from Blanche by Byredo.
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    Re: Perfume and grief

    So sorry for your loss, Sea Roses. I took comfort in Dioressence during the time after my grandmother's death about a year ago. And during my uncle's untimely death, it was Mitsouko.

    I have one...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    In Amarinthine by Penhaligon's today from a sample from Perfumed Lady. First full day wearing on this. I would characterize it as a greener, earthier, drier Sira des Indes. The banana leaf and cumin...
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    Re: My plan for 2017

    Well, in 2016 I bought 6, and received four as gifts. I also gave away, sold, or binned 5. So net, I went up a few.

    My collection feels about right; maybe slightly big. I have a couple of nearly...
  61. Re: How Many Colognes In Your Collection Were JUST Because Of The Bottle?

    I really like Guerlain bottles and almost bought La Petite Robe Noire Eau Fraiche for the bottle... it went sour on my skin, though, so that was a no.
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    Re: Advice on something fresh...

    It's too bad you're in the UK or I would make you a Cristalle EV sample. It's like Cristalle... less lemon, more green, and some magnolia.
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    Re: Advice on something fresh...

    [/QUOTE]

    Well don't leave us hanging- what was the woman's reaction??
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    Poll: Re: Best Tom Ford out of these four?

    One of these things is not like the others...

    Neroli Portofino is too different from the other three to compare. It's great, though! I like it and Tuscan Leather,
    of the ones you mentioned.
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    Re: Dior Homme Cologne Advice

    I don't think DHC is very similar to DH or DHI. But I love it. I got the sample for myself, but Mr. Kotori stole it, so I bought him a bottle, and it's his favorite summer scent. Very citrusy with a...
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    Re: Advice on something fresh...

    Seconding Cristalle Eau Verte for the tea lover in you (so much there's no tea listed in the notes. I smell it, anyway.) A cold beauty which I received for Christmas and am looking forward to...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 19th February, 2017

    Speaking of Iris, I'm testing:

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-XLri3P1JkmI/T4U2fiDOQfI/AAAAAAAAACY/I8iQzbzcP6U/s1600/cartier+heure+promise.png
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    Re: Best Guerlain ever ....

    I've owned quite a few: Shalimar EDT & Extrait, vintage Mitsouko, Pamplelune, Mentafolia, Limon Verde, With Love, Shalimar Mexique... and while I have yet to try the exclusives, my all-time favorite...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    I'm in and I could add Infusion d'Iris by Prada.
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    Re: Advice on something fresh...

    Oddly enough, Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc is my go-to musk. My husband got into for me 8 years ago when we had a one-year-old and I was hormonally still very sensitive to strong fragrances. I'm a good...
  71. Thread: Spring floral?

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    Re: Spring floral?

    Oh and laying aside the published notes, Michael Kors for women has the effect of a clean gardenia.
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    Re: Advice on something fresh...

    It really is. It's a summer must for me.

    Also, try:
    -Atelier Colognes citruses such as Cedrat Enivrant and Bergamot Soleil
    -Hermes Un Jardin series (Sur Le Nil and Sur Le Toit are my favorites,...
  73. Thread: Spring floral?

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    Re: Spring floral?

    A few ideas come to mind:
    -Diorissimo (Lily of the valley)
    -Beige by Chanel (freesia & frangipani)
    -the Jour de Hermes series
    -the new Miu Miu Eau Bleu (hate original Miu Miu)
    -Eau de Magnolia...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Most of my challenging notes are flowers, and that's mostly because of headache reactions. But I also find fig and coconut to be challenging. I like fig, but it can easily overwhelm a fragrance, and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th February, 2017

    Hazel5 I'm thinking about purchasing Eau Duelle. It's lovely. Are you testing the EDT or the EDP?

    Elixir des Merveilles for me tonight.
  76. Re: Bloomberg article on how to wear perfumes (for men)

    The inner thigh application is interesting in regard to the "trail." I'd be lying if I said I hadn't done it more than once.
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    Re: Best fragrances for Mother's Day

    Ysatis was created by perfumer Dominique Ropion. I would think she might like some of his others, such as:

    -Amarige by Givenchy
    -Flowerbomb by Viktor & Rolf
    -Alien by Mugler
    -La Vie Est Belle...
  78. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    14 sprays of Marc Jacobs Honey. This scent loves a rainy day.
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    Re: Thanks, Hednic !!

    Adding to the praise: Hednic helped me find a reputable store in the EU that was selling something I couldn't get here in the US!
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    Re: Please help me find a new signature?

    I haven't smelled Ralph Lauren Love, that I remember... but it seems to focus on Magnolia, based on reviews. So you could look for Magnolia based scents by searching by Note on Fragrantica.

    A...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    After my first week of attempting to adhere to a rotation, I find my lack of weather predicting skills to be a problem:
    I had to break the wintry rotation today for a spritz of Diorella.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th February, 2017

    Today is a Diorella day here in Memphis: 74 degrees F, breezy, with moderate humidity.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    The coconut must be what annoys me about Un Bois Vanille. Hm...

    This morning I smelled Cashmere Mist on the elevator.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I'm in Cologne Sologne by Parfums de Nicolai because Cologne is a city in Germany where Eau de Cologne the genre began. That's the best I've got.
  85. Re: For you collectors out there, or with collector's mentality.. when did you break that pattern &

    I'm not sure I've ever really thought of it as "collecting," per se. I think of myself as an enthusiast and a hobbyist. I have culled the wardrobe at times, just as I do my clothing drawers when I...
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    Re: Mr. Kotori Goes to Vegas (again)

    I'll see what I can do.



    Oh! Good suggestion!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I have no idea what to make of the Berlin theme coming up. Interpretations are welcome.
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    Re: Bah Gawd Coromandel smells amazing!!

    Own the EDT and have a large sample of the EDP. I got to wear them side by side while the reformulation changeover was happening. I ordered the EDT from Sak's before they sold out. It's superior....
  89. Re: The scent that awoke your interest in perfumery: Story and self made photo of the bottle

    I was interested in perfume since I was a small child and was never without a bottle since maybe 8 years of age. However, the interest in perfumery in general was catapulted by my 2nd trip to Paris...
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    Re: Mr. Kotori Goes to Vegas (again)

    Anyone else care to chime in? He's on a plane tomorrow morning.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th February, 2017

    It's a testing weekend with me testing in the AMs and then putting on something alone for the afternoon/evening. Today I have tested the following:

    -Blackout Bubbling Derek Lam
    -By the Fireplace...
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    Re: My first blindbuy was...

    Elizabeth Arden Green Tea Lavender
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    Re: Anyone try Tiziana Terenzi's Orion

    It did not initially remind me of Aventus. I thought it was much sweeter and smokier than Aventus, and unlike Aventus, I thought it was unisex.
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    Re: Best Leather perfumes

    Agree. Also,

    Cuir Ottoman- Parfums d'Empire
    Cuir de Russie by Chanel
    Cuir d'Ange by Hermes
  95. Re: Recommendations by cool wisemen for a hot, humid newbie?

    My favorite for Memphis TN summers is a unisex: Un Jardin Sur Le Nil by Hermes.

    Also like Dior Homme Cologne.
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    Poll: Re: The battle of the Vetivers

    The Guerlain of these. Oh, and I have purchased it for a man before.

    If you are looking to expand your list, my three favorite vetivers are:

    1) Chanel Sycomore
    2) Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire...
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    Re: Looking for a bright, energetic fragrance

    The Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Bart's suggestion was a good one.

    I would also add:

    1) Cologne by Etat Libre d'Orange
    2) Dior Homme Cologne
    3) Oranges and Lemons Say the Bells of St. Clemens by...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I work with a lot of men and women from India. I do think it's a man from India whom I keep passing in the hallway that is the source of the vetiver.



    Amazing.



    It's an old favorite. I...
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    Re: Mr. Kotori Goes to Vegas (again)

    You're right; I'd forgotten there was a Dior there...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Also I keep smelling Vetiver at work. I think it's an oil.
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