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    Re: Coco Noir de Chanel

    I found it disappointing, underwhelming and quite frankly annoying. I expected so much better from Chanel.
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 14th June 2012

    Gypsy Water
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    Re: If You Could Only Keep One...

    Eff that: I'd sell them all and use the profit to buy myself one bespoke fragrance created just for me.
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    Re: SotD, Monday 11th June 2012

    Upon waking up this morning, bright and early, I got slammed by emails loaded with legaleze crap that I had to deal with, in 3 languages. That not only makes me cranky, it fogs up my brain for the...
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    Re: SotD Saturday, 9th June 2012

    Byredo Gypsy Water.
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    Re: What's a good skin scent?

    The best skin scent I've ever known, hands down, is Helmut Lang EDP. Stupidly discontinued.
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    Re: Help! Orange/Amber/Rose...?

    Jean Paul Gaultier Classique.
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    Re: Laughable Clive Christian Pomp and Nonsense

    Everything about CC feels like biting into aluminum foil.
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    Re: Mediterranean Fig by Pacifica.

    Paifica has some truly underrated gems, imo.
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    Re: Serge Lutens and ladies' perfumery

    The Lutens-Sheldrake duo has put creativity and quality back into perfume at a time when the industry really needed it. Sadly I do not think that even they can manage to uphold their standards in...
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    Re: SotD Monday, 4 June 2012

    Feeling blah, hating the weather, not wanting to work, today... White Patchouli, it is!
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 27 May 2012

    Helmut Lang EDP
  13. Re: Did Angel deserve to get into the FiFi UK Hall Of Fame?

    Definitely. Nothing can make you swoon or barf the way Angel can. You may love it or you may hate it, but it was a first in its class and has inspired countless other frags in its wake.
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    Re: SotD May 26th Quarry Day 2012

    Lou Lou.
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    Re: Lawsuit about co-workers’ perfume to proceed

    I get the feeling BOTH sides are exagerating. I have worked in close proximity with Asthma and allergy sufferers, and wore scents everyday... Applied sparingly, dabbed-not-sprayed, etc.
    My...
  16. Re: Perfume + Body Chemistry (designed to change on everyone)

    But... Fragrances already DO smell different depending on who wears it. That is why people keep mentioning skin chemistry. I know that I keep reading reviews describing various frags and when I...
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    Re: SotD, Monday 21th of May 2012

    Another day in PR La Nuit. Swooooooooooon...
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 20 May 2012

    Paco Rabanne La Nuit.

    You guys, I'm levitating, here, this juice is unbelievable! Melts into my skin and never overpowers, not even on a sunny 88 degrees Farenheit day. It's very weird,...
  19. Oooooooh!!!... Vintage Paco Rabanne La Nuit EDP

    It just showed up.
    At first sniff, it's a blast of animalic leather with intent to shock, lol. As it dries down, it gets even raunchier, if that's possible, but it also gets smoother, softer, and...
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    Re: Today I Bought - May 2012

    Paco Rabanne La Nuit EDP and Cabochard EDP. Both vintage.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 15 March 2012

    Femme de Rochas, today.
  22. Re: woody floral or woody floral musk recommendations?

    Not niche, but Dior's Dolce Vita is one to try.
  23. Thread: Bedtime scents

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    Re: Bedtime scents

    Kiehl's Musk oil. Incredibly cozy and nuzzling.
  24. Re: The Latest Top 10 Female-Fragrance-Discussion Thread

    Vtg Chamade parfum
    Fantasia de Fleurs
    Carnal Flower
    MPG Jasmin
    Vtg Quelques Fleurs parfum
    Mitsouko edp
    Femme de Rochas
    Fleurs de Citronnier
    Fleurs d'Oranger
    Calandre
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    Re: ❀ MADONNA Le Parfum ❀

    I don't like celebrity frags to start with, but there is something about Madonna that I find so unwholesome, so unclean, so creepy and just plain gross that there is no way in a million years I would...
  26. Thread: Cacharel Loulou

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    Re: Cacharel Loulou

    To my nose, one spray of LouLou is too much. A couple of dabs is what works for me. The sillage is very powerful, but with such a small amount, it becomes a sheer, warm and powdery veil of trouble...
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    Re: Need Help With Fragrance

    If this is what she likes, and she's been clear on this, why get something else?
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    Re: SotD: Monday 26th Dec., 2011

    Le Baiser du Dragon.
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    Re: SOTD -Friday ,23 December 2011

    Black Zen parfum.
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    Re: thoughts on Belle D'Opium??

    Back to the good ol' "old lady" slur... lol. Opium is for any woman who can wear it as opposed to be worn by it. Belle d'Opium is an anemic and frail caricature.
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 21st of Dectember 2011

    Aarrgghh, my shopping spree with my friend Danny has been postponed because her irascible, effed up, nasty boss scheduled her to work all week. Craving an earthy, dirty, dark chypre. Bandit is...
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 18 December 2011

    Fumerie Turque
  33. Re: I think my chemistry is changing... I need rec's

    Bonsai, I have not, but I will start hunting it down. Sugandaraja, the Tauer sounds really interesting, I'll look it up, thanks!
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    Re: SOTD; Wednesday, 14th, Dec 2011

    Going to a business meeting in a super conservative crowd. So what did I pick for tonight? Why, Bandit, Dahlink, of course.
  35. Re: I think my chemistry is changing... I need rec's

    Yup, Union square is where we'll be! My friend is a total perfume novice, she wants to pick her first sig scent, so this should be fun. Then we're also going to shop for clothes and possibly...
  36. Re: I think my chemistry is changing... I need rec's

    *taking notes* Thanks, you guy, keep 'em coming! :D
  37. I think my chemistry is changing... I need rec's

    So I've always been an oriental fan, with a penchant for musky orientals. Lately, (for the past 3 months, now) everytime I wear something on the sweet side, I have to scrub it off after 2 hours...
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    Re: SOTD; Tuesday, Dec. 13th, 2011

    Boucheron Trouble
  39. Re: Four new Maria Candida Gentile releases for 2012

    Sorry but... CANDIDA??? :huh:
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    Re: SotD Monday, 12 December 2011

    Iris Poudre.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 10 December 2011

    Rolled out of bed with a craving for Mitsouko.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 9 December 2011

    NR For Her EDT.
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    Re: What would fictional characters wear?

    Sookie Stackhouse (Tru Blood): JM Honeysuckle and Jasmine
    Jason Stackhouse: Axe, and lots of it!
  44. Re: Budget supermarket fragrance beats Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle

    Sorry but... Coco Mademoiselle is setting the bar pretty low.
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    Re: A modern take on CK Obsession?

    Liz Claiborne Spark.
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    Re: Smelled Beyonce Heat

    I tried it and found it so sweet I was sure my pancreas would explode if I took another sniff...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday 3rd Dec., 2011

    A La Nuit
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    Re: Violet Blonde and L'heure Bleue

    I find the two miles apart from each other.
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    Re: How much extrait do you apply? And how?

    I hate big sillage and I prefer for my own, natural scent to come through, with just a hint of fragrance so I dab with the stopper or with my pinkie finger.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2nd December 2011

    Vintage Must de Cartier parfum.
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    Re: What would fictional characters wear?

    Catherine Banning (The Thomas Crown Affair): Chanel's Coco
    Milady (The Three Musketeers, the one with Faye Dunaway): Carnal Flower
    Meredith Johnson (Disclosure): Patou 1000
    Mrs Danvers...
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    Re: What would fictional characters wear?

    Mommy Dearest: amarige + pink sugar + joy swirling in a gallon of booze, sprinkled with crushed Rx "mood" pills. ;)
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    Re: What is the most sublime perfume?

    Vintage Bandit extrait. It goes through an infinite range of impressions from brash, dirty, skanky to soft, gentle even subtle, then earthy, natural, human to buttery, tactile, fleshy and turns...
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    Re: What would fictional characters wear?

    Norman Bates (Psycho): Mustela's Musti as himself (because he's an emasculated weirdo) and half a gallon of equal parts of Aromatic Elixir, Clinique Happy, Tubereuse Criminelle and Black Cashmere as...
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    Re: What would fictional characters wear?

    The virgin Connie Swail (Dragnet): Diorissimo
    Rachel (Blade Runner): Hiris
    Roxie Heart (Chicago): Shalimar
    Velma Kelly (Chicago): Chanel's Coco
    Audrey (The Little Shop of Horrors): Marc...
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    Re: What would fictional characters wear?

    Ooooooh I love this:

    Lady Marian (Robin Hood): Muguet du bonheur
    Cora Monroe (The Last of the Mohicans): SL Fleurs d'Oranger
    Ilsa Lund (Casablanca): Bandit with Rick, Estee with her husband...
  57. Re: Looking for perfume reccomendation for a older woman

    Chamade and Iris Poudre. I could totally see a classy lady in her 60s rocking those.
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    Re: Egyptian Musk oils report card

    "Egyptian" musk, to me, evokes cleanliness, as in the pristine white linens and cottons used for clothing. As for Mecca... it is in Saudi Arabia, not Egypt. But one a custom of many Islamic...
  59. Re: I'm curious: Is there a BBW frag that smells like Black Cashmere?

    Thanks, 30R. :)
  60. Re: What do we mean when we say frags are "dirty" or "skanky"?

    Think of it as the good side of dirty. Someone generally clean and healthy, but who hasn't showered that day, maybe bursting with hormones, maybe right after an illicit romp, think of it as a very...
  61. I'm curious: Is there a BBW frag that smells like Black Cashmere?

    Everytime I walk through my local shopping mall, whenever I pass the BBW store, I could swear somebody is drenched in Black Cashmere. :shocked:
    Is it one of the BBW scents wafting from the store?
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 15 November 2011

    Femme de Rochas
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    Re: Tom Ford - Black Orchid

    To my nose it's a dirty spicy floral amber. Develops into an eyebrow raising sweaty thing (in a good way) while keeping a dark, mysterious profile. Wonderful frag, but too head trippingly intense...
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    Re: Signature Scent Suggestions??

    SL Fleurs d'Oranger. It has the dirty, the pretty, the sexy and the classy you're looking for. :)
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    Re: Today's music + perfume

    Adele's Rolling in the deep.....L'Air de Rien
    Norah Jones' Come Away With Me.....Femme de Rochas
    Giorgio Moroder's Istanbul Blues.....Fumerie Turque
    Patti Smith's Rock n Roll N#####.....Bandit...
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    Re: The skankiest of them all

    Vintage Joy extract. I kid you not. Sweaty bare hiney on a bed of jasmine and roses.
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    Re: Best Fragrance for Grief or a Broken Heart?

    Oddly enough, I can never wear fragrance when I'm sad: because then I associate the fragrance with being unhappy, so I prefer not to wear any. When I do start to wear scent again, you know I'm...
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    Re: Tom Ford's Black Orchid age range?

    I've never been one to give a damn about other people's opinions to start with, but when someone starts bringing ageism into perfume, that's my clue that they have no idea what they're talking about.
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    Re: SOTD, Thursday 27 October 2011

    MPG's Jasmin.
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 26 October 2011

    Joining Cello in Iris Poudre.
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    Re: Most amazing fragrance... ever!

    I'm thinking of Iris Poudre...
  72. Re: As the weather gets colder, how about a Shalimar appreciation thread?

    Pre 1990, parfum. The EDT is less cakey, a bit more on the woodsy side, but that yellow cake thing is always hovering around in cold weather. But when it's warm, it's another story. It's...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 25 October 2011

    Dior Addict, parfum.
  74. Re: As the weather gets colder, how about a Shalimar appreciation thread?

    Oddly enough, I wore Shalimar quite a lot over the summer... But during winter, it smells like cake, on me. Go figure...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 24th October

    Bandit EDP. In barely trace amount, it has none of the harshness a full blast normally yields and is really quite soft and gentle, albeit badass to boot. ;)
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    Well, forgive me for not describing it the way YOU wanted it described. :roll eyes:
    I was also agreeing with Angelofthenorth.
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    Re: Magie Noire Oldish vs New

    I tried the new one. Decent opening, but the lasting power was under 10 minutes. Shame on Lancome.
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    Abstractly, L'HB smells like the evening breeze, when your day has been rife with substance; profound and meaningful.
    Physically and factually, it is a blend of depth and lightness, sweetness and...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 9th October, 2011

    IPDF Vaniglia Del Madagascar.
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    Re: SotD Friday, 7 October 2011

    Vintage Joy parfum, today.
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    Re: Guerlain classics: What do they evoke to you?

    I'll try to add music:

    Mitsouko: If you haven't seen the movie "Himalaya", you're missing out. This part of the soundtrack "sounds" like Mitsouko, to me....
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    Re: Guerlain classics: What do they evoke to you?

    With Guerlain, I tend to wear the parfum, though I also wear Shalimar EDT on occasion.
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    Re: SotD: Thursday 6th Oct., 2011

    Une Fleur de Cassie.
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    Re: Guerlain classics: What do they evoke to you?

    Mitsouko: It's Autumn, blustery and raw. She's walking in the woods, wrapped in cashmere and silk, trying to sort out her thoughts and make sense of her emotions. Her face reveals nothing.
    ...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 5 October 2011

    Vintage Shalimar EDT. Perfection. :D
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    Re: SoTD: MONDAY OCTOBER 3rd, 2011

    Courtesan by Worth. Absolutely my sig frag. Mmmmm.... Yeah...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Jimmy Choo

    To my nose, this one was just another fruitchouli concoction.
  88. Re: Mure et Musc and Mure et Musc Extreme. Which one is less citrusy ?

    To my nose, Extreme is more like blackberry syrup.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Womanity

    I tested it a few weeks back. Whoever said chemical soup was dead on. It's like the high fructose corn syrup of perfumes, add equal measures of the dreaded sucralose, throw in some aspartame for...
  90. Thread: Paris by YSL

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    Re: Paris by YSL

    The original rendition was gorgeous. Multiple reformulations have disfigured imo. And I was never impressed by the flankers either.
  91. Re: Your favourite dark, mysterious, yet sexy and more on the feminine side scent(s)

    Bandit parfum.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Cartier Baiser Vole

    I tried it a month ago, and to my nose, it was all screechy synthetic notes. Zero prettiness, femininity or true floral anything.
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    Re: Allure or J'Adore

    Allure.
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    Re: The ones Luca Turin got wrong, your opinion

    I agree with sherapop: LT and TS's angle seem to be shock value rather than in depth analysis or objective descriptions. I can't find anything to respect in that style. I'll trust my own nose...
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    Re: Desiring True Oriental, Spicy and Rich

    Try to get your hands on some VINTAGE classics like Opium, Coco, Vol de Nuit. In Niche, Ambre Sultan and Fumerie Turque might please you.
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    Re: The ones Luca Turin got wrong, your opinion

    It's obvious to me that LT has "friends" in the industry, hence the ratings he gives to certain frags. Perfume may be suggestive but only to a point. Also, I remember how he was asked on another...
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday 24 July 2011

    Will wear Must parfum after my shower.
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    Re: Cartier Must Women EDT - Help needed!

    To be honest, I have no clue which version of Must I own: it's the parfum, in 1.7 oz refill bottle, came in a silver box.
    All I know is that it's rich like a five star restaurant dessert, takes...
  99. Re: 3 Must-Have Designer Scents. (Stealing from the guys forum!)

    Vintage Joy
    Vintage Opium
    Vintage Diorella
  100. Thread: Cabotine by Gres

    by Nymph
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    Re: Cabotine by Gres

    I wouldn't say Old Lady, but to me it does smell of a generic spray bathroom cleanser. It just doesn't work for me.
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