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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    CK One Summer '09 right now, but later will be something else to be determined : )
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    Re: Shelf life of Fragrances edp/edt/p

    I'm more worried about evaporation
  3. Re: You love a fragrance, but does it suit you?

    Some I like but they're too strong - like Coromandel and Fahrenheit. I like how they smell but they're way too strong and I feel uncomfortable wearing them.
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    Re: Serge Lutens 50 ml bottles....

    I have mine with the sprayers on, out of the boxes. Last time I moved - I took the sprayers off so I could put the small caps back on and put back in boxes. The sprayer on its own holds at least 2...
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    Re: Eden Botanicals

    I ordered from them about 8 years ago. I have the amber essence but it may have changed since then. It's still good though.

    I also have a big sample of the oakmoss absolute that is nearly a...
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    Re: Polo green alternative

    Fou d'Absinthe
  7. Re: Is there pride in wearing samples and/or splits?

    Hahahahahah......my large decant of Bois Noir cost more than many of my full-size bottles of other stuff
  8. Re: What happens when you splash water where you applied fragrance?

    I've noticed what you're talking about when I first step in the shower. Maybe it's just all the tiny little water droplets bouncing around and interacting with the steam in the air, it briefly...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 6th May 2015

    The Sea Foams Milk - Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 2nd May 2015

    Snow accord from CBIHP - from a large decant I thought I had lost or given away. Still smells good, and it's at least 7 yrs old.
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    Re: Favorite Sping Florals- what are yours?

    Glad you found it!!
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    Re: Favorite Sping Florals- what are yours?

    Le Temps d'une Fête - Parfums de Nicolai

    my boyfriend likes Wit by DelRae
  13. Re: "A to Z (14)" What are your favorite BUDGET fragrances ?

    Body Kouros
  14. Re: Guess what a classmate was wearing in class today...

    Fahrenheit

    oops - answer already posted
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    Re: Need rose suggestions.

    Voleur de Roses - by L'Artisan....I only had a sample but I'd wear it again, for sure. I would buy Timbuktu first, though. : )
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    Re: Best Dressed Movie

    The Hunger.....Catherine Deneuve is flawless
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    Re: Your Top Subtle Fragrances.

    L'Essence de Must de Cartier - I guess for winter, or any time
    Artek Standard - spring or any time
    Chene - fall or any time

    I sweat off light scents in the summer, unless I'm inside with...
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    Re: Orange, but...

    I agree with Orange Sanguine....I have a bottle and it's a must-try......but my boyfriend says it smells urinous. : / So I don't wear it around him.
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    Re: fav fragrance to smell, not smell of!

    Anaïs Anaïs....smells beautiful but too feminine for me to wear
  20. Re: SOTD - Valentine's Day Scent - Saturday 14th February 2015

    I wore Dzongkha, it's what I was wearing when I met my boyfriend and he loves it on me. He told me when we met that I smelled great. : )
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    Re: What's your favourite version of Jicky?

    I've only sampled from decants

    I like the edt in the spring, and edp is good for fall/winter.....that's my opinion, I know a lot of people don't care about seasons and whatnot
  22. Re: Help! Hate Shalimar until the very end, but LOVE the finish

    Am I the only one who thought, try Jicky? If you can get a sample or decant.
  23. Thread: Timbukto

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    Re: Timbukto

    I like it but went with Dzongkha instead, but really I'd like to have both.
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    Re: polo green vintage?

    If you try vintage Polo, you might not want to wear the current formula any more.
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    Re: Frank no. 2 LA - Missing the boat ?

    The comments make me curious to try the 'current' version. My bottle is a few years old, the older style bottle. It is very strong and lasts allllll day. Once you put it on, you are committed. ...
  26. Re: Did Santa bring anyone fragrance this year?

    I got Wood Sage & Sea Salt. It's good, very light
  27. Re: Getting really awful longevity with Bleu de Chanel

    One of my favorite fragrances, I bought mine around 2011. It lasts all day long on me. Also....I could be wrong, but I don't really think of vetiver as a top note.....Bleu does have a big vetiver...
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    Re: Significant Other Overrules

    My boyfriend has pretty significant allergy issues with certain scents but I haven't figured out the pattern yet. Opium pour Homme makes him wheeze and his throat closes up. Thankfully I don't love...
  29. Re: Does anyone keep a fragrance in their collection that they hate?

    I have a sample vial of Le Male, that I will probably never wear again, but I haven't bothered to get rid of it.
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    Re: Am I fuming out the gym?

    I don't know the answer but Five O'clock is really strong in my opinion, and lasts for a long time. I definitely go lighter when I wear that one.
  31. Re: From my samples. Which one to wear to a reading ( With a women)

    I always wear something light when in a situation like that, since people will be stuck sitting close to me, I don't want to make someone uncomfortable or resentful.

    NIghtscape is great.
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    Dzongkha has - in my opinion - a nice middle section of leather and cinnamon, about an hour after applying. At least, that's what it reminds me of.
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    Re: Perplexed by some reviews

    It's not unusual. People have different perceptions and different associations with fragrances. There are a few reviews in Perfumes: The Guide that I don't understand. In their review for Dior...
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    Re: Do you love cinnamon?

    Yes - I love cinnamon!

    L'Essence de Must de Cartier is really nice, it's more of a gingery grapefruit but I'm sure the cinnamon is contributing in there somewhere.
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    Frank No. 2, but I was buying bpal a lot before that. Actually I got a decant of Frank No. 2 as an extra in a bpal swap, and liked it enough to get a bottle.
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    Re: Cacharel Nemo fan club

    I have a mini bottle - I like it.
  37. Re: What are your thoughts on Amouage Lyric Man?

    I prefer Lyric Woman between the two
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    Re: do you like the smell of patchouli?

    I love patchouli, love the complexity, I have worn it by itself (essential oil) many times since I was in high school. I think it has a calming and meditative effect, I wear it around the house just...
  39. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Well....I sweat a lot, and especially in humid weather, I guess I tend to go for woodier scents or ones that stick around longer....otherwise I just sweat them right off.

    I was going to list...
  40. Re: If you were going to a tropical resort for vaca which 3 colognes would you bring?

    Egoiste
    Sarrasins
    CdG 2 Man
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Thanks....good eye!
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Here I am w/my favorite beverage.....Iced coffee! : )

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    Re: Anything better than 1 Million?

    Egoiste
    Chergui
    Habit Rouge
    Les Zazous maybe

    Try to get a sample of Dzongkha.....there's a leather and spice thing going on, but it's like the dry end of the spectrum (not sweet at all)
  44. Re: If Kouros was heavily marketed, who would you get to model it?

    The Governor from The Walking Dead

    (I like it too.....glad I have a bottle)
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    Re: The Night of the Living Bel Ami Vetiver

    Reminds me of sweet bonfire smoke - love it in cool weather
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    Re: NEW PARFUMS DE NICOLAI - New York Intense

    As one who was mouthing off about the reformulation - I have high hopes for this

    Reform. was truly disappointing, I bitterly regretted buying 30ml of the old formula rather than the bigger bottle...
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    Re: What to wear on first dates

    Something that you like a lot, that makes you feel comfortable in your own skin - which will be different for each person.

    For me it would be Chene or maybe Fille en Aiguilles. Both are...
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    Re: best summer vanillas

    I wear Snake Oil (Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab) in the summer, here's why........

    I sweat like crazy. If I wear something like Eau Duelle in hot weather, I just sweat it all off pretty quickly.
    ...
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    Re: Next fragrances you plan on purchasing?

    I've been thinking about these a lot:

    Esprit du Tigre
    Ca Sent Beau
    Nightscape
    Timbuktu
    ......and Yohji Homme
  50. Re: I have a fragrance per season EXCEPT Spring. Help!

    Eau de Campagne - Sisley
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    Re: Vampire church incense suggestions

    I've tried so many incense scents, after a while they start to become.......kind of similar and boring? I guess for straight-up incense I like Heeley Cardinal the best.

    But I would say Juozas...
  52. Re: Does Shalimar have something to do with Habit Rouge?

    I get the similarities.......

    Actually I think grandpa or grandma Jicky passed down some genes to both of them
  53. Re: Best high quality citrus/summer fragrance for me?

    FWIW, Orange Sanguine actually lasts a long time on me. I was surprised, because so many reviewers said that it doesn't last very long.
  54. Re: Starting a Gang - Louisville, Kentucky, USA

    I'm in Cincinnati too, lol
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    Re: Chanel no.5 extrait vintage from ebay

    Somewhere I read (L. Turin and T. Sanchez, I think...) that Chanel has done a really good job of preserving the quality of their fragrances, despite restrictions. They compared old and new No. 5...
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    Re: Have you ever thrown bottles away?

    No....I hoard them
  57. Re: What is the most melancholy fragrance you can think of?

    Iris Silver Mist
    Or Black
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    Re: Two picks from Serge Lutens

    Fille en Aiguielle or Chene.....Serge Noir if you want something challenging but rewarding

    probably my favorite house, but I don't like Arabie that much

    But even the ones I don't like are fun...
  59. Re: Which niche fragrances would you give 10/10 for sillage/projection?

    Frank Los Angeles No. 2

    My bottle is 5 or 6 yrs old, I don't know if they've changed the formula or not....they did change the bottle itself
  60. Re: Summer suggestions for lover of original Polo?

    Fou d`Absinthe by L`Artisan Parfumeur.........pretty close to what you're looking for I would think

    also maybe try Philosykos by Diptyque, fresh, green, leafy....great for hot/humid weather. I've...
  61. Re: I'm Loving Luten's Chene...... It's Going Onto The Bottle Worthy List

    Yes! That is a great description.....I get the same feeling, I think
  62. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Yes.......Bel Ami Vetiver. Wow!
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    I ordered some 1.5 ml decants:
    Bel Ami
    Bel Ami vintage
    Bel Ami Vetiver
    Vetiver Extraordinaire

    .....just to do some compare & contrast
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    Re: Today I Bought: June 2014

    It is fun to scroll through this thread....

    I just ordered Dzongkha. : )
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    Re: Smoothest scents too your nose?

    Jo Malone Amber & Lavender
  66. Re: niche fragrances made for women but can easily by worn by men

    I've worn Memoir Woman, from a sample, and I'm a guy. I wore it to an outdoor concert. Did I wear it or did it wear me? It is really strong.....almost too strong for me to pull it off.....but I...
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    Re: Your holy grail of designer scents.

    Egoiste!

    Dior Homme, even though I don't wear it that much

    and........go ahead and laugh, but.......CK One Summer! What can I say, it's a guilty pleasure and I wear it a lot.

    Maybe Habit...
  68. Re: Serge Lutens - Any news about the 2014 exclusive range perfume?

    Most exciting news I've seen all year!
  69. Re: Yohji Homme relaunch, a potential disappointment?

    Just curious....does anyone know where this is available? Can it be bought online?
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel

    I get a lot of sweet vetiver in the heart - about an hour or two after applying - and that is my favorite part.
  71. Re: I'm Loving Luten's Chene...... It's Going Onto The Bottle Worthy List

    Where can you still get it? I wanted a backup bottle but thought you couldn't get the export bottle any more....
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    Re: Serge lutens chergui

    A great scent, my favorite house. Easy to over-apply like someone else mentioned.

    I read somewhere that Kirsten Dunst wears it. : )
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    Re: I Can't Smell My Cologne!!!

    I agree with olfactory fatigue.....try not wearing any fragrance for a day or two.....

    But I also think if you sample something on your hand, you will smell it more easily because your hands move...
  74. Re: If you had one piece of advice for a beginner it would be....

    When sampling from a 1 ml vial.....sometimes I just dump the whole thing on. I pour it down my chest and use my fingers to spread it around and put some on the back of my neck. Sampling from a vial...
  75. Re: Choose Only One Niche Versatile Crowd-Pleaser, No Creed Please ....

    Nightscape - Ulrich Lang
  76. Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Guerlain Jicky edp.......Wow!
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    Re: Any love for Messe de Minuit?

    I have a large (5 ML) decant - a roll-on - that is supposedly vintage, and it's interesting, but I haven't grown to love it yet.
  78. Re: Fragrance you love that most fanatics bash?

    I remember liking Original Santal when I tested it

    Mine would be CK One Summer.....some people like it.....but a lot of people think it's generic or cheap-smelling. Actually I tried the newest...
  79. Re: What fragrance are you wearing this summer?

    I bought Sarrasins to wear specifically on summer nights.......

    CK One Summer as usual.......

    Also just got Eau de Guerlain and Orange Sanguine for the warmer weather.

    I wear less fragrance...
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    Re: Anaïs Anaïs

    I smelled this on a strip today, and thought it was really pretty....as a guy, I would have to find the right time and place to wear it, but I just love the way it smells. I could just wear it for...
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2014

    Orange Sanguine........I got a sample with my last order and it really wowed me. : ) So I went for it.
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    Re: Damn, I smell good!

    Tonight it was Korrigan, from a sample.
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    Re: citrus woody, vetiver fragrance fom summer

    Beckham Instinct comes to mind.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Comme des Garcons 2
    and
    Santal Noble
  85. Re: Genuinely UNIQUE scents with APPEAL. Help me?

    Comme des Garcons Black.....I recommend sampling first
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Sunday I blind-bought Blue Jeans just for the heck of it, I really like it.

    And today I ordered L'eau au Masculin by Lolita Lempicka.....another blind-buy......I've been having great luck just by...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    La Myrrhe......bought last week but just got the package today.......yes, I just bought Sarrasins a couple weeks ago.....I justified it to myself.....I now have my 2 favorite fragrances from my...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Oops....I didn't realize there were male and female versions of this topic.

    Tuesday I ordered Sarrasins. I've been kind of obsessing about it and so I finally gave in, I think it will be really...
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Eep.....I ordered Sarrasins yesterday......after obsessing for quite a while, and couldn't decide between it and La Myrrhe.......finally made the decision. I think it will be great for night time in...
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    Yeah....I was wondering if anyone had ordered any of the exclusives from Barney's, and what the experience was like, but I guess that's another topic. I am not planning any trips to New York but I...
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    Re: SL Sarrasins: Jasmine with leather

    *sigh* I still want a bottle of Sarrasins. I got a 5ml roller bottle (decant) and I love it more and more.
  92. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    Yes, that's what I meant. :thumbsup:
  93. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    I wouldn't call it masculine, it doesn't even smell much like orange.....more like white flowers, mostly jasmine and tuberose to me. I tried Mandarine Mandarin today too. It's very syrupy sweet to...
  94. Re: Orange... orange... orange... oh oh oh...range!

    I would say maybe Halston Z-14 except it's not 'airy'

    Or maybe Eau de Cartier, the orange essence one whatever it's called....except do they still even make that?

    I don't know but I love orange...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2014

    Eau de Guerlain, finally

    This thread is dangerous, makes me want to buy more....
  96. Re: So what scent would YOU wear to the Oscars...

    La Myrrhe or Bois des Iles
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    Re: Johnston & Murphy Shoes

    I have the shoes you're talking about, but I bought them about 20 years ago! I don't wear them often. Obviously they have lasted a long time. They were somewhere around $200 when I bought them, I...
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    what would Ladytron wear?

    I love Ladytron, not just their music, but their style.......any guesses as to what fragrances they would wear? The girls or the guys......I can't decide if they would wear something modern or...
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    Re: Which formulations Mr. Turin ??

    They do address formulations and reformulations in the Guide, here and there.....both in the reviews themselves, and in the Answers to Frequently Asked Questions section.......see "I bought (name of...
  100. Re: Considering a blind buy of Chanel Pour Monsieur

    I had a decant of an older formula and fell in love (I don't know how old, it came from Perfumed Court a few years ago)......bought a bottle that was a newer formula and was pretty...
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