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    Re: My personal opinion on Guerlain

    What I find very sad and frustrating us that in order to own a great Guerlain or Dior, I have to spend $250-300. Otherwise, it's Le Petite Robe Noir... I guess that's why, when it comes to Dior and...
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    Re: Rochas Mystere replacement

    That is such a cool coincidence. Amazone was another fragrance that I loved. It never struck me as similar to Mystere, but perhaps there is a similarity since I love both.
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    Re: Looking for rose suggestions

    You might like Serge Lutens' Rose de Nuit. I am head over heels with it.
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    Re: Advice on citrus scents

    And for a more citrus green, Monsieur Balmain is wonderful. Unisex in my opinion. Let us know what you decide. I love green!
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    Re: Advice on citrus scents

    I just received a blind buy is Sisley Eau de Campagne. A fabulous green. Vintage Jacomo Silences is another green gem. And Chanel no 19 of course....
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    Re: Rochas Mystere replacement

    Mystere was my signature fragrance for years. There is nothing on the modern market that can hold a candle to it imo, except Estée Lauder Azuree and Magie Noir.
    I see that there is a modern version...
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    Re: Woody fragrances for women under $100

    Encre Noir. There is a feminine version, but I love the "homme" version.
  8. Re: Wedding Gift for my Fiancé! Need your suggestions please!

    What a lovely idea.
    For warm weather, I would suggest Creed Jardin d'Amalfi or Pure White Flowers
    For cooler, Chanel Cuir de Russie
    And for pure luxury, the gorgeous and pricey Puredistance...
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    Re: Creed launches baby perfume

    Hopefully the scent is not too fecal.
  10. Re: What are the things that disturb your eyes, before your nose?

    I have to agree with you. When I read that I thought that we have certainly gone too far with the arty perfume thing. And I will certainly never buy a used bottle of Peety. Yikes!
  11. [USA] Re: Sunny's Fragrance Sale,-Hermes, Miller Harris, Patou etc lowered prices.

    Bump. Sold one!!! yay. Added a couple cheapies.
  12. Re: Can anyone help me identify this mystery fragrance, please?

    Thanks so much Teardrop. Very nice of you to post these links. That's definitely it. Good name for this fragrance. I wore Coco in the 80 ' s. Perhaps this scent struck an olfactory memory in me.
  13. Re: Can anyone help me identify this mystery fragrance, please?

    Ah. KL Homme
  14. Re: Can anyone help me identify this mystery fragrance, please?

    Exactly my sentiment. I also got a small bottle of Lagerfeld, KL for $3.25!
  15. Can anyone help me identify this mystery fragrance, please?

    Hi, I found this today at a junk store for $1.50. No label. It's a roll-on, about 4 inches long. I definitely smell rose, almost like the rose in Rive Gauche. The scent is gone in about 10 minutes,...
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    Re: What is your mother's signature ????

    My Mom too passed aay many years ago. She liked Shalimar and Cinnabar. Proof in my mind that scent preferences skip a generation. I hate those perfumes!
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    Re: Buying perfume at Saks 5th Avenue

    I worked for a couple of Saks, although not the NYC flagship. Training was spotty. Considering that one's pay is commission based, the SA'S should be treating each customer with absolute reverence!...
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    Re: Last fragrance that blew you away

    Last week, I sampled Serge Luten's Rose de Nuit. I don't consider myself a Rose person but it totally captivated me. Do I save for this or Antonia?
  19. Re: Help! Is it possible to be anosmic to just one note?

    The brain is fascinating. Truly the final frontier. Now that I know that I'm not losing my sense of smell, or humor, it will be fun to discover the notes that I can't detect. I'm grateful that I...
  20. Re: Help! Is it possible to be anosmic to just one note?

    Thanks, cacio. You have set my mind at ease. I will have to find out what common ingredients these 2 scents have. I can handle not being able to detect 1 or 2 molecules. ....
  21. Re: [INTL] Creed WINDSOR/Dior FEVE DELICIEUSE/Acqua di Parma/Roja Dove/Armani Prive/+++

    Oh no! Why is this? Is there an announcement that I missed?
  22. Re: [USA] Blackbird/Hard Leather/Amouage/Armani Privé/Tom Ford Private Blend/+

    Hi Remik, can't send you a pm, for some reason. Could you please sign me up for 20ml of L'homme de Coeur? Thanks very much.
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    Re: Wearable unisex smoky frag

    Have you tried Encre Noir? No insence, but a little smoke. Great for every day.
  24. Re: Help! Is it possible to be anosmic to just one note?

    Wow, thanks for that info. Yes, I thought that I would love Arabian Horse. I could not believe that I could hardly smell anything.
    And I'm sniffing my wrist madly now at the CP and get a faint...
  25. Help! Is it possible to be anosmic to just one note?

    I'm worried. For two nights running, I have hardly been able to detect 2 different fragrances I was testing. Last night, I sampled PG Arabian Horse and only smelled a faint and puny leather. Is...
  26. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    Serge Lutens Rose de Nuit. Incredible stuff.
  27. Looking for partial Lutens Rose de Nuit or Puredistance Antonia

    Am in love. Looking for decant or partial SL Rose de Nuit or Puredistance Antonia. Am CONUS. Can swap if you prefer. Own Chergui, Chene, and Daim Bond. Or Guerlain Vetiver pour Elle decant. PM please.
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    Re: This American in Paris

    How wonderful. Have a fabulous time and please report back to us on your experiences and buys!!
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    Re: DIORLING, by Christian Dior

    Thank you for sharing this. I recently became acquainted with Diorling and I adore it. It surpassed Diorella and Miss Dior in my favorites. I have a small sample of vintage edt that I dole out to...
  30. Poll: Re: Which one smells nicer on a man for you women?

    I think that you would find that the results of this poll would not help you so much. It's like asking who likes apples more than oranges, you know? That being said, I love Davidoff Cool Water. But I...
  31. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    I just tried Nasamoto, Black Afghano and would love to try a split.
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    Re: Male Female monsters, whats yours?

    Serge Lutens Chergui
    Estee Lauder, Azurre
  33. Re: Is No 5 truly the world's most sold fragrance?

    I doubt that it is the top seller now, but I would not at all be surprised if it was the top seller of all time. It has to be one of the most recognizable and to the uninitiated, still has an elegant...
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    Re: Classic Guerlain Fragrances

    Derby is one of my favorite fragrances ever. And Vetiver is a classic.
  35. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    HIs review of Elie Saab made me crave it- but good luck to anyone trying to find the stuff. Saab's website is so obfuscating and meandering that I gave up in disgust. I do believe that someone posted...
  36. Re: Ignorance from people who don't know/use fragrances

    I agree- most people that I know don't think about scent at all. It doesn't bother me. But I do wish that I had someone to chat with about fragrance. That is why I value all of you so much. Thank you!
  37. Re: women: do you ever participate in splits on BN?

    Remik's splits are totally professional. I have done a number of them with him, and am so impressed. I had asked him about a couple of feminine frags, and he said that he has tried them and there...
  38. Re: women: do you ever participate in splits on BN?

    That sounds lovely. I love Diorissimo, but don't typically care for white florals. But maybe we can get more people involved. And I will try a sample soon!
  39. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Love that! And that fragrance sounds wonderful!
  40. Re: women: do you ever participate in splits on BN?

    Yes, it is a shame that PalmBeach retired. I was signed up for three splits that were cancelled. :sad:
    It does sound like fussy work, but I do not think that I would do so many that it would be...
  41. women: do you ever participate in splits on BN?

    Most of the splits on BN are masculine
    Is this because women don't typically participate inthem? Or do they not participate because there are no good feminine frags listed?
    Do you split? If not,...
  42. Re: "fragrance" in body lotion and facial moisturisers

    I learn so much from you all! Thank you.
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    Re: Entering the niche world.

    Surrender to Chance and The Decant Shop are also great sources for samples. Only you can select what's right for you. So sample away!
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    Re: What is a "boozy" note?

    This sounds intriguing. But I don't think that I would like them- unless I could find one with a note of a great St. Emilion!
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    Re: Fragrance that disapointed you the most

    Jicky
    LIDGE
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    What is a "boozy" note?

    I see so many references to "boozy" in fragrances. What does this mean? Does it refer to a raw alcohol note, or something like brandy? I don't think that I've ever smelled a fragrance and thought of...
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    Re: Finally, Aventus Femme will be out this year!

    I love Aventus! I would wear it myself, but my son wears it. Can't wait to try this...
  48. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January - May 2015

    Would anyone be interested in doing a split of Puredistance Antonia? Since I tried it last week, I am a woman obsessed!
  49. [USA] Sunny's Fragrance Sale,-Hermes, Miller Harris, Patou etc lowered prices.

    Selling off some extras. These items include shipping in CONUS, including tracking. I pack carefully. No international shipping please. I have additional photos for those who are seriously...
  50. Re: Disaster strikes! You must vacate your home. What 10 scents go in your survival kit?

    Fun thread. And Kumquat, we have very similar tastes in fragrance!
    Rive Gauche, very vintage
    Etro, Palais Jamais
    Chanel no19, vintage
    Azuree
    Guerlain Vetiver pour Elle
    Guerlain Derby...
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    Re: Perfume as Mood Elevator?

    Thanks for the info. I have been watching them all afternoon! Great stuff! And they are adorable.
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    Re: Perfume as Mood Elevator?

    Coincidentally, Remik posted a thread about a new frag by House of Matriarch, Fitessence. It's being advertised as a therapeutic fragrance. And scent does connect with the limbic brain, so...
  53. Thread: Only One!

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    Re: Only One!

    Whatever I am wearing today.
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    Re: NEW: House of Matriarch - Fitnessence

    Are you going to do a split, Remik?
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    Re: NEW: House of Matriarch - Fitnessence

    That was my first reaction too, lol. But hey, you never know.
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    Perfume as Mood Elevator?

    I did something today without thinking and I find it interesting, and am wondering if any of you use scent as a mood "enchancer."
    I had a quite terrible day today, then my car broke down on a...
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    Re: Estee Lauder Azuree Reformulated?

    From the reviews on this thread, it seems as this may be the case! Here's hoping!
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    Re: Fallen out of love

    Vero Profumo Onda edp. Loved it the first 2 wears, then it was just too fecal.
    Do you all think that wearing a fragrance too much can cause one to dislike it? The old saying, "familiarity breeds...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2015

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    Small PN Odalisque and a large sample bottle of Givenchy Vetyver!
    Happy Mother's Day to me!
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    Re: Today I bought May 2015

    Wow! Nice cache! Sel de Vetiver is one of my all time favorites. Enjoy!
  61. Thread: Age wise

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    Re: Age wise

    Uh-oh. My 20 year old son wears and loves Chanel Eau de Cologne (and vintage Azzaro Pour Homme). I better not tell him that it is meant for an 80 year old!:lolk:
  62. Re: What is the female 'Aventus'? I require a quality fragrance for my sister

    This is very good advice. Who wouldn't like to try a whole sampler of fragrances?
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    Re: Powerhouse Fragrances for women

    I probably choked many people in the 80 ' s with liberal sprays of Coco. ;)
    I find Shalimar, Rien and Azuree to be sillage bombs too.
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    Re: Favorite Spring Florals- what are yours?

    And...just ordered a sample oh Highland Lilac!
    I also have a vintage sample of Vent Vert that should be here any day now! Happy Spring!
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    Re: Favorite Spring Florals- what are yours?

    Thanks for those, Kumquat. Will check them out. Aside from lily of the valley, I love lilac the most.
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    Re: Favorite Spring Florals- what are yours?

    I love Diorissimo, Aqua di Parma Iris Nobile, Van Cleef and Arpels Gardenia Petale and Creed Jardin d'Amalfi.
    Hey, could anyone recommend a lilac solofiore?
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    Re: Help!!! New signature fragrance needed!!!

    I second the vote on trying Sycomore. Truly one of the greats
  68. Re: Bond Perfumed Oil/Helmut Lang/Zegna/Heeley/Mancera/Kilian/Nicholai/Dior Privee Vetiver plus more

    Rich, you will be missed. Thank you for your excellent offerings and hard work. I feel lucky to have been able to participate in a few. Good luck in your new venture!
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    Re: A question about Maai

    I don't really know Kouros, but I definitely get Rien, which I also love. I wore Maai yesterday- what a powerhouse.
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    Re: He's at it... again!

    The website is beautiful, if a bit exploitive. The photos are gorgeous. But how could you possibly do such a great job at building a site and misspell the name?
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    Re: What more popular perfume you like on men?

    I love Azarro Pour Homme for men. And it's a great price.
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    Re: Problems with messaging

    I sent one yesterday that was not received.
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    Re: Advice on fragrance for a female friend.

    Mitsouko is my vote. It's tasteful, not overly sweet and a true classic. Rive Gauche is one of my favorites but the current formulation is a disappointment.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2015

    A partial bottle of vintage Chanel no 19.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2015

    lucky you. I love that fragrance!
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    Re: Estee Lauder Azuree Reformulated?

    Thanks for the info, Cacio. I may wear some of the old on one wrist when I go next to the mall to compare. But just the small price increase alone makes me happy that I found an old bottle.
  77. Re: Left a bad taste! Literally! Has this ever happened to you?

    It always happens to me with the aroma chemical linalool. I "taste" it in my dishwasher detergent when I fill the little cup. I can now taste it in 7UP. I'm not a soda person so no great tragedy, but...
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    Re: Estee Lauder Azuree Reformulated?

    Yes, the sales clerk that I spoke to said, "Estee Lauder said that it has not been changed." That did not give me much confidence. It is such a gorgeous fragrance. I may go back and buy a back up.
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    Estee Lauder Azuree Reformulated?

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    Has Azuree been reformulated? I really hope not. I just found an old bottle from a local store. Just goes to prove the theory- if you like something, don't wait. Just buy it.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2015

    Estee Lauder Azurre. I love it but have been putting it off. I just noticed that they have changed the bottle. Fearing a reformulation, I found an older style bottle locally. Whew.
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    Re: Do you ever swim in it?

    I may try tjis. I got a sample of Kyoto and even 4 dabs wasn't enough to really experience it. Perhaps I should just pour the whole vial over myself...
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    I still can't figure out- what is MFK?
  83. Poll: Re: Fans of Niche Fragrances: How Do You Find New Fragrances?

    Congrats! learn a lot about fragrance on basenotes. I also read blogs and reviews. Unfortunately, there is only one shop near me that carries anything of interest.
  84. Poll: Re: Single most helpful, yet unavailable, piece of information:

    I agree. Age and any other descriptor you could name is limiting. Just experiment. Try things and make up your own mind.
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    Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    Fascinating how many fragrance collectors also collect watches.
    I collect mid century furniture, Japanese indigo fabric, and yarn- my other hobby is knitting.
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    Re: What else do you collect apart from perfumes?

    The LaLocle is a beautiful watch! I work in a jewelry store and we have a few. One day I will pull the trigger on a Rolex Cellini.
  87. Re: Is it just me or not many people wear fragrances?

    I'm thrilled when I smell someone wearing fragrance. Especially , men. It shows that they care about themselves, and others! And they like to talk about what they are wearing.
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    Re: Skin and longevity

    My skin is dry too and I get very little longevity, even when I moisturize. Wearing a perfume or extrait helps.Even when I wear EDT, I still tend to only wear two sprays. Any more gives me a...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Roja Dove Diaghliev and Lutens Iris Silver Mist.
    Just tried Diagliev today and briefly considered selling my entire collection for a single bottle of it. It's astonishing.
  90. Re: Name A Fragrance that you think best represents and defined A Single Year. Everyone Share!

    1975- Halston
    American sportswear had become a fashion force in the world. Halston epitomized the clean, effortless chic of the American woman.
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    Re: Thanks you basenoters

    So thank you. And a big thanks to the people who do splits!
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    Re: Thanks you basenoters

    Yes, excellent thread. I have also learned so much from all of you. It's wonderful to see such generosity of knowledge and to share a love of fragrances.
  93. Re: What is the best Vetiver based fragrance that you have smelled?

    Yes! Plus Sel de Vetiver.
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    Poll: Re: Best Perfumes Of 2014 - A Poll

    YES! Have not tried the scents in the poll, but have tried and love Maai. It's amazing.
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    Re: Warming Scents for a Chilly Day

    ELDO Rien is one that's been a recent revelation. A great winter incense.
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Tried MAAI for the first time last night. Mind blowing. Went to this link to read Turin's review of MAAI. Dead link. Is Luca Turin really gone from Style Arabia?
  97. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? October/November/December 2014

    Wasn't someone doing a split of Onda, Vero Profumo? I just tried it today. OMG! Must. Have. It.

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    Darn. I think Palm Beach was doing it, and I was too late and missed the...
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    Re: Warming Scents for a Chilly Day

    Today, Tauer's Incense Rose. Now for a cup of tea.
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Vintage Christian Dior Diorling. Omg
  100. Re: Vtg Mitsouko extrait: is older always better?

    But no matter what vintage, it's brilliant.
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