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    Sticky: Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    So sorry, folks, I was looking forward to meeting you all but stuff happens and I will be moved out-of-state by the 19th. Maybe next time.
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    Re: How did you get into perfumery?

    I have always loved scent--I had Jean Nate, Wind Song, Muguet de Bois, and a Dior in the houndstooth box (I don't remember which one, but I didn't like it, too green). As I got older I had "signature...
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    Re: August Purchases

    House of Matriarch Devotion and Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude.
  4. Re: Does someone here has got experience with Carner (Barcelona)?

    I find D600 one of my most versatile scents, appropriate for office wear, fancy enough for a date, doesn't interfere with what I'm eating or drinking (I don't like to taste my perfume) and wearable...
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    Re: Scent for my wife

    I think Prada Infusion d'Iris is a good choice as others have mentioned. Also, pretty much anything by Jean-Claude Ellena, or in the Hermessence line Osmanthus Yunnan would be lovely and not...
  6. Re: House of Matriarch: Achtung Line 44% off Today Only (8/8/14)

    Thanks! I snapped up a bottle of Devotion that I had been wanting for a while.
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    Re: Favorite feminine Serge Lutens

    I'm a Big White Flower fan, so Sarrasins, Tubereuse Criminelle, and A La Nuit are favorites, with De Profundis, Muscs Koublai Khan, and Iris Silver Mist for those days I don't want to smell like...
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    Re: In need of enlightenment...

    I understand perfectly, Giannino. I don't wear fragrance to get compliments from the opposite sex either, or anyone really. If someone likes what I wear and tells me so that is very nice, but I...
  9. Thread: July Purchases

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    Re: July Purchases

    PdN Eau d'Ete. I would never have thought that cinnamon and citrus could make a lovely summer frag.
  10. Re: Looking for new (to me not necessarily "new") oriental woodsy ambery spicy women's fragrances

    Ambre Narguile is a sweet amber from Hermes...I tend to get samples from Luckyscent or Surrender to Chance since I live far away from niche or specialty boutiques. Some of the other perfume blogs...
  11. Re: Looking for new (to me not necessarily "new") oriental woodsy ambery spicy women's fragrances

    Have you tried Comme des Garcons Comme des Garcons? Cinnamon, incense, spice, no vanilla.
    Teo Cabanel's Alahine--woody, ambery, floral. There is vanilla listed in the notes but it's buried. ...
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    Re: Vanilla (aka, help a single dad :)

    Indult Tihota is the best single-note vanilla I know, but a bit expensive for a high school girl.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Continuing to bust the budget this month with Montale Jasmin Full, Creed Virgin Island Water, and vintage Brosseau Ombre Bleue.
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    Re: Is there such thing...?

    Perfumers Apprentice sells a Notes kit with 40 different notes; I think a few other places do as well. Google "Perfume notes kits" and you should find a variety of sources.
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    Re: MadHat Scents - Discussion Thread.

    My SantL arrived today and it is just ravishing. There is a gingerbready note similar to Bois des Iles early on, and the dry rasp of cinnamon with the creamy wood. I smelled a wee wisp of vanilla...
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    Re: Who is your favorite perfumer?

    I'm partial to Christopher Chong, Mark Buxton, and Patricia de Nicolai.
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    Re: Pick me something random to wear

    Yay!! I'll try it tomorrow, I'm already wearing something today. I love this feature--Saves me from standing in front of the perfume cabinet pondering my choices.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Parfumerie Generale Un Crime Exotique. I love this stuff, so naturally it has been discontinued. Found it in the Sales threads!
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    I bought MadHat's SantL as well. I am looking forward to trying it after all the good buzz here. I admire creativity in any form, especially wearable forms!
  20. Re: When did perfumes start listing ingredients?

    I don't know about your perfume in a can but I know that Chanel put a short list of ingredients on their box in 1998 and a long list starting in 2005. As far as ebay sellers go, sometimes they know...
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    Re: fragrances new to me

    I have a bottle of Gunpowder Rose. I love it--it's a transparent rose sitting on a bed of gunpowder and smoke. There is supposed to be a coal note but I don't get it; it's more smoke on me. Not...
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    Re: What scents women like the most?

    Well, I'm female, and I like jasmine, neroli, citrus, rose, lilac, incense, resins, sandalwood,vetiver, rose, amber, vanilla, tuberose, carnation, cinnamon, and ambergris. i don't care for most...
  23. Re: The Perfumed Court has horrible shipping times

    About a month ago, I ordered three samples which took twelve days to arrive and the order was missing one sample. TPC required that I send a photo of the unopened bag of two samples before they would...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2014

    Thank you so much for your impressions of these, Teardrop. From reviews I had read, they both sounded incredible. I will still sniff Violet Fumee but your description of Shanghai Lily as "a muted...
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    Re: What is your occupation?

    Forensic psychologist under contract with a state govemment plus a little freelance stuff. I work from home 95% if the time so I can wear what I like.
  26. Re: What are the fragrances that you "couldn't live without"

    Vintage L'Heure Bleue
    Bois des Iles extrait
    Cartier Panthere parfum (the discontinued one)
    Sarrasins
    Norne
    I love them all, the complex florals, the sandalwood, the JASMINE, the fir, the ability...
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    Re: Most worn in May 2014

    31 samples in 31 days plus I wore what I loved from my bottles in the evening and didn't keep track of those. It was a fun month--a couple new loves (White Fire, 24 Faubourg) but thankfully no...
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Today I bought a 15 ml travel spray of 24, Faubourg edp. It's in the drydown now and the wood and vanilla are lovely.
  29. Re: strange, weird, odd or just plain different notes..

    SmellBent's Accident, though not cheap, is unlike anything else I have sniffed. I smell gasoline, rubber, Band-Aids, sweat, and blood. It's unique.
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Parfum1's sale was too good to pass up so I bought Parfums de Nicolai Balle de Match and Amber Oud. Balle de Match has been renamed L'eau de Sport for some reason, but the bottles at Parfum1 are...
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    Re: Montale "My little treasure box'"

    Shipping is six euros but only to the the EU and GB--North America is not included. :cry:
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    I blind-bought La Nuit a couple months back and really enjoy it. I was surprised to get such a nice fragrance for so little money and from Paco Rabanne, a name I associate with a grabby man I dated...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2014

    I sampled MFK's Absolue pour le Soir today. I liked Cologne pour le Soir and had high hopes for the Absolue, but after a few minutes, the cumin took over and drowned every other note. I don't find...
  34. Thread: Most Powdery?

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    Re: Most Powdery?

    Amouage Gold Woman extrait was overwhelmingly powdery on me, and not in a good way. It drowned out all the other notes. Oddly, the EDP didn't strike me as terribly powdery. I'll have to try Man...
  35. Thread: Ava Luxe Redux

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    Ava Luxe Redux

    I found the old Ava Luxe thread from 2007 and jotted down the ones that sounded interesting to me. Because Ava Luxe doesn't have sample sizes anymore, I was hoping you could give me some guidance...
  36. Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    Thankfully only with samples so far, but given enough time...
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    Re: Worth the price

    Any fragrance that makes me feel thrilled to wear it is worth every penny. I equate it with the feeling some people get from owning an expensive car--every time you drive it, it's a bit exciting. I...
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    Re: Damn, I smell good!

    Every single time I wear Sarrasins or L'Heure Bleue. I think lots of fragrances make me smell good, but few make me smell damn good.
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    Re: Help me find a fragrance for my spouse.

    Modern, feminine, and vibrant, hmmmm. How about Jour d'Hermes? Citrus, white flowers, musk, would be good in the summer NYC heat. Comme de Garcons (the first one) is a spicy incense, and Stephen...
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Bought the last days of April but arrived today, Amouage Homage Attar, 12 ml, so May's perfume budget is still intact!
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    It is really good; I have a hard time with the original Shalimar's opening and it is muted in this version; plus, it's a limited edition and it's inexpensive.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 9 April, 2014.

    @ErinK-I mostly lurk here, but in this case feel so much for you I had to post. I once had a dream where I knocked off the head of a man who did me wrong with a shot from a cannon. It was a most...
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    100 ml Bronze Goddess 2011, 100 ml Iris d'Infusion, and a 30 ml decant of Iris d'Infusion Absolue. 5 ml of PG Felanilla came in the mail today but I bought it a while ago.
  44. Re: Indecision: when you don't know what you want

    I also use "Pick me something to wear" or I have a bag of samples next to the sink and I will reach in and blindly pull out one, so between those two options I always come up with a scent. Sometimes...
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Jour d'Hermes 1.7 oz edp for spring/summer
    Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Mexique 1.7 oz edp (backup bottle)

    I swore I was going to cut back this month!
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    Re: Expected Perfume Trends for 2014-2015

    I'm seeing the return of lilac as a primary note. Yay!
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    Re: Amouage Tribute Attar

    This information came out just a few days ago. It looks like Amouage attars have been pulled from distribution.

    http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/2014/03/27/amouage-attars-even-further-limited/
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    Re: Iris fan -- It's Official

    Carner Barcelona D600.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Atelier Orange Sanguine and Cedrat Enivrant, 30 ml each. Hurry up summer!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2014

    Today was Prada Candy. It opens with that cotton-candy chemical, turns to a bit of almost burnt caramel, and has that synthetic woody base I am finding in so many scents these days. Not a keeper for...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2014

    Cello, by mentally subtracting the white chocolate note I could see how Coromandel garnered many fans. However, on me the choco-sweetness was so ampilfied it drowned out pretty much everything else....
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2014

    Today I sampled Tauer PHI Une Rose de Kandahar. I had expected great things from this fragrance after the reviews but on me it had a juvenile "fruity-floral vibe. There was a fruit note that turned...
  53. Alien spray sample in April's InStyle mag in the US

    There is a spray sample of Alien in my subscription issue of InStyle--it's not a scent strip on the ad page, but a detachable card with a plastic sprayer and what I assume is a pliable plastic...
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    Re: A Very Good Year

    In my birth year, 1955, Dana launched Ambush and Revlon, Intimate, both of which my mother wore. Balenciaga also launched Quadrille. I remember wearing Quadrille as I got a bottle from a garage sale...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2014

    Today I sampled Chanel Coromandel. From the notes, I expected to love it--I like patch, spice, woods, benzoin, and incense, but oh! That white chocolate note! Don't get me wrong, I can do sweet, but...
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    Re: My fragrance collection is..........

    Generally not safe. Loud. Leaning towards statement scents, gourmands, and BWFs. I like vintage powerhouses and aldehydes, too; I own Rush and Opium and LouLou and Chanel No. 5. I own nothing "Eau"...
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    Re: One house, 4 seasons, 4 frags...

    Lutens

    Spring--De Profundis
    Summer--A la Nuit
    Fall--Un Bois Vanille
    Winter--Muscs Kublai Khan

    Edited to say, I hope you guys don't mind a woman posting in here--I just thought is was such an...
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    Re: Let's talk business

    I found that a light application of Comme de Garcon's Kyoto is well-received, and on Friday I attended a work training (all day, bad ventilation, uncomfortable chairs, you know the drill) and I wore...
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    Re: Spray vs Dab - do you notice a difference?

    I find that spraying puts more product on me than dabbing, and so there is more longevity. I have been surprised by the amount that some sprayers produce; sometimes more than I wanted!
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    Re: Avignon vs Cardinal vs Sancti

    I have not smelled Sancti, but for me Avignon is like being inside a church with the priest waving the censer next to my pew. Cardinal is like walking outside the church doors after they have been...
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    Sticky: Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    Yes, bus, BART, and ferries are the easiest to negotiate. There is something called a Clipper Card that works on city buses and BART. Parking in the city in really expensive and usually hard to...
  62. Re: Suggestions for scents (preferably similar to CdG Avignon, Guerlain Winter Delice)?

    For conifers and incense, try Slumberouse Norne. Pine resins galore, too. For a slightly different feel, Sonoma Scent Studios Forest Walk is somewhat resinous, though on me the forest only lasted a...
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    Sticky: Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    I live outside SF a ferry ride away. If you wouldn't mind roughing it in a sleeping bag, I can put a few people up in my house and drive us to the ferry and back each day. I have a big dog, though,...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - March 2014

    Today I tried Teo Cabanel Oha. It's rose, with spice, jasmine and woody accents and I found it quite lovely. It's not a fresh rose, but a darker, spicier one. I thought it would make a good choice...
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    Re: Most worn in February 2014

    Most worn for me:

    Teo Cabanel Alahine--2

    Chanel Bois des Iles--2

    Carner Barcelona D600--2

    Slumberhouse Norne--2
  66. Re: If a scent is discontinued, how much is enough?

    I didn't say what it was, did I? Danieq, if you like animalic notes, you must try Cartier Panthere--the parfum is loaded with civet, a note I love, and that's what I bought. I don't know about the...
  67. Re: If a scent is discontinued, how much is enough?

    Thank you all for your wise advice and opinions. I went ahead and bought another 45ml. It is parfum so I think that 60 ml total will last a while.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - February 2014

    I did start posting my samples in January, I think, and then things got away from me and I forgot about this. Anyway, thanks for reminding me! Today I sampled Parfumerie Generale Un Crime Exotique....
  69. If a scent is discontinued, how much is enough?

    I am new to experiencing a lot of different perfumes; for years I had a "signature" scent and two or three others that I used occasionally. Now, I have got quite a few bottles and have the sense...
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    Re: When someone asks you what you're wearing....

    I always tell people, although some names seem to stump people. I was wearing Tocade once, my date asked me what I was wearing and I told him. He said, "Spell it" and I did. Maybe he thought I was...
  71. Re: Christian Dior makes spelling mistakes on their bottles

    So the relatively expensive-to manufacture bottle has a spelling mistake but a cheap sticker is spelled right and that makes the seller think the bottle is legit? SO fake!
  72. Re: Reccommendations for a Vanilla-lover please? :)

    I'm not sure what's available in NZ but my go-to vanilla scent is Indult Tihota. Vanilla and musk. Expensive, though.
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    Re: I'm a Masculine Man Wearing Shalimar

    Daniel, you smell goooooood. Come over and sit by me!

    (Of course Shalimar is wearable by men; IMHO it's so much better than those aquatic things some men wear.)
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    Kumquat, what a great deal! I only have a mini and a half-ounce parfum in the travel bottle.
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    Danieq, what a great find. Vintage Joy is lovely and I adore Panthere, one of my absolute favorites. Hermes and I unfortunately don't get along very well, poor longevity on me. Looking forward to...
  76. Re: House of the Matriarch - Suggestions Please???

    I have only tried Devotion and Blackbird so far. I loved Devotion--Incense with a capital I with a woody/amber/vanilla drydown that tempers the incense. It has a leather note, but mostly it's...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Lovely! Gorgeous color.
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    Re: Must II de Cartier

    I think it was marketed to women as a flanker to Must de Cartier (but I'll bet it would smell good on a man as well).
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    Re: Men fragrances you like and do not like

    I don't like aquatics on anyone. I don't like bitter-smelling anything (green or herbs or tar) but generally prefer incense, orientals, leather, and woody fragrances, although I am not averse to...
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    Re: "Unisex" - SA's having serious gender issues

    I think it depends on where you are shopping. Macy's and Sephora--yes, I expect their SAs might not know much about the scents and would consider a fragrance placed in the "female" section to be...
  81. Re: Hmmm...A Fragrance "Primer" Spray? "Canvas and Concrete"

    "Reduces the amount of absorption into your body" Really? I was not aware that I absorbed any scent into my body...into the top layers of skin, perhaps, but no further. Am I really off base here,...
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    Re: La Panthère by Cartier

    I like the bottle, too, but I wish the face were black; it would contrast so much more with the juice. The pink says cutesy "pink panther" and the notes are not my style.

    I also mourn the loss of...
  83. Re: Getting friends into perfume-Any success? Any interest?

    My friends look at me strangely if I talk about scent, and can't understand why I always smell different. Some wear no scent at all and a few have worn the same scent (their signature) for years and...
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    The Cartier Panthere arrived and it is just wonderful. I spent most of yesterday snuffling my wrists. I was so lucky--the seller did not really know what a gem it is and priced it really low.
  85. Re: Why do some guys buy the same perfume for different women?

    I wonder, if he likes it so much, why doesn't he wear it and let you wear what you like?
  86. Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    In the third episode of Season 3 Sherlock, (on PBS), a plot point hinges on the fact that two women wear the same perfume. This leads Sherlock to name the wrong woman in one of his deductions, based...
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    Re: Wedding Day Scents

    Congratulations! I wore L'HB too.
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    A half-ounce (about 2/3 full) of vintage Cartier Panthere. I ordered a mini a while ago and fell head over heels for the civet in it, so had to get more.
  89. Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    2 balls = two times the odor? Maybe they thought we couldn't handle it...originally formulated with two, but had to "cut" back...
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    Re: Most worn in January 2014

    I wore Bois des Iles twice and a sample (or two) of something the remaining days.
  91. Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    Austin Young Accident gives the notes as : Gasoline vapor, perfume spilled down a bucket seat, safety glass, a smoking tire, a last minute dab of face powder, the smell of a mechanic.

    I thought it...
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    Re: Pick me something random to wear

    Thanks, socalwoman--I deleted Rush completely but the Pick me feature still recommends it. I give up.
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    Re: Pick me something random to wear

    I don't seem to have a red X. I can check the box next to the fragrance name in the wardrobe list and down at the bottom of the list there is a little box that says "select" which lets you move the...
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    Re: Pick me something random to wear

    Took socalwoman's advice and moved Rush from the trash to "no longer own." Closed the browser which now clears cookies, logged back in, asked "Pick me" and got Rush. I am able to post Scent of the...
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    Re: Pick me something random to wear

    Cleared cookies, logged out, logged back in, and "Pick me" says-------wait for it-------Rush!

    Perhaps the perfume gods are trying to tell me something, like get rid of my other perfumes, or buy...
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    Re: Pick me something random to wear

    Curiouser and curiouser...I deleted Rush from my wardrobe, logged out, logged back in, and "Pick me" still told me Rush. Does it send a cookie to my computer after the pick? I'll try deleting...
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    Re: Pick me something random to wear

    It's still telling me Rush-
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    Re: Are you a collector?

    Oh yes indeedy! I have horrible recollections from childhood of having to dust my mother's china collection, de-tarnish the spoon collection, and wash and iron the linen collection. In my mind...
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    Re: Are you a collector?

    I don't think of myself as a collector as much as a person of diverse tastes, so I need a variety of scents to reflect those tastes. I'm using them, not collecting them.
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    Re: Pick me something random to wear

    I wondered that as well so I "wore" it yesterday, and like you found, it seems to be stuck on the one fragrance suggested.
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