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    Re: Seeking woody scent

    I will have to try and find samples of the Serge Lutens line. They sound intriguing. I will also snoop through Marshalls tonight and see if I can find the Egoiste innexpensively. They usually have...
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    Re: Seeking woody scent

    The wood in Boyfriend is called Vanilla Wood, whatever that is. It smells somewhere between cedar and mahogany to my nose. Just warm, a bit resinous and comforting. I am not really good at...
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    Seeking woody scent

    I am looking to see if anyone can help me find this holy grail. I got a sample of Boyfriend by Kate Walsh. I was not really liking the opening or middle, but the perfume mellowed down into this...
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    Help! Old bottle or new?

    I discovered a love for Miss Dior Cherie.

    I read on here that it was changed and renamed. I went to Sephora, hoping to sample the new Miss Dior's and found a gift set of Miss Dior Cherie. I...
  5. Re: profumo.it: Gipsy Queen; African Night

    Apparently I really like this secret heart of rose. I love it. I wish I could bathe in it, it is that good. :)

    Tonight I have just put on Hindu Kush. The opening is very woody, and I think the...
  6. Re: profumo.it: Gipsy Queen; African Night

    I agree. African Night is just lovely. Truly. I could not tell you what the scent contains, because it is that smooth. Most perfumes I can distinguish individual notes, but with African Night,...
  7. Re: profumo.it: Gipsy Queen; African Night

    I still think this is the most wonderful perfume... but from first testing, it seems to lack staying power. I am not sure if my nose is becoming unable to smell it, or if it disappears quickly...I...
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    Re: How do SA approach you?

    Yes, that is the one. :)
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    Re: Any good DRY wood frags you know of?

    You might like it. The bulk of what I got from the scent was wood. Lots and lots and LOTS of freshly cut wood. I am going to have my husband try it, as he is a woodworking hobbyist and loves the...
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    Re: How do SA approach you?

    Oh god! West Farms Macy's is the worst (if you mean the same one that I do!) I have gone in there and asked for a sample that is sitting right on the counter and have been told no, that they are...
  11. Re: profumo.it: Gipsy Queen; African Night

    On to African Night. Another amazing fragrance. I can honestly say that I love this one. Love! It is not as aggressive a scent as Gipsy Queen, but it has a lot of personality all its own. This...
  12. Re: Gipsy Queen

    Perhaps it was the vanilla. I know that I really loved the scent, though for me I think the patchouli was a bit too much for me to really wear it every day. (Though I am going to wear and test it...
  13. Re: profumo.it: Gipsy Queen

    Today I have chosen Notte Africana (African Night). From the website: http://www.profumo.it/perfume/prodotto.asp?pid=100 , the notes are: rose wood, ylang ylang, rose, grapefruit and hibiscus...
  14. Re: Gipsy Queen

    I reapplied it last night before I went to bed and wow, did I have some really wild dreams. Either I am worried about some things without knowing it, or the scent was affecting me. I rarely have...
  15. Re: Gipsy Queen

    I also wanted to add that this fragrance has a LOT of longevity. I put the skin test on this morning at 9 and could still smell it at 6 pm. And I truly did not use very much at all, as I was unsure...
  16. Re: Gipsy Queen

    Hello Profumo!

    Thank you so very much! I hope lots of people order from you. I could spend a whole post just raving about how my samples were packaged. They came carefully packaged in a very...
  17. profumo.it: Gipsy Queen; African Night; Hindu Kush

    Oh. My. Goodness!

    Yes, that was the first thing I said when I did a skin test of this perfume today at work. I will have to try it again in a better, bigger test, but here are my first...
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    Re: Spotted at TJMaxx

    I saw the Kate Moss perfume there the other day. Cannot say I would dare to buy that. I am sure it is horrid.
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    Re: Your Favorite "Floral" Perfumes..

    Parfumes de Rosine Poussierre de Rose
  20. Re: Guess the fragrance from the notes and win a little of it. Part Two rop

    Is it that new Jo Malone? I think it had those in it... I will have to look back through the blogs I read...
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    Re: Any good DRY wood frags you know of?

    I agree! I am sampling it today and as I drove around in the car, I felt like I was sitting in a lumber mill! It was as if freshly cut wood was in the car with me. Very different and very...
  22. Re: Winners Announced! Bottle Contest #8: Green without Envy

    Poifekt! Sign me up for one! :)
  23. Re: Winners Announced! Bottle Contest #8: Green without Envy

    w00t! Congrats to all the winners and thank you once again to Tang! What beautiful art and SO MUCH FUN!


    psssst... PM me when you finally publish... I want it! ;)
  24. Re: Name up to FIVE Bottles: Contest #8, Green without Envy

    w00t! Nice job everyone and THANK YOU to tang!
  25. Re: Name up to FIVE Bottles: Contest #8, Green without Envy

    Tang is a genius! Not only is the art amazing, but we are held breathless and captivated and when finally something that collects all of these lovely and much coveted pictures together, we will all...
  26. Re: Name up to FIVE Bottles: Contest #8, Green without Envy

    Though you know I am in love with these pictures and just wish you would let me spend some green on a calendar of your art.
  27. Re: Name up to FIVE Bottles: Contest #8, Green without Envy

    Shall I be the first to make a joke about coveting the Covet perfume prize? ;)
  28. Re: Name up to FIVE Bottles: Contest #8, Green without Envy

    It is hard to tell, because the color could be deceiving, but I believe

    Row 2, #9 is DIABOLO ROSE by Les Parfums de Rosine
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    Row 2, #15: Tommy Summer Cologne Spray ( 2007 Limited Edition ) by Tommy Hilfiger
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    And btw, You rock TANG! :)

    Row 1, #13 Bvlgari Green Tea Extreme Perfume
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    Row 1, #10: Sarah Jessica Parker Covet
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    Row 4, #2: Bulgari Omnia Green Jade
  33. Re: And now for something completely different: Profumo.it, Princess E, Dr. Bonner

    Thank you for your reviews! I cannot wait to try my samples. So far I have been more than pleased with my experience ordering from profumo.it. Professional, gracious, helpful, kind... what more...
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    Re: perfume reactions

    The only one that I ever had a truly bad reaction to was Poison. My aunt sprayed some on me when I was 14 and I broke out in a horrible rash and had trouble breathing.
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    Re: perfume reactions

    Nope, not so far, though I admit I have only used one small dot on my wrist. Dang, that stuff is strong!
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    Re: perfume reactions

    Yep. There are some fragrances that make me feel as if I cannot breathe. Not sure what the note is that makes me react, but I will suddenly feel like I am suffocating and have to go and scrub it...
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    Spotted at TJMaxx

    Just wanted to let the angel lovers know that I saw the Peony Angel perfume refill for $40 at TJMaxx today. They also had a few different De La Renta's that I had not seen before.
  38. Thread: So excited!

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    So excited!

    Ok, maybe it is just me... but do you get excited when you order perfumes and you just wish they would come NOW even though you *just* placed the order? I do and it is like being a child at...
  39. Re: And now for something completely different: Profumo.it, Princess E, Dr. Bonner

    Do you ever taste scents? I don't mean when it is so strong you can taste it, I mean when a certain scent makes you have a physical sensation akin to tasting? There is a scent (which I have not...
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    Re: Patchouli, Amber, Mahogany, Vanilla

    I have not tried either. I will see if I can.
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    Re: Patchouli, Amber, Mahogany, Vanilla

    For those of you who love Belle en Rykiel, I just got the lotion for $4 on clearance at TJMaxx
  42. Re: Finding one of each perfume type that you like...

    Really? I took the classifications from Osmoz. But I can recategorize. :)
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    Re: Patchouli, Amber, Mahogany, Vanilla

    Do you know of any that have one prominent and not the others? I think it would be interesting to see if I like the notes prominent without the others.
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    Patchouli, Amber, Mahogany, Vanilla

    I am currently in LOVE with Belle En Rykiel. Patchouli, Amber, Mahogany, Vanilla. are the basenotes and since it is the drydown that I really love (the opening is a bit meh, but once it has dried...
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    Please help with suggestions

    My husband has been wearing D&G Light Blue all summer. Now that the weather is turning cold, I was thinking of getting him something more appropriate for the cold. The only other fragrance he has...
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    Re: Belle en Rykiel

    2.5 Oz./75ml
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    Belle en Rykiel

    OMG! This is an amazing fragrance. I bought it blind because everyone was raving about it here and it was only $20 at TJMaxx and I figured what the heck.

    It is SO good! So smooth and the dry...
  48. Re: Finding one of each perfume type that you like...

    You would put it into the Fougere category? I thought it would be straight up Oriental... ?
  49. Has anyone tried to find one of each perfume type...

    Has anyone tried to find one of each perfume type that you like? I am thinking of challenging myself to find a perfume in each category that I can actually enjoy and wear. I think this would give...
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    Re: Marshalls/TJMaxx

    The grapefruit sounds interesting, but I am thinking it might turn out just like the Betsy Johnson I just got and I am trying to get scents that are different from one another to give myself a nice...
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    Re: Marshalls/TJMaxx

    Belle en Rykiel is a good scent? I saw it today, but had never heard of it. They had quite a few that I had never heard of.

    Oh, the other one that looked interesting was YSL Baby Doll. The...
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    Re: Marshalls/TJMaxx

    I know of that thread. But I do not see reviews of the fragrances and whether they are must grab or not. Just saying they are there does not tell of whether they are worthy of consideration. Not...
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    Marshalls/TJMaxx

    Does anyone here shop there? I go and peek at the fragrances every now and then, but I don't know enough about the brands that I generally see there. Are there any fragrances that are often found...
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    What scent do you think you despise?

    What scent do you despise and would be shocked if you found you liked a scent that has that as a strong note?

    Mine would be hay. I would be shocked if I loved a perfume that smelled like hay. I...
  55. Do you ever have a smell you wish you could bottle?

    For me it is the smell of fall. The smell of pine needles and faint wood smoke. Crisp cold air and leaves that have crunched under foot. I wish I could bottle that. It is such a comforting scent...
  56. Thread: Rose

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    Re: Rose

    So, I am trying on Le Labo Rose 31, which an oh so wonderful angel (you know who you are) sent my way. I get some really great rose from a distance. So far it smells very realistic. But there is...
  57. Re: Does anyone here wear Lauren (maroon square bottle) anymore?

    I was wearing Poussiere on that day. I did not think they smelled alike, but they were showing me the new Lauren and they said it did not smell the same, that the old version smelled like what I was...
  58. Re: Does anyone here wear Lauren (maroon square bottle) anymore?

    This is exactly the conversation two of my coworkers had a few weeks ago. One was gifted a bottle of Lauren and she tried it on and was disappointed that it had changed. She brought it in for...
  59. Thread: Rose

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    Re: Rose

    Oh! I thought that was what you meant, but was trying to figure out if that was some sort of perfumery term...
  60. Thread: Rose

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    Re: Rose

    Rose+ headache??
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    Re: Rose

    ACK! Somehow I doubt I could convince hubby I needed that!
  62. Thread: Rose

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    Rose

    So, I am really digging the Rosines. I never thought I liked rose, after a childhood around my grandmother's sickly rose perfume.

    I am wondering what other rose scents there are that are...
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    Re: SotD 20 October Monday

    I am boring. I wore my staple: Laila by Geir Ness.
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    Re: Dear Tang ~ A Special Announcement ~

    Thank you Tang! You know, you should do a coffee table book with all these images, or maybe a calendar. I bet people would snatch those suckers off the shelf. What beautiful pictures.... you...
  65. Re: Winners Announced! Bottle Contest #7: Pretty in Pink

    Wow. Cool! Thanks Tang for all of your hard work! This was really fun! Congrats everyone.
  66. Re: Name at least ONE bottle! Contest #7: Pretty in Pink

    Oh cool! I was wondering what that one was! Such a cute bottle... wonder if it smells good too?
  67. Re: Name at least ONE bottle! Contest #7: Pretty in Pink

    Row 2, #4 Oscar Island Flowers by Oscar de la Renta - Eau de Toilette Spray - Limited Edition 2006; 100ml / 3.3oz for women
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    Row 2, #4 Oscar by Oscar de la Renta - Eau de Toilette Spray - Limited Edition 2006; 100ml / 3.3oz for women
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    Row 2, #4 Oscar Limited Edition Eau De Toilette 2006 Edition by Oscar De La Renta
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    row 2, #5: Histoire D Amour 2 by Aubusson
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    line 1, #18: Love Love De Toi Glamstar Eau De Toilette Spray ( Limited Edition ) by Morgan De Toi
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    Row 5. #8: Maria Sharapova by Parlux Fragrances
  73. Re: Name at least ONE bottle! Contest #7: Pretty in Pink

    Row 6, #16: BLACK XS Perfume by Paco Rabanne for Women
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    Re: Les Parfums de Rosine

    I have. I got mine last week, it took about two weeks to get them. I am bummed that they now have a new scent and I did not get a sample!
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    Re: Les Parfums de Rosine

    Today it is La Rosa. I did not care for the opening. It was rather sharp and, while not as unpleasant as Kashmirie, still not anything I would go in public smelling of... But once it settles down,...
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    Re: Les Parfums de Rosine

    Yes. Of all the ones I have tested, that is it. That is #1. None of the others come even close... though some others I do feel are nice.

    According to the luscious cargo site, (iirc), they only...
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    Re: Les Parfums de Rosine

    This is an odd fragrance. Every now and then I get the smell of fresh tea and then a bit later I smell roses.
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    Re: Les Parfums de Rosine

    I wore Rose Kashmirie today. I like it, though I think if I had to choose between the two, I would go for Poussiere. Where Poussiere is flirty and warm, Kashmirie seems much more reserved. In some...
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    Re: Les Parfums de Rosine

    That was what I was looking for. I hesitate to order from just any online place, especially considering the prevalence of fakes as well as the fact that perfume can go bad if not treated well.

    I...
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    Les Parfums de Rosine

    I am in love. Love I tell you. I never thought I would like rose scents. My grandmother absolutely drenched herself in rose and it was the funkiest scent and I hated it. But these... THESE......
  81. Thread: Ayala Moriel

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    Re: Ayala Moriel

    I will admit that I tried one and then put them away. They all seemed so heavy and cloying... not something to try on a 98 degree day. I will probably pull them out again soon to try, since it is...
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    Re: Old Lady! Teenybopper! Ballbusting Exec!

    I indeed feel that way. Some fragrances just immediately strike me and I cannot get the image they create out of my head. Most chyphre's do that to me. Of course, most of my older female relatives...
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    Re: Floral Aquatic?

    I can say that I am sniffing the package (it came all wrapped in tissue paper) and it smells so sweet and if I was not already wearing perfume, I would be trying one now! The scent of the package...
  84. Thread: Mitsouko

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    Re: Mitsouko

    I will do that. Have done it once already. I so want to like it... maybe I am just not into this type of perfume... but the haunting description just sounds so lovely!
  85. Thread: Mitsouko

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    Re: Mitsouko

    Actually, yes. And that was so horrid that I did not dare try any more than that. I got no peach, just this... smell that I did not like and my husband asked why I would want to smell like that. I...
  86. Thread: Mitsouko

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    Re: Mitsouko

    I believe it is the EDP. It came in a beginners sample set from the perfumed court. I really do not smell any peaches and have been wondering how or why it is described that way.
  87. Thread: Mitsouko

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    Re: Mitsouko

    Eeep! I was not trying to be offensive! Sorry!

    Maybe I am smelling it wrong... who knows? I have a little vial and I put a drop on my wrist and sniff... then wait and sniff again. It just...
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    Re: Floral Aquatic?

    My Rosine samples arrived. I will let you know what I think once I try them! I am so excited!
  89. Thread: Mitsouko

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    Re: Mitsouko

    I tried this fragrance and, maybe it is just me, but it smells like something a much older person would wear. I know my mother and grandmother wore things like Chanel No. 5, so maybe that is why I...
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    Re: Eclectic fragrance?

    That was what I was trying to figure out... whether there is such a beast. :) Can a fragrance be "eclectic"? Or is it merely that someone might have eclectic tastes and the range that they wear...
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    Eclectic fragrance?

    I was speaking with a co-worker and we were talking about styles and she said that she sees me as being eclectic. I do not really follow the style trends and wear what I like, what fits and what...
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    Re: Floral Aquatic?

    Ok, so Laila is a fruity floral. Omnia Crystalline is a Floral Aquatic. And the other one that someone gave me and is inoffensive on my skin (very non-descript) which is Armani Mania and that one is...
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    Re: Floral Aquatic?

    Thank you for the recommendation. I ordered the Rosine sample set. Hopefully I like at least one of them.
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    Floral Aquatic?

    Is Laila considered a floral aquatic? I wound up buying a bottle of that, since it sits well on my skin (a lot of things turn pure sickeningly sweet on me). I also bought a bottle of Bulgari Omnia...
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    Re: Sweet fragrances

    Hmm... ok, thanks for the info. Oh well.
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    Re: How do you get Ava Luxe samples?

    Unfortunately, they do not stock the ones that I was interested in. The only place I have found them are on her website. :( I was looking at her fresh scents, which seem to be limited in...
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    How do you get Ava Luxe samples?

    Does anyone know how to get samples? I have emailed the company directly and looked at various online sites, but none of the decant businesses seem to carry the ones I am interested in.

    Any other...
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    Re: Sweet fragrances

    Yes, I have tried Angel and found it horrid, utterly and completely awful! I don't know why people like it... but I have smelled it on others and it smells nothing like what it smells on mel *sigh*...
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    Re: Sweet fragrances

    Ha! Funny that you suggested this just as I was asking the question. I will look them up online and see if I can get samples. Thank you so much!
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    Re: Sweet fragrances

    I will see if I can find those books.

    I am guessing that I cannot wear sweet fragrances. The only one that has come close to what I am looking for is Eclat D'Arpege by Lanvin. It is still a...
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