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    Re: Recent Compliments

    I've gotten loads of compliments on Creed's Love In White. FM's En Passant also gets me compliments -and people are always surprised to hear that it's lilac......Fleur D'Oranger is another one.
  2. Re: all purpose "anytime" fragrances - your top 2

    I'm wearing SL's Fleur d'oranger a lot this days...and nights. Bought it a few months ago and I'm halfway through the bottle...Creed's FdTRB...get lots of compliments on that too! Evenings I wear...
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    Re: How do you open the Chanel perfume flacon?

    Indeed it deserves just that! :D
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    Re: How do you open the Chanel perfume flacon?

    I guess there's just no way to preserve the lovely wax seal! Thanks so much for your reply - I can't wait to wear it. I finally decided to treated myself and bought the perfume. I have the EDP as...
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    How do you open the Chanel perfume flacon?

    Silly question...I just bought a bottle of Chanel No.5 perfume. Is there a "proper" way to open this? It looks so beautiful with the wax seal and all....

    Also, how should I apply it? with my...
  6. Re: Creed - Fleur the Rose Bulgare and Fleurs de Bulgarie?

    I own FTDRB and have a sample of Fleurs de Bulgarie...FTDRB is a fresh uplifting scent, like a rose covered in morning dew -it also has a touch of citrus. Fleurs de Bulgarie is rich, luxurious and...
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    Re: Scents to take you into the next life...

    Those are some good ideas that I hadn't thought of...I love the idea of having my collection at a table....and I'd like to choose my final fragrance to wear and to be buried with. My friends and...
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    Re: mr Malle goes to Boston

    Yes, I did ask him what his favourite was. He didn't answer which his "favourite" was, but he did say he wears Vetiver Extraordinaire....and also whatever he was currently working on. He said his...
  9. Re: French Lover will have a different name in the U.S..

    :grin:

    Maybe we should have had a mini basenotes convention!

    I was thinking of randomly asking people as well whether they were basenoters.....I didn't get there until later. He also signed...
  10. Re: French Lover will have a different name in the U.S..

    Did we?? I think I remember a red head or did I just put the idea in my head?? Remember, I was a little tipsy...I'm a cheap drunk-one glass was all it took :P
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    Re: mr Malle goes to Boston

    Yes...I do recall that, translated into English it's something "Thunder Wood". We'll all find out soon enough. As I was saying, he was surprisingly down-to-earth. I wasn't sure what to expect and...
  12. Re: anyone in USA order from Malle's Paris shop?

    I was once comtemplating on ordering directly from Paris too. I think it really depends on your luck with Customs on any particular day.

    I've ordered with Barney's in New York and the SA that...
  13. Re: French Lover will have a different name in the U.S..

    Hey nsamadi.....I'm not one to be all hoity-toity...but if I'm going to fork over that much money for a bottle of his perfume, and they offer me free booze..why the hell not right? :)...
  14. Re: French Lover will have a different name in the U.S..

    [QUOTE=lannansidhe;1024897]Oh, I love the idea of Bois du French Lover!! Does that translate to what I think it does?[/QUOTE

    LoL

    Oh dear....
  15. French Lover will have a different name in the U.S..

    Well I just came back from the Frederic Malle event at Barney's...and the man himself said French Lover will be launched under a different name in the U.S. He told me the name, but I can't remember...
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    Re: F*** Unforgivable

    I'm pissed off too...I still have 3/4 of bottle of MI left. I mainly wear it at home now :(
    I second Ormonde Jayne's Isfarkand -very sophisticated.
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    Re: summer interview

    I agree with all the other posts..don't wear any fragrance -you just never know. Better safe than sorry....Good Luck with your interview!
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    Re: Frederick Malle opinions ????

    I love and own a large bottle of Iris Poudre -love it! Just like the above comments-warm and elegant. Carnal Flower turned me on to tuberose...I will be purchasing a bottle of that very soon. En...
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    Re: Scents to take you into the next life...

    I'll try that combo..I have a decant of Angelique Encens....and that's very romantic of your husband, not sure if mine would have that kind of initiative!
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    Re: Scents to take you into the next life...

    Passage D' Enfer came to my mind because of the name! I have yet to sample it...I'll seek out a sample. Very curious to see if it really is creepy...I'm intrigued.
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    Re: Scents to take you into the next life...

    Naawww, just a coincidence! That is funny though LOL. Consider this..my husband, than boyfriend's cell number started with 666 !! :shocked: I guess I'm married to the Devil himself..but aren't we...
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    Scents to take you into the next life...

    I have no idea why I'm thinking about this, perhaps the gloomy weather **shrug**. I apologize if it's a bit too serious for a Monday morning...but have you ever imagined your own funeral? What...
  23. Re: What are your thoughts on SL's Fleur D'Oranger?

    Well I finally ripped open the cellophane and bathed myself in it.....it's not quite as sweet as I thought -I love the dry down, very mellow with wafts of orange blossom and jasmine taking turns at...
  24. Re: What are your thoughts on SL's Fleur D'Oranger?

    The bottle is still sitting on my table staring at me...beckoning me to open it! I've shown incredible restraint! The only thing holding me back is my guilt -I've been on a spending spree on shoes...
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    Re: CHANELS-Anyone notice a difference...

    Hi tinker! I use to own a bottle of Coco edp back in 80's and recently wanted to repurchase a bottle. It definitely doesn't smell the same anymore : (
    I remember it being more rich and smooth. ...
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    Re: My opinion on D and G Light Blue

    I remember my first experience with Light Blue...I was on vacation in Italy, shopping in a department store....I was making my way down an escalator when all of a sudden I was overcome by the most...
  27. Re: What are your thoughts on SL's Fleur D'Oranger?

    Oh my...I loved your article, so eloquent. I learned so much from reading it. So SL is actually losing money from producing this one? I think I'll keep my bottle than...hate to find out that I love...
  28. Re: What are your thoughts on SL's Fleur D'Oranger?

    ohhhhhh, so the bottle has finally arrived and I'm staring at it as we speak. I retested it AGAIN...and thought that it was really nice -not amazing. I think I detect a civet note???? am I right?...
  29. Re: What are your thoughts on SL's Fleur D'Oranger?

    When I re-tested it the other day, it was over 78 degrees in Boston! I think the warmth just exacerbated the sweetness. Whereas when I originally tested it the first time, it was very cold and...
  30. What are your thoughts on SL's Fleur D'Oranger?

    I bought a bottle of Serge Luten's Fleur D'Oranger last week at Barney's on impulse. I really wanted something new...however they were out and had to ship it to me from New York. I've yet to...
  31. Re: Your advice pls: what to wear for dinner & salsa dancing?

    Do let us know how the date went! Is it Babalu's you're going to? It's been awhile since I danced the night away.....
  32. Re: Your advice pls: what to wear for dinner & salsa dancing?

    I use to be really into Salsa...you'll be sweating for sure! I think I'd prefer to smell something light and fresh, just because it's going to get really hot and stuffy in there. So anything too...
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    Re: looking for white flower fragrance

    Kai
    Carnal Flower
    Chanel N.22
    Fleur de Narcisses
    Nocturnes

    Those are a few that come to my mind immediately...check the directory here for reviews, I love them all...
  34. Re: Hello!! Did No One Notice The "new" Front Page?

    Okay...I just figured it out..... this was an April Fool's prank. hahaha. funny. You should have seen my face!
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    Re: SotD Sunday 1 April, April Fool's Day

    OMG, was I ever fooled!! I was panicked and in a cold sweat!!!!!!!!
  36. Re: Hello!! Did No One Notice The "new" Front Page?

    Yes!!!! What the hell is going on?? The same thing happened with me! I had to google "Basenotes" then, clicked on one of the old threads to get back here. Huh??? I'm freaking out here! I'm not...
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    Re: the 1st scent you fell in love with

    Chanel No.5 at age 8. Still love it :) Also, in 8th grade..I absolutely fell in love with Calvin Klein's Obsession. I obviously didn't have the money to buy it then, so I kept going back to the...
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    Re: Perfume and diets!

    I don't enjoy gourmand scents, but I do have some scented candles that smell like cookies...so every time I burn them, I crave something sweet! So I would imagine gourmand scents would have the same...
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    Re: How is fragrance regarded in your culture?

    I'm Asian-Canadian and my experience with fragrances have been in Hong Kong and Japan...

    In Japan, it's considered extremely rude to have very strong smelling fragrances, so the majority of the...
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    Re: Anyone purchase off of FragranceNet?

    I've purchased from them a couple of times, no problems whatsoever. I purchased a small size bottle of Mitsouko EDT, and received a larger size for the same price. I guess they ran out of the size...
  41. Re: What scent(s) did u HAVE to ask.."what is that wonderul scent your wearing?"

    Again at the library! :) When in a library, where it is quiet and one is usually deep in thought....the experience of being hit (in a good way ;) with a scent is quite a surprise. I guess because...
  42. Re: What scent(s) did u HAVE to ask.."what is that wonderul scent your wearing?"

    It's been awhile, about 16 yrs ago, at a library. This woman walked by me and I was just completely enamoured with her sillage. I had to chase her down to find out what it was. It was Lauren, by...
  43. Re: Girly-Fresh or Exotic-womanly, which is you?

    Haha girly-exotic! forget the dashboard, that's the wiggle dance I do when I receive my decants in the mail!
  44. Re: Girly-Fresh or Exotic-womanly, which is you?

    I guess it would have to depend on my mood and what I'm feeling...
    However at the moment, I'm more interested in the exotic/off beat fragrances....so decants galore!

    How about womanly fresh? :)
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    Re: How long can you keep perfumes?

    I agree with the above...I had a flacon of Coco, Eau de Parfum for about 8-10 years! It was a stopper top. The juice actually turned a little cloudy and developed some sediment, but it still...
  46. Re: SotD Thursday 8 March - International Women's Day

    Hmmm, International Women's Day...Yeh! I think I'll wear my decant of Carnal Flower
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for March 2007)

    I bought a decant of Creed's Angelique Encens, love it so far ...warm, incensey and exotic, and my Mitsouko EDT arrived a few days ago minus the oakmoss :o)...but still oh so glorious.
  48. Poll: Re: Lady's opinion on L'Eau D'Issey pour homme

    I too think it's quite boring...at one point everyone was wearing this. I just grew tired of it.
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    Re: Surprising dissapointments

    Creed's Virgin Island Water -it's nice, not horrible but way too much coconut, way too much lime in the drydown. I suppose if you really enjoyed coconut and lime than you'll love it. It reminds me...
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    Re: What your wardrobe says about you

    Perhaps you're my alter ego!! I'm a Virgo with Aries rising! and I'm "full" Chinese. I've had a few loud fragrances in the past Paloma Picasso, Coco....I plan to add some woody, incense based...
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    Re: What your wardrobe says about you

    Virgo here....I too check out what other people are buying at the supermarket line! I've loved perfume all my life but have only gotten 'serious' about them recently. I'm not quite sure how to...
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    Re: My Mitsouko...

    It wasn't me :P I got 1oz of the EDT. I purchased it from FragranceNet,it was very inexpensive! with the discount it was only $18.90. Fingers crossed, I'm curious to see what the quality is...
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    Re: Strictly wood

    off topic....I had 'created' my own perfume at Suzanne Lang's store in Toronto on Queen St. West about 5 years ago....(shop closed a/b 1yr later) and my bottle had no logevity to it at all -Less than...
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    Re: My Mitsouko...

    I can't wait till I receive my Mitsouko in the mail...I'm sure it'll still be wonderful. I haven't sampled the perfume, I'll have to save my pennies for that :o)
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    My Mitsouko...

    I know there has been much discussion on the reformulation of Mitsouko as they're many fans of this fragrance on this site...I just bought a bottle from FragranceNet, and wondered on the possibility...
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    Re: Canadian Head Count

    Hello from Boston! Originally from T.O.
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    Re: Most Exclusive/Expensive Fragrance Notes

    I heard ambrette seed was pretty expensive too...it must of been from an article on the new Chanels.
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    For me that would be Angel, Poison, Amor Amor by Cacherel.
  59. Re: Potential Loss of Smell from using nasal sprays!!

    So sorry to hear that -can you get a second opinion about alternative treatments? Hope you can find a solution soon...all the best.
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    Re: beware of windaz.com!!!!!!!!!!!

    I can't remember where I came across the information, I think it was Consumer Report?.....from what I understood, a company listed with the BBB isn't necessary a good gauge of their trustworthiness...
  61. Potential Loss of Smell from using nasal sprays!!

    Thought I'd share this with everyone...news to me. Can't imagine life without my sense of smell!

    http://www.thedenverchannel.com/7newsinvestigates/6279576/detail.html
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    Re: Crazy Customers

    The other day at Sephora's, I witnessed this woman going down the perfume aisle, spritzing herself with at least 6-7 shots each, with at least 10 different fragrances!! -like there was no tomorrow. ...
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    Re: Fess Up! Every 'pinched' a spray or two?

    Hmmm. That is strange! I guess they were addicted to the 'rush'?

    Fortunately, she's no longer in my life. This happened 13 yrs ago. I had to cut her off. I really tried to be understanding...
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    Re: Fess Up! Every 'pinched' a spray or two?

    OMG, Don't understand how people can steal from friends! When I was younger, I had a friend (now ex- friend) steal a tube of my lipstick (the first "VivaGlam" by MAC) I am 100% sure it was her...
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    Re: Fess Up! Every 'pinched' a spray or two?

    Interesting post, because the other day, I was thinking...how would I feel /react if someone went into my bathroom cabinet and sampled some of my perfumes? To be honest, I think I'd be upset. ...
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    Re: Never say Never

    Yes! I've never enjoyed fragrances with tuberose -to the point where if I knew the perfume contained tuberose, I would not even sample it. Now I'm completely enamoured with Carnal Flower. Now, I'm...
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    Re: Coco or Coco Mademoiselle?

    I much prefer Coco -EDP. It's warm, elegant and a little spicy. This was my signature scent from age 17-25. A little goes a long way, took me 8 years to finish the bottle. Since then, I've been...
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    Re: Suggest, please -CREED

    I think she might enjoy Fleurissimo - tuberose, bulgarian rose, violet, and Florentine Iris. I find this very elegant and dreamy. I'm also a big fan and own a bottle of Creed's Fleur de The Rose...
  69. Re: Have you ever known when you put on too much cologne?

    Wow, I'm shocked at how much some people spray on...7, 8, 10+ sprays?? Yikes -that is just waaaayyy too much. IMO, no matter what the fragrance is, two, maximum three, is all one needs. Less is...
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    Re: CREED -Authorized Retailers....

    My curiosity got the better of me and so I actually emailed Creed's and asked, to which they responded that they distribute to "select" boutiques as well all the big named / high-end department...
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    Re: Carnal Flower...Should I? Shouldn't I?

    My list of frags to try is expanding rapidly! Bolt of Lightening is one I'd like to try for sure!
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    CREED -Authorized Retailers....

    I just read the article here on Basenotes about: Brothers Emmanuel and Thomas Saujet, CEO and president respectively of International Cosmetics & Perfumes; that they are the official distributors of...
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    Re: what would you take on vacation?

    AA Pamplelune for sure! I purchased that perfume just for South Beach and wore only that, now everytime I wear it...I'm instantly taken back. I should wear this tomorrow and take a mental vacation....
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    Re: Carnal Flower...Should I? Shouldn't I?

    Since the 'evolution' of my nose..... I'll have to re-test many tuberose scents that I've dismissed before....such as Fracas (I just remember hating it) I'll have to give Datura Noir a try as well...
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    Re: Carnal Flower...Should I? Shouldn't I?

    Thank you for all your replies! I'm so intrigued by this scent...with each testing, I'm loving it more and more. As Tovah describes, it definitely is very perplexing, moody and mysterious- very...
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    Carnal Flower...Should I? Shouldn't I?

    I've been testing FM's Carnal Flower and can't decide whether I like it enough to purchase a bottle. Perhaps my taste is evolving, but I have NEVER been a fan of tuberose, yet I can't stop smelling...
  77. Re: "Secretions magnifiques" I can't belive............

    A healthy woman's vagina NEVER smells like "rotten fish" ever, even after a long day (sweaty maybe, but not rotten fish) -She mostly has a bacterial infection and doesn't know it, but is too...
  78. Re: "Secretions magnifiques" I can't belive............

    Interesting thread...I've always showered/bathed right before going to bed, even if I've just returned home from a night out at 3:00a.m -and showered in the morning to "wake-up". Just think, you're...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    I finally gave in and bought the 100ml bottle of Iris Poudre....ahhhh, so lovely.....this love affair with the Frederic Malle line is going to cost me dearly.
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    Re: An Ecard for Basenoters

    Love It!!!
  81. Re: Vintage Tabarome/Fleur de The Rose Bulgare blend

    I got a bottle of Fleur de The Rose Bulgare for Christmas. Since it's 250ml (8.4 FL oz.)...there's no way I'll ever finish it. I'm waiting for my decanting supplies to arrive in the mail...so if...
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    Re: Talcuum powder - any use?

    This may be more relevant for women with long hair...but my girlfriends and I like to rub some on our roots when it gets a little oily. Often our hair is clean, but the roots get a little shiny -so...
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    Re: I rarely get compliments...or comments!

    I get loads of compliments when I wear Lacoste Pour Femme -passing through Customs at the airport (he said that he smells so many different perfumes on people passing through, but thought mine was...
  84. Thread: Need help!

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    Re: Need help!

    Try Bulgari pour homme , it's warm, clean, good for anytime
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    Re: Why do they still come in flacons?

    Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: frederic malle toronto

    I do wonder how this duty thing works -it's very inconsistent....sometimes I got taxed, sometimes I didn't...you think they randomly pick packages?? Good luck! and cross your fingers.
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    Re: frederic malle toronto

    There's actually a new Barneys in Boston that is even closer to T.O I feel for you...I'm a Canadian living in the States now. It's so hard for us Canadians to get access to some of these great...
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    Re: Why do they still come in flacons?

    I definitely love they way the flacon looks, it's much more elegant! Just not the most practical :0)
    I'm just happy to have the stuff! ain't complaining. I absolutely love this scent to death-I'm...
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    Why do they still come in flacons?

    I was very lucky to receive a huge flacon (doesn't come in a spray) of Creed's Fleur de The Rose Bulgare for Christmas. I prefer sprays since the perfume lasts longer. Why would Creed not offer...
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    Re: Champaca flower note

    This is funny....I'm looking to buy a Champaca tree because I can't afford OJ's Champaca perfume!
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    Re: Your Ultimate 2006 Xmas wishlist !

    Hmmmm...

    Orris Noir, Ormonde Jayne
    Champaca, Ormonde Jayne
    Ormonde Jayne Woman
    Osmanthus, Ormonde Jayne

    Almost her entire line!! -too bad they don't last too long on me, a couple of hours...
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    Re: What to do with empty bottles?

    Thank you Perfectfeet for tip and the clarification :o)
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    Re: Pronunciation help

    Thanks for the site. I love it! I'm studying French...so this helps a lot.
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    Re: Fecal Note in perfumes??

    Very interesting indeed...I went back to sniff my Guerlain Pamplelune -"Magnifiscent" here provided a link to Wikipedia that talks about indoles, how they are a component in feces. And in small...
  95. Anyone sampled "Rose Royale" by Shiseido

    Has anyone sampled "Rose Royale" by Shiseido? It's only available in Japan. I have a friend that will be going back home to Tokyo for a visit...I'm debating on whether I should tell her to purchase...
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    Re: Suggestions for a rose fragrance?

    I'm also looking for a rose fragrance...I love fleur de the rose bulgare by Creed. I need to save for it!
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    Re: Fecal Note in perfumes??

    Lol
  98. Re: Ever intentionally used scent to "make a memory?"

    I always purchase a new scent while I'm on vacation: Guerlain's Pamlelune reminds me of South Beach, Miami; Light Blue -Italy; Chic -Spain. The only bottle of perfume I bought on the spot (and the...
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    Fecal Note in perfumes??

    I often come across reviews of perfumes where members describe some scents as having a fecal note! eeewwwhh! Should have taken note of those scents...

    I mean...are there really perfumes out there...
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    Re: What to do with empty bottles?

    Most of mine are spray bottles and can't be refilled, I guess I'll just keep my favs and recycle the rest. I regret so much throwing out my Coco Chanel bottle with the stopper! This was before I...
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