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    Re: How do you organize your bottles?

    I'm happy if I can fit all my bottles in one place - they're usually in the bottom drawer of my wardrobe (no more drawer bottoms caving in). Actually I'm in the process of designing a cabinet for all...
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    Re: S o t d Tuesday 08 September 2009

    Miller et Bertaux Spiritus all over plus RW - Un Bois Sepia and LW - Gypsy water.
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    Re: Cristobal by Balenciaga

    I just hope it won't suffer too much reformulation towards that nondescript, weak version in which so many other excellent fragrances have been changed.
    I have a bottle of the old version so I'll be...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 6 September

    Hubby's away on a Boys' Camping Weekend (which is actually fatty BBQ and booze) so I'm happy to wear whatever he hates. Tonight it's Dior's classic Poison - I LOVE the punch!
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    Re: Fall Enticements!

    I am looking to the new Lutens frags of course. I have already snatched a bottle of Wazamba - which is lovely multi-layered resinous scent. I also sampled Black Afghano - epic failure! Total scrubber...
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    Re: Scent and mood.

    Welcome to the forum Dribs!
    :wave:


    That can be challenging - I mean if you do want to know the name of the perfume. Let's just hope the lady is not too secretive about what adds to her charms....
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    Re: Do you spritz before bed?

    Yes! Always. Only with soothing frags though - like Ambre Sultan, Miyako or Shaal Nur.
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    Re: S O T D Saturday, August 29th

    Yohji Yamamoto and Lann Ael for comfort.
    I quit a job recently because it was too much. However I've also lost one of my jobs. I know I'll be fine but still that was a bit of a blow. And I'm not...
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    Re: Craving the weird & irregular

    I gave LesNez a try: Let Me Play the Lion was the nicest, Unicorn is so-so and Manoumalia disappears too quickly.
    All three start with something watery that smells a bit like dirty water (my nose...
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    Re: Messe de Minuit - the decomp note

    That's an excellent explanation! I cannot find a notes description for MdM though but I am almost sure it might be the indoles. I had to sell my Kingdom (McQueen) because the jasmine gave me bad BO...
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    Re: Messe de Minuit - the decomp note

    You know, I had 3 samples of this - all without atomiser, and the scent seemed nice yet harmless. I got the full bottle last month - I wore this a few times and it was almost fine (almost is the key...
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    Messe de Minuit - the decomp note

    What the ... :eek: I love this frag. Don't get me wrong.

    But just lately it started developing this wierd, sharp note that I can only compare to that of rotting meat (laced with tons of flowers...
  13. Re: Suggestions in finding "Sweet Sugary" Fragrances?

    Um, Laura Mercier's Vanille Gourmand - a well-done gourmand vanilla, or Ginsestet's Botytris (HONEY... pure, sugary honey). Laura Biagotti's Roma - starts citrusy, the turns sweet and creamy but not...
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    Re: S o t D Sunday, August 23, 2009

    Clemmie, An oud girl - Happy Birthday ladies! :birthdays:
    May your life by happy and fragrant!

    Vueve Amiot - :D awww, that's a lovely fuzz ball! I adore cats!
    Haunani - those drinks just make...
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    Re: S o t D Sunday, August 23, 2009

    Hi there :wave:
    ((( ))) Hugs to all who need them.

    Aromatics Elixir for me today. I absolutely love it.
    I'm fighting with myself to finish a medical translation and it's not going very well....
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    Re: Ugliest perfume bottle in your collection?

    Aggie! :wave: Good to see you love!
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    Re: Zen by Sheseido

    I wish they produced a paperweight like this - just solid glass :D Otherwise I agree wholeheartedly - one awkward bottle!

    BTW I've found the men's version bottle...
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    Re: Different color juice...what are the causes?

    Nukapai :shocked: great post, real eye opener.

    I've seen colour change occur in some of my frags - SL Borneo, Mauboussin, black classic Coco - they have all gone a shade or two darker. Dior Addict...
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    Re: Zen by Sheseido

    :eek: *faint*
    Totally off topic: congratulations on having a Holy Grail.

    And on the topić of Zen - yes, I was right Beauty Encounter carries the edc version:...
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    Re: Ugliest perfume bottle in your collection?

    Then I take back what I've said :D
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    Re: A "heavy" Japanese frag, does it exsist?

    I could add Koto to this mix - which is a wonderful floral chypre (and produced for the Japanese market). And I have to disagree with the opinion on Murasaki - I actually get pretty decent longevity...
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    Re: Zen by Sheseido

    I think I also read somewhere that this is the impression from many Zen wearers - gets progressively weaker and worse.
    I don't know the original black bottle juice, though. :cry:
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    Re: YvesSaintLaurent Nu

    :D Another reason to buy.
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    Re: S o t D Wednesday 19th August

    :shocked: How come I've missed that? Whenever I ask for this I get a spritz of Navegar... *facepalm*

    Norma Kamali's Ceremony for me today.
    Smells like the fur on a cat that's been living in a...
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    Re: YvesSaintLaurent Nu

    Definitely - same here! EDP's way nicer (+better silage & longevity, of course).
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    Re: Zen by Sheseido

    The classic bottle
    https://perfumela.com/images/full/Zen-Shiseido-W.jpg
    Supposedly still available in Japan (I need confirmation of this). I think I've seen edc available at beauty encounter.
    ...
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    Re: YvesSaintLaurent Nu

    BUY. Even if you don't like it you'll have no problem selling it.
    It's discontinued :coolold:
    Herbal and flowery incense - not too feminine.
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    Reliable source for Demeter frags

    A friend of mine was ordering from the Demeter website and she had problems with availability, delays in shipment (the website was apparently being improved :rolleyes: ) and so on - suffice to say, I...
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    Re: Ugliest perfume bottle in your collection?

    However an homage in plastic ...:rolleyes: - seriously I hope it's not.
    I don't mind the shape per se but a simple shape combined with cheap-looking plastic makes one ugly bottle.
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    Re: Ugliest perfume bottle in your collection?

    The MJ hologram *facepalm* - IMO beats Bond's sparkly bling hands down in "tacky"
    The one on the left of Lempicka (Cotton Blossom) and the last bottle of the whole selection (Lambada slugs) - poor,...
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    Re: Ugliest perfume bottle in your collection?

    Speaking of Diesel...
    http://www.fragrancex.com/images/products/SKU/big/204W.jpg
    Toxic? Window cleaner? Bug spray?
    :tongue:
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    Re: Ugliest perfume bottle in your collection?

    :grin: MWAHAHAHAHA! I'm sorry but it just looks hilarious! LMAO!
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    Re: Ugliest perfume bottle in your collection?

    It does fit, I agree. Nevertheless, ugly.
    Another contender (mercifully gone from my collection)
    http://www.interstellar-solutions.co.uk/perfume/images/versace-crystal-noir-edt-spray-30ml.jpg
    A...
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    Re: Ugliest perfume bottle in your collection?

    I actually like that :D and I would also give it points for practicality - you just can't break that bottle (at least as easily as the "regular' perfume bottles).

    The packaging of CdG synthetic...
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    Re: Ugliest perfume bottle in your collection?

    I couldn't agree more!
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    Re: Ugliest perfume bottle in your collection?

    LouLou - for the cheap plastic look,
    http://bigshop.lv/img/cacharel_lou_lou_30ml.jpg
    Eden - for the out of shape and misproportioned botle...
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    Re: Craving the weird & irregular

    That's a backhanded compliment :D
    ROTFL.
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    Re: Craving the weird & irregular

    I'm glad you enjoy my silly posts.
    It's Rien :) It's VERY wearable on me - shocking, heady and almost vibrating. I'm quite happy I cannot really pick out the individual notes but I can't stop...
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    Re: Craving the weird & irregular

    Etat Libre d'Orange samples arrived today. Too bad they don;t come with atomisers - I could try Dimitri's "walk through clouds" method :D

    Encens et Bubblegum - lovely! Crazy but in a goods way,...
  40. Thread: Caron Alpona

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    Re: Caron Alpona

    :eek:
    Head, meet keyboard...
    I have just gotten round to sampling Carons. :mad:
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    Re: Too many deals "too good to pass on"?

    I just got a bottle of Muguet du Bonheur at ~ 23 USD - the paper box was slightly squashed so the shop could not offer it a the regular price :evil:
    Now I'm fighting with myself not to buy that...
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    Re: Lily of the valley - "edible" variety

    I got a great deal on Caron's Muguet du Bonheur and my husband boutght me that old Coty. I'm extatic!
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    Re: Craving the weird & irregular

    I would probably go for every scent on the list except ashtray.
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    Re: Craving the weird & irregular

    Lonestar would be straight off the list - I cannot stand mint (Stephanie de Saint-Aignan's The au Shara is barely acceptable for me) but I would definitely try Ajmal's Musk Gazelle.
    I hope that Tom...
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    Re: Craving the weird & irregular

    Is that the surfer's perfume? They're out of stock I think... But I"ll definitely check them out.

    @Mysticknot :eek: Superb! I definitely want to try these! Thank you soo much! You're a star!
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    Craving the weird & irregular

    I'm craving more unusual fragrances. Recently the tread on Fragrance of space proved very inspiring indeed - though it's a pity the moon scent is in candle form only.
    I'm taking my nose on an...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 12 August-09

    Nu by YSL.
    Perfect.
    But I'm starting to crave "weird" - frags such as Tar or Garage or Odeur 53. Or maybe something from Demeter or CB IHP?
  48. Thread: Nirmala

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    Re: Nirmala

    I find it very potent - next to unwearable on me. Very pungent fruity fragrance and unbearably long-lasting (2 days). I get mostly the mango-pineapple combo with some potent floral notes blooming...
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    Re: Does the Quest Ever Stop?

    Or let's try fragrance anonymousLY - let's pretend it's not us... we're not addicted. :evil:
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    Re: Exploring leather & incense frags...

    Thank you :D You can tell I'm not very reasonable when it comes to incense.

    Two more to add:
    Demeter
    *Incense (actually just sweet copal resin)
    *Myrrh (very dry and non-sweet)
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    Re: Exploring leather & incense frags...

    Comme des Garcons have a fabulous selection of incense frags:
    *Incense series (Avignon, Jaisalmer, Kyoto, Ouarzazate & Zagorsk), 888 88, *Cdg 2, ...these are either incense heavy or revolve purely...
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    Re: Fragrance of Space?

    Sounds a bit like CdG Skai.
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    Re: something for children?

    If you are looking for something niche there is a whole line called Le Petit Prince (http://www.lepetitprince.com/fr/).
    I also recall Givenchy line Pitsenbon which had a few fruity frags for...
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    Re: Fragrance of Space?

    My first thought would be the CdG Odeurs and their Synthetic series. After some consideration I would probably add Escentric Molecules to that.
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    Re: Does the Quest Ever Stop?

    Bottles sans juice? :eek: That is just impossible...

    I think one of the qualities that originally drew me to perfume was its ephemeral nature and those fleeting moments of pleasure, the moods...
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    Re: Does the Quest Ever Stop?

    I feel like I'm chasing unicorns. Almost each and every fragrance I buy or try I wish it were the ultimate to replace all other but no, there's always something wrong. The fragrance is too limited,...
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    Re: Going to France - what to bring back?

    Only one suggestion from me: Fragonard. Both perfume and skincare. Unbelievable stuff I almost worship.
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    Re: SotD Friday 7 August

    Helmut Lang for me today.

    I need to get something off my chest, if I may.

    I've been purchasing frags on-line for a while now, from various shops - German, American, British ebay shops. For some...
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    Re: In Memorium: The old Body Shop

    I was shocked myself - a friend of mine maintains a list of companies that don't follow cruelty-free practices and a list of those that do. Initially I though it was a mistake, but sadly, it was not....
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    Re: In Memorium: The old Body Shop

    I think they're part of L'Oreal now and follow their policies. This also means that they no longer shun spicing up cosmetics with loads of chemicals and test on animals. They're a company like any...
  61. Re: Feminite du Bois: old and new versions compared

    Afaik there is a lotion in the range in a bottle that has the same shape as the extrait bottle. The Shiseido original may require some layering if the wearer has dryer skin so I would consider that a...
  62. Re: Feminite du Bois: old and new versions compared

    @darkdreams: I think it's perfumed body lotion.
  63. Re: Feminite du Bois: old and new versions compared

    I did my side by side comparison of all three and I can only confirm what's been said here already:
    The original Shiseido version: packs a punch! rich, with a nice hint of ainseed in top notes,...
  64. Re: Those perfumes you love deeply... but can't wear

    L'Eau d'Hiver - absolutely gorgeous and gives me a monstrous migraine. This used to be also true of prominent iris and LOTV notes but somehow I'm cured now :D.

    Also strong vanilla and chocolate...
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    Re: Sexy Youthful Frags

    Escentric Molecules are carried by Luckyscent (at least this is where I'd purchase them) and the pure iso-e super can be ordered on-line form Perfumer's Apprentice website...
  66. Thread: Sissel Tolaas

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    Re: Sissel Tolaas

    Exactly! I don't think it gets more "niche" than that ;) Also - what I found interesting and was pointed out in the article was that some of the scents are not 'bad smelling' but we are turned off...
  67. Thread: Sissel Tolaas

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    Sissel Tolaas

    I just came across an article about Sissel Tolaas and her unusual perfume.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/27/style/tmagazine/t_w_1530_1531_face_smells_.html?_r=1&pagewanted=all

    Is it even...
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    Re: SotD Satuday 1 August

    Take a vacation at the Cote d'Azur. Bring an old leather suitcase with you. Sit on the beach in the sun, open the suitcase and inhale the salty breeze coming from the sea.

    Not a fragrance - more...
  69. Re: Feminite du Bois: old and new versions compared

    That's too bad. :angry: Shiseido's Femenite used to be my signature fragrance for some time (a year - which for me IS a looong time to wear just one frag). I have a sample of the new Lutens version...
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    Re: Carnation scents

    Oh I agree - it's lovely and a must try!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 30 July

    Brielle, Arwen_elf - thank you so much! I haven't slept a wink but I'm almost done :thumbsup:
    Brielle, I hope you are feeling better ((((hug))))
    It's a cool Friday morning over here.
    New Haarlem...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 30 July

    Dzongkha

    I'm channeling my anger into working more efficiently to meet tomorrow's deadline.
    I eat deadlines for breakfast.

    It's one of those rare occsions where a text has triggered such bad...
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    Re: Carnation scents

    I just had a brainwave - does anybody remember Asja by Fendi? Another carnation fragrance - discontinued but still available here and there. It has a funky bottle :) that looks like these chinese...
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    Re: Carnation scents

    Speaking of Floris - they also have a carnation soliflor called... Carnation :D It's absolutely lovely, very flowery and pungent.

    Also Menard's L'Eau de Kasaneka is a nice sweet, carnation-themed...
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    Re: Sexy Youthful Frags

    Escentric Molecules maybe? Or a solution of Iso-E super (Perfumer's Apprentice I think was the source.
    Especially Molecule 01
    The hype:
    "You know it as a sweet sandalwood/cedar-like smell…a base...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 29 July

    Aromatics Elixir.
    Brielle :eek: oh my! I've just read. Je te souhaite un prompt rétablissement!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 28th July 2009

    Helmut Lang edp
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    Re: SotD Monday 27 July

    Gris Clair. Just because.
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    Re: S O T D Sunday, July 26

    A hectic day for me and I can barely cope with the workload. Phew!
    Heely's Cardinal in the morning. Good stuff but I'd like something with a good dose of turpentine.
    Last drops of Diorissimo...
  80. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    Stretchy polyester stirrup pants in fluo camouflage/animal print and "BITCH" embroidered in rhinestones on the butt.
    Pass the bucket, please...
  81. Re: "Maintenance" of synthetic and non-synthetic perfume

    :eek: That is just brilliant!
  82. Re: "Maintenance" of synthetic and non-synthetic perfume

    I'm always concerned about bottles with stoppers instead of sprayers. I can never be sure about tightness (same goes for Lutens bell bottles). I swipe the stoppers periodically with pure alcohol to...
  83. "Maintenance" of synthetic and non-synthetic perfume

    I'm just wondering - is there any or do I need to take special care of my Dyptiques and organic frags? Or maybe it's the other way around and the synthetics need more care? Anything I should pay...
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    Re: SotD Friday 24 July

    Thank you very much! :grin:
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    Re: SotD Friday 24 July

    Insane amounts of Le Baiser du Dragon. I love it so much I could swim in it. :evil:
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    Re: Lily of the valley - "edible" variety

    Thanks again! I'll definitely will take a good look there ;) although I'm afraid I'm looking rather for the sickly sweet variety.
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    Re: S o t D Thursday 23 July

    Another Etra day for me.
    I'm waiting for my Montale samples :bounce: and lots of other goodies.
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    Re: Smoky Suggestions

    A few suggestions from me:
    Annick Goutal's Eau de Fier - sadly d/c - impossibly smoky. I think Profumum's Fumidus is the closest one to Goutal's.
    Holy Smoke by Demeter - (but that has rather poor...
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    Re: Lily of the valley - "edible" variety

    Thanks. I think I'll go for a blind buy with Coty. I almost got the reformulated version :D - thank you for the warning!
    I'll have a chance to give the Santa Maria Novella a sniff when I'm in...
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    Re: Fragrance Bottle Critique

    Bond No 9 being so pricey sure makes crappy caps - not only are they plastic but come apart in my hands (I sure must have manly hands then :rolleyes: ).
    Also generally design-wise - if a company...
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    Lily of the valley - "edible" variety

    I'm rediscovering muguet fragrance - I've just found out it's no longer migraine inducing for me. I dug out a sample of Diorissimo and I'm head over heels in love with the honeyed, subtle floral...
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    Re: SotD Monday 20 July

    Demeter concoction: Incense over Holy Smoke and Myrrh. Fragrance for a pyro.
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    Re: Parure ??????????????

    That's too bad. :( Brielle do you know of any other "endengered species"?
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    Re: Fragrance Bottle Critique

    They probably have - I'm not sure and I can't find any information about that. I have come across both versions. If Guerlain has changed the sprayer it's for the worse even more so because many are...
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    Re: Fragrance Bottle Critique

    I almost ruined my friend's Winter Delice this way -_-" shame on me.
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    Re: Fresh flowers!

    My mum buys hyacinth bulbs every spring - each produces a very fragrant flower (usually one is enough to scent a room)
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    Re: Scenting linen/towels?

    I buy organic lavender in bulk and put it in small gauze pouches to tuck between linen in the drawer. I also use organic essential oils - a few drops on a cotton wad, wrap in a cloth and put in a...
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    Re: Fragrance Bottle Critique

    Chopard's Madness, Mauboussin and Guerlain Aqua Allegorias - the twist and spray action. Some people don't know how to make the spray work and yank at the atomiser - end up breaking the sprayer. ...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 19 July

    Hi!
    Narciso Rodriguez for her to calm my nerves.
    The weather is wearing me out - yesterday = blasting heat and nuclear sunshine, today = rain, overcast sky & cold.
    Lily of the valley and iris...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 18 July

    It's HOT! Sizzling, scorching heat. I'm at home working myself to the ground with a stubborn text and dreaming of Cote d'Azur beaches and sea breeze.
    Dune for me.
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