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    Re: More from Monotheme/Mavive

    Fantastic! Thank you so much Furrypine!

    Here's some more:

    House: Monix
    Country: Chile

    This is an old Chilean house that creates and produces budget scents for men, women and unisex, they...
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    Re: Ramon Monegal, Barcelona: A New Line

    Thank you for sharing, I can't wait to sample Entre Naranjos.
  3. Re: Tough guy's fragrance. Kouros or Azzaro Pour homme?

    I don't find either Kouros nor APH "tough guy" fragrances, Kouros I find it to be a little too sporty for that and APH is too elegant to be that way, as I tend to mix unelegance with "tough...
  4. Re: Emir by M. Micallef ... anyone tried this already?

    edit - double post

    Don't know how this happened
  5. Re: Emir by M. Micallef ... anyone tried this already?

    Thank you for this one, i was wondering about it, the notes seem very nice indeed (Topnote: Pomelo, Orange Heartnote: Geranium, Pepper, Agarwood (Oud) Basenote: Patchouly, Cedarwood, Musk ).

    I...
  6. Re: Can you truly judge a scent on just a card?

    Absolutely... you can't

    +2
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Just hold onto it for a coupke of years, I recently (this year) saw a similar one at an auction and it actually went for about 4000 USD, which is not too shabby :wink: I thought it was going for...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    The collection is getting better and better!

    I specially loved the red czech cut glass from the 20s and the fantastic Garniture Enfants de Lalique which I believe this one in particular is from...
  9. Poll: Re: FiFi UK 2012 Hall Of Fame - What Would You Have Chosen?

    I wish I could've had the multiple choice option here.
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    Re: More from Monotheme/Mavive

    and about Monotheme's lines, they have added some scents to their "Classic" line as well:

    APOTHEOSE DE ROSE
    CICLAMINO
    NARCISO BIANCO
    TROPICAL BAMBOO

    They are all unisex and in...
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    Re: More from Monotheme/Mavive

    As I mentioned on my 2009 post, Mavive still distributes Pino Silvestre and they now have other scents in production apart from the classic (it's listed under the label "Silvestre" in the Directory)...
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    Re: More from Monotheme/Mavive

    Some are still not in the directory...

    Since Mavivie now distributes/produces a bunch of brands now I'd like to add other of Mavive's brands in this thread, I'll start with:


    Pal Zileri (all...
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    The site has funcioned perfectly for the last days, very smoothly and I haven't had any problems like before, Thank you BN Team!
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    Poll: Re: Acqua di parma Blue Mediterraneo

    Very difficult as i like them all. Since Arancia di Capri hasn't gotten any votes, I'll give it one, not that it doesn't deserve it, it does, I do wish they would have added a more "fizzy" note to it.
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    Re: Brad Pitt new face of Chanel #5

    Too bad for the models, their jobs seem meaningless next to celebrities nowadays.
  16. Re: Reply textbox malfunctions intermittently

    I'm on firefox and today I have replied to some threads and after the reply is sent I get "database error" and then it doesn't get posted but after I re-post it doesn't show up yet still says it's a...
  17. Re: What hairstyling product (wax/pomade/gel/etc.) do you use?

    Right now I'm using this one and works just fine:
    http://blu.stb.s-msn.com/i/BA/8CC6361D9ABC2C2954C12ECAD36.jpg

    along with just one drop of this one:...
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    Re: Older Chloe fragrances

    Of the "Oldies" I have tried both scents you mention and also Chloé Innocence, which was a pre-fruity floral, more in the ranks of Narcisse than Original Cholé. All three scents are tremendously...
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    Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Madonna on IFRA (via Now Smell This):
    http://www.nstperfume.com/2012/04/27/she-became-exasperated/#comments

    also, the article in The Guardian (UK) about it:...
  20. Re: Vintage Mitsouko Hecho en Mexico...What!!??

    I'm surprised and shocked at this comment to say the least.

    I have no problem with any perfume that says "Made in Mexico" or any other latin country for that matter.
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    Re: Madonna Truth or Dare

    Here's more information and a previous thread:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/296412-Truth-or-Dare-by-Madonna

    cheers
  22. Re: Help dating this Flacon Amphore of Shalimar

    Yes, I'm sure. The bottles were expensive for manufacture, so Guerlain stopped making them, also, they did not sell as expected, so the extraits went back to their original bottle designs, which were...
  23. Re: Help dating this Flacon Amphore of Shalimar

    The bottle is from the 50s.
    This specific design was made available from 1950 to 1955, some bottles were designed and produced by Baccarat and other bottles by Pochet et du Courval. This design...
  24. Re: Versace the Dreamer without the annoying topnotes

    I agree, The Dreamer is a pleasant scent for me in its entirety as well .

    The Dreamer is a rather unique fragrance, but there are various scents that denote a certain aura similar to it,...
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    Re: Malare warning

    No, I haven't gotten any malware notifications after the site went up.
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    Re: Basenotes Content

    I believe Basenotes provides us with the news, the facts, as they always have.
    Then, we basenoters choose what's best for us (or not) based on the news BN provided.

    Scents are such a personal...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Collection

    The one with the tulip/flower stopper seems to be the oldest. The dark shalimar right in the middle the second oldest (I'm guessing). If I'm not mistaken, the purse spray is from the 50s -I saw one...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Azzaro Chrome Summer

    Meanwhile, I eagerly await for the release of Chrome Summer Sport Nights Slate Washboard Limited Edition.
    Yes, you know it's coming too.
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    Re: habit rouge reformulated again!

    Thank you for the information; it's always a bit sad when they take something away that was such a staple the way it was before. Alas, It comes as no surprise really.

    I'm assuming that it's most...
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    Re: Cacharel Anais Anais: A unisex?

    I have always thought that Anaïs Anaïs is one of those scents that if a man tested a dark vial of it in small doses, he would find the scent to be classified as a unisex scent, it's entirely possible...
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    Re: Which feminine scents should I try?

    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Grès Cabochard
    Hermès Kelly Calèche
    Royal Rose Oud by M Micallef
    Feminite du Bois
    Tabac Blond
    Narcisse Noir
    Chanel No.19

    there's a long list really.
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    Re: Summer-wedding-fragrance

    From the moment I read: wedding, summer, sweden, not crazy about flowers, and outdoors, "Dioressence" by Dior came to mind.
    I hope you find what you are looking for scent-wise, congratulations and...
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    Re: The iris in DHI = warm bread??

    My guess is that they want to steer away from any names that may sound too feminine, so, logically (not), they went for warm bread.
    How random!
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    Re: New Fragrance: Nautica Aqua Rush

    Thank you for the news!

    I wonder what makes the industry think we are soon running out of aquatics to buy/want.
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    Re: When to wear Guerlain Heritage?

    I find it vesatile as well, i don't know if i would go to a dance club wearing this, but then again, i never go to dance clubs.
    It's very elegant and "grown up" if we go for conventionalisms.
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    Re: i just bought my first niche! :-)

    Congratulations!
  37. Re: Is Allure Homme Sport worth getting if I already have Bleu de Chanel?

    Only if you happen to like AHS.
    Both are very different fragrances.

    I just noticed you asked the same question in 5 more different threads. What happened?
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    Re: Malare warning

    I got a malware warning on both safari and firefox, just before the site went down.
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    Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    So, i have just tested this one and I'm happy to say I like it. I tried to avoid reviews to get a more objective view but it was inevitable to avoid Basenotes comments so I was expecting a trashy...
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    Re: Recent downtime

    Thank Grant and Co. you for taking care of the site and our info! I really appreciate it.
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    Re: American Psycho Skin care regimen

    +1
    I used to be as meticulous as this character's personal care but nowadays I take it much more lightly and possibly even leisurely. Strange since I now have plenty more time to do it than before,...
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    Re: Cowboyboots: Yay or Nay?

    Absolutely.
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    Re: Best warm weather vetiver?

    While i agree that Vintage Guerlain's Vetiver is a classic scent that may work at times on the summertime, I do not think it's the best vetiver for intensely hot and humid climates, I do find...
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    Re: What smells like Irish Spring soap?

    I remember that at some time in the past, the vintage Tosca EdC by Muelhens/4711 (which by the way i don't believe is in the directory) reminded me of Irish Spring Soap.

    cheers
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    Re: Alternative to SL Mandarine Mandarin

    There's also the very affordable and quite solar and tropical if I may say, Mango Mandarin from Bath & Body Works, it's both fresh and loyal to the notes it advertises and may be a surprisingly...
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    Re: Best/worst name of a perfume?

    That's a very unfortunate name yes, maybe they are trying too hard, but when one sees the company it may come as no surprise (no pun intended of course).
    Stand-alone, it's very tacky to say the...
  47. Re: Interested in smooth, creamy floral notes - advice needed!

    If you want to sample a designer scent, the notes you seem to look for are all in Amarige Mariage by Givenchy, it's one of the smoothers creamier florals that also happen to has a little more...
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    Re: licorice lovers?

    I too like all of these scents.

    Licorice seems to be a rather tricky note, as some have mentioned it may turn sour at times. I love sweet licorice the regular licorice allsorts that is, it's both...
  49. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    Samsara
    Le Dix
    Coromandel
    Ivoire (balmain)
    Lancaster (original)
    Casmir
    Asja
    Hypnotic Poison
    Midnight Poison
    Poison
  50. Re: Things suggesting that fragrance is an art form on Basenotes.

    The first post is the one i found to be the most entertaining, it was simple and felt like an honest view of some of basenoters' quirks relating to the topic in question.


    I started with the...
  51. Re: If you could wear only one house forever?

    I don't think so, it would feel as my nose and senses were being hijacked by a dictator.
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    Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    I'm interested in this one as well, she sounds to be quite the fragrance fan herself since i've read over the years that she loves/likes/wears:
    Fracas (like her mother did and also as shown of that...
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    Re: Should I go scentless?

    I went a bit dizzy there for a second at the thought of going all bare (that is, nonscented) to, well, anywhere.

    I would recommend a classic, light, possibly grassy/airy, cologne-strengh to the...
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    Re: The Most Classic Smelling Men's Cologne

    I agree with this, i would add Polo (original) and Guerlain's Heritage and Vetiver.

    They are all very different so to name just one "Most Classic Smelling" is a bit of a hassle since they are all...
  55. Poll: Re: Midnight In Paris (EDT,EDP) vs Dior Homme Intense!

    DHI of course.
  56. Re: How many frags have you actually finished a bottle of?

    I lost count of this back in the 60s maybe 70s I think.
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    Re: The best bottle designs

    http://www.legendaryauctions.com/LotImages/54/81770_lg.jpeg

    http://www.news-parfums.com/images/product_images/product_image_1492.jpg

    http://www.antiquehelper.com/auctionimages/47830t.jpg
    ...
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    Re: Chanel No.19 Poudre

    It is on the Directory:

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26132996.html

    cheers
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    Re: Guerlain - Eau de Shalimar

    It shouldn't be included in the directory because it's the same scent as Shalimar Eau Légère Parfumée, which is in the directory already.
    here's my explanation:...
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    Re: Dior Homme Sport REFORMULATION

    Absolutely agree.

    This is one reformulation i don't mind because i don't care much about the scent (DHS).

    cheers
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    Re: Female fragrances that really should be men's...

    Surprised Paloma Picasso's Paloma Picasso hasn't been mentioned yet.

    The edt more so than the edp, unless you happen to like a sweeter drydown (and more aldehydes).

    cheers
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    Re: Other Perfumes/Houses (oldies)

    Hello Basenoters, here i will post about other houses now...

    There's another famous missing American House called Vivaudou, founded in 1915 in NY and flourished in the early 20s thanks to perfumes...
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    Re: Big thank you to Furrypine

    Thank you so much for all the updates, you've made my day.
    cheers
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    Re: Spanish Perfumes/Houses (mostly oldies)

    Thank you so much for the Update furrypine , I am very glad these scents will not go forgotten and thank you for the wonderful work you have done in this forum as well.

    cheers!
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    Re: Old Chanel

    Hello, I have tried and wore Sycomore the original. What i have found after comparing it with the new Sycomore is that the original was tremendously darker and woodsier base (and headier) than the...
  66. Sticky: Re: Forum now closed: A new way to add things.

    Thank you Grant, I haven't been to the forum in a long time and i've just seen the new ways of contributing, I hope i will continue to add a little morceau to the already weel-stocked database, you...
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    Re: Licorice and anise floral perfumes

    There's also these you might want to try:

    Brin de Réglisse by Hermès ("for men" but we're at Basenotes where i consider we are above that for now)

    Coeur d'Eté by Miller Harris, has licorice...
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    Re: Esencia Loewe or Loewe Pour Homme

    I agree, it is a house that is tremendously underrated.
    Of the two, I prefer Esencia, but I do find them both to be very wearable, very masculine and very classic.
    The way perfumes used to be...
  69. Re: A whole meal smell that you wish you could wear as a cologne?

    And what about freshly baked-out of the oven Medialunas? i love them and their smell!
  70. Re: Are the higher-end products worth it? (I.e. Dermalogica/Clinique/Lab Series vs Neutrogena)

    I agree with Primrose, all products can yield different results on different skins so it's best to sample and test as she said.
  71. Re: Screw this , i'm sick of being over powered by other scents at work. No more Mr nice guy

    MKK layered with Amarige and A*Men and civet oil; you and eveyone else may need a doctor/nurses/cpr afterwards.
  72. Fragrance Licenses: Change is in the Air! (Article)

    Here's a very interesting article via Osmoz.com, written by Nicolas Olczyk that was posted at the site on Sept.5 2011.

    link: ...
  73. Re: Lady Gaga debut fragrance with Coty (Spring 2012)

    I thought as much as well.

    I believe the -alleged- notes sound to me too much like any Etat Libre d'Orange. I 've heard blood and semen were involved as notes and also an idea of "expensive...
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    Re: Has Hypnotic Poison been 're-done'?

    It's very frustrating!
    Maybe they want us fans to stock up on oldies while they gain a buck or two on cheaper ingredients.

    I will somberly wear the vintage today too.
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    Re: Your Top 10 for Fall 2011

    Thank you Larimar! Your list is great too and it sounds like an amazingly comfy list at that very warm too!

    I'm expecting great additions from our Ladies of Basenotes

    I was wondering what...
  76. Re: Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit - New Fragrance

    I really like the Jardins line so far, not a weak list to speak of, really.
    They have managed to make scents that even though they seem similar in intention and try to create a line with common...
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    Re: Some thoughts on fig

    I like MarcJ for Men a lot, figs galore on this one. More leaves than fruits really.
    The coconut is also very much present, which gives it somewhat of a balance with the figs and the musky, woodsy...
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    Your Top 10 for Fall 2011

    Fall season is coming and we all have to be ready! I was wondering what were your choices both from the past and the present that must or should come back or make a debut this season. :smiley:

    For...
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    Re: Guerlain classics worn by men

    Strange, because both scents are the same. This is what Isabelle Rousseau (Guerlain's PR person a while ago don't know if she's still there) said about both scents: "I inform you that the Eau de...
  80. Thread: New Here!

    by castorpollux
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    Re: New Here!

    Hello and welcome! try to do as many sampling and testing before a purchase as possible, this should help you find fragrances that are more to your liking instead of going blind into the unknown and...
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    Re: Dior Patchouli Imperial

    Thank you for sharing! I'm very interested in dry patchouli.
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    Re: Room Spray as Cologne

    Yes! You are absolutely correct.
    I tested them being fully aware of the possible consequences and found it didn't really do anything to me so i just went for it.
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    I've always thought of it as a sweet floral bordering on the oriental, very conventionally "old fashioned" soft and velvety, misterious and elegant, and on the same category (in my opinion) as Coty's...
  84. Poll: Re: If you were to own (or buy) ONE bottle of CREED what would it be?

    I chose "Other".

    Scent: Feuille Verte.

    Wonderful grassy and fresh one of the best "green" scents.
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    Re: Thanks Basenoters!!

    A warm Welcome and best of luck in your scented adventures!
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    Re: Room Spray as Cologne

    I do use room sprays as regular colognes, more specifically L'Occitane's room scents, they are great on my skin and have never had any troubles whatsoever.

    My absolute favorites are Ambre, and...
  87. Thread: CK Be

    by castorpollux
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    Re: CK Be

    I love CkOne, CkBe and most CkOneSummer variations, i didn't want to understand CkOne back then (the sheer amount of people using it in 1995 was overwhelming and that was a bit off putting as they...
  88. Re: If you could give one piece of advice to a new fragrance collector, what would it be?

    Keep an open mind, sample everything on your skin and trust your feelings and nose.

    cheers
  89. Re: Chanel Allure: Do I need Edition blanche when I already own Sport?

    I think you don't need EB when you already own Sport, unless you love them both.

    But both scents are different enough to justify getting one and not the other in case you're worried they may seem...
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    Re: A patchouli scent with sillage....

    Patchouli oil really is the best but there are plenty of fragrances that can be great at patchouli too:

    Bond No.9 Nuit de NoHo
    Dana's Tabu
    Lorenzo Villoresi Patchouli
    Montale Patchouli Leaves ...
  91. Re: Detecting saltiness in certain fragrances

    Sometimes these ingredients are used in perfumery to add a certain sea-maritime-saltiness aura to a scent:

    4-(4,8-Dimethyl-3,7-nonadienyl)-pyridine
    and...
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    Re: Remember when we used to layer?

    Layering is great for new experiences , my latest would be Adolfo Domínguez Agua de Sándalo layered with Emporio Armani Night He, it gave it a fresh yet sexual twist, it felt great of course.
    ...
  93. Re: Perfumes with amazing sillage--suggestions?

    Great suggestions!

    Here are some more for great sillage:

    Christian Dior's Poison (go from EDP, then to parfum if you find it and hopefully vintage)
    Gurlain's L'Heure Bleue (EDP only)...
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    Re: Desiring True Oriental, Spicy and Rich

    Here are some more recs I think you have to at least try out on that category, there are many but i tried to make it a bit more interesting and specific to your demands:

    Serge Lutens Borneó 1834...
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    Re: Really Fruity Scents ?

    There are many to choose from, here's a good blend of designer and niche that I think stand out in terms of what you asked for:

    Paris Hilton for Men (the original ,not Hilton Man)
    Ck Obsession...
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    Re: Misleading Fragrance Names

    Several "Gardenia" scents.

    Case in point: Chanel's "Gardénia", with absolutely no gardenia whatsoever on both the vintage and the reformulation (both versions are great on their own). Even if Jan...
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    Re: Favorite Lavender Fragrance

    Right now I am enjoying 3 really good lavender scents, all with very different concetrations and pyramids, but all of them really comfortable for me:

    Creed's Royal Scottish Lavender
    Caron's...
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    Chanel No. 19 Poudré EDP

    I haven't seen a Thread dedicated entirely to this new Chanel flanker so here it is:

    Original No.19 Nose: Henri Robert (also created Cristalle and Chanel Pour Monsieur, and worked for Bourjois and...
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    Poll: Re: What's Your Favorite Poison?!

    Voted for Poison (original, vintage,heavy bottle and dark liquid of course), the reformulation is not too bad i think but i still prefer the original.

    Coming close on second is the androginy of...
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    Re: Vintage Tabu Cologne - Green Color?

    I Agree with Lilybelle.The scent should be brown/dark brown.

    Something must have happened with the liquid for sure.

    cheers
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