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  1. Re: Going bonkers trying to find new 'signature scent'!!!

    There is a fun website that matches likes:http://www.fragrance-editions.com/fatest/index2.asp?id=2139&type=F
    It is done by Michael Edwards who is very well respected. For Red Door they had
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    Re: Favorite Bargain Fragrances

    Tea Rose by Perfumer's Workshop can be found for a song. I paid $7 for my bottle.
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    Poll: Re: Colognes for a teenage guy ?

    Pick a pretty girl who's opinion you respect and bring her to the store with you. She will like that- trust me, I have two teenagers in my house.
    If you don't want to do that, my son (and the...
  4. Re: Hopeless search for specific fragrance I smelled the other day

    Just ask her. She will be flattered. The women's forum just had a series of posts about whether people commented on your fragrances and for the most part people said no, but they wished people...
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    Re: Nice fragrance for a 13 yo girl?

    She seems to like floral aldehydes. Eau Premiere was my first thought. My next thought was that she would probably love LeDix by Balenciaga, but that may be a challenge to locate. You might also...
  6. Re: OMG Tea Rose is fabulous for layering! Suggestions?

    I layer it with Chanel no 19 and Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir.
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    Re: SotD; 8 January 2012

    Had time to play today, so one arm is Le Dix and the other is Badgely Mishka. I'm enjoying the show and actually the way they are meeting is kind of cool.
  8. Re: Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladie

    I think the circles you travel in make a huge difference. I teach, so I leave the heavy hitters at home when at school. However, I regularly get complimented on fragrances by co-workers and I...
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    Re: Fragrance for Landscape architect

    For a heliotrope scent and a great, romantic background story, try Guerlain's Apres l'Ondee.

    A very green fragrance she might enjoy is Estee Lauder's Azuree (like no 19, but different). Warning-...
  10. Re: If that's all there is....Fragrance and Depression.

    I'm with Evangeline- sometimes hobbies or pursuits ebb and flow. I read this thread and then had to step away from my computer for a few minutes, so I had a few moments to reflect on my own personal...
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    Re: War of the Roses

    Lillie must have been reading my mind- I, too, am a big fan of Paris. Luscious, big rose and very easy to get your hands on. Parisienne is supposed to be nice, but I haven't given it a try. ...
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    Re: Signature Scent - only one allowed!

    I would have to go with Chanel no 22. I never tire of it, I don't smell it on other people, and it works year round on me.
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    Re: Recommendation alert: "white" musks

    Give Narciso Rodrigues's Essence a sniff. Refreshing white noise. I wear it when I have chaotic days at work.
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    Re: Luscious lemon fragrances?

    I really like Eau Savage, personally. However, for a straight up lemon that is not complex you might want to take a whiff of Fresh's Lemon Sugar. Creamy sweet lemon and doesn't smell like Pledge...
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    Re: What perfume would a mistress wear?

    In the movie "Same Time Next Year," Ellen Burstyn wears My Sin. Tongue in cheek and pretty sexy to boot.
  16. Thread: I love....

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    Re: I love....

    I saw Eclat at my local Marshalls a few weeks ago- worth a look.
    I think that With Love by Guerlain is really similar in style as is Marjolaine by Coutourier. Apres L'Ondee is very high on my must...
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    Re: S O T D Friday 28 August

    Back in town after a lovely summer at the lake. Hard to believe school is starting soon! Today I am in Essence by Narciso Rodriguez. I may like the bottle better than the perfume, but it is pretty...
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    Re: sweet warm powerful scent for my wife

    Two more to try:
    Estee Lauder Private Collection Amber Ylang Ylang- this stuff lasts for days!
    Tocca- Brigette
  19. Re: Need help with L'Occitane. Please tell me your faves - and why!

    Bergamot tea is lovely. It gets even better when layered with the honey lemon cream (the one in the pot). I have found all the soaps to me lovely- wonderful lathers. I also like the green tea-...
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    Re: "The lotion is a must for me" what about you?

    I can take it or leave it. It really depends on the lotion. Sometimes I think the lotions are a poor quality and the scent sours. Also, one of my big pet peeves is when the lotion doesn't smell...
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    Perfume References in Literature

    This morning I was enjoying a little light recreational reading (Outlander by Diana Galbadon) and came across a reference to L'Heure Bleue (the main character (it is 1945 Scotland, although she is...
  22. Re: In praise of miniatures: Cute money-savers. WHICH DO YOU RECOMMEND?

    Dmitri- that is a truly amazing collection and utterly beautiful.
    Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions of where to find these treasures. I'm feeling a new obsession coming on...
  23. Re: In praise of miniatures: Cute money-savers. WHICH DO YOU RECOMMEND?

    Where are you all getting these minis? My grandmother used to give me them as gifts, but I hardly ever see them any more and when I do, they are scents I don't care to own.
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    Re: What Perfume Does Your Mom or Dad wear ?

    I was just at my parents and enjoyed checking out my mom's dresser. Her current rotation is Chanel heavy- No 5, Cristalle edt, No 19, Coco, Coco Madamosielle. She and I both smell good in Chanel-...
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    Re: Other fragrance use

    I think it is a great idea to put it in the diffuser. I usually put my unloved ones in the bathroom to have them available for a quick spray as needed, but I think the diffuser is a better idea. If...
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    Re: "Old Lady" Perfume (not what you might think.)

    HI Wordbird,
    I looked at your wardrobe (all I can say is wow!) and I think you have a ton of options to send her. Definitely No 22 (one of my personal favs and it is a good entry level "old lady"),...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 7 July

    In Goutal's Eau de Sud from a sample. I've been craving Eau Savage and this is the closest thing I had to it. Actually, it is a pretty good substitute- herbal and citrusy with a little bit of...
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    Re: "Old Lady" Perfume (not what you might think.)

    Mo, I completely agree. You and I are in the same age demographic. I, too, have a hard time with the candy- bubble gum sweet scents that lack depth. Have you noticed they don't even seem to...
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    Re: Chanel Allure Sensuale

    I had a small sample so I really only had one decent wear out of it. But I did re-smell the bottle to jog my memory beyond my notes on it. I generally do quite well with Chanels, however this one is...
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    Re: Looking for signature scent--suggestions?

    I think Eclat d' Arpege is probably what you are looking for- beauty encounter has a sample size for $1.99. It is one of my favorites- clean, light, and feminine. I have a few others which might...
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    Re: Pick a two-week signature scent for me!

    Eau Premiere is lovely. My reservation on it is that you might smell yourself coming and going.
    I was in SC last week and wore Cristalle almost the whole time. Fresh and classic. After looking...
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    Re: So far in your perfumed life...

    Does stealing sprays of my mom's no 19 count in addition to the amount I have gone through myself?
    When I was a teenager it was probably Safari or Fracas- I think I went through two or three bottles...
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    Re: What's the best tea scented fragrance?

    Another vote for L'Occitane The Bergamot and The Vert. elizabethW's Sweet Tea is also very good and has a lovely shower gel.
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 4 "Smoke and Mirrors"

    When I look at the image two things come to mind-
    Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix
    and those really strongly scented lavender roses.
    However those probably aren't very helpful. However, there is a...
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    Re: Fragrance as mental armour?

    Fresh out of college, I taught middle school and needed something that commanded respect. I used to wear Chanel no 19 or Cristalle. A newer fragrance she might consider is Chanel no. 5 Eau Premier....
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    Re: SotD Friday 19 June -09

    It is cold, wet, and dreary here. Today I wore Prada by Prada.
  37. Thread: Chanel Perfumes

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    Re: Chanel Perfumes

    Interesting question- out of curiosity, why do you want to know?
    I currently own a number of Chanel's: no. 22 & 19, Cristalle, Gardenia
    and have owned no. 5 and Un Fleur. I also think the original...
  38. Thread: Layering Frags

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    Re: What are your favourite perfume combinations?

    There are others on the board who are terrific at combos. I have a few that I enjoy:
    Tea Rose and Chanel no. 19
    Jo Malone's Orange Blossom with her Pomegranate Noir
    Pomegranate Noir with Tea Rose...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 17 June

    Welcome, Baldufita.
    Brielle and Comdiva, I hope you feel better soon.
    Today I am in a new one- L'Occitane Bergamot Tea. I find it very refreshing and light- great for a beautiful day.
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    Re: Something Old & Something New...

    In my current wardrobe it is
    Mitsouko (1919)
    and a tie from 2008 Valentino and EL Amber Ylang Ylang

    However I used to own Fiori di Capri by Carthusia (1390) but it smelled old to my nose every...
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    Re: New perfumer: "2 Note" of Portland, Maine

    Ooo- someplace new to explore! My sons thought they would be safe in Maine! Brielle, if you see three bored boys with their mom, it will be us. Thanks for posting, Quarry.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 16 June

    Les Belles de Ricci - Liberté Acidulée / Liberty Fizz (1996)
    by Nina Ricci
    Felt sort of fruity this morning and this one fit the bill.
    Warm thoughts to Lievje.
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 4 "Smoke and Mirrors"

    Pink peppercorns? Those can be a huge irritant for some people.
  44. Thread: Whata Bargain

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    Whata Bargain

    I was in my local TJMaxx and saw Anthousia reed diffusers in a boxed set of three for $14. So obviously, being the good little BNer I am, I purchased one of every set (floral and something like...
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 4 "Smoke and Mirrors"

    Pomegranate gives me that ball point ink vibe (you were serious right?- I can be a little dingy on stuff like that). Anyway that could be tangy and sort of citrusy. Or what about peony?
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    Re: What Has Struck You Lately?

    I have been enamored with YSL Paris this spring. I rediscovered it while seeking out roses and find myself reaching for it over and over.

    On Shalimar, I remember my mom wearing it when I was a...
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    Re: SotD Monday 15 June

    Chinatown for me today.
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 4 "Smoke and Mirrors"

    Does it have mimosa? Could the fruit be pear?
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    Re: Starting over with green/citrus

    Do you have a L'Occitane any where near you? You might want to try the green tea, the bergamot tea, or the vetivier. Nicely refreshing and pretty decent staying power for citruses.
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    Re: SotD Friday 12 June

    lovethescents- just wait until you have teenagers and have to really set limits!
    Actually, my teenager was rather funny today. I had a sample of Floris' Cefiro kicking around that I stuck in his...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 11 June

    Scent triplet (?) with Dimples and pofox in Jicky today. I wore it yesterday from a sample and after I put on Nivea lotion this morning I thought they sort of matched. Not a perfect match, but they...
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    Re: Summer Eau de Toilette Suggestions

    Hi Ariel,
    Welcome! You have a lot of great suggestions already. Here are a few more to seek out:
    Eclat d' Arpege by Lanvin- very clean, light floral (has peach blossom note), fresh
    Chinatown by...
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    Re: Need a suggestions please

    I don't get geranium. I do smell peach blossoms and a warm creaminess that I associate with tuberose being blended in. What kind of rose (what element of rose) does she dislike? While I would...
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    Re: Need a suggestions please

    Trust your gut! Chinatown is a great scent. She won't smell it on everyone else, it has a great bottle, and it is different from the other ones you have gotten her yet will compliment her...
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    Re: Wednesday 10 June-09

    I started the day in Creed's Spring Flowers. But then I did the Guerlain test and decided to go shopping. So, scrubbed off the Spring Flowers and put on my sample of Jicky EDT. I really enjoyed...
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    Re: Summer frag help wanted

    Have her sniff Burberry Summer- very pleasant.
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    Re: Let Guerlain pick your Guerlain

    I also got Dare. I respect Mitsouko although sometimes I feel like it is wearing me instead of the other way around. I have a sample of Jicky kicking around that I want to smell again. As for the...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9 June

    In YSL Paris today in honor of my friend who is traveling there right now. I find I have reached for this scent so many times this spring. Isn't it interesting how we can pull up certain scents...
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    Re: SotD Friday 5 June

    Took my son to the MFA today to see the Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese exhibit. Had so much fun hearing his take on the pieces and how he breaks down the images in his mind. SOTD is No.5 Eau...
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    Re: New York sniffing trip?

    You might want to check out the Caron boutique. I don't remember the address but it is on the Caron site. You have to take an elevator upstairs and at first it feels very very small, but then you...
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    Re: How many different scents do you wear...

    In general, one. However, I will often test drive scents before I work out in the morning so then it might be two more before I shower. In the evening if I am going out I will also put on a fresh...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 June

    lovethescents, I hope all goes well for you!
    SOTD is Guerlain's With Love for my last PTO meeting as president. That scent is a perfect meeting-type scent- present, but unobtrusive, it makes me...
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    Re: Need help finding a fragrance!

    I have not smelled Define, but I had a nice sample of Angeliques Sous La Pluie by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle which is a dewy angelica fragrance. You might also enjoy Parfum de Therese also...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 2 June

    Chanel Gardenia for me today. I haven't worn it in awhile- so nice to rediscover things you love.
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    Re: SotD Monday 1 June

    Chanel no 19 on this most perfect of days. Clear skies, low humidity, moderate temps- wish every day was like today.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 27 May

    Happy Birthday!
    Today I am in Valentino.
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    Re: Wedding Day Gift Advice Needed!

    I think you have a ton of good suggestions here. One thought which you might consider is going for a classic that has stood the test of time. Fragrances from Caron, Chanel, Guerlain, and Dior would...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 27 May

    Malle's Le Parfum de Therese today
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    Re: What's your "white tee-shirt" scent?

    My white t-shirt scent is Lanvin's Eclat d Arpege or Guerlain's With Love or maybe Cristalle.
    My black cashmere sweater scent is Chanel No. 22 (actually, I wear them together so much that when I got...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 19 May-09

    Meeting after meeting today. I decided to wear YSL Paris and have already had two compliments on it. Ahh, spring.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 12 May

    Playing around this morning before I hit the shower. I have on Musc Ravageur from a sample on one arm. It is really wonderful in the beginning- very sexy musk and vanilla and spice, followed...
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    Re: Chanel 19 edp - layering suggestions

    I happen to have a bottle of no. 19, so I thought I would try out two combos for you. It works great with two sprays of 19 to one spray of Tea Rose by Perfumers Workshop (which is so cheap and you...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 5 May

    Welcome, Lessa!
    Today I am in my sample of Ormonde Jane's Osmanthus. I think it is very pleasant, but I wish it lasted longer. In a little bit I'm going to slip into a little no. 5.
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    Re: Formal Summer Scent

    You have two great suggestions already- Creed Himalaya and and Acqua di Parma. If you have the opportunity, seek out Lanvin for men as well.
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    Re: SotD Monday 4 May

    YSL Paris- ahh spring!
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    Re: Women's Coldest Masterpiece

    You should really try Malle's Angeliques Sous La Pluie. You'll love the juniper.:coolold:
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    Re: SotD: Monday April 27, 2009

    Hugs to all those who need them.
    I'm enjoying the sunshine and working out on the patio today. SOTD is Parfum de Therese by Malle.
  78. Re: Your Top Ten Spring Fragrances - Women's Version

    1. Diorissimo
    2. Chanel no 19
    3. Guerlain With Love
    4. Eclat d' Arpege
    5. Chanel Gardenia
    6. Floret
    7. Parfum d' Therese
    8. Azzaro Eau Belle
    9. YSL Paris
    10. Creed Spring Flower
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    Re: SotD Saturday 25 April

    Jo Malone's Orange Blossom
    Veuve- you and your dad are in my thoughts
    Tao- I hope things clear up soon
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    Re: I am Jack's Overwhelming Indecisiveness

    I like to switch it up. However, if I had to pick a fragrance to wear every day I would pick it using the same criteria I used in deciding my husband was The One:
    You are excited to see it in the...
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    Re: Women's Coldest Masterpiece

    senZuality, I agree with you in many ways. Perception is a very important component in both defining masterpiece as well as defining cold. L'Heure Bleue is a masterpiece and I, too, would call it...
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    Re: Women's Coldest Masterpiece

    SenZuality brings up a very important point. As one who has certainly smelled a number of scents and feel comfortable calling a few of those masterpieces, I do not completely feel comfortable in...
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    Re: Are Layered Skirts in?

    I think it is a very cute skirt and while it isn't short skirt weather here yet, I know I will see some of these. My only caveat with skirts like these is that you must check the rear view for fit...
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    Re: SotD, Friday 24 April 2009

    I'm up north with the boys and we are going on a hike. Since I have limited options up here, I usually raid the sample box before I leave. Today I am in Malle's Angeliques Sous La Pluie. I can...
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    Re: Women's Coldest Masterpiece

    I had forgotten about Ivoire- yes that one is austere. I can't believe I wore that as a teenager (but I wore no 19 then too!).
    L'Heure Bleu is so modern yet such a classic. I also adore Apres...
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    Re: I would appreciate your advice

    You might want to try Chanel no. 22 or Chanel no 5 Eau Premiere. Both are lovely and while no 22 is harder to find (but less likely to smell yourself coming and going), Eau Premiere is readily...
  87. Re: Children of the 70s and 80s- A Blast From the Past

    When I was going through my exceptionally awkward years my dad brought me Gee Your Hair Smells Terrific to try to make me feel pretty. It did help a little. I'm positive he didn't spend $14.95 on...
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    Re: Feerie by Van Cleef & Arpels.

    I gave it a full wearing and found it to be very very boring. Fruity, (fortunately) short lived, really no substance. The bottle, however, is even prettier in real life.
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    Re: Women's Coldest Masterpiece

    Ineespenes- your avatar is perfect for this thread!
    Brielle, I hadn't thought of Diorissimo as austere, but now that you mention it, I can see where you are headed with that one. It is very cool...
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    Women's Coldest Masterpiece

    On the Men's forum there is a thread on the "Coldest Masterpiece." By coldest they are not referring to actual temperature but to emotional coldness or the sense of austerity and aloofness that a...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 23 April

    (((Chaya)))
    Eclat d' Arpege today for me.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 22 April

    In my sample of Une Rose today. I wore it on Saturday and my 14yr old son asked me if I had been digging in the yard...
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    Re: Non-Guerlain Recommendations Welcome

    I think these are all wonderful suggestions. It seems like you enjoy exploring houses through their full range and that if you enjoy the Guerlain pre-take over you must enjoy "older" (although I...
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    Re: SotD Friday 17 April, TGIF

    Sending warming vibes to those in need.
    In honor of the first day I haven't needed to wear socks, I am in YSL Paris.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 15 April

    kewart- your photo is so motivating (must start weeding!)
    Today I am in Cristalle.
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    Re: SotD Monday 13 April

    Valentino (the new one)
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    Re: Wearing a bracelet on your left arm -

    I think it is perfectly fine. Besides it will get on your nerves if you are a righty and you wear it on your right wrist.
    Of course, you will probably be glancing at the cuff on your wrist all...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 8 April

    I finally am sitting down after a marathon day of meetings and Passover cooking (would someone please kick me before I agree to host everyone here again) interrupted my son #2 having to come home...
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    Re: SOTD: 7th April 2009

    Le Parfum de Terese
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    Re: SotD Monday 6 April

    Cleaning and cleaning today, so I thought I would try and at least smell elegant in Chanel no. 5.
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