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    Re: Article: "Save Perfume's Soul" Petition

    I wonder if there is (or should be) a petition against the customs rules forbidding us to send, or receive perfume from, overseas? It's huge pain as a consumer, and a big problem for small businesses...
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    Success! Safari worked. :-)

    Success! Safari worked. :-)
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    I can't make it submit. :-( I've filled in all...

    I can't make it submit. :-( I've filled in all the fields, ticked the confirmation box, and entered the capcha. I've even cleared cache. But every time I get the message 'wrong capcha'.
    I'm going to...
  4. Re: Best way to clean out perished rubber stopper?

    Hi rubegon,

    two of Ashes of Roses, and Phul Nana.

    They are all miniatures - 5ml or so. The necks are tiny.

    The Phul Nana's stopper is broken off inside. I know that one is especially badly...
  5. Best way to clean out perished rubber stopper?

    Hi all,

    I'm after some advice, please.

    I've got three small full vintage bottles with rubber (or some other gum) stoppers. The stopper has become soft and sticky and degraded so it can't be...
  6. I agree! Whatever happened to the concept of...

    I agree! Whatever happened to the concept of personal responsibility?

    Since it appears these perfume allergies are triggered by application, not by smelling it on someone else, surely it's enough...
  7. Re: Article: Body Shop launch five fair-trade fragrances inspired by different locations

    Hmmm. I'll probably sniff them, because there is a Body Shop on my way home from work. But I'm not expecting much. They used to have some ok oils back in the day, but nowadays BS scents tend to be...
  8. I was on that 2009 Basenotes lunch, and it was...

    I was on that 2009 Basenotes lunch, and it was wonderful to meet Alec. He was fun, knowledgeable, and larger than life. I loved sniffing his creations over lunch, and I was one of those who sniffed...
  9. They sound nice. But I don't think I'll buy them,...

    They sound nice. But I don't think I'll buy them, as I've found solid perfumes don't keep very well. The perfume fades, or the base 'turns' and smells off. That's my experience, anyway.
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    Thanks lilkcceleb. I also checked the...

    Thanks lilkcceleb. I also checked the pronunciation with Francis Kurkdjian last night at Liberty *shameless namedrop* :-) I'm never confident with a pronunciation until I've heard someone say it...
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    So, how do you pronounce his name, anyway? :-) I...

    So, how do you pronounce his name, anyway? :-) I have a feeling it's not 'Elly'...

    As for the perfume, tried it, liked it. It's got a nice sillage and it stays bright.
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    Re: Perfumes with amazing sillage--suggestions?

    Clinique Aromatics Elixir is hard to miss - also Wrappings, if you can find it.I love both but lets just say I won't wear them to the office!
    And Estee Lauder Azuree is a room-clearer if overdone. I...
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    Sadly, on my skin the answer is - like a plastic doll's head... ;-)

    I would say get a sample or decant before buying. It may be right for you, it may not. I find it beautiful on others, but it...
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    Well, I'm curious, and I'm an over-forty...

    Well, I'm curious, and I'm an over-forty perfumista. But then, I'm also a Buffy fan..... ;-)
  15. Interesting! Thanks for that, Grant, Jason....

    Interesting!
    Thanks for that, Grant, Jason.
    I'm a fan of Liberty anyway, it's my favourite perfume department. I'll have to think about whether I can go.
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    Re: BBC Perfume Documentary - THE VERDICT!

    I enjoyed the Guerlain interviews, with their insider views. And it was nice seeing the boutique, which I've never visited. And the scent organ, the old journals..... I'd give plenty to have a...
  17. Re: Article: Short Back And Sides On The Rocks, Please

    It was quite delicious!

    I can't find anything online about the Leading Ladies, but they were scents designed in homage to certain ladies of influence. I wish I could recall the details of all of...
  18. I tried that drink at the Gorilla event pop-up,...

    I tried that drink at the Gorilla event pop-up, where the cocktail was available in bottles previously designed for their Cocktail scent. I thought it was pleasant, a sort of vodka-limoncello mix....
  19. Yes, thanks for pushing that question. It's the...

    Yes, thanks for pushing that question. It's the aspect of the whole subject which I find most annoying. I think she couldn't answer it properly because there is no convincing reason behind it, except...
  20. I've just emailed Jason. Sounds like it will be...

    I've just emailed Jason. Sounds like it will be interesting, and I haven't been to anything fragrance-related for a while.
  21. I suspect it will be generic, sadly. Gaga's style...

    I suspect it will be generic, sadly. Gaga's style may be out there, but her music, not so much. There is a distinct dichotomy.
  22. Well, I went to this event yesterday, and it was...

    Well, I went to this event yesterday, and it was fun! The presenters are enthusiastic, the stories are good, the perfumes at the very least different and interesting, and I'd happily wear most of...
  23. Re: Lush launch new brand: Gorilla Perfume, and ressurect B Never fragrances

    I went yesterday. Thanks to my lousy sense of direction and timekeeping, I missed my 'spot' by ten minutes. But as it turns out, that didn't matter at all! I just walked in, signed in (though nobody...
  24. Yay! That's good news. I registered, I'm looking...

    Yay! That's good news.
    I registered, I'm looking forward to it.

    I think you mean the events are FROM the 14th to the 18th, Grant, not just ON those dates. I was given a choice of all those dates....
  25. Thread: R.I.P. BNTBTBB

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    Re: R.I.P. BNTBTBB

    Well, tell Simon it's gorgeous! ;-) Yes, a lovely grassy note to start, then warmth and flowers and... oooh! I'd love to be able to get it in other forms, perhaps body lotion or a solid perfume.
    ...
  26. Thread: R.I.P. BNTBTBB

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    Thanks Pia, that was an interesting read. I'm so...

    Thanks Pia, that was an interesting read. I'm so jealous of your job.... ;-)

    Do you know who was responsible for the perfume in the new Lush Grass shower gel? It's quite lovely.
  27. A nice idea from Linda. Especially for those who,...

    A nice idea from Linda. Especially for those who, faced with the scent collection, have no idea which they will like best. Such as me, the first time I encountered OJ!

    I'm a Tiare fan, too. It's...
  28. yes, it is! I guess the original didn't sell...

    yes, it is!

    I guess the original didn't sell as well as they hoped, then?

    I liked it, but then I love galbanum. I don't see why it needs prettying up like this.
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    Not for me - they sound like they wouldn't be...

    Not for me - they sound like they wouldn't be allowed on my diet! ;-)
  30. Re: Cinnamon, cinnamon. My kingdom for some cinnamon.

    Cinnamon, eh?
    Well, perhaps you could try Smell Bent's Horny Little Devil. Plenty of spice in that, in fact it was too much for me at first. And bonus, it's cheap as chips!

    I got a few samples...
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    Re: SotD Monday 22 February

    Smell Bent's Incensed - a nice subtle incense. I have a headache today and can't handle anything louder! ;-)
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    Oh, how sad.... RIP.

    Oh, how sad....

    RIP.
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    Colour can be an important selling point....

    Colour can be an important selling point. Potential buyers see a dark juice and expect 'deep and sexy and luxurious', a pale juice, citrus or white flowers, a golden juice, a rich floral. Sometimes...
  34. *sob* I missed it! I was registered and...

    *sob* I missed it!

    I was registered and allowed plenty of time - or so I thought. But I couldn't even find the street!
    Pathetic, I know. But I'm not familar with the area, and though the map...
  35. Hello and welcome, Daniel. Well, leaving aside...

    Hello and welcome, Daniel.

    Well, leaving aside the wording (I mostly ignore that stuff anyway, I prefer to make my own mind up by sniffing), your products do look interesting. I hope to try them...
  36. Re: suggestions for a lighter modern floral....

    Dawn, one of the Sara Jessica Parker flankers, is a pretty light floral. And it's often reduced, lately.
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    Re: Anyone Tried Tokyo Milk??

    That's outrageously expensive!

    Well, there's an Anthropologie store in London. I can't find out online if they stock TM, though. And Rose at
    http://arosebeyondthethames.blogspot.com/
    did a...
  38. Poll: Re: Favorite women's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Aramanthine, but this poll predates it. I've tried some of the others too, and I like Elixir best of the rest.
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    Re: Substitude for Clique Wrappings

    Honestly, I've never found anything even close to it!
    But if anyone has any ideas, I'd be interested, too. It's not easy to get hold of Wrappings.
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    Re: SotD Friday 29 January

    The Party in Manhattan. I love it, it makes me feel almost sophisticated, even though I'm just sitting in the office in jeans & a cardigan!
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    Re: Today I bought ... January 2010 purchases

    I've just ordered 6 samples (their maximum number) from Les Senteurs:
    Epic, Ubar, Amytis, Chamarre, En Avion, French Can Can.

    I'm trying to cut down my spending. Samples don't count, right? ;-)
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    Re: Thoughts on Amouage Epic?

    I haven't tried it yet, but I did just order samples of Epic and Ubar from Les Senteurs. (I'm a huge fan of Lyric for Women, less so of Gold, Ciel, or Reflection. If Epic is rosey, I suspect I will...
  43. This looks interesting!

    This looks interesting!
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    Re: Today I bought ... January 2010 purchases

    150ml Acqua di Parma Profumo, discounted by about 80 because it was in the older packaging and the cellophane was missing. But the scent is just fine!
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    Re: SotD Friday 22 January

    Miss Dior - it's the current one not vintage, but it's still pretty good!
    I miss the old black and white checked bottle, though. I so wish I'd kept the one I had in the 80's.
  46. That's a nice bottle, elegant but simple. And...

    That's a nice bottle, elegant but simple.
    And the notes sound rather good, too. I would definitely try this.
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    Re: Today I bought ... January 2010 purchases

    ..... a 30ml bottle of Juicy Couture for 13.40 on Amazon. But they say it ships in 3 to 5 weeks - why so long? It's from Amazon themselves, not a merchant. Oh well. It's a good price, I can wait.......
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    Vaporiser sprays - bad or good?

    Hi all,

    I'm thinking of buying something, but it comes with an integrated (I guess not removable) vaporiser bulb spray.
    Now, I've heard that a bulb vaporiser can make a bottle more prone to...
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    Re: December Purchases 2009 ~~~

    Well, the Harrods sale is on..... ;-)

    And they have the Donna Karan Essences half-price. So I ordered Wenge, Labdanum and Lavender. They also have the Clinique Wrappings gift set. It's hard to...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 30 December

    Miller Harris Terre d'Iris.
    Gorgeous!
  51. Re: Basenoters meetup in London next Friday (4th Dec) Plus three course lunch

    Well, that was a lot of fun!
    Thanks again to Danielle and Grant for organising it.
  52. Re: Basenoters meetup in London next Friday (4th Dec) Plus three course lunch

    I'm really looking forward to it.

    Do we know yet where & when we will be meeting up?
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    Re: SotD Friday 27 November

    Clinique Wrappings today. Like an early Christmas! ;-)
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    Re: Basenotes...The Fragrance (AKA Pong Idol)

    Wow - this is very exciting!

    I would certainly be interested in participating in the sampling.
  55. Re: BN WORLD MEET: all the reports in one place & vote for next year's date!

    It's hard to believe that the London meet was almost a month ago! I have fond memories.

    I also have a problem, I hope this is not the wrong place to put it.

    At the meet, Rose and myself talked...
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    Re: Just back from London Basenotes lunch

    Thanks for linking to your pics, Nukapai.

    I can never find my camera when I need it, and my phone doesn't take photos, so it's great that you took some.
  57. Re: London BN member tour: 28th of August -09 - details in first post

    Just bought my ticket. So now it's official! The 28th is just after my birthday, so this is my present to myself.... ;-)

    I'm really looking forward to it, and to meeting everybody.
  58. Re: London BN member tour: 28th of August -09 - details in first post

    Hi Will,

    I tend not to wear a scent if I might be testing others, but I have no problem with other people on the trip wearing one. So spritz away! ;-)
  59. Re: London BN member tour: 28th of August -09 - details in first post

    Ok, I just booked that day off work.
    So please take me off the 'maybes' and put me on the 'wouldn't miss this for the world!' list.

    Thanks for organising this!
  60. Re: London BN perfume tour next year... UPDATE: This will now be the official BN annu

    ooh!! How have I missed seeing this thread? ;-) And I live in London!

    I'd like to come, please, dates permitting. It sounds like a lot of fun!
  61. Re: Body Odour - or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Musk

    That was an interesting article - thanks!

    I don't mind fresh sweat smell at all, but stale sweat and that unwashed smell, ugh. Same with stinky feet (which, actually, can be due to a fungus...
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