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  1. Re: Perfume that Men love the most on Women?

    On me, men seem to like Flowerbomb, L'Ambre des Merveilles, and Queen. I adore Bulgari Black, and wouldn't mind more external validation when I wear it, but alas...
  2. Re: In the mood for a cheapie - Queen or Queen of Hearts by Queen Latifah

    I own both, and I wear Queen much more frequently. I used the lotion recently and got rave reviews from my dude. Queen is sweet, vanillic, and boozy. Easy to wear if you're comfortable in sweet...
  3. Re: Tralala-Givenchy-Mona diOrio-Oliver-Chanel-Profumi del Forte-Nasomatto-Kilian-MFK-Slumberhouse-M

    I'd like to join the MFK APLS split for 10ml. Thank you!
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    Re: Serge lutens chergui

    Chergui has become my go-to for days when I want to smell nice but don't want to put a ton of thought into it. I've worn it (lightly) the last two days since I've been having some sinus troubles and...
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    On a whim, I looked for the Leather variant of Angel on Amazon, and found 1.7oz for $35!
  6. Re: Need a ladies opinion on Tuscan Leather

    I have a sample, I am a fan of leather notes (though slightly less fond of berry notes), and I cannot wear this one. On me, it's a little too realistic- like expensive furniture! I do not know what...
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    Re: I need an amplified Daim Blond

    +1 on Bottega Veneta
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    Re: Ladies, i need your help.

    Colette by Tocca is a nice alternative to Light Blue. It's still got that freshness, but it's juniper and violets. If you're near a Sephora, it's easy to test as well.
  9. Re: How do you respond to unfavorable comments on your SOTD?

    Thought of you all when I spotted this article on loving Youth Dew on XO Vain. See, (some of) the kids are alright!...
  10. Re: How do you respond to unfavorable comments on your SOTD?

    Thank you all for the kindness. And the points about making sure not to overdo it in a confined space were well-received- I know that the risks of negative comments are higher when wearing something...
  11. Re: How do you respond to unfavorable comments on your SOTD?

    Thanks, I knew someone here would understand! I guess this is the first time I've ever gotten called out (even indirectly) on a fragrance when I thought I'd done everything right! I guess Mitsy and I...
  12. How do you respond to unfavorable comments on your SOTD?

    Sad times. I came to work in Mitsouko, polka-dots, and red lipstick. A classic chypre to go with a retro-inspired look, right? Someone walked by on the way to to visit the girl at the desk next to...
  13. Re: Day frag to match Absolue pour le Soir

    For something else with honey, Chergui is nice!
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    Re: Perfume for a Red Dress Party

    Something big and gutsy and feminine- from your wardrobe, maybe Carnal Flower? Although I guess it depends on the dress!
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    Re: Best Designer "Leather" Scent?

    Agreed on Cuir de Lancome being a bit girly (starts like cola, dries down to vanilla). If you're a fan of Thierry Mugler, the leather variations of Angel and A*men are quite nice, and can be found at...
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    Re: Vanilla (aka, help a single dad :)

    For easy-to-read vanilla, I like Vanille Incensee. Bonus for accessibility- a travel spray is available through Sephora for about $25-$30.

    Also, I really like Pink Sugar, especially for a high...
  17. Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    I'm not sure about HG, but Bvlgari Black is the only thing I own that never feels like a wrong choice. Sometimes, something else in my collection is better-suited to a given event, but I've never...
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    Re: Motorcycle leather tattoo

    LUSH's Lust has a strong jasmine and gasoline vibe...
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    Re: fragrances that smell alike

    L de Lolita is a pretty fair swap for Musc Ravageur- same perfumer, similar notes.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 10, 2014

    Agreed, though I'm in L de Lolita since I only have a small decant of Musc Ravageur :)
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    Re: Lush info/recommendations?

    Posted this elsewhere, but be aware that each bottle size is a different concentration- at LUSH, smaller bottles will always have a lower % of perfume oil. BOG is interesting, though I'm not sure i...
  22. Poll: Re: Poll: Lutens Ambre Sultan or Fille en Aiguilles

    Both are beautiful. I own AS, have only sampled FeA, but I am all about amber/resin and just mildly curious about conifer/resin. Enjoy!
  23. It looks enough like a Demeter bottle that I...

    It looks enough like a Demeter bottle that I actually believe it!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 3 April, 2014.

    It's a rainy spring day in Missouri, and I'm wearing Lolita Lempicka for the mystery note that reminds me of wet pavement and beets :)
  25. Re: Fragrance references in fiction books or films

    I was looking for perfume the last time I watched that movie and missed it, but I assumed that Annie would smell wonderful!
  26. Re: Molecule 01 mystery: did I get the wrong juice or is olfactory fatigue a complicated thing?

    If the major issue is that the atomizers smell different, that could be as simple as difference in packaging. If the original had a small leak, or the juice got onto the security tape, that would...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 31 March, 2014.

    @ClaireV- I know what you mean about Timbuktu! I have a very small bottle (bought blind from Sephora) and I get the soapy aspect. This is one that I have to remind myself to enjoy as it floats by...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 March, 2014.

    Atelier Vanilla Incensee- it's a stressful day at work, and I needed some comfort. Who makes everyone in a department play musical desks for no reason?!
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studios Reviews

    I am so excited about everything I've heard on Champagne de Bois. It is next up on my list of things to try, I will report back once my sample arrives!
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    Re: funny fragrance sniffing stories

    Actually, at LUSH it does. Each bottle size really is a different concentration, and only available in that quantity.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

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    Stupid lack of impulse control. I was at Marshall's last night, spotted a 50ml of Marc Jacobs 'Bang' for $19, and spent all night trying to fit my knuckles into the curvature of the bottle....
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    Re: My fragrance collection is..........

    Like a traditional diner breakfast, my collection is varying degrees of warm and golden brown: Honey, leather, incense, woods, amber, tea, tobacco, and spices.
  33. Re: Alien spray sample in April's InStyle mag in the US

    I spotted this same spray sample in a similar magazine a few months back. I thought that was awesome, and I liked the fragrance quite a bit. I felt like this style of magazine sample is the best I've...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Chergui and Cuir de Lancome. Squee!
  35. Re: Who would wear Black by Comme des Garçons

    I've enjoyed wearing Black,and while I doubt I'll spring for a full bottle, there's another large decant in my near future.
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    Re: My Favorite Celebrity Fragrance

    I own and enjoy Queen (Queen Latifah), Lovely (SJP), and Legend (Michael Jordan). I am coveting Rihanna's Rogue, but I'll probably just keep saving up for Bottega Veneta or Daim Blond unless I spot...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 3 March 2014.

    Wearing Narciso Rodriguez for her, as a reminder of a lazy weekend in bed with a lover whose natural skin-scent is disconcertingly close to the musks of NR and SJP Lovely. Sadly, I cannot share this...
  38. Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 26 February, 2014.

    Good morning! I'm wearing Estee Lauder's Sensuous, only semi-intentionally. I put it on last night, never left the house, and woke up with enough of that oranges-about-to-go-bad smell still clinging...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 February, 2014.

    I'm onto a second (third?) day in Cuir de Lancome. That drydown!
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    Re: Creamy, sweet and spicy?

    Borrowing from the men's side, CK One Shock for him might be worth a sniff as well. If you can get over the "energy drink accord", it's a spicy, sweet tobacco scent that Katie Puckrick compared to...
  41. Re: Fragrances that smell identical to others.

    L de Lolita is a pretty good dupe for MR, available for cheap, and also by Maurice Roucel.
  42. Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 12 February, 2014.

    Bvlgari Black, and I'm glad for it now. Work is terribly stressful this morning, and every bit of comfort counts.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 February, 2014.

    Good morning! I'm braving 0 degree weather in Chergui and tall boots.
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    I received decants of Daim Blond, Theo Fennell Scent, and Cuir de Lancome on Friday evening. As I was heading out for a date and a dance party, I was concerned about trying anything new. The next...
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    Re: help me choose my gf's next frag

    Ooh, also- Chergui may be worth investigating. If she likes the cherry pie of LPRN, the cherry tobacco of Chergui might be appealing as well. Then if she doesn't like it, you can wear it!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 10 February, 2014.

    So sad, my nose is too stuffy to pick up any of the pretty new scents I have to try. In the meantime, I'm sticking with cozy old standbys that I know and love. Today, it's Ambre Sultan!
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    Re: help me choose my gf's next frag

    The original Lolita Lempicka might be a good choice. It's got a similar vibe to the Hanae Mori and Le Petit Robe Noir, but the violet/licorice aspect sets it apart a bit (and that bottle!). Atelier's...
  48. Re: What perfume has given you most compliments?

    I've had lots of good responses to L'Ambre des Merveilles in the last week or so. Mostly while hugging or standing close to lady friends, but my last boyfriend liked it a lot as well.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 5 February, 2014.

    I thought I'd forgotten to put anything on, then I caught a whiff of last night's Bandit lingering on the back of my hand, still going strong.

    There's still that mystery note that reminds me of a...
  50. Re: Best Thing About Having a Collection.......

    The ability to smell something new and decide either "nah, I don't need that, I already have 3 musky white florals and they don't get worn" OR "yes, I love leather-apricot-chypres and I need them...
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    Re: Favorite Animalic Scents

    Ha, thank you! I had almost forgotten that I was going to buy those decants...
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    Re: Favorite Animalic Scents

    APLS and L'Aire de Rien are both on my full bottle wish list. APLS feels like a glamorous fur coat and smells like a bed full of housecats, L'Aire de Rien is just so intensely human... I love how the...
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    Re: Flowerbomb - Why all the hate?

    I bought 1.7 of Flowerbomb for $59 at TJ Maxx just last week, so it is starting to roll into the discounters. I had previously owned a rollerball from a Sephora gift, and received compliments pretty...
  54. Re: VC&A Midnight In Paris EDP - Your experiences?

    I'm not certain I agree- I wear it (and for a time shared my perfume stash with a gentleman friend), and there is definitely a point at which it gets a little too loud. Also, be careful about how...
  55. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    Tuberose, jasmine, vetiver, fig, aquatic/calone/melon. I'm actively trying to get over all of these but the calone.

    Sidenote- heavily indolic scents make strangely appropriate bathroom sprays.
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    Re: Tokyo Milk Favorite?

    I wore Le Petite for years before falling down the rabbit hole. It's a sweet, soft violet/vanilla. The first time I smelled the drydown of Tom Ford's Violet Blonde, I was reminded of this one, but it...
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    Re: The sniff that changed your mind

    The Leather edition of Angel is the one that got hooks in me, and the original is seeming more and more like a good idea.
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    The sniff that changed your mind

    I was a Chanel No5 hater for years. The only good thing I had to say was that it reminded me of a favorite aunt in my childhood (who has since moved on to other scents). I'd test it every so often,...
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    Re: ambe sultan

    I blind bought this as well, though I read all of the reviews I could get my hands on, and I know that I like both amber and herbal scents. I love it, and I hope you do as well!
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    Re: Matching fragrance with clothes

    I take a more synesthetic approach to perfume/clothing- All of my fragrances have a "color" or a texture in my mind, and I'm happiest if I can match that to my clothing.
  61. Re: Ever embarrassed to reaveal which fragrance you're wearing if its expensive?

    I don't feel bad about telling people what I'm wearing- most of my niche options were purchased as samples/decants, and non-hobbyists are usually amazed to learn that there are options besides buying...
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Iso E Super, Cedramber, Amber Oil, and Benzoin Essence for some small home experiments!
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    Re: Give me your best tips please...

    I've discovered that I prefer applying to the creases of my elbows rather than wrists. I work in an office, and every time I move away from my desk to straighten my arms, I get a nice little bit of...
  64. Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    Roller derby, knitting, and burlesque costuming. At least I can enjoy perfume while doing most of it!
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    Re: SoTD Friday 12th Oct 2012

    I'm wearing Tom Ford White Patchouli, and I can't complain about the ad because my hair is big and wildly curly today, too!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, 9th October 2012

    Good morning- first post!
    I'm starting my day in Tokyo Milk's Le Petit. Snuggly violet and vanilla for a sweater dress kind of day.
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