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  1. Thread: Your 1st Scent

    by Anna_P
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    Re: Your 1st Scent

    The Body Shop Dewberry, me and my jr. high friends were obsessed with the stuff *lol*
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    Re: December Purchases 2009 ~~~

    Thanks! SO excited for it to arrive!

    Santa was very good to me this year, I got Coco edp and I also got a gift certificate which I redeemed for No. 19 today.
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    Re: what do you wear when the world turns white?

    Well, tonight I'm wearing Joy parfum to celebrate the beginning of my two-week vacation :D. I normally go for spicy or vanilla-based scents in the winter. The aforementioned Cristobal is also one of...
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    Re: December Purchases 2009 ~~~

    Bellodgia, Nuit de Noel and just won a mini parfum of Nahema from ebay
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    Re: SotD Monday 14 December

    Rainy & blah here so I decided on some vintage Tweed by Lentheric during the day, will probably switch to Yves Rocher Neonatura Cocoon later.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 13 December

    Wore Yves Rocher Rose Absolute to a Hanukkah party and was gifted with a very generous gift certificate to one of my favourite fragrance stores, now the all-important decision of what to spend it on,...
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    Re: December Purchases 2009 ~~~

    I'm waiting with bated breath until it arrives, I had another bottle (the reissued one) go AWOL in the post :(
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    Re: December Purchases 2009 ~~~

    Victory is mine! Snagged a partial bottle of original Chaos for a very reasonable price, yay!
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    Re: SotD Monday 7 December

    I'm on a spice kick lately: Opium
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    Re: December Purchases 2009 ~~~

    A cheap as chips bottle of vintage Balenciaga Prelude
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    Re: ladies, need your help for my fiancee...

    Cristobal and Ambre Gris are great choices, she might also like:

    Rochas: Byzance
    Ralph Lauren: Ralph Hot
    Bath & Body Works: Black Amethyst
    Burberry: Burberry Brit EDP
    Lolita Lempicka
    Yves...
  12. Re: Frags hated by many BNers that you like, and why.

    I like Fantasy and Midnight Fantasy by Britney Spears, they're fun and I enjoy them once in awhile. And since I grew up in the '90s, I have a soft-spot for CK Escape and Cool Water Woman.
  13. Re: Anybody know anything about Tweed? (NOT Creed GIT)

    I like it as well, vintage bottles are fairly easy and inexpensive to come by on ebay, which is where I got mine. My bottle was produced by Lentheric and I believe dates from the '70s, and it's the...
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    Re: Fragrance sales down 10%

    Same for me too re: Sephora. I remember when Sephora first opened here in Toronto four years ago, you used to be able to find the likes of Joy, the classic Guerlains, and other upper-end designer...
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    Re: Your "I want it I want it!" list

    Desperately want:
    Chanel Cuir de Russie extrait
    Chanel Beige (thanks to a sample from the lovely 3xasif)
    Vintage Tabac Blond, as well as Bellodgia and Nuit de Noel in extrait
    Guerlain Vega...
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    Re: Post your Top 5 Winter Fragrances

    Guerlain Shalimar
    Estee Lauder Cinnabar
    vintage Lancome Magie Noire
    Emmanuel Ungaro Diva
    Creed Angelique Encens
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    Re: November 09 purchases

    I've been pretty self-indulgent lately, Guerlain Mitsouko, Rochas Femme and Angelique Encens all from lovely sellers on the marketplace. And I'm eyeing a mini of vintage Revolution a Versailles on...
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    Re: Serge Lutens in Toronto?

    It's actually not a bad deal since the shipping is already included. I don't think SL is part of the sample program at Lucky Scent and even if it were, you'd still have to pay for each sample plus $5...
  19. Re: TORONTO/GTA Basenotes meetup!!! Sat Nov 28th - Be There!

    Have a great time everyone attending :)! I'd love to be there but it's my nephew's christening and I'll be in Montreal. Sniff some Exclusifs for me!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 26 November

    Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating :). Today I wore RL Safari for daytime and evening is Gres Cabaret.
  21. Thread: Scamming

    by Anna_P
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    Re: Scamming

    I've been lucky as well and I follow a similar strategy to kumquat, I also set a limit for myself so that if the juice turns out to be off (or God for bid, fake), it's not too much of a loss....
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    Re: Serge Lutens in Toronto?

    If you don't mind paying $15, The Perfume Shoppe has a sample program where you can choose up to 5 (and they have Gris Clair in stock):...
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    Re: Serge Lutens in Toronto?

    Too bad, looks like online is my only choice then. Thanks sofresh!
  24. Re: Salon Owner: No One Should Spend A Lot Of Money On Perfume

    Everyone has their own interests/passions that they splurge on and other things they don't care so much about, so I guess some people might find spending a lot of money on the don't care about things...
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    Re: Serge Lutens in Toronto?

    Slightly OT, but Serge-related: I've also heard that the Shiseido counter at the Eaton Centre carries the original Feminite du Bois during the holiday season, anyone know if that's still true? I know...
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    Re: Vintage Perfume Show Off !!

    Thanks Dimitri and knit_at_knite :). The wallpaper is indeed a storage box where I keep my scarves. I keep my perfume in a drawer so I don't really have a fancy display case that would look good in...
  27. Re: Buyer Beware: The Neiman Marcus Online Store

    Yikes, that is a whole lot of awful. You would think the whole, "you get what you pay for" adage would be true of these "luxury goods purveyors," but I've read about Exclusifs bottles being packaged...
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    Re: Vintage Perfume Show Off !!

    Oops, gotcha! Thanks Dimitri, hope it works now.
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    Re: Vintage Perfume Show Off !!

    I've never taken any pictures of my collection before, so I thought I'd play around and they came out halfway decent. Here's a few of mine:
    ...
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    Re: Auction...oh, if I only had the money....

    I feel your pain, my high-priority obsessions are the Patou Ma Collection, Cuir de Russie and Tabac Blond. And speaking of which, funny you should post that link to that auction *lol*, I've been...
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    Re: SA Rant- Because sometimes you have to!

    So sorry to hear that latelittlesleeper :(! I concur with letting her managers know about this, however Diva's method of dealing with such behaviour is just pure awesome *lol*. I never understood...
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    Re: CHANEL: Les Grands Extraits

    I'm with you, or even 30 ml! Even the 200 ml Exclusif bottles are too big for me, one might have to enlist their whole family to help use up 900 ml of anything :D
  33. Re: Canadian Department & Drugstore Deals Of The Week

    Odd...I saw the Van Cleef & Arpels giftsets for $10 more at the Winners I went to today, I would've bought it for $25. Otherwise the selection was pretty much the same as those previously mentioned....
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    Re: SotD Friday 20 November

    Christian Dior Dune in the daytime and Jil Sander No. 4 for evening
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    Re: Auction...oh, if I only had the money....

    Oh, I know, but I'm sure it will go higher (ie. far out of my price range) and I'm trying to restrain my spending--which is obviously why I obsessively search for vintage on ebay *lol*. I didn't even...
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    Re: Auction...oh, if I only had the money....

    Those are just to die for. On the subject of, "If only I had the money," I'm currently torturing myself by watching an auction for Vacances parfum:
    ...
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    Re: Biagiotti's Venezia by Shorell - Tried it?

    Good to know, I'd always been curious about this and their version of Chaos as well. I've never tried the original so I have no frame of reference to ruin anything for me.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 18 November

    Samsara Shine during the day and switched to Bal a Versailles edc for evening.
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    Re: Post Christmas bargains?

    I haven't really noticed one way or the other on eBay, but I would definitely check out the brick and mortar stores during boxing week. Gift sets and any other pre-Christmas specials tend to be...
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    Re: Collectibles at Bergdorf Goodman -OMG !

    *BIG SIGH* over the vintage Vega and the 180 year collection. Why do nitwit celebrities have so much money for doing nothing (and also bombard the market with their namesake fragrances), whereas the...
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    Re: Grace Kelly- such style

    1929 was quite a year, as (imo) the holy trinity of chic were all born in that year: Audrey Hepburn, Grace Kelly and Jacqueline Kennedy. I wish I had my own personal Edith Head to style me everyday...
  42. Thread: Coconut anyone?

    by Anna_P
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    Re: Coconut anyone?

    In addition to EL Bronze Goddess, Jennifer Lopez Miami Glow and Alyssa Ashley Coco Vanilla.
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    Re: Chefs who should do their own perfumes …

    Ferran Adria from El Bulli, his fragrances would be niche/avant-garde creations:

    http://community.basenotes.net/picture.php?albumid=290&pictureid=3126
    ...
  44. Re: Guerlain Sillage...Sorry you didn't Win for $1136!

    Yes, I've seen that seller list vintage bottles of Tabac Blond and Cuir de Russie, heartbreakingly out of my price range and he also does not ship to Canada :(

    I'd love to know where he finds...
  45. Re: Canadian Department & Drugstore Deals Of The Week

    Shoppers this week has a pretty good selection of frags (some are even gift sets) for $19.99:
    Secret Obsession
    Burberry Brit (Men & Women)
    French Connection (gift sets Men & Women)
    Nautica My...
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    Re: November 09 purchases

    Got a good deal on Secret Obsession at my local Shoppers Drug Mart.
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    Re: Monoi de Tahiti!

    In the summer, Yves Rocher does a Tiare/Monoi range. It can be found for a song now on their Web site. I'm a fan of layering the body mist and the oil:
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    Re: Bed Time Fragrances.

    I don't limit my use of these for bed-time, but I generally tend to reach for Bath & Body Works Moonlight Path and Caron Nocturnes when I feel like I need some extra comfort. If I'm sick or not...
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    Re: Youth Dew in the classic bottle

    I love Youth Dew! I have it in the parfum and the body lotion, would love to try it in the bath oil one day.
  50. Thread: Elegant scents?

    by Anna_P
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    Re: Elegant scents?

    I also agree with Cristalle, Miss Dior and Safari as elegant and would like to add Balenciaga Quadrille and the original L'Interdit.
  51. Re: "perfume.com" — the site that tries to do it all

    I ordered from them once last year during the Balmain Ambre Gris craze and Parfum1, which had the best price, didn't ship to Canada. It was alright, I got a 10% off coupon, it made it across the...
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    Re: November 09 purchases

    SL Sa Majeste la Rose for...50% off in the clearance section at my local Sephora, score!
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    Re: Neiman Marcus - Guerlain Online Trunk Show

    Vintage Vega=drool

    :( If I had a million dollars...
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    Re: um Who are you!?

    Yes, what socalwoman and Quarry said :). I wouldn't make fun, I'm not exactly Catherine Deneuve myself. It was more her attitude--in the sense that I felt like she wasn't listening to what I wanted,...
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    Re: Do you wear Crocs?

    I wear croc-type clogs at work (in a restaurant), they're the only shoes I haven't felt like throwing into a bonfire after the end of a 10-hour or so day. Outside of work: hellz to the no.
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    Re: um Who are you!?

    When my downtown location of The Bay department store used to stock Serge Lutens, the SA at the counter was trying to get me to buy Chypre Rouge when what I was looking for wasn't available, and as...
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    Re: November 09 purchases

    Vintage Jean Patou Amour Amour, yay!
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    Re: SotD Monday 2 November

    Fidji for work and vintage Cabochard parfum on this rainy night.
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    Re: Today I Bought... October '09 Puchases!

    Had to cancel my Halloween party plans on account of being sick so consoled myself by getting the Jil Sander No.4 I've been coveting for ages.
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    Re: Warm, soft, suntan lotion scent

    CB I Hate Perfume At the Beach 1966
    Bobbi Brown Beach
    and the original suntan oil scent: Jean Patou Chaldee (minis are somewhat easy enough to come by on eBay and not too expensive)
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    Re: Five you want but can't have

    1. Vintage Donna Karan Chaos
    2. Chanel Cuir de Russie
    3. Tabac Blond parfum
    4. Laura Biagotti Venezia
    5. Shiseido Nombre Noir
  62. Re: Young gentlemen (ladies being welcome too) of powerhouse, conservatism and classi

    I'm 28 and I would say a significant portion of my wardrobe falls into those categories, I love aldehydes, '80s powerhouse frags and otherwise "perfume-y" perfumes. I attribute it to family members...
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    Re: Which scent would you wear if...

    a dinner? 4711 Acqua Colonia Royal Riesling
    movies? Chanel Cristalle
    a concert either Cuir de Lancome or Balmain Ambre Gris
    a café? Balenciaga Cristobal
    a holiday in the sun? Estee Lauder Bronze...
  64. Re: Before the "perfume hobby," did you have a signature scent?

    Cool Water Woman in high school/early university, it was the '90s, I was a swimmer, I'm a Pisces...I felt like it was SO me at the time. Wore it to death (I retroactively apologize to anyone I was...
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    Re: Today I Bought... October '09 Puchases!

    Vent Vert parfum and a partially used bottle of Boucheron Jaipur from ebay
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    Re: you are embarrassed that you like.......

    I have no shame either and I don't get offended when scents in my collection get made fun of by others. It's a free country, I'm not hurting anybody by wearing what I like (well, as long as I don't...
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    Re: Lovelier the 2nd Time Around

    Aromatics Elixir, Estee Lauder Private Collection and Norell
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    Re: Which Perfume Brands Have Expiration Dates

    My bottle of Vanille Noir du Mexique (La Maison de la Vanille) was supposed to expire last September according to the bottle, which is probably why they were selling them for $10 at Sephora when I...
  69. Re: If you had $250 to spend on fragrance at Bergdorf's NYC...

    ONLY $250 ;)?!

    I'd get Mitsouko edp, DK Chaos and a Chanel No 5 bath soap
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    Re: Good-bye FENDI Parfums

    It really is a shame :(, I love all their classic fragrances for women and I even liked Palazzo. Fortunately, I have enough of the original Fendi for women and Theorema to last me until I go off to...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving...Canada!

    Sorry to get off-topic on Thanksgiving, but while we're discussing shopping, I thought I'd post this link here:

    http://www.murale.ca/en-ca/home.aspx

    I got a chance to visit this store the other...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving...Canada!

    Yes, I believe they do. I haven't been to visit in awhile but the last time I was there (about a year or so ago), they were carrying all of the Exclusifs to date.
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving...Canada!

    I second these recommendations :), I love Andrew's, I find it's more manageable than Holt Renfrew and I prefer browsing in their fragrance department. Although, I've had really good service at the...
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    Re: Oscar de la Renta's Volupte

    I love this one! I bought blind for a song a couple of years ago having remembered being drawn to the ads in the early '90s and I've enjoyed it ever since. I seem to really reach for it on snowy,...
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    Re: Happy Thanksgiving...Canada!

    Happy Thanksgiving! :)
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    Re: Spotted at TJMaxx

    At the Canadian version (Winners):

    Cuir de Lancome (TO BN-ers: there were 5 of them left after I bought mine yesterday, at the Yorkville location)
    DSquared: He-Wood & She-Wood
    Estee Lauder...
  77. Re: Have you ever noticed any perfumes used in tv/movies?

    Julia Louis-Dreyfuss guest-starred in a few episodes of Arrested Development and there's a nice shot of her character's bath/powder room in one scene in which she's got a couple of Annick Goutal...
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    Re: Cuir de Lancome - please tell me more

    Just bought this blind today at Winners (Canadian version of TJ Maxx). Based on what I'd read about it, I'd guessed it would be up my alley but now I'm absolutely in love. One of my best blind buys...
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    Re: How many of you've got ripped-off on Ebay

    Been lucky so far, so of course now that I've said that something's bound to go wrong. That Chance bottle cracks me up, I love how they made no effort to make it look authentic since it's pretty much...
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    Re: Coty classic perfumes

    I recently acquired a set of vintage Coty minis with Emeraude and L'Aimant from around the early '80s and I'm really enjoying testing these versions. The L'Aimant I remember from when I was a litle...
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    Re: Vintage perfume question

    Yep, my advice is basically the same as what others have said. I know for myself that most of my vintage finds come from ebay and it's always a risk, no matter how *good* the juice seems to look from...
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    Re: What are your most nostalgic scents and why?

    Cool Water Woman, Chanel Coco Mademoiselle & Allure, and Clinique Happy were all either worn by myself or girlfriends from university. Can't help but smile and laugh whenever I smell any of those...
  83. Re: Did anybody try Elizabeth Arden's Green Tea Exotic this year?

    Oooh, do report back! I wanted to try this too and couldn't find it either.
  84. Thread: Comfort scent

    by Anna_P
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    Re: Comfort scent

    When I'm sick, Le Couvent des Minimes Lavender & Acacia edt (and the usual chicken soup, chamomile tea with lemon and honey, etc...) somehow soothes my sinus headaches. I love it of course anytime,...
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    Re: Today I Bought... October '09 Puchases!

    Nothing yet, although I'm very tempted to use the free shipping coupon on scented monkey. Their shipping to Canada otherwise is expensive, so the great deals don't seem so great when you factor that...
  86. Thread: Jean Desses

    by Anna_P
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    Re: Jean Desses

    I've never sampled them, but have always been curious myself as I see bottles of Celui popping up on ebay from time to time. According to Perfume Intelligence, Celui is a "feminine leather chypre...
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    Re: Favourite Inexpensive/ Drugstore Perfumes

    Jovan Musk
    Tabu
    L'Aromarine: Flowers, Vetyver
    Coty: Vanilla Fields, Vanilla Musk
    Revlon: Charlie
    Norell: Norell
    Houbigant: Chantilly (vintage) and Demi-Jour

    Coty's Sand & Sable and Lady...
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    Re: Need some SPICE!

    I second the Fendi Theorema
    Also: Burberry Brit Red, Elizabeth Arden Spiced Green Tea, Schiaparelli Shocking (vintage), Estee Lauder Youth Dew Amber Nude, Givenchy Organza Indecence
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    Re: L'aromarine how is it    ???

    I'm a fan, I enjoy both the Flowers and Vetyver, can be had for great prices in the clearance section of Beautyhabit. I got mine for $11 on b-glowing, but I don't think they carry it anymore.
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    Re: Who's your favourite designer?

    Behnaz Sarafpour
    Proenza Schouler
    Michael Kors
    Carolina Herrera
    Ralph Rucci
    Marchesa
    Vintage: Emilio Pucci, Balmain and Balenciaga
    and I worship at the altar of Edith Head, my favourites...
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    Re: Fall and Holiday Fragrances Choices.

    Fall:
    Emmanuel Ungaro: Diva
    Fendi: Theorema

    Halloween & Thanksgiving (since in Canada we have both in October)
    B&BW Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin
    I'm thinking of dressing up as Mia Wallace from Pulp...
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    Re: Favorite small-business perfumers?

    Really? That surprises me because from the descriptions, they sound like they would be very fruity and sweet, which I don't mind once in awhile. And for the price, they seem like fun scents to try...
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    Re: Favorite small-business perfumers?

    I've always been curious about Theme Fragrance, ever since seeing their shop on Etsy:

    http://www.themefragrance.com/
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    Re: Secret Shame: the teenaged years

    Re: Discontinued Love's Scents

    Thought I'd post this here since there seems to be quite a few who are interested in sniffing these again, I found a seller who has a quite a few in stock (a few...
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    Re: Through with niche mania, anyone?

    I'm always game for trying anything, niche or not, as I'll never know if I like it if I don't try it! Like ubu said, I try to keep an open mind and consider myself an equal opportunity fragrance...
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    Re: Secret Shame: the teenaged years

    The Body Shop Ananya and Cool Water Woman. The hallways of high school also reeked of Polo Sport, Versace Red Jeans, EA Sunflowers and the ubiquitous CK One.
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    Re: What is FdB "Soin de Parfum"?

    Ah, thanks for the info! :)
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    Re: What is FdB "Soin de Parfum"?

    I've also been curious myself since the soin de parfum bottles are always priced cheaper too. I'm looking to buy a bottle as well and fragrancenet has the EDP for $64 and the SdP is $59. Maybe the...
  99. Thread: Stinky Stores

    by Anna_P
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    Re: Stinky Stores

    Yikes! And yes, I agree, the idea of the scent and whatever else they're doing doesn't bother me per se, but overall it's just much too much. I haven't been out of the target demographic for A&F and...
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    Re: Vintage Tabac Blond: HOLY SMOKES!

    Indeed, and I'd love to know who's bidding/won and if they could be persuaded to offer samples *lol*. Seriously, if they're buying for the juice, that's a majorly expensive risk. My absolute maximum...
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