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    Brands with refillable bottles

    Today I enjoyed transferring Angel Muse edp from the large rather clumsy bottle to two smaller "cosmic pebbles," 50 ml and 30 ml, much easier to handle. I love being able to refill the Mugler...
  2. Re: Bored, so I'm going to wear my wardrobe in alphabetical order

    If the 29 bottle count is still in effect, that will cover roughly one month. As hednic says, should be easy. Go for it, Trilby Lark!
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    Re: Creed leaked oil

    Most welcome. I hope it's useful information. Of course I haven't seen it. I'm only going by your description. But if the seal around the neck of the bottle is not airtight, the perfume could be...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Is that Chanel? Lucky you, N.CAL. I've always wondered what it smells like. How would you describe it?
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    Re: Creed leaked oil

    Sometimes if the seal is not tight some perfume can seep out of the top and when the alcohol evaporates a sticky residue of the perfume oils can remain stuck to the nozzle or bottle. That residue can...
  6. Re: Which ONE Fragrance scares CoronaVirus to death ? Choose ONE!

    I hope it's Angel Muse because that's what I've been wearing.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    They look very nice. How do you like it?
  8. Re: Your current favorite bottle design in your collection?

    That Insurrection bottle is quite unusual. To my eye it has a sort of Art Deco vibe and I really like it.


    My fave is this particular Angel iteration, Iced Star.

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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thank you, CapriDog. I liked your Lancôme display too. We don’t have access to most of those here. Nice to see them all lined up.

    I just caught up with this thread and was blown away by the...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Chiming in from personal experience, the vintage is perfectly gender-neutral. Not so sure about the current product because although it starts out drier like the vintage, the drydown can be somewhat...
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    Re: Whats your go to signature scent?

    Lately I would have to say Angel Muse. There are other perfumes I objectively like just as well but there is something undeniably “me” about Angel Muse.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I love it when they have documentation from the era inside. Congrats!
  13. Re: Current fragrances you find the most calming and relaxing?

    Those three sound like they would blend very well together.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Oh, my—with papers yet! How wonderful is that! I wonder if "Conditionneuse No 15" is still around today and if the bottle can be dated by the number. Enjoy, Earlyn, and please share your impressions.
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    Vetiver for me too but not too strong. Lately I've been turning to Angel Muse a lot, which has that calming, soothing effect. A good part of it is the very subtle vetiver note, sort of blended in. It...
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    I hope your plan comes true, ChuckW!

    My investment in watches is I like to rescue those vintage tiny ladies' watches that nobody wants and get them tuned up and wear them. I think they're...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel Allure parfum, because I jusr got it and—why wait?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th March, 2020

    Yup!—on both counts! :) Don't feel bad about not using it as sanitizer. If you did it would not be possible to keep people at a safe distance!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th March, 2020

    Text moved.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th March, 2020

    I can’t see the back of the box but an additional advantage to vintage Dior cologne is it should say 90% (alcohol) on the back. I just checked my similar bottle of Diorissimo. Very timely!

    Thank...
  21. Re: Unsolicited Words Of Corona-Precautions [emoji4]

    Thanks for the good advice, Marabd75. I did receive a package with perfume yesterday and washed the (cellophane-sealed) perfume box with soap and water and threw away the outer packaging, including...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2020

    Thank you, N.CAL!
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    This is a treatment option that looks good to me:

    "New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C"
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  24. Re: 1800s Colognes: Guerlain, Roger & Gallet

    Very nice choices. I like Impériale too. It and Eau du Coq have been in my "permanent collection" since I started wearing perfume. I also like Cologne du Parfumeur. As for Impériale, no home should...
  25. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Welcome back, JohnPal!
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    Re: Today I bought March 2020

    Thank you, caz!
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    Re: Today I bought March 2020

    Happy Birthday, ExtremeK!

    Congrats, everyone, on the breathtaking acquisitions!

    Just arrived, Chanel Allure parfum. A nice treat for the housebound!

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Ambre Muse again. There's just something very reassuring about it in these uncertain times.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Fun project! It’s pretty impressive that your six-year-old can differentiate among four scents that are nominally the same. Bravo!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I don’t recognize the mark offhand but I think you’re right that it’s the bottle manufacturer’s mark.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Yes, I’d be interested to know if it says Montréal. Candiac is a suburb of Montréal.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st March, 2020

    Happy International Fragrance Day and best wishes to all! I am wearing Chanel Allure edp on a beautiful if still somewhat wintry spring day!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Thanks for the photo at a different angle. Definitely looks intact. There is a Chanel installation in Candiac, Québec. I believe it’s the distribution center for Canada. I don’t know how many decades...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Nice. What is the fragrance like? I'm not familiar with Musketeer. Those old Lenthéric perfumes were not expensive but very good quality. The two I remember liking were Red Lilac, a true lilac scent,...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Very nice! That juice should be wonderful. To my knowledge the parfum concentration was regularly made in France. The way the cord on the bottle in the last photo is affixed makes it look like it may...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    The Piscataway plant has been there for many decades. I believe they still do make products there, especially cosmetics and body products, but I’m not really up to date on it. Not sure about the...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Allure edp—picked up the correct bottle.
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    Around where I live it’s possible to go for walks avoiding main arteries and not crossing the paths of other people—or it was. Apparently I was not the only person to think of this because yesterday...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    I remember reading such an article years ago with Polge saying that his main job was to keep No 5 smelling like No 5. Not an easy job either!

    For many years the No 5 sold in the US other than the...
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    Finally, Angel finds its true destiny!

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    ”Male Fragrance Discussion” refers to the perfumes as marketed to men, not the participants. As PStoller says, everyone welcome! May you enjoy your time here, Shevvaa!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Well, I went to reach for Allure edp and grabbed Angel Muse instead. Before I could react my hand sprayed me with several sprays—the Allure amount and far more than the recommended Angel Muse amount....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Very inviting grooming array.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Back in Allure edp because I missed its floral—allure.
  45. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    I saw a news story today saying all Macy’s Inc. stores are closing for a time. That includes Bloomingdales.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Guerlain Eau du Coq, because I applaud LVMH diverting perfume production to making hand sanitizer for the French health authorities, because edc has more alcohol than edp or edt and can be applied...
  47. Re: LVMH switches perfume production to hand sanitizer

    This is a good thing to do and I hope it encourages other companies to follow suit.
  48. LVMH switches perfume production to hand sanitizer

    https://www.nytimes.com/live/2020/coronavirus-usa#the-luxury-company-lvmh-redirected-its-perfume-factories-to-make-hand-sanitizer

    Dior, Givenchy and Guerlain production redirected.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel Allure edp, because an optimistic scent is more welcome than ever in a city pretty much in lockdown.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    That makes perfect sense.
  51. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    Thanks, Chuck, for expressing this positive thought. I’ve been spooked all day and this thread calmed me down. Thanks to everyone.
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    Re: Compliment getters for a gift?

    Excellent suggestion! Definitely a very pleasant compliment-getter. I can attest to that from personal experience.
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    Re: Compliment getters for a gift?

    A very nice thought on your part and an interesting approach! One question that comes to mind that could aid in finding something appropriate: are there any particular flowers or other aromas that...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel Allure edp, because I'm finding it very alluring. This is the first concentration I have worn and and it has led to curiosity about exploring other Allure concentrations and products. A...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Very nice find and attractive packaging (and photo)! I remember being impressed with how Bel Ami smelled back then.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Right now two loves have I: Allure and Angel Muse. I sprayed on Angel Muse and it wouldn’t be surprising if some Allure were added later. Do they go together? Who cares! :)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Continuing to wear Chanel Allure edp. It smells very springlike and the weather here has been unusually springlike for this time of year. While I’m not usually a seasonal perfume wearer, I must admit...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel Allure edp, to explore its six facets. Today I found the powdery floral one.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Congrats on both wearing and finishing a bottle of 31 rue Cambon—with more to come!
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    Re: Best 'layering' background scent

    CDP is imho a beautiful and often overlooked scent!

    Mugler Cuir Impertinent makes a great subtle leather “base note” for more top-note-centric fragrances.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Glad you like it, fwv! And your comment made my day! :)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Allure edp, smells like spring flowers. I seem to smell hyacinth in it although it is not listed among the notes.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Oooh...nice!




    Thank you, caz! That must have been before the advent of niche.
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    Re: Please help me find this perfume

    Goutal Le Chevrefeuille is the first thing that came to my mind too.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Allure edp, a gift to be enjoyed!
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Thank you, N. CAL!
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Received as a gift, Chanel Allure edp. It’s lovely!

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Angel Muse, as the combination of Angel with vetiver is addictive!
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    I think both these looks are really super chic!
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    Re: How many can you name?

    The only one I readily recognize in here is Lucien Lelong Opening Night. It is the pyramidal bottle on the bottom shelf of the small table on the left.
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    Re: How many can you name?

    That is a very nice desjgn! I like the tan wood with black lacquer, or so it appears from here. Thanks for showing the coffee table. I was imagining sample vials lined up in the side ridges, for easy...
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    Re: How many can you name?

    PStoller—oh, sorry, it was your note about the coffee table. What era is the coffee table?
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    Re: How many can you name?

    Thanks, Dane. What a beautiful array! And lucky you to have a coffee table by that architect.




    Yes, PStoller, that’s it. Terrific job identifying so many!
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    Re: How many can you name?

    I also see Bellodgia.

    Dane, did the source whose dresser that is?
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    Re: worst fragrance of all time???

    At first I thought battery chicken meant fried in batter, something like KFC!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Nuit de Cellophane, a swath of white flowers on a backdrop of white snow.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Yes, I do have some My Sin extrait and very glad to be able to enjoy it from time to time.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Nice find, roro! A very lovely scent, one of my all-time favourites. That looks to be a purse atomizer format. The “boudoir” bottle was square with a square black top.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I hope your foot was not injured! Perfumes have some very insistent ways of getting one's attention!
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    Re: The Power Of A Bottle

    Really strange association: smelling Angel Muse causes an image to flash up, of myself standing in front of a pastry shop on a street in Vienna. The only thing is that trip was years before Mugler...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Angel Muse because—the vetiver note is dosed just under my ideal level, the devilish effect of which is it keeps me always coming back for more.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Congrats, BàV! I think you’ll enjoy Mon Guerlain edt. It’s a very pretty and more floral version than the edp (which is also lovely). Not familiar with the Jo Malone Zara line but it sounds well...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I really like that concept—very reassuring.

    Wearing Angel Muse because lately it’s been feeling like me.
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    Re: 1.0oz Erolfa to Canada

    They have some at fragrancebuy.ca (no affiliation), no 30 ml but a few sizes.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    It was never in doubt, CA! Replaced with a 100 ml. :D Angel Muse is in the “permanent collection.”
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Thanks, N.CAL. Angel Muse is imho one of the best Muglers.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Great!
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Congrats, everyone!



    I’d love to smell New York 1955!

    Today I replenished Angel Muse. The old 50 ml bottle is refillable but I opted for a new 100 ml because a special promotion actually...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Emptied a 50 ml bottle of Angel Muse edp.

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cuir Impertinent, serenity in scent.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Angel Muse. It’s oddly perfect.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yes, ClockworkAlice, snow can talk perfume! Snowing in the daytime here strangely evoked Nuit de Cellophane. I know it says ‘Nuit’ but it smells white to me.
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Chyprelicious! Three of the best imho.

    Update (My, the selection does evolve, doesn’t it?):

    Serge Lutens Nuit de Cellophane
    Mugler Cuir Impertinent
    Guerlain Eau du Coq
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Mugler Cuir Impertinent, just right.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    LOL! Sounds like a brilliant strategy—how did it work out?

    Wearing Shalimar Souffle de Parfum because it’s uplifting. At first I dismissed this scent but it’s turning out to be a real winner.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Eau du Coq—reset button.
  97. Re: Mugler and L’Oréal Clarins speculation

    Yes, it says “CFG” and just “Mugler.” What does that indicate? It is a tester bottle.
  98. Re: Mugler and L’Oréal Clarins speculation

    If so, that might explain why my latest bottle of Alien smelled more like White Diamonds.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Serge Lutens Nuit de Cellophane. It's springlike, and I was feeling springlike.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Angel. I don’t know why except that when Angel says “Wear me,” I obey.
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