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    Re: SOTD Saturday 15th November 2014

    Organza Indecence for me from a decant. :(( Woe is me when this inevitably runs out.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 14 November 2014

    Parfumerie Generale's Bois Blond for me today!
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    [US + CANADA] Re: Shalimar Light / Ambre Gris

    new bottle
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    Re: SOTD Friday 7th November 2014

    Guerlain Angelique Noire for me today! Have a gorgeous fall afternoon, everyone.

    Mrnybluesman, I hope you and your daughter have a good show tonight!
  5. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    I don't know sweetheart, sensitive and fragile better describes the little hissy fit you threw over me calling Kouros sweaty ballsack than any way I responded in this thread but okay. Ok.
  6. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    I could basically use this one comment to fill out half of my 'people responding to conversations about sexism' bingo card.

    Just a few more, dude. Keep going. Tell someone they're just as bad as...
  7. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    Wait wait, you guys. Keep going, I got a lot of this filled out already. Lets see how much more we can get.
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    ...double post. erased now.
  9. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    And one last request.

    To the men who appear so keen to come here and point out the sexism they see in this conversation, who appear so keen on pointing out divisive language, I empower you to...
  10. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    Also, don't mistake a moment where women are sharing their unique experiences, frustrations or issues together as merely a 'teaching' moment for you. I didn't start this thread to 'teach' anyone a...
  11. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    It is very common when people want to finally speak up about sexism or racism, that they're blamed for being 'divisive'.

    When the truth is, threads like "Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 4th November 2014

    I'm feeling uninspired, perfume-wise. But I think I'll wear 24 Scent Story Gold this afternoon, if the weather stays chilly.

    Have a lovely day, everyone!
  13. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    lol, thanks guys for coming in at the end to give your two cents.

    *slow clap*
  14. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    I want to say that though I read every comment on this post, I definitely did not feel the need to comment back to everyone that I agreed with. If I felt there was something that needed to be said in...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Monday, 3 November, 2014

    Chanel Cuir de Russie for me this morning. Hope everyone has a beautiful day!
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    I happened to look at this mid-sip of my coffee and spluttered a little all over myself, well done.
  17. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    Yes. I recognized that myself.

    Yet, I still think it's valid to acknowledge that the satire wasn't lost on any of the women. That's important.
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    Well said! I also think that perhaps SAs come at men with "THIS IS SO MASCULINE!" because a lot of men already feel vulnerably emasculated by admitting they're interested in perfume.

    Also, it's...
  19. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    Also, I think it's a false equivalency to say that masculinity 'degrades' women the same way femininity is thought to 'degrade' men. Masculinity isn't coded as a degradation or as a negative trait....
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    I think this is true in a lot of ways, but I also think that, in this case, the men didn't notice the satire because they considered the original post on the men's section valid. And if that's true,...
  21. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    Also, I think it's interesting that while every single woman who responded here caught the satirical nature of my post, there were a good handful of men who didn't.

    I wonder why?
  22. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    oh honey, just because I can capably satirize and critique that foolishness doesn't mean I'm losing sleep over it. :)
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    woah, yes. I agree with everything you've said here, to be honest. I definitely think it's basically anachronistic to look into the ancient world for 'proof' of certain gender models. This happens...
  24. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    Actually, if you pay attention to her actual lyrics, Madonna is saying EXACTLY what I'm saying. She says "cause YOU think that being a girl is degrading." She's talking to men who think that...
  25. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    Hey, thanks for your comment! I know exactly what you're talking about when it comes to other perfume forums compared to basenotes. I myself left here for a handful of years because of my frustration...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 1st November 2014

    +2 for Bois de Iles. I had so much homework to do today, I needed a good comfort scent.
  27. Re: Women's Opinion: Most enticing/sexy fragrance on a man.

    Yes, thank you.
  28. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    My original post was satirical. By changing the gender from male to female, I was trying to highlight the absurdity of the post I linked from the men's section. Notice how it becomes more blatantly...
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    Oh please, there's no time limit on poking fun at the fragility of masculinity.
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    Oh yeah, I definitely came into this hobby being uncertain about what I was 'allowed'. I think those questions are fair, because we're definitely taught to 'gender' perfume. But then, when I asked...
  31. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    Yesterday I read a man say "I love that lipstick note in Dior Homme. You know, it's super-masculine colognes like this that I'm looking for--"

    And it just makes me ?? because I see a lot of men in...
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    Your wife is awesome. :lolk:
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    Re: Adult Gourmand

    Mure et Musc Extreme by L'Artisan?
  34. Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    Because my femininity is hella fragile, we gotta all be careful about degrading ourselves with those embarrassing men's scents. What if someone questions our womanhood? What if we're suddenly wrongly...
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    Re: No more lady traders?

    Yes. I have also swapped with many different people on basenotes regardless of gender, but sometimes I would love to find other lady swappers because I'd perhaps have more women's perfume offers. I...
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    No more lady traders?

    I used to trade on basenotes with other women all the time but it seems like there are less and less women trading here. I've had my fair share of frustrations around trading on basenotes (and...
  37. Re: Is it degrading for a man to wear a scent that smells unisex or even feminine?

    So smelling like a woman is degrading?

    Do you consider what that feels like for a woman to hear?
  38. Re: S.O.T.D. Wednesday, 22 October, 2014.

    24 Gold Scent Story for me! The sticker on the bottom says "FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY"

    ...Ok. I will try? :huh:
  39. Re: Tell me the notes that just don't work for you

    Oh yes! I love vetiver, but I definitely get a lot of green sourness from it.
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    All of this is very informative and well-said! I missed Katsumi-gate, but for what it's worth, I'm glad you're not banned any longer!
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    YES, Mocha. Thank you! Well said.

    Especially the part where we shouldn't have to deal with this kind of thing in a space that has been specifically allocated to us. Why are we reading posts like...
  42. Re: Tell me the notes that just don't work for you

    Yeaaaah, I have had little luck with any Immortelle scent. I just blow the immortelle up and it's all celery seed for hours.

    I love the Balmain anyway, though I seldom wear it because...well,...
  43. Re: Tell me the notes that just don't work for you

    People: "It smells like pancake syrup!"

    Me: "...what."
  44. Tell me the notes that just don't work for you

    For me it's immortelle. So many lovely, ambery, sunny perfumes with immortelle and it turns into celery seed on me every time.
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    Re: Which scent will you own forever

    I'm doomed to hold onto this bottle of vintage Magie Noire forever, because I don't think I'll ever stumble on another again.
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    It's true! Women totally do this.

    But notice how women want to find the right perfume to catch a husband while men come looking for perfume that's a 'panty dropper'.

    Neither is great (and both...
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    lol.
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    Oh yes! I remember that sticky! I wish it was still up because I only rarely saw these kinds of posts when it was.

    I love that it's mostly other men responding like "Women like blah-blah-blah,"...
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    I didn't actually see that thread until after I posted this, but now I'm especially horrified.

    This is the side of the basenotes forum where women should feel chill and comfortable. This is the...
  50. Re: Any suggestions for a woman's fragrance that actually smells like AMBER?

    I like Madini's Ambre oil. Cheap, a little carnal and woody. Very nice.
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    Re: How do you select your SOTD?

    Definitely mood and weather. Also where I'm headed matters (I try not to wear anything too strong when I'm in class because I know it can be off-putting to some).

    Weather never really mattered to...
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    Thank you teardrop and kumquat! I was worried I was being too harsh, so I appreciate you sharing your own feelings and commiserating!
  53. Re: Six scents every woman must own according to Cosmopolitan....

    This is such a random list!
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    I think it bothers me the most because, though there are scents I like on my husband more than others, it's generally acknowledged that basenoters (and other perfume collectors) wear perfume for...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, October 19 2014

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    I forgot I owned this!

    oop, it's Shalimar Eau Legere.
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    Women aren't monolithic

    I've been on this website off and on for 5 years and still, like clockwork, guys comes into the women's forum to ask us what women really like to smell on men.

    Blech.
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    [US + CANADA] Shalimar Light / Ambre Gris

    NEW BOTTLES: 11-9-14

    LOOKING FOR DECANTS. Would like Midnight in Paris edp.


    Shalimar eau Legere (Light) - 75 mls - the original Mathilde Laurent. 80%

    Balmain Ambre Gris edp - 75 ml -...
  58. Re: your perfect fragrance collection :)

    For me:

    Annick Goutal - Songes (need full bottle, stat!)
    Guerlain - vintage Shalimar edc
    vintage Vol de Nuit
    first edition Shalimar Light
    Lanvin - Arpege...
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    Yep. What she said.
  60. Re: Women's opinion: What the scent says about the man

    Wait, I've got three more:

    Axe Dark Temptation: Is 14.
    John Varvatos Artisan: Got it from his girlfriend who got it at Sephora right before Christmas when she was checking out holiday nail polish...
  61. Re: Women's opinion: What the scent says about the man

    Honestly?

    Aqua Di Gio: He smelled it on 12 of his other friends and thought wearing perfume was as easy as buying what everyone else wears (which is how 11 of those 12 friends picked AdG in the...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio bottles

    Bump
  63. Re: Most worn in December, 4th Quarter, 2nd Half and the year 2012

    Lots of vintage Arpege eau de Lanvin. Then Shalimar Legere and vintage Magie Noire. Then vintage Krizia Teatro la Scalla and Vol de Nuit.
  64. Re: Lady perfume traders? Anyone? *crickets*

    Yay Veroniche! I'd check out some scents of yours.
  65. Re: Lady perfume traders? Anyone? *crickets*

    I agree 100%. I have felt this way myself?

    Do you think the same reason is true, for women not trading? Even when there's no money involved and it's just a bottle for a bottle?

    I can feel...
  66. Re: Lady perfume traders? Anyone? *crickets*

    Oh yes, definitely. When I sell perfume, I prefer to do it anonymously because wheeling and dealing can feel awkward with people I consider friends.
  67. Lady perfume traders? Anyone? *crickets*

    I don't want to seem ungracious, because I have had so many excellent trades on Basenotes, but coming back to trading after a year or so away, I've noticed that there are a lot less women trading....
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    Re: Today I Bought - December 2012

    Nice, yellow-cello! I love me some Amaranthine! What a bargain.

    And Im about to click on this zomgsmells site. There goes my no-buy promise.
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    Re: Today I Bought - December 2012

    Siiiigh! I love reading about other people buying perfume. It's so dreamy and vicarious.
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    Re: SotD: Friday, 28th Dec., 2012

    The original Shalimar Eau Legere today (and last night).
  71. Trying to choose an SSS christmas prezzie for me

    First, I love everything in the SSS line, with Wood Violet and Champagne De Bois as my very favorites. My present to myself this year is a full bottle from the line and I can't decide between finally...
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    Re: Stopping evaporation--help!

    I do have a humidifier but I'm so laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy! I'll just have to buck up and use it regularly.

    Thanks Kaelee!
  73. Re: Winter/Fall cologne for freshman in High School

    I agree with Burberry London.
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    Stopping evaporation--help!

    Since moving back to New England, I've noticed that some of my bottles are starting to evaporate. Ack! One decant (my Montale Attar) disappeared in 3 months, and now the evaporation is trying to take...
  75. Re: Soft, fresh-cut dewy rose / rose jam

    I used to find Velvet Rose from Sonoma Scent Studio to be pretty fresh and a bit jammy.
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    Re: SotD Saturday, 22 December 2012

    Today I wore the last little drops of my Caron Nuit de Noel. Sigh! I meant to save them until I can scrounge up another bottle, but it's that time of year and I can't help myself!

    Will need to go...
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    Sonoma Scent Studio bottles

    Looking for Sonoma Scent Studio, any bottles except for her musk scents (Sienna or Egyptian) or Femme Jolie.

    Would like to trade with anything on my swaplist, primarily Penhaligon's Amaranthine....
  78. PG's Sandaraque, Lostmarch's Lann-Ael, L'Artisan's Bois Farine

    I love love love Sandaraque and was wondering how these other two cereal scents compare. Anyone have any general insights/comparisons? I'd love to hear them!
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    Re: Damn! I spilled it!

    -I fumbled my little extrait bottle of precious Arpege three days ago, doused my arm. I was trying to dab lightly too!

    -previously, I fumbled my bottle of vintage Cabochard bath oil and spilt half...
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    Re: Your top 10.....

    Top Ten of all time

    1.) vintage Shalimar cologne
    2.) Parfums de Nicolai Sacrebleu
    3.) vintage Emeraude pdt
    4.) Dior's Dior-Dior
    5.) Pierre Cardin's Cardin
    6.) vintage Rochas Femme
    7.)...
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    Re: Eau de Cologne Femme - Rochas

    How large is your bottle?

    Maybe you could try to ebay it for $50-$65? It's hard, because I saw such a wide variety of prices when looking for my bottle.
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    Re: Eau de Cologne Femme - Rochas

    Oh thank goodness! I already have a bottle of the Cresp version and didn't want ANOTHER.

    And I agree. I sort of love the way that he reinterpreted the bodily, intimate notes of the original Femme...
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    Re: Eau de Cologne Femme - Rochas

    I was just about to post on this! I recently bought this bottle: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280665145766&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT#ht_2731wt_808 and now I'm worried it might...
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    Original Armani scent (Femme) 1982

    Can anyone give me an idea of what this one is like? I think there is only one review on basenotes!

    Is it really very dry? Is it animalic like Paloma Picasso? Is it intensely perfumey like Niki de...
  85. Eau de Lanvin? Is it an edt, edp, or cologne?

    Lanvin released Arpege and My Sin (and probably other fragrances) as 'eau de lanvin's. Does anyone know what Eau de Lanvin stands for, an edt, edp, cologne?
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 20 April 2011

    Coty Les Muses today!
  87. Re: Vintage Magie Noire issues and questions

    Jacona, I agree! I collect vintage Tabu because of that better-with-age phenomenon. Some of my vintage Tabu has a lovely liquorish-leathery note now, that I find so gorgeous!

    I think though, that...
  88. Re: Vintage Magie Noire issues and questions

    Hi teardrop! Thanks for responding. It was one of these bottles:...
  89. Re: Floral female fragrances are usually not sexy

    Cool story, bro.
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    Re: Diorella lover, anyone?

    Oh gosh, I love old Dior. I think the modern Diorella is pretty good, but the vintage is smokier to my nose.

    I love Dior Dior in the same way. It's the floral (narcissus) version of Diorella, or...
  91. Vintage Magie Noire issues and questions

    I am a vintage Magie Noire fanatic, I can't get enough.

    Recently, I tried purchasing one of the pre-reformulation edt bottles (in the black plastic flask-style) from parfum1 and when it came, it...
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    Re: Today I Bought - March 2011

    I've had such amazing luck antiquing lately! I grabbed a My Sin Eau de Lanvin metal 50 ml bottle still in its box, perfect condition. And then I took a drive to an antique mall I've never visited...
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    Re: Mitsouko EDC questions?

    GelbeDomino that sounds gorgeous! That's basically exactly what I'd want in a bottle of edc. Excellent!

    knit_at_nite I love those donut shaped Guerlain bottles! I mean, so many of their older...
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    Mitsouko EDC questions?

    I just was looking to buy a pre-reformulation bottle of Mitsouko, but of course trying to navigate through the information about which toilette vintages are the best and why was trying. So I ended up...
  95. Re: Heartbreaking Spills and Great Losses

    Lessa, oh no! Will you be able to wear it ever again? I spilled a tester bottle of Cartier Panthere in my purse once and now cannot stand the scent of it. I even ended up throwing the purse away,...
  96. Heartbreaking Spills and Great Losses

    This morning I went to dab on a tiny drop of vintage Cabochard bath oil and spilled almost all of what I had left on my dresser. I could cry!

    What are your greatest spills, losses? Commiserate!
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    Re: Gorilla Perfume Samples Arrived!

    I loved the Imogen Rose! But it seems to only be sold on the UK website. Can it be purchased in any way if I live in the states? I have no idea.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Womanity

    I love the smell of Womanity! But strangely, I think I'd prefer to eat something that smelled like it than wear it as a perfume. That said, I couldn't take my nose off my arm while I had it on! Mmmm.
  99. Syrian Rose oil? (also! Musk Deer soap!)

    My brother-in-law was in Syria for a few months and brought back some lovely smellies! First, two little roll-on bottles of what the vendors in the souk called "Damascus Rose". I know that most...
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    Regina Harris dupe?

    I've been awol for a bit, but now I come asking for advice from you ladies (and gents).

    I've fallen in love with Regina Harris's Frankincense-Myrrh-Rose Maroc. It's just so soft and wearable, yet...
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