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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Sorry, as said before the initial sparkling notes are not heightened but toned down, so the overall impression IS different.

    I didn't like it too much at first sniff, but tried it again yesterday...
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Smelled the new bottle today: right away I noticed that the sparkling lemony notes at the beginning are almost gone... It's still a nice perfume but it has lost some of its charm IMO. I agree with...
  3. Thread: Dioressence

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    Re: Dioressence

    That´s my thought too... I'd rather play it safe so I won't buy it.
    Hard to find a vintage from the 90´s though, the blue and white box is what I'm after, just like many other perfumistas...
    Many...
  4. Thread: Dioressence

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    Re: Dioressence

    Hello everyone,
    I've got a question: how good is a 2004 bottle of Dioressence? Is it worth it or was it already disfigured at that time? I can't smell it first unfortunately.
    I have to make a...
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    Re: SOTD 14th May 2013, TUESDAY

    Good evening everyone,
    Wearing Coco Edp

    20780
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    Re: New Hermes eau de colognes launch

    Eau de Narcisse Bleu is just lo-ve-ly: both fresh and kind of powdery, classy, in short JC Ellena at his best IMO, but I'm less enthusiastic about the other, the mandarine ambrée, nothing special...
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday May 11, 2013

    Hello everyone,
    Heure Exquise edp

    Definitely my favorite scent.
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    Re: Top 3 unisex fragrances

    Sycomore
    Coromandel
    Jicky
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, May 8th 2013

    Chanel 19 edt

    Have a good day everyone
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    Re: An example of "perfectly built" perfume?

    Habit Rouge edt
    Coromandel
    Shalimar vintage (90's) edt
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    I is for Insolence by Guerlain
  12. Re: Help, please: Jicky edc 1936, fake or not ?

    Thanks for sharing your impressions.
    Now I'm just wondering if I should post something so that the people who want a decant know that it's probably a fake, like "how come the juice is bright green...
  13. Re: Help, please: Jicky edc 1936, fake or not ?

    True, such an old juice should be darker.
    Thanks Donna.
    I'm definitely not buying a decant but there are apparently a great number of people who will, according to what I've seen... How naive can...
  14. Help, please: Jicky edc 1936, fake or not ?

    Hello,
    I've found someone (via a well-known French website) who offers to decant Jicky edc, a 1936 batch, the picture of the 500ml bottle is included.
    I think it's fake but I'm not sure: this type...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2013

    Coco and Coromandel - Chanel month !
  16. Re: Your favorite sexiest male scent for the summer.

    +1 Eau Sauvage
    Habit rouge edt
    Sables
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    Re: Comparison of Coco Formulations

    The edt is nice but the "real" Coco IMO is to be found in the edp concentration.
    I remember hesitating between the edt and the edp, finally got the edp, and I do not regret my choice.
  18. Thread: Coco Chanel

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    Re: Coco Chanel

    Thanks ! :beer:

    I said that it was the end of the story, I was wrong, it may actually be the beginning of a new love story :2vrolijk_08:
  19. Thread: Coco Chanel

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    Re: Coco Chanel

    End of the story: I bought the edp this morning and am quite happy with my choice : it has the depth that seems to lack in the edt and is long-lasting and not overpowering IMO. It definitely has the...
  20. Thread: Coco Chanel

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    Re: Coco Chanel

    Thanks for your input, Evangeline. I may go for the edp just for the 'sillage'; fed up with fleeting perfumes...
  21. Thread: Coco Chanel

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    Re: Coco Chanel

    Thanks, Donna, but I really don't like body creams, I never apply any. I still have a few days to make a decision about edp or edt, we'll see.
  22. Re: Most worn in March and the First Quarter of 2013

    Heure Exquise edp
    Chanel 19 edt
    Bois des Iles edt

    My favourite so far for the beginning of 2013 being Heure Exquise edp
  23. Thread: Coco Chanel

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    Re: Coco Chanel

    Ok, this is the problem: I like the edt but it doesn't seem very long-lasting whereas the edp seems better in that respect but the scent is a tad too strong, so I can't choose... The edt seems more...
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    Re: Sotd- Sunday, March 31st

    Wearing Chanel 5 edt vintage from the 80's : just GREAT
    A special perfume for a very special day: it's my son's 6th birthday

    Happy Easter / Joyeuses Pâques !
    Have a lovely day : )
  25. Re: Which scents/perfume that trigger your memory?

    "I am celebrating my 10th anniversary of my 32nd Birthday..._):2vrolijk_08: "

    Happy 32 + 10 birthday :beer: AromaOfTacoma !

    For me, it's Shalimar in edt which was my very first...
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    Re: SotD: Friday, 8th March 2013

    Started with Bois des Îles earlier today, and finishing this day with my new fix, Coromandel - I think I'm in love
  27. Re: Bois des Îles has very poor tenacity: tips to improve it ?

    Yes, iivanita, AT LEAST 6 sprays; in less than a week, I've used 2cm of perfume (75ml bottle format); at that rate I'm done with it in a matter of a few weeks.
    Longevity seemed better today,...
  28. Re: Bois des Îles has very poor tenacity: tips to improve it ?

    Thanks for the tip, gmstrack, I'm trying the cotton ball today.
    I put Sycomore (sample) on my jacket 2 days ago, and I still get whiffs of it today, that's quite aggravating when I compare it to...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    B is for Bal à Versailles by Dior
  30. Re: Bois des Îles has very poor tenacity: tips to improve it ?

    I agree with you, Sycomore smells just great and is long-lasting.
  31. Re: Bois des Îles has very poor tenacity: tips to improve it ?

    I've tried skin and clothes, on skin it's even worse, it disappears even more quickly than any other light perfumes that I own.
    Frankly I don't think I'm anosmic to any of the components, I may just...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 7th March 2013

    Hello everyone !

    Wearing Coromandel (a sample which I'm fully enjoying)

    Bonne journée : )
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    Re: Your favorite powdery scent?

    HEURE EXQUISE in edp is definitely my number 1 powdery scent, number 2 is Chanel 19 in edt
  34. Re: Bois des Îles has very poor tenacity: tips to improve it ?

    Olfactory fatigue, I had never heard of that before ! You may be right, who knows. Anyway I agree it's better to ask about other people's perception before swapping it.
    To me Bois des Iles feels...
  35. Re: Bois des Îles has very poor tenacity: tips to improve it ?

    I asked my husband, not hours later but less than an hour: we were together in the car and he said he couldn't smell anything... Sigh
  36. Bois des Îles has very poor tenacity: tips to improve it ?

    I bought Bois des Îles in edt last week; I had a sample which smelt lovely but seemed very fleeting... Stubborn as I am, I decided to buy it anyway and have found myself very disappointed over the...
  37. Re: Which perfumes have great scent but poor longevity/sillage?

    The niche houses probably don't use too many phtalates (synthetic fixatives) which are btw very toxic ...
    I'd rather have a weaker fragrance if it means my health is less at risk.
    Some will object...
  38. Re: Looking for suggestions on Galbanum scents at affodable price. Thanks!

    Silences by Jacomo, if you manage to find a tester.
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    Re: Coco Noir de Chanel

    Smells very much like Coco Mademoiselle, only stronger, sweeter : although I think Coco M is okay, I really don't like this one.

    My husband's comment: it smells like baby's shampoo.

    And, it's...
  40. Thread: Coco Noir

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    Re: Coco Noir

    Smells very much like Coco Mademoiselle, only stronger, sweeter : although I think Coco M is okay, I really don't like this one.

    My husband's comment: it smells like baby's shampoo.

    And, it's...
  41. Re: Think ST TROPEZ - France, which fragrance comes into your mind ?

    Something that smells like glamour and money: Chanel 5
  42. Re: Fragrances that you will continually replace/never be without

    Chanel 19 in eau de toilette
    L'Heure Bleue in edp
    Chanel 5 in edt
    Shalimar, BUT only the pre-LVMH wonder.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    F is for Filles en aiguilles by Lutens
  44. Re: Chamade - a lovely Guerlain in the classic french style

    I thought somebody would say: just hold on to your bottle of ALO !
    Glad nobody hasn't because I'm fed up with people raving about this fragrance.
  45. Re: Chamade - a lovely Guerlain in the classic french style

    My ALO dates back to October 2010 so maybe not worth keeping; it has always seemed to me that this fragrance was overrated anyway.
    I really should buy Turin and Sanchez's latest book, I don't agree...
  46. Re: Chamade - a lovely Guerlain in the classic french style

    I'm offered a swap between my Après l'Ondée, 25ml left, and Chamade in edt, same amount of perfume.
    I'm hesitating because I haven't smelt Chamade in a while, I remember liking it then though.
    Luca...
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    Re: Has anyone tried the post 2010 Bois des Iles?

    Real sandalwood smells deeper, not the same as the synthetic thing in my opinion...
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    Re: Has anyone tried the post 2010 Bois des Iles?

    Thanks for your answer, gandhajala.
    I'm planning on getting the 75ml bottle, 110 euros or so, can't afford spending more !

    I forgot to ask: what about real sandalwood replaced by synthetics ?...
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    Re: The Best (Your Favorite) Perfume Names

    I notice that most of the fragrances chosen so far have French names : )

    Okay, some more French then:
    L'Heure Bleue
    L'Ombre dans l'eau
    Séville à l'aube
    Jardins de Bagatelle
    Songes
    L'Ame...
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    Re: Has anyone tried the post 2010 Bois des Iles?

    Question for anyone who has the current edt: what about longevity and projection/ "sillage" ?

    I have to make a decision whether I get it or not based on a sample I had a few months ago; the thing...
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    Re: SotD Friday 10th August 2012

    L'Heure Bleue straight from the 30's ! WOW, you sure know how to treat yourself, ladymurasaki
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    Re: SotD Friday 10th August 2012

    Bonjour !

    I'm wearing L'Heure Bleue in edp - a 2007 batch in the black and gold box, I got it yesterday and find myself quite happy with it !:2vrolijk_08:

    Bonne journée ! / have a good day !
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    I is for Idylle by Guerlain
  54. Re: Need a suggestion of a Plumeria/Frangipani based scent....

    Go for Songes in edp by Annick Goutal
    Songes has some jasmine too.
  55. Thread: Vintage finds

    by Astrud
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    Re: Vintage finds

    L'Heure Bleue pure parfum from the 60's - can anybody see I'm drooling ??!...
    Lucky you - well done, great finds !

    What does l'HB smell like ? And Shalimar ? Pleaaaaaase, give us your impressions...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    F is for Fleurs de Rocaille by Caron
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    C is for Chant d'Arômes by Guerlain
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    U is for Ultraviolet by Paco Rabanne
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    M is for Manoumalia by LesNez
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 29th July 2012

    Hello,

    Wearing L'Heure Bleue in edp.

    Good day to you all
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    Re: Has anyone tried the post 2010 Bois des Iles?

    I've read that Chanel is now using synthetics to replace real sandalwood which has become too expensive... I wanted to get it for my birthday, but like classics lover, I'm wondering if the actual...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    O is for Odalisque by Parfums de Nicolaï
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    Re: SotD, Friday 27th June 2012

    I'm wearing Habit Rouge today.
    I've borrowed it from my dad who is visiting.
    I've got the edt on one arm and the edp on the other arm - love them both !

    Enjoy the opening ceremony, ladymurasaki !
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    A is for Aromatics Elixir by Clinique
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th July 2012

    A very hot summer day ahead... I'm wearing Songes in edp.
    A good day to everyone !
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    W is for Week-end à Deauville by Parfums de Nicolaï
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    J is for Je Reviens by Worth
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    C is for Chamade by Guerlain
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    S is for Shem-el-Nessim by Grossmith
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    N is for Not a Perfume by Juliette has a Gun
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    I is for Iris de nuit by Heeley
  72. Re: original/cool/strange & downright weird perfume names

    Etat Libre d'Orange gave the weirdest names to some of its fragrances:

    -Charogne (corpse or dead animal in putrefaction)
    Great, if someone asks you what your perfume is, you answer that you smell...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    D is for Detchema by Révillon
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    D is for Diva by Ungaro
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    Re: Is the L'Heure Bleue in the old gold box ok?

    True for the pure parfum, Gandhajala, but for the EdP and edt the gold and black box seems the way to go because it's pre-2009 therefore pre-reformulation era; that's my guess but I could be...
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    Re: Is the L'Heure Bleue in the old gold box ok?

    True for the pure parfum, Gandhajala, but for the EdP and edt the gold and black box seems the way to go because it's pre-2009 therefore pre-reformulation era; that's my guess but I could be...
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    Re: Is the L'Heure Bleue in the old gold box ok?

    Yes, we should definitely do that.
    As regards L'Heure Bleue the last reformulation took place around 2009, am I right ?
    I find the actual edt (gold box) quite disappointing... I don't want to buy...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    E is for En Avion by Caron
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    Re: New Artisan parfumeur - Séville à l'aube

    105 € for a 100 ml bottle... Ouch
    It's more expensive than the other AP fragrances for the same countenance, if I'm not mistaken; besides most (if not all) of the AP fragrances exist in the 50ml...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    T is for Thé pour un été by l'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    M is for Mandragore by Annick Goutal
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    G is for Géranium pour Monsieur by Edition de Parfums Frédéric Malle
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    A is for Après l'Ondée by Guerlain

    - - - Updated - - -

    A is for Après l'Ondée by Guerlain
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    Re: The actual popularity of fragrances

    In France, body odor IS a frag for some guys.
    Sorry, just kidding.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    N is for Nu by YSL
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    Re: SotD Friday, 6 July 2012

    Hello everyone,

    Wearing Songes in edp, 2 days in a row !
    Great perfume for a VERY special day: I'm buying a house this afternoon (and moving in tomorrow) !!!

    A good day to you all
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    D is for Divine by Divine
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    Re: New Artisan parfumeur - Séville à l'aube

    Séville à l'aube will be released at the end of July, at least in France, but other countries may have to wait until September.
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    Re: New Artisan parfumeur - Séville à l'aube

    Yes, too bad it's a limited edition.
    Enjoy it, Mon-Petit, you're one of the few wearing Séville, but I predict that by the end of July, there will be MANY !
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 5th July 2012

    Hello my perfume twin for today !
    Songes is just delightful indeed.

    This was meant for Evangeline, sorry it's posted at the wrong place, I don't know how I did that...

    Anyway, still catching...
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 5th July 2012

    Hello,
    Wearing Songes edp today; I thought the edp would be too strong but it's ok, love it !
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    Re: New Artisan parfumeur - Séville à l'aube

    I tested it on skin at the Bordeaux shop of l'AP yesterday, and I immediately fell for it. Very fine orange blossom, kind of green with some jasmine. It's an EdP, soft and delicate, but has a quite...
  93. Thread: Guerlain boxes

    by Astrud
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    Re: Guerlain boxes

    Hello,
    I've found some Guerlain edt on Ebay, the box is black and gold. Does anyone know when they changed this for the all-golden box ? I think it was around 2010 but I'm not sure. It's important...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    R is for Rose Praline by Les Parfums de Rosine
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    Re: SotD, Monday2nd July 2012

    Good morning,
    I'm wearing Olène by Diptyque but dreaming of L'Heure Bleue, my obsession of the moment
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    Re: A Tribute to L'Heure Bleue

    I'll check batch codes on the website that you mentionned, Larimar.
    Ok, Gandhajala, 2009 is safe, not many left on the market probably but it's worth trying.
    So Tania Sanchez was right, it seems,...
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    Re: A Tribute to L'Heure Bleue

    Thank you, Larimar, it seems that vintage is the way to go, if I manage to get round the EBay restrictions in France; either that or do what mr.reasonable suggested - VERY helpful tip as regard the...
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    Re: A Tribute to L'Heure Bleue

    Hello all,
    I've read A LOT of what has been written about L'Heure Bleue on Basenotes, this fragrance is so entrancing, it puzzles me.
    I've tested the edt: I like the first 10 minutes, then it...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    I is for Iris Nobile by Acqua di Parma
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    Re: Sotd: Saturday, June 30, 2012

    Hello all,
    Wearing Lys Soleia by Guerlain, well I only have a sample but I guess it counts too.
    Nice drydown but I still prefer Songes in the same category.
    Welcome CecileAmelie !
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