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    Re: SOTD Sunday 16th August 2015

    Just getting back in the perfume saddle, wearing Penhaligon's Malabah today - citrussy and zingy.

    I'm sorry for your loss, Knit at Nite.

    Welcome Sandra2.
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    Poll: Re: Gift but what! Lost in perfume bottles

    Hi Straw,

    I don't personally know the scents you've suggested, I'm afraid, but I do wonder at the idea that Korres fragrances don't last much. Even the body mists I got from Korres are...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 5th June 2015

    Giving Ael-Mat by Lostmarc'h a whirl today - a very pretty Spring floral, with decent lasting power under my t-shirt. It made me think of honeysuckle at first and, later, of lilac. I wonder if it...
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    Poll: Re: Gift but what! Lost in perfume bottles

    I wonder whether one of the Korres perfumes might hit the spot? Perhaps test some and see what you think.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 27th May 2015

    Trying "Goldmund" by Dorissima, which was a lovely addition to an order: it rang the "Cinabre" bell and also the "Empress of India" bell. (It's so good when my grey matter makes connections without...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - May 2015

    An old sample of "The Smell of Weather Turning" .
    Minty, fresh, smoky whilst light, airy and fresh all at the same time.
    Pretty odd and oddly pretty - I may have to invest in a little bottle, to...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st May 2015

    "The Smell of Weather Turning" sample, dabbed - apt for the mixed weather we're having, and in hopes of things warming up!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 14th May 2015

    Good evening all, and Hello to colourshifted!

    I tried my sample of "Vanillary", which must be at least 3 years old. I thought it might be more concentrated because Lush samples don't have the best...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 13th May 2015

    I gave my solid of Pacifica "Island Vanilla" a whirl today and it has surprised me by reappearing very strongly when I was washing-up dishes earlier this evening.
    (I had applied it to my collarbone...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 11th May 2015

    Profumo di Montecatini by Borghese - a welcome burst of freshness and vigour on a day of sunshine, showers and strong breezes. (The bottle has a dribbly sprayer which is the only fly in the...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 8th May 2015

    Keep forgetting to check and Synch on Friday but, as others have intimated, I'm feeling green and went for "Midnight in Paris" VC&A to sweeten the political poison pill.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 7th May 2015

    "Just Grapefruit" by Arran Aromatics - it has real lasting power under clothing and has been a welcome pick-me-up for many hours. Impressive and restorative.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 6th May 2015

    Good day - I'm wearing Moschino's "Cheap and Chic" edt today: there's road resurfacing outside each night, the weather is cold, and Sprog has Exams starting early tomorrow, so that cheerful bottle...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3rd May 2015

    Enjoying Monotheme Black Label "Rose Oud" today, to combat the grey and drizzly weather. Warm and rosy:-)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 2nd May 2015

    "Sweet Harmony" edt by Tromborg - alas, through no fault of its own it reminds me of vanilla spray polish for furniture. Serves me right for using vanilla polish and blind buying perfume because I...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    Drop me a PM whenever you're ready, Xscent, and I'll oblige.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

    It's taken me a good part of the day but, when I tried "Modern Muse Chic" by Estee Lauder, I thought "What is this scent calling to mind?". Gradually, as the scent got into the drydown and I looked...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    I'll make a note, Xscent, to let you know - If you are in the UK, I could let you have some of each scent, if that would help you out.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    Tromborg edt "Perfume Rose" today, which is the olfactory equivalent of a photo-realistic bunch of roses fresh from the garden. I'll have to compare with the Paul Smith Rose scent when I unearth it.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

    Sotd: Rose Oud by Alexandre. J which I tinkered with for some variety! (I wasn't keen on it being so dominant and unchanging as it was.)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    Congrats on 10,000 posts, N.Cal - that's one heck of a milestone!

    I wore Eau Fraiche by Elizabeth Arden today, which is still faintly present under the additional layers I piled on to contend with...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 26th April 2015

    After such a kind welcome here, I thought I should pitch in again.

    I'm trying a sample of L'Occitane en Provence "Vanille & Narcisse" edt now, and it is sweet enough to make me think of custard...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th April 2015

    Chiming in to wish teardrop many happy returns of the day for yesterday - my sotd was coffee and walnut cake, which I made for our wedding anniversary (it is OH's favourite cake combination). To keep...
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    Re: Heather in fragrances

    I wonder if you've looked online for "Scottish Heather perfume"? There might be fragrances or toiletries that you could try readily enough.
  25. Re: Is Armani Prive ever discounted anywhere? Or... is it too well controlled for that?

    Allbeauty.com has eight of the Giorgio Armani Prive perfumes on its website: I don't know if there would be a huge saving if shipping is added on, but they appear to be available for American...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    That's very kind - I'll send a PM.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    I liked 25:43 when I tested it and it was discontinued before I did anything about it - can I throw my hat in the ring for your offer, teardrop?
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Many thanks, foustie - PMs sent;-)
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi Foustie

    I'd certainly like to try the Etro samples, if they're still available.

    cheerio, kitsch
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    Re: Shipping from the UK to the Isle of Man

    I've looked at the Royal Mail website and there is an email address for the Isle of Man Post Office HQ, which would let you double-check with them and get their advice in writing:
    Isle of Man Post...
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    Re: mystery perfume help needed

    I was just hopeful that you'd have the real name to put to this bottle! (If you had, you'd have said it originally, I'm sure, but I was just quite hopeful that you knew more!)

    It's intriguing that...
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    Re: mystery perfume help needed

    Hi Swosch,

    That's most intriguing, certainly, and a very welcome surprise too.

    It's a long shot but you might perhaps recall the name of the perfume that your mystery scent copied?

    It...
  33. Re: New Free to a Good Home (no requests please) - October 2014

    Thank you, teardrop.
  34. Re: New Free to a Good Home (no requests please) - October 2014

    Hi teardrop,

    Could I claim, please? I've been especially curious about the Slumberhouse Pear & Olive scent since it had such rave reviews.
  35. Re: New Free to a good home, no requests, 07/01/2014

    I don't know if I have the right number of posts, Teardrop, but I'm interested in the samples you list. I'll post this and see how many posts there are!
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    Re: looking for a scottish parfume

    I may be too late but this enquiry encouraged me to search on the internet and these popped up:

    http://www.pgorganics.co.uk/shop

    Patricia Gallagher "Embrace" © 2014 PG Organics by Patricia...
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    Re: another mystery perfume!

    Nice lead, 30 Roses.

    I wonder if this perfume is legitimately associated or a bit iffy?

    (Good solid glass bottle but no brand or house details at all and somewhat dodgy-looking print for the...
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    Re: another mystery perfume!

    Well, more sunlight is what we were promised but it isn't terribly bright; nevertheless, here are more photos.

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    I think you've got the makers' number, teardrop, because...
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    Re: another mystery perfume!

    We're supposed to get some sun on Sunday, aptly, so I'll try and take some brighter photos; the only trouble is, the bottle is an apple-shape so the light bounces off it in weird ways which means...
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    another mystery perfume!

    Hi everyone,

    I have another mystery bottle of perfume that I cannot identify.

    I don't think that this is old or hugely exciting but I would like to know more, if possible.

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    Re: mystery perfume help needed

    Hi gexton71,

    It would be fantastic if you knew which perfume this was; however, I really wouldn't describe this one as beachy or tropical. (I shared some with teardrop and it didn't seem beachy or...
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    Re: mystery perfume help needed

    It's fascinating to see the other bottles; thanks for sharing them, noggs.

    I'm crossing my fingers that someone here will have the exact same perfume as me, so we can learn its name and how old it...
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    Re: mystery perfume help needed

    Thanks, noggs - I wonder why this bottle is so different from the usual Courreges bottle, especially the lid?

    Intriguing.
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    Re: mystery perfume help needed

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    Thank you "lpp"; I've resized the new photo so this should work!

    The logo is reversed out of the black square, as I hope this photo shows clearly, unlike the Courreges' logo of black...
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    Re: mystery perfume help needed

    Thank you all for suggesting ideas.

    It smells like old Chanel No. 5 or Coty L'Aimant to me, even from a sniff of the nozzle, and the perfume emerges with a cold blast from whatever propellant has...
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    mystery perfume help needed

    Hello all.

    I bought a mystery bottle of unboxed perfume last year and I cannot find a thing about it so I could use some help.

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    Re: Unisex Saffron with great longevity?

    If you can find it, Korres Saffron Toning Body Mist is definitely unisex and really long-lasting. Good luck tracking it down, though.
  48. Re: What scents do you trust in extreme circumstances?

    Ooh, that's a tricky challenge, mumsy! I'd probably opt for other scents depending on the time of the year for these encounters but I'll go for these right now.

    A, C and E strike me as needing...
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    Re: The "back of the wardrobe" challenge

    "Just Grapefruit" by Arran Aromatics, which is perfect for a day of sunshine, low cloud and heavy showers.

    Such a true grapefruit scent, like the freshly cut or peeled fruit, and so uplifting and...
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    Re: smokey, peaty - any recommendations

    As you're in London, you are perfectly placed to try Angela Flanders' "Aqua Alba" and then tell if it is as scrumptious as I hope it'll be! I'm really hoping that there is a good peaty element to it....
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    Re: The "back of the wardrobe" challenge

    I unearthed "Mitsouko" parfum today, which a very kind lady gave me because it didn't hit the spot for her any more.

    I don't know whether it should have real impact and lasting power, this parfum...
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    Re: The "back of the wardrobe" challenge

    Wearing "BNTBTBB" "Superworldunknown", which I find a positive boon during cold weather but hadn't unearthed until today, thanks to this thread.

    It's so cheerful that it brightens up my day. If...
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    Re: The "back of the wardrobe" challenge

    This thread inspired me to rummage - my perfumes are genuinely buried in the depths of my wardrobe! - and I unearthed a solid Lush "American Cream" perfume. I wondered if the scent had survived but...
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    Re: Do you keep your boxes?

    I too keep perfume bottles in their original boxes, if they have boxes, and then store them in more boxes in my dark, cool wardrobe. (The additional storage boxes help with unearthing batches of...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Thanks for the kind offer, galwaygirl001 - pm done.
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Manifesto is a fragrance that's intrigued me for a while but I don't think I've posted enough to qualify. Good luck to whoever does!

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    Manifesto is a fragrance that's...
  57. Re: Lyn Harris for Marks & Spencer. Much excitement!

    I think there's an offer of 10% off online until 24th Oct, and you can get your M&S delivery sent to your nearest M&S or Simply Food store for nothing too. (Save a little towards your next purchase!)
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    Re: Island Gorse skin perfume.

    I emailed them too, just like you, suggesting the same thing! No reply either.

    Heavenly thoughts must keep them away from practical ones:-)
  59. Re: violet, violette…I've been searching for years

    That is a great resource, 30 Roses - thanks for the link.

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    Since "cacio" mentioned it above, I meant to note that the Cheap Smells website is offering Penhaligon's Violetta...
  60. Re: Any cumin lovers in the U.K.? Large sample of Rose Poivre up for grabs.

    Hi kewart,

    Your very generous sample of Rose Poivre arrived today - and I gingerly applied one spritz-ette to my left wrist. (It is cooler here today, thankfully, after weeks of unwelcome high...
  61. Re: Any cumin lovers in the U.K.? Large sample of Rose Poivre up for grabs.

    Thank you, kewart, for the offer; I'm intrigued to find out how this will behave on me now!

    PM following.
  62. Re: Any cumin lovers in the U.K.? Large sample of Rose Poivre up for grabs.

    I don't know if I love cumin outside food but I do love Rose and Pepper - are they prominent in it??

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    Ooops - showing myself up: it's probably Pink Pepper, isn't it?? (Can't...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Sorry yellow_cello,

    I'm clearly going doolally - I've got Yardley Honeysuckle so If someone else was interested in receiving that, please do feel free to ignore my request for it!

    I would...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Hello yellow_cello,

    If the Yardley frags are still available, I'm interested!
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    Re: recommended frankincense perfumes

    Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds is scrumptious - and it does list Frankincense Resinoid as an ingredient, after Patchouli Oil.

    I second the Neal's Yard No. 1 scent as one to test on her. (To...
  66. Re: Parfum Satori sample female set (Pick a number between 1 and 100)

    Ooh, this sounds great - number 65 please.

    Thanks for offering some Friday fun:-)
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    Re: Penhaligon's fragrances

    I think Cornubia is gorgeous and Lily & Spice is very good.

    I must try the new fragrances from the last year or so, although my bank balance may not thank me for it!
  68. Re: Could anyone suggest an excellent woody Oriental? (Desperate)

    Just chipping in to note that the Michael Edwards site recommendations for Azzemour are:
    Kingdom by Alexander McQueen;
    Samsara by Guerlain; and
    Tam Dao by Diptyque.

    I'm curious to know whether...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I'll PM you, teardrop, about those lovely samples. Maybe I'll be first in line?
  70. Re: Tauer's Miriam - availability in UK? Marketing concept?

    Brian Pera writes on the perfume blog "I Smell Therefore I Am", and makes films too. Under the label "Tableau de Parfums", Andy Tauer made the "Miriam" perfume to accompany Brian Pera's "Miriam"...
  71. Re: Ok... funtime... What was your teenage frag and do you still like it?

    The first fragrance I got for myself must've been "Lauren" by Ralph Lauren. It arrived as a tester vial in a holdall I'd bought, and I liked it so much that I bought another holdall just to get...
  72. Re: Fragrance similar to Very Valentino for Women?

    I don't know if these are available to you but Michael Edwards' site suggests the following for Very Valentino:

    Montana Eau Transparante by Montana;
    Premier Jour by Nina Ricci;
    Paradox Blue by...
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    Re: ! What fragrance is this Please

    I'm afraid I can't tell but I wonder whether additional photos, showing the base and the lid design clearly, might elicit a more informed response?

    Best of luck with identifying it.
  74. Re: How many frags have you actually finished a bottle of?

    Surprisingly, a bottle of Carven Vetiver (which I would also spritz on OH) and a bottle of Florame Vetiver (same deal concerning OH). I haven't finished any that I don't share. Clearly it takes Two...
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    Re: Narcissus / Daffodil / Jonquil

    It may be much more pleasant if you dilute the Jonquil. The D-I-Y threads will have useful information, I'm sure.

    I think I've read that undiluted Narcissus can cause weird hallucinatory effects...
  76. Re: Pick a number and get a Balenciaga (Game closed Thank You))

    That was fun - thanks for doing it:smiley:
  77. Re: Pick a number and get a Balenciaga

    I didn't read the hint properly so it's just as well that you allow for second-guesses!

    I'll try 1080.

    (So intriguing.)
  78. Re: Pick a number and get a Balenciaga

    Great opportunity - I love guessing games!

    1815 is my guess.

    Thanks for the chance to participate.
  79. Re: Is there a perfume for women that smells like hyacinths or sweet peas?

    Uncanny coincidence but I notice that Royal Apothic has a Hyacinth rollerball perfume oil fragrance on sale today at Anthropologie's EU website for £7.95 for 10ml, reduced from £14.00. I've...
  80. Re: A sniffer trial-a-smell thread for curious DIYers.

    hmm, I may be some time figuring out how to pm for the first time!

    I have a good few Essential oils which may interest someone: I'll have to list them after retrieving them from their safe place!
  81. Re: A sniffer trial-a-smell thread for curious DIYers.

    I am interested in the narcissus abs., Mumsy. What would I have to do?
  82. Re: Is there a perfume for women that smells like hyacinths or sweet peas?

    Yardley did a Hyacinth scent, in their Heritage Collection. I can't locate any on sale on-line at present, however, so you might need to investigate in little local chemist shops in case they have...
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    Re: Plum by Mary Greenwell

    Finally tried Mary Greenwell's "Plum" on skin today - the everlasting but pleasant paper spill test originally made me somewhat wary! - and compared with "Mon Parfum Cherie par Camille" on the other...
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    Re: Fragrances for hair?

    L'Occitane's range of hair products includes a spray-on serum and a couple of protective mists. I bought the mists simply because I liked the scents used!
    I noticed that one UK website customer's...
  85. I've tried the scent and I look forward to...

    I've tried the scent and I look forward to reading the reviews from the lucky Basenote users from next month onwards.

    I hope some Male Basenote-rs apply because I suspect it'll work very well on...
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    Re: Mary Quant Havoc?

    I've just re-experienced a scent memory of "Havoc by Mary Quant".

    I sampled "Secret Obsession" by Calvin Klein and immediately reverted to my teen years, tentatively trying my mum's Mary Quant...
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    Re: new wardrobe feature - sotd/twitter type thang

    Sorry Grant but I get this on trying to post my SOTD:

    Warning: unlink(/home/basenot2/public_html/ca/sotdside.php) [function.unlink]: No such file or directory in...
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    Re: searching for long coats!

    Given the fashion trend for the military look, an online search for Army and Navy surplus stores might turn up something with potential? For example, just a quick browse brought this site up -...
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    Re: What site for discounted Chanel?

    A quick check at cheapsmells.co.uk shows "Allure Sensuelle" in the Perfumes category, and "Egoiste" and "Chanel Pour Monsieur" in the Aftershaves category, and "Allure" deodorant in the Bath and Body...
  90. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Eternity by Calvin Klein, the one for women. Puts me in mind of the song No More Heroes by The Stranglers - "He got an ice pick that made his ears burn" - only this makes my sinuses burn, screech and...
  91. Re: Is anyone here familiar with the Spanish Perfume house Myrurgia?

    I'm only familiar with Maja, which I wore in my teens. Someone must've brought a bottle of the scent back from a trip to Spain for my mother; she didn't wear it so I "liberated" it. (I did the same...
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    Re: Buzz! by Roja Dove for The Sun

    it surprised me too - and, given the "page 3 stunnas", I thought the scent would have no top notes ...
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    Buzz! by Roja Dove for The Sun

    Will this work, especially for UK fragrance fans?

    It seems an unlikely association for me and a strange brief - is The Sun redolent of Red Carpet Glamour for everyone else?

    Are there any...
  94. Just got a 12 ml mini Empress of India - opulent,...

    Just got a 12 ml mini Empress of India - opulent, rich, just what you'd expect an Empress to wear. Gorgeous, and I'm typing slowly because I have to keep re-sniffing my wrists.
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