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    Re: Oh woe is me....Chanel No'22...

    Sorry to hear that, LuciaW - migraines are not a pleasant experience under any circumstances; you have my sympathy. Have you tried wearing the fragrance somewhere less 'prominent' (such as on the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, January 24, 2012

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    Re: SOTD: Monday, January 23, 2012

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    Re: Buying samples in the UK?

    +1 for this one (international site is called First In Fragrance) - I've ordered from them, and it was one of the most pleasant online shopping experiences I've ever had. The way they packaged up my...
  5. Thread: Online Shopping

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    Re: Do you use online retailer?

    I've purchased from FragranceX, with shipping to the UK - very happy with the service I got.
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    Re: Greetings perfumistas!

    Thanks furrypine, that's a very kind offer!
    Hope you're well, cheers!
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    Re: What happened to all the samples?

    Ah, yes - good point. I'll look for somewhere that sells the atomiser vials instead. It's a great idea - thanks for suggesting it!
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    Re: What happened to all the samples?

    I think I'll try this - I may buy a stock of Travalos for this purpose...


    I suspect this may be key, most of the SAs I spoke to seemed bored and uninterested. I have purchased, but no samples...
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    Re: Greetings perfumistas!

    Thanks everyone!



    Of course, furrypine - and do not fret; I can take any criticism basenoters would like to make on my choice of fragrance, and I recognise I have a lot to learn from your good...
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    Re: Recommend a gourmand(?) perfume?

    +1 for both these. I'm wearing Praline de Santal today, and I've already had a positive comment from a colleague. Oh, and Rochas Man definitely gets my wife's approval - it most often gets worn when...
  11. Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    It's all about quality ingredients, isn't it? To apply an overused IT abbreviation; GIGO (garbage in, garbage out). Your baking sounds divine. I wish I lived nearby so I could buy some from you. You...
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    Re: Greetings perfumistas!

    Thanks dollars&scents! Sorry, it was a bit like the never-ending story, wasn't it? Brevity and sticking to the point will be strived for from here on in... ;)
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    Re: Hello, fragrance nuts!

    Truly fascinating reading, Muertita - I was inspired to order a copy of The Emperor of Scent.

    Oh, and thanks for prompting me to write my own intro too - bad form on my part to have forgotten...
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    Re: Greetings perfumistas!

    Thanks! :)
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    Re: What happened to all the samples?

    :D LOL - love it!



    Hmm... that hasn't been my experience recently... I'm obviously shopping in the wrong places!



    Agreed, it's a bit cheeky if they do indeed do that.
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    Greetings perfumistas!

    Hello everyone!

    I've realised that I've been remiss in not following forum etiquette and writing a quick introduction, after merrily posting away this week - my apologies!

    I've read Basenotes...
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    Re: What happened to all the samples?

    Very true, sad to say. Still, I'd be more prepared to come back and buy a bottle from a store where the SA was friendly, helpful and forthcoming with samples. I can't say I blame them, though...

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    Re: How can I tell a note from another?

    Great idea... I'll just have to resist the hunger pangs! :D
    I guess if you live somewhere with a botanical gardens, that might be a good place to visit too?
    Great ideas, thanks (and sorry for...
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    Re: What happened to all the samples?

    ... and they wonder why people shop online. Sorry to hear that, jeightseven. It seems like a catch 22; people shop online -> SA's don't want to give out samples as they'll lose the business to online...
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    What happened to all the samples?

    Ok, so I've been out of the loop for a few years - I used to have an interest in fragrance, but since my son was born I've had other priorities, until my interest was re-ignited last month - but...
  21. Re: What other expensive hobbies do you guys have besides collecting fragrances????

    I guess it depends on how much you spend on fragrance vs how much you spend on ingredients. I could quite easily spend more than a boutique 100ml bottle's worth on a weekend's cooking ingredients if...
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    Re: How can I tell a note from another?

    This makes sense; ordering a couple of bottles a week should be within reach of most apprentice aromistas as well, I would have thought. That's what I've started doing. It's too early to tell if I'm...
  23. Re: Female fragrance recommendation please! A step up from Anna Sui 'Sui Dreams'

    The following have been ordered from LuckyScent:

    Anne Pliska - Eau de Parfum
    Mona di Orio - Vanille -Les Nombres d’Or
    Les Nereides - Douceur de Vanille
    Serendipity 3 - Serendipitous

    ...plus...
  24. Re: Female fragrance recommendation please! A step up from Anna Sui 'Sui Dreams'

    Ok, going to order samples of both the fragrances mentioned (can't find a supplier that has both, though, of course!)...

    I've ordered 'L De Lolita Lempicka' by Lolita Lempicka from FragranceX,...
  25. Re: Female fragrance recommendation please! A step up from Anna Sui 'Sui Dreams'

    Wow, quick off the mark - thanks teardrop and dollars&scents, I'll try to obtain samples for both of those fragrances, they sound like excellent candidates! :)

    Teardrop - thanks also for the...
  26. Female fragrance recommendation please! A step up from Anna Sui 'Sui Dreams'

    Hi everyone, I'm newly registered, but have been lurking here for a little while, and I'm grateful for all the helpful advice I've already found on here - there's some incredible knowledge shared on...
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