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  1. Re: Top 10 Women Female Scents for Woman that HATES Florals

    Oooh

    I also generally prefer non florals. These are some of my favourites:

    Eau des Merveilles (Hermes)
    Omnia (Bvlgari)
    Theorema (Fendi)
    Les Nuits d'Hadrien (Annick Goutal - also, Eau de...
  2. Ava Luxe Musks - which layer best with airy vanilla?

    Hello basenoters!

    Thanks to all the excellent suggestions here for wedding scents, I have narrowed down my list of potentials. I think I'd ideally like to wear Diptyque's Eau Duelle, in the solid...
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    Re: Suggestions for wedding scent for an old BN'er

    haha, I hadn't dared to conceive of layering FM fragrances! Although I'm not sure about PoaL... it's a fragrance I REALLY want to love (Portrait of a Lady is my favourite novel of all time) but I...
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    Re: Women under 35 and classic perfumes

    I wore No.5 as a teenager - from the age of 18 until I was 21-ish. It's funny, I would never wear it now (I'm 30) as it would feel too old.

    Obviously perfume can be worn at any age according to...
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    Re: Suggestions for wedding scent for an old BN'er

    I had never heard of this, but just looked it up on luckyscent.... Wow. That really does sound perfect.
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    Re: Suggestions for wedding scent for an old BN'er

    That sounds divine!
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    Re: Suggestions for wedding scent for an old BN'er

    These all sound really delicious!

    A couple suggestions that I've been wanting to try for ages - Orange Star and the Noir Epices, so you guys are definitely on the right track.

    I'm planning to...
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    Re: Suggestions for wedding scent for an old BN'er

    It is one of my absolute favourites! :)

    So hard to find these days, though!
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    Re: Suggestions for wedding scent for an old BN'er

    oooooh, you know what - that definitely needs to go on my list. I haven't tried it yet, but the first scent that came to my mind for the wedding was Musc Ravageur, which I've wanted for a very long...
  10. Re: What fragrance is most similar to fresh, moldy soil?

    Demeter's Snow begins with a cold note of slightly mouldy earth, it's fascinating but weird and I can't stop sniffing my arm, then it dries down somewhat boringly into a cool, pale floral.
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    Suggestions for wedding scent for an old BN'er

    Hello - I used to frequent these boards but have been absent for ages... I'm returning to ask a favour of your collective wisdom:

    I'm getting married this year and am looking to find a scent for...
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    Re: Yves saint laurent nu

    Is it just the Edp that has been discontinued?
    I got a bottle of the Edt in 'The Perfume Shop' for 12 pounds a couple of months ago.
  13. Thread: Cardamom please!

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    Re: Cardamom please!

    I second Anglomania... it has a lot of nutmeg too I think... and pepper...it doesn't agree with me though... I thought I'd love it, but it's very green and quite fresh on me... and gives me a...
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    Re: Hermes exploration help

    Hey mikeperez - no I haven't tried the parfum, but am dying to!
    - I had thought that about other ambergris scents - that they may be too animalic for me... civet and a lot of musks really don't...
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    Re: Hermes exploration help

    I absolutely adore Elixir des Merveilles- I left it at uni when I went home for Christmas because my sister hates it....I got back last night and the first thing I did was give myslef a huge spray of...
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    Re: Amber and Vanilla

    If you're looking for Vanilla and Amber together, Ava Luxe's Love's True Bluish Light may be a good one... obviously not so easy to get hold of at the moment but...it's lovely... very pale amber and...
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    Re: Your discoveries of 2007 and plans for 2008

    In 2007 I discovered the delights of Ava Luxe... I really cannot live without her Nude Musk. (also, that I actually like musks, maybe hers only...)
    I also found out that floral doesn't neccesarily...
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    Re: Happy New Year! SOTD January 1, 2008

    Happy New Year!
    Today I am feeling rather delicate... so I just have on Ava Luxe Nude Musk:)
    x
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    Re: Prada Infusion d'Iris

    My darling sister bought me a big old 100 ml bottle for Christmas... I really like it... I had tried it before and knew that I liked it, but having worn it all day I can say that I REALLY like it......
  20. Re: What did you buy "unsniffed", that you liked & what was a big mistake?

    bellarosa - I also bought lolita lempicka L blind this week...I wasn't keen on it at all at first, but am now really quite enjoying it...I think my nose has gotten used to the enormous amounts of...
  21. Re: Are you a diva in scent only or all-around glam?

    hehe, musse you made me laugh, I think pyjamas are actually my favourite items of clothing...combined with my huge fluffy grey cashmere cardigan...mmmn snuggleitious:)
  22. Re: Are you a diva in scent only or all-around glam?

    I guess I probably am a bit of a diva... I can't leave the house unless I feel "done"... I always wear make-up...but I tend to wear fairly simple clothes... layers...nicely cut stuff, natural...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 12 December

    I had stolen a few spritzes of my sister's Eclat d'Arpege this morning, but then I bought Lolita Lempicka L... so I have that on now...I bought it unsniffed, but had wanted it, and it was cheap......
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    Re: Tumulte PH at the Maxx...

    Is TJ Maxx the same as TK Maxx in England?... I assume so... I got a 50ml bottle of Lolita Lempicka L there today for 19.99... which I thought was pretty damn good:)
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    Re: Recent Compliments

    The only scents I've ever been complimented on are Ava Luxe Venus Sands ( the men seem to like this one)... and Elixir des Merveilles...which gets many compliments...except for from my sister who...
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    Re: Clueless man needs help--Le Baiser Du Dragon

    Oh, I have a question about Le Baiser du Dragon:
    In the top and middle I get this watery green smell- sort of limpid, damp and cool... I also got it in Kenzo Jungle l'Elephant... it doesn't agree...
  27. Thread: aqua allegorias

    by merle
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    Re: aqua allegorias

    I got the Pivoine Magnifica... it really is divine, I want some myself....I keep sniffing and sniffing my arm, it's so romantic!
    Ooo, and I also sniffed Prada's Infusion d'Iris, which I didn't...
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    Re: SOTD 8th December Saturday

    It's raining, raining, raining here, so I put on CDG original to make me feel all christmassy, but I just washed it off because I'm going shopping for an A.Allegoria for my little sis and I thought...
  29. Thread: aqua allegorias

    by merle
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    Re: aqua allegorias

    Is 'pivoine' peony?...if so that does sound nice. I'm going to go into town in a minute and test as many as I can...I've only smelled Orange Basilica ...I think it's called... whichI liked a lot, but...
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    Re: Most worn in November

    I haven't counted but I know I've been wearing Cashmere Mist, Elixir des Merveilles, and Omnia almost exclusively...I'm lusting for some incense, but all I have right now that fits the bill is YSL Nu...
  31. Thread: aqua allegorias

    by merle
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    aqua allegorias

    Hey, haven't posted here in AGES, nice to see the site is back up and running smoothly again!
    Right, I'm thinking of getting my littlest sister one of the aqua allegorias for Christmas as Debenhams...
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    Re: What scent was this? Help!?

    Fendi Theorema!
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    literary characters + perfume

    I thought it would be cool to think about your favourite book and give the characters a signature scent...yah blah, I'm a literature student and a geek lol...but I think about this a lot...
    Forgive...
  34. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Hey, I got my newest Ava Luxe parcel today:)...bottles of Love's True Bluish Light and Nude Musk....I bought the LTBL unsniffed because people were raving about it so much...and you weren't lying,...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 29 April

    i used up the remains of my sample of Ava Luxe Pearl Musk in parfum oil...it's very lovely but it doesn't radiate at all...stays too close to the skin for me...
  36. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Hello all...thanks to my still broken computer I missed the Ava Luxe week:(...but I did sniff and test along with everyone...so am just going to write a few words about each scent I tested if that's...
  37. Re: Any scents that once smelled wow on you, now smell not so good anymore?

    I really really loved D&G's Sicily when it first came out...then it smelled like salty sweaty beach skin...scrumptious....
    But now all I can smell is soapy soapy soap...it upsets me...
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    Re: SotD Thursday March 15

    Am wearing Omnia and Csp Matin Calin...I have to say it's a little too sickly sweet a combination...going to try and wash it off...some Anglomania may be in order...more fitting for the crisp spring...
  39. Re: Name your "comfort scent" & most "sexy scent" that you reach for the most*

    My comfort scent , oddly enough, is Omnia...it has a literally somniferous effect on me, whenever I wear it I find myself softly nodding off...anyone else experienced this?!

    For sexiness...I wear...
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    Re: gardenia or simple creamy white flowers

    Wow, thanks for all the wonderful suggestions! Can't wait to get my samples from Ava Luxe...and venture forth to test as many of the others as I can find!
    I feel like I'm opening a new chapter in my...
  41. Thread: I'm so stupid!

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    I'm so stupid!

    I've just discovered something...not being a floral lover I don't really test that many floral scents, but anyway...I've always thought it was odd that I never saw a scent that included Lady of the...
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    Re: Do your colleagues smell nice?

    I'm a university student...and generally speaking I don't smell much of anything on most people around either my college, or other uni buildings...
    Often whiffs of fruity stuff from the girls...my...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 14 March

    I was wearing CdG Burnt Sugar in the morning....but had a shower and switched to Elixir des Merveilles for the afternoon...yum yum yum, a very yummy day altogether.
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    Re: gardenia or simple creamy white flowers

    thanks for the suggestions! - Crystal Noir is already on my wishlist, but it seems to be quite hard to get hold of here...am hoping to get it reasonably cheap on the internet somewhere....
    Ahhh,...
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    gardenia or simple creamy white flowers

    Hi...have been cruelly cut off from basenotes....after just getting totally hooked! - my computer is broken...but anyway have borrowed one for today....

    I'm looking for a quite simple gardenia...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 25 January

    I'm also wearing Bulgari Omnia today...but with a little CDG parfum on my wrists too...mmmn, spicy:)
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    Re: What scent was this? Help!?

    Thanks for the replies!...I hope people will keep writing, because I don't think it is any of the above, however I now have three more perfumes on my "absolutely must must try" list lol....Tolu by...
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    What scent was this? Help!?

    O.k....this is probably a very tall order as I remember so little...but I prostrate myself at the feet of your collective wisdom...
    My best friend's father once bought her perfume back from a trip...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for January 2007)

    I got in the post today...a new 50ml bottle of Comme des Garcons parfum :)....also got CDG Burnt Sugar, which I bought unsniffed because I thought it sounded like it would smell lovely layered with...
  50. Thread: layers

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    layers

    Hey, I'm a big fan of the Comme des Garcons original parfum and 2...and I wondered if anyone had tried applying either very sparingly and layering anything on top...and what were the results?
  51. Thread: presents

    by merle
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    Re: presents

    Thanks:) I think I'mgoing to go for it...it has such a lovely bottle too which she'll appreciate!
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    Re: hello..and some help please:)

    Thanks everyone for all your help!
    I had thought of La CHasse aux Papillons actually!:)...aarrgghh, I guess I'm just worried about spending a fair amount of money ( I'm a poor student - woe is me...
  53. Thread: presents

    by merle
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    Re: presents

    Hey thanks so much!
    I'm really liking the sound of the Eclat d'Arpege for her...but is it very musky?
  54. Thread: presents

    by merle
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    presents

    Hi,
    I'm trying to buy a perfume for my sister for her 21st birthday...she and I have very different tastes in scent so I need some advice.

    She wears Cerruti 1881 pour femme,

    What does anyone...
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    Re: hello..and some help please:)

    Ok..I've had two ideas...
    1. Delices de Cartier
    2. Narciso Rodriguez for Her

    What does anyone think of these in regards to someone who likes Cerruti 1881?
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    Re: hello..and some help please:)

    Thanks:)..I think Light Blue is the right sort of scent...but I know a lot of people wear it, and I want something a bit less popular for her...something that is easy to wear but has a little...
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    hello..and some help please:)

    Hi, I'm new here..on the boards anyway...(I use the site quite a lot and love it!)

    I wondered if anyone could help me...
    It's my sister's 21st birthday next month and I want to buy her...
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