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    Suggest a "Splurge" Scent

    So, I recently left my partner of 6 years. I know, that sounds like sort of a pathetic way to start a post, but the important thing is this: I left a bunch of my old fragrances behind and pared my...
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    Re: skin-scent version of Fracas?

    You might also try Christiane Celle Calypso Gardenia, which is only gardenia for a few minutes before it falls down into a buttery tuberose/jasmine smell that is a lot closer to the skin than any...
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    Re: thinning the collection - advice?

    I put the frags that I rarely wore into my closet for a looonnnnggggg time. When I was seized with a craving for one of them, I pulled it out and into my main cabinet. After several months, I looked...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 26 October

    Came home from work sick... it has to be Guerlain Vetiver today.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 25 October

    Violette Precieuse today, Mitsouko tonight.
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    Re: I need your opinion!

    When shopping for somebody, it's good to look for common denominators in scents she already loves, and to go from there.

    Ange ou Demon - floral/oriental, saffron, white flowers, woody/vanilla base...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for October 2007)

    Mitsouko in EDP.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 20 October

    I was never able to click on that website at the right time... so, I'm in Tabac Blond today.
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    Re: The paria of perfumes?

    I have a few bottles of popular scents that stare at me from my closet, taunting me, because I bought them in a frenzy and just never wear them. WEAR. WAIT. BUY. has become my new mantra. If I can't...
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    Re: Minimalist fragrances

    I would add Cristalle EDT to this list. Lemon, a bit of jasmine and hyacinth (which is very sheer and light, not a big heavy floral note at all), oakmoss and vetiver. It's extremely simple but the...
  11. Re: Two Brothers - Two Very Different Perceptions

    It's very temperamental, isn't it? On some days the lemon, apple, and amber make it beautifully rich and light at the same time. Other days, the cdear comes out and attacks my nose like an angry...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 17 October

    Happy birthday!

    I'm in Mitsouko again... I'm getting reacquainted with the addictive quality that this fragrance has in cooler weather.
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    Re: "Manly, yes, but I like it too!" -- Men's frags

    Was Eau Sauvage already listed? Did I miss it? Because, seriously, in the heat of summer it is sooooooo good. And I don't like worrying that I might smell like somebody's dad, but I don't think lemon...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 16 October

    Mitsouko today... it's funny, but I really am circling back around to the scents I liked last fall. Lots of vintage stuff, a few select chypres, and violets.
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    Re: SotD Monday 15 October

    Reserved, slightly Victorian Violette Precieuse for the day... tonight, I'm thinking a big, sweet, dark something, probably Narcisse Noir
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14 October

    Switched into L'Heure Bleue for the evening.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14 October

    Jolie Madame this morning.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for October 2007)

    A bottle of vintage Violette Precieuse.
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    Re: SotD Monday 8 October

    Agent Provocateur for me today. Can't say why I love it so. I think, ultimately, I'm always a sucker for a dark, dark rose.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 7 October

    I started the day in Cristalle and switched off to Miss Dior.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for October 2007)

    Went on a trip to Amagansett this weekend, came back with Christiane Celle Calypso Gardenia. Simple gardenia/tuberose/jasmine, which reminds me of Fracas in bits but is nowhere near as heavy or...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 30 September

    I'm in Coco.
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    Memoire Liquide - Thoughts?

    I just went to Henri Bendel to try the new bespoke perfumery line, Memoire Liquide. I had to visit after reading the two features at Now Smell This.

    In my experience, it's very, VERY hard to put...
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    Re: SOTD - SATURDAY September 29/07

    I'm wearing the scent I concocted today att Memoir Liquide - Daim Blanc, Couer de Rose and Champagne Mure - layered with Stella.
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday, SEPTEMBER 25

    SOTD: Stella

    SOTE: CDG 2

    Two frags I haven't worn in a very long time that I just fished out of the "to swap" drawer.
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    Re: Where to perfumeshop in Manhattan?

    I've frequently made a weekend out of perfume browsing. You might want to start uptown and make your way down. Here are my stops, uptown to downtown.

    Take the N to 59th & Lexington for the...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday Sept 18, 2007

    Diorella during the day, moody Bellodgia for the evening.
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    Re: Diddy molests woman in hallway to sell perfume

    Yeah, seriously, who DOESN'T enjoy being sexually assaulted by a stranger? The PTSD alone would make for hours of entertaining therapy sessions!

    (For the record, ZZ, it doesn't matter whether or...
  29. Re: women's classics wearable by a man - suggestions?

    In general, I think that so long as a scent is not too sweet or floral, a man can wear it without raising any eyebrows. Iris translates well to both genders. I think a man could easily wear Chanel...
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    Re: Staples versus Cravings

    Most of my scents are cravings, I'm sad to say. But when I want to slip into something that I KNOW will work, without thinking too hard about it, I go for Mure et Musc Extreme, Fleurs d'Oranger, or...
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    Re: SotD Monday 17 September

    I wore Daim Blond today, and I'm wearing Narcisse Noir tonight. The vague lingering drydown of DB is doing really good things to the Narcisse Noir.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for September 2007)

    Black Cashmere - discontinued, AND at a 75% discount. Yesssss.
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    Cold Weather! Yes!

    So, I haven't been posting here this summer. That's because my taste in summer perfumes is pretty pedestrian. Lots of citrus, lots of white flowers, and a bit of fruit are all I really require. Most...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 16 September

    I'm wearing Black Cashmere for the very first time and OH MY GOODNESS. This is one of the loveliest interpretations of incense that I've ever tried.
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    Re: Chanel no 5 impressions

    Chanel No. 5 is my mother's signature scent, and she carries a HUGE bottle in her purse at all times. Sometimes, because she knows I like scent, she'll take it out and squirt me at random. I have a...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 - Coney Island / article in NYT

    I don't love many Bond No. 9 scents (though I do appreciate New Haarlem) but I got a bottle of Coney Island for my birthday. I think it's a lot of fun. It opens with a big blast of lime, tequila and...
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    Re: SotD Monday 11 June

    I really like it. The margarita note is very, VERY strong and tangy at first, which I think is fun, though not entirely wearable. When that begins to settle down, the melon shines through. The salt...
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    Re: New SL's for Autumn.

    I can definitely sympathize with the folks who think Lutens is starting to churn them out, yet I do think that Gris Clair and Daim Blond are very fine recent releases, which balances out the...
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    Re: SotD Monday 11 June

    Aww, much thanks to everybody, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the lovely castorpollux. I'm wearing my favorite birthday present, Bond No, 9's Coney Island.
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    Re: Do we Geminis have anything in common?

    What, you mean besides being impulsive, multifaceted, talkative, and unable to commit to a single fragrance?

    No, nothing that I can think of. :)
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    Re: What are your 3 favorite scents and why ?

    It's hard for me to separate my personal favorites (which are always changing) from perfumes that I believe are genuinely well-constructed and creative. So, with a touch of detachment, here's where I...
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    Re: Sotd Sunday 10 June

    It's my last day of being twenty-four, and I'm in need of something deeply playful which signifies that the quarter-century mark is not to be taken seriously. So, Carnal Flower it is.
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    Re: Your Three favorite Italian Perfumes

    Bulgari - Black
    Prada - Prada
    And for a third... well, does Diorissimo count?
  44. Thread: Iceberg Twice?

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    Iceberg Twice?

    Hello all. I've seen Iceberg Twice mentioned a few times in the boys' forum, where it's been called a well-crafted fragrance and mentioned as a "cheap thrill." I don't recall hearing anything about...
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    Re: Just for fun: Give your fragrance a name.

    I like fairy-tale names. I'd have a fragrance called Snow Queen - chilly iris and leather - for work. Another pair, Snow White and Rose Red, for lilies and roses, respectively.
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    Re: ** TABU ** your opinions please

    It's dark, it's dry, it's spicy. It has quite a lot of patchouli and civet in its base. It smells (on my skin, after some drydown) like cinnamon and burning nag champa. It definitely isn't light,...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 27 May

    I'm a scent-triplet today, wearing L de Lempicka over the Fleurs d'Oranger.

    Tinker, I know of what you speak - Mure et Musc Extreme is hot, sexy heaven in summer weather. I wasn't impressed with...
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    Re: Speaking of Vanilla

    You might also try Un Lys. There's a very rich, sensual lily at the top, but it dries into a light, skin scent vanilla musk that would be lovely in warm weather.

    EDIT: I see you already have this...
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    Do The Math: Houses & Noses

    I always wonder if you can pin down someone's specific style by taking a census of the houses and noses represented in their wardrobe. Here's my effort at such a census:

    The Houses

    Serge...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 27 May

    I'm wearing SL Fleurs d'Oranger, to test its charm in the sticky heat, which I've heard so much about.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 26 May

    L de Lempicka and WOW. This and 24, Faubourg really play into my shameful desires for Big Vanilla. With some lovely musk, in the case of L.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 26 May

    Lovely Quarry, happy birthday!

    I'm in Diorissimo, continuing my fascination with white florals and classic Dior.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for May 2007)

    Diorissimo and L de Lempicka.
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    Re: what top or middle notes make a perfume classy?

    Leather, galbanum, labdanum, and vetiver all do it for me. I also like tobacco, some aldehydes, and green or herbaceous notes such as sage, chamomile or lavender. Incense works too. As for floral...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 25 May

    No. 19 as usual today... this evening, I'm thinking Miss Dior.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 24 May

    I'm wearing Chanel No. 19 EdT today, which is a great scent when you have to play the boss.
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    Re: In Praise Of Dior

    Oddly enough, though Eau Sauvage is typically considered a classic male scent, I think it works very well as a contemporary girls' scent. The lemon is bright and clear, and the jasmine is just...
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    Re: All about Tabac Blond

    If you can find vintage Cabochard, the similarities to TB are more pronounced. They share a similar cigars-and-leather accord which is played down in the more recent versions of Cab. But I agree that...
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    Re: SotD Monday 21 May

    I'm wearing Chanel No. 19 after a long trip away from it. It's taken me some time to cultivate a love for iris and leather, but I have to say that No. 19 smells better than ever today.

    This...
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    Re: In Praise Of Dior

    J'Adore is very pretty, and I've worn it, but something about it is too subdued and "nice" for me. There are no odd notes to catch my attention.

    Speaking of odd notes, I really love Diorella...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 20 May

    It's a soft, foggy day and I'm not looking forward to work tomorrow. I'm relaxing in Gris Clair...
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    Re: the "I gotta have it" moment

    I'm a sensation junkie, so it's easy for me to buy a full bottle after wearing something for a few minutes or simply reading a few good reviews. I like new experiences. Recently, however, I've become...
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    In Praise Of Dior

    It's recently occurred to me that this house is long overdue for a little Basenotes love. Sure, there have been missteps in their catalogue, but they've made several classics as well: Miss Dior,...
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    Re: If you could have only one perfume...

    Really? Interesting... I wonder what the distribution of Quorum is like, because I've never really seen it, but would like to try. I love Daim Blond in the winter, but find it a little too sweet and...
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    Re: If you could have only one perfume...

    Too hard! Daim Blond, most likely. I'd like one for winter and one for summer, at least.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for May 2007)

    In the past few days, I bought vintage Diorella, Black Orchid, and a limited edition CdG Eau de Parfum, which I believe is the same basic juice as CdG or CdG White, but in a white, furry (!) bottle...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 18 May

    Diorella... I think it might be a fantastic summer scent.
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    Re: What was I thinking? Your perfumed regrets

    Well, my tastes have really evolved over the past year or so, and I can tell because I have boxes of practically unused scent in my closet that I now consider to be horribly not me. The ones that I...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, May 15

    I'm wearing something I brewed up myself - mostly rosewood and clove, with patchouli and bergamot in smaller doses.
  70. Thread: Rose

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    Re: Rose

    Diptyque's L'Ombre Dans L'Eau is one of my favorites - there's a very green smell at the top, exactly like a wet garden in summer, and then it opens up into black currants and roses. It's not at all...
  71. Hall Of Shame: Most Embarrasing Fragrance Moments

    This is just a silly thread for sharing horrible, shameful moments in fragrance history. Most of my stories take place on a subway.

    #1: I was taking the A train to work, and it stalled. That...
  72. Thread: Beeswax

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    Re: Beeswax

    It's good to see so many other Miel du Bois lovers in this thread - and definitely good to see the other options out there. Oddly enough, I don't smell much honey in MdB, even though I do love and...
  73. Re: What's the price range on your wardrobe (high/low)?

    The cheapest item in my wardrobe is the Tabu, which cost approximately $4 and was part of a gift set in Walgreens, and the most expensive is the Tabac Blond parfum, which cost $195 and was...
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    Re: Your fragance-dream...?

    Mmmm, bespoke. I'd love to have someone immensely talented (say, Maurice Roucel or Chris Sheldrake) make a perfume specifically for me. Of course, I'm so fickle that I would probably come back in...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, May 15

    I'm wearing Hiris today. I've started to crave it. It's odd.
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    Re: Alternative to Rasa? Favourite musks here!

    Kiehl's is a good stinky human musk. TBS White Musk is also a pretty, sweet, light musk. I use both for layering purposes. (TBS is good with SL Fleurs d'Oranger, Kiehl's is lovely with Passage...
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    Re: SotD, Monday May 14

    I wore Un Lys for the day, and 24, Faubourg this evening.
  78. Thread: Beeswax

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    Beeswax

    I have a slight and shameful crush on Miel du Bois. I try it on whenever I visit Aedes. Both of the owners have told me how much they don't like it, the fragrance blogs and boards seem to confirm the...
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    Re: Your fragance-dream...?

    I have too many perfumes to buy carelessly or casually any more. In a way, it's disappointing. When I go out on smelling expeditions, 75% of the things that I sniff are distasteful, 24% of them smell...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 13 May

    Just got back from a weekend at the beach, and I'm wearing L'Heure Bleu.
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    Re: Favourite Chypres

    I love leather chypres, like Bandit, Cabochard, Jolie Madame, and Cuir de Russie. I've heard that all leather scents are included in the larger chypre family because of the notes necessary to...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 May

    I wore Eau des Merveilles this morning, and right now I'm wearing L'Ombre Dans L'Eau.
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    Re: Scents for Goddesses

    Aww, thank you, Quarry.

    Here are my thoughts:

    Aphrodite: Roses and lush florals. Montale Oud Queen Rose Petals, Parfum Sacre, Un Lys, Fracas.
    Artemis: Leather and musk, for a woman who runs...
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    Scents for Goddesses

    I've been really into Greek mythology and certain Jungian ideas about feminine archetypes lately. And since I naturally relate every idea about personality back to perfume, I thought it might be fun...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 6 May

    Oh, poor Riannon!

    I'm wearing Gris Clair today... although someone just invited me to the beach, and I'm wishing I had gone with Eau des Merveilles.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for May 2007)

    I went a little frag-crazy this weekend, and bought the following:

    From Aedes de Venustas, full bottles of Un Lys and Gris Clair.

    From a local perfume shop that carries lots of classic and...
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    Re: Your Most Wearable Fragrances:

    Daim Blond is always right for me, and I get more compliments from that than I do for any other frag. SL Fleurs D'Oranger and No. 5 aren't loved so much by the people around me, but I like to slip...
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    Re: Top 3 Carons and Why?

    Narcisse Noir in parfum - soft, warm, a gentle cloud of incense and orange blossom with a remarkably well-played civet note.

    Parfum Sacre in EDP (never tried the parfum, which I regret) - spicy,...
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    Re: Most worn in April

    Daim Blond with no need to count... it's a record-holder and a real HG. After that, in order of popularity:

    Passage D'Enfer
    Jicky
    Chanel No. 5
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    Re: SotD Monday 30 April

    I had a Hermes day today - Hiris at work, followed by 24, Faubourg at home.
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    Re: Scents to take you into the next life...

    Is Passage d'Enfer bad luck? The incense, lilies, and cedarwood always remind me of a funeral, anyway... it's sort of what you would smell if you were in an open cedar coffin, right under the censer...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 29 April

    24, Faubourg... I'm thinking of layering it with Fleurs d'Oranger.
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    Re: Fragrances suitable for Making Love

    On boys, I love any scent with a good leather note. I like leather on me, too, but I find that scents with a solid vanilla base tend to draw my boyfriend in... that "hmm, smells like cookies"...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 26 April

    Safran Troublant for the day, SL Fleurs d'Oranger for evening. I don't know what happened, but the ST is going sickly-sweet on me and the FdO is too bitter! My skin is rejecting everything I put on...
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    Re: What are your thoughts on SL's Fleur D'Oranger?

    FdO is a really pure, sweet, nostalgic Floral with a capital F, but there is a note in it (cumin, maybe) that does not always jive well with the honey in the base. I find that layering it with a...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 25 April

    Daim Blond for the day, Mitsouko for after work.
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    Re: Frederic Malle similiars

    I actually do think that Moonflower is similar to En Passant. Unfortunately, En Passant is all cucumber on me, with a little toasted bread in the drydown - I have to spray it on pillows or clothes to...
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    Re: Addictive qualities in leather and civet notes?

    I've had the same experience. I go through phases of loving certain "types" of perfume, and I began as a heavy gourmand lover. It came to my attention, however, that I can really wear leather - I...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 4 April

    I'm wearing Kiehl's Original Musk layered with Passage d'Enfer.
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    Re: Peach Perfume - Different Kinds of Peach

    If you'd like to open up to apricot, I really love Serge Lutens' Daim Blond. It starts off with dry, almost bitter white suede and hawthorn, then opens up into an unapologetic, sweet apricot before...
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