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  1. Thread: Man Candles!

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    Re: Man Candles!

    Archipelago Havana candles
  2. Thread: Patchouli lovers?

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    Re: Patchouli lovers?

    You all are soooooo awesome!! Thanks so much for the recommendations, my friend will be thrilled!!
  3. Thread: Patchouli lovers?

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    Patchouli lovers?

    I have been asked about a patchouli scent with a little something to tame it and not being a patchouli lover myself I draw a blank. Any fragranistas out there who got a thing for patchouli that can...
  4. Thread: Reed Diffusers

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    Re: Reed Diffusers

    I recently got several Saint Parfum diffusers, Verbena is nice in the kitchen, White Tea and Paperwhite Narcissus is good in the powder room. Plumeria in the guest room is ok but not my favorite. My...
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    Re: Desiring a more pleasant alternative to Lysol

    It could be my imagination but the new Pledge multi surface sprays seem to have a vinegar undertone to me, but are quite unoffensive and mild smelling otherwise, two fragrances- Lavender Vanilla and...
  6. Re: What's the best smelling detergent you've ever used?

    The Good Home Co. ( www.goodhomestore.com) has some nice laundry products, personally I love Beach Days scent. I have been known to use the vacuum beads as a scented drawer sachet. I was also pleased...
  7. Re: What favorite fragrance would you like to see in a candle?

    Musk- of any kind, I so rarely see musk scented anything in home fragrance and if I do it's usually terribly diappointing. I currently have a Saint Parfume diffuser which is nice but so very light...
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    Re: Today I bought ... August 09 purchases...

    After much sampling, I broke down and bought Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille and Indult Tihota. My change purse is wounded and wimpering. Hubby gets to share my SDV which softens the blow only...
  9. Thread: Self Tanners ~

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    Re: Self Tanners ~

    Correction: Oops! Not at Sephora, but here http://www.sttropeztan.com/the-range.aspx
  10. Thread: Layering Frags

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    Re: Crazy layers = something fab

    I am so envious of you all here who can define what you're smelling (CW+AFF= JOOP!!)
  11. Thread: Layering Frags

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    Re: Crazy layers = something fab

    I hear ya, I need to be a better student!
  12. Thread: Layering Frags

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    Crazy layers = something fab

    I've been sampling like a fiend lately and got a little impatient moving on to the next scent before the first had completely disappeared. Today I stared with CBMusk, then on to Guerlain SDV, and...
  13. Thread: Self Tanners ~

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    Re: Self Tanners ~

    I like products from a line called St. Tropez, they have a lotion, and a mousse. (also pre tan stuff, but I haven't tried )I like the mousse best, it spreads and absorbs easier. There are levels to...
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    Re: What are your most feared scrubbers?

    I don't have a very sophisticated nose....yet. But I am working my way through samples galore. I keep an open mind knowing that some notes may be a learning curve for me, but eau de Hermes violently...
  15. Re: Fragrances reminiscent of baby powder? (Suggestions for a friend)

    I've been going through samples obsessively trying to educate my nose, so I jot little notes by each one. I tried Lily Lambert No. 33 and my scribbles were: nice, clean, powdery, baby oil. It was...
  16. Thread: Emperor of Scent

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    Re: Emperor of Scent

    Thanks for the links Renato!! I look forward to checking out some of the reading material too. Good info for a newbie like me. Y'all are so helpful.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 19 July

    From my newly acquired samples, I am wearing CB I hate perfume Musk Reinvention absolute for the first time, I need a bottle asap- I AM IN LOVE!!! Does this make me a dirty girl? It's not in the...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT>>>June 2009

    I ended up getting all of the above except amber musk and sweet pea. Can't wait to try em!
  19. Thread: Scenting your car?

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    Re: Scenting your car?

    I hate it when the wick runs out before the candle, especially some of those pricey ones, so for a while I hoarded the leftovers . When we moved I just couldn't throw out the box of leftovers it...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT>>>June 2009

    Ok so technically I haven't bought yet, but I will once I decide on a couple of scents. I found reed diffusers by Saint Parfum -marked down from $65 to $25 each, anyone familiar with the line? I am...
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    Re: Today I bought ... July 2009 purchases

    Oodles of samples from The Perfumed Court:

    Animalic sampler
    Amouage Jubilation 25 (1/2 ml)
    Caron Yatagan
    CB I Hate Perfumes Musk Reinvention Absolute (1/4 ml sample)
    Guerlain Jicky PDT ...
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    Re: Going to Paris in May!!!!

    Wow, you all are amazing!!! What a wealth of information you have to share. Thank you so much!!!
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    Re: Going to Paris in May!!!!

    Great suggestions, merci!
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    Going to Paris in May!!!!

    This will be my first vacation in Europe, we're planning a week in Paris and week to wander elsewhere in the country. Do any of you have suggestions for fragrance education/shopping experiences?
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    Re: Halston 1-12 or Z-14?

    From a female perspective, I'd say Z-14. Yummy!
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    Re: Low Sillage Fragrances

    I agree with all those who suggest Narciso Rodriguez but would say that the Musc for Her is the lightest and has the added advantage of not being a spray, more control with application. This person...
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    Re: Today I bought... (for December 2007)

    Today I bought Narciso Rodriguez Musc for Her. I like it, it's a warm,very light floral/musk that I think even non musk wearers might enjoy. It's feminine and soft, a skin scent. I think of it as a...
  28. Re: >>>Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007>>>GOURMAND

    Thanks for the encouraging words y'all, I've got a sampler pack on the way, I bet there will be some spicy yummies to experiment with. Can't wait!!
  29. Re: >>>Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007>>>GOURMAND

    Today I'm wearing Yves Rocher Noix de Coco.(my first review ever so be kind, I don't have your vocabulary yet) On me it's lush coconut cream, rich, warm, and sweet- but not overly so. It's not...
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    Re: SotD Monday 26 November

    Egyptian Musk from The Fragrance Shop.
  31. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    My toes are now sporting a polish I bought in Bangkok, at Boots I think. Color is Lava Lamp- not too red, not too pink, not too orange shimmer. Cheap but I like it. Last week was Essie Really Red
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    Re: Sampler Packs from Perfumed Court

    Quarry- you got that right, I had no idea what I was getting myself into! I am a woman on a mission!

    sofresh, shadesofbleu, and deeolive- I think I am liking #1 one too. I can always get #2 later....
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    Re: Sampler Packs from Perfumed Court

    That's good to know Thanks!
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    Sampler Packs from Perfumed Court

    Hi all, I am new here and based on my obsessive search through your reviews, my To Test list is reaching #50 with no end in sight. So I have decided to order one of the sample packs from the Perfumed...
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    Re: Help me explore Demeter!

    I spent most of my life in Florida where thunderstorms are frequent but am now in Saudi Arabia where it has only drizzled twice in the last two years. I never thought I'd say it but man do I miss a...
  36. Re: What 'fragrance genres' exists, and what are the big names in each genre?

    I am new here also and found this link extremely helpful

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perfume
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    Re: what candles are you burning this fall?

    I guess that would explain why Grove and Havana smell so similiar to me!
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    Re: 25 scents beginners should sample for reference

    Oh goody goody- LISTS!! I'm a newbie here, and wow if there was ever a site to help me develop my nose this is it! Thanks for all the suggestions
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    Re: Tobacco secented candles.

    I have the BB&B candles they are called Maison, Grove is the fragrance that recalls tabacco, like walking through a pipe tabacco shop, it reminds me of Archipelago Havana. I also get the Vanilla (not...
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    Re: how to scent a room?

    I have bought scents that I liked but when it turned out that they just didn't work on me, I had no problem using them as home fragrance, not wasteful in my mind, you're still using and enjoying the...
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    Re: Candle for the bedroom

    You mentioned Votivo, I had Votivo's Lemon desertflower from the colors collection on my nightstand for months - (weep) it's all used up now but I can't seem to part with the container. I still sniff...
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    Re: what candles are you burning this fall?

    Bed bath and beyond has a line of candles called Maison in some locations, I have three: Grove (which reminds me of the Archipelago Havana candle - very rich), Vanilla (not too sweet), and Blood...
  43. Thread: Room sprays?

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    Re: Room sprays?

    Bed bath and beyond has an Egyptian Cotton linen spray that I use all over the house when I just want something clean, fresh, and not too frou frouey. I have pets so I really have to have something...
  44. Thread: Good musk!

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    Re: Good musk!

    I too love musks and I seem to be especially fond of the oils, Bonne Bell Skin Musk is a nice one- the oil version, same with Coty Wild Musk though it seems like both are getting harder to find these...
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