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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20 July 2010

    Wearing No 19 today. It wears well in the high heat and humidity.

    Have a great day, all!
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    Re: S o t D Sunday 18 July 2010

    Wearing Frances Denney's Hope today. I wore it on my wedding day, and today is our 23rd wedding anniv.

    Enjoy the rest of the day, everybody!
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 17th of July

    Good Saturday greetings to everyone.

    Wearing Apres l'Ondee in honor of James Cagney's 111th b'day. One of his biographers asked him what his favorite fragrance was. Cagney described something...
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 21th of June

    Wearing No 19 today. Wears well in the heat and high humidity.

    Have a good Monday, everyone!
  5. Re: NZZ Folio / Luca Turin 2010 – Duftnote / Notes from the Nose

    Thanks so much for posting this, Narcus. Great article. I had not yet drifted over to NZZ this month to see what Dr Turin was up to. Glad to have the reminder here.
  6. Re: BPI grabs Annick Goutal distribution in USA

    I hope Mimi Gardenia is right. Would love to see AG more available in brick and mortar stores. And, yes, let's hope this change is with distribution only and won't be the first step toward other...
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    Re: Top Vintages: Your List

    Great question.

    My favorite vintage varieties are (no particular order as this is off the top of my head)

    Rive Gauche

    Arpege

    No 19
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday the 15th of June

    Thalia, what a lovely painting to illustrate your SOTD.

    Wearing Calandre (wore it yesterday, too) today. It handles the high temps and humidity well.

    Hope everyone has a good Tuesday!
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    Re: S o t D - Sunday, June 13, 2010

    Happy Birthday greetings to RHM!

    Wearing Annick Goutal's Heure Exquise again today.

    Happy Sunday, everyone!
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    Re: Best blind/unsniffed purchases?

    Thanks to all of you who have participated. I'm enjoying the responses and see some frags I have yet to try.
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, June 12, 2010

    Wearing Arpege today, or what's left of it. It's mostly competing with sweat.

    Happy Birthday wishes to Le Grand Duc.

    Have a great Saturday, all!
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, June 11, 2010

    Kumquat, what a fantastic photo of Carole Lombard! Perfect for TB.

    Wearing Annick Goutal's Heure Exquise today. Very similar to No 19 and definitely FBW.

    Have a good Friday, everyone!
  13. Re: Any Annick Goutal fans? What are your favorites from the line?

    Welcome, Ronni. Mandragore is a great choice. I love how it blooms on my skin, and I find the longevity to be pretty good, too.
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    Wearing 28 la Pausa today. It's great in this humidity and heat. Not sure I need a 200mL vat, though.

    Enjoy the rest of the day, all!
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    Best blind/unsniffed purchases?

    Like many perfume lovers, I always advise others to "try before you buy." I generally follow my own advice and sample through minis, swaps, trying a store tester or decants/samples. Yet now and...
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    Re: What 'Dry' scents have you bought?

    Late to the party but wearing Sycomore today. It definitely smells dry. Dry smoke and dry vetiver.
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 7th of June

    Wearing Chanel Sycomore today. It's holding up well in the high heat and humidity. As much as I enjoy Sycomore, I just don't need a 200 mL bottle. A 30 mL bottle? Absolutely.

    Happy Monday to...
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    Re: What 'Dry' scents have you bought?

    Interesting question. In all honesty, I have these fragrances only in decants, with one exception (Calandre).

    Féminité du Bois strikes me as very dry, as does Bois de Violette.

    Calandre is a...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 5th of June

    Wearing Annick Goutal's Mandragore for today's SNS. Perfect for summer wear. Not too sweet, not too heavy. Love the drydown.

    Have a good Saturday, everybody!
  20. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 5, 2010 ★★★ CITRUS

    Decided to wear Annick Goutal's Mandragore today. Perfect in the heat and humidity, and I love how the orange top notes meld into something woody-stemmy-spicy smelling.

    Have a great citrus...
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 3 June 2010

    30 Roses, your roses must be stunning. Your avatars are so beautiful, I can almost smell the blooms. Congrats to your dgter.

    Actiasluna, how is your back? If you gave an update on another...
  22. Re: Any Annick Goutal fans? What are your favorites from the line?

    Some lovely choices listed above. I had forgotten about Rose Absolue. I also like that one. I've tried Songes, but only in vial form. I need to get a decant and spray it. I remember liking what...
  23. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 5, 2010 ★★★ CITRUS

    Perfect time of the year for citrus. Looking forward to seeing what everyone will choose!
  24. Any Annick Goutal fans? What are your favorites from the line?

    Of the Annick Goutals I've smelled, quite a few are very appealing to me.

    The ones I really like thus far are (in no particular order)

    Heure Exquise

    Le Chèvrefeuille

    Eau du Ciel
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 1 June 2010

    Some wonderful images today. Kumquat, your indigo bunting is stunning. Thalia, the Blacklock is perfect. Your rainbow image is glorious, Petra Ichor.

    Wearing AG's Heure Exquise and getting...
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    Re: Most worn in May?

    Most often in May I wore

    No 5 Eau Premiere 7x

    Annick Goutal Le Chevrefeuille 6x

    No 19 6x

    Apres l'Ondee 4x
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    Re: SotD Monday, May 31

    Heartwood, Therese is right. You have a short time to rest up, and then when your baby arrives, you'll be busy for years to come. Like you, I had gestational diabetes and kept it under control...
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    Re: Favorites Aldehydes fragances

    Aldehydes and chypres are my favorite fragrance categories. My favorite aldhehydic perfumes are

    No 5
    No 5 Eau Premiere
    Arpege
    Rive Gauche
    Calandre
    Bois des Iles
    Fleurs de Rocaille
    No 19
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    Re: S of the D - Sunday May 30

    If it's Sunday, it's Eau Premiere.

    Actiasluna, I do hope your back will be better soon. Take care of yourself.

    Have a good Sunday, everyone!
  30. Re: Please Name your Favorite discontinued perfume which you would like to be relaunched !

    So many. I'd love to see all the Ma Collection Patous reissued in their original (or as close as possible) formulas, plus a few other Patous like Invitation.

    Definitely would like to see the...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 26 May

    Happy Birthday wishes to Quarry! May you have many more fragrant b'days to come.

    Kumquat, what a magnificent painting to go with your SOTD!

    Lessa, that is a fabulous looking flower cake. Love...
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    Re: Current Top Five Faves and Why?

    My top five right now:

    No 5 Eau Premiere, b/c it's so easy and friendly and smells great. More amiable than the high octane No 5 and just as beautiful.

    No 19, b/c when I want a green mixed...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 25 May

    Some beautiful images today. C Rose, I especially like your irises.

    Kumquat, we're on a similar wavelength. I'm wearing Enlevement au Serail (with the accents, of course), one of Mitsouko's...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Thanks to C Rose's mention above, I just read Hillaire's fabulous review of Apercu. Beautifully done, Hillaire. Thank you!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Kumquat, thanks for posting the Normandie photo. It's sad to think it's now defunct. Your SOTD picture is so gorgeous. Thanks for posting. Hey, you've introduced me to some great favorites, too....
  36. Re: 48-year-old woman seeks recommendation for daily scent!

    Cap'n Disgruntled, you've ordered some great samples. Enjoy, and I hope you'll find some new favorites.

    A couple more suggestions. I know, I'm late to the party, but in case you'd like a few...
  37. Re: so? what was the last perfume you bought?

    Recvd a bottle of No 5 parfum for Mother's Day. Good, but not as great as in days of yore. When I use it up, I probably won't replace it.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19 May

    Wearing Patou's Normandie today. This is such great stuff. I wonder why I don't wear it more often.

    Nyneve, I find Insolence difficult myself.

    Have a great Wednesday, everyone!
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    Re: SotD Sunday 16 May

    Wearing No 5 Eau Premiere today. I usually wear it on Sundays b/c it's a good church fragrance.

    Have a great evening, everyone!
  40. Re: Evening in Paris and Other Blasts from the Past.

    Tourbillion, your dress sounds exquisite. Personally, I'd wear either No 5 or Arpege. Have a wonderful time!
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    Re: SotD Friday 14 May

    Wearing Apres l'Ondee today. Wore Paris Jardins Romantiques yesterday.

    Have a great weekend, all!
  42. Re: Evening in Paris and Other Blasts from the Past.

    The new version of Evening in Paris is quite different from the original. The original formula was by Ernest Beaux, as most BN'ers know, and was related in many ways to Apres l'Ondee and L'Origan. ...
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    Re: Today I sampled.. ( MAY 2010 )

    Been sampling Amouage Ubar. Its close resemblance to EL's Knowing came as a surprise. Not sure what I expected, but I was surprised all the same. Actually, I find Ubar to be somewhere between...
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    Re: Perfume encounter in the toilet

    Yes, LOL. Sometimes when I've purchased something I didn't like and knew I'd not wear, I'd use it as air freshener. Haven't lately, but I have in the past. Thanks for the pics! :)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 12 May

    Everyone smells so wonderful today.

    Mysticknot, I hope you'll be back in the pink soon and headache free.

    Wearing No 5 Eau Premiere today.

    Happy Wednesday, all!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 06 May

    Y'all are making me want to try Paris Hilton Fr CanCan. Never thought I'd say that.

    No 5 looks popular today. I, too, am wearing the Eau Premiere version.

    Have a great day, everyone!
  47. Re: What was the perfume that made you the most happy when you bought?

    Years ago I ordered a bottle of Lanvin Arpege EdT from a mail order catalog; when it arrived I was so delighted and pleased. That delight has been rarely matched in the years since. The EdT of...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 1 May

    Wearing Jean Patou's Colony for SNS Saturday. Its pineapple note is perfect today.

    Have a great Saturday, everyone!
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    Re: Most worn in April?

    For me it was a tie between No 19 and Eau Premiere, with each coming in at five wearings. Besides those two, I wore various and sundry other fragrances, including No 5 EdP, Apres l'Ondee, 31 rue...
  50. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 1, 2010 ★★★ FRUITY

    I fudged a bit and chose to wear Patou's Colony today. It's not a single fruit, and it's not a bowl of fruity florals. But it is a fruity chypre with a predominantly sunny pineapple note. Perfect...
  51. Re: What "modern" frags give a nod to (1) L'Heure Bleue or (2) the classic French feel?

    Modern frags with a classic French vibe:

    Miller Harris Noix de Tubereuse reminds me of L'Origan,

    and MDCI Enlevement au Serail reminds me of Rochas Femme.

    Modern L'Heure Bleue type frags: ...
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    Re: SotD Friday 30 April

    Kumquat and Thalia, you have such gorgeous pics posted today.

    Wearing No 19 as a farewell to April.

    Have a great weekend everyone!
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    Re: Loulou by Cacharel

    When I first smelled LouLou, I immediately thought CHINATOWN. I still think that. There is a part of LouLou into the drydown that seriously reminds me of Amarige.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 29 April

    Wearing Bois des Iles. Er, the remnants of it, at this time of day. Good evening, all!
  55. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 1, 2010 ★★★ FRUITY

    I'm generally not a tootsie-frootsie kinda gal, but in the spirit of BN and SNS Saturday, I'll go for it.
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, April 24th

    Petra Ichor and kumquat, your pictures for today are perfect.

    Actiasluna, I hope your sunflowers do well for you. They are surely some of the cheeriest of flowers.

    Wearing Guerlain's Apres...
  57. Thread: Smitten

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    Re: Smitten

    I enjoy Luca Turin's reviews (and his wife Tania's, as well) very much and look forward to whatever it is he has to say. Does that mean I agree with everything he says? Of course not. He trashes a...
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    Re: SotD 23 April-10

    Wearing Annick Goutal's Le Chèvrefeuille on this rainy spring day.

    Have a great weekend, everyone!
  59. Re: What does Caron mean by "restoring" perfumery?

    What N_Tesla said.
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    Re: Most iconic female fragrance?

    When you say "icon" and "perfume" in the same sentence, it's inevitable that Chanel No 5 springs to mind. Whether it's a personal favorite or not, it is a cultural icon; it's le monstre.
    ...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 22 April

    Kumquat, your picture today is a stunner! Wow.

    Wearing Chanel No 19 today. Nice and green. I think I wore Eau Premiere yesterday, but at this point, I'm not sure.

    Have a good evening, all!
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    Re: Jasmine with citrus!

    Have you tried Chanel's Cristalle? It = jasmine + citrus.
  63. Re: Ladies, I need your help to stock up my wife`s wardrobe to a more FEMININE STYLE!

    Some great recommendations already given above, but I want to echo the recs for Guerlain's Vol de Nuit, Caron's Parfum Sacre and YSL's Y. Jolie Madame is also a great recommendation.

    Has she...
  64. Re: Ladies, I need your help to stock up my wife`s wardrobe to a more FEMININE STYLE!

    Some great recommendations already given above, but I want to echo the recs for Guerlain's Vol de Nuit, Caron's Parfum Sacre and YSL's Y. Jolie Madame is also a great recommendation.

    Has she...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 20 April

    Need something easy, so No 5 Eau Premiere it is!

    Have a great day, everyone!
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    Re: S o t d Friday 16 April 2010

    Rive Gauche (pre-TomFord) today.

    Have a great Friday evening, all!
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    Re: S o t d 15 APRILl 2010

    Get well wishes to Lilybelle, and happy b'day wishes to Petra Ichor.

    Wearing No 5 Eau Premiere on this Fed Income Tax Day in the U.S.

    Have a good afternoon, everyone!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 14 April

    Wearing No 19 again today.

    Have a good Wed, everybody!
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Another unsung treasure I just remembered is Ferre 20. It was one of the first discoveries I made on my fragrant journey, and I still like it but I rarely, if ever, see it mentioned. It's been d/c,...
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    Re: The 13 worst perfumes...

    I look forward to the day when "old lady" means generic sweetsy frootsy florals. I hope I live long enough to see it!

    I read the article and was surprised to see AE listed as one of the worst. ...
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    Re: Rose fragance with touch of Violet

    Yes, Paris came to my mind first. Some of its flankers, as listed above, are quite wonderful.

    La Rose de Rosine by Les Parfums de Rosine is a nice rose with a violet note.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 13 April

    Must be a good day for No 19. I'm wearing it myself.

    Love Antaeusintheair's image from The Third Man. Great movie, great fragrance.

    Have a wonderful Tuesday, everybody!
  73. Thread: Scrubbers

    by VintageVogue
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    Re: Scrubbers

    Sometimes applying a good deodorant over the scrubber works. Let sit a couple minutes, then apply soap and wash off.
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Wonderful thread!

    I have to echo the mentions of Silences. I often wear it in the evening.

    An unsung treasure is Nina Ricci's Farouche. I've only recently tried a sample, but all I can say is...
  75. Re: Love it or Hate it :your pet's reaction to a fragrance

    My cat reacts the same as the one in Le Grand Duc's photo above. She hates all perfumes, period. I haven't found one yet she likes. And I've tried!
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 April

    Wearing 31 rue Cambon this gloriously sunny Monday.

    Hope everyone has a good evening!
  77. Re: What do you like to wear when you are feeling down?

    I do hope things start looking up for you.

    People often say Apres l'Ondee makes them melancholy. I have the opposite reaction. I find it calming, soothing, peaceful and just plain easy.

    A...
  78. Re: Would you wear something you don't like if it gets you compliments?

    NO!
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    Re: SOTD - Friday - 9 April, 2010

    Happy birthday wishes to arwen_elf!

    SOTE was Silences.

    Today I'm wearing pre-Tom Ford Rive Gauche.

    Have a great Friday, everyone!
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    Re: How much time...

    There was a time when I spent way too much time reading blogs, browsing online, etc. Now I limit myself to just maybe a half hour each day. I still visit a couple perfume blogs daily, but I tend to...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 8 April

    Antaeusintheair, what a stunning image. And so appropriate, too. No 19 is one of my favs.

    On this quite cool spring day I'm wearing Miller Harris's Noix de Tubéreuse.

    Hope everyone has a...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 7 April

    Wearing No 5 EdP today.

    Have a good evening, everybody!
  83. Re: Rive Gauche - got a quick question ladies

    If your bottle of Rive Gauche was bought four years ago, there's a possibility you have the older version. You can tell by the packaging. The older version has "rive gauche" in the middle of the...
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    Re: Today I sampled...March 2010

    Latelittlesleeper, I hear you. A couple years ago I bought a PCTG (just the EdP) unsniffed. I was sure I'd love it b/c the reviews were almost uniformly glowing. Nope, I didn't like it at all. ...
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    Re: Balmain queries.

    Concerning the Cristalle: I prefer the EdT. I don't hate the EdP, though I don't own a bottle.
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    Re: Today I sampled...March 2010

    Thanks to the lovely and gracious Kumquat, I was able to test Delrae's Debut. Very well done. A+ Looking forward to another ride.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 April

    Lessa, you come up with the most cheerful pictures. Love the dog snuggled under his blankie. LOL

    Wearing No 5 Eau Premiere today.

    Have a good day, all!
  88. Re: new here - looking for a couple of recommendations

    Some excellent recs above.

    What about Dior's Eau Sauvage? It's a classically done citrus fragrance.

    I echo the recommendation for Guerlain Vetiver.

    Annick Goutal's Mandragore or Duel are...
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    Re: SotD Monday 5 April

    Kumquat, that is an incredible photo you posted. Breathtaking!

    We've skipped spring and went straight to summer. At least, that's true for the next few days.

    Wearing No 19 to celebrate all...
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    Re: Powder Power

    Have you tried Arpege, esp in the EdT version? Has a nice, powdery drydown.

    Houbigant Lutece is the queen of powder, IMO.
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    Re: Need help! mom's perfume...

    She may like these:

    Salvador Dali (his original fragrance)

    Loulou by Cacharel which is similar to Amarige in many ways

    What about YSL's Opium?

    Or maybe Chanel's Coco?
  92. Re: Highly evaluated here - total crap on you?

    I'm LOL at some of my favorites listed above in the stinker column. Ouch! But then I also see quite a few 'istas think the same way I do about particular scrubbers.

    My short list:

    White...
  93. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 3, 2010 ★★★ FLORALS

    Wow. Some gorgeous pics today.

    I'm wearing Annick Goutal's Le Chèvrefeuille. Generally I'm not a straight floral gal. I prefer aldehydic florals, for instance, or a floral chypre. But there...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3 April

    Wearing Le Chèvrefeuille by Annick Goutal.

    Happy B'day to Nukapai.

    Kumquat and Cute_Cute_Baby, your pics today are outstanding. For different reasons, of course, but they're great!

    Happy...
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    Re: SotD Friday 2 April

    Lessa, your pictures are hilarious. Thanks!

    Wearing No 19 today.

    Have a good Good Friday, everyone!
  96. Re: Have you found you have a predeliction towards certain NOSES?

    Ernest Beaux is one of my favorite perfumers. I gravitate towards his fragrances: No 5, the original Evening in Paris, Bois des Iles, etc.
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday - 1 April, 2010

    Happy April Fool's to everyone!

    Wearing Calandre today. I have a decant of Folavril I got just for the occasion, but wasn't up for it. Maybe later.

    Have a good evening, all!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 31 March

    Wearing No 19 on this lovely spring day.

    Have a good evening, everyone!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30 March

    It's another No 5 Eau Premiere day.

    Have a good Tuesday, everyone!
  100. Re: Which fragrances are the 'black sheeps' of your collection?

    What a fun question.

    One of my black sheep is Lanvin's Eclat d'Arpege. The bloggers generally diss it, LT dissed it, purists dislike the name. Doesn't seem to get a lot of love, but I still like...
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