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    Re: vintage Shalimar - advice wanted

    I am just a Shalimar slut. I seem to love them all: old to new, all concentrations. Yes, I prize my vintage extrait above everything else in my collection. But a vintage edc is my go-to almost...
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    Re: Sand & Sable by Coty

    Dawns on me that I have NEVER smelled this. Now I must! I love hidden in plain sight gems.
  3. Re: Does Black Orchid have an identical twin in another company?

    How odd: I cannot smell Secret Obsession at all. Completely nothing. I can tell there is something there to smell, but get just, um air. Which makes me sad because I love vintage Obsession.

    Black...
  4. Re: Which of these French perfumes do you like best?

    I would try Caleche and Mitsouko: both sophistcated, but classic, and distinctive. Caleche on me tends to be softer, yet has a good solid personality. Mitsouko is more distinctive. But you already...
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    Re: Today I bought - November 2012

    Just glad you got the one you wanted! I smelled Miss Dior last night for a few hours, in different concentrations. Went into Sephora and used cards and my sleeves and skin to trial run it. They are...
  6. Thread: Very Estee

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    Re: Very Estee

    Will keep trying to get a sniff while out traveling. Poor confused state-side sales person!
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    Re: I have a couple of rare/unusual perfumes

    I have the perfume commissioned by the Gabor sisters, in its original box. A find from a favorite thrift store. And it actually smells rich and deep, a hint of My Sin.

    I love hearing about what...
  8. Thread: Very Estee

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    Re: Very Estee

    I am traveling on a writing retreat and we all went to a mall tonight after dinner. The Estee L. perfume folks had never heard of this! The head sales person took my phone with this discussion on it...
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    Re: L'Heure Bleu - a re-assessment

    This is a gorgeous description of my love for the blue wonder. Thank you!
  10. Thread: Very Estee

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    Re: Very Estee

    I am a closet Estee Lauder fan. For such a long time, when I became a perfume lover, a few people led me to believe that all American/department store fragrances were trash. Thankfully, I let my nose...
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    Re: Aromatics Elixir vs Private Number

    I love them both. And the AE Perfumer's Reserve stays near to hand at all times. Private Collection soap? I must find.
  12. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    My vintage Shalimar edc wears so well. It is one of my favorites.
  13. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    Shalimar. And now my Vol de Nuit.
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    Re: Perfume Treasure Hunt

    I had some gorgeous extrait of this and just sold it this spring: me and it did not get along. I admired it, but could not wear it sadly!



    Love the notes! I like indolic just fine.
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    Re: Perfume Treasure Hunt

    Just some of these descriptions make me lust for the perfumes. More please!
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    Re: Perfume Treasure Hunt

    I am a Tom Ford fan most times, so that Neroli might make it to my list for sure. Coriander and I have a mixed relationship, but need to try it more. Guerlain Coriolan...another Guerlain. I just need...
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    Re: Perfume Treasure Hunt

    I really do like Aromatics E. and have the special edition. I might try layering that with some neroli. Adding a few notes to the original post.
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    Re: Perfume Treasure Hunt

    No, Twolf, I have not tried your signature, but am adding it to my list. This is fun!
  19. Re: serious question: convincing your loved ones you are not crazy

    I don't sell "it". I just do it, love it, revel in it, and smile. If it comes up, and somebody gives me a weird look, I give them one back even bigger. Us Southern women can be bitchy as hell with a...
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    Re: Perfume Treasure Hunt

    No, I have never smelled this one, but yes, the notes sound very intriguing. After I get some ideas from this post, I am going to order samples of all suggested!
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    Re: Today I bought - November 2012

    Oh! Lovely! One of my all time ever favorites. Enjoy!
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    Perfume Treasure Hunt

    As I get deeper into my perfume-scented obsession, it dawned on me that since I do not have access to a bespoke service, that I should try and find a scent that contains as many of my favorite...
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    Re: Today I bought - November 2012

    Oh, I just love to see what everybody is getting! It always gives me naughty ideas

    I am out of town trying to get a draft of a novel completed and do some healing. And I found the following and...
  24. Thread: Warm scents

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    Re: Warm scents

    Marc Jacobs BANG! I could have bought this for $10 US at tjmaxx not long ago, but never got to smell it. Now I wish I had!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 1st November 2012

    Very vintage JOY embraced me today. I love her more and more after first hating her.
  26. Re: Your favorite discoveries of 2012 ? Ones that impressed or disappointed you?

    Lovely thread and I am taking down names and making a wish list: so many Guerlains, so little time....and money and access.

    Favorite find that surprised me most: vintage Joy. I am not a floral...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Just let me know by pm if I am needed ok? We lost power due to the freakie storm on the East Coast, but up and running now. Who is sniffing? Even if I am not, will lurk and participate from afar!
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    I just did a sniff, so don't want to jump in, but if a sniffer is needed, my nose is willing!
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I make a final *bow* to our October blind sniff, host, co-host, participants and visitors. My poor hard back guide smells wonderful since I oozed our selections as I frantically searched its pages!...
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    Re: Question for the Vintage Scholars-Emeraude

    Old Emeraude is a beauty. I horde a few very old bottles! That roll on looks to be 70's I would think. And from the smell you describe, it is not the newer stuff. Enjoy!
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    Re: Extra spicy/warm scents for fall/winter?

    So many of the great ones already here. I love ambers (Ambre Narguile!) this time of year, and Youth Dew, Opium, Shalimar (ok anytime really), Coco.
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Yes, the kindle edition is very confusing.

    I have the Little Book of Perfumes, and it makes me weep in mourning for some of the greats.

    Will do a bit more investigating about the guide on...
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    Re: Chanel Coco and Coco Mademoiselle

    I am glad you enjoyed the experience! I liked Mademoiselle for a bit, but can't wear it now--headaches. But Coco? I adore. A friend, brave one at that, layers these two. My nose would have a nervous...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I just loved B, and got the Jicky-ness right up front, but none of the dirty.

    Vintage My Sin--oh, nasty, lovely stuff. I have 3 bottles in various states of disrepair.

    @cacio: I wonder which...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I need to update my guide then for sure!

    I went back through my samples and found an oud I can smell. Ick. Not sure why I had never smelled it before. To me it is what we in the states sometimes...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I give up on D. I have read the guide until my eyes are about to bleed. I have scoured every list with our notes, read more about sex and skank and musk in too many perfume sites. My head hurts. I...
  37. Re: Aromatics Elixir is a beautiful fragrance when tested on paper, yet awful on my skin. Has anyone

    This one smells like heaven on my skin, but turns to something musty and overpowering on a friend. I agree. Try it on cloth in stead of skin. Cotton balls do work! I love it mixed with oil and rubbed...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Cestrum, so sorry to hear about your Mom, but glad you got to join in. You have an amazing nose! I still don't have D. But then, I have been out of town with family. Home now, and need to get back to...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Out and about with my mom, and before we left, I let her sample D. Mercy! She gagged and ran to scrub her arm. I have never seen her react like that. I told her that to me it was just soft musk and...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    D still not identified for me. A bit distracted. But love reading about the different reactions. That D makes poor Irina gag, and underwhelms me, but is just soft and nice. That she loves C and it...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Trying to think of my favorite notes, iivanita, and I do better with I guess types, than actual notes. I seem to adore leather, woods, spice, and a bit of fruit. Moss, amber, and only a certain type...
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    Re: What else might appeal to a Mitsouko addict?

    As a Mitsouko junkie myself, I too love Azuree. Much more than I thought I would. And Diorella is on my lust list.
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    D and I still having a relationship. We may be in lust a bit.

    iivanita, I love your description: "nose explode": I so felt that way about C in this sniff!

    D is calling to me. Off to explore...
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    Re: Should I open my vintage Bandit?

    I love seeing what others find, so yes, please. Picture! And I am so jealous.
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Like you, mumsy, I get soft, lovely. I would wear this all the time. I bathed in it and would bathe in it everyday haha. Now I wonder what I might not be smelling!!!!

    I sent a guess to cacio. And...
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    Re: Should I open my vintage Bandit?

    I would have so voted with the rest: open it. Use it. If not in love, then you can still sell it. And since it had leaked, it was not pristine anyway. You can sell the bottle, box all still if not in...
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    Re: Fragrances you love but rarely wear?

    Thank you! It is something I wanted for so long. I just had this vision of me writing away inside of what I now call my spaceship. The whole inside is MINE. People know, if I am in there, I am off...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I actually really like over the top sweet notes. Amarige is a gaudy favorite of mine. It is a screechy, fake PERFUME note that gets me. Not sure I can quantify if more than that.

    YAY! Good work...
  49. Ack. I tried. I wanted to love this. I am just a...

    Ack. I tried. I wanted to love this. I am just a bit embarassed for Chanel and Pitt. The two together could have made some magic. This is not it.
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I feel like I should give myself a star and my nose a rest! I like the dang thing now. But can never wear it. It gives me a headache. Wonder which note is to blame for that effect?
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I am sending off my last guess before doing some writing. I think I may have the wrong version of the guide haha. Here goes, one last time! *sends note to cacio*

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    And if this...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I have gone through my hard back of THE GUIDE, twice. Reading any 80s frag listed, and ALL of the 3 stars. I can find nothing else to guess without, I hate to say it, some hints? I have thrown out my...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    No, I get NO rose in this at all. But then that big artificial smack down up front may close off my nose to more subtle nuances. I do get a bit of spice in the older versions dry-down, but I would...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Same here. I have guessed out on the big 80s I can come up with at this point and need to clear the air in the room. I have bagged the samples and going to rest my nose and self a bit.

    I have...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    What is so strange? I get almost NO musk from this at all! So strange. Point well taken, Irina. So, let's discuss this one. Can we ask questions. I bet Mumsy has it already guessed!!! She is amazing....
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    My mom likes to play this game with us, from a distance. I described this one to her and she said the name of something from the 80's I have never smelled. She said: big fake floral that gave her a...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    that distinctive floral: not gardenia, not jasmine, not rose, not tuberose, but some mutant neon variation of them? lol

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    I actually, gulp, like this on paper. The older one....
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I am glad I am not the only one getting the headache/omg my space smells reaction to this one, mumsy!
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I get maybe tuberose and gardenia, but the VERY artificial versions that make me a bit seasick.
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    On the right track then. Obsession it is not. That one is in my DNA for life. I get artificial floral, but still cannot get that dominant note! Off to try some more *sniff*
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Hmm. So far, I cannot identify any notes since I just get overwhelmed by the "something" in there that assaults my senses. It muddies it into generic "loud perfume" for me. I will take Irina's advice...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    c perfume
    loud
    artificial
    makes me want to scrub my arm
    hurts my nose
    I can taste it when I smell it--and not in a good way
    harsh
    a bitter bite
    loud floral note
    gives me a headache!
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Up now and at the day, and facing B. I do NOT love this, on me or on a man, or on paper/silk. It to me is ok at best. Well done, but fairly too close to the skin and plays too nice to my nose to be...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    No, no really, cacio, no need for such kindness! haha

    I will work on qualifying that animalic note a bit more. Off to bed.
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    cacio--Correct. B is not the one that made me gag and rush to wash my arm with industrial soap! That is the lovely CCCCCCC. She is a real bitch of a scent to me. I can't wait to get to discussing her...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Oh, mumsy darling, hang on. If you can make it through B and C without either a headache or a sick stomach, you are a better sniffer than me! One of the two, I do not hate, but would never wear. I...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Haha, love the notes on D, mumsy! So far, of them all in this sniff, D is the only one I could love. A, too big too much in some way that assaults my nose after a bit, but the drydown works for me. ...
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    Re: Le Couturier for Gabor Weirdness

    I now want to line up all my vintage old girls and try them out at one time. My nose may explode.
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I have made my best guess, after comparing to some very old, nearly black juice I have in a bottle hiding in my "nearly dead" collection.

    I would not wear this one, but I can appreciate it. I hope...
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    Re: Le Couturier for Gabor Weirdness

    It is very animalic--civet queen. Dark, almost heavy old girl...oh. Epiphany...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    So maybe my vanilla is more honey? Maybe I am not distinguishing between these two so well. Civet as my animalic hit.

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    Another guess sent but purely based on research!
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Hm, ok for me yum does equal that vanilla I get. I am still smelling vanilla on my wrist and on the paper. I first went toward a hint of Guerlainade, but it having so many notes makes sense. I do get...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Ok, back to A.

    That bitter note: carnation or vetiver?

    Maybe iris in the middle? Others are getting almost a bit of peppery, cloves? One said cinnamon, but that all may be carnation?

    A hint...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I have more to say, but will wait for others to chime in.

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    Is almost 12:30 am here and time for me and the bed to have a thing....

    I assume continue tomorrow?

    Good...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    First, quick impressions are up.
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    Oh, my ok, how to proceed. With fragrance A impressions? Notes I find?

    NOTES on Scent A:

    From first sniff:
    Marketed to women I would think.

    Here are my notes as I wrote them: will write...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    I await instructions!
  78. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    I need to buy Hypnotic Poison, and soon.

    One of the men in my life will lick me in passing, and in public if not stopped, if I am wearing Chinatown from Bond No. 9.
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    Re: A question about Calvin Klein Obsession

    I loved Obsession then, and I love it now. I have both old and new, for men and women. I carry a mini in my purse as a mood lifter. I tend to use it on my wrists in the Jeep driving home from work,...
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    Re: Shalimar EDT. Where's the love?

    As some of you have noted, I collect and use all versions of Shalimar, and all vintages. I have too much to ever use. Maybe. I may have to be embalmed in it when I die.... Eek. No clue where that...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, 13 October 2012

    Good to know she is home; bad to not get any answers. I have not smelled Citron Citron, but it sounds like a true pick-me-up and perfect for you today!
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    Re: Le Couturier for Gabor Weirdness

    Hmmm. I don't have a good remembrance, scentily speaking, of (shock) Miss Dior. It is not in my samples either. Does Miss Dior share any resemblance to My Sin? I have a very old vintage of that, and...
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    Le Couturier for Gabor Weirdness

    I found this in Virginia Beach and bought it, as much for the box and darling bottle as anything. I knew, and still know, nothing about it. It seems it was formulated for the Gabor sisters, but is...
  84. Re: Maybe not your HG, but your most interesting

    My vote would be Narcisse Noir, vintage extrait. I owned it. Then sold it. Now regret it. I love/hate NN.
  85. Thread: Fendi parfum

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    Re: Fendi parfum

    Oh, nice find! I have a small bottle of Fendi from a yard sale, but I have never really tested or used it. Time to get it out!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, 13 October 2012

    Feel better!

    For me today, I am testing scents for our upcoming blind sniff, so not sure what I am wearing! But I smell divine.
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    Re: Fragrances you love but rarely wear?

    So interesting to read the posts here. I wear my Guerlains and Chanels so often. Except for L'Heure Bleue, which I will spritz, swoon, but almost never wear out and about. I tend to spritz it before...
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    Re: SoTD Friday 12th Oct 2012

    Oh, I too adore Chantilly. I only have a bit of very vintage of this one. But I adore it.

    Feel better Wolfie!
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    Re: rose leather musk recommendation please

    I love reading these threads. Now, I lust for Citizen Queen. Sigh. I lust too easy.
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    Re: Vintage Fracas

    I have a mini Fracas that looks like these, and it does smell amazing, but make sure the price is worth the risk if it turns out to be fake juice. Some things worth a bit of a gamble!
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    Re: SoTD Friday 12th Oct 2012

    Hey all. So good to be back among you! I posted in the sync that I would wear Kelly Caleche, but when I went for it, my hands wandered instead to this present I got last year. I could not resist. It...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Ok, I agree. Kelly Caleche may win for me too. And I love the scent. It is cold and dreary here in the mountains of Virginia today, so a bit of a warm leather goodness wrapping its arms around me...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10 October 2012

    As I am healing from surgery, and starting a brand new venture with my life, much is happening. So, today I decided I needed a scent to ground me, root me in the here and now. I choose: hmmm. What do...
  94. Re: Guerlain Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route De Madagascar 2012

    Is it as good as it sounds? Details!
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    Sounds great, Twolf. I have a friend who is getting my forwarded mail, so the samples will find me. I hope to get to come home this week. And back to writing and a life! Add in perfume, and I can't...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    I have not really dropped out? Maybe I lost connection to the forum? Did it move? I pm'd my address to Cacio, but if it came in too late, not a problem.

    I am currently out of town, away from home,...
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    So our June sniff is on hold for now. My little wrapped set of samples will just hide out until they are called into use then. They tease me. The wenches.
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    No news on our postponed June sniff reschedule? I will try to be available whenever!
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    Re: Blind Sniffs in 2012

    I would prefer weekends, as the semester starts Aug 16th. so after that is really tough for me. I can still do weekends during all that time, but not during the week. I would prefer either weekend...
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    Do we still not have a date for our June sniff? Samples in hand and awaiting the news to GO.

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