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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    Forgot to add that I’m on a finish focus with Orange Sanguine by Atelier Colognes for August and September.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I smelled ckOne on a guy at work last week, and an overdose of vintage Angel on a woman in her 30’s at church.
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    Re: Similar to Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori?

    I finally smelled this at Sephora today. It’s a nice bright green floral. Here’s what you might like:

    The Pour Une Ete by L’Artisan Parfumeur (jasmine and green tea)
    Bel Respiro by Chanel...
  4. Re: Apparently it's now official: Barneys to close Chicago store

    I was just thinking the same thing. I’m going to miss Carlos and Trillian.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Tabacco Toscano By Santa Maria Novella
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    Re: PK Perfumes by Paul Kiler Sample Pass

    This sounds like fun! Do you have room for one more?
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    Hi Cook.bot! The smells range from green tea and grapefruit to play-doh and grapefruit, from my experience. The Flex hairspray has a particularly play-doh-centric smell. I like the smell of the PhD...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Nice. Do you prefer the EDT or the EDP?
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    I have fine wavy Caucasian hair. I have a fairly complicated routine, with a combination of high-end, low-end, and medium-priced products. My routine is geared towards hair health and allowing the...
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    Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Netto

    Wardrobe: -2 (-4, +2)
    Backups: 0 (-1, +1)
    Minis/Solids: -8
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    106545Today I finished my 75 ml bottle of Dior Escale a Portofino.

    Iíve had it for about a decade, but I use it much more often now that I live in a warm climate. Itís been discontinued,...
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    I really do.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    Spicy and warm, and strong, but smooth. Deep and oriental, I get the comparisons to Opium. Some of Opium’s resinous spicy lactonic quality is here. But there is also lavender, which hints at a...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

    Jujy, I’m jealous of your Steinway.

    In With Love by Guerlain today (wedding perfume) in honor of mine and Mr. Kotori’s 15th wedding anniversary.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    Iím trying to use the last dregs of Escale a Portofino today. Iím tipping the bottle oddly so the straw can get to them, but alas, not yet finished.



    I miss that smell! That sounds amazing!

    ...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    August:

    1. Beige
    2. Cristalle Eau Verte
    3. Dune
    4. Eau Belle
    5. Eau Claire des Merveilles
    6. Eau de Magnolia
    7. Infusion d'Iris
    8. No. 19 Poudre
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    Re: Most worn in July 2019

    July 2019 most worn

    10x—
    Escale a Portofino

    3x—
    Cristalle Eau Verte
    Traversee du Bosphore

    2x—
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th July, 2019

    Good morning all! Escale a Portofino by Dior today. Itís almost gone!
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    Re: Explain your icon

    Not to mention one of the greatest actors!

    Thank you! I do, too. I was thinking of something like Flaming June but it was already in use. When I stumbled on this image of Psyche, I was dazzled not...
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    Re: Explain your icon

    http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-5/psyche-opening-the-golden-box-1903-john-william-waterhouse.jpg

    This is a painting by John William Waterhouse. It’s Psyche from Greek Mythology, at...
  21. Re: Any sort of consensus on best facial sunscreen?

    Here are the ingredients for this year’s version of Biore Perfect Face Milk:

    http://www.cosdna.com/eng/cosmetic_3d57413605.html

    Note that this one is a combination of physical blockers (zinc...
  22. Re: Any sort of consensus on best facial sunscreen?

    I keep it in my purse.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    Came to say I received this (thank you!) and am currently getting over a virus. Will post thoughts when I’m feeling better.
  24. Re: Recommendation for someone who LOVES Tuscan Leather

    Thank you, Hednic!
  25. Thread: What was it ?

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    Re: What was it ?

    Just thought of something: the new eaux de cologne fragrances have Paris in the title. Paris-Venise is an ambery gourmand that could have reminded you of L’Instant.
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    Re: What was it ?

    You were referring to L’Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme? If so, Coromandel is a good guess, but so is Coco Mademoiselle EDP.

    If you meant L’Instant for women, maybe 1932?
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    Re: Nose is confused and conflicted

    Yes.

    Also, I use the SOTD feature here to catalogue my wears, and I try not to buy anything I haven’t successfully worn at least half a dozen times. I also make use of the wishlist and I don’t buy...
  28. Re: Any sort of consensus on best facial sunscreen?

    If you are using sunscreen to protect against aging, La Roche Posay’s European market offerings offer the highest UVA protection. I can’t speak for the linked website, but I love this product:
    ...
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    Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Netto

    Nice job! Are you planning to sell some more this year? I’m personally thinking about selling 2-3.

    Also, how do you personally decide what to sell? Do you use the SOTD stats?



    Ha! I think...
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    Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Netto

    Wardrobe: -1 (-3, +2)
    Backups: 0 (-1, +1)
    Minis/Solids: -8 (sold one more)
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Sniffing the bottle won’t do it justice. It’s one that I think does better on skin.

    Also, I am OK to wear Mitsouko in the heat, but I usually don’t. September 1-Dec.1 it is.
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    Re: UK Summer Scorcher - What are You Wearing?

    I wear two of its flankersó Eau Claire des Merveilles and Elixir. Elixir would cloy in such high heat, but Eau de Merveilles and Eau Claire perform beautifully.
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    Re: UK Summer Scorcher - What are You Wearing?

    Living in the American South, I felt similarly, but yes... thatís definitely not. I second the watermelon and sports drinks. The sports drinks are how my sons avoid heat sickness at summer camp when...
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    Re: Does this summer fragrance excist?

    I think you’d like Voyage d’Hermes, if you haven’t tried it. I also think you might like this alcohol free one:

    https://i.notino.com/view/dior/3348901292276_02__4.jpg

    Or this:
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    Re: can someone describe immortelle

    It reminds me of fenugreek or maple syrup. Chamomile? Maybe... but its herbal aspect is stinkier than chamomile. It’s the kind of smell that’s great in small doses, and in larger doses, it cloys.
  36. Re: Advice needed from anyone who owns or knows of 'Declaration' by Cartier.

    I personally love Declaration. My husband had a small one for travel and I used to borrow it sometimes. It’s citrusy and spicy with an earthy cumin note in the base. If you don’t mind smelling a bit...
  37. Re: Anyone else bored with 'masculine', summer-y, fresh citrus scents?

    It was discontinued this year, so maybe not... but to your question, I think it is, providing you like things like Chamade or I by Puredistance.
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    Re: Which fragrance to wear with this outfit?

    Terre díHermes Parfum
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

    Cristalle Eau Verte again today.

    Cuddlecat, feel better. To your question, Memphis TN summers are about 80-100 degrees Fahrenheit with between 50 and 100 percent humidity. Today is beautiful and...
  40. Re: Your the 'average joe' which two frags do you live with for the rest of your life?

    Chanel No. 5 L’Eau for summer

    Gucci Rush for winter
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Do you blind buy fragrances

    Iíve blind bought things under $50 that are really difficult to get samples of, but these days I have so many things that I know I want that Iíve actually tested, that thereís really no need. Iíve...
  42. Re: Civet. Please explain this note, and share your favorite fragrance that features it up front.

    For me the smell of civet ranges from breath to fecal. The best way I can describe the decal aspect is:

    Imagine you are holding a clean, lotioned, powdered baby. You nuzzle the baby because it has...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Maybe Cade is in my Demeter Bonfire (from the kiddos). Sometimes it reminds me of hot dogs a bit.
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    Re: Fragrance and Mosquitos?

    Perhaps of interest:

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/victorias-secret-perfume-repels-mosquitoes/
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Nice description! I liked this one and would wear it. Did you find it to be very masculine?
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Wow- I didn’t get smoked meat at all. Maybe it is Cade.
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    Re: Help Me Choose a Perfume for My Wedding!

    Keep us posted!
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Great idea.
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    Smell of a fresh morning + jasmine?

    The Pour Une Ete by L’Artisan Parfumeur

    That might be hard for your friend to find, though; it’s niche.

    Things that might be easier for your friend to...
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    Re: Similar to Gucci Bloom Acqua di Fiori?

    Hi jkonick,

    I’m pretty sure I haven’t smelled the Gucci Bloom flankers, and that’s a shame, because this one sounds nice! I like green florals.

    Have you tried Cristalle Eau Verte by Chanel? Or...
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    How would you all like to honor her?
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    I also had that expectation. (Good to see you, yellowtone!)
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    Re: Help Me Choose a Perfume for My Wedding!

    Hi Lauren O! (Hello from an original Illinoisian.) Are you near Chicago? If so, you can test a lot.

    I have some thoughts around your winter wedding fragrance.

    For that winter crisp/cold...
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    Re: Everyday compliment getter for teen?

    I was going to suggest Y. Or Dior Homme Eau. My sons like those. And Polo Red Intense.
  55. Re: Recommendation for someone who LOVES Tuscan Leather

    Not sure if you want another leather? Some fragrances that I think are similarly smooth/plush:

    Cuir X by La Perfumerie Moderne
    Cuir Beluga by Guerlain
    Labdanum 18 by Le Labo
    Dior Homme Intense...
  56. Re: Blind-buy advice for my female partner based on her character

    Rive Gauche has some similarities to White Linen.
  57. Re: Looking for help identifying a fragrance by bottle

    Or maybe L’Occitane Verveine or Verveine Citrus?
  58. Re: Looking for help identifying a fragrance by bottle

    Maybe Ines de la Fressange?

    https://www.palmbeachperfumes.com/images/InesdelaFressange%201-7NIB.jpg
    ...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I’m not sure if this counts, but I hate the taste of Loukhoum (Turkish Delight), but I really enjoy wearing Traversee du Bosphore.
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    Interested! Thanks for the pm, NCal!
  61. Re: How do you break a mental "Tie" between scents to pick a SOTD???

    You’re not alone! I’ll use such factors as these to break ties:

    1. Is it on the monthly rotation? If one is and one isn’t, I’ll choose the one that is, to help me spread out my wears more evenly....
  62. Re: Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    Shalimar, Dior Dune (vintage), Obsession for Men (the old stuff) L de Lolita, Gieffeffe by Gianfranco Ferre
  63. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I can get headaches from too much Norlimbanol, Ambroxan, and maybe a few others, so I know what you mean. I have tried Epic Man and I thought it was one of the best of the Amouages. But I tried an...
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    Re: Fragrance as Pre-workout?

    It is rare, but for me certain fragrances (or essential oils) when freshly applied or being added to the air in some way, can irritate my asthma, which is very much less than ideal at the gym, where...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I see you chose the Havana! Welcome back!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Definitely!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I remember eating a lot of mango in the DR, so I decided to wear Un Jardin Sur Le Nil.
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    Re: Gunpowder fragrances?

    This
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    In Season 3 | Episode 2 of Stranger Things, thereís a perfume counter scene at the Starcourt Mall. I didnít recognize any of the bottles.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

    Cristalle Eau Verte
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I thought this, too, because obviously the root is the same as “horse,” (caballo), but actually it seems it’s also connected to the root for “chivalry,” and has more to do with knights than...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Yeah you should wear A*Men Pure Havane or L’Eau du Navigateur or something.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Coffee and vanilla. When I was there I ate a lot of spiced chicken and rice (think curry), fluffy white bread with fresh strawberry jam or pineapple jam, mangoes, bananas, plantains, and citrus...
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    Re: Today I Got a Compliment On...

    You sure did!
  75. Re: Kids and perfume (I may not get my rental deposit back)

    Yeah, I was literally thinking, “I would’ve taken that Egoiste...”
  76. Re: Kids and perfume (I may not get my rental deposit back)

    We had a similar issue with my younger son’s Eau de Mission being used almost in its entirety as a bathroom/room freshener by my older son, much to the grief of its owner.

    For the record, we’ve...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Now that you mention it, I did!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    Sounds like a great polish. Diorella is near the top for me, too. It’s a favorite!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    https://r.lvmh-static.com/uploads/2014/10/kenzoparfums_diaporama21-1992x1296.jpg

    and I got a random compliment on it and everything!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    If it’s a link, put “” before the image link, and “” after it. If it’s on your device, click Go Advanced and Manage Attachments.
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    Re: Today I Got a Compliment On...

    Today a man I’d never seen before stopped me I’m the work parking lot to note I parked in the spot furthest from the entrance (to get in my steps), and when he got to a few feet away, complimented my...
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    Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Netto

    I totally just had to look up what a Fribble is.
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    Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Netto

    Awesome! Is it fun keeping track?
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    Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Netto

    Your project sounds really similar to mine this year. Nice job.
  85. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Not too much. More sheer, not very musky or yeasty, like MR. It reminds me a bit of Kenzo Jungle, though. L’Elephant.
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    Re: SOTD Stats - Most Worn, Milestones

    Great job, Bavard! Thatís an exciting milestone.

    Hereís my current state.
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    Re: Grandma's Handbag Scents

    Cuir de Russie or maybe Cuir d’Ange.
  88. Re: Vaseline & Moisturizer for Longer Lasting Frag

    As a skincare hobbyist, I’ll tell you that the rule is thinner to thicker, in terms of hydration and moisturizers. So, first moisturize. Then, Vaseline. Vaseline is an occlusive that will seal in...
  89. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    I think this is my favorite thing about wearing “detached” fragrances. It could help to explain what I adore so much about the Chanel house style.
  90. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    Chanel Cristalle (esp. the EDP, IMO)
    Chanel No. 19 (EDT)
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Chanel Allure Homme Sport
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Yeah, it was a weird thought! My boys would love them.
  92. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Vahina by Sylvaine Delacourte

    Fruity floral candy potpourri. Itchy and overwhelming like a makeup job done by a small child. Way too much dryer sheet musk, functional fragrance candy, and 1990’s...
  93. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Vangelis by Sylvaine Delacourte

    Spicy vanilla with orange, clove, and some norlimbanol(?) static. I’d probably love this come Fall.
  94. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Yup. Sounds about right.
  95. Re: Anal Completionist Newbie Needs Forum Reading Strategy

    All of this is great advice and very similar to what Iíd advise. Especially the thread subscriptions.

    My personal method of learning and analysis has been to explore by themeó notes, houses,...
  96. Re: What's your wardrobe's number-of-perfumes to number-of-houses ratio?

    Sort of like a wordle?
  97. Re: What's your wardrobe's number-of-perfumes to number-of-houses ratio?

    Oh, sorry— my actual ratio is 1.67:1.
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    I also realized I didn’t review the Tribute attars, though I did wear them. They were really gorgeous! I remember feeling surrounded by luxury with their leathery spicy oudy fruity plushness. And I...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Iterji Adghal

    Rose. A big, jammy rose. A hint of violet. An animalic leather that smells like feet (I’m assuming this is some very real oud.) Taken together, I am rushed with a strong olfactory...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Flor Mortis

    Mentholated indolic tuberose. At first it burns the nose, it’s so indolic and strong and has so much of the eucalyptus element. It reminds me of diaper ointment. Later it softens and...
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