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  1. Re: Not sure if this is the right thread? But who knew Coco Chanel was a Nazi spy?

    I think, from what I gather, she was a career opportunist. Also, a survivor at all costs.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    1000 by Patou smells like wealth to me.
  3. Re: Not sure if this is the right thread? But who knew Coco Chanel was a Nazi spy?

    :lolk: The marketing is cringe-worthy, IMO.

    The House of Chanel, however, knows what their doing by re-imagining a brilliant and flawed individual to the level of mythical status. I don't think...
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    Re: Iris Question

    It lasts a few hours on me. Yes, it is a typical cologne concentration.

    Mine is this color:...
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    Re: Iris Question

    It's special. Very dry with an earthy green scent.

    There's a sweetness that comes in, in the No.19 EdP (1990's?) that turns me off to the fragrance. Maybe its the rose.
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    Re: Iris Question

    The vintage eau de cologne I own has a mint-ish note in the open.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Congratulations!
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris Riviera!

    I think it was just released. I look forward to trying this.

    Anyone give this a whirl yet?
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    Re: Lanvin perfume collection 60s

    Wonderful collection! I'd love to reach into the pictures!!
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    Re: Iris Question

    Don't know anything about the two you mentioned, but I was the same way concernlng iris. It's been a love of mine only for about the last six years. Before that I wasn't interested.

    Here are my...
  11. Re: Chalk & Cheese....Smells good on them but like pee on you?

    The gorgeous "Cassini" back in the day turned sour on my skin. I gave the product line to my assistant and it worked beautifully on her.
    Une Fleur de Cassie gets sour and shrieks, so does Chanel...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Agree. Skin can get really thin in these parts.
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    Re: 'Tom Ford made it custom for me'

    The scene in the restaurant is hilarious!
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    Re: Bvlgari Black no longer in production

    The word that came to mind when I first smelled Black was provocative. A handsome vampire could wear Black:laugh:.
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    Re: Bvlgari Black no longer in production

    Yes, the SA at Saks called it unisex - the first I'd heard that word when referring to perfumes. I remember it had no development which added to its appeal rather than the opposite.
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    Re: Bvlgari Black no longer in production

    A very apt description. There was something otherworldly about Black - almost like a fragrance from another universe.

    I bought it upon first smell during its debut at Saks. Lover at first...
  17. Poll: Re: Which Chanel As A Gift? (Please Vote To Help Out)

    My vote is No. 19 Poudre. Very modern and quirky at the same time. Not too dressy and not too casual. Not a fragrance that is everywhere. I think it's an equivalent to a Jil Sander design.
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    Re: The Future's So Bright....

    I bought a pair of sunglasses from the "Bocca" line of Face-a-Face. Love them - quite a splurge!

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    :laugh:
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Rich countrymen killed innocent people.
    DOLCE
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    Re: The Wine and Spirits Thread

    Gin is so interesting and mixing it with citrus creates uniques flavors. There are so many different types. Around my neck of the woods, I usually order Tanqueray - thanks for your recommendation.
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    Re: The Wine and Spirits Thread

    Salty Dog's are great in the summer! I also drink Greyhounds. Simply, gin and grapefruit, up, in a martini glass and a small squeeze of lime. Yum.
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    Re: The Wine and Spirits Thread

    I discovered Applaus gin in Munich this year - made in Stuttgart.
    An explosion of botanicals, mixed with fresh-squeezed grapefruit juice.

    The best, in my experience. However, I'll have to wait...
  23. Re: Perfume Party Notes: Les Exclusifs edt vs edp, Sycomore, 31 Rue Cambon, Bois des Iles, Coromande

    Great thread! I look forward to more of your comparisons.

    "Gorgeous George" A new Chanel release for men and women.
  24. Re: Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    What I like, but does not work for me and will not wear:

    Carnal Flower- Love it when I spray the air, but it is much too literal for me to wear and it turns rather sour on my skin.
    Chanel 22 -...
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    Re: I hate splash bottles!

    Another who really likes splash. Love splashing on damp skin after a bath or shower.
  26. Thread: Chanel 1957

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    Re: Chanel 1957

    It's probably one of the white musks that you find annoying. I find that a little goes a long way.
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    Re: Quality fragrances In hotel rooms

    As for Ferragamo, I don't think they have a shampoo and lotion line - not the one that was at the hotel. So, probably, they could put any inexpensive shampoo formula in those little plastic bottles...
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    Re: Quality fragrances In hotel rooms

    Very expensive, but worth every penny. The old post office - nothing like it with a great view from our room. No trump brands that I could see:lolk:
    One of those trips where everything fell into...
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    Re: Quality fragrances In hotel rooms

    The Palace in New York, maybe 6 years ago, offered Ferragamo bath and body products in their rooms.
    The Waldorf Astoria offered Molton Brown - my first taste of the brand, six or seven years ago.
    ...
  30. Re: For wife.. Malle Carnal Flower v. Clive Christian Cosmos Flower

    Among the Chanel Exclusifs, both Beige and Gardenia come to mind. Beige for a honeyed floral and Gardenia for a tropical floral. Also, 1932 since she likes Coco - has the same DNA, IMO.
    ...
  31. Re: New Guerlain “counter” at the renovated Ogilvy in Montréal

    Beautiful! Thanks.
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    Re: No. 5 (and other ubiquitous perfumes)

    But, more OT. If I like it on me, I wear it.
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    Re: No. 5 (and other ubiquitous perfumes)

    The newer No. 5's (including your 2016) are some of the best, IMO. Modern, contemporary and very wearable. I have vintages of all sorts for references, but I concede, they feel old fashioned -...
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Try on the hairnet, Ethel.

    AXPON
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    Re: The poster this forum misses the most is ...

    Many mentioned and yes, David, if you hear me, please return!
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    Re: Luca Turin Chic

    Oh, I remember this movie and the quote and posted the same on a now defunct perfume forum. Saw it on a plane and enjoyed every minute.
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Have fun on Joey's Harley.
    VFMAA
  38. Re: Fresh spring/summer fragrance in extrait concentration?

    I recently bought Chanel's "Jersey" in extrait.
    It opens with a bright lime-like citrus and morphs into a lavender and vanilla with maybe a hint of iris. Jersey feels very high quality, simple and...
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    Re: Chanel Jersey Parfum

    cacio and PerfumedLady:

    Thanks!
  40. Re: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle d’Oranger by Guerlain

    I love the bottle. Just cannot get my head around all of the flankers.
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    Re: Chanel Jersey Parfum

    Checking in to say the perfume is divine:engel017:. The opening was the big surprise. Like a Tanqueray gimlet with fresh squeezed lime.
    Also, I agree that it comes across sweeter than the EdT and...
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    Re: Vintage Arpege: To buy or not to buy?

    I have a vintage No. 5 EdT Late 1940's, early '50's. It is glorious and when smelling it from the bottle, there is a big tobacco note that dissipates, eventually, upon wearing. I also have several...
  43. Re: Is it true: do bottles once opened mature and project better after a time

    Both my Chanel No. 5 perfumes and my Caron En Avion perfumes improved with aging. Every time. Richer, rounder and with better longevity.

    It may be the jasmine that turns the perfumes darker in...
  44. Re: wearing perfumes outside - kinda lose the scent

    When I lived by the ocean, I hardly wore perfume, I felt like I was competing with nature and losing.

    Did use a lot of wonderful soaps and lotions, though.
  45. Re: I like Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere; should I try the EDT and L'eau?

    If find the base in L'Eau to be identical to Chance and nothing like the other 5's. L'Eau's top notes are appealing, but the base is not my cup of tea.
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Very, very nice. Thanks for posting.
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    Re: Fragrance for a Quote

    98475

    "If you don't become the ocean, you'll be seasick everyday." - Leonard Cohen
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    Re: I'm Such a Dumbass (Fragrance Blind Buy)...

    Most are and FWIW, I believe all of us are somewhat obsessive over fragrances and so what? And, yes, Basenotes is the place to discuss fragrance, so ignore some naysayer who is having a bad day.
    ...
  49. Re: A Perfume For Your Favourite Movie Character

    98084 "Double Indemnity". Something deceiving. Maybe Caron's Fleurs de Rocaille perfume.
  50. Re: A Perfume For Your Favourite Movie Character

    98073 All About Eve.
    Shalimar for Bette. Look at that expression! Ann Baxter would have worn Tabu when going in for the kill.
  51. Re: Karl Lagerfeld's final Chanel show: 5 March 2019

    The mixture of patterns and textures was Lagerfeld's genius in supporting, enhancing and bringing into the 21st century the Chanel sensibility. Brilliant stuff, IMO.

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    Would...
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    Re: Mrs. Robinson?

    Such fabulous pictures of Anne Bancroft! She was something else to watch in the movie.
    Tigress or maybe Bal a Versaille.
  53. Thread: Chanel 1957

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    Re: Chanel 1957

    But, I think it is. Not overly sweet or girly at all. Warm and musky in the dry down, some citrus in the beginning and in the middle stages.
  54. Thread: Chanel 1957

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    Re: Chanel 1957

    Asha,
    I'm interested in your impressions of 1957.

    I think it wears like a warm fragrant skin. Similar to the vibe I get when showering or bathing with a Chanel soap.
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    Re: Chanel Jersey Parfum

    Thanks everyone for your input. I've ordered the perfume.

    Funny thing, when I visited Chanel.com it was not listed on their web page with the other extraits. I had to search "Jersey" to be sure...
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    Poll: Re: Chanel: No. 19 vs. Cristalle

    No. 19 Poudre gets my vote. It's about the iris and the musk. Stunning fragrance with a hint of violet that occasionally comes through.
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    Re: Chanel Jersey Parfum

    Thank you. I love the parfum version of Cuir de Russie and it wears very close to the skin, but long lasting. Longevity is key and most of the time I wear perfume for myself and anyone who leans...
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    Chanel Jersey Parfum

    I'm considering a purchase.

    I own a partial bottle of the EdT and a sample of the EdP. I find the EdP a little stronger, but not much. I like them both.

    So, after reading a few online reviews...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Best Tuberose

    Boy, I love Carnal Flower, but on me, it turns sour.

    Gardenia Passion by Goutal was a favorite - mostly tuberose, IMO.
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Beauty and brawn equal sexy.

    GATED
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    Re: Your Life In 5 Fragrances

    This is one of the best threads ever, IMO.

    What a terrific way to get to know one another by utilizing fragrance references.
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    Re: Your Life In 5 Fragrances

    My mother liked and wore Wind Song and various Avons when I was a wee child. There was a bottle of Chanel No. 5, but she never wore it and didn't like it. I never wore but loved to smell the bottles...
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Before death, everyone acts crazy.

    FEXPO
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd February, 2019

    Beautiful. Brighton is a special place.

    Today, Chanel 1957.
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    Re: Chanel add 1957 to Les Exclusifs

    It has become a new love.
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    My maternal grandmother wore 4711. My mother inherited a big bottle after my grandmother died.

    My fraternal grandmother was long dead before I came along. I don't think there was money for a...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Hi Belphegor,

    Nice to see your post and welcome. It's fun celebrating perfume with people around the world.
  68. Thread: Chanel 1957

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    Re: Chanel 1957

    Today is my 3rd full-wear of 1957. It's a very personal fragrance with a warm skin vibe, it simply becomes a part of me as so many of the Chanels I own and love do.

    Have to say I think it is a...
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Why are Lolly's Legos everywhere?
    SHEET
  70. Re: Fragrances that your significant other surprisingly...likes/dislikes

    I was surprised when my husband said how much he liked Patou's 1000 extrait. I thought it would be way too perfumey and old school for his tastes. Another surprise was his favorable comment on...
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Hal arrived notably determined, yesterday.
    LOUIS
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    Re: Your Favourite Extrait/ Pure Perfume ?

    Vintage Shalimar was amazing, as was Bal a Versaille.

    Of course, No. 5 - I only have vintage, so no comment on the current.
    Cuir de Russie, current. Wow!
    En Avion from Caron.
  73. Thread: Chanel 1957

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    Re: Chanel 1957

    Five, I look forward to your impressions. However, not sure if it will be your cuppa' as it's rather linear and doesn't have the kaleidoscopic developments like, for example, Beige. I agree with...
  74. Thread: Chanel 1957

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    Re: Chanel 1957

    Okay, I'm testing the waters with 1957 right now.
    I really like it and I get the white soap analogy. I think the orange is my favorite part - it blends to an expensive French soap laced with orange...
  75. Thread: Chanel 1957

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    Re: Chanel 1957

    I can't wait to test and report back. Soon!

    I just tested Jersey, and it is what I was hoping for. Love the Chanel white musks.
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    Re: what's the one note you can't stand much of?

    Rose
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    Re: Five Letter Game

    Sadly, after lunch, Anthony died.
    MOSTI
  78. Re: Black boots - necessary, dispensable or something in between

    Black with brown is a great combo.
  79. Re: Bar soap regaining in popularity according to Treehugger

    One of my many favorites:

    Maria Evora - has a white lather.
    94755
  80. Thread: Eight & Bob?

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    Re: Eight & Bob?

    I don't care about the fake history. Perfume is a luxury and with luxury there are stories that enhance the product for me, I never have to know whether the history is true or not.
    Also, I like the...
  81. Thread: Chanel 1957

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    Re: Chanel 1957

    Thanks! I'm ready to try it based on the purest, whitest soap comment.
  82. Thread: Eight & Bob?

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    Eight & Bob?

    This was just served up on my husband's Facebook feed:
    https://eightandbob.com/us/history/

    Am I the only one who's never heard of this house? I'm intrigued.
  83. Re: I just now opened my combined Birthday and Christmas gift from Husband...

    One of the nicest things I've read this holiday season.
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    Re: Dress Sneakers

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    Sesto Meucci - gotta love it when the Italians make sneakers.
  85. Re: What are your plans for New Year's Eve, and what fragrance will you wear?

    :laugh::laugh:
  86. Re: Vintage Chanel No 5 parfum—finally got the bottle open and...

    One major difference I detect in the current versions as compared to the old versions - for example, the new EdP is drier, less sparkly, more predictable and less fatty than the older EdP's that have...
  87. Re: Vintage Chanel No 5 parfum—finally got the bottle open and...

    Well, I'm supposed to be helping my husband, this morning, with a new work project:grin:. However! I lined up my 4 EdC's to sniff and they are all so glorious and different from one another. One...
  88. Re: Vintage Chanel No 5 parfum—finally got the bottle open and...

    Congratulations, Five!

    My oldest vintage No.5 is a late 1940's to early 1950's EdT. Dark, deep and full of surprises! When I smell it out of the bottle there is a distinctive tobacco vibe that...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    You really do live in the Oud Forest:shocked:.
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    Re: Old Chantilly

    Maybe Chanel's Eau Premiere. Most department stores carry testers, or samples are easily obtained via Ebay. Vanilla, powder and lemon with that divine Chanel DNA.
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    Re: Chanel fragrances

    I recently obtained samples of all three of the eaux. I was expecting a cologne strength and longevity, Polge mentions in an interview that he was creating these with a cologne structure in mind. ...
  92. Re: Guys and girls, what's your favorite fragrace?

    Chanel No.5, the current EdP.
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    Re: Angélique Encens

    It's so old school without being old fashioned. A couple of spritzes is all you need and that's a good thing after checking out the prices on Ebay!
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    Angélique Encens

    When Creed discontinued Angelique Encens about 10 years ago, there was forum-talk about it re-releasing it in 10 years. Anyone else remember this or is it just wishful thinking on my part?

    Right...
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    My Chanel bottles have no "VB"
    at least not from what I can see
    could it be that they are
    fake without a "BR"?
    oh, no 'cause they smell fine to me
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    Re: some changes at Caron

    I like the new bottles - the urns, not so much.

    Pour un homme is very nice and unisex, IMO.

    Frankly, I don't know how Caron could successfully go back to brick and mortar in North America. ...
  97. Re: What would be a female equivalent to Yatagan by Caron?

    Why not give yourself a day with Yatagan, itself? Could be intriguing on a woman (assuming the question is about yourself and you're a woman).
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    Even scarecrows who don't have a brain
    Think this Creed name does render insane
    While I'd like to throttle
    Creed folk with their bottle
    It's best for my health to refrain
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    You gentlemen should surely know well
    A Creed with an Oz name will sell
    Like the man behind the curtain
    Disappointment will be certain
    Even wizards can't make the smell jell
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    Re: Limericks and only limericks allowed

    Why all the banter on stink
    A fresh smell is worthy, I think
    There's we who abhor
    The smell of a boar
    Now time to throw up in the sink
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