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    Re: So... what would you like to ask IFRA?

    I wear verbena and citrus scents in the summer and have never had a problem with photo toxicity. I want real flowers, too, fake perfumes smell terrible and I'll make my own before I'll buy that...
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    Re: YSL Paris Fleur de Parfum

    Oooooh, sounds wonderful!!
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    Re: naughty, naughty layering

    I often reach for Chanel 19 EDP on days like that and sometimes layer it with roses.

    ((waves to raindropsparkle))
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 10 May 2011

    Creed 2000 Fleurs

    (keep in mind when reading reviews that there are two versions of this, I prefer the newer one)
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    Re: SotD Monday, 9 May 2011

    I sprayed on D&G Rose The One in the dept store today to sample it.
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue, a new love affair

    I first smelled L'Heure Bleue in Paris. It was just at dusk and my mother was showing me her new bottle as we sat together on her balcony. The memory has always stayed with me, every once in a...
  7. Re: I'm purging my collection and feel good about it

    Edit: Actually I do this every couple of years and start over when I get back in the mood. I just save a few that are precious or I wear regularly.
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    Re: chocolate candles

    Pacifica's Mexican Cocoa Soy Candle. Matching soap, body butter and perfume, too.

    http://www.pacificaperfume.com/fragrance/mexican-cocoa
  9. Re: Anyone have a signature fragrance? If so, what?

    My signature fragrance is usually the notes from the scented soap, lotion and shampoo I'm using - right now they are rose and green tea. I try to coordinate my fragrances with my bath and body and...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude

    Sensuous made me nauseous when I smelled the bottle, I wonder what they put in that? Don't think I'll try Nude, but nice ad.
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    Re: What fragrance is sex in a bottle ?

    I dont care if a man wears a fragrance or fancy clothes, but you should do whatever gives you confidence because that is an attractive trait in a man. Many people don't feel properly dressed without...
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    Re: What fragrance is sex in a bottle ?

    No fragrance ever changed my mind about a man I wasn't attracted to. Not fun, I know, but it's the truth.
  13. Re: Need help expanding my fragrance comfort zone/wardrobe

    I keep going back to Chanel, but also have a hard time with Allure and changing skin chemistry. Try No 5 EDP, it's longer lasting. And Gardenia. If you'd like something different, check out...
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    Re: Is unisex a deterrence for you?

    Unisex fragrances usually smell more masculine than I would like. I've tried so many, because I like fresh scents and am attracted to the notes, but I end up layering them with a few exceptions.
  15. Re: What would you layer with a rose fragrance to make it more masculine?

    I thought of layering rose with vetiver.
  16. Re: Gasp - Crabtree & Evelyn's Lavender Water is discontinued

    The new Lavender sounds interesting to me, I was so disappointed that AG and L'Occitane discontinued their Lavender scents in the US which had vanilla or tonka notes. I bought C&E Lavender Water for...
  17. Re: searching for a fragrance like 'a summer evening in italy'

    The Carthusia line is from the Isle of Capri http://www.beautyhabit.com/carthusia_fragrances.html If you like fig notes try Flora Napa Valley Cielo...
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    Re: Cleopatra's equivalent in scent?

    I think of Cleopatra taking a milk bath with flower petals floating in it. Quite a few from the Montale line would work, you pick which one you think, since you're going to wear it!...
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 30 APRIL 2011

    Chanel No 5 EDP
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    Re: Help? (Longshot)

    Terracotta http://www.fragrancenet.com/terracotta-perfume/guerlain/womens-fragrances/wf/en_US/02292
  21. Re: Your Top 3 Fragrances... If You Never Came Across Basenotes

    Chanel No 5
    Chanel Gardenia
    Bal a Versailles
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    Re: Bohemian Woman Fragrance

    I can read just fine, he never said or did anything to indicate it was about him and not her. He also didn't ask to be talked out of a nice gift, he asked for suggestions and got some good ones from...
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    Re: Bohemian Woman Fragrance

    Men have been buying women perfume as a gift of love for centuries. There is nothing wrong with that and he did not say or do anything to indicate it was about him, that dig was uncalled for. btw ...
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    Re: Bohemian Woman Fragrance

    If she's into natural things, you can probably assume she wouldn't appreciate a synthetic. I think your gesture is sweet and considerate. :beer:
  25. Re: Bourbon French Parfums - a taste of Louisiana

    Yes, I've heard of that store before.

    I would highly recommend Slap Ya Mama cajun spice, my friend sent it to me from Louisiana with Osmanthe Yunnan. Been using both ever since, love. =)
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    Re: December Purchases 2009 ~~~

    I bought a lot of Goutal testers off Ebay with no labels, don't know what I got yet. :)
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    Re: Bohemian Woman Fragrance

    I'm a Bohemian woman...

    Pacifica is a great suggestion. Their soy candles are wonderful, too, I dip my finger in the wax and dab on like a perfume. They also sell soaps and body creams.

    I...
  28. Re: Rant: 'Dumb down' just to be understood by SAs...

    Non-native English speakers (including French) don't always get pronunciations and nuances correctly, either. I don't criticize people for things like that.
  29. Re: out of stock items and bloggers make it too hard to shop

    I know it was a limited edition, I was trying to search on the off chance that someone still had it in stock somewhere. Sometimes I've found things at shops I never heard of in the past. Thanks for...
  30. out of stock items and bloggers make it too hard to shop

    Between bloggers listing every hard to find fragrance they can think of to get hits (without saying where we can still find them) and websites who continue to list items that are out of stock, it is...
  31. Thread: 99Perfume?

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    Re: Abusive response from 99perfume .com!

    There are Europeans looking to cash in on the lower dollar by buying stuff here to get shipped over there. I don't blame them but if you don't want to pay shipping and handling that is posted on the...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 6 December

    L'Occitane Almond Milk Body Cream, it makes my skin nice and soft and smells wonderful. One of my wintertime favorites to snuggle up in...
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    Re: men wearing make up

    Actually, a lighter self tanner looks pretty good imo but forget the orange or dark stuff.
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    Re: Obama thread

    I didn't see it, but it's explained clearly enough in the rules, no?

    2.8 You are requested to avoid 'hot topics'

    The Basenotes Community is not a suitable platform for the discussion of...
  35. Re: What favorite fragrance would you like to see in a candle?

    I don't like clones of other fragrances and never buy them.
  36. Thread: 99Perfume?

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    Re: Abusive response from 99perfume .com!

    Shipping is outrageous now depending on the distance, it cost me over $10 priority mail to CA from the East coast last week for one insured fragrance! It didn't even have delivery confirmation.
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    Re: Perfume for aunt for Christmas

    Hey, how about Delices de Cartier? That has a beautiful bottle, too. Notes: Iced Cherry, Bergamot, Pink Pepper, Gold Jasmine.
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    Re: men wearing make up

    To clarify, I only brought that up since you asked about straight guys wearing makeup.

    Would like to add that it really does make a difference where you live, what crowd you hang with and where...
  39. Re: Parfum1, 5 days, haven't shipped yet. Should I Be worried?

    This time of year I don't want to wait and wonder... I got really screwed once by a company whose name I won't mention since they did work things out and sent me a really nice freebie. But I did end...
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    Re: Fragrance for a friend!

    If you want to switch lines completely and don't want to spend much on a nice gift, try something by Roger & Gallet.
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    Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

    I bought some sheer lipstick by Cover Girl.
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    Re: Fragrance for a friend!

    If the Jo Malone line works so well for your friend, why not get him another JM fragrance that is recommended for combining/layering with Pomegranate Noir on her website? Grapefruit, Nutmeg & Ginger...
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    Re: Winter scents that are green?

    Antilope by Weil if you like aldehydic scents.
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    Re: Silly, affectionate names for your faves?

    No, I never do that. lol
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    Re: Favourite woods?

    Sandalwood is my favorite wood note and cedar is my least favorite.
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    Re: Perfume for aunt for Christmas

    A little late, but how about Annick Goutal Neroli? Since she's a gardener so she might appreciate the natural notes and it's a highly rated orange blossom, a note I often wear in January because it...
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    Re: You hated it, everyone else liked it

    EL Sensuous smells sickening.
  48. Re: looking for scents for tropical weather

    The KenzoKi line of body mists by Kenzo. Euphoria Ginger Flower lasts on me until the next day. Ingredients are natural, but it smells very sophisticated. I also like the bamboo and lotus ones....
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    Re: Your reference "rose"...

    Annick Goutal Rose Absolue, the drydown on me is gorgeous.
  50. Re: Parfum1, 5 days, haven't shipped yet. Should I Be worried?

    Thanks for the warning, I was thinking about ordering something from them. I have in the past with no problems but that was a while back.
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    Re: men wearing make up

    Adam Lambert is gay. Don't have time to read through all the posts this morning to see if anyone else mentioned it.

    I'm married to a Marlboro Man and would say that if you have a blemish or...
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    Re: I want an interesting Vanilla (cheapish)

    Speziali Fiorentini Vanilla edp $38 at shoplondons.com with notes of mullein and butcher's broom.

    Annick Goutal Vanille Exquise is also interesting.
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    Re: Your "I want it I want it!" list

    Dear Santa, I would like a gift certificate for about ten Annick Goutal fragrances, Neroli is at the top of my list if I have to pick just one this month. Thank you!
  54. Re: Anybody know anything about Tweed? (NOT Creed GIT)

    I agree with Zibeline in that I would not compare it to Antilope (this used to be my signature scent) but I like Tweed as well. Maybe those who love one might love the other for a different...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 2 December

    Balmy day here in the 60's, smells like rain moving in... wearing the last drops of Le Chevrefeuille by Annick Goutal, a lovely honeysuckle fragrance. Would make a beautiful gift for someone who...
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    Re: No love for lavender?

    I love it, my husband loves it, lavender gets a lot of love around here...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 1 December

    Sampling Nanadebary Green - Notes: citron, bergamot, basil, cardamom, thyme, musk, vetiver.

    This is one of those fragrances that the bottle is so tacky looking I would never buy it. It's...
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    Re: Basenotes...The Fragrance (AKA Pong Idol)

    You need to keep the practicalities of it in mind (ie pricing and market) if you want to sell to the general public and stay in business... just a thought. It's also something people submitting...
  59. Re: but what if cologne/perfume is only ONE of your many addictions??

    Here's how I've been handling it:

    Bath and Body Acquisition Disorder - I went on a "use it up" binge that lasted two years. Now I am only allowing myself bar soaps. I love them, they are...
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    Re: SotD Monday 30 November

    Sending everyone good thoughts this evening!

    ANNICK GOUTAL CE SOIR OU JAMAIS

    Rose flesh, candied petals with ambrette seed and secret ingredients...
    ...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 26 November

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE!!! :engel017:

    I'll be wearing either KenzoKi Euphoria Ginger Flower or Le Couvent des Minimes Lemon Verbena later because either one works so well with food, they are simple,...
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    Re: Favorite Jeans & T-Shirt Scent

    I love the colognes by Guerlain in the bee bottles with jeans. :)
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 24 November

    haha! Hope you get your files recovered, RainDropSparkle!! :)

    Songes by Annick Goutal

    Notes: Frangipani, Tiare flower, Sambac jasmine absolute, ylang-ylang absolute, French vanilla...
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    Re: Any recommendations for male fragrances?

    I agree with the recommendations to have more than one for different occasions. Check out this fragrance finder at Sephora for woody scents, maybe it will give you some new ideas and you can cross...
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    Re: Are You a Hoarder?

    My inlaws held a big auction when they downsized into an apt from a bigger home, each member of the family got so much to bid with if they wanted anything. They also do this when members of the...
  66. Re: please help me find a fragrance that doesn't offend my husband..

    I would recommend these lines to try:

    Annick Goutal
    Parfums de Nicolai
    Creed
    L'Artisan
    DSH (see dshperfumes.com)

    I can also wear many of the "classics." Of course, there are others, but...
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    Re: Are You a Hoarder?

    *purger*
  68. Re: Do you ever coordinate your jewelry and perfume?

    I do coordinate my scents with colors and if I was wearing jewelry, I would keep that in mind too.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 November

    Chanel for me, too!

    Dressed in blue jeans, a black turtleneck sweater and No 5 Sensual Elixir layered over Castelbel Rosa soap from Portugal. I like this modern, clean version of the original No...
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    Re: Your "I want it I want it!" list

    Thanks mysticknot, when they changed their name from PerfumeBay I'm not sure whether they changed management at the same time, too. Maybe they are having problems now, I was curious to see what...
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    Re: Your "I want it I want it!" list

    Did they refuse to give you a refund when they realized they hadn't sent the item or did you just go ahead and open a PayPal dispute over it first? You are new here and I've shopped there for years,...
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    Re: Chefs who should do their own perfumes …

    Creating a scent is a lot like cooking, if you're any good at it, I think the same of people who make wines. Great topic, Quarry! :)
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    Re: can we talk about texture?

    Bond was one of the lines I had in mind that wasn't well blended to my nose... since you brought it up... sorry to those who love it and I know many do!
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    Re: can we talk about texture?

    Aldehydes help the notes in a fragrance appear more blended or seamless, maybe that's why I like them in a scent. Some are great without them, which speaks to the parfumer's talent, but I notice...
  75. Re: It surprises me that the Male Discussion forum outnumbers the Female forum...

    I often stop to describe why I'm recommending a scent to someone who asks, but not always. I vow to be more conscientious. :)
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    Re: Bloggers must now disclose freebies...

    It's about time a law like this came along, now let's see them enforce it.
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    Re: Which fragrance for Sister in law?

    According to what you told us, she likes citrus, green tea and light floral scents. If you want to give her a gift certificate, I'd just go with that. She might think you don't like the fragrance...
  78. Re: It surprises me that the Male Discussion forum outnumbers the Female forum...

    I'll give an example so you know what I'm talking about... women used to post on the SotD thread and explain the fragrance they were wearing, what notes are in it, why they chose it, where we might...
  79. Re: It surprises me that the Male Discussion forum outnumbers the Female forum...

    I wasn't talking about what you said 3xasif, I was referring to the SotD thread. Until the past year or so, it was a place where there was more of an informative discussion about fragrance based on...
  80. Re: It surprises me that the Male Discussion forum outnumbers the Female forum...

    I tend to avoid the chattiness and just post on threads that are more fragrance specific here. Not sure that it's a male/female thing, more of a personal preference. If I have a different subject...
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    Re: Which fragrance for Sister in law?

    Different people have their own gift giving styles and my family looks forward to my choices for them, which I put a lot of thought into based on their own tastes. I guess I'm good at it and they...
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    Re: Which fragrance for Sister in law?

    The two I suggested come in beautiful bottles and have the kinds of notes she likes to wear. If they aren't exactly what she wants for everyday, they still make lovely gifts and aren't very...
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    Re: Foundation recommendations

    The moisturizer you use under a foundation will make a big difference, find one with hyaluronic acid which will plump the dry skin without making you oilier.
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    Re: Vintage costume jewelry?

    Don't know of any forums but you can learn a lot by browsing auctions on ebay. I have some pieces I bought there, but I only look for deals and never pay much.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 14 November

    :beer:*** HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOSTAPHA! *** :beer:


    * KenzoKi Ginger Flower over AG Rose Absolue *

    (not sure I like those two together, was trying to tone down rose this am)

    (((wishing...
  86. Re: looking for scent for gf: fresh, light, fruity

    Maybe Delices de Cartier for Women?

    http://www.beautyencounter.com/3432240017321.html?search

    Or look at www.loccitane.com for ideas, they have some nice fresh scents with bath and body...
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    Re: Which fragrance for Sister in law?

    Eau de Rochas for Women if you can find it. Or Une Zeste de Rose by Parfums de Rosine. Both have citrus and floral notes.
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    Re: SotD Friday 13 November

    Wearing KenzoKi Euphoric Ginger Flower again. I've been turning to this a lot for a day time scent this fall, very sophisticated and long lasting for a body mist. If the bottle was nicer I'd be in...
  89. Re: Considering serious downsize, please advise.

    I downsized this past year and sold them on ebay, have a few more left to go which I plan to list. They all only had a few sprays at most out of them. I do miss the variety, on the other hand, I...
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    Re: Elegant scents?

    Agree, adding...

    Bal a Versailles
    Chanel Gardenia
    Annick Goutal Rose Absolue
    DSH Giardini Segreti
    Givenchy Ysatis
    Parfums de Nicolai Number One
    Parfums de Nicolai Sacrebleu
    Carthusia...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 12 November

    Blew back in on the storm and put Hermes Hiris on one arm (trying to decide whether to get a FB) and L'Occitane Lavender Harvest on the other. It's around 60 degrees here but I feel damp and chilly...
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    Re: Anosmic to C16?

    I think I smell the synthetic musks too much and they seem to overpower or ruin scents for me because it's not my favorite note. But I don't know the difference between them as far as chemical...
  93. Re: What are your most nostalgic scents and why?

    Chantilly also brings back memories of my early teens - mohair sweaters, wool skirts, dancing with boys for the first time. So does White Shoulders.

    Bal a Versailles was my signature scent in...
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    Re: Best Perfume From a GUY's Perspective

    My mother is friggin hot in Ysatis. :) Le Dix is one I've never tried but I thought about it. There are so many, they often slip my mind, thanks for the reminders. I always enjoy hearing a man's...
  95. Re: Desiring a more pleasant alternative to Lysol

    Check the disinfectant wipes in your local store, all of ours have these at the front door now and they are really not that unpleasant. You can also try wiping things down with a hand sanitizer that...
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    Re: Help with Cherry Blossom

    B&BW had 3 cherry blossom scents, Japanese Cherry Blossom got better reviews and was an Allure Magazine's "Editor's Choice"...
    ...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 1 November -09

    Wishing you calmness and a speedy recovery, Baldufita! And welcome Evangeline!


    Kenzoki Euphoric Ginger Flower Blissful Beneficial Water
    ...
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    Re: Chanel N°5 Eau Première

    I have always been a Chanel No 5 lover, but prefer the Sensual Elixir formulation over Eau Premiere. It's nice when first sprayed, but the vanilla note seems cloying and artificial to me after it...
  99. Vote on Red Carpet Hits/Misses for Oct 09

    Wanna vote or see how others voted on celebrities red carpet looks for October?

    http://www.tvguide.com/special/redcarpet/galleries.aspx?gallery=Red-Carpet-Hits-1010505

    I liked Paula Abdul's...
  100. Poll: Re: Poll: Do people really want "lighter" scents?

    Another vote for diversity, although the lighter scents I wear have some natural notes in them and usually come from Provencal or Italian lines, I also like fruity florals if they have real florals...
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