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  1. I second the recommendation for Eau Premiere....

    I second the recommendation for Eau Premiere. It's light and elegant and I've always found it very uplifting.


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    Yes, I remember reading that too. Perfume is my...

    Yes, I remember reading that too. Perfume is my only real cosmetic, and I like to use only a small spritz at a time to keep the scent intimate, but I've always been instinctively extra careful during...
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    The first example, of the 8-12 week gestation...

    The first example, of the 8-12 week gestation window, was interesting, because in both my pregnancies that was the period when I couldn't stand using any fragances. I remember reading in a pregnancy...
  4. I'd love to read your take on Dune. I'm just...

    I'd love to read your take on Dune.

    I'm just coming into the thread, and have been really enjoying reading the previous reviews.

    Has anyone suggested any Cacharels, especially Eden and LouLou?...
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    I'm currently in my second trimester of my second...

    I'm currently in my second trimester of my second pregnancy. In both pregnancies, I couldn't stand wearing anything for the first couple of months, and would also ask my partner to refrain from...
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    LouLou!


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    Re: "L" by Lolita Lempicka.

    I got this recently as well, and it's become one of my favorites. Intoxicating and soothing. I love wearing it around the house in the evening, it feels cozy. :)
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    Poll: Re: What's Your Favorite Poison?!

    I voted Hypnotic... I have to admit, though, that I haven't owned any of the others. I have vague memories of the original Poison (I think someone in my family wore it at one time), but my own...
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    Re: Longevity of Hypnotic Poison?!

    Try a spray (holding the bottle far from your body) on your chest/torso. I find that HP smells terrible on my wrist, but absolutely delicious on areas of my body that warm up more. It took me years,...
  10. Re: Do perfume oils last longer then a typical EDP?

    I buy and use perfume oils regularly, in addition to EdT/EdPs, so I might be able to answer some of your questions. :)

    In terms of longevity, I'd say it really depends. In general, yes, I do find...
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    Re: SotD Monday 15th February 2009

    I'm wearing Hypnotic Poison, which I've actually been wearing most of the weekend.

    I have to admit that it took me years to learn to wear and appreciate this fragrance, and almost gave up on it. I...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 13 February

    It's drab and grey out today, so I've thrown on s sunny yellow shirt and spritzed some Lolita Lempicka. There! Much better! :)

    Happy weekend!
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    Re: SotD Friday 12 February

    Indeed! I'm curious about L By Lolita Lempicka now (I'm curious about vanilla in general, these days), so I've ordered a sample.
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    Re: SotD Friday 12 February

    Wearing Lolita Lempicka for the first time today, and... WOW! I can't believe I hadn't tried it before. It's one of those scents that simply make me feel happy. :) Licorice hugs to all!

    Happy...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 11 February

    The lovely Chanel No. 5 today. :)
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    I love the color of some of my fragrances:...

    I love the color of some of my fragrances: Chanel's No. 5 and Coco, for example, with their dark luxurious hues. They feel very much a part of the fragrance, and I'm very drawn to that aspect.

    In...
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    Re: Un Jardin Apres La Mousson.

    I agree that it's an odd scent, and can be somewhat jarring the first time. One of the reasons I took to it right away, I think, is because I spent several years living in Southeast Asia, and this...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 10 February

    A spicy dose of Opium EdT. It's sunny and warmer than it has been in a couple of weeks here, so this seemed like a nice scent to complement the day.
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    Re: Un Jardin Apres La Mousson.

    My first Jardin was Sur le Nil, and I fell head over heels in love with it. On me, the drydown brings out that incense note, so it's both green and smokey. I now also have a bottle of Mousson, and...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9th of February

    The lovely Angel. I'm glad I refilled my bottle; I really missed this scent! :)
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    Re: SotD Monday 8th of February

    Relaxing this evening in Mitsouko EdT. Luscious, as always.
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    Re: SotD Monday 8th of February

    Happy birthday to TwoRoads, and big scented hugs to those needing them. :)

    I'm in a lovely cloud of YR's Rose Absolue EdP this morning. Perfect on this snowy day.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 7 February

    There seem to be a few of us here, yes! :)
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    Re: SotD Sunday 7 February

    Mitsouko EdT earlier today, and now the lovely Angel for a second day.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 6 February -10

    The gorgeous Angel, by Thierry Mugler. :_
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    Re: SotD Friday 5th of February

    Thank you! I'll see how it works out with this one (still in the first days of wear), and let you know if I want to try the other formulation. Enjoy yours! :)
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    Re: SotD Friday 5th of February

    I didn't know there was more than one formulation of that Rose Absolue, Baldufita. I picked up a bottle of the EdP at a YR store this week, and didn't see any other variations. Is it only available...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 4 February

    I just received a bottle of this! :) I agree that it's very green; on me it's a bit sweet (haven't let it completely develop yet, though) and spicy. I love it!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 4 February

    C&S Citrus Paradisi for this cold day. Happy almost end-of-week! :)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 February

    I just happened to pick this up today, so I'll just stick my nose in the conversation to say I love it :D. I was sad when YR discontinued Rose Ispahan some time back, because I'd tried it once and...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 February

    Mitsouko EdT on this snowy Wednesday.

    Happy middle of week, everyone! :)
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 2 February

    Chanel No. 5 today. I started out with some drops of the extrait... and oddly enough I found them very weak for the concentration! Anybody else have this happen? So I added some of the EdP to...
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    Re: SotD Monday 1 February

    Thank you for the inspiring write-up on Citrus Paradisi, Somerville Metro Man! It's a scent I received as a gift a couple of years ago, and that I'm only now learning how to wear. I fully enjoyed it...
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    Re: Guerlain Help Wanted

    I have Mitsouko in both EdT and EdP, and prefer the EdP. I find it much richer and creamier, and it lasts a long time on the skin (and in the bottle!). :)
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    Re: SotD Friday 29 January

    Opium EdT for me today. It's -30C with the wind chill factor today, and I really needed to spice things up!!

    Happy Friday, everyone!
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    Re: Dry Fragrances

    Another addition to the list: Citrus Paradisi, by Czech & Speake. I just revisited this scent, and what I once considered almost impossible to wear has become a lovely dry grapefruit and herb blend.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 28 January

    After days of comforting Chanels, I decided to give my senses a wake-up call today by wearing something slightly more challenging. :D

    A couple of years ago, I received a bottle of Czech & Speake...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 27 January

    Chanel again :) : Coco EdP. So lush!
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    Re: Dry Fragrances

    I'll add another to this wonderful list: Aire, by Loewe. Very dry to my nose, and classy. I love this one on warm days, or when I just want something very different from my usual fare.
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    Re: S o t D Tuesday 26 January 2010

    A Chanel day for me. :)

    No.5 and Coco, both in EdP.
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    Re: Perfumes that just smell awful on you!

    Anything with civet is a disaster on my skin.

    For example, I received a bottle of Czech and Speake's Citrus Paradisi as a gift some time ago. Smells great in the bottle, awesome on my husband......
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    Re: SotD Monday 25 January

    My condolences and hugs to kewart :(.

    It's a rainy Monday here, with temperatures above normal (which means the city will turn into a skating rink when the temps drop tonight!), so it's another...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 24 January

    Earlier today, I used a sample of Ralph Lauren Rocks that came with a recent order. I was intrigued by the base notes, which are supposed to be bleached wood, sandalwood, and amber; I wish those had...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 23 January

    Happy weekend! :)

    Voile d'ambre lotion and EdP today.
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    Re: SotD Friday 22 January

    Just switched fragrances, to Hermès: Un jardin après la mousson, which just arrived. What a fabulous smell! Takes me back to the years I spent living in Southeast Asia, and how the street markets...
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    Re: SotD Friday 22 January

    TGIF! :)

    Today, a few drops from my aged vial of BPAL's Hetairae: "golden honey, fiery patchouli, sweet fig and clove, and a blushing touch of ylang ylang." The honey is really coming out on me...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 21 January

    For the evening, Voile d'Ambre lotion and EdP. I just got this today, and I love it!
  48. Oh, that sounds delicious! Rose and...

    Oh, that sounds delicious! Rose and frankincense... yum... :thumbsup:
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    Re: SotD Thursday 21 January

    Aire de Loewe for me on this cloudy winter morning. Trying to convince spring to come early, you see... :D
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 20 January

    Happy Wednesday, everyone! :)

    Hermes for me today: Un jardin sur le Nil. I'm still waiting for my other Jardin orders to come in (should get Mousson by the end of this week). Can't wait!
  51. Re: Differentiating between evening and day fragrances

    For me, too, it's more a matter of "how much" than "what", as far as morning/evening are concerned. :) Also, I'm temperamental like that. :D If I crave a certain scent, I'm going to wear it come rain...
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    Re: Making 4711 last all day

    I've also found that, the drier your skin (especially if winters are cold where you live), the less a fragrance lasts on it. I've been experimenting to this effect, because I was surprised how...
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    Re: Strength of oils & attars?

    I have quite the collection of oils, due to my obsession with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab. :D And yes, I find that a couple of drops are more than enough to last all day. The Lab has reasonable prices,...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 19 January

    Happy Tuesday, everyone!

    I went for a comfort scent today, since it was grey and snowy and I had a tough day of teaching ahead. So, Chanel Number 5 it is. :)
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    Re: SotD Monday 18 January

    Happe Monday to everyone, and my best wishes for Kewart and her family.

    Today, it's Un jardin sur le Nil for me. I'm expecting an order of the other two Jardins this week, so I thought I'd start...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 17 January

    Earlier today, it was BPAL's Hetairae oil. I love this scent, elegant and yet unsettling in a good way. :)

    Now, Chanel Number 5 EDP. I just love this scent, it's one of my regulars.

    Have a...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 16 January

    Good morning everyone! And all the best to the birthday people!

    It's Scarlett by Cacharel for me today. Not completely my style (a bit too sharp, not enough of a bottom end), but it was a...
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    Re: SotD Friday 15 January

    Yes, I usually prefer EDPs or pure parfum, but this was the only Mitsouko I could find at the time. I'm also discovering that keeping my skin well hydrated helps with scent longevity. I'd been...
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    Re: SotD Friday 15 January

    First post from a new member. :) Hello everyone! I'm very happy to be here.

    SOTD is Mitsouko. It's EDT, which seems not to be sticking too well in these cold winter months :(. So I'm waiting for...
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