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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

    Good morning,
    PerfumedLady, I'll raise another Sous le Vent for today... how does that sound? :kiss:
    Last working day before a public holiday plus two weeks off, but lots of work to do around the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    Good morning,
    Continuing the splash sensation in the morning in plenty of Sous le Vent.
    Happy Wednesday! At least the sun is out again after last night's storms and temperature drop of 15...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

    Good morning,

    A splish-splash Jicky vintage EdT 'wash' with a few spritzes of vintage PdT on top.

    Have a good day!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    :vrolijk_26: PerfumedLady, so good to have you back!!

    SotD was Caron Eau de Reglisse.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 26th April 2015

    Summery weekend here... I have been wearing Guerlain's Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat only. My bottle is gone now and I will stick to Cologne Sologne and Pour un Homme in the future.
    Best to all
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th April 2015

    Bonjour,
    Eau de Reglisse, Caron for me today.
    Let the Friday celebrations start.
    Best to all

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.17659.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 23rd April 2015

    http://www.weatheronline.co.uk/reports/wxfacts/ww221003_2.jpg

    Chergui, current version.
    Have a good day all!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd April 2015

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.5400.jpg

    Sous le Vent

    Have a good day all!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st April 2015

    Good morning,

    http://product-images.barneys.com/is/image/Barneys/502243359_product_1?$pdp_main$

    Chergui (original version)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20th April 2015

    Good morning,
    Douce Amère from Uncle Serge for me.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 18th April 2015

    The (very) quiet beauty Misia pour le soir...
    Enjoy your weekend!
  12. Re: Frederic Malle - Cologne Indelebile - April 2015

    I'm very much NOT impressed by the new Cologne Indelebile... a very sharp, old-fashioned and thus familiar smelling Eau de Cologne (4711 someone?!). I don't care whether it lasts or not.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

    Bonjour,
    Vega by Guerlain for me today. We're expecting 26 degrees and I will be off by lunchtime.
    Have a good day all!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

    http://product-images.barneys.com/is/image/Barneys/502243882_product_1?$pdp_main$

    Enjoying an almost summery day here too.... in Rose de Nuit.
    Best to all
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    Re: Guerlain L'Heure Bleue 2015

    An improvement would certainly be highly welcome. The last time I smelled a recent version chez Guerlain about 3 years ago it was screetchy and artificial. I dearly love L'Heure Bleue. I would decide...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th April 2015

    Perfectly in sync in Sous le Vent on this 20 degrees and sunny day (FINALLY here in the east!).
    Have a good day all!
  17. Re: Looking for a mint, smoke, leather fragrance

    Centaure by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier comes to my mind.
  18. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior, La Collection Privée - Coming May 2015

    I am not a Dior fanboy either (not even with vintage stuff), but Cuir Cannage blew me away. Absolutely brilliant for a 2014 release!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th April 2015

    Parure EdT.
    Best to all
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    Poll: Re: Which is your favorite Frederic Malle?

    Another vote for Une Fleur de Cassie with a close second Carnal Flower.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7th April 2015

    http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6191/6109327007_59521919dc_b.jpg

    Bonjour, Tabac Blond Extrait... third day in a row! ;)
    Have a good day!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th April 2015

    An early morning walk with the dog (and it is sunny but cold for a change) in new Mitsouko Extrait. Enjoy your day!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    Good morning,

    Cuir Cannage again for me.

    Happy Friday celebrations all around!
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    Re: Vintage l'Heure Bleue

    If it reminds you of the vintage PdT, it does sound like a treat. Enjoy!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd April 2015

    I'm sorry, Xscent, but I think I missed congratulating you. Now that's what I call a birthday treat! Do enjoy!

    Well well well, the plot thickens... ;)

    Ready for a cocktail and a smoke.... in...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd April 2015

    :2vrolijk_08:, G!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd April 2015

    His Handsomeness, our G., is being pretty. You know I had Madonna posters on my wall. Papa don't preach I'm saying to my age group...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd April 2015

    Bonjour, Sous le Vent it is. Have a nice day all!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st April 2015

    Congrats to G on 5000 much appreciated contributions!
    Jicky Extrait for today. Thunder & lightening, hail, snow and now sunshine soon as it seems....
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    L'Heure Bleue vintage EdP and now 'refreshed' with two spritzes of vintage extrait.
    Have a good start to your work week!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 29th March 2015

    En Avion Extrait (1980s is my guess)... to be honest there is very little, if any at all that I could decipher, difference to my stock of current extrait.
    Cocktail time is here! Cheers!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th March 2015

    After a three hours walk through the woods (full of violets, even white ones) with the dog and a hot bath afterwards, I'm now accordingly in N'aimez que moi Extrait.
    Seems I should pay the Chanel...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 28th March 2015

    Oh, Foustie in Milano wearing Tabac Blond.... Happiest Birthday, dear!
    Rather cold and windy, so in order to contradict this at least fragrance-wise I'm in old Jardin du Nil, MPG.
    Enjoy your...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    Un bois sepia again as this is what I took with me on my business trip. Have a good day all!
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    Re: Knize Ten - is it worth it?

    And, surprisingly for a 2014 release, Cuir Cannage beats them all in my book.
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    Re: What's Going On With Tabac Blond !!!

    My stock comes from 2013 and is perfectly fine, in fact, not really different from the old extraits overall in effect and wear and given their age. I have only ever cared for the extrait...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th March 2015

    Un bois sepia from Serge Lutens
  38. Thread: cumin note

    by Larimar
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    Re: cumin note

    The older Eau d'Hermes and Al Oudh.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    Angelique Encens for tonight. Time for a cocktail! :beer:
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th March 2015

    Aaaah, Eye-candies from Jon and kumquat! Love them!

    Refreshing the Tabac Blond a bit... *doing the sun dance* :tongue: while watching the sun set.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th March 2015

    Good morning,

    In sync as it seems...

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    I played a bit to create a new avatar.

    So, I am in old Tabac Blond Extrait.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 19th March 2015

    Vintage Eau d'Hermes and as usual it fades too quickly. A spritz of Ubar should satisfy my perfume lust on this sunny day. Happy Thursday all!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th March 2015

    Bonjour,
    I'm on a Sous le Vent roll...
    Ad buckwheat) I adore Soba noodles! I figure onion and rosemary must be nice in buckwheat bread... work in progress.
    Get well soon, Mike!
    Like the...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th March 2015

    Good morning,
    I have a day off and the sun bed is ready for later in the day. I LOVE early spring days. While it is still cold in the morning, I am experimenting with bread from buckwheat flour...
  45. Thread: Orange, but...

    by Larimar
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    Re: Orange, but...

    Rather special and not for everybody - Secret Melange (Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier).
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th March 2015

    A Jeune Homme (Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier) is blowing kisses over to the ever inspiring G-Louise. Bring on springtime! NOW!
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    Re: Creed Angelique Encens

    Own and love it. The latest version was inferior to the former though. It really is very much about that magic longdrawn drydown that is in close relation to Shalimar for me.
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    Re: Linking Fragrances to Films -

    Almost for me... I think of it as Jicky (or Mouchoir de Monsieur).
  49. Re: coco by chanel 1984 edp ,extrait de parfum and vintage help please

    The current EdP has been reformulated for sure, but is still recognizable. I smelled the parfum a year ago at the airport and was very impressed (a tad green in overall impression and less oriental),...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27th January 2015

    Jicky Extrait! Bien sûr!

    To go with a dusting of snow and a cashmere pullover.

    Have a good day!
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    Poll: Re: Best Perfumes Of 2014 - A Poll

    That's an easy one - Cuir Cannage! Probably the best new fragrance in ages.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th January 2015

    Oh, it's Jon's birthday? So I need to sign in and wish, yes teardrop, the truest and ever attentive and thoughtful gentleman, a most wonderful birthday with plenty of culinary delights (which I have...
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    Re: Found a store with lots of vintage, need help

    Good choices!
    I have the 1000 Parfum in the same box. It is about as good as it gets. Heavenly!
    Parure EdT is a superb choice. In this box you can be sure it is not any of the slightly lesser forms...
  54. Re: How does Lyric woman stack up or are there better alternatives?

    I second what cacio said. The Lyric Woman I smelled at Dubai aiport this summer was terrible, almost nothing like the original.
  55. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca Turin reviews Dior Cuir Cannage and Amouage Sunshine

    Thanks for posting the link!
    Cuir Cannage's got to be my most favorite perfume that came out in the past years (plural!).
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    Re: Europe Trip and Perfumes Seen and Bought

    Thanks for a very entertaining write-up! Good to hear you had such a great time. Now you have me interested in that Creed....
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    Re: Serge Lutens- El Attarine

    It does last on me, but it's a rather quiet (low sillage) 'weirdo' in my wardrobe.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 4th November 2014

    Hello folks,

    *Disclaimer: I'm a man.*

    I dare intrude your SotD today and I am wearing Angelique Encens.

    *Disclaimer: which is a perfume marketed to women at its times.*

    ;-)
    I hope you...
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    Re: Habit Rouge L'Extrait

    The Extrait is also my favourite Habit Rouge. My understanding has been that it features a very prominent (warm) styrax heart. It is a very envelopping perfume with nice sillage and plenty longevity.
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Thanks for posting the link! Great review on the Shalimar offspring!
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    Re: Blind buy Cuir de Lancome?

    Contrary to general opinion here, I think Cuir de Lancome is crap. DieNase, you should sample Cuir Cannage in case you haven't... it just came to my mind when you described your leather impressions.
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    Re: Shalimar edt or edp for men?

    Yup, mr. reasonable is spot-on!
  63. Re: :( Etro's Messe de Menuit reformulated!... anything similar to the old one?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/265942-Etro-Messe-de-Minuit-Cologne-Vs-EDT
  64. Re: :( Etro's Messe de Menuit reformulated!... anything similar to the old one?

    There are three versions of Messe de Minuit (search the archive here on bn) and the original EdC was rather unique IMO.
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    Re: When did Caron create dotted gold boxes?

    Thank you for the flowers! In fact, you don't need me, you have gathered most of it in this thread. :) The urn fragrances do come in the white gold-dotted boxes. Danieq's link showing the Tabac Blond...
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    Re: Best 'Eau de Cologne'?

    Cologne Sologne.
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    Re: Caron Reformulations - And Packaging

    Well, I don't know what it smells like fresh from the urns in Paris today, but two years ago it was a wonderful rose-violet-sandalwood perfume. I would only consider buying straight from the Caron...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday , September 20, 2014

    So good to see you, Foustie! :kiss:
    Do I see a Scottish flag under your avatar? ;)
    Dior Homme Parfum.
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    Re: Revisited my sample of Sous le Vent....

    I would not want to know the price of such a special order...

    Maybe you can still find a leftover bottle somewhere from a Guerlain Boutique?

    One of my absolute favorites, too!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 19 September, 2014.

    Have a great time in San Francisco, mike!
    I'm in vintage Mouchoir de Monsieur, which is nearly gone by now. I may spritz on some Dior Homme Parfum, which has just arrived.
    Happy Friday all!
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    Re: September Purchases 2014

    The new Dior Homme Parfum had to be mine. Finally, a Dior Homme something that I really like enough to buy. :)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 18 September, 2014.

    Pajama party chez Larimar ce soir in Mitsouko Extrait 2014 (from a recent split) with a Gin Tonic in one hand and salted almonds in the other..... umyummmmmm...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th September 2014

    Hello everybody,
    I'm in Shalimar vintage extrait to 'compare' with yesterday's Angelique Encens. While I really find Angelique Encens very appealing (the ambergris base) and very much along the...
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    Re: NARCISO by Narciso Rodriguez (2014)

    I think this really is a 'very good' (and I am not just parroting an expert opinion here) release on the 'mass market'. The white flower accord (more synthetic jasmine than gardenia to me) is a bit...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Trying it today... while I never liked DH or DHI enough to buy a bottle (although I was close), I really think I am getting one of DHP. Mike's review above is rather spot-on as far as I am concerned....
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    SotD - Tuesday, 16 September, 2014

    Good morning,

    Befitting an angel such as I am :engel017: :engel017: ... my SotD is Angelique Encens (the good stuff in the green bottle).

    Best to all
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 15 September, 2014

    Best of luck, Quarry!
    Move over, Mike! We'll have a few cocktails while sniffing through our fragrant wardrobes.
    SotE was older Narcisse Noir Extrait.
  78. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca turin reviews Tom Ford Velvet Orchid & Givenchy Dahlia Divin

    Thanks for letting us know!
  79. Re: Buying vintage on eBay: better sealed or open?

    Don't do it! I once had an Arpege in wonderful condition from the outside, but it had all evaporated leaving me with the base goo (which was interesting to understand the infamous Lanvin base of the...
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    SotD - Tuesday, 9 September, 2014

    Good morning,

    My downtown sniff stroll will happen today, so there is a lot on my agenda. I needed something fresh and airy, yet complicated and longlived (low sillage)... I reached for Sous le...
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    SotD - Monday, 8 September, 2014

    Good morning all,

    A new work week is upon us... :huh:
    I have a downtown stroll with a friend planned for this afternoon, which means an early end of my work day. A new Dior Boutique opened in...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thanks a lot, DieNase, for your interesting impressions you kindly shared with us. You make sound the new Parfum far more appealing to me. I will not make any particular efforts, but will definitely...
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    Re: Une Fleur de Cassie by Frederic Malle

    My favorite Malle, too! Outstanding! A bit of an acquired taste and a potential classic, hopefully!
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    Re: Can you suggest me a SL for th colder months?

    Douce Amère is cuddly and enveloping. A winter favorite from SL!
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    There is absolutely nothing out there coming near the big glamour of En Avion! Congrats, kumquat!
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    SotD - Friday, 5 September, 2014

    Good morning,

    Mike, thanks for the flowers! *bearhug* In fact, I prefer splashing my Lutens (and most others, too), although with Douce Amère there is oddly enough no real difference to be...
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    SotD - Thursday, 4 September, 2014

    Good morning,

    Thank you Mike, Jon, Quarry, jujy and some fellow 'fragrant-ics' being absent for a while! It's people like you that keep me interested and sort of 'bonded' with you. I'll take...
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    Re: NARCISO by Narciso Rodriguez (2014)

    I will definitely go and sniff it when it hits stores in Austria. I have gotten tired and fed up with practically everything that came out in the past years. So, do not disappoint me, you and Luca...
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    Re: Moment of Clarity

    Samples is a good point. I usually sniff new samples and may spray them in the air in order to assess whether it is worthy to be worn on my skin. I always feel it is a great waste of time to wear a...
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    Re: Moment of Clarity

    I think practically every serious BNer starts out on a journey exploring his/her taste and likes, learning to define them (notes, accords) and then hunt down favorites. Most seem to go through a...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Wednesday, 3 September, 2014.

    Good morning,
    Guerlain here too... Habit Rouge L'Extrait.
    Best to all
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    Re: A fragrance for my mother ? Need your help

    Sylvain, I think Chanel's Coco EdP (the traditional Coco not the awful Coco Noir or Coco Mademoiselle) in today's formulation is still good and recognisable as Coco, but pays tribute to newer trends...
  93. Re: New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    Thanks for the link! I'm intrigued enough to sniff Narciso now.
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    Re: Favorite fall fragrances

    After a usually hot summer I always long for the warmth and richness of Tabac Blond Extrait for a hopefully 'golden' fall.
  95. Thread: Cocktails

    by Larimar
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    Re: Cocktails

    I paricularly enjoy Daiquiris as served in Havana's La Floridita bar. Mint Julep and New Orleans are favorites, too. Of course Gin Tonic o'clock is not be missed - favorite gins are Giplin's,...
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    Re: In need of enlightenment...

    I fully share your sentiment, Giannino! I wear what I like and if it pleases somebody else - fine.
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    Re: Neroli essential oil instead of fragrance

    Try Goutal's Cologne Sologne and Pour le Jeune Homme (the Eau and not the Extravagante, which is heavy on ginger) from Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier. Both are under 100 bucks!
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    Re: Serge Lutens Miel de Bois fans!

    I can only confirm what G. says. The newer has a slightly drier, woodier thing going as well, but the difference of vintage to new is only minor. I can't say which one I prefer. Miel de Bois is a...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit- AMAZING!

    There have been reports from Paris that Wasser improved the musk in Vol de Nuit's base plus a new better galbanum source/batch. The opening is slightly animalic and has a hint of Jicky in it. I was...
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    Latest reports from Paris say that the Acaciosa fountain made a re-appearance at the Caron Montaigne boutique, which is splendid news indeed. I suggest sampling Pois de Senteur. There is hardly...
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