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    Re: SOTD Friday 30th January 2015

    Coty Muguet des Bois
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 29th January 2015

    Sorry for your loss, easyfish.

    Chanel Coromandel, today.

    Contrary to popular belief, some camellia species do have scent. (Camellia sinensis is of course Tea.) I went to a camellia exposition...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    That's an interesting predicament that so many people's first perfumes are now discontinued or rare.

    I have no such problem because 30 Roses generously gave me a decant of our mutual first...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi socalwoman,

    Is the Dune decant still available?

    I have pmed you.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 28th January 2015

    HdP Rosam
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day- January 2015

    Pacifica Spanish Amber
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    Re: What famous people wear

    This.
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    Re: My visit to Museu del Perfum in Barcelona

    thank you for the beautiful pictures mdclx and making us aware of this amazing museum!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27th January 2015

    Chanel Bois des Iles
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Amouage Dia pour Femme
  11. Re: Is it just me or not many people wear fragrances?

    It's a far cry now from what it used to be. Back in the eighties, my experience was that anyone who wore a suit and tie or skirt wore fragrance.
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome to Basenotes, flaubert!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Caron Nuit de Noel
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23rd January 2015

    Not a fan of fruit other than citrus, but I've got a sample of Prescriptives Calyx for today
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2015

    You're right, it is discontinued, which I forgot to mention. That fact that it can still be bought cheaply right now was the reason for my feeling a bit urgent about recommending it.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    Caron Parfum Sacrée

    I've been thinking of 30 Roses lately and hoping all is well with her and her mom.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 21st January 2015

    Lolita Lempicka L'eau de Jolie

    from a sample given with a purchase.

    The other sample was a horrid Jessica Simpson fragrance from a gourmand line Taste or Dessert or something. Too awful to...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20th January 2015

    Eau de Guerlain

    Thanks for the osmanthus tips, guys.
  19. Re: Newbie: Dates for when a fragrance was discontinued?

    Welcome, Groovegal!

    I second what hednic has already said.
  20. Re: Jean Patou re-issue 'Deux Amour' 'Que Sais-Je'? & 'Adieu Sagesse'

    I had a set of 12 mini-bottles of Jean Patou perfumes back in the day including Adieu Sagesse, and with Joy, I can say emphatically that Amour Amour and Que Sais-je were my favorite Patous,...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    SL à La Nuit

    Over the weekend I tried Hermès Osmanthus Yunnan and Ormonde Jayne Osmanthus side by side.

    I think I am getting what Osmanthus smells like - light, airy, but dirty at the same...
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day- January 2015

    Pacifica Orange Blossom Neroli
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 16 January, 2015.

    Chanel Coco
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 15 January, 2015.

    Diptyque Eau Lente
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    Cuir de Lancome & Cuir de Russie
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    Re: Sample of the Day - January 2015

    I bought a sample of Balmain de Balmain on a clearance, and I have not regretted it.

    This is a wonderful green fragrance. Unfortunately I am quite sure now that I am allergic to some ingredient in...
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    Re: What is the best vanilla fragrance?

    Welcome ajdobbin!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 13th January 2015

    Welcome TefanG!

    Balmain de Balmain
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    Re: An allergic reaction to scents....

    Thanks for this. I think this may help me manage my allergies, too.
    I was doing some research on a particular note yesterday when I found a random link. I clicked to a one page website from the...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 12th January 2015

    Happy Birthday, kalli!

    DK Black Cashmere
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    Re: Today I bought January 2015

    Rochas Absolu
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    Re: SOTD Friday 9th January 2015

    Chopard Casmir
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 8th January 2015

    Nice story, Quarry.

    SOTD is AG Songes
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 7th January 2015

    SOTD was Norell
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th January 2015

    Happy Birthday, Jon!

    SOTD was also Cuir de Russie
  36. Thread: intro:-):-)

    by Zilpha
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    Re: intro:-):-)

    Welcome to Basenotes, mfh647!
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome to Basenotes, Marlfox!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 5th January 2015

    OJ Frangipani
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Xscent Thanks for the tip!

    I tried Beige recently and it was love. It is totally on my secret wish list.
    I'm debating whether to buy a FB from the official Chanel website or re-learn how to use...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2nd January 2015

    Welcome back Trilby Lark and foxbins!

    OJ Tolu
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Virtually everything I've worn in 2014 was new to me.
    Recently I have been having a blast working my way through the Ormonde Jayne Discovery Set (30% off Black Friday Sale purchase).
    I was mostly...
  42. Re: The Three New Oriza L. Legrand fragrances now at Luckyscent!!

    They do look and sound lovely but
    Marry Us? Chive? Really?
  43. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Ah, I see what you did there.

    Deliberately provoking people with personal insults and then disingenuously blaming them when they respond negatively and then pretending to have the high moral...
  44. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    She's fun on this forum.

    I'm getting tired of personal attacks on her instead of reasoned debate. It isn't necessary; it only buttresses her point about offensiveness; and it's against the rules....
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day- January 2015

    Diptyque Oliban
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1st January 2015

    OJ Tiare

    All of those people cannot possibly be having birthdays today. I suspect something is awry.
    Perhaps January 1st is a default birthday on Basenotes?
  47. Re: read reviews & then smell or smell then read reviews?

    I also live where in-store testing is unavailable, so I must rely on sample services. With literally hundreds of new fragrances flooding the market each year, how to know what to test? I would really...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 31st December 2014

    Ormonde Jayne Sampaquita

    Happy New Year everyone!
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome to Basenotes, Goldfinger, Willfromtoronto and Aphroditelux!
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    Re: Your favorite Iris (Orris) scents

    +1 Hermès Iris Ukiyoe
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    Re: the best true rose scent

    L'Occitane Rose et Reines
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - December 2014

    Pacifica Neroli Orange Blossom
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Tuesday, 30 December, 2014.

    Ormonde Jayne Ta'aif
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - December 2014

    Diptyque Oliban
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - December 2014

    Pacifica Spanish Amber
  56. Re: Please rank what is most important - smell, name, house, bottle, sex, performance, price

    It's interesting that you ask this, because if you want to know what fragrance it is you want to sample or buy, you need to know its name before just about anything else except maybe its composition....
  57. Re: Please rank what is most important - smell, name, house, bottle, sex, performance, price

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  58. Re: Please rank what is most important - smell, name, house, bottle, sex, performance, price

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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23rd December 2014

    Hope that you and your mother get to a more comfortable place soon, 30 Roses.

    And you are right, Betsey. After a couple times of "I can't see my car in the driveway because it's---- just under...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome to Basenotes eccj!
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    I have tested most of these recently and Bois des Isles and Beige were my favorites, but I'm a frangipani lover.
    I liked Sycomore a lot but found it rather masculine. Coromandel was the densest...
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    Re: December Purchases 2014

    My discovery set from the Black Friday sale from Ormonde Jayne has arrived. Yeowww!!!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 22nd December 2014

    Ormonde Jayne Zizan
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - December 2014

    Diptyque Feu de Bois
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th December 2014

    Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit
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    Re: Another "Please Help" thread. (Xmas gift)

    Maybe another Jo Malone.

    Guerlain Insolence or any of the Acqua Allegoria line

    Chanel No. 18

    I'll bet any number of flankers to these designer scents would suit her style : Bulgari Omnia or...
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    Re: Big Scent, Big Statement?

    Oh, you rocked so many different hair styles and managed to look beautiful in all of them. Quite a feat!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th December 2014

    Sorry for your loss, mocha!
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    Re: I need something new!

    Welcome to Basenotes, me-blonde!

    Here's a list based on some of your note preferences (although you have a couple of aquatics, I couldn't nail down anything that fit)
    I don't know if all of these...
  70. Re: Suggestion for Givenchy Le Bouquet absolu replacement

    Fragrantica's reviews mention a number of fragrances that this one evoked:

    Ange ou Demon le secret

    Jil Sandesr Sun

    Valentino Valentina

    Elie Saab le pafum
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th December 2014

    I enjoyed your video, Quarry. Very well done!

    cello, you're wearing....sushi?


    My SOTD is Prescriptives Calyx.
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    Re: Big Scent, Big Statement?

    How is it possible that the thread has been going on this long without a mention of Giorgio?
    That was absolutely inescapable in the '80s and got into everyone's airspace.
    I never liked it but it...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th December 2014

    Good luck at the dentist, Mocha!

    Sotd is vintage Mary Chess Tapestry
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    If anyone is interested in Fragrantica's

    Best Perfume list of 2014

    it has been linked in a post in a thread in the Men's Fragrance Discussion section

    for your convenience.
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    I don't get your point. This topic has nothing to do with tech, but it is a general discussion.
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    Re: Best Perfumes of 2014 - Fragrantica

    This could easily have been posted in General Discussion.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th December 2014

    Get well soon, ineespenes.

    Happy Hanukkah!

    I'm in vintage Floris Ormonde today.

    It is not in the Basenotes or Fragrantica directories. I have it in perfume form although it was marketed to...
  78. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Ya made me laugh.
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    Re: a question about "incense"

    Thank you for your replies. I'm very fond of different types of incense, but there was one kind in perfumes that I couldn't tolerate as a young woman. I guess I'll never be able to identify it....
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    Re: SOTD Monday 15th December 2014

    OMG, zeniba, your baking sounds delicious!

    I hope you have a better week, too, dora.

    My SOTD is SMN Ginestra.

    I've only ever seen Scotch Broom in pictures. I know it was the personal symbol...
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    Re: Black Friday - Ormonde Jayne- 30% Off

    Thank you for posting about this. I had a difficult time placing my order as the check-out screen froze every time I tried to hit enter.
    I left an e-mail and received a phone call in order to make...
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    a question about "incense"

    In some perfumes the notes will be given as frankincense, myrrh, opoponax, etc. and at other times the ingredient is just given the generic term of "incense". What exactly is meant by this "incense"?...
  83. Re: Which fragrances remind you of a Grandma smell?

    Love this slip. Christina is the actress. The couturière is Nina.
  84. Re: Help! Hate Shalimar until the very end, but LOVE the finish

    People who do not live near major department stores have to rely on the internet.
    They buy samples and decants from businesses who specialize in that service. Or they go in on splits here on...
  85. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Aha!
    Thanks for cluing me in. I didn't even know "sex panther" came from a joke.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - December 2014

    Pacifica Spanish Amber
  87. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    Amazing work, again. The second version really makes better sense. But Aventus is still in the middle of the pack - hee!

    And this:
    "There’s this positive review written in 2009 for Kouros, of...
  88. Re: Help! Hate Shalimar until the very end, but LOVE the finish

    Amber does come to mind about what you are describing, but perhaps it might be the opoponax in Shalimar. Opoponax is a type of incense that most people describe as smelling like English toffee.

    I...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 14th December 2014

    AdP Magnolia Nobile

    Very pretty, but it's not reminding me of the variety of magnolia we have around here. I'll have to save the rest of my sample for May and compare. Even though we have seven...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 13 December 2014

    My SOTDs for the last three days have been
    HdP Vert Pivoine
    DK Black Cashmere
    EL PC Tuberose Gardenia
    all excellent fragrances.

    Your costume sounds great, teardrop!

    Glad you have your...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - December 2014

    Diptyque Oliban
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    Re: Tam Dao, not what I was expecting

    I thought exactly the same thing. I think I had the edt; that may make a difference.

    Fabulous sandalwood is Chanel Bois des Iles.
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    Re: Your next "must-have" fragrance.

    Getting close to 2000 yet?
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    Re: December Purchases 2014

    Congratulations, ErinK!
    That's an exciting find!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9th December 2014

    Perry Ellis Black for Her
  96. Poll: Re: Interested in knowing everybodys AGE and SEXUAL ORIENTATION

    I sincerely hope that you do not continue to be "accused" of being gay. Maybe mistaken for being gay, or perhaps stereotyped as being gay. But "accused" implies that you have done or are something...
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    Re: Candle Fragrance Development

    Hi, TPP and welcome to Basenotes!

    But you're still not posting in the right thread. What you want is two forums up - the DIY forum. That's where all the experts hang out. Good luck!
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    Re: Luca Turin reviews 8 December 2014

    I was a bit confused. The graphic on the second page of that review calls it Santal Royal by GIVENCHY.
  99. Re: Top 40 Most Reviewed Fragrances on Basenotes with Overall Ratings

    I did not realize that the Creeds -MI, VIW, & SMW - were considered unisex. I haven't heard of any women wearing them.
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome to Basenotes, NSR!
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