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    Re: Chandler Burr History of Perfume NYTimes Talk

    I remember trying L'Eau d'Hiver from my sample that I ordered and getting nothing but heliotrope. I was pleasantly surprised when I smelled it on the strip that night. Definitely have to try again.
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    Re: Chandler Burr History of Perfume NYTimes Talk

    So I went to the event yesterday and I found it rather enjoyable.

    I arrived at the Times Center at exactly the 6:30 start time (therefore late). The stage that the event was held in wasn't exactly...
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    Re: banana republic but not

    I know I'm not helping but I always thought BR quality was above H&M and Zara.
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    Re: Chandler Burr History of Perfume NYTimes Talk

    Never thought about bringing a camera. Thanks for the tip! :)
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    Re: Chandler Burr History of Perfume NYTimes Talk

    This is turning into a Basenotes gathering! :D
  6. Poll: Re: POLL: Are you in the Fragrance Industry or is perfumery just a hobby for y

    It's just a hobby for me. While I'd like to learn much more about the subject including the creation, I can't see it being much more than a hobby.
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    Re: Chandler Burr History of Perfume NYTimes Talk

    Funny you should mention that. I thought about it as well and I was definitely planning on going sans fragrance. I'd hate to wear something (especially something strong) and have it throw my sense of...
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    Re: Chandler Burr History of Perfume NYTimes Talk

    I'll post about it to the best of my ability. Hope I don't catch the sniffles the day before.
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    Re: Chandler Burr History of Perfume NYTimes Talk

    I read about this at the Now Smell This blog and I ordered a ticket. I can't wait.
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    Re: Splash Bottle Contamination: How to Avoid

    Is it because you have more control of how much you put on and where? I've only used roll-ons for perfume oils due to the strength.
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    Re: anyone have bond9 wall street????

    Aptiva's Aromatherapy Citrus scent might be of interest. It's a very linear citrus with a strong orange note that I use around the house when I'm in the mood for citrus. Smells like I just peeled and...
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    Re: Calling All Eau Des Merveilles Owner

    Since there is no cap, putting it back in the box with the plastic sleeve would be best so that the sprayer doesn't accidently get depressed.

    I find it far easier to decant fragrances into...
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    Re: Calling All Eau Des Merveilles Owner

    I own the Pegase edition (which is the same thing as the original with an added story book) and it came with a plastic slip over the spray nozzle as well.

    The most important thing is that it...
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    Re: Splash Bottle Contamination: How to Avoid

    The sprayer on the atomizer is screwed in. However, regardless of what the atomizer is made of, it is very hard to remove all traces of the fragrance that was in it previously. I've tried with a...
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    Re: Czech & Speake available at LuckyScent

    Thanks for the info. I know what I'm getting myself for my birthday now. :)
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    Re: Czech & Speake available at LuckyScent

    Is cologne shaker (the 200ml) just juice in a pour bottle vs spray (the 100ml)?

    http://www.czechandspeake.com/products.asp?catid=9&deptid=1
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    The hand me downs are the best watches. The only two watches I treasure are the two from my father and my grandfather (on my mother's side). The aren't worth much money but they hold a lot of...
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    Re: Organic Colognes

    L'Artisan makes an organic fragrance called L'Eau de Jatamansi.

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26127160.html
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    Re: Number of sprays. What's your record?

    15 of Orange Verte

    For something that doesn't disappear after 15 mins though, 8 shots of Rive Gauche Intense.
  20. Re: “I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender.” Mainstreams that coulda been N

    I think Bulgari Black can be thrown into the mix.

    I'd like to second YSL M7 as anything with oud seems out of the mainstream designer safe zone.
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    Re: Creed Floralie - initial impressions

    Is it actually out at Saks yet? I was told I was going to be contacted when it was available but I never received any notice.
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    Re: What house has the WORST website?

    I thought Hermes' online boutique section was very straight forward. Their company website is a little difficult to navigate. It's nice if you want to just poke around aimlessly but a little...
  23. Need information on Acqua di Parma Assoluta In Villa

    I came across this AdP fragrance on Bergdorf's website and I was wondering if it is just Assoluta or a reworking of Assoluta.

    Link

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    It sounds like it isn't...
  24. Re: LS is now offering scents by Farmacia SS Annunziata. Are they good?

    I ended up ordering a set too. Since I've been wanting to try the By Killian scents, I used this as an excuse to pick them up. I cant wait.
  25. Re: Got a great deal today on D'Orange Concentre...

    You have a PM sir.
  26. Re: Got a great deal today on D'Orange Concentre...

    Any experiences shipping frags to the US? I've never tried it so I wonder if it's safe.
  27. Thread: bar of soap

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    Re: bar of soap

    I use Anthony Logistics mud scrub bar.

    http://www.anthony.com/index.cfm/a/catalog.prodshow/vid/369/catid/212

    Its nice and minty. I also love the oatmeal that they put into the bar. It's like a...
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    Re: New Classic Limited Edition by Banana Republic

    Stores should have had testers shipped to them more than a week ago.
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    Re: Rive Gauche. mmmm.

    I rather disliked the metal can since the metal was so thin. It was like tin foil. It was good when the can was pristine but my brand new can of Rive had a dent in it out of the box. It annoys me and...
  30. Re: Does Anyone Know Where I Can Buy Terre d'Hermès In NYC.....

    Saks on 611 Fifth Avenue most definitely has it. Their website doesn't list a lot of items that the flagship on fifth carries. Heck, they don't list a single Hermes scent. Saks on Fifth carries Creed...
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    Poll: Re: Online Purchasing?

    I'd like to add Beautyhabit.com as well. The last two coupons (25% and 20% off) were great and they put interesting samples in my order.
  32. Thread: Sniffin` Poll

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    Poll: Re: Sniffin` Poll

    I like the smell of photo copies straight out of the machine.
  33. Re: Does Anyone Know Where I Can Buy Terre d'Hermès In NYC.....

    Purchased mine at Saks on Fifth. SA was very friendly and let me sample nearly every Hermes fragrance.
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    Re: TPC Aniversary Sale Acquisitions

    12 Euros for 3 samples (2ml spray).
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    Re: What fragrance smelled better than you expected

    I have to agree 100%. Checking out the database and looking at the notes, I didn't know what to think. With a very large amount of positives, I purchased a 1.7oz EDC pour bottle as a blind buy. I...
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    Re: Hotel Fragrances

    The only hotel I stayed at with mainstream designer toiletries was the Nikko Bayside in Osaka near Universal Studios. They had all sorts of Ferragamo stuff and also Japanese branded amenities like...
  37. Re: Wow, Bond No. 9 Closed their NYC Flagship Store!

    I always wanted to pay them a visit. It's good to hear that they are only rennovating and not closing down for good.
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    Re: Your most calming fragrances?

    Fresh air. Deep breaths.

    For fragrances, I find anything citrusy calming. Nothing too sharp. I haven't tried too many fragrances yet but Hermes Orange Vert does it for me. As well as L'Artisan...
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    Re: Creed Love in Black Now available and in stock

    I contacted Creed about it and got a very short response as follows:

    With limited-edition Floralie, sixth-generation master perfumer Oliver CREED and his son, Erwin, take us to a tea house on the...
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    Re: Creed Love in Black Now available and in stock

    • Top Notes: Night-blooming wildflowers, violet, Virginia cedar.
    • Middle Notes: Iris, clove, tonkin musk.
    • Bottom Notes: Blackcurrant and Bulgarian rose.
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    Re: What goes with khakis?

    I wouldn't wear a pair of khakis as professional attire. Even if you don't wear a suit and tie, I always find a pair of wool slacks more professional and a pair of chinos (or khakis) more casual.
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    Re: Family member discovers my perfume hobby...

    I'm curious to know what your reasoning behind wearing a fragrance is.
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    Re: Today I Bought - July '08 Edition

    Uh oh... so I said I wouldn't buy anything for the rest of this and next month. I just found good prices for and purchased on eBay:

    YSL Jazz
    YSL Kouros Sport
    Bulgari Aqua
    Cacharel Nemo

    and...
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    Re: MIKADO Atomizers THE BEST

    That is super cool. Makes me want one of those too. :D

    I definitely like that better than the funnel method.
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    Re: M7 ingredients? (not notes)

    On my bottle of M7, it states:

    Alcohol, Aqua (Water), Parfum (Fragrance), Limonene, Linalool, Alpha-Methyl Ionone, Benzophenone-1, Geraniol, Eugenol, Citral, Isoeugenol, Coumarin, "1YK03-1".

    So...
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    Re: Decant labelling options?

    If you are referring to the Brother P-Touch, I would have to say that they are very good labeling machines. I use one around the office and it works very well. Pick a machine that takes smaller tape...
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    Re: backup bottles. how many?

    So far, I only have a backup of the classic pour bottle Habit Rouge EDC. Two bottles of 1.7 oz and a bottle of the 3.3oz.
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    Re: what scents have you recently FINISHED....

    I have the same problem with Orange Vert's longevity and near non-exisitant drydown but I feel that the opening itself makes it all worth it. I keep Orange Vert in a travel atomizer to refresh during...
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    Re: How much have I made you spend?

    After reading through this thread, I don't feel so bad about my frangrance spending.

    I got started with fragrances not too long ago. Maybe three to four months back. I lurked until recent to make...
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    Re: Testers...worth is?

    I never had a problem with testers. You will not get the original packaging. Often times, the cap will be missing. There will probably be a sticker with the word tester on the bottle somewhere, but...
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    Re: "Floaties" in your Touch?

    I have very tiny specks of dust in my bottle of Touch that I purchased from Perfumania back in May 08. No problems with the scent since it smells like Touch.

    After reading this, I went and checked...
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    Re: Another charming flea market find!

    What a find. It's a beautiful bottle. Finding out that there is a beautiful perfume oil inside is icing on the cake.

    Keep this up and I'll have to find a flea market in hopes of vintage 4711 and...
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    Re: Which Fragrance do you use most often?

    Hermes Orange Vert EDC. Love the scent. Doesn't quite last so I go through it rather quickly as well.
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    Re: What did your dad use?

    My father acually never wore any fragrances, which puzzles me to how I have somehow developed an obsession for it.
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    Re: Today I Bought - July '08 Edition

    Guerlain - Habit Rouge and YSL - M7
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    Re: Zara Perfumed Waters - a huge surprise!

    I'm guilty of the same thing. I was going into Zara to buy a white button down shirt and upon waiting on the checkout line, I saw that they had fragrances and completely looked over them. I will have...
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    Re: Samples now available on Malle website!

    Since it's 2ml sample sprays, I'm thinking it's just a small glass vial stuck on a card.
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    Re: Today I Bought - July '08 Edition

    The Different Company - Osmanthus
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    Re: Atomizers. Glass or plastic?

    I've never considered washing and reusing atomizers. I purchased pocket atomizers (glass with aluminum casing) for my favorite scents and only refill it with that scent. Aesthetic purposes only since...
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    Re: How many sprays??????????????

    I had to register to reply to this thread but the amount of sprays definitely depends on the fragrance.

    I only spray a fragrance on my neck and chest. I've never thought about spraying my face.
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