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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th June, 2020

    No SOTD for me today. For a little while now I have been showing signs of the same ailment that kept me off the board for years after I first registered at Basenotes. I'll try to keep up the best...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th June, 2020

    Perris Monte Carlo Bergamotto di Calabria
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th June, 2020

    Ex Nihilo Cologne 352
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th June, 2020

    Prada La Femme L'Eau
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th June, 2020

    Borsari Violetta di Parma
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd June, 2020

    Elie Saab Le Parfum Resort Collection 2015
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    Good luck with your health problem, Quarry.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd June, 2020

    Lucy B. Pink Frangipani
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st June, 2020

    Banana Republic Neroli Woods
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th June, 2020

    Elie Saab Essence No. 6 Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th June, 2020

    Galimard L'Eté Dernier
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th June, 2020

    Chopard Néroli à la Cardamome du Guatemala
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th June, 2020

    Perris Monte Carlo Cedro di Diamante
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    pedi:
    Essence Space Glam

    mani:
    Color Club Don't Harp On It
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th June, 2020

    Mary Chess Gardenia
  16. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    I'm not sure I see equality of outcome as being any sort of issue here. But I am grateful for the men who come to the Female Fragrance Discussion to participate, even when they post masculine scents...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th June, 2020

    Boy Chanel
  18. Re: Perceptions based on the Poster's Gender inside BN... Unconscious Bias?

    I like a lot of the points being made in this thread. I have thought about some of these issues for a long time but have not thought about how to articulate them.

    I have been told by a poster that...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2020

    I love this! He did a terrific job!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Scent Split

    I believe they are out of Houston, but you can get free International Shipping with an order of more than $150 US.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th June, 2020

    Cedro di Diamante
    by Perris Monte Carlo
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    Re: Sospiro and Xerjoff connection?

    Can someone explain to me why a company has several different brands like this? What is the difference they are trying to make between them? I am not picking on Xerjoff - Pierre Guillaume and Margo...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    decants of

    Boy Chanel

    and

    Perris Monte Carlo Santal Du Pacifique
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th June, 2020

    A Lab On Fire And The World Is Yours
  25. Re: Ladies, what male fragrances do you enjoy wearing?

    I usually prefer traditionally female marketed scents, but I think the way basenotes skewers male has influenced me into trying more masculine oriented scents. Also, I became obsessed with juniper...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th June, 2020

    Timbuktu
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    Re: Current Top Five

    I can't even do a top five for this week, but I will pick out 5 of my favorite summer scents.

    Prada La Femme L'Eau

    Elie Saab La Parfum Resort Collection 2015

    Ex Nihilo Cologne 352

    Atelier...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th June, 2020

    SOTE John Varvatos Artisan Pure
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Timbuktu should be perfect.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th June, 2020

    Very interested in reading your Vivacious report, cazaubon.

    Prada La Femme L'Eau
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Thanks!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th June, 2020

    Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Thank you!
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    decants of

    Lancome Santal Kardamom

    &

    Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo
  35. Re: A True Lily Fragrance (not Lily-of-the-Valley/Muguet)

    As you know White Peacock Lily was discussed a lot on pages 3 & 4 of this thread and was well received. So I tried a sample of it. To me the lily note was overwhelmed by the jasmine. For some that...
  36. Re: Into the Belly of the Beast - Patou gobbled up by LVMH

    Yes, that is too bad about Patou. I thought it was very nervy of the new owners to name a Dior as Joy.

    Welcome to basenotes, Charlotte212.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th June, 2020

    Ex Nihilo Cologne 352
  38. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    duh
  39. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    I have not tried the Sandalwood one, but of the ones I do have, the rose scent smells like coca-cola - I don't care for it and have set it aside for now. The gardenia is the standout of the Essence...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    China Glaze Cosmic Dust
  41. Re: Which houses in your collection do you have 3 or more bottles so far

    Cartier - 3
    Guerlain - 3
    Lucy B - 3
    Mary Chess - 3
    Estée Lauder - 4
    Floris - 4
    Fragonard - 4
    Elie Saab - 5
    Narciso Rodriguez - 6
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th June, 2020

    Hermèssence Vetiver Tonka
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th June, 2020

    Elie Saab Le Parfum Resort Collection 2015

    I'm a newshound and a history major, but I absolutely understand the need to keep one's equilibrium in challenging times - it's vital for ones mental and...
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    Re: How to sample and how to store?

    Perfumes stored right can last for decades. Often, though, a casually stored bottle can lose its top notes after a number of years. Certain notes don't keep as well as others.

    Some people in a...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Wow, so much good stuff, there! Enjoy!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th June, 2020

    Sorry to hear of people's inconvenience.

    The death toll from the pandemic is rising in my county, but no one I know has died, yet.

    No one I know has been beaten or killed, either.

    So I'm...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th June, 2020

    Hermèssence Iris Ukiyoé
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I'm not Donna but I've sampled three of the brands colognes: a la Russe; a la Francaise; and a l'Italienne because they were recommended in the guide.

    a la Russe was the only one I liked and then...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th June, 2020

    Slumberhouse Norne
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    Re: Today I bought June 2020

    Decants of

    Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil
    Elie Saab Le Parfum Resort Collection (2015)
    Hermèssence Iris Ukiyoé

    and nine samples.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Orly Leading Lady
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020

    Bortnikoff Musk Cologne
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    Even the model for it couldnl't stand Brut

    Local guy reminiscing on his Broadway career on his 89th birthday (his acting career was cut short by a devastating motorcycle accident - he could not walk for several years and it was the end of his...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Ah hah. Schiaparelli. That explains it.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020

    Perris Monte Carlo Santal Du Pacifique
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    Re: Most worn in May 2020

    Feel better soon, tigrushka!

    I'm still wearing something different everyday.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st June, 2020

    Frederic Malle Eau de Magnolia
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Salvador Dali's Le Roy Soleil only dates from 1997.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st May, 2020

    I Profumi di Firenze Mughetto Di Primavera
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th May, 2020

    Serge Lutens Five O'Clock au gigembre
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th May, 2020

    Crabtree and Evelyn West Indian Lime Cologne
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - May 2020

    Yankee Candle Joyful Spring
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th May, 2020

    Frederic Malle Iris Poudre
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    Re: Just curious- EX NIHILO

    That's Ex Idolo, not Ex Nihilo.

    Perhaps another reason...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Word of the day:

    delegate

    verb -
    entrust (a task or responsibility) to another person, typically one who is less senior than oneself.
    "the power delegated to him must never be misused"
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

    For Osmanthus, 17 sprays is not too extreme.

    That was quite a sales story, cook.bot.

    SOTA Garrigue
    Maître Parfumeur et Gantier
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    Re: Just curious- EX NIHILO

    I recently bought Cologne 352 because I am obsessed with juniper berry and the lemon/juniper berry opening of this is a real eye opener. I looked for the best deal I could find at the lowest...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

    Frederic Malle Angeliques Sous La Pluie
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th May, 2020

    Welcome, lemonlimelady!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th May, 2020

    Hierbas de Ibiza
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th May, 2020

    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz White Lilac
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    I don't know how to do photos. shycat did some pics of her blue glitters in previous threads.

    pedi: Sinful Colors Breaking Bland

    mani: Sinful Colors Tempest

    Yes, they clash. So what?
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Thank you, PStoller.

    The coffret is black and is covered up here by the white cardboard sheath. The coffret itself is in simple rubbery foam material such as you would ship something in, kind of...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    I'm a techno idiot and don't know how to do photos, but you can see it on the Saks 5th Ave. site.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th May, 2020

    What was Robert Mitchum doing in Doncaster?

    Serge Lutens Bas de Soie
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    Re: Original Oscar de la Renta for women

    I loved the original Oscar de La Renta. One of my top 10 favorites of the 20th century. I thought Charles of the Ritz was a similar scent.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Ex Nihilo Cologne 352. Finally bought this sucker.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Finally bought the five travel size bottles coffret of Ex Nihilo Cologne 352.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

    Ex Nihilo Cologne 352. Finally bought it.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd May, 2020

    Cartier de Lune
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st May, 2020

    SOTE Elie Saab Resort Collection (2015 version)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st May, 2020

    Joining freewheeling in Davidoff Cool Water for men.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

    So sorry to hear about Bertie Wooster, Foxbins.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

    Lorenzo Villoresi Sandalo
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th May, 2020

    I recommend Musc Monoi as well. It's one of my favorites from the Parfums de Nicolai line.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th May, 2020

    Eau de Cartier
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th May, 2020

    Elie Saab Essence No. 2 Gardenia
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    Re: Your Top Feminine Fragrances since 2000?

    Histoires de Parfums 1873 Colette (2001)
    Rochas Absolu (2002)
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Absolue pour le Matin (2010)
    any Papillon Artisan Perfumes
    numerous Armani Privés
    Cartier Baiser Volé...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th May, 2020

    My nephew is supposed to graduate today magna cum laude with a double major in Molecular Biology and Russian Studies and with a science award from a well-regarded private US university where he was...
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    Re: Venbafragrance.com

    Someone should tell him how to spell "Nasomatto".
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th May, 2020

    Ermenegildo Zegna Acqua di Bergamotto and Acqua di Parma Blu Mediterraneo Bergamotto di Calabria
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    Re: USPS Misdelivered package

    This has been my experience with FedEx every. single. time. I have resorted to having my packages sent to my elderly parents' house instead.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th May, 2020

    Thunderstorm here now. I couldn't decide on a scent for today until just now and have gone with Highland Lilac.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th May, 2020

    vintage Floris Jasmine
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th May, 2020

    Franck Boclet Violet
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    [QUOTE=Oviatt;4898190]Relique d'Amour by Oriza L. Legrand: /QUOTE]

    At first I was confused and thought you were writing of Reve d'Ossian which has similar notes by the same nose of the same house....
  97. Re: anyone know where to get Cologne of the Missions by Le Couvent des Minimes in the US?

    Jean-Claude Ellena is the nose or art director for Le Couvent des Minimes now. He also does the same for Laboratorio Olfativo. I can barely afford decants of his Hermessence line so the European...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    For the first time just about ever, I wanted to wear yellow nail polish. Now I know yellow nail polish was briefly in fashion a couple of years ago, but I don't really pay a lot of attention to that....
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    From the photo I agree that looks coral, not magenta on your fingers, but it does seem nice with your skin tone.
  100. Re: Versace Eros Pour Femme EDT vs EDP -- Please Help! :/

    It used to be that an edp was just a stronger version of an edt, but no more.

    It is very common now for an edp and edt of supposedly the same scent to not much resemble each other anymore.
    The...
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