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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 21 June 2011

    Good morning Larimar, you smell oh so delicious and sensual. I adore VdN, especially the extrait.

    (((((DORA))))) you need a group hug. Be well

    Yesterday I wore Fille d'Eve by Nina Ricci in...
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    Re: The Baron Has Dropped His Shorts!

    Great fragrance The Baron, one of my exes loved it. Funny thing though, the bottle he had was a fake ( to my expert eyes I still believe) but he loved it. The original was a great scent, the...
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 19 June 2011

    good evening all.

    Mims, DH is quite a looker, very nice.

    Happy Fathers day to all celebrating.

    I wore a healthy dose of Poison Tendre today and it is so luscious on, I forget how much I...
  4. Re: Article: IFRA North America launch series of educational videos

    Spin, spin, spin. Oh, how the tales are spun. Poppycock!!
  5. Re: My Fragrance Adventures in France: What I Bought, Where I Bought It, and What I Wore

    Sounds as if you had a most wonderful time. That is what it is all about. Now bask in the glow of VdN and remember.
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    Re: SotD: Saturday 18th June, 2011

    Posting so late it is now Sunday here

    First off, Twolfie love-Happy Birthday and celebrate with perfumed craziness, you deserve all the best the world has to offer you.

    Devilcat, cake sounds...
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    Re: Guerlain Djedi vs. Chanel Sycomore

    There is not a single way either of these two fragrances would even overlap slightly in a Venn-Diagram. They are both unique and not at all alike.

    Djedi is best described as a cool fragrance. I...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    That is wonderfully generous of you, a very kind thing to do really.
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Wow, this is amazing. Out of control wonderful. Knit, you are fantabulous:)

    I did not see Eau de Fleurs by Nina Ricci an absolutely essential summer floral for me. Light, wearable, aldehydic...
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    Re: Warum and Matildaben's Seattle Sniffathon

    It sounds as if you two lovely ladies had quite a wonderful adventure. I just love hearing about perfume adventures. Keep the posts coming.
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    Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Knit, you are the enchanted spirit thought of by the Himalayan monks whilst picking away all day long;)

    Shoegal, that was you... I thought it was a Fisher-cat in the forest:) Hope all turns out...
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    Re: What was the first fruity floral?

    Creation is definitely a fruity/floral, not the Escada type but FF none the less. Clandestine also, nice example. last night I wore Filly by Capucci which is most definitely a FF. Quartz also has...
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    Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Hello Darlings

    Robin honey, try to stay cool

    Chrissy and DD do be safe and well

    Today, by chance, I chose an almost unmentioned (if not neglected) scent. Jean Patou's masterly Chaldée
    ...
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    Re: Wardrobe Funk

    You are welcome anytime. No need to fear the wardrobe, you can just ease into it with the Guerlains first;)
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 16 June 2011

    Hello all

    I am so happy to see talk of darling Neil Morris scents. He is my sweety and i also adore his fragrances.

    {{Ines}} the move last year was for the best and you did wonderfully. You...
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    Re: Wardrobe Funk

    If you are ever up this way, Boston New England area, come on over and we will play fragrance. Ask Quarry and Ubu, they played in the fragrance wardrobe.

    I understand the part you mentioned about...
  17. Re: Givenchy's L'Interdit: Re-Re-Re formulated?

    I wore my vintage the day I went to Nordstrom to try the newer version and let me tell you, even the saleswoman was amazed at the difference. She said, "If I had not smelt it myself, I would never...
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    Re: L'interdit, loveliness in a bottle

    Bless you for preaching the truth. I am so happy that you made your post. I am with you 100% on these reformulations. I wore Givenchy III (vintage) today, I am now wearing Le De (vintage) and...
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    Re: Wardrobe Funk

    Come over my house. I have so many bottles I sometimes forget what I have. I have so many varied scents from all of the families that there is always something that piques my interest.

    I hope I...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15 of June 2011

    RHM "That's the power of Pine baby". good luck with all that the move entails.

    Frou Frou, do feel better, take plenty of tea and other liquids, keep yourself hydrated and warm.

    Today is a day...
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    Re: What was the first fruity floral?

    "Champagne" was the original name of this scent by Yves Saint Laurent
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    Re: What was the first fruity floral?

    One of the first, if I recollect properly, FF that i remember which was quite a different path of scent when it cam out was Deci Dela by Nina Ricci and Champagne by YSL. There may have been others,...
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    Re: L'interdit, loveliness in a bottle

    I have to speak up, especially when it comes to such an iconic classic. The newer version may be lovely and pleasant enough, but by no means is it even a shadow of the scent created for Audrey...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 14th June 2011

    Thanks Duc, I am glad it was not just my connection.


    Hi C, it has been ages. xoxo

    Parfuming myself again with more vintage Lumière de Rochas for sleepy time
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    Re: "Old Lady" Perfume (not what you might think.)

    Goodness, this thread has been raised from the dead;)

    I am happy though, for one reason, because I thought of something funny.

    I guess the reason I never understood the term "old Lady perfume"...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 14th June 2011

    Has the server been much slower than usual lately, yesterday I just had no patience for the pages trying to load, so i gave up.

    Happy Belated to my darling RHM, hope the day and week are fabulous...
  27. Poll: Re: Excluding Tabac Blond, which is your preferred female Caron?

    I adore and worship all things Caron, with a passion. Love Caron far more than Guelain even. I voted for Alpona, which is absolutely my favorite of the above listed scents.
    Another one, which is...
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    Re: SOTD-Sunday 12 June 2011

    Happy Birthday to Le Grand Duc (growing more handsome with age) and darling Castor Pollux may you both enjoy thoroughly.

    Today I still smelt quite nicely of My Sin from last night, so I let it...
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    Re: Caron Muguet - just plain Muguet

    I am not sure, but I am ever so envious of you darling. I adore all things Caron. Could you attach a photo?
  30. Re: Does anyone else have a hard time throwing away packaging?

    I keep the fragrances in the boxes and take them out to use them. It is the only way to do it. Scents I have without boxes are stored in drawers and put back immediately after use. The quickest...
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday, 11 June, 2011

    Happy you are home safe RHM

    Pia, Have a wonderful safe trip, enjoy.

    Kiliwia, I am feeling better thank you for asking. Was able to go out in yard and move some "twigs" yesterday. Literally,...
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    Re: Favourite Dior Poison perfume ?

    Original Poison, in its vintage formula. Nothing quite like it.
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday, 11 June, 2011

    Good day all

    RHM, have a safe trip down and hope you are both enjoying the City. Be well my lovies. xoxoxo

    Sharing the East coast weather with others, it is the same all the way up here in...
  34. Re: My disappointment for houses who don't produce samples

    I feel, having worked in "the industry" for a very long time, that it is extraordinarily cheap of a company (any company) not to offer samples. It has been done for years and years. A person,...
  35. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    My beautiful bottle of Guerlain Djedi, the first re-edition of the scent back in the 90's. I paid around $1200 for it, which I think is absolutely insane, but i will have this, G-d willing, for the...
  36. Re: MAITRE PARFUMEUR et GANTIER_ PARIS CALLING – Series 1

    Ah, it has been too long since I have been back in la Belle France and now you have made me miss it more than ever.
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    Re: SotD Friday, 10 June 2011

    {{{{{{Shoegal}}}}}}} I am sorry:(

    lilybelle, I am glad you caught your migraine in time, they are just horrific. Be well and relax this weekend, if you can.

    RHM, such a busy time for you all...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 10 June 2011

    Hello all

    Quarry, that was a very nice story about your mom and lovely photo also. You are very sassy looking in it.

    Today I am wearing Dolce Vita by Dior, which mama loves.

    Have a great...
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    Re: Any Estee Lauder fans?

    I adore Youth Dew, Azuree, Aliage, White Linen, Cinnabar, Private Collection, Beautiful, Knowing and Spellbound.
  40. Re: Help me pick a fragrance for an important rendezvous (just for fun)

    Eau Sauvage a true winner always.
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    Re: Le Labo Refills - be aware

    It is nice to see they made things "nice" and were quick about it. Hopefully they will do this in the future immediately and not after much back and forth.
  42. Re: Diors - why don't they receive more attention.

    I personally adore Dior scents and have all of the ones mentioned plus a few not mentioned. I sadly feel that under LVMH, Dior is sacrificing a certain level of quality for a better bottom line,...
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 9 June 2011

    Hello all

    RHM, hope the weather will cool off some and give you and dear Sofie some reprieve.

    Today i wore my (20 year+) Eau Dynamisante from Clarins. Too hot for anything else

    This evening...
  44. Re: Which fragrance has been in your 'drobe for the longest time?

    Just the top ten+ of all. I seemed to have always had far more fragrances than one needed.

    Youth Dew, since I was a baby. Mama bathed me with the bath oil as a little baby.

    Pavlova, always...
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    Re: Can we discuss the Cacherels?

    Wow! this thread is a blast from the past. I remember reading this when I first joined BN.


    I love all of the older Cacharel scents Anaïs Anaïs (older EdP version), Eden, LouLou, Gloria and...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 8 June 2011

    Lillybelle, thanks for thinking of me, I am a bit better; love those painkillers, make life bearable at this point.

    Today I received a lovely box from someone with a special something in it, so my...
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    Re: Le Labo Refills - be aware

    Hopefully someone from the company will see one of these threads and realize the error of their way.

    Then again, they are making money at the moment and they probably do not care.
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    Re: Le Labo Refills - be aware

    This is what happens when people start a company, it takes off quickly and does quite well sales wise. Then becomes trendy, to top it off. They believe their own importance and do not realize they...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 8 June 2011

    Happy Birthday Terry, celebrate this one like you never have celebrated before and smell luscious while doing it.

    RHM, Congrats to dear Sofie, I hope she is feeling well this afternoon, the heat...
  50. Re: Women in history and their fragrance choices..

    Empress Sisi "Elisabeth of Bavaria" had Guerlain create Eau de Verveine for her, it helped with her headaches (migraines) which were chronic. She also had Creed make Fantasia de Fleurs for her, but...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan

    I love this scent and never thought it was this "big" hauntingly animalic fragrance. But each of us has their own scale of delicate to dirty. I guess I am more of a dirty girl than I thought.
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    Re: Parfum Satori from Japan

    They sound lovely and are quite pricey.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 07 June 2011

    Après-bain and my SotE is D'orsay Intoxication, delicious.
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    Re: Most Influential Fragrances?

    Houbigant- Quelque Fleurs (the "real" original) not the one sold now. First true multi-floral bouquet.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 07 June 2011

    Hello sweeties. Everyone out west better be safe, some wild weather happening in the states here.

    Today was a day for Votre

    http://i51.tinypic.com/bhl3c.jpg

    Be well all.
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 6th of June

    Happy Birthday to the missing ladies, may you both receive the b-day vibes.

    Shades, hope you are feeling better.

    RHM, I wonder which medication he prescribed. Hopefully whatever she does will...
  57. Re: Hey Ladies, do you like the smell of YSL Kouros?

    I think it is one of the top scents created for men. It is a scent that embodies all that is fabulous in a masculine. Pure sexiness in a bottle, is there anything better.
  58. Re: Favorite heliotrope fragrances (that don't smell like Play-Doh)

    Farnesiana by Caron, a masterpiece of fragrance art.
  59. Re: How many fragrance bottles do you own at this very moment?

    I thought I had posted on the original thread, years ago, but I guess I did not. Or else at the time the site went wonky and I gave up (Thanks Grant for making it all nicer)

    Even though I have...
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 5th June 2011

    RHM, I am so sorry to hear about Sofie having to go through such a horrific time. i do hope you both will have some answers soon as to what could be the cause of these horrible migraines. Such...
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    Re: SotD Saturday, 4 June 2011

    Welcome Cammy6, have fun!!

    Today was a day for Prelude de Balenciaga

    Tonight is Scandal de Lanvin extrait

    Now off to bed.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    I am wearing a new favorite of mine, Butter London Rosie Lee

    http://i54.tinypic.com/a2xfyx.jpg

    Love this and it is still on, albeit quite chipped after two weeks; wanted to see how far I could...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 3 June 2011

    Thank you my darling, I agree...as I sit hear deeply inhaling it. A true treasure from a very under-appreciated designer.
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    Re: SotD Friday, 3 June 2011

    Hello lovies
    Tonight is a night for Balahé de Léonard (1983) so I am still in synch.

    {{{{{{{Mims}}}}}}} just because I love you sweety.

    Took another pain killer a few minutes ago, hope this...
  65. Re: Could a man wearing a Floral be attractive to women?

    A nice floral scent on a man is so much more refreshing than the typical "I am a mass market masculine scent, I will take-over now!"
    I find florals to smell especially nice on men with a certain...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 3 June 2011

    Good afternoon all. Amazing how much more things hurt once pain killers wear off; I am now off to take more so as to function a bit.

    Today I needed a nice calming scent so I chose Un Jour de...
  67. Re: New Fragrances: L’Artisan Parfumeur Mon Numéro (City Exclusives)

    Sounds complicated and abstract. I wish and long for the days of "1" huge release. The collections and exclusives, not to mention locale exclusives make it too difficult.
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    Re: Advice from France?

    The Caron Boutique was always generous with samples, Michele there was always such a darling. Sephora always is generous with samples, but is there really anything at Sephora we would want; on the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, June 2, 2011

    Hello all.

    Many thanks to RHM, Quarry, Shoegal, Quarry, C Rose, Arwen, dora, and Kiliwia for well wishes. I am better, thanks to 600mg Rx of IBUprofin, gives numbness a new meaning. But still...
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    Re: What award would you give Bleu de CHanel.

    i would give it the "Anything publicized so much will top sales" award. Because it is a seriously sad offering from Chanel, who usually does a pretty decent job with their scents (even ones I do not...
  71. Re: What do you do when a blind buy goes bad?

    I am the Queen of ebaying, after many years of not wanting to, and it is the way to go. You would be amazed how many people are out there looking for scent (especially obscure and htf ones)

    Ebay...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 1 June 2011

    Hello all, quite the hot and uncomfortable day today. Happy birthday MFJ!!!

    I hurt myself last friday, doing yard work, actually re-hurt myself. Thought my ribs were bruised, but now think it is...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31 May 2011

    Good evening all, hope all who are not well (kitties included) will be right-as-rain soon enough.

    I wore vintage Amazone by Hermes today

    Tonight will be vintage Fracas.

    Be well all.
  74. Re: Conceptual Artist Cherry Tree Makes Perfume From Her Urine

    Quite interesting. It is true our urine changes scent according to what we eat and drink; some people have a noticeably "unique" type of smell to their urine after eating asparagus.
    But the thought...
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    Re: SotD Monday, 30 May 2011

    Congrats on your son's accomplishment Shoegal.

    Quarry, big hugs and kisses.

    Today I wore Caleche soie de parfum

    Tonight I am wearing Lapis-Lazuli by Galimard

    Be well all
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 29 May, 2011

    Good evening all and big congrats to Jon on 3000 posts.

    Today I wore Tocadilly de Rochas which was nice, not fabulous, but nice.

    Tonight I am wearing Rose Eau de Parfum by Caron, which is not...
  77. Re: What recent release has caught your attention?

    My favorite, and only, scent of the year so far is....DRUM ROLE PLEASE A Rose is a Rose by Neil Morris, which I inspired. This was after a wonderful chat we had last year after the Boston BN get...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 26, 2011

    Happy Birthday Quarry,
    http://i51.tinypic.com/257zhu0.jpg



    I cannot believe I did not write that this morning...my brain poof of the day I guess. i am sure it was delightful, as you are.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, May 26, 2011

    Good morning all. Wow Volley, what a breathtaking picture to experience. Such beauty!!!!

    Once again want to let everyone know how much I appreciate the welcome-backs. I was gone for far too...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 25 May -11

    Goodness this is a late post, for what was a busy day.

    Hello to all and thank you for the warm welcome-backs. I missed everyone and their wonderful posts also.

    Today, well now yesterday, was a...
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    Re: Creeds status in Paris.

    Creed is Creed and is a "French" company, with its flagship store located on 38 Avenue Pierre 1er de Serbie, in the 8eme arrondissement. They do have a rich history, but the mystique with all things...
  82. Thread: Dioressence

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    Re: Dioressence

    Try to find vintage Diorella, please do. The version available now is almost a completely different type of scent that the original. It has lost its soul.
  83. Poll: Re: You vote can make a difference in a (sort of) young man's life

    I once had a friend who was an exotic dancer, I would suggest rubbing "fresh bills ($1, $5, $10 whatever)" from the bank all over yourself after showering. The ones who do it to make their way...
  84. Re: Secret de Venus Zibeline Bath & Body Oil: experiences?

    It is nice to be back and commenting on a fabulous scent. Always a refreshing treat, as opposed to the requisite Creed questionnaire.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, May 24, 2011

    Hello all, it has been awhile since I last visited. Glad to see so many familiar names still about.

    Best of luck Ines!!!

    Today was a day for vintage Rose de Caron

    Tonight was vintage Anaïs...
  86. Re: Guerlains ordered blind - what do you think of my blind buys?

    All the Guerlain scents you have and are awaiting are heavenly. The only one not in the same caliber would be Champs Elysees which has a decidedly un-Guerlain-like composition. But it is still...
  87. Re: Secret de Venus Zibeline Bath & Body Oil: experiences?

    Talk about coincidence. My first time on Bn in over 3 months and I find this thread...and I will answer.

    The scent Zibeline itself is truly glorious. When under the moniker Secret de Venus...
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    Re: Guerlain, Guerlain, Guerlain ,

    Parure
    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    Jicky (vintage PDT)
    Chant d’Arômes
    Âpres l’Ondée
    Liu
    Vega
    Chamade
    L’Heure Bleue
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    Re: * SotD: Sunday, 16 January, 2011

    Good evening all, very Guerlainish around here today.

    Today I still smelt ever so much of Nina Ricci Fille d'Ève from last evening, that I just enjoyed its fragrant tenacity; the extrait will last...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Cartier de Lune

    When did Pink Peppercorn become de rigueur in all fragrance creations? It always raises a red-flag for me as a generic toss in note. Other than that it sounds interesting, but I shall not let my...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday, 15 January, 2011

    Thanks everyone for the warm wishes for mama. Birthday cake always helps to heal many woes, well any cake does. I will also be happy to share the recipes, I will pm therm:)

    Tonight I think I...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel and my frustration

    Why do people always feel so intimidated. The people who work in these places "work there" because they need to make a living, ergo they are not rich and are just like everyone else. The sense of...
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    Re: Back on Basenotes

    Wow, it has been ages since I have last seen you post. So great that you have returned to the nest; ha ha pun intended. Hope you will stick around and be a regular poster, I always loved reading...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday, 15 January, 2011

    Good evening all, very yummy smelling around here today.

    I am finally back after a long break filled with colds/pneumonia/mama being hospitalized and other assorted things. It has been quite a...
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    Re: Your first love...what did they smell like?

    He smelt of Lust and Desire for me;) I thought that would be funny, maybe somewhat true also, but anyway...
    One of my first loves smelt of a clean freshly showered scent, do not know what it was,...
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    Re: 2011 - happy new year everyone

    May you all have a healthy happy New Year and may 2011 bring everyone's dreams to fruition.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th December,2010.

    Hello all,

    Today I spritzed on some L'Artisan Passage d'Enfer, which is still going strong.

    Hope everyone is feeling better and taking care.

    Hope Kewert had a wonderful time, I adore...
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    Re: So what did Santa bring you?

    I did and he is well loved. He is just a perfect little snuggler. I will post photos soon.
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    Re: L'Abeille de Guerlain

    Saddens me greatly that this is the direction Guerlain is going in. More and more releases to be enjoyed by fewer and fewer people.

    Personally, I could care less if they put a fabulous scent in a...
  100. Poll: Re: What percentage of your wardrobe is discontinued, limited edition, or pre-reformulated?

    I voted for the 60%, but in actuality I would have to say around 90% of my collection falls into the category. Maybe even more, but i do have back-ups of favorites, thank heavens, so hopefully I...
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