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  1. Re: I want to try some more fig fragrances-- recommendations?

    Now I must try this one!
  2. Re: I want to try some more fig fragrances-- recommendations?

    Really like it, very woody. Where did you find it? I would love to find a bottle of this!
  3. Thread: Dry Fragrances

    by AnnaSa
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    Re: Dry Fragrances

    +Chanel no.19 and Antilope, and I would like to add Ralph Lauren Safari, which is discontinued but can easily be found on eBay.
  4. Thread: * freebie *

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    Re: * freebie *

    Can't believe I've missed this thread! Ok, I have a 5ml mini of Fuoco by Byblos if anyone's interested. It's 99% full (i've dabbed it once).

    EDIT: Fuoco has found a new home!
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    Re: What Fragrance would Carmen Wear?

    Another vote for Habanita - it was the first to come to mind when I read the headline!
  6. Re: What is the best fragrance that you would never wear?

    I agree! Tried out my sample of Cafe Noir by Ava Luxe the other day - a great, realistic dark roast coffe smell - but I don't think I will ever give it a full wearing.
  7. Re: Which fragrance makes you feel like you may offend someone with it?

    I've fallen in love with the original Fendi for women, but I must apply lightly if going out in public or I will probably be accused of chemical warfare.
  8. Re: I want to try some more fig fragrances-- recommendations?

    Nice to see this thread bumped, I just realised how many of the mentioned scents I have and love! The ones that I haven't tried are going up on my "to try"-list right now!
  9. Thread: Beyond Paradise

    by AnnaSa
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    Re: Beyond Paradise

    I love the drydown, but the opening is a little synthetic and harsh on me. After reading this thread I realise that I should try it in hot and humid weather, that would be really interesting. Right...
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    Re: what do you wear when the world turns white?

    Everything is covered in snow here too, it's beautiful and oh so quiet. I'm wearing Cristobal by Balenciaga, my cold weather favourite. To vanilla warms me up, the incense makes it interesting and...
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    Re: My 2009 New Years resolutions...

    So, soon it's time to summarize this fragrant year...What are your thoughts? Did you do well? Did you break down? Me...you don't want to know. I should erase my first posts in this thread because it...
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    Re: Neotantric perfumes.anyone?

    I have sniffed it, but all I remember is a boring musky scent... Perhaps I was anosmic to some ot the musky notes. I tried all the scents from this line, and I must say that they were all...
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    Re: Please help me find a gourmand fragrance.

    I second the suggestions on Lolita Lempicka scents (especially "L") and Lea St Barth, which I think is a great scent but too gourmand for my taste!
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    Re: Winter scents that are green?

    Great suggestion Dullah, I love Kiehl's Forest Rain in the winter!
  15. Re: I am looking for a signature fragrance and I am lost

    Hi and welcome!
    This time of year can be really depressing in northern Europe...You're lucky to live in London where there are so many nice fragrances available! I suggest you go to Les Senteurs and...
  16. Thread: TOO Addicted!

    by AnnaSa
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    Re: TOO Addicted!

    You are so right!
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    Re: November 09 purchases

    I bought:
    My Queen by Alexander McQueen (bargain)
    Hotel Costes
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    Re: Getting discouraged with my nose...

    Hi Sunshowers! There's nothing wrong with only liking sweet and innocent scents, wear what you like! However I must say that my tastes in fragrances have changed over time, and just like you...
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    Re: Feminine scents no guy could pull off

    lol!!!
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    Re: Soap: use or hoard?

    Happy to find out that there are so many soap lovers here! I even took a picture of my collection of soaps to show you, but unfortunately I couldn't upload it (aways have problems with this). I think...
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    Re: Secret Shame: the teenaged years

    I had Exclamation! too, and when I read your post I suddenly remembered what it smells like even though I haven't smelled it in 20 years!
    Other favourites in my teens were Poison ( well, I just had...
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    Re: A fragrance that instantly repulsed you

    Same here - I think it's awful!
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    Re: Does age matter / Seeking niche perfume recs

    Hi Cors!

    I totally agree with what others already said -if you like it - wear it! (I just remembered that I used to wear Paloma Picasso as a 14-year old.)

    Great collection, by the way! Tang;...
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    Re: Ava Luxe Availability?

    If anyone has heard any news in this matter, please let us know! I discovered her fragrances too late, have tried a few of the oils now and they're good but not the same thing.
  25. Thread: On collecting

    by AnnaSa
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    Re: On collecting

    Thank you for posting this one, I didn't know it but I find it to be very true.
  26. Re: Having seen Anne Pliska mentioned in a thread...

    I should have mentioned that I bought my first bottle from a lovely Basenoter, so maybe a post in the "wanted" section can help you get a bottle!
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    Re: Pipe tobacco frag? (Not Tobacco Vanille!)

    i Profumi di Firenze - Tabacco
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    Re: The Boldest Scents: Your top five

    In no particular order:

    Olivier Durbano: Black Tourmaline - fire and gunpowder
    Nasomatto: Narcotic Venus - overpowering tuberose
    Santa Maria Novella: Nostalgia - like everone says: the...
  29. Re: Having seen Anne Pliska mentioned in a thread...

    I've tried to find it in Europe too, but no luck...When some relatives of mine went to the US this summer that was the first thing I asked them to buy!
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    Re: Have you noticed frags aging for the better?

    This is really interesting! Maybe that's way my old, splash decant of Ligea la Sirena (full of patchouli) that I recieved as an extra in a swap smells so much better than the full bottle I rushed to...
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    Re: HBO's "Rome" Any men ever sport a Caesar?

    I love that haircut on men! Unfortunately, my dear boyfriend doesn't. Loved the tv-series too, especially the J.P. as Marc Anthony!
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    Re: Which house could put you off perfume forever?

    Caron (I have never tried the original formulas thoguh)
    L'artisan Parfumeur

    I've sampled a lot from these lines, but I've never found anything interesting enough for a full wearing.
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    Re: Theorema vs Leggero

    Hmmm, sounds kind of interesting, do you think I should try it out? Why oh why have Fendi discontinued these great fragrances?
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    Re: Theorema vs Leggero

    This thread made me order Esprit d'Ete unsniffed - and I love it! Thank you! I love the original Theorema too, but I haven't tried the Leggero - don't think I need a lighter version.
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    Re: What do you love enough to have a backup?

    Sofar, I only have two back-ups; Theorema and Nu EdP. Both discontinued and wonderful!
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    Re: Dior Homme / Dior Homme

    Hi J!
    I'm so sorry for you - I'm always afraid that this will happen when I replace an old bottle with a new one! If there's a big difference, I think you should try to return it to the store. I...
  37. Thread: Doing a 180

    by AnnaSa
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    Re: Doing a 180

    My tastes change all the time - and I would like to think that it is evolving! Some notes that I used to avoid are suddenly very appealing to me, rose and aldehydes for example.

    With rose, I can...
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    Re: Polo on a woman?:Scent gender bending

    Hah, I have a mini of Polo Green and wear it from time to time! I also have a mini of Polo Black, but it doesn't work that well on me.

    I happily wear a lot of scents marketed for men, but I think...
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    Re: Looking for a new dirty scent

    2nd: Route du Vetiver, Jules and Mazzolari Lui.

    Then of course there is the dead cheap "Dirt" by Demeter. I guess you already tried it, and if you liked it, I can also recommend Encre Noir!
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    Re: Product perfume and body spray faves?

    I love the Korres line, which I discovered in Greece 1-2 years ago, and is now available in Sweden too. Unfortunately I think it's a bit to expensive here - so I stock up whenever I go to Greece! My...
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    Re: Stockholm, Sweden

    Sorry, no I don't. But I will be happy to check for you next time I'm there!
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    Re: The cream de la creme of italian fragrances

    I'm surprised noone has mentioned Carthusia, but I guess it's because they're easy to find outside Italy too. Mediterraneo is a nice one in the men's line, my favourite is Aria di Capri.
  43. Re: Fragrance reminiscent of male armpits/sweat? - Legit. posting

    Really???!!!
    To me, this one is almost the opposite of armpit - all peach and powder. Must go sniff it again!
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    Re: When you guys purchase SAMPLES/DECANTS...

    They should - yes, but they don't, so what to do?

    I buy a lot of samples, and I agree with what most of you have said already; 2ml is a good size for trying out a fragrance for a couple of days,...
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    Re: Anything that smells like pine lumber?

    I find it a prominent note in Zagorsk, but mixed with a lot of smoky incense of course.
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    Re: Stockholm, Sweden - any must-see or must-trys?

    There's another Swedish brand called Neotantric Fragrances (apparently Julia Roberts has been raving about their "Manic Love"), but I don't find them that interesting. You can find them in NK...
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    Re: feelunique.com Comments anyone?

    I ordered a fragrance from them once, no problems whatsoever.
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    Re: Stockholm, Sweden

    They do!
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    Re: My new obsession - sample purchasing

    I ordered the 7 samples set from MDCI this Monday - the package arrived yesterday! It was pricey but I think it was worth it with those 10ml bottles. They offer a full refund if you decide to buy one...
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    Re: SotD Monday 11 May -09

    Good morning everyone! Here in Stockholm it's a cloudy spring day and I'm wearing Figue Amère by Miller Harris, a nice green fig scent. Have a wonderful Monday!
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    Re: The Different Scent

    My knowledge in German is not very good, still I remember having ordered samples from the succesfully once! If you click on Proben, you can list samples that you want - they are 3 euro each and the...
  52. Re: L'artisan: No-can-do to international orders?

    I ordered samples from their US website, but was refunded without any explanation two weeks later.
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    Re: The most masculine fragrance you have tried?

    I 2nd Mazzolari Lui and Chanel Anteus, and want to add MPG Route du Vetiver to the list of what I've tried - but can't pull off.
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    Re: The Different Scent

    They also have an online shop, www.thedifferentscent.de, and offer international shipping.
  55. Re: Mona Di Orio - Disappears & launches 2 new scents

    I know that U.K.-based Les Senteurs, www.lessenteurs.com, has them - and they have quite good sampling program with international shipping.
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    Re: This year I finished -- 2009

    Two weeks ago I finished a 30 ml bottle of Hypnotic Poison. It was such a long time ago I finished anything so could hardly understand it, I was like "Uhm, why isn't it spraying?". I bought it last...
  57. Re: Mona Di Orio - Disappears & launches 2 new scents

    Your post made me go and dig out my samples of Lux and Nuit Noir - and they are really wonderful! I hope they're not going to be discontinued - I'm still saving up for full bottles.

    Like you, I...
  58. Thread: Sillage issue

    by AnnaSa
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    Re: Sillage issue

    I agree, and I've noticed that many new fragrances are "transparent" in character and don't have very much sillage. The reasons for this that I've overheard are:
    1. This is a trend, started by...
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    Re: Kiehl's Forest Rain - yowza!

    I'm happy to see some appreciation for Forest Rain, I love it but it isn't mentioned very often here. DULLAH: I love your description of it - must go sniff my bottle at once!
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    Re: Jamais de la vie - does this perfume exist?

    Of course it could, it probably is. But if there is a chance that it has existed, I figured that Basenotes would be the place to ask about it.
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    Jamais de la vie - does this perfume exist?

    One of my favourite books is the Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell (well, it's actually a series of four books). One of the main characters in this book (Justine) wears a perfume called "Jamais...
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    Re: Hypnotic Secrétions?

    I really like Hypnotic Poison too, but when I wore it on a hot summer day I got a strange "garbage" note in the drydown. Maybe its the same one you noticed? I haven't tried Secretions Magnifiques so...
  63. Poll: Re: Do you have a favorite Maitre Parfumer et Gantier fragrance?

    I haven't tried that many, but my favourites so far are Eau des Îles, because of that wonderful coffee note, and Soie Rouge - because it's fresh and soft but still manages to be interesting.
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    Re: Curious about parfumsraffy.com

    I've ordered from them once and had some problems - note that this was an international buy though. No package, no replies from customer service and so on, but they finally corrected everything so I...
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    Before I joined Basenotes I used to finish bottles, I only had a collection of three bottles or so at a time - and thought that they would "turn bad" if I didn't finish them within a year or two. Now...
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    Re: My new obsession - sample purchasing

    Thank you, 30 roses! With your help I outsmarted the system and ordered to Sweden through the US shop! I'll post here again if it DIDN'T work.

    For other europeans; the only problem I had was that...
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    Re: My new obsession - sample purchasing

    I've been trying to order the sample pack from l'Artisan, but I don't know how? Is there some info I missed on their website or do you just write to them and ask for it?

    Another house that offers...
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    Re: Seasonal styles?

    Spring came here last week, and I immediately started to think about good spring scents! To me, spring is about green and fresh scents, and my two favourites at the moment happen to be unisex:...
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    Re: Best modern violet perfumes?

    Sounds VERY interesting! Not that I have a problem with old-fashioned powdery sweet violets, but this sounds a bit different from other violets I have tried. Not very "modern", but different and...
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    Re: My 2009 New Years resolutions...

    I've decided on an new strategy; "one out - one in": That is, when I finish something I will allow myself to buy a new one - bottle for bottle, decant for decant etc. So far ( I made this decision...
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    Re: Cigarette smoke in female fragrances

    I forgot to mention it in my post; the new Kate Moss fragrance (blue bottle, I think the name is Velvet Hour) has a distinct smoke note. I think you can find it dead cheap in online stores.
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    Re: Best modern violet perfumes?

    Creed: Love in Black
    Armani Privé: Cuir Améthyste
    Comme de Garcons: Stephen Jones
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    Re: best uk perfume stores?

    For cheap designer fragrances, I've had good experiences with www.directcosmetics.com, www.fragrancedirect.co.uk and www.feelunique.com as well.
    For niche; try www.lessenteurs.com.
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    Re: Cigarette smoke in female fragrances

    I second Jasmin & Cigarette! It's definitely the smell of smoke, not tobacco. A bit like ashtray too, but I know lots of people like it.
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    Re: Perfumes: MY Guide!!!

    Please continue! I'm not good at this but I love reading other people's short descriptions, and often write them down for reference later.
  76. Thread: addict.

    by AnnaSa
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    Re: addict.

    I've found that a good way to try new things for little money is to swap. Try Make Up Alley for example. It also makes me worry less about buying full bottles - I know I'll share it with others!
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    Re: My 2009 New Years resolutions...

    I've been bad, really bad the last month or so, and bought a lot of bottles. Most of them were used or really cheap - but still...How do you people manage to stay away from those online discount...
  78. Thread: Athens, Greece

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    Re: Athens, Greece

    I was in Athens last week and noticed a small shop in Kolonaki, on Irodotou street (no 19 I think), that carried Acqua di Biella among other things. I didn't have the time to go in so I just looked...
  79. Re: recommend me a unisex fragrance please....

    Dior Homme, Dior Homme Sport or Chanel Egoïste.
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    Re: Etat Libre d'Orange disappointment

    I've just sprayed some Rossy de Palma on my left arm from a sample - and I think I'm falling in love! What a nice sweet rose this is - and I usually don't even like rose scents.

    Back to the...
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    Re: properties that mark the sexes in perfume

    Ruggles, I think I love you!

    And, on the subject of girls liking to do useless things with flowers and listen to bubble-gum pop - where on earth do you get these ideas?
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    Re: New Discussion Forum Please?

    I think this is a great idea!
  83. Thread: Spice

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    Re: Spice

    Is it really? I mean, what's the difference between this and wanting to smell like a plant?
  84. Re: While we're talking about stores - what percentage do you think you buy online?

    98%
  85. Re: Which is the best perfume store online within the European Union (EU)?

    www.ausliebezumduft.de is defintely the best one. You can also take a look at www.thedifferentscent.de and www.essenza-nobile.de, they don't have as much but I have had great experiences ordering...
  86. Re: Help me find *GULP* a fresh (Aquatic?) and something light

    Thanks!
  87. Re: Help me find *GULP* a fresh (Aquatic?) and something light

    Even though I'm a woman i have a thing for masculine aquatics, I don't know why. My favourites are: Oltre by Laura Tonatto, Acqua di Sale by Profumum, Bulgari Acqua and Bulgari Acqua Marine.

    I...
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    Re: Why no wine fragrances?

    I agree!
  89. Thread: Heliotrope

    by AnnaSa
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    Re: Heliotrope

    What a wonderful thread, I love heliotrope, and many of the frags mentioned here are among my favourites! One of the best soliflore heliotropes I've tried was Crown Perfumery's Heliotrope, but I...
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    Re: I need some advise ladies.

    LOL! I have almost exactly the same experience -although my father is an opera lover and my stepmother used to wear White Diamonds - yuck!

    I think all the suggestions you here are wonderful, I...
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    Re: Please help me find rose and cedarwood scents!

    Thank you so much, this is really interesting and I'm going to try all the scents you recommend, even though it might take some time!

    Sofar I've tried Cadjmere, Rose 31, Feminité de Bois and...
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    Re: Stockholm, Sweden

    Gusto store on Riddargatan 10 carry the Acqua di Parma line, Carthusia and a brand for men called Panama that I'm not familiar with.

    EDIT: Passed by there the other day, seems they are closed.
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    Re: Please help me find rose and cedarwood scents!

    Thank you for all these names, many of them are new to me (probably because I have been avoiding rose before). I'm off ordering samples!
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    Please help me find rose and cedarwood scents!

    I'm not very fond of rose notes, but I've found (through some aromatherapy oils and home fragrances) that I like the combination of rose and cedarwood. Do you know any scents that are dominated by...
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    Re: My 2009 New Years resolutions...

    I must confess: I wad doing pretty well but now I've ruined it all and ordered 2 bottles from Direct Cosmetics, just because they were so cheap - I couldn't resist. Aaarrggghh. One is a blind buy,...
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    Re: My 2009 New Years resolutions...

    I must share my success with you; I have been soooo good this weekend!
    I've been to Rome on holiday and realized this is fragrance heaven for someone who lives in absolutely smell-free Stockholm,...
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    Re: My 2009 New Years resolutions...

    Nostalgie - can I help you in any way?



    My resolutions that I posted in the 2008 thread were:

    "Try out all my samples.
    Wear each scent for at least three days in a row (or how long the...
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    Re: Which are your least favourite PERFUMES?

    Rancé: Josephine - rose and turd is what I get - it makes me feel ill.
    10 Corso Como - I know people love it, but I can't stand it.
    Chanel no 5 - I always think I will grow to like it - but I...
  99. Re: Do colors in the names of fragrance (Black, Blue, Red, etc) have consistent patte

    Very interesting question! I often associate colours with fragrance notes, and I have thought about this, if I'm affected by name and packaging or if this comes from my imagination.

    Back to your...
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    Re: What smells do you hate?

    In fragrances, I have a problem with heavy sandalwood, patchouli and rose -notes.

    I love cherries and bananas, but I hate everything that is synthetically cherry- or banana-scented.

    Also, there...
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