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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Nice find, roro! A very lovely scent, one of my all-time favourites. That looks to be a purse atomizer format. The “boudoir” bottle was square with a square black top.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I hope your foot was not injured! Perfumes have some very insistent ways of getting one's attention!
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    Re: The Power Of A Bottle

    Really strange association: smelling Angel Muse causes an image to flash up, of myself standing in front of a pastry shop on a street in Vienna. The only thing is that trip was years before Mugler...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Angel Muse because—the vetiver note is dosed just under my ideal level, the devilish effect of which is it keeps me always coming back for more.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Congrats, BàV! I think you’ll enjoy Mon Guerlain edt. It’s a very pretty and more floral version than the edp (which is also lovely). Not familiar with the Jo Malone Zara line but it sounds well...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I really like that concept—very reassuring.

    Wearing Angel Muse because lately it’s been feeling like me.
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    Re: 1.0oz Erolfa to Canada

    They have some at fragrancebuy.ca (no affiliation), no 30 ml but a few sizes.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    It was never in doubt, CA! Replaced with a 100 ml. :D Angel Muse is in the “permanent collection.”
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Thanks, N.CAL. Angel Muse is imho one of the best Muglers.
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Great!
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    Re: Today I bought February 2020

    Congrats, everyone!



    I’d love to smell New York 1955!

    Today I replenished Angel Muse. The old 50 ml bottle is refillable but I opted for a new 100 ml because a special promotion actually...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Emptied a 50 ml bottle of Angel Muse edp.

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cuir Impertinent, serenity in scent.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Angel Muse. It’s oddly perfect.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yes, ClockworkAlice, snow can talk perfume! Snowing in the daytime here strangely evoked Nuit de Cellophane. I know it says ‘Nuit’ but it smells white to me.
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    Chyprelicious! Three of the best imho.

    Update (My, the selection does evolve, doesn’t it?):

    Serge Lutens Nuit de Cellophane
    Mugler Cuir Impertinent
    Guerlain Eau du Coq
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Mugler Cuir Impertinent, just right.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    LOL! Sounds like a brilliant strategy—how did it work out?

    Wearing Shalimar Souffle de Parfum because it’s uplifting. At first I dismissed this scent but it’s turning out to be a real winner.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Eau du Coq—reset button.
  20. Re: Mugler and L’Oréal Clarins speculation

    Yes, it says “CFG” and just “Mugler.” What does that indicate? It is a tester bottle.
  21. Re: Mugler and L’Oréal Clarins speculation

    If so, that might explain why my latest bottle of Alien smelled more like White Diamonds.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Serge Lutens Nuit de Cellophane. It's springlike, and I was feeling springlike.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Angel. I don’t know why except that when Angel says “Wear me,” I obey.
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    After a while you hardly need to put any on because the residues create an aura around you. I think that!s what is meant when it’s said a perfume “becomes” you.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    ;) That really is a little Stetson!

    Chance edp here. Those Chance ads of jumping ladies are no lie. Chance has something in it that spurs action, really helpful these days to overcome hibernation...
  26. Re: Mugler and L’Oréal Clarins speculation

    Welcome, DonnieDarko! I just read an article from about a week ago that says L'Oréal is "about to close a deal" to purchase Mugler and Azzaro from Clarins, which means it's not a done deal yet. I am...
  27. Re: There’s patchouli, and then there’s patchouli...

    Thanks, Trebor. You’re lucky to have smelled the natural plants in the flesh. Who knows how they have been manipulated or recreated by the time they end up in perfume!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Ricci used to have some wonderful scents and refinement was a characteristic of the brand. Phileas is a great example. Congrats and enjoy!
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Very clean-looking face and exceptionally elegant Roman numerals. Congrats!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chance edp, newly acquired and learning it. The edp is very different from both the parfum and edt, which resemble each other. For instance, while the edt evokes an image of the notes exploding out,...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Not familiar with this brand but I like that bottle. Enjoy!
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    Chance parfum wore off, paving the way for inauguration of a new bottle of Chance edp.
  33. Thread: Vulgar

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    Re: Vulgar

    Hear, hear! Totally agree.
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    Re: *new thierry mugler : Alien man*

    Thanks for the heads-up, Nastka. Odd juxtaposition of aquatic with heavy base notes on both. Looking at the descriptions, the masculine version sounds more appealing to me than the feminine. Will...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thank you, N.CAL!
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    The parfum

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chanel Chance parfum, to finish up the bottle and because I am enjoying it.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Many thanks, fanny, Juxtapozbliss and hednic!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    The current dresser selection represents my four favourite houses and their scents on hand of recent use—Guerlain, Chanel, Mugler and Lutens.

    Clockwise from left to right are Eau du Coq, Mon...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

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    That middle photo particularly is really eye-catching. Beauriful reflectiobns!
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    It’s not surprising about the leaking, TL. The caps are not secure. Do you find you need two hands like I do to keep from dropping the bottle?

    To be fair, I should say that Les Exceptions, though...
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    As much as I like the line scentwise, the Mugler Exceptions packaging and bottles are environmentally wasteful, with unnecessary metal clip, thick bulky box and a heavy bottle awkward to handle. They...
  43. Re: There’s patchouli, and then there’s patchouli...

    Coming to think of it, with the patchouli in Coromandel and that in Chance being two different kinds, Chanel can’t be accused of using one-size-fits-all patchouli in bulk to save money! :)
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    Thank you all for explaining about patchouli differences and Diamondflame, Zealot Crusader and Grayspoole for the detailed analysis of its variants. Fantastic information I’ve never seen broken down...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today - 2020

    Congrats, Starblind! Love to see a photo of it.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very attractive display and photo.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chance parfum, to finish it up before starting the newly acquired edp. (And because its smelling wonderful in the winter weather.)
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Thanks, N.CAL. I have the parfum and edt but will be wearing the edp for the first time.
  49. There’s patchouli, and then there’s patchouli...

    The reason for the redundant-sounding title is there seem to me to be two completely different patchouli strains prevalent in perfumery today, and I was hoping someone could explain them.

    There...
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    Re: osmanthus ,any recommend?

    Thank you. Sounds nice. I do intend to check it out.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Thanks, fanny, on both counts! :)
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    Re: osmanthus ,any recommend?

    Hednic, among those in a lower economic echelon, have you worn Atelier Cologne Love Osmanthus yet? How does it rate?

    The only osmanthus I’m really familiar with is Serge Lutens Nuit de Cellophane....
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    Chanel Chance. It’s the edp.

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I wore Chance parfum because it lined up well with my trip downtown to buy Chance edp.
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    Re: Top 3 now.

    The three I’ve been drawn to the most lately:

    Chanel Chance
    Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum
    Mugler Cuir Impertinent
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    Re: Favorite Leather Fragrances!!!!

    Mugler Cuir Impertinent
    Chanel Cuir deRussie
    Prada N°3 Cuir Ambre
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Nice, fanny! I really like that bottle; it reminds me of a waterfall.
  58. Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    I can go along with this explanation because one has no control over smells in the environment and feeling victimized can provoke a fear/anger reaction. With sight one can choose not to look. Noise...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Shalimar Souffle de Parfum, to enjoy the interesting drydown, which lasts a long time. My take: it starts out like a modern light perfume then as it dries down begins to smell like a scent that could...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Happy Fragrant Birthday, ineespenes!
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    Finally catching up with this thread! Something learned in Angel seminars that Mugler used to host in Montréal about 20 years ago: one of the three facets of Angel was based on Shalimar and the...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    :thumbsup:
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    Today, in the middle of applying Shalimar Souffle de Parfum, the bottle ran dry!

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    Not to worry: a new bottle was waiting in the wings! :)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The cologne has faded and I just added Shalimar Souffle de Parfum. It’s lovely and I dug it out of the closet because my visit to the Guerlain bar yesterday brought it to mind.
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Thanks, N.CAL. No doubt the vintage is better than the current stock. Today’s version is frankly more of a reminder of its former self than the actual scent. Good luck to both of us on finding some...
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    Re: Today I bought January 2020

    Nice finds. The Pierre Cardin Enigme container looks like a knight’s protective headgear. Definitely enigmatic!
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    Guerlain Eau du Coq, which I have not had for a long time. It was one of my first loves. Very dry, it’s refreshing at any time and great as a reset button or palate-cleanser scent. The new packaging...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wearing Eau du Coq, by Aimé Guerlain (1894), because I just got some after not having any for a long time. This is my favourite of the Guerlain colognes. It is very dry.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I don’t know if I can do it justice. It is not headshoppy to my nose—warm, suave, dare I say sophisticated—while at the same time smelling natural. It is closer to the refined Coromandel type. I have...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Along those lines TL, have you ever tried Patchouli Nobile by Nobile 1942?
  71. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    With regard to the original question, the people I like wouldn't dare mock my fragrance. :)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Back in Chance parfum because I find it motivates to action, which is called for these days.
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    Exactly right!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Angel EDT 2019—it's sort of like a cross between dessert and flowers. Delicious on a bright and sunny wintry day.
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    Congrats, Kotori! Nice that the cap fit the tester bottle.
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    That must be a place where global warming dare not tread! It’s only a mild -10°C in Montréal.

    Angel edt 2019 here, for a waft of spring in the snow.
  77. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    My understanding is it is the forum to discuss perfumes marketed to males but is open to all.
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    24/7
  79. Re: Maybe a crazy question.What do you think of the term "Fragrance Community"?

    I prefer fragrance aficionados or enthusiasts. These terms acknowledge each person is an individual who contributes to the discussion.
  80. Re: What is your least favorite part about buying a perfume?

    Can you elaborate a bit on the study you are doing? What is the purpose?
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chance parfum, still revelling in that patchouli. This is one of which I would definitely buy a larger bottle but there is none.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chance parfum and edt. There is a certain type of patchouli for which I can get a craving and Chance has it.
  83. Re: What is your least favorite part about buying a perfume?

    I have no least favourite part of perfume buying.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Today wearing Chance parfum, which I think I like better than the edt. It’s more well rounded. With the edt I get pepper and patchouli. Have yet to try the edp.
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    Re: Your top 5: aldehydic florals

    With regard to No 5, just a note to say edt and edp both have their attractive points. The edt is closer to the parfum.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Good luck on your year’s endeavour, TL! Sounds like you have a well defined plan.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Nice January selection, fanny. Fantasia de Fleurs, which is the one being worn as I write, is really beautiful. That little bottle of the original Panthère de Cartier is very appealing as well.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Decisions, decisions… Somehow seeing those bottles alongside the bathroom sink makes one conscious of the need to be prompt getting ready in the morning, maybe not so easy faced with this variety of...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    All the best in the coming year to you too, CapriDog. Beautifully arranged and photographed array. So nice that you have all those single-note Pradas.
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    Re: Your top 5: aldehydic florals

    Welcome, timmythetimmy! Aldehydic florals have always been my favourite category but it seems that in the past few years there have not been many new perfumes on the market in this category and many...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yes, it is shocking. A cosmic command from nowhere to wear a certain perfume can blindside you. There is no choice but to obey!

    Enjoy that Diorella, TL. When it’s finished will that take the total...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wait a minute—suddenly felt like wearing Chanel Chance. I have a love-hate relationship with Chance and on this bright and frosty day it called out. Parfum and edt.
  93. Re: Latest Armani Prive Releases - Jasmin Kusamono, Rose Milano, Gardenia Antigua & The Yulong!

    Perfume sounds like a no-go but where can I buy that gum!? :)
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    Cuir Impertinent, back from a short anosmia cure.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Minimalistically impressive! jkittlesen, do you have to find and open a box each day or do you keep some out of their boxes to be handy for spontaneous application?
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    Neatly stored collection! I'm a little envious about the manageable size.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Some people are just not tuned in to noticing their sense of smell.

    Today wearing my favourite Lutens, seemingly one of the least liked by aficionados, Nuit de Cellophane—continuing on anosmia...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The upside to that is you can wear anything you like!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    As you're known on dates for GIT, I'm really curious as to how a different scent will go over.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Today I'm wearing Chanel No 22 because I'm getting a little anosmic to Cuir Impertinent from repeated wearings over a long period. Don't worry, Cuir Impertinent, I'll be back! :)
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