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  1. Sticky: Re: DIY Suppliers List

    I, too have ordered — and very much enjoyed — some of their products (particularly the Frankincense rivae, and the Frankincense neglecta oils). One thing to note about them is that they do not market...
  2. Re: Article: Providence Perfume Co. launch Bay Rum Cologne

    Very excited about this! And thats interesting about Newport being the rum capital of the world. Thank you for the news.
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    Re: underrated/overrated fragrance houses

    Overrated, by a long shot, forever and ever: Creed
    Underrated —*in this thread: Tom Ford :evil:
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    Re: Bone dry, non-musky scents?

    Nice, new stuff to try. Thank you!
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    Bone dry, non-musky scents?

    Recommendations? No labdanum. Woody is fine. Citrus is fine.
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    Re: Voleur de Roses - sweetness and plum ?

    Does anyone else get a rum-hitting-your-nose in the top notes? There's also something like wine in here. Like those roses started to go from rotting to fermenting. The sweeter aspects of patchouli...
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    Re: Time to play a little game...

    All celebrity fragrances.

    >Throws a boomerang at danielplainview's chopping hand. Do not chop En Avion.<

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    Smash them.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    This is coming to me in a sample vial, as well as CdG Play Black, just for a fun comparison.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia. The opening is a giant hit of everything it promises to be: a vintage roadster with sunbaked rubber tires, wrinkled and crazed leather seats, and gasoline stains around...
  10. Re: Comme des Garcons - Black Eau de Toilette (My Initial Throughts)

    OMG, off to order a sample!

    <3 <3 <3 <3<3

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    I just realized I pretty much repeated Buzzlepuff's post! (runs around like zombie screaming TARRRRRR!)
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 04th May, 2013

    I'm trying out my sample of "En Avion." Wowowow. Spicy and floral, and very much the adventurous, corsetless modern woman it was designed to represent.
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    Re: CDG Synthetic series: TAR or GARAGE?

    One or two retailers still have a couple of the synthetics line, but not in the USA.

    Tar isn't really leathery, and I don't get the "pyrogenic" notes —nor "grilled cigarette" —from it. To my...
  13. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    This is so pungent and tart at the outset, that it had as much appeal as biting into a lemon. WHAM! Then it very quickly settled. It doesn't project much, but when I sniff my arm, I seem to be...
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    Re: White Lotus Mitti Attar

    Thank you Buzzlepuff! Great idea!
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    Re: White Lotus Mitti Attar

    That's a helpful description! I'm still learning about frankincense —its origins and varieties. Maybe I'll just try their solid frankincense sampler. I'm in love with this Boswelia rivae, which...
  16. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    That's next —haha. I read Holy Thistle as unisex, but the dry down is a bit sweeter than that fresh green beginning.

    These creations are fascinating. I wish Gothic Bluebell had worked out, as it...
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    Re: White Lotus Mitti Attar

    Star Code, I haven't tried the other part of the forum yet. I'm a little wary of dealing with individuals, rather than established companies. Thank you for the Scents of the Earth Link. I have seen...
  18. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    I know this is off topic, but I got my Union samples from Henri Bendel. Holy Thistle is very green —like fresh, forest greenery, and it definitely has a touch of pine. I love it.

    Celtic Fire...
  19. Re: Favourite “bedroom” fragrance on your man…

    Agreed. If someone is standing behind or around you, and you like the way they smell, obviously their personality has nothing to do with it.
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    11. Spam fragrance forums with advertisements for their products.

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    Agreed.
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    Well said, mumsy.
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    Some random responses:

    1) Coca leaves are not cocaine. Cocaine is processed into a different (though related) substance and has different properties. It is much more potent than coca leaves in...
  23. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    That sounds yummy!
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    Agreed. And I'd argue that IF there is such a thing as a gateway drug, then it's alcohol, not pot. :) Ask any drug user whether they drank alcohol or smoked pot first.

    Anyway, scientific studies...
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    Re: any love for Givenchy's Amarige...

    I never wore it, but I appreciate its sillage. Beautiful.

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    ^That.
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    Aw come on. :P

    http://makinsensebabe.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Muffin-Top-610x400.png
  27. Thread: Connecticut

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    Re: Connecticut

    There's also L'Occitane, Sephora and Anthropologie at Evergreen Walk in South Windsor.

    And Wild Wisteria in Durham, CT (Rte 17/Main Street), which carries "gift shop" bath & body products and...
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    Yeah, You make total sense. I'd say fellahs, or guys —*haha. (I like guys/gals, because they're kind of neutral) I was off base on the "girls" thing.

    Where the word "girls" chaps my ass is when...
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    Fair enough, and your preference is your preference. Admittedly, I wouldn't be keen on people who do any substance to excess, or people who plan their social life around alcohol and drugs. And I...
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    A) "Girl" implies lack of agency. Are you sure that you're not speaking of young adults here? Those would be women. Young women, yes. But not girls.
    B) Honestly, sincerely, I ask: what's wrong with...
  31. Re: HdP Ambre 114 - Ahhhh Man This Is Gorgeous Stuff

    Laff aht Lahd —well, that's a backwards compliment.
  32. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    OOH, I couldn't disagree more. Unless we're talking about my old roommate, who was a stew of human musk, same sweater everyday, and booze. >:O
  33. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    I'll check out 2nd Cumming when I finally visit CB's shop in NYC.

    Sympathies regarding the mail situation. Do they mess with random private parcels as well?
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    Re: What women shouldn't do...

    Pay too much mind to what other people think. :P
  35. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    Have you had this experience with Surrender to Chance before? They put the vials in foam envelopes, then place it in a little cardboard ring box (with batting), so it's pretty secure. Or you could...
  36. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    Well, I have to trust Chance the Gardener's word on botanical matters. ;-)

    Caruthers began to smooth out a little more a couple of hours in (well, it became an adolescent pinecone :p), and then it...
  37. Re: Ouarzazate, Eau des Baux, M Génération, Gucci pour Homme, CDG 2 Man...Your favorites

    *Looks up Acca Kappa's White Moss* :D
  38. Re: If you end up in hell, which fragrance will the devil make you wear for all eternity as punishme

    Any Esteé Lauder scent for "ladies." Vom.
  39. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    Color me confused about the conifers -- juniper, cypress, cedar. Still learning ... I wore Siskiyou again yesterday, and it's a treat!

    Today, it's Caruther's Canyon, and man does this have a...
  40. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    Got my three samples from Surrender to Chance. First sniff —very raw! I'm wearing Siskiyou, as it appealed to me most. It's like taking one of these:
    ...
  41. Re: Ouarzazate, Eau des Baux, M Génération, Gucci pour Homme, CDG 2 Man...Your favorites

    Is anyone familiar with Shoyeido's Moss Garden incense? Wondering if there is a personal fragrance close to it.
    I'm tempted to make a tincture of it, it's so good. :p
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    Re: SotD Friday, 19 April 2013

    Ooh lala!
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    Re: White Lotus Mitti Attar

    Ah, OK. Thanks!
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    Re: White Lotus Mitti Attar

    You can get samples, but you have to have a tax number for resale, and your minimum order has to be $100. They're wholesalers only.
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    White Lotus Mitti Attar

    So, you have to have a tax number — and spend $100 —to get it? Any reliable decanters, or sample houses that carry it? (Yes, I googled.) Surrender to Chance and Perfumed Court do not. :(

    I've only...
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    Re: Doesn't Bleu de Chanel smell so ordinary?

    Wondering why it matters.

    But I really like this emoticon: :bath: And this one, too: :kiss:

    :confused::confused::confused::confused:
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    Re: "Adventures in Layering"

    That seems like it would smell amazing!
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    Re: SotD Friday, 19 April 2013

    I need smoke and woods these days, so it's "Violin in the Attic" by For Strange Women.

    http://www.forstrangewomen.com/violin-in-the-attic-locket.html

    Cheaper refill:...
  49. Re: Which fragrance did you love at first sniff then hate it on the second?

    L'Occitane Labdanum and Green Tea & Jasmine <<< both grew plasticky and artificial.

    Le Labo for Anthropologie: Poudre d'Orient, Orange Discrete

    Bvlgari Black. Yuck Vanilla.

    Chanel Egoiste
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    Re: One Million without the leather note

    Candied leather? Is that anything like candied bacon? O_o :p
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    Re: Strange Note Wish List

    Petrichor —yes! Now I'm searching. I have some mitti attar that's supposed to smell like the monsoon after a draught in India. It smells more like clay pots and sweetness ...

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    Re: Atelier Cologne Sous le Toit De Paris

    I tried TF Violet Blonde again on paper (will wear the sample another day). I got a good hit of citrus rind/pink pepper that was so satisfying ... loved it. Looking forward to smelling the floral...
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    Re: Strange Note Wish List

    yes, please!
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    Just one, sad bottle of Poudre d'Orient at my local Anthro. It was on clearance for $20. Damn. Also, sniffed Terre d'Hermés —only on paper. They are definitely siblings, but something's different....
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    Re: Strange Note Wish List

    I just had a good old time in Lush. I love their cade shampoo bar, and the Breath of God solid. Very campfire/outdoorsy. Trying to imagine jasmine over top ...
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    Re: any honey fragrance

    So, did the OP end up trying Love & Toast? Love those inexpensive little treats.
    There's a natural line called Roxana Illuminated, and she uses her own honey in a fragrance called "To Bee." That's...
  57. Re: New house Juniper Ridge with three Backpacker’s Cologne

    Ordered 3 samples from Surrender to Chance. I look forward to their outdoorsy take on personal scents!

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    PS: I find the bottle to be an unimaginative take on the whole...
  58. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    I'd better hoard my mother's 70's Rive Gauche!
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    Re: Strange Note Wish List

    That note combination sounds like it would be stellar in the right hands! "Black Vetyver Café" was the lone Jo Malone that I really liked enough to buy. The woodiness of the vetiver served to roughen...
  60. Re: Which famous designer brand sucks in fragrances the most?

    'Twas a good word in Lord of the Flies though. "Sucks to your assmar, Piggie!"

    Versace
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday 14th April 2013

    Pretty bottle!

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    :D Mercí for the seal of approval, and happy blending!
  62. Thread: Frankincense

    by onaluna
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    Re: Frankincense

    For essential oil, I recommend this "Boswellia rivae" (some say this company overprices their oil, but were talking $22 for 15ml of potent stuff):
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday 14th April 2013

    An aromatherapeutic blend: frankincense neglecta combined with fleece jacket infused with roommate's dog. ;)
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    Re: Strange Note Wish List

    That sounds lovely, and who doesn't love citrus groves? Thank you for the recommendation!
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    Re: Strange Note Wish List

    That sounds very manly and positively edible! Grrr. :D
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    Re: Strange Note Wish List

    Oooh —where in Brazil? I once studied Portuguese in the hopes of going there, but other places beckoned ...
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    Re: The Aquatics and Mainstreaming

    I don't think it's a bad question, but if you ditched the long, declaration- (and assumption-) filled intro, it might get a better reception.

    How about this: "Did you use to shun aquatics, and...
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    Strange Note Wish List

    I looked for an open thread like this, but didn't encounter one.

    What are some unusual notes that you'd like to smell?

    I want to smell sun-warmed red clay bricks, plaster dust/wet Plaster of...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    Well, it's discontinued on their website, so I assume they're phasing it out. I love when Anthro has clearance! Did you find the solid Chant de Bois different from the spray? I could only afford the...
  70. Re: Nemat International Musk Amber smells like Ambre Sultan by SL

    I have a bottle of Nemat Jannatul Firdaus from Whole Foods. "Jannatul Firdaus" is paradise in Islam. I dunno what's in this stuff, but it thrills me. I wonder if that musky base note is ambrette.
  71. Re: Ladies, confirm my epiphany about which scents attract women

    Very keen!

    I want to smell vintage Chanel No. 5 on a man. I don't know why. It registers as feminine, but only due to cultural norms.
    Also, some of Geo. Trumper's shaving soaps (which I haven't...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 8th, 2013

    Atelier Sous le toit de Paris
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Sous le Toit De Paris

    Tried that so long ago on paper, and put the sample aside. From memory, I'd say no. Tom Ford's had a fruity quality and a denser feel. This is softer, airier.

    The Ça Fleur Bon reviewer compared it...
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    Re: Incienso de Santa Fe

    I've seen this in stores, and passed over it, probably because the packaging looks so "dollar store." (This is typical of Santa Fe; incredible high-end crafts, but terrible graphic design.) Anyway,...
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes...

    Love Chant de Bois. But they discontinued it. :(
  76. Re: What Discontinued Fragrances Seem to be Really Truly Gone???

    I had this! :D Bought a tiny bottle for $15 at "By the Sea" in Branford, CT. Silly me, it was too grassy for me at the time, so after a few years I "sinked' it. Washed the beautiful Art Nouveau label...
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    Re: Help with finding a great Lavender frag

    The room spray you're talking about — is it Aura Cacia "Lavender Harvest" Mist? That has lavender proper (lavandula angustifolia), lavandin and spike lavender. And water. It's herbaceous, a bit...
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Sous le Toit De Paris

    I just read this, from an article at Ça Fleure Bon:
    "In the heart (Schwieger) uses violet leaf but instead of using the actual extract of the violet flower, and its olfactory deadening ionones, he...
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    Re: Atelier Cologne Sous le Toit De Paris

    I'm wearing this today, and wowowow. 'Til now, I hadn't noticed the playful sillage, which is where the violet flower comes out. It's as though I have a tin of violette pastilles in my desk. But it's...
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    Re: Forest Walk (Sonoma Scent Studio)

    I wonder if the sweet fruity bit is due to the fir?
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    Re: Provence Santé

    Agreed on the lavender. I like my lavender with more herbaceous zing; this is like a light haze of some indistinct, musky floral. I forgot about the verbena — to my nose straight up verbena. Good...
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    Provence Santé

    No reviews and not much talk about these inexpensive sprays, but I find them nice pick me ups, with high quality, natural ingredients. There's a purity and simplicity to them. The vetiver is...
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    Re: New from Atelier Cologne - Mistral Patchouli

    I haven't tried Cuir Pleine Fleur, but I plan to explore the Heeley line when the pocketbook allows. However, I purchased 6 samples of Sous le Toit de Paris; if you are interested (and it's not too...
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    Re: New from Atelier Cologne - Mistral Patchouli

    Sous le Toit de Paris is gorgeous! I'd like to know what a man thinks of it.
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    Re: New from Atelier Cologne - Mistral Patchouli

    Interesting. I knew nothing about this, but got two samples. And I thought, "Is it possible to 'clean up' patchouli to remove the skank and grub?" And, "Is there such a thing as 'white' patchouli?" ...
  86. Thread: Scent memories

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    Re: Scent memories

    Double post
  87. Thread: Scent memories

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    Re: Scent memories

    Perusing the department stores, I find a lot of bolder women who are into Chanel Egoïste (the Platinum variety).
  88. Thread: Scent memories

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    Re: Scent memories

    The smell of marijuana. Can't handle it in my system, but I love to smell it wafting around at an outdoor concert!

    Has anyone replicated that? (Like CB I Hate Perfume, or Demeter).

    Speaking of...
  89. Thread: Scent memories

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    Re: Scent memories

    ^Love this. :D
  90. Re: Article: Dita Von Teese to launch signature scent

    Promising, not-run-of-the-mill packaging, though. But the note list seems like a pinup — a pretty, airbrushed confection, but nothing alluring or deep — no real mystique.
  91. Thread: Scent memories

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    Re: Scent memories

    I had a strange flashback with Victoria's Secret Gorgeous, as well. I can't place the familiarity of this fragrance, but I couldn't stop sniffing it. (It doesn't make me sneezy or headachy —...
  92. Thread: Scent memories

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    Re: Scent memories

    My mom's vintage bottles of Cabochard remind me of when she'd dress up —*the powder, the lipstick, the leather gloves. I smelled La Prairie Life Threads Platinum today, and that has the feel of...
  93. Re: Which fragrance best conjures up the idea of "Forest" for you and what type of forest is conjure

    I want to try Ken Russell's recommendations!
  94. Re: Which fragrance best conjures up the idea of "Forest" for you and what type of forest is conjure

    Oh, I am bumping this thread.

    Currently wearing Moss & Ivy by "For Strange Women," an etsy shop. Natural essentials and absolutes in a carrier oil base. The creator describes it as a "forest in a...
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    Re: SOTD, Friday 23 September 2011

    Moss & Ivy by For Strange Women, natural perfumer on etsy.

    Full, lush green with oakmoss and basil, a little bit of earth, a lot of sweet moss.

    Edit: Oops, wound up in men's thread....
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    Re: Best Etsy Perfumers

    For Strange Women: I love it. Moss & Ivy is pure genius to me. It's a comforting, lush, earth-wet green, like young ferns popping out of mossy forest patches; it is not dry or crispy like a fougere....
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Thank you so much, Sadie! I will be making good use of that search button. :D I get the feeling I'll really grow and learn a LOT here. Already enjoying some of the articles ...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Hola, Bom Dia, Bonjour and Hello! Unlurking here, name is Ona. So happy I found this marvelous place.

    I love natural/mostly natural, high quality perfumes/hydrosols, therapeutic essential oils,...
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