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  1. Re: Shopping for Mom: "Spicy and Exotic" for a Chanel 19 wearer

    This sounds intriguing: Secret de Rochas Oud Mystere...
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    Re: Late November Wedding Fragrance

    1000 Jean Patou
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    Re: Best Comme des Garcons

    My favorites are White, Black, Harissa and Dry Clean
  4. Re: looking for something that smells '70's - in a good way

    Chanel Cristalle EDT, Eau D'Orange Verte and look for Jil Sander Bath and Body, it has been re-released. The original was from the early 80ties I think but might fit! Oh and Amazon by Hermes!
  5. Re: What is the sharp metallic note in Chanel 22 and Chanel Cuir de Russie?

    I would say frankincense, its paired with vanilla, white flowers and aldehydes so you might not recognize it immediately. Chanel fragrances are well blended and notes do usually not stick out, rather...
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    Re: Introduction and suggestions?

    To relax: Timbuktu and Sycomore
  7. Re: What is the sharp metallic note in Chanel 22 and Chanel Cuir de Russie?

    I don't get anything sharp from Cuir de Russie. Aldehydes are strong in No22 but mostly dominant in the beginning. No22 also has a prominent incense note that creates a somewhat cold edge-maybe that...
  8. Re: Whats the Bleu De Chanel for Women's Fragrances?

    I think a female equivalent to Bleu would be Allure.
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    Re: Looking for LICORICE!!

    +1 Brin de Reglisse: spray liberatly and reapply once in a while, it is delicious and light, enjoy!
    also +1 CDG Black
  10. Re: I will stop buying bottles when I reach 50, no... 100!!! Please help me out.

    Yatagan
  11. Re: Fragrances reminiscent of baby powder? (Suggestions for a friend)

    Le Labo Labdanum 18 and Le Labo Another 13
  12. Re: any fragrance for a tropical weather - Mauritius -

    If you like coconut....
  13. Re: any fragrance for a tropical weather - Mauritius -

    Timbuktu and Dior Homme Sport are great in the tropics (latter not sure about how long it lasts). Fresh and long lasting: L'Eau d'Issey Homme Sport
  14. Re: Which fragrance is best at smelling like a bakery?

    Bois Farine and Dries van Noten par Frederic Malle!
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    Re: Fragance for ayoung girl

    any of the Guerlain Le Petite Robe Noir line
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    Re: Favourite Men's Fragrances?

    Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme- I prefer the original version over the extreme, which is too sweet to my taste. I also really like Dior Homme Sport.
  17. Re: Are there any great scents that smell like fresh linens?

    yes true and it manages to smells great!
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle for a Great Cologne?

    Lily Stella McCartney (although it's a women's fragrance)
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    Re: Help me navigate through some leathers

    I must add to Cacio's description that Rien is blended unbelievably skillful and it just smells really good!
  20. Re: Does Le Labo Rose 31 smell like cinnamon chewing gum to you?

    Many fragrances have cinnamon notes (Donna Karan Chaos, Kenzo Jungle Elephant, CDG White...) but I guess only few actually smell like BIG RED chewing gum. I have to try spice bomb now.
  21. Re: Signature Scent (Possibly) Being Discontinued (Heaven - by The Gap) - Looking for something simi

    Just came to mind that you could also try Mon Jasmin Noir Eau Exquise and The Blanc, both Bulgari.
  22. Re: Does Le Labo Rose 31 smell like cinnamon chewing gum to you?

    Not at all. But do you know what actually smells like it (after a while into its development): Eau d'Hermes. It also contains lots of cumin. I especially love the Big Red phase about Eau d'Hermes!
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    Re: Help me navigate through some leathers

    A must try is Rien by Etat Libre Orange
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    Re: My collection, three months in.

    I don't think there is any hurry to buy a lot if you work with samples first. So many fragrances that first seem interesting will get on your nerves or loose attraction after testing them a while. I...
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    Re: Whats next on your "To buy" list.

    Eau D'Hermes
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    Re: Very first fragrance

    That came about because I was into old movies like Film Noir and comedies and I very much loved Mariliy Monroe!
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    Re: Suggestions Needed

    try FrenchLover/Bois d'Orage by Frederic Malle and have you sniffed Dior Eau Sauvage? its an old one but classic but tart and somehow contemporary. I also second Declaration.
  28. Re: Fragrance similar to Very Valentino for Women?

    I am also looking for a substitute for Very Valentino for my aunt. I think she enjoys the gentle, unobstrusive powdery but yet fresh quality about it. I got some almond dragee scent from it, maybe...
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    Re: Help me pick a signature

    You might like Guerlain's Rose Barbare, its a beautiful honeyed rose with some spice.
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    Re: Very first fragrance

    first memory of fragrance was in form of soap: Jil Sander Woman II. It had deeply impressed me, I think I was only 6 years old. My first fragrance was Chanel 5 when I was 11 which I received as a...
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    Re: Another Male fragrance thread !

    If you are interested in the opinion of a lady for a change, try Azzaro, French Lover (Malle), Bel Ami and Bel Ami Vetiver, and Chanel Sycomore.
  32. Re: New Member Looking for Discussion & Recommendations

    A really pleasant citrus-vetiver scent is Lime Basil Mandarin by Jo Malone, great for everyday in humid, hot climates! Try also L'Artisan Timbuktu for the underdog, it's crisp and substantial at the...
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    Re: Buying a First Cologne Under $100

    try Curve for Men - really cheap and supposed to be super popular with women
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    Re: Gift for friend, where do I start?

    thanks for the feedback, glad you found something! I have actually never smelled airborne...
  35. Thread: father

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    Re: father

    Armani Aqua di Gio Essenza or Sycomore
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    Re: Gift for friend, where do I start?

    Bois de Violette by Serge Lutens (not sure if they carry it in your store) or Eau de Magnolia Frederic Malle. If you want it more unisex then Sugi by Comme des Garcons.

    You know what would be...
  37. Re: Signature Scent (Possibly) Being Discontinued (Heaven - by The Gap) - Looking for something simi

    it's floral, bright, clean and not heavy or indolic but on the other end not soapy either. It will be different to Heaven because its cleaness is not due to white musc but they share the clean take...
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    Re: Une Fleur de Cassie by Frederic Malle

    To me this smells like classic french perfumery at its best but at the same time it is a contemporary, genuine composition, more so than, for example, Rue Cambon. I perceive it as very feminine and...
  39. Re: Signature Scent (Possibly) Being Discontinued (Heaven - by The Gap) - Looking for something simi

    You might also want to try L.l.L.Y by Stella McCartney in EDP. It is a very light, fresh floral (lily of the valley) and it does the trick:...
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    Re: Something for Fall and Winter in New England

    Le Labo Vetiver 46, Hermes Bel Ami Vetiver, Frederic Malle Bois d'Orage/French Lover
  41. Re: What's your favourite oriental in the heat and humidity?

    Homage Amouage by far
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    Re: Job Interview Fragrance?

    Something very clean and subtle, don't spray a lot. Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Vert, Omnia Crystalline (whitish Omnia bottle) or Bottega Veneta Eau Legere would be appropriate.
  43. Thread: Hello from NYC

    by Cybele
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    Re: Hello from NYC

    Barneys is great for fragrances too! Have you tried Eau Sauvage and Comme des Garcons Black and 2Man?
  44. Re: Signature Scent (Possibly) Being Discontinued (Heaven - by The Gap) - Looking for something simi

    Try Acca Kappa White Moss, the new Narciso Rodriguez: Narciso, and Love and Tears by Kilian. Good luck!
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    Re: A fragrance for my mother ? Need your help

    Bottega Veneta could be really good!!! Also try Mitsouko in Extrait, Bois de Iles, Cuir de Russie and second Rue Cambon. Relatively close to Opium but easier to wear is Youth Dew Amber Nude...
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    Re: Jil Sander Woman Two - any fans out there?

    Hi, I am a big fan but I only remember smelling the soap when I was a kid and it was heaven!
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    Re: Professional fresh scent?

    Have you found your fragrance yet? If you like Opium you should try Donna Karan Chaos for a more contemporary spicy scent. I also recommend you Serge Lutens Bois de Violette and Clair de Musc.
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    Re: Perfume that smells like blush

    Try Love by Chloe, Kenzo Flower EDP, Chanel No5 EDT or Eau Premiere
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    Re: What to wear on first dates

    Tom Ford Grey Vetiver and yes, it should be something you are very comfortable wearing!
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    Re: What perfume to wear for a fancy dinner?

    Hi there, what did you actually end up wearing? :smiley:
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    Re: Next Fragrance:Opinions needed

    Expensive doesn't necessarily mean good but nice to have a wide range to choose from! Try By Kilian's ouds and L'Artisan Timbuktu
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    Re: Wedding day fragrance suggestions

    According to her taste I recommend you to try By Kilian Liason Dangereuse (well, not sure if the name suits a wedding but the scent sure does) and Le Petit Robe Noir in extrait or if you want it more...
  53. Re: I'm Looking for a 25th Birthday Present for my Boyfriend

    How about a set of 4 small bottles of Hermessence including Brin de Reglisse and Vetiver Tonka? And Bel Ami Vetiver (also Hermes) is great. Let us know what you pick...
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    Re: your favourite male scent to wear

    Egoiste, Guerlain Vetiver, ELO Rien, and Eau d'Hermes-not sure if the latter one is a mens fragrance at all.
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    Re: What perfume to wear for a fancy dinner?

    Good Girl Gone Bad
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    Re: Help me find a fragrance for my spouse.

    try Prada Infusion Iris Absolue, Cartier Panthere, Bottega Veneta
  57. Re: Need advice: Sis wants Carnal Flower. Less expensive suggestions?

    try Kai, it shares the green quality with Carnal Flower
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    Re: Suggestions for a good Perfume for my mother.

    Try Chanel Coco Noir (in the black bottle) or Dior J'Adore
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    Re: suggestions for wife

    Please try Jour d'Hermes - it's a winner, beautiful bottle too!
  60. Re: Which discontinued fragrance is number one on your list?

    ENVY. Also Jil Sander Woman II and Halston.
  61. Re: The good, the bad and the ugly - Oriental rose scents

    My favorites are Homage Amouage, Nahema and Rose Barbare.
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    Re: Looking for 2-3 not-too-sweet fragrances

    I recommend you to sniff two of the Chanel Exclusifs: Chanel No 18 and 28, La Pausa. Also try the new Hermes Jour d'Hermes and Narciso Rodriguez For Her
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    Re: Suggestions for my girlfriend...

    Narciso Rodriguez For Her
    What we do in Paris is a Secret by A Lab on Fire
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    Re: Hi! I'm new and I need help!!

    Chanel Coco Madmoiselle, Guerlain L'Instant, Dior Addict, Narciso Rodriguez For Her (pink bottle)
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    Re: Please help me buy my wife some nice perfume

    some great quality scents to try are Prada Infusion Iris Absolue, Bottega Veneta, Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere, Bulgari Femmes
    good luck!
  66. Re: Which clean, powdery scent you can recommend ??

    Love Chloe smells very clean and very powdery! Second Prada Infusion d'Iris Absolue and also try Chanel No 22 and Prada L'Eau d'Ambre. I get complimented on Love don't be shy By Kilian everytime I...
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    Re: Drop Dead Sexy Fragrance

    I agree about Carnal Flower, it's gorgeous and your cat is hilarious! I suggest you Coromandel and to try some of the By Kilian line, especially Back to Black, Rose Oud, and Love don't be shy. Also,...
  68. Re: ideas for daughter, based on what she likes?

    try also Love Etc by The Body Shop, it's very nice and I think made by Dominique Ropion.
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    Re: Gucci Envy (woman) alternative

    There is nothing like Envy but Vetiver Pour Elle is equally great and has a similar vibe although smelling more natural than Envy.
  70. Re: ideas for daughter, based on what she likes?

    Prada Candy, Kenzo Amour, something Lolita Lempicka
  71. Re: The Best Most Leathery Leather scents (male or female)...Your opinions please!

    favorite leathery leather: Rien by Etat libre Orange
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    Re: Cinnamon cookie dipped in vanilla

    Musc Ravageur Oil, Tonka Imperiale (more ameretto cookie in vanilla but so good...), Comme des Garcons White, although this one is probably not sweet enough but great for milky cinnamon.
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    Re: Coital/musk sweat scent

    Le Labo Oud 27 , Yatagan, Jicky

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    Yesterday I came across a scent that you should try: By Kilian In The City Of Sin, one reviewer called it In The City Of A Sinful Bathroom!
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    Re: Subtle Vanilla scent

    L'Instant Guerlain and Kiehls Vanilla and Cedarwood
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    Re: The best "sweet Gourmand" scent for men?

    By Kilian Back To Black and Coromandel
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    Re: What's the most manliest high quality cologne?

    As a woman I'd
    say Sycomore, Azzaro, Eau Sauvage
  77. Thread: Warm scents

    by Cybele
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    Re: Warm scents

    Coromandel
    Une Bois de Vanille
    Musc Ravangeur
    Tonka Imperiale
    Back to Black
  78. Re: hello! i got a serious sweet tooth lately! :D Would you name your favourite foody vanilla perfum

    Love By Kilian and Tonka Imperiale by Guerlain
  79. Re: A desperate call for help!! Cristalle is no longer Cristalle on my skin. Need a change.

    I came from Cristalle myself and I recommend you Vetiver pour Elle by Guerlain, it's great.
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    Re: need help for xmas!

    L'enfer, interesting, more information please! What besides Miss Dior (Cherie) do the young ladies like and dislike?
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    Re: need help for xmas!

    Try also Madame by Gaultier, a nice lemon meringue kind of Vanilla in a pretty bottle
  82. Re: Trying to pick a first scent. Here are some things about me.

    Lime Basil Mandarin by Jo Malone! It is a beautiful citrus with woods and herbs, not sharp and very natural smelling, deepens over time getting better and better, good longevity too. Another...
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    Re: Choosing a more "grown up" fragrance

    Try Prada L'Eau d'Ambre! Enjoy yourself and try out a lot, there are no rules in perfume (especially not concerning clothes) as long as you do not offend anybody, for example, by waering something...
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    Re: Fresh/sheer vanilla frag?

    Kiehl's Vanilla & Cedarwood is light and very pleasant
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    Re: need help for xmas!

    Miss Dior sounds like a good choice. Try For Her by Narcisso Rodriguez, Allure by Chanel (not Allure Sensuelle), Blackberry & Vanilla Musk by Trish McEvoy
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    Re: I could use some help, ladies!

    Your mother obviously has great taste and I am sorry but I cannot highly enough recommend you Chanel 31, Rue Cambon, even though you can't get it from Aus Liebe zum Duft. Just go to Chanel in Vienna...
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    Re: Suggestions for Fall/Winter (Paris)

    Winter in Paris...Lumiere Noir Francis Kurdjian
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    Re: Recommendation request

    Hi MrJack, try Vetiver Tonka Hermessence (at Hermes boutiques) and I second Timbuktu, Sycomore and Tom Ford Gray Vetiver.
    Have you tested Comme des Garcons Avignon? I like your picks so far!
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    Re: What is the most OVERRATED fragrance?

    Estee Lauder Pleasures. Chanel No5 is great art.
  90. Re: Just turned 18, need an everyday cologne that is suitable for work but also appealing to females

    Try Dior Homme Sport
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    Re: First fragnance for teen?

    I recommend you to try Aqua di Gio Essenza, I find it actually more subtle than the original one, great bottle too.
    If you have access to it check out Lime Basil Mandarin by Jo Malone it's a great...
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    Re: Scents similar to Prada Infusion d'Iris

    Chanel 28, La Pausa
    Voyage Hermes
    Vetiver pour Elle, Guerlain
    somehow distantly CK1
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    Re: Want to find a good vanille based scent.

    Love By Kilian
    Organza Indecence Givenchy
    Kenzo Amour
    Dior Addict
    Kiehls Vanilla and Cedarwood
  94. Re: Looking for a non-powdery semi sweet almond fragrance... Please advise~

    Anne Pliska is a straight orange amber

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    How did you like your Luctor et Emergo sample? I read somewhere it exactly smells like Jergen's Lotion, does it fit your bill?

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  95. Re: Looking for a non-powdery semi sweet almond fragrance... Please advise~

    Please let us know about your experiences!
  96. Re: Hello! i currently love soapy white florals + musk perfumes like jennifer lopez's glow and kai +

    Prada Infusion Iris
    Essence Musc Narcisso Rodriguez
    Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia by Estee Lauder
  97. Re: Looking for a non-powdery semi sweet almond fragrance... Please advise~

    Guerlain Tonka Imperiale
    might be too sweet but has a very nice almond note. Second L'Eau d'Hiver.
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