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    Re: Help me with a woman's perfume

    For very flowery try Carnal Flower, A La Nuit.
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    One of my most cherish scent memories is the smell of slept in t-shirt of a very special someone. Thank you for the link Q!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th July 2015

    Ohhh yes please! I think you might find Dr G joining this party too.

    Awww ((Knit)) I hope Papa Knit gets well soon.

    No.22 today, aldehydes and incense Chanel style.

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    Re: Fragrance suggestion for a female friend

    I found Bottega Veneta seems to leave a lovely trail of scent and might suit her well.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    Swimming in L'heure Bleue tonight. Happy Independence Day to everyone celebrating.

    Lovely to see you back ErinK and in Guerlain no less! Smelling wonderful m'dear.

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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd July 2015

    Ohhh mixerscent you smell wonderful.

    Congrats on the house Robin.

    I'm in the funeral parlour rose and carnation of Belladogia, vintage EdC. :laugh:
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th June 2015

    A perfect crisp winters day here in Oz. Decided I needed iris so it was Infusion d'Iris EdP for the day. This one makes me think of ErinK (hope everything is right in your world lovely!).

    ExtremeK...
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    Re: Help me with a woman's perfume

    The original Agent Provocateur comes to mind. I think it might be that pink candy musk stick connection. It's not for me but I have a friend that wears and it smells wonderful on her. On the right...
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    Re: What I will buy next!

    L'eaulita I noticed you have an Aussie flag there. I have a majority of the Exclusifs and if you want to PM me I'm more than happy to send some Sycomore and Rue Cambon your way.

    BoyChanel I adore...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 29th June 2015

    Best of luck with the rental Robin, I'll have my fingers crossed for you.

    The separate vaycay sounds wonderful ExtremeK, especially the spa bit. :laugh:

    Bois des Îles today. Lots of it. Luckily...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I was in Eva Kant which I find a slightly left of center take on gourmand.
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    SOTD Friday 26th June 2015

    Hello everyone,

    Awww, lovely picture Tdem!

    ExtremeK is been a mix of work and life that has kept me away. I've booked a little jaunt to Europe in September as a 'reward' for surviving the...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 25th June 2015

    Hello all,

    Congratulations to Tdem's Andrew!

    MIA recently for all sorts of reasons. Here to report I'm in the ever so green Bel Respiro. Sometimes I smell quite a lovely, almost endearing, bug...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    We're twins! I'd be interested in your impressions of Une Fleur de Cassie. For me, it's Ropion's best work.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th June 2015

    Hello all,

    teardrop your pixie cut sounds adorable. I'm not brave enough to chop my locks so I've been sporting long waves for more than a decade.

    Feeling rather floral today. Rose de Nuit...
  16. Why do lady perfumistas pick classic fragrances for men?

    Yes please! Love No. 5.

    I've worn a few on the men's list and tend to lean more towards classics and modern offerings.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2015

    Carnal Flower 50ml. I practiced restraint and bought a smaller bottle.
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    SOTD Monday 8th June 2015

    Challenging day, bought perfume, day got much better. That's the power of scent. I also thought it best to guard against Estée acquisition of Malle's with a bottle of Carnal Flower.

    Spent the day...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Chamade Pour Homme?
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    NCal round 11 could it also be Oud Save the Queen?
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Chanel Rouge Coco in Madamoiselle

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thing?.out=jpg&size=l&tid=16050401
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 6th June 2015

    :birthdays: Happy Birthday Asha :birthdays:

    Hehe Cestrum isn't the Trussardi flacon is so adorably kitsch? You could stash some whisky in an empty flacon and call it a boozy niche scent.
    I will...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    This one again :smiley:
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    Re: SOTD Friday 5th June 2015

    Happy Friday all. Raising my glass oh, about… now :beer:

    Arquiste Fleur de Louis today. A lovely bouquet of iris, rose and jasmine - mostly jasmine

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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Hi ladies,

    Dior Grege today


    http://images.selfridges.com/is/image//selfridges/359-84011246-DIORNUDE_GREGE1947_M?$PDP_M_ALL$

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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 2nd June 2015

    Hello all,

    I hope the day is being kind to you. Cuir Mauresque today.



    http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy182/samqsam/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsfcc38c8e.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Monday 1st June 2015

    It's June already?!

    Preparing the cashmere stash for the upcoming cold weather. I might be lucky and get a full months wear this year. :laugh:

    House and note twins with G tonight with Bois des...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 31st May 2015

    Hi all,

    Après L'ondée today and yesterday too.

    Congratulations on your retirement cazaubon, all the best for your move.

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  29. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Hi Irina, what an interesting project your are taking on!

    Here's mine 'I wish I could bottle that scent' suggestion. There is a pine tree that grows by the river where I live. For a very short...
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    Re: Classic Guerlain Fragrances

    N Cal what a treat you have lined up for yourself.

    I actually enjoy most of the classics in EdC. I find L'heure Bleue is beautiful in EdC and the bath oil.

    Apres L'ondee is one of my...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    N CAL is Round 11 Millesime Imperial? Apparently the gold flacon is Imperial Millesime and the newer clear flacon is Millesime Imperial.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 29th May 2015

    Hi everyone,

    Robin hope you resolve the house sale soon. As annoying as the hold up is I suspect you are in a much better place regardless.

    Mitsouko 1980's EdT over parfum. Tonight I'm semi...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Chanel Coco Shine in Rendez-vous today


    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/64/70/0b/64700b3969d6ea89ef0f0ed2f8020c67.jpg
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    Re: Numbered Perfume Names Nine, Five and Six

    Cartier's Les Heures collection are numbered
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Hmmm, the only perfumes I didn't sniff before acquiring were the ones gifted to me. I think this might have to be my criteria for choosing tomorrow.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 28th May 2015

    Hello all,

    31 Rue Cambon today. I have the sniffles and feeling rather grumpy.:sad:

    ExtremeK squeee, a rose endorsement from you means I will have to place a sample order soon. It's a shame...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Going slightly left field and guessing Gypsy Water which has sandalwood as well as bergamot and amber.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Chanel Rouge Allure Laque Imperial



    http://www.verbenaproducts.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/350x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/3/1/3145891657302__1_4.jpg
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    SOTD Wednesday 27th May 2015

    Quarry I so enjoyed reading your post yesterday. I hope you take a small break from gardening and pop in now and then. :kiss:

    Kewert that's a great hairstyle, looks effortlessly chic.
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  40. Re: What are some of your favorite Plum fragrances?

    Rochas Femme has lovely plummy note.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Hello all,

    RMS Promise today



    http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0163/1974/products/rms-lip2cheek-promise_grande.jpg?v=1395871620
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 26th May 2015

    :birthdays: Wishing the dear Q the very best on this most special of days :birthdays: I suspect her absence maybe attributed to her spending much of her time here being honoured here...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25th May 2015

    Happy Bank Holidays to all those enjoying a day off!

    Congrats on the win Cello!

    Grey Vetiver today.

    Tonight is a few dabs of very vintage Cabochard parfum courtesy of a bottle I spied in...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    This morning was Bal de Mai


    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31-zj5lU3CL._SY355_.jpg

    and this afternoon I switched to Coromandel.

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    Re: SOTD Sunday 24th May 2015

    Hello lovely people,

    Bel Respiro for a spot of exercise this morning, the water in the river around my way was so clear you could see down to the bed and watch the fish swimming about.

    Spent...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd May 2015

    Hi everyone,

    ExtremeK looking forward to reading all about your rose adventures, thank you for inadvertently taking up part of my ultimate 'rose' quest :laugh:.

    Congrats to Rosebud!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

    Nice ComDiva! All thanks should go to Jon I was simply the perfume mule: laugh: .Synching this evening in L’heure Fougueuse bought at Cartier in New York during that same transatlantic jaunt. That...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 22nd May 2015

    Awww, Happy Birthday Dr. G! I hope your day, much like yourself, is that perfect combination of naughty and nice ;)

    In Cuir de Russie for the occasion.
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    Re: Serge Lutens 50 ml bottles....

    With the sprayer fitted the flacon is too tall to properly close the lid. I keep all of the ones I'm using out of the box and in a display cabinet. If I'm storing them I will fit the splash cap after...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Woohoo Missylee! It is No.5.
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Cestrum m'dear, I suspect once it's solved there will be a collective groan for how obvious it is. Handful is a key clue and a square is a reference to the shape of the flacon. This one is likely the...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Hednic is it Cuir Cuba Intense?
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Guessing round 6- Acqua di Parma Colonia?
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Ooohhh very pretty Cello. I can understand why it's your most used. I'm in Dior Grege today, more orangey than Bal de Mai.


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  55. Thread: Steamy South

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    Re: Steamy South

    Maybe try Cartier L'Heure Vertueuse, herbal, stemmy green notes. I adore this one in summer. Grey Vetiver is a soapy vetiver. Another that may work is Carnal Flower, lightly applied the tuberose and...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Still working on the last two and it's not L'Heure Vertueuse III (adore that one btw). It is a French house.
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Guessing Italian cypress for round 6. Another hint for mine - the fragrance is iconic.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    and this one again.
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Not Poeme, nice guess though. Here's a clue: 'handful' is a reference to the fragrance name.

    Now back to round 6 - is it Oud Wood?
  60. Thread: Brut

    by Xscent
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    Re: Brut

    You could try Sartorial by Penhaligons. It's been described as 'radiant Brut' more expensive than Brut so I'm not sure it meets your criteria.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 14th May 2015

    You smell glorious G. Une Fluer de Cassie for me.


    http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy182/samqsam/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps6066f8a1.jpg
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    just thought of another...

    Inside a square case
    count a handful of hours
    gold and white flowers

    saving hints for later as I'm sure they won't be needed.
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Woohoo! N.CAL has it! Sublime by Patou. :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12th May 2015

    Hi everyone.

    Spritz and run. Cuir de Russie EdT today.


    http://i790.photobucket.com/albums/yy182/samqsam/Mobile%20Uploads/2b048be7-17ad-49dc-bcb1-3d45effb0f63_zps9f2765f9.jpg
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Today I was in this lovely lady


    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/31-zj5lU3CL._SY355_.jpg

    Guerlain Rouge Automatique Bal de Mai
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Cestrum is it Tiare Intense by Montale?
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    It's not Happy but the name of the fragrance would describe a state of happy :)
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Going out on a limb and guessing Gucci Pour Homme I?
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Not Beige, you were closer with the first guess...

    Is number 9 Creed Spice and Wood? Couldn't possibly be that obvious?
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    Re: SOTD Monday 11th May 2015

    Hello all!

    Aww Cestrum, hugs are always welcome! As much as enjoy the skank, there are days where JFP BWF are called for.

    I’m envying Kewart's trip to Nice. Have a wonderful time!

    I'm in...
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    Re: Mother's Birthday fragrance suggestions :)

    Gardenia is more a white floral, it doesn't have that indolic quality (sort of a mushroomy note) which might be a very good thing in this case. To my nose it's a blend of white florals than straight...
  72. Thread: Stinky Bottles

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    Re: Stinky Bottles

    Maybe decant and store the bottle.
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    Re: Mother's Birthday fragrance suggestions :)

    Paul stick to Beige, Gardenia or 1932. I was wearing Beige yesterday and it stays relatively true to the opening throughout. Gardenia is a very popular one here but I need it in the parfum, the EdT...
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    Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Centrum is the first haiku Traversee du Bosphore?

    and it's not Bel Respiro :) here's another hint - the fragrance name is just one word
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 9th May 2015

    Hi everyone,

    Lovely collection teardrop!

    Sending more get well wishes PerfumeLady and a extra spritz of No.5 for having to deal with man flu too.

    I must check out your suggestion Foustie...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    N.Cal Another hint: A feeling descriptor associated with the fragrance hence why 'Joy' is close.

    Cestrum is it Violet Blonde?
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    Re: Best Floras For 40 year old mother?

    Try L'occitane for florals around that price.
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Joy is *close* but not it, you're on the right track though. :)

    Guessing again for round 6 - Green Valley?
  79. Re: Suggestions for a Creed fragrance similar to Knowing by Estee Lauder

    I like your wife’s taste! Imperatrice Eugenie reminds me Bal a Versaille so I’m not sure she is familiar with this one. Knowing and Paloma Picasso are big floral chypres along this line she might...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 5th May 2015

    ExtremeK a world where I'm not allowed wear my beloved Cuir de Russie and tux to an opera is not one I can contemplate. Too, too sad - Puccini overwrought dramatics sad. I would sneak a spritz and do...
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    Re: Your ultimate white shirt fragrance?

    On me Sartorial, on him Sycomore.
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    N CAL - is round 6 Eau de Cologne?

    I thought of one:

    languid rays of sun
    spread across silken petals
    joyous happy sighs

    Hint: the third line is a clue to the name of the fragrance
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    Re: Thoughts of Fahrenheit ?

    Zephyr lol, way to scent your man! Fahrenheit is a nostalgic fragrance for me. I have a bottle from the mid 90's and enjoy wearing it myself. Catching a whiff of it on the street on a rare occasion...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th May 2015

    Oh you smelled nice Mocha! Wishing you a very :birthdays: happy birthday:birthdays:. I think I remember something about aliens making you buy perfume? Well they sure got it right with Une Fleur de...
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    Re: "Why so many bottles of Rochas?"

    Thanks for posting Oviatt. I'll take one of each! I adore Femme, not as happy with in its current form but the pre-reformulated parfum is stunning.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3rd May 2015

    Hello everyone,

    Cuir de Lancôme today unearthed from the back of my perfume cabinet. I've spent part of today tending to the collection, rotating out some bottles for the changing seasons.

    I...
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    Re: Your favourite names for make-up shades?

    Essie polishes have some fun names one I have is 'Size Matters'
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    Re: which is the Best Amouage Florals?

    Lyric woman is a stunning opulent deep rose. The longevity is stellar on me.
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    Re: Exploring Frederic Malle....

    My favourite Malle is Une Fleur de Cassie. It's stunning but may lean on the feminine side of your taste. Dominique Ropion work for this house have been my favourites so far.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    Hello everyone,

    Beautiful photo CapriDog.

    Ine you smell amazing.

    L’heure Fougueuse for me, that divine sweet hay and magnolia just hit the spot.

    Very thankful that it’s Friday. A couple...
  91. Re: Fragrances for hot and humid / tropical weather?

    Your options should all work well for tropical weather. The ones I have found works well for me in hot and humid weather are Chanel Eau de Cologne and Cristelle Eau Verte, L'occitane Eau Captivante,...
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    I've found Sartorial great quality in terms of composition and performance. The scent is so familiar just done better.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2015

    Nice Paul H. I do agree it is a polarising scent as vetiver may not be a note your friends and family would associate with perfume. Each to their own. I adore Sycomore and have a large bottle of it...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

    Hello everyone,

    Oh good lord, it smells good in here. Why must you all be scattered and far away from me?

    Hehe Capridog such wholesome bedtime shenanigans.

    Lillybelle your vintage add...
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    Sartorial is my Phenhal of choice. I remember it being described as radiant Brut.
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    I won't tell if you decide to add No.2 to your stash :laugh:. I'm also olive skinned but with jet black hair and I've found the palette very versatile. It takes me from the no make-up look to a...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    Awww, that's really sweet of you kitsch! I'm in Oz at the moment and not due back to London until autumn. May I take a rain check? I would love to hear your thoughts as I'm on the hunt for a...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    kitsch I would love to hear your impressions. I was thinking of getting the Paul Smith Rose for warm weather and would be interested in how the Tromborg compares.
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Oh dear, I'm not sure I should 'fess up here as well.

    Teardrop I love the Naked Palette series, number 2 is also a lovely set.

    I've recently bought Mac Lip Liner in Kiss Me Quick, W3LL People...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    Hello all,

    Thank you for the recommendations Kiliwia, ExtremeK and Cestrum. I've noted them and will order samples.

    Just when I thought it would never come, finally some autumnal weather rolls...
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