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  1. Re: Do you know anything about KOBAKO by BOURJOIS?

    Good to know about the reformulation, so Kobako is off the list. The original sounds so good...
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    "Ocean Dream" by Designer Parfums, originally by Giorgio Beverly Hills.
    It is flowery ozonic, something I would wear at the sea; today it did not last long.
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    Tobacco Note:
    "Horizon" by Oriza L. Legrand, original from 1925, reissued in 2013, obviously from the original formula.
    Middle Notes: tobacco leaf
    Base Notes: blond tobacco/white tobacco

    The...
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    "Secret Obsession" by Calvin Klein - plum with a bit of tuberose and spices.
    Calice Becker is mentioned as the nose, as she is sometimes together with Ann Gottlieb or Ann Gottlieb alone - confusing....
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    I think this is a classic even though it is only from 1991 but has - again - been discontinued: L'Arte di Gucci. A wonderful rose chypre which has also a honey smell even if honey is not one of the...
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    "A Classic Scent From Decades Ago" - does that mean a today's classic that came out decades ago or was already a classic decades ago?
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    Re: cherry blossom sakura scent?????

    The cherry blossom perfume by Yves Rocher smelled better and stronger than anticipated, it is not mysterious at all though.
    Then there is Japanese Cherry Blossom/Cerisier du Japon by The Body Shop,...
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    Discontinued - I can do: Fendi by Fendi. I really missed this one and was happy to get a still affordable 50ml bottle of the edt beginning of this year.

    For last week (I was in hospital) I...
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    Congratulations Darjeeling!

    This synch was easy: Eau Parfumée au Thé Rouge by Bvlgari. I really like this one, I prefer it to the other two tea scents by Bvlgari.
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    Re: Sample Saturday (or Sunday)

    Great idea as I also have samples I never try, mostly they are free samples I got with purchases, there are only a few I have ordered.

    A random sample was Rose the One (Dolce & Gabbana), mostly...
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    Darling by Miro, smells very much like Wish by Chopard, even though the notes of Wish are more complex and only the base notes (patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla) of Darling are identical to some of...
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    Yes, it's easily available in the USA...

    I also remember playing with minis by Berdoues and Corday, which came in sets. My mother never used them, only swearing by No. 5. I still have some of...
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    This week I will pass as I also have a problem with this synch.
    My first perfume was a solid perfume stick of Jean Naté (does that count?), a present brought from the USA when I was a teenager, so...
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    Re: Anyone Tried Tokyo Milk??

    I won a bottle of #11 Let them eat cake on ebay. It is a nice gourmand sweet vanilla. I would like to test others from Tokyo Milk but have never seen any bottles here.
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    Brasil Dream by Estée Lauder.
    Fruit notes of guava, pineapple, orange (top) and lemon (heart).
    It is not very fruity for me, rather floral (mostly gardenia) with a solid back-up by the coconut....
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    Re: Your top three VANILLA scents.

    Shalimar EdP
    Shalimar Ode à la Vanille Sur la Route de Mexique
    Joop: Le Bain (vanilla and tonka bean)
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    I have more from the 80ies than I thought. I am synching with LouLou (Cacharel, from 1987) today, a real hit of the late 80ies.
    Yesterday I was wearing Roma which came out one year after LouLou,...
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    Was in synch with Vanillary by Lush, the solid version.
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    As I had a bad coughing last Friday, I didn't wear any perfume, otherwise I would have chosen a sample from the "All Hallows' Eve" sample pack from luckyscent.
    Now it's nearly Friday again and I am...
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    Interesting choices - I am looking forward to the synch.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Mary Poppins is so much fun. As a child I saw the film and I had a huge book with illustrations from the film. Sometimes when traveling to universities out of town to give courses, I wished I had her...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    It is Parfum Sacré.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Favourites are also difficult for me...

    At first I thought "Shalimar" (again?), but of course "Nuit de Noel" would be great; while I am looking for it, I am wearing "Belle de Minuit" by Nina...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Not having many perfumes here with grass or herbal notes - and one I thought has grass notes but doesn't - I just picked Green Tea Lavender, thinking it might be soothing, but it doesn't last long....
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I was wearing L'Orpheline (Sheldrake) only recently, the only other match is Diamonds and Rubies (Grojsman), so I am wearing this today, a peachy spicy oriental - good for a walk in the Botanical...
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    Re: Women under 35 and classic perfumes

    When I was in my 20ies I already koved the above mentioned Guerlains and Fendi. Wasn't Shalimar THE flapper perfume, back in its time?
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    This week I pass as it would have been Woman III by Jil Sander, which I was wearing as a student in West Berlin during those few years before the wall came down. Great time.
    Some years ago, Woman...
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    Re: The best Violet Perfume....

    Violet Divine by Berdoues might also fit the bill. If you like Yardley, how about April Violets?
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Me too, I don't have a favourite winter perfume. I was thinking of Shalimar again but then I saw Vienna by The Scent of Departure and took that one for the sync. Today it is a very gourmand spicy...
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    Re: Spray vs Dab - do you notice a difference?

    This is also my experience. Could it be that there is a different chemical reaction of perfume and components of air when sprayed?
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Normally I don't layer, but today I tried La Perla (chypre) and Miro Femme (floral), the latter softened the chypre, was okay.




    Even though Jacquet lived in the 19th century, he did paint...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Yesterday I was wearing Hypnotic Poison which was just fine for this long day, but it doesn't last so long, due to reformulation I guess.

    Betsy, I think Dune can be worn at any season and always...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    The oldest - also many possibilities for me, but I went with the perfume I have been using the longest, even though I went through several bottles: Dune by Dior (luckily not one of the newest...
  34. Re: Who else keeps a spreadsheet of their fragrance collection?

    I don't have a spreadsheet or anything like that, I use the wardrobe features instead. Also, I think I know what I have and often what I tested. I don't make notes of what I have tested in stores,...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    So many great choices from you all.

    For me it's Midnight in Paris (Van Cleef & Arpels), a tobacco incense combo which I like, but sillage is too low...
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    Re: Keiko Mecheri- Embruns

    A sample is on its way. Eccentric literati - quite an oxymoron, but then again they did exist.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    From the 1920ies - I synch with Shalimar, the Charms Edition. Different sites give different notes for this edition, though the only difference supposedly is the bottle design. I like the citrus...
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    Re: a true incense

    No one mentioned Encens Flamboyant by Annick Goutal yet. I was wearing it recently and I got incense in the way of an old and cold "gothic" ruin or church.
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    Re: Church-like incense?

    I second that, though for me I got less pine than others describe it when I was wearing it this week. EF was mostly incense, very church-like, but more like a cold and empty "gothic" church.
    Messe...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Miracle by Lancome - a spicy rose for me.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Me too, I don't really have a favourite nose. I could name Germaine Cellier as I like Fracas and Bandit (I was wearing that yesterday), but I don't have the perfumes she made for Balmain. Also,...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I might have opted for Obsession by Calvin Klein if I had known about this synch, but internet was down and it took ages to get connected again...
    I liked the old Obsession, but it always seemed...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    As I only started collecting in 2010, I don't have that many pre-reformulation bottles. I have a bottle of Deep Red by Hugo Boss which is from 2004 according to the batch code. I have never checked...
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    Re: Bombed the office today

    I only bombed the teachers office at a High School wearing some chypre - I still think they needed to smell something good.
    Normally, I had an office for myself, but if you have to share an office...
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    Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    Luckily most of my blind buys turned out to be good, but Annick Goutal's Grand Amour doesn't seem to be for me. The lily note is too bitter.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I looked up honey and saffron on the directory and got a lot of results. I was thrilled to see that I have many perfumes with honey until I noticed that the search results included honeysuckle as...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I have never bought a perfume for the bottle, but I like the Guerlain bottles (L'Heure bleue & Mitsouko, Shalimar), the Womanity bottle and the original bottle of Venezia. I am wearing L'Heure bleue...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I have one choice: Eclat d'Arpège, a musky lilac.

    Betsy, the new Arpège is rather indolic, maybe too much for some people in summer.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I was away on a trip and had only some samples with me, but I don't have my Cabochard (made in the 1950ies) bottle here anyway and for seductive perfume, I might have chosen L'Arte by Gucci (but I...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I didn't know that I have perfumes by Polge or Guichard - learning again. Too bad that I don't have Eau Parfumée au Thé Rouge with me, so it will be John Galliano EdP (Guichard) - but only later in...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Very difficult today as I am not sure if I have a favourite character - perhaps Ripley from the Alien films. I am wearing Bal à Versailles today and even though one wouldn't imagine Ripley wearing...
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    Re: aluminum-free antiperspirant?

    CD deodorants are without aluminium, they are available in stores or online.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I didn't feel like wearing Shalimar again yesterday, today I found a sample of Burberry Brit Sheer and it starts very "citrusy" with yuzu, but it is quite boring in general.
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    Re: Le Feu D'Issey - recent purchase

    I wouldn't have imagined that Le Fey d'Issey came as refill, from the picture the bottles look nice on their own, some kind of frosted glass. I was lucky enough to get a tester bottle, which looks...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Citrus notes? I am not sure if I have any perfume, except Shalimar (the opening) or Eau du Sud? (if I can find that one...)
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Recently I bought Lust by Lush because of the jasmine note and was wearing it last evening, as I like to in the evenings..
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I am wearing Alien Sunessence Or d'ambre which is very fruity (kiwi) in the beginning but uplifting as well. One can still get it online, the prices have gone up however.
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    Re: Fragrances that are you personified

    Woman III by Jil Sander
    Obsession by Calvin Klein
    Coco by Chanel
    L'heure bleue by Guerlain
    Shalimar (Charms Edition) by Guerlain
    Niki de Saint Phalle
    Silences by Jacomo

    so far, if more pop...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    This time I forgot about the synch, so I was wearing Shalimar. It fitted more than Vetyver by Roger & Gallet which I have, though it was another hot summer day.
    RHM,it's your birthday too?...
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    Re: Wearing Fragrance/Perfume Oils

    I got some oils from Day-Star and Hayward Enterprises, they project well and are long lasting. They have many dupes of designer or niche perfumes, Day-Star also makes own perfume oils. Today I am...
  61. Re: Do you buy testers from sites like fragrancenet etc.?

    I have bought testers many times (outside of the EU). They are a really good way to get rare or discontinued perfumes as already stated.
    Some come with caps, more often without; I am not sure if...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I saw that I have the most bottles from Yves Rocher thanks to their offers of selling them next to nothing sometimes. Today I am wearing Moment de bonheur, a rose perfume which I got for free. Nice...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Karma by Lush, a spicy orange patchouli pine combo.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    At the moment I don't have any tested sample that will lead me to a FB purchase. So I am testing one - yet unknown - sample and see where it will go: Déjà Le Printemps by Oriza L. Legrand. The...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Not necessarily a hidden treasure, but it's the first time I am wearing it today: Vanille CollectOr by Yves Rocher - a nice gourmand vanilla, which gets dry and not sweet in the dry down. It was a...
  66. Re: How do you respond to unfavorable comments on your SOTD?

    Normally I don't get negative comments, so I am lucky I guess. If I get any, I try to underspray next time or to layer if I should wear the same perfume.
    One time as a student when hitchhiking...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    FrouFrou - so good you are enjoying Coco, one of my favourites.

    I don't have No. 5, so I'm not in synch, but will try it again next time I'm downtown.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Today's synch is easy - having only one by Chanel: Coco eau de toilette. I received a bottle as a present more then 10 years ago (I was never wearing it that much though I really love it) and it is...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Current favourite?? So difficult, but it is spring and I picked Prada's Infusion d'Iris (eau de parfum), though I still think it is best in summer.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Niche - I am wearing Let them eat cake by Tokyo Milk. It starts very sweet and smells like cake in the dry down - I think I could have synched with it also for last week's gourmand...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Today arrived a bottle of Westwood's "Anglomania" - I've been wanting that for a long time.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I have several from the 90ies and I am wearing Dune by Dior for this synch. I bought my first bottle in the 90ies (together with the original Venezia - a lost gem) and have been wearing Dune ever...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I was wearing Trussardi by Trussardi (in the white bottle), a leather chypre. It can smell a bit medicinal, but is good on fresh spring days.
  74. Re: Classic (style) chypres that don't disappoint

    Yes, this is good and strong.

    I also want to add:

    L'Arte by Gucci (discontinued, I only could get the EdT, a rose chypre)
    Niki de Saint Phalle (lush and green)
    and the before mentioned...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    A designer perfume - for me Y by Yves Saint Laurent. A spring chypre.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    For today's synch I was wearing City Love by Dueto Parfums, it was mostly patchouli and oud on my skin with a bit of lemongrass. Longevity and sillage are amazing.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    As I don't have any Estée Lauder perfume right now, I tested several this week when I had the chance. My favourites are: Sensous Noir - dark fruity and spicy, Cinnabar - oriental spicy and Knowing -...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Paloma Picasso edp
    It was not really hate, but when I first tried Paloma Picasso by Paloma Picasso, I didn't like it, it was too much, too dark for me. Generally, I thought the whole chypre genre...
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    Re: Favourite or Cult Status Discontinued Scents.

    I don't know how often Dune has been reformulated but my newest bottles (already some years old now) smell the same as when it came out, so I am lucky I guess.

    I want to add Gloria by Cacharel to...
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    Re: Favourite or Cult Status Discontinued Scents.

    They re-released the eau de perfume and an eau de toilette version, unfortunately it is not so deep and full as the original, you can compare it to the original Opium and the reformulated version,...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Betsy, medication can really change our sense of smell and it can change our natural skin smell as well, so maybe the Chloé will smell differently again for you in the future.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    For the synch I had Trésor Midnight Rose by Lancome, sounds intriguing (on the box: cassis malicieux - mischievous blackcurrant, rose gourmande - sweet rose and bois mystérieux - mysterious wood) but...
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    Re: The Annick Goutal Encyclopædia

    Since last year I have bought several perfumes by Annick Goutal. This weak I was wearing

    - Mandragore Limited Edition (colourless perfume in the colourless round bottle): this smells slightly...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    This week's synch would be Zino by Davidoff, I tested it again some days earlier - somehow it seemed different.
    For last week"s synch I was wearing Mitsouko, but I was unwell and could not...
  85. Re: What is the difference between perfume bought in France and others countries beside higher price

    Yes, definitely. People in the USA also seem to have a wider offer, it is also allowed to sell testers, so they pay much less than Europeans.
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    Re: Today's Purchases - January, 2014.

    I found a good deal for the Dahlia Noir L'Eau (Givenchy) at Galeries Lafayette in France yesterday and added Chypre Orient by Molinard.

    Oh, and I still must have a mini bottle of Chunga somewhere,...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    A sample which must have come with an order for the sync: Burberry Brit Sheer. This really is like a skin scent, nice but much lacking in sillage and longevity, so it will not offend anyone. Good for...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I was wearing VIE Vienna by Scent of Departure, from 2011. A nice gourmand with a licorice note.
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    Re: What is your favorite Guerlain?

    I have always liked Guerlains. My most favourite is L'Heure bleue EdP, followed by Shalimar EdP Charms Edition from 2010 (the new versions I smell in the shops don't do it). I also have Misouko EdP,...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Thank you for the list, Betsy, it looks like much fun - and much work from your side.

    I have not many gifted to me, one is a mini of Poison by Dior.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Bonsai, thank you so much for this thread! I was always looking forward to it, learning and becoming aware.

    Betsy, it is great if you are going to keep the thread up. Really.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Thanks, Ipp! These days I am contemplating getting a partly used bottle of Violet blonde by Tom Ford; otherwise I like the names of By Kilian. Today I am not in synch then (Eden by Cacharel).
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    Re: Chasing the past - Oriza L. Legrand

    Today I received my sample set from Oriza L. Legrand. It came well packed and the inner envelope - closed with a nice monogrammed sticker - already smelled divine. I am really excited to test them.
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    Re: Buying pholosophy

    I only have backups of some that were discontinued, I also would backups of some bottles if there was to be a reformulation. Otherwise I try to broaden my knowledge and buy new scents.
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    Re: Reasons For Buying a Full Bottle?

    I started blind buying tester bottles as it was not possible to sample the perfumes. Now as it does not make sense anymore to buy full bottles (even 30ml) I try to get samples, because of EU...
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    Re: Do You Miss Your Collection When you Travel?

    When traveling for an extended time - weeks or months - then I miss my collection, even though I take decants and samples and might acquire new bottles. I think I see my collection as an expression...
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    i saw this too late and am already wearing LouLou by Cacharel, it is not very smoky, the incense is very light yet. Too bad that the list is still in the archive.

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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 12 November 2013

    Chloé by Chloé, the original version, herbal floral on a nice sunny Autumn day.

    Twolf, my posts all disappeared in the Huddler archive... I think they will come back at some point.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday November 11, 2013

    Though it doesn't compare to the original Venezia (from 1992), Venezia Eau de Toilette (2012) by Laura Biagiotti has much better sillage and longevity than anticipated. Nice for this sunny Autumn...
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