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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Or a bottle of tequila.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd September, 2019

    Be still, my heart. A mountain retreat, a burbling brook, and homemade bread. What could be more idyllic? Sooo envious.
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    Re: Vintage D'Orsay Perfumes, Assessed

    Wow! I hope at some point you're able to share photos with us of the ones you didn't sell. They sound fascinating.
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    Re: House of Caron

    I know of at least one Basenoter, Kumquat, who makes a specialty of collecting Carons and orders them from the boutique in France.

    Her particular favorite is French CanCan, one that you don't...
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    Gieffeffe, meet Ffern. Ffern, meet Gieffeffe.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    My cat can kick his cat's ass.

    109219

    And just FYI, that helicopter was spraying Kouros.
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    Re: Vintage D'Orsay Perfumes, Assessed

    But of course you shall, my dear, and I shall wear my yellow dogskin gloves when I appear chez vous for dinner tomorrow.
  8. Re: More info? - Caron Pour Un Homme Champagne Cologne (French Lavender Cologne).

    I did not realize that!

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-AimEQ0LduSY/VgfpohbrTsI/AAAAAAAAA1I/SdqsMz4n2sc/s1600/blog%2Bthe-more-you-know-slogan-e1405388546444.png
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    Re: House of Caron

    I enjoy all their masculine offerings, but their only feminine I've bonded with enough to go FB is Parfum Sacre.



    If we're talking current feminine offerings, I'd say they hardly even bear...
  10. Re: Cat owners: Does your cat try to attack you over certain fragrances?

    Wow. Of all the things to react to.
  11. Re: What is each designer's magnum opus? (Female edition)

    Wow, I didn't see that coming!



    Or that!



    We weren't doing the standalones -- Guerlain, Caron -- just the couturiers.
  12. Re: Cat owners: Does your cat try to attack you over certain fragrances?

    Good question!



    Hell hath no fury like a cat who is forced to move house.
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    Re: Classy, non-oriental fruit frags?

    Philosykos by Diptyque -- pure, unadulterated fig, bright & crisp, with some stems and leaves.
    Ninfeo Mio by Annick Goutal -- a greener fig, with tomato leaf. Brilliant.
    Original Bottega Veneta...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    And who could ever blame you for not resisting that beauty!

    But I want to hear more about the perfumed chocolates. :)
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    For once that was actually a helpful video on YouTube. He raced through 20 different orange scents with a minimum of B.S. and a lot of good basic info.

    Thanks for that, Maxtesti.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I have an extrait from the 1940s. The top is shot, the middle a wee bit degraded, but oh la la, that vintage base.
  17. Re: What fragrances remind you of Christmas/Winter?

    Canadian Christmas:

    https://sadanduseless.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/canadian-things17.jpg
  18. Re: And it happened - asked not to wear perfume to work

    Joke's on me! I just spent 20 minutes looking for a GIF to reply to LadyDragonFire's post that followed Shycat's, and when I came back, the post was gone! :)
  19. Re: More info? - Caron Pour Un Homme Champagne Cologne (French Lavender Cologne).

    Interesting! And wouldn't that 75 degrees (%) mark on the bottom of the bottle indicate a much higher concentration of perfume oils than usual for a cologne?
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    Wait, what?

    http://giphygifs.s3.amazonaws.com/media/ePsV4lBfsrPmo/giphy.gif


    Clearly more research is required.

    Update: Apparently it's both -- day length AND temperature. From...
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    Re: Vintage D'Orsay Perfumes, Assessed

    Following thread with interest, though I won't be contributing, as I've never yet sniffed a D'Orsay.

    I did find this exhaustive list of D'Orsay perfumes online, along with company history, from...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    Like N.Cal, we have yet another heat wave teed up to arrive here for the last week of September. I'm concerned that all this late heat will decrease the amount of autumn leaf color; I believe the...
  23. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    I got a vintage mini of the EDC a few months back, and I had much the same reaction, along with old-book smell. I would really, really like to find a HR to fall in love with... I love everything...
  24. Re: What Is Each Designer's Magnum Opus? (Female edition)

    Oh-tay! Color me couture-deficient. But, y'know, I seldom go shoppin' for clothes. I'm just a down home girl. (People swear that the perfume I wear is made out of turnip greens.)
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Okay, it's not really vintage, just discontinued, but I wore my beloved Sycomore EDT today for the sync, and it has earned a little love note in the line of duty.

    Not only is it the best, most...
  26. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    The camel has been trying to suck me into the Tabac Blond cult for a couple of years now, but I still ain't buying it.
  27. Re: What Is Each Designer's Magnum Opus? (Female edition)

    I guess I just think of them as leathergoods and scarves and horse tack. But sure, what the heck, add 'em in.
  28. Re: What vintage fragrances are you sampling right now?

    I am Bel Ami, and I am weeping and gnashing my teeth. My camel has forsaken me.
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    I especially liked the double-entendre of "post sin".
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Sooo sensible.



    Sports cars excepted. :)
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    http://mrwgifs.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Oh-Yeah-Obama-Singing-Gif.gif
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    Re: No-Buy September (formerly No-Buy August)

    Seven days between posts. I'm guessing some participants are slinking away in shame.

    I had some "must do" purchases in September, but am planning to white-knuckle it through all of October.
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    Re: Lapidus Poker Face

    Hilarious name, and the bottle looks like a bit of homage to the famous Dior bottles embossed with houndstooth pattern.
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  34. Re: What Is Each Designer's Magnum Opus? (Female edition)

    Yeah, I guess we could consider Hermes a designer house, though I was trying to limit it to couture designers. If we include Hermes I guess we'd have to include Bottega Veneta, too.
  35. Re: Oakmoss in vintage perfume including deep vintage

    https://cf10rugbytrust.org/sites/default/files/truth300.jpg
  36. What is each designer's magnum opus? (Female edition)

    (With a hat tip to PolyArch, who started this idea in the MFD forum.)

    What do you consider the one master work from each designer house? (Standalone perfume houses omitted.)

    And feel free to...
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    Re: What Is Each Designer's Magnum Opus?

    Fun thread. I think we need a female version too.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    And you know what's in Vietnamese beef salad? Tons of fresh green herbs and fish sauce ("nam pla") -- lots & lots of it. Which is possibly the most funk-laden ingredient known to mankind.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Anyone brave enough to wear Bull's Blood to work has my r.e.s.p.e.c.t.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Oh yes. Without a doubt.
  41. Re: And it happened - asked not to wear perfume to work

    Checklist Item #1 for next job interview: make sure the boss wears perfume.
  42. Re: High heels or low, which one do you prefer?

    It's shocking. And infuriating.



    See, this amazes me. Especially that women have bought into this idea of heels conveying "strength and power". Heels incapacitate women, both at the time of...
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    Re: What has Basenotes done for you?

    We like having you here, too!

    If you were a duck, we'd let you eat here for free.
  44. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    " Best Offer" is your friend!
  45. Re: 5 underrated cheapies for fall, that you should try/buy

    ^^ Many extra points just for having such a witty name.

    My submission: Prince de Galles Sport, an ultra-crispy, ultra-green vetiver, no smoke, no tobacco, just a background note of toasted...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

    Syncing for the Autumn Equinox in The Mighty Sycomore, my ne plus ultra of autumn forest scents.

    And the weather is even cooperating, staying below 85F with low humidity. As if that weren't...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Finally, an easy sync that requires no forethought for me at all! The Mighty Sycomore, my one-and-only, always-and-forever autumn fragrance. And it even sort of fits in with my Green September...
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    Re: Epitome of the Last Decade of Fragrance

    CutSmut, what ages do you consider "young people" to be? Does that include people in your own age cohort, or folks much younger than you?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I might have to give that a try. I love a clove note, and as a kid I adored Necco Wafers. They were my favorite movie candy, and I'd spend a long time sniffing each one before I ate it. Best: the...
  50. Re: Cat owners: Does your cat try to attack you over certain fragrances?

    I have a friend whose cat is absolutely gaga for the smell of bleach. Any surface that's been cleaned with a bleach solution -- a bathtub, a sink -- he'll leap into and start licking it like mad. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    Really? Gee, I quite liked it on my second testing of it.

    I mean, it's certainly no Sycomore, but I didn't get any of the rubberized note you mention, which was something I totally hated in...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    I'll bet the lost posts issue is related to the arbitrary bannings. Whenever someone is unintentionally banned, every thread they ever started disappears too. Therefore, any posts you made in those...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    KBE knows what's going on. I got a direct message from him.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/469651-Why-has-my-post-count-gone-down-again?p=4720165&viewfull=1#post4720165
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    Trusty SOTD poster kbe has fallen victim this morning to the rash of accidental bannings and post erasures. I'm sure the mods will get it straightened out soon, but meantime I feel a little rattled...
  56. Re: Dior " MISS DIOR" 8 Oz Flacon in original box.

    Well, that's good! I know a certain Grayspoole who would no doubt give a tooth to own that big bottle of Miss D. :)

    Here's a photo of my factice bottle. Like yours the bottom is only marked...
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    Re: Why has my post count gone down - again?

    And now it's happened to KBE, too -- banned and all posts erased.

    http://www.basenotes.net/members/8031-kbe
  58. Re: Dior " MISS DIOR" 8 Oz Flacon in original box.

    Isn't it a bit worrisome that there's no indication of the concentration anywhere on the box or bottle? (Eau de toilette, Eau de cologne, etc.)

    I own that exact same bottle, and mine is a...
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    :::
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    This must cease. You are knotty, knotty boys.
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    Re: Forest / pine fragrance

    Okay, all you conifer-punners can take a bough now. And no encores!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    Gotta be one of the best perfume names I've ever heard!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wow, a Goutal I've never heard of -- and it has osmanthus, one of my few favorite florals! Must try this.
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    ^^ Far more likely to get me attacked than any amount of olfactory distraction would.



    Food, Not-Food, and Dog are the only distinctions mine seems to make.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    It was only 73F/23C here this morning, so I felt like I could risk a richer green: vintage Safari by Lauren. I just love my old EDC splash bottle of this galbanum-heavy floral chypre -- it has a...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    A 6-6-6 on the Montana-meter!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    Just the tiniest hint of cooling this morning (73F, 23C and only 50% humidity) makes me think I can risk a richer green:

    Vintage Safari by Lauren (1980), in EDC format. I love my old cologne...
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Okay, you've all convinced me to give Hermes Orange Verte another try. Everyone deserves a second chance.

    I've ordered samples of the Parfum d'Empire Azemour, the Malle Bigarade, Acqua di Parma...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Yep, I'm the melon detector -- but I'll be genteel and say "overripe" rather than "rotten". It's my favorite part of Diorella, that vegetal skank mixed in with the greenery. I'll even get specific...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Guerlain Vetiver for Green Day #17

    https://shop.r10s.jp/viporte/cabinet/fragrance14/guv100.jpg
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    "Beauty in the intersection of garbage and flowers."

    Be careful, though -- rumor has it that Grayspoole keeps dead mice in her Diorella. :)...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Oooof, his playing just melts my heart.

    You just reminded me that I should go post in that "bottom shelf" thread -- Havana Pour Femme. There should be criminal charges applicable to anyone who...
  73. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Heh Heh. That's always your answer! :)
  74. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    Wow. I got like 2 hours. Guess I should try my sample again to double check.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Vintage Eau Sauvage, so I can feel like I've been making out with a young Alain Delon.

    Alain sends his best wishes for a Bon Anniversaire to kewart.
    ...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Eau Sauvage today. I wear this when I want to feel like I've been making out with Alain Delon.

    Or when I really wanted Diorella but don't want to use up my stash.
    ...
  77. Re: Post the hopelessly under rated fragrance nobody else enthuses about

    A superb peppery vetiver, one of the best MH offerings, but overpriced IMO given its abysmal longevity.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Thanks, cacio. I trust you about fruits -- even if we did disagree about Citron Noir. :)



    Yes, it would probably be very disheartening.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    That made me picture the movie scene where The Godfather gets gunned down in Little Italy and the oranges roll all over the street.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Excellent info, Pallas. I don't think I understood that that was the origin of petitgrain.



    Will try, but as a rule I generally find Malles to be very poor value for dollar.



    Forgot...
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    HERMÈS Eau des Merveilles - Tried and rejected. Love it on others, but it stinks on me.

    HERMÈS Concentre d'Orange Verte - I need to try the concentree. Gave up on the original years ago because...
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Not in the directory here but I'll look elsewhere. Love those gorgeous MoV bottles.
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    Re: Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    Oh, good call! The lemongrass in that sounds promising too. Thanks, Pelle!



    Intriguing note pyramid, but looks very hard to find. I'm hoping for something more of an everyday splash than a...
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    Re: Brits, unusually warm still for September

    Until I read the lyrics just now, I never realized that song was about someone running away from a potential marriage. I always thought it was about a failed suicide. Which, now that I think of it,...
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    Recommend me an orange citrus frag?

    I'm looking for an orange citrus scent, preferably sharp from peel and juicy from fruit. NOT neroli, NOT orange blossom, which I dislike.

    I tried a note search in the directory and got 28...
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    Re: Guerlain Observations

    Sweet story!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    Does that really mean 'The Black Glue'? Surely there's some idiomatic interpretation that Google Translate is not picking up on.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Dang it X2. I was afraid someone would quote me before I fixed the photo. In my sleepyness I originally plugged in a pic of Azuree instead of Aromatics.



    So I'm led to believe!
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    Re: Your philosophy: smell like, or smell

    My friend's 4-year-old daughter got those as a gift, and for days went around with dots of color all over her nose.



    Scented dolls? Really? Never heard of such a thing.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    What better way to celebrate Zealot Crusader's birthday than to pull out the stops on all my misanthropic bona fides? If he can wear Tai Winds, I can douse myself with the ultimate potion of pagans...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    The Vagabond and The Crusader -- both voyagers, just different approaches. May both their birthdays and all their future travels be happy ones!

    I don't have to deal with a single other human...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I really like that bottle the Occur is in -- but I have a thing for hobnailed and ribbed bottles. I remember my mother having Occur, but I think it was in one of those rubberized atomizer bottles...
  93. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Wow. I can't even remember the last time YSL put out a woman's scent that wasn't a flanker or some kind of privee thing. Maybe Saharienne?

    This actually sounds rather pleasant.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    (You're The) Devil in Disguise. That's the Wonder of You.
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    Re: Where are all the Vintage Creed bottles?

    Mary Jenkins, who made all those sandwiches for Elvis.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBVGMjbLZb4
  96. Re: Signature lines not viewable to users of mobile apps?

    About what time?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I've smelled it, and I'd have to say it's Comeback Elvis only if he had come back dressed in corduroy rather than black leather.

    It smells like a mincemeat pie served to you by an adjunct...
  98. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Can we expect this kind of behavior every time your wife goes out of town?
  99. Re: Are there any fragrances in which ginger plays an important role?

    Cuz you iz a classy guy and I izn't.
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    Re: Patchouli Antique by Les Nereides

    Get out. Seriously?
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