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  1. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    All the fragrances I can't live without are (unsurprisingly) vintage.

    My brand new (but literally old) "can't live without" scent is Private Collection from good old Estee Lauder.

    I can't even...
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    I'm in!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Is this considered "vintage?" If so, this is my vintage SOTD.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Ebay is your friend (and I am, too, so let me know if you need any)!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Wow! I've never heard of Faun, but now I'm definitely intrigued. The one review on the internet said something about "fur" notes!
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    Re: Help with Private Collection!

    Thanks so much for this detailed info, grayspoole!

    I also love Aliage and just invested in a vintage bottle. Between these two, I (pretty much) have my deep green bases covered. I'm still amazed...
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    Help with Private Collection!

    Is there any difference between the Private Collection in the frosted teardrop splash bottles and the spray bottles that are referred to as "Pure Fragrance?"

    I'm only interested in the vintage...
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    Lauder's Private Collection Question

    Is there any difference between the Private Collection in the frosted teardrop splash bottles and the spray bottles that are referred to as "Pure Fragrance?"

    I'm only interested in the vintage...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    My brand new (and very vintage) favorite:

    YENDI by Capucci.
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    I am pretty much always having a private party for her.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Wow--how incredible!
  12. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Me too, me too!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Lucky you!!
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    I'll be looking forward to your impressions, Bavard! (CdR is one of my all-time favorites.)
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    Re: Online auctions question

    On ebay certain items get resisted if the buyer does not pay for the item they won. This happens more frequently than you'd think. As someone who both buys and sells on ebay, I'd have to say that...
  16. Re: Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    I need to try each and every one of these!
  17. Re: Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    There are very few scents that I've loved with consistency throughout the years, but these three have continued to delight me over the long haul:

    CHANEL Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles
    Guerlain...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Just bought both the EDP and parfum versions of Inoui by Shiseido. Ack!! My perfume budget (as if I have one!) is shot.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    Wearing my new favorite: INOUI by Shiseido.
  20. Re: 2 new fragrances from Brooklyn Perfume Co: Ambergris and Green Iris

    Please let us know what you think!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Bal a Versailles in very vintage extrait.
  22. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

    Gee-or-geous!!
  23. Re: “Chewy” or “fatty” fragrances = what?

    Oudh Infini makes me feel like this (although I like it!).
  24. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

    What DRUG was I on?! All of the vintage versions of these particular frags (Guerlain Vega, Patou 1000, Chanel No. 5, Chanel Cuir de Russie, Chanel Bois des Iles) are amazing and distinct and definite...
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    Re: List of reference perfumes?

    These are not necessarily the best examples, merely the ones that come to mind first when I think of these "types" of perfume:

    tobacco perfumes: Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris, Fumerie Turque...
  26. Re: Expensive Perfumes aren't worth it - people prefer cheaper scents.

    True!
  27. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    This gets my vote.
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    Re: Any thoughts on Rogue Perfumery?

    Chypre-Siam is my favorite so far.
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    Re: Female G. smell?

    Jubilation 25, according to Kafkaesque.
  30. Re: The fragrances you smell on others when out that always puts a smile on your face.

    I was jogging on a running trail in Houston today when a couple swooshed by me and I caught the most amazing scent of Oudh Infini. Wow!
  31. Re: Dabbed or sprayed? Perfumes that perform better one way or the other

    I do this all the time and love the way my vintage scents smell when spayed.
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    Re: Men vs. Women

    To me the most interesting aspect of the male/female thing on BN is the attitudinal differences revealed in the forum threads. The male side of things is much more frequently confrontational and...
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    Salome is also challenging for me, although the late dry down is beautiful. I also love (and forgot to mention) Bal a Versailles. The vintage version is wonderful for civet-lovers.
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    My current favorites:

    MKK - a gorgeous combination of rose and musk and cumin

    Oudh Infini - so lush and sooo dirty (thanks to its oud)

    Koh-i-Noor - indolic florals and an underlying musky...
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    Re: Jayne Mansfield

    That room looks like somewhere an incel would take his latest kidnap victim.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Vintage CHANEL's like Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles smell veddy, veddy upper crust to me.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Agree!
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    Re: Iris Question

    I need to try this!
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Interesting! So Avon (and stuff like Margaret Keane's big eyed paintings) are pure camp, but Gaultier's perfume is deliberate (and therefore less satisfying).
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Doesn't "camp" imply a knowing wink--meaning Avon and Britney Spears would be unknowingly, unironically camp. Or is camp a label that can be applied by the viewer (like "kitsch"), rather than an...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Does it last at all? Or is it the like a typical cologne concentration?
  42. Re: 2 new fragrances from Brooklyn Perfume Co: Ambergris and Green Iris

    Please let us know what you think! I am interested in both of these. I really liked their oud.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Wow. I don't know the answer to this question. I originally bought a partial refill on Ebay (they used to sell these at Parfums Raffy, so it was the original version), and it smelled DIVINE. It...
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    Re: Iris Question

    I know, it's a major investment! I'm sorry to say that I didn't ask about those two. If you call them they are VERY helpful and offer to send you free samples.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Wow. Impressive. It's rare that I hear anyone on BN talk about actually finishing a full bottle of anything!

    Is it the newer formulation of Irisss?
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    Re: Iris Question

    What happened to your bottle, Mike?
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    Re: Iris Question

    Just thought I'd let any interested parties know: there is one bottle of the vintage version of Irisss left at the Fragrance Vault. I've seen the photos of the actual bottle and spoken to the owner,...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Will do! (And thank you again!)
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    Re: Iris Question

    Now that I've been wearing ISM for a couple days, I actually think I enjoy it more than the Irisss. It's bit more stark and angular and green in a way that feels like "me." Believe me, I'm not the...
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    Re: Iris Question

    I've decided to give up on Irisss, old or new.

    I simply cannot have another unicorn fragrance that I spend all my time and $$$ seeking out, as if on an endless search for the Holy Grail through...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Thank you, mixerscent!

    After peering at both of these websites for a while, I see exactly what you mean. And, yes, it is definitely the older version of Irisss that I love. I've now sampled the...
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    Wowsers! How advanced.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Today in my Iris sampling:

    Hiris - Much too high-pitched and screamy. Ack.

    (A brand new sample of) Irisss - Yup, this has been horribly reformulated. :-( Where, oh, where, is that gorgeous,...
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    I guess Hammett wanted to imply that he was gay, but without actually saying it?

    Yes, I'm unsure why readers/film critics jumped on the specific notion of Mitsouko. (I have yet to smell the...
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    Isn't Mitsouko what Peter Lorre's character is supposedly wearing in the Maltese Falcon?

    “Mr. Joel Cairo was a small-boned man of medium height. His hair was black and smooth and very glossy. His...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Bonnette, do you remember where you heard about the reformulation? Or if there was a thread about this? I've searched BN and haven't found anything.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I'm confused about this. Is there some mention of these particular bottles from the Fragrance Vault being the original version or "vintage?" The bottle I ordered from Jovoy is the 100ml one that...
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    Re: Iris Question

    OH, no! I'll be crushed by this.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I tend to wear one scent for quite some time, so having a fragrance I adore is worth quite a bit to me, and I am definitely in love with this one.

    I was talking to a BNer earlier who said that...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Wearing my Preciousss, Irisss.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Thank you, grayspoole! This is definitely the most I've ever spent on a single bottle, but I'm in love, so what can I say? :-)
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    Re: Iris Question

    I actually have a decant of New Sibet and love it. That dry, dusty "buzziness" is so interesting!
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    Re: Iris Question

    I'm hoping it's still decent too, since I have a bottle arriving tomorrow.

    "L'Iris de Fath - Supposedly coming out in a less expensive concentration." Holy moly! Any idea when this is happening?
    ...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Lucky you--I'm envious of the customer loyalty discount!
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    Thank you! I love clothes and fashion WAY too much for my own good.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I'll be saving you the bunk below mine.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Thanks, Mike! Now I can quit bitching and moaning. A win for everyone! :-)
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    Re: Lanvin perfume collection 60s

    Just have to say that is a really STUNNING collection!

    You should have no problem selling these individually on Ebay. There are also two sellers of vintage perfumes who might be interested in the...
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    Re: Iris Question

    I'm pretty sure you're right, unfortunately. Which is why I just now took my credit card in my shaking fingers and did the deed. Oh, my...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Okay, so today I sampled:

    Feu Secret - I wish I could like this one more. It's very unique, but I don't think I'm quite a fan of the turmeric-eucalyptus combo

    Iris de Nuit - A little too light...
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    Re: Iris Question

    TWO DAYS?! Seriously?
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    Re: Iris Question

    Wow. So they no longer ship to the US (even though their site claims otherwise)?
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    Re: Iris Question

    I'm contacting them to see if they do, indeed, have this in stock. I've had 4 disappointments on this front, with that many perfume companies claiming they had it, only to discover, once I paid, that...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Argh. Now that I've fallen deeply in love with the Xerjoff, it is nowhere to be found. I have investigated practically every online store and they are all out.

    Does anyone know of a distributor...
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    Xerjoff Irisss

    I am interested in any amount. Please PM me.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Now I have this song and Gene Wilder's face stuck in my head. :-)
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    Re: Iris Question

    Is this one pretty masculine-leaning or would you say it's more unisex?
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    Re: Iris Question

    I have heard some good things about Iris Poudre, so I'll add that to my ever-growing list. Thank you!
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    Re: Iris Question

    Thanks for this! I'm reading to all right now.
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    Re: Iris Question

    You guys are amazing! You have given me an incredible roster of iris frags to try. Now all I have to do is seek them all out and sniff away. :-)

    If you had told me even a few weeks ago that I...
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    Re: Iris Question

    I tried this when it first came out, but that was before my religious conversion to iris. :-) Which means I need to try it again.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I just got a decant of the SMN iris. I'll have to seek out the others on your list.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I just bought one of these, too. Hopefully, I will have forgotten what the original smelled like and be very happy with this version (whatever age it is).
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    Re: Iris Question

    Wow! I have a feeling I'm going to be following in your iris-y footsteps!
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    Re: Iris Question

    You know, I just read a ClaireV review of Belles Rives, so I'm adding that to my (ever-growing) sample list.

    I did try Under My Skin and found it a bit "gritty." That's the only way I can describe...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Just curious, was the ISM you tried the vintage version or the new, reformulated one?
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    Re: Iris Question

    You know, I had one other Apoteker Tepe sample, so the iris one might also have been from them. Argh!
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    Re: Iris Question

    Thank you so much for this comprehensive look at the irises you've tried!

    You know, I think I need to explore No. 19 again. I tried it once years ago before I really knew much, perfume-wise, and I...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Is the La Pausa better in the EDT or the EDP?
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    Re: Iris Question

    I tend to spray onto my clothing, so I guess this is why I'm getting better longevity? (It's certainly not loud, though.)
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    Re: Iris Question

    Wow. Now I need to try Irisoir and Iris Cendre and Infusion d'Iris.

    What I really wish is that I could get my hands on some vintage ISM, but I think that's as likely as finding some Fath.
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    Re: Iris Question

    HA!! I am sure I will someday return to my squeezed-out lemons. But for now, it is just iris and me--wheee!
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    Re: Iris Question

    Thanks so much for these replies!

    I have samples ordered of Iris 39, L'attesa, and La Pausa. (I'm definitely intrigued by Iris Nazarena, but I can't find samples anywhere. Has it been...
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    Iris Question

    Help!

    For some very strange reason, I have lost all interest in my typically animalic scents and have fallen in love with IRIS, a note I paid not one tiny whit of attention to in the past.

    This...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    Help!

    I'm sampling Irisss by Xerjoff today and I am loving it. This cannot end well. :-(
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    Love this one!

    Wearing Koh-i-Noor from Areej le Dore today.
  97. Thread: fruty exotic

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    Re: fruty exotic

    What about Miyako by Auphorie?
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    This is my sister and me. I'm the blonde, and yes, I love wearing black. And if I could afford to wear nothing but Ann Demeulemeester, I would.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Wearing my new favorite: Koh-i-Noor from Areej le Dore.

    If you love slightly indolic florals combined with a bit of deer musk, this one's for you.
  100. Thread: Animal

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    Re: Animal

    Interesting!

    I like this idea because, of course, I love animalics.
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