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  1. Re: What is your favorite brand in clothing? How do you measure its quality?

    Ann Demeulemeester
    Miu Miu
  2. Re: Movies about Fashion and Style .... A Single Man, The Great Beauty

    I Am Love
  3. Re: can ponchos be fashionable if you lived in a rainy city like Seattle or Portland?

    Or Burberry.
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    Re: do you find wigs fashionable?

    Wigs are frightening.
  5. Thread: Beard or no?

    by Starblind
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    Re: Beard or no?

    Exactly. It depends utterly on the individual.
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    Re: Shopping for jeans

    Love men in Levis 501s or 511s. Especially if they are not too fakely distressed.
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    Re: good look or not... ripped jeans on men

    This is what bugs me most about this trend. Fortunately, it's pretty much "out."
  8. Re: what are some clothing companies that have a "dark" vibe to their line of clothing?

    Ann Demeulemeester
    Rag and Bone
    Helmut Lang
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    Re: 3 Essentials That Represent Your Style?

    1. Black
    2. Black
    3. Black
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    Poll: Re: Skinny jeans. Yes or no?

    Agree wholeheartedly!
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    Re: do you wear tank tops?

    Tank tops, muscle shirts, wife beaters...oh my!

    Definitely not the classiest look in the world.
  12. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve.

    MUCH more wearable than the original. Would love to smell this on a male!
  13. Re: Another "what to wear" thread. This time...SOLAR ECLIPSE!

    Magie Noire?
  14. Re: Fragrance seen through the eyes of Autism.

    Um, no. Why, are there a million typos?
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    Re: Armpit accord

    I DO wear it in public, and I have only received one comment from a man who leaned in and said, "Mmmm, lemony!"
  16. Re: Fragrance seen through the eyes of Autism.

    This was absolutely fascinating!

    I'm not autistic, but I definitely associate certain smells and fragrances with certain moods and feelings. And I often feel as if I am a slightly different...
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    Re: Armpit accord

    You guys are hilarious! And I love Eau d'Hermes...mmmm...cumin!
  18. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    I find this trend so very sad! The only place where I can think that this idea would be appropriate might be in the tattoo parlor.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th August, 2017

    I am wearing SIBERIAN MUSK from Areej le Dore, even though my SotD is listed as something else.

    Maybe sometime soon Grant or someone will see fit to get these fumes into the registry?
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    Re: When you write a review...

    I actually appreciate getting a sense of what people THINK they are smelling and how these smells make them feel (even if they may be somewhat factually inaccurate). I can often get more a feel for a...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - August 2017

    Which of the Astier De Villatte scents is your favorite, hednic?
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    Re: Armpit accord

    Haha!
    Mine smell of yeasty bread (I'm serious!), it's a weird genetic thing. Anyway, I love small amounts of cumin in perfume, possibly because I have no body odor myself. It reminds me of close...
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    Re: What Is Your Top 5 As Of Right Now?

    Siberian Musk (what a surprise!)
    Ottoman Empire
    Nuit de Noel (vintage)
    MKK
    Rose de Nuit
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    Re: Let's talk about Ava Luxe

    Wow. Her Honey scent sounds amazing! Gotta sample that one.

    I also like Green Tara quite a bit.
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    Re: New fragrance for GF - looking for tips!

    WONDERFUL suggestion! You cannot go wrong with allowing her to choose for herself.
  26. Thread: Magie Noire

    by Starblind
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    Re: Magie Noire

    This is sad news for the modern version! I have only tried the vintage parfum oil, EDT, and the perfume. I love all these vintage versions, although I still prefer the Huile most of all. Too bad it's...
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    Re: Your most esoteric, artisanal fragrance?

    My ridiculous number of bottles of SIBERIAN MUSK.
  28. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Agree totally!
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    It is delicious and smokey and very sexy! Did you try the modern version or the vintage?
  30. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Hi all!

    Just got a note from Russian Adam with this link included: http://www.kafkaesqueblog.com/2017/08/15/areej-le-dore-siberian-musk-vintage-grandeur-sex-appeal/

    I'm so very thrilled that...
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    Re: Wash that off!!

    My significant other is fairly tolerant of all my perfume explorations, EXCEPT for Kama by Ava Luxe. He evidently had a typing teacher in high school with the most horrific breath who would lean in...
  32. Re: Which of these 2 statements do you relate to more as a fragrance enthusiast?

    Mine, too--although it went on a bit longer than my twenties!
  33. Re: Which of these 2 statements do you relate to more as a fragrance enthusiast?

    I feel slightly less strange and alone now! :-)
  34. Re: NEW: Clinique - Aromatics Elixir Premier For Women!

    Thanks for this detailed description! This sounds like something I've got to smell!
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    Re: NEW! Zoologist Elephant

    My feelings, too!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    One of my old favorites: Nuit de Noel in extrait form.
  37. Re: Which of these 2 statements do you relate to more as a fragrance enthusiast?

    I'm one of those weirdos who thinks I could have a signature scent, but who also falls in love with too many new fragrances to be truly loyal to just one.

    So, I essentially sample and test in...
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    Re: Sensual vintage women's perfumes

    Very astute observations here!

    We Americans seem to associate the smell of sweat with uncleanliness and homelessness and poverty. We are also terribly afraid of any scent that reminds us of any...
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    Re: Sensual vintage women's perfumes

    I find many of the vintage Carons very sensual. Tabac Blond and Nuit de Noel are both delicious and chock full of ingredients that would be banned today. :-)
  40. Re: Perfume TV props on the show, "The Queen," Season 2

    Definitely two Penhaligon's, but what are the others? (I'll be watching this. Loved Season 1!)
  41. Re: Clinique Aromatics -- Black Cherry ... anyone tried yet?

    Mike, how do you feel the Perfumers Reserve compares to the regular version of AE? I've never tried it, and I'm almost tempted to blind buy a bottle on Ebay.
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    Re: Most beloved woman's fragrances

    I second and third and fourth ClaireV's article!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Caron's NUIT DE NOEL. One of my longtime favorites.
  44. Re: Clinique Aromatics -- Black Cherry ... anyone tried yet?

    Me too!
  45. Re: Stash : New unisex scent from Sarah Jessica Parker

    Thanks for this bit of advice! I'm a fan of oils so this works for me.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage MAGIE NOIRE. What a gorgeous, magical scent!
  47. Re: Stash : New unisex scent from Sarah Jessica Parker

    I know most people don't like costus, but I LOVE it, which means that I'll try this just to smell what you're describing.
  48. Re: You can only choose one perfume for the rest of your life, what would it be ?

    I know, I know--I SO need to shut up about this fragrance!
  49. Re: Perfumery connoisseurs ... as Luca Turin , Chandler Burr

    Just a note to say that I am obviously LATE to this thread/party, but what great places to read about fumes! And, yes, the Civet Cinema blog made me gasp with laughter as do Fruit Diet's reviews. :-)
  50. Re: Has anyone ever had a custom fragrance made for them?

    What an amazing story! Almost magical!
  51. Thread: Magie Noire

    by Starblind
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    Re: Magie Noire

    Interesting!

    I think I'm going to branch out and try the vintage EDT, since most reviewers (except for Victoria from Bois de Jasmin) seem to think it compares favorably with the parfum. It is SO...
  52. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Such a GORGEOUS description of just how Siberian Musk works and smells! "A coat luxuriously lined with the softest of fur," indeed!
  53. Thread: Magie Noire

    by Starblind
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    Re: Magie Noire

    Oddly, the huile version smells quite a bit greener than the parfum or the EDT. You'd think it would be the "heaviest" of the three and that the base notes would be the most noticeable, but instead...
  54. Thread: Magie Noire

    by Starblind
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    Magie Noire

    Am I the only weirdo who prefers the Huile Oil version of vintage Magie Noire?

    Every review I've read claims the pure parfum is the only way to go. Do any Magie Noire fans out there use the EDT?
    ...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - August 2017

    Today I tried Vero Profumo's new one: NAJA.

    I really expected to love this since I find Onda fascinating (if not entirely wearable), but Naja smells like Fumerie Turque with a LOT more osmanthus...
  56. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Would love to know why hednic! (I'm sampling it today and would enjoy hearing others' impressions.)
  57. Re: Let's talk about Absolue Pour Le Soir by Maison Francis Kurkdjian

    I really love and admire this scent, although I don't wear it as often as I imagined I would. It is a bit "large" for me, in the same way that Magie Noire and Onda are. I tend to weary just a bit of...
  58. Re: Anyone try/buy new Naomi Goodsir Nuit de Balkelite?

    Nuit de Bakelite reminds me of two other new green scents: Papillon's Dryad and Dusita's Silage Blanc. They are all (very) sharply green in a way that doesn't appeal to me. Of the three, I mind Dryad...
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    Re: Buyers Remorse?

    My buying problem stems from the fact that I tend to pay liberally for a scent I want (or think I want), and then regret spending that much, so I sell it on Ebay for a song.

    Yes, I know, I am...
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    Re: Perfume oils anyone?

    I'm a big fan of Bruno Acampora oils, but not knock off dupes.
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    Re: Does anyone know this Caron?

    Would love to hear any other impressions you have of this scent! Caron is my favorite house.
  62. Re: NEW: Clinique - Aromatics Elixir Premier For Women!

    Would love to hear from anyone who has actually tried this one!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yes, it's really an almost unfortunate thing to smell the vintage versions of scents you love!
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy ever?

    And I thought I was the only one!

    Everyone seems to love MR except for me. I've tried and tried, but I always end up feeling smothered by an enormous cinnamon bun.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Impatiently waiting on my sample. I've heard such great things about this one!
  66. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    To my mind, and in my definitely less-than-expert opinion, Siberian Musk smells somewhat like Diaghilev, while Ottoman Empire smells more like a somewhat rosier and neutered Oudh Infini.
    ...
  67. Re: You can only choose one perfume for the rest of your life, what would it be ?

    Hahaha!

    Anyway, this is an easy one for me since I just discovered my (hopefully longterm) love for SIBERIAN MUSK.
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    Re: Post The Most Exclusive Fragrance You Own

    [QUOTE=mixerscent;4172578]Bois des Iles and Cuir de Russie extraits from 1950s.

    http://imagizer.imageshack.us/v2/800x600q90/540/w1wxLm.jpg


    and Shiseido Nombre Noir, I was lucky to find one...
  69. Thread: Musk

    by Starblind
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    Re: Musk

    Just wondering if anyone here has tried Siberian Musk by Areej le Dore, and if so, how it compares to the Tonquin deer musk they had smelled in the past.
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    Re: Spartacus by Parfico

    Fascinating! I'm not sure I knew this, but it makes complete sense. It also shows how closely we are aligned with animals who use scent so extensively to forage, mate, and navigate.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd August, 2017

    Wearing SIBERIAN MUSK by Areej le Dore today, and for the foreseeable future! :-)
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    Guess again, I am hoarding these puppies for personal use! :-)
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    Re: Are There Any Good Fragrance Commercials?

    The Wes Anderson video for Prada Candy is my favorite:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvxcA0sP1R0
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    Re: In 2017, I expect to finish...

    Verona, you are so sweet! I have blathered on and on about Siberian Musk and need to shut up about it (especially now that it's sold out), but it's true, I have never been so in love with one scent...
  75. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I would certainly be happy about an intense version of SB, as well! In fact, I'd be first in line for that one! :-)
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    Re: Joel Arthur Rosenthal JAR Ferme tes Yeux

    Thank you, cacio; I will definitely do this. I'll also ask my "perfume mule" what kind of price she might be able to get this for in France if it is, indeed, available).
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    Re: Joel Arthur Rosenthal JAR Ferme tes Yeux

    After looking around a bit on the internet, I get the strange feeling that Ferme tes Yeux is sold out or no longer available. Does anyone know if this is true?
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    Re: In 2017, I expect to finish...

    I'll definitely finish at least one bottle of SIBERIAN MUSK.

    I need to figure out a way to use less of this one beloved fragrance, but there is nothing else that appeals to me quite so much. The...
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    Re: Joel Arthur Rosenthal JAR Ferme tes Yeux

    Thanks to the wondrous generosity of cacio, I got to smell this and it is now on my permanent wishlist!

    I don't think there is another scent that smells quite like it--such a gorgeous, floral...
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    Re: Post The Most Exclusive Fragrance You Own

    Wow!! This is one I've always longed to smell. Amazing purchase!
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    My fourth and fifth bottles of SIBERIAN MUSK.
  82. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    A funereal day, indeed. I will be wearing black, head to toe. :-(

    Here's hoping that some stray bottles will wend their way to Ebay.
  83. Thread: Help Needed

    by Starblind
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    Re: Help Needed

    Just have to second the recommendations of ClaireV and Diamondflame for Areej le Dore. His three fragrances (Siberian Musk, Ottoman Empire, and Oud Zen) are truly something out of the ordinary and...
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    Re: Post The Most Exclusive Fragrance You Own

    Not a surprise to anyone since I've been trumpeting it from the rooftops, but I own 5 (yes, 5) bottles of the 100 bottles made of Siberian Musk by Areej le Dore.
  85. Re: Interesting article from the Guardian "Is There Such a Thing as a Masculine Scent?"

    Wow! Fascinating how different our connections with the same scent are.

    For another example, I LOVE Chanel's Cuir de Russie and think it smells very sophisticated and chic, but my daughter refers...
  86. Re: Interesting article from the Guardian "Is There Such a Thing as a Masculine Scent?"

    Sometimes I think it's too bad that we have certain scent associations; for example, I really love Aromatics Elixir, but each time I smell it I think of all the females who wore way too much of it,...
  87. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I know! Maybe I could start a GoFundMe for just this purpose. :-)
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    Re: Le Labo Mousse de Chene 30

    VERY interesting! I would love to know if this particular Le Labo actually smells like its name.
  89. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Simply go to his website: http://www.areejledore.com

    And then click on "Olfactory Compositions"
  90. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I, too, sense some similarities between these two and love them both!

    I just talked to Russian Adam yesterday and he mentioned that he has fewer than 10 bottles left of Siberian Musk. Just a heads...
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    Re: You can only keep 5 bottles...

    Excellent additions/update! :-)
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    Re: You can only keep 5 bottles...

    Excellent additions/update! :-)
  93. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Well, I'm fairly liberal in my application. :-) Plus, I tend to spray my clothing and that definitely ups the scent's projection and longevity.
  94. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This is utterly true! When I'm wearing Siberian Musk, my husband can smell me when I'm coming downstairs because my scent arrives just slightly before I do.
  95. Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I will SO be looking forward to reading this interview, CalireV, as I am utterly fascinated by Adam and his scents. I am in awe of his hands-on approach to fragrance making and feel like his attitude...
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    Re: Ever use up a whole bottle of a fragrance?

    I've actually finished a few bottles of my absolute favorites: MKK, Jubilation 25, and Chanel's CdR.

    And I'm actually already getting low on Siberian Musk.
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    Re: Let's talk about Ava Luxe

    Wow! I SO wish she would re-release this one! Anything that reminds you of both Kama and L'Ombre Fauve would be amazing!
  98. Re: Conversations with the Artisan: JK DeLapp of The Rising Phoenix Perfumery

    Wow, these all sound gorgeous and just my kind of thing!

    And many thanks to ClaireV for bringing attention to this particular perfume house with her writerly savior faire.
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    I only wish I were more like the rest of you! The way I wear perfume is obviously not ideal.

    It was the women's version of Jubilation. I fell hard and spent way too much trying to procure...
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    Re: Scents that you burn through

    I went through 3 bottles of Jubilation 25 last year in my frenzy for this particular scent. I wore it constantly and sprayed like a mad thing because it really has no staying power. I finally...
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