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    Poll: Re: Do you compliment other peoples cologne?

    I do. I even ask what they are wearing. Most cannot even tell me but at work they will search me out and tell me the next day!
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I got an early sign up email for being a member this year. Signed up for another year!
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    Caswell-Massey 20% off

    From Facebook:

    WE HAVE LOWERED OUR PRICES.
    We hope that you and your family are staying safe, and our hearts go out to everyone affected. To offer some relief, we have lowered prices on our bar...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    I tested a round of Chanel's Coco Rouge Flash (eBay sample buy) . VERY impressed with the shades.

    Today was Besame's Red Velvet at home for fun!
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  5. Re: No better time than now to wear - perfumes you couldn't/wouldn't wear to work

    Two my husband bought for me: Guerlain's Peara Granita and Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil. Both gifts from my husband but because I'm a little bit nose blind with both perfumes I have to apply heavy in...
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    Re: Your Basenotes Milestones

    Almost 3 years as a member, lurker for the same amount of time.

    Milestone is successfully using up a full bottle this year so far. I rotate what I wear so much, I never thought I would...
  7. No better time than now to wear - perfumes you couldn't/wouldn't wear to work

    As I posted in the past people at work have been vocal about certain perfumes I wear at work. Now that I've been home for almost a month - started with surgery recovery and now self-isolation with...
  8. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    As an introvert and a Gen-Xer I'm loving this self-isolation. Started working on excel spreadsheets documenting inventory among other things.
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    For those interested - THE CIRCLE OPENS APRIL 3, 2020. I found it worthwhile enough (especially with the latest batch) to resubscribe again this year.

    Details & FAQs
    When does registration...
  10. Imaginary Authors upgrading The Soft Lawn

    Just saw on my Facebook feed. Imaginary Authors is going to revamp/upgrade The Soft Lawn:

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  11. Re: The Greatest Blind-Buy Disappointments of your Life

    Black Orchid by Tom Ford.
  12. Re: What's the best way to build a collection?

    None. Sample sample sample! My most wanted from one, heck even five years ago is not the same 'most wanted' list I have today. As I sample and try more perfumes certain ones rotate out of the...
  13. Re: As a Scent Crusader, Have You Found Your Holy Grail?

    For me, not yet. I feel I'm chasing a rose-colored glasses memory. I've had a number of really great contenders though.
  14. Re: Thank God for Basenotes! A haven from the madness.

    I've been holed up at home for 3 weeks on surgery recovery and have another 5 more weeks to go. Apparently work has agreed I'm lucky to be at home and not doing much. I don't have cable tv so I can...
  15. Thread: Death

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    Re: Death

    Sixteen92 comes out with older perfumes too once a year that have the same vibes. They are really good at capturing that ambiance.
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    I tried Oribe and it wasn't for me. At least with Kerastase the salon I went to at the time had someone trained to diagnose which of the Kerastase products I should use and I admit it took a while...
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    Re: Sex and fragrance

    I'm pretty sure I started periomenopause, so it's a solid 0 for me. TMI, sure, but there you go.
  18. Re: Chanel announce new No.5 face, and additional products in Chance line

    I'm really liking that perfume companies are branching out into perfume hair oils.
  19. Re: Hermes launches a lipstick line - perfumed by Christine Nagel

    I don't have a Hermes counter around me and everything online seems to sold out. Were there any shades in particular that really appeals to you?
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    Re: Scent Samples, is this legit?!

    Yes - I ordered from them constantly when I lived in the UK. While I was there Chanel put a stop to them decanting Chanel perfumes, but the rest are totally legit. I actually miss ordering from...
  21. Re: Hermes launches a lipstick line - perfumed by Christine Nagel

    I wanted to share that Hermes purposely designed these lipsticks to be plastic-free, totally recyclable, and you can refill them. I really like the eco-aspect of these.
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    I ordered the Klorane from a European shop (with skincare products too) and it's taking it's sweet time over the Atlantic.

    As for the Olaplex, I use it once a month now along with a super long...
  23. Hermes launches a lipstick line - perfumed by Christine Nagel

    Thought this was interesting. Christine Nagel created a special scent for the new lipstick line. I plan to buy one of the lipsticks when it's launched....hopefully it has an iconic scent like...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I placed an order for Bette and Marlene for the perfume. I plan to order a number in the hair oils and other linen sprays, etc... when it opens to the public. I wish the special Golden Age was...
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    Re: Tom ford three rules of fragranxe

    What gets me is calling the bad perfume 'cheap', as if over $250 must means it's automatically phenomenal. I get it's the author painting a picture for the article, but still...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Initial Impressions -

    Bette - Reminds me of having afternoon tea after the sandwiches are gone and we're on the top dessert tier. Pistachio macarons, hot black tea, vanilla syrup. This would...
  27. Re: As of today, Creed is no longer a family owned brand

    xkcd comics are great for examples of cognitive biases. I cannot recall if this comic is Illusion of validity or a type of Confirmation bias.
  28. Is there a good resource for bright/muted lipstick shades and makeup for cool/neutral/warm tones?

    I'm going to preface this stating I've been at home for a week and decided to sort through my cosmetics and lipstick collection and decide what to keep and purge. For the first time I took a picture...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Just wanted to update - I haven't gotten around to trying these yet. I'm one week post-surgery and lucky if I can get a shower in. During my time in the hospital my husband cleaned up the bedroom...
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    I recall this topic came on a Reddit thread. I wrote the following (paraphrased) when someone was trying homemade recipes/techniques for their hair and complaining Olaplex wasn't working:
    ...
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    Wow - tell me how you really feel about people like me. This is why Basenotes should remain non-political and I'm shocked the moderators let this comment slide.
  32. Re: What are the 3 best Jo Malone scents for women?

    For three years I lived close to a Jo Malone boutique store. I gave this line more second, third, fourth, etc... chances than I should have. I realize there are diamonds among the coal, but there...
  33. Poll: Re: Spraying perfume on your neck: Yay or Nay?

    I generally only go for the back of the neck close to the hairline.
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    Re: Luca Turin Cult

    I consider his reviews more of a guide to which perfumes I should expand and branch out to. He lists highly some smaller brands that I wouldn't have given second thought to and have now tried (and...
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    Re: Serge lutens performance issues?

    Well, I've broken out with chest acne from spraying it there, so that has made me step back and think about purchasing full size, but no problems if sprayed on clothing or hair.
  36. Re: What fragrances do YOU find backup bottle worthy?

    The big name houses - Hermes, Guerlain, and Chanels. I know they'll continue making these perfumes for a long while to come, so I'm not worried. I find myself using them more and more.
  37. Re: Best mild, non irritating, sensitive Deodorant

    Native and I just ordered and just started using Little Seed Farm (comes in a jar you apply yourself).

    I started to use BHA and AHA on my underarms to help stop the bacteria and the natural...
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    I just received mine yesterday. The notes in these intrigue me. I won't be able to test until much later - it was below freezing outside and they've been sitting in on my porch apparently all night...
  39. Re: Any fans of Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt?

    Yup - and to think there is a huge Reddit fanclub for Jo Malone perfumes too.
  40. Re: Any fans of Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt?

    My husband wore a smaller spray sample of this I got with my Sephora points. He said it didn't last more than 30 min - 1hr. Shame, I actually liked this one.
  41. Re: Best drug store / grocery store brand soaps/body-washes? (available in the US)

    Bioderma or Avene body wash for me. I have too many issues with additives. My skin has never felt better!
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    Re: How many fragrances do you own?

    Off the top of my head I wanna say about 14-16 full sized bottles, about 8 smaller coffrets and close to 100 samples.

    I recently gave away samples I didn't care for and gifted full sized bottles...
  43. Re: Can someone recommend me a fragrance similar to Saint Julep?

    I really enjoyed this perfume too. Perhaps Moscow Mule by Juliette's Got a Gun. I found the longevity on it disappointing too.
  44. Re: Does IF diet improve olfactory sensitivity?

    No. I did IF for a while. I ended up gaining weight (I binged terribly when I was allowed to eat). It made no difference in what I could smell or not.

    Pregnancy.....a different story...
  45. Poll: Re: Would You Rather Buy a Better Car Than You Have Now....or....Have more Depth in Your Niche Frags

    Well.....my view on a car. Our cars were paid for in cash. We then pay ourselves money in the bank for the next car purchase and once we hit a certain amount of money we put that money in different...
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    Re: Hermes Myrrhe Eglantine

    I love it - out of the four Hermessences I wear this one the most.
  47. Re: Cheap, generic or unlikely compliment getters

    I know this is the men's thread but I've always gotten compliments wearing Tocade by Rochas, Lovely by SJP, and a number of Yardley scents. My husband got compliments wearing Woods of Windsor and...
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    Re: Overrated fragrances FOR YOU.

    Gotta agree here. Don't get me wrong, I like a select few of both houses, but the rabid fan base has really turned me off. And don't get me started on Tom Ford makeup....more overpriced drivel.
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    Re: Perfume on skin causing breakouts

    Yes it does. I've had to switch to bare bones basics in terms of skincare. I already use Bioderma in the shower instead of soap and also products like Avene and other low key 'French Pharmacy'...
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    Perfume on skin causing breakouts

    I've been rotating through some of my samples. Usually I place the perfume on my arms. inner wrists, behind the ears and whatnot. Yesterday I placed some on my upper chest area and....broke out in...
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    Covered here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/470435-L-Artisan-Mass-discontinuation
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    Re: 2019 Questions

    1. What was your best purchase of the year?
    I was on a sample rampage this year. So many new perfumes to add to my 'must have' list

    2. What was the most interesting sample you tried?
    Beaufort...
  53. Re: notes you love that most others seem to hate on

    Parma violets
  54. Re: Celebrating Differences: What do YOU Enjoy About Perfume?

    Perfume (even in household stuff) connects me with memories. The smell of Fairy Non-bio will always remind me of my time living in the UK. For me, certain perfumes bring up memories - probably...
  55. Re: (hopefully) Fun poll bc i'm curious about others tastes :)

    I found after retesting La Douceur de Siam it wasn't as much as a love as I thought.
  56. Re: Ormonde Jayne to launch fragranced hair mists

    I'm.......actually interested. The price isn't too bad either.
  57. Re: Latest L'Artisan Parfumeur - Couleur Vanille!

    Ah! Let me know how it is.
  58. Re: Which of these samples should I buy a bottle of?

    I also agree with Explorer.
  59. Re: (hopefully) Fun poll bc i'm curious about others tastes :)

    Wow.....okay. So many. I'll put a short list here.

    1270 by Frapin
    Au Bord de L'Eau by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Beige by Chanel (if I ever go through Duty Free again....I'm buying it though)
    Drôle...
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    Re: Lucien Lelong perfumes?

    I was lucky to get one in a sample swap. Loved it!
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    I know folks in this forum probably don't care, but Reddit has highlighted this sub in a negative way: https://www.reddit.com/r/fragrance/comments/evd0iq/aventus_is_a_bunch_of_bs/
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    Re: Electric Toothbrushes

    As someone whose had to go through a LOT of repair on my teeth and gums....I prefer the Sonicare.

    After I was taught how to properly brush, this is the only way to go. I thought I...
  63. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    These guys had about 6 PhD's between them, and average age of about 75, and were brought in for consultations because of their specialty and experience in the field. If it makes you feel any better...
  64. Shalimar Ode a la Vanilla Sur la Route Mexique and Madagascar

    Looking for Shalimar's Ode a la Vanilla Sur la Route Mexique and Madagascar

    Doesn't have to be a full bottle. With case, preferably. PM me.
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    True - thanks for the suggestion!
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    Re: Millenials and Vintage

    I think they are starting to finally come into more expendable income with a want for nostalgia, especially since the 1920's being 100 years ago has piqued their interest.
  67. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    I've been recently reading up on Declinism bias. I think most of us (older, Gen-X and earlier) folks fall into this bias. I'm that way too towards music.
  68. Chanel's latest marketing videos - I am a Parfumeur

    Features Olivier Polge. Each one is quick, around 1:30.

    I am a Parfumeur.
  69. Re: Are Scent Free Environments Becoming A Problem For Fragrance Enthusiasts?

    I worked in one office where someone would poke holes in a bag of cauliflower and broccoli and microwave it and addition to some really bad smelling Indian food. Nothing against Indian food, most...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    Matinee by Sephora Lipstories. I bought it as a possible dupe for YSL's Carmin Session. While it wasn't quite that close of a match, it's a great shade!
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    - - - Updated - - -

    Chanel's...
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    Re: What's your favourite shower gel?

    I miss Sanex. Bought it all the tie when living in the UK. Sanex or Nivea for me, Ollitatum for the kids.
  72. Re: Drôle de Roses versus other make up-ey scents?

    Hmmmm....my personal notes stated it opened powdery but eventually settled into a waxy lipstick note with leather and a bit of sweat. Sadly the day I tried it I also started a bad case of the...
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    Re: What's your favourite shower gel?

    I have a kid who cannot tolerate most essential oils added to body washes, we use Bioderma.

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    The oldest likes Old Spice's Bearglove

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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    I'm still kicking myself for not picking up Shalimar Ode a la Vanilla Sur la Route Mexique and Madagascar. One of these days....
  75. Re: Does It Bother You When People You Like Mock Cologne In General?

    I've only been asked twice at work to not wear a certain perfume. Most of the time it's complimentary though. People know it's a slippery slope because we have a lot of folks who fell prey to the...
  76. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    I'll put that on my next samples list. Thanks!
  77. Re: Why do some people hate fragrance this much?

    This too. I think people either become nose blind to their favorite perfume or they feel it makes them more alpha-whatever to project so much of it. More cases than note it's shite perfume. People...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    Charlotte Tilbury's Bond girl
  79. Re: Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    Chanel's Cuir de Russie still has a tinge of fecal matter to my nose. Sigh.....

    Smells excellent on paper but the moment it hit my skin. I pulled out my sample the other day to try again after a...
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    Re: Chanel Egoiste vs Bois des Iles

    Having tried both several times, I prefer Bois des Iles over Egoiste. But if you cannot sample Bois des Iles yourself, Egoiste is a safer and cheaper purchase.
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    Re: what to do with extra samples

    List them in the for sale here on Basenotes. I've purchased a number of samples from others here, even half full. Depending on the sample itself I've seen them go for $1 each plus shipping...
  82. Re: I really dislike Creed's new direction as a house

    I didn't get into them until recently. My last sample order I ended up with with a number of Creed perfumes and a few I really like despite all the negative reviews here on Basenotes. Honestly for...
  83. Re: Do samples feel weaker on you than the actual bottles?

    I use a lot of the samples with just the stopper (and usually a small applicator inside). I also have a few with the spray pump. I think this really depends on the perfume itself. Some of the...
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Great way to really test longevity too! Although I've had a few I've sprayed on at 7am and they lasted all night long too.
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    Re: Changing username??

    And my reviews too. After a year of regretting Kitty2Shoes as my username I came to just go with it full force. :)
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance even at home alone?

    Yes. All the time. I choose alone days to really amp up the perfumes I wear too as I have to curb back during the work week.

    Most weekend mornings I'll still be in my pjs but will wear...
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    Re: Keep Getting Logged Out Repeatedly

    I've been okay when I'm using Safari, but if using IE or Firefox....nope.
  88. Perfumes you tried recently that have been utter disappointments

    For background I chose samples to be delivered about once a month because I don't live anywhere near boutiques or massive luxury style department stores that would carry many of them. I usually...
  89. Re: What is your least favorite part about buying a perfume?

    I live in a perfume desert. The only things on offer for me to try locally are all celebrity perfumes and whatever JC Pennys or the Perfume outlet at the outlet malls has. I have to buy samples to...
  90. Re: Personality types and colognes/perfumes.Do you believe in it?

    I saw something similar to this question on a Reddit perfume board and I sadly laid into the person who posted it.

    I have issues with personality type quizzes, especially Myers-Briggs and...
  91. Re: Perfume Research Questions. Please let me know your thoughts!

    1. Why do you wear perfumes? What do you like most about it?
    I wear it just for me. Invokes memories and certain feelings. It can elevate my mood or sour it.

    2. What do you like least about...
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    Re: Fragrance Survey

    1. What is your favorite designer house? - Currently Chanel and Frederic Malle

    2. What is your favorite niche house? - depends on how you define niche.

    3. What is your favorite fragrance...
  93. Re: Could you please help me choose from these samples?

    Have you checked out some of the suggestions in this thread? http://www.basenotes.net/threads/472858-Drôle-de-Roses-versus-other-make-up-ey-scents
  94. Re: Drôle de Roses versus other make up-ey scents?

    Please do! I'm still on the search for a particular perfumes with the makeup notes, especially since receiving my Les Voilettes compact powder from Guerlain and it still has that faint scent. Sadly...
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    Re: Recommendations based on these picks

    Yeah - I didn't read it closely enough. I thought he wanted to know out of those listed. I'm gonna chalk it up to sleep deprivation and stuff my foot in my mouth.
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    Re: Recommendations based on these picks

    Out of the ones you listed:

    Creed Green Irish Tweed - Would also suggest Silver Mountain Water
    Acqua di Parma Colonia
    Chanel Allure Sport
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    Re: Floris London Opinions

    I like a few of the offerings. I feel the same way with Penhaligon's - there are some gems among the duds. Often hard to get samples outside the UK.
  98. Re: Body spray or perfume for not quite teen

    Just an update, my 9 year old was very happy with Old Spice's scent Fiji. My 7 year old said it smelled like summer and suncream. Fair enough. :). Personally I liked the one called Krakengard.
  99. Re: Drôle de Roses versus other make up-ey scents?

    Just saw this on Perfume Shrine blog - perhaps this would help to: http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2013/11/best-sweet-violets-fragrances-violet.html
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    Re: Hello, I'm new!

    Welcome! Enjoy Basenotes!
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