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  1. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    I keep all my perfumes in original boxes. I have no interest in the fancy presentation style boxes so tend to go for the refill versions like Kilian which come in a simple white card box and much...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I am going with Navigations Through Scent - Apuldre by Molton Brown.

    It has juniper berries which are used to make gin and gin is in many cocktails
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    Hello all.

    Navigations Through Scent - Apuldre by Molton Brown
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    Hello all.

    Infini by Caron the pdt version
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    Re: Rien incense battle

    Never tried the intense but own the original.

    Never found Rien to be incensey or churchy
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    The bottles I own are the splash from LiveJazz.

    I am wearing Y by Yves Saint Laurent edp version and it makes me think of Givenchy III.

    Oh, I mean the 1964 feminine one not the new male of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    Hello all.

    Y by Yves Saint Laurent
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    I wore it back in the late 70s as a teenager, not tried the newer version but heard it is very different.

    It was a classic chypre(this was before I knew I loved chypres), I actually cannot think...
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    Re: Donna Karan Black Cashmere

    I found it unisex, still, own my original version(not sure if it has been reformulated?), you could try Chaos which Black Cashmere is based around.
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusif Samples

    I was given this tip from a Chanel SA.

    Phone one of the boutiques Old Bond Street, or Harrods, Selfridges and ask if you can have a sample of the two you want to try. Now only ask for one or two...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    Hello all.

    Ombre Rose L'Original by Jean-Charles Brosseau
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    Hello all

    Rokka by Antonia's Flowers
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Hello all.

    Heure Exquise by Annick Goutal
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Decided on Habanita by Molinard
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    Hello all.

    Habanita by Molinard
  16. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    30-50 MLS for me unless I really love it or does not come in a smaller size.
  17. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    So the complainers saying you sink! How rude.

    The big think on skincare boards at the moment is rubbing a retinol-based toner under their arms. It stops your sweat smelling it seems.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    Hello all.

    Kerbside Violet by Gorilla Perfume [Lush]
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I can do Pure Havane or Habanita tomorrow.
  20. Re: Would anyone be interested in a website dedicated to buying and selling used fragrances?

    Yes, I belong to two Facebook private groups where people, as well as chatting sell, decants, used bottles and samples.

    Rarely does a scammer get a foot in the door and quickly banned.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Hello all.

    Insolence Eau de Toilette by Guerlain
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    Re: No Mitsouko on the Guerlain site... !?

    Mitsouko is 100 this year and still at counters in department stores.

    Weird not letting certain counties view it on their website.

    I just had a nose on the UK site and strangely Mitsouko is...
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    [QUOTE=Shiny Beast;4684714]I hear ya' on that, haha!


    I appreciate the perspective here, and perhaps you have access to a better price on Davines. As a jumping off point, on Amazon a 250ML...
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    Re: high-end shampoo & conditioner

    Depends on the brand. Davines I did not rate at all they are not really that expensive.

    I look for SLS free firstly as it makes my head itch.

    Nexxus I have seen in TK Maxx and not interested...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    Hello all.

    Mythique by Delrae
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th August, 2019

    hello all.

    Le 3ème Homme / The Third Man by Caron
  27. Re: Has anyone ever had the wrong foundation shade recommended for them at the makeup counter?

    The brand is coming to Boots in the UK but not hit my branch yet. Thank you for the update.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

    Hello all.

    Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours by Guerlain
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    Hello all.

    Tabu by Dana
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I was actually rummaging for Coty Wild Musk Oil and found my bottle of Tabu parfum.

    Thought hello, yes patchouli.
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    Re: Parfums DelRae announces retirement

    I don't know I sometimes feel that houses will continue forever and 19 years is a long time.

    I do own Mythique which was a blind buy as I like iris.

    It is a house that is very very rarely...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

    Hello all

    Mitsouko Eau de Parfum by Guerlain
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    I am going with the edp version
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Bal d'Afrique by Byredo
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    hello all.

    Iris Rebelle by Atelier Cologne
  36. Re: l'Instant de Guerlain listed as a male scent? I respectfully but quite firmly disagree.

    Yes, the female is a tuberose fragrance.

    L'Instant Pour Homme version in EDP is very chocolate-like and very unisex.
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    Re: Timbuktu or Dzjongkha ?

    I never liked Timbuktu and could never understand the hype it gets.

    So Dzjongkha for me, which I do own and wear.
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    Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    My whole collection and I have bought and for myself only. Never in my life would I dream of buying a fragrance just because someone else likes it.

    Selfish Moi? I don't care.
  39. Re: probably the wrong place to ask but help please!

    Yes, this should be in the Health and Beauty, contact a mod and they will move it for you.

    There should be a small black triangle on the left side bottom of your post.

    Now for your question. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Cosmetics To Go Elder.
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    Re: quick question about Samsara by Guerlain

    I would never call Samsara loud, and I am someone who no longer likes it. Co-worker wore it every day and grew to really dislike it.

    The EDT version is lighter and might be the place to start. ...
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    Re: Rihanna's Secret for 'Smelling So Good'

    No, we were not laughing at her. It was the Chanel they spent millions making the ads got Baz in as director mass worldwide release of the ad coming up to Xmas. And Nicole just told the truth...
  43. Re: Recommendations of a fragrance for a kind but pessimistic, gloomy and melancholic woman?

    I agree, especially if you can get the older version which has more of the Guerlainade base with the iris.
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    Re: Rihanna's Secret for 'Smelling So Good'

    I remember watching a documentary about a Z celeb in the UK some years back. She was approached by Coty to make a fragrance with her name. She was taken to a lab shown 5 or 6 samples asked to sniff...
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    Re: Sampling By Kilian Frgrances

    I adore Woman In Gold it lasts and lasts on me from dawn until midnight.

    We have a counter in my local House of Fraser so I sniff and chat. There are a few which they do not have such as Apple...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Bois d'Iris by The Different Company
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    Re: Explain your icon

    Mine can cause some confusion for sure.

    I was asked who is the guy wrestling the snake was once? LOL

    Mine is Ninjinky from the Ballet Russe poster for Afternoon Of The Faun
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Well, I actually decided on Flora Psychedelica by 4160 Tuesdays.

    This actually reminds me of Annick Goutal's Heure Exquisite. I have the edp version but it is now an EDT from 4160 Tuesdays.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th July, 2019

    Hello all. I am syncing with Cuddlecat's.

    Flora Psychedelica by 4160 Tuesdays.
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    Re: UK Summer Scorcher - What are You Wearing?

    Weirdly I find some orientals work brilliantly in hot weather. I was shocked to find out that Helmet Lang edp actually smelt better in hot weather this was some years back.

    Yesterday I wore...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Magie Noire by Lancôme
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I have quite a few 4160 Tuesdays' fragrances full sizes and the 9mls sizes. But then I belong to Sarah's Facebook group and we get special offers like Half Price Perfume Of The Week, or heads up...
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    Re: New Guerlain Meteorites

    Way back when it first came out it was one of the first colour correcting powders.

    I was given a mini size of the balls way back and they kept bouncing out of the box and cat got them.
    I prefer...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Breath of God by Gorilla Perfume [Lush]
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Doe in the Snow by 4160 Tuesdays (
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    So 1st of each month starting September to allow for those living in the blistering heat?
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    Re: Fragrance and Mosquitos?

    It has been said many times over the years and I recently read a post on a beauty forum saying the same thing. Now it could be a total myth but, Avon Skin So Soft dry oil spray and it has to be the...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Smart by Andrea Maack
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Me too. I actually wore my edp yesterday going to bed she was still glowing like a goddess.

    I think we need to pick a day and as many as possible wear Mitsouko. Or even pick one day every month...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Mitsouko Eau de Parfum by Guerlain
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I have two which for different reasons I avoid like the plague.

    Vetiver or as I call it bog body, it is just gassy decaying on me. I have found a few fragrances which have it I can wear if beaten...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Louanges Profanes 19
    by Parfumerie Generale
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Seems not. Looks like we will have a private party for her.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Notre Flore Iris by L'Occitane
  65. Re: Do you sometimes smell alcohol from your initial sprays?

    Never happened with any fragrance I own.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    De Profundis by Serge Lutens
  67. Thread: Death

    by donna255
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    Re: Death

    I do own it and for me, it is really a field of wildflowers with encens. A friend did say to me once that floral fragrances always make her think funeral home as they always have floral displays in...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    MAC Thrills, I am wearing warm makeup and it is the perfect peach/orange shade
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    No. 5 Eau de Toilette by Chanel
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    Re: Online auctions question

    I will say that some years back and I remember it was a bottle of Mitsouko parfum tester 30mls that started at a really low price. Anyway, I was top bidder and then got outbid a few hours before...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Encens - Fève Tonka by Fragonard
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Jour de Fête by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Psychotrope by Parfumerie Generale
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Well decided on

    A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    Hello all

    A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Spezie by Lorenzo Villoresi
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    Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    Never been tempted. Now I have bought and did not realize I would get something free. I just give away as no interest in them.
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    Re: Top-tier cacao scents

    Yes, Cafe Tuberosa.

    Also Musc Maori 04
    by Parfumerie Generale.

    It has a double whammy of hot chocolate and cocoa beans.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Lavender on the Rocks by Atkinsons
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    So Habanita, Pure Havana, Cardamom Coffee are choices for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Cardamom Coffee by Gorilla Perfume [Lush]
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    Re: Strange Article - Thoughts?

    Here in the UK especially in cities, there is a great worry over the air pollution children are breathing in.

    Cars engines are the big bad, yet this man's wife seems to be able to survive apart...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th July, 2019

    hello all.

    Hiris by Hermès
  84. Re: Vaseline & Moisturizer for Longer Lasting Frag

    Okay, I am going to add exfoliation,

    Yes, exfoliate in the shower every time you have one, I use the scrub gloves and shower gel every time and never ever had a problem with longevity.
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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

    The one I am wearing today Eau d'Hermès by Hermès, the cardamon really comes out on me.
  86. Re: Is Chanel Bois des Iles Pure Parfum made with Mysore Sandalwood?

    I was told by the manager of my local Guerlain counter that they Guerlain own their own Australian sandalwood trees. Seems they bought a group(small forest?) some years back.

    My Bois des Iles...
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    Re: Grandma's Handbag Scents

    Amouage Ubar, for me, smelt like the inside of my Mum's handbag when I was a child.

    Strange but true, the first time I smelt it I thought that is my Mum's handbag.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Eau d'Hermès by Hermès
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Louanges Profanes 19 by Parfumerie Generale
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Traversée du Bosphore by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I have loads by Bertrand Duchaufour Messe de Minuit original when did actually smell like a damp crypt and quite a few L'Artisans too.

    Decided on

    Traversée du Bosphore by L'Artisan Parfumeur...
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    It was some years back when LVMH went to court in France and stopped all sales of their brands on French eBay.

    The usual people could be buying fakes and it defames our brand as we cannot...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Suffolk Lavender by Shay & Blue
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    I know on Facebook they are cracking down big time in private groups of people trying to sell used bottles or even new ones.
    The posts are getting removed and photos are not even getting put up...
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    Re: Decanting from non standard sprayers

    I just hold the sprayer over the top of the decant bottle and spray.

    Okay, some can be very very fine spray which just does not work.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Louve by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Female G. smell?

    There is a story that Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan was supposed to smell like a woman's sexual juices?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Rokka
    by Antonia's Flowers
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    L'Homme Sport by Roger & Gallet
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Shalimar Parfum Initial by Guerlain
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