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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    MP&G Bahiana
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    Banana Republic Neroli Woods
  3. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Fantastic plans. I vote for green on white logo.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    I wore Ivoire in the late 80s and to me it was a galbanum bomb. I don't remember finding it reminiscent of GIII. I found that Givenchy III smelled very complex and dense - probably the oakmoss and...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    get well soon, all

    Sisley Eau de Campagne
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    Parfums d'Empire Corsica Furiosa
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Wisteria
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Thierry Mugler Cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    Loving all the kitties.

    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    Lucy B Tropical Gardenia
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Love this one.^^^^^

    Dame Perfumery Orange Flower
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    Ex Nihilo Cologne 352
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th August, 2019

    A Lab on Fire And the World Is Yours
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

    Ormonde Jayne Champaca
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    Hugs for Shycat!!

    I haven't figured out the art of emojis, but hugs anyway.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Earth Mother
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    Re: Parfums DelRae announces retirement

    I don't know why I'm shocked by this, but I'm shocked by this. I thought this outfit was doing well. I'd heard that at least a couple of their fragrances were very well received. "Wit" got quite a...
  21. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    ClockworkAlice - of the ones you haven't tried, I have tried all of them except Aventus, GIT, Kouros, Jicky, Chamade, Dzhongkha, Diorella, & Stash.

    I would recommend everyone sample L'Air du...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

    Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Poudrée
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    CND Sage Scarf with a silver accent
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    Re: Favorite violet fragrance?

    Plain old straight-up violet soliflore is Santa Maria Novella Violetta

    Another is Penhaligon's Violetta

    A good one is Parfums de Nicolai Violette in Love

    The traditional reference violets...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

    Penhaligon's Malabah
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl Tropics edt 2017

    Notes: grapefruit, orange blossom, sandalwood, maybe musk

    or

    Notes: peach, elderflower, vanilla

    or all of that
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th July, 2019

    Atelier Cologne Philtre Ceylan
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th July, 2019

    SOTE Diptyque 34 Blvd. Saint Germain
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th July, 2019

    I Profumi di Firenze Giacinto Selvatico
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    Re: Rihanna's Secret for 'Smelling So Good'

    I agree, LadyDragonFire, that celebrities often know nothing about the things that they put their name on, but that is on them. They are paid big time to lend their name to things and part of the...
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    Re: Rihanna's Secret for 'Smelling So Good'

    I've read of an unnamed celebrity who when asked in an interview what her favorite perfume was, mentioned one that did not carry her own moniker, for which she was immediately dropped from her...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

    I believe it is actually Italian rather than French because it is the name of a character in Puccini's Turandot, which is supposed to be pseudo-Chinese, so who knows.
    I would pronounce it roughly...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    OPI Now Museum, Now You Don't
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th July, 2019

    Chanel Beige
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez

    Yes, they are very confusing about naming their scents.

    There is no Narciso Rodriguez (edp), not yet anyway. Narciso Rodriguez is, or ought to be, simply the name of the brand.
    "For Her" is a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

    Atelier Cologne Mandarine Glaciale
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

    New cat for Clockwork Alice! Yea!

    Penhaligon's Luna
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

    I would say that is true in much of the US, although maybe not the southwest.

    Hope you are feeling better soon.

    Do you get kangaroos running around your property?

    I live in a village in a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Orange Blossom
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

    SOTE

    The Different Company Sel de Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st July, 2019

    Estée Lauder Tuberose Gardenia
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    OPI Go With the Lava Flow
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

    Ormonde Jayne Sampaquita
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

    L'Artisan Parfumeurs HIstoire d'Orangers

    This was to have been my sync for tomorrow (ambroxan), but when I got it out only a few drops were left of my large decant. I didn't use it up; it...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - July 2019

    2 Peas in a Pod Frangipani
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    Re: JV Artisan Pure vs Prada L'homme

    In all my years John Varvatos Artisan Pure is the only gratuity sample I've received in an order that turned me on to a new scent so much that I bought it. I'd never even heard of John Varvatos.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

    Acqua di Parma Ginepro di Sardegna
  48. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I guess it's between Fleur Musc and l'Absolu, but I'm really happy with them all.
  49. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Me, too. I have six NR scents. I love a good musk base. I'm not much interested in the Pure notes, however, and I don't want to get redundant, so that may be all my NRs for a while.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

    Acqua de Parma Mirto di Panarea
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    Re: Favorite Banana Republic Frag?

    I read about Neroli Woods here at basenotes and got a large decant of it and like it a lot.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    5ml decant of Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Colonia which is an anachronistic oxymoron because it is older than Koelnische Wasser.

    In the directory there are two listings of Profumo instead of any...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Colonia.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    The Different Company I Miss Violet which has a note of mahogany, the national tree of the Dominican Republic.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    China Glaze Bend Over Backwards
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

    I just drained my sample of it. It's really beautiful. I find it to be the sweetest of the orange blossoms I've tried, maybe because of the tuberose note? I decided to go with something drier, but...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Welcome to Basenotes, aitoskbr!
  58. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    I finished these nine shower gels.

    Verdict: Use Caress instead.

    - - - Updated - - -

    New set of bath products:

    Crabtree & Evelyn Spring Rain bath & shower gel
    Crabtree & Evelyn West...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

    Houbigant Orangers en Fleurs
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

    Highland Lilac of Rochester
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    SOTE Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Rouge
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    Re: List of reference perfumes?

    Soapy perfumes are often found in orange flower scents, like the neroli in Penhaligon's Castile. Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger is a reference orange blossom scent, as is the Fragonard of the same...
  64. Re: Kids and perfume (I may not get my rental deposit back)

    Funny story! That sounds memorable.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    I never even learned how.

    Speaking of images, I've always imagined bals held in the salle and not in the chapelle.

    Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th July, 2019

    Ormonde Jayne Sampaquita
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th July, 2019

    Sisley Izia
  68. Re: why do "incenses" perfumes smell totally different?

    Opoponax is another incense note that has not been mentioned. It is sometimes erroneously called "sweet myrrh" and smells a little like toffee.
  69. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    ROFL

    It's not like his victims will recall it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

    John Varvatos Artisan Pure
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th July, 2019

    Bears in Minnesota!

    The Different Company I Miss Violet
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

    MP&G Bahiana
  73. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I really like having a thread like this for the female side of the forum, I said on the day I tested the last of hundreds of samples I've tried in the past year.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Dark Horse
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Earth Mother
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st July, 2019

    Hugh Spencer for Jeffrey Dame Labdanum Doux

    Here's one of lot of BNers might want to try. A big ole complex skanky musk chypre, so indolic I keep looking for my cat's litter box. Whew!

    Very...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th June, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Desert Rose
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Man, you get some of the best classics, Jon! I should have just saved my circa 1989 perfume collection for you.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Orly What's The Password?
  80. Re: What fragrance(s) are you looking forward to trying?

    I don't know. I just wait for them to show up on sample sites like Luckyscent.
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    Re: Paco Rabanne Calandre

    The lower one is the one I am familiar with. I wore it a lot back in the day.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th June, 2019

    Penhaligon's Orange Blossom

    These minor Penhaligon scents would be nice if they all had the longevity and sillage of Castile and Hamman Bouquet, but they don't and that's a shame. For the lack...
  83. Re: What fragrance(s) are you looking forward to trying?

    Armani Privé Laque
    Armani Privé Orangerie Venise
    Stephane Humbert Lucas 777 Panthea Iris
    Hiram Green Lustre
    Tom Ford Métallique

    I'm glad I can record this here to remember because god only...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th June, 2019

    Penhaligon's Zizonia
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    Re: Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime Cologne

    Good to know. I just got Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime Hair & Body Wash at TJ Maxx. 5 bucks for 10 fl. oz.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

    Penhaligon's No. 33
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

    Penhaligon's Malabah
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Penhaligon's Luna

    Thanks for the daylilies. There must be some variety of it that has fragrance because in my parents' yard we smell them every year.
    Daylilies are my blind brother's favorite...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    pedi: Orly Fireball

    mani: Essence Space Glam
  90. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I wouldn't judge ones love for orange blossom on Dilettante. There are other things going on in there, like petitgrain ( which ruins a lot of orangy scents for me). It's pretty much the whole orange...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th June, 2019

    Penhaligon's English Fern
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    SOTD: Everything

    I'm cleaning out my old bottles from my collection. Most of it is "not in the directory" stuff and too crappy to mail to anyone so it is going to the charity shop. Maybe later in...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    Penhaligon's Night-Scented Stock
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Color Club Don't Harp On It - linear holographic
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

    Diptique L'Eté en Douce
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - June 2019

    Miller Harris Reine de La Nuit
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Versace Blonde
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Osmanthus
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Cher Uninhibited

    anything Angela Ciampagna
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    Rasei Fort Kolonya
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