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    Re: Today I bought May 2015

    Hednic, would you mind posting your thoughts on this one when you have a chance to give it a wear?
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    Re: Penhaligon's Praise Thread

    I really like many from this house, but for some reason, they have never wowed me into buying a bottle.
    Of the ones that I have tried (about 20?), I like:
    Malabah - a soft, spiced tea fragrance ...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2015

    4x - Fendi Theorema Esprit d'Ete
    3x - L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse
    2x - Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere, Comme des Garcons White, Chanel Coromandel, Hermes Hiris and Hermes Un Jardin Sur le Nil
    1x -...
  4. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    I finished a 15ml bottle of Ava Luxe No. 23 last year (she only sells them that way now), and I bought 2 backups of it, now half way through one of them.
    But that is it.......for a long time I...
  5. Re: A thought on picking fragrances based on weather and seasons...

    I love a big oriental - up until about 80 degrees, then I find it a bit cloying. So, yes, I think adjusting application can bring out wonderful nuances for otherwise "seasonal" fragrances.
    One of...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    I'm joining you today, in many ways!!! I strongly dislike tuberose, so not going to be in synch - although I guess I should use synch day to get outside my comfort zone :)
    I'm in MadHat Scents...
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    Re: Aventus for a young college student

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    Read post #25 for his review of his purchase.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Mani done with OPI I Don't Give a Rotterdam.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    Went with Hermes Hiris for my first day back at work in a week or so.
    I'll join the appreciation of Elixir, especially the eucalyptus note. I think this is one of the best Pens that I have smelled....
  10. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    Very interesting, 30 Roses! I can't wait for my sample to arrive, hoping it comes today. This one sounds rather BIG for a Pens.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

    Good morning, all! Hoping for no rain today, so that I can finally finish some yard chores that I had hoped to complete during my staycation. So far it is looking good. I am wearing Chanel...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    XScent, I can also deal with this Monday, as I am off work too!!!! Chanel Coromandel for me today. If the weather holds out, and it is iffy, I have a tennis match this evening, so I should still...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    I went crazy in April and bought a lot of new polish (cheaper than perfume!) so today I am in a new one, Deborah Lippmann No More Drama, a tan with copper subtle shimmer.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Just finished my tips with A England Briar Rose, a stunning dark pink/maroon (magenta) scattered holo. This is probably on the verge of too dark for this time of year, but I wanted to wear it anyway.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st April 2015

    For an awfully long day of meetings at work, I am in Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere. Hope it works :)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20th April 2015

    Posting late, but wearing a favorite - L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse. Three days until a short staycation, and I can't wait!
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Love that one!

    Today my tips are done in OPI Kermit Me To Speak - a metallic lilac and green duochrome.
  18. Re: Imaginary Authors, some great female frags here!

    I sampled this house several years ago, and loved Memoirs of a Trespasser! The other that I really like was the Cobra one (? a leather). Falling Into the Sea had a sharp, unpleasant note to it...
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    Re: Donna Karan Gold - EDT or EDP ?

    I actually prefer the EDT. To me, the lilly if full enough in the EDT (and actually a little overwhelming at first), and I appreciate the cucumber/green watery aspect that is more prominent in the...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips just done in A England Princess Sabra, a medium green holo.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    Monday always comes too soon! Ah well, FM En Passant from an ignored sample for me today to start things off. My lilacs have been blooming for a couple of weeks, and it reminded me to try this one...
  22. Thread: What if ...

    by cello
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    Re: What if ...

    Yes, a supporting member is a paid membership. Always something to consider if you are going to visit the site much, and certainly for extensive use of the sale/trade threads.
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    Re: Keeping a rounded collection

    Well done! Yes, there are some classic feminines that are great "new" masculines. Try to find O de Lancome at your local department store and give it a sniff. Cheap, and incredibly refreshing for...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th April 2015

    Hello all! Happy Friday, and I see we all made it past hump day :)

    I woke up with a strange urge for PG Coze, so I am out of synch. This is one that I wish I had hoarded, or at least gotten a...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9th April 2015

    Inspired by Jack Hunter's thread over on the Male side, I'm wearing Guerlain SDV. It has turned a little cooler here, so it seems fitting today.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th April 2015

    Good morning all! In honor of my first iris buds showing up this spring, I am wearing Hermes Hiris!
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    Re: Eau des Baux & Kiehl's Original Musk

    Totally agree here. If you can find this one, I think it is one of the best from L'Occitane, if the notes are agreeable to you. Beautiful honey and immortelle.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7th April 2015

    Roberto, you know that I love how you smell today!!! :kiss::kiss:

    I am in Delrae Bois de Paradis this morning, my fruity, woody lovely.
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    Re: Which bottle(s) did you finish in 2014?

    I did not finish any bottles in 2014. And if I recall correctly, I only purchased one - PdE Cuir Ottoman.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th April 2015

    Happy Monday everyone. I'm in Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil today, a happy green and easy fragrance for spring, which has sprung here.
  31. Re: Maybe I'm Lucky, But....Today was a Good Sample Day

    Well, if you really love one of them (looks like you like VIW), you ought to buy it from them. It sounds like you could develop a very good relationship with them (and lots more samples!)
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips in Sephora by OPI Metro Chic.
  33. Re: Citrusy or Green Fresh Fragrance Recommendations

    Try the Hermes Un Jardin line (there are 5 now). One of them might click with you.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    Jon, that is classic!!!! :lolk: Actually, both your perfume and the Windows pic made me laugh out loud.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3nd April 2015

    I will have to synch this evening because I rushed out of the house with no thought to my fragrance, and wore (finished!!!) a decant of K. Mercheri Iris d'Ardent. This one is pleasant and does not...
  36. Re: How often do you wear the same scent two or more days in a row? Which scents are they?

    LOL! I have been known to do this also :)
    I will sometimes get in a little fragrance rut, or lull, where I wear a fragrance several days in a row because I don't want to think about fragrances,...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st April 2015

    I am in VC&A Bois d'Iris today - and this is not working for me because I HATE iris!!!!


    April fools :)

    Erin, congrats on the job. And I'm sorry about the breakup. Hugs to you :)
  38. Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    Agree, 30 Roses, great reviews! I love how each person picks up on different nuances! Nice!
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips now in Chanel Starlet, a coral leaning pink with a soft shimmer.
  40. Re: Early warning: Palissandre d'Or from Aedes de Venustas

    Thank you RVB! That sounds very nice, and certainly worth a sample.
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    Re: Most worn in March and first quarter of 2015

    3 x L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse
    2 x Chanel 31 rue Cambon
    1 x Chanel Bois des Iles, Fendi Theorema, Chanel No. 5 Eau Premeire, Ava Luxe No. 23, M. Micallef Gaiac, Chanel 1932, Chanel No. 18,...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31st March 2015

    Oh, teardrop! I am going to have to use "wheelie bin"! Love it!!!!
    Joining easyfish and Dr. G in Chanel today, but I am in the lovely No. 18. Warm weather brings out all the loveliness of this...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    I'm in Chanel 31 rue Cambon today, which I wear often, but I did reorganize some fragrances this weekend so that I rotate a few more warm weather scents into my routine. Spring cleaning!!!
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    Re: 2 fragrances in the same day?

    I would apply whatever I wanted to wear out that evening. Most likely a "clean" office scent that is on it's last leg won't interfere too much.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Nice collection! And cool table too! :)
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    Wow, Coromandel, on me, is the longest lasting of the bunch - 12 hours at least, and very potent for the first 6 hours or so. Sorry it didn't work for you, but it sounds like you had a wonderful...
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    Re: My first trip to Scent Bar!

    That's a nice one! I love 1270! Glad you guys had fun!
  48. Re: Whats your the most favorite fragrance by Parfum d’Empire

    This is an incredible house, but I prefer Cuir Ottoman and Ambre Russe, which I think are stand outs. Not really a bad one in the bunch to be honest.
  49. Re: Want to Buy Aventus, Suddenly Worried About Batches

    I would not buy the fragrance then, if you are worried about batches.
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    Re: *NEW* Hermés - Le Jardin de Monsieur Li

    Thanks hednic. I am looking forward to sampling this one.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th March 2015

    Happy Birthday, Foustie!!!!!!
    I am in synch in one of my favorite warm weather fragrances - Chanel 1932. Cool, crisp and inviting!
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    We are approaching the end of the first quarter. How is this going, Buysblind?!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    Kiliwia, how exciting!
    Roberto, oh goodness, another fan of the new Chanel. I'm trying to not even sample it, because I know I will love it. But my resolve is wearing thin. :)

    I'm in M....
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th March 2015

    More iris today - PdE Equistrius, which is not my favorite but it is easy to wear.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd March 2015

    Joining Robin in a K. Mecheri fragrance today - Iris d'Argent. Spring has sprung, and it is time to bust out the iris. My iris is leafed out, but no buds yet.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Just applied Zoya Faye to tips.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2015

    Fun indeed!!! Enjoy them all!!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th March 2015

    Good morning all! I am wearing Penhaligon's Empressa today from the sample pass. Wishing everyone a great start to the week!
  59. Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    Hey guys. I was able to try Levantium and Lothhair, and will wear Empressa today.

    Levantium was a miss for me unfortunately. After a bright opening, in which I could not really distinguish the...
  60. Re: CONUS We need more members! Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes

    OK, here we go! I received the samples two days ago, but have been unable to wear them yet. But today I am going to wear Levantium, so will post my thoughts either tonight or in the morning. ...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips now in Chanel Paparazzi.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 6th March 2015

    Well, heck. I did not notice the date and did last week's synch!!! I am in Fendi Theorema (a discontinued scent). As much as I really like Theorema, I could be in Chanel Bois des Iles if I had...
  63. Re: CONUS Sample Pass M/F: Penhaligon's Trade Routes: Empressa, Levantium, Lothair

    30 roses, I would love to try these. Thanks for starting the pass!!!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4th March 2015

    Enjoy your girl's night out, Erin! Even if it is sans rita :)
    Chanel Bois des Iles for me today. Have a good one everybody!
  65. Re: Left a bad taste! Literally! Has this ever happened to you?

    All the time with me too. It is one reason I did not wear perfume for many, many years. Now, I guess I just accept it, and it is not very unpleasant.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 2nd March 2015

    I'm joining Erin in the super late posting today, and yesterday too! I wore Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe again yesterday, and today I pulled out L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse. Yum!!!
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Misia coming Feb 2015?

    Well, I bet you were one fine smelling gym rat! ;)
    Thanks for the updates and thoughts on this one all. I will want to test soon.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th February 2015

    Oh goodness, I forgot to synch. But it was because I was so excited that we got some snow and it is cold - which means I get to wear some BIG perfumes :) Today Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe called...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th February 2015

    Sorry to hear about your friend, Jon. Take good care of yourself.
    Wearing Chanel 31 rue Cambon today.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th February 2015

    Jon, hoping for the best for your friend, and a big hug to you.
    I'm wearing Dior Homme today.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Off to work in L'Occitane Immortelle de Corse.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th February 2015

    30 Roses, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I know it was a long, difficult road but you are right about passing in her sleep - it is what we all hope for. Still, I know it is hard now. ...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th February 2015

    PG Cadjmere for me today. Best to everyone!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 13th February 2015

    Out of synch today, but in my favorite Chanel Bois des Iles. Happy Hour tonight is with friends celebrating a retirement, so wine o'clock will be all taken care of :)
    Have a great day everyone!
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Just popped A England Briarwood on to mt tips.
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    Re: SOTD Friday February 6th 2015

    Happy Friday all! I'm wearing Dior Homme today, so not in synch. I'm not sure I have a clone perfume, but will think on that and if I find one, then I will wear it this evening.
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    Re: Most worn in January 2015

    30 fragrances worn for the month - a lot for me unless I go on a sample run...

    3 x - Ambre 114 by HdP.
    2 x - Doir Homme, Iris d'Argent by Keiko Mecheri, Ava Luxe No. 23, PdE Ambre Russe, Nicolai...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 28th January 2015

    Foustie and ComDiva, you guys are in two of my favorites! Good smelling today! :vrolijk_26:

    I rather enjoyed my day yesterday in the sweet, berry rose of PdN Balkis, so I am going to drain my...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27th January 2015

    Finishing up a sample of PdNicolai Balkis today, a fruity floral that wears a little sweet for me, but it is nice enough. Stayed up too late watching Rafa get beaten up, so I'll add an extra cup of...
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    Re: Best Tobacco-Honeyish fragrance

    It has a distinct immortelle note in it, which I do find similar sometimes. Certainly fits the vibe well enough.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Good morning my foodie and fragrant friends! After a wonderfully warm and sunny weekend, I am back at work today in Dior Homme. I always seem to reach for this one when I wear this specific purple...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23rd January 2015

    Mrs. E, yes, let's just not talk about it....:sad:
    teardrop and ExtremeK, I love that one too! I long ago finished my sample, and it, along with several other PGs, are often on my mind for...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    He he he, funny thread today - there seems to be a small problem :lolk:
    It is cold, windy and icy today here in sunny New Mexico - PdE Ambre Russe will do the trick to warm it up a bit.
    ErinK -...
  84. Re: Olfatory Fatigue? Skin that "kills" colognes? My colognes dont last. Need help guys

    Try going a week without wearing fragrance and then try wearing them again. Maybe you just need a break.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 21st January 2015

    Hump day is upon us! Off to work in FM Iris Poudre to brighten up my long morning of meetings.
  86. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Diamondflame, thanks for the Ambre 114! You are such a gent!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20th January 2015

    OK, I'll bite, and join in the Chanelfest! Chanel No. 18 for me today. Have a great day everyone.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    Thanks Mike. Yes, it is a blast of cinnamon, and I know you like your cinnamon! Sorry to hear you are sensitive to it here.
    And also glad to hear your endorsement of the Hermes. I look forward to...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    Good to see you, Foustie!
    No holiday for me today, unfortunately. But I will be thinking about the incredible work that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. did. On a recent trip to Atlanta for the...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 16 January, 2015.

    Roberto Cavalli Oro today, as I forgot to synch. Like teardrop, I may wear some Samsara tonight.
    Have a great Friday everyone!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 15 January, 2015.

    Xscent, love that picture!!
    I'm wearing Cuir de Lancome today. I stayed up too late reading last night, and I am moving SLOW this morning!
  92. Thread: Hi I'm AbbyJo!

    by cello
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    Re: Hi I'm AbbyJo!

    Welcome to basenotes, AbbyJo! I think it is perfectly normal to like some scents that are marketed to the men, not strange at all. Our noses like what our noses like! Enjoy the site, there is so...
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    Re: Your top three VANILLA scents.

    Memoirs of a Trespasser is by Imaginary Authors, a US indie outfit. It is a dry, resinous (myrrhe maybe, if I remember) and vanilla rather than a sweet sweet one. I personally like that type of...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    Another dusting of snow today, but I think it is supposed to clear out and warm up soon. I hate going to work in this stuff!
    I'm in Ava Luxe No. 23, the parfum today. I don't think I have worn...
  95. Re: Name The Fragrances That You Consider Totally Captivating And Sexy?

    Arquiste Anima Dulcis. Overpriced for what it is possibly, but I find it very sexy.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    G is for Grand Amour by A. Goutal
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Misia coming Feb 2015?

    Well, well, well...thanks for that info. Dr. G.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 13th January 2015

    Woke up to a dusting of snow, so I'm pulling out a warm one today. HdP Ambre 114 will be great floating up from my sweater all day. Of course, I'll probably be hot in the office :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    Yes, La Pausa was never meant to be long lasting and a sillage master, but yet, a master at what it does. And it does it very, very well.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 12th January 2015

    Happy Birthday, kalli!!! I hope your day is wonderful!

    I'm wearing Keiko Mercheri Iris d'Argent today from a decant. I don't remember trying this before, but I imagine that I have at some point....
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