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  1. Re: Do you coordinate scents with your sweetie?

    By "sweetie" if you mean my Pug he's content to smell the same most days -- a little like dog kibble. :o
  2. Re: What's the best, cheapest, bay rum I can get ?

    Following a Basenoter's recommendation, I bought my father a bottle of Meehan's around the holidays plus a tin of the hand balm. It seems to have good lasting power and Dad enjoys it.
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    Re: Do you wear perfume to bed ! ! ! ! !

    Always. I'll jump up and dash for a bottle if I forget before I get in bed.
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    Re: Favorite Ava Luxe fragrances?

    As others have stated Cafe Noir is great -- you almost get a caffeine buzz from this one. A great coffee scent that lasts well.

    I have a whole bunch of samples I need to revisit although Madame X...
  5. Re: Costume National...what do you think of this scent? Just curious...

    I'll take your bottle :o

    One of my favorites for late nights out during the winter -- stands up well to a bar atmosphere. A little goes well on leather too if you don't mind people burying their...
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    Re: The scent of a mid summers night?

    For me it's Les Nuits d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal. I've started to wear this a bit more since Spring has brought some warmer days.
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    Re: Ave Luxe: Kama, Feu de Bois and Film Noir

    I enjoy Film Noir as well ... reminds me of Costume National Scent Intense.
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    Re: SALTY..Driftwood....?????

    2nd Eau des Merveilles ... I just replaced a bottle. I am wearing it today.

    I find this to be unique ... it definitely has a salt and beachy quality. Subtle but good longevity. Gets a lot of...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 25 February

    Almost reached for Black Cashmere today but opted for CDG Avignon instead.

    A snowy day in Baltimore.
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    Re: Which of the Aqua Allegoria scents is best?

    I'll chime in for Mentafollia. One of my favorites on really hot days when I want something refreshing.

    I also own Winter Delice ... I haven't found anything quite like this -- pine and...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    Full bottle of Les Nuits d'Hadrien by Annick Goutal and a replacement bottle of Eau des Merveilles by Hermes.

    Next up will be a replacement bottle of Philosykos.

    Getting ready for warmer...
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    Re: Best Fragrances for Gay Men?

    I'm not trying to be cheeky ... but I can't think of just "one" fragrance. There seems to be as much diversity within the gay community as anywhere else so it's hard to think of a single fragrance...
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    Re: A clean, fresh, soapy Summer scent?

    Mugler Cologne immediately comes to mind for me as well.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d'Empire

    Looking forward to its delivery!
  15. Thread: *top 10*

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    Re: *top 10*

    These days: (my top 11)

    Daim Blond by Serge Lutens
    Dior Homme by Christian Dior
    Scent Intense by Costume National
    Le Bain by Joop!
    Cafe Noir by Ava Luxe
    Bvlgari Black by Bvlgari
    Black...
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    Re: Ava Luxe Fragrances

    Film Noir for me is quite similar to Costume National Scent Intense. I love them both.
  17. Re: How many fragrance bottles do you own at this very moment?

    When I grow up, I wanna be like Col! I haven't quite hit 60 bottles yet.
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    Re: Fake Fragrances: How can you tell?

    I can only speak to my experience of being sold a fake bottle of Creed Silver Mountain Water in an Ebay auction.

    What tipped me off initially was the bottle workmanship. There were nicks in the...
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    Re: mens colognes we like for ourselves

    I have quite a few in my wardrobe and generally prefer men's or unisex fragrances.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for January 2007)

    Costume National Scent Intense
    Creed Silver Mountain Water
    Joop! Le Bain

    I'm really enjoying all three although I'm trying to save the Silver Mountain Water for Spring and Summer. I can see...
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    Re: Ava Luxe Fragrances

    I also am a recent fan of Ava Luxe -- ordered a bunch of samples prior to the holidays and then a full bottle of Cafe Noir. I can't think of a better coffee scent out there.

    Edit to add I'm...
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    Re: what brought you to basenotes?

    Stumbled in here via Google. Knew very little about scents when I joined. I feel as if I have learned a lot from Basenotes over the past several months.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 26 January

    Joop! Le Bain

    Notes - Chinese Lychee, Plum, Bergamot, Orange Blossom, Lily of the Valley, Rose, Jasmine, Musk, Amber, Vanilla, Sandalwood, Heliotrope.

    A very warm oriental ... almost boozy to...
  24. Thread: Chanel No.19

    by Odorifera
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    Re: Chanel No.19

    I love this one as well and recently discovered the No. 19 bar soap. Heavenly and one of my favorite ways to start the day.

    I feel like a million bucks when I wear it and consider it my lucky...
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    Re: Worst Comment (or reaction)Ever Received?

    "Somebody smells clean -- like Comet!"

    Oooh boy, the sillage of Un Jardin Mediterranee reminded a woman of something you scour pots and pans with -- great. ;)
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    Re: Your favorite scent containing oakmoss

    Chanel No. 19 for me!
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    Re: Have you ever had a dream about scents?

    Yes ... but I can never remember a specific scent. I only remember standing in a room with tables and shelves filled with perfume bottles.

    Is that like considered an X-rated dream on this board?...
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    Re: Bay Rums: Recommendations?

    Since this thread was revived, I thought I'd provide an update. I bought my Dad the Meehan's for Christmas along with the hand balm in the same scent. He really likes it! He had been using Royall....
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    Re: LITERALLY, the frag you couldn't be without

    Chanel No. 19
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Based on what I have tried or have in my collection:

    Daim Blond by Serge Lutens
    Bvlgari Black by Bvlgari
    Chanel No. 19 by Chanel
    Ambre Narguile by Hermes
    Black Cashmere by Donna Karan
    Voleur...
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    Re: Natural Pine/Fir Scent For The Home

    Also checkout Agraria Balsam. Comes in a cologne and room spray.
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    Re: black phoenix alchemy lab? why no reviews?

    I agree about the greasiness factor. Not a consistency that I would enjoy wearing every day. I seek out BPAL scents at a very specific time of year -- around Halloween. I have a couple I wear for...
  33. Re: What was your most complimented scent of 2006?

    Bvlgari Black -- a true bargain given how much I like this and the amount of positive feedback I get when I wear it.
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    Re: Top 5 Winter fragrances...?

    Right now the top five are:

    Ambre Narguile
    Daim Blond
    Avignon
    Tea for Two
    Dior Homme

    And a special holiday honorable mention goes to Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice -- I'm wearing this today.
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    Re: Favorite Amber Fragrance?

    Amber is on my short list of favorite notes.

    Ambre Narguile is my current fave -- but there are many I have yet to sample.
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    Re: Nantucket Briar

    Not necessarily an aversive scent to my nose but I do agree the powdery qualities are "in your face" and overwhelming.

    I frequent Crabtree a couple of times a year as my mother enjoys the Summer...
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    Re: How do you pronounce Rochas?

    Totally OT -- but I'm playing with the website where you type in stuff and it pronounces it for you. My dog is in my lap and I just typed in "hungry." He almost broke his neck cocking his head to...
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    Re: What am I wearing?

    I'll take you up on this suggestion after the 1st of the year! I'm totally new to decanting but have thought about purchasing supplies to make samples for friends. I'll be investigating where to...
  39. Re: Neat--although incomplete--online scent pyramid

    I didn't notice this one ... and you are right -- a fluorescent light burning out is the worst and makes me nauseous. Fortunately, I have not had to experience this in quite some time.
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    Re: What's your bottles/decants ratio?

    I have no decants at present and around 50 bottles. I did purchase a decant of Ambre Narguile last Fall but just used it up recently ... still have that decant bottle though and sniff it from time...
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    Re: Today I bought ...

    My most recent purchase arrived last week: a bottle of Avignon.

    I also recently purchased a replacement bottle of Gendarme -- couldn't resist the great deal at Sephora: around $15.75 for a 4 oz....
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    Re: The ultimate six-fragrance wardrobe

    Lol! I think CB I Hate Perfumes makes a scent based on the smell of suntan lotion. I forget the name.
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    Re: What am I wearing?

    Wow! I'd love to have some of this on hand.

    I PM'd you my mailing address.

    Thanks!
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    Re: What am I wearing?

    The only thing left that stands out for me from your wardrobe is the all-powerful Minotaure!

    I love scavenger hunts.
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    Re: The ultimate six-fragrance wardrobe

    Let's see -- I'd be warm on a desert island. With that in mind:

    Mugler Cologne -- Work

    Gendarme -- Casual

    Daim Blond -- Romance

    Chanel No. 19 -- Formal
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    Re: What am I wearing?

    I'll guess one more: Obsession for Men

    At least it's not an "L" :)
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    Re: What am I wearing?

    Roma Uomo
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    Re: The Nose Knows

    Fascinating!

    I think I would be best at tracking chocolate and pizza scents. :)
  49. Re: Neat--although incomplete--online scent pyramid

    Fun! I see "Wisdom Accord" and "Unexpected Accord" listed among the notes.

    Gotta get me some of that wisdom accord. :)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, December 16th

    Avignon

    Everyone enjoy your weekend!
  51. Re: "married to yourself" holiday perfume gift

    Wow Shifts you must be living right!

    Can't wait to here what happens next time you go in. ;)
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    Re: The scent of a sot :)

    Aramis was the first thing that popped into my mind.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 15 December

    Another Chanel in the house ... No. 19

    Have used the bar soap also a couple of times this week ... wonderful! :)
  54. Re: I met with one of the late greats

    Phew! For a minute there when you said "late" I thought he was dead!

    Sounds like a good time! Wish I could walk into someone's place and see perfume bottles ready for sampling.
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale Coze vs. Opium PH EDP

    I sampled Coze and found it to be a watered down version of Piper Nigrum -- I got more pepper than anything else and a tinge of sweetness underneath. As far as longevity, I felt it faded pretty...
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    Re: Vintage Perfume Ads

    I've bought several over the past month from ebay and an ephemera website I found online. I plan to frame them and hang in my bedroom.

    My favorite is an old ad for Caron -- a group photo of...
  57. Re: ISO - seriously elegant, strong, slightly unapproachable fragrance.

    Give Chanel No. 19 a try -- a floral with some green to it. Works very well in professional settings. I wear this a lot and I don't care for florals as a general rule.

    I also think Rive Gauche...
  58. Re: If Disneyworld or Disneyland were a fragrance, which one?

    Dzing! or Joop for me!
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    Re: Fragrence for debaucherous Occasion

    For something that can be found cheap on line, check out the reviews in the directory for La Nuit by Paco Rabanne. It's got some "skank" going on and there's no sweetness to it.

    I layer it...
  60. Re: what do you think of women wearing men's fragrance?

    I wear whatever fragrances appeal to my own nose. Sure, there are certain scents I wouldn't wear in the close quarters of my work environment; but as far as what sex a particular sent is marketed to...
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    Re: Arabie and a new Chili recipe

    Sure, we can swap recipies! I have a print copy of mine somewhere in the kitchen. I'll dig it out and PM you Monday eve.
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    Re: Bay Rums: Recommendations?

    Thanks again for all of your input. I'm going to order a bottle of Meehan's plus a tin of the hand salve in the same bay rum scent. I've enjoyed browsing the links to the websites posted! :)
  63. Re: Fragrant gifts you will receive for Christmas?

    I'll buy myself a bottle of Eau de Cacao by Coppeneur -- sampled recently and it's a great (but not overly sweet) chocolate scent.
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    Re: Grey Flannel Rocks

    I totally agree and reach for this one often!
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    Bay Rums: Recommendations?

    Hello,

    Looking to pick up a bottle of Bay Rum for an Xmas gift for my dad. He likes bay notes and even raided the spice rack at home to try to make his own once!

    I haven't sampled enough...
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    Re: Arabie and a new Chili recipe

    You just made me really hungry. I love to make chili and experiment with different ways of preparing it. My current version includes some dark beer and a little chocolate.
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    Re: Would you recommend

    Second Avignon -- I've worn it the past couple of days. Nice frankincense and myrrh notes for around the holidays and the longevity is excellent.

    Looking forward to sampling others from the CDG...
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    Re: Best Frags for office/work place

    Terre d'Hermes
    Eau Sauvage
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    Re: Smooth Classics

    I'll toss a bottle of Habit Rouge onto the pile!
  70. Thread: Flowers Poll

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    Re: Flowers Poll

    Forsythia -- fond memories of it growing in my childhood backyard.
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    Re: Much hyped frags revisited.

    In reviewing fragrances I purchased after considering the recommendations of Basenotes' posters, I can conclude Basenoters have very good taste, or, at the very least, Basenoters' tastes are similar...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 8 December

    CDG Avignon. Has excellent longevity ... lasted all day and still going strong.
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    Re: Your thoughts on Rochas Femme?

    I enjoy cumin as a note so Femme is a scent I appreciate and wear. I especially
    like it right out of the shower in the evening.
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    Re: What scents winter?

    Scents with pine and incense are what I'm thinking of most now as the season turns more toward winter.

    Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice and CDG Avignon will get a lot of play for me in the upcoming...
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    Re: Perfume Families you dislike !

    Florals and especially soliflorals if I had to pick one family -- and if there's too much sweet fruit with the flower notes that doubles the ick factor for me.
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    Re: Comme des Garcon Pearly Monster!

    That bottle is Cousin It in miniature. I couldn't display it around the house ... my dog would show it no mercy. There would be bits and pieces of the bottle strewn from one end of the living room...
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    Re: I spent $400 in 2006 on frags--and you?

    I estimate some where in the neighborhood of $1500.00 but I try not to count!
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    Re: Comme de Garcons suggestions

    I second checking out the Incense series. I'm awaiting a bottle of Avignon and also plan on acquiring Kyoto at some point.

    Haven't tried anything else from CDG yet.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, December 6th

    Floris Eau de Santal Extreme
  80. Re: My girlfriend said a cologne smelled like Froot Loops...

    I've also heard Hanae Mori H.M. described as smelling like Fruit Loops. I think it's the citrus over the sweet floral and chocolate notes that creates this effect.
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    Re: Yves Rocher Cocoon

    I keep the Cocoon bottle next to my bottle of Black Cashmere. That way they can both lay there and look weird next to one another.

    Any other bottles that don't stand up and look like turtles on...
  82. Re: Can you just think about a frag, and actually smell it?

    Yes ... happens with Daim Blond for me. I get a whiff when there is none around. This is my favorite fragrance at the moment which may explain why.
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    Poll: Re: Best frag of 2006?

    If I had to pick just one for 2006 it would be Tauer Lonestar Memories.

    Edit to add: Terre de Hermes 2nd.

    I'm wanting to sample Dzongkha.
  84. Holiday Dread: Any Scents You Don't Want?

    Any scents you are dreading receiving as gifts for the holidays?

    Perhaps a favorite fragrance of a relative or friend that brings to mind "I hope they don't get me that." Or maybe a relative...
  85. Re: Holiday fragrance ads... what's your fave/least fave?

    I must be watching the wrong networks -- I haven't seen any! I watch mostly CNN, some BRAVO, Turner Classics, and ESPN.
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    Re: help a girl out, please?

    Oops - wrong thread!
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    Re: Timbuktu vs. L'Air de Desert Marocain

    I find Timbuktu to be very sharp and dry -- the visuals I get with this one are splintered wood from an old spice chest that's been left out in the sun. I do enjoy Timbuktu and the mental imagery I...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3 December

    Tea for Two
  89. Re: "Tiki" scents without coconut, or just a little coconut?

    Marc Jacobs for Men ... check out the reviews in the directory. I'm not a fan of coconut but other basenoters will be able to give you their impressions and first hand experiences with this...
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    Re: Best purchase this year?

    Mine would be Daim Blond and Tea for Two thus far. Awaiting a bottle of Avignon which should arrive sometime next week.
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    Re: Name a fragrance you own AND ...

    Garrigue by MPG
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    Re: Bvlgari Black male or unisex frag?

    Black is a great fragrance in general but especially for a night out. I've seen total strangers' heads whip around in bars and say "Who smells good?" "Is that you?" They want to know what it is...
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    Re: Pi burns my skin...

    Hee! Hee!

    Haven't had a fragrance burn my skin yet ... just my wallet!

    I feel fortunate because I'm allergic to most every kind of tree and pollen and pop a lot of Benadryl certain times of...
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    Re: Fragrances for a sleet storm, please...

    Er ... something by Iceberg?
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    Re: Where to Shop for Frags in NYC

    I had a good experience in the Fragrance District ... came away with full size bottles of Iceberg Twice, Chanel No. 5 EDP, Rive Gauche Homme, Rochas Femme, Habit Rouge, and Mugler Cologne. Left a...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, November 30th

    M7 again to banish the fog in Maryland (and maybe on the entire East Coast) ;)
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    Re: Which scent gets the most compliments??

    Bvlgari Black

    Eau de Santal by Floris

    Daim Blond

    Edit to add: not sure if these project better than other things I wear or if they truly smell best on me relative to other fragrances.
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    Re: Places to buy minis?

    I've browsed www.parfumflacons.com -- Haven't bought anything from them yet but they have a pretty big selection.

    Scentiments also has some miniatures.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Do any of y'all wear New York ?

    It's also on my list to sample ... wish I tried it already to give you some feedback.
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    Re: What gifts are you getting for friends?

    I usually go the bath and body route for holiday gift giving -- I'm not comfortable giving frags as gifts since most people I know don't use them frequently.

    Co-workers are getting either Xmas...
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