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    Re: Most Beautiful Bottles

    Here are my entries:


    Ombre rose

    Annick goutal butterfly series



    How do you post an image?
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    Re: Most amazing fragrance... ever!

    It is time to go on a massive fragrance sniffing expeditiion! Start at a big dept. type store where they have lots to sample. Or a specialty store like our perfumania. (Explain that you are...
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    Re: Most amazing fragrance... ever!

    Eildor, sweetie-- I think you should get back on that bus and try to find it again! Then march right up to the person and ask them what the gorgeous fragrance is. I can all but guarantee that the...
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    Re: Which house(s) do you collect?

    Patou
    Goutal
    Caron
    Montale

    And what I cannot afford I buy in a decant. I have most of the malles this way :-)
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    Re: Amber (fossilised)

    In the beginning I was really confused by this too and couldn't figure out why there seemed to be at least two different amber notes. One was described as animalic and fatty, the other was resinous...
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    Re: Help me save Shalimar!

    I do this all the time for broken sprayers or perfumes that I want to dab on as opposed to spraying (sometimes if a perfume is really strong, it is better to dab to control the amount better.)

    All...
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    Re: Is there a dud from every great perfume house?

    What if dud-dom is something like 28 la pausa by Chanel or fluerisimo by creed in the sense that they are hyped up, very beautiful, yet fail to deliver somehow? Like a firework that fails to...
  8. Re: Jean-Claude Ellena the nose behind Korres perfumes?

    I own two-- the lemon basil, which is very nice and the cedar, which is not listed in the directory here. They cedar is my favorite and it is really well done-- fairly dry. But these products are...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    A big bottle of 1000 by Patou! Love this stuff and found it on Amazon-- the big bottle of EDP was cheaper than the smaller bottle. Go figure.

    :-)
  10. Re: Anosmic to Creed's fleurissimo? What happened?

    Thanks Donna. I guess it is my skin.

    I double checked with my source and it is the real juice, unadulterated and guaranteed. I tried it again this morning-- same thing. Poof! Gone.

    A...
  11. Anosmic to Creed's fleurissimo? What happened?

    I got a sample of Creed's fleurissimo yesterday and tried it out. I was so excited-- the perfume created for Grace Kelly's wedding!

    But I put it on and-- poof! It was like there was nothing...
  12. Re: Perfumes: Can you smell... is it a he or a she?

    Oh, I believe! :-) I have seen. You speak the truth.

    Lots of other dangerous things lurk with the civets and condoms behind that proverbial counter.

    Honestly, I am grateful to find a...
  13. Re: Perfumes: Can you smell... is it a he or a she?

    Amen Asaskian.

    As a newbie, I was stymied in the beginning by what looked like the strict and artificial gendering of scents. Who decided this in the first place? How did this division come into...
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    Re: Desiring True Oriental, Spicy and Rich

    You might want to look into the montales-- it is hard to get more oriental than those. You also might want to look at the regina harris scents.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2011

    Today I bought Montale Damascus. I am in love.
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    Re: Best feminine lavender

    Pyxis by Scents of time (perfumer Michael Edwards) has a nice spicy-lavender dry-down, even though it starts out rose.
  17. soir de lune to be... DISCONTINUED? Please say it is not so....

    So today I looked at the soir de lune facebook page and there it was, large as life and twice as ugly and in Italian to boot. Right at the top:

    "Brutte notizie...ragazze non lo producono...
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    Poll: Re: Lanvin Arpege, is it unisex iyo?

    I read recently in a blog that arpege is "just one step away from aramis." Maybe so. If you like it, then wear it for sure. It is one of my absolute favorites (I have only a few five star perfumes...
  19. Re: Please Name your Favorite discontinued perfume which you would like to be relaunched !

    Dans la nuit by worth
    Mystere by Rochas (broke my heart)
    Niki de Saint Phalle (what they mak now seems to be missing something)
    My Sin-- oh, yes, my sin.

    Why do they do this? Did they not sell...
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    Re: top vs mid notes question....

    Thanks for the answers so far...

    The same thing happens with coriander. In soir de lune and mystere by rochas, it is listed as a top note while in arpege it is listed as a middle/heart note.

    I...
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    top vs mid notes question....

    In the spirit of scientific enquiry, I looked up the "notes" of a few of my favorites to study them a bit. I noticed something very curious. Sometimes a note-- ylang ylang is a good example-- a...
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    Re: Let's talk SHOES!!!

    Lord help me! At last count I had over 300 pairs-- and that is what's left after breaking my ankle and having to donate my heels. Houston, we may have a problem. I asked the doctor if I could ever...
  23. Descriptors-- "French" and "American" when applied to perfumes

    After reading some fragrance reviews, I have noticed phrases like "this perfume by Sisley or house X is typically French..." or "Norell is a classic American perfume..." And perhaps there are others...
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    Re: Identify the scent in Carins Body Lotion?

    They make a hand cream which also has a really good smell to me. And I love the smell of the multi active night cream. They make excellent products (for a good price, comparatively). I was told...
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    Re: Identify the scent in Carins Body Lotion?

    I believe the body lotion is the same scent as their eau dynamisante-- a clear oval/round bottle of peachy-cream, fairly thin lotion, right?

    If I am right, this is the descriptions I found of the...
  26. Re: Are there aromatic fougeres for women? and 8 other burning questions....

    Dear hirch_duckfinder, thank you so much for your careful and thoughtful answers! I read them three times in a row. Much has been clarified for me-- especially the distinction between classic and...
  27. Re: Are there aromatic fougeres for women? and 8 other burning questions....

    Thank you Dr. Rudi. These are helpful answers.

    So if these descriptors tend to fall on the more subjective end of the scale (which is how I am interpreting lots of the answers I am getting),...
  28. Re: Are there aromatic fougeres for women? and 8 other burning questions....

    Wow Mikeperez23! Jicky! One of the "bombshell perfumes" is a fougere! Thank you very much for this. I will also try the others you mention because masculines scents are okay in my book. BTW, am...
  29. Re: Are there aromatic fougeres for women? and 8 other burning questions....

    Bigsly, thank you so much! This is incredibly helpful to me and enlightening. Great answers! I really do appreciate the time and care you took.

    Regarding number 7, you wrote:

    7. Do you...
  30. Re: Are there aromatic fougeres for women? and 8 other burning questions....

    odysseusm, you are well named! Thank you for your reply. It was illuminating :-) The silver/ black example is really provocative-- I never thought about it before but there is magie noir and...
  31. Are there aromatic fougeres for women? and 8 other burning questions....

    After reading some blogs and doing some internet searches to try to wrap my mine around the terminology, I chanced upon the "fragrance wheel" and a bunch of you tube videos with Roja Dove. This has...
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    Re: Favourite scented soap?

    Ah cello-- it is sooo good to find a fellow soap-aholic. LOVE the Alchimia amber (sorry I mispelled it the first time-- it is indeed with an "i" if somebody needs to look it up on the net) and the...
  33. Re: looking for the one... where should I start? how d I describe it?

    Gosh LiliB-- what a nice post! Thank you so much. And thank you for the advice and perspective.

    I have the sense already that you are right about everything-- the spending money, the internet...
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    Re: Favourite scented soap?

    Let me add a few more that I should have listed the first time around:

    -Red flower makes amazing soaps and other products to layer- love the moroccan rose.

    -Caudalie makes a fleur de vigne soap...
  35. Re: looking for the one... where should I start? how d I describe it?

    Thank you both so much! I am adding them to the list. I am excited to try them. I found a place called "the perfumed court" where it seems like you can order samples of the more hard-to-find...
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    Re: Favourite scented soap?

    I confess to being a soap junkie. Worth a try:

    -Claus porto (many scents-- LOVE the mimosa, sandalwood and orange)
    -LUSH (however, these are not milled so they go fast. My favorite is the...
  37. Re: looking for the one... where should I start? how d I describe it?

    Thank you so much! That is going to the top of the list.

    I will also look online to see if I can find a sample somewhere :-)
  38. Re: looking for the one... where should I start? how d I describe it?

    What a great site this is! There are some really helpful tools on here.

    After looking up the frag. reviews for my favorites and the same descriptors keep coming up:

    woody
    warm chypre (what...
  39. looking for the one... where should I start? how d I describe it?

    Hi! I am here for an education and suggestions.

    I am am wishing for a signature fragrance and I could use a little help as to where to start. I get overwhelmed at perfume counters and usually...
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