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    Re: Heads Up Psychotrope Fans

    Ythanks for the heads up. I bought this in the past year--just reviewed it fairly recently. Strange idea of a scent, but one that i keep coming back to.
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    Re: Smells like that little cinnamon, red-hot candy?

    Chopard Madness smells like peppery-cinnamon red-hots. It's gets that combination of hot and sweet that the candies have. Discontinued and very inexpensive right now.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Cédre - my initial review

    I'm so glad you're talking about Cedre! I'm a Cedre fan, and despite the detractors I find It very compelling. I just wrote a little bit about it at KatiePuckrikSmells.com.
  4. Thread: Underrated...

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    Re: Underrated...

    For instance Givenchy - Insense (not ultramarine): marvelous for technical perfection and too because it fits a certain desire. To result in a gentle alloy with male body odor makes it just a very...
  5. Re: Montale - anything good besides the Aouds and Red Vetiver? + a few questions.

    Ditto for Patchouli Leaves (might simply be called Patchouli--apparently changing name.) I just bought it after searching for a big 'patchouli' patchouli. I looked at Farmacia SS Patchouly...
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    Re: What's the ultimate Alpha Male scent?

    V & R Flowerbomb
  7. Re: If you were to choose 3 to 4 fragrances to use what would they be?

    My four vary day to day. Today would be:
    Amouage Gold Man
    Bond Chinatown
    Piguet Baghari
    Goutal Musc Nomade
    Givenchy Insense
    Montale Patchouli Leaves
    PG Cuir d'Iris
    Hermes Equipage
    Guerlain...
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    Re: Who Knows Paco Rabanne's Tenere'?

    I love Tenere! Beautifully composed musky floral fougere. Very complex, but also very precise. It has a perfect balance of dark, honeyed florals and a barbershoppy fougere base. Somewhat similar to...
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    Re: New Fragrances: Amouage Honour Woman & Honour Man

    I'm so interested to hear people's responses. I just tried honours, man and woman, and had the same reaction as many of you. Woman: just gogeous. Sits somehow comfortably in its own world between the...
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    Re: The ones Luca Turin got wrong, your opinion

    I'm not really looking to agree or disagree. I read him and Sanchez to see what they've got to say. I find that we all have such different takes on various perfume. It's really not about...
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    Re: The most BEAUTIFUL fragrance you have tried/own

    Oh, yeah, and:
    Amouage Gold for Men
    Amouage Jubilations XXV and 25
    PdN New York
    Caron Yatagan
    ELd'O Vierges et Torero
    YSL Y
    PdN Vie de Chateau Intense
    Guerlain Nahema
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    Re: The most BEAUTIFUL fragrance you have tried/own

    Lutens Bois de Violettes
    Heeley Ophelia
    Givenchy Insense
    PG Cuir d'Iris
    Patou's Joy
    Chanel Cristalle
    Bond Chinatown
    PdN Odalisque (older version)
    Piguet Fracas
    YSL Rive Gauche
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    Re: Time to choose an autumn leather

    ++ for Cuir de Lancome. Generally a smooth leather, but it has a smokiness that reads as scratchy and haunting. I sniff my wrist more often wearing this fragrance more than any other. Also, I'm a...
  14. Poll: Re: If you were to own (or buy) ONE bottle of CREED what would it be?

    I did buy only one. Although I'm not well-versed in Creed, the only one I've found that I like is Irisia.
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    Re: Best musk colgone for men

    I really love Kiehl's musk No 1 edt. Great combo of all the different musks in 1 bottle. Also Annick Goutal's Musc Nomade. It is a lighter sweet, woody, berry musk but is very haunting. Lasts...
  16. Thread: Unsung Treasures

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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    I've tried Patrick of Ireland for a couple of days now and just love it! I see the connection to Paco Rabanne pour Homme, but Patrick is really its own thing. I'm in hot southern California now and...
  17. Thread: Unsung Treasures

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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Hi, Knit,

    So glad you like the I dl F that you got! I've always wondered what it was like. How funny that a planned unsniffed purchase became an inadvertent unsniffed purchase---and that it...
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    Re: Reviewer suggestions?

    I generally hate reviews that are too long and oftenly oh-so pretentious. No names.
    (Likely me on both counts. So a special thanks to you for replying!)

    I love Luca Turin. He is the best --...
  19. Re: Chanel Egoiste and Caron 3eme Homme - Similarities? Which do you prefer?

    I don't think you can go too far wrong either way. They're both wonderful. They don't really smell alike to me, but they do share that ample, strapping qualities of the masculines of their era (3me...
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    Re: Reviewer suggestions?

    Shamu1 fans. Must see! Thanks
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    Re: Reviewer suggestions?

    Isn't it funny? I do the same--look to those whose tastes I share. Then, perversely I love to read the comments who think my favs are rubbish! I don't know fragrantica too well but will start with...
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    Re: Reviewer suggestions?

    Thanks! It's so much easier to approach something as large as Basenotes or MUA with a lens to focus. Will look up Maller. jtd
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    Re: Pick a Perfumer...Then pick their Holy Grail!!!

    Patricia de Nicolai: original Odalisque, New York
    (I thing she gets extra points for excelling equally in many different genres)
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    Re: Reviewer suggestions?

    Thanks! Can't wait to look them up!
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    Re: The Quest For Power Powder - - -

    Yes! Gorgeous and proves powder with a bit of animal, raunch, noire, etc is a gorgeous combo.

    2 to add: PdN New York (just wrote review why its powder is so effective. Also Parfumerie...
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    Reviewer suggestions?

    I'm a fan of so many of the reviewers here at Basenotes, and love to follow their writings. I'm interested in delving into Makeup Alley or other member-driven sites. Do you have any favorite...
  27. Thread: Unsung Treasures

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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Oh, Knit, very interested to hear what you think! When i posted my review of it i was quite surprised to see that i was the only basenoter who had. I should warn this wasn't an, "Oh, Yes!!"...
  28. Re: What was your 1ST bottle of cologne that you ever own? When did you purchase it? Let's all share

    I got Chanel Antaeus as a gift in 1981 and wore it for years. Looking back it seems like a funny choice for a 17 year old boy, but i loved it! I have to imagine it's affected my perfume...
  29. Re: What is your current fascination/temptation as of today?

    I have 2---totally unalike. Ines de la Fressange edp (1999) and Parfumerie Generale's Cuir d'Iris.
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    Re: Unsung Lutens Thread

    Unsung, because I think generally not well liked: Cedre. I think it's Lutens's reinvented floriental in the same way that Feminite du Bois is considered his reinvented oriental. Dense, heavy,...
  31. Thread: Unsung Treasures

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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    (Sorry if repeat---appears not to have posted 1st time.)
    Confession: This is my favorite thread ever on basenotes. I apologize if these have been mentioned already. But three unsung that I love:...
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    Re: Am I Too Young for Egoiste???

    Am I too old as a 47 year-old man for Lolita Lempicka? Too masculine for Insolence? Not masculine enough for Knize Ten? Hell no. I generally wear what I like and prefer, and that very intention is...
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    Re: Best Leather fragrance poll

    Knize Ten
    Cuir de Lancome
    (Opposites ends of the spectrum, constantly tied for first.)
    Cuir d'Iris
    Azuree
  34. Re: The Good-Times, No-Wrong-Answers, 153-Frag "BNgo" Game! [ANSWERS TABULATED]

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    Re: Betrothal by Grossmith

    I missed the indolic bit, too. I tried it a couple of weeks ago at scentbar and thought it was a pleasant soapy floral. Maybe fun as a bit of camp for a man, but not really straying too far from...
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    Re: PdN's Sacrebleu vs. Sacrebleu Intense

    I have this same question regarding all the PdN intense versions. When I bought No 1 intense a few months ago I asked this question specifically and was told it was the same as 'regular' No 1. The...
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    Les Nereides Patchouli Antique

    Les Nereides Patchouli Antique
  38. + 1 for Ocean Rain. Also YSL's Y (see review.)

    + 1 for Ocean Rain. Also YSL's Y (see review.)
  39. Re: Does Estee Lauder make any really good, masculine and unique fragrances for men?

    Don't get me started! I think the classics (and some more recent) from the Lauder lines are spectacular and underestimated. The new Gentlemen's Collection is worth a try (though I've never tried...
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    Poll: Re: Pour Un Homme, Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    My vote: Jicky. I've tried the Jicky extrait and, as noted above, it didn't last, and didn't wow me. I love the edt, though, and have been wearing it a lot lately. Would love to try MdM, but have...
  41. The latest from serge lutens, jeux de peau, is...

    The latest from serge lutens, jeux de peau, is meant to smell like buttered bread. To my nose it smelled like brown butter.
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    Yeah, WildThingy! Thanks for the mention of...

    Yeah, WildThingy! Thanks for the mention of Insense. An all-time fav of mine. And, yes, it is flirty. Hadn't thought of it that way.
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    These lists change weekly for me, but currently: ...

    These lists change weekly for me, but currently: (whoops, can't count)
    Carthusia Numero Uno
    Cuir de Lancome
    Dior's Diorella
    PdN New York
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    Re: What Is The Definition Of Masculine In Fragrance?

    +++ to what JaimeB said! His comments point out that context (ie marketing v personal use) will have a lot to do with what gender means in fragrance. Also, that various comments in this thread...
  45. Thread: Niki St Phalle.

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    Re: Niki St Phalle.

    I love the categories of green and floral chypres, but feel like I'm missing the boat on this one. The list of notes makes me thinks I'll love it, but then I never do. I've smelled it from a few...
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    Poll: Re: Caron Pour un Homme or Le 3me Homme ?

    I'm probably in the minority here, but I love 3me Homme and dislike Pour un Homme. 3me Homme is of my favorite fougères ever, dark and heavy but bright at the same time. Floral/smokey is just a...
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    Hard to narrow down. Chant, Cellier, Edmond...

    Hard to narrow down. Chant, Cellier, Edmond Roudnitska, de Nicolai, Tauer.

    If forced to 2, Chant and de Nicolai.
  48. JuliusPleaser is right! I thought I was the only...

    JuliusPleaser is right! I thought I was the only one who got the celery accord. There is something in Havana that reads between celery stalk and root. Contrary to JP though I really like it! Havana...
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    Ditto to all those who mention MKK and Kiehl's. I...

    Ditto to all those who mention MKK and Kiehl's. I think the Kiehl's is underestimated and a bargain. Another I really like is Annick Goutal's Musc Nomade. "Clean" musk, but complex. Beautiful drydown.
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    Phenominal find! I've wanted to try dior-dior....

    Phenominal find! I've wanted to try dior-dior. Do you know the approximate age of your miss dior? I have a smaller bottle that is otherwise identical in labeling, bottle, cap and packaging. I...
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    I have Avignon and just sampled Montale Full...

    I have Avignon and just sampled Montale Full Incense the day before yesterday. They are remarkably similar---very 'catholic church incense.' I love my Avignon, but also recommend CdG quarzazate from...
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    Feminine Amouage Scents

    To the Jubilation 25 for men question, yes! Dry fruity chypre, balsamic woods, incense would be spectacular on a man. I'm biased---a man who wears about 2/3 women's fragrances. But this one by...
  53. Thread: Amouage samples

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    Amouage samples

    Hi, all. I lucked into some Amouage samples today and was hoping to get some points of view on them. Perhaps even recommendations on other Amouage scents to try. I got Lyric Woman, Ubar, and...
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    Re: Another Top Ten List Thread

    Dreaming of cold weather and my top 10. Supposed to be in the upper 80s this week in LA. In no particular order:

    Lancome Cuir
    Lancome Sikkim
    Etat Libre d'Orange Jasmin et Cigarette
    Lutens MKK...
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    Clean musks - any suggestions?

    Annick Goutal's Musc Nomade is sweet and clean, but also very rich. I love 'strictly musk' fragrances, and this and MKK are my two.
  56. Thread: citrus scent

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    citrus scent

    Again, Diorella. Also Eau Sauvage (jasmine), Eau de Rochas homme (somewhat herbal), and Moustache (peppery/carnation.) The great thing about Diorella is its overripe almost turned quality that is...
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    Estee Lauder Knowing

    Knowing is a rose chypre like many of those mentioned above. What distinguishes it is its lack of a sweet element that some of the others share. Diva has its honey and Paloma has sweet balsams....
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    Instead of Chanel N°19

    Ditto to everyone's suggestions. If you're a green floral or green chypre fan this is the thread for you. I agree with those who classify No 19 as a green floral. It may have had more of a chypre...
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    Instead of Chanel N°19

    How about Chamade, PR Metal (underestimated) or Private Collection? Or even sticking to Chanel, Cristalle.
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    Favorites Aldehydes fragances

    I have so many categories of perfume that I love that I tend to forget how much I dig aldehydics. Whether they glow (First, Vol de Nuit) or sort of shine (Calandre, Ferre by Ferre) floral aldehydics...
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    Nicolai's Jardin Secret

    I saw JS recently on Amazon and saved it in my cart to take a closer look. I'd never heard of it. After seeing this thread I went back to look at it again. It's gone! No longer available on Amazon....
  62. Thread: "Green" Fougères?

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    "Green" Fougères?

    This sounds just like Paco Rabanne pour homme to me. I know that there are other green and herbal components to it, but to me "pine fougere" utterly captures it.
  63. Miss Dior Cherie...Suggestions or Reccomendations?

    You might try Badgley Mischka by Badgley Mischka. A bit more voluptuous than MDC but in the same vein.
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    S o t D - Saturday 22nd May 2010

    Annick Goutal Musc Nomade
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    Thinking of getting Sables

    God knows if anybody is still reading this thread but I've just ordered a bottle of Sables. Will update when I receive it. Thanks for all the input.
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    S o t D - Wednesday 19th May 2010

    SL Arabie
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    S o t D, Wednesday, 12 May 2010

    EL Alliage
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    S o t D, Tuesday, 11 May 2010

    Sl mkk
  69. Re: Have you found you have a predeliction towards certain NOSES?

    Yes. There really must be something in the sensibilites or approaches by certain perfumers that draw us in. In fact it looks like we may even share our preferences. I read Hillaire's post and...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday, 24 April 2010

    Paco Rabanne Tenere
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    Re: Jasmine with citrus!

    How about Diorella? Or Eau Sauvage, for that matter.
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday 14th April 10

    SL Musc Kublai Khan
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 13 April

    Chanel 19
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    Re: Blind Bought Givenchy's Vetyver

    I really enjoy Monsieur de Givenchy. It's a nice light citrus chypre that wears close to the skin. A little bit like a mossy cologne. And my favorite scent of all time is Insense. Not sure if it's...
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    Re: SotD - Monday April 12, 2010

    ELdO Jasmin et Cigarette
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    Andy Tauer's Orange Star

    Has anybody tried it yet? I'm a great fan of his work and am very intrigued to try it. It'll be arriving at LuckyScent (here) in LA soon. I'd buy this one blind, but am interested to hear about it.
  77. Thread: SACREBLEU for Men

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    Re: SACREBLEU for Men

    Sorry. Late to this discussion. Just found it. Right on to your boyfriend, Hillaire! Find what you like and wear it! Of course it doesn't hurt that it's one of PdN's gorgeously refined beauties. I...
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    Re: SotD - Sunday April 11, 2010

    SL feminite du bois
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    Re: Truth by Calvin Klein... discontinued :(

    So sorry, linah! I have a soft spot for Truth. It takes two fairly common fragrance notions---the sting of a direct green floral and the dull glow of a creamy, ambery white floral----and wind up...
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday 8th April 2010

    EL Azuree
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday 7th April 2010

    Chanel No 19 edt
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday 1st April 2010

    SL Feminite du Bois... Going to sleep. Great bedtime fragrance.
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 30 March 2010

    Bulgari Black
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    Re: Chanel No. 19 and the Ultimate Dilemma

    I wear the edt of No 19 and love it. Like the edt of Cristalle it has a gorgeous sharp quality that after a bit gives me a very close-to-the-skin drydown. I don't really look to these 2 for...
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 29th March 2010

    SL Feminite du Bois
  86. Thread: Chypre Fishing

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    Re: Chypre Fishing

    Love this thread! Ditto to so many chypres already mentioned---esp. Diorella, Aromatics Elixir and Odalisque. How about Bond's Chinatown? A bit like a recent take on Mitsouko. A dark but fruity...
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    Re: SotD -Sunday, 21 March, 2010

    Hermes Equipage
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    Re: S o t D - Thursday 18th March 2010

    SL Ambre Sultan
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday 17th March 2010

    Givenchy's Insence
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    Re: You can choose one fragrance under 50$

    Hard choice. Either Guerlain's Vetiver or Aramis by Aramis. Although I did do just what Ruggles described today and am the proud owner of a new bottle of Youth Dew.
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 15 March 2010

    Ambre Sultan
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    Re: SOTD – Thursday, 11th March 2010

    Diorella
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    Re: SotD Monday 8 March

    PdN Patchouli Homme
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 7th March, 2010

    Chamade edp
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    Re: SotD – Saturday, 6 March 2010

    Just waking up now and can't decide. It's a toss up between Lonestar Memories, l'Air du Desert Marrocain, Chamade, Aromatics Elixir, Avignon, PdN Patchouli Homme and Van Cleef First. A little all...
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 5 March 2010

    Aromatics Elixir
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 2nd March 2010

    Diorella
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    Re: First Fragrance You Fell In Love With

    In 1981 when I was a puppy it was Antaeus. My 1st adult drop dead love was Givenchy's Insense. It still just takes my breath when I smell it. Never found anything quite like it.
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    Re: Thinking of getting Sables

    Thanks all for your info, guys. Still haven't decided, and haven't found a store to test. From all your input, maybe this is a risky blind purchase. But an occasional blind buy can be fun!
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    Thinking of getting Sables

    Who's had experience with this one? Any opinions you care to share?
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