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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 25th August, 2019

    14C here this morning as well, although we’re expecting a high of 29 with the humidex, but we’re heading in the right direction! JM Orris & Sandalwood today.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    My condolences to you and Mr. Shycat, take care and be kind to yourself. Knit at nite, happy congratulations on being 3 years cancer free and still with us!

    I am in Choco Violette.
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    Re: Flash Meetup - Osswalds

    Nice! I like the Amouage Portrayal woman.
  4. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    It will be a sad day when the Rochas Byzance runs out. Also the original Shiseido version of Feminité du Bois.
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    Re: Are any niche companies basically a scam?

    Yes, I agree with you and Andy’s list, the list of companies I will buy from now is much shorter than the ones I won’t. Lots of cynical marketing and ridiculous pricing. Which is good from the...
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    Re: Latest Frederic Malle - Rose & Cuir!

    I smelled it last week. There is leather, and a bit of tomato leaf, but I didn’t get the rose. It is quite light and sheer, true to Ellena’s Hermessence style. I was underwhelmed, but not shocked....
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I’m bothered by it as that is a lot per ml, but I will re-smell Sibet and if it makes my eyes roll back in my head I’ll buy it anyway. At that price it has to be big love.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

    Joining foxbins in California Reverie.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 19th August, 2019

    AG Nuit Étoilée edp
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Not part of the sample pass, but I just wanted to chime in that I got to try The Zoo «*Everlasting*» today and it is really nice. If you like immortelle it is worth a sniff.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I’m aware that distributors take a huge part of the profit margins, wish he would go back to selling them on his own site to keep the prices more reasonable. $200+ for 30mls is very steep. I really...
  12. Re: Skin allergies - red spots & itchy skin- Fragrances

    I sometimes get a reaction on my neck or torso, I apply cortisone cream and only spray my arms during those times.
  13. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    I throw most of them away, no room for all that.
  14. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    I’ve worn and loved perfume since I was a little girl. Once I started working, the first perfume I bought was Dior Poison. I always had 3-4 bottles of perfume going at any one time, but around 2005...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 17th August, 2019

    Checking in late, sending supportive vibes for teardrop, HoP and kewart. I wore Tauerville Patchouli Flash layered with HdP 1969.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    Quarry, we’ve been spoiled with moderate temps too for the past ten days, it’s been so wonderful. Alas it.s back to the blast furnace next week, it was too good to last. Can’t wait for fall.

    SOTE...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    Kerosene Winter of 99
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    Re: NEW Hiram Green Lustre

    Oh yes, the opening is difficult for me too - big blast of tea rose/citronella, but I love the drydown.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    MFK À la Rose
  20. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    No, it’s quite different from Italian Leather, much airier.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    Glad your birthday was enjoyable Com Diva! You smell opulent.

    Hope you feel better soon kewart! My husband is hobbling around with broken ribs after a bicycle accident caused by an inattentive...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    Glad your birthday was enjoyable Com Diva! You smell opulent.

    Still dithering about my sotd, will check back in once I decide. Hope you feel better soon kewart! My husband is hobbling around with...
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    Re: Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur

    Smelled it today, it was quite pleasant, a bit of chamomile, a bit fresh, but very light.
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    Re: Parle Moi perfumes

    So far the only one I really liked was Orris Tattoo, but very much looking forward to trying Gardens of India.
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    Re: Le Labo Tabac 28 Samples Now Available

    Just received my sample, it has a fair amount of cedar and reminds me a bit of Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea. Nice but a pass for me.
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    Re: *NEW* Guerlain Bois Mystérieux (2019)

    Guerlain wants to make their scents more affordable to mass customers? That makes me laugh. They are notorious for repackaging cheaper Aqua Allegoria scents into bee bottles at $$$$. But I am happy...
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles & Micallef Seducteur

    It sounds good, FeA can be a bit sweet. But you’re right, Micallef can be hard to track down.
  28. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    I believe it’s Rose Leather, by Jean-Claude Ellena. I tested it as well, it didn’t smell very rosy to me and there is no actual rose oil in it. I got a bit of leather and tomato leaf, it was rather...
  29. Re: The Attar thread for attars that are not necessarily middle Eastern

    Another thumbs up vote for Bruno Acampora Musc oil.
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    Re: Serge Lutens testing

    I love this house and own most of them, current favourites are Fourreau Noir, Encens et Lavande, Bapteme du Feu, Santal Majuscule and Un Bois Vanille.
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    Re: reccomendations for Stephane Humbert Lucas?

    Taklamakan was the only one I enjoyed enough to buy, but it’s a nice line.
  32. Re: Lucky scent / scent bar is coming to nyc !

    I’m happy for you guys! :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    Happy birthday to Ken Russell, congrats to N. Cal and sorry about Monday back to work inespenees, that’s always tough.

    Loving the autumn pics too Jon, can’t wait for it to get here.

    Hoping...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    What a lovely musical tribute jujy. Your Steinway sounds magnificent.

    I’m wearing FM Dries van Noten on a wonderfully cool and breezy day.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    My condolences to you jujy on the loss of your treasured friend. May her memory be a blessing.

    Congrats to kiliwia on your posting milestone and wishing Jon and anyone who had a hard week a...
  36. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    Interesting comments about California. I worked there for 30 years, wore lots of perfume every day, and never had a complaint. Of course I worked mostly with Indian engineers who probably enjoyed it...
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    I like and own a few of them: Tobacco Vanille, Jasmine Rouge, Amber Absolue, Sahara Noir, Vert d’Encens. A few I bought and got tired of them: Oud Wood, Tobacco Oud, Tuscan Leather. The price is too...
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    Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    No, my tastes are all over the map.
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    Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    I like 100ml bottles due to the visual effect, feel in the hand and abundance of juice.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    MDCI Rivage des Syrtes. Happy Friday!
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Looking forward to lots of patchouli, incense, amber, leather and gourmands: Vanilla and Patchouli Flash, L’Air du Désert Marocain, Cuir Cannage, Slowdive, Tiger’s Nest, Absoue Pour le Soir, Eau My...
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    Re: Barneys is closing

    There are two in California, Beverly Hills and San Francisco, plus the Barney’s co-op store in South Coast Plaza, which doesn’t carry their lineup of fragrances. Wonder if either of those will...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    MdO Musc for a hot, humid, rainy day.
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Squid sounds appealing, looking forward to sniffing it.
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    Re: Widian/AJ Arabia

    Is there any way you can describe the opening of Gold 2? I loved the original, had heard the new version was faithful to it, but I am leery.
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    Re: Le Labo Tabac 28 Samples Now Available

    Just ordered a sample, will report back when I’ve tried it.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    So it appears I am the third person this month to buy Nasomatto Pardon, and it’s only the 6th. :-). Unbelievably, mine was found in a Salvation Army store, full, for $15 CAD. The deal of the century.
  48. Thread: Olibanum

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    Re: Olibanum

    Tauer Incense Extreme
    Profumum Olibanum
    Annick Goutal Encens Flamboyant
    Heeley Eau Sacrée
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Vintage SDV
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th August, 2019

    Micallef Rouge No. 2
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

    My dog normally sniffs my perfumes thoughtfully and appreciatively, but the other day I sprayed on Tauer Sotto la Luna Tuberose and she dug and thrashed the sheets on the bed, trying to rub the bad...
  52. Thread: Grand soir

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    Re: Grand soir

    That is sad news. If you love something you really have to buy a second bottle immediately, the reformulations come so fast now.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    Happy birthday ClaireV, happy anniversary to your parents Jon, and healing vibes for Clockwork kitty! I’m in HdP 1969.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

    Was busy all day yesterday with guests, but belated anniversary wishes to the Kotoris!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

    More hot muggy weather, I’m longing for a huge thunderstorm and a reduction in temps and humidity. Wearing Hiram Green Dilettante.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Wow, lucky finds!! Congrats!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    Hot,humid, thunderstorms arriving this afternoon. Perfect for Ylang 49.
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    Re: Original L'Occitane Neroli EDP substitute

    Maybe Patricial de Nicolai?
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    Re: Timbuktu or Dzjongkha ?

    I personally prefer Dzongkha, because I love iris and incense. I find it very contemplative. Timbuktu feels more woody and dry, almost dusty, to me, with no sweetness at all. It does not smell like...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th July, 2019

    Nice bird video Jon, it got my dog’s attention right away. :-)

    Enjoyed Fourreau Noir so much last week I’m having another round today.
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    I generally ignore certain brands because of value/price ratio, general lack of interest in their scents, or dislike of their business practices. The list is long, but a few are Creed, Roja Dove,...
  62. Re: New - Hermes Twilly d’Hermes Eau Poivree

    Looking forward to trying this one - the announcement says it’s at The Bay but can’t find it on their web site yet.
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    Re: Most worn in July 2019

    A lot of jasmine: SL La Réligieuse, Mugler Alien Essence Absolue, Hermès Cèdre Sambac, SL Sarrasins, and TDC Jasmin de Nuit.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th July, 2019

    Happy anniversary hednic! I’m wearing Iris Ganache.
  65. Re: Recommendations of a fragrance for a kind but pessimistic, gloomy and melancholic woman?

    Sycomore edt is discontinued, only edp available now.

    My recommendations are Iris Silver Mist or Dzongkha.
  66. Re: Suggestions for sandalwood fragrance for summer

    Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin
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    Re: Explain your icon

    A shot of the Eiffel Tower, being a francophile.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

    Another hot one today, sitting inside under the AC in SL Fourreau Noir.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th July, 2019

    Happy Cuddle Cat day! I started the day in the NST sync, AC Clementine California, then switched to BN sync in 4160 Tuesdays Midnight in the Palace Garden.
  70. Re: 2 new fragrances from Brooklyn Perfume Co: Ambergris and Green Iris

    These sound lovely, looking forward to hearing your impressions.
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    Re: New Guerlain Meteorites

    I prefer Hourglass myself as well.
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    Re: First in Fragrance Shipping Increase

    With the high prices of niche nowadays, I have no difficulty meeting the 520-550€ minimums. You can always do a group order with other fragrance friends too. I normally order once a year, last year...
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    Re: can someone describe immortelle

    Smells like brown sugar and maple syrup to me.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

    Cool this morning, it’s been a lovely week since the intense heat broke Sunday night, but the furnace will be cranking up again this weekend. Wearing Hermès Agar Ébène today.

    ConCATulations Alice!...
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    Serge Lutens Louve

    If you have any unwanted SL Louve, please PM me.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th July, 2019

    SL Rahat Loukhoum for me today. Hope you feel better soon CuddleCat!

    We have a ton of humidity here in Montréal, as does most of the north american eastern seabord. Where I spend the winters in...
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    F. Malle price increase August 1st

    Prémière Avenue has just sent an email notification that F. Malle is increasing prices August 1st, in case anyone was planning a purchase.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd July, 2019

    I’m joining freewheelingvagabond in SL Cuir Mauresque.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

    So grateful for a cool morning. :-). Dior Gris Montaigne.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st July, 2019

    It was 109F/43C with the humidex here the past few days, then we had a huge thunderstorm this morning which made for a steamy, wet, muddy walk with the dog. Humidity & temps are dropping now and it...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

    A summer favourite, Blanche Immortelle.
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    Re: Who's tried Les Indémodables? Thoughts?

    I tried Rose de Jamal, Chypre Azural, Musc des Sables and Iris Perle. I liked Chypre Azural the best, Iris Perle the least. Musc des Sables was nice but subtle, wish it were stronger. The rose was...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th July, 2019

    Joining the anise/licorice crowd in JM Vanilla & Anise.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

    Sending you uplifting vibes ExtremeK!

    I am wearing an Arabic edp called Sheikha that I got from a Persian friend, but can’t find anywhere online (there are several perfumes with that name, but...
  85. Re: Latest Release Manceras - Precious Oud and Royal Vanilla!

    Sounds wonderful, thank you hednic!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

    Sending healing vibes to CuddleCat, Ineespenes and Clockwork Alice! It is beastly hot and humid here, wearing Tauerville Fruitchouli Flash under the AC.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

    Congrats to freewheeling and donna! I’m in Oeillet Bengale today.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    Congratulations on that treasure Jon! Gorgeous. And congrats to N.Cal on 37k. Hope you are feeling better Inees.

    I am having a summer leather fest in SL Cuir Mauresque.
  89. Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - smell the same in new 100ml Gratte Ciel bottles VS bell jar in recent years

    Thanks, I’m subscribed to the Discounts & Coupons board, I’ll see it. :-)
  90. Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - smell the same in new 100ml Gratte Ciel bottles VS bell jar in recent years

    So where is the cheapest place to buy the 100ml gratte-ciel bottles? I haven’t seen them on Fragrancenet.
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    Re: Leather for Summer

    Cuir Cannage and Cuir Mauresque
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    Re: Most enigmatic fragrance

    Another vote for Bogue MEM and Etro Palais Jamais. I will add CdG Artek Standard.
  93. Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - smell the same in new 100ml Gratte Ciel bottles VS bell jar in recent years

    I agree, that price point is ridiculous and totally unwarranted.
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    Re: Article: Barneys explores bankruptcy filing

    Isn’t Neiman Marcus also on the brink of bankruptcy? The department store model just doesn’t seem to work well nowadays. I wonder how Nordstroms is faring.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th July, 2019

    Jon that moth is so big it looks like a bird! I’m wearing Mon Guerlain.
  96. Re: Angry at performance of new fragrance what can you do?

    I am hoping my HdP 1969 will improve with age because it sucks right now (recent bottle from fragrancebuy).
  97. Re: Angry at performance of new fragrance what can you do?

    I am doing the same now, but got caught out on these two.
  98. Re: Angry at performance of new fragrance what can you do?

    Iris Poudre and Le Parfum de Thérèse. Not worth 200€ a bottle any more for sure.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    I’m jealous of your cool temps. You smell great. :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    They are all nice in their own way, very different from each other. Cuir Cannage is absolutely huge compared to Cuir Mauresque, which I didn’t expect. I remembered it as being bigger but it is quite...
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