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  1. Re: Has anyone else made a fragrance spreadsheet?

    I think it's great RickDot. I agree that it would be an idea to record a few impressions too to keep track as your inventory grows. I WANT to do this. Not just for the ones that I own but also the...
  2. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    Great posts Johnny. Thank you. Keep them coming! And thanks for reports/ photos Alfarom and Colin. This is a lovely thread. Much appreciated.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th April 2015

    Lilybelle! How wonderful to see you! I hope that all is well with you. *kisses*. Am about to synch in Ormond Woman, then go to work, so no wine o'clock for me tonight. Enjoy, all of those who are...
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    Re: Heeley Phoenicia: Anyone try this yet?

    Thanks Akahina. I hadn't heard of this till now, and I like the Heeley style a great deal.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I'm a serial sampler, and I do have lots that I haven't tried yet so I am spoilt for choice today. BUT, like Teardrop I'm working tonight and I don't want to spend a loooong nightshift ponging in...
  6. Re: RXR Porfumo on Sale at Hautelook until April 18

    Thank you NYCBoomBoom. Looks like they don't ship here then. I think that I'lll just need to wait till the new launch here. I think it's in Fenwick's in May. I'll keep my eyes open. Thank you!
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    Re: New Pierre Guillaume - Collection Croisiere!!

    Do you know I have just been saying elsewhere that I have been discovering the X-Ray Profumo (or XRX Profumo in USA) line and I love Amnesia which is also beachy and blue. And I was just blabbing on...
  8. Re: RXR Porfumo on Sale at Hautelook until April 18

    I've just discovered this line and I'm REALLY enjoying them. They are easy going and clever and stylish. I posted some thoughts on Amnesia on the reviews page and I'm still getting to know the...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    Hello everyone. Masque Milano Russian Tea today from a sample. Highly recommended.
  10. Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Misia coming Feb 2015?

    I tried it yesterday. I immediately thought of L'Artisan's Drole de Roses.
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    Re: Mystery French Extrait/Fond

    This is a lovely discussion. Can't wait to hear what you have to say mumsy.
  12. Re: Looking for something MARINE (OCEANIC) not AQUATIC. Think Sel Marin not ADG. (budget 50 USD)

    My apologies. I misread the end of the OP's request.
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    Re: Getting to know Helitrope

    Yes, I think that the thing about it is that is really is a heliotrope soliflore, where so many other fragrances use heliotrope but don't focus the spotlight on it. The whole composition of the Etro...
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    Re: Getting to know Helitrope

    I really love heliotrope too. I find it to be calm and even a little melancholy. The Etro is superb. I also like Frederic Malle Eau D'Hiver and you know I do very much think about Annick Menardo's...
  15. Re: Looking for something MARINE (OCEANIC) not AQUATIC. Think Sel Marin not ADG. (budget 50 USD)

    Heeley Sel Marin, as you may have expected, :smiley: Salty fresh sea air, made interestingly, by using an accord of light lemon, cedar, birch and vetiver with salty notes. Would never call it an...
  16. Re: Angela Ciampagna: Not your usual *artisanal* line.

    Thank you for the heads up. The line sounds interesting. I missed the chance to discover them at Esxence, (missed so much........) I'm looking forward to reading your full report.
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    Re: Looking for a summer incense

    Cloon Keen Atelier Terre de L'Encens might interest you. A light, transparent, contemporary incense.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th April 2015

    Thankful that you are safe rynegene.

    I am synching in Chanel No 5 today. It is not vintage as such but I have had it for twelve or maybe fourteen years and it is a special one which i don't wear...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    OK. I have the perfect thing. I have a bottle of Chanel No 5 Eau de Parfum. It's not vintage as such but it is about twelve, maybe fourteen years old. I got it as a gift. You know, I swear that it is...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7th April 2015

    Hello everyone. An inexplicable notion for violets today!! No idea. So gravitated to Heeley's Iris de Nuit, which really could be called Violette de Nuit anyway.
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    Re: Upcoming new Infusions (PRADA)

    You know I stopped and smelled Infusion D'Iris the other day. It smelled more leathery than I remembered. It was *really* good, and lasted ages.
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    Re: New Italian niche house - Unum

    Oh *f*. I must have been ten feet away at Esxence. Grrrrrrrrr
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    Re: basenotes.net....1999

    You look stunning mumsy!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd April 2015

    Hilarious Gandhajala! You really have just made my day! ;)

    Belated happy Birthday to Xscent. I hope that you had a wonderful day.

    ErinK. One for you as you are our Lilac girl. Todays SOTD is...
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    Re: 3 new Roja Dove scents coming 7th April!

    Oh for goodness sake.
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    Really looking forward to reading this very special sample share. Nice one Cacio!
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    Morning! Thank you for your insights iodine and Colin. It's so important because you understand the cultural setting more than anyone else. I actually should have acknowledged that the kind and...
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    Re: anyone else getting a weird site when trying the home page?

    Well played! I thought Basenotes had been hacked too at first! But I was thinking it must be an "insider" because it was hilarious!
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    OK, here is the other bit.

    I missed iodine. She was there on a different day from me. I would have loved to have said hello, and I missed Basenotes, and Colin

    I missed UNUM. I do think that I...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31st March 2015

    Hi everyone. Haven't caught up with all of your posts yet, but I must say thank you all very much for the birthday wishes. They were very kind and very much appreciated. I feel rotten when I haven't...
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    Thanks hednic. Very happy that you appreciate it!
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    Hi everyone. OK, here we go. I'll try to be succinct.....(unlikely) :wink:

    Fist of all we had a fantastic weekend in Milan. There were six of us there and we have all been several times before but...
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    Sticky: Re: Benvenuti a Milano (read first)

    Hi Grant. Hi everyone. I was there today with some friends. I'll post some stuff when we get home. Having a good time in Milano!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hi everyone. We have two threads about...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    Hello everyone. I hope that you are all well. Just to let you know that we are off to Milan to Exsence. I will try to bring you some nice stories and some news.

    So, to Edinburgh for dinner and a...
  35. Re: Competition : Win a David Jourquin candle from Scent City

    London for me too! London is style city, glamour city, culture city, and these days, scent city!
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    Re: Best Candles Ever

    Currently really enjoying Apothia candles (might have said this before). Great design means that they look good and they have really good fragrances too. Particularly enjoying "Soul" and "Velvet...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    These pictures and the discussion about undergarments and the impact on the fashion sillhouette of the time is really fascinating. Loved it. Thanks girls.

    So, I I'm late but I was at a funeral on...
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    Re: Photograph- Harrods perfume counter, 1908

    This is a wonderful thread. Thanks Kumquat and all contributors.
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    Is Vero Kern going to be there? I don't see her on the list of exhibitors either...?
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    Re: Esxence 2015- Basenoters' tips

    I'm going too! :cheesy: I've wanted to come over to Esxence for ages! Two of my friends were there a couple of years ago but I couldn't go at that time.

    I'm probably well behind you, Iodine and...
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    Re: A self promoting thread

    Hi again. Yes, I did enjoy it more with a generous application. On my first wearing I found the fragrance to be lovely, and/but very discreet. My second wearing I wanted more. I wanted it to blossom...
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    Re: A self promoting thread

    Thanks deadidol. I was really interested to hear all of that, and thanks too for addressing the climate question. I agree about the copy, no barfs here either, and it looks great!
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    Re: A self promoting thread

    Hi everyone, here are some thoughts, posted as a review;

    A beautiful hermaphrodite.


    To me, Timothy Han's debut fragrance is all about geranium. It's never sweet and it's not too aromatic as...
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    Re: Smoothest Oud (smoud)

    Smoud, :wink:.

    A couple that might be more accessible are YSL M7 Oud Absolu. It's not THAT oudy, it's more smoudy :smiley:. Very, very smooth, rich and resinous with a warm, comforting hue.
    ...
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    Re: Not Properly Dressed?

    Don't worry. You are not alone! Mind you, I am as unlikely to go out of the house without fragrance as I would be to go out without my contact lenses or my underwear. In fact I am unlikely to be IN...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Hi Betsy. Another one to swell today's ranks. I have a couple of options, but first;

    Roja Dove Perfumes. Well, I am intrigued, and I have heard some wonderful things, and usually that would lead...
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    Re: Latest News page

    I just popped in here to say that (notwithstanding the points above, which are all relevant) that the Articles and News pages are actually looking great these days and there is some really good stuff...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi Zephyr, go to the person's profile page. Click "feedback" then click "leave feedback for...(whoever) ."
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi everyone. Well this is a bummer and please do take heed UK. kitsch got her samples in one day but psebi101's parcel didn't arrive at all, despite being in original packaging, boxed securely and...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 12th March 2015

    Happy Birthday ExtremeK. Many Happy returns.

    Acqua de Genova Cologne then Chergui yesterday, both of which I really enjoyed. Today I am trying another of the Explosions D'Emotions series by...
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    Re: A self promoting thread

    Congratulations. What nice news! The fragrance sounds wonderful. Geranium, basil, lemon, nutmeg, clove, patchouli, labdanum, oakmoss, vetiver, cedar. I am really looking forward to trying it! By the...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 10th March 2015

    Hello everyone. I hope that you are all OK? Sunny here but fancied amber, so L'Artisan's L'eau D'Ambre Extreme for me today.




    You smell beautiful Asha. I have this one. I find it to be a...
  53. Thread: Orange, but...

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    Re: Orange, but...

    Orange Sanguine as other have said.

    Heeley Oranges and Lemons say the Bells of St Clements.

    Ramon Monegal Entre Naranjos has a terrific opening but beware it does have amber.
  54. Re: Rancé soaps and scents; do you know these?

    Oh duh! I misread your post. I see now that you have tried some of the soaps and you are asking about the fragrances. Sorry kumquat. I must try these soaps......
  55. Re: Rancé soaps and scents; do you know these?

    Thanks kumquat. I have been wondering about these soaps for a long time. I hope someone knows about them. I do fancy them but they come in such big boxes that I've been reluctant to order any without...
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    Re: Dior Gris Montaigne: A beautiful chypre

    That sounds wonderful tensor9. Thanks for the tip. I definitely want to try this. Is it a chypre? I didn't realise that. It sounds like the rose may not be disimilar to the rose in the heart of it's...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Hi everyone. I am synching in the original Armani for women. It was launched in the early eighties and I wore it then. I was without it for many years till I managed to get a full and unused bottle...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th February 2015

    Hi everyone. I meant to post yestrday that I had put up some Sophie Chabaud samples on the rehoming thread if anyone is interested, but I posted it on the wrong thread! It's my age.

    For the synch...
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    Re: TK Maxx new stock

    Yes Donna. We had Miller Harris items up here too. I got Bois D'Iris shower gel and a Geranium Bourbon candle. Happy days!
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    Re: TK Maxx new stock

    A couple of days ago I got L'Artisan's Fou D'Absinthe which I have wanted for ages. They had several Mure et Musk and Premier Figuer too. They had a couple of Penhaligon's but not much but I did get...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    You are welcome kitsch! PM me your details.
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    Re: All male office

    Eh? Why?
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi psebi101. The Masaki Matsushima is yours. But yes we will give someone else a chance at the samples. PM me your details when you can.
  64. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread: January - May 2015

    I posted some more stuff. Requests on the women's thread only please. Don't want to confuse matters.......
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th February 2015

    Hi everyone. Juts a wee heads up that I posted a collection of Sophie Chabuad samples on the giveaway in case anyone in the UK might be interested.

    SOTD is Penhaligon's Elixir. Mike I am looking...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Collection of Sophie Chabaud samples.

    Chic et Boheme
    Fleur de Fifguer
    Vintage
    Mysterious Oud
    Etoile de Lune
    Vert D'Eau
    Innocente Fragilite
    Eau Ambree
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    UK only.

    Masaki Matsushima M;0°C

    80ml bottle, only few sprays used. A modern synthetic in a great bottle. Good for a new collector? Or anyone.

    Claimed by psebi101.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    UK only. Four beautiful Etro samples. (Postal regs. can only post post four bottles at a time, even teeny ones :sad: )

    Dianthus
    Vicolo Fiori
    Patchouli
    Etra Etro
  69. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread: January - May 2015

    Coeur de Vetiver Sacre goes to daioc. I'll continue on the women's thread. Thank you for your attention. ​
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi daioc. If you have a UK address it's yours! PM me.
  71. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home, Men's Giveaway Thread: January - May 2015

    Hi everyone. I have some giveaways coming up as long as Fur/everyone is OK with the first issue;

    * I wish we had one area to do it but we don't so I'm going to post them on the women's thread, so...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Hi everyone. I have some giveaways coming up as long as Fur/everyone is OK with the first issue;

    * I wish we had one area to do it but we don't so I'm going to post them on the women's thread. If...
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    Re: In search of a lost perfume, HELP

    About thirty five years ago would take us to 1980 or thereabouts. Do you think that the fragrance was from the late seventies/around 1980? Or was it older? Would there be any way of knowing? That...
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    Re: Jules - old and new

    That is where my friend got his.
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    Re: Jules - old and new

    A friend gave me a little sample recently and I have just sprayed it. Yes, it has a very lovely and exceptionally cool opening, very herbal. I think that it is the Artemisia and Lavender which gives...
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    Re: Going out scentless.

    *gasp*
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    Re: Help finding a different scent.

    Hello clamnole. Welcome aboard! I think that you have found your fragrant home here. I just wanted to say that the list above provided by Foetidus is wonderfully concise, with examples of beautiful...
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    Re: fav fragrance to smell, not smell of!

    Vintage Kourous. I would buy a bottle just for the occasional sniff. :smiley:
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    Re: Best single-note gourmand?

    Another for Molinard Vanille.

    Also, if you can see past the feminine marketing, try Prada Candy? Honestly. It's great. It's a benzoin bomb. It comes off as a kind of woody caramel. It's a far more...
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    Re: A cool story about a kind BN member

    Yes let's. Honestly been meaning to do something for ages. Will get started......
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    Re: A cool story about a kind BN member

    Hee hee! No it's not me. I can't take the credit, but l recognise who it is too, and she will find that funny. I'm sure you know her too, She will want to stay undercover because she has gone...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Well done Frou Frou!

    I haven't ever bought a fragrance as an investment and not to wear. My "investment" fragrance" would be Tabac Blond Extrait. I haven't got it yet! I fell in love with it when...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Oh, SOTD is Santa Maria Novella Pot Pourri.

    Take care everyone.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, February 19, 2015

    Hello everyone. I'm just catching up with your posts and I see the sad news about 30 Roses mum. I'm so sorry 30 Roses. You are in my mind and in my heart.
  85. Re: what to look for in a collectors perfume store

    Oh my word! If they have old stock....... . Brut, for a start. Then from the eighties, any Fendi, Armani, then Montana. If, (and it's a big if I think) they have old stock in good condition then you...
  86. Thread: UK Users

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    Re: UK Users

    I'm here too. Welcome!
  87. Re: Looking for fragrance suggestions my wife can also wear!

    Dior Homme, handsome on men, beautiful on women.

    Dior Amber Nuit on both of you would be gorgeous.
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    Re: Thinking of Incense....

    Yes. This would be my rec too if we are talking about Frankincense. It seems to be kind of overshadowed by some of the other Tauer's but it really is a cracker. Frankincense with petitgrain and...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Darjeeling! I didn't read you all earlier because I was dashing off to work. I have just seen the message about your new baby. How wonderful. Congratulations.
  90. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur scents at TKMaxx. Just a heads up.

    I went. Yesters. To my nearest store. They didn't have any L'Artisan but just before Xmas I got L'Artisans Nuit de Tubereuse in another TK Maxx. Thye did have some Penhaligon's but not many. They had...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Well played kumquat!

    Well, I am definately lacking in this department, as I am with the jewels I may add. Evangeline's list is great don't you think? So, I have Les Néréides Vert D'Eau which is a...
  92. Thread: Molecule 01

    by Foustie
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    Re: Molecule 01

    I'm sure that Geza Schoen bottled Iso e Super because he was confident that it smells great. Even on it's own. Particularly on it's own? And it has such radiance as Gandhajala explains. It is floaty...
  93. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur scents at TKMaxx. Just a heads up.

    Ha ha. Mumsy is already away!!
  94. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur scents at TKMaxx. Just a heads up.

    Getting ready as we speak...... Will I go to Silverburn or the town one? *gasp* better get to both before the Valentines shoppers....good job I don't start work till four. Right, need to go, bye.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Hmmmm. This Friday's synch does make us think!! I need to have a rummage through my wardrobe too. I know that I could do Bulgari Black but I need to be in the mood. I'll find something. Oh...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 9th February 2015

    Why is it that you all smell particularly good on Monday's! Keeping the standard up in Rose D'Arabie.
  97. Re: New Album on my personal page with photos of Europe trip

    What a lovely trip. November is a nice time for city breaks. It's usually not as busy as the summer and you get to see the cities all glamorous and atmospheric when lit up at night. Did you buy...
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    Re: Ladies, please identify a perfume for me

    Or Molecule 01 !! It could be! It is very radiant and if someone is wearing it it will float in the air all around. So, could it be Molecule 01, that infamous Iso e super perfume? It smells great.
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    Re: Ladies, please identify a perfume for me

    I was thinking either of the newish Estee Lauder's, the Wood Mystique or Amber Mystique, maybe even Dior J'Adore, the EDP, not the L'Absolu or the Elixir which are more richly floral. The EDP is very...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I'm stumped! Yep, trumped.

    Not totally true as I have a little bottle of Yardley Citrus and Wood. It was actually a rescue fragrance as it was priced at a fiver. I read somewhere that it is a dead...
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