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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I haven't been too taken by Santal 33, but Patchouli 24 may be my favorite so far. I wore Tonka 25 yesterday and loved it...until I got to the ambroxan(?) drydown, at which point it was just okay....
  2. Re: Has anyone tried the Vilhelm Perfumerie line?

    I like a few of them, like Black Citrus and Smoke Show. It's also nice that they're available in travel sizes since I'm at the point where I like to get small bottles since I probably have enough to...
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    The LVs are pretty underrated, if you ask me

    Turbulences is part of the line that's marketed towards women, though, isn't it? I like Matiere Noire the most of the women's line.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Christian Dior Santal Noir

    It's kind of like Egoiste's younger, prettier cousin.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.48378.jpg
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    Re: Juliette Has a Gun - recommendations?

    I'll go with "none" like some others.
  6. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    Yeah, I'm guessing nose blindness.
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Ambre Nuit is wonderful.

    I wasn't that impressed with Purple Oud. The opening is interesting, but it turned out pretty boring after that. I've only worn it once, though.

    I'm glad I was able to...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    I actually almost got a sample of Bergamot 22. I still might when I get around to going to the boutique to check out the city exclusives.
  9. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    A bottle of The Night. LOL
  10. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    I'm sworn to secrecy.
  11. Re: The new Frederic Malle fragrance: to be released in September 2019

    My SA told me about this one recently, maybe a week ago. It sounds like it will be interesting, especially given the nose behind it.



    That's nice, dear.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Rose 31
    Vetiver 46
    Tonka 25

    I've also got samples of The Noir 26 and Fleur d'Oranger 27 sitting around. Need to stop by the boutique and check out some of the city exclusives that normally...
  13. Re: Honestly..does current Giorgio BH hold up??

    Was it really, though? Again, I remember it well because my dad wore it, and it really didn't seem hard to find.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    Note di Profumum Meraviglia

    http://www.profumum.com/images/note-profumi/meraviglia.jpg

    I was going to get Portrait of a Lady, but I went to Rome and ended up getting this. It's even better.
  15. Re: Honestly..does current Giorgio BH hold up??

    My dad used to horde bottles of this back in the 80s. It wasn't hard to find in stores.
  16. Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    But just because all I have ever heard someone listen to is country doesn't mean that person doesn't also listen to and like other kinds of music when I'm not listening.

    I mean, I'm not listening...
  17. Re: Can people be grouped into taste categories?

    I'm not sure it's just that easy. As I tell SAs whenever I'm looking at perfume, I like everything. It just has to be good.
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Le Labo Patchouli 24

    https://lelabo.ips.photos/lelabo-java/images/skus/050PP24100__PRODUCT_01--IMG_1200--PATCHOULI24-2090133763.jpg

    I got many samples from Le Labo a few months ago and have...
  19. Re: Strongest projecting niche fragrances in 2019 ? (excluding Amouage / Montale )

    Someone in my building started wearing Portrait of a Lady recently, and I can smell whenever she's been on the elevator. She may be nowhere to be found, but her perfume lingers for quite some time.
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    Re: Tom Ford Straw Poll

    This is how I feel about Tobacco Vanille. It's so sweet it makes me feel sick.

    Overall, I find Tom Fords extremely overrated. Even the better ones to me are only nice at first and then they get...
  21. Re: At the airport/duty free - what should I buy?

    If you're from the US, these all have limited distribution and are actually not marketed in the US, so I'd go for one of them:

    Dior Homme Intense
    Dior Homme Parfum
    Dior Fahrenheit le Parfum...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    summerrrrrr

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.3886.jpg
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    Re: Barneys is closing

    What city are you in?

    Just went to the store and was greeted by this:
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    Re: Barneys is closing

    If Serge Lutens is at Neiman Marcus, it is very well hidden.

    You should check out the Merz location in Lincoln Square. The selection at the Palmer House location is a fraction of what you would...
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    Re: Pleasant surprise @ Sephora

    I NEVER see anything good at Nordstrom Rack. It's always the same stuff.
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    Re: Barneys is closing

    Barney's is not the only store in Chicago that carries CdG. I've seen it elsewhere.
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    Re: Barneys is closing

    Very true. I bought an SLG at Prada the other day and continued browsing other stores. SAs were throwing themselves at me, including at Barney's.
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    Re: Barneys is closing

    The Chicago store is a few blocks from where I live. I was just there the other day and it was more empty than usual.

    I wonder if there will be any good deals on the fragrances.
  29. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

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    Re: Will I love Guerlain du 68 parfum?

    Not sure it matters what any of us say if you've already bought it.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Chanel Egoiste.

    It's the greatest.
  32. Re: NEW Dior Sauvage Parfum 2019 Official Discussion

    Did they specify which one? Spice Blend is supposed to be coming this fall, and I heard September as a possibility.

    I'm MUCH MUCH more interested in checking out Spice Blend than any version of...
  33. Re: Anyone else almost NEVER receive compliments?

    I get them, but rarely. The most enthusiastic was for Chez Bond.

    I don't really care about getting them, though, because 1. I understand that a compliment on what I'm wearing is not a compliment...
  34. Re: Does anyone else strongly dislike Terre D'Hermes?

    I've never understood the appeal. I've tried it so many times. I just think it just smells like unpleasant chemicals with a hint of citrus.
  35. Re: Talk me off the ledge or push me off, your choice

    THIS.

    Exactly this.

    If you love it, then you won't be debating. You will know you have to have it.
  36. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    Yes, but as someone with degrees in language and who works in an extremely language-related field, I find that many people don't actually use language very well. Maybe I just have high standards.
    ...
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    Re: Omg omg omg dior Fahrenheit parfum

    Dior knows what they're doing when it comes to taking their masculine EdTs and turning them into Parfums. That's for damn sure.
  38. Re: Went in to smell one thing but left loving something else

    That's how I react with most Tom Ford fragrances.
  39. Re: posting the long detailed reply I received from Villoresi about 'Uomo.'

    I don't really agree. I have never really kept too much track of individuals and their reviews. I don't see much of a point to it because I know how tastes can vary and how fragrances can vary...
  40. Re: Does the nose know?....... & other dilemmas

    My nose is the only one that matters. I don't care how much other people might like something like Sauvage. I think it's terrible, so I'm not buying it or wearing it.

    I don't care about receiving...
  41. Re: Which one? Fahrehnheit EDT, Absolute or Parfum ?

    Basically. That's why I don't bother caring about whether or not a fragrance has been reformulated. As long as I like the version that's current and that I'm able to get, that's all that matters.
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    Re: Le Labo Tabac 28 Samples Now Available

    I have tried repeatedly with Le Labo but none of the have really worked for me so far, but I'm still interested in checking this one out. I may drop by the store later.
  43. Re: Which one? Fahrehnheit EDT, Absolute or Parfum ?

    I just tried the Parfum when I was overseas last month, and it was really wonderful. It would be my pick.
  44. Re: I contacted Villoresi about Uomo and they say their formula hasn't changed

    YES.

    I have read similar complaints about a lot of fragrances, including Bois d'Argent. I've read that it's been reformulated and is no longer as good. I don't care. I love the current stuff. It's...
  45. Re: I contacted Villoresi about Uomo and they say their formula hasn't changed

    But here's the thing: the more you are exposed to different fragrances, the more your nose will develop. What you like now might end up being something you dislike later, and what you hate now could...
  46. Re: A question for those like me who can't afford to buy niche perfumes.

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  47. Re: I contacted Villoresi about Uomo and they say their formula hasn't changed

    If you haven't smelled it, then why are you concerned about whether or not it has been reformulated and that people like the original more and think the current version is bad?

    For all you know,...
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    Re: Help me narrow down my sample list

    That's why the smallest I'll go for is a 5ml decant. 2ml is not really worth paying for. The only time I've done that was when I was at Osswald, but they gave me most of my samples for free.
  49. Re: I contacted Villoresi about Uomo and they say their formula hasn't changed

    Are you familiar with the "original formulation" or the scent?
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    What could go wrong?

    LOL
  51. Re: A question for those like me who can't afford to buy niche perfumes.

    Guerlain is not unknown, but many of its fragrances are very easy to find at low prices.
  52. Re: can someone please explain Habit Rouge to me?

    Why do you feel bad? I love Habit Rouge, and I don't think there's anything wrong with what you or anyone else in this thread has said.

    Not everybody has to like the same thing, and not every post...
  53. Re: can someone please explain Habit Rouge to me?

    It's pretty interesting for me to see multiple people claim that Habit Rouge was challenging for them. For me, it's always been really, really easy. I've always been drawn to Orientals, though, and...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Yes, that was definitely an unfortunate event and should have been reported to management. LV corporate is very good in my experience when it comes to handling customer concerns regarding SAs.

    The...
  55. Re: can someone please explain Habit Rouge to me?

    Just because lots of people like something doesn't mean that you have to like it.
  56. Re: I really like forests. Does Knize Forest actually smell like a forest ?

    Forest?

    Try Profumum Roma Arso.

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.11700.jpg
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    You are overthinking this WAY too much.

    Just buy something you like, whatever formulation it is, and then when it's gone, buy something else that you like, whether it's the same...
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    Any houses on your “no buy list”

    If you want to believe that because of one anecdote, I can't stop you.

    How much experience do you have with the house? The SA who did that was a poor SA. That treatment is not a Louis Vuitton...
  59. Re: Did all of you reach a bit of a "turning point" after a certain time in the hobby?

    Oh, my nose has definitely become more refined the more I experience different fragrances. I think it's only natural for it to happen to anyone. That's one reason why I try to never write off a house...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    The 30ml bottles came out within the last year, I believe. I think they're a good size for people like us who have so many bottles and don't need another 100ml of a new perfume. Some of the Malles,...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    30ml, actually. I have so many bottles that I try to go for small bottles when possible. Basically, I got 60ml for $165 including tax because of my gift card. The regular price for 30ml is $195. 50ml...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    That's what the SAs at Neiman Marcus said to me when I showed them the bottles and order slips and they told me to keep them. Their eyes were popping out of their heads and they were like, "Lucky...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    Not really. Those houses do not make it necessary for customers to prove their worth with SAs and through meeting quotas for things like bags the way Hermes does. Again, Hermes does snobbery on a...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    So the bottle of Carnal Flower that I bought a week and a half ago had to be sent to me because it was out of stock at Neiman Marcus. Last week, I was out of town and received two packages...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    I wasn't talking about any fragrances. I was talking about the house in general.



    Yes. Hermes throws the hoi polloi a bone with the fragrances, which lets the little people feel good but also...
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    Re: Any houses on your “no buy list”

    All these people claiming to be anti-snob yet no one mentions Hermes, the snobbiest house of all. LOL

    Many items that Hermes sells aren't even available to people unless they have spent a certain...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th July, 2019

    Congrats! My parents' 50th is on Friday.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th July, 2019

    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower

    Great match for the white seersucker that I'm wearing today.

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  69. Re: Mont Blanc - Individuel - Projection & Longevity?

    Have you sampled it? I blind bought it because it was only $20, and I get a headache every time I wear it.
  70. Re: Dior homme parfum VS Dior homme intense VS Valentino intense.

    I think so. I love dark fragrances, and DHP is way better to me than DHI.
  71. Re: Dior homme parfum VS Dior homme intense VS Valentino intense.

    DHP by far.
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    Re: Your favorite fragrance house

    Christian Dior. They've got such great, interesting fragrances at both the regular, mass market designer tier and the pricier exclusive tier.
  73. Re: Dior - La Collection Privee. Your Favourite Must Haves ???

    Ambre Nuit and Bois d'Argent.

    I need to give Mitzah a good wear to figure it out, but I have so little of it.
  74. Re: Anyone else bored with 'masculine', summer-y, fresh citrus scents?

    I actually just bought Carnal Flower because it's so refreshing and unexpected. So many of the fresh fragrances on these lists are obvious and boring.
  75. Re: How do you determine if a fragrance is Full Bottle worthy?

    Mainly, it just depends on whether or not I want to wear it enough that I would need a full bottle. I don't bother rating fragrances because feelings change.

    Also, availability of a fragrance is...
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    Re: Le Labo Another 13

    I think I'm completely blind to this. I can never smell it. So I would say it's not interesting at all.
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    Re: I just don’t understand...

    If your nose isn't very mature or experienced, then you may not really be able to appreciate some fragrances.

    At the same time, however, just because a lot of people appreciate something doesn't...
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    Re: Should I even bother with Fahrenheit?

    I think it's very ridiculous to write off a fragrance because you can't try the original formulation, which you might not even like in the first place. Seems dumb to be sad about missing out on...
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    Re: HELP! Vintage Egoiste Splash!

    My Égoïste splash bottle (from 1990) doesn't have that round black cap. It only has the big black square cap.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Thanks! I normally hate tuberose, but Carnal Flower is amazing.
  81. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    I dunno. I've had some bad experiences at Neiman Marcus (the MFK counter, for instance), but I've also had some really great experiences at the same store. The Kiehl's, Creed, YSL, and Guerlain SAs...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Frederic Malle Carnal Flower

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.1024.jpg
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    According to Maurice Roucel, there isn't even any musk in Musc Ravageur at all.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Note di Profumum Meraviglia

    This is awesome. It's kind of the green rose of Une Rose before turning into the incense-y rose of Portrait of a Lady. I am so glad I picked this up in Rome.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th July, 2019

    Note di Profumum Meraviglia

    http://www.profumum.com/images/note-profumi/meraviglia.jpg
  86. Re: If Recommending One Fragrance For A Beginner To Start With (Given Our Experience And Knowledge)?

    Yes, but given that it's discontinued in the US, I'm not sure that it's the best to suggest to a beginner (in the US, at least).

    For a beginner, I'd recommend something that's easy to find, like...
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    Re: Creed - Original Santal - Options?

    Individuel is nice, but I get a headache every time I wear it, so I hardly ever wear it. I like Joop! Homme instead. I would like Original Santal because I think it's wonderful, but it's really low...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

    Christian Dior Santal Noir

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.48378.jpg
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    Re: Best male Oriental

    Egoiste
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    Definitely. I was hoping to see it in Italy, but no go. Can't believe Terra Bella is leaving so quickly, though.
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    That's actually very much like my impression of Santal Noir, which I've only worn once so far. I also got the 40ml bottle. I so wish we had those in the States!
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    Re: Dior Spice Blend

    My Dior SA at Saks told me that Spice Blend will arrive in the US soon, possibly this fall. She said it will be replacing Terra Bella in their collection.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2019

    Back from Italy. I didn't get to go to as many shops as I wanted as I was with family, but I'm not unhappy with what I brought home.

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  94. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    I'm in the Frankfurt airport right now and of course I checked out duty free. No Maison Dior here, but they did have DHI, DHP, Eau Sauvage Parfum, and Higher Energy. I sprayed some ESP on my hand,...
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    Re: Your most worn June 2019

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    Balade Sauvage by Christian Dior
    4 wears





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  96. Re: What fragrance(s) are you looking forward to trying?

    I did. I ended up buying Balade Sauvage. Terra Bella smelled a bit too much like fake orange candy. Happy Hour is one I tried that I liked. Only have a sample of that right now. Dioramour is one I'm...
  97. Re: Different speeds that mind grasps scent

    My understanding and perception of some fragrances has definitely changed over time. That's why I always go back to scents that I might not have liked initially, and I try to take with a grain of...
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    Re: Best purchase you made in last 6 months?

    Christian Dior Balade Sauvage

    It's perfect for the weather now.

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  99. Re: What to eat or apply before applying a cologne or parfum?

    I mean, does your body really digest food that quickly that you could eat something and then it would affect a perfume that you are about to wear?
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    Re: Italian perfume houses -- help!

    The website shows that they're about the same.
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