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  1. [EU] Ford, Lutens, Guerlain and others, barely used

    All listed perfumes are used, but come in nearly full bottles, and in their original boxes, unless described otherwise

    Agent Provocateur - Fatale Pink - 100ml edp - € 25
    Björk & Berries - Never...
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    Re: Strange Invisible Perfumes - Aquarian Roses

    Updated for 2020
  3. Re: Your favourite mainstream/designer perfumes released within the last 5 (or so) years?

    Another like for Bottega Veneta original and Knot.

    I also enjoy the mainstream By Kilian "Kissing". Simple, creamy lotv with a sugary base. Got it for only € 42 around Christmas.
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    Re: Non perfumista's views

    Ex' comment on Shalimar: grandma's perfume.
    Colleague on White Linen: old beer on a dirty pub floor.
    Another colleague on Il Profumo Nymphea: where does that unbearable strong soap scent come from?
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    Re: Only One Fragrance

    For convenience, I do grab the same scent during multiple days to wear to work. It used to be Le Pot aux Roses, but since I cannot buy a replacement bottle for this one, the current easy pick /...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Best Tuberose

    From your list, I picked Carnal Flower. I also like Mona di Orio Tubereuse and Tubereuse Trianon from Le Jardin Retrouve.
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    Re: Your Life In 5 Fragrances

    Thanks for this great thread! Let's give it a try:

    When I was 4, 5 years old, my grandpa gave me a bottle of Avon Delicate Daisies, in an opaque white mouse bride bottle. Being the only girl, I...
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    Re: L' Artisan Parfumeur

    I have a soft spot for L'Artisan, as it is one of the first niche houses I explored. I have Extrait de Songe (renamed l'Ete en douce) Safran Troublant, Mandarine, The pour un Ete, Ananas Fizz and...
  9. Re: Fragrance that got the ball rolling, triggered the Mayhem!

    For many years Shalimar and Boudoir were enough. Until I realised they were too heavy for summer for me. I joined MUA in 2004 to find a summer signature. Discovered Eau des Merveilles, without help, ...
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    Re: What’s your current collector strategy?

    I will sample fragrances that receive high praise here on basenotes and in blogs. I quit trying to keep up with releases years ago. I took a time off between 2012 and 2015 and many new niche brands...
  11. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    TK Maxx finally opened their store in my town. I bought L'Heure Bleue for 45 euro, 50ml edt. They had several Guerlains, Chanels, Tom Ford for men, 1 Byredo (Inez & Vinoodh) for 130,- and Yatagan for...
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    Re: Any UK Caron experts out there?

    I did get my Farnesiana in exactly the same peppercorn bottle with white pouch, also in Paris. I think there was a choice between spray (this bottle) or dab? Got it around 2006/7.

    There also used...
  13. Re: You hit the lottery! YAY YOU! ...what's your fragrance splurge?

    My immediate splurge? An expensive millesime champagne to celebrate.

    Perfumes: I would try to find an authentic vintage Caron Tabac Blond.
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    Re: What brands sell smaller bottles (5-20ml)?

    Mona di Orio (3x 10 ml roll-on)
    Terry de Gunzburg (3x 8.5ml spray)
    MDCI (5x 12ml splash for € 90)

    Guerlain sells smaller bottles in their Champs Elysees store.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lost Cherry

    Guess there is no cherry note, because he lost it.
    Next bottle in this collection can be bright yellow, Forgot Lemon. Or a green one, Ditched Fir.
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    Re: Need some more recs please

    I don't know which other fragrances were recommended, but I think you might like:

    Histoires des Parfum - 1725 (Casanova).

    And perhaps try Guerlain Tonka Imperiale, Serge Lutens Chergui, maybe...
  17. Re: What Tuberose themed niche perfume you recommend?

    You can try Mona di Orio Nuit Noire and Tubereuse. And perhaps Miller Harris Noix de Tubereuse.
  18. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    There's a TK Maxx opening soon in my town, and only about 100 metres from my front door. I've never visited the ones in Amsterdam, so eager to find out if they sell perfumes in my country as well....
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    Re: Where to find Etro Messe de Minuit?

    You can save your search on eBay and set an alert. When a bottle gets offered on eBay, you will receive an e-mail. Or just check weekly. Search international: some sellers will ship abroad.

    You...
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    Re: Fragrances Too Good To Wear? Name Yours!

    Angelique Encense and Apres l'Ondee extrait.

    Another reason for not wearing a fragrance: When a bottle is almost empty, I tend to avoid wearing it. Reasons vary: some are discontinued, some are...
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    Re: Blind buys you regret

    Montale White Aoud. Expected to love it, but no, quite the opposite. Luckily was able to swap for a half full bottle of Angelique Encens, which was still in production back then.

    And also regret...
  22. Re: THICK, Heavy, sophisticated, FRUITY/Candied, contemporary EDP's you can't get enough of ...

    I like MDCI Peche Cardinal, while I usually do not like fruity scents. It's not too thick, but definitely fruity and, to me, sophisticated.
  23. Re: What's your favourite fruity-oriental from the 90s?

    I used to like Chopard Mira Bai. Haven's smelled it in ages, but for some unknown reason it recently popped in my head when trying Guerlain's Neroli Outrenoir. They are probably not similar at all...
  24. Re: How did you start collecting fragrances and which specific fragrances do you collect?

    In my early early twenties, I found 2 favorites: Shalimar and Boudoir. They were my 2 only scents for years. But they don't behave well on my skin in hot weather. Around 2004, I started searching for...
  25. Thread: Pineapple Notes

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    Re: Pineapple Notes

    Longevity isn't great. But I have a huge bottle and spray generously. It usually lingers on my clothes.
  26. Thread: Pineapple Notes

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    Re: Pineapple Notes

    L'Artisan - Ananas Fizz
    Frederic Malle - Music for a While
  27. Re: Which fragrance would you buy 2 or more bottles of if it ended production tomorrow????

    I would only stock my "no brainers": the fragrances I reach for when I am in a hurry, and seem suitable for most situations. In general, the ones I wear the most and/or have been replaced by new...
  28. Re: NEW: Penhaligons - Belgravia Chypre, Kensington Amber and Marylebone Wood!

    I am pretty sure my bottles from around 2006 have some type of bow on their neck. Might be a different material, or slightly different style.
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    Re: Fragrance before bed

    I sometimes do that as well, esp. in winter. Usually something snuggly, like Cornubia.
  30. Re: Can someone please help me identify this cologne?

    I think it's a Nina Ricci. Probably Fleur de Fleurs. If you search on Google Images on "Nina Ricci HP 1", you will find a picture of 2 miniature bottles. One is Lanvin My Sin, and the other one is...
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    Re: Strange Invisible Perfumes - Aquarian Roses

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    Re: Help me find this vintage cologne!

    I think the bottle Lindaloring wants identified is the one left, right behind the ashtray. Not the greenish one on the right.

    I think it looks a bit like an Etienne Aigner, like No. 2 or Private...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2018

    Hiram Green - Arbolé Arbolé.

    Thinking of buying Dirty by Lush/Gorilla tomorrow.
  34. Re: NEW: L'Artisan Parfumeur - L'Eau de L'Artisan Eau de Cologne !

    I like most of Giacobetti's work, so this is a must-try for me.
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    Re: penhaligon's elixir

    It's a good one for hot summers. Warm weather really lifts the spices, without becoming overwhelming. I recommend trying Elixir in summer again if you're neutral towards it in colder weather. I...
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    Re: Holiday Travel Challenge

    I'll be on a 10 day holiday travel, leaving this Saturday morning and travelling back 1st of Jan. Haven't given my choice of perfumes a lot of thought yet. I'll probably pack:

    SdsA - Le Pot aux...
  37. Re: I tell you who I am, and you tell me what you recommend to wear

    +1: Prada Infusion 'd Iris
    +1: Lush Dirty
    +1: Bvlgari Eau Parfumee au Thé Vert

    You could also try several frangrances by Hermes: Eau des Merveilles, their jardin series (like Sur le Nil and...
  38. Thread: ID request

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    Re: ID request

    Bottom one is Ombre d'Or by Brosseau I believe.
  39. Re: Bloom Perfumery Subscription - does anyone else have it?

    I think I will subscribe in the new year (starting in January). Am leaning towards unisex, although I enjoy über feminine scents as well.
  40. Re: Bloom Perfumery Subscription - does anyone else have it?

    Interesting! Did you subscribe for the female, unisex of male sample set?
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    Re: Best 3 male fragrance for female

    Hammam Bouquet
    Invasion Barbare
    If you like leathers: Bel Ami

    And my favorite: the discontinued Cologne Blanche
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    First perfume: My grandparents gave me Avon Delicate Daisies in the churche mouse bottle, when I was about 4 or 5 years old (late 70s). I still have the empty bottle. I grew up with the idea that...
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    Re: Best gourmand with a twist!

    Love Tonka Imperiale!
    And adding Gorilla Perfume Cardamom Coffee.
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    Re: A Little Friendly Advice

    Perhaps Creed Love in White for feminine and floral? Some reviewers also describe it as clean and fresh.
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    Re: Save only 1 fragrance!

    I'd take my Shalimar. Not because it's the one I wear most, but because it's the one I feel emotionally most attached to.
  46. Re: your favorite women scent (specified by brand) to wear as a man

    My brother wears Ambre Gris by Balmain.

    I think classic Guerlains and almost anything from Hermes are unisex.
  47. Re: What Discontinued Fragrances Seem to be Really Truly Gone???

    Stephanie de Saint-Aignan.

    I had to take a break for a while (from 2012), and now that I'm back at the perfume hobby, I noticed SdsA is discontinued. I just opened my back-up bottle of Le Pot aux...
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    Re: My story so far...

    I also do reseach before going to a perfume store. It starts with checking online on their website which brands they carry. I also make a list of fragrances I would like to try. I actually write them...
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    Another one on Dirty Ginger: Dirty Finger

    and:

    Burberry Bummer
    Penhaligon's Blueball
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    Re: Destroy a fragrance name with one letter

    Cologne du 69
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    Re: whats your honest opinion on jean paul le male?

    You might like Histoires de Parfums - 1725 (Casanova). A sweet lavender/vanilla combo that women like as well.
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    Re: Animal names in perfumes

    Les Nez - The Unicorn Spell and Turtle Vetiver.
    And of course Katy Perry's Purr...
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    Re: What was your worst blind buy?

    Montale White Aoud - too medicinal for me. Luckily I was able to swap it for a half full bottle of Creed Angelique Encens, which was not yet discontinued back then.
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    Re: Favorite Hot Weather Fragrances

    Profumum - Acqua di Sale
    HdP - Nu Green
    Hermes - Eau des Merveilles
    Penhaligon's - Elixir
    SL - Fleurs de Citronnier
    Creed - Virgin Island Water
    L'Artisan - Thé pour un Eté
    L'Artisan -...
  55. Thread: Spicy Summer?

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    Re: Spicy Summer?

    I wear Penhaligon's Elixir when I'm craving spices in summer. And when I'm feeling bold, Alexander McQueen's Kingdom.
    Perhaps more salty than spicy: Eau des Merveilles.
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    Strange Invisible Perfumes - Aquarian Roses

    Looking for:

    Serge Lutens - Une Voix Noire - looking for decant
    Strange Invisible Perfumes - Aquarian Rose - original version in round bottle. Any amount welcome
    Stéphanie de Saint-Aignan - Un...
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    Re: Why no Lilac love?

    My favorite lilac is Phaedon Rue des Lilas. Very straightforward.
    I also like Jo Malone's White Lilac and Rhubarb.
    Amouage's Lilac Love combines a chocolate note with licac. Not my favorite, but it...
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