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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 28 February 2012

    There was fresh snow on the ground this morning, and I felt a need for something comforting that smells of spring. I'm wearing Le Temps d'Une Fête, with a tiny dash of Cabochard.

    Hello everyone,...
  2. Re: Find of the year; Chypre de Coty - but how do I get into the bottle?

    Thank you! That seems like a good idea, I've been worrying a little about the rubber contaminating the fragrance. I will try that and report back.
  3. Re: Find of the year; Chypre de Coty - but how do I get into the bottle?

    No matter; the rubber stopper did drop into the bottle as soon as I tried to grab hold of it with a tweezer. Oh, well - the fragrance really IS lovely, spiky, green and resinous.
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    Re: Fragrances you WANT to like

    I expected to love the Tauers, and I really wanted to love them. So far I like them well enough, but don't love a single one of them.
  5. Find of the year; Chypre de Coty - but how do I get into the bottle?

    Allright; so I found a full, unopened bottle of Chypre de Coty, EdC in the original box, at my favourite vintage shop today. I paid about 15 bucks for it. Yes, I am one lucky bastard; I also bought a...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 5 April 2011

    Scent twin with Donna in Bas de Soie - I really like this.
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    Re: SotD Monday, 4 April 2011

    I'm in Dior-Dior today; it's becoming a spring favourite, it seems, although I'm still craving iris.
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    Re: SotD Friday 1 April 2011 - Synch.Day

    Not in synch, Bas de Soie again - still not sure how much I like it, but enough for two wearings in three days, it seems.
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    Re: New fragrance: Kouros pour Elle

    It would have been rather a good idea, though. :)
  10. Re: Most worn in March and in the First Quarter of 2011?

    Sunnyfunny, I know how that feels! I'm wearing Bas de Soie for the second time this week. I keep telling myself that I really don't need it, I should try other iris fragrances instead, but, eh.
  11. Re: Most worn in March and in the First Quarter of 2011?

    March:
    7 Le Temps d'Une Fête, 6 Bandit, Dior-Dior and Cabochard, 4 CdG Ouarzazate. A few wearings of Miss Dior, Azurée, Borneo 1834 and Bal á Versailles, too, but March was clearly a month for green...
  12. Thread: Almond

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    Re: Almond

    Third Acqua di Parma's Mandorlo di Sicilia, it's a lovely sweet almond fragrance. Not heavy on the bitter almond, though, which is probably why I like it - bitter almond is not a favourite note, I've...
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 31 March 2011

    Habanita, mostly. I did dab a little from a sample - Giorno di Iris, something or other by a small Italian line, can't remember the name at the moment, and it doesn't seem to be in the directory -...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 30 March 2011

    Morning! I am inexplicably scatty today, perhaps eating something would be a good idea. Managed to try a sample instead of one of my old faithfuls, though; Bas de Soie happened to be lying around on...
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    Re: Post a picture of your eyeglasses

    I wear black vintage cateye frames, late 50's or early 60's, new old stock from the Amsterdam Brilmuseum. These:

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=8401&d=1292966245

    I'm...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 29 March 2011

    Morning! Wearing Dior-Dior today, getting little wafts of a fleshy, indolic narcissus at the moment. I was shocked to see that the clock was only half past four when I got up this morning; then...
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    Re: SotD Monday, 28 March 2011

    Morning! Aromatics Elixir is just reaching that glorious stage where the isobutyl quinoline plays hide-and-seek with my nose, I'm wallowing happily in my own sillage right now.
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    Re: SotD-Saturday the 26th of March 2011

    Trying out a small bottle of vintage fragrance today; Guelvy Fleur de Tabac. Google is drawing a complete blank, but this smells lovely, a sweet, slightly floral oriental with tobacco. My sample of...
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    Re: What would/did you wear for your wedding?

    At the moment I can't even imagine what my wedding would be like, if ever there is one, much less what fragrance I would wear; all that will depend so much on when, and where, and above all with...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 23 March 2011

    Miss Dior is the smell of the New Look in more ways than one. :)

    http://justbemagazine.com/content/images/2011/02/Dior-New-Look-Fragrance-4.jpg
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 23 March 2011

    Miss Dior today, an older EdT, the olfactory equivalent of a very elegant and restrictive set of foundation garments - no slouching, no violent or too-sudden movements; just the ticket for today.
  22. Re: How do you display/store your fragrances? And what about those samples?

    I display mine behind glass, in a cabinet. Back-ups are kept in their boxes, as well as a few precious vintage bottles with pretty cases, but I wear most of my fragrances, if infrequently in some...
  23. Re: Please Name your Favorite discontinued perfume which you would like to be relaunched !

    I really try not to dwell and break my heart, it seems so unnecessary. I will miss Dior-Dior when my bottle runs out, though.
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    SotD Monday, March 21st 2011.

    Morning everyone! I've been craving narcissus lately, and the bottle of vintage Dior-Dior I picked up a while back is very satisfying right now, I've been wearing it for three days straight. It's a...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 17 March 2011

    Good morning! Bandit today, vintage EdT.
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    Re: Favourite scented soap?

    Strawberrynet never has my favourite R&G soaps, unfortunately - I love their carnation, especially, and the sandalwood. Probably should try the ginger, which sounds nice and seems easier to get hold...
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    Poll: Re: Mens Swimwear - What do you prefer?

    Seriously? An old-fashioned bathing suit. With a boater, a pipe and a mustache, preferably.

    If I can't have that, trunks, or, on the right man, nothing at all.
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    Favourite scented soap?

    Not entirely sure if this should go here or in the home fragrance forum, feel free to move if it's more appropriate somewhere else.

    Anyway, my favourite line of soaps, Roger & Gallet, isn't...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 16 March 2011

    Azurée for me, the sample week is a complete failure so far. Next week, perhaps.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 14 March 2011

    Habanita for me. I was going to wear samples this week, but it fell out of my head last night, and that kind of thinking just doesn't happen before ten in the morning.
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    Re: What happens to your perfumes if you die?

    I honestly have no idea. My family doesn't know much about my interest in fragrance; perhaps they should, or perhaps I should do something else about it. I wouldn't want them to be thrown away.
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    Re: Any Animalic-Green frags to recommend?

    Aramis has the animalic base - heavy on the quinoline leather, very similar to older versions of Bandit about an hour into development - but unfortunately not the green opening, although it's sort of...
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    Re: SotD Friday 11 March 2011

    Morning! I am in Borneo 1834 today, marvelling at how gorgeous I smell. Perhaps I should wear this more on workdays.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 9 March 2011

    Morning! I'm trying out Dior-Dior today, a vintage EdT I picked up for peanuts a while back. I haven't quite managed to get a grip on it yet. Very much a Roudnitska to my nose, has that overripe...
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    Re: Which celebrities should have fragrances?

    Helena Bonham Carter!
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    Re: SotD Monday 7 March 2011

    Parfums de Nicolaï Le Temps d'Une Fête, layered with 90's Cabochard. This is such a great combination.
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    Re: SotD March 4, Friday

    Not in synch, I can never keep track of those things. I'm hosting a dessert orgy tonight and so Bal á Versailles, vintage EdC, felt perfectly right for today.
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    Re: For All The Dirty MUSK Lovers

    I think that would likely be based on one or other of the older musk synthetics that are not in use anymore - nitro musks or polycyclic musks. They smell different from today's musks. There are...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 3 March 2011

    Good morning! Sleep-deprived, tired and frustrated with mankind today, Le Temps d'Une Fête layered with 90's Cabochard EdT helps. Strangely, the Cabochard just seems to amp up Le Temps d'Une Fête,...
  40. Re: Fragrances that are good examples of each Flower Note

    Narcissus - Parfums de Nicolaï Le Temps d'Une Fête.
    Magnolia - Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile is a rather watered-down magnolia, I think, but the note is clear and true to the flower, if a lot more...
  41. Thread: Narcissus!

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    Narcissus!

    I am wearing Le Temps d'Une Fête today, thinking that I really should have more than one fragrance featuring this beautiful note - one of the few floral materials I really love, along with carnation...
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    Re: Most you have spent on a frag ?

    250$. For an unholy amount of vintage Bandit, though - a little over 1$/ml. Per milliliter, vintage Youth Dew extrait at about 10$/ml.
  43. Re: New Fragrances: Byredo Oud Immortel and Accord Oud

    I have only had a cursory sniff at Oud Immortel of these two so far, but I really liked it. I can see the comparison with Baudelaire, but I really need to have acloser sniff at both of those....
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 02 March 2011

    CdG Ouarzazate. It works, of course - it always does, because I love it so - but I still wish I could have chosen SotD a couple of hours later today. Then I would have worn N°5 EdP, or vintage...
  45. Re: Comme des Garcons Synthetic 6 range.... RIP

    Shame. I can't say that I really wanted any one of them, but they were great fragrances and I'm sad to see them go.
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    Re: Fragrance families & skin type

    Interesting! I googled a little and became curious to try DSH Special Formula X.

    I have skin that wears loud, heavy fragrances well, especially orientals, patchoulis, animalics, leathers, woods...
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    Re: fake or natural!

    Very true, in my experience. Unnatural-looking dark hair against an aged face often looks very harsh and strange, while one of the most arrestingly beautiful older women I've seen lately had...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 01 March 2011

    Very tired today, as well. I'm wearing Parfums de Nicolaï Le Temps d'Une Fête layered with newish Cabochard, which may turn out to be this spring's favourite fragrances, I think - I must try Le Temps...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 28 February 2011

    Wearing Estée Lauder Azurée today, thinking of topping it up with a tiny, precious dab of vintage Bandit parfum for tonight's dinner and opera with a friend. We're seeing Massenet's Werther, it'll be...
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    Re: SotD Friday 25 February 2011

    CdG Ouarzazate over yesterday's Habanita, which still clings to me and everything else it came in contact with. Nice effect, overall. I'm still feeling a little off fragrance after the cold, can't...
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    Re: Dita Von Teese

    I vaguely remember reading that she likes rather old school, classic florals. I wouldn't be surprised if it's something along those lines, that would probably both be reasonable commercially viable...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 23 February 2011

    Back at work after a few scentless days at home with a cold, wearing my perpetual comfort fragrance CdG Ouarzazate. Still rather tired and under the weather.
  53. Re: SotD Friday 18 February 2011 - ***** Fragrances (Synch. Day)

    Good morning! Sounds like you'll be enjoying your own sillage today, Larimar. :)

    I am most likely not in synch wearing Habanita, which feels like home. I still find it odd how immediately...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 17 February 2011

    Sounds extremely intriguing, I'll have to try and get hold of some. I'm not even sure what concentration or approximate age my Jicky sample is without asking the source - received as a gift, only...
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    Re: Not Your Fathers 60's Patchouli!

    Interesting topic! I love patchouli, but patchouli "soliflores" tend to bore me. My favourite patchoulis, now that I think of it, are Angel and Borneo 1824, both of which might be said to be...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 17 February 2011

    Larimar, how do they differ? I have only tried Jicky very briefly and should give it more time.

    Wearing my glorious vintage Bandit EdT today - I have enough to bathe in the stuff, and by God I...
  57. Re: Need Help Finding a "Dark" Floral for Early Spring

    Second Le Temps d'Une Fête, green narcissus, not dark but somewhat dirty/animalic, a glorious spring fragrance;
    and Azurée, which is a gorgeous, herbal leather with jasmine on me and might qualify...
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    Re: What are you thinking about?

    Slight feeling of guilt after a very extravagant couple of months, and I am simultaneously worried and faintly pleased that I gravitate towards back-ups and multiple concentrations at the moment. I...
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    Re: Favorite LEATHER fragrance(s)

    - Aramis - great, underestimated isobutyl quinoline leather. Apparently very similar to vintage
    - Cabochard, which is another favourite.
    - Bandit - vintage for preference, but the current is...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: Fashion Edition

    Nice one, I like the 50's/60's feel of the narrow lapels with black binding!

    I bought fabrics and buttons yesterday. One of my favourite fabric shops is going out of business, sadly, and I picked...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 16 February 2011

    Bal á Versailles today, vintage EdC - mental note; one spray is plenty of this. Two is verging on overkill, as lovely as it is. This one would definitely be too sweet and girly for me is it wasn't so...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood

    I like it a lot! Didn't love it, though, which surprised me. Perhaps I've been too taken up with other kinds of fragrances.
  63. Re: Hello my beautiful BN ladies: quick Question

    Yes, this. I only compliment strangers and acquaintances if I feel reasonably sure that it will not be misinterpreted, which is rarely, as it turns out. Closer friends may hear it more often, but...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 15 February 2011

    Miss Dior today, vintage EdT.
    I don't celebrate Valentine's day, neither does my lover, but spending half the day in bed together is the sort of luxury that counts, perhaps. It certainly doesn't...
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    Re: Any new successful layerings?

    I layered a little modern-ish Cabochard in EdT (what it probably a late 90's version) over Le Temps d'Une Fête the day before yesterday. That turned out very well, the modern Cabochard, which is a...
  66. Re: SOTD -(Synchronized) Friday The 11th of Februaryr 2011 - An 80s Powerhouse

    I am snowed in today, we've had around 30 cm of snow overnight, possibly more, and only the subway seems to work reasonably well. Not attempting to go anywhere further than a walk to the grocery...
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    Re: Top 10 Designer List

    With emphasis on masculines, unisex and feminines I like on men:
    Aramis Classic
    Chanel Egoïste
    Bvlgari Black
    Dior Homme
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Terre d'Hermés
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Guerlain Habit Rouge...
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    Re: Blind buys you actually DIDN'T regret?

    Habanita, Bal á Versailles, and that is actually a 100% success rate so far - I enjoy them both very much, Habanita was one of those where-have-you-been-all-my-life-moments. I've had at least a...
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    Re: what is the best donna karan fragrance?

    Chaos and Black Cashmere, originally released as feminines, but firmly unisex spice/wood/incenses, are both fantastic. I have heard great things about Signature too, but I have never smelled it.
    ...
  70. Re: Ladies, please wear men's fragrances more often.

    Mimi, YES, it's fantastic! It reminds me a lot of both vintage Bandit and vintage Cabochard, too, it has the same big leather note. Such an underappreciated scent!

    Edit: I should get me some Dior...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 10 February

    Morning! CdG Ouarzazate today. This is one of those scents that are never wrong, it's always a comfort to wear.
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    Re: Next buy A*men or Angel

    A*Men has an off, sour note in the top that I have never managed to get over. Angel is one of those things that are perfect in and of itself. I say go with the original flavour, it's very hard to...
  73. Re: Ladies, please wear men's fragrances more often.

    Yes! Next month I must get a grip on myself and just buy a big bottle of Aramis. I keep putting it off because it's inexpensive and easily available, and we all know where that ends.
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    Re: fake or natural!

    In theory I love hair pieces and fake eyelashes. In practice I kind of love them too, but I can only very rarely be bothered, although I may start experimenting more with hair pieces if/when I go...
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    Re: Perfumes & Watches - I own / I wish

    I like watches, I love perfumes. I can see how watches might become a dangerous hobby as well, but thankfully I prefer vintage watches to new ones, and I'm usually not tempted by status watches at...
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    Re: vintage fashion!

    I wear quite a bit of vintage and used clothes, mostly heavily constructed garments like coats, jackets and suits, and accessories like scarves, hats, gloves, jewelry and the like. I concentrate on...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 9 February 2011

    I'm wearing vintage Bandit in EdT today, having a hard time keeping my nose outside the neck of my sweater! It is gorgeous; after about an hour and a half it's slowly easing out of that bitingly...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 February 2011

    Good morning! Back at work after a long weekend, in Azurée.
  79. Thread: Petite mort

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    Re: Petite mort

    Sigh. I would honestly love to smell this, (the name is beautiful, agreed) but the price point and exclusivity is just ridiculous.
  80. Re: If you were going to seduce somebody, what scent would you be wearing? ++

    Youth Dew parfum. In small amounts, if I wear it for myself I tend to go overboard a little - I love how raunchy and uncompromising it is.
    Shalimar is a crowd pleaser, it might go down easier with...
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    Re: Aldehydes, any love?

    Oh, yes. M/Mink, with it's overdose of adoxal, Azurée strikes me as very aldehydic, vintage L'Aimant, N°5, of course, and Baghari is absolutely beautiful, especially the opening.
  82. Re: New West - the first and still the best sporty fresh scent!

    I remember smelling this in my very early teens. It was a revelation, I had never smelled anything like it - I have a very clear memory of the smell and the unexpectedness of it, how very different,...
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    Re: SotD Friday 4 February 2011

    Oh hell! Is it the 40's sync today? I could have done that, easily, but I was, eh, distracted this morning. Wearing Habanita, have brought no less than three fragrances with me in the suitcase, but...
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    Re: One Step Behind?

    It's available from http://www.perfumersapprentice.com/, no affinity with Mandy Aftel that I know of. Good amounts of everything and lots of synthetics, which I'm very interested in.
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    Re: Guessing game (Europe only - sorry!)

    Iris, vanilla and galbanum, perhaps?
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    Re: Your Two Most Favored Perfumers.

    Bernard Chant and Germaine Cellier.
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    SotD Thursday February 3d, 2011

    Good morning. Making to-do-notes for the coming weekend's trip to Helsinki Burlesque, wearing Bandit. A huge bottle of vintage EdT arrived yesterday and I think I'll be bathing in this for weeks to...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 2 February 2010

    Good afternoon! I'm in Bal á Versailles today, vintage EdC - should be stinky, but it's a warm, fuzzy, purring kitten on me. I suspect the skank is what makes this wearable and comfortable for me, it...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 01 February 2011

    Good morning. I'm wearing vintage Miss Dior in EdT - lovely, but I find it surprisingly quiet and fleeting after the wonderful opening. That may be a good thing, I don't feel compelled to haunt Ebay...
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    Re: SotD Monday 31 January 2011

    Good afternoon! I'm tired after a somewhat hectic weekend with very little sleep, and Azurée really does work well as a pick-me-up, as I though it would.
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    Re: Most worn in January 2011?

    6x Azurée
    4x Ouarzazate
    3x Youth Dew and Chaos.
    Habanita, Miss Dior, Bal á Versailles, L'Air du Desert Marocain, Incense Extrême, Rochas Femme and M/Mink all got a couple of outings as well.
  92. Re: What would a fragrance named after your locale smell like? (2 answers please: 1 snarky, 1 sincer

    Stockholm, Sweden... tough to bone out the snarky from the sincere, this city is too close to my heart for that, I think.

    Anyway. The snarky one might be called something short and minimalist,...
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    Re: SOTD Friday January 28th, 2011

    Yes, I think it will be! Festive, dressy, queer and probably rather racy, just the way I like it. It will be interesting to see what the dresscode does with the atmosphere - there has been some...
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    Re: One Step Behind?

    For me that was Messe de Minuit, especially - it took me several months of being happy, almost giggly just thinking about it to cave and finally buy a bottle, it seemed so difficult to wear and so...
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    Re: SOTD Friday January 28th, 2011

    That sounds painful, Mimi. Hope it heals soon.

    CdG Ouarzazate, layered over the remnants of a myrrh-scented body cream with the half-life of plutonium - I felt as if incense was all I could do for...
  96. Re: Monster by Lady Gaga - Smell of Blood and Semen - WTF!!!

    Couldn't agree more.

    It's interesting to see how much of a rise she gets out of people - apparently, for all her lack of originality, it still works quite well. Personally I think she adds a new...
  97. Re: do the 'noses' of those close to you develop with yours?

    Some do, some don't.

    My mother isn't really aware of my interest, although she is the one who initiated it when I was a child, and has a modest interest in perfumes of her own. She enjoys the...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 27 January 2011

    Good morning! Cold, clear winter morning in Stockholm today, I'm wearing Azurée in anticipation of an embarras de richesse of Bandit (and because it's gorgeous, of course). Full of pleasant...
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    Re: One Step Behind?

    Oh my, thank you! I am enormously flattered. I thought I rambled. :)
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    Re: Today I Bought.... JANUARY 2011 !!!

    I pulled the trigger on a huge bottle of vintage Bandit yesterday. Right now I'm a little scared of somehow jinxing it (and also a little horrified at my recent tendency to buy more of things I...
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