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    Re: Some Sleuthing Needed

    Why yes I do!

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    Some Sleuthing Needed

    A friend sent me a box of what she called ‘perfume samples’ that she found in a box in a closet when she moved into a new house. What arrived wasn't the tiny sample vials I expected, but over a...
  3. Re: SOTD - 14 feb 2011 - Happy Valentines Day (And its my birthday too!)

    Carnel Flower because stumbling around in the dark, it's what I grabbed.... and that set the tone for the entire day!

    Happy Birthday turquoisewater and Daniel
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    Re: Lost my sense of smell Help!!

    People with genetic anomsia can taste food as well as those with a total sense of smell. Some are even super tasters (picking out specific ingredients)-- they however, many can't ID a fragrance and...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 February 2011

    Coco just because (Happy Birthday TwoRoads!)
  6. Re: If you were going to seduce somebody, what scent would you be wearing? ++

    Midnight Poison, Black Orchid or Shalimar.

    An older woman I knew (who passed in 2009) met her hubby when he was serving in Vietnam. He came back with a suitcase full of Shalimar and it was his...
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    Re: Aldehydes, any love?

    Adding my "Yay!" for Coco and No. 5.
  8. Thread: Dry Lips!

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    Re: Dry Lips!

    If you like DIY stuff, the Texas Honey Company has a bunch of recipes.
    http://www.texasdrone.com/Recipes/Lip%20Balms/lip_balms.htm

    I literally just finished making my own (not their recipe but...
  9. Thread: Lampe Berger

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    Re: Lampe Berger

    LA2000--
    Do you mind listing your favorite FO dupes and who has what? There are several different ones out there and it's nice to hear from another nose who makes the best version of what. That...
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    Re: perfume candles!

    I too burn candles in the evening, when the house is musty from being closed up all day.
  11. Thread: Lampe Berger

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    Re: Lampe Berger

    Heartwood,
    Save on Scents sight is tricky and hard to follow---the first size they list is pound, but then they sell it the FO's by the ounce etc.

    And an ounce can last a long time and is a...
  12. Re: I've been asked to stop wearing fragrance, what would you do?

    What they all said.... plus, there is fragrance in everything these days from lotion, to drier sheets, to hair gel. If she is that sensitive to scent, she shouldn't leave the house.

    Ever.
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  13. Thread: Lampe Berger

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    Re: Lampe Berger

    That's why I prefer to use ethanol.
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    Re: Lampe Berger

    I'm doing the same dilution, though I'm mixing it in 240 ml batches of fuel to 5ml +/- of FO which is one 'fill' for my lamp. I used isopropyl, then I mixed with with grain alcohol (ethanol) now I...
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    Re: One Step Behind?

    I have my scents divided physically between warm to hot weather and cool to cold weather.
    Then mentally divided into catagories of "daytime, nightime, good mood, bitchy, REALLY bitch, need a break,...
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    Re: SotD Friday 4 February 2011

    People will understand why you aren't traveling in this weather. There are lots of things you can do that help (Flowers, cards, calls, letters...heck, even a blog post)... we just went through...
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    Re: SotD Friday 4 February 2011

    White Shoulders! (1945) I have that peachy pink box that was my grandmothers and I use it for buttons. ~sigh~

    http://www.vanitytreasures.com/talc_body_bath/white_shoulders_nouveau2.jpg
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    Re: Why do we wear perfume?

    It's all of those... It's that scent that reminds you of the gardenias in the back yard where you doze relax....when you have to go into work and deal with barbarian hordes....so it can act as a bit...
  19. Re: 1 Year in the Fragrance game..Tips for Newbies

    I've bought several frags based on the input of others...but they were people who already liked 5 out of my 6 favorite fragrances and had smilar tastes (in books, movies etc). So far, I haven't had...
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    Re: Wearing colognes you don't like.

    It's like wearing your hair in a color you hate or ugly shoes because they're in style. God bless Ebay--- sell it.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 27 January 2011

    Midnight Pomegranate-- because I was wearing red and felt rounder than usual.
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    Re: Unsolicited Compliments.

    Today it was Shalimar and the person KNEW it was Shalimar. Most predictable have been Chanel No.5, Paloma Picasso (always gets a compliment) and Mont Blanc Individuelle.
  23. Re: What's your most "old lady" scent? (Or, what are you afraid of?)

    I can't think of anything (smell wise) I can associate with old lady, but then again, I can't smell much to start with......

    However, I love antiques, keepsakes and heirlooms. I'm drawn to what...
  24. Re: What's your most "old lady" scent? (Or, what are you afraid of?)

    Thank you! It's a very nice place here and I'm learning a lot. :)
  25. Re: What's your most "old lady" scent? (Or, what are you afraid of?)

    Working in the nursing home, every little lady seemed to have a box of White Shoulders dusting powder on her side table (granted, those are the true 'old ladies' and can wear anything they please).
  26. Will the real Paloma Picasso please stand up?

    I wore this upmteen years ago in the 80's (yes, I'm old...)
    In my quest for olfactory enlightenment, I've discovered this site as well as others that are wonderful sources of information....for...
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