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  1. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Bottega Veneta Bottega Veneta and old batch Perles de Lalique. :happy:
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th October, 2019

    Ambre a Sade Nez a Nez
    It seemed to be a lot sweeter during hot summer days. That's the first time I tried it this autumn and it surprised me, the beginning smells sharper and more complex today.
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    Re: Weird Orientals

    L'Elephant was my thought too.
    I've been looking forward to trying it, but actual testing left me wondering what that was all about. It's interesting, oriental, spicy, but... not even sure what...
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    Re: Discontinued perfumes question

    Hi Paradeiserl,

    As I mentioned above I have visited several European sites as well as the US YSL site. On some sites Elle is present, on some - not, which was adding to my confusion.

    In the...
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    Re: Discontinued perfumes question

    I know YSL fragrances belong to L'Oreal, yet someone from the company should be able to provide the exact information, not just ignore all the enquiries, that's hardly a professional approach..
    In...
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    Re: Discontinued perfumes question

    Hi, I emailed and contacted through customer support forms on their websites several times.
    After the first message through the contact form on ysl.com I got this email:

    Dear Lilia,

    Thank...
  7. Re: How do Coffee Beans help you shop for Fragrances?

    Thanks you Paul for such detailed information, that's a great post!
    I kinda suspected it, as usually after coffee I'd be able to smell 1-2 perfumes sharper than before coffee, but then the brain...
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    Re: Mont blanc Individuel help

    Can you provide some photos?
    I have original bottles with codes that Checkfresh refuses to recognize, mostly older batches. I saw fakes with perfectly valid codes, once even got a fake in an...
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    I guess I'm not that far, but in my experience family usually comments first. Just remembered my mom's reaction to Black Orchid TF. She kept saying it stank and refused to even try it. :laugh:
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    Discontinued perfumes question

    Hi,

    I was just wondering if there's another way to find out whether a perfume has been discontinued or not, besides the obvious - digging the official sites, or not seeing it for decades in...
  11. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Hypnose Senses Lancome. How prosaic of me...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st October, 2019

    L'Agent AP now. Earlier used Grand Soir MFK and Black Perfecto LPRN EDT. Missing incense, was tempted to use Sahara Noir, but decided to go for L'Agent, it partly satisfies my incense craving, and...
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    Re: Agent Provocateur

    Not too many. Personally I noticed the difference with Black Orchid TF. I had an official sample made in US, then bought in duty-free 50 ml bottle made in Switzerland, it was so different, I had to...
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    Re: Question to fans of Midnight Poison

    Thank you for the suggestion! I never even heard about it.
    You are lucky in the UK there are plenty of Elles, as well as Vivienne Westwood frags. I wish postal restrictions were not that bad. :-/
    ...
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    Re: Question to fans of Midnight Poison

    I contacted YSL, waiting for their response on Elle, as there are too many opinions out there whether it's discontinued or not. Need to know exactly whether I should get a few more bottles or what I...
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    Re: share your method of application

    Depending on the fragrance, season, purpose and mood. Used to spray a lot more before.
    Interesting to read that men and women mostly apply a bit differently. :)
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    Re: Question to fans of Midnight Poison

    I've been looking for MP replacement fragrance as well. Ended up getting MP, Elle YSL and Belle D'Opium. They are all fabulous, but for me they don't replace each other. I enjoy having them all in my...
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    Re: Is NOTINO for USA ever going to come back?

    Notino often have discontinued fragrances unavailable in the US. Right now L'Agent by AP is available on Notino for like 40 euro / 100 ml, Covet Pure Bloom SJP is around 20 euro / 100 ml. Both...
  19. Re: US based peeps: buying from artisans in the UK is super cheap!

    What about the shipping restrictions? I'm drooling over some frags available there, but it seems like UK sellers wouldn't ship abroad due to the shipping restrictions. Has it changed recently?
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    Re: Fragrance That Captures This Mood

    I have general association of Chopin's music with Amouage Lyric and Epic Woman, not this particular nocturne though.
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    Re: back-ups , which and how many

    I'm new to all this collection craze, yet managed to get a few backups already: Elle YSL - 3 extra bottles, Midnight Poison - 2, Womanity Mugler - 2.
    Now I started wondering what the best way to...
  22. Re: Penhaligon's Chester - a game of two halves!

    Since living in the Middle East, I rarely buy things in shops where they don't even care to put price tags on, unless it's a bottle of water.
    They have their principles, I have mine.
    Beyond rude...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 13th October, 2019

    Mandorlo di Sicilia and Arancia de Capri by Acqua di Parma.
    I'm still finding it hard to use just one fragrance at a time when I'm home.
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    Re: Too Sweet Perfume

    I was just going to write that! Maybe it's the newbies' way of thinking :-D *hi5*
    Personally I have no patience to experiment with layering fragrances. There are so many ready fragrances to discover...
  25. Re: Good guides on decanting perfume without damaging bottle?

    Hi,
    I just started decanting, I totally agree with Cacio, that's the easiest way. Spraying into smaller bottles works just fine, unless you are dealing with really small vials (1-2 ml), then...
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    Re: Agent Provocateur

    Fragrances produced in different countries often differ a bit. I have AP made in US, but I heard that the ones made in Europe are more subtle and sophisticated. I'm sure they wouldn't announce any...
  27. Re: What are the sexiest fragrances from Maison Francis Kurkdjian?

    Well, I've only tried BR 540 and Grand Soir from MFK, but Grand Soir was literally love from the first sniff (I must run and spray it NOW). It's not sexy in the modern sense, but very seductive on a...
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    Re: Washing a syringe after decanting?

    Alcohol, some use vinegar as well to kill the smell.
    I found some old glass syringes, they don't absorb smells like the plastic ones. BUT I managed to break one :-D It wasn't fun.
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Hello!
    Thank you :)
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Hi, thanks! :)
    Elle YSL does resemble Midnight Poison quite a bit. They were both created by the same "noses", Elle is a bit sweeter and lighter. If I didn't have Midnight Poison, I'm sure I would...
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Thank you for the suggestions! I never heard of the latter, will have to do some googling. Wore Sahara Noir today, enjoyed it a lot.
    What about Memoire Amouage? There's incense as well. I don't...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

    Trying decants. Today it's Furiosa Fendi. Caught something almost Samsara-like in the air, still wondering if it was from me or no.
    I'm very curious about Chanel no.46 as well.
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Thank you! Shalimar is my biggest discovery! Already have four (classic from 2000-something, Eau de Shalimar old formulation, Parfum Initial L'Eau and L'Eau Si Sensuelle), and have a few more on my...
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    I have only a decant, precious few mls.... Will definitely try to hunt down a bottle at some point. :rolleyesold:
    Which other not too churchish or gothic incense fragrances would you recommend?
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    I used to enjoy Sahara Noir a lot more until someone said it smelled like church. Now I can't help thinking I smell like a priest when I use it. :grin: I do have a thing for incense, I love it in...
  36. Re: Houses you want to like but donít - whatís on your list?

    The same happened to me and Guerlain. I had some Aqua Allegoria years ago, sniffed something else like Champs-Elysees and never really liked Guerlain (guess I never realized that Samsara was made by...
  37. Re: Houses you want to like but donít - whatís on your list?

    Montale and Kilian. They are extremely popular in ex-Soviet countries for some reason. Tried quite a few, just don't get what's to like there. Especially disappointing was Kilian, I love the Art of...
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Thank you, everyone! :smiley:

    Half of my collection is pretty random, the remains of unconscious buying + some gifts. The other half (more recent purchases, including all vintage and discontinued...
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Thank you, I'm sure, it will. :-D
  40. Re: Issues with seasonal allergies and sense of smell

    Sorry for all the fellow snifflers. Hope you find your magic pill.
    The same here. Excepts, when I get back to my home country, it's half year allergies, half year - endless cold / flu / rhinitis...
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Thank you! I can already tell it's going out of control. *ahem*
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Thank you! :dankk2: :dankk2: :dankk2:

    *Sorry, I haven't figured out how to mention names in replies. :undecided:
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I recently smelled More Than Words by Xerjoff in the street. I almost jumped thinking I was hallucinating. I couldn't confuse it with anything else.
    I had a decant, one of the notes was one of...
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    Re: Humiecki & Graef are being relaunched!

    Wow! I may finally get Eau Radieuse even! :laugh:
    Hope they don't reformulate it too much.
  45. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Hmm.. I'm actually surprised, I did try a new fragrance today. I thought I hadn't had any new ones left.
    It's Black Perfecto by La Petite Robe Noire Guerlain. Applied it in the morning, it's already...
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    Re: Classy, non-oriental fruit frags?

    Just saw the name of the topic and thought of my recent discovery - Calyx Prescriptives. It seemed a bit too fruity to my taste.
    It's greeny-fruity-woody, with beautiful pre-2012 oakmoss base. It...
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Thank you all for such a warm welcome! :dankk2: I'm glad I landed here! :smiley:
    Hope everything goes well with the spam thing.
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    Re: Hello everyone!

    Thank you! :) I'd be happy to be a part of the community.
    Still need to figure out quite a few technical things about the forum though... :embarassed:
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    Hello everyone!

    Hello everyone,

    I joined the forum not too long ago, then got overwhelmed with multiple online choices for perfume lovers, started hopping from one site to another, from one FB group to ...
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    Re: SEEKING: Humiecki & Graef Eau Radieuse

    Sorry, didn't realize :laugh: If there would be any extra offers, I'd like some remains or decants too :thumbsup:
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    Re: SEEKING: Humiecki & Graef Eau Radieuse

    I was looking for it as well. Found it on a Czech site, will try to find it. It's around 170 euro, if I'm not mistaken. They have quite a few frags from the same brand.

    P.S. Just realized, I was...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    What a beauty! Don't like it too much on my skin, but it's an absolutely gorgeous fragrance. :thumbsup:
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Thank you! :)

    Got my Belle D'Opium since then, and even Rosso Epicureo on sales in our local niche perfume shop, and even a fake Midnight Poison on eBay :rolleyesold: Is it still August even? ...
  54. Re: Blind-buy advice for my female partner based on her character

    Lol Couldn't agree more. None of the perfume given me as gifts ever reflected my personality. They were nice, expensive, but in 90% of cases they were something I would never get myself, in 10% -...
  55. Re: why are juices refomulated and other questions

    The biggest surprise to me was when I discovered perfumes can be officially discontinued in some countries while being freely available in others.
    Ordered a few Mugler's Womanity EDPs on an American...
  56. Re: Pairing certain fragrances with certain outfits(men, women, etc.)

    I try not to overthink this stuff, yet can't imagine wearing almost anything from Chanel with a hippie outfit, or Midnight Poison with jeans and sneakers. Maybe it's just me though.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    It is actually very interesting how perception changes. I recently got a decant of a perfume I owned a long time ago, and was surprised how different it smelled to me, a lot lighter, though I could...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    This August has been very fruitful.
    So far I got Womanity, Alien and Aura from Mugler, Sicily D&G, Shalimar Initial L'Eau, La Vie Est Belle Eclat Lancome, Rituals (some minis from Oriental series,...
  59. Re: What do you do with the original box/presentation

    I've been throwing away all boxes, just recently started realizing it would be nice to keep them in case I'd like to exchange something. I'm new to this though. I think in the future I'll try to keep...
  60. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    Hi,
    I'm new to this, but the addiction has been progressing alarmingly fast. I just started reading perfume blogs and listening to Youtube videos around June this year, joined a local FB group a...
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    Re: List of eBay Sellers that Are Authentic and Fake

    That's a shame, some sellers from Russia are offering very rare vintage and discontinued fragrances. I've been looking at some for a while, but don't feel that desperate / adventurous. Also Kilian...
  62. International shipping Canada to US (FL) - EnchantePerfumes

    Hi,
    I've been looking for some discontinued perfumes lately, and noticed that in one of the BN posts EnchantePerfumes was mentioned....
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