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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Cashmere Mist again the other day. That's really popular here! I was probably at a doctor's office.

    Also, lots of inexpensive musks about in the corridors at work lately. Must be the warm weather...
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    Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    I was able to get a new bottle of Bvlgari Eau Parfumee Au The Vert Extreme, so that's exciting, and I more or less stuck to the plan.

    Now if I had disposable income, I'd be grabbing:

    -The Pour...
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    Re: Best Warm,Woody,Creamy Colonges?

    Not sure what country you hail from but in the US we have luckyscent, surrendertochance, Notino, and smallflower all
    of which sell samples.
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    Re: Best Warm,Woody,Creamy Colonges?

    Parfumerie Generale Cadjmere 18 - woody in a pine forest way, creamy in a cozy way
  5. Thread: House Help!!

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    Re: House Help!!

    HdP Marquis de Sade 1740 Or Noir Patchouli

    Comptoir sue Pacifique Bois Filao

    Etat Libre d'Orange- Dangerous Complicity
  6. Re: Suggestion for youthful, fresh fragrance for my GF

    Black Opium and Coco Mademoiselle are both sweet orientals, so that's definitely a genre she can do. For that genre,
    I'd check out Armani Si, Miss Dior (the pink), and Dior Addict.

    Based on her...
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    Re: Mother's Day Perfume Advice--Please Help!

    I'm just going to start by mentioning that this thread reads like an introduction to my personal wardrobe. I do mostly teas, citruses, Ellenas, and of course Prada Infusion d'Iris.

    Those Jo...
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    Re: Most worn in April 2017

    3x-
    No. 5 L'Eau

    2x-
    Cristalle Eau Verte
    Diorella
    Eau Belle
    Eau Claire des Merveilles
    Eau Parfumee Au The Vert Extreme
    Labdanum 18
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st April, 2017

    Not in synch today-- trying to keep up with my April rotation. Wearing Chanel Beige. Trying to kick an upper-respiratory virus.

    Kewart, thank you for the poem! I read it to my 9-yr-old. Reminds...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th April, 2017

    Diorella for me today because despite being sick, I must love to live dangerously! (I feel a headache coming on.)
  11. Re: Let's Go Back In Time.....What Were The First 10 Fragrances That You Ever Bought?

    First I'm gonna count ones that were given to me because I requested them:

    -Spellbound by Estée Lauder
    -Tiffany for Women
    -Anne Klein for Women
    -Dune by Dior
    -Allure for Women EDT
    -Estee...
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    Re: Guilty Pleasures

    Here:
    -dabbing on Britney Spears fantasy now and then from a rollerball

    At home:
    -Diorella
    -Mitsouko
    (I love these ladies, but the gents in my life are unimpressed.)

    At work:
    -Coromandel...
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    Re: Prominent galbanum scents...?

    Infusion d'Iris / Infusion d'Homme
    Platinum Egoiste
    Miss Dior Originale
  14. Re: Explain this: liking a perfume with notes you don't like

    It's the blend for sure-- I've been wearing Gucci Rush for years but lactones in general and gardenia in specific are generally my least favorite notes. But add in some peachy notes and some woody...
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    Re: What fragrance did your mother wear??

    Innisfree! I had wanted to bring that back from Ireland... (too broke by the end though)
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    Re: What fragrance did your mother wear??

    Our moms had similar taste!
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    Poll: Re: A Dry Woody Smoky Sweet

    Either the Oud Wood or the Oud Fleur would fit the bill. If you can get Chanel Exclusifs, try Sycomore (smoky/woody/green). Or can you get Comme des Garçons?Jaisalmer has a woody/piney/incensey thing...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    Infusion d'Iris is totally an easy reach-- it's my all time most worn. And you are right about it being soothing. I think I got mine originally during late fall when I lived near Chicago, but I do...
  19. Re: A lounge just for us "Over sprayers" to discuss our SOTD and how many sprays were needed.

    25-30 sprays of Eau Parfumee Au The Vert Extreme today. Yesterday about the same amount of L'Artisan Piment Brulant, which lasted all day and evening, for once.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    My April rotation is not working out-- I've worn as many off the rotation as on so far this month!
  21. Re: Do You, Or Have You Ever Mixed 2 Fragrances Together?

    The Atelier Colognes line lends itself well to layering.
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    Re: Fragrances that can make you cry

    Sometimes if I have worn a fragrance to a loved one's funeral, I will avoid wearing it during the grieving period unless I am comfortable with the emotions it stirs. Same goes for fragrances worn by...
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    Re: What fragrance did your mother wear??

    When I was little, my mom wore

    Chanel No. 5 parfum for special occasions
    And Ombre Rose from the Renneker's Drugstore for less special occasions.


    Since then she has had serial monogamies...
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    Re: Atelier samples reviewed

    The fig one is really nice for layering. It layers well with the Cedar Atlas or with Sud Magnolia. It's also nice with Cedrat Enivrant.
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    Re: Wedding Fragrance for upcoming beach wedding

    I read through your wardrobe closely and you clearly likes dash of spice, as well as chypres and orientals, so for the beachy ones you may wear throughout the week, my suggestions are:

    1) Fils de...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Brava to her chutzpah. Not sure I have the guts to wear that one.
  27. Re: Please help me choose one year around signature scent

    What are your feelings about your current lineup? Do you have anything you can't part with? Any that you feel only so-so about?
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    Re: Wedding Fragrance for upcoming beach wedding

    Could you share some more about your favorite notes? Or whether it is a saltwater or freshwater beach? Also, what smells beachy to one person may not smell beachy to another. For some people, beachy...
  29. Re: My daughter loves my Di Gio, I need somethibg for her.

    Definitely Cristalle Eau Verte over original Cristalle for a girl her age.

    Also, maybe the new Hermes Eau des Merveilles Bleue? Haven't smelled it yet, but it's aquatic, salty, mineralic......
  30. Re: NEW: Hermes - Eau des Merveilles Bleue For Women!

    It's now been reviewed by NST:

    http://www.nstperfume.com/2017/04/11/hermes-eau-des-merveilles-bleue-fragrance-review/
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    That's actually how I've gotten jobs before... in makeup. But my new Sephora has an SA who thinks I should work there.

    Ok- how about:

    When you find out that your bestie's current serial...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    It's probably a chemistry thing. When my husband wears something unisex, it has that man musk added to it from him, so it smells manly. When I wear the same fragrance, it will come off as feminine.
    ...
  33. Re: Which fragrance should I wear to a job interview?

    Agree with the advice above-- no fragrance at all or one shot of Bleu or GIT.

    Especially in IT, I'd probably avoid fragrance. Typically the culture of IT folks where I work is "don't offend."
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th April, 2017

    Synched with Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua borrowed from Mr. Kotori-- something I imagine I might wear in Tahiti.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Yeah I probably would've otherwise worn my sample of CdG Jaisalmer from Quarry. But for the synch I borrowed something beachy from Mr. Kotori: Neroli Portofino Acqua by Tom Ford. It's light, so I may...
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    Re: Do you mainly purchase fragrances in-stores?

    Probably about 40% were bought in store, of what I currently own. I like to buy in store when I can. I also support my local kiosk. A lot of what I like isn't carried in stores near me, though.
  37. Re: My wife loves Bleu de Chanel, Green Irish Tweed etc.

    I would try the Tom Ford Private Collection blue bottles. Especially the two ending in "Acqua."

    Also, maybe Bvlgari Aqua.

    Chanel Allure Homme Edition Blanche was a good suggestion above, and...
  38. Re: Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladie

    I recently rode to a team event in my coworker's car and complimented her on her Alien. It smelled so pretty on her!
  39. Re: If someone was buying you perfume what do you think you would get?

    I'm blushing!!! My special guys have great noses!

    Also, Ellena is my absolute favorite. Apres La Mousson is more challenging, with its vegetal qualities. I'd be interested to see that discourse.
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    Re: Ladies Opinions Please!

    J'Adore is nice, but getting dated, depending on your wife's age. I assume price is important, based on your willingness to blind but something because it was under $30.

    If price IS important,...
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    Re: Countries and perfumes

    The US is pretty hard to nail down in terms of a landscape. So I will think of my home landscape of Lake Michigan. What smells most like it to me is Dune by Dior (the vintage with the real amber and...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th April, 2017

    Kiliwia, I bet you smell great. Iris Celadon's notes read like a really good blend.
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    When the SAs start to love your visits to their store in which you get samples and buy nothing, because your visits are "so informative."

    When your significant other excuses himself from drinks...
  44. Re: My daughter loves my Di Gio, I need somethibg for her.

    I don't know what your price range is, but my first pick for her would be one of the Tom Ford blue bottle scents (my Sephora has them). Neroli Portofino Acqua would probably be well-received.

    But...
  45. Re: Looking for a scent similar to Versace Pour Homme, but under $35

    Just shop for a good deal on the one you want. Notino is great.
  46. Re: I don't like citrus or aquatic scents, but it IS summer....

    Definitely try a few Vetivers. The Heeley is my favorite stront one, and Sycomore my favorite smoky one. Guerlain Vetiver is very fresh and it might be just the ticket for summer.

    I know it's...
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    Re: something like Eau Sauvage?

    Seconding Diorella.
  48. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Une Fleur de Cassie. A lovely toothache and headache. Not for me.
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford Mandarino di Amalfi "ACQUA"

    Paul H, have you tested the original? I can definitely smell that civet skank on my skin in that one; haven't tried the new one yet.
  50. Sticky: Re: Basenotes "Surrender to Denver" Meet-Up Reports

    Details!!!
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    Re: Honey and White Florals like Ilha do Mel?

    Maybe L'Instant de Guerlain?

    Or Chanel Beige? ($$$)
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    Re: Which fragrance do you wear just for you?

    Diorella and Mitsouko are just for me. The family doesn't particularly like them.
  53. Re: Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladie

    I've gotten memorable compliments from other women on:

    -L'Instant de Guerlain (several)
    -Eternity Moment (mother in law- when it started giving me headaches, I gave it to her)
    -Coromandel...
  54. Re: If someone was buying you perfume what do you think you would get?

    I will put specific ones on wishlists. For example, two or three years ago my mom asked for a Christmas list and I included Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil. She got it, and it's now one of my favorite...
  55. Re: NEW: Jo Malone - Osmanthus Blossom For Women!

    Whoah! Silk Blossom is back? Exciting!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th April, 2017

    http://www.perfumemaster.org/images/fragrances/m/Moschino/2005/Moschino_CHEAP_AND_CHIC_I_LOVE_LOVE_W_002.JPG
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th April, 2017

    I wore The Pour Une Ete today and it was so nice on a warm day outdoors. Now I'm testing L'Eau d'Hiver and it truly is the wrong season for it! Pretty, though.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Brut liberally applied at the little league baseball park last weekend
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    Re: Looking for a new bottle for my wife.

    You might try:

    -Amor Amor by Cacharel
    -Hanae by Hanae Mori
    -Rhubarb Ecarlate by Hermes
    -Coco Mademoiselle by Chicago
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    Liz B., it surprises me how you interpret Infusion d'Iris as a summer evening scent, because I am just the opposite! It's my most worn scent precisely because it's scratches the daytime/3 seasons...
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    Re: Most worn in March and 1st Quarter of 2017

    Most Worn March 2017:

    3x
    Eau Belle
    Eau Claire des Merveilles

    2x
    Diorella
    Eau Parfumee Au The Vert Extreme
    Fils de Dieu
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    In synch in Infusion d'Iris.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    It's so much fun to see you fan girling on my list! Such good scents for transitioning weather. Here in the American South, it's about to get hot, so I've been wearing these loves while I can!
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    My intended April rotation is:

    1. Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde
    2. Beige
    3. Cristalle Eau Verte
    4. Diorella
    5. Dune
    6. Eau Belle
    7. Eau Claire des Merveilles
    8. Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    My intended March rotation was:

    1. Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
    2. Diorella
    3. Eau Belle
    4. Eau Claire des Merveilles
    5. Eau Parfumee Au The Vert Extreme
    6. Fils de Dieu
    7. Hanae Mori
    8. L...
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    Re: New category? Aromatic gourmands?

    Burberry Brit Rhythm might be in this category. And maybe Armani Code for men.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th March, 2017

    Happy Birthday, Foustie!

    Wearing Eau Belle by Azzaro today, mixing the one I ordered from Paris last year with the vintage one I just received in mail. Quite different in the opening, and the...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th March, 2017

    Today I was unscented, and for the evening, we are celebrating a friend's birthday at a Thai restaurant, so of course I had to cover myself in Fils de Dieu!

    Have a lovely evening, all!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Ended up in By Kilian's Love & Tears from a sample courtesy of PerfumedLady.
  70. Re: Psychological disorders and fragrance: byproduct or true passion?

    I think a lot of us here can relate to the compulsion to explore a note or category thoroughly. I don't think that's something that's exclusive to disordered behavior. As others have said, you may...
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    Re: Recommend me some new fragrances!

    Dior Homme Cologne is fresh and citrusy.

    Also, if you like Allure Homme Sport, you might like Allure Homme Edition Blanche.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Today in the Physical Therapy waiting room: Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
  73. Thread: Spring 2017

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    Re: Spring 2017

    Excited to spend time with some newer bottles:
    -Cristalle Eau Verte
    -Eau Claire des Merveilles
    -Eau Belle (vintage)
    -No. 5 L'Eau

    And some older Spring favorites:
    -Diorella
    -With Love by...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th March, 2017

    Today for St. Patrick's Day I began in something green: Eau Parfumee Au The Vert Extreme. Tonight I'm wearing my Christmas perfume, L de Lolita, because my favorite Rom-Com is The Holiday, set at...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I loved her in Burn Notice!



    Ugh... yes! And fish! And oils like avocados!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    One of my favorites is The Holiday, so I'm wearing my Christmas perfume: L de Lolita.
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    Re: In search of boozy vanilla perfumes for women.

    Agreeing with:
    -Les Couvent des Minimes Cologne of the Mission
    -Dior Addict

    Adding:
    -Indult Tihota (boozy in the sense of vanilla extract in alcohol)
    -Bvlgari Blv Notte (discontinued)
    -L de...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th March, 2017

    Congrats to Robin, and Happy Birthday to Cestrum and Dora!

    Testing PG Cadjmere 18 today and it is gorgeous! Thanks, Quarry!
  79. Re: Whatever happened to Comptoir Sud Pacifique?

    Sephora stopped carrying the line for years, as I recall, and then recently reintroduced it. My favorite, Amour de Cacao, seems to have been reformulated, based on reviews at LuckyScent and Sephora,...
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    Re: Interesting Study

    Can confirm: I'm good at picking out scents for my brother (as confirmed by girlfriends).
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    Re: Getting back into fragrances

    Or you could try Guerlain Vetiver, which is a nice, airy one. If you are looking for straight vetiver, sniff Heeley's Vetiver Veritas. If you're looking for a smokier one, Chanel Sycomore.

    Also if...
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    Re: Two Basenotes articles won Jasmine awards!

    I deeply enjoyed both of those articles.

    Claire, your writing is always enchanting and your reviews have guided many a sampling adventure of mine.

    Laurin, your article was both courageous and...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th March, 2017

    Chanel No. 5 L'Eau today and Infusion d'Iris tonight, after a bout with an incredibly loud and stinky body wash sample at the gym...



    Sea Roses, I'm so jealous that Parfum de Therese smells...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Thanks for the update, and I'm bumping the thread so everyone sees it, since we were out of commission for awhile.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I admire your ability to compliment a stranger. I'd like to do that more.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Alien on a coworker the other day
  87. Thread: Fun new game

    by Kotori
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    Re: Fun new game

    Ok, I'm not too familiar with the scent, but based on image, notes, and reputation of the house, let's say Zac Efron.

    How about Neroli Portofino by Tom Ford?
  88. Poll: Re: What is your favorite Private Blend Tom Ford Fragrance?

    Am considering the following for me:

    -Oud Fleur
    -Rive d'Ambre
    -Mandarino di Amalfi
    -Jasmin Rouge

    Bought Neroli Portofino Acqua for Mr. Kotori (he fell in love)

    Also like for Mr. K:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th March, 2017

    Continuing from Sunday:



    Kewart, I empathize completely with the sciatica and all the pains... I've been miserable myself since my L5 herniation a few weeks ago; can hardly sit.

    Perhaps...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th March, 2017

    Kewart, I empathize completely with the sciatica and all the pains... I've been miserable myself since my L5 herniation a few weeks ago; can hardly sit.

    Perhaps doing the exercise in this video...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th March, 2017

    Mitsouko today. Some days she is so friendly...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    Scored a replacement bottle of Eau Parfumee Au The Vert Extreme on eBay. Just in time- almost out!
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    Re: Hot weather and how to store perfumes?

    When I didn't have AC, I lost some fragrances due to the huge temperature fluctuations we had in the Midwest.
    Nowadays I have AC, and I keep them in the closet, but I have a few I keep in the fridge...
  94. Re: My Wife's Two Faves Have Been Reformulated - Help Please

    If you're looking to get vintage Addict, you're looking for the gold on the bottle, not the silver. Hope that helps. It has been reformulated and is quite different. I don't think anything is very...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th March, 2017

    SOTE Rive d'Ambre by Tom Ford
  96. Thread: Sorry

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    Re: Sorry

    Just activated my membership, too. Welcome back, Grant. I applaud your courage and honesty. In their absence, I realized how much the forums mean to me, and how much therapy they provide.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    Congratulations on that lovely fragrance, Parfum de peau.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th March, 2017

    Wearing my "new baby" again today:

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/ed/31/4e/ed314ed07271314b462e0664593458ec.jpg
  99. Re: NEW: Hermes - Eau des Merveilles Bleue For Women!

    I was wondering because you and I seem to appreciate some similar scents, and I have Elixir and just bought Eau Claire. Strongly considered L'Ambre, but to that end, I may enjoy Ambre Narguile more....
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    Re: Mother's Day Gift suggestions

    She seems to like Jasmine. To that end, I suggest Alien by Thierry Mugler. Or perhaps Amarige by Givenchy.
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