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    Re: Mandarin and Patchouli?

    Dior Midnight Poison
  2. Studies have shown that nearly 20% of the...

    Studies have shown that nearly 20% of the population has minor to severe reactions to synthetically derived aroma chemicals (my husband and I included). I was amazed to find that the average woman...
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    Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    Selling decants is the kind of thing you do to support your habit, I doubt it's a path to riches.
  4. Re: Please help: Girlfriend loves Light Blue by D&G, what else might she like?

    Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte
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    Re: In retrospect, I probably shouldn't have...

    ...gotten my husband into it. Tobacco Vanille and Ambre Narguile are pricier than my stuff!
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    Re: What's up at The Perfumed Court?

    Not everything in the world has to be Walmart or Amazon.com, sheesh!

    I doubt that selling hand-decanted fragrance is ever going to be a business plan that attracts hyper-efficient Wharton grads.
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    Re: Chanel Tragedy at the Bon-Ton

    By Morrissey
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    Re: Maybe an uncommon question

    Vitamin D softgels (important because Vitamin D is oil soluble.)

    In the years since I've been taking these, I've only had one cold and it lasted 2 days. Prior to that I would get a few every...
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    Re: Stigma about Fragrance

    HA!!! I wish you worked in my office.
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    Re: Aquatic snobbery!

    I'm open to the idea that an aquatic could be good, but for me it seems that the Calone note takes over the whole fragrance and strangles all the other notes. The smell itself is OK but I'm not...
  11. Coty, L'Oreal, Lauder, Revlon all support SOPA

    http://judiciary.house.gov/issues/Rouge%20Websites/SOPA%20Supporters.pdf

    I was scanning this list of companies supporting SOPA with the intent of withdrawing support from these companies in any...
  12. Very exciting! I suppose they have to say...

    Very exciting! I suppose they have to say 'update' in case half of the ingredients are now banned.
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    Re: Anyone else have problems with The Perfumed Court?

    It's normal to tape the lid of a decant - TPC does it most of the time, and when I'm doing a swap I usually do it.

    Out of 50 or so samples I had one that leaked out, they replaced it right away....
  14. Thread: Frankincense

    by HazelMae
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    Re: Frankincense

    Fantastic article.
  15. Thread: Parfums Raffy

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    Re: Parfums Raffy

    For the record, they did get back to me to day and offer to replace the item.
  16. Thread: Parfums Raffy

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    Re: Parfums Raffy

    I may just keep my EDT, because my time is also worth money. It's not a tragedy. I had been on the fence about a FB of Midnight Poison, and they have it for 69.99. I then got the Black Friday...
  17. Thread: Parfums Raffy

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    Re: Parfums Raffy

    They sent me an EDT instead of the EDP I ordered. Answered my first e-mail on Saturday saying they would check stock to do an exchange, but haven't heard back since then. The website says you have...
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    Re: Man down! Man Down! Oh the humanity!

    OH NO. I'm so sorry!

    It will be interesting to see how long Fracas lasts on shoes.

    Zeolite crystals from the pet store are great for removing odors.
  19. Thread: Plum

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    Re: Plum

    I can't wait to try this, it sounds awesome.
  20. Re: What holiday fragrance gifts are you giving this year?

    My husband asked for Tobacco Vanille.

    I ordered a set of Dior minis for my sister and EL minis for my mom. They've both been saying they want to find a new perfume.
  21. Thread: Plum

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    Re: Plum

    Le Parfum de Thérèse

    Mauboussin/Mauboussin
  22. Re: Inherited a collection - would like help IDing/dating them! :)

    Is that flowered bottle Laura Ashley No. 1? That's worth a lot! Wish I would find something like that!
  23. Re: Funniest review ever / Katie Puckrik and Secretions Magnifiques!

    ...
  24. Thread: David Lynch

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    Re: David Lynch

    "I'm Audrey Horne and I get what I want!"

    :)
  25. Re: Animalic scents and their perception...my theory?

    I do think that sometimes when you encounter an unfamiliar smell, your brain might take a shortcut and just identify it as the closest thing that you've smelled before. Then if you keep experiencing...
  26. Re: Animalic scents and their perception...my theory?

    Well, there is to some degree a carelessness with language going on. Some people are a little fixated on the word "fecal" and you'll see certain users say that word over and over again about any...
  27. Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    I love some of their products but I can never figure out what this company is trying to do. If you like it, buy it however you can because they'll probably discontinue it in about 15 minutes.
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    Re: Quality Alternatives for Favourites

    I'm kind of interested in that Ferrè too, will be interested to hear what you think of it.
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    Re: ◙◙ Predictions for 2012 ◙◙

    Bond releases "Occupy Wall Street" and sues protestors for using their brand name.
  30. Thread: Notes...

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    Re: Notes...

    I'm big on patchouli. Also, incense, pine, lavender. I don't really like lavender mixed with anything though.

    Rosemary.
  31. Re: Animalic scents and their perception...my theory?

    I agree with this completely. I believe it is established that there is a genetic component to hating cilantro, but you'd have to look it up. To me, cilantro tastes like soap but I have been able to...
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez are wrong about...

    Anyhoo :vrolijk_1: ...Bulgari Rose Essentielle. There aren't a lot of reviews or threads for this one on BN. I find it the direct opposite of what TS called it - something like schoolmarmish. I am...
  33. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    They say be careful what you wish for...:)

    I do think there is such an ad, but I can't remember at the moment.
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez are wrong about...

    I'm sure that is superior, but honestly there's nothing wrong with reading books or becoming interested in their subjects...:)
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez are wrong about...

    Turin's writings are the direct cause of me being interested in perfume as opposed to just smells in general.

    I've never once heard anyone say that they value Turin/Sanchez's opinion more than...
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez are wrong about...

    BP Men. I so don't get it. Of course, the way it is described, it would need to be absolutely life-altering. I wonder if people wouldn't be easier on it if it weren't such a let-down. I would give it...
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    Re: Quality Alternatives for Favourites

    Mauboussin by Mauboussin - vanilla, plum, patchouli
    L'Occitane Notre Flore Iris, if you can find it: warm Iris with tonka and green notes.
    Estee Lauder Pleasures Bloom - rose-violet
    Bulgari Rose...
  38. Re: Discontinued or gone: Few frags you're still mourning

    oops double post
  39. Re: Discontinued or gone: Few frags you're still mourning

    Guess for women, 1990. http://www.perfumemart.com/assets/images/products/Guess-for-Women-163.jpg

    Laura Ashley No. 1
  40. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    In my lifetime, there has always been perfumes for adolescents, Love's Baby Soft has been around for a while...I'm not exactly young anymore :)

    Prior to the era of "Charlie" or "Enjoli" (she can...
  41. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    I think it relates to women's status in society but in an inverse relationship. The closer women are to achieving full equality, the more the little-girl, helpless infantilizing stuff sells. Because...
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    Re: Iris, Orris, & Orris Root?

    Most perfumes that say they contain Iris/Orris are talking about the root, which is a smell similar to that of violets, and used interchangably with violet in fragrances. There is one Iris perfume...
  43. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    What offends me about that Marc Jacob bottle is how easily it would get knocked over.
  44. Re: Can we guys really get away with wearing Guerlain Mitsouko?

    I'm surprised people are saying its so recognizable. I wish I traveled in circles where it was recognizable. I would have said that if someone was enough of a perfumista to recognize Mitsouko then...
  45. Ever feel like your sniffer must be broken?

    Every once in a while I'll sample something and it seems so different from the description and reviews that I wonder if something is wrong with my nose. Recently:

    Tom Ford Violet Blonde - I don't...
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    Re: Montale Fragrance Name Generator v1.1

    Check out their new line of just-add-water snacks: Aoudles of Noud'les
  47. Re: Just received samples from The Perfumed Court

    That is hilarious!

    I've ordered a bunch of stuff from them, and I've only had one leak so far. Same bottle size as yours which leaked, wonder if there's an issue with those particular bottles?
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    Re: the urine note strikes again!

    It's also used in manufacturing methamphetamine, or so I learned from "Breaking Bad".

    I guess that's why on the show, the barrel has a bee on it. The more you know!
  49. Re: fragrances you want just so you can have the bottle

    http://www.fashionfame.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/oriens-vancleef-and-arpels-eau-de-parfum.jpeg

    http://www.reead.com/fr/wp-content/uploads/2010/09/Midnight-In-Paris.jpg
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    http://9d.img.v4.skyrock.net/9d6/miressence/pics/3034218803_1_3_LS2ympZH.jpg

    http://storage.canalblog.com/38/25/511080/31253283.jpg
  51. Re: fragrances you want just so you can have the bottle

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/16425.jpg

    http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTv02wHHl-1HMqV5bw1NA503BKfnxeyl6O-pfcRnGry5-p7E8OBLg
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  52. Re: fragrances you want just so you can have the bottle

    http://www.perfumezilla.com/images_product/tommy-bahama-eau-parfum-spray16494.jpg

    http://perfume.beautycarehouse.com/img/1/2711.jpg
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    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/st/26128552.jpg

    http://www.limitemagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/tom-ford-neroli-portofino-3.jpg
    ...
  54. Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    This sounds fantastic, and I think I have a coupon or promotion of some sort in my pile of mail.
  55. Re: Luca Turin's error is that he doesn't award any points for quality ingredients

    I'm sure Thomas Kinkade "painter of light" can afford to use the finest oils and canvases.

    http://www.piersidegallery.com/artists/kinkade/tk99-09.jpg
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    Re: Fragrances you WANT to like

    Shalimar. If only I could take out the note I don't like, I'd be left with something wonderful: bergamot, citrus, vanilla, darkness...

    Chanel No. 5, just as well though, my husband's mother's...
  57. Re: New Fragrance: Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve

    I think I learned a valuable lesson here. I'm crazy about AE, I think it is magical. Something that is almost, but not quite, something you love could be as apt to annoy as it is to delight.

    Maybe...
  58. Re: Turn your Swag on. What is your most unisex Frag you can pull of with Confidence.

    I didn't even realize Black Orchid was a female-marketed scent. The other day I was shopping in the PX at a military base and it was a) in the men's section b) sold out.
  59. Re: New Fragrance: Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve

    Well, if you always wanted to pay a lot more money for a watered-down version of AE with little sillage and tenacity, this would be the thing to get.

    I'm pretty disappointed. My recommendation is...
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    Re: Poison by Dior

    It was interesting to see that authors of The Little Book of Perfumes said they liked the reformulation.
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    Re: Jo Malone - Cologne Intense Collection

    Does anyone know how the longevity is on these?
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    Re: Misleading review

    It's not wrong, the problem is the context.

    In the context of a review, I'm not sure how it makes sense to rate some unspecified vintage and disparage unsniffed what is available in the here and...
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    Re: Misleading review

    I understand that there are variations in batches, etc, and that a lot of perfumes have been reformulated.

    However if a reviewer is going to talk about reformulation, it would be helpful to do...
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    Misleading review

    Why would a reviewer assert that a fragrance has been reformulated while admitting they have never sampled the "current" version? The reviewer presents no basis for the belief that the fragrance is...
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    Re: How good is Mauboussin by Mauboussin?

    I did this as a blind buy and it was a home run. I love it.

    I think the EDP is usually recommended over the EDT.
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    Re: The Perfumed Court Feedback

    Eons ago when I used to work in a restaurant there was always "that guy" who was indignant that wines cost more in the restaurant. As if paying for a restaurant bar, staff, storage and a liquor...
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    Re: What does l'heure bleu smell like?

    I would try to get a sample - this is really different from anything modern.
  68. Re: Perfumes: Can you smell... is it a he or a she?

    Now that you mention it, the term 'unisex' is pretty crap. It sounds neutered, functional and banal. I don't think of smells as having a gender, and I don't have any traditional feminine straight...
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    Re: The worst of the worst: Projection / Longevity

    Voyage d'Hermès. So disappointing because I absolutely loved it while it lasted. It seems to disappear almost instantly, sprayed on clothing I get maybe 15 minutes and a little bit of an afterglow....
  70. Re: Article: Katie Puckrik launches Web App for smart phones

    It would be nice if this graduated to being an actual mobile app, anyone know if this is in the works?
  71. Re: "Could Scented Laundry Products Be Making You Sick?" - An artical I saw today.

    LOL.

    I wonder if fragrance-phobia isn't due to become considered a fussy older person's thing soon. Calone/nothingness fragrances started out in the 90's, so hasn't a generation passed by now?
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    Re: The ones Luca Turin got wrong, your opinion

    People who are offended by The Guide: are you also offended by writers like Pauline Kael or Dorothy Parker?
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    Re: Shampoo and 'cones'

    Pantene has a conditioner with silicone - ultra smooth or something like that.
  74. Re: I've finally bought a bottle of Hypnotic Poison...

    Coincidence, I had this on my wish list and took the plunge yesterday with the remnants of my hurricane cash (people from more hurricane-savvy states told me to take out some cash in preparation.)
    ...
  75. Re: Your favorite/overlooked feminine perfumes for men?

    Estee Lauder's Sensuous Noir. Anyone who likes Midnight Poison should try it.
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    Re: Dealing with pushy/overly aggressive SAs

    OK I agree that would be an example of rudeness.

    I feel bad for them - I can often tell that they don't feel like approaching you so frequently but they are under orders that every customer must...
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    Re: Dealing with pushy/overly aggressive SAs

    If someone came to my job and expected me to know what I'm talking about? That would be a normal day for me and for most people.

    I don't advocate being rude, not sure who does.
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    Re: The ones Luca Turin got wrong, your opinion

    Is anyone really confused about the fact that perfume reviews are opinions? What else would they be?
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    Re: Dealing with pushy/overly aggressive SAs

    It is maddening that they interrupt your enjoyment to ask if you need help, then when you ask them something they don't know or can't find it.

    How is that even effective to interrupt someone who...
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    Re: Yatagan = Cocaine?

    Cocaine is often cut with plain asprin, aka salicylic acid. Salicylates are a common perfume ingredient, so makes sense to me.
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    Re: The ones Luca Turin got wrong, your opinion

    He's clearly partial to Calice Becker.
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    Re: The ones Luca Turin got wrong, your opinion

    Well, I still don't agree with one star for Midnight Poison, but after acquiring a decant I think I'm starting to see his point. The longevity and development is not what it should be. A patchouli...
  83. Thread: David Lynch

    by HazelMae
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    Re: David Lynch

    I think God Emperor of Dune was the last in the series, and it's also the best one other than the original Dune.

    I heard or read somewhere that the studio asked David Lynch make Dune and part of...
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    Re: perfumed court decanters: is it legit?

    Super legit! check out the online shopping section of this site, they have a section.
  85. Thread: David Lynch

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    Re: David Lynch

    I would be first in line to buy <------Audrey Horne. I would envision this as a classic chypre, of course.

    The bottle for Thierry Mugler's Womanity sort of reminds me of the cover of "God Emperor...
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    Re: Chanel No 19 Poudre

    I liked it while it lasted, probably 15 minutes.
  87. Comprehensive Dior Poison concentrations and variations thread

    I've rediscovered Poison classic, and now I have the EDT and a .25 oz Esprit de Parfum - whatever that is. It was enough of a steal that I wasn't too worried about its provenance. It is definitely...
  88. Re: Jicky: What creates that baby vomit middle note?

    I've read on these boards, and tend to agree that we aren't all having the same perception of smells, and some of us may be especially sensitive to civet. It simply can't be the case this perfume...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2011

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-1-fBuAgaWlg/Tk2PZ4ER5tI/AAAAAAAAG9s/5OOcjbJEzyU/s640/IMG_2667.JPG
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Collection

    Gorgeous.
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    Re: the scent persistent for woman are....

    Clinique Aromatics Elixir.
  92. Re: I do not believe fragrance alone could attract a man or a woman.

    For any topic or interest X that might attract younger guys, there will be a subset of younger guys on the X forum endlessly asking "which X will make women want me."

    Test this theorem and tell me...
  93. Re: New Fragrance: Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve

    Has anyone actually seen this in a store or smelled it?
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    Re: Remember when we used to layer?

    When I read that article, I layered some Mitsouko and some Aromatics Elixir on a handkerchief just to see what would happen. A day later, they were still duking it out, they never settled down. I...
  95. Re: Bought Dior Homme Intense blind. SO GLAD I DID!

    Tried the non-intense version in Sephora just because of the hype here...it is utterly fantastic. Hopefully will see some of the Intense version when out and about this weekend.
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    Re: Fragrances that you wear to bed?

    Mitsouko. Anything with warm, sweet notes or iris.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2011

    Dior Poison. Realized I still love it.
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    Re: Today I sniffed ... (sampling, August 2011)

    No 19 Poudre - very cool and green, I wouldn't call it particularly powdery.
    Bond No. 9 Madison Square Park - I love this, but the price offends me for something that smells like peach ring candies.
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    Re: Best feminine lavender

    Donna Karan Chaos
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    Re: Reviewer suggestions?

    This guy FruitDiet has written some of the most entertaining reviews I have ever read. The Angel and Giorgio reviews are outstanding. I only wish there were more. Maybe there should be some kind of...
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