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    Re: What has Happened to the House of Caron?

    I have to agree with thenonblonde here - I was in that Avenue Montaigne boutique this time last year, and the two things I came away with were 1) rude customer service and 2) most of the urns...
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    Re: Ava Luxe site up again!

    Someone on MUA said that she asked about samples and was directed to the Perfumed Court.
  3. Re: You guys will NOT believe this! (a perfume horror story)

    *clutches chest in sympathy*

    My mom did that with her old Chanel #5 (!!!) several years ago. I still sigh at the loss.
  4. Re: Allure/Tom Ford/You Tube: Note "how to smell" method

    I was fortunate enough to spend the day in NYC last Monday, and got to smell a few of the Tom Ford Private Blends at Bergdorfs. If you love Black Orchid, then IMHO you will love Black Violet, as I...
  5. Re: Givenchy's L'Interdit: Re-Re-Re formulated?

    FWIW, I have a bottle of L'Interdit EDT from the 70s and a bottle of the newest reformulation. At least to my own nose, they are virtually identical. YMMV of course.
  6. Re: OK The Turkey Is Done!! Let's Get Right To Business...Xmas

    I drove 90 min up to the Prime Outlets in Hagerstown MD today and it was so worth the trip because I found Lancome La Collection Deluxe Set (available today on their website for $175...
  7. Re: OK The Turkey Is Done!! Let's Get Right To Business...Xmas

    I've already spent the last month or so buying the equivalent of several years' worth of Xmas presents for myself, so I'm (nearly) done. LOL Starting 1/1/2008, I'm on fragrance no-buy until...
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    Re: Overrated and underrated perfume houses

    I agree that Bond is overrated in general and Chanel is overrated in terms of marketing only their "mass-market" scents. Coco is getting harder to find beyond the EDP and thank goodness #5 is...
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    Re: Fracas being pulled from shelves :(

    It's sometimes surprising what you can find when you dig on the bottom...

    Something I discovered during the spring Saks F&F sale is that the Tysons Saks keeps a lot of classic scents and "pure"...
  10. Re: Chanel No. 5 Eau Premiere temporarily pulled from shelves...

    I think this is pretty funny because at the Tysons Saks during the F&F sale, they were practically forcing us to buy this at gunpoint. You know, where anything we asked for, they responded with...
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    Re: Maryland/dc/virginia......

    I'm sorry you weren't able to come out on Sunday, sakecat22. It was a nice time, and Ron Robinson from Apothia was a charming guest. The drinks and hors d'oeuvres were from the Ritz-Carlton...
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    Re: Are we ever Satisfied?

    For me fragrance fills a psychological need, and they say psychological needs, unlike physical ones, can never truly be completely filled. :)
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    Re: Maryland/dc/virginia......

    Oh I'm sorry you won't be able to be there, but you gotta check it out some other time when you are back in the area. It's seriously one of the best places around here to buy niche fragrances, and...
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    Re: Maryland/dc/virginia......

    FYI: another local event this weekend (text courtesy of March at Perfume Posse):

    > Art With Flowers in Tysons is hosting Ron
    > Robinson of Apothia this Sunday, October 21 from noon to 6 p.m.
    >...
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    Re: Guerlain Plus Que Jamais

    I had a decant from Fragrant Fripperies but had to swap it away because it smelled on me *exactly* like Nexxus Headdress leave-in hair conditioner. *sigh*
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    Re: Maryland/dc/virginia......

    I already bought my ticket from Ilse last Saturday -- I'm looking forward to meeting you and other people there!
  17. Thread: Saks Dna

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    Re: Saks Dna

    It was at the Tysons Saks today. If you loveloveLOVE gardenia then this is the fragrance to buy, IMHO. I like gardenia but just one small spritz on my arm was so loud 10 minutes later when I was...
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    Re: Nasty SA at Nordstroms

    My buddy Isaac has left the Tysons Nordstrom for the Pentagon City store, but the lady who took care of me yesterday was fabulous. (I wonder if it was Ilse? I don't recall her name but she was...
  19. Re: Vintage Bottle of Guerlain's Djedi sells for $761.00 on eBay

    If it's any consolation (and I'm sure it isn't), Purple Fantasy is being discontinued in September. Unfortunately, so are the Derby reissue and Metalys (reissue of Metallica).
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    Re: Discontinued by Lancôme!

    I've never seen a regular retail Lancome boutique, only the outlet stores. Sometimes I've spotted some good stuff in the outlet, but almost never an actual parfum. Just not lucky, I guess. :(
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    Re: Discontinued by Lancôme!

    I know, doesn't it make you sick? And none of them left to buy, so why bother telling us? It was like a big candy store with bars on the windows. :(
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    Re: Nasty SA at Nordstroms

    I couldn't agree with you more about the Tysons Nordstrom fragrance counter, although I do now have a sales buddy there, as a direct result of one of my more negative encounters there. I had posted...
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    Re: Advice for a Blind Purchase

    CdR parfum is still available on Gloss.com (no affiliation):

    http://www.gloss.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1121305&sidenav=f

    That's where I bought mine last month. I wish they still had the...
  24. Re: The most obscure fragrance in your collection?

    They got moved into the basement when we first moved in here and then DH couldn't remember where they were, and then, well, I forgot for a while. :) I know, shocking, huh?
  25. Re: The most obscure fragrance in your collection?

    Mine's probably Ruffles, a long-discontinued scent by Oscar De La Renta. I recently unearthed it in my basement stash which had been in a pile of boxes for over 10 years (since we moved into our...
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    Re: Alien Rituel Prodige by Thierry Mugler

    So am I -- I love Alien and bought some today at the Saks F&F sale.
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    Finally, an opportunity to try out all these wonderful scents on clean unscented skin, with DH and DS safely out of the house.

    Djedi on the left wrist. I am instantly transported...to my...
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    Yay, hooray, the package arrived today! Thanks to Dimples for sending it along and getting it successfully past those nasty confiscating customs people. :P

    Thanks to purplebird for the Djedi,...
  29. Re: New 'Private Collection' redo by Estee Lauder

    Yes, it sounds more like a flanker, albeit a pricey one, than a reformulation. Am I the only one who finds those "gemstones" in the lid kinda tacky looking? ;)
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    Re: Best Lilac / Buddelia Perfume?

    I can't say enough good things about Ineke's After My Own Heart. It's an amazing lilac scent; like the ads say "the scent of lilacs floating on the breeze".
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    Re: The new CLEAN scents

    The original Clean EDP was at Costco recently for $38 -- that's the only reason I own it. Nice stuff, but not at $76 a pop.
  32. Thread: Ineke

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    Re: Ineke

    I have and love Chemical Bonding and Derring-Do (the "men's" scent but I wear it myself). I've bought After My Own Heart for my mom which she loves because she's a big lilac fan. I'll probably be...
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    Re: Checking Out Temporarily

    Best wishes to you, Purplebird, and that all is/will be well in your life.
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    Hooray, hooray, I'm next! Best news I've heard all week!
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    The Sous le Vent reissue is also available at the San Francisco Neiman Marcus Guerlain counter, or at least it was a month ago when I bought a bottle. Divine!

    Now I will have to counter-sniff the...
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid / Neiman bonus!

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but it's the EDP they are sampling. From the link above:

    With our compliments. Receive this deluxe sample of Black Orchid Eau de Parfum*, yours with ANY Tom...
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    Really? **fans self** That is just so amazingly generous of you. PMing you now!
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    Re: Djedi - A True Fragrance Discovery

    Dammit, I wish Guerlain would reissue this one. **wishes upon a star**
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    Re: Hermes Eau des Merveilles

    For me, Elixir des Merveilles is a stronger, more intense version, so I start the day with the Elixir and then carry the Eau for refreshing the scent later on. Yes, I love this scent so much that I...
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    Re: Do you wear perfume to bed ! ! ! ! !

    For me, bed is the perfect time for soft skin scents. My current favorite at bedtime is Barbara Bui Le Parfum. I'm so sad to hear that it's being discontinued -- all I have is two spray sample...
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    Re: Mitsouko - Age by Price?

    If you're looking for Guerlain pure parfum, and Bergdorf's doesn't have it, you might call the NM in San Francisco. They had parfum for Jicky, L'Heure Bleue, Mitsouko and Vol de Nuit when I was...
  42. Re: If u were given $500.00 for perfume spending...

    Oh, that's an easy one! LOL

    Chanel 22 parfum (.5oz), Cuir de Russie parfum (.5oz), Cuir de Russie EDT (6.8oz). There, all done and I'm happy. :)
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    Re: San Francisco, CA

    I was just there last week and was both surprised and pleased that the NM in Union Square has the largest selection of Guerlain scents outside NYC and Paris. The SAs are also very knowledgeable and...
  44. Re: chandler burr's latest perfume article on guerlain

    Beautifully written, as always. He is so much better at expressing my complete dislike of Insolence, and my love of Mitsouko (and L'Heure Bleue in passing during his discussion of L'Instant). In...
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    Re: New chypre vs. Classic chypre

    All I know is that if Coromandel is a "new chypre" then I'm toast because it smells like Comet bathroom cleaner on me. :(

    ETA: D'oh I'm confusing my Les Exclusifs; it's 31 Rue Cambon that is...
  46. Re: something somewhere between Elixir des Merveilles and Lolita Lempicka?

    Try Flowerbomb, or even Flowerbomb Extreme. To me it has the same slightly gourmand base that I smell in both EdM and LL but falls somewhere between the two in floral and sweetness.

    I love TF...
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    Re: Fess Up! Every 'pinched' a spray or two?

    Oh yes, I used to grab my mom's Wind Song and Cachet all the time when I was a kid.

    Then just a few months ago, I saw a bottle of Joy EDP in a friend's bathroom and couldn't resist dabbing on a...
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    Re: fragrance when pregnant

    Oh man, for me it was fish. In fact that's how my DH came to suspect (before I did!) that I was pregnant because one night he made some wonderful lemon tilapia and the second he set the plate in...
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    Re: Washington DC?

    There is an independent fragrance store in Fair Oaks mall that is on the second floor in the JCPenney wing (it's just above the kids play area). It is similar to the Parfums de France store in...
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    Re: Black Orchid

    I was intrigued by the magazine scent strip, and then was fortunate enough to receive a small spray vial of it from NM in their Scent Event GWP. After wearing it for 2 straight days and loving all...
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    Re: You crazy layering fiends!

    Thanks for the nice welcome -- I'm looking forward to hanging out with and learning from all the great people here.
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    Re: You crazy layering fiends!

    I adore layering my favorite fragrances to see what happens.

    This week, I layered Tom Ford Black Orchid over Poison EDT over Poison shower gel, and the result was heavenly. Today, I layered Sonia...
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    Re: St. Louis, MO

    FYI: the Saks outlet store at St Louis Mills is closed (or will be almost immediately).
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