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    Re: Please id this minature perfume

    The miniature heart-shaped bottle is identical to a miniature parfum of Farouche by Nina Ricci.

    Go to link: http://www.miniature-parfum.fr/

    go down the list on the left of this page to Nina...
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    Re: Perfumes that just smell awful on you!

    I can't wear Dune--on me it smells like hot tar. Also had problems with Eternity--it smells lovely on some, but on me it is cloyingly sweet.
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    Re: Favorite Jasmine Perfume?

    Joy in the perfume or EDP version. (In the EDT, the rose becomes more dominant on my skin.)
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    Re: Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant

    If you go to neimanmarcus.com, you can google for Quelques Fleurs. On that page you will see a pinkish bottle described as Exclusive Royale Eau de Parfum, and the Quelques Fleurs L'Original Eau de...
  5. Re: Ciara, Charlie, Love's Baby Soft, Wild Musk...which one would it be?

    Of the ones you have listed as choices, I would choose Intimate. I have worn each of these fragrances. I wore Charlie, Wild Musk and Chantilly quite a bit in the 70's, and the others you mentioned...
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    Re: What fragrance smells "magical" to you

    I think the fragrance oil pikake (Hawaiian jasmine) is "magical"...
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    Re: Surprising dissapointments

    I wanted to like Eternity...I wanted it to smell as nice on me as it did on my favorite SA...but alas, it did not!!!

    I had a similar experience with the fragrance Dune. I would love to get the...
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    Re: Why is my Ciara hated? I need advice

    I have owned Ciara in the past. It is a very "full-bodied" fragrance which lasts very well. I agree that a "less liberal" application may be the secret to enjoying this fragrance, and perhaps...
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    Re: New bottle for Lancôme's Magie Noire.

    This is an attractive bottle, but the previous bottle was really better suited for the scent (for example--the black color of part of the bottle as a symbol for the "night"--"noire"). When it was...
  10. Re: What would TV's Mary Tyler Moore wear?

    Laura Petrie: Coty's Imprevu

    Mary Richards: Charlie

    Rhoda: Love's Fresh Lemon

    Phyllis: Chanel No. 5
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    Estee Lauder's new "Beautiful Love"

    I have seen on Estee Lauder's website for the US that there is a new fragrance "Beautiful Love". I know it is already available at their department store counters in my location, too, but I haven't...
  12. Re: Holy Grail - Have you got one and what is it?

    I have to say that right now, my HG is Youth Dew Amber Nude. I love this fragrance start to finish, and I enjoy smelling the different notes in each stage of its development.
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    Re: What male scents drive you wild--on you?

    I have to say I love the men's Acqua di Gio. Will always have a bottle of it in the house--being worn by someone!!!
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    Re: Ancient Bottle of Youth Dew

    I had a bottle like this in about 1971. My bottle came in a tiny black suede pouch, the opening of which was at the top of the bottle. You could "pull" the bottle out of the pouch, use it, and then...
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    Re: Do you remember this perfume

    If you will go to this website:
    www.javaslublu.com
    and look in the Perfume Directory for Goya, you will find pictures of bottles of Goya's scents, and also the notes listed for the fragrances....
  16. Re: cant remember the name of perfume!! UGH

    Could the scent have been Flowers by Gilles Cantuel? It is in a very long bottle with a light green flower-like lid. You can see the bottle by going to www.javaslublu.com, going to the perfume...
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    Re: buying for my wife!

    I would vote for Angelique Encens as a smolderingly sensual Creed. I own Spring Flower, which is a light springlike floral fragrance (some say it doesn't last, but it does last and stay "true to...
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    Re: Old Spice Originally for Women?

    I do recall reading that Old Spice was originally to be a woman's scent--I read this in one of my perfume books, "Fragrance: the Story of Perfume from Cleopatra to Chanel" by Edwin Morris.
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    Re: Maria Callas' Perfume

    I recall reading somewhere, (but I don't remember where), that she wore Chanel No. 5.
  20. Re: New Jean Patou website coming this fall.

    Thanks for posting the link and info about Patou.
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    Re: Mixing classics with other perfumes.

    Love this thread! Lots of interesting ideas to try!
    (I can't bring myself to mix my beloved L'air du Temps with Eternity, though. Eternity, while lovely on some, is a "stinker" on me.)

    My MIL...
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    Re: do women like jasmine scents?

    I like jasmine--my favorite is the rose/jasmine blend Joy. I have the perfume,
    (albeit I've owned it since the 80's--it still smells lovely) and to my nose, jasmine is more dominant than rose in...
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    Re: Tigress - When was it discontinued?

    I can't remember exactly what year Tigress was discontinued, but I have "scent memories" of it. I loved the spicyness of the Tigress scent. My Mom had the solid cologne--shaped like an ice cream bar...
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    Re: DIVA Ungaro

    I have a Diva EDP mini, and I really like the scent. Don't know why I haven't "sprung" for a larger spray in this. I've never had an opportunity to try the EDT, but I like the EDP so well, I think I...
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    Re: L'Air du Temps by Nina Ricci (1948)???

    Please do keep us updated and let us know how she likes it when it arrives!
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    Re: KM Hanae VS Hanae Mori Butterfly

    I have been reading this thread with interest, because I've heard so much about Butterfly, but I've never tried it.
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    Re: L'Air du Temps by Nina Ricci (1948)???

    I, too, think your wife will love this gift, Dan. L'Air du Temps is a classic fragrance--and one of my favorites! In addition to housing a beautiful fragrance, the bottles containing the perfume...
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    Re: l'air du temps edp or edt?

    LoneFish, yes, this link shows a bottle just like mine.
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    Re: Would you refuse Angel?

    It was a lovely thought as a present. However, Angel is such a love it/hate it scent. I have Angel and the body creme, and I wear them and like them--however, weather is a factor, and I always apply...
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    Re: What scent to wear with purple and red

    If I had to choose from the ones you've listed, I would choose Coco. I have the EDT spray in Coco. I think Coco is a very elegant fragrance suitable for any occasion!
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    Re: l'air du temps edp or edt?

    LoneFish, my new EDT bottle has the plastic doves on top as the cap with the glass bottle base. The cap fits fairly tightly, with a click. The EDT is available in several types of bottles, at least...
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    Re: l'air du temps edp or edt?

    FufuLaRue, my favorite version is also the EDT. I love the light, spicy, powderiness of the EDT--and while it is light, it still has a lasting quality on me.
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    Re: l'air du temps edp or edt?

    Laura, thank you for posting your opinion regarding L'Air du Temps through the years. Since you have been acquainted with it for a long time, and your sister has worn it for about 30 years, you are...
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    Re: Celadon by Estee Lauder

    I loved the Celadon by Lauder. I purchased it as my choice of the three when they were first offered. I can't think of anything that compares with it scent-wise. It had a sweet top-note, to me, yet a...
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    Re: l'air du temps edp or edt?

    Regarding L'Air: I would appreciate some opinions of L'Air who have been devotees of it for years, (or like you, LadyLonestar, who have a close family member who has been devoted to it for years)--do...
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    Re: TOVA for Men

    I have used Tova original for women. I like it, but my husband doesn't, so I no longer own it. It had the bergamot notes, lavender and a sort of musk scented drydown. I really liked it, but didn't...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 25 December Christmas Day

    Merry Christmas to all who are celebrating, and best wishes to all!!!

    My sons gave me a set of Pleasures Exotic for Christmas--so that is my scent today!
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    Re: Shiseido Inoui

    I loved this when it was easily available in the US. Sadly, that's not the case anymore.
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    Re: A gift for my Princess

    Many of the suggestions above are excellent, but I would add that Creed's
    Spring Flower would be a lovely one for a gift. Originally made for the actress Audrey Hepburn, who herself exhibited many...
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    Re: Halston Query

    I was able to purchase a Halston set last Christmas season. It had large spray cologne, a small 1/8 oz bottle of the perfume, a small tube of shower gel and a small tube of lotion. They may repeat...
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    Re: Camilla Parker Bowles

    I have read that the Creed Fleurissimo was created for Princess Grace. But I have also read that she liked Lauder's Private Collection.

    I have even read disputing theories as to what Princess...
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    Re: Powerful chemistry

    Sallie, have you ever tried Lauder's Knowing? It is a chypre, and the lotion, cream and powder in it are all very nice if this scent agrees with your chemistry.

    Also, Paloma Picasso is a very...
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    Re: Powerful chemistry

    LadyL, I do enjoy our Texas weather. I lived up North long enough to get tired of driving in the ice and snow.
    But I am thankful to have air conditioning to help out sometimes with the heat and much...
  44. Thread: Mitsouko ?

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    Re: Mitsouko ?

    I have worn Mitsouko--I had the EDP about 15 years ago. While I have moved on, I remember it as a very special fragrance which worked well for me. I plan to give it another try when I'm in a store...
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    Re: Powerful chemistry

    Hello and welcome, Sallie,

    I agree with LadyL that it would be helpful to know some of your favorite scents or scent families. Then other Basenotes members could make suggestions of more lasting...
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    Re: Camilla Parker Bowles

    LadyL, I'll bet your are on target. It's likely a Floris or a Creed. I read somewhere that Charles favors "Green Irish Tweed" by Creed.

    Sue Ellen
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    Re: Camilla Parker Bowles

    Maybe as time goes by, more will be written about Camilla in this regard.

    I can't imagine that she would choose any of the scents favored by Diana. I guess that's just my "association by scent"...
  48. Re: How To Apply Parfum From A "Stoppered" Bottle?

    I love using the stopper of the perfume bottle to apply fragrance. It is not in contact with the perfume after you've used it to apply fragrance, it sits above the liquid.
    I do use a small spatula...
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    Camilla Parker Bowles

    Does anyone know the fragrance/fragrances that Camilla Parker Bowles favors?
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    Re: Help me find a fragrance!!

    I have Quelques Fleurs, I was able to find it at a bargain price, still in the cellophane from a seller on ebay. It is a nice fragrance--I agree it is timeless. I can't think of any fragrance with...
  51. Thread: YSATIS

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    Re: YSATIS

    I love Ysatis. I think of it as one of the lighter chypres--it is lighter on me than Knowing or Paloma (I love these, too). Its linear design works well for me. It seems that the jasmine comes out...
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    Re: Poison=Glade "Country Gardens"

    I agree that the burgundy-cap Glade seems to be a Poison clone. I do ocasionally like Poison--but only applied very lightly--I think that's the key.
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    Re: Youth Dew in the tub

    I have some of the Youth Dew Bath oil, and I agree that it takes just a little to give a wonderful scent to the water.
    I only have experience with the latest reincarnation, so I can't give LadyL's...
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    Re: Estee Pure Fragrance Spray

    I love Estee in all its forms!
  55. Re: "What Smellies You Got for Xmas"-Ladies Editio

    I received a Beautiful gift set from dear husband.
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    Re: Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

    Seasons Greetings to everyone!!!
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    Re: Where have all the chypres gone?

    I love chypres. Some of my favorites are Knowing, Paloma Picasso, Diva, Coriandre, and Diorella. The last one I purchased is Paloma. I will always have a bottle of Knowing in my fragrance collection....
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    Re: What is similar to OPIUM for women?

    I second the Chanel Coco suggestion (original, not Mademoiselle). I prefer the EDT in Coco, as I find it a little more "sparkling", but the EDP and Parfum have a smooth, rich quality.
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    Re: Floral fragrance for a floral-hater?

    I agree that First would be a good fragrance for your Mom to try.
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