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  1. Re: Need help finding a gift for someone that has it all...

    thanks for the update. I am sure she'll be thrilled. Now you are all set until Valentine's Day LOL.
  2. Re: SotD Wednesday 31 December - New Year's Eve

    mitsouko again -She will probably be my SOTW
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    Re: Losing My (Mitsouko) Virginity

    First, I admire your open-mindedness because I don't think I'd keep trying something that doesn't really move me. Second, I love Mitsouko and have it in both a modern edt and a vintage edp, I really...
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    Re: "Unwearable" scents you love to wear?

    I don't usually diss perfumes and I apologize to all of you AE wearers out there. I just feel really scarred by Aromatics Elixer right now. I keep the bottle I bought in the 80s at the back of my...
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    Re: What smells do you hate?

    I love how very strong these tastes or opinions are. Some make sense because they are coded to survival but the ones that are not are what really interest me. I am a hypnotist and I do use the...
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    Re: What are your favorite notes?

    I love how very strong these tastes or opinions are. Some make sense because they are coded to survival but the ones that are not are what really interest me. I am a hypnotist and I do use the...
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    Re: What smells do you hate?

    that is funny - no chewing gum here either. can't stand either the taste, the sensation or the look.
  8. Poll: Re: Should I give each of my EO a glass dropper or plastic pipette

    I use poly pipettes once and then throw them away. I don't store anything in my bottles of EO.
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    Re: What smells do you hate?

    put me down for: mildew, BO, urine & Aromatics Elixer
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    Re: What's your bag?

    I don't really carry a handbag. I have my organizer/binder that holds my phone, ipod, etc. It is a good size, about 9" x6" Then If I am going to carry the laptop, lunch, knitting or whatever I use a...
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    Re: It's just not "me" perfumes

    Coco, Champs Elysee, Beautiful, Lovely, White Linen, Anais Anais are all nice on me but feel incongruent. I am testing Lotita Lempicka right now and I like it but I need to analyze whether it feels...
  12. Re: Need help finding a gift for someone that has it all...

    I wonder what the threadstarter decided to give her?
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    Re: Marriage and Mixed Media

    I'd love to help but the only fragrances my husband owns are the Vetiver and Cuir de Russie I gave him and both smell wonderful with everything I own. That is why I picked them - LOL
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    Re: Recs for "Dirt" fragrances please

    I concur with Vetiver.
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    Re: "Unwearable" scents you love to wear?

    Uh Oh, IS Bandit an unwearable? I haven't noticed anyone moving away from me so far. I guess I'll ask my coworkers.
    Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune - It got some bad reviews and does have that odd sour...
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    Re: What do you wear when it's cool and sunny?

    We don't have a lot of Sunny and dry together here in Seattle but those are the conditions that call out for Rive Gauche.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 25th December

    I have dabbed myself with Frankincense and Myrrh oils. I'd like to feel Christmasy and warm but kind of reminds me more of men's shower soap, oh well.

    I thought about Cuir de Russie, Alba, I...
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    Re: Dear Basenoters...

    I so agree! Thank you Pomander for beginning the "Toast."

    I live in Seattle and most of the people I know still pride themselves on wearing only "natural essential oils" YUCK.
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    Re: I don't think I can keep it up

    I agree Clemmie. I am not in a financial position to have everything I might ever want to try on, but even if I were, I'm really not able to appreciate fragrances on such a casual basis. I need (for...
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    Re: I don't think I can keep it up

    Some of you may be teetering on collecting or cluttering which can be a symptom of depression. This can be especially noticable in the winter. I am a hypnotist and I work with people who have had...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24 December

    I'll go Mitsouko. I only hope I can smell it as I am still getting over a cold.
  22. Re: What fragrance commercials have you seen this holiday season?

    I don't have a TV. Tell me about any Guerlain ads!!!
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    Re: Favorites and Hair Color and Birth Month

    Note: what do L'heure Bleu, Opium and Shalimar all have in common? vanilla possibly?
    Natural hair color: gold-red blonde (see profile pix)
    Birthmonth: November Scorpio
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    Re: Perfumes that Men should know

    Yegads, my husband groups all fragrances into three types: cookies, bug spray and dryer sheets. He does respond favorably to a few of mine but when pressed for detals just asks if I've changed...
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    Re: First perfume for two little girls

    I remember my aunt gave me Chantilly at around that age. I bought my nieces scents for Christmas this year. I wanted to get them addicted but didn't want to buy anything that would be too juvenile or...
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    Re: Favorite vintage fragrance?

    I love Tabu! I don't wear it though because it was my grandmother's scent (Tabu and Pond's cold cream). On the difference between old and vintage: Most of what I do wear are old fragrances and I did...
  27. Re: Best fragrance-free moisturizer--doesn't interfere with frags

    I use Aveeno "daily" the one with the dark green cap. It was recommended by a dermatologist because I work in a clinic, wear powdered gloves and wash my hands about a hundred times a day. Skin cracks...
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    Re: what is your favorite perfume house?

    I am so not original: I am another Guerlain fan.
    I could happily wear Guerlain exclusively, the only "mood" they don't really have a replacement for is my Rive Gauche.
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    Re: Newbie needs a citrus frag

    I like Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic. I wore it much of the Summer and I am still spraying it in my office occasionally even though I have swapped it for Opium for Winter wear.
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    Re: Fragrance to mark an occasion.

    I have an advantage here! Chant d'aromes and Bal a versailles were both launched in 1962 (my birth year) and I like them both
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    Re: The salesmen was sold on.

    Congratulations! Rive gauche is a favorite of mine. It always makes me feel more confident and I love how the vetiver balances the flowers. What a lovely classic scent.
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    Re: Mitsouko guidance

    google mitsouko + vetiver. Everything I read says: "Peach, vetiver, and oakmoss"
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    Re: Vetiver Scents

    my husband says it "smells like dirt, but in a good way" LOL Rive gauche is my favorite vetiver. It smells like rain in a garden.
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    Re: Did you like your mom's favorite scent?

    She wore L'air du temps and Shalimar when I was little and I love those. I do wear Shalimar. In my teens she wore Lauren- She would spray it on upstairs and I would start coughing downstairs -I would...
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    Re: What do you smell on others?

    Too true - I grew up in Chicago and can remember being told that "perfume is like underwear - no one is supposed to know it is there" LOL
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    Re: Noxzema for *scrubbers*!!

    I've had the best luck with rubbing alcohol.
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    Re: Can we please discuss Shalimar?

    I think it is gorgeous: and I wear both the EDT and parfum quite a bit.
    The first two times I wore it all I smelled was baby powder but now I don't smell that at all. What seemed to make a...
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    Re: Scents for travel

    2nd day of trip so far. I've done Shalimar during the day and mitsouko for night. I think soap would be too inconvenient but my atomizers are working well. I bought two on ebay a couple weeks ago. It...
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    Scents for travel

    I am packing to go to a seminar and the hardest part is picking fragrances. Can't take anything too strong or next year they'll post "Fragrance Free" signs all over.

    These are the considerations I...
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    Re: Your most addictive fragrance?

    I agree Justina, Amarige is gorgeous and I've been wearing opium since my teens.
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    Re: Your most addictive fragrance?

    I can't get enough of L'heure Bleu or Shalimar. I guess what is addictive for me is a complex scent. When I wear anything too straightforward I just don't find myself sniffing as much.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24 January

    L'heure Bleu again. I may switch to Mitsouko for the evening. I got a wonderful deal from a Basenoter on the "Bleu" in EDP. Love it! - and I love buying from members.
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    Re: Should I or shouldn't I

    You should buy it! Definitely! Then when you don't like it you can send it to me!
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    Re: Fragrance preference tests

    Ozmoz: I got chypre. I agree since Mitsouko is one of my favorites - but I like Opium and L'heure Bleu equally well.
    Gurl: I got bohemian babe. Pretty true but patchoulli and eau de miel haven't...
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    Re: Why is my Ciara hated? I need advice

    Ciara is a pretty scent. Try 1 spray to the chest for a more subtle effect. Anything that is too strong may smell "cheap" to your family.
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    Re: I had no idea????

    http://www.perfumeemporium.com/womens/details.cfm?id=2110&perfume=Women%27s%2012%20Month%20Mini%20of%20the%20Month%20Club

    Ths club sounds like fun. I wish they let you choose what "genre" of minis...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 11 January

    Rive Gauche for today. I've heard the reformulation isn't as good so I am glad I still have a carefully stored 1982 vintage bottle left! Rive Gauche is so crisp! Prior to RG I wore perfumes received...
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    Re: What scents smell "voluptuous"?

    [QUOTE=djuna]It's funny how different our reactions can be to scents we've experienced. I find Mitsouko intelligent and faintly melancholy, Parfum Sacre tranquil, and Carnal Flower innocent and...
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    Re: Do you have any favs from Avon?

    I really liked topaz back in the 80's. Do they still make that one?

    Avon brings back some memories..

    my first perfume ever was Hawaiian White Ginger given to me by an aunt when I was about 5....
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    Re: What kind of "Mademoiselle" did I buy?

    I am blonde, have dryish skin and my solution was to give up on the expensive parfum for workwear. I buy EDP or EDT and reapply during the day. It is easier for me to spritz after lunch than to find...
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    Re: What scents smell "voluptuous"?

    to me: Mitsouko! It has an amazingly languid, soft, sexy smell.
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    Re: your advice for obtaining samples

    I look in the basenotes marketplace or search for decants on ebay. I've gotten samples of the ones people keep mentioning. Most combine shipping so my average has been 2.00 s/h for 2-4 decants. I...
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    Re: Desert Isle scent

    I am down to L'heure Bleu and Opium myself - still haven't made a decision
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    Re: Hurt Old Lady

    Grandma had good taste, so for me it is more an era than "old lady." I smelled Tabu the other day and was immediately transported to Chicago in 1967, riding in the buick with my Grandma. I had...
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    Desert Isle scent

    OK, everyone has soooo many to choose from but... what if you could only keep 1 fragrance. What would you choose from all that you own?
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    Re: Damn I'm good at math!

    I had to read it three times before I saw what was "wrong." Like my husband said when I discovered Ebay: If you keep saving us money we'll go broke!
  57. Re: REMINDER ::: Sniff-n-Speak Saturday, Jan. 6>>>ORIENTALS

    I started out with Samsara shine which is lovely but disappears really quickly on me. decided to try my vol de nuit decant but somehow ended up spritzing shalimar instead. The first baby powder whiff...
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    Re: If I love...

    I have no idea about the perfume but love the image - Thanks!
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 5 January

    fumerie is smoky, hazy, or an opium den & turque would be turkish of course.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 5 January

    Moi, L'heure bleu encore.

    Gads, I think I am addicted, I love this stuff. I've put on more already. In fact I just bought more: the EDP from another basenoter. I can't wait until it gets here to...
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    Re: Oriental Fra-suggestions?

    I just bought Samsara Shine - great deals on it on Ebay. It is really pretty and might be what you are looking for. Definitely oriental but without the heavy woody smell.
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    Re: Skin types / perfume types confusion

    red/blonde here: I like orientals and a few lush florals
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    Re: SotD Thursday 4 January

    When it is Thursday here, I'll be wearing L'heure Bleu again.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 January

    L'Heure Bleu
    So beautiful that it is distracting me from my homework. AAAHHH!
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    Re: Fragrance aromatherapy?

    Guerlain AA Pamplelune makes me happy. I don't wear it as much as I sniff it out of the bottle. It has an odd "sweaty" smell when worn that I personally find appealing (and fairly arousing) but I am...
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    Re: recommend a rose scent?

    Have you tried Guerlain's AA Rosa Magnifica? It is pretty easy to find on Ebay. Fresh, rich, and not "confused" with anything but rose.
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    It was the mid nineties... I spent 3 hours trapped in a car with Georgio. Ack! It began with nausea and ended up with a migraine.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 31 December, New Year's Eve

    Not feling very well today - so nurturing myself with Shalimar

    Ooh good idea Mochi, I'll switch to Jicky this evening!
  69. Thread: Insolence?

    by idthornell
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    Re: Insolence?

    I am new here and can't analyze a scent the way you folks do yet! but my mom brought me some samples of Insolence and at first sniff it reminded me of my grandma's hairspray from the 60s, horribly...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 30 December

    I really wanted Mitsouko today but my husband has guys over to watch motorcycle movies so I went with Rive Gauche (vintage bottle) instead. It is always so cool!
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    Re: Oriental Fra-suggestions?

    well everyone has listed my faves: opium, samsara, boucheron, & shalimar.
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    L'Instant D'un Ete

    from guerlain:
    L’Instant D’Un Été is a new, summer time limited edition of Guerlain’s ‘star’ fragrance, L’Instant. It is a lighter version which adds citrus. Guerlain describes the original...
  73. Re: Made of List of Frags I want to Try: now what?

    when you look up the fragrance in the directory you can see (on the right side of your screen) if anyone has any in their swaplists. Then you can pm them and buy/swap.
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    Re: Decanting for dummies

    Great info - now how do I get the lid off the EDP spray without breaking it or do I spritz into the decant bottle?
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    Re: Pronunciation help

    about L'Instant: I love it it is warm and not sweet. very pretty. And Lan stonh (as another poster suggested) is the correct way to ask.
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