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    Re: Chanel Coco EDP (US only)

    Another bump.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, August 2, 2014

    I can't believe it's August already!

    I'm in TDC Sublime Balkiss today. It's still hot and humid here, and it's a great fragrance for such a day.
  3. Re: New Frédéric Malle Release - Eau de Magnolia

    Magnolia is one of my favorite flowers and smells in nature. So far, no perfume has been able to capture its lush, creamy, but also slightly citrusy essence. I didn't expect this level of realism...
  4. Re: Serge Lutens - Jeux de Peau or Santal Majuscule?

    I am familiar with both although I don't wear either. If I have to choose between the two, my personal preference would be for Jeux de Peau. It is spicy, has enough depth, and is somehow better...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 3 June, 2014.

    Hi, I'm in Bottega Veneta today. The last time I wore this scent was in the winter. Today, when it's hot outside, the fruity notes are much more pronounced on me and even sweeter, while the leather...
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    Re: Most worn in May 2014

    By Kilian Bamboo Harmony
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 25 May 2014.

    Good morning! I am in Jo Malone Osmanthus Blossom at least for now. We are going to a cookout in the afternoon so I think it will be Hermessence Rose Ikebana later.

    Have a good Sunday, everyone!
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    Re: S.O.T.D - Tuesday 20th may 2014

    Quarry, thank you! He has a sense of style, too. His favorite perfume is Montale Chocolate Greedy (he loves anything that smells like chocolate and would probably eat the real thing if we let him,...
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    Re: S.O.T.D - Tuesday 20th may 2014

    Evangeline, the Mimosa looks wonderful and sounds like something I'd love, especially this season! Oh, another one for my to-try list just when I think I really don't need anything new.

    I...
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    Re: Maison Martin Margiela Untitled L'eau (US only)

    Bump :)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 5 May, 2014.

    It's always great to see the gorgeous pics people are posting!

    I'm in By Kilian Bamboo Harmony today from a decant. It's turning out to be my favorite green tea fragrance, even to my surprise....
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 1 May, 2014.

    In Hermessence Rose Ikebana today. I need something uplifting and energizing, and it always hits the spot.

    Have a great day!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, April 28, 2014

    Wearing Diptyque Geranium Odorata today from a sample. I can't say it's love at first sniff. It is fresh and citrusy, but that's about it.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 27 April, 2014.

    The Different Company Kashan Rose I feels perfect on me today. I am enjoying the base: still rosy and fresh.

    Have a great Sunday, everyone!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 24 April, 2014.

    Happy Birthday wishes to Teardrop!

    I'm in Hermes Mandarine Ambree today. It's perfect for the season--crisp, zesty, even juicy. Somehow, when the humidity arrives in summer, the amber makes a...
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    Re: Favourite Kilian - 2014

    Rose Oud has been a favorite for a long time. It is simply one of the best rose scents out there.

    Lately: Bamboo Harmony--green and effervescent, the tea is there, but doesn't dominate the...
  17. Re: Disney World/Epcot fragrance shops/brands?

    Yes, Guerlain is still there, and it has the exclusives!! (It's next to their Eiffel tower; you can't miss it.) It's definitely worth visiting.

    You can find a couple of other shops that sell...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    By Kilian Imperial Tea from a sample this morning.

    Have a good start of the week, everyone!
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Thanks, kumquat, for the reassurance :) ! I'm surprised that they'd just hide and ship the old bottles back instead of selling them and a bit puzzled about where these bottles will actually end up....
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Thank you for the heads-up! I had to go to Sephora this morning for something else, and I noticed they had only the new bottles, shaped like the original #5. I tried it, and if there is any...
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    Re: NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    You are most welcome, lpp! There's nothing like a good cuppa, and jasmine is my favorite floral tea. I've found I can be equally grumpy about perfumes and tea :)
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    Re: NEW by Kilian Imperial Tea and Sacred Wood

    I've tried both.

    Both are nice, but, personally, I like Imperial Tea better. I love jasmine tea (I prefer jasmine dragon pearls :) ), and it is amazing how Calice Becker has managed to convey...
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    Re: Chanel Allure and Allure Sensuelle

    They are quite different. I used to wear Sensuelle when it came out. It is much spicier than Allure, has more "oomph." Of the flowers, I can feel the rose, but the flowers are not in your face. It...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 14 February, 2014.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

    I'm heartened to see the many rose fragrances in the thread. I'm wearing By Kilian Rose Oud today (what else?!).

    The new Rose Oud by Parfums de Nicolai looks wonderful. ...
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    Chanel Coco EDP (US only)

    Chanel Coco EDP, 50 ml: In its original box; bought in a Chanel boutique in 2013. Sprayed only 2-3 times. Looks and is practically full. Asking: $60.00.

    Please add $5.00 for shipping. US only. ...
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    Re: Creamy, sweet and spicy?

    +1

    That's exactly what came to mind when I saw "creamy, sweet, and spicy." It has pepper, which melts into the sweetness of creamy vanilla and woods (not too sweet, though, and not too spicy)....
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    Re: Youngest perfumista?

    That's a great story! Your 3-year-old is very sophisticated. It must be in his genes :)

    My favorite perfume story with my daughter is when she was 5 years old, and we were browsing at Sephora....
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 7 February, 2014.

    Happy birthday, 30 Roses!

    It's a slow day. I'm home recovering from a dental surgery. I can't eat what I want, I can't drink what I want, but I can wear whatever perfume I want and how much I...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 30 January, 2014.

    By Kilian Amber Oud today--fluffy, warm amber, perfect for the gloomy day, and thankfully, very little oud.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 22 January, 2014.

    Mke, what a horrible situation! But this, too, shall pass.

    I'm in By Kilian Rose Oud today. I've been craving rose jam all day....
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    Re: Magnolia Grandiflora - Michel

    Evangeline, thank you for peeking in from Australia! I was hoping for a stronger magnolia, but rose and jasmine sound promising.
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    Re: Magnolia Grandiflora - Michel

    I got the email from Luckyscent, too. When I saw the thread, I was hoping someone's already tried them.... I really don't need more samples, but I am curious about these two. I love the scent of...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 18 January, 2014.

    Jo Malone Red Roses at least for the first half of the day. It should be "pink roses," though. It is a cold day, with a piercing wind, and I have to say that I like it much, much better than when I...
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    Re: Anyone know of a pure rose fragrance?

    I don't know what's with rose perfumes, and I simply don't have the time to research it, but it is very difficult to capture the aroma of the actual flower. Many rose perfumes end up being too musky;...
  35. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    It depends on how they are blended, of course, and how they are combined with other notes, but in general, I dislike;

    --tobacco
    --civet
    --anything that creates a "metallic" impression
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    Re: In Search of most divine Incense

    By Kilian Incense Oud +1

    You have to ignore the "oud" in it because there is not much in the fragrance and quickly fades away. I am not an incense fan, but if I have to pick one, it will be this.
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    Re: Smells from a cook's perspective

    Very good connection, indeed! I'm not a connoisseur in any sense, but I've noticed that I am very sensitive to the flavors and smells of food. I grew up drinking linden tea, chamomile, hibiscus and...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 3 January, 2014.

    It's surprisingly cold today here, too, with a sharp wind. I'm luxuriating in the sweet, warm embrace of Guerlain Tonka Imperiale with a cup of berry chocolate tea.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 2 January, 2014.

    In Chanel Coco Noir today.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 31 December 2013.

    I love the kitty stories!

    Shades, we adopted a young cat that we found near my child's school a year a half ago. We'd never seen homeless cats there before, and it was clear she had not been...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 29 Decemeber 2013.

    Grossmith Hasu-no-Hana from my sample. Quite unexpectedly, I like it (and like it more and more)! It dries down to a gorgeous spicy jasmine on me.

    I've been thinking I should try the Coco Noir ...
  42. Thread: Reviews..

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    Re: Reviews..

    I am one of those who think that waiting for a review to be published for several weeks is a bit too much, and it's not because I crave fame on the forum :) . I've posted reviews here and waited...
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    Re: Hermessence Longevity?

    It depends on the fragrance itself. I wear three of the line. For example, Hermessence Rose Ikebana, although fresh and fairly light, lasts on me for a very long time--all day! Ambre Narguile is...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 24 December 2013.

    I'm in By Kilian Rose Oud today--one spray only so it doesn't interfere with the smells in the kitchen too much :) It's such a cozy, sweet rose!

    We are baking gingerbread cookies (my little...
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    Re: New Tauer PHI-une rose de Kandahar

    I've been testing this fragrance for the last couple of days.

    First thought: Where is the apricot? I love apricot, and I was hoping that it would be more prominent, at least in the beginning. I...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 20 December 2013.

    kally, happy anniversary! Wow, this is a big change for a vegetarian (the meatloaf, not the marriage :) I have been a vegetarian for a long time and my spouse is a committed carnivore; we've had...
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    Re: Demeter - What's up with them?

    It's great to read your thoughts on these, ScentFan! Thank you for the reviews.

    Ulta used to carry Demeter, and I remember they were fun and very realistic. There was one called Geranium or...
  48. Re: Women's perfume (Roses & Vanilla) with longest-lasting-sillage

    Annick Goutal Rose Splendide though I don't know about 10-hour requirement.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 16 December 2013.

    L'Artisan Tea for Two.

    I'm drinking my favorite Indian tea--Maharaja Chai--which smells like Tea for Two.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - December 2013

    canuck21, Rose Barbare is, indeed, a great chypre rose. I usually dislike honey in perfumes, but here it doesn't annoy me. It's interesting how my perception of the scent changes depending on the...
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    Re: Summing Up 2013

    What a great thread! Sadly, I don't think it was a very exciting year perfume-wise for me.

    Best Launch
    I had to think a lot about this. I'll have to go with Chanel 1932 because of its almost...
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    Re: Beautiful Roses

    I love roses! I use rose soaps, hand washes, and drink rose teas. However, I found I am very, very picky about rose perfumes. Although I've sampled many (too many)--both niche and designer--I can...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 2 December 2013.

    I cannot believe it's already December! December?!

    Happy B-day, Mimi!

    I'm wearing Le Labo Poivre 23 from a sample today wishing that I'd found this scent years ago when I was crazy about...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 28th November, 2013.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Checking in between making the carrot dish and the mashed potatoes.... In Chanel Coco today.

    Happy birthday wishes to Kumquat and a speedy recovery to Kewart!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 26 November 2013.

    A very happy birthday to Mike!

    I'm wearing Caron Delire de Rose from a sample today. It's very pleasant, but not particularly moving.
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    Re: Sweet seductive rose perfumes

    Oh, roses! When I saw the word "sweet" in the title, I immediately thought of Keiko Mecheri Attar de Roses, but then when I read the post, I see that it has to be "fresh."

    You can certainly try...
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    Re: Buy it for the Drydown?

    I can think of at least several fragrance whose dry-downs I prefer to the opening. Chanel Coromandel, however, is a great example of what you describe. The beginning is rough for me, but the dry-down...
  58. Re: Chanel Eau Premiere is getting a new bottle shape!!!!Possible Reformulation too! AGGGGHHHH!!!

    I don't care if they change the bottle, but why would they touch the juice?? It's been a successful perfume. Thanks for the heads-up! I hope it's just a rumor.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 19 November 2013.

    Costume National 21.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 16 November 2013

    I hope everyone has a great start of the weekend!

    I'm in Guerlain Tonka Imperiale today. It's the first time I felt wearing it this fall.

    Kiliwia, Grossmith Hasu No Hana sounds very...
  61. Re: Candied oranges / fresh mandarin oranges scent

    +1

    I usually avoid citrus fragrances, but this one surprised me and certainly is not "sickly sweet."
  62. Re: My cat likes Dangerous Complicity by ELdO

    I don't think my cats like perfumes much. The only time one of my cats had a strong positive reaction to a perfume was when I was experimenting with a sample of Montale Chocolate Greedy. He was...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 12th May 2012

    Happy Mother's Day to all moms (and moms of pets, too)!

    I am in Amouage Reflection Woman today. I only think of it around this time of year.

    ErinK, I think I can understand your frustration...
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday May 5th, 2013

    I am in Jo Malone Osmanthus Blossom today. The cliché "spring in a bottle" comes to mind, but clichés, not unlike the shape a favorite and familiar dress, are not inherently bad :)
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 28th April 2013

    Hello, I hope everyone is having a good Sunday.

    I am in Kelly Caleche EDP today. I like the fresh rose in it.

    Having to do a lot of boring reading today, and the weather is just perfect. I...
  66. Re: Patchouli that is green or citrus and NOT sweet/gourmand or incense/spice

    Atelier Mistral Patchouli +1 . It's available in the U.S. It is a very unusual patchouli, without any sweet notes I could feel, and definitely with a touch of green.
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 27th April 2013

    Good morning!

    Magnolia Nobile is beautiful, Evangeline, and so appropriate this time of year!

    Like Evangenline and Kiliwia, I am also in white flowers today: Jo Malone Osmanthus Blossom. It...
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    Re: Today I Bought - April Edition

    Thank you, Kiliwia! To be honest, I don't know if it's a nice osmanthus scent. I've never smelled real osmanthus. It is a very happy and bright scent, though. The citrus is quite distinct. I'll be...
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    Re: Today I Bought - April Edition

    Me too!! I tried it yesterday, and it was so fresh and perfect for spring I got the small bottle. It's very different from TDC Osmanthus.
  70. Re: What is the "correct" way to review a fragrance?

    There isn't one "correct" way to write a perfume review. It is not a scientific article based on an empirical study. When it comes to perfumes, our impressions are influenced by our individual,...
  71. Re: Chanel 1932--anyone think this is a floral chypre with a touch of fruit at the heart?

    Thank you for posting the notes. The ones that I felt most distinctly were: jasmine/neroli (a very gentle floral accord), vetiver, white musk. I have to clarify that the fruity impression comes...
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    Re: Wedding perfume

    First, congratulations!

    I would second (third) the Chanel 22 suggestion. If you'd like to stay with the Chanel family, I'd also recommend trying Bois des Iles. Chanel 5, 22, and Bois des Iles all...
  73. Re: Chanel 1932--anyone think this is a floral chypre with a touch of fruit at the heart?

    I haven't given it a rigorous test, but from spraying it a couple of times on my skin, I got a relatively light, even restrained floral (didn't think it was a chypre then). Unfortunately, the rose...
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    Re: Incense/herbal female scents?

    I usually don't like incense so I was surprised by Aedes de Venustas Eau de Parfum, the new one, not the room spray. It has what I am tempted to say "blond" incense with a distinct herbal note. In...
  75. Re: La myrrhe, serge lutens , your opinion about this fragance.is it a must have or not..?

    I would recommend getting a sample and trying it.

    I am one of the people who like this fragrance but don't love it. The aldehydes are beautiful, but the dry-down is so-so on me. It is sweeter...
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    Re: SOTD, Friday 29 March 2013

    Amouage Dia today from a decant (can't decide if I need... no, if I "want" a full bottle).
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday 17th March 2013

    I'm in Guerlain Rose Barbare today.
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    Re: SL La fille de Berlin

    That's how I felt about this "metallic" element. It would have been perfect without it (for me)! Thankfully, it is only a phase and goes away. I agree about the color of the juice: It matches the...
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    Re: SOTD Friday Narch 15, 2013

    I'm in SL La Fille de Berlin from a sample today (I mentioned my impressions in the thread about it). It's the last day of a busy week, but the next one is truly crazy.... I'll need a calming scent....
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    Re: SL La fille de Berlin

    I tried it, too, from a sample. This is very different from SL's other roses. I agree with bonsai that it reminds of Rose Etoille d'Hollande, mainly because of the velvet softness of rose petals and...
  81. Re: Bois des Îles has very poor tenacity: tips to improve it ?

    It's definitely not a sillage monster, but it lasts longer than a few hours on me. I use a spray for the nape of my neck (so it clings to my hair) and a spray on my decolletage just before I dress....
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    Re: SotD: Monday 4th March, '13

    30 Roses, I'll be thinking of your mom!! I am so sorry.

    Happy Birthday wishes for rtamara!

    I am wearing Margjiela Untitled L'eau today. It's keeping me awake with a somewhat harsh green note....
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    Small sample of SL La Fille de Berlin

    This is no longer current.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd February

    Good luck, Mike! I hate moving, too.

    I am in Hermessence Rose Ikebana today.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 18th February

    It's a perfect day for the warmth and sweet spiciness of Tea for Two although in my case it will be more like Tea for One because I am at work until very late.

    Evangeline, I liked 1932! I thought...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 17th February 2013

    It's a sunny but cold morning, sufficiently cold for me to be wearing Ambre Narguile. It's certainly yummy!
  87. Re: Sweet & Sour (in the same fragrance) chypre?

    I thought about Bottega Veneta, which I am actually wearing today. It has this sour accord, counter-balanced by the sweetness (but not too much) of ripe fruit. Don't worry about the leather or...
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    Re: Enchanted Forest

    I finally managed to obtain a sample. I like the green juicy opening; the green leaf comes through very clearly, and the fruit is just right--not sweet, not overly tart. I use fresh rosemary a lot,...
  89. Re: SotD Thursday 14th February 2013, Valentine's Day ♥

    Evangeline, absolutely :)

    Elizrj, Amouage Memoir is fairly dry, strongly based on incense, and only slightly sweet. The color doesn't seem rosy dark to me; Chergui looks more like that. Memoir...
  90. Re: SotD Thursday 14th February 2013, Valentine's Day ♥

    Happy Valentine's Day! I'll be wearing By Kilian Rose Oud today. It is both rosy and sweet :)
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 10th February 2013

    I'm wearing TDC Sublime Balkiss today.
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    Poll: Re: What is your Preferable Bottle Size ?

    I voted for 75 ml or less. I prefer smaller bottles. I've seen 30-ml bottles in Europe, and I wish there were available here, too.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, 2nd February, 2015.

    Chanel 5 Elixir Sensuel.
  94. Re: Guerlain Idylle Duet, Narciso Rodriguez for Her, Eau Rose (US only)

    Prices updated :)
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    Re: Fresh green scents?

    Maison Martin Margiela Untitled or the L'eau version (on me it lasts fairly well in the hot, humid summer, after several sprays; I usually spray once or twice only)

    Vero Profumo Mito: check it out...
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    Re: SotD Monday, 21st January 2013

    Cartier Declaration D'un Soir today.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 20th Jan 2013

    This one.

    I hope everyone is having a good Sunday!
  98. Re: Name A Few Fragrances You Really Thought You Were Going to Like ,Didn't and Why?

    There are so many I can't list them all.

    Here are some recent, notable examples. I thought I'd love them because of the raving reviews, but my feelings were, if not really negative, tepid.
    ...
  99. Re: The good, the bad and the ugly - Oriental rose scents

    I am not an expert, but it seems that the saffron-rose combination is particularly favored in Arabic-style fragrances.

    My suggestion would be (although I am sure you've done this) to smell the...
  100. Re: The good, the bad and the ugly - Oriental rose scents

    I don't know if it could be technically classified as oriental, but I liked Cartier Declaration d'un Soir. It is spicy (and remains spicy). It is also pleasantly woody although there is no oud in it...
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