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    Re: Blackberry fragrances

    Molinard Mure is also very blackberry intense. I don't see it mentioned a lot. Try Philosophy Falling In Love/Unconditional Love. And McEvoy's Sexy #9 too.
  2. Thread: NICHE gourmands

    by Kazzy
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    Re: NICHE gourmands

    Adding Un Crime Exotique from Parfumerie Generale and Lann Ael from Lostmarc'h to the list.
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    Re: What We Wore as teenagers?

    I was a teenager in the 70's. I remember wearing Cachet and Chantilly, my mother's Emeraude and Toujour Moi and my favorite Vanilla Musk. My first grown up fragrance (Shalimar) didn't come until I...
  4. Re: Breakthrough game-changer scent for avowed fragrance-haters

    I turned my sister on to Trish McEvoy #9, which reminds me of playing in the blackberry brambles with her when we were kids. Also, I gave her my decant of Chergui when she wouldn't take any money for...
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    Re: Can you help me? Gourmand with thick caramel!

    CSP Caramel Sunset
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    Re: Amber recs please

    I don't think my favorite amber has been mentioned yet; Ambre D'Or by Il Profumo. I also like Etro Ambra and Amber Sultan and Obsession Sheer. I love me some amber.
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    Re: Does Rochas Man have unisex potential?

    I have a bottle of Rochas Man and wear it. I actually prefer Bond #9 New Haarlem but that is much more expensive. RM is similar enough to satisfy my though.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 31 October

    I'm in Chergui today.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, October 28

    HaPpY BiRtHdAy to Lessa!

    Happy Anniversary to the Hebes!

    Hugs to any and all who need them.

    I'm wearing Cardinal today for the first time of the season.
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    Re: Warm gourmand-ish designer scents for winter

    Delices d'Epices-Les Belles de Ricci
    Theorema-Fendi
    Winter Delice-Guerlain
    Jil-Jil Sander-don't know if this is still available.
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    Re: Reasons why you like sweet scent(s)?

    I have a sweet tooth. They say that most of tasting is actually in the sense of smell. So, if I can enjoy my sweets without the calories, so much the better! Also, I have that food=comfort...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 October

    Another belated Happy Birthday to potiron!

    I'm in Daim Blond again. This one is becoming my favorite decant. I can see I need to add it to my ever expanding Serge Lutens full bottle wish list.
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    Re: The most masculine Serge Lutens

    I haven't tried all of them yet but of the several I have tried I would say MKK and Encens et Lavande are more masculine than I want to wear.
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    Re: S O T D Friday 23 October 2009

    Condolences to Sunnyfunny on her and her family's loss.

    Congratulations to SMM on reaching the half century mark with style and aplomb!

    I am in Delices D'Epices - Les Belles d'Ricci today and...
  15. Re: Before the "perfume hobby," did you have a signature scent?

    When I was a teenager I had a few, cheap fragrances I wore; Max Factor Green Apple, Vanilla Musk, and Ciarra before I started dating my now husband. He didn't really like fragrance or makeup and so I...
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    Re: Today I Bought... October '09 Puchases!

    Found a bottle of Burberry Summer at Marshall's. Haven't decided if I'm keeping it for myself or giving it as a gift. I know I enjoy it but it doesn't last long. I think my mom will like it.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 20 October

    The weather here has taken a cooler turn and so I took the opportunity to break out Theorema for the season.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 18 October

    I'm in Daim Blond today. Every time I wear this it grows on me and I find myself snuffling my arms all day. I don't need to fall in love with any more Luten's. I already have 5 FBs on my wish list!
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    Re: 5 Frags you can't live without ~

    1. Trish McEvoy #9 Blackberry and Vanilla Musk
    2. Un Crime Exotique -Parfumerie Generale
    3. Ambre d'Or- Il Profumo
    4. Musc Ravageur, -Fredrik Malle
    5 Chene- Serge Lutens
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    Re: S o t D Tuesday 29 September 2009

    I'm in my curl up on the couch with a good book scent today, Demeter Graham Cracker.
  21. Thread: Need some SPICE!

    by Kazzy
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    Re: Need some SPICE!

    You should sample Un Crime Exotique by Parfumerie Generale. Gingerbread/mincemeat pie spicy, yummy. One of my all time favorites.

    I recently tried Asja by Fendi which is sadly discontinued but I...
  22. Thread: Comfort scent

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    Re: Comfort scent

    Apparently when I need a comfort scent I turn into a 5 year old. I want Demeter Graham Cracker (which I'm wearing today, btw) and CSP's Lait Sucre. Also, agree with the Lann Ael recommendation.
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    Re: Pumpkin spice fragrance?

    Demeter has a Pumpkin Pie fragrance that I find more spicy than sweet, or pumpkin, really. I also love Un Crime Exotique. It smells more like mincemeat pie with cream on top to me. No pumpkin in...
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    Re: Today I sampled.....

    Retesting Luten's Encens & Lavande. It just reinforced my earlier impressions. I like it but, it has an aromatic piney thing going on in the opening that that persists for quite a while that reads as...
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    Re: S O T D Friday 25 September 2009

    I'm retesting my sample of SL 5:00 au gingembre. This is one of the few Luten's I've tried that I do not love. It's not bad, just not quite "it" for me. It's just as well, because there are about...
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    Re: Secret Shame: the teenaged years

    Max Factor had a Green Apple scent that I loved. I would happily drench myself in it again if I could find a bottle. I have been stalking ebay for it. I also wore Vanilla Musk. I bought a bottle of...
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    Re: Fendi Theorema (what is Leggero?)

    I have all of the versions of Theorema except the men's. IMHO the Leggero is the lightest and I like it the least. I was ready to swap it until I recently retested it and didn't dislike it. I agree...
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    Re: SotD Friday, August 21 2009

    I'm wearing an Essence of Obsession - Leafy Tonic today. I wish I had a big bottle of this rather than the purse size roll on.
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    Re: A scent that smells like Pumpkin Pie?

    Demeter makes one called Pumpkin Pie, IIRC.
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    Re: Which men's frags do you wear?

    I have been venturing into the mens' aisle more and more lately. I have allergies to many florals and so a large portion of fragrances marketed for women don't work for me. I love several Serge...
  31. Re: Has anyone sniffed Jessica Simpson's Fancy Love in a store? r/o/p

    I tested both Fancy and Fancy Love at Ulta the other night. FL is not as sweet or as strong as Fancy. It was fairly nice while it lasted which wasn't long, not even two hours on me. Fancy lasted...
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    Re: i wanna smell like caramel /toffee

    CSP Caramel Sunset
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    Re: SoTD: Tuesday August 11

    Etro Ambra today.
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    Re: Exploring leather & incense frags...

    I haven't tried enough of the leather fragrances to help in that dept. but for incense I recommend my favorites; Cardinal by Heeley, Black Cashmere, Nu, Avignon. Messe de Minuit is interesting but it...
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    Re: SotD Friday 7 August

    A.A. Herba Fresca for me today. Have a great Friday, all!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 6 August

    CK One Summer 2007 vintage (I think). I don't hate this but I don't think I'll bother to wear it again either. I wonder if I could get my husband to wear it. I think it would be better on him.
  37. Re: Blackberry & Vanilla Musk #9, a scent by Trish McEvoy

    I can't believe my review is still the only one on this beautiful fragrance on basenotes! There are lots of reviews of it on MUA .

    The base of vanilla lingers for many hours on my skin.

    I...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 30 July

    I'm wearing les Belles de Ricci, Delice de E'pices today. I haven't worn this in ages. The last time I did there was a funky note I hadn't noticed before. It's back to its previous wonderfullness...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 29 July

    I had lunch with my lovely daughter today. She was passing through town on her way home to move apartments this week. Still working my way through my blind buys that I rarely wear and making...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 22 July

    I'm also wearing Daim Blond today.
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    Re: SotD Monday 20 July

    Serge Lutens Chene. My decant is nearly gone. I need to decide soon if I am going to buy a full bottle of this.
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    Re: SotD Friday 17 July

    Bvlgari Omnia for me today. I'm trying to decide if it's a keeper or destined for the swap bin and I'm leaning towards the later. It smells like floral soap on me. That fresh out of the shower scent...
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    Re: SotD Monday 13 July

    Sampling Sushi Imperiale today. It's ok, don't love it.

    Quarry, having a fat doc is no guarantee of not getting 'the fat lecture'.
    I met my previous general practitioner when I had sprained my...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 12 July -09

    Unfortunately, I'm familiar with the plantar fasciitis as well. The custom orthotics do help. Reverse leg lifts on the weight machine seem to help too. And foot stretches with one of those huge latex...
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    Re: Recs needed of scents with citrus AND vanilla

    Another creamsicle type fragrance is from Perlier's Ricette Naturali line; Vanille Orange.
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    Re: Recs needed of scents with citrus AND vanilla

    AA Pamplelune. I don't know how available it is now though.

    How about Fresh Sugar? Very lemony and vanilla.
  47. Re: Help with top notch Amber scents to try! Niche Only

    I went through several amber samples last year in my search for the perfect amber and my favorite of the bunch is Il Profumo's Ambre d'Or. Runner up was Amber Russe.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 9 July

    I'm wearing Exact Friction of the Stars today from a sample. I am meeting my husband for lunch and he loves the sweet coconut scent on me. Perhaps enough for me to order a bottle.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 8 July

    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 8 July

    I like that Turbulences bottle, Kumquat!

    I don't think I've joined in the SotD thread before, I should probably introduce myself. I'm Kazzy, I've been lurking around here for awhile.

    I'm...
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    Re: Gingerbread / Ginger notes

    It's been discontinued for quite a while now. I got mine on ebay several years ago. I would start haunting ebay and swap lists for it. It may take some time for a bottle to turn up. Really, UCE is...
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    Re: Gingerbread / Ginger notes

    I love Gingerbread scents too. My favorite is PG's Un Crime Exotique, followed closely by CSP's Pain d'Epices which unfortunately, is very hard to find now. The most Christmas-y of them IMHO is the...
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    Re: What are the top 5 on your wish list?

    My full bottle wishes at the moment;

    Musc Ravageur- This is the one I want the most, but I may have to settle for a decant or one of those small bottles.
    Burning Leaves- CBIHP
    The Exact Friction...
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    Re: Theorema vs Leggero

    I love Theorema and Esprit d'Ete even more. However, I found the Leggero disappointing. It is very different than the others. It is much lighter and more citrusy and doesn't last nearly as long. It's...
  55. Re: Not to beat a dead horse, but I found "my" sample organizing system...

    Ooh! I haven't seen those clear ones like you got, tang. I'll have to look for them!
  56. Re: Not to beat a dead horse, but I found "my" sample organizing system...

    That a great idea for the larger boxes but the print would have to be microscopic to fit the smaller boxes. Sadly, I need the large print edition these days!
  57. Re: Not to beat a dead horse, but I found "my" sample organizing system...

    The .44 boxes are too short for my hmm, what size are those vials? 2 1/2 ml? They do fit in a box designed for .243/.308s. There is extra room above them, so they would need a layer of foam on top or...
  58. Re: Not to beat a dead horse, but I found "my" sample organizing system...

    That's a cute solution, semisweet! Mine is not as elegant, but it works well, keeps the vials upright and snug....
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    Poll: Re: Searching for a blackberry alternative

    I love Blackberry scents more than any other, I think. My vote is for Trish McEvoy #9 Blackberry and Vanilla Musk. It is my all time favorite blackberry or any other kind of fragrance. It smells like...
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    Poll: Re: Amber Amber Amber -- Your Favorite Amber Frag?

    I'm just discovering ambers. I've only tried 1/2 of the ones on this list. My favorite so far is not on the list; Il Profumo's Ambre d'Or. From this list I enjoy Etro Ambra, Ambre Sultan, and the...
  61. Re: dabbling in the men's scent arena: cool water, polo, BP, Safari, Egoiste Platinu

    I've been sampling some men's fragrances as well lately. I love and bought myself Tumulte PH. Very cedar-y and incense. I used to wear Angel A*men but I have gotten tired of it, though I still prefer...
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    Re: What would you wear on your b-day?

    Happy Birthday Naking! We share a birthday! I will probably wear my favorite, Trish McEvoy #9 Blackberry and Vanilla Musk. That is, if I survive riding my number of years on my bicycle first. (which...
  63. Re: Terre D'Hermes for women -- or a similar fragrance?

    I have been debating this myself. I like it on me but it is a little masculine. Maybe I'll buy it for my husband and use it myself on occasion!
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