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    Re: Rive Gauche splash

    Hi,

    Chanel 5 has never been a favourite of mine. I now love aldehydic frags but only if bitter. I now love, love Calandre, RG, First, White linen, Sublime and others of this sort but can not even...
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    Re: Rive Gauche splash

    Rive Gauche in splash was discontinued in the late 80s early 90's. It was still available in England in 91/92 but not in France. I remember getting a bottle of splash for a friend who worked in the...
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    Re: Tendre Poison - what is similar?

    Hi,

    I do not think it's worth mixing it up in a bottle. I have myself not done it and can't give feedback. Maybe You can try with a small quantity and see how it goes. Try to wear Cabotine on its...
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    Re: Tendre Poison - what is similar?

    Which scent are You talking about?
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    Re: Tendre Poison - what is similar?

    Hi,

    Let me first present my deepest condolences. No fragrance will be exactly like Tender Poison. My best friend wore and loved it. The closest (although not exactly the same) fragrance is...
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    Re: A fragrance for my GF. ** I NEED HELP **

    If it's Ralph she likes then this is what You should gat her. I hate when my husband brings me a fragrance I do not care about when there is one I badly desire. He says a sales assistant recommended...
  7. Thread: Layering Frags

    by Nevena
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    Re: Layering. Your best combinations.

    K Krizia + Grey flannel + Cabotine

    Trussardi (white leather like bottle) + Coriandre

    Narcisse Chloe + Amarige

    Sublime + First

    Miss Dior + Aromatics elixir + Molinard + Vent vert
  8. Re: Need help: Woody and green fragrance for night time

    Paloma Picasso - a dark green woody leather

    Molinard - soapy green chypre

    Coriandre - soapy, lemony, green aromatic chypre similar to Aromatics elixir

    Miss Dior

    First - watery green wood
  9. Re: Eau Sauvage vs. Diorella: Which one is more masculine?

    I'm a woman, I wear masculine frags but I would not dare wearing Eau sauvage. I never thought of Diorella as remotely masculine. It's one of the really feminine fragrances. Just wear what You like. I...
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    Re: New fragrance: Kouros pour Elle

    Good one :)
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    Re: JULES VINTAGE vers. NEW JULES ? Views Please !

    I do not notice any difference between the two. Vintage Jules was one of my late beloved stepdad faves. We still have some left. People who regularily wear it tell me it's not the same but I really...
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    Re: Mary Quant Havoc?

    I remember Havoc. I bought a half full bottle for peanuts in the early 90s from Portobello market in London. At the time I was not interested in this sort of scent and prefered heavy vanilla...
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    Re: Questions about the Poisons

    I completely agree with Le grand Duc. Poison was my first love and even reformulated remains within the frame of the original. The most masculine of the lot is the newest - Midnight Poison. Problem...
  14. Re: Do you think Tom Brady, Mr. Gisele Bundchen, really wears any of the Stetson scents?

    No need to explain anything to her friends. It's about money. Also, they might not be interested in fragrance as much as we are.
  15. Re: Are GREEN CHYPRES really out of style these days?

    I meant Soir de lune is nowhere as green and mossy as Eau du soir. I wore it when it came out and on me is lemony and floral. It lacks the pungency and complexity of old style green chypres.
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    Re: POWDERY POWDERY POWDERY.......The Odyssey

    Jean Charles Brosseau Ombre Rose gets another vote

    L'aimant by Coty- similar to Chanel 5 but more powdery

    Je reviens Worth

    Le Dix Balenciaga and nearly all vintage Balenciagas

    Rive Gauche
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    Re: The Fragrances of Alain Delon

    Iquitos is my favourite. A fruity floral woody leathery chypre. A true bomb with bewitching sillage. It's like a cross between Francesco Smalto and Joop Homme. Very complicated and unique. I wear it....
  18. Re: Do you think Tom Brady, Mr. Gisele Bundchen, really wears any of the Stetson scents?

    Well, not all the time but he could wear Stetson frags some of the time........ most of the time. Stetson has decent masculine fragrances and those are no worse than most niche scents. I remember one...
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    Re: Niki de Saint Phalle reformulated

    Hm, I do not know but I wouldn't be surprised. I recently purchased a bottle of Jacomo Silences and all I could smell was cheap carnations, roses + spice. It's not even close to the original. I even...
  20. Re: Are GREEN CHYPRES really out of style these days?

    My son's teacher wears Soir de lune. I do not perceive it as a chypre but as a nice clean floral. Crepe de Chine by Millot is an exeptional fruity semi-animalic chypre. It was very similar to vintage...
  21. Re: Are GREEN CHYPRES really out of style these days?

    I think it has to do with demand. Green chypres fell out of fashion long before the oakmoss regulations kicked in. I grew up in the 70s with my mum's Cabochard, Givenchy 3, Masumi by Coty and so on....
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    Re: Best sexy vanilla?

    For me it is Escada Collection. I never came across a similar edible vanilla scent. Pity it's discontinued.
  23. Re: Are GREEN CHYPRES really out of style these days?

    Yes, I think they are out of style and no longer made. The last new fiery green chypre was Eau du Soir in 1990 and it is still very expensive, exclusive and rare. Most green, bitter chypres are...
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    Re: Poison is still the real thing, isn't it?

    My mum had the EDT when it first came out, in 85 or 86 I think and it was a spray bottle, a tall one like the one on the first picture. She did not like it much hence I used to spray myself...
  25. Silences Jacomo smells of sweet carnations and roses to me

    I just received a bottle of Silences. Before ordering I read it was reformulated, but still green and bitter. The one I received is dreadfull - smells of sweet roses, carnations and spice. No powdery...
  26. Re: Ladies, take note of these words:- [ Humid + Hot + Above 30 degree celcius ]

    My hot + humid HG fragrance is Rive Gauche - a cold, snow like aldehid. I always choose cold and bitter fragrances for hot weather. I used to hate bitter, cold fragrances until I started living in...
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    Re: Scent Mall (Bulgaria) order not sent nor refund given

    Just google the site name + scam and see what comes out!!! They keep opening new sites - .co.uk, .net, .org whenever they get closed down. I'm really surprised noone can stop them as the site and tel...
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    Re: Scent Mall (Bulgaria) order not sent nor refund given

    Scent Mall is a scam company. They have a few websites under different names. I saw by chance their website and they advertised they had Gucci III, a frag I'll give a leg and an arm to possess. The...
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    Re: Trying to find a new scent

    Silences by Jacomo - on some people smells quite similar to Chanel 19

    Magie noire - vintage only

    Trussardi action - not easy to find as discontinues

    Vol de nuit - dark, green , woody
    ...
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    Re: Is there such a thing as an incense chypre?

    Miss Balmain - lots of incense and a leathery chypre, of course.

    Rumba - my all time fave. A very complex fragrance

    Ysatis - prominant sandalwood note.

    White diamonds - similar to Ysatis,...
  31. Re: Dior Dune parfum. Does anyone know when it was discontinued?

    My husband gave me Dune Dior in esprit de parfum for Valentine's day 2001. It was still on sale (at least in France) for 2 or 3 years after my daughter was born and desappeared around 2007 along with...
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    Re: The essence of sex

    Montana Parfum de peau - smells like a naked hot body

    Miss Dior - sexiest frag for hot weather

    Trussardi - I get the "buttcrack" smell from top to basenotes

    Rumba - like Montana, but...
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    Re: Most Famous Spiced Woody Female Fragrances

    Opium - my fave peppery sweet, woody concoction.

    Narcisse noir - spice and cedar, has a clean, soapy base. I can't stand the blast of spicy carnation that lasts forever on me.

    Jungle elephant -...
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    Re: Fresh, sweet recommendation?

    Try Narcisse Chloe - very similar to Kenzo flower and very cheap nowadays. The firs time I smelled Kenzo flower I thought of Narcisse

    Only Givenchy and Le de by Givenchy are worth exploring as...
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    Re: HABANITA .. Wow !! .. Unisex or not ?

    I instinctively looked around for a man who smelled of the scent I sensed in the air and that shows my brain registered it as masculine. I do not agree with a gender division and think one should...
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    Re: Grey Flannel - as beautiful as ever

    I fell in love with Grey Flannel after smelling it in a shop. It's quite expensive and unheard of here. I'm not a fan of violets. I do not wear Le Dix, Violette de Toulouse and similar. I love, love...
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    Re: Instead of Chanel N19

    It's hard to find a similar one as Chanel 19 is a very specific smell with the green bitter peppers in it. There isn't, to my knowledge, a scent, so distinctive. I can tell Chanel 19 apart from...
  38. Re: Scents that smell like old fashioned makeup/lipstick

    Pink violet at 30$ for 15ml is more expensive than Lipstick Rose at 135 euro for 100ml.

    Ombre rose is the ideal lipstick scent for me. Nude by Blass on me smells like lipstick/make up.
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    Re: HABANITA .. Wow !! .. Unisex or not ?

    I love Habanita but I never wear it. It's extremely masculine to my nose. I first smelled it it the air long time ago. Tried to pinpoint the man who wore it but noticed it was a lady nearby. Asked...
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    Re: Rochas Tocade - Help!

    I had a tiny bottle of Tocade that looks exactly like yours, cap and all. This was 5 or 6 years ago, I believe it's no longer made (the 30ml). Mine was fine, smelled exactly like Tocade in Sephora....
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    Re: Wich Rive Gauche..?

    RGPH is fresh and very aromatic, but not green. There is sweetness in it from the anise and cloves and not much lavender (if any). ADG is very green. RG bears no resemblance to Azzaro PH or ADGio and...
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    Re: Help me to identify this fragrance please!

    When was Your first boss wearing that fabulous fragrance? That will help me eliminate those mada after as so many great scents were made in the 80s. Dry, woody, spicy and not DN?????? Similar to DN,...
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    Re: Wich perfume do you bring along

    I never carry a bottle of perfume in my bag. I always seem to find forgotten samples in the bag and I remove them as soon as I find them. I like to travel light and take one small bottle with me (but...
  44. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Funny, 20 years ago I used to sit by a woman who wore Jungle Gardenia and loved it. Never got it for myself though. I love and wear TF Black Orchid. Just shows they are love or hate scents.
  45. Thread: Not walmart

    by Nevena
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    Re: Not walmart

    If she is so picky and only likes a few fragrances apart from Shalimar, I think it is better to ask her. Go and sniff some perfumes together and see what she likes! I have a friend who loves Shalimar...
  46. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Madness Chopard - salty rose + cough syrup, cold and spicy.

    I agree with Perfume addict, there are no bad perfumes, it's just the way we perceive them. I initially, like her felt some body odour...
  47. She makes the freshest, greenest chypre -...

    She makes the freshest, greenest chypre - Ayalitta. If You wear the old green Lauders, Miss Dior, Y YSL, You'll love Ayalitta. I liked a lot Tirzah, but it's no longer made. If I winn the lottery, a...
  48. Thread: Coco Chanel

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    Re: Coco Chanel

    The EdP is much longer lasting than the EDT on me, by at least 5 hours. My prefered concentration is the EDT, because I love powder and moss and insense in perfumes. Coco is a spicy Oriental - in a...
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    Re: Anyone ever order from Pascal Morabito, Paris?

    Yes, but it's those offices that deal with orders. If You mean the boutique, the shop, it's on the website. It's just across the road behind a corner from Guerlain's house on Champs Elisee.

    259 r...
  50. Re: Jesus Del Pozo In Black - Can It Be Worn By A Man?

    OK. I think one should wear what suits him and what he likes and not go by price, name, gender and so on. Noone in the street knows what perfume You wear, how much it costs and what audience it is...
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    Re: Has anyone tried Lady Million?

    OK, I see You are interested in how it compares to Carnal Flower. It's much lighter and smoother. CF has character - bitter green opening, sweetening phase and so on. I like it, but I find heavy...
  52. Re: Jesus Del Pozo In Black - Can It Be Worn By A Man?

    It's a heavy oriental with a tuberose+jasmine+orchid accord like Black orchid and Poison. I know many men who wear BO and a few who wear Poison. If You like those 2 and would wear them, JDP In black...
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    Re: Has anyone tried Lady Million?

    I like it. I said it was nice. Just it did not blow my mind enough for me to reach for my wallet :) . If I was given one, I'll wear it. It's more wearable than Womanity. For me it's not worth tha...
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    Re: Anyone ever order from Pascal Morabito, Paris?

    Well, I recently paid around 30 euro to ship a parcel that small to another EU country. I paid 15 euro to ship a small box of medecine to Holland, and not even reccomended. Just to give You an idea.
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    Re: Anyone ever order from Pascal Morabito, Paris?

    Mailing costs are high in France, very high, higher than enywhare I've been. It's not the company's fault.
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    Re: Has anyone tried Lady Million?

    Yes, I tried it. Twice. Its a very pleasant fresh modern nondescript concoction that explores the flowers in berries concept. Flowers and berries started with Poison, an avalanche of scents at the...
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    Re: Anyone ever order from Pascal Morabito, Paris?

    The Morabito's shop adress in Paris is:

    16, Place Vendome
    Paris 75001

    Nearest metro (tube, subway) station is Pyramides.
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    Re: Elizabeth Taylor's Perfumes

    Pheeew. Dam'it! I should have asked first. Poor sillage - is it the smell that's not nice or just the projection? What it resembles most -insect repellant? How long does it take for a parcel to...
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    Poll: Re: Kenzo Flower and Shalimar?

    Kenzo Flower is an exeptional floriental with a lovely powdery sillage. Very wearable and I know many Shalimar wearers who love and wear it. Shalimar is a difficult scent to wear. I have it, my...
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    Re: Scents in a shade of Grey

    Grey Flannel - sobre and really grey and calming. I wear it too.

    Gris claire - greyer than grey
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    Re: Elizabeth Taylor's Perfumes

    Thanks lilybelle. It sounds interesting, especially with the lilly of the valley. You, Americans, are lucky You can sample almost everything and cheap!!!!!!!

    Dam'it! Makassar! I just ordered...
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    Re: La Perla EDP = big civet note?

    Hm, strange. I, like Evangeline, have never ever detected a civet note in La Perla. Civet does not smell like the loaded diapers or septic tanks You describe. It's not an urine smell at all. To my...
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    Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    I wish Aromatics Elixir was a cheapie! Where do You get it from cheaply?

    My favourite cheap frags are Narcisse Chloe, Replique, Grey flannel and One man show.

    Favourite expensives are Escada...
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    Re: Belly dance perfume

    Talisman or Christobal by Balenciaga

    Tabu + Chantilly by Dana - not sure about Chantilly, I read it is no longer the same as the one made by Houbigand

    Opium by YSL

    Asja by Fendi
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    Re: Diorama by Dior Re- Issue !

    I prefer the original. Not my favorite, this one, I prefer Diorella for being lighter and mossier. Miss Dior is my fave and Diorissimo and Dioressence leave me cold.

    The original Diorama was...
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    Re: What can I layer with Donna Karan Wenge?

    I mix it with Rose noire by Valenti, Angel or Angel rose, Coco. Wenge+Cabotine is an awsome mix for summer, when the weather is scorching hot or hot and humid.
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    Re: Elizabeth Taylor's Perfumes

    Hi,

    Makassar, I'm thinking of getting ET Gardenia. My favourite gardenia scent is Anick Goutal's Gardenia Passion. What is ET Gardenia similar to (that I can go and smell in a store). Is it green?...
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    Re: What are your Favorite Soapy frags?

    Rive gauche - beats'em all

    Calandre - green and mossy and soapy

    Farouche - similar to the previous 2, sadly, only sold in Harrods

    L'aimant - very nice and clean. I love the smell on others...
  69. Re: Reporting Back: Ladies need your opinion please REFORMULATED MAGIE NOIRE

    I never wore the original but many people around me did. It was my best friend's signature frag and she does not like the new one. The old one was a dry, bitter, animalic and transparant. This one is...
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Oh, You have mentioned so many of my faves! I used to wear Moschino original but it was too fougere and manly to my liking. I agree a guy could wear it with ease. Here are some of mine:

    Trussardi...
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    Re: Balahe by Leonard.

    rickbr, You had a sample and I had a full bottle :). I bought unsniffed based on reviews. I saw it copared to Prada and DK Black cashmere which I love and wear. It was my biggest mistake. Madness is,...
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    Re: Balahe by Leonard.

    I wore it 15 years ago and remember loving it but it seemed a bit manly to me - anise + plum + patchuli accord. I do not find spicy orientals very feminine and avoid them like plague. My husband...
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    Re: Elizabeth Taylor's Perfumes

    I was very impressed when I first sampled E. Taylor's frags 20 years ago in London. The house has not 1 but 2 FiFi winners!!!!!! and that speaks for itself.

    Passion- a dramatic Poisonesque...
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    Re: Similar to Guess (original)?

    Hi,

    I remember the first Guess fragrance. In the early 90, my best friend wore Samsara and my flatmate wore Guess. They are very, very different fragrances and I see no similarity. Guess was to my...
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