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  1. Re: Great florals with monster sillage and long lasting?

    Insolence EDP by Guerlain is pretty epic in its scope. I try and put the world's tiniest sprays on 'cos it's so strong. It's fantastic but it is a bit full on. Great if you like violets. Flipping...
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    Re: What is the perfume of your parents?

    Mum: Penhaligon's Lily of the Valley, Miss Dior, Diorissimo, Cinnabar (I thought her tiny bottle of the parfum was sooo glamorous.) and Private Collection. Currently loves the Laura Mercier Creme...
  3. Re: My new Vintage Vol de Nuit Purchase - I feel blessed!

    WOW! That is truly amazing. What a find! I can't stop looking at it. What beautiful works of art the classic Guerlain bottles and boxes were. As with the big Shalimar bottle I bought recently...
  4. Thread: Nahema

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    Re: Nahema

    It's possible the bottle wasn't stored properly. In fact that's what I'm wondering! Still, at the moment I feel wary of asking them this when I feel unsure of my ground (although I've bought perfume...
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    Re: What's your favorite Lutens scent?

    I love Chergui best -it reminds me of Shalimar in some ways. I also love Arabie and Fille en Anguilles -they both say 'Christmas' to me in their own very different ways. Arabie is all rich but...
  6. Thread: Nahema

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    Nahema

    I bought a tester parfum bottle of Guerlain's Nahema and it is nowhere near as nice as I remember it when I tried it in a shop last year. It has what I can best describe as a vegetable oil, maybe...
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    Re: Your Process for Purchasing New Perfume

    Mixture. Some are carefully planned, read up on, samples sought and then carefully considered. Other times I have bought on impulse. For example, recently I went from total ignorance of Back to Black...
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    Re: A perfume that smells like creosote?

    I realised when I was posting my thread about Shalimar that I never updated this one. Sorry! I couldn't find all the scents mentioned but I did find and try out L'air du Desert Marocain, Lonestar...
  9. Re: Suggestions for a Vanilla fragrance with Cinnamon?

    'L' by Lolita Lempicka is a truly beautiful blend of Vanilla, Orange, salt and Cinnamon. Plus, Maurice Roucel, who made Musc Ravageur mentioned above did 'L' too and 'L' is way cheaper. And even...
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    Re: LEMON suggestions

    Castile by Penhaligon's is a lovely scent that smells very lemony (to me, more than Blenheim Bouquet although I like this too). I usually think of Castile as AdP Colonia's brother. My housemate wears...
  11. Re: Questions about a giant Shalimar parfum bottle

    Oh, it's going to be worn, and often! I was wearing it just to mooch about the house on Staurday less than 15 minutes after first unwrapping the box. I did hesitate for a tiny moment but just because...
  12. Re: Questions about a giant Shalimar parfum bottle

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    The box, as requested! It was funny - because the box was sold as sealed, the...
  13. Questions about a giant Shalimar parfum bottle

    I bought an enormous bottle of Shalimar parfum at the weekend from an extremely nice eBay seller. It's 125 ml so it's pretty enormous for the extrait. Well it seems big to me, anyway!

    (Here's my...
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    Re: Favorite Dry Downs?

    Chamade. It's so warm and inviting after that rather cold beginning. I love perfumes that take you on a little journey!
  15. Re: Are they stopping production of L by Lolita Lempicka?

    Well, perfumes hang around online a while after being discontinued because it takes time for the existing stock to clear. It may well NOT be stopping production. I sure hope not! However, the big...
  16. Are they stopping production of L by Lolita Lempicka?

    There seem to be tons of bottles of L on ebay all of a sudden. Is it going out of business? I'd be sad because this is one of my favourites! Also, I keep meaning to save up for the parfum of it but...
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    Re: A perfume that smells like creosote?

    I've sent off for samples of Lonestar Memories and L'air du Desert Marocain. The former because so many people have been kind enough to suggest it might be the answer to my creosote-y prayers and the...
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    Re: A perfume that smells like creosote?

    I know :( The smell of summer gone forever. But maybe its spirit lives on in Lonestar Memories! Thanks for the tip - from past experience, Tauer's stuff is a pig to find here, but I'll keep a sharp...
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    Re: A perfume that smells like creosote?

    Wow, thanks! I'll stop by Boots on the way home to check it out. How exciting to think there might be something that has this smell! :)
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    A perfume that smells like creosote?

    As a child of the 1970s, I always deeply loved the smell of the garden fences, freshly painted with creosote. Does anyone happen to know of a scent that reminds them strongly of this smell?

    For...
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    Re: Finding Rochas Distributors

    I sympathise with your plight, purplebird7 and was thinking much the same thing for the UK - I've never seen it here either. Is this line of perfume sold anywhere but online and by random discounters...
  22. Re: Le Feu D'Issey Light Vs the original Le Feu Dissey

    Thanks to all who shared their experiences and memories. As others were also interested in this question, I thought I would share my experiences too now that I own both, albeit in my very limited...
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    Re: London trip-recommendations?

    If you are in that neck of the woods, Fortnum & Mason are selling off all their Bond no.9 half price (or at least they were when I popped in yesterday to buy their last bottle of New Haarlem)....
  24. Re: Where to buy L'Heure Bleue in central London?

    Thanks for the tip - Sadly, we no longer have any Guerlain counters in the whole of Swindon despite it being a fairly large UK town. Very annoying!
    Anyway, I did indeed spend some time smelling as...
  25. Le Feu D'Issey Light Vs the original Le Feu Dissey

    Like many others, I was hopelessly intrigued by the descriptions of Le Feu D'Issey in Luca Turin's book especially as I've never got a whiff of this sadly missed perfume. However, the little sister...
  26. Re: Where to buy L'Heure Bleue in central London?

    Excellent. I think I'll try Selfridges first as it isn't so out of the way (relative to the rest of the shopping anyway) but great to know it can be a good back up option. Many thanks to you both!
  27. Where to buy L'Heure Bleue in central London?

    As a new member, I am very intrigued by your evocative descriptions of L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain (and admittedly, the shamelessly romantic story of its creation/inspiration) and would love to try it...
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