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  1. Re: Ok... funtime... What was your teenage frag and do you still like it?

    Aqua Manda was by Goya - I had that one too.

    Also remember wearing Babe, & a friend who used to love Rapport.
  2. Re: offbeat/sophisticated budget fragrance for a woman (but could be unisex/masc)

    Maybe look at Gres Cabaret - can be had really cheap. Dry woody rose (if you don't mind rose). Very "clean" not at all powdery - imho.
  3. Re: "Rare" or uncommon notes you would like to find more of.

    Night scented stock
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    Re: Parfum/ Pure Parfum/ Extrait collections

    No 5
    Coco
    Shalimar
    Arpege
    LeDe
    Fete de Molyneux

    They're all vintage, the Fete & LeDe originally belonged to my Mum.
  5. Thread: Vintage Samsara

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    Re: Vintage Samsara

    I thought Samsara was reformulated when the lettering of Samsara on the bottles changed from normal "SAMSARA" to
    look more like "S A M S A R A". Also (I think) a bottle from 1998 would definately...
  6. Re: Fragrance that smells like a bottle of cream soda?

    Acqua de Parma Mandorlo di Sicilia.
  7. Re: Hopeless search for specific fragrance I smelled the other day

    Commes des Garcons 2 has an ink note, perhaps it was that (don't know about ginseng though, as I have never smelled it)
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    Re: Prada Amber (not pour homme)

    Yes agree- lovely frag. I think it is listed in the BN directory as Prada New (or something like that). I also read somewhere that it's not marketed as Prada Amber in every country, but in some...
  9. Thread: Black Cashmere

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    Re: Black Cashmere

    You can get it from Harrods on-line :-)
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    Re: Please recommend a gourmand for a 14 year old

    +1 Angel, or Prada Candy
  11. Re: What's your most "old lady" scent? (Or, what are you afraid of?)

    Aww, this is so harsh - I love Nahema !! - & this description actually reminded me of YSL Paris :-)
    I don't think there is anything specific which makes something "old lady" tho'

    The ones that...
  12. Re: What's your most "old lady" scent? (Or, what are you afraid of?)

    sorry - double post
  13. Re: Which frags have you purchased more than twice...

    Over many years (I am old !)

    Chanel No 5
    Samsara
    Terracotta Voile d'Ete
    Meteorites
    D&G (red cap)
    Kenzo FlowerLeParfum
    Bulgari Omnia
    Rochas Tocade
  14. Re: Looking for male cologne based on favorite female perfume (DK Black Cashmere)

    How about Donna Karan's Essence Wenge then, & maybe CdG Wonderwood may be worth a try too ?
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    Re: Sampling Vicariously - Suggestions?

    I think she might enjoy Bulgari Omnia (the original brown bottle), it's a really nice frag for cooler weather & it's not heavy either. And I love Tocade too !
  16. Re: Ingredient that makes me want to puke - what is it?

    I've noticed the exact same thing as the op & after checking note pyramids of my own "offenders", I think that my problem is something to do with vetiver. Not vetiver alone, but vetiver when combined...
  17. Re: What best suits me - according to my type of literature?[newbie]

    I think you might like Commes De Garcons (original EDP), CdG Wonderwood & from Donna Karan re-issues range: Essence Wenge, Signature, & Chaos (Chaos does have some fruit, but it's not celebscent...
  18. Thread: dark coconut

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    Re: dark coconut

    That may be so, but a fragrance can conjure all kinds of seemingly unlikely impressions & "vibes". Surely that is the beauty & mystery of perfumery.
  19. Thread: Galaxy perfume

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    Re: Galaxy perfume

    Please can anyone provide an update about Galaxy, any recent orders or problems etc ?
    - they have something I really want that I can't find anywhere else, but I am a little worried about ordering...
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    Re: 1970's black bottle musk oil?

    I think it may have been Houbigant Musk - the packaging was black with male/female symbols in white on it. I had an oil in it & it also was available as a spray edt or edp.
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    Re: The best thing I heard an SA say...

    I asked an SA for L'Heure Bleue & she said "I've never heard of it, it's probably been discontinued" ! We then moved on to the Chanel counter & she followed. My son picked up a tester of Pour...
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    Re: Creed Aventus = Armani Attitude!!!???

    It could possibly be one particular note that they both have in common that you are focussing on. Perhaps if you do a direct side by side comparison, spray Aventus on one wrist & Attitude on the...
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    Re: All subtlity aside... oud, patch and rose!

    Well, it was just a suggestion & fwiw my perception of HR BC/EDP (call it what you will) is obviously different to yours - it's all subjective:-) Beau Cavalier is also available very cheaply from...
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    Re: All subtlity aside... oud, patch and rose!

    Habit Rouge Beau Cavalier (or Habit Rouge EDP) might be worth a try. Contains rose, patchouli & (quite prominent) oud.
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    Re: Which frag goes with a new BMW?

    Hah, does this rec smell like sour grapes...

    +1 for Daim Blond, & also Donna Karan Reisues range - Signature or Fuel for Men
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    Re: naughty, naughty layering

    :smiley:I layered a carnation body butter with a patchouli edt - & I got a compliment :smiley:
  27. Re: trying so hard to be a lady...your opinions please

    Well, years ago it was Opium & nowadays it's Allure. I don't think it's anything to do with the actual smell of them tho, but more about my impression of the people who wore them.
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    Re: Bois Du Portugal: Best Title

    Sailim, you should have confidence & faith in your own choices. If you like it & feel comfortable wearing, then go ahead & buy a bottle, it's irrelevant what anyone else thinks as you will always get...
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    Re: Can you help to date this Shalimar?

    I think the bottle label is also an indicator - earlier ones just say "Shalimar" & later one's have "parfum" at the top "Shalimar" in the middle & "Guerlain" "Paris" at the bottom.

    I have one that...
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    Re: fragrance for smokers

    Another smoker here - + 1 agree with EL Knowing & Tabac Blond. I'd also like to suggest Guerlain's Chamade. A beautiful floral that seems to react well with my smokers chemistry.

    On reflection, I...
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    Re: In defence of old ladies"perfumes

    This is interesting. Imho it's about current popular trends - a lot of classic/older scents are described (& often dismissed) as "old lady" simply because they don't fall into the sugared fruity...
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    Re: Regret Buying Bottles

    Yes, I blind buy (after research) bottles that I see on-line cheap. None are truly bad, but I should forego say, 5 of these type of buys, & instead put the money towards 1 bottle of something...
  33. Re: Name me popular fragrances that remind you very much of another fragrance..

    Yes thank you, I have smelt Coromandel - I have a decant from TPC. It definately smells similar to the Patchouli heavy Prada, & I'm pretty sure it is Prada Amber. No doubt if I am wrong someone will...
  34. Re: Name me popular fragrances that remind you very much of another fragrance..

    Prada Amber/Chanel Coromandel
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    Re: Best sexy vanilla?

    SL Un Bois Vanille
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    Re: Today I Bought - March 2011

    New West Skin Scent for Her, hope I still like it as much as in the early 90's, & also added Jacomo Arts Collection #2 - just because it was cheap, & I'm curious :-)
  37. Re: Please Name your Favorite discontinued perfume which you would like to be relaunched !

    Another +1 for C'Est la Vie!, also Lancaster's original EDP (in the black box), Avon Casbah, & most of all Guerlain's Terracotta Viole D'Ete & Meteorites.
  38. Re: I found my personal panty dropper...its not a particular cologne tho. It's a layerin combo.

    Blimey ! After smelling that combo they're probably semi-concious, & therefore not in fit state to resist even if they wanted to !
  39. Re: What fragrance's do you consider to be Olfactory Art?

    L'Air du Desert Marocain is imho - & although I do like it, it's not my favourite perfume :-)
  40. Re: Tried and loved Shalimar. Mitsouko deserves a try?

    All the Guerlain classics are worth trying - & sometimes something you think is prob not your style, ends up as another new love !
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    Poll: Re: Musc Ravageur - Worth buying?

    I voted for "would rather buy something else" - I prefer Kiehls Original Musk to MR, both on a man & on myself.

    If you specifically want a musk why not order samples of say MKK, Musc Rav & Kiehls...
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    Re: Fragrances that smell like the Sun

    + 1 for Terracotta Voile d'Ete & also Donna Karan Gold.
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    Re: Guerlain Mahora: buy or not?

    I agree. Used to own this & imho it's a huge, very rich & sort of "plush" scent. Not easy to wear but if available for a good price, I would buy it. I liked it & don't agree with Luca Turin on this...
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    Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    Iris Silver Mist - "swimming pool"
    Shalimar EDP - "Cadbury's Mini Eggs"
    Apres L'Ondee - "smells like money" that was from the person who paid for it :-)

    I don't get many compliments !
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    Re: Roses if roses don't like me?

    + 1 for Nahema - according to (I think) Luca Turin it doesn't actually contain any real rose, so for that reason it might behave differently on your skin.
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    Re: The most fashionable, 'hip' fragrance

    Commes des Garcons frags fit what I would define as "hip"
    True we all interpret "hip" differently & 1 Million is too mainstream to be hip imho :-)
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    Re: Storage & Display

    Oh thank you Venus, it was very upsetting at the time. On the upside, it was a long time ago & I've more than made up for it with my collection since then ;-)
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    Re: Storage & Display

    They're safer stashed away. Some years ago my house was burgled & they took everything that was out on display but "missed" the scents that I had stashed in a cupboard. Sorry to sound like a doom...
  49. Thread: Dita Von Teese

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    Re: Dita Von Teese

    Agree ! It's about time the tide turned - sick of the endless dirth of fruity/candy/vanilla combo's :-)

    Hope it's as good as it sounds..
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    Re: Calling all the owners of Nu YSL

    + 1 for the very lovely EDP - As far as I know Nu has been discontinued, so for that reason I don't think you need worry about getting a fake.

    Edit to add, I don't find it similar to Black Orchid...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    What a stunning collection. Thank you for posting - I really enjoyed looking at all those exquisite bottles :-)
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    Re: what is the best donna karan fragrance?

    The Reissues are great. Signature is my favourite, closely followed by Chaos, Essence Wenge & Black Cashmere. Wenge is a lot like BC, but not quite as complex. They're all very unisex imo.
    My son...
  53. Re: This has been asked a million times before, but girlfriend is different.

    I think Serge Lutens Daim Blond would be a good choice.
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    Re: Aldehydes, any love?

    Dolce & Gabbana original (with the red cap) - old favourite & have just rebought, am liking this a lot at the mo:-))
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    Re: Chanel No5 Layering for Men

    Imho it's not really suitable for layering with something different (sacrilege !)
    Maybe it's just not for you ?
  56. Thread: Luch Scent~

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    Re: Luch Scent~

    I liked (& bought) Breath of God a few weeks ago, also thought Imogen Rose was nice (reminded me of Nahema) Would like to try The Smell of Weather Turning but my nearest Lush shop doesn't have it.
    ...
  57. Re: Unusually Beautiful Gourmands, Looking For, I Am.

    Mugler Miroir des Envies (by Christine Nagel & Louise Turner) gourmand/jasmine frag is super
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    Re: Your Two Most Favored Perfumers.

    This is hard -Jean Paul Guerlain & Maurice Roucel or perhaps Alberto Morillas.

    I don't think I like anything by Sophia Grojsman tho !
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    New Agent Provocateur fragrance - L'Agent

    I was given a sample of this "floral oriental" yesterday & I'm pleasantly surprised. Am going to give it a full wearing today. There is only one (positive) review in Basenotes directory so far....
  60. Re: YSL Belle d'Opium ad banned for "simulating drug use"

    The suggestion is there, but blink & you miss it - I had to watch it twice (sad person that I am)!

    They were right to ban it, but it should have been on the grounds of it's mammoth embarrassing...
  61. Re: What would you layer with a rose fragrance to make it more masculine?

    Perhaps patchouli ?
    I'm no expert on layering, but there are unisex rose/patchouli scents around - like Voleur de Roses for example.
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    Re: Looking for an incense perfume?

    How about Donna Karan Black Cashmere
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    Re: Today I Bought.... JANUARY 2011 !!!

    A mini (10ml) of Womanity - still not sure about it, but it will stop me from compulsively sniffing the tester every time I see it, plus I love the bottle.
    Also an old favourite, Dolce & Gabbana (in...
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    Re: Help Me Find A Violet Fragrance

    A lovely violet was Guerlain Meteorites, if you can still get it (sadly I can't where I live!)
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    Re: Lady Gaga and Katy Perry scents

    I agree about Coty & for that reason it wouldn't surprise me if the GaGa scent ends up being a second rate rip-off of Womanity.
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    Re: Help, I can't stop wearing Bulgari Black

    For those in UK - Bulgari Black is available from CheapSmells.com. It is listed under the womens perfume section.
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    Re: Jacomo Art Collection??

    CheapSmells.com in the UK have #8 & #9 at the moment - at discount too !
  68. Re: Help! Any fragrance that SMELLS like the colour blue, the moon, night, midnight?---> Read more..

    +1 for L'Heure Bleue

    Also Bulgari Blu Notte - I haven't tried it yet (have it on order !) but I remember reading a review somewhere, & it was described as smelling "blue"
  69. Re: What do you feel are some classy fragrances for younger guys?

    + 1 for Chanel pour Monsieur. It was the first thing I thought of on reading your post. Classy, AND would be great on a young guy, I think. Also a less predictable choice than say, something like Le...
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    Re: Today I Bought.... JANUARY 2011 !!!

    I love Baldufita's story - I badly want some No 5 extrait too !

    Just ordered on-line at good prices, Commes des Garcons & Bulgari Blu Notte.
    The Bulgari is a blind buy that I just like the...
  71. Re: I just snagged a bottle of Theo Fenell edt for 9.00!

    Hi Kewart, yep,definately not staffroom material ! lol

    I also noticed it in the bargain bin at my local branch of The Perfume Shop. It looks like it may discontinued doesn't it, seeing as it's...
  72. Re: I just snagged a bottle of Theo Fenell edt for 9.00!

    Oooh, yes ! I have a bottle of this - got mine nearly as cheaply as yours from TKMaxx & also bought it blind based on the Guide's rec.
    I agree that it is skanky - some days I enjoy it, & others it's...
  73. Re: What's your favourite non-fragrance smell? And is there a fragrance that replicates that smell w

    Thierry Mugler - Miroir des Envies (Mirror of Desires)

    The marketing blurb describes it as "notes of warm toast & sun kissed /jasmine etc....) I found it to be more like some kind of "posh...
  74. Re: What is the saddest, most melancholic fragrance??

    Another + 1 for Apres L'Ondee & Voleur de Roses. Also Dzonkha.

    L'Heure Bleue conjures up "cool, clean & calming". I don't find it melancholy :-)
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    Re: Advice for a newbie?

    You might like some of the Donna Karan re-issues range. None of these are sugary/foody:
    Donna Karan re-issues: Signature (warm, woody, leather), Essence Wenge (woody/creamy), Black Cashmere...
  76. Re: A little help about an online shopping site

    About CheapSmells -It's probably worthwhile to check for the Envy again in a few weeks time. I've noticed things disappear from their listings, & then they pop back up again after a few weeks.
  77. Re: searching for a fragrance like 'a summer evening in italy'

    How about Dior Escale a Portofino.

    Notes from Fragrantica are: bergamot, petit grain, almond, orange blossom, juniper, cedar, cypress, galbanum, caraway, & musk.
    I haven't smelt Island Capri,...
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    Re: Today I Bought.... JANUARY 2011 !!!

    Ordered Dior Escale a Portofino (ready for summer !) & Matthew Williamson Incense (a cheapie bargain)
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    Re: The Top Five Chain

    Can I do tott ?

    Nahema
    L'Heure Bleue
    Bois des Iles
    Commes des Garcon
    Habit Rouge

    No thanks to Kouros !
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    Re: Where can I get samples in the UK?

    Oh ok -sorry about your crap Boots :-)
    I have a bottle of Bulgari Black (I don't like it) - if you want it, send me a PM.

    Rec to make up a round 10 - Guerlain L'Instant pour Homme
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    Re: Where can I get samples in the UK?

    Yes, +1 for The Perfumed Court for those unavailable in local shops.
    Are you any where near a local Boots ? - most of those would be found be in a decent sized Boots. I know it's not the same as...
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    Re: Recomend me great female gourmands

    Burberry Brit Red (rhubarb/ginger) - I think was a limited edition but is available cheaply from on-line etailers.
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    Re: Today I Bought ...December 2010

    I got a bargain, 75ml Shalimar EDP reduced to 25 in TKMaxx & also a cute mini of L'Occitane Labdunum de Seville.

    I'm hoping the newer Shalimar will be a little lighter & less smoky than my old...
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    Re: What would be...

    I would say wear it whenever you feel like it & enjoy it ! You can always ask for a refill for future Christmas/birthday presents.
  85. Re: Good foundation for fair "Irish/English" 54 year old freckled skin

    Clinique "Even Better" foundation might be worth a try. I have similar skin type & age as you & this one suits me. Also, the consultants will decant samples for you into tiny jars, so that you can...
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    Re: Heartbreaking Spills and Great Losses

    Shortly after Guerlain Terracotta Voile d'Ete disappeared from the shops here in the UK, I dropped & smashed my last bottle in the toilet at work. It was still half full & I almost cried - thinking...
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    Re: I need your help ladies

    Another + 1 for L'Instant - it's lovely !
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    Re: Ladies, do you wear men's scents?

    Yes, my 2 favourites are Habit Rouge & AMen, which I find easier to wear & much nicer on me than Angel
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    Re: What are the most popular female fragrances?

    TM Angel, JPG Classique, Chanel Allure & Hypnotic Poison. I also think possibly YSL Rive Gauche (esp amongst older scent wearers)
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    Re: About to buy a perfume for a special girl...

    +1 for Coco or Eau Premiere.
    I don't think an 18 year old would appreciate No5. I know a 28 year old who turned her nose up at a gift of No5 saying it's "old lady" perfume. I don't agree, but then...
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    Re: What fragrance most smells like a stripper?

    Bulgari Black
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    Re: A Tale of Tabac Aurea and Kidney Stones.

    Your story reminds me of when I dislocated my elbow. As the ambulance crew wheeled me into the hospital the paramedic said to me "I have to ask you this, what perfume are you wearing ?, I think it...
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    I agree with the article too, but there is some...

    I agree with the article too, but there is some interesting stuff still to be found. It's just the sheer volume of non-descript "pink & frilly" stuff that is irritating.
    I don't bother trying most...
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    Re: Your top female Creed fragrances

    I've only sampled a handful (they're not stocked in the shops where I live)

    Of those, the only one I really liked a lot was Bois du Portugal.
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    Re: A suggestion for a Christmas gift .

    Maybe one of the more modern Guerlains then - L'Instant is really nice.
  96. Re: Any fragrances that if discontinued, you would quit the hobby?

    No, not any 1 scent, but if the house of Guerlain ceased to exist I think it would affect my interest in a big way. Of what I own, the ones I really love are mostly Guerlain, & without them it just...
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    Re: A little Christmas Shopping Help Please! :)

    M7 or CdG Wonderwood
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    Re: What is the perfume of your parents?

    Long ago my mother used to wear Fidji, Youth Dew, & something called Kiku ? that I remember came in a bright yellow bottle.

    My dad had Old Spice too, but never wore it.
    So many Old Spicer's here !
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    Re: Similiar to Prada Amber

    Whoops ! - please ignore me. Its Prada L'Eau Ambre that smells like Infusion d'Iris, not Amber.

    Prada Amber is the one with the big patchouli note. Similar to it is Chanel Coromandel :-)
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    Re: Similiar to Prada Amber

    Yes, me too, I find them very similar & was also going to suggest trying the Infusion d'Iris
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