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    Re: Clone of Musc Ravageur by M.Roucel

    I was seriously thinking of buying L. I've never smelled MR. I think I need to be enabled more. I'm a very reticent buyer. I'm just not sure if I could ever wear it in public. It smells too much like...
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    Re: Artisan - What's wrong with me?

    Allow me to enable you. :thumbsup: I love Dior Homme. It smells like a gentleman should and I don't know anyone who wears it.
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    Re: Artisan - What's wrong with me?

    Of course I was tempted but the plethora of choices floored me and I walked out with nothing. On second thought, maybe my wallet is grateful!
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    Re: Artisan - What's wrong with me?

    Oh so YOU'RE the one whose buying those up! I was at DJ contemplating a purchase on Tuesday but... but... but... and in the end I didn't get either. I really love Mechant Loup. I'm sure you smell...
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    Re: literary characters + perfume

    Terrific choices! :)

    Here are mine:

    Lestat: Voleur des Roses
    Louis: same as yours.
    Claudia: a white floral... can't think of one. No. 22.
    Marius: same as yours.
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    Re: Speaking of Vanilla

    :lolk:

    I love those Nilla waffers. We don't have them here in Oz.
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    Re: Speaking of Vanilla

    L'Occitane Eau de Vaniliers is more floral than foody.
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    Re: Checking Out Temporarily

    Purplebird I will be mailing you something some time next week.
  9. Re: Has anyone ever tried Demeter fragrances?

    Well, there is no "unisex" fragrance listing option when you're going to sell something on eB@y - and that must be why sellers list them for women (maybe they also assume women are the most likely...
  10. Re: Madini Oils - An Unusual, Delightful Departure from Western Perfumery

    Here are some reviews. I will be passing my samples on to Purplebird when I am done.

    I have rated the samples from the one I like the most to the one I like the least. For reference, I am a fan of...
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    Re: Body types and chemistry

    I am short and slender (but not bony) with dark hair and eyes. I have freckles and light to medium skin. I have dry skin. I'm not sure what this means about the fragrances I can wear but I think that...
  12. Re: If colours were perfumes or vice versa what would they be?

    I also can't wear certain perfumes with certain colours. In fact before I started wearing more than one fragrance, if I was going to wear a colour that didn't match the scent, I simply didn't wear...
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    Re: Best frag under $50.00

    A very difficult question! I'd say TBS tea rose but I much prefer to get No. 5 edp from the drug store although I'm not sure if that's under $50. Maybe the No. 5 body lotion?

    I guess it also...
  14. Re: Hold The Front Page!!! - What's this I see??

    Happy April Fool's Day! :D
  15. Re: Why is it I hate a new scent, and then I try it the next day and I am in love wit

    This is why I prefer samples to buying full bottles. It's cheaper, and I'm too fickle to be sure if I really want something.

    After a two weeks of loving and wearing a Mitsouko decant, I thought...
  16. Re: Body Shop Perfumes - Old and discontinued

    Raspberry! I have heard of this one but never smelled it. I guess back when they were still in production, there were so many and they were all so excellent I thought they would be around forever. If...
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    Re: Frangipani Fragrances

    Frangipani is pulmeria right? I love pulmeria. A close second is the scent of an live red rose. Some roses do not have a scent but the ones that do have scent are terrific.

    Thanks for the info on...
  18. Re: Fragrances ruined by those deemed unworthy?

    I don't think anyone is unworthy of a fragrance but I certainly know the feeling of not wanting to smell a certain scent anymore because it was on the wrong person. I had a colleague who wore...
  19. Re: Body Shop Perfumes - Old and discontinued

    Thank you for this list. Unfortunately I think it might get longer. I liked reading about the older scents and I remember liking a lot of them.
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    Re: Guess that fragrance (true story)

    Wow. Fracas. You chemistry must be very true. I wish it smelled like that on me. It turns into wet white flowers in fridge water when I wear it.

    I was going to guess Jour de Fete. :)
  21. Re: What perfume is best with your natural BO?

    Hmm. I know someone (not me) who doesn't use deodorant and instead sprays Guerlain Pamplelune in the armpits. It creates an unbelieveable stench: grapefruit + patch + b.o.!

    Okay seriously? I use...
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    Re: I Think I'm Biscentual!

    Lol! I love Habit Rouge and Dior Homme. I wear Habit Rouge and I'm trying to get a sample of Homme. I also like C&E Sandalwood and Anteaus.

    Other bi-scents from my past: 4711 and TBS Activist.
  23. Re: Fragrance for a 14yo Niece - Suggestions?

    I suggest getting a little basket of samples and minis for her to try out. Why not a selection of the Invent your Scent minis from The Body Shop and some other minis and samples from other sources?...
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    Re: Will I like 'The Dreamer'?

    Hello!

    I have tried The Dreamer and I get a lot of lemon and something fruity in the top notes. My skin tends to amplify fruit of any kind. Anyway, I tried this on my BF and it's not remotely...
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    Re: Conflicting Opinions - Women, help!

    CuyahogaJoe,

    Thank you for saying this - etiquette is extremely underrated these days but still very important. CuyahogaJoe, there are so few gentlemen around these days (of course I'm sure that...
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    Re: Women picking scents for men

    Err... I'm a woman and I'm thirty-years-old. So... does that mean I buy the scents marketed to my demographic or that I am interested in fruity, fresh, sweet scents? Umm... no. But then I am also...
  27. Re: Name your "comfort scent" & most "sexy scent" that you reach for the most*

    Right now...

    Comfort: Mitsouko.

    Sexy: No. 5 or Songes.

    If you ask me this question next year I think the answers might change.
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    Re: Do your colleagues smell nice?

    Where I used to work my colleagues wore Egyptian Musk Superior - the dark, heavy, head-shopy kind of Egyptian Musk. They also wore Hypnotic Poison, some sort of Armani, and TBS Vanilla oil......
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    Re: Mitsouko dupe....

    Okay I've tried a combo today. I went to the Body Shop and put 4 drops Japanese musk, 2 drops peach, 1 drop woody sandalwood on my wrist. A few hours later I get a musky peach with some sandalwood....
  30. Re: Help needed - Summery (Humid weather) fragrances? Any suggestions?

    I think perfume can be nauseating in hot weather but I like to wear The Body Shop tea rose even though some people think it's too strong. It works for me.

    Other choices are: The Body Shop lemon...
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    Re: Mitsouko dupe....

    Moondeva. Could you possibly try some of these combos and report back to us? I don't have all the constituents here and therefore can not make a dupe right in my living room. I only have access to...
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    Re: "male"scents on women?

    It took me a full year to learn how to appreciate Guerlain. I didn't like any of their scents at first but thanks to some generous people and samples I was able to get to know and love some of them -...
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    Re: "male"scents on women?

    I adore Dior Homme, Egoiste and Habit Rouge. I'm not sure what Habit Rouge reminds me of but Homme reminds me of a Serge Lutens - not sure which one. I have also heard some men comment that it smells...
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    Mitsouko dupe....

    Here's a question (and maybe considered sacrilege)...

    Does The Body Shop Peach + Patchouli + Japanese Musk oils = a Mitsouko dupe?

    I'm not suggesting that anything can ever be as great as a...
  35. Re: Flowery, Fruity, Incensey, Sugary, Powdery- which is favorite type of scent?

    #1...Incensey
    #2...Flowery
    #3...Powdery
    #4...Sugary
    #5...Fruity

    Actually what about woody or aromatic chypre? If those two were also options I'd put woody on the top of the list and replace...
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    Re: Recommendations?

    Wow what terrific ideas. :)

    I said "no classics" because he's not keen on the classics. I'm VERY keen on the classics! I'm a classic fragrance wearer myself. I'd rather classics or niche or unisex...
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    Re: Recommendations?

    Thank you ZZtopp. Yes many Serge and L'Artisan are "masculine"... however they are out of my current budget and unfamiliar to him as "masculine" fragrances. I have tried my Serge samples and...
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    Re: Recommendations?

    He is 28. I am older. Egoiste sounds like a good idea but I worry about the name. I can just imagine him unwrapping the gift: "you think I'm an egoiste?" :p



    Yes I agree that the...
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    Recommendations?

    Hello guys.

    I'm not sure how many times you've been asked for recommendations - probably too many - but I'm going to try anyway.

    I want to become more familiar with men's fragrances. I am...
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    Re: What would Mary Poppins wear?

    I think she'd smell like sugar - makes the medicine go down! :wink:
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    In that case I'll be a popper. :p
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    Re: Melbourne, Australia

    I was wondering if anyone from Melbourne shops online at eBay? Which eBay sellers are the most reliable?

    I'm looking to buy some Guerlain.
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    Re: What your wardrobe says about you

    Thank you! :dankk2: Wearing White Linen.
  44. Re: GIFT FOR SOON-TO-BE-18 YEAR OLDS FIRST WARDROB

    Hello.

    What a thoughtful idea for your daughter's 18th birthday! I personally think that you should buy samples off eBay, put them in a box, wrap the box, get a birthday card and write that you're...
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    Re: What your wardrobe says about you

    I wish I knew how you guys made the little faces in your posts. The only thing I know how to make is a smiley face: :)

    I'm wearing Boucheron Trouble. I wonder if it's very different from Guerlain...
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    Re: What your wardrobe says about you

    I'm glad I'm not the only one checking out other people's purchases at the supermarket. :) I always wonder if a guy is single when I see him buying organic food and nice soap - probably not single....
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    Re: vanilla v vanilla?

    Elf, about the vanilla extracts from India... were they "food" extracts used in cooking and can those be used in perfumery?
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    Re: vanille coco

    If you want a strong coconut scent I would get some samples from etaliers. The Body Shop has a coconut perfume oil too.

    E. Courday's Vanille Coco is actually vanilla and coconut but to me it...
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    Re: vanille coco

    Are you talking about the E. Courday perfume? If you are talking about E. Courday then it is not too feminine for a man - IMHO. Also I think that the scent you wear is always changed by your body...
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    Re: My Mitsouko...

    Hi Purplebird.

    You said you have the EDT. I understand that the parfum is the concentration best loved by Mitsouko fans. Can you tell me what you think of the EDT? Can it hold its own as a...
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    Re: How to dispose of unwanted oil?

    A little unrelated but...

    I had a shirt stained with car grease that needed cleaning once. I tried soaking it in detergent and nothing happened. I poured some perfumer's alcohol into the tub and...
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    Re: vanilla v vanilla?

    Hi OzKat. TBS vanilla used to smell wonderful but now it's been reformulated and I can't wear it either. As for being around it... sometimes I don't mind but most of the time I do. It depends on how...
  53. Re: Where have all the 'knock em dead' frags gone?

    Scents that have slapped me in the nose recently: Angel, Prada, Euphoria, Flowerbomb, Narciso Rodriguez (for some reason people always over-apply this one), Youth Dew Amber Nude, The Body Shop...
  54. Re: Adding to my collection (soliciting comments).

    Thank you for the suggestions.

    I've heard about Feminite du Bois - actually I've been hearing about it for some time now - but I have yet to actually smell it.

    For some reason I had the...
  55. Re: Adding to my collection (soliciting comments).

    Thank you TDDanae. I have smelled some Creed but they are extremely hard to come by where I live. Creed (and some other niche brands) used to sell at DNA boutique in the old Post Office but that...
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    Re: Animal Attraction - Seeking Sexy Civet!

    I thought that Joy was a musky jasmine scent? I could be wrong but it smells strongly of jasmines to me. I don't get any civet from it but I think it would depend on chemistry?
  57. Re: Adding to my collection (soliciting comments).

    Dear Margareta,

    Thank you! I know that aficionados collect fragrances like some collect art, but for me scent is meant to be worn, and I like to think that whatever scent I wear reflects my...
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    Re: Death of Mitsouko Confirmed by Guerlain

    This is possibly a stupid question: I wonder if they could use a synthetic oakmoss rather than an oakmoss substitute? Would a synthetic change the scent as much as a treemoss substitute? Does...
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    Re: My husband stole my Stella Rose Absolute

    I don't know why more men's fragrances are not floral. I think florals smell wonderful on men - especially No. 22! :)

    Floral notes alone don't make a fragrance floral. They should really come up...
  60. Adding to my collection (soliciting comments).

    Before I start I’d like to say that if this belongs on the “newbie” section, please let me know and I’ll put it there. :)

    Anyway, here goes. I have a collection. Actually it’s not so much a...
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    Re: serge lutens decants in australia

    Ged, I loved each and every one of the Serge you mentioned. I have not bought bottles of them yet but I suppose I should. Yes, at some point they will discontinue all Chergui stock and I won't know...
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    Re: What was that perfume?

    Hello Genvy5. I'm glad I'm not the only one who is better at describing things by colour. I don't know what perfume you're talking about but it could be Omnia.

    Ask her what it is and then let us...
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    Re: serge lutens decants in australia

    Maybe the market in Melbourne is just bigger?

    Anyway I'm from Melbourne and I might have some selling on ebay but I have not updated the information on the site yet - I might just be selling...
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    Re: How to dispose of unwanted oil?

    I would put the oil in a bottle that I don't want anymore, re-label the bottle, and then send it to the Salvation Army so that someone else can use it. Or I would give it away to a little kid that...
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    Re: Great women's fragrances for men to wear

    I also want to add that No. 22 smells great on a man.
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    Re: Great women's fragrances for men to wear

    Fragrances that seem unisex to me: Mitsouko, Samsara, L'Occitane Neroli, Gres Cabochard, Aromatics Elixir, Agent Provocateur, Cuir de Russie, Coty Wild Musk, Omnia, NR for Her, Prada, Angel, most of...
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    Re: What does Chergui remind you of?

    Chergui reminds me of D&G by Woman + Tabu. I prefer Chergui to the cheaper combo simply because Chergui is smokier. :)
  68. Re: Glass perfume bottles - decorative or useful?

    Thank you EauBoy. That was good information. :)
  69. Re: Suggestions on a gift fragrance for the girlfriend?

    What about L'Artisan Patchouli Patch? Or Voleur des Roses (spelling?).
  70. Re: Suggestions on a gift fragrance for the girlfriend?

    She sounds really interesting and unique. For some reason I also picture Shalimar on her. What about Chanel Cuir de Russie? She might like that one.

    Good luck.
  71. Re: What scents, for you, epitomize feminine seduction?

    This might seem strange to many people but I think rose scents are sexy. If I want to seduce someone I wear rose oil and then layer it with amber oil.

    Or maybe I'm more romantic than sexy. :)
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    Re: cuticles in wintertime

    I've started using The Body Shop almond cuticle cream (it's in a small little tub and looks like lipbalm.) It's actually my miracle product and I keep it in my bag. It works.

    Flax seed oil sounds...
  73. Glass perfume bottles - decorative or useful?

    Here's something I've always wondered about. You know those fancy glass perfume bottles often found in glassware stores? They look like stained glass or wine decanter bottles with stoppers for...
  74. Re: SotD Wednesday 14 February Valentine's Day

    My bf forgot my birthday AND Valentine's day. :(

    Wearing TBS original vanilla oil. I can still smell it after taking a shower. It's nice but now I'm craving chocolate.
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    Re: sexiest female frag and associations

    I'd like to add to this discussion even though I'm a straight female. I've smelled a really wonderful scent on a woman dressed in feminine bohemian clothing. She wore a leather belt, leather boots...
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    Re: Fragrance to mark an occasion.

    Well. The birthday came and went. It wasn't especially memorable.

    I didn't get a new fragrance but I have been testing plenty. I love the Chanel numbers - 5, 19, 22 - so I guess I should have...
  77. Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    Thank you for telling us your story Moondeva. I also find that some scents that I love on certain people have no effect on me when worn by someone else. I'd like to offer that scents always smell...
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    Re: cologne to get the -young- ladies?

    I'm a lady. I don't know if I'm as young as the "young" ladies you're trying to impress but one word of advice is: never overpower a woman's fragrance with yours.

    I'm assuming you're interested in...
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    Re: Never say Never

    I used to hate No. 19 because the first time I tested it, it was the dead of winter and it turned on my chemistry. It was urinous and soapy. It was extremely bitter - basically it smelled like...
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    Re: Death of Mitsouko Confirmed by Guerlain

    Everytime they reformulate a scent an angel drops down dead. :(
  81. Re: What fragrance would Haruki Murakami wear?

    I think he might wear one of the CdG incense series. I love his writing. I'm doing a thesis on him.
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    Re: Smelling Techniques: Guide & Summary

    I liked reading this. Thank you. :-)
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    Re: Fragrance to mark an occasion.

    Thank you, Artisan Key. Is there a reputable retailer online that ships internationally and sells LV Musk?

    I've been wearing my decant all week so I suppose it's pretty safe to say I'd like a full...
  84. Re: Help! I need to find something for 2/14!

    Hi there. I actually think Chanel Chance is fruity and sweet, but not overly so. Also Chanel Mlle is sweet but there's patchouli in it to make it darker. I would suggest you go on sniff some...
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    Re: Fragrance to mark an occasion.

    What a terrific idea Sherrie, unfortunately Opium doesn't work with my chemistry. In theory it should because I like deep scents but it might be too much for me. I get the smell of burning rubber...
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    Re: Fragrance to mark an occasion.

    What's a good site online to get LV Musk? I'm in Australia so things are hard to find in brick and mortar stores.

    Purplebird, thanks for your reply. My birthday is 7 days from now. Maybe I'll...
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    Re: Fragrance to mark an occasion.

    Hi Twolf,

    I have decants of everything except the Rosine, Elephant, CdG Carnation, and Cuir de Russie. I've tested everything a few times - including the scents I don't have decants of and I still...
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    Fragrance to mark an occasion.

    Has anyone bought a scent to mark the occasion of their 30th birthday? I'm turning 30 in seven days. I'd like to treat myself to a bottle of perfume if I don't get one as a present - or even if I do....
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    Re: which tom ford are you?

    I'd say I'm not violet, moss, or neroli... maybe not patchouli either.
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    Re: NEW: Thierry Mugler Eau de Star.

    Heh.

    I thought the population was getting older and birth rate declining. Guess I'm wrong. :-P
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    Re: Did you like your mom's favorite scent?

    I remember my mother had an empty bottle of Shalimar parfum on her dresser. She wore lots of scents but sometimes she'd smell like the inside of that bottle so clearly, she had worn Shalimar.

    I...
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    Re: What's Your Fashion Style?

    Interesting. Very stylish people on Basenotes.

    What I buy is determined by fit and cost. I've learnt to pick up items here and there - flea markets (good for jewelry or bags), vintage shops (the...
  93. Re: Rose + Lavender mistake! How can I save this?

    Cute. Baby food jars. Anyway.

    I did something today. I put 10ml into an empty amber bottle and added 10ml of perfumer's alcohol with 2 drops of geranium oil and 6 drops of sandalwood.

    I'm...
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    Poll: Re: Minimalistic Angel poll

    It doesn't turn on me but it doesn't turn me on.

    Even though it smells fine it is a bit too strong for me to wear directly on or anywhere near myself.

    I like to experience Angel vicariously on...
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    Re: New: YSL Young Sexy Lovely

    I agree with every word you said right down to the full stop. :-)

    I remember back in the 80s when Knowing was launched and the ads depicted an elegant lady (not a teenager) in a tuxedo. I think...
  96. Re: Chanels 5, 22, Bois des Iles, Cuir: Aldehydes or Flowers?

    I love No. 5, 22, Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles. I'm glad you asked this question because I've always wondered about this myself. In my opinion, I *think* it might be the rose-ylang or...
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    Re: Melbourne, Australia

    Didn't DNA close down? It used to be on the ground floor but it's not there anymore. It's extremely difficult to find niche perfumes in brick and mortar stores in Melbourne.

    I also try not to go...
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    Lol! I can not believe how long this thread is!
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    Re: what brought you to basenotes?

    Same here. I started out at MUA. I found MUA when I was looking for reviews on an item that had been discontinued. :-)

    After a while I started getting interested in perfume.
  100. Re: Rose + Lavender mistake! How can I save this?

    Hello Castorpollux,

    I'm afraid I didn't have a goal when I poured the rose oil into the lavender. It was 2003 and I was pre-frag board(s) so I didn't know what I was doing at the time. I might...
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