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    Re: SotD Monday 13 April

    Continuing in my ultimate comfort scent quest I am in Indult today; a combination of Tihota and C16.
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    Re: Looking for the best absinthe fragrance?

    I agree. A very compelling scent. I once owned it, but then suddently found it unwearable (what's that all about?), but for a while it was a strong love.

    Also agree with Odysseum about Parfum...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 11 April

    I've been so off the grid. Sick Mom. She's actually recuperating and I'm so glad to be back. Missed you all!
    Comfort scents all the way lately. Layering Pacifica Sandalwood with Ligne St....
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    Re: SotD Sunday 5 April

    Trying Citizen Queen by Juliet Has A Gun. :) (Loving this)
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    Re: Worst fragrance note

    There are so many notes that I thought I hated, and then found exceptions to my "rules." I think pepper puts me off more than on, and I agree that heavy tar is hard. Also don't like rubber or...
  6. Re: What fragrance are you jealous that the other sex has?

    Habit Rouge, Green Irish Tweed, L'Eau Par Kenzo, Beyond Paradise for Men. :)
  7. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 4, 2009 ★★★ Florals

    For now I'm enjoying the floral earthiness of Bluebell. It has little lasting power, so later today I'm going to wear Joy--my favorite power floral.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 4 April

    Today I'm feeling very Spring-y in Penhaligon's Bluebell for SnS Saturday. A difficult category for me, since my tastes pretty much run in the opposite direction, but quite fun to read everyone's...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 2 April

    Totally totally awesome Dimitri! Did you win the contest? :)
    Today I'm feeling very happy in Reve En Cuir. I'm wearing a lot of Indult lately, and am quite happy with that fact!
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    Re: Tang & Ubu's Excellent (Scent) Adventure™

    So much fun! Thanks for sharing. I'm a little exhausted thinking about all of the places that you visited. Woah! Truly you are both entirely deserving of the 'Perfumista' moniker.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 31 March

    SotE is Bulgari The Vert Extreme. Spring has Sprung!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 31 March

    Today I'm in Tihota. I think I'm surrounded in a little cloud of heaven when I wear this. Talk about Eau de Protection!
    Last night wore Dans Tes Bras, and really loved it. Now I must look for...
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    Re: A. Goutal- Matin D'Orage, A Quick Review

    Thanks for the review. This may be one gardenia I can wrap my head around. It sounds wonderful.
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    Re: Help me find something for my wife...

    I second Pleasures Delight. Also may I suggest Pink Sugar! It's more complex than you might expect from the name, and I've come to really love it. AND it's readily available. (I don't like...
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    Re: Where can I find Pussy Deluxe Velvet Kitten?

    ROTFL! (and the answer is no, not ever :))
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    Re: SotD Sunday 29 March

    Sounds like a perfect vacation/staycation to me!
    Today I'm enjoying sampling Rochas Tocade from a sample provided by (who else?) a kind BNer. It's quite beautiful, but I'm not sure yet if it's my...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 28 March

    Cool and crisp here this morning...I'm in Reve en Cuir, doing the Basenotes Salute! Have a great weekend everyone!
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    Re: I took the Secretions Magnifique plunge

    Don't you just love the way we all smell different things from the exact same fragrance? To some of us SM is a nondescript aquatic floral, and to others it's "puke-tastic!"
    And I agree. It's a...
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    Re: SotD Friday 27 March

    Happy Birthday to Hirch Duckfinder! And many happy returns of the day!
    And a happy Anniversary to Tigrushka!!

    Scent of the early morning was Anthousa Fig and Vetiver. I haven't worn this in...
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    Re: Vanilla coconut!

    Oh that's a good one. Heavy duty gourmand. :)
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    Re: Most Complimented 2009

    10 Corso Como. For some reason the people I hang out with LOVE this fragrance, and never fail to give me compliments. I think it's the sandalwood.
  22. Thread: L'Artisan

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    Re: L'Artisan

    Bois Farine is such a weird fragrance, yet on me, very wearable, and I get lots of compliments on it. Go figure. I just love it, but others (here) find it quite awful! Permier Figuier is one of my...
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    Re: Meeting a basenoter, what to wear?

    This sounds like so much fun...I'm a little jealous! Can't wait for the report. Virtual living...gotta love it!
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    Re: Vanilla coconut!

    Jalaine Silk has a touch of coconut and a lot of vanilla in it. Plus some interesting marine notes that pull it back from being super gourmand-y. I LOVE it!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 26 March

    Happy Birthday Brielle and ajmc, and many happy returns of the day! :)

    Today I'm feeling quite good in 10 Corso Como. I get LOTS of compliments on this one!
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    Dinner by Bobo, Nicolai's Fig Tea (getting ready for warmer weather, and Nicolai's Eau Exotique (ditto). Now, it's really time to tighten the purse strings! :)
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    Re: malin and goetz! rock and roll

    Wow! I must try one of their candles immediately! Thanks for the reviews/recommendations! :)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 25 March

    I agree Lian. It's doesn't seem to have that exotic Lutens-ade!

    Happy Birthday to Brielle, ajmc, and Oviett! And many happy returns of the day.

    Today I've been decanting, and I smell...
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    Re: I took the Secretions Magnifique plunge

    I highly recommend you try it..but maybe start with just a drop because it IS hard to get off (maybe bring an alcohol wipe!?). It's fun to try something so notorious!
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    Re: I took the Secretions Magnifique plunge

    ROTFL. Perverse it is. And very funny! :)
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    Re: I took the Secretions Magnifique plunge

    Thank you Ms Quarry. Glad you like the car. :)
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    I took the Secretions Magnifique plunge

    Well friends, I simply had to order a sample...all the fuss about this scent ('smells like death..not life,' 'pure bilge,' etc..), so I went to TPC and got an ml. And here are my impressions: Out...
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    Re: Vanilla coconut!

    Bath and Body Works has Coconut Lime Verbena, which is a very fun summery/beachy scent. And the price is right, though I wonder if you have access to the store on line or in person?
    Another vote...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday March 24th

    Happiest of birthdays sunnyfunny and Lilybp! And many happy returns of the day! Wooohooo!!!

    Today I'm in Chinatown, which I purchased from a VERY generous BNer who included a huge treasure chest...
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    Re: SotD Monday 23 March

    Happy Birthday Ayala, Serena, Sunnyfunny, Lilybp and Carmencanada! And many happy returns of the day! How did this particular day happen to be so fruitful with perfumistas!?

    Today I'm enjoying...
  36. Re: Canadian Fragrance Awards Media Finalists - Marian Bendeth & Basenotes!

    Congrats Marian AND Grant!
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    Re: Recommend One Scent Per Decade?

    These are all fragrances worn by powerful or important women in my life:
    Gee, the 20s were lush with iconic fragrances. Some of my favorites: Shalimar, Bellodgia, Mitsouko and Arpege.
    30s: Joy...
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    Re: SotD Sunday March 22

    This morning I'm enjoying a persistent bit of cold here in sunny northern California. (Not East Coast cold, mind you! I should say COOL!). I'm happy as a pig in mud in Indult's Tihota. Happy...
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    Re: Niche aquatic/citrus - Suggestions ?

    Carthusia's Mediterraneo is a rich citrus-y scent. Beautiful.
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    Re: Melon-ic thrills

    I like this fragrance very much and have it on my wishlist. It's a fruity floral yes, but not heavy or overly sweet. I think of it as a Spring/Summer fragrance. Must try it again (all I have is a...
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    Re: Melon-ic thrills

    One of my favorite melon scents is Annayake Natsumi (The Scent of Summer). Watermelon! It's wet and refreshing and just sweet enough. I don't think Annayake gets enough love for their scents, but...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 21 March

    I'm going for pure comfort today and wearing Ayala Moriel's Immortelle L'Amour! Just typing it makes me smile. Have a great Saturday everyone! :)
  43. Re: Given the chance, what would you name a perfume?

    Well, if I was to do the same, picking up words that I like, one would be called 'Anathema.' Love that word! And another: 'Asthenic'
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    Re: Smelling like Scarlet..

    Corrida by Satellite. Red juice. Red Currant note. Love it.
    Rossy de Palma by ELDO.
    Costes...but I associate it with scarlet because the bottle is a beautiful deep red.

    What about my...
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    Re: Looking for a summer frag for my wife

    Gosh, there are so many great 'summer' appropriate fragrances. Here are just a few ideas.
    There are quite a few fans of Summer by Kenzo (or SummerByKenzo). It has Almond/heliotrope notes that...
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    Re: SotD Friday 20 March - Vernal Equinox

    Happy Birthday Quixotiq (AGAIN!)...I was a little premature yesterday!
    Today I'm in a combo of Ava Luxe scents: Milk and Loukhoum, dabbed and sprayed with a very light hand. Boy do they have...
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    Re: how do you do it?

    I'm a chronic under-sprayer, but I'm enjoying the perfume on clothes effect these days because the lasting power is improved. So I usually go for one spray on the neck, one on the left wrist which I...
  48. Re: Vote for C&S No.88 in the March Madness Game!

    I just voted and C & S 88 and it is now neck and neck with BDP! 49 votes for each! How exciting. :)
  49. Re: Burr gives Midnight Fantasy by Britney Spears four stars

    I must try it. I usually find Chandler Burr's reviews spot on! I does sound pretty awful, though, even to me, a gourmand lover! :)
  50. Re: unconventional homosexual male & his new fragrance...

    I think you are thinking of Tom of Finland. And yes, probably too conventional, though it seems to have some major fans!

    Still wondering what an unconventional homosexual is like!? :)
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    Re: birthday fragrance for my girlfriend....

    If you want to go niche, and really go luxe, you can try Indult's Manakara, which has a delightful lychee note (so does The One). It's available to buy (and sample) at Luckyscent.com.

    Oops...I...
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    Re: Ethics: Perfume & Animal Testing

    As I get older, I become more uncomfortable with animal testing, even in medicine, though I know that sometimes an 'in vivo' system, like a sheep or dog, is the only way to see if a new medication...
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff Round 1 "Cuckoo for Coco"

    Yes, we need hints. I'm following along as best as I can (and taking copious notes..I'll be doing this soon..ACK!!) and frankly I'm thoroughly confused. Not just slightly puzzled. Delirious. Help,...
  54. Re: The One or Leau The One - by D&G - any preference???

    Have you tried the men's version of The One? I really like it. It's not as sweet as the women's version. Unfortunately (to me) it also doesn't have the lychee note.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 19 March

    Happy Birthday Quixotiq!
    Today I have remnants of Bois 1920 Extreme my SotE yesterday (from a recent full scale decadence purchase at Luckyscent). On that I've layered Farmacia SS Anninziata...
  56. Re: News Special: Basenotes writer Liz Upton scoops prestigious UK Jasmine Award

    Kudos and congratulations to Liz, who wrote one of my FAVORITE articles, and Grant. Yay!!! :)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 18 March

    Happiest of Birthdays to renngrrl and Schuller, two relatively new members!

    Today I am grateful for the refill of Immortelle L'Amour that Ayala Sender sent me after my tragic spill of the original...
  58. Re: The review rating system is a bit buggered up...

    Thank you, Grant.
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    From my favorite enabler/etailer luckyscent I purchased Bois1920 Extreme. This has been on my wishlist for a long time, so I'm really excited.
  60. Thread: Is it OK?

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    Re: Is it OK?

    Of course it's okay! Just browse several of the wardrobes here and you'll see that there is a lot of cross pollination. The male and female fragrance labels are mainly marketing constructs, and...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 March

    mmm....I love Ava Luxe 23. Now I think I need to try Vamp!
    Today it's St. Patrick's Day and I'm green in Nanadebary Green!
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, 17 March 09

    In honor of St. Patrick's Day, a bit of green with Nanadebary Green!
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    Re: Minty recommendations please!

    I second or third Ave Luxe's Moroccan Mint Tea. It's on my wish list! I also like Masaki Matsushima's Mintea with notes of green tea, mint, muguet, crystal musk, woods, white roses. Very nice...
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    Re: SotD Monday 16 March

    Happy Birthday Wordbird! I so look forward to your humorous, insightful, and articulate posts!

    This morning was in Bois Farine for comfort.
    Tonight I'm in Coromandel for the sheer beauty of it.
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    Re: finally got to sample JAR

    I tried Shadow based on some reading I did on it (possibly on NST) and for me the opening was pickle relish! What a hoot. All that money for a sample, and I got a pungent pickle. And the opening...
  66. Poll: Re: (Part 1) By which "Nez" do you have most fragrances ?

    Me too...and I may own more fragrance by him than the others EXCEPT JCE. Hands down the forerunner in sheer volume of scents that I own. Then again, Francis K is much younger!
  67. Thread: Surprises

    by lizzie_j
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    Re: Surprises

    Yes, welcome AnonymousNose! It's a fun and very enlightened group here, and some of the sharpest folks you'll ever come across!
    I was surprised by how much I liked the natural scents of Ayala...
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    I'm going to be interested to hear what you think about this, Haunani! Perhaps you've already posted on SotD? I'll search. As a vanilla lover this was a bit of a disappointment. I expected an...
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    Received a coffret of Bond no. 9 purse sprays (bigger than the Bon Bons). Also Eadward Indulgence..a blind buy from eBay which will work great as a room fragrance, but as a skin fragrance it's not...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 15 March

    Happy Day Lady in Black!
    I hope it's been fabulous.
    Catching up a little late!
    Scent of the AM was Immortelle L'Amour from Ayala Moriel, about whom I cannot say too many good things!!!
    SotA...
  71. Re: A tale of perfume woe--does anyone else care to share?

    Great story...thanks for sharing!!
  72. Re: A tale of perfume woe--does anyone else care to share?

    Well, here is a happy ending to my tale of woe! Ayala Moriel sent me a refill for the lost Immortelle L'Amour! What a darling. I am ecstatic, to say the least! Thank you Ayala! SO appreciated!!!...
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    Re: Curious: "sad" smells?

    Sad for me: L'Heure Bleu and Apree L'Ondee DEFINITELY. Quite 'melancholic.' And Shalimar, surprisingly, but only because it reminds me of old things (in a good, but wistful way), and my beloved...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 14 March

    Greetings everyone...back from the depths of computer blackout! Hooray! SOTD is Roses et Chocolat by Ayala Moriel. Such a gorgeous scent. Every day I appreciate AM's nose more and more. There's...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 10 March

    More hugs for Taolady today. My condolences for your loss.

    Today I'm in Feu d'Issey trying to see what all the fuss is about. It's a great fragrance for sure, partly because it contrasts so...
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    Re: Hermessence Vetiver Tonka

    You can call any Hermes Boutique and they can mail you Vetiver Tonka. You can buy the big bottle or 4 x 15 ml of the travel sizes (they don't sell the individual 15 ml travelers in the boutique). ...
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    Sounds like a great deal (though I haven't priced schoolhouse bells recently!) Congratulations, and please post photos of the final installation!!
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    From eBay: a collection of the Fresh f21C index scents. A tidy little collection with a fair number of gems.
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    Re: SotD Monday 9 March 2009

    SotA is vintage Caron French Can Can-a gift from a dear friend who no longer wears any perfume that reminds her of her deceased husband. The bottle was still sealed, but already evaporated about 1/3...
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    Re: Hesperidic Notes?

    I love Fresh's Hesperides. As with all of their fragrances that I've tested, it's a bit on the sweet side, but at the same time has a citrusy pucker that can't be beat. :)
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    Re: 8 million Euro/11millionUS $ Bottle

    Thanks for the link. I read the background on the bottle. Fascinating!
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    Re: SotD Monday 9 March 2009

    Dear Taolady, I'm very sorry for your loss, the grief you and your son are feeling. What a sad month this is for you.
    SMM the perfume commercial that plays in the movie is for Nostalgia and it also...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 8 March

    Oh, everyone smells marvelous. Earlier I had on Tsukimi. Now it's Yukimi. An Annayake fest! And tomorrow I think it's on the explore another chypre or two. What the hey? I'm on a roll!
  84. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 7, 2009 ★★★ Chypre

    I had a mini breakthrough earlier today! Was doing my usual..sniffing fragrance while watching a movie (Watchmen, for the SECOND time--it's a little odd sniffing little vials of perfume while blood...
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    the new L de Lubin

    I actually sampled this and recognized it as having a 'chypre vibe' (per luckyscent). What a thrill that was!
    Here's the link to the info:...
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    Re: What does sex smell like?

    That's IT! I'm getting a sample of SM right now! I think I would love the scent of a mermaid, but then again, I love the smell of the marsh at low tide!! :) I have avoided SM because I know what...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 8 March

    Great choice! And Welcome! It's a nurturing, fun, and intelligent group here, so prepare to feel all warm and fuzzy inside!
    And Taolady, I agree with Chaya as our International Women's Day...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 8 March

    Happy Sunday Birthday Snafoo! I hope you have a day of rest, relaxation, and partying! And many happy returns of the day.

    On Friday I promised myself I would wear Tsukimi by Annayake SOON, and...
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    Re: The "controversial" fragrances

    Oh and let's add Vrai Blonde from ELDO to your list. To me, really smelly (slightly burned?) plastic.
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    Re: The "controversial" fragrances

    I've had a little bit of experience with BPAL scents. I'm sure you have noticed that they have over 600 fragrances listed! I've recently been through a lot of about 80 samples, and my opinions are...
  91. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 7, 2009 ★★★ Chypre

    I'm LESS confused than before today, thanks to some very informative posts earlier in the day, and the article by Helg at Perfume Shrine.

    What I wish for: By the March of 2010 SnS I hope to own...
  92. Re: New Serge Lutens fragrance info from Aedes

    Isn't Nombre Noir a rather famous osmanthus scent that Serge Lutens created (artistically directed)? It seems like he knows how to handle the osmanthus note, which I've read can be difficult,...
  93. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 7, 2009 ★★★ Chypre

    Thank you bbBD for pulling up that enlightening thread. I have a much clearer picture of what a chypre is, now, and I am going to explore other classics in the gnere if I can get my hands on some...
  94. Re: Histoires de Parfums: mindless rantings on Noir Patchouli, 1740, 1828 & 1725

    Well, since we've often talked about price per ounce...that's $185 for 4 ounces ($46/oz). Compared to Profumum's $240 for 3.4 ($77/oz) or Serge Lutens $120 for 1.7. (same as Profumum). Jalaine...
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    Another Pacifica Solid is in my posession. After giving away the Tuscan Blood Orange that was given to me, I decided to repurchase. It's great! It comes in a cute little tin pot with a lovely soy...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 7 March

    Congrats to HRH Wifey, Dimitri. And many happy returns of the day.
    And what is HER SotD, or is she getting somehing NEW?? hugs to you both.

    Today I am a sheep in a sheeper. Mitsouko Extrait...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 7 Mar 09

    Mitsouko parfum for Sniff n' Speak. Gorgeous.
    Happy birthday Mira187 and many happy returns of the day. :)
  98. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 7, 2009 ★★★ Chypre

    Thanks Wordbird for the enlightening post. I'm in the ultimate 'Sheeper' for chur. Mitsouko extrait (thanks again, Mike P you doll-face). The reference Chypre according to the demigods that I...
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    Re: What does sex smell like?

    Aren't those all bar drinks? I think it's the booziness that you might be smelling...?? Vodka perhaps though vodka is not in all of those drinks, and doesn't have much of a smell.
    Now, about your...
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    Re: SotD Friday 6 March

    Ummm I love Tsukimi. You reminded me that I have it, and it just may have to be my SotD tomorrow or late today!
    Happy Birthday Dr. Bubba. Love your name!
    Welcome Back kasae. Yes, please make...
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