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  1. Re: Perfume oils, body oils, body and bath oils - how, when, where?

    The vintage Guerlain bath oils are generally gorgeous: rich and concentrated with the top notes normally found in the more diluted concentrations less noticeable.
  2. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    I've probably been a serious perfumista for a decade (or a bit over), and since I'm a serial monogamist when it comes to fragrances, I have a teeny, tiny group of bottles made up only of my absolute...
  3. Re: Some perfumes that celebrities are wearing

    Anyone have any thoughts on La Maison Hedonique Cerf Blanc?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Extract of Sandalwood by Crabtree & Evelyn.

    Really not sure why this is considered a masculine frag. It's really gorgeous on anyone--pure sandalwood heaven!
  5. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    My experience as well.
  6. Thread: Bogue MAAI

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    Re: Bogue MAAI

    I'm guessing your sample and bottle will match each other in odor profile and that you will continue to find both just wonderful!

    I think it is only those of us who wore Maai quite a bit when it...
  7. Thread: Bogue MAAI

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    Re: Bogue MAAI

    If you haven't worn the older version, you may still like this newer one just fine!
  8. Thread: Bogue MAAI

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    Re: Bogue MAAI

    I don't know. This new sample smells SURPRISINGLY different than my older decant in its profile. I was a huge fan before, but I definitely wouldn't buy a bottle of this newer stuff. It's simply not...
  9. Thread: Bogue MAAI

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    Bogue MAAI

    Wow.

    I've had a large decant of Maai for a couple of years now and the other day I went looking for it and was dismayed when I couldn't locate it. In desperation, I sent off for a sample from...
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    Re: First Female Frag! - Chanel N°19 vtg.

    I've always wondered about Sous Le Vent, but it's so absurdly rare (even on Ebay) that I've never tried it. I love Diorella, although the pure parfum is also getting pretty difficult to source. :-(
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    Re: Givenchy III Discussion

    This is also the bottle that I have. What a darkly green beauty! Glll seems very serious about its chypre-ness. I find it somewhat starkly elegant and somber.

    I would love to know how it stacks up...
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    Re: Gucci Memoire d'une Odeur

    Love chamomile and hay notes; not so keen on narcissus. Tabac Tabou nearly did me in.
  13. Re: Please recommend fragrances that are similar to Dusita Oudh Infini and Bortnikoff Oud Maximus

    I obviously need to try Rania J's Oud Assam because I LOVE Oudh Infini (but do not love its price).
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    The PdT is my absolute favorite!
  15. Re: Thoughts on Caron & Guerlain + What do I try next?

    Guerlain Derby and Mitsouko. (Preferably in vintage form.)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Two 75 ml bottles of Mitsouko PDT. My favorite concentration of Mitsy.
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    Re: looking for a sparkling fragrance

    Noontide Petals by Tauer and Yendi by Capucci.

    These two are always described as "fizzy."
  18. Re: Creeping up on Mitsouko - my roundabout path

    Bumping this thread to say that since I worshipped Mitsouko from my very first sniff, I always find it fascinating when people describe "her" as inscrutable or difficult or challenging. Maybe my...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Another day, another wearing of Patou's 1000.
  20. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    It does! I truly can't imagine anyone objecting to it.
  21. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    This whole experience stinks! (No pun intended.) People need to suck it up and understand that wherever humans are, there will be odors.

    Also, I just tried Quadrille (thank you,...
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Vintage Polo used to be my favorite frag for a man to wear. And then I met and got involved with a diagnosed sociopath whose signature scent was Polo. I can't even stand one whiff of it now, old or...
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    Re: One choice for...Vol III

    - Alone at a Café, enjoying a drink (early autumn)
    PATOU 1000

    - New York, 1983 (any season).
    PATOU 1000

    - Reunion with friends that you haven´t seen since 15 or 20 years ago (any season)....
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    Re: First Female Frag! - Chanel N°19 vtg.

    This is a gorgeous scent and one I'd love to smell on a man!

    Miss Dior and Mitsouko and Givenchy lll would also be incredible.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Now, THAT is a genuine endorsement. I'll be trying the EDT!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    A ha! Thank you, grayspoole. I will definitely try the vintage EDT.
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    Re: Autumn Selections 2019

    Fall in California is not that different than the summer, BUT I anticipate wearing Mitsouko and 1000 quite a bit.
  28. Re: Have you ever stopped someone to ask what they're wearing? What was it?

    I definitely would have, but I was in an enormous crowd of shoppers in SF. I still regret not being able to find out what the female was wearing. It was intoxicating!
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    Re: Women's Yatagan?

    I agree--what a female!!
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    Re: Women's Yatagan?

    Onda?

    Private Collection?

    Aliage?

    Givenchy lll?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Wearing Patou's 1000 today (vintage extrait). One of my absolute favorites!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    YUM!!!

    I just invested (deliberate word choice, there) in a 30 ml bottle of Patou's 1000. Vintage pure parfum.

    Am wondering if the EDP comes close. Has anyone tried both?
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Wearing some gorgeous vintage 1000 (extrait) by Patou and wondering why on earth I haven't made this a permanent part of my life.
  34. Re: New Parfums de Nicolai in September, Baikal Leather

    Me too.
  35. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Actually your description seems pretty accurate to me.
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    Re: Strange Invisible Perfumes

    I also really liked Fire and Cream and Magazine Street.
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    Re: Different versions of Mitsouko

    I adore Mitsouko, but only the really vintage parfum and PDT.

    I have had several bottles of the pure parfum, both the rosebud bottles and those with the heart shaped stopper and ALL of them have...
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    Re: Strange Invisible Perfumes

    I used to like Musc Botanique, but it's been forever since I tried it. I remember that it was an unusual, almost vegetal musk.
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    Re: What Roja Dove would you recommend?

    Diaghilev Roja Dove.

    A million years ago, someone sent me a sample of the first version and I almost swooned.
  40. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    It may never recover!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Private Collection, again. Can't seem to quit.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

    Used to love this one. They also had a honeysuckle scent that was lovely.
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    Re: Explain your icon

    I love black and white photography and old films and Carole Lombard.

    Plus, I'm a blond who wears lots of black.
  44. Re: Can I put a perfume (fluid) into a spray bottle?

    Of course!
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    Re: anyone tried Haeckels?

    Would love to hear more about this brand.

    I'm intrigued by both Blean Woods and St. John's Cemetery.
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    Re: Parfums DelRae announces retirement

    Which specific ones did you like?
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    Re: Favorite violet fragrance?

    The only violet fragrance I really enjoy.
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    Re: The role of fragrance in my recovery

    Love this story! Fragrance can be genuine balm and/or palliative in stressful times.
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    Re: What do you wear purely for yourself?

    I always wear whatever, whenever, and wherever, I please.
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    Re: Timbuktu or Dzjongkha ?

    Timbuktu.
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    Re: Vero Profumo: They continue on

    Very sad. :-(
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    Re: Which is your favorite Musk fragrance?

    Would LOVE to hear more about this one!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Still on my Private Collection binge.
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    Re: Today, I'm particularly enjoying...

    Still need to try this one!
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    Re: Who prefers dirty looks to compliments?

    I'm guessing only bratty or super immature 8 year old boys would actually want to gross people out with their own odor/scent.

    I don't think even those of us who love animalic fragrances are...
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    Re: New Frederic Malle - The Moon

    I would like to hear more about both of these!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

    I know, I keep waiting to see the billowing smoke on the horizon. :-(
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd July, 2019

    Love this one--what a great choice for a summer's day!
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    Re: Vintage Gengis Khan sample pass

    Super nice review! I can almost smell this one thanks to your highly detailed analysis.
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    Re: Loyalty to a fragrance

    "We're always chasing something beyond and outside ourselves."

    For me, this is utterly true. Scent is one way in which I reinvent myself and my concept of self, over and over. I contain...
  61. WTB: Private Collection Parfum Estee Lauder

    VERY interested in purchasing any amount of the pure parfum!!

    PM me.
  62. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    All the fragrances I can't live without are (unsurprisingly) vintage.

    My brand new (but literally old) "can't live without" scent is Private Collection from good old Estee Lauder.

    I can't even...
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    I'm in!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Is this considered "vintage?" If so, this is my vintage SOTD.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Ebay is your friend (and I am, too, so let me know if you need any)!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Wow! I've never heard of Faun, but now I'm definitely intrigued. The one review on the internet said something about "fur" notes!
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    Re: Help with Private Collection!

    Thanks so much for this detailed info, grayspoole!

    I also love Aliage and just invested in a vintage bottle. Between these two, I (pretty much) have my deep green bases covered. I'm still amazed...
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    Help with Private Collection!

    Is there any difference between the Private Collection in the frosted teardrop splash bottles and the spray bottles that are referred to as "Pure Fragrance?"

    I'm only interested in the vintage...
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    Lauder's Private Collection Question

    Is there any difference between the Private Collection in the frosted teardrop splash bottles and the spray bottles that are referred to as "Pure Fragrance?"

    I'm only interested in the vintage...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    My brand new (and very vintage) favorite:

    YENDI by Capucci.
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    I am pretty much always having a private party for her.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Wow--how incredible!
  73. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Me too, me too!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Lucky you!!
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    Re: Pairing with Chanel Cuir de Russie

    I'll be looking forward to your impressions, Bavard! (CdR is one of my all-time favorites.)
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    Re: Online auctions question

    On ebay certain items get resisted if the buyer does not pay for the item they won. This happens more frequently than you'd think. As someone who both buys and sells on ebay, I'd have to say that...
  77. Re: Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    I need to try each and every one of these!
  78. Re: Which fragrance gladly come back to and rediscovering many years after the first testing?

    There are very few scents that I've loved with consistency throughout the years, but these three have continued to delight me over the long haul:

    CHANEL Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles
    Guerlain...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Just bought both the EDP and parfum versions of Inoui by Shiseido. Ack!! My perfume budget (as if I have one!) is shot.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    Wearing my new favorite: INOUI by Shiseido.
  81. Re: 2 new fragrances from Brooklyn Perfume Co: Ambergris and Green Iris

    Please let us know what you think!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Bal a Versailles in very vintage extrait.
  83. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

    Gee-or-geous!!
  84. Re: “Chewy” or “fatty” fragrances = what?

    Oudh Infini makes me feel like this (although I like it!).
  85. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

    What DRUG was I on?! All of the vintage versions of these particular frags (Guerlain Vega, Patou 1000, Chanel No. 5, Chanel Cuir de Russie, Chanel Bois des Iles) are amazing and distinct and definite...
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    Re: List of reference perfumes?

    These are not necessarily the best examples, merely the ones that come to mind first when I think of these "types" of perfume:

    tobacco perfumes: Feuilles de Tabac by Miller Harris, Fumerie Turque...
  87. Re: Expensive Perfumes aren't worth it - people prefer cheaper scents.

    True!
  88. Re: Cold/Detached Fragrances (In Need Of Recommendations)

    This gets my vote.
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    Re: Any thoughts on Rogue Perfumery?

    Chypre-Siam is my favorite so far.
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    Re: Female G. smell?

    Jubilation 25, according to Kafkaesque.
  91. Re: The fragrances you smell on others when out that always puts a smile on your face.

    I was jogging on a running trail in Houston today when a couple swooshed by me and I caught the most amazing scent of Oudh Infini. Wow!
  92. Re: Dabbed or sprayed? Perfumes that perform better one way or the other

    I do this all the time and love the way my vintage scents smell when spayed.
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    Re: Men vs. Women

    To me the most interesting aspect of the male/female thing on BN is the attitudinal differences revealed in the forum threads. The male side of things is much more frequently confrontational and...
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    Salome is also challenging for me, although the late dry down is beautiful. I also love (and forgot to mention) Bal a Versailles. The vintage version is wonderful for civet-lovers.
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    My current favorites:

    MKK - a gorgeous combination of rose and musk and cumin

    Oudh Infini - so lush and sooo dirty (thanks to its oud)

    Koh-i-Noor - indolic florals and an underlying musky...
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    Re: Jayne Mansfield

    That room looks like somewhere an incel would take his latest kidnap victim.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Vintage CHANEL's like Cuir de Russie and Bois des Iles smell veddy, veddy upper crust to me.
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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Agree!
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    Re: Iris Question

    I need to try this!
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Interesting! So Avon (and stuff like Margaret Keane's big eyed paintings) are pure camp, but Gaultier's perfume is deliberate (and therefore less satisfying).
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