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    Re: Vetiver - Ruh Khus

    Vetiver Absolue by Bortnikoff is amazing.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th June, 2020

    Granville by Christian Dior

    https://i1.wp.com/perfumeposse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/La-Collection-Couturier-Parfumeur-Granville-Dior-Fragrantica.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th June, 2020

    Granville by Christian Dior

    https://i1.wp.com/perfumeposse.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/La-Collection-Couturier-Parfumeur-Granville-Dior-Fragrantica.jpg

    Perfect for a humid, sticky, sweaty...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I must admit when I fell in love with it I didn’t smell “whiskey”. It was after wearing it extensively that I finally got the peat and whiskey notes.

    The name is of course silly-double-entendre...
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    This caught my eye also.

    So did the upcoming Extrait version of Selperniku!
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    Re: January Scent Projects

    What a great idea!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th June, 2020

    Carre Blanc by The Zoo

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26156649-4886.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th June, 2020

    In Sync in:

    Carre Blanc by The Zoo

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26156649-4886.jpg

    I have always been drawn to modern, edgy, artistic fragrances since I joined BN. If you'd...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Oh and I forgot to mention in my post that I nominate Ken_Russell for the next post...on Sunday!
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    Re: Welcome our new moderator: Bavard!

    Fantastic news!
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Hmmm.no. I always felt like Cuiron was powdery. More musk driven. This is absolutely no powder at all. No musk. Nothing animalic. More human smelling.

    I always say it's akin to vinyl...
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    Re: Un Jardin en Mediteranee

    I will echo what a few people have already said - I smelled this when it came out and it was FIG! Strongly. I have always smelled fig in this, along with wood and fruit notes. I must admit I enjoy...
  13. Re: What are the notes in Neutrogena's Rainbath shower gel?

    I think it smells a lot like Amber & Lavender Cologne by Jo Malone
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Good idea
  15. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    No, those are not good candidates for a blind buy
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Thank you incense + heliotrope for picking me for today's "One perfume every three days" game. It's been hard for me to pick something, but once I thought of this scent, it made total sense to talk...
  17. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    One of my favorite 'oud' prominent Bortnikoff's. Very easy to love. The only hindrance is price/limited availability.
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I have not smelled Heliotrope by ETRO. It sounds like something I'd like.

    I was unaware of the smell of heliotrope until I joined BN. It all came together when an ex-partner bought this really...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020

    This morning I was scent-twins with Jon R in a sample (I think I picked this up in Chicago with the BN gang) of:

    Ungaro II by Ungaro
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd June, 2020

    shadesofbleu - Happy Happy Anniversary sweetie. I was just talking about you the other day, on another thread - we were discussing Terracotta Le Parfum that you and I smelled @ Neiman Marcus...
  21. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Yes!

    Has happened a couple of times. I sometimes smell a fragrance on someone else and it smells horrid. Then it ruins the fragrance for me.

    One prime example of that is Jour d'Hermes by...
  22. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Wearing Triad tonight. It sort of 'clicked' with me tonight. I'm really enjoying it. I'm not someone, these days, that wants to wear a rose/oud fragrance - I feel like I've moved past that...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd June, 2020

    I felt a bit overwhelmed yesterday with work and with the state-of-the world, so I didn't post my SOTD. I wore Mitsouko (vintage EdT) by Guerlain and then later on some new Diptyque chypre-wanna-be,...
  24. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Didn't know that. Thanks!
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    So Elixir...

    Let's rewind back to 2008 when news of this hit the perfume blogosphere. Back then I was 1) Sort of insanely interested in Olivia Giacobetti fragrances - she sort of stunned me with...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Oh how nice of you. Sending you a PM now.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st May, 2020

    Oh I have N Cal. When it first came out I was gifted a sample. I loved it.


    I got soooo much sun today, I'm a bit of a lobster at the moment but the Aloe Vera and aspirin is keeping the burn...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    I still remember when Terre d'Hermes came out. EVERY WOMAN who smelled it on me complimented me on it. No lie. I laughed inside when it happened. Because I thought the scent was just okay...at...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    Of all of the Declaration 'family' of scents I would say my favorite of all them (probably tied with the original Declaration) is the Hermessence Epice Marine by Hermes. Not the cheapest option,...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    The first few times I smelled Siberian Summer I didn't smell camphor at all. Then all of a sudden BAM I could smell camphor very clearly. Now I smell it every time I wear it.

    From the last...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st May, 2020

    Finally picked my SOTD:

    Ambre Stone by L’Atelier Français des Matières

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26160580-8808.jpg

    One of the 'real ambergris' fragrances to jump on the...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st May, 2020

    Ambre Stone by L’Atelier Français des Matières

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26160580-8808.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st May, 2020

    ineespenes - oh sorry to hear, broken bottles are no fun :(


    I woke up later than normal (it felt so good to sleep in) so no running/walking yet...I'm still having coffee and scent-free (although...
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    Re: New game: One perfume every three days.

    So I just sat here today and read the whole thread in its entirety. Great idea MonsieurMontana!

    The title of this thread should have at the end: (Cat All-Stars of BN). lol. All of your cats...
  35. Re: Trashy Fragrances Done Well - Appreciation Thread

    Great idea for a thread.

    I own one that I think falls in this category: Sex Appeal for Men by Jovan.
  36. Re: Does Jicky use the same civet as Shalimar? (and other questions)

    Same civet - but Jicky just smells more intensely civet-prominent. So does Mouchoir de Monsieur. I disliked Jicky when I first sampled it but then I did a total 180 and now I love it and Mouchoir...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Thanks. It's a very special fragrance. Made even more special in the attar formulation. Only 1 drop lasts hours.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th May, 2020

    ComDiva - I was *just* thinking of you and your son a couple of days ago. I can't remember what put you two on my mind, but I was remembering meeting him and your whole family in Boston and...
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    Re: Il Dieci by Bogue Profumo

    I'm wearing Cologne Reloaded now. It's so damn butch. Like a cross between Mouchoir de Monsieur, Sex Appeal for Men and a very ultra luxurious Eaux cologne. I treasure my decant of this.

    I...
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    Re: Il Dieci by Bogue Profumo

    I forgot about OOOH. The one there was only 11 bottles of. Sigh
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    I love Colonia also. If you can try it, there is a fantastic Body Lotion for the scent - very richly scented and it makes the scent last longer on skin.

    My 'happy' fragrance (in my wardrobe): ...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th May, 2020

    Robin-in-FL - my bad, I totally missed posting on BN yesterday and missed your Sync Day (Fruity). I would have worn the re-named Saturday by Arielle Shoshana. That huge passion fruit note is so fun...
  43. Re: Which is your favourite Lily-of-the-Valley perfume ?

    This! ^

    Preferably vintage Extrait.
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    Re: Vol de Nuit - Questions

    I agree with what's been said:

    - It does NOT age well. If you take a chance on that used vintage Extrait don't have any expectations about it's wearability
    - I *have* owned well-preserved VdN...
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    Re: Ambre Stone by Anthologie Grands de Crus

    I got a small decant of this one, I have to give this a proper review soon. From my initial sampling I really liked it.
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    Re: Il Dieci by Bogue Profumo

    Thanks!

    What's your favorite Gardoni? Mine is Cologne Reloaded.
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    Re: Il Dieci by Bogue Profumo

    Anyone else have a chance to smell this one?

    I see decants on eBay for sale but there's incredibly pricey...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

    A non-BN friend gave me a sample of this - finally wore it today

    Fath Pour l'Homme by Jacques Fath

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26120613-241.jpg

    This is so *not* my style,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th May, 2020

    A non-BN friend gave me a sample of this - finally wore it today

    Fath Pour l'Homme by Jacques Fath

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26120613-241.jpg

    This is so *not* my style,...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2020

    Baikal Gris attar by Areej le Dore

    https://www.areejledore.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/DSC04042-600x400.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th May, 2020

    Ah I knew it. Yes this is decidedly 'new school' and yet it has a nice allure to it. I would love to smell this on you. Does your bf ever wear it?


    Tonight, it rained so much in my apartment...
  52. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    ((hard giggle))
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th May, 2020

    2nd time from a sample:

    Shams Oud by Memo

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26133565-2289.jpg

    Wow, what a spicy yummy gourmand oud. I have no idea why I am wearing this in hot,...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th May, 2020

    Oh a great Momma Hug for Quarry - Happy Birthday!


    2nd time from a sample:

    Shams Oud by Memo

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26133565-2289.jpg

    Wow, what a spicy yummy...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Free shipping from Thailand. F*ck yeah. I bought a vial of Baikal Gris Attar. It's so good!
  56. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    So I used up the entire decant of my Musk Cologne today. I also finished my decant of Amber Cologne a couple months ago. They are so darned wearable and yet unique. I recommend both wholeheartedly.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th May, 2020

    More of this - I'm sort of addicted to it at the moment...

    Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26159533-9601.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th May, 2020

    More of this - I'm sort of addicted to it at the moment...

    Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26159533-9601.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th May, 2020

    Awesome story Jon!

    It’s rained all morning and afternoon and I think it’s not going to stop.

    I am in Musk Cologne by Bortnikoff. I’m almost out of my decant. This is good stuff and don’t let...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

    Murphy's Law Quarry. Hilarious...I could just see your face. lol

    The Balenciaga I wore this morning - just wow...it lasted all day. Those 80's masculines...no one makes them like those anymore....
  61. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I might splurge for the Luckyscent Bortnikoff sample pack. I can try the new ones plus 2 samples of some I already have and love. Why the hell not?
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I liked it. I didn't *love* it. Of course it's an attar, it was SUPER hot today when I went out after applying it, and I already know the deal with this line - you have to try a few times to wrap...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

    Le Club de Balenciaga / Ho Hang Club by Balenciaga (vintage)

    https://pimages.parfumo.de/720/12372_img-8528-balenciaga-ho_hang_club_eau_de_toilette_720.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd May, 2020

    foxbins - I also lol'd at your post yesterday.

    Hot here also. I already went running and then worked out at home, gave myself a hair cut, a beard trim, a mud mask and a hot shower. Then I...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Gonna wear my sample of Russian Musk Attar this morning - I have had it for + 2 months and haven't sampled it yet.
  66. Re: Le Lion de Chanel - anyone knows anything?

    It's supposed to be available in 75 ml and 200 ml - and it's an Eau de Parfum.

    I'm sure someone will be selling some on eBay.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd May, 2020

    In a sample of:

    Allegretto 7.2 by Berceuse Parfum

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26160764-2723.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd May, 2020

    So nice to see you posting SeaRoses - Happy Birthday!


    In sync in a sample of:

    Allegretto 7.2 by Berceuse Parfum

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26160764-2723.jpg
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    You're welcome.

    I only own a decant of both of these. The Attar is tugging on my wallet - it's very well done. But I need to save $...so I'm waiting at the moment until later in the year.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Same scent but the Attar is deeper, richer - more potent and less sillage. I love it. I think you would also.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st May, 2020

    I must have had this sample in my wardrobe for over 7-8 years...I have no idea where I got it (maybe at one of the early BN meet ups?) but I am finally wearing it today:

    Vierges et Tereros by ELDO...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st May, 2020

    I must have had this sample in my wardrobe for over 7-8 years...I have no idea where I got it (maybe at one of the early BN meet ups?) but I am finally wearing it today:

    Vierges et Tereros by ELDO...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    I wore Baikal Gris Attar today for the 1st time - amazing! I love the Extrait and yet the Attar is even better. Blown away.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

    Late post from me...I wore this all day today. The apartment reeks of it lol

    Baikal Gris by Areej le Dore

    https://www.luckyscent.com//images/products/784012.jpg?width=400&404=product.png
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th May, 2020

    Late post from me...I wore this all day today. The apartment reeks of it lol

    Baikal Gris by Areej le Dore

    https://www.luckyscent.com//images/products/784012.jpg?width=400&404=product.png
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    "The Background World" by Nine Inch Nails

    Pisco + Ginger Beer

    Baikal Gris by Areej le Dore
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    I'm loving all three of those. Props!
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    "Boa" by Art Department

    Sex on The Beach cocktail

    Feuilles Vertes by Creed
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    "Love Is All We Share" by Cut Copy

    Topo Chico mineral water

    Copal Azur by Aedes
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th May, 2020

    Copal Azur by Aedes

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26144572-9803.jpg

    I love the camphor-ish top notes that lead almost immediately into realistic smell of copal incense
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th May, 2020

    Copal Azur by Aedes

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26144572-9803.jpg

    I love the camphor-ish top notes that lead almost immediately into realistic smell of copal incense
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th May, 2020

    Mysore Lime by Madhat Scents

    https://www.badgerandblade.com//forum/proxy.php?image=https%3A%2F%2Fimagizer.imageshack.com%2Fv2%2F800x600q90%2F921%2FaeTPYB.jpg&hash=125944408e4586fc3680db53547ba5f2
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th May, 2020

    Too busy to post yesterday - I wore fougere's all day: Moustache (vintage) by Rochas + Ho Hang by Balenciaga.

    Today, I wore Colonia (Body Lotion) by Acqua di Parma to run (I bought some new...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    "Let's Go Crazy" by Prince

    St. Germain Spritz

    Ho Hang by Balenciaga
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    You will be instantly transported to the beach. Trust.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th May, 2020

    I want to try the Basenotes Robot's SOTD. Minnie Mouse yo! lol


    Totally not in Sync today in this, from a new decant:

    Sayat Nova by Bortnikoff
    ...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    I am 'dying' to get a bottle of Calvados. Soon!!!
  88. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Yeah I'm hoping it's not the fragrance. But...it could be.

    It's weird when your body has a physiological reaction to a fragrance - rather than the normal "I don't like this smell". I felt my...
  89. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I too finally dug into my Sayat Nova decant today. And I also immediately smelled that familiar boozy-vanilla smell of that Guerlain (honestly...it's not my favorite kind of Guerlain vanila...being...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    "Fatalism" by Lo Grounds

    Pisco + Coke (Mexican)

    Hermessence Cedre Sambac by Hermes
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    Re: Copper by Comme des Garçons

    Yes but very subtle.

    Nothing as overt as the overload of that note in At The Beach 1966 by CB I Hate Perfume.
  92. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute is Gorgeous. Why is there such a controversy?

    Have you asked other people if they can smell you? Wonder if this might be a scent that 'hides' on the wearer...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th May, 2020

    Today I wore this, from my new decant and whoa...it's amazing. I can't wait to wear this again and write up a full review:

    Ambre Stone by Anthologie de Grands Crus
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th May, 2020

    I was so busy yesterday I didn't post (I wore Vatinee by Bortnikoff...again, from my new decant).

    NCalFragReviewer - congrats on the posting milestone

    Sunnyfunny - congrats on stockpiling the...
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    "The Day the Sky Fell In" by Stelios Vassiloudis & Sahar Z

    A Bellini

    Ambre Stone (EdP) by Anthologie de Grands Crus
  96. Re: Gucci Guilty Absolute is Gorgeous. Why is there such a controversy?

    I love it. A good friend of mine, it's his signature scent, so every time he and I are together I smell it.
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    Re: A song, a drink, a perfume.

    "Recomposed by Max Richter: Vivaldi, The Four Seasons: Summer 3" by Max Richter

    Mint Julep

    Vatinee by Bortnikoff
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th May, 2020

    So there you go sunnyfunny. You said it. You "know" your part. Which can be simultaneously scary and incredibly freeing. Which is exciting 'progress'. Good for you. Living a life full of self...
  99. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I'm not ready to post my thoughts on my new Sayat Nova & Vatinee decants yet because I still haven't given them enough skin time - I just opened up the package last night.

    But I have been...
  100. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    I just got my decant of Vatinee in and I really like it. I smell 'gardenia' I don't know why.

    More later...
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