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  1. Thread: Test Board

    by BlueIsis
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    Re: Test Board

    Great to see us back!
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    Re: Checking Out Temporarily

    All the best to you, Purplebird. I hope to see you soon.
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    Re: SotD Monday 26 March

    Chamade parfum
  4. Re: What did you buy "unsniffed", that you liked & what was a big mistake?

    I've had pretty good luck with blind buys, and can't think of one that I've really hated. Some of my favorites:

    Bandit
    Cristobal
    Jicky
    Mitsouko
    Nu
    Black Cashmere

    I've actually had worse...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 20 March

    Yvresse by YSL.
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    Re: Do you wear perfume to bed ! ! ! ! !

    I always wear a fragrance to bed, but I don't have a specific scent that I wear.During the winter I was on a Nu kick, and lately it's been Jicky.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 18 March

    I am wearing MDCI FK 3 ENLEVEMENT au SERAIL from a decant I purchased on ebay. This is such a lovely fragrance, but I'm hoping that I grow tired of it by the time I finish my decant, as it is so...
  8. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    This has been a wonderful week, and I feel fortunate to have been able to participate.

    I have a confession, however - I'm such a fragrance strumpet that I cheated on my beloved Guerlain...
  9. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    I just want to take a moment and thank you all for such wonderful posts in this topic. It's truly been a joy to read everyone's impressions of all these wonderful Guerlain fragrances.

    The...
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    Re: Calling Cartier Must Experts!

    Thank you very much for posting this information and the pictures. I've always loved Must de Cartier, and purchased a small bottle of the parfum from ebay, but I was never certain of which vintage I...
  11. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    I missed that information in your review, thank you!

    Most of my adult life I've lived with the idea that a gal only needed one bottle of perfume in her wardrobe (mine was Shalimar). So during...
  12. Re: Mitsouko - Comparison of Old and New Formulas

    Purplebird - Were you able to compare different vintages of the pure perfume? I purchased a mini perfume (boxed and sealed) from an on-line store front that smells exactly like the new EDP.

    I...
  13. Re: If u were given $500.00 for perfume spending...

    I would wish for Guerlains in parfum strength, also. Probably Shalimar, Jicky, and Mitsouko. But I'd also be tempted by Vega, and Guet Apens/Attrappe Coeur and Metallica. It's obvious that I'd...
  14. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    I wore Shalimar to bed last night and will be wearing Metallica today.

    Metallica’s top note of vanilla is not too sweet and I love the heart notes of ylang-ylang, orange, and carnation. The...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 10 March

    I wore Shalimar to bed last night, and will wear Metallica for the day. Happy Guerlain week to all!
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 9 March

    I'm wearing Fracas again today.
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    Tutti Kiwi was a blind purchase for me and I really ended up loving it. It was my favorite summer scent, but I haven't worn it for a long time. I really wonder if I'll still like it -- after the...
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    Am I the only Basenoter who will admit to owning Aqua Allegoria Tutti Kiwi??? :D {Hey - since finding this site, my nose has become much more discriminating ;) } I'll adopt that one.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 4 March

    I'm wearing Baghari by Robert Piguet on this chilly March Sunday.

    I purchased this as a blind buy ("bad kitty!";) ) and I'm relieved that I like it alot. It is a very soft floral with the rose...
  20. Re: >>>> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 3 >>>>CHYPRES

    Miss Dior (vintage)

    I have a sample of the newer Miss Dior as well as a bottle of the vintage EDC and there is a noticeable difference between the two. I’ll focus this post on my impressions of...
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    Re: What your wardrobe says about you

    This is one Virgo, dear Moondeva, that you got exactly right. (Although I personally like only one of the scents you suggest. My inner diva is currently in a Fracas, Bandit, Shalimar kinda mood).
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 February

    I'm in a health-care related field so I usually don't wear scent to the office when I have patients. On patient-free days I do wear something "light" and non-vintage (Love Is All, or Miss Dior...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 February

    Trying to keep the cold, windy winter at bay so I'm wearing Fracas. I'm working from home again today, so I haven't been brave enough to wear it to the office yet.
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    Re: Naughty naughty bad girl scents

    Another vote for Bandit. I picture Emma Peale from the Avengers in her leather cat suit wearing Bandit.
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    Re: SotD Monday 26 February

    I'm layering Habit Rouge with Cristobal. Yummy!
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    Re: Preparing for March 3 (chypres)

    Thank you, Moondeva for another great list!
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    Count me in. Of all the Houses, I have the most Guerlain.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 25 Februari

    I'm wearing a beautiful, sunny, bright Fracas sample today.

    I smelled divine as I shoveled the snow from my driveway.;)
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    Re: Animal Attraction - Seeking Sexy Civet!

    That sounds like a fantastic idea!
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    Bandit
    Cristobal
    Habit Rouge
    Habanita
    Casmir
    DSH perfumes Vintage Patchouly (limited edition)

    {Yes, I will be eating dirt next month ;) - especially since I've fallen in love with a sample...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 24th Feburary

    Bandit (EDP) by Robert Piguet. I just received this yesterday and I absolutely love it. It's possible that my quest for a leather scent is over.:D
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 23 February

    Mitsouko for me on this chilly, windy Friday.
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    Re: A gentle fragrance to help heal - sorry sad

    I don't have a fragrance suggestion for you, but I wanted to express my sorrow at your loss.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 18 February

    I'm very, very tired of the cold and ice, so I'm taking a little tropical vacation this lovely Sunday in the form of VENUS SANDS by Ava Luxe.

    From the website: Venus Sands
    A serene tropical...
  35. Thread: New moderator

    by BlueIsis
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    Re: New moderator

    Welcome!:)
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    Re: How do you keep decants?

    Here is a link to a product known as a "cryovial storage". Essentially, it is a cardboard box with removable dividers. The box is about 5x5 (inches) and about 3 inches tall. The 9x9 cell divider...
  37. Thread: Almond

    by BlueIsis
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    Re: Almond

    Have you tried DSH perfumes? I'm really fond of their Almond Blossom roll-on. Here's a link:
    https://www.dshperfumes.com/sale_page.asp
    Check the "Gourmand" catagory for a couple of other almond...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 28 January

    Mitsouko EDP (non-vintage)
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    Re: Do you take notes when you test?

    I don't take notes when I test a fragrance, but I do refer to other people's reviews of scents or scent descriptions. Since I'm new to discussions about fragrances (but I've always loved perfume), I...
  40. Re: Holy Grail - Have you got one and what is it?

    I'm loving Almond Blossom by DSH perfumes.

    http://www.dshperfumes.com/sale_page.asp
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 12 January

    DSH Perfume's Vintage Patchouli
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    Re: SotD Monday 8 January

    Don't ya' hate when that happens ;-) (RN, here). I usually don't wear fragrance to the hospital, but I really crave it when I'm off shift (usually spritzing in the car on the way home).
  43. Thread: Hurt Old Lady

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    Re: Hurt Old Lady

    Wonderful! I agree.
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    Re: SotD Monday 8 January

    Started off the morning with Jolie Madame by Pierre Balmain, but since today was cold and rainy, I decided to warm things up with a spritz of YSL's Nu. The two are acutally playing very nicely...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 6 January

    Caron Aimez-Moi for me this morning.

    Must de Cartier this evening.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 2 January

    Donna Karan by Donna Karan
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    Re: SotD Monday 1 January, New Year's Day!

    Wearing Metallica by Guerlain from a decant from a wonderful ebay seller, Dragonfly00.

    Happy New Year, all!
  48. Thread: Insolence?

    by BlueIsis
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    Re: Insolence?

    I was a little disapointed when I first tried Insolence, but it was a gift from my husband, so I was "stuck" with it. I've grown to like it (and, of course, I love the gesture behind it) and I think...
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    Re: I've got a serious a Leather craving.....

    Thanks for that link. It's very tempting.....
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    Re: I've got a serious a Leather craving.....

    Ooooh! I actually got a sample of this last week when I placed an order at Perfume Bay.

    Thanks to everyone for taking the time to reply. I really appreciate all the wonderful suggestions.
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    Re: I've got a serious a Leather craving.....

    Well, I tried the Chanel again today and I'm pretty sure it's not going to be for me. The top notes were very soapy, followed by a distinct cow pattie note, rounded out by a...
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    Re: I've got a serious a Leather craving.....

    Thank you so much for the list! I'm going to enjoy sampling all those.
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    Re: I've got a serious a Leather craving.....

    I've never tried anything from that house. Thanks for the reccomendation.
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    Re: I've got a serious a Leather craving.....

    I actually may have a decant of that (- I've been sampling like a mad woman and can't keep it all straight.) Thanks.
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    Re: I've got a serious a Leather craving.....

    Thanks for the recomendations. I'll have to check those out.

    (Which one was your favorite....something that started with the letter "d", I believe.....) ;-)
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    I've got a serious a Leather craving.....

    Tell me which is your favorite leather fragrance. I have decants of both Tabac Blond and Cuir de Russie but neither seemed to last very long on me (I've only worn each a single time).

    Which...
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    Re: Today I bought ...

    Ms. Dragonfly is one of my favorite sellers, also. She has such a large selection of decants from so many different houses.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 23 December

    Thanks for the welcome musse and Twolf!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 23 December

    Ventilo by Ventilo (vintage version)
  60. Re: Neat--although incomplete--online scent pyramid

    Thanks for the link - what a great time-waster this will be <G>.
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    Re: 'Un-intelligent' Perfumes?

    Thanks for the welcome. I've greatly enjoyed finding a group as fragrance crazy as I. So many BNers are wonderful writers as well and that makes this group a double delight.
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    Re: 'Un-intelligent' Perfumes?

    Well, some of my favorites are on the un-intelligent list...
    (and foolish me - I've also publically listed them in my wardrobe - no mensa invite for me....LOL)

    But I'll defend my poor stoopid...
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    Re: Best online retailers, reviews, etc.

    I've spent more than I'd like to admit at Perfume Bay. ;) Service is good and they have a large selection of sample vials.
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