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    Re: Ugliest perfume bottle in your collection?

    that's hilarious!
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    Re: S o t D Tuesday 18th August

    Lucienne by Lucienne von Doz -- thanks for Perfume_Addict for turning me onto this little known gem!
  3. Re: Layering to cut a frag's sweetness? Odd question.

    I was thinking the same -- or you could try a dry incense scent
  4. Re: Sensory Overload: A problem I have when testing perfumes in a store...

    Here's a helpful "how-to" guide from Grant: A guide to choosing and buying fragrance http://www.basenotes.net/reference/buying.html
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    Re: Ava Luxe Availability?

    I do hope she comes back... I would imaging that basenotes alone generated a lot of business for her... but maybe not enough
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    S is for Sacrebleu by Parfums de Nicolaï
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    Re: S o t D Monday 17 August

    SL Vetiver Oriental
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    Re: keeping it together

    deleted -- wrong thread
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    Q is for Querelle by Parfumerie Generale
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    Re: Refrigerating your bottles

    I does not get that hot inside, but it can get into low 80s upstairs on especially hot days without AC, so I took my full bottles to the office (always 74 F). I only have about a dozen bottles so it...
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    Re: Which fragrance will you defend to the death??

    Gosh, none!

    It's a fragrance not my first born.
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    Re: Ava Luxe Availability?

    yeah that was my first reaction. I was thinking about Hong Kong Garden and one of the ambers...

    Oh well... too many perfumes (and perfumers) too little time. Sonoma Scent Studio is a good house to...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    K is for Kelly Calèche by Hermès
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    F is for Fureur d'Agrumes by Esteban
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    Re: Modern Fougere,options?

    Fougere Bengale by Parfum d'Empire
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    A is for Ambre Russe by Parfum d'Empire
  17. Thread: Natori by Natori

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    Re: Natori by Natori

    I read on NST that the two scents are not related.
  18. Thread: Natori by Natori

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    Re: Natori by Natori

    have you tried it?
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    P is for Perla by Farmacia SS. Annunziata
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    Re: Olfactory Fatigue or....

    second that. i tested fracas once and the next day i could smell it on the sleeves of my jacket where the fabric touched my skin
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    Free Life
    by Etienne Aigner (1987)

    Free Spirit
    by Tova Borgnine Beverly Hills (2003)

    ??
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    Re: New women's scents

    Lola was okay -- musky peony to my nose (I washed it off after about 10 min as I was sampling other stuff at the time, so did not wait for the full dry down). Upon the initial sniff it more "grown...
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    Re: Angel: how much is too much?

    probably 2 max -- this stuff is way strong!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 15 August-09

    DelRae Debut
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    d is for dama by laura tonatto
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    Re: What are your most feared scrubbers?

    I'm afraid I have to add Emotionelle by DelRae to this list -- too many melons! It's a "weird" melon -- something not quite right with it.

    Although some people consider it to be an exceptional...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    V is for Vetiver by Jalaine
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    T is for Twill Rose by Les Parfums de Rosine
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    K is for Kretek by Ava Luxe
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    F is for Ferre by Ferre
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    D is for Debut by Parfums DelRae
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    Re: Luckyscent order:please suggest scents...

    Are you ordering a bottle or samples?
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    Re: This year I finished -- 2009

    PS -- for osmanthus, I'd much rather go with Osmanthus Interdite by Parfum d'Empire
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    B is for Baroque by Fragonard
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    Re: This year I finished -- 2009

    Passed on a dozen+ samples to a friend of mine -- trying to "convert" her.

    Also finished a couple:

    Chanel Sycomore -- that was probably the most "masculine" in the Exclusifs that I tried: dry...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    Y is for Y by YSL
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    V is Vanilla by Jalaine
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    Re: Go ahead. Say I told you so.

    Well it's too late now!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    T is for Teakwood by Ava Luxe
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    Re: Perfumes which use ONLY natural ingredients...

    A good source to locate the perfumers who use only natural ingredients is the Natural Perfumers Guild:

    http://naturalperfumers.com/
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    Re: Perfume as a birthday gift

    I think that's a great suggestion! The samples are a great addition to the gift card.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    Q is for Quand Vient La Pluie by by Guerlain
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    Re: Too many deals "too good to pass on"?

    Ah, Basenotes are detrimental to my will power! Today's 'find': Calypso for $20 including shipping http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=233979 I've considered either Vanille or Amber, but...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 12 August-09

    Heeley Iris de Nuit -- nice iris, but nothing groundbreaking
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    M is for Mimosa Pour Moi by L'Artisan
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    K is for Kelly Calèche by by Hermès
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    Re: Craving the weird & irregular

    Interesting... I was able to try 100% love (thanks to a generous basenoter) and it seemed nice rather than weird -- a light candid rose.
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    Re: SoTD: Tuesday August 11

    Rogalal, I always enjoy reading your SOTD posts!

    Today I went from Chanel Sycomore (nice, but only on occasion) to Le Labo Vetyver (scrubber) to Yves Rocher Neonatura Cocoon (now I see why people...
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    Re: State your unpopular cologne opinions here.

    Ha! I'm with you on this.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    I is for Iris Bleu Gris by MPG
  51. Thread: Hello to all

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    Re: Hello to all

    Welcome! I hope you enjoy BaseNotes.
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    Re: Quest for Sandalwood?

    Prominent sandalwood:

    Fresh Cannabis Santal (at Sephora)
    Serge Lutens Santal Blanc (at Barney's or order sample online)
    Ava Luxe No 23 (samples may be hard to come by, or try Perfumed Court)....
  53. Re: I'm not in love anymore, how to reignite the passion?

    One other suggestion -- you can set up a goal of wearing all the scents you have for a day and then writing a review for the directory. With 60+ fragrances in your collection, that will keep you busy...
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    Re: Exploring leather & incense frags...

    Although not pure incense, I get a distinct incense vibe in Chanel Sycomore (Les Exclusifs). It's worth sampling!
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    Re: Exploring leather & incense frags...

    My favorite leather is Cuir Ottoman by Parfum d'Empire -- very elegant and "lady-like"; SL Daim Blond and Cuir de Lancome are worth sampling too (Lancome is probably the second favorite, then SL).
    ...
  56. Re: Do plastic bottles or decants ruin a scent over time?

    Even in a glass atomizer, the spray tube and cap are typically plastic (or at least the tube). Even the bottles all (pretty much) have plastic tubing. So I don't think it's the 'plastic' per se that...
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    Re: Winners Announced! Contest #10, White Magic

    Yip yip hurrah!

    Thanks so much for the fun contest!
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    Re: My new obsession - sample purchasing

    Well, I've made a (somewhat dubious) achievement of having sampled 650 scents -- it took me slightly under 6 weeks to test another 100 fragrances. I expect my rate of sampling of new scents to slow...
  59. Re: I'm not in love anymore, how to reignite the passion?

    That's a great suggestion!
  60. Re: I'm not in love anymore, how to reignite the passion?

    I would say you are in luck! If there's nothing else that you'd want to get, just seat back, relax and enjoy the scents you already own!

    (sorry this is not too helpful! But acquisition for...
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    Re: Cuir Mauresque: OMG, they copied...

    I just recently sampled it and it seemed very restrained -- floral/fruity/soapy leather. No 'bathroom' smell at all.
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    Re: Miller Harris Terre d'Iris

    I need to dig out my sample of Terre d'Iris, but I tried Iris Taizo just now --- wow, it’s really good. Kind of a leathery iris -- reminded me a bit of PdE Equistrius, but more buttery, more...
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    Re: The Many Faces of Aerin Lauder

    Yes.
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    Poll: Re: Another buying advice-thread...

    Diptyques Philosykos has amazing longevity after moderate application. It was actually too much for me after the first couple of hours.

    Diptyque L’eau de Tarocco was very nice -- I was not...
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    Re: Vanilla Wood / Woody Vanilla

    Come to think of it, Vanilla Spice by Lavanila is a nice dry, woody vanilla (I mostly got 'woody', not 'spicy') and quite unisex. The line is available at Sephora; you'll find the fragrances either...
  66. Re: Reformulation Question (maybe stupid) about L'artisan

    I've come across a theory that L'Artisan redesigned the bottles to appeal to men; the rounder bottles were coming across as "feminine." Don't know if this is true, but I do like the new bottles...
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    Re: Any ladies out there wear Habit Rouge?

    I've found HR to be quite unisex; I get a lot of opoponax from it.

    I'll test it again and post my impressions.
  68. Re: Which is the fragrance house that suits to your taste/preference

    Parfum e’Empire (would gladly own most of their women’s/unisex fragrances)

    Runner up: Chanel Les Exclusifs (don’t care for the gallon sized bottles though)
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    Re: SotD Thursday 6 August

    Parfum d'Empire Cuir Ottoman
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    Re: Favorite Opoponax?

    Habit Rouge, anyone?

    I get a lot of opoponax in it.
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    Re: The Many Faces of Aerin Lauder

    she's 39.
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    Re: The Many Faces of Aerin Lauder

    Yep, she also looks like she got 15 year younger in the process.

    here's a a couple 'non photo shoot' pictures

    http://i71.photobucket.com/albums/i125/kegorova/AerinLauder.jpg
    ...
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    Re: What do perfume counters do with testers...

    Thanks for the 'insider' perspective. Yes, it seems like such a waste! Too bad...
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    Re: Today I bought ... August 09 purchases...

    Bought a mini of Chanel No 5 EdT, supposedly vintage. We'll see!
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    Re: Favorite Opoponax?

    Depends on your tolerance towards blind buys -- but I'd say yes
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    Re: Thoughts on Amouage Epic?

    hopefully Aedes will carry it so that I can get a sample... most things Amouage are worthy of sampling.
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    Nu?

    that's the only one I can think of that two letters
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    Hmm... okay, let's try 'midnight' options:


    Midnight Forest

    Midnight Star

    Midnight Violet

    Midnight
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    how about

    1001 Nights

    1 (person) + 00 + (1 person) Nights?

    This is off the wall but worth a try.
  80. Re: "Pardon me, ma'am, but, you smell marvelous......"

    EL immediately came to mind!

    I think these are best dabbed -- and in minuscule amounts, not sprayed. I can't handle them sprayed.
  81. Re: "Pardon me, ma'am, but, you smell marvelous......"

    Knowing
    Private Collection
    Estee
    Aromatics Elixir

    or

    Youth Dew
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 5 August

    MAC Africanimal (I think I'm going to polish off this sample soon).
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    Night?

    Night Of The Stars?

    Night Star?

    (Night & Knight -- I believe both Churchill and McCartney were knighted)
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    Then it must be Paul McCartney (I think)

    Hmm, other associations...?

    Night?

    Night Of The Stars?

    Night Star?
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    Okay, we have

    Ringo Starr (looks like him)

    Winter Stars

    Whinston Churchill


    Hmm, what do they have in common?
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    One of the Beatles????
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    Is it Jesus?????
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    Midnight Star

    Winter Star

    ???

    This is mostly about the 2nd picture, not sure how this relates to Churchill or the person in the first pic...
  89. Thread: Borneo 1834

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    Re: Borneo 1834

    I've not tried A*Men, but I got Angel (Thierry Mugler) vibe from Borneo.

    I'd take Coromondel over Borneo, as others said.



    Wow, no way! Cocoon is straight up vanilla, no similarity to...
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    i assume it's important?
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    Is the 3rd pic Winston Churchill?
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 4 August

    MAC Africanimal (layers nicely with Eau Premiere)
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    What do perfume counters do with testers...

    ....once they run out of stock?

    I've had an experience that made me wonder about this. While sniffing with BlackCat and AOG, we stopped by the MAC perfume counter, where BlackCat got the last...
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    Re: Prada's latest - L'eau Ambree EDP

    Same as wannabelyn, I found it very nondescript.
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    Re: Feminite du Bois: old and new versions compared

    The new version is now in stock at Aedes. But wouldn't it make more sense to buy the Shisheido version at half price?
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    Re: CK Secret Obsession discountinued?

    To my nose, SO was woody-tuberose (tuberose was what made me not like it). I did not think that it was close to FdB -- which is woody-fruity.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 4 August

    Chanel No 5 Eau Premier
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    Yes, senZuality had the correct answer! Congrats!
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    Re: Game: Guess the Fragrance by the Picture!

    You are too good, senZuality! It took me longer to put the pics together than for you to get the answer!

    (The last clue was "say" -- "cée")
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    Re: Fille en Aiguilles by Serge Lutens

    Really? The Canadian dollar seems to be pretty strong against the dollar (like $100 CAD to 90 USD)
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