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  1. Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st January, 2018

    You silly bitch...I'm here for the fun times too
  2. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    I've already got BdI EdT marked out for tomorrow. I need a harsh enabler to push me into purchasing parfum territory. It was on the cards last month but I got horridly sidetracked by some filthy...
  3. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Internet pics are perfect, no problems. It's just pics I've taken myself on my phone, looks like I'm not the only with the sideways issue though.

    Red, feel free to move me to tech if I'm...
  4. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Thank you, Bavard, I'd better read that again in the morning, hopefully it will make perfect sense then. :laugh:
  5. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Can anyone assist a, not usually so dumb blonde, on how to upload a pic to BN without it turning sideways?

    I can post pics from the interweb just fine but anything from my 'puter just comes out...
  6. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    I just about scraped in with a few hours to spare, phew!

    It will come as no surprise to anyone that I've gone for my one true love, the mighty Coromondel. I've cracked out the good stuff, an early...
  7. Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st January, 2018

    I've gone with George Michael, fuck all to do with Chanel but it might make a very special BNer smile if she sees it.
  8. Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st January, 2018

    Come on now, you didn't expect me to play by the rules did you? :tongue:

    Tomorrow is another day, as they say.
  9. Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st January, 2018

    Anyone else glad it's all over?
    I've just topped up last night's Cuir Beluga so Chanuary is going to have to wait.
    Warm wishes to all.
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    Re: Ethics And Fragrance

    Leave my secretions out of it, Mr! :angry:
  11. Re: Most worn in December, 4th Quarter, 2nd Half and the whole year 2017

    December

    Coromandel x10
    Ambre 114 x5
    Cuir Beluga x5
    Tonka Imperiale x4
    Feve Delicieuse x4
    Fille en Aiguilles x3
    Shalimar x2
    Angel x2
  12. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th December, 2017

    Finally settled on Shalimar and it feels just right. :smiley:
  13. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th December, 2017

    I'm still unscented, nothing is tickling my fancy today. :sad:
  14. Re: Female boss demands that I smell the "right way". *Please help me*

    Is your boss Demi Moore, in an office based somewhere in the 1980s? :rolleyesold:
  15. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Interested to hear your take on Sycomore, I've been too scared to go near it thus far.
  16. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Think I've just scored a 1982 No.19 EdT according to Raiders. Now there's every chance I'm going to loathe this given that opulent orientals are my natural habitat BUT I did spend most of my 20s...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    1980s Chanel No 19 EdT.

    Gosh, it's 1982 according to http://raidersofthelostscent.blogspot.co.uk/2014/01/how-to-recognize-chanel-perfumes.html
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I'm going for Kyse Douceur Brulee (unlisted) in honour of our Queen of Gourmands, it's just about the sweetest thing I own. Will switch to Cuir Beluga later, I'm pretty sure she'd approve of that...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Me too, I miss her sweet tooth.
  20. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th December, 2017

    Feve Delicieuse today.

    http://colognoisseur.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/feve-delicieuse-1-640x538.jpg
  21. Re: Merry Christmas, Functional Perfumers!

    Whoever fragranced this range was a god!

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/mwfn9OH4S-Y/hqdefault.jpg
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    Re: Almonds and musk

    Alaia Blanche hits that spot for me.
  23. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th December, 2017

    More patchouli from moi :thumbsup:

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/xPtPh29LGZA/maxresdefault.jpg
  24. Poll: Re: The best Creed for date nights with a girl?

    I'd most like to smell GIT on a date.
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    Re: Dune aging for the worse?

    I had a bottle in the mid 90s and it was overwhelmingly bleak and mineral based to my nose, hard pressed to pick up any florals. I recently had a bottle from the same mid 90s vintage and it smelled...
  26. Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th December, 2017

    SotCE is Captured by Candlelight, the perfect boozy, sticky dried fruit festive concoction. I'm not into eating Christmas pudding but I'm certainly not above smearing myself in the fragrance...
  27. Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th December, 2017

    Woohoo, 22 big ones is quite the achievement. Well done Jon! Here's to the next 22000, full of your unmistakable warmth, wit and wisdom.:beer:
    ...
  28. Re: Got my first Dior this morning... from my Mom and Dad :)

    How lovely. Congratulations!
  29. Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th December, 2017

    I'm honoured to be twinning with darling N.CAL in Tonka Imperiale.

    Hope you're all enjoying this special day! :kiss:
  30. Re: Why does he say to wear these only in the night time?

    Redneck, I love how you manage to get your point across so beautifully without sounding like a raging bitch. I definitely need to work on that in 2018! :grin:

    On the flipside, to all of those who...
  31. Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th December, 2017

    Cuir Beluga and a glass of something fizzy. Cheers lovelies! :beer:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gSrHPBMC8w&feature=youtu.be
  32. Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th December, 2017

    https://i.pinimg.com/736x/6f/5e/7c/6f5e7cb3f1071cb84e65ec0bb7d82edb--hermes-perfume-hermes-paris.jpg
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    Re: Favourite classic feminines

    Add in one or two of the classic 'D' name Dior fragrances and it's a pretty perfect list.
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    Re: Revisiting Nuit de Noël

    Nice article. I nearly buy Nuit de Noel every single year, one of these days I'll pull the trigger. Probably.
  35. Re: Noir de Noir vs Portrait of a Lady- on a man?

    I love and own both. I'd prefer to smell NdN on a man though, sexier.
  36. Re: Why does he say to wear these only in the night time?

    He's an idiot. Wear what you want, whenever you want; there are no rules!
  37. Escentual 20% OFF Ends 19th January

    ESCENTUAL20 give 20% off everything until January 19th.

    https://www.escentual.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIjNGAqtqi2AIV47ztCh0n6g53EAAYASAAEgLZ3_D_BwE
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2018

    Thank you N.CAL. 2018 looks like it's going to be a great year if your list is anything to go by. :beer:
  39. Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th December, 2017

    teardrop, thank you for doing what you do, even at Christmas times. Sending healing vibes to your Mr.

    Fille en Aiguilles again for me. Trilby, so glad you got the creamy pine phrase, that's the...
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    Re: Jo Malone Help

    The intense colognes last longer buy yeah, overall they're pretty weak. Spraying directly onto clothes helps a little.
  41. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd December, 2017

    Thank you, Zdenek! :kiss:

    Is the board running really sloooow for anyone else, or is my laptop being lazy? :huh:
  42. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd December, 2017

    I am absolutely loving Fille en Aiguilles this year, I think spraying on clothes is the secret to making SLs work for me.

    Need to give the house a quick going over then it's port o'clock and...
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    Re: Another Chanel Exclusive

    I get swampy with 31rC too for what it's worth. I'm hoping I'll learn to love it one day.

    OP, definitely go for Bois des Iles.
  44. Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd December, 2017

    :birthdays::birthdays:Happy Birthday Vernona!:birthdays::birthdays:

    Shades, Jameson's furry little face just about broke my heart. Congratulations on the newest member of your family. :kiss:
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  45. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st December, 2017

    Congratulations to Trilby and son. Did you were a titfer? :cheesy:
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2018

    I second a kewart day. :beer:
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue Parfum

    Trust you to throw a spanner in the works! :grin:

    Well I've already ordered it but it's an easy one to flip on eBay if it's not to my taste. Fingers crossed though, it's one that I really want to...
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue Parfum

    It's ordered, hope I love it as much as you do.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    L'Heure Bleue extrait de parfum. 30ml ex demonstration bottle so not too eye wateringly spendy.
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    Re: Holiday Travel Challenge

    Not travelling but I've got a mini festive rotation thing going on:

    Fille en Aiguilles
    Kenzo Jungle L'Elephant
    Shazam!
    Madeline
    Captured by Candlelight
    Cuir Beluga
    Coromandel
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue Parfum

    Thanks Mrs D, think I'll go for it. :thumbsup:
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue Parfum

    Cheers my dear. This is what I'm contemplating, looks like a tester bottle, not pretty but the price is right:
    ...
  53. Re: The best unconventional feminine?

    Ormonde Jayne Woman might fit the bill.
  54. Re: Harrods sale already started 20 Dec

    Cheers Mrs D. :kiss:
  55. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Marry me.
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue Parfum

    You are the most evil of enablers, Bonnette! That kind of temptation is pure wickedry, and if that isn't a word it bloody well should be. :cry:
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    L'Heure Bleue Parfum

    Hello lovelies, do any of you have experience of LHB Parfum?

    I found the EdP to be much too medicinal for my taste, am I likely to think that about the Parfum do you think?

    For reference, I'm...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    I scored a new but boxless Tonka Imperiale for £120. Should be with me in a day or two, fingers crossed it's not too good to be true.

    ETA. My god that blue Guerlain bottle is real show stopper!
  59. Re: My Christmas fragrances are done!

    Amazing presentation, I'd be thrilled to receive something like that!
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    What's it like, does it live up to the hype?
  61. Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th December, 2017

    Puppy breath is possibly the best scent in the world. Congratulation to all the new proud puppy parents.

    Mike, congratulations on your unicorn. :thumbsup:

    Tonka Imperiale sample today, it's...
  62. Poll: Re: If a fragrance house were to offer one size, which would be your preference?

    Greedy! :tongue:

    I went for 50ml (not greedy).
  63. Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th December, 2017

    Happy Monday folks!

    Got told I smelled of mince pies this morning in the PO, I took it as a compliment.
  64. Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th December, 2017

    I'm sorry you were ill but that post did make me laugh...what an thoroughly ringing endorsement for Amouage Gold. :shocked::grin:
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    Re: Palate Cleansers

    I wrote about this exact subject in another thread, it's actually what inspired the upcoming Chanel January. :thumbsup:
  66. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Anyone want to watch me pirouette?
  67. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th December, 2017

    tds, fur baby pics are in order!!!

    I've been feeling a broody for the first time since losing my boy in the summer, I blame Quarry's adorable little friend Day Z...

    Right now I'm making do with...
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    Re: Coco reformulated?

    Yep. Vintage all the way for this one I'm afraid.
  69. Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th December, 2017

    That cat is beautiful and boy doesn't he know it! Welcome home, Jon! :vrolijk_26:

    Feeling delightfully unseasonal in Suntanglam.
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    Re: Inaugural Spritz

    Inaugural spritz from brand new Suntanglam bottle feels wildly unseasonal, satisfyingly subversive.
  71. Re: Creed Virgin Island water. Love it and hate it

    Gorse by Laboratory Perfumes is said to be very similar to VIW but with much better performance.
  72. Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Imagine if I engineered all this just to be able to wear Coromandel solidly for a month with impunity...:evil:
  73. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th December, 2017

    I'd be too knackered for a midnight tryst after all that! :cheesy:

    SotE is still Elixir des Merveilles, that stuff is hella tenacious. :shocked:
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    Re: Inaugural Spritz

    It really is lovely, think it's my favourite of all the make up scents.
  75. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 9 : Azurée (Estée Lauder) and White Linen (Estée Lau

    It's warm for me too, that's why I never understand when people call it cold and sterile. Must be a body chemistry thing, we got lucky this time. :smiley:
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    https://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.45783.jpg
  77. Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th December, 2017

    I need to wrap gifts too instead of leaving it to Christmas Eve as per usual.

    SotD is the glorious Elixir des Merveilles.

    https://image.rakuten.co.jp/viporte/cabinet/fragrance12/heedmedpup.jpg
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    Re: Chanel Coco parfum

    I vote for a fresh one. Bavard's first post is a little confusing, most of thought he was setting the itinerary, lol.
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    Re: Chanel Coco parfum

    Trilby should start it really, her Uncle Serge month was the inspiration.
  80. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th December, 2017

    Haha, I'm also on a strict Chanel fast in preparation. I have to make an exception for Ms Coromandel though, she is my one weakness. Funny people these fragrance folk aren't they. :laugh:

    Mike,...
  81. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th December, 2017

    Mike, Suntanglam is by SP Parfums, Indiescents carry it: http://www.indiescents.com/suntanglam/

    It even gets our very own teardrop's seal of approval. :wink:
  82. Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th December, 2017

    Good morning fragrant friends, business as usual in Coromandel.
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    Re: Need gift suggestions!!

    Thank you!
  84. Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th December, 2017

    I got a ton of bitter herbs on top before getting to the good stuff, it's what stopped me buying a bottle.

    Have you tried Suntanglam, Mike? It's amazing, a dirty sexier Soleil Blanc. I'm...
  85. Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th December, 2017

    Oh don't take my word for it lol, I'll probably try it again next week and fall in love with it. :grin:

    It did have a jarring masculine note though on first sniff.
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    Re: Need gift suggestions!!

    Lol, if she gives you extra pigs in blanket at Christmas you'll know why. :wink:
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    Re: Need gift suggestions!!

    Tom Ford Noir Pour Femme comes immediately to mind. Might to too 'sexy' to be truly versatile.

    Chanel's new Garielle if she's more of a classic type.

    Hermes Twilly is another new release, white...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2017

    OMG Starblind, Congratulations on acquiring a unicorn!

    Can't wait to hear your verdict on it. :kiss:
  89. Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th December, 2017

    Sampling Suntanglam this evening...WOW! This stuff is strong, nuclear strength strong, my kitchen is going to reek of an 80s Med resort for weeks. :grin:

    I like it a lot, I think.
    ...
  90. Re: Essenza Nobile - Guerlain L'Art et la Matiere

    They make you feel special. :smiley:
  91. Re: Essenza Nobile - Guerlain L'Art et la Matiere

    The conversion worked out to be £175 so with the three free samples (not Guerlain) I figured it was worth it. All the extras were the unexpected icing in the cake. :smiley:
  92. Essenza Nobile - Guerlain L'Art et la Matiere

    This was the only place I found online to buy the Guerlain L'Art et la Matiere line. I went for Cuir Beluga. :smiley:

    It was €200 with free delivery. You have to email them your order and they...
  93. Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th December, 2017

    She's here, finally....what a beauty! <Swoon>

    https://www.guerlain.com/sites/default/files/sku/G017644/images/G017644.png
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    Re: Coromandel vs. Cuir Beluga

    This thread has been niggling away in the back of my mind, especially while wearing an early bottle of Coromandel EDT which is richer and smoother. In the dry down they both have a wonderfully...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2018

    Ask Redneck, he's got a whole dungeon full of possibilities apparently. :shocked:

    Perhaps for the lovely ClaireV we could pick a fragrance she's reviewed on her blog?
  96. Re: NEW: Frederic Malle - Music For a While!

    Another Malle, he's spoiling us.
  97. Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th December, 2017

    Your dedication to the cause is admirable, I couldn't do it. :shocked:

    At least Uncle Serge treats you well, he definitely plays favourites. :angry:

    ETA. Bavard started a thread for our Chanel...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2018

    See I knew she hadn't had one! :grin:
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2018

    How about a freewheeling whips and chains day? :tongue:
  100. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 9 : Azurée (Estée Lauder) and White Linen (Estée Lau

    There's something a little naughty about 70/80s White Linen to me, something that hints at very willing flesh underneath all that preppy, starched cotton. No idea what it is but needless to say it's...
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