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    Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    I truly love many cheapies - I've gotten the most compliments on Toujours Moi and Vanilla Fields (which smells nothing like vanilla to me).
    Favorite expensive...hmm...that's a toughie, too. ...
  2. Thread: Songes

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    Re: Songes

    It was a blind buy and I noticed the note right away. I tried it a couple more times because occasionally a scent will grow on me, but no dice.
  3. Thread: Songes

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    Songes

    I bought a bottle of this and it just does not work on me. I like the florals but it has a definite
    rubbery odor and gives me a headache. If anyone in the DC area would like to swap any Guerlain,...
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    Re: Your favourite all-rounder?

    Champs Elysee.
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    Re: Best/worst name of a perfume?

    You may have to understand a Chicago accent for this one, but years ago my friend was puzzled when her brother asked her for a bottle of Oscar de la Renta "Pour Lui." She said "who the hell wants a...
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    Re: Fragrances like Angel

    Definitely the Vanille Givree des Antilles. Also if you're in Sephora, try the Laurence Dumont
    Vanille Chocolat.
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    Re: Funny Confessions

    I've been wearing Coty Vanilla Fields to work. I like to spray it around the car during my long commute, too. It's really not bad, and dirt cheap.
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    Re: Recomendations for a 14 year old girl

    When I was fifteen my dad brought me back a bottle of Miss Dior when he went on a business trip
    to Montreal. It was probably lost on my boyfriend at the time, but it started me on a great path! He...
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    Re: Recomendations for a 14 year old girl

    Besides extra fruity stuff, my 14 year old daughter likes Escada Into the Blue.
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    Re: Welcoming/Professional Scent for a Therapist

    .Remember that most individuals do not come to therapy because they are in a happy place in life.
    Whatever you wear, in future, it may well remind them of not-so-good times. I am speaking from
    my...
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    Re: Ladies' Penhaligons

    Violetta for me, but I'm a violet freak!!!
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    Re: Who here loves Champs Elysees?

    Love it, have had several bottles of it. Essence of spring in a bottle.
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    Re: First purchase of February 2008 ~

    On my way home from my new job I stopped in at Rite Aid and also bought Vanilla Fields by Coty. Not really vanilla - smells like a lite version of Songes, sort of. Actually, it smells much better...
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    Re: Who here wears Lancome frags?

    In warm weather I wear O de Lancome. I like their lipsticks and eyemakeup remover as well
  15. Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    Jolie Madame for me - a most ladylike leather. But who knows what she does at night?
  16. Re: Seeking suggestions: spicy, with a touch of sweetness

    Easy to find: Coco. On me it is a warmer, sweeter version of Noir d'Epices.
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    Re: Perfumes that just smell awful on you!

    You know, I used to think Angel stunk on me, but I got a sample and still try it every once in a while, and I think it was the patchouli/chocolate combo that took me aback at first. I'm starting to...
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    Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Yes, the bottle IS really cute! I noticed there was a Tumulte pour homme, but you were discussing the
    "female" version, right? Can you reference me any of the threads? Thanks.
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    Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Christian Lecroix Tumulte - went to Marshalls, only 9.99 for 30 ML. A rather successful blind buy.
    Is anyone else familiar with this? The dry down is quite nice.
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    Re: TGIF! Sotd Friday 25 January

    Some of that nice spicy Coco that I bought yesterday!
  21. Re: Quirky: in case you're interested in what royals wear...

    "Celia's Ultimate Gardenia Perfume" was mentioned. Is this a real scent, and does anyone know whether it's still available? I'm asking because that is my daughter's name and it's relatively rare. ...
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    Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Coco EDP (NOT Coco Mlle!). Woo hoo!!!! The Chanels I have purchased in the past were all kind of
    blah and ephemeral on me. Not this. I can't get to the directory but I'd love to know who...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 23 January

    CSP Vanille Canelle, underlaid by some cheaper vanilla body creme - Va Va Vanilla from Ulta.
    I smell like a Cinnabon store!!!!!
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    Re: What elusive scent are you searching for?

    This is a bit different - I was in Zurich in the summer of 1980 (briefly) and it seemed that every woman
    was wearing the same lovely heavy floral scent. Anybody know what it was?
    Somebody said it...
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    Re: Sotd monday 21 January

    Cold here today, for Virginia. Think I'll put on Estee Lauder Ambre Nu; it smells like mince pie to me, at first.
  26. Re: Which frags have you purchased more than twice...

    Hmm - some of these go WAY back:
    Tabu, Emeraude, White Shoulders, L'origan, L'aimant, L'air du temps, Wind Song, Eternity, Imprevu, Chamade, Mitsouko, Champs Elysees, L'Heure bleue, Narcisse Noire,...
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    Re: Shall we make March "Diversity Month"?

    Sounds like a wonderful idea. Are we going to post it on SOTD or have a separate thread all month?????
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    Re: A woman who neglected herself.

    Perhaps she means "Puanteur" which is stench, or stink (noun form). Any native French speakers here?
    I'm with Divatologist on the bathing thing.
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    Re: A woman who neglected herself.

    I thought "Pudeur" meant modesty, and so does my French dictionary which I just double checked???
    can someone clarify, please.
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    Re: A woman who neglected herself.

    Well, as long as we're on this topic, has anyone experienced Marilyn Miglin's Pheromone? I've sampled it twice and both times it smelled like public toilet or nursing home - pee with an overlay of...
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    Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    I love Ciara. Always have some.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 13 January

    Guerlain Meteorites
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    Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    EnJoy by Patou. If you're interested see my note under SoTD for today. And it was cheap!!!
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    Re: SotD Sunday 13 January

    EnJoy - I accidentally got what I thought was Joy body creme at TJ Maxx - so I had to get the EDP~! Luckily I found a bottle at Loehmanns for $19.00 - unboxed, but who cares. Love the scent,...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 12 January

    Was in Walmart today and tested Jlo Glow and Glow After Dark, I think it was. The after dark one was OK, but nothing I would purchase.
    Anyhow, tonight is Joy.
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 11 January

    Chilly and wet here - but hardly cold. Think I'll wear Valentino V and try out the el cheapo lotion I got of it at TJ Maxx, as well.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 10 January

    Versace Bright Crystal didn;'t do it for me - scrubbed it and put on the remainder of my Vanille Givree Des Antilles sample. Much better.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 10 January

    I am trying a sample of Versace Bright Crystal. So far I am not impressed, but BN reviews say it takes a while to develop into something interesting.
  39. Re: Today's Wish List...Your Top Three Desired Scents

    In perfume strength only (does one call it "extrait" now?)

    Guerlain Chamade
    Guerlain Mitsouko
    Caron Nuit de Noel

    I've had all of them in perfume but they are hard to find and 'spensis', as my...
  40. Re: Celebrity fragrances...do you wear them...would you?

    I would probably wear one if I smelled it blind and loved it - too much of a snob, unfortunately, even to try them in the shops. Then I would only buy it if heavily discounted, because, like many of...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 09 January 2008

    After yesterday's disappointment with Beautiful, I needed to get real.. so it's Jolie Madame today. Now THAT'S a scent.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 January

    Unseasonable warm here again today, so another floral. Tried my sample of Estee Lauder Beautiful, which I haven't sniffed for years. Very sharp and unnatural compared to Champs Elysees, my choice of...
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    Re: SotD Monday 7 January

    It's going to be warm - think I'll put on Champs Elysee after I do the treadmill.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 6 January

    To continue my vanilla/patchouli adventure of yesterday - used a mini sample of Prada. Nice, fruitier than yesterday. But it seems to be fading fast, maybe because I have patch overload?
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    Re: Are you Fragrance Obsessive-Compulsive?

    OMG, I've looked at it at Beauty Cafe, not even too expensive. And there is soap and powder, too!!!
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    Re: Are you Fragrance Obsessive-Compulsive?

    I am resisting the urge to go out and buy a bunch of vanillas today. I bought Vanille Noire de la Mexique yesterday for a friend and got a sample of Vanille Givree. Now I want to go buy that in EDT...
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    Re: Russian and Eastern European Fragrances

    I saw a "Poppy" scent at the Russian store - is anyone familiar with it? I couldn't try it and I'd already bought enough that day, but the fellow was pushing it.

    There`re some good perfumes from...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 5 January

    Vanille Givree des Antilles = got a sample at Sephora yesterday. Love it - smells sort of like Angel without the part that goes stinky on me!!!
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    Re: Russian and Eastern European Fragrances

    I like "Red Moscow" in whatever language you wish to use! Discovered it in Budapest in 1979. Also have a "Hyacinth" Russian scent. Got both in a little Russian shop in the Chicago area last year....
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 4 January 2008

    I'm feeling a bit uncentered today, a bit disorganized, and I don't have time to get dolled up, so I picked out of my bag of samples. Something called "Inspiration" and it has a little crocodile on...
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    Re: Mitsouko: rekindling a love affair

    I wore the EDT yesterday, which is all I have now, and I must admit that I am saving my pennies for the parfum. The new EDT has a bit of a nasty disinfectant smell that passes after about half an...
  52. Thread: Ladies....=)

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    Re: Ladies....=)

    I was whacked occasionally but what kept my therapist in business was the "KGB" psychological
    techniques. Mom missed her calling, let me tell you.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 3 December

    Mitsouko for me today - I need something dry after wafting about in Songes yesterday!
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    Did I get bad juice?

    A little while ago I purchased 50 ml of Songes eau de parfum at Loehman's, unsniffed. It wasn't what I expected, but I was trying to get used to it. I noted the color was a distinct red/orange,...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 2 January 2008

    Staying home today and trying to get used to Songes, which I bought blind about a month ago. Hmm.
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    Re: Happy New Year! SOTD January 1, 2008

    Laurence Dumont Vanille Violette, still left over from last night. Finished cleaning up after last night's dinner party with old friends today. I guess I didn't overindulge because no hangover...
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    Re: Top 5 "Scrooge" Scents

    Oh, no, I can hear my credit cards crying "take us to Walmart and TJ Maxx, pleeeeeeze!"
    I might add to this wonderful list:

    Emeraude
    L'origan
    White Shoulders
    Parfum de Coeur Vanilla Fantasy...
  58. Re: Anyone know of anything similar to Vanille Noire du Mexique...

    If you have a Sephora near you, you might investigate the line of Laurence Dumont gourmand fragrances.
    I believe they have one called Vanille Chocolate, as well as many other vanilla frags. I love...
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    Re: SotD Monday 3rd December

    Today's weather passes for cold in Virginia, so it's going to be Red Moscow.
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    Re: Black Nail Polish

    I think they are nice with the new shorter lengths; long ones look like Addams family, IMHO. That being said, as a tax accountant, I couldn't imagine wearing black nail to work.
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    Re: SotD 28th November 2007

    Liberal spraying of the Tabu I purchased yesterday. Do they make a more concentrated version than the cologne? I remember this scent having a bit more staying power...its
    warmth demands it. Maybe...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for November 2007)

    Box set of Tabu at Walmart - $13.97 for big spray bottle of cologne, little violin-shaped bottle of cologne (remember the ad with the violinist sweeping up his accompanist for a big kiss?) sparkle...
  63. Re: What do you reach for when it's freezing cold outside?

    Youth Dew Ambre Nu has a nice mince pie opening note on me. Maybe ginger?
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for November 2007)

    Yesterday my L'aimant and L'origan arrived from Vermont Country Store. Woo hoo!!!!!
    Gonna smell like a sophisticated old lady.
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    Re: wanted: delicate, feminine frag -not unisex

    Champs elysees, Paris, and does no one like Oscar anymore?
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    Re: HELP - I'm going to order an Annick Goutal

    I would say that a Guerlain lover should be very careful buying Annick Goutal unsniffed.
    I bought a discount bottle of Songes at Loehman's last week, and, although I like jasmine,
    I found the scent...
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    Re: Gain Laundry Detergent - Apple Mango Tango

    Oh, yeah...
    My husband makes fun of me for sniffing various laundry products before buying them.
    He thinks it looks like a commercial from the fifties...
    I love the original Gain fragrance as well...
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    Re: Overrated and underrated perfume houses

    Underrated:

    Many Coty scents; L'origan and L'aimant for example, as well as Emeraude, but that is more widely available. Also the Balmains and whatever happened to Diorella?

    Laurence Dumont...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 November

    Comptoir Sud Pacifique Vanille Canelle.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for November 2007)

    Discounted at Loehmann's - Annick Goutal Songes. I thought it was spoiled at first but
    since the bottle has been opened for a day or two the weird bitter scent has left. It REALLY lasts.
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    Re: Fragrances for peaceful sleep?...

    Lavender and vanilla works for me, BBW has a line of Lavender Vanilla Aromatherapy stuff.
    Plain lavender is nice too, but it's rather more bracing without the vanilla.
  72. Thread: Lampe Berger

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    Re: Lampe Berger

    Guess I'll have to save my money for the Limoges one with hummingbirds!
    By the way, do these lamps throw more fragrance than the oil thingies you heat with
    a votive candle? The kind you can buy...
  73. Thread: Lampe Berger

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    Re: Lampe Berger

    Oh, man, another thing to spend my money on!!! After trolling online a bit, I'd like to know if the "other" brands of lamp are as good as the brand name Lampe Berger. Anybody with any experience...
  74. Re: Yankee Candle's Autumn Woods (Cedar, Sandalwood, Clove, Cinnamon, Musk, and Roses

    I've been burning a Yankee candle "Purrchouli" tart out on the front porch this Halloween evening and it's been wonderful. If anyone sees these on sale after Halloween I suggest you give them a try....
  75. Re: Yankee Candle's Autumn Woods (Cedar, Sandalwood, Clove, Cinnamon, Musk, and Roses

    Bed Bath and Beyond and Linens and Things carry Yankee Candles, as well.
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    Re: Would you refuse Angel?

    I have discovered that I CANNOT wear chocolate -- it smells like something not politely describably on me. The patchouli is OK...but I would have to turn down a bottle of Angel, doesn't work, smells...
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    Re: Your Three favorite Italian Perfumes

    Borsari Violette di Parma
  78. Re: since I've been gone.... what fragrances have you been into

    Went to New York at the end of June and stopped at Penhaligon's - in my search for violet fragrances got the edt of their Violetta, as well as the dusting powder and bath oil in that scent. That...
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    Re: "Chicago Scent Me!" 2007 -- A trip report

    I am SO envious!!!!! I will have to retrace your footsteps on my next trip back "home."
    Spent the weekend sweating at my daughter's soccer tournament here in Northern Virginia.
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    Re: Laurence Dumont Vanille Violette

    Yes, I do, quite a bit.It's sweet but not wimpy or adolescent or foody.Especially with that undertone of something gray and austere,
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    Laurence Dumont Vanille Violette

    Anybody else tried this? The line is available at Sephora for $28 a bottle, so I thought I'd give it a whirl. Love violets, love vanilla. It's a lovely sweet scent on the top, violets tempered...
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    Re: patchouli, patchouli everywhere

    Laugh if you will, but Jovan's Fresh Patchouli is dynamite: the patch is mixed with some kinda green grassy thing. Great for layering over vanilla.
    I used to think I hated Patchouli, because of...
  83. Re: Hall Of Shame: Most Embarrasing Fragrance Moments

    I did that once with a bottle of Hungarian plum eau de vie (szilva palinka, or slivovitz,as it is more commonly known). My landlord was not pleased. It stinks up the joint just opening the bottle. ...
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    Re: Favorite Green Fragrance?

    O de Lancome, Cabotine, and Jovan Fresh Patchouli.
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    Re: Amazing layering experience today!

    Eternity and Straw Hat. Sounds funny, but the Straw Hat tones down the overblown elements in Eternity.
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    Re: Your Most Wearable Fragrances:

    Champs Elysee is a frequent go-to in my case.
  87. Re: The most obscure fragrance in your collection?

    Red Moscow (Krasnya Moskva) and another Russian Hyacinth scent. BTW, I loved Ruffles!!!
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    Re: Most stylish woman

    And she was with the Marx Brothers in "A Night at the Opera"!
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    Re: Perfume for the Perfume-Hating Mother

    How about the real "gift" being something you know she'd like, with a little sample size or two of scent tied into the bow, or otherwise presented in an ancillary fashion?
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    Re: employee in perfumery treating me bad

    I sympathise with you. The only thing good about being middle-aged is you don't get those evil eyes from the salespeople. I remember it well...
    On a similar note, the last time I went to Sephora...
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    Re: Favorite Jasmine Perfume?

    If you're interested, Bath and Body works has a nice Jasmine - Vanilla line of bath and lotion and hair products. Not too expensive and they make the shower smell very nice.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 12 April

    More patchouli and vanilla; this time the vanilla is a rather nice body lotion I bought yesterday (Ulta house brand) and got free in a two-fer. The other item was a vanilla body scrub.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for April 2007)

    Escada Into the Blue for my daughter's birthday gift. I myself do not care for it, but it's harmless enough for a teenager.
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday Aprill 11

    Vanilla Fantasy layered with Jovan Fresh Patchouli. Cheap and wonderful.
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    Re: Let's Talk Violet

    I love Meteorites, as well. Also Paris, which is roses and violets. I was surprised about Violet Precieuse because I love violets and I love the Caron house - have never smelled anything I didn't...
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    Re: Let's Talk Violet

    Borsari Violetta di Parma.
    And I'm longing to try the Santa Maria Novella Violet. In fact, when I go to New York, that's probably what I'll buy, instead of the more incensey or exotic stuff.
    Love...
  97. Re: Are you a Full Bottle Queen or a Sample/Decant Princess?

    OMG, that rap is awesome. Could we get Weird Al Yankovic to do it, with a video? SO funny.
    Think I'll go invent a rap about waiting for the plumber.
  98. Re: Seven deadly fashion sins that should never have been brought back

    I also make it point not to wear anything that I wore the FIRST time around.
    If one is south of 40, this can be a challenge.
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    Re: Suggestions for the Opera?

    Citta di Kyoto - perfect for a very Italian opera with a Japanese theme.
    Pure Puccini, that.
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    Santa Maria Novella recommendations?

    I've become intrigued by Santa Maria Novella. As I will be in NYC in June, I'd like to visit Aedes de Venusta (forgive spelling as I have no reference before me) and wonder what would be the best to...
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