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  1. It's great to hear someone from the industry take...

    It's great to hear someone from the industry take time to talk about perfume in a direct way that non-industry-insiders can understand. It irritates me a bit when people hide and shroud the whole...
  2. Re: Perfume shopping and fragrance in South Korea?

    Echo777: thanks so much for your help and research. I've been here for over a year now and have dropped off the basenotes scene for a while as there haven't been many perfume-heads to interact with....
  3. Re: Perfume shopping and fragrance in South Korea?

    heythatslife: thanks very much, your advice is really helpful and a great overview! It is as I'd heard / feared: I'm going to have to haul my niche and HTF scents with me. I'll try and make sure to...
  4. Perfume shopping and fragrance in South Korea?

    Do any Basenoters have experience of shopping for fragrance in Korea? My partner and I are relocating to Seoul for a year in September. We have the hideous task of deciding which fragrances to take...
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    Re: Decanting Question

    I second the recommendation to use a syringe. It's the best way to make sure you don't waste a precious drop! You can buy needles and syringes very cheaply from a chemist's/drugstore. I'm the UK and...
  6. Frederic Malle coming to Liberty (London)

    I've found out that Liberty will get a Frederic Malle corner in autumn this year, including some in-store scent column things like they have in their Paris stores. It's going to be somewhere near the...
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    Thierry Mugler Innocent Rock

    One to add to the directory:

    Thierry Mugler Innocent Rock

    It went on counters March 2008, and is a limited edition flanker to Innocent.
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    Re: I'm craving Iris.

    The new Iris Noir by Yves Rocher is definitely worth a try. I've been won over by the well crafted scents in the range and the price is so reasonable.
  9. Re: C. Burr does not like the new Chloe (online review)

    I've got a bottle of this and was really disappointed. I love Chloe fashion and accessories so was hoping to love the new scent as well. The bottle is cute but the juice fell short. I don't find it a...
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    Les Parfums de Rosine

    Rose De Feu
    Rose D'Amour
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    Re: Scents you've TRIED to love and can't

    Fracas EdP: so alluring in image, promising passion, dark seduction and bombshell status. In reality conjures up a feeling of drowning in molten pink plastic to me. Thankfully the Parfum applied...
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    Re: Today I bought... (for December 2007)

    I've got the 3 Secrets D'essences scents in my wish list right now: I'm planning to get the 50ml EdTs as well as the Rose and Voile D'Ambre parfums, although I have to wait until January. Yves Rocher...
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    Re: Today I bought... (for December 2007)

    I know I'm supposed to be on a fragrance fast until January (at least!) but ....... I couldn't resist 50ml EdP of YSL Nu. It was SUCH a bargain at £11.05 for a fragrance that I used to love and wear...
  14. Re: Today I received samples of the most exclusive perfumes!!!

    Wow congratulations, a great collection! The only one I've tried and own from your list is Chanel No. 5 parfum which I have a cherished bottle of. It's from the early 1990s and recently opened 6...
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    Re: the new Gucci

    I have the new Gucci by Gucci and it really doesn't compare to the classic Chypres at all. To my nose, the base is a lot thinner, sharper and less sweet than a classic chypre like Miss Dior or Chanel...
  16. Re: Givenchy's L'Interdit: Re-Re-Re formulated?

    Givenchy is part of LVMH so I'm not surprised: nothing is sacred to them.
  17. Re: Best still available discontinued frags

    I just stocked up on:
    -YSL Nu EdP which I got for a bargain £11 for the 50ml size
    -Burberry Brit Red EdP (30ml) which I love to wear around Xmas time.
  18. Re: Montale - White Aoud, Velvet Aoud, Aoud Flowers, other brands too

    Boise Vanille
    Chocolate Greedy
    Fruits of the Musk
  19. Re: UK price of Chanel Les Exclusif and Hermessence

    Thank you. I was hoping that the $ and € prices would convert straight into £ but surprise surprise, they're more expensive in the UK! Oh well.
  20. UK price of Chanel Les Exclusif and Hermessence

    Can any one tell me the UK price of the Chanel Les Exclusives 200ml EdT bottles?
    I'm also looking for the price of the Hermessence 4x15ml EdT travel set and 100ml EdT bottes. I can't get through...
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    Re: Today I bought... (for December 2007)

    I got my bottle of La Part des Anges today :) :) :)
    I ended up buying the last bottle in stock in John Lewis, who are having a 10% off day so it was cheaper than expected AND the sales assistant...
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    Re: Angel "La Part des Anges"

    OOoh. Rockin' angel sounds fun. I heard about the "Mirroir Mirroir" collection coming out from Mugler/Clarins next year but not about the new Alien and Angels.

    I got my bottle of La Part des...
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    Re: Low Sillage Fragrances

    What a bi*ch. I say go the other way and spray yourself head to toe in Fracas and stand in front of her desk with a fan, wafting the fumes her way.

    On a more practical notes, why not try extrait...
  24. Poll: Re: LADIES ONLY! How do You Count Your Wardrobe?

    I only include scents in their "proper" original bottles and don't include samples. However I don't own any decants at the moment, and would include them if I had any in a volume over 10ml. For...
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    Re: Angel "La Part des Anges"

    I'm going to get it tomorrow as they're sold out at Harrods and Selfridges so I think i'll try and get it whilst I can at Bentalls I've been craving the scent and keep getting fantasy sniffs of it...
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    Angel "La Part des Anges"

    I got to try this on my skin today, at my local department store, Bentalls in Kingston-upon-Thames, UK. Unlike Selfridges and Harrods who didn't have testers of this on display, Bentalls had one...
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    Re: Tuberose = Rubber ??

    Well it's good to hear it's not just me. I googled tuberose and rubber and found out it is a well known and common side effect of Tuberose - now known to me as rubbertube-rose. I've not had this with...
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    Tuberose = Rubber ??

    I'm dying on the inside today (and not in a good way) ....all from the most amazing present ever.
    I've been lusting after the recent Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia ever since I...
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    Re: Looking for ladies' citrus

    L'eau d'Hadrien and Mandragore by Annick Goutal
    Light Blue by Dolce & Gabbana
    Eau Dynamisante by Clarins

    are my favourites full bottle worth citrus scents which I've bought over and over again...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for November 2007)

    Can you compare Be Delicious to Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue? I have Light Blue and have always believed that Be Delicious smelled really similar but am curious to try now. I've just fallen in love...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for November 2007)

    DKNY Red Delicious (50ml)
    DKNY Delicious Night (50ml)
    Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia 30ml parfum
    Serge Lutens samples of: Borneo 1834, Mandarine Mandarin, Encens et Lavande,...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for November 2007)

    I'm paying the price for my greed this month - I've now been hit with goods import charges for ordering products from overseas. I've bought loads of fragrance in October and November from American...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for November 2007)

    Agh! Slipped. I was SUPPOSED to be saving myself for December to splurge on Le Labo Patchouli, Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan and Caron Poivre.

    But..... (sheepish voice) I just ordered
    Bulgari Black...
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    Re: SotD tuesday 13 November

    I'm testing out Fendi Palazzo and must admit that I'm a bit underwhelmed. What is reported to be orange blossom, comes out just a tangy fruity haze with me.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for November 2007)

    Caron Tabac Blond, EdP, 50ml of pure pleasure coming to my dresser tonight! I'm also eyeing up the great value Angel garden of stars gift sets on fragrancenet.com. Be strong, be strong.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for November 2007)

    Well done Taolady, I'm loving the Pink sugar, and as an EdT it's very wearable during the day without offending sensitive noses. I've also now ordered Blue Sugar and Choco Lovers from Aquolina as...
  37. Fragrance bottle exhibition in London

    I just heard about this upcoming fragrance bottle exhibition in the department store Peter Jones in London. The details I received are below. Please note that I am NOT affiliated with Peter Jones at...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    Yup, as Dimitri said they are the Annick Goutal Butterfly bottles which i collect although I'm not straying into the handpainted territory as I'LL NEVER STOP then! I prefer to decant them for every...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Scents

    This is my collection, along with some Serge Lutens and Frederic Malles scent porn images below. A completely unnecessary but deeply satisfying excercise.

    This is one of the few times that i've...
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 2 November

    Creed Virgin Island Water. I'm a haze of coconuts, limes and creams...
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    Re: The great decanting exercise

    I have now bought all the Lutens export line fragrances which I love - it's the exclusives next, starting with a bell jar bottle of Rahat Loukoum....
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for November 2007)

    A pure trash and bad taste day for me today. I bought :

    Britney Spears Midnight Fantasy 30ml EdP
    Aquolina Pink Sugar 100ml EdP

    The Midnight Fantasy was bought to match my 30ml bottle for...
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    Re: The great decanting exercise

    I'm in the UK so it's been a bit of a struggle as I haven't found anywhere decent in the UK that sells decanting supplies - as you might tell I'm rather fussy about how I treat my scents! In the end...
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    Re: The great decanting exercise

    Thanks everyone, i'm still basking in my joy and I have the Grand Amour in my bag for my lunch time top-up and then Rouge Chypre for my evening fragrance change.
    I am proud of the neat and...
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    Re: SotD October 31st - Halloween!

    FM Noir Epices, from a sample received today. Unfortunately it doesn't agree with me and made me feel nauseous. Appropriate for Halloween???
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for October 2007)

    A major shopping trip for me today:

    Serge Lutens Chergui 50ml EdP (from Harrods)
    Serge Lutens Fumerie & Turque (Harrods)
    Frederic Malle Une Rose 50ml EdP (from Les Senteurs)
    Frederic Malle...
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    The great decanting exercise

    This is my first post on the board although I've been lurking for a while so hello to everyone. I've been a perfume obsessive most of my life starting from when I was still at school and used to beg...
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