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    Re: SotD: Saturday, 16th January, 2010

    Aramis Havana
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    Re: S o t D, Friday 15th January, 2010

    Creed Bois du Portugal
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    Re: Is $29AUD For Unscented Deodorant Usual?

    Well, I don't know about prices in Australia, but around here it's in the neighbourhood of €6 (or ~ 9.5AUD) for a can.
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 14th January, 2010

    Guerlain Après L'Ondée vintage extrait, courtesy of the lovely 3xasif :)
  5. Re: looking for a stinker: what smells like my pugs?

    I've always thought that Jicky and especially Mouchoir de Monsieur had a 'wet dog' note in the heart.
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 12th January, 2010

    Guerlain Vetiver 90's EDT
  7. Re: What was your favourite personal fragrance 'find' of 2009?

    My favourite discovery of 2009 has been Vero Profumo, and Onda in particular. Vero Kern proves that you can make fragrances with modern materials that smell as wonderful and are as rich as vintage...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 3rd January, 2010

    Micallef Note Vanillée
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday 2nd January 2010

    Vero Profumo Onda
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    Re: Does EAU NOIRE smell like NEW HAARLEM???

    I wrote a short review in the directory back in July stating that to me, the topnotes of EN smelled like New Haarlem meets Sables. So yeah, EN did remind me of NH. But they're not smell-alikes.
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    Re: S o t D, Friday 1st January 2010

    Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie
  12. Thread: it's 2010!!

    by Merlino
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    Re: it's 2010!!

    I wish you all a very happy and fragrant new year!
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 31st December 2009

    Guerlain L'Heure Bleue 1940's extrait
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    Re: Michael Storer fragrances.

    Personally, I see no point to this thread and suggest that Mr. Storer develop thicker skin.
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    Re: Guerlain Idylle Baccarat Edition

    “Le dilemme est alors de savoir si l’on conserve la bulle intacte afin d’user de la fragrance comme d’un élément déco ou si on brise le cristal afin de pouvoir s’enivrer des notes du parfum.”

    If...
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    Re: Guerlain Idylle Baccarat Edition

    If I understand correctly the ad copy says you'd have to break the crystal to get to the perfume. My interpretation: it's only meant to be displayed. I bet this brilliant idea came from someone @...
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    Re: Scents that only need 1 spray

    Even one spray is too much of that stuff, more like 1/2 a spray!
  18. Thread: New Year's Eve

    by Merlino
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    Re: New Year's Eve

    :thumbsup:
  19. Thread: New Year's Eve

    by Merlino
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    Re: New Year's Eve

    No doubt it will be Guerlain L'Heure Bleue
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    Re: Your Doomsday Fragrance

    So you pray and survive.. knowing that you just poured all your vintage Mitsouko over yourself and have nothing left for the rest of your life! ;)
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    Re: Your Doomsday Fragrance

    I imagine that asteroid scorching everything and everyone on the planet to smell a lot like Bulgari Black!
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 30 December 2009

    Guerlain Mitsouko 1940's extrait
  23. Re: Hoarding, The ONLY way to time travel in Fragrance.

    That's a nice bit of info about Mr. Warhol, thanks! I haven't started hoarding yet in the sense that I'm not trying to get my hands on every bottle of vintage Guerlain I see. Obviously though, if you...
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday 29th December 2009

    SotD: YSL Rive Gauche PH
    SotE: Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
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    Re: S o t D, Monday, 28 December 2009

    Guerlain Vetiver EDC+EDT
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    Re: What you think of Fleur du Male?

    I think it's a great composition. It's got a great combo of some of the main Le Male components (lavender and vanilla) and orange blossom. It's daring. Yet, because it resembles Le Male enough no one...
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    Re: Le Labo Rose = Le Labo Vetiver

    I thought that the common link between Le Labo frags was Iso-E Super? I get it from Rose 31 and _lots_ of it from Vetiver 46. In fact, to my nose it dominates the vetiver which is why I ended up not...
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 24th December 2009

    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
  29. Thread: Oz!

    by Merlino
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    Re: Oz!

    Glad to see we're back on, thanks for the efforts! But err, is there any switch we can flick to get the old lay-out back? Or at least play with this one a bit to change the colours?
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 23 December 2009

    Vintage Caron Pour un Homme layered with vintage Caron Yatagan
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    Re: what do you wear when the world turns white?

    Great to hear! :)

    Kumquat: I wore ISM a couple of days ago and it was very nice indeed. Much better sillage and longevity than in warmer weather, too!
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    Re: Le Labo Pure Parfums?

    You're right, I just read it in the FAQ... they hide it well, though! And they charge 40k for it :cheesy:

    BTW, the following is also stated in the FAQ:

    Question What happens if I don't like any...
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    Re: Le Labo Pure Parfums?

    I don't buy it. I've never heard of Le Labo offering perfume versions of their regular fragrances, nor have I heard of Le Labo offering bespoke services (like the hyacinth/oud/whatever combo that's...
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 22 December 2009

    Lorenzo Villoresi Garofano
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    Re: what do you wear when the world turns white?

    Well, I agree with you that the fragrance structure and ingredients probably work better in warm weather. But the smell of Après L'Ondée is so melancholic and reminds me so much of snow that I still...
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    Re: what do you wear when the world turns white?

    Anything containing a healthy dose of iris and/or heliotrope. I've been wearing a lot of Après L'Ondée lately!
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    Re: S o t D - Monday 21 Dec 2009

    Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist
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    Re: Guerlain Candles

    I bought one (bois des Indes, which predominantly smells of sandalwood) @ the Champs-Élysées store last week. Paid €48 (~ $70) for it. The smell is great but its throw isn't. In fact, I have a hard...
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    Re: Annick Goutal boutique, Rotterdam

    The woman that runs this store has the worst SA attitude I've ever come across. Thank god I'm not a big fan of Annick Goutal because I wouldn't even buy food from her if she were the last store on...
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    Re: Splash versus spray

    My experience is as Matt describes: sprayed and splashed frags behave differently. Dabbing/splashing is better for a frag's longevity while spraying is better for its projection. Sometimes the whole...
  41. Re: Love Jicky. Love Mouchoir de Monsieur. Love Shalimar?

    I think that while HR and Shalimar share some similarities HR is much more difficult to appreciate than Shalimar. I also don't believe that Jicky, MdM and Shalimar smell too much alike. The myth of...
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    Re: Fragrance for a snowstorm

    Himalaya is a nice suggestion. From your drobe I'd say Dior Homme for its cold iris properties. But my favourite snowstorm fragrance is the cold and at once sentimental Après L'Ondée. Incidentally,...
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    Re: Guerlain-like scents?

    I think you could put the name Guerlain on just about any vintage Caron fragrance and nobody would think twice about it.
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday 20 December 2009

    Caron vintage Narcisse Noir extrait
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    Re: S o t D, Saturday, 19 December 2009

    Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie
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    Re: S o t D, Friday, 18 December 2009

    JC Ellena [Frederic Malle] L'Eau d'Hiver
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    Re: A sad, sad day indeed

    Naturally, they're only discontinuing the non-sellers, i.e. if a fragrance sells well they reformulate it like Mitsouko or Shalimar. So this is a great way for Guerlain to discontinue these...
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 17th December 2009

    SotE: Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday 17th December 2009

    Nothing fits the foot-high snow better than Guerlain Après L'Ondée!
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 16 December 2009

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Vetiver Pour Elle by Guerlain

    Thanks Mike. You might just be right and I have done 180's before... but it's not available here in The Netherlands and I'm not buying from TPC anymore. If you or anyone else would be willing to sell...
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    Re: Vetiver Pour Elle by Guerlain

    I finally got to try VpE when I was in Paris last week. I was fully prepared to fall in love with it: I LOVE the men's Vetiver and VpE gets so much rave reviews around here. I was sorely...
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 15 December 2009

    Versace The Dreamer
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    Re: The Ultimate Oriental Fragrance is?

    My pleasure! :p If/when we meet up I'll bring some along for you to sniff, okay?
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    Re: Is she really going out with him?

    Wow, think of the dozens of BN'ers fighting over who'd get to wear Mitsouko :D
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    Re: The Ultimate Oriental Fragrance is?

    For me, it's the original Ajmal Musk Ghazelle. Sweet, resinous, spicy, and musky. My friend, who's half Pakistani and has lived in Dubai for a long time, said it was the Middle East in a bottle.
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    Re: Today I bought - December 2009

    I do hope you like it, but if not I'd like to reserve a spot on your 'to PM if I want to sell it' list ;)
  58. Re: ~~! S o t D --- Monday, 14th December 2009 !~~

    Guerlain Bois d'Armenie
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    Re: Is she really going out with him?

    :rolleyes:

    It's not about being secretive about what you wear, it's about not wanting to wear the same thing as your mates. You might not have a problem with that, but lots of people - including...
  60. Re: Reve en Cuir by Indult, or By Kilian Straight to heaven.

    Rêve en Cuir by default.
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    Re: Today I bought - December 2009

    This week I got:

    Guerlain Apres L'Ondée EDT 100ml (gift)
    Versace The Dreamer EDT 100ml (gift)
    Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie 50ml
    Guerlain Bois des Indes perfumed candle

    EDIT: oh and the Ajmal...
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    Re: ~~ S o t D ~~ Sunday 13th December 2009 ~~~

    Montale Oud Cuir d'Arabie
  63. Re: Do you think Guerlain's Nahema makes a good masculine?

    I quite like it and wear it every now and then. But of the well-known Guerlains it's def on the more feminine side of the spectrum, whereas other great fragrances like Mitsouko, Shalimar, Djedi, etc....
  64. Poll: Re: Which should I get next (for evening in clubs) ?

    One more vote in support of The Dreamer.

    :p
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    Re: Parfums de Nicolai Patchouli Homme- my review

    I liked your review SMM!

    It's interesting to see that opinions vary so greatly on this fragrance. I was in Paris this week and gave this one and Odalisque a spin when I visited the shop... I...
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    Re: S o t D, Friday, 11 December 2009

    Guerlain Après L'Ondée EDT
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    Re: ~SotD~Saturday 12/12/09

    Penhaligon's Hammam Bouquet
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    Re: Guerlain: Tonka Impériale

    So how did they get a chance to smell it..? I was at the Champs-Élysées store only yesterday and they said they didn't have any to sniff yet...
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 7 Dec 09

    Guerlain Habit Rouge EDC
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 5 December, 2009

    Nahéma vintage PDT
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    Re: Your reference "rose"...

    Ahh ok, I misinterpreted that one. Would've given my bottle a whole new dimension, though! :)
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    Re: A bit of Guerlain teasing...

    I can imagine! But maybe it'll be wearable by both men and women, like the great Guerlain classics and Tabac Blond and Cuir de Russie. After all, both TB and CdR were considered very avantgarde and...
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    Re: A bit of Guerlain teasing...

    PM'd.
  74. Thread: Obama thread

    by Merlino
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    Re: Obama thread

    Quite right, however this thread had been open for a couple of months and people managed to discuss the topic in a civilised manner with some humour added in. Then, yesterday, someone posts something...
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    Re: A bit of Guerlain teasing...

    Which is exactly the point: because there is no precedent, there is no reason to state that there is a high possibility of it being an EDT.



    That might be your problem given that not a whole...
  76. Thread: Obama thread

    by Merlino
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    Obama thread

    So why did the Obama thread in the offtopic forum suddenly get closed down? It would be nice if the moderator responsible at least left some form of explanation.
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    Re: A bit of Guerlain teasing...

    Re GpM: pot, kettle...

    Re LP line: all of the three masculines where originally EDTs so why would they suddenly release them in higher concentrations if the whole point of the line was to...
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    Re: A bit of Guerlain teasing...

    Which is a great fragrance :p



    Based on what exactly? Sure, Guerlain's mainstream men's releases have been EDTs but there's no reason to assume that an intimate, not widely distributed men's...
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    Re: Your reference "rose"...

    There's rose in the men's version??
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    Re: A bit of Guerlain teasing...

    Very exciting to hear JPGuerlain is making a masculine leather. Since it's an "intimate" one, I hope they release it in a beautiful bottle as an extrait!
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 4 December, 2009

    Nice pic Mark, you a Badger&Blade guy?

    I'm wearing some Cambodian oud oil I got from Dimitri.
  82. Re: A special reward to yourself: what to buy for xmas?

    That's certainly one I'm considering! My to-try shortlist is:

    Sous le Vent
    Vega
    Vetiver pour Elle
    Liu
    Bois d'Armenie

    But then again, there's so much to try and so little armspace! :o
  83. Re: New Serge Lutens Export Launch (And it's Fresh?)

    IF SL manages to pull off an original fresh like FM's Geranium pour Monsieur I'd be very interested to try it. But ol' Sergie hasn't really rocked my world with his latest creations, and an...
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    Re: Your reference "rose"...

    Another vote for FM Une Rose. It is complex, but I believe everything else is only there to help establish the darkness and earthiness of the rose, while not subtracting from the true glory of the...
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 3 December 2009

    Micallef Note Vanillée
  86. Re: A special reward to yourself: what to buy for xmas?

    I'm going to Paris next week and I'm going to get myself 1 (one!) bottle from the Guerlain store. Which one? I don't know yet ;)
  87. Re: Any Caron Narcisse Noir extrait connoisseurs around?

    Great, thanks for the suggestion Kumquat! I'll be sure to add that to my luckyscent to-sample list! can't be more expensive than buying the vintage extrait of Narcisse Noir, right? :)
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday 02 December 2009

    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday 01 December 2009

    Les Parfums de Rosine Une Folie de Roses (thanks for the sample Dimi!)
  90. Re: Any Caron Narcisse Noir extrait connoisseurs around?

    Thanks for your replies so far! Unfortunately, what I'm hearing doesn't quite convince me that I should get a bottle, unless I'm able to find a vintage one...
  91. Any Caron Narcisse Noir extrait connoisseurs around?

    Hi! A fellow BN'er recently sent me a sample of vintage Caron Narcisse Noir extrait. It's been a while since I fell this hard for a perfume, but this is truly gorgeous stuff! I scoured the bay but...
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    Re: Floral Fougere recomendations ...

    Duh, lavender... :o Somehow, it just fails to register as a flower with me... dunno why! :D
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    Re: Floral Fougere recomendations ...

    My favourite floral fougère is Creed's Green Irish Tweed. No carnation in there, though.
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    Re: SotD: Monday, 30th November, 2009

    Guerlain Vetiver vintage EDC
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 29th November, 2009

    Chanel No 19 vintage & current EDP layered
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    Re: Samsara. What's up wid that?

    Difficult with Samsara, the bottle's not changed as far as I know.. But if that's what you're looking for, I found the current extrait to be nicely soft as well... or did you test that one and...
  97. Re: You can't smell it but EVERYONE ELSE CAN! Irritating much?

    It helps not to spray too close to your nose. Try spraying your upper back instead of your neck, for example. The idea is that if it's very close to your nose your gog will get bombarded with scent...
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    Re: Chance: a skeleton in the closet

    We should be so lucky... girls and young women in my neck of the woods all resort to weapons of mass destru... err, I mean DKNY Be Delicious.
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    Re: Samsara. What's up wid that?

    the longevity of the parfum is just fine on me, but it's very soft.
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    Re: Samsara. What's up wid that?

    I dunno, I don't even find the parfum particularly powerful, though it does come to life with warmth. I think Samsara is more of a springtime fragrance than a fall/early wintertime frag.
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