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  1. Re: Do any of you guys enjoy Oud Queen Roses by Montale?

    I've just bought a FB, and worn it a couple of times, however, i cannot help but compare it with (imo) the superior Oud Ispahan. The Montale for me, has an almost herbal, medicinal, even a bitter...
  2. Re: Has anyone tried the body shop's amber oud ? Wow :)

    I thought i was the only one too, as nobody says it here in the US. It's a bit lost on my friends who don't really understand it, but i still say it. Obviously a leftover of being English.
  3. Re: Has anyone tried the body shop's amber oud ? Wow :)

    Well now. What have we here? With shipping to the US what an absolute bargain. I have bought one, and buying another right now, to sell for decants.
    ...
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    Re: Help required from the experts!

    Welcome Cherry Blossom. I don't know what either of those smell like, so can't suggest any for you, but if you look those fragrances up in the search box, you should be able to discover the listed...
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    Re: Giorgio in the yellow stripped box

    I doubt that a reputable retailer like Sam's Club would sell fakes. I'm agreeing with the reformulation theory. Cos it happens a lot
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    Re: Do You Remember Your Wedding Fragrance?

    It was only in April this year, so it's still quite fresh. Chanel No.19 EDP i had a sample, and it was the perfect choice for me that day.
  7. Re: Where can I buy L'INSTANT DE GUERLAIN POUR HOMME EXTREME (edp) ?

    Strawberrynet had at least 2 bottles the other day, because they are now on their way to me. I was thrilled because i hadn't gone there looking for it, so whatever i went there to buy was abandoned,...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Tokyo Milk Dark - Arsenic
    Royal Apothic - Japonesque
    2 bottles of LIDGE (and another from the for sale threads here)
    L'Occitane - Eau De Baux

    Oh, and 300 x 4 ml atomisers :D

    I hit my Paypal...
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    Re: Fragrancex

    I use them a fair bit, never had any problems
  10. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    I am both delighted, and apologetic. Whilst the DH bottles are fully "clad" and look wonderful, i am humbly, and suitably sorry for causing for the financial blow about to be inflicted upon your...
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    Re: Wearing "the opposite sex" frag

    I think most of what i wear is marketed as unisex, i think. Well it SHOULD be. I like TF Arabian Wood is that unisex or male? I love M7 Oud Absolu and L'Occitane Eau De Vetyver
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    Re: New to Basenotes..

    Welcome!

    Hope you enjoy your samples and find a wonderful one that doesn't irritate your skin
  13. Re: Would it matter to you if other people couldn't smell your perfume, but you still could?

    I do ALL my housework in full make-up, stiletto heels, a cocktail dress, and a cigarette in an ivory holder. Wafting delicious fragrance around behind me. Does everybody not do that?
  14. Re: Your most used or most recently discovered fragrance in 2012

    Most usedCoromandel
    Latest discovery, (with FB in the mail, arriving imminently) Oud Ispahan i am besotted with it
  15. Re: Would it matter to you if other people couldn't smell your perfume, but you still could?

    I wear my fragrances for me to enjoy. I don't match them to an occasion, or a season, or for anybody's else's pleasure. I rarely get compliments, and it doesn't bother me. If they like what i'm...
  16. Re: Hey guys don't you think it you be nice to have" like button" as in facebook here ?

    Personally, I like to have the opportunity to ramble, a like button is too vague for me. We have lovely language, full of excellent, descriptive words, and using my brain to string together a...
  17. Re: Your precious, unopened, Back Up collection!!

    Thats not back ups, thats a "hoard" lol. One i would give my right arm for (and several other lesser needed organs) all those fabulous Guerlains. I am so jealous

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    Re: Your Favorite Soap and Why

    ALL soap is made of oils and lye. They just don't feel oily :)
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    Re: Your Favorite Soap and Why

    I attempted to make a soap for the hub, with TF Arabian Wood but i was extremely stingy with the amount of drops i put in, that it was too faint a smell. And making cold process soap takes too long...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I just bought the kindle version recently, and it claims to be published in 2009,if thats any help.
  21. Re: A conversation with two SAs in a department store

    There are a few clueless ones in my branch of Nordstrom, i always seek out the manageress, as she has taken the "Fragrance Specialist" course, and she knows her vetiver, from her opoponax, to a...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to the clinic...

    It was a mere 3.28. See? There was no way i could turn that down. I mailed the seller after the auction, and i was like "really? A penny? I feel bad for you, please feel free to relist" but she just...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to the clinic...

    30 Roses you are always so helpful, and full of common scents suggestions. Thank you. But i got a bottle of vintage Blue Grass for a penny the other night. How could anyone say no to that?
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    Re: Ebay feedback rant

    Thank you IngaMi i try to do a good job. Today, i emailed the unhappy customer, apologised for the "misunderstanding" and tried to explain about decants. Her comment implied that i had cheated her...
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    Poll: Re: Hypothetical question

    She'd need to offer me a wee bit more than that
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    Re: Fingernails on a chalkboard...

    I've said it before, and i'll say it again Womanity it actually makes me feel nauseous.
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    Re: Favourite brand of Handbag?

    Mmmm that trumps even the Goyard, TYFS, it's a thing of true beauty, i can see myself carrying that
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    Re: Ebay feedback rant

    I don't think they seem to be enforcing their decants policy. If you search for decants, there are thousands of results. I believe that, as i registered with Ebay UK, my listing comes under uk rules,...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to the clinic...

    I have the addictive personality, and don't really want to go into it too much, but it was always going to happen, that i'd become a fragrance-shopaholic. This personality trait has been apparent in...
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    Re: Is it possible...

    Maybe we ought to start a twelve-step group. FA.

    Step 1. Admitted we were powerless over the siren call of new fragrances, and that our dressing tables had become unmanageable.
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    Re: Ebay feedback rant

    I had a very nice reply from one of my emails i sent to my bidders today, and she said she was shocked at this woman's feedback, as it was obvious, that it was a decant. She told me my descriptions...
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    Re: Questions about Chantilly.

    I recently sold a half bottle on Ebay, just a small bottle, the juice was dark brown, but smelled delicious, and much nicer than any incarnation of it currently available. The colour of it, led me to...
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    Re: Ebay feedback rant

    Yes 30 Roses it's becoming harder to find. And others on Ebay are selling it at higher prices than I am. Anyway, i used the send invoice form, to sneakily ask them if they were aware it was a decant...
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    Re: Ebay feedback rant

    Thanks for the kind words, and helpful suggestions friends. I am really upset by it. I spent most of the day contacting the rest of my bidders to ensure their awareness of what they were bidding on,...
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    Re: Ebay feedback rant

    Well, it has happened before, where a buyer failed to read the details, but she at least contacted me before leaving feedback, and we were able to resolve the situation to our mutual satisfaction.
    ...
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    Re: Ebay feedback rant

    Thank you hednic Hopefully potential buyers will read the actual feedback, and understand the situation, and know i was not given the chance to resolve her issue.

    And if she fails to respond to my...
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    Ebay feedback rant

    Well, i am just so bloody angry.

    I have been a seller on Ebay since 2003, and recently started selling decants.

    Most people seem delighted, as my prices are great, and i always package them...
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    Re: Should I open my vintage Bandit?

    No, you won't like it, you should mail it priority to me.

    Lol

    Of course! Wear it and love it! If you don't like it, it will fetch a decent price on Ebay
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    Re: Have you already found it?

    I have discovered my latest perfect one, that being Oud Ispahan but i want to sample others before i splash out on a big bottle of the OI. i am gathering my samples to help me make the decision. I...
  40. Re: What L'Artisan frags would you want sample if you had never sampled any of them?

    I want to try Mandragore it intrigues me. And Patchouli Patch and of course Al Oudh following on from thatPassage D'Enfer

    Just those 4
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    Re: YSL have castrated M7 with Oud Absolu

    I've only tried the new one, i loved it, and don't feel like i am missing out by not having tried the original and unassailably wonderful M7. What you never had, you don't miss.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Marbling, with a toothpick and using DL Swagga Like Us and DL Private Dancer

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    Re: If you could only wear one house...

    I think Chanel or Dior i know that's 2, but i'm dithering. Ok Dior
  44. Re: The one fragrance you regret parting with.

    I keep answering male discussion threads - i hope you guys don't mind?

    When i came over to Alaska, i had to part with about 13 bottles, as space in the case was limited, but of those, the only...
  45. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    Agree with mumsy.
    In my experience, it is better to give than receive. And doing so creates a "fragrance vacuum" on your vanity. Nature abhors a vacuum, and strives to fill it. You will receive...
  46. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    Yeah, i just put it here, because i am not selling them, i don't want to swap them for anything, and i don't really know if there's a thread where it would belong. I go through a fair few bottles as...
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    Re: Where to start with vintage?

    I am thrilled! I won a vintage Joy EDP unopened 1oz bottle today on Ebay. I like the current formulation, so I am expecting to love this.

    Looking forward to hearing your thoughts on your...
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    Re: October blind sniff: Unpresentables

    I'm excited the October Blind sniff is underway. Enjoying the first impressions. Hope your nose improves soon mumsy

    :thumbup:
  49. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    None of them, it's my scintillating personality, and rapier wit that has them on their knees
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    Re: 'I only use 1 or 2 sprays.....' Huh??

    4 spray minimum here. 2 to the neck, one to the chest, and one to the lower arm, and rub that in. If they re lighter fragrances i'll add a couple more blasts. I am selfish, i wear it for me, so i...
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    Re: 2 Sprays! 12 Hours!! 10 meters!!!

    Opium the lady version. A lovely asphyxiating fragrance, very easily overdone.

    I like to have people beating their chests, and gasping for breath, as i have a malicious streak

    Oud Ispahan has...
  52. Re: A bit early but what's on your Christmas wish list?:D

    Me too on the Oud Ispahan. I have tested it, gonna test some other rose ouds, but i want this cos it lasts for ever, overnight even. I love it. But i want it before Christmas.
    Am thinking An...
  53. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    Well, you know, i'm English. :laugh:

    Pm your address, i'll still send it to you. You know, because i'm nice :)
  54. Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread

    I have some lids and caps Free to a good home, i just can't bring myself to throw them away. I require nothing in return, i just like to know somebody somewhere needs them, and i have had one taken...
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    Re: Close Encounter in Seattle

    Thank you for that info megatropolis because i will be having a little jaunt to good old godblessed Seattle round about the 23rd, with a view to leaving my suitcase half empty, and FILLING that...
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    Re: Close Encounter in Seattle

    And a great Lush store, lest we forget :)
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    Re: Close Encounter in Seattle

    Nordstrom in Seattle is fantastic, they have the Chanel Les Exclusifs range, right there in the store. The fragrance and beauty department is massive. I go every time i go down there. Love it
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    Re: Oud Ispahan

    Thanks Alfarom I knew i could rely on you for a list of suggestions.
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    Re: Oud Ispahan

    I'm in love with it, sniffing it and doing the "i'm in heaven" eyes closed ecstatically, sort of thing. Looking forward to seeing your impressions Warum
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    Re: Oud Ispahan

    Thank you, i feel a FB is imminent then.
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    Oud Ispahan

    I recently met up with a very kind and generous Basenoter, from whom I receved a decant of Oud Ispahan, and i have instantly fallen hard for it.

    I would love to get a FB, but don't wish to be too...
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    Re: Where to start with vintage?

    Ooh Yellow Cello, all wonderful fragrances, i hope you enjoy them, and post your impressions here. I have My Sin, Le Dix, and i did have L'aimant too, all delicious.
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    Re: Creed Aventus Is A Waste Of Money

    I bought a decant to sample it. It smells "nice" but nice is not enough to justify a FB purchase. For that price i want "omg that's divine" and some amazing longevity. I didn't get either of those.
  64. Re: Men's sample GIVEAWAY thread

    I didn't want the samples. I just wanted to express how AK and HI are often excluded, despite the fact that we do have ground shipping available to here, according to my source. I always ship my...
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    Re: you know you're obsessed when....\

    I remembered an incident that fits right in with this thread.
    In 2004 i researched and discovered Flowerbelle Blanca to be a very popular fragrance, on some site or other. I bid and won, the only...
  66. Re: Men's sample GIVEAWAY thread

    Shipping doesn't cost any more to AK and HI. we are part of the US
  67. Re: Perfumed Lotions (Creams ,Cremes, Smoothers, etc.)

    I always give creams and lotions away, my mother loves them. I hate the feeling of them on my skin, and the same with bubbles in my bath. It makes me shudder. I only use moisturiser when my skin gets...
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    Re: Vetiver for Teens?

    I love TF Grey Vetiver for a clean fresh scent, but today I bought the most delicious and beautiful smoky warm and CHEAP L'Occitane en Provence Eau De Vetyver which is practically half the price of...
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    Re: Bvlgari Black

    Hi Dreamer i have this, and would send you a sample, only you are in uk. There are a few samples/decants on uk Ebay, I just checked. I'd definitely sample before buying a FB
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    Re: Oh, it's on now...

    Phew!! Thank heavens for that! I thought i was missing out there!
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    Re: Oh, it's on now...

    Dior Homme Extreme? I am not seeing that anywhere. Do you mean Dior Homme Intense? Cos i can't find extreme
  72. Re: Is there anyplace where I buy caps/lids/top?

    I just posted on another spare caps thread, but i don't have the one you need, sorry. I got a Dior Homme Intense one, 100 ml size, going spare, if anyone needs?
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    Re: Spare lids?

    I also have a spare cap for Viva La Juicy and Dior Homme intense the 100 ml sizes. If anyone needs those. I can't bring myself to throw these things away. And i will bump this thread when i have...
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    Re: need help for xmas!

    +1 for the Hypnotic Poison.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    +1 on that.

    I have been wearing TF Oud Wood the past 2 days, admittedly, not on it's own, but i feel like wearing something new, and i loved my initial spritz of Sergy Boy, so he's accompanying...
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    Re: Spare lids?

    I just made my husband take 2 L'Artisan Parfumeur lids/caps back out of the bin. I said "People on BN NEED those!" To which he glumly handed me the box, that he was also ready to throw out. So there...
  77. Re: Anyone else apply and reapply fragrance at home?

    I annoy myself by doing it so much, i end up with loads of them on me. I buy vintage stuff off Ebay, so i immediately have to apply it the moment it arrives, despite having already chosen my SOTD....
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    Re: need help for xmas!

    It was the classic, very powdery. I sold it on Ebay, very cheaply too, I might add. Haven't tried the Cherie version, how do they differ?

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    Rick, i was just supplying...
  79. Re: Drawing for sample of Houbigant Orangers en Fleur, USA only

    I received my package from Twolf today. Thank you so much!! Husband immediately seized them, and sniffed them all in their tubes (there were more than the original 3 that were promised)

    i was...
  80. Re: Smoking. Does it affect our ability to perceive notes?

    Well, being a smoker, i can't smell smoke on my clothes, or a cloud of stink whatsoever. I just don't really smell it, in the way you describe

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    Absolutely.
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    Re: need help for xmas!

    Pink Sugar is extremely sweet, and like a burnt sugar, caramel, candy floss kind of a perfume. No floral, and smells nothing like VLJ. as for Miss Dior my husband made me get rid of mine, by...
  82. Re: "Hi Haters" - Your guilty pleasure scent that you have no shame in sharing!!

    Lmao!

    Ok, i am very nervous to admit to this, and expect to be pointed at and laughed at: Aquolina Pink Sugar i have used up 2 fb of it, And would like another, but, i have becme a snob i think. ...
  83. Re: Smoking. Does it affect our ability to perceive notes?

    Thank you for the views. Very interesting, i know its a filthy habit, but you have to WANT to stop, and i don't want to. Yet. :)
  84. Smoking. Does it affect our ability to perceive notes?

    I'm a smoker, and have wondered before, does it affect my ability to smell notes in a perfume? When i seriously try to pick out notes, then check note listings, i find i miss quite a few. I know i am...
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    Re: How to Bump A SAles Thread

    I might be wrong here, and i'm certain i will be corrected, but i think you just write a new comment, on your original thread ie "bumped" or "updated" if you have added or removed something. I am...
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    Re: Help with samples for my wife

    +1 for Aquolina Pink Sugar i used to love this when i was into gourmands, and another suggestion, i still love this Hypnotic Poison which i need to replace, i am nearly out.

    Good luck!
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    Re: Openig a perfume shop

    Some that i like are Royal Apothic whose history has links with European Royalty, I Profumi Di Firenze, Tocca,K.Hall Designs,and Tokyo Milk of those, everythng but the I Profumi Di Firenze is...
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    Sticky: Re: What makes Creed Aventus so exceptional

    Got a decant recently, and completely agree with you. It's nice, but there are others i prefer. Maybe it was not a "good batch" but i don't want to buy into that whole Creed batch number anxiety
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir for Men

    Got a sample yesterday, and applied it to husband, we both kept having a sniff. We both quite like it, but maybe not FB worthy. In short, my first impression was that the topnotes smelled like...
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    Re: Where do all the samples come from?

    On saturday in Nordstrom, they had an "event" and you received goodies, aka gifts with purchases. I did not go, but went in today, sought out my new SA manageress friend, who just happened to have "a...
  91. Poll: Re: What fragrance to wear while shopping and looking to meet a Woman Also !?

    +1 for this option. Alternatively, if you want to gather samples aplenty, go in reeking of somethng really strong, so you can't smell anythng else, and they have to shower you with samples to try at...
  92. Re: Best way to nab a scent you can't afford

    I like this option best, and in for a penny, in for a pound, i'll grab the factice as well.

    Joking.

    Splits seems the safest, and cheapest option
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    Re: Where do all the samples come from?

    I can see why you'd buy yours online, after the experiences you are having. We don't have a huge range of stuff up here, so i have bought from Ebay, the stuff they don't have here, but i have seen...
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    Re: Free to good home

    Ours works great, and there's no donations, or costs for the recipient. I have given away 3 lots of stuff now, one of which was male. My first one, the recipient wanted to give me something in...
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    Re: Where do all the samples come from?

    I get most of mine from Nordstrom and Sephora, but it took me quite some time to build a good relationship with them. They were extremely reticent about handing out samples to me at first, but i saw...
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    Re: C'mon Basenotes!

    I understand how you feel Koala, this is my first stop for fragrance information for research purposes, as i sell on Ebay. I am also a member of Fragrantica, but i just don't like it the way i like...
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    Re: Where to start with vintage?

    Ok, here we go.
    Shocking You by Schiaparelli
    1000 by Jean Patou
    Tweed by Lentheric
    Nuit De Noel by Caron
    Bellodgia by Caron
    Pheromone by Marilyn Miglin
    Tigress by Faberge
    Ambush by Dana...
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    Re: Give aways and such...

    I had a man's cologne on the women's freebie thread that has been claimed now.
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    Re: Where to start with vintage?

    http://www.basenotes.net/group.php?groupid=79

    They should show as thumbnails on that page
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    Re: Where to start with vintage?

    I buy quite a bit from Ebay, if the price is right, and have been mostly lucky. I have several vintage bottles, sourced from various places. What have you tried, and disliked? I added some pictures...
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