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  1. Re: Chanel bottle designs circa late 1940s

    It's hard to tell in these ads what the exact medium is but one very noticeable thing in those old magazines is the large number of hand-drawn or painted ads and fashion illustrations. Today's...
  2. Re: Chanel bottle designs circa late 1940s

    Most welcome!
  3. Chanel bottle designs circa late 1940s

    A friend of mine has a couple of old Harper's Bazaar magazines from 1949, which include perfume ads, of course. Posting here for anyone who might be seeking to date an old bottle of No 5, what the...
  4. Re: Looking for nontoxic perfume recommendations!

    My question is what were the elements considered toxic about the perfumes discarded? Knowing that could help identify perfumes not having those specific characteristics.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Thank you, Liz! Keep on looking and something good is bound to turn up. Good luck in the yard sale season!
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Today at a yard sale I found a 1/6 oz sealed parfum of the original Climat by Lancôme. P.S. It smells divine!
  7. Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thank you, hednic! It's a lot of fun arranging and rearranging the perfume tray.
  8. Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    It's a real treat looking at all the displays. Thanks for posting the photos. It's way more fun to look at photos of real collections than contrived ads.

    My display usually contains only the...
  9. Re: Major FOMO When It Comes to Fragrances

    I ward off any such danger by abandoning perfumes being discontinued or hard to get before they can abandon me. Then I make it a point to seek out something else, something I sense may be on the...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Had to purchase more Angel EDT, having used up the refill I got on May 2nd. That's the breaks when you wear a perfume every day. :D This time I got the bottle (40ml) refilled at the fountain plus...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Finished up the 40ml refill of Angel EDT purchased on May 2nd (and bought 80ml more).
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    Re: Goodbye Beautiful Bottles

    LVMH has owned Guerlain since 1994; that's 23 years. Why now? My guess is lack of interest in the brand may have affected sales. Admittedly I am only judging from my own experience of Guerlain...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    What scents does it contain? I keep hoping they will bring back their Gardenia.
  14. Re: Fragrance choices for new-client meetings

    I hear you. Good luck on the MBA! Uni-Ball makes a very nice-writing pen. I have used them too. As a fountain pen user (who also dresses casually), I couldn't resist putting in a word. :D
  15. Re: Fragrance choices for new-client meetings

    I personaly wear whatever feels like "me." However, I think a perfect scent for meeting clients could be Annick Goutal Eau du Sud, both citrus and grounded, discreet yet distinctive.

    In addition,...
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    Re: Do you have a lucky fragrance?

    Thank you! That's good advice.
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    Re: Do you have a lucky fragrance?

    Thank you for providing a most exciting Superbowl game! :D

    In Rochester, NY, for a training course once long ago, on a free evening with nothing to do I went along with a work colleague who wanted...
  18. Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    I hope everyone gets their targeted scents as wished! I should have added Angel Eau de Toilette to this thread because the bottle on hand was running on empty but I got it refilled before posting...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Finished up my bottle of Mugler Angel Eau deToilette in the a.m. (and took it downtown for a refill in the p.m.)!
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Got my bottle of Angel Eau de Toilette 40 ml refilled. Very reasonable filled from the fountain.
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    Re: Most worn in April 2017

    Angel Muse, for most of the month of April.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 28th April, 2017

    Happy Birthday, CuddleCat! Many fragrant returns.

    Followng a very comprehensive Mugler event last evening, with detailed descriptions of most of their scents, I am reviewing all my Mugler scents...
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    Re: Atelier samples reviewed

    How about Gold Leather? Definitely a statement maker. If I met someone in a bar who was wearing Gold Leather my instinct would be to trust the person.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th April, 2017

    Greetings and best wishes to all. I usually don't post on SOTD because of wearing the same perfume for weeks on end and it shows up in my posts. Still wearing Angel Muse and wanted to post today...
  25. Re: Question about (mis) matching scent, (life)style & occasion

    There is no correlation between my perfume and either style or occasion. Perfume may be considered an accessory to some. To me it has always been an expression of the inner me and an olfactory way...
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    Re: Prominent galbanum scents...?

    Guerlain Cologne du Parfumeur has a good dose.
  27. Re: So Jeremy Fragrance douses himself with 30 sprays of Molecule 01

    Some people, myself included, can't smell Molecule 01 at all. Maybe that guy is one of them and his companion another.
  28. Re: Explain this: liking a perfume with notes you don't like

    How the brain interprets the notes is surely a factor. After reading the review by ION-ONE and after smelling it myself and being in accord with that review, the notes listed by Atelier Cologne came...
  29. Re: Explain this: liking a perfume with notes you don't like

    Typing a long post elsewhere first and then pasting it in completed seems a prudent way to go!

    By the way, a comment on the longevity of Figuier Ardent: I applied approximately 1 ml (half of the...
  30. Re: Explain this: liking a perfume with notes you don't like

    I just wrote a whole long reply and then the screen said "A problem occurred with this webpage and it was reloaded.," and the whole reply was wiped out. That has happened many times on news or...
  31. Explain this: liking a perfume with notes you don't like

    I've been testing Atelier Cologne Figuier Ardent and I reeeeeeeeely like it. Then I go and look up the notes and most of them I do not like.
    Here are the notes, followed by the breakdown:

    Notes:...
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    Re: Atelier samples reviewed

    I just looked up the notes of Figuier Ardent and am scratchng my head as to how it manages to create a "green" impression. The notes don't appear to have green tendencies at all, yet it does.
    ...
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    Re: Atelier samples reviewed

    Inspired by this thread I got some samples downtown and am now testing Figuier Ardent. I am not a fig-perfume person but I must say FA is extremely well blended, creating a new scent which is more...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    The Sauvage campaign has certainly been over the top. I live in the "mixedosphere" (French and Anglo) and have no idea of the comparative bottom line. I don't remember the local in-store promotion...
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    Re: Atelier samples reviewed

    ION-ONE, You make Figuier Ardent sound very appealing. On the sniff list!
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    I remember seeing a lot of Dior Homme ads when it came out. I'm thinking Dior Homme was a kind of pre-niche niche perfume, although positioned in the mass market, in that it came out just before the...
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    Re: Dior SAUVAGE. A constructive discussion

    Reading all the posts here (which I have been doing with great interest since post one), it seems to me the only way to be sure of Sauvage is to buy it, wear it and, eventually, get over it--or...
  38. Re: Do you mainly purchase fragrances in-stores?

    Same here. I buy in b&m stores and these days there are plenty of discounts and promotions available locally due to internet competition. Going downtown to sniff is therapy and I want to help...
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    Re: A Bucket of Chanel

    At 18% concentration, that's about what Atelier Cologne represents.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Finished a 30 ml refillable bottle of Angel Muse. Not to worry, 80 ml waiting in the wings!
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    Re: Mugler Angel Muse Colour Report

    Interesting update regarding the Angel Muse bottle, regardless of the material or colour. It sure is sturdy: I dropped the bottle, it crashed to the wood floor, then skittered and bounced under the...
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    Re: A Bucket of Chanel

    If Beige still smelled the way it did when it first came out, I would go for it.
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    Re: A Bucket of Chanel

    They don't specify the concentration. I wouldn't be surprised if they are the leftover edt.
  44. Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    Not sure yet but I'm looking forward to testing Chanel Gabrielle when it becomes available and if I like it, would likely buy it.
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    Re: Marlon Brando wore Eau de Sevres?

    Yes, VV was reformulated around the mid-1990s, I think somewhere between 1992 and 1995. They amped up the floral notes with a strong lily of the valley and downplayed the unique green opening. A...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    PC, Youth Dew seems gender-neutral to me. It could smell terrific on a guy. The notes shown on the Lauder website indicate a surprising number of florals in the mix but spiciness is probably on more...
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    Re: Marlon Brando wore Eau de Sevres?

    Eau Sauvage sounds like a logical basis for Eau de Sèvres. It is listed as having been created in 1966. It all depends on the time frame in the excerpt.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    In a thrift store, found a 15ml/1/2 oz bottle of Youth Dew Bath Oil. I use it as perfume and at the level remaining, I'd say it's about a two year's supply if used every day! 😃
  49. Re: It's National Fragrance Day! What are you wearing?

    As far as I'm concerned, every day is Fragrance Day! :D Mugler Angel Muse for me.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Nothing wrong with "cheap and cheerful" and world time at that! Normally I prefer mechanical movements but I like Casio watches and below is my Casio. It makes me feel scientific and mathematical.
  51. Re: Psychological disorders and fragrance: byproduct or true passion?

    I can relate. Byproduct and true passion are not necessarily mutually exclusive. The passion for perfume can be real while the actions around acquiring it can be the product of a whole range of...
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    Re: Your St. Patty's day scent?

    Without thinking of St. Patrick's Day I opted for Chanel No 19 and only afterward realized: ​Hey, it's a green! 🍀
  53. Re: Two Basenotes articles won Jasmine awards!

    Congrats to Laurin and Claire! Well deserved! Definitely winnng articles.
  54. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    Thanks for the link, hednic. Can't go to Paris for the launch but I hope they will advise of availability.
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    Katieb, quite a happening! Those early Youth Dew bath oils make great parfum. There's probably enough in those little bottles to last ten years if you use it every day--it's that potent! :D I have a...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    Yet another replenishment. I've been wearing No 5 a lot this winter.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Like a phoenix, rising from the ashes...
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    Re: Guerlain Perfumes Now On QVC US

    I notice this thread was moved ro Online Shopping from General Discussion. This puzzles me a bit because I don't see it is about buying Guerlain online per se but about a major change in the Guerlain...
  59. Re: What would you buy/ do if you won the lottery?

    :D Sound decision!
  60. Re: What would you buy/ do if you won the lottery?

    Encouraging idea indeed for the oakmoss-starved!
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    Re: The Reviews or the Forums

    I also enjoy the reviews but don't read them as regularly as the forums and I have only written a few. I would read them more if I could find a way to switch the order to oldest first, which I...
  62. Re: What would you buy/ do if you won the lottery?

    First, I'd get two or three of those 30 oz/887 ml bottles of Chanel No 5 parfum to calm me down and then I'd sit down with a cup of coffee to consider what to do with the rest of the money. :D
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    Re: The Reviews or the Forums

    And here.
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    Re: Guerlain Perfumes Now On QVC US

    It's hard to figure out what Guerlain is doing with their business model. With the changes mentioned above there seems to be confusion as to the image they wish to convey. It's certainly a far cry...
  65. Re: NEW: Guerlain - La Cuvée Secrète!

    Yes, it's a mis-translation. Parenthèse in that context means pause or digression from the usual.

    Thanks for the heads-up, hednic. In Montréal we have not been receiving a lot of these newer...
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    Re: Louis Vuitton parfume. September 2016

    I briefly tested the line and found the fragrances inviting. Did not buy at the time because I need to test some more. There were a couple I liked; Turbulences (tuberose) was one. It's on my list to...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Anyway we both agree on "Bel!" :D
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    The first scent that came to mind is Chanel Bel Respiro. Some perceive it as a green scent but I see dry grasses the same colours as your (beautiful) watch.
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    Re: fragrancebuy.ca - great site in Canada

    Yes, that policy is screwy. I don't even see how it's to their advantage to pay the postage on what is likely to be a heavier order. If you are on the mailing list to receive their promotional...
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    Re: fragrancebuy.ca - great site in Canada

    It might be worthwhile speaking to them about it. Maybe they could give you a deal on such a large order. I have never understood their rationale behind charging no postage by number of items rather...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Tdem, you are really on a rolll finishing up those bottles! :D
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    Re: Anticipated Releases

    Apparently named Gabrielle. Same here.


    Yes, where are these? Anyone know?
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    My opinion: if you like the wolf, wear it! Age is not important.
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    Re: New from Chanel: Gabrielle (2017)

    Thanks for the heads-up. Always interested in testing out a new Chanel. I am very curious about the notes.
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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    Chanel is about as far away from a geek house as you can get but then there is No 18, to me one of the geekest perfumes I have ever smelled. I get ambrette mixed with schnapps.
  76. Re: Help with vintage chanel no 5 please!?

    Is that a splash bottle? That's what the old Chanel bottles were like. As for longevity, it's hard to comment without knowing how much has been applied.

    Sometimes with vintage soap the scent has...
  77. Re: I'm considering "binge-wearing" scents.

    I love reading this thread. Wearing what one feels like on any given day seems like the way to go. i grew up in a time when the idea of a signature scent was prevalent. When Annick Goutal Les Nuits...
  78. Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    Originally I was thinking of Hermès Jour Gardénia, only to hear that it had been a Limited Edition and has been retired and sent back. As I only buy/wear perfumes likely to be on the market...
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    Re: Best perfumes for watching Super Bowl

    At the price of tickets one would think nothing is too good! :D
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    Re: Best perfumes for watching Super Bowl

    Really! What a wonderful possibility. Is it the same juice you had in 1967 or has it been replenished over the years?
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    Best perfumes for watching Super Bowl

    No idea how many football fans are here but what perfume will you be wearing on Super Bowl Sunday? I've been thinking football = leather and starting today wll be wearing Cuir de Russie, to gear up...
  82. Poll: Re: Favorite Niche Fragrance House? (Poll)

    Same here. I have many Goutals acquired over many decades since the 1980s, more than any other niche brand. I really love the Chanel Exclusifs, as have been mentioned, but do not consider Chanel...
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    Re: NEW: Sisley - Izia For Women!

    Thanks for the heads-up, hednic. I keep watching this thread to see if anyone has tried it yet and their impressions. Will check the Sisley counter next sniffing trip downtown.
  84. Re: Which Cologne Bottle Designs Do You Think Are The Best - Regardless Of The Quality Of The Juice?

    There are so many gorgeous perfume bottles out there but the first consideration for me is ease and pleasure of handling and adequate spray function. My top bottles in those categories are the 75ml...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Good work!

    Also Chanel, yesterday I finished a 50ml bottle of edt.
  86. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    On third thought, no, not Jicky. It has to be Chant d'Arômes.
  87. Re: Is there a new gardenia perfume out there?

    The Ropion does sound wonderful.
  88. Re: Is there a new gardenia perfume out there?

    Thanks!

    I tried Jour Gardénia on my wrist and it retained that white petal aroma for a few hours. If anyone else does try it, please chime in. I didn't try the other Jours but now they are also on...
  89. No5 L'Eau: Chanel's answer to Dior J'Adore Eau Lumière?

    Today while downtown sniffing I chanced upon Dior J'Adore Eau Lumière. Didn't expect much but found it kind of pretty. It's a subtly blended diaphanous floral, light and airy, and I couldn't help...
  90. Re: Is there a new gardenia perfume out there?

    Worth a sniff, especially for white-floral fans!

    In No 5 I got the edt 100ml. The edt and parfum are my preferred concentrations and I still have plenty of parfum but I can use up the edt pretty...
  91. Re: Is there a new gardenia perfume out there?

    Today I checked out the suggestions locally available and am pretty sure the perfume detected in the bus and métro is Hermès Jour Gardénia. It's a very pretty white floral with identifiable gardenia...
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    Re: Today I Bought January 2017

    Regular maintenance: replenished No 5 edt.
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    Re: read this

    Chados, if you're referring to my post, lots of my memories throughout life are related to scent because for some reason, and I suspect like a lot of people here, I was an avid smeller from a very...
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    Re: read this

    Thanks for the link to the article. I'm glad I don't have cacosmia!!!

    I can remember smells from childhood and often think of them: for instance, one day in class in grade six when a class play...
  95. Re: Longest Lasting And Strongest Sandalwood For Men/Unisex?(EDP?)

    I have two sandalwood perfumes: Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin and Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule. The first is long lasting on me but kind of ethereal in nature, a somewhat "abstract" rendition of...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    They both look great!
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    Re: Most worn, not most loved

    I only wear perfumes I love.
  98. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    The next day and already I'm changng my mind. :D

    Instead if Shalimar, make that JICKY.
  99. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    Chanel No 5
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Mugler Angel Muse
    Shalimar
  100. Re: They say no perfume is worth more than $100

    Ingredients-shmedients. Perfume is my passion. When I buy perfume I am buying pleasure and the price I am willing to pay is directly related to the amount of pleasure I expect to get from that...
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