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    Re: What scent will you wear for Christmas?

    I'll be wearing Arabie for the big Christmas Eve dinner tonight, probably Fumerie Turque tomorrow and Frapin 1270 on the 26th. Should really find some time for the very Christmassy Un crime exotique,...
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    Re: SotD Friday 24 December, Christmas Eve

    Over here the big celebration's tonight, and my SOTE can only be Arabie - Christmas in a bottle.

    Merry Christmas everyone!
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    Re: What's your favorite Lutens scent?

    Arabie
    Chergui
    Fumerie Turque
    Ambre Sultan
    Feminite du Bois
    Cedre
    Un lys
    A la Nuit

    It's my favourite house by far.
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    Re: Do you buy "pre-owned" fragrances?

    Yes, why not? I buy all sorts, except for splash bottles.
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    Re: Worst fragrance note

    I wish I knew! I have no idea what it is that reminds me of shampoo, but I loathe it. Soapiness annoys me too.
    I have some difficulties with patchouli and peach. I suspect I don't like ylang ylang...
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    Re: The Fragrances of Sonoma Scent Studio

    I love this house! Tabac Aurea and Winter Woods are my favourites, but I really like Vintage Rose, Ambre Noir, Wood Violet, Champagne de Bois and Femme Jolie, too. I can't wait to get my hands on a...
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    Re: Gift Fragrances for Two Little Girls

    LOL! Have you considered the smaller and not too pricey niche brands at indiescents.com? Some of those bottles are seriously cute, especially the Tokio Milk and Smell Bent ones, with names like...
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    Re: What fragrance would Vampire girl wear?

    The only thing I know of that smells vaguely like blood is ELDO's Secretions Magnifiques - such a predictable answer, I know:)
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    Re: They just don't understand meeeee!

    Great suggestions so far. I'd like to add Aomassai by Parfumerie Generale, it could be just what you're looking for. Or Winter Woods by Sonoma Scent Studio. And Lutens of course, nothing beats a good...
  10. Re: What's your favorites from Parfumerie Generale?

    Aomassai - by far my favourite. I like Un crime exotique, Bois de Copaiba (I find Bois Blond quite boring compared to this), Harmatan Noir and L'Oiseau de Nuit as well. And probably a few more that I...
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    Re: Dry, outdoorsy hay/coumarin

    For hay, how about Parfums de Nicolai Vie de Chateau?
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    Re: Florals with Big Sillage

    +1 for Fracas, Jasmin de Nuit, Songes, 24 Faubourg, Paris edp.
    A la nuit, Joy and Bellodgia edp have great sillage but don't last long on me.

    I'll suggest Balenciaga Michelle, Kenzo by Kenzo,...
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    Re: What is the perfume of your parents?

    My father wears Dunhill Edition, my mother's signature was EL White Linen.
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    Re: parfum d'empire's Fougere Bengale comments

    Fougere Bengale is wonderful. I don't get the hay at all, but I do get lots of curry. But somehow it works!:) And it's got that Lutens vibe I adore. I like this house a lot, actually, these strong...
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    Re: Feminine Amouage Scents

    My thoughts exactly!
    Have you tried Memoir Woman? It works for me. Even better: Memoir Man - oh, my über-lemming!
  16. Re: Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    I love your site, Bela! You're doing us all such a favour, thank you! I always insert a link to your site when someone has a pronunciation question on our local perfume forum.

    Request: would you...
  17. Re: How many of your vintage perfumes were secured after fierce bidding wars?Or on the quiet?

    I usually define a maximum, too, plus I'm one of those evil people who, out of nowhere, bid about 30 seconds before the end of the auction (why send prices skyrocketing early on?). This way I've got...
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    Re: Who is Jean-Paul Guerlain???

    Patricia is the granddaughter of Pierre Guerlain. Jean-Paul is the grandson of Jacques Guerlain. Pierre and Jacques were brothers (sons of Gabriel, who was the brother of Aimé). So yes, Patricia and...
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    Re: What you just threw away!

    Ouch, that hurt! I've just spent lots of $ on a bottle.:cry:
  20. Re: Basenotes involved in Capitalistic fragrance marketing???

    I thought the men's forum was for discussing masculine scents and scents worn mostly by men. Now I'm confused. Does this mean women should stop posting here? Bad news for me, as I find myself hanging...
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    Re: Back up bottles

    I only have backup bottles of Baleciaga Quadrille. I don't know exactly why, though:) I do love it, but I love lots of other scents just as much, yet I don't stock up on those. Maybe I just can't...
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    Re: Fragrances for Fall.

    I've fallen in love all over again with my Wazamba. Apples, incense, spices... just perfect for autumn! Some others I particularly enjoy this time of year are PG's Aomassai, Sonoma Scent Studio's...
  23. Thread: Parfum Sacre

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    Re: Parfum Sacre

    I have a bottle with the fluted door knob-style cap (I've no idea whether the the box was white or purple as I got it in a swap unboxed), and because I had also heard that the best version's the one...
  24. Re: Which are your favorite new fragrances from 2009-10?

    Parfum d'Empire Wazamba, hands down. I adooore the stuff.
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    Re: The House of Villoresi

    It's a great perfume house that doesn't get the love it deserves (do Luca Turin's nasty reviews turn perfumistas off?). Uomo, Spezie and Piper Nigrum are definitely masterpieces, and I quite like the...
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    Re: Secretions Magnifique: Grounds for Divorce?

    Maybe it was a mistake to tell her what it's *supposed* to smell like:) She might have liked it a lot blind, like I did.
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    Re: What's a good peony scent?

    Dzongkha has peonies, lots.
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    Not Provencal, but the epitome of Tuscany, if that's OK, too: Lorenzo Villoresi Spezie. I can't recommend it enough. It's such a burst of herbs and spices! Wonderful and unique.
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    Re: Connect a tobacco fragrance to a picture

    1. Jasmin et cigarettes
    2. CB I hate perfume Pipe tobacco absolute
    3. Chergui
    4. Miller Harris L'Air de Rien
    5. Aramis Havana
    6. Miller Harris Feuilles de Tabac
    7. L'Eau du Navigateur would be...
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    Re: Your top 5 Serge Lutens frags

    Chergui
    Arabie
    Fumerie Turque
    Cedre
    Ambre Sultan
    +Un Lys

    Funny that some of you have compared Chergui and Arabie to Ambre Sultan. I think they're nothing like it. If anything resembles AS,...
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    Re: Dark and Mysterious fragrance

    How about Montale Aoud Cuir d'Arabie? It has tobacco, it's dark and mysterious (not sure about sexy, though). Or Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe? Gotham by Neil Morris? No tobacco, but certainly dark and...
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    Re: Which rose to try

    But you've got Penhaligon's! How about Hammam Bouquet? Have you ever tried it? It's probably my favourite rose of them all.

    I second Paestum Rose, Sonoma Scent Studio Vintage Rose and Le Labo Rose...
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    Re: Boozy Frag Suggestions

    +1 for Lubin Idole and Pd'A Ambre Russe, both great!

    Parfumerie Generale Bois de Copaiba (Amaretto)
    Frapin L'Humaniste (gin)
    Czech & Speake Cuba (rum)
    Nez a nez Atelier d'Artiste (cognac)...
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumer Top 3

    Tea for two
    Dzing
    Dzongkha
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    Re: Looking for a cinnamon scent...

    Serge Lutens Rousse is all about cinnamon.
    Prominent cinnamon note in Diptique L'Eau and L'Eau de L'Eau, Comme des Garcons edp
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    Re: Tobacco in a Fragrance.

    +1 for Odori Tabacco, it's amazing! One of the very best.

    Sonoma Scent Studio Tabac Aurea and Baldessarini Strictly Private haven't been mentioned yet.
  37. Re: HELP: MONTALE - Black Aoud, Attar, Aoud Damascus or Oud Cuir d'Arabie?

    Aoud Cuir d'Arabie is the odd one out. It's all about dirty leather+oud with just a whisper of rose, while the others focus on rose.
    Personally I think BA is by far the best Montale, and Cuir comes...
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    Re: I took the Secretions Magnifique plunge

    The first time I tested this I was basically doing a blind test from an unlabelled vial. I must confess I liked it, to me it was more or less a strangely metallic, woody iris plus *something*. Yes,...
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    Re: Why do some basenoters hide their wardrobes?

    Thanks for your help, furrypine! That's how I tried to do it, but I couldn't click on any of the buttons for some reason. But they're working now!
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    Re: Why do some basenoters hide their wardrobes?

    I'd love to fiddle with my wardrobe, too, but my problem is that although I see how the items of the wardrobe should be added, the tabs (or what do you call them) are not working, they just don't do...
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    Re: SOTD ~ Tuesday September 14th 2010

    I'm wearing Tauer Un rose chyprée on one wrist and Incense rosé on the other, trying to decide which one I should order first. I should get both ASAP, really.
  42. Re: A celebrity you would really like to see come out with their own fragrance?

    Another nice task for ELdO!:-) I just hope they wouldn't call it Pink Flamingos.

    I say Charlotte Gainsbourg - I know she's the face of the new Balenciaga, but given the chance I'm pretty sure she...
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    Re: Eau d'hermes for office wear??

    If you don't mind a female chiming in - I think of it as one of my "safest" scents, actually. I think it's totally appropriate any time, any place. The sweaty cumin-leather note is so soft that I...
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    Re: The Perfumed Court alternatives?

    There's also Decant Me: http://www.decant-me.com/
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    Re: Smells like Christmas?

    Serge Lutens Arabie (reminds me of Christmas pudding)
    Comme des Garcons edp (mulled wine)
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    Re: Favorite Niche Brands

    Serge Lutens
    Sonoma Scent Studio
    Tauer Perfumes
    L'Artisan
    Parfumerie Generale
    Lorenzo Villoresi
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    Re: Budapest, Hungary

    Hi Dariushka! No, there's just one, unfortunately. They've moved from Vitkovics to Régiposta utca, but the new address is just a few streets away (about 2 minutes walking distance). They carry what...
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    Re: Suggestions: Melancholy fragrance

    You're not, I was going to write Gris Clair, too! I find it very meditative. That reminds me, Dzongkha is a bit melancholy, too.
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    Re: Today I Bought - September 2010

    Caron Pour Un Homme unsniffed. I hope it's everything I expect it to be or I'll give up on lavender scents for good.
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    Glad you mentioned this one. It's brilliant indeed and absolutely underrated.
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    Budapest, Hungary

    We have 2 major niche shops:

    Neroli (Budapest, 5th district, Régiposta u. 19.) http://www.parfumneroli.hu/
    they carry L'Artisan, Montale, Amouage, Diptyque, Les Parfums de Rosine, Juliette has a...
  52. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Tak og unskyld! What a way for me to join in, insulting something that you adore! LOL
  53. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    I loathe Lancome Miracle (and all its flankers). I don't know what it is that reminds me of shampoo in certain perfumes, but it sure has plenty of it.
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