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    Re: SotD Friday 28 December

    Trying the absolute of CBIHP Burning Leaves.

    I really like it, but my husband can't smell it at all.
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 27 December 2007

    Today my envelope of decants came and I dabbed on a wee bit of CBIHP Musk Reinvention.

    It smelled so moderate in the vial, so I put on a good dab.

    But, WOW! I feel like I've been up to no...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 26 December

    Happy generally normal day to everyone. And a birthday wish for Grant.

    Today I made fruitcake scones to use up some odds and ends of candied fruit I had around. Otherwise I'll still have it for...
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    Re: SOTD 22nd December The Shortest Day

    Oooh....Fracas...bernat you smell great.

    Today I am wearing....wait for it...Maharadja! I almost felt a pang for all of my unsniffed decants, but when I thought of wearing something else....
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    Re: SotD - Thursday December 20, 2007

    Today is Wild Hunt, again.

    This week I've only worn Maharadja and Wild Hunt - very strange!

    Either I'm settling down or it's love.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 18 December

    Maharadja again, my little decant is starting to fear my approach.
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    Re: Ladies...Chanel Problem...

    I like No. 5 better, but would never wear it, as it smells like my husbands departed grandmother. She had all of the products and used them liberally. It seems that other people have similar...
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    Re: SotD Monday 17 December

    Maharadja again.

    Just love it! Especially the first 5 seconds and the last hour or so...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 16 December

    Parfums de Nicolaļ Maharadja

    Yum! Is this the same scent that has been described as challenging, or was it another one? Because I think it's easy to love, and even my husband likes it on me.
    ...
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    Re: Recent Compliments

    The only person to compliment me is my husband. And he absolutely loves Fracas, he'll even dash into the room if he thinks I'm spraying it on.

    Though the downside is for most fragrances he'll...
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 14 December

    I am catching a cold, so I will probably go for a cheerful and rubbery tuberose to cut through the gloom.

    Maybe Miller Harris Noix de Tuberéuse.

    First time I tried my decant I thought it...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 13 December

    CBIHP Wild Hunt again for me, I have gifty decants from my hubby that I haven't even tried yet, but I can't stop wearing this one!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 12 December

    Oh mikeperez, how you make me yearn for a life of crime, and your address. How is it?!?!

    Today I am in CBIHP Wild Hunt.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 11th December 2007

    I'm trying Seplasia.
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    Re: SotD - Monday December 10th, 2007

    Congrats jillsy, you will smell very sweet and festive for your formal.

    And to everyone with germs - feel better!

    Today I am wearing CBIHP Wild Hunt with a generous dab of Violet Empire on the...
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    Re: SotD - Sunday December 9th

    Right now I'm in CBIHP fire from heaven. But I think I might switch back to Wild Hunt. Fire from Heaven is smoldering and nice, but I found Wild Hunt to be down right cathartic.

    Plus Fire...
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    Re: Clueless man needs help--Le Baiser Du Dragon

    Hmm...there's also Prada, that should be easy to find and sample.

    I agree with shadeofbleu, a leather scent would be very femme fatale without being floral. Another choice might be Miller Harris...
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    Re: SOTD 8th December Saturday

    I also think that insolence is very sweet and not at all rude.

    Sending out healthy wishes!

    I am feeling very chic, thanks to reading the excerpt from Chandler Burr's book mentioning my SOTD...
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday December 7

    kewart - I just tried Feminite Du Bois for the first time this week and it was LOVELY!

    I am still in last night's Hanukkah gift -

    Fracas Parfum

    Oooh, I wish I had more then a decant! ...
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    Re: SotD Thursday December 6

    Prada Infusion d'Iris

    My husband gave me a decant for Chanukah. Because he's the best.

    I must say, that while I love it, it's not what I expected! When I sniff, I get a HUGE dose of soft...
  21. Re: Michael Storer's Winter Star - special edition fragrance for Basenoters

    There's lots of reviews in the link Two Roads posted.
  22. Re: What do you do with crappy imitations that you don't want anymore?

    I dunno. You could spray the inside of your shoes. You could leave them in public restrooms to be used instead of an aerosol oder cover up. You could dump them all into a bottle to see what...
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    Re: SotD Monday 3rd December

    Started off with just a splash of Crabtree and Evelyn white tea and birch.

    And then in the middle of all the snow my Lucky scent samples arrived, and I put on some Equistrius as soon as I finished...
  24. Re: >>>Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec. 1, 2007>>>GOURMAND

    I thought I was going to go for Mary Kay Tribute, as it's very confectionery. But when I opened the sample drawer I remembered my

    Coppeneur Eau de Cacao

    It smells EXACTLY the way it sounds -...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 1 December

    My husband gave me an early Hanukkah/congrats on finishing Nanowrimo gift of a decant of Dyptique Do Son. So I am wearing it.

    Thank you to sofresh, who recommended it as a nice tuberose! It's...
  26. Re: The Official Michael Storer Test Sample Discussion Thread

    Yes, I do agree it's long lasting. I'd gotten some on my nicest fleece jacket and kept waiting for it to wear off - thankfully we got some warm days and I was able to wash it. Just leaving my...
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    Re: Which chanel (Not #5)

    Cuir de Russie!

    Though unless you are secretly buying Chanel for us (aw, you shouldn't have!) it's hard to pick without knowing what else she owns/wears besides #5. Coco might be a good choice....
  28. Re: SotD Thursday Nov 22nd 2007 - HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    Today I am in TDC's Sens et Bois. Mmm....pepper! And stuff!
  29. Re: The Official Michael Storer Test Sample Discussion Thread

    I did certainly get a slightly less sweet caramel (like some caramels from Japan that I tried - they were not sticky and not sweet but still caramel), and a creamy note, and condensed milk is a...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 21 November

    I am wearing Burberry Brit, but I might shower to decongest and then switch to...umm...something???

    I will not steal my husband's Floris samples....I will not steal my husbands Floris samples....
  31. Re: The Official Michael Storer Test Sample Discussion Thread

    I am wearing a very light spritz today, and it's a little bit different from a heavy one.

    First, I want to say that winter holidays for me smell like honey, beeswax, simmered sour cherries in...
  32. Re: The Official Michael Storer Test Sample Discussion Thread

    I'm not ready to write the full review, but I will say that my husband thinks that Michael is "mean" for not offering full sized bottles for sale. :)
  33. Re: The Official Michael Storer Test Sample Discussion Thread

    I got mine today! I spritzed it ASAP and...

    Well, lets wait for more people to get theirs. :)
  34. Re: I'd like 20 women to test my new fragrance idea..

    I also e-mailed. :)
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    Re: Sotd Sunday 11 November

    I'm wearing Prada today - now I really am running out of my sample! My lovely hubby has hinted that it might be a winter gift season gift, so I don't dare buy it. Maybe I should start sneaking...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 10 November

    Today I'm testing Chanel's Allure. It's nice and zesty for day 5 of my NaNoWriMo adventure. Of course, it should be day 10, but I started 5 days late. :(
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    Re: SotD Sunday 4 November

    beachroses - that sounds wonderful :)

    Today I'm testing Le Baiser du Dragon. I've had the decant since April, but I was unreasonably holding a grudge against it for leaking and making the labels...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3 November

    MK Affection.

    From the website:

    Affection Eau de Parfum is a modern oriental chypre that awakens the senses with sparkling pink peppercorn...

    I've always liked it, I think it smells like a...
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    Re: MORE than Love at First Sniff....

    Al a Figue by Satellite, and Chanel's Cuir de Russie. Usually I need to wear a fragrance for at least 10 seconds before I fall in love, but with those two I was smitten as soon as I opened up the...
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    Re: skin-scent version of Fracas?

    I will need to track down samples/decants and find out :)

    Thank you for the suggestions, a lot of them were fragrances I wouldn't have thought of. :)
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    Re: SotD October 31st - Halloween!

    Today I opted for the penultimate spritzes of my little Prada sample. It may not be smoky, but at least it puts a spell on my husband. :)

    Maybe I'll buy some cheap knock off sunglasses and my...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30th October

    In honor of the season I'm wearing PG's Bois Blond. I almost scrubbed it, but it redeemed itself by the time I reached the sink. I smell like I was hiding in a haystack that someone set on fire -...
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    skin-scent version of Fracas?

    I love Fracas, and it's wonderful, far reaching sillage.

    But for work I prefer something much more subdued. Much much much more subdued. :) One of the last things I want is an 8th grade boy...
  44. Re: Any of you have a signature fragrance? If so, what is it? Do you get compliments?

    Back in high school I'd wear Vanilla Fields, the teenage boys seemed to like it. Can't stand it, now! For the longest time I couldn't like ANY fragrance with a heavy vanilla scent! I guess...
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    Re: SotD Monday 29 October

    Today I wore Burberry Brit, though I wish I'd picked something "spookier". I think my SotE might be Maroc pour elle. It smells like monster jasmine, rarrr rarrrr.
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    Re: For the guy who hates fragrances

    I second the vote for CB I Hate Perfume, if only because it's very different and not at all perfumey. You might like Black March, which seems to be regarded as either depressing or a comforting...
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    Re: Freebies with every purchase???

    I've never gotten make-up, etc. :) Though both my husband and I did get a Burberry teddy bear! We spritzed them with our respective scents and they sit on the bed, making everything smell nice. :)
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff (organizing the new activity)

    Hi! I posted my responses. I was way off on my guesses, and apparently I was smelling something else. I guess my nose is in the Halloween spirit, all prankster-y.

    It was fun and educational,...
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    Re: 3x3 Sniff- LEATHER ROUND!

    And finally....

    Leather C

    Very pale orange-yellow.

    Initially I thought it smelled like Coty Vanilla Fields, but with a leather covered man wearing it.

    And now cinnamon and tonka bean?
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    Re: 3x3 Sniff- LEATHER ROUND!

    Leather A

    I think this one smells like a refreshing, but very long, bike ride through a citrus grove. It's innocent, care free, and a bit dirty.

    I smell a quick top note of citrus, followed by...
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    Re: 3x3 Blind Sniff (organizing the new activity)

    Hi!

    Sorry I'm so behind the times!

    I have the Leather samples, but hadn't really tried them because I wasn't sure if that would be "cheating". And then I don't know what happened!

    I'm...
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    Re: New Group Activity Suggestion

    Less long then it took me?

    Sorry!

    Sounds like fun, and I'd love to be in for leathers.

    And sometime in the far distant future I could send out samples. I don't have decanting supplies (but...
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    Re: New Group Activity Suggestion

    Oh, what a fun idea. I'm a newbie, but I'd love to be a back-up, or something.

    Can't wait to see how it all works out!
  54. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Aside from Midnight Violet, do any of her fragrances have a clear violet note? The more I read these reviews the more I'd like to save up for a good batch of samples.

    Thank you!
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    Re: New fragrance help?

    I think Lucky 6 is a fairly easy to understand fragrance with some of the notes you've liked. Last time I was given samples I got one of it (which I then lost) so maybe you could also get a sample. ...
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    Re: SotD Monday 11 June

    Daim Blond today, the first time I tried it I thought it smelled like caramel popcorn, but now it's really growing on me.
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    Re: Sotd Sunday 10 June

    Chanel's Cuir de Russie
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    Re: How long does a bottle last?

    Thanks Advocate - I was looking for variations on how long a bottle will last, not for spray volume so I didn't see that thread.

    Hmmm... ok, according to kasae and Dennard I have err.... enough...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for June 2007)

    Today I bought Fracas. It was on sale on-line at Victoria's Secret, and I had to buy a new swim suit to replace the one that got mangled by a moody pair of Velcro swim trunks so...

    P.S. Also...
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    How long does a bottle last?

    How much fragrance is used up by a spritz? Or, to put it another way, if I have a 50 ml bottle, and I spray 4 spritzes once a day, every day - about how long will that bottle last?

    I know there's...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 9 June

    Today is Burberry Brit. It seemed to match my white sundress.
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 8 June

    Hurrays to Tovah!

    Today I am wearing Satellite's Al a figue.
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    Re: Pierre de Lune is a cedar?

    Thank you for the responses!

    I think I would have liked what I was smelling much better if I had not been hoping for a modern powdery violet.

    socalwoman - I did smell some incense, so I think...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 7 June

    Crabtree & Evelynn White Tea & Birch body spray
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    Pierre de Lune is a cedar?

    I tried my decant of Pierre de Lune today as part of my exploration of violets. And...no violet. No iris. No green note, except something that smelled like green cedar right at the first moment. ...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 2 June

    Today I am trying Keiko Mecheri's Genie du Bois. I did not think I would like ambrette seeds, since my general reaction to licorice is something along the lines of "That goes in the mouth?"

    But I...
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    Re: SotD Monday 21 May

    Today just a bit of desert moracain in my hair.
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    Re: Hi and my search for a mystery fragrance!

    From the other side of the description (the bottle) Molecule 01 by Escentric Molecules has circles on a large rectangular bottle. Harvey Nicks has it as a featured product, so maybe they spritzed...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 17th May

    I am testing out Santa Maria Novella Hay (Fieno), and it's interesting. It starts out with the scent of...dryness...and of green grass - like the description of hay. Now it is just mildly spicey...
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    Re: Has anyone tried the Lucien Lelong EdTs?

    That's strange. It might be worth another try. I asked if there was a retailer in my zip code and they offered to send samples - so maybe there's a retailer and they are waiting for you to find it?...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 16 May

    Oh I just saw this! Thank you :)

    We're tying the knot on the 27th, and I can't tell if I'm panicked or if it's about time. I am going to wear it (in moderation). It's not exactly a wedding...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 16 May

    I am wearing Desert Marocain today as I try to figure out the last of the things I need to do before the wedding. Yikes! and Yay! and egads!
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    Re: Similar to Divine L'Homme Sage?

    It was just a sample from luckyscent, so I'm sure it was legit. He's used it up now, and I was hoping to find a replacement for him.
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    Has anyone tried the Lucien Lelong EdTs?

    Hello! I recently tried a sample of Lucien Lelong Pour Femme and thought it was constructed very well. The dr. pepper like smell of Sharry Baby (often described as a chocolate-cherry scented orchid...
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    Re: Similar to Divine L'Homme Sage?

    Well, I don't smell any soap in the bottle, I think it's a chemistry thing. The soap I smell is the very cheap overly fragranced with a faux "clean" smell type of soap.

    I will try to get him...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 12 May

    CB I Hate Perfume -In the Library

    Makes me hungry for rice pudding, but somehow I will try to live without it. :)
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    Similar to Divine L'Homme Sage?

    My fiance just loves the sample of L'Homme Sage I got for him. And I think it smells like soap that got dropped on a tin of saffron. Generally I'd just let him get what he loves, but the soap...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 11 May

    Today I am sampling FM L'eau D'Hiver, and I'm positively smitten. It smells like preparing to bake honey cake, or boil honey candies. Plus a powdery veil, so it isn't too gourmand. Yippy!
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    Re: Advice for a Blind Purchase

    Hurray! Well, the boutique I'd be most likely to go to is in Toronto, but there remains some hope... Thank you, and congratulations on your graduation.

    And I fell in love with Cuir de Russie...
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    Re: Advice for a Blind Purchase

    So has the Rue de Cambon collection vanished from Chanel boutiques? I thought I might visit one during our mini-honeymoon, but if Cuir de Russie won't be there then neither will I. :)
  81. Thread: SotD 10 May

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    Re: SotD 10 May

    Today I am wearing Ether de Lilas. None of our lilacs have bloomed yet, but it's such a gloomy day I thought I'd give it a go. At first I didn't think it smelled like lilacs, but it's growing on...
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale

    Also, I don't see these....

    Bois Blond
    Ether de Lilas
    Jardin de Kerylos
    Tubereuse Couture


    Private Collection:
    Bois de Copaiba
  83. Re: I have about 20 samples to give out for free...

    Oh, that's just the opposite of my fella - he LOVES monks. He keeps buying things just because they were made by monks, though I'm not sure how he'd shine to something named after them.
  84. Thread: Blvgari Black

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    Re: Blvgari Black

    Strangely, I get black tea and a very strong smell of play-doh. Almost like some spicey tea is being served in a play-doh mug. Though that's a note I get very often, so it must be my chemistry. (I...
  85. Re: I have about 20 samples to give out for free...

    How generous of you! Though I'm afraid you'd send me something divine, I'd fall in love and...it wouldn't be part of the regular line! I'd make with the sad face!

    I also liked your website. ...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 9 May

    I'm testing out PG's Hyperessence Matale today, and even though it's smokey it makes me strangely happy - like I'm out camping.
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    Re: The New Tom Fords

    I have only tried Black Violet, and I love it. Violet is a scent that has personal meaning, and I have to admit if it weren't for that I would not enjoy it as much. It has good sillage, though it...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for May 2007)

    I bought L'Air du desert marocain, and if the weather is cool enough I will wear it for my wedding.

    Plus a few samples, can't help it!
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    Re: Skincare - what do you use and like?

    I have combination, and very sensitive skin. I use Mary Kay, and I'm very happy with it. I especially like all the products with sunscreen in them. Can't get enough of that sunscreen!
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    Re: Frag's 101: The Categories...

    I thought the Sephora fragrance finder was fun to play around with, as it broke the fragrances down into several categories and sub categories. People use more categories then that, but it was a...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 4 May

    Desert Moracain for me today. I put a little on my chest and I think it is a little too strong for that - lesson learned. Today is another day of bedrest for me, so I will be dreaming of some...
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    Re: Looking for a nice fig scent

    My samples arrived!


    First, I want to say that the Desert Moracain smells wonderful! It smells like...lying down and being comfortable and warm. Which, right now, is something I could use a...
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    Re: Looking for a nice fig scent

    Does anyone know where I could find a sample of Philosykos?

    Thank you.
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    Re: Looking for a nice fig scent

    I have added Higo to my post-it collection on my monitor. Thank you, I looked it up and the notes sound like they will either be a train wreck or really perfect.

    And I will be sure to post here...
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    Re: Looking for a nice fig scent

    The only one I saw was the Premier Figuier - is that the original?

    I really appreciate all of this advice!
    --------------------------------------


    I stuck a post-it on my computer screen to...
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    Re: Looking for a nice fig scent

    Ok, I've requested a sample of the L'Artisan and the Tauer. Thank you so much!


    It's so easy to go CRAZY with the samples, it's good to have some suggestions to go on.
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    Re: Looking for a nice fig scent

    Oops, I'm sorry - when I said "nice" I meant a combination of not rotten fig smell and long lasting. I don't know if I'd prefer a foody or dry - though I think dry.

    Thanks for the suggestions!
    ...
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    Looking for a nice fig scent

    Hello! I'm very new!

    I used to love perfumes when I was younger, and now I love them again. I've recently discovered fig scents when I bought a sample of A La figue. I loved it, but it faded...
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