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    Re: SOTD Sunday 2nd August 2015

    Hello all!
    Virgin Island Water today.
    Have a couple of days off, packing right now and off to the island for some beach&cocktails time.

    Whishing you all a lovely sunday!
  2. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    PerfumedLady, thank you for taking time and reading my thread!!
    I too am excited about trying it and be sure I will post my honest opinion. Just like you said, yo never know, I might even like it....
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    Yup, I agree with you on that one!
    I shall skip this one!
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    Thanks RedRaider and Claire!! I appreciate it!!
    The price seemed ok so I thought maybe...though I'm all against blind buys as they never worked for me!
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    Bumping my own thread for an advice from you guys.

    Creed's Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie was suggested to me, from Jon and N.CAL I think, but at that time I couldn't seem to find it anywhere.
    Now I...
  6. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    N.CAL, I'd love to try it if I stumble upon it. Another one hard to find.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th July 2015

    Hello all!

    Aqua Universalis Forte today!

    hednic, enjoy your trip! Greece is just wonderful! The islands are amazing and Athens is such a magical city to me, the food is great also!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th July 2015

    Evening all!
    Shalimar Parfum Initial for me tonight.

    teardrop, I've hardly worn my summer staples this year too, also just a few wears of VIW,not due to the weather luckily as it's hot as hell...
  9. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    Please do, but you have to like a really sweet vanilla. Tihota was made by Francis Kurkdjian but doesn't smell like Kurkdjian to me. And it means "sugar" in Polynesian.

    I've tried Montale's...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th July 2015

    Hello all!!
    Wearing Cuir Beluga, last drops from my sample.

    hednic, I bet you're enjoying your stay in Turkey!! I see you're wearing solely Gengis Khan these days, is that the only frag you...
  11. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    I didn't try the Le Labo one, wasn't drawn to it, don't know why...but probaby will eventually.
    I too am looking for strong vanillas. Have you tried Indult Tihota? It also gets rave reviews in terms...
  12. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    N.CAL, I didn't really care for it much. I've seen this one mentioned every time when good vanilla frags are in question, but to me...it really didn't evoke any emotion. Starts off fresh, with a lot...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th July 2015

    Hello all! Chanel Coromandel today.
  14. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    Dear PerfumedLady, I'm also very thrilled about the sample. I can't wait to finally try it out!! Will definitely post my impressions.

    I sampled Mona di Orio last night again after your post (and...
  15. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    rowan, that is so kind and generous from you!! Thank you so much!
  16. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    Well, PerfumedLady, sure sounds like completely different thing. I too love rum, as in SDV, but don't smell any here..the green part might as well be petit grain, I for once can't tell what it...
  17. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    P.S. PerfumedLady, I have a sample of Mona di Orio Vanille and I don't like it at all. I don't get anything of the lovely vanilla that people mention in their reviews. I get a strong herbal and green...
  18. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    Thank you PerfumedLady and rowan for your answers!

    PerfumedLady, thank you for this long and helpful post! It sounds really amazing and I would like to try it so much but I'm still not sure should...
  19. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    Bumping the thread cos I need some advice from you guys!
    So, I have a chance to blind order Mexique for around 90 euros shipped, which is the best deal I've found online so far (FragranceNet won't...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th July 2015

    SotE: Guerlain Teazzurra from a manufacturer's mini. It's the cutest little bottle ever.
    I must admit I quite like the scent and I probably wouldn't have tried it at all if it hadn't been given to...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th July 2015

    Hello all!
    Bronze Goddess today. Ultimate summer scent.
    Wearing it to the beach today, I already took two swimms and I can still smell it on me!
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    Re: Upcoming new Infusions (PRADA)

    Very interested i Amande one. Hope they'll be available soon.
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    Re: Guerlain- L'Art et la Matière

    I think SDV is an absolutely wonderful fragrance. I've just recently bought it myself and worn it in the heat without any issues.
    It is hard to speak about women in general because everyone's...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th July 2015

    Jon, I couldn't agree with you more!
    Washed it off!

    Now wearing Feve Delicieuse to relieve the olfactory pain!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th July 2015

    Evening all!

    SotE is Guerlain Santal Royal from a sample. The first 5 minutes were unbearable, somekind of bitter oud/leather mix that I thought I'm gonna have to run to shower but it kind of...
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    Re: Instead of shampoo?

    I don't know where you're located but webshops such as Vitacost and iHerb carry a variety of natural brands with some great products at good prices, they also ship worldwide at reasonable cost.

    I...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th July 2015

    Hello all!
    Off to the beach in CSP Coco Extreme
  28. Thread: Coconut

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    Re: Coconut

    A huge coconut fan here.
    I understand how VIW is not what you're looking for as it is really fresh and lime heavy.

    You should definitely check the Comptoir Sud Pacifique line, they have a few...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 23rd July 2015

    Hello all!
    Coromandel again today.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd July 2015

    SotE is Chanel Coromandel.
    Sprayed lightly cos it's sooo hot here, even in the evening, the temperatures are crazy!

    Don't know what is up with me this summer, I'm wearing cold weather scents all...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd July 2015

    Unfortunately they wouldn't ship it to me! :(
    Well, I'll keep on searching. I'm gonna treat me to a bottle of Coromandel right away to relieve the sadness...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd July 2015

    Thank you so much mixer!!
    I'm gonna go and get it!! But first I must check if they will ship it to me. Last time I checked (long long time a go!) They weren't but now I see they do offer...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd July 2015

    Hello all!
    Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum.

    The whole Shalimar Ode....Mexique talk is got me drooling over it but I can't find the sample anywhere.
    I found a 50mls bottle on ebay for atound 150...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st July 2015

    Thanks for sharing N.CAL! I've put Tonka Imperiale and Cuir Beluga on my wishlist. Don't mind the sweetnes in TI, I find it just enough but the drydown turns really weird on me and Cuir Beluga is...
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    Re: Unscented Lotion - Suggestion(s) Needed

    Plain old Cetaphil does the job.

    Also, most of the French farmacy brands have unscented lotions, also very good for skin, such as A-derma, La Roche Posay, now I don't know what are your options...
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    Re: Frags with an ultimate GOTHIC vibe?

    Masque Tango
    LM parfums Hard Leather

    And I second Black Afgano
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20th July 2015

    I'll be joining N.CAL in Tonka Imperiale for my SotE.

    N.CAL, which ones do you own from Guerlain exclusives?
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20th July 2015

    SotD is Cuir Beluga again.


    N.CAL, I agree that SDV has good projection and an overall good performance. Tonka Imperiale is moderate while Cuir Beluga is really soft. i don't know what to say...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 19th July 2015

    cazaubon, thank you for your input. I haven't sampled them all so far but that really makes them too expensive for what they are, though unquestionably beautiful.

    With SDV though, I haven't had...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 19th July 2015

    Yup, N.Cal, I have it on the list but can't find it anywhere... :(
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 19th July 2015

    N.Cal, thank you for your impressions. They are exactly the same as mine. The sillage is really week, and what lingers for the longest time is so soft and faint that you can hardly smell it.
    I'm...
  42. Re: Need a lady's help to pick a fragrance for my wife!

    Maybe you could help us out with the notes she likes? At least a few. That would make suggesting much easier.

    Out of my head, I'd suggest trying Van Cleef & Arpels Orchidee Vanille. It is a...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 19th July 2015

    N.Cal, since you know Guerlain Exclusives pretty well, I'd like to hear your opinion on Cuir Beluga?
    I find it lasts very well, but it becomes a skin scent in like half an hour, that scent lingers...
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    Re: Montale Mukhallat - opinions wanted

    I haven't smelled anything like it to be honest. It's really specific. I've smelled srrawberries and cream kind of scents but nothing like this, I guess the peruvian balsam gives it that something...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 19th July 2015

    Hello all!
    Cuir Beluga from a sample today.

    Must admit I like it much more now than the first time I tried it. Wish it were a bit stronger though.
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    Re: Montale Mukhallat - opinions wanted

    Yup, it is. On the skin also, but goes away upon drying of course. But you should see the liquid in the bottle, it's really syrupy red!
    Not sure how one would spray this on lighter colored clothes...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 18th July 2015

    You guys are so persuasive and you're totally talking me into next purchase.
    N.CAL and PerfumedLady, these minis are cute indeed.
    I haven'received any form Chanel boutique either but lovely guys...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 18th July 2015

    Hello all!
    Wearing Chanel Coromandel from a manufacturer's mini kindly sent to me with an order from Place Vendome.
    I'm just reminded how beautiful this fragrance is. Even in the heat.

    It's back...
  49. Re: Dior Hypnotic Poison eau de parfum OR eau de toilette?

    I'd go for edp. It is richer than edt though nowhere near the richness of the original.
    I hate what they did to it. I used to love the old Hypnotic Poison, the almondy coconutty but still somehow...
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    Re: Montale Mukhallat - opinions wanted

    P.S.hednic, you probably own a bottle so you can't see through Montale alluminium bottles, I had a decant in a clear glass bottle and the liquid is almost scary red.
    It isn't that intense when you...
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    Re: Montale Mukhallat - opinions wanted

    No, it is really red!! Do check it out!
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    Re: Montale Mukhallat - opinions wanted

    I had a sample of Mukhallat and actually considered a purchase at the time but eventually gave up on it..
    It is an interesting and pretty unique fragrance, I second hednic in the strawberries and...
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    Re: Place Vendome Belgium

    hednic, if they do ship to US, I think you'll be very pleased with their service. They stock other brands too, besides Chanel and Guerlain.

    Do report back!
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    Place Vendome Belgium

    I'm opeining this thread just to express my delight with Place Vendome in Wevelgem, Belgium.

    I've been back and forth trying to find a place where I could buy Guerlain Exclusives from but without...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th July 2015

    In sync with Yves Rocher Monoi edt.
    Have a lovely weekend everyone!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th July 2015

    Continued with Dolce Acqua for the evening!
    Gotten soooo many compliments on this one today!

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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th July 2015

    Hello all!
    Profumum Dolce Acqua today.
    Haven't worn this one in a long time only to see today that I have the last few mls left! That will be my first finished bottle in the longest time. I'll be...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    I'm still waiting for samples to arrive, will report when I try it out.
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    I'm considering it but still on the fence so I ordered a bigger sample to test it out more properly. The start and mid are just beautiful but the drydown (which lasts for the longest time) is kind...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    I finally bought Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille.
    I ordered it from Place Vendome Belgium! I'm so happy that I finally have a place to order Guerlain exclusives from (thank you ClaireV for...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 14th July 2015

    Hello all!
    SotE is Musc Ravageur.

    Happy Birthday, Viffer!!!

    Easyfish, I see you're wearing APLS today, could you tell me what you think of it? I blind bought me a decant of it, but won't be...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th July 2015

    Hello all,
    Wearing VCA Orchidee Vanille today. Haven't worn it in a while, enjoying it so much.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th July 2015

    Don't know why it's upside down...but anyway, I hope you can see it..
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 11th July 2015

    Hello all!
    Congrats N.CAL and Jon for 13k!!! Wow!!

    I'm enjoying myself at the beach right now, the sea is perfect..I've actually (ofcourse) sprayed myself before going to the beach with a lot of...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th July 2015

    Hello all,
    In sync and joining N.CAL in Tobacco Vanille.
    This is my first sync and I must say it's fun! I probably wouldn't wear Tobacco Vanille on such a hot day but it actually smells great,...
  66. Re: Bergamot, Jasmine, Sandalwood. Recommendations?

    +1 for Samsara
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9th July 2015

    SotE is Virgin Island Water!
    It is soooo incredibly hot here today so this one fits in prefectly.
    I was planning to go to the beach with hubby and my little boy but ended up doing some shopping...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 9th July 2015

    Guerlain Terracotta Le Parfum for me today.
    Best to all!
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    Re: Woody fragrances for women

    I'd suggest Tom Ford Santal Blush and Parfumerie Generale Cadjmere

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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th July 2015

    Hi all,
    Wearing Eau Duelle today. Haven't worn this one in a long time...
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    I can totally relate to that,when I first sprayed it on, I almost scrubbed it off immediately but I was just on my way out of the house so I left it and wow what a surprise!!
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    Re: What I will buy next!

    My next purchase will be Guerlain Spriritueuse Double Vanille. And possibly Tonka Imperiale afterwards.
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Leather Oud is my worst nightmare.

    Btw, I'm really surprised on how many times Musc Ravageut was mentioned!
    Do you not let it evolve or is it really that repulsive? I know that the beginning of...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 7th July 2015

    Evening all!!
    30 Roses, congratulation on your 12k!!!
    PerfumedLady, I wish a speedy recovery to your niece!
    CuddleCat, get well soon!

    SotE is Officina delle Essenze Caldo Gourmand.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th July 2015

    Joining Cazaubon in Feve Delicieuse for my SotE.

    I enjoy this one so much! I have 125 mls and am already starting to panick where I'm gonna get the 250 mls bottle once this is finished and I'm...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th July 2015

    Bois des Iles on this lovely evening we have here.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th July 2015

    Morning all!
    SotD is Feve Delicieuse.
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2015

    N.Cal, Orchidee Vanille is one of my alltime favorite fragrances!! I love love love it! It is just wonderful!!

    And all the vanilla frags you mentioned, it's like you asked me! All my favorites...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2015

    P.S. I've read a few reviews where people said that this was strong on incense and leather. I don't get any, I mean ANY leather at all and incense might possibly be there as a supporting note perhaps...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2015

    I like Philosykos soooo much better! Philosykos EDP that is, much much nicer than edt. The beginning is completely different, the Philo is green and very realistic fig whereas Ashoka is floral and...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - July 2015

    Sample of the day, well, night actually is Neela Vermiere Ashoka. This is my second wear.
    I must say I'm pretty disappointed with this scent. Not that it's a bad scent, it is perfectly nice little...
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    Re: Fragrance suggestion for a female friend

    Well, if she likes Opium my guess is she might like something richer and with attitude, so maybe Black Orchid, Tobacco vanille or even Musc Ravageur.
    From the department store maybe Shalimar, but...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    Hello all and Happy Independece day to all of you nice people overseas!
    Welcome back, ErinK!

    Wearing Spiritueuse Double Vanille while doing house chores. This one is going to be my next purchase.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3rd July 2015

    Well, I'm almost there in deciding to buy TI, and we all know how that usually ends ;)

    I tried gourmand coquin and didn't like it, I mean I like it, it's nice and sweet but a bit "ordinary" and...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2015

    I don't find Bois des Iles light at all. I can smell it on myself so well for hours after applying only two spritzes. And I have the current formulation,just bought it two days a go. Smells great....
  86. Re: hot summer! Your favorite smoldering fragrances for the summer

    This summer I've been wearing completely different scents than last few summers.
    Normally I go for beachy tropical coconutty fragrances and VIW, Bronze goddess, CSP Coco extreme and such have been...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 3rd July 2015

    Morning all!
    I'm wearing Tonka Imperiale from a sample today. I've been wearing it9 yesterday evening and again this morning, I like it very very much, it's soft, not too sweet at all, almondy...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd July 2015

    Betsy, I love gardenia also, and the best I've found so far is Isabey Gardenia, it's just wonderful and creamy, I think you should try this one if you haven't already.
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    Re: Coconut based fragrances.

    Sl Datura Noir
    Profumum Dolce Acqua
    Coudray Vanille et Coco
    Zeromolecole Nerocacao (coconut not listed in notes but sure smells like one!)
    Nuxe Le Parfum
    Yves Rocher Monoi Eau de Vahines
    EL...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 2nd July 2015

    Hello all!
    We are having a hot hot day today.
    Wearing Bois des Iles from my brand new bottle. So happy with this one.

    SotE will be Guerlain Tonka Imperiale from a sample that arrived today. Will...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th June 2015

    Well I already did my homework! ;) I tried most of the line already, and the truth is, I'm just not a Chanel girl. I can tell that the line is good overall but I just don't feel particularly drawn to...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th June 2015

    No, not in my town unfortunately but in our capital - Zagreb. And I'm going there tomorrow with my husband and my little boy, on a day trip, so won't be having much time for sniffing unfortunately,...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th June 2015

    EMK, that's great! I hope we'll be scent twins soon! ;)
    I actually sampled Bois des Iles Parfum today, the sample arrived right on time! And surprisingly, I like the edt better! I did a side by...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th June 2015

    Evening all!
    SotE is Spiritueuse double vanille.

    Finally going to Chanel boutique tomorrow, looking forward to that, gonna be buying Bois des Iles most probably!
  95. Re: New fragrance from Christian Dior - Fève Délicieuse [Feve Delicieuse]

    It's perfectly unisex and it's wonderful. I wear it soo much ever since I got it. I highly recommend it. It's not your typical sugar overdose edible kind of gourmand but it's just so wonderful....
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th June 2015

    It's raining cats and dogs here today, I'm wearing Feve Delicieuse to warm me up.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23rd June 2015

    SotE is Dior Homme Intense.
    I just bought this one on a whim this afternoon, it's been so long since I last purchased anything from designer offer and I was bored in the department store so I...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2015

    thanks dear teardrop! Glad to be here and I'll try to post as much as I can, I sample something new almost everyday. Well, if you like a lot of honey- BTB is a must try! Definitely well made....
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2015

    teardrop, your description of Terracotta is spot on. I blind bought it when it first came out last year and was a bit disappointed cos I was hoping for a bit more coconut, but it's actually mostly...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2015

    Today I'm sampling By Kilian Back To Black. Actually this is my second wearing but I wasn't sure about it the first time.
    Anyway, I get loads of honey from this one and this remains the strongest...
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