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    Re: L'animal Sauvage by MARLOU

    Got my sample from Luckyscent today and have been wearing it for several hours.

    The result: this smells a great deal like the original Helmut Lang EDP. Only softer.

    I was hoping for something a...
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    Re: L'animal Sauvage by MARLOU

    Fascinating!

    MKK is one of my absolute favorites, so if this new scent is similar to the Lutens, I'll be in heaven. I don't really think of MKK being that sweet, however. I will definitely sample...
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    L'animal Sauvage by MARLOU

    Has anyone tried this? It is supposedly a "minimalist animalic" that smells something like MKK or Kouros.

    I'm completely intrigued, but would love to hear from anyone who's sampled it.
  4. Re: Scents you would wear more if you could dial them down a notch?

    Salome by Papillon.
  5. Re: "Panty-dropping perfumes" : article in today's Sunday Times

    Hahaha! I agree: This would be hilarious, especially if Claire wrote it.
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    Re: Jubilation 25 Help!

    Amazing! No one seems to notice it on me at all, so far.
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    Re: Jubilation 25 Help!

    I got my magnetic cap bottle from Fragrancenet. They told me they didn't have any more of the non magnetic cap bottles. :-(
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    Re: Jubilation 25 Help!

    "Richer and more potent" is definitely what I'm after, so thank you for confirming this.

    I even bought the body cream in hopes of prolonging and/or deepening my current bottle's potency, but it...
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    Jubilation 25 Help!

    Do you guys have any definitive ideas on whether the bottles with NON-magnetic caps are the better (pre-formulated) versions of this scent?

    (I read through previous threads, but no one seems to...
  10. Once More into the Fray: Amouage Reformulation

    So I've got it bad for Jubilation 25. Do I spend my time seeking out bottles with the NON magnetic cap, or are the new and old bottles essentially the same?

    (I've read the past posts on this and...
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    Re: For yourself or others?

    I wear scents that I love, but do occasionally curb myself when I'm going to be in close contact with someone I know doesn't like a particular fragrance, i.e., my DIL who describes Cuir de Russie as...
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    Re: For yourself or others?

    Nice!
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    Re: What's the dreamiest fragrance?

    L'Heure Bleue (vintage, of course)
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    Re: Past fragrance loves you've outgrown

    My very first fragrance love was Bonne Bell Skin Musk Oil and I wore it all the way through high school and most of college. It was actually a not-bad sandalwood and musk scent that had amazing...
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    Re: What happened to Fazzolari's AU DELA??

    Very sad!
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    Re: Fall is for Amber.

    Agree with both sentiments. Amber Sultan is the only amber I can bear to wear.
  17. Re: What is your signature scent, or your favorite scent?

    Hmmm. These are my favorite 3:

    Jubilation 25 by Amouage
    Fille d'Eve by Nina Ricci
    Ambergris by Houbigant
  18. Re: Bad on skin, good on clothes: There has never happened? With....?

    I have several scents that smell better on clothes than on skin because I can smell them better and longer and during more of their changes. I find this especially true with complex perfumes that...
  19. Poll: Re: Poll: how many of you actually buy from fragrancenet? Good or bad experiences?

    They're great, although (as already mentioned), they don't have the fastest shipping in the world.

    Just bought some Jub 25 from them last week.
  20. Re: Do you stock pile? Buy Rare/discontinued Frags?

    I only wish I could stockpile more! The scents I love the very most are vintage chypres (Fille d' Eve and AdP's Profumo) that appear so rarely on Ebay that I practically go broke buying the few...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Have heard quite a bit about Snuff, but would LOVE to hear your impressions, badarun!
  22. Re: To BN reviewers: Do you ever look at your old reviews and see how far you've come?

    This is so interesting, partly because I put quite a bit of stock in your (and other top reviewers') reviews. In fact, I often feel taken aback if my opinion of a scent varies too much from yours.
  23. Thread: Halloween

    by Starblind
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    Re: Halloween

    Not exactly sweet, but definitely dark and witchy:

    Salome
    Coven
  24. Re: *How much MONEY have you spent on FRAGRANCES so far?*

    Perfectly put!
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    Re: bois des iles

    I, too, have a genuinely hard time smelling this scent. I tried everything: buying the extract, moisturizing first...still get next-to-no smell. Or it is so faint and short-lived that it hardly feels...
  26. Re: New Study : Over one-third of Americans report health problems from fragranced products.

    [pouy trdoiy6trfde1sxz

    Thank you for a logic-filled response to this!
  27. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Definitely! But I'll surrender my Nuit de Noel, if it means I can keep my Fille d'Eve!
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    Re: I need challenging!

    I was going to mention her Cuir. I find it difficult and beautiful, but I also love the smell of leaded gasoline!

    Brent Leonesio's Untitled # 8 gets my vote for most challenging animalic.
  29. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    There's only one I truly can't live without:

    Fille d'Eve by Nina Ricci
  30. Re: Basenotes mentioned in NY Times article about animalic perfumes

    :-) :-)
  31. Re: Brand New Vintage Selections from Surrender to Chance!

    I mainly got samples of scents that I can't even find on Ebay:

    Jovan Civet Oil
    Houbigant Ambergris Oil
    Coty's Styx
  32. Brand New Vintage Selections from Surrender to Chance!

    https://surrendertochance.com/retro-fragrances-from-the-1960s-1970s-and-1980s/?_ke=dmFsLmJyZWxpbnNraUBnbWFpbC5jb20%3D

    I'm not affiliated with these guys in any way, but I just thought we...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    I am currently, deeply in love with fruity chypres. So, these will undoubtedly be getting all kinds of wear this month:

    Fille d'Eve - Nina Ricci (vintage)
    Diorella - Dior (vintage)
    Profumo -...
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    Re: Dzing Thoughts

    cacio, was that the reformulated version of L'air?
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    Re: Dzing Thoughts

    That's more the way I would describe it too.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Fille d'Eve by Nina Ricci.

    This one has its claws in me, big-time.
  37. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    Exactly!
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    Re: Adored on Basenotes, despised by you

    Just tried New Sibet thinking maybe it would be the scent that would change my mind about this house. Nope.

    The one that actually makes me feel like gagging is Pear and Olive. Whoo boy, I hate...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd October, 2016

    I don't have a single gourmand in my collection. Not one. But I do wear lots of fruity chypres--maybe that could count!

    Today's (slightly) fruit chypre: vintage Profumo by Acqua di Parma.
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    Re: Bedtime Scent

    Me, too.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I SO want to try this! Any thoughts on it, besides its similarities to Eau Sauvage?
  42. Re: Allergic to Modern Mitsouko. Should I try Vintage?

    Vintage Mitsouko is a beautiful thing! If that affects you badly too, you might try Aqua di Parma's Profumo (which smells similar, but no doubt contains somewhat different ingredients).
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    STORM by Zoya. A black holo that looks oh-so-cool with my black onyx rings.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Profumo by Acqua di Parma. An elegant chypre with real OAKMOSS! :-)
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    Poll: Re: Favorite Niche Fragrance House? (Poll)

    I like the way you think!
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    Re: Today I bought October 2016

    I bought two new loves:

    Acqua di Parma's Profumo (vintage version in the red box)

    Jubilation 25

    I'm now in chypre heaven!!
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    Re: What Are Your Favourite Vintage Chypres?

    Just got a bottle of the vintage version of Profumo, and wow, how utterly beautiful!

    Between this and Fille d'Eve, I am in chypre heaven.
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    Re: What happened to Fazzolari's AU DELA??

    Thank you so much for this information, Chetopa!! I owe you!
  49. Re: Fascinating fragrance article: How the brain interprets scent

    Absolutely fascinating--thanks so much for sharing this!

    Also:

    "Laudamiel says that perfumers are often told that customers decide whether they like a perfume or not within 10 seconds.
    ...
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    Re: What happened to Fazzolari's AU DELA??

    So we'll see it again in the future? Any idea when? (I've heard such amazing things about it.)
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    What happened to Fazzolari's AU DELA??

    Where has it gone? I never even got to try a sample, and now I find that it has disappeared, even from Bruno's website.

    Any info?
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    Re: Salome by Papillon Artisan Perfumes.

    For me, it's the cumin that really does me in. I love the indolic aspects and the musky animalics, but somehow the cumin here is pungently sharp in a way that I can't deal with for very long.

    I...
  53. Re: Do you bring your perfume with you when you go out?

    I always bring a decant for touch ups. And why not?
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    Re: HELP! Fille d'Eve!

    Yup, you're right, it's costus that I adore. It's probably the reason I fell for L'air de Rien and Ma Bete, as well.

    Off to see what I can find that contains this "dirty hair" ingredient! :-)

    -...
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    Re: HELP! Fille d'Eve!

    cacio,

    Fille d'Eve is ineffably gorgeous! Nothing is sharp or sticks out, it's simply warm and skin-like and smells like a baby's head mixed with flower buds and grass just beginning to grow. I've...
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    HELP! Fille d'Eve!

    Ah, the absurdity of falling HARD for a truly vintage perfume, only to realize that it is impossible to procure! After four solid months of wearing this Nina Ricci fragrance nearly every day, I've...
  57. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

    I have tried all of these except for the Bois des Iles and none of them were the truly amazing things I'd expected. (I know it's heresy, but i actually like the current CdR better than the vintage.)...
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    Nina Ricci Fille d'Eve

    Am EXTREMELY interested in any amount of vintage Fille d'Eve, as long as it is the perfume/extrait rather than the EDT.
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    Re: Help with Patou 1000

    Thank you so much, everyone!

    Looks like I'm going to seek out an older bottle of EDP. Those jade bottles are just too tiny and toooo expensive.
  60. Re: Need some violet/violet leaf recommendations

    Agreed on Cuir Pleine Fleur. And would add Patou's 1000 which smells surprisingly similar to CPF.
  61. Re: Most complex scents of the late 70s to early 90s period?

    How about Jean Patou's 1000?
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    Help with Patou 1000

    Just bought (and paid a ridiculous amount for) one of those jade green bottles of 1000 parfum. It is absolutely gorgeous, unfortunately, because now I've fallen in love with it and really can't...
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    Re: Zen - auphorie

    Yes, I'd love to hear more about this one!
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    Re: The official "I don't get it" thread

    Definitely not a fan of these three, either.
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    Re: What Are Your Favourite Vintage Chypres?

    Thanks, cacio! It smells like a chypre to me, but I'm no expert.

    - - - Updated - - -

    My current (vintage) chypre loves:

    Mitsouko (of course!)
    Magie Noire
    Nuit de Noel
    1000
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    Re: Jean Patou- 'Invitation' information

    Yum! This sounds gorgeous.
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    Re: Your number of wearings per day

    Have the same problem. I'd love to have oilier skin, just for this reason (and because it stays wrinkle-free longer!) :-)
  68. Thread: Any Guesses?

    by Starblind
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    Re: Any Guesses?

    I'm pretty amazed that his PR team (I assume he has one) even allowed him to reveal his un-Gucci-like taste in fragrance.

    (Or maybe it was Lena Dunham that revealed it.)
  69. Re: So how would you handle this? Please be honest

    hednic is right, unfortunately. It's SO HARD to get Ebay to side with the seller. I accomplished it once, and it took several phone calls and a long, involved, and impassioned bit of talking.
    ...
  70. Thread: Any Guesses?

    by Starblind
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    Re: Any Guesses?

    Isn't that great that he doesn't wear a Gucci frag (or feel like he has to)?

    He has extremely ornate and unusual taste. I would love to know which SMN he thinks suits him.
  71. Thread: Any Guesses?

    by Starblind
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    Any Guesses?

    So Alessandro Michele, Gucci's renowned creative/design director, wears a Santa Maria Novella scent (according to today's NYT).

    Anyone have any guesses or inside info about which one it is?
  72. Re: Name a perfume you would never wear and say why

    Ha! Love this note breakdown.
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    Re: Personality and Perfume.

    Greenish Black (and make it iridescent like a beetle!)
  74. Re: If you had to recommend just ONE fragrance ever...

    Third Man Caron.
  75. Re: Name a perfume you would never wear and say why

    Musc Ravageur.

    I so want to like this, but its thick sweetness makes me feel like I'm choking/drowning/dying.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2016

    I should probably post this in the vintage section since all of these are the old, original versions:

    1000 by Jean Patou (parfum in the adorable green bottle)

    Fille d'Eve by Nina Ricci (parfum)...
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    Re: Caught An SA Lying About a Fragrance?

    My exact experience trying to get a bottle of MKK from a Barneys SA.
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    Re: The one that got away...

    Me, too! But it hasn't stopped me from scouring Ebay like a mad person. :-)
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    Re: Coty Chypre -- can this be worn by a man?

    Excellent suggestion!
  80. Re: Unchaste Desires: My Secret Obsession with Musky Animalics

    Agree totally. I still love Salome, even though I really can't wear it.
  81. Re: Vintage fragrances destroyed by reformulations

    The Guerlains and Carons. :-(

    The reformulation that bothers me the very most is Tabac Blond. So sad.
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    Re: Your number of wearings per day

    Wow. I don't keep track and it certainly varies wildly, depending on a variety of factors.

    I couldn't possibly be as consistent as most of you. I simply spray or dab whenever I can no longer smell...
  83. Re: Synchronized Fridays: Vintage Edition

    Rochas Mystère for an amazing punch of green!
  84. Re: Fragrance whore or signature scent [My personal Journey]

    Wonderful, insightful post!
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    Re: New Slumberhouse: "New Sibet"

    Now I REALLY must get my hands on a sample!
  86. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - 4 Weeks Only: Sept 1, 2014

    Thanks so much! (And cacio, too.)

    I'll probably pass on this one, even though you make it sound somewhat tempting. :-)
  87. Re: Le Labo City Exclusives - 4 Weeks Only: Sept 1, 2014

    I've tried all of these except for the Cuir, and would love to know more about it. Is there another leather scent you'd compare it to?
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    Re: Niche fragrances for fall?

    (Vintage) Bel Ami
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    Re: Are there good cheapies for women too?

    Have this one, and it seems loaded with marvelous oak moss. A wonderful cheapie!
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    Re: New Slumberhouse: "New Sibet"

    Oh, wow. I was definitely thinking of buying this blind, but I am not a fan of Sova. :-(
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    Re: Your Favorite Pushy Broads

    I ADORE vintage Magie Noire. But only in the Huile and only dabbed. Otherwise, she becomes a bit too pushy.
  92. Re: Fragrance Flashback....30 Years ago I was wearing????

    Bonne Bell Skin Musk Oil.

    I didn't know anything about perfume yet.
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    Re: The Perfumes that make you change your mind

    Several of my long-time loves were hated at first try:

    Cuir de Russie
    Muscs Koublai Khan
    Fille d'Eve
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    Bandit
    Shalimar
    Musc Ravageur
    Boudoir

    I've tried these over and over, and without fail, end up scrubbing.
  95. Thread: Aeon 001

    by Starblind
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    Re: Aeon 001

    I tried this several times and it feels very much like a masculinized version of Maai (unsurprisingly!).
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    Re: Louis Vuitton parfume. September 2016

    Love the thoughtful responses reflected here. Each side expressing his/her views without personally attacking the other.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse: "New Sibet"

    Would definitely love to hear more about this one! Goat, fur, indeed!
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    Re: Places to buy vintage fragrances

    I agree. I've had amazingly great experiences buying and selling vintage frags on Ebay. Etsy, too.

    There are also online sites like Luvparfum and Aunt Judy's Attic that sell strictly vintage...
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    Re: Very Vintage Coty

    Styx was reformulated during the '70s and came out in a pure black bottle with an ad that made the scent sound very "devilish." I don't think the two frags have any resemblance, but I would love to...
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella - sprayer?

    I bought two bottles of SMN from Luckyscent and specifically asked them to provide sprayers and they did. No extra charge.
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