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    Re: New Dior Packaging & Reformulations

    Ummm.. I did say the other day that my Diorella smelt different, but it was olfactory confusion on my part, not the juice....
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    Re: SotD Friday 16 October

    Mine is Chanel Gardenia.....funny, went off this for a while and rediscovered today. How lovely it is! :)

    While it is sophisticated and elegant, I am also finding it to be a real "comfort" scent...
  3. Re: Delving deeper into Carons and Parfumerie Generale frags...sampling recommendatio

    Many thanks!! Very useful. Well, Tubereuse Couture and Jardin de Kerylos were recommended to me by someone who knows a lot about fumes....

    TC was the first frag in a while that knocked me dead in...
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    Re: Houses selling strictly perfumes

    Adding to the above:

    Parfumerie Generale
    By Redo
    Parfums D'Empire
    LesNez
    Mona D'Orio


    And to a great extent: Annick Goutal (although I think there is skincare)
  5. Delving deeper into Carons and Parfumerie Generale frags...sampling recommendations?

    Hi there,

    After going through the Frederic Malles and the classic Diors, I want to start exploring the Carons and Parfumerie Generale a bit more. I was wondering if the more experienced BNers...
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    Re: S O T D Wednesday 14 October 2009

    I'm wearing my Diorella, which smells fine now......
  7. Re: Very quick question: How can I tell if the Diorella I just bought is good or not?

    Thank you!

    Sorry completely got paranoid. Have had shower and changed and re-spritzed and all OK.

    I feel quite silly now! But thanks for putting my mind at rest! Great that you are from Oz...
  8. Very quick question: How can I tell if the Diorella I just bought is good or not?

    Hi all,

    Very happy as I just splurged on some Diorella (from a Dior counter at a major department store), but now that I have come home I have gone a bit paranoid...

    It smells a bit different...
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    Re: Today I sampled.....

    I am sampling DelRae's Debut for the second time, a beautiful, modern lily of the valley. I can see the homage paid to Diorissimo from son to father...I love both for different reasons.....
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    Re: 5 Frags you can't live without ~

    Hmmm. Interesting and challenging question for me as a newbie currently discovering many new loves, but here goes:

    FM Lys Mediterranee
    Diorissimo
    PG Tubereuse Couture
    Miss Dior
    Fracas
  11. Re: Questions from a newbie to the experienced: On sampling, re-sampling to FB status

    Thank you Anthracite too...

    The smile on the face rule is a VERY good idea. And yes, there are some times when the frags are just interesting/unusual, but you won't wear them necessarily or even...
  12. Re: Questions from a newbie to the experienced: On sampling, re-sampling to FB status

    Crayfish,

    Some brilliant advice!:thumbsup:

    Thank you so much for the very detailed post! It has REALLY helped me understand the process.....

    Thanks for explaining and taking the time to help...
  13. Questions from a newbie to the experienced: On sampling, re-sampling to FB status

    Hi everyone,

    I am enjoying my journey on the road of fragrance discovery and especially sampling, which I have done a lot of over the past few months, but it has also thrown up some questions and...
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    Re: Today I sampled.....

    Today is a quad sampling day for me. At a department store, I did a Dior triad on cards: Miss Dior, Diorissimo (which I already love, but have no FB and needed to have a whiff of its loveliness again...
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    Poll: Re: Vote now! House Synchronization Day ~

    I voted Lutens too... if only to force myself to do some more sampling of the line before October 31 (I really haven't delved into the Lutens yet), and especially Tubereuse Criminelle
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    Re: SotD Monday 5 October

    LesNez Manoumalia.....interesting and a good contrast to a wet, cold Sydney day.
  17. Re: What are your most nostalgic scents and why?

    ahhh Pino....I loved this. That was my Grandpa's signature scent.
  18. What are your most nostalgic scents and why?

    Hi all,

    I have just been updating my fragrance wardrobe and been having a lot of happy scent memories in the process. So, I am just wondering what scents bring up the most nostalgic and happy...
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    Re: Today I Bought... October '09 Puchases!

    Even though October is an expensive month for me, I just caved in and bought some Tubereuse Couture...I wrote my first basenotes review on it today and found myself craving it all afternoon.

    I...
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    Re: Today I Bought... October '09 Puchases!

    I have bought samples of: Carnal Flower, Therese, Une Rose and L'Eau D'Hiver.... **I still cannot get away from trying all in this line....FM is ruining me a bit at the moment :)**

    Intended...
  21. Re: Would a white floral lover like FM Musc Ravageur?

    Hi nwatts88,

    I spritzed Chinatown after work tonight and it didn't speak to me that much...but then its warm here and probably best in winter. ......and I had just been to the gym.

    I can see it...
  22. Re: Today I bought ... September 09 purchases...

    Hey S,

    Just FYI: Where do you buy FMs? Mecca is ridiculous! ($490 for 100ml of CF!!! :O) I find the cheapest Is Les Senteurs.....

    I also just found out Barneys ships to Australia... :)
    ...
  23. Re: Would a white floral lover like FM Musc Ravageur?

    Hey nwatts88,

    No admit haven't tried the Chinatown..I got upset that they didn't have my two must tries (Fire Island and Saks 5th Ave) when they launched in DJs.....

    I feel a spritz coming on...
  24. Re: but what if cologne/perfume is only ONE of your many addictions??

    So agree with ALL posts above. For a while, I thought I was weird. Then I joined MUA and basenotes and now I know there are a lot of us out there...so I feel kinda better... :)

    With pertume, it's...
  25. Re: Would a white floral lover like FM Musc Ravageur?

    Hi there,

    I am sampling Tubereuse Couture atm and I LOVE it....green tuberose with sugar cane and banana leaves...sounds horribly sweet and icky, but it is gorgeous!

    You need to try it!
  26. Re: Would a white floral lover like FM Musc Ravageur?

    Thanks Galamb,

    I have been trying to avoid the SL non-export line due to cost and difficulty of obtaining (even samples are ridiculous in $A!) but I will have to take the plunge and try TC....
    ...
  27. Re: Would a white floral lover like FM Musc Ravageur?

    Hi ladies.

    Thanks for the responses and the welcome.

    I am pretty new to sampling and currently trying a lot of stuff....I am trying desperately to break out of my perfume comfort zone...
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  28. Would a white floral lover like FM Musc Ravageur?

    Hi everyone,

    My FM faves are Lys Med, En Passant Carnal Flower and Une Fleur de Cassie. I also love Fracas, Caron Tubereuse, and PG Tubereuse Couture.

    Looking for something different to add to...
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    Re: Lasting power of FM Carnal Flower>>>>>

    Many thanks! I'll buy another big sample and try the chest/clothes/hair application.
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    Re: Lasting power of FM Carnal Flower>>>>>

    Thank you for the quick reply. Oh well, it is such a shame, but my skin does eat frag up....I'll move on to the BIG tuberoses then.

    :)
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    Lasting power of FM Carnal Flower>>>>>

    Hi everyone,

    I'm new here and just wanted to ask how you found the lasting power of Frederic Malle's Carnal Flower? I have been sampling over the past couple of days and it is GORGEOUS, but...
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