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  1. Re: What do you think of the new Double-duty candles - candles to be used as lotion?

    i've been looking for a container that is Aladdin's Lamp -ish for the candles. Right now I'm just using metal tins with lids. They travel well for the massage therapists who order them.
  2. Re: What do you think of the new Double-duty candles - candles to be used as lotion?

    I guess it's all in how you look at it. If you're thinking of a candle as "waxy", then it's going to seem icky to put it on your skin. But if you think of it as a solid body butter with a wick in...
  3. Re: What do you think of the new Double-duty candles - candles to be used as lotion?

    Sorry, I haven't been on here in forever - my larger wholesale and private label clients have been keeping me very busy!

    I've got the candles up on my site and available. So far, people have been...
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    Re: fragrance dupes

    as a soapmaker, i often receive bundles of free samples when i order supplies in bulk, and i have received lots of "dupes" over the last few years. so far, if The Scent Works makes it, they always...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 2 January

    i'm wearing my good old beloved Fendi today. makes me feel good every time I catch a whiff.
  6. What do you think of the new Double-duty candles - candles to be used as lotion?

    With the increasing popularity of soy wax, which is lovely for the skin, we bath and body types are working on developing formulae that allow a soy-based candle to be used both as room fragrance and...
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    Re: Your Fragrant Resolutions for 2007

    - to continue sampling and educating my nose as much as possible.
    - to try Coty Chypre finally, and ALL of the classic Guerlains.
    - to figure out which musk compound it is specifically that I am...
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    Re: SotD Monday 1 January, New Year's Day!

    BPAL's Baobhan Sith - notes of grapefruit, white tea, apple blossom and ginger.

    This one is pretty nice! Smells like lemon and berries in the bottle, on my skin the white tea and apple blossom...
  9. Poll: Re: Poll: How many people smell you in a day?

    At least 3-4. My husband, daughters, and sometimes my older daughter's friends will notice and try to guess the notes in what I'm wearing. I can't count the comments I get in public places, as I'm...
  10. Re: SotD Sunday 31 December, New Year's Eve

    Another BPAL imp: Dana O' Shee: "Offerings of milk, honey and sweet grains were made to placate these creatures, and it is that the basis of the scent created in their name."

    This is pretty much...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 30 December

    Another BPAL - The Pool Of Tears. From the "Alice In Wonderland" series:

    "A sea of salty tears drowning out Alice's light floral perfume. "

    It has a thing at the beginning that is rather...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 29 December

    Good morning! Another Black Phoenix imp today, this one is Viola:

    "Gentle tea rose, lilac, Calla Lily, and Somalian Rose layered over golden Peruvian amber, Spanish moss, red sandalwood,...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 28 December

    Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab's Nuclear Winter:

    <i>Annihilation. The ice, desolation and barrenness of nuclear devastation shot through by a beam of radioactive mints.</i>

    This is a good wintery...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 27 December

    Hi all, my father-in-law went insane at the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab this Christmas, and I now have close to 100 imps (sample vials) of various perfume oils to try out. I'm not expecting to like...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 19 November

    Good old Ombre Rose on this cold, rainy, gray, bleah day. It's like soft flannel pajamas for my soul, on a day when I should be staying home and making soup and bread but instead must work.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 16 November

    Chilly, rainy day. Youth Dew Amber Nude for me, nice and warm.
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 10 November

    Long time no write! 'Tis the season for huge wholesale orders as retailers fill their shops in time for Christmas.

    Today is chilly and damp, perfect Fendi weather. (with a touch of Bulgarian...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 21 September

    it's chilly today. i was able to break out the black turtleneck collection...and of course, Bandit is the perfect fit!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 16 September

    Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours today. Mmmm.
  20. I'm Blind! B L I N D!!! (Jour de Fete)

    This is it - the musk that I have suspected I could not smell, here it is. Thanks to a very generous vinterdroppe, I had a sample to try. Put it on, strangely I smelt nothing but alcohol at first. ...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 15 September

    Victoria's Secret Basic Instinct. It's growing on me, similar to Angel but leaning more towards the bombshell blossoms than the sundae toppings. :)
  22. Re: Sticky: October 7 Sniff-n-Speak Saturday: AMBER

    yay!

    *breaks out several bottles of Eden Botanicals amber blends*
  23. Re: I am so sick of these threads in the mens section...

    I agree, it's kind of annoying. As if there's a magical cologne out there that, simply by spraying it on, us women will be helplessly humping their leg or something. :p

    For me, Lagerfeld is...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 14 September

    Safran Troublant, which is nice but not ground-shaking, and which isn't lasting on me very well for some reason.

    Do I detect cardamom and cumin in the opening?
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 12 September

    Hi all,

    Today I'm wearing an "unknown Montale" because it fell out of it's little sample box with the label. However, I'm pretty sure it's Woods & Spices due to the delicious cardamom note...
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    Re: Scent of the Day 09/11/2006

    Hi all,

    I'm wearing Mitsouko EdT today....wishing I had the EdP version. There's just something about it that gets to me.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 7 September

    None, alas. I am home with a sick child and I don't want her to associate negative things with any of my scents, so for today I am abstaining. With difficulty.
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    Re: News: Relaunch of 70s classic Chloé.

    I love Chloe, it's beautiful. But it's my grandmother's scent and always will be. My Pop died young; he was only 45. Right before he died, he bought a bottle of Chloe for Grandmommy as an...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday September 6

    hi,

    wearing a sample of Bois du Portugal today and i'm enjoying it. not "oh my god i need a bottle NOW!!" but definitely quite pleasant. it has a bit of a "spice rack" quality to it, but not...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 5 September

    I'm so torn! It's a dark, chilly, rainy day today, and I want something rich and deep to wrap myself in. At the same time, Fracas is smelling very appealing to me lately...but I think I will save...
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    Re: So what would happen if...

    My guess is that it would take quite a bit of your parfum to get a pronounced fragrance. Even parfum extrait is still diluted with alcohol and solvent mediums, which also might cause a problem with...
  32. Re: Oudhs - do they change our ideas of what ‘Orientals’ smell like?

    I find the oudhs obsessively addictive. Even though I can see all the points made about "brown bottle lysol", or "medicinal" or "band-aids". yep, i totally get that. i'll also add "sweaty feet" and...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 3 September

    Il Profumo's Vetiver de Java.

    I liked it at first, although it played out as a bit masculine on me, but the coffee note is once again turning into an icky, "spilled coffee on myself" sort of...
  34. Re: September Sniff-n-Speak Saturday: FOUGERES, JICKY

    Top Notes
    Lemon, Mandarin, Bergamot, Rosewood ,

    Middle Notes
    Orris, Jasmin, Patchouli, Rose, Vetiver ,

    Base Notes
    Leather, Amber, Civet, Tonka, Incense, Benzoin ...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 2 September & Jicky day

    I dabbed a bit of Jicky on this morning for an initial sniff, and will be dabbing it on more thoroughly in about an hour. The civet's giving me a hard time, but I'm going to press on.
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    Re: SotD Friday 1 September

    Today seems custom-made for Chanel #19, so that's what I've got.

    DH, as usual, is wearing is L'Air du Desert Marocain, a la Andy Tauer. He is absolutely hooked!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 30 August

    Ombre Rose...a comfort scent for a dreary day.
  38. Re: using other perfumer's single notes-- perfume plagiarism?

    I suppose you could, although the idea makes me feel a bit dirty to contemplate. I do use single notes from aromachem firms, but I consider that quite different from repackaging an artisan's work,...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 22 August

    I'm trying out Helmut Lang EdP today, but it's not agreeing with me somehow.

    Top notes, lavender, rosemary, artemisia, orange tress
    Heart notes: jasmine, rose, heliotrope, lily of the valley
    ...
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    Re: SotD Monday 21 August

    I tried Chloe Narcisse but it's killin' me, I have to do something. Tuberose is too big, it's squishing me. The green galbanum-like topnote isn't enough to offset it.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 20 August

    Hi everyone. I'm considering wearing Rive Gauche again today, but then the Jovan Fresh Patchouli is awfully nice, too. However, now that I think of it, I'll be visiting a friend later who is not a...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 19 August

    Hi all,

    Today it's Montale's Oud Cuir d'Arabie. Mmmm, oud, iodine and leather goodness. My whole family finds it offensive, but they're all gone geocaching so I can wear it just for *me* today. ...
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    Re: SotD Friday 18 August

    I started out with Escada earlier, but wanted something green and iris-y so I added a tiny bit of Grey Flannel to it. Quite nice, the result is a mixture of galbanum, violets and iris on a woodsy...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, August 16

    My new bottle of vintage Rive Gauche, just came in the mail today. Ah, the memories...and it's MINE MINE MINE!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 15 August

    haha, Avon Soft Musk today, I'm feeling sentimental.
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    Re: SotD Monday 14 August

    I'm going to use a soap with sweet orange and ginger essential oils, but no perfumes because i'll be making new tester bottles for the shop and i want to have them spritzed all around. :)

    I am...
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    Jovan Fresh Patchouli

    I just found some of this at a flea market in town and bought a bottle. Am impressed by how lovely it is! Lovely, green grassy note with an herbal freshness that reminds me of a gentle combination...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 13 August

    Today seems to be a rose day for many! Me, too. I'm wearing Pherose, which is in between Lancome Miracle and Miracle So Magic on the Rose-o-meter scale. Quite nice, light and fresh, the pale...
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    Re: Byzance - Rochas

    It's a power 80's floriental, but I really like it. A nice white flower note in the fore which helps it stand out among the frags of it's time. Tremendous staying power and sillage - one spray will...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 12 August

    happy almost anniversary, Tigrushka! Tinker, what do you think of Fire Island so far? I really enjoyed it, even though I had no previous impression of that odor as a suntan lotion scent in *my*...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 11 August

    I'm going to give Piper Nigrum (Lorenzo Villoresi) one last try, although so far I'm not impressed. It smells, to me, like one of the aromatherapy blends that I put together to suit specific health...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 August

    Whatever the stress source is, Tigrushka, I hope it lessens soon.

    I had perfume orders yesterday, so I poured myself a little bit of extra Vanilla Bean perfume into a vial and brought it home,...
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    Re: SotD Monday 7 August

    that's one i want to try. sounds completely NOT like my kind of thing, but i am curious anyway.


    Me, I'm wearing Bandit today. Seems a weird choice for daytime and for this kind of weather...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 6 August

    Testing another uncut fragrance oil from my bath & body suppliers, "Tobacco Flower". I don't feel anything like tobacco flowers in this at all, it's a nice fresh green beginning that eases into a...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday, 5. August

    I'm comparing a sample of Laura Mercier's L'Heure Magique on one arm and a fragrance oil dupe of the scent from one of my suppliers on the other arm. They're close, but the spice and piney notes are...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 4 August

    Me too! I'm loving it, too.

    Named for the hot desert wind that sweeps into Morocco, Chergui unfolds into spicy layers of incense, tobacco leaf and leather underscored by rich honeyed darkness....
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    Re: SotD Thursday 3 August

    Mmm, gorgeous bottle, too. I find Etro's site a bit unwieldy to navigate, though.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 3 August

    Lemon Sorbet sounds very nice, Tigrushka.

    I think I'll wear Cabotine (Gres) today.

    # Top Notes
    # Peach, Plum, Cassie, Tagete, Green notes, Coriander,
    #

    Middle Notes
    # Ylang-Ylang,...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 2 August

    Nothing this morning, as I was meeting a friend who is allergic to everything. Now that she's gone, and it's mid-90's outside with 70% humidity again, I'm going to sprinkle myself with something...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 1 August

    I started out with Chinatown, but then I decided to weedeat the front lawn and it's 93 out there today, so I had to have another shower. Now it's just the lingering scent of a chypre-type soap scent...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday 29. July

    Mitsouko here also, but considering how chilly and rainy it is today, I'm thinking of warming it up with a touch of spicy amber on my pulse points.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 28 July

    Today I'm wearing Fire Island, which I am surprised to find that I like so much, as it's far from my usual sort of fragrance. It's lovely, though.
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    Re: Scary Question ! ! ! !

    I wore them all the time in the form of the body sprays back in middle school. :) they're fine. not the same, but fine.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 27 July

    Christian Dior, Eau Noire, which has a gorgeous drydown. However, the initial half hour is unpleasant enough that I don't think I'll try it again. The lavender and cedar both ended up smelling...
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    Re: Parfums de Coer Fantasies

    I have the Cotton Candy, which hints at strawberry to my nose. I gave it to my youngest daughter because it's a little sweet for me. I have the Vanilla Fantasy and I use that as a calming...
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday 26. July

    I'm going to wear my Amber Royale oil from Eden Botanicals.

    Notes:
    Amber Essence Oil - 90% Certified Organic
    Agarwood CO2 Extract - Cultivated
    Frankincense Select CO2 Extract - Wild
    Myrrh...
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    Re: Fragrance and headaches..?

    So far, the only things that give me headaches are the "intoxicating" flowers - especially tuberose, to a lesser extent really strong jasmine and gardenia. And the totally synthetic scents from...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 25 July

    Good morning all,

    I'm wearing Chanel #19, my favorite of the Chanels for as long as I can remember. It feels like home.
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    Re: SotD Monday 24 July

    Santal Imperial by Creed, which is a yummy sandalwood but it's got more citrus than I would prefer. I'd like the tonka bean and ambergris to step forward a bit more. Still, it's perfectly pleasant.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 23 July

    Hi all,

    Am wearing CdG Odeur #53 today, giving it a second shot because I do find it interesting, if virtually subliminal. Just like last time, though, it's giving me a strange pain in my chest...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 22 July

    aaah, Lubin's Idole, which is absolute HEAVEN to me. i could drink this stuff.
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    Re: SotD, Friday 21. July

    I want to wear Idole today, although I'm surprised to find that it's sold as a men's fragrance since it reminds me a lot of Youth Dew Amber Nude. The drydown is heaven, though.

    BTW, hello all!...
  73. Re: Your scent when you feel PRETTY and HAPPY beyond words :)

    Definitely Cabotine by Gres. I can't help but smile when I'm wearing it, and I feel young and beautiful and full of possibilities again.
    ...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 12 July

    'Mornin,

    J'Adore, which I'm not digging, smells very artificial to me. Reminds me of something I'd expect to smell in a cleaning product or an air freshener. Maybe my nose is off today.
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    Re: SotD, Tuesday 11. July

    Okay, no Hypnotic Poison for me.

    First Daughter: *sniff sniff* "You smell like rootbeer!"

    Second Daughter: *sniff sniff* "Hmmm, wintergreen? Are you wearing liniment?"
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    Re: SotD, Tuesday 11. July

    HI everyone,

    I'm going to wear Hypnotic Poison today...am trying to decide whether or not to buy a bottle. It fascinates me. However, I also pine for a huge SAFFRON fragrance, so I'm unsure...
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    Re: SotD Monday 10 July

    Annick Goutal's Eau du Sud. Citrusy!
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    Re: Orange Blossom versus Neroli

    Okay, I revisited this the other day. The Orange Blossom continues to have a note that reminds me of jasmine, the note that some call "decay", that intoxicating, overwhelming, bruised petal smell. ...
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    Re: Black Cashmere

    Ok...that makes sense to me, because the labdanum is really strong in Black Cashmere, and I've had people describe labdanum as an odor that reminds them of a vagina. Not a bad thing, just...it is...
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    Re: Looking for a Potent Women's Fragrance.

    Youth Dew, or Youth Dew Amber Nude. Not a shrinking violet molecule in the whole bottle.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 9 July

    Anisia Bella today, nice and light, just getting over yesterday's migraine. I'm suspicious of yesterday's Monyette Paris for perhaps starting that migraine. Gorgeous scent, but...
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    Re: Any Estee Lauder fans?

    I loved White Linen for a long time when I was a teenager, finally kind of overloaded myself on it.

    I loved Spellbound as a young woman, but sort of wore myself out on that one, too.

    I owned...
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    Re: Q: Longevity of Aqua Allegorias

    there's hardly a fragrance on earth that will last on my skin. that said, if i want it to last i'll spray it into my shirt so that it sticks both to clothing and skin. i'm wearing Anisia Bella...
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    Re: SotD Friday 7 July

    No perfume today, I have Neroli on one arm and Orange Blossom Absolute on the other, trying once again to pick out all the differences.
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    Re: Orange Blossom versus Neroli

    Hi Jenny,

    You know, I never noticed anything pissy about it. I will leave off the perfumes today and wear the Orange Blossom and Neroli again today, to see if I can detect what you're talking...
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    Re: User Icon Not Showing Up?

    I figured it out. It was a "definitions" issue. I needed to be making an Avatar, not a profile pic.
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    User Icon Not Showing Up?

    No big deal, just wondering why it's not showing up. I see that some others are showing.
  88. Re: New Fall releases line up not spoken of yet.

    The idea of a Pure Poison "Intense" version seems a little frightening to me. It's intense enough!
  89. Re: Are your "real life" girlfriends fragrance fans?

    Well, I can definitely sympathize with your brother. I have literally hundreds upon hundreds of soaps of my own, the capacity to make anything I want, and I still can't pass up a handmade soap booth...
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    Re: SotD Monday 3 July

    Hello, all!

    Today is a test of Keiko Mecheri's Peau de Peche. It's making me crave a peach smoothie.
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    Re: Scent for the American West?

    I'm with you - leather and smoke would both be scents that would remind me of the West.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 1 July

    I missed yesterday, so I'll do both. Yesterday was Byzance by Rochas (one spray only! Power 80's floriental!) which I love but will chase me out of my own clothes if I overdo it.

    Today: not...
  93. Re: Are your "real life" girlfriends fragrance fans?

    I have one who is a fragrance junkie, although she's more of a bath & body and candle user than a perfume user, per se. Still, we do go out perfume hunting at times. It's a bit frustrating, because...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 June

    Burberry London today. My stomach has been off, so I haven't wanted anything heavy. Luckily the "fruity" notes are coming out in the Burberry today, rather than the florals.
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    Re: What's the best from Avon??

    I like Odyssey, which is unlike anything else I've ever smelled. Also Sweet Honesty, which is a fairly typical green-powery-floral 70's-80's scent, but still beautiful, and Soft Musk original, which...
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    Re: SotD Monday 26 June

    I'm wearing L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme today, which is fitting perfectly with the sopping wet weather outside, the soggy greenery in my garden. Can't handle the women's version of this, it's just...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 25 June

    Armani Code for Women:

    Orange flower, ginger, honey, sandalwood, vanilla...actually a very soft and soothing scent, although a tidge sweeter than I would like.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 24 June, Midsummer

    Blonde, Versace. Plus a few spots of various vanillas on my arms, so that I can decide which to use in my perfume formula.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 22 June

    I tried out Ananas Fizz this morning, but it's not agreeing with my system. Pineapple? Yes. *Fresh*? Um, no. On my skin, it is overripe pineapple. If there is any "fizz" to it, it's the...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 14 June

    Whoah, the subliminals in *that* ad, almost aren't. :o


    I'm wearing Bois D'Argent by Dior today, but it was a waste because as the day goes on I realize that I'm having allergies and my nose...
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