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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    Are you in the US? I have never heard of anyone here finding L'Artisan at any of the discount stores so I'm guessing you are not. However, I recently found some L'Artisan candles at a US TJMaxx so I...
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    Re: any love for Givenchy's Amarige...

    Back in the 90's I had a friend who wore it and I liked it so much that I copied her and bought a bottle.

    I really like it but there is one thing I noticed with Amarige. It smells better when you...
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    Re: Another girlfriend scent request

    I would go with Fracas.
  4. Re: Is it okay for a guy to wear a woman's scent - HONEST ANSWERS PLEASE!

    Dear Bobochu,

    Men should only wear manly fragrances like gasoline, motor oil, grass clippings and sweat. Any kind of fragrance that they have to "apply" is girly (like skin bracer, cologne,...
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    Re: ELdO fragrance pair?

    I will definitely be buying both of these fragrances! Oh wait. I already smell like dance mom! Will my natural skin chemistry clash with soccer mom?
  6. Re: Someday Noir by Bieber-a new fragrance, I confess, I think I will LOVE it!

    I just got a good chuckle out of this! Thanks! Astropop? Don't give the mainstream perfume producers any more ideas!
  7. Re: Any perfumes out there that will give my wife that “New wife” smell?

    Of course he's joking. If he were serious he would be posting on Craig's list or a "dating" site for married people. And the ad would read quite differently from his forum post ....
  8. Re: Any perfumes out there that will give my wife that “New wife” smell?

    Instead of finding her a perfume, talk her into picking out a new outfit, some new expensive jewelery and a fancy wig of a different hair color then whatever color her hair is now.

    Arrange to...
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    Re: new perfume : Prada - Candy L"Eau

    I love these short movie ads! With the actress eating all the time though they make me want to eat instead of wearing Prada Candy L'eau!
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    Yesterday they had the mini travel bottles (25 ml) of Crabtree and Evelyn Lily of the Valley and Crabtree and Evelyn Wisteria lotion for $1 each at Big Lots.
  11. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    That is exciting news! I'm guessing they are having a pretty good response to the whole Shalimar Vanilla lines. I can hardly tolerate "regular" Shalimar, but I find the Madagascar amazing! Perhaps...
  12. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    Where did you hear about this one? I could not find anything when I googled it. I have the Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la route de Madagascar. It is devine.
  13. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    Guerlain Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la route de Madagascar. I can barely detach my nose from my arm.
  14. Re: Article: Demeter launch fragrances for Zombies (sort of)

    Thank goodness! I was wondering what perfume I would wear after the coming Zombie epidemic. One less thing to worry about. Now what clothing to wear ....
  15. Re: Harajuku Lovers: Please need advice for gift

    I like Baby and G the best. I often buy perfumes for my 11 year old daughter and sometimes for my 8 year old. They don't wear them much. It's all about the bottle for them. They also like perfume...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    I really like it too. It was also a blind buy for me. I have a Penhaligon's mini bottle coffret that I bought on sale over a year ago, but it does not have the Violetta scent. I was hoping to...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    A good deal is a good deal. Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    That's what I ended up buying too!
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    oops double post
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    Today I spotted Pehaligons Violetta 100 ml for 39.99, also Violetta 50 ml for 29.99, Penhaligons Lily of the Valley 50 ml for 29.99, and Penhaligons LP No. 9 50 ml for 29.99 at TJ Maxx.
  21. Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I used to wear 4711 occasionally when I was a teenager but don't really like it now.

    The only men's fragrance I wear is Givenchy - Pi.

    I am going to sample Spicebomb the next time I get to a...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    I went back to the same TJ Maxx today (Roanoke, VA) and they have the Tokyo Milk perfume solids for 4.99 (they retail for $18.00 on their website. They had 9 different scents.

    They were not in the...
  23. Re: Guerlain Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route De Madagascar 2012

    I ended up buying this un-sniffed as the only place I could find it in the US is at the Guerlain botique.

    I have not bought anything from the botique (in Las Vegas) before. I encourage anyone who...
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    Re: L'Air du Temps

    I too have not had good luck buying vintage L'air du Temps. My best buy was a bottle of parfum like this
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    Our TJ Maxx had Lollia Inspire and a couple of Tokyo Milk (#3 and #7 I think) fragrances the other day.
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    Re: Vintage Fracas

    I recently bought a bottle like this off of ebay from a seller in the US.

    I think it is real. I have a Fracas sample that I obtained from http://www.perfume-worldwide.com/ an online perfume seller...
  27. Re: Guerlain Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route De Madagascar 2012

    Yes. They could have named it "Guerlain Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route less taken De Madagascar 2012".

    Maybe also included a street address?

    I wonder what the worlds longest perfume...
  28. Guerlain Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route De Madagascar 2012

    Does anyone know if this will be carried in the US? I am only getting non-US hits on it. I guess I could always call a Guerlain botique and see if they will ship it but it would be nice to find a...
  29. Re: How much do I really need for a lifetime?

    It seems to me that bottles with small amounts tend to spoil faster than very full bottles so I would hesitate to have a collection of bottles that are 1/3 full. I think it would make more sense to...
  30. Re: Enter my drawing for carded sample of Houbigant Orangers en Fleur, USA only

    I love orange blossom!

    One of my pet peeves is when people say that orange blossom reminds them of soap products. I wish I had been around orange blossom scented soap products growing up!

    My...
  31. Re: Parfum versus Eau de Parfum. Ripoff or not.

    Larimar, thank you for your Caron Perfume observations. I have made note of them. I will be sure to sample their perfumes (instead of edp or edt) whenever possible.
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    Re: NEW women's Oscar de la Renta

    I bought the perfume solid of Oscar's Red Satin and was pleasantly surprised. You won't like it if you don't like patchouli but if you do, it is well balanced. I didn't think I liked patchouli...
  33. Re: Parfum versus Eau de Parfum. Ripoff or not.

    You are right about TS, Chanel No.5 and the polysantol. I don't think I know what polysantol smells like. I just find the Chanel No. 5 edp to smell very strongly of a 1970's hairspray and I've always...
  34. Re: Has anyone or anything (food, for instance) ever ruined a fragrance for you?

    If a associate a fragrance with a certain person I have a harder time wearing it. I used to know someone who wore Beautiful all the time. I liked to smell it on her but could not wear it because it...
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    Re: Ladies, you need to wear more grapefruit

    I think I've read that grapefruit is the 2nd most attractive scent on women for men. After bacon. :grin:
  36. Re: Parfum versus Eau de Parfum. Ripoff or not.

    I am glad you bring up Caron because that is a brand where the parfums are available on ebay for decent prices and I have been considering buying parfum instead of edt. Do you have any specific...
  37. Parfum versus Eau de Parfum. Ripoff or not.

    Parfums drive me crazy! I love the idea. The beautiful bottles, the presentation boxes, the glass dabbers .... but are they really worth it.

    Of course Parfum has a higher concentration of aromatic...
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    Re: Today I didn't buy - 2012

    Tuesday I did not buy:
    Caron Narcisse Noir Parfum
    Caron Nuit do Noel Parfum
    Fracas
    Ombre Rose Parfum

    I had minor surgery that day and was on lortab. I went online and almost just started...
  39. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    That's quite some combination there! Love it or hate it, I never thought I would see White Diamonds grouped with Secretions Magnifiques! :laugh:
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    Re: Cacharel Loulou

    Ok you perfume name dropper you ........ Lou Lou was already on my "to smell" list but after your "family" description I will be sure not to miss it!
  41. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    I don't know. I really don't.

    I have though on several occasions smelled a perfume that I thought was really really terrible .... only to find out later that the perfume had gone bad and so I was...
  42. Re: Gardenia and Tuberose; often lumped together but not so similar

    Thank you so much for your replies! I have smelled some of the mentioned fragrances and the rest are pretty much unavailable to me so I will have to order samples or wait until I travel somewhere...
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    Re: Today I bought

    I'm so envious of everyone's purchases!

    I did get a small bottle of the original Venezia edp this month. Also a bottle of 1000. I think I'm mildly allergic to it (knew before buying) but I'm just...
  44. Gardenia and Tuberose; often lumped together but not so similar

    I've noticed that Gardenia and Tuberose are often almost lumped together in perfume descriptions since they are both "big", ("exotic" imho) white florals.

    In my ignorance I was not really that...
  45. Re: Chanel les Exclusifs : to be extended in 2012

    Me too!
  46. Re: Chanel les Exclusifs : to be extended in 2012

    I received some advertising in my in box for this cream this morning and became excited so I went to their website to check it out. Let's just say my excitement went quickly from "Wow" to "meh". It...
  47. Re: violet, violette…I've been searching for years

    I think they made this scent for a long time too: Violettes de Toulouse L'Originale Berdoues.

    They make it in a cute bottle with an atomizer but I think a long time ago they made a little bottle...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Lady Gaga Fame

    I finally smelled this too, to my great disappointment. Is it too much to ask for a "monster" perfume bottle to contain a perfume that is a bit of a "monster"?

    It actually smells really nice. It...
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    Re: The Death of Jean Patou 1000

    Take heart. I am convinced that the fruity/floral era too shall pass. One day a younger generation will realize that their elders have been wearing "candy and cupcakes" their entire lives. The "new"...
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    Re: Thrift Store Finds!

    I love hearing about peoples great finds! I'm a little envious but I also get a little vicarious thrill. After all, since I live in a small town I KNOW you did not find them here! :smiley:

    I...
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    Re: ❀ Flowerbomb EXTRAIT ❀

    I have the original and I like it. Among my "very sweet" perfumes I would say it is my favorite. But it is strong and it lasts (on my skin anyway).
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    Re: Jean Patou Joy

    When I was in my 20's I had a dermatologist tell me that I have "thin" skin and that thin skin does not age well. Then he said "well we'll see".

    My skin has actually aged fairly well.

    Perfumes...
  53. Re: Hello,i love Fracas but it's a bit too strong for warm summer weather,any recommendations ++

    Juicy Couture (tuberose light), Marc Jacobs Gardenia Splash (gardenia super light), Elizabeth Taylor Gardenia (gardenia light), Michael Kors Michael Kors (tuberose and gardenia but not as strong as...
  54. Re: perfumes which have 'pretentious' notes listed

    Thank you for the links. I had missed those articles. In the water article they mention calone, " Calone (a molecule with a fresh sea breeze profile)". This is a good example. I bet this chemical has...
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    Re: Masculine female fragrances?

    Hilary Duff With Love. I live near an outlet and can get it really cheap when they do their warehouse sales but I keep resisting because the dry down is too masculine on me.
  56. Re: perfumes which have 'pretentious' notes listed

    I'm not an expert on the composition of perfumes at all but am under the impression that many of the extracts and oils that used to be used in the production of a perfume have been replaced with...
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    Re: ❀ Flowerbomb EXTRAIT ❀

    Perhaps they should have changed the bottle shape for this concentration from a grenade to a nuclear missile.

    Just sayin ...
  58. Re: Hypnotic Poison - My Wallet Needs Help!!!

    Just buy it for her. Look at it this way. What if you find a $60 bottle of something else that you and she like. You will still have no guarantee that it is as strong as the Hypnotic Poison. You...
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    Re: male frags that can be unisex

    They accidentally placed Givenchy Pi with the female fragrances at a recent warehouse sale. I did not know it was a male fragrance when I tested it. It is a great vanilla! It smells similar to Dior...
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    Re: The Starlet and the Street wallker

    Starlet - Beige
    Streetwalker - Shalimar
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    Re: male frags that can be unisex

    I think of fragrances as "genderless" in general. Just like red isn't male or female.

    Nevertheless, some fragrances do appeal to me more as a woman than others when I'm considering a man's...
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    Re: Penhaligon's sale

    Penhaligons had some items on sale today on their website. The Ladies Fragrance Collection was marked down from $50 to $30. I've ordered mine. I've never even smelled a Penhaligons scent so I decided...
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    Re: Smoky Feminine Scent....

    I've found Estee Lauder Sensuous Noir to be quite smoky. That is not a listed note though. Oddly enough, my (1970's?) vintage L'air du Temps parfum also seems quite smoky to me also.
  64. Re: What's up with Chocolovers? Should Aquolina relaunch it?

    There are these outlets right off of the highway in NC called "JR". I saw Chocolovers there less than 2 weeks ago.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Lady Gaga Fame

    That is exactly how I feel about Lady Gaga. As a person, sometimes she seems like a little girl playing dress up but she is so fascinating and vulnerable that you enjoy the show. Musically, she is...
  66. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    And that actually makes sense to me. As I said earlier, with multiple scents on I sometimes feel like I have 4 shirts and 2 skirts on ... but I do it anyway! Well at least I don't wear 4 shirts and...
  67. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    I've made the mistake before of sampling two scents and then buying one. Later I realized that I really did not like the scent I bought, I just liked it in comparison to whatever else I had on.

    I...
  68. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    Thanks!

    Isn't it funny how when you spray two items on the same area, sometimes the dominant scent will end up being unexpected. Amazing that the 4711 shone through. I remember when that stuff...
  69. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    I think you have some serious will power with the 5 full bottles rule! I'm bad about buying "inexpensive" bottles. I can control myself on the expensive ones. But 3 or 4 (or 5 or 10) "inexpensive"...
  70. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    I will have to check my dollar stores. I've bought a few decanters but I hate to commit to filling one. What is wrong with me? (don't answer that)
  71. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    I know exactly what you mean about "wasting an evening" on a perfume. I agree they each deserve at minimum a full days wear to sample but sometimes .... ok with me it is often I just end up applying...
  72. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    Thank you! I certainly learned the hard way! I was in a hurry which is always a disaster.
  73. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    Oh no! I didn't realize that the original posts would not show in each reply!

    Good luck guessing!
  74. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    Thanks!

    I just feel kind of silly some days when I can't choose, go without fragrance, and then two hours later end up with polka dots of testing all over my arms.
  75. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    Thanks for the welcome!

    Sampling sure is cheaper than full bottles! Sometimes I will look at 6 little sample vials plus shipping and think "30 dollars for that"? But then other times I'll look at...
  76. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    Oh but sampling is messy wearing. It's like putting on two skirts, 4 shirts and skipping shoes.

    No one has ever noticed yet though. Or at least they did not say anything.
  77. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    "Fragrance promiscuity is the safest promiscuity there is, so just enjoy!"

    That's a great line! I'm sure my husband is much happier this way! (I only cheat on my fragrances).
  78. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    My hunch is you are right. People who love scents will try many more scents than people who are not as interested in perfume. The idea of wearing one or two perfumes your entire life seems very dull...
  79. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    Thanks! I had the foresight to obtain the same user name on Perfume of Life, Fragrantica and Basenotes.

    I'm pretty sad that Perfume of Life seems to be dead. I keep checking for a revival.

    I...
  80. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    Thanks! If I really want it I buy a bottle. Sometimes though I can get a mini for not that much more than a sample so I kind of think of it as a big sample. I've learned though not to count on it...
  81. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    Oh I sniff each one individually sometimes in quick succession. I have learned the hard way though that what smells good in comparison to whatever else, may not be so great as a stand alone later on....
  82. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    There is no reward for perfume monogamy!
  83. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    I'm becoming a perfumista ? Perhaps that is what is "wrong" with me. I always kind of think of myself as a perfume tourist.

    I don't usually wear scent to bed. I'm afraid I will wake with a...
  84. Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    Some days I "wear" a perfume. I get up, take a shower, select a scent for the day, and spray liberally (or sparingly, depending).

    These days seem to be becoming fewer and fewer though.

    It seems...
  85. Well that explains why suddenly I'm finding Ed...

    Well that explains why suddenly I'm finding Ed Hardy Fragrances at the Elizabeth Arden Warehouse outlet.
  86. Re: Has Anyone Seen A Chanel Bottle Like This?

    I have a vintage bottle of Tabu "Locion" that was made in Cuba and also a vintage bottle of Muguet du Bonheur "Lotion". From looking at pictures of different bottles of the Caron for sale on e-bay I...
  87. Re: Help please! Looking for a gorgeous "Southern" white floral (magnolia/gardenia/sweet olive?)

    I guess this is not a "white floral" but it is the first perfume that came to mind: Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile
    ...
  88. Re: Bargain, Thrift, Vintage, TJMaxx May Finds!

    I purchased Pink Sugar Sensual 1.7 for 14.99 at Ross. I had also seen the 3.4 for 19.99 but it was gone by the time I returned.
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    Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    I finally was able to test Truth or Dare at the mall the other day. I'm surprised by all the references to Fracas. Seems to me that it could be compared to any other Gardenia and Tuberose perfume as...
  90. Re: Parfum Satori sample female set (Pick a number between 1 and 100)

    Oops! Too late!
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    Re: Where do you list your minis?

    Thank you everyone for your help! In reading your responses I realized that I did actually know how I wanted to do this but I had a couple of conflicting ideas. @Burgandymarsh, I too keep a...
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    Where do you list your minis?

    I'm updating my fragrance wardrobe. I've completed the first phase of my "full bottles" listing. Where to you list your mini bottles? I'm tempted to list them with samples ....

    Also where do you...
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday, May 19th 2012

    I wanted to wear a soft rose fragrance so I'm in "True Love" today.
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    Re: SotD Saturday, 12 may 2012

    I'm in Givenchy Absolutely Irresistible today.
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    Re: My wardrobe I'd too serious

    Oh and Prada Candy
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    Re: My wardrobe I'd too serious

    Hi ! I looked through your wardrobe and it is pretty "adult" (refined taste).

    Some non-serious perfume suggestions:
    Flowerbomb
    Pink Sugar
    (Juicy) Couture Couture
    Lolita Lempicka
    Katy Perry...
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    Re: Bal a Versailles.

    I purchased the Bal a Versailles perfume splash for my mother in law in the quarter ounce bottle with the gold cap. It was not a vintage purchase but I think the bottle was slightly old stock as the...
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    Re: What are your Favorite Soapy frags?

    I really like the soapiness of SJP Lovely. While I love Chanel No 5, on a bad day it smells like hairspray to me instead of soap.
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