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    Re: New Fragrances: Huitième Art Parfums

    My sample set came today from LuckyScent. In the vials, the scents are uninteresting and, frankly, dull. I've applied Aube Pashmina and so far, it is quite promising. The initial impression was a...
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    Re: Russisch Leder (1967) by Farina Gegenüber

    Just today whilst cleaning my very elderly parents-in-law's home, I found a bottle 1/3 full with the following label:
    Original-Haus
    Echt Kolnisch Juchten
    Manufactured by:
    Johan Maria Farina...
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    Re: Does the color of a rose affect it's smell?

    At times I have had well over 100 old roses on the property and can speak on the subject. Within that huge family that we call roses are many species, each with a different place of origin, genetics...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday September 11, 2010

    Ok, bring on the cheap jokes, gents....I'm wearing Cocaina en Flor by Parera.
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    Poll: Re: Amouage vs Xerjoff

    I too find the Xerjoff scents that I have tried quite uninspired. Certainly for the quality of materials they claim to use and the price, I expect more complexity, a longer and more interesting...
  6. Re: Have you ever got the wrong samples from Luckyscent?

    I got a handful of errors in my last order, which came in 3 packages. Mistakes happen.
  7. Re: Pure Iso E Super® from The Perfumer's Apprentice

    I use the stuff all the time, both alone and in combination.
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    Re: SOTD Thrusday 09 September 2010

    I put a dab of original Coty Quadrille on. Dang, this stuff is strong!
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    Re: Suggestions: Melancholy fragrance

    [QUOTE=castorpollux;1924075]I agree with this.

    Balenciaga's Le Dix is of course a great scent, and a good alternative to search for that feeling, i also think [B]Guerlain's Parure evokes that as...
  10. Re: Any Caron Narcisse Noir extrait connoisseurs around?

    Wow, I never thought about it before, but you are onto something! There is definitely a delightful similarity. I have a little left of an old bottle of extrait that, despite some pretty heavy...
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    Re: Which is your favourite Coty perfume?

    I am quite a fan of Chypre and only have a little left of a very old and well-preserved bottle to ration. It is deep, dark, primordial, with a lovely bitter edge that stays close to the skin. The...
  12. Re: How many sprays is over doing it when wearing Bvlgari Black?? when is enough enough?

    I agree that sillage is weak. In the case of Bulgari Black, I believe this to be a good thing. For me, 2 or 3 sprays is adequate if well placed.
  13. Re: Looking for a dignified yet sensual Sandlewood.

    Thanks, Dulla, Mr. Reasonable and Vinramani. Now I'm on a mission and will try your recommendations.
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    Re: Best classic fragrances

    What a monumental task! Here are a few but just a few that come to mind:
    Mitsouko (vintage formulation)
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Habit Rouge
    Crown Marechale Original
    Crown Eau de...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday September 6, 2010

    I'm wearing Bulgari Black, still trying to get to know it. What a confusing fragrance!
  16. Re: Looking for a dignified yet sensual Sandlewood.

    OK, y'all, you're all describing some pretty nice juices, but can you recommend one that really smells of the original Mysore sandalwood? As a child many moons ago I recall the rich, sweet, almost...
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    Re: Givenchy Pi: The Final Verdict

    It reminds me of those marshmallow chicks that appear in baskets around Easter, nestled in a mound of artificially-flavored orange jellybeans. You can smell a bit of the basket's woodiness, but it's...
  18. Re: The power of vintage formulation - an unexpected experiment

    Yes, that would explain the flies and the Amouage Gold. However, wasps in our area are attracted to meat and even dead animals.
  19. Re: The power of vintage formulation - an unexpected experiment

    Yes, that would explain the flies and the Amouage Gold. However, wasps in our area are attracted to meat and even dead animals.
  20. Re: The power of vintage formulation - an unexpected experiment

    You made my day. Just to be safe, today I'm wearing the modern formulation of Mitsouko! Funny, neither have attracted hominids to my knowledge.
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    Re: Found at a truck stop

    Love it! I wish I could read the fine print above each name. Surely it is something like "Our interpretation of..." or "Our authentic replica of..."
  22. The power of vintage formulation - an unexpected experiment

    Yesterday members of my string quartet received quite a lesson in the power of old vintage formulations at a performance and the results were not pleasant. We were playing outdoors in the California...
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    Re: Favorites for the last gasp of summer?

    I also live in Northern California, delighted that today the temperatures are actually summer-like. I've been trying to pretend that we are having a normal summer with various colognes, acacia and...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 1st of September 2010

    I'm enjoying the symphony of Une Fleur de Cassie. It's olfactory phrases are ever-changing, complex, yet held together so beautifully. Mmmmm......
  25. Thread: Heliotrope

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    Re: Heliotrope

    I adore heliotrope and grow both the deep purple and pale white/lavender color. Both have different scents. Farnesiana is one of my favorite fragrances, but for a different note: Acacia farnensiana....
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    Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    How could I have omitted my favorite gourmand, the groundbreaking Farnesiana by Caron! Think fresh out-of-the-oven angel food cake.
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    Re: Yardley of London Heritage Line

    I miss Yardley Sweet Pea. Does anyone know where I can pick up this reality fragrance?
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    Re: SotD Sunday 22 August

    I'm wearing vintage Caron Farnesiana...yummmm, angel food cake!
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    Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    Keiko Mecheri - Loukhoum
    Guerlain - Iris Ganache
    Frederick Malle - L'Eau d'Hiver
    L'Artisan - Jour le Fete
    Serge Lutens - Rahat Loukhoum

    I guess it's obvious that I'm a nut for marzipan,...
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    Re: Yendi experts - Help

    I love my vintage Yendi! Mine came in the black and silver box and is quite old.
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    Re: Prada Infusion d'Iris EDT

    I regularly use the EDP and appreciate that the Iris pallida develops gradually, not as a front-on slap that quickly fades. There is a marked emphasis upon the beautiful scent of the Iris pallida's...
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    Re: 5 star fragrances you cannot abide

    1. Vintage Tabarome
    2. Chanel No. 5
    3. Bois Du Portugal
    4. Hermes Bel Ami
    5. Aramis Tuscany
    6. Cartier Santos
    7. Aramis
    8. Frapin 1270
    9. Annick Goutal Sables
    10.Terre d'Hermes
  33. Re: Aqua Di Gio vs Green Irish Tweed vs Cool Water

    1 - Green Irish Tweed
    2 - Cool Water
    3 - Acqua di Gio (nasty, nasty, NASTY!)
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    Re: Today I Bought: August 2010

    Isn't Lanvin Prétexte simply wonderful? You might also like Rumeur and Scandal, two other lovely vintage Lanvins that you can often pick up very reasonably.
  35. Thread: Youthful smell

    by Merbert
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    Re: Youthful smell

    I agree that most modern mainstream fragrances are directed at a younger audience and I personally do not enjoy the vast majority of them. There seems to be an unabashed up-front fruitiness with...
  36. Thread: Sweet Vetiver?

    by Merbert
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    Re: Sweet Vetiver?

    I agree that the Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental is a delightfully powder/sweet vetiver. Guerlain Vetiver dries down with a chewy sweetness on me. Another sweet vetiver which is very inexpensive is...
  37. Re: Anyone else tried Parfums DelRae's new Coup de Foudre? (rose de mai)

    The scent on paper is nothing like the scent on my skin. I also tried it on my husband's skin which is quite different in the way that perfumes react to it. We both practically tasted cream cheese...
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    Re: Masculine Frags

    Oh how I love to wear the men's fragrances. Here are some of my favs:
    Czech & Speake No. 88
    Crown Eau de Quinine
    Crown Eau de Russe
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Creed Chevrefeuille
    Guerlain Vetiver...
  39. Re: Anyone else tried Parfums DelRae's new Coup de Foudre? (rose de mai)

    I finally got to try the elusive Coup de Foudre and I simply cannot stand it. My husband, who has developed quite a noise for juice, concurs. I couldn't wait for it to calm down and this took over an...
  40. Re: Your greatest vintage finds! (I love these kinds of threads)

    I obtained what I have been able to figure out is the only bottle of Breeze that is known to the public. The bottle alone, over 10 inches tall and wide, is beautiful alone. The fragrance is also...
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    Re: Samples Of The Day - August 2010

    I couldn't have put it more succinctly. Not only do I have some 5% osmanthus, but also grow 2 varieties. Osmanthe Yunnan is a weak disappointment.
  42. Re: Anyone else tried Parfums DelRae's new Coup de Foudre? (rose de mai)

    I did just that and my samples are on their way. Thanks for the suggestion.
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    Where do I go from here?

    I obtained this lovely bottle, thanks to a dear friend. It is huge, over 10" tall with the stopper. I located a photograph of it in a perfume bottle collecting book whose author did not know the...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays

    Correction - Faubourg 24 it is.
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays

    What a nice occasion to bring out the Calyx. I nearly forgot about it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday August 12, 2010

    Old vintage Opera by Coryse Salome is the scent of the day...very nice.
  47. Re: Anyone else tried Parfums DelRae's new Coup de Foudre? (rose de mai)

    I drove to Berkeley today to a shop that specializes in DelRae fragrances. The salesperson, who seemed either totally apathetic, or perhaps medicated, had no idea what I was talking about, nor any...
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    Re: SotD: Thursday 12 August

    I'm trying a very old bottle of Opera by Coryse Salome...so far so good.
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 11 August

    OMG that sounds absolutely delicious. Is it available?
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 11 August

    I'm feeling luscious in some nice vintage Pois de Senteur.
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    Poll: Re: Battle: Sweet Florals

    It seems that your list might be categorized as "indolic florals", especially the gardenia and tuberose-heavy fragrances.
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    Re: Lily..more Lily

    As a gardener of fragrant plants and flowers, I can say that there is no single lily scent. The word 'lily' is attached to a vast array of flowers that are completely unrelated as are their perfumes....
  53. Re: Can we guys really get away with wearing Guerlain Mitsouko?

    Let your nose be your guide. Whether a fragrance is deemed masculine or feminine is generally nothing more than marketing. Frankly, I enjoy a man who wears Mitsouko with confidence.
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    Re: Le Labo to try...

    I'd vote for:
    Labdanum 18 (perhaps a bit powdery sweet for you but so beautifully balanced.)
    Iris 39

    If you hate cumin or similar scents with a knife edge, Rose 31 may be a bit off-putting.
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    Poll: Re: Battle: Sweet Florals

    I've got to put together a fav list that don't appear in the poll. For those listed L'Heure Bleue most pleases my craving for sweet florals.
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    Re: Lily..more Lily

    Un Lys and the discontinued Crown Alpine Lily top my list.
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    Re: Bleu de Chanel by Chanel - New fragrance

    Nordstrom's decanted a large sample for me yesterday and, so far, all I can say is B-O-R-I-N-G.
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne thoughts

    I wanted so much to love OJ Osmanthus, hopgin it would have that beautiful fruit/floral balance that floats in the air where the flower grows. Sadly, I come away with a processed fruit salad smell...
  59. Re: San Francisco Shopping Meet-Up in September??

    Usually my Saturdays are taken up with performances but there's a possibility I could meet up on the 25th. This would be fun!
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    Re: Aubepine Acacia and Ambre Canelle

    I'm a woman and even I find Ambre Canalle too femme for me!
  61. Re: Perfume houses to look into in the Middle East

    After sniffing my way through Qatar, I think that the major perfume house that I felt was of consistent high quality, offers a good variety of fragrances, and maintains sensible prices was Ajmal. Of...
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    Re: Grossmith Classics

    Sorry for the repost...
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    Re: Grossmith Classics

    Kumquat, from the initial application, they create beautiful phrases over the next few hours. At no point do I find them harsh or over-bearing.
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    Re: Violette Précieuse by Caron (1913)

    I think that, when we consider violet as a predominant note in perfume, we should differentiate between violet flower and violet leaf, both quite beautiful and distinct. I am a fan of violet scents...
  65. Re: Please Name your Favorite discontinued perfume which you would like to be relaunched !

    As a general note, I'd love to see the re-emergence of all those exquisite fragrances that contained oak moss...sigh.

    For a specific juice, I'd wish the Magic Fragrance Fairy will bring back Crown...
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    Re: SOTF Wednesday 04 August 2010

    Thanks to Wordbird's mention in her SOTD post, I'm wearing Frederic Malle's Iris Poudre.
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    Re: SOTF Wednesday 04 August 2010

    Wow, I didn't know that the original Loukhoum could get more gourmand!
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    Re: What do you love enough to have a backup?

    I only WISH I had 2 bottles of Une Fleur de Cassie!
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    Re: Grossmith Classics

    Merbert- where can one buy full bottles in the US?[/QUOTE]

    Mimi Gardenia, the Grossmith's fragrances are not available in the US yet. I have been corresponding with Sophie, one of their lovely...
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    Re: SotD-Sunday 1st of August!

    I'm trying Acqua di Parma Magnolia Nobile. So far it is very similar to the old Crown Stephanotis without the staying power - still very lovely.
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    Re: Grossmith Classics

    This is the beauty of perfumery. Scents are processed uniquely in each individual, and what causes one to swoon with pleasure may cause another to gag in disgust. For instance, despite its...
  72. Re: Another Gem Glistening on the Shores of Fragrance.( Breaking news!)

    I just received a mid 1960s bottle, still in its originally wrapping, as a gift. Now I'm waiting for a special occasion to tear it open.
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    Re: What do you love enough to have a backup?

    Mitsouko EDP (vintage and current)
    Crown Eau de Quinine, Eau de Russe, Marechale Original, Ess Bouquet, Stephanotis, Heliotrope
    L'Origan vintage
    Crepe de Chine vintage
  74. Re: Which ingredients in Youth Dew and Shalimar are making me feel nauseous?

    I've been dabbling in creating perfumes and, when I work with some of the synthetic civet components, I often leave the workroom feeling a bit queasy and light-headed despite good ventilation....
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    Grossmith Classics

    I have become enamored of Grossmith's three re-releases and would love other opinions on these classic scents. My personal favorite is Shen el Nessin, possibly the most beautiful rendition of...
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    Re: SotD-Saturday the 31th of July!

    I'm luxuriating in Grossmith's Shen el Nessin. Is there a more exquisite heliotrope and iris on the planet? I'm in heaven!
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    Re: linden or elder tree blossom

    The closest to true linden that I know is D'Orsay's Tileul. Most of the Basenoters seem to hate this one but I always have a bottle when I need my linden fix.
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    Re: What's your favourite iris?

    I must fall into the minority here and vote for Acqua di Parma's Iris Nobile. Actually, I also enjoy Prada's Infusion d'Iris for a different take on iris.
  79. Re: Amouage Lyric Woman VS. Serge Lutens La Myrrhe

    I was delighted to read Off-Scenter's time-lapse comparison of what I find to be two completely dissimilar scents. To me Lyric is one of those fragrances where Amouage strayed too far into "populace...
  80. Re: Amouage Lyric Woman VS. Serge Lutens La Myrrhe

    I was delighted to read Off-Scenter's time-lapse comparison of what I find to be two completely dissimilar scents. To me Lyric is one of those fragrances where Amouage strayed too far into "populace...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Miel de Bois fans!

    I love what it does to my hormones! Bring it on and lots of it! I love that diabetic cat spray.

    ***EDIT I found that I have a small bottle of Phenylacetic acid and just put a healty scoop into a...
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    Re: D'Orsay Revamp?

    I used to be a d'Orsay addict back in the 1970s and 1980s. Fortunately, the 1990s updates weren't bad at all. I'm always surprised at how little attention the fragrance house gets on Basenotes.
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    Re: what is a perfume for dandy?

    [QUOTE=Gus;1010342]Also taken from dandyism.net (the reference website for dandy-wannabes :-), this graph shows that there are quite a lot of dandy types, so maybe the question should be...
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    Re: Timbuktu - Is it really smoky and woody??

    Timbuktu is one of those fragrances with me that has a volume threshold. If I put too little on, the effect is vapid and I miss all of the notes that Luca Turin raves about. Just applying a little...
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    Re: What's your "white tee-shirt" scent?

    When I don't have the where-with-all to actually make a decision, these are the three that I usually grab to general success.

    Black dress scent - Crown Marechale
    Black sweater scent - Mitsouko...
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    Re: First Vintage.. Lancôme Cuir

    If you have difficulty opening it after refrigerating it, carefully wrap the bottle and hold the neck of the steam of a boiling tea kettle. I was astounded at how well it worked on my Lanvin Pretexte.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, May 26, 2009

    No SOTD for me. I'm testing a perfume base that I'm working on...getting close but not ready to move on yet.
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    Stuck stopper - this really worked

    Last night with little drama, I got my stuck glass stopper freed from a lovely bottle Lanvin Pretexte, and here is how I did it.

    Early in the day I tightly wrapped the bottle up to the neck in...
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    Re: I hate Guerlain

    I think that it would be premature to declare that you hate all Guerlains. The variability between new and vintage, EDT, EDP and pure parfum, and the nearly 200 named scents, covers a tremendous...
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    Re: The cream de la creme of italian fragrances

    I wish you could take me along! Lorenzo Villoresi creates exquisite and unique scents that excite the senses. There is an incredible variety; some you may find off-putting or may stimulate...
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    Re: SotD Friday 22 May

    I'm already swathed in the thick, mossy leather of vintage Lanvin Rumeur extrait. Ahhhh......
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    Re: Any experiences with Royall Lyme of Bermuda?

    As a linear scent, it's quite nice. The lime is brisk, unambiguous and refreshing. It should be treated as any cologne, only expecting it to last briefly. A friend of mine would drop some into his...
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    Re: and so to bed....

    As a woman, all I can say is, "Nice."
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    Re: Help - Stuck Stopper!

    Thanks for the recommendation. I will be very careful as I would hate to ruin this lovely boxed set.
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    Re: Guerlain Opinions Needed "Vintage"? LHB?

    Egads, my kindness just kicked me in the @)($! I saw a similar sealed box matching your description down to every detail on EBay and, thinking that this was the box that you wanted to purchased, held...
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    Help - Stuck Stopper!

    My beautiful boxed set of vintage Lanvin Scandal, Pretexte and Rumeur extraits arrived and, sadly, one of the ground glass stoppers is stuck. Does anyone have an idea on the best way to free it? I'm...
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    Re: ... Scent for Bjork ...

    I've performed for Bjork when she did a US tour awhile back and Mitsouko definitely comes to mind. Of course we in the pit could not see her on stage but backstage she seemed introspective and even a...
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    Re: It's all in the Frequency

    My fragrances fall into three categories:

    1. Those that create such a powerful emotional connection that there is almost a sense of intimacy or "knowing" the fragrance personally. These I always...
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    Re: Any designer frags with INTENSE strength?

    Ava Luxe Loukhoum seems to last until you scrub it off. Of course, smelling like Turkish Delight candy isn't for everyone.
  100. Re: Creed's Love In White - is it really that bad?

    I agree this time with Luca Turin. It's a vile concoction, rife with artificial vanilla and sweet petro-chemicals. Imagine Estee Lauder's Pleasures in a slightly melting plastic bottle. Or, perhaps a...
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