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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    This is really too bad since these two are my absolute favorites of everything he has produced. They are simply stunning fragrances!
  2. Thread: Baruti

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    Re: Baruti

    Since I can't stand gourmands I'll let this one pass right on by.
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    Re: Signatues Scents That Make Sense

    What a terrific and loving thing for a father to say!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Alternating between two vintage CHANELs: Bois des Iles and Cuir de Russie. (Yes, I know I'm boring.)
  5. Thread: Joan Didion

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    Re: Joan Didion

    This is exactly my own mental picture of her. (Perhaps something like No. 18: cool and incisive and almost transparently metallic?)
  6. Re: What women's perfumes do you think are "copies" of Chanel No. 5?

    I think Balenciaga's Le Dix is often compared to No. 5 (with added violets).
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    Re: Has Serge Lutens Lost The Plot

    I would be more interested in Lutens if:

    1. He hadn't reformulated so many of his classics (MKK, Fumerie Turque, Iris Silver Mist, etc.).
    2. His current/most recent offerings were as good as his...
  8. Re: A Perfume For Your Favourite Movie Character

    Or maybe just Cumming.
  9. Re: A Perfume For Your Favourite Movie Character

    Muscs Koublai Khan
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    Re: What's Happening To Caron ?

    Yup.
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    Re: Mrs. Robinson?

    It's one of the first BN reviews of this scent. And I find it hilarious and wondrously narrative in equal measure.
  12. Re: Luckyscent's Astrological Guide to Fragrance

    Heeley's was the only rec for Librans that I can even tolerate.
  13. Re: Are there ulterior motives to the constant claims of reformulation?

    Precisely.
  14. Re: Luckyscent's Astrological Guide to Fragrance

    As a Libran, I (very calmly and diplomatically and impartially) call BS on this enterprise.
  15. Re: Are there ulterior motives to the constant claims of reformulation?

    Wow. The only time(s) I have ever spoken or heard about reformulations, it has been because a scent was, indeed, changed, and not for the better.

    Many of the scents I love have been reformulated...
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    Re: Top 10 Fragrance Reviewers I Can't Stand

    Do people actually watch Youtube reviews of perfume and/or take them seriously?
  17. Re: Which one fragrance did you want to love but hated

    Musc Ravageur. This one sounded so amazing from the initial description, plus I love anything musky and animalic. Unfortunately, all I got was a stickily sweet Cinnabon.
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    Re: Mrs. Robinson?

    Lutens' Rose de Nuit (yes, I know it wasn't around back then).

    As per my favorite review, ever:

    "Rose de Nuit is a fragrance that is really tricky to pull off, except if you are a...
  19. Re: How to decant 300mL of old formula Mugler cologne?

    Impressive work!
  20. Re: Please Recommend Me: Designer Body Odour, Rot, Sex, Fur

    Whoops--forgot Dusita's Oudh Infini.
  21. Re: Please Recommend Me: Designer Body Odour, Rot, Sex, Fur

    The very best animalic scents come from niche perfumers:

    Marlou L'Animal Sauvage and d'Ambiguite

    Lutens Muscs Koublai Khan

    Auphorie Mayura

    Papillon Salome
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st March, 2019

    Bois des Iles (for the nearly 30th day in a row).
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    Re: Smell like a rockstar?

    I find it interesting that Keith Richards wears Habit Rouge while Mick wears Cuir de Russie. Not exactly scents I think of in connection with rock and roll.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Bois des Iles extrait.
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    Re: Most worn in February 2019

    Easy one for me: CHANEL's Bois des Iles, pretty much each and every day.
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    I love the opening: a camphor-like shot of glorious lavender and other intense florals that reminds me briefly of the glories of Maai. This opening, unfortunately, is very short-lived and what comes...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th February, 2019

    Used to wear this one constantly!
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    Re: Non perfumista's views

    My young DIL said that Cuir de Russie smelled like her "grandma's old, dirty curtains."
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    Re: Female frags that mean something to you

    My mother wore only one perfume: Fleurs de Rocaille by Caron. In ways both good and bad, I can never, ever smell this scent without thinking of her.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th February, 2019

    CHANEL Bois des Iles--my new love.
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    Re: Only One Fragrance

    My current signature scent is Bois des Iles, but that could (and probably will) change after a few months.
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    Re: Best Rotting Flowers

    Lutens' Rose de Nuit also has a musty, decaying roses scent that is (according to me) quite beautiful.
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    Re: Best Rotting Flowers

    To me, the smell of 'stale vase water/wilted flowers' contains that indolic, tooth decay note that I find prominently featured in Oudh Infini, Musc Poudree, and Kama.

    I love that smell, but most...
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    Re: What is the happiest fragrance you know?

    Hahahaha! (Just the kind of perfume and people I stay away from.)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st February, 2019

    Yet another day of wearing my new fave: Bois des Iles parfum.
  36. Re: Vintage Fruity Chypres-Your Favorites, Your Thoughts

    Mitsouko (of course)
    Y
    Fille d'Eve by Nina Ricci
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    Re: What is the best Roja Dove to own?

    Diaghilev and Fetish are both pretty great.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th February, 2019

    CHANEL's Bois des Iles (vintage parfum).
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    So far, 2019 has been filled only with CHANEL. I just keep switching back and forth between Bois des Iles and Cuir de Russie.
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    Re: 10 Days of Guerlain

    Guerlain is an amazing house. Mitsouko and L'Heure Bleue are my absolute favorites.
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    Re: Enfleurage NYC Releases EDP's

    Any other impressions? (I used to love the cheesiness of Brooklyn Perfume Co.'s oud.)
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    Re: What are your most feared scrubbers?

    Yup. That one is definitely hideous.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th February, 2019

    And I'm in Bois des Iles for the foreseeable future.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th February, 2019

    Indeed!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Yup. A 1 oz bottle of the old stuff. It is DIVINE! I'm trying to dole it out only in medicinal-sized drops, but man, this stuff is good.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    It's definitely a deeper and 'rounder' scent than the current parfum, and the sandalwood is the main player; the aldehydes seem lessened. Plus, it lasts longer than the Les Exclusives version. What a...
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    Re: The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    Exactly.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I KNOW! I still can't believe he bought me this! It took me a day to work up the nerve to open it.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    My Valentine's present!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th February, 2019

    Curious what you think of this one? Is it worthy of the 5 stars that Luca gave it?
  51. Re: Perfumes you own that go AGAINST your usual sensibilities or scruples.

    Now I don't need to post anything, since grayspoole has expressed my sentiments better than I could have. "Bloop!" indeed.
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    Re: CHANEL Question

    Yes, I've had surprisingly good luck so far; my few "turned" vintage bottles have been Guerlains (surprisingly).
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th February, 2019

    Just curious which Areej le Dore this is.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    These last few posts made my day.
  55. Re: If you had to go through life with just three fragrances...

    All in vintage extrait:

    CHANEL Bois des Iles
    CHANEL Cuir de Russie
    Guerlain Mitsouko
  56. Re: If you had to go through life with just three fragrances...

    Very nice choices!
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    Re: CHANEL Question

    Thank you so much, Bonnette! I just spent some time on the website you mentioned and it was very helpful.
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    Re: CHANEL Question

    Oh, and I have no idea whether or not the gold portion is part of the cap or the bottle. :-(
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    Re: CHANEL Question

    Wow. This is really fascinating and highly detailed info--thank you!! (Dating Chanel bottles seems nearly impossible, thanks to a variety of factors, so this is very helpful.)
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    Re: CHANEL Question

    Thank you so much! Fantastic investigative work!
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    Wow! Diaghilev is pretty gorgeous. Any differences you notice between the Roja and the Bogue?
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    Re: CHANEL Question

    Do you know approximately how old either of these are?
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    CHANEL Question

    Does anyone know the approximate age of either of these bottles of Cuir de Russie?

    I've scoured BN and also Raiders of the Lost Scent, but can't find any definitive answer. The splash version with...
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Best Tuberose

    Totally forgot about some of these, especially Moon Bloom!
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    Poll: Re: Poll: Best Tuberose

    Rozy by Vero Profumo (it's definitely a tubeROSE fragrance).
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    Re: Which niche fragrance should I sample?

    Definitely LddM By Tauer.
  67. Re: Looking for something warm and dark to wear daily that performs well.

    CDG's Black is probably a little "darker" than you're looking for, but it's pretty warm and gorgeous, nonetheless
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th February, 2019

    Lucky lady!!
  69. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    Do you have this same experience with the EDC?
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    Re: Today I bought February 2019

    Another bottle of Y by YSL (vintage extrait).
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    It's definitely more rich and woody. It lasts somewhat better, too.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I SO hope it is! I'll report back.
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    Re: The Big Issue - Wearing The Other Gender ?

    Nicely put!
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    My only problem with limited editions like this is that if it's a scent I love, I'll never be satisfied with only one bottle, so I am less inclined to buy.
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    Yeah, it did seem weird to bother with samples when there were only 33 bottles to begin with.
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    You're totally welcome! I love telling BN about new stuff I've heard about, even if it means I might not get to buy a bottle myself. :-)
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    Yikes! (Did you get one?)
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    Re: Minty Iris Fragrances?

    +1 on this one.
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    Re: Your Life In 5 Fragrances

    Those Coty Sweet Earth compacts were incredible! I think I had one in every combination they made, but the "woods" one was the very best. This takes me back!
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Vintage Bois des Iles in EDT.
  81. Re: Clean, Natural Floral Fragrance Recommendations

    I need to sample these.
  82. Re: Repugnant Perfumes - The Vilest Fragrance You Ever Tried ?

    Oh, wow, I thought I was the only one who despised Coven. It is truly so similar to bitter, dank, rotting vegetation.
  83. Re: Repugnant Perfumes - The Vilest Fragrance You Ever Tried ?

    D'Ambiguite IS indeed a stinker. I'm a huge animalics fan, but I couldn't handle this one.

    I also cannot bear Eldo's Rien. And, of course, it lasts f-o-r-e-v-e-r.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I'm going whole hog on the vintage Bois des Iles thing. First the EDT and now the parfum. Sheeesh!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th February, 2019

    Oooh! I'd love to see what your cabinet looks like, post painting!

    (Wearing Bois des Iles on this cold, rainy morning.)
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    No joke!
  87. Re: New animal's for Zoologist: Dodo and Chameleon

    Chameleon sounds somewhat intriguing, although maybe a bit too fruity for me.
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    By rights (and by the sound of the notes), it should be. Did you buy a bottle, pluran? I keep deliberating back and forth about whether to risk a blind buy on this one.
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    Yay! I'd love to hear your thoughts when you get it!
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    I'm hoping some intrepid BN member has already ordered or sampled this one and can give us some feedback!
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    I only heard about it because I follow the Bogue FB page and he announced it on there today. I have no real sense for how this might smell, but some of those notes sound pretty gorgeous. Evidently...
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    Anyone tried this one?

    https://www.luckyscent.com/product/669031/07738-by-bogue-profumo
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th February, 2019

    OMG. I am snorting with laughter because this is SO TRUE!
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    Re: Best Releases of 2018

    Just be advised, if you get this on clothing, be prepared to smell it forever.
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    Re: Your Life In 5 Fragrances

    Wonderfully evocative descriptions here!
  96. Re: Have you ever bought a fragrance that wasn't printed right?

    Bought a vintage bottle of CHANEL's Cuir de Russie very cheaply because the label had been glued on at a rather rakish angle. (The stuff inside was great though!)
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Went a bit overboard this month and bought vintage bottles of YSL Y, Lutens Rose de Nuit, Chanel Cuir de Russie (EDT), and Bois de Iles (EDT).

    Eeek! Broke, but smelling divine.
  98. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    Bell Jar of pre-reformulation Rose de Nuit by Lutens.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th February, 2019

    Love Hasu-no-Hana!

    Wearing Bois des Iles (vintage EDT) today.
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Yup. This was pretty much my experience, as well.
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