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  1. Thread: Milan - IT

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    Re: Milan - IT

    About the CALE store - while their own brand is kinda lackluster - the store also carries several great niche lines like Jovoy, Majda Bekkali, Marc Buxton, Clive Christian, Humierci & Graef, Les Nez,...
  2. US Only: Niche, Indie and Fun Stuff for Sale

    For Sale (US Only)

    Costume National Homme -100ml 75% - $55
    Creed Ambre Cannelle - 75ml - 100% unsprayed - $250 (or best reasonable offer)
    Creed Cypres Musc Private Collection - 250ml - 100%...
  3. I discovered Roullier White based on a...

    I discovered Roullier White based on a recommendation when I was in London in October - glorious store http://notablescents.net/2013/11/07/european-trip-2013-day-9-london/

    When you go back - check...
  4. Re: "Hi Haters" - Your guilty pleasure scent that you have no shame in sharing!!

    Benetton Colors - my first fragrance from high school - still wear it and love it
  5. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I don't know if I posted this here - but I interviewed Josh Lobb of Slumberhouse a few months ago - http://notablescents.net/2012/04/27/interview-with-josh-lobb-slumberhouse/
  6. Re: Finally got to see what all the hype is about with Creed

    Make sure that SA databases you - puts your information into her computer. There will be a grand opening of a new CREED section in the next month or so - and supposedly Oliver Creed will be there...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Bond no.9 Manhattan

    You can see a picture of the bottle in part 2 of my wrapup from Elements - http://notablescents.net/2012/08/27/elements-showcase-part-2-launches-interesting-products/
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 26, 2012

    Serge Lutens Chene
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    Re: Slumberhouse Pear + Olive

    I am pretty sure the title reference to Olive is Olive Blossom or Olive Leaf and not actually Olive.
  10. Thread: Cafe Rose

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    Re: Cafe Rose

    Smelled Cafe Rose when I was in NYC for Elements.. I REALLY like it. Granted, I am a Fordie, but it's definitely worth a test.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshalls, TJ Maxx, Ross, etc. Vol. 3

    I hope the Bond I Live NY For Her is the 100ML size.. or else it costs more than retail 50 ML = $105, 100 ML = $175
  12. Re: The difference between spraying fragrance up close, or far away? How far do you spray it?

    I like 3-4 inches a way so there is a good bit of diffusion. I don't like having a "puddle" :)
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    Re: most long lasting Killian

    Except for the Asian tales.. all of the Killian fragrances last more than 6 hours. I think it's better to choose your favorite based on your preference and not solely on longevity. Rose Oud lasts...
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    Re: Elements Showcase

    Oud was not omnipresent.. surprisingly. Actually.. I am trying to remember if any of the new launches were oud based.. and am coming up blank.
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    Re: Osswald Parfumerie New York?

    Darn.. I missed it by two days.. definitely will need to visit next time I am up there.
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    Re: The "Panty Dropper"

    So I am going to revive this thread.. tonight, I wore Honore des Pres Vamp A NY - A STRONG tuberose/floral .. that projects. I had two chicks totally try to get up on me. If that's not a panty...
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    Elements Showcase

    So who all went? What do you think?

    Here is my wrapup - http://notablescents.net/2012/08/24/elements-showcase-wrapup-august-2012-edition-touch-nyigf/
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    Re: Help pick Vetiver frag

    I myself am not a fan of Vetyver.. but there are two that interest me.

    For a modern, cleaner take - Tom Ford Grey Vetiver.

    If you are a fan of MFK Absolue Pour le Soir and want a vetyver with...
  19. Thread: Eight & Bob ??

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    Re: Eight & Bob ??

    I think these are packaged like a book - I saw it while I was in NYC last week. Can't remember what it smelled like.. which means it was either bad or boring.
  20. Thread: Lavender scent

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    Re: Lavender scent

    Caron Pour Un Homme Impact.. strongly recommended.
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    Re: Kokorico: very underrated/overlooked?

    I was in Europe last year when it first launched and was REALLY excited about it - loved the bottle. Then I skin tested it and the longevity was just crap... barely an hour or two. I thought it was...
  22. Re: Photos of Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluide (the notes are quit interesting)

    I got my hands on a bottle of this and plan to post my first ever YouTube video review about it on Thursday. The scent is REALLY good.. especially considering its a mainstream release. Strong...
  23. Thread: IUNX longevity

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    Re: IUNX longevity

    The store is worth visiting - if only to sniff the motion activated paper flower testers. Probably the coolest instore testing mechanism next to the Frederic Malle chambers.
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    Re: Viva linearity!

    Tom Ford Tobacco Vanille is a lovely linear scent on my skin.. that lasts forever.
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    Re: Christian Dior private line - ones

    Since you like TV and MR.. I am going to guess you dont mind dark, evil, intense and sweet..

    Leather Oud and Eau Noire are worth checking out
    Mitzah is really nice also

    The is a new oud coming...
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    Re: XERJOFF OUD STARS: Our first review is in!

    Out of sheer curiosity, I called the store (thank God for 9cents a minute international long distance) - and Alexandra is surprisingly reasonably priced at 250 pounds ~ 375 .. which for a Xerjoff...
  27. Re: Indiscrète by Technique Indiscrète, anyone?

    It is a great scent perfectly wearable by a man or a woman. I bought a bottle at Sens Unique when I was in Paris last year.

    One warning - do NOT place orders through the Libertin...
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    Re: Kerosene Fragrances, Honest Opinions?

    I got a sample pack of Kerosene scents from MIN and have been testing them to write for my blog. On first sniff, I am impressed by the depth and development of the majority of them. There is one...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Slumberhouse Norne

    Norne is an amazing scent - unlike anything I've smelled before. It smells really expensive.. if any other line would have put this out - it would have easily been over $300.
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    Re: Black afghano wth

    Thats what I love about this message board - everyone has their own opinion, are not afraid to express it and do not ridicule each other.

    Black Afgano is close to my holy grail - dark, evil and...
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    Re: Kerosene frags?

    Try their concierge sample service.. really quick turnaround and a fair price for samples.
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    Re: Spicebomb smells EXACTLY like ......

    If you put the top notes of Eau de Baux on top of Viktor & Rolf Antidote .. you got Spicebomb.

    I think Spicebomb is a good mainstream fragrance but not as strong/interesting as Flowerbomb (or...
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    Re: What are you buying next ?

    Nez a Nez Ambre a Sade
    Providence Perfume Company Cocoa Tuberose
    Slumberhouse Norne
    Slumberhouse Baque
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    Re: Black Afgano a good buy ?

    Dark, resinous, syrupy, evil, intense, projection monster, long lasting.. a signature fragrance for me and a holy grail. One of two fragrances that i have back up bottles of (the other is Guerlain...
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    Re: Guerlain: Elixir Charnel Gourmand Coquin

    LOngevity is superior - I get more than 8 hours on my skin.. but for a fragrance at this price point (~$260), you have to skin test it.

    I've heard this one is being discontinued.

    IT's funny...
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    Re: Looking to buy my 1st Creed!!

    IT depends on what scents / notes you like the most..
    If you want:
    classic ultra masculine power house - Bois du Portugal
    a tropical cocktail - Virgin Island Water
    a modern fruity - Aventus...
  37. These are legitimate. They were present at the...

    These are legitimate. They were present at the Elements Showcase. Marriage Equality is quite good.
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    Re: Kalimantan by Chantecaille

    Maybe its just my skin - but after the top notes fade away - about 10 minutes, Kalimantan goes pure skank on me - with a bit of cumin and oud. I don't know if its just my chemistry but the smell...
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    Aramis Surface - Anything like this

    A friend of mine loves Aramis Surface - but its been discontinued and is getting hard to find. What are some other similar fragrances that I can recommend to him?
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    Looking for Aramis Surface

    I am looking for a bottle of Aramis Surface as a gift for a friend. Does anybody have one they would like to sell me?
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    Re: Chanel Pour Monsieur or the Concenree ?

    I've worn the Concentree version since college (1991) and have been through a few bottles over they year. When I started getting heavily into fragrances, I got a sample of the EdT/Original from...
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    Re: Interested in trying Amber's....

    For an amazing discounted amber, hunt for the discontinued Kiehl's Amber roll-on - cheap and powerful.. lasts more than 12 hours..
  43. Re: Cruise - Grand Cayman / Cozumel / Honduras / Puerto Costa - Any Fragrance Stops ?

    ** Bump **

    Any ideas?
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    Mugler website down?

    I was trying to put in the codes for the Pure Shot I received.. and noticed www.mugler.com is down. Has anyone else noticed this?
  45. Re: Bond No.9's Harrod's Oud without crystals. (Pictures)

    Is Harrod's Oud/Swarovski (http://www.bondno9.com/shop/limited-edition/view/harrods-swarovski-limited-edition) the same as Bond SIgnature...
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    Re: New Artisan parfumeur - Séville à l'aube

    Expect this to be something special.. some amazing people are involved with it.
  47. Re: Caron Impact Pour un Homme - Nowhere to find?

    I just bought a bottle of it from the Caron boutique in NYC .. hard to find the boutique.. but its quite beautiful.
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    Re: Illuminum Haute Perfume

    The Illuminum line was on display at Elements last week. I skin tested the Black Musk and must say while its a tad linear - it is one of the strongest most tenacious juices I've ever experienced. ...
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    Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Layering

    Amber Absolute and Purple Patchouli together gets me a lot of compliments.
  50. Re: Who uses their classiest scents as room spray?

    I have a fragrance from Base - Sand that started off as a cologne and then I used it as room spray and now its a cologne again. Amazing stuff.
  51. Cruise - Grand Cayman / Cozumel / Honduras / Puerto Costa - Any Fragrance Stops ?

    I will be taking a family cruise at the end of March and was wondering if there were any fragrance/perfume places of interest that I should look for along the way.

    Here are the stops:
    Georgetown...
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    Re: The best of...Miller Harris

    I spent over an hour in the London boutique smelling everything and narrowed it down to two - L'air de Rien and Rose en Noir (which is exclusive to Liberty.) I slept on both - literally - and ended...
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    Re: Dior exclusives or Chanel exclusives

    From Dior, I own and love Leather Oud, Eau Noire and Mitzah. I am on the fence about buying Patchouli Imperiale. I really like Granville and Bois Dargent.

    From Chanel Exclusifs, I own...
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    Re: Tom Ford Amber Absolute

    One of the first Private Blends I bought.. still love it and wear often. Often layer it with Purple Patchouli.. for an intoxicating cocktail that always gets compliments.
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    Re: My first trip to Barneys

    @mikeperez23 - I totally agree with you.. Miami/South Beach should have a full Barneys. The Co-op store at Aventura was kinda pathetic with two bottles and the CoOp on Lincoln has no frags...
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    Re: What is the better smelling Amber?

    AMbre Precioux was an almost buy for me when I was in Paris.. I will probably get it the next time I am there. Amber Absolute is quite special also. Honestly, for the money and quality, Kiehl's...
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    Re: My first trip to Barneys

    Look for Andy at Barney's Chicago.. great SA.. very sweet and incredibly knowledgeable. I flew to Chicago for a gig last year and planned an afternoon around going to Barneys. In addition to...
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    Re: Recommandations on where/how to buy Derby !

    I second the vote to work with the Vegas boutique. Their service is beyond superior. Every single interaction I have had with them has been amazing. I wouldn't buy Guerlain anywhere else but...
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    Re: Scent Intense - Costume National

    Duke - You cant compare Scent Intense and Homme from CN - two completely different fragrances. Homme is a spicebomb - distinct, woodsy and powerful. My friend Victoria at eaumg.net describes it as...
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    Re: Amouage - different bottle design

    This is going to sound really silly - but how far is Manchester from London? Is there a train or tube way to get into the city? The Amouage boutique in London is absolutely amazing.. and if I were...
  61. Re: There is somewhat of a "cologne competition" going on at my school. What should I wear tomorrow?

    Dags - Do you live in the US? If so, PM me your mailing address and I will send you some samples of stuff that will show your friends who is boss. I kinda think this might be a fun project for all...
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    Re: We are goin' to Paris!

    Agreed Canuck.. but skip the Chanel boutique.. unless your Asian, the sales associates will ignore you.
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    Re: We are goin' to Paris!

    Here is my write up of three days in Paris - http://www.basenotes.net/threads/285920-Paris-Fragrance-Shopping-Excrusion

    In addition to all of your favorite houses.. I would strongly recommend both...
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    Re: I like Tom of Finland. Do you?

    @Gerard Butler - I am sorry if you are scarred by hypermasculine sexualized cartoons. I am sure by now you've seen worse graphic depictions of the female form during your time surfing the net. I...
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    Re: Chamade by Guerlain

    Chamade Pour Homme was one of my goals for my recent Paris trip and I purchased it at the Guerlain boutique on the Champs Elysees. Definitely one of my favorites. The smell reminds me of the old...
  66. Thread: Slumberhouse

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    Re: Slumberhouse

    I got my package of 8 samples in the mail on Saturday (Vikt, Flou, Rume, Grev, Brosse, Jeke, Ore, Sana) .. and am feeling overwhelmed.. I think I like every single one of them. I am going to take my...
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    Re: Boxeuses - Serge Lutens

    Way to revive a thread.. this is one of two non-export SL that I picked up in Paris.. the other being Rahat Loukum. Its a very nice modern leather, sweet with fruit yet refined. Cuir Mauresque is...
  68. Re: Since Montale was running its own little scam job...

    I'm just curious, who is it who's keen on North African rent boys?

    ** Dunno, I'm partial to British and French ones myself.
  69. Re: Europe: An Embarrassment of Riches in Men's Frags

    If she is well endowed.. must be a really good tuck.
  70. Re: Thank you to the Men of BaseNotes....here's what I got....

    So you dropped more than $3000 in one day? That's hardcore.
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    Re: Tom Ford Tuscan Leather

    I have to be honest.. I am a Fordie.. I own about 11 of the Private Blends - loving all of them. Tuscan Leather and Oud Wood are two that I have just never gotten into or liked. To me, it smells...
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    Re: Men's Rose based scent..

    I have been on a rose quest myself .. and have it narrowed down to four.. two that I own, and two that I am considering strongly for 2012.

    Lyric Man - bought while on vacation at the amouage...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 online service.

    From the company's perspective - flat rate shipping makes it easier on them, not having to cost out every single order. It also insures a profit to be made. There is also the issue of local...
  74. Re: Rose 31 - Iso - E- Super Chemical Note Spoils The Party

    Rose 31 has been on my to buy list for a while and I finally bit the bullet as a birthday gift to myself. I wanted a rose that wasn't TOO femme or pretty. I liked the idea of the spicey rose and...
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    Re: Tom Ford Bois Rouge. Discontinued?

    All of those have been discontinued. You can still find them at outlets.. I was at the Orlando Prime/Premium Outlets and saw several of the discontinued Private Blends at the Company Stores.
  76. Re: News: P&G president wants to dominate the world.

    I thought I heard that Jean Patou was sold to Korean investors.
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    Re: Viktor and Rolf's Antidote

    I bought it before I dove headfirst into fragrance.. and I still wear it. Its brisk and creative but not over powering. Its one of the few bottles in my collection that are nearly half empty.....
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    Re: • D&G channeling TOM FORD •

    My friend just spotted these at the Saks 5th Avenue in Bal Harbor (South Florida) and called me. I asked her to grab me some samples.. the resinous wood.. and figgy vetiver both sound interesting.
  79. Re: New Fragrances: Byredo Oud Immortel and Accord Oud

    I recently picked up Oud Immortelle. I brought it to the mall to smell against the Immortelle frag at Occitane.. I liked the Byredo but never went for the full bottle. I wasnt impressed initially...
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    Re: Francis Kurkdjian in Houston?

    Why the hating on FK? I would love to meet him.. absolutely love to... Absolue Pour Le Soir is a masterpiece.

    And it looks official ...
  81. Re: Do you tell people what you're wearing when they ask?

    I always tell them.. and will even offer to spray them if they would like (a normally carry a small travel atomiser of what I am wearing.)

    Honestly, as a DJ, I often get people asking me what song...
  82. Re: So here's my big complaint about Guerlain's Tonka Imperiale...

    @Partario - Nordstrom now stocks this. Check their website and see if they ship international.
  83. Re: Cuire Beluga VS Tonka Imperiale VS Lumiere Noire

    Seeing as these are well over $100 per bottle - you really should get samples .. even through The Perfumed Court - before you commit.

    The first two are both lovely Guerlain gourmands - I have both...
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    Re: What Scent Would Neo From the Matrix Wear?

    Creed Acier Aluminum -- cold, metallic and lasts just under 2 hours :)
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    Re: Chocolate colognes

    If you want to smell like the most expensive milk chocolate ever.. try Guerlain Gourmand Coquin.
  86. Re: new year eve 2012 what fragrance are you wearing.

    I am spinning New Years Eve at Play Dance Bar in Nashville, TN -- SO EXCITED.

    This is the shirt I am wearing - http://img198.imageshack.us/img198/649/robertgraham.jpg

    And I will most likely be...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: December 2011

    The last of my birthday gifts are arriving.. some I bought for myself and others gifts from others. In the mail today:

    Byredo Oud Immortelle
    Tom Ford Santal Blush
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    Re: So whats the deal with CK Shock YAY or NAY ?

    I really like it and bought a bottle as a split with someone. Reminds me of a more mature/modern Joop.. strong and sweet .. very energizing. For fun, spray some on one wrist and Creed ORiginal...
  89. Re: Companies that ship to the US from Europe and companies that don't.

    This is weird.. the Serge Lutens site had a US sales page the last time I checked - maybe 3 months ago.

    There are certain bottles that are non-export which are only sold from the Salon store but...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Armani Prive Cuir Noir

    I finally got to try all three of the Orient Exclusives when I was in Paris last last month. All three are really nice. All three would be worth owning. At the price though - it gives you a second...
  91. New Article Posted - Reviews of six fragrances for fall/winter

    I am so excited that my second fragrance article has been published in OMG magazine. The print version should be out this week and it's online now. I wrote up six fragrances to expose mainstream...
  92. Re: Cree Bois du Portugal or Parfums Nicolai New York?

    Bois du Portugal is a true powerhouse and one of my favorite fragrances that I constantly go back to. If you find that it is too strong for you - dig up a sample of Tom Ford Private Blends Bois...
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    Re: Most wearable immortelle?

    Occitane Immortelle de Corse - sure if you only want it to last 20 minutes on your skin <grin>

    I love Eau Noire - but it is not for those with delicate sensibilities - it is a powerhouse with...
  94. Re: L'instant de Guerlain Extreme - Limited Edition?

    Considering the hassles I went through to have a box of fragrance shipped to the US from London - 55 Euros doesn't sound that out of line. First, it has to be sent via fedex or ups - as...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    Creed Royal Delight flacon.. one that I have always wanted but kept putting it on the back burner. Now that its going back in the vault - I figured it was my last chance to grab it at a...
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    Re: BN9 Swarovski Limited Edition

    I am guessing that it must be available only through the Bond store in NYC for the US. I was at Saks today at Bal Harbour, showed the Bond representative this thread and he said it was exclusive it...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    I succumbed to Black Friday..

    Tom Ford Extreme (at Saks 5th Avenue - got a $25 gift card AND a jeweled atomizer which I filled with Bond NY Amber)

    Chantecaille Kalimantan - guys check this one...
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    Re: BN9 Swarovski Limited Edition

    Just to be clear - the Bond that y'all are talking about is Bond Number 9 Signature in the gold bottle
    http://www.bondno9.com/shop/eau-de-parfum/downtown/view/bond-no-9-signature-perfume
    and not ...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    So - I went to Nordstrom's today and was deciding between Chantecaille Kalimanti and Diptyque 34... ended up with the Diptyque since the other was out of stock... will probably get that CK just...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Memo Shams

    I picked up Shams when I was in Paris. The amazing Killian salesperson gave me a little tour of the store and recommended it.. he nailed it on the head. Peppery oud with amber.. very strong and it...
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