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  1. Re: What is your favorite fragrance that is named with a number? One pick only!

    Definitely No. 19
  2. Re: Rose scent without tuberose, tea rose, patchouli or too much incense or powder??

    +1 for Une Rose
    Also, recently tried Hermes Galop. For me it was very rose centric.
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    Re: Opulent scents?

    First, Van Cleef and Arpels
    Diagilev, Roja Dove
    Knowing, Estee Lauder
    Black Gold, Ormonde Jayne
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    Re: Escentric 03 - Nice stuff!

    Thanks for posting this. I will be sampling soon.
  5. [USA] Re: CONUS, AdP, Chanel, YSL, Some Vintage, Some Cheapies

    Fall bump
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    Re: Le Labo Mousse de Chene 30

    This sounds really good.
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    Re: Van Cleef Arpels First Parfum vs EDP?

    Thanks, that was exactly what I was concerned about. I like parfum for when I am home, but it is a little much, (and much $$) for every day.
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    Re: A Primer on Chanel Cristalle

    I am not very good at descriptions, but having just sampled my vintage minis, the edp has much less brightness and green. It is more of a honeyed melon.
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    Van Cleef Arpels First Parfum vs EDP?

    I have a mini of a rather vintage Parfum formula of First. Would anyone be able to comment on the parfum compared to the EDP version? I know that sometimes they can be quite different. Thanks!
  10. [USA] Re: CONUS, AdP, Chanel, YSL, Some Vintage, Some Cheapies

    Bump
  11. Thread: House of Lubin

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    Re: House of Lubin

    This was super helpful. Thank you. Now, I want to try Itasca also!
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    Re: Today I bought July 2017

    Baldessarini
    Atelier Trefle Pur
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    Re: Most Undervalued Vintage Frags?

    I've found some amazing deals on
    Pheremone, Marilyn Miglin
    La Nuit, Paco Rabanne
    Signorrici
    and an almost full, awesome Ho Hang Club that I'm going to wear right now!
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    Re: 20% Off Summer Steal At Twisted Lily!

    Everything I wanted is sold out. Do they remove things from the sale? There are at least 15 frags marked as soldout. No fair.
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    Re: Today I bought June 2017

    Balenciaga L'Essence edp
    Tried a sample yesterday and had to buy it today.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    I bought some grand old cheapie favorites for summer- Davidoff Cool Water and VCA Tsar. Also CdG 2, a vintage Amazone and a blind buy of the new version of Balmain Ivoire.
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    Re: Vintage Perfume Hunting

    Thanks for posting. Seems that the author wrote a lot but said little that was convincing. I will trust my nose.
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    Re: What do Sales Assistants make?

    Whether the SA is congenial and well informed or a shark, the Department store owners care not. They are just hiring bodies who are willing to subsist on an archaic commission/ draw system that is...
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Just received half a can of YSL Rive Gauche. I have a stash of it, but this particular bottle is the oldest I have found. One spray, and it is still going strong 4 hours later. I am in heaven.
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    Re: Amber makes me feel nauseous

    And I thought it was just me! In general, heavy, sweet fragrances make me feel sick and headachy. I can't abide Shalimar and Tabu. My Mom wore Cinnabar and I had to open the windows when I visited.
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    Re: New Perfume Guide

    I am thrilled. Thank you!
  22. [USA] Re: CONUS, Rochas, AdP, Chanel, Some Vintage, Some Cheapies

    Spring Bump
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    Lorenzo Villaresi Vetiver

    Looking for a decant or partial bottle of Lorenzo Villaresi Vetiver.
    Thanks!
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    Re: Today I bought March 2017

    A split of Mancera Cedrat Boise ( it is a beast!)
    Vol de Nuit, Guerlain
    Samples of some vetivers
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    Fragrancenet 30% for the next 2 hours!

    Fragrancenet is 30% off a $50 puchase for the next 90 minutes.
    Or use code HMJC7 for $50 off a purchase of $150.
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    Re: My Monday morning Peaking troll.

    Very interesting. Yhank you.
    This link is the very wirst instance of trolling I had ever heard of. But what is fascinating is what happens when the writer Lindy West actually has a conversation with...
  27. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2017 thread

    I am hoping that someone will split:
    Commes des Garcons Black Pepper
    Arquiste Ella and/ or El
    Thank you!
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    Re: Help finding an herbal fragrance.

    I just purchased a vintage bottle of MPG Parfum d'Habit, and to my nose, seems very close to your description. Longevity is great.
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    Re: Chergui...Is It Just Me, Or...

    Isn't it a joy to find a fragrance that you adore? I'm so happy for you.
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    Re: what's your favorite dark rose scent?

    Hands down SL Rose de Nuit
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    Wanted: partial PG Papyrus de Ciane

    Please pm. Decant would be fine. Thank you.
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    Re: Vintage Guide: Perfumes CARON (1965-2015)

    Very helpful, thank you!
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    Re: Louis Vuitton parfume. September 2016

    Thanks for posting your thoughts, cacio. I've been very curious.
  34. Re: Stunning Perfume In An Orange Box - Any Ideas As To Which Perfume It Could Be ?

    That's what I thought. It certainly leaves a scent trail.
  35. Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? 2016 thread

    Is anyone planning a split of any of the new Chanel EDP? I would be interested in 31 Rue Cambon. Thanks.
  36. Re: Vetiver: Time for a new one. Narrowed down to a few specifics

    Definitely Malle Vetiver Extraordinaire. It's amazing.
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    Re: Found in an evening bag last used in 1952

    What a wonderful find, including the hanky and matches! You found a mini time capsule! Very cool.
  38. Re: Which Fragrances Do You Most Look Forward to Wearing Once the Weather Turns Really Cold?

    Yes, I can't wait to start wearing Derby, Santal Majescule, Cuir de Russie, and a new favorite, MPG Santal Nobile. I love it.
  39. Re: Vintage fragrances destroyed by reformulations

    I have a sample of the vintage Tabac Blonde that is amazing. The new smells like cheap dollar store car freshener. SO sad.
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    Re: Your number of wearings per day

    Yes, same here.I try to wear a "polite" understated one for work. Also, fragrances usually don't last long on me. By the time I get home from work I am definitely ready for something a bit more...
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    Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    I had an issue with the seller also. A couple of years ago I purchased a fragrance for a miraculous price. When item didn't arrive, contacted her. She kept saying it was on the way. Mind you I live...
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    Re: Most long lasting vetiver

    Duh. I completely forgot the one that made me fall in love with vetiver. It lasts seemingly forever on my skin. TDC Sel de Vetiver.
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    Re: Most long lasting vetiver

    Thanks for mentioning these. Vetiver is my favorite note, so I'm always looking for more. I have a decant of the Givenchy and love it. But I'm going to seek out these others also!
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    Re: Most long lasting vetiver

    My favorite is Sycomoreand Vetiver Pour Elle but the longest lasting for me is definitely Encre Noir.
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    Re: Are there good cheapies for women too?

    I absolutely love Encre Noir. So did my son. He adopted the bottle and it's now his signature fragrance. Darn it.
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    Re: Are there good cheapies for women too?

    I got a sample last year after you had mentioned it on another thread. I really liked it.
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    And I must say thank you. Aside from learning so much from The Guide, it has given me many good belly laughs. When I'm sick, I like to read something humorous- EF Benson 's "Lucia" series or David...
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Yes please!
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    I will miss them as well. The positive reviews were inspirational. But you were at your most witty when you wrote a negative one. I really enjoyed them!
  50. Thread: Aeon 001

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    Re: Aeon 001

    I was surprised to read this yesterday. I had just ordered a sample from Lucky Scent and haven't received it yet. On the LS website, they state that the perfumer wouldn't be revealed until all...
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    Re: The Perfumes that make you change your mind

    Fracas. The first time I tried it it smelled like a trashy, sweet dime store fragrance, to be honest. Now, I like it very much during the evening. It's not my style, but it's fun.
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    Re: 20 Years Ago I Was Wearing.

    I was wearing the dregs of my last bottle of Hermes Amazone. Then I started wearing CK One. But I never loved it.
  53. Re: Van Cleef and Arpels Tsar - Comparing vintage and current versions

    Thanks for posting this info. I have a mini of the vintage that is amazing. I have been wondering about the reformulations, especially since new bottles are so incredibly cheap. It's good to know...
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    Re: Are there good cheapies for women too?

    Thanks you for posting there threads. Wow. A treasure trove of new scents to explore. I've not even heard of many of them. But I do have a mini of Cialinga that I've never even opened.
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    Re: Are there good cheapies for women too?

    Wow, so many to explore. Thanks all. And keep them coming!
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    Are there good cheapies for women too?

    I like all fragrances, not just womens. And I have noticed that there are some excellent fragrances for men that are unbelievably cheap: Oscar Pour Lui, Tsar, Thallium Black, Dunhill Edition, Nautica...
  57. Re: BN members....What's your take on Parfums de Nicolai ? Good stuff or not so good ?

    cacio, it was listed as a masculine on the First in Fragrance website. I had read a comment on a blog review that said that it was still being sold there. (When I read it the 2nd time, I realized...
  58. Re: BN members....What's your take on Parfums de Nicolai ? Good stuff or not so good ?

    Hi all, I recently got a sample of LA Vie de Chateau and I really love it. I was all ready to take the plunge, but can only find the Intense version. It's not in the BN directory. Has anyone tried...
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    Re: Does anyone wear vintage ONLY?

    There are very few modern fragrances that give me the thrill and ummph of a vintage. I would say that I wear vintage 75-80% of the time. I put it on before work and by the time I get there, if I am...
  60. Re: Fragrance Flashback....30 Years ago I was wearing????

    That was a GREAT scent. I loved it. And the nottle was beautiful. I have a vintage minis, but it seems to have degraded a bit.
  61. Re: Fragrance Flashback....30 Years ago I was wearing????

    I was giving people headaches by over spraying Coco Chanel. I was also still loving Hermes Amazone and Gucci III.
  62. Re: What new releases have you smelled that are FB worthy?

    I really wish that I could appreciate No. 5. I've tried every permutation and just can't wear it. But when I can find L'Eau, I'm going to give it another go!
  63. What new releases have you smelled that are FB worthy?

    I've been wearing/ studying a lot of vintage fougeres this summer and wonder what is new and great in the past few months. Is there anything new that you think is full bottle worthy? Do you think any...
  64. Re: Please help me put a year to my vintage? Balmain Vent Vert

    Wow, I can't help you with a date (is that a batch code on the bottom of the bottle?) but, wow what a find. You are so lucky! Great find!
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    Re: Aug 2016 - Today I bought (vintages only)

    Thank you for your impressions. I have a different version of eau. Now you've inspired me to want to find one of yours! I wore Pour Homme today as homage to the house.
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    Re: What Are Your Favourite Vintage Chypres?

    Rochas Mystere has always been my go to. I wore it in the 80's and now am hoarding my last bottle. Vintage Cabochard is also a favorite, and I wear No. 19 a lot. And for summer Balmain de Balmain is...
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    Re: Aug 2016 - Today I bought (vintages only)

    Wow. Nice! 2 Bottles of Patou is excellent! How is it? I would love to hear your impressions. And what year do you think that they are?

    I found a great deal on a half full bottle of Lauder for...
  68. Re: What type of fragrance would you like to see added to Chanel Les Exclusifs line?

    I don't have a particular note that I would like Chanel to do, but something majestic and dark would be nice. With take-no-prisoners longevity!
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    Received my vintage Fidgi edt yesterday. I absolutely am in love. Fabulous longevity too.
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    Re: Let's post some vintage fragrance pics

    Wow. Just, wow.
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    Re: Which One of the Les Exclusifs is the Best?

    1. Sycomore
    2. Cuir de Russie
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    Re: Must have /classics

    And if you are interested in trying some classics that aren't vanilla, I would recommend
    Guerlain Derby
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Caron Yatagan
    Rive Gauche Pour Homme
    Azzaro ...
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    Re: NEW : D.S.Durga - Radio Bombay

    I love the name, and it sounds great to me. But copper?
  74. Fragrance with Urine Top Notes and Antifreeze anyone?

    http://www.allure.com/beauty-trends/blogs/daily-beauty-reporter/2016/05/counterfeit-perfume-arrests.html

    What I do not understand is why antifreeze and urine? Color?
  75. Re: when does this morph from being a hobby to an obsession?

    I have definitely crossed over from "I like fragrance" into reading, researching and hunting down scents. It does occupy a lot of my free time. So, yes, I would say it's an obsession, but not to the...
  76. Re: What would be the perfume equivalent of a YSL "Le Smoking" suit?

    In vintage, Magie Noir. It's dark, dramatic and sexy in an ambiguous way. For current, it would be Onda or puredistance M.
  77. Re: is there a list of frags that from being discontinued or reform'ed has drove the original priceu

    Just about anything by Guerlain or Christian Dior also.
  78. Re: Name The Vintage Fragrances You Are Lucky To Have

    Guerlain Vetiver Pour Elle
    Mystere, Rochas
    Diorella and Miss Dior, Houndstooth
    VCA First
    Diorissimo (pour le sac sprayer, in box and full)
    Rive Gauche
    Chanel No. 19 parfum
    Chanel No. 19 edp x2...
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    Re: Leather Suggestions?

    Estee Lauder Azurre. It's great. Plus, another plus one for Bandit.
  80. Re: Today's Wish List...Your Top Three Desired Scents

    It's been so much fun to read all of your lists! A few almost change my list, but I will stick to my original wish:
    If I won the lottery:
    -Antonia, Pure Distance
    -Rose de Nuit, Lutens
    -Diaghilev,...
  81. Re: What perfume did you ladies get matched up with? (Quiz inside)

    I totally agree! No coffee, no match! I am "classical" also, and got "Beautiful". Have never tried it, have you? I do love Azurre by Lauder, however....
  82. Re: Does anyone recognise my Great Grandmother's favourite perfume?

    Wow, you folks are awesome!
    And senstar, thanks for posting the beautiful photo of your Great Grandmother. It's lovely to think that you still have her fragrance!
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    Re: Your top 3 list 80ies scents.

    Derby
    Gucci III
    Estee Lauder Knowing

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    Off topic but you may find it interesting. Bijan the man once walked into a restaurant at which I was a maitre d'i. This was 1996,...
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    Re: Sarah Vaughn Wore......

    Great photo. I love Sarah Vaughn. Thanks for this!
  85. Re: Haven't you worked out that not every perfume suits you?

    Her comment does strike me a more than a little catty.
    Nonperfume people really do think that you find one fragrance and wear it your whole life.
    If I wore only what matched my persona, I would...
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    Re: Luca Turin AMA! Ask your question here!

    I really enjoy your comparisonstay of fragrance and music. Who is your favorite composer these days? What are you listening to? And who would be the perfumer most like J.S. Bach?
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    Re: Masque L'Attesa: One Iris To Rule Them All.

    Thank you!
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    Re: Luca Turin AMA! Ask your question here!

    And what do you think of Aventus?
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    Re: Luca Turin AMA! Ask your question here!

    Thanks so much for doing this, Dr. Turin. Do you think that your writings have at all influenced the industry? Do you think that they have tried to impove the quality of their offerings and treat...
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    Re: Masque L'Attesa: One Iris To Rule Them All.

    Thanks for sharing this. I am intrigued by Romanza especially. Does anyone know who will be selling it in the US? But the Masque blurb? Hate that kind of stuff, personally.
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    Re: What are you favourite Chanels?

    Far and away #1 is No. 19. Then
    -Sycomore
    -Cuir de Russie
    -Cristalle edt
    -Bois des Isles
    -28 La Pausa but it disappears really quickly on my skin
    -Pour Monsieur
    I can't wait for Boy Chanel to...
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    Re: Best fragrance for rainy days.

    I like an iris, personally. Iris Silver Must often fits the bill. But today I needed Mitsouko.
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    Re: Vintage Offers You Couldn't Refuse

    I do the same with vintage Magie Noir. I can't help myself. I never, ever want to be without it. I would do the same with Patou Pour Homme if I had an unlimited budget. My best score was an almost...
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    Re: Fragrances you keep going back and forth on

    Parfum Nicolai Number One Intense. I thought it was love but it was just a fling.
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    Re: New Chanel Exclusif: Boy Chanel (2016)

    I love men's fragrances and hate the concept of male vs female. Pour Homme is one of my favorites. I'm really looking forward to this.
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    Re: Good Read on Aldehydes!

    That was interesting! Thank you for posting!
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    Thank you. This makes me happy. Just finished "Duft notes ". I love to read your writing.
  98. Re: what are your thoughts on karl lagerfeld fragrances??

    +1 kl
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    Re: Backup bottle worthy...

    I have back ups of my absolute favorite fragrances that have been reformulated into shadows of their former selves:
    Rive Gauche femme
    Diorissimo
    Miss Dior
    Amazone
    Mystere Rochas
    Magie Noir...
  100. Re: One vintage that you can't (or would not want to) live without

    Mystere de Rochas
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