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    Re: SotD - Thursday the 29th of July

    Starting my day in 180 Ans de Creation, one of the LE Guerlains, from a generous testing sample. It's simply beautiful.
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday the 28th of July

    SotE is Guerlain's Boise Torride, from the 'pass the fragrance' daisy chain that's going around. (I am currently testing the exclusive Guerlain package...heaven!). I love this. Of course it has to...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday the 28th of July

    Oops! I also replied to the Tuesday SotD! See what happens when it's not locked? :tongue:
    Anyway, today I'm in Laila by Geir Ness. Apparently, the scent of Norway! A little more white floral...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 July

    Ha ha! YES, this happens to me often. My watch is often unintentionally sprayed, and the band holds onto scents like nobody's business!
    Toay I'm in Laila, by Geir Ness. A little too much white...
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    Re: What Would You Do?

    I would definitely keep it! Forget the eBay or present thing. I would also leave it unopened. As it is it makes for a marvelous mystery. Opening it takes away from that. And what a fun story to...
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    Re: Your top 5 Serge Lutens frags

    I love Serge! I should have a bumper sticker...

    Un Bois Vanille
    Chergui
    Santal Blanc (a new favorite and on my wishlist)
    Five O'Clock Au Gigembre
    Rahat Loukhoum (love me my gourmands!)
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, 26 July 2010

    Yesterday was Vol du Nuit, which lasted all day, but, unfortunately, is not for me. Loved the base notes, but the opening and heart were just too 'old lady' (and no offense to any kickin' old ladys...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game Part 2

    U for Un Jardin Sur le Nil
  9. Re: Two discontinued perfumes decants to pass around to 15 members, international okay

    I'd LOVE to participate. Thank you for your generosity.
  10. Thread: Best Sillage

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    Re: Best Sillage

    I completely agree. It can cause respiratory arrest if you are in an elevator with a fan!
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    Re: Do you have Special Fragrances...

    Hilarious!
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    Eau Mega by Viktor and Rolf

    Did not see listed. Please add! Thanks
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    Re: Today I sampled...July 2010 edition

    2 days ago I went with my mom to sniff at Nieman's. We eventually landed in the Guerlain boutique, with a lovely, knowledgeable SA. It was SO much fun. I am now officially in love with Tonka...
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, 25 July 2010

    Today I'm testing a classic classic, Vol de Nuit vintage parfum (a sample from a friend) for this cold San Francisco morning. It's a little sharp, so far, but I have hope for a softening of the...
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday, 24 July 2010

    Today I'm in Farmacia SS Annunziata's Vaniglia del Madagascar as my SOTD.
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    Re: SotD Friday 23 July

    Today I'm in New Haarlem by Maurice Roucel. I love the coffee notes in it.
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    Re: Guerlain Tokyo , Moscou and New York

    Yes! I just tested these yesterday at the Guerlain Boutique in Nieman's SF. I loved Moscou especially.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20 July 2010

    I'm borrowing my mother's Courtesan (by Worth, which I gave her as a gift some time back.. :wink:). I'm visiting her in San Francisco and it's perfect for this cool, foggy morning.
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 19th of July

    Thanks! A very unusual bottle!
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 19th of July

    To my chagrin I don't know what that fragrance is. ?? Congratulations, though, sophi!!
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 19th of July

    Today I'm enjoying 06130's Lentisque. It's a beautiful fragrance with floral notes in the heart which I usually don't care for, but this is very subtle. It has NO sillage, which is fine, but not...
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    Reminiscence Do Re and Mi Fa

    These are missing...:happy: Thanks.
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    Re: S o t D Sunday 18 July 2010

    SotE is Reminiscence Do Re. I love gourmands and this one has a lot of almond in it. To me, it's wonderful.
  24. Re: What typically female scent would you not like on a man & vice versa?

    I don't believe in such boundaries, really, but I'll admit that I personally wouldn't like to smell like original POLO.
    And for a man, I agree with Zibeline. Pink Sugar might be a little tough. ...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays

    Ha! It seems I will be in New Haarlem next Friday. I love the coffee note in it.
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays

    I'm totally down for Maurice Roucel. It will give me a great chance to become familiar with which fragrances he's created. It seems he has created many masterpieces. :smiley:
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    Re: S o t D Sunday 18 July 2010

    Happy Happy Birthday, Lovethescents (great name)!!
    Today I'm testing Laurence Dumont Vanille Patchouli. It's a nice blend of both but has only lasted 3 hours. :tongue:
    Time for something else....
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    E is for Eau Parfumee au The Vert Extreme by Jean-Claude Ellena. A favorite.
  29. Re: Any NEW sea/salty/beachy scents out or coming for summer.???

    I just found a review of this fragrance on NST. It does not sound oceanic or beachy, but it sounds like a fragrance that's right up my alley! Must try....
  30. Re: Any NEW sea/salty/beachy scents out or coming for summer.???

    This sounds delightful and interesting. I'm on the lookout.
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    Re: L'Artisan perfumes

    How convenient that there is much about Jour de Fete in this thread, because I am sampling it today. I DO find it comforting, perhaps BECAUSE of that Play Doh note. (I'm so happy to smell that,...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 17th of July

    Today I'm testing Jour de Fete by L'Artisan. I really like it, but it's not lasting very long...I may have to apply the entire 1 ml sample...?? :undecided:
  33. Re: SotD - Friday the 16th of July (Synchronized Guerlain Day)

    Ack! No Guerlain. I sprayed on Costume National 21 without thinking, but I do smell marvelous.
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    Re: favorite jo malone?

    Dark Amber and Ginger Lily. I'd get a full bottle of that. I also LIKE Nutmeg and Ginger (I love the ginger note), Lime, Basil and Mandarin, Nectarine Blossom and Honey, and Blue Agave and Cacao. ...
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    Re: S O T D Thursday 15 July 2010

    SotA is an old standby, feel-good scent for me. IPDF's Vaniglia del Madagascar.
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    Re: Which rose-dominant scents have good longevity?

    Have you tried Ayala Moriel's Roses et Chocolat? Longevity is medium-long (whatever that means!) on me. I think it's great, though I'm not a big fan of rose scents (must be the chocolate). Anyway,...
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    Re: S O T D Thursday 15 July 2010

    Today I'm trying Bond no. 9...Bleecker Street on the Right (Love it), Saks Fifth Ave. for Her on the Left (Hate it).
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    Re: SotD Wednesday the 14th of July

    The Elle did not work...turned sour on my skin after a wonderful 30 minutes. It's been scrubbed off and I've got on a single spritz of Bois de Paradis.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday the 14th of July

    Testing (again) YSL Elle today. Had to wear something French, mais oui?
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 13 July

    I don't know why because it's completely inappropriate given that it's daytime and hot as heck, but I put on Tom Ford Black Orchid for men. For me this is as an evening fragrance. And it must be an...
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    Re: Brands Present In Your Collection

    I'm a little chagrined to admit that I'm such a niche-freak. None of the big houses are represented well, if at all, in my relatively small collection.
    This is a great reality check to remind me...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 12th July, 2010

    Today I'm in Bvlgari Eau Parfumee au The Vert Extreme. Very refreshing for what is to be another scorcher...:(
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday July 11, 2010

    Today I'm back in Ava Luxe 'Milk.' I think I'm addicted to the compliments I get when I wear it. :smiley:
  44. Re: The shade of your (toe)nails? AKA The Nail Polish thread

    Yesterday in honor of Jack White's Birthday I had my toenails done in Opi Big Apple Red with 3 white stripes added on to each great toe. Fun!
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 10th of July

    I've spritzed a tiny bit of Ava Luxe Milk. Never fails to garner compliments, and it seems to make people want to hug me!
  46. Re: SotD - Friday the 9th of July (Synchronized Dior Day)

    SotA is Mlitsouko EdP from a sample some dear person sent me a long time ago. Perfection!
  47. Poll: Re: Which One is Your Favorite, Among my Favorites?

    I sheepishly admit that I've only sniffed 4 or your favorites. Silver Factory is my favorite among those because I love the incense in it. Not something I'd wear, but something I'd love to smell on...
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    Re: How many fragrances do you test?

    Wow! So an average of 2 per day....I'm impressed.
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    Re: How many fragrances do you test?

    I'm looking at my samples and thinking that I could probably spend the next 6 months just testing, without dipping into any of my full bottles or decants! Must get on that, but the favorites are so...
  50. Re: SotD - Friday the 9th of July (Synchronized Dior Day)

    Was a little lazy this am and just grabbed some Lemon Sugar. I'll be a little more creative this afternoon. Still oppressively hot...
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    How many fragrances do you test?

    Hi y'all! I'm having a great time testing different fragrances, but have quickly found that to give any scent its' due, I must restrain myself and not cover my body with 16 test patches! (Though I...
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    Re: S O T D Thursday 08 July 2010

    It's hot as heck in my apartment since our air conditioner went out last night...so I've spritzed Strawberry Flowers all over, and feel quite refreshed. The bottle will go in my bag with me as an...
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    Re: S O T D Wednesday 07 July 2010

    Today I'll wear Coney Island. This is a very happy fragrance for me.
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    Re: S O T D Tuesday 06 July 2010

    SotE is Milk by Ava Luxe. Appropriate for bedtime!
  55. Re: Ok, funtime... Pass the parcels..... round the world tour idea.....

    Sounds great, but I have a question...will 1 ml really last for 10 testings? I think maybe if I was skimpy. Perhaps I'm a little anosmic and therefore need more juice!? :undecided::undecided: ...
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    Re: S O T D Tuesday 06 July 2010

    Good Morning everyone! Today I'm in a drop of Manakara. It's very strong on me, and a few drops will overpower a room!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th July, 2010

    This morning I'm in Fresh Lemon Sugar. It is my single most complimented fragrance. Who knew?! It's lasting power is awful, so this afternoon I'll switch to Nicolai's Fig Tea, one of my favorite...
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 4 July 2010

    Better late than never! Today I wore Milk by Ava Luxe. I get many compliments on it, and lots of hugs. It seems to comfort people!
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    Re: SotD - Friday the 2nd of July

    Today, for Chanel day, I'm wearing no. 19 from a test vial.
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    Re: Your summer rotation :-)

    I haven't really gotten into my summer rotation yet, but it will include a lot of my favorite tea scents, like EA Green Tea, The Vert Extreme, Nicolai's Fig Tea, and Osmanthe Yunnan. I also like...
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    Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    I'm a newbie, so my nose is not very sophisticated, but there is something about Tihota that gives you the essence of vanilla, amplified and enhanced. It must be the musk, I don't know.

    I like...
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    Re: So t d Thursday 1 July 2010

    The local vanilla thread has me jonesing for Tihota. So that's what I'm wearing today!
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    Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    In response to the question about Montale's VA, no, it's not as foody as Tihota. Tihota is just in its own group, IMHO! It's sweet but not sickening. Foody but not girly. There's nothing really...
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    Re: So t D Wednesday 30 June 2010

    Today I'm in Osmanthe Yunnan.
  65. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, July 3, 2010 ★★★ GREEN

    I'm excited about this category because I am SO unfamiliar with green scents. Can't wait to expand my test list!
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday the 29th of June

    Prompted by the local vanilla thread I'm wearing IPDF's Vaniglia del Madagascar.
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    Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    Another yummy, and straight up, vanilla is IPDF's (I Profumi di Firenze) Vaniglia del Madagascar. Deelish.
    I have not been awfully impressed with La Maison de la Vanille's products. They smell...
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    Re: The sweetest, yummiest, foodiest vanilla ?

    I own both of these and agree..Tihota is a vanilla lover's vanilla, but VERY expensive. Immortelle L'Amour is not really vanilla, though I adore it. It does smell just like a perfumeur's version of...
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    Re: S o t d Monday 28 June 2010

    SotD is TF's Musk Pure. It's pretty light on me, and appropriate for this day to be spent in air conditioning...
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    Re: SotD - Friday the 25th of June

    This afternoon I just had to wear a little Black Orchid. And on me, a little goes a long way.
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    Re: which one do you consider Sexy perfume

    I find Black Orchid and Courtesan by Worth to be very sexy fragrances. Roll around in the sheets sexy....:wink:
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    Re: SotD - Friday the 25th of June

    I'm trying PG's Bois de Copaiba on the left arm, for something completely different. It's a little too medicinal/camphorous to me. Is that the Myrrh? Still, to my untrained nose it seems very well...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood

    Bizarre and compelling video! I loved it. Makes me want to try the stuff immediately, so off I go to the Luckyscent site! Thanks for sharing! :happy:
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    Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    Oh I just adore the weird and wonderful Bois Farine..!! :laugh:
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    Re: S O T D Thrusday 24 July 2010

    Wearing Origins Ginger Essence today. I had laparascopic surgery 2 days ago, and this seems help with the mild nausea I'm feeling. True aromatherapy!
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 21th of June

    SotE is Five O'Clock Au Gigembre...one of my favorite spicey fragrances.
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 21th of June

    Today was to be (and is) a relaxed do very little day. I'm in EA Green Tea...one of my favorite super casual fragrances.
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    Re: SotD - Sunday the 20th of June

    The story you told was so sad, Taolady. To get into recovery and then die, when life is just unfolding....

    Today I'm testing Spiritueuse Double Vanille. It's very pretty, but might not have the...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, June 19, 2010

    SotA is Serge Lutens' Rahat Loukoum. I guess my taste is running toward the gourmand because I LOVE this. Marzipan! Almonds! Cherries! I'm on a cloud.
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, June 19, 2010

    Today I'm trying Soul from Sharon Bolton, again. I wore it yesterday, and initially I got too much pina colada, but by the end of the day 1. it was still there and 2. most of the sweetness was gone,...
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    Re: Favorite BBW scents

    I just went to the website, and since many of the items mentioned above are on sale, it's tempting to do a bunch of blind buying. Still, I think I'll venture into one of those overpowering stores,...
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    Re: S O T D Friday 18 June 2010

    http://www.basenotes.net/newreply.php?do=newreply&p=1861932

    I've been meaning to test Brandy again. I love the smell of apples, but have not found many great apple fragrances (don't care for the...
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    Re: Favorite BBW scents

    Thanks all for the recommendations! I, too, have been put off by the smell of the store, and have rarely ventured in. I LOVE scented body products, and maybe that's where it's at for B&BW products...
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    Re: S O T D Thrusday 17 June 2010

    SotA is Origins Ginger Essence. I'm surprised by how much I like that ginger note! :smiley:
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    Re: New Fragrance: Diptyque Eau Duelle

    I love vanilla and this sounds wonderful. A 'grownup' vanilla?
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    Favorite BBW scents

    I'm intrigued with Bath and Body Works because the chain seems to get a lot of love on this forum, and the price is right (to do some serious damage on my wallet!). I've never really explored their...
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    Re: S O T D Thrusday 17 June 2010

    Today I think I'll wear C16, a beautiful clean musk. And that's it. No layering. It's just plain too hot for that.
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    Re: Sotd - Wednesday the 16th of June

    SotE is Real Patchouly by Bois 1920. It's soooo awesome I'm lusting after a full bottle.
  89. Thread: Untitled No. 4

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    Untitled No. 4

    Hi there! We're missing Untitled No. 4 by Sarah Barton-King. Thanks.
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    Re: Sotd - Wednesday the 16th of June

    Today I'm in Untitled No. 4 by Sarah Barton-King.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    S is for Sandalo e The by Bois 1920. It's on my test list.
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday the 15th of June

    I settled on Osmanthe Yunnan, and I am very pleased with my choice. It's lasting longer than I thought it would; smells clean and there is a prominent tea note which I love. Now to decide what's...
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    Re: Scent of water recommendations?

    Thanks for the comments. Sounds like Black Sea does NOT smell like the ocean! :smiley:
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    Re: Scent of water recommendations?

    I'm interested in trying many of these. I love the scent of the ocean , and recall that Beth Terry's Mare was very nice. Has anyone tried any of the Micallef 'sea' series? I'm especially...
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    Re: Time spent with perfumes.....

    ......You are exhibiting the symptoms of Fragrantusitis; an incurable malady that can be successfully treated with fragrance purchases on a regular basis...."

    Read more:...
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    Re: Time spent with perfumes.....

    LOL! I'm getting addicted myself, playing with settings, adding icons to my posts, scanning eBay, looking up scents based on the notes I like, and working on a sample cart from Luckyscent. And...
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday the 15th of June

    I'm planning on wearing Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Vert Extreme (is it PC to just say Green Tea Extreme?). I seem to really love that tea'ish note since I also love EA Green Tea, Nicolai's Fig Tea,...
  98. Re: How can I familiarize myself to scents I don't know very well?

    Great suggestions. I'm going to my local essential oil purveyor!
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    Re: SotD Monday 14 June

    Today I'm in Lemon Sugar. I know it's not thought of very highly in this forum, but I consistently get compliments when I wear it, and today was no exception. :rolleyesold:
  100. Re: Ever blind buy a fragrance based on the notes search?

    Thanks for the advice, everyone. I think I'll be sampling for a while!
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