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  1. Bath and Body Works Black Currant Vanilla- something similar?

    I recently stumbled across Bath and Body Works Black Currant Vanilla massage oil and found that it smells AMAZING on me. I adore berry/vanilla scents- various versions of raspberry, blackberry etc...
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    Re: Patchouli lovers?

    I was actually asked if I was wearing this one day...but I was wearing some patchouli from the local whole food store. :D
  3. Thread: Fragrance-free?

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    Re: Fragrance-free?

    Oh no, not THAT kind of blah. It's just that, when I think of my normal perfume collection, I get this feeling like Get. That. Stuff. Away. From. Me. Now. And I'm more prone to getting headaches/etc...
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    Re: Natural perfume brands

    I have a sample of the Juniper Hills, I love it, but it seemed to give me a headache. I'll have to give it another try though.
  5. Thread: Fragrance-free?

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    Re: Fragrance-free?

    I have been lately. I don't know what it is, I've been feeling kind of blah and oversensitive about scents lately.
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    Re: Natural perfume brands

    I think I did smell them, and honestly, didn't like them one bit! The sales lady told me "not everyone likes them because they're natural" (um no, I don't like them because I think they STINK TYVM...
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    Natural perfume brands

    I started going the more natural/whole food route lately and started being drawn to fragrances that are in the same vein...today I picked up Indigo Wild's Get Zum perfume roll on (it's patchouli and...
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    Re: Frankincense and Myrrh.

    I know this is an old thread, but I just wanted to say I sampled a Zum Patchouli and Ylang Ylang oil today and it was lovely! I'm planning on going back tomorrow to buy some. :D Lasted ALL DAY, even...
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    Re: Oků what the hell am I wearing ?!?

    Looks like those things I see in drugstores. "Our impression of" XYZ Designer Fragrance. They usually have some synonym or knock off name, but not always. Sometimes they use the original name. Like...
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    Re: Ava Luxe...thoughts?

    Oh, Loves True Bluish Light looks lovely!!! I'll check that one out. Thanks!
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    Re: How to increase projection of a cologne

    I don't know that vaseline is the best thing (if you mean the jelly). It doesn't really soak in and might be a hindrance rather than a help.

    I use Burt's Bees Naturally Nourishing Milk and Honey...
  12. Re: The problem of clothing when trying out fragrance samples... (!)

    I have a jacket with a bunch of different scents on it and for a few days after wearing one it can transfer from the jacket BACK to my skin...
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    Re: Hanae Mori Magical Moon - EDT vs EDP?

    That sounds awesome!! I love Japanese incense. :)
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    Re: cheap fragrances are rarely the best

    I find I'm much more likely to have an adverse reaction (headache, throat irritation, nausea, etc.) to cheap fragrances.

    That said, there are a couple cheapies that I LOVE (and wear sparingly,...
  15. Re: What are the best "swiss army knife" fragrances?

    For me that's Trish McEvoy 9 (very similar to Philosophy Falling In Love but with much better longevity)
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    Re: Solved: A bodyworkers Fragrance?

    If you want something cheap take a sniff at BBW Sea Island Cotton. It smells like clean cotton with a hint of the most inoffensive 'ocean aquatic' I have EVER smelled. It's pretty light, unisex, and...
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    Re: high longevity is not ideal

    I agree with this. I don't want to have to maintain my fragrance throughout the day.
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Dri¨ fragrance?

    :shocked:

    Seriously??!

    LOL OK then. Hm...I can actually see how it might work but...wow. I can't wait to see how this turned out.
  19. Re: *Gag* - Laundry liquid Soap has gone NUCLEAR. Why?

    Exactly!!! I can see A&F doing something like this...seeing as they already force people to smell their (awful, in my opinion) stink by spraying it all over the mall! I'm surprised they haven't...
  20. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    Thanks!!!! When I feel like dropping $85 on a blind buy I'll check 'em out :)
  21. Poll: Re: Opinion: Do you care what others think of your scent? Particularly the opposite sex?

    I only care in two situations:

    1) I don't want to be offensive about it (I don't want to be the chick at work that got taken into HR not once but SEVERAL times by different people because she...
  22. Re: *Gag* - Laundry liquid Soap has gone NUCLEAR. Why?

    Am I the only one that finds the idea of fragrance capsules that burst in your clothes/sheets...vaguely...creepy? In a "this is totally unnecessary, why would I WANT that?" sort of way? I mean, sure,...
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    Re: Recommend Me A Summer Frag

    Get a sample of it. Projection/longevity has a LOT to do with skin chemistry. I have frags that people say don't last more than a few hours and I get 8+ hours out of them. Things seem to last forever...
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    Re: Recommend Me A Summer Frag

    What kind of thing are you looking for? Clean, fruity, woody? Something else?
  25. Thread: Clean scents

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    Re: Clean scents

    Update: I went to BBW and picked up both Sea Island Cotton and Coconut Lime Breeze body mist in the small size. I couldn't decide between them and the small sizes were on sale 3 for $10 (I gave the...
  26. Re: Anyone familiar with the wild-harvested Backpackers Colognes from Juniper Ridge?

    This is awesome!!! I wish they had a list of the notes or at least the plants used. (I have sensitivities to Lavender, especially, and since it's a favorite of the "nature fans" well I'd hate to...
  27. Re: Reformulations that IMPROVED on the original...

    I guess I see SOME of them as art. It depends on who makes them, and why. Comparing Duchafour's creations to Axe is like comparing a Rembrandt painting to a Twilight poster. :rolleyesold:
  28. Re: Reformulations that IMPROVED on the original...

    So....originals can NEVER be improved upon, because, therefore, they would no longer be original? So once it's on the market, that's it. It's as good as it's going to get.

    I don't agree, in...
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    Re: Received a fake Le Male from eBay today.

    Sounds like the seller didn't know it was fake. To me at least.
  30. Re: *Gag* - Laundry liquid Soap has gone NUCLEAR. Why?

    I used to think I was allergic to many fragrances.

    Turns out I'm just highly sensitive to awful FAKE SYNTHETIC CHEAP fragrances. Most of the ones I've tried recently (and love) I have no issue...
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    Re: Asian perfume brands?

    Awesome!!! Thanks guys!!!

    Are the scent descriptions on the minime accurate? I like the idea of a "green floral".
  32. Thread: Too Young?

    by Kaelee
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    Re: Too Young?

    I certainly wouldn't think of Burberry London as being an "old" scent. Not at all. I think it's a classy scent for any age.

    There are some scents that really do strike me as "too old" (for me) but...
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    Re: Asian perfume brands?

    Oooh, I LOVE Shiseido's lipsticks (awesome! Even if they ARE freakin' expensive!!!!). I'll check out their fragrance, thank you!

    I've tried a couple Kenzo frags, at least on paper I wasn't a huge...
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    Asian perfume brands?

    I have a fascination with all things Asian, so...enable me! :laugh:

    Other than Hanae Mori (which I happen to love and am considering buying...the one I love seems to be limited edition so I better...
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    Re: Axe Excite = Gucci Pour Homme II?!

    It'll react differently with different peoples' body chemistry, too. It's entirely possible that on YOU, it does smell a lot like GPH II.
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    Re: Bertrand Duchaufour's Latest: Enchanted Forest

    You're right, it's already available at Jovoy. I'm waiting for the American release date, I know it will be sometime in January.
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    Re: Bertrand Duchaufour's Latest: Enchanted Forest

    Does anyone know the release date for this one yet?
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    Re: My favourite fragrance bottle

    Hanae Mori No 1 is a favorite of mine as well.

    I'm a sucker for all things Asian. :D
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    Re: Bertrand Duchaufour's Latest: Enchanted Forest

    Awe, that sucks. :( It lasts all day on me, and through the night when I wore it to bed. But a lot of scents stick around a LONG time on my skin for some reason.
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    Re: Deodorant... scentless?

    I'm currently using Kiss My Face Active Life unscented deodorant. It's NOT an antiperspirant though, so it might not be what you want.
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    Re: Spraying or daubing, there IS a difference

    I think a big part of the reason that spraying gives better longevity/sillage/projection is that you use more, spread over a larger area. Most sprayers I've encountered actually shoot out a pretty...
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    Re: Bertrand Duchaufour's Latest: Enchanted Forest

    I think it's $184 for a 3.4 ounce bottle (which is a pretty big bottle, to me. Maybe not to some others.)

    I'm waiting for it to come out in the states. It might be cheaper over here than it is...
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    Re: Bertrand Duchaufour's Latest: Enchanted Forest

    I have a sample of it and I have worn it three times since it arrived on Friday because I just can't get enough. (even to bed last night, because I just love the smell of it.) There's another thread...
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    Re: Bertrand Duchaufour's Latest: Enchanted Forest

    Freakin' awesome.
  45. Re: Why do people associate perfume collecting with being metrosexual or even homosexual ?

    I don't know...I'm in the US and here, men's fragrances are quite popular. It wouldn't be at all unusual for a man to have 4 or 5 cans of Axe in various places (that's not serious collecting so much...
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    Re: Question About Designer Testers at the Mall

    I thought the same thing Dane, I find a lot of male frags to be quite LOUD. But not all.
  47. Thread: Synesthesia

    by Kaelee
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    Re: Synesthesia

    Oh wow! I don't think I have it in the strictest sense...I get more of an impression of a color, sound, sight etc. from different things. (for instance, in my mind, Wednesday is orange.)

    I think a...
  48. Thread: Synesthesia

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    Synesthesia

    After trying out Enchanted Forest yesterday for the first time, with its vivid scent-imagery, I got to thinking. How many here experience some level of Synesthesia? Do you get impressions of colors,...
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    Re: Perfumers brains are different!

    Of course! I think once you start learning/using a skill set, you develop these things.
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    Re: Question About Designer Testers at the Mall

    I don't see how it makes a difference (and for the record, Farenheit was one of the ones I had difficulty removing later, from a tester at Ulta. I'm fond of both male and female frags, although way...
  51. Re: Bad experience with Amazon seller - advice appreciated

    I find it hard to believe that Amazon would refuse to refund (even if they won't accept a return, they should still make it right.) If THEY SENT THE WRONG PRODUCT. That's like saying "order...
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    Re: Question About Designer Testers at the Mall

    :laugh:

    I haven't noticed any difference. I've got samples from testers at Nordstroms and their projection/sillage/longevity is pretty good. I've sprayed stuff from a tester at a store before and...
  53. Re: Has anyone tried the Creed Aventus hair and body wash?

    Yikes!!!! $85 for a body wash? Are they INSANE???!!! (That's like Diptyque's $60 candles. Um....nooooooo.)
  54. Re: To all male frag experts? is there something to worry about?

    I agree with this. Frags are often exposed to high temperatures, FOR MUCH LONGER PERIODS OF TIME, in shipping etc. You know how hot it gets inside a car in the summer in the sun? Same thing happens...
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    Re: uh oh Duchaufour

    I think this sounds perfectly plausible.

    But even if it's not, I don't really care who he chooses to create fragrances for. He IS trying to make money after all. I certainly won't avoid buying any...
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    Re: Petrichor / Scent of rain

    Black March by CBI Hate Perfume is VERY realistic. It's unbelievably so. I have a sample, which I love, but not to wear.
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    Re: Vagabond Prince : A new perfume from....Fragrantia ??

    I love it enough that I grabbed my sample for another day's wear! :D

    I'm really not sure I can see wearing this *out* most of the time. It's...I don't know...not the impression I want to project...
  58. Thread: susanne lang

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    Re: susanne lang

    Oh, that sucks!! Not being familiar with those frags myself, I have no idea what would smell similar.
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    Re: Vagabond Prince : A new perfume from....Fragrantia ??

    Just received a sample of this and...it smells just like taking a bite out of a ripe berry in the middle of a pine forest! First thing to hit me was a total BIG JUICY RIPE PURPLE BERRY. That must be...
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    Re: Spraying or daubing, there IS a difference

    I notice a LOT less longevity/sillage when daubing vs spraying.
  61. Thread: susanne lang

    by Kaelee
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    Re: susanne lang

    I think your best bet is to contact Susanne herself and ask her. You can find her info through her website: Susanne's website

    I think a lot of perfumers who do custom scents keep records of them,...
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    Re: Bertrand Duchaufour's Latest: Enchanted Forest

    I've got a sample of this on the way (thanks to a fellow Basenoter *waves*) I can't WAIT for it to arrive. I really have no idea what I'll think of it...it's not something I would have thought of,...
  63. Re: Parfumes in Miniature: are a good or bad affair ?

    I agree with this...there are a few frags that I would like to have in original packaging but doubt that I'd wear often enough to buy a full bottle. So I would definitely buy smaller bottles or minis...
  64. Re: Admit it! Who has tried Axe Anarchy for women...and liked it??

    My cousin had some of this, and I was really surprised because I'd never heard of it! Out of curiosity I picked it up and smelled it and...it smelled GOOD! I feel like some sort of heretic lol....
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    Re: Which of these perfume tattoos would YOU wear?

    I wouldn't get any perfume bottle tattoos, not to my liking, although I have two tattoos and plans for more.
  66. Re: Smelled the most beautiful fragrance; Can't believe what it was!

    Is there anywhere this can be found in-store?
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    Re: Bath & Body Works - Warm Vanilla Sugar

    I have the body cream version of this stuff...I forgot it was one of my FAVORITE vanilla scents. I'm looking for a vanilla frag that I love and here it is right under my nose....sitting on my...
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    Re: Need help choosing the fragrance for a girl...

    Not all of us. I find Prada Candy nauseating and find the bottle to be one of the ugliest things out there.

    I may have to give the frag a second chance but I still think the bottle is hideous.
    ...
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    Re: Can you smell your own scent all day?

    I prefer it when I catch a whiff here and there instead of being bombarded with it all day.
  70. Re: Peace on Earth -- SotD Christmas Day-- December 25, 2012

    Diptyque Eau Duelle.

    Merry Christmas!
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    Re: Best "non-perfume" fragrance

    Good to know...it's cheap enough I might give the solid a try, but I won't expect much. I'm pretty demanding on fragrances/cosmetics. If it can't last AT LEAST through a workday, it had better make...
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - Safe for Work?

    Thanks! :)
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan - Safe for Work?

    That sounds lovely!!!! Tell me, what does APLS stand for, so I can find some to try?
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    Re: How to apply cologne while wearing a suite?

    Apply to neck would be my advice.

    Also, this would be the one good time where wrists is a good place to spray (longevity is much less on wrists usually so I don't normally spray there.)

    If it's...
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    Re: Looking for a classy yet young perfume

    Try Burberry Touch Women (or really, any of the Burberrys). Burberry Weekend is the fruitiest, the rest are very classy. They don't work on my personally (don't work well with my skin chemistry) but...
  76. Thread: Hanae Mori HIM

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    Re: Hanae Mori HIM

    Did the salespeople know what you were wearing/that you tried it on there?
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    Re: SOTD Monday, 24th December 2012

    Trish McEvoy 3 Snowdrop and Crystal Flowers

    http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a133/Danmara/14_zps9e2ef1e3.jpg
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    Re: A*Men blind buy.

    Nordstroms allows you to make your own testers, or they'll make one for you. And Sephora will make testers for you.

    I don't know how many times I've read a description of a scent and said "That...
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    Re: Linear fragrances - the discussion.

    Hehe. Now I want to find all the "holographic" fragrances out there. :D
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    Re: Flowerbomb Fake Fiasco on Ebay?

    Don't even go there. If they look fake in the picture even, then they aren't even doing a good job of faking them.
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    Re: Best "non-perfume" fragrance

    Hey Chickenfreak, how is the longevity on the Tuscan Blood Orange solid perfume? I had the roll on, and gave it to my mom because it had ZERO longevity (seems like it was gone in minutes).
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    Re: A*Men blind buy.

    Yea don't blind buy it. I have a couple samples of the womens' versions and they're lovely, but I can't make up my mind. Somehow addictive in a "must smell this again" sort of way but capable of...
  83. Thread: Clean scents

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    Re: Clean scents

    I'll have to check it out...I wish there was a Body Shop around here!

    I'm eyeing up Sea Island Cotton from BBW...I guess I'll have to go in-store and try it. Am afraid there's that ghastly aquatic...
  84. Thread: Clean scents

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    Re: Clean scents

    Can anyone recommend an inexpensive one I could try? The "Clean" brand costs around $60 a bottle, which is a lot (though they are maybe the best I've smelled so far.) I cannot do "aquatic", I do not...
  85. Thread: Clean scents

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    Re: Clean scents

    I definitely can't add extra fabric softener because it makes me break out to use any!

    I think I would have already bought a bottle if it weren't for the cost. I don't particularly fancy paying...
  86. Thread: Clean scents

    by Kaelee
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    Clean scents

    Anyone else kind of really like these? I have smelled Clean Skin and Cotton T-Shirt in store, and actually I really love both of them!!!! There's one that smells exactly like laundry detergent, not a...
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    Re: Linear fragrances - the discussion.

    I like linear fragrances, if I like something, I want it to keep smelling the same way. I don't want to LOVE something and then have it turn mediocre or worse halfway through wearing it.

    I'm not...
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    Re: Best "non-perfume" fragrance

    This may be Basenotes heresy but...whats wrong with just....not wearing perfume? If you don't want to wear one, because you're worn out from smelling something all day....then just don't wear...
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    Re: The best fall/winter scent

    I tend to gravitate towards warm and spicy in fall/winter, if that helps. Warm vanilla, spice, amber would fit that bill (if the amber is noticeable in the one you mentioned). Think spicy cookies,...
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    Re: Stopping evaporation--help!

    If I don't use mine my eyes and nose and throat reminds me. *lol*
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    Re: Stopping evaporation--help!

    I'd try the ziplocs first and foremost. Can't HURT.

    What about getting a humidifier? It'd probably do YOU good anyway.
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    Re: Best "non-perfume" fragrance

    I always think Bigelow stuff looks like it would be really good. My mom used to love the rosebud salve when she was younger. I have never tried any of it for some reason though. :D

    I'm not brave...
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    Re: Enchanted Forest

    I agree, so what? He claims he didn't know who it was for...I tend to believe him but even if he DID know...so what?
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    Re: Best "non-perfume" fragrance

    Have you tried BBW Honeysuckle? I'm not familiar with it so I don't know, but it sounds like it might be a nice, light scent.

    I like Black Raspberry Vanilla from them too (really doesn't smell...
  95. Re: For those with small collections (less than 20, preferably 10 or less)...

    I have probably 5 bottles, only 2 of which are recent buys. I've got a lot of samples, but I am not looking to throw around money so I am only buying what I KNOW I'll wear again and again.

    So far...
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    Re: Enchanted Forest

    I'd LOVE to try this!!! I guess I'll have to wait till it comes out and I can get my hands on a sample. The bottle is beautiful, too.
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    Re: Best "non-perfume" fragrance

    I'm still partial to the vanillas by B&BW. If you love vanilla, Body Fantasies vanilla (drug store) is pretty good too, but it's very sweet.

    I've found that I have some vanilla from B&BW that's a...
  98. Re: Help me choose perfume for Office wear from below options

    I love Burberry Touch. I have a sample of the women's version and it is very, VERY classy, elegant without being over the top...

    I find most of the Burberry scents (except maybe Burberry Weekend...
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    Re: Red lipstick scent?

    Yes!!! It does and I LOVE MAC's vanilla!!!!!
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    Re: SotD Friday, 21 December 2012

    Angel EDT (from a sample).

    Piney-gourmand goodness for dress-down day at work. Yea 4 day weekend!
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