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    Re: En Avion and Tabac Blond

    I'm another one who just can't wear Caron scents. In fact, En Avion is the only scent that manages to turn my stomach! I just find them too, too intense. I can appreciate them, but I don't...
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    Re: Musty fragrances

    As a fellow musty lover, I adore Jasmine de Nuit by the different company. And you must try MH's L'air de rien.
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    Re: Miller Harris L'Air de Rien

    This is the first MH fragrance I loved so much I bought a bottle as soon as I sniffed it. In fact, at the minute I have to force myself into wearing other fragrances. I have to say though, I get no...
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    Re: L'air de rien

    This perfume is really growing on me more and more. Like I said, I've not been all that keen on other MH releases, but that's precisely because I've always found them too overpowering. L'air de...
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    L'air de rien

    Received a sample of this in the post this morning and the jury's definitely out. I'm not normally a fan of MH fragrances, but I really, really wanted to loved this because of Jane Birkin's...
  6. Re: If you would at all, what would you wear to gym? or to work-out?

    Nearly always L'artisan's The pour Un Ete. As light, fresh and crisp as you could want it.
  7. Re: If you could only use one design house...

    It would have to be Ormonde Jayne. Cannot imagine life without champaca. But I'd mourn the loss of L'heure bleue.
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    great news from ormonde jayne

    According to an article in the Sunday Times yesterday, a new ormonde Jayne fragrance is due out at the end of the month. Called Orris Noir, the journalist considers it to be her best yet -...
  9. Re: What is your favourite Miller Harris?

    I'm with Artisankey. This line doesn't work for me at all. At a push, I'd say I quite like Jasmine Vert and Coeur de Fleur - but I'd never fork out 95 for the JV.

    In my opinion, the MH...
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    Re: Looking for fragrance for Wifey

    Annick Goutal do several beautiful single note scents - jasmine ( my personal favourite) and honeysuckle spring to mind, but there's also La Violette and several others.
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    Re: battle of the osmanthus

    Many thanks for your help! Unfortunately, Rochas Femme is a real no-no for me. Not only was it my grandmother's favourite perfume, I once read somewhere that Margaret Thatcher wore it too. Over...
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    Re: battle of the osmanthus

    It must be a UK expression! It actually means fork out - unless that's a UK thing too. As in throw caution to the wind and stump up the cash! Think your meaning works better, tho.
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    battle of the osmanthus

    I love The Different Company's Osmanthus, but having studied reviews am tempted to splash out and buy the Hermessence Osmanthus Yunnan blind. Do any basenoters out there have any opinions about...
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    Re: Wet forest and wood

    Ormonde by Ormonde Jayne. They describe it as a dark, woody essence, and that's exactly what it is.
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    Re: Is Frapin 1270 available in the UK?

    Try Harvey Nichols. Not the main perfumery, though. Phone and ask for La Foret on the 4th floor. I think they might have it. It's tiny but they carry several niche brands.
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    coeur d'ete

    Has anyone tried this fragrance yet? The notes sound so delicious, but I've never had much success with MH fragrances personally. I'd love to hear what anybody thinks!
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    Re: Woo Hoo Sacrebleu

    I always find it an extremely elegant, ladylike scent. I believe it's one of Catherine Deneuve's favourites, and that says it all really. V.V. french, v.v. elegant. And smells expensive.
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    Re: Newbie with Question

    Try The pour un Ete by L'artisan parfumeur. I find this a very soothing, natural scent. Headaches aside, this was the only perfume I could wear when I was pregnant. When every other scent in the...
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    Re: MPG Jasmine

    I'm with you Loungeboy. I just didn't get enough jasmine from songes. For me, it was just vanilla with plumeria on top. And plumeria is a note I just don't get, along with gardenia. I have tried to...
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    Re: MPG Jasmine

    Finally ordered myself a sample of MPG jasmine, and have to say that I love it. I understand the "slightly sour" note, but personally feel it's more a lack of sweetness that appeals to me! This might...
  21. Re: Need a summer fragrance with fig/linden notes

    I'd recommend philosykos by diptyque. If you like fig, you'll love this! And then there's Premier Figuer by L'artisan.
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    Re: MPG Jasmine

    Thanks for the posts! Let me know how you get on, Tinker424!
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    MPG Jasmine

    Has anyone tried this scent? I'm desperate to find my perfect Jasmine. AG's is just a little too thin for me, Serge Lutens too dramatic. I love Jasmine de Nuit by the different company, but it's...
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    Caron's En Avion. Even the thought of the smell makes my stomach turn. Admittedly, it started as a pregnancy thing, but it's never gone away.
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    Re: L'Artisan Poll

    Forgot to add that I love Tea for Two also. Like I said, I'm a big fan of tea in perfume, even though I can't bring myself to drink the stuff. I love Mure et Musc too, although I prefer the Eau de...
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    Re: L'Artisan Poll

    Tea always does it for me, so I voted for The pour un Ete. If there is a more refreshing, feminine Summer scent I've yet to come across it.
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    Eau de Charlotte replacement

    I've worn and loved AG's Eau de Charlotte for years and years. Tragically, though, one of the notes has really started to grate on me. I think it's the muguet - it just sort of hits me in the sinuses...
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    Nostalgia scents

    Does anyone retain affection for certain fragrances, purely because they transport them back to a particularly happy time in the lives? Technically, I don't really "like" the original kenzo fragrance...
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    Re: Lemon or verbena scent?

    Have you tried Annick Goutal's Eau d'Hadrien. That's the classic lemon scent, if you ask me!
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    Re: Why, why not Gerulain?

    Artisankey, at last a kindred spirit. I can't wear Carons either. Sniff them and appreciate them yes! But apply them to my person? Never! The complicated intensity of them turns my stomach.
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    The Different Company

    Has anybody out there any experience of ordering on the different company website?

    The thing is, I'm desperate for a bottle of jasmine de nuit, but here in the good old UK I'm having difficulty...
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    Re: Miller Harris scents

    I can appreciate MH scents, in the sense that I can tell they're well blended and use high quality ingredients. But I've never loved any of them enough to buy a bottle. For me, there's just something...
  33. Thread: Coudray

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    Re: Coudray

    I used to use musc et freesia and was bought vanille et coco body oil as a gift. I don't think that fragrance even comes as an eau de toilette. It had a slight bitterness to it, if I remember.
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    Re: Rose Muskissime

    I don't get this frag. either. At first sniff, it is reminiscent of some kind of cleaning product to me. But I seem to think you like pineapple, Tovah, so give Baihana a go. It reminds me of...
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    Re: Frangrance and Illness

    Preganacy made me fragrance intolerant with both my children. Up until having my first child, I only ever wore Jicky. Now, five years later, the smell still turns my stomach. The only fragrance I...
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    Re: ALLOVER SCENT

    YSLs In Love Again. It's so fresh and cheerful. I'm currently using the Jasmine Etoile edition, and loving it. The only problem is the lasting power.
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    Re: My favorite Caron

    Am I the only basenoter who really, really can't wear Caron? I can appreciate them, but once they make contact with my skin, they just become too overwhelming. Give me guerlain ( or Annick or...
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    mandarine tout simplement

    Has anybody tried this fragrance? I didn't even know it existed, until I was looking something else up in the directory and became intrigued. I love the smell of mandarins, love L'artisan and love...
  39. Thread: AG Songe?

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    Re: AG Songe?

    I was really disappointed! I love jasmine and I love my goutals so I was really excited. But to me, it smells just like L'artisan's vanilia but with a frangipani note on top. somehow, frangipani...
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    Re: Fragrances you hate the most

    Anything, but anything, by Caron. Smell beautiful in the bottle, truly vile on me. It must be chemistry, I know that. Something about me just makes them stink so that I have to scrub them off.
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    Re: What's the Greenest of Them All?

    Eau de Camille, by Annick Goutal.
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    Re: patchouli scented

    I never bought it, but I seemed to remember really liking Keiko Mecheri's patchoulissime. A soft, feminine, really wearable patchouli. Soft enough for daytime, but not too sweet.
  43. Re: "Recommended for evening wear" - do you listen

    I tend to divide my perfumes by the seasons, rather than the time of day. It's not a deliberate, strict policy. Just that I prefer my deep woody or spicy scents in Winter and anything lighter and...
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    Fifi Chachnil

    I'm strongly fighting the urge to do exactly what I said I'd never do! Which is, buy a bottle of Mlle Fifi without testing first. It was the comparison to "Roma" that did it for me. The notes sound...
  45. Re: Which scent(s) makes you feel luxurious?

    Ormonde by Ormonde Jayne. Makes me feel grown up, opulent and rich, despite being young(ish), generally bedraggled and constantly broke (on account of ludicrous perfume habit.) Something to do with...
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    Re: The Different Company

    I'm soooo fighting the urge not to buy their Jasmin de Nuit. The only thing holding me back is waiting for the arrival of AG's Songes to compare, as I believe that has a predominantly Jasmine note....
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    Re: where can i buy loukhoum in the U.K?

    Phone Liberty and ask for Stewart or Beverley - they couldn't be more helpful. And liberty's definitely stock it.
  48. Re: Any comments on Fifi Chachnil? *(the fragranc

    Does anyone know if this perfume's stocked in the Uk? It sounds so divine, and might warrant a blind purchase if I can't try a sample first. So many mistakes are made that way, though. I e-mailed the...
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    Re: Spring scent suggestions, please!

    AG's Eau de Charlotte! It's spring in a bottle, although too sweet for some.
  50. Thread: kenzo

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    Re: kenzo

    Would you believe, I tried the Kenzo store on sloane street and they'd never even heard of it. And then...I was picking up a prescription from my local grotty chemist, when what did I see amongst the...
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    Re: Relive the nightmare-your worst

    I can't think of a perfume that I hate so much - but Kenzo. ( the original and difficult to find one!) once made my sister in law throw up when she caught a waft. She had had quite a bit to drink,...
  52. Thread: kenzo

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    Re: kenzo

    I'm in the uk and can't find it anywhere - online or in stores. I live in London, and I've looked everywhere, to no avail!
  53. Thread: kenzo

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    kenzo

    Can anybody shed any light on where I might find this perfume?

    This was my first perfume love affair, and recently I've been desperate to have another sniff. Only, I can't find it anywhere...
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    AG's Songes

    Well, it's here - January 2006- and I've still not seen or heard anything about AG's new fragrance. Does anyone know when it's due to launch?
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    Eau de Camille

    I've just won an ebay auction for a 100ml bottle of AG's Eau de Camille in EDP. However, having undertaken a bit of research after the event, I can find no evidence of Camille coming in an EDP form....
  56. Re: All right ladies, loveliest Jasmine scent ever

    Good news norseorgy.

    AG's Le Jasmin is now part of the permanent range - at least, it is here in the UK. I'm most relieved myself as I absolutely fell in love with the fragrance this summer.
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    Re: Any high quality, feminine lemon scents?

    Annick Goutal's Eau d'hadrien - as lemony and delicious as you could want. And Zest de Rose by Rosine.
  58. Re: Help please--Finding a tuberose fragrance

    Diptyque's latest fragrance Do Son is a lovely, light, airy kind of tuberose. I normally find tuberose notes far too overwhelming, but really enjoy wearing this!
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    Re: what candles are you burning this fall?

    Diptyque's feu de bois always for this time of year!
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne

    Thanks for the posts! I'm going to have to order the sampler now. The thing that's so very difficult to explain to my husband is why buying new scents - two of them, on this occasion - creates the...
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    Ormonde Jayne

    I have to admit, I've always been a bit of a perfume snob and believed that the best perfumes are always French. (With the exception of Nanadebary - but i believe even that is made in France.) that...
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    Re: Cadolle No. 9 - where can I get it?

    You can purchase it from Les Senteurs in London. Their website only allows you to order FM's fragrances, but you can call the shop and they'll ship it.
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    divine perfumes

    Received my samples this morning, and am sorely disappointed. Not so much with the fragrances themselves, so much as the way they work on me. Has anyone else ever experienced anything like this? I...
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    Re: Fragrance as a lullaby

    Nanadebary Pink for me. So soft, so warm, so very gently spicy.
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    Re: Which tuberose

    Thanks for your suggestions! I'm off on a sniffing mission tomorrow. I'll probably go for AG's passion - on the grounds that I love AG scents in general. They've just got a depth that no one else...
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    divine perfumes

    Has anyone any experience of this range of perfumes? I heard about them through word of mouth and have had a look at their website and they do sound divine indeed. I did notice that the prices on the...
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    Which tuberose

    I always thought I hated tuberose, until I was sent a sample of Diptyques new fragrance Do Son which I sort of loved, but not enough to buy it - their scents just never seem to last on me, and always...
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    Re: Do Son by Diptyque.

    I've been lucky enough to try this - and it's been a revelation. A tuberose scent I think I could grow to love. Normally I find tuberose too overpowering and heady, almost waxy. But this has a light...
  69. Re: Okay, just WHAT does an old lady scent smell l

    My grandmother always wore Caron scents. And to this day, much as I can appreciate them, I can't bring myself to wear them because they make me feel old. Or, more honestly, I don't want to believe...
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    Re: Favorites in Annick Goutal scents?

    I can't believe no one's raved over eau de Charlotte, so I will!

    This is my all time, favourite fragrance. Every time I wear this, I wonder why I bother buying other fragrances ( still do,...
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    Re: KM Patchoulismee

    I received Patchoulissime as a sample after buying KM's White Petals. All I can say is that it's the next thing on my list to buy!! I hate patchouli in general, but there's something so soft about...
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    Re: A present for my 15 year old cousin

    I'd suggest Eau de Charlotte in EDT or KM White Petals - neither are overpowering, both a little unusual and fresh and innocent in their own way.
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    Re: Gold Medalists

    I have what I calm my permanent fixtures and "fling" fragrances - the ones I buy once, love them and never give another thought to once I've finished the bottle. Eau de Charlotte is my all time...
  74. Re: Maybe not your HG, but your most interesting

    All the Caron's are like that for me. Why don't they fade at all?
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    Re: Nightime scent

    I always like to squirt on a little Nanadebary pink just before I get into bed. It's so soft, sexy and warm.
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    Re: Your wedding scent!

    I wore Dior Dolce Vita six years ago. I bought it for the first time especially - and then curiously enough have never bought it again. Thinking about it now, I feel the need to try it all over again.
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    buying untested

    I am considering doing something I never do - buying a fragrance untested! The one in question is Keiko Mecheri's Loukhoum. It sounds so delicious, but before I fork out I thought I'd do a quick...
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    nanadebary

    Does anyone have any idea who created the original Nanadebary Pink fragrance? I absolutely love and adore this (much more than the Bronze) and would be interested in trying other perfumes by the same...
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    Re: Your soulmate scents?

    There are many scents I love and adore and buy again and again. But there's really only one that I can't do without - Eau de Charlotte. When I spray that, it just smells of me. In fact, I think of it...
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    Re: Worst fragrance note

    Fig and pear. Don't know why, but I just can't bear either of them. And for whatever reason, all Caron perfumes turn acrid on me.
  81. Thread: Rosine

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    Rosine

    Does anyone have any opinions on the Rosine fragrances? I have a very bad Goutal habit ( Charlotte and Heure Exquise in particular!) and feel the need to branch out but can never find anything I like...
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    keiko mecheri

    Does anyone have any opinions on Keiko Mecheri's fragrances. I tend to give away samples that I get when I purchase fragrances, but thank goodness I saved this one for myself. The one I received is...
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    oh, which one to buy!

    I have only enough money to buy Eau du Sud or Eau d'Hadrien for the Summer, and love them both equally.
    So, what does everyone else out there think - which one should I plump for?
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    eau de charlotte

    Could anyone tell me how Goutal's Eau de Charlotte EDT compares to the EDP

    I adore this fragrance, but it just vanishes on me. *What I want to really need to know whether the smell is exactly the...
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    Re: Best everyday fragrance

    Eau de charlotte for me. Especially at this time of year.
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    Re: fun & casual but sophisticated

    I adore Annick Goutal's Heure Exquise, but don't consider it fun or casual. I'd have a look at Quel Amour too, even though it does have a fruity note to it. That's my idea of fun but sophisticated....
  87. Thread: Le jasmin

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    Le jasmin

    Could anyone please enlighten me, as I'm confused as to whether this wonderful perfume ( Annick Goutal's le jasmin) is a limited edition or not.

    The nice chap at Harrods has told me I'd better...
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    Re: Real Stinkers

    Carons are a real no-no for me too. I don't know what it is, but somehow they seem to get stronger as the day goes on, so what seems nice when first applied becomes stronger and stronger with time....
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    Paul & Joe

    Has anyone tried the new Paul & Joe fragrances. I believe they're called Blanc and Bleu? I'm particularly interested in the Blanc, because it was created by Jean Claude Ellena, who also created my...
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