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  1. Re: Recent Lutens reformulations - Chergui and Gris Clair

    Fleurs d'Oranger I noticed had changed 1-2 years ago.

    It used to be the best FdO on the planet - perfect OB with both darkness and light.

    The current has much less darkness, it's almost all...
  2. Re: Heeley - Oranges and Lemons, say the Bells of St. Clement's

    This stuff is SO GOOD. And I'm not even into citrus normally.

    The closest comparison for me is Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Citronnier. The Heeley is more straight forward citrus and less floral but...
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    MPG Santal Noble

    Has anyone purchased a new bottle of MPG Santal Noble, say, within the past 6 months and found it to be terribly ruined?

    I have a vague memory of Santal Noble being divine, but the bottle I just...
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    Re: Vintage Vent Vert.

    Oh, I am so happy and JEALOUS!

    I've been looking for Vintage Vent Vert for a few months now.

    Do you think whomever you obtained it from has another? (wishful thinking...)
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    Re: Dior reissues at Saks

    I agree with all of you who said Diorissimo is HORRID, because it is. I did a side by side comparison with vintage and it's just awful.

    DIORAMA, on the other hand, is beautiful! However, I have...
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    The Prada Exclusives ~

    I recently purchased a brand new bottle of Prada No. 6 Tubereuse from a fellow Basenoter and I'm in love with it.

    Now I'm curious about the other Prada exclusives - especially Iris, Oeillet and...
  7. Actually, I have found a few of the Bond's to be...

    Actually, I have found a few of the Bond's to be original.

    Namely:
    Chinatown
    Lexington Avenue
    Success is a Job in NY
    Silver Factory is a nice incense (perhaps not original but good)
    New...
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    Re: Signature Scent - only one allowed!

    Teo Cabanel Alahine.

    http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4034/4267218714_6832276329.jpg

    * Photo is the work of Nathan Branch.
  9. Thread: Peony???

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    Re: Peony???

    This sounds like a job for Annick Goutal. AG really needs to make a Peony Soliflore! If anyone can do it, AG can ;-)

    The closest I've come to real peony is Histoires de Parfums Verte Pivoine.
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    Re: Today I bought...February 2010 purchases

    Deal! :thumbsup:

    But who will join our club? Will it be a club of 2?! :eek:
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    Re: Today I bought...February 2010 purchases

    Deal!

    But who will join our club?! ;-)
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    Re: Amber recs please

    Forgot one! This is a great amber - and so easy to wear - seasonless

    becker eshaya golden amber
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14 February St. Valentine's Day

    went with dior hypnotic poison today. haven't worn it in ages.
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    Re: What Happened to Ava Luxe?

    I think something may have happened to her personally. This is just a guess. I know she moved from CA back to the east coast or south (I'm forgetting).

    I found Ava Luxe to be hit or miss, but...
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    Re: Osmanthus - a revelation

    has no one mentioned Keiko Mecheri Osmanthus? It's beautiful and actually lasts.
  16. Poll: Re: Favorite women's or unisex Penhaligons fragrance

    Agree that Amaranthine is now the best - or at least it's a tie between it and Violetta.

    I did like the now discontinued Carnation - was it Malmaison?
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    Re: Amber recs please

    Adding to the chorus:
    MPG Ambre Preceiux (sounds exactly like what you're describing)
    Dior Ambre Nuit
    Balmain Ambre Gris (cheap and nice soft amber)
    Adding:
    Dior Hypnotic Poison (maybe??)
    Laura...
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    Re: Commenting without sniffing?

    w3pearl,

    Different from the other comments you received, I do understand where you're coming from and I think it's more than simple perception.

    Sometimes I think the issue is: "did you WEAR...
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    Re: Favorite notes=?

    I'll toss a few out there ~~ you probably have these already ;-)
    Barbara Bui Le Parfum
    LT Piver Heliotrope Blanc
    Annick Goutal Ambre Fetiche (labdanum, incense, styrax, woods)
    Guerlain Tonka...
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    Re: Really? It smells like *that* to you?!

    Me too!
    I'm crazy for mimosa but I don't smell anything almondy about the actual blossom. I think mimosa just combines well with heliotrope and vanilla or something.

    Have you tried any of the...
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    Re: Barbara Bui "Le Parfum".

    N_Tesla,

    I love Barbara Bui, too. It's often mentioned over on MUA, that's where I first heard of it.

    I never wear skin scents but BB is one of the best.

    I've stocked up as well. BB was on...
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    Re: Really? It smells like *that* to you?!

    L'Heure Bleue = Flintstones vitamins
    Voleur de Roses = industrial cleaning fluids
    Shalimar = vomit

    Actually, 99.9% of the time when a non-fragrance-obsessed person sniffs me they'll suggest...
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    Re: Today I bought...February 2010 purchases

    how is eau lente? I like most diptyques but haven't tried lente.
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    Re: Today I bought...February 2010 purchases

    I love La Mome! Nobody ever mentions it.
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