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  1. Re: So-Called "Classic" Fragrances That Have Not Been Reformulated

    Damascones have never been banned, they were restricted in the past, but since they are very potent materials, one does not need that much to create a desired effect. However, the most recent IFRA...
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    Re: what smells like an eastern orthodox church?

    Another Orthodox here. I agree with Helg that Avignon. If I think of Orthodox incense, it is what I think about.

    The smell of Messe de Minuit is close to the scent of incense burnt in...
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    Re: Krasnaya Moskva

    It is a very interesting fragrance, although I smelled it so much during my childhood that for ages I could not stand it. It reminded me of my mean school teachers. :)

    From what I have read, it is...
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    Re: Krasnaya Moskva

    Actually, the real Krasnaya Moskva is the Coty L'Origan type. I still have a bottle my grandmother purchased in the 1960s. The version sold now seems to be closer to the fragrance that used to be...
  5. Re: New: Stella Mc Cartney- Stella In Two: Peony and Amber

    I only tried Peony, but it was fairly similar to the floral accord in the original Stella. Well, the rose in Peony has a pronounced fruity quality, but overall I cannot say that it was dramatically...
  6. Re: Coeur Joie by Nina Ricci: memory's anyone?

    I love Coeur Joie. You are right, it is a stunning floral bouquet that has a very elegant character. I am glad to hear that Roja Dove has revived the classical Ricci perfumes, because they are simply...
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    Re: Miss Dior Cherie

    I agree. And Coco Mlle reminds me of Allure with patchouli (this also makes sense why Allure Sensuelle, which is just that, reminds me of Coco Mlle).

    I also find the new Cartier fragrance,...
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    Re: New: RoseRouge by Shiseido.

    Oh yes, it was created by Nathalie Lorson. A rose based fragrance from Shiseido sounds very interesting!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 4 October

    Started out with Bond 9 Chinatown--a very nice combination of peach, jasmine and cardamom.
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    Re: Senteurs d'Ailleurs in french Vogue.

    I love your store! I recently had a chance to make a Brussels trip, and I was looking forward to visiting again, however at the last minute the plans were changed.
    Congratulations!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 28 September

    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque layered with Caron En Avion (per friend's suggestion). The result is quite stunning.
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    Re: Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan

    By the way, it has been confirmed that the fragrance will be available starting the last week of October. *The SA did not know whether it is light or dark, but I think that it might a dark fragrance,...
  13. Re: Greetings from Tallinn + a sniffing report

    Old-fashioned and nostalgic is perfectly put. I just tried my sample of My Queen again, and it actually smells a little like my grandmother's cupboard, where she would store various candy, sugared...
  14. Re: Greetings from Tallinn + a sniffing report

    Great report! I was also pleasantly surprised by My Queen. *The heliotrope note is very well done. *

    Shifts, I have an almost identical memory from spending summers at my grandmother's house in...
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    Re: Parfum des Merveilles.

    Parfum is supposed to be less effervescent, with the emphasis on candied fruit and cognac. Sounds very interesting.
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    Re: Plus que Jamais Guerlain

    It starts out as rather aldehydic (which I do not mind, because I like aldehydes), and then it dries down to a very nice base of ylang ylang and vanilla, with a touch of caramel. It is a very...
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    Re: Do Son by Diptyque.

    Yes, I managed to try it. It is a very light, airy tuberose, with a delicate green note. If you know Diptyque florals, then you can imagine what kind of character it has. It does not last...
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    Re: Parfums Delrae

    I really like this line, which was created by Edmond Roudnitska's son, Michel. The fragrances have a wonderful complexity, combining classical structure with innovative touches.
    Amoureuse is a...
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    Re: SotD, Friday 23. september

    Cologne Blanche by Dior--the best thing when you need to leave the house by 7:45am! Will wear Balenciaga Rumba later.
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    Re: Burberry Brit Gold.

    Gary, I think that it would be great on a man, especially if you like Brit Red. It is rather sandalwood-y. Very long lasting too, therefore it is best to apply it in small quantities.
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    Re: Burberry Brit Gold.

    Oh, if you want more details, here is a link to a review I posted on my blog:
    http://boisdejasmin.typepad.com/_/2005/09/perfume_review__12.html

    However, I wonder what those who like the original...
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    Re: Burberry Brit Gold.

    I did, and liked it more than the original two Brits. It is more oriental, less sweet. It makes me think of a a carved sandalwood box used to store vanilla and lemon bon bons, rich and smooth woods,...
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    Re: Miss Dior Question

    I have never tried Miss Dior in the EDP, only in the EDT and the parfum. The EDT has a green transparent note that contrasts beautifully with the aldehydes. It dries down to become leathery and...
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    Re: My Anteus Arrived!

    It is such an amazing fragrance, but I see mentioned so rarely these days. I would love to read your review.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 20 September

    Guerlain Cuir Beluga--leather touched by Shalimar-like vanilla. Really beautiful.
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    Re: Chanel #19 Edt or EdP?

    The EDT is greener, with a delicate galbanum top note paired with iris in the heart. The drydown is a perfect blend of vetiver and leather, with just a whisper of rose. The EDP is more floral, with...
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    Re: SotD August 25th

    VIP Room, testing for the first time. The sharp and burnt top notes constrast so well with the smoothness of drydown.
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    Re: Women that wear men's fragrances continued..

    I wear many masculine fragrances:
    Caron L'Anarchiste
    Caron Pour Homme
    Caron Le 3eme Homme
    Guerlain Habit Rouge
    Guerlain Vetiver
    Dior Eau Sauvage
    Chanel Egoiste (original, not platinum version)...
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    Re: Very Irresistable=Very Feminine????

    Thank you!

    Trotsky, I found that many Caron masculine fragrances work really well on me. I cross gender boundaries often in my fragrance pursuits (but then again, it is an arbitrary division that...
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    Re: Very Irresistable=Very Feminine????

    I was interested to read this, because I am a woman, and I am wearing this fragrance today. *I tend to agree with the commenter below who said that femininity is subjective. However, I would not say...
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    Re: Very Irrestible Givenchy Sensual.

    I did and found it very uninspiring. Perhaps, if the patchouli was heavier and made it darker, I would have liked it more, however a persistent synthetic note plagued me for the entire day. Also, I...
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