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    Re: What makes a Chanel smell like a Chanel?

    This is what I think.

    Also, crab boil does not go well with any fragrance.
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    Re: Calyx is back, now owned by Clinique

    I have a 1 oz bottle I got from Fragrance.net last spring and it is fine, and was very very cheap. I wonder if being in stores will make it popular again, along with all the other 80s fashions being...
  3. Re: Really disappointed in Dior Gris Montaigne; who wants it?

    The sample has been claimed - thank you, folks! Any other opinions are welcome, of course.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Have to add: I am even more disappointed now that I have scrubbed it off with...
  4. Really disappointed in Dior Gris Montaigne; who wants it?

    When I read about this several months ago, I was super-excited for it. Gray, chypre, etc. Finally got a sample from TPC and was so disappointed to smell... Cassis! Unlisted cassis. I loathe...
  5. Thread: Vero Mito

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    Re: Vero Mito

    I got it and only briefly whiffed it. Was it your favorite of that lot, Lisa?
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    Re: New Fragrance: Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude

    Hi, welcome! I, too, stopped wearing fragrance when I had my four kids. For me it was not that they would smell; it was that being pregnant and nursing made my already-strong sense of smell made...
  7. Re: Which discontinued fragrance is number one on your list?

    Oscar Tropical by Oscar de la Renta. Not fancy, not exciting, but a memory.
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    Re: Free to a good home

    CitrusFest arrived yesterday. So far I have tried Lutens' Fleurs de Citronnier and looooooved it. Citrus + tuberose + honey + white musk, and it lasted through a shower! I fear I must wear it...
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    Re: What happened to "Today I bought..."?

    Ok, someone needs to start it!
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    What happened to "Today I bought..."?

    Went back several pages and couldn't find it (though I am not fully caffeinated and could have missed it.)
  11. Poll: Re: Returns -- Which way does your moral compass point?

    You can return everything everywhere in the U.S. now. Hell, Costco once refunded my in-laws $4000 for a tv after they had used it for 2 years. (They didn't intend to do this; apparently it broke.)...
  12. Re: Any Perfumes that Smell of Vintage Flex Shampoo

    Where did you get it? I loved that shampoo.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th April 2013

    Haven't decided yet... it's sunny and 70s, perfect weather. I am wearing jeans and a t-shirt, just showered. .Deciding between Hermes Eau de Gentiane Blanche or Aqua Allegoria Flora Nerolia. ...
  14. Re: Article: Marc Jacobs hopes to create buzz with latest scent, Honey

    Said it was coming in August.
  15. Re: Article: Marc Jacobs hopes to create buzz with latest scent, Honey

    Agreed - I am a sucker for honey, but doubt it will live up to my hopes. I think I did see a strip in a magazine recently... off to check.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    I am wondering that, too. I check TJ Maxx and Marshalls once a week and have never seen anything niche.
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I'd love theCitrusfest!
  18. Re: Patchouli that is green or citrus and NOT sweet/gourmand or incense/spice

    Thank you for all the suggestions. I am in the U.S. and cannot find a sample of Patchouly Boheme anywhere, but will try the other ones.

    I have been wearing Atelier Mistral Patchouli a lot and it...
  19. Re: Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca Drawing reviews

    I have the two samples of AA Nerolia Bianca and Flora Nerolia... I am happy to send the new AA Nerolia Bianca on to someone. I am going to wear the Flora Nerolia today again, and then it might come...
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    Re: Patchouli lovers?

    A little late, but I have a sample of Atelier Mistral Patchouli, and it's lovely. It opens with patchouli, but not overwhelming, and then anise, which is a lovely combo, and then dries down to a...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Deseo by Jennifer Lopez 1.0 oz, opened, sprayed once...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    Man, Winners sounds awesome. I may have to take a trip to Niagara Falls! TJ Maxx/Marshalls never have Creed or L'Artisan. I checked Marshalls yesterday and it was all boring: Jessica Simpson,...
  23. Patchouli that is green or citrus and NOT sweet/gourmand or incense/spice

    I'm looking for recommendations for a patchouli fragrance that is not sweet, gourmand, or incense/spice. I enjoy herbal, green, and citrus notes, and I'd like the patchouli to be prominent. In...
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    Re: Cheap dupe for Rigaud Cypres candle?

    Ooh, that's interesting. I have never made a candle but that could be fun!
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    Re: Cheap dupe for Rigaud Cypres candle?

    Thank you, but it is still $60. :(
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    Re: Looking for a lemon/citrus fragrance for men

    Love this on a man. Definitely this one.
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    Cheap dupe for Rigaud Cypres candle?

    Love this candle, but not spending $70+ on a candle. Anyone who has smelled it have an idea?
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Their shadows are the best.
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Minis of the various Benetint shades (liquid stains for face/lips.) I got a sample of the original rose Benetint; now I have Poppy Tint, Cha Cha Tint, and a gold highlighter coming. So nice for...
  30. Re: Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca Drawing reviews

    I get gardenia. A lot of gardenia. I only got the bitter neroli for 10 seconds at the beginning. But it's very pretty, and no, I don't get any iris, either. I like it much better than I like the...
  31. Re: Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca Drawing reviews

    Thanks for bumping this. I went to review the new one and saw that my post was last and so it wouldn't have bumped it up.

    Anyway, I have only worn the new one once. My husband liked it enough to...
  32. Thread: Cassis

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    Re: Cassis

    This happens to me. This was the second note I need to learn to identify so I could avoid it.
  33. Thread: Calone

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    Re: Calone

    Calone was the very first smell that I came here to identify as I absolutely HATE it. Fake, painful, awful. Perhaps it is because of Cool Water overload in my youth?
  34. Re: Another advantage to having a sense of smell

    I love the comments. Several people get angry and give their anecdotal proof that because they cannot smell and have "been laid," this cannot possibly be true. Crappy U.S. public education!
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    Re: Jennifer Lopez Glowing is fantastic!

    I really liked Glow when it came out and it sold like crazy, so I'll have to try this. I, too, like Calice Becker.
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    Re: Everything!!!!

    Where I read it, the writer said it was awful: http://www.allure.com/beauty-trends/blogs/daily-beauty-reporter/2013/03/everything-perfume.html
  37. Re: Article in Allure: "The best scents under $60"

    Usually, they are. This was the first one I have seen in awhile that wasn't.
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    Re: Everything!!!!

    Allure covered this. Apparently some very rich people bought it anyway.
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    Re: Guerlain Muguet 2013

    Mmmm, my name. My whole life, people have bought me lily of the valley products, and the funny thing is, I never liked them - too sharp. Maybe I'd be the one person who likes a muguet fragrance...
  40. Re: Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca, Drawing for 3 samples, USA only

    Love Herba Fresca (own it) - so fresh and real and crisp. I can't wear it when it's cold, though - it seems wrong.

    I got my samples from SaNielsen yesterday. I will wear the Bianca today and...
  41. Re: Beware of these fragrances: Do never buy them blind

    This was not a blind buy, but my mother-in-law used to wear Giorgio Red, and it made me nauseous and headachy, to the point where I had to ask her not to wear it when I was coming over.

    My...
  42. Re: We have winners-- Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca Drawing

    Yes, it really is annoying! Can't wait to get my samples from the very kind SaNielsen!
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    Re: Top Selling Female perfume in US?

    I have tried nearly all of the top sellers over the years, and of them, I would go with Light Blue. It's the right season, and I have yet to find anyone who is offended by it.
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    Re: new perfume : Prada - Candy L"Eau

    I like the original Candy. I would wear it. Is the new eau out yet to try?
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    Boy, I do not need an excuse to go to TJ Maxx or Marshalls. They already take all my money. :(
  46. Re: Any perfumes out there that will give my wife that “New wife” smell?

    Or, Huge Bill by Divorce Attorney.
  47. Re: Article in Allure: "The best scents under $60"

    YSL? I liked this enough to buy it for DH when it came out, but then, over time, the ginger started jumping out at me so strongly that he had to retire it for my sanity.
  48. Re: Article in Allure: "The best scents under $60"

    What would you add?
  49. Re: Article in Allure: "The best scents under $60"

    Here?
  50. Re: Article in Allure: "The best scents under $60"

    Why? Enlighten me.
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    Re: Orange Blossom and Neroli

    I have tried these:

    Robert Piguet Mademoiselle Piguet - Only smelled one drop and loved it so much that I immediately ordered another sample and almost bought a decant!

    Jo Malone Orange Blossom...
  52. Article in Allure: "The best scents under $60"

    I have read Allure magazine since it began about 20-25 years ago. It is a beauty/fashion magazine, blessedly without any "How to get a guy!" articles, and they have always covered fragrances. This...
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    Re: Today I bought - March 2013 edition

    I imagine goosedown, lilacs, beeswax, and, of course, sweat and sex.
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    Re: Today I bought - March 2013 edition

    What, exactly, does a "Palace Whore" smell like? ;)
  55. Re: Do you keep fragrances in the hope that you will like them again?

    I wonder what it is that makes one like a fragrance but not enough to wear it...
  56. Re: Received Calyx; Mademoiselle Piguet and Carnal Flower on their way

    That's a good idea, to work my way up to the full size. I think I only ordered 1 ml of each of the samples, plus, I forgot I ordered Yvresse as well. So three 1 ml samples. I honestly almost went...
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    Re: Ok that does it...

    I'm new here (two years of mostly reading), but this is exactly the truth about any forum. I have belonged to several fora for different topics and they all go exactly like this. This thread is one...
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    Re: Synesthesia (and an interesting article)

    I am not a true synaesthete, but fragrances do have 3D shapes and colors.
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    Re: What was Opium Like?

    I remember it being more cinnamon spicy, less brain-piercing (my term for aldehydes.)
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    Re: Your 1st Scent

    My mother bought me Annick Goutal Eau de Charlotte when I was maybe 13 or 14. I did not like it but wanted to wear perfume so much. She had quite the lunchtime Saks shopping problem, which allowed...
  61. Received Calyx; Mademoiselle Piguet and Carnal Flower on their way

    I've been on a bit of a binge. Calyx came in the mail today. I loved it when it debuted and still love it now. So many of my favorites from my youth are Sophia Grojsman, and now I can afford them....
  62. Re: Do you keep fragrances in the hope that you will like them again?

    I have not bought anything I hate. I have never blind bought anything as I am coming off eight years of being unable to wear anything and thus am terrified to get a real brain-piercer. The ones to...
  63. Re: Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca, Drawing for 3 samples, USA only

    I have AA Herba Fresca and love it. Can't wait until it is warm enough to wear it again. Really interesting.

    Oh, and I got a sample of Le Labo Jasmin 17 and though it is named jasmine it smells...
  64. Re: Do you keep fragrances in the hope that you will like them again?

    I imagine that my taste will keep changing, just as my taste for food has my whole life. Though, if I am judging on my palate, which of course owes 90% of its preferences to my nose, there have been...
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    Re: Today I bought - March 2013 edition

    Is this the new one that is in magazines now? If so, I very much liked the paper strip. It kind of reminded me of Eternity with the sparkling opening. How is it?
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    Poll: Re: Acqua Di Gio or Cool Water for summer

    Acqua di Gio. Cool Water makes me retch. But either way, you will smell yourself everywhere, if that bothers you.
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    Re: The "back of the wardrobe" challenge

    Your signature is funny. I own a cloth diaper store so I know from where you come. ;)

    Can we do this challenge if we end up having to scrub fairly quickly?
  68. Re: Aqua Allegoria Nerolia Bianca, Drawing for 3 samples, USA only

    Ooooh, me me me me me! It has been on my to try list!
  69. Do you keep fragrances in the hope that you will wear them again?

    Do you keep fragrances (full-size or samples) in case you might wear them again? I have kept everything I have bought in the past three years (since I could stand any fragrance after having...
  70. Re: Reconciling differing tastes in a marriage - 24, Faubourg vs. Cashmere Mist

    Right?! ;)

    To be fair, his perfume experience is dominated by his mother practically bathing in Red. :( That stuff drills directly into my brain, inducing migraine and nausea. Also, I have...
  71. Re: Reconciling differing tastes in a marriage - 24, Faubourg vs. Cashmere Mist

    This is great advice. Thank you. I shall do that.
  72. Reconciling differing tastes in a marriage - 24, Faubourg vs. Cashmere Mist

    I have very different taste from my husband - if I like it and find it interesting, he calls it "old lady" or "French whorehouse." :(

    For example - I wore 24, Faubourg when it was new as my...
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    Re: Smells like Rishi Jasmine Pearls green tea?

    Thank you!
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    Smells like Rishi Jasmine Pearls green tea?

    I want a fragrance that smells exactly like this: http://www.amazon.com/Rishi-Tea-Organic-Jasmine-2-99-Ounce/dp/B001E5E20E

    Until drinking this tea, I had no idea how delicious real jasmine...
  75. Re: For a 14 year old boy? (Inexpensive, please.)

    Wow! Thank you so much for all the great ideas! Alas, I am not in NYC, but we do have Perfumania and TJ Maxx and Marshalls. Thank you so much for all the ideas and locations!
  76. For a 14 year old boy? (Inexpensive, please.)

    Sister informed me that my nephew now wears fragrance. Any ideas that are inexpensive and can be found easily? (US, major city)
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    Re: I love perfume, but it makes me sick - help

    I think my "boob tick" would be angry if I weaned him so I could wear perfume, but I suppose he will stop nursing some time before he goes to college!

    Does the effect from psychedelics persist...
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    Re: I love perfume, but it makes me sick - help

    Thank you for the suggestion. Which soliflores do you like?
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    Re: I love perfume, but it makes me sick - help

    Nope, not pregnant again. Still nursing, though... I wonder if that is enough of a hormonal change to make me sensitive? I have been pregnant or nursing for 8 years straight.

    As for your other...
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    I love perfume, but it makes me sick - help

    I used to have a library of perfumes 10 years ago. Then I had 4 kids, and while I was pregnant, my sense of smell became so strong that I could not wear any perfume, nor could I be around anyone who...
  81. Re: Like Coco, but without the opening aldehyde blast?

    Thank you!
  82. Like Coco, but without the opening aldehyde blast?

    I cannot get past the opening because it gives me an instant headache... can you recommend something similar without that sharp blast?
  83. Re: Please name this note for me from L'Eau D'Issey

    Thank you! I am shocked that it comes from a fruit. Does it often get paired with calone?
  84. Thread: Musk

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    Re: Musk

    Which of these smells like cat pee? So many fragrances have this as the base note and I can't stand it.
  85. Re: Please name this note for me from L'Eau D'Issey

    Thank you for naming the fake melon. Now I know how to avoid that! So the cat pee base is not part of it, huh? I wonder what that is.
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    Re: New Bond - "High Line"

    I smelled it yesterday, and it was pleasant enough, but not exciting. I find Bond fragrances to be too... simple, maybe? Like I smell four notes jumping out and that's it.
  87. Please name this note for me from L'Eau D'Issey

    I smelled this this in a store today and liked it enough to try it on. I thought it to be a light floral. As time wore on, I got the smell of fake melon, and that scared me, because what always...
  88. Re: How long will EDT last? (buying discontinued scent online)

    Thank you for your help. It is sold by a fragrance store on ebay with 99.2% ratings. It does come with the tester box and is in condition new. They allow returns. It is not Chanel or Creed or...
  89. How long will EDT last? (buying discontinued scent online)

    I found on ebay a frag I used to love. It is a new EDT tester. It has not been produced since 2002. Should I worry about it going bad or smelling off? (Seller has 99.2% rating.)

    Thanks!
  90. Re: Need recommendations - green, citrus, herbal and natural?

    Thank you both for the suggestions. Allure magazine suggested Estee Lauder Private Collection or Dune. Any thoughts?
  91. Need recommendations - green, citrus, herbal and natural?

    I am looking for a new fragrance for myself and would love some help.

    -green
    -citrus
    -herbal
    -earth
    -not expensive/difficult to find/I can at least smell it before buying
    -available in the US...
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