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    Re: Winter Frag for my Gf birthday...need help

    Winter nights fragrance, one of my favourite categories! Your lady is beautiful- try her with Chopard Casmir, Guerlain Samsara or even some YSL Opium
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Is Galinard one of those French 'ard' houses like Molinard etc?
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Thanks Beebee- I'm normally not a 'mushy' person which shows the power of scent! Congrats on finding your fragrance at last
  4. Re: Please help me find a scent to buy for my girlfriend

    Take her scent shopping! Make it a 'treat day', she can try some samples then you can get her a FB of her favourite. Believe me, she'll love this
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    Re: Desiring True Oriental, Spicy and Rich

    Tabu! Or Opium, Obsession
  6. Re: Today's surprising discovery...no 5 and Bandit have a LOT in common

    Interesting, I'll have to try some different versions of each. I've never been a fan of No. 5 but love Bandit
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs.

    I saved for AGES to get Coromandel and was then very intimidated in the Chanel shop! Worth it though
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    Re: Returning Dune, what to get?

    What a shame, Dune is normally lovely! How about Givenchy L'Interdit? A good floral for all seasons
  9. Re: When a frag takes hold and just won't let you go

    In response to the comfort/stability angle- absolutely for me. I associate Bandit with a very confident and stable time in my life, spraying it on almost straightens my spine and lifts my chin!
  10. Re: When a frag takes hold and just won't let you go

    For the past few years, I have continually returned to Bandit and Tocade
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    Re: Remember when we used to layer?

    I love layering with perfume and body products. I especially like a bit of masculine/feminine, like English Leather and Cartier Must. Also the accidental layering- I was wearing Tabac Blond and put...
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    Re: What do you guys think of Guerlain Vetiver?

    Love this on the husband. Yum
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    Re: please suggest a substitute

    Another vote for Chamade
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    Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    Fave cheapies: Tabu, Lady Stetson, Ivoire. Fave expensives: Piguet Bandit and Visa, Chanel Coromandel, Tabac Blond
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    Re: Perfumes with amazing sillage--suggestions?

    Amarige has amazing silage, but is a real love/hate perfume. Personally, I love it!
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Love this thread- amazing how a scent can grab us, to the extent that we spend years tracking it down! And there is nothing like the rush of emotion when you find it. I unpacked my wedding dress...
  17. Re: I need help. Identify the bottle shown in picture.

    It is massive, so if it was cheap I imagine it's a drugstore brand. But sometimes the cheap stuff is amazing! E.g Tabu, Lady Stetson etc
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    Re: "Just got out of the shower" scented perfumes

    Balmain Ivoire
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    Re: The 10 "Must Have" -"women's" perfumes

    Oooh tricky! In no particular order....

    Piguet Bandit
    Mitsouko
    Tabac Blond
    Mugler Alien
    Amarige
    Rochas Tocade
    Carven Ma Griffe
    Patou Sublime
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    Re: What "mens" fragrances do you wear?

    A Taste of Heaven By Kilian. And the original Paco Rabanne
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    Re: Perfume for the business woman

    Estee Lauder Knowing, or Caron Tabac Blond
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Juy 15, 2011

    I'm in Salvador Dali Rubylips today
  23. Thread: Do you snicker?

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    Re: Do you snicker?

    No judgement from me, if you enjoy it then wear what you like! My mum loves Splendor by Elizabeth Arden which I consider horrid, but I happily buy it for her because it's her favourite
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    Re: whats your man-magnet ?

    In agreement with many on here, my man-magnets are: Alien, Samsara, Tabu. When I was first seeing my husband I wore Cacharel Gloria which he loved- but now it's discontinued, therefore rare and...
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    Re: What perfume do you wear most often?

    I use lots of Bandit, Alien and Tocade all year round
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    Re: Alien - a compliment

    Alien is my husband's favourite on me! Spoil your girlfriend Timaru
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    Re: Where to start with chypres

    My general obsessions are Bandit and Knowing. Chypre is an amazing category! Instant sophistication
  28. Thread: The Soapy Note

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    Re: The Soapy Note

    Really? I'll have to smell that. I generally don't like the Clean fragrances but that sounds interesting
  29. Thread: The Soapy Note

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    Re: The Soapy Note

    Didn't Luca Turin say that Dove should release a perfume scented like it's soap? It would be a bestseller!
  30. Thread: The Soapy Note

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    Re: The Soapy Note

    Love that soapy note when I'm in the right mood! Balmain's Ivoire is a favourite
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    Re: Today I sniffed...

    I like to think I can get away with Bandit also- well, I hope so as I love it and wear it frequently! Surely it's all a state of mind...?
  32. Re: Something similar but stronger to Light Blue by D&G

    I recommend Ocean Dream by Giorgio Beverley Hills. Cheesy 90's packaging and totally unrespected by perfumistas, but I love it! It has similar notes to Light Blue and is an EDT, but lasts pretty...
  33. Re: Filling up my TPC basket - last 4 suggestions...

    Another vote for Visa, it's gorgeous. Do they have any Parfums de Nicolai? Worth trying a few of those, also Patou Sublime
  34. Re: Another newbie looking for recs after a million sniffs!

    Sorry, just re-read that you don't fancy Fracas- maybe try the men's version? I prefer it
  35. Re: Another newbie looking for recs after a million sniffs!

    Also Piquet's Fracas for a tuberose hit
  36. Re: Another newbie looking for recs after a million sniffs!

    Try Lolita Lempicka (lilac apple-shaped bottle), described by Luca Turin as 'herbal Angel'. Strange and powerful fresh/sweet mix. And continue the hunt, it's half the fun!
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    Re: Plum by Mary Greenwell

    I tried this in House of Fraser the other day- lovely, intensely fruity and rich to me. I didn't get any chypre but it was nice all the same. Pricey though, for what it is
  38. Re: What are the all time greats, name your favourite five or so women's fragrances

    I'm basing this on my last ten years of perfume collecting, the ones I return to again and again:

    Thierry Mugler Alien
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Gucci EDP
    Caron Tabac Blond
    Guerlain Mitsouko
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    Re: What perfume has given you most compliments?

    Rednails, you put me in the mood for Habanita today!
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    Re: What perfume has given you most compliments?

    Whenever I've worn anything refined and subtle no-one has ever commented, ever. Only the powerhouses seem to do it for me and those around me!
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    Re: What perfume has given you most compliments?

    The big powerful ones- Alien, Tabu and Samsara. Husband especially loves Tabu
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    Re: Another convert to Shalimar

    I love the Shalimar Parfum. My special occasion go-to
  43. Poll: Re: Excluding Tabac Blond, which is your preferred female Caron?

    Parfum Sacre, definitely. A lot of the other Carons leave me cold
  44. Thread: Your top 10.....

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    Re: Your top 10.....

    My top 10 of all time:

    Alien
    Gucci EDP
    Shalimar
    Cuir de Russie
    Bandit
    Tocade
    Tabac Blond
    Chopard Casmir
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    Re: Birthday pressie for my girlfrend (24)

    Take her perfume shopping so she can choose! My husband did this for my 30th and it was great
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    Re: Ladies Over 35 ......

    Green Irish Tweed, or Caron Pour Homme. Yum
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    Re: Best dirty/musky floral?

    First by Van Cleef and Arpels
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    Re: fragrance for smokers

    Bandit is the perfume for the gal with a leather jacket and a cigarette in her hand.....
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    Re: Fragrance insults / back-handed compliments

    Obviously I meant 'thirty', not 'thrity'!
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    Re: Fragrance insults / back-handed compliments

    A double back-hander while wearing First by Van Cleef and Arpels. As such;

    'I never thought someone like you would wear something like that. Very old lady.'

    (Me) 'What do you mean 'someone like...
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    Re: naughty, naughty layering

    I love A Taste of Heaven by Kilian topped with Vent Vert
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    Re: Today I Bought - April 2011

    This thread is making me drool! I haven't had a huge perfume budget this month- the weather has been nice so I was moved to buy something fresh, indulged in some Estee Lauder Beyond Paradise
  53. Thread: I need Jasmine!

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    Re: I need Jasmine!

    Alien is a glorious Jasmine, and age- appropriate for your friend I think
  54. Re: Fragrance for a female friend of mine - Can you help?

    I would recommend Armani Code and Chanel no. 5 Eau Premiere. And may I say wow, I would love my husband to budget that kind of money for perfume gift for me!
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    Re: Newcomer to Caron perfumes

    Tabac Blond and Parfum Sacre are both bliss for me, but I'm left a bit cold by some of the others
  56. Thread: Unsung Treasures

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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Original Bijan is underrated, and I'm also a fan of Yendi by Cappuci
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    Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    To be honest, I've always been grateful if a man is clean. One who appreciates a good male fragrance is going above and beyond!
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    Re: "Against the grain" fragrances

    Ah yes! I wore Opium and First by Van Cleef and Arpels when I was a teen, it's entirely a matter of taste. Fragrances are marketed at certain target groups ( age, lifestyle, budget), and it's always...
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    Re: prettiest and ugliest...

    Prettiest: Shalimar, Alien and the distinctive black Robert Piguet bottles. Ugliest: Tocade (sadly, as the juice is a big favourite), Versace Crystal Noir and Givenchy Play (the iPod one! Yuck!)
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    Re: SotD Friday, 8 April 2011

    I'm in Lagerfeld's Sun Moon Stars today
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    Re: SotD Monday, 4 April 2011

    In Tabu today. Husband loves it!
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    Re: Name your sexiest fragrance!

    Bal a Versailles and Tabu. No subtlety here!
  63. Thread: Flankers

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    Re: Flankers

    Poison did this a lot- Hypnotic Poison, Pure Poison etc
  64. Thread: Flankers

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    Re: Flankers

    There's the original perfume- say Alien, or Omnia- then a load of others get released, like variations on a theme. Examples- Omnia Jade, Amythest etc, or Alien Sunessence. They are alternative...
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    Re: Drop Dead Sexy Fragrance

    How could I forget Bal a Versailles?! It's filthy in the best possible way
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    Re: Tuberose smell in the air

    Why is Amarige not an option? Can be applied sparingly
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    Re: Seriously Sexy Leather

    Good old Aramis!
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    Alien Sunessence 2011

    Just a quick one- I tried the newest Alien flanker today, Sunessence 2011 (yellow-ish bottle). It is horrible, sharp and sickly with no resemblance to the original beloved Alien. Anyone else tried...
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    Re: SotD Monday, 28 March 2011

    Amarige for me today
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    Re: Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds

    I have to say I prefer one of the others in the ET collection- Passion. Rich and spicy
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, 27 March 2011

    Off for a fancy Sunday lunch (mum's birthday) so I'm in First by Van Cleef and Arpels
  72. Re: Are GREEN CHYPRES really out of style these days?

    Sadly they do seem to be out of style, giving way to horrible syrupy fruity perfumes that all smell the same. I love a green chypre!
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    Re: Ladies, I need your help with something....

    I would suggest good old Anais Anais, or Balmain Ivoire
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    Re: New Fragrance: Emanuel Ungaro Diva Rose

    Oooooooh! I love Diva so I MUST try this
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    Re: What would/did you wear for your wedding?

    I love these stories!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 23 March 2011

    Balmain Ivoire, smells like springtime!
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    Re: What would/did you wear for your wedding?

    On the opposite side of the coin, I can't smell my late grandmother's perfume (Je Reviens) without feeling upset. It's tied to a strong emotional memory- she was in a nursing home during her last few...
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    Re: What would/did you wear for your wedding?

    And my wedding was not especially expensive or fancy, it was very relaxed. I think the perfume cost more than my dress!
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    Re: What would/did you wear for your wedding?

    This is an interesting one- yes, the smell really does bring the day back for me and I instantly recognize it on others. I think it's possibly the case that when you are in a high emotional state,...
  80. Re: Please Name your Favorite discontinued perfume which you would like to be relaunched !

    Is Gucci Rush discontinued? My favourite teenage perfume!
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    Re: What would/did you wear for your wedding?

    To elaborate- the decision was completely mine on the choice of perfume, and was totally instinctive. I have a small amount left I like to sniff every now and then, for memories
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    Re: What would/did you wear for your wedding?

    I wore the Homage by Amouage on my day. Not my usual style, but seemed completely perfect on the day. I recommend a concentrated attar-type fragrance as it will last- the last thing on your mind will...
  83. Re: How do you display/store your fragrances? And what about those samples?

    I have a wooden box I keep on the top shelf of my wardrobe for the bottles, and a vanity case for the samples. However, we have just ordered a dressing table so I can fulfil a lifelong dream and...
  84. Re: Please Name your Favorite discontinued perfume which you would like to be relaunched !

    Another vote for Gloria by Cacharel, I wore this when I met my husband. And Gucci EDP, my signature for most of my early twenties
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, 20 March, 2011

    I'm in Patou Sublime today
  86. Re: New fragrance from Jean Desprez to be released soon

    I've just ordered mine too. Very excited!
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    Re: Today I Bought - March 2011

    I bought some Piguet Visa and matching bath gel. Can't afford it really but am extremely pleased!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 17 March 2011

    Bandit, the works- shower gel, lotion and vintage EDP. I wish I could afford to do this every day!
  89. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    True, there are some fragrances which just push our buttons in the wrong ways! Every time I smell CK One I'm transported back to the early nineties when everyone was drenched in it, like kitchen...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 16 March 2011

    Estee Lauder Knowing today
  91. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Really? Tocade is one of my all time faves!
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    Re: Long-lasting tuberose on scent-eating skin

    So many people hate Amarige! Sigh. It has such a bad rep and is certainly strong, but I still love it
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 15 March 2011

    Ozbek by Rifat Ozbek today
  94. Re: Worst Fragrances

    I HATED CK One, it's like toilet cleaner. Also Angel, although I like the men's version. L'Eau d'Issey, yuck- many of these are scents of the nineties that people drenched themselves in! Elizabeth...
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    Re: Long-lasting tuberose on scent-eating skin

    Amarige! My skin also 'eats' scents, so I love this tuberose monster
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    Re: SOTD Monday 14 March 2011

    Red lipstick and Tabac Blond today......
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 13 March 2011

    Sun, Moon and Stars today
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    Re: Fragrance families & skin type

    My oily skin 'eats' delicate fragrances, hence my collection is full of big powerhouses that last. I used to like the aquatics when I was younger, but I've learnt how little they suit me. So it's...
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    Re: Any Animalic-Green frags to recommend?

    Another vote for Aramis. And vintage Bandit is my favourite perfume IN THE WORLD. Mmmmm
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    Re: SotD Friday 11 March 2011

    Congrats to Nukapai!

    I'm in vintage Ma Griffe today
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