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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th May 2015

    I keep sampling this (I think this is the 5th time I've worn it) to see if I'm going to like it, I've never warmed to it:

    Derby by Guerlain

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.17119.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th May 2015

    Happy Birthday Mocha!!!!


    I keep sampling this (I think this is the 5th time I've worn it) to see if I'm going to like it, I've never warmed to it:

    Derby by Guerlain
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 2nd May 2015

    Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat by Guerlain

    http://www.tendance-parfums.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/500x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/g/u/guerlain-eau-de-fleurs-de-cedrat_2_1.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 2nd May 2015

    Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat by Guerlain

    http://www.tendance-parfums.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/thumbnail/500x500/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/g/u/guerlain-eau-de-fleurs-de-cedrat_2_1.jpg
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    Re: Lolita Lempicka L'Eau en Blanc

    Great to hear tdem1961!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    Thanks everyone - dropped Joe off at his office this morning, he leaves tonight. We laughed SO MUCH at dinner. At one point I couldn't breathe. I haven't laughed like that in years.


    More...
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    Re: Today I bought: May 2015

    A gift from a BN buddy:

    Neroli Portofino Conditioning Beard Oil by Tom Ford

    http://ak1.polyvoreimg.com/cgi/img-thing/size/l/tid/122351210.jpg
  8. Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Misia coming Feb 2015?

    I scored a sample of this last night at the Chanel Boutique in Bal Harbour. I can't wait to give several full wearings...a bottle might be in my future.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    In Sync in a sample of:

    Tubereuse by Mona di Orio

    https://olfactoria.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/mona-di-orio-tubereuse.jpg?w=640

    Nice. But totally not me.


    Last night was a blast. Joe...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    In Sync in a sample of:

    Tubereuse by Mona di Orio

    https://olfactoria.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/mona-di-orio-tubereuse.jpg?w=640

    Nice. But totally not me.
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    Re: Tauerville Vanilla Flash

    Anyone else smell this?
  12. Re: CONUS Ostara sample group, a daffodiil soliflore

    Mine arrived - I will test it out next week. Thank you again 30Roses.
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Very interesting
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    Wearing this today for the 1st time from a sample. I really like it. I'm not sure I need a FB but this is inimitably the most wearable Slumberhouse I've smelled.

    I personally get very little...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

    rynegne - I hate it when I do that


    From a sample (Joe [petruccijc} brought me a sample of this last night along with some other goodies]):

    Kiste by Slumberhouse
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

    easyfish - that's a great lavender scent, a buddy years ago gave me some to try
    Asha - I love L'Arbre, I can't wait to own a bottle.
    PerfumedLady - wouldn't Sous le Vent powder be awesome!? Alas,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 29, 2015

    From a sample, from a very generous BN buddy:

    Vintage Blue Carnation Eau de Toilette by Roger & Gallet

    http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger2/7743/470384795753494/1600/Blue%20Carnation2.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    shadesofbleu - sounds like you had a nice day off yesterday...the only days off I've had recently are sick ones. I need a day off!
    Robin-in-Fl - that coconut scent does sound good
    kbe - we have...
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    Re: Czech & Speake No. 88

    Oh yes it's definitely reformulated. The new juice is a shadow of the previous version which is richer, more incense prominent with a longer and more intact sandalwood base note. I cherish my large...
  20. Re: New Tom Ford PB Neroli Portofino Line Fragrance

    Anyone smell the Fleur de Portino yet?
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    Re: Camphor / Camphoreus notes

    So hedonist you don't like Vikt by Slumberhouse? Most people talk about the licorice but there's an amazingly durable camphoreus note in that (I think it's from the oud, although I could be wrong)
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    Re: The Haystack: Woody/Spicy Genre

    Have you smelled Jubilation XXV?
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    Re: New Shalimar flanker: Shalimar Cologne

    Well I didn't like Parfum Initial and I really didn't like the Souffle de Parfum (however I love the Eau Legere/Light version much more so than the Eau de Shalimar version - IMO they smell VERY...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

    Busy day! Will catch up on posts & talk more later...


    L'Heure Vertueuse by Cartier

    http://www.osmoz.fr/Public/Files/perfume/image_fragrance_lheure_vertueuse_cartier_922ebfee68.jpg

    I over...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

    L'Heure Vertueuse by Cartier

    http://www.osmoz.fr/Public/Files/perfume/image_fragrance_lheure_vertueuse_cartier_922ebfee68.jpg

    I over applied this stuff so I am literally radiating jasmine &...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    Well I am familiar with mastic & no I don't think that particular note is the one I'm struggling with. The note is very synthetic.

    Perhaps I should explain: whatever this note is that I do not...
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    Re: New Jicky EDC

    Yeah that's the price I've seen for it. ((jealous))
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    Bois des Iles Eau de Cologne by Chanel

    http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x226/mikeperez23bucket/BoisdeIles_zpsaa6b7b8d.jpeg

    Always makes me think of TWolf when I wear this - missing her
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    Re: New Jicky EDC

    LOL

    Bokaba - I'm so jealous...was it expensive? Every time I see one for sale it's hugely overpriced. That is my FAVORITE version of Jicky.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    Will do



    Well I was in Sweden, for vacation, years ago literally days after the line was launched. It was nowhere else except there & I remember my ex immediately falling for Pulp but that...
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    Re: New Shalimar flanker: Shalimar Cologne

    Did you also 'get' the Dior Homme association with Shalimar Parfum Initial? I did.
  32. Re: Recent wood scents by Comme des Garcons ?

    Well if you don't like the synthetic mix in Artek then you probably won't enjoy their Serpentine which has it's whiff of cedar wrapped up with a lot of ambient-industrial smells. I happen to enjoy...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    Sample of...

    Fantastic Man by Byredo (now known as Sunday Cologne)

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.6688.jpg

    WIth the large amount of iso-e-super it's very easy to link this to Terre de...
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    Re: Lolita Lempicka L'Eau en Blanc

    You're welcome Bal a Versailles

    Glad to hear you like it Petra Ichor - I really am going to track down a sample now for sure.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th April 2015

    Mediterraneum by Gianni Versace (which...yes...at the time was fronted by Fabio!)

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.14286.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 25th April 2015

    Got a good nights sleep last night, so woke up bright-eyed-and-bushy-tailed (as my Dad would say) and got a lot done this morning...relaxing now with the A/C cranked at full blast, it's a hot one out...
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    Re: Speed

    I found it slower mid-day. Fine now.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th April 2015

    I can smell a little bit - yay! After a gym workout and back at my desk here at work I dabbed on the very last drop of my sample of...

    Joy vintage parfum by Jean Patou
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th April 2015

    Happy Birthday teardrop!
    hednic - BIG congrat's!
    ErinK - Happy Last Friday At Your Job!!!!

    IN SYNC in:

    Patou Pour Homme by Jean Patou
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    Re: New Shalimar flanker: Shalimar Cologne

    Guerlain already put out a "Cologne" version of this scent twice: Once as an Eau de Cologne and the 2nd time as Eau de Shalimar (which is okay...but is very synthetic).

    In addition the Ode de la...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 24th April 2015

    Patou Pour Homme by Jean Patou

    http://i187.photobucket.com/albums/x226/mikeperez23bucket/PPH.jpg
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    Re: Best sandalwood and vanilla frag

    Definitely try to smell Dries Van Noten - it is the ULTIMATE vanilla/sandalwood scent. After Shalimar, of course.
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    Thanks 30 Roses - that would be nice
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    Re: Favorite Sping Florals- what are yours?

    Well I must admit, spring florals are the kind of florals I'm least attracted to.

    If I had to pick one that makes me think of spring it's vintage Diorissimo parfum by Christian Dior. I owned a...
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    Re: Lolita Lempicka L'Eau en Blanc

    Yeah seems like this is hella affordable at online discounters. Fragrancenet has it incredibly discounted.

    And I just realized I'm sort of late to the party - this has been out since 2012.

    The...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    I wouldn't worry Vernona, I wouldn't pay that much for it either.

    I see one on eBay here: ...
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    Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    This stuff is fantastic also!
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    Re: Your Favorite "L'Eau"

    ^^^
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 23rd April 2015

    Still can't smell anything today. I just popped a Claritin-D pill so maybe later this afternoon I'll be able to smell...I am wearing scent though:

    Eau de Lierre by Diptyque
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 23rd April 2015

    ExtremeK - I just switched my Fall/Winter scents and put them away in their storage box in my closet and pulled out all of the Spring/Summer ones that I'd put away and I pulled out my spankin brand...
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    Very interested in hearing about this one - the review from the blogger Grain de Musc said:
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    Lolita Lempicka L'Eau en Blanc

    Anyone familiar with this?

    It supposedly smells less like the original LL (licorice) and much more nutty/heliotrope/powdery with iris and violet facets. I love this type of scent. Wondering if...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Oh I'm really excited to smell this one
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    I have a bottle and a back up bottle.

    However I wouldn't call it cozy. It definitely smells like Mysore so of course it has that lactic / sour / cream smell but it's very crisp also and because...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 22nd April 2015

    Still sick. Cannot smell a thing. Feeling a little better but the congestion is very much at it's worst. I put a dab of Leather Oud by Christian Dior on my hand (this stuff is nuclear!) and I...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    I must admit it took me several wearings of Dries Van Noten for it to click with me. I also felt like it was much more of a VANILLA scent and not really a sandalwood scent. Still...now I enjoy both...
  57. Re: Eau de Madeleine -Au Pays de la Fleur D'Oranger sold out!?

    Is it supposed to smell like a madeline?
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    Re: mini pass the sample: JAR

    I just used up an old sample of Bolt of Lightning a couple days ago (from a very generous BN friend who gifted it to me years ago). I always struggled to 'understand' the scent and for years I never...
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    Re: Recommendation for daughter #2

    Take this girl to a Diptyque store or counter! I am guessing that she will LOVE that line and there are so many good green, aromatic wonderful scents in that line for her to try. Totally unisex. ...
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    Re: Brutal Honesty 101: What and why?

    I remember once complimenting a guy on his scent & he said it was Axe Body Spray. OMG I was so surprised and ashamed to admit it. Which only goes to show me that clearly I thought much more of the...
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    Re: Love and Tears By Kilian (Mini Review)

    I used up the last of my sample of this at the end of last week (before I got this cold) and wow this stuff is amazing. I mean I always name-check A La Nuit since it's just such a strong realistic...
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    Tom Ford Shimmering Body Oil

    Not a new fragrance, per se, but a scented body oil (with a bit of shimmery emolliency to it). Nordstroms has it in stock now. The SA's at Neiman's said the scent reminded them of white florals and...
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    Re: DS Durga - Debaser (2015)

    lmao
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    What's wrong with you (or anyone for that matter) thinking that someone is a Gay man? There's nothing wrong with that at all.

    Furthermore life is too short to worry about what people think...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Tom Ford Noir Extreme

    I wore this twice from a sample that the SA @ Neiman's gave me.

    I like it. But...there is a base note in it that is overwhelming and strong/tenacious (reminds me of the base note in Ambre Nuit...
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    Re: DS Durga - Debaser (2015)

    buddy of mine smelled this & had wonderful things to say about it. I look forward to smelling it myself when I see it.
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Oh wow! ((jealous))
  68. Re: By Kilian: Straight To Heaven, Splash of .... WHAT ??!!

    Cool concept
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st April 2015

    I've been Missing In Action since I have had a cold all weekend, still have it. Can't smell a thing!

    Missing you all

    ((cough, cough))
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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    Thanks A. It has that 'classic' or 'best in class' sort of vibe immediately. I have scents like that (when I used to own it Rive Gauche Pour Homme the vintage juice comes to mind).
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    Re: Mark Buxton Nameless

    Wearing it for the first time today from a sample. Nothing special. I can easily smell the intensely synthetic (and sweet) base note he used in this from the very first spray so it made it...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th April 2015

    In Sync from a random sample:

    Nameless by Marc Buxton

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.5187.jpg

    Quite 'accessible' in my opinion. Alternates between ambery sweetness and modern synthetic...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17th April 2015

    From a random sample:

    Nameless by Marc Buxton

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/o.5187.jpg

    Quite 'accessible' in my opinion. Alternates between ambery sweetness and modern synthetic woody...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    What were the other two?
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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    I tried it last week, I forgot to post about it.

    I must admit this genre of masculines is not really my favorite type. I was reminded of other high-quality masculine fougeres that I've either...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

    It's been a while since I've worn this - it's always an enjoyable thing:

    Vetiver vintage Eau de Cologne by Guerlain

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6955567699_08332c43c7_z.jpg

    After...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16th April 2015

    It's been a while since I've worn this - it's always an enjoyable thing:

    Vetiver vintage Eau de Cologne by Guerlain

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6955567699_08332c43c7_z.jpg

    After...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

    Sorry for my absence yesterday, I was so busy I forgot to post. I think I just wore Jardin d'Amalfi by Creed - and thoroughly enjoyed wearing it too.

    Today I am in the last of my sample of:
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 15th April 2015

    The last of my sample of:

    Noir Extreme by Tom Ford

    https://groomingguru.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/tom-ford-noir-extreme.jpg?w=529&h=431
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    I love that stuff, I wore some a week ago. I am eeking out my bottle slowly, which is easy for me to do since I have to blend mine with unscented body lotion as my skin is too sensitive to the...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Heure Bleue 2015

    Well then next time I'm at a department store I'll definitely take a sniff

    I personally do not like the Eau de Toilette version of this - too too powdery.

    But the Eau de Parfum (the one I own...
  82. Re: Anyone knows what Chanel No. 22 smells like?

    I hardly ever hear any of us speak about No. 22. Wearing it from a sample today from a BN buddy. It's giving me just the lift and boost that I needed today.

    If there was a smell to helium or...
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    Re: Name your favorite Amouage

    Jubilation XXV
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    Re: Best Creed for modern woman??

    I agree with the Jardin d'Amalfi recommendations - gorgeous stuff!
  85. Re: Fragrances that smell rich/opulent/luxurious?

    Definitely Windsor and Tribute by Amouage
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    Re: Guerlain L'Heure Bleue 2015

    Interesting. And good news. I will have to stop & test it next time I encounter it.

    Did you test it at a Guerlain counter in a major department store? Or at a Guerlain boutique?
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    I've never even heard of this. Please post your thoughts on the boards when you wear it!
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    Re: Roberto Dario - Esperienze Olfattive

    I wore this twice yesterday. At night I was sweating (it was a warm night in SoFla last night) and I found it intensely powdery. I like it's natural rose smell and the spiciness isn't that intense....
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    I woke up sleepy & needed a jolt to my system so I chose the aldehyde-rush from my sample of:

    No. 22 by Chanel

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.7142.jpg
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    Re: Le Labo Guaic 10

    No - what you're describing sounds like G10. It's like here-it-is-there-it-goes. However when I wore it other people could clearly smell it on me so I have a feeling this one fatigues the wearer's...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 13th April 2015

    I woke up sleepy & needed a jolt to my system so I chose the aldehyde-rush from my sample of:

    No. 22 by Chanel

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.7142.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, April 12, 2015

    Afternoon in my sample of:

    Dolcedesiderio by Esperienze Olfattive

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-uZrP1u4YfgA/UMB70O0nY_I/AAAAAAAAAcc/pYYcrGWHJ-4/s1600/DSCN1909.JPG

    Nice spicy rose but nothing to...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 12th April 2015

    Nice to see you 30 Roses!
    Happy 6,000 Kiliwia - I saw you wore Fleur de Liane on Friday, I love that stuff! I remember I wore it the day I went to go see Luca Turin for lunch (I'd sprayed it on @...
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    Re: Today I bought: April 2015

    Eau Noire is so good!
  95. Re: New Tom Ford PB Neroli Portofino Line Fragrance

    I was told about this last week at Neiman Marcus. She told me that Neiman Marcus has this for three (3) months before it's released officially. She apologized but they hadn't provided her any...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th April 2015

    Shalimar by Guerlain

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.20531.jpg

    In Sync in the scent, as many of you know, is the one I have had BOTTLES of for many years now. I currently own vintage Eau de...
  97. Re: ? - Freshest Sandalwood [since Sandalwood (Floris) is no more] - ?

    Yes it's the real deal. I bought a sample online from a decanter. It's very linear...I mean it smells like Mysore sandalwood and not much else. But it's gorgeous. I can't wait to own a bottle. ...
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    Re: Santi Burgas: amazing creations

    I see what you mean


    http://fimgs.net/images/dizajneri/o.1634.jpg


    The packaging is a bit garish...

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/--RbUaIQcoWw/UlSGUIqGm1I/AAAAAAAAB7k/w_Du9M-aXPk/s1600/Loant.jpg
  99. Re: Best Vanilla scented Cologne? Help...

    This.

    However if you can find it try vintage Shalimar Eau de Cologne.
  100. Re: ? - Freshest Sandalwood [since Sandalwood (Floris) is no more] - ?

    I own a bottle of the disco'd Floris. I enjoy it. But it, and many of the examples above, I would never describe as "fresh" personally.

    Perhaps uplifting. Bright. But all sandalwood notes (and...
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