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    Re: New Scent: Hypnotic Poison Eau Secrete

    I found this quite boring and nondescript. It has very little to do with the magnificent and very unique Hypnotic Poison. I also understand that the name means something with "secret" but in my...
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    Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    Montale Highness Rose for a true, heartbreakingly romantic rose
    Juliette has a Gun Lady Vengeance for a warm and spicy rose
    Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose for that retro/budoir feeling
    Guerlain Rose...
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    Re: Playing for Samples- A Game

    I'm guessing 36
  4. Re: Romance by Ralph Lauren class project Help wanted plz!!

    RL Romance is the only bottle I've ever finished. I wore it in my late teens/early twenties. I liked it because it's crisp and fresh. I haven't sniffed it since then. I don't think it should be...
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    Re: Incredible Buy on Gantier Samples

    I bought 30 samples from this seller and got them for an amazing deal! The seller shipped quickly overseas and the package arrived last week. I haven't tried MPG before so this was an excellent...
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    Re: Most versatile scents?

    Chanel No 5 Elixir Sensuel
    FM L'Eau d'Hiver
    FM Iris Poudre
    Balmain Ivoire
    Chanel 31 Rue Cambon
    Tom Ford Private Blend Moss Breches
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    Re: New: Infusion d'Iris By Prada

    I have been wearing it for three days in a row now and it reminds me quite a lot of L'Eau d'Hiver. Infusion d'Iris is slightly more floral but with a similar softness. Lasting power is surprisingly...
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    Re: Help! Le Feu d'Issey!

    I found the shower gel and body lotion here

    http://www.perfumebay.com/women-s-l-le-feu-d-issey-by-issey-miyake-for-women.html
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    Re: Your Most Wearable Fragrances:

    The most wearable in my wardrobe must be

    L'eau d'Hiver
    31 Rue Cambon
    Helmut Lang EDP
    Iris Poudre
    Chinatown
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    Re: Most worn in May

    Most worn i May

    5x FM- L'Eau d'Hiver
    4x FM- Iris Poudre
    3x Ava Luxe- Nude Musk
    3x Chanel- 31 Rue Cambon
    3x Creed- Virgin Island Water

    I have sampled A LOT in May, many Ava Luxes and all the...
  11. Thread: ocean smell

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    Re: ocean smell

    Today I tested Sel de Vetiver again and it really strikes me as a marine fragrance in the best possible way. It's cool and salty and reminds me of a stormy beach at Normandie, France.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for May 2007)

    Must de Cartier parfum 1/2 oz, got it dirt cheap ($25) from the swedish version of eBay:bounce:
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    Re: When feeling oh so Blue

    On those days when it feels like my soul weighs a ton and there's nothing I can do about it, I usually reach for scents like Hermes Hiris, Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile and Iris Poudre. I don't know why...
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    Re: Long-lasting fragrances

    Bond no 9 Chinatown have terrific longevity and sillage on me, it just keeps blooming and glowing for over 24h after application.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for May 2007)

    Yay, I splurged on a huge bottle of Shalimar parfum today! Will I ever finish 1 oz?:rolleyes:
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 April

    Thanks Riannon:)

    Why isn't my wardrobe showing? Strange...

    I went for a Caron but not En Avion. I feet a little bit flirty and girly today so I went with N'Aimez Que Moi. :cool:
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 April

    What on earth should I wear today?

    There's a science festival in town today and I'm going to listen to researcher Daniel Joulain from Grasse speaking about "The use of essential oils and natural...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 15 April

    It's hot here in Sweden today. Creed-Virgin Island Water is purrrrfect:D
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    Re: SotD Thursday 5 April

    Since it's my birthday today I'm celebrating with a few drops of vintage Shalimar parfum :bounce:
  20. Thread: SL Chene?

    by julia7
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    Re: SL Chene?

    I think Chene is the dries fragrance I've ever tried. I didn't get *any* sweetness from it at all and that made it a bit difficult for me to wear. Of all the Lutens I tried, to my nose this is by far...
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    Re: Favorite Jasmine Perfume?

    Montale Jasmine Full and Andy Tauers Le Maroc pour Elle. Love them both:)
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella recommendations?

    Cittá di Kyoto is a must try. It's a pure and fresh incense without the musty notes that can follow with such fragrances. I own it and love it to pieces!
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    Re: Do you wear perfume to bed ! ! ! ! !

    Yes, I wear perfume to bed. I prefer soft and comforting frgrances like Imperial Opoponax or Helmut Lang. Notes like clean musk, powder or mild incense seems to calm me down the most.
  24. Re: What did you buy "unsniffed", that you liked & what was a big mistake?

    Blind buy success

    L'Heure Bleue
    Feminite de Bois
    Molinard
    Mitsouko

    Blind buy disaster
    Schiaparelli-Shocking (dead roses in stale beer)
    Prada-Prada EDP (patchouli plague)
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for March 2007)

    Bulgari Black and Floris of London Gardenia both cheap off eBay:D
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    Re: gardenia or simple creamy white flowers

    I've just won Floris of London-Gardenia dirt cheap on eBay. According to the reviews it's a fresh and green gardenia with notes of "Gardenia- the flower, stem and leaves". Sounds lika a perfect...
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    Re: "male"scents on women?

    I wear my husbands Egoïste once every month or so and I really like it a lot! It smells totally different on me than on him, it morphs into something quite feminine on my skin. Haven't tried Dior...
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    Re: What fragrances help you "de-stress"?

    Helmut Lang EDP because it's so gentle and soothing. The (sometimes dreaded) note of baby powder is so comforting it's almost like a soft blanket. Love the clean musk as well.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for March 2007)

    Creed-Virgin Island Water
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    Re: BPAL Fans gone nuts? - check this auction!!!

    Look at the notes

    "Ded Moroz is golden amber, white amber, redwood, teak, bois du rose, sage, tree moss, and snow"

    The first notes sounds fine to me but snow? Come on, snow doesn't really smell...
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    Re: Perfume Families you dislike !

    Anything with cucumber:(
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    1,7 oz Helmut Lang EDP because I simply adore that baby powder note:o
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    Re: SALTY..Driftwood....?????

    The Different Company-Sel de vetiver is very salt-y and beach-y IMHO
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    Re: What does Chergui remind you of?

    Chergui reminds me of L de Lolita but less sweet and a little less gourmand. I think I find a sweet tobacco note and a touch of dry hay in booth of them.
  35. Thread: Montale Reviews

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    Re: Montale Reviews

    Jasmine Full
    Notes: Jasmine, Orange blossom, honeysuckle
    This jasmine is so breathtakingly beautiful it almost hurts. It opens up with lots and lots of white florals with a little green peeking...
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    Re: Where have all the 'knock em dead' frags gone?

    These are all serious power scents IMHO

    Gucci-Rush
    Thierry Mugler-Angel
    Jean Paul Gaultier-Jean Paul Gaultier Classique and Fragile
    Dolce&Gabbana-By Woman
    Prada-Prada EDP
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    Alexander McQueen-Kingdom EDP 25ml for $12.95! So glad I got my hands on a smaller bottle. Yay for small bottles!
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    Re: frags for the nontraditional new guy?

    I second Bulgari Black. It smells really urban and contemporary in a relaxed and not overly sexy way. It's both soft and raw at the same time wich makes it interesting. The combination of smooth...
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    Re: Really good perfumed bodylotions.

    Hi Margareta:)

    I recieved Burberry Brit body lotion as part of a gift set and it's almost better than the perfume itself! The perfume can become slightly cloying on me but the body lotion is...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    Oh, I will love it to pieces! I have a small sample that I have been treating as my own child:o . I thought I was ready for the real deal now. 15ml should keep me satisfied for a while.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    Today I bought Caron Poivre and Caron N'aimez que moi. I participated in two bottle splits and now I'll be sitting in front of my mailbox until the package arrives.
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    Re: what's the deal with...

    Mine is not a note, it's a fragrance.

    What's the deal with Angel?

    I love gourmands and adore orientals. I can do heavy vanilla and tolerates patchouli well. I find chocolate notes interesting,...
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    Re: Habanita powdery?

    Yes, ineed it's ms Longstocking. She's so cool and I love that vintage picture of her. In fact, i love everything Astrid Lindgren ever written:thumbsup:

    I'd like to try the Habanita EDT since...
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    Re: Habanita powdery?

    I have just recieved Habanita vintage parfum and I love it! It's very much like Les Nereides-Imperial Opoponax (wich I also love). Both are powdery but Habanita opened up with a little more "oomph"...
  45. Re: something somewhere between Elixir des Merveilles and Lolita Lempicka?

    Welcome! I love both Lolita Lempicka and EdM. Here are some other frags you might like

    Lolita Lempicka -L (I get gourmand, chocolate and sunshine from this)

    Anne Pliska-EDP (Beautiful and...
  46. Re: What scents, for you, epitomize feminine seduction?

    Tabac Blond makes me a man eating seductress;)
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    Molinard-Habanita 1/4oz parfum
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    1/4oz vintage Mitsouko parfum (pre-reformulation). Will she love my skin or will she not? I can't wait to meet her:p
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    Re: Your thoughts on Tabac Blond

    I really love Tabac Blond but on me it's a quite timid fragrance. I get lots and lots of leather from its sister En Avion, wich to me is more "on the wild side" than Tabac Blond. Try both since they...
  50. Re: Suggestions for "Clean, Fresh, and Barely Perceptible" Women's Fragrance

    I suggest Helmut Lang EDP. It opens with a lot of herbs but settles down to a beutiful clean musk with a touch of baby-powder. It stays close to the skin and is really comforting in a non-foody kind...
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    Yesterday I wore Un Lys and today I will return to Cherghui once again. Chergui remains my SL favourite!

    I'm quite proud I made it all week through. Even when my Carons cried and begged, I stayed...
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    I missed the Cypre Rouge day but since my sample of Chypre Rouge came yesterday I'm wearing it today.

    I'm far from being an expert in picking out the different notes in a fragrance. What I can...
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    I. Can't. Breathe. This. Is. Too. Beautiful

    *faints*

    :shocked:

    (I'm not really a floral girl at all)
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: I'm jumping with joy! Today my new SL samples arrived :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

    Chypre Rouge
    Encens et Lavande
    Un Lys

    I was beginning to wonder if I could make it...
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    I really wished my sample of Un Lys would arrive today!

    My only other floral SL is A la Nuit and it's little too much on me. I will be spending the day shopping so it has to stand some body...
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    Oops, I was cleaning my oil lamp (used for home fragrances) when I spilled a good lot of what was left in it on me.

    Bye, bye lovely Amber Sultan, hello a mixture of Francincense, Rosewood and...
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    I simply HAD to sniff Bois D'Encens yesterday. I bribed my husband to wear it and to my great joy it smelled lovely on him. He didn't agree with me...
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    Last night I told myself I would wear Chene today. Changed my mind (again:rolleyes: ).

    Today it's Amber Sultan for me and WOW, this amber works for me. It has none of that slightly cloying...
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    I changed my SL SotD from the serious La Myrrhe to the voluptious Douce Amere a couple of hours ago.

    To my taste, Douce Amere is far too sweet and one-dimensional (never thought I would call a SL...
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    Re: Ladies PMS and sense of smell...

    I have been planning to start at thread about this subject! It's very interesting. I experience that some fragrances turn bad on my skin just before my period. I'm also a little sensitive about...
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    There's a hurricane sweeping over the west coast of Sweden today. Since I need to calm down (it's scary when heavy object fly by outside your window) I'm spending the day with La Myrrhe.

    At...
  62. Re: Imagine one second, you own a fragance...What s your name?

    Ibis (Female, a light, airy incense)
    Thesbe (Female, a heart wrenching floral, mostly lilacs)
    Psyche (Female oriental, bring on the opoponax)
    Orfeus (the male Ibis, melacholy and citrus)
    Nyx...
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    Re: I had no idea????

    I had no idea as well before I found BN. In fact, I wasn't very interested in perfumes at all before BN. For example, I believed Guerlain only made dull old-lady-perfume:embarassed: :rolleyesold: Now...
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    I have been enjoying Chergui today! Some days it tends to get too sweet on me (in the drydown). The opening notes are to die for tough, simply stunning. This time my husband liked it as well:bounce:
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    Re: My ideal signature oriental...

    Today I'm wearing Caron- Poivre (extrait). It should fit your bill perfectly. It's spicy, elegant, warm, long-lasting and I believe that sillage is excellent. You can find decants of this on eBay.
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    I'm in but with a slightly different selection (Chergui, La Myrrhe, Chene, Fumerie Turque, Cuir Mauresque, Tubereuse Criminelle and Ambe Sultan). Great way to finally dig in on those samples:)
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    Re: Rounded, smooth, creamy

    If you can find Fendi - Theorema you might like it. To me, it's all the things you describe, round, smooth and creamy. It's an oriental but not too heavy. It has a "ambery" sweetness to it but it's...
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    Re: A Query about a post of Quarry

    Interesting subject! Are you sure it's the actual, separate notes that evoce emotions? Is it possible that it's somekind of unconcious memory connected with the different fragrances that triggers...
  69. Thread: Leather & Rose?

    by julia7
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    Re: Leather & Rose?

    I second Anglomania, one of my current favourites actually! To me it's a beautiful blend of roses and a little spice while the leather sits underneath, keeping it from being too cute. A must try!
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    Re: Your Fragrant Resolutions for 2007

    * Sniff my way through the classic Carons
    * Decide wich SL bell jar to buy
    * NOT buying blind from eBay like a trigger happy loony
    * Maybe start a swedish perfume blog (Hello Shifts:wave: )
    * Try...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 January

    Hermes-Hiris

    Since I'm in desperate need of keeping my head clear today, Hiris was the obvious choice. I feel confident, smart and calm wearing this (thank you Hermes:happy: )
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 2 January

    Today I emptied the last of my sample of Chergui:cry: Now it's time to decide if it should become my first bell jar. Since I'm going to Paris in March I better start saving now (with the new Chanel...
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    Re: Black Nail Polish

    I bought OPI Black Onyx but didn't like it at all. It went on looking semi transparent and took forever to dry. Didn't look good more than a few hours after application. I happened to win a bottle of...
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    Re: Today I bought ...

    Today I bought Fendi-Theorema 50ml EDP on eBay and I can't wait until I get it. I could take a bath in that stuff!
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    Re: What gifts did you get? :)

    Among my gifts were

    SMN eau de cologne "Citta di Kyoto"
    SMN hand cream "Pasta di Mandorle" (love it!)
    iPod 30GB form my lovely husband
    knitting needles made from rosewood
    several cook books (i...
  76. Re: !!! GREAT NEWS: 6 news "Les Exclusifs de Chanel" !!!

    They all look good to me, especially Coromandel and 28 La Pausa. But why the 200ml bottles? I have a hard time finishing my 100ml bottles and really prefer bottles os 30ml or 50ml. Maybe a split is...
  77. Re: how has your nose "developed" since you've been into fragrance?

    Yes, absolutely! I believe I've been neglecting my sense of smell for a long time. I was a smoker for a couple of years and that didn't exactly help. Since my interest in fragrances and perfume began...
  78. Re: ISO - seriously elegant, strong, slightly unapproachable fragrance.

    Defenitely Chanel Bois des Iles! It's everything you described and more. I can't really put words on my love for BdI (maybe because english isn't my native tounge). It's woods but not pencil...
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    Re: kinda wish I was Catholic

    I have bought a pair of knitting needles carved of rosewood. They smell wonderful and are just as wonderful to knit with:)
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    Re: Arabie and a new Chili recipe

    This reminds me of a recipe on the subject I found on Bois de Jasmins blog. Unfortenately I'm not allowed to link the exakt adress but go to her blog and search under Flavours

    I did the...
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    Re: Cold Weather Fragrances

    One of the few thing I enjoy with living in Scandinavia is that we are blessed with cold weather for almost six months a year. That means I can wear my beloved cold-weather-fragrances often! My...
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    Re: New Year's Eve - 2007! What do you wear?

    Oh you cruel faith! This year I'll be working all night from dec31 to jan01. It stinks! Since I'll be celebrating the new year at work I'll probably wear something quiet with minimal sillage. I don't...
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    Re: Need something to hold all these samples!!!

    As a nurse I found that the blocks of foam that keeps our test tubes for blood samples are excellent sample holders since the holes are not too deep (1,5cm). They keep 50 samples each! The blocks of...
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    Re: Your Ultimate 2006 Xmas wishlist !

    Dear Santa, please bring the following and I'll promise I'll be an :engel017: for 2007 as well

    Thierry Mugler’s Le Parfum Coffret
    Chanel- Bois des Iles
    Frederic Malle- Un Rose body butter
    Donna...
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    Re: dry woods/lumber store

    I think SL -Chene is the ultimate woodsy fragrance. I can't detect a single sweet note in this one, only fresh cut wood. Lovely to wear when nothing syrupy will do.
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    Re: New: STONED by Solange Azagury-Partridge

    That's one ugly bottle:eek: Too me the price is quite ugly too. However I liked the line she did for H&M.
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 3 November

    Today is a Chanel n19 day:thumbsup: Perfect match with my current mood.
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 27 October

    [QUOTE=pellen]Oooooh! Someone's got those new Lesnez! How is it? Still waiting for mine.
    QUOTE]

    I have a hard time wrapping my brain around this one. It's... warm but not comforting-warm. On...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 27 October

    No storm here on the west coast either, a little windy thats all:rolleyes:

    LesNez- Let me play the lion
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 October

    Delrae- Bois de Paradis

    Love the blackberry combined with that slightly sweet, blonde tobacco note. Maybe it's not really a tobacco note in there, but to my untrained nose it smells like it. Fits...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 13 October

    Feminitè du Bois- very comforting
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    Re: Jasmine recommendations?

    Hello everybody, I'm a new member here

    IMHO Jasmine Full by Montale is the ultimate jasmine fragrance. It smells just like you are sitting under a jasmine tree in full bloom while the daylight...
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