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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Agree 100%!
  2. Re: Letter from Elizabeth Arden to Ed Strobl Sr., Perfumer at the Albert Verley Co.

    Very sweet letter. Thank you! Mémoire Chérie was a beautiful, rich aldehydic floral. I wore it for some time before it was discontinued. There must be lots of interesting things to read in that...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Congrats on passing the exam!

    Mon Guerlain edp because I’ve really been enjoying the drydown.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

    Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians!

    Mon Guerlain edp for me on a mild and sunny autumn day.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Now I’m wearing Chergui again because, as previously noted, it might be addictive.
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    Re: House of Caron

    What indeed? It is looking like the new owners who recently purchased Caron are finding evidence of neglect of the brand over some years. I always had the impression that Caron was an afterthought to...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Happy Birthday, Cigar Guy! Many fragrant returns.
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    Re: Three little packages....

    They all sound great, kewart, and at a good deal. Congrats! Your enjoyment can be felt across rhe miles. Sounds like a truly fragrant Holiday season ahead!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bravo, TL! You smell great.

    Wearing Mon Guerlain, because I missed it. Superb vanilla+ drydown (if you like that sort of thing).
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    Re: Masculine Hazelnut fragrance?

    Another vote for Angel Muse edp. Outstanding hazelnut note and, although it is not marketed to men, among the reviews it has often been criticized for seeming too masculine to some. I find it totally...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Looks mysterious...
  12. Re: Ambre Sultan and Chergui reformulated?

    From those original notes to the ones for today’s version is quite a jump and it’s no surprise it smells different! These are the notes one finds for today’s:

    honey, musk, incense, tobacco leaf,...
  13. Re: Ambre Sultan and Chergui reformulated?

    Kind of late to the party as I only got Chergui very recently and it’s the edp. Maybe I wouldn't have liked it had I worn the original version but truth is I do like the edp for what it is today.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chergui—uh oh—I’m not even sure how much I like this scent but wearing it because there may be something addictive about it... :huh:
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    Re: Do people still care about Bond No.9?

    Way back, when Bond No 9 threatened to sue an indy perfumer for daring to use the word "Peace" in a perfume name, any interest on my part was turned off. No way would I support a company that did...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Beautiful photo!
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Oh—and the excellent Santal Majuscule.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Love the idea of wearing a perfume to create an imaginary setting!

    Chergui for me because I came upon a deal by chance and it’s one I always wondered about.
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Thanks, hednic and N.CAL. Yes, I also have Nuit de Cellophane (on my third bottle), Ambre Sultan and Vétiver Oriental and like them very much. Did have Five O’Clock au Gingembre and used it up but no...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Lovely set—congrats!

    A chance thrift-store find. Hard to read but it’s Chergui edp 50ml.

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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    I don't see anything wrong—easy to find, easy to reach!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 1st October, 2019

    😀 Way to go, Trilby Lark!

    Vétiver Oriental for me, the powdery vetiver.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    A need to wear vetiver overcame me and Vétiver Oriental seemed like the perfect choice—definitely gender neutral and it has a powdery drydown that I love.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th September, 2019

    Héritage—excellent choice, TL! And...the afternoon went by too fast! A wonderful day. I wore a couple of dabs of Jicky parfum for the occasion. Tested several. The only one I liked was nothing new,...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very autumnal and appealing,fanny!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    After the Angel fit of yesterday, Mon Guerlain edp is back as the current go-to.
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    My hand reached for Angel edp all on its own—no idea why—must have been one of those blindsiding Angel fits!
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Yes, a few days ago at the Guerlain event...

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/468831-Today-I-bought-September-2019/page2?p=4721884&viewfull=1#post4721884
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Donna, you get some very good deals in your local stores!



    Very nice find, N.CAL!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I’ve been wearing Mon Guerlain every day because it just seems to be a comfortable fragrant aura but today I also wore it for a special lunch occasion.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very nicely displayed.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Not to worry. Meanwhile I am looking forward to your October tray!
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Yes, I hope you enjoy it!
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Those look very cute. They look eager to be chosen!
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Thank you, N.CAL.
  36. Re: And it happened - asked not to wear perfume to work

    I feel very lucky to have worked in a perfume-friendly workplace. Even got some converts! :) But was once asked to wash off a perfume by a colleague who said it gave her a headache. I did and did not...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thank you, CapriDog!
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    Re: House of Caron

    The perfumes started getting deconstructed when Alès took over. Now that they have sold Caron, let's hope the new owners will want to restore the scents, inasmuch as that is possible today.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Both very inviting displays, the general array and the Avon selection.
  40. Re: And it happened - asked not to wear perfume to work

    Love this concept!
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    And a larger bottle did become available—and she bought it! :smiley:

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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thank you, Juxtapozbliss, fanny, PStoller and NCAL! Fanny, no need for envy—there are only about five drops of Mitsouko left and the other one is Jicky!

    Zealot Crusader, would love to see your...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Sounds perfect.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thanks, Mr. Prince and hednic!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Beautiful photos and collections. Thanks for posting.

    Here is a small Guerlain tray to welcome the new bee bottle. It consists of new and old. Clockwise from lower left: vintage Mitsouko extrait,...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    No doubt. Although I liked many scents the choice was Mon Guerlain because it's one worn often, making the idea of refilling logical.



    Okay—the chocolates: there were three types, little...
  47. Re: And it happened - asked not to wear perfume to work

    It's the poof! factor…
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Went to the Guerlain event yesterday with cazaubon. The presentation in a special room featured the Art et Matière line and Mitsouko 100 years, with lime flavoured water and perfumed chocolates...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wearing Mon Guerlain specifically because attending Guerlain event today. (On other days I just wear it because I love it.) :)
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Goutal L’Île au Thé. It’s a wonderful (and much needed) palate cleanser.
  51. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    Correction again: Back to six because I had to return Naughty Fruity due to a seeming allergic reaction.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Unfortunately I had to “un-buy” Naughty Fruity because it gave me sneezing fits and watery eyes. Too bad; I like it but it doesn’t like me.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    LOL! Absolutely—and she will next time if a larger bottle becomes available!
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Mon Guerlain edp

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    Re: Guerlain Observations

    Congratulations! Thanks for sharing your happy experience and enjoy the great choices! Derby is a classic and Mon Guerlain edp is lovely (has become one of my favourites) and is so easy to wear....
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Thanks, hednic, and the same to you on yours!
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Sounds like a wonderful trip. I never knew about the lavender farms in Hungary but I do know about the fagylalt (ice cream)! :D
  58. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    Six bottles in three months:

    Three were replacements due to using up scents in the “permanent collection” (2 Nuit de Cellophane, Mon Guerlain)

    Two were unexpected thrift-store finds (Sycomore,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Venturing into new territory with Naughty Fruity, intrigued by its oddness. Let’s see how it unfolds as the day progresses.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Thanks, N.CAL. Will do. Also interested in others’ experience with Naughty Fruity. There doesn’t seem to be much in the way of discussion or review.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Thanks for the tip, TL. Sorry that bottle leaked. I hope you got a good replacement. So far the ones I have are fine. Haven’t opened this one yet but no problem exchanging it if necessary, I’m sure....
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Congrats to all!

    A special promotional event at The Bay made it advantageous to get a Mugler Exception I’ve been wanting, Naughty Fruity. The Supra Floral candle, travel size and samples were...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Had to run and grab Sycomore after reading Pallas Moncreiff’s fabulous story in the Sycomore parfum thread!
  64. Re: Rare Chanel Sycomore 15ml Parfum version

    Fabulous! Shades of Fu Manchu. Made me run for my bottle of Sycomore!
  65. Re: Possible Sticky Thread: Today I got a compliment while wearing:

    If the compliments thread were in the General Fragrance Discussion forum it might be clearer it could be fragrances for anyone. Maybe a mod could combine the threads there with an inclusive title....
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Congrats, Norstrom, & best wishes for success!
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    Thanks. Haven’t tried the Narciso—I’m not too compatible with musk, either don’t like it or can’t smell it. Guess we’ll have to see with Coromandel extrait.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Good luck, Norstrom!



    One would think so but it’s pretty subdued. Mon Guerlain may last a long time but stays close to the wearer. Anyway, there were no complaints!
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    “Soft,” “powdery,” “leathery”...sounds right up my alley. Looking forward to trying it. Thanks, Nastka for your impressions.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Smelling good, no doubt, with Tam Dao.

    LOL Yes, I was a bit doubtful about 17 sprays in an enclosed car and restaurant but I asked my nephew if it was too strong and he said no, so off we went.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    That’s probably a good setting for it. From what I smelled in the store when Sauvage was being promoted, it creates a really nice lingering ambiance wafting on the air in an enclosed space.
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    Thanks for the link.

    For $10,000 they give you gold-plated? :huh:
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    Re: The Future's So Bright....

    Sounds like you have an amazing dog—could do what a 500 gram spike and steel ball could not! A great dog to have for sure.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    17 shots of Mon Guerlain for a quadruple birthday brunch!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Nice! :thumbup: And welcome.
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Happy Birthday!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    A very neat and autumnal-looking display!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Still wearing Mon Guerlain edp because it still smells wonderful.

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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Nice bottle, nice hand, nice photo, nice perfume—what more could one ask for?
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    That’s a very pretty bottle—and a heck of a cake! i haven’t worn Mitsouko for some time but happily toast its 100th birthday! Bottles of vintage edt, cologne and a drop of extrait recently turned up...
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    Re: Delivery!

    Great service, good news! Enjoy!
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    Re: New Coromandel perfume?

    Oh la la! I’m in! As soon as budget permits, that is. Thanks for the heads-up, wildrnesxperienc!
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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Congrats, hednic! Wishing you great enjoyment of what can rightfully be called a masterpiece.
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    Re: What is “too perfumy” for you

    My idea of too perfumey is as noted above too intense. I’m not talking about applying more or less, as in too strong, but in some internal intensity in the perfume itself.

    When I read the title...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    So true for many. Weather and season have very little influence on the perfume I wear. It’s all about how I feel inside—or want to feel.
  86. Re: Captcha bot check for mobile device users

    Started getting these as well, about a week ago, on iphone. Weird. Also got some instruction in German while trying to add a photo in an edit. Very amusing to see that.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    An enjoyable prospect, TL—it’s eminently wearable!
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    Mon Guerlain edp because I’m a little bit addicted right now...:smiley:
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Today I’m wearing Mon Guerlain edp and for the eighth day in a row, because it smells wonderful.
  90. Re: New EU ingredients ban has started. Did you notice anything already?

    Pdp, you’re probably right that the changes have already been made, to be compliant at the deadline. I’ll be watching with interest for info on the results, to find out which scents are likely to be...
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    Re: Flash Meetup - Osswalds

    Sounds like a wonderful time. Thanks for the great report!
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Backup: Mon Guerlain EDP

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    Re: My Non-Investment Timepiece Collection!

    Congrats! It doesn’t look very used at all. What I like about it is there are a lot of interesting features in the dial design but it looks very neat and is easy to read.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    So true. At the rate change is happening, in “perfume years” vintage can be last week.
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    Re: Today I bought August 2019

    Very nice indeed. Congrats! My mom used to wear it and was followed several times by people who wanted to compliment her.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    A blast from the past! Have fun revisiting them. It will be interesting to see if your tastes have changed.
  97. Re: Skin allergies - red spots & itchy skin- Fragrances

    I’ve had it happen, with Cruel Gardenia and Kelly Caleche. I don’t miss Kelly Caleche but am very sorry about Cruel Gardenia, which I really like. If I do get a reaction, that perfume is history for...
  98. Re: Niche and indie fragrance houses/stores in Montreal?

    There is also Henriette L on av. Laurier. I think they have added additional stuff since this web page was introduced:

    https://www.henriettel.com/perfumes

    They carry different niche lines from...
  99. Re: Actually asked to wash a perfume off - it was that offensive to others

    Good for you for pursuing the experiment with different options. Glad it proved successful.
  100. Re: Do You Prefer A Certain Bottle Size oz’s?

    Same here. The smaller bottles usually feel better in the hand and more secure from droppage. I would get them if they were roughly the same price per ml as the large bottles. But I use up perfume...
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