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  1. Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    Well, I called around and I did indeed jump the gun a bit; apparently it'll be mid-February (at the very earliest) before Misia makes her appearance in the boutiques here.
  2. Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    Bien sûr - it'd be my absolute pleasure! :) Though I really should confirm first, of course, especially if you know for sure that it'll be a few weeks before it's there. SA's on the phone tend to...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 26th January 2015

    Hello everyone!

    So I've found myself back in roses again. This morning was Stella Rose Absolute, from a bottle which I recently very impulsively replaced after deciding I didn't need another...
  4. Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs - What are your favorites?

    I loved No22 long before it was an exclusive, but it hasn't changed too drastically so it's still a love. My other favorites are Coromandel, 31 Rue Cambon, 1932 (this is my "Ballet Chanel"), Beige...
  5. Re: I want something that smells heavenly, mild & sweet.

    Now these are very good suggestions, although the wonderful fragrances don't have much longevity as the oils are so very lightweight ...although they're both now offered in much longer lasting parfum...
  6. Re: I want something that smells heavenly, mild & sweet.

    Hi Keppy!

    It's true that you'll have a tough time finding alcohol-free designer fragrances, but I'd recommend you give Ava Luxe a try. She's got several soft musk fragrances that are as mild and...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 25th January 2015

    Hey y'all -

    I've been in some wonderful classic chypres today; I was in vintage Givenchy III this morning...


    http://i50.tinypic.com/2wdsqqs.jpg

    ...and it's vintage Halston, 70s perfume,...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    I now have Chanel's Jade Rose on my tips, and Blue Satin on my toes.


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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    Hey y'all! :)

    I went with the not too fruity Yendi this morning for tennis, and although they're not the standouts, it's got raspberry and peach helping to make it what it is, which is tart and...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 23rd January 2015

    Hello everyone!

    I've got lots of perfumes with fruity notes, so today's an easy sync for me. I played tennis this morning so I didn't want anything too sweetly fruity, so I went with tangy and...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Hello and welcome to basenotes, devdev12! http://www.desismileys.com/smileys/desismileys_3449.gif

    I've recently rediscovered how versatile Clinique's Almost Lipstick in Black Honey is, so I've...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 22nd January 2015

    Hello everyone -

    Today's been all about irises: Donna Karan's Iris for ballet this morning...


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    ...which is very nice indeed, but then I wanted MOAR...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 21st January 2015

    Hey y'all -

    Dior today ...fun and flirty Miss Dior Chérie this morning...


    http://i49.tinypic.com/505ysx.jpg

    ...and vintage Miss Dior, 60s parfum and edt, tonight. ...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 20th January 2015

    Hello everyone -

    It's been a Chanel day for me, too, starting with vintage No22, parfum and edt, this morning...


    http://i42.tinypic.com/sbpxn5.jpg

    ...now *almost* twinned with the...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 19th January 2015

    Hello everyone -

    My morning was fragranced with Jean Patou Sublime...


    http://i57.tinypic.com/waota9.jpg

    ...whose oh-so-luscious ylang absolutely compelled me to reach for Dior's New Look...
  16. Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel - Misia coming Feb 2015?

    Actually, they have celebrated her with a beautiful, sheer and flirty pinky-peachy lipstick, Rouge Coco Shine in Misia; I love it and wear it a lot in the spring and summer, but I believe it might...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 18th January 2015

    Hey y'all -

    I played tennis with my husband today in Bel Respiro (actually, I was in Bel Respiro, he was in Eau de Cologne, his "Tennis Chanel" ;))...


    http://i42.tinypic.com/24xjled.jpg

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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I'm pretty sure that's Willy van Rooy for YSL, 1978. This is Tina Chow (in Chanel, 1984) -


    http://i62.tinypic.com/68esl2.jpg


    To my nose, too. I think it took a few years for it to really...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    BetsyM, you were in my very favorite perfume of all regardless of era, but to me Coco is *the* smell of the 80s! ♥ ♥ ♥



    She does look a bit like Catherine Deneuve - a Chanel favorite - but I...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 17th January 2015

    Hello everyone -

    Inadvertently continuing yesterday's fun synch (and house-twins with Herr easyfish) in K d Krizia (1981) this morning...


    http://i58.tinypic.com/bf28wp.jpg

    ...and in...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 16 January, 2015.

    ^^ Oh well, no matter, Knit, you really don't have to say another word - you smell freaking amazing!! :D
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 16 January, 2015.

    Hello, everyone!

    I've been in synch all day without even trying! ;) I was in Gucci No3 (1985) earlier today...


    http://i50.tinypic.com/260zoth.jpg

    ...and now I'm in Amouage Gold (1983) for...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 15 January, 2015.

    Good evening, everyone -

    I was in 1932 for ballet today...


    http://i62.tinypic.com/qyfvpt.jpg

    ...and now I'm in *lots* of vintage Miss Dior, 70s parfum and edt ...seriously, I think I may...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 14th January 2015

    Hey y'all -

    I played tennis this afternoon in Iris Prima (it's my "Tennis Iris" ;)) and now I'm in the gorgeous, dramatic and just a bit quirky John Galliano edp for the evening ...have a good...
  25. Re: Name A Fragrance that you think best represents and defined A Single Year. Everyone Share!

    1947 - Dior Miss Dior, the house's first perfume, an elegant, classic chypre created to celebrate and fragrance the New Look of 1947
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 13th January 2015

    Hello everyone -

    I spent the first part of my day in K de Krizia, and I'm now in Parure for the evening, a few drops of 70s parfum, compliments of my sweet and generous mother ...who basically...
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    Re: Your top three VANILLA scents.

    Yeah, I'd have to agree with Dulcis in Fundo and Tihota (which actually reminds me of a Bath&Body Works special holiday edition vanilla called Vanilla Bean Noel) for sweet and ultra-rich...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 12th January 2015

    Hello everyone -

    I've been in La Perla today, and having just re-spritzed, I suppose I'll be in it for the remains of the day, as well. :)

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    Re: SOTD Sunday 11th January 2015

    Hello ExtremeK - lovely to see you, as well! Sorry to hear your 2015 is off to a rocky and sick start :( ...so glad you're all better now, 'though :) ...but too bad about the pain-in-the-a$$ business...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 11th January 2015

    Oh good heavens, no - I was crushed! ;) But playing someone better is really the best way to improve, so I don't mind ...too much, lol. And I had a great time, anyway - it was a fun match. Thanks for...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    New mani-pedi yesterday ...Smith & Cult Ghost Edit on tips and Dirty Baby on toes.



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    Re: Wardrobe Q: sort by # of wears

    I didn't want to create yet another "Wardrobe Sort" request thread so I thought I'd just bump this one, since I agree that it would, indeed, be a very nice feature to have right there in our...
  33. Re: Perfume that smells of Indian spices, chai tea etc.

    Ava Luxe Madeline is a rather boozy and sweet chai latte with musk, bourbon, vanilla and spices, and Costes edt is a much stronger, spicier masala chai without the milk. Both smell utterly cozy, warm...
  34. Re: New! New! New! — Unprecedented Vintages and the Avant-Garde

    Dior Dune (1991) ...warm and cool at once, not quite floral and not quite woody but somehow stony, serene, strange, and just hauntingly beautiful. I consider it a modern masterpiece.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 11th January 2015

    Good morning, everyone -

    It looks like my tournament of roses has come to an end, and I've gone all green à la Chanel. ;) I played tennis earlier in Bel Respiro...

    ...
  36. Re: Name A Fragrance that you think best represents and defined A Single Year. Everyone Share!

    Being personal favorites from back in the days when I tended to have signature scents, these won't necessarily be the most agreed upon examples for the associated years (e.g., 1985 is more likely to...
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    Re: Old Pharmacies and Vintage Fragrances

    I absolutely agree, and I've said so many times before. These old independent pharmacies are just the *best* places to find new-old-stock, and I found a good portion of my vintage collection in...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    ^^ One of my nostalgic favorites, Besty - I *adore* Flora Danica, the glorious perfume and its beautiful bottle ...just make sure you display it correctly, with the reverse painting showing *through*...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    ^^Ooh, that's a real beauty, RHM!! I love that Guerlain formula, too - so luxurious.



    And again, and again, and again ...still my go-to daytime shade along with Mademoiselle.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 10th January 2015

    Such wise words and *fantastic* illustration Frou - thanks for posting it.

    Well hello there, lilybelle - it's so nice to see you here again! :) And smelling beautiful of course, as always. I...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    Although I do *love* a fantastic bottle and am much more likely to covet a fragrance I don't totally love if it's in a remarkably beautiful bottle, I'd never reject a beautiful perfume if it happens...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 10th January 2015

    Hello everyone -

    Tony's freezing his tuckus off in Wisconsin for the next several days, so for the first time in a very long time I'm all alone, holding down the fort with the kitties. It's...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 8th January 2015

    Hi everyone -

    We're back in Angers now. I'm still in the mood for my rosy perfumes and it's been Caron's Or et Noir this afternoon ...I'll probably re-spritz for the evening, as well. Y'all have...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th January 2015

    I see some exciting times are ahead for you, too teardrop! Best of luck with your studies, though I'm sure your talent and compassion will see you through just fine! Anyone would be lucky to have you...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th January 2015

    Hello there, everyone! :D

    It's been in the 40s in our part of France lately, and although that's just fine with me, my Wisconsin-born-and-raised husband wanted to romp in lots of snow, so we've...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th December 2014

    Hey y'all -

    I guess all hell's about to break loose as Tony's gone to fetch my parents and the kids at the station ...even the kitties know something is up and have already staked out their...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Hehe ..."ravioli." ;)

    I get it, Fiveoaks - I've been like that with Gabrielle lately, which I've been wearing almost every single day ...some evenings, too.


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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th December 2014

    Hello everyone!

    I believe I mentioned that Tony and I are hosting Christmas here this year, and some of our VIP guests are arriving tomorrow! :) My parents are bringing my little niece and nephew...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    I'm in deep and dramatic Rouge Coco Crème Rivoli for the evening.


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    Re: SOTD Friday 12th December 2014

    Hey y'all -

    I've been doing classic aldehydic florals today - chic and sparkling Vivre de Molyneux this morning...



    http://i42.tinypic.com/35law04.jpg


    ...and Ralph Lauren's sultry and...
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    Re: Women under 35 and classic perfumes

    Well, compared to the *hundreds* of new fragrances released every year, there are only really a handful of true classics that are still available (both in current formulations as well as any...
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    Re: Do you use perfume every day?

    I wear perfume each and every day, two, sometimes three, fragrances per day ...and I rarely get sick, but I even wear perfume when I'm feeling under the weather. Chosen well, I find it can be an...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 11th December 2014

    Hello everyone -

    Well, after being inspired by ComDiva's day in it, I mentioned I'd wear Bas de Soie for ballet this week so I did, and it was absolutely *exquisite* in the frosty air, sparkling...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10th December 2014

    Hey y'all -

    I'm in Hermès Rouge this evening, thanks in part to my Chamade this morning, which always makes me want to follow it up with Rouge ...I sort of think of this as "Chamade Pour le...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9th December 2014

    Bonjour, y'all!

    Today's been all about Caron's gorgeous, deep and velvety roses, starting off with the absolutely wonderful though somehow rarely ever mentioned Pour Une Femme...

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    Re: SOTD Monday 8th December 2014

    Hey y'all -

    I started my day in lots of vintage Miss Dior, and I'm in Balenciaga Cristobal for the evening ...good night, everyone!



    http://i62.tinypic.com/2rm12bn.jpg


    ((Erin)) - I'd...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 7th December 2014

    Hello everyone -

    I had a very merry Montale day today, with the rosy and far-more-pink-than-white White Aoud this morning, and just as the oud was getting into its final stages of almost...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Tips are festive in a light wash of shimmery Delight, and toes are bright in Coromandel. :)


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    Re: SOTD Saturday 6th December 2014

    Hey y'all -

    I've been in sumptuous, luxurious, oh-so-heavenly Iris Ganache all day long ...I didn't have to respritz, but I did anyway. http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/romantic/heart.gif


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    Re: Women under 35 and classic perfumes

    ^^Lol, well, I can't really claim that I was even aware of Chamade or Guerlain before that point, but my mother was (still is!) a perfume-lover so she's really responsible for anything I was "into"...
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    Re: Women under 35 and classic perfumes

    Well, I'm 45 so this clearly wasn't addressed to me, but like donna, GelbeDomino, lilybelle, FrouFrou, Hillaire, OVincze, Alityke, merle, winterlove and Sea Roses all state, I've been wearing...
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    Re: What was your first Niche fragrance?

    I received a mini of Caron Infini in 1974 (I was five, hehe) so that surely must be my very first niche perfume, but the first I actually chose and bought for myself was Annick Goutal's Eau de...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 5th December 2014

    Hello, everyone!

    I'm always forgetting about the syncs lately ...although, I'd be hard pressed to find a perfume that isn't attached to some specific memory, no matter how mundane (I suppose it's...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    I'm in Rouge G de Guerlain Madame Batifole tonight.



    http://i41.tinypic.com/2mgt3xu.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 4th December 2014

    Hey y'all -

    I wore beautiful vintage L'Air du Temps for ballet today...


    http://i42.tinypic.com/15chx11.jpg

    ...and, as I did last time I wore LdT in the morning, I'm in the remarkably...
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    Re: SOTD : Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Hey y'all -

    I played tennis this morning in Aliage, 70s "Sport Fragrance Spray", thus ending my mini rose marathon ....it's chypres now. And I'm in a gooooood one this evening. Jean-Louis...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 2nd December 2014

    ^^ Atta boy ...and as usual, you smell divine. http://www.millan.net/minimations/smileys/flirtysmile3.gif
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Hi there, Judith - so nice to see you!

    I realize you all have a *lot* on your plates; I'm just happy to have a place to post them knowing they'll eventually make it into the database. Thanks so...
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    Re: Modern Fragrance Masterpieces

    I'm not saying these are all destined to become classics (and I'm sure there are several on this list that'll get a few sidelong, dubious glances, lol!) but I think of each one of these modern...
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    Re: How long have you been collecting?

    Well, I've been "into" perfumes since I was a toddler, but I received my own first real perfumes (a set of minis that included Chamade and Infini, both of which I still wear) when I was about five,...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 2nd December 2014

    Hello, everyone -

    I'm *still* craving roses, so I indulged that craving with Creed Fleurs de Bulgarie this morning and Guerlain Nahema tonight....
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    ^^ Thanks, Zgb - I'm so glad to have finally noticed this thread! And I totally agree about the revamping; as I recall, we had the option of using our own pics under Huddler, and I suppose I was a...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Hope you don't mind, I have a few more for you...

    Royal Copenhagen Flora Danica
    http://i567.photobucket.com/albums/ss120/ag53219/floradanica1_zps60314a22.jpg

    Magnolia Grandiflora Sandrine...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 1st December 2014

    Hello everyone -

    Seems I'm still in a rosy mood, as I was in Lady Vengeance this morning, and I just created a big ol' rosy cloud of Tom Ford's luscious Café Rose for the evening ...I do believe...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    ^^ That's excellent, tigrushka - congratulations! http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/party/party0014.gif

    I've mostly been sticking with Gabrielle lately ...it's just so hard to do better than...
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    Oh boy, have I got a few for you! I take it you can size them as necessary, but otherwise, let me know and I'll see about making them smaller. These are all from Google images - thanks! :D
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 30th November 2014

    Hello everyone!

    As usual, I have some catching up to do to find out what's been goin' on around here, but I can at least start by thanking y'all for all your "Happy Anniversary" wishes a couple...
  78. Thread: Speed

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    Re: Speed

    Hi Grant -

    Thanks for your quick response, and also for not taking these criticisms personally. I'm sorry to be so harsh, but that's a good indication of how valuable a resource this site and its...
  79. Thread: Speed

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    Re: Speed

    Well, speed in the forums is pretty bad (as usual - I stopped expecting any sort of improvement long ago and have already greatly curtailed my participation there) but the sotd feature is absolutely...
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    Re: SOTD, Tuesday 18th November, 2014.

    Thanks so much teardrop! http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/romantic/smooch.gif Can you believe it's already been four years?? I remember celebrating that time with y'all right here, and it really...
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    Re: SOTD, Tuesday 18th November, 2014.

    Hello everyone!

    I've been in Dior's ever so luscious New Look 1947 all day, and I just refreshed it for the evening ....oh, how I wish this came in a body cream ...soap would be fantastic, too. :)...
  82. Re: How does Lyric woman stack up or are there better alternatives?

    You know, TNBLUEMIKE, I had a feeling there would be some "reformulation alarmists" showing up to scare you out of it, but honestly, unless you're buying a bottle for cacio or Larimar, I don't think...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 17th November 2014

    Hello everyone -

    I wore Iris Prima for tennis this afternoon, and it was really quite perfect in the damp, chilly air. This is one of those perfumes that seems so shy and pale indoors but blooms...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 16th November 2014

    Hello everyone -

    I'm in By Kilian Rose Oud for the evening...y'all have a good one!



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  85. Re: How does Lyric woman stack up or are there better alternatives?

    Well, I think Lyric is both opulent and luxurious but also soft and elegant enough to be totally office appropriate, no less so than other rich, strong roses like Une Rose or even Estée Lauder...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    I'm in Givenchy Le Rouge Grenat Initié this evening.


    http://i44.tinypic.com/2v9w8it.jpg
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    Re: Avon Fragrances?

    I don't like those novelty bottles so much either, but the original bottles they came in were okay ...'though we're certainly not talking Baccarat, lol. At any rate, there were several Avon...
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    Re: SOTD,Thursday November 13, 2014

    Bonjour, y'all!

    I wore lots of lovely vintage L'Air du Temps for ballet today, 70s edt with just a touch of parfum, and since its gorgeous, softly spiced carnation-y heart kept reminding me of...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 12th November 2014

    Hello everyone!

    It's been a Dior day, starting with lots of vintage Miss Dior this morning and ending in a sweet and luscious cloud of Dior Addict....
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 11th November 2014

    Hello everyone -

    I'm in vintage Gucci No3 ...y'all have a good evening.


    http://i50.tinypic.com/260zoth.jpg


    Oh, kingofsuede, I almost forgot to thank you for your thoughtful response to...
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Well, as I responded back in February, I still think "Holy Grail" should indicate one ultimate be-all and end-all, in this case a perfume so unimaginably magnificent and unspeakably stunning it...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 6th November 2014

    Hello everyone!

    It's been a long time, but I wore Chanel 1932 for ballet today ...it was even more beautiful than I remembered. ♥


    http://i62.tinypic.com/qyfvpt.jpg


    So, as is frequently...
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    Re: Chanel No.19:Vintage vs New Reformulation?

    ^^ Not sure what the difficulty has been for you kumquat, but the parfum has been available on the Chanel site as well as in stores (around me, at least) for a while now.

    I'm clearly one of the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 5th November 2014

    Good evening, everyone!

    We're hosting our very first neighborhood game night tonight! Actually, we're just having another couple over for a bit of food, wine and conversation, but we've discovered...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 4th November 2014

    Well I'd be glad to see it too, but I believe yours is the first mention (other than my own) I've ever come across of the magnificent Calvin Klein! Where in the world is all this love?? ;)
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    ^^ It will do just fine, thanks ...back atcha! http://www.thesmilies.com/smilies/love/love0025.gif

    Okay then, I'm in Gabrielle. Again. But I was in Mademoiselle this morning, so I feel I should...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 4th November 2014

    Hello everyone -

    I've been in vintage Calvin Klein today, an all time top-ten most cherished favorite, and it's so freakin' good I just had to refresh it, so it appears I'm in Calvin Klein for...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    My tips are nearly naked right now, just a slick of clear polish, but my toes are in Chanel Cosmic.


    http://i60.tinypic.com/1zbarye.jpg
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    Re: Cakes inspired by fragrances

    I love a good lavender or violet martini! You can use actual floral liqueurs such as Crème de Violette and Crème de Rose, or opt for those syrups that come in a huge variety of flavors ...rose,...
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    Re: Cakes inspired by fragrances

    I frequently use crushed flowers and herbs as well as floral essences when baking, and I've made violet macarons with raspberry filling which actually smell a lot like Guerlain Insolence; they were...
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