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  1. Thread: Hello everbody

    by Zilpha
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    Re: Hello everbody

    Welcome to basenotes, linhnth!
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    OPI It's a Piazza Cake
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd September, 2019

    Good for you, kbe!

    Serge Lutens Gris Clair
  4. Thread: House of Caron

    by Zilpha
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    Re: House of Caron

    Ah, I meant to mention that the original version I had was Fleurs de Rocaille (1934). Some kind of chicanery led to another scent by them to be named Fleur(no s) de Rocaille. (1993)
  5. Thread: House of Caron

    by Zilpha
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    Re: House of Caron

    I think that the Bellodgia edt and another late century one I had were less complex smelling than the edp's typically were. Oh they'll be strong enough, maybe just more linear. Bellodgia was just a...
  6. Thread: House of Caron

    by Zilpha
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    Re: House of Caron

    Pre reformulation Carons were fabulous perfumes. The edt versions may not impress so much. They were upscale, luxury scents - very classy - you could get them decanted from urns. I really miss...
  7. Re: What is each designer's magnum opus? (Female edition)

    Balenciaga Michelle
    Calvin Klein Calvin Klein
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Dior Diorrissimo
    Dolce & Gabbana Dolce & Gabbana
    Fendi Fendi (original)
    Armani Gio
    Givenchy L'Interdit (original)
    Gucci Eau...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    Joining Trilby Lark in

    Chanel Coco
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    Re: Lumira: The Official Discussion Thread

    The link directed me to a dedicated US site. The candles are 300g! Why so big? But go for the same price as a standard Diptyque 190g. The oils are not cheap, though.
    Nice looking house. Let us know...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

    Tocco Cleopatra

    It's actually warm and sunny here, not autumnal at all.


    I'm reminded that I love Coco too and need to finish focus on it.
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    Re: Lumira: The Official Discussion Thread

    Neither of my go-to chandlers purvey them, so I've never heard of them. How did you discover them? Where are they located?
  12. Re: And it happened - asked not to wear perfume to work

    I have a niece who insists she is allergic to perfume. That's like saying you are allergic to food. You are allergic to some perfume note or notes; you are not allergic to all of them.

    I wonder if...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - September 2019

    Votivo Grey Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    Hermès Un Jardin en Méditerranée
  15. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    JD Jeffrey Dame Musc Neutre by Hugh Spencer, not yet in the directory

    I like a lot of solo smells but I think musk, which I adore, serves me best as a base for other notes, usually florals as in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    Jeffrey Dame Musc Neutre

    not in the directory yet
  17. Thread: YSL Libre EDP

    by Zilpha
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    Re: YSL Libre EDP

    Welcome to basenotes, GreenChypreGoddess. Libre is a pretty new scent so you may be one of the first to sample it. I'm looking forward to seeing how you like it. (I, too, don't go for heavy...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Penhaligon's Castile
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    A 25 year old mini of Gloria Vanderbilt V

    actually a rather nice scent.

    I don't know why it took so long - I guess when one has a lot of options, it just takes longer to finish, plus I've gone...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Impressive work, Quarry.

    Gloria Vanderbilt V
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    Guerlain Insolence
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - September 2019

    Miller Harris La Pluie
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    Diptique 34 Boulevard Saint Germain edt
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Sinful Colors

    pedi - Breaking Bland

    mani - Rorange

    - - - Updated - - -

    Would I like to buy my first Deborah Lippmann nail polish for 78% off? Why, yes, TJ Maxx. Yes, I would.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

    Narciso Rodriguez For Her
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

    Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil
  28. Re: Post a note and the best example of that note in a fragrance

    Juniper berry - Ex Nihilo Cologne 352

    Tolu balsam - Ormonde Jayne Tolu or Rochas Absolu

    Lemon blossom - Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier

    Carnation - Caron Bellodgia or Floris Malmaison
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Estée Lauder Private Collection
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - September 2019

    Miller Harris Reine de La Nuit
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th September, 2019

    Narciso Rodriquez For Her L'Absolu
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    I find the frangipani note to be uplifting.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th September, 2019

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Histoires d'Orangers

    Glad to have this one back in my wardrobe.


    Nice luck with your ma's present for you, Clockwork Alice.
  34. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I was too excited to wait any longer and have applied my first wearing of Tom Ford Metallique.

    For the opening, the first thing that came to my mind is "this smells masculine to me" which may well...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Replaced my decant of L'Artisan Parfumeur Histoire d'Orangers

    and got a sample of Tom Ford Métallique.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th September, 2019

    A Lab On Fire And The World Is Yours
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    Eight new Aquas by Le Couvent des Minimes

    Why did I ever think Jean-Claude Ellena had retired?

    He allegedly worked on all of these. They are posted in the New Releases thread.
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    Re: Audacious by NARS

    Thanks for the info. I'd love to get a sample of this.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th September, 2019

    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz White Lilac
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

    Serge Lutens Clair de Musc
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th September, 2019

    Ormonde Jayne Ta'if
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

    Penhaligon's English Fern
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd September, 2019

    SOTE Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Orly Leading Lady
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st September, 2019

    La Perla La Perla
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 31st August, 2019

    Ex Nihilo Cologne 352
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th August, 2019

    While not syncing, decided to go with an old small bottle of Bodycology White Gardenia. Could something this cheap have macerated over the years? Because it is really strong for a "fragrance mist". ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 29th August, 2019

    Rasei Fort Kolonya
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 28th August, 2019

    Hiram Green Moon Bloom
  50. Re: 4 new Laboratorio Olfattivo: Baliflor & Tuberosis (JC Ellena) & Tantrico & Vetyverso (Lucien Fer

    I want to sample the Baliflora. I noticed too that J-C Elena has kept himself busy. Thanks for the link.
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    Re: Worst Reputation

    I agree.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th August, 2019

    I think mûre means both blackberry and mulberry, but cassis is blackcurrent. To me they are different smells. Gucci Guilty Absolute Pour Femme is very blackberry. Then there is Mûre et Musc....
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - August 2019

    Miller Harris Reine de La Nuit
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th August, 2019

    "Today I'm particularly enjoying..." my last wearing of a sample of PdeN Violette in Love

    It's one of the scents I like best from Nicolai, which house I've sampled a lot but have never gone back...
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    Re: Most Pretentious Fragrance Names

    This is also not a good perfume.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 26th August, 2019

    Parfums de Nicolaï Violette in Love


    When I look through the men's forums I will sometimes see a thread started by someone saying "I just blind bought blah blah blah! What do you guys think of...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - August 2019

    Miller Harris La Pluie
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 24th August, 2019

    Sorry for your loss, Shycat.

    It's like fall here, allergies and all.

    I'm another one in Serge Lutens today, Fumerie Turque.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 23rd August, 2019

    Seville à L'Aube for me, too.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Mani - China Glaze Chrome Is Where The Heart Is

    Pedi - OPI Bogota Blackberry
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    Re: Halston on CNN, Sunday Aug 25

    That was a great perfume - so many layers to it in it's original iteration, as if twirling around in a skirt gave off another smell. And it was affordable to the masses.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 22nd August, 2019

    Chanel Jersey and Serge Lutens Gris Clair
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 21st August, 2019

    Carolina Herrera Carolina Herrera
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    Re: Do you wear "male" parfum?

    John Varvatos Artisan Pure
    Dior Eau Savage
    L'Artisan Parfumeur Eau du Navigateur & Eau du Caporal
    Floris Ormonde
    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime

    I think Timbuktu runs masculine, too.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    ...French whorehouse. I got that All. The. Time.

    Hence my signature.
  66. Re: How long have you been collecting fragrances, and do you have an end point?

    I started collecting in earnest in 1978 when I was known as "the woman who wears a different perfume to work everyday". I stopped in 1995 when I got overwhelmed by over 200 bottles. I think I...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 20th August, 2019

    Floris Jasmine
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 16th August, 2019

    MP&G Bahiana
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 15th August, 2019

    Banana Republic Neroli Woods
  70. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Fantastic plans. I vote for green on white logo.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 14th August, 2019

    Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 13th August, 2019

    get well soon, all

    Sisley Eau de Campagne
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 12th August, 2019

    Parfums d'Empire Corsica Furiosa
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 11th August, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Wisteria
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    OPI I'm Not Really A Waitress
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 10th August, 2019

    Thierry Mugler Cologne
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 9th August, 2019

    Loving all the kitties.

    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 8th August, 2019

    Lucy B Tropical Gardenia
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 7th August, 2019

    Issey Miyake L'Eau d'Issey
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 6th August, 2019

    Love this one.^^^^^

    Dame Perfumery Orange Flower
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 5th August, 2019

    Ex Nihilo Cologne 352
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 4th August, 2019

    A Lab on Fire And the World Is Yours
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 3rd August, 2019

    Ormonde Jayne Champaca
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    Hugs for Shycat!!

    I haven't figured out the art of emojis, but hugs anyway.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 2nd August, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Earth Mother
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    Re: Parfums DelRae announces retirement

    I don't know why I'm shocked by this, but I'm shocked by this. I thought this outfit was doing well. I'd heard that at least a couple of their fragrances were very well received. "Wit" got quite a...
  87. Re: Super popular super hyped releases that you haven't tried?

    ClockworkAlice - of the ones you haven't tried, I have tried all of them except Aventus, GIT, Kouros, Jicky, Chamade, Dzhongkha, Diorella, & Stash.

    I would recommend everyone sample L'Air du...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 1st August, 2019

    Narciso Rodriguez Narciso Poudrée
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    CND Sage Scarf with a silver accent
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    Re: Favorite violet fragrance?

    Plain old straight-up violet soliflore is Santa Maria Novella Violetta

    Another is Penhaligon's Violetta

    A good one is Parfums de Nicolai Violette in Love

    The traditional reference violets...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 31st July, 2019

    Penhaligon's Malabah
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    Tommy Hilfiger Tommy Girl Tropics edt 2017

    Notes: grapefruit, orange blossom, sandalwood, maybe musk

    or

    Notes: peach, elderflower, vanilla

    or all of that
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 29th July, 2019

    Atelier Cologne Philtre Ceylan
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th July, 2019

    SOTE Diptyque 34 Blvd. Saint Germain
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 28th July, 2019

    I Profumi di Firenze Giacinto Selvatico
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th July, 2019

    I believe it is actually Italian rather than French because it is the name of a character in Puccini's Turandot, which is supposed to be pseudo-Chinese, so who knows.
    I would pronounce it roughly...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    OPI Now Museum, Now You Don't
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th July, 2019

    Chanel Beige
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    Re: Narciso Rodriguez

    Yes, they are very confusing about naming their scents.

    There is no Narciso Rodriguez (edp), not yet anyway. Narciso Rodriguez is, or ought to be, simply the name of the brand.
    "For Her" is a...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th July, 2019

    Atelier Cologne Mandarine Glaciale
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