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    Re: SotD: Tuesday, 10 January 2012

    Habanita
  2. Re: Funniest fragrance/brand pronunciations you've heard?

    My stepmother used to enjoy her 'Opium by Eevz Saint [pronounced à l'anglaise] Lorette' (?? I don't know how she arrived at that).

    SAs who say 'oh duh toilet' and 'oh duh perfume' also bug me,...
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    Re: Niche importance

    I quite agree.
  4. Re: New Fragrance: Aromatics Elixir Perfumer's Reserve

    I think it's lovely.
  5. Re: Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladie

    Well, I'm a gay woman and I believe it goes without saying that I get many an admiring compliment on my scents from other gay women. For the 'curious', I'd say that Portrait of a Lady, Soir de Lune,...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5 January 2012

    Mystere de Rochas, vintage extrait.

    Oh my oh my oh my
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    Re: Age to wear certain fragrances

    Absolutely. A boyfriend bought me Joy when I was 21 and I was just too immature for it. Plus my appreciation was wanting. Another scent I've revisited and "grown into" is Miss Dior -- the vintage...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 3 January 2012

    Larimar - I am jealous! :D

    Am in Balmain de Balmain today and, disappointingly, I smell horrid :(
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    Re: thoughts on Belle D'Opium??

    BD'O for me is like a poor man's Coco. Opium can smell so differently on everyone. I was wearing Youth Dew Amber Nude the other day and was 'accused' of wearing Opium :)
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    Re: Too beautiful for everyday use?

    My Tabac Blond extrait, pure and simple. Due to the price, mostly. And yet I can be very cavalier with some of my rarities; I splash my Patou Vacances around with relative abandon :)
  11. Thread: Indolic

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    Re: Indolic

    I'll cheerfully say 'good', though narcissus can be ... challenging.
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    Re: Anyone Tried Tokyo Milk??

    Competitively priced, but I found the scents I tested to be pretty poor: Dead Sexy and Gin and Rosewater (which is a gorgeous concept). Little better, I felt, than Body Shop scents. I'd rather pay a...
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    Re: Searching for Patchouli Fragrances

    Well if you can tolerate your patchouli with some big, blowsy rose, I'd propose Malle's Portrait of a Lady.
  14. Re: Looking for a clovey carnation ladened fragrance

    If you can get your mitts on some, I'd say Patou's Adieu Sagesse.
  15. Re: Guerlain Vol de Nuit - Compare vintage EDC to modern EDT?

    I enjoy the latest EdT but, it has to be said, it's a fair bit of money to shell out for something that disappears within the hour :(
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    Re: Which scent gets the most compliments??

    I get the most positive comments on Soir de Lune by far, followed closely by Portrait of a Lady.

    I am frequently astonished by how many compliments my Cabochard gets, too.
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    Re: Feminine modern light lavender frags?

    Tried Jersey yesterday and I thought it quite lovely: lavender made tender with a little soft vanilla. In combination, they smelt strangely - thought not unattractively - of parma violet.
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    Re: Miss Dior Original

    I have a vintage eau de cologne, that I wear intermittently. Unrepentantly green, that softens to powder. Amazing longevity.
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    Re: Best Muguet and Lilac Combination

    I'd have to recommend Patou's Vacances. It's exceptional.

    It's discontinued so you'd have to win the lottery first, though :(
  20. Re: What holiday fragrance gifts are you giving this year?

    Paul and Joe Blanc for my OH. She's a fan.
    Marc Jacob's Daisy for 18-year-old sis. Meh. But her choice.
    A vintage Joy extrait for mum, in the very same bottle she used to have in the 1980s. She...
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    Re: Bronnley in administration

    Ahhh, scents of childhood. The memory of their lemon-shaped soaps remains strong

    :(
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    I was intrigued when I saw this thread, as just a few days ago an encounter with Mitsouko extrait left me reeling with nausea, which surprised me as I wear the EdT very cheerfully and...
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 17 September 2011

    Penhaligon's

    Esprit du Roi
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    Re: DIORLING relaunched!!!

    Vintage Diorling is a beauty ... I await this with trepidation!
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    Re: Hermes Scores Victory in Battle With LVMH

    Good, good, GOOD!!

    And thanks!

    :)
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    Re: Madonna Rumored to Be Launching Perfume

    I loathe Madonna personally, but that aside, I can't help thinking she's bigger than all this: I tend to associate those short-lived, two-bit celebuscents with lesser acts than her.
  27. Re: not quite the equinox, but I brought out the Shalimar nonetheless

    Me too. And it smells very 'dungy' and rich :)
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    Re: New upcoming book by Jean-Claude Ellena

    Excellent. Many thanks for the heads up.
  29. Re: soir de lune to be... DISCONTINUED? Please say it is not so....

    Whether reformulated or discontinued, this is NOT happy news for me! :( Must investigate.
  30. Re: SOTD Friday 14 January 2011: Synchronised YSL Day

    Oh, bum, out of synch AGAIN.

    Though I have *loved* my Patou Amour Amour today.

    Hugs to (((Knit)))
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    Re: Lilac Fragrance Lookout

    Can't think of a prettier lilac that Patou Vacances.

    But it's the very devil to find, and you may need to re-mortgage your home :(
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    Re: SOTD Monday 10 January 2011

    Adore La Perla, Evangeline.

    Soir de Lune for me!
  33. Re: Is there such a thing as an incense chypre?

    Paco Rabanne La Nuit?

    And even Soir de Lune -- if you can fight your way through around 8 hours of rose first :)

    PS I find my ancient Ungaro Diva has an incense touch about it -- though it...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday 8th January 2011.

    Need the power of

    Paco Rabanne

    La Nuit
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    Re: SotD: Friday, 7 January 2011

    Poo, neglected to synchronise. :(

    Scent: how lucky to have the extrait of Divine Folie -- that's GOT to be rare!

    Am in bright, mossy vintage Miss Dior EdC. Power and longevity of this stuff is...
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    Re: NY Times: 2010 Year In Fragrance

    Fair point. Its quality is sound and I think the bottle is really handsome. Not very au fait with 'masculines' to be honest, but I recall that, on smelling it, I thought it was pretty derivative,...
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    Re: Crushing molecules and other myths

    Glad that the 'crushing molecules' myth has been exploded ... I was getting paranoid!

    And I too spritz my hair every now and again, as it enhances sillage beautifully ...
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    Re: NY Times: 2010 Year In Fragrance

    Thanks, great read!

    Personally, I find the success of Chanel Bleu quite dispiriting, however. Its “very, very broad base of appeal” pretty much underscores its genericness, really. Interested to...
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 6 January 2011

    Happy Birthday, Jon.

    And Habanitta, will be trying your Bandit + Habanita combo! :)

    Need something muted today:

    Vol de Nuit

    EdT should do it.
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    Re: Favorite leather scent?

    Perhaps a little OT but folk speak of a leather note in Vivienne Westwood's Anglomania. Personally, I get rose and wood -- but no leather whatsoever.
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    Re: So what did Santa bring you?

    Love your photo, 30 Roses.

    I got a precious and perfect No. 5 pure perfume. It's a different experience altogether.
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    Re: Recomend me great female gourmands

    It isn't strictly a gourmand, but there's a scrummy, sweet condensed milk note in Penhaligon's Amaranthine that has to be worth a try!
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    Re: Favorite leather scent?

    IM-PECC-ABLE!

    Would change around the order of JM and Bandit, but otherwise -- WOW! :thumbup:
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 5 January 2011

    Hello gang, not long back from my first day back seeing clients ... just saw your welcomes and hellos and am really, truly touched. Thanks, all :)

    And Cello, I don't believe we've met, but was...
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 5 January 2011

    Hello everyone, Happy Orthodox Christmas and a belated Happy New Year!

    I've been away on sabbatical and am now a qualified psychotherapist. Have never ceased to enjoy the scents, but had to ease...
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    Re: Scent Of The Day, Thursday 26th August.

    I'm in despair at this persistent, heavy rain -- wettest August in UK for some 30 years -- though this of course does not come close to experiences in other parts of the world .... :(

    Cuir de...
  47. Re: Thierry Mugler quits fashion, lauches new perfume "Womanity"

    Sniffed it this week. "Didn't hate it," if you see what I mean. Thought fig had been done to death, but to his credit the salty accord presents a novel and not unpleasant interpretation. Nice enough,...
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday, 21 August 2010

    House twins with Vandair in Bel Respiro.

    Inspired vaguely by the Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky film I went to see last night.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17 August 2010

    WOW! Some GORGEOUS (and delicious-looking) images today!

    I started the day in Halston Couture. This stuff has amazing tenacity and is still going strong as I type.

    But I also snuck out at...
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    Re: Chanel Bleu de Chanel (the mediocrity continues)

    Lady nose poking in here: just sniffed it on my lunch hour. Handsome bottle; juice is utterly dull. First thought was: This smells just like something else. If it weren't so boring, I'd summon the...
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 16th of August

    I'm in Balmain de Balmain - my scent for 'navy blue' days.

    Though at lunchtime I had a spritz of Chanel Bleu: meh, generic.
  52. Re: Silly, crazy and incomprehensible perfume names?

    These contributions are brilliant: so many here I would second myself.

    As a point of personal preference, I really dislike names that "trivialize" the scent-wearing experience, such as peurile...
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    Re: SotD - Sunday the 15th of August

    Lucky you, Kewart, am still holding out for the sunbeams, here in East Anglia!

    Am drenched in my ancient (60's bottle) Vent Vert EdT. It's now the colour of stagnant pond water but smells as good...
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    Re: Today I Bought: August 2010

    Just love your minis, Duc! Am looking out for an Eau Tendre mini myself.

    I've recently bought a vintage extrait of Lanvin Prétexte. It's completely wearable and stunning. And picked up a very...
  55. Re: Your Favorite Two Pierre Balmain Fragrances Are and Why?

    I highly rate Balmains, and have many favourites from among their offerings.

    But if I had to plump for two, it would undoubtedly be Cellier's stupendous Vent Vert (extrait, please!) and Jolie...
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    Re: O d`Azur by Lancome !Newcomer by Lancome!

    I tried it in the duty free in Spain recently. I found it unremarkable to the point of being quite pointless. Fresh, great for summer, yes, but so is the original -- and in my view -- fantastic super...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 14th of August

    Hope your eyes are fully mended soon, ineespenes :)

    I'm in Lanvin Prétexte vintage extrait today. WOW!!!!!
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday the 10th of August

    Going boldly where I've never gone before ...

    Hypnotic Poison
  59. Re: Which rose-dominant scents have good longevity?

    I must (for obvious reasons :) ) second Hillaire's suggestion of Sisley's Soir de Lune, an excellent woody rose chypre with immense staying power. It's an assertive step up from Cabaret: less cedary...
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    Re: SOTF Wednesday 04 August 2010

    Hmmmm .... how do you find the new Mugler, Candy Perfume Boy?

    I'm in an oldie, but goodie:

    Replique, by Raphael.

    Have a great day, all.
  61. Re: SotD - Friday the 9th of July (Synchronized Dior Day)

    Oh! I didn't realise it was Dior day .... which is a shame, as I was thinking of a spritz of Hypnotic Poison.

    Changed my mind, however, and went for gorgeous, gorgeous Patou Amour Amour: jasmine,...
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    Re: S O T D Thursday 08 July 2010

    I'm in Gucci Eau de Parfum today -- seeing how it shapes up in warmer weather.

    Interestingly -- and enjoyably -- I'm getting a whole lot of leather!

    :)
  63. Re: New Fragrance: Christian Dior Escale aux Marquises

    I have sampled it, and initially liked it, but I disliked the sweet finish -- for a cologne. I found it too cloying. Top and middle are just right; I suspect it's the vanillic bottom which was a...
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    Re: EL Azuree 1969 - PROS and CONS?

    Oh, buy! Here in the UK, it's hard to locate. It's a really good leather, to my mind!
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    Re: S O T D Wednesday 07 July 2010

    Wearing something that I wouldn't usually bother with:

    Byzance EdP.

    It's an old bottle and a little on the rancid side, but very pleasant on this cool summer's day.
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    Re: EL Azuree 1969 - PROS and CONS?

    I'd buy it 'cos it's fab -- a sweeter Cabochard.

    Guess the price has to be right, though -- how much, if you don't mind me asking?
  67. Re: which perfume has the long lasting fragrance?

    Carnal Flower -- about 36 hours!
    Soir de Lune by Sisley is extremely long-lasting, too.
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    Re: Your summer rotation :-)

    I go very light in summer. I wear the heck out of:

    O de Lancome
    Un Air de Samsara
    Pecksniff's Grapefruit EdP
    Cristalle
    Opium Fleur de Shanghai
    Le Dix
    Diorissimo
    Miss Dior EdC
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    Re: How Old Is This Madame Rochas EdC?!

    Evangeline is right ... My granny had that bottle; I remember it to this day. That would have been the early 70s.
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    Re: S O T D Tuesday 06 July 2010

    House twins with mel_lou today in Kelly Caleche.

    Am in a lovely riding shirt and wanted something suitably equestrian.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 6th July, 2010

    Carnal Flower ... clothes are merely superfluous.
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    Re: SotD - Sunday the 20th of June

    Am sending a cuddle to (((Taolady)))

    Wearing vintage Fame de Corday. Very fine; like a vintage Patou, to my mind.
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    Re: S O T D Friday 18 June 2010

    And I'll add some soft sugar: Givenchy III.
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    Re: Vent Vert by Pierre Balmain.

    A few notes about the vintage pure perfume:

    http://thescentimentalist.blogspot.com/2010_03_01_archive.html
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    Re: S O T D Thrusday 17 June 2010

    Would love to hear how you get on with the Carven, mumsy!

    I'm "dressed" in a modest-but-lovely smidge of vintage Pucci Vivara. A delightfully herby, slightly powdery, slightly sweet green. VERY...
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    Re: S O T D wednesday June 9th 2010

    Oh, I feel so rotten now! Never occurred to me that I might be bidding against someone on here! :(

    Forgive me, dear synergy ...
  77. Re: Addictive qualities in leather and civet notes?

    Azuree is a sweet leather -- fab. I am wearing vintage Femme extrait today, and it is one of the softest, loveliest leathers I have tried. Very similar to Daim Blond, I feel. One of the ugliest...
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    Re: Mint, please

    Un Air de Samsara (if you can find it) has a very pleasant, lingering mint note.

    L'Eau des Hesperides by Diptyque is also strong on mint, though muddled with lots of other herb notes.
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    Re: S O T D wednesday June 9th 2010

    Today I'm wearing vintage Femme extrait -- a '60s bottle -- snaffled off the 'bay.

    I am super-thrilled with this; it's so elegantly soft and leathery. Quite a different beast to the current...
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    Bigarade Concentree
    pour moi!
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 7th of June

    SotE: No. 5 EdP
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 7th of June

    Starting the week in style with the incomparably lovely

    31 Rue Cambon
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    Re: SotD - Sunday the 6th of June

    House twins with petruccijc today: Kelly Caleche.

    A very lightly handled, softly rose-y leather. Veils skin very pleasantly and lasts a surprisingly long time. Good for weekend wear and this...
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    Re: Pure Parfum application.

    Me too.
  85. Re: Which houses do you have 'Subject Matter Expertise' in?

    Patou and Balmain, for me.
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    Re: What 'Dry' scents have you bought?

    This is an intriguing thread. For the life of me, I cannot translate 'dry' into a scent! I guess I find the orris note 'dry', as in sort of stripped back and pared down. But then, I feel I also find...
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    Re: Outspoken By Fergie

    And is this Fergie, Duchess or York, or Fergie out of the Black Eyed Peas?

    ;)
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 5th of June

    Pecksniff's Grapefruit EdP -- for June S'n'S.

    Have a glorious weekend, all.
  89. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 5, 2010 ★★★ CITRUS

    I shall be in Pecksniff's Grapefruit EdP today!

    It's s sharp, sour, refreshing and extremely realistic grapefruit peel scent.
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    Re: SotD Friday 04 June 2010

    Am in Scherrer's Nuits Indiennes today.

    A nice, light oriental, but it's not working well with my hangover. I think I overdid it by layering it with the body lotion.

    :(
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 3 June 2010

    Welcome to East Anglia today, Kewart! :)

    I am insanely busy at work today in Jolie Madame. So should that be Jolie Madwoman???!!!

    :undecided:
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 2 June 2010

    Lovin' all the Madame Rochas on here today ... :)

    I'm in my SO's Diptyque Eau des Hesperides. I don't care for it. It has a bitter herb note (on me) that is not at all agreeable. Humph.
  93. Re: Rochas Femme bottles pre/post reformulation?

    Thanks for the info about the box, Arwen. Have been looking on ebay, and both vintage and new bottles can have black lids. I am wondering if it might be something to do with the size of the bottle....
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    Re: Is Fascination Perfumery in UK legit?

    VM I Hate Civet is well acquainted with Fascination, and speaks very highly of them. I'd trust her judgement.
  95. Re: Any Annick Goutal fans? What are your favorites from the line?

    Le Chèvrefeuille: so pretty!

    Cannot abide Quel Amour, though -- red berry talc! (Gag!)
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    Re: Rochas Femme EDT X EDP

    Hello!

    I wear the EdT, and it is wonderful: very long lasting, and I am complimented just about every time I wear it! :)

    However, I do prefer the EdP. Its main difference from the EdT is that...
  97. Rochas Femme bottles pre/post reformulation?

    Does anybody know if the packaging for Femme changed after its reformulation in the early 90s?

    I am looking to back up my old bottle, which has a gold top. I do not know if it is the pre- or...
  98. Re: Tell me everything you know about BALENCIAGA

    Primrose, your description of BP as a 'wimpy violet' is absolutely spot-on. Compared to the brilliant, brilliant Le Dix, it's an olfactory insult.
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    Re: Packaging and the sales price...

    Agreed. These bottles are dreadful, and look ten-a-penny.
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    Re: S o t D, Tuesday, 1 June 2010

    I feel feeble today: overly-tired and full of toxins. And, strangely, I felt I needed a full-blown vintage monster, along the lines of Guerlain's Jicky. First time I've ever craved Jicky in my life....
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