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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Speaking of Bijan, for those of you who don't yet know, he passed away yesterday.


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bijan_(designer)
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Here's one I discovered this week. A big 100ml bottle of Histoire d'amour by Aubusson for $20 at Winners (Canada's TJ Maxx). I took a chance and am so glad I did. I just read Hillaire's review in...
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    Re: fragrance for smokers

    I have been buying fragrances from them for at least five years and have never experienced the slightest problem. I highly recommend them.
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    Re: fragrance for smokers

    I also vote for Chanel 5 and Habanita, but would also suggest Cuir de Lancome. Check fragrancex.com. They ship worldwide for free and they are very reliable.
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Wow, knit_at_nite, how thoughtful and generous to write up that list! I can't thank you enough and I know I'll be consulting it often! By the way, it's Popy Moreni (not Popi Moreno).
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Here's one I never see mentioned: Popy Moreni. Although I don't wear it often anymore, preferring crisper, greener scents, it has a coffee note that I just adore. It's warm, sweet, cozy and sexy...
  7. Re: Your favorite fragrance info sites and blogs?

    Could this be it?

    http://thedrydown.com/
  8. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Great thread! I've mentioned it before and I'll do so again: without a doubt, unequivocally, 100%: Prada's Infusion d'Iris, the vilest juice of them all. There are many scents that I don't like...
  9. Thread: Scaasi

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    Scaasi

    I just received a bottle of Scaasi that I bought blind on eBay. I was expecting a "green" scent, but what I got, at first whiff, was Jontue! Or, at least, my olfactory memory of Jontue, from 30...
  10. Re: Need recommendation for online shops within Canada please

    Hi Michael and Steve!

    I just took a look at your online store. I find your prices reasonable, but have to agree with some of the comments made here previously about the selection of products. I...
  11. Re: Need recommendation for online shops within Canada please

    I actually visited The Perfume Shoppe just two weekends ago. It is quite small but the selection is excellent and mostly high end. I got to smell things I had never had a chance to test before. ...
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 2 June 2010

    Just received my package from Fragrancenet. In the box, Metal by Paco Rabanne and Fidji by Guy Laroche. Wearing Metal, for the very first time, and loving every sniff of it.
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    Re: The Coffee Note in Female Fragrances

    OMG, Bookshop, no one ever mentions Popy Moreni. One of my all-time faves; I fell in love with it instantly precisely because of that coffee note. It is just irresistible, no?
  14. Re: 48-year-old woman seeks recommendation for daily scent!

    Try O de Lancome. It isn't expensive, widely available and a perfect summer scent. Light and citrusy. I love it.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 11 May

    Arpege EdP, current version. This is my second wearing of this and I'm still not impressed. It's not bad, just not very interesting. The vintage is a thousand times better.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 9 May

    Vintage L'Aimant by Coty.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 8 May

    Flower by Kenzo. It's divine.
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Lilybelle, I used to wear Quartz in the early 80's and I bought some again a couple of years ago. I honestly don't notice a huge difference, if at all, unless my olfactory memory is failing me. I...
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    Re: SotD - Friday the 7th of May

    O de Lancome. A little simple, but perfect for a relaxed, sunny Friday.
  20. Re: Fragrances I'm ashamed to admit I like (guilty pleasures)

    Like Brielle, I admit a certain fondness for Charlie. A friend of mine (NOT a perfumista!) wears it and she smells just wonderful. I don't wear it often, but once in a while I indulge, for old...
  21. Re: Please Help! Can't find perfume anywhere! :(

    I would try contacting theperfumehouse.com. i bet they could help you. Good luck!
  22. Re: Need recommendation for online shops within Canada please

    I have bought from FragranceX and FragranceNet many times, receiving orders valued at least at $75.00, and have NEVER had to pay any duty fees whatsoever. I highly recommend both.
  23. Re: Thierry Mugler quits fashion, lauches new perfume "Womanity"

    Yawn. Honestly, I find him so repulsive and narcissistic that I wouldn't touch "his" (like he did all the work himself...) perfumes even if he paid me. Just out of principle I will stay as far away...
  24. Thread: Smitten

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    Re: Smitten

    Well, that was my first "exposure" to Dr. Turin and that's where I succumbed to his charm. He is just brilliant and I'm still smitten. I just can't help it.
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    Re: Want sophisticated rose perfume

    Two of my favorite roses are Cabaret by Gres and Rose Absolue by Yves Rocher. And they're both very affordable.
  26. Thread: Smitten

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    Re: Smitten

    That's the best picture of him ever! I think he's adorable! I stand by what I said: he's awesome. In every way. There.
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    Re: Smitten

    I'll take a sharp wit anyday. Better than a dim one.
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    Re: Smitten

    "Luca Turin is so very bright and intelligent and I am one of those women who loves intelligent , really cerebrally smart men so yeah , he is sexy in his own right !"


    That's exactly it: cerebral...
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    Smitten

    I must confess: I have the biggest crush on Luca Turin. It's kind of embarrassing, really. But he writes so well! I'm completely smitten by the breadth of his knowledge and by his eclectic tastes....
  30. Re: All right ladies...this is a little bit different story....

    I love it. Such drama! But honestly, I understand where you're coming from and what you're trying to do. Is it worth the money though? You know, if it were me, I would go and splurge on some...
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Isn't it glorious? So glad you discovered it. Like you, it's after reading about it here on Basenotes that I took the plunge and bought it blind. I loved it at first sniff!
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    Re: New Fragrance: Flower by Kenzo La Cologne

    OMG, that sounds fantastic. I'm adding it to the list of perfumes-to-buy-as-soon-as-possible.
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    Re: "The Genre You Love" Questionnaire!

    Here goes:

    Genre: green chypres, powdery florals

    Current Favorite: Flower by Kenzo

    Newest Discovery: Estee by Estee Lauder (more of a "rediscovery")

    Latest Purchase: Arpege (current...
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    Re: Gap "Om" smell-alike?

    I just checked on eBay and the real thing is widely available.
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    Re: Scrubbers

    NillaGoon,

    I tried what you suggested. It worked! it took two scrubbings with dishwashing liquid and a nylon scrubbie, but I finally managed to get rid of the scent. Thanks so much!
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    Scrubbers

    Do any of you have any tricks for scrubbing perfume off skin? Like when you test something and you just hate it and can't wait to get rid of the smell and several washings just aren't enough and you...
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    Re: How much time...

    Reading all your replies makes me feel a little better. Not that I felt really bad about all the time I spend on this, but at least I know I'm not alone!
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    How much time...

    Just curious: how much time do you spend on your perfume obsses... I mean hobby, on average, in a day?

    Myself, easily three hours, spent reading blogs, shopping (often just virtually, wishing I...
  39. Thread: Powder Power

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    Re: Powder Power

    Galimard is a house that is really not well known, isn't it? (In America, at least.) I can't even recall reading anything about it. Which, of course, makes me very curious. Another one to add to...
  40. Thread: Powder Power

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    Re: Powder Power

    I have some Arpege in the vintage Eau d'Arpege version. I love it but find that it has very little staying power. I have ordered the current edp version of it and am crossing my fingers that it...
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    Re: Powder Power

    It seems that benzoin also has a powdery smell; it is even used for making Johnson's baby powder. Here's an interesting link, for those who can read French:
    ...
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    Re: Powder Power

    Kenzo Flower is great, isn't it? I love Chanel 5, but haven't yet tried the Eau Premiere, so I'm adding that to the list as well.

    Thanks so much!
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    Re: Powder Power

    I have read so many nice things about BB Le Parfum, I know I will have to try that one.
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    Re: Powder Power

    I love Flower and wear it regularly. I have some Emeraude from the 70's and it's quite nice too. Anais Anais I have worn before and although I like sharpness in fragrance, this one has just a touch...
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    Re: Powder Power

    OMG, Evangeline, you're killing me. I just have to try this one; just reading the description makes me drool. It sounds exactly like what I'm looking for.

    Thanks a million!
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    Re: Powder Power

    I've always wanted to try Chamade, from what I've read about it so far I bet I would like it. I'll have to do more research on Citizen Queen.

    Iris is definitely a favorite note of mine, but how I...
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    Re: Powder Power

    Musse,

    White Linen is one of my all-time favorites -- nothing makes me feel quite as good as it does -- but I confess i find it more soapy than powdery. I found some vintage Estee and L'Air du...
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    Re: Powder Power

    CuddleCat,

    Wow, I haven't tried any of these and it will be fun to test them. I'm especially intrigued by Poussiere de Rose and the Mariella Burani.

    Thanks for the great suggestions!
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    Re: Powder Power

    I wore Je Reviens for a while in the 70s, when it was still good. I'm going to look for a vintage version of that one, as I own the current version and it's nowhere near as good as it used to be. ...
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    Re: Powder Power

    Kewart,

    I have the Ferre by Ferre; it's fabulous. I have tried Iris Poudre and love it too, but it's a bit too expensive for me, alas. Coco is lovely, but a tad too spicy.

    I'm adding the...
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    Re: Powder Power

    Primrose,

    I love Habanita and agree that it is a fine, powdery choice. And yet, so different from anything else. Putain des Palaces et Boudoir I have yet to try and will!
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    Re: Powder Power

    Hi Sophi.

    I haven't tried any of these, so I'm adding them to the list. Thanks so much!
  53. Thread: Powder Power

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    Powder Power

    I am finding more and more that I love powdery (but not too sweet) fragrances. I would love some of your suggestions, preferable fairly easily available and not too terribly expensive. Vintage...
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    Re: Newbie looking for advice

    Welcome! I just want to say that I LOVE your screen name... brilliant!

    Try Eau Sauvage by Christian Dior. You just can't go wrong with that one.
  55. Re: May I please have some suggestions? (for you Basenoters w/ some patience)

    I'm just curious: is this interest in fragrance recent or has it always been something you were interested in?

    I would also recommend that you pick up a copy of Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez's...
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    Re: purity perfume :)

    Estee Lauder's White Linen, which I happened to wear today, as a matter of fact.
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    Re: Highly evaluated here - total crap on you?

    For me, it's Prada Infusion d'Iris. Vile beyond words, makes me want to have a very long very hot shower and scrub myself with a hard brush. And yet, so many seem to like it... go figure!
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    Re: Vintage Avon recommendations?

    Wow! Thanks so much to all of you who have responded. Who knew Avon had so many winners??? But I'm no perfume snob so I'll seek them out; many can be found for very little money on Ebay so if I...
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    Vintage Avon recommendations?

    I sometimes come across old Avon fragrances, but know very little about them. Which are worth looking for? I generally prefer green and floral chypres and would prefer to avoid the bad stuff, if...
  60. Re: Help me find this fragrance : Designer rose, orange color packaging, possibly early to mid 1990s

    No problem. Now I'm desperate too to find out what it is!!! Do keep us posted, and good luck with the search.
  61. Re: Help me find this fragrance : Designer rose, orange color packaging, possibly early to mid 1990s

    For some reason "rose" and "orange" packaging makes me think of Paris by Yves St-Laurent. Could it be???
  62. Re: Could anyone suggest an excellent woody Oriental? (Desperate)

    I just looked on eBay, and there is some Azzemour to be found.

    http://shop.ebay.com/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3984.m38.l1313&_nkw=azzemour&_sacat=See-All-Categories
  63. Re: Something Mystical About The Serge Lutens House!

    I haven't yet even tried Lutens' fragrances, but I get it when one says he evokes an almost religious experience, something mythical and magical. For me, I first became aware of Lutens when he was...
  64. Re: Which perfume with rose and which with vanilla?

    For rose based scents, I would recommend:
    Paris (Yves St-Laurent)
    Tea Rose (The Perfumers Workshop)
    Rose Absolue (Yves Rocher)
  65. Re: Which perfume with rose and which with vanilla?

    Tocade, by Rochas.
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    Re: What Fragrance would Carmen Wear?

    Wow. Great minds think alike? As I was reading your post I immediately thought of Rumba (which I used to wear). It seems like a perfect fit for the fiery Carmen.
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    Re: Best online retailers, reviews, etc.

    I use fragrancenet.com very regularly. Not a single problem so far and the perfumes are genuine.
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    Re: Best online retailers, reviews, etc.

    As far as I know, imaginationperfumery.com is not in business anymore.
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    Re: Luscious lemon fragrances?

    Demeter has a Meyer Lemon fragrance.

    http://www.demeterfragrance.com/Product.aspx?ProductID=909
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    Re: Something that screams sexy!?

    Gucci Rush. It's a killer.
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    Re: Post the picture of a perfumer.

    Oh. I just threw up in my mouth.
  72. Re: who knew there were male perfume afficianados?

    Well, that explains it then! Thanks for the info!
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    Re: New Shipping regulations to Canada?

    Hmm. Like you, no problems with FragranceX and FragranceNet, but I think they ship ground. With eBay sellers, for instance, their shipping policies seem to be all over the place. Some will ship,...
  74. Re: who knew there were male perfume afficianados?

    You beat me to it, as I was going to start a thread precisely about this. The ratio of men to women, just on this site, is striking. And I, too, wonder what makes men more interested than women in...
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    Re: New Shipping regulations to Canada?

    Was it a private seller or an established retail store/online shop, and if so, can you tell us its name? I find that shipping policies vary wildly from one seller to the next, and sometimes I wonder...
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    Re: help me find a clean floral

    Easy to find, quite affordable and right on target:
    White Linen (Estee Lauder) -- you can't get more clean than that one;
    Envy (Guccy) -- flowers, clean, not overpowering.
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    Re: sensitive soul/ perfume choice

    This young lady is so intriguing! Can you tell us a little more about her?

    And I still think Apres l'Ondee is the perfect scent for her, as well as being a fine introduction to the world of...
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    Re: sensitive soul/ perfume choice

    You couldn't go wrong with Guerlain's Apres l'Ondee. Check Luca Turin's review in the Guide. It fits perfectly with the profile of your intended recipient, IMHO.
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    Re: The Ultimate Oriental Fragrance is?

    Bal a Versailles.
  80. Thread: Fidji

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    Re: Fidji

    Thank you all for the insight and comments. It only makes me want to rush out and get some... NOW!!! I think I'll try to get a vintage version of it, too.
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    Re: You hated it, everyone else liked it

    A very popular and apparently much loved scent I can't stand, to the point of wanting to vomit:

    Prada Infusion d'Iris.

    It is pure torture to me.
  82. Thread: Fidji

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    Fidji

    Can anyone comment on the current formulation of Fidji compared to the vintage one? Which one to get?
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    Re: Lovelier the 2nd Time Around

    Jolie Madame. I almost threw it out after trying it the first time. I waited a few months, tried again... and got it. Now I love it.
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    Re: 5 Frags you can't live without ~

    It's so hard to choose, but here goes:

    Silences - Jacomo
    Parfum Sacré - Caron
    Mitsouko - Guerlain
    White Linen - Estée Lauder
    Habanita - Molinard
  85. Re: A Fragrance reminiscent of Autumn/october/halloween

    For me, without a doubt, Theorema by Fendi. Discontinued and a little hard to find, but I recently bought it from Beauty Encounter. It reminds me of the smell of a fireplace.
  86. Re: Ten new members who have an interest in sampling

    Pick me! Pick me! This is so exciting! And how kind and generous of this community.

    Am I in?
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    Re: Silences - Jacomo

    Hi Twolf, and thanks for the information. So, oakmoss it is! I obviously have the new formulation in the black bottle. Is the original formulation better, richer?
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    Silences - Jacomo

    Just received this fragrance today, tried it on, and fell in love. I might have found my HG!

    The drydown reminds me, fleetingly, of Habanita and Fleur de Fleurs (Nina Ricci). Not being a "notes"...
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    Re: Coty classic perfumes

    Love your Klimt image; it's perfect. And Mitsouko is so exquisite: if L'Origan is remotely "related" to it, I'm sure to love it.
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    Re: Coty classic perfumes

    Arpege is calling me too!
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    Re: What are your most nostalgic scents and why?

    Chanel 5 - my mother wore it and I will associate it with winter and a fur coat. And it smells sooo good.

    Babe (Faberge) - so awful and yet so good. I would kill to smell it again.

    Fleur de...
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    Re: Coty classic perfumes

    I, too, would love to smell the Rose Jacqueminot, Chypre and Paris. I'm adding those to the list. (It just never ends!)
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    Re: Coty classic perfumes

    Hi Twolf. Yes, very risky of you to suggest trying the new formulations of the Cotys. But you might have a point. If I can't get my hands on vintage stuff, I will certainly risk the newer ones....
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    Re: Coty classic perfumes

    I have also heard good things about Sand and Sable and I'm adding that to my evergrowing wish list as well!
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    Coty classic perfumes

    My first post!!!
    I am intrigued by some of the old Coty fragrances, especially L'Origan and L'Aimant. These are not particularly hard to find on eBay, but how "vintage" should they be? I know...
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