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  1. Re: How to check out a Basenote Member before buying from them?

    Thanks everybody!
    A final question: does a person usually pay with Paypal in sort of venue?
  2. How to check out a Basenote Member before buying from them?

    I recently found a BN member who is offering bottles of a discontinued perfume that I'd like to buy, but I'm wondering how I can check if he/she has a good track record with other BN-ers. Is there a...
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    Re: Rare & hard to find

    Do they have Laura Biagiotti's Sotto Voce? And still they have Venezia also?
    I would love to know prices if so.
    Grazie!!
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    Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    Sorry all, but I don't see it as a stereotype either. It's no secret that a whole lotta fakes come from places with a lot of commerce, right?
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    Re: Do you buy fragrance from Amazon?

    Yes, but I've noticed that sometimes products "sold by Amazon" are actually sold by 3rd parties, and their return/purchase/customer svc policies are not Amazon's. I'd check it out before hitting the...
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    Re: What Perfume makes Men take notice?

    LOL :)! I like this :)!
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    Re: Today I bought ... February 2009 PURCHASES

    I just got a bottle of Diorella (not sure how I feel about it, loving the lemon but not the afternotes), and scored a bottle of Coco edt on ebay for peanuts ($21 :)! I've found my new love in that...
  8. Re: Acqua di Gio--or similar scent--for women?

    Thank you--I'm going to give the five-starred Diorella a whirl :)!
  9. Re: Acqua di Gio--or similar scent--for women?

    Thanks! Me too! I had a bottle of Acqua di Gio for men and loved it, and gave it a test drive by wearing it while doing my housework one Saturday. I decided it was too heavy for me. And then I read...
  10. Acqua di Gio--or similar scent--for women?

    I love the fresh zinginess of Acqua di Gio, the but don't want to smell like a guy :).
    Is there a scent for women that has a similar freshness to it?
    Thanks :)
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    Re: Ladies....=)

    Well, I wish I could recommend a fragrance for you, but I know zilch about Bath&Body (not a fan). How 'bout Acqua di Gio? And btw, you are SMOKIN' hot :)!
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    Re: Buying a tester off ebay...

    and I just got the Blush today, again the real deal. So I'm pleased. But buyer beware, as always :)
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    Re: Buying a tester off ebay...

    Good news! I just got my Flora Nerolia from the seller and its the real deal. Very happy. But as we all know, ya takes your chances when it comes to Ebay... (and lots of things in life, for that...
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    Re: Buying a tester off ebay...

    I just bought two items from this seller (realrunway), and I know I'm taking a chance (since the deals are wow...Flora Nerolia for $25 and 5 Blush edps for $35) and I'll see how it goes. Still...
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    Re: Mandarine basilic has won me over.

    Someone gave me a bottle of Mandarin Baslic and it wasn't my cup o' tea. I just sold it on Ebay and am now scouting for Flora Nerolia!
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    Re: Any scents like SJP's Lovely?

    Thanks, Dimitri! I got some samples of the Narciso edt and find it lovely, yet not so much more tenacious than Lovely. However--I found that using the Lovely creme and edt does the trick, lasting for...
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    Re: Fake Armani Code ? Pictures provided !

    I'm wondering if you know if Armani Code for women ever had a different bottle design than the one shown on the armani.com site. I bought a bottle on ebay and the bottle, though elongated like the...
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    Re: Post eBay Fragrance Seller Feedback here!

    Anybody ever deal with france-moon on Ebay?

    I bought a bottle of Armani Code for women from him/her, and while the scent is lovely and was wrapped rather tightly in cellophane, the top is loose...
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    Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    Thanks for this! I just got a bottle of Armani Code for women off Ebay, from a seller in NYC, for a pretty good price, sealed tightly in plastic but with a loose cap and with a bottle shaped way...
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    Re: Any scents like SJP's Lovely?

    Thanks, everyone! Off to more discoveries. By the way, I should mention that I think I've just been had, via the seller on, um, webay :). I think I bought a bottle of fake Armani Code, since the...
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    Re: Any scents like SJP's Lovely?

    Thanks for the recommendation! Impuse scent buyer that I am (and forever shalt be, to my empty pockets) I hunted down a bottle of Code on the nameless international internet auction site (webay, ya...
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    Any scents like SJP's Lovely?

    I bought a bottle of Lovely (Sarah Jessica Parker) but can't smell it at all (even after many spritzes!...and it isn't just me--my family can't smell anything either.
    I love the little of Lovely...
  23. Re: New: Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely Liquid Satin.

    I just bought a bottle of the regular Lovely (from a large, world-famous internet auction house which shall remain nameless :) and here's what I found: the scent was sharp and bitter upon first...
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    Re: Favorite Balenciaga?

    tvlampboy, I love your quotes (about free speech, that is!). Preach :)!
  25. Krizia fragrances--how can I tell if they are old?

    OK. I did it right this time, or so I thought. I bought samples of K de Krizia and Eau de Krizia and loved them so much that I bought bottles of each from different online vendors.

    Scents usually...
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    Re: Name your favorite online fragrance store.

    I can tell you who I am NOT so pleased with today, and that would be perfumeworldwide, from whom I got a handful of the $2.99 samples. Some were great, as in: fresh, vivid, good representatives of...
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    Azzura, anyone? Edp or Edt??

    A lover of all things fruity, warm, and mediterranean, I've been intrigued by reviews of Azzura, and wonder what others' thoughts are on it.

    And, does anyone know the diff between its edp and edt?
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    Carolina, but with more staying power?

    Just bought a little bottle of Carolina, and I love its sweet, fresh, feminine scent. WHY then, did it have to fade so quickly? So, perfumistas, is there a similar scent with the same notes but that...
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    Re: Il Bacio arrived!

    I found a big bottle at TJM but the sprayer was busted! Doh! I took it back and will buy online.
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    Re: FragranceShop Bastards

    While I've had good customer service from Fragranceshop.com, Parfum1.com has been a slightly different story in my book. I bought some Orange Tonic from Parfum1 and found that it had almost no scent...
  31. Re: What's your fave fresh/fruity/floral fragrance?

    I bought a bottle of Roma and love it. Thanks for the tip!
    My other loves, thanks to all of your posts, are Orange Tonic, Mentafollia, and some of the other Guerlain AA's. Think I'm ready for the...
  32. Re: Anyone know "Blu Bluemarine" by Sciapparelli Pinkenz?

    Thank you! A decade ago, knowing nothing about fragrance, I bought a bottle for my Mom while in Rome. I think it's probably been discontinued.
  33. Eau de Rochas or Reflets d'eau Rochas: which is lovelier??

    Both of these citrusy scents sound fresh and lovely. But has anyone sniffed both?
    If so, can you tell me how the notes in each differ? And, bottom line, which is downright lovelier?
    I'm thinking...
  34. Azzaro Orange Tonic: light, or downright old?

    Just bought a bottle of Orange Tonic (from parfum1.com) and was surprised by how lightweight and, well, faint the fragrance is. Almost zippo staying power, save a whisper of a juicebox-like sweetness...
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    Re: FragranceShop Bastards

    I bought a couple of bottles around Christmastime from Fragranceshop.com and returned one, and they refunded me without any problem. What a hassle that you have to go through that, though!!...
  36. Thread: Rome, Italy

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    Re: Rome, Italy

    Does anyone know if Laura Biagiotti's "Venezia" for women is still available in Italy?
    Grazie!!
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    Re: Athens, Greece

    Hi there!
    I lived in Athens for about a year and recall buying fragrances in Hondos Center. There was also a jam-packed fragrance shop near Omonia, at the corner of the street on which Omonia is,...
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    Re: Any scents you enjoy but won't buy again?

    Joop! Femme !!!
    Bought 1/2 price at the drugstore and now know why the clerk raised her eyebrows when I requested it.

    Sorry, Joop! fans...

    Oh, and Aqua Allegoria Mentafollia, which is too...
  39. Re: Seeking a lovely Venezia imitation--possible?

    A thousand thanks for the wisdom and opinion! Think I'll try the one ounce from Irma Shorell.
    Can't wait to try it :)!
  40. Seeking a lovely Venezia imitation--possible?

    On my internet sleuthing, I've found two manufacturers who make duplicates of Laura Biaggiati's Venezia: Sonoma Scents and Irma Shorell.

    Are either of these worth the moolah?
    Thanks!
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    Re: Whither Venezia??? Laura Biagiotti

    Dang! And wouldn't you know that my days of living and travelling in/out of Europe are behind me?
    Why didn't I know about Venezia before I came back to the US (and before the US dollar fell so...
  42. Re: What's your fave fresh/fruity/floral fragrance?

    thank you all!!!
    After too much deliberation and sniffage, I think I've narrowed it down to Champs Elysees, Mentafollia, and Roma...
    Couldn't have done it without you, dearhearts :)
    Anna :)
  43. Re: What kind of women have..."chemistry that eats fragrance"?

    I'm no expert, but a week or so ago, when I asked the woman in the perfume shop why some scents last and others don't on my skin, she said that it depends on one's chemistry (of course) and also on...
  44. What's your fave fresh/fruity/floral fragrance?

    I know it's out there, that elusive anything-but-the-ordinary fresh/fruity/floral (with great sillage) but short of sending away for every conceivable fragrance sample, can anyone share their...
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    Re: Where to buy samples online??

    Thanks, Marcuccio!
    You save me a heap o' time :)
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    Re: Where to buy samples online??

    Thanks to all who responded. None of these were the 2.99 (including shipping) samples that I found on the mysterious website of yore, but they've given me some direction. Doing a websearch, I ran...
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    Where to buy samples online??

    I know that I saw a similar thread, but for the life of me can't find it!
    And, I ran across a popular perfume site that sells vials for $2.99 (postage included) but can't find that either. Any ideas?
  48. Anyone know "Blu Bluemarine" by Sciapparelli Pinkenz?

    Does anyone know this scent? What are the notes in it? Does it last?
  49. Re: What did you buy "unsniffed", that you liked & what was a big mistake?

    I got a big bottle of Mauboussin based on shining reviews, but it wasn't for me.
    It lasted sweetly for hours and hours after application, but was too "blah" for me--it lacked the "sweet" and "spicy"...
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    Re: NEVER shop at 1stperfume.com !!!

    As a new member, I am wowed at your collective knowhow and humor! I love this site.
    And so I shouldn't be surprised when Googling for info on 1stperfumes.com that I found some candid opinions from...
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