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    Re: New Funny fragrance from Moschino

    Looks like a variation on Moschino Couture! (which I really liked when it came out) except that there is the trendy orange on top (which I also really like). Will look forward to trying this one! ...
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    Re: ** TABU ** your opinions please

    I tried Tabu a few years ago and disliked it. I found it nauseatingly sweet. I had been wanting to try it again for quite a while, though, so yesterday I finally bought a bottle of Tabu edc spray. ...
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    Re: Divas by Ungaro - anyone tried?

    I just googled this because I was curious myself. There is a "Divas" perfume by Ungaro, as well as Diva (the original one you remember), and Fleur de Diva. I don't know the notes for Divas, however.
  4. Thread: Lily

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    Re: Lily

    Annick Goutal's Grand Amour is one I used to wear a lot that has a very lush lily note - like white Easter lilies that fragrance an entire room. I just threw my old bottle away, the last little bit...
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    Re: Chris 1947 - Dior

    That's very cute. I played the jackpot game, but I didn't win (didn't relaly expect to!).

    I've never sniffed it, but cranberry is listed as a note, and I'm not fond of cranberry.

    Dave, the...
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    Re: In Praise Of Dior

    Love Dior. There's something for everybody - classic, modern, old, new, light & fresh to sultry & oriental. Dior can usually satisfy whatever fragrance mood I'm in. Currently, I have Dune and...
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    Re: ok it is getting hot and summer is coming

    Eau d'Hadrien, Hubby's Eau Sauvage, EA Spiced Green Tea, Diorissimo, Jean Nate. I have a hankering for AA Angelique Lilas, but sitting on the fence about it. My latest discoveries are Emeraude,...
  8. Re: What scented products do you wish they'd release as perfumes?

    Shower to Shower Body Powder - a very fresh fragrance that becomes ever so slightly spicy. I really love the scent.

    Crabtree & Evelyn Jojoba Soaps - the ones shaped like seashells. They smell...
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    Re: fresh and light

    Off the top of my head...

    Acqua di Gio
    Charlie White
    Ralph Cool
    Ralph Blue
  10. Re: which TYPE of scent makes you go..wow he smells good.

    I like woodsy/spicy scents men's scents - orientals I suppose - long as they're applied lightly and not hosed on. I like patchouli in men's scents, too. :)
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    Re: SotD Sunday 1 April, April Fool's Day

    Brittany Spears!


    (not!)


    April Fools! :D
  12. Re: What expensive scent(s) smelled awful & kind of cheap & what one was cheap, but g

    I love drugstore cheapies! So much pleasure for next to no money. :) Two of my current favorites are Jean Nate concentrated cologne and Charlie White. I wear them quite frequently. I also like...
  13. Thread: Dunhill

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    Re: Dunhill

    Yes, I have had the same experience - what I love on a paper strip doesn't always work on my skin, and vice versa. Thanks very much! :)
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    Went off in pursuit...
  14. Thread: Dunhill

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    Dunhill

    I smelled a Dunhill fragrance on a strip in this morning's NY Times travel magazine. But I see in the Basenotes directory that there are a number of Dunhill scents. Which one was this? It just...
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    Re: Chypres for summer

    One I'm looking forward to trying is the new Chance eau Fraiche. An old classic chypre that I like very much is Y (YSL), which in edt would be nice for summer. Probably have to purchase it online,...
  16. Thread: CK IN2U her

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    Re: CK IN2U her

    I know what you mean. That ad campaign just makes me shake my old shaggy head. But I have a feeling that I am going to love this scent, and I can't wait to try it. :D
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    Re: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria

    Don't you just hate it when one you love is discontinued. I'm sure you will be able to find it online, though.
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    Re: Guess that fragrance (true story)

    I love Fracas on summer evenings. It smells nice on me, too. Very "clean," I'm told. Actually, though, I'm tired of it - but that is a different thing. Yes, chemistry is certainly interesting!
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  19. Re: Ciara, Charlie, Love's Baby Soft, Wild Musk...which one would it be?

    I wore Charlie, Jontue, and some of the Love's scents, but I wouldn't go for them now, although that Love's Jasminey Musk might tempt me. Cachet was nice, I had that one, too. However, my very SOTD...
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    Re: Guess that fragrance (true story)

    I don't get silly putty at all in Fracas. I would have gone with the Hypnotic Poison/Castelbejac answer. Interesting.
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    Re: What fragrances help you "de-stress"?

    I'm into single note aromatherapy type scents, and eau de colognes. They are refreshing, help me destress and refocus. I like citrus, mints, rose, jasmine, tea scents, lavender.

    edited to add: ...
  22. Thread: Stoned?

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    Re: Stoned?

    I don't know the scent, but I love that ruby red glass hobnail bottle.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/detail.asp?itemid=36300&section=1

    Actually, I think I saw a post about it on Makeupalley,...
  23. Re: Which Scent Do U Recognize Right Away On Just About Everyone... And *

    I agree Shalimar is very recognizable, also Angel, Lolita Lempicka, and plenty of others that I smell on young women at my college. Some, I don't even know the names of, but vanilla/musky seems to...
  24. Re: We already know what Mary Poppins wears..how about CLEOPATRA?

    I can see Cleopatra wearing Opium.
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    Re: Mitsouko dupe....

    ah, well that'll do then. ;-)
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    Re: Think I've got Patchouli!!!!!

    No kidding! Huh. I don't think we have a walmart here. I thought Jovan Fresh Patchouli was discontinued. I'm glad to know it's not. I must see if we have a walmart around here. :)
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 9 March

    I'm wearing a sample of Wonderful by American Beauty from Kohl's. Happy Friday, and enjoy the weekend! :)
  28. Re: Help needed - Summery (Humid weather) fragrances? Any suggestions?

    In the very hottest muggiest weather I like Diorella or Eau d'Hadrien. I also love Jean Nate. They're all citrussy. Diorella blooms particularly nicely in the warmth, imo - not just lemony but...
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    Re: Mitsouko dupe....

    I'd add a drop of carnation or clove.
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    Re: Think I've got Patchouli!!!!!

    Jovan Fresh Patchouli is really nice, imo. One of the few patchoulis I can do. It's very hard to find, however. Where did you buy yours, if you don't mind my asking?
  31. Re: Girly-Fresh or Exotic-womanly, which is you?

    LOL!! :D
  32. Re: Girly-Fresh or Exotic-womanly, which is you?

    Or how about girly-exotic? Something that wiggles on the dashboard? :D
  33. Re: A search for new Cologne, what do women think?

    I didn't realize that, but I can see why. It was launched just last year, I believe, and it's very distinctive. I'd wear it, too. :)
  34. Re: Girly-Fresh or Exotic-womanly, which is you?

    Girly-fresh, even though I hate to admit it because it seems wimpy. I have my exotic-womanly moments, but fresh and floral fragrances really do suit me to a "T". My disposition is more often on the...
  35. Re: A search for new Cologne, what do women think?

    I'm no expert either - my husband doesn't care much about fragrances - but one I really love is Herrera for Men, I think it's called, by Carolina Herrera. It's woodsy and subtly sexy, imo. It's not...
  36. Re: Flowery, Fruity, Incensey, Sugary, Powdery- which is favorite type of scent?

    1. Flowery
    2. Fruity
    3. Powdery
    4. Incensy
    5. Sugary
  37. Re: Did u ever get a negative comment about your scent?

    I've had negative remarks on Angel (naturally!), and positive, too. Someone on an elevator said, "it smells like bug spray in here" and I knew it was me because I had just put some Angel on. The...
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    Re: What fragrance smells "magical" to you

    I also find Mitsouko magical. I get a lot of visual impressions from it. I don't wear it often, don't even like it that much, but it has this strange "haunting" effect.

    Lolita Lempicka is also...
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    Re: vanilla v vanilla?

    I like the scent of a vanilla bean, or a tonka bean - that naturally sweet woody scent. I enjoy vanilla in perfumes, but not if it's an ultra sweet desserty one. I agree about pairing vanilla with...
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    Re: SALTY..Driftwood....?????

    Well, it's nothing new or exciting, but I'm wearing Dior Dune today. It has a very scrubby, salty, dune quality to it. I don't know if you would call it "driftwood" per se, but it's rather woody. ...
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    Re: New chypre vs. Classic chypre

    Yes, this is what has me confused. I thought perhaps I was too stuck in past and taking chypre too literally. And then I thought I was beginning to understand how NR can be called a chypre -...
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    Re: - Guerlain : From Mitsouko to Insolence -

    I just read on Osmoz that the latest Aqua Allegoria, a lilac fragrance, was created by Jean Paul Guerlain.
  43. Re: Gorgeous, lovely Diorissimo. Anybody like it?

    I read the Chandler Burr article this morning. It's true that nothing smells as amazing as the real lily of the valley blossom. I have them in my back yard. They come into bloom in May. I keep a...
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    Re: Animal Attraction - Seeking Sexy Civet!

    Moondeva, this is exactly how I experience civet. I like how you've described its quality. I particularly get it in Joy and 1000 extraits. They are both so gorgeous in the extrait that it spoils...
  45. Re: Gorgeous, lovely Diorissimo. Anybody like it?

    Yes, it was edt, I assume the newer formulation. You know, I had it in parfum form years ago, too, and my then husband (no. 1) told me it smelled like bug spray. That bug spray reference has been...
  46. Re: New fragrance in Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria line

    I love the Aqua Allegoria line. I don't love all the scents, I just love the concept and the packaging. I haven't tried nearly enough of them. Herba Fresca is one of my favorites.
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    Re: - Guerlain : From Mitsouko to Insolence -

    ITA with all you just said, particularly about Mitsouko - that struck me, too - and furthermore I think he's wrong about Champs Elysees. I never sniffed Cherry Blossom.
  48. Re: chandler burr's latest perfume article on guerlain

    He sings the praises of Mitsouko, and mentions its oakmoss - but it's not being made with oakmoss anymore. I suppose it was kind of him to not mention that.
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    Re: This scent reminds me of...

    You just decided my SOTD for me. I have to see if I get pfferneuse, too. Except that, don't they have anise in them? Those little cookies rolled in white powdered sugar? I love those. :)
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    Re: best mineral foundation?

    Yes, pinky skin is actually blueish underneath. The yellow/warm tones don't work, but the Jane Iredale blue tones might. Thank you for the recommendation, LoneFish. I will look into that line. :)...
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    Re: New chypre vs. Classic chypre

    Well, hey, you can smell like Comet for much less money than Chanel charges. :D
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    Re: New chypre vs. Classic chypre

    Miss Dior is my benchmark chypre. It's just what "chypre" means to me (I mean the vintage Miss Dior). I've never smelled Coty Chypre, the prototype of them all.



    That's a good point! Perhaps...
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    New chypre vs. Classic chypre

    Does anyone other than me have a hard time getting the new classification of "chypre"? Has patchouli always been a component of chypres? And why is Narcisso Rodriguez a chypre? To me, it's...
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    Re: New: Cacharel Liberté

    I have a special place in my heart for Cacharel fragrances, too, for various reasons. Orange chypre...well, that certainly sounds interesting. I hope it won't be like Coco Mlle in an attempt to...
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    Re: what's the deal with...

    Tonka bean smells vanillic. It's used to scent pipe tobacco, so it smells like that, too. :)
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    Re: Great women's fragrances for men to wear

    I can see a man wearing Samsara well.
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    Re: what's the deal with...

    I have issues with sandalwood, too. I like it, but my skin amplifies it to such a degree that it can totally take over unless it's used in an eensy minute amount.
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    Re: what's the deal with...

    Aldehydes. I have a hard time understanding them. Can you actually smell an aldehyde?
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 16 February

    Giving Lolita Lempicka's L another try today.

    I guess it's just just not for me. This type of scent makes me queasy lately - too syrupy. :(
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    Re: Fleurs de Bulgarie: whisky tango foxtrot?

    I don't know Fleurs de Bulgarie, but I just now realized what whisky tango foxtrot means. Tee, hee! :D
  61. Re: Does your taste in wine reflect your taste in perfume?

    Ah yes, not to go off topic, but I'm beginning to love whiskey. To be perfectly honest, I'm quite happy with a nice blend - and there is a lot of variety among blends - but I love it when my...
  62. Re: Does your taste in wine reflect your taste in perfume?

    You know, I posted a review somewhere that compared a fragrance to an Alsatian Pinot Gris. But I can't remember which fragrance. So, yes, my taste in wine somewhat reflects my taste in fragrance,...
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    Re: best mineral foundation?

    I also bought the starter Bare Minerals kit from an infomercial a couple of years ago. I love the concept, but I have a hard time finding colors that work for me. I am extremely fair, with pinky...
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    Re: Any "What Not to Wear" fans on this site?

    I've watched it occasionally (the American one), but I get annoyed with all the cuts to commercials so I don't often have the patience to sit through it.

    The maternity shirts, I thought, are...
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    Re: What's Your Fashion Style?

    I used to be quite eclectic when I was a city person, with a bent toward the trendy romantic, but since I'm now a student teacher and live in the burbs I have to dress simply, comfortably,...
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    Re: what color carpet???

    You could stencil your concrete basement floor, or give it some kind of faux look, and then seal it. Might be fun if you're artsy-craftsy.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 13 February

    I'm finishing up a sample of Ferragamo Incanto today. It's a quite pleasant fruity floral-oriental. It's fresh, but warming on this bitter day.

    I hope everyone is having a good day! :)
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    Re: Fragrance to mark an occasion.

    Sometimes it's the odd numbered ones that are unexpectedly the more memorable! The build up to the milestone birthdays often set you up for a letdown. Anyway, Happy Birthday to you, and many more...
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    Re: New JPG "Classique" ad campaign.

    Thank you for the link. I enjoyed watching that. I'm a JPG fan. I love Classique. And I thought Fragile was very nice, too, but it's been a long time since I smelled it. I must re-visit that...
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    Re: Fess Up! Every 'pinched' a spray or two?

    Honestly, never. Though I caught someone pinching mine (it was Patou 1000 parfum). I didn't say a word to them. I didn't mind. I thought it was cute. :) In my family and among friends, we...
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    Re: Never say Never

    With Angel, all the time. I've had the same little blue star bottle for years and never had it refilled. It's actually almost gone now. There are times when I loathe this scent, and other times...
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 February

    Bulgari Eau Parfumee Extreme is refreshing after my afternoon shower. I wonder if this comes in a shower gel?

    Enjoy the rest of the day! :)
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    Re: New moderator

    Hi, Donna! :)
  74. Re: Please spare two minutes for a newbie seeking advice

    Calvin Klein's Euphoria comes to mind. Obviously, you must try it on your own skin first, but a friend of mine wears it and it smells incredible on her - just like your above descriptors.
    ...
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    Re: Coco or Coco Mademoiselle?

    I don't like either one on me. But I guess I somewhat prefer to smell Coco on others. I do like the orangey-ness in Coco Mlle, it is brighter and younger. But Coco smells divine on some people. ...
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    Re: What would it be?

    Something light and fresh, maybe Cartier Panthere eau Legere.
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    Re: Fresh, aquatic,...???

    I am really enjoying this type of fragrance lately. Of those mentioned (and I've tried a few, though not all), I think Acqua di Gio is particularly lovely. I have Polo Sport Woman, it's a...
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    Re: New: YSL Young Sexy Lovely

    Thanks, Castorpollux, for commenting on the actual juice. Not that the other comments aren't interesting, or very apt, but it's good to know it does smell nice. I trust the opinion of a fellow...
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    Re: Opium EDP (description)?

    Perhaps the people who say it's been significantly changed have been switching formulations without realizing it. Thanks, Helg, for your input. It's always best to get an expert's POV. ;)
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    Re: Opium EDP (description)?

    I had Opium edt many years ago but it never really flew on me. It was nice but never seemed to get to that absolutely glorious phase that I smelled on a few others. I adored the body lotion - it...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 9 February

    It's supposed to warm up to 30F here today. Woo hoo! Heat wave!

    Continuing my Je Reviens saga, I am sampling the edp today. I think it is vintage, and it is lovely.

    Happy Friday to everyone....
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    Re: Opium EDP (description)?

    How do you like the parfum (extrait) vs. edt?
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    Re: Death of Mitsouko Confirmed by Guerlain

    My sincerest condolences to all Mitsouko lovers.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 8 February

    This morning: continued my Je Reviens sampling project with the edt.

    This afternoon: Spritzed on Charlie White for an afternoon refresher.

    This evening: Murmure by Van Cleef & Arpels is...
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    Re: Valentino Rock N Rose??Thoughts??TIA

    She lives here in Long Island, NY. She prefers to go by the grown up name of Deborah Gibson now, I'll have you know. I think she's a stay at home mom, but not sure. Maybe she still performs.
    ...
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    Re: Valentino Rock N Rose??Thoughts??TIA

    I think that sounds nice! I'm a floral lover, especially light and springlike ones. I'm looking forward to trying it (sometime in the next century or so when I get to a mall again!) :)
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    Re: Opium EDP (description)?

    Interesting. I would love to know more about this, too.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 7 February

    I'm sampling Je Reviens in edc, and I'm loving it. :)
  89. Thread: VCA First

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    Re: VCA First

    Gee, I wish I knew. My interest in a fragrance is a purely physical/emotional reaction. I can't isolate particular notes that bore or interest me because those same notes in a different composion...
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    Re: Polo Sport & Safari for Women

    I like them both. I used to wear Safari years ago, but haven't in a long time. I have a bottle of Polo Sport - I find it very refreshing. Thanks for the info! :)
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    Re: Ambery Oriental Recommendations

    It's supposed to be concentrations of the scent, I suppose similar to edt, edp, etc. I haven't tried them all so I don't know how big of a difference there is between them. I assume 200% is very...
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    Re: Fragrance to mark an occasion.

    I don't think I've ever bought a fragrance to mark a special occasion, but I think it would be fun to seek one out that was launched the year I was born - if any are still in existence!
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    Re: Vetiver Scents

    Where was I reading recently about vetiver tea? Was it here? Was I dreaming?

    I once bought some vetiver and it looked just like dried grass, tan in color. I enjoy vetiver as a base note in...
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    Re: Ambery Oriental Recommendations

    Dune, Shalimar, Ciara, Obsession.
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    Re: Did you like your mom's favorite scent?

    So many moving childhood memories of our perfumed mothers. Isn't it amazing how scent can transport you back in time. I remember my mother's sillage, and how it seemed that she was still in the...
  96. Thread: VCA First

    by sherrie11
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    Re: VCA First

    I'm 48. I had First several years ago, was given it as a gift. I remember it as a very pleasant, classy, understated, classic type of scent, but there was nothing distinctive about it, imo, though...
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    Re: Noxzema for *scrubbers*!!

    I've used cold cream to get rid of scents, including onion on fingers, but I never tried Noxema in particular. It seems when there's that occasional fragrance you really can't stomach, nothing gets...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3 February

    Wearing Miss Balmain in honor of today's Sniff-n-Speak

    Top Notes: Gardenia, coriander, citrus, aldehydes
    Heart Notes: Jasmine, rose, carnation, narcissus, orris, jonquil
    Base Notes: Castoreum,...
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    Re: Can we please discuss Shalimar?

    Try different formulations. I don't care for the edt at all, but I love the parfum and edc. I also love Shalimar Light. Another possibility is that the bottle you tried had gone bad. And maybe...
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    Re: Did you like your mom's favorite scent?

    My mother alternates between Bulgari pour Femme, 24 Faubourg, and 1000 de Patou. She's worn all of these for years now. She usually buys a new "summer" fragrance, and I usually give her a gift of...
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