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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th November, 2019

    Serge Lutens Mandarine Mandarin
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Orly Rage
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    Re: Fav Elie Saab "Essence" collection?

    I have minis of the Rose, Neroli, Vetiver, and Gardenia. The rose has a vanilla base - TS called it a coca-cola rose. The neroli and vetiver are clean and non-soapy. I agree that the gardenia is the...
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    Re: Amber absolute 2015

    Congratulations and enjoy!
  5. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist - Yeah, it smells like carrot, all right. It is after all meant to be dark and mysterious, moody and stark. It's not particularly wearable for, say, an every day scent....
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th November, 2019

    Serge Lutens Iris Silver Mist and Frederic Malle Iris Poudre from samples
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2020

    Why, thank you, HOP, for the nod. But you may regret it should I be chosen to have a synch day because the most obvious feature of my style are aldehydes and I know how unpopular they are!
  8. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Sonoma Scent Studio Ambre Noir - very rich, so much so that the amber is such a minor part of the complexity of notes that one wonders why it was even named an amber. I find it more incensey.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th November, 2019

    Sonoma Scent Studio Ambre Noir
  10. Re: New Member Here - Wondering What to Do Next . . .

    Unfortunately, I think you've missed the boat on Chanel sampling from decanting sites because Chanel cracked down on them and took them to court. Guerlain did the same.
    Professional decanters can no...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 15th November, 2019

    I no longer have any one stars in my wardrobe but I do not lack for two stars, including my beloved Chanel Beige.

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Fou d'Insinthe
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    Re: Tom Ford - Top 5?

    Italian Cypress
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 14th November, 2019

    Nice pics.

    Bond No. 9 Chinatown from a sample
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

    You are the best son in the world.
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    Re: DecantShop scammed me

    24 days. That's how long it took from the day I placed my order until I received it.

    I should be grateful that I received it in good order at all.

    I have had no explanation from Decantshop,...
  16. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Sonoma Scent Studio Voile de Violette - a woody violet rose. So pretty. Really enjoying this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 13th November, 2019

    Sonoma Scent Studio Voile de Violette
  18. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Sonoma Scent Studio Rose Volupté on one arm and Velvet Rose on the other

    Velvet Rose lives up to its name is the more rose prominent of the two.
    The opening of Rose Volupté was odd and oily to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 12th November, 2019

    Sonoma Scent Studio Rose Volupté and Velvet Rose
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 11th November, 2019

    You're welcome, Americans!

    Lalique Encre Noire Pour Elle
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    Oh, I get it now. I've been trying to figure this out for years.
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    Re: Introduction and Question

    It didn't work.
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    Re: Hand soap and body wash

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/408006-Soaps-Shower-Gels-Currently-Using-Favourites-Purchases-etc

    There are a few threads on the board that you can peruse in the Cosmetics & Beauty section.
    ...
  24. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Sonoma Scent Studio Nostalgie

    Old school floral aldehydic in a similar style to my Guerlains - Chant d'Aromes and Nahema. Very nice.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 10th November, 2019

    Sonoma Scent Studio Nostalgie
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    I received my package from SSS today of 10 sample vials. I look forward to wearing these new to me scents over the next couple of weeks.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th November, 2019

    Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    FortheloveofGod somebody go to a salon!

    I'm not trying to spam the thread here.

    Orly Flicker
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    These city syncs are getting to be too hard. Sorry, but I've never heard of Phillip Island (next month's locale), I don't have anything in my wardrobe to do with penguins and can only hope I've got...
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    Re: DecantShop scammed me

    Did you ever hear from them?

    I am in a similar quandary. I am missing an entire order. I ordered on Oct 20, got a vague confirmation notice on Oct. 29 with no tracking information, so I thought it...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 8th November, 2019

    Children of Dune miniseries shot in Prague (2003)

    Dior Dune
  32. Re: John Varvatos Artisan Pure - when to expect at discounters?

    I found mine at TJ Maxx a few weeks ago. I don't remember the price - maybe $20 or $30 for 2.5 oz. - I don't pay a lot for anything.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 7th November, 2019

    Guerlain Nahema
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Foundation myth about Prague from wikipedia

    hazelnuts

    "Přemysl married Libuše, the traditional foundress of Prague, and became prince of the Bohemian Czechs.[3] However, according to the...
  35. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Elie Saab Essence No. 6 Vetiver
    and
    Elie Saab Essence No. 7 Neroli are both straight up soliflores, simple, clean, fresh, without soapiness, neither strong nor weak longevity or sillage. Francis...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Dark Horse
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6th November, 2019

    Ooh, I love the Guerlain family tree, Roberto!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th November, 2019

    Indeed I am. Wearing it for the first time and am very favorably impressed. I think I like this even better than the original.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 5th November, 2019

    Hermès Twilly Eau Poivrée
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 4th November, 2019

    Elie Saab Essence No. 6 Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd November, 2019

    Elie Saab Essence No. 7 Neroli
  42. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    ^^^ Bottega Veneta & Cuir de Lancôme are the leathers I've smelled that I like. I'm not familiar with the Perles de Lalique.

    Elie Saab Essence No. 1 Rose.

    It didn't strike me as a rose...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd November, 2019

    Elie Saab Essence No. 1 Rose
  44. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I took a whiff of each of my new Elie Saab minis and the
    Essence No. 2 Gardenia stood out to me right away, so I have put some on, and while it hasn't been long, I have to say this is a very...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    2 ml spray sample of Hermès Twilly Eau Poivrée
    5 ml mini bottles of Elie Saab Essence
    No. 1 Rose
    No. 2 Gardenia
    No. 6 Vetiver
    No. 7 Neroli
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 1st November, 2019

    Estée Lauder Pleasures
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 31st October, 2019

    Thierry Mugler Miroir des Secrets
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    China Glaze Riveting
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th October, 2019

    SOTE Guerlain Insolence
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 29th October, 2019

    Mary Chess Strategy
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th October, 2019

    SOTE L'Artisan Parfumeur Caporal
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 27th October, 2019

    I Profumi di Firenze Fresia Alba
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th October, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Desert Rose
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 25th October, 2019

    Galimard Rose Baies Roses
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 24th October, 2019

    Ormonde Jayne Tolu
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 23rd October, 2019

    SOTE Library of Flowers (Margot Elena) Arboretum

    This little number is getting to be a simple reach and comfort scent for me as I struggle with my allergies. I've added another brand of reliever...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Pink peppercorn is what kbe actually has on his property, but I think any pepper would do in this case.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 21st October, 2019

    Areej Le Doré Siberian Summer
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Essie Playing Koi
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Bois 1920 is unexpected. What do you like about them? What do you recommend?
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Interesting choices. I have heard of Hové but have never been to New Orleans.

    What about Arquiste do you like? What do you recommend?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

    Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier
  63. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I am about 3 and a half hours into one modest spray of Areej Le Doré War & Peace on the inside of my left wrist/forearm.

    I decided to start with the most unwearable of the four samples in the set....
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    My Areej Le Doré 5th series samples came today. My, my. They came in a square black velvet box. Even fancier than the Histoires des Parfums or Ormonde Jayne sample sets.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th October, 2019

    SOTN Areej Le Doré War & Peace
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th October, 2019

    Bebe Sheer

    ComDiva, I found the house of Oriza L. Legrand to be interesting as heck (but not particularly wearable). Rêve d'Ossian was the most enigmatic incense scent I've ever tried - like most...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th October, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Lily of the Valley
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Dior, Maison Martin Margiela, E. Marinella, Tom Ford, and Comme des Garcons are all designer houses as far as I am concerned.

    I seem to prefer the designer houses myself so far, although the...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    .....my 30 year old bottle of Chanel Coco.

    I liked the scent but it was not for every day or every season, which is why it took me so long to finish it off.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th October, 2019

    Mary Chess Tapestry
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

    Chanel Coco
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I'm sure it will be to someone else's gain, ClockworkAlice. Those are good scents, if not for you, then for someone else.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Pedi: Sinful Colors Jam Out

    Mani: China Glaze Harvest Moon
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

    Mary Chess Strategy
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - October 2019

    Votivo Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Identify Perfume

    It looks to me like Oscar de la Renta Oscar.

    Or perhaps a flanker of it.
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    Re: Unable to view all pages of thread

    New posts to "Welcome to Just Starting Out..." are not showing now.
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    I don't think I've paid that much for shipping/handling fees of anything ever, but I still placed an order anyway because I have been interested in this house for quite a while.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

    Mary Chess Yram
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th October, 2019

    Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Surely most of us have an Eau de Cologne in our wardrobes.

    Or an Atelier Cologne.

    Or Jo Malone Cologne.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th October, 2019

    MP&G Route Du Vétiver
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

    SOTE
    Estée Lauder Tuberose Gardenia

    Ine, I know it's a pain when a renter has to move. I hope you and your boyfriend can find a place that will allow you to have a pet.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - October 2019

    Miller Harris Reine de la Nuit
  85. Re: The Perfumed Echoes: Société des Parfums Lucien Lelong

    Princess Natalia Paley was married to Lucien Lelong from 1927-1937. She was the daughter of Grand Duke Paul of Russia by his second wife, and both her father and brother Prince Vladimir Paley were...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Dark Horse
  87. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    vintage Lubin Nuit de Longchamp - 1937
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Okay, I have a problem with this remark. While this is entirely one's own opinion one is entitled to have, nevertheless I feel this Kafkaesque blogger person whom I otherwise know nothing about has a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th October, 2019

    Banana Republic Neroli Woods
  90. Re: Houses you want to like but don’t - what’s on your list?

    When I say "I wanted to like it" I mean that I was attracted by some esthetic feel for the house or perfumer. I was drawn to the house by something and my curiosity was piqued.

    I tried much of...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Half an hour ago I bought myself the new sample set for my birthday without any problem and got a paypal receipt.

    The sound of these scents are generally outside of my comfort range but the word...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Seville à L'Aube
  93. Re: Issues with seasonal allergies and sense of smell

    My nose hasn't stopped running since late August and I had a low grade headache throughout the entire month of September until a couple of days ago. I take claritin and aleve for it everyday, but my...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

    Superstitious
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

    Lancôme Climat
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Man, you are giving me Diorenvy. Congratulations!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

    Welcome back to posting, Whitefluffy!

    Chanel Coco
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    Re: Eight new Aquas by Le Couvent des Minimes

    I guess so. From a press release: "Jean-Claude Ellena, one of the greatest perfumers in the world, Director of Olfactive Creation of the Couvent des Minimes"


    5 more new scents in the new...
  99. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Elizabeth and James Nirvana White

    Just a simple little floral - peony, lily-of-the-valley, & musk, all notes that I love.

    This is not for anyone looking for great perfumery. It's just a thing...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th September, 2019

    Elizabeth & James Nirvana White
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