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    Re: SotD Saturday 3 March

    I wore AG's Les Nuits d' Hadrien earlier (it was perfect for a picnic in the park with my best friend). Now in a sample of SL's Datura Noir...liking so far...
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    Re: Most worn in February?

    I kept track this month, but don't have the stats in front of me. Still, just from memory I know these were the most worn:

    Sweet Oriental Dream (at least 5x)
    Sa Majeste La Rose+Un Bois Vanille...
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    Re: Montale Reviews

    I've had the pleasure of sampling several Montale fragrances, but unfortunately have had NO time for my perfume hobby lately, so don't have reviews for most of them. Here's a couple that I did...
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    Re: What does Chergui remind you of?

    Chergui was one of the first niche fragrances I ever sampled, so it doesn't remind me of anything. However, when I got my sample of Musc Ravageur Oil, IT reminded me of Chergui...plenty of...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 15 February

    Montale's Sweet Oriental Dream for morning (I truly can't get enough of this, I crave it at least every few days).

    After my run and shower, going to wear Coco by itself for the first time:) (I've...
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 February

    Flowerbomb Extreme. I find this quite dark and textured...love it!
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    Re: SotD Sunday 11 February

    Opium EDT
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 9 February

    Fleurs d' Oranger today... got a compliment first thing! Probably because I had literally JUST spritzed, so he couldn't help but smell it. I'm actually really loving this, which is surprising...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 8 February

    Gris Clair for the first part of the day; will be sampling some Montales this evening to get ready for the upcoming Montale review thread that Purplebird mentioned. (Btw, thank YOU Purplebird for...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 February

    Montale's Sweet Oriental Dream . . . hopefully it will help me sweetly daydream right through my math class . . .
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    Re: How do you keep decants?

    http://www.target.com/gp/detail.html/sr=1-20/qid=1170741549/ref=sr_1_20/601-7398512-9568123?ie=UTF8&asin=B000AVNG14

    This is what I use for samples and decants.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    Oops, already failed at my 'buy nothing in Feb.' plan: snagged a decant of Montale's Sweet Oriental Dream. But it was either the decant or a FB because I adore the stuff, so I figured it'd be more...
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    Re: Soth moday 5 february

    I'm awfully late, but at least I made it here today. Darn school is getting in the way of my Basenotes browsing time:(

    Wore Un Bois Vanille today.
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    Re: Most worn in January 2007?

    I didn't keep track. Those of you that do, how do you do it?

    Off the top of my head, my most worn were probably Flowerbomb Extreme, Angel Innocent, and Voleur de Roses - 2 or 3x each. Almost all...
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    Re: Thought I'd share...

    As promised, my grade:

    (drumroll please......)

    Got an A :)

    Thanks to everyone who took the time to read it and give me feedback!
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    Re: Frag storage and light exposure

    Ah, ok, thanks Riannon! I guess that would certainly work, but somehow the idea doesn't appeal to me... oh well, I'll keep searching for my ideal storage method. For now my pretty boxes with their...
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    Re: Thought I'd share...

    Thanks everyone! I'm glad you all enjoyed it...though I wonder how interesting it will be to my professor. I turned it in this morning, so we'll see...
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    Re: Thought I'd share...

    Thanks ladies! I feel better about turning it in now. And yes, I'll definetely post my grade (I wish Taolady got to do the grading...:))
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    Thought I'd share...

    As an introductory assignment in my English class, I had to write a 2-page paper on something about myself, or something that interests me, etc., and to be sure to include lots of detail. I give you...
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    Re: Frag storage and light exposure

    Pardon me, but what's an 'esky'?
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    Re: Frag storage and light exposure

    Thank you for the info! I've been afraid of buying more juice than I can use before it turns, so I'm encouraged that your SdM is still good... hm, I think that means I can buy at least 7 years'...
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    Frag storage and light exposure

    Quarry's post of her beautiful frag cabinet reminded me of something I often wonder, and thought I'd start a separate thread to ask: do you store your fragrances where they're exposed to light, or...
  23. Re: Pretty Fragrance Cabinet from The Home Depot

    Do you have this mounted somewhere that isn't exposed to natural light, or are you just not concerned about that? Because I think that looks beautiful, and would love to display my fragrances...
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    Re: Changes of Heart

    Hm, interesting ideas and experiences; thanks for sharing! Seems like as with everything else about perfume, these 'changes of heart' are unique to each individual.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 26 January

    I'm starting the day as a mutt: Sweet Oriental Dream + Dzing! on one arm; Voleur de Roses over traces of Bois des Iles on the other:). After a shower, my SOTD will be the VdR.
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    Re: Possibly a silly question (or two)...

    Sillage refers to how much a fragrance projects off your skin. If a fragrance has low sillage, it means it won't be as noticable to people around you. High sillage tends to surround you with a...
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    Changes of Heart

    So often I've read about people hating a fragrance, only to revisit it and fall hopelessly in love. Or the opposite: love-at-first-sniff degenerates into animosity. If a lot of time elapses between...
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    Re: what brought you to basenotes?

    Once upon a time, I owned one perfume, Hypnotic Poison. I liked it alright, but only wore it about once a month, when I was going out for the evening. My now-ex-boyfriend had a small but nice...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 25 January

    Sweet Oriental Dreams. Even this intensely sweet, gorgeous frag isn't a match for my cold, I hardly smell a thing :( ....But I know I smell good, even if I can't experience it myself :)
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    Re: Black Orchid

    My two cents: wait. I've been fooled by magazine scent strips before! Plus, I wasn't very impressed by Black Orchid. It was a while ago that I tested it, and don't have either my notes or my...
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    Re: How does a cold affect your sniffer?

    I've had a cold for the past week... my nose stings when I sniff too, and it's not worth it because I hardly smell anything anyway. I get a vague impression of the dominant note(s), then nothing. ...
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    Re: looking to broaden my horizons

    Oh, my! You're either going to get 500 recommendations, or you'll get none because that's just too broad! If you're anywhere near a retailer where you can sniff for free, that's where you probably...
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    Re: thoughts on being away from BN

    Bahhaha! That absolutely cracks me up. Awesome comment.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for January 2007)

    Went pretty wild with sample-ordering this week:

    Montales from Vijay:
    Black Aoud
    Aoud Queen Roses
    Sandflowers
    Crystal Flowers
    Soleil de Capri

    Ava Luxe:
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    L'Artisan would be the other one the guys could participate in easily... plus, I'm biased because that's the house I voted for :-) since it's the only one I have a week's worth of. But I could...
  36. Re: Suggestions for "Clean, Fresh, and Barely Perceptible" Women's Fragrance

    Maybe Goutal's Eau d' Hadrien? I've actually only tried Nuits d' Hadrien, but I think the original would be a bit closer to what your looking for. I also find Malle's En Passant to be 'clean' and...
  37. Re: How many fragrance bottles do you own at this very moment?

    When I discovered Basenotes a couple months ago, I had one full bottle. Now I have 9. Plus a few decants, and probably nearly a hundred samples :-D... it's madness, but I love it, and it's only...
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    Re: SotD Monday 22 January

    Flowerbomb Extreme . . . I hoped it's strength would allow me to smell it at least a little bit through my poor stuffed-up nose, but I could only detect it for the first 30 min or so. Now, nothing...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for January 2007)

    Thank you! Wow, of all the possible choices, that's quite a coincidence... I feel special following in the footsteps of a much respected Basenoter :-)
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    Re: SotD Sunday 21 January

    Following a suggestion I read around here (I can't remember who said it; if you're reading this, thanks!):

    Sa Majeste La Rose + Un Bois Vanille
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for January 2007)

    50 ml Voleur de Roses... after draining two samples, I decided to skip the 'decant stage' and go straight to the FB. Its my first full bottle of a niche perfume (unless Annick Goutal counts...)...so...
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    Re: I rarely get compliments...or comments!

    I agree with some previous comments: I really think most people are 'blind' to scents unless they're impossible to miss (i.e. quite strong). Before I got interested in perfume, I almost never...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for January 2007)

    Got a 15ml L'Artisan Premier Figuier on Ebay for $15...it's a blind buy, but for that price I couldn't possibly resist!
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    Re: Fragrance preference tests

    Mine too, which is hilariously off-the-mark!
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    Re: Perfume Behind the Ears Y/N?

    Purplebird, I took the liberty of starting a new thread to follow up on your suggestion of posting 'tests' for fragrance preference and reporting the results.
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    Fragrance preference tests

    Purplebird suggested we compile a list of fragrance preference tests, then report how accurate they were. I thought I'd get it started:

    http://www.osmoz.com/jeux/femme.asp

    They suggested...
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    Re: Match a Frag with a Famous Work of Art

    Parfum Sacre immediately came to mind. I'm starting an Art History class this week, so I imagine soon I'll have lots of ideas along this line - I'm excited!
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    Re: Malle's En Passant- sexy or no?

    LOL, exactly! Well-put.
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    Re: Do you take notes when you test?

    rtamara - I like the idea of a notebook as well...sort of romantic somehow. Thats what I did at first, but I really quickly realized that my OCD wouldn't tolerate the haphazard-ness of entries :-)
    ...
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    Do you take notes when you test?

    Before I went crazy ordering samples, I'm so grateful I read a recommendation somewhere to take notes on my first impressions, prominent notes on me, longevity, etc.

    I have a box of index cards...
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    Re: Malle's En Passant- sexy or no?

    I find En Passant to be more sensual than sexy. To me sexy is more obvious, raw, a bit shameless. En Passant to me is sensual in a natural, confident, ethereal way.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 12 January

    Have you tried layering with the body lotion? I haven't layered the two, but sometimes I wear the lotion by itself, it has decent lasting power on its own.
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    Have had several headache experiences, but so far the only nausea has been induced by:

    Ormonde Woman. I actually really liked it at first, then for some reason it started making me sick. I...
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    Disasterpieces

    Thrax in the MFD has quite a lively thread going on the 'exact opposite' of the 'Masterpieces' thread. I searched, but the closest thing I found in FFD was a 'most hated' thread from months ago...
    ...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 10 January

    I have yet to go to bed (curse you, Basenotes & fragrance blogs! :-), so my first SOTD is leftover from yesterday evening: L'Artisan Vanilia. After I sleep, wake up, and shower, I'll be switching to...
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    Re: How to sample colognes

    My understanding is that you just don't want to sniff it immediately; you want to give it a few seconds to let some of the alcohol burn off. I've noticed that when an SA sprays a strip for you, they...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9 January

    I skipped the sample stage and got myself a decant of Mitsouko EDT. I was nervous to try it after reading so much about how tricky it can be to wear...but so far, so VERY good! Yay!
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    Re: What scents smell "voluptuous"?

    Flowerbomb Extreme... thick, pouty, darkly sweet...
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    Re: The Splendidly Scented Ladies' Book Club

    I love this idea! I'm in, as long as my reading assignments for school don't completely dominate the hours I can devote to books. And I'm a bit ashamed to say I don't think I've even heard of the...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 7th January

    Housecleaning with Jicky today. I'm hoping she'll do all the work.
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    Re: "Perfume", the movie

    SO well put. And it applies here perfectly. The murders of young, sweet, beautiful women are the precursors to the most powerful force of love the world has ever known. If thats not duality and...
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    Re: "Perfume", the movie

    Exactly! I'm glad you pointed that out; it made me realize that his simplicity is what keeps one from despising him (kinda like good ol' W...oops, no politics on basenotes!). You can tell he has...
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    Re: Your lady frowns over your hobby?

    I wish last time I had jury duty someone next to me had your good taste! As it was, I had Eau d' BO on one side, and Attack of the Axe on the other...

    On topic, from the ladies standpoint,...
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    Re: "Perfume", the movie

    I agree with Strollyourlobster (your name cracked me up btw:)) - the film is beautiful on a lot of levels. It's also silly; there's no getting around that element. I don't know how my...
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    Re: Damn I'm good at math!

    Darn it tdi! Not only are you good at math, but you're a good math teacher: as soon as I read your post I had to click on over to Aedes and put your brilliant logic to work myself!
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    Re: Another breakup fragrance needed :(

    I'm a bit late, but my heart goes out to you. I'm still dealing with my break-up, but I can tell you that it's gotten so much easier than those first few days were. Its been 2 and a half weeks, and...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 31 December, New Year's Eve

    Currently wearing Angel Innocent, which I received as a re-gift today from my dad's fiancee... proof that re-gifts aren't always awful!

    Tonight I think I'll be wearing Voleur de Roses.

    Happy...
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    Re: Break-up fragrance

    Wow, that's interesting pluran, thank you... I cut'n'pasted into a Word doc. so I could save it.

    I'm feeling better, especially today... I spent the previous two days with my family, which was...
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    Re: new to forum ^^

    I don't expect SAs to know more than I do... that doesn't matter very much, as I go in already having done my own research. I'm not looking for opinions or advice: I'm looking for a friendly,...
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    Re: New to fragrance, new to basenotes!

    Hi SanSue, and welcome!

    I'm also new to both fragrance fascination and basenotes (about a month I guess, though it seems like much longer). Regarding how to distinguish notes, my strategy has...
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    Re: Today I bought ...

    Somewhere around 2am this morning (before I went to bed) I blindly bought 3 vials of perfume absolute from CB I Hate Perfume:

    Burning Leaves
    CB93
    Patchouli Empire

    I couldn't resist! They're...
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    Re: Break-up fragrance

    Oh, Shycat! I can't tell you the wonderful things you've just done for me. "The softest hearts are also the most resilient"...how simply romantic and true. And a massage...of course! Brilliant...
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    Re: Break-up fragrance

    That's quite ironic, because Songes was the first frag that jumped out at me when I rifled through my little drawer of samples. I adore this, it puts me in the sun, laying on the shore of a mountain...
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    Re: Break-up fragrance

    Purplebird and Pellen . . . reading your posts, I started to cry, in a good way. Thank you for the compassionate words of wisdom.
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    Hm, I did the online questionnaire 3-4 weeks ago and haven't heard a thing. I just sent them an email, so we'll see what happens...
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    Re: Break-up fragrance

    That sounds so... right. I want to be "cloaked". Conveniently, a Jicky decant and Passage D'Enfer sample are both already en route to me! There are so many I've been meaning to try... I'm about to...
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    Break-up fragrance

    Last night my boyfriend of a year+ and I broke up. It's mutual, and it's the best thing for both of us, and we'll probably stay good friends... but I'm mourning the loss of 'us'...

    Lest I burst...
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    Re: smells like Bain de Soleil...

    LOL... some day soon when I'm feeling silly (which is quite often...) perhaps I'll slather some on!

    Truly though, Songes smells A LOT like it to me, it's quite fun.
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    smells like Bain de Soleil...

    Last night I sampled AG's Songes, and was struck by how much it reminds me of the smell of Bain de Soleil Orange Gelee (tanning gel - the 'Orange' refers to the color, not the fragrance). Then today...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 12 December

    Gave Innocent Angel the ol' college try, and now (nearly 4 hours later) it's lovely - because it's almost gone! I really want to love her, and there's moments when I think its happening, but then...
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    Re: SotD Monday 11 December

    Flowerbomb Extreme today
  82. Re: Perfumes (or people) that discriminate by age?

    Mine too! He's learning to live with it though. Recently he's even humored me with, "You smell nice". :-)
  83. Re: Perfumes (or people) that discriminate by age?

    So many awesome responses, thanks ladies. I know better than to lose my own opinions in the face of different ones, but now that I feel so... *supported*, I'm especially determined to wear whatever...
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    Re: Question for the Ladies

    Maybe try AG's Les Nuits d'Hadrien?

    (copied from adorebeauty.com):
    Top Notes - explosive bergamot and icy Sicilian lemon, heightened by green mandarin, spiced by tangerine and enlivened by...
  85. Perfumes (or people) that discriminate by age?

    I should start by saying that I'm 21. I'm finding lots of perfume reviews that come with an age 'recommendation' - either 'younger', or more often, 'for women, not girls', 'not for 20-somethings',...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 8 December

    Got my latest batch of samples... trying SL's Sa Majeste La Rose... I think I'm in love!
  87. Re: Now that I'm single again, what do I wear to "attract"?

    Oh, and I forgot to add.... good luck, and have fun! ;-)
  88. Re: Now that I'm single again, what do I wear to "attract"?

    I'll only speak for myself, although I know this goes for just about every woman I personally know: A man's fragrance will not attract me. A man will attract me. His fragrance doesn't become...
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    Re: Playdough note?!

    Thanks for the link, MadScientist! That's pretty interesting stuff... 'Sushi Cologne Spray'?! Good lord...
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    Sticky: Re: getting free company samples

    I found this thread a couple days ago, and went a bit crazy with requests... so far:

    Positive, next-day response from Ormonde Jayne.

    2 days later, Acqua di Parma rep. told me about a 'gift card...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 7 December

    Goutal's Petit Cherie - was a gift with purchase. Wasn't expecting to like this as much as I do... its a bit like Escape, except not gross!:-D (no offense to Escape fans...)
  92. Re: Hello Ladies

    I'm fortunate that my SO smells amazing in anything he wears, but my favorites lately are:

    Acqua di Parma Colonia, and
    So Black by Pascal Morabito
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    Angel. Wasn't in danger of literally puking, but it was nearly dinnertime when I sampled it . . . I lost my appetite and had to wash it off and take fresh air before I could eat anything.
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    Re: Playdough note?!

    Hm, that's interesting, because I also love Hypnotic Poison, but have never noticed a playdough note... next time I wear it I'll 'look' for it ;-)
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 5 December

    I'm wearing the fragrance I just purchased last night... Goutal's Les Nuits d' Hadrien... I'm *thrilled* with it! It's just the thing for this sunny winter day... crisp and fresh, but still...
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    Re: Playdough note?!

    Thanks for the insights!
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    Playdough note?!

    I've read more than a few reviews where the person is getting a 'playdough note' from a fragrance... I couldn't even imagine what they were talking about... until this morning when I sampled Trouble....
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    Re: Anyone else already addicted?

    WOW, the_good_life. That cracked me up, that's awesome!

    Good point, Cognoscento... probably only an addict would open and read a post with this title! And yes, Flowerbomb's packaging, along with...
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    Re: Anyone else already addicted?

    Oh good, I had a feeling I wasn't alone... this is just far too interesting a world that I never really knew existed... I feel like I have so much catching up to do!
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    Anyone else already addicted?

    Two weeks ago, I went to Nordstrom with the intention of expanding my wardrobe from ONE fragrance to TWO (already had Dior Hypnotic Poison, which I impulse-bought a year ago and hardly wore, then...
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