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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 February

    I'm about to crawl off to bed in L'Artisan's Passage d'Enfer. It seemed appropriate after spending a good part of my evening sipping wine and having a rousing debate with myself about theology. :p
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3 February

    Trying out Jamais Avec les Domestiques by Beyond the Pale. Got a vial in the mail from a friend.
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    Re: grrr samples

    One might be the eau de toilette and the other the eau de parfum. At least I hope so.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 2 February

    Creed's Angelique Encens this morning. Every time I wear this, I love it a little more. My credit card is very, very frightened.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1 Feb

    ::sneaks onto basenotes::

    Okay, seems to be safe :D. Still wearing Chinatown for the moment, but about to shower and try to pick an evening fragrance.

    Burberry? eh
    Chergui? eh
    Insolence? meh...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1 Feb

    As the closest Angel and I get to one another is glowering from across the room, I will wear Chinatown by Bond No. 9. And hide from the clouds emanating from Basenotes this morning.

    ::flees::
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    Yippee! A Guerlain week!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30 January

    Fumerie Turque today.
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, 29 January 2007

    Ambre Sultan for me.
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    Re: SotD Monday 29 January

    Crawling off to bed in Ambre Sultan.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 28 January

    I'm sampling Ava-Luxes today, so I'm a melange. So far, Midnight Violet, Moss, and Cafe Noir are workking their way into my shopping basket. Yum. Possibly Turkish Vanilla as well.

    I'm starting...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 27 January

    Monyette Paris, at least until I shower. It's really clashing with the gloomy grey weather. Possibly Mitsouko later.
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    Re: Does anyone here smokes cigs?

    I was waiting for the well-meaning folks with quitting advice to show up...
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    Re: Changes of Heart

    I think plain old familiarity plays a huge part. The Lutens line for me is a good example - I have been horrified down to my bones at the first sniff of each of them. By the third or fourth trial,...
  15. Re: Odd Question perhaps--perfume and cats

    Not sure about perfumes (though I'm eyeing a bottle of Oh My Cat for ten bucks), but when i was trying to quit smoking a few years ago, I bought some herbal cigarettes. My cats circled like sharks...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 26 January

    Musc Ravageur today. Yum.
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    Re: Does anyone here smokes cigs?

    I used to smoke pretty heavily (almost a pack a day). I've cut down and switched to cloves (smell better, take longer to smoke, more enjoyable) and only smoke at most a few a day. I'm much more a...
  18. Re: Scare artists target Clarins/Thierry Mugler Parfums...

    Re: Syracusa's comment:
    I think more what she was getting at is the way we are expected to feel guilty and apologize for anything we do that could be considered for pleasure only. We're expected to...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 25 January

    Tonight I'm revelling in the oddness of Angelique Encens.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24 January

    Sampling Attrape-Coeur tonight. Oh my God.
    *sniff arm*
    *purr*
    *thud*

    Oh yeah, this is full-bottle worthy. :thumbup:
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24 January

    Revisiting Cabaret tonight. I smell like the inside of a vintage handbag - in the best possible way, of course. :p
  22. Re: Suggestions for "Clean, Fresh, and Barely Perceptible" Women's Fragrance

    And there are some excellent washes and sprays out there. I like Honey I Washed the Kids by Lush, things like that. And most perfume houses make soap versions of their scents, so if she likes one...
  23. Re: How many fragrance bottles do you own at this very moment?

    I have about 60 full bottles at last count. One of these days, I'll finish updating my wardrobe...
  24. Re: Suggestions for "Clean, Fresh, and Barely Perceptible" Women's Fragrance

    Scented soaps, if you're looking for "barely perceptible". I wouldn't spend the money on a bottle of perfume if you really don't want to smell it.
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    Re: 99 bottles of beer

    Perfumes are art. We are art collectors. If we collected paintings or photographs, we would regard ourselves as connoisseurs, and many others would regard us as perhaps more culturally...
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    Re: Your most addictive fragrance?

    Apres l'Ondee for me. It's like crack, especially since it is so fleeting. I think I could go through a 100ml bottle in a month if left to my own devices (and if it was easier to find in the...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 23 January

    Shalimar eau legere. I'm on a big comfort-scent bender right now, with the cold and the lack of sunshine.
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    I would love a Malle week, but I don't own nearly enough, even in samples, to participate. To wit, I own Musc Ravageur, and that's it. And making a trip to Barney's and coming home with a sizable...
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    Re: SotD Monday 22 January

    Burberry Brit EDT tonight. I love the opening notes of this, though the drydown is far from original. Thankfully, I'm the only one awake in my house at night, and if I want to spritz every half hour...
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    Re: SotD Monday 22 January

    Burberry Brit EDT tonight. I love the opening notes of this, though the drydown is far from original. Thankfully, I'm the only one awake in my house at night, and if I want to spritz every half...
  31. Re: Anyone suggest a nice citrusy/minty fragrance?

    I'd recommend Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca. Very fresh citrusy/minty/herbal scent. Also relatively cheap and easy to find. :)
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    Re: SotD Sunday 21 January

    Habanita tonight. Lovely, slightly smoked baby powder. So comfortable!
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    Re: Bring it Back! (female version)

    Après L'Ondée parfum extrait.

    I'l beg if I have to. (Do you hear me, LVMH? Do you? I'm watching you....)
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    Re: SotD Saturday 20 January

    L'Heure Bleue again for me today. Definitely a go-to scent for me when I can't decide what to wear.

    ::buries nose down shirt and nurses a crush on Jacques Guerlain::
  35. Re: stunning Salons Palais Royal Shiseido pix

    Absolutely beautiful, thanks for posting the link. I must get myself to Paris one of these days...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 17 January

    I've bathed and switched to Arabie. This one is going to be a heck of a ride. The bottle should have OSHA-approved handrails installed on it.
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    I've spritzed on some Arabie. And I hate to say it, but I don't think I like this one much. It's sweet and heavy. It definitely smells like a fruitcake, one well made and well-soaked in brandy...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 17 January

    First day of being able to smell in several days due to allergies, and I'm enjoying 10 Corso Como tonight. I should hop into the Lutens feast I've been missing. Maybe after a bath, I'll wrap up in...
  39. Re: The Great Layering Challenge #1 - Dana Tabu / Guerlain Samsara

    I feel remiss in not trying more layerings this week, but every cedar tree in my area has decided that now is the time to reproduce, and I can't smell a thing. :(

    Enjoying reading about it and...
  40. Re: The Great Layering Challenge #1 - Dana Tabu / Guerlain Samsara

    Tried TBS Woody Sandalwood over Samsara EDT tonight. This seemed a relatively "safe" mix to try, as I was going out shortly after I put them on. I used the Samsara first, and dabbed the TBS oil on...
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    Re: SotD Monday 8 January

    Passage d'Enfer as I get ready for bed. I love this dry, introspective concoction - it's very cozy for introverted me :)

    When I wake, I'll get one of my layering experiments ready for the...
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    Re: Seven Days of Feasting on Lutens!

    I'll join in, with my menu of SLs (Chergui, Cedre, Ambre Sultan, Arabie, Santal Blanc, Un Lys, Fumerie Turque). Sounds fun!
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    Re: The Great Layering Challenge (Outline)

    I'll give some of them a try. I own and like Tabu, and have Mitsouko, Samsara, and some others to try.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for January 2007)

    I'm waiting for the arrival of bottles of Passage d'Enfer, CdG Cinnamon, Monyette Paris (thoughts of Spring are creeping in), and a sample pack of La Maison de la Vanille scents.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 January

    Burberry Brit tonight (I'm nocturnal - I never know which day's thread to answer). I love the top notes on this, though the dry-down is a snore.
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    Enjoying Insolence tonight after a post-celebration bubble bath and yet more champagne. Have a wonderful 2007, Basenoters!
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    Re: New: Black Orchid by TOM FORD

    Scrubber is putting it mildly. I think I offended the SA by making a face very similar to a Mr. Yuck sticker and fleeing the counter.
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    Re: Insolence?

    I like this one. I didn't expect to, as I was sorely disappointed in L'Instant (which to be honest had less to do with the construction of L'Instant and everything to do with a similarity to Dune)...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 30 December

    Late to this one tonight. I've been in major slack mode this weekend. Wearing Avignon today (how I love this one!) and while not wearing Kretek, I am smoking one.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 29 December

    Yum, Insolence. I didn't expect to like that one after the top notes about sent me fleeing from the house, but it grew on me. That Maurice Roucel, he gets me every time (except for L'Instant, ew)....
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    Re: SotD Thursday 28 December

    Taking a break from heavy winter fragrances, as much as I love them. I've also been sampling Serge Lutens 'fumes over the past week or so, and my nose is a little fried from the rich base notes,...
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    Re: funny story about an SA

    I really get frustrated by pesky SAs. Especially when I usually know more than they do about the line they're representing (with the exception of Creed and FM representatives quite often). If...
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    Re: Fave frag scorned today

    Sorry that happened to you! NR is lovely, so it was probably a spritz or two too many rather than the scent itself that got to people. But then, I love the classics and heavier scents: Mitsouko,...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 27 December

    Right now Fumerie Turque. I may switch to l'Heure Bleue or a tiny dab of Tabu for bedtime.
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    I definitely think subtlety in public is the way to go. One or two sprays is usually plenty. Folks overapplying is what leads to fragrance bans in office buildings and schools, and is now leading...
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    I ordered CdG Avignon. I'm craving incense. And I seem to have good luck with unsniffed buys. *knocks on wood*
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    Re: SotD Tueday 26 December

    Thanks everyone for the welcome, you guys are great! :) Was just woken by the postman bearing a long-sought bottle of Fumerie Turque. Now that's the way to wake up!
    *contented sigh*
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    Re: SotD Tueday 26 December

    Hey there, new poster here. Was wearing Après l'Ondée until my bath a few minutes ago, then I switched to Dior Addict for bedtime (I'm a night owl).
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