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    Re: What do you consider

    Reformulating while keeping the same name, bottle and price, even after only 2-3 years of production. I'm not talking only about IFRA regulations, but also of using cheaper ingredients just for...
  2. Re: Sprayed Ambre Narguilé too much, resulted in superviser asked me to wear less.

    So that is democracy and the land of free?? They really made robots out of you in the States.
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    Re: Which house(s) do you collect?

    I have a weakness for Hermes and if I could, I would own all of them except Rouge. In reality, I currently have 8. I admit that their overall esthetics have a lot to do with my fascination, but the...
  4. Re: New Fragrance: L’Occitane Immortelle de Corse

    I have tried this and, as often with simple L'Occitane fragrances, I find it educational: I've finally clearly got the 'burnt-sugar/fenugreek' note that I read about, in both aspects. I'm not sure if...
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    Re: What's your strategy when sampling in store?

    I do the same, and make conscious effort not to forget what I have put on and where, checking the progression of all of them during next few hours. I found it helps me to better remember particular...
  6. Re: Serge Lutens says ADIEU to the world of perfumes ... ?

    It's funny to see De Profundis' description on their web page: There will be no departure, definitive or otherwise!
    One is tempted to think it's all just a spin...
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    Re: Estee Lauder Private Collection

    I've been seeing Eau de Private Collection (the same as in your picture) for last couple of years in duty free shops (Zagreb airport, to be precise), but never the regular PC ('perfume'). While...
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    Re: Paranoid About Fake

    Well, when I was a newby, my first reaction after buying a decant of No 19 and getting that big blast of galbanum was 'uf, is this a fake?'. Now I adore it, of course. So, what StylinLa is saying is...
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Or Guerlain?

    I voted (first!) Guerlain. Chanel's are great perfumes, but Guerlain's are both great and otherworldly beautiful.
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    Re: Your top 5 "non niche" perfumes

    L'Heure Bleue
    No. 19
    24, Faubourg
    Kelly Caleche
    Dior Addict

    and I will add:
    vintage Diorella and discontinued Nu edp
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    Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    it's 'silver wood' (gold is 'or', silver is 'argent').
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    Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    as for whole collections, Parfums MDCI has great names (at least if you understand Franch and cultural background of those names): Enlevement au Serail, Le Rivage des Syrtes, La Promesse de l'Aube,...
  13. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Hermes Rouge is awfull, as well as SL Santal Blanc, AG Eau de Charlotte, Dans tes Bras and Angel. as for drugstore and celebrity scents, they are so bad on my skin that I always, but really always,...
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    Re: Scent of water recommendations?

    try Aqua Motu (Comptoir Sud Pacifique) - I prefer it on warm weather, otherwise it tends to smell like wet basement.
    Aria di Mare (Il Profvmo) has similar watery note. Nostos (L'Erbolario) is more...
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    Re: What 'Dry' scents have you bought?

    Harmatan Noir - my definition of dry!! it supposes to evoke dry wind with the same name, and does it successfully!
  16. Re: Thoughts on Guerlain's Aqua Allegoria fragrances?

    Oh how tastes and body chemistries differ!

    My favourites are Pamplelune and Mandarine-Basilic - they both smell great, fresh gorgeous grapefruit and nice strait mandarin/basil combo respectively....
  17. Re: Please Name your Favorite discontinued perfume which you would like to be relaunched !

    Venezia by Laura Biagiotti :-)
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    Re: Question on review etiquette

    If I understood you correctly, you plan to put on your new blog your reviews already posted elsewhere. I think this is ok as a beginning - when they will be gathered in one place, your distinct style...
  19. Re: What was the perfume that made you the most happy when you bought?

    Buying full bottles of Dzing! and Musc Ravageur one year after I got small 5 ml decants that I kept as treasures for a year!
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    Re: Your Opinions on Hermes Fragrance?

    Hermes is one of my favorite houses - I love the elegance of their fragrances that match so well the overall style of the brand, they are very classy and pleasant. I appreciate very much that they...
  21. Re: Fragrances similar to some that were discontinued (unfortunatelly)

    you can try these:
    7. sensi => ysl cinema (cinema is more pronounced)
    13. gloria => s. lutens louve, also luctor & emergo
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    Re: Out of the Many Emerge the Few. Shaal Nur.

    I adore Shaal Nur too, for the same reason - its multiple sides that emerge on different weather conditions (citruses in spring, incense in summer), excellent longevity with refreshing and well...
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    Poll: Re: What's Your Favorite Poison?!

    I voted for Midnight, it suits me, it's easy to wear, it makes me cheerful. Tendre is second, it's somewhat hair-sprayish but with good longevity, refreshing and suitable for summer. I ended up by...
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    Re: Tobacco notes...suggestions, please.

    Try Etro Palais Jamais, more leathery than floral tobacco though.
  25. Thread: Perfume Storage

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    Re: Is there any benefit to keeping cologne in a fridge?

    Keep in mind that kitchen fridge is usually set on 4°C, while the wine fridge can be set somewhere between 10 and 14. I would definitely use the second range if I could choose. But I think the...
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    Re: Speak to me of Romeo Gigli.

    your description matches Romeo (not Romeo Gigli), pictured above. I had it in the nineteens, it was a nice, strong floral with slightly metallic note and also a note of chamomile, which is not...
  27. Thread: Organza??????.

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    Re: Organza??????.

    Wore it yesterday. Beautiful oriental with vanilla and cinnamon, though not gourmand in contemporary sense, but elegant and mysterious. The precondition for successful wearing is a real winter, with...
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    Re: L'Occitane Cherry Blossom

    L'Occitane's pyramids are often very simple:

    Cherry Blossom Eau de Toilette
    Top Note: sweet & juicy with Cherry and Freesia
    Middle Note: Floral and Feminine with Cherry Blossom and Lily of the...
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