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    Re: what 's your favorite Luca Turin review?

    I know bashing europeans and christians is fine of course, nobody thinks much about it but there 's a different standart when it comes to the chosen people.
    well last time I checked 3, 000...
  2. Re: Can any of you ladies recommend a truly unique, hard to find scent?

    I 'm getting tired of those expensive mediocre niche scents too, these perfumers all have the same concept after all, they 're all doing what Serge Lutens started doing more than 15 years ago, so...
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    Re: what 's your favorite Luca Turin review?

    Eurocentrism...ok well what about the Jewish sense of superiority for instance? last time I checked racism is alive and well everywhere. Luca Turin happens to be white european and educated, should...
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    Re: Sleep Disturbing Fragrances

    the problem is more with my boyfriend, I had to stop wearing fragrance to bed...except when he 's worked a lot of overtime and sometimes he falls asleep on the coach then I can enjoy wearing perfume...
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    Re: SotD Friday 6 June

    YSL Rive Gauche
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    Re: Ladies,..a question asked sincerely.

    Chanel No 5 (in pure parfum concentration), a dab in the cleavage is a killer, it warms up and wafts delightfully, probably the eternally most beautiful perfume a man can give to a woman!
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    Re: what 's your favorite Luca Turin review?

    Burr 's NYT article on UJSLN 's grotesque creation process made me feel so bad for Ellena. Why Burr called this pathetic episode "intellectual"? Hermes should have had Lutens commission an egyptian...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 4 June

    Givenchy III for this angry New York woman in a pants suit!
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    Re: What has Happened to the House of Caron?

    I emailed Caron but haven 't heard of them (yet)...honnestly I don 't expect them to reply.
  10. Re: How old does fragrance have to be to be "vintage?"

    Arpege was reorchestrated in 1993, totally different formula, logically that makes any pre-1993 Arpege vintage. Like most classics the Carons have been reformulated many times over but when Richard...
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    Re: Changing the Meaning of Grandma Perfume

    Tiare, I believe a classic like Mitsouko on a young-spirited woman of all ages will be eternally beautiful, on the other hand a girly trendy fruity floral won 't help a woman look younger or be loved...
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    Re: seeking peachy fragance... literally

    Mitsouko (pdt, edp or extrait de parfum)
    Chant d 'Arome
    Tresor
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    Re: Changing the Meaning of Grandma Perfume

    Just wear perfumes you enjoy for yourself, this is what people expect from unapologetic modern and young-spirited older women. If you start worrying about what your grandkids will enjoy on you more,...
  14. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    Of course not however, this guide is not just about the Creeds and just so you know, no offense but perfumery doesn 't evolve around this brand. Don 't forget this book has done a great job...
  15. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    I understand your point but I believe consumers ought to read different opinions about what they like or not because it 's challenging, makes us think a little, one way or another. In the end I still...
  16. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    Only because Mitsouko 's peach doesn 't smell like the real thing that it makes it interesting. The greatest perfumes have the capacity to sublimate natural aspects of reality and take it to another...
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    Re: Queen Latifah to launch fragrance

    hmm let me guess, opening with strawberry shake notes followed by triple chocolate fudge and 2,000 calories each spritz!
  18. Re: Closest Coco Mademoiselle clone that's a lot cheaper?

    I second that too; you 'd rather enjoy a smaller bottle and even use less of it than go for a cheap substitute.
  19. Re: A technical question for Luca Turin (and anyone else)

    It 's very interesting but having no chemistry background it kinda sounds intimidating to me.
  20. Re: A technical question for Luca Turin (and anyone else)

    guys, how do you use Argon gas on splash bottles? I love the idea. I found that vintage spray bottles preserve scents better than the splash, my older Diorella splash bottle turned bad but not the...
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    Re: what 's your favorite Luca Turin review?

    best classic: Mitsouko & No. 5

    best modern classic: Pleasures

    best niche: Sarrasins

    best description title: Paris Hilton Just Me

    best informative: Mitsouko & Bandit
  22. Re: A technical question for Luca Turin (and anyone else)

    Vintage perfumes preserved at the Osmotheque are kept in a special room in a cellar, stored at the temperature of 12C in containers. Some people invest in refrigerated wine cabinets but most...
  23. Re: You have a chance to stink up...uh...scent...the universe - which one do you choo

    Balmain Ivoire
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    what 's your favorite Luca Turin review?

    you tell me yours I 'll tell you mine.
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    Re: Most Worn In May

    most worn in May

    Mitsouko, edt and parfum
    Givenchy III edt
    Ivoire edt
    Feminite du Bois
    Diorella
    Caline
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    Re: Erwin Creed on phone

    just out of curiosity, is this board sponsored by Creed or has any affiliation with them?
  27. Re: Can anyone recommend a fragrance that lasts well with cedarwood and rose?

    I second Par Amour and Feminite du Bois, I wear and love Patou Caline but to me it 's a green chypre, I don 't really see the connection with rose and cedar, besides it 's very hard to find...
  28. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    I don 't understand why some people take things on such a personal level, ok fine he hates the Creeds well you know what a lot of people don 't get that line either and I 'm one of them; with...
  29. Poll: Re: Fight Club !! to creed or not to creed!! :)

    don 't hate, don 't love Creed but completely indifferent to it.
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    Re: How old is old?

    Most perfumes have no expiration date as long as they 've been kept away from light exposure. My old Caron, Chanel and Guerlain vintage perfumes are all to die for!
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    Poll: Re: Who's Your Daddy?

    Jean-Paul Guerlain followed by Jacques Polge.
  32. Re: Scents rated 5 stars in the book ;Perfumes: The Guide

    I think it 's an important guide that 's very useful for me and more than just humorous reviews. Turin always mentions reformulations and compares old and new versions which is very important,...
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    Re: Most beautiful bottle in your wardrobe

    My Caron Narcisse Noir vintage parfum, crystal bottle with flat black opaque crystal stopper in open flower design.

    http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/189/narcissenoir1rl9.jpg
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    Re: Paco Rabanne La Nuit.

    Thanks for the link! I do get animalic notes but I find La Nuit more on the spicy dry leather woody side than dirty animalic. La Nuit 's heartnotes turn sour on my skin and remind me of Lutens Cedre...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne La Nuit.

    that said leather chypres can be great, Balmain Jolie Madame, Lancome Sikkim specially the old one (I was not happy with the reissue) and Courreges Empreinte are amazing!
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    Re: Paco Rabanne La Nuit.

    I tried to edp, was horrible like Lutens Arabie meets Paloma Picasso!
  37. Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    I 'm afraid my selection exceeds the $1,500 budget!
  38. Re: *IF* you had $1500 to build your wardrobe all over again from scratch... *PLAY!*

    Chanel No. 5 parfum
    Chanel Cuir de Russie parfum
    Jean Patou Caline edt - eau de Caline
    Jean Patou JOY parfum
    Caron Narcisse Noir edt parfum vintage
    Guerlain Mitsouko ALL CONCENTRATIONS OLD AND...
  39. Poll: Re: Why aren't all natural perfumes talked about more?

    to me 100% cheap synthetics or all natural scents are both crap but in between these two extremes you have the most beautiful perfumes such as JOY, No. 5 and Mitsouko...
  40. Poll: Re: Why aren't all natural perfumes talked about more?

    As much as I respect your perception of "synthetics" on your skin drying out so fast, to me it 's more about your olfactory perception than your skin. Skin chemistry matters to some extent but it 's...
  41. Poll: Re: Why aren't all natural perfumes talked about more?

    I find all natural scents bland, mediocre and boring. To me Chanel No. 5 is the quintessence of what a perfume is all about; a formula using the most precious natural ingredients such as indian...
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    Re: #1 pick for this summer?

    summer scents: Patou Caline, Diorella, Mitsouko edt, Lutens Fleurs d 'Oranger, YSL Rive Gauche, Chanel No 5 edt, Givenchy III edt
  43. Re: Do any of you smell the difference btw NR for her and SJP Lovely?

    to me they 're different, For Her doesn 't work for me, too harsh, Lovely is not a masterpiece but it 's softer, more floral, I love the apple martini note that I find very lasting and noticeable,...
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    Re: Ch. Fay Lilas de Perse in Caron bottle

    http://images.imagehotel.net/6apix8sbdl_tn.jpg

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    Ch. Fay Lilas de Perse in Caron bottle

    Anyone could you please help me find out what's this bottle about?
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    Re: Coty Chypre

    I 've also tried vintage Coty Chypre, just think of Mitsouko stripped off the ripe-peach notes which is too austere for me. The closest would be Dior Eau Fraiche.
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    Re: What has Happened to the House of Caron?

    You can still find Caron at Saks 5th ave, Henry Bendels and B&G in New York. It 's sad considering the rich history it had in the US which used to be Caron 's most profitable market before France...
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    Re: What has Happened to the House of Caron?

    seattlelight, Aimez Moi was created by Dominique Ropion in 1996, I 'm glad you mentioned this fragrance because I love it too and need to wear it again.
    I have the Caron book by Martin-Hattemberg,...
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    Re: What has Happened to the House of Caron?

    Fraysse 's Lady Caron (which was an instant flop in 1998) is a thick white floral that 's as classy and elegant as Kirstie Alley! His Miss Rocaille flanker has to be one of the most hideous fruity...
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    Re: Which Chanel?

    No 19 is beautiful but can be too austere for some people, Cristalle edp is lovely for spring, I find the edt too citrucy and thin, the edp is more on the fruity floral side and more lasting.
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    Re: What Creed do you recommend

    I noticed Luca Turin hates them too, he gives most Creeds 1 star (disaster), just a couple have 3 stars (decent) and none have 5 (masterpiece).
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    Re: apres l'ondee

    I love Apres l 'Ondee, I wear it and I hope they won 't discontinue the edt like they got rid of the parfum. I couldn 't imagine my perfume collection without it. But women want diversity, I 'm sure...
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    Re: Reformulate or Die!

    I opt for reformulations if they 're well executed, the new No 5, JOY, Shalimar are not the same they used to be but they 're fairly close to the originals integrity. The Carons under Richard Fraysse...
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    Re: apres l'ondee

    I agree with you, Apres is staunchly elegant, I love elegance, feeling ladylike and dress for that but I can 't do that 24/7, it 's 2008, I 'm approaching 40 and believe me I also need the girly fun...
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    Re: apres l'ondee

    I also believe Apres l 'Ondee is superior to Insolence and that the post Samsara Guerlain era has been going downhill in terms of prestige but at least Insolence is modern, fun yet alluring, a non...
  56. Re: Michael Edwards' FOTW...Is it worth the money?

    Pluran, but how informative is this guide on perfume reformulations? to me it 's more important than classifications and categories specially with what 's going on in the perfume industry right now...
  57. Thread: Carnation

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    Re: Carnation

    Bellodgia but preferably in vintage or at least any pre-2000 versions since Caron 's reformulation of Bellodgia is just a watered down version of the original that hardly smells like carnation.
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    Re: apres l'ondee

    I love Apres l 'Ondee but if one finds it too cold they might find better alternatives with L 'Heure Bleue (more powdery and oriental) and Insolence, a partially modernized take on Apres l 'Ondee by...
  59. Re: Is there some thing similar to Shiseido White Rose?

    well in case you don 't find something similar and affordable you might find comfort knowing that Coco Chanel thought a perfume should smell like a woman and not like rose.
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    Re: In The Mood For Love?

    Shalimar and No 5 extraits get me in the mood but the one that does it the most for me is Chamade which is strange because it 's said to be a romantic (non sexual) fragrance. It must be the fruity...
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    Re: Your favourite all-rounder?

    Rive Gauche
    Pleasures
    Clair de Musc
    No 5
  62. Re: Scents you want to hate but love anyway

    If I love the fragrance, I just don 't care who makes it or if it 's something everybody else wears too...
  63. Re: green fragrances: sharp, scary, mean, intimidating...oh, yeah...

    I never heard green scents were scary and intimidating or maybe I never paid attention, I know No 19 is often called austere. I like the original vintage version of Vent Vert, the discontinued Gobin...
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    Re: Does evaporation affect quality?

    Penelope99, I 'm wearing it tonight, it 's wonderful, it hasn 't suffered major deterioration if I compare it with the extrait I had from the 90's. I was afraid the lemon bergamote top notes might...
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    Does evaporation affect quality?

    I received a vintage Shalimar parfum bottle still sealed in box, when I opened it, half of it had evaporated but when I tried it I thought it smells wonderful, maybe a little musty in the top notes...
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    Re: Grown up Gourmand?

    Guerlain INSOLENCE
    Guerlain Shalimar parfum
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    Re: Creed Love In White

    I realise the Creeds are extensely discussed by the guys here and it 's great, they seem very passionate about these scents but it looks like more a little circle of Creed fans than a fragrance line...
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    Re: Overrated and underrated perfume houses

    Overrated:

    Armani Prive
    Bond #9
    Caron post-Groupe Ales/Richard Fraysse (1998-today)
    Christian Clive
    Creed
    Parfums Delrae
    Tom Ford
    Parfums de Rosine
  69. Re: Montaigne by Caron - your opinions, please.

    I never was a fan of the original 1986 Montaigne edt but still it could have been something I would have kept if it had been a gift. Last Christmas I was given the new edp version samples along with...
  70. Re: telltale signs you've purchased a previously opened / used fragrance

    Thank you guys, I contacted Paypal and filed my item as "Significantly Not As Described". Now all I have to do is wait since I haven 't heard of the seller, I think after 21 days if no solutions have...
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    Re: What has Happened to the House of Caron?

    Long before Luca Turin 's reviews I was already concerned by Caron 's reformulations. I used to wear Narcisse Noir, Tabac Blond and En Avion in the late 80's throughout the 90's and up until the...
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    Re: Reconstituting Old Perfume?

    I read on Octavian 's blog Jean Kerleo retired, I have no idea who runs it now. I was given Jean Kerleo 's number last year because I made a donation, I could always try find out more although it...
  73. Re: Can anyone recommend a perfumer who could dupe a fragrance?

    Could you tell us what perfume is this?
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    Re: A scent worthy Nick Cave?:D

    NU
    Mitsouko
    Feminite du Bois
  75. Re: telltale signs you've purchased a previously opened / used fragrance

    thank you bluesoul, I 'm gonna take care of it this weekend. She is blowing smoke and acting so offended because I told her I plan to expose her if I don 't get a refund. Anyways I hope I can get my...
  76. Re: telltale signs you've purchased a previously opened / used fragrance

    I 've purchased a vintage edt on ebay, the seller listed it as never used, when I got it home less than 1/3 was left, I believe the bottle picture was taken flat out making it believe it was up and...
  77. Re: Luca Turin and Tonia Sanchez on Studio 360

    Luca Turin only finds the new Caron reformulations horrible, and it 's true they are horrible, current Caron in-house Richard Fraysse has ruined the prestige and legendary creations of Ernest...
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    Re: whats your man-magnet ?

    Joy extrait
    No 5 extrait
    Shalimar extrait
    Chamade edt pdt extrait
    En Avion (vintage but not the new)
    Narcisse Noir (vintage but not the new)
    Rive Gauche (pre-2003 version)
    Caleche (vintage...
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    Re: Creed Love In White

    Hirch, I read somewhere Creed couldn 't afford the Bond St. boutique 's rent anymore and that 's how Bond No 9 took over the place. From my humble experience I never met anyone discussing Creed...
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    Re: Creed Love In White

    Creed is a failing perfume house right now, who would go to great lengths to counterfeit fragrances for such a little market? I never heard of fake niche fragrances...(yet).
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    Re: Juliette has a Gun

    They both were very disappointing to me, Miss Charming is just a dull plasticky fruity floral and Lady Vengeance doesn 't measure up to its claims, reminded me of Midnight Poison. With such a name I...
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    Re: Feminine musk?

    Clair de Musc, very feminine and soft, gets me a lot of compliments by men
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale!

    I tested a few but none of them impressed me. L 'Ombre Fauve was a mediocre blend that doesn 't measure up to Muscs Koublai Khan.
  84. Re: Recs please... what florals could you wear for a big night out?

    Chanel No 5 parfum
    Jean Patou JOY parfum
    Guerlain Chamade pdt parfum
    Serge Lutens Fleurs d 'Oranger edp
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    Re: Orientals in the summertime..

    L 'Heure Bleue edt
    Douce Amere, a fresh oriental
  86. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    I wasn 't impressed by the writing, the reviews are often too concise but Luca Turin did a good job at pointing out who 's doing a good or a bad job when it comes to reformulations in the industry. I...
  87. Re: Burr is giving Gucci Envy (for women) 5 stars * * * * *

    I stopped reading Burr 's critics the day I read his ludicrous Diorella 's review "a fur coat that has been rubbed with a very creamy mint toothpaste". I just don 't get his immature gay "humor", I...
  88. Re: SL Bois de Violette at Bergdorf Goodman!!!

    sofresh, I believe what we call the Bois series are the four original variations on Feminite du Bois (Bois de Violette, Bois et Fruits, Bois et Musc and Bois Oriental) as opposed to Un Bois Vanille,...
  89. Re: SL Bois de Violette at Bergdorf Goodman!!!

    yes that 's $25 off the 200 but you can call Michael, ask for Lutens Shiseido counter, they 'll ship it to you. I saw Un Bois Sepia which is very masculine vetiver oakmoss type scent and Bois et...
  90. Bois de Violette at Berdorf & Goodman

    Serge Lutens Bois de Violette is now available at Bergdorf & Goodman in New York City!
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    GAIVS IVLIVS CAESAR, they told me they give $25 off until this weekend...
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    Re: Suggest Lutens and Malles

    Serge Lutens:

    Fleurs d 'Oranger
    Un Lys
    Clair de Musc

    Frederic Malle:

    Iris Poudre
    Le Parfum de Therese
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