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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Yes, get well soon.
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    Re: Chanel Limited Edition "Gold Fragments"

    Guerlain for a few years at Xmas brought out sparkle fragrance powders. They where for the party season and to be sprayed on the hair and body. Shalimar and I think it was Liu the year before. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th October, 2017

    Hello all, same as yesterday for me.

    Navigations Through Scent - Rogart by Molton Brown
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I am with Chypre, I do not own any perfume I am scared or frighten to wear. so that is me out.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th October, 2017

    Hello all.

    Navigations Through Scent - Rogart by Molton Brown
  6. Malicious website blocked! Warning For Basenotes

    Since the weekend every morning when I first visit Basenotes I am getting a warning from Norton that this is a Malicious website blocked!

    I have clicked on the threat info and everything is...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th October, 2017

    Hello all.

    4160Tuesdays The Gathering Of The Clans.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th October, 2017

    Hello all.

    Eau de Lavande by Diptyque
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    Re: Sadly reformulated Niche perfumes

    Talking of Creed, a friend(not close) was chatting to me as she works for Creed. I mentioned some comments from Basenotes about batch codes etc and changes in formula. She insisted that they are...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th October, 2017

    Shay & Blue Black Tulip.
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    Re: Le Parfum de Therese - still good?

    I was chatting to the new SA for the Malle brand last week. He was surprised when asked I said Parfum de Therese was my favourite from the house. Suppose most will say Portrait.
  12. Re: Chanel No 5 - perfumers who worked on parfum, EdT and PdT

    Sorry no idea of the perfumers, but you are correct when created No5 would have come in parfum or cologne only.

    As for the edt and pdt whoever they are they would have tweaked the formula to...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Jitterbug by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz.

    For some reason I have the urge to sing 'I Love To Boogie by T.Rex' LOL

    I love to boogie, jitterbug boogie.
  14. Poll: Re: YOUR VOTE -- Best New Scent Aimed At Young Women?

    Sorry for me none of these.

    Twilly does seem harmless though
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th October, 2017

    Hello all.

    Jitterbug by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz
  16. Thread: Hand Soap

    by donna255
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    Re: Hand Soap

    I am in Belfast and we have L'Occitane who do some lovely fragrances.

    Then every year coming up to Xmas we have a market, a man comes over from France with the most amazing vegal soaps. I just...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2017

    Navigations Through Scent - Rogart by Molton Brown. I had a sample and really liked before I could buy it was discontinued. Finally turned up on Ebay at a good price so I just bought.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Oh. I could go Donna Karan or DSH for tomorrow?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th October, 2017

    Hello all.

    Cologne Intense Collection : Myrrh & Tonka by Jo Malone London
  20. Re: Feminite Du Bois longevity/ new formulations? (also, samples vs bottles)

    I wore my SL version the other day, still blasting out 10 hours later.
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    Re: [joke] "crowdfunding" niche perfumes

    I know a Indie brand which does this. So what? Its usually over subscribed, you think a small house can just create and put out as they want?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th October, 2017

    Hello all.

    Isparta 26 by Parfumerie Generale
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    Re: Today I bought October 2017

    QVC UK are doing a Shay & Blue TSV tomorrow, so I bought.



    SHAY & BLUE

    Atropa Belladonna Eau de Parfum 100mls
    matching body lotion and bath/shower gel

    Black Tulip 10mls, seems the...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th October, 2017

    Hello all.

    Féminité du Bois by Serge Lutens
  25. Re: Supreme Court ruling may ban grey market sales

    TKMaxx get most of their perfumes via the grey market.
  26. Re: Supreme Court ruling may ban grey market sales

    The LVHM brands still get pulled I believe. But some sellers do have a way round it by wording items.

    Do note the first Guerlain is parfun.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th October, 2017

    Hello all

    L'Heure Magique by Laura Mercier
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th October, 2017

    Hello all.

    Atropa Belladonna by Shay & Blue.
  29. Re: Feminite Du Bois longevity/ new formulations? (also, samples vs bottles)

    Serge reformulations quietly every few years it seems, he admitted as much. I own the original Shiseido Feminite du Bois version in parfum(its a little stylo thing), my edp is SL brand and perhaps...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th October, 2017

    Hello all.

    Shalimar Parfum Initial by Guerlain
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    By Terry Click up one Pecan Nude
  32. Re: When do the Christmas/Holiday gift sets for perfume start hitting the stores?

    Ref the Chanel Exclusifs set. I remember a few years back these were talked about, if I remember we worked out they where all 5mls sizes and then the set was £225 or something very close.

    They...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th October, 2017

    Hello all doing Guerlain Day.

    180 Ans de Création
  34. Re: Interesting Article About English Perfumers

    Mr.G has put up an interesting piece on his Facebook about Samsara and the perfumer.
  35. Re: When do the Christmas/Holiday gift sets for perfume start hitting the stores?

    Usually September. They do the Exclusifs sets every year. I believe they are actually in Harrods and the boutiques. Oh and there is no Boy in the collection in the photo so will say they are the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Tomorrow is Guerlain Day!!! Woo Hoo, loads to chose from for me.

    So going for 180 Ans de Création, a 25mls decant I have had for a long time.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th October, 2017

    Hello all.

    Héliotrope Blanc by L.T. Piver
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th October, 2017

    Hello all.

    L'Art et la Matière : Tonka Impériale by Guerlain a decant
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd October, 2017

    Hello all

    Back to Black by By Kilian
  40. Re: Interesting Article About English Perfumers

    that is the story they always told. Going by Mr.G(Monsieur Gueralin)'s reply seems there has always been others mentioned as the perfumer going back to 2002! No perfumer is mentioned in The...
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    Re: Notino site legit?

    Okay, this is concerning the UK site only.

    Someone from a group I belong to bought Dior Poison(not sure which one), when it arrived she thought it did not seem right. Mentioned this on the group...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd October, 2017

    Hello all.

    La Petite Robe Noire - Black Perfecto by Guerlain, its a sample. I don't usually do flankers but really like this.
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    Re: Guerlain Iris Ganache relaunched

    Well as I am in the UK, it will not be difficult for me to buy(hopefully, just phone up), I have a official sample of the original and gorgeous. Might think about the 20mls size to see what its...
  44. Re: Interesting Article About English Perfumers

    Thank you Mr.G. I have been to a few events when Roja Dove was still with Guerlain. He talked about how it was created by Jean Paul for his lover. Guerlain staff all at training come back saying...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st October, 2017

    Hello all.

    L'Instant Magic by Guerlain
  46. Interesting Article About English Perfumers

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/beauty/hair-nails/new-breed-british-perfumers-beating-french-game/


    Now this one piece really caught my eye.

    Jacques Chabert, who created Guerlain Samsara and Chanel...
  47. Thread: UK Meet-Up

    by donna255
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    Re: UK Meet-Up

    If you leave it later in the year Les Senteurs Elizabeth Street store will be open after the refit. Only Seymour Place is currently open.
  48. Re: What are your tips and tricks to send a perfume internationally?

    But in the UK they X ray it all. Very very few gets through now unfortunately
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 30th September, 2017

    Hello all.

    Woman In Gold by By Kilian a sample the SA made up for me. Love it, but refuse to buy for the fancy packaging so will wait for the refill version.
  50. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    Oh I forgot, sorry tend to ignore the gift sets.

    Roger & Gallet think its Fig one, I don't like fig so never actually looked properly. The box is deep purple colour. Also Clinique Arom White...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    So for Perfume Lady Day its Rose by Caron edp.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 29th September, 2017

    Hello all. Bright and sunny here.

    Rose by Caron
  53. Thread: T K Maxx

    by donna255
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    Re: T K Maxx

    Oh Suspended!! No TF here at the moment, Stash has been there, I keep looking for the exlir version but so far nothing(its suppose to be amazing), G I R L Pharrell Williams at £12.99. Bond no9,...
  54. Thread: T K Maxx

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    Re: T K Maxx

    That is what I have been seeing in my branch teardrop.
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    Re: Shipping Samples

    Agree with hednic the companies get them printed for themselves. Never ever seen plain white generic cards.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 28th September, 2017

    wishing your dad all the best Kewart


    Wearing a sample of Acqua di Parma Colonia Mirra by Acqua di Parma
  57. Re: Women's fashion magazines pushing these fragrances hard

    Its which ever companies are giving the money for advertising. Its always about the advertising money.

    So Jo Malone will be Estee Lauder and seen as very British. I know the brand is popular...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Discontinuing up to 10 Fragrances?

    But in House of Fraser they are £150 it seems. Someone on a Facegroup said she saw them. I pointed out Escentual and the £135 price. She was shocked. Also they have 20-25% off everything...
  59. Re: Cleaning out a travalo sprayer of another fragrance?

    Vinegar and hot water repeat numerous times, let it soak in the spray each time for hours. Finally strong washing up liquid(I use Fairy Liquid but not sure if sold in the US?), hot water and repeat....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th September, 2017

    hello all.

    Yohji Homme by Yohji Yamamoto, my super cheapie £12 deal.
  61. Re: Recent Mitsouko formulations: what is listed on your box?

    From other threads on Basenotes about modern Mitsouko some years are bad and other excellent. Wassler took a while to get it right whilst he was jiggling it.

    I believe it was a thread last year I...
  62. Re: Overwhelmed by Caron Parfum Sacre bottle choices ... need your help!

    Right go for bottles in pictures 2 and 5. I own number 5 and its gorgeous, I call it the peppercorn. The 3 and mini like it are the current versions and will have been reformulated quite a bit...
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    Re: Help with L'Heure Bleue

    I have had both experiences. The waiter where we had lunch had never come across a corked bottle of wine before. I knew what one was like. Yes when perfume turns it is very similar, my bottle of...
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    Re: Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Sampling

    Oh interesting. I bought Ambre Dore last year 100mls in Les Senteurs sale. Didn't know it was Soie d'Orient. I get no skank, just very rich amber(laudanum etc).
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    Re: Today I bought September 2017

    Yohji Homme 30mls for £12, why not thought I.

    Guerlain L'Instant Magic relaunch in the Bee Bottle
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th September, 2017

    Hello all.

    Ombre Mercure by Terry de Gunzburg
  67. Re: Recent Mitsouko formulations: what is listed on your box?

    So for me:


    EDT UC0WV Dec 2001, no mention of oakmoss or treemoss.

    EDP 3YO1 Nov 2013 does say treemoss

    Parfum 8QO1 March 2008, this is a tester 30mls and no mention of oak or tree moss.
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    Re: 31 Rue Cambon EDT v EDP

    I own the edt version and have sprayed the edp version a number of times. To be honest on me they are very close no great different. I know others insist it has now been ruined. But then I...
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    Re: I smell like a diaper/nappy? Really?!

    I thought used nappy going by the title of the thread. :)

    Jicky, in older format with the civit does have a animalistic thing(well on me it does)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 25th September, 2017

    Hello all

    L'Art et la Matière : Cuir Beluga by Guerlain
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th September, 2017

    Hello all.

    Musc Maori 04 by Parfumerie Generale
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    Re: Help with L'Heure Bleue

    Oh I am sorry this has happened to you.

    I actually love the smell of mothballs, reminds me of childhood and my grannie's wardrobe. I have bought mothballs and do use them. Only a few balls in...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Dior Mitzah
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 23rd September, 2017

    Hello all.

    Aomassaï 10 by Parfumerie Generale
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    Re: NEW: 4160 Tuesdays - Eau My Soul!

    If you join Sarah's group on Facebook she gives heads up when it the next batch is ready and the chance to put your name on a bottle early.
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    Re: Roja Dove's Personal Favorite Fragrances

    Coughs loudly! I went to a few Guerlain events when Roja still worked for them. He was trained as a make up artist by them, his first love was perfume but that was what he started doing when he...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd September, 2017

    Hello all

    4160 Tuesdays Another Kiss By The Fireside.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I am going for Another Kiss By The Fireside by 4160 Tuesdays. Autumn has arrived and the roaring fire has been lit.
  79. Re: The pre-internet Fragrance Community - what was it like (and did it exist?)

    I started buying as a teenager so it was other girls in school, usually whatever ad on TV what perfumes sold. Then when I started working chatting to the SA at each counter about perfumes. The...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Well this week will be no problem for me. LOL I will say 99.9% of my collection fit the bill.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 21st September, 2017

    Hello all.

    Pharrell Williams GIRL by Comme des Garçons
  82. Re: Nahema by Guerlain, one bottle remained: blind buy?

    Mongut, since this thread is 4 years old no doubt they are using and loving their pdt perhaps all gone now. I know many say never buy Vol de Nuit vintage as it does not mature well, I believe it...
  83. Re: Perfume oils leaving something to be desired?

    Stands up and applauds David Ruskin!!!

    And no I will also not comment more on that subject as we really don't want thebeck's thread closed.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th September, 2017

    Hello all.

    Insolence Eau de Toilette by Guerlain
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    Re: Is it worth blind buying?

    I wore The Different Company Iris yesterday and yes it is glorious. On me I was still getting it at tea time.
  86. Re: Perfume oils leaving something to be desired?

    The only oils I bought back in the day where from DSH she did her own and also dupes of Chanel Cuir de Russie,Carons which where AWESOME. All her perfume oils rich deep and very long lasting on the...
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    Re: Do you test or wear your back-up bottles?

    Go into the vault(also known as my bottom dresser drawer), but I broke the rule this week. Got a brand new L'Heure Bleue edp which I found was made 2017 this year. Oh dear, takes ages to dry down...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th September, 2017

    Hello all.

    Bois d'Iris by The Different Company
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    Re: Is it worth blind buying?

    Agree with hednic, To be honest I cannot remember what the Prada smells like, I know I tried it and as I already owned the original Infusion d'Iris just passed on it. So must have thought it not...
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    Re: What I did in the 80s.

    Blue Glue/Glu(I think that is the name), it was blue and in a white plastic thing which you hung on the edge of the bowl.
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    Re: Today I bought September 2017

    Yes, I love that size for blind buying. I have FB of Centrepiece bought in the sale after last Xmas, I think you will love it.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th September, 2017

    Hello all.

    Iris Oriental / Iris Taïzo 14 by Parfumerie Generale
  93. Re: Does "vintage" on here indicate prior to a certain date?

    There have been threads before and the definition of what people on Basenotes consider vintage verities greatly.

    Some said older than 20 years. others 10-15 years, some the very first production...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 17th September, 2017

    Hello all.

    Cuir de Russie by Chanel edp
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    Re: Prophet Muhammad's favorite fragrances

    But women are only allowed to wear perfume in the home with their husbands.
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    Re: Guerlain Bois d'Armenie Discontinued??

    Monsieur Guerlain has a piece up on his Facebook.

    He has been told by the SA of the Paris Boutique there are very few bottles out there and in future it will be returning but at the Paris Boutique...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 16th September, 2017

    Hello all.

    Daim Blond by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Citizen Queen - skank-ee!

    Certainly not to my nose. Totally gorgeous on me, no skank in sight.
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    Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie SADNESS

    Years back DSH made dupe oils and I have her CdR version, compared to my parfum when I bought and it was awesome. I remember Dawn actually said she based it on the vintage parfum
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    Re: Maître Parfumeur et Gantier Sampling

    Yes, it was last year they started making the 120mls, the normal 100mls sized when on sale.
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