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    Re: alternatives to Chanel No.5

    Ditto to Arpege.
  2. Striking how original Basenotes' fave Mandom...

    Striking how original Basenotes' fave Mandom turns out to be. By my reckoning, it gets a low 3 1/2 - the half being for the girly leap he makes as he throws his shirt away. How many commercials...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 27 April 2012

    Bandit, because it's the only leather one I have, and then it's only a teeny sample.

    First try today... I like.
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    I wonder if anyone at Coty has ever seen 'That...

    I wonder if anyone at Coty has ever seen 'That Touch of Mink'?
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    I wore Chamade edp. Wore it all week. Wearing it today. Birthday present. :)
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    Re: How would you describe your personal style?

    Changing dramatically in recent years, from slightly scruffy and fairly colourful, and rarely wearing perfume - to something far more minimalist and classic (but never formal - can't pull it off),...
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    Re: Slips -- a thing of the past?

    Only ever wore a 'half slip'. Very rarely do now, but do find it useful when wearing a skirt over opaque tights, when the alternative means having your skirt creep up your thigh with every step. ...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Ditto! Also wearing this today for sentimental reasons.
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    Re: Smoky, dark fragrances.

    Thanks everyone! My 'to test' list is growing rapidly!
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    Re: Smoky, dark fragrances.

    Wow, thanks everyone. Loads of ideas there!
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    Re: Smoky, dark fragrances.

    I didn't try Memoir Man, no - although I now plan to!

    Thanks all for your suggestions, adding them to my 'to test' list. Then I need to track them down!
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    Smoky, dark fragrances.

    Hello.

    I recently discovered Amouage's Memoir Woman. Only tried it on paper, thought it was fabulous, and can't wait to go back and try it on properly. I notice from the reviews that not...
  13. I'm a fan of Miss Dior - never smelt the vintage...

    I'm a fan of Miss Dior - never smelt the vintage stuff, got mine last year - and I love it. This development does worry me.
  14. I can't pinpoint *exactly* why, but I find this...

    I can't pinpoint *exactly* why, but I find this news incredibly annoying. I suspect that there are a multitude of reasons.

    As for the possibility of 'Shalimar Parfum Initial being renamed...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Hello Kitty Noir

    Every witch should have one....
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Might have to be DKNY BeDelicious. Don't have that many to choose from and a lot of the bottles that I love have loveable contents too!
  17. "they're just posh, innit!" :D Genius idea...

    "they're just posh, innit!" :D

    Genius idea this.
  18. Thanks for this report - really interesting. ...

    Thanks for this report - really interesting. Makes me wish I'd been there!

    Also makes me wonder, as a French person, if this is why I can't be bothered with 'Chance'.
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    Re: Advice on what to try next please....

    Well, they barely had ANY of the scents I was looking for! I did get to smell the Sisley, the Iris Nobile and the Jubilation. All very nice - the latter is on my wish list, as is 24 Faubourg, which...
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    Re: Advice on what to try next please....

    Thanks. Will let you know how it goes!
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    Re: Advice on what to try next please....

    Thanks, I'll look out for it - and it's set to 'see wardrobe', which should work; I guess it's just a glitch.
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    Re: Advice on what to try next please....

    Lastly, I do love Chamade and have done since I was a nipper. It's on my wish list - shame my wardrobe seems to be playing up!

    Thanks all.
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    Re: Advice on what to try next please....

    I haven't got loads of spare cash, and I was possibly planning on Selfridges.
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    Re: Advice on what to try next please....

    Oh dear. I have no idea what it's doing!
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    Advice on what to try next please....

    Hello.

    I was just reading Mimi Gardenia's thread, in which she asked for ideas for a different fragrance, and I thought it might be a nice idea to ask for advice from you lovely, knowledgeable...
  26. I think that labelling anyone as being 'people...

    I think that labelling anyone as being 'people who ultimately are of no consequence' is actually a lot sadder than taking in an interest in what perfume someone wears on their wedding day, whoever...
  27. Thread: Misc. bugs

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    Re: Misc. bugs

    Ah. Now it has a fixation with L'Heure Bleue.....
  28. Thread: Misc. bugs

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    Re: Misc. bugs

    Yay, it's fixed! :) It told me to wear L'Heure Bleue today! (Which is useful to know at half four in the morning....)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 20 April 2011

    Angel first thing, then I went to town and threw on some Womanity, some Aramis and some Cerruti 1881 Pour Homme. In short, I now stink like nothing on earth. :D
  30. Thread: Misc. bugs

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    Re: Misc. bugs

    Dear Grant,

    My Wardrobe is having a wobbly. When asked to choose something random it only chooses Miss Dior, repeatedly, ad infinitum. I keep Miss Dior for school, so I really can't wear it...
  31. Re: Women's Fragrance with the Best Longevity & Sillage?

    Chanel Coco
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    Re: Chamade EDP or Chanel No. 19 EDP?

    I really don't find the drydown of No 19 chilly or stark, at all.
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    Re: SotD Friday, 15 April 2011

    Don't have anything to synch with, so I'm wearing Insolence, because it cheers me up! :)
  34. Re: Not-too-expensive female fragrance that attracts men!!?

    According to the guide, it's bacon. ;)
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    Re: Chamade EDP or Chanel No. 19 EDP?

    I've always thought they were similar - own one, plan to get the other some time. No 19 is a favourite.
  36. Tired and emotional, eh?! :wink:

    Tired and emotional, eh?! :wink:
  37. Banqueting House? They're not messing about, are...

    Banqueting House? They're not messing about, are they?!
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    Re: When words fail, or why they use 'skanky'

    To be honest, 'skanky' to me just means 'unwashed'. Also, where would you stand on 'Puttanesca' sauce?
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    Re: When words fail, or why they use 'skanky'

    I have to say I couldn't disagree more. I'm both very well educated and very precise with words - but if a word fits, then it fits, and it's counter-productive to classify words as being 'from the...
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    Re: fragrance for smokers

    I like the smell of tobacco myself, as long as it's fresh and not yucky stale tobacco. I agree with the ideas above - chypres would be complementary. Orientals too probably. Possibly not delicate...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 8 April 2011

    Thank you so much for all the kind birthday wishes, you lovely people! xx (I got a bottle of L'Heure Bleue - so that's tomorrow sorted!)
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    Re: SotD Friday, 8 April 2011

    Even though I have to work this afternoon, I'm wearing Chanel no 19, cos it's my birthday! :)
  43. I think it's a cool idea - perfume as conceptual...

    I think it's a cool idea - perfume as conceptual art. Nice article. :thumbsup:
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    Re: SotD Friday 11 March 2011

    I thought it was Dior day, so I went out and bought a bottle of Miss Dior. :embarassed:

    But hey, I'm happy. :grin:
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    Re: SotD March 4, Friday

    Well, I was dressed as Viola from 'Twelfth Night', so I wore lavender! :D
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 3 March 2011

    I am also poorly - and FREEZING COLD!!! :(
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 3 March 2011

    Paul Smith London. It's a sample. I sort of hated it at first, but it's grown on me.
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    Re: SotD Friday 25 February 2011

    No Balmain. So I started with Eau d'Issey, then went to town and added - hem hem - no 5 edt and edp, Angel edp and parfum, and L'Heure Bleue.... It's fair to say you can smell me before you see me.
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Heh. I thought today was Friday.
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    I haven't any Balmain, nor do I remember ever smelling any! :( So I'm wearing Tommy Girl!
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    Re: where can you view the wardrobe icons?

    Thanks, but I can't click on them as they're all grey/unavailable.
  52. I'd never seen this ad before. Thank you! It...

    I'd never seen this ad before. Thank you! It truly is a work of genius. (My sister is fluent in Japanese - I may ask her what it all means.)
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    Re: where can you view the wardrobe icons?

    It must just be me then! :(
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    Re: where can you view the wardrobe icons?

    Thanks. I tried that but the options are all in grey and inaccessible.
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    Re: where can you view the wardrobe icons?

    How do I put on an icon for my wardrobe link please? I've been trying to figure it out for ages, but I am a techy moron. :'(
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    Re: You can now 'Thank' users for their post

    I've done my first thanks - I was only messing and it sort of happened by accident - but, hey, have one on me. :)
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    Well, I had Year 4 informing me that Polo Bears lay eggs and play Fantasy Football... and Tommy Girl.
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    A five star fragrance for a day's supply teaching... hmmm....
  59. Strangely, none of the above descriptions inspire...

    Strangely, none of the above descriptions inspire me to rush out and make a purchase! Although I now have a hankering for a chocolate orange.
  60. Thread: Reward Chart

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    Re: Reward Chart

    Right, that's it. I'm off to view my profile a few times.... :coolold:
  61. Thread: Reward Chart

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    Re: Reward Chart

    On reflection, I think I have none. :cry:
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    Re: Reward Chart

    Dear Grant. Am utterly confused. Trying to figure out if I have none as yet (being something of a newbie) or if I actually have two. (Which would be nice!) I'm sure it all makes sense. Possibly...
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    Great little article, which I'm embarrassed to...

    Great little article, which I'm embarrassed to say I only just got around to reading! :smiley:
  64. Outrageous! Basenotes clearly produced superior...

    Outrageous! Basenotes clearly produced superior articles. :wink:
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday February 6, 2011

    Lolita Lempicka. I like.
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    Re: SotD Friday 4 February 2011

    L'Air du Temps because it's the only one I have from the 40s.
  67. I keep getting visions of Coleen with a slingshot...

    I keep getting visions of Coleen with a slingshot and a sackful of confused-looking butterflies.
  68. Makes a change from banning the contents of the...

    Makes a change from banning the contents of the bottle which, as we all know, are actually far, far more dangerous than class A drugs.
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    Re: Today I Bought.... JANUARY 2011 !!!

    Which is the one with the patterned canister? It's really pretty!
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    Re: Today I Bought.... JANUARY 2011 !!!

    I got four new perfumes in January, which is great as I have NO money, but I somehow cobbled enough together for:

    Lolita Lempicka edp (I love that it's so different - also, cute bottle!)
    L'Air du...
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays Anno 2011

    The only 1940s one I have is L'Air du Temps. Which is cool. I like.
  72. Love that bottle!

    Love that bottle!
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    Re: So what did Santa bring you?

    Dans la Nuit
    Vers le Jour
    Sans Adieu
    Je Reviens
    Vers Toi

    Very cute! :D
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    Re: SOTD 25TH December

    Rive Gauche! I think I need a scent with a Christmassy name.


    Incidentally, Noel au Balcon is from the phrase:

    'Noel au balcon, Paques aux tisons' - i.e mild Christmas = cold Easter. So no...
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    Re: What is the perfume of your parents?

    Nothing and Mitsouko.
  76. Thread: Opium

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    Re: Opium

    I'm new to Opium. I think it's marvellous, it's on my Wish List, and I'm completely unsophisticated. Does that help? :D
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    Re: SotD Friday 24 December, Christmas Eve

    Wearing my one and only Guerlain - Idylle, from a sample. It's yummy. (And who knows what Santa will bring?)
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays

    Guerlain day?! Woo hoo! :laugh:
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st December, 2010.

    Jicky! :smiley:
  80. I'm heartily sick of the Powers That Be making...

    I'm heartily sick of the Powers That Be making new laws about anything and everything and increasingly restricting people's behaviour; if it's not perfume, then it's something else (don't get me...
  81. I love slide 22. Doesn't make me inclined to buy...

    I love slide 22. Doesn't make me inclined to buy it, mind.
  82. That sounds like a brilliant evening! May pass...

    That sounds like a brilliant evening! May pass on Caron's 'Nuit de Noel' though - 'cat sex' and 'dirty knickers'?!
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    Re: 'wardrobe' bug and 'reviews' suggestion..

    Hi Grant, my wardrobe is having a bit of a wobbly this evening - it keeps insisting that I own, and have tried, rather more perfumes than I actually have, whilst steadfastly refusing to accept that I...
  84. Re: Shalimar Ode de la Vanille Limited Edition to launch this year

    I tried this a couple of weeks back, on paper. To be honest, I wasn't that impressed. All the elements that make Shalimar interesting have been forfeited to concentrate on a big vanilla hit. It's...
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    Re: Confused newbie with things missing!

    Woo hoo! Reviews are up! Thanks! :dankk2:
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    Btw, FABULOUS photos.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition IV

    I have ten bottles. Ten! I could cry. :(
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    Re: Mitsouko finally likes me!

    I grew up with Mitsouko, but I can't wear it because it's my mother's perfume. It would just seem wrong. I'll wear any other Guerlain that she likes, but to wear Mitsouko would seem like theft.
  89. Re: A celebrity you would really like to see come out with their own fragrance?

    Seconded!


    Boris Johnson! (At least it'd be different.)
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    Re: Confused newbie with things missing!

    Well, I'm gradually working things out... latest problem is that I have no picture - and can't for the life of me figure out how to put one on. Do I have to be a Basenotes Plus member? Ta. xx
  91. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    That's four of my absolute favourites!
  92. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Frankly, I'm outraged. :shocked:



    Well put and I pretty much agree.

    Personally, I've recently had the misfortune to experience both Chanel Chance Eau Tendre - nasty, nauseating, sickly...
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    Re: Confused newbie with things missing!

    Well, I logged out and back in again and it's appeared! :D
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    Re: Confused newbie with things missing!

    Btw, if I try from the main page I get the blurb; if I try from the link by my post I get a blank page. Does that help?
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    Re: Confused newbie with things missing!

    Hi.

    My wardrobe has disappeared again! I waited 24 hours, assuming that it's wardrobes in general that aren't functioning properly due to upgrades, but having logged in today it's still down -...
  96. Re: Suggestions for powerful, long lasting, classic frags that are relatively inexpensive?

    Tommy Girl is super cheap and ought to be around for a while. Not as long-lasting as it could be, but it really is SO cheap that it's prob worth giving it a go and taking the risk of not liking it. ...
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    Re: Today I Bought - September 2010

    I just LOVE those bottles.
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    Re: Today I Bought - September 2010

    Brilliant photos!

    Being something of a novice, I haven't yet ventured onto Ebay - and all of my stuff so far is shop bought. Until now. I ordered bottles of Arpege and Violet Angel from 'Cheap...
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    Well, I made it! And I have to urge you all - if...

    Well, I made it! And I have to urge you all - if you can get there before Saturday, then for goodness' sake, go! I spent literally HOURS going round and round and round again. I took approximately...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 24th September 2010

    I've got some Violet Angel left on my t-shirt from yesterday - does that count?
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