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    Re: Genki Wear introduces Star Trek fragrances.

    LOL!

    Nymphaea, you are up on your Klingon - bravo! And +1 for "Resistance is Futile". :) Masses of interesting xenobiological components, bit of machine oil, teensy little sniff of...
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    Re: Marc de la Morandiere, Anyone?

    There's another de la Morandiere fragrance that has a lot of the guys all excited: Gengis Khan.

    Very nice, deeply spicey, male-marketed. :)
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    Re: S O T D wednesday June 9th 2010

    Oh nonono, hon! Enjoy! :) :)
    Them's the breaks - I'm sure I've unknowingly bid against BN-ers, too. Probably a good thing, or we'd outpolite each other and never nab anything. (lol)

    Besides, I am...
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    Re: S O T D wednesday June 9th 2010

    So that was *you*!

    Dadblammit - but congrats. :) There'll be another bottle for me some day...
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    Re: S O T D wednesday June 9th 2010

    Good morning, all!

    Sophi, I love the pictures you use - yesterday's for Dune was amazing! :)

    Today I am again in one of mumsy's creations, which she has tentatively named Synergie V.1. Lovely...
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    Re: Genki Wear introduces Star Trek fragrances.

    N_Tesla, yup, I'm afraid I'm with you. :)

    Nymphaea, LOL! Name of Ferengi perfume: Pecunia Non Olet. Name of Klingon perfume: Qa'pla!



    Nopenope, Primrose! You're forgetting Leila Kalomi in...
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    :( I don't. I REEK. I give up. Kouros = SCRUBBER.

    Switching to vintage Mitouko - I need some serious remedial scent therapy.
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    Re: Genki Wear introduces Star Trek fragrances.

    Oooh, gawd, yes! France Nuyen was completely stunning as Elaan! As a child, she was my personal, unattainable ideal of feminine beauty (me = Celtic type, and though I have Cherokee/Sioux cheekbones -...
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    Re: Genki Wear introduces Star Trek fragrances.

    LOL! Oh, and I'd love to try Horta... (the stone-eating,egg-protecting creature from TOS episode "Devil in the Dark")
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    Re: Obsession for Cats

    My little tuxedo female will goodnaturedly sniff a bit of whatever I'm wearing. Very occasionally, she'll give a little tentative lick.

    But only three fragrances have received her headrub of...
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    Re: S o t D - Tuesday, June 8, 2010

    Happy Birthday tdm61! And happy fake birthday actiasluna! :)

    Today, in my ongoing quest to remedy my ignorance of masculine-marketed scents, I tried...

    Kouros.


    ACK. Woof! Arrrggggh....
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    Re: Genki Wear introduces Star Trek fragrances.

    Just went to the Genkiwear site - and there's a new one!

    "Shirtless Kirk Cologne for Men

    Set Phasers to Stunning

    Sometimes the only thing standing between you and a successful mission is a...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood

    YUP. Me, too. Favorite SL.

    From the sound of things, WW might just be my HG. Or at least form a triumvirate with Chêne and Hinoki. :)

    Can't wait!!
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 5th of June

    See! See! Tole ya, guys! Actiasluna knows!


    (LOL - yup. SotD = Ecover, un parfum très ecologique mais aussi fraîche ;))
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    Re: SotD - Saturday the 5th of June

    And happy birthday wishes from me as well, nsamadi! :)

    My SotD was a combination of Ecover dishwashing liquid, Glassex (Dutch Windex) and Ariel detergent...
    [but *I* wanna play, too! can too! the...
  16. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, June 5, 2010 ★★★ CITRUS

    I was doing major housework all day today, had my hands and arms in and out of dishwater, window cleaner, detergent...
    So only now can I join in the citrus party, with Hyperessence Matale by...
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    Poll: Re: Frags + Zodiacs !?

    lol!
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    Poll: Re: Fragrance philosophy POLL

    I took the liberty of visiting your wardrobe, noggs. You have 1,163 fragrances? You have 1,163 fragrances. 1,163...

    *thud*
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    Poll: Re: Frags + Zodiacs !?

    Another Aries...
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    Re: SotD Friday 04 June 2010

    Such a lovely day!

    This morning, I spritzed DH with Serge Lutens' Fille en Aiguilles as his SotD. My word. My word! He smelled so good, I didn't put anything on myself because I wanted nothing to...
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    Re: Lack of new perfumes on Basenotes directory

    No, no Mimi honey (I'm from the South, I can't help myself) NO CRITICISM OF YOU INTENDED!!

    I think was venting a bit 'cause that person ticked me off... and actually inspired me to send some...
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    Re: Lack of new perfumes on Basenotes directory

    Me, I'm just hoping that enough folks such as your good selves are willing to fork over some cash so Grant can get hired help. :)

    With somewhat idealistic endeavors like BN, it's not "you get what...
  23. Re: What are people really looking for when they buy a new fragrance?

    People, let's not forget ignorance.

    I don't mean this in a perjorative way, I mean simple lack of knowledge. Before I stumbled upon niche perfumery, I hadn't bought a new fragrance in years....
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 3 June 2010

    Howdys!

    Ran out the door too early to post SofD this morning, but I'm still wearing vintage

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=6043


    Scent twins with Vintage Vogue :)
    ...
  25. Thread: Dark Tea Note

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    Re: Dark Tea Note

    Hey, nobody's mentioned Comme des Garçons Series 1: Leaves: Tea.

    Darkest tea note I've smelt yet. I swear, smoke & steam were rising from my arm...
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    Re: S o t D, Wednesday, 2 June 2010

    On a beautifully sunny day...

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=6020

    Happy Wednesday, all!
  27. Re: Mustang - Does this smell like REAL pipe tobacco?

    Um, guys?

    I got a sample of cbihateperfumes' Pipe Tobacco Accord from TPC the other day... And yup. Real deal. REAL DEAL.

    Just sayin'. ;)
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    Re: SOTD Thrusday 27 May 2010

    Happy happy to whisperingleaves and cavaliercanary! :)

    Just got cbihateperfume samples from TPC... and this guy is BLOWING ME AWAY.
    I have Forest Floor on my right wrist, Pipe Tobacco on my left;...
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    Re: Inside the actual house of Serge Lutens...

    Oh, Sugandaraja and Emlynevermore!

    Great stuff, LOL!
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    Re: Inside the actual house of Serge Lutens...

    Wow. Wow.

    Looks like the sound stage for a very cool 1930s archeological thriller/adventure... think H. Rider Haggerd's She or King Solomon's Mines - or heck, think Indiana Jones!

    It's the...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 26 May

    Seconding the wishes for the birthday girl! :) What are you celebrating in, Quarry?

    Me, it's Mauboussin today.
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    Re: How to best heal blemishes???

    NO.

    If - and only if - they are infected, put a little antibiotic cream on. And then avoid sunlight.

    But if they are simply healing wounds, the best thing is to leave them exposed to air during...
  33. Re: How do you display/store your fragrances? And what about those samples?

    Alphabetized by house (you also seem to have an inner librarian, Hillaire ;)), the FBs and minis are in their boxes on shelves in my dressing room, while the samples and decants are in a huge old...
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    Re: Jean Claude Ellena Says Paris Smells Like...

    Ooh, nsamadi... if only we could have attended that lecture...!

    And hypercool backstory, Primrose. Thanks! :)

    For me, apart from the obvious (Gauloises/Gitanes/coffee/BO), Paris always smells...
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    Re: that time of year again

    This ain't our first rodeo, huh Mr. Bon Vivant? :)

    (still having visions of signs saying "Thank you for not wearing perfume"; kids getting suspended from school for being "inappropriately...
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    Re: that time of year again

    Yeah, it *is* that time again... (sigh)

    Let's take it to the typical, hysterical, logical conclus - er - play a bit:

    More "scientific" reports with scary soundbitelets are featured in the...
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    Re: Which is the best "amber" perfume?

    I just ordered a sample of Ambre Noir from Sonoma Scent Studio... sounded yummy:

    http://www.sonomascentstudio.com/ambrenoir.shtml

    We shall see!
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    Re: SotD Friday 21 May

    And a sunny day to everyone - spring has finally really sprung here in the Lowlands. :)

    Me, I got a bunch of new samples & purchases in the mail today, so my arms are banded like a raccoon's tail...
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    Re: Lack of new perfumes on Basenotes directory

    Yup! Here: http://www.basenotes.net/forums/35-Missing-Fragrances-List

    May take a while... :)
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    Re: Sycamore - where to find it?

    MUMSY!
    I just looked at a carded sample I got yesterday (thrown-in-complimentary-with-order, I was disappointed 'cause it was a perfume I already had) and you're RIGHT. It actually lists sycamore...
  41. Thread: help!

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    Re: help!

    I posted this is your other thread on (I thought) the same subject:
    Hiya!
    Wouldn't it be better to take along some sample-sized vials? Of your tried and trues or of new things?
    Or you can easily...
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    Re: Sycamore - where to find it?

    Syca/omore's in Sur le Nil?! Seriously? I've worn this for years and never caught that note...!

    Wow. Love Nil, dislike Chanel's Sycomore. (BTW, for the maple syrup note, can't beat Annick Goutal's...
  43. Re: what is the best way to pack a perfume bottle

    Hiya!

    Wouldn't it be better to take along some sample-sized vials? Of your tried and trues or of new things?

    Or you can easily buy a purse-sized atomizer + funnel at drugstores. Can even go in...
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    Re: Do you enjoy blind buying?

    Nope, not totally blind. I read reviews, order samples, go out on sniffing expeditions at brickandmortars.

    I have had one completely awful experience. Based only on Chandler Burr's review, in...
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    Re: Perfumes for personalities

    Moi? I am a sensual, somewhat mysterious person. I like vintage Guerlain classics such as Mitsouko, Vol de Nuit and Jicky...

    Nope. Outgoing, extroverted, active, forceful - it's Tom Ford's...
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    Re: Humiecki & Graef

    Thank you *so* much, megatropolis! I have been very curious to read reviews of these, and you heeded the call. :)

    Yup. Gotta support weird perfumers. Like mad scientists, they've seen the future....
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    Re: Comme des Garcons - Wonderwood

    OOOooooOOOooo!

    This goes IMMEDIATELY to the top of my wishlist. Blind.

    Thanks so much for sharing that video, petruccijc!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 18 May

    Good morning to all!

    Today is a Let Me Play The Lion day...
    though I sampled Hiroko Kinoshi on my right wrist, and the combination is amazing!!!

    @Taolady - thought we might be scent twins...
  49. Thread: Iris Gris?

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    Re: Iris Gris?

    Second that!!

    Anybody we know going to Paris soon?

    :)
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    Re: Most powerful fragrance candles?

    Comme des Garçons - Monocle One: Hinoki is *awesome*. Very good, strong woody scent.
    I have one by my bedside - sweet dreams every night!

    Armani Privé does candles as well - I'll be trying the...
  51. Thread: Iris Gris?

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    Re: Iris Gris?

    Well, they've sold nine...

    Calling all BN-ers! WHO'S TRIED THIS?


    (and Sugandaraja, I've recently developed the same problem with CdR. Solved it: I switched to this body moisturizer:...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 16 May

    Good morning, all!

    Today I'm wearing (drumroll)... vintage Arpège. I lucked out at an estate sale. :)
    Ye gods, it's gorgeous.

    Happy Sunday!
  53. Re: My family questions my sexuality because I use Fragrance...

    *Mmmph*! LOL!
    <wiping fizzy drink off monitor>

    And was she, like my mother, a Mistress of the Double Bind?
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    Re: SotD Friday 14 May

    Morning, all!

    Today I'm smelling rather, er, Mediterranean...

    Aus Liebe zum Duft/First in Fragrance sent me some Opalis shampoo and cream rinse samples in my last order. So I tried them out....
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    Re: A perfume that smells like creosote?

    AH, oui! Eet commences wiz a vairy theen waifair of chocolat accord, an' zen... l'eau du vomi.
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    Re: A perfume that smells like creosote?

    Now, there's an idea...

    Fascinating! I'll have to try this out. Good on ya, Actiasluna!
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    Re: A perfume that smells like creosote?

    Forgive me for butting in here, but I'm not sure Lonestar Memories will hit the spot. There's a very sweet marshmellow note that hits midway... and kinda takes over the joint. Lasts quite a while,...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 13 May

    Today's a holiday here, too = lounging about in pyjamas. :)

    But adorned with Isfarkand by Ormonde Jayne. HEAVENLY.
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    Re: SotD Monday 10 May

    I spent all of last week in the company of vintage Guerlain... thanks to mon cher Mr. G :)

    Today, inspired by Walker Minton's excellent article, I think I will sport Ayala Moriel's Rainforest....
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    Re: Are You a Hoarder?

    Hmm. Nope, not a hoarder, a collector. A discriminating collector, mind. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. ;)

    (And I'm totally with those who are frantic, suffering from reformulation angst)...
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    Re: Just what is it that we are addicted to?

    Great thread!

    Yup.
    Plump packages in the mail.
    The thrill of the chase.
    The joy and wonder of discovery.
    The awe at the perfumer's art - be the fragrance wearable or not.
    The challenge of...
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    Re: Annick Goutal Nimfeo Mio

    Great description, cpk!

    I included this in my latest order from EN... (ody, I'll let you know if we likey ;))
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    Re: Ugliest Cologne/Perfume Bottle?

    Evening, all! :)

    Go to Fleabay, type "vintage Avon bottle" in the search field, and prepare to upchuck.

    Select a gallery option for your viewing pleasure.

    An example?
    ...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 April

    Good morning/afternoon, all!

    Continuing my voyage of discovery with the latest samples, today is devoted to Annick Goutal's Sables.

    LS says it is "Wild immortal scents, vanilla, Mysore...
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, 26 April 2010

    Happy Monday all!

    We had great weather this weekend, so my initial scents of CdG's Kyoto (Saturday) and Hinoki (Sunday) were sadly capped by Aico's Muggenmelk.

    Today, scrubbed, continuing my...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, April 24th

    After yesterday's foray into Comme de Garçons insence and woods... (and it was KYOTO I bought, not 'Kenzo'. Sheesh):

    L'air du desert marocain

    Breath of fresh/dry air ;)
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    +1 for Le temps d'aimer!

    And has anyone mentioned Eau de Calandre by Paco Rabanne?
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    Re: SotD 23 April-10

    Spent the day with Comme des Garçons...
    Scrubbed clean, unscented, I loaded on Kenzo, Hinoki and Daphne.
    On paper, I tried Avignon, Laurel, Sequoia, Pallisander,Carnation and Dover Street Market....
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 21 April

    The volcanic cloud shifted long enough for my samples of Andy Tauer's fragrances to arrive yesterday and Vero Kern's today!

    Yesterday I was completely blown away by a desert wind ;), and today I...
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    Re: Surprising Perfumes on Strangers!

    Snap! Isn't it frustrating? I have to stay far away from anything with more than just a hint of muguet/lily of the valley. Otherwise, I become a walking bathroom air-freshener dispenser. Industrial...
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    Re: Surprising Perfumes on Strangers!

    A flatmate of mine wafted past one evening and she smelled DIVINE. I complimented her and asked what she was wearing. It was Diorissimo. Smelled almost, but perhaps not completely, totally unlike...
  72. Thread: Playing

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    Re: Playing

    Thank you for the welcome! I've been lurking for a while, and I really like what I've seen. :)

    Yes, I guess I do mean layering - though mine today was unintentional. Great scent - now I have to...
  73. Thread: Playing

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    Playing

    Heyla everyone,

    So today I went through my ENTIRE collection - EDPs, EDTs, minis, samples and all - in order to fill in My Wardrobe.

    (yep, newbie, I apologize for not introducing myself in my...
  74. Re: Looking for the scent of cut stems in water (very green)

    How about Privet Bloom (Hampton Sun)?

    Chandler Burr reviewed it in his Scent Notes column in TNYT...
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