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    Re: Why do we do it?

    Personally, I rarely find that others even notice my scent at all, so it certainly isn't for the benefit of others.

    I have always had a super sensitive nose and so I think perhaps I enjoy...
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    Re: Women under 35 and classic perfumes

    I have grown to believe that age has little to do with taste in fragrance. I believe it has much more to do with developing ones nose. If you are only used to smelling one type of fragrance, than...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 11th December 2014

    Hello friends. You're all smelling rather enticing. Do wonder what a room full of us would smell like. Would that be good? I can't quite decide. But then, my boudoir, I. Which I am always spraying...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10th December 2014

    Hello all! Hope you are all well. I haven't been around here much and have yet to read everyone's tales to get myself caught up. Just popping in to say 'top o the mornin' to ya! I'm wearing vintage...
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    I'm glad to have you with me in the 'No to Aperçu ' club Erin, lol. I was beginning to think I might have gone off my rocker.
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    Re: Histoires de Parfum 1889 Moulin Rouge

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    Re: Which Lush did I try?

    See, I did get burning tires from BoG. Hard to say with all noses being different.
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    Re: Balenciaga Le Dix : The Hunt Begins

    Lol, thanks Ken! It did make one feel like a grown up. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for the right opportunity!
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    Balenciaga Le Dix : The Hunt Begins

    I've tested a current version and really like it. I haven't tested vintage but I will be surprised if I don't like it. I've read that there is a marked difference in which are good and which are...
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    Re: How long have you been collecting?

    I'm relatively new to it, having started mid 2013.
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    Re: Which Lush did I try?

    That sounds like Breath of God to me.
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    Re: The best Violet Perfume....

    I also just discovered Kenzo Flower and enjoyed it. And somehow I neglected mentioning Caron N'Aimez Que Moi!
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    Re: Histoires de Parfum 1889 Moulin Rouge

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    Re: My meeting with Francis Kurkdjian

    Hednic, there may be an option when you are playing the image to save it to the memory stick. That is what I would try first. Otherwise, connecting to your PC with the original camera cable should be...
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    Re: The best Violet Perfume....

    I have two favorites: Apres L'Ondee and Keiko Mecheri Genie de Bois. Both are powdery violets done in a rather classic style. For a more modern, sweet violet candie feel, I do like Histoires de...
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    Re: The $500 Challenge: 2015

    Don't forget to scour yard sales! You can find some surprising deals there! Good luck to you!
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    Re: 50% off code for fragrancenet!!

    That is actually 15% off. :(
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    My bottle of Nuit de Tubereuse arrived a couple of days ago. It is even better than the test was. Of course, I was able to use more via spray. Not the least bit disappointed. The longevity is...
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    Re: Traversee du Bosphore-- Searching for some samples

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    Re: November Purchases 2014

    I haven't bought a thing in at least a month, but I did trade for the following happy new goodies.

    Jardins de Bagatelle
    Fracas Vintage 200 ml splash
    Nuit de Tubereuse 50 ml nearly full
    Backup...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 21st November 2014

    Hello friends. I'm off buying completely for a while but have success with a couple trades lately. Still have vestiges of last nights Nuit de Tubereuse But I'm actually wearing a spray of...
  23. Thread: please help

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    Re: please help

    By the way, Velvet Rose & Oud layers beautifully with Saffron.
  24. Re: How does Lyric woman stack up or are there better alternatives?

    I had forgotten, but Evangeline mentions Cafe Rose and it is, indeed a very rich red Rose. Good one to try. I'll agree that Une Rose is beautiful but if you or your wife are at all sensitive to ISO...
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    Re: A note on respect and civility

    This is a much needed stance, thank you Grant. I agree though, that it might make more sense to post it in the MFD.
  26. Re: How does Lyric woman stack up or are there better alternatives?

    This is a really beautiful scent and I do love it. I don't find it wearable as an everyday scent. It's quite rich and sumptuous and can be a bit overwhelming if worn repeatedly. However, if you...
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    Re: The Joy of Living With Fragrance

    I'm glad you all enjoyed it. I always find retro advertising so interesting. My, how things have changed.
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    Avon Fragrances?

    A while back I purchased a box of vintage fragrances at a yard sale for a song. $7 for the whole lot of them. Included was a 1 oz flower shaped bottle by Avon which I've since learned in called...
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    Fun to read your thoughts CN! Thanks for sharing them. I too am surprised at how differently we all seem to experience these fragrances. I didn't write a review for JeIN as it didn't work for me...
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    The Joy of Living With Fragrance

    Hello friendly fragrance lovers. I thought some of you might enjoy this old Avon video explaining perfumes origin and uses.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw3fl1UKpao
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  32. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    Thanks for sharing that video. Very interesting.
  33. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    I'm glad I wasn't the only one David! ;)
  34. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    The verbal sparring is unhelpful. But I do appreciate the things many of you have said to shed light on the way men and women interact. I think the most important factor in the sexes getting along is...
  35. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    Did you really just make THIS comment in THIS thread??!!??!!
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    Feminin Pluriel

    This perfume has a somehow familiar floral opening. It's got a bit of greeness under mixture of florals. I can't really pick out the specific florals as they are well blended. ...
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    Well said!
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    I think we all feel ignored at times David. That is to say, I certainly do. I think perhaps the key is to remember that people respond to what they especially resonate with. It's not that they are...
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    I've worked my way through all but the Madhat and Pluriel, both of which I have personal samples of. I will do those two later this week from my samples and I will ship out the box of samples to...
  40. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    Yes, I think you make a good point here. I don't think it's even true that many men WANT to degrade femininity or women, but since the culture has only recently even tried to consider the genders as...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Monday, 3 November, 2014

    Good morning all! Here's hoping the weekend has been kind to you and you are refreshed for getting back into the fray this week.

    I'm still experiencing last nights Fresh Cream by Philosophy....
  42. Re: Recommendations for 50-year whose husband doesn't like florals

    +1 Chanel No 19 (you might also check out the No 19 Poudre, for a bit softer feel)

    Also, perhaps Prada Infusion D'Iris
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    Huh, that is an interesting question. Perhaps chalk it up to the fact that their are differences between genders including tendency among women to pick up nuances of meaning often lost on men. I find...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    I much prefer your suggestions Socalwoman! Thanks my dear!

    Cytherian, that is a sweet ride! You look well in it! I wish you another opportunity in one! I feel that way about my Mini! Best car...
  45. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    I definitely agree that specific gender roles have to have looked different in different times and in different cultures. That is clear as can be. I do find it interesting that certain things seem...
  46. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    You may be absolutely right Katy, as to LLS's intent. I was certainly referring to some other articles I've read of late on the subject and making the assumption we were speaking of the same...
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    Re: 1889 Moulin Rouge -- Searching for some samples

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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    Now I'm hanging my head in shame. Well, I guess she is physically a reasonably attractive woman, but her character and personality often make me ill. Hmmm, must get surgery!!!
  49. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    I will add though, that I think most men who identify as very masculine would feel degraded if someone told them they were effeminate. In the same way, I think most women who identify as feminine...
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    I've read references to what you are saying here, that there is no historical precedent for gender roles in ancient history and while I appreciate that this is what is being taught within much of...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 1st November 2014

    Popping in to report that I am wearing Jovan Musk Oil layered with Tabu. It's pretty darn nice! Who knew such cheapos could work so beautifully! By the way, both are the current, in store versions....
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    In all honesty, I did ask this question earlier in my quest. Well, not whether it was degrading, but whether people (female ones) did it, and which ones they liked. It was a helpful discussion to me...
  53. Re: Do you think wearing men's colognes is degrading?

    I have recently gone quite mad for Caron Pour un Homme! But perhaps I should be concerned as you mention. Maybe my estrogen levels will begin to plummet?
  54. Thread: No!-vember

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    Re: No!-vember

    I think I should join your in No----vember! I also anticipate DECIDEagainstember! I did pretty badly in Stoptober! But, I did sell lots of stuff, so that is something.
  55. Thread: Speed

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    Re: Speed

    I've noticed the site being very slow for me for the last week. Today it is worse than ever. I am using Chrome in the US on a Windows 7 platform.
  56. Re: Do you smell like people around you, like people on basenotes, or like no one in particular?

    I never smell like anyone around me. Though I think I'd be smelling like at least a few BNers.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, October 31, 2014

    Hello to all. I'm still sampling and today is Une Nuit Magnetique by Diptyque so perhaps that fits with the sync? Not actually black, but night is rather dark. Yeah, I'll go with that.

    Thanks to...
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    Re: Who is who on Basenotes: post a pic...!

    I enjoy seeing the pics of actual peeps quite a bit! So thanks for those. The others were amusing, but slightly disappointing (see aforementioned appreciation clause). Here is a recent pic of me,...
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    Re: Plastic vs. glass atomizer?

    Accessories for Fragrance is a great company who sell atomizers that don't leak. Also, bestbottles. Com
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    It certainly was Kumquat! I'm learning more about myself and what I like so it, indeed, great experience! We all have our own taste and that is a good thing! I am happy to know that my reviews were...
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    Houbigant Aperçu

    I won't lie, the opening of this was has always seemed screechy and unpleasant to me. Is it massively aldyhydic? Because of that, I think I have had a tough time giving it a...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 30 October, 2014

    Hello all, I've been meaning to pop in here, but have been remiss. Do please excuse me.

    30R, his to your poor DD, what a horrible think to deal with at her age. Hopefully full healing will take...
  63. [USA] Miel de Bois + Wide Variety of Niche and Designer to Swap -- Newly Sorted

    These are all the items from my wardrobe that I am willing to swap.

    I have a 50 ml bottle of Serge Lutens Miel de Bois up for swap, 35% remaining.

    I also have Clinique Happy in Bloom 2013 1 Fl...
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    Surprisingly, I feel I have finished with L'Artisans Rappelle Toi. It was rather short lived on my skin so here are my thoughts.

    Rappelle Toi

    I've resisted the urge to look up the notes first,...
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    Re: No more lady traders?

    I am open to swaps but haven't had too many times when it worked out, mainly because we aren't offering the right things I guess. But that said, I'm open and a lady!
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    Re: ** TABU ** your opinions please

    I would like to get a bottle of the Parfum at some point. Of course, it will be vintage as it was quite some time ago that it was even available.

    I don't get a 'Puta' vibe from it either....
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    Re: Please help me I'm so lost!!!

    Welcome Hayfever, I'm just south of you in the Tucson area. It definitely makes a difference on my skin how a fragrance wears in the unforgiving heat of late Spring, Summer and early Fall. Have you...
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    I received the very happy package on Monday from RHM, thanks m'dear.

    So I began my testing yesterday, wearing Nuit de Tubereuse as RHM made me soooo curious with her lovely report. Funny thing is,...
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    Re: Caron Pour un Homme - Which Vintage?

    Do you guys get longevity from yours? Or perhaps I should ask how long do you find it typically lasts?
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    Re: USPS and mailing fragrances

    I recently experienced a major change in my post office. Previously(2 months ago?) they would ask if it was perfume, I'd say yes and they'd ship ground for about $2.95 for a batch of samples in a...
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    Caron Pour un Homme - Which Vintage?

    I recently obtained two different samples of CPuH, both of which are said to be current. However, they are very different. Both have a super blast of lavender in the opening, a medicinal level. Not...
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    I have to chime in to add my own appreciation of RHM's awesome reviews. I am very much looking forward to trying NdT, having read your review through a couple of times. I'm also excited to try the...
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    Re: Best taking a dump scent?

    I have to agree that Pooperie should do the trick. Simply add a spray before assuming the position (into the toilet, for those uninitiated) and proceed as usual with your regular fragrance. You can...
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    Re: Primrose (70's) from Perfume house London

    How exciting for you! Congratulations! Where did you find it?
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    Re: Saved by a scent

    I adore Interlude, feminine version! But I have had a similar thing with Fate. I loved it at first (and that lovely bottle, ooooooh!) but now, it can't seem to hold my attention.

    As to the...
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    Re: ** TABU ** your opinions please

    Yes Frou Frou, I adore the drydown. Sadly, if the sun hits it on my skin though, it turns straight to dirt. I'm finding that is what happens specifically with Patchouli and Vetiver on my skin. So...
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    Re: ** TABU ** your opinions please

    Reviving an old thread. Just yesterday, I tried this. I'd found a small Cello bottle, perhaps 20ml some time back, but hadn't actually worn it yet. Yesterday was the first time. It is gorgeous, and...
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    Re: When enough is enough!

    As already stated, each person's limit will be unique to them. I've been at this for about 15 months now and I've gotten to the point of reducing what I have. I don't have a goal in mind per se, I...
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    Re: October Purchases 2014

    I have a half ounce of Coty L'Aimant vintage Parfum on its way to me!
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    Re: Tell me the notes that just don't work for you

    I haven't found a scent heavy on Vetiver or Patchouli that didn't end up smelling like dirt on my skin within a couple of hours. This is particularly true in the heat of Summer, which is intense...
  81. Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur scents at TKMaxx. Just a heads up.

    Argh! Jealous! Like Cacio said, not in the US. All we get at our TJ Maxx is Juicy Couture and it's friends. Congrats on your find. I say go back and get Poivre Piquant too, for me! I'll feel...
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    Re: Women aren't monolithic

    You're right LPP, but I'm guessing that now he knows. Hopefully, he'll take such knowledge out into the world with him and if he's to be any kind of man, he'll learn that women are far more than a...
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    Sticky: Re: Proposed new rules for Split Forum

    My personal opinion as a split purchaser is that I'd love to see 10ml options available. I think it's a very reasonable amount of fragrance. It seems like most of us could tell easily if it ended...
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    Re: Which scent will you own forever

    This is hard to answer, there are so many.

    Today, I think I'd answer Coty L'Aimant Parfum which I have recently fallen for and can't get enough of. It's just such a pretty, comfortable scent. ...
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    Re: Decant of the Extrait of Diorissimo

    You might try The Perfumed Court, they appear to have the current Parfum and the reform EDT.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 16 October, 2014.

    Afternoon to you all! I'm wearing Tarifa by Keiko Mecheri today. It's an interesting combo of Orange Blossom (African to be specific) and Spices along with a strong bit of Bergamot and Petitgrain...
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    Re: What's closest to human skin??

    I have personally observed dramatic differences in the way that a scent smells on my skin vs my friends.
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    Re: AnimalHouse: your favourite animalic!

    My favorite is probably Vintage Eau d'Hermes, along with My Sin and Shocking by Schiaparelli

    But if you really want to smell of animal, try Aloes of Ish Pheremones for Him. Barnyard like nothing...
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    Re: How much to spray vs compliments

    My experience is that people in my area aren't fans of fragrance that can be noticed. I rarely get compliments on my fragrance. I get plenty on my appearance but I can think of three times only in...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Raunchy?! You got raunchy DI? Gosh, I get nothing like that. For me it's very sweet and winey and with a tart edge to it. I like it but can't decide yet if I like it enough to buy it. I wouldn't...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Tuesday, 14 October, 2014.

    I'm very much enjoying Shalimar today, which apparently means I'm likely to be a cheater. Hmmm, who knew. Someone better tell my hubby.
  92. Re: Any suggestions for a woman's fragrance that actually smells like AMBER?

    Try L'Occitane Eau de Baux, it's marketed to men but is gorgeous on a women.

    Also Hermes Elixir des Merveilles
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    Re: Blind buy Cuir de Lancome?

    I own and love both. To me, they have lots in common, though I agree that CDL is sweeter, perhaps a bit more powder soft than the animalic notes of CDR. I agree with others, don't skip this, you can...
  94. Re: Fath's iconic IRIS GRIS re-formulated by two USA perfumeries

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts Thierry. I do hear what you are saying, but a fragrance isn't especially useful to anyone if it's not been tested on skin and found to be wearable. Sharing my...
  95. [USA] Re: ***Updates-- Purging My Collection - Niche and Designers For sale

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  96. Re: Fath's iconic IRIS GRIS re-formulated by two USA perfumeries

    Ok, here's my experience with this recreation of an iconic fragrance.

    Iris Gris

    My very first impression upon opening the vial was of the strong rooty Iris found in Iris Silver Mist. However,...
  97. Re: Fath's iconic IRIS GRIS re-formulated by two USA perfumeries

    I'm wearing my LF sample today. Reviews to come later. I've been reading lots of the reviews on all three fragrances mentioned in this thread. It seems to me that the LF one has gotten the least...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 10 October, 2014.

    Good day to all. I haven't had the chance to read yet, looking forward to catching up.

    Today, I am testing Legendary Fragrances Iris Gris. This is, of course, an effort at reproduction. I have...
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    Re: Applying a Splash

    Thanks Cacio, I think I see what you mean, it was all in the opening. As it dried, it seemed to be typical. Interesting! Thanks!
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    Applying a Splash

    I recently purchased a splash bottle fragrance, decanted into an atomizer and applied. I found that the scent was not the same as when I applied via a quick rub. Are they designed to work...
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