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    Re: J. Crew + Arquiste No. 31 & No. 57

    I very much like No 57. The first stage is abstract and a bit medicinal. Its all oak and cedar on me, along with the whiskey top note. However after 20 minutes, the vanilla appears and adds a creamy...
  2. Re: Mitsouko: She IS different with each wearing...

    Potato based alcohol...that's interesting. Perhaps that adds to the starchy, bready note I get in the EDT. Well, now that I'm loving the EDT, I'll try the EDP to see if I can detect peach.
  3. Re: Mitsouko: She IS different with each wearing...

    Oh, and I'm hoping to smell the peach note someday :).
  4. Mitsouko: She IS different with each wearing...

    I first tried Lady M in 2007-2008. Maybe it was an inferior formulation and/or perhaps I just wasn't ready...we did not meld. Jump to Sept 2013, Spain, I'm in Valencia, and I see the new 2013...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 19 June, 2014.

    Winding down. I wore Guerlain La Petite Robe Noire EDP to work today. I did not expect this fragrance to be so wonderful in summer heat. (Wore it through the loonngg winter)....but it is. Switched...
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    Re: La Panthère by Cartier

    I think Mathilde Laurent is a genius. Her rendition of the cool, Spring lily in Cartier's Baiser Vole Essence de Parfum is beautiful beyond words. Tonight I sampled her take on another creamy...
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    Re: Pairing perfume and food

    I think the pairings of seafood with piquant fragrances containing aquatic or citrus notes is perfection.
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    Re: Pairing perfume and food

    Hi there Twolf! Tonight's dinner included mushroom ravioli with creamy Marsala sauce. I wore Cartier's La Panthere....which was very complimentary with its' mushroomy-earthy gardenia.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 7 June, 2014.

    (((((Hi back at ya ComDiva)))))

    After a late afternoon shower, Bottega Veneta Eau Legere.

    A lovely evening to All.
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    Re: Pairing perfume and food

    It's perfectly alright to color outside the lines.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 7 June, 2014.

    Good Morning All. It's sunny and expected to be quite warm here today. Seems I've been craving chypres lately, so I'm wearing a classic summer scent with a chypre vibe...White Linen by Estee Lauder.
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    Re: Pairing perfume and food

    I can see it!
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    Pairing perfume and food

    Upfront apologies: If a thread with this subject already exists, kindly discontinue this one.

    In addition to enjoying great wine and food pairs (How I love a plate of angel hair pasta and pesto...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 17 May, 2014.

    Welcome JaiTee! You have excellent taste in fragrance (you're wearing one of my favorites :)).
    Enjoy.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 17 May, 2014.

    Happy weekend to all. I'm wearing "vintage" Hermes Kelly Caleche (EDT) which means from my first bottle purchased so long ago, which I intend to never drain. Will top off with the newer juice later.
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Wonderful. I have a 75 mL bottle of the original release and recently bought a 50 mL bottle (((classic Chanel bottle))) of the new release. I sprayed one on my left wrist and the other on my right...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 16 May, 2014.

    Happy Friday.
    Bottega Veneta Eau Legere
  18. Thread: My Currents

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    Re: My Currents

    Hi (((Evangeline))). It's so nice to see you too! Those are certainly some lovely perfumes you've been gracing your surroundings with. That Bas de Soie sounds so beautiful.....I love iris and...
  19. Thread: My Currents

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    Re: My Currents

    Hi Teardrop. The notes for the Baiser Vole essence de parfum are listed as simply lily and bourbon vanilla. The lily stems, leaves, and flower are spectacular (to me, it smells just like when you...
  20. Thread: My Currents

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    Re: My Currents

    Thanks everyone for the welcome and post congrats!
  21. Thread: My Currents

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    My Currents

    It's been ages since my last post. Hello and warm wishes to all :). Spring has finally arrived in Boston, and I just thought I'd list what I've been wearing in this glorious season of new hope and...
  22. Re: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille sur la route de (du?) Mexique

    This is a lovely perfume (EDP). I find it to smell similar to the current Shalimar EDP, but it's more of a skin scent and just a tad sweeter. Like Shalimar, this version is plush, intimate, velvety...
  23. Re: Caleche Soie de Parfum - vs the edt. What is the real Caleche?

    I hope you enjoy whichever version(s) you buy!
  24. Re: Caleche Soie de Parfum - vs the edt. What is the real Caleche?

    To further answer your question Mr. Bon Vivant, neither the EDT nor SDP of today are the real Caleche. My point is simply, if you like the current EDT, does it matter if it is different from the...
  25. Re: Caleche Soie de Parfum - vs the edt. What is the real Caleche?

    I don't know if the SDP is a different formula from the EDT, other than being more concentrated.

    What is the real Caleche? I think most perfume afficionados (all?) will insist that today's...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 9th February 2013

    SotE: Violetta. Be kind.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 9th February 2013

    Hi All! Hope everyone is having a great day.

    Yikes 30Roses ! That's a lot of white stuff! I'm snowbound today as well... over 2 feet of snow in my corner of the world, and it's still coming...
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 4th February 2013

    I wore Hermes Kelly Caleche today. Tonight I'm going to bed wearing Caleche soir de parfum.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, 2nd February, 2015.

    Thanks QJ! Technology can be so much fun.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, 2nd February, 2015.

    Good Morning Basenoters ! I'm giddily posting today using my brand new "Phablet" device. I'm giddy because, prior to purchasing said phone/tablet, I had been using a smart phone on which the...
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    Vmarshmellow and Zibeline, I too bought a bottle of the Penhaligon's Violetta (50 mL)... last weekend (almost for the beautiful box alone). It was a blind buy, which I swore to myself I WOULD NEVER...
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    Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Had a great workout at the gym after work, now watching a favorite movie and wearing Bal a Versailles.
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    Re: SotD: Monday 28th January 2013

    Good morning to all! SotD is Penhaligon's Violetta !
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    Hi Cheshire - Welcome to Basenotes! I just saw your message, so I'm sure that by now you've already decided which version to keep (or maybe your kept both! :)). I have only smelled the EDP. Would...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 20th Jan 2013

    SotA was Guerlain Angelique Noire (from a sample). So rich and lovely. Such beautiful notes. Seems another spritz is in order for SotE.

    Stay warm all.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 20th Jan 2013

    Very windy and cold here too. I just can't stop wearing EL PC Tuberose Gardenia. So I won't :)

    Teardrop - glad to hear you are getting relief from the constant rain.

    To all who are...
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    Re: New from Caron: My Ylang

    Ohh it sounds beautiful.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 14th January 2013

    Well, it's 50 degrees F and sunny here in Boston today - Feels like April. It's kind of eerie.

    My SotD is Belle Du Soir - a lovely chypre I wore all weekend and needed to wear again today.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: 12th January 2012

    Dear teardrop - how awful that you're experiencing terrible weather and all of those consequences! I hope something gives soon!

    Edit: Just saw your last post...hot and spicy Indian food should...
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    Re: SOTD: 12th January 2012

    Lucky you - such a great fragrance!
  41. Re: Where Did Your Love of Fragrances Begin? A Journey Begins

    I've always had a keen sense of smell...which has had downsides (I don't eat certain things (e.g. fish) because I don't care for the smell (but I so wish I could eat fish...perhaps my body is telling...
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday 1st January 2013.

    Happy New Year Everyone !!!!! Best wishes for a fabulous, fullfilling, fragrant 2013 to all!

    I started out the New Year in remnants of the ever-elegant Hermes Caleche extrait from last night. ...
  43. Re: SOTD, Monday, 31st December 2012, New Year's Eve

    I too wish to say how wonderful it has been to be a part of this beautiful and joyous community for yet another year. Thanks to Grant, and to all of you!

    2012 highlighted my continued love of...
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    Re: SotD: Wed 26th December 2012

    Happy Boxing Day! I'm wearing Miss Dior Le Parfum this morning...one of my current faves.

    Enjoy the day!
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    Re: Best "non-perfume" fragrance

    I just remembered the Caudalie fragrances. They're light, very natural smelling, inexpensive (!) and very cologne-ish.
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 23rd December 2012

    Happy Sunday!

    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic. I love the AAs in cold, dry, winter weather. They bring me closer to nature which has gone into hibernation.
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    Re: Best "non-perfume" fragrance

    Have you considered the Guerlain Aqua Allegorias? The AA Pamplelune is a light, grapefruit fragrance that I find to be a "non-challenging, non-perfume" in the spirit of a cologne.
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    Re: SotD Saturday, 22 December 2012

    Everyone smells wonderful today! I'm wearing Bottega Veneta...lotion topped with the EDP. Errands, house-cleaning, cooking and present wrapping for me today!

    Enjoy the day!
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    Re: re-formulated Miss Dior

    There is yet another formulation: Miss Dior Le Parfum. This fragrance is different from the Miss Dior Eau de Parfum, and all of the MD Cheries. It is not a chypre, nor is it a fruity-floral mess...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 11 December 2012

    My SotD and SotE is EL Private Collection Jasmine White Moss.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 9th December 2012

    Bottega Veneta. Soft, plummy, suede-leather.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday 8th December 2012

    Enjoying the remnants of last night's bedtime spritz of Miss Dior Le Parfum. A beautiful, strong scent this is (one spray to the cleavage allows heavenly diffused fragrance) that smells slightly...
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    Re: Jour d'Hermes by Hermes - NEW FRAGRANCE!

    Thanks Mike for your research and reporting. A new JCE release....oh, that just made my day! I'll look forward to sampling this.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 3rd December 2012

    EL Private Collection Jasmine White Moss
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    Re: Scent for my mom

    Good for summer, good longevity, modern, not too sweet, easy to wear:

    +1 for EL Private Collection Jasmine White Moss
    EL Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia

    Both are absolutely gorgeous and...
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    Re: Your Ideal Winter Wardrobe

    whimsicaldiva, that is one gorgeous list of fragrances!

    I too wear my "deeper, stronger" perfumes more often in the winter...Chanel Cuir de Russie, Bottega Veneta, Hypnotic Poison, Timbuktu,...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, December 1, 2012

    SotD was Vanilla Noir by Bath and Body Works, worn expressly for the SnS thread.

    SotE might just be a few more spritzes of VN, or possibly EL Tuberose Gardenia.

    I hope everyone enjoys the...
  58. Re: Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012 *** GOURMAND (after Gourmand Sync Friday!)

    This morning I was thinking about delicious gourmand fragrances and just what and I might choose for today's S&S (I own very few). Suddenly, I remembered a bottle of Vanilla Noir (B&BW) that I'd...
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    Re: SotD Fri 23rd Nov 2012

    SotD is a Boucheron flanker (there are so many of them!) - The "Secrets de Joaillier 2008 Eau Legere limited edition". Pale gold jus in a clear bottle with delicate engravings on front center and...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 22n Nov 2012

    Rose Barbare. Happy Thanksgiving to all (whether you celebrate or not).
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    Re: SotD: Wed. 21st Nov., 2012

    I wore Hermes Hiris today. Cold, earthy iris. My SotE will be Chanel Cuir de Russie, EDT. Warm leather and deep florals.
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    Re: what makes you try new scents?

    Really, it's equally both A and B, for me.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    Went back to Marshalls today and spotted Happ and Stahns Lily Sanguine EDP (Anthropologie). 100 mL for $29.99. it's really interesting to see the unusual fragrances that appear at Marshalls for the...
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    Re: What Will Your Thanksgiving Fragrance Be?

    I need to try this....I keep reading great reviews of Organza Indecence,
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    Today, I found Cartier Baiser Vole EDP at Marshalls! I was astounded - I've never seen this at any discounters. Cost was $60 for 100 mLs. I bought it, of course.
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    Re: What Will Your Thanksgiving Fragrance Be?

    Oh Twolf - this sounds wonderful. Your beautiful scent will only add to your grace.
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    Re: What Will Your Thanksgiving Fragrance Be?

    Cincy - Great choices...I'd forgotten about Black Cashmere.....I may need to add that to my list of candidates.
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    What Will Your Thanksgiving Fragrance Be?

    I can almost smell the savory turkey and stuffing roasting in the oven, the tart cranberry-orange peel relish, and the spiced apple-mince, and pumpkin pies....

    What heavenly fragrance will you...
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 17th November 2012

    My thoughts and a comforting (((((hug)))) for rtamara, a scent sister. I'll join Twolf and catnip_too in Bottega Veneta today. Solidarity!
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    Re: Feminine, soft leather/suede scent

    That sounds wonderful (both the name and the scent actually :)) ! I must try this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 13th November 2012

    More Dior Hypnotic Poison for my SotE.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 13th November 2012

    Yay to RHM for her prolific posting !!!!

    I'm in Dior Hypnotic Poison today. So dreamy and smooth.

    Enjoy !
  73. Thread: Cheap Thrills

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    Re: Cheap Thrills

    Cache.
  74. Re: Definitive Un Jardin comparison thread

    What she said !!
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 11th November 2012

    Good for you Beauxbatons13! I agree with Twolf...bring your own glamor into work and put your best foot forward.

    SotD: I'm just now trying a combination of two comfort fragrances, applied to my...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday 10th November 2012

    Finally chose my SotD, which at this point will be my SotE: Chanel Cristalle EDP (J. Polge). Citrus and florals that sing on the skin.
  77. Re: La Creme de la creme of the Last Five Years

    I agree with Chanel No 5 Eau Premiere and Bottega Veneta. Neither one is groundbreaking, but both are beautiful.
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    Re: SotD, Saturday 10th November 2012

    Still deciding on my SotD. I'm currently trying a sample of Hermes Voyage EDT (tried the parfum last night). Initial thoughts: I'm such a HUGE fan of Ellena...so it just kills me to report that...
  79. Re: Which Fragrance Would You Like Santa To Bring You?

    Southergardens: Sorry to hear about the lay-off (so many experiencing this - darn these tough times!!!!). When I have to pull the purse strings tighter, I find that ordering a decant of an...
  80. Re: Which of these French perfumes do you like best?

    Agreeing very much with others about the ever-elegant Chanel No 22 which is lusciously sweet, dreamy, and very sophisticated...with an exotic incense note. I also second Hermes Caleche (in any...
  81. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    Can't pick one...it's a tie between Bois d'Armenie and Rose Barbare.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday 1st November 2012

    SotD was Hermes Caleche Eau Delicate. Tonight, it's Cuir de Russie EDT - Chanel.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th October 2012

    30R - glad you and your Mom are OK in CT (my home state!) Things are OK here in the Boston area. We had awful wids and rain last night, and some brief thunder and lightening tonight... but no real...
  84. Re: Your favorite discoveries of 2012 ? Ones that impressed or disappointed you?

    Great thread kalli!

    Fave finds: Bottega Veneta, Bottega Veneta. Soft, sexy, skin scent of suede and carnal floral. Dior, Miss Dior Le Parfum. Deep, mysterious (it smells different every time...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 29nd October 2012

    Here in the Boston area, at this very moment, the winds are really strong! It's not pouring rain right now, but the Nor' Easter is reeking havoc on the trees. I'm sitting here watching the news and...
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    Re: SOTD, SUNDAY 28th OCTOBER 2012

    We're getting ready to face the wrath of Sandy here in the Boston area....its too soon to tell if she'll cause trouble in these parts. I hope everyone in her path will be safe and spared of...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 7th October 2012

    Wearing Le Mimosa by Annick Goutal, from a sample. Well, this smells exactly like the beautiful yelowish-green and pink mimosa flowers that hang from the majestic mimosa tree, on the walk down to...
  88. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 *** AMBER!

    Lilybelle, I too feel stifled (like being trapped in a closet full of old clothes in August!) when I wear amber-rich scents. Today for amber SNS, I'm wearing Rolf Schweiger's (for Hermes) Eau des...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday, 27th August 2012

    Wore my summer love today: Hermes Vanille Galante. So lush, and yet so light. A true skin scent. I might have to buy a full bottle of this. The tempurature is climbing tonight (as is the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday 24 August 2012

    Thought I'd pop in to say "Happy Friday" to all of you wonderful, joyous, great smelling people!

    Evangeline - You have inspired me to go get a whif-on with Guerlain SPI. I (I think like you?)...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 5th August 2012

    Happy birthday Nostalgie and best wishes to all. I'm wearing Hove Tea Olive today. Very rich and pretty.
  92. Re: RAVE (No Rants!): Come on and gush about your latest perfume crush.

    What a wonderful thread!

    I've had 2 perfume crushes this past year, that have each deepened into love. Not the passionate, desperate, swooning love I feel for Chanel's Cuir de Russie, or the...
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday 8 July, 2012

    A wonderful Sunday to All.

    I started out in Vanille Galante and while cooking up a storm, decided I needed to wear some Cuir de Russie (current EDT) which is even gorgeous in this heat.

    Now,...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 6 July 2012

    Happy weekend to All! I'm blissful in Hermes Vanille Galante on this hot summer day.

    Enjoy!
  95. Re: I have a theory, could be a giggle, please help

    Perfect !!!!!!!
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    Re: Top 5 Favorites Now

    Hey Knit at Nite! This is so funny... I recently just rediscovered Douce Amere as well. The heartbreaking sweetness. The anise, the deep notes... so beautiful!
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    Re: Top 5 Favorites Now

    Hi back at ya Evangelene :) ! Now, I would have bet $$ that you'd have L'Instant in your Top 5...so good thing I didn't !
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    Top 5 Favorites Now

    So, this thread comes up intermittently...it's nothing novel. But sometimes it just feels good to SHOUT OUT your favorite fragrances (of the moment), and maybe even give recognition to those that...
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    Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie

    Hi L'enfer - i've been away from Basenotes for a looong time, but when I popped on today and saw your post, I realized I had a calling to come back, if just to respond to your post! I love leather...
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    Re: SotD: Monday 5th March 2012

    (((((((Good luck today 30 Roses - you are a wonderful daughter to take such good care of your Mom)))))))))

    I'm taking a detour from my usual suspects (chypre's and leathers) and wearing Guerlain's...
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