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    Re: Please ID these two Bogner fragrances

    More frustrating is the extremely high price for these gems. All vintages women or men, all bottles starting from 100 euro's and more even. The new releases can be bought in Germany for better prices!
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    Re: Please ID these two Bogner fragrances

    This is exactly the rights names for the right bottles! Well done Hillaire! They are all masterpieces, the men's line too.
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    Re: Does this even exist?

    What a fantastic selection my lovely Hillaire!!
    I love them ALL!!!!!!
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    Re: The ultimate Mr. Gordon Gekko Scent!

    What about the Maserati perfume for men? It's a GLORIOUS perfume actually!!!

    Other ones that I find very suitable:

    - The whole Zegna range
    - The whole Creed range
    - The whole Maitre Parfumeur...
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Ohhh Evangeline, I DO love 8e jour sooooo much!!! It is my gourmand interpretation of Opium. Where Opium can be a tad too spicy at times, 8e jour has polished all the edges away and made it a...
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    Re: Fragrance houses - top 5

    Rochas
    Balenciaga
    Yves Rocher
    Yves Saint Laurent
    Dior
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    I have some Unsung Treasures that I have to share!!

    For lovers of Diorissimo (one of my favorite Dior's)
    Nina Ricci Fleur de Fleurs (AMAZING!!!!)

    For lovers of THICK HEAVY WHITE flower...
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Well, Hillaire, you being an addict to the "Y" by YSL, try "Io" by La Perla....it is a sister to your signature!!!
    Love,
    B.
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    Re: Notes of the gorgeous perfume Lancaster classic

    Of course my lovely Hillaire, you know I'll offer you a 30 ml decant ANYTIME!!!
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    Re: Favorites Aldehydes fragances

    I would say:

    Rabanne Calandre
    Yves Rocher En Avril Un Soir vintage
    Yves Rocher Milrose vintage
    Balenciaga Cialenga
    Nina vintage for sure!!!!
    Balenciaga Le Dix
  11. Re: What discontinued fragrances should we stock up now?

    Ohh, Hillaire, I ordered the Genny bodycream a few weeks ago, MY GOD, heavenly!!
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    Re: 10 Masterpieces - Your List

    Ahhhh...this is always soooo difficult, because I have much more than 10!
    But, just to name a few of the ones I consider masterpieces:

    1. Paco Rabanne XS Extreme Girl
    2. Laura Biagiotti Venezia...
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    Re: Current Top Five Faves and Why?

    Ohhh, this is always so difficult, because I love soo many perfumes!!

    But if I would have to chose, like 'always on the mark', close to a signature collection, I would say the following:

    1. XS...
  14. Re: Please Name your Favorite discontinued perfume which you would like to be relaunched !

    Lovely Sophi, I could name so many, but I already named quite a few in the "Unsung treasures' thread, please take a look!!
    Bookshop
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    Re: Mystere Rochas

    Hi Rickbr,
    Experts in perfume more and more come to the conclusion that the dividing into male and female fragrances is something of the past. A fragrance should be appreciated for itself, and us...
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    Re: Too conservative, Help!!!!

    Hillaire, I am totally in your corner....I have looked a long time for interesting perfumes, high quality, not owned by everyone and with strong personality. In stores now there are only a hand full...
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    Re: The Coffee Note in Female Fragrances

    I have some Coffee recommendations:

    Sonia Rykiel Belle en Rykiel
    Trussardi Inside
    Isabel Derroisne Ilaya
    And the FANTASTIC Popy Moreni classic!!!

    Good luck!
    Bookshop!
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    Re: Iconic perfume/cologne bottles

    YES!!!! ROCHAS is the Supplier of a whole range of masterpieces and the bottles to accompany the wonderful creations!!!
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    Re: Iconic perfume/cologne bottles

    Yes Sophi this bottle made it in the collectors Perfume books already!!!!
    I have it in one of my most beautiful books!!
    :-)
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    Notes of the gorgeous perfume Lancaster classic

    These notes I found on the net!! NO WONDER IT IS SO GORGEOUS!

    Lancaster Eau de Concentree / Bath and Body

    Launch: 1987

    Top notes: Orangeblossom, Neroli, Bergamot, Lavender, Tagetes,...
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Hi!!
    A very rich and voluptuous White Flower in the manner they were supposed to be!!
    Enjoy!!
    Bookshop
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Yes Hillaire you are so right!! plus 1 on the Fath de Fath!!
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    Re: Ange ou Démon de Givenchy

    It is a fragrance I adore, but strangely never pick out to wear!! I think I might start wearing it, when I do not see a marketing ad of it daily! I seem to have something against perfumes that have...
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    Re: What Is YourFB Fantasy Wardrobe?

    I never thought of you any different than this shrewd decision maker, that gets the best deals at the right moment in time! Can you imagine, what the worth of your collection will be when you are a...
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    Re: What Is YourFB Fantasy Wardrobe?

    I also starting thinking about my wardrobe as an investment, like a bank account + interest. I have not yet sold a perfume, but when I see how expensive some perfumes get when they are discontinued....
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    Re: What Is YourFB Fantasy Wardrobe?

    I am absolutely Actiasluna + 1!!!

    Some people with this 'hobby' have already described it, I see it as the only way to know the past & present (and with futuristic creations, the future).
    My idea...
  27. Re: which perfume has the long lasting fragrance?

    I would say Trussardi Action and Kenzo Jungle!!
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    Re: What Is YourFB Fantasy Wardrobe?

    I am hoping you are not right Hillaire, but I AM afraid that you ARE right!!
    Someday someone will release me from this hobby, until then I will continue with me PERFECT wardrobe building!!
    Bookshop
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    Re: What Is YourFB Fantasy Wardrobe?

    THE CLASSICS

    Rochas- Madame Rochas, Femme, Byzance, Tocade, Mystere (unlimited please!!) and Absolu,
    Amouage – If I had unlimited financial supplies, I would like to own every creation of Guy...
  30. Thread: ID please

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    Re: ID please

    I am sorry Alicka, this bottle is not mentoined in one of my perfume books, maybe it is imported from of an exotic country. My perfume books cover most of the classic and acknowledged perfume...
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Always such a pleasure Hillaire!! You have so much class and so much taste!!! It really really enhances my joy in the sharing of fragrances, when the other person has sooo much taste!!!!
    You truly...
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    Re: "The Genre You Love" Questionnaire!

    Genre: Oriental Woody

    Current Favorite: 2 by Soprani and Venezia Laura Biagiotti

    Newest Discovery: Genny

    Latest Purchase: Le temps de Reines (Derroisne)

    Can't Wait To Try: Illya...
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Oh the Escada is indeed WONDERFUL Mysticknot!! It is in PERFECT balance with the exotic notes of Cocos and Frangipani, without being the typical summery fragrance! NO this is SO much in balance with...
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    + 1 for the Moschino! Everyone is going nuts about Glamour and Couture (me too by the way!) but they do NOT hold the candle to the original! The Orginal has not yet been surpassed! In the same style...
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Hillaire: Gabriela Sabatini by Gabriela Sabatini[/B] (Who was she, again?) - I kind of adore this subtle, sweet, warm floral. No one will know you are wearing an eighties scent! It's mature, cozy,...
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    Re: Unsung Treasures

    Hi my gorgeous Hillaire,
    FANTASTIC thread! I have some more Unsung Treasures to add to the list:

    1. Iceberg Universe
    2. Luciano Soprani '2 by Soprani'
    3. Enrico Coveri Enrico Coveri (for women...
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    Re: Vintage Quelques Fleurs like Chanel 19

    Hi my gorgeous Hillaire,
    i compared the vintage quelques fleur pure perfume with the EDT vintage, and the pure perfume concentration is almost identical to the original Chanel no 19 EDP. The vintage...
  38. Has anyone tried shopping at www.frenchperfumery.com??

    Hi you all!
    Has anyone tried shopping at this store? Is it reliable to shop here?
    Thank you!!
    Bookshop
  39. Anyone heard of the online store www.frenchperfumery.com??

    Hi you all!!
    I just recently saw the online store www.frenchperfumery.com.
    Does anyone have experience with this site? Is it reliable to order here?
    thank you so much!!
    Bookshop
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    Re: Now...Tell me all about ROCHAS!!

    Thank you all for taking the time to comment on one of my favorite houses of all time!!!
    Enjoy your Rochas perfume,
    Lots of love,
    Bookshop
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    Re: Your Current Top 10

    1. Paco Rabanne Extreme Girl
    2. Laura Biagiotti Venezia
    3. 2 by Luciano Soprani
    4. Nuits Indiennes
    5. Byzance
    6. Femme
    7. Madame Rochas
    8. Oleg Cassini
    9. Cristobal
    10. Teatro alla scala
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    Re: Now...Tell me all about ROCHAS!!

    Aahh, my gorgeous Hillaire, your reviews, again 100% on the mark as far as I'm concerned!!
    And YES YES YES, I DO find the new Femme even better than the old. Finally someone speaking the truth!!
    ...
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    Now...Tell me all about ROCHAS!!

    Hi there! I really loved the 'tell me about Balenciaga' since it is one of my favorite houses.
    Another favorite of mine is ROCHAS!!
    I cannot believe the genius in this house. Same as for Balenciaga...
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    Re: Powerhouse Girl Fumes

    Oh yes, I totally agree with these powerhouses!!
    The Chloe is a 'cannot smell them' for me, just like Rive Gauche. Also the Boucheron for most people is a powerhouse, for me it is a very light one!!...
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    Re: Where do you keep your wardrobe?

    I keep them in 4 different closets. I have 3 and my husband one. One closet is very big, I cleared it from my clothes and put them on several levels. The closets close with a door. Sometimes it is...
  46. Re: Tell me everything you know about BALENCIAGA

    A fantastic description of the Balenciaga house.
    And I totally agree with the Paris. I DID try it and left it exactly where it is. In the store!!
    Good luck!
    Bookshop
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    Re: War of the Roses

    What about Patou JOY??
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