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  1. [CONUS] Re: Chanel, Guerlain, Dior, SIP, L'Artisan, Misc Vintage Frags (Updated 9 June)

    Bump. Updates plus photos added.
  2. [CONUS] Re: Chanel, Guerlain, Dior, SIP, L'Artisan, Misc Vintage Frags (Updated 1 June)

    Bump! Updated 1 June, some items added, more moved to eBay.
  3. [CONUS] Re: Chanel, Guerlain, Dior, SIP, L'Artisan, Misc Vintage Frags

    Bump! Some items moved to eBay, and a few added.
  4. [CONUS] Chanel, Guerlain, Dior, SIP, L'Artisan, Institute Tres Bien (Updated 15 June)

    All prices are in US$ and include PayPal fees and shipping. Shipping to CONUS only via USPS.
    Photos available upon request (sent via email or SMS / messaging app).
    All items come with full...
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    Re: Labdanum / Cistus / Rock Rose

    I planted Labdanum / Cistus / Rockrose in my garden, and it looked so pretty the other day that I had to take a photo! The foliage and flowers are both fragrant, and basically smell of "amber", ie,...
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    Re: D&G Light Blue, Non-Summer Variation

    To my nose, Light Blue is a citrus / cedar scent, and I agree the citrus is much more of a warm weather vibe. Some that have a nice woody vibe without the juicy citrus:

    Serge Lutens Feminite du...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 24th March, 2019

    Happy Sunday all--wearing the dc'ed PG Oiseau de Nuit. It has been a while since I wore it--I forgot how sweet, smoky and leathery it is. Lovely--don't understand why it was dc'ed :(...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2019

    I found a travel size of Lady Vengeance at Sephora yesterday! Fun!

    https://www.luckyscent.com//images/products/40100.jpg?width=400&404=product.png
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    Re: Fresh, modern, breezy, soft sandalwood

    I'm a little late to the thread, but wanted to chime in.

    Tam Dao EDT is lighter and less woody to my nose than the EDP. Everyone says the EDP is more "creamy" but on my skin it turns to hamster...
  10. Thread: Chanel 1957

    by Asha
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    Re: Chanel 1957

    I've worn 1957 yesterday and today. It is definitely a unisex fragrance, along the lines of Helmut Lang, but although the ingredients seem to be of similar quality between HL and 1957, I don't feel...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th February, 2019

    Hi teardrop!! Long time no see!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th February, 2019

    Hiya freewheeling, good to see you to! You smell pretty darn great!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

    Hi N.Cal, good to see you! I haven't given 1957 a full wearing yet, but will check in after! On a tissue it seems like a high quality white musk frag. I posted some thoughts in the 1957 thread in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 27th February, 2019

    It is still Tuesday night for me, but for Wednesday, I plan to wear my newly received decant of Chanel 1957. Have a great day...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 26th February, 2019

    Hi everyone--I stopped in for a bit today--hope your day went well! My SotD today was Tom Ford Vert de Fleur...green galbanum over mixed florals and synthetic leather. Kind of a take on Chanel No....
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    Re: What does Cypress smell like?

    Lots of great responses here--to my nose cypress is a woody piney smell, more herbaceous and oily, a bit like a cross between fresh-cut pine wood and rosemary. I don't necessarily get a clean vibe...
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    Poll: Re: Chanel: No. 19 vs. Cristalle

    No 19 EDT of the ones listed, but I actually prefer No 19 parfum, any vintage.
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    Re: Clone of improved/strengthened version of 4711?

    Institut Tres Bien is back up and running after a hiatus. The three originals Cologne a la Francaise, ...a la Italienne and ...a la Russe are all worth sampling if you love EDC type fragrances. All 3...
  19. Thread: Chanel 1957

    by Asha
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    Re: Chanel 1957

    I just got my decant this evening and will be giving a full wearing tomorrow. I've been sampling powdery aldehydic musks recently, so I have a pretty good frame of reference. So far, on a tissue,...
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    Re: Hey Smell Gooders! Long Time No See....

    Congratulations! You are looking as gorgeous as always, and rocking the scrubs!
  21. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Today, vintage Dune, just received in mail yesterday! Love!

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=52664&stc=1
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 9th July, 2016

    Happy Saturday, all! Today I'm wearing vintage Dune from my brand new bottle, scored from eBay and received just yesterday. Love the vintage so much--didn't get the same warm fuzzy from the newer...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2016

    There is a giant thread about Dior Dune, and I caved for a vintage bottle from eBay:

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=52646&stc=1
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    Re: Dune - still nothing like it

    All this talk, and, well, eBay. :D

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=52645&stc=1
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    Re: Powder: Recommendations?

    The Opoponax is like a high-end, old formulation of Old Spice, but definitely unisex and super powdery. The Miller Harris is reminiscent of Guerlain Shalimar at the start, but dries down to all...
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    Re: Powder: Recommendations?

    Great suggestions so far--I would like to add:

    Les Nereides Opoponax
    Miller Harris Fleur Oriental
  27. Thread: Chanel Coromandel

    by Asha
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    Re: Chanel Coromandel

    I think Coromandel is one of the more interesting fragrances from Chanel, and I have a large decant of it. However, I find I don't reach for it as much as SL Borneo for those times when I want a...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd July, 2016

    Today I got my nasal passages scrubbed out with Atelier Cologne Cedre Atlas. Below is my review, which is currently in the queue. Happy Sunday, all!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 2nd July, 2016

    My SotD today is Atelier Cologne Sud Magnolia. Below is my review submitted to the database--it is in review, so it won't show up until it makes it through the queue. Happy Saturday to all, and have...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th June, 2016

    Today I'm wearing Atelier Cologne Figuier Ardent. I submitted my review to the database, but it is currently in the approval queue. Below is what I said (with apologies to those who love it). Happy...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    Bought a bottle of Terre d'Hermes as a gift for my boyfriend's son. The seed has been planted, bwahahah

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=51969&stc=1
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    Re: Boy Chanel in tha house!!!!!

    I'm curious to try this one. My initial thought when I read notes of lavender and vanilla was that it would be like Jicky, and I didn't even think about Caron pour un Homme. What about similarity to...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th June, 2016

    Many thanks to all for the birthday wishes! I didn't check forums that day, and I think I didn't wear any fragrance either, lol. I had a fun birthday dinner with lots of sushi and sake :D
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th June, 2016

    SotD today is Coty Wild Musk Vintage. I received it from eBay a couple days ago--the vintage is so much better than the current formulation, with sweet nitro musk and sandalwood. It is not a...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2016

    My long lost signature scent and I have been reunited

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=51564&stc=1
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    Re: Cheapies but goodies

    I like Stetson and Lady Stetson. I used to wear Coty Wild Musk, which I also loved, but the newest formulation is a pale shadow of its former self.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd May, 2016

    Happy Birthday to the birthday boys and girls!

    Today I'm wearing Dior La Colle Noire from La Collection Privee. It is a rose-centric fragrance, modern and sheer, but evocative of aldehydic rose...
  38. Thread: Niche is dead

    by Asha
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    Re: Niche is dead

    In any case, I care more about the juice than the name and bottle. Any fragrance out there is a candidate to be great or lousy, regardless of how it is categorized.
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    Re: Seeking a Great Everyday Frag

    I say wear what you crave. If it turns out you are craving something over and over, perhaps that is your daily fragrance :)
  40. Thread: Your vintage SOTD

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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Guerlain Samsara EDP--first time trying it from my newly arrived vintage bottle!

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=50401&stc=1
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st May, 2016

    Hello and happy Saturday to all! I've been rather inactive, but am very excited to share the news of my vintage bottle of Guerlain Samsara. It just arrived last Thursday, and I'm wearing it today for...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2016

    Hednic--wow, is ITB back??? I love their colognes!
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    Re: Today I bought May 2016

    Got this beauty on eBay and just received it today--gorgeous!

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=50347&stc=1
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    Re: In search of the fragrance of my ex-girlfriend

    Tomas--why not wear Coco Mademoiselle? It is unisex enough for a man to wear. You may also try Coco Noir, which is even more masculine with some of the same Mademoiselle vibe.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th May, 2016

    Today I'm wearing
    La Via del Profumo Il Giglio di Firenze. Absolutely love it, but the price--eek!

    From the web site (profumo.it):
    "A blend of “Orris” absolute and concrete is the heart of “ll...
  46. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    They probably used synthetic to be sure they isolated the core Sandalwood molecule for the study. I think this same molecule would be in natural Sandalwood, along with many other trace...
  47. Re: AbdesSalaam Attar / La Via del Profumo - official fragrance discussion thread

    I saw this news story about sandalwood and immediately thought of Profumo's Mysore, which I love:

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/body/skin-can-smell/

    ETA: Here is the original story:
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    Re: SOTD Friday 31st July 2015

    Happy Friday to all! I've been super busy, so it has been difficult for me to swing by to post. Packers are here today, and movers tomorrow--I'm moving down the street, but it is still a bit hectic....
  49. Thread: Aargh! A spill!

    by Asha
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    Re: Aargh! A spill!

    At least yours was an accident--I threw away Feu d'Issey on purpose (was having a purge moment)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th July 2015

    I've been so busy, and either have not worn a SOTD or didn't have time to post. So...hello and happy Wednesday to all!

    Today I'm wearing Parfumerie Generale Paris Seychelles. The published notes...
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    Re: Azure Lime or Tuscan Leather?

    I vote for neither.
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    To the OP--since Chanel No.19 didn't quite satisfy, I suggest Hermes Concentree d'Orange Vert and O de Lancome, both unisex scents that are very green and clean smelling.

    Have you considered CdG...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 27th June 2015

    Wearing an almost randomly selected sample today--L'eau de L'Artisan. It is an interesting take on Eau de Cologne--green, grassy, herbal with a touch of citrus.
    ...
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    Chanel No.19, although marketed to women, can easily be worn by a man. It is a fabulous powdery-green fragrance. For a cleaner green from Chanel, perhaps try Bel Respiro, although I don't recall it...
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    Re: A Good All-Around Winter Fragrance?

    Chanel Egoiste (original) has some very lush spices. On my skin, I get great longevity and projection.
  56. Thread: Plastic decants?

    by Asha
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    Re: Plastic decants?

    Remember that there are also plastic parts in manufacturer's packaging. Plastic can be inert, so it is a bit misleading to say all plastic is bad.

    In my experience, it is the seal that is more...
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    Re: Comparing Chanel CdR and Mitsouko...question

    I agree with Donna. I have both, and other then being tangentially related through the chypre genre, I consider them to be different fragrances. It could have something to do with the batches I have,...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th June 2015

    I forgot about the synch again, but I usually don't get any compliments anyway...lol. Today I'm sampling Unum Opus 1144. It is a benzoin-and-vanilla-heavy (ie, powdery) scent with undertones of smoky...
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    Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    You can change post titles by clicking the "Go Advanced" button once you're in edit mode.
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    Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    When I became active again after my hiatus, I was also surprised that that the marketplace prices don't seem to be as high as they were a few years ago. I had no idea how to price mine, so I just...
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    Re: Splitting, what's in it for them?

    When I have hosted splits, I made zero profit. In fact, I probably was a bit in the red because I never counted decanting supplies in the price (eg, pipettes, syringes).
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 14th June 2015

    Happy Sunday to all! Today I'm wearing Chanel Coromandel from a decant. I really didn't remember how strong it is--sprayed only a couple sprays and I'm nearly overwhelmed! At least it is a great...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    I have a decant of Iunx L'Arbre and do enjoy it, however I don't think it is particularly creamy or cozy. It is definitely worth trying, keeping in mind that it is a sheer, woody and minimalistic...
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    Re: What do we mean when we say "smells old man-ish?

    ...was thinking the same thing!
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    Re: Eau de Cologne Longevity

    Chanel Eau de Cologne--I spray 3 times on each arm, and although the top notes fade in a couple hours, the musk projects at least 6-8 hours.

    CdG Vettiveru (and the other EdC "triplets")--Can...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 12th June 2015

    I forgot about the synch again, bah! I'm sampling Unum Rosa Nigra which is a dark incense rose. Quite nice, actually--a modern sensibility to its sheerness, but with roots in traditional note...
  67. Re: Hook a brutha up - Designer scent for the Summer (EXCLUDING the ones below)

    I find it difficult to believe that Macy's wouldn't have Guerlain Homme (in whatever its current version is). Also, when you say Mugler is out, do you also mean Mugler Cologne?
  68. Re: No bull, do you think different ethnicities prefer different scents?

    I think it is cultural, not ethnic, as previously stated by others. Also, if they are younger, there might be peer pressure to veer toward certain selections.
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    Re: Cancer treatment and perfumes. Help?

    I am a cancer survivor--had chemo and radiation last year. During that time, I was extremely sensitive to smells. I was unable to wear any fragrances, so I enjoyed scented soaps instead. I think my...
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    Re: Clean clothes smell

    Mugler Cologne--to my nose smells like fresh linen with some citrus.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 6th June 2015

    Wow, thank you all for the surprise birthday wishes! So cool!

    Today I'm wearing Chanel Egoiste (original)...because it's my day, right? It seems like it has been forever since I wore this, but it...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 5th June 2015

    Completely forgot about synching today...just sprayed L'Artisan Voleur de Roses. Happy Friday to all!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 2nd June 2015

    Wearing Diptyque Tam Dao on a marine-layer-morning....

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/48377.jpg?width=320
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    Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    Can we have a Luca Turin perma-thread? :D
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    Re: Rose-Patchouli Compositions

    +1 on L'Artisan Voleur de Roses. I love the slightly sour-fruit edge.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 31st May 2015

    I'm late to the party today--sampling L'Artisan Bois Farine, which is a sheer dry, nutty, powdery woody fragrance on my skin.
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    Re: Classic Guerlain Fragrances

    My favorites are Vol de Nuit, Sous le Vent, Habit Rouge, Jicky and Attrape Coeur. Shalimar, Mitsouko and Chamade are truly exemplary. The "Eau" line is also great and worth exploring if you like...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    The aldehydes in Chanel BdI can smell soapy and waxy. The EDT is lighter, with sparkly aldehydes in the top and spiced gingerbready sandalwood in the drydown. The parfum is heavy with aldehydes, but...
  79. Thread: Scent epiphany

    by Asha
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    Re: Scent epiphany

    Maybe it's the IsoE Super
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 30th May 2015

    Wearing Guerlain Jicky EDT today--c'est si bon!

    http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7295/8747022079_04483a046c_o.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Friday 29th May 2015

    Totally forgot to check the synchronized Friday list, but I don't have any blind buy bottles anyway. Blind buy samples/decants, yes, but I figure that wasn't the spirit of the synch! Anyway, today...
  82. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    In my example, that would not have made any difference. Because the house wasn't recognized as being "blessed" by either popularity or celebrity, it was meaningless.

    This same person whom I gifted...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25th May 2015

    Wearing the last of my Byredo Gypsy Water sample. Now am on to the 5ml decant...it comes in 50ml and 3x12ml travel size :)

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/64103.jpg?width=320
  84. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Anything with a combination of sandalwood, frankincense and rose
  85. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Four amazing scents, regardless of price :)
  86. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    :::CYNIC MODE ON:::

    I think most people have a hive mind about perfume. I bought some Miller Harris for my ex-mother-in-law, and she didn't like it because she never heard of Miller Harris (and it...
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    Re: Philosykos EDP or Jardins de Kerylos?

    Of the two you listed, I preferred PG Jardins de Kerylos. I think you might also try Heeley Figuiere (which is actually my favorite of the top fig fragrances).
  88. Re: recommendations for spicy incense with longevity.

    La Via del Profumo Bazaar and Mecca Balsam, although natural, have great longevity on my skin

    Others to try--Chanel Egoiste (less incense, but very spicy) and Guerlain Habit Rouge EDP (less spice,...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd May 2015

    Been so busy, I haven't even remembered to wear a SotD for the last few days! Finally can settle into the holiday weekend, and I'm wearing L'Artisan Voleur de Roses. It is a ranchy rosy patchouli......
  90. Re: What happens when you splash water where you applied fragrance?

    Water is a universal solvent. Getting the skin wet where you sprayed fragrance would dilute whatever is remaining on your skin, and may wash some away.
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    Re: Anything Similar to Burt's Bees Cologne?

    I suggest exploring the lines from L'Occitaine, Pacifica and Atelier Cologne.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    I love quite a few, but I voted based on frequency of wearing--Eau de Cologne
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 17th May 2015

    Today I'm double sampling two I saw in Sephora:

    Nest White Sandalwood--which basically smells like coconut and wet dog.

    http://www.sephora.com/productimages/sku/s1558162-main-hero-300.jpg
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  94. Thread: Summer Leather?

    by Asha
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    I tested Hermes Cuir d'Ange, and have to agree it is rather light and sheer, although is somewhat linear. Personally, I got bored with it since it seemed basically leather and IsoE Super. Another...
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    Re: How often do you regret your SOTD?

    When sampling something that isn't quite up to snuff. Usually I feel a little ripped off when it happens...
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    I was being facetious. An "old man" could have smelled similar to what you describe. The labels are quite rude, but usually stereotypes are what they are for a reason...
  97. Re: How do solid fragrances compare to their liquid counterparts?

    +1 on solids wearing closer to the body than liquids. The solids sure are great for your carry on bag tho!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 16th May 2015

    Wearing Keiko Mecheri Oliban today. Cello, that is sad news--I hope you are able to find peace no matter what happens.

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    Re: Creed launches baby perfume

    Le Labo also has one that they market for babies--I think it is Benzoin 19. That is what they told me at the boutique, at any rate.

    ETA--it might have also been Ambrette 9
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    Re: Beautyencounter.com - HIGHLY Recommended !

    Recently I ordered Dior Homme Parfum from BE. What arrived appeared to be either tampered with or a "second'. The box was pieced together from parts, and the bottle had been previously sprayed. I...
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