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    Re: Article: Greatest Hits : Christine Nagel

    Thank you, cacio! A new FdI be welcomed onto the marketplace now, it's ok for there to be something so different. I know what you mean about the overripe / rotten accord in Archives, too. I'm looking...
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    Re: Article: Greatest Hits : Christine Nagel

    Never had the pleasure of smelling Mauboussin, or Madness, but I agree all of the others are pretty marvellous too!
  3. Endless Euphoria as a name is exhausting. ...

    Endless Euphoria as a name is exhausting.

    edit: like I would be tired if I was in endless euphoria. in need of a nap.
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    I am the biggest fan of Nu_Be, I think the whole...

    I am the biggest fan of Nu_Be, I think the whole line is absolutely excellent so far, and can't wait to see what they do with other elements further down the line! Am gonna be investing in Sulphur...
  5. Birdboy48 - Malle and Jovanovic have worked...

    Birdboy48 - Malle and Jovanovic have worked together before on 3 of his candles... Chez Monsieur, Notre Dame and Marius et Jeanette.
    Apparently Ropion and Roucel both had gone for the brief but...
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    I enjoyed seeing his arm get ripped off in American Horror Story.
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    Re: Article: The Pound Shop Fragrance Challenge

    Ohhh what fun! I am so pleased to hear that you finally found a wedding day fragrance in Rush Hour. Hahaha!
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    Re: Les Senteurs No Longer Shipping Internationally

    It's only temporary - until LS find a courier that isn't exorbitantly priced and will take perfume, which is now a "dangerous substance".

    It's also affecting people like Andy Tauer who used to...
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    Article: Greatest Hits: Antoine Lie

    You can view the page at http://www.basenotes.net/content/1543-Greatest-Hits-Antoine-Lie
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    Thank you Persolaise, Katie, and Kiliwia! I...

    Thank you Persolaise, Katie, and Kiliwia!

    I still have to get round to sniffing La Fumée Arabie!
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    Re: What Perfumer/nose speaks to you best?

    She's recently 'outed' Geza Schoen as the perfumer for the whole line.
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    Re: Getting annoyed at Escentual now

    bgoc, escentual will have an agreement with their suppliers where they stick to the rrp, like most retailers. if they don't, the supplier can stop selling to them. and you wouldn't really use niche...
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    Re: Dior Privee in the UK?

    Also, they're in the ground floor perfumery in Harrods :)
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    Re: Diptyque Volutes, EDT or EDP?

    I actually got better longevity in the EDT. Prefer the smell of the EDP. :/
  15. Re: Anyone who's from/visited London for fragrance

    Kagey, I hear that they have MDCI at Fortnums now, which is significantly less intimidating!
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    Re: New niche line launched: Magentic Scent

    Tindrer is awesome. It's the wet floor scent I've been looking for.
  17. They aren't recipes for 'fumes, they are some of...

    They aren't recipes for 'fumes, they are some of his "olfactory illusions". I think it's interesting that they are even there, let alone being able to make them. It would give mainstream perfume...
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    Re: Tauer LDDM batch issues...?

    Also - exposure to air and light is higher in the samples.
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    Hi Andy, I hadn't got to try the Kenzo Sport by...

    Hi Andy, I hadn't got to try the Kenzo Sport by the time I'd submitted the article but I agree with you - it's probably my fav too!
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    Re: New Aromachemicals

    Are they captives? (meaning that only Givaudan's perfumers will have access)
    I attempted to smell some Cosmone at the Givenchy Pi launch, but I think I was anosmic. (unhelpful, sorry!)
  21. Re: Article: Comme des Garçons To Launch New Perfume Amazingreen

    Excitement!
  22. Kagey - yay for your splashing out on Oudh Noir!...

    Kagey - yay for your splashing out on Oudh Noir!

    Rickbr - I've been a bit put off of the Micallef's from the bottles - I'll pop by Fortnums and try them. Thank you for the recommendation and...
  23. Kagey - I liked the EDP most - the Parfum is fab...

    Kagey - I liked the EDP most - the Parfum is fab too :D It's such a gorgeous little shop, isn't it? I am tempted to agree with you on the Sandalwood! It's deliciously good!

    Danny - Very often the...
  24. Re: Article: Desperately Seeking OudhAoudOudAgarwood...

    It's just as useful to find someone we disagree with as someone we agree with I think :) This is based on how they all smell on my skin, and I can only vouch for my reviews based on that point. It's...
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    Re: Article: Asian girl group KARA launch scent

    Not soon enough! :D
  26. Hi Kagey - I've avoided that Arabian Oud place...

    Hi Kagey - I've avoided that Arabian Oud place like the plague because the SAs are often stood outside spraying. I'll try to get in and try Woody, seeing as the LS2 shop is practically around the...
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    Re: Why does my Frederic Malle have a shiny cap?

    Sorry, what I mean is the boxes with the foam inserts as "coffret". Will slide out the side, with a reflective backing in there and a foam wedge cut out that surrounds (but doesn't cushion behind the...
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    Re: Why does my Frederic Malle have a shiny cap?

    They are updating their caps and soon the coffret packaging too.
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    Rednails - thanks, I'll check that one out! (Is...

    Rednails - thanks, I'll check that one out! (Is that a double dare?!)
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    Re: Article: Filth Glorious Filth!

    Haha ;) thanks Danny. The Idole is great - as is the Guerlain! Let me know what you think next time you're in!
  31. Surely it's inspired by Oscar Pistorious? Would...

    Surely it's inspired by Oscar Pistorious? Would only make sense!
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    Re: Chanel No 19 Poudre

    It's an even muskier version of Prada Infusion d'Iris edt. Disappointing. I'm sticking to my EDT and Extrait of the original.
  33. Re: Which online retailers ships Aventus to Europe(Denmark)?

    Les Senteurs would ship to Denmark.
  34. Re: Gucci By Gucci (Womens) Bottle Query? - Help Please

    Hi Poppydog, what you've been sent is the old Gucci Eau de Parfum and not Gucci by Gucci.
    Proctor & Gamble discontinued the Gucci EdP when they took over the Gucci brand, and launched Gucci by...
  35. The Tweens will go mad for it. Just like next...

    The Tweens will go mad for it.
    Just like next year the little monsters (probably myself included) will go mad for the eau de GaGa.
  36. Hi everyone, thank you for your comments! The...

    Hi everyone, thank you for your comments!

    The Kenzo is really good and worth checking out. Olivier Polge was the perfumer. I know he's had a few duds now, but that's more down to the brand...
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    ^ yeah, it's utter crap. a cheap synthetic fruity...

    ^ yeah, it's utter crap. a cheap synthetic fruity floral mess, smells just like something paris hilton would release.
  38. Re: Same Fragrance + Different Country = Different smell?

    I sometimes wonder when I read reviews if they have the same juice elsewhere. Specifically Belle d'Opium as a recent example. Every US review I've read says "fruitchouli" but I don't get any patch at...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Cartier de Lune

    I blame Pleasures for starting it out and YSL Elle for making it popular. After that, it starts to appear everywhere. Apparently because it makes a fizzy, sparkling effect - similar to what aldehydes...
  40. Re: New Fragrance: Le Petit Mort by Marc Atlan, Kilian Hennessy and Bertrand Duchoufour

    HAHAHA! Very good. ;)
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    Re: London Perfume Course

    I'm really *very* tempted to do this too.
  42. Re: Article: Belle d'Opium ad banned in UK for simulated drug use

    I like it. It's not the most beautiful scent ever, but it's certainly novel and the Hookah/Narguile/Shisha accord (fruity, resiny tobacco and a blown out candle) is really good.
  43. Banning an ad is better publicity than the ad...

    Banning an ad is better publicity than the ad itself.
  44. ^ Bloomin' fail whale! I shall be reading all...

    ^ Bloomin' fail whale!
    I shall be reading all of your tweets enviously.
  45. I'm intrigued too!

    I'm intrigued too!
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    Re: YouTube reviewers and "fakes"

    The only style of YT review I like it is the short, punchy but with accurate descriptions. That goes for the written word too. I don't think that you need a 2000 word essay or 10 minute video on a...
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    Re: No. 5 EDT's 2010 reformulation...

    Have put the new EDT on again today and I'm sure it is different to before. But I do like it very much and it is definitely "still No. 5". I agree, not all reformulations are bad things at all! I...
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    Re: No. 5 EDT's 2010 reformulation...

    Hi Evangeline. I've checked my training material again, just to make sure. It says "the new No. 5 EDT is housed in a more elegant, refined packaging".

    Of course I can't be certain how long the...
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    Re: No. 5 EDT's 2010 reformulation...

    The new version is with the black magnetic cap, significantly different to my bottle and the 'old' testers that I had sent in last year. The difference is really pronounced, at least to me.
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    Re: No. 5 EDT's 2010 reformulation...

    Please do tell me what you think of it when you re-sample.



    I agree, it's more likely to upset the lifetime users of No. 5 than it is newcomers (which is I'm sure Chanel's intent: update, get...
  51. I want to go to one of these. It sounds fun.

    I want to go to one of these. It sounds fun.
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    No. 5 EDT's 2010 reformulation...

    Hello. No. 5 has been relaunched in a new bottle towards the end of the year, which is why we ran out of stock in our store at the xmas rush.

    I received our new bottles today, and sniffed it to...
  53. Fantastic article. It will be interesting to see...

    Fantastic article. It will be interesting to see what the market does in response to Womanity. It's just as polarising as the other Mugler scents.
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    Re: Your first love...what did they smell like?

    Joop Nightflight. Luckily I barely smell it ever because it's not available here :)
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    Re: Valentino changing hands and being repackaged

    We're selling our stock as normal, so I guess it'll all be "cleared" out soon.
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    Re: Valentino changing hands and being repackaged

    Our Puig rep told me to expect a launch around October 2011
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    Re: Ask an SA anything! Plus crazy customer stories!

    Worse still is that everything seems to be launched in every concentration too, and people smell one and buy the other, then bring it back saying it doesn't smell right.
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    Re: Ask an SA anything! Plus crazy customer stories!

    Just a few days ago, I had someone insistent that they wanted "Dolce & Yabanna Blue" and "Pink XS".
    I couldn't change her mind about either of them. This time of year is a nightmare, because people...
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    Tiny bit concerned about a "Mitsouko pink"...

    Tiny bit concerned about a "Mitsouko pink" flanker... ;)
  60. Pricy for a Sleb fragrance.

    Pricy for a Sleb fragrance.
  61. Re: Difference bettwen Allure Homme sport and Allure Homme sport cologne?

    Sport Cologne is a much lighter concentration, and huge amount of lemon but not much else.
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    Re: Penhaligon`s Douro - Eau du Portugal.

    You're better off with Eau Sauvage imo. Douro just misses the moss/leather notes.
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    Re: Is there anything similar to Midnight Poison?

    Midnight Poison is all about that big Patchouli note to me.
    Designer scents that are worth trying are: Lauder's Sensuous Noir, YSL Elle, Prada Amber/Woman.
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    Re: Prada Infusion d'Iris EDT

    I think it's really good too. I get a lot of galbanum with the floral notes :)
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    Re: Nomination thread "10 Decades of Scentsation"

    Guerlain - Mitsouko & L'heure Bleue

    Caron - Tabac Blonde & Narcisse Noir

    Houbigant - Quelque Fleurs

    Coty - Chypre
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    Re: An Electronic Smelling Fragrance

    +1 for Odeur 71 and 53. 53 has that smell of burning dust when you turn on the heater for the first time since last winter, too, which can be a bit disconcerting :)
  67. Thread: Crazy SA story!

    by Gblue
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    Re: Crazy SA story!

    oh dear :( I'm an SA! if I don't stock something I don't want to force something else onto the customer. it's not what they want.
    my colleagues often say things like "eau de parfum just lasts...
  68. Re: Differences between Prada Infusion D'Iris and Infusion D'homme?

    D'homme has a fizzy, aldehydic opening and smells more like a woody soap.
    D'Iris is a green floral. You can tell they are related but they aren't the same by any stretch.
  69. They didn't mention the concentration of the rose...

    They didn't mention the concentration of the rose abs - although some people did prefer it to the lab rose.
  70. Thanks for the comments! NevilleM - I agree,...

    Thanks for the comments!
    NevilleM - I agree, the thing about Rose oil and Rose absolute is that it doesn't smell "like" Rose, it smells "like" Rose oil or Rose abs. I was amazed by just how loud...
  71. Thread: I want you!

    by Gblue
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    Re: I want you!

    I went into Lush today and one of the SAs recognised me from mine and we chatted perfume for a bit :)
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    Re: L'Abeille de Guerlain

    There is one on display at the Perfume Diaries. It's truly stunning!
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    Poll: Re: Chanel no 5 on men.

    I wear the EdT. EdP is WAY too loud.
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    Re: The most disappointing fragrance house

    Bond No. 9
    The bottles look good (sometimes) but I just don't get 'it'.
  75. Thread: Bvlgari MAN

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    Re: Bvlgari MAN

    I think it's really good and is similar to Jean-Claude Ellena's style. That whole transparency thing it has going on.
  76. Re: How to not give away info about your secret fragrances?

    I get asked on a daily basis at work what my favourite is. I'll tell them "but we don't sell it here." Then spray Dior Homme for them hah :)
  77. Re: START STOCKPILING: I don't want to alarm anyone but...

    It's practically impossible to find here too. If you like it, buy it while you can.
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    Re: Budget Friendly Alternative to Armani Code?

    212 sexy men is a bit more reasonable and along the same line as code
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    Re: A Question for Gay, Straight and Bisexual Men

    I used to think Rive Gauche was the sexiest. But then the most "unsexy" person in the world started wearing it and I've completely gone off it. So now the fragrance I've found sexiest (recently)...
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    Re: Comme des Garcons fragrances with Longevity

    CdG Eau de Parfum goes for days!
    The only CdG fragrance I have longevity issues with is Wonderwood. But I'm still gonna buy a FB because it's awesome.
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    Re: Emporio Armani White/Red - Discontinued?

    It's old stock. I loved the mens White. It's no longer in production (based on what the P&C reps told me)
  82. Re: Dior Homme.. I believe we must use the word vintage already.

    The new tester I ordered for the store doesn't smell as good as the old one at first, but once it warms it's fine. I think it's just the topnotes that have changed.
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    Re: Irritating questions asked at perfume stores...

    This is the technique that gets me more sales.


    LOL.

    I love when people tell me they have "loads" of perfume. They usually mean 5 bottles, which by most peoples standards is a lot... but not...
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    Re: Reformulated Fragrance List

    Opium is being relaunched + repackaged in the new year. I assume this means reformulation. As soon as I find out more I'll post it here.
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    Re: funny perfume-related incident...

    How funny! Only Chanel, dahling. Hah :D
    My friend's dog goes very subdued and stays away if I wear Vol de Nuit, but doesn't have that reaction to anything else. Quirky critters :)
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    Re: Flavour fail: man gloss

    the new collection 2000 lipglosses are so heavily scented with some kind of candy 'aroma' that I can smell them through a pile of other make up in the delivery that comes into store. truly...
  87. Re: Which designer fragrances under the direction of Tom Ford?

    I think he was 'responsible' for Gucci Rush (the M&F, I believe) and Gucci EdP. Estée Lauder's Azurée Soleil too.
  88. Re: Building a Wardrobe from only two houses - Chanel and YSL

    Presuming we are sticking to masculines...
    Pour Monsieur
    Egoiste (although not widely available here in the uk)
    Allure Homme Edition Blanche

    M7
    Opium
    Rive Gauche
    L'Homme
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    Re: Post Christmas bargains?

    gift sets also tend to be discounted in real stores!
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    Re: Tried New "Hot" Water by Davidoff

    because 'tepid' isn't exactly sexy sounding.
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    Re: Reformulated Fragrance List

    ^ treemoss and oakmoss are different ingredients :)
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    Re: Reformulated Fragrance List

    A slew of Dior's have appeared in new packaging, of which
    Dolce Vita
    Hypnotic Poison (more almond, less vanilla/playdoh)
    Pure Poison (more neroli, less soap)
    have definitely been reformulated....
  93. Re: A soul who devotes 9 minutes to discussing Britney's Hidden Fantasy (VIDEO)

    There really aren't 9 minutes of words to use for it!

    (I think I'd rather watch Britney shave her head again for 9 minutes.)
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 Parfum Reformulation

    anything that makes up the "parfum/fragrance" part of the ingredients that is an allergen needs to be listed.
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    Re: S o t D, Thursday, 22 October, 2009

    As Libertine has already mentioned, it's #voldenuitthursday ! So I'm wearing Vol de Nuit parfum :)
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    Re: Intuition for Men by Estee Lauder

    Haven't smelled it in a long time, but I remember it as a very transparent powdery-woodsy scent. Not exceptional but still quite nice!
  97. Re: Observed something horrifying at Sak's the other day

    I constantly see colleagues overapplying (they aren't "officially" allowed to use the testers, but always do anyway) and customers too. One woman always wants to spray JPG Classique and I have locked...
  98. Re: Cotswold Perfumery (3:20-min VIDEO) -- RECOMMENDED VIEWING *****

    Been to Bourton on the Water a few times when I was younger, but never to the Perfumery. Will be bugging someone to take me, as I don't drive :)
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    Re: Olfactory Cleansers - What do you use?

    fresh air! nothing like it. coffee overpowers my nose and gets 'stuck' in there.
  100. Thread: Guerlain Idylle

    by Gblue
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    Re: Guerlain Idylle

    Is it just me who doesn't get the NR similarity, until the long drydown?
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