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  1. Re: Recommendations of a fragrance for a kind but pessimistic, gloomy and melancholic woman?

    Christian Dior’s Dune is the most melancholy - yet still quite lovely - fragrance that I’ve owned. Fairly easily tested at perfume counters, but the vintage is best, and easily found on eBay at...
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    ISO L’Artisan Orchidee Blanc

    I know it’s a long shot, as it’s been discontinued for 15 years or so, but if anyone is in possession of L’Artisan’s Orchidee Blanc and would like to clear some shelf space, please get in touch. I...
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    Thank you so much for this recommendation. I have not come across this particular SMN fragrance, but will look for it now.
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    Re: Most animalic that you enjoy?

    Civet seems to be the animalic note to which I’m drawn. I have decants of Zoologist Civet and Bogue Maai that I really love; however, I’ve hesitated to commit to buying full bottles because I doubt...
  5. Re: Help! Can you tell me what perfume is this by the bottle?

    I think it might be Avon Dreamlife or Dreamlife Bouquet (hard to tell from your photo if the liquid is bluish or pinkish):

    104766


    https://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Avon/Dreamlife-1865.html...
  6. Re: Are there any fragrances you've come across that you think are completely hilarious? :D

    +1 for Fat Electrician.

    ELDO doesn't let men have all the fun...there's also Putain des Palaces for the ladies. My mother was a bit shocked when, having asked what I was wearing, she heard 'Hotel...
  7. Re: Vote -Your No1 Guerlain Fragrance, (if you were only allowed one choice) ?

    If forced to choose only one today, I would have to say vintage Vol de Nuit. I love the vintage in the Extract and EDT.

    If asked this question 5 years ago, I’d probably have said Attrape Coeur....
  8. Re: Fragrance that got the ball rolling, triggered the Mayhem!

    I have loved perfume since high school, but until my late twenties, I always owned and wore a single, signature scent (Lauren in high school, Fendi in college and grad school). I stumbled into the...
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    My maternal grandmother died long before I was born, but my mom has told me that her mother had a treasured bottle of Elizabeth Arden Blue Grass that she wore only on very special occasions. As this...
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    Re: Looking for a big red natural rose

    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz’s American Beauty is a stunner. A very true, velvety red rose with a hint of earthy green leaves.
  11. Re: What Fragrances Did You Gift Someone For Christmas This Year?

    For my mom: L’Artisan Safran Troublant; L’Artisan Premier Figuier Extreme; and ELDO Tilda Swindon Like This

    For my boyfriend: D.S. & Durga Bowmakers

    For myself: vintage Le Galion Sortilege...
  12. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    The most expensive fragrance I’ve ever purchased was the original Mona di Orio Oud, which was nearly $500 for 100 ml. It was lovely, but ultimately not ‘me,’ and therefore not a wise purchase. I...
  13. Re: The fragrances that relatives wore when you were a child

    My mom was an Estée Lauder devotee. She wore Youth Dew throughout my childhood, and then branched out to Cinnabar when it was released. White Linen became her summer signature when it came out. I...
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    Re: Standard distribution of favorites?

    I’m trying to reduce my collection down to anything I don’t consider 4 or 5 stars, a process that’s encouraging me to retest things I haven’t worn recently, and reevaluate each. In the process, I’ve...
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    Re: Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger

    I don’t have an answer myself, but have the same question as you do. My mom fell in love with this one, as well as Tuberose Criminelle, several years ago, and I gave her my bottles of both. She has...
  16. Re: What Perfume Did You Wear When You Were In Love The First Time ?

    The original Fendi. It was my signature from 1985-92 (a far longer lifespan than the relationship with Mr. FirstLove).
  17. Re: What's your favorite L'artisan parfumeur fragrance

    I own and enjoy a number of fragrances from L'Artisan, particularly their earlier work. Honestly, except for the recent Mandarina Corsica, I've found most of the post-2009 releases wanting.

    My...
  18. [CONUS] Re: Guerlain, MFK, FM, Byredo, L'A, Md'O, Micallef, PG, Unum, Tom Ford, and more...

    Bump.
  19. [CONUS] Guerlain, MFK, Malle, Kilian, L'A, Md'O, Micallef, PG, Unum, Bond, and more...

    All items for sale, Paypal only, please. Please add 4% if not using the Family/Friends option.

    Prices firm.

    Unless specifically noted, all items include original box and cap. Please feel free...
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    Re: Most worn in July 2018

    8 x Dusita Erawan
    4 x Olivine Atelier Gigi
    3 x Olivine Atelier Amongst the Waves
    2 x Peccato Originale Antidoto (reactivo)
    everything else 1x
  21. Re: Does anyone know this perfume and perfume bottle?

    The bottom pic looks a lot like Donna Karan My NY. The bottle shape, top, and color all point to it being that one. I think it came out within the last few years; I remember it was heavily advertised...
  22. Thread: Ylang in Gold

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    Re: Ylang in Gold

    If you're in the U.S., osswaldnyc.com sells samples. It looks like they have both Ylang and Ylang in Gold available. They're identical except for the 'gold' dust in the "in Gold" version.
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    Re: What bottle feels best/worst in your hand?

    WORST:
    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=52983&stc=1
    This one is a two-hander, for certain, especially the 100 ml!

    Honorable mention: ...
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    Re: Ylang ylang fragrance recommendations?

    Seconding Darvant's recommendation of Micallef's Ylang in Gold. It's beautiful and the longevity is excellent. A near smell-alike of Ylang in Gold is Fragonard's much more affordable Miranda.
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    Re: Looking for rose suggestions

    Having recently tried Eric Buterbaugh's Sultry Rose, I can honestly say that I would readily give up every other rose fragrance for this one. It's dark and lush, with saffron and pepper to add some...
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    Re: Your top three VANILLA scents.

    Mine would be:

    1. Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Vanille
    2. Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Vanille Bourbon Intense
    3. the sadly discontinued L'Artisan Vanilia
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    Re: How long have you been collecting?

    I always had 2-3 'serious' fragrances in my teens and during college, but I went gangbusters and became a real collector, enthusiastic sampler, and voracious reader of perfume blogs and forums 8...
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    Re: Most worn in November 2014

    My most worn scents for November were two long-time favorites: Prada No. 9 Benjoin and L'A Tea for Two.
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    Re: Very first fragrance

    I get my love of fragrance from my mom, who never felt complete when she stepped out of the house without a spray of perfume. Most of the time she was careful with the spritzing, but I do recall a...
  30. Thread: PG Indochine

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    Re: PG Indochine

    Bump. This one gets a lot of love on MUA, so I know many are wearing it :-)
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    Re: Dawn Spencer Hurwitz

    Additionally, can you add:

    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Blond Suede
    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Celadon
    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Ceylon
    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Egyptian Musk
    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz Evolution
    Dawn...
  32. What a treat it would be to find these lovely...

    What a treat it would be to find these lovely fragrance items in my hotel room after a long journey! Glad to see the "pour Homme" removed from the name (and thanks, BN, for following suit), as I...
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    Re: L'Artisan Traversee du Bosphore

    Chiming in for this to be added, thanks!
  34. Re: What holiday fragrance gifts are you giving this year?

    My mom is getting DSH Gingembre and Iris Ukiyoe.
  35. Re: What fragrance in the last five years has made you think - 'that's pretty good for a dept store

    From more general dept stores (Macy's, Belk, Dillards):

    I'm generally not an Estee Lauder fan (loathe their florals; like Cinnabar and YD, but they were my mother's scents, so I don't really wear...
  36. Re: What fragrance in the last five years has made you think - 'that's pretty good for a dept store

    From more general dept stores (Macy's, Belk, Dillards):

    I'm generally not an Estee Lauder fan (loathe their florals; like Cinnabar and YD, but they were my mother's scents, so I don't really wear...
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    Hermès - Hermèssence Santal Massoïa

    Not sure how to help with the notes on this one, since all of the reviews appear to be using the same Jean-Claude Ellena quote to characterize its structure:

    "There are linear, vertical woods like...
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    Mona di Orio Les Nombres d'Or Tubereuse

    Notes, per Luckyscent: Pink pepper, bergamot from Calabria, green leaves, Indian tuberose absolute, Siamese benzoin, heliotrope, Amber, coconut milk, musk
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    Re: Replacement for Vivienne Westwood Anglomania?

    Just noticed that both FragranceNet <www.fragrancenet.com> and Parfum1 <www.parfum1.com> have Anglomania in stock at pretty good prices. If it's your signature scent, I'd urge you to stock up while...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    http://www.style.com/blogs/beautycounter/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/bottega-veneta-fragrance.jpg

    Ordered Bottega Veneta.
  41. Thread: PG Indochine

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    PG Indochine

    Notes (from Luckyscent): Siam benzoin resinoid, Kampot pepper, Ceylonese cardamom, Burmese tanakha, Laotian honey
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    Re: ❀ MADONNA Le Parfum ❀

    I guess we can safely assume that there will be no hydrangea accord?

    (I agree, that is one ugly bottle.)
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    Re: The best Jo Malone so far....

    My favorite is Nectarine Blossom & Honey, always in major rotation during warm weather. It's lightly sweet, snuggly, and easy to wear. It's also an easy choice when I want to wear perfume that stays...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Bond No. 9 West Side.

    I've had mixed results with many of the Bond fragrances, but I find this one to be stunning.
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    Re: The Perfect Rose

    Of those I've tried, my favorites are:

    DSH American Beauty - a true-to-life rose soliflore. Exquisite.
    Amouage Lyric Woman - a spicy, incensey rose that lasts forever and ever
    Les Parfums de...
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    Re: Which house(s) do you collect?

    As several have said before me, I don't collect any house deliberately, but my purchases reflect an affinity for (in order of # of different scents owned):

    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz
    Serge Lutens...
  47. Re: what is your longest lasting cologne at least 10+ hrs?

    Amouage Lyric Woman
    Amouage Memoir Woman
    OJ Orris Noir
    Tobacco Vanille
    Liz Zorn Honeysuckle Bird
    Chergui
    Fumerie Turque
    Neil Morris North Woods
    Neil Morris Dark Season
    DSH Oeillet Rouge
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    Re: Your Top 10 for Fall 2011

    We're having an unusually cool Fall here in Virginia, so I'm already reaching for:

    DSH Oeillet Rouge
    Orris Noir
    Neil Morris North Woods
    La Myrrhe
    Tonkamande
    Chergui
    Lyric Woman
    Safran...
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    Re: Desiring True Oriental, Spicy and Rich

    More votes for the previously mentioned and wonderful EL Cinnabar, Amouage Epic, and Ormonde Jayne Tolu.

    I'll also throw in for SL Bois Oriental (violet, peach, plum, rose, cardamom, cinnamon,...
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    Parfumerie Generale - Tonkamande

    PG Tonkamande Notes (from Luckyscent): Almond milk, aldehydes, tonka bean, wheat, sandalwood, vanilla, amber
  51. Liz Zorn / Soivohle - Nightjar, Meerschaum, Leather Krem, and Journeyman

    Leather Krem Notes (From Liz Zorn site):
    Well Worn Leather, Scorched Caramel, Light Woods, Whipped Cream, and a touch of Citrus in the opening

    Journeyman Notes (From Liz Zorn site):
    Soft...
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    Juliet by Juliet Stewart

    Top Notes: lemon, basil, bergamot, Sicilian orange and Mediterranean herbs

    Middle Notes: jasmine

    Base Notes: amber, vanilla, sandalwood
  53. Re: Fiore di Riso and Patchouly Indonesiano from Farmacia SS Annunziata

    Notes for Fiore di Riso (per Luckyscent):

    White flowers, ginger, vanilla, sandalwood, oakmoss


    Notes for Patchouly Indonesiano (per Luckyscent):

    Patchouli from Indonesia
  54. Fiore di Riso and Patchouly Indonesiano from Farmacia SS Annunziata

    Fiore di Riso and Patchouly Indonesiano from Farmacia SS Annunziata

    Thanks!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 06 September 2011

    PG Tonkamande
  56. Thread: Omnia Profumo

    by Italia
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    Re: Omnia Profumo

    Would love to see these added as well.
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    Re: Today I bought ... February 2009 PURCHASES

    I ordered a bottle of Nanadebary Bronze from BH's Clearance sale (had a coupon for an extra 10% off).
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