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    Settled in at school and back!

    Hey guys! I'm back!:) I've just settled in at school, and it's been hectic, and my internet connection has been down, but everything is just dandy now.

    I looove being back at school, but it kinda...
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    Re: Allergy to Mitsouko??!!

    Is it skin contact that gives you the rash? Try spraying it on your clothes, or hair (although that's riskier). Or is it breathing it in?:(

    ~Silk
  3. Thread: Amouage

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    Re: Amouage

    I definitely recommend you sample, glo. It's precious, but it's a pretty expensive leap to make blind. Some people just don't love it the way I do, although I can't imagine why. The samples from...
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    Re: For fun, re-name our website.

    www.willworkforscent.com

    or

    www.crackforyournose.com

    And of course, there's always

    www.sodamnbroke.com
  5. Thread: Amouage

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    Re: Amouage

    First, to clear up the price:

    No no no, it's not that bad. I mean it's expensive, to be sure, but not that expensive.

    The Amouage website sells the Gold and Dia 50 ml Edt's, which is honestly...
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    Re: SOTD Friday September 16

    Must de Cartier to warm me up on this dreary morn'.

    At least it's friday! And my last day of work at my summer job! Back to school, here I come.

    ~Silk
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 16 September

    Must de Cartier to warm me up on this dreary morn'.

    At least it's friday! And my last day of work at my summer job! Back to school, here I come.:)

    ~Silk
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    Re: The absolute worst names in fragrance

    Oh my god CAN WE???!!!

    Sounds like the most fun ever!

    ~Silk
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 15 September

    L'artisan's La Chasse Aux Papillones Extreme. I actually spilled quite a bit of the sample vial while I was applying it. I thought it would be too much, but no, this really must be applied liberally....
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    Re: SotD Thursday 15 September

    L'artisan's La Chasse Aux Papillones Extreme. I actually spilled quite a bit of the sample vial while I was applying it. I thought it would be too much, but no, this really must be applied liberally....
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 14 September

    Shalimar to bed.:)

    ~Silk
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    Re: New: Ralph Lauren Pure Turquoise.

    I totally agree! The parfum bottle is so pretty, and if it were about $150 I just might buy it just for that. I'd have to like the fragrance pretty well, but I wouldn't have to love it enough to...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 14 September

    Bandit EdP again! My full bottle has just arrived, so I was fairly liberal with the application today! (as opposed to just for my own sniffing) I feel so...bad ;).

    ~Silk
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    Re: Sotd, Tues Sept 13

    Tried Ambre Sultan. Found it very nice, but a little more masculine than I like on myself. Perfect for a guy though. For me, however, I think I'll stick to Anne Pliska when I'm craving amber.

    ~Silk
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    Re: SOTD MONDAY 12th SEPTEMBER

    Comparing Bandit EdT on one hand, EdP on the other. First try of the EdT, and I find it very masculine, leather and pungent greens. I think it'd be great layered underneath another fragrance to give...
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    Re: STAR SIGNS AND PERFUME

    Sure. It's 8/26/1985 at about 5 am in Harbin, China. (Roughly in the same area of chine as, say, vermont or massachussets)

    I'm pretty sure I'm a Virgo technically, but I share soooo many traits...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 12 September

    Bandit EdT on one hand, EdP on the other. First try of the EdT, and I find it very masculine, leather and pungent greens. I think it'd be great layered underneath another fragrance to give it more...
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    Bandit EdT

    Well, I'm wearing Bandit today! That's odd, the leather is very prominent to my nose, and present throughout. The florals may be stronger to begin with, but the leather comes across as more prominent...
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    Re: STAR SIGNS AND PERFUME

    I'm a virgo, but they tell me I'm on the cusp of leo. Technically speaking, I'm not actually on the cusp, but I am very very close to it and I do have a lot of Leo characteristics. I'm a Virgo's...
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    Re: Review: Montale Woods and Spices

    Well, I don't know about body chemistry (the difference between one person and another), but I find there's a tremendous difference between paper and skin, anyone's skin. I think it's a combination...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday September 11th, 2005

    Angelique Encens. :)

    ~Silk
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, Septmeber 10th, 2005

    Aqaba. My sample vial's almost empty, so it looks like I'll be springing for a full bottle soon. It's loooovely!

    ~Silk
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    Re: SotD, Sunday

    Angelique Encens. :)

    ~Silk
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    Re: SotD Saturday 10 September

    Aqaba. My sample's almost empty...looks like I'll have to spring for a full bottle soon. It's loooovely.:)

    ~Silk
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    Re: do ladies like bois du portugal

    I think this is a legitimate question. I think that when people ask this question, they're not always looking for a quickfix be all end all pheremone-like substance, but rather something to give them...
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    Re: E.D. Luce Atomizer caps/hoods???

    Anyone? Anyone?[smiley=undecided.gif]

    *shameless bump*

    ~Silk
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    Re: SOTD Friday 9 September 2005

    Sexual for women by Michael Germain. I really like this scent...muy spicy!

    ~Silk
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    Re: Une Rose vs Rose Absolute

    Yeah. I think you want Rose Absolue ;) but you can't go wrong with giving them all a try!

    ~Silk
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 9 September

    Sexual for women by Michael Germain. I really like this scent...muy spicy!

    ~Silk
  30. Re: You're wearing WHAT? Name that scent game #7

    *muses that it would be pretty awesome if there WAS a perfume called pervert ale*

    ...

    *decides that she would wear it*

    ~Silk
  31. Re: New wardrobes, links - D&G icon in posts & mor

    Hey, I have a quick question. Is there any way to have the same fragrance in multiple parts of your wardrobe? Ie, in collection and in decants or swaps, or in tested and in wish list (these two come...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 8 September 2005

    Aqua Allegoria Rosa Magnifica today! I needed a wake-me-upper.;)

    ~Silk
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, September 8

    Aqua Allegoria Rosa Magnifica today! I needed a wake-me-upper.;)

    ~Silk
  34. Re: Match your favorite perfumes with color

    I see perfumes in a lot of different ways, from people (mostly historical or mythological lol), to personas, to moods. *Another way I see them is more like outfits rather than colors...so I kinda...
  35. Re: look what I just scored..Apres l'Ondee parfum!

    Now that looks veerrry nice. Pretty bottle. Congratulations:) Sorry, I got no info for you either though.

    ~Silk
  36. Re: New wardrobes, links - D&G icon in posts & mor

    Grazie :)

    ~Silk
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    Re: New: Ralph Lauren Pure Turquoise.

    Yeah, I would like to know what the EdP bottle looks like, too. The parfum bottle is very very pretty, I hope the EdP's bottle is just as nice.

    Notes sound interesting though.:) Will definitely...
  38. Thread: MAC

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    Re: MAC

    Yes LLS, these are perfumes now, not music! *tsk tsk* :)

    That's adorable. It's great that she was nice about it, unlike some sales assistants.

    ~Silk
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    Re: Am I a Snob?

    Hahaha, that's brilliant. Like "no shirts, no shoes, no service", only with designer clothing.

    Which reminds me of a hilarious but only mildy related incident: On a school trip to the southern end...
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    Re: Une Rose vs Rose Absolute

    Aww, you know I love you ;).

    I think it's a matter of why a person doesn't love roses. If they are simply not a floral person, masculine or feminine, sweet or not, then I agree with you, they're...
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    Re: Most worn in August?

    Whoops, I forgot about this thread.:)

    August, being my first month of Basenotey-obsession, was a month of much sampling. Things I hated only got worn that once, but almost everything got sampled...
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    E.D. Luce Atomizer caps/hoods???

    Hey guys! I'm having a problem with the E.D. Luce (essentialsupplies.com) 1/3 oz. atomizers...cracks keep appearing in the little plastic caps/hoods! Does this happen to anyone else? If so, does it...
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    Re: Luca's top ten

    That's pretty tough. Now, I haven't sampled everything that I want to sample yet, but as it stands, this is what I think:

    Amouage Gold for Women
    Must de Cartier
    Bandit
    Angelique Encens
    Annick...
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    Re: Am I a Snob?

    It depends on how you define snob.

    If a snob is someone who not only is overly selective, but also snubs others for their more ordinary tastes, then no, you are not a snob.

    If, by a more...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 7 September

    Annick Goutal Rose Absolue for me today! *lovitylovelove*

    ~Silk
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    Re: Une Rose vs Rose Absolute

    Yeah, I did write a really short review of Rose Absolue in a SOTD thread. Here it is:

    Wearing Annick Goutal Rose Absolue today, and I still love it. *A very complex scent for a soliflore. *Elegant...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, September 7

    Wearing Annick Goutal's Rose Absolue to write a review for Violet. I don't think I could love a rose more.

    ~Silk
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6 August

    I've got Fleurissimo on the back of one hand, and Fantasia de Fleurs on the back of the other. *sniffy sniff* From descriptions I thought they'd be somewhat similar, but they're two different animals...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 September

    I've got Fleurissimo on the back of one hand, and Fantasia de Fleurs on the back of the other. *sniffy sniff* From descriptions I thought they'd be somewhat similar, but they're two different animals...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 2 September

    whoops wrong thread, sorry :(
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    Re: SotD Labor Day Sept 5

    Powertesting today at the local department store...I've got Magie Noire (guh), Youth Dew (nice, but the niche has been filled with better, and it's kinda off balance), Baby Phat (ehguh, vaguely...
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    Re: SotD Monday 5 September

    Powertesting today at the local department store...I've got Magie Noire (guh), Youth Dew (nice, but the niche has been filled with better, and it's kinda off balance), Baby Phat (ehguh, vaguely...
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    Sounds like a spectacular idea! And ebay seems like the place to do it.

    I was thinking however that you'd probably get more money in total if you split these into male, female, and unisex...
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    Re: SOTE Sunday Sept 4

    Changed to Fleurissimo for the evening.

    ~Silk
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    Re: SotD Sunday 4 September

    Wow, sounds amazing. Glad you had fun.:)

    Changed to Fleurissimo for my SOTE.

    ~Silk
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    Re: Tried My Queen today at Nordstrom

    [smiley=cry.gif]

    I hope you're wrong, and that when I test it I'll find it amazing. I'm really looking forward to this one, from the notes to the ads and the concept and the name. *crosses her...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 4 September

    I picked Must de Cartier this slightly chilly windy morn'.

    ~Silk
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    Re: SotD Sunday 4 September

    I love Uncle Vanya! Have so much fun.:)

    I'm wearing Must de Cartier on this slightly chilly windy morn'.

    ~Silk
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    Re: white shoulders?

    My mother loooved this fragrance. She used to wear it all the time. In fact, she still has two bottles and wears it occasionally.

    It is very soft and gentle. To my nose, it is pure tuberose...
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    Re: Few more questions from a Newb

    See this is where it's better to be a fragrance-obsessed girls...I can ask anyone I want.:)

    For me, I find that it's usually stronger than I perceive myself, but if I can't smell it at ALL it's...
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    Re: Few more questions from a Newb

    When I think of signature scent, I don't think of the scent that's most versatile ie I could wear anytime. Rather, I think of the scent that best suits my personality and my spirit, even if it's not...
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    Re: SotD Saturday Sept 3

    Tried Douce Amere for the first time today, thanks to a sample from Buffalo Gal. I really like it, but I find the anise note just a bit too strong for me. Yet another Serge Lutens that suffers from a...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3 September

    Tried Douce Amere for the first time today, thanks to a sample from Buffalo Gal. I really like it, but I find the anise note just a bit too strong for me. Yet another Serge Lutens that suffers from a...
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    Re: Serge Lutens @ parfum1.com, need help

    I wrote a review for it on the men's board, check it out: http://www.basenotes.net/community/YaBB.pl?num=1125672874

    I thought it was nice, but could have been a lot better if the almondy-sweet...
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    Re: What's "in" for you college women?

    I agree, timberwolf, but most college women aren't that into fragrance. *They pick their favorite one or two and stick with it.

    These are the ones I find that are most in with my friends right...
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    Re: Decipher the basenote icons!

    Nah, help is Eau de merveilles.
    Fragrances wanted is Aqua allegoria.
    And I thought the male and female discussion was just any annick goutals, male and female respectively.

    ~Silk
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 2 September

    Datura Noir for me, today. This is my second testing, and I think I can now write a full review of it. It's on the mens board, and I'd love to know what everyone else who has tried it thinks!

    ~Silk
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    Serge Lutens - Datura Noir review

    This Serge Lutens creation had me very intrigued, but unfortunately, fell short of my expectations due to one note. It begins beautifully, with bright manderine, heady tuberose, uplifting osmanthus...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2 September

    Datura Noir for me, today. This is my second testing, and I think I can now write a full review of it. Please read, and I'd love to know what everyone else who tries it thinks!

    ~Silk
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    I'm with you, Paul. Most of my favorite fragrances are of the heavier, cooler weather variety. I've been bending the rules or sometimes outright breaking them, though, by wearing them in my...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1 September

    Wore MPG George Sand today from a sample (courtesy of LLS:)). I have to say, although I find it very nice, I also find it fairly masculine...especially the dry down. And I also smell a strong hit of...
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    Re: SOTD THURSDAY 1ST SEPTEMBER

    Wore MPG George Sand today from a sample (courtesy of LLS:)). I have to say, although I find it very nice, I also find it fairly masculine...especially the dry down. And I also smell a strong hit of...
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    Re: Fasten your seatbelts...Hummer H2

    OK wow IPaidForThisName, setting aside the fact that you've just committed about 5 logical fallacies in your argument (straw man fallacy? slippery slope fallacy? both present), Iluvscent does not...
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    Re: Celebrity Fragrances

    I think most celebrities put out fragrances simply to have their name on one more thing and to increase their publicity. If a celebrity really had a lot to do with creating the fragrance, then I...
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    Re: $5K deep....what did I learn?

    Very nice posts, Ron. I think you've got a good top 20 going on, and I really liked reading all of your descriptions.

    I would suggest you check out the Amouage line, especially Amouage Gold for...
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    Re: Patchouli Girl and the Prada Socialite

    Hahahahaha.

    I totally agree with you, and I think the answer to the "age" question lies in your last line. "The only true limitations are those of the mind." But keep in mind that those are very...
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    Re: The current "I smell it everywhere"

    It's still Aqua di Gio. Gahh. I find it nice, but ridiculously ubiquitious. But even if it weren't everywhere, it would still be just "nice".

    ~Silk
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    Re: I need help please

    Yeah I agree with Fufu...you should take into account HER preferences in scent. After all, life isn't about matching your boyfriend or simply wearing something he likes to smell...she should smell...
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    Re: A fragance for...

    Hahaha, indeed. A scent that both the luxury loving crowd and the bohemian crowd would shun! Perfect!

    ~Silk
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    Re: I ordered Kingdom blind!

    I'm probably going to end up buying this one blind myself. It sounds lovely, from both the notes and the reviews people give! Even the negative reviews are usually negative in ways that make me think...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 31 Aug

    Well it's been a dry, rainless, humid time all summer long until two days ago. Since then it's been raining non stop. And so, on this drippy, cool, crisp and decidedly un-humid morn, I'm donning Must...
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    Re: SOTD WEDNESDAY 31ST AUGUST

    Well it's been a dry, rainless, humid time all summer long until two days ago. Since then it's been raining non stop. And so, on this drippy, cool, crisp and decidedly un-humid morn, I'm donning Must...
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    Re: A fragance for...

    Loves luxury and yet bohemian? Methinks a contradiction exists here... [smiley=rolleyes.gif]

    ~Silk
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday August 30

    I'm wearing Angelique Encens for the first time today, and I think I love it. This is not going to be an everyday fragrance for me, but it suits my mood just perfectly some days and today is one of...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30 August

    Please tell us about it!!! I'm dying to know what the montale oud line smells like. I will probably get some samples from Aedes, but I would love your opinions to help me narrow down which ones I...
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    Re: French Connection United Kingdom

    And here I happen to like the name.:) I have a tightfitting black tee that reads across it in small white letters "cool as fcuk" and I love it. Very hip and sassy. They make nice stuff. Overpriced,...
  87. Fantasia d Fleurs vs. Fleurissimo?Creed for women?

    There doesn't seem to be much discussion about the women's creed scents, except maybe angelique encens, so I'd love some opinions.

    I recently got a sample of Fleurissimo, and I really like it. I...
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    Re: Keiko Mecheri - Oliban

    A fleur de peau! Fleur de peau is very sexy, with its leather and civet, lightly floral jasmine, and spices. Very wearable for a guy, very lovable for all. I think it's a must-try. It's best KM I've...
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    Re: SotD, Monday August 29

    Wore The Different Company Osmanthus today...it's nice but rather unexciting.

    ~Silk
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    Re: SotD Monday 29 August

    Wore The Different Company Osmanthus today...it's nice but rather unexciting.

    ~Silk
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    Re: Unique, excellent and perfect

    Agreed.

    Furthermore, osme, I believe you're being a little nitpicky. Granted, you are correct, and I must confess that this is also one of my pet peeves, but I attend a prestigious university and...
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    Re: SOTD sunday 28 August

    Wearing Annick Goutal Rose Absolue today, and I still love it. A very complex scent for a soliflore. Elegant and seductive. There's a spice to it, not the type that smells like an added spice, but...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 28 August

    Wearing Annick Goutal Rose Absolue today, and I still love it. A very complex scent for a soliflore. Elegant and seductive. There's a spice to it, not the type that smells like an added spice, but...
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    Re: New member from Stockholm, Sweden

    *waves*

    Hi.:) Welcome.

    ~Silk
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    Re: Sotd Saturday 27 August

    Aqaba sample for me today. I'm really liking this. Thinking...decant? Or bottle? Whenever I can shell out the money, that is lol.

    ~Silk
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 26 August

    Thanks guys! :) I had a good one.

    ~Silk
  97. Re: You're wearing WHAT? Name that scent game #5

    Mmmm, looks like VIP for men by Giorgio Beverly Hills. :)

    ~Silk
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    Re: SotD, Sat Aug 27

    A sample of Aqaba again. I'm a fan.:)

    ~Silk
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26 August

    Thanks Aaron.:)
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    Re: 1stperfume.com?

    Yeah...I did some looking around but didn't find any information on them...the search is kinda wacky and I guess I must have just missed the reference to 1stperfume.com as a mirror site...*sigh* But...
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