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  1. Re: Last chance to get in on the Basenotes Fragrance Sample program

    Samples arrived in Melbourne, Australia!
  2. My life would not be complete without Ayala...

    My life would not be complete without Ayala Moriel perfumes! Cmon, my miniature collection NEEDS them!
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    I'm in love with travel. I'm in love with maps....

    I'm in love with travel. I'm in love with maps. I'm in love with this idea.

    How perfect, I'm picturing smelling this and being on The Beagle with Charles Darwin.
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    I love the description in this; a delicate floral...

    I love the description in this; a delicate floral mixed with bookish, earthy grounding. Props for referencing CB I Hate Perfume In The Library-- it's one of my favourite scents bu I find it's just...
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    This sounds divine! Male scent or not, I would...

    This sounds divine! Male scent or not, I would wear it with pride.
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    I am not sure I am ready for more Calone, but...

    I am not sure I am ready for more Calone, but apart from that small fact, the rest of this brief sounds amazing. I can picture it with the slightest hint of clay, and olive (brought by the merchant...
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    Mmm, the comforting purse smell. I tend to find...

    Mmm, the comforting purse smell. I tend to find most (if not all) leather fragrances just have this 'warmth' to them that is completely contrary to the scent of a loved purse (my own, at least). If...
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    It does sound romantic! I am in agreement with...

    It does sound romantic! I am in agreement with Asha, I am terribly bored of the 'clean shirt' smells, though they were a revelation at first. I think a 'worn shirt' smell could be killer; provided...
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    I can smell this in my mind, and it looks like...

    I can smell this in my mind, and it looks like these beautiful chips of amber I use to make jewellery. I would wear this in a HEARTBEAT, no questions. I agree that the fruity, citrusy elements should...
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    Re: Basenotes...The Fragrance (AKA Pong Idol)

    I should have asked earlier, will there be an official mode of signing up to purchase the sample pack, or should we just register interest here?

    Because: INTERESTED!
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    Re: Basic Wardrobe Editing now available

    Yes! Thank you, I've been attempting to use my wardrobe as an anti-wishlist so to speak: to say I WANT PERFUMES FOR CHRISTMAS, BUT NOT THE ONES LISTED HERE. Hahaha.

    Grant, you do so much for us...
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    Re: Basic Wardrobe Editing now available

    *crosses fingers*

    Mass edit, mass edit, mass edit....
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    Re: Basenotes...The Fragrance (AKA Pong Idol)

    It's funny because it's true :thumbsup:
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    Re: Basenotes...The Fragrance (AKA Pong Idol)

    Oh my god oh my god oh my god! This is the most awesome idea ever! I can't wait!
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs Parfums

    Sorry about the confusion! I don't mean the seasonal miniatures, I mean the miniature set of the Les Exclusifs that were given out at the runways, and the SAs at my local Chanel told me they were...
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs Parfums

    If I am not mistaken, the miniatures come in a set of eleven - although there are rumours that there is an additional miniature. The set of eleven contains:

    # Sycomore
    # 28 La Pausa
    # 31 Rue...
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs Parfums

    I've been calling around, it seems the only place that sells the miniatures (I'm specifically interested in the set of miniatures) is the Paris boutique. If someone was to make an order from Paris,...
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    Re: Basic Wardrobe Editing now available

    Is there a way to delete all the fragrances in the wardrobe and start again from scratch, or do I have to do it for each fragrance? *crosses fingers and hopes for mass-edit option*
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    Re: Chanel Les Exclusifs Parfums

    :O!!!! Do they still make the miniatures of the Les Exclusifs? I would give my left arm for a set (or failing that, money ;))
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    Re: Pet perfume!

    I understand that not everyone agrees with the concept of dog perfume, but that is not the issue here. I am asking about advice on how to go about making a dog perfume, not about the ethics of...
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    Pet perfume!

    I'd like to make a pet perfume, in the vein of Oh My Dog! and Oh My Cat! I know that animal noses are very sensitive, so I'd have to make a very mild concoction, alcohol-free.

    What non-alcohol...
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    Violent notes

    What notes would you use to express rage in a perfume, and why?

    I want to make a scent that smells like the color red behind your eyelids, when you're so infuriated you can barely think straight....
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    Re: Failing miserably

    Humid is putting it mildly! It's the dead of summer here, averages about 41 celcius / 109 fahrenheit with about 70% humidity.

    I hadn't even thought of the alcohol being affected by the humidity!...
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    Failing miserably

    I have no idea what I'm doing wrong; but my fragrances seem to be too volatile.

    Once I've created them - bam - perfect. I'll test them before I put them down to cure, and they're great! The...
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    Re: UPDATED: Perfumer's Alcohol

    That's fantastic, thanks! (The price is certainly a lot nicer, too!)
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    Re: Recent Compliments

    I received my FIRST-EVER perfume compliment today!

    West Side by Bond No 9.
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    UPDATED: Perfumer's Alcohol

    Hi everyone!

    I've just discovered that CSR manufactures perfumer's grade alcohol! According to the website, it's very highly concentrated with a neutral odour, and has been denatured to reduce the...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 minis

    Yes, that would be so completely awesome!

    I know they do small (~8ml) tester bottles, but they're just glass vial-types. None of the delightful star-shaped bottles :(
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    Re: Sotd Wednesday 5th December 2007

    I am repeatedly spritzing myself with Provocative Woman so that the vial will be EMPTY and I will remember to put something else in my handbag!
  30. Poll: Re: LADIES ONLY! How do You Count Your Wardrobe?

    If it's an official bottle from the company, it's in my collection - so yes, my 1.5mL Chanel Parfums count ;)

    If it's a d*cant or a sample, it doesn't count, no matter how much I like it or how...
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    Re: Today I bought... (for December 2007)

    I'm a MONSTER.

    Today I bought YSL Rive Gauche, Baby Doll, Paris, Cinema and Opium. YESTERDAY I bought a lot of Bond No. 9 samples on eBay. The day before that? Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Anisia Bella...
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    Re: SotD Monday 3rd December

    Elizabeth Arden Provocative Woman. It was the only thing lurking in my handbag D:
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    Re: If you could only pick 3

    Narciso Rodriguez for Her
    Clinique Happy
    Creed Fleurs de Gardenia

    Agreed, a hard one.
  34. Re: Buying minis a good way of starting a collection?

    It really varies from seller to seller. To make sure I don't get ripped off, I look into the seller's history; if any of their negative feedback mentions 'off' or counterfeit bottles, I don't buy...
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    Re: SotD Sunday December 2nd, 2007

    I am swimmingly fresh in Ralph Lauren Pure Turquoise.
  36. Re: Buying minis a good way of starting a collection?

    I think a part of my soul died a little when I saw that German woman's perfume collection. I ASPIRE to have a collection like that!

    Back on topic though, I think miniatures are a great way to...
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    Re: Pulling it off

    Woo! At least when Diva kicks up a stink, it smells good ;)
  38. Re: You know you're becoming a Perfumista when...

    ...when your entire month's paycheck goes on blind buys (anyone want a Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Anisia Bella? Sprayed once!)
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    Re: Complete noob

    A very good question! EDP and EDT refer to the strength of the perfume. Much like alcohol, there are different concentrations: from light beer to wine to spirits to that awful syrup one tries just...
  40. Re: The Official Michael Storer Test Sample Discussion Thread

    Got mine today (all the way to Australia! YAY!)

    This scent brought tears to my eyes, twice. Firstly, I opened the mail and was greeted by a peppery, slightly soapy (but not chemical) cloud. Little...
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    Re: Complete noob

    If a fragrance has similar notes to a fragrance you know you like, odds are good that you'll like the new fragrance too. However, due to the formulation of some, even ones with the same notes can...
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    Re: Complete noob

    Welcome, noob! (Soon you will be l33t, just from absorbing the enthusiasm here!)

    Notes are kind of like ingredients in meals. When you make lasagna, you can taste the cheese, and the tomato, and...
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    Re: Is there a 'best' brand of lipstick?

    DIOR ADDICT. Looks great, smells great, tastes great, feels great. I bought mine at a Dior boutique, and now I can't find the color online! ;_;
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    Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

    I think we have similar faces ;)

    I use a Physician's Formula double-ended concealer: yellow to mask the darkness, and fleshtone to mask the yellow xD
    ...
  45. Re: Ladies help!!! Have I been sold a fake Lolita Lempicka???

    If that b@stard leaves you negative feedback, you leave negative feedback right back! Also, google the paypal email, and report them on every selling site you can find them connected with (eBay, etc)...
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    Re: Great perfume porn

    AUUUUUUGH. That has been on my wishlist for SO long. Stroke it gently for me >_>
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    Re: can i wear tabu??? people won't accept it

    Well, I bet your brother smells like gym socks, so who cares what he thinks of a perfume?

    If you like Tabu, douse yourself in it: wear it for yourself, not for anyone else.
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    Re: SotD Monday 10 September

    Narciso Rodrigues for her layered with Agent Provocateur-- I feel like Mata Hari.
  49. Thread: Atomizers?

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    Re: Atomizers

    I love http://www.accessoriesforfragrances.com/

    They provide all kinds of atomizers, roll-ons, as well as the pipettes and funnels to make it quick and clean!
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    Re: Sniffing styles!

    That is definitely a good thing. If I don't catch a whiff during normal daily activities, I feel a bit let down. The scent is as much for me as for anyone else!
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    Re: Birthday Pressie

    Late on the bandwagon, but Lauren Style by Ralph Lauren is a great pick!
  52. Re: Demeter fragrances now available in 11ml .33oz bottles

    Oh wow! It's about time :)
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    Re: Black Orchid Voile de Fleur

    Oo! Thanks for the heads-up, I will definitely be keeping a lookout for it!
  54. Thread: Ageist!

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    Re: Ageist!

    How outrageous! I certainly hope you didn't end up buying anything from there.

    I'm such a vindictive buyer, if a salesperson offends me, I will go out of my way to make sure they don't get a sale...
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    Re: Pictures of Perfumers

    Aww, that's disappointing!
  56. Re: The most obscure fragrance in your collection?

    Mine would be Pure Tiffany by Tiffany & Co. I'm sure you can get it at any Tiffany boutique but I never see anyone mention it, it's not in the Basenotes directory, and it smells DIVINE! Magnolia,...
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    Re: Sniffing styles!

    Okay, I LOLed xD There is nothing at all wrong with your technique, and if any snitty perfume shop assistant takes umbrage at your method of assessment, then take your money elsewhere!

    I myself...
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    Re: Taking care of your fragrance...CREED

    Oooh, some good questions!

    1) Unfortunately, I'm a Creed virgin so I can't help you there ;)

    2) This could depend. I have taken perfumes on overseas flights as well as had them air-couriered,...
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    Re: wardrobe--scent as a swap

    In your wardrobe it's showing as in your collection, and if you click the 'swap list' tab above the list of perfumes in your collection, it shows that you've got Kai listed as a swappable fragrance....
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    Re: Malle's En Passant- sexy or no?

    Seconded. While scents like Agent Provocateur tend tobe more IN YOUR FACE sexy, I fine En Passant to be the kind of scent that draws others in. Instead of screaming I'M SEXY DAMMIT, it whispers I...
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    Re: Good news for Australians...

    Try not to worry about your wallet, not everyone's an a**hole. :D I have personally witnessed a wallet with $5000 cash in it returned to it's rightful owner with every dollar intact.
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    Re: "do not rub your wrists together"

    I went to an aromatherapy session once, and when I rubbed my wrists together the saleswoman almost had a fit and started yelling at me. I just gave her this withering look and said "What am I going...
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    Re: What was your best blind buy?

    I blind-bought Hugo Deep Blue as a gift for my father... however, after I opened it to take a smell, there was no way he was getting it! MINE, ALL MINE!
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    Pixel perfume bottles for wardrobe icons

    Who makes the pixelated perfume bottles for wardrobe icons? I adore playing with pixel art and I'd be delighted if I could help out and iconise some of the image-less bottles we have!
  65. Re: Have you ever had a dream about scents?

    I know you're not supposed to be able to smell in your dreams, but I have perfumed dreams all the time. I guess it just goes to show how addicted we all are!
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    Re: Hurt Old Lady

    I must say, I LOVE it when I get told I smell like an 'old lady'.

    To me, this means I smell worldly, wise, trustworthy. It means I'm graceful and elegant, and that I can be sexy without being...
  67. Re: Help me find my sensual, sexy, seductress' scent!

    I nineteenth Agent Provocateur (no matter what I'm wearing, it makes me feel like I'm Elizabeth Taylor in 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof') and definitely try En Passant by Frederic Malle. It's not cheap, but...
  68. Re: The smell of flesh, life, and death: Perfume - The Coffret of the Senses

    I wish I had USD$700. Forget rent, medical expenses, food... I NEED THIS!
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    Re: retail prices

    Oh no! What happened, did you find a sale, or did a department store rip you off with their over-inflated prices?
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    Re: Curse you, eBay!

    I collect the miniature bottles, so I don't mind not trying them until they arrive-- and hardly anywhere near me sells the minis. And there are always people like me who will trade for more! Besides,...
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    Curse you, eBay!

    I just spent over $200 on perfume on eBay! *cries*

    Although, it means my mailbox will shortly throw up some miniatures for me (and I buy blind :embarassed: but that means there might be goodies up...
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    Re: Tuberose and gardenia

    Oooh, go into a Tiffany store and cover yourself with the Pure Tiffany tester they have out. It's big on the tuberose, and smells like white florals. Apparently it has no gardenia in it, but I swear...
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    Re: Has anyone tried Darling????

    I never thought of looking at it from underneath! But the first time I saw the bottle, all I could think was "Okay, Kylie, darling... you're taking the 'world's best bum' thing a little too far. I am...
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    I must be a perfume pretender, because to me, Chanel No. 5 smells like cat urine and I can't get any other scent out of it!

    Needless to say, it puts me off whatever my mind was originally set to.
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    Re: Has anyone tried Darling????

    I tried it at a department store, I found that it smelled very... immature. It smells like something you get in a gift set for a seven year old. Very fruity.

    And actually, I hate the bottle. :P...
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    Re: Deconstructing the Malle Questionaire

    Well, someone's a smarty pants! My email came this morning, and I was recommended Carnal Flower and En Passant. Here are my answers!

    Do you have any particular desire at the moment? : I'd like...
  77. Re: hopelessly fragrance ignorant high schooler in desperate need of help

    I always wished the boys in my high school would wear fragrance. But then... I went to school with a bunch of neanderthals.

    I love Hugo Dark Blue. It's a lovely masculine scent, but not...
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    Re: Deconstructing the Malle Questionaire

    I just filled this out... and whoever reads my answers is going to think 'oh god, there is a total lunatic out there who thinks our perfumes are love potions'. My answers were basically to the effect...
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