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    Re: Suggestions for Fall/Winter (Paris)

    Thank you both so much! Yes, I did leave behind Apres L'ondee partly because I simply can't wear what I wore in California in Paris. I have a lot of pretty roses and violets. I had a soliflore phase...
  2. Re: Has anyone or anything (food, for instance) ever ruined a fragrance for you?

    I used to douse myself in Lancome Hypnose before going out to parties in Paris before the smoking ban. Now all I get when I sniff it is secondhand smoke.
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    Suggestions for Fall/Winter (Paris)

    It's been so long since I visited the boards as I've just moved to Paris from California.
    Happy to report that I've already visited the Serge Lutens boutique and they were extremely generous with...
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    Re: Worst fragrance note

    Pear. It reeks on my skin.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Barney's beauty event going on now, so I finally bought Byredo Gypsy Water
  6. Re: New Fragrance: Balenciaga Paris L’Essence

    I also tested them side by side and found them to be very similar... and I found myself preferring the original. The greener part of L'essence came on as a bit 'shrill' for me
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    Re: Kate Middleton.

    She'll be an 'icon' not because she has any personal style or particularly good taste, but simply because she married into royalty... but I do like the idea of her wearing a scent from a British...
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs.

    I now have Gardenia EDT and I'm kicking myself for not getting EDP... the longevity is awful.
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    Re: Most worn in August?

    Parfums de Rosine Rose D'ete and Ecume de rose
    Paul Smith Rose
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian Aqua Universalis Forte
    Caron Delir des roses
    Frederic Malle Une rose

    wow I didn't realise I wore so much...
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    Re: Worst/Best name for a fragrance?

    Worst: Bond "Scent of Peace", any variations of Jessica Simpson "Fancy", Justin Bieber "Someday", Joop!, Big Pony
    Best: Tabac blond, Après l'ondée, L'Heure bleue, Vol de nuit, Opium, Quand vient...
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    Re: Mystery Scent

    It's crazy when there's just nothing to even compare it to! I didn't think shampoo could smell so unique...
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    Re: Which are the best BIG floral perfumes?

    ^ Read my mind! Carnal Flower!

    It's too intense for me lol
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    Mystery Scent

    Has anyone ever come across a scent at some point, can't even begin to describe what it smells like, and it ends up haunting them for quite some time?

    There was a shampoo I loved 20something...
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 23rd June, 2011

    Drooooool!

    I am wearing Violette Precieuse by Caron
  15. Re: Wall of Fame and Shame: Good and Poor Customer Service

    Best:
    Barney's NYC, Saks Houston, Neiman Marcus

    Worst:
    Saks NYC, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom
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    Re: BeautyEcounter.com.

    With regards to receiving old/unsuitable merchandise... it can happen with even the most reputable retailer. I got a pair of used Uggs from Nordstrom before. The worst was a nearly 30-40% empty...
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    Re: What perfume has given you most compliments?

    Strangely... Dior Pure Poison and Gucci II
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    Re: Any love for Santa Maria Novella ?

    Haven't posted here in awhile but wore my much neglected Melograno recently. I first encountered SMN when I wandered into a boutique in Venice. I like Iris and Violetta and have tried on Rosa as...
  19. I am surprised that she chose this as there are...

    I am surprised that she chose this as there are plenty of British parfumeurs to choose from. Boadi is not known to have the best reputation in the industry...
  20. Thread: Dry Lips!

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    Re: Dry Lips!

    I have psycho lips... and I tend to get those cracks at the corner of my mouth when winter approaches. Otherwise they're always dry and peeling, so I've tried everything.
    Jo Malone does a Vitamin E...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 9 March 2011

    feeling fresh and green...
    Annick Goutal La Violette. I finally "get" this...
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    Re: sexy .sweet fresh rose?

    Frederic Malle Une Rose
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle Award

    the Agonist one really scares me... i can't even make out what that's supposed to be
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    Re: Ugliest Bottle Award

    http://ep.yimg.com/ca/I/yhst-86980190670864_2144_742887245
    Electric Youth
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    Re: San Francisco Spring Sniff???

    ohh i'd love to join! I might be out of the country around then, though, but if not, count me in!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 March 2011

    First spritz from my new full bottle of By Kilian Rose Oud... I adore it even more! Feels like it's doing a pretty dance around me... Just exquisite.
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    Re: Which celebrities should have fragrances?

    Vanessa Paradis... maybe cos I still love her Coco advert
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    Re: Help Me Find A Violet Fragrance

    I adooore violets and I'm always searching for the ultimate...
    I'd also recommend SL Bois de Violette... I didn't like the wood in it on my skin, but the violet in it is a great representation, and...
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    Re: Your emotional comfort scent

    BayKat, I'm so sorry for your loss... hope you take good care of yourself in these times.

    I suppose some of my 'comfort' scents are associated with memories... I turn to Guerlain Apres L'ondee,...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 01 March 2011

    ^^ Sending you warm thoughts! I love that film and glad to hear you are making memories together with your mother.

    My SOTD is Serge Lutens Louve.
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    Re: I don't think I can keep it up

    I feel like one of the few who have yet to order samples from places like TPC, though there are definitely plenty I'd love to try that I don't have access to!
    Since I've taken a more active interest...
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    Re: Camellias Fragrance

    Hm I am curious about camellia scents as well... there are scented ones and I actually grew up around camellia japonica oil.
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    Re: Female frags with good longevity

    On my skin... L'heure bleue, Fracas, by Kilian Liaisons dangereuses, frederic malle lipstick rose, and my decant from an older bottle of fleur de the rose bulgare.
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    Re: By Kilian Rose Oud alternatives?

    Oh and I have tried Rose essentielle! It disappeared so quickly on me, that all I remember was that it was quite pretty... it was probably because I was trying it on in Sephora. I do have a sample...
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    Re: By Kilian Rose Oud alternatives?

    I am a total oud newbie, so thanks so much for sharing your thoughts, everyone! It's definitely piqued my interest... maybe need to take the plunge and put in a TPC or poshpeasant order very soon. ...
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs.

    Thanks!

    At least that helps to narrow down my search a bit... unfortunate, though, that the nearest boutique is about an hour away (I'm lazy)
    Going to try No 18, La Pausa and 31 rue Cambon for...
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    Holly Golightly

    I stumbled across this shot from Breakfast at Tiffany's and thought it would be fun to start a thread about it...
    http://i52.tinypic.com/2r619no.png

    What fragrances would be on Holly Golightly's...
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    Re: Spring/Summer time frag

    I still hate paying for samples, but it can be worthwhile to avoid regrettable full bottle purchases!

    That said, Sephora and Nordstrom are generous with their samples. They'll make one for you...
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    by Kilian Liaisons Dangereuses is pretty strong with both sillage and longevity. Potent stuff imo
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs.

    I've been wondering about this line but have yet to sample a single one! Any recommendations for a floral girl? I'm liking the sound of No 18 and Bel Respiro...
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    Re: By Kilian Rose Oud alternatives?

    Thank you all for the great feedback!

    This is really the first oud that truly worked for me. And for that reason I've never tried any of the Montales. Will see if I can find a local stockist and...
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    By Kilian Rose Oud alternatives?

    So I've fallen for my by Kilian Rose Oud sample but it's just so pricey... I love it, but I don't want $350 of it. Any alternatives? (aside from a perfumedcourt decant)
    I could go prettier and...
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    Re: Guerlain Guidance

    I totally agree with BayKAT

    I'm also a beginner and I've found that subsequent tries have been so different from my impressions from the first.

    Apres L'ondee has come through as one of my...
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    Re: US source for Rosine Diabolo Rose?

    Yay thank you! First time I tried it from what was left of my sample set, it didn't really grab me. Loved it this time around.

    Also considering Ecume but it reaaally lacks longevity on me. Gone...
  45. Re: SOTD - 14 feb 2011 - Happy Valentines Day (And its my birthday too!)

    Was in a rush this morning... Techncially I'm wearing Frederic Malle Iris Poudre, but I actually tried my sample of Opus II by Amouage and hated it, tried to get it off, and now I'm wearing a...
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    Re: US source for Rosine Diabolo Rose?

    Has anyone had any luck in finding Diabolo Rose in the US?

    Aedes doesn't. Barney's doesn't have it, nor does the distributor.

    Universal-perfume on ebay has more than 10 in stock at a good...
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    Re: Today I Bought : - > February 2011

    Serge Lutens Un Lys
    Serge Lutens A la nuit
    Caron Violette Precieuse
    Annick Goutal La Violette
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    Re: Violets and Roses

    I saw them on ebay for a very reasonable price. Might order a bottle just to see.

    As an update, received Borsari's Violetta di Parma and it stinks on me. Fortunately it was an inexpensive blind...
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    Re: Famous/Historic Scents

    Thank you! That's what I thought... finding something that would really evoke the past may be difficult with the changes throughout the years, but I will definitely revisit Jicky next time!
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    Re: New Fragrance: Rihanna - Reb’l Fleur

    I would have expected something much spicier, animalistic from her...

    Agreed on the name. Took a second take for me to figure out what the name was supposed to be lol I want to say "rebLUH...
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    Re: Violets and Roses

    Hmmm as for violets, thoughts, anyone, on Yardley's April Violets?

    I'm still eyeing the Meteorites EDT on ebay... I wonder if there is anything similar to Meteorites, if not even better?
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    Re: Violets and Roses

    Thank you all once again for the feedback! I appreciate it and am definitely compiling a list to guide me on my journey

    Am ordering the Rosines sample set as we speak.
    Excited to try all of...
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    Re: Today I Bought.... JANUARY 2011 !!!

    Creed Fleurs de The Rose Bulgare ^^
  54. Re: Should you wear a fragrance for yourself of for the ladies?

    Well I'm not a guy but I think one's fragrance should be an extension of oneself -- a self expression... I love it when a guy has a signature scent that really just somehow suits their personality...
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    Re: Where can I get samples in the UK?

    Hm I know from ordering things from Chanel's website that they are pretty good about including a fragrance sample in there and they do ship worldwide. In fact, I think I have a Bleu de Chanel sample...
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    Re: Famous/Historic Scents

    Thanks for posting that ^^

    What I'm wanting to know if any of you have tried any of these and whether there were any in particular that are still possible to obtain today that are worthwhile? I...
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    Re: Favorite Fragrance Advertisements

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmPl-Q5H3qs
  58. Re: Name a fragrance that whenever you smell, brings back good, or bad memories

    Bad Memories: Those older Ralph Lauren men's scents... my mother's criminally nightmare of an ex boyfriend wore these.
    Tommy Girl and Clinique Happy... obnoxious girls in school used to wear these....
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    Famous/Historic Scents

    I'm a huge classic movie fan, so naturally I've been interested in what my favorite stars wore...

    I know alot of these older fragrances have gone through reformulations, and in my research it...
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    Re: Violets and Roses

    Hi all,
    Thank you all for the warm welcome and all of the suggestions! I took notes and headed to Neiman Marcus and Barney's amidst the holiday chaos to see what I could get ahold of to try.
    And of...
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    Violets and Roses

    Hi all,

    I'm new here and have just started to take a more "active" interest in my fragrances... meaning make more well educated purchases. I'd really like to fall in love with a scent and make it...
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