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  1. Re: Only by looking at the Scent of the Day page...

    I get most of my sampling/purchasing ideas from SotD. It's been a sure thing, even if a scent isn't totally me I can totally appreciate it as it's own construct and why it's enjoyable to others. A...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    ^Quoted for truth! I wasn't that impressed by it though so it was slightly awkward watching him describe scent heaven; which he noticed and it just egged him on lol. There was a weird fuzzy cloud...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Champagne de Bois is glorious, I haven't tried the other two yet but am looking forward to it. I try out scents like a homebound troll, not wanting to go out with an untested one. On a related...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Good can't wait to read it! I might be crazy for the gourmand take on Rose Volupte, not sure yet. It does smell spicy-berry-mulled-winish to me though despite rose definitely being present. I do...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Velvet Rose is just now starting to fade to almost nothing, so I put on Rose Volupte (free sample, wasn't listed on receipt when I c/p'd purchase) because I'm intrigued by her take on rose. This one...
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    Re: Who buys niche perfumes and why?

    ^that right there is a big draw for me as well.
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Will do! I'm still trying the ones you sent, so far it's love! I think I'm going to go for Velvet Rose first. Originally I ordered 3 but changed it for more after reading all the great reviews. ...
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    Re: Who buys niche perfumes and why?

    I like niche for the novelty of smelling something I can't identify yet is amazing. There are a lot of surprises and ah-ha moments, it's just fun. I'm 33 and have long browsed counter offerings and...
  9. Re: Hmmm...A Fragrance "Primer" Spray? "Canvas and Concrete"

    I just read the website, they posted this on the male version description:

    "It's even been shown to last until the next morning which is great for all of you "dirty stay outs", we can say that...
  10. Re: Hmmm...A Fragrance "Primer" Spray? "Canvas and Concrete"

    I'm intrigued by this. I love natural perfumes but they do tend to fade on me quickly which is a damn shame. I just threw down more money than I ever have on a single bottle of perfume, but I wear...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Just got my 7 samples today, I'm already wearing perfume though....but it's been 6-ish hours and I could use a shower. I should wash my hair and start over today with glorious newness.
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    Re: Creamy, sweet and spicy?

    It's not a screamer in either creamy or spicy, but it's got both. There's sandalwood in it and it's a gourmand, so I think it was toned down purposefully as not to overpower that aspect. That's my...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I hope everyone wears Norne at some point, tamed or untamed it's an experience, wow. Totally agree on ouds being more of a challenge, and love Jeke as well. I already had coco blanc on today but...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Norne fairy tale regality is probably safer kept close for the sake of all the damsels haha



    I totally agree on the hard to wear part. I'm firmly in the camp of "wear what you like" but for me...
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    Re: 2 new fragrances from guerlain -- warning

    The best part of this fragrance is the creation of this thread. I lol'd. Cats and the captive target market...my kids at 3 would've loved one with a top note of mac and cheese, heart of gummy...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Just got my Slumberhouse sample pack last night, I'm amazed. My husband has stolen them. His favorite is Pear + Olive and mine is Norne. Lemme tell ya (what most here already know) something about...
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    Re: Creamy, sweet and spicy?

    My favorite atm is a creamy/sweet/spicy one, Coco Blanc by House of Matriarch. Notes: Sandalwood absolute, massoia lactone*, boutique distilled Hawaiian vanilla, chai spices, butter, special...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 9 February, 2014.

    Glad some pampering has helped you out ErinK!

    I went with Coco Blanc from House of Matriarch. Cozy and delicious, perfect for a low key day at home in the cold!
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    Re: Samples and things

    Thank you!



    Thanks :) I'm pretty excited too, my poor husband is confused though because of some of the unisex ones. I'm trying to explain the rules of "If you like it, wear it!" but he's...
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    Re: Samples and things

    My apologies, won't happen again!
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    Re: Samples and things

    Sure! I'm in total sample mode right now, so I'll leave which one up to you and have it be a surprise :)
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    Re: Samples and things

    If you're continental US then you got it! Just pm an addy to send it to, I'll get to the post office Monday, very latest Tuesday. I hope you love them, gotta post what you think!
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    Re: My take on the Hermes Un Jardin Series

    Very good review, Un Jardin sur le Nil and Un Jardin Après La Mousson sound particularly good but for the "fleeting" and "transparent" qualities. Is it me, or are a lot of perfumes going the...
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    Re: New on BN - What do you suggest?

    Hi Peppermoon, samples are awesome they keep you from getting stuck in a rut imo :)

    From the notes you mentioned I have one that stands out, it's from 2009 and it's a nice clean daytime perfume....
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    Re: Samples and things

    I was going to offer to pass on the 3.3ml Bohemian Black for others to try since it's lovely but not for me but then I got that omnipotent mom feeling. The one when you were a kid and offer to split...
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    Re: The best thing I heard an SA say...

    ^amazing, I love both of these
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    Re: Samples and things

    I got about a 3rd through my fragrance wardrobe and stopped just because they aren't worth mentioning. Starting over in the artistry and subculture direction :)
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    Re: Samples and things

    Thank you for your HoM insight, I agree with you fully and think I like indie/naturals more than mainstream. My initial "whine" upon coming here was that my perfumes all smell like generic cosmetic...
  29. Re: Why do some guys buy the same perfume for different women?

    I know I'd be put off by a standard gf perfume, and agree he's in denial about emotional connection to the scent. The thought that immediately jumped out was "Why are you on perfume lockdown because...
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    Re: Samples and things

    I had a shipping confirmation a couple of hours after the email, very prompt. Going to write them back today and gush thankfulness all over their inbox. Love for Coco Blanc and Epiphany too.


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    Re: Samples and things

    Looking forward to that one arriving, I think I made a cartoon worthy exaggerated sad face when I saw the 3.3ml was Bohemian Black rather than Blackbird!

    I tried Coco Blanc first, and I'm a...
  32. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: There Seems to be a Common Thread

    With you on wine and fragrance, been a longtime coffee slave. Wine was harder to get into, I liked white a lot but reds were hard. Then I discovered Port and it was game over! Riesling and Port are...
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    Re: Samples and things

    I agree too, but am also open to sending them back when it comes to an indie house. An established mainstream brand not so much! I got an email today from them saying to keep them, they were very...
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    Re: Samples and things

    Awesome, thank you I'll leave them pristine for the next person then!
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    Samples and things

    My first samples are arriving and it's been a mixed bag on a few fronts. From House of Matriarch I ordered 3.3ml atomizers of Blackbird and Coco Blanc, and they messed up the order. I got a 3.3ml...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Butter London- Wallis

    OPI- Russian Navy on the toes
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    Re: What perfume has given you most compliments?

    Ange Ou Demon Le Secret is the only one that has for me. It came as a sample in a Sephora order and I put it on because it was the Summer of Hades...over 110 degrees for like a month. Normally...
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    Re: Incredible! - Sonoma Scent Studio

    Beautiful reviews! I need 3 after reading, so another sample order for me :)

    Jour Ensoleillé

    Velvet Rose (I LOVE Bergamot and Rose together!)

    Fig Tree
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    Wonderful, I'll go with a smile I think! Great price on the samples though. I got screwed on some others that were too hard to get in person so I feel good about this. Highly anticipating their...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    You guys and this thread are a bad influence! I just ordered samples from Slumberhouse after reading the whole thing, sigh. I'm glad I restrained myself, Slumberhouse is uniquely suited to some of...
  41. Thread: Decision time!

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    Re: Decision time!

    DHS

    I'm biased though. My husband wear Eros to work sometimes so it's become the scent of corporate monotony in my mind :(
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - February 2014

    Voluspa~ Suede Blanc
  43. Thread: Hello, and...

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    Re: Hello, and...

    It was that good!! I freely admit I have issues of the great smelling kind though haha


    I ordered Coco Blanc and Blackbird from House of Matriarch without noticing the fragrance profile for...
  44. Thread: Hello, and...

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    Re: Hello, and...

    Wonderful thank you! I'm going to be drowning in samples soon, just noticed some delivery confirmations in my email. Neroli jasmine was something that came up today though, so just now digging in...
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    Re: Room Scent of the Day - February 2014

    Home scents for me are the very last of Diptyque holiday candle extravaganza: Pomander and Pin. I told myself I would cap them and save for next Christmas but I couldn't let them go.
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    Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    I saw this and have to post because the only scent I've ever worn that my husband actually had to stop, smell, and know the entire story of was L'Occitane's lavender hand lotion. It does smell...
  47. Thread: Hello, and...

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    Re: Hello, and...

    Thanks for the welcome and helpful links and suggestions! I'll look at it all for sure. Hoping to find more of a daytime thing than a Super sultry jasmine.
  48. Thread: Hello, and...

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    Hello, and...

    Hello Basenotes! Just activated my account after suddenly having a huge scent discovery interest that's lasted well over a month. I'm absolutely in the category of "just starting out." Went...
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