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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 22, 2014

    I am wearing Absolue Pour Le Soir by MFK. Morning all!

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/APLS4_zps48a0bae5.jpeg
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    SOTD: Friday, 22nd August, 2014

    Morning all! Need some confidence and strength today, so I am wearing Absolue Pour Le Soir by MFK. Smokey, bitter-sweet honey and resins - half holy, half-sexy. I just love this stuff, and think it...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 21, 2014

    I am wearing my sample of Sotto La Luna by Andy Tauer today

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/Gardenia-1_zpsd190be7d.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Good afternoon to all of the exercise freaks who are checking in on this thread :grin: I have a drawer full of exercise clothes but absolutely no motivation to wear them :happy: I tried to do a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Today is the turn of Mare, the last sample in the box of samples that Ipp so graciously sent me. Thanks once again, Ipp, for having graciously and generously provided these samples. Colin Maillard is...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Hello everyone! Wearing Lumiere Noire Pour Femme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian today (from a sample) - gorgeous, a smooth rose chypre with an animalic undertone. Received two compliments already today!...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 20th August 2014

    Hello everyone! Wearing Lumiere Noire Pour Femme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian today (from a sample) - gorgeous, a smooth rose chypre with an animalic undertone. Received two compliments already today!...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, August 19th

    Hello everyone! In Eva Kant by O'Driu today - thanks to the lovely Ipp for the generous sample! It's very futuristic!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Today, I am reviewing Vikt. This one surprised me the most out of all the Slumberhouse offerings to date, because it turned my expectations right on their head.

    I am not sure why, but I am very...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thanks, Danie! Yes, I really have to keep my eyes peeled for a bottle of Sova - would love to own it some day.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 18, 2014

    Inspired by Jon Rodgers, I am in Blue Amber by Montale today (from a sample)!

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/Blueamber_zps66c664e6.jpg
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 18th August, 2014.

    Hello everyone! Happy Monday to all (groan). Inspired by Jon, I am wearing a sample of Blue Amber by Montale.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/Blueamber_zps66c664e6.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Homage Attar by Amouage

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/pinkrose9x12resized_zps0d74953f.jpg
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Thursday, August 14 2014

    Hi all - wearing Homage Attar by Amouage today (from a teeeeeeeeny sample, like literally one drop)

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/pinkrose9x12resized_zps0d74953f.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Ok, gang! Time to get my Jeke on!

    Jeke is an interesting fragrance, but, in my opinion, it is not that wearable. Actually, maybe it would be more accurate to say that all parts of the perfume are...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thanks, Noideahwhatimsaying - no, I haven't smelled Baque yet, but Colin Maillard is sending me a sample of it as we speak (he is so nice!)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    You know what, I have been doing some reading up on what goes into these Slumberhouse creations that might potentially irritating, and I may have found what has been bothering you, Ryan - apparently...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Scent of the day is Diptyque's 34 Boulevard St. Germain in memory of Lauren Bacall, who has sadly passed away. Ms. Bacall was a big fan of Diptyque, and I feel she must have loved or worn this one.
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 13th August 2014

    Ah yes, Puma - she wore Calandre as her main scent!
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 13th August 2014

    Happy Birthday ComDiva! Scent of the day is Diptyque's 34 Boulevard St. Germain in memory of Lauren Bacall, who has sadly passed away. Ms. Bacall was a big fan of Diptyque, and I feel she must have...
  22. Re: How are you enjoying the trio from Papillon so far?

    Aha...thanks, Ipp, I was wondering what your take on Anubis might be. I saw that Kafka was comparing Anubis to Amouage Tribute Attar, so I was wondering what you thought of that comparison, and...
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    Any updates here? Has anyone tried these? They are getting marvelous reviews over at Kafkaesque so was wondering what you guys thought...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 11th August, 2014.

    Thanks, Ryan - I was testing Bois d'Ascese this weekend, that's why I was curious.
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 11th August, 2014.

    How does this compare to Bois d'Ascese, Ryan? Be curious to know
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    Re: Cherry or Blackberry Syrup?

    Seconding Zahd 1+

    But also, any of those Guerlain Petite Robe Noire ones are checking out - one of them (sorry, can't remember which) is based on cherries - almost nauseatingly so....
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 11, 2014

    In Bois 1920 Real Patchouly today.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/modigliani-womans-face1_zps6ba07754.jpg
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 11th August, 2014.

    Morning folks! In Bois 1920 Real Patchouly today.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/modigliani-womans-face1_zps6ba07754.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Hi Noideawhatimsaying (great name by the way!),

    Thanks! Do you mind me asking, why did you sell your bottle? I am trying to get clues as to whether Sova is wearable out in the real world.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Aw, thanks Ipp! I am in love with Sova - it just keeps getting better and better on my skin.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Ok, guys, here are my thoughts on Sova! Boy, I really loved this one! Once again, thank you to the lovely Ipp for the sample. I really appreciate it, because I would not otherwise have the chance to...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Hi Danieq and OctaVarium,

    The thing I can think to explain why I am getting cherries (and nobody else seems to be) is that I grew up in a country that wasn't at all familiar with cranberries. In...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 8, 2014

    Jubilation 25 extrait by Amouage

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/Girl_in_yellow_Drapery_BMJ_zpsdc8fd4d1.jpg
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    Re: your favourite male scent to wear

    I wore Encre Noir for years until it started to make me nauseous. Now I wear Dior Homme Intense, and I see it as a better version of Shalimar Parfum Initial.

    Other male scents I recently tried...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 8, 2014

    Morning all - I am wearing Jubilation 25 extrait by Amouage today. Not, strictly speaking, a perfume of seduction, but I am dog tired and don't really want to give my husband any ideas......:happy:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday,August 6, 2014

    Sova by Slumberhouse - wow!

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/HayCroatianNaivArt_zps764779ea.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6 August 2014

    Hello everyone! I was in Theorema this morning, in honor of ComDiva :vrolijk_26: but that never lasts more than four hours on my skin, so now I am a glorious coating of Sova by Slumberhouse!...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Ok, guys, I would like to give you my thoughts on Zahd today. Sorry there are such long gaps between my reviews, but in general, I am having to test and re-test the Slumberhouse samples in order to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Morning everyone! I am in the celestial Sideris by Maria Candida Gentile this morning, as I can't stop spraying myself with it!...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Morning everyone! I am in the celestial Sideris by Maria Candida Gentile this morning, as I can't stop spraying myself with it! Anyone who hasn't tried this, well, you really should. It is fairy...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Thanks, Ryan! Yes, actually, it just occurred to me that we are all calling this an animalic chypre, when in fact, the notes list does not contain any chypre notes - no bergamot in the opening, no...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    For what it's worth, here are my initial thoughts (might change or be updated later on with repeated wearings):

    Maai smells......both wonderful and scary. I didn't know that something could smell...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 4, 2014

    Hello! Good morning to everyone! I am wearing Mitsouko this morning - a dab of (modern) pure parfum on the pulse points and a liberal spraying of vintage EDT all over for 'volume'. Even though it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 4, 2014

    Hello! Good morning to everyone! I am wearing Mitsouko this morning - a dab of (modern) pure parfum on the pulse points and a liberal spraying of vintage EDT all over for 'volume'. Even though it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 1, 2014

    Mike - what an AMAZING find!!! Thanks for sharing that with us! $20 indeed, you cheeky little bugger!

    Happy 22nd wedding anniversary 30 Roses, that is amazing! And if you are not in the least bit...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 1, 2014

    [QUOTE=CapriDog;3208212]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/01/evete9eh.jpg

    Amouage Fate for Woman

    Have a great Friday everyone!

    ClaireV - I'm loving your illustration!

    CapriDog, thanks! I...
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale: your favs?

    Am I THAT predictable??? :kiss:
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale: your favs?

    L'Ombre Fauve = Sex in a Bottle
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    Re: Most worn in July 2014

    I LOVE the Tango, Ryan - the notes are right up my alley. I did see you describe it elsewhere as a being an amber-bubblegum scent, which did make my heart sink a bit and wonder if I was smelling it...
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    Re: Most worn in July 2014

    Gosh, I think I was trying out a lot of samples this month, so don't know that I repeated an awful lot - during the days, that is. When it came to the evenings, I tended to wear heavy dousings of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 1, 2014

    Hello everyone, I am in L'Arte di Gucci today from a 5ml mini of the EDP I bought on eBay. So sad that this was discontinued.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 1, 2014

    Hello everyone, I am in L'Arte di Gucci today from a 5ml mini of the EDP I bought on eBay. So sad that this was discontinued. It is a slutty rose chypre, a bit brighter than Rose de Nuit, but in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Hello everyone! Trying to cut the humidity today with Parfums de Nicolai's Le Temps d'Une Fete, one of the most gorgeous green fragrances ever! Have a lovely day everyone!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Hello everyone! Trying to cut the humidity today with Parfums de Nicolai's Le Temps d'Une Fete, one of the most gorgeous green fragrances ever! Have a lovely day everyone!
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    Re: Piotr Czarnecki - Sensei

    Got my samples. Here are my thoughts.

    Is the hype justified? Yes. It's a really good scent, perhaps even a great one. It is a very masculine fragrance, which is to say that it references...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Ultimate Seduction by LM Parfums

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/The-Ultimate-Seduction-Presents-Modern-WEB_zpscde1daed.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Ultimate Seduction by LM Parfums. It kind of wants to be like this:

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/Ultimate-Seduction-2_zpsafd5730d.jpg

    But really, it's more like:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July, 29th, 2014

    Evening everyone! I was in Sideris by Maria Gentile Candida all day and now I am cooling off in some musk oil and Mazzolari Lui sprayed all over my body - I smell pretty darn wonderful! Jon - yes, I...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thanks guys! Well, today it is the turn of Ore!

    This is a review of the newer Ore extrait version – thank you Ipp for this generous sample and for letting me know which version it was that I am...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th July, 2014

    Quarry and ExtremeK - I wish I shared your fond memories of being in the back seat while your parents drove you somewhere. There were four of us kids squeezed into a Renault 12 and there was no...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 28, 2014

    In honor of the start of Eid today, I am wearing Epic Woman by Amouage (from a sample). Happy Eid to all our Muslim friends on Basenotes!
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    SOTD: Monday, 28th July, 2014

    Happy Eid to everyone who celebrates! In honor of the start of Eid, I am wearing Epic Woman by Amouage.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Mazzolari Lui - have a great day everyone!

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/deep_sea_creature_by_saryth-d4r5lhe_zps4f91b7b0.jpg
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    Re: S O T D : Saturday -July , 26, 2014 😎💫

    Mazzolari Lui for a day spent inside with two kids with spiking temperatures.....tis the only way I will cope....
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thanks so much! I really enjoyed testing it, although I was a bit nervous I wouldn't be able to describe it well enough!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 25th, 2014

    [QUOTE=mikeperez23;3203007]LOL ((goggling it now!))


    Let me save you all the effort :evil:

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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I am not part of the sample pass, but I have just started to test these, thanks to the very generous Ipp, who sent me a lovely box of Slumberhouse samples to try out! I bought Norne myself from...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 25th, 2014

    Morning! In Givenchy III today, vintage EDT layered over a few drops of vintage parfum. Good stuff!

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/forestgivenchyIII_zps7f648812.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 25th, 2014

    Morning everyone! Quick drop in as I have a mahoosive report to finish by Monday. Since I am the world's biggest procrastinator, I am getting serious this morning in vintage Givenchy III EDT, over a...
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    Re: Arabian Oud - Need Suggestions

    Thanks Cacio! Very helpful. I have read most of the previous threads on this subject, but the variances from thread to thread and person to person are so wide that I needed a bit of help narrowing...
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    Re: Arabian Oud - Need Suggestions

    Thank you Steve and Ajmc - will have to look that one up. Not a massive fan of really fecal, earthy ouds unless they are mixed with other notes to lighten them, but we will see - maybe my tastes are...
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    Re: Arabian Oud - Need Suggestions

    Thanks Badarun! I think that the Asrar is on the list of samples I am getting, let's hope so. As for Kalemat, everyone seems to be saying that it is great and natural-smelling (less synthetic) than...
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    Re: Piotr Czarnecki - Sensei

    Hmmm, yes, there is someone on the Facebook groups selling off her sample as quickly as she can....when asked why, she gave a very honest review where she said all she could smell was cinnamon. That...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    Morning all! I am wearing Norne by Slumberhouse this morning. My first time ever with a Slumberhouse, and so far, it feels really good. Although I am getting a very distinct pot note now - is that...
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    SOTD: Wednesday, 23 July, 2014

    Morning all! Starting the day off right with a shot of coniferous forests - in Norne by Slumberhouse.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/pineforest01_zps2ec72584.jpg

    Quarry - Oh...
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    Re: Piotr Czarnecki - Sensei

    Yikes, really? I fell for the hype hard on the Facebook groups and joined a split (I am getting 5mls each of the EDT, EDP, and extrait). The notes sound amazing, and first reviews back from people...
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    Re: Arabian Oud - Need Suggestions

    Wow...thank you all so much for your detailed suggestions and thoughtful comments. Yes, Mixerscent, I was afraid someone might come along and suggest the Amouage attars :evil: I am afraid of falling...
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    Arabian Oud - Need Suggestions

    Dear friends,

    My husband will be in London for two weeks in September, and I am going to ask him to go to the Arabian Oud store on Bond Street to pick a few things up for me. Because I love...
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    SOTD: Tuesday, 22 July, 2014

    Morning all! Thank you so, so much to everyone who posted hugs to me yesterday - I really appreciate it! Thanks especially to 30 Roses, whose own story of her daughter made me sweat with...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Morning all! I am wearing Alahine by Teo Cabanel this morning.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/alahine_zps621bb816.jpg
  81. Thread: Dirty scent

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    Re: Dirty scent

    Well, what about Musc Tonkin? What does everyone think of that? I haven't had a chance to test it yet, and was curious how it compares to MKK (if at all).

    L'Air de Rien I find too skanky to wear....
  82. Re: Postumo' splits - creeds / tom fords / amouage / masque... Worldwide

    Thanks again Postumo for a flawless service! POAL and Tango splits arrived safe and sound this morning! :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 21, 2014

    Profumi del Forte's Ambra Mediterranea (from a sample)

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/amber_zpsf2e20c27.jpg

    This is beautiful, heady stuff - so rich. I am a total amber...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    Morning all - Vol de Nuit extrait layered with the EDT for me today.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/loneliness-and-sadness-loneliness-21529822-600-450_zpsc93a8227.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 18, 2014

    SOTD is Vol de Nuit extrait layered with the EDT.
    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/loneliness-and-sadness-loneliness-21529822-600-450_zpsc93a8227.jpg

    I am syncing today, because...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 17th July 2014

    Thanks, Twolf! I absolutely adore Perles de Lalique - the mini leaked a little bit in my purse when I first bought it, and the bag still smells like woody roses and incense! Totally under-rated...
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    Re: Don't compliments from males matter?

    JiveHippo, hello! I hope you don't mind a woman giving her opinion on this - it's an interesting set of questions you asked, and I have been following with interest. Here are my thoughts:

    (i) I am...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 17th July 2014

    Morning all! Quick drop in before one of my dreaded bi-annual appointments with the hairdresser! It is torture for me because I hate people touching my head or tugging at my hair - for some reason...
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    Re: S O T D : Wednesday , July 16, 2014 😜

    Hello all, I'm wearing MPG's Iris Bleu Gris today (from a sample)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 16th July 2014

    Hello everyone, and a special welcome back to Xscent!!! Xscent, I was convinced I spotted you in Charles de Gaulle airport on the 27th June - stripey travel dress and all! But the stripey dress girl...
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    Re: Today I Bought: July 2014

    Picked up a few more things this month, including:

    5ml decants of Diptyque 34 Boulevard St. Germain, Sensei from Piotr Czarnecki (5ml each of the EDT, EDP, and parfum)
    10ml decants of Profvmum...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 11th July 2014

    Irish Moos? The essence of Irish cow sounds, perhaps? :tongue:
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    Re: SOTD Friday 11th July 2014

    Hello everyone and happy Friday!!! I forgot about the sync today, so am wearing Coromandel, which of course is not a flanker (unless you are a die hard fan of Borneo and consider it to be...
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    Re: Need some violet/violet leaf recommendations

    Seconding saminlondon's recommendation to try Apres L'Ondee. But also: Heeley's Cuir Pleine Fleur. It has a wonderful violet leaf note mixed in with the leather, and the drydown reminds me a lot of...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Wednesday, 9 July, 2014.

    Kalli - VERY smokey and incensy, I'm afraid! In fact, it is the closest thing I've smelled to actual smoking resins. I like that, because I'm Catholic, but if you don't like smoke or incense, it...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Absolue pour le Soir. Morning gents!
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    Re: Chamade - current formulations

    I would usually agree with you, Kumquat, especially on anything Guerlain. But I find Chamade to be the exception rather than rule, funnily enough. I have a few versions - a vintage EDT, the current...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Wednesday, 9 July, 2014.

    Morning all! I am in Absolue Pour Le Soir, inspired by my discussion with Ryan yesterday. Whether we agree on the honey being pissy or not, can we all agree that this is one drop dead beautiful...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Tuesday, 8 July, 2014.

    Well, to be fair, Ryan, as a perfumer, you probably have a higher than normal tolerance for the strong stuff :happy: But I see what you mean. For me, the honey in APLS is actually quite "pissy", but...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Tuesday, 8 July, 2014.

    Thanks Wolfie! And by the way, I send you psychic waves of support for you giving up smoking. It's hard, I know. Myself and the husband were smoking six packs a day between us (!!!!) until we got the...
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