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  1. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 9 : Azurée (Estée Lauder) and White Linen (Estée Lau

    You are so right.
  2. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 9 : Azurée (Estée Lauder) and White Linen (Estée Lau

    I think frankincense explains the mixed reviews of White Linen's warmth or coldness. Frankincense is a bit of both. So thanks for that tidbit I hadn't known! I don't know what to say about it other...
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    Re: Favourite Alpha Male Fragrence

    The green Polo maybe

    Or Azzaro PH
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    Re: Best fragrance that smells cold/chilly?

    Eau Duelle by Diptyque has a juniper note that makes it a cold vanilla, rather than a warm one.
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    Re: NEW: Bvlgari - Magnolia Sensuel For Women!

    So has anybody smelled this yet? I'm really curious to see how Cavallier renders Magnolia.
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    Re: Palate Cleansers

    Great choice! I love this one on my dad.



    Diorella is my favorite one. And if I had Cristalle, I'd reach for that, too. I forgot to mention Cristalle a Eau Verte is one of mine.



    And I...
  7. Thread: Going Gifting

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    Re: Going Gifting

    We've decided to hit the little Merz inside the Palmer House first-- with crepes also at the Palmer House. After that, things are a bit more open, but may include Neiman Marcus, Barney's, Chanel and...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Cashmere Mist lingering in the elevator
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    Palate Cleansers

    After some serious Gourmand indulgence, I usually need a fragrance reset or "palate cleanse," if you will. (This phrase is borrowed from Basenoter Anastasia Beaverhausen.) Anything bracing, fresh or...
  10. Re: A True Lily Fragrance (not Lily-of-the-Valley/Muguet)

    Thanks for the update.
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    Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Is that your personification of Bleu? That's hilarious. I could see how Bleu could cover most of your bases. It's got a little something in it for everybody. Reminds me of a sonnet by Edna St....
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Followed a sillage trail inadvertently (a woman about 20-40 steps ahead of me traveling the length of our corporate complex, headed the same direction). After we arrived in the same lobby, she asked...
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    Re: Inaugural Spritz

    I really enjoy it, too.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    I'm in, too. Chanuary here we come!
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    Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    In mine and Mr. K's bottles and samples:

    -1932
    -28 La Pausa
    -31 Rue Cambon EDT
    -Allure Homme Edition Blanche
    -Allure Homme Sport
    -Beige EDT
    -Bel Respiro EDT
    -Bois des Iles EDP
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    Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Deal. A rewrite of my rotation will be in order.



    :)
  17. Re: Reunited with my girlfriend for Christmas - Can't decide what fragrance to wear!

    Stick with something that will be familiar to her nose. Something you've worn many times before. Something to ground her: it really is you. She misses you and doesn't trust her memories and needs...
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    Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Agreed. I bought it for Mr. Kotori. He wears it more than anything else he has. But I rarely borrow it.
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    Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    Oh dear. I mean, I have enough Chanels to fill the month between mine and Mr. K's full bottles and samples. But you tell me this just after I've already designed a January rotation focused primarily...
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    Re: Chanuary - It's Chanel Month this January!

    My favorites are Egoiste, Allure Homme Edition Blanche, and Allure Homme Sport. But Sycomore, while not being a men's specifically is very appropriate for men. Eau de Cologne, Cuir de Russie and No....
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I've been on a spice kick lately. Mitsouko, L, Coromandel, Ambre Narguile... today I'm in Jungle L'Elephant by Kenzo. All the spices.
  22. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) Week 8 - No.5 (Chanel) / Chamade (Guerlain)

    Just taking a moment to give a nod to "my No. 5"...

    No. 5 L'Eau

    More than just another watered-down classic, L'Eau is its own: breezy and musky and definitely jasmine, but aerated like whipped...
  23. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 9 : Azurée (Estée Lauder) and White Linen (Estée Lau

    White Linen is unlikely to be on display; Azuree definitely will not be. You will likely have to request both from a sales asssociate.
    And she will likely be annoyed that you aren't actually...
  24. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 9 : Azurée (Estée Lauder) and White Linen (Estée Lau

    Ooh... interesting! I didn't get to try White Linen until around 1994, when my brother got me a set of Estée Lauder minis for Christmas. It doesn't seem much different to me from that iteration,...
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    Re: Can anyone identify this perfume?

    I can't, but I'm posting to bump the thread. Welcome to Basenotes!

    Also, since there are search tools we can use for brand, color, notes, etc., anything else you can tell is about it might help.
  26. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 9 : Azurée (Estée Lauder) and White Linen (Estée Lau

    Azuree

    I have Azuree on one arm today. All three of the sales ladies I have encountered in my search for this one have registered surprise that I was searching for it. And this is not all that...
  27. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) Week 8 - No.5 (Chanel) / Chamade (Guerlain)

    No. 5 EDT

    No. 5 is a fragrance I have known so well for so long that I find it difficult to describe. I own L'Eau and it's my second-most-worn perfume this year. My mother wore the parfum on...
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    Re: Help with Women's frags

    I imagine a fan of Happy might like a lot of what is produced by Atelier Colognes. Pomelo Paradis, for example. Or else maybe Byredo's Pulp.
  29. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) Week 8 - No.5 (Chanel) / Chamade (Guerlain)

    Chamade EDT

    Here is my October review:

    Current version:

    Really lovely. A golden, opaque aldeydic floral in the style of No. 5 or Liu with a good dose of ylang ylang and a classic persona. I...
  30. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) Week 8 - No.5 (Chanel) / Chamade (Guerlain)

    Chamade EDT

    I first tried this in October at the Guerlain shop. I don't recall ever testing it before. Though perhaps after I first bought Mitsouko and before the Guerlains began to disappear. I...
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    Re: Signs of "turned" juice

    A lot of times I notice a celery seed note when fragrances have really gone off-- examples are Opium and Pleasures when they are stale (the testers at my Ulta store).
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 3rd December, 2017

    Huh- Thought I was alone on that one! Unfortunately it started giving me headaches this year.

    Second day in a row of PG Cadjmere. Perfect for fall yard work. (Sooo many leaves and needles....!) My...
  33. Thread: Chanel Question

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    Re: Chanel Question

    Not a guy- and I enjoy both- but I think in current formulation I prefer BdI.
  34. Re: A scent that may be nothing like Tuscan Leather but shares its characteristics?

    Agree
  35. Re: Strange paranoia about finishing a cherished bottle...

    Definitely true of my backup bottle of Infusion d'Iris. Same formulation, five years younger. Not as good yet.
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez 100 Quest - HOUSEKEEPING

    Thanks to generous friends and a sample order I've placed, the only ones I still need are:

    Breath of God Lush
    Kouros Yves Saint Laurent
    Pour Monsieur Chanel
    Vol de Nuit Guerlain
    Homage Amouage...
  37. Re: Which fragrances say Casinos/Gambling etc to you?

    The Game by Davidoff
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    Looks like quite the opulent rotation! Enjoy!
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    Oh my goodness! How is it already December tomorrow??

    Time to get my rotation together!

    Here we go...

    December:

    31 Rue Cambon
    Cadjmere 18
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotation: Post Stuff Here!

    Oh, welcome! And be sure to let us know how it goes! Great list, btw.
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    Re: Most worn in November 2017

    3x
    -Angelique Noire
    -L de Lolita
    -Mitsouko EDT 2005

    2x
    -31 Rue Cambon
    -Coromandel
    -Diorella
    -Elixir des Merveilles
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    Re: Most worn in November 2017

    So smart not to wear fragrance when sick, Shades. But it's terrible that you were so sick. Nice avatar, btw!
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Something laden with ISO E Super on a man on my floor at work.
    It had some serious wafting power, but the ISO E was just about all I could smell. Not Fierce. Not Sauvage. Any ideas?
  44. Re: Problematic Issues of Gender in Fragrance Industry/Community

    Really? That IS unfortunate. It isn't an issue in Memphis.
  45. Re: Problematic Issues of Gender in Fragrance Industry/Community

    Right. Mick Jagger famously wears Jicky. I've always found it odd that it's in the women's section, since it features ingredients typical to a fougere. It shares a lot of similarities with Pour Un...
  46. Re: Problematic Issues of Gender in Fragrance Industry/Community

    I agree that it's recent. I remember thinking nothing of wearing Tiffany for Women, Spellbound, and Anne Klein as a 12-14 year old girl. Certainly folks would look strangely at a girl that young...
  47. Re: Problematic Issues of Gender in Fragrance Industry/Community

    It certainly was. That one was pulled, right?
  48. Re: Problematic Issues of Gender in Fragrance Industry/Community

    I think one problematic gender issue in the fragrance industry is what is most widely known as pedophilia culture. It's perhaps better described as the juvenilization of women, and it is pervasive in...
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    Re: Scents you feel alone on

    Likewise, my friend.



    I like the ones in the black bottles a lot. I'd like to explore them more, but that would require a Nordstrom or some such high end department store nearby... Sometimes I...
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    Re: First perfume ever

    I personally find them both very pleasant. But I think L'Homme is more of a "get close" kind of scent, whereas Sauvage is more of a wafter. I'd think Sauvage would be more suited to the purpose of...
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    Re: Perfume hospitalises audience member

    Probably. She doesn't work and is on disability and is already known for her outspoken support of a specific political party and whatnot. Plus she is already claiming she was injured by the EMTs who...
  52. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 6 - (Cristalle and Diorella)

    Yes! I know. Some white flowers maybe. Quite jarring, I agree. And possibly the reason why so many prefer the EDT.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Ooh! Get 'em! LOL
  54. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) Week 7 -31 Rue Cambon (Chanel) / Iris Silver Mist (Serge Lut

    If it's the one from the Iris Pass, it's the EDT. Your impressions of the differences between the two are similar to mine.
  55. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) Week 7 -31 Rue Cambon (Chanel) / Iris Silver Mist (Serge Lut

    Iris Silver Mist

    Rooty perfection. Earth and risomes and the bark of a closely tree. Not lipsticky or face powdery or even flowery. At least not at first. Later on is a bit of face powder. But the...
  56. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) Week 7 -31 Rue Cambon (Chanel) / Iris Silver Mist (Serge Lut

    I will add regarding 31 Rue Cambon that I wear it Christmas mornings, date nights, and important days at work. Wearing it makes me feel powerful and beautiful.

    I wore it yesterday. I find it to be...
  57. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) Week 7 -31 Rue Cambon (Chanel) / Iris Silver Mist (Serge Lut

    I'll start with my original review of 31 Rue Cambon (which I own):

    31 Rue Cambon EDT by Chanel

    So gorgeous! This is my new favorite perfume! It's a really well-balanced fragrance, and my new...
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    Re: Scents you feel alone on

    Am I alone on loving Gieffeffe by Gianfranco Ferre and Eau Belle by Azzaro? I think I am...
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    Re: Scents you feel alone on

    I like Jo Malone! I've had a decant of Orange Blossom and samples I've burned through of Oud & Bergamot, Lime Basil Mandarin, and French Lime Blossom. Also bought Wood Sage Sea Salt for Mr. Kotori...
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    Re: Coromandel vs. Cuir Beluga

    Following. Cuir Beluga was out of stock at the Guerlain shop when I went.
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    Re: Favorite tiziana terenzi fragrance

    I like Orion and XIX March.
  62. Re: NEW: Judith Williams - Noir Ylang Ylang For Women!

    Well-put. Couldn't agree more.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 26th November, 2017

    I tried out Santal Noble this weekend... I liked it. Almost wore Egoiste on Friday.
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    Re: NEW: Bvlgari - Magnolia Sensuel For Women!

    A description of the smell of magnolias? Well they're everywhere here... they smell like creamy/waxy with citron and a bit of maybe spearmint with a warm floral smell like rose/peony in the...
  65. Re: NEW: Judith Williams - Noir Ylang Ylang For Women!

    Ooh! An ylang without coconut! <3

    What can you tell me about this house?
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    Re: NEW: Bvlgari - Magnolia Sensuel For Women!

    It really is!

    Well, of course I'll have to test it. Having already owned a few Bvlgaris, and bought at least four for others, I'm partial to the house. But also my magnolia search has yet to be...
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    Re: The Most Perfume Purchased

    Sure I have! This is one of the best times to buy! (Last year I got Coromandel and the year before, Diorella. But mostly I buy bottles for others. My brother requested another bottle of the Maison...
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    Re: Inaugural Spritz

    Tested Mitzah and Santal Noble from large samples yesterday and today. Both very warm and enjoyable.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Happy Sandalwood Day, Mike!

    I'm joining you in Sandalo by Etro. Mmmm... I might have to spoil my son with this for Christmas!
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    Re: Fragrance getting better with time?

    Yes!!!

    I have had this experience:

    I had a 2 ml sample of Diorling that I had lost in the move two years ago. I found it at the bottom of a crate in my attic (temps range from 10 to 110,...
  71. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 6 - (Cristalle and Diorella)

    Sexy lemon-- yes, probably.

    I find I vascillate between smelling baby's head or a faint note of urine balancing with the citrus. Don't ask me why this works; it just does. It smells warm and...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd November, 2017

    Happy Thanksgiving, fellow Americans!

    And thanks for the well wishes from around the world!

    I began the day in Ambre Narguile, but then I figured it isn't Thanksgiving without L de Lolita, so...
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    Re: Inaugural Spritz

    Feu Secret tonight. Wrote a review.
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    Re: 20% Cash Back Barneys

    Thanks for the info, Oriane!

    It's up to 22% now!

    I just ordered Jazz Club by Maison Margiela for my brother. It's a tobacco-whiskey-leather-Tonka and it's his second bottle. I guess I picked a...
  75. Thread: Life after Love

    by Kotori
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    Re: Life after Love

    You know, you're probably right, as I own and love them both. But patchouli smells black to me, whereas vanilla scents like L typically smell blue, or if mixed with cinnamon, gold. So they seem very...
  76. Thread: Life after Love

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    Re: Life after Love

    That's a wonderful way to put it.
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez 100 Quest - HOUSEKEEPING

    Please edit to remove the following from my need list:
    -Azzaro Pour Homme
    -Badgley Mischka
    -Beyond Paradise Men
    -Black by Bvlgari
    -Boucheron
    -Cuir de Russie
    -Derby by Guerlain
    -Envy by Gucci...
  78. Re: Which of your scents bloom in the coldest weather?

    Coromandel
    Elixir des Merveilles
    L de Lolita
    Labdanum 18
    Mitsouko
    Poivre Piquant
    Shalimar Mexique
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th November, 2017

    Hugs and thanks for the birthday wishes I missed yesterday!

    I'm glad you had some Angel to comfort you on your long day, shades.

    Ebenas, what a perfect day to start the quest of the week-- Mr....
  80. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 6 - (Cristalle and Diorella)

    I'm wearing Cristalle EDP from a sample I have on hand. I'm not sure there's anywhere in West Tennessee where Cristalle can be sniffed in-store. But I did sniff it last month again in the Bahamas....
  81. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 6 - (Cristalle and Diorella)

    Ebenas, you're hilarious with your "icy joie de vivre" and "warrior ice goddesses"!

    I agree, for the record.
  82. Thread: Chanel 1932 EdP

    by Kotori
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    Re: Chanel 1932 EdP

    I don't own it but it's really pretty (much nicer than Gabrielle), and I would definitely wear it if bought for me. However, I already have a pink floral I'm quite fond of: With Love by Guerlain.
  83. Re: Penhaligon's fragrance for mother, help needed

    Ellenisia is pretty and likeable. A solid choice, IMO.
  84. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 6 - (Cristalle and Diorella)

    Diorella 2015 EDT

    It's a perfume that after only two years in my possession, already feels like a second skin. It can have a bit of a citronella bug spray vibe when first sprayed, but I enjoy that...
  85. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 6 - (Cristalle and Diorella)

    Me, too!
    Hear, hear!
  86. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 6 - (Cristalle and Diorella)

    Diorella today... more later!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th November, 2017

    Thank you for all the birthday wishes!

    I had no idea Luca Turin and I share a birthday! Happy Birthday to you, Mr. Turin!

    I'm not scented yet but I'm thinking to wear L de Lolita or Dune today...
  88. Re: How actors use perfume to get into character

    Makes perfect sense! I once acted in a production of The Crucible. I can only imagine how the production would've been heightened with the scent of burning sandalwood.
  89. Thread: What a laugh!

    by Kotori
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    Re: What a laugh!

    Did you notice they were selling a used bar soap? Ew.
  90. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 6 - (Cristalle and Diorella)

    I am testing other things at this moment, (L'Elephant, Cologne du 68, and Cadjmere 18, to be precise), but I can't wait to participate in this one. I'm super excited. Diorella is one of my all-time...
  91. Thread: Going Gifting

    by Kotori
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    Re: Going Gifting

    So now that I'm also looking for me, my main current interests that are also in budget are Acqua di Parma, Penhaligon's, and Van Cleef & Arpels Extraordinaire line.
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    Re: Bois des Iles Extrait de Parfum

    Works for me! I have 31RC and Coromandel. My hair is light reddish brown.
  93. Re: I’m in a weird spot...nothing I want, not a clue for Christmas

    Maybe it's a good year to let them break tradition. Maybe there is something else you could use- a new watch or jacket or tool? If not, I find that when there is nothing specific I want for...
  94. Thread: Life after Love

    by Kotori
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    Re: Life after Love

    Oh wow! I really liked that one! It was the only one at the Lauder counter that I ended up putting on. Such a pretty jasmine chypre.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Angelique Noire. Not inappropriate for work. Just a new bottle in my collection.
  96. Thread: Life after Love

    by Kotori
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    Re: Life after Love

    I haven't tried Amber Gris by Balmain. Now I will.

    Is Private Collection discontinued? I just sniffed a bottle a couple of weeks ago. Could be old, though.
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez 100 Quest - HOUSEKEEPING

    Ebenas, I actually have a tiny bit of Cuir de Russie in a dabber. Could you edit?
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I think it was Flowerbomb wafting off a very tall woman in the parking lot.
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    Re: Andy Tauer Miniature Bottles

    Stocking stuffers, anyone?
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    Re: Complete newbie in fragrances, help?

    Bavard is right about citrus for summer. I also try to reserve heavy and sweet for winter because my stomach more easily tolerates them in cool weather.

    +1 to Dior Homme Cologne for work. If you...
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