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  1. Avon needs to go right on being Avon, so that...

    Avon needs to go right on being Avon, so that those of us who aren't too well off (or just too snobbish :) ) to be seen with an Avon rep have someplace to go for good products, which they usually...
  2. Re: Fragrance that smells like INCENSE at a Catholic Funeral?

    PS--The sealing-wax scent someone mentioned is dragon's blood; that may even be an ingredient in the wax, come to think of it, because of how it melts and then dries hard and shiny. Anyway, the...
  3. Re: Fragrance that smells like INCENSE at a Catholic Funeral?

    I can't think of a frag I could mention that hasn't already been discussed, but I do know that the main note in most funeral incenses I ever saw or smelled wasn't frankincense; it was myrrh (the...
  4. Re: There is somewhat of a "cologne competition" going on at my school. What should I wear tomorrow?

    Think classy. It manages to be both masculine and soft--a very appealing combination.
  5. Re: There is somewhat of a "cologne competition" going on at my school. What should I wear tomorrow?

    They were thinkin' it, trust me. Women talk about men's frags when men aren't around, and GF invariably gets oooohs of a particular sort. :-)
  6. Re: There is somewhat of a "cologne competition" going on at my school. What should I wear tomorrow?

    Please don't take the second half of this advice, Dags (OP). To most people, 10 spray of virtually any frag on one person is just plain excessive; it will annoy far more people than it wins over,...
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    Re: New Perfume - Avon Urban Edge

    I'm a woman and I would definitely wear this. In fact I plan to buy some of the aftershave conditioner (the cheap way to buy any Avon masculine, and great for dry skin) as soon as I'm not so broke.
  8. Re: There is somewhat of a "cologne competition" going on at my school. What should I wear tomorrow?

    Of the ones you named, TdH. But you didn't say how old you are, or if you're straight or gay. if you're over 16, see if you can snag some Grey Flannel. Some snobs will say it's dated, but it will...
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    Re: Aquatic snobbery!

    Read it again, please: I didn't say people aren't allowed to dislike them; quite the opposite, I said people's personal dislikes are fine by me, as long as those who hold them don't try to portray...
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    Re: Aquatic snobbery!

    I heartily agree that it's often snobbish; I also think it can be sort of esthetically dogmatic. IMH but not isolated O, tastes in fragrance are pretty near 100% individual, and the most anyone is...
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    Re: Fresh "after rain" fragrances

    Avon Windscape. No kidding, it's lovely. it smells like the whole midnote is Just clean breeze. Not much staying power, but it's inexpensive enough you can easily carry around the bottle and do a...
  12. I hate to say this, both because I'm a staunch...

    I hate to say this, both because I'm a staunch champion of some of Avon's fragrances and because the charity this one benefits is laudable. . . .but what a safe, predictable snoozefest of a generic...
  13. Oh my longsuffering Gods, Just how desperate does...

    Oh my longsuffering Gods, Just how desperate does one's B.O. have to get before it seems preferable to smell like <shudder> Snooki??!? <shaking head in disbelief>
  14. Re: Your Favorite Two Pierre Balmain Fragrances Are and Why?

    Y'know, it' s funny--Seems like no one really wants to talk about that one in any detail; it just gets briefly mentioned as. . . .well. . . .unmentionable. The well-known rude punchbowl additive. :) ...
  15. Re: Your Favorite Two Pierre Balmain Fragrances Are and Why?

    I don't think "safe" is really the Balmain approach. :) So if you like green frags at all, why not get your feet wet good and proper, and try some vintage Vent Vert (not the present-day stuff)? You...
  16. Re: I'm looking for a heavy, powerful fragrance for my home.

    Certainly, and nowhere did I suggest otherwise. Quite the opposite, in fact. And then what I did was pass on some information the OP appeared either not to have or not to have thought about recently....
  17. Re: Cheap perfumes that smell pricey almost niche quality?

    Avon Mesmerize for Men. Yes, really.
  18. Re: I'm looking for a heavy, powerful fragrance for my home.

    No response at all to the problems with this I raised? Just "Yes, I'll make people uncomfortable and could kill someone, but screw it"?
  19. Re: Something I noticed regarding gender classification with fragrances

    There's a much simpler and to me, more plausible theory that seeks to explain why some people's frag tastes cross the alleged fragrance-gender line, and it goes like this: The line isn't actually...
  20. Re: Your Favorite Two Pierre Balmain Fragrances Are and Why?

    The only one I know well enough to comment on is Cellier's Vent Vert, but it is my number-one, alltime favorite perfume, and an absolute masterpiece. It breaks my heart that the real thing can't be...
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    Re: What would fictional characters wear?

    (more Pratchett) Lady Sybil: Prince Matchabelli Golden Autumn, utterly lovely warmth with a bright strong core. Ponder Stibbons, Eternity (because of quantum!) for Men. Foul Ole Ron: You...
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    Re: What would fictional characters wear?

    Ooohyeah, Pratchett! Granny Weatherwax: I dunno, some lavendery-rosy stuff wot Gytha gave her last Hogswatch instead of money ter fix th' well so's the newts keeps healthy, but she meant well and...
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    Re: What would fictional characters wear?

    Duplicate deleted. (Oh, for a real computer. {grump} )
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    Re: What would fictional characters wear?

    ROFL ROFL ROFL!!! <high five> Y'all are good at this! Special props for "Hobbit Rouge", and of course I'll never be able to watch Psycho again, without howling, damn you. :-) ...
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    Re: What would fictional characters wear?

    Okay, been thinkin' about this: Galadriel, Joy. Arwen, single, L'heure Bleue; Arwen, married, Mitsouko. Rosie Cotton (married Sam), Caswell-Massey White Rose. (Arrrgghhh, fricking cheesy...
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    Re: What would fictional characters wear?

    Ooh, cool--hadn't thought of two for one character. Good ones, too!
    ROFL! Oh yeah!
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    What would fictional characters wear?

    What fragrance would your favorite fictional characters wear? This started from a thread on Male Frags about obnoxiously strong scents, and evolved into a question: WWQW? (What Would Quagmire [of...
  28. Re: 1st Post: Looking for unique and obnoxiously strong scents for men.

    ROFL!! Hey, I gotta start a thread: WWQW? (What Would Quagmire Wear?) :2vrolijk_08:
  29. Re: 1st Post: Looking for unique and obnoxiously strong scents for men.

    Ah, okay, sorry, hadn't read every post yet. Don't forget, though, a hot sweaty bod in motion--and I can well remember from my own performing days how hot a singer with a bigass guitar...
  30. Re: 1st Post: Looking for unique and obnoxiously strong scents for men.

    Sorry, I don't understand. Why is everybody so willing to help someone be obnoxious? And not just obnoxious, but outright hazardous to other people's health? ...
  31. Re: Brand New Fragrance left in cold car overnight - swear it smells different!

    My money's on olfactory fatigue; as you say, ten sprays in a day is a lot. Give those receptors (yours and hers) a little love--don't work 'em till they pass out. :-) ...
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    Re: Who sells non-smoky vetiver EO?

    Thanks for the field-testing, Mumsy--and after all that, I'm betting your house will smell fabulous for days. :-D
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    Re: Who sells non-smoky vetiver EO?

    I don't know QT. Do you know if they have a website? The vetiver sounds great except for the smokiness; my question was about avoiding that note.
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    Re: The Smell of Moustache

    OhpleaseGODSno. {shudder} Have pity on women who lived through the '70s and finally got our scorched olfactory nerves back working again in about 1986; don't revive The Reek that Would Not Die!! ...
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    Re: The Smell of Moustache

    ROFL! Okay, kid, I gotcha MTV right _here_: {lame whiteboy snarl over thumping '80s beat} "It's a nice day for some. . . White Shoulders. . . It's a nice day to. . . spray agaaaiinnn!!"
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    Re: Who sells non-smoky vetiver EO?

    Thanks for the suggestions, folks. I was especially jazzed by the Eden site, which I hadn't seen before, though I've bought a few of their oils locally.
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    Re: Need perfume/ colonge with silage

    First off, if I could be picky for just a second: "sillage" with a double "L" is the trail of scent you're looking for; "silage" with one "L" is something funky they feed dairy cows (and believe...
  38. Re: I'm looking for a heavy, powerful fragrance for my home.

    Any chance at all of getting you to rethink this? 'Cause if you scent your home that strongly, I can pretty much guarantee you that two-thirds of your friends and family, no matter how politely they...
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    Re: Oils you should try to find in Morocco?

    Argan oil is also said to be great for skin. Oh, and definitely look for rose; theirs is justly famous.
  40. Re: What carrier oil would be best to dilute Ajmal Musk Gazelle Grade AA Premium Perfume Oil?

    Ahem. . . . I'm not a vegan or a PETAphile; I've no problem with killing to eat, or even to have sturdy shoes. But with the greatest respect, the musk gazelle is a nice inoffensive little critter,...
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    Re: What is a good fragrance for my wife?

    Try Guilty--it's lovely, and quite recent. If that doesn't suit, check out the original Juicy Couture, or possibly Beyonce, which I think is underrated.
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    Re: Cacharel Anais Anais

    [QUOTE] I love the reference to the perfumed hair. [/QUOTE ] Me too. And from childhood, I always imagined the perfume to be some rich sandalwood/cinnamon concoction of her own, or maybe jasmine...
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    Who sells non-smoky vetiver EO?

    Anyone got a good, preferably inexpensive source for NON-SMOKY essential oil of vetiver? I only need a little. I know it exists--I've used it, and it's a joy in a blend, but my source retired and...
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    Who sells non-smoky vetiver EO?

    Sorry, deleted a duplicate--Please see the next thread down!
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    Re: Cacharel Anais Anais

    Er. . . Sec Mag? :confused:
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    Re: Cacharel Anais Anais

    Hmmm. . .well, no one is more in favor of everybody feeling free to wear everybody else's scents and other embellishments than I am. But I would think this one would need a pretty confident man, at...
  47. Gods, that does sound gorgeous. Even just the...

    Gods, that does sound gorgeous. Even just the raspberry/pink pepper/rose/cedar framework sounds like something I'd wear. Hmmmm. . . .am I fundamentally deranged, or would this scent be even better...
  48. Re: Would Acier Aluminum be characterized as a gourmand? Also, what's the diff between Amber & Amber

    ?? Maybe I need more coffee, or some sleep; anyway, I missed something somewhere. Did someone get mean to someone else? In the month I've been here, I've almost NEVER seen any of that; heck,...
  49. Re: Would Acier Aluminum be characterized as a gourmand? Also, what's the diff between Amber & Amber

    Amber is made of tree blood. Ambergris is made of whale barf. Any questions? :-)
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    Re: Avon "Black Suede" - Cologne

    It's been a huge seller for, what, 25 years?, for good reason: It turns women on. And that's because under (or over) the traditional and very nice meld of fragrance notes, it smells like clean, warm...
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    Re: Why do I never get any compliments?

    Good gods, dude, no! This is way, WAY too much of nearly any scent I can think of. That is extra-true at work, where you need to be sensitive to the comfort of your co-workers as well as your...
  52. Re: If you could only keep one Mugler fragrance..

    Angel, always. It's brilliantly original, it smells gorgeous, and it's. . .well. . . _me _. I love patchouli, for one thing; for another, I love scents in which striking and unexpected contrasts...
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    Re: Imari by Avon

    No, it was just a product of that era. I was still selling Avon then, and it wasn't being touted inside the company as an "Avon's answer to. . . " scent--and they weren't shy about that when it WAS...
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    Re: Bn glossary

    Wow--a post that's cryptic in both senses. :: grin ::
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    Re: Bn glossary

    Oh! Well, still not sure how basic to be, but. . . Thierry Mugler is a famous French fashion designer whose house, like most, also makes fragrances. The most famous of Mugler's is Angel and its...
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    Re: Bn glossary

    Er. . . sorry, I'm new here and seem to have missed something. What were you wanting to know about Mr. Mugler, exactly?
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    Re: SotD Monday, 31 October 2011

    I'm having a real olfactory treat today. Today is Samhain, the Wiccan new year and commemoration of the ancestors. It's a balance of dark/light, sadness/joy, summer/winter, and the ritual oils that...
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    Re: Why do we wear less than *5 star frags?

    Speak for oneself. :grin:
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    Re: Imari by Avon

    It's marketed as a woman's scent, but a sufficiently confident man could wear it, I think. I've known of one or two who do.
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    Re: Why do we wear less than *5 star frags?

    That's absolutely true, in terms of the market or of the middleclass consumer. But I'm on what is genteelly known as a fixed income (why they call it "fixed" when we're so often broke is an enigma...
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    I goofed. Can someone help me fix it?

    Hellllp!!! I set up a poll today in Women's Fragrance Discussion about how tastes change with age, but I didn't understand the format correctly, and didn't turn on "Allow multiple choice". It...
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    Re: Why do we wear less than *5 star frags?

    Money. Period. Not everyone here is well off.
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    Re: Which men's frags do you wear?

    I just posted a poll about this, and started a thread about whether fragrance "gender" choices change with age, and why.

    Me? I wear Angel Men, Avon Mesmerize for Men, and a couple of "dark"...
  64. Re: Article: What IFF? : Nine IFF Perfumers Let Passion Loose, and Change My View of Fragrance Forev

    Duplicate post. Gawds, I hate this editor.:tongue:
  65. Re: Article: What IFF? : Nine IFF Perfumers Let Passion Loose, and Change My View of Fragrance Forev

    Or one's boyfriend. What can I say? It was a hell of a party. :-)
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    Re: Poison by Dior

    When it's the right time for it, I like it a lot; that big fruity/floral heliotrope theme is gorgeous, and in modern terms, very bold (though I used to get a strikingly similar heliotrope cologne...
  67. Re: Article: What IFF? : Nine IFF Perfumers Let Passion Loose, and Change My View of Fragrance Forev

    duplicate post
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    duplicate post
  69. Re: Article: What IFF? : Nine IFF Perfumers Let Passion Loose, and Change My View of Fragrance Forev

    It's late, so I'll keep this simple: Your article was absorbing and wonderful enough to make me lose track of time so completely as to miss the first two innings of a World Series game. Seeing as...
  70. Re: Do sunflowers really have a definite aroma? Or........is it just marketing?

    These scented ones were a bit similar, yeah, but the cologne (yes, I know it's out of styIe, but I still love it) is lots nicer. No corpse note. : grin :
  71. Re: Okay..........I know I'm gonna come across as an Avon rep. but WOW...........

    Avon gets bashed a lot by two groups: (1.) well-off perfume fashionistas who lose face for using anything an ordinary person could conceivably afford or have heard of, and (2.) folks who smelled one...
  72. Re: Do sunflowers really have a definite aroma? Or........is it just marketing?

    I've never found a named type with scent either. These we grew were saved/heirloom seeds from a friend's grandma, probably escapees from cultivation. Since it seems pretty unlikely that their scent...
  73. Re: Do sunflowers really have a definite aroma? Or........is it just marketing?

    I've never found a named type with scent either. These we grew were saved/heirloom seeds from a friend's grandma, probably escapees from cultivation. Since it seems pretty unlikely that their scent...
  74. Re: Do sunflowers really have a definite aroma? Or........is it just marketing?

    Some sunflower types do indeed have scent, though not the common "Mammoth Russian" or "Giant Greystripe" type grown by so many home gardeners and by the edible-seed industry. We grew some this year...
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    Re: Spikenard - Unisex?

    PS--Can't you just imagine (even if you don't much want to :) ) what perfume Jan Crouch of TBN wears to go with the pink/lavender/ whateverthehellcoloritisnow hair, squaredance-oid dress and runny...
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    Re: Spikenard - Unisex?

    Yup, an alabaster box of spikenard is what Mary Magdalene is said to have broken open and poured over Jesus' feet, then wiped away with her long hair. They must both have smelled amazing afterward,...
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