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  1. Thread: Shipping Perfume

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    Re: Shipping Perfume

    And to Vince Cable.

    *Everyone* who buys or sells perfume will be affected in one way or another in the end.
  2. Thread: Shipping Perfume

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    Indeed, but primarily I expect the authorities to made *reasonable* decisions, not preposterous ones.

    And I don't expect overbearing men to tell me what I should or should not be exercised by....
  3. Thread: Shipping Perfume

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    How patronising can one be?!

    I gather you're not a small eBay perfume seller...
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    Thank you very much indeed. Happy New Year to you and all Basenotes members.

    My NY resolution (only one, LOL!) is to keep the site updated more regularly.
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    I'm so sorry for the delay (never got notified there were new posts). Thank you for your kind words and wishes. Hope you all have a fantastically perfumed 2012. :-)
  6. Re: Article: Robert Piguet to launch new fragrance range this summer: Bois Noir, Casbar, Mademoisell

    I think that may be different because Coco is a 'proper noun' forever associated with Mlle Chanel, whereas Mademoiselle is a 'common noun'. However, I can absolutely see Chanel sueing Piguet over...
  7. Re: Article: Robert Piguet to launch new fragrance range this summer: Bois Noir, Casbar, Mademoisell

    Usually there is no copyright on names, film/book titles, etc. The Chanel perfume is called 'Coco Mademoiselle' anyway so it's different. It will obviously create confusion among people who don't...
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    Thank you very much for the vote of confidence. I have a confession to make: I used to pronounce Rochas with a silent 's'; I even posted it like that originally, but a keen-eared listener commented...
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    Oh, but of course I meant your feedback too, Livingdead. I thanked you personally above for your kind words. I am *very* grateful to you for reviving this thread. You all made my day. :-)
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    I am overwhelmed. You all made my day! Thank you! :-)
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    It's lovely feedback like yours, hednic, that keeps me going. Thank you! :-)
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    Thank you very much indeed. I'm glad you found my site useful. :-)
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    Sorry, I never got notification re. this post. Thank you for your kind words.

    Yes, the word Fraîche is there, under Miscellaneous. :-)
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit - New Fragrance

    Thank you for pointing it out. I have no idea why the semicolon became part of the link. LOL!
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit - New Fragrance

    Sorry for the delay. There were lots of buggy links in the Alphabetical Lists. I have now removed them. I will restore them in time... On the other hand, maybe they made life more interesting. LOL!
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit - New Fragrance

    As Emlynevermore said, the current URL is http://fragnameoftheday.blogspot.com, but you can find the Archive (with 400 names) here: http://belabela.posterous.com. I had to move to Blogger at some...
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit - New Fragrance

    ROTFL! Thank you! You made my day.

    Would you like me to record a name just for you? :-)
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit - New Fragrance

    Hey, that's not a bad idea! :-D
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin Sur Le Toit - New Fragrance

    ROTFL! (A friend has just brought this thread to my attention.)

    I personally love the name: it's romantic and cute. Tiny gardens on rooftops are lovely.

    Anyway, if you're a bit unsure about how...
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    Teint de Neige - mistranslated

    I am probably fighting a losing battle, but I am currently trying to eradicate from everyone's mind the erroneous notion that Teint de Neige means 'The Colour of Snow'. It absolutely doesn't.

    I...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 3

    Oooh, this is quite a good resource for me at Frag Name of the Day.

    Btw, ladies & gents, do enter the Perfume Story competition: http://belabela.posterous.com. You've got until Christmas Eve.
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    A fun thing to do when it's dark and grey

    'Hey, lovely Basenotes members, Frag Name of the Day http://belabela.posterous.com is organising a competiton!'

    'Great, we love competitions! What do we have to do?'

    'You have to write a story...
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    Re: Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    Thanks very much, Renaissance Man. Posterous is very annoying sometimes: it adds codes that mess up the links. I will see to it anon. :-)

    Update: Idole worked fine for me. I have corrected the...
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    Re: Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    You're welcome, trex. It's hardly ever possible to transcribe anything with just letters of the alphabet and not everyone is familiar with phonetic symbols so it's not you...
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    Re: Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    Not bad at all, trex, but the two 'é's in Sécrétions are pronounced in exactly the same way and, since the 'é' sound doesn't exist in English, it's not possible to transcribe it accurately without a...
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    Re: Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    Thank you so much, Augusta. I'm really touched. :-)

    I am adding Sécrétions Magnifiques to my list.
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    Re: Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    LOL! Thanks for that, Makassar.
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    Re: Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    Sorry I didn't answer you last night: my internet connection failed. I wasn't aware that Trufflehunter had recorded some names when I started doing (I'd said I would do this kind of thing back in...
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    Re: Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    Those kinds of websites can be useful, but they can never be 100% accurate because the words you hear are composed of small chunks of pre-recorded sound stuck together, so the stress and intonation...
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    Re: Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    Indeed, but, here again, no need to struggle with an approximate transcription (it can only be approximate without the use of phonetic symbols, especially when it comes to the nasal 'in'): I recorded...
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    Re: Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    Thank you very much, Actiasluna. One of the rules on MUA is that you're not allowed to post the URL of any website you are affiliated to, even if it is useful to its members and you don't receive any...
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    Re: Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    Thank you so much for the vote of confidence, everyone. It's much appreciated. I'm very glad you're enjoying the site and finding it useful.

    And don't forget those requests. :-)
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    Re: Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    Not really, Blondex. In this case, it's 'gwee-yuh', the 'yuh' sound being hardly audible, although it's definitely there: it's not 'gwee'. It's not 'fee' either, it's 'fee-yuh' (same thing with the...
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    Pronunciation of French perfumes and designers

    Hi,

    Yesterday, after someone had asked how to pronounce the tongue twister 'Fille en Aiguilles', I was deleted from MUA for posting the URL of a site I created for its members and for anyone...
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    Re: La Cologne du Parfumeur by Guerlain - New Fragrance

    *Obviously* Cologne is short for Eau de Cologne, but you are (possibly deliberately) missing the point. And the gender of 'Eau' has nothing to do with anything.

    The point is that *all over the...
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    Re: Cologne du Parfumeur by Guerlain - New Fragrance

    In case anyone is still not convinced that the name is Cologne du Parfumeur (without an article), here is confirmation from Guerlain themselves. I emailed them the other day about it.

    'Selon le...
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    Re: Cologne du Parfumeur by Guerlain - New Fragrance

    The poet Renée Vivien, who was a dipso- and etheromaniac, used to actually drink eau de Cologne to mask the smell of the noxious substances she was addicted to.

    Anyway, thanks for making the...
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    Re: La Cologne du Parfumeur by Guerlain - New Fragrance

    PS. Don't just take my word for it (LOL!): there is a pic of the bottle on The Scented Salamander.
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    Re: La Cologne du Parfumeur by Guerlain - New Fragrance

    Hi, all!

    The name is Cologne du Parfumeur, not La Cologne du Parfumeur.

    If you're not a native French speaker, it probably won't strike you as wrong (and you might wonder why the fuss), but...
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    What can I say? I'm very touched. :-)
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    If I may... please use the comments form on the Alphabetical list post on Frag Name of the Day for your requests rather than posting them here. It will save me having to look in two different places...
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    Thank you very much, Renaissance_Man.

    I will just add Idole de Lubin to my 'To do' list, I think, b/c Lubin is pronounced the same whether on its own or accompanied by other words. :-)
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    These kinds of sites are OK for the odd commonly used word, but not for strings of words because they work by sticking isolated, prerecorded syllables together. Therefore you don't get the French...
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    That is very generous of you, Trufflehunter. Thank you very much.
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    Sorry for the delay, Dimitri. I see you already have. I was going to say I'd be delighted if you linked Frag of the Day to your lovely blog. Thank you for asking. :-)
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    Thank you so much, sweetie. :-)
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    Re: French pronunciation, great new site

    Hello everyone!

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. It really makes it all worthwhile. Please don't hesitate to request names for me to record. And, once you've done so, please be...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Starts Shipping Worldwide!!

    I rest my case. LOL! Beware those SAs: they are *never* a reliable source of info.

    Thank you so much for the vote of confidence, Matthewfoo, Narcus and AnthonyDG. (Sorry for the delay in replying...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Starts Shipping Worldwide!!

    The day I believe what an SA says (especially reported through someone else), I'll know senility has finally set in.

    Btw, I'm very glad everyone is so 'au fait' with the ins and outs of the Serge...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Starts Shipping Worldwide!?

    4)

    For the rest, I will let others judge the unbelievable rudeness of the above response.

    Have a good weekend, all!
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    Re: Serge Lutens Starts Shipping Worldwide!!

    1) As far as the Serge Lutens line is concerned, Exclusives means those fragrances that are only available from the Salons du Palais-Royal Shiseido or by mail order in Europe. Not just the LE...
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    Re: Five O'Clock au Gingembre by Serge Lutens

    You're right. They don't. They only list the Exclusives because officially the Exports have nothing to do with Shiseido and the website is that of the Salons du Palais Royal-Shiseido.
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    Re: New Serge Lutens release...

    The name *is* fairly corny, but not mysterious: Le 'Five o' clock' means 'Afternoon tea'. A certain class of French people (I am French so don't accuse me of bashing the French, OK?) are snobs who...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Rousse

    [Off topic]
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    Re: Serge Lutens Rousse

    I have explained earlier what 'rousse' means (scroll down; I am French and I know what I'm talking about) and it's not necessarily 'redhead' in the feminine. Primarily, it means 'russet' and since...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Rousse

    Thank you. I'll try. You certainly made me feel very welcome today, R. :)
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    Re: Serge Lutens Rousse

    Hi, Riannon! Thank you so much for all the compliments. I'm very glad my notepad helped you in some way. :)

    I've been a member of Basenotes for a while but I don't have the time to visit two...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Rousse

    It's the feminine of the word 'roux', which means 'russet' and also 'red-headed'. It's the former meaning that's relevant in this case, not 'red-headed'.
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