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    Old Guerlain box

    Has anyone seen a Guerlain box like this? I just found it at a flea market. I know Guerlain used to sell perfumes in these boxes, but the lettering is different from photos I have found. The box is...
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    Re: Minty recommendations please!

    Kenzo Air is minty (and not very masculine).
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    Re: your favorite gardenia fragrance?

    Yves Rocher's Pur Désir de Gardénia is wonderful and cheap light fresh gardenia toilette. For a full, rounded and soliflore gardenia I vote for Gardenia by Elizabeth Taylor - no one mentioned that...
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    Re: where to buy Miroir des Secrets?

    Thierrymugler.com ships to USA only :(
    These exclusive fragrances are so exclusive you can't get them at all! Shame on you, Thierry.
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    where to buy Miroir des Secrets?

    Can I buy Mugler's Miroir fragrances online? The website lists stores, but no e-stores. I tried googling, but no success...
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    Re: Violet Scents

    Yardley April Violets is cheap and should be good (haven't tried it, read that it's the sweeter, powderier type).
    Notre Flore Iris by L'Occitane is a wonderful, fresh violet + iris scent (first goes...
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    Re: Great perfume porn

    I've already seen this online... I can't imagine scanning such a heavy, big book.
    I'm tempted to buy it, but there are necessary additions to my fragrance shelf that need to be taken care of first :)
  8. Re: Diddy molests woman in hallway to sell perfume

    It's too long, amateurish and totally chaotic. I didn't grasp it and I'm not ashamed of it :)
  9. Re: Ladies help!!! Have I been sold a fake Lolita Lempicka???

    Pacific Creation is a real firm and the address (Rue Carolie, Paris) is correct, and it is Lolita Lempicka; try googling "Pacific Creation Parfums/Lolita Lempicka", you usually find it in this form....
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    Re: If perfumes were countrys?

    France: Miss Dior (elegant, feminine, classy... and a little bit aloof)
    USA: E. Arden Red Door
    Italy: Lancaster Aquazur (Rimini), Terre d'Hermes (Pompei :) ), Blv Notte (Rome)
    Japan: Anaïs Anaïs...
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    Help me identify a Guerlain mini

    I bought this two minis on eBay along with some others. They were not expensive. Both are mini "bee" bottles, one of them is Eau de Cologne Imperiale, but the second one has no sticker, nothing...
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    Re: perfume and pets

    I have pet rats and they don't care about perfume. I let them sniff my wrists and nothing happened - no disgust, not even interest. The only perfumes that make them crazy are Raw Fish, Soup'n'Stains...
  13. Re: Hall Of Shame: Most Embarrasing Fragrance Moments

    When I was doing the second round of my degree exams, I wore Blv Notte (I took J'adore for the first round - nice, smooth, sensually fruity fragrance on me, stayed close to the skin and helped me...
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    Re: patchouli, patchouli everywhere

    I hate patchouli :D Some time ago, before I knew that the note I find repulsive in some perfumes is patchouli, I bought a patchouli essential oil, put it into an aromalamp and... oh my god, one of...
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    Re: Please Help! Must Have Pencil Shavings!

    I would try Hiris by Hermes (and also Tumulte pour Homme by Lacroix is all cedar and pencil shavings, but it's for men).
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    Re: Online shopping in EU

    No, I haven't, it was recommended to me by a friend who bought a fragrance from them.
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    Re: Online shopping in EU

    You're great, thanks for the suggestions! :)
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    Online shopping in EU

    I do most of my online shopping outside EU, but recently the customs went crazy and getting fragrances from outside EU became too risky. Any suggestions for e-shops inside EU? British, german,...
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    Re: Best Lilac / Buddelia Perfume?

    I see nobody suggested Purplelight by Salvador Dali - it's not pure lilac and not the best lilac, but it's very lilac.
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    Fragrances for my mom

    I would like to hear your suggestions for my mom. I need a present for her and I will surely use the other suggestions in the future :) I prefer mainstream, niches are hard to get here.

    She likes...
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    Re: Sense of smell sharper in the morning?

    I would agree with the morning = sharper... Or maybe it's not in the receptors, but in the sensitivity. I'm generally very sensitive in the morning, when I get out of bed, I don't want to hear any...
  22. Re: Are you a Full Bottle Queen or a Sample/Decant Princess?

    I'm both... I have full bottles of those I really like and on the step below that waits a bunch of decants to be promoted to the full bottle status. It's like the Idols. You suck, baby, go try...
  23. Re: If colours were perfumes or vice versa what would they be?

    I was thinking again about the colors of perfumes today (in the bus - a way to make the boring waiting more pleasant) and found another game - if you were a painter, what technique/style you would...
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    Re: Peach Perfume - Different Kinds of Peach

    Purplebird, have you tried Eclat d'Arpege? I see you're not much into freshies, but this one has peach + lilac, you might like it ;)
  25. Re: Hold The Front Page!!! - What's this I see??

    It fooled me too, I thought Basenotes have been hacked :D
  26. Re: If colours were perfumes or vice versa what would they be?

    I realize I also use colors when describing a perfume to someone... Some people understand what I'm saying (but are probably not always imagining the same notes), some don't.

    Me: "It started with...
  27. Re: If colours were perfumes or vice versa what would they be?

    I'm strange, too :) I've been doing this since I was a child. My Monday was yellow, Tuesday brown, Wednesday blue, Thursday and Friday red, Saturday grey and Sunday gold. See, I still remember it...
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    Re: For how many of your fragrances..

    None for me. But that's because I'm into natural cosmetics and don't want to use shower gels with SLS and lotions with silicone or mineral oils. Give me a natural lotion scented with Arpege or Love...
  29. Re: If colours were perfumes or vice versa what would they be?

    Black Cashmere - fluffy black seen through foggy haze of dark grey
    Champs-Elysées - blinding white with flashes of yellow and gold

    Angel - golden brown, like honey or caramel
    Alien - dark...
  30. Re: New Incanto Shine by Ferragamo, anyone smelled it yet??

    Sweet fruity fresh with a very detectable load of mimosa. And because I like mimosa... I like Incanto Shine. But not enough to replace my beloved Lys, which is more Eclat d'Arpege-like fresh.
  31. Re: If you were only "allowed" to wear two scents for one year, which ones would it b

    I would surely keep Arpege by Lanvin and the second would be... damn, now that I'm thinking about it, it IS a VERY difficult question! I would narrow it down to DKNY Women, Ricci's Love in Paris, D&G...
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    Re: What is this perfume?Help me please...

    Look at these, I found some more yellow - frosted - flowers:
    http://www.parfyym.pri.ee/?op=body&id=621&cid=3671&cgid=0 - Jacinthe et Rose
    http://www.parfyym.pri.ee/?op=body&id=94&cid=4335 - Ca Sent...
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    Sea, sun, sand and wind

    My friend is looking for a fragrance that smells like this. Something sunny, salty, aquatic, fresh, but not lotos- or waterlily-like fresh. And no sweet flowers or vanilla, please. Do you have any...
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    Re: How to dispose of unwanted oil?

    Rinse it with alcohol and then wash thoroughly in warm water with soap. If that doesn't help, boil it. Glass doesn't absorb anything, so you only have to get rid of the oil sticking to the bottle....
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    Re: mixing fragrances

    Or buy matching aftershaves with your frags :) (Somewhat pricey option, I know...)
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    patchouli, musk and amber

    I'm slowly learning how do the various notes in fragrances smell, but I'm still confused about these three. Patchouli and musk are listed in so many frags, so is amber. How does patchouli smell - is...
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    Re: HELP! Saving an old fragrance

    It is Flirt by Prescriptives. There's one review on Basenotes saying that it is offensive and has a "toxic topnote". Maybe it is not an error, but a feature :)
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    Re: Branching out from White Musk?

    I have a sample of Bright Crystal here I've not yet sniffed... I have to do it NOW!
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    Re: This Perfume Smells Like...That Perfume

    Lys by Marina de Bourbon smells like Lanvin's Eclat d'Arpege with less lilac and more mimosa. And the first minutes of Light Blue is similar to these two, before it becomes pure green apple. I must...
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    Re: The "Casmir's" by Chopard

    I haven't tried White and Pink, so thanks for the info - but I have tried Casmir Blue. To me it was like the original Casmir, very sweet (the sweetness reminded me a bit of L by Lolita Lempicka) and...
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    Re: Tuberose and gardenia

    Versace Crystal Noir is very beautiful gardenia scent. I smell gardenia in Pure Poison, but nobody else around me does, so it's probably just my nose. Yves Rocher has Pur Desir Gardenia (really...
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    Re: Current Faves and Matching Moods

    Bvlgari's Rose Essentielle - young woman from 19th century, in light colored dress with flowers, with aristocratic posture and a dreamy smile

    E. Arden's Red Door (not my fave, but my mother's) - a...
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    Re: Mitsouko guidance

    I found peach at once - try looking for dried peach, it's drier, stronger and seemed almost salty to me. Not the silky light fresh peach.
  44. Thread: Fracas

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    Re: Fracas

    To me it's heady and heavy, like a big, wonderful orchid dripping thick, sweet and at the same time refreshingly floral nectar. In the beginning it reminded me of peach and strawberry ice-cream (no,...
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    The New Book of Perfumes

    Is this book (by John Oakes) worth getting? I cannot look inside, because I'm not from UK or USA, and there's no excerpt on Amazon.
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    Re: Organza by Givenchy

    Very nice, warm floriental. I don't like orientals, but have this one in miniature and sometimes dab it and bathe in the warm, sweet, sexy cloud.
    There's something sweet and heady in Organza I smell...
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    Re: What is your favourite olfactive family?

    I like florals and fruity florals. Shame on me.
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    Re: Favourite House?

    Nina Ricci :)
    The next would be Dior and Bvlgari.
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    Help me identify an old perfume

    I have a little empty bottle that once contained a perfume my grandma got when she was young. I have no idea how old it is, I'd say 50's or 60's? It is most certainly European. There's nothing...
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    Fleur de Fleurs

    I have a miniature of Fleur de Fleurs by Nina Ricci, this one:

    http://hpbimg.miniature-angel.com/NINA-RICCI-FLEUR-DE-FLEUR.jpg

    I love the scent and would like a bigger bottle, but I could only...
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    Re: Weekend By Burberry

    It goes bad on me, too :( I bought it blind, fortunatelly my mom loved it, so I gave it to her. On my skin it smelled like a toilet freshener.
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    Premier Jour Soleil by Nina Ricci

    Premier Jour, d'Ete and Lucky Day are in the database, but the Soleil is missing...
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    Why google search? :(

    Where's the old search? The new google search is horrible :\
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    Something with strawberries?

    I tried Miss Dior Cherie, I *loved* the strawberries, but overall something was wrong with Cherie on my skin. I can't wear it, there's something sharp for me in the drydown or what. Can anybody...
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    Re: what is that in men fragrances?

    It has to be a mix that's always the same, because it smells always the same. The other components of the fragrance only make it more prominent or less, or the perfumer pours more or less of that...
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    what is that in men fragrances?

    I would like to know, what is that part that makes fragrances for men smell like fragrances for men? I mean that part you always smell in men frags and never in women (with the few exceptions on both...
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    Re: Online shopping - StrawberryNET

    I never ordered from StrawberryNET, because they're overpriced. Mostly you can find the fragrances much cheaper on e-bay or any e-shop. For example: recently I wanted Blv Notte, 40 ml/1.33: $50 in...
  58. Naomi Campbell frags - is my nose strange?

    I would like to know, are Naomi's scents really so horrible, or is it just my nose? Recently, I have tried three Naomis - Cat Deluxe, Sunset and Naomagic. The first smelled like flowers rinsed in...
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    I hate Red Door and Eden. Both my mother's favorites, unfortunately. Alien, Kingdom. Very Valentino - somebody may call this a soft, pleasant fragrance, but for me it's a repulsively weak, whining...
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    Something similar to Chanel no 19?

    I'd like to find a fragrance similar to Chanel no 19 - I like to sniff this one, but I'm not brave enough to wear it :) Can anybody suggest something a little bit more floral? No 19 is too woody and...
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