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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 31st March 2015

    As usual, it's warm and dry here in Southern California. I am wearing a seasonal favorite - Blue Agava & Cacao by Jo Malone. Have a great day!
  2. Re: Happiness is a perfume bottle... or few

    Wow! The Dior alone would make my day. Congratulations!
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    Re: Which fragrance you wear to sleep?

    Sometimes I wear a dab or two of Jicky.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 30th March 2015

    I'm wearing Futur again today. It's my new favorite. Have a great day!
  5. Re: Do you think we have too many forum police (non mods)?

    Whenever I feel Basenotes forums are becoming uncomfortably contentious I take a break for a while. I read Scent of the Day, catch up on reviews and articles, etc. until the dust clears. As for...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th March 2015

    In sync with Sel Marin. It's appropriate because it will be 90 degrees today here in Southern California. Have a nice day!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th March 2015

    I am wearing Diorella today. Have a great day, everyone!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th March 2015

    I'm wearing L'Ombre dans L'Eau by Diptyque. A green rose - perfect for a breezy spring day.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd March 2015

    It's Sous le Vent on this fine day.

    CapriDog, I love your Vietnamese photographs. They are very evocative.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 21st March 2015

    I'm lounging this morning trying to decide if I should sample Micallef's Gaiac Wood again today. I think I will. I wore it yesterday and it has a soft, sweet, woody smell that is quite pleasant. I'm...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 19th March 2015

    I am making it through the work day in Cristalle. The occasional whiffs are wonderful! Bye!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18th March 2015

    I am wearing Cuir de Russie today. Yesterday, I heard a bird singing outside my office window. It gave me Spring Fever really bad! But instead of running outside to commune with nature, I drudged on...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th March 2015

    Futur - I'm wearing green fragrance in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
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    Re: Fragrancenet Flack

    The several orders I placed arrived in good condition and the products performed as expected. Regarding customer service, I contacted them by telephone about a return and they were quite nice and I...
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    Re: Splash Bottles

    Nymphaea,
    You hit the nail on the head! I had a more old school perfume experience applying from the bottle instead of the sprayer. The two particular houses I mentioned come as capped bottles with...
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    Splash Bottles

    As an experiment, I coverted my Serge Lutens and Santa Maria Novella bottles from sprayers back to splash bottles. I kind of like the more targeted application. Any thoughts on this?
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    Re: SOTD Monday 16th March 2015

    It's Ambre Sultan today.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 14th March 2015

    Today, I am sampling Bandit for the first time. Exciting!
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    Re: Going back to the 'dark' side!!

    I was ogling some old time cheapies on the Vermont Country Store website the other day. I didn't pull the trigger though.
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    Re: Not Properly Dressed?

    I have never forgotten to apply fragrance. It's part of my morning routine. However, I would feel uncomfortable if I did forget.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 13th March 2015

    I am wearing Antonia by Puredistance. It's super-green. Have a good day!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 12th March 2015

    Diorella is my scent of the day. It'll be over 90 degrees today - yikes!
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    Re: Most overrated fragrance on Basenotes?

    Yes, we do indeed.
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    Re: Do you tip the mule?

    Yours is a very humorous rant, I must say. Mule, goat... LOL!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 11th March 2015

    I am breaking out my new bottle of Ambre Sultan today. It's a cozy scent for a gray day. Have a good day!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 10th March 2015

    Today, I'm debuting my new bottle of Futur. It seems to be a successful blind buy. It's VERY green - just what I wanted!
  27. Re: Just got in TF's Oud Wood, Noir de Noir & Tuscan Leather

    If you wear leather, try wearing Tuscan Leather to enhance the vibe of your clothes. I wear it with my leather jackets.
  28. Re: A New Book on Fragrance Designers is just out, Just got my copies

    Congratulations on your recognition! I look forward to reading the book and learning about how you and other fragrance designers create.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2015

    Full bottles:
    Ambre Sultan by Serge Lutens (50 ml)
    futur by Robert Piguet (100 ml)

    Extreme Amber and extreme Green!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 9th March 2015

    I am sample testing Timbuktu today. Have a nice day!
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    Re: Wash yourself thoroughly

    Another variation on the Aventus theme. It's amusing how many things can be said about a particular fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 7th March 2015

    I am wearing Amouage Fate Woman to a wedding this evening. Have a beautiful day!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 6th March 2015

    I am wearing Ambre Sultan as I visit Las Vegas. The temperature should peak around 73 degees this afternoon. Glorious!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th March 2015

    Sporting L'Air du Desert Marocain for a road trip through the Mohave to Las Vegas this afternoon. This is my third sample test and I think it is FB worthy. Have a wonderful day!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4th March 2015

    I am wearing Gold Woman by Amouage. I read somewhere it has a soapy phase and I feel like smelling soapy today.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3rd March 2015

    I'm wearing Jo Malone Blue Agava & Cacao. This is as close as I'll ever get to having a signature scent - I've drained three large FBs over the years.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 1st March 2015

    I'm trying to warm up on this blustery day with Chanel Coromandel. It's doing the trick!
  38. Re: What is your strategy/structure/system...?

    I store grouped by house. I once wore my entire wardrobe in alphabetical order and it was fun to experience my fragrances one by one without being influenced by mood. I also tried assigning notes to...
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    Re: How many bottles did you buy in 2014?

    I bought eight new bottles in 2014:
    Alien
    Coco
    Cristalle
    Like This
    Diorella
    M2 Black March
    Sel Marin
    Tam Dao
    Except Black March, I wear them all regularly.
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    Poll: Re: Do You Have a Collection or a Wardrobe?

    I keep my wardrobe to around 30 bottles. I've considered collecting all the Diptyques but haven't committed to that. Two things keep me from becoming a collector: financial constraints and minimalist...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 27th February 2015

    I cannot sync today because I do not own any discontinued fragrances. So I chose ELDO's Like This to suit my mood. Have a fabulous day!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 26th February 2015

    I am wearing Chanel Cristalle EDT today. I noticed it was introduced in 1974 but somehow I thought it was more recent. Have a good day everyone!
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    Poll: Re: poll: Bvlgari fragrances

    I enjoy Mon Jasmine Noir.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 25th February 2015

    My scent of the day is Alien.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 24th February 2015

    Today, I'll be sporting Alien at the office while up to my eyeballs in budget preparation. Enjoy your day!

    P.S. I switched to Back to Black at the last minute.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 23rd February 2015

    Hello all,

    I'm launching the work week in Diptyque's Olene. White flowers always perk me up!
  47. Sticky: Re: Which fragrances would people appreciate being split? January / February / March 2015

    Hilarious! (assuming you're kidding...)
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd February 2015

    I have The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo too! I've been using the Konmari Method of decluttering since November and am now in the final phase of tackling mementos. The method is...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 22nd February 2015

    SOTD is Oyedo by Diptyque - a beautiful woodsy orange.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20th February 2015

    In sync with Sous Le Vent. I bought a pricey large bottle from a visiting Guerlain rep on my birthday.
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    Re: Chanel purchase

    There is a Chanel store at my local mall. I also see Chanel's exclusive fragrances on their website, although I've not ordered them online.
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    Re: SO, what are you wearing today?

    Brilliant! 😉
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    Re: SO, what are you wearing today?

    Linen pants, black tank top, and tailored suit jacket with Chanel Cuir de Russie.
  54. Re: What laundry detergent do you use to wash your clothes?

    Tide Free and Gentle (scent free) on clothes and Seventh Generation Free and Clear on towels and bed linens. Surprisingly, I loathe scented laundry products. Nauseating!
  55. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Name: Angel
    Bought: February 24, 2013
    Finished: February 11, 2015

    It took two years to finish 50 ml and it's on my Most Worn list. I refilled the star bottle at Bloomingdales.
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    Re: Do you ever swim in it?

    Going to try it... now!
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    Re: Parfums de Marly at Nordstroms

    Like a lemming, I will go to Nordstrom too.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17th February 2015

    Hello all,

    I am wearing Coromandel today, which has just risen to the top of my "recorded" Most Worn list. By the way, today is the 2nd anniversary of my joining Basenotes.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 15th February 2015

    Hello alI, I am enjoying Sunday in Tuscan Leather. Hearing about weather back east, I suppose I have a new found appreciation for the 80 degree weather expected in Southern California today (although...
  60. Re: SOTD - Valentine's Day Scent - Saturday 14th February 2015

    It's Jicky today! Have a lovely Valentine's Day everyone.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 13th February 2015

    In sync with Bulgari Mon Jasmine Noir.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 12th February 2015

    I am wearing Marni. It is a perfect office scent.
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    Re: Marni Spice by Marni

    I look forward to trying this variation of Marni. Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 11th February 2015

    Hello all, I am wearing Angel today.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    YSL Dusty Rose Matte
  66. Re: Do you take it personally when someone doesn't like your fragrance choices?

    I care a little.
  67. Re: What perfume would Christian Grey buy for Ana on Valentine's Day?

    By Kilian: Forbidden Games
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 10th February 2015

    Today, I am wearing the amazing Diorella.

    Kiliwia, I love the picture of the little Alien family!
  69. Re: How much have scents and smells from your childhood influenced your tastes?

    I spent summertime on a Utah farm as a youth and fell in love with hay and even wanted to bring a bale back to my home in the city. I now like a good hay note in perfume. Maybe there's a connection...
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    Re: Your Valentine's day scent?

    Either Olene or Mon Jasmine Noir - both ultra feminine.
  71. Re: Ladies- which fragrance gets you the most compliments?

    Angel and 1932.
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    Re: Which way to form a collection?

    I think collecting the Malles is perfectly reasonable. It would be a varied collection of high quality fragrances created by great noses. Excellent approach!
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    I'll never forget the sense of accomplishment when I figured out LIDGE. I finally entered it as a BN search and got it by reading numerous posts and getting clues from context.
  74. Re: Best alternative to Yardley English Lavender

    Perhaps Guerlain Jicky.

    Edit: I thought of another - Guerlain Eau de Cologne Imperiale (1853) has a lavender heart. Classic old school (really old!) cologne.
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    Re: CREED Is The Best?

    Creed threads are usually sure to be amusing in a twisted way.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 9th February 2015

    I am wearing Chergui today.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 8th February 2015

    I'm wearing my not-often-worn Lady Vengeance to the California high desert today. I suppose I should have worn something drier and more desert-like. Oh, well!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 7th February 2015

    I am wearing L'Ombre dans L'Eau. The other rose in my wardrobe is Lady Vengeance. I've been reading up on rose scents lately and I want to sample Une Rose and some of the other highly rated ones.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - February 2015

    Trapp candle number 13 - Bob's Flower Shoppe
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    Re: Things I like about Basenotes

    Community, education, entertainment.
  81. Re: Your top 3 most used fragrances in the past 2 years

    1. Volutes - Diptyque
    2. Coromandel - Chanel
    3. Champaca Absolute - Tom Ford
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    Re: SOTD Friday February 6th 2015

    Alien again today.
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    Re: Shave or beards?

    It depends on the hair and face structure, but generally I prefer clean shaven. Alternatively, a very well groomed goatee or beard.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th February 2015

    Today, Alien.
  85. Poll: Re: Fans of Niche Fragrances: How Do You Find New Fragrances?

    Basenotes and Luckyscent website.
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    Re: Which fragrance would Mr. President wear?

    Puredistance M
  87. Re: Fragrances or fragrance lines with bad names

    I used to think Poison was a negative name but it seems very normal now.

    I (Puredistance) is an odd one.

    L'Eau de L'Eau (Diptyque) is too redundant.
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    Re: Funniest fragrance reviews you've read?

    There's a story by Acanthus about Jicky as a lover in the Basenotes reviews that is very clever and funny.
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    Re: The Scent of Power.

    Puredistance M exudes power.
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    Re: You know you're a basenoter when...

    When you have to alphabetize your collection by house in order to find a fragrance in your cabinet. Oh, and you use the term "house".
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    Re: Best looking Bond No.9 Bottle

    I am not a fan of any of them.
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    Poll: Re: Only Frederic Malle you would buy

    Le Parfum de Therese - Roudnitska masterpiece with amazing Basenotes reviews.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 1st February 2015

    I am kicking off February with Cristalle. I wore it to the Symphony last night and I awoke this morning to a sweet, salty, buttery drydown. Divine! So I'm wearing it again today.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 31st January 2015

    I am wearing Patchouli by Santa Maria Novella.
  95. Re: Men's scents for women: Juliette Has A Gun Gentlewoman

    lol!
  96. Re: Is it just me or not many people wear fragrances?

    I was in a big electronics store the other day with huge displays of cheap knock offs. Almost everyone was highly scented. I guess they were all sampling. Other than that, I don't notice other people...
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    Re: Which scent would you break the bank for?

    I did break the bank on Sous le Vent on a significant birthday. It was expensive.
  98. Re: Want to smell of petrol? Volkswagen's Mémoire de Pétrole is here

    Clever!
  99. Re: Thierry Mugler - New refillable 75 ml star

    Thierry Mugler makes the most beautiful bottles - recently the one with crystals inside was the ultimate. This reminds me that I need to get my small star refilled.
  100. Re: Your 3 Favourite Notes and 3 Favourite Fragrances Using Those Notes.

    Leather: Tuscan Leather, Cuir de Russie, M

    Patchouli: Santa Maria Novella Patchouli, Coromandel, Angel

    Woods: Tam Dao, Oyedo, Italian Cypress
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