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  1. Re: Article: The Pound Shop Fragrance Challenge

    My niece raves about Lidl's version of Chanel Coco Mademoiselle. Apparently, it even fooled some very experienced "noses". Have to look for "Rush Hour". I LOVE Gucci Rush.
  2. I was given a tester spray in the south of France...

    I was given a tester spray in the south of France last week and absolutely love it. It's got something different from all the other fruity florals. Fab staying power ... a burst of loveliness!

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  3. Re: Please, ladies, don't wear Amarige.

    I think your Amarige post is spot-on. fellow Glaswegian!
  4. Re: HELP! CABOCHARD - EDT or EDP?

    Thanks as always for your suggestions, cacio. I'm reading a lot of good stuff about Aramis. I must try it.
  5. Re: HELP! CABOCHARD - EDT or EDP?

    Well, I bought it and I like it. Very daring fragrance. Totally different from anything else I have.
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    Re: molecule 1 or escentric 1

    My one complaint about Molecule 01 is that I can barely smell it myself. But other people seem to go crazy when I wear it. I have never known a perfume have this effect on people. Colleagues at...
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    Re: Best Chypre

    Going to be daring and spray some Mitsouko next time I'm in John Lewis. Had no idea it was a chypre. I've always been a bit "scared" of Guerlain fragrances. I think it's time I grew up. Thank...
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    Re: Best Chypre

    Hello Evangeline
    Thanks for a fantastic and fast response! I'm going to look into everything you've mentioned. I'm shocked that Estée Lauder do a chypre fragrance. I always imagined their...
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    Best Chypre

    I literally only read up yesterday on what constitutes a chypre fragrance, and I now recognise the similarity between Lancome's Magie Noire, Miss Dior and my new perfume - Cabochard. I bought this...
  10. Re: Which men's fragrances can women wear, and layering

    cacio
    I had a spray of Anais Anais at the weekend and couldn't believe how dry and fresh it is. I want to try other retros such as L'Air Du Temps now, also Rive Gauche, but can't find them anywhere.
  11. Re: Which men's fragrances can women wear, and layering

    Hello Foustie, and thanks a million for your recommendations! Now, I DID buy Givenchy Gentleman, but in my opinion, it's just a bit TOO masculine for me, so my husband is now wearing it and loves...
  12. Re: Which men's fragrances can women wear, and layering

    cacio
    Oh he's not into all that macho man rubbish and is perfectly comfortable with his sexuality blah blah blah, but I think he would just feel uncomfortable wearing something that might be...
  13. Re: Looking for that perfect scent...Suggestions?

    Hello! Chanel Pour Monsieur. Very masculine and fresh.
  14. HELP! CABOCHARD - EDT or EDP?

    Hi dream team
    After reading all the comments on Basenotes, I HAVE to try Cabochard de Gres. This will be my first blind buy ever. I'm pretty confident I'm going to like it, though, as I love Agent...
  15. Re: Which men's fragrances can women wear, and layering

    Hello cacio
    Do you mean the original Anais Anais? Is that quite masculine? I'll have to try it. He'll never go for it, though. This is something he just wouldn't be comfortable with.

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  16. Re: Which men's fragrances can women wear, and layering

    Thank you all so much for these tips! I've been looking at reviews of the Prada Infusions today and am not exactly blown away by what I read. I've just ordered Lempicka Au Masculin online,...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Hello Cindy
    What an exciting world you've yet to discover! I find fragrance just so exciting, and I get a real thrill every time I buy a new one. As for the snooty perfume counter assistants,...
  18. Which men's fragrances can women wear, and layering

    OK, I know the answer is "Any ones they want!", but in spite of being an olfactory obsessive, this is a line I've yet to cross. I LOVE Givenchy Gentleman, and I want to buy it for myself. What do...
  19. I find the whole Jo Malone brand to be the most...

    I find the whole Jo Malone brand to be the most hyped up, overpriced range on the market. Again and again I've tried their fragrances, everything from the cloying, cheap smelling Lime, Basil &...
  20. ... and so I will never buy or recommend a Bond...

    ... and so I will never buy or recommend a Bond fragrance again.
  21. Right. Now I'm curious (but NOT Twitney Spears)....

    Right. Now I'm curious (but NOT Twitney Spears). I have to read reviews of Jennifer Aniston's perfume.
  22. Bottega Veneta is one of the cheapest smelling...

    Bottega Veneta is one of the cheapest smelling scents ever IMO. And it has no staying power. I just don't get this.
  23. Why would anyone in the entire world want to wear...

    Why would anyone in the entire world want to wear a fragrance endorsed by Bee-yonce? This is a bird who looks like a bloke in drag. Her only "talent" is screeching and shaking. Will people...
  24. I think this is worth buying for the mad and...

    I think this is worth buying for the mad and crazy bottle alone!:shocked: Driftwood, though? Dead fish and sea salt?
  25. Re: Alien The Taste of Fragrance Caramel = Hypnotic Poison?

    I've had both Alien and Hypnotic Poison and honestly don't see any similarities at all. I wouldn't buy Alien again, as I think it's overpoweringly sweet. It's not unpleasant, though. Just not for...
  26. My mum-in-law has just given me a sample of...

    My mum-in-law has just given me a sample of Bottega Veneta, which I'll try tonight when I go home. I can't quite believe the best all time women's fragrances. Angel? Opium? What?! I would have...
  27. Re: Article: Coty and Madonna unveil visuals for Truth or Dare scent, and announce pre-sale at Macy'

    Gordon Ramsay is hilarious. He supports Scotland in rugby and football and very much considers himself a Scot, but he has one of the most gorgeous English accents ever. I love his mum. She is the...
  28. Although nowadays I'm into sophisticated...

    Although nowadays I'm into sophisticated fragrances (Elie Saab, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dior, Gucci etc), I would be SO HAPPY if the Body Shop relaunched Fuzzy Peach perfume oil. I can't believe they...
  29. Can I just pick up on the "British accent"...

    Can I just pick up on the "British accent" comment? Just to lay this to rest once and for all. There is NO SUCH THING as a "British accent". If a non Brit were to meet five indigenous people...
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    Re: DKNY Women

    You mean you can no longer buy the DKNY Woman tall glass skyscraper design bottled fragrance which was launched in the late 90's? That was a lovely, fresh perfume. I walked past someone at work...
  31. OMG. "Kim Kardashian (model, actress) presented...

    OMG. "Kim Kardashian (model, actress) presented a perfume named after her in 2009 and it arrived in style in an extravagant flacon. Kim Kardashian is a fragrance constructed of luminous, sweet...
  32. Who actually IS Kim Kardashian? Is he/she a...

    Who actually IS Kim Kardashian? Is he/she a fictitious character like Marge Simpson? I'm going to google him/her and see if they've luanched a perfume yet.
  33. Probably lovely and light for a beachy holiday. ...

    Probably lovely and light for a beachy holiday. But may still attract mozzies.
  34. I think this will be tackarama. It will be...

    I think this will be tackarama. It will be interchangeable with any fragrance by Katie "I ooze cheapness" Price or someone even more obscure such as whatsername from Big Brother.
  35. I'm liking this werewolf theme. Cabotine de Gres...

    I'm liking this werewolf theme. Cabotine de Gres have Moonflower, too. Just waiting for the first vampire line in fragrance. "Eau Sucker!" maybe? With all the vampire themed TV programmes and...
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle.

    My sister lives in central Scotland and I live in the most southeasterly part of England, yet in spite of those hundreds of miles across Britain, occasionally I think I can smell her perfume. LOL. ...
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    Re: What shall I buy?????

    L'instant de Geurlain - I haven't smelled this (but love Samsara by Guerlain because my mum loved it).

    Dior Homme intense - may try this and see if I'd like it for my husband. He is my fragrance...
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    Re: What shall I buy?????

    What I love about the people I "meet" on this site is that you're all unafraid of wearing male / female fragrances, no matter what your gender. I would have NEVER considered this before. But I...
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    Re: What shall I buy?????

    Erm ... snuggle with your girl? I've just realised Sofyaan is a boy! LOL
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    Re: What shall I buy?????

    I just had a look - you're right - the bottle is beautiful! So, are you drawn to heady, long-lasting perfumes? If so, you could try Kenzo Jungle (only for the brave, but my sister loves it), or...
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    Re: What shall I buy?????

    Oh my goodness, please don't take any notice of me. I just have an inner English teacher, screaming to get out. Your post was brilliant - very descriptive and informative, and you've made me want...
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    Re: What shall I buy?????

    I thought your review was great and loved reading about your thoughts on Midnight in Paris! Makes me want to try it, too. I don't think anyone should apologise for their review. Fragrance is is a...
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    No, honestly, just a slimeball
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    Re: I'm Loving Azzaro Pour Homme

    Makes me feel sick. Cloying. It's like the little pimply brother of Fahrenheit. YUK.
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    Re: Chanel Antaeus

    The only man I ever know who wore this was arrogant and utterly obnoxious. LOL. So no matter how good or bad it smells, i will always associate it with him.
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    Re: Kenzo Jungle.

    Jungle is my sister's signature scent. She is the only person I've ever known wear it. It's way too overpowering for me. But it's still a grande dame in the world of fragrance!
  47. Re: Fragrance similar to Very Valentino for Women?

    Chanel Allure has a very similar dry down
  48. I found the original Armani Code too sickly and...

    I found the original Armani Code too sickly and overpowering. I was also put off by the fact that a woman I didn't particularly like used to drown herself in it at work. Maybe this will be a little...
  49. Re: Modern bohemian-type fragrances

    Definitely Lolita Lempicka
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    Re: What shall I buy?????

    Molecule 01 is a fabulous fragrance, in my opinion. I'd highly recommend it.
  51. Brilliant - I think maybe i should start choosing...

    Brilliant - I think maybe i should start choosing his aftershaves based on their names. Spicebomb is a definite contender. And what about Green Irish Tweed? Celtic Spray? Gucci Rush for Men -...
  52. Gres perfumes - Cabotine Variants

    Has anyone smelled Cabotine Moon Flower or Cabotine Gold, and if so, what are they similar to? Thanks!
  53. Oh, I can't wait to hear what my husband makes of...

    Oh, I can't wait to hear what my husband makes of this one. His descriptions of what he's wearing crack me up. Mont Blanc is "Mountain Spray". Chanel Bleu is "Blue Channel Spray". L'Occitane is...
  54. Maybe they should have made a perfume based on...

    Maybe they should have made a perfume based on the smell of fresh paint, as that's what the queen thinks the world smells like. Everywhere she goes, some poor sod has had to re-paint all the walls...
  55. Re: New Fragrance: Diane von Furstenberg - Diane

    I'm wearing Diane again today. I feel I am enveloped in a beautiful cloud of sexiness. Another thing I love about Diane is that I could have a Diane day followed by an Agent Provocateur day without...
  56. Re: New Fragrance: Diane von Furstenberg - Diane

    These posts simply serve to highlight what a subjective area fragrance is, and how interesting and fun it is to read differing views. I love that Hillaire thinks Diane smells cheap, LOL - To my...
  57. Re: New Fragrance: Diane von Furstenberg - Diane

    I treated myself to Diane EDP yesterday. I just think it's absolutely gorgeous. It's a modern twist on Lancome's Magie Noire, it is a first cousin of Agent Provocateur, it even doffs its cap to Miss...
  58. I just treated myself to Diane EDP yesterday. I...

    I just treated myself to Diane EDP yesterday. I just think it's absolutely gorgeous. It's a modern twist on Lancome's Magie Noire, it is a first cousin of Agent Provocateur, it even doffs its cap...
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    Re: Most Offensive Fragrance

    Mario Justiniani - Excellent use of your descriptive skills there, mate. LOL. Can I add L'Occitane Eau d'Iparie to my list? If you sprayed this on your wrist last year, you'll still be trying to...
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    Re: Most Offensive Fragrance

    Today, I am floating around in a cloud of YSL Elle. Got the body lotion on as well. Yum. Apart from my L'Occitane and Bond No 9, I haven't had anything really non mainstream. What should I try? I...
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    Re: Most Offensive Fragrance

    Well that makes sense, Moore, my friend! I know exactly what you mean. You find these fragrances strong and realise they might be overpowering to other people, but you love them, so hard cheese! ...
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    Re: Most Offensive Fragrance

    Totally agree with you on Fahrenheit and Le Male, but the others seem fairly innocuous. Do you really find Issey, Jungle, Angel, Amarige and Light Blue "offensive"? I think they're definitely all...
  63. As a huge devotée of Stella the original...

    As a huge devotée of Stella the original fragrance, I'm really excited about trying this, too. I agree with Zimatar's comment about how lovely the inspiration is behind this creation. I wonder if...
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    Re: Miss Dior Original

    HA HA HA excellent! I have a propensity to do this as well, personify my perfumes. Bit of fun, nothing more. I love the spectrum of different nuances that perfumes have. Just like people!
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    Re: Most Offensive Fragrance

    Oh, and JPG Le Male. It screams. That's all I'm saying.
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    Re: Most Offensive Fragrance

    Obsession - both the men's and women's variants. Makes the wearer smell like they need a shower. Cloying and headachey. The original Poison. Dolce Vita. Anything by Burberry. Kouros (my...
  67. Re: I need a niche! Take a look at my collection so far and throw out some suggestions!

    Have you tried anything by L'Occitane? Labdanum is gorgeous. Most of their fragrances are fabulous.
  68. Re: I need a niche! Take a look at my collection so far and throw out some suggestions!

    New Haarlem is very heavily coffee based, isn't it? But I agree, the Bond No 9 range is different, classy and a bit out there. Highly recommended.
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    Re: Miss Dior Original

    I tried the original Miss Dior after reading reviews on Basenotes. The minute I sprayed it, I was transformed back to the 70s and realised this is what my sister-in-law (now 60) used to wear when I...
  70. Re: Article: Kate Middleton wore White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum

    [QUOTE=BetsyMeszaros;2403175]I'm an American and I find your statement most obnoxious. The British and the Canadians are the best friends we ever had and your comments are way off base and totally...
  71. Re: Article: Kate Middleton wore White Gardenia Petals by Illuminum

    HA HA HA HA HA! Well said, BBB! I do find it so very amusing and comical when Americans try to belittle Great Britain. Anyway, with regard to the perfume Kate M wore, it's her choice, it was her...
  72. It's great that so many retro scents are back. I...

    It's great that so many retro scents are back. I see they've relaunched Tabac but without the tobacco - is that right? And L'Air Du Temps is in fashion again, although I can't smell anything when I...
  73. Re: I want a new perfume, but not sure what!

    How lovely of you to let me know - thank you!
  74. Re: I want a new perfume, but not sure what!

    I haven't ever smelled Cabochard. The thing I love about Basenotes is that people talk about obscure or older fragrances as well as the newer ones, and it makes me want to try them all! I LLOVE...
  75. Re: I want a new perfume, but not sure what!

    I bought Magie Noire, foolishly thinking it would be the same as it was in the old days, but it just seemed like a poor relation of Agent Provocateur. It's still lovely, but I do wish they'd bring...
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    Re: Review-posting confusion

    Hello. I'm a new member. How do I post a review? Thank you.
  77. Re: I want a new perfume, but not sure what!

    Oh - PS - you say you like distinctive, unusual scents. How about Kenzo Jungle? To say it's unforgettable and evocative is an understatement. Very sultry. Adults only. Give it a try.
  78. Re: I want a new perfume, but not sure what!

    Hi Heavens ... I share your past love of JPG and Mont Blanc, although I favoured Présence d'une Femme by MB. Are you open to trying something a little edgy for your evening wear? If so, have a...
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