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    Re: Best Name for a Perfume HOUSE?

    Isn't everything sexy when said by a sexy Frenchman? Perhaps even "Grossmith."
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    Re: What makes a fragrance sexy ?

    There's really only one special ingredient for prime sexy smell of ultra sexy sexiness (Victoria's Secret, if you're reading this, I claim dibs on that name!!): Vanilla
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    Best Name for a Perfume HOUSE?

    We've discussed the best and worst names for individual perfumes, but what, in your opinion, are some of the best and worst names for a perfume line? Any thoughts on what you'd call your perfumes if...
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    Re: Honey, Honey and more Honey

    Noel au Balcon (sweet fruits and honey fragrance) instantly comes to mind, as well as Frapin 1270 (more subtle vanilla and honey fragrance). NaB has more honey, but I personally just plain love the...
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    Why do people who dislike a scent . . .

    often describe it as "strong and musky?"

    This is something I've found baffling. On at least half a dozen different times, different women, each with varying degrees of interest in perfume, smell a...
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    Suggest a floral for a gourmand lover

    I don't know what's gotten into me. Maybe it's the warmed-up weather, the later sunsets, and the approach of frilly-frou-frou-romantical Valentine's day, but I have a craving for florals.

    And...
  7. Re: What scented products do you wish they'd release as perfumes?

    Oopsie-repeat
  8. Re: What scented products do you wish they'd release as perfumes?

    I want the vanilla-y MAC lipstick scent in a fragrance. And what's crazy is that MAC makes perfumes and even has a vanilla scent, but it's nowhere near as delicious as whatever fragrance is found in...
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    Re: What would the Disney Princesses wear?

    Ariel- Virgin Island Water
    Jasmine- Mandragore
    Pocohontas- CdG Sequoia
    Cinderella- Un Lys
    Snow White- Mure et Musc
    Belle- Lann-Ael
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    Re: Please recommend a gourmand for a 14 year old

    Yes. I'm not a teenager, but I do like simple gourmands. I really recommend:
    Ralph Lauren Hot- maple vanilla goodness
    Lolita Lempicka- ivy and licorice
    Il Profumo Vanille Bourbon- sweet, rich...
  11. Re: vanilla fragrances (to replace l'artisan vanilia)?

    I love vanilla, so I definitely have suggestions:
    Farmacia SS Anunziata Vaniglia del Madagascar- I think you'd really like this. Rich, complex, and not gourmand or cloying.
    Il Profumo Vanille...
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    Re: Profumum Vanitas

    I was extremely disappointed in this. Like others said, this is a VERY sweet, cotton-candy vanilla. It reminds me a lot of Flowerbomb more than anything.

    This smells NOTHING like Vaniglia...
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    Re: Le Labo -- Scent of your beloved city

    You know . . . that sounds like a scent I'd definitely want to smell (and a place I want to visit!).

    I'd like to give this a whirl for Berkeley, CA:
    an opening of incense (definitely incense),...
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    Re: Some questions I've been playing with

    Tis true. I'm pretty sure the ingredients list of my fave fragrance reads: alcohol, fragrance, pixie dust and magic
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    Re: Some questions I've been playing with

    Thanks for your replies!

    30 Roses, to respond to #3, I simply find the giant number of perfumes people like staggering. I'm wondering if others are just happier to wear fragrances they find...
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    Some questions I've been playing with

    I'm not really new to the perfume world, but I definitely have a long way to go before I immerse myself so completely as the average BN user. These are just some questions I've been toying...
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    Re: Where do you place your perfume?

    I agree--I get much better lasting power and sillage when I spritz on my inner elbow, rather than my wrists. The pulse point or hollow of the neck is also good for spritzing, but I can never smell a...
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    Any true apricot fragrances?

    This post is inspired by my Jason Natural Cosmetics Body Wash in apricot. Does anyone know of a good apricot or maybe peach fragrance? Something simple, feminine, and sweet, but not sharp or...
  19. Re: An Informal Observation: Fragrance Wearers In Decline in My Area

    Many people I encounter don't wear fragrance that I can detect. Of my 30 coworkers, only 3 (2 women, 1 man) wear fragrances. Going out, I ALWAYS encounter a mishmash of coconut bodysprays, VS 'fumes,...
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    Fragrances you WANT to like

    Are there any 'fumes that, based on rave reviews, beautiful descriptions, great ad copies, or even the general "idea" behind it, you really wish you liked more?

    For me, I wish I loved Tihota, No....
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    Does perfume ever make you frustrated?

    For the most part, I love my love and interest in perfume. I love exploring different brands, different scents, learning about inspirations and philosophies. I love that someone has captured a forest...
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    Re: Where do you buy your decants?

    Thank you for the replies! But le sigh the problem is I'm looking for a particular perfume. And, well, this sums it up best:



    $55 for 8 ml of Dulcis in Fundo. Really? Really???
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    Re: Laundry Musks...

    I highly recommend Prada Amber Pour Homme (aka Prada Man). I love the scent of fresh laundry as well, but usually don't enjoy it that much in my fragrances. Prada, however, is a perfect combo of soap...
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    Where do you buy your decants?

    Hi everyone! So far in the perfume game, I've only been buying sample vials, or, if I really love something, full bottles of scents. However, as my preferences get more finicky (and expensive . . ....
  25. Re: The WhyMe High End Samples/Creed/Store Blind Buy Newbie's first Review! - Pictures included!

    I found this very informative and fun to read. I'm not sure how I ever overlooked Montale's Chypre Vanille before your review!

    I'm a big vanilla lover, so what would you say has been your favorite...
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    Re: The worst smelling fragrance you have ever tried

    Byredo M/ink. It's the scent of paper straight out of the copy machine. Detested scent that reminds me of math tests. And this is from someone who loves the smell of books.
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    Re: What are some of your favorite gourmands?

    Sugandaraja, I've tried Tonkamande and Musc Maori from the PG line. Both are nice but not my perfect vanilla-laced scent. Thank you SO much for your suggestions and descriptions. I think you like...
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    Re: What are some of your favorite gourmands?

    TheLipPrint, Loukhoum and Bois Vanille aren't necessarily too sweet, just not quite right, with too much powder in the former and too much coconut in the latter. Both are lovely scents though. I'll...
  29. Re: Maison Martin Margiela Parfums "untitled" website -- creative-cool

    Creative yes, but it's a little too . . . sleek and post-modern. A lot of form over function. But that's just me. I like simple, easy-to-navigate sites, with everything properly labeled.
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    Re: What are some of your favorite gourmands?

    Hi Alnysie! JdP is actually a nice scent, not too sweet at all, but I find it to be too foody and more of a room spray than a perfume I'd like to wear on my skin. Some of my favorite gourmands are:...
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    What are some of your favorite gourmands?

    So, for quite a bit of time, I was in denial. Asked to describe my favorite scents, I'd say I liked "orientals," "florientals," "warm scents," or "skin scents" (how I reconciled oriental and skin...
  32. Thread: Do you snicker?

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    Re: Do you snicker?

    Thanks for all your responses! I usually go with the "wear and let wear" philosophy. The only time it gets tiresome is two friends who overdose on scents I particularly loath every time we go out,...
  33. Thread: Do you snicker?

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    Do you snicker?

    EDIT: I would just like to go back and clarify that the title of this thread is NOT meant to be taken literally. I'm merely asking what your typical response is to different people's scent...
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    Re: new fragrance by Benefit

    I agree with others on this board. I remember smelling Maybe Baby as a teenager and liking the sweet, inoffensive peach goodness. Otherwise, I think Benefit is all about kitsch packaging and names...
  35. Re: Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille??? Any thoughts about this fragrance???

    I love vanilla fragrances, and while I find Un Bois Vanille pleasant, the sweetness and coconut note throw me. I have to say that I also prefer Tobacco Vanille. If you enjoy sweet vanillas, how about...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    The lovely L'Heure Bleue arrived in California this afternoon. It made the long voyage across the Pacific safe and sound thanks to your sturdy, insulated packaging. I really can't thank you enough...
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    Re: Signature perfume

    I agree with this. I love trying new scents and appreciating perfume as an artform, but, in the end, I hope that this whole perfume obsession culminates in finding the perfect vanilla fragrance to...
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    Re: Is it just me or does everyone wear aquatics?

    It might depend on the age, but I could be wrong. I just recently graduated from college, and I'd say 80% of the guys I encountered wearing any scent at all were wearing Acqua di Gio. The other 20%...
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    Re: SotD: Friday, 17th June, 2011

    Parfumerie Generale Musc Maori--a wonderful favorite that smells like sweet, cool, candycanes and dark chocolate to me.

    And matildaben, that's one of my favorite scents ever. It's a lovely...
  40. Re: Pretend you've never smelled any bottled scent. What would you be attracted to immediately?

    I remember reading a fragrance article that cited a study that found that humans have an innate draw toward the scent of citrus fruits, so oranges, lemons, limes, etc. This makes sense biologically,...
  41. Re: Schick Uses Scent to Give Menís Razor a Competitive Edge

    Razor producing companies:
    Please, please stop with the gimmicks. Stop adding seven blades to my razor. Stop coating my razor in drying soap, giving me a "moisturizing aloe strip," etc. etc. etc....
  42. What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    This isn't at all intended to be a bragging rights or showing off thread, but rather I'm curious what the most expensive bottle in everyone's collection might be.

    Feel free to define "expensive"...
  43. Re: Help me pick out a new fragrance for my mom?

    Ooh, thank you so much for the replies! Right now I'm going through and reading everything I can about these fragrances. For someone who totally veers into the vanillas and gourmands in terms of...
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    Re: Pure Vanilla fragrance? (No Other Notes)

    I'm glad this thread was resurrected as well! I'm a giant vanilla lover and prefer simple fragrances. The additions I'd like to make to the list of fragrances are:

    Farmacia SS. Annunziata dal...
  45. Help me pick out a new fragrance for my mom?

    Hi everyone! I would love some help picking out a new fragrance for my mom. She is wonderful, wears perfume regularly, but isn't a perfumista. I usually pick out her perfumes, but it gets difficult...
  46. Re: Common mistakes that novices make. A list in progress...

    --Don't get rid of fragrance samples, decants, or bottles because you don't like them. Tastes change, seasons change, and, if nothing else, you may want a scent for reference later. My rule is to...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Prada Candy

    The box looks a bit cheesy. There's something both mod (the blunt bangs?) and excess 80s about the marketing image of this fragrance. Overall, however, I'm interested enough to give it a sniff. While...
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    Re: How does one get into professional perfumery

    You know what I've always wanted to do? I'm an English major, and I would LOVE to write the descriptions and press releases for fragrances, since currently companies do such a horrendous job of...
  49. Re: La Maison de la Vanille: Any love? Van Sauvage vs. Van Noire du Mexique--which?

    I tried Sauvage de Madagascar and found it a very sweet, ho-hum vanilla. I'm not sure what your preferences are, but it reminds me most of Tihota and La Vanila Pure Vanilla, neither of which I...
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