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  1. Re: An unscented voice in perfumed-cacophony: Are you like me?

    I too can find music distracting. Sometimes I want to put headphones on to block out the noise at the office, but if I really need to concentrate I either put on something I have listened to...
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    Re: Theoretical (i.e., Blind) Buy of Fendi Theorema

    It's a nice scent - I hope you enjoy it.

    I went and put some on today, inspired by this thread. Warm and spicy and orange. I wouldn't have been surprised if it had been a masculine based on the...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday, 2nd Oct., 2011

    Testing today. So far Ava Luxe China Pearl, Incense Rose, and Opoponax. Particularly enjoying the latter.
  4. Re: An unscented voice in perfumed-cacophony: Are you like me?

    I'm cautious with what scent I wear when I know I'll need to concentrate particularly well as I can find scent distracting.

    I also try not to impose my scent too much on the world, and generally...
  5. Re: Is there a disadvantage to applying with a finger instead of a vaporizer?

    No real disadvantage to applying with your finger aside from the fact that you now have a perfumed finger imo. With vials that come with a little stick I apply straight from the vial to my wrist...
  6. Re: Question about Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab perfume oils: do they all contain dye?

    I don't know much about BPAL in particular, but most fragrances contain dyes. Dark coloured juice will often stain clothes. Apply away from clothes and let it dry before coming into contact... and...
  7. Re: My rationale for purchasing 50ml (vs 100ml) bottles of niche

    My guess is that, unless you actively sell decants, buying the smaller sizes will save you money overall.

    I've started often just buying a decant. If I go through 10mL and it's still true love I...
  8. Re: Suggestion! Add "Mini's I have" to Wardrobe!

    You can't say you have a sample _and_ you have a bottle though... so you'd want the ability to say you have multiple sizes of the fragrance in that case.

    I list my minis as bottles as opposed to...
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 22 September 2011

    Mimi, did you get iris from the Pentachord White?

    I'm in Une Fleur de Cassie again today. Unlike Larimar however I am quite delighted with it.
  10. Re: Chanel Une Fleur de Chanel, and the rarity effect

    If you had to choose between an item on your list and this, as opposed to just push the items on your list back in time, which would you choose? I'd go with that.

    I do get a little caught up in...
  11. Re: Before I started collecting scents I used to think that clothing designers who had their

    There is probably an occasional designer who wants to try their hand at making a scent and be a little more involved, but I'm guessing for the most part it is "go make me baz" (for pretty broad baz)...
  12. Re: I'm going out on a first date today. What perfume in my wardrobe do you think I should wear?

    I'm unfamiliar with Rose Absolu, but I hope it went well!
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    Re: "Your Most Worn..."

    Mine says "Iris Poudre (19)". Next up but not on the list: Un Jardin en Mediterannee (8) and Spirituese Double Vanille (6) and probably a couple of others in that range.

    I remember seeing...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 18th September 2011

    Teint de Neige and Shalimar Ode a la Vanille. Liking the Teint so far.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    cello, I agree, this is one of my favourite threads although I don't often have reason to post to it.
  16. Thread: ladies top's

    by kasae
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    Re: ladies top's

    I've noticed that if one person wears the same scent for a week or three that the what (wo)men are wearing lists will be dominated by those scents. So I think it is averaged over a long time, days...
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    Re: L'Heure Bleue, a new love affair

    Other people have disagreed with me but I understand what you mean about a gasoline note in L'Heure Bleue and also Mitsouko. I don't think it smells like actual gas (not a smell I am very familiar...
  18. Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Lian, congratulations!

    LadyDragonFire: I find Jicky has good longevity on me, in particular the EdT. I hope it works for you - such a wonderful fragrance with a healthy dose of lavender.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3rd Sept. 2011

    Started the day in Jalaine Vanilla, then switched the her Patchouli after the gym. Now nose twins with tdem1961 in Patchouli 24.
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    Re: SotD Friday, 2 September 2011

    Very much in synch today with Malle's Iris Poudre.

    Five years ago I would never have guessed how much I've come to enjoy aldehydes!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 31 August 2011

    gandhajala - finally! That must be such a relief. Enjoy some time off.

    Gucci EdP again today.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 30 August 2011

    Congratulations to gandhajala!
    And happy birthday FrouFrou!
    Gucci EdP today
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    Re: New Fragrance: Parfums MDCI La Belle Helene

    Ok, I can be patient if there might be good things coming. Thanks Twolf.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Parfums MDCI La Belle Helene

    Don't keep us in suspense Twolf... what is the other scent?
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    Re: SotD Monday, 29 August 2011

    Welcome Byzantine.

    MDCI La Belle Helene today.
  26. Thread: Mature Florals

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    Re: Mature Florals

    Do smell Une Fleur de Cassie. I think it fits the bill as suggested above.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2011

    Samples! Some Ava Luxe (sometimes I'm susceptible to suggestion), iris, powder and more....
  28. Re: Help! Gourmand in search of floral/floriental for daily use...

    Black Orchid or SL Datura Noir perhaps.
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    Re: SotD: Friday, 26th Aug. 2011

    Had to be Iris Poudre today for the synch.
  30. Thread: My Ava Luxe Jag

    by kasae
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    Re: My Ava Luxe Jag

    I suppose samples are very time consuming to make and ship, but I also wish samples were available. I do like that she offers smaller sizes, but $30 is still too high for me to buy blind.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, August 25, 2011

    Happy birthday to Riannon.

    PerfumedLady, I am thinking of you and your kitty this morning.

    Wearing Iris 39.
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday 21 August 2011

    Getting ready for bed with Coromandel.
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday 21 August 2011

    Did something unlike me - just picked a sample and sprayed it on, now knowing what I was getting into. Oyédo by Diptyque. First 5 minutes were great, waiting to see how it dries down. Might change...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday, 20th August, 2011

    Keiko Mecheri Loukhoum. My friend says it smells just like an incense he used to burn although it is not an incense scent.
  35. Poll: Re: Vote for Favorite Bond No. 9 fragrances marketed towards Women!

    I don't know the others but I like Madison Soirée.
  36. Re: Encre Noire PH, Lanarchiste and third Man : Well tolered by women ?

    I don't remember Anarchiste either way and haven't smelled Encre Noir.

    3ieme Homme I would like on a man and enjoy wearing myself on occasion. I expect it isn't hard to like, but I can't really...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 17 August 2011

    Spending the evening in Bulgari Eau Parfumée au Thé Rouge, thanks to a sample from a generous basenoter who knew I was looking for a tea scent. This wasn't the fresh black or green tea I had in mind...
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    Re: Chanel Allure vs Allure Sensuelle

    Not sure about "what kind of woman" but I preferred Allure Sensuelle. Do you have a way to sample Allure? I'd try to give it a few full wearings before you decide.
  39. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    Cathedral in flames
    I'm in the "likes the name" camp.
    There was a bit of green in the opening and maybe something a bit minty. I didn't get as much smoke of fiery spice as I expected. I did get...
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday 14 August 2011

    Happy Birthday to anotherlemontree and happy belated birthday to ComDiva.

    I'm wearing Wooznib's Souk and Cathedral in Flames today, trying to think of useful feedback on them.
  41. Re: When a frag takes hold and just won't let you go

    I've occasionally had phases where I wear something a lot. Angelique Encens got most of my wearing for 2-3 months if I recall a few years back. When most of my perfumes were packed away I almost...
  42. Re: Question About CB I Hate Perfumes Water vs. Absolute

    I can't offer advice on CB in particular, but I tend to lose track of a scent if I spray it on my neck / chest. Only certain ones will I catch the scent of throughout the day. I tend to spray on my...
  43. Re: I am looking for some really good lavender perfume.

    Adding a vote for:
    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours
    Guerlain Jicky - the EdT more than the parfum for lavender
    Pour Un Homme de Caron

    And welcome!
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    Re: Most worn in July?

    Quite a few repeats this month.

    6x Malle Iris Poudre
    5x Hermes Un Jardin en Mediterranee
    4x Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille
    2x Guerlain Chamade, Chloe (original), Diorissimo, Miller Harris...
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday 7 August 2011

    SotD was Jicky EdT.

    Sikar tonight. Actually I was going to try Sikar and Cathedral in Flames both, but when I went to sniff Sikar I bumped my nose and the sprayer was wet. So I'm stuck with...
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    Re: Notes that Classify Different Seasons

    I don't classify my scents by season but I think many do take out a few to a few dozen fragrances as their current 'rotation' and it will be influenced by the season.

    Aquatics tend to be summery. ...
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    Re: SOTD, Friday 5 August 2011

    Couldn't decide what to wear so went with the safe Iris Poudre.

    So many things to sample but work is hectic and I don't want to be distracted - plus it isn't really fair to the new scents to not...
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    Re: SOTD, Thursday 4 August 2011

    Chanel No. 18 today. I think I like this one. Not sure where to place it yet.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 3 August 2011

    knit, heal up soon!

    Scent twins with Mimi in Eau Premiere.
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    Re: SotD, Monday 1 August 2011

    Scentless today - just too hot.

    Happy Birthday to Hillaire, and best anniversary wishes to 30 Roses.
  51. Re: New Fragrances: L’Artisan Parfumeur Mon Numéro (City Exclusives)

    A few of these are out now... has anyone had a chance to smell them?

    I want to sniff 8 but I'm also curious about the others.


    Edited to add:

    I found some videos of Duchaufour talking about...
  52. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    Samples received safely. More comments once I've given them a wearing.
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    Re: SOTD, Thursday 28 July 2011

    Mitsouko yesterday and Spiritueuse Double Vanille today.
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    Re: SOTD, Tuesday 26 July 2011

    Une Fleur de Cassie today. Not sure about bed yet.
  55. Thread: Kouros Fatigue?

    by kasae
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    Re: Kouros Fatigue?

    If the chest spray used to work on you it is likely coming across the same as it used to to other people. Take a break and see if your enjoyment comes back.
  56. Re: Anybody end up buying something at the Frag shop even if it wasn't what you were looking for?

    Going into a fragrance store used to be risky. Now I'm pretty good at trying it a few times or buying a decant before taking the plunge. Too many so-so fragrances on my shelves, even if they...
  57. Re: Tobacco seems to have been recreated really well in scents, what about liquor scents?

    Demeter makes a Gin & Tonic scent and some mixed drink scents.

    One reviewer compared Tom Ford Extreme to Lagavulin:
    http://www.basenotes.net/fragrancereviews/report/93397

    Incidentally, I got...
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    Re: Help in picking up a perfume for my girl

    For violets I recommend Balenciaga Le Dix. A nice quiet scent.
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    Re: Best feminine lavender

    Along with the business woman question I also recommend Lavande Velours. Calm, cool and collected.

    I found the lavender in Caron Pour un Homme a little overwhelming but it didn't have so much the...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 25 July 2011

    Iris Poudre again today. Mmmm.
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    Re: Recommend something for underwater use

    Then switch tanks so you can smell each other since sillage / projection was I believe a concern.
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 25 July 2011

    Stumbling off to bed in the middle of the night in Une Fleur de Cassie. I found it a bit distracting while hard at work. Better to enjoy it in more relaxed times next time.
  63. Re: What was one of the most used cologne of the 90's?

    Was Drakkar Noir still everywhere in the early 90s or had it faded with the 80s? I still smelled it around at any rate. Agreed on cK One and Cool Water, Obsession, Acqua di Gio.
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    Re: 50ml or 100ml? How good is 100ml good?

    I've started buying smaller sizes, or often decants even though they are much more $$ / mL. It's hard, but I know it saves me money in the end. For all the unfinished bottles I could have bought...
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday 24 July 2011

    Trying out Diptyque Do Son today. Probably do some more sampling later.
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    Re: Perfume for the business woman

    I'm biased towards Malle Iris Poudre, but I've worn it for a confident scent for presentations. It's a bit like No. 5 and iris.

    Miss Dior would be a good one. I'd wear Le Parfum de Thérèse but I...
  67. Re: Tobacco seems to have been recreated really well in scents, what about liquor scents?

    I'm always cautious with alcohol notes. In the BBC documentary CB talks about a woman client, actress, who had a director pull her aside and ask if drink was going to be a problem with her - it...
  68. Re: Terre d'Hermes or Guerlain L'Instant - EDT or EDP?

    sr_dedo, welcome to basenotes.

    I've only tried Terre d'Hermes once in EdT and L'Insant pour Homme a few times, but I say the L'Instant. Terre came across a bit too much as cologne as opposed to a...
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 23 July 2011

    Guerlain Spiritueuse Double Vanille. I expect a decant or bottle will follow my sample.
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 21 July 2011

    Wore Iris Poudre again this morning. Spent the evening largely scentless (humidex hit 125 degrees and they all felt too much) but sprayed on some Eau des Merveilles EdT before bed.
  71. Re: Maison Martin Margiela Parfums "untitled" website -- creative-cool

    I liked the bottle.

    Let us know when you have tried it.
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    Re: What perfume do you wear most often?

    Currently Malle Iris Poudre and Hermes Un Jardin en Mediterranee. Recently Guerlain Bois d'Armenie. Once upon a time at various points Angelique Encens, Mitsouko, or Ambre Sultan.
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    Re: New Member - Resepectfully saying hello!

    Sounds like you've got a good SA which is great.

    Welcome!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday July 20th, 2011

    Cello, thanks for the suggestion. I have a decant of it somewhere - it would probably do nicely in the heat. I'll pull it out soon.

    Today however I'm back in Iris Poudre.
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    Re: SOTD, Tuesday 19 July 2011

    Hermes Un Jardin en Mediteranee (JC Ellena) for me today in the heat.
    Tonight new samples of Chanel No. 22 (Ernest Beaux) and Guerlain Irish Ganache (Thierry Wasser).
    Still have a thing for iris.
  76. Re: New Fragrances: Soivohle Leather Krem, Alpha Musc and Jasmine Summer

    Thanks. Alpha Musc might be interesting.
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    Re: Shalimar Parfum Initial

    I don't have any bee bottles... extra reason to drag myself to the Guerlain Institut I suppose. I do want to sniff this one. Thanks for everyone's input on it.
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    Re: Favourite Chanel No. 5 Concentration

    I'm pretty sure the Sensual Elixir has been out at least 4 - 5 years.
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    Re: BBC Perfume Documentary - THE VERDICT!

    I'm curious who the customer was too - in the basenotes interview the film maker said we could probably guess it, but no one has put forth suggestions thus far.
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    Re: The truth about summer flankers

    I only try flankers (summer or otherwise) if they are of scents I love and / or I hear amazing things about them.

    A friend of mine bought one of the Oscar summer flankers and it became her...
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    Re: Private Blend Layering

    Some people think layering is a great idea, some find it sacrilegious... don't take it badly if some people don't like the idea.

    Jean-Claude Ellena is apparently a proponent of layering and there...
  82. Re: I bought my gf Coco Mademoiselle and she loves it

    I'm glad she liked it! Coco Mademoiselle is I believe the top-selling women's fragrance, so maybe not a bad idea if you have no idea what to buy. Clearly many women like it.
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    Re: SOTD Monday, 17th July 2011

    Surviving the heat here so far but Thursday they're calling for 37 degrees (98.6 in Fahrenheit)... the air conditioner at work is only sort-of working and my little air conditioner at home can't keep...
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    Re: Favourite Chanel No. 5 Concentration

    Eau Premiere first for me. I like the EdT better than the EdP and I think the extrait better than the EdP as well but haven't smelled it in a long time. Never smelled the EdC.

    I might like the...
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    Re: The route to yes or no

    Lately I've been limiting myself to samples or decants of scents unsniffed, and when I find something I like, a mini or purse spray or decant. If it gets used up and I still crave it I can buy a...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 17th July 2011

    Today I wore my shiny new bottle of Iris Poudre. I'm still infatuated.
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    Poll: Re: Is perfume a luxury ?

    Interesting analogy to cars.

    I know in much of the states a car can be viewed as a necessity. But for me, living in a large city without kids, even an old clunker would be considered a luxury.
    ...
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    Re: New Fragrances: Tauer Perfumes Pentachords

    Ooh, iris? Please do post your reviews - I'll be looking to read more about White.

    Will they have full distribution in Tauer's other channels come September, or will it still be limited...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Juy 15, 2011

    Thank you! I've wanted it for 5 years, and finally bought some. I've decided that if I finish the purse spray I may buy an entire bottle - that way I feel comfortable wearing it as much as I feel...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Juy 15, 2011

    Welcome to basenotes, Chalice.

    Congratulations to RainDropSparkle - what a lovely surprise!

    Twinned with Sorcery of Scent today in Diorissimo - the EdP I believe.

    For tonight I have put on...
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    Re: L de Lolita Lempicka color+

    I've heard of it turning colour before also. As long as it still smells good I wouldn't worry - although it is a shame it is less pretty.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 13 July 2011

    I wore Chloe (original) today. It brings back memories of a family member wearing it in my childhood. Now I'm in Sensi before bed.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 12 July

    Shoegal, glad to hear you are fine.

    I went with Iris Silver Mist today and it did well in the heat.
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    Re: Ambre Sultan's fan

    I've worn it in the high 20s but not into the 30s (although who knows, I might try so in the future). I don't find it strong enough that it needs dabbed on, but I would spray conservatively,...
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    Re: Assistance Picking Out a GIFT

    I don't know Esprit d'Oscar or Clarins Eau de Jasmin. If two of them are quite different I might choose that way so she'll have more variety to choose from in a sense.

    Otherwise, not knowing...
  96. Thread: Do you snicker?

    by kasae
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    Re: Do you snicker?

    My sister expressed an interest once and so I went through my scents with her and gave her a few. I would think of it as an opportunity to expose them to something wonderful. It is safer to unleash...
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    Re: SotD Monday, 11 July 2011

    Getting caught up on basenotes, then off to bed in a liberal dose of the refreshing Lavande Velours.
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    Re: SotD Friday, 8 July 2011

    Yes, there was a thank you feature, but it was disabled after the site was hacked a while ago.

    Oops, I'm in Sycomore again. Meant to spray on Coromandel. I sprayed on chest as well as arms, so...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday July 7th, 2011

    Welcome, Alnysie.

    Wore Sycomore (maybe a bit much in the heat) and now sampling Aimez Moi (Caron) and Dior Addict.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 06 July 2011

    Jalaine Silk. The samples are small but my they're powerhouses.
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