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    Re: Why, why not Gerulain?

    Have you tried Guerlain Imperiale? To me it's even fresher and springier than Hadrien which runs on the "too thick and sweet" side with my body chemistry.
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    Re: Anyone good at French?

    I ran <i>Aériennes</i> thru Alta Vista's babelfish translator and it comes up as "Air"

    I think Heaspace should probably be "Headspace" or what Gardenia smells like upclose and personal, capture...
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    Re: pyramid for your perfect perfume

    Looks interesting....let me see


    lemon & lemon blossom
    green tea - cardamom - cinnamon
    sandlewood - incense -...
  4. Thread: Online Shopping

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    Re: Internet Sites - DISCOUNT ONLY

    "decoding" or "defacing" a barcode on a box or grinding off an identifying number on a bottle is one sign that you can be 99% sure it's gray market. This is done so that the middleman (see my above...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 9 February

    :D Happy Birthday Fufu! Mnogaja Ljeta! Many Years! :D


    Wearing CSP Vanille Cannelle - gave my phleboto-buds down at the Red Cross apheresis center a sweet treat today - in addition to a double...
  6. Re: Carrying Fragrance Containers in Airplane Lugg

    and if you HAVE to pack it in your checked bags I'd recommend putting each fragrance in it's own ziplock baggy. Then squish the air out of the baggy and seal it. Then take an article of clothing you...
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    Re: Scentiments.com ???

    Shycat,

    Got my order from Scentiments in perfect condition. Packed well and it is new product in the box which was in the factory cello wrap.

    I'm now basking in a cloud of cinnammony vanilla...
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    Re: My Himalaya Fake or gone bad?

    I gotta go with Indie on this one. Sounds like gray-market gone bad.

    I don't own any but from what I've read here and elsewhere, Creeds are high in "naturals", correct? That may make them a wee...
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    Re: Scentiments.com ???

    Shycat,

    I just ordered from Scentimets for the first time. *CSP Vanille Cannell (life is requiring comfort foody scents right now) *for 34.65 (boutique price $79). *Will be receiving in two days...
  10. Another Science Topic - Heat/Humidity & Fragrance

    Can anyone explain to me just how heat and/or humidity effects bottled fragrances of any or all dilutions? Do chemicals breakdown? Separate? Go rancid? What's the prevalance of preservatives or...
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    Re: I don't like it but I need it anyhow!

    lefay,

    It may just be symptomatic of our wired-in media-saturated society and the consant need we seem to have for something new. It used to be the three commercial networks plus public television...
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    Re: Men's Shoes - we have a question

    Thanks TMN! You just made me spray tea across my monitor! ::)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 11 January 2006

    Today I'm testing Snowpeach by Renee, one of my Luckyscent samples. Smells just like peaches straight from the tree, a very happy scent with absolutely Nothing cloying about it. I usually dislike...
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    Men's Shoes - we have a question

    A fellow citizen of my corner of Corporatistan and I were wondering something. We in our rather conservative polis of this great nation have had visitors from perhaps more fashion-forward poli. The...
  15. Thread: Funky Town

    by Jae
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    Re: Funky Town

    ;D Tea meet keyboard!

    You owe me a keyboard Veronica! That was too funny. If you're not a writer, you should be. If you are, I'm looking for your novels.
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    Re: oh dear...another money suck....

    Ya know, Liquid, it is actually the only l'Artisan I've smelled that I like. And like a good cuppa it's a wonderful afternoon pick-me-up. Layered a little over the winding down Jaisalmer today...
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    oh dear...another money suck....

    Tea for Two... a sample came with my Jaisalmer from Luckyscent. This is amazing and I am utterly shocked because I didn't like Passage or Timbuktu (too much burning rubber accord to my nose) and...
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    Re: FRAGRANCE COMPANIES: LISTEN UP!

    What I want to come back? Geminesse by Max Factor

    Jasmin. rose, ylang, muguet, tuberose, vetiver, oakmoss, amber, musk and leather.

    This was the good stuff back in the day, a composition with...
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    Re: Brain Teasers with Nose Pleasers (# 22)

    Agreeing with Magnifiscent. * ;D *Can't find anything but Ferre with a Butterbush flower note

    ....unless there is some wierd niche parfumier out there using the scent of the butterbush variety of...
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    Re: Brain Teasers with Nose Pleasers (# 21)

    And I would like to acknowledge the Basenotes Directory for the notes, IMDB for Dorothy Dandridge's filmography, and E-Bay for the pic of a vintage bottle of Tamango with the black box and clear...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th Jan

    Bandit....can't seem to get enough of this one today.. 8-)
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    Re: Nature or Nurture: What influences you?

    While I believe there is a biological component to scent preference and discrimination, I also see nurture playing a heavy role about scent preferences in adults because scents filter through our...
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    Re: Burberry yet again redesign their signature sc

    Anyone old enough to remember when Abercrombie & Fitch was the outdoor outfitter of choice for the the better sort of gentleman... the best of fly rods and wicker creels?
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    Re: Brain Teasers with Nose Pleasers (# 21)

    Tamango by Léonard ??
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    Re: Biggest Disappointment of 2005

    Last year was the year I got back into perfume. Coasted the last 10 years or so on Bal A Versailles for fancy and floral waters for casual. So I started by ordering samples based on the buzz around...
  26. Thread: A*men Rant

    by Jae
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    Re: A*men Rant

    <i>To date, I do not like amen but want to lke bmen. Perhaps more testing is needed?</i>

    Of what, A-Men?

    To both JP1 & Ikkito, the nose knows what it likes and doesn't. Wear what you like and...
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    Re: UNOFFICIAL SERGE LUTENS WEBSITE...revised

    Did someone say fansite?!?!

    I demand some Serge/Chris slashfic!
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    Re: Why retailer exclusivity stinks in scents

    Eventually most stuff will show up in the Gray Market zone of Cyberia. Dior Homme is at FragranceX. So, some cargo diversion is already happening on that one. It's already outside "the official juice...
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    Re: SotD, Thursday December 29

    CdG Zagorsk.
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    Re: Brain Teasers with Nose Pleasers (# 18)

    Gianni Versace?
  31. Thread: clear as mud

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    Re: clear as mud

    I think, and I could be way off base, that "transparent" as applied to perfume means "not dense", light, with very clean or soft notes. Visualy I would liken it to the idea of pink crystal; that, you...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 28 December

    Wearing Nu here. I am so loving this frag. It's perfect for the office, interesting but not overwhelming, and it seems to go with everything...
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    Re: What does _______ (fill in) smell like?

    Thanks Shycat! :D


    I'll have to see if I can't make another "blend" tonight. ::)
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    Re: What does _______ (fill in) smell like?

    Condie ~ The Fragrance

    Top Notes: Middle Eastern Spices and Cherry Blossoms

    Middle Notes: Jet Exhaust and Shoe Leather

    Base Note: Pure Steel
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    Re: Most Disappointing Fragrance Award

    Can gurlz join in??? 8-) If so...

    And in the spirit of Festivus:

    Angel = instant antiperistalsis.
  36. Re: PSA:Bond No.9 fragrances has a blog.Link insid

    Newsletter sitting in the middle of Blogsylvania Not interactive. Not a Blog. Blog is about talkback. Bond is smart....cheapo advertising...looks trend-a-licious......Google exposure.... ;D
  37. Thread: Online Shopping

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    Re: Internet Sites - DISCOUNT ONLY

    Madsci....

    Gray Market diversion from Middle East to North America prolly via Panama or some other tranship point. The way the Gray Market in scent goes is that Middle East agents will buy...
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    Re: Brain Teasers with Nose Pleasers (# 17)

    Might that deliciously salacious flower be Iris, Alex???
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    Re: snicker.....snicker....

    Ezhno,

    Guess you didn't hear but Corporatistan invaded Dogpatch Holler a couple of years ago. Came complete with a bunch of aparatchiks who the politburo expects to "acculturate.". They built a...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 25 December Christmas Day

    Eau de Vicks Vaporub.... We're under the weather here at High Heel Hacienda. :-/
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    Re: SotD Saturday 24 December Christmas Eve

    Today it's Nu. Thanks to Basenotes for the recommend on this hidden gem.

    Now I am off to get a needle in each arm for a couple of hours to give a double shot of platelets to the children's...
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    Re: A day without perfume is like a day without __

    a shot of Stoli in the morning coffee.
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    snicker.....snicker....

    Has it gotten this out of hand on e-bay? Someone over there is selling "vintage" :o Hoyt's Cologne for the "Buy it now" of somewhere around USD 40 for the 5 oz bottle..... claim it's a rara avis...
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    Re: Mixing classics with other perfumes.

    Zagorsk layered over Bal a Versailles. If it was clothes it would be a pale green taffeta coat over a forest green velvet gown.
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    Re: Chrismas resins - Frankincense and Myrrh

    CDGs Zagorsk. It's dead on as far as fankincense & myrrh incense scents go and it really does justice ot the best of myrrh, slightly cold and a little piercing but rounded off so that you don't get...
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    Re: 18 December SotDD #7 - The Forties

    Bandit.... Those few and too brief hours between the liberation of Paris and the "The New Look" with all its crinoline and corset constriction and confinement.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 8 December

    Trying out a sample vial of Zagorsk today. I closed my eyes and I felt like I was at Divine Liturgy....I opened them and I was still in my evil office. Sometimes reality bitez ::)
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    Re: Favorite leather scent?

    Currently it's Bandit. But a long time ago on a campus far far away....there once was this perfume called Geminesse that I doted upon. However it was discontinued years ago. :'(
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    Re: Eau de.......What?!

    :o *Oh Man! *They have a Patrick Starfish cologne! *I didn't see that before. *Patrick rawks my sawks! *I may just have to pony up the ten spot. * ;D

    Found these descriptors for the scents
    ...
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    Re: Can a Nose be Worn Out?

    Scent overload....it's like wine tasting overload. You can just smell/taste so many before your olifactory system/palate gets dulled and shuts down. So with wine one usually has bland bread or...
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    Re: God, You Smell Good!

    Thanks for the laugh! Gotta love them K-Mart Casanovas. They'd do better just to roll themselves in some Ben&Jerry's New York Super Fudge Chunk. Reminds me why I have got to get the H3!! outta...
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    Re: How much do you test?

    I just evaluated 3 samples and have five more samples enroute. It's the grail quest, Shycat, the search for ElDorado, Shangrila, and Cockaigne. To find the One Scent to rule them all. I'm looking...
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    Re: the old desert island question

    That would be Bal a Versailles for a thousand, Alex. The perfume not the EDT.

    A small merciful slice of what I think heaven must smell like. 8-)
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    Eau de.......What?!

    ::) http://www.tuccini.com/productdetail.asp?sku=tc013000082

    Now I am sure the Sponge Bob cologne has a nice oceanic accord but this one??? What, pray tell, might an "annoyance accord" smell...
  55. Re: finally bit the bullet -and nearly got ripped

    Most shipping charges are outrageous. And you can't weight them against what you as a private citizen would pay UPS or Fed-Ex or DHL to ship the goods. Most companies doing any volume are getting...
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    Re: Describe tonka bean for me

    Bingo! :D

    It's the coumarin again, Scentimus. New Mown Hay foin coupe has major coumarin action going on also.
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    Re: Describe tonka bean for me

    Tonka, in my experience is slightly drier and sharper/spicier than vanilla which I find a little "goopy" for my taste. Thnnk of ripping the sweetness/softness out of vanilla and sprinkling it with a...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3 December

    In the morning it was Iodine swabs.... Does that count as an Oceanic type frag? ;D Saturday being scheduled platelet donation day (double units always) for the wee ones at the local children's...
  59. Thread: Moms perfume

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    Re: Moms perfume

    I found the site for Oriflame, the company which producs the perfume Volare. You can check them out here http://oriflame.com/en/home.html

    Harder to find anything on Amance. Did some creative...
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 27 November

    just a little neroli hydrosol here.... ::)

    That's the water that's left after steam distillation of neroli essential oil. Quite a refreshing spritzer and pick-me-up.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 25 November

    Bandit

    On at 0800....wafting a final farewell at 2100....
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    Re: New to this corner of Cyberia

    Thanks Levannah...
    :o

    Now I am going back to my little corner of Cyberia and indulge in some serious fragrance-wardrobe envy.....
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    New to this corner of Cyberia

    And saying hello to all the lovely reviewers and discussers on this board who are helping to rekindle a very bad habit I used to have.

    Hi, I'm Jae and I'm a scent-a-holic.

    It all started in...
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    Re: Which perfume for a gothic look?

    Jasmine Sambac absolute...dilute 10-20% in jojoba oil.

    *Tempting indolent forbidden indoles.
    *All dark corners, no bright windows. *
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    Re: Is this website safe to order from:

    Allen,

    [smiley=tongue.gif] Terribly sorry, my brain is in work mode as usual. An MSDS is a Material Safety Data Sheet. It provides information about a given substance and any active or...
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    Re: Is this website safe to order from:

    Looks like a lot of other candle/soaper hobbyist sites. Nothing inherently dangerous though I did notice that they are not offering the MSDS on stuff upfront. They offer mentol crystals which do...
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    Re: Any scents you enjoy but won't buy again?

    Guerlain Imperiale

    I Loved this scent. It was perfect - like a gigalo. It sucked my pocketbook dry in its evanescent fickleness. I weep. I will not allow it to break my heart again.
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    Re: What's your least favorite note?

    I'm new to this corner of Cyberia.

    But to weigh in on this issue. I have a personal dislike of any perfume that opens on bergamot and aldehyde notes. The head starts aching right between the...
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