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    Re: SotDD Sunday June 18! *(The 90s!)

    My favorite scent of the 90's (and still a big favorite today)

    Annick Goutal Eau de Sud
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    Re: Sleeping or NOT....Fragrances before bed time

    I've found that levender helps me sleep. Citrus or Rosemary wakes me up. Musk makes for interesting dreams.....
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    Re: Muscs Koublai Khan: Why oh Why??!!

    I love it, but I don't get the fecal smell that everybody talks about.
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    Re: SotD Saturday June 17

    Rahat Loukoum
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 11 June

    MKK
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    Re: Gris Clair - was I mistaken or what!

    I love this one, and I usually only use lavender to spritz my pillows before bed to make me sleep. I find the cold slap of lavender in this one to be quite bracing, and it's ashes and incense drydown...
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    Re: radical groups in my city trying to ban scents

    there is a lot of debate as to whether this sort of "sensitivity" to chemicals even exists.

    I do try to keep my scents at the office discrete, not overpowering since I share an office. Nobody who...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 10 June

    Miel de Bois
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    Re: Was Chergui "inspired" by *gasp* Bulgari Black

    well, since Chergui is now not available in the US, if BB can be a substitute, I'm all for it.
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    Re: SotD June 8 Thursday

    Santal Blanc

    I am one of the few people who likes the strange sasparilla-y opening of this one.
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    Re: Earthquake, your juices collected for years...

    I live in SoCal, so yes, I do think of it. I usually decant a small amount that I keep out and handy: the bottles are in the box in a bottom drawer of my closet.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 4th June

    gris clair
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    Re: "Encens et Lavande" .........

    Actually, I have found that SL's Gris Clair has fantastic staying power- the top note of cold lavender acts exactly like some of the other top notes in his perfumes, any small burst of activity (that...
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    Re: Authentic Guerlain Vetiver?

    that's the bottle I remeber buying years ago. I just bought a tester from an online retailer and I thought I was diddled until I smelled the juice.

    I guess the important question is, does it smell...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday June 1

    I was wearing Eau de Sud
  16. Thread: SotD Monday May 29

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    Re: SotD Monday May 29

    acqua de parma
  17. Thread: Kiehl Musk

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    Re: Kiehl Musk

    I rather dislike the opening of Musc Ravageur, so I think of Kiehl's as a daintier MKK. I think it's a great one for the price.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 27th May

    Douce Amere
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    Re: The SEXIEST Serge Lutens scent

    I have to say MKK. I don't know if I would wear it out of the house. But Chergui, Ambre Sultan or Clair de Musc are pretty sexy (from the exports)
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    Re: A scent for memory lane.

    Joy. The scent of my Mom tucking me in on her way out with my Dad for the evening.
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    Re: Perfume experts - need help

    well, the only thing I can add to this (other than that you should reward all of us that reply with a sample ;D) is that you should balance each layer: a citrus could be cut with a pepper, the...
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    Re: YOUR LEAST FAVOURITE FRAGRANCE

    I'd have to dig it out. It's something an aquaintance gave me because I liked scents. It isn't that it's awful, it's just one of those linear designer frags that are so (putting on snobby...
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    Re: SotD Thursday May 25

    Lorenzo Villoresi Incensi
  24. Thread: acidic skin

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    Re: acidic skin

    My skin is very acidic: I used to eat though the Timex watches my parents bought me in months until Dad gave me one of his old stainless steel watches. All of my glasses have to be plastic: the metal...
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    Re: SOTD - May 21 2006 - Sunday (SOTDD 80's)

    Annick Goutal Sables
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    Re: SOTD May 20 Saturday

    testing (and starting to love) Rahat Loukoum
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14th May

    eau de Hadrien
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    Re: Sunday 21 May 2006 - SotDD 80s?

    Wow- what a list- there are ones that I still wear (Annick Goutal) and at leat one that I had totally forgotten (Route de The).

    I may have to run over to Barneys next Sunday and spritz! ;D
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    Re: SotD Saturday 13th of May

    santal blanc
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    Re: Serge Lutens/Les Salons du Palais Shiseido Par

    If you know anybody who lives in the EU you can order from the salon and have it shipped to your friend. That's how I got Borneo and Chene.
  31. Thread: SOTD Friday 12 May

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    Re: SOTD Friday 12 May

    Chene
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    Re: SotD Thursday May 11

    Douce Amere
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 10th May

    Daim Blond
  34. Thread: Honey

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    Re: Honey

    Miel de Bois is nice too.
  35. Thread: SOTD Tuesday 9 May

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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9 May

    eau de monsieur
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    Re: SotD Sunday 7th May

    MKK
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    Re: SotD Saturday 6th May

    testing Rahat Loukoum
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    Re: Your mother's fragrance?

    My mother wore Joy, Bandit and Fracas.

    Just not at once.
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    Re: SotD Friday 5th May

    gris clair
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    Re: the scoop on "poop"

    I went to see that flower when it bloomed at the Huntington Museum in Pasadena. I actually saw it when it was past it's prime, and the smell was not as concentrated as it had been aa few days before....
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    Re: SotD Thursday 4th May

    testing Douce Amere. Not quite sure it's a full bottle buy yet. (but that might be a good thing for my bank balance..) ;)
  42. Thread: Bed time fragrance

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    Re: Bed time fragrance

    I spray my pillows with eau de lavande
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3rd May

    gris clair
  44. Re: This Dude Freaked Out When I Gave Him a Compli

    It sounds like Tubby had issues. Maybe not with being gay, but with getting old. I have a few myself, but I'd hit the slim-fast and the SoloFlex hard before I tried to pull off the tight black tee...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 2nd May

    Well, I'm wearing it too, and your girlfrend is wrong. :D
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    Re: Talk to me About....Gris Clair

    I would try to get a decant on eBay. You can get a decent sized one for about $15.
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    Re: Reasons for my departure :^)

    You shouldn't be frustrated. Mass market fragrances are what they are and are marketed to the people they're marketed to. Some of them can be good, in the way that a cold MGD on a hot summer day can,...
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    Re: SotD Monday 1 May - May Day

    Because of the protests in downtown LA, we were told to work from home today, so it's MKK
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    Re: Talk to me About....Gris Clair

    Gris Clair is one that surprised me; usually lavender puts me to sleep faster than a gin-and-Ambien milkshake (I have a bottle of eau de Lavande that I spritz my pillows with at bedtime). The...
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    Re: Is Chergui being discontinued?

    Just in case, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorfs carry some, but not all SL's Barney's has an excluxive on Gris Clair.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque -vs- Chergui

    Chergui for me. I actually haven't smelled FM yet.

    There are a scant few bottles of Chergui at Barney's Beverly Hills. If you want one, I'd call with a credit card tomorrow.
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    Re: SotE Saturday nite 29 April

    Miel de Bois, just testing
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    Re: SotD Saturday 29th April

    daim blond
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    Re: Is Chergui being discontinued?

    Yes, Chergui has gone back to the "exclusives" (I ran to Barneys BH and got the last bottle). It can only be had from the salon in Paris. If you are in the EU, you can order a bottle and have it...
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    Re: Tea For Two or Chergui?

    At gunpoint? I would take Chergui. I love the honey/hay accord in that one, and the drydown in gorgeous. Tea for Two is lovely, but I'm not crazy about Vanilla and for me the l'Artisan scents are not...
  56. Re: Strange Invisible Perfumes...or just "strange"

    I'm glad you had a good experience with them. I went out to their store in Venice (CA) to try one of the scents that had been recommended to me, and while the scent was nice, I was in the store 15...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 28 April

    sables
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    Re: SotD Thursday April 27

    Borneo 1823
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    SoTD Wednesday, April 26th

    Didn't see it, so I'll start

    Borneo 1823 on and yet another grey and rainy Los Angeles day.

    Is it spring yet?

    :o
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    SOTD Tuesday, April 15th

    I think it's going to be Gris Clair. I'm going to have to buy a full bottle of this
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    Re: SotD Monday 24th April

    chergui
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    Re: 80's frag for party

    God, I'd forgotten that one (perhaps blocked it out). That was as ubiquitous on women as Lagerfeld was on men. I remember nearly getting an asthma attack trapped at the long light at Rodeo and...
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    Re: 80's frag for party

    well, it's musk and amber (and in my opinion, too much) but the penultimate 80's scent would be Lagerfeld.
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    Re: I dont understand how men over 25-26-27 MAX ca

    ;D

    Dude- i hope you're writing. You have a gift.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 22nd April

    I think it's going to a Daim Blond kind of day...
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    Re: I dont understand how men over 25-26-27 MAX ca

    and in case it's not glaringly obvious, I'm teasing you.
    ;)
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    Re: I dont understand how men over 25-26-27 MAX ca

    I guess my ancient eyes misconstrued




    I'm old enough to be your father, and I am perfectly able to not only afford but pull off Ambre Sultan. *As for calling you dearie, I know what sex we...
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    Re: I dont understand how men over 25-26-27 MAX ca

    Well dearie, you have fun in your Depends sipping your Gin & Ensure. *I'm going to Dolce for drinks with friends and then to an 11 o'clock show at the Evidence Room. *I'll be wearing my blazer and...
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    Re: I dont understand how men over 25-26-27 MAX ca

    That's who have the money for it. *Cruise the aisles at Barney's or Neiman's or Bergorf's. *You'll see a lot of 35 year olds in $500 jeans.

    Are the ads showing that? *No, that's called marketing.
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    Re: I dont understand how men over 25-26-27 MAX ca

    I kicked 40 in the teeth a while ago, and if you look at my post in SOTD since I joined basenotes a few months ago, I am almost exlusively Serge Lutens. *I also wear somewhat stylish clothing, have...
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    Re: SotD Friday 21st April

    It will be Gris Clair
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 20th April 2006

    Padparadscha
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    Re: This horrifying BO thing I smelled awhile ago.

    it depends upon a lot of factors: diet, even what kind of clothes one wears. *I bathe every day, exfoliate like Joan Crawford, swallow Chlorophyll pills (it's an antioxydent mostly, althought you do...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19th April

    I love Eau Sauvage. I must get a bottle of that- my first fragrance purchase.

    It will be in the 80's tomorrow in Los Angeles, but since my office is kept as cold as a meat locker, I think I'll...
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    Re: Price Your Collection

    Ditto!
    [/quote]

    my sentiments exactly.....
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 18th April

    It's going to be Miel de Bois (from a sample)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 17 April

    What he said
  78. Re: Tips on getting a job at *Dept. Store Frag co

    Do you have any retail experience? If not, make a list of skills that you think would be good for the position- anything at all having to do with accounting, because you'll be handling money and...
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    Re: Cologne for my wedding!

    That's enough. No-one should notice scent on a man unless they are thisclose.
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    Re: URGENT - What to wear for an interview?

    Well, I wouldn't pour a bottle of Jungle Gardenia over my head, but I can't see how a spritz of eau d'Hadrien on my chest before I get dressed would cost me a job. If it did, perhaps that not the...
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    Re: Musks! MKK vs MR vs LV Musk vs Kiehl's OM vs E

    I don't think it's for the office.
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    Re: SotD Sunday April 16

    MKK
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    Re: Musks! MKK vs MR vs LV Musk vs Kiehl's OM vs E

    I don't find MKK to be awful at all- I love it. It smells like the lover you've always dreamt of But it can be a bit much on a guy. You absolutely must try it on your skin though. On me, it's not as...
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    Re: SotD Saturday April 15

    it's going to MKK
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    Re: SotD Friday April 14

    Daim Blond
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 13 April

    Went with Daim Blond. MKK is a little much for an office when it's in the 70's
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 13 April

    I'm alone in my office tomorrow, so it may be MKK
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    Re: SotD April 12 Wednesday

    Paul Smith Men
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    Re: An Idiot's Guide to Serge Lutens!

    I get loads of suede from Daim Blond. *MKK doesn't work on me, I get the floral and not the "drrrty" musk

    Borneo 1823 is great on me: the only patchouli I've ever liked. *The addition of the...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 11th April

    Chergui
  91. Thread: Internet buying?

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    Re: Internet buying?

    luckyscent.com is great for niche scents
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    Re: SOTD Monday 10 April

    Ambre Sultan
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    Re: Eau de Hadrien in EDP. Worth the price?

    It does last longer, but smells slightly different.

    Its explanied in detail here
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    Re: SotD Sunday April 9th

    chergui
  95. Thread: Red Pepper scent?

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    Re: Red Pepper scent?

    I didn't get chocolate at all. As a matter of fact, that's why I didn't go any further with the scent. It started off as a wonderfully startling burst of red pepper and settled into..... red pepper....
  96. Thread: Red Pepper scent?

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    Re: Red Pepper scent?

    On me, l'Artisan's Piment Brulant smells exactly like fresh cut red bell pepper
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    Re: SotD Saturday 8th April

    Dzing! from a tester.
  98. Thread: SoTD Friday 4/7/06

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    SoTD Friday 4/7/06

    My first thread starter.

    It's Thusday night in LA, and I think I will stick to Daim Blond.

    Next week my office mate is taking a vacation, I may actually wear MKK!
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    Re: Proud owner of Lutens

    Give it a few chances. As much as I love Daim Blonde, Chergui knocks it into the weeds. It took about a month for me to come to that conclusion.
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    Re: Proud owner of Lutens

    It took me several tries before I "got" it.
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