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    Re: SotD Saturday 5 January

    Shalimar
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    Re: Overscenting linked to depression.

    Interesting. I have never experienced it, but when I'm under a lot of stress I tend to spritz on perfume quite often because I feel it calms me down or at least adds some beauty to an otherwise...
  3. Re: What do you hope to add to your collection in 2008?

    Caron Farnesiana
    FM En Passant
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    Re: SotD Thursday November 15, 2007

    Shalimar
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    Re: SOTD - FRIDAY August 17th

    Gorgeous!
    I'm wearing Dyptique Philosykos.
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    Re: Serge Lutens, Louve: First Impression

    Is it in any way similar to People of the Labyrinths Luctor et Emergo?
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    Re: SotD Saturday 11 August

    Dyptique Philosykos - perfect for this rainy, cool yet mild weather.
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    Re: Congratulations, Grant and Danielle!

    Congratulations and all the best!
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    Re: SotD Sunday 25 Februari

    I'm wearing the lovely, sweet, homely SL Un Bois de Vanille.
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    Re: Can I Love L'Artisan?

    I agree, Mimosa is lovely and also very long lasting. I also use Voleur de Roses (has a lot of character and is long lasting).
    Most of the other Artisans have left me disappointed as they hardly had...
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    Re: L'Artisan recommendations?

    Be sure to test their lasting power before buying, many Artisans unfortunately have very poor lasting power. It's excellent in Mimosa Pour Moi, Voleur de Roses, Bois de Farine, though.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 2 February

    Testing Etro New Tradition today... What a beautiful clean scent!
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    Re: Frederic Malle sent me a present

    I tried Le Parfum de Therese but it doesn't work on me (didn't get it as one of their recommendations though - I was recommended L'Eau d'Hiver and later bought a FB - it's gorgeous).
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    Re: What are some nice musky scents

    Sage Machado Coral has a lovely musky drdown.
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    Re: Looking for help finding a peppery? fragrance

    Another vote for Etra which is gorgeous.
    Also, L'Artisan Parfumeur Poivre Piquant but it doesn't have good lasting power.
    As for grapefruit note, it's very prominent in Donna Karan Women - although...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 21 January

    Armando Martinez Maquillage - retesting it for the sheer pleasure of being transported back to the 50's but in a subtle and refined way (not at all "in your face" like FM Lipstick Rose). Hope Armando...
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    Re: TGIF!!! Friday 19 January

    FM Une fleur de cassie for me.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 14 January

    Wearing FM Carnal Flower. Sorry, I wasn't aware of the Lutens week! Anyway, I only have samples/decants of Chergui, A la Nuit, Fumerie Turque, Fleurs d'oranger and Chypre Rouge... hmm, this could...
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    Re: Deconstructing the Malle Questionaire

    I'm getting L'Eau d'Hiver in a couple of days' time, a colleague bought it for me in Paris! I think the questionnaire worked really well in my case - if I hadn't been sent the samples I probably...
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    Re: Malle's En Passant- sexy or no?

    I find it gorgeous, not really sexy, but rather elegant and cool.
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    Re: Do you take notes when you test?

    I recently started keeping a sampling journal following an order of 11 samples - after I'd tried them all I realised it would have been impossible for me to tell them apart later on (there were all...
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    Re: The Splendidly Scented Ladies' Book Club

    The Wide Sargasso Sea is a lovely idea! I'd also suggest reading Jane Eyre as the relation between the two is so interesting.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 January

    I (re)tested Keiko Mecheri Hanae this morning - like it a lot and might buy it in springtime. As I also got Apothia samples in the mail I couldn't resist them and tested If in the afternoon.
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    Re: Oriental Fra-suggestions?

    Serge Lutens Chergui is lovely, if you find it too heavy I'd suggest Etra by Etro (a light spicy scent).
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    Re: New to the Community

    Welcome both of you, I'm quite new too but this seems like a very nice place to be (and interesting too).
    By the way I like Acqua di Gio' too.
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    Re: Deconstructing the Malle Questionaire

    I filled in the questionnaire a while ago so I don't remember all my answers, but I do remember naming L'Eau d'Issey and Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil among my favourite perfumes. I think it was on the...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 24 December, Christmas Eve

    This morning I was testing Keiko Mecheri Mihime, in the afternoon Ume - I don't think either of them is a keeper for me.
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    Re: This Perfume Smells Like...That Perfume

    D&G Light Blue - Moschino I Love Love (the same producer)
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    Re: This Perfume Smells Like...That Perfume

    Issey Miyake: L'Eau d'Issey - Frederic Malle: En passant
    Serge Lutens Chergui - Dolce & Gabbana (their first fragrance, although Chergui is subtler, lovelier, less aggressive)
    Just Cavalli Her -...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 23 December

    I'm testing Fumerie Turque today.
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    Re: "married to yourself" holiday perfume gift

    I'm tempted by Frederic Malle Eau d'Hiver.
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    Re: I spent $400 in 2006 on frags--and you?

    I was thinking exactly the same thing, this is really sweet and special (if for any reason there weren't enough ladies in your life just let us know).
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    Re: I spent $400 in 2006 on frags--and you?

    I think I may have spent from 300 to 400 $. It's a bit scary as I was supposed to be on a tight budget this year, but I find it hard to resist a beautiful new fragrant discovery. On a trip to Italy...
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    Re: Inspired by rtamara41: Visceral Scents

    Tovah, what is AF D'Humeur Reveuse like? Have you got the entire coffret?
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    Re: SotD Saturday 16 December

    Guerlain Terracotta Voile d'Ete - to me it's not at all an exclusively summer fragrance, no freshness in it. I don't know how much I really love it though - had to resist the temptation to layer it...
  36. Re: What are you giving your special person on Xmas?

    No perfume gift for my husband who still hasn't managed to finish the bottle of CD Fahrenheit I got him 10 yrs ago! I actually tried it on me yesterday to see if it was still good at all (I think it...
  37. Re: ISO - seriously elegant, strong, slightly unapproachable fragrance.

    If you did like white florals I'd suggest FM En Passant and L'Eau d'Issey (both smell very elegant, businessy, a bit unapproachable and strict to me), but this is probably out of the question.
    Apart...
  38. Thread: bed scents

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    Re: bed scents

    I love using bed scents, I do it just for the pleasure of it, because I love my fragrances. I normally fall asleep the minute I lie down, so this is probably not a very rational thing to do......
  39. Thread: Frederic Malle

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    Re: Frederic Malle

    Yes, on a man I think it would be great (should have tried it on my husband instead of myself...).
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    Re: Frederic Malle

    I couldn't compare it to any of the fragrances I know, anyway on my skin it's a very aggressive, masculine, powerful musc which I couldn't imagine wearing.
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    Re: My hated "metallic" note in some fragrances

    I'm not sure what the note might be, but a friend once said that Acqua di Gio' smells "like hay and nails" to her. I love Acqua di Gio' and don't smell anything metallic in it, so it probably depends...
  42. Thread: Frederic Malle

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    Re: Frederic Malle

    En Passant is very similar to L'Eau d'Issey (at least on me) so I wouldn't suggest buying it if you've already got Issey. I find L'Eau d'Hiver very nice, light (but not citrusy in any way). I'm not...
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    Re: Annual Scent Dilemma

    I'm sorry - can't help you with Amarige as it smells awful on me... If you'd like to try a light spicy niche fragrance I suggest Etro Etra.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 28 November

    Gucci II. Put on a pinkish top this morning and just had to pick a fragrance based on its colour.
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    Re: New Forever and Ever by Dior?

    Sorry - accidentally posted the same post twice.
    But I agree - it seemed to be a very successful fragrance so it is strange it was discontinued. Even the new edition is not easily available.
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    Re: New Forever and Ever by Dior?

    The new Forever and Ever Dior is available in European duty free shops at airports (at least in Germany in Travel Value shops). I haven't tried it yet but I think it's identical to the original. I...
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    Re: How many "houses" in your neighborhood?

    Interesting question, my "tested" neighbourhood must be the size of a crowded city with all the suburbs included... I don't keep a record, but here's at least the list of some of the houses I've...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 23 November

    Good morning, happy Thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!
    It's a crisp and chilly morning here in Slovenia and I'm wearing Trussardi Skin.
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    Re: SotD Monday 13 November

    Testing FM Lipstick Rose. Interesting, but not FBW to me.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 7 November

    Over the day: L'Artisan Mimosa Pour Moi.
    Now: FM Musc Ravageur (just testing... too strong for me, even a bit masculine).
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    Art of Perfumery

    I've just read the article & visited the site. Has anybody tried any of their female fragrances? Numbers 1, 5 and particularly 7 (rose + amber) seem rather interesting.
    Samples cost 3 eur for 2 ml...
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    Re: New: STONED by Solange Azagury-Partridge

    The bottle does look a bit warty.
    Interesting news though. No chance of a free sample, probably?
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 3 November

    Sweet & fruity Just Cavalli over here.
    Couldn't go sleep last night because my feet felt frozen under a blanket + duvet (??), woke up a bit cranky and wanted something fruity after coming from the...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 2 November

    Sounds lovely and makes me think of another adjective "spongeworthy" (if you remember Elaine)...
    Thanks to all of you for a warm welcome!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 2 November

    Hi Musse, thanks!!
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    Re: Holy Grail - Have you got one and what is it?

    I don't have a Holy Grail and quite honestly don't care much for having one. I love to wear different fragrances and I even dislike wearing the same one two days in a row, unless I've only just...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 2 November

    Good evening everyone! This is my very first post as I have just registered, although I have often visited the site for fragrance description.
    I'm wearing Max Mara, I find it lovely and comforting...
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