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    Re: Caron Tabac Blond - Current versus Vintage

    Thanks Cacio for this! Salli Hughes was actually the person who got me started on this hobby, after she wrote about her love for Philosychos. I had never heard of it, so I did a Google search and...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, September 8, 2014

    Gucci No. 3, vintage EDT.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/free-dew-on-green-rose-pictures-wallpaper_zps6c018ab9.jpg
  3. Thread: Ta Ta For Now

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    Re: Ta Ta For Now

    Bye Danie! I totally understand where you are coming from. I also want to step back a bit and start to enjoy what I have. I don't like that acquisitive streak I spot in myself at all. But I hope to...
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    Re: SotD - Monday, 8 September, 2014

    Morning all! I'm in vintage Gucci No. 3 this morning, the EDT :vrolijk_26:

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/free-dew-on-green-rose-pictures-wallpaper_zps6c018ab9.jpg

    I have...
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 5 September, 2014

    Hello everyone! Accidentally in sync today, with White Aoud (saffron) on my wrists and neck, and Fumerie Turque (honey) on the backs of my arms. I also had Ambre Narguile (honey) on this morning...
  6. Re: New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    When's the new installment of the Guide coming out? I can't wait. My current copy has been thumbed through so many times, it looks quite ragged now.
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    Re: Bombed the office today

    I've never spilled a vial, but I have stunk out my office on a few occasions and garnered a few complaints! The first one was Ambrarem by Histories de Parfums. A colleague of mine had entered the...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Tuesday, 2 September, 2014.

    Really??? Ok, then things must have REALLY changed since I was a teenager! Or maybe it just means something more harmless in Ireland than it does in the UK - although that would be a first, since we...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Tuesday, 2 September, 2014.

    Day 7 of the One Week Challenge and I am still (happy) in Lyric Woman! What a wonderful fragrance!

    Danie - don't worry, "having it off" is not too bad, all things considered....I think you guys...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Done! Day 7 of Lyric Woman. Boy, I chose the right fragrance with which to do this challenge. Lyric is complex and shifting in tone and texture. Above all, it is beautiful from every angle. I still...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 31st August 2014

    Hello all! I'm on Day 5 of Lyric Woman, and it's been a pleasure thus far! I am realizing that my frantic testing of fragrances has led me to be a bit of a fragrance flibberty gibbet, so slowing down...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Courage mes amies, courage! Encore une fois into the fold!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 28, 2014

    Morning all! Day 2 of the One Week Challenge and I am still enjoying my Lyric Woman

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/AbstractRose_zps9937a20e.jpg
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Thursday, 28 August, 2014.

    Morning all! Day 2 of the One Week Challenge and I am still enjoying my Lyric Woman :smiley:

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/AbstractRose_zps9937a20e.jpg
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    Day 2: Lyric Woman - still wonderful. But some exciting decants came......will have to steel my girders
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    Poll: Re: Are you a foodie?

    I used to be, big time, yeah. I would buy loads of books on different cuisines and try to recreate dishes at home. I would regularly cook big Persian style feasts and invite family and friends over....
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Wednesday, 27 August, 2014.

    Katsumi - genius. Thank you. I will use that as my personal coat of arms from now on :grin:
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    One Week Challenge: Lyric Woman, Day 1

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/Ronald-McDonald-thumbs-up_zpsc5d255fc.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    Morning all! I am partaking in this crazy Basenotes challenge to wear the same scent and nothing but that scent for a whole week (no testing of samples, no sniffing bottle caps....nothing!), so I...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Wednesday, 27 August, 2014.

    Morning all! I am partaking in this crazy Basenotes challenge to wear the same scent and nothing but that scent for a whole week (no testing of samples, no sniffing bottle caps....nothing!), so I...
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    Re: The One Week Challenge

    This is definitely a challenge! Yesterday, I was thinking I could never do this, but then I did some decanting last night and having seven different scents wiped all over me made me feel a bit...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

    Fumerie Turque

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/blowing-smoke_zps8cdaf98a.jpg
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Tuesday, 26 August, 2014.

    Hello everyone! Fumerie Turque by Serge Lutens today (from a sample).

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/blowing-smoke_zps8cdaf98a.jpg

    Katsumi! Welcome back, girl - we missed you...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 25, 2014

    Or du Serail today by Naomi Goodsir, from a sample. A very nice, fruity, honeyed tobacco scent.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/honey_zpsbe4490da.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25th August 2014

    Hello everyone! My last week on the job after fifteen years straight working......gulp! My last Monday ever in the office.....I am in Naomi Goodsir's Or du Serail today to mark the occasion (totally...
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    Re: Al Kimiya - attars?

    Essenza Nobile also has them: http://essenza-nobile.de/fragrances/al-kimiya/?cSEOid=cb92cf3f7d87eb6663e0551c570d2f26
    And yes, the nose behind them is Sergio Momo, he of Xeroff, Casamorati and...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, 23rd August 2014

    Happy dancing Ryan!

    Today's scents were.....many! My baby daughter is tucking into her food with gusto but absolutely no concept of how to get stuff in her mouth, so after, variously, watermelon,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 22, 2014

    I am wearing Absolue Pour Le Soir by MFK. Morning all!

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/APLS4_zps48a0bae5.jpeg
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    SOTD: Friday, 22nd August, 2014

    Morning all! Need some confidence and strength today, so I am wearing Absolue Pour Le Soir by MFK. Smokey, bitter-sweet honey and resins - half holy, half-sexy. I just love this stuff, and think it...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 21, 2014

    I am wearing my sample of Sotto La Luna by Andy Tauer today

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/Gardenia-1_zpsd190be7d.jpg
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Good afternoon to all of the exercise freaks who are checking in on this thread :grin: I have a drawer full of exercise clothes but absolutely no motivation to wear them :happy: I tried to do a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Today is the turn of Mare, the last sample in the box of samples that Ipp so graciously sent me. Thanks once again, Ipp, for having graciously and generously provided these samples. Colin Maillard is...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Hello everyone! Wearing Lumiere Noire Pour Femme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian today (from a sample) - gorgeous, a smooth rose chypre with an animalic undertone. Received two compliments already today!...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 20th August 2014

    Hello everyone! Wearing Lumiere Noire Pour Femme by Maison Francis Kurkdjian today (from a sample) - gorgeous, a smooth rose chypre with an animalic undertone. Received two compliments already today!...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, August 19th

    Hello everyone! In Eva Kant by O'Driu today - thanks to the lovely Ipp for the generous sample! It's very futuristic!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 19, 2014

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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Today, I am reviewing Vikt. This one surprised me the most out of all the Slumberhouse offerings to date, because it turned my expectations right on their head.

    I am not sure why, but I am very...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thanks, Danie! Yes, I really have to keep my eyes peeled for a bottle of Sova - would love to own it some day.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 18, 2014

    Inspired by Jon Rodgers, I am in Blue Amber by Montale today (from a sample)!

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/Blueamber_zps66c664e6.jpg
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 18th August, 2014.

    Hello everyone! Happy Monday to all (groan). Inspired by Jon, I am wearing a sample of Blue Amber by Montale.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/Blueamber_zps66c664e6.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 14, 2014

    Homage Attar by Amouage

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/pinkrose9x12resized_zps0d74953f.jpg
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Thursday, August 14 2014

    Hi all - wearing Homage Attar by Amouage today (from a teeeeeeeeny sample, like literally one drop)

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/pinkrose9x12resized_zps0d74953f.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Ok, gang! Time to get my Jeke on!

    Jeke is an interesting fragrance, but, in my opinion, it is not that wearable. Actually, maybe it would be more accurate to say that all parts of the perfume are...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thanks, Noideahwhatimsaying - no, I haven't smelled Baque yet, but Colin Maillard is sending me a sample of it as we speak (he is so nice!)
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    You know what, I have been doing some reading up on what goes into these Slumberhouse creations that might potentially irritating, and I may have found what has been bothering you, Ryan - apparently...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    Scent of the day is Diptyque's 34 Boulevard St. Germain in memory of Lauren Bacall, who has sadly passed away. Ms. Bacall was a big fan of Diptyque, and I feel she must have loved or worn this one.
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 13th August 2014

    Ah yes, Puma - she wore Calandre as her main scent!
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 13th August 2014

    Happy Birthday ComDiva! Scent of the day is Diptyque's 34 Boulevard St. Germain in memory of Lauren Bacall, who has sadly passed away. Ms. Bacall was a big fan of Diptyque, and I feel she must have...
  49. Re: How are you enjoying the trio from Papillon so far?

    Aha...thanks, Ipp, I was wondering what your take on Anubis might be. I saw that Kafka was comparing Anubis to Amouage Tribute Attar, so I was wondering what you thought of that comparison, and...
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    Any updates here? Has anyone tried these? They are getting marvelous reviews over at Kafkaesque so was wondering what you guys thought...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 11th August, 2014.

    Thanks, Ryan - I was testing Bois d'Ascese this weekend, that's why I was curious.
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 11th August, 2014.

    How does this compare to Bois d'Ascese, Ryan? Be curious to know
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    Re: Cherry or Blackberry Syrup?

    Seconding Zahd 1+

    But also, any of those Guerlain Petite Robe Noire ones are checking out - one of them (sorry, can't remember which) is based on cherries - almost nauseatingly so....
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 11, 2014

    In Bois 1920 Real Patchouly today.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/modigliani-womans-face1_zps6ba07754.jpg
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 11th August, 2014.

    Morning folks! In Bois 1920 Real Patchouly today.

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/modigliani-womans-face1_zps6ba07754.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Hi Noideawhatimsaying (great name by the way!),

    Thanks! Do you mind me asking, why did you sell your bottle? I am trying to get clues as to whether Sova is wearable out in the real world.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Aw, thanks Ipp! I am in love with Sova - it just keeps getting better and better on my skin.
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Ok, guys, here are my thoughts on Sova! Boy, I really loved this one! Once again, thank you to the lovely Ipp for the sample. I really appreciate it, because I would not otherwise have the chance to...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Hi Danieq and OctaVarium,

    The thing I can think to explain why I am getting cherries (and nobody else seems to be) is that I grew up in a country that wasn't at all familiar with cranberries. In...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 8, 2014

    Jubilation 25 extrait by Amouage

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/Girl_in_yellow_Drapery_BMJ_zpsdc8fd4d1.jpg
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    Re: your favourite male scent to wear

    I wore Encre Noir for years until it started to make me nauseous. Now I wear Dior Homme Intense, and I see it as a better version of Shalimar Parfum Initial.

    Other male scents I recently tried...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 8, 2014

    Morning all - I am wearing Jubilation 25 extrait by Amouage today. Not, strictly speaking, a perfume of seduction, but I am dog tired and don't really want to give my husband any ideas......:happy:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday,August 6, 2014

    Sova by Slumberhouse - wow!

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/HayCroatianNaivArt_zps764779ea.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6 August 2014

    Hello everyone! I was in Theorema this morning, in honor of ComDiva :vrolijk_26: but that never lasts more than four hours on my skin, so now I am a glorious coating of Sova by Slumberhouse!...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Ok, guys, I would like to give you my thoughts on Zahd today. Sorry there are such long gaps between my reviews, but in general, I am having to test and re-test the Slumberhouse samples in order to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Morning everyone! I am in the celestial Sideris by Maria Candida Gentile this morning, as I can't stop spraying myself with it!...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, August 5, 2014

    Morning everyone! I am in the celestial Sideris by Maria Candida Gentile this morning, as I can't stop spraying myself with it! Anyone who hasn't tried this, well, you really should. It is fairy...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    Thanks, Ryan! Yes, actually, it just occurred to me that we are all calling this an animalic chypre, when in fact, the notes list does not contain any chypre notes - no bergamot in the opening, no...
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    Re: New Bogue Profumo: MAAI

    For what it's worth, here are my initial thoughts (might change or be updated later on with repeated wearings):

    Maai smells......both wonderful and scary. I didn't know that something could smell...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 4, 2014

    Hello! Good morning to everyone! I am wearing Mitsouko this morning - a dab of (modern) pure parfum on the pulse points and a liberal spraying of vintage EDT all over for 'volume'. Even though it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, August 4, 2014

    Hello! Good morning to everyone! I am wearing Mitsouko this morning - a dab of (modern) pure parfum on the pulse points and a liberal spraying of vintage EDT all over for 'volume'. Even though it's...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 1, 2014

    Mike - what an AMAZING find!!! Thanks for sharing that with us! $20 indeed, you cheeky little bugger!

    Happy 22nd wedding anniversary 30 Roses, that is amazing! And if you are not in the least bit...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 1, 2014

    [QUOTE=CapriDog;3208212]http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/01/evete9eh.jpg

    Amouage Fate for Woman

    Have a great Friday everyone!

    ClaireV - I'm loving your illustration!

    CapriDog, thanks! I...
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale: your favs?

    Am I THAT predictable??? :kiss:
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    Re: Parfumerie Generale: your favs?

    L'Ombre Fauve = Sex in a Bottle
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    Re: Most worn in July 2014

    I LOVE the Tango, Ryan - the notes are right up my alley. I did see you describe it elsewhere as a being an amber-bubblegum scent, which did make my heart sink a bit and wonder if I was smelling it...
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    Re: Most worn in July 2014

    Gosh, I think I was trying out a lot of samples this month, so don't know that I repeated an awful lot - during the days, that is. When it came to the evenings, I tended to wear heavy dousings of the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 1, 2014

    Hello everyone, I am in L'Arte di Gucci today from a 5ml mini of the EDP I bought on eBay. So sad that this was discontinued.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 1, 2014

    Hello everyone, I am in L'Arte di Gucci today from a 5ml mini of the EDP I bought on eBay. So sad that this was discontinued. It is a slutty rose chypre, a bit brighter than Rose de Nuit, but in the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Hello everyone! Trying to cut the humidity today with Parfums de Nicolai's Le Temps d'Une Fete, one of the most gorgeous green fragrances ever! Have a lovely day everyone!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Hello everyone! Trying to cut the humidity today with Parfums de Nicolai's Le Temps d'Une Fete, one of the most gorgeous green fragrances ever! Have a lovely day everyone!
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    Re: Piotr Czarnecki - Sensei

    Got my samples. Here are my thoughts.

    Is the hype justified? Yes. It's a really good scent, perhaps even a great one. It is a very masculine fragrance, which is to say that it references...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Ultimate Seduction by LM Parfums

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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Ultimate Seduction by LM Parfums. It kind of wants to be like this:

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/Ultimate-Seduction-2_zpsafd5730d.jpg

    But really, it's more like:
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, July, 29th, 2014

    Evening everyone! I was in Sideris by Maria Gentile Candida all day and now I am cooling off in some musk oil and Mazzolari Lui sprayed all over my body - I smell pretty darn wonderful! Jon - yes, I...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thanks guys! Well, today it is the turn of Ore!

    This is a review of the newer Ore extrait version – thank you Ipp for this generous sample and for letting me know which version it was that I am...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th July, 2014

    Quarry and ExtremeK - I wish I shared your fond memories of being in the back seat while your parents drove you somewhere. There were four of us kids squeezed into a Renault 12 and there was no...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, July 28, 2014

    In honor of the start of Eid today, I am wearing Epic Woman by Amouage (from a sample). Happy Eid to all our Muslim friends on Basenotes!
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    SOTD: Monday, 28th July, 2014

    Happy Eid to everyone who celebrates! In honor of the start of Eid, I am wearing Epic Woman by Amouage.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Mazzolari Lui - have a great day everyone!

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/deep_sea_creature_by_saryth-d4r5lhe_zps4f91b7b0.jpg
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    Re: S O T D : Saturday -July , 26, 2014 😎💫

    Mazzolari Lui for a day spent inside with two kids with spiking temperatures.....tis the only way I will cope....
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Thanks so much! I really enjoyed testing it, although I was a bit nervous I wouldn't be able to describe it well enough!
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 25th, 2014

    [QUOTE=mikeperez23;3203007]LOL ((goggling it now!))


    Let me save you all the effort :evil:

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/mud_wrestling_zps309ee1ba.jpg
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I am not part of the sample pass, but I have just started to test these, thanks to the very generous Ipp, who sent me a lovely box of Slumberhouse samples to try out! I bought Norne myself from...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 25th, 2014

    Morning! In Givenchy III today, vintage EDT layered over a few drops of vintage parfum. Good stuff!

    http://i1383.photobucket.com/albums/ah292/ClaireV/forestgivenchyIII_zps7f648812.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, July 25th, 2014

    Morning everyone! Quick drop in as I have a mahoosive report to finish by Monday. Since I am the world's biggest procrastinator, I am getting serious this morning in vintage Givenchy III EDT, over a...
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    Re: Arabian Oud - Need Suggestions

    Thanks Cacio! Very helpful. I have read most of the previous threads on this subject, but the variances from thread to thread and person to person are so wide that I needed a bit of help narrowing...
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    Re: Arabian Oud - Need Suggestions

    Thank you Steve and Ajmc - will have to look that one up. Not a massive fan of really fecal, earthy ouds unless they are mixed with other notes to lighten them, but we will see - maybe my tastes are...
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    Re: Arabian Oud - Need Suggestions

    Thanks Badarun! I think that the Asrar is on the list of samples I am getting, let's hope so. As for Kalemat, everyone seems to be saying that it is great and natural-smelling (less synthetic) than...
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    Re: Piotr Czarnecki - Sensei

    Hmmm, yes, there is someone on the Facebook groups selling off her sample as quickly as she can....when asked why, she gave a very honest review where she said all she could smell was cinnamon. That...
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