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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Iris Ukiyoe

    I did sniff this on a card at the Hermes boutique in Chicago, but it was maybe the sixth thing I sniffed, and being a lighter fragrance, I really didn't get a good grasp on its nature...
  2. Re: If you could meet any perfumer---present or past--who would it be?

    Roudnitska for past. Present: Olivia Giacobetti
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th August, 2017

    Pamplelune absolutely sings in the woods. My dad lives in a wooded cabin on a river, so I know. He does NOT, however, enjoy Pamplelune. I have learned to stick with tea or Shiso or vetiver when I...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Welcome!
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    Re: In 2017, I expect to finish...

    Good to know!
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    Re: New fragrance for GF - looking for tips!

    I think purecaramel is right. But I also think she'd like L'instant de Guerlain if you can find it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th August, 2017

    Scent twins for now -- Pamplelune for me, too! I had a buyer for mine last year and at the last minute I backed out and decided to keep it. Glad I did. It doesn't do cat pee on me. On me there is the...
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Ooh! That's hopeful. I love it that the younger generation is starting to embrace earlier fragrances.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Gucci Rush again at the office. Might be the same person.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th August, 2017

    Today I wore Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde.

    FYI- Demeter fragrance performance is terrible. Terrible. Gone in an hour. Almost every time.

    But that doesn't mean that I don't love them. Some of...
  11. Re: Sample Pass: Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection Fragrances and Extra Samp

    I definitely get the dryer sheet note in the Neil Morris. Some similar aquatic/fruity notes to Un Jardin Sur Le Nil, but the chemical aspect is amplified over UJSLN. I do think it's overall pleasant,...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    ;)

    Jealous of your week at sea. Can't wait until you're back sampling.

    I still get a lot of comments on my UN.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    I really like Orion by Tiziana Terenzi-- much better than I like Aventus.

    Today I smelled Curve Crush on a woman at the water cooler at work (I asked). It's a nice, light gourmand similar to...
  14. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Khol de Bahrein by Stephane Humbert Lucas 777
  15. Re: Best citrus-vanilla or pure vanilla men's fragrance?

    Just to add to your quandary:

    Layering Atelier Cologne's Vanille Incensee with Orange Sanguine is a great cremesicle kick.

    If it doesn't have to be exactly vanilla (if Amber will do), try out:...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Khol de Bahrein by Stephane Humbert Lucas 777

    The opening is very oriental and rich, and slightly reminiscent of Coromandel. It doesn't last long in that state, however, which is good for me, as...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Iris and Patchouli love my skin. And my 7-year-old is hilarious because he is just developing his note vocabulary beyond "cupcakes" and "lemony."
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Dior Homme Intense

    Lovely and rich. A velvety Iris that makes you lean in. Not too much of a makeup smell to my nose- I get some amber and woods. I put it on my DH because I knew it would...
  19. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Calamity J by Juliette Has a Gun

    Soft, cozy, animalic, a lot of iso E or cashmeran or something. A bit spicy. Comfortable, but a bit thin for such a cozy composition. It could use a dose of of...
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    Re: Today I bought August 2017

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0910/0818/products/Santa-Maria-Novella-Acqua-Di-Colonia-Tabacco-Toscano-Unisex-Eau-de-Cologne-EDC-3.3-Splash-Best-Price-Fragrance-Parfume-FragranceOutlet.com-DETAILS_...
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    Re: Today I bought July 2017

    Oh! Exciting! I really like that one, but my sample was from circa 2001. Let us know how the reissue is.
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    Re: hermes un jardin sur le nil

    Monsieur Li smells good on the blotter and on some people; just not me. Smells too metallic on me.
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    Re: hermes un jardin sur le nil

    That's my second favorite, too. It is basically green plants, asphalt, and rose. Really fresh and different. It does have a note that bothers my head (headache) sometimes, though, so I don't own it.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    LOL. My mom used to wear Lou Lou back in the 90's. It's nice. Spicy. She was not a fan of what I wore-- Anne Klein and then Dune.
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    Re: Any Lime Fragrances with Decent Performance?

    Aqua Allegoria Limon Verde (technically a feminine, I think, but disregard the gender assignment- it's a neutral scent IMO).
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Allure Homme Sport on a director at work. Plus something I didn't quite identify at Wal-Mart. It had a lot of cetalox and ISO e super. Smelled like a Sauvage knockoff maybe.
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    Re: Fragrence recommandation for 32+ yo

    Dior a Homme is a solid choice, from those you are considering. For something a little different, maybe try Maison Margiela Jazz Club. They have it at Sephora.
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    Re: Affordable, compliments and Long lasting

    I think we need more info about what you like, who it's for, etc., in order to provide a proper recommendation. But things that fit the criteria off the top of my head are:

    -Gucci Rush
    -Dior...
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    Re: Most beloved woman's fragrances

    This is a helpful article written by one of our own, Claire V:
    http://www.basenotes.net/features/3322-the-top-ten-female-designer-fragrances-every-beginner-should-sample
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Oh, wow. I need time to think.
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Funny you should say that. I never noticed the Jasmine before, but yes, it's there, just playing nicely. I'm wearing this one today as my SOTD, and I got a nice compliment on it at dinner. That it...
  32. Re: Sample Pass: Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection Fragrances and Extra Samp

    I think the coconut note you are smelling is fig. I agree; it reminds me of coconut. Especially with Tonka providing the "milk."
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    Viola Essenziale

    I agree with Epapsiou that I cannot place it, but it's familiar. I also agree that it smells classical and feminine.
    At first it's cheerful like violets, and then it becomes like...
  34. Re: Sample Pass: Salvatore Ferragamo Tuscan Soul Quintessential Collection Fragrances and Extra Samp

    Samples received and packed well. Thanks, epapsiou. And thank you for the opportunity to explore these, NCal!

    Bianco di Carrara

    Where is the Neroli? <dabs more on for another whiff of the...
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    Re: Summer fragrance recommendations?

    This is an excellent and widely available option that lasts forever.

    I live in a place with hot, humid summers.

    l, too, love Mandarine by L'Artisan. Perhaps try the following options, if you...
  36. Thread: Barbershop

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    Re: Barbershop

    HdP 1725 is great. Also Acqua di Cuba by Santa Maria Novella.
  37. Thread: Buyers Remorse?

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    Re: Buyers Remorse?

    Especially with vintage, yes.
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    Re: Fragrance headache

    This is a great idea!!!
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    Re: Something specific....

    Great suggestion. Also try Eau Duelle by Diptyque, sometimes available at a discount.

    Givenchy Pi is a warm winter scent that can be had not too expensively.
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    Re: Fragrance headache

    I definitely get them. Too many fragrances to list have given me headaches. There are some synthetics I'm sensitive to; something that sometimes stands in for cedar, something that is used for...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Skin on Skin by L'Artisan

    Rooty, warm Iris. Then a bit of rubber. Then a dash of ammonia funk sneaks in, along with a vague nether regions musky note. Soon I smell face powder and lipstick. And...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Thanks for the suggestion-- the two you compare it to are ones I enjoyed a lot!



    They actually have this at my local Sephora, but last time I was there, when I noticed it, they were closing....
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    Re: Most worn in July 2017

    3x
    -No. 5 L'Eau

    2x
    -Beige
    -Diorella by Dior
    -Eau Belle by Azzaro
    -Eau Claire des Merveilles by Hermes
    -Eau de Neroli Dore by Hermes
    -Eau Parfumee Au The Vert Extreme by Bvlgari
  44. Re: Best orange (smell, not the colour) scent for men?

    +1 for Orange Sanguine by Atelier or Eau d'Orange Vert by Hermes

    Orange Sanguine lasts all day; Eau d'Orange Vert not so much.

    For a sweeter take on the top two, try:

    Clementine California...
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    Re: Looking for a fall/winter women's fragrance

    This is a good suggestion and can be had inexpensively.

    I also agree you should test:

    -Stash by SJP
    -Coco Noir by Chanel
    -Noir de Noir by Tom Ford
    -any version of Shalimar

    Adding:
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    The original Michael Kota for Women is extremely popular here in West Tennessee.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    An inexpensive fougere at the office yesterday. Not Brut...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    So far in the Iris Pass, I've been wowed by Iris Silver Mist, Irisss, and Iris Ganache.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    A bottle of Bvlgari Eau a Parfumee Au The Vert Extreme.

    Don't worry; I got a backup of this discontinued gem 69537from eBay.
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Ooh, Sea Roses, I really relate to wearing perfume to bring out the bitch in you at male-dominated meetings! I think you've got a good thread-starter there...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Ahhh! Ylang and I do get along, so that explains a lot! And yes, it does wear well.
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Zephyr- I don't get a lot of projection or length of fragrance wear in general. But also, there are two other possibilities here: 1) Temporary anosmia: they disappeared within minutes, so anosmia...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Iris Tincture 8%
    Orris Butter

    Side by side comparison today--

    Both are rooty and earthy. Tincture is more grassy, and butter is more wet earth. Tincture is more carroty. Both are gone too...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    I wore Apres L'Ondee this morning on one hand and Iris Silver Mist on the other.

    Apres L'Ondee really spoke to me this time. The first time I smelled it, it was all about violets and woods....
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    Re: First Post! A Frag for My Father

    Unfortunately not; I've been here only two years.



    It's been years since I've been to Knoxville, but I'm hoping to this year.
  56. Re: Is there any unscented body lotion developed/intended to increase the performance of fragrances?

    I also use Aveeno.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Angel again, wafting off of a woman pushing her cart past me at Aldi.
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    Barney's is my favorite!
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Iris Ganache opens sweet and violetty, as I imagine violet candies might be if eaten with white chocolate. It's rich and soft and sweet, without inducing a toothache.

    More later.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Lipstick Queen Jean Queen again

    Not sure why my images are coming in sideways and upside down...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Lipstick Queen Jean Queen to go with my Friday attire.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    You smell lovely, Puma. This one carries special memories for me.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil it is.

    That's a bummer that you don't have any, NCal!

    Sea Roses-- scent twins!
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    Re: Fragrances that smell unique

    Dirty Ginger by Heretic
    Cardinal by Heeley
    Afternoon of a Faun by ELDO
    Flower by Kenzo
    Pigment Brulant by L'Artisan
    Dune by Dior
    L'Eau du Navigateur by L'Artisan
    Like This by ELDO
    Chanel No....
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    They really do. And it's too bad, because the rainforesty incense aspect was intriguing. But a few hours and a nap later, I've recovered a bit. Though, not enough that I will brave more fragrance...
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    Re: First Post! A Frag for My Father

    I'm no help here in DIY, but since it's your first post, Keenan, welcome to Basenotes, and... small world!



    I live in Germantown! (And have family in Knoxville). The world gets smaller and...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Terre de L'Encens by Cloon Keene

    Top notes of "fresh masculine aquatic" + something rainforesty

    Heart notes of something floral + headache

    Base notes of incense sticks + "masculine woody...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2017

    I'm thinking Un Jardin Sur Le Nil for tomorrow. Plus, it's on my rotation list for this month and I have yet to wear it. Win-win.
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    Re: Day to night transition

    Typically fragrance doesn't last long enough on me to really worry about it. But I do like to have different concentrations me of certain scents. Or stronger/weaker flankers. So for ex., I might top...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Intrigue by Poppy King for Boots No. 7

    https://e-beautyshop.com/images/zoom/poppy-lipstick-5intriguepack.jpg
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    Re: A good vetiver for the autumn

    I think the Guerlain is more of a summer vetiver, personally. For autumn I'd use Sycomore or Vetiver Tonka.
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    I like the Le Labo Iris 39 drydown, too. Best part. Smoky, musky, woody... and a bit of patch.

    Testing Misia EDT for the first time. I've sniffed the EDP before passing my carded sample to a...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    I have some good recipes for quinoa, ClaireV. But the secret is chicken stock. Cook it like arborio rice.

    I understand how one's brain can run away creating stories with a scent. I'll have to wear...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Oh, no! You've done it again... My test list is once again about to grow! (I've only ever sniffed six of those you list.)
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    Re: Cartier Les Heures de Parfum

    That sounds amazing! I'll have to try it. I tried these before L'Heure Perdue was out.

    The ones at that time that stood out were L'Heure Promise and L'Heure Defendue. I got a decant of Promise...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Welcome, Claire! So glad to have you here!
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    epapsiou, I realize that your experience of Dzhongka was less than ideal, but your descriptions made me wish to try it.

    Therefore, I made a wild leap and applied it as my SOTD! (A wild leap...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    I don't get much lavender at all, if any. But true lavender is quite medicinal. I find Jersey to have much more lavender. Gris Clair has some similarities with Azzaro Pure Lavender (probably PL...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Following Zephyr's lead, here is my original review of the one of these I own 31 Rue Cambon EDT by Chanel :

    So gorgeous! This is my new favorite perfume! It's a really well-balanced fragrance, and...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    3rd sample is Gris Clair by Serge Lutens and I will definitely need more time with it. It begins with a blast of something I read as "masculine," which is both gray in color and staticky in texture....
  81. Re: Vintage perfumes you don't own, never tried and wish to put your hands on

    Guerlain Vega
    Guerlain Sous Le Vent
    Schiaparelli Shocking
    Dior Eau Fraiche
    Dior Dior
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Today testing Iris 39 by Le Labo:

    First whiff: Living, growing hybrid irises in a garden with violets, something green, and something... spicy? These irises are alive, but they are no fresh...
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    Re: Your favorite PATCHOULI-PLUS fragrance?

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts,

    While late to the party, I'll add my thoughts:

    -Coromandel (patch ad white chocolate)
    -L'Air du Desert Marocain by Andy Tauer (patchouli and spices)...
  84. Re: How would you rate your area for selection and variety?

    Yes! Trillian at Barney's is my absolute favorite!!! At Merz Palmer House, I love Renee.

    I live in Memphis, TN, which has horrid selection with only one bright spot: the Germantown Sephora, which...
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    Re: Guerlain Sampling

    I'll just throw in my two cents:

    1) Aqua Allegoria Mandarine Basilic -- very pretty in the bottle, but on my skin smells like those orange slice-shaped candies.

    2) Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat --...
  86. Re: Which Chanel fragrances are worth owning for women that give off a classy mature elegant vibe 30

    They do!
  87. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time.

    Orris & Sandalwood by Jo Malone-- LOVE.
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    Re: Favorite Hot Weather Fragrances

    -Un Jardin Sur Le Nil
    -Diorella
    -Escale a Portofino
    -Cristalle Eau Verte
    -Eau de Shiso by Roger & Gallet

    On Mr. Kotori:
    -Tom Ford Neroli Portofino Acqua
    -Dior Homme Cologne
  89. Re: Something I've noticed...My top 10 isn't YOUR top 10 -

    It's mostly helpful for understanding your own evolving preferences. But once in awhile you find someone who really likes similar stuff, and you can get ideas.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Damsel by It Cosmetics. A rare repurchase.
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    Re: Top 2 rose scented colognes

    Seconding Portrait of a Lady-- it immediately came to mind.
  92. Re: Which Chanel fragrances are worth owning for women that give off a classy mature elegant vibe 30

    Yes! All of them-- this is what I had planned to say! I am a 30-something, and my favorites are:

    -31 Rue Cambon
    -No. 5 L'Eau
    -Cristalle Eau Verte
    -Eau de Cologne
    -Beige
    -Coromandel

    (I own...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    Love your description of 31 Rue. I really agree about the pink/light brown soft leather quality. I usually wear it when I wear tan or black. (I rarely have agreement with other synaesthetes.) 31 Rue...
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    Re: Iris Sample Pass

    I just got back from a short weekend trip and came home to find my package waiting for me-- leak-free! I am overwhelmed with all the loveliness here. I started with Orris & Sandalwood tonight. ...
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    Re: Recommendations for a teenager

    From this list I vote Bleu.

    Adding:

    -Allure Homme Edition Blanche by Chanel
    -Gentleman Only Play by Givenchy
    -Dior Homme Cologne
    -Dior Homme L'Eau
    -Polo Blue
    -Terre de Hermes Tres Fraiche
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    Re: most worn June 2017

    2x each:

    Beige
    Cheap & Chic I Love Love
    Cristalle Eau Verte
    Eau Belle
    Gieffeffe
    Hanae Mori
    Infusion d'Iris
    No. 5 L'Eau
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    Re: Suggestion for a powdery, "sweet" fragrance.

    Chloe Love Story Sensuelle seems to have a heliotrope focus. Two other heliotropes she might enjoy are:

    -Heliotrope by Etro
    -L'Eau d'Hiver by Frederic Malle

    Dior Homme & co. have an iris...
  98. Re: Has a fragrance ever literally made you nauseous?

    Fragrance in general made me sick during both pregnancies, unless it was a tea scent.

    Also, Fracas.
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    Re: New and need some good options

    -Tommy Bahama Set Sail St. Bart's is inexpensive and smells good-- not too strong.
    -Versace Pour Homme is really solid. My husband gets compliments on it.
    -Dior Sauvage is a pleaser.
    -Dior Homme...
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    Re: Perfume for a 24 year old?

    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil smells great in the heat and I think it's great for work or play. It's a bit tropical.

    I live in Memphis, and it's mostly warm here, too. Here are a few things that are...
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