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  1. Re: Need help with L'Occitane. Please tell me your faves - and why!

    I was in a L'Occitane store two weeks ago and I sprayed pretty much all of their perfumes. I remember really liking Eau d'Iparie (a bit incensy if I remember correctly), Notre Flore Myrte...
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    Re: SotD Friday 10 July

    Yesterday it was back to the mall with me, and my SotE ended up being Jo Malone's Pomegranate Noir and Dark Amber & Ginger Lily (separately, not layered). I liked them both, but I really loved the...
  3. Re: Anybody read Tarot cards? Look at these new D&G Fragrances...

    I smelled them all today at Nordstrom's. I wasn't too excited about them either, pretty generic for the most part. L'Imperatrice (the Empress) is a fruity, girly thing; didn't seem at all fitting. ...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 8 July

    Update: My SotE ended up being Serge Lutens Santal Blanc, from a real-life tester, yes, a SL tester right here in Michigan. Many of them, in fact. I might have to spend lots more time in the...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 8 July

    No SotD for me yet -- I've been out digging. I got off work sooner than expected and I'm heading out to Somerset mall in Detroit, MI to see what kind of fragrant trouble I can stir up. Anyone...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 7 July

    Friday - Bulgari Black
    Saturday - Philosykos. I'm just in love with Premier Figuier Extreme, so I may as well give up on the other figs, lol. But this is lovely.
    Sunday - Burberry Brit. I hadn't...
  7. Thread: Detroit, MI

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    Re: Detroit, MI

    I'm also wondering, if you could only go to one or two of the following stores at Somerset, which would you pick? Bluemercury, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, or Saks? Which one has the best selection of...
  8. Thread: Detroit, MI

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    Re: Detroit, MI

    Has anyone been to the Bluemercury at Somerset recently? I was just looking through their website and I did not see any Serge Lutens. Do they still carry the Lutens line?
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    Re: S o t D Thursday 2 July

    Ava Luxe No. 23 for me again today. I'm off for a long Fourth of July weekend, hurray!

    Have a wonderful evening everyone!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 1 July

    Today I'm smelling lovely in Ava Luxe No. 23. Big relief after yesterday!

    Happy Wednesday to all!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30 June

    Saturday I tested Ava Luxe's Figuer alongside Premier Figuier Extreme. Still craving the PFE, but for $26, Figuer might well tide me over for a while.

    Sunday was more Figuer, mingled with...
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    Re: SotD Friday 26 June

    Jo Malone Wild Fig & Cassis for me today. Another very nice fig to go on my list of potential full-bottle purchases. I will buy a fig, but only one, and I'm having such difficulty deciding which...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 25 June

    My but it is HOT here in MI! In the 90s for the past couple of days. Yesterday I decided to give TDC's Osmanthus a second shot at impressing me, but it did not succeed. When I got home to my...
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    Re: What are the top 5 on your wish list?

    I actually only have 5 on my wish list right now:

    1. Rose 31! I'm participating in a split on this one and we still need 4 people. If any of you are interested, please check out the sales forum...
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    Re: S o t D Tuesday 23 june

    Hi everyone! A recap of the last few days:

    On Saturday I subjected Gucci by Gucci to a trial by fire -- I wore it at the jazz festival in 85-degree heat (humid too!) and then as if that wasn't...
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    Re: SotD Friday 19 June -09

    Yesterday I wore Midnight Poison. A second chance to make up for my disgust with all things Poison that I've realized stems solely from my extreme disappointment with Hypnotic Poison. Midnight is...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 17 June

    I'm sampling Tauer's L'Air du Desert Marocain today! I like it a lot -- better than the Messe de Minuit from yesterday. I do wonder if I might like it even more on my boyfriend, however.
    ...
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    Re: Something Old & Something New...

    Oldest: Burberry for Women (1995)
    Newest: Estee Lauder Sensuous (2008)

    Not a great range, but then I only own 8 fragrances so far :p
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 16 June

    I'm sampling Etro's Messe de Minuit today. It's very interesting! I'm not Catholic, so I don't have these sense memories of incense in churches that some of the reviewers have mentioned. To me,...
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    Re: SotD Monday 15 June

    My boyfriend had the same reaction. He said it smelled like baby poo!
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    Re: SotD Monday 15 June

    Saturday: Satellite's Padparadscha. My boyfriend said it smelled very "me," confirming my own suspicions. ;)
    Sunday: Bulgari's Jasmin Noir. I'm really back and forth on this one. I don't think I...
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    Re: What Has Struck You Lately?

    I've just today been surprised by Bulgari's Jasmin Noir. I got a sample of it from Sephora probably a couple of months ago. I tried it on and it seemed so sheer, almost non-existent. My boyfriend...
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    Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    I ordered No. 23 from Ava Luxe. I can't wait to get it! I also ordered some Gucci Envy for my boyfriend because it smells ridiculously good on him!
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    Re: How do you layer fragrances?

    Hi guys!

    Thanks, jasonx, for bringing this up. This is a question I've been wondering about for a while actually. When you spray one fragrance on top of the other, does it make a difference...
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    Re: Ava Luxe Appreciation!

    Oooh, now I'm even more excited to get my No. 23! I wonder what she'll pick out for me to try... Do you suppose she bases it on what you've bought, or just whatever she has lying around?
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    Re: Ava Luxe Appreciation!

    I've tried:

    No. 23 (see below :D)
    Love's True Bluish Light (thanks Asha!) -- a bit too sweet and girly for me.
    Figue Noir, from TPC's fig sampler pack -- it wasn't a fig as I've come to love...
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    Re: SotD Friday 12 June

    Just one spritz from my sample of Satellite's Padparadscha today. It's really nice and feels very "me." I can't wait to give it a better try.

    I just looked back through my first recommendations...
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    Re: Wednesday 10 June-09

    I'm sampling Le Labo's Rose 31 today. Yesterday I experienced a rose I actually liked (Paestum Rose), but today I am even more surprised and gratified to find a rose I might actually love! ...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9 June

    I'm sampling Paestum Rose today. A rose I actually like! It's very woody... cedary perhaps? Still it's a bit too "pink" to go on my wish list. But I don't regret giving it a full wearing. It's...
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    Re: SotD Monday 8 June

    Hello all! Hope everyone had a great weekend. A very happy birthday to Asha and everyone else who celebrated over the weekend.

    SotD Saturday was Bulgari Black. I put on some Black Orchid in the...
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    Re: SotD Friday 5 June

    Today I'm wearing Ava Luxe No. 23 from a sample. After loving Tam Dao so much, and seeing how much love No. 23 gets from all of you, I just had to try it! And, of course, it is wonderful and very...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 June

    Victoria's Secret 88 today. I'm sad this is discontinued. I thought I'd found the perfect replacement for it in Givenchy's Organza Indecence, but though I love OI just as much, and it is arguably...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 2 June

    Burberry for Women today. Might add some Dior Homme later!

    Update: I did indeed try on some Dior Homme. It's not really that similar to the Burberry. It is very powdery and feminine though! ...
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    Re: SotD Monday 1 June

    Today I'm not wearing anything just yet (maybe this evening; I'll update later).

    Yesterday, though, I wore Gucci's Envy for Men from my boyfriend's Sephora sample to see if, given a full...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 30 May 2009

    Today is cool and cloudy, and I was in the mood for the cozy, comforting, yet still elegant Organza Indecence. I love this stuff. I layered some Tam Dao lotion under it (from a sample), which seems...
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    Re: SotD Friday 29th May (TGIF!)

    I'm wearing L'Ombre dans L'Eau today, from a sample. I don't know what to think! (Other than that I was pretty brave to wear this for a full day at work!) There is a persistent bright, fruity note...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 27 May

    Happy birthday to the three celebrants! Hope everyone is having a great day!

    Today I am wearing Diptyque's Eau de Lierre, from a sample. It's nice! Very green and fresh. But why do all of...
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    Re: New game -- spell notes based on your name

    R osewood
    E lemi
    M usk

    D ates/dried fruit
    R um
    E bony wood
    A mbergris
    M yrrh
    S andalwood
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 27 May

    Happy Birthday to those who are celebrating, and Happy Wednesday to all!

    This evening I am testing out Midnight Poison and Hypnotic Poison. I like Midnight better than Hypnotic (quite a bit...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, May 26, 2009

    I have the EdP. No longevity issues here! It lasts most of the day and I really like it. It's rich and warm and a bit peppery but creamy at the same time. I've never tried the EdT, but I'd...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, May 26, 2009

    Saturday - Sensuous
    Sunday - Infusion d'Iris from a sample. Not at all impressive on me. Very subtle and fleeting, and what I can smell is mostly like baby powder. Much better on paper, actually....
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    Re: SotD Friday 22 May

    Bulgari Black for me today. Yay for Fridays! Have a great weekend everyone.
  43. Re: Your favorite fragrance (for men) of Burberry

    Hi Ody -- definitely piney Christmas tree notes. On my boyfriend (as I recall; it's been a while since we sampled it) there's a very long, very distinct stage where we both thought he smelled just...
  44. Is there anything good in Ann Arbor, MI?

    Hi everyone! I'll be in Ann Arbor this Saturday, and I'm wondering if there are any perfume shops I should check out while I'm there. I'll go to the Sephora for sure (Ann Arbor is the closest city...
  45. Re: Your favorite fragrance (for men) of Burberry

    Hi guys! It;s my first post over here on the men's side, hope you don't mind! Anyway, my boyfriend and I love Burberry London. It's very sexy on him, a warm, cozy, subtly spicy, piney scent that...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 20 May

    Today I'm experiencing Tam Dao for the first time! It's GORGEOUS! Is it just me though, or does it fade away pretty quickly?

    Happy Wednesday everyone!
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    Re: May 2009 ~ Purchases!

    While grocery shopping tonight I came across some Coty Wild Musk perfume oil, and since I'd "listened in" on some of you praising it effusively in some thread or other, I decided to grab it. Hey,...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 19 May-09

    Today I'm wearing Gucci By Gucci, from a sample. It's very similar to Narciso Rodriguez for Her, but I think I like it better. It's milder. The NR gets a bit pungent on me. A coworker mentioned...
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    Re: SotD Monday 18 May

    Today I'm just testing samples. Saturday was Black Orchid, and Sunday was Sensuous.

    Have a great evening everyone!
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    Re: Premier Figuier/Premier Figuier Extreme

    Hi Lessa! I'm in love with Premier Figuier and Premier Figuier Extreme. I know I want a full bottle of one of them, but I can't for the life of me decide which! And this is after decanting both...
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    Re: SOTD Friday, May 15, 2009

    Happy happy birthday to the kind and generous Musse! I hope it is a wonderful day for you!

    All the talk about Burberry of late has me wearing the original Burberry for Women today.

    Have a...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 13 May

    I'm in Bulgari Black today and I'm back to smelling like myself, yay!

    Have a great day everyone!
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    Re: 30 Roses' Spring Cleaning Giveaways USA only

    I'm sending a PM about Batch 2. What a generous offer!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 12 May

    Glad to hear it's not just me! Happy birthday to your daughter -- she's at a really fun age!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 12 May

    Today I'm wearing Gucci's Envy, from a sample (thanks Musse!!). Unfortunately, we do not get on well. I smell like shampoo! What a pity after all the great reviews...

    SotD Saturday was...
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    Re: Burberry Fragrances

    The only one I like is the original Burberry for Women, as described by the two posters above. It's full and round and very cozy and sensual, a hint of peaches and sweetness but not at all foody to...
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    Re: SotD Friday 8 May

    Dolce Vita for me, from a sample. Can't decide whether I like this or Feminite du Bois better!

    Have a great weekend everyone!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 7 May

    Today I'm testing out Narciso Rodriguez for Her, thanks to a generous sample from Musse! It's nice, and something about it is reminding me of C&S No. 88... I think both of them remind me of unburned...
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    Re: Jicky Question

    I'm pretty sure it is castoreum in Dzing! and it's strangely intoxicating, although I don't find it to smell like horse droppings at all. In fact I think I might be hyposmic to these animalics,...
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    Re: Best way of going through samples

    Wow, that's a great deal! Where did you order them? Do you know what fragrances you're getting, or is it all a surprise?

    I'd agree that 4 at a time is probably the maximum to get a good feel for...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 5 May

    Today I'm trying to decide how I feel about Crystal Noir, from a mini I bought this weekend. It's nice, but I'm not sure it's me.

    Have a great day everyone!
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    Re: S o t D Friday May 1st.

    Happy May Day to all! I am wearing Organza Indecence (and I know that is spelled wrong -- I just wish I could figure out how to do accents on my laptop!)
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    Re: Help in prioritizing

    I've never smelled any of the fragrances you listed, but my question is, have you? Which do you like best? They all seem like really good deals, but none of them would be a good buy if you didn't...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 29 April

    Today I'm wearing Sensuous, thanks very much indeed to Musse. Musse, I was so sorry to hear about your cat. Hugs to you!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 25 April

    I'm in Feminite du Bois today (thanks to a sample from Arwen!) and hoping not to get rained out of my picnic plans. Have a great day everyone!
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    Re: Adventures in designer land...

    Asha, thanks for that comment about Shalimar. I think my sample from Sephora must be the EdT, because it does smell just like baby wipes! I was so disappointed. I really must try to sample the...
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    Re: Sampling strategy

    Thanks to everyone for the great advice and suggestions!



    Right now I'm really enjoying my Organza Indecence and Bulgari Black, and Tom Ford's Black Orchid for evenings out (I have a sample...
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    Re: Tuesday 21 April-09

    Hi everyone! Can I play too? I don't usually wear perfume to work (I'm an archaeologist and work in a lab in jeans and t-shirts; it just doesn't seem the thing) but today I felt nostalgic for the...
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    Sampling strategy

    Hi again!

    I'm at a loss here and I'm hoping some of you will be able to help me make up my mind. I started sampling with L'Artisan Parfumeur because it seemed like an easy and cost-effective way...
  70. Re: something that smells like Sensuous but lasts more thatn 5 min?

    Hi Rachel,

    You and I may have similar tastes, because I love Sensuous too. However, I'd say we have very different body chemistry because Sensuous lasts forever on me, so take my suggestion with...
  71. Thread: L'Artisan

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    Re: L'Artisan

    Hi everyone! This is my first post on this board (I've been posting a little on Just Starting Out). I hope you don't mind me jumping in on an oldish thread.

    I've sampled many of the L'Artisan...
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    Re: Vanilla WHAT?

    I was playing around one day and actually put some vanilla extract for baking on my skin, and it smelled pretty darn good! Not too terribly foody, and more complex than I expected. Of course it...
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    Re: What is the #1 Frag a woman should own?

    Hmm. I think it must have been the EdT. I will try to sample the EdP before giving up on it. Thanks!
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    Re: What is the #1 Frag a woman should own?

    Shalimar is not splendidly gorgeous on me. In fact it's quite hideous! I was very disappointed as I had so wanted to love it, and it seemed right up my alley according to the reviews. I got a...
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    Re: The "controversial" fragrances

    My goodness but I've started a monster thread here! Thanks so much for all the interesting conversation and recommendations. I've compiled a list of 52 fragrances to try! :eek: My next task is to...
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    Re: The "controversial" fragrances

    Galamb_Borong, thanks for the interesting list. I'm running out the door at the moment but I will have fun researching those later! I just wanted to ask if it is possible to get samples of...
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    Re: The "controversial" fragrances

    Thanks to everyone for all the excellent discussion so far! I was wondering if anyone has tried any of the Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab fragrances. Are they really as Gothic horror as they make them...
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    Re: The "controversial" fragrances

    Thanks for the list, Vibert. I was glad to see you mention Tubreuse Criminelle; it's one that had slipped my mind. I've been rather intrigued by tuberose based on what I've read. In that vein,...
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    Re: The "controversial" fragrances

    TwoRoads, thank you for the excellent list. I had lots of fun looking them all up and reading the reviews last night, and I've added most of them to my list. As an aside, I've tried Dzongkha. I...
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    The "controversial" fragrances

    Hi again,

    I've been sampling, sniffing, spraying, and meanwhile reading tons of reviews! I've gotten two sets of L'Artisan samples already and can I just say YUM to Premier Figuier and Premier...
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    Re: A newbie with a few questions

    I've been curious about layering too. When you layer two fragrances on your skin, how do you decide which one to spray first? Would the bottom one or the top one be stronger? And do you let the...
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    Re: A newbie with a few questions

    Case study: Years ago, I obtained a small sample vial of CK Eternity. I wore it for several weeks by dabbing it on my skin, and I loved the way it smelled on me. When my sample finally ran out, I...
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    Re: "His and hers" fragrances

    Ha! I had actually thought about that, since I do like it so much. I'll have to try it on and see how it feels on me. I'm not sure if it will be too masculine, but there's only one way to find...
  84. A "summery" fragrance for someone who loves "wintery" fragrances

    Sorry to post two threads at once, but I had such different topics running through my mind that I didn't feel they belonged in the same post.

    I've been wondering about whether I should look for a...
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    "His and hers" fragrances

    I have several questions about this:

    1. How similar can one expect the men's and women's version of the same scent to be? Is there a general rule? Will they have similar notes, a similar "feel"?...
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    Re: Curious to get fragrance recommendations

    Update: I've fallen in love with Bulgari Black! I tracked it down in the men's section, sniffed it, sprayed it on a card, immediately sprayed it on my forearm and could not take my nose away from...
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    Re: Curious to get fragrance recommendations

    Good to know! Thanks for the info. How do you like it?

    R
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    Re: Curious to get fragrance recommendations

    You are all so obliging! I really do appreciate it. And I shall indeed keep you posted as I continue my journey and learn my tastes better.

    R
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    Re: Curious to get fragrance recommendations

    Hi again. I have amassed quite a list of fragrances that I'd like to smell, thanks in large part to your excellent recommendations. I was wondering if you can help me separate out the ones that are...
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    Re: Curious to get fragrance recommendations

    Thanks everyone for the interesting recommendations so far! Odysseum, I've been curious about oud. Can you describe it a bit more? I've read that it can be very pungent and medicinal, and that...
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    Curious to get fragrance recommendations

    Hi all, I'm new here but I have read around the site quite a bit and am so impressed with the level of expertise to be found here. I'd love to get your recommendations for new fragrances for me to...
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