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  1. Re: Gothc scents without smelling like a "musty old" basement..?

    I'd go with Anna Sui's original scent. A gothic black and purple gorgeous bottle with the smell of wine & roses.
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    Re: Smells like baby powder?!!?...

    I get that in a lot of drydowns. Chanel No. 5, Shalimar, Emeraude...
  3. Re: Long-lasting alternative to La Chasse aux Papillions?

    I have the same problem and I love La Chasse. Unfortunately, I haven't found another scent that smells similar(I've tried ALL the suggestions). My next course of action is trying the scented creme...
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    Re: A Sweet CREED

    Try Bond No. 9 fragrances, similar in fashion to Creed but have more along the line of the gourmand 'sweet' you're looking for. Gorgeous bottles too! You can test them from beautycafe.com(they have a...
  5. Re: A Lovely Article on Parfums de Rosine (with ph

    The Rosine line has the most gorgeous Rose scents. I thought all rose perfumes were 'old lady' until I stumbled across the Rosines. Gorgeous, they are!
  6. Re: Anyone familiar with TerraNova scents?

    I just bought TerraNova Tuberose Essence and it smells like Marc Jacobs to me. :'(
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    Re: This Mitsouko thing

    Mitsouko is one fragrance that intimidates the heck out of me. Haven't ever tried it because it sounds like a force to be reckoned with. In a book I'm currently reading it mentions that these...
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    Re: Sniffapalooza Weekend in NYC

    Completely green with jealousy. *You lucky bunch of people! *That sounds much better to me than some silly spa retreat.
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    Re: What next?

    I like the jasmine note in calycanthus *;)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19 April

    I'm going scentless today(gasp). Spring is here and my allergies are really bothering my sinuses. I might put on a little something before bed if it clears up or if I get a sample in the mail. I just...
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    Re: New: KISS fragrance duo.

    I'm not even sure if Kiss fans will buy these. Probably only those that have little 'shrines' devoted to Kiss in their homes. It makes me kinda sad that they're even putting out a fragrance. :( I...
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    Re: Vermont Country Store

    They sent me their catalog once, it was wonderful to browse through. It's like a beauty time machine.
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    Re: Places des Lices Pivoine

    Everytime I hear about it, it sounds so nice and soft that I want to try it. I tried Blue Q's peony scent because I heard it was similar but HATED it. Peonies are my favorite flower so I'd still like...
  14. Re: Best deodorant that's clear and without scent?

    Thank you for the recommendation, I have to admit that I haven't tried Avon. I mentioned it to my sister and she said 'ohhh, order me one too while you're at it' So, looks like we'll both be giving...
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    Re: Found a new favourite mascara!

    That's wonderful! It's awesome when you find the mascara that works for you. I have a horrible time with mascaras smudging above my eyelid. I have pale skin that stains easy. I just tried the new...
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    Re: Silver Mountain Water gender vote

    I didn't really find anything feminine about it but that's just me. I think it's because it's not overly sweet.
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    Re: Recommend fragrance for boyfriend?

    I HIGHLY recommend Marc Jacobs men. It dries down to the nicest scent. I've read that other women have stopped someone to find out what a guy was wearing and this was it. It also has a nice, simple...
  18. Best deodorant that's clear and without scent?

    I can't seem to find a deodorant that really works(and I don't even do anything that would cause me to perspire, I'm just talking getting a little moist from the spring/summer sun). I'd like...
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    Re: Child perfume - anyone tried it?

    Child is a very clean tropical musky scent to me, and since it's an oil it lasts practically forever. A little bit goes a long way. It's actually very nice and doesn't really smell like anything else...
  20. Re: Any truth to these statements? Studying w/scen

    My sister used to wear a fruity happy scent for any important tests(for good luck and lifting her spirits). I'm one of those people who can't wear foody scents...they make me terribly hungry. I love...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 15 April

    Spring Flower today, almost out of my decant.
  22. Re: Which do you spend more: Time or Money?

    Time...
    I don't have a lot of money so the majority of money that I spend on fragrances is just for samples/decants. After I've tried them, I list them as a collective lot on ebay to recoup some of...
  23. Re: gift for a friend, similar to pleasures intens

    Any particular reason you don't want to just buy her Pleasures Intense? You can buy it really discounted on many of the fragrance sites. I like PI. There's not really anything to me that smells...
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    Re: 60 Year Old Mothers Day Fragrance

    I would suggest:
    Antonias Flowers
    L'artisan Drole De Rose
    L'artisan Papillons
    Chanel Gardenia
    Chanel No. 5
    Shalimar Light(I think this would be a really nice one for her)
    Diptyque L'ombre...
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    Re: I got a Pleasures addiction.

    I've always thought Pleasures Intense was a wonderful floral. I'm surprised more people don't enjoy it. I think EL has gotten a bad name with their heavy older fragrances. You just don't think of EL...
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    Re: In praise of Luckyscent

    I love the CS at Luckyscent. They've always treated me right and I believe they go above and beyond a regular store. Plus they've always offered those hard to find fragrances.
  27. Thread: Madonna.

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    Re: Madonna.

    I know of over 20 fragrances Madonna has professed to loving(inlcuding the one she orders in bulk and another her good friends Trudy & Sting had made for her) ;) PM me if you'd like exact information...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 8 April

    Wearing Spring Flower and a sample of Violetta Di Parma on top of my right hand.
  29. Re: What scent has given you most compliments?

    I've gotten quite a few compliments on Sui Dreams and La Chasse Aux Papillons(when freshly applied).
  30. Re: Gianfranco Ferre 1984-orange blossom?

    Is this the one with tuberose? I remember trying it after David Letterman told a gues that she was the best smelling guest he'd ever had on(and she was wearing it). I found it too heavy for my taste....
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    Re: Nanette Lapore Shangai Butterfly

    Someone on MUA just bought a bottle and really liked it. I have to try anything with the word Butterfly in the title, so I'm looking forward to giving it a sniff. I also want to try Jill Stuarts...
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    Re: Iris Nobile

    It is a nice fragrance. It's not quite as sweet or floral as La Chasse, it reminds me more of the softer clean florals like Fleurissimo. I think Iris Nobile would be perfect for someone who's a...
  33. Thread: AG Songe?

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    Re: AG Songe?

    I got a little mad because it lists jasmine as a note when really, after the drydown, there's not a single floral touch anywhere. It's spicy/vanilla/woody. In other words, I HATED it. Someone...
  34. Re: Your recommendations for soft, soft floral ple

    Found it, Visari fragrances are soft and floral...also throwing in Annicks Quel Amour...it always reminded me of a soft peony scent but on me a tad powdery however, it might not be on you.
  35. Re: Your recommendations for soft, soft floral ple

    Have you tried Baby Rose Jeans? It might be a little too sweet, but it's very soft. Blue Q's Dirty Girl is a soft lily scent, their Miso Pretty is a peony scent(but it soured on my oh so weird body...
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    Re: Don't you just hate it when...

    Yes! That happens when I'm sampling and I think ooooh, this is just so not working on me halfway through the day. I can't wait till I get home to wash it off and usually end up taking a whole bath to...
  37. Re: "Recommended for evening wear" - do you listen

    I'm a SAHM so I don't have any 'evenings' to wear something special so every fragrance has to be all purpose. Heck, I spritzed on Spring Flower right before bed.
  38. Re: "Just got out of the shower" scented perfumes

    Amazing Grace, Banana Republic W, Clear Skies by Bare Escentuals, Davies Gate White Clover(I think I've heard this one is a clean smell). Of course the Clean fragrance line by D'lish.
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    Re: Diana Vreeland's Signature Scent(s)

    Yes, she said that Chanel No. 5 is the ideal scent for a woman and that no one has gone beyond it. That's pretty high praise for a scent. That's something you'd say about a 'signature' scent rather...
  40. Re: SotD Wednesday 8 March, International Women's

    Well, I did have on Songes by Annick Goutal. I had anticipated a floral based fragrance based on the notes but GAHHH.... it's a spicy muddled mess. Alas, no amount of scrubbing will remove it..it's...
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    Re: Recent purchases

    I just bought the most gorgeous dark brown suede zip, calf high boots. Nice chunky high heel too. I found them for $70 off!
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    Re: do women like jasmine scents?

    Airy fresh jasmine yes, right now it is very popular.
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    Re: CSP Matin Calin

    It smells like sweetened condensed milk to me, absolutely yummy.
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    Re: thumbs down to lartisan parfumeur

    Don't apologize because you don't like a fragrance line, everyone is entitled to their own opinion. There are quite a few 'lines' I just don't get. L'artisan though, I think has gorgeous scents but...
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    Re: Missoni fragrance

    There's a scent strip in Vogue March issue also an article about the creation. It's really pretty.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 23 February

    La Chasse Aux Papillons ~ applied liberally
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    Re: Success stories

    Right now my sister is coveting Chantecaille Frangipane because I keep gifting her with decants, my sil is wearing Philosophy Falling In Love because she liked my Trish 9 and when Philosophy had...
  48. Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    I met my soulmate when I was 17, not too many bald 17 year olds then :) Plus, you grow as you get older. I've been married 15 years this year and while my husband isn't completely bald, I just think...
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    Re: earring(s) on a guy

    Earrings can be quite attractive on a guy. When they go overboard(I guess the same can be said of any body art) it becomes distracting though.
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    Re: Would you refuse Angel?

    Yes, it was most definately Angel. It was right after it came out so it was very easy to recognize. I don't know what it is about certain scents. I have a very sensitive system and every now and then...
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    Re: Blackheads...please help

    Queen Helens Mint Julip mask...remember to exfoliate too.
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    Re: Best scent for the groom for a wedding?

    Marc Jacobs for men(yum) and if the woman likes gardenia then the matching scent for women(I love when couples match their scents)...If she doesn't like gardenia then La Chasse Aux Papillons because...
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    Re: Have you found "the one" yet?

    Yes I have...so why do I continue to sample and search? Because every month they come out with something new and I read a rave about it and think 'oooh, maybe it's better than THE ONE'. Sadly, I end...
  54. Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Honestly, bald is SEXY. Shave that hair off. Embrace your inner sex symbol and feel more confident than you did with hair. My husband is losing his and I've tried to tell him, that baseball cap isn't...
  55. Re: Just for fun...fragrances with colors for name

    Wow, I'm impressed, there's quite a few I've never even heard of!
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    Re: What is your favourite sunscreen?

    I've just been using Origins(I have very sensitive skin) and try to use a foundation with one too. I'm looking for a nice matte sunscreen for breakout prone skin so I'm anxious to see if anyone rec's...
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    Re: L'Artisan Frags on EBAY

    Thanks! My last bottle of Papillons was from ebay, 3.4 oz 85% full for $60 odd dollars.
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    Re: Microdermabrasion anyone?

    I received a Mary Kay sample of a microdermabrasion kit(the grain stuff and then a nice lotion you put on after). It was wonderful. I used up my sample and when I get some extra money I just might...
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    Re: scents to chase the blahs

    The happiest fragrance I've ever tried:
    Coeur De Vahine!


    CSP Vanille Abricot usually lifts my spirits too(but unfortunately makes me crave sweets all day long)
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    Re: Would you refuse Angel?

    Actually, Angel is one of the fragrances I have a reaction to. I had to leave an aisle that someone was wearing it in. I felt physically ill.
  61. Re: Anyone know of a similar scent to Gloria, Cach

    I actually haven't tried Gloria but I see it rec'd whenever someone asks for an almond scent. I also see Toni Gard usually mentioned in the same thread so maybe check out that one.

    I went and...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 21 February

    I'm going to sample Pink Manhattan on one hand.
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    Re: Edith Piaf - Fragrance Question

    Also Bandit
  64. Re: Just for fun...fragrances with colors for name

    Asprey Purple Water
    Hermes eau d'orange verte
  65. Just for fun...fragrances with colors for names

    I was thinking that a lot of fragrance have a color in their name. I wondered how many we can think of. I'll start with three obvious ones:

    White Linen
    D&G Light Blue
    Pink Sugar
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    Re: Rube question # 382

    That's actually cute. I would have loved to see your face when you realized your mistake ;D


    I know I mispronounce a lot of fragrances, so bad that I'm afraid to ask for them in person or over...
  67. Re: Recs for a Sweet Soft almost child-like fragra

    Lots of wonderful suggestions. I'll be sure to check them out. Some of the powdery ones I've tried but my sister hates the smell of baby powder(I know, who could not like that?) So I'll focus on the...
  68. Re: Hair Loss: Finasteride (propecia) vs Dutasteri

    Just wanted to chime in and saw that Matthew McConaughey has been praising something he used to grow his hair back. I've seen it mentioned half a dozen time in the past year. I'd try the product he...
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    Re: what is niche perfumes?

    For me, it's a fragrance only found in boutiques made by a smallish company. Or even a company that only has a small amount of fragrances they release. I also think they have unusually pretty but not...
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    Re: Bulgari VdJasmine vs AG Le Jasmin

    I haven't tried Viole De Jasmin but I have tried AG le Jasmin. For some reason AG was very medicinal on me. My favorite in the jasmin realm is Chantecaille Le Jasmin. Very light, airy and pretty.
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    Re: Is there a 'best' brand of lipstick?

    I like Clinique's almost lipsticks. But I must say, I'm not a big fan of lipstick. I prefer lipstains if anything.
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    Re: Which Brand of Soap Do You Use?

    Ivory soap here, the one that floats....the only thing I can use on my sensitive skin.
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    Re: Help a guy!

    I like Marc Jacobs for men(that's my favorite), I've also enjoyed smelling Merchant Loup.
  74. Re: Please, no more vanilla perfumes! Suggestions.

    Calypso Mimosa or Child. Child is a real man magnet and no vanilla.
  75. Re: Your favorite fragrance info sites and blogs?

    Bois De Jasmin is a nice blog and she probably has links to other fragrance blogs on there. Also wanted to add that Chandler Burr has a website and so does Luca Turin does too so those would be nice...
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    Re: Taking A Break From Basenotes

    Hope things go smoothly for you. ;D Take Care!
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    Re: Similar Fragrances (Ladie's Choice)

    Calypso Mimosa
    Philosophy Baby Grace

    &

    Benefit Maybe Baby
    Antonias Floret
  78. Re: Recs for a Sweet Soft almost child-like fragra

    All very good suggestions, thank you I'll check them out. If anyone thinks of any more please feel free to add them.
  79. Re: Hanae Mori Butterfly...need to know more

    I like this fragrance, it dries down to a lovely almost gourmand scent. If you buy it, try one of the discount sites or ebay (that's where I've always purchased) and save yourself some money. Don't...
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    Re: How 2 smell like a superstar

    Hi, I don't read the mens board very often but I was told my site was on this thread:
    www.freewebs.com/celebrityfragrances

    Feel free to PM me if you need any special info. *I have a reference...
  81. Re: Recs for a Sweet Soft almost child-like fragra

    Forgot to add, no vanilla please and floral is ok.
  82. Recs for a Sweet Soft almost child-like fragrance

    I'm missing Burts Bees Apricot solid perfume. I begged them to make it into a spray version but instead, they discontinued it. Any suggestions for something similar or in the same line of scent?...
  83. Re: Just because I'm nosy.. and smelling really go

    I haven't found one that really 'works' on me yet but I keep trying. I think their bottles are absolutely beautiful. A nice collection of those on a vanity would be a conversation starter, definately.
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    Re: celebrity and perfumes

    cedriceccentric, your fragrance wardrobe is AMAZING.
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    Re: celebrity and perfumes

    I have a website but I don't believe I have that particular person. I will do some searching for you though.

    http://www.freewebs.com/celebrityfragrances/

    Helg does specialize in classics so...
  86. Re: What would you wear to the opera or ballet sho

    For Cirque du Soleil, CSP Les Enfants du Soleil would be the most excellent choice! Or whatever they've renamed it. A very cheerful fun scent.
  87. Re: What would you wear to the opera or ballet sho

    I only wear one real fragrance but just for the sake of the question, I think Pavlova would be excellent for a ballet or opera
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    Re: Ladies, do you wear men's scents?

    I've tried Le Male, Merchant Loup and Marc Jacobs for men. While they do smell nice, they just smell sooo much better on my husband. It must be a body chemistry thing.
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    Re: Carnival scents?

    Every time I wore CSP Vanille Abricot my husband would tell me I smelled like cotton candy. So, I'd definately wear that to a carnival.
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    Re: What have you tested lately?

    I tested Carnal Flower and Lys Mediteranee(I'm not sure I spelled that correctly). Didn't really care for either. The carnal flower is a nice tuberose but smells like a soliflore and I'd like more...
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    Re: Big news from L'Artisan.

    That's wonderful. They were just asking about this on another board, I'll pass on the info. L'artisan is my FAVORITE company.
  92. Re: AG's Songes: more about the notes.

    I've heard it's coming to the U.S., it'll just take a little longer. By then we'll all be pouncing on it(hopefully those who have access to it now will sell samples on ebay :) I'll keep my fingers...
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    Re: Are there any perfumes based on almonds?

    kewart, you can find Lea at Luckyscent.com and beautyhabit.com...both have sample programs so you can try it without buying a full bottle.
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    Re: Are there any perfumes based on almonds?

    Lea is almond & musk, absolutely wonderful
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    Re: What's your favorite pink lipstick?

    I like Revlon Pink in the afternoon, for a neutral more YLBB I like Benefit Flirt.
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    Re: Foundation for mature, oily skin? Help!

    I'm really liking Revlon Color Stay active. It has sunscreen, lasts all day, doesn't slide off .....or break me out. It's like a less expensive version of LM oil free IMHO.
  97. Re: 3 new fragrances by Marc Jacobs for Spring/sum

    His first fragrance was pure genius. I don't do gardenia but if I did this would be holy grail. Blush was just so so for a jasmine scent, I was a little let down. Can't wait to smell cotton and rain.
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    Re: Suggestions--Sweet, but Sexy

    A pefume that never failed to get me compliments is Sui Dreams, you might want to check that out. I've read it illicits comments when others wear it as well. I read about it on a message...
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    Re: White flower stand outs

    I think La Haie Fleurie is a gorgeous white floral. It smells like that wonderful mix that I get a whiff of when I open my perfume sample drawer.
  100. Re: Too good to be true (but it is!) lip balm

    I'll definately check these out. My sister is addicted to lipbalm and every year I buy her a bunch and wrap it with ribbon. Usually I'll buy between 20-30. She LOVES it. She's in pharmacy school...
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