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  1. Re: Help! Can you tell me what perfume is this by the bottle?

    This is my best guess:

    https://i.notino.com/view/avon/avofemw_ddsp20_04__20.jpg
  2. Re: Help! Can you tell me what perfume is this by the bottle?

    Looks like one of Avon’s perfume deodorant bottles with the label removed. Is the juice pinkish?
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    Ahhh... another person who enjoys Mitsouko in the heat! I find she really opens up in the summer. Enjoy!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Cologne Sologne, from a sample
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    Re: Chasing Magnolias

    As for me, I occasionally sneak into neighbors’ front yards during my evening walks and nab a low-hanging blossom like this one. Don’t judge me.
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I’m not a rose person, but I thought Ash & Rose smelled great!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    Infusion d’Iris is often a comfort to me, too.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    https://m.neos1911.com/P/D/%7BB4565A6E-37F1-4DA6-A114-7826AD146E81%7D/FREDERIC-MALLE-Eau-de-Magnolia-Perfume-30-ml.jpg
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I am wearing this oil today. It’s not in the directory.
  10. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    Enjoy! It’s one of my favorite great moments on Basenotes. Once we actually started the pass, that is.



    I believe an apology is in order.
  11. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    For further reading, in case you missed it:

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/434725-Iris-Sample-Pass
  12. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    Is it pretty obvious? ;)



    Come with me
    And you’ll be
    In a world
    Of pure imagination
  13. Thread: Monthly Samples

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    Re: Monthly Samples

    Angelique and Dryad are also really high quality.
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    Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    No, I haven’t. It sounds great— certainly right up your alley!
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    Re: Recommendation for my wife

    It’s hard to guess based on a few ideas, but here are my thoughts:

    Versace Black Crystal
    Bond No. 9 Perfumista
    Dior Le Colle Noire
    Bottega Venetta
    Hermès Galop
    Hermès Kelly Caleche
    Guerlain...
  16. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    Iris is my favorite note. My personal favorites are:

    Irisss (too rich for my blood at the moment)
    Infusion d’Iris Absolue (hard to get but a great value and gorgeous)
    No. 19 Poudre...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Same. I’ve lived in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Tennessee. Minnesota and Iowa are fairly reserved places. Minnesota has an especially wide physical space requirement between people, for example....
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    Re: Name Your Favorite Flanker of a Flanker!

    Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route du Mexique

    Parent: Shalimar
    Flanker: Shalimar Ode a la Vanille
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    But maybe it ages better...

    After about an hour, they are more similar. The EDP is stronger at this point, and... clearer; more translucent.

    On Beige and Basenoters:
    I think that white florals...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I do wear Beige! There aren’t too many of us here. :) I have a 75 ml of the EDT, and I tried to buy more in the 2016 reformulations, but I didn’t get lucky. My best friend is more of a Beige wearer...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Oh that’s interesting! I’m not in love with the EDP; are you saying that Beige gets better with age in general?
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Nice! Do you have more where that came from?
  23. Re: Current versions of fragrances in your collection

    There may have been some formulaic tweaks I don’t know about, but the following in my collection are available in this version at retail, to the best of my knowledge:

    Angelique Noire by Guerlain...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    https://i.pinimg.com/236x/de/89/f6/de89f641ce00876caab6ec5eaebebe29.jpg

    Happy Birthday Trilby!
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    Re: A question for women

    Maybe Salome or Bandit. I like Kouros.
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    Re: 'Tom Ford made it custom for me'

    I belly laughed.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    For this next Friday, I’m thinking to wear this:

    https://www.maquillalia.com/images/productos/tiki-tahiti-aceite-corporal-monoi-tiare-120ml-1-13032.jpg
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    That’s fair!
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    Re: Chasing Magnolias

    I appreciate it, mikeperez!
  30. Re: Mystery bottle fragrance I.D. help needed for a newbie.

    It looks like it could have also been Helena Rubenstein Emotion— same/similar bottles:

    https://piimages.parfumo.de/5/1/94094_c822df7124d5061a102d0f1807ed35e5_emotion_perfume.jpg

    - - - Updated -...
  31. Re: Mystery bottle fragrance I.D. help needed for a newbie.

    It looks like it’s an old bottle of Heaven Sent from when it was owned by Helena Rubenstein, not Dana.
    https://images.app.goo.gl/LDntjS9ttyFswj7K8

    Ok that link doesn’t work. Let me find another....
  32. Re: Mystery bottle fragrance I.D. help needed for a newbie.

    Welcome to Basenotes! It reminds me of a bottle of Heaven Sent by Dana. Maybe it was a special edition?
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    Re: Chasing Magnolias

    Commodity Magnolia

    I finally got a sample of this, as the company is closing. I remember it not being very noteworthy in-store the one other time I smelled it. It’s a soft, round magnolia with a...
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    I tend to be able to smell those from 30 ft away.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I totally agree about the baby smell with Diorella! When I first met Dior SA Hannah, she let me smell all the reformulated Diors she had behind the counter (different store), and I took home samples...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    It is really light on me.
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    Re: Fragrance That Turned You Stalker

    It does! Even on people who didn’t put it on! It may not be the case with the current version, but in college I had to dance with a guy who wore it, and after each dance people wondered what I was...
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    Longer on clothes
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    It seems like mikeperez and I had a similar experience with it. I was a bit overwhelmed by her use of woody aromachemicals in this one, similarly to how I felt about Eau de Citron Noir. It’s nearly...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/375x500.1351.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

    I’m wearing La Chasse aux Papillions today. This used to give me a headache years ago, but not anymore. It’s blending well with my new frangipani monoi oil.
  42. Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    I will tend to wear it at least once the first week, and likely more often than anything else during the first 2 months.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I’m glad to know my version is a pretty good one. I know I enjoy it. I suppose I should have smelled the Diorella they were selling at Sak’s just to see. I’m about halfway down on my bottle.
    ...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    No. 19 Vintage Parfum

    So floral I almost don’t recognize it— round and smooth. I think there is orange blossom somewhere in there, or jasmine, holding it all together. I’ve never smelled it in the...
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    Re: Perfume that lasts all day (???)

    Opium by YSL
    Jungle L’Elephant by Kenzo
  46. Re: Thinking of going FRAGRANCE FREE this summer...

    In Memphis our summer temps and humidity are similar. I tend to do well with eau de cologne styles, too. Or fresh greens.

    My winners are:

    Escale a Portofino by Dior
    Eau Parfumee Au The Vert...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Thanks teardrop! You smell great! I think they only make that in body spray now.



    I appreciate the hug! Hugs back! I inherited those irises. I divided the white ones two years ago, but maybe I...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Your irises are beautiful! My periwinkle ones didn’t bloom this season; maybe they’re rootbound. But the white ones bloomed over a month ago and I miss them.

    I’m wearing Shalimar Eau Legere today...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Hey welcome to the party, PerfumedLady! Glad to have you! I’ve missed you!



    Hey, more guests to our party Cook.bot! Glad you’re enjoying vintage Diorella, mikeperez! I’m only a little...
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    Manny’s shoes are sweet!



    Thank you!



    Indeed, his jacket seems to be cramping his sizeable shoulders, and I’m sure I’d i were him, that would make me pretty upset. Now as for you, I...
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    Ha— I have a dress pretty much identical to this one. And animal prints are perfect for you— love those shoes.




    Schreiber is pretty hot.
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    But I’m not blonde:

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2714/9310/products/86252_1.JPG?v=1556233504
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    My thinking was that cumin was being used at the base of the reformulated Diorama in place of an earlier animalic. But it is entirely possible that after a long day of smelling, my nose became...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Yay! Hey, twin!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Nice. I’m glad you’re enjoying your purchase.

    I’m also in a slightly turned fruit accord today— Diorella— the scent of courage.
    ...
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    Re: Anyone else read this?

    Huh— no wonder I love old books!
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Elie Saab Neroli

    A peppery neroli with an ink-forward indolic note. There is also some spice in there. Maybe saffron. Maybe clove. A technicolor interpretation that does not lean too soapy or go...
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Bless her. I know something about that. PTSD and panic attacks are so debilitating.
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    Re: What's next to purchase on your wish list

    Great choices! I love both of them.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    I have a little mini that’s getting low. I’ll need to consider replacing it eventually. It’s such a great scent- mossy and spicy and floral and rich! It was really a standout of what I smelled on the...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    June
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    How did I never see this thread before? What a great Sunday afternoon diversion!

    I really enjoyed smelling these Diors in the modern versions with you all at our Chicago Meetup last week (Bavard,...
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    Re: What's next to purchase on your wish list

    Well, I just bought one from my list: Eau de Magnolia by Malle.

    Next, I’ll probably get a new citrus/neroli/cologne. I’m feeling either Eau de Fleurs de Cedrat by Guerlain or Eau de Neroli Dore by...
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    The oldest Egoiste I’ve sampled was 2008, so sadly not.

    I have some more reviews for you guys:

    Vol de Nuit Vintage

    This is a far cry from the current EDT of which I have a sample. That one...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    We had some spirited preaching in Memphis today, too. (I was raised as a holy roller.)

    Escale a Portofino again today. I’ve been on a kick.

    RHM, enjoy your Dioressence. I’ve been eyeing it.
  66. Re: Scents that are a dumb reach (whatever that means)

    Easy reach sounds better. My easy reaches are:

    Prada Infusion d’Iris
    Dior Escale a Portofino
    Bvlgari Eau Parfumee Au The Blanc/Verte
    Hanae Mori EDT
    Chanel No. 5 L’Eau
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    Re: Sample Pass: Rogue Perfumery

    Great news!
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    Re: Fragrances in the Eau Sauvage family?

    Dior Eau Fraiche
    Diorella
    Eau de Sud
    Quartz by Molyneux
    Eau Fivole by Fragonard (rare)
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    Re: Most worn in May 2019

    May:

    4
    Eau Belle
    3
    Eau Claire des Merveilles
    Escale a Portofino
    2
    Beige EDT
    Cristalle Eau Verte
  70. Poll: Re: Which Chanel As A Gift? (Please Vote To Help Out)

    She sounds like a No.19 Poudre woman to me!
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    It looked like palette knife work.
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Oh my... I can see this is eventually going to cost me some money...

    Btw, Basenoters, I just got back in from my travels (including the meetup) last night, so I should be able to delve back into...
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    Re: Keeping skin and hair moisturized

    I like to mix a drop of marula oil into my moisturizer for this reason. I also rub a drop between my hands and then touch my hair if it’s feeling dry. If I’m using gel, I often use a hair lotion or...
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Ouch. You buying?
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    I think you may have just successfully encapsulated my entire sense of style! That’s kind of amazing.



    Pamplelune lasts hours. Not always as grapefruit though. By the end, it’s more of an...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    June

    1. Aqua Allegoria Pamplelune
    2. Diorella
    3. Dune
    4. Eau de Magnolia
    5. Escale a Portofino
    6. Infusion d’Iris
    7. Silk Blossom
    8. Sira des Indes
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    I’ve been thinking about vintage Bois des Iles, too. Hard to get. But for now I’ve just been casually exploring sandalwoods, as you saw. That Geo F. Trumper was pretty great. But I don’t have any...
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    At the moment, my favorite is 31 Rue Cambon EDT. I like the buttery jasmine blended with the introspective iris and somewhat ashy patchouli. Taken together, it smells beautiful and classy and...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    Both of my Mitsouko’s were/are 2005, and I’ve heard there are differences. I know mine were/are from before the great reformulation of 2007, but I’m not sure I’ve smelled the 90’s ones. I’m still...
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    It really did. As we walked down the street from Hermès to Watertower, I kept catching whiffs of Lutens and Hermès and Byredo. Especially Galop.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Thank you! And congrats on the Galop! Maybe for my birthday...



    Wish you were there!
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    Re: What do you guys think of PULP from BYREDO?

    I love it. There’s a lot of it to love. It tends to wear me, though, and not the other way around.
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    By wears, Infusion d’Iris by Prada. Also, it’s seasonless.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    I want it in my dining room.
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    Sounds like a winner month!
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    Nice lineup. Oooh, you have the vintage Cuir de Russie edt. Nice. How old is your Mitsouko? Which one is the cute little etoile bottle?
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Sounds like you and Jules really soaked up the city! I saw the Chicago cast two years ago, but never saw New York’s, so I can’t compare, but I think our Hamilton was the understudy. It was all I...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 27th May, 2019

    Posting from the Fox River outside of Chicago where my Dad lives.

    Happy Belated Birthday, Q!

    Smelling like summer vacation in this standby:
    ...
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    Re: A fresh, clean, sparkling grapefruit please!

    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil? Grapefruit-mango-lotus, unisex, great lift and performance
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Meetup Moments

    Arriving to the CTA station just as my train pulled away, I arrived late to Merz and missed any introductions. Jux had sent me a note a couple of days earlier and I hadn’t responded...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    I didn’t know you bought the ELDO. Glad you liked it!
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Me, too. Now it’s time for Chanel, Nordstrom, and maybe a bit more time at Sak’s and Merz!

    (I wish)

    Now it’s time to go hang out with our parents in the suburbs.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Great shot!

    I had such a great time with you guys!
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    At the Chicago meetup today, I picked up the new 30 ml size of Eau de Magnolia by Frederic Malle.
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    Re: Your 2019 Fragrance Netto

    Wardrobe: -1
    Backups: 0 (-1, +1)
    Minis/Solids: -7

    (Bought one today)
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    That makes me wonder if the birch notes and the animalic notes decay at different rates.
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    I got about an hour out of it. It was pretty subtle; you’re right.

    Today I have Godet Cuir de Russie on one arm and a Qtip scraping from the inside of the empty Chanel Cuir de Russie vial on the...
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    Yay Dior! And I am not sure there is Chanel at our Barney’s— last time there was not... but there is a boutique. Excited to meet!
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    Re: May 25, 2019 • Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up

    My husband’s name is David. I’m hoping he can meet us along the way, but he is the keeper of our boys and will therefore not be joining us on our mission.
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    Re: Mixerscent Attar and deep Vintage Sample Pass

    Package received— thanks for the repackaging effort, Zephyr!

    First test is Godet Chypre— a beautiful violetty chypre that reminds me a bit of Chypre Siam by Rogue. Soft and comfortable.
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