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    Re: Favorite Rainy Day Perfumes?

    Serge Lutens' Chene is my go-to for our massive monsoon rains!
  2. Re: What fragrances that are highly talked about have you not had a chance to sniff out yet?

    Anything Ramon Monegal.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 27th January 2013

    Larimar, congrats on your 4k!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday 27th January 2013

    Hi all! It's HOT here today!

    Mimosa pour moi in the scorching daytime, Lush Snowcake by night. Powder powder powder!
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    Re: Something smells amazing, is that you?

    I'd answer honestly if anyone asked me. The problem is that nobody can smell my fragrance!
  6. Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid 100ml for $20.00? scam? fake? or amazing deal?

    A friend of mine helped me get a 50ml bottle of Black Orchid for US$15. He was an employee at Estee Lauder and got to go to their annual sale in NYC.
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    Re: SotD: Saturday 26th Jan., 2013

    Twolf, I like Sampaquita too. House twins with Twolf with Ormonde Woman earlier in the day, and now in FM Une Rose!

    gandhajala, so cool you met with Josh the other day, hope he said nice things...
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    Re: SotD Friday, 25 January 2013

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    Re: SotD Friday, 25 January 2013

    Morning Larimar! Awaiting G's report too...I had a fragrance friend who attended last night's event in London, heard it was pretty special. In Goutal's Ninfeo Mio for now.
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    Re: Powdery scents?

    Teint de Neige is pretty full-on powder. There's also Huitieme Arte's Poudre de Riz.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 24th Jan 2013

    Hi all, it was Caleche Soie de Parfum for day and now Hypnotic Poison for night.
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    Re: SOTD Wed 23rd January 2013

    Hi all! Tonight I'm in Kenzo Amour Indian Holi, a LE flanker of Amour from few years ago. Might get a full bottle of this, as I've seen a few bottles hanging around at discounters near me.
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    A large back-up bottle of L de Lolita Lempicka. I don't know how I got into this back-up game. It's dangerous...
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    Re: Please recommend a new house

    Get the Ormonde Jayne discovery set! It's in a beautiful box that is super fun to open - you'll know what I mean once you get to try it. If you're in London, visit the boutique or Harrods. The set...
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    Re: Fresh green scents?

    Philosykos by Diptyque is also incredibly green and fresh, it just puts a big smile on my face everytime I wear it. A "happy green" I suppose.

    - - - Updated - - -

    Philosykos by Diptyque is also...
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    Re: Fresh green scents?

    Guerlain's Chamade in vintage parfum or PDT.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 22 January 2013

    L de Lolita Lempicka for me all day today - the poor man's Musc Ravageur. Goes really well with the crazy rain we've been having.
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    Re: Fragrances With Peppery Notes?

    Another vote for Ormonde Man.
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    Re: when someone challenges your hobby

    :thumbup:
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    Re: when someone challenges your hobby

    :thumbup:
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    Re: SotD Monday, 21st January 2013

    Started the day in NR for her EDT and EDP; then moved onto Pacifica French Lilac, and now bathing in L'Artisan Vanille Absolument (really should have got the 100ml). Happy birthday, Southerngardens!
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    Re: Do you prefer a dirty musk or white musk?

    Against the grain here, but I prefer a cleaner musk.
  23. Re: WTF? I'm turning 59 on Monday...help me choose a scent to wear.

    Definitely Carnal Flower! Happy birthday!
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    Re: New from Caron: My Ylang

    You beat me to it!
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 20th Jan 2013

    Today was Lush Snowcake first, then A*Men Pure Havane in the evening.
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    SOTD: Friday 18 January 2013

    Afternoon all, I am in Agent Provocateur. I think I need a new bottle of this!
  27. Re: What is the worst male fragrance you've ever smelled?

    Kouros and Drakkar Noir. Blech...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16 January 2013

    Thanks all for the welcomebacks!

    Later in the day I wore L'Artisan Mimosa Pour Moi (discovered in the Harrods sale) and then Lush's Snowcake.
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    SOTD: Wednesday, 16 January 2013

    Hi all! I hope to get back into the swing of posting more after almost a year of fragrance and Basenotes hiatus (not self-imposed, just that perfume sort of fell back in the priority list).

    I'm...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 14th January 2013

    I was in Ormonde Jayne's Tolu; now I'm in Lush's Comforter (from 2012's forum special) - lovely blackcurrant lozenges!
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille- How do you wear it?

    My best friend has been wearing this as her signature scent for the past 2 or 3 years, and she goes with 8-10 sprays. Yeah, I counted. About 4-5 around her neck, 3 down her chest, couple other random...
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 12th December 2012

    Hi all! SL day today - started out in Ambre Sultan, now in Douce Amere.
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    Poll: Re: Should I urinate into this O'Driů fragrance?

    Yes.

    Has anyone tried adding 'just a drop' to any other fragrance? I wouldn't be surprised if there would be some, er, changes to the scent as well.
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    Re: If you could only wear one house...

    Lutens or Malle.
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    Re: Fumerie Turque reformulation?

    Good to know, thanks!
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    Re: From POL - "Wear it for a week"

    I've definitely had a year or 2 where I've worn the same scent all year! When I am not in my perfume phase (shhh, I have phases where other things take precedent and perfume gets shoved onto the...
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 8th Dec., 2011

    Bois des Isles for most of the day, but I dabbed on a bit of PG's Praline de Santal and now it won't go away....
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    Re: From POL - "Wear it for a week"

    I couldn't do it on POL and still can't! All my new purchases are SCREAMING at me to be used. :P

    And I am a commitmentphobe.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 7 December 2011

    Iris Poudre for me, for now.
  40. Re: What fragrance is most similar to fresh, moldy soil?

    I got a big soil/grass note in Lush's Breath of God.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 2nd December 2011

    Nice pics today! I'm layering SL Santal Blanc with TDC's Bois d'Iris. No conflict as far as I can discern.
  42. Re: Giddy on bargains!! My L'Artisan successes for the day...

    I've noticed a lot of clearance sales in the UK for L'Artisan. Are they pulling out?
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 1st December 2011

    Morning! I am in SL Bois de Violette. Need something woody for all this torrential rain.
  44. Re: Something I noticed regarding gender classification with fragrances

    Scented Salamander posted something on her blog regarding perfume, gender policing and Liberace just yesterday, which I found interesting:...
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    Re: 1 and ONLY 1

    I think I could go with Narciso Rodriguez for her. I've gone full years just wearing that one scent alone...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 28th November 2011

    Evening all. Wore vintage Chamade extrait in the day, and now Bois de Violette for bed.
  47. another +1 for Nina!

    another +1 for Nina!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 25th November 2011

    Morning! I'm in Chamade EDP for now.
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday, November 24, 2011

    TDC Bois d'Iris today. Surprised me with how long it lasted.
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 23rd Nov., 2011

    Afternoon all! I am in SL La Myrrhe.
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    Re: Van Cleef & Arpels - Bois d'Iris

    This one is my favourite out of the range, but it's fairly transient.
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday, 22 Nov., 2011

    Also included in last night's (it's Wednesday here now) bout of testing was Charogne by ELDO. Surprisingly lovely leather topped with what my unskilled, undiscerning nose pegged as "lime soda" (LOL)....
  53. Re: Longevity & Silage of these Searge Lutens ?

    I'm a funny one - was always afraid Lutens perfumes would be sillage bombs and last all of 12 hours on me, but they have (on me) surprisingly low projection, and some of them last about 2 hours on...
  54. Thread: Singapore

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    Re: Singapore

    Oh, I dunno about pathetic. I think we're doing quite well in terms of niche lines. We get hard hitters like Lutens, Amouage, which you would expect to do badly in this climate, and Muglers are a...
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense in Singapore

    The pricing is the same as what you would find on the Barneys.com website - so it's the same as US pricing. Not too shabby if you ask me. I passed out when I saw what they were asking for Malles in...
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday, 22 Nov., 2011

    For tonight, I am in Shem-el-Nissim by Grossmith, which starts out opulently floral and dries down in the heart and base to....L'Heure Bleue!

    And testing on my other arm is Don't Get Me Wrong...
  57. Re: What are some of the best fragrance commercial videos you have seen?

    Definitely the Egoiste. Saw it as a child in the 80s and it has stuck with me ever since! I used to imitate the women flinging the shutters open and close, screaming "EGOISTE!" :P Possibly one of the...
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday, 22 Nov., 2011

    Une Fleur de Cassie now. Bois de Violette before this (faded in 2 hours on me!)
  59. Re: Amouage from Ebay - What are others' experience

    I have heard they are cheaper in the UAE, yes. Especially when compared to Aussie prices, which are some of the highest in the world!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 21 November 2011

    I would love to, but I can't take credit for that! :D "Sample raid" was in a couple of captions accompanying the photos. I love it!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 21 November 2011

    I'm so glad to hear this, Larimar. I must have sampled about 6 fragrances from the house of PG including 2 8th Arts (I know, a small percentage of the repertoire), and "lukewarm" has also been my...
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    Re: Help needed for an article: 2012 releases

    Based on the NST list kindly linked above, I am most excited about the Histoires de Parfums releases. And sort of curious about the Lutens release that isn't Cold Water.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 21 November 2011

    Datura Noir for me today!
  64. Re: New Fragrance: Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri

    Seriously!? I don't normally like Goutal as a house (I liked the Orientalistes but not enough to buy at full price) but Mon Parfum Cheri was one of the nicest things to come from Goutal - in my...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 20 November 2011

    Was in 28 La Pausa earlier, but that faded off mighty fast. In Putain des Palaces for now. :)
  66. Re: Do you let someone else influence what scent you wear?

    I like to tell myself I won't ever let anyone influence what I wore, but I did once get all smiley-faced when my friend told me SL's Chene smelled good on me. I was already *this* close to buying it...
  67. Re: Which frags have you purchased more than twice...

    Multiple purchases of NR for Her, both the EDP and EDT. I am on my third bottles of both of them. When I go through a phase where I don't wear fragrance (can be up to 1 year), I wear those everyday. ...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 19 November 2011

    Chamade EDP in the morning, Douce Amere in the afternoon/evening, and now Cuir Beluga for night. There was a bit of sampling the zillion sample vials I have, in between, too.
  69. Re: Is there any apple pie (Apple+Cinnamon) fragrance ?

    Vintage Opium.
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 17th Nov., 2011

    Douce Amere most of today. Testing Huitieme Art Aube Pashmina now. Maybe some Bois de Violette for bed.
  71. Re: Why does the Male Fragrance Discussion have 4 times the Female?

    We have to divide our posting time to other forums that are infinitely more female-domainated, such as Perfume of Life, Fragrantica, Makeupalley, etc.

    Do men post about perfume in other...
  72. Re: TRIP REPORT: Basenotes New Orleans Meet-Up 2011

    What an outstanding report! Thanks for posting.
  73. Re: I ask this here because I tend to see this more in the feminine scent applicators/sprayers......

    Some (but few) also have moisturising properties - sort of a spray version of gel moisturizer but light enough for the summer heat.
  74. Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, & Avery Fine Perfumery

    Thanks for sharing your photos! What a wonderful trip - I laughed out loud looking at the sample raids. Can't wait till I get into one of those one day ;)
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    Re: Montale Fragrance Name Generator v1.1

    Has Confuse Thunder been taken yet? That's mine! :P
  76. Re: Fragrance suggestions for Christmas Present

    Lolita Lempicka EDP, and seconding the Angel Le Gout du Parfum suggestion.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 16 November 2011

    Afternoon all! Une Fleur de Cassie for me over here.
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    Re: SOTD Monday, 14th November, 2011.

    Brrrr, Larimar!

    I'm in Goutal's Ambre Fetiche today. Settling down with 1 or 2 scents a day instead of, er, 14 like last week's mad sampling! :D
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    Re: Bottega Veneta or SL Daim Blond

    Another vote for Daim Blondl. The leather note in BV didn't really emerge for me. It's a little too well-behaved for me (and I like my leathers well-behaved)!
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    Re: Sample of the Day - November 2011

    I have over 60 samples coming my way this month (already received nearly half) - will be jotting my thoughts in this thread soon!
  81. Re: Celebrity perfumes are among the bestsellers, but how do they rate as fragrances?

    I don't really buy this:
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 8 November 2011

    Hibernation sounds good right now. Chergui for me today.
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    Re: Which Serge Lutens for a man?!

    Sa Majeste la Rose.
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    Re: SotD Monday, 7 November 2011

    Scent twins with Foustie in Chergui. Flirted with Chypre Rouge and Arabie before that.
  85. Re: Why do people buy full bottles instead of samples?

    Sometimes you actually do finish the full bottles. Over and over again! Hence the need for more than a few mls at a time.
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    Re: Suggestions for a hard to please woman...

    Hanae Mori.
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    Chergui :) and lots of great samples.

    Chergui :) and lots of great samples.
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    Re: Caron at Luckyscent

    Thanks! This is very informative for those of us who cannot access MIN NY or Parfum1.
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    Re: Tom Ford's Black Orchid age range?

    Life's too short to confine your fragrances to age categories!
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    Re: SOTD - Nov 3rd 2011 - Thursday

    Started the day off with Angel EDT, Miel de Bois midway, and finishing off the day with Santal Blanc!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: November 2011

    *faints*
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    Re: Why men like to talk about fragrances.

    I really think this is true. We have to spread our time around other forums!
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    Re: Fragrances you WANT to like

    Shalimar, Mitsouko, YSL Nu, D&G Sicily.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 2nd Nov., 2011

    I was in Iris Poudre, Mitsouko edc (vintage), then Vol de Nuit edc for bed.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 1 November 2011

    Lucky you! I threw away my bottle from the 90s and regret it to this very day.

    I was in SL Chene, am now in Angel le gout du parfum.
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    Re: Your Wardrobe Top 10 - Update

    SL Santal Blanc (29)
    Malle's Iris Poudre (26)
    Narciso Rodriguez for her EDT and EDP (22)
    Angel (19)
    Caleche and Diorissimo tie for 12
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Loving your Angel binge, Fleurine! I am feeling one coming on myself. That's the funny thing about Angel I feel - once you step inside, you just want more and more!
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    Re: SotD Friday, 28 October 2011

    I was in Mitsouko vintage edc and now I am in SL Santal Blanc.
  99. Thread: Singapore

    by Pamplelune
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    Re: Singapore

    I've shopped at Mustafa Centre and purchased authentic and genuine scents from them, but have not seen anything called Singapore Scents.
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    SOTD, Thursday 27 October 2011

    Afternoon all, I am wearing the delectable Iris Ganache today!
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