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    Re: Does Serge Lutens have a fig scent?

    Oooh thanks for those fig leads! And Kagey is right, a Lutens fig would probably be way too much for me anyhow, if it did exist.
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    Re: Does Serge Lutens have a fig scent?

    I've been trying to find a fig I like enough to buy, which has not been easy to find! Was thinking of houses I admire and that's when it hit me that Lutens has no fig scents. I wonder if there is a...
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    Does Serge Lutens have a fig scent?

    I just realized something - I have sampled a lot of Serge Lutens fragrances, but no fig scent. Does Lutens not have one? If that's the case, that seems pretty wild.
  4. Re: What's the most expensive fragrance in your collection?

    I just dropped $225 that I could barely afford on Erdenstern by April Aromatics. I've never broken the $200 mark before, let alone for a measly 30mL. But you know what, I am 100% certain I will drain...
  5. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    Just chiming back in to say I picked up an original forumlation bottle (round label, gold cap) of this on Ebay when I saw it listed and remembered this recommendation. Very nice! It's a sort of...
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    What Ebay sellers are you following?

    In the mountains of perfumes for sale on Ebay, I am trying to do a better job wading through the crap and getting at great niche and offbeat designer finds. I am following around 12 sellers already,...
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    Re: April Aromatics

    Erdenstern you guys! ERDENSTERN!!! It is soo good - has anyone else tried it? Lucky Scent has samples.
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    Re: Finding a flower for a floral-phobic woman

    To give a report back on the recommendations, I was able to get samples of the following: Fleurs D'Oranger, Iris 39, Sikkim Girls (actually bought then swapped a small bottle), Le Maroc pour Elle,...
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    Re: Finding a flower for a floral-phobic woman

    I think I've got cabin fever, and with the winter weather breaking I've really enjoyed the Neroli note in my large decant of Oranges & Lemons Say the Bells of St. Clemens by HEELEY. In case anyone is...
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    Re: Cilice by Euphorium Brooklyn

    WALD is looking so enticing that I am about to blind buy the 15mL bottle. Has anyone tried it? Can they share their thoughts?

    The bottle and label design are just smashing, right up my alley.
  11. Re: The Perfumed Court has horrible shipping times

    The Perfumed Court is my sample service of last resort - only for things I cannot find anywhere else and have a serious hankering for. The processing times are painful and completely out of step with...
  12. Re: Smells like Green Chartreuse? Favorite cocktail scents

    Thanks Oviatt, what a great story!!!
  13. Smells like Green Chartreuse? Favorite cocktail scents

    I adore Green Chartreuse, as well as the cocktail The Last Word which features it along with gin, lime, and sometimes Luxardo maraschino liqueur. Always dreamed of a scent reminding me of either one....
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    [US + CANADA] Let's swap 5mLs! Variety of Niche

    I'm on a quest to spend less on fragrance by swapping larger decants instead of buying more full bottles. I also have an extensive collection of 1mL decants if needed to even out trades. Let's do it!...
  15. Re: Patch-Musk-Citrus-White Florals around $100/bottle?

    I think Coromandel would be perfect actually! But I am working with my aunt's budget, and she can't afford to get that for both cousins. Baaah, maybe I will send it in the sample pack anyhow because...
  16. Patch-Musk-Citrus-White Florals around $100/bottle?

    Help! I've been tasked with helping my cousins find new scents. Based on other scents they like, the formula seems to be the following:

    Patchouli + Citrus + Musk + White Floral and/or Rose

    Any...
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    Re: Finding a flower for a floral-phobic woman

    I've got a few samples on the way, will let folks know if anything hits the mark!
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    Re: Your Top 5 Shipped from and Sold By Amazon

    I got Serge Lutens Gris Clair off Amazon for something like $64 bucks. Love it. The batch was a year or two old, that's the only reason I could find for the discount, and I considered it worth it.
  19. Re: Do you apply a fragrance before you go to sleep?

    Only from time to time, and usually something calming - I've done Gris Clair for the powdery smokey warmth and the lavender, for example.

    Although I have run into one problem: if I wear one of my...
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    Re: Finding a flower for a floral-phobic woman

    My fear (it's based on perception more than extensive experience) is that flowers are too sweet/feminine/demure/old-lady like. But I don't think that has to be the case, I just don't know where to...
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    Finding a flower for a floral-phobic woman

    Whelp, I need some help. I've spent the first year of my fragrance habit avoiding florals like the plague. I think the time has finally come to stick my toes in the petal-ed waters. And it's all so...
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    Re: Know Your Dirt!

    I forgot about De Profundis - good one!
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    Know Your Dirt!

    This thread is meant to be a place to catalogue sightings of dirt and earth in fragrance. Be it wet and fertile, arid and dry, acidic, full of clay - all types of dirt vibes!

    Perhaps most notable,...
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    Re: Anchoring and perfume price

    I've noticed a clear impact on my overall spending habits. I am normally a spendthrift, and get a lot of things second hand or go without. But once I started dropping $30 here and there on samples,...
  25. Re: Serge Lutens - Any news about the 2014 exclusive range perfume?

    Eghads, I hope with wider distribution that price point comes down!!!

    Also, my review of L'Orpheline is languishing in administrator approval land (as tends to happen on basenotes). So I am...
  26. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    Revisiting this thread as fall 2014 approaches and I'm happy to report: I've come around on the Ambre Sultan and am close to pulling the trigger on a full bottle! I also went for a large decant of...
  27. Re: Serge Lutens - Any news about the 2014 exclusive range perfume?

    For folks in the US, L'Orphaline hit Lucky Scent recently. I for one love it and snapped up a bottle (review here on basenotes). The name alone for L'incendiaire has me salivating. If anyone samples...
  28. Re: Has anyone tested Boadicea The Victorious fragrances?

    I've only tried two from this line, but I think the concern that they are strong and a little home-made works for me! A lot of what goes for elite perfume strikes me as too dressed up and primped. So...
  29. Re: The "best" fragrances have something "foul" or "nasty" about them?

    What a great thread! I too lit up at this line in American Hustle when I heard it. Extra thanks to all the folks who went historical, sociological, and philosophical on this topic - I thoroughly...
  30. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    The early purchases

    All these great suggestions made me trigger happy. Only half of round 2 has arrived at my door, and a full test drive is still due to many of those. Yet Iíve already locked in...
  31. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    There isn't a lot of sandalwood in Ambre Sultan, but I catch it in the background smoothing everything out for the first hour or so of wear. It's also one of the reasons I haven't been totally won...
  32. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    I think I have the fragrance habit hard now, so I will be around :) My free time to surf the fragrance boards waxes and wanes but I eventually make it back. Thanks for fixing my formatting Twolf!
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    Ack, I was trying to add bold and italic for reading ease but my html tags backfired. How did y'all manage to format your posts so nicely?
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    Here I am with a fuller report back! Thanks again for all of the wonderful wonderful help. Disclaimers: I didn’t venture into leathers or tobaccos so as not to spread myself too thin. There were also...
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    Re: Hermessence Longevity?

    That's a good point and would explain things. Kinda sad though - Brin de Reglisse was my favorite of the four, but I would rather save my $ at this price point for something that would last longer.
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    Hermessence Longevity?

    I received some generously sized samples from the Hermessence line recently: Poivre Samarcande, Paprika Brasil, Vetiver Tonka, and Brin de Reglisse. Maybe with the exception of Vetiver Tonka, I was...
  37. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    I just wanted to check in quickly and say how grateful I am to everyone's advice. I wasn't able to order everything recommended, but a few also made it onto my list for the next sample round. Out of...
  38. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    Thanks for all these great leads! I am putting together a sample order now based on the recommendations. Though I am finding that not everything is carried at The Perfumed Court (ex: Comme des...
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    Re: D.S. and Durga

    Coriander is a tangy, uplifting aromatic green, sharp and clear, grounded and uncomplicated. I love the smell of coriander, so for folks that do it's fun to see it center stage in a scent.

    Like...
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    Re: D.S. and Durga

    Oh my, you are right Fhaoilgeal. I wore Bitter Rose yesterday and it was great! Definitely my favorite of the HYLNDS line as well. I almost didn't sample it because I don't like a lot of rose. But...
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    Re: D.S. and Durga

    +1 Bowmakers: rich, crisp, strong, and wonderful. Definitely the masculine side of unisex.

    Coriander is one of my all-time favorites (all-time being the last 6 months I've gotten into perfume, but...
  42. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    Oh my goodness, I didn't expect so many thoughtful, great responses! They've all been transferred to a word document which I will meticulously research to make sampling selections. It's about to get...
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    Re: What makes a Chanel smell like a Chanel?

    Thanks for all the responses - helpful and amusing! (even though I don't know the first thing about crab boil, ha)
  44. Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    This is my first year in fragrance. I have been trying (and failing) to find a cold weather scent - please help!

    I want something with a backbone, sturdy and a bit warm, to hold me through the...
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    Re: Encre Noir question

    dougczar - thanks for sharing. I was thinking about buying a sample but I *don't* want the women's version, so I know to steer clear of the TPC listing. Good lookin out!
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    Re: Encre Noir question

    I'm glad someone posted on this because I was wondering the same thing! I went to Lalique's site and it does seem that TPC made up this "unisex version" description. Fragrantica has a reviewer who...
  47. Re: Pale Grey Mountain, Small Black Lake - new fragrance from HYLANDS

    I've been drooling over descriptions of this new Durga line and wondering if women could wear them. Then crying cause there's no Barney's in my home state to test them. And one day, on a wistful...
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    What makes a Chanel smell like a Chanel?

    What makes a Chanel smell like a Chanel? (Welcoming all types of answers: from info on ingredients and structure, to poetic sensations, to jokes)
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    Re: Columbus, Ohio

    Oh it's terrible that CO Bigelow closed! If I had gotten into perfume sooner that would have been a destination for sure. I don't enjoy department store perfume counters much and would love a local...
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    Re: Columbus, Ohio

    Repertoire boutique in the Short North carries three CB I Hate Perfumes, three Odin's, and a majority of the D.S. & Durga line. Website: http://shoerepertoire.com/
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