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  1. Re: How does your significant other deal with your fragrance habits?

    My hubby has no interest of his own in fragrance, however, after 22 years, we've learned to give value to each other's interests. He's fine with it as long as I don't spend in an out of control...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 28 August, 2014.

    Betsy! What a boon! Congratulations and ENJOY!

    Evangeline, such a treat to see you! Happy Tennis watching!

    ErinK, ooh la la! Sounds like loads of fun and anticipation! Hope it works out...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Sadanne, Round 2

    So today, I am trying this again. I read Kafkaesque's blog on the topic first (thanks Akahina!), then decided I should try applying more heavily than the first time.

    The first...
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    Re: August Purchases

    I look forward to it Sciencegirl! Let me know when you arrive!

    I had a similar experience with Guerlain! Enjoy the ride and your extrait!
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    Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    Serge Lutens La Myrrhe

    Second choice would be Frederic Malle Lipstick Rose

    Third, because I have a smaller amount would be Aedes de Venustas Iris Nazrena
  6. Thread: HeLoooooo

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    Re: HeLoooooo

    Hey Elexia! Welcome to Basenotes!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25th August 2014

    Good morning friends! I am continuing with Guerlain Vega this morning.
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    Just wanted to thank Kumquat and give her a shout out for the epic spot of that lovely Bellogia Extrait. It turns out they dropped the price $20!!!! So of course, I was forced to snap it up. ...
  9. Re: I love Juniper Berries! Recommend me some some strong & lasting scents

    I just tried a brand new fragrance called Sadanne by Slumberhouse which to me was Juniper and berries of some sort with wine! Really interesting development and lasted about 7 hours on my skin which...
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    Re: aluminum-free antiperspirant?

    I started using Crystal. It is a rock essentially, of salt which you wet and then rub in the armpit area. When I began using it, it was Spring, exceedingly low humidity ( I live in the desert) and I...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Finishing my night in Guerlain Vega! Oh, the powder!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    I get the raisin too! Not sure if I would have recognized that if you hadn't pointed it out DI. Do you say weird because it is such a departure from his typical style?
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I think that's wise. I never really blind buy, but in this case,it's a departure from the norm so I say 'good call'.

    I also plan to wear this several times to get a better feel for it.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Do we know the concentration of this one?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 24, 2014

    Off to church in a heavenly cloud of Pois De Senteur. Have a happy day all!
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I can't say as to projection, but I found longevity to be less than other SH, around 7 hours on my skin.
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    Re: August Purchases

    Happily, this arrived today from Paris! http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/24/umuve6um.jpg
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Wondering, is this implying that yet another SH frag is to be released?!!
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    2nd wave after wearing for about 3 hours:There is definitely a juniper(am I the only one??) punch coming forward in this and I think as it mellows, it runs back in the direction of fully unisex. As...
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    Personally, I think it leans feminine (ETA, in...

    Personally, I think it leans feminine (ETA, in the opening), more-so than Zahd IMO, but I think it is certainly wearable for men as well. As it develops, I find it's much more friendly for the male...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    Just received some samples in the mail today! Here is my initial response: a blast of fruity berries and a touch of juniper and something that puts me in mind of candle wax and dare I say, slightly...
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    Re: Perfume that Men love the most on Women?

    I have found that my own husband could not care less, provided I don't smell of BO. There are things he certainly does not like, but my wearing a fragrance has no obvious effect on him. That is not...
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    Re: New Diana Vreeland line

    No, but they are lovely to look upon!
  24. Re: Guess which Basenotes legend is thinking about starting a niche fragrance shop...

    Not a business person, but I can tell you that the only thing that brings me into a Niche Parfumerie is that it has lots of stuff I can't find in any other place, such as Barney's, Nordstroms,...
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    Thanks for the heads up Castorpollux!

    FYI, Suzan says the rest of the Urn collection is NOT being DC'd so we can relax for now.
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    Re: Penhaligon perfumery

    I have an older bottle of Amaranthine, which I do like, but it's pretty like. I have a decant of Iris Prima and I do enjoy it, but it has no lasting power. I like the bottles!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 20th August 2014

    ErinK, I predict that Dzing won't be a favorite for you, but I could be wrong. You should certainly give it a sniff.

    I, on the other hand, can't sniff a darn thing, saddled as I am today with a...
  28. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    I love how that happens JanJanJan. I know I started last summer and am in a completely different place than where I started. I think it's a matter of learning how to enjoy scent for what it is...
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    Re: The Darkest Day In Fragrance History...

    I think I still haven't smelled this. Surely I'm missing a real ACE!

    Or if I did, it wasn't memorable.
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    I think the first scents I experimented with were my older sister's. I recall Love's Baby Soft and Norell. I also wore my mom's Coty Wild Musk Oil which was all mom wore since it was all dad could...
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    Re: Caron Vintage help please

    Thanks Kumquat, but I'm actually looking for EDT at present. I do have my eye on that one too though!

    Does anyone know when Caron began using the raised dot packaging? As opposed to the little...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, August 19th

    I thought ZZ Top looked positively ancient back in high school, but they sure did know how to rock. Fun to know they are still doing what they love. Enjoy!
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    Re: Caron Vintage help please

    Mine was Eau de Toilette. My main question is are there markers for vintage on the bottles or packaging that would indicate it's age?
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    Re: August Purchases

    I am never terribly good at describing scents, but I'd say the Royal Bain has a powdery vanilla flavor to it that is very much undergirded by the Caronade. It's got a hint of soapiness. The opening...
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    Caron Vintage help please

    You may have read of my recent mishap with a vintage Caron Bellogia EdT which resulted in the loss of most of the fragrance. (tears, sniff sniff.)

    Now, I'd like to see if I can get my hands on...
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    I learned from Suzan that the Caron Paris boutique says that Pois de Senteur is NOT being discontinued, but that they have intentionally stopped allowing it to be carried in all of the stores. ...
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    Re: August Purchases

    Forgot to name SL Iris Silver Mist and Le Labo Iris 39
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    Re: August Purchases

    I didn't actually purchase all of these this month, but here are some recent purchases!

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/20/u3a2udar.jpg

    Caron Parfum Sacre Intense
    Caron Montaigne EdP
    Caron...
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    I'd work on my Wishlist with the following

    Guerlain Liu (Bee Bottle)
    Caron Acaciosa Parfum
    Caron En Avion Parfum
    Caron French Can Can Parfum
    Caron Farnesiana Parfum (yes, there is a theme!!)...
  40. Re: Are Creed/Guerlain fragrances cheaper in France?

    Wow! I knew that was true of Serge Lutens and also Caron. Good to know it is true of others.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, August 19th

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/08/20/8eva9aqy.jpg

    Happy to wear Vol de Nuit today!
  42. Sticky: Re: New Free to a Good Home, no requests August, 2014

    Ooops, I see it's one per month. I'll change my request to the Balmain Ivoire, if it's still available! Thanks so much Zilpha!
  43. Sticky: Re: New Free to a Good Home, no requests August, 2014

    Oh my goodness Zilpha! You are very generous! I see that there are quite a few still open. If no one else is interested, I'd love to have the
    Chantilly, Secret de Venus and the Balmain Ivoire.
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    Good to know about Belladogia changing. I shall be careful. I really was fighting not being heartbroken. It had been such a wonderful find and then to have that happen. :(
  45. Re: Dating vintage bottle of parfum & parfum de toilette

    I can't help you with specific dates, however, back when I was purchasing Vintage Bal a Versailles, it was my understanding that the gold boxes are one of the more recent iterations and are very...
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    That ought to fit my schedule perfectly! Thanks!
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    Kumquat, I did try French CanCan and liked it very much. It's on my list to purchase in the future. Do you happen to know how often Suzan takes her trips to Paris? My plan is to order one Urn...
  48. Re: Female marketed fragrances for a male to wear?

    I will second caron Nuit de Noel and suggest you consider Tabac Blond and En Avion from the house of Caron as well.

    For Rose, have you tried Le Labo Rose 31?

    I also think you might want to...
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    I do think I will have to splurge at some point on the En Avion Extrait. Right now, I have my order in for 50ml of the Pois de Senteur which I recently fell in love with. I have a bottle of Nuit de...
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    Re: Which Mitsouko formulation should I get?

    I like the current EdP.
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    Do you all find En Avion and Tabac Blond to be dramatically different from one another? I'm feeling like they have a LOT in common. So much so as to be nearly identical to my (admittedly untrained)...
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    Do you all find En Avion and Tabac Blond to be dramatically different from one another? I'm feeling like they have a LOT in common. So much so as to be nearly identical to my (admittedly untrained)...
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    Diane, from the NY boutique commented to me that Caron Paris NEVER says what is being discontinued until it is gone. Her experience is that one day they have it and the next, they do not. I have no...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    ClaireV, Sova is a favorite of mine as well. I will encourage you to keep your eyes out. I thought it would be hopeless to get a bottle, but alas, one came up for sale in the 'For Sale' thread here...
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    Nasreen told me first (Parfumerie Nasreen) and Diane of Caron New York told me that she thinks they are discontinuing Pois de Senteur and Acaciosa because she can't get more stock of those. En Avion...
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    I am finding that I truly love this house. In fact, I don't believe I've yet found a single one which I don't like at all. I don't necessarily need to own all of them, but I find I am loving the...
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    nose perking up!
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    Re: August Purchases

    This has me intrigued!

    My purchases include Caron En Avion, Montaigne, Royal Bain de Caron, Parfum Sacre Intense EdP and Arquiste Anima Dulcis. On a Caron roll!
  59. Re: Chanel No. 5 parfum extrait - awesome sandalwood frag

    Now I'm wishing I'd asked to try this when I was in Seattle recently! Next time.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, August 7, 2014

    Good afternoon friends! What a story Erink! Bats are fascinating, but not a great house pet! Speaking of bats, remind me to tell you my wildlife story from our recent National Parks vacation. It's...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I'm with you OctaVariuM, I don't get even a hint of Cherry, or grape for that matter. For me, it's a waxy Cranberry which reminds me of Christmas. When I first tested it, I didn't think I'd end up...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    Ha ha Claire, indeed, more Zahd for Lpp and I! I very much enjoyed reading your reviews thus far though! Your review of Norne makes me anxious to try it more thoroughly. I've sniffed it, but not...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 6 August 2014

    Hello friends! It seems eons since I had time to visit. Just returned from a fun trip to visit several of the National Parks with the hubby along with a daughter and some northern friends in...
  64. Re: WTB: Slumberhouse Ore and Arquiste Anima Dulcis

    Bump --
  65. Re: Epic collection sale!!! Rare, niche, discontinued...

    PM Sent
  66. Thread: Most Powdery?

    by danieq
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    Re: Most Powdery?

    I adore Absolue Pour le Soir! I hadn't thought of it as powdery.

    I agree with your comment on untrained noses. My daughter is this way, though she is beginning to change her perception with...
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    Are they discontinued????

    My recent foray into a larger, better stocked Dillard's yielded a plethora of doomsday news from Guerlain. According to the SA (whose been in fragrance over 25 years!!!!) the following have all been...
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    Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    I began my affair with the House of Caron with N'Aimez Que Moi Extrait when I was searching out violet scents. Funny that now, this one is more Rose to me than violet.

    Next came a vintage...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 11th July 2014

    ErinK, I do want that FB. It surely is gorgeous. But if I don't get it, but do get the purse spray, well, that won't be so bad.

    Oh and will allow me to share my favorite shot of me and my...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 11th July 2014

    duplicate post, oops
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    Re: SOTD Friday 11th July 2014

    Wanted to pop in. I've been a busy bee with my daughter and grandson in town for three weeks! Such fun! We had a really sweet visit. Here's a picture of the most adorable baby ever. I found I...
  72. Re: My fragrances hardly ever sell on here....What am I, chopped liver ?

    I have sold a couple of things and bought several as well. I think it has mostly to do with whether their is someone here who wants what you have and is willing to pay the price you are asking. ...
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    Re: New MFK: Pluriel

    I just acquired a sample of the women's today at the Neiman's counter and am looking forward to giving it a try. My initial sniff was favorable. Both men's and women's actually, but I only got a...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I enjoy seeing the disparity of opinion on these fragrances. It just demonstrates very clearly how different all of our perceptions are. Keep the reviews coming everyone!
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    Re: Slumberhouse Sample Pass Thread Redux

    I'm the last person on the list, expecting to receive the dregs really, but if there is more left, I am happy to pass on to someone else who'd like to sniff.
  76. Re: Infusion D'Iris Absolue Dramming Bottle -- Where to Purchase?

    Actually, the ones on Ebay now are people selling decants from the original dramming bottle. I have been wondering where the dramming bottles come from in the first place.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    I just received a 5 ml decant of Amouage Journey Woman.
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    Re: Two New Amouages Coming - Journey.

    I spent a day with this (JW) and found it to be a pleasing White Floral, but I wasn't especially inspired. I'll be spending more time with it to get a better feel. I found it had very little...
  79. Infusion D'Iris Absolue Dramming Bottle -- Where to Purchase?

    I have seen evidence that these exist, but does anyone know where they can be purchased?
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    29156

    From a lovely split. I've been dying to get my hands on Liu and this is a small amount of Vol de Nuit Parfum in lieu of tons.
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    Re: Guerlain Les Eaux

    Funny, I had worn this several times not smelling lemon at all, then I read this article and now it smells exactly of lemon. Go figure.
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Nice purchases Ken! Enjoy!
  83. Re: niche fragrances made for women but can easily by worn by men

    I think Memoir is man-friendly. I own it and find it very unisex. Some others I like which I think are unisex include Iris 39, Chambre Noir, Rose 31
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    Re: Guerlain Les Eaux

    I did Mike! I also just recently received the Eau de Guerlain. I actually think I prefer the Du Coq. The EdG has something medicinal (strikes me as lavender) which comes off rather strongly and...
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    Re: What's the deal with attars?

    Oh no! So sad to hear that you got rashes from them Jack.

    I haven't yet placed my order but now I'm a bit nervous to do so.

    He has one that is Sandalwood, Oud and Saffron that really...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Monday, 16 June, 2014.

    Dear Jujy, my heart goes out to you. Having grown up with a mother with paranoid schizophrenia and a sister with Bipolar (and other things), I can very much relate to the fact that you cannot...
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    Re: What was the last frag that really "wowed" you ?

    Most recent Wows have been

    Chanel No 5 EdP-- I've tried all the formulations and lately I just can't get enough of this. It is simply gorgeous!

    Slumberhouse Zahd -- I'm slightly annoyed that...
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    Re: Classic scents like Chanel No. 5

    How about Songes, or Heure Exquisite?

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
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    Re: SOTD Saturday, June 14

    Vegangirl, you smell fantastic!

    I'm in Iris 39 massage oil today, but waiting in eager anticipation for my EdP to arrive!

    Sent from my SPH-L710 using Tapatalk
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/15/mavujyja.jpg

    Mr. Fantastic worked his magic and opened the Bellogia travel spray for me. Imagine my delight in discovering how full it is! I could not be more...
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Genie Jeanie,

    My Belladogia is openable in terms of I can get off the cap and spray and it is a wonderful, wonderful scent. So rich and the drydown is so much more......MORE than the vintage EdC...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Monday, 9 June, 2014.

    Erin!!! What a scary experience! I am soooo sorry this happened to you. But so glad that you are ok!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Monday, 9 June, 2014.

    I'm happy in Chanel No 5 EdP today. Gosh, it's all I want to wear lately. I feel a little ridiculous after all the hate I spewed for it in the beginning. Now, I simply can't get enough. I want to...
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Pave lol, I'm having the same dilemma with my Caron Belladogia. Yours could be a refillable case, which mine is. If so, the collar should come off and you should be able to pull out the refill. In my...
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    Re: La Panthère by Cartier

    Have you all seen that this guy has some of the vintage juice for sale? http://www.basenotes.net/threads/229160-The-SALE-worth-waiting-for!

    I have a bottle, not sure I get civet from it, though it...
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/06/07/5u8ume4u.jpg

    Vintage Caron Belladogia, 2 fl oz EdT. $8. Can't tell how full this is as I can't get the top off, but it is heavy and smells absolutely amazing....
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    Re: Vintage Chanel No 5 EdT and Oakmoss?

    After extensive testing of several bottles, I've determined that the EdT just does a very strong Oakmoss/Patchouli thing on me. Which is unfortunate because I'm not a big fan of that combo. Guess...
  98. Re: Please compare Vintage and modern Caron Bellodgia

    That is some story! LOL
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Oh, Nahema! Happy day!

    Clairev, that is a lovely collection of goodies you've found, enjoy!

    Erink, I found Vintage Jicky on perfume row in Ft worth a while back, if you have access to any of...
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    Re: Guerlain Les Eaux

    I can already attest to the truth of this. My Du Coq lasts for several hours.
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