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  1. Re: GC-MS Vintage AMAZONE : analysis and discussion.

    Thank you so much! One of my favourite scents when I was a teenager. :)
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    Re: Japanese Goth Scent

    Dominique Ropion's Portrait of a Lady, Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle. Mana and Sebastian Michaelis will approve. Dark romantic rose patchouli in a bed of japanese incense, with a tinge of...
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    Re: Scents that mostly smell like vanilla

    I don't like to wear vanilla scents (though I love vanilla!) but I'm currently going through a Diptyque Eau Duelle phase. It's vanilla with subtle spices and a lot of other things going on in it..
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    Re: Recommendations of Oud scents.

    Hello there! There are also Basenote groups that discuss oud and Profumo has been developing Oud Caravan with many travelling along with him at Profumo friends club. Do take a look!

    As an aside.....
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    Re: Wearing a fragrance not designed for your gender.

    Do it, do it! ;)
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    Re: Wearing a fragrance not designed for your gender.

    As cacio replied, many of us here would. Besides, the Lutens line has no gender delineations. I doubt if people who think men should not smell like flowers will then trace the scent to you if they...
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    Re: chocolate candles

    I have Voluspa's 'Truffle White Cocoa' and while I can't make out the "....creamy champagne, and bitter white chocolate" from their blurb, it does smell like a good chocolate truffle. Bit smoky...
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    Re: Blind Buy: Fahrenheit or Chergui

    Chergui. Fahrenheit can be a 'love it or hate it' scent, should be sampled first.
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    Poll: Re: Frags + Zodiacs !?

    Water sign, but don't like aquatics. Then again my ascendent is the astrological opposite of my sun sign, so maybe I'm just very confused. :D
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    Re: just some thoughts...

    I didn't even notice the iTrader button till you mentioned it! Looks like feedback for transactions. There are many different kinds of folk here. If you enjoying discussing scents or reading about...
  11. Thread: Dry Lips!

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    Re: Dry Lips!

    I think vaseline doesn't look too greasy, though doesn't work so well for me anymore. I use Dr. Hauschka's Lip Care Stick but there is a large range of lip balms that will probably work as well for...
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    Re: new wardrobe feature - sotd/twitter type thang

    Nice! So easy to do and I get a reminder of the notes for the scent. Thanks. :)
  13. Re: Rive Gauche ph and barbershop fragrances: when can I use them?

    I was wondering this too! I spray it on my bed! I think it smells great on guys too though. :)
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    Re: Why Do Women Decline Creed?

    Just for the record, this woman will not decline any Creed in good condition okay?
    Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare, "Vintage" Tabaróme, Cuir de Russie, Acier Aluminium, or any other Creed anyone wants to...
  15. Re: This seems like a great community....respect, humor and love for hobby. So what's the story behi

    That is so, but I just like chrysanthemums. :o
  16. Re: This seems like a great community....respect, humor and love for hobby. So what's the story behi

    Great question! I've often wonder that too!
    Mine is a sunshiny looking (to me!) chrysanthemum because my username is japanese for 'sunshine' or 'sunlight'.
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    Re: My mom needs a hands cream, help please....?

    +1 Aveda Foot Relief. Takes care of dry cracking skin, fungus, makes your feet feel great. Since you use your hands to apply it, well I do :-), there's no need for hand cream.
    Also +1 for Sisley...
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    Re: Hen house in bathroom

    Fascinating! Thanks for sharing. :-)
    Is the rest of the house that way too?
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 16 March

    I'm going to the supermarket to pick up some good beef for dinner. I already have some marvelous kale. I will put up my hair, lots of makeup and Bal à Versailles. That will be my adventure.
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    Re: Since when were fragrances seen as girly?

    You seem to have a good relationship with your parents. I think they're just kidding you, or they are a little worried that you've been spending so much money on scent lately.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 4 March

    I received a parcel today. I opened it. A black box, a white pouch, a bottle with a clip! I sprayed a little on. Hmmm, yes, balsamic vanilla, wafting florals, some heady oud.. then.. where did it go?...
  22. Re: How Do You Feel About Making Such a Big Investment into Cologne Collecting??

    I buy because scent is a part of my life. They are an indulgence, not an investment. :o
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    Re: Barnyard oud in some Montales?

    Jasmin and some other white florals can have this note too.
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    Re: Libertine by V. Westwood - disappointing!

    Don't give up on it! I have a recent bottle too, and it took a few tries before I got to like it. For its name it isn't much of a shocker, and mushy too like you said. I've found it works best in...
  25. Re: Irritating questions asked at perfume stores...

    oh ya, I often get this, followed by "Excuse me, that one you trying is for guys." :grin:

    In my experience, the SAs are the ones who think I'm asking them irritating questions...
  26. Re: Rarely discussed releases by Montale that you hold in high regard

    OH gosh, I love Crystal Flowers too!
    (But didn't dare say because I'm female and this is the male scent board. I gather any scent with 'Flower' in its name doesn't seem to some members here as a...
  27. Re: So who are collectors, and who are connoisseurs?

    Ouch! That made me draw up my legs!

    I'm like a shepherd, only I herd bottles and phials. :vrolijk_26:"Come to me bottles!"
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    Re: Now I must buy a bottle of Amazone...

    I used this today to fortify myself for the rounds of visits we do every Chinese New Year. It was the parfum version that came out in the rust orange box with swirling leaves. Here's a small detail...
  29. Re: My 1 Liter Creed Vintage Tabarome!!! Feast your eyes on this bad boy!!!!

    :thumbsup:Congratulations!!

    I only have 1 ml left! :grin:
  30. Re: Which fragrances are nice to use on really hot days?

    L'Artisan's Fleur de Liane. It's searing hot here and I've been using this. I have been thinking I'd like this on a man.
  31. Poll: Re: What types of fragrance advertising do you consider affect your decision to buy fragrances

    I like looking at pretty things, perfume advertisements included, but I don't try a scent because I found the ad visually appealing or even witty or intriguing. I will try a scent if a friend tells...
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    Re: Vintage perfume books

    While waiting for your books you might like to look through this blog of an author of perfume books. He writes about vintage perfume and new ones too.

    http://1000fragrances.blogspot.com/
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    Re: Le Labo and the elusive detergent

    The Laundress & Le Labo Rose 31 Signature Detergent 16 oz on sale for US$30 at Revolve. US orders have free ship, international has free shipping for orders US$100 and above. Revolve has clothing and...
  34. Re: attention all fellow singaporeans, bond no 9 now available at sephoras!

    For e-mail notifications of new posts in groups:
    At the social group page, the menu bar above the posts -> group tools (click on arrow -> subscribe to this group

    I'm interested in any...
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    Re: Home Fragrance for Dummies

    I use oil based fragrance with left over wax from tealights that I use in the burner. I did that after the fragrance oil and water mix evaporated and cracked a beautiful glass dish I was using over...
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    Re: How to: Make your own home fragrance for $1

    You can do the same with essential oils, read up online for what to use and how (half a teaspoon oil to a cup of water is plenty for most oils). Sweet orange essential oil is good for scenting and is...
  37. Re: attention all fellow singaporeans, bond no 9 now available at sephoras!

    $388 har? Was there when they came in (just coincidence) and had no testers so I didn't ask the price. I did put my grubby fingerprints on the boxes though (can-not-re-sist). Strawberrynet.com have...
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    Re: The French Pronunciation Thread

    Is worth a try, for Haunani too if she's on Mac. Safari is Apple's browser and if something doesn't work on it, it probably won't work on another browser. I sometimes use both at the same time.
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    Re: The French Pronunciation Thread

    Thank you for taking the time to do this, I'm enjoying the sounds much and the replies to this thread! :)

    -Usually uses sign language or points finger.
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    Re: The French Pronunciation Thread

    It's a jungle out there... are you on Safari?
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    Re: My niche purchase today :)

    Joined alreddy. Well, just. :coolold: As our Great Leader you have to organise a Singapore Basenotes Meetup. ;)
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    Re: My niche purchase today :)

    Ha! I knew you'll write about your buys!

    I get A LOT of cedar in Cedre. If you like the tuberose note in it you have to get EdPFMalle's Carnal Flower. I heard Luxasia is considering bringing in...
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    Re: Looking for recommendation

    Dior Homme.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19 November

    L de Lolita Lempicka

    When I first got it I thought of it as Lutens Gourmand Oriental Lite, but I've been wearing it for the last few days because it puts me in an inexplicably happy mood!
    ...
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    Re: SotD Scentsational Saturday November 8

    It's actually Sunday afternoon. I've been using Montale's Crystal Flowers, floaty sweet roses with the occasional dip into a whole bouquet of soft petals. Brings to mind those days of my grandmother...
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    Re: If you saw vintage Equipage online..

    I was wearing Equipage in the 70s too, in my early teens - I thought I could give you ten years Ruggles! That would make you about 5 yrs old. :happy:

    I believe it was free lipstick before the free...
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    Re: If you saw vintage Equipage online..

    Thanks InconcievableZen! :) And thanks too to manicboy for bringing it up, I'll edit my first post to show that the pic has changed. When I last wrote them I'd checked if they still had the...
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    Re: It's just not "me" perfumes

    :grin: Thank you so much! I know I shouldn't but I've felt so wierd all these years being the only one I know on which N˚5 didn't work!
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    Re: If you saw vintage Equipage online..

    At 10.05 pm, about half an hour after I last posted in this thread and another e-mail from me at 9.48 pm, I received this e-mail from StrawberryNet. I don't know if it's just a coincidence, but this...
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    Re: It's just not "me" perfumes

    I've tried many, many times but the world's best selling perfume smells terrible on me. So I've worn many scents to bed but not Chanel N˚5 :o
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    Re: My vintage scent for 2009 will be...

    I was trying to figure which it would be for me when I realised I have a lot of vintage scents because I'm pretty vintage myself! :rolleyesold:
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    Re: If you saw vintage Equipage online..

    Well, today I received a reply to my email that they had sent me the new bottle and not the vintage that they e-mailed me earlier that they had in stock.

    Quote:

    Thank you for your email.

    We...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday November 4

    Tiffany's Trueste. It was discontinued but I have two bottles of the edp and a teeny bit of parfum left. *hoards*
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    Re: If you saw vintage Equipage online..

    Thank you all for your commiserations and advice!

    My previous experience with StrawberryNet is that anything in stock is sent out promptly and well-packed, BUT if a problem arises it can take a...
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    Re: If you saw vintage Equipage online..

    Ah, but I did, with the link to their page showing the vintage bottle. They replied it will take some time to check, then a week later e-mailed back that they do indeed have the vintage bottle. Sad,...
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    If you saw vintage Equipage online..

    ..as in here[1], and I told you I bought it - you'd think you know how the story ends.

    Well, I wrote them with the link and they confirmed it was the vintage bottle they had. And.. yes I received...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 10th October, 2008.

    Le Labo Rose 31
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    Re: SotD Thursday October 9th, 2008

    Iris Ganache, Guerlain. Dreamy..
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    Re: I've developed a "wardrobe"

    Eau d'Orange Verte, Eau Savage, Philosykos.

    Great!

    Terre d'Hermes and Elixir des Merveilles. Should definitely be tested first. I have bottles of both, people try them and not have it work out....
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    Re: perfume sales on ebay (europe?) have ceased

    I'm in Singapore and haven't been able to access any perfume, scent, soap, any auction with anything fragranced on any eBay site since the French ruling. I can see the seller's list of auctions but...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 20th September 2008

    Guerlain Angelique Noire. Someone's baking treacle tart and vanilla custard pie behind a bergamot hedge on a cool, drizzly day.
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    Re: sotd- sept. 21st, 2008

    Hermès Doblis. I was given a spray of this wonder and it made me wonder what was wrong with me because it seemed so ordinary - leather, florals, ho hum. Rushing out today, I saw the atomizer and...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th September, 2008.

    Parfumerie Generale's 'Intrigant Patchouli'. It's 'intrigant' because it's mainly a very fine sandalwood on me!
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    Re: Trip Report: Chicago, Sept. 12, 2008

    Evicted from Hermès?! Haha! That hasn't happened to me yet, I haven't lived!

    Wished I could be there meeting you and all the others, but not only am on the wrong continent, m'girl is having her...
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    Re: SotD Friday 12 Sept-08

    I was at Etro and decided to try 'Messe de Minuit' expecting damp stone and incense. Whoa! Spice and vinegar! I asked my daughter what she thought: "Okonomiyaki!"

    :eek:

    I did get some myrrh...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9 September-08

    Riannon! I almost used Theorema today too! I had not used it for some time, but after you suggested it as my SotD I remember how lovely and enticing it is.

    This morning though I was in a rush and...
  67. Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, September 6, 2008 ★★★ OPPOSITE-GENDER FR

    In the midst of these lovely, exciting and some very touching words, I am sorry I only have this to share - 'Bulgari pour Homme' makes me smell like drycleaning just back from the laundry....
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    Re: SotD Friday 5 September

    Arcana Soap's Quim. Nothing like boozy dark chocolate and banana creme to get m'spirits up this damp, soggy day. Tomorrow if the rain continues I shall wear 'Last Hours of the Empire'...
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    Re: Any Good Coffee Scents?

    Please don't let Original Santal stop you from Santal Noble. I love sandalwood and really, REALLY, dislike Original Santal. Well, on me - so maybe we have similar skin chemistry. (I hope so because...
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    Re: ! ! ! !the Bargain Of The Centuary ! ! !

    Bravo! I'm always hoping that'll happen with the scent(s!) I like. Now I have concrete evidence that it can happen. :p

    May you enjoy your Addict with much glee and bliss! :laugh:
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 September

    Arcana Soaps' The Tired Hedonists Club. I am tired and I'm a wannabee hedonist. :coolold:
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    Re: SotD 2 september Tuesday

    Riannon's sagacious choice finds me wearing the elusive, spellweaving Theorema by Fendi that livened up this damp, dreary day. Thank you so much, Riannon. :wave:
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    Re: SotD Monday 1 September

    Guerlain's Iris Ganache. Quietly uplifting for these unquiet times.
  74. Re: Quim by Arcana - dark chocolate orange and banana creme

    You're welcome! I've come to know of a lot of scents from you all and I'm glad to be able to bring something new to other's notice.

    Yes, I'm not sure Lao Tze meant it that way, but then again...
  75. Re: Quim by Arcana - dark chocolate orange and banana creme

    You are right that it is British, but words do get around, especially of that kind. :rolleyesold:
  76. Re: Quim by Arcana - dark chocolate orange and banana creme

    What? You think not many outside of the UK read The Pearl or that longwinded guy named Joyce? :D



    The creator of Quim chose this quote to accompany it:
    " The softest things in the world...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 29 August

    Quim by Arcana.
    Nummies!

    I never know if it's the right day I'm posting in and now with the threads being locked I find I can't fit in the ones I've missed. It's rather liberating in a way, I...
  78. Quim by Arcana - dark chocolate orange and banana creme

    Part of Arcana's recent Tao update. Seemingly just orange liquer in the bottle, on the skin it bloomed into intoxicating Grand Marnier with fragrant cognac and macerated bitter orange, luxurious dark...
  79. Thread: Possets Thread

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    Re: Possets Thread

    I am back! I bring you all *trumpet sounds*

    The Return of the Incredibly Inadequate Reviews!



    I'm glad it helped! One of the Basenote threads I always look in is the one about online...
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    Re: Anyone Try Serge Noire yet?

    Hiya! It's fine and light, a catalogue of the past scents in succession: on me, smoky Fumerie Turque, + lavendar -> Gris Clair, + honey -> Chergui, +spices -> Arabie.. and so on, jasmine too,...
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    Re: high end fragrance for my mother

    They're lovely. La Chasse Aux Papillons in particular is a 'happy' scent like Happy, makes me feel all cheered up. :) If you come across "24 Faubourg Eau Delicate" by Hermès, do give it a try...
  82. Thread: Possets Thread

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    Re: Possets Thread

    Wow, you all sound like you're having fun. :happy:

    Western Hills is like nectarines going on to greengage plums, fresh cut grass and sweetness underneath but not sugary. Um, not on me anyway....
  83. Thread: Possets Thread

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    Re: Possets Thread

    Try again and report back please! :D Most people who reviewed mentioned jasmine and one on the forum said florals and ashtray. I have just about all the other Valentines but this one, doh!

    It's...
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    Re: Scent for a little lady...

    Yay! It's all the bottle I'm afraid. :D I do prefer Le Chevrefeuille to Petite Cherie too. When I was eleven, I wanted a chemistry set. How about something like Suzanne Lang's blending kit? There...
  85. Re: Parfumerie Generale Private Collection L'Ombre Fauve - Mini Review

    Oh, ja. On me it's like it's thrown a wolf hide over me. I feel like I should beat my fists on my chest, but that would probably hurt.

    I love the PGs! :p
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    Re: cant get enough of.

    Matthew, keep them in your shoeboxes lah! If I had more space I'd keep them for you. At least your Ma-ta not like mine, don't have a 'throw away when you not home' mentality, oi!

    Oh, BTW, I love...
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    Re: SotD Friday 15 August

    Oh! I love Farouche and used it in my teen years, don't have anymore now. Am glad you still have some and am enjoying it. :p

    SotD for me is Montale's Sunset Flowers. It's like a cocktail and...
  88. Thread: Montale Reviews

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    Re: Montale Reviews

    Hi everyone!

    Took a couple days off, the Montale ouds were starting to take over my room, clothes and skin! Soo.. the middle of the week I tried:

    White Aoud
    Hmmm.. I love this! It's like Gripe...
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    Re: Scent for a little lady...

    Goutal's Petite Chérie in the butterfly bottle! She'll love you forever! Well, she already does.. more forever! When my daughter was 14 she asked for YSL's Babydoll. She rather likes Chopard's Wish...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 14 August

    Arcana's Alhambra, rosemary pick-me-up with honeyed pomegranate. Especially good relief when coming down with the cold or flu.

    Happy 12th and many more Tigrushka! :)
    ("Tigrushka", love the way...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 13 August

    Aoud Ambre, Montale.
    Wow, this has been an especially exciting SotD thread. *sprays Bach Rescue Remedy*

    Happy Belated Birthday ComDiva! Hope you're feeling better. :)
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 12 August

    White Aoud, Montale
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    Re: SotD Sunday 10 August

    Montale Aoud Ambre this rainy afternoon, Serge Luten 'Daim Blond' this cool night.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 9 August

    Montale Mukhallat. My new name is Strawberry Shortcake!
  95. Thread: Montale Reviews

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    Re: Montale Reviews

    :p "I love you more than chocolate!"

    I am so glad for this thread for the advice, and for the insight on how the same scent can be different or similar on another. I hope to make a wise choice and...
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    Re: What fragrance smells "magical" to you

    Diorama. In there is a whole world waiting to appear before your mind's eye. :-)
  97. Thread: Montale Reviews

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    Re: Montale Reviews

    I've been using Possets for a year now, Possets are mainly gourmandy goodness. Very nice owner too (yes, with a keen sense of humour :rolleyes:).
  98. Thread: Montale Reviews

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    Re: Montale Reviews

    The pretty boy swashbuckler who seems to have a perchant for things French. ;)

    Coincidently I tried Black after Flowers. I'd imagined it the Kouros of Montale, but it's nothing shocking - it...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 06 August 08

    Montale Aoud Flowers.
    Not sure if this is the right date, but this is the right board. Montale sezs this is a guy fragrance.
  100. Re: How women feel…...about men wearing some (marketed to) female scents?

    :toppie:
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