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  1. 20% off at BlackbirdBallard.com today and tonight only.

    Blackbird is giving 20% off with code NEWLY until the sun rises tomorrow, 4/25.
  2. Thread: Speed

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    Re: Speed

    It's slow today for me. Also, when I post my SOTD I got a page full of gobbledygook.

    Adding: I just posted another SOTD and it was gobbledygook-free.
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    Re: One piece suit Vs two piece

    http://image.news.livedoor.com/newsimage/b/8/b8e60_239_75a342a9_f405b8af-m.jpgActually, it was released in 2012
    http://feeds.animekon.com/news-50366.html
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    Re: One piece suit Vs two piece

    Two piece for me! http://img.makeupalley.com/6/1/7/0/2755791.JPG


    I bet you could!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UutiBRDxJ0U
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    It's yours Kellyi!
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    Up for grabs to someone with a US address: an 8 ml refill spray via Scentbird of Donna Karan Verbena
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    Re: The hednic Appreciation Thread

    Congratulations Hednic!

    #1 Google ranking:
    http://img.makeupalley.com/6/1/7/0/2756361.JPG
  8. Re: Is Armani Prive ever discounted anywhere? Or... is it too well controlled for that?

    I have a vague recollection of a few lucky Basenoters finding Armani Prive refill bottles at Marshalls or Ross many years ago. I think most of them were Ambre Soie.

    Adding: found this old post
  9. Re: Papillon/Slumberhouse Sadanne/MFK Pluriel/Hermes/LeLabo/Guerlain/Tauer/Roja/Malle/Creed Acqua

    Many thanks for all you have contributed to the Basenotes community and best of luck with your future endeavors.
  10. Re: Is Armani Prive ever discounted anywhere? Or... is it too well controlled for that?

    There are some Armani Prives on beautyspin that are discounted.
  11. Thread: Off-Topic

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QOeVhFV0zDc
    I was told the man is speaking in Portuguese and is basically saying "Come here. Let's film. Come drink a little." Then he says "He follows me around....
  12. Re: The 'basis' of basenotes forum setup question

    I think Basenotes uses VBulletin's forum software. It may be more private than Facebook and Google, but nothing's perfect: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/399335-Failed-Login-Notification-emails.
  13. Re: Any DIYers/real-live perfumers offer oils for use in Lampe Bergers or other catalytic lamps?

    You're the best - thank you!
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    Re: Diddy returns to fragrance with 3AM

    Maybe there'll be a flanker: Booty Call.
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    Sticky: Re: Petition to oppose the ban of oakmoss ..

    I'm going with cartel.
  16. Re: Flankception, what's the deepest a company has gone with a flanker?

    Indeed!
  17. Re: Flankception, what's the deepest a company has gone with a flanker?

    Narciso Rodriguez drives me crazy.http://img.makeupalley.com/6/1/7/0/2751192.JPG
  18. Any DIYers/real-live perfumers offer oils for use in Lampe Bergers or other catalytic lamps?

    I'm not thrilled with the scents currently available for use in these lamps. They cost too much considering the scents are generic and boring. I think there may be a market for better offerings.
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    Re: Jo Malone Wood Sage & Sea Salt

    Due to the buzz I was really close to blind buying WS&SS body creme but instead I recently got some samples through eBay. Bullet dodged.
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    Re: Basenotes.net blank front page

    I get a blank home page if I enter from basenotes.net. If I enter through another part of the site (http://www.basenotes.net/activity.php or http://www.basenotes.net/forum.php) and then click on the...
  21. Re: question about PAO ( period after opining )

    As far as an expiration date goes: I don't want to use skin care that's old, but as others have said, fragrance is different. I go by my nose, not a date on the label. Something can start to turn...
  22. Thread: Off-Topic

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    The man getting shaved was smart to keep his eyes shut.
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    Re: Annick Goutal candles

    I agree! I think most good candles make a fine gift for almost anyone on any occasion. The Noel candles are especially nice to use as a hostess gift around the holidays.
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    Re: Annick Goutal candles

    The AG Noel candles are half off right now at Barneys Warehouse. There's a couple Cire Trudons at 30% off too. Dayna Decker, Alora, DL & Co and Barney's own brand have some offerings marked down...
  25. Re: Lesson learned: How an Ebay buyer ripped me off...

    When people refer to a "rule" or a "law" it often helps to ask them to please show you the rule or law they are talking about. EBay does have rules that users agree to follow, but I bet she never...
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    Re: Burger King again

    It appears you are correct.
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    Re: Burger King again

    My curiosity got the better of me so I sent my son out to Burger King today to see if he could get me a bottle of what is, no doubt, a truly terrible fragrance and some chicken fries. While he...
  28. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Maybe there's a woods nearby and they take daily walkies.
  29. Re: Basenotes Admin Playing an April Fools Prank?

    Vintage Basenotes - it's the best formulation ever!
  30. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Hear hear!
  31. Re: What you will select from the house of "Bruno Acampora"?

    In order of preference, I have and love Nero in oil, Musc in EDP and oil, Iranzol in shampoo/body wash and Prima T in oil. I plan to get Nero in EDP and shampoo once it's available and I'm waiting...
  32. Thread: Molecule 01

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    Re: Molecule 01

    I agree. I especially like it layered with L'Antimatiere.
  33. Re: Fragrance search limited to one's own wardrobe

    What a great idea!
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    Re: My first trip to Scent Bar!

    Happy Anniversary! You're going to have a great time at Scent Bar! The staff are skilled at suggesting scents to test based on what you tell them and then on your reactions to what you first try...
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    Re: New Moderators!

    What wonderful choices! Congratulations and thanks for pitching in!
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    My profession had nothing to do with perfume, sadly. I do find it odd, and unfortunate, that the batch number was unreadable. I've tested three batches of Aventus and only found one appealing but...
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    That seller doesn't do returns but you may have more luck using eBay's money back guarantee. Good luck!
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    Sticky: Re: Creed Queries & Discussions.

    Is this it? http://img.makeupalley.com/6/1/7/0/2738959.JPG
  39. Re: I've stopped receiving email notification of PMs

    Notifications from posts 33 and 35 from this thread were sent to me 13 and five minutes and nine minutes ago respectively. Post 34 was skipped for some reason.
  40. Re: So "Pierre Montale" doesn't even exist and isn't even an original French company..

    This blog post on the subject is interesting: http://memoryofscent.com/2011/10/11/pierre-montale-does-he-exist/
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    I sprayed once on my wrists over 20 hours ago and although it's faded considerably, I can detect it now from 5" away.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Kiste

    I didn't order Zahd but received an unmarked sample from Slumberhouse this morning. I'm assuming it's Kiste. The timing was great; I was just about to pull the trigger on a Twisted Lily order that...
  43. Re: Need hair product recommendations for son.

    Thank you Runstile!
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    Re: Info on fraud on BN marketplace?

    It looks really good. Thanks for all the work and thought put into this. No other fragrance site has anything like this.
  45. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    Here's another view of his tattoos: http://data2.whicdn.com/images/4701299/large.jpg
    Below his collarbone is “no confio en nadie mucho menos en putas” - I don't trust anyone especially not bitches...
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    Re: Info on fraud on BN marketplace?

    When I've seen people discussing bad marketplace experiences I get nosy and look at the feedback left by the complainer. More often than not, there's no negative or even neutral feedback there. Not...
  47. Re: Would you ask this guy what fragrance he's wearing?

    ms 13?
  48. Re: 20% off at FourSeasonsProducts.com with code SPRING15

    You're very welcome Hednic. BTW, I was able to use the code today on an item on clearance.
  49. 20% off at FourSeasonsProducts.com with code SPRING15

    http://fourseasonsproducts.com/

    http://img.makeupalley.com/6/1/7/0/2733146.JPG
  50. Re: Ebayer Quelestuchesameredbrulerenenfer Aka JP Grosvenor legit? Anyone have experience with this

    You said he sent a shipping label. Have you been communicating by email instead of using eBay's message system?

    To use eBay's system start by clicking the "ask a question" thing on the original...
  51. Re: Is anyone familiar with Pecksniff's England?

    LusciousCargo.com used to carry the Pecksniff's line so when I saw Pecksniff's liquid hand soap at Marshalls I picked some up in Sandalwood & Vanilla and Grapefruit & Citron. They were okay. The...
  52. Re: Ebayer Quelestuchesameredbrulerenenfer Aka JP Grosvenor legit? Anyone have experience with this

    Here's his eBay page: http://www.ebay.com/usr/quelestichesameresbrulerenenfer

    Adding: this Fragrantica thread is a fun read: http://www.fragrantica.com/board/viewtopic.php?id=104918
    See post 35...
  53. Re: Ebayer Quelestuchesameredbrulerenenfer Aka JP Grosvenor legit? Anyone have experience with this

    Sorry you got something other than what you expected. I hope you get all your money back.
    His eBay name brings to mind another rather infamous seller who has a reputation for buying empty bottles,...
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    Re: A self promoting thread

    Very happy for you THEdition!
  55. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Bird and dog lovers have some cool things to watch on live cams today.

    Right now a service dog is giving birth to a litter:
    http://explore.org/live-cams/player/service-dog-project-nursery-cam
    ...
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    Advent intends to sell Douglas

    Reuters March 6, 2015



    "FRANKFURT (Reuters) - U.S. buyout group Advent is preparing an exit from German perfume chain Douglas and has asked JP Morgan and Goldman Sachs to organize a sale or...
  57. Re: 'There is a furor within me'...Serge Lutens speaks: poetic statement meaning..?

    Serge could do a TV commercial for Lincolns.
  58. Re: Saw a message about "helping" with something when I signed on.....

    I thought the lovely part was only in the message I got.
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    Re: What would George Clooney wear?

    Josef Statkus
  60. Re: Saw a message about "helping" with something when I signed on.....

    No, I am saying that it seemed that way to me because I am a Plus member and the link I received in my reddened message led me to information I can now access in the forum for plus members. I don't...
  61. Re: Saw a message about "helping" with something when I signed on.....

    It seemed like that message was only for Basenotes Plus members. http://www.basenotes.net/threads/400313-New-Picture-Upload-Feature-and-GIVEAWAY!!!!!?p=3398121#post3398121
  62. Thread: Ambergris

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    Re: Ambergris

    I am very sorry that happened. I tried to find this seller but couldn't because eBay won't give member's names out when you only have an email address unless you've had a recent transaction with...
  63. Re: March Madness Extravagaza at 99Perfume.com 22% Off

    Thank you!
  64. Re: Massiel @ the Dior Boutique Vegas is awesome

    Thank you for taking on this project Aaron.
  65. Re: I Really Hate........ (The, "I Really Hate" Thread)

    I've always assumed he was hiding hickeys.
  66. Re: Is It A Safe Bet That If You Still Have A Thick Head Of Hair At 44, You Probably Won't Go Bald?

    My dad is 89 and has a full head of hair but for the last couple months I've noticed it's starting to get thinner.
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    Re: Your perfect fragrance?????

    Welcome Caraaamarie! What school are you attending and which class has assigned this project to you? It sounds fabulous!!
  68. Re: I Really Hate........ (The, "I Really Hate" Thread)

    I hate that I didn't say these things first.

    I also hate that IFRA decision-makers seem more intent on causing crappy reformulations that do less to protect anyone's health than to increase the...
  69. Thread: Off-Topic

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    I've been loving all the videos that have been posted - from my email. Thanks to all of you! It took me more than 6 1/2 minutes to wait for this page to load so I could post this one. In the...
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    Re: About Fragrance Concentrations

    I bought a couple of scents on eBay recently. One was listed as an EDP and the other as deodorant. I received the former and it turned out to be what I was hoping for when I bought it: extrait de...
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    please delete - code expired

    ( ՞ਊ ՞)☝
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    Re: Latest News page

    I'd like to be able to edit or delete a comment made to an article.
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    Re: Why you Guys Prefer Online Shopping?

    My dad needs constant care. It isn't easy to find someone to fill in for me so I can go shopping.
  74. Re: Looking for some Byredo Pulp - PM me if you want to sell

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Byredo-Pulp-/221700186777?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item339e5c6299
    not affiliated
  75. Re: Need hair product recommendations for son.

    These are great recommendations, thank you!
  76. Need hair product recommendations for son.

    He has fine hair that's cut really short on the sides and fades to very long on top. If combed forward it goes just above his lips. He wears it in a pompadour usually and needs a new product that...
  77. AbdesSalaam Attar to teach 5 day perfume seminar : "Making Perfumes is Easy"

    That sounds like heaven!
  78. Chloe Prasinos for NPR: The Scents And Sensibility Of LA's Nosy New Perfume Enthusiasts

    You can listen here: http://www.npr.org/2015/02/22/388245432/the-scents-and-sensibility-of-las-nosy-new-perfume-enthusiasts

    "The sense of smell is a powerful trigger — capable of calling to mind...
  79. Re: Divatologist's application method for prolonged longevity. Does it work for you?

    I did take something from her method and use it for myself: Unless it's really cold in the bathroom, which is rare in So Cal, I rinse myself with cool water to close my pores before turning off...
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    expired - please delete

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    Re: Hermes Eau de Gentiane Blanche at Amazon

    My box arrived today. I already had a scent on so I spray my dad and son. It works much better on my son. On Dad it dried down to a "bitter sort of green aftertaste" as described by Hednic. On my...
  82. Re: PerfumeHunt-Rare and discontinued perfume hunting services!

    Move over Anitra Earle, there's a new perfume detective in town! Best of luck to you Pasxos!!
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    Re: Hermes Eau de Gentiane Blanche at Amazon

    Thanks for the review Hednic. I'm looking forward to trying it even more now.
  84. Re: New Fragrance : Sex Tape - The Bohemian Society

    For the wannabe illuminutti on your Christmas gift list?
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    Re: Failed Login Notification emails

    After I remember my current password, I'll change it.
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    Re: Hermes Eau de Gentiane Blanche at Amazon

    Yay! Thank you!! I didn't even have to pay tax or shipping. ☆*・゜゚・*\(^O^)/*・゜゚・*☆
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    It's yours! Please send me your name and address.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home: January - May 2015

    I received the second installment of my prize today: a decant of Judith Lieber Night. I'd love to pass it along to another US-based BN frequent poster.
  89. Barneys.com has a few things marked down

    There are substantial reductions in some items from 10 Corso Como, Terveer, Apothia, iPdF, Hierbas de Ibiza, L'Wren Scott, Nana de Bary and RXR Profumo. There are smaller discounts on some from The...
  90. Thread: Women ADG

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    Re: Women ADG

    D&G Light Blue

    Previous discussion: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/223535-Acqua-di-Gio-or-similar-scent-for-women
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    Re: Majorly peeved off with FragranceNet

    I get much better customer service from fragrancenet if I call them. Sending emails does little except to document the effort.
  92. Thread: Samples

    by socalwoman
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    Re: Samples

    You can go to websites for various brands and see if they have samples or sample sets available for sale. If they don't, you could contact them by email and ask how you can buy samples. Often, they...
  93. Re: STRONGEST, More Masculine-Leaning Candle Scent?

    The Cire Trudon I snagged is called Yaz Bukey. It supposedly is a violet and leather but I can only smell leather from the yet-to-be lit candle.

    I use this candle warmer...
  94. Re: STRONGEST, More Masculine-Leaning Candle Scent?

    I got a very masculine-smelly Cire Trudon at barneyswarehouse.com. When I bought it, I had a code for another 40% off, bring it down from the original price of $95 to $36+tax.

    I don't know if ...
  95. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Whooo knew owls could be domesticated? Loved that!

    I love all the submissions in this thread. Generally I only read them in my email and don't respond to them and say so though because it...
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    Re: Petition to ban acronyms

    FWIW, there's a sticky in JSO.
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    Re: Miniature Bottles

    Accessories for Fragrance is a great place to get little bottles.
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    Re: Tester way more potent than retail juice

    Okay, I'll try to improve my writing by expressing myself more like you do.
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    Re: Suggestion - fragrance directory

    After using the directory search engine and getting back a number of scents, it'd be nice to be able to order them by average rating.

    It would also be great to be able to search a wardrobe by...
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    Re: Tester way more potent than retail juice

    Based on my personal experience and from what has been written by others who have been collecting a very long time, it's much more likely that any difference between bottles is due to batch...
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