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    Re: SotD Wednesday 13 May

    I have never craved mint but, today I did and realized that the only thing I have in my wardrobe with mint is Wings for men. So I am sampling Wings today.
  2. Re: Please "bring it to the group" - how big is your FB collection?

    My FB collection is 64. Included in my published wardrobe of 88, 24 are minis. I have quadruplicates of Lavende Velours; triplicates of Jicky, Bal a Versialles, JPG Classique, and Cabotine; and...
  3. Re: General Consensus: What works best in fragrancing the home?

    You might want to experiment with mixing a bit of the Asian Poppy oil with 99% isopropyl alcohol to see if you can get it to burn in your lampe. You probably should use an older wick just until you...
  4. Re: 200 Ormonde Jayne samples to be won! (Plus a full bottle)

    Congratulations to everyone who has received an Ormonde Jayne sample and also to the lucky winner of the FB.
    I was holding on to hope since I posted right before at least one BNer who received a...
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    Re: Today I bought (April 2009 Purchases!)

    At Marshall's:
    Cerruti, 1881-edt
    Kenneth Cole, Black-edp
    Cacharel, Liberte-edt
    Lucky, #6-edp
    Guerlain, My Insolence-edt
    Benetton, Colors Homme-edt
    Benetton, Colors Woman-edt

    Somebody STOP...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 22 April

    Mitsouko...mmm...lovely
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    Re: What do you want

    Amouage Homage
    Mitsouko Extrait
    Joy Extrait (1930) not Eau de Joy (1955)
  8. Thread: Eau de Joy

    by analavande
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    Re: Eau de Joy

    http://www.perfumeprojects.com/museum/bottles/Eau_de_Joy.php
    According to this source, Eau de Joy was created in 1955 as an updated version of the original Joy.
  9. Re: How many bottles in your collection are blind buys?

    I have lost track however, I have had very few real disappointments.
  10. Re: 200 Ormonde Jayne samples to be won! (Plus a full bottle)

    ...BTW...what IS the correct answer?
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    Re: SotD Monday 20 April

    Salutations to all!
    Congratulations to all B'Day celebrators!
    Supplications to all those having difficulties...

    Tom Ford, Black Orchid
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    Re: Today I bought (April 2009 Purchases!)

    Sheer Halston EdT, Tom Ford Black Orchid EdT, and Bal a Versailles Edt, all at TJMaxx.
  13. Re: Applying fragrance right after shower? Yes or No?

    Like you, I bathe and shower at night because I do not want to bring the dirt and funk of the day into the bed with me. But, I also (quick) shower in the morning to help wake and warm myself up.
  14. Re: New to fragrance, please critique my samples order.

    Your sample list looks delightful. Have fun!
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    Re: I took the Secretions Magnifique plunge

    Thanks Diverdown.
    I really appreciate this review and I'm going to hold off on sampling the imfamous SM until I can arrange a 'blind' testing.
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    Re: My 2009 New Years resolutions...

    ...just for today...I won't spend any 'more' money.
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    Re: Are you ADDICTED to Millesime Imperial ?

    I don't know yet but, from the notes, it is likely that I will be...
  18. Re: 200 Ormonde Jayne samples to be won! (Plus a full bottle)

    Any winners yet?
  19. Re: Tang & Ubu's Excellent (Scent) Adventure™

    What an enjoyable post and excellent source of fragrance shopping information...I need to get out more...
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    Re: Today I bought (April 2009 Purchases!)

    7 Samples from TPC that I have been dying to try:
    Ava Luxe, Madame X
    Balmain, Ambre Gris
    Chanel, Allure Sensuelle
    Guerlain, Vetiver pour Elle
    Profumo.it, African Queen
    Tom Ford, Black Orchid...
  21. Re: What fragrance are you jealous that the other sex has?

    None.
  22. Re: Always nice, but sometimes stunning, phenomenal, jaw dropping

    Youth Dew Amber Nude was 'that' fragrance for me today. I do not know what happened. Usually the drydown turns insecticidal but, today is is heavenly...
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    Re: SotD Monday 6 April

    Youth Dew Amber Nude...mmmm I really like it...today.
  24. Re: 200 Ormonde Jayne samples to be won! (Plus a full bottle)

    Wow! Can't wait to see who wins!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 21 March

    No5
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    Re: SotD Friday 20 March - Vernal Equinox

    No.5
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    Re: Cuff links with casual wear?

    Amen!

    Rules...rules...rules...break some fashion rules...create your own style...be an avant-gardist...set some new trends...be confident and comfortable...have fun with your wardrobe...it AIN'T...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 19 March

    No.5
  29. Thread: Is it OK?

    by analavande
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    Re: Is it OK?

    Absolutely! I have claimed 5 of my husband's perfumes that I noticed he was not wearing very much.
  30. Re: Kilian fragrances available in travel collection - now available at Aedes

    VERY helpful and economical observation. Thanks. Now, I can go 'Straight to Heaven'
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 March

    the very citrusy green azzaro pure vetiver.
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    Norell and Perfumes, the Guide (Luca Turin and Tania Sanchez)
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    Re: Passed the 500 post mark.

    Congratulations from another Guerlainaholic!!!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 14 March

    Very last,:cry::cry: diluted drop :cry::cry:of 'Straight to Heaven':cry::cry::cry:...hurts so good...
  35. Re: News Special: Basenotes writer Liz Upton scoops prestigious UK Jasmine Award

    Congratulations Liz and Grant! That is one of my favorite articles!
  36. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 7, 2009 ★★★ Chypre

    Please do let us know what you find out. Especially the newbies(myself included) :confused: who are struggling so to get a grasp. Thanks:)
  37. Re: Weak TV series (11th Hour) airs lame episode: perfume's pheromones provoke murder

    Where are all the good writers?
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    Re: SotD Friday 13 March

    Guerlain Vetiver
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    Re: Jicky needs our help!!!

    Jicky and Bandit have my votes!
  40. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    Something I concocted to result in a pink/tan nude.
  41. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 7, 2009 ★★★ Chypre

    Kumquat and Moondeva,

    Thank you. Neither do I consider BLV Black (or many of the 'new chypres' ) to be a chypre. In fact, I have trouble accepting anything that does not fit the traditional...
  42. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 7, 2009 ★★★ Chypre

    I realize that this discussion is probably over but, if not, would someone please explain to me how this fragrance can be classified as a chypre? Thanks.
    Bvlgari Black
    * Top Notes
    *...
  43. Re: Real Oud, Real Musk, Real Ambergris -- What Amazing Aromas

    Yes, you are right. I guess we (I) initially come from our level of experience-- mine being elementary. I have grown a great deal from this experience and henceforth I will use something other...
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    Jean Patou,
    vintage Joy and 1000
  45. Re: Real Oud, Real Musk, Real Ambergris -- What Amazing Aromas

    Hello everyone,

    I hope your day has been pleasant. As I promised, here are my impressions for the last 3 of the 9 natural essences from abubakr al-misky. It has been an immense pleasure to...
  46. Re: Real Oud, Real Musk, Real Ambergris -- What Amazing Aromas

    Thank you for the 'heads up' bluemoon. I have found the ebay shop and bookmarked it.:)
  47. Re: Civet and hormonal cycle -- is there a link?

    Yes you are! 100%! I had such a time trying to compose and pose the right question? I pray that my phrasing has not been offensive to anyone. Thanks Aiona.
  48. Re: Real Oud, Real Musk, Real Ambergris -- What Amazing Aromas

    OH!..............................MY!..............................GRACIOUS!!!

    Hello Everyone,

    I hope you have had a pleasant day. I was going to wait until tomorrow to post the remaining...
  49. Re: Civet and hormonal cycle -- is there a link?

    Profumo,

    First of all, thank you for responding and, now, forgive my further questions. Please indulge me.

    When you say that 'perfume' is all psychology, I understand you to mean fragrances or...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 10 March

    Thanks to abubakr al-misky and purplebird
    I am sampling some Natural Essences:

    Ambergris (White)
    Musk (Red)
    Musk (White)
    Oud (Dehn Misk Maliki Supreme/Oil of Kings Musk Supreme.
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    Re: The Death of Jean Patou 1000

    (Sigh) My shopping cart at TPC grows more and more full...
  52. Re: Newbie doesn't wanna speak like a newbie thread

    Here is yet another link to you might want to check out. A french man pronouncing Millesime Imperial.

    http://forvo.com/word/mill%C3%A9sime_imp%C3%A9rial/
  53. Re: Civet and hormonal cycle -- is there a link?

    Aiona,
    I developed a keen sense of smell during my 3 pregnancies (especially during first trimester) and I was absolutely miserable. I could smell everything. I was like a hound dog. I was okay...
  54. Re: Newbie doesn't wanna speak like a newbie thread

    Here is an older thread that talks about the correct pronunciation of Millesime ;)
    http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=189151
  55. Re: Real Oud, Real Musk, Real Ambergris -- What Amazing Aromas

    Thanks for your vote of confidence purplebird. I always appreciate your input and your impressions here at BN. I am thoroughly enjoying the oils and I am probably taking a bit more time with them. ...
  56. Re: Real Oud, Real Musk, Real Ambergris -- What Amazing Aromas

    Igor01, Thanks for your input. I would love to, someday, sample some of the Borneo/Malaysia/Kalimantan oils that you mention. They sound wonderful.

    Hello again Everyone,

    I know that my kids...
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    Re: URGENT!!! Plagiarism Issue

    That is horrid!
    ...just a heads up...I do post on Fragrantica as Lavandana. The reviews are more simplified and brief than the ones (4 :o) that I have posted on Basenotes. I retain copies of all...
  58. Re: What fragrance have you been lusting after but probably won't ever buy for yourse

    YES!!! Those are two that I would also love to have but they are simply too expensive...right now.
    Amouage, Homage is another one at the top of my list.
  59. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 7, 2009 ★★★ Chypre

    I will have to read the article referenced above by Lizzie J. I am still puzzled and refuse to accept anything to be a chypre unless it contains a top of bergamot, a floral, fruit, green, or what...
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    Cabotine gift set, Gres
    Amor Amor, Cacharel
    Another EA Green Tea
    all from TJ Maxx...all fresh and nice.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 7 March

    EL, Azuree

    * Top Notes
    * Aldehyde, Bergamot, Gardenia.
    * Middle Notes
    * Jasmin, Cyclamen, Ylang-Ylang, Orris .
    * Base Notes
    * Patchouli, Leather, Oakmoss, Amber, Musk...
  62. Re: Real Oud, Real Musk, Real Ambergris -- What Amazing Aromas

    Hello Everyone! I apologize that I am one day later than I intended with sharing my impressions of the first 2 of 9 natural essences. They are, indeed, very complex and change as the day wears on....
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    Re: SotD Friday 6 March

    Sampling ouds:
    Cambodian, classic
    Cambodian, Junnid
  64. Re: Real Oud, Real Musk, Real Ambergris -- What Amazing Aromas

    I am resurrecting this thread because I have the privilege of sampling these natural oils which purplebird has already sampled and written her impressions. Though I have been 'concocting' essential...
  65. Thread: Ivana Trump

    by analavande
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    Re: Ivana Trump

    I think there may exist, be it ever so slight, an aversion to celebrity fragrances at BN.
  66. Re: I'm going to Disney World... which Guerlain exclusive to get?

    Oh! I love Epcot World Show Case. I always buy Jicky at the Guerlain boutique and I buy Roget & Gallet Lavender at the (I think it is called) Fancy Goods for Lords and Ladies. Sample Vetiver pour...
  67. Re: Help me find this mystery fragrance (bottle illustration and my description)

    I just stumbled upon it. It was only because of the excellent graphic skills of Framboise that it caught my attention. I hope her mystery has be solved. I know what it is like to search for a...
  68. Re: Help me find this mystery fragrance (bottle illustration and my description)

    Is this your mystery perfume?
    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Cristobal-Balenciaga/Talisman-440.html
  69. Re: Habit Rouge is the best oriental perfume in the world of fragances????

    I prefer Habit Rouge over Shalimar EDP. I'll hit you back with an update after I've sampled Shalimar extrait.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 1 March

    JPG Classique
  71. Re: Bond no. 9 Brooklyn bottle design contest!

    Here is direct link from bondno9 website:
    http://www.bondno9.com/images/download/bond-no-9_bottle.jpg

    Also, here is copy of official rules:
    One Brooklyn bottle design isn’t enough.
    We need...
  72. Re: Given the chance, what would you name a perfume?

    Habibi/Habibti Attar
  73. Re: Great Nail Polish Discovery

    Thanks for the info. Summer is coming (eventually) and I would love something that is a little more durable for my toenails.
  74. Re: Real Oud, Real Musk, Real Ambergris -- What Amazing Aromas

    Thanks for sharing your impressions. You've got me very intrigued. PM'd with regard to sampling.
  75. Re: General Consensus: What works best in fragrancing the home?

    Lampe Berger is extremely effective.
  76. Re: The Palisander Conspiracy, Part II: The Mystery of M7

    Please keep writing...you are hilarious. LOL !!!
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    Re: What is the word I am looking for?

    ion word for touch:
    taction
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    Re: What is the word I am looking for?

    Gastronomic?
    The adjectival form of gastronomy which is the art or science of good eating.

    Nevermind
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    Re: Today I bought ... February 2009 PURCHASES

    Dimples, As THE #1 Jicky fanatic, I completely understand your sadness..:cry::cry::cry: I would be devastated. You are so generous and don't deserve such a mishap. I hope and pray that you will...
  80. Re: Giveaway: Histoires de Parfums samples and discount code [US only]

    Received my samples this week!
    Thanks again to BN, Grant, and Katie!
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    Re: Today I bought ... February 2009 PURCHASES

    Spotted and purchased from Marshall's, JPG Classique purse atomizer with 2 refills,
    and EA Green tea gift set.
  82. Re: Congratulations Mikeperez23 on your 10,000th Post

    CONGRATULATIONS! :DMikeperez23:D
  83. Re: Did you get anything nice on Valentine's Day?

    Like Wordbird, I am happy to get my hubby home after an international business trip. He brought back lots of goodies and was patient while I checked Marshall's and TJ Maxx for fragrance goodies. I...
  84. Re: SotD Saturday 14 February - St. Valentine's Day

    I ended up using the rest of my sample of Amber & Lavender, Jo Malone. Lovely.
  85. Re: Did you get anything nice on Valentine's Day?

    Kewart, What a nice surprise from your DH.

    My DH returns from Business trip this afternoon (London and Moscow)........???

    VM I hate civet, (I love civet.) Cruising sounds like fun. I'm going...
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    Re: Just wanted to say Hello to everyone.

    Hello and Welcome purrpixie !!!
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    Re: No More Guelain Shalimar

    Please, I think that the EdT (and the EdC ) are the reasons I have not be able to fall in love with Shalimar. I Have an FB of EdC-- what a waste of money that was for me.
  88. Re: Damn ! I need an ultra-strength room deodorizer

    I have been singing the praises of Lampe Berger for about 8 years and I am ashamed I did not know about them earlier. Please try one. They are marvelous. The Parfums Berger room sprays are also...
  89. Re: Damn ! I need an ultra-strength room deodorizer

    That is absolutely horrid! I live in a rural area with many different odor challenges from decomposing 'Lord knows what', to septic field evaporation, to our own horses' urine and manure, and the...
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    Re: Homage by Amouage

    I agree 100%. I LOVE this attar. Very well said as, also, is your entire review. Homage is definitely worth having in your collection if you love citrus, roses, and/or frankincense.
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    Re: Today I bought ... February 2009 PURCHASES

    From a fellow BN'r. I am grateful and excited.

    Bal a Versailles EDT, I currently have the EdC and I love it.
    J'Adore, This, I confess is an un-remembered sniff, but I like the notes.
    Bandit,...
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    Re: The Palisander Conspiracy

    THAT was HILARIOUS !!!!

    O M Gracious!
    You should send it to someone for publication. LOL
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    Re: How do *you* sample fragrances?

    When I am operating in left brain, I follow these steps precisely with step 7 being more of a mental note.

    When I am operating in right brain, I just follow steps 2 and 4,often making myself sick...
  94. Re: Giveaway: Histoires de Parfums samples and discount code [US only]

    Me too! woo hoo! Thanks again!
  95. Re: Giveaway: Histoires de Parfums samples and discount code [US only]

    Thanks for the 'heads up' Grant. I sent my info at 10.15am CST. I hope I wasn't too late.
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    Re: SotD 10 February

    First I made myself sick (to the point of experiencing asthmatic symptoms) while trying to improve the new and flat L'Air du Temps. I was mixing, layering, applying and sniffing...then I steamed and...
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    Re: Do you know which perfumes use spikenard

    The Basenotes directory lists 5 when I type spikenard in the notes area.
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    Re: To scrub or not to scrub?

    I know Nostalgie! There has got to be something that will resuscitate this (once grand, I'm sure) madame. Even this evening as I head out to assist with the Youth at my church, I have laid her over...
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    Re: To scrub or not to scrub?

    I am very patient and merciful. I give it time to develop. If it seems it just is not for me, then, I try layering it with something, I deem, is compatible. AND, I give it several opportunities...
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    Re: 7 deadly sins of perfume

    LOL!!! Nostalgie, you are so right about the current L'Air du Temps being the fragrance for 'envy'! During my teens, I desperately lusted after THAT bottle that I saw time and time again in all the...
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