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  1. Thread: Ineke

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    Re: Ineke

    So true. I'd like to see more houses offer smaller 10-15 ml purse-sized sprays or solids, too, especially if they are going to crack down on decanting.

    BTW for anyone considering a full bottle,...
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    Re: My lovely wife

    If you've been lurking here, you'e probably heard this before (from more experienced noses than mine) but just in case, I'll reiterate what I think, speaking as a wife, is great advice for any...
  3. Thread: Ineke

    by coumarin
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    Re: Ineke

    I'm wearing After My Own Heart a lot lately and am likely to get Balmy Days... for summer. I got the price of the sample set discounted from my FB purchase at the Ineke site. Definitely worth a try.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for March 2007)

    Fendi edp 1.7 (bargain impulse blind buy which I will probably live to regret) and a mini of Guerlain Vetiver edt -- probably should have been the other way around.
  5. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Good evening, all. I finished out the week in Nahema, a sentimental favorite as it was my first grown-up perfume, and its the one I've worn the longest, if not the most frequently. It's a lush rose...
  6. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Jean-Paul Guerlain created Nahιma, which means "daughter of fire," reportedly inspired by French actress Cathιrine Deneuve.

    Nahema is a rich, brocaded rose oriental on the classic Guerlain base.
    ...
  7. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Happy Birthday, Lady in Black!! Many happy :birthdays: :birthdays: :birthdays: :birthdays: :birthdays: :birthdays:

    Eluard, I'm glad to hear you're feeling better. With the roadkill and the...
  8. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    ComDiva, I'm both inspired and jealous to hear of your Mitsouko epiphany -- I guess there is hope for me yet, just not today... I tried Mitsouko parfum for Hesperidic Wednesday, and still get...
  9. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    I can't claim any expertise, but I have been told that Guerlain PDT is the same strength as EDP (I have vintage Nahema in PDT, and it seems comparable in strength and smoothness to the contemporary...
  10. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Great description of Rose Barbare, my Tuesday chypre. Watch out for the "yet." I started out feeling that is was nice but not essential, then I got a decant, and it's been growing on me a little more...
  11. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Glad we're all back now -- and with such wonderful photos. Those bee bottles are amazing. And poetry too!

    (Argghhhh. After Sunday's outage, I was thrilled to see us back up on Monday, only to...
  12. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Hi again-- I am officially *loving* my decant of Vol de Nuit edt.

    First impressions: I get the bug-spray thing for a minute or two, until the alcohol/citrus blend calms down, then it smells warm...
  13. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Vol de Nuit arrived in today's mail, so I just took a hot shower in preparation for my first wearing. Wow -- it's not very strong, but so far it's lovely. I need to spritz and sniff some more.
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  14. Re: If u were given $500.00 for perfume spending...

    Rose Barbare
    a fresh bottle of Nahema
    Daim Blond
    Tabac Blond extrait (vintage -- in the tassled box)
    Tann Rokka (backordered since before Christmas)
    Diptyque Ofresia for spring

    Well that's...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 10 March

    Woke up in Shalimar for my official first Guerlain -- now I'm in L'Instant (nice contrast of old and new orientals, plus its more Saturday morning-ish). I'm hoping the postman arrives with my Vol de...
  16. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Hi Aunt Daisy -- I'm in L'Instant edp this Oriental Saturday morning, and while I can't specifically compare it to the edt, I do find it has fairly good longevity on me (as long as I moisturize...
  17. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    As the semi-official orphan wrangler, you're killing me -- can't wait to find out which one! What day will you wear it?
  18. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Wow! No pressure of course Moondeva, but of your incredible collection, these lovely fragrances are still on the Guerlain orphan list (up to now at least). Surely the empress of layering could...
  19. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Oh Eluard, that post gave me chills. What a perfectly lovely, welcoming start to the week, and what perfect fragrance to choose! I'm so glad to be here with you all! And thanks to Elf for copying...
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    I just sent the following off via gmail -- hope it gets through:

    Celebrating Guerlain, March 10-16

    Dear Ms. Rousseau,

    I'm not sure if you are familiar with the Basenotes community -- an...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for March 2007)

    I just bought a decant of Mitsouko extrait (modern), hoping I'll find something more in it than I did with the EDT -- is that nuts? I'm hoping it arrives in time for Guerlain hesperidic day.

    Also...
  22. Thread: coach

    by coumarin
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    Re: coach

    I haven't tried it, but I would like to know more about it -- please ask her to post a review!
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    The balance has shifted -- there are now more different fragrances on the collective "to wear" list than on the orphan list! Woot woot!! Basenoters are now planning to wear 53 different Guerlain...
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    I've been saving my Guerlains, too -- I think I sometimes take old favorites for granted and I'm looking forward to re-experiencing my favorites all over again.
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    Great to see so many adoptions! I just updated the "orphans" list to reflect today's posts. Riannon, I'm afraid AA Pampelune shoud not have been on the orphan list before -- sorry.


    Go Tutti...
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    Hello again -- For anyone coming in late to the Grand and Glorious Guerlain Galivant Week thread, here's a recap of the plan to date. The week commences Saturday March 10. If you like structure, here...
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    Guerlain week starts March 10

    Last month's Serge Lutens Week was such a blast that we've been plotting a Guerlain Week over on the women's board. It would be great if you all could join us starting Saturday March 10. Here's the...
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    Thanks for sticking up for me Riannon, but no cause for eeeks :D I've been too buried in work to even post my SOTD (wrapping up a year-long project this week, yaaaay!!)

    Eluard, if you are game,...
  29. Re: Costes, incense, and the backs of my wrists

    I'll have to try Costes. I absolutely love 10 Corso Como, and the perfume sites always link the two as very similar -- woods and incense with a wonderfully piquant opening -- is it a coincidence that...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    I would love to hear what you think of the Voile de Jasmin -- it's one I've had my eye one. And glad to hear you have such a sweetie looking out for you!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 22 February

    Tann Rokka Kizu to calm me -- tough week!
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    Added!

    Sure! Those with preferences can post a projected lineup to this thread, and I'll periodically post a list of "unclaimed" scents in case anyone would like to "adopt" an orphan and...
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    Weel, maybe not *fearless* -- that Lutens Week will be a tough at to follow!


    No, no, no, I'm just having Hell Week at work -- a year long project launches Saturday a.m., so I'm seriously...
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    Good call -- I'll delete that line from the post, and we won't bother trying to rank them.


    Heck, I assumed all us intrepid pioneering spirits would be doing that anyway :D Thanks for the expert...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 21 February

    Ineke After My Own Heart.
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    Re: Guerlain Week?

    Yikes! I feel like I overslept :eek: Yes, per the poll-related thread, the fabulous Guerlain Week is scheduled to commence on Saturday, March 10. (I swear I was going to request a sticky post this...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    MPG Or des Indes.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 17 February

    Started out the day compairing Diptyque Ofresia and Ineke Balmy Days and Sundays (Ineke was winning). Just switched over to Tabac Blond.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 15 February

    Iris Poudre for this freezing windy day.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 14 February Valentine's Day

    wearing Guerlain Rose Barbare -- Happy Valentines Day to all!
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    Re: The Splendidly Scented Ladies' Book Club

    Hi Lynette! Glad to have you join the club.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Fess Up! Every 'pinched' a spray or two?

    Usually I am tempted but resist, but recently I gave in to the urge. I was at my parents house with my son taking down the Christmas tree for them while they were out. I had to walk past my Mom's...
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    Re: A happy discovery

    Also not sure how closely it matches GAP Grass, but Ineke's Balmy Days and Sundays is a nice fresh green grass fragrance:

    Per Basenotes:

    Top Notes
    * Freesia, Leafy Greens, Grass,

    ...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 13 February

    Daim Blond -- suede, iris, and tart apricots. Downside: compelling urge to buy a suede jacket...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    Lutens does 15ml purse sprays? On my side of the Atlantic?? Genius!!! Now I just need to find a place that sells them online... Anyone know?
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    Re: The Splendidly Scented Ladies' Book Club

    I love that passage! I had a stem of orchids in a bud vase on my desk all last week, but alas, no fragrance from them. Toalady, I love your recipe for reproducing that lush humid scent. I"ll wear...
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    Re: The Splendidly Scented Ladies' Book Club

    Thanks rtamara! Yes, I bet Antoinette would have worn a gardenia scent.

    The pervasiveness of racism struck me too --I think the story is more about racism than romance, and more disturbing for it....
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    Re: The Splendidly Scented Ladies' Book Club

    Well February 10th is finally here! I'm not sure if there is a plan I've missed out on (we're we supposed to chat?) but at any rate, I'm going to dive in and start talking about some of the perfumes...
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    Re: Death of Mitsouko Confirmed by Guerlain

    Me too.

    My timing is impeccable -- I just realized oakmoss is my favorite smell in time to find out it's been banned (rose absolute is up there, too) <sigh>
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    Ineke After My Own Heart -- a little spring preview.
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    Re: The Splendidly Scented Ladies' Book Club

    So what's the plan for Saturday? Are we meeting at a particular time in the chat room? Should we post general impressions? I've done my reading and note-taking, assembled a few relevant samples, and...
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    Re: My Flower week

    Yes, it's the coldest week of the winter so far here, and the florals are a refreshing distraction. I wore Chanel No. 19 edp today, and I've been testing Diptyque Ofresia, a lovely light green floral...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 7 February

    Rose Barbare today -- a true, fresh rose with good lasting power and a bit of chypre in the dry down.
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    Re: My Flower week

    Rose Barbare today, all by itself -- a true, fresh rose with good lasting power and a bit of chypre in the dry down. I' feeling very springy today, despite the deep freeze outside.
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    Re: My Flower week

    I'm saluting the rose family in 10 Corso Como today -- oud and rose is just a wonderful combination. There are other roses I need to try -- Paestum and L'A Voleurs for sure -- but so far Rose Barbare...
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    Re: Your thoughts on Tabac Blond

    Welcome to Basenotes chardonnay!

    Definitely try it -- I just absolutely love Tabac Blond. If I had to pick one fragrance to wear every day for the rest of my life, this would be it. It's...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 6 February

    10 Corso Como today, just freshened up with a little Diptyique Ofresia.
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    Re: Soth moday 5 february

    Champs Elysees to fight the arctic freeze outside -- brrrrr.
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    Re: My Flower week

    Hi rtamara! I'm in roses for Super Bowl day as well -- Nahema, Rose Barbare, and a bit of Montale Black Aoud. I will have to try Sa Majeste. Is it the honey note strong? I'm in kind of a floral mood,...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 4 February

    After playing around with some samples, I settled on Nahema PdT layered with parfum, and a little Rose Barbare -- like rtamara41, I'm in a floral mood.
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    Re: Noxzema for *scrubbers*!!

    Thanks for posting the links to these "cautionary tales" -- tooooooo funny :toppie:

    I'll go buy some Noxema now...
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    I think you're right -- "Leather/Animalic or Woody" for the Thursday category sounds like the best solution.
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    Thanks for the list additions! I agree that the leather/animalic category is a bit sparse -- do you think we might do better with a Woody/Green category instead?


    Hi Margareta! Glad you found us,...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3 February

    A split personality on this animalic/leather Saturday -- Cuir de Russie on the left arm, and Jolie Madame on the right.
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    Definitely -- I have one started, but will need some input from more experienced noses, especially on the men's scents.

    1) ORIENTAL
    Shalimar
    L'Heure Bleue
    Vol de Nuit
    L'Instant / Homme...
  67. Re: REMINDER ::: Sniff-n-Speak Saturday, Feb. 3>>>Animalics

    I'm trying two new scents today (well, new to me at least):

    Chanel Cuir de Russie (1924) - notes via Basenotes are Mandarin, Bergamot, Balsams, Spice Bush, Incense, Cade Wood, Rose, Jasmine,...
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    Re: The Great Layering Challenge (Outline)

    My first animalic/leather layering combo is LesNez L'Antimatiere with SL Daim Blond.

    On me, L'Antimatiere dries down to a comforting wool and musk scent with the faintest hint of refreshing mint,...
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    Thanks, Twolf, that's good to hear! I can definitely see integrating your approach by suggesting a "classic of the day" and "modern of the day", along with plenty of alternates for each day/category.
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    Hi Twolf! There are so many great Guerlains to choose from, I was thinking maybe we could group days by type of fragrance (and be pretty loose about assigning types). This could accomplish a few...
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    Hi Bloodylipstick! There's plenty of time to catch up. For the week of March 10-16, all Basenoters are invited to join in the Guerlain challenge by wearing Guerlain fragrances exclusively, and...
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    It would be cool if we could work out having all of the currently available Guerlain's worn at least once, and maybe some of the rarer ones, too. Maybe we need an inventory of the less common ones. I...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 2 February

    LesNez L'Antimatiθre -- thought I needed a palate cleanser in preparation for tomorrow's sniff-n-speak :D It actually held up pretty well throughout the day, with the help of jojoba oil and a...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for February 2007)

    A decant of Rose Barbare, and a mini of FM Parfum de Therese (yes, I'm thinking spring).
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    Guerlain it is! I'm going to propose March 10-16 -- running our week Saturday to Friday as we did for Lutens week, which seemed to work well. Can't wait!
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    Re: The Splendidly Scented Ladies' Book Club

    Great post djuna! You're right that there is a thread of dark green scents throughout the plot, and vetiver sounds perfect for that. I was struck by the way she used the scent of frangipanni in the...
  77. Re: Longing For Spring - What's in Your Scent Wardrobe?

    Great thread! I've been plotting spring scents, too, and craving transparent florals. Here's my list:

    Daim Blond (suede for spring)
    En Passant
    Ivoire de Balmain
    Tann Rokka (Kizu) transparent...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30 January

    Daim Blond for me today -- much better staying power now that I have a good-sized spritzer.
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    Re: Leather and Chanel No 19

    I have EDT and EDP I get a stronger, harsher leather note in the EDT, especially in the top notes and especially if I spray a lot in a concentrated spot. In the EDP, I get a softer, creamier, more...
  80. Re: REMINDER ::: Sniff-n-Speak Saturday, Feb. 3>>>Animalics

    I had no idea these were all Coty brands!

    Davidoff
    Jennifer Lopez
    Lancaster
    Jil Sander
    JOOP!
    Nikos
    Chopard
    Vivienne Westwood
  81. Thread: Teaser # 99

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    Re: Teaser # 94 (Folk Song).

    On the slight chance that Lady_In_Black hasn't already nailed this one, my best guess is Eau de Gloire by Parfum d'Empire, inspired by Napoleon. The blue references matches the blue color of the...
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    Re: Female using oudh?

    I was introduced to oud through 10 Corso Como, and I am definitely hooked as a result. 10CC blends oud with frankincense and woods (plus rose and geranium). It strikes me as less intense than Montale...
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    Re: The Great Layering Challenge (Outline)

    Hi Moondeva! I vote for Jolie Madame.

    Too bad the Nemat web site requires a $40 minimum purchase, or I'd blind-buy some of that, too. If you start pulling from the full list, I have Tabac Blond,...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 28 January

    L'Instant today -- to catch up with a Guerlain I haven't worn much, and spare my sore throat anything with rough edges.
  85. Re: REMINDER ::: Sniff-n-Speak Saturday, Feb. 3>>>Animalics

    Thanks for the suggestions, Moondeva -- I've got a sample of Cuir de Russie on hand, and I just ordered a sample of Jole Madame.


    Sorry -- went a little nutty with the cut and paste :o
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    Re: SotD Saturday 27 January

    Craving a whiff of spring, I'm playing with some freebie samples from a Beauty Habit order:

    Tocca Stella edp, which is a ho-hum fruity floral so far (Blood Orange, Lily, Freesia, White Diamond...
  87. Re: REMINDER ::: Sniff-n-Speak Saturday, Feb. 3>>>Animalics

    Yeah, as one who has never been a connoisseur of musk (I'm more of a leather type), I have to say my first impression of MR was that is started off surprisingly clean and wound up overwhelmingly...
  88. Re: REMINDER ::: Sniff-n-Speak

    I'm just quoting this to bump it back up the list of threads for those who have been wondering where it went. I'm sure we're still on for animalic next weekend -- right? I got Musc Ravageur for the...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 26 January

    Happy anniversary to the Quarries!

    I'm wearing Daim Blond today, a trophy from SL week.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for January 2007)

    Got a 10 ml decant of Daim Blond, and a small decant of Tabac Blond extrait in an adorable vintage-looking vial with tassel.
  91. Thread: Chanel No.19

    by coumarin
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    Re: Chanel No.19

    I think Chanel 19 would be fantastic on a guy -- the leather in the EDT is distinctly masculine (which doesn't stop me from loving on me, too).
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    Re: what brought you to basenotes?

    First time, I was Googling old favorite Nahema, trying to figure out where I could buy it. Second time, I was Googling Frederic Malle after reading one of Chandler Burr's NYT reviews, and I found the...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 25 January

    I'm home sick with a sore throat, so I 'm wearing Tann Rokka again -- I find the scent very soothing. Once the cough syrup kicks in, maybe I'll dip into the sample stash and look for something mellow...
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    Re: How does a cold affect your sniffer?

    I notice I'm sensitive to chypre notes when I have a cold or sore throat, and sharp or spicy notes -- they don't smell bad, but they irritate. And oud makes my eyes itch and water when my sinuses are...
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    Personally, I think we should work our way though all the houses mentioned, one week every 2-3 months, maybe.
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    Poll: Re: Further feasting?

    Woohoo! Glad to hear you're in after all!
  97. Re: How many fragrance bottles do you own at this very moment?

    Roughly twenty bottles (not necessarily full) ten minis, a several decants and 50+ samples. There is overlap with multiple strengths for some favorite fragrances. It's going to be years before I...
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    Re: Animalic scents...help, please!!!

    I believe anything with musk, leather or civet is classified as animalic, so Curious or In Control Curious from your wardrobe would qualify. If you wanted to try something new, Sarah Jessica Parker...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 24 January

    Tann Rokka for me, a soothing scent for my scratchy throat. I hope Aedes and Luckyscent get this back in stock before my decant runs dry.

    Happy Birthday Tovah, and many happy fragrances!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 23 January

    10 Corso Como for me today, and now that I'm home, I'm planning to layer one wrist with Imperial Opopnanax and maybe find a free spot to test MPG Or des Indes.
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