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  1. Re: Most worn in March and the First Quarter of 2012

    I have enjoyed multiple wearings of Guerlain Shalimar Parfum Initial (its a Shalimar I can wear to work!), Dior Poison eau de cologne, Cacharel LouLou and Nina by Nina Ricci.
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    Re: House of JOOP!

    Joop! Femme is my favourite vanilla scent! A sparkling floral aldehylic opening with a creamy and long lasting vanilla dry down. Simply fabulous!
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    Re: Poison expert needed...

    The code is pretty hard to see, to view it as a picture you would need a pretty awesome camera!
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    Re: Poison expert needed...

    The batch codes are in gold writing on the back of my bottles. Different number on each, combination of numbers and letters.
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    Re: Poison expert needed...

    Hey hey, on my Poison bottles the batch number is on the back of the bottle near the base, hold the bottle up to a light to see it properly. You can check the code on http://www.checkcosmetics.net
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    Re: licorice lovers?

    Lolita Lempicka is happiness in a bottle :)
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    Re: Dior Poison Eau de Cologne?

    My Poison Edc arrived: never opened, in its original shrink wrap. The juice is lovely.... "grapey, candy and soft" describes it well. I am wearing one spray on the forearm - sillage is good...
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    Re: Mix of the day - Le Male + Kouros :)

    Nuclear sillage ahoy! I dare you to mix Le Male and Joop! homme :)
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    Re: Thoughts on B*Men?

    Absolutely delightful on my significant other, $20 blind buy for 50 ml : good deal! :)
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    Re: Dior Poison Eau de Cologne?

    I agree, even the modern formulation of Poison is pretty darn good! I also want a bottle of vintage edt. Will keep an eye out :) Damn you, perfume obsession!
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    Re: Poison expert needed...

    I'll remember this thread for any more Poison questions :) I was wondering about the pure poison bottles too.
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    Re: Dior Poison Eau de Cologne?

    I assumed Poison was an edp, it is mighty potent for an edt!
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    Re: Dior Poison Eau de Cologne?

    I got ripped on a bottle of fake Poison on ebay, however I lucked out : the seller is refunding my money and I'm sending the perfume back to her. I get the feeling this does not happen often? The...
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    Re: Dior Poison Eau de Cologne?

    Apologies about the double post, hit submit twice. I promise it was not out of malice! Will remember my manners next time with my pleases and thankyous. I appreciate that this community is generous...
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    Dior Poison Eau de Cologne?

    I have purchased a bottle of Poison edc online, can't wait to smell it! Can anyone tells me how it compares to the current edp? I have not smelled the vintage (shame!).

    Thoughts? I adore poison in...
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    Re: What We Wore as teenagers?

    Mum selflessly gave me her bottle of Nina Ricci Deci Dela when I was 14, its her favourite and its one of mine. She also gave me lots of minis around the same time (i still have them all which is...
  17. Re: what perfume would suit a roman toga outfit?

    Wore shalimar! Was too hot to wear Dolce Vita which turns on me when its hot/humid. Shalimar held up quite well indeed.
  18. Re: what perfume would suit a roman toga outfit?

    Shalimar is amazing. Each time I wear it I love it a little more, especially if I wear it lazing around at home so I can make a point of sniffing and appreciating its progression. From all the...
  19. Re: what perfume would suit a roman toga outfit?

    Dune is a good suggestion, I love this fragrance so much and find it easy to wear. Obsession is not easy to wear but it screams EXCESS - Roman style no?
  20. Re: what perfume would suit a roman toga outfit?

    That article is super awesome! Thanks!
  21. Re: what perfume would suit a roman toga outfit?

    I don't have anything pot pourri-esque but I think that kind of scent would work nicely!
  22. Re: what perfume would suit a roman toga outfit?

    That's funny as I wore Dolce Vita today! It is lovely!
  23. Re: what perfume would suit a roman toga outfit?

    To elaborate, I know the Romans wore perfume liberally so I was thinking an oriental with crazy sillage would suit, either CK Obsession or Guerlain Shalimar. Alternatively I could go for a rose...
  24. what perfume would suit a roman toga outfit?

    I'm off to a costume party tomorrow night. The theme is 't' so I'm going to go as a Roman lady in a toga. Got some fancy purple and gold toga fabric so im going to have a fancy toga thing going on....
  25. Re: offbeat/sophisticated budget fragrance for a woman (but could be unisex/masc)

    Cabochard by Gres can be purchased for a song, at least have a sniff!
  26. Re: What would a Joop! Homme loving dude enjoy?

    Love Joop! On my dude so much I got Joop! Femme for myself. Lol.
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    Re: Which fragrances do you layer together?

    My partner is a layering fiend! Today was Quorum aftershave with Lomani. Nice! In fact he is keen on Quorum aftershave as a layering base, he has also worn this with David Beckham Intimately for Him...
  28. Re: Is there any fragrance that smells similar to Nivea cream in the blue jar/tin?

    Bulgari Voile de Jasmin has a Nivea vibe to it, I love to wear this to bed for this reason. Beautiful.
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    Re: Can a woman wear Joop! Homme?

    Lol so many Joop! Haters. If I dare to spray, will be a one spray and walk through the mist job, I think
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    Can a woman wear Joop! Homme?

    Do you guys think a lady can pull off Joop! Homme? This stuff smells seriously amazing and sexy on my man. I enjoy and wear Joop! Femme which shares that same vanilla note in the drydown. I was...
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    Re: Anything comparable to Dior Poison?

    Oh I have every intention of buying poison, its amazingly lovely. Once I decide I want something I will find a way to purchase, esp perfume! And now I have all these other suggestions for other...
  32. Re: The dry down of Kouros is probably one of the best of all-time...

    My bf is so sweet. Kouros is his signature scent. I told him how in the fragrance community opinion is divided between those who confess undying love for Kouros, and those who despise it. He gives me...
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    Re: Rihanna - Reb'l Fleur - a brief review

    When I tested it, my impression was of candied mangoes. Sweet and tropical, very Jamacian!
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    Re: Ladies - What do you all think of Kouros?

    Kouros is my beloved's signature scent. With his chemistry it smells fantastic - his skin brings out its sweet and woody notes. It's powdery and animalic. Yum!
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    Re: Anything comparable to Dior Poison?

    I haven't given Alien a proper sniff, will do so next time I'm at the Department store. Sounds like Poison is one of a kind?
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    Re: Anything comparable to Dior Poison?

    Thanks for the suggestions! Is there anything you know that specifically reminds you of Poison?
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    Anything comparable to Dior Poison?

    Argh, I tested Dior Poison today and I am infatuated. I need to save for a bottle. Is there anything else like this that you think would be worth sniffing? I have Lou Lou which has that same kind of...
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    Re: Cabotine Vs Tendre Poison?

    I agree that TP is sweeter and more floral. By comparable I mean I feel that they are 'related' scents. TP has stronger sillage than Cabotine on my skin. My 30ml bottle of TP will go a long way!
  39. Re: Women who know rose scents please tell me...

    Vivienne Westwood Anglomania is worth a try. Spicy rose and leather which would smell fantastic on a man.
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    Re: Cabotine Vs Tendre Poison?

    I got the Tendre Poison in the post today. As I suspected, it is comparable to Cabotine. I am tempted to try them side by side for a closer comparison :-)
  41. Re: Chanel Allure - Cacharel Lou Lou - La Perla La Perla - Boucheron - Boucheron: Any similarities?

    I have Lou Lou. It's quite unlike any other oriental I have. It's an incensy white floral oriental. What Turin describes as a 'raspy' note is what I would describe a sherberty powder. The powder in...
  42. Re: Chanel Allure - Cacharel Lou Lou - La Perla La Perla - Boucheron - Boucheron: Any similarities?

    I'be got my eye on a bottle of Boucheron based on the good reviews and the fact that its been discontinued. I love orientals, and loud bombastic fragrances - shalimar; hypnotic poison; yvresse;...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Innocent: discontinued?

    Oh no! I love innocent! The fragrances I enjoy seem to get discontinued.... Cacharel Liberte, Givenchy Amarige Mariage, JLo Still to name a few.
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    Re: suggestions re feminine fougere scents?

    Thanks for all of your suggestions!
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    suggestions re feminine fougere scents?

    I adore SJP Covet, and was wondering what else I could try along the same lines. Any other feminine fougere perfumes I can sample?
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    Re: Cabotine Vs Tendre Poison?

    It's been insanely hot - has been hovering at the 40 degree celsius mark (thats 104 farenheit) and green scents are great. It's 42 today and Cabotine is holding up nicely. I don't find it cloying or...
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    Cabotine Vs Tendre Poison?

    I just got a bottle of Cabotine by Gres today. My bottle of Dior Tendre Poison is on its way in the post (i got the vintage in the old bottle). Are these comparable at all? I am enjoying Cabotine...
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    Re: suggestions on ysl house

    Yvresse! It's not for the faint hearted, and you only need to spray a little. A divine chypre!
  49. Re: What would a Joop! Homme loving dude enjoy?

    Or I can randomly attack him with a spray of Shalimar - fragrant assault! That'll teach him LOL
  50. Re: What would a Joop! Homme loving dude enjoy?

    You guys are the best, seriously! Off to the Chanel counter this weekend to sample Egoiste!
  51. Re: What would a Joop! Homme loving dude enjoy?

    Black xs by paco rabanne is not for Lewis... I have this one so I got him to sample it. No longevity at all! He likes fragrances which are big on longevity and sillage. Maybe le male would suit? Does...
  52. Re: What would a Joop! Homme loving dude enjoy?

    I have sprayed shalimar on him... I like it on him but its not his cup of tea. Shame, as I think a man can wear shalimar very well indeed.
  53. Re: What would a Joop! Homme loving dude enjoy?

    Thanks for all the suggestions guys! Need to scour the web for good deals... Bogart pour homme sounds promising. Creed is out of my price range!
  54. What would a Joop! Homme loving dude enjoy?

    Valentines Day is not that far away... I got my partner Joop! homme for Christmas to great acclaim - it really suits his Chemistry. What else do you guys think he would like? For reference he wears...
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    Re: Favorite Bargain Fragrances

    Oh my goodness! Gres Cabaret sounds lovely. I'm intrigued by Gres Cabotine which can be had for twenty dollars online. Is it super fabulous? I do lovegood green notes...
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    Re: Favorite Bargain Fragrances

    Vanderbilt is fab for the price I enjoy wearing it. I purchased exclamation, another Sophia Grosjman drugstore cheapy... not sophisticated at all, but I enjoy the drydown. Perfumers workshop tea...
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    Re: Sweetest floral fruity frag for ladies

    Paris Hilton (the original one) is a super sweet fruity floral with monster sillage and can be had for a song. Marc Jacobs daisy is another one in the same vein... Similar to Paris Hilton without the...
  58. Re: Women's Fragrance with the Best Longevity & Sillage?

    Joop! Femme has lovely sillage and lasts all day. Inexpensive but very good quality for the price. Starts off as a floral aldehyde but has an amazing vanilla deydown.
  59. Re: OMG Tea Rose is fabulous for layering! Suggestions?

    I'm wearing tea rose plus britney spears midnight fantasy to bed. Yum! The green rose balances midnight fantasy out nicely!
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    Re: Frying my frags?

    Mine take up a big deep shelf in my wardrobe. Keep a couple in the bathroom cupboard for easy access and a couple on the dresser. Ones in the bathroom and dresser are ones I don't mind seeing a...
  61. Re: OMG Tea Rose is fabulous for layering! Suggestions?

    I like that bvlgari rose essentialle was mentioned... What would happen if you layered with tea rose? A rose bomb? However I think that tea rose and bvlgari voile de jasmin could be quite fresh and...
  62. Re: OMG Tea Rose is fabulous for layering! Suggestions?

    I was thinking tea rose and amarige mariage... Rose and cinnamon?
  63. Re: OMG Tea Rose is fabulous for layering! Suggestions?

    Will give it a go today and report back here! Its Saturday so I can experiment at home. I tried tea rose with chopard wish yesterday and that was quite nice. Not as good as with cacharel liberte in...
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    Re: Women under 35 and classic perfumes

    I'm 27 and have been wearing Shalimar for years. I like what I like, powdery or not. I also enjoy cacharel Lou Lou, YSL opium, YSL Yvresse (which I have loved since I got a mini at 14), YSL Paris,...
  65. Re: OMG Tea Rose is fabulous for layering! Suggestions?

    Layering is super fun. I will try tea rose with angel... Will need to apply both perfumes with a light hand. I agree that it would be lovely with coromandel too.
  66. OMG Tea Rose is fabulous for layering! Suggestions?

    I purchased tea rose by perfumers workshop yesterday and have started layering experiments.

    Today I layered it with cacharel liberte. This was a great success! Rose and patchouli are a match made...
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    tresor elixir - can anyone recommend?

    I found a good deal on a 50ml bottle of tresor elixir. I tried the edt the other day, has potential but a little Sharp. Can anyone give me a run down on a comparison with the elixir? Much appreciated!
  68. yardley english rose reformulation - thoughts?

    Hello ladies

    I got a good deal on a 125ml bottle of yardley English rose. It's the new version - clear rather than pink juice. Anyone smelled both to do a comparison? I'll be keeping an eye out...
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    Re: Cacharel Loulou

    I bought it blind based on the reviews here. I totally get a sherbert note, the powder is sweet and slightly citrusy. Ive just started to appreciate powdery frags. If you enjoy the sweet powdery...
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    Re: Cacharel Loulou

    I've got it too. Do you get a sherbert vibe with the powder?
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    black xs for men - for women?

    I received a bottle of black xs by paco rabanne for Christmas... Do you guys think a chick can pull this off?
  72. Re: suggestions for a kouros addicted boyfriend?

    I bought Joop! Homme for him already for Christmas which I think is a bit of a gamble. I want to buy him something else which I can be sure he will def enjoy. All of your suggestions have been so...
  73. Re: suggestions for a kouros addicted boyfriend?

    It smells great on my partner - sweet, sandalwoody and incensy. I don't think you can buy this blind judging by the reviews. It's a love or hate it frag!
  74. Re: suggestions for a kouros addicted boyfriend?

    I will go on a M7 sniffing mission. He is keen on sandalwood for sure.
  75. Re: suggestions for a kouros addicted boyfriend?

    You guys are awesome! Thanks for all of your awesome suggestions. Do you think he would like Dior Farenheit?
  76. Re: suggestions for a kouros addicted boyfriend?

    Lol I have a feeling that would likely go down quite well!
  77. Re: suggestions for a kouros addicted boyfriend?

    Funny you mention opium pour homme - Lewis tried it but prefers opium fleur imperiale :-)
  78. Re: suggestions for a kouros addicted boyfriend?

    I was wondering if body kouros was nice, I have not had a chance to sniff. It's hard to test as a fragrance for him as our chemistry is different.
  79. suggestions for a kouros addicted boyfriend?

    Hey guys! I'm stuck trying to pick a new fragrance for my partner for Christmas. He likes woody/sweet scents. As a guide his favourites are Kouros, Obsession for Men and Euphoria Intense. Mainstream...
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    Re: Come out, come out, wherever you are...

    With about twenty five bottles of perfume in my collection, I am swearing off buying any more until I actually use up some stuff! ;-)
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