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  1. Thread: Vintage Jicky?

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    Re: Vintage Jicky?

    Just to clarify; I purchased my extrait bottle directly from the Paris boutique using a shopping service.
  2. Thread: Vintage Jicky?

    by kumquat
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    Re: Vintage Jicky?

    I will just tell you of my recent Jicky parfum experience.
    It was maybe 5 years ago that I got the parfum, not large, maybe an ounce. I only used it once with a good friend. We giggled about how...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th November, 2017

    Thank you all for thinking of me today. It's nice to hear from you!
    Cook.bot, you're right about 'Patou 1000' especially the parfum, it's absolutely gorgeous. My naughty cat, Ruby knocked my little...
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    Re: Am I getting too old for my perfumes?

    Don't think of perfume in terms of age, rather, consider their complexity or lack there of. It may be that you are ready to try something a bit more robust in your wardrobe. Experimenting with Woods,...
  5. Re: Fifties/Sixties Aldehydic Florals--Questions and Recommendations

    1950's- 1960's Aldehydic Florals, mostly not yet mentioned-

    1950- Piguet- Baghari
    1952- Prince Matchiabelli- Wind Song
    1953- Dior- Eau Fraîche
    Fath de Fath, Balmain- Jolie Madame...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thanks, JBS1, this is a favorite of mine, too. Rare and showy. I got lucky.Thats a good link showing beautiful perfume bottles. I recognized one ofmy own pictures! As for the question of stoppers, I...
  7. Thread: House of Patou

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    Re: House of Patou

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    From the ‘Ma Collection’ one of my favorites has to be ‘Invitation’!

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    These all have plenty of moss and citrusy top notes!

    From my blog-
    Jean Patou - Invitation
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Nice to hear from you, Cazaubon. I'm glad you like it as much as I do. It's a real corker. I just couldn't pass it by.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thanks, Cook.bot. You're right, I hadn't thought of it but there's definitely that influence there. So 'Arabian Nights' and 'Taj Mahal'!
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thank-you! I am really pleased with this cobalt one, too. I don't have one like it, except for one close in red. The bottle with the stopper is cut glass, I am pretty sure. It's interesting, the...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

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    Green cut glass. Marked "Made in Japan". 7" high
    Dauber intact. This looks like a copy of Czechoslovakian
    Art Deco. I don't know if it's 1930's or 1950's.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

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    A depression era Art Deco pressed
    green glass atomizer. 1930's, 3" high
    at shoulder. Brass fittings.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

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    A French cobalt blue heavy glass with
    gilded paint applied in a vine pattern.
    Approx 5" high.

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  14. Re: Fifties/Sixties Aldehydic Florals--Questions and Recommendations

    Ah yes, I thought of 1000, too! I still think 'Cabochard' fits the bill very well. And it was even designed with the working woman in mind. It's all about 'spunk'. The name alludes to one who is...
  15. Re: Fifties/Sixties Aldehydic Florals--Questions and Recommendations

    Yes, sorry, I didn’t adhere to the time frame very strictly. See my note about Cabochard. There are many more earlier Carons and Patous but I guess you’re not into them.
  16. Re: Fifties/Sixties Aldehydic Florals--Questions and Recommendations

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    Carven ‘Ma Griffe’, or, as shown,
    the lesser known ‘Vert et Blanc’,
    which is even lovelier, IMO.

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    A fine vintage ‘L’infini’.
    Best for moss lovers
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    Re: Does Le Labo fragrances go on sale?

    Maybe check out the perfume splits board.
  18. Re: Fragrance Display Furniture/Shelves with tinted glass?

    Thanks! Yes, I have it mostly alphabetically arranged by house starting with Annick Goutal, Chanel and so on with some larger bottles on the bottom as it's roomier. It used to look neater but the...
  19. Re: Fragrance Display Furniture/Shelves with tinted glass?

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    If it helps, this is my perfume cabinet. It has rolling trays which I love.
    It's made of cherry wood. I have outgrown it and use some drawers in the dresser.
    You could put 100%...
  20. Re: Fragrance Display Furniture/Shelves with tinted glass?

    I'm sure it could be done. I don't know if etsy would be my first choice. After all, this will be a large thing that needs shipping and is fragile. I'd ask around for a furniture maker in your area....
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    Re: Calling all white flower connoisseurs...

    The Mazzolari is not indolic to me. I tried it today. It has a soapy, clean musk base that pervades. If you prefer the Lutens, you can get a good deal on the import bell jars from the Shop France...
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    Re: Calling all white flower connoisseurs...

    Mazzolari- Fleurs D'Orangers
    is fun to try and little known.
    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/32811/fleurs-doranger-by-mazzolari
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    Re: Calling all white flower connoisseurs...

    I agree with thediamondsea about Creed- Tuberose Indiana. It's very flowery and fun. Another, if you can find it, is the discontinued Creed- Jasmal. Highest quality Jasmine with a tinge of sharp...
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    Re: Calling all white flower connoisseurs...

    Creed- Jardin D'Amalfi, White Flowers
    Serge Lutens- Un Lys, Fleurs D'Oranger
  25. Re: Niche suggestions for girlfriend? More info inside :)

    These are some new favorites. Samples are available.
    On Luckyscent- 'Widian Gold II' or 'Liwa'
    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/70906/gold-ii-by-aj-arabia
    ...
  26. Re: Interesting BBC article on synthetics taking over perfume distilleries in Kannauj, India

    Can these posts be merged? The other one is called "Say Not so".
  27. Re: Say Not So

    That explains the sad decline of Montale- Black Aoud which no longer contains the sensuous rose it once did. Now reduced to a tarry, rubbery concoction as I discovered lately when I bought a backup...
  28. Re: How to apply splashes without actually splashing, dabbing, or decanting into atomizer?

    A warning about cotton balls. I got a message from someone who was distraught about all the fibers that had stuck to her stopper when she wiped it off with a cotton ball. There's really no need to do...
  29. Re: How to apply splashes without actually splashing, dabbing, or decanting into atomizer?

    It's your bottle. You probably won't share it so just throw caution to the wind and smear some juice on! I do it all the time.

    You can always use a separate plastic applicator/dropper each time...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Yes. Thanks, Hednic. The gold one doesn't have the filigree, sadly. The top two are great examples of Art Deco. They are small and fit in the hand easily. The other one is larger (4") very heavy...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thank-you, Dear. I'm having fun with it. I have other Marcel Franck bottles but these are quite different from those.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Some Marcel Franck bottles from the 1920-30's.
    https://perfumeatomizers.blogspot.com/p/marcel-franck-marcel-franck-took-over.html

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  33. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    I can't believe there's any question that there have been sweeping reformulations, whether to save money or bow to regulations. And the results are devastating. There are so many things I don't...
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    Re: Some decant sprayers leaking

    I've got some rollerball decant bottles I haven't used yet. They're clear glass. Maybe not as glamorous but possibly more secure. I might try those next.
  35. Re: After almost 10 years...I'm back!! (and dismayed)--The sad state of the fragrances industry toda

    10 years is a long time in perfume years. I finally figured out that if you find something you really like you should buy it ASAP before it is discontinued or reformulated. Consider the case of...
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    Re: Some decant sprayers leaking

    Yes, thanks. I have Parafilm. The problem here is you have to have something you can wrap on the screw threads BEFORE you push the glass container inside the collar and screw it into the place it...
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    Re: Some decant sprayers leaking

    Ruh roh, I tend to put mine into deep storage that can go on for years.
    One thing I'm doing with this current decant is trying my best to always keep it upright. I have it in a side pocket on the...
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    Re: Some decant sprayers leaking

    Ok! I'll try it, thanks!
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    Some decant sprayers leaking

    Has this happened to you? I have had decant sprayers begin to leak in my purse.
    So frustrating. Here's one I recently transferred to a different sprayer.
    Has anyone found any leak- proof sprayers...
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    Re: NEW: Carven - Paris Bangalore For Women!

    Does anyone know if samples are available? How and where?
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thanks, everyone! It's really nice to hear from you all.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

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    This sweet little Czechoslovakian piece is probably from the 1930's. About 4" tall.
    Pink crystal, cut glass with brass, enamel and faux jewel embellishments. I'm not...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thank-you both for your comments. I agree that the wonderment of artistry is never ending when it comes to these antique vessels.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    This is called a 'Carder Steuben'. I must admit I don't know much about it. It looks to be from about the 1950's.
    A black string pattern overlaid on top of clear crystal. Black ground glass...
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    Re: Holy grail scent

    SLAmbre Sultan lasts all day into the next. Pretty strong for summer, though....
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    Re: Need Help Choosing a Perfume for Fiancée

    You're welcome. If you have access to a department store this should be easy to find and test.
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    Re: Need Help Choosing a Perfume for Fiancée

    Azurée by Lauder is great year round but especially nice in summer. Cool, herbal and green floral. Just over $50...
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    Re: Perfume evaporating and losing silage

    Just my rotten luck. I'm most annoyed by the loss of scent strength. It's pitiful. I always thought if you kept these in a dark cupboard they'd be safe. I guess it's not a sure thing.
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    Re: Perfume evaporating and losing silage

    Thanks for checking. I was storing this without the box. Maybe that's the problem. I neglected it, if anything. I probably sprayed it 2-3 times in all those years. It's a mystery.
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    Re: Perfume evaporating and losing silage

    It's nice to hear from you, Primrose. I know, it's just really aggravating. I don't feel like seal-wrapping all my bottles! You just never know which ones will leak. Also, my really old original...
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    Re: Perfume evaporating and losing silage

    Yes, I have parafilm. I will give it a try. It's kind of late for this one. Either the scent is oxidized or I'm anosmic. I sprayed it on my arms and neck and I can barely detect any scent. It makes...
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    Perfume evaporating and losing silage

    I recently noticed a 50% evaporation in this 7-8 year old bottle of 'Rosine- Une Folie de Rose'.
    Also silage is badly faded. I've noticed it in other bottles, too. Small parfums are vulnerable as...
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    Re: Favourite fragrance from Divine?

    I agree with Chypre about L'Inspiratrice and L'Homme de Coeur. The powdery florals don't interest me as much. L'Inspiratrice is as lovely a feminine patchouli as you'll ever find. And L'Homme de...
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Thanks! There's still an issue, though. I could only find this house through the house search, not in a regular name search. When I did find the scent I own and checked it, it didn't get added to my...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thanks, AnnieSu. I'm so glad you're enjoying it!
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thank- you, Bonnette! An interesting thing about this one is how sharp it feels.
    You really know it is cut crystal, not pressed. That makes it very sparkly, too.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

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    Pink cut crystal from Czechoslovakia (printed on bottom)
    1920-30's, brass top, glass interior tube. Missing bulb sprayer.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thank you all for your kind observations. One thing I forgot to say is that this has substantial weight for such a small piece. It fits perfectly in the palm of one's hand. I'm so glad you are...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

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    Small French "boule" turquoise opaline glass.
    Gilt sterling top embossed with a star, a vine and assorted decoration.
    Bottom polished smooth. Unsigned. Covered in gilt stars.
    This...
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    Re: Perfume for Mom: Please Help !

    This is complex, luscious rose. You'll just have to take my word for it.
    Tulipano Nero-
    http://www.lusciouscargo.com/product/PDFEDT100.html
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

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    Clear blue cut crystal with dauber intact. About 8"x 3".
    Presumably Czechoslovakia- 1930's although bottom is polished smooth and no mark is visible so far.

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    Here is the...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thank-you, Bonnette. It is fun to imagine the contents.



    Thanks, TLS, yes, it's still fresh in appearance. A strong glass form. There was another that sort of matched it which I decided against...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

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    Dark amethyst satin glass. 4" tall by 1&1/4" label reads:
    "Lily of the Valley" Bacorn CO, Elmira NY
    This is pressed glass. The dauber has been ground down. Sadly.
    I didn't...
  64. Re: New gadget: Sensorwake, the perfumed alarm clock

    It's a drag but I snore and this thing really works. (Sorry to go off topic) the best one I've found is one like this with forehead support....
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    AJ Arabian- Widian
    http://www.luckyscent.com/brand/709/aj-arabia
  66. Re: New gadget: Sensorwake, the perfumed alarm clock

    Would have to be very strong. A nice way to wake up, though. Maybe to pancakes and bacon cooking.
    Unfortunately, I am using a CPAP machine now so can't smell a thing while sleeping. :undecided:
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    Re: Best site to buy fragrances in the US

    Yes! Thanks. I wanted to add that there are often special deals on specific products on many sites. Those should be fine. For instance, LuckyScent is having a sale on Amouage, I believe- 20% off. So...
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    Re: Best site to buy fragrances in the US

    Just a heads-up about "discounts". The kind you take as you check out can sometimes "sign you up" for a so-called "discount shopping club" whereby you are charged on your credit card every month...
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    Re: Looking for a magnolia scent.

    This looks promising-
    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/49600/intelligence-and-fantasy-by-the-beautiful-mind-series
  70. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    Here's another racy one-

    Her bossom was doused in perfume.
    The scent permeated the room.
    Though she wore her silk stockings,
    it wasn't as shocking,
    as doing an entire platoon.

    alternate...
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    Re: black afghano: any natural?

    You're most welcome!
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    Re: black afghano: any natural?

    Yes! The samples are HUGE. And besides real civit, I have also tried hyraceum http://www.profumo.it/perfume/prodotto.asp?pid=5076 added to some older scents that needed some pizzazz, to great effect....
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    Re: Fantasy Fragrance

    Top- Mandarine, bergamot, clary sage, lemon
    Heart- galbanum, violet, rose, heliotrope
    Base- dreams, good intentions, trust, cedar, musk, vetiver and sandalwood
    Called "The Song of the Wren"...
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    Re: black afghano: any natural?

    These are all natural. They are not powerhouse scents, however. But they are rich and beautiful. The owner is a BN member and will probably give you extra samples if you send him an email....
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    Re: Today I bought June 2017

    AJ Arabian Gold II, changed to
    Widian II.

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    Re: Fragrance research project. Help Needed

    Answered the questionnaire. Happy to offer my opinion, FWIW.
  77. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    Oh, I will have to look into it. It sounds pretty amusing. I have heard of people doing this with the aforementioned agonizing effects.

    PS- I found the thread. He must have used some non-alcohol...
  78. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    A young girl known nearby as "Nell"
    tried casting a feminine spell.
    She perfumed her man's schlong
    with alcohol and 'fore long,
    His love burned like the fires of Hell.
  79. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    I love it! Very sassy.
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  80. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    I'll have 'Fleurs D'Orangers' if you please.
    So sweet, it's attractive to bees.
    For a sumptuous orange blossom
    Its neroli is awesome,
    Just gorgeous when scenting the breeze.
  81. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

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    A fine supply of rhymes for future times. Much obliged!



    Indeed, his work is over the top with sensual imagery. Making equally glorious, the scented gardens or the rumpled bedclothes.
  83. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    Thank-you! You're very kind to say so.
  84. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    You're so right! I hadn't thought of that. Fragonard! I didn't know he was the son of a perfumer. Thanks for that tidbit.
  85. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    A concoction to make you feel amorous,
    is 'Angel' and it is quite glamorous.
    Dark chocolate, patchouli
    will turn you unruly.
    For breakfast, eggs and ham for us.

    (sorry, I just ran out of...
  86. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    A very apt description!
  87. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    I could murder a cool gin and tonic.
    Let's have music in stereophonic.
    Spreading myrrh, castoreum
    I'm longing to see 'im
    since our love is no longer platonic.
  88. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

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    Hee, hee, I know. Sometimes I shock myself. Perfume really does get me going, though. That's why I love it.
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    I fear I may have given myself the vapors.
  91. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    If temperatures are ever to rise,
    try this one; the civeted thighs.
    A little will do it,
    with sparks you can woo it,
    and elicit some exquisite cries.
  92. Re: NEW: Giorgio Beverly Hills - Giorgio Chic Edition Collector For Women!

    Heaven help us!
  93. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    There once was a large-nosed young thing
    who soared like a bird on a wing.
    When the whiffs came her way
    she would marvel and say,
    "I just adore smelling like Spring."
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    Re: Today I bought June 2017

    AJ Arabia Gold II - although listed as powdery, I get mostly orange notes up front then woody amber. Just perfect, to my mind except for the exorbitant price! Twice as high as Profumum. Oh well,...
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    Re: Peach and Iso E Super mystery

    I recently culled some no-name samples from my stash. They infuriate me! Sorry I can't help.

    (Wear it until it's gone if it pleases you, though!)
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    Re: Where do people find vintage fragrances?

    Stay away from 'Sarah's perfumes'. I bought a $225 bottle that had gone off and she was completely unsympathetic. Just because a bottle is still sealed in the box doesn't mean it has been well-cared...
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    Re: In defense of mass-market perfumes

    Up until recently, one of the best bargains out there was 'Estèe Lauder- Azurèe' but it think it's been reformulated. 'D&G- Light Blue' is rumored to be unchanged. There are several that give me a...
  98. Thread: Ex Idolo

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    Re: Ex Idolo

    Sure thing. I'm glad you found it useful.
  99. Thread: Ex Idolo

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    Re: Ex Idolo

    Black Aoud (IMO) has changed and is now a stringent, tarry almost gasoline-like thing. What happened to the yummy, damask rose? My back-up bottle bought last year was a huge disappointment. Nothing...
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    Re: Ajne Perfume - A few pics & comments

    They still offer Om-
    https://ajne.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=25_66&product_id=127
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