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  1. Re: Looking for nontoxic perfume recommendations!

    I could be mistaken, but I think essential oils MUST be diluted or they WILL cause an allergic reaction.
  2. Re: Looking for nontoxic perfume recommendations!

    To my way of thinking, non-toxic would mean it wouldn't hurt my skin or travel through my blood stream. Also, not negatively affect my breathing. Other than that, the only thing left is whether or...
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    Re: Hilarious Creed Marketing

    True, these gimmicks are fanciful. I don't believe 99% of the sales pitches we're given for ANY of this stuff anyway. It's all smoke and mirrors. I certainly don't believe any of these celebrities...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2017

    Many samples and hyacinth room spray from Floris....
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    Re: Light Blue reformulated?

    What a drag! Yet another scent I can no longer safely recommend.
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    Re: Found on eBay...

    The "information" could be fake, too, I suppose. Very risky. There's no telling what kind of nuclear waste is in those bottles!
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    Re: Best/worst name of a perfume?

    I know a woman who's maiden name was Cumm. She married and was later divorced. Although she didn't have a good relationship with her ex (to put it mildly) she kept his name as it was quite ordinary.
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    Re: Best/worst name of a perfume?

    Pussy Deluxe by Maurer & Wirtz
    https://www.fragrancex.com/products/_cid_perfume-am-lid_p-am-pid_62596w__products.html

    Dreadful!
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    Re: Help me with my next vintage purchase :)

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    This is my bottle of EDT. It is rich and strong. I'm not sure of the date but
    I'm guessing 1980's. The box isn't easy to get to but I have it somewhere.

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    This is the mini of parfum...
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    Profumum-Oxiana on sale

    Profumum- Oxiana is on sale for a pretty good price at Lucky Scent. If you like this one this may be a good time to pick it up. Myrrh is front and center here. The effect is a 'golden mushroom'...
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    Re: Help me with my next vintage purchase :)

    If you want something new with a classic feel maybe check out I Profumo di Firenze- Tulipano Nero (Black Tulip), deep rose mixed floral, some have found powdery although I don't especially. Also,...
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    Re: Help me with my next vintage purchase :)

    You might like to do a search on eBay for 'Miss Balmain' parfum in the tiny square bottles. A gorgeous leathery chypre that holds up very well. From the 60's. You should be able to get one for $30-40...
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    Re: Mona di Orio Customer Service problems

    The reason I say that is because I saw that method on a YouTube demonstration once. (To extract juice as opposed to spraying). So I thought it might work here. Transfer to a nice glass spray bottle....
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    Re: Mona di Orio Customer Service problems

    Can you get the juice out with a syringe?
  15. Re: Do people ever find you *weird* about your love of perfumes.

    Yes, I think you're right. She's a fanatic runner, which is fine except when it interferes with family gatherings. But as far as she's concerned, running events trump holidays. Go figure.
  16. Re: Do people ever find you *weird* about your love of perfumes.

    Since the department store offerings around here are so limited I don't buy anything locally. I have a girlfriend who likes perfume but she only buys locally so we don't have much in common. When...
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    Re: Creed Royal Water

    Likewise. I agree, this is unique with its fresh peppermint treatment. Beautiful for warm weather! Fresh and breezy. I, too have noticed the lack of enthusiasm for this one and find it a mystery....
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Ha! I have this weird feeling I sold it! I hope not!
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Cook.bot, yes, the bottles are about 6&1/2" high and the box is just over 8".
    These were very popular in their day and luckily many were made and many survive.
    The Faberge 'Flambeau' is parfum. I...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    It has a glass dauber.

    Yes, I love it!
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

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    A few more pictures.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

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    DeVilbiss matching set. Pink with gold accents atomizer and dauber. Still in box. 1920's

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  23. Re: Beautiful words to do with perfumery.... anything goes (as long as it's nice)

    'Wafting'

    to float or be carried, especially through the air: The sound wafted on the breeze. The music wafted across the lake.

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    Re: Wedding Fragrance for upcoming beach wedding

    Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials! As orange blossom is traditionally used for weddings anyway, and it happens to be a favorite scent (of mine) you might find it to your liking. The blast of...
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    Re: New category? Aromatic gourmands?

    I've never been one for reinventing the wheel. Is it the "shock and awe" approach they're going for, do you think?
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    Re: Scenting a Panthere fan

    I love Panthère and although it's quite different, also Creed Tubereuse Indiana....
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    Re: Most people don't like perfume and/or cologne

    https://youtu.be/7Qv_XImpu5k

    Many of us remember being accosted by aggressive SAs at one time.
    See this clip of 'Joey the Cowboy'
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    Re: Most people don't like perfume and/or cologne

    I, too, am discouraged by my efforts to get others involved in perfume use. I have quite a few girlfriends whose husband or boyfriend makes a big fuss when I gift them a fume. They actually complain!...
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    Re: Thank you for your excellent reviews!

    Ah yes, Ubar was gorgeous and a standout Amouage in an earlier version. You'll definitely want to sample it now as I believe it's a new formula.
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    Re: Ladies Opinions Please!

    I'll sound like a dinosaur but I still like Dolce & Gabbana - Light Blue for something you can try at a Dept store. Fresh green apple. Addictive.
  31. Re: In search of boozy vanilla perfumes for women.

    Tihota- Indult
    just about the best vanilla out there. A must try. A rich, dense thing - possibly boozy depending on how you calculate that aspect....
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    Re: Pick my wife's next samplings please.

    Creed- Jardin D'Amalfi, White Flowers, Royal Water
    Bond- Eau de New York
    Hermes- Un Jardin sur le Nil, Eau de Merveilles
    Tom Ford- Plum Japonais
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thanks, Sea Roses! It's so great to hear from you. I am so happy you enjoyed looking through the collection. I'm slowing down a great deal because I just have too much stuff. Here and there an item...
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thank-you, Hednic. That's a favorite of mine, too.

    And thanks, Bonnette for your kind remarks.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    Thank-you, Bonnette! I just couldn't resist this one. It really is different from any of the others and I only had to pay $45 for it!
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

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    Just acquired this dark red atomizer. It appears to be by DeVilbiss. The squeeze bulb is gone but could be replaced. Not sure if this is gold plated or just brass. It's very bright. A...
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    Re: Real reason Ostara was Discontinued?

    I recently bought a backup on EBay for about $90. It's sad that I can't recommend this one anymore, though. It's a beauty.
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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    To me imortelle comes close, but it is sweeter and more floral than myrrh. Personally, I never can warm up to it. Maybe it's the sweetness that bothers me. Almost cloying. Imortelle reminds me more...
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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    I think myrrh is very overlooked and under appreciated. It has a dense, somewhat musty/dusty aspect that gives depth and just a hint of spice but almost a cement-like tone. Sort of exotic but stable...
  40. Re: New: Victor & Rolf - Flowerbomb Bloom For Women!

    This is some real creative writing. I see a scientist gathering "liquid air" on a frozen mountain top. He/she draws it into a canister as it flows from a crevice. I imagine the "burst of freshness"...
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    Re: Chypres at Macy's?

    Estée Lauder - Azurée, Ô de Lancôme, Chanel No.19, maybe Sarah Jessica Parker's Stash but I haven't tried it.
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    Re: Recommendations please: warm white floral

    Serge Lutens - A la Nuit
    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/36112/a-la-nuit-by-serge-lutens
    Serge Lutens- Fleurs D'Orangers
    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/36115/fleurs-doranger-by-serge-lutens
  43. Poll: Re: Women: Which of these male niche fragrances would you want a guy to wear the most?

    Of those I know, I prefer TF Grey Vetyver. Classic and warm.
  44. Re: Your current Top 3, High-End, BOLD yet Accessible, Contemporary Feminine Fragrnaces ??? :)

    DelRae- Wit
    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/37910/wit-by-parfums-delrae

    LeLabo- Rose 31
    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/46801/rose-31-by-le-labo

    Profumum- Rosae Mundi ...
  45. Re: Bit of gift advice, Lancome la vie est belle EDP or EDT?

    Great chocolate scent is Angel. A classic if she doesn't already have it.
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    Re: If I had to buy a lady one...

    Thank you, you are so kind to say so. We are planning to adopt another cat soon.
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    Re: If I had to buy a lady one...

    if these are available in your department stores you should definitely check them out. For instance in the Midwest where I am, we have none of these. Guerlains? Only a few like Samsara or...
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    Re: If I had to buy a lady one...

    Thanks! Actually, I had a sonic treatment for a kidney stone recently. That was a whole long adventure I don't want to repeat. And one of my cats has disappeared. Besides that, I'm doing well. Thanks...
  49. Re: Unisex Guest Bathroom Scent with a nice bottle - Under $50/3.4oz

    Good idea!
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    Re: If I had to buy a lady one...

    From the Dior Privée collection- the sexy leather- Cuir Cannage is a great choice!...
  51. Re: Bit of gift advice, Lancome la vie est belle EDP or EDT?

    I have to agree with Cazaubon. La Vie est Belle is headache-inducing with its over-the-top artificial florals. No need to concern yourself with low strength. The EDT would be plenty strong. This...
  52. Re: 30 Year Anniversary Perfume Ideas - Advice Needed

    This is a beautiful scent that can be sampled at Luckyscent- hyacinth and lily of the valley-
    Parfums MDCI- Un Coeur en Mai
    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/36510/un-coeur-en-mai-by-parfums-mdci...
  53. Re: My year-long experiment ends, but a new one begins

    This is an interesting idea. You could do something with colored paper dots, too. If you're like me, I have stuff crammed in. Turning the bottles isn't really that easy.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 28th November, 2016

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    Serge Lutens-
    Fleurs D'Orangers
    Heavenly neroli

    Thanks, Everyone for the kind birthday wishes!
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    Re: Which Lanvin classic is closest to Scandal?

    The best 'Lanvin' I've had is 'Crescendo'. 'Arpege' does not hold up well. I've had to throw out a couple of EDP bottles that just smelled of soap. The parfum is weak aldehydes. Unfortunately,...
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    Re: Your favorite powder fragrances for men

    Penhaligon's- Hammam Bouquet- http://www.penhaligons.com/us/hammam-bouquet-eau-de-toilette/
  57. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    I hope no one takes this thread too seriously. It's supposed to be about silly stuff, in good fun.
  58. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    Maybe, it's just that they are so very juvenile.
  59. Thread: Aeon 001

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    Re: Aeon 001

    I wouldn't want to inconvenience you. Carry on.
    FWIW, you dislike chypres. Bogue Maai is a green Chypre which you apparently dislike. Look up the notes. Cat pee is not listed. As for bad breath, I...
  60. Thread: Aeon 001

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    Re: Aeon 001

    This seems needlessly cruel. Do you suppose you and your wife might be able to describe the perfume without insulting the elderly? Thanks!
  61. Re: Quality atomizers to decant into? Read OP before posting.

    I have had A FEW of those aluminum decants leak. I reccomend these glass and metal sprayers like these at Bestbottles- ...
  62. Re: Quality atomizers to decant into? Read OP before posting.

    Yes, the Creed atomizer and Hermés and the like are fancy and pretty but I don't imagine they are significantly better than the glass atomizers available on any supply website.
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    Re: Show us your stash

    Thanks, Buzzlepuff! I just thought I'd mention, not all of these were filled with a pipette. A few were spray-filled. Sometimes you get lucky and have a sprayer that sprays in a straight stream. Or...
  64. Re: Do you bring your perfume with you when you go out?

    Thanks- yes, I am pretty well stocked up on supplies. But I've been doing this a long time. You can get stuff on Amazon quite easily. Then, whenever you feel the urge, you can just make a decant.
  65. Re: Do you bring your perfume with you when you go out?

    I love to carry decants. As shown here-
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/425738-Show-us-your-stash?highlight=


    I personally think if the juice is wearing off, we must reapply. If we must, we...
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    Re: Balsam fir - recommendations wanted

    Although this is listed as pine, one review mentions balsam. Maybe you're familiar with it already.
    Profumum- Arso http://www.luckyscent.com/product/33931/arso-by-profumum
    It's very tangy and...
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    Re: MPG Ambre Precieux v. Etro Ambra

    I have both but they are pretty old. The Ambra sample is freshly stamped in my memory as I just wore it recently. I was surprised by its resinous and tenacious warmth. The AP I remember (it's at...
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    Re: mens colognes we like for ourselves

    Man, what an old thread! I just found 'Furyo' it's fantastic!
    And I especially like FMalle- Vetyver Extraordinaire.
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    Re: Chanel bottle leaking. Can I fix it?

    Here's one place that sells supplies. There are others. Amazon has stuff, too. All you need is a funnel and a spray bottle to decant into. Pipettes are handy, too....
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    Re: Chanel bottle leaking. Can I fix it?

    I have dealt with this recently. I decanted and it worked out well. I had very little remaining.
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    Re: Gimmicky/Bizarre Fragrances

    Against my better judgement, I tried the ELdO Carrion flower perfume (smell of rotting meat) Charogne.
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrion_flower...
  72. Re: Stunning Perfume In An Orange Box - Any Ideas As To Which Perfume It Could Be ?

    Here's one from 2014 'Omnia'
    http://labelleperfumes.com/products/omnia-indian-garnet-2-2-edt-for-women?utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=cse&gclid=CN7VsNflvM8CFQcFaQoddTQG7w

    Also from 2014-...
  73. Re: Stunning Perfume In An Orange Box - Any Ideas As To Which Perfume It Could Be ?

    Oh, yes. I overlooked that part. Could be any number of things, then.
  74. Re: Stunning Perfume In An Orange Box - Any Ideas As To Which Perfume It Could Be ?

    Good guess! Or this one-L' Ambre des Merveilles ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 30th September, 2016

    http://i40.tinypic.com/30kt6ch.jpg
    Adam and Eve Expelled from Paradise, 1961- Marc Chagall
    Estée Lauder-
    Private Collection
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2016

    http://i40.tinypic.com/30kt6ch.jpg

    Adam and Eve expelled from Paradise, 1961, Marc Chagall
    Estée Lauder-
    Private Collection

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    Re: Regal and a little rustic

    A dark, rustic rose to try Ex Idolo 33. Ex Idolo Ryder ​is a lush, dark amber. Also rustic.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/63700/thirty-three-by-ex-idolo
    ...
  78. Re: Which Fragrances Do You Most Look Forward to Wearing Once the Weather Turns Really Cold?

    I was just watching the pre-Emmy Red Carpet Show. One actress (Kristen Bell) said she was wearing amber oil from 'Whole Foods'. The MC said how nice it smelled. But since everyone there was obviously...
  79. Re: Fragrance whore or signature scent [My personal Journey]

    I certainly ran the gamut and tried everything to start with, finding lots of favorite fumes. Then an odd thing happened, I found one that suited me perfectly. So, I started as a fragrance butterfly...
  80. Re: Which notes associated with the word "luxury"?

    Myhrr, oakmoss, amber, Jasmine, Osmanthus, Iris, Vetiver, tea rose, orange blossom, clary sage, opopanax, heliotrope, Violet
  81. Re: Help! Bond No 9 Chinatown! Top notes v. drydown!

    I agree with Kewart, ​scent is best on skin. And it's best to wait for a dry down, at least a few minutes. If you poke your nose in the fresh wet juice, it has a tendency to burn the sinuses and...
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    Re: What Are Your Favourite Vintage Chypres?

    Agree and +1 for Norell and Givenchy III. Also- Acqua di Parma Profumo (vintage).
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    Re: Help with Patou 1000

    The vintage extrait in the jade green bottle is da bomb for sure. I also have some EDP from about 5 years back that is excellent, too. It has more aldehydes but is still superb. I'm not sure about...
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    Re: Jean Patou- 'Invitation' information

    I believe that's what I have, is the reissue from the Ma Collection. Some pictures-

    http://i68.tinypic.com/2wlsyyu.jpg

    http://i66.tinypic.com/2ez1tvb.jpg

    - - - Updated - - -

    You can see...
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    Jean Patou- 'Invitation' information

    I had never found any information on Jean Patou's lovely 'Invitation' and so I took a chance and bought it blind some years ago. At last, I've found an article that gives the notes for this gorgeous...
  86. Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier Reformulating Again?

    It kind of makes you wonder why they bother anymore.
  87. Re: So how would you handle this? Please be honest

    I would not refund unless you say in your original copy that refunds are acceptable.
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    Re: What Are Your Favourite Vintage Chypres?

    Balmain- Ivoire
    Dioressence
    Miss Balmain
    Derby
    Sous Les Vent
    Fleurs De Rocaille
    Houbigant- Aperçu
    Azurèe
    Vent Vert
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    Re: Coty Chypre -- can this be worn by a man?

    I have a small bottle of the original and, it is charming. Some issues are 1- It is over one hundred years old and has simply lost its oomph. Staying power is 20-30 minutes at best. 2- Impossible to...
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    Re: The one that got away...

    How nice you could get the EDP!
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    The one that got away...

    Have you found out about a vintage or re-release too late? Mine is 'Hermès- Doblis', a sensuous leather scent I was able to try but never have found in quantity. It is breathtaking! How I wish I...
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    Re: Old video on perfume application

    Yes, sometimes I might use a dauber if I'm in a hurry. But I don't like the skimpy effect. Such a small amount of juice is applied at a time. The applicator is nearly dried up by the time it gets to...
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    Re: Old video on perfume application

    You can also put it on your wrist and use that to spread it around.
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    Re: Old video on perfume application

    This film shows "fingertip application" of parfum. Personally, I hate to get it on my fingers. It wastes parfum and I might accidentally rub my eye with that finger at some point. (I'm always rubbing...
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    Re: Posting photos to directory- don't show up

    Ok, thanks for looking into it.
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    Re: I'm back from the dead, and...TEA ROSE!

    When I said "I couldn't find it" I meant in my house. Could be in a box or a cupboard or a bag. I know I bought it on the internet. Just looked it up and ordered it, but it wasn't too cheap. Don't...
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    Re: I'm back from the dead, and...TEA ROSE!

    Hi Kaelee it's great you came back. I liked Perfumers' Tearose from what I remember. I just can't find it right now. It seems it was somewhat strident but realistic tea rose. You have to REALLY like...
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    Re: Old video on perfume application

    Hilarious. "Spray it on over every inch of your body" Whew! That certainly would have boosted sales!
  99. Re: any of these 90's perfumes still worthy to this day?

    Yes, you're right about that. I'd forgotten about those two. Spellbound is not my style at all. A cloying floral which would require my learning to play bridge. Pleasures is ok if a little...
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    Re: Your Favorite Pushy Broads

    Serge Lutens- Un Lys, Sa Majesté la Rose, Fleurs D'Oranger, a la Nuit, Bois Oriental
    Estée Lauder- Knowing, Estée, White Linen
    Creed- Jardin D'Amalfi, White Flowers
    Dior- Addict
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