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    Re: A couple questions for you all

    Thank you all for your input. It's very much appreciated. I've been away from the site for a few years now (except for an occasional question here or there) due to a lot of personal upheaval in my...
  2. Re: Help me evaluate this online merchant

    Thanks so much, everyone! Thanks, Socalwoman, for the link to the thread about PE. I didn't know that about them. Think I may take my chances on eBay afterall, lol.

    In any case, I so appreciate...
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    Re: A couple questions for you all

    Thanks everyone! I'm actually registered at Makeup Alley - didnt know people swapped scents over there. I will definitely check it out. Thank you!

    - - - Updated - - -

    Thanks everyone! I'm...
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    A couple questions for you all

    Hi everyone!

    I've been a member for a while, but still am a newbie collector for the most part. I had 2 questions I was hoping you all could answer.

    My first one is - there are SO many amazing...
  5. Help me evaluate this online merchant

    Hi everyone,

    I've been looking for this perfume - Trussardi Inside - and it seems to be out of stock everywhere, except for 2 places. I was reading a couple of earlier Basenotes threads on online...
  6. Re: Important question re fragrance storage (did I screw up?)

    Nope, we don't have basements in California. Wish I did - could use the storage :-)

    Ok, but as far as going forward, what would be your advice? Obviously moving all these boxes around is not a...
  7. Important question re fragrance storage (did I screw up?)

    Hi all,
    I've been away from the boards for a while and had put my collecting on hold for a bit (finances :cry: . Anyway, being a newbie, I had originally had my perfumes in my bedroom (but out of...
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    Hot weather and how to store perfumes?

    Hi Everyone,

    I've been away from the boards for a while, so I apologize if this is not the proper place to post this question. Basically I'm hoping for some advice on storing my perfume...
  9. Re: Does age matter / Seeking niche perfume recs

    Hi Cors,

    Welcome to Basenotes - glad you found us! I totally agree with the others. You should wear what you like. I don't believe there's such a thing as an inherently "old" or "young" scent -...
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    Re: Stinky Stores

    I'm pretty sure that A&F and Hollister are part of the same company. Someone needs to alert management that their stinky strategy isn't working, lol!
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    Re: What is a "deoderant spray?"

    Ah ok, thanks for the explanation. Not what I was looking for, so I'm glad I didn't blindly buy it.
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    Re: Which fragrance is it...?

    Fragrantica.com has a cool and easy tool for finding fragrances by notes. You might want to try that. Just another avenue to try to figure out what your fragrance is.
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    What is a "deoderant spray?"

    I've seen "deoderant sprays" for sale for some of the higher end fragrances like Dior and Gucci. They're very reasonably priced - but I'm not sure what they are. Has anyone used one? Are they just an...
  14. Re: Anyone familiar with scented body gels?

    No, I'm pretty sure it's not the shower gel because that's listed separately. I basically bought some Kors perfume (Michael Kors) and then found another website that had all the accessory products...
  15. Anyone familiar with scented body gels?

    Most fragrance lines seem to offer the accompanying body lotion or body cream in that particular fragrance. But I came across the choice of body gel and realized I had no idea what that was. Is...
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    Re: Coco perfume: EDP vs. Parfum?

    Thanks for your feedback everyone. I must say, not the answers I expected. Still pretty new at this, I thought the parfum was almost sure to be longer lasting and a fuller embodiment of the...
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    Coco perfume: EDP vs. Parfum?

    I'm seriously considering getting a bottle of Coco in pure parfum, as it's one of my all-time favorite frags. I do have a nearly full bottle of the EDP (1.7 oz) which I believe is from the 1990's if...
  18. What do you own in a pure parfum version?

    I was just curious what everyone owns in a pure parfum version? That is, which scents you deemed your absolute favorite (and probably have in EDT and/or EDP as well), and worthy of being purchased in...
  19. Re: Today I bought ... September 09 purchases...

    Got a back-up bottle of Nude (Bill Blass) and a bottle of Tocade to try out. Cheap and cheerful :-)

    Oh, almost forgot. Also bought a sample vial of Chanel No.5 Eau Premiere. (Been having a tough...
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    Re: Fendi Theorema (what is Leggero?)

    Thanks everyone! So now I know I'm looking for the Theorema only. That helps a lot :-)

    Jenny
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    Fendi Theorema (what is Leggero?)

    In the BN directory there are 3 versions of Fendi's Theorema listed: Theorema, Theorema Uomo, and Theorema Esprit D'Ete. As I understand it, the good one everyone talks about is just the plain old...
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    Re: The Many Faces of Aerin Lauder

    Well Ruggles, we might be distantly related as I'm from 100% Hungarian stock (my parents escaped during the 1956 revolution), and I've got those crazy high cheekbones too.

    Tovah, good chance...
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    Gucci by Gucci parfum?

    Does anyone know if Gucci by Gucci (the one in the dark brown bottle) comes in a pure parfum? Perfumed Court doesn't have a sample and a quick search doesn't bring anything up on eBay. I thought most...
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    Re: I'm guessing it must be my skin?

    Thanks for the lotion suggestions. I will check those out. Admittedly I've not been spraying anywhere other than wrists, inside of arms and my chest. Mainly because these days I'm testing multiple...
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    Re: My Guerlain dilemma! Advice needed.

    Yes, I agree and am leaning that way. I wouldn't trust eBay for this kind of purchase. Have you smelled it? What do you think? And what's your favorite Guerlain?

    I have to say though - I've not...
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    My Guerlain dilemma! Advice needed.

    Hi guys,

    I decided to post my question in your forum as there are a lot of people in the forum tonight and my question isn't really gender specific at all. More a budgeting issue (and growing...
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    Re: I'm guessing it must be my skin?

    All good suggestions there, thanks! I've read that too about using unscented lotion or oil. Any brand in particular that you guys would recommend? I find that even lotions that claim to be unscented...
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    I'm guessing it must be my skin?

    So I've accumulated enough bottles and samples now to get an idea of how fragrances wear on my skin. And outside of a few EDPs (the 2 that wear longest on me being Samsara and Lolita Lempicka), I've...
  29. Re: Today I bought ... September 09 purchases...

    A bottle of Guerlain's Terracotta Voile d'Ete - after reading several times what an overlooked fragrance it is. Also a bottle of Kors (for women) after reading great reviews and my curiosity piqued...
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    Re: San Francisco Meet-Up

    It really was a great day - both the actual sniffing as well as meeting and hanging out with my fellow No Cal Basenoters. It was such fun smelling new scents together, as well as the ongoing...
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    Re: Do you spritz before bed?

    I've started doing it too since joining Basenotes, and it's a good time to try samples. Although sometimes I yearn for the comfort of a particular scent.

    My 4 1/2 year old son is fascinated with...
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    Re: Fall Enticements!

    I'm curious where you hear about the new scents coming out? I'm just starting out so I have sooooo many to sniff already, but I want to keep up with the new stuff as well. So just curious as to the...
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    Re: Go ahead. Say I told you so.

    I've had pretty good luck with blind buys overall. In fact I bought a Lalique blind - Eau de Lalique - and I love it. Also bought 2 Yves Rocher's blind - Rose Absolue and Iris Noir - both lovely. And...
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    Comparing vintages - a question

    Well, I finally got some vintage Coco on eBay and I'm happy to report I'm pretty sure it's the real thing. I got 2 of the same thing actually - they are both EDP - but in different bottles. One is...
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 - EDT or EDP?

    Thanks for your input, Lightgreen. I just realized I posted in the wrong section - meant to post this in Female Frags, oh well. Yeah, I wasn't much of a fan of the big power frags of the 80s, so I...
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    Chanel No. 5 - EDT or EDP?

    Hi all,

    I'm hoping to do a lot of testing at the Chanel boutique next Sat and hopefully buy my first bottle of No. 5. I know that the different variations all smell different, have varying...
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    Re: Mini perfumes - do they age well?

    Thanks everyone, all good things to keep in mind. Yes, they probably were displayed on dresser tops - which, mind you, was what I did before I knew better. You know, they really should sell perfumes...
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    Anyone wear (or have) Fidji?

    I'm just wondering what color it's supposed to be. I see it in both a light golden color and also in a darker honey color. Of course these are photos online but I'm guessing the darker ones are just...
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    Mini perfumes - do they age well?

    Hi all,
    I was thinking of buying a number of minis of perfumes that I'd like to give a try but don't want to invest in a full bottle. There's a bit more to work with than a "sample" and many are...
  40. Re: Ugliest perfume bottle in your collection?

    Quick question - how do you all insert images into your posts? I still don't know how to do that. Hilarious thread btw.

    Thanks!
    Jenny
  41. Re: Aren't frags in spray bottles hard to fake?

    Yes, those were my thoughts too. Thanks so much for taking a look at it and giving your opinion. I agree on the topic of new scents though. If I want a new Guerlain or Chanel I will not buy it on...
  42. Re: Aren't frags in spray bottles hard to fake?

    Thanks everyone. I guess I will just go into it with low expectations and only bid a small amount. That way, if it is a fake, I only lose a few bucks. And if it turns out to be real, then it's a...
  43. Re: Aren't frags in spray bottles hard to fake?

    LOL, ok that's pretty disgusting. I'd never seen that before. And he didn't even buy that off eBay - he got it via a perfume retailer's website (ljshopping.net?) Luckily there's a picture of the one...
  44. Re: Aren't frags in spray bottles hard to fake?

    Hmm, that's so disappointing. But I know there are goodies to be found on eBay as I read about other Basenoters finding them. Well, I don't know how to post an image otherwise I would. (In fact if...
  45. Aren't frags in spray bottles hard to fake?

    As I was perusing eBay and looking at the various "vintage" frags, it occurred to me that while a bottle with a stopper would be easy to fake (that is just take off the top and put fake juice in it)...
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    Re: Today I bought ... August 09 purchases...

    Wow, Rogalal, sounds like the 29th is going to be amazing. Thank you for putting so much time and energy into it.

    And I just wanted to say thanks for all the warm welcomes from everyone. I'm...
  47. Re: Do I risk buying a small Chanel No 5 on eBay?

    Thanks everyone for your feedback. I didn't realize people went to such lengths to fake these things. But I guess it's not that hard to buy vintage bottles and fill them with fake juice. I will heed...
  48. Re: Do I risk buying a small Chanel No 5 on eBay?

    Yes, I look at the price as well as an indicator. But when they do it as an auction with a low or no starting price, then that no longer gives you any clues. The ones I'm looking at usually are a one...
  49. Do I risk buying a small Chanel No 5 on eBay?

    Ok, I know buying perfumes on eBay is risky and you basically get what you pay for. However, that said, I'd really like to have a small bottle of the vintage Chanel No. 5 and there are a few that...
  50. Layering to cut a frag's sweetness? Odd question.

    Hi all,

    Well I recently purchased a few scents that I really like, but sometimes they also have the effect of making me a bit nauseous or giving me a headache. It happens with a certain type of...
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    Re: Which men's frags do you wear?

    Fabulous suggestions everyone! I think I'm going to go armed with a print out of all your lists and start sniffing :D

    I officially own only one men's frag so far - Habit Rouge - which I bought...
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    Re: Which men's frags do you wear?

    Thanks Crayfish and Arwen - I'll have to look into those that you've listed.

    Crayfish, why on the whole do you prefer men's/unisex? For me, I'm still trying to learn my way around perfumes, but I...
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    Which men's frags do you wear?

    Hi gals,

    I've been sniffing a lot of fragrances lately and after many floral and sweet smelling things, my nose is itching for something a little different. So I'm curious as to which men's (or...
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    Re: Chanel Reformulations?

    Oh ok. Thanks for correcting me on No. 5. Do you happen to know whether Coco has been reformulated also? I now seem to remember someone commenting that it didn't smell quite like they'd remembered it...
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    Chanel Reformulations?

    Hi all,

    I've read that Chanel has managed to keep the same formulation of Chanel No.5 since it's debut in 1921. Is this true for the other Chanel fragrances as well? I'm specifically interested in...
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    Re: Today I bought ... August 09 purchases...

    Well I took advantage of that 25% off coupon and went to town TWICE at Parfum1. (Hey, I'm new to this so I have a lot of catching up to do, lol!)
    So my first order included Lolita Lempicka...
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    Re: What Perfume Does Your Mom or Dad wear ?

    My mom and dad have both passed in the last few years sadly, but when I was growing up my dad used to use Old Spice and Brut and my mom had a few regulars in her collection: L'Air du Temps, VC&A...
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    Cologne versions of frags for women?

    Please excuse my newbie ignorance on this one, but I was under the impression that most colognes today were specifically made for men, while women's frags came mostly in EDT and EDP versions. I've...
  59. Re: "The lotion is a must for me" what about you?

    I also tend not to bother with the lotions unless I'm getting a gift set. I prefer to wear organic, unscented body lotions that won't interfere with my perfume. However, I have tried layering frags...
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    Going to France - what to bring back?

    So a friend of mine is going to France (actually "home" to France) and he asked if there was anything he could bring back for me. Being a relative newbie, I was wondering if there's anything that's...
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    Re: Lily Pulitzer Frags?

    Well, I passed on the Lily Pulitzer frags, but I more than made up for it last night with a last minute order from one of the online stores before their sale ended. It's amazing what great deals you...
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    Re: Lily Pulitzer Frags?

    Yeah, I was just curious really. Thanks for the feedback. I got a Gucci by Gucci giftset with EDP and body lotion for $50, so that made it worth the trip. And a bottle of "L" by Lolita Lempicka for...
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    Lily Pulitzer Frags?

    Hi all,

    I was combing through my local Marshall's and they had 3 scents by Lily Pulitzer: Squeeze, Beachy, and Wink. I was wondering if anyone had tried them. There aren't any reviews in the BN...
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    Re: Best bottles for storage of decants

    Hi all,

    Thanks for your input. Yes, I agree and was planning on using glass, no question there. My question was more as to the type of top really. Basically which type of top provides the best...
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    Best bottles for storage of decants

    Hi all,

    I recently bought several Guerlain decants, a couple ounces each. They were sent to me in those little plastic bottles you use for toiletries when travelling. My plan is to put a small...
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    Re: EDP or EDT: Which to Choose?

    Hi an_oud_girl,

    Thanks for the welcome! Yes, looks like we are neighbors. We are you? I'm just south of SFO. I'm going to try to make it to the big shop and sniff even on the 29th. Might you be...
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    Re: EDP or EDT: Which to Choose?

    Hi Crayfish,

    Thanks so much for your informative reply! I think you may have just saved me a bunch of money as well. I want to take advantage of some of these great online summer sales, but I...
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    Re: Guerlain recs

    Yes, I really do like Samsara. I'm sure it will become one of my regulars. Spicy probably isn't the right word - I'm still learning the language of perfume :) There are a few other Guerlains I'd...
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    EDP or EDT: Which to Choose?

    Hi All,

    I tried to find a previous thread before posting this question. If there is one and I missed it, please definitely send me the thread.

    Anyway, I'm pretty much a newbie and am trying to...
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    Re: Guerlain recs

    Hi Miss Casey,

    I'm quite the newbie too, and I recently bought a number of Guerlain decants off of eBay. And I have to admit that I really like Samsara. In Turin's book it's called very "eighties...
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    Newbie with a few questions

    Hello all,

    This is actually my second post here. I realize now after reading the reviews more indepth that my first email was probably not posted by the mods because I asked about...
  72. OverstockPerfume.com and other online vendors

    Hi all,

    I'm new to the forums and to the world of perfume as a hobby as well. I'm looking to try a lot of new fragrances and have been comparing the online fragrance sites as well as eBay....
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