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    Re: Top 5 Favorites Now

    I'm feeling very seasonal lately...so...

    Lipstick Rose Frederic Maille
    Bronze Goddess Estee Lauder
    Beach Bobbi Brown
    Virgin Island Water Creed
    Dune Dior

    Summer, I smell like you!
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    Re: Gentlemen, I Need Your Help

    Oh, my apologies for not putting this in "just starting out". Since I've been on this forum awhile, I don't think of myself that way- but I suppose when it comes to buying for my husband I really am...
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    Gentlemen, I Need Your Help

    Christmas is almost upon us, and I would like to get my husband a Fall/Winter scent. Sadly, I don't really know what notes he likes because he mostly just wears what I buy him. Currently he is...
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    Re: ❀ MADONNA Le Parfum ❀

    Maybe it's because I've watched too many vampire movies this Halloween season, but I can see a hero furtively clutching this bottle to his chest, creeping slowly down into a crypt saying "Back you...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Snooki by Nicole Polizzi

    No...just NO.
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    Re: SoTD SUNDAY October 23rd, 2011

    I'm trying out the new Chanel Jersey. It's interesting- it doesn't seem to be cycling through top-middle-base notes so much as swirling them all together. I'm picking up very light, clean versions...
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    Re: What have people told you that you smell like?

    Once in college I was wearing Tea Rose on the bus and a fellow student blurted out "Who smells like a grandma?". I love the smell of roses and the Tea Rose definitely fit my poor college student...
  8. Re: What do you think of Avon fragrances? Bang for the buck?

    Recently a friend bought Tomorrow For Her for me and I must say I was very happy with the quality. It's a lovely floral musk that doesn't smell watered down or cheap and it has good longevity and...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    A while ago I bought my 91 year old Grandmother a bottle of Coco by Chanel (she loves the heavy, spicy orientals). I liked it so much that now that the weather is cooler, I've splurged and gotten...
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    Re: Magie Noire Oldish vs New

    Okay I tried some Magie Noire from The Perfumed Court and fell in love with it (note: they did not have it marked as vintage or anything). When I had the funds, I ordered a bottle of it for myself,...
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    Re: Does perfume ever make you frustrated?

    This may be the greatest quote I have ever read on these forums. I want to embroider it on a cushion.
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    Re: Scarry scents for Halloween

    I haven't tried it personally, but I understand that CB I Hate Perfumes Black March has a "damp earth" smell that I think would be somewhat reminiscent of the grave.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: October 2011

    Today a friend brought me Tomorrow by Avon. She was wearing it one day and I complimented her on it, so she surprised me by buying me my own bottle. The official notes are African violet and sun...
  14. Re: Do you count your decants in your wardrobe frags?

    I prefer decants to full bottles, they are less expensive (therefore I get to own a larger selection of fragrances) and they take up less space. I'm looking at having to move twice this year, so...
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    Re: "Your Most Worn..."

    Keep in mind that I first joined Basenotes this summer :)

    Virgin Island Water by Creed (10)
    Bronze Goddess Eau Fraîche Skinscent by Estée Lauder (8)
    Beach by Bobbi Brown (7)
    Jennifer...
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    Re: to wear for Halloween?

    Magicallunafox, I'm big into Halloween so I totally get where you're coming from. I've already planned out my scent, it's going to be Czech & Speake's Dark Rose. It's a lovely, almost gothic rose...
  17. Re: Do You Scent Your Purse...And If So, With What?

    Thanks for all the suggestions guys! It's funny how many of you have accidentally scented your purse with test strips and such (although I am sorry you lost your decant Arwen :( ). I was thinking...
  18. Re: Recommendation for a woody, spicy winter scent?

    Welcome to Basenotes!

    Since you mentioned that you like the yeasty smell of dough, I recommend Bois De Farine by L'Artisan (it is famous for it's "yeasty note"). I know you are a bit shy of...
  19. Do You Scent Your Purse...And If So, With What?

    I've been sort of immersing myself in online fragrance discussions, and as part of that I've been reading the archives of some of my favorite perfume blogs. In more than one, ladies mention...
  20. Re: Vitriol d'oilliet - Like a dragged out funeral....

    Nothing is more frustrating than finding a scent that you like...only to have it fade too quickly to make it worth your while. I think the last time I had that happen was Cococabana by Parfums de...
  21. Re: "6 ways Your Sense of Smell Is Secretly Controlling your mind" Cracked Article

    So...since I've become interested in fragrances, I pretty much wear something nice 24/7. Does this mean I've become more confident as a whole?
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    Re: Jennifer Aniston fragrance

    I own it and have worn it off and on all summer. I also don't get the citrus top note at all. To me it smells like a straight up (but lovely) jasmine- I don't detect any rose or lily (I wonder if...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Continuing with completing my Fall/Winter collection, today I bought decants of Agent Provocateur, L'Artisan's La Nuit De Tubereuse, and Serge Lutens Un Bois Vanille.
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    Re: I need help from you, Montale-heads!

    Please post when you try it, I'd love to know what you think.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: September 2011

    Today I bought decants of Czech & Speake Dark Rose and Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady. Bring on the Fall!
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    Re: I need help from you, Montale-heads!

    Aoud Queen Rose is a very strong and very straightforward rose/oud combo. For about the first 8 hours or so I don't pick up any notes other than the rose and oud....then it dries down to a lovely,...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3rd Sept. 2011

    I'm testing out Prada's Candy (although not for sniff and speak). I've had it on 15 minutes...so far it's pretty much a straight up caramel scent. I did get a brief "lipstick waxy" smell for a...
  28. Re: Scents with fantastic openings, but gross dry downs.

    Agree with you about D&G Light Blue, lovely fresh citrusy opening that dries down to a "high class" version of Windex. Oddly enough though I've been craving that smell. It's not gross or anything,...
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    Re: Most worn in August?

    I'm not completely sure, but most likely Beach by Bobbi Brown, Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder, and Virgin Island Water by Creed (I'm a very beachy gal this time of year).
  30. Re: Help! Gourmand in search of floral/floriental for daily use...

    I second Givenchy by Organza. It's a soft floral with a strong vanilla note and some subtle spices. Very classy and easy to wear.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2011

    Thanks everyone! I'm wearing it today, lovely, but very soft compared to the EDT.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2011

    Today I turn 40!!! :) My husband presented me with Bois Des Iles Parfum. It's so lovely and rich and sophisticated...I'm just over the moon and consider myself to be one lucky, lucky gal!
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 28 August 2011

    Today I tried a sample of Portrait of A Lady by Frederic Malle...and it just knocked my socks off! A lovely, sophisticated rose must have at least a decant!
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2011

    Organza by Givenchy, Aoud Queen Rose by Montale, and Lipstick Rose by Frederic Malle, all decants (but hey, those count- right?)
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    Re: SotD: Friday, 26th Aug. 2011

    Best of luck to those in Irene's path- batten down those hatches. Well I was all set to wear Creed's Virgin Island Waters and be sync'd, but I received a sample of Serge Lutens' Un Bois Vanille and...
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    Re: The ones Luca Turin got wrong, your opinion

    I think I disagree with Turin on just about everything...but when he described Dune as the "most dark and gothic" of fragrances I just had to roll my eyes (I find it a light and very approachable...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, August 25, 2011

    Happy Birthday Riannon and Congrats CPB!

    Larimar, loved the Junior Wells! I must look more into his music...

    So Sephora sent me a sample of Aqua Allegoria Jasminora by Guerlain, and I thought...
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    Re: New Fragrance: L’Artisan Parfumeur Batucada

    Hmmm...lots of interesting stuff said in this thread... Well the notes sound like it will be right up my alley (I love VIW), but it's the kind of fragrance that I want to wear in the summer, not the...
  39. Thread: David Lynch

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    Re: David Lynch

    I just want to say I love you all in your David Lynch geekiness...and I would totally wear any perfume called House Atriedes or Twin Peaks, even if it smelled like poop.
  40. Thread: Mayotte and me

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    Re: Mayotte and me

    A lot of people have said that Mayotte and Mahora are the same scent. I was intrigued by this and got samples from TPC of them both. They are similar, but Mahora is much richer, more syrupy, and...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday, 20th August, 2011

    Really?! I wonder why...do men tip better when they smell vanilla and sugar?
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    Re: SotD: Saturday, 20th August, 2011

    I can't tell from the image, what is the bottle supposed to be? It looks like a wolf on an ice floe, but I'm sure that's not what they are going for with a perfume named Delicious Cotton Candy. At...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2011

    Boyfriend by Kate Walsh. I know it's a celebuscent, but Sephora sent me a free sample last spring, and I really liked it. Notes are: dark plum, myrrh, night blooming jasmine, benzoin tears, skin...
  44. Re: Parfums - which scents are the must have and which are the 'not worth it.

    Hmmm...well thank you for the input! My debate on parfum vs EDT on Bois Des Iles continues (and Gumoosh I am sorry for hijacking your thread).
  45. Re: Interesting find... how you spray affects the smell

    Wow, interesting video. I'm a bit flummoxed by the way he wants to "keyhole" people into certain fragrances. I like florals, chypres and orientals equally. I love Chanel's Bois Des Iles, which I...
  46. Re: Parfums - which scents are the must have and which are the 'not worth it.

    Le Grand Duc, when you suggest getting No. 5 in the EDT instead of parfum because of better sillage/longevity, does that apply just to No.5, or would it apply to other Chanels (in my case Bois Des...
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    Re: "Woody" fragrance for women

    I'm a woodsy gal and I second Bois Des Iles. You can buy it online at Chanel.com. I'm waiting to see if someone gives it to me for my birthday next week (I've hinted) and if not, I'm going to order...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday, 20th August, 2011

    Today I am trying out Givenchy Organza. Top Notes: bergamot, orange flower, gardenia, nutmeg and "green". Middle Notes: honeysuckle, jasmine, tuberose, walnut, iris. Base Notes: vanilla, amber,...
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    Re: The Joy of Joy!

    Well when I'm thinking of "Old Hollywood", I'm thinking of the classic fragrances worn by leading ladies such as Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Olivia De Havilland, Lauren Bacall, etc. I tried to find...
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    Re: The Joy of Joy!

    I've often wondered when I wear it if I smell like "Old Hollywood" since so many classic Hollywood leading ladies used to love to it.
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    Oh...that does sound perfect!
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    I couldn't find Eau Duelle on their website, what does it smell like?
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    Re: The Joy of Joy!

    I'm glad you liked it! This thread is making me wish I had put on Joy today, instead of testing the Versace.
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    Re: Vintage Tabu Cologne - Green Color?

    I have some vintage Tabu in a little wiener dog bottle, and it's an amber/brown color.
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    Re: The Joy of Joy!

    Joy was my first real perfume love. I went to Paris on a school trip when I was 15 with my Mom (she was a chaperone). We did the Fragonard tour, and at the end there was a gift shop. They had a...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19 August 2011

    Sephora sent me a free sample of Versace Veritas, so I thought I'd try it out. Notes: Lime, Freesia, Tiare, Tonka Bean, and Cedar. I'm not getting any lime at all, and I SWEAR I'm smelling rose. ...
  57. Re: Fall Is Coming, Help Me Pick My First Diptyque

    Thanks for the suggestion guys! I love incense, so I think Myrrh would definitely be my thing. MN thanks for the descriptions on when to use them- loved it!
  58. Fall Is Coming, Help Me Pick My First Diptyque

    Like a lot of folks here (I suspect), I'm a serious candle junky. In the cooler months, I keep my house peppered with scented candles of all types, but mostly I've been a Yankee Candle gal (you...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18 August 2011

    I am trying out CB I Hate Perfume's Eternal Return. It smells just like the ocean...almost eerily so... At first spritz I even picked up a bit of kelp...but now that it has dried down, my skin...
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    Re: the scent persistent for woman are....

    Fracas!
  61. Re: Question About CB I Hate Perfumes Water vs. Absolute

    Well I put it on for a second try yesterday and got the same results (beautiful, but fleeting). Thanks for the advice everyone. I think I will order a sample of the absolute and maybe try the...
  62. Question About CB I Hate Perfumes Water vs. Absolute

    So, today I am testing out a sample of CB I Hate Perfumes Just Breathe (in the water perfume) and I think it is just lovely. I get a lemony/minty/tea/cedar vibe that really does relax me and I'm...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday, 13th August 2011

    Happy Birthday ComDiva!

    I'm wearing Virgin Island Water. It goes well with the heat and humidity.
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2011

    No problem, glad to find a "beachy scent" gal like me! It's my understanding that Bronze Goddess was released as a limited edition summer scent. They reformulate it every year, with the current...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT - August 2011

    I haven't bought anything, but I wanted to reply to Fleurine. I love "beachy" summer scents and own Beach by Bobbi Brown. Beach smells like Coppertone suntan lotion, but with more a perfume quality...
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday 7 August 2011

    Rainy humid day here in Atlanta. I'm wearing Mahora by Guerlain...it's syrupy undertones just felt right for a relaxed brunch with friends.
  67. Re: Which fragrances did you hate at first then grew to love it

    I can't believe I'm saying this...but Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue. The dry down on me smells like an uptown version of Windex...which at first I HATED. But during these hot, humid days, I find...
  68. Re: Help me understand the hype about Millesime Imperial

    I don't care that it's Creed, I don't care about their marketing, I don't care about the hype, etc. I like it because the dry down smells truly aquatic to me. I find it unique because most aquatic...
  69. Interesting Article About Preserving And Recreating The Smells of History

    I ran across this very interesting article about how scientists are trying to preserve the smells of our time (from flowers that are going extinct, to what a modern day mall smells like) and how they...
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday 24 July 2011

    Good morning everyone! Today I am sampling Lipstick Rose by Frederic Malle and I think I'm in love. I smell it an instantly I am 15 again, standing in the make up aisle at the drugstore opening...
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    Re: The Perfect Rose

    hmmm double post, sorry about that.
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    Re: Do you wear fragrances in your house?

    Fragrance for me is about being happy and living in the moment. I wear whatever I feel like wearing that day and I don't worry about it being "wasted" on just me.
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    Re: The truth about summer flankers

    I live in a very hot, humid climate so I definitely change the scents that I wear in the summer. In the warm months I go for aquatics, citrus, green/fresh and tropical florals, while in the winter I...
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    Re: A summer office scent for a banker

    My husband is a Senior VP at Bank of America and he wears Guerlain's Vetiver in the summer.
  75. Thread: Shalimar Help

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    Re: Shalimar Help

    Uhm, okay gotta confess something here. I dislike bergamot because it smells like a musty attic to me and I particularly hate bergamot when it's used by Guerlain (they must use a particularly strong...
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    I just want to let you know that I cannot access my wardrobe. I do have access to the fragrance database and can post a scent of the day that way. Thank you.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Juy 15, 2011

    Thank you so much! I've been lurking for quite awhile now and finally decided it was time to take the plunge and let my voice be heard. I really look forward to becoming a part of this community. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, Juy 15, 2011

    My first scent of the day post! It's a rainy day today in Atlanta, and it almost feels a bit Fallish. I'm working my way through some samples to find my perfect rose and I put on Lancome's Magie...
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    Re: Sloooooooooooowwwwwwww

    It is much faster, but I can't access the fragrance database at all. Not complaining, just letting you know.

    edit: and now that I just posted that I can access the fragrance database but not my...
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    Re: whats your man-magnet ?

    Whenever I wear Beach by Bobbi Brown, my husband smiles and says I smell like summer. Beach smells just like Coppertone, so I think it reminds him of glistening scantily clad women.
  81. Poll: Re: What's Your Favorite Note for the Summer Heat?

    I'm new to the forums, so I hope it's okay that I'm not a guy and I voted (it seems the male and female fragrances boards attract posts from the opposite sex a lot). I am crazy for coconut this time...
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