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    Re: Amber for layering-opinions needed

    I think a perfume spray would be more beneficial, I'd like to have something that covers the area where I will be spraying the other fragrances. Any suggestions? I'm in a very limited shopping area...
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    Amber for layering-opinions needed

    I'm looking for a good uncomplicated yet still decent amber perfume for layering with other scents. I have a couple of male frags that I think a little amber hiding underneath might make them swing...
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    Re: One last question...

    I just read the notes and it looks like Oolang Infini isn't going to be sweet or milky at all, sadly. Not quite the holy grail tea I'm looking for, but I will sample it just in case. Thanks...
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    Re: One last question...

    Yes exactly. I just want the tea ;) No frou frouing around. The reason I asked the ladies specifically was perhaps unfair (sorry boys)-I was afraid of masculine undertones in the perfume...
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    One last question...

    I've been looking around past threads for the answer to my question and can't come up with a satisfactory answer, so I'll ask this one last question of you ladies. I'm looking for the most authentic...
  6. Re: What is the most beautiful fragrance that you ever smell...

    Chanel 19, I lost a full vintage bottle I bid on while sleeping in this morning (cry). It's been years since I smelled the vintage version, when I do find another one I hope it's all that I...
  7. Re: Upcoming Fragrance Shop: What Are the Most Popular Women's Fragrances?

    I agree on the Lutens, also niche perfume brands are often hard to find on ebay. A good rule of thumb is the more expensive the fragrance, the less likely people will be to buy full bottles and will...
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    Re: A question for the ladies...

    No I have not tried any of those so I will look them up and get samples, thank you. Online is basically my only option so what I've tried is minimal. We have one local store thirty minutes away...
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    Re: A question for the ladies...

    That really is disturbing, I have very little experience with that in my country area. The farmers are usually very conscious of smelling bad and clean up right after work and use very pedestrian...
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    Re: A question for the ladies...

    I'm sorry Oriane, I did not mean to sound offensive about BBW fragrances. What I meant by that is that so many women wear them around here (we are a rural country area with little shopping choices)...
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    Re: A question for the ladies...

    I ordered small bottles of vintage Shalimar and Mitsouko and they came in yesterday. Shalimar is not for me, it seems to head straight to baby powder on my skin and my skin eats up the other notes,...
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    A question for the ladies...

    I've decided to get a small handful of regular perfumes for going out and I need your expertise. I've been out of the game for awhile (stopped wearing perfume) so I'm a bit out of the loop on what's...
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    Re: An unusual fragrance problem, help?

    Thanks everyone, I have some good choices now to look through :) Problem solved. If my birds didn't put their faces against my neck I'd be more inclined to wear it around the house. They literally...
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    Re: An unusual fragrance problem, help?

    The cockatoos were aloof? I can't even imagine that from having this one-he's the worst one for needing to be attached at the hip and he'll scream the house down if I leave without him. I've...
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    Re: An unusual fragrance problem, help?

    Hello, so sorry I'm just now checking in. Thank you for all the information Redneck. I've tried to take my responsibility seriously and have done a lot of research into their care, hazards, and...
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    Re: An unusual fragrance problem, help?

    Thank you, I will do that. Much appreciated. I really miss perfume. Every time I walk behind someone who smells good at a store or somewhere I groan in envy.
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    An unusual fragrance problem, help?

    I was a member here several years ago but had to stop wearing perfumes because of my parrots. I ended up with a large macaw and a cockatoo who absolutely can't be around chemicals because their...
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    Re: Scenting your car?

    My "Mom Van" smells like me all the time, whatever I may be wearing. Whenever I go out to leave I give myself a fresh squirt of perfume before I hit the door. Therefore the van always smells like...
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    Re: How many different scents do you wear...

    Agree with this, I find it has faded enough by evening that I either shower it off or reapply over the top of the old. On occasion I layer it up for a different scent altogether. I also like to use...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 3 June

    Wearing Ava Luxe Heart of Glass today (tuberose nut that I am) and I must say it is a great alternative to the very expensive Carnal Flower. I've sampled so many tuberose frags and this comes as...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 21 May

    SotD is Elixir des Merveilles by Hermes. My husband's favorite, he can't get enough of that scent on me. Wore Parfum Sacre to bed, because it makes me feel wrapped up and cozy. That one is my...
  22. Re: Etat Libre d’Orange range now available at Luckyscent..

    Ah boy, you and your pine! You just love that scent, don't you??? Did you tell me you just went to France or somewhere there abouts? I'd love to hear about it sometime!
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    Re: May 2009 ~ Purchases!

    You like lilac? Oh girl do you ever have to try i Profumi di Firenze Lilla! Truest lilac I've found! My lilac bush is blooming so I had the perfect chance to compare and...yep-smells just like...
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    Poll: Re: Which Ava Luxe is best? Help me decide!

    Thank you to everyone who voted. Madame X won by 80 percent, so I went with that. I'll buy Heart of Glass next round. Thanks everyone!
  25. Re: "Getting" a note - enough data points, or the right fragrance?

    Good to know, I'm off to discover that website because I have ever so much trouble with identification! Thanks all!
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Christian Dior, Diorific in Rouge Gipsy (gypsy red) in a lovely golden tube. It makes me feel pretty, so pretty when I have it on...and the tube always gets inquiries whenever I take it out because...
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    Re: Micheal Storer Naked Women AD on BN

    This thread cracks me up! I can't believe how riled people get over one little ad with women on it wearing clothing over every area that ought to be covered! I've seen worse "Hanes Her Way" ads on...
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    Poll: Re: Which Ava Luxe is best? Help me decide!

    Oh flarp! I forgot to tell Wordbird her gelfling is darling! "Gelfling", I love that word!
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    Poll: Re: Which Ava Luxe is best? Help me decide!

    I think I'll buy Madame X right now and Heart of Glass next time. I was really looking to find out which was the sexiest. I think that must be Madame X. I even went so far as to ask Serena (Ava...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 13 May

    I'm in an Ava Luxe mood right now...geesh she's such a nice person it makes it a real pleasure to buy from her! I'm wearing Midnight Violet for today. I posted a poll in the female discussion about...
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    Poll: Which Ava Luxe is best? Help me decide!

    I'm trying to decide which perfume to buy from Ava Luxe next: Heart of Glass or Madame X?

    I'll put up a poll-vote for your favorite. Thanks for your help everyone!
  32. Re: Neil Morris launch 1oz size and ten new 'Vault' scents

    This is the best news I've heard in awhile! Neil rocks! Now I can buy my Prowl and Spectral Violet!
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    I Profumi di Firenze Lilla

    Pretty much straight up soliflore lilac, perfectly captured. I have a sample of this, and at the same time my lilac bush is blooming. They match exactly. Lilac lovers run, don't walk for a bottle...
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    Re: What are your most feared scrubbers?

    Comme des Garcons PARFUMS Series 3 Incense: Avignon: OLD MOLDY DAMP CHURCH CURTAIN!
    OMG I nearly ran from myself trying to get away from it. Tried to cover it, didn't work. Tried to scrub it,...
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    Re: statistical analysis of fragrance notes

    The wordle was great, easy to understand and use. Thanks Perf Addict! Spreadsheets? Not so good for me but I admire the fortitude of those willing and with time. I usually just pay attention to...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 7 May

    http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/561/img3edt4.gif
    Fifi Chachnil again for me today.
  37. Re: Burr gives The Beat by Burberry three stars

    I never go by what he says or anyone else. I wear what makes me happy and what I like, why worry what someone else thinks?
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    Re: Any Guys Out There Wear Une Rose by Malle?

    I sampled Une Rose and I must say that I think this would be yummy on a man. Hideous on me...way too masculine but rose none the less. A very good alternative for gentlemen searching for a rose...
  39. Re: Who's negative review do you fear most, and why?

    Ewww, Red's my biggest fear! Just look at the razor-sharp wit that boy wields!

    I have no fear of Tao, that one's a kitten just waiting to be loved!

    You guys crack me up, hehehe.
  40. Re: Which is the best ROSE fragrance (for men or unisex)?

    My vote is #88. A "very" reserved Oriental lady once chased down my husband to ask him what he was wearing and pressed a pen and paper into his hand and asked him to write it down for her. This...
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    Re: Fragrance snobbery

    Agreed. Just because it's posted does not mean you have to reply to it with much eye-rolling about it being previously discussed (or any other type of unkind behavior over anything to anyone new...
  42. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    Not nice, not nice at all. Why be an enemy when you can be a friend? Life is so much better that way, and you live longer because you're happy:)
  43. Poll: Re: My wife won't "alllow" me to buy fragrances for the next 6 months

    Red, how adorable are you? I think you need a "husband of the year" award right now! Tell your wife I said she's lucky!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 2 May

    I've dodged sniff and speak day in favor of rocking Ava Luxe Vamp for today, so sexy!

    Birthday smoochies everyone who needs one!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 30 April

    My darling insolent (by her own admission) Fifi Chachnil came in yesterday. I'm loving it!

    Sorry to those who suffered losses during that tragic accident. Prayers go out to the families...
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    Re: Ageless Fantasy

    Men will think you're 8 years younger? Wow, can you believe that? Kudos to anyone who likes the stuff, wear what you want and be happy. But honestly, no one should fall for that line and buy it...
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    Re: I would appreciate your advice

    Have you tried L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain? It's pretty much what you described and it's timeless and classic. The first spray may seem a little much, but give it time and I bet you'd love it. It...
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    Re: Women's Coldest Masterpiece

    Bluebell by Penhaligons, think chilly blue flowers poking up through thawing earth....BRRRR. Heard it was a favorite of Princess Diana. I do think it has it's own charm though. I just wish...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 23 April

    It's so COLD here today...thought I'd warm it up with Possets Gingerbread Whorehouse. Ahhh the snuggliness of warm gingerbread makes me feel cozy and happy! No ordinary gingerbread scent here, this...
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    Re: What is the coldest masterpiece?

    I disagree with 88 because people respond to it. A very chilly and proper Chinese woman at a place we dine suddenly became very animated when my husband walked by her. At best she's only ever said...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 22 April

    Good idea, Quarry! I'll go out and (try, my arms won't go around it) hug my million year old "Grandfather"maple with a trunk roughly 35" in diameter. This thing is so old and cool, it's completely...
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    Re: What's your desired range?

    Boys, news for you. We like to smell you. It's ok to smell good, honestly. I can't tell you the times a woman has turned around to come after my husband while we're out because they need to know...
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    Re: Reusing sample atomizers

    I cleaned them out, it worked fine. In such hard economic times why waste what you have? If you have a bunch already, use dish soap to wash them out and then rinse them with rubbing alcohol, then...
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    Re: What do you want

    I'm lusting after Fifi Chachnil parfum concentration right now, getting it for Mother's Day! I am so excited! Thinking of getting Ava Luxe Madame X too. I haven't tested it yet so it would be a...
  55. Poll: Re: Green Irish Tweed or Cool Water? Which is a better scent?

    Well...let me put it this way. My husband has worn both. The only time women turned around and came after us to ask what he was wearing was when he wore Green Irish Tweed. Nuff said.
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    Re: SotD Monday 20 April

    Scent twins with an_oud_girl today in Serge Oranger. It smells happy and lifts my spirits on this un-fine gray & misty spring day. Birthday and bad luck hugs to all that need them!
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    Re: SotD: Sunday April 19, 2009

    It's a miserable cold rainy day here, longing for sand and sun. Decided to buy Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder and it's like summer has come.

    Sorry to you Twolf about your misfortunes, I don't...
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    Sticky: Re: Any places give away free samples?

    Always buy samples directly from L'Artisan, the vials are slightly larger and they come carded with a little information. I bought a sample from the perfumed court and it was smaller for more $$. ...
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    Re: A challenge for the ladies

    I suggest Daim Blond by Serge Lutens. Read the reviews on here if you'd like a clear idea of what people think about it. It's soft, subtle, beautifully done suede/hint of apricot that oozes class. ...
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    Re: SotD Friday 17 April, TGIF

    Amen to that! She does smell lovely, that white/green button beauty. Have you ever seen a pic of the other I mentioned? Talk about a stunner! Google it. Oh snap...I forgot to tell my sotD so...
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    Re: SotD Friday 17 April, TGIF

    Here here! In total agreement on that. I need to go look mine over after the winter. Do you have any particular favorites? I have a lovely Madame Hardy and Variegata de Bologna that reminds me of...
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumeur - Breaking News

    Same here, I had three different samples come that way-taped to a business card. Liane was one of them for me as well. Wonder what's up with that, seems sloppy to me.
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    Re: Today I bought (April 2009 Purchases!)

    Today I went to look at the Ava Luxe website again, thinking I'd blind buy something. Instead her jewelry link caught my eye for the second time and I went off to explore my options. First time I...
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    Re: SotY: Serge Lutens

    I'm just impressed you kept track! I can't remember what I did yesterday half the time, and in two days I can't tell you what I've had on ;)
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    Re: SotD Thursday 16 April

    Wordbird, your Dad knows you're thinking of him and loving him deary-no worries.
    Have fun on your field trip, Ubu! That sounds like a blast.
    Lievje, what's wrong? I don't think we've talked...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 15 April

    Sitting at home this fine day and testing Une Rose by Fredric Malle. Good Lord whatta rose! Dark, earthy and HUGE in every way. Kind of makes me want to step back from myself :) I might just go...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 14 April

    Back to work in Daim Blond, the weather's still frantic and cold here and suede suits nicely. I envy Guerlain-lover her fig in Philosykos. I still can't find one I like! All too green and unripe...
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    Re: New Here saying Hi!

    I would like to extend a warm welcome, new friend! Don't be frightened by the long list of Serge Luten's-it may take you awhile but I assure you they are well worth it! Many you won't consider...
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    Re: S o t D, Sunday, 12th April, 2009

    In honor of the holiday, I'm sampling B's Breath of God. It seems fitting...so here goes!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 11 April

    Strange Invisible Perfumes Lady Day for me today...which seems like a cross between Fracas and Carnal Flower. I think I prefer Carnal Flower of the three of them. I hope you all have a blessed...
  71. Re: General Consensus: What works best in fragrancing the home?

    Why you, of course! What could smell better than a basenoter? No seriously though. Get on ebay and find someone who makes homemade soy candles. They are inexpensive, highly-scented. And...
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    Re: SotD 10 April - Good Friday

    Fifi edp by Fifi Chachnil. Grrr baby, very grrr. I felt like flying to Paris to buy lingerie:)
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    Re: Looking for the best absinthe fragrance?

    Thanks guys, I'll write those down and try to get ahold of samples. Maybe what I read about it wasn't right with the mint? Maybe one of you could give me a more accurate description?
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    Looking for the best absinthe fragrance?

    I have a strong curiousity about the scent of absinthe and the notes make it sound minty and refreshing, maybe great for hot summer days? I just sampled L'Artisan's version and found it too pine...
  75. Re: Which women's fragrances smell like " money"

    Amouage Gold, rich and complex-I can picture a regal Sultan's wife wearing this as a signature scent.
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    Re: Report it - don't perpetuate it.

    I would like to issue a public apology to both the moderators, Grant and Dani, and my fellow basenoters for what I believe is my fault for posting a reply on a thread that I feel was woefully out of...
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    Re: Do you ever finish a bottle?

    Well I don't have an extensive collection as of yet. I am super picky and can't find too many true loves (still sampling to find more) and will go through what I have rather quickly I'm afraid. I...
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    Re: Do you wear your age?

    I think it depends on the person actually. Some people blatantly disregard the stereotypes and go for it. Others are more reserved or worry more about what others will think. No matter which type...
  79. Re: Biggest disappointment of 2009 so far? ☹☹☹

    People have a right to their own opinions Sir, regardless whether or not you think we have the necessary knowledge or experience to voice them. What is fragrance anyway, if not a personal expression...
  80. Re: What Scent do you wear for a Surgical Operation?

    Nice discussion, boys! Geez. Your posts had me laughing or shaking my head in dismay, hehehe. What a question, btw. I guess we like to smell good ALL the time around here! I'm liking the...
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    Re: Feerie by Van Cleef & Arpels.

    I haven't tried it because according to everyone it smells like berries and not much else. I've read poor reviews on it. I do adore that bottle though. But for that price it better smell good too,...
  82. Re: New to fragrance, please critique my samples order.

    A girl after my own heart! I LOVE TF black orchid. Ava Luxe is affordable, and others say something like not evolved or serious enough-some claim girly. I've only tried a few, but I completely...
  83. Re: The most accurate, distinct Ambergris note ?

    Ok...so you know what you have to do now? It's up to YOU to come up with one that suits you! You come up with your own formula, and market it to the world as thee "TRUE ambergris" fragrance. You...
  84. Re: Always nice, but sometimes stunning, phenomenal, jaw dropping

    Ah hormones...what DON"T they do to us ladies??? I can certainly see that. Excellent point, kumquat. They really do affect smell. I'm sure other women can testify that while pregnant (aka...
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    Re: Tattoos - The Permanent Mullet?

    I think it depends on what you get. I have a very simple small one: a single blossom with my children's names around it in a place that I can hide it well. Several family members don't know I even...
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    Re: Czech & Speake

    By the way, does anyone own either of these? What do you think about longevity? Do they last a long time? I know #88 does. I didn't get a chance to stay with him the days he chose to wear the...
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    Re: Czech & Speake

    I couldn't agree more. The presentation is pure class and the hand-written note "with compliments" was a nice touch. I was wiggling with excitement as I opened it. I'm still trying to decide which...
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    Re: Best of Serge Lutens non-export line

    From a woman's perspective, buy MKK. I adore it. It's just so "wrong". It makes me think of a "bad boy" that a girl should stay away from. No matter how hard you try, he reels you in anyway. ...
  89. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 4, 2009 ★★★ Florals

    I agree with Lizzie about the lasting power thing. I had to apply to my hair and clothes to keep it around at all. But that does work for me anyway, and I can get maybe 5 hours out of it if I over...
  90. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 4, 2009 ★★★ Florals

    Great bottle, Haunani! Nothing says spring or simple and earthy to me like some Brit style Penhaligon's Bluebell, or Lily of the Valley. Once in awhile I get the urge for simplicity. These two (to...
  91. Re: I have a crazy thought provoking question for you...

    I actually own midnight violet, and I just ordered a sample of Ormonde woman. So I have the bases covered on that, thanks though! I'm liking darker, earthy scents right now. I'll check out those...
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    Re: My new obsession - sample purchasing

    I am in the same boat, buddy-middle of nowhere with no way to sample anything. I just ordered samples from l'artisan and yes they have carded, professionally printed vials. Why is it, that they'll...
  93. Re: I have a crazy thought provoking question for you...

    Hey girl, I am looking for violet fragrances right now, have a good one in mind?
  94. Re: Feeling Self-Conscious About a Frag Remark...WTF??

    Do not feel bad about smelling good. Ever. Think instead of all the men wandering around smelling stinky and all the would be significant others running like mad in the other direction :) Probably...
  95. Re: I have a crazy thought provoking question for you...

    I'm thinking that just a human scent might not catch someone's attention as much as a foreign odor like fragrance would, you know what I mean? You can't miss it, you can't pass it off as something...
  96. Re: I have a crazy thought provoking question for you...

    Can we please keep this only limited to the questions guys? I respect your right to feel any way you want-and who knows, maybe you are right that there is no Heaven. But is making your point so...
  97. I have a crazy thought provoking question for you...

    I have a short (maybe for some hard to believe) story for you all that leads to a question...ok, so here goes:
    My Uncle died a couple years ago leaving my Aunt completely alone (they were never able...
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    Re: SotD Friday 3 April

    Lol at the PMS-ing bunny! Sorry for your daughter though, those darn bunnies! And forget Turin and Sanchez! Who needs them, we have basenotes! Whole bunch of opinions versus two??? I don't care...
  99. Re: Have you ever (accidentally) applied fragrance to your foot?

    You guys crack me up! I'm sorry, I know this is a guys only thread but I had to drop in to laugh at you! Good luck getting anyone to smell you there! LMAO at the disco dancing, see through sock...
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    Re: Turin Turns Against Comme des Garcons

    Who needs a book anyway, basenotes IS our online book. If I need to know about a fragrance, I come here. I get varied opinions from many people, all describing a fragrance as they see it. That's...
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