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  1. Re: New Fragrance: RMS Titanic - Legacy 1912 Titanic

    I got to smell some of the perfume that was brought up from the Titanic wreck. It was beautiful, and not like anything else I know. The smell is still very vivid in my imagination -a kind of dry and...
  2. Re: Chanel Qs: If I love vintage Cuir de Russie edt, will I love 19? 22? 28 la Pausa? which versions

    I don't think No.22 smells anything like Cuir de Russie, yet I can't imagine how anyone could love one and not the other. I think No22 is the very essence of Chanel.

    No.19 parfum is wonderful too....
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    Re: Show Yourself !!! :)

    I generally can't stand Youtube reviews, but her video for Secretions Magnifiques is priceless!
  4. Re: List your top 3 fragrances and bottom 3 fragrances from your collection.

    Top 3:
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    Jicky
    Chanel Pour Monsieur

    Bottom 3:
    Eau de Grey Flannel
    Armani he
    Ultraviolet for men
  5. Thread: Luch Scent~

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    Re: Luch Scent~

    The smell from the shop is so overpowering when I pass by that I'm almost afraid to go in. I'm dying to try Breath of God though...
  6. Re: If you were going to seduce somebody, what scent would you be wearing? ++

    A woman once told me she loved the way my skin smelled, and that it was so much better than perfume. I was wearing Chanel Cuir de Russie at the time :)
  7. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak, February 5, 2011 ★★★ ANIMALIC

    Ah Jicky -the queen beast. My one true love. I've taken to spraying myself liberally with the extrait -the perfume equivalent of mainlining :)
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    Re: Your Two Most Favored Perfumers.

    Jacques Guerlain
    Ernest Beaux.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 01 February 2011

    Guerlain Derby.
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    Re: Apres L'Ondee vs Liu - advice needed

    Liu is wonderful, and if I saw a bottle in a shop I wouldn't be able to leave without it. OTOH, all of my morals would go out the window if I found an older bottle of Apres l'Ondee :)
  11. Thread: The best green

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    Re: The best green

    My absolute favourite green scent is Chanel No.19. The way the galbanum works with the iris is amazing.

    Chamade has a big galbanum opening, but I don't think of it as a green scent. If you like...
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    Re: Today I Bought.... JANUARY 2011 !!!

    http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/johnstaf/Capture.jpg

    ARPEGE and MY SIN extrait :)

    I just got these today. Arpege really reminds me of Amouage -and to some extent Chamade.

    My Sin...
  13. Re: Guerlain's still more meagre Parisiennes line gets Cherry Blossom

    Seeing that bottle makes my heart ache for Apres l'Ondee extrait.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 27 January 2011

    One the left wrist Arpege, and on the right My Sin.
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    Re: Shalimar Parfum Initial

    I wonder if their associate coordinating artistic direction consultant for product development focus groups watches these forums for ideas Mimi :)
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    Re: Shalimar Parfum Initial

    Why can't they do something really outrageous, like bringing back Shalimar parfum as it once was? The Shalimar to end all Shalimars...

    Shalimar Parfum Final. :)
  17. Re: Guerlain's still more meagre Parisiennes line gets Cherry Blossom

    I miss the days when Guerlain seemed to be becoming the new Coty when their perfumes were available for next to nothing from discounters. I remember buying bottles of Jicky for around 20 euro, and...
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    Re: Scent for moving on and letting go..

    Mouchoir de Monsieur. It's like an old friend.
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    Re: Blind buy that turned bad

    L'Anarchiste. I really don't like it. I thought that as a Caron I couldn't go wrong.
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    Re: Fragrances that you wear to bed?

    Jicky, Mouchoir de Monsieur, Vol de Nuit and Shalimar.
  21. Re: do the 'noses' of those close to you develop with yours?

    A lot of people used to think I was mad because of my perfume obsession, but they've come round. It's such an important part of my life, so I suppose the people who don't like it probably run like...
  22. Re: What is the most well made fragrance of all time??

    Mouchoir de Monsieur

    Amouage Gold Gentlemen's Cologne
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    Re: Discovering Mitsouko current vs. vintage

    Treemoss and oakmoss are both heavily restricted. There are also restrictions on the combination of these ingredients, so you can't just take the maximum amount of oakmoss and the maximum amount of...
  24. Re: What would a fragrance named after your locale smell like? (2 answers please: 1 snarky, 1 sincer

    Seemingly endless rain in summertime -L'ondee without the Apres :)

    Whether that's the good or bad is probably a question of perspective.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Mitsouko parfum.
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    Re: Favorite Vintage Frags

    L'Heure Bleue parfum and Mouchoir de Monsieur are my vintage favourites.
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    Re: Discovering Mitsouko current vs. vintage

    1990s Mitsouko EdT was wonderful, but I think it lost something around ten years ago. I think the EU/IFRA compliant reformulation is better than the version it replaced.
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    Re: Guerlain Vetiver Feedback

    I don't mind smelling like an old man -but I normally smell like an old lady :)
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    Re: Discovering Mitsouko current vs. vintage

    With different concentrations highlighting different facets of this great chameleon, I'm not sure I know which one is Mitsouko. It's like several different perfumes.

    I like old and new, and all...
  30. Re: New movie: Miss Piggy plays Vogue editor. Let's give her a fragrance wardrobe.

    I think Miss Piggy is a throwback to old style Hollywood glamour.

    I can imagine her asphyxiating all and sundry in a glorious cloud of Narcisse Noir.
  31. Re: Are Hermessences the only Hermés fragrances that have any longevity?

    Eau d'Hermes quietens down after a while, but it does last.

    Terre d'Hermes has a longer half-life than plutonium :)
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    Re: The Scent Of Sleep.

    Mouchoir de Monsieur, Jicky, Bois des Iles and Vol de Nuit are my favourite bedtime scents.
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    Re: Unsolicited Compliments.

    I misread this as " I went to the counter to check out the young man ringing me up." :)
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    Re: What is the best

    I smell like an old lady, so I wouldn't be able to tell :)
    Chanel No.19
    Chanel No.22
    They both smell youthful (apparently). Two of the finest fragrances ever. No.19 is available everywhere.
    ...
  35. Re: Taliking About Evolution, Your Latest Top Five Please?

    Jicky
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
    L'Heure Bleue
    Chanel No.22
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Mitsouko

    I know that's six, but I can't leave any of these out.
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    Re: Unsolicited Compliments.

    Many years ago, I was stopped on the street by a woman who wanted to know what scent I was wearing. I was wearing Tuscany at the time, which is probably my most complimented fragrance ever. I must...
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    Re: Smell of Hedy Lamarr

    I can imagine L'Heure Bleue, or in this picture Apres L'Ondee.
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    Re: simplifying your life

    I want more things in my life to love, not fewer.
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    Re: what was your first legit bottle purchase?

    Tuscany was my first.
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    Re: Today I Bought.... JANUARY 2011 !!!

    I just took delivery of a bottle of Narcisse Noir parfum. Or Black Narcissus as it was called in Sunset Boulevard...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 20 January 2011

    Chamade EdP. I really don't get the development everyone else does with Chamade -maybe today...
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    Re: The Smell Of Mae West.

    My Sin?
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    Re: any fragrances that smell like marijuana?

    +1 on Guerlain Vetiver.
  44. Re: What's your favourite non-fragrance smell? And is there a fragrance that replicates that smell w

    I love the smell of tea. My mother has an old tea caddy, and the smell from it is exquisite.
  45. Re: Great florals with monster sillage and long lasting?

    L'Heure Bleue can compete with any '80s powerhouse if you use enough of it :)
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    Re: The Smell of Marlene Dietrich

    She's Tabac Blond personified -whether she actually wore it or not :)
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    Re: Breaking the headache barrier

    I nearly asphyxiated myself once with a much loved perfume, and somehow the scent changed for me. It irritated my nose, and I could hardly stand to smell it anymore. In order to get used to it again,...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 19 January 2011

    Shalimar EdC and Parfum.
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    Re: Niche Floral For Men

    Rose Poivree by The Different Company.

    SL's Sarrasins is wonderful too -or Tubereuse Criminelle if you want to be over the top :)
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel and my frustration

    Definitely! It's everything I love about leather and everything I love about Chanel all mixed up together. I know Chanels are supposed to be very refined, but CdR is just on the verge of decadence :)
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    Re: So, I told my husband... (Iris Poudre)

    I would be quite happy now with a small collection, although I had to go through hundreds to find the few that I actually wear. Of course each one was always going to be THE one... I thought I'd be...
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    Re: How Would You Rate Caron Pour Un Homme

    I think it's lovely, and the quality is excellent. The perfect antidote to all of the pretentious overpriced nonsense in the perfume world.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 3

    Guerlinade.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 18 January 2011

    TABAC BLOND.

    http://i605.photobucket.com/albums/tt138/johnstaf/gal_invention_full-pack-cigarette-holder.jpg
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel and my frustration

    I can't imagine life without Cuir de Russie, Bois des Iles or No.22.
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    Re: OMG I Can't Make Up My Mind!

    For me it's usually Jicky v. something else. If another fragrance calls my name, then I'll wear that, but usually I want Jicky. The more perfumes I own, the more monogamous I become :)
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    Re: Scents that you go to when you cant decide ?

    New York. It's not my most used fragrance, but it's the one I choose when I can't make up my mind.
  58. Re: What is the worst male fragrance you've ever smelled?

    As men's fragrances are beginning to smell the same as each other, it's becoming difficult to single out any one in particular for damnation. That woody petrol note makes my nose sting. While I can't...
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    Re: Your favorite Annick Goutal fragrance....

    Vetiver, but I love Sables too.
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    Re: Your top 5 "non-niche" Scents ?

    Jicky
    Chanel Pour Monsieur
    Mitsouko
    Habit Rouge
    Mouchoir de Monsieur
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 3

    X by Clive Christian.
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel and my frustration

    I know what you mean. Some shops make me feel uncomfortable -I prefer department stores where it's possible to just sample fragrances without any interference. Luckily my local Chanel boutique is in...
  63. Re: SOTD Friday 14 January 2011: Synchronised YSL Day

    Apres L'Ondee.
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    Re: Rumor - Aprees L'Ondee Discontinued

    My local Guerlain supplier said she is getting more in next week, so it's still there.
  65. Re: What is the saddest, most melancholic fragrance??

    For me, older Mouchoir de Monsieur has a kind of beautiful sadness about it.
  66. Re: scents you won't try - but not because of the cost

    I have such a dislike for the infestation of celebrities who seem to be taking over the world, I ignore everything with a celebrity name attached. When Victoria or David Beckham bring out the next...
  67. Re: Annick Goutal has won a customer for his entire life!

    I love Annick Goutal. Her men's fragrances can be wonderfully quirky, while the women's ones are just exquisite.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 13 January 2011

    Joy. I'm afraid I'm guilty of neglecting this.
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    Re: BIG BROTHER......has arrived.

    It doesn't matter how much integrity you have as a company. Some day the heirs will take over and sell to LVMH or P&G. Chances are that after a few generations very few of the owners of a company...
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    Re: Have you ever lost your sense of smell?

    A lot of the time I can't smell properly. I have a problem with my nose that requires surgery, but I've been postponing it because there is a very small risk it could cause permanent anosmia.
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs.

    This is great. I love the Chanel exclusives, but apart from Bois des Iles, Cuir de Russie and No.22, I would never use a 200ml vat.
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    Re: Fragrancex - great Customer Service

    I still haven't received my order after eight months, and they give me the same nonsense about customs when I ask for a refund. Their customer service is appalling in my experience.
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    Re: FragranceX Millesime Imperial. No bueno.

    I'd love to see the reaction on the Creed rep's face if he smelled my "matured" bottles of MI and GIT. They were unwearable within three or four years.
  74. Re: If you were to pick just one fragrance - all weather, day and night, for every occasion

    Jicky.
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    Re: Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    So they've finally messed with Jicky. Has the World gone mad?
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    Re: Maximum no of perfume bottles

    I have around 250, but that includes multiple bottles of my favourites.
    I like to collect fragrances that I love, but don't necessarily want to wear. I think I only actually wear about ten.
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    Re: Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Mouchoir de Monsieur has been my signature fragrance for years, but Jicky is the one I choose more often at the moment. MdM is the ultimate in understated refinement, but Jicky has a wild streak....
  78. Re: scents you won't try - but not because of the cost

    There isn't anything I won't try, but some brands don't interest me. I can say this on the women's forum without being flamed, but I tend to completely ignore Creed nowadays, and Bond No.9 never did...
  79. Re: Suave, Sophisticated, Good Taste And Intellectual.

    It's not made anymore, but I'll go with Amouage Gold Gentlemen's Cologne. It's not well known -it's not even listed in the BN directory, but it was Amouage's attempt at taming their exotic side to...
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    Re: Lilac Fragrance Lookout

    Guerlinade -if you can get your hands on some.
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    Re: Vive les 30ml/1 oz bottles!

    I would definitely buy 30ml bottles if were only 60% of the price of 50ml. OTOH, I would probably end up buying six bottles of everything :)
  82. Re: Do dads tell their growing boys about fragrance?

    I might as well have asked my father about lipstick :)
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    Re: Uh-oh! Butterfingers!

    I once had an accident with a bottle of Bois des Iles parfum. I spilled several mils of the precious juice down my arm and it was soaked up by my sleeve. In the end it was worth it, as I never...
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    Re: What the men say

    I passed a woman today who was wearing Jicky, and it was wonderful. I love L'Heure Bleue and Vol de Nuit on strangers too. Anything with character is great, in a world of me-too slop.
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    Re: Anosmic to Joy?

    I have Joy parfum which I believe is pre-P&G, and the smell is quite strong initially, but it seems to fade rather quickly. I think it's my nose shutting down though. If it's your first try, your...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 3

    Mouchoir de Monsieur.
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    Re: Elle 25- I WON!!!!

    Wonderful!!!!!!!
  88. Re: Niche vs. Designer Fragrances. I Want To Believe.

    I don't really get the whole niche/designer distinction -unless someone seriously puts Chanel's Bois des Iles and Joop! in the same category.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 3

    D is for Djedi.
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    Re: SotD: Thursday, 6 January 2011

    Royal English Leather. I hadn't intended to wear it, but I wanted to see if my bottle was still good. Now I have it on, it's great.

    SOTE: Jicky parfum.
  91. Re: Bal a Versailles doesn't smell right -reformulated?

    I bought a bottle of the parfum last year, and I was quite disappointed. I won't say it smells cheap, but it certainly doesn't smell as luxurious as a skank-fest should. It's just a little bit too...
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    Re: Favorite leather scent?

    Creed's Royal English Leather is great. It's just pure leather, but it's incredibly soft.
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    Re: Any new successful layerings?

    I love the idea of layering Mouchoir de Monsieur with 28 La Pausa. The thing that separates MdM from Jicky is the iris (to my nose), so I wonder how well 28 La Pausa would go with Jicky -yum.

    The...
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    Re: The Top Five Chain

    From Tigrushka's stunning collection...


    Bois d’Iris
    L’Heure Bleue (could have chosen five Guerlains)
    Narcisse Noir
    Odeur 71
    New York

    Angel and I don’t get on…
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    Poll: Re: Help Spend my Gift Card!

    Shalimar -or Eau Sauvage.
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday, 4 January 2011

    Guerlain Derby -current version.
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    Re: SotD 1 January 2011!

    Jicky EdP and parfum. Today I smelled a distinct rose note in Jicky for the first time ever. I love the way the great perfumes can reveal new secrets after years of wear.
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    Re: What is your experience of fragranceX.com?

    My two most recent orders never showed up, which surprised me as I had ordered successfully from them on three previous occasions. After eight months they're still giving me the same excuses...
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    Re: Today I Bought ...December 2010

    Lanvin Arpege and My Sin vintage extraits.
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    Re: Malle Questionnaire

    I did it years ago, and they sent me Vetiver Extraordinaire and Noire Epices. The vetiver blew me away, and while I didn't particularly care for Noir Epices, I now crave it -so they knew before I did...
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