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    Re: Caron Le Fete de Roses

    Thanks Larimar for the notes :-) So far I've only tested a very small swipe on the back of my finger, not a full wearing yet. The liquid is dark amber, and even this small dab is enough to detect...
  2. Re: Sprayed Ambre Narguilé too much, resulted in superviser asked me to wear less.

    I"m always worried about that too- having company policy ban all perfumes.

    I wear either one spray (if an EDP) or one dab (if parfum). Yesterday I asked my coworker if he could smell my...
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    Re: Parfum/ Pure Parfum/ Extrait collections

    I tend to prefer parfums, but not always. Not with Mitsouko and L'heure bleue, for example; actually the only Guerlain parfum I prefer to the EDP is Nahema. But hell yes with anything Caron. Here...
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    Caron Le Fete de Roses

    I just bought a small sample of Le Fete de Roses (and it was a pretty penny, I might add). Has anyone ever sampled this? So far I'm just dabbing it on my finger, the sample is so small it's likely...
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    Re: Today I Bought: January 2012

    I bought a decant of vintage Farnesiana, EDP. i wanted to buy a full bottle on Ebay wasn't sure if they were truthful with the word 'vintage'. So I went with a known source. Also bought a small...
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    Re: Tommi Sooni, Thoughts??

    Chaplain.. hope you see this. I am wearing II right now, and wow, wow, wow. Yes, this is more on the gourmand side, and it is a vanilla fragrance through and through, but what a beauty. I"m...
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    Re: Which Shalimar Concentration?

    I just had a parfum sample. Like July says, it is short lived, which might disappoint for the price tag (I"m wearing Nahema parfum today, which I get 8-10 hours from. Same house, different results....
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    Re: Tommi Sooni, Thoughts??

    Chaplain- I have a sample on the way, II, I believe. Aack, I hope it doesn't wear gourmand on me as well. I'll have it in 3-4 days, so I'll report back
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    Re: En Avion to Nowhere

    HI Larimar, thanks for the notice!!!
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    Re: Vintage Caron Nuit de Noel

    I have an older bottle of NdN too, and just love it. Congrats :-)
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    Re: En Avion to Nowhere

    Gosh, i've been away from this site for months, and when I return my first glance is of my most favorite name: Caron. So, Ernie's legacy. i think its too traumatic to discuss Mr. Daltroff's...
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    Re: En Avion to Nowhere

    Gosh, i've been away from this site for months, and when I return my first glance is of my most favorite name: Caron. So, Ernie's legacy. i think its too traumatic to discuss Mr. Daltroff's...
  13. Re: Does sweat help or reduce a perfume power (smell)?

    It depends on too many variables for a proper answer, I think. Short answer- it will fade and you'll have to reapply. The long answer depends on the person's chemistry, diet, environment, etc.
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    Re: What recent release has caught your attention?

    Alfa- I'll wear this tonight (I never sample during the day, for obvious reasons :-)
    i love your term 'complex'- yes, this describes it very well.
    I"ll email you privately with my review
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    Re: Newcomer to Caron perfumes

    "m just now seeing this thread, oops. I see a lot were mentioned above, but here are few that weren't (I own 10-11 Carons)
    -Alpona. a raspy, green chypre worth fighting for if there's one bottle...
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    Re: What recent release has caught your attention?

    Alfarom, have you tried al03 yet? I'm sniffing it as I type, but haven't worn for a full day yet. Review to come, but initial screening says this is very 'peppery'.
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    What recent release has caught your attention?

    It seems like 2011 is shaping up to be a great release year. I haven't tried as much as I'd like, but I've been impressed with what's come my way.

    Curious to hear if others are thinking the same...
  18. Re: Quick, the house is on fire! Which scent(s) do you grab first?

    For me, the natural disaster would most likely be an earthquake. I would be too busy saving my parrots in the event of a fire. But, if all possible, I would not let the following go down in flames:...
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    Re: Your summer rotation :-)

    How nice that this got bumped :-) I see I posted it a year ago now, wow.
    For me, it's Fidji, still Apres L'Ondee and Bois D'armenie. I live in the Bay, so summer is often our 'cool' time of year....
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    Re: SF Sniff Round-Up

    Allen, how delicately put (our Hermes treatment). For those not there, a few of us were brushed aside, with the comment, "Excuse me, I need to make a sale". And we needed to make an exit.

    Kilian...
  21. Re: Are GREEN CHYPRES really out of style these days?

    I"m really enjoying this thread, thanks for posting! I consider myself a dark green chypre fan, and I've added F Millot's Crepe de Chine and vintage Fidji to my collection. That they are vintage...
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    Re: San Francisco Spring Sniff???

    HI, add me in. Perhaps I'll score another caron purchase!
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    Re: Your emotional comfort scent

    I'ts interesting how certain scents are showing up more than once, it seems that yes, those scents are interpreted the same way by people.

    On another note... the necropsy results are in. Bebe...
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    Re: The Write Fragrance

    Gazing at oneself in a pond... Narcisse Noir, or Narcisse. (but narcisse noir sits on my shelf, so first comes to mind)
    Here's another one from my shelf:

    Rocking the floral bed
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    Your emotional comfort scent

    (Note: this is NOT a thread asking for suggestions, this is a thread asking for your personal choice.)

    Today was a very sad day for me. I had to take my parrot's body in for a necropsy, my sweet...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Parfums MDCI La Belle Helene

    HI, OK, I wore Belle again yesterday and I'm sniffing again today on my wrist.

    -isn't it funny how second and third wearings differ so much from the first? Scratching my head...

    anyhow, this...
  27. Re: Fragrance that smells of burnt/smokey/dark/incensey orange. Suggestions please :) +++

    I don't see my fave here... Narcisse Noir. It opens with african orange flower, has orange in the midphase, and dries down to a luscious sandalwood/vetiver finish. Vintage is best. Parfum only, no...
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    Re: The Write Fragrance

    Warum, Apres L'ondee? La Prairie Silver Rain?

    Sailing to a South Pacific Destination (had to stick htis one in there becuase i've been wearing the scent all day)
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    Re: The Write Fragrance

    Beaming with extreme happiness. - JOY!

    Sparkling on the left hand
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    Re: The Write Fragrance

    Wading through french custard,,, to me that would be a stinky gourmand, heavy on the almonds.

    But Pink Sugar just came to mind.

    Hanging on the clothes line
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    Re: The Write Fragrance

    Nostalgie, 'the younger daughter of fire' is Nahema :-)
    Here's an easier one:

    clowning around with Britney Spears (OK, that's so easy it's insulting, so hear's another)
    Marching to fast drums
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    Re: New Fragrance: Parfums MDCI La Belle Helene

    Alright, I got my sample and I've been wearing it all afternoon.
    This will require 2-3 wearings for a proper orientation, but here are my initial thoughts:

    -Like other scents from this line...
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    Re: The Write Fragrance

    porcelain equals cold, so Iris Silver Mist

    Burning with the younger daughter of fire

    (FYI... I spend two hours a day writing, and love the inspiration from these creative phrases! Keep 'em...
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    Re: The Write Fragrance

    Reveleation by CB i hate perfume

    Praising a legendary love
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    The Write Fragrance

    Let's play a game. The person above you will write a sentence using the following structure:
    1)Present Participle (these are verbs ending in -ing)
    2) Preposition (after, to, from, at, in, on,...
  36. Re: A whiff of spring, narcissus, first flowers coming out

    ooh, ooh, Twolf: 'Narcisse Noir an acquired taste'??? heehee!
    Alicka, Narcisse Noir is an acquired taste alright, just like silk sheets, red wines from the Bordeaux, high fashion and first class. ...
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    Re: What are you thinking about?

    Kumqat, yes, Ebay buys that weren't good at all, too damages. One bottle exploded as soon as I sprayed it.
    like you, Iput them in the trash
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    Re: What are you thinking about?

    it sounds like everyone is slowing down on this thread :-) Me too. I now have a healthy stash of perfumes that, pardon my conceit, is top notch. Every day I get to wear a scent that makes me...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Parfums MDCI La Belle Helene

    How funny, I just ordered a sample from Lucky Scent five hours ago. My review will be up soon!
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    Re: Guerlain Guidance

    I don't have any recs, because really, it will come down to your own preference. But here is what I've found from Guerlain: wear everything twice before making up your mind, and stick at least a...
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    Re: Guerlain boutique in Las Vegas

    Herndog- that shop is the reason I own perfume today. I stumbled upon it, at first looking for make up. The SA asked 'do you want to try some perfume?" I hadn't worn perfume in 12 years. I said...
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    Re: My interesting DNA results

    the price has dropped to 199, butif you look, it often goes for $99 (which is what I paid)
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    My interesting DNA results

    I just got back my resultes from the 23andme dna test. For odor detection, which indicates your ability to discern isovaleric acid, a chemichal most people identify as human sweat, I have a higher...
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    Re: Elle 25- I WON!!!!

    Here is my review, I don't see it in the directory:
    This is a fragrance that you had to win, and oh yea am I happy I entered! (My bottle is autographed by FK himself and marked 1 of 25)

    Privately...
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    Re: One Step Behind?

    Hello Warum, (I always want to call you by your real name!!!) You and I found perfume the same year. Yes, I wish I wouldn't have bought as much as I did in 2009, however, my very first bottle ever,...
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    Re: Vintage Frag Tips

    Ooh yes, this has been my hobby lately so here you go:

    1) buy local if you can, but not at boutique perfume shops. Why? Because everyone knows about those places and you won't find anything, it...
  47. Thread: Rei Rien?

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    Re: Rei Rien?

    I also buy a lot from this site, namely Caron purchases.
    yes, hoping it is back on line soon!
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    Re: The Smell Of Mae West.

    Hmm, a scent for a woman who said, "I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far." For a woman who confessed 'I used to be snow white, but I drifted." For a woman who firmly believed that 'Virtue has...
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    Re: "Dry Chypre" Reqs

    Again, thanks for the suggestions, i'm still filling in my list!!
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    Re: Rumor - Aprees L'Ondee Discontinued

    I bought the 2009 EDT, and it lasts 4-5 hours on me, which I think is great. One of my favorites. I've never dished out the $$ for the parfum sample because I'm not that interested
  51. Re: What is the saddest, most melancholic fragrance??

    (surprisingly, mitsouko is my happy fragrance!)

    to me, a 'lonely' scent is Caron's N'aimez Que Moi. This is a dry, sandalwood/rose frag, which I know should be warm, but I just see that rose...
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    Re: Quake proofing your 'fumes

    HI Tesla, thanks!! since last week, all has been calm
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    Re: "Dry Chypre" Reqs

    IH :-) I have tried Ubar, and like Scent, I got the creaminess :-(
    K is sounding like something I'll track down, along with vintage cabochard. I"m getting lots of awesome ideas, which is good,...
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    Re: "Dry Chypre" Reqs

    Evangeline, good ?. Yes, the dry chypres that I like usually have these notes, but I suppose it isn't a requirement. I'm throwing some little known scents out there as an example, and that doens't...
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    Re: "Dry Chypre" Reqs

    Ooh, thanks! Most of these have been off my radar :-)
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    "Dry Chypre" Reqs

    I'm looking for recs on "dry chypres" Examples would be PdN's Week-end a Deauville, and PG's Papyrus de Ciane. These usually have oakmoss and petit grain (or hay) in the ingredients. Ivoire de...
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    Quake proofing your 'fumes

    This past week we had a little shake (4.1), not enough to throw things off the shelf but enough to make me think about it. I would sure hate to lose my perfume investment to a natural disaster!!!
    ...
  58. Re: I'm purging my collection and feel good about it

    Frenchie- I share your sentiments exactly. I too don't like to see a 'neglected' perfume, and feel bad for it, in a way. I just took one such bottle and split it into (5) 15 ml decants to give to...
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    Re: Elle 25- I WON!!!!

    I re-read the contest, it is signed by FK as well. That alone is worth the prize, But please please, can FK deliver to me personally??? I keep asking for a fragrant kiss from this man in my reviews...
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    Elle 25- I WON!!!!

    Elle magazine had a contest this past fall to win one of 25 bottles of perfume made by Francis Kurkdjian (just for Elle magazine)

    Since this is a nose I fawn over, I had to enter.

    They are...
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    Re: The Top Five Chain

    Turquoisewater... good ones, because Chamade (2000 EDP, bought from Paris) and parfum Sacre are vintage. Mmm!
  62. Yes, this is very interesting and well stated....

    Yes, this is very interesting and well stated. (And your picture is gorgeous!)
    Would you have the top 25 worldwide perfumes based on sales? You mention many of them above, is a fuller list...
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    Re: The Top Five Chain

    Ooh Ooh! I feel like a single gal at a wedding before the bride throws the bouquet, and I"m pushing all you hapless bitches out of the way.... I want to pick from Tigrushka's wardrobe!!!!
    ...
  64. Re: Niche vs. Designer Fragrances. I Want To Believe.

    I think its a tough question, but I'll answer from my own wardrobe: nope. Niche has a long way to go before they'll be a threat.

    i have 19 bottles and decants, and only two are niche. (JHAG and...
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    Re: When Ebay smiles upon thee....

    Tesla, would it help if i told you I own 2008 EDP Mitsouko? Heresy would be vintage parfum, perhaps, which I've smelled as well.

    Can you just imagine putting Ernest Daltroff and Jacques...
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    When Ebay smiles upon thee....

    I must have been a very, very good girl this year, because I scored (for $97) vintage parfum Narcisse Noir. Now that I've worn it all day I'd say it isn't the Daltroff original, but it is also not...
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    Re: VERO Profumo - l'extrait de parfum or EDP

    I was disappointed with the EDP, actually.
    I can't really comment on Kiki because that genre just doesn't work for me (the caramel note here almost made me sick- needed to wash)
    Onda made me...
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    Re: A little Guerlain mystery

    Rogalal, I sniffed that same bottle when we visited NM on our basenotes outing :-) .

    I tested this a year ago, getting my sample from the Guerlain shop in Vegas. It smelled the same as this one...
  69. Re: help please with woodsy-powdery floral - not sweet!!

    Seattle- for the longest time the posh peasant was trying to sell a bottle of WEekend, but now just sells decants of it. Nevertheless, you can get your fix by buying a decant.

    Of the chypres...
  70. Re: help please with woodsy-powdery floral - not sweet!!

    NOt sure if you are open to this or not, but DSH perfumes out of Boulder has recreated this scent. I bought a small sample and liked it. I later bought a sample of the vintage version from the...
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    Re: I scored some vintage Dior perfumes today!

    Wonderful find, a Happy Early Christmas!
  72. Re: Absolue pour le Soir vs. Lumiere Noire Pour Homme (Francis Kurkdjian)??

    Ooh Descartes... I sent you the le Soir sample, didn't I? hehe.... my apologies :-) But you describe it so eloquently it was worth the postage!!!

    Now off to find my own 'pup and piss' scent
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    Re: A Look back on 2010

    1. What were your favourite releases of 2010?
    -Mona di Orio's new Cuir scent, very lovely
    -PdN's L'eau Mixte, wow, is all I can say
    -SL Bois de Soie, not a hit with the men, it seems, but I really...
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    Re: Parfums de Nicolai Kiss Me Tender

    So, I'm wearing now. I can't say this is hit, and would strongly recommend sampling before buying. It is very almondy, with a strong hay note. there is nothing here that is reminiscent of Apre...
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    Re: Fragrances like Mouchoir de Monsieur

    oh my good god stop it!!! You've caused me to piss my pants and I've already taken my shower this evening.

    (but how in the hell did you find a picture of a 'bacon' lamp???)
  76. Thread: My Ebay win :-)

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    Re: My Ebay win :-)

    Dom- please share your experience, I"m curious to hear, thanks!
  77. Re: Which will be yours first fragrance purchased in 2011?

    I"ll continue to look for vintage Carons
  78. Thread: My Ebay win :-)

    by BayKAT
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    Re: My Ebay win :-)

    dom, how does the vintage compare to the modern?
    Quarry- Fauberg, good score!!!
    and Hillaire, I need to visit estate sales too, I've never done that :-(
  79. Thread: My Ebay win :-)

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    My Ebay win :-)

    Ooh I scored... a 1/4 oz small bottle of Crepe de Chine!!!! How nice to have some in your face Oakmoss the way nature intended. I'm a happy sniffer right now.

    I bought this as an estate auction...
  80. Re: Has anyone sniffed Malle's "portrait of a lady" yet?

    I really love this. It will probably become one of my top ten favorite scents of all time. Others have described it perfectly so I won't rehash, but for the first three hours it's a green rose, then...
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    Re: Tom Ford vs. Guerlain

    Thanks for sharing this story, it was really interesting to read :-) I have two Ford scents, 6 Guerlains, and 8 Carons (off the top of my head, might have missed some). All i can say is yep, I...
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    Re: Oi, Gents, I gotta tell you....

    Hi, again, I"m really enjoying these responses, all of them. I wish women had the same sense of humor (privately I often buy men's magazines because they are much more fun to read)

    So, yes, I...
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    Re: Oi, Gents, I gotta tell you....

    PIpsta- if you've asked someone on a date and they've said yes, chances are you've been sniffed and approved.
    But this is the age of Match.com, if those sites are still around. And 10 minute...
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    Re: Oi, Gents, I gotta tell you....

    First, I"m having quite a time reading these amusing responses. Clearly a bunchof witty folks on this site :-)
    What I thought was clear and obviously wasn't was the preface to the 'many posts...
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    Re: Oi, Gents, I gotta tell you....

    Redneck, mystery toots???? hehehehe. I'm still laughing at that.

    And yes to another ?- It's been my experience that confident men have a 'different scent vibe' going on than unconfident men....
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    Re: Oi, Gents, I gotta tell you....

    Where can I get that hot tub,Petruccicj? I must have!!!
    Mimi, ssshhhh! That's supposed to be a secret ;-)
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    Oi, Gents, I gotta tell you....

    I've been perusing perfume forums for a year and a half now, and one question always pops up: What to wear to attact the ladies. (There is a thread below asking about confidence and scent, a...
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    Re: Which scent(s) makes you feel luxurious?

    Fufu- greetings from Santa Clara. Since we're in the same climate, here is what I've been reaching for:
    Guerlains' Bois D'armenie, Caron's (vintage) Parfum Sacre, and Indult's Isvaraya.
    Oh, and...
  89. Re: Which scent could you 'pitch' most authentically?

    Thanks all for the input :-) What is the phrase, sell what you love? I think we all could sell a lot here!
  90. Re: Which scent could you 'pitch' most authentically?

    L'heure Bleue, yes!
    I always wonder when they take these ad shots if the models are actually wearing the scent. Do you think so? Do you think they are spending a few hours in Pink Sugar/Chanel...
  91. Which scent could you 'pitch' most authentically?

    Recently I flew out of the International airport in Buenos Aires. As you drive to the departure gate you're met with a huge billboard sign for Lady Million. As you walk through the terminal, more...
  92. Any experience with Strange Invisible Perfumes?

    Has anyone tried this line? How does it compare to Sonoma Scent, DSH, etc? Is it short lived, well made? The notes sound interesting but sampling isn't cheap. Wanted to see if anyone can comment. ...
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    Re: Fragrance for Christmas Gift

    Oh no! This post brought up a bad memory. *Christmas* *Fruity* *Winter* = my Grandma's holiday Fruit Cake.

    Now, my dear Grams was Danish, and I suspect this was a family tradition not left behind...
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    Re: FYI- Free Nuit de Noel

    Do you know the strength? My guess is its the EDT, which I wouldn't want. What is worth getting is vintage extrait, and I doubt they are giving that away! I"ll have to check out the site, though....
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    Re: Stocking Stuffers

    Sunny- I need to try boxeuses, I'm hearing it get good reviews. Thanks for the reminder!
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    Re: Suggestions for tropical/humid climate?

    HI Cold fusion, since I just got back from the jungle myself I know what you are talking about.
    i ended up wearing vintage Fidji EDT every day. no, it wasn't overwhelming and I reapplied every 3...
  97. Re: Fragrances with Frankincense and Myrrh notes, decent longevity and excellent sillage

    Howdy. A few comments: Try parfum sacre vintage EDT. I almost don't even want to share this with you, until I have all the bottles I want for myself, but there is no comparison for this.

    I...
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    Re: Searching for a True Ylang-ylang

    I'm not sure htat you are looking for a perfume but a scented body cream? I have the same thoughts when traveling to Hawaii, becuase I love wild ginger there. I've never found that smell recreated...
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    Stocking Stuffers

    Yea, It's Christmas time, when we usually buy ourselves a new bottle of perfume :-) But sometimes i don't want a full bottle, i want a decant, 5 or 8 mL. So, if you could wake up on Xmas day and find...
  100. Re: Moving fragrances overseas - US to New Zealand

    Is it on trip advisor? I think checked luggage is OK. When are you leaving? I'm flying from SFO to AUK on the 18th, when I get there I'll see if I can find out.
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