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    Re: Any good cheap colognes for under $30?

    caron's Yatagan can easily be found online for less than 30$.
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    Re: Ugliest Cologne/Perfume Bottle?

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.686.jpg

    Ugly red plastic box.
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    Re: What's Your Favorite Penhaligon's Fragrance?

    My husband wears Opus 1870, we both love it.
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    Re: This year I finished -- 2009

    I recently finished a vintage mini of Givenchy III, I *loved* it. I'd like to try the reissued version to see if I like it as much.
  5. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    I'm like you, I wear Lincoln Park in the winter, for summer I love OPI Big Apple Red!
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    Re: Men's Cologne Hotlist

    Heh, I hadn't noticed that. :huh: Maybe the Editors' Picks and the Upgradients quotient throws the differential off somewhat? ;)

    I like lists, I'm glad you all enjoyed the link too. :)
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    Men's Cologne Hotlist

    Interesting link! Fun to rate them too...
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    Re: SotD Monday 24 March

    Pucci Vivara. I'm pretty sure this is the vintage version, the mini bottle is shaped the same as the vintage Vivara bottle.
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    Re: SotD Sunday, March 23rd

    Jean Patou Colony for me today.
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    Re: SotD, Saturday, March 22

    LOL Wordbird I will admit to huffing my own cleavage on occasion. :p

    The mailman brought my Balenciaga Le Dix edp, I love it!

    The H&R Fragrance Genealogy has this classed as aldehydic, but I'm...
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    Re: SotD Good Friday, March 21st

    A full wearing of Givenchy III today.
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    Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    I see Gres Cabaret and Coriandre have already been mentioned, I like the transparent quality these two have. I have a sample of L'Arte di Gucci that is dark and juicy and so sexy, too bad it's been...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 20th March

    Thanks for the birthday wishes! We're having Red Velvet cake today, my favorite.

    The mailman just brought my eBay minis, I can't decide if I want to try the Pucci Vivara (vintage) or the Givenchy...
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    Re: New Look! The all new Basenotes!!!

    Love the new look, thanks so much!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 18th of March, 2008

    SOTE is Tabac Blond extrait. Looove this stuff.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19th March

    Sampling Bvlgari Pour Femme edp.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 18th of March, 2008

    Hermes 24 Faubourg, Sephora made me a sample last weekend.

    This is very nice and ladylike, smells expensive. The bottle is pretty too.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 17th March (St, Patrick's Day)

    I'm still working my way through a pile of mostly Caron samples swapped with lookingglass. Right now I'm wearing Narcisse Noir edt, very unusual!
  19. Thread: March Purchases?

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    Re: March Purchases?

    I will! I love Jolie Madame so I was intrigued by the reviews for Le Dix mentioning the violet and leather notes. I wonder how they compare?

    I also liked the descriptions of the complex drydown, I...
  20. Thread: Comfort scents

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    Re: Comfort scents

    Royal Bain de Caron is my comfort scent at present.
  21. Thread: March Purchases?

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    Re: March Purchases?

    uh oh, I just made another little blind buy from eBay. :o

    This time I got Balenciaga Le Dix edp. I hope I like it LOL.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 15 March

    I wore Cabochard yesterday. :)
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    Re: SotD Sunday 16th March

    Sampling Caron Farnesiana edp today.
  24. Re: your vintage "dream perfume" at an antique store....

    ooo a vintage Patou! One of my favorite houses. I've got my fingers crossed for you that it is still good.
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    Re: Your favouritely newly-released fragance

    I think the newest fragrance in my wardrobe is Grès Cabaret (2003). I also like Eau de Cartier (2001).
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    Re: SotD Friday 14 March

    Really, you've been through my little town? You are right, April in the Texas Hill Country is dazzling, I've never seen anything like it. Blue flowers are so rare, but there are fields of...
  27. Thread: March Purchases?

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    Re: March Purchases?

    Minis of Pucci Vivara and Givenchy III from eBay.

    These are blind buys, my New Year's resolution did not last very long, did it! :o
  28. Re: your vintage "dream perfume" at an antique store....

    I would probably buy it. :o Especially if it was Colony extrait or Diorling.
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    Re: SotD Friday 14 March

    Today I'm sampling Anné Pliska, this is very intriguing!

    Top notes are Mandarin, Bergamot, Orange

    Middle notes Vanilla, Geranium

    Base notes Vanilla, Amber, Musk, Patchouli
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    Re: SotD Thursday March 13

    Happy Birthdays!

    Testing Caron Violette Précieuse today. (thanks lookingglass!)
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    Re: Favorite Sleeper?

    Eau Belle has a certain...astringency? is that the word I'm looking for? that I find very refreshing.

    I love it, too. One of my favorite rose scents. It's a shame that the bottle is so kitsch....
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    Re: SotD 12th March 2008

    Sampling Dior Diorling today, I have only a half vial left. How I wish I could find this somewhere! :sad:
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    Re: Favorite Sleeper?

    I agree that Gres Cabaret is underrated, I just love it.

    Another is Eau Belle d'Azzaro.
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    Re: Fragrance as a lullaby

    Mostly I wear Royal Bain de Caron to bed.
  35. Re: SotD Saturday 8 March - International Women's Day

    Tabac Blond extrait.

    I dabbed some on my wrists hours ago, I still smell wonderful.
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 7th March

    Bellodgia extrait today. Wanted to feel warm and spicy.
  37. Re: Have YOU ever had DREAMS about/had a fragrance in it?

    This happened to me last week, I woke up from a nap smelling Bandit, so bizarre! I hadn't worn it in a while, so it wasn't on my clothes or anything.

    Then I went and put some Bandit on, it was...
  38. Thread: Mimosa scents

    by Dulci
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    Re: Mimosa scents

    Champs-Elysées has a mimosa note.

    I don't care for mimosa, makes me sneezy LOL.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 6 March

    Balmain de Balmain on this cool rainy day. :brolly:
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 4 March

    Jolie Madame.
  41. Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 1, 2008 >> Chypre

    Sorry I'm late. :o

    Saturday I wore Patou Colony, a fruity chypre. We had a warm spell that day, the temps were in the 80s.

    In Jan Moran's Fab Fragrances II, she says

    top notes - pineapple,...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 1 March

    I wore my beloved Patou Colony yesterday, it's a pineapple/chypre. The pineapple always gets the most attention, but I adore the long-lasting chypre drydown.
  43. Thread: Fresh colognes

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    Re: Fresh colognes

    This is one of my favorite categories of fragrance.

    I like Hermès Eau d'Orange Verte, and while it is true that the citrus vanishes quickly, the base lingers for me.

    I recently picked up a...
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    Re: Sotd Saturday 23 February

    Jolie Madame, we have lots of errands to run today.
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    Re: Scents with Ambergis!

    Thanks for the excerpt pluran, I enjoyed that.
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    Re: Jean Couturier Coriandre

    I didn't see this thread the first time, I'm a fan of Coriandre too. :) I remember it from the past but Twolf recently sent me a good sample, and now it's on my full bottle wishlist.
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    Re: SotD Friday 22 February

    oh no Brielle, how tragic!
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    Re: SotD Friday 22 February

    YSL's Y. Soft, green chypre.

    I've read that the top notes include galbanum, gardenia, peach and honeysuckle; heart notes of rose, jasmine, orris, hyacinth, and ylang-ylang; and base notes of...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 21 February

    Coriandre on one wrist, Cabaret on the other. I detect some similar notes between them, but they drydown differently, both are worth owning.
  50. Thread: BK Parfum

    by Dulci
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    Re: BK Parfum

    Have you ever read the book, "Fast Food Nation," by Eric Schlosser? There's an interesting passage (p. 129) where the author is at an International Flavors and Fragrances (IFF) factory, and the...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 20 February

    Third testing of Jean Couturier Coriandre. There's a refreshing transparency that appeals to me, this will be wonderful in the summer. It's going on my full bottle wish list.

    The rose in this...
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    Re: Can we talk about the House of Caron?

    : perk: Ooo, thanks for the heads-up, I'm always looking for good summer scents. The Eaux look interesting too, but I haven't yet tried any. Another one I want to try is the Violette Precieuse.

    My...
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    Re: Fragrance during pregnancy

    Interesting topic.

    I wasn't really into fragrance back when I was pregnant, plus I was a little delicate in the first trimester, (I remember the smell of bacon frying made me heave). After the...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 19 February

    Terracotta Voile d'Ete. I love the chalky note when my body heat warms this.
  55. Re: Lowbrow For Lovely: A Limerick Contest For Free Frags

    The lady Tang has most graciously
    offered to transfer her prize over to ME!
    Though I'm not quite as skilled
    I'm enormously thrilled
    I'll take it, I'm not proud you see. :p

    (check your PMs...
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    Re: SotD Monday 18th February 2008

    Vintage Ma Griffe parfum.

    The galbanum I detect in this make me feel brisk, organized and efficient. It's a good thing too, today I have gotten in over my head and I've begun redoing my mothers...
  57. Re: Lowbrow For Lovely: A Limerick Contest For Free Frags

    Limericks are not quite my style
    I've done them, but not in a while
    Free juice is the prize
    so I'll give a few tries
    This one's lame, and misses by a mile.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 16 February

    Patou Colony, I need a touch of the tropics on this wet, stormy day. :brolly:
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 15th February

    YSL's "Y".
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    Re: Going to Paris in May!!!!

    How exciting, I'm envious! I hope you take lots of pictures and report back.

    If I were going, I would not want to miss the Guerlain flagship store, the Perfume Bar at Jean Patou, or the urns at...
  61. Re: SOTD Thursday 14th February - Happy Valentine's Day

    Jolie Madame edt, tonight I'll layer it with the parfum. Hope everyone has a happy Valentines Day! http://emoticons4u.com/love/643.gif
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 13 February

    I've got Royal Bain de Caron on one wrist, and Caron Pour Un Homme on the other.



    Y is one of my favorites, I think it is wonderful in the summer, and the drydown is exquisite.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 12th February 2008

    I did not get online to post my SOTD for Tuesday, my husband was home sick with the flu. I was busy waiting on him hand and foot, and making a chicken soup from scratch (He's convinced my chicken...
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    Re: Winners Announced for the Déjà Blue Bottles Contest (#2)

    Congratulations to all! http://emoticons4u.com/party/fest09.gif

    I knew only about a dozen at first glance, but I did know those Patou battleship bottles (only because Patou is one of my favorite...
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    Re: SotD Monday 11 February

    Chanel no. 5, from a set of Chanel minis that arrived from eBay last week.

    I couldn't wear this when I was younger, it smelled of ashtrays on me. My college roommate wore it, and we agreed, it was...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 10 February

    Taolady chose Knize Ten for me today, I smell fantastic.
  67. Thread: Museum Reception

    by Dulci
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    Re: Museum Reception

    When I read lemonade-hued silk jacket, my first thought was Chanel no. 19.

    I hope you have a great time, you are going to look smashing!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 9 February

    Jolie Madame edt, it came in my order yesterday.

    I already have a little bottle of the parfum, but I was curious about the edt. I'm glad I got it, so far it's wonderful.
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    Re: SotD Friday 8 February

    The UPS truck just arrived with my bigdiscount.com order. I've already broken my New Year's resolution of No More Blind Buys :o (I got a pretty bee bottle of Guerlain's Eau Imperiale, I thought...
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    Re: Top 10 best sellers on various continents? ...

    Interesting, I hadn't thought of it that way.

    My thoughts were that the current trends towards clean, fresh and unobtrusive was a result of a backlash from the powerhouse scents of the 1980s. We...
  71. Re: Class and scent: Nouveaux riches, old money and plebeian???...

    This discussion reminds me of the excerpt from Chandler Burr's Emperor of Scent book, where Luca Turin quoted his landlady who pronounced that, "Caron was for the duchesse, and Guerlain was for...
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    Re: Top 10 best sellers on various continents? ...

    I thought I remembered seeing this somewhere. Here you go, perfumeworld.net has a page that tracks the bestselling fragrances over several years in several different countries.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 7 February

    Chanel Pour Monsieur Concentree for me today. This is fantastic stuff, I'd like to compare this side by side with the original Pour Monsieur (1955) to see which I like better.
  74. Re: Haiku Contest: Free Bottle Of Rl Safari For Women

    congrats to winners!
    dpak, so glad it worked out
    fun contest lampboy
  75. Thread: Finished?

    by Dulci
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    Re: Finished?

    What a wonderful uncle you must be!

    I don't think I've ever used up a whole bottle, but I have finished several minis, decants and samples.
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    Re: Hi! I had my baby and I'm back!

    Congratulations Tovah, and welcome to the world baby Rebecca! http://emoticons4u.com/fam/fam11.gif
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    Re: Sotd Wednesday 6 february 2008

    The mail carrier brought my Chanel minis, first up is No. 19.
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    Re: prettiest and ugliest...

    I took a picture. :D

    http://i29.tinypic.com/2gy6o1l.jpg

    The prettiest bottle I own is a vintage Tabac Blond. It is very heavy and substantial. The Ungaro Diva bottle is gorgeous too, but I have...
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    Re: A fragrance for a burlesque artiste

    LOL you beat me to it.

    How about Gres Cabaret ?
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    Re: Famous fragrances with gardenia in them? ...

    oh gosh, I remember Jungle Gardenia too, so strong! :eek:

    Did anyone mention Guerlain Jardin de Bagatelle?
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    Re: Fragrances from Grasse

    I was just reading here (bottom of the article) that Patou keeps its own rose and jasmine fields in Grasse.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 5 February

    YSL's Y, since there was a nice discussion on it.
  83. Re: Haiku Contest: Free Bottle Of Rl Safari For Women

    Haikus are fun. :) Here's a quick haiku to start off.

    Lovely green chypre
    in a bottle to die for!
    Lauren's best effort.
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    Re: YSL's Y EDT - what took you so long????

    I like Y a lot too. My mini is almost gone, I've got a full bottle sitting in the wishlist basket.

    I wore it a lot last summer, I found it very fresh and dry.
  85. Re: testing two classics late at night: 1000 and Coco - both parfum

    I really enjoyed your reviews. I haven't experienced either of those fragrances *hangs head in shame* but Patou 1000 is on my wishlist.



    syracusa, if you like Sublime, I wonder if you would...
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    Re: Picture in message body - please help!

    Yay! Glad I could help. :)
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    Re: SotD Monday 4 February

    Continuing my animalic streak in vintage Jolie Madame parfum. I love the violet notes in this!
  88. Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    I'm late! But we had a hectic weekend, I didn't get near the computer at all.

    I started my animalic weekend Friday night in Bandit edp.

    Saturday morning I wore Cabochard edt, the Parfum Gres...
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    Re: Who here wears Lancome frags?

    Great list!

    I'm not very familiar with this house. My mother wore a little Tresor back in the day, and I like Ô de Lancôme in the summer.
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    Re: Picture in message body - please help!

    No toolbar? Hmm. Try this.

    Open your User CP, then click Edit Options.

    All the way down at the bottom at the Message Editor Interface drop box, choose either Standard or Enhanced then save...
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    Re: Déjà Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    Wow. Just Wow! This blue collage is just heavenly tang, great job. And we still have aqua/teal and baby blue collages to look forward to!

    Lovely prizes too, good luck to all participating.
  92. Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 >> Animalic

    I can't decide what I want to wear, I love animalics. http://emoticons4u.com/love/635.gif

    Here's a list of older chypre/animalic fragrances I culled from the H&R Fragrance Genealogy chart, hope...
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    Re: Picture in message body - please help!

    I can help with this one. :) There may be easier ways to do this, but here's how I do it.

    First the picture has to be in your computer. Either take a picture or right-click an image, then Save and...
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    Re: TGIF! Sotd Friday 1 February

    Patou Colony on this blustery, bone-chilling day.


    http://i29.tinypic.com/t7lgfd.jpg
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    Re: Most worn in January

    I've never kept stats, this is interesting. It's been a Caron month for me (7x) followed closely by Gres (5x).

    3x - Caron Parfum Sacre
    Gres Cabochard

    2x - YSL - Y
    Eau...
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    Re: Reasons for choosing a scent

    I too tend to wear heavier scents in the winter, in the summer heat they become oppressive and cloying on me.

    And Brielle, I also wear Colony year round, I adore it, it is my absolute favorite...
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    Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Last night I won an eBay auction for minis of vintage Chanel No. 5, No. 19, and Pour Monsieur. I've been wanting to test Pour Monsieur ever since I read that Michael Edwards said it is the closest...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 31 January

    Mitsouko for me today, it's been a long time since I've worn this.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 30 January

    Patou Sublime. My skin seems to bring out the wonderful sandalwood in this.
  100. Thread: A 100% synthetic

    by Dulci
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    Re: A 100% synthetic

    I don't know how big a seller it was for Hermès, but Eau des Merveilles smells like it was born in a test tube to me. It's as if not a single molecule has ever been rained on or had the sun shine on...
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