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    Re: Hermes exploration help

    Ditto all the above advice! I wear 24 Faubourg regularly, and for me it's quite a gorgeous and "grown up" scent. Love Un Jardin Sur Le Nil for Summer. And Elixir des Merveilles - love it, although...
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 4 January 2008

    Sampling Gucci. Sat here thinking I really like it - but then I realised it's because to my nose it smells really like L'Instant, which I already have in EdT and EdP, so not a buyer.

    Happy...
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    Re: Lemon or verbena scent?

    I second Citron Citron by Miller Harris. Mona di Orio's Lux is too lemon sherbet for me.
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    Re: If you could have only one perfume...

    24 Faubourg. But I am SO not liking this question!
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    Re: Re-using decant bottles?

    Not an expert, but have read that the plastic parts will never lose the smell. Sorry if that's bad news.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 5 May

    Champs Elysees
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    JM amber and lavender..... perfect way to wind down....
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    Re: Online shopping in EU

    fragrancedirect.co.uk
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    Re: Need Some Ava Luxe Suggestions

    Phew - you never know with the post!
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    Re: Need Some Ava Luxe Suggestions

    Trebor I sent that sample first class Weds. Has it not turned up yet?
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    Re: Long-lasting fragrances

    YSL Paris ( not the LE, that's lovely but fades fast)
    Quite a few of the Jo Malones work for me - Pom Noir, Lime, Basil & Mandarin
    Jaipur (which I have recently rediscovered)
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    Re: Wild Blackberry Musk by Ava Luxe

    I think some of us tried it in the Ava Luxe Week - have you read that thread? On me I am afraid it smells like cat's wee! Can send you my sample if you like - Pm me your addy - cos I sure as hell...
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    Re: My opinion on D and G Light Blue

    I *used* to love it. I don't know if my bottle has turned (I keep it in the box) but I now think the drydown is repulsive. Bleurgh.
  14. Thread: I'm feeling blue

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    Re: I'm feeling blue

    That's the spirit! Excellent advice from Moondeeva!
  15. Re: New Hermes scent - Kelly Caleche by Jean Claude Ellena

    More like Kalesh maybe?
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    Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Frangipani for me today. I really am not sure how to describe it except it smells of summer holidays and warm nights. Not beachy but beautiful tropical florals. I love it. Dries down to a very pretty...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 26 April

    DKNY Be Delicious cos it's all spring timey here....
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    Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Kashmir Spice - cinnamon and cinnamon - and well, cinnamon. Not sure about this one at all. We'll see as it dries down more. Might be the first one I have to scrub off.
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    Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Right, I stuffed up on my order and didn't have an appropriate one for today so I am sampling White Tea. Not sure what the tea component is supposed to be, as this on me is extremely clean and sharp...
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    Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Wild blackberry musk. I was SO looking forward to this one - and waddya know - it doesn't work on me. Strong burst of blackberries faded fast to a slightly wee-like smell (sorry) and then to nothing,...
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    Re: Rose Recommendation Please

    YSL Paris - the original, not the limited edition Spring one, might suit.

    or Jo malone red roses?
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    Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Midnight Violet for me. Powdery violet at first, evolving now into something a bit woodier and sexier. Very nice. I don't have anything like this in the wardrobe at the mo, may need some!
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    Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Clementine today. When I first put it on I thought it was overwhelmingly floral, but it soon settled into a strong orangey smell. It reminds me very much of Eau des Merveilles but less powdery and a...
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    Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Shisha for me too then.

    First impressions are powder, warmth and definitely chocolate. Albeit a smoky chocolate if that makes any sense at all. Hint of vanilla. It's nice, it's subtle but for me...
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    Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Will be sampling Shisha a bit later and will report back!

    Forgot it started today and sprayed something else!
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    Re: SotD Saturday 21 April

    testing paul smith woman. Ok but a bit blah - couldn't really tell you what it smells of, but it's pleasant enough.

    Will crack open the Ava Luxe tonight. I thought the same about the sample vials...
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for April 2007)

    Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey
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    Re: The Ava Luxe Experience!!!

    My samples are here! *happy dance* Will I be able to hold out till next week though?
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 4 April

    Paris. Nice comforting scent on a grey day. C'mon spring, where are you?
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    Re: UK and cheap and cheerful

    SWeasel have you found any UK perfumers that are like Ava Luxe? That make smaller / non high street ranges?
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    Re: UK and cheap and cheerful

    I have just had a sniff of some of the M&S fragrances - quite pretty, not exactly Lutens or Malle but for 10 for 100ml.......
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 3 April

    Elixir des Merveilles. A real comfort scent.
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    UK and cheap and cheerful

    I keep reading on the boards about these great US places that sell cheaper and dupe perfumes. Anyone found any good equivalents in the UK / Europe?
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    Re: Hermes Eau des Merveilles

    I am wearing it now so I'll give that a go!
  35. Re: Are you a Full Bottle Queen or a Sample/Decant Princess?

    er both.... but mainly full bottles. Love the packaging etc - what a sad person I am.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 29 March

    AA Grosellina as I am off to the gym. Then something else after my shower - I may go a-sampling.....
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    Re: Clean smelling frangrances?

    Try Red Delicious. I found it a little softer, somehow.

    What about Pure White Linen for a clean smell? Can't do White Linen, smells like stale sweat to me.
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    For how many of your fragrances..

    ... do you own the matching body products? (and does layering body product and scent really work?)

    Just wondering whether to invest (ahem) in more frags or body products to support the ones I...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 28 March

    Sampling Boss Femme. Pretty but nothing special so far.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 March

    24 Faubourg.

    Sorry to hear of your loss Riannon.
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    Re: Hermes Eau des Merveilles

    Think I need to get me the Elixir then....... :)
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    Re: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria

    I am really sorry - I was so shocked at the Pamplelune I forgot to ask about the second one!
  43. Re: On this first day of british summer time......

    Bobbi Brown Beach?
  44. Re: What expensive scent(s) smelled awful & kind of cheap & what one was cheap, but g

    Daim Blond smells like disinfectant on me.
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    Re: Hermes Eau des Merveilles

    Oh thanks! I will look into the Jojoba in the Uk. Do you put on to wet or dry skin? (the oil I mean!)

    Must get decanting too. If you carry a couple around, what's the best way to label them?
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    Hermes Eau des Merveilles

    I am loving this but it fades on me incredibly fast. Any suggestions of things that I can layer it with that may keep it a little longer?

    I know that traditionally you should buy the shower gel,...
  47. Thread: Base Notes

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    Re: Base Notes

    Jude if you are anywhere near London I would strongly suggest a trip to Les Senteurs. They are incredibly helpful and will help you narrow down what you like.

    There is a really good book - The...
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    Re: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria

    Thank goodness! You know when you post something and then think - have I just made a major faux pas?

    (or as I saw in an ad for a mobile phone recently - a fopas. Took me ages to work out what a...
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    Re: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria

    It was the lady at my local Guerlain counter who told me. So goodness knows how reliable she is. She said that she had 3 bottles left and was not getting any more.

    I shall sneak past soon and see...
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    Guerlain Aqua Allegoria

    Was told today that they are bringing two new ones out this year and discontinuing two, one of which is the Pamplelune. It's one of my favourite summer scents, so I guess a stock up maybe in order.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 24 March

    Creed Sping Flowers. Even though it's cold, blustery and horrible here.
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    Re: Another reason to become a supporting member

    Thanks so much for pointing me over there. Am very pleased to be a supporter on this site.
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    Re: What is this perfume?Help me please...

    Elysium can be seen here

    http://www.fragrancenet.com/f/net/wf_items.html?cat=00831&cur_letter=E&gender=w&gs_gen=W
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    Re: Another reason to become a supporting member

    Umm.. I just joined and this is my first ever post! So I think I might qualify?

    But as I live in the UK I am happy to pass on the samples to the next US person if that helps. (and if I have...
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