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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    A replacement for Parfum Initial? Does that means PI is to be discontinued?
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Not happy with this, they took a good chunk of that fresh lift that gave its sparkle and replaced it with something more plush. Still nice, but not the same if you're a stickler for those kinds of...
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    Anyone Tried Qualitas Candles?

    Hello!

    Came across Qualitas Candles on a sale site and a few of their scents reminded me very much of Diptyque's offerings, at a fraction of the price. I was hoping someone had tried them and had...
  4. Re: Do you buy testers from sites like fragrancenet etc.?

    Paranoid Parrot much? lol

    You have to ask yourself, why would a site like fragrancenet mess with the bottle? And if they were really intent on doing this, would the cap really and box really be a...
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    Re: What is your occupation?

    Its about priorities as mentioned above. Everyone has different ones which allows them to indulge. For me, my perfumes make me happier than driving a nice car, so I drive an ugly bomb of a car! You...
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    Re: Suggestions for warm, sweet fragrances?

    Lolita Lempicka
    Bulgari Omnia
    Prada Candy
    Hanae Mori Butterfly
  7. Re: Cool, refreshing, dry, not sweet, non-citrus, a bit bitter, feminine, niche... Any suggestions?

    Try Musc Nomade by Annick Goutal, ticks all your boxes.
  8. Re: Mystery Perfume -- Please help me identify

    Defiintely not Avon, they didn't do splashes in that bottle.

    It does remind me a bit of the Maxfactor Jardin bottle, perhaps it could be an obscure mini of that fragrance?
  9. Re: Mystery Perfume -- Please help me identify

    Avon Soft Musk? I know they had bottles like that in the early 90's.
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    Re: Fruity wine scent suggestions

    Kors by Michael Kors was very wine-like to me, part of the reason I hated it. Used to be dirt cheap but I haven't seen it around in ages. Red wine and red roses.
  11. Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    It's a very distinct scent, bread-like but pungent and rancid. Smells of childhood, lying on the hot pavement after a swim, squishing ants with a pudgy thumb in the summer...
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    Re: Lush "American Cream" Conditioner

    Ah well, now we know your budget, SL Cuir Mauresque bears a close resemblance to that creamy woodsy sweetness, but of course is a leather frag. I actually bought it because it reminded me of American...
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    Re: Lush "American Cream" Conditioner

    Lots of e-tailers sell the dupes and its pretty spot on. Its actually a very comforting woodsy gourmand. Just do a search on Etsy and you'll find a bunch of them.

    Word of caution with the actual...
  14. Re: Anybody ever make an unintended duplicate purchase...?!

    I have at least a couple of hundred fragrances but can name all of them and know exactly what I have and how much. The day I cant keep track of it is the day it has become about acquiring out of...
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    Re: Kai Perfume oil vs EDP?

    The lotion is most excellent, very tenacious and long-lasting in scent and you wouldn't need the perfume if you wore the lotion on its own. Worth every penny.
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    Re: I need an amplified Daim Blond

    Cuir Amethyste is my choice, I have both and they're extremely similar, however Cuir Amethyste does have that added 'oomph' that I crave some days.
  17. Re: How do you respond to unfavorable comments on your SOTD?

    Unfortunately its the risk you run when wearing perfume in an enclosed space. Someone above made a comment about bad breath- well, someone with an undesirable perfume can be like being exposed to bad...
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    Re: Vanilla (aka, help a single dad :)

    Your short lists are on the right track- well done Dad! Im sure she'll love the Pink Sugar and Prada Candy, they are always a hit with the younger vanilla-lovers.

    Im also gonna to echo the...
  19. Re: Philosophy Pure Grace - similar scents, please?

    Clean Ultimate is indeed very close. However, the staying power isn't too fabulous but its far better than Philosophy's.

    Unfortunately Philosophy's scents have gone down the gurgler in recent...
  20. Re: Wisteria Hysteria by Comme des Garçons + Stephen Jones

    The only Wisteria fragrance I have smelled (Crabtree and Evelyn) leads me to believe Wisteria does have a fruity side to it, more of an animalic slightly rotting, peachy, pear-ish kind of vibe to it....
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    Re: Angel Eau Sucree

    Im guessing it will be something along the lines of EL's Pleasures Delight, going by the notes of berries and meringue with patchouli.
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    Re: Montale Bottle Blues!

    I too have suffered a similar fate with this exact same scent. God knows how it leaked, its always upright in its bottle, but I discovered it one day after not touching it for months, the pouch it...
  23. Re: Esprit d'Oscar /Eau Premiere/L'Heure Bleue

    I find Esprit very reminiscent of LHB, that gorgeous, powdery heliotrope with a hay-like vibe to it. Then add a bottle of Johnson's Baby Shampoo and there you have it. Creamy, feminine, ethereal and...
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    Re: Please help me remember this perfume!

    Probably some dime-a-dozen mall scent that stuck around for a few months and is now long gone. Doesn't look designer.
    These kinds of scents are usually dupes of designer fragrances and Im willing...
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    Re: funny fragrance sniffing stories

    Otherwise they would price themselves out of their target demographics financial range.
  26. Re: (UPDATED) Fragrance companies ditching samples to keep dept. store vendor reps?

    Its no wonder samples are used as rewards instead of sales tools when people have such grabby attitudes.
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    Re: Atomiser vs dropper/dabber

    Its possible to spray only a minute amount at a time and let it dribble out of the sprayer in drops instead of full spraying- its less bother than jimmying open the bottle and mucking about with...
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    Re: Why do I dislike Shalimar?

    I have only worn Shalimar once, and that was a very exhausting experience. Its the pungent rubbery-gasoline smell that undoes it all for me. I can appreciate all the other fabulous notes, but that...
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    Re: Most worn in January 2014

    SL Clair de Musc got an unprecedented wearing this month. 3 weeks straight! Not sure what it was, I just felt very drawn to it and it suited the weather and my mood. Pink Sugar got 2 days (another...
  30. Re: Guerlain - Aqua Allegoria - What's the deal???

    They're good fillers for warmer weather when you want something light and easy to wear. I find they have very reasonable lasting power in Flora Nymphea and Lys Soleila.
  31. Re: Midnight Poison/ Dior Addict Has Been Discontinued

    Midnight Poison has been dc'd for a few months now. Odd they would discontinue Addict, that's a very popular scent and its only just been reformulated and repackaged.
  32. Re: Opium Collector's Edition 2013- Same juice, new bottle?

    So no ones tried it?
  33. Opium Collector's Edition 2013- Same juice, new bottle?

    Came across the Opium Collector's Edition 2013 in the gold bottle the other day and had a quick spritz- and found it rather good. Smoky, spicy and smouldering. I only have the EDT so was wondering if...
  34. Re: I made a blog to answer questions for the "just starting out" category of people

    That just crass. Not to mention offensive to women, as if they are merely receptacles for horny guys, that will remove their underwear on the command of scent alone.

    For someone who purports a...
  35. Thread: Missoni

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    Re: Missoni

    Overrated. Should disappear without anyone noticing or caring. Except maybe L.T.
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    Re: Looking For Firewood Type Fragrance?

    Lutens' Fille en Aiguilles perhaps?
  37. Thread: Hello Ladies

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    Re: Hello Ladies

    I like it, in fact I wear it myself. A very dense and earthy cacao scent that reminds me a bit of Serge Lutens' Borneo 1834.
    A quality fragrance, but does it really matter what women think? As long...
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    Re: Jicky - where is the filth?

    Yep- that's the stuff! Glad you found it lol Apparently Mouchior de Monsieur is supposed to be a bit more filthy and is dubbed the dirty cousin to Jicky so could be worth checking out.
  39. Re: does anyone know the name of this perfume?

    hehe who would have thought that buying a $30 perfume in the late 90's would be able to help someone else all these years later?!
    So glad to help, and I really hope that elusive bottle finds its...
  40. Re: I have to make is smell "fizzy" help! ^-^;

    If you want instant gratification, try a fragrance oil like Natures Garden "Mountain Dew". Its all the work done for you and all you have to do is add the oil to product. Smells very fizzy and like...
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    Re: does anyone know this perfume?

    Weird...my first post disappeared...

    Could it be Monsoon?
    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Monsoon/Monsoon-original--11967.html

    I believe it was marketed under the name of Wild Lagoon in...
  42. Re: does anyone know the name of this perfume?

    Monsoon?
    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Monsoon/Monsoon-original--11967.html
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    Re: Jicky - where is the filth?

    The only 'filth' I get is a smooth, creamy, sweet, milk-fed-baby shit. Gives it a nice tone and works beautifully, despite the crass association.
  44. Re: Which discontinued fragrance is number one on your list?

    If I had cojones, I'd give up the left one for some more Shalimar Light.
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    Re: Dior Homme Intense - Why is it "formal"?

    I think formal and informal is as outdated as the day or night thing that was prolific pre-90's. You can wear anything you want whenever you want. If it smells good, why should a stuffy boardroom...
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    Re: Guerlain L'Instant Perfume Gel- que?

    It's very nice and worth getting if you like the perfume. The gel is applied with a small brush and glides on like smoothly and leaves a silky feel. I simply run the brush from my wrist and up my...
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    Re: Subtle warm apple pie fragrance?

    Innoxa's Gingham is a subtle Apple pie with powder, or Urban Rituelle's Ginger Apple. That one to me smells like straight up apple/pear pie but is done in such a way that its not sickly, fake or...
  48. Poll: Re: Returns -- Which way does your moral compass point?

    Down under there is no such policy, unless the product is damaged or the person has a bad reaction to it. Other than that, once its opened its yours and they don't want it back.

    I could never...
  49. Thread: RIP Montale?

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    Re: RIP Montale?

    Jump the gun much?

    - - - Updated - - -



    You were quite right to buy it- there are so many problems with this company and its better to be safe than sorry. Who knows what will happen. Enjoy...
  50. Re: What scents do you trust in extreme circumstances?

    A: Sublime by Jean Patou. No woman could ever feel less than elegant in this.

    B: Boudoir. Always a conversation starter.

    C: Fracas. This one keeps me entertained and by over-applying, its acts...
  51. Poll: Re: If your beloved doesn't like/hate a scent you really love, you...

    I'd still wear it- I'd just try not to wear it around them.
  52. Re: Discontinued, Resurrected, On Hiatus or really gone?

    Thanks Donna & Genie, looks like another hoarding mission to stock up on those two :( I hate having to go into squirrel mode, but Datura I cannot live without and don't have access to the bell jars....
  53. Discontinued, Resurrected, On Hiatus or really gone?

    Sometimes it can get confusing with all these comings and goings :confused: I'd appreciate if anyone is able to shed some light on the fate of the following:

    Sicily- I had heard Sicily was...
  54. Re: Most agreeably Good or "Best" Perfumes for a Beginner?

    Those are some very polarizing scents- be prepared if she doesn't take to them immediately, it took me years to come around to liking all of those!
    Would be good to know what kind of family of...
  55. Re: Women in history and their fragrance choices..

    I read somewhere that Diana wore 24 Faubourg and Quelques Fleurs. Beautiful fragrances for a stellar lady.

    I always wondered what Gina Lollobrigida wore, I imagine her in Carthusia's Ligea.
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    Re: Fracas!! And Courtney Love

    Welcome to BN!

    Fracas is vulgar, tenacious and loud. I suspect she wears it to cover up body odour because she doesn't wash often. I love Fracas, but dislike it when its used to mask the unwashed....
  57. Re: Suggestions/Authors Needed For Blog Post About Homemade Fragrances

    With such limited experience, what kind of article will it be? What topics do you want to cover? Or is it a simple "make your own ___" piece with a list of ingredients and throw them all in and...
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    Re: Perfume industry: approaching the crack?

    I see a disturbing trend....the explosion of gourmand!
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance on the beach?

    Natural ingredients can indeed induce skin reactions. In fact, that is why some of them are being banned by the IFRA and instead synthetics have to be used as they are deemed 'safer' by the IFRA.
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance on the beach?

    I've worn fragrance to the beach on many occasions- nothing adverse to report. I usually go with something complimentary like Kai EDP, Datura Noir, GAP Tuberose Coconut, L'Occitane Verbena or 4711. I...
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    Re: suggestion for the community

    I think this is just putting a band aid on a bigger problem- the fragrance directory here that doesn't have enough varied input. Its a nice enough idea but just highlights the glaringly obvious issue...
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    Re: Top Selling Female perfume in US?

    Is it possible to take her on a sniffing spree? Make a day of it, take her around a few counters, get some ideas and then go have lunch in a nice cafe, then narrow down which ones she liked- then go...
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    Re: SL La fille de Berlin

    My bottle just arrived and I've had it on a few minutes. It opens in a very familiar way- it has a sheer, cold and almost metallic quality to it like Vitirol d'oeillet did. In fact, if I were lazy I...
  64. Re: Juliet has a gun...ladies list your favorites

    Citizen Queen is my favourite. I don't get leather, just a deliciously dirty, musky rose.
    Miss Charming is nice, but too close to Stella, and Stella did it better. The others just didn't stoke my...
  65. Re: Harajuku Lovers: Please need advice for gift

    You totally have to come over and play Barbies! :thumbsup:
  66. Re: In search of a breezy, green, tropical perfume?

    JLO's Deseo (women's version) has all of what you're looking for...except for the sugar free aspect. You might be able to look past the sweetness though, because its not exactly gourmand and it has...
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    Re: Question about Chantecaille's Frangipane

    For the past few weeks I have been mulling over whether to blind buy the current version of Frangipane or not. The reviews seem to be pretty much consistent in the opinion that its pretty darned...
  68. Re: Looking for a Budget Friendly (dark, wet, incense, dirty) Fragrance

    L'Agent- Agent Provocateur. Very earthy, dark, smouldering, smoky and spicy.
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    Re: Do you prefer a dirty musk or white musk?

    Filthy!
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    Re: Any idea what she was wearing?

    Taylor Swift Wonderstruck.
  71. Re: Those of you who display your collection on a vanity tray, could you share photos?

    I know, I was looking at the picture in the first post and was thinking that Calypso Mimosa is going to turn yellow in a week or so in that gorgeous tray!



    *sends sunlight via telepath* I...
  72. Re: Those of you who display your collection on a vanity tray, could you share photos?

    I too love fragrances displayed on beautiful trays and vanities. Unfortunately my room is too sunny and warm for such an indulgence so all my pretties are kept in the dark.

    I once saw a footed...
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    Re: Confirmed Lady Gaga FAME fake!

    Just checked my stems and they're all the same length and size. I just noticed the attachment at the top of your stems are different too. The smell test is usually the biggest giveaway though, and it...
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    Re: Confirmed Lady Gaga FAME fake!

    Just out of curiosity I dug out an empty 50ml with box, an empty 100ml with box and a full 100ml with box and found some interesting results.

    1. Empty 50ml with box- Logo on gold rim, serial...
  75. Re: Harajuku Lovers: Please need advice for gift

    Music is a lovely fruity one, very reminiscent of Petite Cherie. I get fruity, juicy pears with no sickly candy.
    As for gourmand, I'd say G- but in a fruity way. Coconut and apple I think? Bit on...
  76. Re: How does Serge Lutens stack up against some of the top niche brands?

    It is what it is- I cant say I have ever compared them to other houses because when it comes down to it, you either like them or you don't. In terms of quality and ingredients, they're definitely up...
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    Stephen Jones- Comme des Garcons.
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    Re: Can you identify this bottle?

    Wonderful! Thanks VP- I didn't think that was be Gardenia, looked a bit too juvenile for ET!
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    Can you identify this bottle?

    Its not in my possession so the only clues we have is the photo- the owner seems to think its Elizabeth Taylor's Gardenia?

    19102
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    Re: Sahara Noir, new from Tom Ford or fake?

    Its potently smokey- very similar to Amber Absolute. I don't get any citrus at all- just pure smoke. Bottle is gorgeous though.
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    Re: What smells expensive?

    Jean Patou's Sublime. To me, rich women smell like aldehydic florals, but there would also be something sparkling, alluring and overtly feminine about them. Sublime is the epitome of luxury.
  82. Re: My Wife just broke her deceased moms perfume bottle..

    What a fantastic story! Sounds like it could have been a sign from dear Mom, to not hold onto the past and make new memories, laugh more and let go of the old and embrace the new :)

    P.S. Mom had...
  83. Re: 4711 Cologne- 60 and 90ml Bottles Refillable?

    Thank you 30 Roses! :thumbsup:
  84. 4711 Cologne- 60 and 90ml Bottles Refillable?

    Can anyone tell me if the 60 and 90ml spray bottles are refillable (screwed on sprayer) or is the sprayer crimped on? Thanks :)
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    Re: Best "non-perfume" fragrance

    I think what you mean is a 'reset' fragrance- a neutral choice.

    It depends on the individual as to what resets their factory settings, some go for something light and unobtrusive, some go for the...
  86. Re: Why are there still so many unopened Joy flaconettes available?

    Lots of reasons- hoarding, stockpiling, being gifted it every year by well wishers who don't understand that the recipient doesn't need that much, or doesn't wear/love it as much anymore. I'm more...
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    Re: My Take on Axe Body Sprays

    Products like Axe (its called Lynx down under) have their place. A lot of people still see fragrance as a luxury item and therefore only apply on special occasions or restrict themselves somewhat in...
  88. Re: Can Anyone Give Me Their Impression of Chanel Le Exclusifs"Jersey"?

    Jersey is one I found utterly boring and "meh" at first. Then I went back to my dab- on sample some weeks later and bought it on impulse because I didn't have a go-to lavender scent in my inventory....
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    Re: Designer Rose or Raspberry

    Definitely the EDT- the EDP doesn't have the same fruitiness of the raspberry as the EDT as it is more woodsy. Also Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift might be a go, which was inspired by Hot Couture....
  90. Re: serious question: convincing your loved ones you are not crazy

    I don't.
    What I do is my business and its incredibly rude for anyone to pass judgement on what I choose to spend my time, joy and money on.

    If you find yourself in a position where you feel you...
  91. Re: Can you tell if this is Fake or Real. (Fragrancex.com)

    Isn't it odd how even the company cannot be accurate in their information?!
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    Re: New Fragrance: Diesel Loverdose

    I got that too- Alien with a truckload of ethyl maltol dumped in it. Smells okay actually- I do like my sweets on occasion. Although the jasmine they use is so synthetic, it comes off smelling cold...
  93. Re: Is there a Lush Fragrance that smells like a Lush store?

    The Smell of Freedom comes extremely close, with its mishmash of essential oils and something really soapy in there, its literally like walking into a Lush shop and getting the onslaught of scent...
  94. Re: Myrrhe Ardente Body Cream- Anyone tried it?

    Thanks Evangaline, I'm not sure whether it was touted as a top product for the formula or the scent, I'm hoping its more about the scent. I noticed none of the other AG creams have the honour so am...
  95. Myrrhe Ardente Body Cream- Anyone tried it?

    I'm considering a purchase of Myrrhe Ardente Body Cream to layer with the fragrance, as I find its rather fleeting. Has anyone tried it and have any feedback? I notice it was in Bazaar's Top 100, and...
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    Re: Luscious lemon fragrances?

    Chanel's Cristalle Eau Verte is the best rendition of a true lemon tree. Its a true lemon that blends effortlessly with green leaves. Its like peeling back the bark of a lemon tree and smelling the...
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    Poll: Re: Who is the greatest living perfumer?

    Maurice Roucel needs to be up there!
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    Re: NEW women's Oscar de la Renta

    I Love Esprit d'Oscar- its like a combination of baby shampoo and L'heure Bleue. Ultra comforting and a favourite for bedtime and on Autumn evenings.
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    Re: Fragrance for a baby

    Congratulations! My input only echoes the majority, smell your baby when he comes and all intentions of perfuming him will go out the window :) He will already be perfumed in soap when he is bathed,...
  100. Re: Has anyone or anything (food, for instance) ever ruined a fragrance for you?

    A 9-hour bus journey (well, the last 3 hours of it on a winding route) ruined SL Fleurs D'Oranger for me. 2 years later and I'm still trying to break the association.
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