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    Re: SotD - Friday the 7th of May

    28 La Pausa
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    Re: SotD Thursday 06 May

    28 La Pausa
  3. Re: What "modern" frags give a nod to (1) L'Heure Bleue or (2) the classic French feel?

    Serge Lutens Fumerie Turque and Iris Silver Mist
    Chanel 31 Rue Cambon and 28 La Pausa
  4. Thread: Chypre Fishing

    by Minou2
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    Re: Chypre Fishing

    Also, Parfums de Nicolai Le Temps d'Une Fete.
  5. Thread: Chypre Fishing

    by Minou2
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    Re: Chypre Fishing

    It sounds like many good ones have been mentioned. I would also try EL Jasmine White Moss.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 21 March

    earlier: Cologne Bigarade
    later: Bois des Iles parfum
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    Re: S O T D Friday 5 March 2010

    Iris Silver Mist

    Happy Birthday to ECaruthers! Happy weekend to everyone else.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 23 February

    earlier: L'Artisan Fleur de Narcisse
    later: EL Tuberose Gardenia parfum
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    Re: SotD Friday 19 February

    L'Artisan Fleur de Narcisse
  10. Re: Th Joy of dirt - why cleanliness may be going out of fashion

    Interesting article, but I believe Western fascination with dirt or cleanliness is going to get worse given the way certain types of viruses are developing. People are starting to get that...
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    Re: truly independent beauty products reviews?

    There's also Dr. Bauman's Skin Type Solution. She has a book, website and newsletter. I like her better than Paula.
  12. Re: Do Some Fragrances Actually Get Better With Age?

    I find Bois des Iles parfum gets much better with age.
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    Re: Favorite earthy yet feminine scent?

    Chanel 19
    Bois des Iles
    TDC Sel de Vetiver
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    Re: Osmanthus - a revelation

    Another one to try is Parfum de Nicolai's Fig Tea.
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    Re: SotD Monday 25 January

    Big hug to you, Kewart. I'm so sorry.

    Chanel 19 edt for now.
    Probably Bois des Iles parfum later.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 24 January

    The Different Company's Bois d'Iris.

    Hope everyone is having a good weekend.
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    Re: Favs with a distinct basil note?

    Second Basile Uomo, although I'm not sure how it smells these days.
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    Re: Question about iso e heavy frags

    I've noticed a big difference in how IES-heavy fragrances wear in lower vs. higher humidity climates.
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    Re: Reformulation Thought for Today.

    As Zizanoides mentioned, most fragrance companies do not claim their products contain a specific amount of any ingredient, so they wouldn't be defrauding people in this way. I do think people feel...
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    Re: SotD Monday 11 January

    L'Heure Promise
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 22 December

    vintage Vol de Nuit parfum....wow, is this beautiful
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    Re: Chandler Burr on Fora.tv

    By the way, I enjoyed the video, Chandler! Hope you do more.
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    Re: Chandler Burr on Fora.tv

    I don't believe Chanel No. 5 was created to be worn as a gorgeous, ornate piece of jewelry. Didn't Mlle. Chanel ask Ernest Beaux to create a scent that "smelled like a woman"? Sounds like she was...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 12 December

    a.m. the very last drop of my Osmanthe Yunnan sample....I'd love a full bottle of this.
    p.m. something cozier....vintage.L'Heure Bleue, perhaps.

    Have a good weekend!!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 10 December

    Sous Le Vent.
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    Re: S O T D Wednesday, December 9

    Bois des Iles parfum.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 1 December

    Great minds think alike!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 1 December

    Bois des Iles parfum.

    Take care, everyone. Happy December.
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    Re: The currents of Guerlain

    What a lovely tribute, Mr. Guerlain! They should hire you.
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    Re: S o t D Wednesday 11 November

    earlier: Chanel 19 edt
    later: Cuir de Russie parfum

    Happy Birthday to Darkdreams! Hope you had a great day.
  31. Re: IFRA restrictions - which has you most worried/stocking up?

    Oakmoss.
  32. Re: (Remember the Mariah Carey vids?) Pam Anderson promotes perfume on Ellen

    I have to say, I like how she cheerfully promotes these as cheap, drugstore fragrances. It's a refreshing change from the usual grandiose fragrance marketing.
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 Parfum Reformulation

    I agree, these waves of reformulations are not the typical adjustments that have always gone on, unfortunately. I'm glad you still like No. 5.
  34. Re: IFRA restrictions - which has you most worried/stocking up?

    Too bad about Odalisque. That was a beautiful fragrance! I guess we know what's going to happen to Le Temps d'Une Fete.
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    Re: S O T D Monday 09 November 2009

    a.m. 28 La Pausa
    p.m. L'Heure Bleue pdt
  36. Re: Six English language articles by Edmond Roudnitska

    These are great. Thank you SO much!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 5 November

    a.m. Chanel 19 edt
    p.m. Cuir de Russie parfum

    Have a great day!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 4 november-09

    a.m. cologne bigarade
    p.m. probably une rose
  39. Re: Limited Edition Mon Precious Nectar Fountain Imperiale Just $9,000 at Neiman Ma

    a nice, safe one.
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    Re: Inexpensive stopper bottles?

    I love the mini apothecary bottles and am buying a bunch. Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne Parfum pricing

    I was wondering about that. They're not the type of company to raise prices that high without reason. The price of edp has not risen much over the years. They must be trying to recoup costs...
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    Re: Neil Morris fragrances.

    The new amber fragrance sounds delightful!
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    Re: SotD Sunday 18 October

    Ayala Moriel White Potion.

    Have a lovely Sunday.
  44. Thread: New SJP..."NYC"

    by Minou2
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    Re: New SJP..."NYC"

    Strawberry seems to be the note du jour in Sephoraland. I wonder what she'll do with it.
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    Re: SotD Friday 16 October

    a.m. Cologne Bigarade
    p.m. something ambery...Ambre Sultan or Coco edp

    Happy Friday.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 15 October

    Ta'If.

    Hope everyone is doing well.
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    Re: Lovelier the 2nd Time Around

    Many that are now favorites. L'Heure Bleue, Apres L'Ondee, Fleurs de Citronnier, Fleurs d'Oranger, Iris Silver Mist come to mind. Experimenting with application and different strengths can make a...
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    Re: SotD Friday 2 October

    Ayala Moriel White Potion.

    Hugs to all of you.
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    Re: Guest Review on Fragrantica: Futur de Piguet

    Now THAT'S a review!! It makes me very happy you've found your voice.

    You are the real thing, lady. xoxo
  50. Re: Dependable rumour: Reissue of Ode extrait was cancelled

    What a shame.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 1 October

    earlier: Un Lys
    later: Ayala Moriel White Potion

    Happy Birthday to Mario!! Eighteen is a good year.
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    Re: Best example of Guerlainade?

    I actually love skank, too. Thank you Scentemental for editing your post. I think you might have misread our comments.
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    Re: Best example of Guerlainade?

    Scentemental. You are supplying words and meaning to my and others' posts that are absolutely not there. Please do not speak for me.

    1. I think the topic is absolutely appropriate and...
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    Re: Best example of Guerlainade?

    I wonder why they don't make more of this selling point.
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    Re: SL Daim Blond or Un Lys -

    That's a tough one--they are not even remotely alike. I find Un Lys easier to wear, but both are great fragrances.
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    Re: S o T D Wednesday Sept. 30, 2009

    Bois des Iles with Bois de Violette
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    Re: Why do I dislike Shalimar?

    Ha, I know what you mean. Sometimes I'm relieved when I can cross a fragrance off my list.
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    Re: Why do I dislike Shalimar?

    Mo, I don't like the current versions, either, but love the vintage parfum. No need to force yourself to like anything, though.
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    Re: your thoughts on Vol de Nuit

    That's my observation, also. I find the current parfum has a slight metallic twang missing in the vintage, but the two versions are quite similar. I'd be happy with a bottle of the current version.
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    Re: S o t D Tuesday 29 September 2009

    Bois des Iles parfum
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    Re: Article in National Post - Allergen rules...

    I'm hopeful these houses will have an opportunity and make good use of it.
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    Re: So t d Monday 28 Setpember 2009

    Bois des Iles parfum
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    Re: Jasmine White Moss: A New Kind of Chypre?

    Oh, I disagree! The original chypres did not even contain oakmoss. I realize so-called purists are loathe to call a fragrance without oakmoss a chypre, but I think much of that is in protest over...
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    Re: Jasmine White Moss: Loud mold?

    Yeah, I agree. Like it or not, it's a chypre.
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    Re: Article in National Post - Allergen rules...

    I agree, it's weird. To be fair, they're obviously trying to regulate the industry before someone does it for them, just not doing it in a smart way.

    Your point about protecting the illusion is a...
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    Re: Jasmine White Moss: Loud mold?

    [QUOTE=3xasif;1628650]I respect what they attempted- especially in the climate of fruity florals. It was brave. But I'm not sure it worked.


    They set out to create a chypre and they succeeded. ...
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    Re: Article in National Post - Allergen rules...

    The difference is that the fragrance industry has initiated the regulations. Food and supplement companies tend to fight such regulations vigorously.
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    Re: S O T D September 27, Sunday

    Cologne Bigarade
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    Re: Jasmine White Moss: Loud and old, a bad combo.

    It's not Diorella, but Helg's description as "well-thought out" is apt. It's a true chypre and in this market, that's an accomplishment.

    I recommend dabbing this. I did not like it sprayed and...
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    Re: Strawberry margarita scent?

    You might try Fresh Strawberry Flowers.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 26 September -09

    Coco edp.
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    Re: Vote re: IFRA perfume regulations

    Anya, what about ISO E Super? Isn't that up for possible regulation?

    Not everyone in the industry has been asleep at the wheel, at least. People like you and Luca Turin, as much as you may...
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    Re: Sparkling-Lime-Floral

    Hmm, sparkling. Yes, I do find Frangipani sparkles upon application and for a couple hours before mellowing into a musky floral. However, I ordered a bottle of edp over the summer and I'm finding...
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    Re: S o t D Friday 18 September

    Happy Birthday to Whiffman!

    a.m. Un Lys
    p.m. 31 Rue Cambon...can't decide whether or not I need a bottle of this.
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    Re: S o t D Thursday 17 September 2009

    Sous Le Vent
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    Re: A fragrance that instantly repulsed you

    Ormonde Jayne Woman and Champaca
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    Re: Sparkling-Lime-Floral

    PdN Cologne Nature. It's very light, though.

    Also, OJ Frangipani.
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    Re: S o t D Wednesday 16 September 2006

    a.m. Chanel 19 edt
    p.m. L'Heure Bleue edp

    Happy Birthday, Kewart! Hope you have a lovely day.


    Oh, and Happy Birthday to The Attorney, as well! Hope it is a great one for both of you.
  79. Re: Friend loves top of Bigarade Concentree but hates drydown

    I agree with Hebe that she should try the regular Bigarade.
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    Re: Have you noticed frags aging for the better?

    Another is Bois des Iles. I had to wait for almost three years after opening my bottle to be able to wear the parfum.
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    Re: S o t D Monday 14 September 2009

    a.m. Fleurs de Citronnier
    p.m. Chergui
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    Re: Vent Vert formulations--how to identify?

    Just wanted to thank you all for this info. I've been meaning to nail down my Vent Vert situation and this helps quite a bit.
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    Re: Have you noticed frags aging for the better?

    Apres L'Ondee edt (the old stuff) deepens and becomes more of an oriental, which I prefer.
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    Re: S o t D Sunday 13th September

    Chergui from last night and now Fleurs d'Oranger.
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    Re: Chamade. Your opinion is requested.

    I'm so heartened to hear the modern parfum is good and readily available. I can imagine Chamade working well with a lighter base.
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    Re: Serge Lutens Starts Shipping Worldwide!!

    Great! 2010 is not far away.

    I wonder if this is in response to the selling of counterfeits on ebay.
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    Re: SotD 4 September-09

    Un Lys and Clair de Musc
  88. Re: bn'er launches own perfume line ... smellbent.com is born!

    Looks great! I think you'll do well.
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    Re: Nars Body Glow II or Monoi Oil Tiare

    Another good one is by Nuxe. They might have it at Sephora.
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    Re: S O T D Friday 28 August

    Clair de Musc. Probably Bois des Iles parfum later.

    Happy Weekend. Finally!
  91. Re: Do you ever smell other people wearing niche fragrances?

    I smell niche fragrances on people all the time in my area. The most popular:

    Men: MKK, Chergui, Dzing!, Mechant Loup, Philosykos
    Women: Chergui, Borneo, Un Lys, Datura Noir, Kai

    What...
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    Re: S O T D, Sunday, August 16

    LesNez L'Antimatiere this evening.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 15 August-09

    Hi lovethescents, I actually did layer these two today. Just a tiny dab of each.

    I've been meaning to try MAC Naked Honey!
  94. Thread: Layering Frags

    by Minou2
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    Re: What are your favourite perfume combinations?

    I think my favorite is Coco and Chanel 5. Like Opium with better ingredients.
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    Re: Do I risk buying a small Chanel No 5 on eBay?

    Look for old, generic perfume shops. If you are in the Bay area, I'm guessing there are some around. (There are certainly a lot in L.A.) Of course, sealed bottles and boxes are preferable. Also,...
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    Re: Serge Lutens Starts Shipping Worldwide!!

    We'll find out shortly enough. I'd love a bottle of Rose de Nuit sooner, rather than later.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 15 August-09

    Un Lys and Clair de Musc.

    Happy Saturday.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 12 August-09

    You all smell wonderful, as usual.

    Chanel 19 edt and Jasmine White Moss parfum for me.
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    Re: Chanel Reformulations?

    Yes, it's definitely been reformulated.
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    Re: Gardenia round-up! What have I missed...?

    DSH Nouveau Gardenia is another one. Have you tried EL Tuberose Gardenia in parfum?
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