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  1. Thread: SotD Monday 7 May

    by Eryn
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    Re: SotD Monday 7 May

    Heeley Menthe Fraiche today--so calming at the start of another work-week.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 4 May

    Jo Malone Honeysuckle Jasmine today. Stopped by Holt Renfrew yesterday and was plied with so many pink fragrances that I think I can't wear anything but simple and clean right now.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 2 May

    Lavande Velours for me today.
    Lavender always smells like a gin and tonic to me. Very manly. I'm rocking it anyway.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 27 April

    L'Artisan La Chasse Aux Pappillions.
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    Re: My opinion on D and G Light Blue

    It smells pleasant enough, but LB is consistently the frag SAs try to push on me everytime I wander near a perfume counter. Everyone owns it!

    Does anyone here actually respond to that sales pitch...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 25 April

    Crabtree & Evelyn Rosewater lotion with CdG Sherbet-Cinnamon.

    I don't know what this combo reminds me of but it's sure making me misty-eyed.
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    Re: Sa Majeste la Rose

    Ohhh this sounds glorious! I have been hunting for a rose perfume and this sounds fantastic. I will have to test, though, because aside from Vetiver Oriental I haven't found a Serge Lutens I can...
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    Re: SotD April 24, Tuesday

    [QUOTE=Taolady;1016310][FONT="Garamond"][SIZE="3"]Tee hee! Oh! de Eryn???!! :bounce:

    :) I woke up in the middle of the night wondering what that sexy smell was, and then I thought of Blanche...
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    Re: SotD April 24, Tuesday

    It's not yet Tuesday here but I'm up late working and testing a bunch of different samples that arrived today--Heeley Menthe Fraiche, CdG Peppermint & Cinnamon Sherbets, and L'Artisan Premier Figuier...
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    Re: SotD Monday 23 April

    I have such an urge for a rose scent today, but I have none and haven't had the time to go looking. In order to satisfy my inner sexy-floral-siren, it's Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia for me.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 22 April

    Jo Malone Lime Basil Mandarin.
    I like the early stages quite a bit but the drydown is a bit stale.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 21 April

    Fresh Index Bergamot Citrus with a shot of Jo Malone Orange Blossom in my hair (as per mysteriousmongoose's brilliant suggestion).
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    Re: SotD Thursday 19 April

    Same here. The sun is glorious but it's still cold outside . . . . I'm trying to bring about summer with my morning perfume selection. Thus far, no dice. :(
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 April

    Technically it's Tuesday though it's only 4 mins past midnight.
    I've layered SJP Lovely and Diptyque Tam Dao. Makes something like Passage D'Enfer! (Perfect because I breezed through my sample...
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    Re: SotD Monday 16 April

    SJP Lovely before I shower because my lady friend is stopping by with coffee and hugs. Guerlain Herba Fresca afterwards to cut through this head cold.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 15 April

    Moschino Cheap and Chic I Love Love. I bought a full bottle on a whim and keep putting it away thinking, "Why did I waste my money?" Then every so often I take it out, wear it, and like it very...
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    Re: Archaeologists recreate ancient perfumes

    Wasn't there a National Geographic article six or seven years back that discussed historical fragrances, and included scratch-n-sniff samples of the [alleged] favourite scents of Cleopatra and...
  18. Re: Newbie trying to find a fragrance that's woody but sweet

    While you're disregarding age references, do the same for gender and try some men's fragrances. Givenchy Very Irresistible for Men has notes of Mint, Grapefruit Peel, Mocha, and Hazelenut wood. ...
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    Re: Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle

    I filled out the questionnaire and was emailed suggestions; then following the advice of Basenoters I emailed back saying that unfortunately I had no access to Frederic Malle here in Vancouver--and...
  20. Re: Newbie trying to find a fragrance that's woody but sweet

    I think this strays a bit from the exact notes you mentioned, but what about Serge Lutens Vetiver Oriental? On me it's earthy, woody green with chocolate--so much depth, very sophisticated.
    I...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 13 April

    Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier with Jo Malone Honeysuckle Jasmine. I'm a layering fiend lately.
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    Re: Recs for hot summer scents

    I stand by Taolady's Guerlain & mint, though my scent of choice is Herba Fresca--transports me immediately to a dewy meadow.

    I also like Bond No. 9 Gramercy Park--in the wrong weather (three...
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    Re: La Chasse Aux Papillons

    Great suggestions everybody! My want list is getting longer and longer. And I tried putting Jo Malone Orange Blossom in my hair, a scent I love but which disappears all too quickly, and it seems to...
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    Re: La Chasse Aux Papillons

    Tinker424, I feel so virginal saying this but I've never tried Fracas before. Obviously it's one of the beloved scents on this board (and the rest of the world) and I've got to try some. Soon.
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    La Chasse Aux Papillons

    I apologize if this has been discussed to death, but I searched the forum and couldn't find anything. (Btw, love the new feature that lets us newbies search to see if we're posting reduntantly :))
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    Re: SotD Thursday 5 April

    Been up for 36 hours working on a project. Staying awake for work this evening through liberal use of coffee, cold showers, LUSH Iceberg soap and Un Jardin Sur Le Nil.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 4 April

    Lievje, all best wishes going your way.

    Today is L'Artisan La Chasse Aux Papillons. I adore this stuff, wish it lasted more than, you know, 17 seconds on my skin.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 3 April

    I've taken my Black Cashmere out of the closet for one last wear while the weather is still coolish. Wearing it reminds me why I'm always happy to see autumn arrive.

    EDIT: The birds are singing...
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    Re: L'Air du Desert Marocain

    Thanks LiveJazz! I will definitely try it in the summer, if I don't go through my sample before the hot weather begins--it's too beautiful to leave languishing in my drawer.
  30. Re: Are you a Full Bottle Queen or a Sample/Decant Princess?

    While I'm learning about fragrances, I'm a sample princess. Once I've finished sowing my fragrance oats, I predict full bottle queendom. Paying over $200 CAD for Bond No. 9 Gramercy Park was the...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 1 April, April Fool's Day

    Ditto.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 31 March

    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil [again] for the day, but this evening I'm testing 10 Corso Como.
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    L'Air du Desert Marocain

    I've been sampling Tauer L'Air du Desert Marocain and I really love it. I'm curious if better noses/experienced fragrancephiles could tell me whether it's a warm or cool weather fragrance. I've...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 30 March

    Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil for me!
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    Re: the 1st scent you fell in love with

    Chanel no. 5 when I was around 14. I was obsessed with Marilyn Monroe in grade 9 and read her quote about sleeping in it. I requested it for Christmas and remarkably my parents complied, which is...
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    Re: SotD Monday 26 March

    Today I'm testing L'Air du Desert Marocain. Beautiful!
  37. Re: If colours were perfumes or vice versa what would they be?

    I'm very boring and often influenced by the packaging, colour of the juice, and prominent notes (eg. leaves=green). I associate Black Cashmere, however, with browns, dark reds and golds--earthy or...
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    Re: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria

    LOL! Quos, I would have had the same reaction.
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    Re: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria

    Quos, you mentioned that two AAs were to be discontinued; any word on the second one?
    I can't do without Herba Fresca . . . .
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    Re: SotD Saturday 24 March

    I've accepted that spring isn't here yet. I'm wearing Vetiver Oriental and may continue to do so until winter leaves.
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 23 March

    It's officially spring but Vancouver is a cold, wet hell, so in defense I've layered SL Fleurs de Citronnier with Jo Malone's Honeysuckle and Jasmine.
  42. Re: If you were only "allowed" to wear two scents for one year, which ones would it b

    My usual answer would be Donna Karan Black Cashmere and Guerlain Herba Fresca, but today I'm feeling romantic and I'd choose Jo Malone Vintage Gardenia and Hermes Jardin sur le Nil.

    I just...
  43. Re: Do you get more compliments on mainstream or niche fragrances?

    I without fail get compliments on my mainstream scents. I can't remember getting a single comment on a niche fragrance. (Somewhat related, my favourite comment from a stranger was a gentleman...
  44. Re: Which Scent Have You Worn The Longest Amount Of Time & Which One Was A Quickie?

    Chanel 19, which I've worn off-and-on since I was about twelve, long before I ever became interested in fragrance.

    It was my grandmother's perfume and I wore it for a long time because of that,...
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    Frederic Malle question

    Hi all;

    I remember reading from a number of posts on different blogs that it's possible to get samples of Malle fragrances by filling out his online survey.

    I did so, and was given a...
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    Re: Vancouver, B.C Canada

    Another Vancouverite Basenoter here, and I want to agree with the earlier praises for The Perfume Shoppe! Fantastic place!

    Opal Lily
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    Re: SotD Saturday 10 June

    Hermes Un Jardin sur le Nil: Pristine, crystalline, yet warm. I love it more every day.

    Opal Lily
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    Re: SotD Thursday 8 June

    PdN Eau de Lude, which I've finally found.

    Someone on this board said it was brash, and in the oddest way, it is; I say odd because it strikes me as soft, too. The official notes are lily,...
  49. Thread: Your first buy?

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    Re: Your first buy?

    Welcome, A Dream! I'm newish myself; the people here are quite friendly and so knowledgeable.

    My first purchase (with real money, not allowance) was the EDT of Chanel 19. *I'd just gotten out of...
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    Re: What notes can you not help but smell?

    I can't miss linden, ginger, mint, and lemon; I like all of these so that's okay.

    I really like bergamot but I can't wear it because it makes me feel quite sad for some reason--and there is no way...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 30 May

    Bond No. 9 Gramercy Park, because it seems like it could be a long week and wearing GP is the closest I can get to drinking a gin-and-tonic before work.

    OL
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    Re: SotD Monday 29 May

    Fresh Index Violet Moss.

    You know, I was never really crazy about it, but I guess I feel like a girly fragrance today.

    OL
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    Re: A childhood dream smashed to bits

    I absolutely empathize.

    When I was a teen I was obsessed with the book, movie, musical, everything of "Auntie Mame." *I was sure I was going to be a sophisticated, madcap millionairess like her...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 27 May

    Tam Dao by Diptyque. *It felt like a dissonant morning when I got out of bed, and I wanted to be ready.

    Opal Lily, previously Eryn.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 26 May

    Guerlain Herba Fresca.

    It's really too cold for mint and grass, but I'm trying to pretend that it isn't.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 25 May

    Fresh Citrus Bergamot.

    Unimaginative, but good for work.

    Eryn
  57. Thread: PdN Eau de Lude?

    by Eryn
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    Re: PdN Eau de Lude?

    Thanks so much, Renato!

    It sounds even more intriguing to me now. Reading the word "unusual" won me over.

    Eryn
  58. Thread: PdN Eau de Lude?

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    Re: PdN Eau de Lude?

    Thanks for the welcomes and the website suggestion! I'm going to check out their samples now.

    Eryn
  59. Thread: PdN Eau de Lude?

    by Eryn
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    PdN Eau de Lude?

    Hi;

    I'm new to Basenotes and I need some advice!

    I'm considering buying Eau de Lude by Parfums de Nicolai, but I haven't been able to find a sample. *Does anyone out there have opinions of this...
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