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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 8th July 2015

    I've been so busy, and either have not worn a SOTD or didn't have time to post. So...hello and happy Wednesday to all!

    Today I'm wearing Parfumerie Generale Paris Seychelles. The published notes...
  2. [CONUS] Re: Chanel, Guerlain, Deprez, Estee Lauder, L'Artisan, Tom Ford, UPDATED 2 June 2015

    Bump!!
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    Re: Azure Lime or Tuscan Leather?

    I vote for neither.
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    To the OP--since Chanel No.19 didn't quite satisfy, I suggest Hermes Concentree d'Orange Vert and O de Lancome, both unisex scents that are very green and clean smelling.

    Have you considered CdG...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 27th June 2015

    Wearing an almost randomly selected sample today--L'eau de L'Artisan. It is an interesting take on Eau de Cologne--green, grassy, herbal with a touch of citrus.
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    Re: Powdery soap fragrance with green notes?

    Chanel No.19, although marketed to women, can easily be worn by a man. It is a fabulous powdery-green fragrance. For a cleaner green from Chanel, perhaps try Bel Respiro, although I don't recall it...
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    Re: A Good All-Around Winter Fragrance?

    Chanel Egoiste (original) has some very lush spices. On my skin, I get great longevity and projection.
  8. [CONUS] Re: Chanel, Guerlain, Deprez, Estee Lauder, L'Artisan, Tom Ford, UPDATED 2 June 2015

    Bump...
  9. Thread: Plastic decants?

    by Asha
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    Re: Plastic decants?

    Remember that there are also plastic parts in manufacturer's packaging. Plastic can be inert, so it is a bit misleading to say all plastic is bad.

    In my experience, it is the seal that is more...
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    Re: Comparing Chanel CdR and Mitsouko...question

    I agree with Donna. I have both, and other then being tangentially related through the chypre genre, I consider them to be different fragrances. It could have something to do with the batches I have,...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th June 2015

    I forgot about the synch again, but I usually don't get any compliments anyway...lol. Today I'm sampling Unum Opus 1144. It is a benzoin-and-vanilla-heavy (ie, powdery) scent with undertones of smoky...
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    Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    You can change post titles by clicking the "Go Advanced" button once you're in edit mode.
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    Re: Selling on BN - Anybody else frustrated with it ?

    When I became active again after my hiatus, I was also surprised that that the marketplace prices don't seem to be as high as they were a few years ago. I had no idea how to price mine, so I just...
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    Re: Splitting, what's in it for them?

    When I have hosted splits, I made zero profit. In fact, I probably was a bit in the red because I never counted decanting supplies in the price (eg, pipettes, syringes).
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 14th June 2015

    Happy Sunday to all! Today I'm wearing Chanel Coromandel from a decant. I really didn't remember how strong it is--sprayed only a couple sprays and I'm nearly overwhelmed! At least it is a great...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    I have a decant of Iunx L'Arbre and do enjoy it, however I don't think it is particularly creamy or cozy. It is definitely worth trying, keeping in mind that it is a sheer, woody and minimalistic...
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    Re: What do we mean when we say "smells old man-ish?

    ...was thinking the same thing!
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    Re: Eau de Cologne Longevity

    Chanel Eau de Cologne--I spray 3 times on each arm, and although the top notes fade in a couple hours, the musk projects at least 6-8 hours.

    CdG Vettiveru (and the other EdC "triplets")--Can...
  19. [CONUS] Re: Chanel, Guerlain, Deprez, Estee Lauder, L'Artisan, Tom Ford, UPDATED 2 June 2015

    Bump!
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    Re: SOTD Friday 12th June 2015

    I forgot about the synch again, bah! I'm sampling Unum Rosa Nigra which is a dark incense rose. Quite nice, actually--a modern sensibility to its sheerness, but with roots in traditional note...
  21. Re: Hook a brutha up - Designer scent for the Summer (EXCLUDING the ones below)

    I find it difficult to believe that Macy's wouldn't have Guerlain Homme (in whatever its current version is). Also, when you say Mugler is out, do you also mean Mugler Cologne?
  22. Re: No bull, do you think different ethnicities prefer different scents?

    I think it is cultural, not ethnic, as previously stated by others. Also, if they are younger, there might be peer pressure to veer toward certain selections.
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    Re: Cancer treatment and perfumes. Help?

    I am a cancer survivor--had chemo and radiation last year. During that time, I was extremely sensitive to smells. I was unable to wear any fragrances, so I enjoyed scented soaps instead. I think my...
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    Re: Clean clothes smell

    Mugler Cologne--to my nose smells like fresh linen with some citrus.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 6th June 2015

    Wow, thank you all for the surprise birthday wishes! So cool!

    Today I'm wearing Chanel Egoiste (original)...because it's my day, right? It seems like it has been forever since I wore this, but it...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 5th June 2015

    Completely forgot about synching today...just sprayed L'Artisan Voleur de Roses. Happy Friday to all!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 2nd June 2015

    Wearing Diptyque Tam Dao on a marine-layer-morning....

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/48377.jpg?width=320
  28. Re: New Luca Turin reviews: Dior, Elie Saab, Guerlain

    Can we have a Luca Turin perma-thread? :D
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    Re: Rose-Patchouli Compositions

    +1 on L'Artisan Voleur de Roses. I love the slightly sour-fruit edge.
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 31st May 2015

    I'm late to the party today--sampling L'Artisan Bois Farine, which is a sheer dry, nutty, powdery woody fragrance on my skin.
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    Re: Classic Guerlain Fragrances

    My favorites are Vol de Nuit, Sous le Vent, Habit Rouge, Jicky and Attrape Coeur. Shalimar, Mitsouko and Chamade are truly exemplary. The "Eau" line is also great and worth exploring if you like...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    The aldehydes in Chanel BdI can smell soapy and waxy. The EDT is lighter, with sparkly aldehydes in the top and spiced gingerbready sandalwood in the drydown. The parfum is heavy with aldehydes, but...
  33. Thread: Scent epiphany

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    Re: Scent epiphany

    Maybe it's the IsoE Super
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 30th May 2015

    Wearing Guerlain Jicky EDT today--c'est si bon!

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    Re: SOTD Friday 29th May 2015

    Totally forgot to check the synchronized Friday list, but I don't have any blind buy bottles anyway. Blind buy samples/decants, yes, but I figure that wasn't the spirit of the synch! Anyway, today...
  36. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    In my example, that would not have made any difference. Because the house wasn't recognized as being "blessed" by either popularity or celebrity, it was meaningless.

    This same person whom I gifted...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25th May 2015

    Wearing the last of my Byredo Gypsy Water sample. Now am on to the 5ml decant...it comes in 50ml and 3x12ml travel size :)

    http://www.luckyscent.com/images/products/64103.jpg?width=320
  38. Re: Your help please: making a special BN perfume line for women/unisex (acquired tastes)

    Anything with a combination of sandalwood, frankincense and rose
  39. Re: Would you rather have one amazing scent that costs $300 or 4 mediocre scents at that same price?

    Four amazing scents, regardless of price :)
  40. Re: Is there any social status associated with the cost of perfume?

    :::CYNIC MODE ON:::

    I think most people have a hive mind about perfume. I bought some Miller Harris for my ex-mother-in-law, and she didn't like it because she never heard of Miller Harris (and it...
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    Re: Philosykos EDP or Jardins de Kerylos?

    Of the two you listed, I preferred PG Jardins de Kerylos. I think you might also try Heeley Figuiere (which is actually my favorite of the top fig fragrances).
  42. Re: recommendations for spicy incense with longevity.

    La Via del Profumo Bazaar and Mecca Balsam, although natural, have great longevity on my skin

    Others to try--Chanel Egoiste (less incense, but very spicy) and Guerlain Habit Rouge EDP (less spice,...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd May 2015

    Been so busy, I haven't even remembered to wear a SotD for the last few days! Finally can settle into the holiday weekend, and I'm wearing L'Artisan Voleur de Roses. It is a ranchy rosy patchouli......
  44. Re: What happens when you splash water where you applied fragrance?

    Water is a universal solvent. Getting the skin wet where you sprayed fragrance would dilute whatever is remaining on your skin, and may wash some away.
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    Re: Anything Similar to Burt's Bees Cologne?

    I suggest exploring the lines from L'Occitaine, Pacifica and Atelier Cologne.
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    Poll: Re: Chanel Exclusive's Poll !

    I love quite a few, but I voted based on frequency of wearing--Eau de Cologne
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 17th May 2015

    Today I'm double sampling two I saw in Sephora:

    Nest White Sandalwood--which basically smells like coconut and wet dog.

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  48. Thread: Summer Leather?

    by Asha
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    Re: Summer Leather?

    I tested Hermes Cuir d'Ange, and have to agree it is rather light and sheer, although is somewhat linear. Personally, I got bored with it since it seemed basically leather and IsoE Super. Another...
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    Re: How often do you regret your SOTD?

    When sampling something that isn't quite up to snuff. Usually I feel a little ripped off when it happens...
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    I was being facetious. An "old man" could have smelled similar to what you describe. The labels are quite rude, but usually stereotypes are what they are for a reason...
  51. Re: How do solid fragrances compare to their liquid counterparts?

    +1 on solids wearing closer to the body than liquids. The solids sure are great for your carry on bag tho!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 16th May 2015

    Wearing Keiko Mecheri Oliban today. Cello, that is sad news--I hope you are able to find peace no matter what happens.

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    Re: Creed launches baby perfume

    Le Labo also has one that they market for babies--I think it is Benzoin 19. That is what they told me at the boutique, at any rate.

    ETA--it might have also been Ambrette 9
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    Re: Beautyencounter.com - HIGHLY Recommended !

    Recently I ordered Dior Homme Parfum from BE. What arrived appeared to be either tampered with or a "second'. The box was pieced together from parts, and the bottle had been previously sprayed. I...
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    Re: Masculine but not old men frags suggestions?

    Why worry about smelling like an old man when you can smell like an old lady? :tongue:
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    Re: Stetson! (yes, really!)

    Stetson and Lady Stetson are both pretty good fragrances, especially considering how affordable they are. I think they got 4 out of 5 stars in "Perfumes The Guide".

    If you look at the Stetson...
  57. Re: What would you buy if you were in Neiman's today ? Excluding TF, Creed and MFK

    I was going to suggest Acqua di Parma, then saw you already bought some. Congratulations!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 13th May 2015

    Today I'm wearing Guerlain Mitsouko EDT...bright and shiny bergamot-peach with a hint of smoky-nutty vetiver...

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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 12th May 2015

    Hello all, it has been hit and miss for the last couple of days. Today I'm returning to an almost empty sample of Byredo Gypsy Water. I really love the opening of sandalwood and incense.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 9th May 2015

    Rocking the Chanel house with Coco EDP...massive floral oriental :D

    From NST:
    "Edwards lists Coco's top notes as jasmine, peach, frangipani, mimosa, and orange blossom; its heart as cascarilla,...
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    Re: Crazy Deal $0 for 4 bottles only paid shipping.

    Maybe they're fake.
  62. Re: Is there one note or ingredient that you can't tolerate?

    If it has fig accord, I won't even try to smell it on paper. Imortelle and tuberose are not favored notes, but sometimes they can work if well blended.

    Notes that I know I have a physical reaction...
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    Re: Where to buy Chanel online?

    If you order from Sephora, I think they will give you samples. I've also had samples when ordering from Chanel in the past, but I wouldn't count on it.
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    Re: Help me identify a similar composition?

    I would suggest exploring the Parfums de Nicolai line. There isn't one that exactly has those ingredients, but after reading your post, I thought about Patchouli Intense. It isn't actually intense...
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    Re: choose 1 of 3 please

    Although Habit Rouge is my favorite, I think the most versatile would be Caron PuH. This is assuming you can only choose one...
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    Re: Orangea by Profumum

    It sounds great to me
  67. Re: Help me to find out an Amber based fragrance. Whats your suggestions please?

    Adding to the already excellent suggestions--Profumum Ambra Aurea
  68. Re: Fragrance that smells like Jameson Irish Whiskey 18 Year Old Reserve Limited

    I haven't smelled that whisky, but two fragrances I find to be pleasantly boozy are Lubin Idole and Parfum d'Empire Ambre Russe.
  69. Re: Anyone still use Molecule 01 as part of their daily rotation (or signature)?

    I dislike the line, and it is not just because they all give me screaming headaches...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 5th May 2015

    Today I'm sampling Chanel Coco Noir. It is actually not very noir, but more pink--or maybe a grayish version of Coco Mlle. I dunno--how many ways can one describe watermelon candy?
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    Re: The 30 Roses Appreciation Thread

    Three cheers for 30 Roses!

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    Re: Powerhouse Fragrances for women

    ...and Aromatics Elixir, Youth Dew...
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    Re: returned to heaven!

    Emoe, welcome home, and many thanks for your service! What is the first thing you wore, now that you're home?
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    Re: I'm on a musk kick!

    I was at Sephora today, and was reminded of one that might be a good one to try: Bulgari Eau Parfumee au The Blanc. It is a white musk with tea accord, and is relatively affordable.
  75. Re: Suggestions for a Creed fragrance similar to Knowing by Estee Lauder

    Knowing is already a beautiful composition, and does not need to be one-upped! Estee Lauder is one of the best houses for maintaining classic, highly regarded fragrances. They own Jo Malone, Tom...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 4th May 2015

    After sampling Dior Homme Parfum yesterday, I wanted to remind myself of what the original EDT smells like, so that is my SOTD! The EDT is far soapier and more herbaceous. Still a favorite in my...
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    Re: Purchased Dior Homme Parfum!!!

    Thanks to a generous BNer, I now have a sample and wore it for the first time yesterday. This one is a stunner. The iris is deep and dark, with hints of amber and leather. I do detect a rose note...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 3rd May 2015

    With many thanks to the lovely Primrose, I am sampling Dior Homme Parfum today! It is absolutely exquisite--boozy iris with hints of dry leather. I love the original Dior Homme EDT, and the parfum...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 2nd May 2015

    Haha, Zephyr--Coco is indeed a bombshell :D
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    N.Cal and Mumsy, you crack me up! Kumquat, Loretta looks really luscious!
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    Re: I'm on a musk kick!

    Infinity, I can sympathize as I was a Coty Wild Musk girl back in the day. Sometimes I wonder if I am on a subliminal quest to regain that same sweet and sexy fragrance, given that CWM is simply not...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 1st May 2015

    Happy Friday all! As I stated in the synch thread, I had to dig deep in the decant vault for something with tuberose in it. I came up with Tokyo Milk La Vie La Morte. Notes (on the package) are white...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2015

    I had to dig deep for a fragrance with tuberose in it, as it is not one of my favorite notes. The best I can do is Tokyo Milk La Vie La Morte. Notes: White Tuberose, Cardamom, Hibiscus Leaf, Jasmine....
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    Re: Which Bois des Iles, edt or parfum?

    I find the EDT to have more of a sparkling, gingerbread quality. The parfum is very smooth, heavy on aldehydes with rich spiciness. They really are two different fragrances, despite sharing the same...
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    Re: Negative Evocations

    I developed a stomach flu at the same time I was cooking a big pot of chicken soup. I used celery in the soup to add some flavor and aroma. Now, whenever I smell celery, I want to throw up. That was...
  86. Thread: It's down to this

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    Re: It's down to this

    You can put the samples in a fancy box with a gift voucher so she can get the one she likes.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 30th April 2015

    Today I'm wearing Iunx L'Arbre, by Olivia Giacobetti. It is a super sheer sandalwood--basically smells like Mysore, Mysore, Mysore. And maybe a little bit of Ambroxan. Probably one of the most...
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    Jump-to unread subscribed threads

    I would like to request a jump-to for unread messages in subscribed threads and groups, something similar to the Inbox Notification at the top of the page, or perhaps other choices in the...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 29th April 2015

    Today I'm wearing Acqua di Parma Iris Nobile EDP from a decant. It is much stronger than what I remember of the EDT--more floral, with some spice, earthiness and none of the "just washed clean" of...
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    Re: New Shalimar flanker: Shalimar Cologne

    Does anybody know when it is due in the US market?
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    I hope WWD is committed to the project. So many buyers are into the "brand"--they might not care about the ratings!
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    Re: Don't you hate when.....

    I hate it when I wear a sample that turns out to be a real dog, and no amount of scrubbing and over-spraying with a better fragrance will help.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 28th April 2015

    Today I'm sampling Parfumerie Generale Intrigant Patchouli. It smells like a combination of patchouli (yay!) and the sickly sweet odor of Joss Sticks (ugh!). I don't mean a nice incense smell--I mean...
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    Re: Frederic Malle/Estee Lauder

    You spoke my mind, cacio!
  95. Re: What was the last bottle you completely finished???

    Chanel No.5 parfum purse spray
  96. Thread: New Jicky EDC

    by Asha
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    Re: New Jicky EDC

    Congratulations Bokaba!
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    Re: New Shalimar flanker: Shalimar Cologne

    I liked Parfum Initial and I love Dior Homme. I'll have to see if I can find this new one to test!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 27th April 2015

    Today I'm wearing Guerlain Sous le Vent. I love the citrus top notes and the dirty leather base. Happy Monday to all!

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    Re: Powerhouse Fragrances for women

    Almost anything from the 80's. Coco Chanel was my powerhouse signature scent =D
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    Re: In Praise of Atelier

    Grand Neroli is my favorite from this house. It is a wonderful take on a classic EDC. I find most of the others charming, but not enough to want to own FBs. Sampling is a great idea, though--I...
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