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    Re: Shem El Nessim by Grossmith

    It smells a lot more complex than current LHB. It is also more flowery and lacks the medicinal je ne sais quoi in the opening. I'd rather buy Shem El Nessim than any version of current LHB.
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    Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    L'Heure Bleue -vintage extrait
    No.5 -current extrait
    First -vintage extrait
    Femme - vintage extrait
    Opardu - I know it's new but I consider it classic in style
    The Party in Manhattan - ditto...
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    Re: Fragrances that "WOW" you recently?

    Puredistance M and Neela Vermeire Trayee.
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    Re: Bel Ami and Puredistance M

    This. Also the current version of Bel Ami, though decent, is a lot weaker and less interesting than the vintage. M is lot smoother.
    As a woman, I feel more comfortable wearing M than Bel Ami.
    That...
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    Re: Best "non-perfume" fragrance

    Mugler Cologne
  6. Re: Eau du Soir by Sisley- What's your impression?

    I feel it has been reformulated in recent years and lost some of its oomph. It is still a beautiful fragrance, but I prefer Soir de Lune, which stays true to its original incarnation.
  7. Re: Serge Lutens 2013 - "Laine de Verre", "La Vierge de Fer" and "La Fille de Berlin" (???)

    That ruby colored juice makes it extra tempting for me.
  8. Re: Serge Lutens 2013 - "Laine de Verre", "La Vierge de Fer" and "La Fille de Berlin" (???)

    Am I the only one who thinks Marlene Dietrich when she hears the name ''La Fille de Berlin''?
    I am, of course, eager to try it.
  9. Re: Need help picking a niche frag for a girl

    Miss Charming and Petite Cherie smell young and easy to like
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    Re: Santa Maria Novella

    Fieno, Muschio and Peau d'Espagne are my favorites. However, if you prefer softer florals, Angels of Florence might be a good option
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    Re: The best jasmine perfume

    +1000 A la Nuit
  12. Re: Which of these would you want your 50 year old man to wear?

    +1
    APLS is animalic but after a while it calms down a lot.
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    Re: Suggestions for Fall/Winter (Paris)

    Cuir Velours, by Naomi Goodsir; Bois d'Ombrie, by Eau d'Italie; Onda, by Vero Profumo.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 26th September 2012

    Trayee.
    I am loving this more and more!
  15. Re: any female fragrances with a combination of lavender and pumpkin pie scents?

    Caramelized lavender is my description of Kiki too. A very friendly and enticing lavender.
  16. Re: Fueguia 1833 - Most interesting new perfumery

    Being a porteña perfumista, I am quite acquainted with their line.
    The brand is quite new (about an year or two) but their laboratory is great and so are the raw materials they have there.
    I also...
  17. I was glad to see Fueguia at Pitti. They have...

    I was glad to see Fueguia at Pitti. They have some pretty impressive stuff and their candles are of great quality.
    My favorites from the line include Fitz Roy (a beautiful violet for gentlemen),...
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    Re: Floral "clean incense" perfumes

    Lalique Perles
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    Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    Carnal Flower
    Mona di Orio Musc
    Enslaved
    Rubj
    Blanc Violette
  20. Re: Delicate, complex, sophisticated...your opinions, please

    Have we already suggested good ol' Hiris?
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    Re: Amouage Interlude and Amouage Beloved

    Beloved is a little gem and I adored Opus VI.
    I would love to know more about the upcoming Interlude.
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    Re: No one ever told me Ubar was beautiful

    I have only tried the "new" Ubar, not the first version of it. I sampled earlier this year and bought a bottle a month ago.
    Projection, sillage and staying power are nuclear.
    I have to spray it...
  23. Re: Looking for a jasmine-like, heavy, sweet and musky perfume

    Alien
  24. If they were going to choose a man, he might well...

    If they were going to choose a man, he might well have been someone French.
    Brad couldn't be less evocative of No.5 to me (so was Ms. Kidman)
    Shame on Chanel!
  25. This "friendly fur" thing is so NOT my cup of...

    This "friendly fur" thing is so NOT my cup of tea.
    The fragrance sounds like something I might enjoy, though.
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 22 March 2012

    Opus III

    Larimar, you are so lucky to live near Knize!
    Have a wonderful day everyone.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 20 March 2012

    Citizen Queen.
    It's becoming my go-to scent this season.
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    Re: SotD Monday, 19 March 2012

    Good afternoon! Poivre Samarcande.
    I like it and get compliments on it but something's missing. I don't find it interesting, unless layered with other fragrances.
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    How do you classify your fragrances?

    According to fragrance family? Mood? Occasions? Brand?

    I have lately found that I wear three big groups: the powdery-classic-nostalgic, the golden-ambery-oriental (including floral orientals) and...
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    Re: CItizen queen, missing perfumer

    It seems when it was launched it was attributed to Kurkdjian, then the brand said it was Mr. Ricci's creation.
    It is one of my favorites from the line and I would swear it was created by FK.
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    Re: The perfect rose?

    Serge Lutens Sa Majesté la Rose
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    Re: Creed for women?

    I love Fleurs de Bulgarie, Fantasia de Fleurs and Fleurissimo. I also enjoy Love in Black.
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    Re: Your favorite soapy frags ?!?

    Mugler Cologne.
    We posted an entry on soapy fragrances in our blog earlier this week, but Cologne is my favorite (even though the genre is not my fave)
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    Re: Pope commissions cologne

    The notes sound Pope-appropriate :wink:
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    Re: Mugler Cologne Appreciation Thread :)

    I love it. It works on any occasion.
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    Re: Do you like animalic perfumes on men?

    Oh, yes!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday 14 March 2012

    Good afternoon! Wearing Trussardi (white bottle)
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    Re: Best verbena fragrance?

    Thank you all!
    My friend had already gone to the Guerlain boutique. he asked for a verbena fragrance and they told him they didn't have any. This was before he asked me.
    I suggested the Heeley one,...
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    Re: Best verbena fragrance?

    Thank you!
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    Re: Best verbena fragrance?

    Thank you, Larimar!
    I know Heeley has a verbena that seems interesting.
    I will suggest the Sous Le Vent too.
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    Best verbena fragrance?

    A friend currently on holidays in Paris is asking me for recs.
    I am verbena-illiterate, so any help woul be greatly appreciated.
    Thank you!
  42. Re: what perfume would suit a roman toga outfit?

    Paestum Rose!
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    Re: SoTD Saturday 3, March 2012

    Montale Black Aoud.
    Have a wonderful weekend!
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    Re: What smells like Paper Whites?

    Yes, Park Avenue it is
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    Re: SotD Friday, 2 March 2012

    Ta'if
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 28 February 2012

    I wore Shem El Nessim to Pilates class.
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    Re: What scents evoke fencing to you?

    Thank you everyone for your thoughts and suggestions. I am not too fond of metallic notes, they do not seem to work on me, except for the slight metallic tinge in Sienne L'Hiver. I know I'll have a...
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    Re: What are your favorite classics?

    Cabochard
    Cuir de Russie
    L'Heure Bleue
    No. 22
    Diorella
    Cristalle
    Jolie Madame
    Chamade
    Shalimar
    Violetta di Parma
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 26th Feb., 2012

    Musc Ravageur.
    Have a nice Sunday you all!
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    What scents evoke fencing to you?

    I greatly enjoy my "eaux de cheval" as they bring me memories of my younger and carefree days.
    Riding is not that easy in this city and I can't see it fitting in my schedule any time soon...
  51. Re: Gres - Cabochard - Help me figure this out

    The vintage, especially in parfum concentration, is a leathery chypre not too dissimilar to Bandit. The (vintage) EDT is a lot more floral. I haven't smelled the new version.
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    Re: Eau de Cheval - Scent memories

    Cuir de Russie, Opus III and Bal a Versailles have a horsey vibe to me.
    The smell of a sweaty horse is my idea of heaven.
    I'm eager to try L'Heure Fougueuse.
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    Re: Fragrance for a 'Sweaty Betty'

    Eau de Lalique, Eau de Sisley No3
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    Re: Your Favorite Vintage Houses!

    Gres, Dior and Guerlain.
  55. Re: Name your "comfort scent" & most "sexy scent" that you reach for the most*

    Comfort: Teint de Neige, L'Heure Bleue
    Sexy: Cuir de Russie, Musc Ravageur
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    Re: Bedtime scents

    Teint de Neige. I wear it almost exclusively to sleep
  57. Re: Grossmith Parfums -- devastatingly gorgeous

    Just sampled Betrothal (It is a pretty floral but I, personally, don't find it that special) and Hasu No Hana (a deep and spicy beauty). Hasu No Hana might be bottle worthy for me.
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    Re: Wedding scent suggestions?

    Iris Poudre
  59. Re: Hello,I'm looking for a perfume for a friend,she likes D&G Light Blue

    Moschino I Love Love? But maybe it's just too similar
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    Re: Designer-Niche Equivalents

    Gianfranco Ferré - Iris Poudre
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    Re: Exclusifs de Chanel

    These three!
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    Re: No one ever told me Ubar was beautiful

    Dear gents and ladies, I am not as naïve as you may think. I'm no little red riding hood, you know. I generally believe -at most- about 10% of what a company says.
    I have always thought of Mr. Chong...
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    Re: No one ever told me Ubar was beautiful

    Hillaire, Larimar I wrote to Amouage asking about this and they reassured me that Ubar hasn't been reformulated since it was relaunched (I think that was back in 2009) and also that they haven't...
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    Re: A Tribute to L'Heure Bleue

    I will satisfy my L'Heure bleue craving with Amouage Opus III and Grossmith Shem El Nessim. I have some vintage extrait and it is heartbreakingly beautiful. Current extrait is just heartbreaking.
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    Re: A Tribute to L'Heure Bleue

    This.
    Not interested in buying this or anything else from Guerlain due to this matter.
  66. Re: Grossmith Parfums -- devastatingly gorgeous

    My bottle of Shem El Nessim EdP is here and yes, my first impression was that I found it quite similar to pre-reformulation L'Heure Bleue, only softer and more subtle, as if the notes had been passed...
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    No one ever told me Ubar was beautiful

    I sampled it today and OMG. It is beautiful, especially in the drydown. I might need a bottle of this.
    I also remember Larimar mentioned something about it having suffered reformulation. I intend to...
  68. Re: Alchimie by Rochas - puzzle about release dates

    This is also my experience with it
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, February 11, 2012

    Wearing Bois d'Ombrie.
    Larimar, while you complain about the cold, last week we have had temperatures close to 40 degrees centigrades. I would happily move to a colder climate any given day.
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    Re: How do you feel about TESTER BOTTLES?

    I don't buy testers but I've gotten a few as gifts. Needless to say I accepted them an enjoy them immensely.
  71. Re: Name your up to 3 favourite Spicy (Epice) niche scents, those you think are worth a bottle

    Editions de Parfums Noir Epices
    Eau d'Italie Baume du Doge
    Amouage Epic Woman
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    Re: Suggest a floral for a gourmand lover

    Rochas Tocade or Knize Belle Epoque
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    New Goutal?

    Does anyone here, oh wise ones, have any information on the new Goutal that is going to be released in May?
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    Re: Your Definition of Niche?

    I think niche has -sadly- more to do with distribution and marketing than with quality and artistic value.

    I agree with Pollux in "I found some designers to be niche in terms of complexity, and...
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    Re: Smoky, dark fragrances.

    Vintage Cabochard extrait. Fille en Aiguilles
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    Re: Name one designer fragrance...

    Anything by Mugler, regardless of my liking them or not
  77. I really wish I could attend! Have fun everyone.

    I really wish I could attend! Have fun everyone.
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    Re: WHAT THE...My Ambre Sultan crystalized!

    I know this is not what you are expecting to read, but I think those crystals look plain pretty.
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    Re: Best of the Blue Mediterrano line

    Bergamotto and Cipresso although the lasting power is nonexistant on me
  80. Re: Chanel les Exclusifs : to be extended in 2012

    Jersey is not a bad fragrance as long as one doesn't expect it to have the wonderful complexity of Rue Cambon or Coromandel. It smells pretty simple for a Chanel.
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 26 January 2012

    Good morning!
    No espresso here today: I am drinking maté. And wearing vintage Shalimar parfum. Last evening I used some bath oil and it was heavenly.
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    Re: suggestions on ysl house

    Give Cinema a try.
    My favorites from YSL are Y, Yvresse and Nu
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 25 January 2012

    Good morning, fragrant people!Wearing Fleurissimo today
  84. Re: Best prototypical Spanish fragrance to try?

    I still love Heno de Pravia. I adore their soaps.
    Adolfo Dominguez Vetiver is good too
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    Re: Wich one from Lorenzo Villoresi ?

    I like Yerbamate. If you're looking for other Italian fragrances, Eau d'Italie's eponymous fragrance might work for you and so could Carthusia Mediterraneo. Both are easily available online.
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    Re: GIT or SMW?

    GIT, without a doubt
  87. Re: suggestions for woody musky slightly floral scents

    When you mentioned orris and oud, the first thing that came to mind was Amouage Opus V
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    Re: Chance by Chanel.

    Chance and I hate each other's guts.
    It was all bugspray on me.
    However, I have complimented others on their scent and it turned out to be my much maligned Chance. So, you will probably need to try...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 24 January 2012

    Poivre Samarcande.
    Have a lovely day!
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    Re: SotD Monday, 23 January 2012

    Good morning everyone! Wearing Trussardi (white bottle)
  91. Re: My wife's reaction to Muscs Koublai Khan....

    It is the dirtiest animalic musk I have ever smelled, but on some people it is soft with rose undertones. On me, it was all unwashed body parts (but the same happens to me with the more innocuous...
  92. Re: My wife's reaction to Muscs Koublai Khan....

    Me too.

    I really wanted it to work. Bottled crotch sounds interesting though, conceptually speaking.
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    Re: SotD Sunday, 22 January 2012

    Hello! Wearing No.22 here.
    Have a nice Sunday!
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    Re: Parfum/ Pure Parfum/ Extrait collections

    Some days I wish I ONLY had extraits. Their richness is so satisfying.
    My current parfum collection:

    -Violetta di Parma (vintage)
    -Shalimar (vintage)
    -L'Heure Bleue (vintage and current)...
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    Re: SotD: Saturday 21st January 2012

    Enjoying Amouage Epic Woman. I think it works equally well in hot or cold weather.
    It is VERY hot here tonight. We are waiting for a good storm.
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    Re: Suggestions for a warm cologne

    Chanel Les Exclusifs Sycomore
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    Re: a tour to Italy

    I assume by the time you are reading this, you have already returned from your holidays.
    In Sicily, I had the most pleasant experience shopping at Narcisse. In Napoli, while I couldn't visit the...
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    Re: Rome, Italy

    I wanted to visit Campomarzio while I was in Rome but didn't find the time to do so.
    I happened to walk past Olfattorio on Via de Ripetta and found the most helpful service there. At the beginning...
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    Re: Madrid - Spain

    While I haven't been to Madrid (yet), my husband is currently there on a business trip.
    I asked him to please go to Perfumería Nadia in order to fetch me some Grossmith EdP. He was so incredibly...
  100. Re: Who uses their classiest scents as room spray?

    Not the classiest, but sometimes I use as room spray fragrances I seldom wear. Not the classiest ones, but the ones that I think are unidimensional and flat.
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