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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    No. Too skeered.
  2. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    Wore Amber Cologne today, to my office. I like it even more now than the 1st time I wore it.

    I struggle with ylang ylang, but this is probably the only scent with a prominent ylang ylang facet...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    Royk is pretty awesome. I enjoy my bottle when I want an intense shot of incense.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Amber Cologne by Bortnikoff Perfumes

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.54485.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    ExtremeK - I cannot imagine layering Pulp with anything it's so strong (cough cough). That drink sounds yummy. I'll be right over ;)


    I smelled awesome today in:

    Amber Cologne by Bortnikoff...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I really shouldn't comment until I am able to source some vintage Eau Savage. But, in my mind, they have only the hedione similarity.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Full wearing of Diorella again today. Wow! Amazing juice.

    It smelled so much more 'chypre-ish' today. The peach practically leapt off my skin. Love it. A fun fragrance. Refreshing.

    For...
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    Re: Guerlain Lui is underrated

    It's a terrific carnation scent. Sort of a cross between the CdG Carnation (the disco'd one) and Bois d'Armenie by Guerlain.

    Thanks for reminder on this one, I'll wear it tonight.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Diorella vintage Eau de Toilette by Christian Dior

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/323639060280-0-1/s-l1000.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 24th June, 2019

    ineespenes - that sounds super uncomfortable sweetie, I hope it goes away fast

    rynegne - I see you have been on quite the lavender journey as of late. Good for you. It's one of my fav notes in...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    Arielle Shoshana Saturday by Arielle Shoshana

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26152285-205.jpg
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    Re: Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    I kind of giggled at the part that says 'obscurity of tonka bean...'
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    Re: New: Pacollection

    I want to see the bottles just so I can squeeze the hell out of them!

    https://fimgs.net/himg/o.79690.jpg
  14. Re: Pls recommend lavender/herbal fragrance (no.9 of max-10 collection)

    Yes try Oxford & Cambridge - a lot of lavender + mint.
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    Bad Boy by Carolina Herrera

    Now Smell This reports:



    https://nstperfume.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/ch-bad.jpg
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Great thread cacio. I'm jealous that you got to see the exhibition at The Met - I will miss it, as I won't be in NYC this year.

    A camp scent that came to mind, as soon as I saw the title of this...
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    When I smelled the sweet note in the drydown it did smell 'confectionary' so it's interesting that people are using the vanilla ice cream description.

    I happen to love the smell of lavender +...
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    Re: EO Private Blend

    $41 a ml is expensive. But I've paid that much for oud before.

    I'm interested.
  19. Re: Looks like bat from zoologist perfumes is being discontinued...

    I still want to smell this.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Amen!

    I must admit I don't wear these a lot on warm days. They're a bit too cloying. I am sort of waiting for cooler temperatures to dive back into these.
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    Re: Wood and chocolate?

    Ummagumma by Bruno Fazzolari
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    Pina by Madhat Scents

    https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/234607259/madhat-pina.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    Pina by Madhat Scents

    https://assets.bigcartel.com/product_images/234607259/madhat-pina.jpg?auto=format&fit=max&h=1000&w=1000
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    TrilbyLark - I forgot to say CONGRATULATIONS on your new car. The mental image of you zipping around town in it, all by yourself and doing your daily chores, made me smile.

    Shycat - wow what a...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    Haute Provence by Parfums de Nicolai

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/254190462906-0-1/s-l1000.jpg
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    Re: Haute Provence by Parfums Nicolai

    I got my 10 ml decant of this in last night. I couldn't resist spraying some on immediately.

    It's definitely less 'medicinal lavender' than I expected. Interesting....but I think that the...
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    Re: Hipsters and Fragrance (do they mix)

    ^ What he said
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    So I bought a 5 ml decant of some vintage Diorella just because. I look forward to really drenching myself in this one day and writing up a full review.

    Bottle looks like this...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Yeah I liked Louis. I'd be interested in sampling it again if I encounter it. I think it has real broad-range potential.
  30. Re: The Rising Phoenix Perfumery Sample Impressions Thread

    I've been wearing the hell out of the frankincense oil. I posted this on my SOTD today:



    Also I have been able to spend more time with one of the samples he gifted me when I ordered this oil,...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    I am still waking up but I keep some of my ouds and attars right next to my PC and my desk (instead of inside my Wardrobe) so I wear them more - I tend to forget about them if I leave them with the...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    I'm so used to waking up at 6 am for Cross Fit or the gym, to be able to sleep in until 9 am is so awesome. Although, it is *so* sunny in the mornings now.

    I am still waking up but I keep some of...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

    Neroli Sauvage by Creed

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61La8Q2MmzL._SY355_.jpg

    I bought a bottle of this several months ago and today is my first wearing of it. I intended to...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

    In Sync in:

    Neroli Sauvage by Creed

    https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61La8Q2MmzL._SY355_.jpg

    I bought a bottle of this several months ago and today is my first wearing of it....
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    Re: So about Creed Neroli Suavage...

    Wearing mine today for the 1st time. Love it! I got several hours of smelling it very clearly on my skin before it faded into a skin scent. It's wonderful on a hot day like today (Summer Solstice!)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    The Bogue performed strongly all day - wow. It's a stunner. I don't think I'll ever get a chance to smell it again - he only made 33 bottles of it. Oh well, I am happy to have been able to wear it...
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    Oh didn't know that was the 1st one.

    I look forward to smelling this one. I enjoyed the recently-released Le Participe Passe.
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    Re: Anyone tried this one?

    Starblind - would you mind adding the scent title in the Subject of this thread? Would help when doing searches. :)

    0,7738 by Bogue Profumo

    Wore the last of my sample of this today. It's so...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Last of the drops of my sample:

    0,7738 by Bogue Profumo

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.53703.jpg

    A floral not for the faint-hearted. Typically aggressive in style, like all of his...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Last of the drops of my sample:

    0,7738 by Bogue Profumo

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.53703.jpg

    A floral not for the faint-hearted. Typically aggressive in style, like all of his...
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    Re: Madhat Scents is very under-rated

    I smelled Ash & Rose. A bunch of those in Chicago, at the BN meet up smelled it and loved it. It wasn't for me, but I bought his Pina instead.
  42. Re: Perris Monte Carlo Santal Du Pacifique or Diptyque Tam Dao EDP?

    I agree.

    However having worn Tam Dao EdT a lot recently I can understand how people, when smelling it, smell 'sandalwood'. I *get* it finally. But it's not a good choice for those looking for...
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    Re: Sample Pass: THE ZOO

    Oh damn.

    Yes there was 2 boxes + the Creed atomizers separate.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Yes you do.

    I was reminded a bit of the iris in Hermessence Paprika Brasil by Hermes. A salty, almost brine-like iris note. I loved it. Found it very refreshing and perfect for Summer. Perhaps...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    From a sample:

    Santal du Pacifique by Perris Monte Carlo

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.38866.jpg

    This is amazing stuff! I love it.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    From a sample:

    Santal du Pacifique by Perris Monte Carlo

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.38866.jpg

    This is amazing stuff! I love it.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Lasts like an EdT. Very strong.
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    Re: Good vanilla scents for layering

    Many of the recommendations above are VERY complex, heavy vanilla scents. I would never want to layer them at all with anything lol.

    One that pops to mind that is sheer and minimal is Vanille 44...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Wow!
  50. Re: Perris Monte Carlo Santal Du Pacifique or Diptyque Tam Dao EDP?

    So I got samples of both versions of the Santal du Pacifique: Eau de Parfum and Extrait.

    I wore the EdP yesterday and I'll wear the Extrait today.
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    Re: NEW: Heretic Parfums - Scandalwood !

    lol
  52. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    I thought there was one I was forgetting. Thanks! Is the sandalwood in it aged?
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    That's awesome sweetie. Good for you.

    I sort of don't want to take a shower tonight because it will wash off my Irisss but it's incredibly humid here...I'm gonna have to soon. I am gonna wear...
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    Re: Slumberhouse Discussion

    My bottle of Sova is marble-filled just like yours and slightly browner. I got it in February 2014 direct from Josh.
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    Re: NEW: Heretic Parfums - Scandalwood !

    Wore this yesterday. I liked it. I have to re-wear it - yes it's not anything like Mysore sandalwood and there is a synthetic element to it (which is kind of funny since they're trying so hard in...
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    Yeah interesting R, I smelled 'carnival' too from my first wearing. Almost like cotton candy...but something else. Perhaps cotton candy and the smell of a *place* mixed.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I always felt like No. 19 Eau de Parfum was so much more about vetiver and less about iris, in my opinion. I have found No. 19 vintage Eau de Cologne to be *very* iris prominent.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I can post a pic, if needed, of my carded sample which clearly states "Parfum". I am wearing Irisss today. OMG I forgot how good it is!!!
  59. Re: 2 new fragrances from Brooklyn Perfume Co: Ambergris and Green Iris

    I would like to re-try their Oud. It's a new oud he's using. I might order samples of it and the Ambergris. Let's see. At the moment I am literally *inundated* with samples and decants. ...
  60. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    No I haven't. I have smelled the one from Rising Phoenix (distilled in 2012 but the Mysore in it is from the 1980's). It's unbelievably good but pricey. Link here: ...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    From a sample:

    Irisss by Xerjoff

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SpAAAOSwJQdW~rPh/s-l300.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday Bavard! Happy to have the chance to meet you in Chicago.


    From a sample:

    Irisss by Xerjoff

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/SpAAAOSwJQdW~rPh/s-l300.jpg
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    Re: Iris Question

    It was my only bell jar I've ever owned from Serge Lutens. The scent of Iris Silver Mist haunted me for a while. So I have empathy for you and where you are in this search. If I remember correctly...
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    Re: Abbott NYC fragrance

    I smelled Sequoia for the 1st time yesterday, having never heard of this line. When I came back home I had to look up old threads about it and I found this one.

    It reminded me a bit of other...
  65. 2 new fragrances from Brooklyn Perfume Co: Ambergris and Green Iris

    Has anyone tried these yet? I was tipped off to them from the Twisted Lily email I got today. I might get samples of the Ambergris, I wonder how close it comes to smelling like the real stuff.
    ...
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    Re: Iris Question

    I used it all up lol. Never replaced it. No reason. But I still compare all iris scents to that one.

    I do have a sample of Irisss that I haven't worn. I'll wear it tomorrow. WTH
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    Re: Slumberhouse History

    Thanks for posting this
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    Re: Bogue Unfiltered series

    Wow. Lucky you AZsmells. Can't wait to hear about them.
  69. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    Vintage Mysore Sandalwood. That's it.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I love Iris Silver Mist. I'm not surprised you're enjoying it immensely. I miss my bottle.
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    Re: Haute Provence by Parfums Nicolai

    Will do!
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    Scandalwood by Heretic Perfumes

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26154569-4144.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    I haven't posted for a couple days. My bad. I have been on BN a lot, but I for some reason haven't gotten around to posting my SOTD's.

    Today I am in a sample (from a new friend) of this scent...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Dryad by Papillon Perfumes is a bit more rough-edged. Probably because it has more 'naturals' I guess? The top notes are very close to Vol de Nuit and Miss Dior but there is a green, raspy quality...
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    Re: Haute Provence by Parfums Nicolai

    I am getting a large decant of this. I’m excited to try it!
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    Re: NEW: Tom Ford | Lavender Extrême

    I liked it also. The drydown is a bit sweet no?
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Try Tabac Tabou by Parfum d'Empire. Huge narcissus note!
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    Re: Haute Provence by Parfums Nicolai

    Yes it is great!

    https://pnicolai.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/655-thickbox_default-coffret-3-colognes-30-ml.jpg



    It would be awesome if you could post a picture of it.
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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Oh congrats!
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    Re: Azurea by L.T. Piver

    Cool, thanks
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Hazel5 - so nice to see you posting, you've been missed. So will you be moving *back* to San Fran after the Summer? Enjoy your family & Seattle. I've never been

    Quarry - glad to hear your...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Yay!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    From a sample...

    Galop d'Hermes by Hermes

    https://assets.hermes.com/is/image/hermesproduct/galop-d-hermes-parfum--36824-front-1-300-0-1680-1680.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Happy Birthday RHM! It was so nice to hang out with you and your lovely sister in Chicago. You're as sweet in person as you are here online. Have a great day celebrating. In your honor I'll wear...
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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Great write up - thanks!

    Verlande by Roger & Gallet sounds awesome. I've never heard of it.

    https://cloud10.todocoleccion.online/miniaturas-perfumes-antiguos/tc/2012/10/22/33805533.jpg
  86. Re: Bortnikoff perfumes (take note Areej le Dore fans!)

    No idea. I think the line is so new he hasn't really ventured into re-releases yet. It would be nice though...it's a great scent.
  87. Re: What are the notes in Neutrogena's Rainbath shower gel?

    lol. No still smells the same!
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    Re: What Oud/Mukhallat are you wearing today?

    Oud Sultani 1990 by Ensar Oud (from a sample, a gift from a BN buddy)

    Yep. Def' has a Maroke vibe to it. I love it. What a shame that this is all gone...
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    Re: Chatillon Lux

    One spray is the way to wear this. More than that and I reek! My 5 ml decant should last me for years...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    OMG we were on the same wavelength Bavard. Today I wore Vol de Nuit ('new' Parfum) and Dryad by Papillon Perfumes both in the span of a few hours. The PP is way more animalic but they start off...
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    Re: Haute Provence by Parfums Nicolai

    Whoa! This sounds perfect. Where!?
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Vol de Nuit Parfum by Guerlain

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26157863-6613.jpg

    and

    Lamplight Penance by Chatillon Lux
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Just posting now...what a busy day.

    This morning I wore:

    Vol de Nuit Parfum by Guerlain

    http://www.basenotes.net/photos/products/300/26157863-6613.jpg

    My bottle will be gone in probably...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Just wanted to post and say good luck Starblind! I, too, got bit by the iris bug years ago. But that was back when Iris Silver Mist was non-reformulated. I went through a bottle fast!

    Please...
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    Re: Haute Provence by Parfums Nicolai

    I've never seen a blue glass PdN bottle. I google searched and nothing comes up.

    I do see that PdN calls this an Eau de Cologne.
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Thanks!
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Do you find it, like I do, very similar to Vol de Nuit by Guerlain?
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    Re: BOGUE MEM Arrival!

    I haven't tried much from that line. Thanks for the tip.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    Today I wore:

    Jasmine et Cigarette by ELDO from a sample from my buddy

    https://fimgs.net/mdimg/perfume/375x500.4518.jpg

    This is such a trashy fun sweet jasmine. I can't help but see 'drag...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    foxbins - welcome home

    Quarry - how is your husband's leg (or is it his knee?) healing? Giancarlo's toe is doing much better - although he skipped PT today (grrrr).

    Today I wore:

    Jasmine et...
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