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  1. Re: Which discontinued fragrance is number one on your list?

    Inoui by Shiseido.
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, 26 December, 2010

    Lea by Calypso St. Barth. Egad, I can't get enough of this one. Calms me down and makes me smile.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 3

    Z (Halston's Z). Ah, the memories of that one on an old love of mine years ago...
  4. Re: are there anyme's scents that would make you look at a man twice-if he's not a pretty boy?

    This thread gave me a good chuckle. First of all, I personally never did like pretty boys but rather the more manly man type. He can be bald, have a little paunch, and not necessarily have all the...
  5. Poll: Re: What percentage of your wardrobe is discontinued, limited edition, or pre-reformulated?

    I have quite a few and did stock up on those I loved the most - Shiseido Inoui (my treasure!), several bottles of Shalimar, Coty Chypre, Arpege, the latter of which smells nothing like the current...
  6. Re: I'm purging my collection and feel good about it

    Gosh, I haven't stopped by here in months, maybe even a couple of years. I've whittled down my collection considerably during the last few months and for the most part am sticking with the frags...
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    Re: what did you wear in the 90's?

    Hmmm..as I recall, I was into Aromatics Elixir, Dune, Perry Ellis 360, Longing, Ysatis, (Evyan's version) of White Shoulders, Sung, Albert Nippon, Paloma Picasso, Inoui, and Jovan White Musk. Was in...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday August 20th

    I had a yen for Arpege today (the reformulated version). Spicey and elegant, I was hoping it would make me feel the same way ;-)
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    Re: Looking for a night blooming jasmine scent

    Ah I've missed you all and the great reads and suggestions. I'm just gonna have to make the time to pop by, that's all.

    LOL Shycat - tears in my eyes are exactly what I don't want. I appreciate...
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    Looking for a night blooming jasmine scent

    It's been such a long time since I've dropped by - my life has been in the fast lane for the past year (new job that I absolutely love) so I don't have a whole lot of spare time. Hugs to those of...
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    Re: Chanel no 5 impressions

    I enjoy No. 5 for awhile but after a few hours it annoys my sensibilities enough to gag them until they scream at it to go away. I would suggest to myself that I use it a bit more sparingly.

    To...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, September 11

    It was so foggy and ugly this morning that I reached for Coco. I knew it was going to be an outrageously busy day, and to me this one subtly (or not so subtly) hints "aggressive."

    Been a long...
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    Re: Kicked off bus!? :eek:

    Like makeup, perfume is meant to enhance, not to overwhelm. I too ride a train to work every day and some teenager had surrounded himself with a cloud of something that was so overwhelming sweet...
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    Re: SotD, Tuesday 29. August

    I'm wearing an oil named "Powderpuff" that I ordered from Sweetcakes some time ago. Of course, I diluted it with some almond oil and am very pleased with the concoction!
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    Re: Ladies top 3?

    Now my top three choices could change in the twinkling of an eye, but here are "today's":

    KM Loukhoum
    Vera Wang
    Jo Malone's Vintage Gardenia
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    Re: Jean Patou's Sublime...

    I tried and tried to love Sublime but just couldn't do it. So I gave it away. Just didn't register well with my sensories and particular chemistry.
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    Re: POTL What is that note???

    This may not be the answer, but I say it's the almond!
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    Re: Obsession anyone?

    Another yes vote from me too, Tink. One day I wore Anne Pliska to work and one of the women exclaimed "Oh! You're wearing Obsession!" When I compared them at home, she was quite right :) Love 'em...
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    Re: Any fans of Parure?

    Oh yes, Tink, yes! This is a wonderful winter perfume perfect for those holiday parties. I understand that it's one of Kim Cattrell's favorites. Here's a review I wrote a few years ago on it:
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    Your take on Antonias Flowers

    I've never tried this one but for some reason it intrigues me. Many of you know some of my likes and dislikes after listening to me either applaud for or whine about various scents. I despise...
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    Re: Great women's fragrances for men to wear

    Yes, definitely Black Cashmere and Paloma Picasso :D

    I'd also suggest Aromatics Elixir, Eau de Sud, Eau de Ciel, Bijan, Narciso Rodriguez, Yohji, Ambre Sultan, Helmut Lang, Acqua di Parma Lavanda...
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    Re: A childhood dream smashed to bits

    I love reading these comments, because my opinion is pretty much expressed by all of of yours. No. 5 usually turns totally metallic citrus on me, and Fufu does indeed despise citrus anything. It's...
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    Re: Scary Question ! ! ! !

    You betcha I have. I have, and currently still am, wearing such fakes as Pink Sugar, Vera Wang, Lovely, Baby Grace, Pure Grace, Petite Cherie, Chinatown and several others that I ordered from Suds...
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    Re: Black Cashmere

    I agree that this is more of a guy's scent because there's something heavy and almost oppressive about it that simply doesn't suit me inasmuch as oppressive and I don't mix well as partners. Likely,...
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    Re: I need your help! (gift)

    Gator, what a beautiful girlfriend you have!

    First, you must get some idea of her preferences. What does she wear to impress you, her hunken honey bun? Musk? Florals? Ambers? Orientals?Then...
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    Re: Wearing the same scent for days

    Oh heavens. I wouldn't have a problem not showering for a couple of days in winter (say, the weekend) but not currently - it's been in the 100's in Silicon Valley all week, and my biggest turn-on...
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    Re: What smells expensive?

    Thank you, dears! How could I have forgotten Coco, First, and #5? There are several that I'm yet to try. I've never tried Patou's 1000 but I'm getting the itch to go ahead and go for a sample of...
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    What smells expensive?

    I'm not asking what is or isn't actually expensive but what smells like rich bitch big money to you? My vote goes for Arpege (current version) and Blue Carnation (vintage). Le Baiser du Dragon...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19 July

    Good glory, it was hot as hell today. And yesterday. And the day before. I went with AA Herba Fresca today and smelled like a mint julip. :D
  30. Re: Favourite non-niche "easy on the purse" fragrances.

    Well, lezzee hyar...

    Arpege. Always elegant and compliments galore.
    Jovan White Musk. A man magnet. Oh me oh my, the compliments!
    Ditto Halston.
    The topper: My latest love, Healing Garden...
  31. Re: Your scent when you feel PRETTY and HAPPY beyond words :)

    There are two: Oscar (during the winter months) and my newly discovered Vera Wang this summer, the latter making me want to do a happy happy joy dance because it's so fresh. Of course, certain...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 16 July (SotDD - the 2000's)

    This has been such fun :) Today it'll be Acqua di Parma Lavanda Tonica for me on what is to become a torrid day in the 100's.
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    Re: SotD Monday 3 July

    It's been starting out foggy and crisp in the morning lately, then turning into sunny and crisp later. Couldn't resist a few drops of my beloved Inoui today. It's usually my favorite autumn...
  34. Re: Going back where it all started: the Classic Guerlains

    Yes, Tiggy, beautiful, elequent post! You hit the nail on the head. Of course you know that I've been a Guerlainaholic for quite some time, too. No. 5, No. 22, Parure, Shalimar, Jicky, Mitsouko,...
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    Re: Hate the Sales Person? What do you do?

    Whisper "I'm low on estrogen and am packing a gun."
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    Re: SotD Saturday 1 July

    POTL's Luctor et Emergo. Yay! This ragged shell of a woman gets all of next week off.
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    Re: Most worn in June + Second Quarter

    For once Tigs, I have a response lolll. I've been wearing Acqua di Parma Lavanda tonic and Healing Gardens Lavender almost exclusively, sometimes separately, sometimes together. Guess I'm just...
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    Re: Any Estee Lauder fans?

    I'm a fan of several Lauder scents. Aliage, Estee, and Private Collection and Knowing are my favorites. Aliage is one of my autumn scents because to me it just crackles of the cool, crisp outdoors...
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday 28. June

    The beautiful vintage Magie by Lancome.
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    Re: Group project ?

    LOLLL I love the Sandra Bullock snort, personally.

    I'll go along with it - very imaginative :)
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    Re: Let's pretend....

    Tink, you are such a hoot.

    Inoui parfum for me. Hold that lightening bolt ;)
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    Re: Is my dancing kitty gone forever? (sob)

    Looks like Grant may have tweaked something and saved the day!

    Thanks!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/kellykellyk/emoticons/Thanx.gif
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    Re: Is my dancing kitty gone forever? (sob)

    ohhhhhhhhh....purrrrrr.

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/1003/kellykellyk/emoticons/8819dbc3.gif
  44. Re: What frags have gone from "pew" to "I love you" for you?

    Estee Lauder's Youth Dew. It made me feel like a cinnamon roll with a clove garnish on the side at first. Hideous combo. Now, I couldn't live without it in winter. :)
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    Is my dancing kitty gone forever? (sob)

    I would assume animated avatars are gone forever?
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    Re: Looking for a Potent Women's Fragrance.

    I'll agree with Aromatics Elixir but will also nominate Shocking and Coco. They'll knock her socks off. I frequently wear Shocking to my Red Hat events since I'm a huge Mae West fan.

    Hah! ...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 24 June, Midsummer

    I think I'll spring for Jicky too, Fiori. The heat wave rolls on here in Northern Cali. This past week hasn't been the one to wear anything heavy duty.

    Thanks for helping me get on board again,...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 11 June

    Vera Wang. It's turning into a favorite.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 2 June

    Vera Wang. Absolutely heavenly!
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    Re: The drive behind perfume

    For me, fragrance is pure adventure. I keep going and going and going, like the Energizer Bunny, because I eagerly look forward to discovering yet another thing of beauty. I plod on through the hills...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 1 June

    Gap Grass on a beautiful sunny day. :)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 31 May

    Evyan's Most Precious for me. :)
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    Re: Would this bother you?

    Y'know, there are so many manificent scents out there. *Fragrances not only mark who we are in many ways but they also leave memories, bad and good, subliminal and conscious. *I'd be suspicious if...
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    Re: What notes can you not help but smell?

    Clove. The faintest scent of it makes me cringe.
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    Re: Your "PERFECT" Summer Scent!!!

    Oh, I agree Lace. *Love my warmer wintery scents but to me spring symbolizes the birth and growth of all green things and the renewal of hope. *My warm weather faves are Evyan's Most Precious,...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 29 May

    I reached for Blue Carnation today, fresh and crisp as a clean, newly-ironed shirt. This one is all carnation, baby, and is perfect for the clear day that yesterday's winds brought. Somehow it seemed...
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    Re: Sunday 18 June SotDD #12, the Nineties

    Well, it'll probably come as little surprise to everyone that this was conservative Fufu's most disappointing decade as far as fragrance launches went. Hmmm. 24 Faubourg, Hiris, New West For Her,...
  58. Re: Question re Shiseido Feminite du Bois Eau Timi

    Ah, that's exactly what I wanted to know. Thanks Donna.
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    Re: What is your favourite violet scent?

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/weeze712/Emoticons/eek.gif *I'm appalled that I have no idea what a violet scent is! *(Good heavens, Fufu, get with it woman!) *To make it worse, I don't...
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    LOLLL I'll heed your advice RitaMae and Tiffany ;D ;D Actually, cucumber anything makes my stomach lurch.

    I have another one to add to my list - Bijan. Why oh why do some of the stars love this...
  61. Question re Shiseido Feminite du Bois Eau Timide P

    What is the difference between this and the Feminite du Bois EDP? I'm suspicious of the fact that Shiseido Feminite du Bois Eau Timide Perfume might be a watered down version...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 27 May

    A stunner for me today called "From the Heart" by (of all things) the Danbury Mint. Mr. Fufu is an avid coin and gambling token collector and presented this to me at Christmas. A beautiful scent...
  63. Re: What fragrances remind you of Shalimar? I love

    Purist that I am, there's nothing that reminds me much of Shalimar since I only wear the original, vintage version. Like many other altered perfumes, it's current version just doesn't hold a candle...
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    Re: Lavender crazy

    I see several suggestions that I'm dying to try here! *I do have (and love) Jicky EDT but it disappears in a millisecond. *Or, maybe my nose adapts to it quickly. *;D *I'll definitely give Encens et...
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    Lavender crazy

    This is my favorite note, albeit that it doesn't come off biting in a fragrance, as *Yardley's Lavender seemed to do when I wore it. *Very brash, in your face stuff. *No wonder they were almost...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 21 May

    The beautiful, exotic Ysatis for me! :) ;)
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    Re: Sunday 21 May SotDD #11, the Eighties

    Ysatis is my choice of the day. This one brings poignant memories to mind - itís so lusciously feminine and seductive. During my divorce from my first husband, I noticed a heavenly scent that a...
  68. Thread: Twin Scents

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    Re: Twin Scents

    When I wore Anne Pliska, someone asked me if I was wearing Obsession. I do pick up the resemblance.

    Genny by Hanorrah reminds me very much of Coco as well as Diva because it has Coco's spiciness...
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    Re: Your favorite sweet-and-low fragrances

    I'm an absolute sucker for Dinner By Bobo and KM Loukhoum. I wish Acqua di Parma Lavanda was more accessible because it's so lavender despite the fact that its notes are otherwise (but doesn't last...
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    Re: Sunday 21 May SotDD #11, the Eighties

    Oh good heavens! The 80's were such a rollercoaster ride for me, a time when I was first bitten by the perfume bug. Most of the beloveds in my collection were from the 70's and 80's.

    Sung
    Eau de...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 18 May

    Happy birthday Goddess :) Today I wore the classic Shalimar EDT, a scent of beauty and yearning.
  72. Thread: I'm new!

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    Re: I'm new!

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v332/weeze712/Emoticons/welcome5.gif

    Glad to *have you here *;D *Enjoy!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 17 May

    Happy Thursday all :) I'm going for Narciso Rodriguez today.

    I had an interesting surprise. L'Heure Bleue has never settled that well with me, and I wore it yesterday anyway. While driving home...
  74. Re: Do you have any favorite Aqua Allegorias?

    Another Winter Delice fan here. And, thanks to Loney, Anisia Bella. ;D
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    Re: Nostalgia scents

    Oh, brother....lots of them.

    White Shoulders (only Evyan's version, mind you). A very young bride. My first wedding, two toddler boys who'd come up to sniff my neck and hair because they loved it...
  76. Re: Brands/Houses that just don't interest you?

    Anything Davidoff, Elizabeth Taylor, or Avon. Liz's scents start off okay on me but turn into burnt plastic after about 10 minutes. Somehow, that doesn't surprise me, either. Her potions come off as...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 13 May

    Naturistics Sea Splash. It smells like squeaky clean, freshly washed hair.
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    Re: Love at first sniff - - A poll!

    Vera Wang. Where was I so long? ;) :o
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    Re: What has made you the most nauseated?

    Here's another vote for Samsara which reminds me of baby vomit mixed with rotting flowers. Really turns bad on me.

    A few more - Marilyn Miglin's Pheromone is absolutely ferocious. J'Adore, Cool...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 12 May

    Hiris. Nice and soft for a brilliantly sunny spring day. ;D ;D
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19 April

    Zoe. :)
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    Re: Your mother's fragrance?

    We weren't exactly rolling in money when I was a kid, but mom would receive perfume as Christmas presents from relatives. Woodhue, Tigress, Aphrodesia (sp?), and My Sin were her special scents. She...
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    Re: Looking for a carnation scent

    Lauren by Lauren and for a spicier carnation the vintage Blue Carnation, which I love for those warm, romantic summer nights. :P ;D
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    Re: White Shoulders, Unpleasant Opening

    [Sigh.] Here I go again on my White Shoulders Crusade.

    The current swill they put out now is total crap. Without mincing words, I don't know how else to put it. They've cheapened it by making it...
  85. Re: Sunday 16 April SotDD #10 - The Seventies

    Beautiful background story, Bleu. It's true - some fragrances of memory definitely belong to those that we've loved and still love. I'll never be able to smell lilies of the valley without thinking...
  86. Re: Your recommendations for soft, soft floral ple

    Demeter's Wet Garden is about as soft a floral as you get - except it doesn't last very long. However, it does smell just like a wet garden :)

    My very favorite softies in the florals would be...
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    Re: *SotD Sunday 16 April

    Tough choices for me. *So many of my favorites (and non-favorites). *Deciding between Anais Anais, Aromatics Elixir, Tatiana, Aliage, Parure, and Oscar is sooooo hard, but I think I'll go with Anais...
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    Re: What scent has given you most compliments?

    I was startled when my poker-faced cardiologist said "Mmmmm, you smell good." It was Common Scents Egyptian Musk. :o :o

    Lifetimer all star for compliments is Evyan's White Shoulders Parfum. Not...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 9 April

    White Shoulders parfum (Evyan's version, of course). ;D
  90. Re: What's your all-purpose "standby" fragrance?

    Oscar. A favorite but not the favorite of my collection. It's versatile enough to wear any time any where and is a lifesaver when I don't have time to agonize which fragrance I should wear on a...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 8 April

    Victoria Secret's Vanilla Lace. Sunshine at last, if only for a day!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 16 March

    First by Van Cleef & Arpels. I love this one so much I can hardly bear it. Some days I wear a scent and think "What a mistake. Blechht." This one was well chosen today, because I just couldn't get...
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    Re: What's the Greenest of Them All?

    Yep, Yerbamate is greeeeen alright. You might also consider Aliage by Estee Lauder and Inoui by Shiseido (which has all but disappeared from the face of the earth).
  94. Re: Sunday 19 March 2006 SotDD #9 - The Sixties

    I got an "Error" message on the second page listing, so it'll be a draw between one of the Estees, Chamade, and Bal A Versailles.
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    Re: Cool weather fragrances

    Can you believe it's been snowing and sleeting here in the San Francisco Bay Area? *Egads. *I had to dig out my Teinte de Neige again. *I think Levannah and I are the only two on board who absolutely...
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    Re: Originals, Dupes, & Layering

    Oh geez, Gooderin. Now I've got to try this website ;D. I was going to suggest www.sudsandlight.com, too, although Michelle can be a bit grumpy sometimes. If you order from S&L, make sure you request...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 14 March

    L'Heure Bleue for the conservative Blue today. After blasting it all these years and still having over a half bottle of it left, I grumpily decided I'd better try to at least use it up. Well, like...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 7 March

    The vintage Shalimar EDT.
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    Re: most popular musk scent

    Being the Old Fashioned Girl that I am, I cast my vote to something pure and simple, Common Scents Egyptian Musk. *Also in the running are Narciso Rodriguez's EDT. *

    I'm embarrassed to say that...
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    Re: Best Niche Fragrance Brands

    Welcome Japes, and the best of success to you!

    A good listing of niche frags can be found at such websites as http://www.luckyscent.com, www.lusciouscargo.com, http://www.lacremebeauty.com (my...
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