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    Re: any love for Givenchy's Amarige...

    I wore this pretty much nonstop throughout much of my single gal days in the early 1990s. Friends called it sex in a bottle. They would drop by my apartment on their way out on dates just to spritz...
  2. Re: New Fragrance: Estee Lauder Sensuous Nude

    Welcome and thanks for sharing your thoughts on this 'fume. I've been on the verge of buying it so many times, but, like lilybelle, it's a bit of a changeling on me. Interesting, the difference...
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    Re: Paco Rabanne: Metal & Calandre

    This is great news re Calandre. One of my all-time faves and I thought it was discontinued. Not good on Metal, though. I've never tried it.
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    Re: Was this a good deal?

    A great deal! With the exception of an umbrella bottle of Shalimar extrait that I found in an antique store for $15, all my vintage Shalimars have been bought from eBay sellers, and I've never been...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E07

    Ah. Makes senses. This stuff lasts forever on fabric, too.
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    Re: I think pulse points are over-rated

    If I want to test a fragrance, I apply on the back of my hand for easy sniffing access. If I want to wear it and have it project a modest amount into the air around me, I spray on my neck, chest—and...
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    Re: Hope in a Bottle

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E07

    "Dark herbal gourmand" is a good description, although to me, its overall vibe is much more cheery than those words might imply. In fact, I was shocked to discover it's a cologne, because it has a...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E07

    Well surprise, surprise. ANOTHER cologne :o) I was hoping for something more knock-our-socks-off-ier, like Missoni or a Bond. But I still really like this 'fume.
  10. Re: New Icelandic fragrance: Hekla by Gydja

    Why do these 'fume companies always write such ridiculous copy? Are the budgets so tight they can't afford good copywriters or is the industry just that purple with its prose these days?
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E07

    Ouch! Sorry to hear about your shoulder! Yes, life does happen and I sure hope Mr. Burr's silence isn't because of something that ails him or a loved one.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E07

    Welcome, Kate!

    Sorry to hear that this scent is such a no-show on your skin. I have had the complete opposite experience. It's loud and tenacious and ever-evolving.

    I hear you on the lack of...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E07

    Is Mr. Burr planning on doing a reveal or is the episode in which we are supposed to ignore his instructions and guess?
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    Probably the most "goth" perfume in my collection is Juliette Has a Gun Lady Vengeance. Straightforward rose, vanilla, patchouli.
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    Re: do you like what most people wear?

    Usually, yes, because I'm just so happy that someone other than me is "projecting." Although, I don't run into too many people who wear perfume. When I do, it's usually a man. Hugged the husband of a...
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    Re: how important is bottle design for you

    Not important at all. Otherwise, I wouldn't own any PdNs. :o

    To me, the beauty of a bottle is separate from what's inside, although I certainly do appreciate it when a bottle is well-designed,...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E07

    Although I experience this scent as "party hearty" and you experience it as a bit restrained and melancholy, I think your observation here pretty much sums it up, regardless.
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    Re: when someone challenges your hobby

    I've never had anyone say anything negative to me about it, so I haven't had to address the issue. Most people who know about my passion think it's cool, although they rarely ask me anything in depth...
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    Re: USPS and mailing fragrances

    Same here. This Nanny State is so out of control, I don't mind fibbing.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E07

    I second your party analogy, and the deliberate tweaking of accords for effect. The last time I smelled a perfume that actually made me giggle like this one does, it was Gucci's Rush. They share a...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E07

    Neil! Thank you for sending because I can finally say . . . an SO1 that I actually really like!

    Even though I know talking about notes is a no-no, I don't really care. Because it seems to me, this...
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    Re: Want to smell like maple syrup?

    One of the very few notes/smells I simply cannot abide in a 'fume. Immortelle or maple syrup or whatever you call it = total yuck on my skin and to my nose.
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    Re: best acqua di parma?

    Don't know what is the most popular AdP but I'd have a difficult time living without Iris Nobile. Adore it.
  24. Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    Another lover of Chanel's Egoiste. Simply stunning.

    Also: Eau Savage, Stetson, A*Men, Lonestar Memories, Bulgari Black, Spicebomb.

    And, yes, I wear them in public.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E06

    Like babsvs, my degree and background is in art history (although I currently do not work in the field), and I have yet to get the comparisons Mr. Burr is making. Neither do I think equating perfume...
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    Re: If You Could Only Own 10 Fragrances

    Amarige
    Aqua di Parma Iris Nobile
    Balenciaga Michelle
    Calandre
    Estee Lauder Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia
    PDN Number One
    Serge Lutens Fleurs d'Oranger
    Shalimar
    Tabac Blond
    Ysatis
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E06

    "A warm and romantic vetiver inspired by Paris in the late 20's and its infatuation with African culture, art, music and dance. A mix of the Parisian avantgardism and African culture shaped a unique...
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    Poll: Re: Brad Pitt on Chanel No. 5

    Don't get me wrong--I'm not saying it can't or shouldn't be worn by a man. What I'm pointing out is the general ignorance of today's youth about anything not in their immediate cultural wheelhouse.
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    Poll: Re: Brad Pitt on Chanel No. 5

    Seriously? Young women are flocking to the perfume counters asking for "that men's fragrance, No. 5"? Wow. If you're an adult, even a young one, and don't know that No. 5 is an iconic women's...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E06

    Yes. All of these perfumes have an über high end presence about them--"sleek" is the perfect adjective. As is, "urban." And if Burr wants to insist that these are the epitome of olfactory high art,...
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    Re: Synesthesia

    I was part of a local university study for my synesthesia. The researcher told me for a long time it was considered a form of autism.

    I've been this way since I can remember and, in fact,...
  32. Re: SOTD, Monday, 31st December 2012, New Year's Eve

    Big dinner out tonight and for that, I usually wear Shalimar or No. 5, because I think they go well with food and drink. But after reading the OP, maybe I'll experiment and follow Lady Murasaki's...
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    Re: Are there any real carnation perfumes?

    I'm crazy for the smell of carnation as well, and I'll second Comme des Garcon's Series 2: Red Carnation. One of the best I've sniffed.
  34. Re: Why do people associate perfume collecting with being metrosexual or even homosexual ?

    While perfume collecting by a man may be regarded as "feminine" 'round these parts, most men I know are very into wearing it. And now that I think about it, if I smell perfume on someone, nine times...
  35. Re: Top 10 fragrances that the French like best

    Interesting, thank you! About twenty years ago, a friend visiting from overseas gave me a bottle of Tresor. I loved it, but never bought another bottle after using that one up. I'm afraid to sniff it...
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    Re: Synesthesia

    I have synesthesia. I "map" time, and letters and numbers have colors and personalities.

    But in terms of taste and smell, no.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E06

    You know, that's a good point. Maybe these scents are all meant to be variations on one, overarching theme. And next year he'll choose fragrances with more "chew."
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E06

    Heh, I'm not concerned about what it is, either, because it smells to my nose like so much of what is currently being produced. I'd love to smell something vegetal in this--but after four...
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    Re: Celebrity Perfume blind item reveal

    While the ingredients may still exist, the perfume doesn't. There are a lot of vanillas out there, just as there are a lot of tuberoses, jasmines, etc., but we all know that once we fixate on a...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E06

    Thank you, RN (Neil), for your generosity in sending me a sample of this to sniff. I'm glad I had the opportunity, even though I'm afraid my comments are going to be a bit of a rant . . .

    My first...
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    Re: Which scent gets the most compliments??

    Back in the day, when I wore it like lip gloss, Amarige netted me the most compliments. Men in particular seemed riveted by the stuff. These days, my perfume rarely gets a mention--good or bad. Not...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E06

    Bwahahahahaha! Perfectly said. Given the price and the fact that it took Open Sky three weeks to send me the 'fume last go round, I won't be playing this time. But I look forward to reading what you...
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    Re: Cheap Perfume Guilty Pleasures

    Lady Stetson. A confident, sunny perfume, with a very sparkling aldeyhdic opening. Floral without being cloying or girly. Very wearable.
  44. Re: Angel Liqueur de Parfum- Okay for a young lady?

    A beautiful scent, but one with monstrous sillage and a smokey element that may put some people off. But if she loves Chanel, she may love this.
  45. Re: What Will Your Thanksgiving Fragrance Be?

    For me, it's always a difficult balance--how to enjoy a holiday or special event with a favorite scent without interfering with anyone's enjoyment of the smells and flavors of the food and drink....
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    Re: Feminine, soft leather/suede scent

    If you don't mind scouting out vintage scents on eBay, etc., Hermes Parfum d'Hermes sports a wonderfully sophisticated and buttery leather note book ended by soft florals. Serge Lutens Daim Blond is...
  47. Re: What Scent Evokes the Strongest Memories For You?

    Faberge Babe. Junior High, late 1970s, and everything that went along with the times.
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    Re: vintage Shalimar - advice wanted

    Okay, I think I need to hunt down another EDC :o The one I had may have been off, because it was pretty sharp. Not luminous or creamy as I've heard described here.
  49. Re: Which of these French perfumes do you like best?

    Welcome! That's quite a list and I applaud your willingness to try the classics that many people your age would dismiss as too "old-fashioned."

    I'll put in a plug for one of my all-time faves,...
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    Re: vintage Shalimar - advice wanted

    I own Shalimar in several concentrations/years, and highly recommend the following:

    Vintage extrait, either the one in the glass umbrella bottle or the batwing with blue top that comes in the...
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    Re: The Perfumed Court (TPC) - down/gone?

    I've never had trouble with Perfumed Court and believe those folks are honest and will eventually fill all their orders, even if they do eventually shut down (although there's nothing to indicate...
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    Re: Best incense scents..?Any new??

    Piguet Casbah is pretty interesting: http://www.robertpiguetparfums.com/readCasbah.php
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    Re: A possible case of scaremongering?

    Rolls eyes. And, yet, the Europeans continue to smoke like choo-choo trains. Makes no damn sense.
  54. Re: serious question: convincing your loved ones you are not crazy

    Bwahahahahahahaha!

    I tell people perfume is my "collectible," like stamps or Depression-era glassware. They can seem to relate to that. But there's an antique store I go to regularly, looking for...
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    Re: Guerlian Insolence discontinued?

    Just saw it at Sephora last week.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E05

    Having been born and raised in the desert Southwest—and in spite of my travels—I don't think I've ever had occasion to smell ivy. So while I definitely get its damp plant vibe, it is ultimately just...
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    Re: How do you chose your perfume?

    Answered!
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E05

    Bottle arrived last night. Been wearing all morning.

    First thought that popped into my head: "Oh, no, not another skinny-minny supermodel of a scent. Feed this thing a steak dinner!"

    It's not...
  59. Re: New fragrance from Andy Tauer: Lys de Desert

    Ordered a bunch of Lucky Scent samples a couple days ago. After the unpleasant smack that was Loretta, this was a wonderful surprise.

    I love it. It has, as someone pointed out above, a very...
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    Re: Tauer Tableau de Parfums Loretta

    Oooooo, yuck. Like a tube of Lifesavers melted into a wooden cutting board and then sat out in the sun all day. One of the few scents I've actually had to scrub off my skin, it was that difficult to...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E05

    This is beginning to not sound like my kind of thing at all (at least to wear), but your "you have to embrace the poop to appreciate Jicky's beauty" is brilliant and will have me giggling all day...
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    Poll: Re: Hypothetical question

    No. Add on another three zeros, though, and we might have a deal. At a certain point, if you can't be with the one you love, love the one you're with. And I love a lot of perfumes.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E05

    Nice. This certainly makes me want to sniff it now, which is good, because I don't have a choice. Although the email to me clearly states I have the option to cancel my order, when I did, I received...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E05

    Well, I'm out. Just received this email from Open Sky:

    * * *

    We're contacting you to update you on the status of your "The Untitled Series: S01E05". We had hoped to have your order shipped by...
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    Re: New No.5 ad with Brad Pitt

    Less doo-doo-ey. At least there's some connection to the perfume. But they should have just stayed with his voice-over. It's jarring, to move from full color lux gals gazing out at city lights to the...
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    Re: New No.5 ad with Brad Pitt

    Interesting. Although, I don't agree with you. I think we first need to ask: who/what was the focus group? Not all that perfume savvy, I'm willing to bet, at least not in any way that goes beyond...
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    Re: New No.5 ad with Brad Pitt

    Or, Carole Bouquet.

    Perfume commercials are by and large pretty terrible, but this one is awesome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HmQWdwZ01M
  68. I don't get it. THIS is what they came up with to...

    I don't get it. THIS is what they came up with to shill one of the most aspirational products of all time? Huh. All it really makes me want to do is comb Mr. Pitt's hair.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E05

    Enjoying reading the responses from those who have received their bottles (I ordered on the 4th, just today received an email stating order was being processed and should arrive in 5-7 days . . ....
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E05

    Yes, that seems to be it exactly for me as well.

    Although, now that I've thought about it more in depth, I have had a couple highly charged emotional responses to perfumes--ones that I'd never...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E05

    I'm in! I played with S01E02, but skipped the others. I look forward to answering Perfume_Addict's questions, which seem a good way to start talking about it, based on Mr. Burr's description.
    ...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E03

    Not sure I'll participate this go round, but I am glad--overwrought heroin addiction metaphor aside--to see that Burr is keeping his description much more abstract with this one.

    I immediately...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E02

    When I first read the description, two or three scents immediately popped into my head and I almost didn't order it because I was certain it just had to be one of those. So I was pretty thrown when...
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E02

    I think one of the problems with this experiment is that a good majority of the folks who are going to participate are already fumeheads. So the likelihood of us owning or, like I did with SE01E02,...
  75. Re: Ladies and Gentlemen: Do You Wear Perfume to Bed?

    Other than what happens to still be lingering on my skin when I hit the hay, no. I did for a while a few years back, but like others here have mentioned, I found doing so ultimately kept me from...
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    Re: Dinner Guest and fragrance

    Great question!

    I'd invite Jack White and I imagine he might really dig Bvlgari Black.
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    Re: Chandler Burr Untitled S01E02

    Recently received my bottle and while it isn't anything I own, I'm almost certain I know what it is. Which does nothing to diminish my delight. It's beautifully constructed, with a particular...
  78. Re: Question for the Vintage Scholars-Emeraude

    I have several bottles of vintage Emeraude, from pure perfume to PdT, all dating from the 1940s to the 1970s, but have never seen a roll-on. Judging from the color of the juice (1980s on up tend to...
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    Re: Truth or Dare by Madonna

    A friend just brought me back a bottle from a trip she took to Scotland. It smells so derivative of Fracas to my nose that I have to wonder: is it a joke or is Madonna seriously THIS lazy and...
  80. Re: Ok... funtime... What was your teenage frag and do you still like it?

    I haven't posted in a while, but have been lurking. This is a topic close to my heart :o

    I wore quite a few different perfumes as a teenager, but Babe and the original Lauren in the square red...
  81. Re: Poll: You Can Bring Back One Discontinued Scent...r/o

    Discontinued: Balenciaga's Michelle (with Djedi running a close, close second!)

    Restore to former glory: Emeraude
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    Re: Favorite vintage fragrance?

    Tabac Blond
    Shalimar
    Emeraude
    Youth Dew
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    Re: Ever wear men's scents?

    Same here. Some "masculines" that I wear on a regular basis are Mandragore, Stetson, and Bulgari Black.

    I think women respond much more favorably than men. Just last night I was out with a friend...
  84. Re: Build a wardrobe el cheapo/drugstore style

    Skin Musk – best eight bucks I've ever spent!
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    Re: What are your most feared scrubbers?

    Borneo 1834 – smells like chocolate vomit on me.
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    Re: September Purchases

    Vintage Shalimar extrait and vintage Emeraude, both from eBay. The Shalimar is unbelievably stunning, start to finish, with incredible smoke. The top notes have gone off the Emeraude, but what's left...
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    Re: Favorites and Hair Color and Birth Month

    Carnation and leather
    Brown with blonde highlights
    April (Taurus)
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    Re: What was your first fragrance?

    My obsession with scent started as a toddler, thanks to my mother. I had a habit of always wandering off, so whenever we were out in public, mom held tightly to my hand. As a result, being in...
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    Re: Burr reviews EL Sensuous

    I adore quite a few Estee Lauder scents and despite the popularity and ubiquity of a few of their frags, I really admire such a commercial company's ability to consistently put out some true blue...
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