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  1. Re: Help find a scent; Old catholic church. What is it?

    Chanel 22 gave me exactly that impression when I first smelled it.
  2. Re: Still looking for a decidedly masculine fragrance

    Azzaro pour Homme? Smells like a guy smell to a girl, but without overdoing the point.
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    Re: Grasse perfume tours

    I wondered about L'Occitane too, I just checked on their web site. They do free tours, but Manosque is probably a little far away from where I will be for me to realistically get to in the few days I...
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    Re: Grasse perfume tours

    Great! I had heard that some of the Fragonard fragrances were based on well known greats but had no idea how to find out which. Thanks so much, you've been a big help.
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    Re: Grasse perfume tours

    That sounds great. I was thinking of taking a look at Fragonard, but Molinard sounds really interesting too, I'd love to try a little blending. Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: Grasse perfume tours

    Thanks! My nostrils are a-quiver already.
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    Re: Grasse perfume tours

    Thanks Dimitri! Have you tried any of these yourself? What were your impressions!
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    Grasse perfume tours

    Lucky me! I have the chance to go to Provence for a few days, and will definitely be spending some of those in Grasse. Could anyone recommend the best of the perfume factory tours, and if there are...
  9. Re: Ebay fined by French Court over Counterfeit Goods, Perfumes

    Ah well, I'm not much of a legal person. Just a run-of-the-mill type who thinks "yes, counterfeits suck" but at the same time thinks "Not another unwanted perfume prezzie! Doesn't matter I can flog...
  10. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    Oooh goody! The Book arrived at long last. I can't wait to get stuck in, I've been at a bit of a loose end since I finished the DVD of "Rome", now it's time for some high drama for my nose. I love...
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    Re: My First BN Post!!!

    Welcome! Pull up a chair. Make yourself comfy (you may be here for some time).
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    Re: Unisex Fragrances

    Thank you so much for your suggestions, I'm going to be ordering plenty of samples soon! Especially as the directory has thousands of unisex fragrances for us to start messing around with. It was...
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    Unisex Fragrances

    I was wondering if anyone could recommend some unisex fragrances to me. Right now my fella and I are having great fun sampling unisex fragrances and then comparing. So far we have loved L'artisan...
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    Re: Spraying on The Wrists

    I also only spray on my wrists for sampling, I find it useful for following the progression of the scent. I'm a biologist so I wash my hands a lot at work, any perfume there would have a very short...
  15. Re: New Luca Turin and T.Sanchez book previewed and reviewed

    He must have spent too many years in England. Sigh.
  16. Re: New Luca Turin and T.Sanchez book previewed and reviewed

    Hooray! Pre-order in place, only have to wait until the end of April now.
  17. Re: are samples free or do you have to pay a small fee?

    Thanks for passing that on. I didn't know! More samples on the way. Goody!
  18. Thread: Youth-Dew

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    Re: Youth-Dew

    I adore Youth Dew, but it is impossible for me to distinguish whether this is because it was the signature scent of my beloved Grandmother. As for me wearing it...does...not...compute... I have...
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    Re: List of online stores

    Thank you dpak! This list will be a great help to me. Your hard work is much appreciated.
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    Re: Perfume bottle First Aid?

    Tragic! I don't know the best solution for your problem, but perhaps you could try decanting it into a screw-top bottle, or maybe using a large syringe to help you transfer the juice would be...
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    Re: First taste of Mitsouko

    Mitsouko seems to be a temperamental scent to me. It definitely has a time and a place, sometimes it's love and others I find it asphyxiating. Plus I found a difference between the sample EDP and....
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    Re: Perfumed Court Issue

    Well, I'm another one who has no complaints about TPC. They were sweet to me when I told them one decant from my order didn't arrive, and they say they are shipping me another. I would be horribly...
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    Re: Top 10 strongest/most powerful perfumes ever?

    1. Poison (ick!)
    2. Opium
    3. Obsession
    4. Youth Dew
    5. Shalimar
    6. Mitsouko (hurrah!)
    7. Body shop White musk
    8. Jovan musk
    9. Flowerbomb
    10.Black Orchid
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    Re: Recommended Online Stores - Europe?

    strawberrynet.com has worked for me. The prices are not the very cheapest though.
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    Re: List of online stores

    I have had no problems buying from strawberrynet.com. Plus they ship internationally! Perhaps not the cheapest around but they have been good to me so far.
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    Re: Damn you, Basenotes!

    So four bottles in two months is not so bad then? I knew my fella was exaggerating. Ha! Now I can spend even more money on my new interest. Thank you basenotes for being the best enabler for a...
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    Re: Fragrant Memories ~

    Mum - Body shop White Musk
    Dad - Old Spice
    Grandmother - Youth Dew
    Granddad - Old Holborn rollies
    High School - Anais Anais
    University - White musk, Obsession
    Wedding - Oscar
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    Re: Has my Mitsouko turned?

    Thank you all so much for your opinions. The drydown of my new bottle is actually quite similar to the decant, so perhaps it has gone off a bit, ho hum. I still like and wear my Mitsouko, but I do...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler's Innocent Illusion?

    MakeUpAlley.com .Great for reviews of all fragrances, make up, and beauty products.
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    Has my Mitsouko turned?

    I bought Mitsouko EDP from ebay a couple of months ago from a buyer who seemed reputable (99% positive for 3000 feedback etc). My problem is this, it doesn't smell quite the same as the decant (EDP)...
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    Re: New to basenotes

    Welcome. I think you will have lots of fun here, and I look forward to hearing your opinions.
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    Re: Perfumed Court - Very Expensive !

    Wow! You mean I could get paid for writing such stuff? Thanks for the tip. LOL!
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    Re: Perfumed Court - Very Expensive !

    Thanks maisonstinky for expressing yourself so well. I'm a new to all this and have found TPC extraordinarily helpful. I don't live in the US so I generally get absolutely hammered by the the...
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    Re: Mitsouko guidance

    It was so comforting to read your post! The exact same thing happened to me the first time I tried it out. I got a sickly-sweet smell that literally turned my stomach. Mitsouko seems to be a...
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    Re: Can a vegan smell good too?

    Ah! I stand corrected.
  36. Re: What kind of women have..."chemistry that eats fragrance"?

    Deodorant SOAP! OMG I didn't know! Is this also the case with liquid hand soaps and shower gels?
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    Re: Hi everyone....I'm new here!

    I'm new too, isn't it great here! So much to find out. Hope you get your wardrobe going ok. The directory seems to be playing up right now (or maybe its my computer doing strange things again).
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    Re: Can a vegan smell good too?

    Now, I may well be way off base here, but I thought that ambergris was rotten whale blubber. Apparently it takes ages for something as enormous as a dead whale to degrade, so some of it tends to...
  39. Re: Buying minis a good way of starting a collection?

    here it is. click on *my collection* on the left, and 2005

    http://www.parfum-flacon.at/

    One amazing German lady for you.
  40. Thread: Success!!

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    Re: Success!!

    Well I'm a total noob at perfume (apart from a couple of bottles that I always had lying around of course), right now I'm having great fun ordering decants and samples to find out exactly WHAT it is...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Hello, basenotes people! VERY nice to meet you. I just woke up to what was possible with fragrances a few months ago. You guys have been a wonderful source of guidance to me. It is so great to be...
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    Re: Perfume Salespeople - your experiences?

    Well, I've yet to meet a helpful SA here. I think I prefer those with the transparent sell to those with the hard sell+inferiority complex. Since it is impossible to get samples by any means fair or...
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    Re: Best way to apply fragrance

    Depends on the strength of the scent. On average I spray once in the centre of the chest, then one spray on the wrists and dab them together. If I think I can get away with it I also spray the crooks...
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    Re: Givenchy Pi...can a woman pull it off?

    Pi is the only scent that my mother-in-law wears. She claims that after years of searching it was the only one that didn't make her stomach turn. It smells fine on her, I have no idea what affects...
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    Re: Do you spray your clothes?

    The cotton wool ball trick is a good one. I had some success keeping the perfumed-sprayed balls in little plastic sandwich bags so I could try out various scents over a few days after a trip to the...
  46. Re: Is it just me...or Eau de Cartier concentree has...

    I love EdC too. It seems appropriate for the climate here. I dig how it works for men and women in its own way. It may be my imagination, but it seems that different notes are accented on either sex....
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    Re: Mitsouko: rekindling a love affair

    What a lyrical ode to the lady! I never met Mitsouko before her reformulation, I'm just a pup when it comes to perfume. Perhaps as befits a new affair we fight almost daily, but with such rewarding...
  48. Re: Buying minis a good way of starting a collection?

    Incredible display Dimitri! The colour-clustering is pure eye candy. I also like to buy minis of perfumes I own so that I can store the bottles in cool dark place. Plus they're adorable
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    Re: Do you spray your clothes?

    In theory its a good idea. The scent seems to last longer that way. But somehow the scent seems to stay flat as if it was just out of the bottle. Perhaps it is the scents I have used, but I really...
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