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    Re: Geek Fragrances

    Chanel is about as far away from a geek house as you can get but then there is No 18, to me one of the geekest perfumes I have ever smelled. I get ambrette mixed with schnapps.
  2. Re: Help with vintage chanel no 5 please!?

    Is that a splash bottle? That's what the old Chanel bottles were like. As for longevity, it's hard to comment without knowing how much has been applied.

    Sometimes with vintage soap the scent has...
  3. Re: I'm considering "binge-wearing" scents.

    I love reading this thread. Wearing what one feels like on any given day seems like the way to go. i grew up in a time when the idea of a signature scent was prevalent. When Annick Goutal Les Nuits...
  4. Re: What is the Next Fragrance You Want to Purchase?

    Originally I was thinking of Hermès Jour Gardénia, only to hear that it had been a Limited Edition and has been retired and sent back. As I only buy/wear perfumes likely to be on the market...
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    Re: Best perfumes for watching Super Bowl

    At the price of tickets one would think nothing is too good! :D
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    Re: Best perfumes for watching Super Bowl

    Really! What a wonderful possibility. Is it the same juice you had in 1967 or has it been replenished over the years?
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    Best perfumes for watching Super Bowl

    No idea how many football fans are here but what perfume will you be wearing on Super Bowl Sunday? I've been thinking football = leather and starting today wll be wearing Cuir de Russie, to gear up...
  8. Poll: Re: Favorite Niche Fragrance House? (Poll)

    Same here. I have many Goutals acquired over many decades since the 1980s, more than any other niche brand. I really love the Chanel Exclusifs, as have been mentioned, but do not consider Chanel...
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    Re: NEW: Sisley - Izia For Women!

    Thanks for the heads-up, hednic. I keep watching this thread to see if anyone has tried it yet and their impressions. Will check the Sisley counter next sniffing trip downtown.
  10. Re: Which Cologne Bottle Designs Do You Think Are The Best - Regardless Of The Quality Of The Juice?

    There are so many gorgeous perfume bottles out there but the first consideration for me is ease and pleasure of handling and adequate spray function. My top bottles in those categories are the 75ml...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Good work!

    Also Chanel, yesterday I finished a 50ml bottle of edt.
  12. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    On third thought, no, not Jicky. It has to be Chant d'Arômes.
  13. Re: Is there a new gardenia perfume out there?

    The Ropion does sound wonderful.
  14. Re: Is there a new gardenia perfume out there?

    Thanks!

    I tried Jour Gardénia on my wrist and it retained that white petal aroma for a few hours. If anyone else does try it, please chime in. I didn't try the other Jours but now they are also on...
  15. No5 L'Eau: Chanel's answer to Dior J'Adore Eau Lumière?

    Today while downtown sniffing I chanced upon Dior J'Adore Eau Lumière. Didn't expect much but found it kind of pretty. It's a subtly blended diaphanous floral, light and airy, and I couldn't help...
  16. Re: Is there a new gardenia perfume out there?

    Worth a sniff, especially for white-floral fans!

    In No 5 I got the edt 100ml. The edt and parfum are my preferred concentrations and I still have plenty of parfum but I can use up the edt pretty...
  17. Re: Is there a new gardenia perfume out there?

    Today I checked out the suggestions locally available and am pretty sure the perfume detected in the bus and métro is Hermès Jour Gardénia. It's a very pretty white floral with identifiable gardenia...
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    Re: Today I Bought January 2017

    Regular maintenance: replenished No 5 edt.
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    Re: read this

    Chados, if you're referring to my post, lots of my memories throughout life are related to scent because for some reason, and I suspect like a lot of people here, I was an avid smeller from a very...
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    Re: read this

    Thanks for the link to the article. I'm glad I don't have cacosmia!!!

    I can remember smells from childhood and often think of them: for instance, one day in class in grade six when a class play...
  21. Re: Longest Lasting And Strongest Sandalwood For Men/Unisex?(EDP?)

    I have two sandalwood perfumes: Atelier Cologne Santal Carmin and Serge Lutens Santal Majuscule. The first is long lasting on me but kind of ethereal in nature, a somewhat "abstract" rendition of...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    They both look great!
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    Re: Most worn, not most loved

    I only wear perfumes I love.
  24. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    The next day and already I'm changng my mind. :D

    Instead if Shalimar, make that JICKY.
  25. Re: If you could only keep 4 frags from your collection what would you keep?

    Chanel No 5
    Chanel Cuir de Russie
    Mugler Angel Muse
    Shalimar
  26. Re: They say no perfume is worth more than $100

    Ingredients-shmedients. Perfume is my passion. When I buy perfume I am buying pleasure and the price I am willing to pay is directly related to the amount of pleasure I expect to get from that...
  27. Re: For fragrance collectors: What is your approach to buying fragrances?

    I'm not sure my answer qualifies because I'm not a collector, merely a user. My modus operandi could be called "old school." I only buy a perfume if I want to wear it for an indeterminate time,...
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    Re: Happy 2017

    Just my kind of year! :D Happy New Year, everyone!
  29. Re: Addicted: How I changed as a Perfume lover, 2016 a Year in Review - Fragrantica

    I do agree it's entirely possible to find exclellent perfumes at bargain prices. I have found several in thrift stores for $10.00 or less: Guerlain, Goutal, Dior, Chanel, Patou, etc. However if there...
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    Re: battle of the osmanthus

    Annick Goutal L'Île au Thé has come out since then.

    Notes found:
    bergamot, lemon, mandarine, petitgrain
    osmanths, hedione, freesia, white jasmine, neroli, tea (smoky, leathery)
    white musks,...
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    Re: In a Matter of Days

    Does anyone know what the price range will be?
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    Re: New No.5 Flanker Coming Sept. '16

    Totally agree, Chance is very evident.
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    Maybe it's your original bottle come back to you by a circuitous route! :D
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Looking back through this thread, regarding this watch I have a question: how many millmeters is it across? It appears to cover the whole wrist! Very bold look.
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    Re: New Year Perfume Resolutions (2017.)

    I don't know if this is a resolution or the lack of one but I will let perfume lead me where it may.
  36. Re: Stash : New unisex scent from Sarah Jessica Parker

    Looking forward to your impressions.
  37. Re: Stash : New unisex scent from Sarah Jessica Parker

    I haven't seen it in Montréal yet either. Canada may not be a priority.
  38. Re: Stash : New unisex scent from Sarah Jessica Parker

    Thanks to a generous mini from a dear friend, I was able to test it. To me it has a sort of "hippie vibe," and I suspect that was part of the intent. Definitely outside the box for a mass scent and I...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Thank you, hednic. Wear your own watches in the best of health.
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    I love seeing all the beautiful watches and often don't comment--namely because I'm speechless! I hope everyone is enjoying their timepieces and wearing them often.

    Just to participate, here is a...
  41. Re: Is there a new gardenia perfume out there?

    Thanks for the possibilities. Added ro the list.

    Narciso and Hermès are available locally. Paul Emilien, Bogue Profumo and Dusita would require more effort to obtain and sound lovely but I am...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Congrats, caz! No champagne but I will be lifting a glass of dry Tokay.
  43. Re: Is there a new gardenia perfume out there?

    Thanks, hednic. I am making a list of yours and any other suggestions offered, to follow up on. Great project to start the new year: find the gardenia!
  44. Is there a new gardenia perfume out there?

    Recently in public (on the bus or train) I have a couple of times smelled a delightful gardenia perfume and I was wondering if a house has recently come out with such a white floral. Short of asking...
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    Re: Christmas Fragrance: Two Questions

    1. Chanel Cuir de Russie edt
    2. Chanel Cuir de Russie edp

    (The gift card for the parfum I got earlier this week was from two years ago.)
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    Thanks, AB!
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    Thanks, purecaramel!
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    Re: Today I bought December 2016

    Chanel Cuir de Russie parfum, 15 ml. It was an acquisition with a gift card. In the Chanel boutique I was deciding between the parfum and the edp, either 75 or 200 ml. I decided on the parfum because...
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    Re: Christmas and The Holidays

    Although Youth Dew was the first to come to mind as a representative Christmas scent, Chanel no 5 and Cuir de Russie also say Christmas rro me. No 5 because it always seemed to appear under the tree...
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    Re: Accessible?

    :D LOL--some of my favourite notes are in that list!

    Accessible to me means I can hop on the bus and in 20 minutes be downtown buying it. The acquisition aspect of accessible stands out to me...
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    Re: Mugler Cuir Impertinent

    "Sweet" is not the same to everyone and in the case of Cuir Impertinent I would call it "soft," a subdued leather with no rough edges like some leather scents can have. I find it very pleasant and...
  52. Re: How many mls of your favourite fragrance do you have in stock?

    Right now my favourite is Chanel Cuir de Russie and I have been wearing it fairly regularly. On hand are 100 ml of edt left in the 200 ml bottle, plus about 12 ml of edt in minis and samples and...
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    Re: New No.5 Flanker Coming Sept. '16

    I have not smelled Chance Eau Tendre bit I definitely get an echo of Chance itself in L'Eau.
  54. Re: Why do Women Get the Best, Most

    The atomizer next to the 4711 bottle looks nice. I like the colour coordination. Agreed that bottles used for perfumes marketed to women seem to be given more elaborate designs on the whole but I...
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    Re: Christmas and The Holidays

    I think Youth Dew is very festive. Smells like Christmas to me and, as a result of this thread, I just ran and put some on! :D
  56. Re: Jean-Paul Guerlain to release new fragrances under My Exclusive Collection

    Thanks so much for the update. I've been wondering how that project is coming along. It's not clear to me from M. Guerlain's website if the new J-P Guerlain is affiliated with the company or is a new...
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    Re: What to do with awful perfume

    Life is too short to waste on awful perfume. Every moment spent on it is time not spent enjoyng a perfume you love. I agree with the charity thrift store route. What's awful to you may work for...
  58. Re: Scents you would wear more if you could dial them down a notch?

    24 Faubourg seems to be inherently "loud." I like the notes but no matter how little I put on, even one drop, it seems to "shout." I have the edt and the extrait and they both do this. As a result I...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    May it prove a good investment!
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    Re: Opinion on discounts

    I love a bargain and I am a local store buyer. It is possible to get discounts in local stores if you keep in touch concerning the galas, special sale days and special events. While some brands don't...
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    Re: Lets Talk Watches

    Thanks for the link, hednic. The show must have been a fascinating experience. Were you tempted by anything there? Your anniversary present is a hard act to follow! It's always interesting to me to...
  62. Re: If you had to wear only 1 perfume house for the rest of your life...

    I could probably go with Chanel.
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    Re: mugler les exceptions

    I have Chyprissme and Cuir Impertinent and agree the quality is fine. The Chyprissme is almost empty and due for a refill. I intend to explore Oriental Express a bit more as well.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    What a lovely gift for your wife, hednic. The Lalique style and craftsmanship are unmistakable.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Another thrift-store mini, Sisley Soir de Lune. Much beloved by bears, it appears...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    In a thrift store I found this cute little 10ml mini of Miss Dior edt in the bottle with the houndstooth paper label, still good. It may be from the 1980s or before. Ah, nostalgia... The moose likes...
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    Re: NYC Shopping Trip: Gloating Thread

    So many wonderful perfume places in NY and wonderful perfume people! Thanks for sharing the experience.

    Another voice here recommending a Bergdorf's visit. In fact--do not miss it!
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Congrats, caz! Three hours of happy anticipation on the way and three hours of happy satisfaction on the way back!
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Liz B, thank you! I will enjoy it. This is my third purchase of Angel Muse! It's very nice indeed. And also wishing you enjoyment of the nice and varied array of new acquisitions!
  70. Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie EdT, reformulated ?

    Love to hear your impressions added to those above. It appears opinions vary on the edp, depending on preferences for certain notes, but I can honestly say that when testing it in the store there...
  71. Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie EdT, reformulated ?

    I have CDR edt purchased about a year ago, which is somewhat floral but has a nice soft leather throughout as well. I tested the edp recently and found it more leathery and less floral and I liked it...
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    Re: You Really Have to be Committed...

    Therese19, your thread title is perfect!

    At that price--maybe if it was extrait...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Thank you, caz and Anastasia B. Yes, they are very generous at the Mugler counter and they keep in contact with their customers, without being pushy. I can't wait to hear more about Stash.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2016

    Congrats on the beautiful purchases, all! Last night I went to the Hudson's Bay gala, specifically to replenish Angel Muse. In a room away from the main floor Mugler put on a special presentation...
  75. Re: "Panty-dropping perfumes" : article in today's Sunday Times

    Any perfume article that starts with a reference to perfumery way back in early Egyptian times I do not read.
  76. Re: Looking for a Gourmand for my girlfriend

    +3 for Angel Muse! A very easy to wear gourmand, more subdued than Angel and with more of a development. It starts out with some Angel-like notes but the drydown goes in its own yummy direction.
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    I have skin-tested the new Beige edp. I was an avid Beige wearer when it first came out. Since then it has been changed a couple of times. For a while it lost some of its middle notes (my favourite...
  78. Re: When did Chanel stop making the plastic refillable canister bottles?

    I bought a refillable canister of No 5 edt in September and this option existed for some of the other Chanel fragrances as well on the store shelf.
  79. Re: What is your signature scent, or your favorite scent?

    I like the concept of a "signature perfume brand." Much easier to achieve and with brands I can narrow it down to three or four, whereas with only one scent it's much more difficult.
  80. Re: Please suggest some decent black/pink pepper scents

    Atelier cologne Poivre Électrique. PEPPER!!!

    Notes:
    bitter orange, black pepper, pink pepper
    incense, pimento leaf, Turkish rose absolue
    myrrh, sandalwood, cedarwood
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    Re: Le Jardin Retrouve

    Looking forward to your impressions, Prince Barry. This line used to be available in Montréal but not for decades now. Their Cuir de Russie was the signature scent of a work colleague of mine and I...
  82. Re: Folks at Work Complaining about Stench....

    When I saw the title of this thread I thought it was going to concern complaints about your perfume but it turned out okay by being about cleaning products! :D Yes, very curious what they are using....
  83. Re: What is your signature scent, or your favorite scent?

    About a year ago I was auditioning Cuir Impertinent, which did not reach signature status. Many perfumes of different types have passed under the bridge since then and these days it happens another...
  84. Re: New Study : Over one-third of Americans report health problems from fragranced products.

    I don't believe it.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Two favourites! Looking forward to your impressions.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    CC, no need to yet as I still have four bottles waiting in the wings! :D Are you a fan of Eau de Charlotte? It's not very discussed.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Latest, Eau de Charlotte edt 100 ml:
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    Considerably different, imo, Oriane. Gardénia is well known not to smell like gardenia and it also does not smell like tuberose, as some perfumes claiming to be gardenia do. To tell the truth, I...
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    I tested some of the edps along with cazaubon but only three on skin. There is still a lot of serious testing needed because it's hard to tell about the most important drydown without wearing the...
  90. Re: Do you bring your perfume with you when you go out?

    I personally believe that attention-seeking behaviour by putting on perfume is a good thing.
  91. Re: Do you bring your perfume with you when you go out?

    Yes. I got some 5ml spray sample vials for carrying perfume. I carry the one I'm wearing for touch ups. Being able to refresh late in the afternoon--whether you need more or not--is a great lift at a...
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    Re: How far do you spray?

    It depends on the fragrance. For example: Chanel No 5 edt, 3-4 inches; Youth Dew, about 12 inches. Each fragrance seems to have its own optimal distance and knowing what it is becomes instinctive...
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    Re: I am starting a new blog

    It was a self-imposed criterion.
  94. Re: Stash : New unisex scent from Sarah Jessica Parker

    I remember that passage in the book as well and am impressed that SJP persisted in finding a way to produce the perfume she wanted. I look forward to smelling it.
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel EDPs

    My guess is any SAs who try that will be out on their tushy. :D
  96. Re: Any fragrance houses you hate / refuse to wear?... and why?

    I basically stick to half a dozen brands I like and ignore about 98% of the rest of the industry. Most of it is indifference or exorbitant prices or feeling overwhelmed by the proliferation of brands...
  97. Re: So how would you handle this? Please be honest

    A bad bottle happens a few times a month? Is this a normal rate for most companies?
  98. Re: Back Again - Manhattan Meetup || Sep 25 2016 || Double the fun

    Classics! Enjoy! I'm a little confused about the concept of a perfume shop with a Thai food aspect. How do the two come to be together?
  99. Re: Back Again - Manhattan Meetup || Sep 25 2016 || Double the fun

    What did you all end up getting?
  100. Re: Chanel Cuir de Russie EDP and Reformulation

    My goodness, that sounds like some drastic changes!
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