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    Chasing Your Holy Grail Like An Obsession!

    A long time ago I asked the community for help in finding my holy grail. A "fume" I had been chasing FOR YEARS! I thought I had finally found it in Galimard Brindille and announced it loudly. It was...
  2. Thread: Sorry

    by Beebee
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    Re: Sorry

    Hugs to you! After going through the server change mess that happened those many years ago that must have caused you nothing but ulcers, the forum being down for a little bit is NOTHING! Take as many...
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    Re: Help with a Perfume from the 90s

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    Bill Blass Nude? Bottle kind of a squished J'adore. Timing is right.
  4. Re: 'Masculine' women's perfume recommendation for teenager

    Tabac Original By Maurer & Wirtz would be my suggestion but I love L'aura vert's idea of the discovery set from Sephora. Great idea!
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    Re: Fragrance suggestion

    L'Artisan Ananas Fizz. Delightfully young at heart and fruit-a-licious!
  6. Thread: Your favourite

    by Beebee
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    Re: Your favourite

    Right now, Byredo Bal d'Afrique. Truly, I have a lot of choices, and so many options fit every little bill I have... But on those days of indecision, of which I have many, Bal d'Afrique always comes...
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    Re: Help me find what I'm looking for

    Ralph Lauren - Lauren
  8. Re: Which of your perfumes has the highest sillage?

    One of my favs from years ago. BILL BLASS' NUDE. Still available (google it) and ready for its overdue comeback! BEST SILLAGE EVER. SO GOOD I SIMPLY HAVE TO TYPE IT IN ALL CAPS!

    Edit to add: Also,...
  9. Re: Stunning Perfume In An Orange Box - Any Ideas As To Which Perfume It Could Be ?

    Older than 2 years but Bond #9 Little Italy could be a contender. Don't normally think of it having a large sillage but that can be influenced by the spritzer, so... maybe? Large orange box as I...
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    Re: Cold Weather Fragrances

    I have been sneaking in spritzes of my new Le Labo Santal 33 which I picked up fresh brewed in Toronto this summer. Oh, it's lovely.
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    Re: Don't Spritz When You're Drunk

    Uh oh... I feel a smell-off coming on and I am on my 3rd glass of wine. Why???? Whhhhhyyyyyyyyy?????????
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    Re: Don't Spritz When You're Drunk

    I am so glad I am not alone!
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    Don't Spritz When You're Drunk

    Ever done that? I have ruined my joy of a few favorites because I decided, in the ripe of a lovely wine bliss, that a "test/comparison" must happen.

    12 hours later: I felt like crap.

    And,...
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    Re: Your Favorite Pushy Broads

    Dzing! She's my pushy broad. She's so pushy I generally keep her at home, all to myself.
  15. Re: Fragrance Flashback....30 Years ago I was wearing????

    This takes me back...

    Antonia's Flowers
    Cristalle edt
    L'air du Temps
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    Re: 20 Years Ago I Was Wearing.

    Haven't posted in a looooong time. Hi All!!

    Bill Blass Nude. God I loved it. Wore it for yeeeaaaaaars.
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    Re: your favorite discontinued frags

    Adolfo. Frances Denney. Fortunately I can still find it occasionally on ebay and the likes, and if it has been well cared for it still smells utterly divine.
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    Re: mystery perfume help needed

    Twolf nailed the logo. 24335
  19. Thread: Welcome Home!

    by Beebee
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    Re: Welcome Home!

    Ah, there really is no place like home!
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    Re: SOTD—Friday, May 10, 2013

    My old new favorite on this stunning Seattle spring day.... Chanel Cristalle EdP.
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    Re: Girls, please help me pick a fragrance!

    Ooh, I might think to take advantage of the reissue of Ananas Fizz from L'Artisan. It's light and bright and perfect for summer.
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    Re: Anyone else giving up on "vintage"?

    So I am slowly ambling down the 3rd of way too many long aisles of antiques in a gigantic antique mall when my eyes fall upon a tray made up of many little segments covered in fake velvet that may...
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    Re: The best jasmine perfume

    Agreed. Soliflore at its best really. It is joy... and it is sorrow... all in one. Jubal mentioned an "overwhelming" and a "depression"... a beautiful description, really... And, lest we forget its...
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    Re: The best jasmine perfume

    Sugandaraja, isn't that the truth!? HA!! Tuberose has the same affect on me. Just a little, please. Make me want it more by never giving me enough!

    Another thought I just had about a nice jasmine...
  25. Re: hello! i got a serious sweet tooth lately! :D Would you name your favourite foody vanilla perfum

    Laura Mercier has some really lovely desserts, a Creme de Brulee and a Vanille that'll make your sweet tooth come to attention and freakin' salute you in anticipation! Easy to sample at your local...
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    Re: The best jasmine perfume

    I echo Suganddaraja on Love and Tears. Absolute dead ringer for fresh jasmine right off the vine. The odd thing is, when you wear it you expect it to kick down some notches as time goes on. No such...
  27. Re: A desperate call for help!! Cristalle is no longer Cristalle on my skin. Need a change.

    A 2nd to ChickenFreak's rec of Chanel No19 Poudre. I have been a Cristalle lover since it first came out. Wore it almost exclusively through college. I am not as enamored with either of the...
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    Re: Alzheimer’s Nose

    Fascinating. Thank you for sharing this.
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    Re: help identifing a perfume

    You nailed it. Lily Prune Fizzy Tea. Check ebay.
    http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y37/nanab/140.jpg
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    Re: Most amazing fragrance... ever!

    The one fragrance I know that has giant sillage and could fill up a bus... and actually kind of sounds like what you are talking about is Oscar de la Renta. I would grab a spritz of that and your...
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    Re: What is the most sublime perfume?

    "Sublime: Lofty, grand or exalted in thought, expression or manner - of outstanding spiritual, intellectual or moral worth - tending to inspire awe because of elevated quality" - thanks Webster
    ...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Thanks Orobas and knit at nite! Oh the joy!!

    "La belle" is mon adoree!
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Look who knocked on my door today!!! I immediately took her out to the deck, for a drink of course... and a little small talk. I am pleased to report that we got along quite well. She was everything...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Thanks Seattlelight. You're a swee' pea! I am pretty sure this mystery wouldn't have been solved or been near as much fun, both in the search and most definitely in the discovery, without all of you...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Hi Lenalcs and welcome! I wish I had some answers for you but I can't find anything about the fragrance you're looking for. To reach the most people here I would start a new thread. Also, if you can...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    I don't know. I just did a quick search of Molinard, Galimard and Fragronard and they are all Houses named for people. So the "ard" may be used like, for example, "field" is here in the States, i.e....
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Seriously... I am drooling... thank you!
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Firehorse said: My dad smoked a pipe and he died when I was little. Every now and then I get a whiff of it by someone passing by. I don't remember him much anymore, but when I get that smell its 1975...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Awww... this is just the lovliest thing ever. I am beaming for you.
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Thanks Quarry! The samples I received from Galimard are pretty nice samples. Ample samples! I have been so stuck on the Brindille I ordered from them (not included in the sample pack) I haven't been...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Thanks Twolf. You know, I almost gave up... or maybe I should say, gave in. I actually tracked the sister down. (Gotta love the internet!) I had an email typed up and ready to send to her. But I...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    I literally must have tried 100's of fragrances. Thank God for TPC... Not an endorsement, just the truth. As I tried more and more I realized it had to have jasmine. I was even willing to live with a...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Foustie:"What a fantastic story. Do you like it as much now as you did then?"

    YES! I recall being a little sad when Perfume_Addict pointed out the real possibility that my "50-something" nose...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    After 41 years.... I FOUND IT!!!!!!!

    Drum roll please... Galimard Brindille.

    I have to credit someone on Basenotes because I had been looking at Bridille for a while but figured with all the...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3rd Sept. 2011

    Haven't posted in a while. Today I am sporting the lovely Brindille by Galimard. Just received it and a sample pack from Galimard and I am looking forward to a very fun week of sniffing and exploring!
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    Re: Bond No. 9 - suggestions?

    How old is Mom??? I feel I am probably close to her age and feel good about echoing what's been said already. Chinatown and Little Italy are my 2 faves! Chinatown has... shall I say... an "oomph" to...
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    Re: What perfume would a mistress wear?

    See now... I would go with BNo9 Chinatown. Gritty, sexy, buttery, spicy... and sticks around a long time because it knows how to.

    :-O
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    Re: Which scent would you wear if...

    a dinner? Chanel Bel Respiro
    movies? nothing -- Someone is always wearing something obnoxious, to my nose. I never want to be that someone to someone else.
    a concert? EL White Jasmine Moss ...
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    Re: Worst perfume ads of all time?

    OK... A little off the exact topic... but I cannot let the newcomers to Basenotes miss out on one of the greatest responses to a topic starter, EVER, here at Basenotes, as long as I have been here.
    ...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    B is for my new love, Bel Respiro, by Chanel.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    Dawn by Sarah Jessica Parker.

    Love it because it reminds me of what a new white Mac smells like when you open it for the first time. Scary, this nose of mine!
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    Babe... ! by Faberge
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game

    M is for Miss Dior Cherie!
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    Re: So far in your perfumed life...

    Bill Blass Nude. Only bottle of juice I went through 3 times... yes count 'em... 3 times! Gawd, I loved that fragrance. Still do.

    Still have a back-up too, you know, just in case. :-)
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    Re: Seeking for different type summer scent

    Gosh, I'd go have a sniff of Guerlain Herba Fresca. Upon reading your description it is the first one that popped into my head!
  56. Thread: Surprises

    by Beebee
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    Re: Surprises

    Oh, you really must try Dzing. It's all the good parts of "horsie" with all the bad parts left out. To me it's just leather and sweet smokey. It smells like it has an old soul to me.

    One of my BIG...
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    Re: The Death of Jean Patou 1000

    I was in college in the early 70's, strongly independent and glad I was not coming of age in the same world that my mother did. I wore Chanel Cristalle the moment it came out in '74 at the ripe age...
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    Fragrance Collision

    Fragrance Collision:

    #1: Antonia’s Flowers Sogni del Mare

    &

    #2: The “New” L’Interdit

    COLLISION COMMENT: Whoa. Dang. Breathtaking...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Awww Leesee... Me too.

    Even if I am disappointed in "its" new formulation, or "its" discontinued-ness... I have been seeking it for just about 40 years and I am ready for this hunt to end. I have...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Oh goody! Thank you for more recs. I have ordered samples of Calandre and L'Interdit. I have tried Ma Griffe but not "Y". I'll have to hunt around for that.

    Thanks everyone. I'll report back as...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    OMG!!! I thought missed your post somehow but I think I was actually just swayed by other's reviews. I need to stop being swayed. Thank you for poking me!

    I can report that I have just now...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Well, wow. I think Chamade is the closest I have ever gotten to my search for this frag. THANK YOU, Helg, for the recommendation! My sample arrived from TPC yesterday and I was so excited! I have...
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    Re: Best/worst name of a perfume?

    I have read through all of these posts and if I missed this one then I apologize...

    WORST:

    Paris Hilton's Can Can.

    Mostly because someone here asked: "Has anyone here had a chance to smell...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Hi Helg. Thank you so much for the suggestion. I just ordered a sample from The PC and I cannot wait to see if this is it. I'll be sure to report back my findings! Thanks again!
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Thank you all so much for your help and suggestions. Perfume Addict, I certainly understand that it may not smell the same to my older nose. Bummer. But, Le De is really not even near what I am...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Thank you so much for the suggestions! I did have a vintage sample of Le De and while lovely, it is not it. I may hunt around for the Caron Infini but by the reviews I am reading I don't think that...
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    Re: DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Asha, thank you! I thought I had checked it out already but maybe not. I'll give Diorella a try.

    Lushsoup... thank you too! I thought it might be "Le De" too and I am so sure I already ordered a...
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    DETECTIVES NEEDED: Help Me, Please!

    Hi All,

    I need your help.

    Since 1971, I have been searching for a fragrance that the sister of my boyfriend wore in high school. Don't be disturbed by the "high school" reference, please. While...
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    Re: Two silly and unrelated questions

    BINGO! Dianthus comes in many smells, all having a similiar theme. Some are cool and eerily fresh (aka Bellodgia) while others are light and some are even very spicy and peppery. The flowers come in...
  70. Re: He says floor wax. (Chinatown) What makes that scent?

    I have always claimed that Chinatown reminds me of being at a summer carnival after it's been around for a week or so. I never associated it with stale nuts until now! What a revelation! Toss on to...
  71. Thread: Comfort scent

    by Beebee
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    Re: Comfort scent

    Ligne St. Barth Vanille during any sad or chilly winter day. Actually, comes in handy on happy days too. My comfort scent royale for Fall, WInter and early Spring. It wraps me in slightly burnt sugar...
  72. Re: Do you ever get cravings for frags from your youth?

    Yes and I just indulged by buying it! Chanel Cristalle EDP. Loved it but it was slightly different than back in my college days. Then I realized it was the EDT that came out in '74 when I was a...
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    Re: List your Fav. Blogs!

    "Bois de Jasmin" is always wonderful. Link: http://boisdejasmin.typepad.com/
  74. Thread: Haiku Contest

    by Beebee
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    Re: Haiku Contest

    Root of the oud tree
    Smoky aphrodisiac
    Lucky scent for Fall

    ;-)
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    Re: Hallowe'en Haiku Contest

    Oops. Will repost in other thread. Sorry.
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    Re: Smells Like Vegetables

    What a great thread!

    I get the cilantro note, green and earthy from Little Italy by Bond No.9. It always reminds me of being at an outdoor farmers market at the hottest point of the day. Yum....
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    Re: Eclectic fragrance?

    Perhaps we could say that an eclectic fragrance would be one that, while it is considered by most to be surprisingly unusual in its notes, comes to balance itself beautifully upon a person who's...
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    Re: CB I Hate Perfume

    OMG! I have Burning Leaves and I LOVE IT!!!! Now that Fall is approaching I am truly looking forward to pulling it out as a staple. I only use it in September, October and November. I am...
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    Re: what did you wear in the 90's?

    Bill Blass' Nude. From '92 up until about '96 I wore it exclusively. Still love it to this day but wear it very rarely.
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    Re: Yes, I'd Love Some Cheese With This Whine

    I am quite sad about this phenomena. I guess I understand the allergy thing and the "save the plant from extinction" thing.... but a beautiful history of scent and fragrance ... and allure and depth...
  81. Re: looking for something that smells '70's - in a good way

    Adolfo was one of my favorites. Smelled it on a co-worker and once I found out what it was I stole it completely. Wore it for several years exclusively. Fresh, lovely, big in a '70's kind of way but...
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    Re: Where my fragrances live

    Ahh Quarry... absolutely loved your tour. I want to come over for a visit!
  83. Re: telltale signs you've purchased a previously opened / used fragrance

    Interesting question! I bought my first grown-up Chanel No5 from a store in the Northwest KNOWN for their service and extremely liberal return policy. I was very surprised to get it home, after the...
  84. Re: The Estee Lauder counter - surprised from the late 60's/70's

    LOVE! LOVE! LOVE!... Azuree Soleil. Beautiful, light, sensual, beachy without being suntan-oil beachy. And oddly, just when you think it is long gone, you catch a whiff... what a lovely surprise!
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    Re: your favourite light spring female fragrance?

    Well, I probably sound like a broken record but I gotta go with L'Artisan Ananas Fizz. Sparkly, fresh and not sickly sweet. Mmmmmm. Also, while it's kind of "old n' in the way" I pull out D&G Light...
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    Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    My cheapie favorite is Body Shop Pink Pepper. Sweet and peppery and incense-y... YUM! So far, my favorite expensive is L'Artisan Fleur de Narcisse. Uber-YUM! :-)
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    Re: Nostalgic Scents?

    When I was young and limber I used to ski a lot. Ah, the slopes of Mt. Hood provided many a winter of great skiing. One day, flying down a hill on my new skis that I got for Christmas I spied a blue...
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    Re: APRIL!!! What did you buy?

    Hee hee... mine too! ;-o
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    Re: Let's play a game!

    Bvlgari Voile de Jasmin.

    How's about....Bernard Chant?
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    Re: APRIL!!! What did you buy?

    First it was a quick turn-around to New York for a sniff or two at Aedes because I love that place. Then I winged it to Paris where I stopped in it at Caron to replace a few urn scents I have been...
  91. Thread: Fresh colognes

    by Beebee
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    Re: Fresh colognes

    L'Artisan Ananas Fizz is my go to citrus. Totally lively, it is truly one of the freshest scents out there.
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    Re: Funny Confessions

    Gawd!!! Yes Tinker!!! My funny secret confession is that I love Original Old Spice.... AND (I can't EVEN believe I am writing this...) Brut Deodorant. I own both... and usually wear them around the...
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    Re: Mitsouko - is my nose defective?

    You have no problem! Welcome to my world! I am not a Mitsouko expert but I can tell you this: Tried it once, hated it. Tried it again, hated it. Tried it again, spritzed too much and hated it a lot,...
  94. Thread: fruity floral

    by Beebee
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    Re: fruity floral

    Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom with a bit of her Vintage Gardenia blended on a wrist is pure magic. Fruity-floral and beyond!
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    Re: Hi! I had my baby and I'm back!

    OMG!!! She is adorable! Congratulations!!!
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    Re: Help in identifying a fragrance...

    CLEAN Ultimate or CLEAN Provence. Both VERY soapy. Sephora has them. Go on a siff-a-thon there and I'll bet you will find it!
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    Re: List of Do-Not-Wear Fragrances for Work

    "super sillers"??? LOL!!!!
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    Re: Musk for daily wear

    The Body Shop has some great lighter musks. Perfect for daily wear and they won't break the bank!
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    Re: Shalini - your opinions please

    I adore Shalini. I have been under her spell for over a year! It is in my top 5 and will be forever. Aedes had samples last time I looked. They say they just give you a drop but my sample was more...
  100. Thread: Pronunciation

    by Beebee
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    Re: Pronunciation

    Taolady... what a very cool site for pronunciation help. Thanks for passing it along!
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