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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Thank you, cazaubon, Trilby Lark and ClockworkAlice for the comments. Two bottles would be great. Unless one wants to invest in two expensive bottles, for refilling you usually have to wait until the...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Is there such a thing as an Interim Report? If so, today I was shocked to note that the Cuir Impertinent purchased 3-1/2 weeks ago is half finished! I believe it's 80ml. At that rate if I want to...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bklow and speckmann0706, get well soon!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Excellent use of a bar!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Also wearing the same as yesterday, Cuir Impertinent, with a top-up of Angel Muse.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wearing Cuir Impertinent for a dinner party because it is subtle (and I love it).
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    I use it the same way, if talking distinctly of the liquid in the bottle, almost like a technical term for the liquid only. I would not likely use it interchangeably with concept words like perfume,...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Still wearing Chanel No 22 and I suspect it’s a kind of anniversary thing because of associating it with snowy and cold December like it was the first tine I smelled it.
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    He got that right. It certainly outlasted postwar fashion trends!
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    Re: The writing instruments thread

    Nice to see a thread on writing instruments. I can’t speak for every model of Montblanc but I use a Meisterstück 144 in Fine and a 146 in Medium and find them excellent writers.

    For many years I...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Thank you, TL. Three cheers for repeated wears! Please tell that young lady to try a bit of No 22 with that mink.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The name even sounds warm!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    A bit of a copycat here. Trilby Lark reminded me of Chanel No 22, which I haven’t worn in ages.

    First smelled 22’s divine aroma at the age of 11, on a lady in a fur coat, as my dad and I were...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Thanks for the thought! Agreed on Cuir de Russie, including the part about signature scent. I have been resisting it because I resent the price but to be honest it has the best drydown of any perfume...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cuir Impertinent with a shot of Angel Muse, because the idea just popped up and—it’s beautiful! :thumbsup: If anyone else decides to try it, please share your impressions.
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    Re: A Tribute for deceased members.

    Such a shame. My condolences. I remember that occasion as well, in a café in Greenwich Village on a summer day. A very lovely lady.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    How nice! Thanks, Bavard. I agree it's a great thread. Most of the time there is a reason for wearing a particular perfume, even if it's "just because…" (That's why I'm wearing Cuir Impertinent...
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    Re: Does vintage and artisanal spoil you?

    This is my take also, especially as the main members of IFRA are the producers of proprietary aromachemicals.

    https://ifrafragrance.org/about-ifra/membership
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    Re: Does vintage and artisanal spoil you?

    Not spoiled. I accept (after a long internal struggle) that the perfume industry today is a totally different one from what it was in the past century.

    To allay despair my now adopted philosophy...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Back to Cuir Impertinent because the one-day Beige detour is over.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    They claim the same here, TL, that Beige is one of the most popular, along with Coromandel I understand.

    "Strict inventory control"—music to my ears! Congrats on the undertaking. I'm trying to...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Beige parfum. Just got feeling of missing it.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Wow! Three at once—good job!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    That’s exactly how long I wear a perfume! Still in Cuir Impertinent.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Good strategy for a scent one loves!
  26. Re: New to Basenotes but collecting for a while....

    Welcome, chad_721! That is a very deep and touching motivation for turning to fragrance. I have not experienced anything like what you describe but can attest to the haven of perfume as therapy in...
  27. Re: And another Aramis post , a gift set has arrived.

    That is a very nice Aramis gift set. Congrats! You don’t see gift sets with hair brushes and combs these days and they look like quality implements. That brush is a classic men’s oval club brush....
  28. Re: Two Latest Muglers from Rainbow Colors Colection - Blow it Up & Heal Your Mind!

    Highly agreeable price! Here’s hoping the scents are as satisfactory.
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Hednic, when you get a chance to wear these, would greatly appreciate your impressions. AFAIK they’re not available here yet.
  30. Re: Two Latest Muglers from Rainbow Colors Colection - Blow it Up & Heal Your Mind!

    Thanks, hednic, for the heads up. I’ll be following this thread; always interested in new Mugler creations.
  31. Re: Article: Barneys explores bankruptcy filing

    I hear you. Not much of a sale. One would think they would price like online prices to ensure moving the stock out.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The scent of heady white flowers wafting on the cold air can be sublime. Enjoy!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cuir Impertinent. Watching a football game today and football goes with leather. That’s a special reason for today as I’ve been wearing it for a while anyway.
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    Did you get anything at the sale?
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Rose and leather sounds like a nice combination, N.CAL FR. How do you like it?




    Congrats, caz! The notes I saw on this sound wonderful.
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    Thanks for the photos, N.CAL FR. Sad...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Thank you, CA. And just as beautiful as it was in the old bottle. (You never know.) The juice is darker than shown in photos on the internet. The container in the fountain emptied during filling of...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cuir Impertinent, because it was time to inaugurate the new bottle! (As opposed to wearing it yesterday from the purse-size atomizer and the day before finishing the last drops from the old bottle.)
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Thanks, N.CAL and freewheelingvagabond!

    And fwv, enjoy your Iris de Nuit. Lovely!
  40. Re: Would this have been a bottle for a specific maker or is just an "aftermarket bottle" ?

    Very pretty. It us a generic travel bottle made to put your own perfume in it. I once received one from a colleague as a souvenir of her trip. Should clean up nicely with a little non-abrasive silver...
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Thank you, TL!
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    Re: Today I bought November 2019

    Congrats, everyone, on the new acquisitions!

    Back in business with a Cuir Impertinent refill. The empty bottle happily coincided with a promotional event resulting in GWPs of a 10 ml travel size...
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    Re: Fragrance destination

    Stick to Grasse.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Thank you, caz! I’m looking forward to it. There are apparently also some mysterious GWP goodies involved in the event.




    Scent twins! It is a beautiful leather. Where will you get it...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Thanks, N.CAL.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Thank you, ClockworkAlice. Yes, very lucky to have backup.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Mugler Cuir Impertinent finished and I am still wearing it. But not to worry: there is a handy little 8ml purse size to tide me over until Thursday when the bottle is to be refilled.

    112646
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    Re: Le Baiser Du Dragon...

    It was on display recently in Holt Renfrew Ogilvy and the SA said it is being discontinued again.
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    Re: The House that you wore this week

    I’ve been wearing Mugler Cuir Impertinent for five days and expect to continue wearing it through the coming week. I like the idea of settling into a house for a good while.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    It was never in doubt!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    The photo has a still-life-painting effect by pairing the Habit Rouge bottles with classic shaving paraphernalia. Nice!

    I am wearing Cuir Impertinent because it’s been really working well but...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Cuir Impertinent. It’s like wearing an invisible soft leather jacket.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    A cheerful array, lots of colour!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Conductor and soloist—YES! :D
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Only on basenotes is the concept of wearing a house perfectly normal! :D

    I am back in Mon Guerlain because my hand grabbed it before I could zero in on the Cuir Impertinent I have been wearing.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Panthère is probably addressing the crowd right now! “The reason I have called you all here today...”

    Nice work cut out for you for November, fanny!
  57. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Tricky indeed. My preference would be to get rid of those categories too.That's why I qualified my suggestion with "If we must…"
  58. Re: Still making Basenotes Awesomer / more info / cake sale / new BN Plus

    Grant, I hope your child’s health is improving.

    I’d like to second some of the suggestions above, like not too heavy on the commercial looking visuals; an uncluttered look with white space around...
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    Oh, so that’s what those little bottles are there for... Thanks, LiveJazz!
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    Where is your swap list? I can't find it.
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    Indeed! Possibly hang on to the Sous le Vent until after you've spent some time with Twilly Poivre—just a thought...
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    What were the two you eliminated to make room for the newcomers? I like Terre d'Hermès Vétiver too. A lot of the scents you have kept, TL, are among my favourites.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Yay! Fragrance twins! :D
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    I'm not much into pairing perfume with seasons or weather but oh, boy, Cuir Impertinent sure goes great with the dark clouds, rain and blustery wind blowing the leaves off the trees—even though I am...
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    Re: Mugler Cuir Impertinent

    I test wore Alien Man for a couple of days and decided it seemed too much like a traditional vintage fougère “men’s cologne” for me. Did not get much of a leather vibe but a vegetal one from the...
  66. Re: Large Bottle Sizes You Were Not Aware Your Fragrances Came In!

    I would buy this, because one can't have too much Eau du Coq, although help would be required in decanting from it. I once bought a 500 ml of Cologne du Parfumeur, which turned out to be admittedly...
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    Re: I did it! I purged my collection.

    Congrats, TL! The ones you have kept are gems.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Very descriptive reason with an image of the comparative perfume structures.

    Wearing Cuir Impertinent because I've had leather on the mind for a few days now. I really don't find this scent...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Wishing your wife many fragrant days! The one I’m also keen to try is Intense, when it gets to town.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Mon Guerlain edp because if the perfume fits, wear it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th October, 2019

    A great combo! Congrats!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chant d’Arômes called out from the closet: “Wear me, wear me!”
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th October, 2019

    Thank you, PerfumedLady! Yes, having finally gotten over what Chant d’Arômes is not, I can now enjoy what it is. Enjoy your Mitsouko day!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 26th October, 2019

    Hope you're feeling well enough to enjoy the party, ClockworkAlice. The creative birthday presents you exchange with your friend sound demanding, with great rewards! Bravo!

    Moving from Mon...
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    Re: House of Caron

    Hopefully some of that smoothness and roundness might emerge over time if the juice is left to develop for a couple of years.
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    Post scriptum: My canary came over for tea and upon entering exclaimed “Oh, what a beautiful perfume!” One canary point for Mon Guerlain!
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very nice selection. I love a leather note.
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    Re: NOT Perfumes Discussion thread

    Thanks for the descriptions, junior_surgeon. The price does not seem unreasonable if these are extraits. It was nice to see birch tar featured. I’d like to test these and will if the opportunity...
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    Re: Do you have a canary?

    Nice concept. Hadn’t really thought of it quite that way before but I sort of do. A friend of mine is very sensitive to a lot of mainstream perfumes, which is mostly what I wear. When meeting up I...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Thank you, freewheelingvagabond, for the nice comnent!



    Now that’s one dramatic display and very timely to the season! It must have been great fun creating that photo.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Welcome to the thread and congrats, epapsiou!
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Thank you, teardrop and ClockworkAlice, for the photo comments!
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Thanks, Quarry!
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    Thank you, ClockworkAlice! Checked back and this one was purchased August 20th—about two months. I’ve been wearing it a lot. The recent purchase was the new bee bottle.
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    On a beautiful autumn day, finishing Mon Guerlain edp 100ml, my third bottle. No worries, a new refillable bee bottle of same is waiting in the wings.

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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Agree 100%!
  87. Re: Letter from Elizabeth Arden to Ed Strobl Sr., Perfumer at the Albert Verley Co.

    Very sweet letter. Thank you! Mémoire Chérie was a beautiful, rich aldehydic floral. I wore it for some time before it was discontinued. There must be lots of interesting things to read in that...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Congrats on passing the exam!

    Mon Guerlain edp because I’ve really been enjoying the drydown.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

    Happy Thanksgiving, Canadians!

    Mon Guerlain edp for me on a mild and sunny autumn day.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Now I’m wearing Chergui again because, as previously noted, it might be addictive.
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    Re: House of Caron

    What indeed? It is looking like the new owners who recently purchased Caron are finding evidence of neglect of the brand over some years. I always had the impression that Caron was an afterthought to...
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Happy Birthday, Cigar Guy! Many fragrant returns.
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    Re: Three little packages....

    They all sound great, kewart, and at a good deal. Congrats! Your enjoyment can be felt across rhe miles. Sounds like a truly fragrant Holiday season ahead!
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Bravo, TL! You smell great.

    Wearing Mon Guerlain, because I missed it. Superb vanilla+ drydown (if you like that sort of thing).
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    Re: Masculine Hazelnut fragrance?

    Another vote for Angel Muse edp. Outstanding hazelnut note and, although it is not marketed to men, among the reviews it has often been criticized for seeming too masculine to some. I find it totally...
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Looks mysterious...
  97. Re: Ambre Sultan and Chergui reformulated?

    From those original notes to the ones for today’s version is quite a jump and it’s no surprise it smells different! These are the notes one finds for today’s:

    honey, musk, incense, tobacco leaf,...
  98. Re: Ambre Sultan and Chergui reformulated?

    Kind of late to the party as I only got Chergui very recently and it’s the edp. Maybe I wouldn't have liked it had I worn the original version but truth is I do like the edp for what it is today.
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    Re: Why did you wear what you wore today..

    Chergui—uh oh—I’m not even sure how much I like this scent but wearing it because there may be something addictive about it... :huh:
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    Re: Do people still care about Bond No.9?

    Way back, when Bond No 9 threatened to sue an indy perfumer for daring to use the word "Peace" in a perfume name, any interest on my part was turned off. No way would I support a company that did...
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