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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th March, 2016

    Chanel Coromandel

    I rarely wear it because I love it soooo much - I don't want to overdose on it. :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th March, 2016

    Wednesday. Not the beginning of the week, Not the end of the week.
    It's a good day to try something new.......

    I found a bottle of L'eau Narciso Rodriguez for Her at a local store for $15. Almost...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th March, 2016

    Hello!
    Joining several others of you in Chanel today.
    ...I enjoy all Chanel perfumes. I find each of them totally wearable and many of them are all-time favorites.
    It would be difficult to choose...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th March, 2016

    Greetings.
    The weather here (and probably most places in the US) is very changeable at this point in Late Winter/Early Spring.
    My solution to the whole cool-cold-warm weather is to combine...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th March, 2016

    I had planned to wear Narciso EDP by Narciso Rodriguez (in the white glass cube bottle)....but as I was rushing to leave the house for work, I left it home. Waaaah!

    Thank Goodness I usually keep...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th March, 2016

    Surprise.....we awoke to 3 inches of snow on the ground. Surprise because all the mounds of winter snow had melted and we were being teased by early Spring weather.

    There's a need for cuddly stuff...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th March, 2016

    Kewart - Ever so many years ago I purchased a bottle of CRISTOBAL because of your lovely descriptions of it. Cristobal is now quite difficult to find (at least it has been difficult for me.. :-) )...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th March, 2016

    Spring is coming: there's a change in the sky, there's a change in the air, there's a change in the earth. I'm craving greens!
    This morning a little bottle of vintage Miss Dior fairly leaped into my...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th March, 2016

    Greetings on a lovely, spring-like Friday.

    I'm not surprised I'm out-of-sync.....that is my usual state. :-D

    Today I'm wearing Timbuktu by L'Artisan. I chose it because I was craving a scent...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 25th February, 2016

    It happens to be one of those crisp, clear, piercingly-bright late winter days here.
    Something crisp and bright seemed to be the order of the day -- I have chosen TDC Sel de Vetiver
    Perfect!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th February, 2016

    Greetings.
    It is nice to be with such a nice group of fellow perfume lovers!

    I enjoyed Gotham by Neil Morris so much as I was wearing it yesterday I decided to wear it again today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd February, 2016

    Cauzabon wrote "Lorien/Smedley!! I am sooo happy you are here, I've missed you and your posts!

    Kumquat, you smell so good - I have a love affair with Ubar.

    Doing leather today with Bottega...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd February, 2016

    Today I'm wearing Gotham by Neil Morris.
    Mr. Morris makes some wonderful perfumes and Gotham is one of my favorites. It has a very "vintage" feel, which is probably why I adore it.

    Hello to...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd February, 2016

    Hello
    I haven't posted in a very long time. Why? I dunno.....
    But -- here I am. :)

    I'm wearing a lovely combination I picked-up from the old "Perfume of Life" forum:
    Chanel Beige (on neck and...
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    Re: Un bois Vanille, Gris Clair

    I'd like to recommend Black Flower Mexican Vanilla by Dame Perfumery (available online)
    I'm not affiliated in any way with Dame Perfumery - I'm simply a fan of their work.
    BFMV is a gorgeous woody...
  16. Re: Layering: advice, ideas, common note combinations?

    I am an avid "perfume combination" wearer......I don't layer scents. This means I will wear two perfumes at the same time, but I wear them NEXT to each other --- not overlapping/layering.
    I do this...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 24 October, 2014.

    Late in the day - late to the party.

    I have been wearing Sideris by Maria Candida Gentile.
    Sideris is a very evocative fragrance -- it is a beautiful, sheer incense.
    "Sideris was born during a...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Wednesday, 22 October, 2014.

    Greetings. :-)
    I chose a "Wallpaper" scent for a busy day at work. You know ---- unobtrusive, pleasant, and yet still attractive.

    Cerruti Image Woman It will do nicely. <3
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21th October 2014

    Outside the glorious Autumn weather has changed from warm golden to cold and grey.
    I chose to wear something that reminds me of a golden Autumn afternoon: Sonoma Scent Studios Champagne de Bois
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    Re: SOTD Monday 20th October 2014

    So many things to mention....

    Twolf -- Oh....I'd love to help out other BN members! Buy perfume? yes, ma'am!
    ----- and I adore your description of L'Agent as Shalimar Light Incensee du Bois. I...
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    Re: Tell me the notes that just don't work for you

    I have found that a talented perfumer can make any note beautiful and/or wearable.

    Each of us has our personal preferences and our scent perception is vastly different. There are notes in some...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Wednesday, 15 October, 2014.

    Happy Birthday, Roberto.

    I chose to wear Guerlain's My Insolence

    It doesn't get bunches of love, but I happen to adore it. Powdery. Musky. Sweet.
    I've received a couple of compliments already...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 12th October 2014

    Today I am wearing Serge Lutens Rousse.
    On this cool October morning, Rousse is simply perfect as it brings to mind some lovely warm cinnamon tea with a splash of milk.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 9 October, 2014.

    Today I am wearing Guerlain Samsara.

    The Samsara I am wearing actually came from the decant of the most recent Chandler Burr's Untitled Series -- S02E05.
    When I first spritzed S02E05 I knew I had...
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    Re: Chandler Burr's Untitled Series S02E05

    I know....that surprised me, also.
    I found this information on Boisdejasmin.com in a 5-star review of Samsara:

    "...While Gérard Anthony was Samsara’s co-author, a fact that Guerlain does not...
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    Re: Chandler Burr's Untitled Series S02E05

    I hear you. I stumbled across Basenotes many years ago and it was one of the most enlightening, exciting discoveries I've had in ages. Finding there were other "Perfume obsessed" folks in the world...
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    Re: Chandler Burr's Untitled Series S02E05

    Gracious! I think you are correct....
    I just knew I had smelled S02E05 sometime, somewhere. I am a huge fan of Guerlain and own many of their classic fragrances.
    Still - I'm enjoying wearing this...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Tuesday, 7 October, 2014.

    I'm enjoying it very much.
    It is very different than the last two "Untitled Series" which many of us discussed on the General Fragrance Discussion forum.
    Even though I learned to appreciate, even...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Tuesday, 7 October, 2014.

    I'm wearing S02E05 --- the latest in the Untitled Series - the series offered/curated by Chandler Burr [offered on Luckyscent]

    Whatever this is.....it is gorgeous and I'm enjoying the experience...
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    Chandler Burr's Untitled Series S02E05

    Hello Fragrant folk.

    Has anyone continued to follow the Untitled Series? I have enjoyed the experience very much. It is very intriguing to me to wear a perfume and enjoy the experience as an...
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    Re: Chandler Burr's Untitled S02E03

    Elf - Thanks for the idea. That library building is amazing! Very angular and spare. It could serve as "companion architecture" to S02E03 - (now known as Drakkar Essence)

    I should be wearing...
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    Re: Chandler Burr's Untitled S02E03

    Mr. Burr --
    This is the mystery of the thing .... In my mind, I'm doing just what you want me to do. I am experiencing the Untitled ones as a whole, but how I make sense of what I am "seeing" is to...
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    Re: Chandler Burr's Untitled S02E03

    [QUOTE=chandlerburr;3222505]
    Lorien, you're breaking my heart. I know it's tempting—and very fun—to “parse notes,” to deconstruct, to break down, to ID each piece. But, Lorien, you can't know how...
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    Re: Chandler Burr's Untitled S02E03

    The more I wear S02E03 the more I am drawn to it and I can't say why. I'm quite surprised at this development. There is definitely a load of Calone in this number, and usually I am repulsed by it....
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    Re: Chandler Burr's Untitled S02E03

    I enjoy Mr. Burr's project very much. I think it is illuminating and exciting to experience perfumes strictly on the basis of their smell. I have sniffed and sniffed, much more than I have done ever...
  36. Re: Lalique Flora Bella - brown juice and blue juice ?

    Hmmmm.

    I've had a bottle of Flora Bella for about 6 years and it is still the pretty light blue it was when I purchased it.
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    Re: Patchouli lovers?

    I strongly agree that Chanel Coromandel is a fabulous patchouli-centered fragrance. Coromandel is elegant and smooth and oh-so-beautiful.

    I admit to being very fond of smooth/rich Patchouli...
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    Re: alternatives to Chanel No.5

    I'm going in a different direction.....> Perfumes from 'other' houses that have a similar No. 5 vibe. (my opinion, yours may be different) :)

    Mariella Burani (original - with the red/orange flower...
  39. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    I adore Guerlain fragrances. I am lucky enough to have acquired formulations of L'Heure Bleue edp and Mitsouko edp/parfum that smell wonderful to me. I have some vintage-ish Samsara, Vol de Nuit, and...
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    Re: Thoughts on Courtesan by Worth

    I posted the following review over on MUA:
    It happens that I adore Courtesan. It is a beautiful yet subtle fragrance. There is something vaguely familiar about it, not that it smells like a...
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    Re: Ladies, please help me choose ONE fragrance(male)

    My choice is easy: Carolina Herrera 212 Men. Wonderful fragrance. Attractive, versatile and not very common. Good all around.

    Abercrombie&Fitch - IMO is generic, nothing special. Many folks like...
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    Re: Anyone familiar with Moubousin?

    Oh, I adore Mauboussin ! (original)
    I wear it often in the cooler weather of autumn and winter. If Mauboussin were a fabric, I would describe it as a rich burgundy velvet.
    I love Mauboussin because...
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    Re: Help me find a new fall fragrance

    2nd the recommendations from jacona.....I adore these.
    In addition, I recommend:
    Royal Secret II - creamy, powdery melange of fruits/flowers with cinnamon and vanilla
    J.P. Gaultier Gaultier edp...
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    Re: Coco Noir de Chanel

    I am a 'Chanel girl' --- and I simply Could.Not.Resist.
    (Yes, I am also a Lemming.....)
    I loved the drama being fueled by Chanel with the secrecy and the offer for free Overnight Shipping -- I...
  45. Re: RAVE (No Rants!): Come on and gush about your latest perfume crush.

    I've indulged in a few purchases this summer that seemed perfect for the coming cooler weather this Autumn. I could not resist spraying and wearing them, and I have found that these "cool weather"...
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    Re: 'Vanilla' Perfume for my Wife?

    There are so many wonderful vanillas -- simple to complex, inexpensive to very costly. It is possible to own many different fragrances that are predominately vanilla and have them smell very...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids - Rainforest

    I'm not sure I can actually add anything meaningful to your description, but I wanted to agree that there is definitely a "comfortable" feeling to Rainforest that is "spa-like".

    I have ordered...
  48. Re: Visa by Robert Piguet AND Peach frustrations,thoughts

    I've been following this thread....because I adore the scent of peaches.
    I have and love Mitsouko and Peau de Peche.

    I am also VERY suggestible, as are many of us here, right??.....I bought a...
  49. Re: Which perfume from the house of Annick Goutal should I try?

    Agree with the recommendation of Mandragore. It is a wonderful herby, dry fragrance that is quirky yet beautiful. To my nose it is very unisex. I have the EDT and the EDP. Both formulations smell...
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    Re: Sandalwood scents

    My suggestions may seem strange, but they are stunningly beautiful sandalwood fragrances on my skin:
    Bal a Versailles by Jean Desprez
    Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie by Creed
    Sandalo e The by Bois 1920
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    Re: Sandalwood scents

    My suggestions may seem strange, but they are stunningly beautiful sandalwood fragrances on my skin:
    Bal a Versailles by Jean Desprez
    Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie
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    Re: Transparent, sheer, indole-free jasmine...

    I would describe Etat Libre d'Orange Jasmin et Cigarettes as a fresh, non-indolic jasmine. The unsmoked tobacco note comes across as very vegetal and herb-like to my nose. The jasmine is bright and...
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    Re: Recommendations for a boozy rose scent

    A boozy Rose
    Have you tried KORS by Michael Kors? To my nose, it is a lovely scent redolent of 'Wine and Roses'

    Also Anglomania by V. Westwood.
    designed by Dominique Ropion. The composition...
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    Re: Pen's Artemisia and Lalique le parfum?

    Here is a wonderful review about Lalique Le Parfum. I agree with the comments very much; and I ADORE Le Parfum

    Good Luck!
    http://ismellthereforeiam.blogspot.com/search/label/Lalique%20Le%20Parfum
  55. Bourbon French Parfums - Any favorites from this House?

    I've searched the forum and have not been able to find any recent information about parfums and eau de toilettes from Bourbon French Parfums.

    Do you have any favorites?
    Would you please give a...
  56. Re: Another Gem Found While Walking On The Sandy Beach of Life.

    Thanks very much for the description.
    I always feel better about understanding a fragrance I have not smelled myself if I can set it in a compare/contrast situation with other fragrances.
    My...
  57. Re: Another Gem Found While Walking On The Sandy Beach of Life.

    I like the original Mariella Burani in all it's powdery goodness, and similarity to Chanel 5 (But Better!).

    Please tell ---> how would you describe Messages??
    Looking at notes only ever gives...
  58. Re: Which rose-dominant scents have good longevity?

    I second the recommendation of the rose scents made by Sonoma Scent Studio. Both Velvet Rose and Vintage Rose are utterly gorgeous, and are very long-lasting on my skin. I think that Laurie Erickson,...
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    Re: Aperçu by Houbigant on E-bay

    Hello FrouFrou - I would be most inclined to believe that your luck on EBay is Good! From what I've read and heard, it would seem that there is a market for "faked" fragrances mostly among highly...
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    Re: S o t D - Friday, June 11, 2010

    I'm wearing Léonard by Léonard today.

    I FINALLY found the perfect green/floral chypre scent for me --- and I've tried many that I've liked very much, but for some reason didn't love. Ya know?
    ...
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    Re: Best blind/unsniffed purchases?

    Since I live in a fairly out-of-the way place in the Western US, I don't have many available shopping choices. Therefore, most of my perfume collection has been carefully researched blind buys. ...
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    Re: Organza de Givenchy

    Sorry - I don't know LouLou. It received many good reviews, and it is on my list of wanted fragrances.

    I ADORE Organza, and have felt this way about it for many, many years. I have at least two...
  63. Need help finding a frag from the 1950/60's

    A friend of mine asked me to try to help her discover the perfume her mother wore in the late 1950's and through the 60's. She is hoping to be able to find a bottle to buy as a memento, since her...
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    Re: Male reviews of female fragrances

    I enjoy reading fragrance reviews regardless of the gender of the reviewer. Reviews that are extremely useful to me deal with the specific likes/dislikes of the reviewer if they tell me WHY. I like...
  65. Re: Which of these 2 unisex is best for a woman?

    I suppose it depends on the woman wearing the scent, right?

    Both Real Patchouly and Sushi Imperiale are wonderful fragrances.
    I have only small 8ml bottles given to me by a friend who owns the...
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    Re: Long Lost Perfumes?

    Hi-
    From what I understand, Jeffrey Dame/Irma Shorell of Long Lost Perfumes have acquired the rights and recipes for several discontinued fragrances. I've got Venezia and Anarchy (their recipe for...
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    Re: Chanel 19 edp - layering suggestions

    Hi-
    I admit that I'm very happy with Chanel 19 just the way it is. Love it.

    Kewart (a fellow BN member) mentioned that she wears Chanel 19 over a Lemongrass & Sage lotion. I tried that...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    I have sampled most of the offerings at Sonoma Scent Studio and think that ALL of them are full-bottle-worthy. SSS excells with wonderful customer service and thoughtful communication. Laurie is a...
  69. Thread: Caron

    by Lorien
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    Re: Caron

    Hi-
    A couple of opinions:

    Pour une Femme - lovely rose-based traditional Caron. I like it very much and have worn it regularly.

    Lady Caron - I like this fragrance and own a bottle which was a...
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    Re: Looking for a sophisticated honey

    I am a dedicated honey-fragrance fan.

    Botrytis by Ginestet is a gorgeous honey base surrounded by soft florals and spices. Love it!

    Scherrer II by Jean Louis Scherrer is more floral than...
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    White Linen + Kyoto = Chanel 22???

    I know it sounds like a weird possibility, but there is something in this combination that 'clicks' in my scent memories.

    This was an accidental comparison -- I was wearing Kyoto and was moving...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 14 April

    I'm a scent twin with Kewart today!

    Was going to wear Givenchy's Organza Indecence - I love the warmth of the woods in this fragrance, but as I reached for the bottle, I decided that on this...
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    Re: SotD 10 April - Good Friday

    Greetings all...

    My city in Idaho is hosting the National Circuit Finals Rodeo this weekend.
    I'm not necessarily a dedicated Rodeo fan (actually more of a Rodeo Drive if I could...:) )
    We're...
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    Re: Brighton Perfumes

    Hi-
    I have one of the Brighton eau de parfums. "Love" is the name. I recall that I liked all of the scents, but "Love" is the one I prefer.

    Fragrance notes: A lush, romantic pale pink fragrance...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 9 April

    Wearing a lovely mix today........

    YSL Cinema edp worn over Perlier White Almond Lotion
  76. Re: something that smells like Sensuous but lasts more than 5 min?

    Even though it's been discontinued (rats!!)... Dolce Vita by Christian Dior
    you can still find it at many of the online perfume sites.

    It is a lovely combination of soft florals on a...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 8 April

    Greetings fragrant Friends.

    On this lovely April morning I am wearing a lovely creation by Laurie Erickson of Sonoma Scent Studio..

    Jour Ensoleille' (Sunny Day)
    The name is descriptive and...
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    Re: Today I bought (April 2009 Purchases!)

    Tabac Aurea by Sonoma Scent Studios

    here is a nicely written review by Nathan Branch
    http://www.nathanbranch.com/2009/04/sonoma-scent-studio-taba

    he states that this fragrance is..."...
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    Re: SOTD: 7th April 2009

    Greetings and best wishes to everyone....
    those celebrating....
    and sadly........those who have trials to overcome. -- Friends can help in both situations - we're here for you!


    Today I'm...
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    Re: SotD Monday 6 April

    Hello !

    I LOVE reading this thread each day. As I read what everyone is wearing, I swear I can get lovely little whiffs of scent............yes, I am a bit daft. :)

    Today I'm wearing Anglomania...
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    Re: SotD Friday 3 April

    Greetings.

    I'm wearing a fun TJMaxx find.
    Delicious Chocolat by Gale Hayman - made by Five Star Fragrances (who also make my favorite luscious Royal Secret II)

    Delicious Chocolat reminds me...
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    Re: Olfactory sunshine

    If the scent of perfume can have a color and a feel, then Sublime by Jean Patou is Warm and Golden. Sublime is like Sunshine :)

    Christian Dior Dolce Vita is like a walk in the woods with bright...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 2 April

    It's April 2.........and currently we are in the midst of a heavy snowfall. What's up with That? Oh well, it's Spring!

    Needing something soft but tenacious....a fragrance that is no push-over, but...
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    Re: S o t D - Wednesday, 01 April 09

    April 1 - Fool's Day

    I decided to wear to work......Bal a Versailles (vintage)....and not worry about the consequences :)

    Ahhhh Spring. I can hardly wait.
    Happy Sniffing everyone.
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    Re: SotD Friday 20 March - Vernal Equinox

    Wanting to feel refined and elegant today -

    Casual Friday + Chanel Beige = classy comfort !! :)
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 18 March

    I'm sure all of us here are sending positive energy to Orion......can you feel it?
    Combined with the energy of Spring - it is a Force to Be Reckoned With!! :)

    I'm definitely in the mood for...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 March

    Wearing K de Krizia

    It is a sweet, sophisticated chypre. It smells "light green" to me :)
    The nose behind this fragrance is Maurice Roucel

    Top notes- aldehydes, peach, hiacynth, neroli and...
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    Re: SotD Monday 16 March

    Greetings!

    Today I'm wearing (from a decant) Voleur de Ciels by Stephanie de Saint Aignan

    The notes include mint bouquet, Jasmin, gasoline, milky notes, leather

    After I applied a generous...
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    Re: SotD Friday 13 March

    I'm wearing the beautiful Ferre' by GianFranco Ferre'.


    This is the one in the rectangular clear bottle with the name "Ferre" written across the front. I find the names of the fragrances by this...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 12 March

    Today I'm wearing my new purchase....

    Badgley Mischka (original)

    Top notes: Red Berries, Peach, Cassis;
    middle notes: Osmanthus, Peony, Jasmine;
    base notes: Sueded Musks, Sandalwood,...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 11 March

    Here, it is a bright, sunshiny day........but quite cold, nonetheless.
    There is a slight hint of Spring in the air.

    Today I'm wearing the lovely Iris Ganache by Guerlain
    .....soft clouds of...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 3 March

    L'Instant Magic

    Even though some of the more recent releases from Guerlain don't seem to inspire much adoration from the Perfumistas, I happen to enjoy several of them......and L'Instant Magic is...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 26 February

    I know that many folks who post here also post on the PerfumeofLife forum, as I do.....it's fun to be a member of both.

    Today I'm wearing the wonderfully smoky/incense Encens Flamboyant by Annick...
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    Re: Good dupes, copies and more smell alikes

    Hi Irina -
    I forgot to mention that I have obtained some very nice fragrance oils from some online suppliers - and it is possible that the likes of B&I and Earthen Treasures get their basic supplies...
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    Re: SotD Monday 23 February

    Les Nereides Patchouli Antique.
    On the days I wear this it is my favorite patchouli, but when I wear Bois 1920 Real Patchouli, then THAT is my favorite patchouli. Love pathouli ! Except on days...
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    Re: Good dupes, copies and more smell alikes

    You might be looking for the types of products made by various etailers who make scented lotions, soaps, and eau de parfums.
    I have been happy with:

    Bathed and Infused (bathedandinfused.com)
    ...
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    Re: Fruity Florals, or: Are You A Snob?

    I'm comfortable wearing all sorts of fragrances - I love my "designer dupes" and "fruity/foody gourmands" from various online etailers right along with my Chanels, Serge Lutens, Malles and Miller...
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    Re: New love

    Another vote for Sonoma Scent Studio.
    Laurie Erickson, the perfumer, is very good with her scents that incorporate luscious woods in a variety of formulations.
    Fireside and Fireside Intense are...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 30 November

    I love to peruse the SotD thread - it's nice to be reminded of some favorite fragrances that folks are wearing.

    Here in the high mountains, it is a rather gray, gloomy day, so something "sunshiny"...
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    Re: SotD Friday 28th November

    Therese wrote "Attrape-Coeur makes my spirit soar. This much beauty in the world, and, unlike a Matisse, this is a beauty I can own!"

    My friends and family are supportive of my perfume obsession -...
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