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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Mitsouko Eau de Parfum by Guerlain
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I have two which for different reasons I avoid like the plague.

    Vetiver or as I call it bog body, it is just gassy decaying on me. I have found a few fragrances which have it I can wear if beaten...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 19th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Louanges Profanes 19
    by Parfumerie Generale
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    Re: Mitsouko Centenary

    Seems not. Looks like we will have a private party for her.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Notre Flore Iris by L'Occitane
  6. Re: Do you sometimes smell alcohol from your initial sprays?

    Never happened with any fragrance I own.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    De Profundis by Serge Lutens
  8. Thread: Death

    by donna255
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    Re: Death

    I do own it and for me, it is really a field of wildflowers with encens. A friend did say to me once that floral fragrances always make her think funeral home as they always have floral displays in...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    MAC Thrills, I am wearing warm makeup and it is the perfect peach/orange shade
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    No. 5 Eau de Toilette by Chanel
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    Re: Online auctions question

    I will say that some years back and I remember it was a bottle of Mitsouko parfum tester 30mls that started at a really low price. Anyway, I was top bidder and then got outbid a few hours before...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Encens - Fève Tonka by Fragonard
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Jour de Fête by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Psychotrope by Parfumerie Generale
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Well decided on

    A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th July, 2019

    Hello all

    A*Men Pure Havane by Thierry Mugler
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Spezie by Lorenzo Villoresi
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    Re: Fragrances With a Free Gift

    Never been tempted. Now I have bought and did not realize I would get something free. I just give away as no interest in them.
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    Re: Top-tier cacao scents

    Yes, Cafe Tuberosa.

    Also Musc Maori 04
    by Parfumerie Generale.

    It has a double whammy of hot chocolate and cocoa beans.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Lavender on the Rocks by Atkinsons
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    So Habanita, Pure Havana, Cardamom Coffee are choices for me.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Cardamom Coffee by Gorilla Perfume [Lush]
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    Re: Strange Article - Thoughts?

    Here in the UK especially in cities, there is a great worry over the air pollution children are breathing in.

    Cars engines are the big bad, yet this man's wife seems to be able to survive apart...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th July, 2019

    hello all.

    Hiris by Hermès
  25. Re: Vaseline & Moisturizer for Longer Lasting Frag

    Okay, I am going to add exfoliation,

    Yes, exfoliate in the shower every time you have one, I use the scrub gloves and shower gel every time and never ever had a problem with longevity.
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    Re: Cardamom fragrance recommendations

    The one I am wearing today Eau d'Hermès by Hermès, the cardamon really comes out on me.
  27. Re: Is Chanel Bois des Iles Pure Parfum made with Mysore Sandalwood?

    I was told by the manager of my local Guerlain counter that they Guerlain own their own Australian sandalwood trees. Seems they bought a group(small forest?) some years back.

    My Bois des Iles...
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    Re: Grandma's Handbag Scents

    Amouage Ubar, for me, smelt like the inside of my Mum's handbag when I was a child.

    Strange but true, the first time I smelt it I thought that is my Mum's handbag.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 7th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Eau d'Hermès by Hermès
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Louanges Profanes 19 by Parfumerie Generale
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Traversée du Bosphore by L'Artisan Parfumeur
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I have loads by Bertrand Duchaufour Messe de Minuit original when did actually smell like a damp crypt and quite a few L'Artisans too.

    Decided on

    Traversée du Bosphore by L'Artisan Parfumeur...
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    It was some years back when LVMH went to court in France and stopped all sales of their brands on French eBay.

    The usual people could be buying fakes and it defames our brand as we cannot...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 4th July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Suffolk Lavender by Shay & Blue
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    Re: Creed Cease & Desist

    I know on Facebook they are cracking down big time in private groups of people trying to sell used bottles or even new ones.
    The posts are getting removed and photos are not even getting put up...
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    Re: Decanting from non standard sprayers

    I just hold the sprayer over the top of the decant bottle and spray.

    Okay, some can be very very fine spray which just does not work.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 3rd July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Louve by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Female G. smell?

    There is a story that Serge Lutens Ambre Sultan was supposed to smell like a woman's sexual juices?
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 2nd July, 2019

    Hello all.

    Rokka
    by Antonia's Flowers
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 30th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    L'Homme Sport by Roger & Gallet
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 29th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Shalimar Parfum Initial by Guerlain
  42. Re: What to eat or apply before applying a cologne or parfum?

    I usually have my breakfast in the morning which has made no difference to how my fragrance smells.

    Nor did anything I ever had at lunch or even dinner.

    I prefer unscented lotions or as near...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 27th June, 2019

    Hello all

    Iris by Santa Maria Novella
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    SpaceNK has a sale on at the moment.

    Now I have been buying candles Damselfly fantastic range.

    But the prices now dropped to half price so bought::

    Rokka by Antonia's Flowers at half price....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 26th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Eau de Lavande by Diptyque
  46. Thread: Men vs. Women

    by donna255
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    Re: Men vs. Women

    I believe when Basenotes first started it there was only one section male it was much later they introduced the female section.

    Quite a few prefer to just to go to the general section to post. I...
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    Re: Swap: help needed

    There are some private Facebook groups for the UK/EU only for swapping and selling.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 25th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Shalimar Parfum Initial by Guerlain
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 23rd June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Elder by Cosmetics To Go
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    MAC Thrill which was limited edition but it is still good not gone off.
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    Re: Candle Recommendations

    Diptyque of course.

    Frederic Malle is quite good

    Damselfly an Oz brand is fantastic(also the quote's on the Delilah range fun).
  52. Re: Creed Aventus Cologne - Women’s opinions

    Sorry, but never had the urge to try it. I have seen it but walked past. No interest in smelling like a pineapple.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 22nd June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Insolence Eau de Toilette by Guerlain
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 21st June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Green Valley by Creed
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Instead of going for sunny tropical I have decided to go green and warm.

    Green Valley by Creed
  56. Re: Not sure if this is the right thread? But who knew Coco Chanel was a Nazi spy?

    She did not have control it was the brothers who actually ran the perfume side of the business.

    If you watch The No5 War it explains it all. The escaped to the US when the Nazis arrived in Paris...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Chanel Pour Monsieur
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Hello all. congrats on the milestone.

    Bal d'Afrique by Byredo
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    No. 5 Eau de Toilette by Chanel
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Bottega Veneta 2011 version
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Iris Prima by Penhaligon's
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    1996 : Inez & Vinoodh by Byredo
  63. Thread: Killian

    by donna255
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    Re: Killian

    Congratulations.

    I adore it and boy do I get great longevity from it.
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    Oh yes, Caron.

    Narcisse Noir in extract for sure.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day

    LUSH Porto Allege
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Superstitious by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
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    Re: Haute Provence by Parfums Nicolai

    Sorry, I don't do photos via my mobile.
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    Re: Haute Provence by Parfums Nicolai

    I bought mine way back in the early 00s and it came in a blue glass bottle I actually bought it from the London boutique. It says Haute Provence Eau de lavande ref 8404 NoLot:FL
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Hello all

    Iris Rebelle by Atelier Cologne
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I will be out again, dislike jasmine unless beaten down to nothing by other notes. A big no for frangipani, hibiscus and orchid. The smell of frangipani especially hated by me.
  71. Thread: Iris Question

    by donna255
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    Re: Iris Question

    Oh yes, how could I forget L'Artisan Iris Pallida really lovely iris.
  72. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    Yes, it is Viktor and Rolf
  73. Thread: Iris Question

    by donna255
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    Re: Iris Question

    Iris lover here.

    Some not mentioned already

    SMN Iris a simple straight fragrance but so pretty

    Parfumerie Generale Iris Oriental a warm rich oriental style

    Instead of No19 try Annick...
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    Re: Haute Provence by Parfums Nicolai

    I own it in the original blue glass bottle. Reading reviews it just did not seem to get much love or was just overlooked at you said.

    After the opening, it has warmth, not the normal style...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Ireland calling. I don't care about compliments but do randomly get them. Hey, I had one yesterday. Always women and strangely at bus stops usually. Though once in work someone came in and...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Rochas Femme (original) by Rochas early 80s pdt
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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Thank you so interesting great write up.

    Parfum de Thérèse was the first F.Malle I ever bought way back when the house became known in the early 00s. As a lover of Femme (pre cumin 1989), it...
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    Re: A question for women

    Yes, Fracas adored or hated.

    Not sure about Bandit?

    Black Orchid is another I dislike as I keep getting cucumber
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Shalimar Parfum Initial by Guerlain
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th June, 2019

    Hello all

    Crown Heliotrope by Crown Perfumery
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    Re: Commodity Shuttered

    If anyone is interested SpaceNK summer sale online should be starting later this month. I was told that the Commodity range had been called back from the stores to the warehouse and should be in...
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    Re: What do 'narcotics' smell like!!

    I remember reading many years back that Guerlain L'Heure Bleu had a narcotic feel. It was either Roja Dove or Luca Turin in the first edition of the Beauty Bible way back very early 00s? I thought...
  83. Re: Fragrances with a dominant 'dried fruits' note

    Another vote for Arabie. The first time I smelt it way back in the late 90s I thought dried figs.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    Hello all

    Y by Yves Saint Laurent edp
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Lavender on the Rocks by Atkinsons
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    Re: Fake Bvlgari Aqva Pour Homme?

    I have out of interest checked both sites you mention for a Guerlain fragrance I know I bought 100% from an official counter and before 2010. Both told me the batch code said it was made in 2015! ...
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    Poll: Re: Chamade vs Nahema

    I picked Chamade, I own the parfum and the edp.

    I did own Nahema back in the 80s but now I just cannot stand it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Brigadoon by 4160 Tuesdays
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    I doubt I will be joining tomorrow. Pineapple and coconut the mere thought of wearing them is like holy water to a vampire for me.

    Sorry, all I think is Malibu Rum.
  90. Thread: 4160 Tuesdays

    by donna255
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    Re: 4160 Tuesdays

    They have a number of really great fragrances.

    Doe In The Snow as mentioned

    Ealing Green

    Goodbye Picadilly is a favourite of mine.

    Sarah who owns and is the nose of 4160 Tuesdays has a...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 4th June, 2019

    Hello all

    Une Fleur de Cassie by Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Hello all.

    Cardamom Coffee by Gorilla Perfume [Lush
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    Re: Bvlgari Black no longer in production

    It disappeared from loads of places some years back, I remember at the time many thought it had been discontinued. But it had very limited availability and not even sold in some countries.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    Hello all.

    L'Ete en Douce by L'Artisan Parfumeur
  95. Re: Diptyque 10-ml minis - where are they coming from?

    They were spray and it is L'Ombre Dans L'Eau I own. The travel case cost as much as buying the boxed set of three so I never bothered with it.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

    Hello all and Happy Birthday to Anastasia Beaverhausen

    Heure Exquise by Annick Goutal
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    Re: Creed 30ml bottles?

    I own a few of them from the late 90s early 00s, they were just over £40 to buy back then.
  98. Re: Diptyque 10-ml minis - where are they coming from?

    They did sell them in sets of three, also sold a separate fancy travel case to put them in.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st May, 2019

    Hello all.

    No. 22 Eau de Toilette by Chanel mine is the 80s/early90s version
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30th May, 2019

    Hello all.

    Iris Rebelle by Atelier Cologne
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