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    Re: Perfume lof life off line?

    I hope the owner is not dead or something! Strange we have not received an email explaining the situation... That's why I'm thinking about that!
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    Re: Ladies - What do you all think of Kouros?

    I'm 31 and discovered Kouros 10 years ago. It's so sexy! And unique. On my husband it is perfect. Recently I've smelled it on a guy who over-applied and I did not like it. But I still think that is...
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    Re: SotD, Sunday 1 January 2012 - NEW YEAR

    Happy New Year everyone!

    I'm wearing Quartz by Molyneux to start a beautiful year!
  4. Re: Looking for a jasmine-like, heavy, sweet and musky perfume

    The heavier jasmine I've smelled is Lust by Gorilla Perfume at Lush: the main notes are jasmine and ylang-ylang.

    https://www.lush.co.uk/product/278/Lust-Perfume-10g-%7C-Gorilla-Perfume
  5. But what did the previous nose, Jean-Michel...

    But what did the previous nose, Jean-Michel Duriez, at Jean Patou? Patou almost never releases new fragrances...
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    Re: Not Your Fathers 60's Patchouli!

    The best is Patchouli by Réminiscence.
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    Re: How old is my bottle of Chanel No. 19 ?

    A good tip to estimate the age of your bottle: search the perfume section on this website OKADI. It is a huge gallery of ads. When you are in the requested perfume, the ads shown are listed by...
  8. Thread: The best green

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    Re: The best green

    You must try Aliage by Estée Lauder. It is a resinous green chypre. I love it and I have never smelled something similar. Very unique!
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    Re: chanel coco mademoiselle-other alternative?

    Hi, I guess that you are not searching for a smell-alike of Coco Mademoiselle but I have smelled something similar: So Elixir by Yves Rocher.

    Notes: jasmine absolute, tonka bean, bergamot, rose,...
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    Re: Warm scents for Winter?

    I forgot to mention Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, with its almond note that is most often compared to that vintage glue scent.
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    Re: Warm scents for Winter?

    Hi Gold, I love too wearing warm scents for winter.

    I consider lots of different fragrances as warm and they are in several olfactive categories: it could be a mouthwatering vanilla, woods,...
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    Re: New: RoseRouge by Shiseido.

    Again a rose perfume at Shiseido?

    I read that the latest Zen (yellow) is built around a special rose.

    It's becoming slightly boring... Well it's only my opinion.
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    Re: Silly SA sayings

    OMG :grin:


    I have heard also tons of silly comments; I can't remember all.

    * I was asking for Aliage. "what"? "Aliage. By Estée Lauder". "Never heard about that, I'm going to search on...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday November 4

    Hi everyone. Today I'm wearing Spellbound.

    American friends, vote!
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    Re: Lychee/Litchi scents?

    I have a wonderful litchi perfume from Laurence Dumont: it's called Vanille Litchi. You smell definitely litchi in the top and heart notes, and a warm vanilla scent in the base notes. Really...
  16. Re: What do they have in common? Miss Dior, Ma Griffe, Rive Gauche

    Since you requested: the note all these perfumes have in common is the oakmoss and they are chypres.

    Why do you want to offer her another frag? If she only loves Miss Dior, Ma Griffe and Rive...
  17. Re: I'm looking for jasmine recommendations please...

    I was also going to advice Alien after having read this topic http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=216488

    I'd like also to suggest Christian Dior Pure Poison (if you're not afraid of...
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    Re: Alien compliments

    Same here ;)


    I love too Alien. What a pity they have chosen such a name. Above all when you are asked which perfume you are wearing. To answer "Alien" always makes a strange effect!
    However,...
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    Re: seeking peachy fragance... literally

    Simple peach scents:
    Pêche edt by Yves Rocher
    Eau de Dali by Salvador Dali (not easy to find)

    Sophisticated peach:
    Deci Delà by Nina Ricci has a beautiful peach-raspberry note (more peachy to...
  20. Re: im looking for a fragrance which smells aquatic

    Here are my favourites aquatics:

    L'Eau par Kenzo
    Cacharel Eau d'Eden
    The Body Shop Oceanus
    Yves Rocher Ming Shu
    Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio


    and Davidoff Cool Water Women, which is more...
  21. Re: Closest Coco Mademoiselle clone that's a lot cheaper?

    Cacharel Liberté and Coco Mademoiselle are quite similar. Cacharel is less expensive than Chanel.
  22. Re: My Antaeus is out of the closet, but not the front door

    I have a sample of Antaeus and I did enjoy it! I have to took it off my closet and wear it again. Thanks for reminding!
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    Re: Grown up Gourmand?

    Firstly I will advise you slighlty different. It's not typically categorized in the gourmand section, but there is a candied fruits top note that is mixed perfectly with patchouli and vetiver: it's...
  24. Re: green fragrances: sharp, scary, mean, intimidating...oh, yeah...

    Tia, I absolutely LOVE green fragrances. But I can guess why people are scary about them: it's the coldness emitted. Usually when people think "perfume" and "woman" they picture a warm bouquet of...
  25. Thread: Carnation

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    Re: Carnation

    - If you're not afraid of a big sillage: Estée Lauder Spellbound has spicy carnation and clove notes:

    Top Notes: Rose, Muguet, Citrus, Apricot
    Middle Notes: Orange Blossom, Narcisse, Carnation,...
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    Re: your favourite light spring female fragrance?

    I love lily of the valley and lilac, specially in spring. Also honeysuckle.

    Some examples: Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Lilia Bella (lily of the valley + lilac - discontinued), Yves Rocher Pur Désir...
  27. Re: Recs please... what florals could you wear for a big night out?

    Don't be afraid, but I suggest you Giorgio Beverly Hills. I know, when it came out, it was banned in restaurants (women sprayed it too much), but the key to wear it well is not overapply. It has...
  28. Thread: Feminine musk?

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    Re: Feminine musk?

    Narciso Rodriguez For Her
  29. Thread: Violet Scents

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    Re: Violet Scents

    No one has mentioned yet "Violettes de Toulouse" by Berdoues. This is the true violet scent! (http://www.parfumsberdoues.com)

    I'd like also to advise the classic Vanderbilt. Violet is in fact...
  30. Re: Ruban d'Orange and other citrusy fragrances...

    Yes, Ô de Lancôme was my thought too. Also Eau de Rochas. They are classics.
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    Re: Come On! You know you love Coty Wild Musk!

    I WANT this Coty Wild Musk! Unfortunately it is no more available in my country. I have to order it online, along with Vanilla Musk.
    (:mad:, I remember I sniffed it some years ago, thinking it was...
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    Re: Recomendations for a 14 year old girl

    I wouldn't suggest Coco Mademoiselle nor Pure Poison: they have too much sillage!
    I would opt for a lighter scent, as Light Blue or l'Eau Par Kenzo.
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    Re: Sexy chypre? Or no?

    Ahhh those SA... Don't do what they say! If you like chypre, go for it.
    IMO Chypre is a versatile category and can be worn anytime. They are all great for a night out.
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    Re: Coco or Coco Mademoiselle?

    Coco and Coco Mademoiselle does not have anything in common IMO.
    You really have to test both to decide what's in your preference. And if you like both, I recommend to buy both ;-)
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    Re: Light Blue Perfume on a Man?

    Same opinion here!
    I'd like to sniff it on a man!
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    Re: Classics from 1960s

    Thank you for the precision :)
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    Another advice for a 60's classic: Miss Balmain, a beautiful leathery chypre

    Year Introduced: 1967
    Scent Type:...
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    Re: Classics from 1960s

    Patchouli is the scent of the 60's and 70's.

    I second Fidji, Calandre and Y.

    But Hanae Mori is not from the 60's... It was launched in 1996. Unless they launched a first perfume which is...
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    Re: Funny Confessions

    My first perfume as a little girl was Minnie Mouse - pink cap with white dots. It was the most beautiful honeysuckle perfume ever and I'd do everything to find and wear a bottle now.
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    Re: Perfumes with scent of rice? Any out there?

    Hi Lillie! I second you on KenzoAmour; Kinkajou, if you like rice pudding flavoured with vanilla, you have absolutely to try it.
  40. Thread: Soapy scents

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    Re: Soapy scents

    I would like to add N°5 and Chic by Carolina Herrera.
  41. Thread: Soapy scents

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    Re: Soapy scents

    Somedays I consider Eau du Soir as a clean, soapy chypre.
  42. Re: SOTD Thursday 14th February - Happy Valentine's Day

    Happy Valentine!

    Today I'm wearing Kenzo Parfum d'été simply because it scented the first days with my Valentine, then our wedding. And I'm still loving it (the fragrance and of course my hubby)...
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    Re: Jean Couturier Coriandre

    I love Coriandre. To my nose, Soir de Lune (Sisley) is similar.
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    Re: High Quality Scans of Perfume Ads

    CouleurParfum has good quality perfume ads:

    http://www.couleurparfum.com/publicite,fr,0,12.html
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    Re: Gypsy or a magical forest. Please help!

    I was thinking too about Magie Noire by Lancôme.
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    Re: Ah, Lavender!! Your favorites??

    I love too Le Mâle and its lavender.
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    Re: Can we talk about Hanae Mori?

    Tavorna, have you tried Vanille Coco and Coco Extreme by Comptoir Sud Pacifique? You should love it as you love coconut :)

    Hanae Mori has a good strawberry note mixed with woods - You already...
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    Re: Sensual Summer Fragrance - suggestions?

    I highly advise you the edt I'm wearing today: Laguna by Salvador Dali. It's a fresh floriental, with citrus on top, juicy fruits in the middle and a wonderful sensual vanilla and cedar base. Here...
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    Re: Fragrant Memories ~

    Mom ~ Lavender
    Dad ~ Tabac Original
    Grandma ~ Anaïs Anaïs / Cabotine
    Grandpa ~ Oscar de la Renta
    Grammar School days ~ Minnie perfume / lily of the valley / honeysuckle / lilac
    High School days...
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    Re: Red Bottles picture on your Desktop

    Very beautiful wallpaper! Thank you very much for sharing, it's such a beautiful work!
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    Re: Incense, the New Wave!

    A lovely floral scent with incense notes is Eau de Lotus Bleu by Roger & Gallet(called in English"Blue Lotus Fragrant Water)

    Top notes: mandarin, bergamot, neroli, orange
    Heart: blue lotus,...
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    Re: Amber and Vanilla

    Fiori, I have never tried Ambre et Vanille by E. Coudray, but what can I say is yes, Voile d'Ambre scents softly the skin. And the staying power is great. They have purse spray not so expensive,...
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    Re: Amber and Vanilla

    Hi Pellen, I second you for Voile d'Ambre. It's such a luxurious perfume! In this one, the amber is underlined by the myrrh, incense, sandalwood, patchouli and vanilla. Just what you're looking...
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    Re: Lemon or verbena scent?

    Monsieur Balmain
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    Re: Recommendation? Soft floral for a gift

    A green floral often gifted: Pleasures by Estée Lauder.
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    Re: suggestions for a modern, fruity evening scent

    It depends of which fruits you like.

    Peachy-woodsy: Jaïpur and Jaïpur Saphir (Boucheron)
    Peachy-chypres: Yvresse (Yves Saint Laurent); Deci Delà (Nina Ricci)
    Raspberry: Insolence (Guerlain)...
  57. Thread: Lotion!

    by Valnum
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    Re: Lotion!

    I don't buy the lotion related to my perfumes, but I enjoy them when I buy or receive a gift set.

    I wear body lotion each day, usually a calendula lotion (sooth the skin) almost unscented. ...
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    Re: Lemon or verbena scent?

    O de Lancôme is a bright fresh-green chypre with strong citrus top notes. Maybe it will please you.
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    Re: Ladies...Chanel Problem...

    The best is to offer her something she likes. The gift has to please her, not to please you.
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    Re: Scents for the winter holidays

    During cold days and nights, I love to wear Chanel's Coco.
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    Re: Which fragrances smell like Christmas?

    Coco (Chanel)
    Cinnabar (Estée Lauder)
    Noa (Cacharel)
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    Re: Musk for daily wear

    Noa edt by Cacharel has a clean note that I like.

    Notes from Jan Moran
    Top Notes: White peony, coriander, white musk, greens
    Heart Notes: White peony
    Base Notes: White musk, coffee, incense ...
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    Re: List of Do-Not-Wear Fragrances for Work

    Hi Kewart! Funny, to my nose Paloma Picasso is very appropriated for work. I imagine the 80's working girls wearing this with so much style. This perfume is terribly chic.

    :)
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    Re: Creed Royal Blends: What's yours?

    This is a really interesting topic, unfortunately your abbreviations with the initials of the perfumes are quite incomprehensible.

    I know most of you are used to Creed, but others (as me) are not....
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    Re: Recommendations for a GREEN scent..

    I would like to recommend you Private Collection (Estée Lauder) in the woman's section...
    Very GREEN!
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    Re: Do you ever cross-spritz?

    I often do. Go for it too, you have to wear what you want. It would be so sad to love a perfume, but not wear it because of a marketing thing.
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    Re: YSL M7 - I salute thee !!!!

    I'm a woman, and M7 is my new love... on me! It's very sexy on my husband's skin, and apparently on mine too.

    A very very great scent.
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    Re: Sweet Spring water...?

    Moondeva, I highly suggest you to try Eau de Rochas, a very fresh chypre from 1970.
    Each time I wear it, I feel like refreshing under a waterfall.

    Perfumes notes from scentdirect.com:

    Top:...
  69. Re: Jil Sander Bath and Beauty - The female Kouros?

    I like those opaque white bottles!

    Unfortunately, the Jil Sander perfumes are not easy to find in Belgium.
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    Re: Melograno - Santa Maria Novella

    Hi Kewart. Yes I guess it's normal the lasting power is not so great: I think it's a cologne.
    Thanks!
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    Melograno - Santa Maria Novella

    Do you know and/or wear Melograno? I've never smelled it. On MUA they say it is much powdery and soapy. It's supposed to have a pomegranate note (referring to the name).
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    Re: Recs for hot summer scents

    If you like flowers: White Linen
    If you like citrus: L'Occitane Verveine, Eau de Rochas, O de Lancôme, Cristalle
    If you like greens: Eau de Campagne (Sisley)
    If you like fruits: Mûre et Musc...
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    Re: New 'Private Collection' redo by Estee Lauder

    The bottle is gorgeous!

    I love the original Private Collection, and this new launch don't seem to be a reformulation, as previous basenoters said, but more like a new item in the range, as they...
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    Re: Frangipani Fragrances

    Hello Wavering, a beautiful frangipani perfume is Guerlain's Mahora. Now it is discontinued, but you can still find it online. And The Guerlain boutique in Paris relaunched it under the name...
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    Re: Favorite Jasmine Perfume?

    I like Eau de Givenchy for the fresh jasmine note

    Top: Bergamot oil, Fruit Notes, Green Note, Spearmint, Tagetes,
    Heart: Cyclamen, Jasmin, Lily of the Valley, Orris, Rose,
    Base: Cedar,...
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    Re: Wedding fragance help!

    congratulations!!!!

    Maybe I could suggest you 2 classic perfumes: Pleasures or White Linen by Estée Lauder.
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    Re: Name your sexiest fragrance!

    The one which "works" remarkably on my husband is Obsession :)
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    Re: SotD Monday October 23

    hello, I'm back here after a long time - I never took the time to re-subscribe after the new forum arrival :)
    Today I'm wearing Private Collection (body lotion + perfume)
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    Re: Arpege vs Eau Arpege?

    Hi Lonefish, to my nose they are different. I bought on ebay a used bottle Eau d'Arpège because my mother had a bottle years ago. The strange thing is that there is no mention of it in the official...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 5th Jan

    Aromatics Elixir


    Val
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 4 January

    Hi,
    Happy anniversary to Timberwolf!

    Tdem, Anglomania is good :)

    For me today again No. 19.

    Val
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 3rd Jan 2006

    Chanel no. 19 edp


    Val
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    Re: SotD Saturday 31 December: New Year´s Eve

    Have a great party tonight!

    I'm wearing Sisley's Eau du Soir.

    Val
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 30 December

    Hi!
    Today I'm wearing Aromatics Elixir.

    Have a fantastic New Year's Eve tomorrow!

    Val
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    Re: SotD, Thursday December 29

    Chanel no. 19 in edp, received for my birthday :)

    Val
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 December

    Spellbound


    Val
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    Re: SotD Monday 26 December

    Good afternoon,
    a week-off for me and today I'm wearing my new Aromatics Elixir :)

    Val
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    Re: SotD Saturday 24 December Christmas Eve

    Hello everyone, I'm back after a citytrip in London.
    I offered Creed Vetiver original to my husband - what a precious perfume! :) He will wear it this night.

    And I am wearing COCO. *

    Have all...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 20 December

    Hello :)

    I'm back with Eau du Soir- a stunning chypre.


    Long life to Basenotes :)
    Val
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 9 December

    Hi :) today my patchouli perfume.

    What happens to me? I don't like anymore vanilla-based scents. I want green, chypre perfumes.

    Have a great day!

    Val
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    Re: SotD Thursday 8 December

    These days, I'm obsessed with Rive Gauche :)

    Have a nice day,
    Val
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 7 December

    Hi, Rive Gauche again for me. This morning I only catched in it the vetiver

    Val
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    SotD Tuesday 6th December

    Good morning :)

    Today I'm wearing Rive Gauche

    Have a nice day!

    Val
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    Re: SotD Monday 5 December

    Hello, this morning I have borrowed to my husband Eau de Rochas pour Homme.

    Val
  95. Thread: Vetiver scents?

    by Valnum
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    Re: Vetiver scents?

    GREAT! Thank you all for your answers! :-*

    Val :)
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    Re: Sotd Sunday 4 December

    Hi, after the Christmas decorations in the house this morning, I'm wearing Coco Mademoiselle

    Happy Sunday!

    Val
  97. Thread: Vetiver scents?

    by Valnum
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    Re: Vetiver scents?

    Masculine or feminine scents, whatever :)

    Thanks for the first answer, Tigrushka :)


    Val
  98. Thread: Vetiver scents?

    by Valnum
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    Vetiver scents?

    Could you advise great Vetiver perfumes?

    Thanks!

    Val
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 2 December

    Hi everyone, today I'm wearing Obsesion, but I cannot smell it anymore: 1 spritz under my clothes.

    This night I will wear something else, but don't know yet what: maybe Magie Noire? will see!
    ...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 1 December

    Good afternoon,
    Rive Gauche for me today.

    Have a nice day!

    Val
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