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    Re: Your favorite Iris (Orris) scents

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/28100/l-homme-de-coeur-by-divine

    Divine- Homme de Coeur is a sensuous, dry Iris mainly for men. (Rather cool)

    Le Labo- Iris 39 is somewhat sweet, but also dry....
  2. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    I understand your point about being super-sensitive. That is not my intent. I just feel there has been a break-down of communication and at the same time, some needless injurious language is being...
  3. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    I am only bringing this to your attention. Of course you are free to do what you please. Just know that there are better ways to express yourself. That's all.

    There are are two 'odors' in...
  4. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Yes, you have a right to your opinion. And I hope you can see my side, too.
  5. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    The fact is when you associate the word 'old' with all the negative connotations you essentially say "old equals bad." bad=undesirable
  6. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Which part? I get the feeling you are itching for an argument. These are matters of opinion. That would be pointless.


    http://youtu.be/kQFKtI6gn9Y
  7. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    I doubt that it carries quite as much baggage for men. There is not the social pressure to remain perpetually frozen in time as there is for females.
  8. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Great illustrations, Froufrou, thanks! That's just what I'm talking about.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Saturday, 27 December, 2014.

    http://i59.tinypic.com/2whi6fq.jpg

    Guerlain-
    Vol de Nuit
    Parfum
  10. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Suggesting that that all people of 'a certain age' whatever that may be, have one particular odor is patently absurd. This kind of assumption robs people of their individuality. I can't say it any...
  11. Re: How important is it to keep the original boxes of your fragrances?

    So you take out all the packing material?
    (You sound very neat & tidy, bravo!)
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    Re: Warming Scents for a Chilly Day

    Cardinal- Heeley ​warm and woody.
  13. Re: Still seeking a DARK and HEAVY Blackberry fragrance

    Have you ever had Serge Lutens- Bois des Violette? It may not be berry but it has that dark 'purple' vibe and woods. It might be worth a try.
  14. Re: How important is it to keep the original boxes of your fragrances?

    Spoken like a true hoarder. I have a basement full of these. I must admit, on rare occasions, the box has information on it about the batch numbers that may come in handy in the future. The problem...
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    Wow! I didn't know you could still get it at all! It does remind me of 'Mitsouko' without the peach. Also,' Amouage Gold', in a way. Yes, it would be expensive. It was about $225 when I got it at...
  16. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    When I see that phrase "I don't want to smell like an old lady". I feel confused as I don't know the old lady being referred to.



    Thanks, everyone- that's all I mean. Just show some respect...
  17. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    The only thing I'm against is the negative judgment implied in a phrase such as "I don't want to smell like an old lady". Phrases like this are NOT helpful or useful. They're only insulting and...
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    Thank-you for your comments. I finally started a thread in General discussion if you'd care to weigh in there.

    Party in Manhattan is a classic now. Sadly discontinued.
  19. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Yes, part of my point is to spread the word and encourage everyone to educate the uninformed. They know not what they do.
  20. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    The reason I'm mentioning this is to voice my opinion.
  21. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Nymphea, you have hit the nail on the head. So often, wine and perfume are compared. Certainly age is not a problem there, but an asset. Without a doubt, we are disregarding valuable experience and...
  22. Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    I'm on a quest to eliminate the offensive use of the terms "Old Lady" and "Old Man" when describing perfume. These terms are not useful in determining notes. All they do is offend half the population...
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    Thanks, Froufrou! It's nice to have support. You may wonder why I don't just start a thread on this. Frankly, I dread drawing any attention to the term. But, perhaps, it is inevitable.
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    Some nice stuff, Hednic! I figured out the piano message, too. (I used to sing in the choir). Love that sexy horse.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i59.tinypic.com/29fqkm.jpg

    This was a gift. It is 2&1/4" high. The top swings to hold the stopper in place. Remnants of perfume.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    I just got this sweet deco bottle for carrying in a purse. It is marked 'sterling'.
    http://i58.tinypic.com/ngu1rk.jpg
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 26 December, 2014

    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/10/a1/05/10a1054fd857ba7cf2fdff1e7c00fae0.jpg

    ​The Party in Manhattan

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.17316.jpg
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    https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/10/a1/05/10a1054fd857ba7cf2fdff1e7c00fae0.jpg

    ​The Party in Manhattan

    http://fimgs.net/images/secundar/o.17316.jpg
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 25 December, 2014

    http://i59.tinypic.com/2w5k6lk.jpg
    Bouguereau

    IPDF-
    Tulipano Nero

  30. Re: Guerlain Guet-Apens Ed. Perfume Limited edition 1999

    You'd be better off looking for similar bottles on Ebay. With no photo there's not much information here.
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    Re: Just want to say......

    http://images.forwallpaper.com/files/thumbs/preview/74/740140__old-st-nick_p.jpg

    ​Merry Christmas, everyone!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th December 2014

    Thanks! Yes, I was thrilled when I got it. A real 'blast from the past'!
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    Thanks, you, too!

    I'm worried about 'smoking man'! Very weird! The inside of his mouth must be one big scab by now. Eek!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th December 2014

    http://i58.tinypic.com/2lxyr9k.jpg
    ​Jean Harlow
    Caron- Infini
    Vintage Parfum
    http://i30.tinypic.com/r7q70m.jpg
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    How sweet!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23rd December 2014

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3e/Irises-Vincent_van_Gogh.jpg

    Le Labo-
    Iris 39 Oil
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    I love that! What a cute dog video.
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    Re: SOTD Monday 22nd December 2014

    http://hupojie.com/images/amber_room.jpg

    Etro- Ambra
    Vintage
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    Re: I need something new!

    You might like Armani- Code. ​Orange blossom, one of the best dept store frags.
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    Excellent, Mumsy! I love the Carmina Burana anyway. That was so clever.
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    This is inspiring.

    http://www.thisblewmymind.com/she-gets-yelled-at-for-giving-coats-to-the-homeless-her-response-brilliant/#_
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 21st December 2014

    http://www.sensesofcinema.com/wp-content/uploads/images/directors/03/25/cancan_file0003.jpg
    Caron-
    French Cancan
    French Parfum
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 21st December 2014

    Good luck on the festivities, Jon. Great photos. Looks like fun!
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    http://youtu.be/qrHcUdgjclo
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    Re: Sample Pass-- woody white florals, chypres...

    Thanks for chiming in, Primrose. We need all the help we can get. I wore Edwardian Bouquet yesterday and I noticed how well it is constructed. If you like hyacinth and galbanum, you should check it...
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    Re: A note on respect and civility

    Thanks for your support, Jon!
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    http://youtu.be/Zf4wKY8PJtg
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    Re: A note on respect and civility

    Good point, Supergirl. Some people think we are just being hyper-sensitive. There is no excuse for this kind of blatent sexism in our "community". If some are unhappy about it, maybe they'd be...
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    Very good CGI! You'd think those planes would fly closer together!
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    Re: Sotd Sat.20 Dec-14.

    http://i62.tinypic.com/34615jm.jpg
    ​Floris-
    Edwardian Bouquet
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    Are we sure this isn't being shown backwards? With the shoe being untied? Anyway, it's cool!
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    Agree with Bigbloke. Very sensible.
  53. Thread: Best Chypre

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    Re: Best Chypre

    Plus 1- ​Azureé!
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    https://artisgoodstuff.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/monet_1875_the_stroll_camille_monet_and_her_son_jean_720.jpg?w=450&h=571
    Claude Monet, 1875

    Esteé Lauder-
    Private Collection
    Vintage...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19th December 2014

    https://artisgoodstuff.files.wordpress.com/2009/10/monet_1875_the_stroll_camille_monet_and_her_son_jean_720.jpg?w=450&h=571
    Claude Monet, 1875

    Esteé Lauder-
    Private Collection
    Vintage
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    I am also a member. It's just when those words "old lady" and "scent" are combined it is invariably un complimentary if not downright insulting. As in "I don't want to smell like an old lady" or...
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    Aside from the fact that old age is approaching for me (I get "Mamm'ed" regularly these days) there is the idea that an 'old person' smell conjures up mothballs and perspiration. None of us wants...
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    Yes, aldehydes are neglected!
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th December 2014

    http://i47.tinypic.com/vq00mp.jpg

    Mocha, tdem, I'm so sorry for your loss.
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    Re: I need help ladies

    :smiley:
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    Re: I need help ladies

    Le Labo- Iris 39 ​tangy, sophisticated and fresh.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 18th December 2014

    http://i34.tinypic.com/29vl3md.jpg

    ​LeLabo- Iris 39
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    Hi, Betsy, great list so far. I just have one suggestion; I'm on a crusade to stamp out the term "old lady" or "old man" as applied to scent. I find it objectionable for obvious reasons. (It's just...
  64. Thread: Off-Topic

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    A couple of great ones! Mystical Magic and that Christmas surprise was really sweet!
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 16th December 2014

    http://www.matthiesengallery.com/paintings/size_3/219.jpg
    ​François Boucher
    ​Profumum-
    Rosae Mundi EDP
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    A couple of ideas-
    A Jean Patou scent
    a discontinued scent
    an 'exotic' note (possibly floral)
    a multiple fruit note
    a favorite 'green' note
    your first serious investment perfume
    one that...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    So many are ruined now by re formulation that it seems unlikely.
  68. Thread: Resolutions

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    Re: Resolutions

    Yes, as they say, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

    As for me, I do resolve to get more organized. Cull some duds. Get my samples filed and my supplies in a more convenient place. Now...
  69. Re: Help? A Xmas suggestion for a girl that likes Dior Leather Oud...

    The perfect one to try is Chanel- 31 Rue Cambon. (kidding, there are a million great ones.) That's as good a place to start as any.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 14th December 2014

    http://ichef.bbci.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/images/paintings/bha/large/syo_bha_90003662_large.jpg

    Caron-
    French Cancan
    French Parfum

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    Re: SOTD Saturday 13 December 2014

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Plums.jpg


    Serge Lutens-
    Fémenité du Bois
    By Christopher Sheldrake
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    Christopher Sheldrake's - Feminité du Bois - plum & woods, sister scent to ​Bois Oriental & Bois Violette.
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    http://youtu.be/Q3R9lYV5o-c
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    Good luck, Emoe, ​and congratulations to you and your wife! Keep spreading the word of great scent as you go. That must be a welcome distraction. Seriously, all the best.
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    Agreed. There's no accounting for taste!
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    I hear you, sister!
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    Most revealing wedding dresses. Tacky!


    http://youtu.be/2nQANUEtwd0
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    Oh, those little ducks are adorable!
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    Re: Niche perfume for the wifey

    Plus 1 for ​Chinatown!
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    Re: Niche perfume for the wifey

    Chanel- 31 Rue Cambon ​is always worth a try, too.
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    Re: Why do we do it?

    It bothers me to think that I'm having a huge affect on everyone around me. I select a scent purely for my own enjoyment. And when I do, I know I'm going to be wearing it for hours so I try to be...
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    Re: Niche perfume for the wifey

    Feminité would be lovely. Have you sampled it yourself? You should know the scent yourself to be sure if you like it first. Possibly you might like Ormonde Jayne- Woman since you're in Brittain and...
  83. Re: Vintage 1930'S 'OBERON' Bottle with Sterling Silver cap & Glass Wand Restored

    What great pictures! Thanks for your story. Very instructive and encouraging. It's so much better than the old broken one, to be sure!
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    I don't have white whine with the cake. I'm strictly a milk and cake gal. I could try red wine sometime, though...
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    I like a Sauvignon Blanc or a Fumé. There's a great affordable Fumé blanc I like - "Ferrari Carano". I am afraid to bake myself cake because that's all I would do is eat it. I mostly eat it on...
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    Besides perfume, I'm also devoted to
    Chocolate Cake & White Wine-

    http://recipeforflavor.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/Chocolate-Buttermilk-Cake-1024x680.jpg
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10th December 2014

    http://novakart.com/wp-content/gallery/hodgkin-howard/howard-hodgkin_heat_painting.jpg
    Howard Hodgkin
    Ô de Lancôme
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9th December 2014

    Actually, in Nebraska we are having 40-50 degree (F) brisk, but not bad for December, and no storms as they have in the Northeast. In fact, it's dry. That's too bad though since we need rain or snow.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 9th December 2014

    http://www.lotusflowermeaning.net/lotusimages/Lotus-Flower-Meaning.png

    ​Hermes- Un Jardin sur le Nil
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    http://youtu.be/IBDrIpyjD1Q

    Check out the soccer- playing lion.
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    That is some hot stuff! Yowsa. It's nice to be in the know!
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    Re: Women under 35 and classic perfumes

    Of course, very few classics are being offered in acceptable versions these days. There are some exceptions.
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    Re: I need help ladies

    My favorite at the moment is (pricey) the glorious Profumum- Rosae Mundi but something closer in feel to the Dior might be Hermes- Un Jardin sur le Nil or Chanel - 31 Rue Cambon. You might consider...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 7th December 2014

    http://www.abc.net.au/reslib/201212/r1048576_12157210.jpg

    ​Caron-
    French Cancan
    French Parfum
  95. Re: Want alternative to oriental and leather scents

    Try Chanel 31 Rue Cambon it is a 'pink chypre' charming and fresh without being too fruity. A favorite.
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    :grin:
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    Re: A note on respect and civility

    These "queries" need to be directed to the stickie that deals with this age-old issue. It seems to be the same thing over and over.
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    A lively game, for sure!
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 6th December 2014

    https://inspirationgreen.com/assets/images/Art/Moss/moss%20trees.jpg

    Dioressence
    Vintage EDT
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    Re: SOTD Friday 5th December 2014

    Ha! Yes, he is a handsome guy. So impressive!
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