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    Re: Linking Fragrances to Films -

    Almost for me... I think of it as Jicky (or Mouchoir de Monsieur).
  2. Re: coco by chanel 1984 edp ,extrait de parfum and vintage help please

    The current EdP has been reformulated for sure, but is still recognizable. I smelled the parfum a year ago at the airport and was very impressed (a tad green in overall impression and less oriental),...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 27th January 2015

    Jicky Extrait! Bien sûr!

    To go with a dusting of snow and a cashmere pullover.

    Have a good day!
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    Poll: Re: Best Perfumes Of 2014 - A Poll

    That's an easy one - Cuir Cannage! Probably the best new fragrance in ages.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 6th January 2015

    Oh, it's Jon's birthday? So I need to sign in and wish, yes teardrop, the truest and ever attentive and thoughtful gentleman, a most wonderful birthday with plenty of culinary delights (which I have...
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    Re: Found a store with lots of vintage, need help

    Good choices!
    I have the 1000 Parfum in the same box. It is about as good as it gets. Heavenly!
    Parure EdT is a superb choice. In this box you can be sure it is not any of the slightly lesser forms...
  7. Re: How does Lyric woman stack up or are there better alternatives?

    I second what cacio said. The Lyric Woman I smelled at Dubai aiport this summer was terrible, almost nothing like the original.
  8. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca Turin reviews Dior Cuir Cannage and Amouage Sunshine

    Thanks for posting the link!
    Cuir Cannage's got to be my most favorite perfume that came out in the past years (plural!).
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    Re: Europe Trip and Perfumes Seen and Bought

    Thanks for a very entertaining write-up! Good to hear you had such a great time. Now you have me interested in that Creed....
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    Re: Serge Lutens- El Attarine

    It does last on me, but it's a rather quiet (low sillage) 'weirdo' in my wardrobe.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 4th November 2014

    Hello folks,

    *Disclaimer: I'm a man.*

    I dare intrude your SotD today and I am wearing Angelique Encens.

    *Disclaimer: which is a perfume marketed to women at its times.*

    ;-)
    I hope you...
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    Re: Habit Rouge L'Extrait

    The Extrait is also my favourite Habit Rouge. My understanding has been that it features a very prominent (warm) styrax heart. It is a very envelopping perfume with nice sillage and plenty longevity.
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    Re: Luca Turin - latest reviews

    Thanks for posting the link! Great review on the Shalimar offspring!
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    Re: Blind buy Cuir de Lancome?

    Contrary to general opinion here, I think Cuir de Lancome is crap. DieNase, you should sample Cuir Cannage in case you haven't... it just came to my mind when you described your leather impressions.
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    Re: Shalimar edt or edp for men?

    Yup, mr. reasonable is spot-on!
  16. Re: :( Etro's Messe de Menuit reformulated!... anything similar to the old one?

    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/265942-Etro-Messe-de-Minuit-Cologne-Vs-EDT
  17. Re: :( Etro's Messe de Menuit reformulated!... anything similar to the old one?

    There are three versions of Messe de Minuit (search the archive here on bn) and the original EdC was rather unique IMO.
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    Re: When did Caron create dotted gold boxes?

    Thank you for the flowers! In fact, you don't need me, you have gathered most of it in this thread. :) The urn fragrances do come in the white gold-dotted boxes. Danieq's link showing the Tabac Blond...
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    Re: Best 'Eau de Cologne'?

    Cologne Sologne.
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    Re: Caron Reformulations - And Packaging

    Well, I don't know what it smells like fresh from the urns in Paris today, but two years ago it was a wonderful rose-violet-sandalwood perfume. I would only consider buying straight from the Caron...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday , September 20, 2014

    So good to see you, Foustie! :kiss:
    Do I see a Scottish flag under your avatar? ;)
    Dior Homme Parfum.
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    Re: Revisited my sample of Sous le Vent....

    I would not want to know the price of such a special order...

    Maybe you can still find a leftover bottle somewhere from a Guerlain Boutique?

    One of my absolute favorites, too!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Friday, 19 September, 2014.

    Have a great time in San Francisco, mike!
    I'm in vintage Mouchoir de Monsieur, which is nearly gone by now. I may spritz on some Dior Homme Parfum, which has just arrived.
    Happy Friday all!
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    Re: September Purchases 2014

    The new Dior Homme Parfum had to be mine. Finally, a Dior Homme something that I really like enough to buy. :)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Thursday, 18 September, 2014.

    Pajama party chez Larimar ce soir in Mitsouko Extrait 2014 (from a recent split) with a Gin Tonic in one hand and salted almonds in the other..... umyummmmmm...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th September 2014

    Hello everybody,
    I'm in Shalimar vintage extrait to 'compare' with yesterday's Angelique Encens. While I really find Angelique Encens very appealing (the ambergris base) and very much along the...
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    Re: NARCISO by Narciso Rodriguez (2014)

    I think this really is a 'very good' (and I am not just parroting an expert opinion here) release on the 'mass market'. The white flower accord (more synthetic jasmine than gardenia to me) is a bit...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Trying it today... while I never liked DH or DHI enough to buy a bottle (although I was close), I really think I am getting one of DHP. Mike's review above is rather spot-on as far as I am concerned....
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    SotD - Tuesday, 16 September, 2014

    Good morning,

    Befitting an angel such as I am :engel017: :engel017: ... my SotD is Angelique Encens (the good stuff in the green bottle).

    Best to all
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 15 September, 2014

    Best of luck, Quarry!
    Move over, Mike! We'll have a few cocktails while sniffing through our fragrant wardrobes.
    SotE was older Narcisse Noir Extrait.
  31. Re: Style Arabia - Beauty Guide - Luca turin reviews Tom Ford Velvet Orchid & Givenchy Dahlia Divin

    Thanks for letting us know!
  32. Re: Buying vintage on eBay: better sealed or open?

    Don't do it! I once had an Arpege in wonderful condition from the outside, but it had all evaporated leaving me with the base goo (which was interesting to understand the infamous Lanvin base of the...
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    SotD - Tuesday, 9 September, 2014

    Good morning,

    My downtown sniff stroll will happen today, so there is a lot on my agenda. I needed something fresh and airy, yet complicated and longlived (low sillage)... I reached for Sous le...
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    SotD - Monday, 8 September, 2014

    Good morning all,

    A new work week is upon us... :huh:
    I have a downtown stroll with a friend planned for this afternoon, which means an early end of my work day. A new Dior Boutique opened in...
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    Re: Dior Homme Parfum!?!?

    Thanks a lot, DieNase, for your interesting impressions you kindly shared with us. You make sound the new Parfum far more appealing to me. I will not make any particular efforts, but will definitely...
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    Re: Une Fleur de Cassie by Frederic Malle

    My favorite Malle, too! Outstanding! A bit of an acquired taste and a potential classic, hopefully!
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    Re: Can you suggest me a SL for th colder months?

    Douce Amère is cuddly and enveloping. A winter favorite from SL!
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    There is absolutely nothing out there coming near the big glamour of En Avion! Congrats, kumquat!
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    SotD - Friday, 5 September, 2014

    Good morning,

    Mike, thanks for the flowers! *bearhug* In fact, I prefer splashing my Lutens (and most others, too), although with Douce Amère there is oddly enough no real difference to be...
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    SotD - Thursday, 4 September, 2014

    Good morning,

    Thank you Mike, Jon, Quarry, jujy and some fellow 'fragrant-ics' being absent for a while! It's people like you that keep me interested and sort of 'bonded' with you. I'll take...
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    Re: NARCISO by Narciso Rodriguez (2014)

    I will definitely go and sniff it when it hits stores in Austria. I have gotten tired and fed up with practically everything that came out in the past years. So, do not disappoint me, you and Luca...
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    Re: Moment of Clarity

    Samples is a good point. I usually sniff new samples and may spray them in the air in order to assess whether it is worthy to be worn on my skin. I always feel it is a great waste of time to wear a...
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    Re: Moment of Clarity

    I think practically every serious BNer starts out on a journey exploring his/her taste and likes, learning to define them (notes, accords) and then hunt down favorites. Most seem to go through a...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Wednesday, 3 September, 2014.

    Good morning,
    Guerlain here too... Habit Rouge L'Extrait.
    Best to all
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    Re: A fragrance for my mother ? Need your help

    Sylvain, I think Chanel's Coco EdP (the traditional Coco not the awful Coco Noir or Coco Mademoiselle) in today's formulation is still good and recognisable as Coco, but pays tribute to newer trends...
  46. Re: New Installment of Luca Turin's Reviews - September 2nd

    Thanks for the link! I'm intrigued enough to sniff Narciso now.
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    Re: Favorite fall fragrances

    After a usually hot summer I always long for the warmth and richness of Tabac Blond Extrait for a hopefully 'golden' fall.
  48. Thread: Cocktails

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    Re: Cocktails

    I paricularly enjoy Daiquiris as served in Havana's La Floridita bar. Mint Julep and New Orleans are favorites, too. Of course Gin Tonic o'clock is not be missed - favorite gins are Giplin's,...
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    Re: In need of enlightenment...

    I fully share your sentiment, Giannino! I wear what I like and if it pleases somebody else - fine.
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    Re: Neroli essential oil instead of fragrance

    Try Goutal's Cologne Sologne and Pour le Jeune Homme (the Eau and not the Extravagante, which is heavy on ginger) from Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier. Both are under 100 bucks!
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    Re: Serge Lutens Miel de Bois fans!

    I can only confirm what G. says. The newer has a slightly drier, woodier thing going as well, but the difference of vintage to new is only minor. I can't say which one I prefer. Miel de Bois is a...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit- AMAZING!

    There have been reports from Paris that Wasser improved the musk in Vol de Nuit's base plus a new better galbanum source/batch. The opening is slightly animalic and has a hint of Jicky in it. I was...
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    Latest reports from Paris say that the Acaciosa fountain made a re-appearance at the Caron Montaigne boutique, which is splendid news indeed. I suggest sampling Pois de Senteur. There is hardly...
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    Re: Looking for similar scent

    There is no other, my darling Wolfie! Give up! :kiss:
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    Re: Looking for similar scent

    If budget is no concern and you want to stay safe in No. 5 territory, I'd propose La Myrrhe from Serge Lutens (it smells very much like No. 5 EdP from the 1990s just more oriental in style with myrrh...
  56. Re: Mitsouko: She IS different with each wearing...

    I'm in on a split of 2014 extrait, which is due this summer. I also have a flacon of 2010 or 2011 extrait to compare. The new EdT is very nice - dry and restraint but ultimately not rewarding enough...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 22 Jun, 2014.

    I'm invitin myself to Jon as he offers such a perfect package. Meanwhile I'm enjoying a Gin & Tonic and the last sun rays. A spritz of Carnal Flower ce soir. And yes, I too take one of Wolfie's...
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2014

    Mmmmm, Xscent, Rose de Nuit... one of my all-time favorites and still in fine condition! Congrats!
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    Re: Do you carry around an atomiser?

    I always carry some Jicky Extrait with me.
  60. Re: Serge Lutens - Any news about the 2014 exclusive range perfume?

    Frugal is the word that comes to mind...
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    Re: Today I Bought— May 2014

    Love your beast and the pic of course, jujy! Enjoy!
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    Re: Sotd Wed. 7 May 2014

    Grocery shopping in a cloud of Vol de Nuit 2013 Extrait... sometimes life is glamorous!
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    Re: Vintage Shalimar Extrait Help

    Congratulations! This is the real deal with all the animalics in place and yet creating a soft and tender aura. Do enjoy!
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    Re: New Frédéric Malle Release

    Interesting! If it resembles anything vaguely like magnolia essential oil dilutions it won't be to my liking. Is the 'Eau de' an indication of a possible EdT concentration? We don't know yet I...
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    Re: New Perfumer at Caron

    Thanks, G. for taking the initiative! I think his son Wiliam might take over in the long run. That's how I understood the article I read.
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    Re: Jicky EDP - First Wearing

    That's how Jicky should be worn in my opinion (10 sprays), but I have turned more into a splasher recently. I could not say I prefered EdP over Extrait or vice-versa. The extrait has a heavier feel...
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    Re: New Perfumer at Caron

    I think I read somewhere that Richard Fraysse's son William joined Caron a while ago or maybe I am just confusing bits in my brain
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    Re: Tabac Blond Extrait or EdP

    I have a vintage likely 1970s bottle, which I unsealed myself. A lot of what is going around is not the real thing. I find it roughly to be like 1/3 Knize Ten ( which is a topnote thing mainly), 1/3...
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    Re: Fragrances with some stank

    Dzing!
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Well, that does sound like a good combo to me, hedonist! Thanks!
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    Re: Habanita Parfum Extract (30ml)

    I second what donna said. No, the parfum is far less powdery. It's also almost identical to Roja Dove's Enslaved EdP.
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    Re: Dior Cuir Cannage (2014)

    Thanks hedonist! A redux 'Spanish leather' would be my thing! I will sniff it soon as a Dior Boutique is going to open in Vienna in April.
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    Re: Miller Harris Vetiver Bourbon

    I know dear hedonist is a fan if it and so am I. This is my favorite vetiver. Its opening vibe so reminds me of vintage greats. I somehow never ended up owning a bottle as, yes, it was obviously...
  74. Re: BN California Mini-Meet, March 22, 2014 • The Scent Bar (Lucky Scent)

    Thanks so much for sharing all these wonderful pics, Quarry! I am pleased to see and hear you had a great time. My favorite pic is the one with you touching the wine glass! You've got muchas style!...
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    Re: Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    While I like the greater punch of civet in Mouchoir de Monsieur's start, I much more long for Jicky's sensual (not to say sexual) warmth. To achieve the latter I prefer to splash a generous amount on...
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    Re: The New Yorker - "How To Smell"

    I think her blog Yesterday's Perfume is one of the absolute top resources for vintage perfume. Her impressions and findings are very much in line with mine and I have found myself agreeing so many...
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    Re: Jicky or Mouchoir de Monsieur?

    Either way it requires a liberal application plus it will always be an intimate affair. Jicky is an aura, a body-like smell when coming close. Wearing Jicky properly is always a luxury.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 14 March, 2014.

    Enjoying a day in my sun bed at 20 degrees C, fresh homemade pizza in the oven and up for a cruise on country roads later. Lots of Ubar, which has 'melted' away in the sun. :)
    Happy Friday all...
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    Re: Apres l'Ondee reformulation

    Interestingly, I found the AlO Extrait to be nothing special being a wonderful iris 'only', the old EdT was magic however (heliotrope) but very fleeting. The new EdT is maybe my favorite rooty iris...
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    Re: Apres l'Ondee reformulation

    Oh, I missed the thread. I can add a bit to solve the mystery. My bottle is 0Q01 and the new mimosa prominent thing. Either way, longevity and sillage is frustrating on my skin. I have given up on it.
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    Re: Revisiting a classic-Guerlain Jicky

    Longevity of Mouchoir de Monsieur is similar to Jicky EdP. Apart from being more civet prominent MdM also has noticable patchouli onboard.
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    Re: Spray vs Dab - do you notice a difference?

    My sentiments, exactly!

    Yes, there is often a noticeable difference in spraying vs. dabbing/splashing. Spraying seems to lighten/brighten things up unnecessarily.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 7 March 2014.

    Another single malt fan here, though less of an Islay nerd any longer I have to admit. Good luck and enough stamina, Xscent! You rock :) I am contemplating cracking open a bottle of champagne (a...
  84. Re: Name The Most Intoxicating Heady Fragrances You Have Tried

    Well said, Sam! L'Heure Bleue does take my breath away. I also enjoy MPG's Jasmin on sultry summer nights outside.
  85. Thread: Dry Lips!

    by Larimar
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    Re: Dry Lips!

    Lavera Bronze lip balm... natural and cheap! Feels great!
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    Re: What did you used to wear back in the day?

    As a teenage boy I went through three bottles of Pasha de Cartier. I also had Jil Sander Feeling Man as one of my first perfumes.
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    Re: Revisiting a classic-Guerlain Jicky

    I own and love the following versions of Jicky: Current Extrait, EdP and vintage PdT and EdT. As Sam pointed out the vintage EdT is so deliciously creamy, which I find to die for. However, over all,...
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Happiest birthday, dear jujy! Great! Vega is so special. I love it dearly and it's so much better (read: interesting) than No. 5 and the likes. Also, I always get a clear L'Heure Bleue vibe about 45...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - 28 February, 2014.

    Sam, your pic makes me dream of last summer's trip to Valensole and the Verdon Gorge. Breathtaking! I will never forget the images.
    kewart, I had chicken pox at 30+ and it was the worst thing ever....
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 February, 2014.

    Right so, Sam! Splish-splash here, too with Miel de Bois, but much more moderate. Otherwise I would reek as far as France or even Australia.
    Have a good day all!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 26 February, 2014.

    A liberal application of Sous le Vent for today.
    Best to all
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 25 February, 2014.

    Hi Xscent, hi all,
    It seems Jicky is in the air today. I'm in lots of EdP. Same glorious weather today - what a difference it makes!
    Best to all
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 February, 2014.

    Hello everybody,
    Grew up with The Bangles, too.
    A brilliant day today - blue sky, 12 degrees C. I opted for an early departure at work - was in Miel de Bois - and am now sitting in the sun near my...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 22 February, 2014.

    Enjoyed reading your Jicky story, Mike!
    So nice to see you again, Zibeline!
    Mitsouko Extrait ce soir.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 22 February, 2014.

    Good morning,
    Shalimar vintage extrait today... and I know I am in fine company. :)
    Enjoy your weekend!
  96. Thread: Dry Lips!

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    Re: Dry Lips!

    With my quest to get rid of as many products containing parabens and other ingredients as possible, the Guerlain lip balm had to go. I can now vouch for the Nuxe Reve de Miel's effectiveness. Good...
  97. Re: Animalics, super musc etc..where to go from here?

    Try Dzing!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    You sure smell divine, tdem! Just how long is that vintage extrait flacon going to last? :)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 February, 2014.

    Sous le Vent as it hits the right spot like no other at the moment.... effortless is the word ;)
    Best to all
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 18 February, 2014.

    Douce Amère on this cold morning. Spring is in the air nevertheless... may it last!
    Best to all
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