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    Re: Spotted at TJMaxx

    My local Marshall's and TJM stores are hit or miss. One day, they have several good frags and on others, they're either picked over or have crap.

    I wished they had testers out. That way customers...
  2. Re: The One or Leau The One - by D&G - any preference???

    I was initially thinking about the men's version, too.... but sniffed it on a card in a mag and wasn't that impressed. Maybe, I'll have to try a sample, anyway.
  3. Re: The One or Leau The One - by D&G - any preference???

    I think, the LEAU THE ONE is a recent lauch. From the "looks" of it it's probably a lighter version of the original - THE ONE. Also, the LTO is an EDT, while the original TO is an EDP.

    When I...
  4. The One or Leau The One - by D&G - any preference???

    Ok.... I'm in the market for one of the Dolce & Gabbana scents and was thinking about THE ONE or LEAU THE ONE. For those of you that have tried or own them, which do you prefer? Please explain why. ...
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    Re: No More Guelain Shalimar

    Say it ain't so!!! I can't believe that they would d/c a bestseller.... but you never know.
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    Re: First perfume for two little girls

    I have to second Pink Sugar, VW Princess and any of the Harajuku Lovers. The Harajuku's might be especially fun for the youngest, since the bottles are shaped like dolls.

    Another option would be...
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    Re: What's your favorite drugstore frag?

    I got to agree with the quote above. Sometimes decants of high-end frags are a good bet.

    You may also want to check out TESTERS or UNBOXED, if you don't care about a fancy cap and box. (I don't...
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    Re: Travel Wardrobe

    For me, it depends on these factors:

    1) Where am I going? - Big city, small town, rural area, beach, north, south, etc....
    2) What time of the year?
    3) What will I be doing there? - Work,...
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    Re: The most glamorous perfume ever and why?

    I'd say Chanel, Dior and Guerlain. They've been around forever and have typically created winners more consistently than others.
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    Comfort scent

    I just read this thread http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=219901 in the men's frag section and though it may also be interesting to ask this here.

    Which frag (or frags) is your...
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    Re: Buyer Beware 2

    ITA!!! What I hate is when I pay for fast delivery like UPS 3-day-select or USPS Priority and then the seller ships it by UPS Ground or regular mail. (It's happened a few times on eBay!)
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    Poll: Re: Of these for going out

    I'm a chick :D ..... and my vote's for NR for DATES.

    Let me ask you this..... Is this your first date with that person? If you've dated that person before and feel comfortable, ask what types of...
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    Re: Help a Newbie!! Finding Similar Fragrances

    I find that 5th Avenue After Five is a bit "younger' and sexier than the original. (I still like them both.) it also depends on how you apply and how much. I tend to prefer sprays over splashes and...
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    Re: New perfume for an Alfred Sung's lover

    Maybe you want to look into the other frags by Alfred Sung?! I don't own Sung and have never sniffed it. I do, however own Forever, Shi, Sha, Jewel and Paradise.
  15. Re: Which scents do your children love on you?

    I don't have any kids myself, but have friends with kids that I may also babysit.

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    Hafsia is 7. Her comments when I wear some frags she likes:

    Burberry's...
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    Re: rate this decision

    I'd say it's an 8. This particular tester will come WITHOUT a cap. I prefer that my bottle have a cap, if at all possible. (Some HTF or DCed frags may only be available as a tester.) I think it looks...
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    Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    I feel ya, brother! :D I live an hour north of NYC.

    I've also seen eBay seller out of California that look like they may be selling fakes. And... please don't buy frags from sellers out of Taiwan,...
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    Re: How to spot Fake Cologne and Perfume on eBay

    I agree with that statement. I have bought several frags off eBay this way and they were legit. I've also bought bottles that were partially used.... and they were fine. I have to admit thought, that...
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    Re: what is a tester

    Testers are often either unboxed, or packaged in a plain cardboard box and not the fancy packaging retail bottles come in. Sometimes they don't come with a cap, other times they do come with an ugly...
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    Re: Lipstick Lust

    I kinda stumbled onto them at Sephora's.... Don't ya love that place?! :D

    Those great lipies I mentioned are named Lip STAINS but they are not what one might think of as a typical (cosmetic)...
  21. Re: budget friendly, high quality, personal recs:

    I have to second Tovah's recommendation of Paula Choice products. They are gentle and non-irritating and the products for oily-combo skin don't add to my oil slicks. :D I also like some of her make...
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    Re: Best concealer for dark circles?

    I've got golden olive skin and for me Make Up Forever's Full Cover Concealer (in Golden Beige 10) works well. It's creamy yet dries to a semi-matte finish and does hardly crease. (I have oily skin.)...
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    Re: stinky toiletries / cosmetics

    Yeah, I've noticed that some natural ingredient skin products can smell funky. As far as fragrances added, some companies actually add essential oils or floral essences to their products. Maybe you...
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    Re: Chanel No5 "Most Iconic Fragrance"

    I also agree that Coco and Eternity may be iconics. Beckham and TOP? Naw....



    I find the quoted text in red especially interesting. :smiley:

    It's liek this with many high-end name brand...
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    Re: Perfume on paper strips- Why?

    Most people smell a scent on paper, first and it's that first impression that often makes people interested in a frag. If they like it on a paper strip (or tissue) they may also like it on their...
  26. Re: Is changing frag during the same day a no-no?

    :shocked: :bounce:

    If I know I have something going on later where I may need to change frags but can't shower, I tend to start my day with a scent that will have faded by the time I need to...
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    Re: Help a Newbie!! Finding Similar Fragrances

    I second Coco Madmoiselle and 5th Avenue. You might also want to try 5th Avenue After Five and Burberry Brit.
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    Re: scentedmonkey.com

    I second that! ^^^^

    For me, even shipping is great. I get mine within a day or two after they ship.... and they do process and ship out within only a day or two after ordering.
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    Re: eau de toilette=toilet water?

    When I saw the title of this thread I had to chuckle. :D

    Where I grew up, people used to talk about "toiletting" which really meant "grooming." In that sense, "toilet water" or "eau de toilet"...
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    Valentino V Ete Perfume by Valentino

    One of the frags I own and that's missing from the directory is :

    Valentino V Ete Perfume by Valentino.

    I'm not sure when it was launched and may have been discontinued.... since it is only...
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    Daisy by Marc Jacobs - EDP or EDT?

    For those of you that have tried the EDP and EDT versions of Daisy.... which do you prefer? I'm trying to decide which version to put on my list for "Santa." ;) (I like them both and need a little...
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    Re: Review symbol in the wardrobe?

    Sounds good!
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    Re: Fragrance Directory Photos

    I'm bumping this thread back to the top, because I've pondered the same question.

    How come some of the frags in the directory have a pic of the bottle and others do not? Where do the pics come...
  34. Re: I want a perfume that doesn't smell like perfume ...

    I'd recommend Weekend (for men) by Burberry.... It's light and citrusy. On me, this does only last about 4 hours and therefore I carry a small bottle of it in my purse, to freshen up if needed. You...
  35. Re: Going to nyc where should I go for my perfume addiction?

    Hope I'm not too late with my reply. :undecided:

    I'd suggest you also visit a Bond No 9 store.

    They have several locations in NYC:
    897 Madison Avenue at 73rd Street - 212.794.4480
    680...
  36. Re: matching toiletries - what to do when not available

    I prefer to use unscented skin care products, in general. I can't stand it when different scents have to compete with eachother. (One or two for hair products, one for bath product, one for body...
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    Re: SA greedy with samples

    I usually visit local stores to first smell frags on cardboard. Then, if I'm still interested, I may ask for a sample - although I may not always get one. If not, I don't mind "going" to a seller of...
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    Re: The BIG list of online stores - your input needed!

    While I have yet to return any FRAGRANCES to Sephora, I have done so for other cosmetics. No matter where I bought a product - online or in-store - I was able to return the unwanted item IN-STORE,...
  39. Re: Discontinued items ----- is the juice still OK?

    Well.... it depends. Sometimes they do change colors. Something that is supposed to be clear when new, may turn darker and cloudy when old. That doesn't always translate into stale, though. I have a...
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    Re: Supermarket frags

    I have to agree with ^--^. If it smells good, is in "my price range" and has longevity, I'll buy it - regardless where I find it. Here in the US, I have bought frags at drug stores (such as CVS,...
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    Re: Where is Dioressence?

    Just had a look at the link you provided. The seller is in TAIWAN. Lots of counterfeit stuff is coming from that region - especially China............................. I'd have to see details and...
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    Re: Where is Dioressence?

    Well........ I'm not so sure they're not fakes. Lots of high-end and or discontinued scents, sold on Ebay, turn out to be not the real deal.
  43. Re: The Fragrance Wheel, an interesting site..

    Interesting tool. Thanks for posting!!!
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    Re: Where is Dioressence?

    Thanks for the pix, dear. Looks like non of the online dealers carry the vintage version. :sad:
  45. Re: Chandler Burr History of Perfume NYTimes Talk

    Hmm... Looks intriguing. If I can swing it, I may come, too. Got to check out my work load. I might be working in the city, that day, anyway.
  46. Re: Cosmetics and Grooming Products The Scents of Which You Wish Someone Would Bottle

    Kinda OT, but I feel like sharing... LOL

    Was looking through a fashion mag, earlier today and got a whiff of DK's Cashmere Mist. (It's on my list to test.) I kept wondering why the scent on that...
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    Re: Prettiest bottle in your wardrobe/ever?

    I love the look of my bottle of Absolutely Irresistible by Givenchy. It's a deep shiny red and reminds me of red fragrant roses.

    I also like my bottle of M by Mariah Carey. (I may even purchase...
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    Re: Ever wear men's scents?

    Thanks for the tip. I'll be having a look at it.



    I've been actually eyeing that one. I'm planning on buying a sample of 2 other Boucheron's (one of the female Jaipurs as well as Miss...
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    Re: Help me. Please.

    You're right! Preparation H actually does help reduce bags under the eyes. Some of my hard working (as well as hard partying and not-sleeping-much) actor and musician friends use it all the time.
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    Re: Men and nail polish

    I live near and often work in NYC's entertainment industry. I see guys with COLORED nail polish, all the time. Either they are in rock bands, the goth scene or..... ehem .... gay. Those that often...
  51. Re: Cosmetics and Grooming Products The Scents of Which You Wish Someone Would Bottle

    I used to love the scent of Blended Beauty (and their kiddie version Blended Cutie) hair products, before they reformulated. The old version smelled like almond cookies or marzipan (almond paste.)...
  52. Re: Cosmetics and Grooming Products The Scents of Which You Wish Someone Would Bottle

    LOL....

    The "hippie smell" is probably the odor of hemp, patchouli, some herbals and perhaps something like sandalwood in that lotion?
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    Re: best mineral foundation?

    I guess I'm going to rain on the "Bare Essential" parade. I can't stand their powder products. The bismuth in the BE products was causing me to break out. (Lucky for those that are not allergic to...
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    Re: Lipstick Lust

    I also love densely colored, lush lipsticks, but also don't discriminate against sheer ones. :D My obsession with lipsticks and glosses is worst than my love for new fragrances. LOL I am always on...
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    Re: Face Powder for Men

    What? No replies from any girls to help out the boys? :D Well, let me be the first!!! :happy:

    I wouldn't be turned off by a guy wearing a little face powder and/or concealer to cover a blemish,...
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    Re: What's your fav mascara?

    For casual days, I like Clinique's High Impact mascara ($14) in black. It leaves my lashes looking natural, yet adds a bit of oompf. Doesn't smear at all, nor does it flake much and washes off...
  57. Poll: Re: POLL: Are you in the Fragrance Industry or is perfumery just a hobby for y

    Same as ^ -- ^. In my college days - many moons ago - I actually worked at a small, independent perfumery & makeup studio. We custom-mixed scents per client order, similar to Bond No 9, but without...
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    Re: Figured out a way to store samples :)

    This is a grrrrrrrreat thread!!! Thanks 30Roses! :wave:

    I use the same method storing my many makeup brushes. (I got that idea from a Sephora display.) I uses half-round, 3-4" tall, sponge/soap...
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    Re: Bond No. 9 Boca Raton

    That is definitely questionable advice!! :eek: I have looked at some fragrances in gorgeous bottles and the juice inside was not something I'd ever want to wear. On the other hand, I own several...
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    Re: Ever wear men's scents?

    I own Dunhill Desire for Men, Obsession for Men and Burberry Weekend for Men. (I prefer Obsession's and BW's men's version over the women's!)

    I recently had a sniff at Bulgari's Black (unisex,)...
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    Re: Light Soapy Perfume for Women?

    Just thought of another.... EL's Beautiful. Just saw a giftset of this (1.7oz EDP + .5oz mini EDP + 3oz body lotion) at TJMaxx, for $35.
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    Re: Can weather affect the smell of cologne?

    I have to agree with the 2 replies above. Weather definitely makes a difference.

    Some strong scents - especially those heavy on musks and "spices" - may be too much during a hot and humid day,...
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    Re: Fragrance Categorization/Organization

    I store my stash on a curio-type shelving unit in my 2nd floor hallway. I organize them by "scent family" like citrus/fruity, floral-fruity, "just" floral, marine, oriental-spicey, foody-gourmand and...
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    Re: Buying a tester off ebay...

    I agree with you on this. I don't need the box, if I just want to add the bottle to my personal stash.... but I prefer my testers to have a cap. I recently bought a 3.3 oz tester of Gucci Envy Me 2...
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    Re: Buying a tester off ebay...

    You know what they say.... if a deal looks to be too good to be true, it often is!!! You may feel you're getting "such a deal" but if it's a fake or watered down, you've wasted your cash.
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    Live Platinum by JLo

    Fragrance name: Live Platinum
    House: Jennifer Lopez
    Launch date: don't know... maybe 2007? Limited Edition

    BTW, it's a fragrance I actually own.

    Here's a link as proof:...
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    Re: Basic Wardrobe Editing now available

    How come some of the fragrances do not have an image showing the bottle? Would be nice if all or at least most of the popular ones did..... :o
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    Re: Basic Wardrobe Editing now available

    For me "owned" means what freddericktoo replied with, but it can also mean that someone gave you this product as a gift and you got rid of it because it's not your liking. (I get those.... People...
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    Re: Light Soapy Perfume for Women?

    I second EL's Pleasure. :coolold:

    May I also suggest EA's 5th Ave or 5th Ave After Five?!

    I've also always thought White Shoulders was soapy, but I remember it as an "over-the-top, yucky,...
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    Re: How long can you keep fragrances

    ITA with Ronin. Keep them away from full-blast sunlight and excessive heat. I own several fragrances for 8+ years and they're still fine. My Dune's coloring darkened a bit, but otherwise it's as if...
  71. Re: Discontinued items ----- is the juice still OK?

    I got to agree with ^^. If the fragrance was stored properly (in a cool, dry place) and is still in an unopened box, you might luck out. I've several older or d/c fragrances and had a problem only...
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    Re: How many sprays do you use on application?

    First off, it depends on the scent potency and the product strength. :cool:

    EDTs and EDCs tend to be weaker, for some scents. With those, I may spray 2 sprays to my neck/cleavage area and one...
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