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    Re: Most Satisfying Fragrance

    For me, Bois Farine and Bois d'Armenie.
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    Re: A whole fragrance collection

    They're all minis, right? Very cute--wish I could afford.
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday, November 10, 2011

    L de Lolita Lempicka for me!
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    Re: New Fragrance: Snooki by Nicole Polizzi

    Has anyone seen the Funny or Die commercial Snooki made for her fragrance?

    www.funnyordie.com/embed/5c601afa41

    Her tagline: "It's a REAL product!"

    It made me laugh out loud...and hilariously...
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday, 9th Nov., 2011

    Hi everyone! Long time no posties for me, but today's SOTD is SL Chergui :)
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    Re: CB I Hate Perfume

    Ack, I'm late to the discussion!

    CB ain't for everyone, and some of his stuff can be astoundingly simple...but even when simple, they pack an amazing emotional wallop.

    I own Burning Leaves,...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 5 June

    Flowerbomb! Hiya Chaya! Didn't know you were Basenotes! *hugs hugs hugs!*
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    Re: SotD Thursday 3 May

    Bond no. 9 Scent of Peace
  9. Re: Perfumes that accompany Princess and Tommy Bahama and Bur. Brit

    try every other new release geared to the late teen, early 20s market.

    also: the new Matsushima Masaki scent is very definitely in the same family as Princess. Have whoever you're giving it to try...
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    Re: L’Artisan Eau de Jatamansi

    It is very light on me...I recall a lot of bergamot and then woods. It's been a while, though, and I would have to re-sniff. I remember liking it. A lot. Whether it's FBW, I dunno yet.
  11. Re: New 'Private Collection' redo by Estee Lauder

    wellll...Tuberose doesn't like me. :( I've tried for years to be able to wear it, but it honestly does not like me...

    That said, I'm very interested in this one anyway :D
  12. Re: New 'Private Collection' redo by Estee Lauder

    I LOVE the original Private Collection, looking forward to this one. Err, despite the tuberose, that is.
  13. Re: The most obscure fragrance in your collection?

    It's not so much obscure as it is hard to get a hold of: Nuit au Desert (Gobin Daude).

    I'm still after the rest of the Gobin Daude fragrances, but this one is my most treasured bottle because it...
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    Re: When feeling oh so Blue

    *raises hand*

    me too.

    I hate to say it, but lately (because I've been pretty f'ing blue lately), there's not been much to help.

    You can say all you want about comfort scents, there ARE some...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 1 May

    Wearing LV's Dilmun :D
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    Re: Most worn in April

    Don't know exact numbers, but mine's almost definitely Bois Farine.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 27 April

    Wearing Bois Farine!
  18. Re: Scenting hand fans--what would you spray?

    Taolady--

    what an awesome job!

    Kyra--

    then that must be what my fan is--it's made out of carved wood! Don't know where it got the roses from, though...or maybe I'm just remembering things...
  19. Re: Scenting hand fans--what would you spray?

    I once had a scented fan that smelled of sandalwood and roses. I think it was sold like that. Now that I think about it, I think that would be a great idea! I don't think things like citrus would...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 26 April

    Wearing Bois Farine!
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    Re: TGIF!! SotD Friday 20 April

    Wearing a dousing of Miller Harris Citron Citron, over Bond's Chinatown.
  22. Thread: Baltimore?

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    Baltimore?

    I was raised in a Baltimore suburb, but don't know of any niche fragrance sources in the city...are there any? Or do I have to go to DC to find them?

    I figure I might as well go shopping on...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 18 April

    Etro Ambra, after a tax snaffu...
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    Re: Trip to Aedes...fragrant heaven!

    I definitely definitely want to go back to Aedes! Such a beautiful store. And it's so intimate, and jam-packed full so much stuff. I could easily spend an entire year's salary in there...
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    Re: Right wrist, left wrist...

    Hmm. I've also never tried comparing the same scent on different wrists. Half the time I'm such a scent ho that I've got different fragrances on either wrist!

    I definitely agree with you that a...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 April

    Wearing Bond no. 9 Chinatown :)
  27. Thread: Tabac Blond

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    Re: Tabac Blond

    If you want to pay retail, I know Saks in New York carries the Tabac Blond in parfum only. I got my Poivre parfum from them.
  28. Re: Roja Dove consultation (quite long - sorry!)

    Wow! Sounds like a wonderful time. That's very generous of you to take your friend for that consultation.

    I'm fascinated by the analysis! I wonder what they'd make of me...
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    Re: SotD Monday 16 April

    Testing out Miller Harris' Coeur d'Ete. We can hope for sun, right?
  30. Re: 4 Stars for Agent Provocateur says Chandler Burr

    I recall Agent Provocateur being a powdery mess on myself as well, but this makes me want to give Rose 31 a longer inspection. I only smelled it once, briefly, on a test blotter.
  31. Re: Restrictions Proposed for Natural Citrus Oils

    Taolady, I hate to break it to you, but...

    THE ATTACK ON OUR CHOCOLATE HAS ALREADY COMMENCED.

    SAVE OUR CHOCOLATE!!!

    http://dontmesswithourchocolate.guittard.com/
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    Re: SotD Sunday 15 April

    Caron Poivre
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    Re: Looking for something sheer & modern.

    Sheer and modern...hmm...

    Marc Jacobs Blush.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 14 April

    scent of peace
  35. Re: W'AN'TED: citrus & orange and no musk no amber no patchouli no woods

    lol, no, kiddo...i just started subscribing officially to Basenotes ;)
  36. Re: W'AN'TED: citrus & orange and no musk no amber no patchouli no woods

    Even though Bond no. 9's Little Italy lists musk as a base, I can barely smell it. So I suggest that. There's also Creed's Zeste Mandarine Pamplemousse, which you may like :)
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    Re: employee in perfumery treating me bad

    ah, kotori...I feel a bit guilty about it, but I've done that too...
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    Re: Chanel Chance Eau Fraiche

    Shanghai_rose, it's not for me either. Neither was the original Chance, for that matter. I could say what I *really* think about Chance, but then that wouldn't be terribly lady-like. I agree with you...
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    Re: employee in perfumery treating me bad

    That's exactly what I'd do...tell the regular employees.

    My city has several different perfume boutiques, from the local department store to a beautiful little florist's shop with many niche...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 13 April

    Trying out L de Lolita Lempicka today :D
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    Re: Body types and chemistry

    I'm 4'8" (yes, yes, let the short jokes commence) and...134 pounds (MUCH porkier than I should be...but fear not! I'm on WeightWatchers!). I'm also Filipino, and have had extremely dry skin for the...
  42. Re: Newbie trying to find a fragrance that's woody but sweet

    I'm 'thirding' (?) the Serge Lutens suggestions, and adding an oddball one of my own: Bois Farine, L'Artisan (It's totally different from anything out there, IMHO, but you may like it).
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    Re: Fragrance and Demographics

    :D

    And then there are scents that are young forever, like Jicky...which, for a fragrance formulated in 1889, still holds itself up as a very modern-smelling fragrance to my nose.

    Shanghai-rose,...
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    Re: New Basenotes Member - Hi!

    Welcome!
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    Re: Recs for hot summer scents

    Oooh lots and lots!!

    Annick Goutal Eau du Sud
    Annick Goutal Les Nuits d'Hadrien
    Annick Goutal Mandragore
    Keiko Mecheri Sanguine
    L'Artisan Mure et Musc
    L'Artisan Mandarine Tout Simplement...
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    Re: introducing myself

    I wore Nuits d'Hadrien a LOT last summer, and am looking forward to bringing it out this summer as well. I also wear the original Eau d'Hadrien and Eau du Sud :D

    Welcome to Basenotes!
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    Re: Insolence by Guerlain

    Insolence is something I wanted to love, but there was a tad too much violet and berry in it. On the other hand, it's a very 'old-fashioned feeling' scent packaged as a young girl's scent to me. I...
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    Re: Fragrance and Demographics

    Squire, I honestly don't think 'old ladies' wear 'old lady perfumes' because they HAVE to--I think they wear them because they WANT to. I know the old ones aren't for everyone, but so what? What...
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    Re: Fragrance and Demographics

    Welcome! I sent you a PM. :D
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    Re: SotD Thursday 12 April

    Safran troublant!
  51. Re: Andy Tauer says that the greatest perfume discussion board is...

    Well, no, most POL people are definitely *not* your everyday mass-market shoppers. Would Basenoters consider themselves the ordinary mass-market shoppers?...and I definitely don't worship classic or...
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    Re: Argh! Itchy Itchy Itchy!

    I actually have a more acute allergy to scented deodorants (as if being perfume allergic wasn't bad enough! I have to stink, too!), and saw a doctor for that...all he did was give me a prescription...
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    Re: Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle

    I have heard that sometimes, samples come a few weeks or even a few months after one fills out the online questionnaire. I filled one out and never received anything. I do know that the boutique in...
  54. Re: New Chicago L'Artisan shop may host Basenotes Get-together

    I have never been to Chicago either, and would love to go! Esp. to L'artisan. I'd walk to the ends of the earth for them.
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    Re: Argh! Itchy Itchy Itchy!

    The hydrocortisone won't really stop with the itching--but it will help your skin a little. It's sad, but I'm actually allergic to most of my fragrances now. It started with just the Stella, and now...
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    Re: SotD, Wednesday Aprill 11

    I MISSED basenotes, very much.

    Wearing Lily and Spice (Penhaligon's) on one hand, and Quelques Fleurs on the other.
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    Re: Shopping in N.Y.C

    I was just in Barney's this saturday, and they do indeed have Chergui AND Rousse. Bergdorf's has LHB in any concentration, and The Different Company is in Takashimaya, down the street from Barney's...
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    Re: New: Infusion d'Iris By Prada

    SQUEEE!

    I've just embarked on a new iris love affair...this might just be the thing.
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    Re: Spring Blooming Flowers

    How I wish I could be there with you! I've never smelled the scent of plum trees in the springtime, and I would give a lot to be able to do so. How lucky you are to have these trees near you!
  60. Re: Are you a Full Bottle Queen or a Sample/Decant Princess?

    I am a full bottle girl...but if I am even remotely ambivalent about a fragrance, I WILL NOT BUY. If it's a fragrance I'm 'in like' with, like Fracas or some of the Bonds, I'll do decant or sample....
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    Re: Now that that's empty...

    I think Cuir de Russie is a wonderful fragrance, and a great choice...but absolutely wait a little bit until you can smell them all. I was 'in like' with some of the Exclusifs, but not 'in love' with...
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    Re: Peach Perfume - Different Kinds of Peach

    I have a 'thing' for 'literal' peach--candied, sweet, fruity peaches...the kind found in Tresor, Maybe Baby, Body Shop Fuzzy Peach, etc. It's sweet and not sophisticated, but I love it anyway.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 4 April

    Wearing L'Artisan's Safran Troublant (I LOVE THIS STUFF!!)
  64. Re: If u were given $500.00 for perfume spending...

    umm...

    Chergui
    JAR perfume Shadow

    ...and that would take care of most of that $500, I believe...
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    Re: the 1st scent you fell in love with

    mochachoc, what a beautiful post! I'm a sucker for first love stories, not having really had one myself (I am happily attached, but I was a very pragmatic dater...and never had that kind of...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 29 March

    wearing CK Truth again.
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    Re: Suggestions for the Opera?

    I'm only familiar with Mitsouko :(

    But I'm wondering--are you looking to match the 'mood' of the opera? I tend to do this...for me, Mitsouko and Opium are too 'grown up' for Cio-cio-san. I...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 March

    Wearing Hanae Mori Butterfly today. In the EDT.
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    Re: Which frangrence would you choose?

    Yep--definitely find out what kinds of smells she likes first! It's very difficult as a complete stranger to suggest something :)
  70. Re: Name your favorite from each perfume house, please?

    Guerlain: Right now, it's undeniably Cherry Blossom. Usually it's Mitsouko or LHB.
    Chanel: Coco (although I can't wear it and I haven't smelled Les Exclusifs)
    Yves St. Laurent: Opium
    L'artisan:...
  71. Re: Which Scent Have You Worn The Longest Amount Of Time & Which One Was A Quickie?

    My most beloved, long-lived scents are KM Loukhoum and L'Ombre dans L'Eau. Quikie scents included Lolita Lempicka (I think I've worn this less than 6 times since I first bought it when it was first...
  72. Thread: CK IN2U her

    by Arhianrad
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    Re: CK IN2U her

    There's a huge difference in using a (hot hot HOT) nekkid dude and making terrible generalizations and characterizations of a generation. Oh, and did I mention the word "technosexual?"
  73. Re: What expensive scent(s) smelled awful & kind of cheap & what one was cheap, but g

    I am equal opportunity fragrance person...that said, the cheapies I like are...

    Avon Imari
    Avon Haiku
    Emeraude
    Jovan Musk
    Vanilla Musk
    Tea Rose
    most of the VS scents, even though they do...
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    Re: SotD Monday 26 March

    Wearing Guerlain Cherry Blossom.
  75. Thread: CK IN2U her

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    Re: CK IN2U her

    See, I'm worried that it will smell good. I don't want anything with an ad campaign like that to succeed...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 23 March

    Started with Bellodgia, ended with Cherry Blossom.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 21 March

    wore Miss Dior Cherie yesterday :)
  78. Re: What typically female scent would you not like on a man & vice versa?

    I *really* would not enjoy YSL Paris on a guy. Really really.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 22 March

    Wearing Jardins de Bagatelle today.
  80. Re: Chicago Basenotes Gathering (sometime in 2007?)

    I would love to come! It would have to be MUCH later in 2007, though, as I am scheduled for the NY Sniffa coming soon...and I can't afford it. I do have quite a few friends in Chicago, though, so I...
  81. Re: What fragrance did you say,"what the heck, is this really it?"

    ANYTHING by Jo Malone. What that line gets away with is highway robbery!
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    Re: What perfume is best with your natural BO?

    Yep, same here with the baths and deodorant! Once I notice BO, it's the only thing I can smell.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 20 March

    wearing KM's Loukhoum today :)
  84. Re: Do you get more compliments on mainstream or niche fragrances?

    I never get compliments at all, lol! It does make sense that more mainstream fragrances appeal to more people, though.
  85. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    My toes are nekkid at the moment...and I need a pedi badly...

    I like a pale pink on them...goes with almost everything because it's almost a neutral on me.
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    Re: Do you wear perfume to bed ! ! ! ! !

    Absolutely! I love drifting off to sleep sniffing clouds and clouds of scent. It's the best feeling ever...when alone, I'll DOUSE myself with the strongest scents and just drift off, high.
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    Re: Need recs on Tropical scents

    I hate to admit this, but I'm a huge fan of the Escada summer scents. They scream SUMMER to me...YES, they're fruity floral and girl and totally unoriginal, but I wear because I like, and I like them...
  88. Re: If you were only "allowed" to wear two scents for one year, which ones would it b

    Right now, it would be KM Loukhoum and Diptyque's L'Ombre dans L'Eau!
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    Re: Femenine scent that are manly!

    Eau des Merveilles!!!
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    Re: I need roses!

    One of my favorite roses is Evelyn by Crabtree and Evelyn. It's a big, pure rose soliflore...no musk to speak of, and definitely not delicate (like, say, some of the Goutals are). Good luck on your...
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    Re: SotD Monday 19 March

    Wearing Une Fleur de Chanel!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 13 March

    Joining the Mitsouko parfum bandwagon!

    Tigs, Happy BIRTHDAY!!!!
  93. Re: If u were given $500.00 for perfume spending...

    Chergui, and, like Jasmin de grasse, as many Gobin Daudes as I can find.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 10 March

    Decided on Shalimar light, for some reason not feeling Shalimar straight-up today (well, the spring rain had something to do with that...)
  95. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week — seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    I totally missed the first Guerlain thread...but here's what I'm planning:

    1. Oriental-Saturday
    Shalimar

    2. Floral-Sunday
    Apres L'Ondee

    3. Amber/Vanilla-Monday
    L'Instant
  96. Thread: in2u?

    by Arhianrad
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    Re: in2u?

    Alls I gotta say is...

    TECHNOSEXUAL.

    ROFLMAO.

    I especially LOVE this line:
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    Re: Scents you were astonished to like?

    I was really surprised that I could wear Fracas. VERY surprised. I had never been able to wear Tuberose before.
  98. Re: Flowery, Fruity, Incensey, Sugary, Powdery- which is favorite type of scent?

    1. Flowery
    2. Fruity
    3. Powdery
    4. Incensy
    5. Sugary

    But these are so restrictive!!! *brain explodes at multitude fragrances that are more than one or all of these*
  99. Re: SotD Thursday 8 March - International Women's Day

    Calypso Christian Celle Vanilla
  100. Re: Did u ever get a negative comment about your scent?

    Well, my b/f has NEVER given me a positive reaction to ANYTHING I've ever worn. Ever.

    That said, I never spray enough perfume on to really leave a sillage. So no one's ever commented positively...
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