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    Re: SotD Sunday 20 April

    Was wearing Jo Malone Lime Basil & Mandarin but, and you could have knocked me over with an inflatable stick, i found myself craving a floral, so scrubbed the Malone and am now wearing Tocca Touch.
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  2. Re: Let's have some fun! Your favorite quotes from "Perfumes, The Guide"??

    MY FAV

    cK IN2U Him "IM IN UR BOTTLE BORIN UR GF"

    i mean...only a computer nerd fully gets it. i love it!
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    Re: Nose Fatigue and the 30 second scent

    I have total nose fatigue with Jermes UN jardin Sur Le Nil. I love it, and then it's gone. so sad.
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    Re: SotD Friday 18 April

    Wearing mitsouko today and it's reading almost VANILLA today. I hate Vanilla so that isn't fun. must be the heat....blech.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 17 April

    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil. I wish this scent had persistance or any kind of sillage at all. I do like it and it is so pretty on lovely days like this.
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    Re: Perfume Salespeople - your experiences?

    In the first two months of my perfume obsession I went to the Nordstrom counter just to browse. Wanted to smell Bvlgari Au The Vert which I asked for and MANGLED the pronunciation of more horribly...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 15 April

    Mitsouko edp
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    Re: APRIL!!! What did you buy?

    I got Mitsouko from lookingglass and Pomegranate Noir from Jock with Scents. My collection tripled in one week ;D
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    Re: SOTD Friday, April 11

    Wearing Mitsouko thanks to the wonderful lookingglass! For a gray, rainy, warm day.
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    Re: SOTD Friday, April 11

    this was beautiful to read---thank you.
  11. Re: How to find the target age group of a fragrance?

    I have never sniffed Antidote so I may be way off base here. But I just looked it up in the directory and it has a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot of ingredients with a lot...
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    Re: Summer Scents for a young 29yearold

    "but you have to be close to smell it"

    This is a good thing...
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    Re: My First BN Post!!!

    Welcome! Warning, this community is addictive!

    As for education, I would suggest reading
    -Chandler Burr's "the perfect scent"
    -and Luca Turins blog, which is no longer being updated but you can...
  14. Re: quality difference between designer frags and fakes

    One of the reasons is explained above--the use of captive scents that are owned by one frag company that others may not use. Also, let's not forget that natural scents vary in quality and how they...
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    Re: Exhorbitant fragrance prices

    I see it online for $65 bucks for 1.7 ounce...

    I find Basenotes in particular to be great for deals. I just got a Mitsouko 2.5 EDP which retails in department stores for $107--but I paid $40 for...
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    Re: Turin's Perfumes: The Guide, out today

    Is the book just basically page after page of reviews? or is there stuff about the history of modern perfume and essays on trends and whatnot?
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    Re: SotD Thursday 10 April

    Angélique Encens by Creed.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 April

    Touch by Tocca. My first time with this scent and I am really loving it.
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    Suggest Lutens and Malles

    Hi all,

    I want to get some samples of Serge LutenS scents and Frederic Malle scents. Say I got three of each--which would you suggest and why?

    TIA!
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    Re: Nostalgic Scents?

    what a great story!
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    Re: SotD Monday 7th of April, 2008

    Jo Malone White Jasmine and Mint. Loved it, but you really need to carry around vials of Jo Malone scents for touchups if you expect to enjoy the smell all day.
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    Re: Nostalgic Scents?

    When my Nana died, I was given this necklace that she wore that was a little perfume vial pendant, a necklace she wore all the time. I think most anyone else would have just worn it as a necklace,...
  23. Re: Help me pick a fragrance for my girl...Flowerbomb?

    I am not familiar with flowerbomb, but I gather that many people consider it to be a very VERY syrupy sweet scent. I don't know if that would be the best introduction for someone who is not...
  24. Thread: Narrow ties

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    Re: Narrow ties

    ::drool::
  25. Re: Very shortlived top notes - what are they good for?

    They are there to sell the perfume. Most people just waltz to a frag counter, spray something on a blotter, then smell it, and if they like it, they buy it! And the house that makes it and the...
  26. Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Wearing La Chasse Aux Papillons by L'artisan. I am happy about this Sniff 'n Speak, because I have been AVOIDING florals like whoa! They scare me--isn't that funny? So I never touched this sample...
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    Re: Diet philosophy?

    I eat a mostly vegan diet but I have a soy allergy, so I allow myself fish a couple of times a week for protein.

    I do 90 minutes of hot yoga twice a week.

    I usually eat oatmeal with nuts for...
  28. Thread: Narrow ties

    by holyjes
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    Re: Narrow ties

    I am a 26 yr old girl...I think skinny ties are very hip and sexy on the right kind of guy....a tall, thin indie sort.
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    Re: Too young for certain perfumes?

    If you like it, wear it.
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    Re: SotD Friday 4th April 2008 - TGIF!

    Un Jardin Sur Le Nil..didn't feel like thinking this morning or dealing with a scent that might turn on me, so I went to my old standby!

    Tonight I think I will sample some more Jo Malone, probably...
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 3 April 2008

    Jo Malone, Lime Basil & Mandarin. Love it upon initial application, but it's less than two hours later and I can't smell anything! Should have brought more with me to reapply!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 2nd April 2008

    I wore Mitsouko today for the second time ever. Was enjoying the smell as I got the news from my boss that we won a Peabody for a documentary feature series I produced last year. Couldn't stop...
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    Re: APRIL!!! What did you buy?

    For a second, my mouth was hanging open!
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    Re: APRIL!!! What did you buy?

    I got some samples from perfumed court. Mitsouko and Un Jardin En Mediterranee have arrived. Still waiting on four Jo Malone samples-pomegranate noir, amber &lavender, Lime Basil & Mandarin, and...
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    Differences in price on different sites

    Why is there such massive variation in prices for the same frag?
    I want to buy Guerlain Mitsouko EDP.
    At http://www.fragranceexpress.net/ it is $66
    At http://www.perfume.com/ it is $57
    At...
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    Re: SotD 1st of April 2008

    Mitsouko--my first time wearing it! Will post a blog about my experience later today!
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    Re: Policy change - consumer reviews on Basenotes

    ::snickers::
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    Re: SotD Monday 31st March 2008

    My Sote is un jardin en mediterraneem which I just got a sample of. I am somewhat new to all this, and this is only my second fig scent. My boyfriend loves it, but I am struggling with it. I will...
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    Re: Best books about perfume

    Oh woodbird thank you, this blog is wonderful!
  40. Re: Burr gives Fuel for Life Pour Femme by Diesel 3 stars

    ooo i did not know there was a blog! i was always waiting for his stuff in T.
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    Re: the vintage dream perfume arrived....

    What fun! I am so jealous of you!
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    Re: Best books about perfume

    Great Woodbird, thank you! I think I will purchase Burr's book next. I did love The Perfect Scent. Have you read Luca Turin's book The Secret of Scent? What did you think of it?
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    Re: Best books about perfume

    I was in a discount bookstore today and they had a Mandy Aftel book "Essence & Alchemy" for only $6 so I bought it. I found something interesting in the first few pages--her opinion of synthetics. ...
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    Re: Did you like your mom's favorite scent?

    My mom has a bottle of White Diamonds that she has probably had for oh at least 7 years. on special occasions she will wear it. she also used to wear Passion. Elizabeth Taylor junkie maybe. I like...
  45. Thread: Sheer

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    Re: Sheer

    I have only tried Eau de Charlotte but I did like it. Which other scents from Annick Goutal would you suggest for that sheer quality?
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    Re: Sheer

    Woodbird--Yes, re: Ellena--his Nil is my daily perfume. Just ordered a decant of Un Jardin en Mediterranee, will be next getting a decant of d'Hiver. Can't wait to sniff them! I have had one...
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    Best books about perfume

    I read "The Perfect Scent" and just loved it. What should I read now that will teach me about perfume and tell me fun stories about perfumes? I do not want to just read a guide of perfumes with one...
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    agree.
  49. Thread: Sheer

    by holyjes
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    Sheer

    I've only just become interested in perfumes since November. So the learning curve is steep for me but I am having a lot of fun trying out different scents, reading boards like this one, and finding...
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    Re: What am I smelling?

    Ambergris (Ambra grisea, Ambre gris, ambergrease, or grey amber) is a solid, waxy, flammable substance of a dull gray or blackish color produced in the digestive system of sperm whales.
    -wikipedia
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    Re: SotD Thursday March 27th 2008

    Had to add...he just walked into my office and said..."it smells GOOD in here!" and then I offered him my arm to smell and he smelled for quite awhile....he LIKES it.
  52. Thread: Replique?

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    Re: Replique?

    I emailed her today about the LLP version and she just DIED from excitment!
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    Re: SotD Thursday March 27th 2008

    Rumeur by Lavin. Got it as a sample from a nice lady at Nordstrom in Annapolis, MD. There was an acetone smell right out of the bottle that I enjoyed at first, but it went away quickly, and now I...
  54. Thread: Replique?

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    Re: Replique?

    Oh he is--and his mother is a sweetie! She gave me a niche/classic beginner sample pack from Perfumed Court for Christmas--and always compliments my scent!
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    Magnolia scents

    When I was visiting my friend in Oakland, CA earlier this month, each day when we returned to her home and stepped outside the car I would breathe in deeply and be awed by the beautiful smell of...
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    Re: Why is White Diamonds so universally hated?

    I love white diamonds! to me, it is the smell of elegance. It is also the only aldehyde I have smelled that has not sent me running out of the room.
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    Re: Bare skin and breeze

    Hermes Un Jardin Sur Le Nil.
  58. Thread: Replique?

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    Re: Replique?

    Thank you so much, TaoLady! I will ask her if she has tried Tabu.

    I did come across a company that makes a replica of replique at www.longlostperfumes.com. Have you ever tried their version?
  59. Thread: Replique?

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    Replique?

    My boyfriends mother has told me that she loved a perfume called Replique. She said it was discontinued or that the name or company that makes it was sold and a new version was made but it was no...
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    Re: Where are the best places to apply perfume?

    A spray in my hair seems to last the longest. Since you are using a vial, it is not quite as easy///
  61. Re: What can make a Floral scent deeper /more interesting?

    You could try layering it with a musk scent.
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    Re: Vegan and non-vegan fragrances?

    I know a lot of vegans love the frags by Black Phoenix Alchemy lab--all vegan, except for a few scents that have honey.

    I assume that everything is non-vegan unless the company has made a very...
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    Re: 'Sickly' fragrances

    I totally know what you are talking about. Chanel No 5 makes me sick! Most any perfume that I consider a sort of grande dame perfumes does that. I'm so modern--I like the stuff that is more a...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 3 December

    Wearing Kelly Caleche by Hermes...first time trying it from a sample I got at Nordstrom. At first sniff it took me so quickly to this resort called Pink Sands that my mother and I used to stay at in...
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    When it the rest of the site coming back?

    Just wondering when the database and all that would be back up.
  66. Re: The Angel Cult: "Us Angel-wearers would rather fight than switch!"

    i HATE Angel and pretty much all chocolate smells. But one of my best friends is obsessed with it, and is a heavy applier. We used to be able to walk into a room in college and know whether she has...
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    Re: Today I bought... (for December 2007)

    Escada Moon Sparkle--and got a sample of Burberry Brit---and am already wishing I had just bought it--what I sprayed on my wrists in the store is smelling amazing right now!
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