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    Re: SotD Friday 26 December

    The devastating Knowing by Estee Lauder today.

    Also tested Tom Ford White Patchouli and Chloe '08.
    Has anyone tried the this new Tom Ford? Although its not listed in the notes, I get an...
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    Re: The Floral with Oriental staying powers...

    Eden by Cacharel if you can find it. Lasts forever and has radiant sillage.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 19 January

    a few dabs of 'vintaged' oud doused with generous amounts of heavenly EDEN
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 18 January

    Bois Farine today
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    Re: Your Perfect Scent/Moment/Mind F*ck? And Why?

    For me, the first time I smelled Angel for men on a man who was the furthest thing from an angel.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 17th January

    I wore Tocade with a special oil mix (patchouli base) prepared for me by Sabatar (a basenotes member). Perfect harmony.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for March 2007)

    I bought something...in my head. I have asked my husband of 1 month to buy me Coromandel, he leaves for France tomorrow... Not sure he knows what he's in for.
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    Re: SotD Monday 6 June

    Woke up with a massive headache and believe it or not, I wore Aromatics Elixir *[smiley=shocked.gif] for its therapeutic effect on me.

    Have a great day.

    Iman
  9. Thread: Your True Loves?

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    Re: Your True Loves?

    When Angel came out I wore it for at least 4 years. I would say I went through about 3-4 large ones a year, including all body cream and bath stuff.

    I flirted with with Knowing, Ombre Rose, Tocade...
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    Re: Your LEAST favourite "Big House"?

    I too chose Givenchy. None of their creations are favourites of mine.

    Rochas has made some great ones. Tocade is by far my favourite followed closely by Femme.
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    Re: Your favourite "Big House"?

    I gave my vote to Chanel because its not often that one house has SO MANY success stories (and timeless creations). I adore Coco.

    I was also very ready to vote for YSL if only for the divine "Y",...
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    Names that should have been

    Inspired by a recent topic posted by High_Tech_Radiance, I wondered if we can do any better! With all the knowledge (and wisdom) of Basenoters, I am sure we can come up with better names.

    So how...
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    Re: You just can't get past the name.....

    LOOOOL. Hillarious.

    A couple more popped into my head:

    Le Male: e-mail in French?

    Alcatraz: whats that about? The byline ought to be "a captivating" scent or better yet "for the criminal in...
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    Re: Hello I am New to Basenotes! and

    With my Fracas winging its way to me, I can only suggest Michael (which many think is not worthy), but I find extremely generous and easy to be around. Suggest you test them both and see which you...
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    Re: Patchouli and Incense recommendations

    I forgot about this one! ::)

    Exquisite
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    Re: POLL: Most underrated men's & women's scents

    For the Girls: Apercu by Houbigant

    For the Boys: Geoffey Beene's Grey Flannel
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    Re: Patchouli and Incense recommendations

    My favourite Patchouli so far is Etro's.

    Others which are nice:

    Patchouli Plaisir and Patchouli (straight), by Molinard
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    Re: You just can't get past the name.....

    that Dog Dinner Bobo one. ???

    See, I can't even remember the sequence because it makes no sense to me...least of all when thinking of perfume.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday Jan 26th

    Aromatics Elixir...with the body lotion. :-*
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    Re: SotD Tuesday Jan 25th

    I cocktailed it today.

    Started off with Amouage Gold EDT. Was not satisfied and needed somethine else so I topped it off with Jardins de Bagatelle.

    Worked quite well.
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    Re: What would Scarlett O'Hara, have worn?

    It may be a complete coincidence that I have my first ever bottle of Fracas on the way to me as I write. ;D



    I have to agree with that one! Excellent choice for her. I was also thinking along...
  22. Thread: This *is* heaven

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    Re: This *is* heaven

    Ambre Sultan is fabulous, but it takes a little time to really appreciate its complexity...which to me was not evident right from the start. In fact I was initially disappointed but on second and...
  23. Thread: Dolce Vita

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    Re: Dolce Vita

    Definitely one of the new classics IMO. Its rich yet understated...to my nose the top disappears quite quickly and the base develops beautifully and radiates pleasantly all day.

    I wore when it...
  24. Thread: YSATIS

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    Re: YSATIS

    I apologize profusely if I offend anyone, but there are few perfumes I just "dont do" and Ysatis is one of them...the front runner has to be Samsara followed closely by Amarige.

    I wish I could...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday Jan 18th

    Chaos from a precious little decant (courtesy of Sabatar).

    Its absolutely chaotic. That's all I can say. Never has a perfume been so aptly named.
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    Re: What are your 10 favorite "dress up" scents?

    1) Aromatics Elixir
    2) Apercu by Houbigant
    3) Van Cleef by VC & A
    4) Mitsuoko
    5) 24, Faubourg
    6) Chaos by DK (courtesy of Sabatar)
    7) L'Heure Bleue
    8) Chamade
    9) Jicky
    10) Eau du Soir by...
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    Re: Smelled Aromatics Elixir on a girl today

    I understand you completely Charkday. AE has been my signature for many years now and I start freaking out when the juice level in the bottle looks low. I always buy the 100 ml and never have less...
  28. Thread: Dressing up!

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    Re: Dressing up!

    With no Aromatics Elixir, and of the ones I know well, Mitsuoko is probably the most mysterious and opulent.

    But tough choice.
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    Re: Ever fallen in love with...

    I know exactly what you mean...almost a panicky feeling when you feel drawn to the type of perfume you normally would not even consider. For me that was Cabaret by Gres.

    I did the wrist test and...
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    Re: What's your favorite 2004 purchase?

    For me, it has to be Habanita. Every time I smell it, its "like a virgin, touched for the very first time". ;)
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    Re: The Coffee Bean Debate

    Interesting thread! By the way, in case you missed me...no I did not lose interest nor did I fall off the face of the earth...(though it was a close call travelling up a mountain in Yemen in a...
  32. Thread: Best blind buys?

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    Re: Best blind buys?

    CdG2
    Odeur 53
    Gendarme

    Love is blind. ;D
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    Re: Many More Sniffs, to you . . .

    Hey Happy Birthday Eric...No worries man...trust me, you will only EVER be as old or young as you feel! I will be 36 (in earth years) next May despite the fact that in my mind I have been stuck at 25...
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    Re: I found Caron Heaven

    Thanks Buffalo Gal, I will certainly keep an eye out for Tubereuse. I do indeed love white flowers and any tuberose.

    I didn't have a chance to drop in to the boutique today but perhaps tomorrow. ...
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    Re: I found Caron Heaven

    Thanks everyone...I am starting to get the hang of the Caron line with every response. Donna, unfortunately, they are quite stingy with their testers and the only ones they have are the EDT ones...
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    I found Caron Heaven

    There I was walking in a mall which I have visited many times in the little city of Manama in Bahrain and lo and behold... A CARON PERFUME BOUTIQUE stood right before me. It was not a mirage. ;)

    I...
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    Best Facial Skincare product: La Prairie

    Best skincare range: La Prairie

    Best Body/Bath Product: Clinique

    Best Hair product: Tony & Guy Insights Twirl and Curl balm

    Best Lipstick:...
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    Re: [Basenotes Awards] Best feminine fragrances

    Best women's fragrance launched in 2004: Of the ones I have tried...Eau de Merveilles

    Best women's fragrance (ever): Aromatics Elixir by Clinique, Habanita by Molinard, L'Heure Bleue by...
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    Re: Inexpensive make-up you like?

    Tigs ;D...

    As usual I get it all wrong!
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    Re: Inexpensive make-up you like?

    Has anyone tried the Nivea Lash Architect mascara?? Cheap and wonderful.

    Oh...does this count as make up as intended in the opening post?
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    Re: Most stylish woman

    After Audrey Hepburn (especially after My Fair Lady), I agree with Levannah, it has to be Jackie O. Definitely.

    (And if there were a lady who inspired the creation of Mitsuoko, then it would be...
  42. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    Living in a country were we can wear sandals all year round means toes have to be very well kept at all times.

    Luckily great pedicures cost so little here...around $12 USD.

    99% of the time, my...
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    Re: Best soap/bodywash you've used?

    Well, many years ago, I was introduced to classic MAGNO, a wonderful line of soaps and bath products that are unisex. Unfortunately, this is made in Spain and is only sold in Spain and on line as far...
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    Re: Hermes - 4 new scents - Hermessence

    Can't wait to sniff them all...But I too will have the Ambre Narguile without sampling..sounds fantastic...
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