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    Re: Smells Like Money

    Agree!
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    Re: Iris Question

    I need to try this!
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Interesting! So Avon (and stuff like Margaret Keane's big eyed paintings) are pure camp, but Gaultier's perfume is deliberate (and therefore less satisfying).
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    Doesn't "camp" imply a knowing wink--meaning Avon and Britney Spears would be unknowingly, unironically camp. Or is camp a label that can be applied by the viewer (like "kitsch"), rather than an...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Does it last at all? Or is it the like a typical cologne concentration?
  6. Re: 2 new fragrances from Brooklyn Perfume Co: Ambergris and Green Iris

    Please let us know what you think! I am interested in both of these. I really liked their oud.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Wow. I don't know the answer to this question. I originally bought a partial refill on Ebay (they used to sell these at Parfums Raffy, so it was the original version), and it smelled DIVINE. It...
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    Re: Iris Question

    I know, it's a major investment! I'm sorry to say that I didn't ask about those two. If you call them they are VERY helpful and offer to send you free samples.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Wow. Impressive. It's rare that I hear anyone on BN talk about actually finishing a full bottle of anything!

    Is it the newer formulation of Irisss?
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    Re: Iris Question

    What happened to your bottle, Mike?
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    Re: Iris Question

    Just thought I'd let any interested parties know: there is one bottle of the vintage version of Irisss left at the Fragrance Vault. I've seen the photos of the actual bottle and spoken to the owner,...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Will do! (And thank you again!)
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    Re: Iris Question

    Now that I've been wearing ISM for a couple days, I actually think I enjoy it more than the Irisss. It's bit more stark and angular and green in a way that feels like "me." Believe me, I'm not the...
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    Re: Iris Question

    I've decided to give up on Irisss, old or new.

    I simply cannot have another unicorn fragrance that I spend all my time and $$$ seeking out, as if on an endless search for the Holy Grail through...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Thank you, mixerscent!

    After peering at both of these websites for a while, I see exactly what you mean. And, yes, it is definitely the older version of Irisss that I love. I've now sampled the...
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    Wowsers! How advanced.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Today in my Iris sampling:

    Hiris - Much too high-pitched and screamy. Ack.

    (A brand new sample of) Irisss - Yup, this has been horribly reformulated. :-( Where, oh, where, is that gorgeous,...
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    I guess Hammett wanted to imply that he was gay, but without actually saying it?

    Yes, I'm unsure why readers/film critics jumped on the specific notion of Mitsouko. (I have yet to smell the...
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    Isn't Mitsouko what Peter Lorre's character is supposedly wearing in the Maltese Falcon?

    “Mr. Joel Cairo was a small-boned man of medium height. His hair was black and smooth and very glossy. His...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Bonnette, do you remember where you heard about the reformulation? Or if there was a thread about this? I've searched BN and haven't found anything.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I'm confused about this. Is there some mention of these particular bottles from the Fragrance Vault being the original version or "vintage?" The bottle I ordered from Jovoy is the 100ml one that...
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    Re: Iris Question

    OH, no! I'll be crushed by this.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I tend to wear one scent for quite some time, so having a fragrance I adore is worth quite a bit to me, and I am definitely in love with this one.

    I was talking to a BNer earlier who said that...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Wearing my Preciousss, Irisss.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Thank you, grayspoole! This is definitely the most I've ever spent on a single bottle, but I'm in love, so what can I say? :-)
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    Re: Iris Question

    I actually have a decant of New Sibet and love it. That dry, dusty "buzziness" is so interesting!
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    Re: Iris Question

    I'm hoping it's still decent too, since I have a bottle arriving tomorrow.

    "L'Iris de Fath - Supposedly coming out in a less expensive concentration." Holy moly! Any idea when this is happening?
    ...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Lucky you--I'm envious of the customer loyalty discount!
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    Thank you! I love clothes and fashion WAY too much for my own good.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I'll be saving you the bunk below mine.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Thanks, Mike! Now I can quit bitching and moaning. A win for everyone! :-)
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    Re: Lanvin perfume collection 60s

    Just have to say that is a really STUNNING collection!

    You should have no problem selling these individually on Ebay. There are also two sellers of vintage perfumes who might be interested in the...
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    Re: Iris Question

    I'm pretty sure you're right, unfortunately. Which is why I just now took my credit card in my shaking fingers and did the deed. Oh, my...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Okay, so today I sampled:

    Feu Secret - I wish I could like this one more. It's very unique, but I don't think I'm quite a fan of the turmeric-eucalyptus combo

    Iris de Nuit - A little too light...
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    Re: Iris Question

    TWO DAYS?! Seriously?
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    Re: Iris Question

    Wow. So they no longer ship to the US (even though their site claims otherwise)?
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    Re: Iris Question

    I'm contacting them to see if they do, indeed, have this in stock. I've had 4 disappointments on this front, with that many perfume companies claiming they had it, only to discover, once I paid, that...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Argh. Now that I've fallen deeply in love with the Xerjoff, it is nowhere to be found. I have investigated practically every online store and they are all out.

    Does anyone know of a distributor...
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    Xerjoff Irisss

    I am interested in any amount. Please PM me.
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    Re: Iris Question

    Now I have this song and Gene Wilder's face stuck in my head. :-)
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    Re: Iris Question

    Is this one pretty masculine-leaning or would you say it's more unisex?
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    Re: Iris Question

    I have heard some good things about Iris Poudre, so I'll add that to my ever-growing list. Thank you!
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    Re: Iris Question

    Thanks for this! I'm reading to all right now.
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    Re: Iris Question

    You guys are amazing! You have given me an incredible roster of iris frags to try. Now all I have to do is seek them all out and sniff away. :-)

    If you had told me even a few weeks ago that I...
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    Re: Iris Question

    I tried this when it first came out, but that was before my religious conversion to iris. :-) Which means I need to try it again.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I just got a decant of the SMN iris. I'll have to seek out the others on your list.
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    Re: Iris Question

    I just bought one of these, too. Hopefully, I will have forgotten what the original smelled like and be very happy with this version (whatever age it is).
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    Re: Iris Question

    Wow! I have a feeling I'm going to be following in your iris-y footsteps!
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    Re: Iris Question

    You know, I just read a ClaireV review of Belles Rives, so I'm adding that to my (ever-growing) sample list.

    I did try Under My Skin and found it a bit "gritty." That's the only way I can describe...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Just curious, was the ISM you tried the vintage version or the new, reformulated one?
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    Re: Iris Question

    You know, I had one other Apoteker Tepe sample, so the iris one might also have been from them. Argh!
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    Re: Iris Question

    Thank you so much for this comprehensive look at the irises you've tried!

    You know, I think I need to explore No. 19 again. I tried it once years ago before I really knew much, perfume-wise, and I...
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    Re: Iris Question

    Is the La Pausa better in the EDT or the EDP?
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    Re: Iris Question

    I tend to spray onto my clothing, so I guess this is why I'm getting better longevity? (It's certainly not loud, though.)
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    Re: Iris Question

    Wow. Now I need to try Irisoir and Iris Cendre and Infusion d'Iris.

    What I really wish is that I could get my hands on some vintage ISM, but I think that's as likely as finding some Fath.
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    Re: Iris Question

    HA!! I am sure I will someday return to my squeezed-out lemons. But for now, it is just iris and me--wheee!
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    Re: Iris Question

    Thanks so much for these replies!

    I have samples ordered of Iris 39, L'attesa, and La Pausa. (I'm definitely intrigued by Iris Nazarena, but I can't find samples anywhere. Has it been...
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    Iris Question

    Help!

    For some very strange reason, I have lost all interest in my typically animalic scents and have fallen in love with IRIS, a note I paid not one tiny whit of attention to in the past.

    This...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    Help!

    I'm sampling Irisss by Xerjoff today and I am loving it. This cannot end well. :-(
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    Love this one!

    Wearing Koh-i-Noor from Areej le Dore today.
  61. Thread: fruty exotic

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    Re: fruty exotic

    What about Miyako by Auphorie?
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    Re: Your style, as presented in picture form

    This is my sister and me. I'm the blonde, and yes, I love wearing black. And if I could afford to wear nothing but Ann Demeulemeester, I would.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    Wearing my new favorite: Koh-i-Noor from Areej le Dore.

    If you love slightly indolic florals combined with a bit of deer musk, this one's for you.
  64. Thread: Animal

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    Re: Animal

    Interesting!

    I like this idea because, of course, I love animalics.
  65. Re: The 10 Fragrances I Can't Get Out of My Head and Am Totally Obsessed With Right Now OMG!

    I like several of these and am currently somewhat obsessed with Arbole, Arbole. It smells like nothing I've tried before, but I can't quite make up my mind about whether I like it or love it.
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    Re: Fragrance That Turned You Stalker

    I'm still mad about a missed opportunity like this.

    I was in downtown SF, near Maiden Lane (a rather exclusive little section that houses boutiques like LV and Hermes, etc.), and I was rushing...
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    Re: Anyone else read this?

    I have tried and tried to get a sample of Grimoire. ClaireV wrote an amazing review of it, so I desperately emailed Luckyscent and they said they were out (and have been for some time). Any other...
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    Re: Anyone else read this?

    I'm a voracious reader, so I loved this article. I only wish there were a fragrance that smelled like a library!
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    Anyone else read this?

    https://www.rd.com/culture/old-book-smell/?fbclid=IwAR1wTVsW03LTy_VeW1FgXZavd69xbTXo6Dx8hnOpvCBa4YzPWkoi5wmZ1v8
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    Was just sampling this yesterday. It's pretty gorgeous!

    Today I'm wearing Arbole, Arbole by Hiram Green. It's such an odd duck (which, of course, makes it just my thing).
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances You Gave a Thumbs Down!

    I know they're very popular with certain perfumistas, but I can't tolerate the heavily and/or sweetly powdered natures of Shalimar, Emeraude, or Chantilly.
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    Re: Bengale Rouge by Papillon Perfumery

    This one sounds gorgeous!
  73. Thread: Date advice

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    Re: Date advice

    Really, really great shoes.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    Love this one and wear it myself. (I just realized that I posted this exact same response when you were wearing Monsieur Musk. Evidently I can/should just follow you around and wear whatever you re...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Vintage L'Heure Bleue in both PdT and bath oil. Then, I'll probably cough up the dough for the extrait.
  76. Re: SOTW: Scent of the Week. For those BRAVE souls among us:)

    I do this all the time. it's the way I prefer to wear scent. I fall madly in love with one fragrance and wear it and nothing else for weeks (or even months) at a time.

    As I've said many times, I'm...
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    My June rotation looks like vintage L’Heure Bleue all month long.

    (I'm sooooo boring!)
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    Re: Minimalist Masterpieces

    YES! I cannot stand Narcissis. I so wanted to love Tabac Tabou, but no such luck thanks to that particular flower.
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    Re: Minimalist Masterpieces

    I cannot tolerate LOTV. Even in small amounts, it will ruin a fragrance (for me) more quickly than any other note.
  80. Re: Are fragrances experiences, or things? An ontological inquiry...

    I also have to add that I care nothing (or very little) about the bottle or the physical presentation of a scent. In fact, I nearly always decant my frags into brown opaque bottles that you can buy...
  81. Re: Are fragrances experiences, or things? An ontological inquiry...

    Cook.bot make a fantastic point here: Wearing something like vintage L'Heure Bleue is not only a beautiful experience in and of itself, but it also contains the past within it. You get to wear...
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    HA! I still only have three! CdR, Bois des Iles, and Rozy (and I am phasing out Rozy simply because it's SO HARD to get any more).
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    I go back and forth daily on which is my absolute favorite scent. Today it is CHANEL's Cuir de Russie (vintage extrait), primarily because it smells like pure elegance combined with the hide of a...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Mine, too!
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    Re: Gloria Swanson Got Me

    Ebay nearly always sides with the buyer, so if you contact them in writing (and by phone) and complain loud and long, they will usually refund your money.

    You can and should leave negative...
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    Re: Your Top 5 Tom Ford Fragrances ?

    Moss Breches

    (That's all.)
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    I didn't know until today that they had produced a pure parfum, but I now see a bottle on Ebay (10 mls for $230 - yikes!).
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    The Grossmith one is truly gorgeous. I wish I could find a bottle that didn't cost a fortune.

    Right now my favorite is Vero's ROZY extrait.
  89. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    Whoops!! How did I forget L'Heure Bleue?!
  90. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    Hmmm...
    Right at this very moment, I'd say:

    CHANEL Cuir de Russie
    CHANEL Bois des Iles
    Vero Profumo Rozy extrait
    Caron Nuit de Noel
    Patou 1000
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    Re: A need for Back Up

    I am somewhat insane about this, but, yes, only with vintage and hard-to-procure scents.
  92. Re: Does transferring fragrances from bottles to atomizers do anything to the juice?

    Exactly.
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Wow. I had no idea about the candle wax and tonka bean connection. All I know is that I love the smell of candle wax and also beeswax.
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    Re: Esxence 2019 - my experience

    I, for one, would love to hear about your experiences! (And I'm quite sure others would, as well.)
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    Re: Perfumes you never expected a compliment of

    I LOVE this scent! I've even worn it myself on occasion.
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    Re: Tips for posting sales on ebay?

    This is absolutely true. I have bought and sold thousands of items on Ebay (including a car!) and the more you actually communicate with either the buyer or the seller. the better.

    Also, it is...
  97. Re: Fragrances that don't suit your personality - what and why?

    Cannot tolerate or appreciate aquatics or gourmands.

    Also anything that is too amber-focused or heavily and potently powdered (Shalimar, Emeraude).

    Most modern male scents that feature ambroxan...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

    Wow--this one sounds gorgeous!
  99. Thread: Dead Thread

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    Re: Osmotheque: Lost or Rare Materials

    Indeed.
  100. Re: Reformulated Fragrances That Are Most Different From Their Vintage Counterparts

    I think the house of CARON has done the very worst job at reformulating their classic scents. The current Tabac Blond is a miserable replacement for the vintage.

    CHANEL's new formulations of Bois...
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