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  1. Re: Angelo Orazio Pregoni versus Denyse Beaulieu’s speculations on Art

    Is that a magpie or a raven?
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    Absolutely :thumbup:
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    Sounds like they have no business model to work from, no employees, and they can't even afford interns. What's their next plan? Bake sales and car washes?

    It's really starting to seem that...
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    I think the problem then is in "nominating" verses "submitting" or "applying." The process needs to broken down, and the integrity needs to step way up.

    In the world where I work, emerging...
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    The whole thing sounds cracky. "Emerging" perfumers should not be lumped in with big corporations. Self nomination is as bad as the Koch brothers or the NRA buying off congress. And Pay to Play...
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    In all seriousness, I'm still in shock over this. FiFi sounds like a pitiful pathetic organization with zero integrity. So let me get this straight: the way you win is to nominate yourself, and...
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    Re: my first fragrance tragedy (read accident)

    Danny, maybe someone out there reading this has a dusty bottle of Cumming sitting around they can send you. My heart goes out to you as you didn't have much time with it.
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    Re: FiFi Indie Nominations - What a Joke

    Oh c'mon, it breaks the heart of My Little Pony to see how obvious Strawberry Passion deserves to be in held in a much higher regard above the likes of Vero Kern and Slumberhouse. It's obvious to...
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    Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    Agreeing with Fleurine, Djedi is a very sexy leather.... and "it's classy". Always looking for a way to throw the word classy around.

    By the way what the heck happened to my snow white avatar. ...
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    Re: O'Driù SECRACTION - A Conversation (NSFW)

    It was a wonderful night. If the Mayan apocalypse happens in a couple days, I'm happy that I got to smell so many wonderful rare and beautiful fragrances with beautiful people. So many hi-lites of...
  11. Re: The best Autumn fragrance you didn't even know you needed.

    My sample pack is in the mail - can't wait to try jeke and vikt.
  12. Re: Hilde Soliani - any favorites from this line?

    I'm considering buying bambolina - it's very happy and my bf likes it on me. What samples did you get?
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    Re: Opardu Puredistance

    :thumbup:

    Good to know, thanks
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    Re: Eau d'Orange Verte urinous?

    I bought a fake of this and it had a strong cat piss note. Ended up chucking it in the trash.
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    Re: I want more of "Grandmother smell" !

    This is my bf's signature scent. He's a carpenter, I never think of grandma when he wears this, lol.
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    Re: Stip club launches fragrance line

    ^^^^"oh, nevermind" ...lol
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    Re: Stip club launches fragrance line

    Hilarious, I want to see the bottle of "my car broke down". I wonder what the grease smells like?
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    Re: Vero Profumo ONDA edp ...whats it like?

    I've been curious about Onda for awhile but still have not tried. Something in it reminds you of Tabac Blond, even though other commentary say its not like it at all. But nevertheless, you've...
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    Re: Please help me choose a new Vetiver

    Ditto, this is the one I find the most satisfying right now.
  20. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    Looking forward to trying these! :thumbsup:
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    Re: Arquiste Aleksandr

    I've sampled this a couple times and am surprised this is categorized as a masculine. To me its a very light transparent leather. The neroli starts off a little soapy on me which is not bad, and I...
  22. Re: Wooznib's 3 Original Perfumes Testing Discussion Thread

    Wooznib, is there a way to order a couple samples?
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    Re: amouage memoir man

    Love it! I have a small sample that I sniff and sometimes dab on to wear. My 3 favorites from this house are Memoir Man, Tribute and Lyric woman.
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    Re: your 5 colognes that James Bond would wear

    Lumiere Noire
  25. Re: Clarification of Les Parum Mythiques Vetyver...

    Neal, I did read the thread, if I muddied the waters or wasn't clear this is what I was responding to: "So far the two I like best are Givenchy and Dior." So my point was if he likes Dior as well,...
  26. Re: Clarification of Les Parum Mythiques Vetyver...

    When Brian and I were testing Granville the S.A. and Bergdorf's mentioned the near end of the Dior Vetiver. I didn't know if this was a fact or not. But if the OP likes it.... maybe he should get...
  27. Re: Help with tuberose and orange blossom fragrance

    Apom
    Vamp
    the new Houbigant
    the new Heeley Bubblegum
  28. Re: Clarification of Les Parum Mythiques Vetyver...

    Is this the same Dior Vetiver that is getting eliminated?
  29. Re: violet, violette…I've been searching for years

    I tried the leather Arquiste perfume today. It opens with really nice violet leaves .... that almost caused an impulse buy.
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    Re: Osswald Parfumerie New York?

    I went today. The store is beautiful. These are the perfumes that I can remember that are there:

    - Perfumerie Generale, 100 ml bottles
    - Amouage
    - Clive Christian
    - Maison Francis Kurkdjian...
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    Re: La Via del Profumo?

    One of my favorites! Check out Mecca Balsam, Hindu Kush and my new favorite Sharif.

    Also there is a good read about him in the New York Times. here:...
  32. Re: JAR Bolt of Lightning, Chypre Palatin, Invasion Barbare

    Hi Brian, is there a current Jarling split?
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    Re: Lorenzo Villoresi: your experiences?

    I have the Sandalo.

    Yesterday Brian Chambers and I sniffed the line, and he made a good point that the Sandalo smells similar to a vintage fragrance that people are after now. The whole line has...
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    Re: Summer frag panic!

    No need to panic. You've just cleared the way now for an upgrade. Go out and sniff, and see what floats your boat.

    - - - Updated - - -

    No need to panic. You've just cleared the way now for...
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    Re: Ryan Lochte – CREED

    Creed should have read this article about how Lochte holds his pee until he gets in the pool before signing him on to a fragrance contract. Article here: ...
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    I'm wearing the Zeste now, but unfortunately I've got a little summer cold and all the notes are not registering. But what is penetrating through I think I like this the best or Ete. I tried Diablo...
  37. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, August 4, 2012 *** FRESH or AQUATIC

    hmmm..... Brezza di Mare or Sel Marin?
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    Rose d'ete

    Light and summery, easy to wear, but where is the rose? There was some rose detection in the opening along with musk and ambrette and something fruity and floral. Then it got powdery...
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    Thanks for the kind words and for hosting this, I'm having a blast. I've been on a summer holy grail search for the past year, so very few fragrances are coming close. On top of that what I'm after...
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    Re: New James Bond fragrance!

    Apples don't sound butch enough for James Bond. You might as well dress him up as a tele tubby and spray him with candy floss.
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    kalli, yes "strawberry glade", that's it! I have to say, I'm bummed out so far with 2 of the Rosine's tried. I've wanted to try this line for awhile and had high hopes. Maybe tomorrow will be...
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    Clair Matin

    *someone please pass me a seltzer and a tums*


    Clair Matin (*coughs and tries again)

    If you like sneaky tricksters, and/or are nostalgic for early 80's shampoo *insert Pert*,...
  43. Re: Are fragrances "fresher" and "newer" at Sephora/Nordstrom/Macys than at the online discounters

    I'd rather have the old stock unless it was sitting in a window. All the new stuff gets reformulated and is subject to the never ending IFRA restrictions.
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    Lotus Rose:
    Opens with an earthy citrus, mandarine and bergomote. I was assuming this fragrance would be really watery and transparent, a delicate dream made from fairy tears. But to my surprise...
  45. Re: Your thoughts on which fragrances smell like" Candy/Bubble Gum"

    Vamp
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    Re: Osswald Parfumerie New York?

    This place sounds great! It's like they are focusing on what is not available so easily here.
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    Re: Osswald Parfumerie New York?

    Just read this thread, thanks for the info :D
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    Welcome Beauxbaton 13. Thank you whitefluffy, I sent Kali a pm today.... have been having trouble logging on lately. If I'm still in the loop that would be great, if not, you can move me to the end...
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    Re: Hypnotic Poison - My Wallet Needs Help!!!

    I would just get her what she wants, she's your wife. $90 for peace in a marriage, priceless.
  50. Re: You are put in charge.... what would you do?

    Lets just ban IFRA all together.
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    Re: Parfums de Rosine sample pass around

    Whitefluffy, thank you for doing this. I'd love to be part of group 2 citrusy/summer if there is room.
  52. Re: You are put in charge.... what would you do?

    Mandatory 15ml minis. All year around, all houses.
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    Re: Diamond Water

    And I thought I was in heaven :grin:
  54. Re: Which fragrance house is the biggest a-hole? (measured by copying, overcharging, lack of supply,

    +400 Bond
    +1 Creed
    +2 Le Labo's exclusive overpriced city fragrances.
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    Re: Almond notes: suggestions, please!

    If you like Giacobetti, try Sexy Angelic. It's great for summer whereas a lot of almonds scents seem more suited for cozier cold weather needs.
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    Re: Diamond Water

    Good review Brian, it makes me want to go smell it again. I remember this was one of my 3 favorites. Next time you go to Bergdorf's look at the painting on the ceiling. Going there is an entire...
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    Re: The Starlet and the Street wallker

    lol, or street ladies riding rascals
  58. Re: Fragrances in Anthropologie - Anyone have experience with them?

    They have lostmarch? I tried the inekes the other day and vamp - liked them all.
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    Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    I want to try some of the green Ava lux and the 2 new Heeley's
  60. Re: New Fragrance: Ineke Perfumes HotHouse Flower

    Thanks for the news - just discovered ineke and like them very much. I have no idea what gardenia smells like. From reading here I get the idea it's a love hate thing for people.
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    Re: male frags that can be unisex

    Thank you, I used to wear it all the time . Who can pull it off? A tomboy w/ long hair, skiinny jeans and boots. That's who can pull it off.
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    Re: SotD Monday, 25 June 2012

    Reading a macho Lee Child book tonight and wearing Tribute.
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    Re: male frags that can be unisex

    Gris Clair
    Tribute
    Sharif
    Memoir Man
    Yatagan
    Tirrenico
    Sel Marin
    Lyric Man
    Micallef's Gaiac
    Profumum's Olibanum
  64. Re: I have a theory, could be a giggle, please help

    Pleasures:
    - cat purrs
    - the sound of rolling thunderstorms
    - walking a beach in the winter
    - cup of tea, good book, getting cozy
    - sitting in the sun

    Dislikes:
    - low frequency sounds: the...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids - Rainforest

    I tried Golden Cattleya again yesterday. It seems like this would be one of her best hits.

    NYC is hot and humid right now, I felt like it was wearing me instead of me wearing it, but I'm going to...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids - Rainforest

    Ursula, good idea, I think I'll do that too. Plus I like buying from small business people.
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    Re: Olympic Orchids - Rainforest

    I tried Kingston Ferry last night. My bf really liked it, he also wears Tirrenico, and it seemed like a warmer version, some similarities.

    Today I'm wearing Osafume. Knit at night, thanks for...
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    Re: Olympic Orchids

    ^^^thanks, just read the reviews there. I think what I was calling pine, they are calling redwoods, and that makes sense. And what they were saying as "sharp" in the beginning, I call medicinal,...
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    Olympic Orchids - Rainforest

    Has anyone else experienced this indie line?

    I ordered 5 samples for $10, postage included. I'm trying one called Rainforest right now and am liking it so far. I've only been wearing it ten...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    enjoying vicarious fun :D
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    Re: 'Biblical' Fragrance (imagination)

    I've tested it at the Aesop store on Elizabeth Street in NYC.

    The bottles are tiny ... only around 10ml and its expensive considering the quantity. I'm thinking thats why they don't have...
  72. Re: Maestrale by Profumi di Pantelleria or Sel Marin by Heeley

    thanks^^
    I'll stick with the Sel Marin
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    Re: 'Biblical' Fragrance (imagination)

    Exactly what I was thinking!
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    Re: Unboxing 26 Year Old Golconda - Stunning

    Speaking as a jewelry designer, I'm in love with the bottle with the rose quartz looking top. Drooling....over it.... the same way I do when I fall for a gem stone.
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    Sounds like ordering direct is the way to go, not thru luckyscent.
  76. Re: Maestrale by Profumi di Pantelleria or Sel Marin by Heeley

    I love Sel Marin, never tried Maestrale. Curious now. Any input out there?
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    Re: 22 fast Bond No. 9 Reviews!!

    I wish I shared your enthusiasm. There is something strong and overpowering in their fragrances that make my head hurt and my stomach queasy... its the only brand that does this. They have a couple...
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    Re: Help with a few samples for wifey

    +2 on Annick Goutal
    also try samples of:
    - Frederic Malle: En Passant
    - many from L'artisan: "Mimosa pour Moi" comes to mind
    - and research fragrances by Olivia Giacobetti, she did a few...
  79. Re: Most poorly dressed male celebrity this year???

    Worst dressed - bleach blond food network guy, spikey hair, seems drunk, bad jewelry, even worse food.
  80. Re: There's something growing in one of my perfumes...

    I remember the thread - the poster showed pics of the crystal formations. It was also do to cold temps.
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    Re: Aventus got me in trouble at work

    Oh boy .... That is strong ...lol :-)
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    Re: Aventus got me in trouble at work

    My boyfriend sometimes does this with Yatagan.

    I'm trying to train him that I'm the only one that needs to smell his perfume, and I don't need to smell it across the room, only when I come up to...
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    Re: Summer Orientals!

    I wore lyric woman yesterday - enjoyed it for 14 hours.
  84. Re: New Fragrance: terre de l'encens by cloon keen atelier.

    This does sound good, where does one get samples of this?
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    Hmm so sorry this happened. I have been seriously considering buying a bottle of what's in my sig --- but now I'm too nervous.
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    Re: Forest Walk (Sonoma Scent Studio)

    This does sound good thanks for the topic.
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    Re: Conehead query: Mystra by Aesop

    I like it a lot and agree with comments above - and will add: if aveda made Mecca balsam you would get this.
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    Re: Top 5 Favorites Now

    Hmmm....clammy NYC early summer weather

    Tirrenico
    Sexy Angelic
    Sel Marin
    En Passant
    Fille En Aiguilles

    I don't know what this says about me....I like anise, watery, unisex?
  89. Re: Anything like Profumum Confetto but less pricey? Almond frag recs, please!

    Just thought of another one to try: Hilde Soliani - Conaffetto. Almond, orange blossom and sugar.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/detail.asp?itemid=46614

    In terms of smell this one has an...
  90. Re: Anything like Profumum Confetto but less pricey? Almond frag recs, please!

    Just thought of another one to try: Hilde Soliani - Conafetto

    In terms of smell this one is kind of in between the Profumum one you like and Kiss Me Tender.
  91. Re: Oh no! I think I like sampling better than wearing!

    That's exactly the same for me too. I wouldn't mind lowering my bottle count to about 5, and the rest decants and samples.
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    Re: Anyone here use just one spray?

    SL's fleur d'oranger..... 1 half spray.... not near my neck ..... or I get a headache.
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    Re: Fragrance for an eye doctor

    For those of us who freak when our eyes are getting tested, I like the sandalwood idea listed above, because its calm and soothing. Rotate it with something clean and tasteful. Agree also about the...
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    Re: pronunciation of abbreviation "frag"

    yes.
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    Re: Store testing etiquette

    Wear your ipod next time, and ignore them.
  96. Re: Nicolai's Kiss Me Tender vs Artisan Jour de Fete

    No, they don't smell anything alike.

    Edit: Some almond scents veer into cold weather cozy powdery territory. Kiss me Tender has a more floral aspect to it...its lightly sweetened good for...
  97. Re: Anything like Profumum Confetto but less pricey? Almond frag recs, please!

    Kiss Me Tender and its only $50 at luckyscent. I actually like it better.
    http://www.luckyscent.com/shop/detail.asp?itemid=31334

    I went on a similar almond crusade last summer. Another one I...
  98. Re: Recommend fragrances for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    For leecher micalefs gaiac
  99. Re: Which house is the biggest copycat - Bond no. 9 or Sean John?

    Like what? I can't think of any?
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    Re: blekh Bond No. 9 fire island is awful

    Im eagerly awaiting their next release ... Crown Heights.
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