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  1. Re: What's a good beginner summer Niche fragrance??

    Well for non- niche Chanel ,I'd recommend Cristalle eau Verte.
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    Re: Please recommend a niche...

    As you are looking for a niche brand and also prefer sweet scents ,have you considered Montal? I've heard that Montal's Chocholate Greedy is a expensive duplication of Aqualina Chocolovers ( which...
  3. Re: Bourjois Soir de Paris (Evening in Paris)

    I have a few bottles ( mostly small ones). Evening in Paris is a nice violety floral ,at least that's how I categorize it.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I'm syncing with Dawn Spencer Hurwitz's Erbe Bergamote layered with Perfumer's Workshop Tea Rose .
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Nabbed a 2 oz full bottle of Diane Von Furstenburg 's Volcan D ' Amour on Ebay for a total steal $4.99!!!!!!!!!
    Well with shipping it was another $10.25 , but you won't hear me complaining !...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Wore Amarige Marige to the movie Captain America the Winter Soldier ,good action movie,and fruit and candyfloss fragrance was appropriate. My silliagehad died down so freshened up by spritzing Hanae...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Fighting a bit of a sinus headache as we have a storm coming in this evening. Decided on Liz Claiborne's Vivid a soft peachy
    Floral bouquet that veers towards a Chypre floral( especially compared...
  8. I want to try both of these !Enchanted Forest was...

    I want to try both of these !Enchanted Forest was very nice!
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    Re: What smells "gothic" to you??

    Generally dark roses with more wine- like vibe ,and patchouli and incense .
  10. Re: Esprit d'Oscar /Eau Premiere/L'Heure Bleue

    I have a rollerball of Espirit de' Oscar and it's about like L'eaulita said LHB plus J&J baby shampoo. Thanks for mentioning the deal available.
  11. Re: Please help me remember this perfume!

    OP Juice by Ocean Pacific , I've seen it occasionally in discounters( Ross ,Marshall's ,T.J.Maxx) . I'd look there first ,I think I may have sniffed one once and thought it was nice but wasn't buying...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Chypre Day ! Aaaaarrrrrggh! I love this genre! Hmmm...Coty Chypre? Mitsouko? YSL Y? Leonard by Leonard? Azuree?
    Can't wear them all today , I've got work this evening.Grrrrr.......
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Yesterday , I went out shopping the discounters and I got a gift set of Juicy Couture Couture,Couture for only $14.99! Tried my sample of it and it's very jasmine dominant after the grape...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I synced with Viva La Juicy as I was off to work and wanted something more widely accepted.
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    In the spirit of sharing ,the first person to private message me ,who lives in the continental US ,and has 50 or more posts may claim a lightly used set of Jessica Simpson I Fancy You (used 2-3...
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    Re: Sirocco by Lucien Lelong

    I suspect that the Lelong won't be likely to fetch more than $20-50. I bought a new set of four small sized LL for under ten.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Went thrifting Saturday with my Mom. Scored a mini Anne Klein II for $3 !!!! WooHoo!! also a big body mist of BBW Warm Vanilla Sugar ,a mini Very Sexy by VS edp,and two edt of Charles of the...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Dabbed on some vintage Private Collection parfum -Green +Lily of the Valley .Wow it's good.It's been awhile since I last pulled this beauty out.Thanks for the reminder Kumquat!
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    Okay --Update time .
    The Moschino Couture arrived safely . I like the scent -on me- it smells sort of cardemom/floral tea-ish .Quite pleasant .(ErinK we may need to talk swap if you still don't...
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    Re: Adding to wardrobe malfunction

    Thanks for the speedy fix Grant!
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    Adding to wardrobe malfunction

    I just went out 'fume hunting today and scored a few vintage Avons: Trailing Arbutus and Somewhere .When I attempt to add to wardrobe by tapping on the "I own this" I get sent to Korres Agarwood...
  22. I was talking with the fragrance counter lady at...

    I was talking with the fragrance counter lady at my local Belk department store,and she told me about the bottle change over that was upcoming . She said that they may be changing the formula a bit...
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    Re: Today's Purchases -- February 2014

    I was at a TJMaxx recently (pre-snowstorm that has the area shutdown -sheesh the infrastructure SO isn't set up for snow here .It's only a few inches and everything stops-so NOT like Washington...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I ended up wearing Faberge Babe.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Hmm scent that reminds you of an old flame ....thinking........................thinking............................. Well there's going Extremely literal =Flambeau.Or sorta literal Rumba by...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Laaaaaate sync Shalimar edt -closest Guerlain at hand .MMMmmm lemony,creammy,spicy-herballyness and dry vanilla.
    Sync inspired by a Tv show,book,movie or song would be nice.
    I was wearing Jovan...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I'm planning on wearing created in 2008 BBW Black Amethyst all layered today ,as it's been very dry and cool-cold here.And supposed to drop to 19* tonight. (((Shiver))).( I may end up spritzing...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I think I may sync up with A*men which was given to me by a very generous fellow Basenoter last year .
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    Re: Who adores these?

    I don't have Pink Sugar but I do have the other two ! Burberry London (men's ) has a great blend of lavender,christmassy pine,warm port wine and a heady mimosa floral that works well for either...
  30. Re: What fragrant gifts did Santa bring you?

    Let's see -Santa was busy in the boots/shoe dpt for me this year (unfortunately none fit so return $$ will be along later .. Hmm wonder what that will turn into????.....)
    I got a rollerball duo...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 29 Decemeber 2013.

    Scent(s) of the day are (from new rollerballs/minis I got for Christmas) Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy edp and Parfum -right arm/wrist.
    And the flanker limited editions La Fleur and Noir on the left....
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    Re: Bath products

    I like BBW Black Amethyst to "match " Chanel's Coco Mademoiselle.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Since I'll be out shopping with Mom I think I may grab a spritz of Amen Havana at the P/X.
  34. Chanel Eau Premiere is getting a new bottle shape!!!!Possible Reformulation too! AGGGGHHHH!!!

    According to the perfume counter lady at my local Belk dept store ,Chanel is going to switch Eau Premiere to the same square-faced bottle style that Coco, Coco Mad, and Coco Noir have . There may be...
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    Re: Christmas Present Ideas

    Maybe order samples and choose somthing together?
    She may prefer vanilla dominant scents-Pink Sugar,Fantasy ,L by Lolita Lempicka(has immortelle that may add interest to your nose; or lavender...
  36. Re: Gift for the lady who loves Aromatics Elixir

    Perhaps FM's Un Rose? Biiiiiiggg Patchouli Rose scent.
    Yvresse is nice too for a fruity chypre without getting into the cotton-candy /koolaid level of sweetness.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Syncing up with Wasser's Truth by CK. May end up getting out Shalimar Parfum Initial later tonight.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    I went for a vintage scent (though not really one I wore in the past -probably smelled it in the past ) Max Factor Aquarius. Smells soappy(Dial like) and like Obsession and a bit tobbacco /amberish ....
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Well if it's Tom Ford I've got BO, BOVdF,TF for men Extreme,and possible samples of Violet Blonde/Gray Vetiver .Will check back when I wake up .Night.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Hmm not sure what rose I'll wear.. Cannabis Rose? Knowing? Paris? Ce Soir Jamais? (sp?)Versace Versus (new)?
    Don't know yet .. But I need to bathe the dog and then shower before I choose.

    Have a...
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    Re: Fans of Raphael of Paris- 1930-1960

    Love Replique ! It definitely makes my short list of "Fragrances I want Forever".
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Okay at first I thought Oooch tough one (I have a lot of celebrity scents -comes from a lot of discounter and thrift shopping)what to choose ...-hey wait OR cheapest ? How about I combo that to...
  43. Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    I would love to be included in the sample pass if I may?
    I haven't tried anything except what I assume to be Gold Woman -vial was only labeled Amouage(Glorious! totally whoops Chanel #5 for top...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    PM ing you about these! Thanks!
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    Re: Today I Bought - April Edition

    I gotta admit that if I'm hunting (ebay,thrift shops etc. ) I won't post till I 've haulled my catch home . Just bagged a half a bottle of Gucci Envy (F) and a near full Gucci Accenti (1.7 oz back up...
  46. Poll: Re: If your beloved doesn't like/hate a scent you really love, you...

    No fiance/husband/boyfriend in my life -but I have co-workers that do have allergies so I avoid lily and rose based scents when our schedules overlap. Migranes aren't fun and I won't be the trigger...
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    For last week's sync I did a play on name Original Liz Claibourne Realities because reality is a _ _ _ _ _ and therefore viscious.Right?
    Hmm small house.... I'll get into my samples ,probably...
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Most of my samples are in 4 boxes .So I Eeeny Meenyed and the Liz Claibourne Vivid hatbox style perfume box was" IT".I opened and blind chose the first I touched.Aaaarrgh ! I don't want to wear...
  49. Re: How often do you use your rare/vintage/discontinued fragrance from your collection?

    The rarest most expensive stuff especially owned in very small quantities -I would only want to wear when I could fully appreciate it ( not when busy, fighting a cold /allergies) therefore not a...
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    Re: Today I bought - March 2013 edition

    My birthday was the 4th so a-shopping I a-went . Sephora giftcard (plus $) got me a minis sampler Clean(BLECHHHH!!) ,Coach Poppy flower (nice but semi-generic) D&G Lt. Blue (turns to rubbing alchohol...
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    Re: What was Opium Like?

    Okay aldehydic warm amber sounds about like what I sniffed at the dept store awhile back.Opium (vintage ) isn't supposed to be that--tame for want of a better term.
    Opium's pow -hit of spices should...
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    I went with Sophia Grojman's Tresor today for the Spring Sync. I think one of the bottles may be going slightly off but it's still pretty -I smell sort of like clover(and maybe wildflower) honey.It's...
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    I synced today with Dominique Ropion's discontinued (WaaaaHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-( ) Gucci Accenti.
    I got a completely unsolicited compliment too . I ran into my local Little Caesar's for a takeout...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    Packages Shipped today to Rednails,Southerngardens,GenieJeanie and two people from another site. Whew!
    Sorry for the delay. Hope everyone enjoys their new-to-them 'fumies!
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Yes!!!

    Pretty Please?
  56. Re: Advice please! Just got a $40 giftcard for my Bday . What to spend it on?

    The make-up idea isn't bad -except that I don't wear it all that often and my Mom is in MaryKay (and I have enough to wear for at least 5yrs -except mascara)
    I may have to snoop the Kenzos.Thanks...
  57. Re: Advice please! Just got a $40 giftcard for my Bday . What to spend it on?

    Not really sure .Sometimes having eclectic taste can be difficult.
  58. Advice please! Just got a $40 giftcard for my Bday . What to spend it on?

    Sephora has three sample or mini sets that come with a voucher for a FB or rollerball /purse size.

    Other things that snag my attention :

    Amen refill $40(tried this before and the Havana at the...
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Just got a bottle of Ted Lapidus Silk Way in the mail today -so of course that's what I applied immediately.Smells soft -almost a perfect dupe for Barbara Bui Le Parfum . So what to layer over...
  60. Sticky: Re: Men's GIVEAWAY thread- NO REQUESTS ALLOWED! Revised 1/15/13

    Okay this is nowhere near the Amouage split givaway (wow!!) but I'm doing some Spring cleaning/downsizing and up for grabs to basenote members in the continental United States (or will be in the US...
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    Sticky: Re: Free to a good home

    Need to do some Spring Cleaning too .
    Availiable to basenotes members in(or will be in) the continental United States with 75 or more posts. Packages will be sent to the US address sometime in...
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    I wore VC&A First the long honey drydown is rather cozy in winter and can be a bit much in humid southern US summers.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    I wore VC&A First the long honey drydown is rather cozy in winter and can be a bit much in humid southern US summers.
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    Re: Spotted at Marshall's, Ross or TJ Maxx.

    I saw the H&S Lily Sanguine at my local Marshalls for $15 last time I was in (a week or so ago?) they had two boxes and the TJMaxx had three .I nabbed a giftset of Versace Versus $15 ,and Angel edt...
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    Re: Favorite Combos

    I liked doing 10 spritzes of Lady Stetson cologne with i shared out spritz of Avignon and then another round of Lady Stetson So about a 20:1 ratio .Might work well (perhaps less spritzes) with...
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    Re: USPS and mailing fragrances

    I use the kiosk to send packages out -that way I'm not lying to a person,just a machine.
    Unfortunately this tactic doesn't work for inernational packages though.
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    I blew my giftcard money on a 40ml bottle of Angel edt and a giftset of Versace Versus -the newer one in the purple ombre bottle.Angel was $39.99 and the VV was $15 (giftcard was $30...oh well I...
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    I gave Maurice Roucel's L for Lolita Lempicka some skin time today ,all day in fact. I enjoyed smelling of incense and giant vanilla wafer cookies.
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    Re: I just bought Aramis.

    What Shoulderpet said . Bernard Chant authored some great ones .
  70. Re: You know you have too many perfumes when...

    Dusting just your perfume collection would take longer than dusting the entire house and vaccuming and mopping and.....
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    Re: Anyone else giving up on "vintage"?

    No ,the hunt is still on -though I do not limit myself to vintage only -thus my signature.
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    Ebay has lured me again...This is what I get for having Christmas cash and getting a nasty cold on Christmas day Zero resistance..Do you think it could be a medical side effect?

    Half a bottle of...
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    I recieved a edt bottle of BBW Cashmere Glow for Christmas (was wishlist-nice apricot/vanilla/amber with a bit of woods musk)but when I went to uncap and spray some the entire spray sheared off! So...
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    I found out that I could get Ineke Sweet William FB for $29.07 shipped and I snapped it up.Boxing day sale 30%off sale prices.
    Tjmaxx -$5 Bijan for men- pine &carnation.Rather nice.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    Just realized there IS a sync for today .Well I was shopping TJ Maxx and nabbed a bottle of Bijan for men for $5 .Never triedit before so here goes (after all it's 11:10 pm here if I hate it I only...
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    Re: Today I bought ~ January 2013

    Purchased on ebay : A mini of Angel La Rose and sample vials of Peoney,Lily and Violet.(Blind Buy first of the year!)
    Full bottle (vintage) of Basile .I think it's 1.7oz and the other vintage of it...
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    Re: What did you get for Christmas?

    I got Escada Magnatism (total suprise wasn't on my list/debating exchanging) from Grams, a full size bottle of Salvatore Feragammo and Gucci Rush from my parents,and the edt,lotion and body mist to...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    I can't smell much right now as I've caught a virus -UGH! so no syncing for me til my sniffer clears up.Would have gone with my sample of Enchanted Forest.
  79. Re: New Fragrance: Taylor Swift Wonderstruck

    I have a sample around somewhere it is in the okay /not terrible -but not jumping onto my must-get-top-100 list either .There are definitely worse scents for sale now than this one .Also Taylor Swift...
  80. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    Samsara ,Samsara Shine(aka Fruity Samsara),Un Air de Samsara(aka Minty Samsara)Hmm.. Do I like Samsara or what?
    Also like Mahora,and Mitsy,and AACherry Blossom and AA Rosa Magnifica.LHB was nice as...
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    Re: Today I bought - November 2012

    I bought myself a travelsize set of BBW Cashmere Glow ,it reminds me of one of their best sellers Japanese Cherry Blossom but with more vanilla/amber.
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    Re: Today I bought - November 2012

    Today I bought a bottle of EA Green Tea Intense near full /no cap for a buck at the thrift store! My other bottle I bought last year at Ulta was $39.99! Woot! Also got a bottle of Rue 21 Revert...
  83. The downside? I don't think you can purchase...

    The downside? I don't think you can purchase single samples from the website anymore.Grrrrrr.
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    As a Army brat I moved about every 3-4 years growing up,but we didn't travel all that much for amusement.So I'm going to be very literal in my choice today : Mary Kay's Journey.
  85. Re: Extra spicy/warm scents for fall/winter?

    Mrs E covered it pretty well in her posts ,but I'll chime in with a few more . Tabu by Dana ,Bal A Versailles ,and a good one for the It's-Fall-and...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Syncing in Aqva Marine -it works on me like D&G Lt.Blue (when it smells good on someone) where Lt.Blue falls apart on my skin.
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    Re: Spraying on the hair ?

    I have long hair and I rarely ever use hair styling product on it (think Alice in Wonderland for hairdo -except medium brown and much less full) .I will spray my hair on purpose and it does get...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Hmm well any aquatic scent could work . I've got Nautica Woman ,Eternity,L'eau D' Issey(sp?),My Voyage,Pure Turquoise (sort of aquatic-ish -Hey at least the name/color is waterish!) ,Blv,Blv...
  89. Re: Recommendations/Suggestions for a gift? I'm stumped...

    How about Chanel Cristalle or #19 ?
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    Re: Fragrances you love but rarely wear?

    Ah the Photo Album Scent collection!
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    I'm scent twins with Al Gae !
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    Re: SoTD Friday 12th Oct 2012

    Synced up in Marc Jacobs Bang . I like the scent but could have done without the ready-to-be-pan-roasted-Mr.Jacobs visual.
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    Re: your best orange parfume

    BBW Orange Sapphire -discontined about a year ago so not pricey yet - smells like an orange julius.
  94. Re: Ineke "Floral Curiosities" Sweet William sample pass, USA only

    I did like it ,and I am considering ordering the travel size from Anthropologie. It reminded me of Penhaligons Bluebell minus the "salad note " in the topnotes.
    Sorry I took a couple of extra days...
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    Re: Synchronized Fridays 2012

    Hmm the choices ............Opium? Angel? Aromatics? Wrappings? Mahora for a double "bomb" effect -it is a bombastic frag and it didn't do well marketwise and got rename/packaged as Mayotte. Except I...
  96. Re: Ineke "Floral Curiosities" Sweet William sample pass, USA only

    I got it and saved it in my email folder too! Sorry I didn't reply back ,but the package will be posted today (or tomorrow at the very latest!)
  97. Re: Ineke "Floral Curiosities" Sweet William sample pass, USA only

    Remedied the iTrader rating Twolf!
  98. Re: Ineke "Floral Curiosities" Sweet William sample pass, USA only

    Package arrived here today!
    First impressions -This is a light floral in a Floris or Penhalligon's style.It has some cinnamon/clove to it and( judging by the droplet that got on my finger while...
  99. Re: A review of Lady Gaga's new fragrance Lame, I mean, "Fame"

    I tried it on at the mall today. What I got was topnote =cough syrup for a few seconds,then middle of a BBW fruity-floralish(floral was NOT standout here)+the Ethyl-maltol which segued into the base...
  100. Re: Ineke "Floral Curiosities" Sweet William sample pass, USA only

    May I try ,please?
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