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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Thanks (again) for the clarification about the 18 batches and the bottle inside the box inconsistency! I was not expecting that. You helped narrow it down for me.:o
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    G02 and seconding the G11 then. (The DO2 also sounds great, but if there’s no smoke at all, I’m not into it. It’s “dank”, you say? Dank as in patchouli??) Thank you for making it easy! I’ve been...
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    Thank you wilfred. I know what I’m into. I’m not looking for berries or vanilla here. This 18GO2 sounds perfect to me. 18G11 would be my second pick.

    What’s the 18DO2, please?
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    Re: Aventus batch numbers, part 2

    This 18 sounds like a batch I’d be totally into. How many 18s are there in the batches among batches, and what are, if any, the notable differences or variations among them?
  5. Re: Which Fragrance Are You Currently Waiting To Be Delivered In The Mail?

    A mini Houbigant Quelques Violettes.
  6. Re: Help Me Find... (Looking For Recommendations)

    Guerlain Jardins de Bagatelle.
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    Oh Bonnette, you know you’re killing me here. *sighs, sniffles, sobs*:cry:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    That’s some ad. *mesmerized*:shocked:
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite Amouage Woman?

    I voted 4 Jubilation 25.:o
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 20th June, 2019

    Another mesmerizing ad.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    :vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    :2vrolijk_08:YAY, have a great time, Bavard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    *GASPS!*:o
  14. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    ZC, so the coffee beans really work?!?!?!?!?!?!?! I used to see dishes of them placed all over the Sephoras in the ‘90s. I had no idea! I thought the coffee beans were a store gimmick!
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    Re: Your Favorite Decade

    The ‘70s & ‘80s. While the two decades contrasted in style and overall feel, in my opinion they’re equally lavish, with the late ‘70s overlapping into the early ‘80s. I love the formal ease, the...
  16. Re: Pound for pound (or dollar, euro, whatever) what scents offer the most value?

    I’ve been watching this thread closely ‘cause I could use a worthy cheapie in my wardrobe, while budgeting for those Guerly vtgs. It could wait.

    Great thread, Palmy! Thanks for your suggestions....
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Good morning all! Cartier L’Heure Mysterieuse today.

    *blushes, waves* I enjoy my coffee hot and my toilet seat cold.:o
  18. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    ZC, is that a paper Starbucks coffee cup I see standing amongst your crowd of fumes? On the top shelf there, because I’m thinking of the blueberry Cheerios box I’ve got sitting on top of my fridge,...
  19. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    I know what you mean about buying multiples of the same clothing item. I do that with leggings and stretch pants because they fit me well and feel comfortable; they never dig into me, or my...
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    :laugh:I didn’t say the version I smelled was “modern”. I was responding to cacio’s post.
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    Re: Camp: notes on fashion

    The last fashion exhibit I attended at The MET was Anglomania, and it was such a long time ago. I have no idea. A Moschino, maybe?
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    Re: Modern Masculine Lavender Fragrance

    I haven’t smelled Caron Pour Un Homme in ages, but I’m glad you brought it up, cacio, because that lavender fragrance stood out for me.
  23. Re: How Has Your Fashion Changed Through the Years?

    I’m in my mid-40’s, and buy mostly ‘80s vintage, with the exception of footwear and those unflattering, high-waisted pant bottoms that caused my short torso to just disappear and made my bottom swell...
  24. Re: What would you wear to a fragrance awards ceremony!?

    Any vintage Guerlain.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    :thumbsup:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Today, I bought a box of triple Mitsouko soap, and a mini Houbigant Quelques Violettes.:o

    I asked the seller who sent me the wrong soap (Chamade) to put on hold for me one more Mitsouko listing,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Again, wishing Bavard a Happy Birthday.:o

    Can’t take my eyes off the mesmerizing pic above!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Wow, that is a mesmerizing pic.
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    Re: Watermelon fruity fragrance for summer?

    Palmolive, you should visit the Vintage forum more often.:o
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I feel the same way about Guerlain. Must be the Guerlinade. I don’t know what it is that makes this house smell supremely magical to me.:o
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    :birthdays:Happy (belated) Birthday, Bavard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:vrolijk_26:

    I keep missing people’s birthdays in the SOTD thread!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I only know the post-‘89 formula of Rochas...
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    I pick up so many fine details from you experts here in my favorite basenotes forum. Seriously. *sheds a tear and dabs*:cry:

    I am taking this newfound knowledge to heart and applying it towards...
  33. Re: 6 Months on Basenotes and living a fragrant life. 10 bullet points of things I have learned so f

    :shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked::shocked:WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO, SCARCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! +1 ALL THE FRIGGIN WAY HOME WITH THIS MORNING’S...
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    Re: If you could 'swap' houses...

    I’ve used as much Guerlain.....no, that’s wrong, I can say much more now, in my life than I have Chanel, with the exceptions of skincare and makeup.

    So what I would do is flip the cost of my...
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    Re: Iris Question

    :2vrolijk_08:YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!+1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbup:
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    Re: Iris Question

    :sad:Please don’t settle for anything less, Starblind. Get what you WANT! You know deep down what your heart desires.:o
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    My doggy has the best turtle poop breath, even with her new prescription diet. If I could bottle her breath, I think many folks here would love it! Ever owned a turtle? I’m not talking about a...
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    Re: Iris Question

    :oYAY, Bonnette!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! +1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:thumbup:
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    Re: Modern (designer) chypres?

    For all matters concerning oakmoss and Chypre, it is worth taking a visit to the Vintage forum. See you there!:coolold:
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    No contest. Mitsouko. More Mitsouko to come.:coolold::thumbup:
  41. Re: If you could choose 1 or 2 notes to pair with REAL AMBERGRIS what would they be?

    3: incense, violet, orris
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    Re: Server is c..r..a..w..l..i..n..g today

    Slow as hell.
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    Re: Candle Recommendations

    The candle set I have is UNUM LAVS.
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    I went into your link for the Chanel no.5 pour le sac with metal skin. Metal skin over plastic? Interesting. I’m not surprised the spray cases were made entirely of plastic later in the decade. ...
  45. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    :sad:Why? No, it’s clever.
  46. Re: Dating? -L’Heure Bleue has intricate Baccarat etching and “No 70” on back of label

    :cry:Wow.
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    Re: Dress Sneakers

    I own a pair of (dress?) sneakers that I wear for very long walks, but really, I would rather not wear sneakers at all. (I am hunting down a pair of black leather boots with spikes, and have yet to...
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    Re: Your Most Film Noir Fragrances

    The old Carons, and I am thinking of En Avion.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    :thumbup:I really like this one.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 15th June, 2019

    :thumbup:If I didn’t know, I’d say the Aventus bottle and box look as though they belong in The Mummy’s Tomb. That’s my kind of pic.
  51. Re: Dating? -L’Heure Bleue has intricate Baccarat etching and “No 70” on back of label

    *dabs eyes, blows nose, composes self*

    That vinty L’HB parfum bottle looks minty. The label is sharp and bright. The bottle with its original box are a keeper. I wouldn’t part with it if I...
  52. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    :grin:*falls down laughing!!!*:2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: 3.4oz (100ml) vs 6.7oz (200ml) Frags

    Speaking of Fragonard, I enjoyed my pretty, flowery sample of flowery Belle de Nuit. (I didn’t get the similarity to J’Adore, although I haven’t smelled that frag in I-don’t-know-how-long.) Could...
  54. Re: Dating? -L’Heure Bleue has intricate Baccarat etching and “No 70” on back of label

    *pops into thread, bearing overbite* What this here?:shocked:

    Pics pleez. *winces, wipes away tears*:cry:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    :oYay!
  56. Re: Why don't more cologne companies ignore the restrictions on oakmoss?

    My 2 cents (again): Because I haven’t anything eye-opening to add that hasn’t been stated by everyone participating in this thread, here’s my 2 pennies worth a take: All I can do is buy vintage and...
  57. Re: Have You Been To MiN New York - Glorious Or Overrated?

    I have not visited Aedes at their old Christopher St. location in ages before their move. I do not plan on returning. They used to include samples with my phone order purchase. Lafco I love, but...
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    Re: Naming notes

    Yes, it happens to me more often than not. Sometimes my nose latches onto a minor player in the bunch, and I enjoy it as much as the major players in the bunch.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    :o*a beaming smile that stretches from ear to ear*That makes me happy!:vrolijk_26:
  60. Re: Really disappointed with CDNIM. Where to go next...Parfums Vintage?

    It’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...........:grin:You’re so funny!!!!!!!!

    And yet you make sense: “All scents smell, but not all have a vibe.” +1!:thumbup:
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    :birthdays:Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:vrolijk_26:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Houbigant!!!!!!!!! I’m getting some Q. Violettes soon, preferably a mini or a decant. And I located a Mitsouko soap online. I have to have the soap. (For L’HB & Mitsouko scents, I’ve used the...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Twinkling starry skies..........sigh..........:rolleyesold:
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    ...wrong “reply with quote”...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    Just beautiful.:vrolijk_26::2vrolijk_08::o
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    No words.
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    Re: Your vintage SOTD

    I see constellations! Sigh........
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Mary Pickford & my Mitsouko, though I do believe the lass wore Jean Patou Joy, later in her life. (It says on The Perfumed Court site that Millot Crepe de Chine was Pickford’s fragrance, but that...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Guerlain box of soap trio is being returned tomorrow. Not what I ordered. Black & white (not gold) zigzag box cover spells Mitsouko, but once opened, inside the box lay 3 Chamade cakes. In the...
  70. Re: Soaps / Shower Gels - Currently Using, Favourites, Purchases, etc.

    New Castelbel soap in yummylicious pineapple from T.J.Maxx at $4.99. Yummy.:o104056
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    New O.P.I. Style Unlimited from T.J.Maxx at $3.99. The color is more purply and less taupe than appears in pic. 104055
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    Re: Iris Question

    “Ethereal and earthbound” are the perfect descriptive words for the iris flower, as are “rooty” and “compelling”.:o
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    Re: Women's Dior Circa 1980

    Guerlain Vol de Nuit.:o
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    :cry: *rubs tear-soaked eyes*
  75. Re: How Much Does Customer Service Matter In Regards To Purchases For You?

    Efficient customer service is always appreciated, with evolved communication skills preferred. Is it the determining factor when making a purchase? No, but it can become the determining factor if...
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    Re: Iris Question

    I would not recommend you any iris I didn’t knowingly love myself a gazillion times over.

    My Guerlain SOTD: Apres L'Ondee edt:o
  77. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) – Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    You reminded me of a letter I typed years ago to Mr. G., where I expounded on my philosophical Theory of Encrapment. This is it in a nutshell.
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    Re: A question for women

    :2vrolijk_08:YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! More vintage Mitzy for ME! Pleez, youz guyz, oakmoss / Mitsouko haters keep on hating.:o
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Avon is just around the corner!:thumbup: I like apple pie, love apple strudel, and my favorite is apple crumble.:o

    Avon is perfect for my needs, since I save the big bucks for my Guerlain fix. ...
  80. Re: Paco Rabanne Pour Homme (EDT) – Vintage Dating/Buying Guide

    I suspected that, but wasn’t totally sure. Thank you for confirming what I was thinking!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  81. Re: Fragrant jigsaws aka lazy noses hopping on the rickshaw

    My 2 cents: oakmoss.
  82. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    I’ll sniff Creed VIW when I get the chance.
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    You apologized (sincerely or not, I don’t care) and I accepted (sincerely or not). The straggler comments are irrelevant.
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Then have yours looked at. If you’d like to carry on this pseudo-argument in an attempt to push my buttons, I welcome you to chatter about me to yourselves, that is, if you have not done so...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Some of us “see” things more clearly, Cook.bot. Apology accepted.:thumbsup:
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    ILikePeeps, I haven’t bought it yet! I’m on the hunt for one. Sniffing around this forum for helpful tips.

    Edited to add: Looked at Raiders site. Too confusing, especially if you’re looking for...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Good! I forgive you then. Carry on.
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Sure thing, swangner, but if it’s politics you want to talk about, there are plenty of platforms for you to find what you are looking for as long as we still have the First Amendment intact, as there...
  89. Re: Simone Andreoli - Malibu. Sacrifice more virgins on the island by waterboarding them, now!

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.......:grin: Palmolive, you leave me speechless every time. No one does it like you can. You are so very talented. And you make me want to smell this...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    I agree with you, swangner. Given my surroundings, it would take a whole lot more to shock me. I am numbed. I accept what is. This is the direction we are heading, like it or not, and so it is...
  91. Re: Current versions of fragrances in your collection

    The only “current” fragrance versions of their former selves that I own are Guerlain L’Heure Bleue edt & edp and the closer-to-vintage in feel, Grossmith Shem-el-Nessim. Thank goodness for that, and...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Hahahahahahahahahahahaha.......:grin: This thread is hilarious. I always talk about the weather with my neighbors as a tactic of politeness and to keep my privacy at a safe distance!!!!!!!!! If...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    I love the stickers and the detailed checkers on the travel pouch!!!!!!!!:o
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Me as well, but for a bottle of Chanel No.5 parfum extrait.

    Edited: I guess not.
  95. Re: Would you like some vetiver or patchouli with your Coca-Cola?

    So uh.........when can I have me some patchouli Stouts?:rolleyesold:
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...........:grin: I’m a quiet eater. I chew with my mouth closed.
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    Yes, this conversation sounds entirely plausible. I find this kind of talk intrusive, in bad manners, and in poor taste to dig at another’s heels, especially when it comes to finances. Whenever...
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    Re: Compliments...is it a cultural thing?

    I have no reservations when it comes to giving compliments. I never fake a compliment, and sarcasm doesn’t sit well with me.

    On the other hand, I wear fragrance first and foremost for my own...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    There’s that ad again!:o
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    I love the ad.
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