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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th June, 2016

    SOTE: Fan di Fendi. My boyfriend approves!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th June, 2016

    Happy birthday tdem!

    CuddleCat, I love YSL Cinema. It is such a beautiful and memorable scent. Delicate yet provocative, classy, and subtly sexy IMO. Timeless. Good choice!

    Welcome back,...
  3. Re: Perfumes that mimic really grat smelling hair shampoos & products

    I think Especially Escada has a very clean, "bath product smell." Not necessarily a fancy or fine bath product smell, but a decent, pleasant enough scent that smells very clean like a bath product....
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 3rd June, 2016

    Omnia Coral today for my wear to work scent. It has gotten a few compliments now! :D Happy weekend, everyone!
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    Re: Terre d'Hermes I don't get it?

    I like the scent overall, but there is something vaguely off putting for me- maybe the leather? Fresh and clean yet rugged. Strikes me as an outdoorsy kind of scent. Very manly IMHO. Makes me think...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd June, 2016

    I really enjoy AA Mentafollia. It is such a joyful, happy, lighthearted scent. My sample awhile back from the Perfumed Court did not last long, and I've been thinking about putting it on my wishlist....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 2nd June, 2016

    Thank ya, teardrop!

    You guys smell good in the Hermes, Mikeperez and Donna. But I am a little biased there, of course. I have not tried Eau d'Hermes. I have got to get on that! I'm in Omnia Coral...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st June, 2016

    Hi, knit at night and Redneck Perfumisto! Great to see you! I just started poking around again after a long, 3 year hiatus. Nice to see some familiar folks and lots of new ones!

    Have a great...
  9. Re: Today's Wish List...Your Top Three Desired Scents

    Hmm..... If I had to choose only three... At the moment,

    Vintage Samsara EDT
    Concentre d'Orange Verte.....
    Eau de Shalimar or Shalimar Light with a not broken sprayer

    And bonus ... Un Jardin...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 1st June, 2016

    Feeling adventurous today, I decided to start out June on a bolder and more experimental note by layering Hemisphere By Comptoir Sud Pacifique with a touch of Omnia Coral by Bulgari. It kinda worked!...
  11. Re: Recommendations for Inexpensive Aquatics or Citruses

    Why thank ya.

    I might also suggest trying Eau de Shalimar by Guerlain if you like vanilla, citrus, bergamot, etc. I know you said no vanilla, but it might be a compromise. Haha. It was very cheap...
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    Re: Cheapies but goodies

    Molinard's single note fragrances can be found pretty cheap. Not sure what your price range is, but Hermes unisex scents are certainly worth a shot, and many have a minimalist structure. I look for...
  13. Re: when does this morph from being a hobby to an obsession?

    Hobby and obsession/addiction are not necessarily mutually exclusive. I consider myself both a hobbyist and a fiend. I go through phases where I'm more or less into it which sometimes coincincides...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 31st May, 2016

    Miss Dior Blooming Bouquet EDT was my back to work consolatory scent. (sample spray.) I like it very much, but I'm afraid it's just a little too quiet for me. Seems to disappear on me unless my...
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    Re: Who what where when?

    Who: mom, Grandma, whomever or whatever smelled good. Mom and Grandma were both into scents. Just not always very good ones.

    What: Grandma's musk, Mom's Healing Garden, cousin's Cool Water, or...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th May, 2016

    I miss Evangeline as well! Keeping her in my thoughts.

    SOTE is Jasmine Noir by Bulgari. Sampling it for the first time. I love it!! So soft and cozy. Want to lie down on it like a pillow. Could...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th May, 2016

    Thanks for the kind words of welcome Jon Rodgers and Perfumed Lady! It is so great to be back!
    And a warm welcome back to Larimar!!

    I'm enjoying the last of my three day weekend and plan to do...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th May, 2016

    I sampled Givenchy Very Irresistible today along with David Yurman EDP again. I wanted to give the former another chance, but alas, I don't think it's for me. It's too sweet for my taste. It actually...
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    Re: Tester fragrances?

    I've bought a few testers with no issues. Great way to save on your favorite fragrances. Just make sure it's an experienced and reputable seller. I prefer the cap and box but can live without it to...
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    Re: To Blind buy or not to buy...

    Blind buying from eBay is one of my favorite things to do! In moderation, of course. A well executed, educated blind buy is very exciting and satisfying!! A successful blind buy is more fun than any...
  21. Re: Recommendations for Inexpensive Aquatics or Citruses

    Maybe try some of Hermes' fresher, more fruity, and unisex scents like Concentre d'Orange Verte, Eau de Merveilles, or any of the un jardins such as Un Jardin Sur le Nil or Un Jardin en Mediteranee....
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    Re: That's what she said...

    Youth Dew by Estee Lauder
    Wild Berries by Keiko Mecheri
    Secretions Magnifique by Etat Libre d'Orange
    Pleasures for Men by Estee Lauder
    Oud Wood by Tom Ford
  23. Re: what does patchouli smell like and what should i try for reference?

    I love patchouli. It can smell very different depending on how it's presented. I second Molinard patchouli. Also, you might try Triloka brand patchouli essential oil or incense. It is my favorite...
  24. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    Absolutely! I've been wanting to write a poem for awhile, anyway. I'm something of an aspiring/recovering poet. Great idea for a thread! So much fun!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th May, 2016

    Started today by trying my spray sample of David Yurman EDP, and this evening my very kind friend gave me a bottle of My Burberry. I love the rose in Yurman EDP. It is a bright, vivid rose in my...
  26. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    Oops. I stand corrected. I didn't check the format for a limerick- just figured it was close since it felt nursery-rhymy. And thanks!! These are all really great. I've enjoyed them a lot. Creative,...
  27. Re: Limerick challenge (suggested on GFD thread today.)

    It started with a Christmas gift,
    A bottle from my mother.
    It started as a sheer delight,
    A pleasure like no other.
    As time progressed
    I grew obsessed
    It was more than just a hobby.
    My...
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    Re: Do You Consider Perfume a Cosmetic?

    I think of it more as an accessory that you smell. My favorite accessory!
  29. Re: What perfume did you ladies get matched up with? (Quiz inside)

    Jimmy Choo :tongue:
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Just went on an eBay beauty binge. Got a few Clinique matte lipsticks, a Mellow brand lipstick, and a Lord and Berry Twistick. I'm obsessed with lipcolor right now!! So much fun!! Got some amazing...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2016

    I haven't been around in awhile, so hello! 😂 I blind bought Hemisphere Sud by Comptoir Sud Pacifique and an assortment of samples. Big beauty binge! Hadn't been on ebay in awhile, either, so guess I...
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    Re: SOTD 14th May 2013, TUESDAY

    Concentre D'Orange Verte.
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    Re: SOTD, Monday May 13th, 2013

    Diorissimo by Christian Dior.
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday May 11, 2013

    Dior Addict
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday 9th May 2013

    Eau de Shalimar. :)
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, May 8th 2013

    Concentre D'Orange Verte again for a mostly lazy day and a short run.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday, May 7

    Concentre D'Orange Verte for my afternoon run and various goofings-around. :)
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 04th May, 2013

    I'm sorry your mom is in pain, 30 Roses. She is lucky to have you to take care of her. Hugs to both of you!

    I'm wearing Eau de Lalique again today. :)
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    Re: SotD: Friday 3rd May, '13

    Eau de Lalique, borrowed from Mom. :) I'm visiting Mom for a few days and didn't bring any 'fumes with me.

    Have a great weekend, everybody!!!!!
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    Re: SotD Thursday 2nd of May 2013

    Diorissimo! (I always state this in exclamation.) :laugh:
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    Re: SOTD, Wednesday 01.May.2013

    Dior Addict.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 30th April 2013

    Shalimar Eau Legere Parfumee on this bright, sunny day. :)

    Take care, all.
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    Re: SOTD, Monday 29th April 2013

    Concentre d'Orange Verte for work today. A dab of YSL Nu for the bus ride home. :)
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 28th April 2013

    Thanks again for the encouragement, folks. And for the medal, JON RODGERS. I will wear it proudly! :cheesy:

    Hoping you feel better soon, as well, Twolf. Hugs and good night to all! :kiss:
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 28th April 2013

    Thanks, ladies, for the congrats on my race! I was surprised to see my name on here this morning when about to post my SOTD. I really appreciate it.

    My SOTD is West Side by Bond No. 9.

    Have a...
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday 27th April 2013

    Concentre d'Orange Verte for my first 5K run, for autism. It was fun!
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    Re: SotD Friday, 26 April 2013

    Concentre d'Orange Verte. Have a great weekend, everybody! :laugh:
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 25 April 2013

    Dior Addict today and the day before. Got big compliments from a coworker. Really love the stuff and will dread to run out!
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    Re: SotD: Tuesday 23rd April, '13

    Concentre d'Orange Verte.
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 22nd April 2013

    Dior Addict
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    Re: SotD: Saturday 20th April 2013

    Dior Addict. Stayed with me today. Enjoyed it. :)
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    Re: SotD Friday, 19 April 2013

    Concentre d'Orange Verte and just a dab of Dior Addict. Probably too much. We'll see ...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 17th April 2013

    West Side by Bond No. 9
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 16th April 2012

    West Side by Bond no. 9
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    Re: SOTD Monday, April 15, 2013

    Shalimar Eau Legere Parfumee
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday 14th April 2013

    Taking a day off today. From work and from scent. Walked through campus and was able to smell the spring flowers. 'Twas lovely! :)

    Have a good one.
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    Re: Scent of the Day, Saturday April 13

    Singular spritz of CDOV before gas station Red Bull dash. Not sure what I'll wear to work this evening.

    Have a good weekend, everyone!!! :)
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    Re: SotD Thursday April 11, 2013

    Today I layered Eau de Shalimar and Shalimar Eau Legere Parfumee. Nice. Turned out subtle. Not a "projection monster" by any means. I actually think the former has more projecting power, while the...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 9 April 2013

    Concentre d'Orange Verte. Again.
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    Re: Scent of the Day, Monday April 8

    Concentre d'Orange Verte
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    Re: SotD: Friday 5th April 2013

    Samsara- for the workday and maybe an evening out, too. :)
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    Re: Hello, coming out of lurking

    Wildflowers, I also enjoy killer deals on Ebay. :thumbsup:
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday April 4th 2013

    Good morning! Congrats to Bonsai!!! :thumbsup:

    I am "trying" to wear Dior Addict again today. I hope I can smell it this time. If not, I think I need to take a day off. Cause it is a rather...
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    Re: What fragrance do you never get bored of?

    Concentre d'Orange Verte. Of all the scents I've owned and tried, this one I love the most, never get tired of, and always like to have around. I guess that is true fragrance love. <3
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    Re: Hello, coming out of lurking

    Hi, Wildflowers!! Welcome to Basenotes. Looking forward to seeing you around. :)

    Casey
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday April 3rd 2013

    Haha. Cracked me up, PerfumedLady. I was surprised that I really didn't notice my scent at work- maybe it's not a good work scent-- too many distractions. Maybe it's better as a fun, weekend or...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday April 3rd 2013

    Dior Addict for work this evening. Hoping to turn some heads, as I haven't received any compliments on it yet. The only comment was from my fiance saying, "You put on perfume, didn't you?" :huh:
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    Re: My new wallet...

    Pretty! Enjoy. :)

    (I just found one for $.25 at a yard sale. To each their own, indeed.) Gotta save for perfume! LOL
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 2nd April 2013

    Eau de Shalimar. Sweet and sunny. :)
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 1st April 2013

    Back to work for me too today. I think I will stick with the old standby pick-me-up, Concentre d'Orange Verte. Love it!

    Have a great day, everyone! :)
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    Re: Sotd- Sunday, March 31st

    Kalli, you're smelling good! Omnia Coral is nice and is one of my favorites of all the Bulgaris I've tried. Happy Easter!!!

    Now that I'm finally leaving the apartment ... Diorissimo!!! And a dab...
  72. Thread: Coco Chanel

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    Re: Coco Chanel

    I tried the vintage EDT once in the morning, and it just about knocked me out. And I like heady, powerful fragrances! I don't know if it was the ingredients, or what. (I loved the scent.) So I gave...
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    Re: Sotd- Sunday, March 31st

    Just spritzed some KISS Him cologne from the "back of my wardrobe"-- doesn't smell too bad, really.

    HAPPY EASTER!!!! :)
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    Re: SOTD, Friday 29 March 2013

    Sampling L'Heure Bleue this evening. Have a good one, y'all! RHM, I love Chamade too. :)
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    Re: SOTD, Friday 29 March 2013

    Concentre d'Orange Verte again. I'm a sucker for this one. ;)
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance on the beach?

    I wouldn't. Since I would be sweating and/or swimming and/or greased up with sunscreen, I would find it to be a waste. I might try a nicely scented sunscreen, though! :)
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday 28th March, 2013

    Sampling Chamade again. Love it, love it, love it!!! I think it's my next FB for sure. :cheesy:
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, March 27, 2013

    Concrentre d'Orange Verte again. Enjoyed it.
  79. Re: Seeking online seller of samples, previously at ebay

    I used to buy samples mostly from Ebay, but now I realize that the Perfumed Court is a much better value- there are lots to choose from, the prices are good, and you save on shipping when you buy in...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

    Wearing the newest addition to my wardrobe- 2 spritzes of the lively and potent Concentre d'Orange Verte (my third time buying.) This is now definitely a stape in my wardrobe. I have 3.3 ounces and...
  81. Re: So I think Calvin Klein's Euphoria is dead sexy and apparently my fellow male basenoters agree.

    I like Euphoria! I've tried it in a sample spray and have smelled it on someone else. It's not particularly remarkable or interesting in my opinion, which may be one reason for some of its...
  82. Re: Layering with similar cheaper frags, anyone?

    I agree with Dailey; I would personally rather savor my super-nice scents on their own and enjoy them sparingly-- perhaps for special dates or occasions--- than to compromise them by wearing them...
  83. Re: Please recommend some Spring/Summer scents for me...

    Hi, Lacisne! Here are a few suggestions which come to mind:

    Spring: Stella by Stella McCartney
    Paris Jardins Romantiques by YSL

    Summer (or Spring): Any of the "Jardin" scents by...
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    Re: SOTD Monday, March 25, 2013

    I agree, Evangeline. I think I may have embarked on a very special relationship. This is good stuff! Makes me want to get rid of all my other samples and grab a full bottle and spray away. ;)
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    Re: SOTD Monday, March 25, 2013

    Sampling Chamade by Guerlain today. I absolutely adore it!!! A beautiful, very well-crafted scent IMHO, wonderfully balanced and--surreptitiously-- bold and distinctive. Have enjoyed every stage of...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 24th March 2013

    This morning I sampled Un Jardin Apres La Mousson, wore Dior Addict, and later sampled Gucci Guilty Black (men's). :)
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    Re: Favorite Lotion Versions of Scents

    Body creams. Thanks for the tip! :D
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    Re: SOTD, Saturday March 23rd, 2013

    Sampling Diorella EDT. Very crisp and green. I don't think that I wear green scents well- nor do I prefer them- but it's still nice.
  89. Re: Do you keep fragrances in the hope that you will like them again?

    Yes, I have done this with two particular scents in my collection about which I have felt unsure for awhile. I do not hate them- or even strongly dislike them- and find them quite interesting....
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    Re: Favorite Inexpensive Drug Store Products...

    I use Eucerin Smoothing Repair Dry Skin Lotion on my face and occasionally my hands. It provides gentle, non-greasy, and very long lasting moisture. (I tend to have very dry skin, and this has staved...
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    Re: Today I bought - March 2013 edition

    Sounds good, Evangeline! I tried Infusion d'Iris and quite liked it. Considered a bottle for myself as well. That, to me, is almost bitter where Addict is sweet, but maybe that is just me. I'm glad...
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    Re: Today I bought - March 2013 edition

    Dior Addict- impulse buy from department store after sampling on wrist.

    Concentre d'Orange Verte- finally reupped!

    A small purse sized bottle of CK Obsession Night, the second time buying...
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    Re: Favorite Lotion Versions of Scents

    Thanks for the replies, everybody!!! Like yourself, yellow_cello, I have not had much experience with lotion versions of fragrances. I am tempted, especially, to try some of those by Hermes,...
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    Re: Sotd friday 22 march 2013

    Sampling Eau des Merveilles by Hermes for the first time. Just received my first batch of samples from the Perfumed Court!!!! So excited!!!!
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    Re: NU by Yves Saint Laurent: blind buy ?

    I love it on me and think it would be fantastic on a man. I say go for it!
  96. Re: if you went with 2 houses for life, what 2 would you pick ?

    Guerlain and Hermes. Runner up: Dior. (Tough choice, as I think I have exactly three top houses now-- those three.)
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    Favorite Lotion Versions of Scents

    Hi! I am wondering what are folks' favorite lotion versions of scents. For example, since I like Concentre d'Orange Verte, I was thinking of trying the Eau d'Orange Verte lotion. Has anyone tried...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 21st March 2013

    Dior Addict: I bought it on impulse the other day at the mall, and I'm growing to love it. :)
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday 17th March 2013

    Elixir des Merveilles by Hermes.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday March 16th, 2013

    Mahora again for me today. Lovin it!
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