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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    It’s not what I normally think of as beachy, but it’s very nice. Depends on what you think of as beachy. It smells a bit powdery on me.
  2. Re: Where to buy Le Cri de la Lumiere (and other PdE fragrances) in the US?

    Fumerie Perfumerie told me PdE were changing their packaging, discontinuing the 100 mls and switching I believe to 50 ml bottles. They said they expected new stock in July some time.
  3. Re: Perris Monte Carlo Santal Du Pacifique or Diptyque Tam Dao EDP?

    Tam Dao doesn’t really smell like sandalwood to me, it has so much cedar.
  4. Thread: Mazzolari Lei

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    Re: Mazzolari Lei

    This sounds great, need to get a sample of it and the patchouli. Lui was too animalic for me.
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    Re: Copycat Fragrances - Good, Bad or Ugly?

    I ordered the Xerjoff Lira dupe from Alexandria fragrances, Benjoin 19 from Dua and Baccarat Rouge 540 from Oil Perfumery, just out of idle curiosity. They were all wearable, clearly not exact...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - June 2019

    Tried Sex and the Sea and Under My Skin by Francesca Bianchi last night. They had a slightly powdery, animalic vibe that reminded me of Salome and Enlèvement au Sérail. I preferred Under My Skin of...
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    Poll: Re: Your favorite Amouage Woman?

    Fate is my top favourite - warm, spicy, golden. Next would be Beloved, an elegant but not uptight floral. Then Memoir, a great heavy, sweet, spicy winter scent. I also own and enjoy Dia, Gold,...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 19th June, 2019

    Quarry, Shangri-La has been discontinued, so no need to contemplate further! Congratulations to sjg!

    As for heated toilet seats, I could have really used one of those when I lived in an unheatable...
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    Re: Today I bought June 2019

    Goldfield & Banks new release Velvet Splendour.
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Very good news indeed.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 18th June, 2019

    Happy birthday to Twolf and congratulations to N.Cal on 36k posts!

    I’m wearing Micallef Denis Durand Couture.
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    Re: New: Pacollection

    And the bottles are made of flexible plastic!
  13. Re: great fragrances with horrible topnote that you just have to wait through to get to the good par

    I find the opening of Dune difficult, but the drydown is worth it.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 17th June, 2019

    Bon anniversaire Bavard! You smell great.

    I’m wearing Atélier des Ors Aube Rubis.
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    Re: Is Byredo a copycat brand?

    I think there is a bit of copying in the Byredo line and the Atélier Cologne line, so I would agree Épinette is not an extremely original perfumer. I do like Byredo 1996, Oliver Peoples and M/M Ink,...
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    Re: La Couche du diable by Serge Lutens : Oud

    I’m a bit over the whole oud thing, but will give it a sniff when I get the chance. I think the last few releases were okay but not FBW for me. I’m sad that certain scents are now only available in...
  17. Re: 'Spicebomb by Jean Paul Gaultier' causes bomb scare in Canada.

    That suit is a crime.
  18. Re: Does anyone know for a fact if...(Carnal Flower)

    I tried Le Parfum de Thérèse and Iris Poudre yesterday and they’ve been watered down too. At this point I’m assuming most if not all of them have.
  19. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    My husband asked me that same question, when I complained to him last night about how many beloved scents from the last decade have been reformulated for no reason other than apparently greed. There...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 16th June, 2019

    Happy father’s day! I’m wearing the new Goldfield & Banks Velvet Splendour: mimosa, tonka and opoponax.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 14th June, 2019

    Smelling fruity if not tropical in Sadanne. Happy Friday!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    Happy birthday, congrats on 5k posts and on the Stanley Cup RHM! What a trifecta!

    I’m wearing Aura edp.
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    Re: That typical head shop incense smell...

    Ask for nag champa incense, that’s the classic head shop incense.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    I love the name L’Heure Bleue and it’s my favourite time of day, but the perfume is not for me. Fortunately I do enjoy the modern flanker L’Heure de Nuit. :-)

    Wearing SL Fleurs de Citronnier.
  25. Thread: Iris Question

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    Re: Iris Question

    I agree with grayspoole about the dearly departed The Peradam by Apoteker Tepe. Absolutely gorgeous iris sandalwood. I am also a fan of Iris Nazarena, Iris Cendre, ISM, Dzongkha, Cuir Ottoman, Cuir...
  26. Re: Fragrances with a dominant 'dried fruits' note

    Definitely Serge Lutens, and +1 on PdE Aziyadé.
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    Re: A Short Guide to Coniferous Fragrances:

    Thanks for this great post! I own and love quite a few of them. I wear Filles en Aiguilles, Idyllwild, Nuit Étoilée and Cape Heartache in the summer.
  28. Re: Current versions of fragrances in your collection

    I started collecting around 2005, and I bought whatever was currently available. If I’m recommending something that I know has been reformulated significantly, I mention that.
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    Re: Jasmin de Pays by Perris Monte Carlo

    Sounds wonderful, hope I get to smell it some day!
  30. Re: Chalk & Cheese....Smells good on them but like pee on you?

    Pamplelune smells like cat pee on me.
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    Re: Edmond Roudnitska at the Osmothèque

    Lucky you! Thank you so much for sharing this.
  32. Re: Amouage Lyric Woman: caps, formulations and whatnot

    I have the older red plastic non-magnetic cap. I have not smelled the recent versions but have heard repeatedly that it has been reformulated/weakened. I also bought the extrait due to raves about...
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    Re: A question for women

    Well, given the reputed skank factor of Kouros, I have to suggest Salome, Absolue pour le Soir and Muscs Koublai Khan. I love them all but they are pretty much love/hate.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 11th June, 2019

    We’re having the same weather here, teardrop. Wearing JM Myrrh & Tonka.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 10th June, 2019

    Hot here today, but clouds blowing in and rain expected tomorrow. Summer has arrived overnight. Lilac is done, irises are in full bloom. Wearing a bit of Mon Précieux Nectar.

    Happy birthday...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 9th June, 2019

    Hope the pizza & wings were yummy, happy birthday Giancarlo!

    We went on the metro with the dog to a local outdoor market and had pizza and ice cream down by the canal. Today was the hottest day of...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 8th June, 2019

    Happy happy birthday to Terry and Giancarlo! And happy anniversary to you both, Mike. :-)

    I’m wearing lots of Oeillet Bengale today and it’s smelling fantastic. Headed out for ice cream now after...
  38. Re: How much do you wear a new fragrance once you get a full bottle?

    After having a couple of experiences of defective bottles, I always open and wear a new scent immediately, at least once. But I generally put new bottles to the front for a week or two to enjoy the...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 7th June, 2019

    I too applaud your adventurous spirit foxbins! It is so not me, more’s the pity, but I am happy to know someone braver than me. :-)

    Wearing Indult Mankara and enjoying the first rhubarb crumble of...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 6th June, 2019

    PdE Aziyadé for a beautiful sunny breezy day.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 5th June, 2019

    Indult Tihota for me today. Yesterday was a real dud with Miller Harris La Fumée Ottoman, barely lasted two hours.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 3rd June, 2019

    Bon voyage ExtremeK. I am in Tiger’s Nest.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 2nd June, 2019

    A cool, rainy day here, perfect for El Attarine. Bon voyage to kewart and foxbins, and welcome home to hednic!
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 1st June, 2019

    Freewheelingvagabond, is that Margot Fonteyn and Mikhail Baryshnikov with YSL? And an older picture of Baryshnikov?

    Happy birthday to A. Beaverhausen! And bon voyage to kewart!

    Changed my mind,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Cheers to shycat! Joining in with Papillon Tobacco Rose.
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    Re: BBC bit on Perfumers

    I was curious about that signature family scent too. He says he prefers chypres, I’m guessing it’s a chypre?
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    Re: Bengale Rouge by Papillon Perfumery

    Looking forward to this one a lot.
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    Re: Good vanilla scents for layering

    Tauer makes a vanilla blend body oil called Wowilla I use sometimes for layering. There is also Kyse Bonbons à la Vanille which comes in edp and body cream, a delicious vanilla.
  49. Re: BBC article - The remarkable scent memory of perfumers

    The part that I found particularly interesting is that he never buys perfume, he only wears a fragrance created for his family by his ancestors and passed down through the generations. He...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 31st May, 2019

    In sync with Tobacco Rose, TGIF!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 29th May, 2019

    Musc Ravageur on another gray day.
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    Re: Parfum d'Empire Aziyade

    Haven’t smelled the current version, but I think if you like Arabie, you will like Aziyade.
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    Re: Dior Leather Oud - Discontinued?

    I love Cuir Cannage and am glad to have a big bottle. Unfortunately it seems all we’ll get in north america from hereon out are the watery florals. :-/
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    Re: Favorite from your collection?

    Hmmm, if I could only keep one, it would probably have to be Bottega Veneta because it’s such an easy, comfortable wear for me. But my favourite changes on a daily basis.
  55. Re: New Guerlain “counter” at the renovated Ogilvy in Montréal

    I’m in too!
  56. Re: Are fragrances experiences, or things? An ontological inquiry...

    It’s mostly an experience to me, although I do enjoy looking at and touching the bottles. Perfume to me is like food, it’s an ephemeral experience you can have over and over again, but lasts longer...
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    Re: why is your favorite, your favorite?

    I can’t state a favourite as I wear something different every day. But I love leathery, resinous, sweet scents in general. I’m a big fan of vintage Antaeus as well.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 28th May, 2019

    Cook.bot, I love Dior Eau Fraîche, but it’s only 48F/9C here so not today. I’m wearing AG Nuit Étoilée edp.
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    Reminds me of the lovely Denver meetup we had last year! So much fun. Bavard, is that your GF next to you in the photo you posted?
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    Re: Chicago Meet-Up Reports, May 25, 2019

    What’s the name of your new scent rynegne? Sounds good!

    I agree, we need more photos. :-)
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    Re: Men Wearing Jewelry

    I really dislike those earlobe-stretcher things too. I wear a necklace, a couple of rings and my earrings every day. If I’m dressing up to go out I add a watch and a bracelet.

    My husband wears...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 25th May, 2019

    AC Cafe Tuberosa
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 24th May, 2019

    Wearing Musc Ravageur layered over some patchouli lotion just for fun.
  64. Re: Latest Guerlain in L'Art et la Matiere Line - Embruns D'Ylang!

    No, but it sounds lovely! Looking forward to trying it.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 23rd May, 2019

    Poor Inees, hope you feel better soon! Safe travels this weekend to our BNers in Chicago. I have company this weekend so I’ll be home. Wearing HOM Coco Blanc.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 22nd May, 2019

    Finishing off my Naomi Goodsir series with Or du Sérail today.
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 21st May, 2019

    Congratulations N. Cal on 35K!

    Feeling terribly lazy this morning. Continuing my Naomi Goodsir fest with Iris Cendré.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    No, I don’t love the Lilac - it seems a bit too sharp and green. I have never yet found a perfume that makes me swoon the way the real thing does.

    Oh, and even though I enjoy Amouage a lot, I...
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    Re: Le Labo Tabac 28 - Miami Exclusive

    This sounds good - hopefully when they do their annual exclusives-everywhere event in September I can try it at Nordstrom.
  70. Re: Bottega Veneta Illusione - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid...

    I have 3 edp and 2 parfum bottles of original BV. Hope it will be enough.
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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    I haven’t smelled any of these as I have no interest in Roja Dove currently, although I did years ago. I still own Lilac extrait, Unspoken and Enslaved. Sold off Aoud as I found it phenomenally...
  72. Re: Bottega Veneta Illusione - Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid...

    Bummer. I think their original scent is fantastic.
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    Re: Perfumes you never expected a compliment of

    I’ve gotten compliments on Chypre Vanillé (10 hours after application!), Cuir Beluga, Aura, and most lately from a stranger in a local park (I must have over-applied) Blanche Immortelle.
  74. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    I’m in a serious patchouli phase. :-) Ask me again in six months and the answers are likely to be different.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 20th May, 2019

    More grey skies, more rain. Wearing Bois d’Ascèse. Can’t remember such a cold, wet spring.
  76. Re: Conquering Fragrancenet: A Guide to Navigating The Biggest Discounter You Love to Hate

    Today for the first time I was charged sales tax on a Fragrancenet order (I do not live in the state they are located). Has anyone else noticed this?
  77. Re: top 5 most BEAUTIFUL perfumes you have smelled

    Vero Profumo Rubj, Amouage Fate woman, Tauer Phi Rose de Kandahar, BF Ummagumma, NG Or du Sérail.
  78. Re: Slim down the collection while it is still small :)

    I agree with tspencer, as someone who appreciates nuances and details in scents, it’s very difficult for me to pare down my collection, especially in categories I particularly enjoy, such as...
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Just checked, it’s not even on their website yet, neither on Aus Liebe Zum Duft.
  80. Re: Your current favorite warm comforting fragrances?

    Tonka Imperiale, Ambre Narguile, Musc Ravageur.
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    Hednic, do you have a spreadsheet or app on your phone that you refer to when you’re on the road to check if something is missing from your collection? I’m sure you run across things when you’re...
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    Re: Esxence 2019 - my experience

    I think you are referring to Arbole Arbole, the green one? Lustre is a transparent rose perfume.
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    Re: Hiram Green Hyde review by Claire

    I think this one would be a dabber for me rather than a sprayer. I have a few scents that can only be worn dabbed due to their potency. A couple of samples would be a lifetime supply.
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    Re: A need for Back Up

    I also have been buying more backups of favourites than new scents.
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    Re: Esxence 2019 - my experience

    I have heard other comments on the net about the excessive demands of these «*influencers*»/vloggers. Very cheeky, and I’m happy to hear you didn’t engage in such tactics. Very interested in the new...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 18th May, 2019

    Bottega Profumiera Gourmand today. Still cool and grey.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 17th May, 2019

    Congrats to foxbins! Another grey rainy day here. I had such a great day yesterday in HG Dilettante I’m going to wear Slowdive today.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th May, 2019

    Hope you feel better soon Com Diva!

    Finally some good sun here today, wearing HG Dilettante to celebrate.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

    Encens Mythique
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th May, 2019

    Happy birthday cacio! I’m wearing Papillon Tobacco Rose layered over B&BW Patchouli lotion.
  91. Re: Niche and indie fragrance houses/stores in Montreal?

    Ogilvy & Holt Renfrew have merged and have a nice new perfume area in the basement of the Ogilvy building on St. Catherine’s. There is also Henriette L on Laurier.
  92. Re: New Guerlain “counter” at the renovated Ogilvy in Montréal

    Just noticed the Hermes box in the corner, did you buy Épice Marine freewheelingvagabond?
  93. Re: New Guerlain “counter” at the renovated Ogilvy in Montréal

    That is very strange packaging for the 20ml sprays, I don’t care for it, it looks exposed like it could break. I also don’t like the tight multi-coloured line-up of all those identical bottles, it...
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    Re: Angel and Alien - great dry downs!!!

    I get that same rotting fruit from Angel, can’t wear it. Alien Essence Absolue is my favourite of those.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th May, 2019

    Good morning all! Micallef Rouge No. 2 for me today.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th May, 2019

    Congratulations Shycat & son, and happy mother’s day to all celebrating. I’m in Mon Précieux Nectar.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 11th May, 2019

    Welcome back teardrop and get well soo to trilby! Decided I needed something springy today, Lancôme Parfait de Roses was the selection.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th May, 2019

    Ooh, lovely! :-)
  99. Thread: Paul Kiler!

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    Re: Paul Kiler!

    My condolences to you on the loss of your father. And my congratulations to you on the award!
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    Re: Today I bought May 2019

    I saw you wearing Genghis Khan every day so I knew you were traveling hednic. Now I see you’re having a shopping spree in Paris! So many lovely purchases. Lucky you!

    I’ve got a 100ml bottle of...
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