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    Re: Favorite Italian Designer Fragrance Line

    Etro for me too - by a mile.

    Basically for the same reasons other basenoters posted before me, and if I may add a very, very shallow one ... their boutique in Milan is to die for. Honest.
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    Re: "Too strong for the office"??

    Thanks for the info! :)
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    Re: "Too strong for the office"??

    Thanks for your answers! :)

    By the way, MJH and Tigrushka, you're stars. That's exactly what I thought, but didn't have the guts to say ... ;)
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    Re: "Too strong for the office"??

    I'm a "reek-er" too. Also, I must admit, I'm lucky enough to do most of my research at home. However, I do have regular meetings with colleagues, and give lectures to students, and believe me when I...
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    Re: "Too strong for the office"??

    Thank you!

    I think I must have been extremely, extremely lucky (and more than a touch naive ;D) so far, inasmuch as I have never encountered anyone with a perfume allergy.

    I completely agree...
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    Re: SotD Sunday Jan 30th

    Hope you feel better soon, Tigrushka! :)

    I'm still recovering from my excessive layering of Nu last night ...
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    "Too strong for the office"??

    I have read a number of stories made by various basenoters regarding scents they dearly love but feel unable to wear at work because of their strength - as well as recollections of comments made by...
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    Re: SotD Saturday Jan 29th

    After voting for Chanel in Tigrushka's thread, I am now literally drenched in Nu ... :D
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    Re: Your LEAST favourite "Big House"?

    It just *has* to be Rochas - if only for naming a scent "PoupÄe" ::).
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    Re: Your favourite "Big House"?

    I finally gave my vote to Chanel too. ╩I very nearly gave it to YSL on the strength of Opium and Nu alone, but, but, but ...

    It's Chanel. ╩How can one not. ╩Coco, Cuir de Russie, N.22: PURE...
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    Re: Your favourite "Big House"?

    Great polls, Tigrushka! :D

    (I'm still torn between two houses - hence no vote yet)

    Do you mind me asking, do you normally tell us your personal choices too (maybe at the end of the polls)?
    ...
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    Re: "geographical" advice

    Thanks for the info - I obviously can't speak for others, but I must admit I found your answer most helpful. It's so easy to join a group, read terms and conditions (not to mention "services")...
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    Re: "geographical" advice

    See, I knew I'd get it wrong. :-/ :'(

    By all means delete this as you see fit.
    Sorry again :)
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    "geographical" advice

    I have had a quick look at the website, and there doesn't seem to be a (permanent) thread on the matter - there again, feel free to close this or redirect me if I've missed something.

    How about we...
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    Re: SotD Friday Jan 28th

    Where did you get it? ;D

    I must admit, I normally hate hyped-up designer brands, but Prada is a welcome exception.
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    Re: Your True Loves?

    My true loves were (and to an extent still are ... what's that thing about first loves, eh?) Coco, Obsession and Opium.

    With hindsight, I was waaaay too young to wear them "properly" - assuming...
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    Re: Names that should have been

    ;D ;D ;D
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    Re: SotD Friday Jan 28th

    Prada.

    Have a great weekend, everyone! :)
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    Re: You just can't get past the name.....

    I too find it hard to take seriously those names that TELL me to be / do / feel something - I can decide for myself, thank you very much ;)
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    Re: Patchouli and Incense recommendations

    I have read this thread with great interest (given my username ;D), and all the suggestions made get the thumbs-up from me too!

    One that I think has not yet been mentioned is Demeter's Holy Smoke....
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    Re: SotD Thursday Jan 27th

    Ditto!!
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    Re: A scent for a city

    Oh, fab, fab, fab. I might have to "borrow" it for other cities, too ... ;D
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    Re: A scent for a city

    Thanks! ╩I completely agree with you on the Cuir Mauresque, or maybe even one of the CdG Incense series (my favourite being Avignon, which, is, well, not in Russia, but you see what I mean!!)

    I'll...
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    Re: SotD Sunday Jan 23rd

    More dirt ;D
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    Re: A scent for a city

    Ezhno, that was superb!

    I wish I hadn't started this thread now ... I was thinking hard about "the" London scent this morning at the bus stop, and ... erm, I actually missed the bus :-[ :-[ :-[
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    Re: A scent for a city

    I think I have one for Milan ... Bandit.

    Sexy, dirty, no-nonsense and on the right side of trashy.

    Of course, there *is* a trashy side to Milan ( :-[), and for that part I'd choose anything by...
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    Re: A scent for a city

    Thanks!
    I'm intrigued by your Berlin choice ... :)
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    Re: SotD Saturday Jan 22nd

    Dirt. ;D
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    Re: A scent for a city

    My all-rounder for NY at the mo is Demeter's Dirt (in a good way ;))
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    Re: This *is* heaven

    I have Chergui and MKK samples in the post, and can't wait to try them now!! :D
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    Re: A scent for a city

    Yes, indeed. I don't care for "titles". What I am after is the connection you make - the scent OF a city. Looking forward to your answers. Am looking for my own answers myself, to be honest.
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    A scent for a city

    Following the discussion from another thread, I thought it would be interesting to associate a scent for a specific city. Apologies in advance for my Euro-centric approach:

    Milan
    Paris
    London...
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    Re: Are these any good?

    Ditto.

    The names themselves are only evocative for those tourists who "do" Europe in two weeks, and follow the obvious nouveau-rich routes.

    As a native Milanese, I can tell you for certain...
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    Re: This *is* heaven

    It is, rather, isn't it? ╩Every once in a while, you discover a scent that (on your skin, at least) stands out so much from the rest you want to shout it from the roof tops!

    Coco, Opium,...
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    Re: This *is* heaven

    I'm the opposite. I've always liked the "in your face" (for whatever reason, except fruity or cheap floral) scents. AS manages to be lingering and discreet simultaneously. On my skin, anyway. I...
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    This *is* heaven

    Oh. My. God.

    Once again, huuuuge thanks to all of you ... I discovered Serge Lutens while lurking here. Cuir Mauresque was my first SL acquisition, full size (I'm very much a...
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    Re: SotD Saturday Jan 15th

    DSH Erotica. A bit wasted, given that:
    a) it's day time
    b) I've got noone to seduce

    but I received my samples yesterday, and I can't keep my nose out of the bottle ;D
  38. Thread: Counting ...

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    Re: Counting ...

    Oops, can you tell I'm new here ... I've only just found out about Basenote Wardrobe - what a great idea it is!! :)

    I'm off for a sneak now ...
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    Counting ...

    I don't know who's up for this, but can you bring yourself to count *all* the scents you have and post the final number here?!

    Rules:
    - all EdT, EdP, parfums, essences, samples - however small -,...
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    Re: Smelled Aromatics Elixir on a girl today

    I don't get it. I just don't get it.

    I've tried this *so* many times, wanting to appreciate it - if only for its cult status (I'm shallow like that). Either my skin reacts really badly to it, or...
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    Re: Unisex fragrances to share?

    Helmut Lang. Helmut Lang. Helmut Lang.

    Didn't buy the hype when it was first advertised as "enhancing your own (sexual) BO" but by God there's something in this. Having said that, I get the same...
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    I take it he's the Rupert Murdoch of independent perfume houses, then? Because if that's the case I wouldn't buy toilet paper from him.
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    Re: your views on "chaos"

    Thanks for the info, and many apologies again.
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    Hello again!

    Whilst in the middle of my internal debate about whether to buy Chaos I googled "most expensive perfume". Aside from the ... erm, traditional Joy, most hits seem to point at Clive...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday Jan 11th

    Demeter's "Holy Smoke". Just a shame it disappears so quickly ...
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    Re: your views on "chaos"

    Oh, this is getting more and more interesting.

    Re: rumours. Yes, Lady, I have heard them, but quite frankly take them / me with a pinch of salt, since the only place I could have got them from was...
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    Re: your views on "chaos"

    You fab, fab, fab lady.
    Now I just have to find a way of getting it.
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    Re: SotD Sunday Jan 9th

    CdG Avignon - had to get my incense fix in somehow :)
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    Re: your views on "chaos"

    For anyone interested:

    I've tried all perfume websites I could think of, and the best deal seems to be at PerfumeMart, where you can at least sign up on the waiting list to get "Chaos" at a...
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    Re: your views on "chaos"

    Aaah, thank you! :)

    Have tried all ebays on the planet for "Chaos" now, and, if you set aside designer replicas, there seems to be only one bottle available ... going for over 220 dollars.

    I...
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    Re: your views on "chaos"

    I'm really going to show my ignorance here...

    apologies in advance, Lady, but could you tell me what LLP stands for?

    Thanks!
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    Re:  your views on "chaos"

    Dear God. That was beautiful.

    It sounds a bit as if CdG got their hands on Black Cashmere and cut the nonsense, as it were. That's the only way I'm able to picture it at the moment.

    Would you...
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    your views on "chaos"

    Someone on the POL website mentioned "Chaos" recently for its incensy-value.

    After some googling I found a website - perfumeart, if I remember correctly - that sells it for over 700 dollars!!!!!...
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    Re: Most worn in 2004

    Am I the only one with an obsessive personality / compulsory anally-retentive disorder? I find myself buying / ordering a new scent, and when I get it I wear it all the time until I feel guilty...
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    Re: Help with Caron address

    Just a quickie to say ... I've just phoned them, and spoke to a truly fantastic lady - helpful, very patient with my crap French (to the point where she said: let's continue in English, shall we?...
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    Re: Help with Caron address

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You've made my day (and it's probably my bank manager's worst nightmare, so ... bonus!) ;D
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    Help with Caron address

    Hello and Happy New Year to you all! :)

    Well, my New Year resolution has gone out of the window already ... this morning I received the Les Senteurs catalogue I ordered before Christmas, and I'm...
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    Re: Is is appropriate to ask...

    Agree with all of the above! It's a huge compliment, and not so "in your face" it may be considered non-appropriate.
    I've done it myself - as a woman to a few women, admittedly - and every single...
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    Re: Hello, thank you, and a question ...

    Thanks folks! Habanita it is - might as well treat myself now given that from tomorrow my New Year resolution will kick in: no perfume at least until Easter. Well, let's just say I'm going to try ......
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    Re: Hello, thank you, and a question ...

    Nope, can't resist it at all - not after your description ...

    Do you know if the EdT is considerably different from the EdP (assuming there is one)?
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    Re: Perfume=Song?

    When I think of Tabac Blond I am immediately transported to "venus in furs" by the Velvet Underground. Yes, there is the obvious leather theme, yes, there is the obvious dominatrix tone, and ahem,...
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    Re: SotD Thursday Dec 30th

    Demeter's "Holy Smoke" (and the remaining smell of my Gauloises Blonde fag ... great combination!)
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    Hello, thank you, and a question ...

    Hello to all the lovely-smelling people on this board!

    I've been lurking here for what feels like forever, and enjoyed so many of your posts. Some of the scent descriptions you provide are pure...
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