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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 20 April, 2014.

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    Happy Passover and/or Easter and/or Sunday morning to all. It's our seasons of newness and optimism. I'm enjoying the graphics today form sublime to . . .

    Sunny and warm, I will take a...
  2. Re: Excellent smelling ladies perfume with longevity(shes 46 yrs old)

    Chanel 22 has both delicacy and projection, it simply radiates beauty. It is particularly well-suited to spring, too, IMO.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 19 April, 2014.

    Quarry, thanks for sharing the prairie smoke with us, certainly a good use of data space. I love wildflowers.

    Better than ever today, switching over to the cane. That "other device" made me feel...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 18 April, 2014.

    Still in Balahé for SOTN. Just stopped in to say, while you all are waxing rhapsodic on hot cross buns, some of us are crunching on matzo, tho truth be told I did shmear mine with mascarpone and...
  5. Re: Rouge Bunny Rouge, 'Vespers' have you heard of it?

    I'd like to hear, too!
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Current favorite is Balahé by Léonard. I cannot get enough of it's mentholated tuberose, cumin-loaded, leathery, fruity beauty. Rich and decadent, not overly sweet. Amazingly affordable on ebay,...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 18 April, 2014.

    Ah, inadvertent synching. Jonesing on Leonard Balahé, in all it's sweaty, flowery, spicy glory. My daughter rightly detects something it shares with Shalimar, which I had not previously noticed. ...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 17, 2014

    Wearing Balahé this morning as I continue recover. I've been going for scents that have something medicinal about them, in this case a mentholated tuberose. I also detect cumin, and a leathery...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 15 April, 2014.

    Kind of sore today; the weather whip-around from 70°F to snow cannot possibly help. Chanel N° 22 extrait is the SOTD; its gentle crispness hits the spot as well as reminding that it really is...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Continuing to heal in SL Sarrasins. It has a slightly medicinal quality that is just right. Applied over the remains of last night's Fabergé Aphrodisia EDC, a penetrating chypre—nevermind the EDC...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 13 April, 2014.

    I'm home! Thanks for kind wishes, all, and for stunning photos, Jon.

    The surgery is nothing short of a miracle. I had the anterolateral incision, which spares musculature, and spinal anesthesia...
  12. Re: Article: Firmenich's Alberto Morillas and Honorine Blanc create Midnight Romance for Ralph Laure

    Loved another Morillas creation, Panthère de Cartier, and this one while contemporary sounds alluring, thanks to the ambrox. I will buy something launched in 2014!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 8 April, 2014.

    ClaireV, Vie de Chateau sounds fascinating, as if I need one more fragrance!

    Tomorrow is surgery. Staying cheery today in Caron Acaciosa. Aren't I extravagant to run errands in extrait!
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    The Diorella arrived, photos to be posted later. This is an atomizer that disperses subatomic particles! It is "cleaner" than the splash mini that that was my initial Diorella experience. Where...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 7 April, 2014

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    Xscent, I'm off to work, will get back to you on opera/perfume. Noir today. Vintage Weil, mentholated tuberose + leather.
  16. Rien? Richer? As in a whole lotta nothing? ...

    Rien? Richer? As in a whole lotta nothing? They're funny, ELDO.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 6 April, 2014.

    Thank you, lpp.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 6 April, 2014.

    Surgery is Wednesday. Straightening up my house in preparation. SOTA is Caron Fleurs de Rocaille, which has an interesting peppery/cumin spice note—unless that's the signature Caron carnation...
  19. Re: What I finally realized about "boring" fragrances

    Some fragrances don't give all their secrets away at once. I was thinking of this just the other day. The opening of a go-to fragrance for me, vintage Weil Antilope, is nearly insipid. It takes...
  20. Re: Indecision: when you don't know what you want

    teardrop,

    mos' def not something new! Too much choice makes for worse indecision in my case. As it happens, today's strategy—rearranging my shelf so some stuff that was hiding out back is more...
  21. Re: Indecision: when you don't know what you want

    I found today's scent by going to the less visible portion of my collection. Aphrodisia it is (:
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 6 April, 2014.

    Vintage Fabergé Aphrodisia, a don't-make'm-like-they-used-to chypre.
  23. Indecision: when you don't know what you want

    Most mornings I wake up and seem to know before my eyes are fully open what I want to wear that day. Sometimes not. I'll end up sniffing the open bottle if a splash, or the cap if a spray (hint:...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Saturday, April 5, 2014

    Xscent, you sound intimidatingly gorgeous in your getup.

    cello, thanks for the recap; you are basenote's answer to TiVo.

    About to nap in Antilope. At the start this Weil classic seems a bit...
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    Re: A scent to match La Boheme?

    Twenty years in a orchestra pit will certainly cause one to develop thoughts on these things, dear Trilby (;
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    Re: Israeli perfume c1977 Ben Something?

    Not Judith Muller's Bat-Sheba, perfumer Sophia Grojsma, was it? Altho I think Bat-Sheba's launch date was earlier. Now I am intrigued.
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    Re: A scent to match La Boheme?

    Puccini operas may demand a big fragrance, as do some of his heroines—Tosca and Turandot without a doubt—but what of his more delicate creatures, say Cio Cio San in Madama Butterfly, or Mimi in La...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    M is for Mayotte by Guerlain.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 4 April, 2014.

    Donna255, why didn't I think of Iris Ganache for today's synch? (I have a teeny bit of a sample left) Wearing Queen by Queen Latifah, yes gourmand, and too wintry!

    ---update---
    and I just could...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 3 April, 2014.

    SOTN is Mayotte, with one dab of N°22 on the back of my hand.

    Don't know whether I'll synch for Friday, gourmand strikes me as wintery, and I've had quite enough of that!
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    Today I Bought—April 2014

    Really? I'm starting this thread? Three days into the month? OK, then!

    More vintage Diorella for me! 2 oz EDT spray.
  32. Re: Your choice for modern commercial perfume with fresh spring floral theme

    AromaX, I consider Guerlain Champs Elysées to be a spring floral, with it's lilac note.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 3 April, 2014.

    Day three of Mollie Parnis. Pleasant day to all.
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    Re: And now I love Chanel No 5

    LiliB, how nice to see you on basenotes!

    danieq, it seems to me that, were you to buy online, you'd be at risk for variations due to different use and storage conditions.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 2 April, 2014.

    Hi, and welcome, Claire! Love your descriptions; you'll get on fine here at basenotes. And—some of us skank lovers who regard notes like gasoline, old sneaker, VBapo-Rub, etc., will clamor for that...
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    Re: Have you noticed frags aging for the better?

    My Mollie Parnis which has to be decades old, has lost some of its richness. It's a little more sour, or sweet/sour, since a honey note emerges strongly. Paradoxically, it is also stronger,...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 1 April, 2014.

    Hi, and welcome, TheOpiumJuices. I like your photo.

    Seriously, I'm wearing Mollie Parnis. I think I'll give this the three-day treatment.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 1 April, 2014.

    Happy Birthday Xscent!

    SOTD is ELDO Skinny Broad.
  39. Re: Most worn in March and First Quarter of 2014

    I tried to nudge March toward spring with aldehydes; taken together there were 15wearings from amongst these: Chanel N°22, Guerlain Vega, Arpège, Infini, and Miss Balmain.

    Top three for March...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 31 March, 2014.

    knit-at-nit, we are forever ragging a newly retired fellow ceramics classmate, "and what time did you get up today?" to which she answers, "oh, eight o'clock I took out the dog, went back to bed,...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 30 March, 2014.

    VIntage Diorella. I'm zooming thru a mini, may have to scout ebay again. . .
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I finished Panthère de Cartier EdT today. This was my second bottle, a tester off ebay. Originally a gift from my daughter who said it recalled a childhood memory, how I smelled coming home from...
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    Re: Angel Eau Sucree

    The name alone repels me.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 28 March, 2014.

    knit-at-nite, the sixth graders I worked with today had it coming!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 28 March, 2014.

    Outta my way! I'm wearing Amarige! Synched and psyched for Friday (:

    pleasant day to all.

    ps—kalli, I don't think I could wrap myself around salted licorice, but salted hot cocoa is another...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 March, 2014.

    Mikeperez, have fun dancing! Oh, you young folk.
    Got thru pre-op testing this morning. I will dance again!

    SOTN is Diorella.

    Kumquat et al, your exchanges on licorice/soap made this the...
  47. Re: BN California Mini-Meet, March 22, 2014 • The Scent Bar (Lucky Scent)

    What beautiful basenoters. I totally love the pinky bandaid as our identifier. Yes.

    Quarry, I have a longstanding wish to take the Empire Builder from CLE to Seattle, then the Coast Starlight...
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    Re: Article: Cheetos launches cheesy scent

    Eh, look at the launch date. (;
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 March, 2014.

    Happy Birthday, dear Foustie!

    http://youtu.be/cPJ34Q4LN8s

    Off to pre-op testing in L'Heure Bleue. Probably the first time I've ever worn this out of the house.
  50. Thread: Anaïs Anaïs

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    Re: Anaïs Anaïs

    Just saw it in the CVS :huh:
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 26 March, 2014.

    danieq, they had better! I should link my April Fools post, which included"new" ElDOs. It goes like this:
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 26 March, 2014.

    SOTN is L'Heure Bleue. Quiet comfort.
    - - - a minute later: LHB on me, on the linens. Added drop of Weil Noir on each wrist for a bit of bite. It works!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 26 March, 2014.

    daieq, Mr Pants could be the name for ELDO's next big thing! Why not?
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 26 March, 2014.

    ps—lpp, so you're why it' snowing in Cleveland! L'Eau d'Hiver! tsk. We need some ever-lovin' printemps here!
    (;
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 26 March, 2014.

    Facing down ornery HS students requires Miss Balmain. Bring'em on!
    (seriously, I luv my kids; I just don't want to smell like them!)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 25 March, 2014.

    Joining Xscent, Roberto, and RHM in Chanel. Last night's application of N° 22 lingers, one of the greatest sandalwood drydowns ever. I will reapply so the bright, bright, yet pianissimo lemon can...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 24 March, 2014.

    Continuing in the ylang-ylang warmth of Véga, day three or four. I'm planning to continue exploring floral aldehydes, with minimum three-day wearings; Chanel N° 22 and Arpège are waiting in the...
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    Re: Bond No.9- Chinatown, Isn't it lovely?

    Lovely—and pricey, at least on the Bond No 9 website! Curious, I checked out the price on Amazon, $130 for 100 ml vice Bond's online price of $270. I had no idea this was discountable. Brings it...
  59. Re: Left a bad taste! Literally! Has this ever happened to you?

    The faint remainder of it after scrubbing is actually fetching. I suppose I would have to give half a spritz to a cotton ball then sparingly apply from there. Why should I let one bad sniff scare me...
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    Noted! Funny how the bit I sprayed on my coat sleeve is actually pleasant, and incensy rose.
    Re: others by Chant, I haven't smelt Aramis in years because I smelled it every day in music school back...
  61. Left a bad taste! Literally! Has this ever happened to you?

    One of my first reviews on Basenotes was for Aromatics Elixir, which I noted smelled great on my dear late mom, and on me like Black Flag—no exaggeration. Anyway, I was at Macy's today and thought I...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 23 March, 2014.

    HI, Jon, I too was enchanted by seeing all those trains gliding through the city. Would that more cities stateside would move people by rail.

    Continuing to love Véga, and smell new things in it...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 22 March, 2014.

    About to play piano duets with a friend. Just a drop of Guerlain's Véga will do (:
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 21 March, 2014.

    Out of synch with basenotes but in synch with 3rd-graders: Amarige it is.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 March, 2014.

    SoTN Layering vintage Caron infini over vintage Weil Cassandra EdC. Their floral hearts have much in common, infini's dryness is complemented by Cassandra's burnt sugar/crème brulé vibe.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 March, 2014.

    EVERYBODY needs to see this! Fantastic!


    http://youtu.be/CTAmFbREwS8
  67. Re: Article: Discontinued Fragrances : 2014 Edition

    Black Vetyver Cafe is the only Jo Malone that has remotely tempted me. Guess I'd better hop over to Saks. . .
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 March, 2014.

    mikeperez, I've seen Love and Toast at Whole Foods. Inexpensive, fun, fleeting.

    ps—maybe I've taught too much junior high, but I always snicker when I get to ". . . bald behind." :2vrolijk_08:
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 20 March, 2014.

    Weil de Weil! The Bite of Spring!

    http://youtu.be/Ceglu9msRbo?t=2m55s
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 March, 2014.

    Mine was bought November 2013 from Phyto Universe in NYC. It's the extrait, very honeyed and bright. I love it. Here's a photo.

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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 March, 2014.

    Teardrop, now Acaciosa! Interestingly, I bought those two fragrances, Acaciosa and Véga, after being trying generous samples from our friend Larimar!
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    Re: Ladies Wearing Kouros??

    You may recruit me to the army of the willing and the smelling!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 19 March, 2014.

    teardrop, I will love to hear your reaction to Véga; I am wild about it. I get ylang-ylang big time, with underlying vetiver. It's an intoxicating and comforting duo. I may be a bad girl and wear...
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    Re: A Very Good Year

    Ken, I plan on getting a mini of Silences. I like minis (:
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    Re: Tax time: a moment of truth

    I think, Trilby, that perfume fits my "good chocolate/bad chocolate" theory, which is that you need less of good chocolate than bad. You eat one good chocolate, you are satisfied. otoh, presented...
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    Re: Tax time: a moment of truth

    You know, you may be right, casts—by—fly. Used items would be considered "casual sales" which are exempt from sales/use tax. I had to do some digging to find that out. Ohio's sales/use tax has...
  77. Re: What have been some of your favorite blind buys and why? What made you take the risk?

    I've meade two memorable blind buys. Balahé by Leonard was a "where has this been all my life?" blind buy, as was vintage Chamade. A combination of notes and reviews, I'd say. Mauboussin was a less...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 18 March, 2014.

    Good morning. Running errands in Guerlain Véga, just as any good Queen of the Universe might (; Pleasant day to all.
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    Tax time: a moment of truth

    Yes indeed, I'm one of those law-abiding dweebs who ships her scent by ground, and pays her sales tax on online purchases. I compiled my ebay totals for 2013, and give or take a few vintage Carole...
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    Re: The New Yorker - "How To Smell"

    Barbara is a generous and erudite woman. I got to know here through her blog, and am thrilled to see her make it big. I always buy a book if I know the author, since I cannot imagine the...
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    Re: A Very Good Year

    The year I discovered Mollie Parnis was a turning point in my scent journey. Turns out I loved and still love the smell of 1978, having sniffed or worn the following, to wit:

    •Mollie Parnis...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Monday, March 17 2014

    Diorella! Find some un-anointed square inch of skin and put that stuff on! Alternatively, enjoy on paper or cotton for starters, then gloat because you have it and we don't (well, I have a mini at...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. Monday, March 17 2014

    Diorella! Find some un-anointed square inch of skin and put that stuff on! Alternatively, enjoy on paper or cotton for starters, then gloat because you have it and we don't (well, I have a mini at...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 16 March, 2014.

    SOTE is the magnificent Guerlain 2006 reissue of Véga. Many hours into drydown a surprising note has appeared—a big, bouncy lilac! Anyone else noticed this?
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 16 March, 2014.

    Sunday NY TImes, coffee, and Tabu.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 15 March, 2014.

    Evangeline, merde to you and your company! Will a video be possible? Sounds exciting.

    Mollie Parnis by day, and Balahé tonight.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    Vintage Shalimar EdC, sealed. The box has a copyright of 1983. Animalic indeed, lemon note less prominent. Drydown luscious.

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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 14 March, 2014.

    Good morning, everyone. Facing down ornery HS students in Amarige. It's my secret force field.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 13 March, 2014.

    tdem, what a gorgeous bride—then and now. Happy anniv to you and the hub.

    Balahé by Leonard is SOTD, dirty/clean mentholated/ rubbery/cumin-laced tuberose. Yeah.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 12 March, 2014.

    SOTN: I am tucking myself in with more Guerlain Véga. Sweet dreams, all.
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    Re: Ladies Wearing Kouros??

    Kouros and Jicky have a lot of overlap, notably the lavender note, IMO. So do Jicky and Shalimar for that fact. And you are right, cacio, for reminding us of Kouros' floral aspect.
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    Re: Ladies Wearing Kouros??

    I have been known to layer Kouros with Shalimar, a real NC-17 combo!
    Here's a link from that discovery:
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/276152-naughty-naughty-layering

    ps—don't think I ever...
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    Sticky: Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    I have never been to San Francisco. I just may have to do something about that. In the meantime I shall lurk and muse...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 11 March, 2014.

    26367Started the day in vintage Arpège, then this arrived, so it's my SOTA as I settle in for a nap.
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    Re: Today I bought: March 2014

    As promised, here is a photo of the Véga. The scent is in great condition! Good ebay find.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 10 March, 2014.

    SOTN is vintage Arpège extrait.
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    Re: My fragrance collection is..........

    Old school. Give me your civets, your aldehydes, ambergris, and all sorts of funk short of offal, and I will wear it!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 10 March, 2014.

    It's above freezing! What better way to celebrate than the best aldehydes plus the best flowers. Chanel N° 22 extrait it is.
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    Fantastic. Thank you, deadidol.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 9 March, 2014.

    oh, tdem, you are smelling good! I had a sample of its twin Guet-Appens, sort of Mitsouko gone niche vibe. Heady stuff.

    Thanks to dear bogsc, I am in Botrytis by Ginestet today. It is...
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