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    Re: Coconut anyone?

    I love coconut, too! I wish Bronze Goddess smelled like anything on me - all I get is a bummer of a faint, burnt plastic. Ugh. Good thing I didn't blind buy it like I was sorely tempted to!

    You...
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    Re: Classic vs. Modern

    I'd firmly be in the modern camp... I'm pretty sure I'm some kind of heathen with an incorrectly calibrated nose, but I've yet to find a classic that I really enjoy.

    (Going to go find a place to...
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    Re: Bath & Body Works Twilight Woods

    I have to admit, I rather like it! I don't get a level of sweetness that's anywhere near Warm Vanilla Sugar... For me, it's still warm but nowhere near toothachingly sweet, with a noticeable...
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    Re: Samples - any too similar?

    Thanks for all of the suggestions! I placed my order today so I expect to be in vanilla heaven before the week's end...and I have this terrible feeling that I'm going to fall head over heels for a...
  5. Sticky: Re: Scammer Alert and General marketplace advice

    Although you didn't fund your PayPal transaction with a CC, your bank still may be able to offer you some recourse with refunding your money. Call your local branch and ask them about filing a...
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    Re: Chanel N°5 Eau Premičre

    Premiere was the first fragrance I went gaga for that really brought me around to learning more about fragrance and all it had to offer... I love it! I don't like original No. 5 because I get too big...
  7. Re: How Does One Articulate "High Pitched?"

    I tend to use "sharp", too, for the same basic idea... pretty much, if I get that nose-stinging, sinuses-weeping feeling, that's how I'd label it. Or I might label a huge sillage monster as "high...
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    Samples - any too similar?

    I'm rounding up another sample order from LuckyScent since it's been a while, and obviously I find myself on a serious vanilla kick as the weather gets colder. Are there any frags on here that are...
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    Re: Today I sampled.....

    Curiousity got the best of me today - while grabbing some soda from Wal-Mart, I decided to spritz on some of the Faith Hill Parfums (Lord, forgive me, for I know not what I do). The top is a blast of...
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    Re: In Pursuit of The Holy Grail

    Great post, I agree that wonderful scents will find you. :) I, too, am completely enamored with Cristalle...after swinging from sample to sample, I think I'm just going to suck it up and buy a full...
  11. Michael Jackson's ghost wears Tom Ford (apparently)

    In a recent interview with "The Mirror", LaToya Jackson reveals:

    "When I go to his house I say, ‘Hello, Michael. How are you? If you’re here, please, please let me know’. And the lights start...
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    Re: Perfumes: the A-Z guide

    Considering I don't own a copy yet, I'm not ashamed to admit that this made me squeal like a little girl.
  13. Re: New B&BW fragrance a pleasant surprise

    I sniffed it a bit the last time I was in there and it wasn't too bad - I seem to remember very fruity top notes. I didn't sample it because I actually had Sensual Amber on one arm and some new dark...
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    Re: Is Himalaya worth it?

    Gabystie... you might also want to buy a large decant from somewhere like The Perfumed Court. You can get a longer test wear or even indulge in it whenever you'd like without footing the bill for a...
  15. Re: What changes would you make to your favorite scents?

    My Love's True Bluish Light... I wouldn't change anything about the actual scent, but I just wish it had more OOMPH. I could do 5 or 6 sprays and still feel like I need more so that everybody else...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 21 October

    30 Roses, I have Demeter Lilac sitting on my dresser, untested... I really need to give it a go!

    Today I'm in Philosophy Pure Grace.
  17. Re: Before the "perfume hobby," did you have a signature scent?

    Sad but true... I didn't have much of a perfume life before my "Ah-ha!" moment, courtesy of eau Premiere. Before then, it was mostly Bath and Body Works lotions and Body Shop vanilla perfume oil. I'd...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 20 October

    Today I'm in Chanel No 5 eau Premiere again... I'm a fragrance rut but it's okay when it smells so good :)
  19. Re: Which notes tend to create nose fatigue?

    That's really interesting about the Ionones! I never knew that!

    As far as just wearing perfumes every day, any scent can seem to disappear to your nose if you're exposed to it enough. Whenever I...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 18 October

    I believe my SOTD will be Lucky No 6. A good mild spice/woodsy thing for a cold cold day.
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    Re: S o t D Saturday 17 October

    I'm currently in Chanel No 5 eau Premiere. As soon as I came downstairs this morning, my husband said, "Oh my god, what smells so GOOD? Is it YOU?"

    As if I never smell good! Psshhht ;)
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    Re: Fragrancex scam's

    At last resort, you may be able to file a claim with your bank to get any money back, if you feel you paid for something that's never going to arrive. They may be able to give you provisional credit...
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    Re: Thank you D&G

    I spied these the other day and although I didn't have time to test the whole line (and the SA refused to tell me if they had samples, "Uhmmm...I'm not sure......"), I spritzed some of the 10 La Roue...
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    Re: Struggling with Incense!

    I have the same problem, mrdt, and sometimes I feel like it's the bane of my existence! I so very much want to enjoy frags with incense in them during cold weather, but after maybe an hour any...
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    Re: post your worst cologne-related moment

    I have a lot of fragrance allergies, to the point that I'd long ago given up wearing perfume at all (until I figured out that the higher quality stuff didn't usually bug me). I once broke out in...
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    Re: 5 Frags you can't live without ~

    Hmmm... my still-newbie top 5...

    Chanel No. 5 eau Premiere
    Chanel Cristalle EDT (I'm out currently... boooo)
    Ava Luxe Love's True Bluish Light (insert wailing and hair-pulling here)

    Really,...
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    Re: Should you age out of certain scents?

    I was actually thinking about this the other day - one of my regional managers was in my office and I instantly recognized her uber-sweet scent: Britney Spears Fantasy.

    Now, while I'm not sure if...
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    Re: Brand new!

    Welcome to Basenotes, ubertrunks! :)

    I don't have much to add because everything here has already been great advice! Just test and see what works for you and your price range. I'm guessing you...
  29. Re: Ten new members who have an interest in sampling

    Looks like I'm late to this party, but that's a fantastic idea! BNers are definitely some of the most generous folks I've met. :) And in the event a spot opens up, I'm always willing to stick my nose...
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    Re: Getting discouraged with my nose...

    Don't worry, like others have pointed out - you're definitely not alone! I get very frustrated sometimes because it seems like almost everything I smell, other than "mainstream" scents, completely...
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    Re: Favorite advertising campaigns - photos

    There was a thread fairly recently about major turn-off ads... However, flu-brain is preventing me from successfully searching for it. ;) Maybe someone else can be of assistance?
  32. Re: Matyfying bag-size powder/treatment pls

    I've never had that experience...they just wick up excess oil. All of the ones I've used were just rice paper, they never had anything on them that would leave a residue. They never pull off my...
  33. Re: Matyfying bag-size powder/treatment pls

    You may also want to invest in a little packet of blotting papers. They're usually made of a very fine rice paper that sucks up oil like a sponge and come in packs that aren't much bigger than a...
  34. Re: Strange find on Craigslist: Trade antique factice for wooden Indian. NEWS: Now $7

    I think the difference is that a trailer usually stays put a la trailer parks... and a mobile home is generally the kind that you drive around in, too. Right? :confused:

    I see a lot of mobile...
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    Re: Devil Woman

    Could it be Givenchy Ange ou Demon? http://www.basenotes.net/ID26125697.html

    This is a commerical for the Le Secret flanker:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulgc3ZW4Mtc

    Regular Ange ou Demon:...
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    Re: Lost Faith ! Help !

    Have you asked the associates in Sephora to decant for you? It's my understanding that it's company policy to provide you samples if you ask :) Are you able to order decants from online retailers?...
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    Re: Soap: use or hoard?

    Chanel Cristalle soap? Ohh I just got a little tingly... must find some!
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    Re: How to make a facial toner last ?

    Stereotomy and Dr_Rudi - thanks for the rec to Paula's Choice! I've been looking for a glycolic acid lotion for my keratosis pilaris that wouldn't break the bank... looks like this will fit the bill...
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    Re: How to make a facial toner last ?

    Or it could irritate your skin to the point that it produces even MORE oil to overcompensate for all the oil you're stripping ;) I guess you'll just have to wait and see how it works out for you!...
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    Re: Today I sampled.....

    Tonight I'm sampling FM Musc Ravageur... hmmm I really wanted to like it and this is my first full try. The top is a blast of menthol-acetone that I'm hoping settles down into the warm sexiness that...
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    Re: S o t D Tuesday 29 September 2009

    Narcisco Rodriguez for Her EDT
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    Re: Why do I dislike Shalimar?

    Granted, I've only tried the modern EdP but I, too, found it to be completely repulsive. I feel like I must be the ultimate perfume heathen because I can't stand it ;) It was like getting smacked...
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    Re: How to make a facial toner last ?

    I agree, I would probably just drop the toner all together. They tend to completely strip your skin of oils, but some oil is beneficial for your skin (the same way it is for your hair).

    When I...
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    Re: The Woman's Perspective......

    Call me a cretin, but I do enjoy aquatics on a man - as long as he's not floating along in a cloud of it, Axe-style. I've also recently convinced my husband to expand beyond his beloved Armani Black...
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    Re: Lauder for Men - Why can't I smell it?

    You might just be anosmic to something in that particular fragrance... try one of their testers and see if you can smell that one, just to make sure the bottle you have just wasn't "off" in some way....
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    Re: Favorite small-business perfumers?

    A few months ago, I ordered from her and although she was a very sweet girl, her scents just weren't for me. Most of them had a pretty heavy patch feel and I walked around all day feeling like I...
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    Favorite small-business perfumers?

    I've seen Wiggle Perfume mentioned in quite a few threads lately, so I decided to check them out - wow! Those sound like some gorgeous scents from a good nose.

    But it made me think... what other...
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    Re: Secret Shame: the teenaged years

    More often than not, cocoa butter or Bath & Body Works lotion in Warm Vanilla Sugar. I have a lot of skin sensitivities and thought that I'd never be able to wear perfume, because it gave me hives -...
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    Re: Sunglasses?

    I, too, just buy whatever's cheap and looks good on me. Longevity is not an issue - I can rarely keep up with a pair for more than a week. :( My husband, however, has a stylish pair of Nikes that...
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    Re: S O T D Wednesday 23 September 2009

    I'm scent twins with dimples today! It's Chanel No 5 eau Premiere for me (again) today, too. :)
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    Poll: Re: Vote now! House Synchronization Day ~

    I own no Lutens nor Guerlain! Agghhh!

    Go, Chanel! Go, go! :wave:
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    Re: Decant swaps announcement

    That's awesome! I have tons of stuff that I'll never wear again that I'd like to swap out. :)
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday 22nd September 2009

    No Encre Noir in my itty bitty collection... since it's starting to cool off here, I opted for Lucky No 6. Not exactly high brow but a nice, woodsy oriental that hit the spot today.

    Ubu - I think...
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    Re: S O T D Monday 21 September 2009

    My SOTD is Chanel No 5 eau Premiere, but I also have a test spot of FM Musc Ravageur on my wrist. It's coming off as hardcore manly on me, may try it out on the hubs.
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    Re: S o t D Wednesday 16 September 2006

    Earlier I decided to finally test out the vintage bottle of Chanel No 19 that I recently purchased. Maybe it's gone off? Because I found it totally and horribly repulsive. I diligently kept my nose...
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    Re: Red lipstick from other point of view

    I don't wear lipstick too often because I have a bad habit of rubbing my mouth and getting it everywhere, but when I do and I want to go red, I love MAC Viva Glam (the original). I'm very fair with a...
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    Re: Peanut butter and Chocolate scent?

    I'm pretty sure Demeter has an actual Reese's fragrance.
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    LTBL perfume oil

    I see that Ava Luxe has had a limited number of Love's True Bluish Light in perfume oil up off and on. Have any of you tried it yet? How does it compare to the EdP, in scent and sillage?

    I've been...
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    Re: NEW Dolce & Gabbana The One Rose

    I'd like to sniff it for the experience but considering how much I hated The One...I probably wouldn't care too much for it. I'm actually a little shocked that it's considered vanilla, I didn't know...
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    Re: Scents that drive her wild

    Honestly, if I don't like the man, it doesn't matter what he wears. I was initially attracted to my husband because he's smashingly handsome and charismatic, I actually hated his frag (Armani Code)....
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    Re: What's your fav mascara?

    I absolutely adore Benefit Bad Gal Lash in brown. It has a big fuzzy brush that expertly applies what can only be a kissing cousin of the elixer of life. It gives me great volume and I've never, ever...
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    Re: S o t D Monday 7 September 2009

    Narciso Rodriguez for Her EdT. I hated this when I first received the sample a few months ago but now...mmm. The honey is really popping for me today and it's working fabulously on a dreary, chilly...
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    Re: My sample of Carnal Flower has arrived

    Sounds amazing! I've been wanting to sample it, too. :) Enjoy!
  64. Re: HELP! I am a newbie with indifferent nose and a cold(!)

    Welcome! :) I don't have much to add on the recommendations front, but I did want to add - don't worry about not being able to pick the individual notes out from a scent yet. That'll develop with...
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    Re: Scent and mood.

    Welcome, dribs! I'm still a bit of a newbie myself :)

    I don't know how much you can read into that, since it's pretty common to switch up your scents from day to day. True, some women have a...
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    Re: Les Secrets de Sophie by Guerlain

    That price point doesn't seem too smart considering the economy. Maybe they're following the sage advice given on the last episode of "Hung" ;) - in hard times, you need to RAISE your prices instead...
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    Re: Can we talk about Fracas?

    You guys are killing me with all of the Fracas talk! Oh, to live near a JCPenny's Sephora... swoon :) I'm actually bidding on a bottle of EdP on eBay, unsniffed, because you all have convinced me...
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    HTML in posts

    Is there some setting to allow HTML code in posts or is it just standard BBCode across the board? I was wanting to use the <strikeout> tag in a post earlier and of course was unable to. Just...
  69. Re: bn'er launches own perfume line ... smellbent.com is born!

    I was wondering this, too! Inquiring credit cards minds want to know. :)
  70. Re: bn'er launches own perfume line ... smellbent.com is born!

    I...LOVE IT! Love it love it. That's fabulous, I laughed my behind off.

    She's got little bambo-eating panda hands!
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    Re: Chanel No. 5 - EDT or EDP?

    I wear Eau Premiere, it was actually the scent that dragged me down this crazy, perfumed road... :) I've only otherwise tested the EdP and I hated it (I know some women dig this description, but it...
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    Re: Do you spritz before bed?

    I usually spritz before bed... actually just did as I put on my PJs, before coming downstairs for one last look at Basenotes :lol: For one, I enjoy relaxing with a beautiful scent and I also like...
  73. Re: What fragrance note are you addicted to right now ?

    Musk is very interesting to me right now! Not down and dirty animal musk (I'm not to that point quite yet ;)) but lighter, skin-scent musks. I'm fascinated that something can smell so good without...
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    Re: S O T D Friday 28 August

    http://www.thecosmeticmarket.com/images/P/phi4658L.jpg
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    Re: iPhone app or mobile site

    I would've LOVED that when I still had my iPhone! Wow, that would've been so handy. I have a Samsung Blackjack II now and the internet looks awful on it, so I actually got that disconnected. But I...
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    Re: S O T D Thursday 27th August

    Today's scent was... *sniffs shirt* AL Love's True Bluish Light.
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    Re: Today I bought ... August 09 purchases...

    I'm really bummed. One of their their sales reps just called to tell me that they no longer have this in stock...even though it was listed as In Stock on their site? Arghhhh.
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    TST = Tester?

    Last night, I was looking at various discounter pages and noticed that some of the perfumes were labeled "TST" with no concentration listed (whether EDP or EDT). I'm assuming this means they're...
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    Re: Today I bought ... August 09 purchases...

    I'm jealous of your EDP! :) I have a sample winging its way to me and I have one of those creeping feelings that I'll end up MUST HAVING a bottle myself.
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    Re: Today I bought ... August 09 purchases...

    I had planned on doing a big sample purchase but then I ran across a 3.4 oz bottle of SJP Lovely on a discounter for $22... so of course I had to buy it. :) Samples of Midnight Poison, Pure Poison...
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    Re: S o t D Wednesday 26 August

    Riannon... I'm envious of your Double Vanille! I bet you smell fabulous today. :)

    For me, it's AL Love's True Bluish Light... I hope Serena at least decides to make this in perfume oil form, if...
  82. Re: Why don't retail bottle purchases come with samples?

    Oh good grief... that's insane! I'll give her the benefit of the doubt and suggest that maybe she was new... but, then again, with the experiences I've had, she probably wasn't.

    I once asked an SA...
  83. Re: Why don't retail bottle purchases come with samples?

    The last time I asked for samples at our local designer counter, I was informed simply that "they don't give us samples anymore because of the economy". Uhmm...really? I honestly don't believe that...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday August 25

    http://images.elfwood.com/art/r/h/rhinojam/dragon_cake.jpg
    Happy birthday, Riannon!

    You'll all have to smell fabulous enough today to cover for me, too - I'm forgoing this AM because of terrible...
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    Re: S o t D Monday, 24th August 2009

    Good morning, everyone!

    Today I'm in Philosophy Pure Grace. It has a strong bug spray note at the beginning that drives me nuts, but I'm learning to push past it (or love it ;)) because I really...
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    Re: S o t D Sunday, August 23, 2009

    Happy birthday, Clemmie and an_oud_girl! Cheers! :)

    Tonight I'm in Demeter HOTKISS Heartbreaker. I'd planned on spending the morning testing at my local mall (the only place I can sample within a...
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    Re: S o t D Saturday, August 22 2009

    Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
  88. Re: Suggestions for a Floral Fruity female scent

    Escada also has several fruities that might be worth a look. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle is also pretty popular with the fruit-and-floral set or No 5 eau Premiere for something a little more dressed up....
  89. Thread: Hello all

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    Re: Hello all

    They actually carry the Tokyomilk line at my local Books-a-Million, and it does smell fab.

    Welcome to Basenotes!
  90. Re: HELP!! Antiperspirants, deodorants, perfumes--how does one combine?

    I have to use Dove Sensitive Skin regardless because of allergies, but it's unscented and does the trick. :) Doesn't interfere with frags, either.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 19th August

    Today is Chanel No. 5 eau Premiere. For some reason, it's smelling much better today than it has in ages! Maybe because it's been a while since I've worn it. :)

    I'm sending good thoughts to all...
  92. Re: ladies, please help me pick gift for my girlfriend

    Coco Mademoiselle is very popular with 20-somethings (which I fall into) because it's just a nice scent and easy to wear casual or fancy. If you wanted something that isn't worn by so many people -...
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    Re: Reliable source for Demeter frags

    I'm not sure about any other outlets for Demeter, but I ordered from their site last week and it was one of the quickest shipments I've ever received. I ordered 4 bottles late Monday afternoon and...
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    Re: Ava Luxe Availability?

    Thanks for checking, N_Tesla and Leesee, I'm looking forward to an answer on this. :)
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    Re: Ava Luxe Availability?

    Maybe she just needs a break from it for a while...she has to have been very busy! FINGERSCROSSED.
  96. Re: Sensory Overload: A problem I have when testing perfumes in a store...

    I've heard tell that some ladies carry a little container of coffee beans with them - sniffing that between perfumes "resets" your olfactory receptions so that you don't have scent overlap! I bet...
  97. Re: Today I received samples of the most exclusive perfumes!!!

    That's fabulous, I'm glad you can get free frags like that! I wish I could - darned small towns. :)
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    Re: Ava Luxe Availability?

    AH HOLY CRAP!

    *eyeing my latest bottle of Love's True Bluish Light warily*

    This has to last me...for the rest...of my life?!
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    Re: S o t D Monday 17 August

    Today is Love's True Bluish Light... I haven't worn it in a few days because I was bumming around this weekend so I can actually smell it in all of its non-olfactory fatigued glory! Mmmm
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    Re: Spotted at TJMaxx

    Did my weekly visit to TJ's today and while I found nothing for me, I did score a bottle of Ungaro Apparition Homme Intense for the hubs for $5! Clearance! They had a few more, may go buy those if he...
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