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  1. Re: Non "old lady" or sharp smelling florals, recommendations...

    Try Serge Lutens florals. The reason I'm suggesting this line is because you mentioned that you typically enjoy woody gourmands.
    Datura Noir and A La Nuit are rich "florientals" free of aldehydes,...
  2. Re: Which fragrance would you like to steal from the previous poster wardrobe?

    Vetiver Extraordinaire
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    Re: Men fragrances you like and do not like

    I like vanilla too :smiley:
    It was just nice to sniff something different...
  4. Re: What is your favorite fragrance from Chanel's Les Exclusifs line?

    I can't wait to try it!!! It sounds like No.19 and Coromandel had a baby...
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    Re: Men fragrances you like and do not like

    Spices, herbs, citrus, vetiver, woods...bright and complex...masculine but fresh; a far cry from vanilla cupcakes and laundry detergent.
  6. Re: What is your favorite fragrance from Chanel's Les Exclusifs line?

    I've tried about half the Exclusifs line and so far it's No. 18. My only complaint is the poor performance.
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    Re: Men fragrances you like and do not like

    I like to smell almost anything on a man, but the powerhouse classics are the best. No aquatics if possible, please. Bel Ami, Antaeus, and Fahrenheit are some examples. Did you try Boucheron...
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    Re: I have a Game - Dress me in a scent.

    Yes--I agree--CdG2 Man is a good option. :smiley:
  9. Re: Fragrances that are really popular but you didn't like?

    Chergui--dries down to boring powder IMHO.
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    Re: I have a Game - Dress me in a scent.

    Comme des Garcons EDP. It's a very spicy, complicated rose with a dollop of incense. It's strange and unisex, and reminds me of head shops from the 1990s.
  11. Re: New Fragrance: Annick Goutal Mon Parfum Cheri

    It smells earthy and root-y like fresh beets--definitely a unique, high quality fragrance. This was a blind buy and I'm not sure if I would have made the purchase if I tried it beforehand. But, I'm...
  12. Thread: Honey!

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    Re: Honey!

    Noel au Balcon by Etat Libre d`Orange and Immortelle de Corse by L`Occitane en Provence. I enjoy fragrances dominated by honey accord, but sometimes it feels like I'm wearing a scented candle--it...
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    Re: Ethereal Elven fragrance

    Fille en Aiguilles is another good one for the forest-dwelling type.
  14. Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    Maybe Ozzy Osbourne does? Sorry--low hanging fruit.
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    Re: Are We Being Too Easy..

    Fair enough--I prefer the sliding scale, but you do make a good point when you question whether or not it is actually superior to the YES/NO/MAYBE system. I wonder if there is any published material...
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    Re: Are We Being Too Easy..

    Just because one rates a fragrance as excellent doesn't mean that they want to add a full bottle the their collection. What I personally choose to wear can differ from what I think is a quality...
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Nthny--do you have a fragrance/accord in mind for Gorecki Symphony No. 3 (Symphony of Sorrowful Songs), movement 2?
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Saturday, 8 February, 2014.

    Jicky
    Enjoy the rest of the day!
    I hope you feel better soon, 30Roses and danieq.
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    Re: what notes do you struggle to detect?

    I know that anosmia is lack of functioning olfaction, for example, not being able to detect certain musks.
    On the other hand, not being able to pick out an accord in a composition might be an...
  20. Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    I like the way you broke that down, throwbookatface. Yes, most accords are probably "more literary reflections that literal constructions". Perfume accords remind me of wine tasting notes--"burnt...
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    Re: what notes do you struggle to detect?

    Musks. Narciso Rodriguez Musc for her is a faint whisper of a fragrance and sometimes I can smell (what I believe is) musk in Musc Nomade, but it usually just smells like chicken soup.
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Hmmmm...it's very top heavy, even shrill at times; a mishmash of classical forms; complex and melodramatic. I'm stumped.
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Arpege
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Chanel No. 19 is the best green floral I've ever sniffed. I went on a quest to find another one I liked more and failed.
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    I already have one in mind--sweet, ethereal, feminine, and a touch of dissonance.
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    I'm not exactly sure why I chose AE; it just seemed to fit.
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    I have one. :smiley:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRBDKzw7teE
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Aromatics Elixir
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    Re: Scent & Sound

    Diorissimo
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    Re: sun kissed skin

    Eau des Merveilles by Hermes is marketed toward women, but it's completely unisex. I don't like it on me, but it really smells like salty, sun-kissed skin.
  31. Re: Fragrances you don't care for but your significant other loves!

    Blue Agava & Cacao by Jo Malone
    It's not the worst fragrance in the world, but it's definitely not my thing.
  32. Re: Most non-linear/transforming/dynamic fragrances

    Le Temps d'une Fête by Parfums de Nicolaï starts out as a bright green aldehydic floral and transforms into sweet sandalwood. I noticed a similar development with Chanel No. 5; high pitched flowers...
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    Re: Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier suggestions

    You have a very good list to start with, but I would like to also suggest Bois de Turquie and Or Des Indes. BdT has sandalwood, orris and spices; ODI has resins, lavender, and powder. Both BdT and...
  34. Re: What's That One Mainstream Fragrance That You Love

    Angel
    Very mainstream and super annoying...
  35. Poll: Re: Fragrances competition DESIGNER-----> (Round 1, pt.2)

    Obsession (for her) is a great option for men.
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    Re: Best Fragrance Name Ever?

    +1 for Jicky and Full Choke
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    Re: I never knew it could be like this

    Jicky is a civet bomb I can wear.
  38. Thread: Civet smell

    by gmstrack
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    Re: Civet smell

    Thank you for the post, rasputin! Are you referring to the pre-2009 Opium? I love the "new" Opium and would love to sniff the original formulation.
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    Re: Favorite Animalic Scents

    Bois Farine is a strange animalic (and cuddly) scent. Peanut butter, orris, and suggestive musk.
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    Re: Most worn in January 2014

    YSL Opium
  41. Re: Deal-breaker notes, What are your least favorite perfume notes?

    It really depends on the quality of the note and what it is combined with, but if I had to choose, it would be:
    Melon
    Aquatic
    Cucumber
    Most salty notes turn into parmesan cheese on my skin.
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    Poll: Re: The Entire Line..

    CdG or Guerlain

    CdG for wearing and Guerlain for the history
  43. Re: Favorite perfume notes and the perfumes with those notes

    Sandalwood: Egoiste, Bois de Turquie
    Spices: Comme de Garcons EDP, Ambre Sultan
    Incense: A bunch of CdG fragrances
    Galbanum: Chanel No. 19
    Lily of the Valley: Diorissimo
    Evergreen: Fille en...
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    Re: What creates the Powdery accord?

    Does benzoin ever contribute to a powdery accord?
  45. Poll: Re: Which decade of fragrances are you most passionate about?

    My second choice would have been the 1970's--it was a great decade for fragrances marketed toward women.
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    Re: Looking for scent suggestions

    Lolita Lempicka
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    Re: Kyoto versus Avignon

    Yes, I agree that Kyoto easier to wear than Avignon, but I prefer Avignon because I enjoy the notes more. Kyoto feel intimate and almost cuddly compared to Avignon. There is "space" in Avignon--and...
  48. Re: Parfum d'habit by MPG, i love it, whats next

    Bois de Turquie--it is a spicy iris and sandalwood composition.

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    +1 Eau des Iles

    It's interesting...
  49. Re: Bois de Turquie by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier--What happened?

    Hednic--I realize that bay is a prominent note, but does your BdT have a loud cinnamon/spicy note?
  50. Bois de Turquie by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier--What happened?

    I just purchased a discounted 100 mL bottle of Bois de Turquie by Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier from FragranceNet. I decided to buy the bottle after purchasing a decant of BdT from The Perfumed Court....
  51. Re: My first experience with Perfumed Oils - through Al Rehab

    I've tried a few fragrance oils from Al Rehab and I found KHALIJI to be the best out of the bunch. It also has decent longevity for the price--5 hours on my stubborn skin.
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    Re: L'Artisan Parfumer body products

    I'm looking forward to picking up Mure et Musc dry body oil. I can't wait to add it to bath water...
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    Poll: Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Her: EDT or EDP?

    Fair enough--next time I will include "other" as an option. ;)
    I can see how the thick musk can produce a binary response; to some it is rich and heavenly!

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    I'm not sure...
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    Poll: Re: Narciso Rodriguez for Her: EDT or EDP?

    I also found that the EDT is longer lasting. This is definitely a case where the EDT and EDP are sibling compositions instead of different concentrations of the same fragrance.
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    Poll: Narciso Rodriguez for Her: EDT or EDP?

    My apologies if this thread has already been posted, but I was curious to know everyone's thoughts on Narciso Rodriguez for Her.

    The EDT (released 2004) is a rich musk and orange blossom...
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    Re: L'artisan due to axe half it's frags

    Any idea as to which fragrances will be axed?
  57. Re: Timbuktu by L'Artisan (my impression and my thoughts)

    The Karo Karounde note in Timbuktu is very binary for me: it is either loud and over the top or nonexistent. You might be able to pick it up on paper.
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 7th April 2013

    Good Morning, all! La Chasse aux Papillons Extreme
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    Re: Favorite Inexpensive Drug Store Products...

    Cetaphil moisturizing lotion and facial cleanser
    Burt's Bees lip care products
    Tom's of Main deodorant
    jojoba oil for hair treatment and eye makeup removal
    Neutrogena sunblock
  60. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    I agree: being attractive is all about your personality and how you carry yourself. Be intelligent, kind, and confident and put some care into your appearance. Wearing a touch of fragrance can...
  61. Re: Coromandel by Chanel (Review and First Impression by noirdrakkar)

    Nice review, Noirdrakkar—you really broke it down. I think the high quality, yet subtle floral notes really set Coromandel apart from other patchouli centered compositions. It also has the trademark...
  62. Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    My husband likes it when I wear:

    EL Pleasures
    MPG Bois de Turquie
  63. Re: Looking for a Budget Friendly (dark, wet, incense, dirty) Fragrance

    +1 L'Agent

    Ciara by Revlon; it's less animalic than Tabu and has a touch of incense.

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    +1 L'Agent

    Ciara by Revlon; it's less animalic than Tabu and has a touch of...
  64. Re: Bois des Îles has very poor tenacity: tips to improve it ?

    Good luck! :smiley:
  65. Re: Bois des Îles has very poor tenacity: tips to improve it ?

    Yes, I have this issue with No. 18. I wouldn’t layer it; instead, try applying a couple of sprays to a cotton ball and tuck it into your cleavage. This is the only approach that extends fragrance...
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    Re: Versace Eros - Extremely Disappointed

    My fragrance hobby is still quite nascent; however, I’ve yet to smell anything by Versace that has impressed me. Maybe this is a systemic problem for Versace?
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    Re: Situational Fragrances

    :) Thanks

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    Sorry about the typo. It's Straight to Heaven not Strait to Heaven. Hamster attack. :o
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    Re: Situational Fragrances

    Straight to Heaven has a huge dose of cedar and a boozy note. I smell like a drunk hamster when I wear it. Maybe this is why it seems to be a popular choice for the night club? :p
  69. Re: Favorite France Notes, and NOT so favorite notes

    Yes, tea is interesting; it can be smoky or green or floral and can be fantastic with or without sugar. Never tried the pepper/tea combo. Two of my favorite examples are Bvlgari Black and Coeur de...
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    Re: Situational Fragrances

    1. The First Date: Something very safe: Shalimar Parfum Initial, Narciso Rodriguez for Her
    2. Job Interview: Coeur de Vetiver Sacre, Jo Malone 154, Un Jardin en Mediterranee
    3. The Gym: None
    4....
  71. Re: Favorite France Notes, and NOT so favorite notes

    Likes:
    Woody notes (everything from sandalwood to oud)
    Incense
    Resins
    Vanilla
    Patchouli
    Myrrh
    Leather
    Citrus
    Green Notes
  72. Re: Which scents chicks dig/females love/blah blah blah

    Do I like it when men wear it?
    SMW is alright, but I'd rather smell GIT on a man.

    Would I wear it?
    I tried it on a few times, and it's pleasant, but not really my thing.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 23rd February

    It has been raining on and off all day here in Northern Florida. The cats are sleeping through the thunder. Perfect weather for vintage Mitsouko.

    Happy Saturday to all! :D
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    Re: Most feminine frag??

    Yes! I love fragrances that smell like makeup or lipstick! :D
    My two current faves are Drole de Rose and Ombre Rose L'Original...
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    Re: Most feminine frag??

    Yes, the idea of feminine is a matter of cultural conditioning. For example, smelling of honeyed roses could be associated with women or with men, depending on the culture.

    I also associate...
  76. Re: Looking to add a Sandelwood Incense fragrance to my collection, any suggestions?

    Maybe L`Air du Desert Marocain? I know it's not quite sandalwood, but maybe this has the vibe you are looking for?

    Sandalwood and incense are two of my favorite notes, so I'm interested in this...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 17th February 2013

    It's a crisp, sunny day in northern Florida--perfect for Kiehl`s Musk oil. :D
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    Re: How Do You Take Your Florals?

    Ditto. Lily-of-the-valley is always welcome...
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    Re: Top long lasting fragrances

    Patchouly by Profumum Roma

    I applied a small drab to each wrist; I could smell it in my couch for at least a week after that application.
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    Re: Top 3 unisex fragrances

    I've only been into fragrance for a few months, so I'm sure that this list will change soon. Maybe I will look back on it and laugh, but right now I can't get enough of Bvlgari Black, Avignon, and...
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    Re: What smells expensive?

    Hilarious!
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    Re: Who uses BB/Beauty Balm Creams?

    I've been using BB creams for the following reasons: Most foundations have a heavy appearance on my skin and I'm trying to simplify my skincare routine. (I have pale, dry, acne-prone skin with red...
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    Actually, I like to pair Pleasures with extra eye-liner and I always wear Fahrenheit with a dress...

    I think you are on to something, ExtremeK.
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    Re: Who uses BB/Beauty Balm Creams?

    You're welcome!
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    Excellent point!
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    Re: Who uses BB/Beauty Balm Creams?

    Clinique Age Defense is a "true" BB cream available in the US. The light color (shade 01) is pale enough for a natural redhead; it has pink/beige undertones and tends to lean a tad grey, but I prefer...
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    Re: Need some advice on "gothic" perfumes

    I have memories of "goth" ladies wearing Angel during the mid to late 1990s so I will forever associate the candied patchouli funk with dog collars, electrical tape and Genitorturers shows (heh). If...
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    Re: Favorite Rainy Day Perfumes?

    Rainy days can require a fragrance that blends with the atmosphere or one that offers a contrast or release from the over-cast dampness. Mitsouko reminds me of musty, leather-bound books and of a day...
  89. Re: what is this stuff at the bottom of the bottle?

    I'm not sure about the bottle of Jicky (and bottles of vintage perfume), but the floaties in the roll-on bottles are probably clumps of bacteria cells. I noticed that the bacterial clumps eventually...
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    Re: Best Serge Lutens!

    This! :laugh:
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    Re: Please help me pick a perfume for my mum

    I have suggested several fragrances for my mother (she loves florals). Her favorites: Diorissimo, Private Collection Tuberose Gardenia (Estée Lauder) and Chanel N°5 Eau Premiere. Shalimar was a no...
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    Re: Suggest a floral for a gourmand lover

    Fleur Defendue by Lolita Lempicka--foody with a touch of floral.

    I might be going out on a limb with this one, but Drole de Rose by L'Artisan Parfumeur is wonderful with candied violets, roses,...
  93. Thread: concealer?

    by gmstrack
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    Re: concealer?

    This is a fantastic all purpose concealer. The best part: it's waterproof, so it stays put and lasts for several hours. Also, the ivory shade is great for pale skin tones. Sorry about sounding like...
  94. Re: Name a female celebrity fragrance better than Lady Gaga Fame.

    Truth or Dare by Madonna

    Lovely by SJP
  95. Re: Which of these perfume tattoos would YOU wear?

    Amazing tattoo, Alfarom!
  96. Thread: Grown to Love

    by gmstrack
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    Re: Grown to Love

    Chanel No.22

    The notorious aldehydes were too intense to deal with at first, but now my nose is glued to my wrist every time I wear it.
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    Re: How would you describe your personal style?

    A typical work outfit: button-up shirt, cardigan, and oxfords. Trousers/jeans and close-toed shoes are required due to laboratory safety regulations. Weekend wear typically includes dresses or shorts...
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    Re: Cheap Perfume Guilty Pleasures

    How could I forget? Patchouli Sumatra by Jeanne Arthes is a smooth patchouli with a perfect balance of earthiness and sweetness. It never becomes cloying but still has enough amber-y character to...
  99. Re: If you smelled (insert perfum) on a man? (add your own)

    Prada Amber Pour Homme Intense is one of my wear to work scents; I love the myrrh/patchouli combination. Speaking of myrrh, Timbuktu by L Artisan Parfumeur is one of my all-time faves, although it is...
  100. Re: If you smelled (insert perfum) on a man? (add your own)

    I'm in the same boat, however, I wear fragrances marketed toward men, so at least I have the opportunity to smell them on someone! :cheesy:
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