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  1. Fantastic! Hope part of the relaunch is showing...

    Fantastic! Hope part of the relaunch is showing how s01 went - description, followed by reveal.
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    Re: Aussies, Join our niche split club!

    Hi Clare. It's HDDP's Google Group, by joining and receiving/sending emails you're not committing to anything. HD arranges to purchase bottles and offer splits on a cost + postage + supplies basis....
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    Re: Aussies, Join our niche split club!

    The group admin is a BN member who's not so active these days, and I've never seen an email from him in the group either. One day, he'll find that request and action it. One day, you'll suddenly...
  4. Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    Habit Rouge (EDP and extrait), and now that I've tried Bois du Portugal I'll probably do that too.
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    Re: Hotel fragrances

    Not necessarily an exclusive hotel fragrance, but Shangri-La Qaryat al Beri (Abu Dhabi) had Etienne Aigner toiletries in their bathrooms. I loved the scent so much I went looking in every smelly...
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    Re: Guerlain Djedi on eBay

    Holy cow, it finally went for GBP 1,738.88. Congratulations to the winner! ;-)
  7. Thread: Help! Musk

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    Re: Help! Musk

    Yay! :smiley:
  8. Thread: Help! Musk

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    Re: Help! Musk

    Perfume Posse

    http://perfumeposse.com/2012/11/05/musk-perfume-comprehensive-guide-to-musk-perfume/
  9. Re: Recommendations for a modern clean & crisp professional scent.

    Crisp, clean and happymaking? (Also unisex?) I can't go past Serge Lutens L'Eau Froide.
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    Re: Next Lutens release: L'eau froide

    I adore my 10ml split of L'Eau Froide ... but can anyone recommend anything similar? No one is splitting it, and I'll need more than one cool refreshing option with a stinking Aussie summer looming...
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs Line - Australia.

    My freight forwarder specifically rules out fragrances. I could set up an account with another forwarder that uses USPS but they seem to cost more than my usual.
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    Re: Chanel Exclusifs Line - Australia.

    Melvournis is right: I did my sniffing in Chanel Collins St - they have the fragrances, I was dressed like a total dag (just flew in from Canberra in footy mode), the SA was indulgent and we both...
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    Re: Spraying on the hair ?

    Have been including hair in the spraying of fragrance for years. Obviously it's not sprayed directly onto the scalp - merely misted above the head and the tiny drops fall gently onto the hair. I've...
  14. Re: A conversation with two SAs in a department store

    I don't usually hang out in Men's Fragrance but I saw this thread on the Home Page...

    Miket, today I've done my bit for the improvement of Australian SAs: I was in Mecca Cosmetica (Canberra...
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    Re: Pickles Plus: many frags discounted

    No problem mate! Hope you found something nice.

    H
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    Re: SOTD Monday 17 September 2012

    Afternoon all! I spent my day in Habit Rouge l'Extrait and lovely it was too.

    http://www.basenotes.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=16371&d=1346485454
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    Pickles Plus: many frags discounted

    Folks, Pickles Plus (the new incarnation of Pickles Auctions, which I'd previously known for their fleet car auctions) have quite a few smellies for sale today. Browsing recommended. Plenty of...
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    SOTD Sunday 16 September 2012

    Ah, Sunday here we are. I unearthed a few samples from the disordered piles on my dressing table, so now I'm wearing a multitude of scents from forearms to knuckles:

    Angel Sunessence
    Fumerie...
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    This week I received the Habit Rouge EDP ordered from Amazon Marketplace - a capless tester in tester box - and ordered my FB of Chergui online, should arrive next week and for about $50 less than...
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    Re: Your top female Creed fragrances

    I adore Angelique Encens. Florals are not my thing at all, so I haven't tried those.
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    Re: Burning Bakhoor?

    Or, as I did while living in Abu Dhabi, buy 'incense charcoal' in the supermarket, heat it directly on your stove burner (electric or gas) until at least partially glowing; using tongs, place the...
  22. Re: What's the worst female fragrance you've ever smelled?

    YSL Paris. I liked it and wore it years ago, until I worked closely with someone who bathed in it. Vileness, I still can't stand even a hint of Paris in the air.
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    My Amouage samples arrived today: in the box is Gold Woman, Reflection Woman, Jubilation 25, Lyric Woman, Epic Woman, and Memoir Woman. The carded sample is Ubar Woman; from the back cover "......
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    I've always imagined it as more of a gallstone. Just as attractive as barf. ;-)

    BTW, the name translates as "angelica incense" ... might help with envisaging the effect.

    H
    still dreamily...
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    Gosh darn it to heck, psychoskip, I'm no good at parsing what's in a perfume, I'm afraid. Wish I were!

    The big one: ambergris. Reviewers have said things like floral (not to my nose), vanilla...
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    Re: Today I Bought September 2012

    My 10ml decant of Creed Private Collection Angelique Encens finally arrived today. *SWOOOOON* Even more outstanding sprayed on than dabbed with the silly little dabber from the TPC sample. It's...
  27. Re: Looking for a non-powdery semi sweet almond fragrance... Please advise~

    Recommended Retail Price. List price, before discounts, sellouts, amazing bargains that last thirty seconds ... :-)
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    Re: Coco Noir de Chanel

    David Jones, Canberra City: finally available at the counter tomorrow 2 September, apparently. A Sunday.

    Yay Canberra, the last to receive any new release. :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 30 August, 2012

    Thursday evening here, dinner's on the stove, and I wore Amber Gris by Pierre Balmain. A tiny sample (from TPC) and even tinier dabs, but very nice. Perfect for this blowy wintry day.
  30. Re: Spambots ho! (with a hint of Fragrance discussion)

    They sent you a ton of stuff, just because? You must spend a great deal of time and/or money in your local boutique. What nice people they must be.
  31. Spambots ho! (with a hint of Fragrance discussion)

    So apparently marking a profile "Ignore" doesn't remove their forum posts from the view of my delicate eyes. Damn. Do so LOATHE spammers. May their bowels gush out.

    But on a happier note, today...
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    Re: SOTD, Monday, 27th August 2012

    Habit Rouge L'Extrait - first full day of my best blind buy ever!
    Pity my pic isn't entirely accurate though ... sorry about that. :rolleyesold:
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    Re: Today I bought

    Received my split of Habit Rouge Extrait. This was a perfect blind buy!
  34. Default Wardrobe Icon Missing in Action

    I'm a newish member, and not once have I seen the default, uncustomised Wardrobe icon.

    BNplus members with their custom jobs are perfectly visible, I've seen an Angel and several other cute little...
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    SOTD: Thursday 23 August 2012

    Blimey, it's already 14:30 here and there's still no SOTD thread for today ... so I created it.

    I knew I'd be baking all day today, so I went with something yummy: Farmacia SS Annunziata Vaniglia...
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    Re: Today I bought

    Paid for this morning on evilBay (over breakfast), a 10ml decant of Creed Private Collection Angelique Encens.

    As you might imagine, I'm very happy about this!
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    Re: Which scent gets the most compliments??

    Over the years, Angel scored me several compliments. Before Angel, I wore Egoiste Platinum (yes, a man's fragrance) and several men liked that on me too.

    NO ONE has yet complimented me on my...
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    Re: Sotd: Friday, August 17, 2012

    jujy54, it's from the album The Last Wave of Summer: http://www.coldchisel.com/the-last-wave-of-summer/

    Looking at the track listing, I've certainly never heard any of them (only recently added...
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    Re: The Best (Your Favorite) Perfume Names

    Musc Ravageur. My French is non-existent, but Google Translate gave me 'devastating musk' to which I can only say Hell Yeah!, but also offered the option of 'pest musk' ... hard to argue with that! ...
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    Re: Taylor Swift Wonderstruck

    I liked it, but it vanishes within 30 minutes (on me). Very glad my purchase included a 'free' tote bag, as I use that a lot more than the fragrance. (Actually, I've put the bottle away under the...
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    Re: Sotd: Friday, August 17, 2012

    Another glorious day of Bal a Versailles.

    This song played in my car yesterday; iPhone on shuffle. I knew it existed before I discovered the perfume and fell in love, had never heard the song...
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    Musc Ravageur. No contest.
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    Re: Today I bought

    Thanks gandhajala, I'm loving it here. :vrolijk_26: And it would never have occurred to me to snap up a 30-Euro miniature of Cuir de Russie at eBay without having first read what BNers had to say...
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    Re: Today I bought

    After one day wearing my mini of Chanel Cuir de Russie and deciding it's a New True Love, I've charged a colleague (who'll be in Melbourne this weekend) with the very serious duty of collecting a...
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    Re: Anyone recognize this fragrance?

    Checking the photo credits below the slideshow, and Googling from there to find the same slideshow at msn living, it appears to be by someone called John Manno. ...
  46. Re: Dangerous Complicity & The Morning of a Faun, new ELd'O fragrances

    Parfum1's international shipping is outrageous! $34.95 + $3.29 per item, to Australia, for two tiny 10ml samples. Think I'll await your reviews. ;-)
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    Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    Just scored a 4ml mini of Chanel Cuir de Russie on ebay - very much looking forward to trying that.

    In the meantime, I have my Brecourt and Histoire de Parfums samples to try - nothing's jumped...
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    Re: Which houses sell sample sets?

    Thanks for the tip lucasai. It turns out that even Australia scores free shipping on a set of six samples from Histoires de Parfums. I am AGHAST! This never, never happens!

    H
    happy sampler
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    Re: Which houses sell sample sets?

    L'Artisan's ""Discovery Coffret for Her"" - I had a colleague's sister who lives in Paris pick one up for me, EUR 20 for five wee sample pots (non-resealable) then airmailed home to Australia. Worth...
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    Re: male frags that can be unisex

    I wore Chanel Egoiste Platinum for many years, and I'm a straight woman. LOVE that scent, it's far too good to wait for a man to wander past wafting it ...
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