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  1. Re: Fragrances you had to buy bottles of after first sniff

    Sycomore
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    Re: Favorite mint note in a fragrance !?

    I don't have a whole lot of experience with minty fragrances but I, too, really enjoy Guerlain Herba Fresca. Very refreshing!!
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Wonderful!! Thank you for including me. And for the hugs. :) I'm fine with either Group 3 or 4. If I could be the last participant in the group, that would be great.

    EDIT: Ohhhhh.....I just...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Wow!! That's pretty much exactly what happened with my mom. Thankfully, she wasn't driving at the time the amnesia hit. The ER doc's diagnosis was essentially the same: "TGA" (Transient Global...
  5. Re: Empty vintage bottle -- can I actually use it??

    Thanks, 30R. I didn't clean it out, but it came to me not smelling of any previous fragrance. Hmmm....will have to think about the evaporation issue and check how tight the stopper is.
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    Re: Amouage sample pass - Men & Women (CONUS)

    Oh, gosh.....I've been SOOOOOOOO curious about this house. Have not yet tried any but they all sound so sumptuous and extravagant. And the beautiful bottles. Very intriguing.

    I'm a little...
  7. Empty vintage bottle -- can I actually use it??

    Hi, all. I just got a beautiful vintage perfume bottle that I'm totally in love with. It's clear glass with an art deco silver overlay and a glass stopper. I wanted to decant my SDV split into it,...
  8. Re: what fragrance fills you with joy evey time you wear it?

    Diptyque Oyedo. I think it's the grapefruit. I find it to be an immediate mood lifter. Clears my mind when I'm feeling foggy and makes me feel happy.
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Hey, everyone. So I picked a helluva month to try to participate in my first sample pass. ;) I had intended to send the samples along last week -- when I was supposed to have had my first weekdays...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Sure - no problem!

    Cello - Wanna PM me your mailing address?
  11. Thread: Chanel Sycomore

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    Re: Chanel Sycomore

    I love the androgyny, too. :) I enjoy the contrast, since I'm otherwise pretty fem. Makes me feel kinda sexy & avant guarde.

    And I, too, am drawn to men's fragrances, I'm finding. The other...
  12. Thread: Chanel Sycomore

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    Re: Chanel Sycomore

    Awesome, isn't it???! I wear it almost every day. Only full bottle I've gone through in years. Love how it smells, love how it makes me feel, love the compliments I get wearing it.
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    Re: Scent of the day Wednesday, April 10

    I borrowed DH's Aventus today. Didn't notice any panties dropping, but I did get a couple of compliments. ;)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Yes, ma'am. PM sent. :)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Hi -- Fine by me if you want to send it directly to kalli. I have plenty on my plate sample-wise, and strong florals aren't really my thing. :)
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Oy vey, I've been buying a ton of stuff. I'm working so much these days - and getting such nice paychecks - that I'm finding it really hard to show restraint.

    I'm on a major taupe/neutral eye...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Of course you may!! PM me your address. :)
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Thank you so much!!
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    Re: Which perfumes make men melt when you walk past?

    Ha! I was just gonna say Sycomore. :) DH and all the guys at work love it on me, as well as the occasional random stranger. I get more compliments from guys -- and more hugs -- when I wear...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Truly!!

    I don't want to monopolize or take too much advantage of your kindness, but I would be very interested in trying the CB I Hate Perfume samples, if no other takers. :)

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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Awww....you guys are sweet. Ok, here goes...

    Gourmandises: I tried this one out a couple of nights ago, but didn't get to log on to report before bedtime. What I remember is that it smelled...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Hi, everyone! Sorry I've been AWOL. Yes, "busy" would be an understatement. :) I've been working overtime, hosting in-laws and parents, training for a karate tournament*, having my 11-yr wedding...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    I tried Ume this evening. I don't think this one is for me. I liked the tangy fruity aspect when I first applied it (the plum, I presume?), but that didn't last long on me. Now it just smells very...
  24. Re: What is You Favorite Fragrance From The House of Guerlain?

    I've never really been able to get into the classics (blasphemy, I know), but I love several of the AAs (Pampelune, Mandarine Basilic, Herba Fresca) and Spiritueuse Double Vanille.
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    Re: Top 3 unisex fragrances

    Sycomore! (Don't have two more at the moment.)
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Sample box received today! Very exciting. Like Hannukah in March. :)

    I popped open Bois de Santal and sprayed it on before I had even looked through all of the choices. I enjoy sandalwood,...
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    Re: Sample Pass: Keiko Mecheri (CONUS only)

    Hi, Lisa. I'd be interested in participating, if that's ok. I've been a little intimidated by other sample passes...this sounds like a good "starter". :)
  28. Re: Anyone else like Hypnotic Poison EDT better than the Elixir version?

    Yes, I'm not seeing it for sale anywhere any more. I bought it last August from this seller on Amazon: ...
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    Re: Top long lasting fragrances

    Indeed! :)
  30. Anyone else like Hypnotic Poison EDT better than the Elixir version?

    Just curious. I fear it may be further evidence of my unrefined newbie palate, but I think I like the EDT better. :undecided: I loved the idea of a richer, longer-lasting version of the EDT and I...
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    Re: Top long lasting fragrances

    This is how I play it. I'm an ultrasound tech, so in very close proximity to patients, too. Anything that lasts all day would be far too strong, to my nose. Sycomore is my everyday scent and lasts...
  32. Re: Two recs needed: color corrector for redness & eye makeup remover

    Thank you for the additional suggestions! I will look into the products you guys have mentioned.

    For the record, I bought a small bottle of the Bioderma and I'm really liking it. Probably...
  33. Re: Do you have a spreadsheet/Database detailing your collection?

    I, too, tend to be geeky in that way. But also quite busy and usually a little overwhelmed. So I created a very nicely organized Excel spreadsheet to track my sampling and purchases....and have...
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    Re: do you like what most people wear?

    Sounds like I'm the opposite of many here. I usually do not like the fragrances women around me wear -- too floral or powdery or "perfumey" for me -- but I do tend to like it when I become aware of...
  35. Re: Do you feel guilty after testing and not buying in shops?

    I don't. I don't take samples without some intention of buying something at some point. I feel better about that than I would about buying something I'm not sure about only to return it when I find...
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    Poll: Re: What is your Preferable Bottle Size ?

    I prefer original bottles to decants, but generally go for the smallest bottle possible since I do not go through fragrances very quickly. I've only actually finished a bottle once. I also find...
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    Re: Perfume for women, fragrance for men?

    This is how I have come to think about it. I have noticed that since I've been reading and posting here, I tend to use the more conventionally unisex terms of "fragrance" and "scent", rather than...
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    Re: Favorite Rainy Day Perfumes?

    If it's rainy and cold and I'm looking for coziness and warmth, I like Hypnotic Poison. If it's rainy and I want to evoke sunshine, I like Dyptique Oyedo or sometimes Guerlain Herba Fresca. And, to...
  39. Re: What is your staple Spring and Summmer fragrance?

    Sycomore has been my all-season everyday scent since I started wearing it last summer. I love how fresh it feels in Spring and Summer, yet feels substantial enough in Fall and Winter. In warmer...
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    Re: SotD: Sunday 13th Jan 2013.

    Greetings, all. Hope everyone is having a nice windup to their weekend.

    So I accidentally posted earlier today in the guys SOTD thread -- oops. As I said there, I started the day wearing...
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    Re: Best source for samples on-line?

    I second (third, I guess) Lucky Scent and Surrender to Chance.
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    Re: SOTD:Sunday January 13, 2013

    Profunum Confetto. Hmmmm....almond. :)
  43. Re: Chanel 'Les Exclusifs' 'Sycomore' Official Thread

    Oh god, I wish!!!!!
  44. Re: Anyone else notice less coconut in Creed Virgin Island Water

    I recently tested at a nearby Nordstrom hoping to get the coconut everyone talks about, but smelled only lime. ?? Did not think to look at the batch number of the tester.
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    Re: What size colognes do you normally buy?

    The smallest full size (not mini) bottle possible, generally, since I don't tend to go through perfumes very quickly. That being said, I seem to be positively racing through my 2.5 oz Sycomore, so...
  46. Re: Two recs needed: color corrector for redness & eye makeup remover

    Thank you both! Will definitely check out the Bioderma line.

    @ CompassRose -- I, too, use non-waterproof mascara but long lasting gel eyeliners, so it definitely sounds like that might work for...
  47. Two recs needed: color corrector for redness & eye makeup remover

    Hey, guys. I was wondering if you have any product suggestions for the above. Two issues I'm having at the moment are:

    (1) Thorough removal of eye makeup -- Currently using Sephora waterproof...
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Cool -- thanks, Donna! That confirms my impression. I love the not needing a powder over it. :) It also seems to last pretty well without touchups.
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    Re: Your Beauty Regime

    I, too, have recently been through an experimental period in my skincare routine. And I think I've hit on a basic regimen that I like. Some of the new things I'm trying out include:

    Face...
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    My first Chanel eyeshadow quad (Prelude)! Not sure it was worth the $$ over cheaper eyeshadows, but I sure do feel chic applying and wearing it. :)

    Also, another YSL glossy stain (#10, a great...
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    Re: fake or natural!

    Agree with many here, it seems....no hair dye/extensions/straightening/etc., no fake nails, no beautifying surgeries.

    I have black hair with some pretty dramatic silver gray, which I started to...
  52. Re: Which masculine or unisex fragrances ladies do you wear?

    I generally prefer unisex and slightly masculine fragrances over overtly feminine ones. I'm also new to collecting, so I don't have many. I've worn Sycomore almost every day for the last six months...
  53. Re: For those with small collections (less than 20, preferably 10 or less)...

    I only have 7 full bottles, and one of them is unwearable (turned) and only kept for sentimental reasons.

    I do have a collector's inclination, and the potential to get really obsessed with a...
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    Re: Office-appropriate scents

    I, too, was going to say Sycomore. I also wore Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien for many years as my go-to everyday work/office perfume. The light, citrusy thing was enjoyable to me, uplifting, easy to...
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    Re: Advice for sensual, seductive fragrance

    I think that while a fragrance will not in and of itself create attraction (nor negate aversion, in the case of the jerk wearing Tobacco Vanille), it definitely can help. I, for one, am very...
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    Re: Fav fresh scents for summer

    Sycomore
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    Re: fragrances are not good as gifts

    Absolutely agree!!!! I am downright horrified at the notion of anyone -- even a person who knows me very intimately -- trying to pick out a perfume for me. That just sounds like a disaster on the...
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    Re: Re-using atomizers?

    I was recently wondering exactly the same thing, for the same reason. I just purchased a bunch of glass atomizers with plastic sprayers, as well as some other plastic decanting supplies (pipettes,...
  59. I'm so excited!!!! I just ordered Hypnotic Poison Elixir!!

    Yippee!! :2vrolijk_08:

    I had a sample of the regular HP first. At first whiff, I liked it but was a little intimidated by it. Then, next thing I knew, it was gone and I was craving more. So I...
  60. Re: Cuir de Russie doesn't seem to work on me....other leathers in the same category?

    So, in putting together a sample order with all of your wonderful suggestions above, I realized that I actually already have a tiny little sample of Daim Blond. Thank you, Alityke, for the reminder!...
  61. Re: Cuir de Russie doesn't seem to work on me....other leathers in the same category?

    Thank you all for the wonderful suggestions! I am working my way through reviews and descriptions of everything listed above. If anyone has any to add to the list, please do. :)

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  62. Re: Why do so many men not like Chanel's Blue de Chanel?

    I, too, could see this as a signature scent for the right guy. I have been trying to get a work friend to think about wearing cologne and I got a sample of Bleu for him. He seems to like it and...
  63. Re: Cuir de Russie doesn't seem to work on me....other leathers in the same category?

    Ohh, that sounds very nice! Thank you!



    Will look those up next. Thank you! Question, though -- do I want to avoid iris if I want to stay away from powdery scents, or is that (iris in...
  64. Re: Cuir de Russie doesn't seem to work on me....other leathers in the same category?

    Thank you! Looking it up now...
  65. Cuir de Russie doesn't seem to work on me....other leathers in the same category?

    Hi, all. I've not yet mastered the language for describing my fragrance experiences, and I'm still sorting my thoughts on this one, but I hope you'll bear with me.

    I was very excited to try Cuir...
  66. Re: RAVE (No Rants!): Come on and gush about your latest perfume crush.

    I am crushing so hard on Sycomore. Since the day I got it, I've found it a real challenge to try to wear anything else. A gazillion samples and minis are going totally neglected. When I force...
  67. Re: (Female) I'd like to branch out into male fragrances.

    Try Sycomore!!
  68. Re: hello! i got a serious sweet tooth lately! :D Would you name your favourite foody vanilla perfum

    Me, too, lately with the sweet tooth. :). I'm enjoying Hypnotic Poison (just got a sample of the elixir, which is REALLY yummy) and Luctor et Emergo. Also Profumum Confetto (though that's more...
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    Re: My First Compliment/Compliment Stories

    You know, it's funny...I don't get many specific compliments on the scents I wear, but almost every time the topic of fragrance comes up more generally with friends, co-workers, family, someone will...
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    Re: SoTD 2nd August 2012

    Hi, everyone! I'm doing an exercise to train my newbie nose today. I've got Hypnotic Poison EDT on my right wrist and the Elixir on the left. I'm trying to appreciate the differences. :)
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    Re: I love perfume, but it makes me sick - help

    Same exact thing happened to me!! Starting with my first pregnancy and persisting through breast feeding my second child. By the time I was finished with all that, I had become so unaccustomed to...
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    Re: Newbie fragrance fanatic!

    Sycomore is AWESOME!!!!!!! (From one BN newbie who doesn't like girly scents to another. ;)

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    Sycomore is AWESOME!!!!!!! (From one BN newbie who doesn't like girly scents to...
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    Re: Any fragrance dreams lately? Post them here...

    Oh, oh -- me, me! I had one! My first fragrance dream; I'm so excited. :)

    I was attending a small event (book author reading, I think) in a little local shop that sold gifts/antiques/tchotchkes....
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    Re: Scrubbers....How do you scrub them off?????

    Thank you!
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    Scrubbers....How do you scrub them off?????

    I keep seeing the term "scrubber", and as I'm sampling I'm definitely understanding the urge to thoroughly wash something off. Like the one I just tried, which is making me feel queasy and bringing...
  76. Re: Where to buy samples of hard to find frgrances at low prices?

    I'm new at this, too, but I've had good luck recently with The Posh Peasant and Surrender to Chance (as mentioned above), and also Lucky Scent. I've also used TPC for a couple of orders recently. ...
  77. Re: Chanel Sycomore on women....sexy, even? **I GOT IT!!**

    No, you're right. That's exactly it. It's not girly sexy. It's a confident, sophisticated, avant-guarde sexy. That's how it makes me feel, anyway.



    Thanks, RHM. :) I definitely think...
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    Re: Almond notes: suggestions, please!

    Hey - I, too, have been on an almond kick recently. (My inquiry thread is here: http://www.basenotes.net/threads/302709-Anything-like-Profumum-Confetto-but-less-pricey-Almond-frag-recs-please!)
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  79. Re: Chanel Sycomore on women....sexy, even? **I GOT IT!!**

    Ha! Good thing I'm already married, or I might be tempted. ;)

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    You go, girl! Feels good, right?
  80. Re: Chanel Sycomore on women....sexy, even? Seriously feelin' the love, here.

    It's here!!!!! I got it!!!!! Oh my goodness, I love everything about it. I love the luxe feeling pouch and box it came in. And the classic, simple, streamlined, weighty bottle that feels so sleek...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Yes, I'm sorry. I'm still a little nervous about shipping perfume even within the US!
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    Re: Free to a good home

    Hi, all. It is so incredibly cool that you guys do this!!!!

    I don't have much of a collection yet but I do have a couple little things I'm not using, if anyone's interested:

    Ava Luxe Amande,...
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    Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    Given my newfound love for Sycomore, I'm really itching to check out the other Exclusifs. I have a sample of Coromandel, and I'm very interested in testing Bois des Isles & Cuir de Russie. Though,...
  84. Re: Chanel Sycomore on women....sexy, even? Seriously feelin' the love, here.

    I'm so enjoying all these comments....making me even more excited (if that's possible) to get my bottle!!!!! Thank you for all the responses and encouragement.

    I wore it to work all week and...
  85. Re: Are minis actually representative of a fragrance?

    I've been wondering the same thing, though I additionally question the fact that most minis seem to be splash bottles rather than spray and wonder how much that has to do with experience of a...
  86. Re: Chanel Sycomore on women....sexy, even? Seriously feelin' the love, here.

    What a wonderful name for a fragrance!!! Off to look it up...

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    You know, Sycomore even has me re-thinking the idea of a signature scent (again). I'd kind of given that idea...
  87. Re: Chanel Sycomore on women....sexy, even? Seriously feelin' the love, here.

    Thank for the responses, guys. I'm pretty much sold. I was just curious to hear from others. And maybe looking for a wee bit of enabling to push me over the edge.

    Oh, and gave it test run with...
  88. Chanel Sycomore on women....sexy, even? **I GOT IT!!**

    I know there are a million threads on this fragrance. I've just spent many hours over the last several days reading through a ton of them. And it seems as if 98% of them are discussions of Sycomore...
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Hi! May I join in?

    I've been awful lately. My makeup routine hadn't changed in the last couple of years, and I was fine with it. Then -- all of a sudden -- felt totally bored and desperately in...
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    Re: aluminum-free antiperspirant?

    Don't know whether anyone is still interested in this. The thread caught my eye because I've been searching for many years, on and off, for an effective natural, safe deoderant/antiperspirant. ...
  91. Re: What do you do with the samples you don't like, aren't going to use?

    Thank you all for your responses!

    And a follow-up question...how do you store/organize all the samples you keep?
  92. What do you do with the samples you don't like, aren't going to use?

    I seem to be accumulating a whole lot of sample vials (and minis), 75% of which don't do it for me. The dozen or so that I'm actively playing with are in a little lipstick organizer on top of a low...
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    Re: fave scents for a positive/uplifting mood?

    I, too, find citrus very uplifting. I discovered Diptyque Oyedo recently and have been wearing it a lot. In addition to simply enjoying the way it smells, when I spray it on I experience a little...
  94. Re: Anything like Profumum Confetto but less pricey? Almond frag recs, please!

    Ohhh! This sounds wonderful. I'll keep that in mind for my next order. :) Thank you!
  95. Re: Anything like Profumum Confetto but less pricey? Almond frag recs, please!

    Decant and samples ordered. I had to order from a couple of different places, but found all of the above except the Toni Garde. I'm a-quiver with anticipation. Now I'm going to turn in for the...
  96. Re: Anything like Profumum Confetto but less pricey? Almond frag recs, please!

    Awesome!! Thank you all so much!! I'm about to set up an order for a small decant of Confetto + a bunch of samples from your suggestions above. SO EXCITED. :) If anyone else had input, please...
  97. Re: Anything like Profumum Confetto but less pricey? Almond frag recs, please!

    Yes, I've been thinking about a decant. Thank you!

    As I ponder this further, I realize I have misspoken. My concern is not really about spending less, since I'm ok with the price if this really...
  98. Re: Anything like Profumum Confetto but less pricey? Almond frag recs, please!

    Great! Thank you, both. I will look those up.
  99. Anything like Profumum Confetto but less pricey? Almond frag recs, please!

    Hello! I’m very new at this and would appreciate any recommendations y’all have regarding my quest for the perfect almond scent. I’ve been reading reviews and descriptions ‘til my eyes sting, and...
  100. Re: Why is my go-to fragrance suddenly so AWFUL on me??

    Thank you for the responses!




    I appreciate the encouragement and the welcome. :) I have found a couple new scents that I am liking tremendously, one of which (Diptyque Oyedo) I think...
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