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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    Wow, that was fast! It sounds like you got a fair deal. At least you got it for well under $100. Sometimes prices get a bit crazy.
    Do you notice the oak moss and the green aspect? It should be...
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    http://i61.tinypic.com/317eds0.jpg

    It seems we are about to lose yet another large pine. This is white pine. Not usually affected by the blight. It may only be old. It could also be a victim of...
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    Definitely! These days as everyone is dousing themselves in really questionable stuff- less is absolutely more.
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    I did buy one once for the name. Maybe that should be a category? (Violette Precieuse) I fell in love with the name and bought it blind. The first bottle was a bust. (Long story) I finally got a good...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Something I bought for the bottle? How about one that happens to have a great bottle? I would never buy one just for the bottle. I only did once and it was a disaster. I gave that one away!
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    Re: 'Basenotes not responding'

    Still having issues- "Server stopped responding"
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    Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    Thanks! He is the coolest.
    :smiley:
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    Another from your list I like very much is Derby. I'd say if any teen can afford it, then go for it! It just smells great- at least the vintage. I've also heard good things about the current juice....
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    Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    'Snork' no doubt that would put everyone at ease! Truly, some folks have such vivid, absurd imaginations. I always think of my grade school teacher's advice to " always keep your eyes on your own...
  10. Re: Classic gentlemen scents on a young guy, what do you think?

    I wish people didn't have these stupid prejudices about different types of perfumes. Aquatics are different from Oriental or Chypres just as shorts are different from long baggy pants or tight jeans....
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    Re: Being Ridiculed for Wearing Fragrances as a Man

    This is the best way to go through life- in all things. When you get past school age you realize how unimportant is peer pressure. You'll likely never see these jokers again.

    My husband is an...
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    Re: How did you get into perfumery?

    My mother wore Lanvin- Arpége which turns out to have been fantastic in its day. I inherited empty crystal Guerlain bottles from my grandmother. (Mitsouko) when I was a teen I settled on YSL-Rive...
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    At least he looks to be in a good mood.
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    Re: 'Basenotes not responding'

    Is work being done on the site? I keep getting a 'no response' sign. I had a terrible time getting here today.
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    That is so cute. He looks like a handful!
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    Re: New Fragrance: Lubin Black Jade

    Sure thing. I just thought people might like to know. It's a problem.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Lubin Black Jade

    I'm referring to the stone lid and the shape of the bottle. It is bigger on the top- narrow at the base. These will easily tip over if you're not careful. (I have a different perfume by this company...
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    Re: New Fragrance: Lubin Black Jade

    Just a word of caution about these bottles- they are top-heavy in the extreme.
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    Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    Or Tom Ford- Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Fragrance for Older man

    Tom Ford- Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Pick one Bottle from Barneys. Just one!

    http://www.barneys.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BNY-Site/default/Product-Show?pid=00457903000178

    I Profumi di Firenze - Costa Mediteraneo ​is reasonably priced and overlooked. It is a juicy lemon...
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    Re: Worst blind buy purchased.

    Back at ya!
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    http://youtu.be/cKUJll0YXC0

    Rescue of Houston construction worker from burning building.
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    I've never sampled it on my husband. I tried it once in the dept store. It seemed plenty strong to me. It's def one of the nicer aquatics. Not too much like all the others you mentioned above.
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    Polo isn't that strong. My husband wears one or two squirts and I can't smell it on him unless I'm 1 foot or less away.

    Polo Blue doesn't do anything for me but I'm way out of your age group!...
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    Some older scents (if they were well-treated, not cooked) hold up very well over time. I have been able to get some good examples of both scents. Buying vintage is always risky, however. It would be...
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    You will have to school the right girl in the better things in life. Better music, better food, better fumes, etc!

    If you try to always have the courage of your convictions, you will go far in...
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    Without a doubt. You will smell fantastic and far better than your compatriots.
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    I don't know your age. Anyone can wear vintage Givenchy Gentleman well, I think. It is a glorious chypre with real class. Not too heavy at all. I was lucky and found some for around $40. I don't know...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. — Tuesday, 26 August, 2014.

    Guerlain
    Aprés L'Ondée
    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-3EYbrYIRjPI/TqRPdYSeIlI/AAAAAAAADWE/ixEqHZUsOMQ/s1600/P1020242.JPG


    ​​Thrilled to report we had 1/2" of rain overnight. Cooler temperatures,...
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    Re: Best "Boardroom Fragrances"

    Tom Ford- Grey Vetiver, Parfumerie Generale- Querelle, I Profumi di Firenze- Costa Mediteraneo
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    Re: Mazzolari Nero (yet another Aventus copy)

    Isn't that always the case? I have, however, seen people asking for other pineapple-based scents and when I do a search I come up empty. So here is something for them.
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    Re: Forbidden fragrances for high schoolers

    Word.
  34. Re: Help in determining production dates of Shalimar bottles...

    http://www.ebay.com/gds/Shalimar-by-Guerlain-/10000000003741408/g.html

    Here's some info, although it's not very clear, it looks as if your bottles may be from the 1930's.

    Try Mr. Guerlain on...
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    Re: Mazzolari Nero (yet another Aventus copy)

    I wasn't aware there were ANY suitable likenesses of Aventus. This should make some people happy at least. Mazzolari ​always does a good job in formulating a fume, in my experience.
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    Re: Came back from vacation, found stuff stolen.

    This- My SIL lost irreplaceable jewelry from her family. I am still bewildered that she didn't just carry it on. She travels extensively and knows better. I hate carrying heavy loads and so always...
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    Re: New Le Labo Geranium 30 For Opening Ceremony

    I have a thing for geranium in scents- if used imaginatively. As I say earlier, a stronger version of 'MH- Geranium Bourbon' would be welcome, IMO.

    Just for the sake of argument, I believe, as in...
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    I saw that! I was hoping you'd go for it. I think you will like it. Mine is very good and strong.
  39. Re: Folks who ask you what fragrance you're wearing

    I agree. This is problematic. I usually say 'Chanel' or something recognizable so people won't ask a lot of questions. My stuff comes from Paris or Niche sources and no one is going to go to that...
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Santa Maria Novella ​has many good ones that are long lasting and high quality. I would research the reviews and test some of those for sure.
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    Re: New Le Labo Geranium 30 For Opening Ceremony

    I'm confused as to why they do this. Just to torture us, apparently and make us feel unimportant. Very rude, IMO.
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Creed- Wood and Spice
    Profumum- Acqua Viva, Ambre Aurea
    Tom Ford- Grey Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25th August 2014

    http://www.greatmodernpictures.com/marc07.jpg

    Floris-
    Edwardian Bouquet
    A burst of floral chypre.
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    Re: Scent of the Day Feature

    Haha, no not you. It's one person who is still very energetic. And if you look at their past posts (tulips) they are really numerous. I just wonder what for. It's weird.
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    Re: Scent of the Day Feature

    Not sure what that means when someone posts 15 scents on one day. That would certainly skew statistics, it seems to me. Isn't that like voting multiple times at the ballot box?
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    Re: Scent of the Day Feature

    Only a few are listing to excess but they seem pretty devoted to the practice. Enough people are doing this as to completely invalidate any usefulness in calculating how 'popular' some scents are. It...
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    Re: Scent of the Day Feature

    What's to prevent folks from listing everything under the sun? This seems silly.
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    Re: Scent of the Day Feature

    I see the six hour single post limit is not in effect. Some are posting multiple times in a single day just as before. Not sure what this is all about.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, August 24, 2014

    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41dklGjrirL._SY300_.jpg
    Balmain- Ivoire
    Luscious 1950's style galbanum;
    plenty of bang for the buck.
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Try Hermes- Bel Ami ​for a new fresh take on leather. Charming.
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    Lol, Betsy, yes, it's amazing how much better the perfume smells when the stopper is removed! I have had the same experience with little plastic plugs in some older bottles. Doh! You feel like such a...
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    How great for NYC! Another plus indeed.
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    Re: So....great start to my weekend ! Dammit!

    Rotten luck. I feel your pain. I have a few large bottles around for just such an occasion. For $5.00 You can get a boat-load of pipettes on Amazon. You need to have them anyway. Never know when you...
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    Re: New Diana Vreeland line

    Thanks for the info. These are pretty to look at but very spendy. I wonder how they smell.
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Be careful about buying bottles that look good as they should always be stored in a cool, dark place.
  56. Re: Guess which Basenotes legend is thinking about starting a niche fragrance shop...

    Good luck. I'd look at some of what they carry at the niche shops online such as- Aedes, Lucky Scent, Luscious Cargo and First in Fragrance.
  57. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    http://i58.tinypic.com/2csdut3.jpg

    I wonder if this is a case of design preceding scent quality. I hope I'm wrong, but I just wonder.
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    Hee hee. I think I'll be needing some, too.
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    New Diana Vreeland line

    http://i58.tinypic.com/2csdut3.jpg

    Has anyone tried this yet ?
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    This is seems logical.
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    Re: New Slumberhouse Fragrance: Sådanne

    I believe you are referring to my review in the 'Slumberhouse Redux' thread. I never said any such thing. I only quoted my husband's reaction to one scent when he objected to the odor, if you would...
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    Thanks- that was terrifying! I almost lost my breakfast.
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    Jon, the link doesn't seem to work. :-(
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    Re: Tom Ford From Lucky Scent ?

    You like this LS bottle better in the end, though? Win, win.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Fantastic, Kiliwia! I was wondering where you'd got to. Congratulations to the happy couple!
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    Re: Tom Ford From Lucky Scent ?

    Possibly the tester bottle had been cooking under hot lights? It could have changed the scent in some way.
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    Good to know. I guess it's a good thing my computer guy put that on my computer, then.
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    The thing I like about Mac is they hardly ever get viruses- so I'm told. Although I have a Virus Scan that seems to be pretty active so not sure on that. But I had an Internet incident in which I was...
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    I'm getting ready to update with a new Apple computer. It's a big investment but they are pretty good machines. Overall- computers suck. So much money....
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    Re: SOTD Thursday, August 21, 2014

    http://www.cittadinovara.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/can-can-rosa-int1.jpg

    Caron-
    French CanCan
    French Parfum

    This is the urn pure parfum version of Caron French Can Can.
    The fragrance...
  71. Re: Large Drop in Celeb Scent Sales Reported by Elizabeth Arden

    There's no accounting for taste.
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    I have easily spent this amount of money on my stash. I don't see why, if there is a budget up front, it should be spent all at once, however. I, personally, would go slowly and try a lot of...
  73. Re: Large Drop in Celeb Scent Sales Reported by Elizabeth Arden

    Can it be that the market for drek is saturated? Maybe not completely, but a downturn is encouraging.
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    Re: $4000 to spare on colognes! What would you buy?

    Seriously, get some vintage Acqua di Parma Profumo parfum in the dark red box. You won't regret it.
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    Re: Caron Vintage help please

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bellodgia-Extrait-Perfume-0-5-Oz-By-Caron-Vintage-Rare-and-Hard-to-Find-/121408310201?pt=fragrance&hash=item1c447fcbb9

    This one looks good.
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    Re: Caron Vintage help please

    I've had the best luck with sealed parfum. Carons in original packaging hold up very well. I paid about $130 for the parfum I have.

    Use the key word 'sealed' or 'NIB' (new in box) when searching....
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    What a hoot! So charming.
  78. Re: What's a good fragrance to spray on your sheets

    [QUOTE=david;3219888]

    You put the amber ball at the headboard, between the pillows, not...anywhere uncomfortable. It's really quite pleasant. Don't be afraid.
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    I believe she makes shopping trips roughly every other month. That's my impression.
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    Re: SOTD, Sunday August 17, 2014

    http://cdn.techgyd.com/happy-birthday3.gif

    ​Evangeline!
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    I have ordered a bottle of En Avion from the urns in the Paris Boutique. I urge you to try French CanCan from Paris if you would like a floral that is amber-based, oak moss-centric with top notes of...
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    Thanks, Hednic and Allen and JiveHippo.

    Cruelty and suffering inflicted on living things is never acceptable.
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    http://i58.tinypic.com/333992f.jpg

    A bouquet of roses, snapdragons and zinnias from my garden. The big paperweights keep the cat from knocking it over.

    http://i62.tinypic.com/29num55.jpg
  84. Re: Wife is a kindergarten teacher....needs a light everyday type scent for school

    Thats a really good one!
  85. Re: Wife is a kindergarten teacher....needs a light everyday type scent for school

    Try Armani Code, or Estée Lauder- Azureé I would not use something powerfully floral like Amirage or ​Daisy.
  86. Re: Had My First Sales Event-- my experience so far...

    Good for you following through on your dreams! Good job!
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    Re: Smell of money!

    Good call.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, August 15, 2014

    http://www.whatabloom.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/violet2.jpg

    Caron-
    Violette Precieuse
    Vintage
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    http://www.whatabloom.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/violet2.jpg

    Caron-
    Violette Precieuse
    Vintage
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    http://i58.tinypic.com/4fuyj6.jpg

    Heres another version- not square though.
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    Re: Fragrance pictures

    http://i59.tinypic.com/aw7pcg.jpg

    George Sand - Les Parfums Historiques
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    Grotesque! There is no excuse for cruelty to animals.
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    TB is all about amber while EA ​is neroli up front.
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    Yikes! I need a big bottle of En Avion.
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    Re: Exploring Caron more thoroughly

    Which urns are supposed to be d/c and where did you hear this?
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    Re: Does this look a genuine Chanel Perfume?

    Honestly, Chanel is never discounted. I would just go to a local dept store and get it there.
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    http://youtu.be/tcXU7G6zhjU

    Amazing whale rescue!
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    http://youtu.be/tlfhOltDlCs

    Rescued sea lions returned to the sea.
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    What a great loss.
  100. Re: MPG George Sand-Not Parfumes des Histoires

    I can do a photo of my bottle.
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