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    Re: Santal de Mysore...blind buy?

    Don't do it blind. I dislike Arabie and SdM reminded me very much of it. Sticky sweet, and huge amount of cumin/caraway.
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    Re: Montale metal canister concerns...

    Do not like. That finnicky little grenade type pin and they dont travel well in handbags. Sweet Oriental Dream turned into a thick, cloying nightmare when it leaked in my handbag. But I'll still...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 2nd August 2015

    I think I am over Winter. Pulled out Wild Bluebell by Jo Malone. Spring, get here already!
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    Re: What have we become?

    This really resonates with me. Once I got to this stage in my journey I found a certain peace and liberation.
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    Re: What have we become?

    People tend to have an existential crisis because they arent in love with their old favorites anymore. It happens. Its called evolution. A trained nose will know why they dont like certain scents and...
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    Re: Byredo favorites

    I think the staying power on La Tulipe is rather reasonable, performing a bit better than Bal d'Afrique. Just had to go spray some again, its a real beauty. Its has the same signature Byredo smell if...
  7. Re: Rappers Delight - Bond No.9 and Hip Hop Culture

    +1!
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    Re: Byredo favorites

    My favourite is La Tulipe. Pulp is very good and has great sillage and longevity. Im surprised you cant smell Mojave Ghost, I have it and its super potent and lasts forever!
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    Re: Shoyeido Daily Incense Range

    Thanks, Autumn Leaves and Golden Pavilion sound really alluring, will keep an eye out on Ebay for a sampler pack with decent shipping- its rotten how people are charging $20+ shipping for one small...
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    Re: Similar to Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue?

    Violet Eyes by Elizabeth Taylor, very similar and is more like fluffy clouds than crisp cedar.
    Wood Sage and Sea Salt by Jo Malone, personally I find this one more pleasant than Light Blue.
    The...
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    Re: Fragrantica Reviews....

    I can live with scrolling past the drivel to get to the reviews. I'd rather do that than to find no reviews or only a small handful like on here. I like how their reviews are instant, varied and...
  12. Re: Dior Hypnotic Poison eau de parfum OR eau de toilette?

    I recommend the EDT. I find the EDP has suffocated the original's notes with a thick, syrupy, almost toffee layer which is rather unappealing. It feels muted and flat, heavy and dull- compared to the...
  13. Re: Why don't fragrance houses exploit the public by making everything limited edition?

    "Why don't fragrance houses try to create a sense of dread by limiting production of their scents"

    Fight or flight response. Bit risky to make your customers flee from the fear of missing out, by...
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    Re: Is Samsara still good?

    I recently found a vintage EDP sample in my drawer and loved it. So off I went to the store to see if the new stuff would be worth getting.
    NOPE.
    While its not bad per se, its nowhere near as good...
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    Re: Sell Me On Incense

    Rather obvious- because you seem to be interested in it? No one should justify why you should. Either do or dont, for yourself.



    That could be said for any fragrance at all.
    If you think...
  16. Re: The problem with wearing perfume on a searing hot day.

    Chanel Cristalle Eau Verte is my summer go to. And I tend to spray under my clothes, the tummy and chest area, top of thighs. Depending on the scent of your sunblock, you could try complimentary...
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    Re: Job interview fragrances

    Eau Premiere was persuasive in getting me my job, and this is in a hospital! My charge nurse said I smelled fantastic and we got talking about my love for perfume. Helped me to relax and she found it...
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    Re: Dogs and cats

    My cat is definitely his Mummy's boy, he loves to smell things. Each time I bring something new into the house I will bring it over for him to have a good huff, his little nose flaring and his lungs...
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    Re: Newbie! :D Any Byredo lovers?

    Thanks for the recommendation izoz, I shall add that one to my list :)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 4th July 2015

    Third day in Gris Clair, seems to be a hit with everyone at work. I get greeted with "Mmmm lavender!" I must confess, its the ashy incense I wear it for.
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    Re: Newbie! :D Any Byredo lovers?

    My favourite is La Tulipe, so fresh and tulip is an unusual perfume note.
    My husband loves Mojave Ghost which I share with him. Its very strong with epic longevity and sillage.
    I also have Bal...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - June 2015

    Cold, wet and windy tonight, so am burning Diptyque's Vanille and Ecoya's Bonfire Night.
  23. Re: Which is more popular - i.e. overused - Flowerbomb or La Vie Est Belle?

    They're both as bad as each other when overapplied. I smelled an amazing scent from a woman at work one day and asked her what it was- lo and behold it was Flowerbomb. She had applied it so perfectly...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 1st July 2015

    Nice choice easyfish!

    I wore Red Musk from The Body Shop today. Reminds me a lot of Le Male and an old musk cologne my dad used to wear.
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    Re: What do you think these are worth?

    Take the $125 offer, that's pretty generous.
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    Re: Vintage Fracas EDT - recent purchase

    How does it compare to the current parfum? Ive never tried vintage but have heard good things about the current version being very well preserved throughout its reformulations.
  27. Heads up- Rahat Loukoum on Strrawberrynet

    First time I've seen it on a discounter site:

    Rahat Loukoum 2 x 30ml
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    Re: What I will buy next!

    Thanks Jon Rodgers, I did hover over Cologne for a bit, so may add it to my list to try for Spring. I do have an affinity for the drydown of TOF, but its difficult for me to get past the rubber note...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - June 2015

    Glasshouse Chicago (Fudge Brownie). This one is a bit of a miss, the throw is weak and it burns exceedingly quickly.
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    Re: What I will buy next!

    I might have to seek CDG out on my next shopping trip, sounds like a contender.

    Yes, I dont think I'd miss the Heliotrope if I parted with it, I really should move it along. Thanks for the nudge!...
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    Re: What I will buy next!

    I think Bois d'Encens has a bit too much cedar from what I've read, but Santal Blush sounds very appealing, thanks for the suggestion!

    I have Etro Heliotrope but its a bit too one dimensional for...
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    Re: What I will buy next!

    Im in a bit of an inspiration rut at the moment, we are in the dead of winter and I am not feeling in love with what I have. Lately I've regularly been wearing Shalimar Ode Vanille Madagascar,...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 28th June 2015

    Scratched around in the back of the cupboard for something I haven't worn for a while and came out with AG Encens Flamboyant. Something was missing so filled in the gaps with a squirt of Fille en...
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    Re: "Just got out of the shower" scented perfumes

    My picks are Bobbi Brown's Bath which is the smell of creamy Dove Soap and Chloe Love Eau Florale which is a very strong bar of white hotel soap.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 26th June 2015

    Narciso EDP for me today, I fell in love with this one at first sniff back when it first came out, but it doesn't seem to evoke that feeling anymore. Its feels ordinary now. I'll keep at it, maybe...
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    Re: What are your favourite body lotion ?

    I love Philosophy lotions, they have a great selection of scents and do a good job. But my go to is Nivea in the blue bottle.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - June 2015

    Glasshouse Oahu tonight. Smells like Nivea cream and absolutely fills the room.
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    Re: On perfumers reviewing perfumes etc

    Thanks Chanel1 :)
    RSD- I have two! The orange ones certainly are a special kind of kitty.

    Okay my 2 cents on this topic:
    Everyone has the right to review fragrance, we cant start censoring who...
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    Re: On perfumers reviewing perfumes etc

    Time for a cat meme.

    A hug above the head :) Couldn't find one with 2 tangerines, but found two orange cats!

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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 24th June 2015

    Had to wrap up warm again today, so Shalimar sur la route de Madagascar and wee spritz of Nicolai's Sacrebleu Intense to perk me up. Warm, fuzzy and cozy.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23rd June 2015

    Thanks tdem! I look forward to taking part more often :)
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    Re: female members lacking

    Thanks teardrop, I just dont see much, if any, of that kind of conversation and it isn't really encouraged, so just assumed there must be a reason i.e. no one is interested.
    This thread has been...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 23rd June 2015

    Bitterly cold here today- vintage Samsara and a reinforcing spray of Un Bois Vanille. They played well together and helped to stave off the chill.
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    Re: female members lacking

    I took it to mean you thought the women were also being repetitive by stating the same thing :grin:

    I've simply accepted it as it is, if that's how the men enjoy the site, then they should. It...
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    Re: female members lacking

    Is it really a competition? ;)
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    Re: Serge Lutens In TK MAXX

    Nice! Wish we had discount stores like that here :(
    I love Gris Clair, I call it my "nuclear winter" scent. Sucks your breath away with its freeze dried ash note.
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    Re: female members lacking

    I find there is little conversation as whole. I dont consider question and answer or advice seeking "conversation". There is a lot of repetitive competition based discussion from the men which...
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    Re: Can perfume evaporate?

    Ive had issue with 2 Insolence bottles (the round ones), its happening around the spray mechanism, where exactly Im not sure. I just keep them upright but haven't experienced evaporation. If I carry...
  49. Re: How do we introduce our scents and their positive responses to a larger audience?

    Got up to 1:07- when "Kato" started "poppin' bottles".
  50. Re: Looking for something that smells like a JUNGLE

    Diptyque Moheli.
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    Re: Serge Lutens 50 ml bottles....

    Take out the inner packaging, it fits and closes just fine.
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    Re: Fake or Real Chanel No5

    I wouldn't think Chanel would reply in a very helpful way, except to state the obvious- that the only way to be sure is to buy from an authorized retailer.
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    Re: What to do with empty bottles?

    I saved a bunch of them over the years until I could work out what to do with them. Never did come up with anything so threw them out. I did refill a few of them with coloured water with the...
  54. Re: Perfume of Life Website Has Permanently Closed

    Its really unfortunate he neglected it so flippantly and had such little regard for the members- it was a niche little community and really bridged the gap between the different frag forums.
    I...
  55. Re: Pure Havane how does it compare to Tobacco Vanille?

    I have both and while they are in the same family, they are very different from each other. TV has epic potency, is full, rich and well defined. PH is rather thin in comparison, doesn't have the...
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    Re: Creamy Cozy Sandalwood

    I have recently been craving this exact same kind of sandalwood, something robust, smooth, creamy and rich. I found an old evaporated sample vial of vintage Samsara in my stash and applied the sticky...
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    Re: Kiehl's Original Musk--oil or EdT?

    I have both and prefer the EDT. I find it has more sillage and complexity, the oil is what I use for touch ups at the office as I dislike the "fresh sprayed" effect.
    I dont believe the oil has...
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    Re: why is it that sales clerks do this?

    Sound like many dont have samples because they're giving them as rewards instead of using them sales tools. I once had a Guerlain rep load me up with multiple samples of the very scent I just...
  59. Re: Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    Yep, sadly its on its way out. I wholeheartedly agree, I remember seeing Chandler Burr's reaction when he got his sample, he was so excited that something so bold and unique made it out the gate on...
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    Re: sensitive soul/ perfume choice

    She sounds like a true perfumista in the making with those intense emotions! Hopefully she will find comfort, strength and joy in perfume. She sounds like a kindred spirit.
    For some reason SJP's...
  61. Re: Critically acclaimed but a commercial failure?

    I always read great things about Womanity, but seems to be a bit too on-the-nose for the average consumer hence its demise.
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    Re: Molinard: Any tropical scents?

    Vanille Marine is an interesting one, its pretty much Molinard Vanille with a well-done seawater note. I wouldn't consider it tropical, more marine/gourmand.
  63. Poll: Re: Single most helpful, yet unavailable, piece of information:

    While the suggestion is valid for curiosities sake, your reasoning is retarded IMO. You're getting too hung up on the source rather than the content, and it seems rather superficial and unnecessarily...
  64. Poll: Re: Should the mods delete posts about what a religious leader would wear?

    Why are you so antagonistic? To be honest, its people who behave like you are that ruin it for everyone.
  65. Re: I want something that smells heavenly, mild & sweet.

    Pretty much everything suggested above contains alcohol. You might want to foray into perfume oils, alcohol free fragrances are few and far between. Bulgari's Petit et Mamans is very much in the...
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    Re: Jean Desprez®- Bal a Versailles®

    The sidebar navigation and viewing pane to the right is much more user friendly :)
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    Re: Jean Desprez®- Bal a Versailles®

    Thanks for the heads up.

    Just some feedback, the site really needs some work.

    BAV is a legendary fragrance and its sad that its 'home' on the web doesn't seem to reflect its history and...
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    Re: How shallow are you?

    A well presented, appealing bottle will get my attention quicker, but I will try anything and everything, regardless of packaging. Cant always judge the book by its cover.
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    Re: Need female advice: Perfume for my mom

    What kind of scents does she like? Any favourite flowers? Has she worn perfume in the past, and if so, what kind?

    All we can give you is a bunch of popular perfume names, but as to what your...
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    Re: For a woman who "has it all"...

    http://www.fragrantica.com/perfume/Guerlain/Shalimar-53.html
    Now Ctrl +F and type in "rubber".
  71. Re: How much of your wardrobe do you currently use?

    The amount I have is definitely not proportionate to what I use. I've started culling and am not missing the ones I have rid myself of. Its hard when you have a sentimental attachment to a scent, but...
  72. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Bimbo juice is a horrible adjective. Whats with the derogatory language towards women? I see it a lot: Stripper scent, bimbo juice, eau de mallrat, baby prostitute, old lady, skank-juice...sure, I...
  73. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Lets face it, older women today are a new generation, the term "old lady" used in describing perfume it itself becoming outdated. Why the need to stereotype women of age and box them into a category...
  74. Re: Please don't use "Old Lady" or "Old Man" 'scent' as description...it's offensive

    Im not personally offended by this term, however I do find it ignorant. And I believe certain terminology should have no place in the perfume vocabulary.
    Some terms have become so prolific that it...
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    Re: For a woman who "has it all"...

    Go with any of the above Chanel recommendations, I'd be wary of Shalimar, the burnt rubber note can be unsettling. You could try the Ode a la Vanille version of Shalimar, easier to work with.
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    Re: 24 Gold - Shouldn't Smell This Good!

    Maybe its something you're just not getting that others simply find appealing. Why it has to be an "ironic hipster" thing is beyond me. Its unnecessary to label people for their preferences in...
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    Re: What scent is best for pleasing most women?

    Most women have individual tastes that also largely-nay, HUGELY depend on the person wearing the fragrance and how they present themselves.

    Half the fragrances suggested in these types of threads...
  78. Re: New To Fragrances, Deeply Saddened About Ingredient Bans

    If you're concerned about putting synthetics on your skin from IFRA compliant perfumers, why would you even consider a cheap knock off that has god knows what in it?
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - October 2014

    Cilantro & Orange Zest by Glasshouse Candles. Its so hot and sunny here and this candle is just the ticket. It seems to love my vase of freesias and they are playing beautifully together up my...
  80. Re: Do you find Borneo 1834 unwearable? Then try Mechant Loup.

    I dont find them all that similar, and would never connect them both. ML is a well executed gourmand but nowhere near the deep earthiness and organic feel of Borneo.
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    Glasshouse Candles Rave

    If you haven't tried this brand, its well worth a sniff. The candles are extremely well scented and of sufficient size, house in a heavy glass jar with lid. Priced very reasonably, I find that just...
  82. Re: Bought my first Diptyque candle- box is stained?

    Thank you all for your responses, the suggestions about improper storage ring true. These candles are stored haphazardly in drawers, as the girl was sifting through them she was upturning them all...
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    Re: Gift help needed: Citrus vanilla?

    Like a Creamsicle? There's Demeter's Creamsicle, its not too bad on the vanilla, well balanced with the realistic orange that is fresh and juicy. Around $20+.
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    Re: Un bois Vanille, Gris Clair

    Un Bois Vanille is definitely a sweet vanilla, more syrupy and creamy than sugary though. Think of it as fudge in comparison to cotton candy. I do find its well balanced by the smoky, charred woods,...
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    Re: What's the deal with tester candles?

    Lighting the candle is impractical and time consuming, as you do have to give it time to melt the wax and diffuse the scent. And in a shop, its not practical given the other scents in the atmosphere...
  86. Bought my first Diptyque candle- box is stained?

    So I purchased my first Diptyque candle, unfortunately the only place that sells them isn't too reliable in terms of freshness. Anyhow, the candle seems to smell as strong as the display one, but was...
  87. Re: Have people stopped buying Guerlain after the racist remarks?

    More than half of those buying probably didn't even hear of the scandal, I doubt very much many would even care. In this day and age there's always another scandal or headline or moral decision...
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    Re: Lush to Discontinue Gorilla Fragrances

    All Lush perfumes are Gorilla Perfumes, sold in Lush stores. So yes, they are the Gorilla line.

    Kingderella, I would suggest you try before you buy. Its not an easy one to wear unless you love...
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    Re: NEW: Guerlain Shalimar Souffle de Parfum

    A replacement for Parfum Initial? Does that means PI is to be discontinued?
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Not happy with this, they took a good chunk of that fresh lift that gave its sparkle and replaced it with something more plush. Still nice, but not the same if you're a stickler for those kinds of...
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    Anyone Tried Qualitas Candles?

    Hello!

    Came across Qualitas Candles on a sale site and a few of their scents reminded me very much of Diptyque's offerings, at a fraction of the price. I was hoping someone had tried them and had...
  92. Re: Do you buy testers from sites like fragrancenet etc.?

    Paranoid Parrot much? lol

    You have to ask yourself, why would a site like fragrancenet mess with the bottle? And if they were really intent on doing this, would the cap really and box really be a...
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    Re: What is your occupation?

    Its about priorities as mentioned above. Everyone has different ones which allows them to indulge. For me, my perfumes make me happier than driving a nice car, so I drive an ugly bomb of a car! You...
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    Re: Suggestions for warm, sweet fragrances?

    Lolita Lempicka
    Bulgari Omnia
    Prada Candy
    Hanae Mori Butterfly
  95. Re: Cool, refreshing, dry, not sweet, non-citrus, a bit bitter, feminine, niche... Any suggestions?

    Try Musc Nomade by Annick Goutal, ticks all your boxes.
  96. Re: Mystery Perfume -- Please help me identify

    Defiintely not Avon, they didn't do splashes in that bottle.

    It does remind me a bit of the Maxfactor Jardin bottle, perhaps it could be an obscure mini of that fragrance?
  97. Re: Mystery Perfume -- Please help me identify

    Avon Soft Musk? I know they had bottles like that in the early 90's.
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    Re: Fruity wine scent suggestions

    Kors by Michael Kors was very wine-like to me, part of the reason I hated it. Used to be dirt cheap but I haven't seen it around in ages. Red wine and red roses.
  99. Re: Most Entertaining, Outlandish, Inexplicable Notes in a Perfume

    It's a very distinct scent, bread-like but pungent and rancid. Smells of childhood, lying on the hot pavement after a swim, squishing ants with a pudgy thumb in the summer...
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    Re: Lush "American Cream" Conditioner

    Ah well, now we know your budget, SL Cuir Mauresque bears a close resemblance to that creamy woodsy sweetness, but of course is a leather frag. I actually bought it because it reminded me of American...
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