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  1. Thread: Help Me decide

    by Wingie
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    Re: Help Me decide

    The Perfumed Court is an online shop:

    http://theperfumedcourt.com/

    You order the samples you want and they will mail them to you. Welcome to BN!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Thank you!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Vintage Helmut Lang EDP

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    Re: Essential Parfums - 5 fragrances

    Thanks for your impressions.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Very nice set-up and there’s room in that drawer for some more decants!
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    Re: Divine Vanille by Essential Parfums

    Same, except the Essential Parfums website requires all international orders be a minimum of 50 euros. Somewhat annoying and to me defeats the purpose of selling smaller bottles, since the 50 euro...
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    Re: Essential Parfums - 5 fragrances

    I am seriously considering blind buying The Musc.

    I would also like to try Rose Magnetic - has anyone tried this one? Lychee is listed in the notes so I'm wondering if it's more of a...
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    Re: Today I bought December 2019

    So exciting, there really is nothing else like the Chanel Exclusifs. A wonderful investment.
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    Re: Top 10 women's fragrances for $60 or less

    Even many of the classic Guerlain’s can be found at online discounters for under $60, with the exception of Apres l’Ondee it seems. So Mitsouko, l’Heure Bleue, Vol de Nuit, Chamade, Chant d’Aromes....
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    Re: Top 10 women's fragrances for $60 or less

    FragranceNet, FragranceX, Perfume.com, and FragranceBuy in Canada all have it in stock right now for under $60, I just checked. FragranceNet is selling it for under $40 US.
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    Re: Top 10 women's fragrances for $60 or less

    Paco Rabanne Calandre, Robert Piguet Baghari, and Estée Lauder White Linen & Pure White Linen can all be found at discounters for less than $60 US and are classics IMO. Actually many Estée Lauder...
  12. Re: Tips on spotting fake Lolitas (old batches)

    Hi Lilioka,

    Have you been looking at the sale threads here on BN? I have an original Lolita Lempicka EDP that I have been trying to sell for a while!

    It is a 1.7oz bottle that is 85% full and...
  13. Sixteen92 Black Friday Coupon Codes and Promos

    THURSDAY, 11/28 - SUNDAY, 12/1

    All orders save 15% with code TWINKLE

    Spend $60 and save 25% with code GLISTEN

    Spend $125 and save 30% with code GLOW

    Sale begins at Midnight CST on 11/28!...
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    Re: NEW: Zoologist (?)

    Etiket in Canada is now selling the limited edition bottle of Bee and samples:

    https://www.etiket.ca/us/zoologist-bee-edp.html

    But it's not available on the Zoologist site yet interestingly.
  15. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Helmut Lang EDP!! And it is going straight onto my "to buy" list.
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    I received a sample of this from Twisted Lily today. Applied from a sample vial, I couldn't smell anything on my wrist. Not a thing.

    Is this supposed to be one of those minimalist scents like TDC...
  17. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    Please share your impressions!
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    Re: Becoming a niche snob... anyone else?

    Agreed. I've also found that even just sampling niche is becoming more expensive and cost-prohibitive, due to the increasingly exorbitant prices of some the fragrances. I don't live near a storefront...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th November, 2019

    Indult Tihota tonight

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  20. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    Thanks for saying that - it’s so interesting as I would have thought the animatics to be more pronounced in Lost in Heaven, based on the descriptions of it and the others on Indiescents. Will...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 19th November, 2019

    So sorry for your loss, Ineespenes.

    I am in l’Artisan Drole de Rose today - probably the opposite of a funeral fragrance if there ever was one.
  22. Re: Francesca Bianchi: The BLACK KNIGHT & LOST in HEAVEN

    I've never tried this line, but it was definitely on my radar and I was planning to sample Angel's Dust first.

    The sweaty sexy skin/animalic thing in fragrances has unfortunately never quite...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 18th November, 2019

    Bois de Violette this evening.

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  24. Thread: black friday

    by Wingie
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    Re: black friday

    I don't believe those sites do site-wide discounts, or at least not every year. They may have a few bottles on sale and often do other promos where if you buy a bottle you get a second at a discount,...
  25. Available for swap: Shalimar Eau Legere, Lolita Lempicka, Blvgari pour femme, Vintage Chant d'Aromes

    I have the following bottles available for swap:

    Shalimar Eau Legere - 1.7oz/50ml. Virtually Full, sprayed only a few times. No Box. Not the same as Eau de Shalimar - this was produced for only a...
  26. [US + CANADA] Priced To Sell: Vintage Chant d'Aromes, Shalimar Eau Legere, Bvlgari Pour Femme, Lolita Lempicka

    Shipping not included, please inquire about shipping costs. Please PM if interested. Pics available upon request. Prices are in CDN dollars. All fragrances have been stored in a chest away from light...
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    Re: Fav Elie Saab "Essence" collection?

    There’s a Canadian ebayer who is selling decants of both Rose and Gardenia at a good price and I’ll be ordering both this week to try them out.

    I have a real soft spot for perfumes that aren’t...
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    Jean Carles composed Ma Griffe in 1946 after he lost his sense of smell, so it has been done. The original Ma Griffe composition has been long lost however except in vintage collectibles.
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    Re: She Was An Anomaly by Etat Libre d'Orange

    I’m curious as to what the two ingredients were that the AI suggested ‘overdosing’ on, and why.

    I love both Archives 69 and Andrier’s Infusion d’Iris and Bottega Veneta Knot, so I’m excited to try...
  30. Re: Conquering Fragrancenet: A Guide to Navigating The Biggest Discounter You Love to Hate

    Their base prices appear for whatever reason fluctuate a small amount - less than a dollar. I have also seen discounts on a particular fragrance range from 30% off to 68% off, the higher discounts...
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    Re: By Kilian suggestions

    If you like Love you may also like Sweet Redemption. There is a similar marshmallow/candy floss thing going on, but with orange blossom instead of vanilla.
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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Can you please add the fragrances from the Parle Moi de Parfum line? Woody Perfecto is there but the others don't appear to be.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th November, 2017

    Panthea by Stéphane Humbert Lucas today.
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    Re: How do you choose what to sample?

    I research fragrances ahead of time by reading reviews here on BN as well as other sites and blogs, and then sample what I think I might like. I also will sample new releases if the fragrance was...
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    Re: Turin/Sanchez 100 Quest - HOUSEKEEPING

    I can offer a few samples of Bois de Violette and Ca Sent Beau. I’ll ship them anywhere.
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Beautiful - looks like a picture in a magazine editorial!
  37. Re: QUEST: Turin/Sanchez top 100 (ish!) - Week 5 - (Aprés L'Ondée and Tommy Girl)

    I have a sample of vintage Apres l'Ondee Parfum and have put on a dab for this thread. It definitely has a pastry-like smell similar to l'heure bleue, as perhaps the heliotropin is amplified. But for...
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    Re: Opinions on macho men's fragrances

    Interesting! I actually loved Drakkar Noir when I first smelled it as a teen in a local store about 20 years ago. I'm worried if I smelled it today I would find it vile and all my illusions would be...
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    Re: Which fragrances smell like Christmas?

    Parle Moi de Parfum's Guimauve de Noel, done by Michael Almirac, is marketed as a christmas-inspired fragrance. The name translates to "Christmas Marshmallow."

    I've sampled it recently and...
  40. Did Olivia Giocobetti Make Andree Putman's Figue en Fleur??

    Hello all,

    I ordered a sample of Andree Putman's Figue En Fleur from Luckyscent because Olivia Giocobetti was listed as the perfumer and I wanted to see how it compared to her earlier fig...
  41. [US + CANADA] Re: Ormonde Jayne, L'Artisan, Shalimar Eau Legere, Kenzo, Bvlgari, Lolita Lempicka

    bump
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    Re: Do fragrances "go bad"?

    I've had some decants go 'off' where the color of the fragrance has significantly darkened and the smell has changed, but so far this fortunately hasn't happened with any of my bottles yet.
    ...
  43. [US + CANADA] Ormonde Jayne, L'Artisan, Shalimar Eau Legere, Kenzo, Bvlgari, Lolita Lempicka

    Shipping not included, please inquire about shipping costs. Prices are in CDN dollars. All fragrances have been stored in a chest away from light and heat. I accept payments by PayPal only. Thanks...
  44. Re: Lilla Serenella- Lilac from I Profumi di Firenze, any info or thoughts?

    I felt a similar attraction to IPDF's Violetta di Bosco when I saw it, since I'm a lover of violets. There weren't many reviews online, but the ones I could find were all positive. I felt I really...
  45. How do you defend your interest/love in/for fragrance?

    To add to Scentfan's zinger suggestions, you could give your sister an arguably equally condescending response to her condescending question by simply replying "You wouldn't understand." Then you're...
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    Christine Nagel new perfumer at Hermes

    Hermes' perfume sales have doubled since making Ellena in-house perfumer in 2004, so if their rationale in hiring Nagel is to make their perfumes more "mainstream", I don't understand this at all. If...
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    Re: Gucci Envy .. edt , edp , pure parfum?

    The parfum arrived today. Other than being a tad 'meatier' in the opening, it smells like the same composition as the EDT, just richer, intenser, and more saturated, but still fresh and cool, and it...
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    Re: Advice about vintage purchase gone bad

    Thank you. This person isn't even being rational - it is less in her interest to quit eBay and avoid issuing the refund than it is to give the refund, salvage a decent feedback rating out of the...
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    Advice about vintage purchase gone bad

    I would stop communicating with the seller at this point and just go through eBay to obtain a refund. If your communications with them were through eBay, their disrespect will speak for itself once...
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    Re: Demeter - What's up with them?

    Brosius won some kind of international fragrance award for Snow. I forget the exact award but it brought him a lot of attention in the fragrance industry. He is a 100% self-taught perfumer who...
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    Re: Gucci Envy .. edt , edp , pure parfum?

    I love Envy. I have to date only tried the EDT, but just last month I bought a miniature 3ml bottle of pure parfum on eBay from a seller in the Netherlands for a very good price. It unfortunately...
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    Re: Givenchy III - recent purchase

    Congrats on a very nice vintage purchase! The bottle, box and juice all look to be in very good condition.
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    Re: How much of a sample vial do you put on?

    I agree with this.
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    Advice about vintage purchase gone bad

    Good advice from other BN'ers here. You were right to open a claim with eBay and I think you have a solid case. Aside from the disputed issue with the seller about how much juice leaked out, there is...
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    Guerlain Vintage EDC Concentrations

    I think this has been discussed in a thread before, but I searched and couldn't find the info I was looking for. Can someone tell me the difference between Guerlain vintage EDC concentrations...
  56. Thread: Bread Note

    by Wingie
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    Re: Bread Note

    I think Frederic Malle's En Passant also has a bread note. It has been years since I've smelled it, but I remember it smelling like a bakery with a fresh lilac bush out front.


    Sent from my...
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Thanks Kalli!
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Tihota arrived today!! *DROOL*

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    Re: Sample of the Day - November 2013

    By Kilian Beyond Love

    ...............TO DIE FOR.

    Just wanted to share :smiley:
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Nice move Kalli, especially with the pending packaging change/reformulation on the horizon!
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Collection

    Thank you for posting the links to those pictures sea roses - the etched bottle is truly breathtaking. It will forever be a wonderful collector's item even if you use up all the perfume in it! Fille...
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Collection

    Wow!! Simply stunning, Sea Roses!! I'm curious as to what fragrance that is in the middle?
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    Re: Post A Picture of Your Collection

    double post, sorry
  64. Re: Please Confirm That My Miss Dior Cherie EDP 100ml Is Fake? Thank You.

    In the third picture - the one of the bottom of the box - is that supposed to be a barcode at the top? It looks terrible, it's not even straight, the lines are way too short and made up of dots, and...
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    Any tips on sourcing the older J'Adore?

    I am looking for a bottle of the older formulation J'Adore. It comes in a box with the Christian Dior label in a purple circle, whereas the newer stuff shows the Dior label in a gold circle. Does...
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    Re: Who are The Hottest Perfumers ?

    That's by far the best picture I've seen of Killian Henessy.


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    Re: Calyx is back, now owned by Clinique

    No, not good news at all... I guess I will be hunting down a bottle of the older Prescriptives stock. Hopefully it will be available on the webs for a while yet.


    Sent from my iPhone using...
  68. Re: Woman's winter scent? No big florals or sweet fruits

    Have you tried Frederic Malle's l'Eau d'Hiver? It is one of my winter favorites. It is an almond-heliotrope accord and unisex - no big florals or sweets. It also has a surprising amount of projection...
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    Re: What's going to happen with jasmine in 2014?

    I will be heartbroken if SL Sarrasins is affected. I discovered this scent recently and think it is one of the best perfumes I have ever smelled.
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    Re: What has the dreamiest dry down ever?

    Guerlain Chamade.
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    Re: Indult in Vancouver

    Shoot, I just bought Tihota from Luckyscent. Their website claims Indult is exclusive to them, so I wasn't expecting anyone else to carry it, especially in Canada. Would have saved money getting it...
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    Re: Any Canadians buy from Beauty Encounter?

    It is a 2-hr drive for me to the border, and another two hours back, so after factoring in the cost of gas I'm not sure how much money I would really be saving; plus it would be a pretty big demand...
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    Re: Is it possible this is a fake Creed?

    Luckyscent definitely doesn't sell fakes, so if there are issues with the cap being loose or bottle being a different color, this is the responsibility of the perfume house (i.e. Creed).
  74. Re: Cuir de Lancome vs Cuir de Russie -- please compare

    I think it depends on how much you like leather; I would definitely at least sample Cuir de Russie though, it is a masterpiece.
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    Re: Calyx is back, now owned by Clinique

    Thanks for the info. I love Calyx - I discovered it after it was given 5 stars in the Guide.

    I wish Clinique would update the bottle to a glass one. I really don't like the current plastic bottle.
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    Re: Any Canadians buy from Beauty Encounter?

    As I understand it fragrancenet has just suspended their shipping to Canada temporarily, there is no word when they will resume it though
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    Re: Any Canadians buy from Beauty Encounter?

    No I didn't - when I checked out it said they used UPS to ship to Canada, but when I got my shipping email confirmation it said my order was shipped via USPS. I got the shipping confirmation email...
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    Re: Suggestions for an elegant mature perfume

    APOM pour femme
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    Re: Buy it for the Drydown?

    You're absolutely right Evangeline; the top notes of Chamade are gorgeous - actually my extrait has probably one of the most ravishing green openings I've ever smelled. But I'm not a galbanum lover -...
  80. Re: What Niche Brand / perfume its hard to find or imposable to buy in US

    Until recently D'Orsay couldn't be found anywhere in the United States, at least that I'm aware of. Now Parfum1 carries it.
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    Re: Best bang for your buck cinnamon?

    D'Orsay la Dandy Femme has a beautiful cinnamon-milk drydown. It used to only be available at Les Senteurs, but now Parfum1 carries it. It is around $80.

    Also, although I've never tried it, Estee...
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    Re: Frederic Malle Outrageous

    I sampled it a few years ago. It was made by Sophia Grojsman and has an apple-cider-like smell. It is a very good fragrance, and completely unisex IMO.
  83. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    Thank you for resurrecting this house, Suppressor. I had wanted to try Tihota for years and am wearing a Luckyscent sample as I write this. It will be my next full bottle purchase. Best wishes to you!
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    Re: Christmas Present Ideas

    Turin liked this too - gave it four stars in one of his Style Arabia reviews. Must try it!

    I would suggest Bottega Veneta EDP - I've seen few women who dislike it.
  85. Re: Why do people separate their frags into summer and winter categories?

    I separate my fragrances into summer and winter, as there are some I like for the fall/winter only and some I like for the spring/summer only. As an example, I love vanilla fragrances but only...
  86. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    Maybe it is! It's the name associated with Indult on Paypal.
  87. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    Indult's new owner's name is Kim Charles.

    Anyone know if Kim Charles is on BN?
  88. Re: Guess which Basenoter has bought a perfume house, and which one?

    I definitely think it's Indult. This post from late October gives it away IMO:

    http://www.basenotes.net/huddlerarchive/382497

    No clue which basenoter would have bought it though.


    EDIT:...
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    Re: Any Canadians buy from Beauty Encounter?

    I'm a city girl and would never want to live right on the border, but its good to hear you are able to take advantage of that situation!
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    Re: Any good leather / tobacco / woodsy scent?

    The Perfumed Court is definitely safe and legit, but I personally prefer Surrender to Chance - their shipping is faster and customer service better.
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    Re: Any Canadians buy from Beauty Encounter?

    I just ordered two bottles from them - they arrived yesterday and were shipped USPS. No duties or taxes.
  92. Re: Stink, Stank, Pheromones - Animal essences in perfumery.

    Thanks for the link - I like that they encourage the use of the word 'stank' over 'skank' due to the sexism of the latter.


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    Re: Fragrancenet no longer ships to Canada

    just-visiting, you posted the exact same thing on the fragrancex shipping thread; did you not see my response?
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    Re: Buy it for the Drydown?

    I own, and positively adore, Guerlain Chamade exclusively for its yellow, powdery, narcissus drydown. It is pure heaven, and one of the greatest things I have ever smelled.

    It is one of the...
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    Re: FragranceX Free Shipping Worldwide No Longer?

    This doesn't work. It requires an American zip code assigned exclusively for use by the U.S. Military Postal Service. These zip codes are based on the geographic location of the American military...
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    Re: Quick Sniff, A-Z Top 10

    My favorites from that list are Apres l'Ondee and Bois de Violette.
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    Re: Ayala Moriel frags

    I definitely think there's some who would be purplebird, myself included. Someone started a thread on the old huddler site not long before the switch back, commenting on the difficulty of sampling...
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    Re: Chanel no 5 and no 19 question

    That's the risk that comes with buying vintage, unfortunately.
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Nice acquisitions, VintagePoison! I wouldn't mind a bottle of Dzing myself but I've never been able to find it sold at a discounted price. I have never noticed a similarity to Bvlgari Black, but I...
  100. Re: Developing an effective strategy of fragrance purchasing

    I currently allow myself about $100 - $150 a month to spend on a full bottle, samples, or both if the bottle is reasonably priced. I prioritize full bottle purchases based on what I want the most and...
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