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    Re: Alien EdP and EdT

    Thanks a lot for all your answers! They will make me try out the EdP as well! I remember it to be a fume I found one millimeter too sticky, and if I find that again, I will stay happy with the EdT.
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    Alien EdP and EdT

    There are perfume-sales right now where I live, several stores are selling their perfumes with 20 % price-off. And of course this makes me buy new bottles! (When will I ever learn...)

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

    I agree, lovely palette, with very nice colours! Unfourtunally Laura Mercier isn't for sale in the stores in my part of my country, so I can't look at the palette IRL. Otherwise it might have become...
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    Another eye-shadow-palette, Dior 5-coleur Incognito No 030, perfect when I want a blonde nude effect! Truly beautiful colours!
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    Re: Eyeshadow of the day

    I thik I have solved my eyeshadow-crise for the moment!! I use YSL duo Golden Pink/Bronze, matte eyeshadows in very beautiful nuanses. All the other eyesahdows are in clear colours, but if one wants...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Topday's nailpolish:
    On tips: Mavala 161 Moon Grey, a matte light grey, with a "nude" almost natural feeling.
    On toes: Mavala 155 Bronze Green, a little shimmering quite dark green.
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    Re: blue color nail polish

    I adore Chanel No 513 Black Pearl, almost two years after the big hype for it. Not pure blue, a little green too, and very dark. Works well with most colours, even pure blue and pure green.
  8. Re: Good foundation for fair "Irish/English" 54 year old freckled skin

    Estée Lauder Resilent Lift Extreme SPF 15 - the cheapiest foundation of the ones for marture skin.
  9. Re: I want to make a gift for my mother: a good moisturizer-cream for her face.

    Clarins have really good cremes for every need, there is one for your mum, too, whatever her age is. The best thing with Clarins cremes is that the ones for dry skin isn't specially oily, they are...
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    Re: whitening toothpaste

    In Sweden an anti-age toothpaste has been released reasently. It is whitening, but takes care of more aspects of wellbeeing in the mouth, too! If anything like that comes to US, try it! It is really...
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    Using fingers?

    I have always used brushes for makeup, but this year I have red about makeupartist using their fingers to put on eyeshadows and lipsticks. As I am interested in different techniques, I have tried it,...
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    Re: how do you take carte of your hands?

    I use Clarins or Biotherm's handcream, they immediatly melts into the skin, and I can work with my hands direct after aplication. During winter I put the handcream on several times during the day,...
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    Re: China glaze and essie

    China Glaze has been for a while in Sweden, and Essie has recently been introduced so it is now easy to find.
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    Eyeshadow of the day

    Hi, girls!

    For the moment I have a eyeshadow-crise, I don't find the perfect one right now. So, please, tell me what you wear, for inspiration for me to find really good colours!

    Today I will...
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    Re: Essie Nail Polish

    Essie has recently been easy to find i Sweden, but being a fan of Mavala and Dior, I haven´t tried it yet.
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    YSL Rouge pour couture No 05, an almost nude, neutral beige. I am dressed in blue today, otherwise this lipcolour woudn't work.
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    Re: Chanel Rouge Coco?

    It is longlasting, at least on my lips! But of course I have to put it on several times during the day, especially after eating. - One can learn to not ruin the lipstick during eating, but I don't...
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    Re: Burberry Body, Thoughts?

    There are two concentrations, EdP and EdP Intense. Make sure to test both!

    The best Burberry so far, at least to my nose! I like the EdP Intense, but I dont find it a chypre! It is warm and very,...
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    Re: Chanel Rouge Coco?

    Coco Rouge No 80 is one of my staplers! Adorable quallity!
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    Re: Your latest make-up/cosmetics purchases?

    An eyeshadowpalette, Clarins 03 Rosewood. Clarins has become much more fun conserning their makeup resent years!
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Today's nailpolish: Chanel White Satin for hands and Chanel Black Pearl for feet.
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    Re: Hand cream for Eczema

    Now you must know if Eucerina or the zink-creme helped. If not, why not give Eight Hour Creme by Elizabeth Arden a try! There is the original creme, and also a specal hand-creme, but that one is not...
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    Re: extra eyeshadow!

    Great tip. Elise81!

    One can also use a primer just before eyemakeup, it makes the eyeshadow stay in place.
  24. Re: My mom needs a hands cream, help please....?

    I secound this one! It is really good! Have you tried Clarins footcreme, as well? Sometimes, when I am really dry on my hands, I treat them with Clarins footcreme.
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    Re: wrinkle free creme!

    I just say Clarins. They have a cream for every need. And they don´t forget the neck, they have special neck-cremes!
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    Re: Eye Cream help needed

    Do you find Clarins i Australia? They have so many eyecremes, so there must be one for your needs! Quite prisey, too, as they have quite a lot of creme in their tubes.
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    Re: Your Favorite Cosmetic Brand?

    I adore Guerlain makeup, but I can do with Chanel, Dior, Clarins and Elizabeth Arden too. The eyeshadows of Elizabeth Arden are very rich of pigments. Shiseido and Sensai are also interesting, they...
  28. Thread: concealer?

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    Re: concealer?

    For me, the only concealer that works is Chanel Lift Lumiére nr 10. This is against all rules, as this has a warm colour, and a concealer shall be could. But it is the result that matters!
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Kanebo Sensai The Lipstick No 11, Kurumi (japanese for chestnut), a light reddish brown, almost apricot.

    All three lipsticks mentioned resently in this thread suits my face, so they goes with any...
  30. Thread: Dry Lips!

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    Re: Dry Lips!

    I use Lancôme Nutrix Lèvres Stick. OK, it is expensive, but it is fantastic!
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    Re: New Fragrance: Balenciaga Paris L’Essence

    Haven't tried Paris! But I do wish Balenciaga would sell Cristobal again! For that scent, too, the EdP and the EdT are very similar!
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    Re: New Chanel: No 19 Poudre and Jersey

    No 19 Poudre has most relation to No 19 EdP, not at all to the EdT and some to the perfume. Poudre is in fact really nice! Smother, more gentle and warmer than the EdP, and easier to wear.
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    Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    An old thread is lifted up again! I see I already have answered...

    Todays answer is almost the same:

    Fav cheapies: Stella and SJP Lovely (I bougt new bottles of both this year!)
    Fav...
  34. Re: jasmine perfume? a real one?

    I secound Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Jasminola!
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    Re: Shalimar Parfum Initial

    Now I am a happy owner of Shalimar Parfum Initial. It was deep love from first sniff! Shalimar itself is very difficult to wear, Eau de Shalimar is lovely during summer, but doas not come out well...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Kanebo Sensai Lasting Treatment Rouge LT08 Kousome.
    This is my most worn lipstick this summer 2011, a nice warm soft red-pink colour, as one only can find at Sensai!
    The lipstick is very comforting...
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    Re: What perfume has given you most compliments?

    How great so many has written in this thread!

    I just must add that I don't get compliments so often, so when I get it, it feels like the person really means what he/she is saying.

    I never...
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    Re: YSL Cinema Discontinued

    Cinema is sold out on sales in Sweden right now, so at least the shops here is not going to sell it any more! Great I have an almost full bottle! And swedes -go out and buy yourselfs a bottle for...
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    Re: TODAY I BOUGHT: June 2011

    I have bought some botttles since last time I wrote...

    AA Jasminola, just because it was possible to buy it in a swedish store - I have only been able to buy AA in taxfree before. Jasminola is...
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    What perfume has given you most compliments?

    Who is the best compliment-giver of all your perfumes?

    This is quite a fun aspect of wearing perfumes, even if one isn't wearing perfumes for others, but for oneself. Some perfumes really fits...
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    Re: Lipstick of the Day - What ya wearing?

    Chanel Coco Rouge 08 La Pausa, a warm rosy beige, with Chanel Le Vernis nail color 459 White Satin, one layer, for a natural look. I very often wear these, as they suits me quite perfect.
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    Re: mix between amour and she?

    Sorry, both Twolf and emser, I don't log in so often on Basenotes nowerdays, that is why I haven't answered your PM:s. But now both of you have got answers. Great link for parfymistas in Sweden,...
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    Re: mix between amour and she?

    Oh, Twolfie dear, how nice of you to remember! I agree with you about your suggestion, but Trussardi Inside Woman is not for sale in Sweden, so emser would have to look for it on travels. - I never...
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    Re: mix between amour and she?

    Take a sniff on Chanel no 5 Eau Premiere. It has some "cotton"-feeling, just not as much as Kenso Amour, and has the same darknes as Armani She. - And if there is a possibility, test the perfume of...
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    Re: The Top Five Chain

    How nice to look in to kewart's wellchoosen wardrobe! There I find some of my all-time-favs! - Look at my avatar, there is Cristobal. But of course I own it...

    Five scents I don't own in kewart's...
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    Re: Today I Bought ...December 2010

    Been away a week on a holliday abroad. During this time i bougt:

    Versace Crystal Noir 30 mL - has been in my wardrobe before, and can´t be bought in my country no more, so I had to have it again....
  47. Re: perfumes for hot weather suggestions please

    Great tread!

    I am packing right now for a week in the sun, leaving a snowy winter! It is hard to imagin what is suitable in hot weather right now... But I will bring along Chanel n:5 Eau Premiere...
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    Re: Your Process for Purchasing New Perfume

    I am trying to not buy any frags at all. I only buy what I think I can´t live without. (I have about 30 bottles, so, please, don´t laugh!) This is a good start, at least if one only is a...
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    Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Womanity is very, very nice, it might become a favouriten of mine!
    Good thinking about Narciso Rodriguez´s all scents! Perhaps I should be very happy to have found at least one who is really nice on...
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    Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Thanks for your answer, ubuandibeme! It is really nice to get to know what you think! And it is very nice of you to remember me - I am not so much here at the Forum any more, as I am trying to not...
  51. Thread: She is 17

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    Re: She is 17

    Dior Dune is such a strong perfume... It is not for today´s 17-years-old girls, IMHO! I am so sorry! Why not try something more fun and joyfull?

    I suggest Gucci EdP II. I do belive it is a very...
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    Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    Oh, ubuandibeme, what nice purchases you have done!

    I am really thinking of getting both Womanity by Mugler and Lauder Sensous Noire! I like both when I sniff them! Please, tell us what you think...
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    Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    My perfumestore has a sale with 20 % on ALL perfumes. They have had this for two weeks! This is really dangerous for me! The sale goes on for four more days...

    So far I have only bougth three...
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    Re: Wich perfume do you bring along

    Thank you, all, for your interesting answers!



    Oh, dear Twolf, how nice that you remember me! I hope everything is well with you! I am just fine, and still on perfumes, just not so keen on...
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    Wich perfume do you bring along

    What perfume do you take with you, wherever you go? - In my handbag I carry Coco Chanel No 19 perfume for the moment. It is always right, whatever situation who is comingt up.
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    Re: Shalimar EDT. Where's the love?

    I find the EdT better than the EdP. Perhaps we have the same type of skin, latelittlesleeper? EdP becomes too smoky on my skin, but EdT is a pure enjoy to wear.
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    Re: What do you love enough to have a backup?

    No 19 EdP
    Chanel Allure EdP
    Prada Infusion d'Iris

    Actually, they aren't backupbottles, they are bottles for my handbag, in smaller size, as these three frags is very usable. Only one of them is...
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    Re: This year I finished -- 2009

    An interesting thread. What I finish and rebuy might be the very best perfumes for me.

    This year so far I finished and rebought
    Chanel Allure EdP
    Chanel No 5 EdP
    Chanel no 19 EdP
    Clarins Eau...
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    Re: Prada's latest - L'eau Ambree EDP

    I am also having a hard time waiting to smell this one! It can be very nice!
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    Re: Today I bought (April 2009 Purchases!)

    I found Cristalle Eau Verte at a tax-free-store, they are usually earlier than the perfume-stores getting new scents.

    Cristalle Eau Verte is really nice! It hasn´t so much in common with...
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    Re: Today I bought (April 2009 Purchases!)

    Coco Mlle 60 mL EdP twist and spray, deo and bodylotion
    Allure deo and bodylotion
    Cristalle Eau Verte 100 mL - have great expectations for this one to become this years summerfraganse.
  62. Re: His and Hers combinations-- do you and your guy ever wear complementary scents?

    DH loves Prada Infusion d'Iris for Him, and when he wears it, I usually wear Prada Infusion d'Iiris for Her. It is fun to wear almost the same perfume!
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    Re: Today I bought (March 2009 Purchases!)

    ...the third bottles of bodylotion and deo of Chanel No 19. I got EdT, EdP and perfume of this. This is my HG!!!

    ...the secound bottles of bodylotion and deo of Chanel No 5. I have the perfume,...
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    Re: Today I bought ... February 2009 PURCHASES

    30 mL of Samsara EdT. My secound bottle of this one! I guess it is one of the fumes I always will own! Also got 100 mL of the bodyloytion as a gift.

    30 mL of Bvlgari Jasmin Noir EdP, too, and also...
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    Re: October Purchases?

    I still adore Chanel Allure EdP, so now I have got the bodylotion and the deo, too.
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    Re: October Purchases?

    Today I got Chanel Allure EdP 35 mL. It is totally adorabel!!! Why haven´t I got this one before...???
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    Re: September Purchases

    3 x 20 mL of Coco Mademoiselle EdT 'Tiwst and Spray'. An adorable "bottle" for the handbag!
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    Re: Favorites and Hair Color and Birth Month

    Fav notes - for this moment - are Leather and Rose
    Medium Ash Blond
    Late October (Scorpio)
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    Re: September Purchases

    Got a 30 mL bottle of Estée Lauder Knowing yesterday.

    It is adorable, longlasting and elegant, not sweet at all. I hope it will be good for the cold weather to come. This can become a favourite!
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    Re: Most worn in August

    This month is easy for me, even if I don´t hold recs. I have used almost one singel perfume, it must be 20 days of Eau de Shalimar.
    Two days of Chanel No 19 and Salvador Dali, the rest only one day...
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    Re: What frag for my wife?

    Is it Fendi Palazzo you picked out for your wife? I think that one is really great! But it is not as 'old-fashion' as White Diamonds, so perhaps you shall try something older...

    Why not try and...
  72. Re: Which fragrance has been in your 'drobe for the longest time?

    I have had Chanel No 5 the largest numbers of years, totally it must be about 15 years, but with some pauses.

    Since my perfumaddiction started 2 1/2 years ago, it is Cristobal who has been with me...
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    Re: August purchases?

    Yesterday I got a 30 mL bottle of 'Salvador Dali', the one from the early 80:es.

    It still smells the same as it did in that time, it is not reformulated, as far as my nose can tell. Chypre or...
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    Re: August purchases?

    2 x 50 mL Eau de Shalimar.
    I guess the previous light forms of Shalimar was even better, but as I can´t get them, I am more than pleased with the light-version of the year. It is totally adorable! I...
  75. Poll: Re: Best Chanel Perfume in your opinion. (Multiple Choice Poll)

    Only one vote from me, and to the ultimate perfume IMHO, my Holy Grael - No 19. (Of course this is my taste, and on my skin!) All concentrations!
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    Re: July Purchases?

    200 mL of the bodylotion of Marc Jacobs. Makes the longlivety of the EDP to be GOOOOD!
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    Re: June Purchases ?

    30 mL bottle of Marc Jacobs Parfume EdP.

    Great gardenia, reminding me a little of JPG Fragile EdT, who no longer is availabel in the stores in my country.

    And a really goodlooking bottle, tiny,...
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    Re: What have you learned/figured out lately?

    This is a really, really great thread! It is very interesting to read! I hope even more persons will write here!

    My very latest learning is that I have to wear a perfume so much, so I will be able...
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    Re: SotD Saturday June 7

    I wish you luck, Musse, and Stockholm is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world, with all the wather, at least in MHO, so I think you have made a good choise.

    Happy bithday to the...
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    Re: Changing the Meaning of Grandma Perfume

    Tiare, I have had the same thoughts as you. I am the grandmother of three children aged almost three years, one year, and, the smallest, five months.

    I have decided since a year to only wear...
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    Re: What would you save from a fire?

    This is a good question to ask yourself, at least if one wants a limited wardrobe, and stop buying everything that comes in ones way. The question is possible to translate to "What perfumes do you...
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    Re: May Purchases?

    At a travel to Sicily, Italy, in early may, I purchade the soap of Prada Infusion d`Iris, 50 mL of Hermes Elixir des Merveilles, 200 mL Lait des Merveilles, and also 50 mL of a lokal frag, EdC Zagara...
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    Re: Basenotes Awards Have Been Announced!!

    And for the female scents it seems like it is Prada Infusion d´Iris who is the winner, the stealer of the show! A good choise!
  84. Re: green fragrances: sharp, scary, mean, intimidating...oh, yeah...

    Guccy Envy is a not yet mentioned green, until Tig named it, who is adorabel on the right skin. I don´t like the namne, otherwise I would own it! I must reconsider if I should get it or not... To let...
  85. Re: green fragrances: sharp, scary, mean, intimidating...oh, yeah...

    On my skin EdP of No 19 is green during the very first minute, but then the roses developes, and the frag becomes almost sweet and poudery. I don´t find it refreshing... But my skin turns everything...
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    Re: Grown up Gourmand?

    I third my newest frag, Hermes Elixir des Merveilles, and I secound Cartier Le Baiser du Dragon. Both are grown up, and not so obvious gourmands.
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    Re: SotD - Friday, 16th May 2008

    How nice with a Chanel scent synchronising day!

    I am joining noggs, distortech and dora with

    Chanel no 19
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    Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    Favourite cheapie: Madame Rochas, Stella Rose Absolute and SJP Lovely

    Favourite costly: My Guerlains and Chanels.
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    Re: whats your man-magnet ?

    Samsara is what gives me most compliments from men.
  90. Re: Recs please... what florals could you wear for a big night out?

    An aldehydic floral, who is great if it suits you, is Madame Rochas. Not so big price, either. Worth a try!
    And, of course, there is the most sold perfume in the world, also an aldehydic floral,...
  91. Re: your favourite light spring female fragrance?

    Really great suggestions above, I do agree with many of them!

    I would like to add Chanel Cristalle EdT. It is a one of a kind-perfume, and if it suits you, you will adrore it. It is the frag I am...
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    Not so new no more...

    Giggle and titter!

    I have just written some perfumes-reviews to Basenotes. And I noticed that I for the first time is writing "I might get a bottle in the future".

    The obsession for perfumes...
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    Re: Scents you've TRIED to love and can't

    I have also tried Prada for a long period. It can be adorable, but when just a little too much is puted in, this one STINKS. I have given it up today. Thankfully, Prada Infusion d´Iris is working on...
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    Re: How many can you test?

    It depends - if I really want to test a perfume, want to know how it developes on my skin, it is only one! I don´t want to mix it with other perfumes.

    But if I just want a picture of the perfumes...
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    Re: Fragrances like Angel

    Is it only me who finds similaritys between Angel and L´Heure Bleu? The best one of these two is without no doubt L´Heure Bleu! Of course this is on my skin...
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    Re: APRIL!!! What did you buy?

    Prada Infusion d´Iris 50 mL EdP and 250 mL bodylotion.

    I shouldn´t buy this perfume... But now I have bought it anyhow! And it is totally adorable, so I am really glad I did! It must be one of the...
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    Re: Your favourite all-rounder?

    Tested for a year and a half, all this time the very best all-rounder: Chanel No 19. Of course the perfume is the best, but I am changing from having the EdP on the secound place to having the EdT as...
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    Re: March Purchases?

    I do like my new frag, Fendi Palazzo EdP, so today i got the bodylotion as well. No deo avaliable, I´m afraid, but Palazzo works with the deo of Chanel No 5.
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    Re: March Purchases?

    I almost managed to not buy anything this month...

    But today I got myself a 30 mL bottle of Fendi Palazzo. I have not regreted the buy yet, it is a fun perfume!
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    Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    I think I have read Stella McCartney Stella (Rose Absolute) five times in this thread already, and I want to write it once more, for a lovely pure rose-fragance (at least on my skin), who is...
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