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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Bois 1920 is unexpected. What do you like about them? What do you recommend?
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Interesting choices. I have heard of Hové but have never been to New Orleans.

    What about Arquiste do you like? What do you recommend?
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 20th October, 2019

    Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier
  4. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I am about 3 and a half hours into one modest spray of Areej Le Doré War & Peace on the inside of my left wrist/forearm.

    I decided to start with the most unwearable of the four samples in the set....
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    My Areej Le Doré 5th series samples came today. My, my. They came in a square black velvet box. Even fancier than the Histoires des Parfums or Ormonde Jayne sample sets.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th October, 2019

    SOTN Areej Le Doré War & Peace
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 19th October, 2019

    Bebe Sheer

    ComDiva, I found the house of Oriza L. Legrand to be interesting as heck (but not particularly wearable). Rêve d'Ossian was the most enigmatic incense scent I've ever tried - like most...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 18th October, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Lily of the Valley
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    Re: Your 3 Favorite Niche Houses

    Dior, Maison Martin Margiela, E. Marinella, Tom Ford, and Comme des Garcons are all designer houses as far as I am concerned.

    I seem to prefer the designer houses myself so far, although the...
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    .....my 30 year old bottle of Chanel Coco.

    I liked the scent but it was not for every day or every season, which is why it took me so long to finish it off.
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 16th October, 2019

    Mary Chess Tapestry
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 15th October, 2019

    Chanel Coco
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    I'm sure it will be to someone else's gain, ClockworkAlice. Those are good scents, if not for you, then for someone else.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Pedi: Sinful Colors Jam Out

    Mani: China Glaze Harvest Moon
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 14th October, 2019

    Mary Chess Strategy
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - October 2019

    Votivo Grey Vetiver
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    Re: Identify Perfume

    It looks to me like Oscar de la Renta Oscar.

    Or perhaps a flanker of it.
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    Re: Unable to view all pages of thread

    New posts to "Welcome to Just Starting Out..." are not showing now.
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    I don't think I've paid that much for shipping/handling fees of anything ever, but I still placed an order anyway because I have been interested in this house for quite a while.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 12th October, 2019

    Mary Chess Yram
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 11th October, 2019

    Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2019

    Surely most of us have an Eau de Cologne in our wardrobes.

    Or an Atelier Cologne.

    Or Jo Malone Cologne.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 10th October, 2019

    MP&G Route Du Vétiver
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 9th October, 2019

    SOTE
    Estée Lauder Tuberose Gardenia

    Ine, I know it's a pain when a renter has to move. I hope you and your boyfriend can find a place that will allow you to have a pet.
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - October 2019

    Miller Harris Reine de la Nuit
  26. Re: The Perfumed Echoes: Société des Parfums Lucien Lelong

    Princess Natalia Paley was married to Lucien Lelong from 1927-1937. She was the daughter of Grand Duke Paul of Russia by his second wife, and both her father and brother Prince Vladimir Paley were...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 8th October, 2019

    Dame Perfumery Dark Horse
  28. Re: Obscure vintage masterpieces - what do you think they are?

    vintage Lubin Nuit de Longchamp - 1937
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Okay, I have a problem with this remark. While this is entirely one's own opinion one is entitled to have, nevertheless I feel this Kafkaesque blogger person whom I otherwise know nothing about has a...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 7th October, 2019

    Banana Republic Neroli Woods
  31. Re: Houses you want to like but don’t - what’s on your list?

    When I say "I wanted to like it" I mean that I was attracted by some esthetic feel for the house or perfumer. I was drawn to the house by something and my curiosity was piqued.

    I tried much of...
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    Re: Areej le Doré : The Official Discussion Thread

    Half an hour ago I bought myself the new sample set for my birthday without any problem and got a paypal receipt.

    The sound of these scents are generally outside of my comfort range but the word...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 5th October, 2019

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Seville à L'Aube
  34. Re: Issues with seasonal allergies and sense of smell

    My nose hasn't stopped running since late August and I had a low grade headache throughout the entire month of September until a couple of days ago. I take claritin and aleve for it everyday, but my...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 4th October, 2019

    Superstitious
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 3rd October, 2019

    Lancôme Climat
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    Re: Today I bought October 2019

    Man, you are giving me Diorenvy. Congratulations!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 2nd October, 2019

    Welcome back to posting, Whitefluffy!

    Chanel Coco
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    Re: Eight new Aquas by Le Couvent des Minimes

    I guess so. From a press release: "Jean-Claude Ellena, one of the greatest perfumers in the world, Director of Olfactive Creation of the Couvent des Minimes"


    5 more new scents in the new...
  40. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Elizabeth and James Nirvana White

    Just a simple little floral - peony, lily-of-the-valley, & musk, all notes that I love.

    This is not for anyone looking for great perfumery. It's just a thing...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 30th September, 2019

    Elizabeth & James Nirvana White
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    Re: The Venerable House of Rochas

    Back in the late 80s I had a mini of Femme. My gay boss loved to smell it on me. However, to me it smelled like basil and I kept looking around for the pizza I was getting a whiff of. It was not my...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 29th September, 2019

    Green bell pepper? Have you smelled Hermès Eau de Gentiane Blanche? That's exactly what it smells like.

    Chanel Coco again
  44. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018 - 2019

    Sukhi will be getting the package from me.
  45. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018 - 2019

    I have received a reply to my offer by pm although it hasn't appeared yet in the thread as I advised.
  46. Sticky: Re: Free to a Good Home - Men's Giveaway Thread 2017 - 2018 - 2019

    CONUS only


    Since I will be paying for packing and shipping

    ONE free package containing ALL of the following:

    1.5 ml sample (minus one spray) of Francesca Bianchini Under My Skin extrait
    ...
  47. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    Too inexpensive to pass up

    Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black

    Normally I stay away from vanilla scents, but since nearly everything has at least a little of the note in it, that's not really...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    I just can't stay away from TJ Maxx:

    John Varvatos Artisan Pure

    Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black and Nirvana White
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 28th September, 2019

    I hope we can get board performance issues fixed soon. I see posts are missing from some threads.

    Elizabeth and James Nirvana Black
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 27th September, 2019

    Chanel Coco
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - September 2019

    Miller Harris La Pluie
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 25th September, 2019

    John Varvatos Artisan Pure
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - September 2019

    Votivo Grey Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 24th September, 2019

    Thierry Mugler Miroir des Secrets
  55. Poll: Re: How many bottles have you bought in the last few months?

    Apparently fragrancenet hates Australians. North Americans are safe.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 23rd September, 2019

    Chanel Coco
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    OPI It's a Piazza Cake

    - - - Updated - - -

    Essie Say It Ain't Soho
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 22nd September, 2019

    Good for you, kbe!

    Serge Lutens Gris Clair
  59. Thread: House of Caron

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    Re: House of Caron

    Ah, I meant to mention that the original version I had was Fleurs de Rocaille (1934). Some kind of chicanery led to another scent by them to be named Fleur(no s) de Rocaille. (1993)
  60. Thread: House of Caron

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    Re: House of Caron

    I think that the Bellodgia edt and another late century one I had were less complex smelling than the edp's typically were. Oh they'll be strong enough, maybe just more linear. Bellodgia was just a...
  61. Thread: House of Caron

    by Zilpha
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    Re: House of Caron

    Pre reformulation Carons were fabulous perfumes. The edt versions may not impress so much. They were upscale, luxury scents - very classy - you could get them decanted from urns. I really miss...
  62. Re: What is each designer's magnum opus? (Female edition)

    Balenciaga Michelle
    Calvin Klein Calvin Klein
    Chanel Bois des Iles
    Dior Diorrissimo
    Dolce & Gabbana Dolce & Gabbana
    Fendi Fendi (original)
    Armani Gio
    Givenchy L'Interdit (original)
    Gucci Eau...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 21st September, 2019

    Joining Trilby Lark in

    Chanel Coco
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    Re: Lumira: The Official Discussion Thread

    The link directed me to a dedicated US site. The candles are 300g! Why so big? But go for the same price as a standard Diptyque 190g. The oils are not cheap, though.
    Nice looking house. Let us know...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 20th September, 2019

    Tocco Cleopatra

    It's actually warm and sunny here, not autumnal at all.


    I'm reminded that I love Coco too and need to finish focus on it.
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    Re: Lumira: The Official Discussion Thread

    Neither of my go-to chandlers purvey them, so I've never heard of them. How did you discover them? Where are they located?
  67. Re: And it happened - asked not to wear perfume to work

    I have a niece who insists she is allergic to perfume. That's like saying you are allergic to food. You are allergic to some perfume note or notes; you are not allergic to all of them.

    I wonder if...
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - September 2019

    Votivo Grey Vetiver
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 19th September, 2019

    Hermès Un Jardin en Méditerranée
  70. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    JD Jeffrey Dame Musc Neutre by Hugh Spencer, not yet in the directory

    I like a lot of solo smells but I think musk, which I adore, serves me best as a base for other notes, usually florals as in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 18th September, 2019

    Jeffrey Dame Musc Neutre

    not in the directory yet
  72. Thread: YSL Libre EDP

    by Zilpha
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    Re: YSL Libre EDP

    Welcome to basenotes, GreenChypreGoddess. Libre is a pretty new scent so you may be one of the first to sample it. I'm looking forward to seeing how you like it. (I, too, don't go for heavy...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 17th September, 2019

    Penhaligon's Castile
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    Re: Today I Finished...

    A 25 year old mini of Gloria Vanderbilt V

    actually a rather nice scent.

    I don't know why it took so long - I guess when one has a lot of options, it just takes longer to finish, plus I've gone...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 16th September, 2019

    Impressive work, Quarry.

    Gloria Vanderbilt V
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 15th September, 2019

    Guerlain Insolence
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - September 2019

    Miller Harris La Pluie
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 14th September, 2019

    Diptique 34 Boulevard Saint Germain edt
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 13th September, 2019

    Crabtree & Evelyn West Indian Lime
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Sinful Colors

    pedi - Breaking Bland

    mani - Rorange

    - - - Updated - - -

    Would I like to buy my first Deborah Lippmann nail polish for 78% off? Why, yes, TJ Maxx. Yes, I would.
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 12th September, 2019

    Narciso Rodriguez For Her
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 11th September, 2019

    Atelier Cologne Bergamote Soleil
  83. Re: Post a note and the best example of that note in a fragrance

    Juniper berry - Ex Nihilo Cologne 352

    Tolu balsam - Ormonde Jayne Tolu or Rochas Absolu

    Lemon blossom - Serge Lutens Fleurs de Citronnier

    Carnation - Caron Bellodgia or Floris Malmaison
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 10th September, 2019

    Estée Lauder Private Collection
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    Re: Room Scent Of The Day - September 2019

    Miller Harris Reine de La Nuit
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 9th September, 2019

    Narciso Rodriquez For Her L'Absolu
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    Re: What perfume lifts your spirits?

    I find the frangipani note to be uplifting.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 8th September, 2019

    L'Artisan Parfumeur Histoires d'Orangers

    Glad to have this one back in my wardrobe.


    Nice luck with your ma's present for you, Clockwork Alice.
  89. Re: Name the fragrance you tried/smelled today for the first time. (Feminine fragrances edition!)

    I was too excited to wait any longer and have applied my first wearing of Tom Ford Metallique.

    For the opening, the first thing that came to my mind is "this smells masculine to me" which may well...
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    Re: Today I bought September 2019

    Replaced my decant of L'Artisan Parfumeur Histoire d'Orangers

    and got a sample of Tom Ford Métallique.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 7th September, 2019

    A Lab On Fire And The World Is Yours
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    Eight new Aquas by Le Couvent des Minimes

    Why did I ever think Jean-Claude Ellena had retired?

    He allegedly worked on all of these. They are posted in the New Releases thread.
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    Re: Audacious by NARS

    Thanks for the info. I'd love to get a sample of this.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 6th September, 2019

    Dawn Spencer Hurwitz White Lilac
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 5th September, 2019

    Serge Lutens Clair de Musc
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 4th September, 2019

    Ormonde Jayne Ta'if
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 3rd September, 2019

    Penhaligon's English Fern
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 2nd September, 2019

    SOTE Narciso Rodriguez Fleur Musc
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Orly Leading Lady
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 1st September, 2019

    La Perla La Perla
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