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    Indian Sandalwood By Crabtree & Evelyn

    Hi there are no reviews yet in the database and was wondering if anyone can comment.

    I was at the mall today and bought it - I'm a sucker for sandalwood essential oil and hardly come across any...
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    Re: Help me choose for a date.....

    For a first real "date" I always prefer a subtle scent approach vs the bam I can smell my date from across the table. It's always delightful when you catch a whiff when leaning in a bit or walking...
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    Re: Having Problems with Samples!

    I think the aerosolized (sp)/sprayed version is a better sampling than from the vial...I too have begun trying scents from vials and my experience has been the same as OP with many brands. I guess...
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    Re: Scent for Thought

    Yay!
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid

    repeat post.....
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    Re: Tom Ford Black Orchid

    Awesome! +1!
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    Re: Favorite Bargain Fragrances

    I just stumbled across L'Aromarine especially their Vanille priced at $18!! Unbelievably similar to my HG L'Occitane's Vanille from long ago.
  8. Re: Going bonkers trying to find new 'signature scent'!!!

    I might be way off base here but I had pretty much the same experience but with Magie Noire (Lancome) back in the 80's-90's....it was reformulated but u might like it and it's priced well.
  9. Re: Looking for a boozy fragrance to add to my rotation.

    +1, on me the vanilla in SDV almost disappears in the drydown and a real spicy richness emerges.

    Also L'occitane's Immortelle very cognac/syrup booze.............
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    Re: Most Offensive Fragrance

    Giorgio & Chantilly Lace
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    Re: Frying my frags?

    kumquat amazeballs collection!
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    Re: samples on ebay

    sure they would "fake" them............i don't see why anyone would bother to swindle on samples but it's possible but then u can leave feedback and/or go through resolution on ebay........

    as in...
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    Re: Where can I swap/trade colognes?

    run a google search and there are several options out there not sure about their specific requirements though........
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    Re: What happened to all the samples?

    Yes 30 Roses! It was your fabulous NYC shopping trip that has inspired me! I think bringing your own is a fantastic idea (guess there's no shame in my game!). The worst that can happen is they say...
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    Re: nothing smells good on me, what to do?

    lol ;)
  16. Re: If money wasn't an option what would your collection look like??

    samples of everything........

    likely all Italian niche

    a few oldies and private commissions from some top perfumers
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    Re: nothing smells good on me, what to do?

    I kinds feel the same way.....there are so few frag that appeal to me and I've begun the long odyssey of sampling. I've been wondering if there's any evidence to support the interference of foods...
  18. Re: Tom Ford Private Blend Black Violet- too feminine

    I've sampled both and really prefer TL for some reason BV is very essential oil patchouly-like on me. I think ur right about it possibly being a tad on the feminine side. Anyway not sure how the...
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    Re: What happened to all the samples?

    ^ Oh didn't think of the stealing angle but in the US I don't think it would be seen as in that bad of form seeing as the bottles are sitting on the counter for the public to use (within reason). I...
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    Re: What happened to all the samples?

    In my area Nordies is very liberal w/ the samples sometimes giving me 2.5ml generic spray bottles per scent (spray decants)...I think I took home 5 samples from my last trip (2 TF, Guerlain, Bond 9,...
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    Re: Best Gourmands!

    Designer Guerlain SDV
    Niche Farmacia SS Annunziata Cara, Farmacia Vaniglia, Omnia Madera, Profumum Roma (several)
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    Re: summer frags with character

    +1 but a much cheaper alternative is Borsari Acqua Classica.
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    Re: The Beck's Sampling Guidlines

    lol "waffle cone."

    How about certain "genitalia" references (not that I know of any)?
  24. Re: Strangest and rudeest question ever: any of the Basenotes ladies got complimented by other ladie

    My mom loves the original Kate Spade on me and I regularly bought her fb until it was discontinued recently........she said it reminded her of a flower in Korea that brought back fond memories. ...
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    Re: Leather notes recommendations?

    +2.
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    Re: SotD: 4 January 2012

    Nothing until the mail came and my new bottle of L'Occitane's Immortelle arrived...yummy!
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    Re: Floral, fruity, fun?

    Annick Goutal Quel Amor! Rose, peach and a mere hint of mint somewhere.....tart and fruit all the way.
  28. Re: New splits for 2012! B#9 | Creed | Guerlain | MDCI | M di Orio | Puredistance| Tom Ford | Xerjo

    SDV - 30ml please!!
  29. Re: What's Your Favorite Scents of the Vanilla Variety?

    Another vote for SDV but sillage and longevity are not great.

    Longing to try Profumum Vanitas......
  30. Re: Vanilla fragrance, similar to L'Occitane's?

    Oh no I sooo feel ur pain! I happen to be in mourning over L'Occitane's Vanilla (precursor to Eau des Vanilliers in the late 90's early 2000's or so). I still have about 1/2 bottle left and nurse...
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    Re: Why do I like so few scents??? :-(

    I completely relate and have felt very discouraged often in the past when exploring fragrance. It can become very costly hunting down samples and a bit disheartening when u think you're close to...
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    Re: Favorite Guerlain Fragrance?

    +1...
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    Poll: Re: Niche/High-End Sweet Vanilla?

    Just sampled both and neither is an uncomplicated vanilla imo...

    I made some notes:

    I Profumi - soft w/ floral notes (orchid?) Very light, airy, perfumey almost no discernable vanilla on dry...
  34. Thread: Indolic?

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    Re: Indolic?

    Wow. clearly there's some measure of confusion over the term so why not petition to close the thread if it's been "reasonably well answered?"

    Welcome to BN!
  35. Re: Any other niche fragrances you find extraordinary?

    I usually gravitate towards niche scents but after having just sampled 17+ niche fragrances I can honestly say that Guerlain topped them all at least in the vanilla category and to me that was eye...
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    Re: Pure Vanilla fragrance? (No Other Notes)

    Omnia Madera pleasantly surprising long-lasting true vanilla, linear with some smoke in it. Very similar to Kiehl's essential oil but with less grit and dirt aura. For comparable effect go w/...
  37. Thread: Indolic?

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    Re: Indolic?

    I think it refers to a pee-pee smell for lack of another descriptive, slighty urine-like, sweet and pungent. Unfortunately for me TV dries down to strong indoles on me :(
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    Re: SotD Saturday *24 December*

    It's not morning yet but I know it's gonna be a Spiritueuese Double Vanille day!
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    +1
    would love to split!
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    Re: The happy medium ???

    Interesting question. I think the person that is truly him/herself outshines all others too.

    Wear whatever u love.
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille vs Tuscan Leather

    Just sampled both and very torn.....TV dries down into a pee-pee smell (damn indoles) on me but I still love it so and considering a split. TL is just amazing and longer lasting on my skin. I think...
  42. Re: Maximizing Projection and Longevity from a Fragrance

    Been wondering this myself as everything I sample lately instantly disappears into my skin - yes even TFTV! I guess the best thing is find a formulation that just stays on your skin.
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    Re: Bottega Veneta

    Hmmm...very soapy almost immediately on me and then dries down to spicey-spice, almost no leather detectable for me. Will try again I very much want to love this but so far disappointed.
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    Re: SOTD -Friday ,23 December 2011

    Omnia Madera....Yum Vanilla!
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    Re: Perfumes in Pregnancy

    Thanks Aiona I stumbled upon your preggo thread from 2009. I see that u lost enthusiasm for many of your past loves but did u develop any new unexpected finds post partum?

    I never had the...
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    Re: Perfumes in Pregnancy

    Thank you everyone for weighing in on this unique time for a scent enthusiast! I completely agree with the "aversion" thing that happens. Some moms I know complain that what they used to love they...
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    Perfumes in Pregnancy

    Hi new to BN and I could really use some input. I'm about 24 weeks into my 3rd pregnancy and have really been jonesing to buy some new fragrances.

    My sniffer seems to be all over the place these...
  48. Re: New Freebie Offer: Annick Goutal Decant (SCROLL DOWN)

    Awesome thanks so much!!!
  49. Re: New Freebie Offer: Annick Goutal Decant (SCROLL DOWN)

    Hi there if the decant is still available I would absolutely love to have it! Will pm.
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