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    Re: Givenchy Pi...can a woman pull it off?

    That's what it smelled like to me when I sampled it. I ended up with a mini bottle and now have a full bottle. I tried it on my husband but I like the scent better on me:)
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    off smell on the bottle I have....

    I just got a bottle of Very Irresistible and it doesn't smell like the sample....there is an off smell to the perfume. Could it have gone bad? Is there an expiration date I can check on the bottle,...
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    Re: Perfume aficionados and cosmetics philosophy

    I put on a finisher most days, a bit of eyeshadow (neutral) and use black eyeshadow to lightly line my eyes instead of mascara. Wear Covergirl Tru-shine for lipstick because it is so sheer. And that...
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    Re: Who here wears Lancome frags?

    I have tried Hypnose but will have to sample it again to be sure I really like it before purchasing it down the road.
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    Re: Your best Steals & Deals!

    No slams from me. I have a *limited* fragrance budget so that's where I go. I've gotten Sun Moon Stars for 9.99, Oxygene for 12.99, Portfolio Elite for 7.00. I'm happy with those.
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    Neutrogena Body Oil questions inside

    I use the Neutrogena Body Oil light sesame scent after showering. I love it because it sinks right in but also gives me a light scent. I can wear Givenchy Pi over it and it does fine...but....not for...
  7. Re: Is it me or are vial atomizer samples just not enough?

    Depends on your skin chemistry. I got my husband a sample of the Burberry Brit and he used it several times. Lasted on him.

    I've sprayed myself like 8-9 times with a fragrance (eau de parfum...
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    Re: What did you NOT buy today?

    I didn't buy a full bottle of Givenchy Pi, although I love wearing it. Working on the mini bottle and the other fragrance samples fellow bn'rs have sent me. Trying to hold out as long as I can:)
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    Re: Recent observations from others

    4711 smells like tacos to my daughter (11)...no not Taco Bell but the Mexican tacos with Carne Asade, Cilantro, cabbage, onions and either freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice or both. She's...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday 30 January 2008

    givenchy pi
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    Re: Diff. between blue box and gold box Shalimar?

    Thank you.
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    Diff. between blue box and gold box Shalimar?

    I was at Rite Aid and they had two Shalimar, both Eau de Toillette, but one was in the blue box and one was in the gold box. What is the difference?
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    Re: Are You a Victim of Marketing?

    I don't care who makes it, if I don't like it I won't buy it. Although......

    I haven't bothered to try a Paris, or Brittany or (insert pop-tart/starlet) fragrance because of the marketing so maybe...
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    Cover Girl Tru Shine lipstick

    I got this based on a rec. from a post here. I LOVE it. I have it in Blushberry Shine and Lavender Shine. I'm returning the Lavender Shine as it is too pink on me. The blushberry is perfect for me...
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    Re: Indian Earth & Rubiglo - does anyone use it?

    That looks interesting. I may have to try some.
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    Re: Recent Compliments

    well...hubby said I smelled good last nice but.....I was testing Ellen Tracy on one hand and VS Heavenly on the other hand. When I asked him which scent he smelled he drew a blank....maybe it was the...
  17. Re: Portfolio Elite for Women by Perry Ellis, can't find any reviews.

    I ended up getting this for only $7. I like it. The peach stands out for me. My nose isn't quite refined enough to pick out other notes...
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    Re: Make up your mind!!

    For a sotd it may take a couple of minutes while I'm checking out the weather, mood, time, place etc.

    For purchase....depends....it took me two samples of Givenchy Pi, then I bought the mini...
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    Re: Perfume Salespeople - your experiences?

    I've had mixed experiences with SA's.

    At Sephora one was really nice. I was looking to buy my husband a new cologne and she showed me several and gave me samples of Dunhill and Burberry Brit.
    ...
  20. Portfolio Elite for Women by Perry Ellis, can't find any reviews.

    Has anyone tried this? What did you think?

    This is what I've found out about it but reviews are scarce...is it that bad in real life???

    Portfolio Elite by Perry Ellis opens with the sparkle of...
  21. Re: Fragrances that feel like good friends, not loves?

    I haven't tried much but so far my loves are:

    For several years now:
    Les Covent Minimes Lemon Verbena: It's so fresh in the summer (it gets in the 100's here). It's discontinued now:( I have a...
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    Re: Ladies advice needed for a cologne...

    Not easy to answer....and this coming from a full blooded German.

    If I were you I would wear what made you most comfortable, perhaps not too overwhelming but a scent she would want to lean in to...
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    Re: Have a first date tonight

    If you already went on the first date and she seemed to like being near you (near enough to smell you ) then wear the same cologne. If you continue to go out she will (hopefully) always remember your...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 12 January

    Givenchy Pi
  25. Re: Are you "retiring" any fragrances from your collection?

    Well since I'm new to discovering fragrances I don't have much to write.

    I wore Vanilla Fields to death in the early 90's, hadn't smelled it for years, tested it and wow....at first I thought they...
  26. Re: Today's Wish List...Your Top Three Desired Scents

    There are soooo many choices for a newbie that it just overwhelms me. Chanel No.19 is the only one I can think of that I want to try this minute but I have a list of perfumes that I will hopefully...
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    Re: What fragrance gifts did you give away?

    Well...I have a bottle of Yves Rocher Chevrefeuille from about 13 years ago(when does perfume go bad???). I haven't actually given it away. Guess I have a case of the guilties. Luckily my almost 11...
  28. Re: Bath & Body Works SANDALWOOD ROSE...what comes close to this scent?

    Ok...still on my quest:)

    I received Madini Kamary and it smells nothing like the BBW Sandalwood Rose, so I scratched that one off the list.

    After reading the ingredients on the lotion bottle...
  29. Re: Are you a diva in scent only or all-around glam?

    I'm rather nondescript in my wardrobe. Mostly bootcut jeans and turtlenecks or capris and 3/4 sleeve blouses. Comfort is a big must since I home school three kids, have housework and yard work and...
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    Re: Anyone ordered from thechemistrystore.com?

    I have the lotion of this and LOVE it.

    I wanted to see if this would make a perfume oil? I'm assuming the oil you get needs to be diluted with jojoba oil correct? Or do you use it straight?
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    Anyone ordered from thechemistrystore.com?

    I've been looking for a sandalwood rose scent that Bath and Body Works discontinued from their aromatherapy line.

    I found this and wanted to see if anybody has ordered from them and what their...
  32. Re: List of 2008 fragrance releases - which ones are you excited about?

    Omg...I can't believe these are all debuting...how is one to try them all (not to be taken literally)....
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    What elusive scent are you searching for?

    Since I am in the beginning of my scent journey I have lots and lots to try and will have fun doing it.

    I have found several everyday wear scents mostly for spring/summer but a nice winter/fall...
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    Re: Today I bought... (January, 2008)

    Because I''ve been such a good girl this year;) I bought:

    Sun, Moon Stars by Lagerfeld = Saw this at Marshalls for 9.99 and got it. I like it. A little tart but sweet (to my untrained nose) and...
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    Re: Do you let your 5 yr old wear cologne?

    lol....does she also treat cat poo as tootsie roll treats???

    Thank you for everyone's suggestions. Now I have something to go by.

    When we were little we were allowed to get those tiny 4711...
  36. Re: Celebrity fragrances...do you wear them...would you?

    I have to remember that because I can be rather judgmental at times. OH and I'm really good at showing my ignorance too;) Something I'm working on....
  37. Celebrity fragrances...do you wear them...would you?

    I have no interest in wearing celebrity fragrances. I don't want to smell like Britney, Celine, Paris, etc... I figure they will be discontinued in a year or two anyway.

    They could very well be...
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    Do you let your 5 yr old wear cologne?

    So my two daughters and I are spritzing on different perfumes (theirs are the body splashes in raspberry, freesia, warm vanilla sugar types) and my 5 year old son wants to smell good too.
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    Re: Best Victoria's Secrets Perfume?

    Lol....that (and the $$) is why I haven't been tempted too much by dept. store fragrances. Most of them smell like perfume and similar to my untrained nose. I "thought" I was upgrading to dept. store...
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    Re: Your discoveries of 2007 and plans for 2008

    Since I'm just a newbie I don't have much to write;)

    Having been here all of maybe two weeks I have discovered:
    -top,middle and basenotes
    -there may not be just one scent for me (takes a load of...
  41. Re: Bath & Body Works SANDALWOOD ROSE...what comes close to this scent?

    lol...I've been calling them everyday but they haven't got any in:(
  42. Re: Bath & Body Works SANDALWOOD ROSE...what comes close to this scent?

    Ohh...I'll have to try that one. I went over to their site and they sound enticing. I will definitely get a sample pack. I already picked 9 scents so I'll have to whittle it down to 5.
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    Re: Best Victoria's Secrets Perfume?

    I just got some samples from VS but haven't tried them yet (they came free with an order I placed). Probably take me a week so I can devote a full day to each scent:)



    I'm new here and have...
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    Re: Kadota

    Now I can't wait to get my samples.
  45. Re: Bath & Body Works SANDALWOOD ROSE...what comes close to this scent?

    I only spend money there on their sales and when I get coupons too. Sandalwood Rose was on their 75% off table otherwise I probably wouldn't even have noticed it. Now I could kick myself for not...
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    Re: Travel size bottles - 3 oz. or 3.4 oz?

    http://www.tsa.gov/311/index.shtm

    3 -- All liquids, gels and aerosols must be in 3-ounce or smaller containers. Larger containers that are half-full or toothpaste tubes rolled up are not allowed....
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    Re: SotD Friday 28 December

    sandalwood rose BBW.....just got it yesterday and LOVE it.
  48. Bath & Body Works SANDALWOOD ROSE...what comes close to this scent?

    I just got some body lotion of this and I am in love. It is discontinued though:( They sometimes have it at their semi-annual sale (going on right now) but it's hit and miss on whether they have...
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    Re: Today I bought... (for December 2007)

    I bought a mini bottle of Givenchy Pi for ME:)
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    Re: Givenchy Pi...can a woman pull it off?

    Thank you for the responses. I've been wearing it all day and the smell is lasting. There's just something about it.....It's not a perfume..it's a scent...does that make sense?
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    Givenchy Pi...can a woman pull it off?

    I've been trying various new scents and I like Givenchy Pi on me. Hubby liked it on me but not on him. How would you react to a woman wearing it? Would it be offputting? Too masculine?

    I've heard...
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    Formula X by dhs

    I read this is a way to find what scents smell good on you. Have you tried it? What do you think?

    Here is the description:
    DSH SPECIAL FORMULA X:
    DSH description: "The formula that I developed...
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