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    Re: Dsquared2 Potion

    Bought this in Harvey Nicks today. Very incensey and lovely.Supposed to be for men, but seems pretty unisex to me.
  2. Re: Fragrances I would Like to Try on my London visit!

    Lee, Liberty is a must; the le Labos are £80 for 50ml, and they stock Miller Harris there too (including the Liberty's exclusive Rose en Noir or whatever it's called).

    The Prada exlusives are...
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    Re: What do you all think of these perfumes?

    Iris Pallida is completely different from Verte Violette. VV is a sweet, green pretty violet, and IP is dry, complex and vegetal.

    Ormonde Woman is simply gorgeous, and it has a classic feel, but...
  4. Thread: Patchouly

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    Re: Patchouly

    I love Borneo - a great coffee- and liquorice- tinged patchouli. The Profumum is also very good, as is the Mazzolari.

    But my most favourite patch has to be the new Comme des Garcons Luxe...
  5. Thread: Ormonde Jayne

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    Re: Ormonde Jayne

    Tolu and Ormonde Woman are my favourites. Ta'if, strangely, smells like glue to me - I don't get any of the rose or dates that most others detect! If I were going to add a third bottle, it would a...
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    Re: Congratulations, Grant and Danielle!

    Woohoo! Great news! Hope the new baby is better very soon.

    Boy or girl?
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    Re: Mint and chocolate?

    You could try the new Covet by SJP. I get more chocolate-lime from it, but it's a definite gourmand chocolate/green note.
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    Re: luscious cargo experience?

    I had a miserable experience with an order last November - they failed to respond to my many emails when the order showed no sign of shipping before Christmas. Eventually I got one long and gushing...
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    Re: Your Three favorite Italian Perfumes

    Gosh, makes me realise how many Italian perfumes I love...hard to narrow it down to just three:

    Profumum Ambra Aurea
    Carthusia Ligea la Sirena
    i Profumi de Firenze Ambra del Nepal
  10. Thread: ocean smell

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    Re: ocean smell

    I found Profumum's Acqua di Sale to be the most amazing iodine-y marine smell. A couple of tiny dabs on my wrist, and DH always murmurs 'seaside....'
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    Are the new Tom Fords in London yet?

    Does anyone know if the Private Blends are in Harrods/ Harvey Nicks/ John Lewis yet?

    I called Selfridges, who said they expect them 'in the summer'.

    I'd somehow got the impression they were...
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    Re: New: Infusion d'Iris By Prada

    Yes, Cuir Ambre (not a name I'd like to have to say if anyone asked me what I was wearing!). There was an Iris, an Carnation (Oeuillet or however you spell it) and...was it a Fleur d'Oranger?

    And...
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    Re: New: Infusion d'Iris By Prada

    Nutmeg, hi! When we were in Roja Dove, the SA told me I could buy one of the Pradas for £140, so I assume they sell them singly now? She certainly pointed to a two-bottle leather container, and...
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    Re: New discovery-Parfums Delrae Amoureuse!!!

    There's nothing in the perfume world quite like that blast of green at the top of Amoureuse, is there? I'm not a lover of green florals, but there's something about Amoureuse that I find myself...
  15. Thread: CK IN2U her

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    Re: CK IN2U her

    What I mainly got from IN2U Her was...grapefruit.

    Seemed a standard, bright, inoffensive CK to me.
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    Re: Scents you were astonished to like?

    Cuir Ottoman. I don't DO leather! I thought this was another unwearable leather scent until the drydown kicked in, and it was utterly swoony and addictive.
  17. Thread: Sense of smell

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    Re: Sense of smell

    It's amazing to me how different the same scent can be to different people...and even to me on different days! Some scents change character completely for me in heatwaves as opposed to cold winter...
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    Re: Leather for women?

    Check out Columbina's blog: http://perfumesmellinthings.blogspot.com/ - on the right are links to just about every possible leather scent.
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    Re: Creed Virgin Island Water - First Review

    I find this quite a clever scent. It's undoubtedly tropical - all coconuts and lime - but manages to avoid being sweet and oily like so many other 'beach' scents. It's as if Creed decided to have a...
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    Basenotes lunch in London - wow!

    Just wanted to say a huge thanks to Danielle and Grant for organising a superb day. Great itinerary, wonderful goody bags, lots of champagne...and all those cream cakes to round off the day! I...
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    Re: POTL or Frapin1270?

    Strange - I just found a mis-filed sample of Frapin 1270 today...didn't like it at all when I first tried it, but today I'm finding it gorgeous! POTL is sweeter and more comforting to me , but 1270...
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    Re: New: Emerald Dream by Estée Lauder.

    Ah, I KNEW I recognised it from somewhere.
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    Re: Terre D'Hermes feminine?????

    Think this is one of those genuinely unisex scents - makes a woman smell kind of free-spirited and outdoorsy, makes a man smell discerning and sophisticated. Seems to lean to the masculine to me -...
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    Re: Sève Exquise by GOBIN DAUDE on ebay

    Afraid I can't get this link to load.
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    Re: Drydown similar to Safran Troublant?

    Someone else spotted the resemblance, but they're right...Bond No. 9 West Side is just like Safrant Troublant, without the saffron.
  26. Re: What scent will you wear to the movie "Perfume"?

    It's my suspicion that a few recent scents have been created with this movie in the back of the nose's mind - scents that smell like unadorned bodies. l'Antimatiere, as mentioned above, smells to me...
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    Re: Coming soon from Mona di Orio: Oiro.

    It's a confusing anagram, though, don't you think? People will inevitable ask for 'Orio' and get flustered when the SA corrects them
  28. Re: Anyone tried the new Limited Ed. Dior? Midnight Charm

    Ho-de-hum-de-hum. Run of the mill fruity floral in utterly seductive bottle, lost amidst the general mayhem of the Dior Christmas counter. No splash, no display, just a small tester left out...
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    Re: Paul Smith Story

    I liked it, but in a police line-up between this and Terre d'Hermes, I couldn't have told the difference! Dry vetiver and smoke.
  30. Re: Jo Malone Napa Leather Collection--Anyone know about this?

    This was mentioned in December's UK 'In Style' - I'd never heard of it either!
  31. Thread: Aomassai?

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    Re: Aomassai?

    I'm utterly addicted to Aomassai. Starts out so sweet it's almost unbearable, but loses the sticky notes almost immediately. Dark woods and nuttiness, hints of liquorice. Lovers of New Haarlem and...
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    Re: Name your sexiest fragrance!

    Musc Ravageur has H all over me...
  33. Re: What's the blandest, most blah scent you've tried?

    Second (or is it third) Euphoria for Men; I found it so generic it was almost a triumph!

    True Star was about as boring as a scent could be, although in stiff competition from Miss Dior Cherie and...
  34. Thread: honey/beeswax

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    Re: honey/beeswax

    I get a distinct beeswax note from Carthusia Ligea La Sirena...though it's not in the notes. Also in SL's Cuir Mauresque, which is pure candle shop to my nose.
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    Re: The 5 Divine scents

    The two men's scents are superb - I liked the women's scents but they're all a little ladylike for me - no skank to speak of! l'Homme Sage is quite wonderful, all smoky woods and perfectly wearable...
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    Re: Heliotrope/almond recommendations?

    I love Jour de Fete, but it's more of a sugared almond than a 'raw' almond, and leans towards the feminine more than most of the l'Artisans. As Barry says, the Mazzolari is superb, but probably even...
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    Re: New at Harvey Nicks in Leeds

    Goodness, I must get into London soon and see what HN have in Knightsbridge. I'm dying to try the Rances. Not so interested in the CSPs - Sephora used to stock them before they closed all the...
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    Re: New: Black Orchid by TOM FORD

    Please tell me the $600 is for the Lalique bottle! The version ordinaire will presumably cost a more normal amount?
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    Re: Elixir Des Merveilles

    Just adding my request to yours, Elmsyrup. I liked EdM, until the drydown when something just goes wrong on my skin. I'd be fascinated to know if the elixir is different.
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    Re: Male fragances for women?

    Bought Habit Rouge for my DH years ago - but he barely got to see the bottle! Love this one...on me. I also love Terre d'Hermes, but the SA I got it from was hugely reluctant to part with...
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    Re: Donna Karens Gold

    Views of this have been so diverse, I'm dying to try it. I wonder when it will reach the UK (Harvey Nicks don't have it yet, AFAIK)?
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    Re: Fumerie Turque blind - worth the gamble?

    FT always strikes me as one of the more sociable Serges. If you can live with AS and Chergui, I wonder if FT might almost be too bland?! (It's smokey but not spicey.)
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    Re: Miller Harris L'Air de Rien

    A few of the Miller Harrises have almost won me over, but not quite. I wonder if this will be the one?
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