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    Re: SotD 1 January 2011!

    Happy New Year to all! :smiley:

    Sampling the contemplative Silver Factory on one hand and the constantly changing Traversee du Bosphore on the other. I'm sure there's a new year's moral in there...
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    Re: What does your significant other wear?

    Hes always liked scents, but my recent perfume obsession has widened his collection quite a bit. Im always throwing samples his way, and the following have stuck: he looooves CdG Avignon and...
  3. Poll: Re: What percentage of your wardrobe is discontinued, limited edition, or pre-reformulated?

    What a good poll -- thanks, Quarry!

    I tend to be discontinue-phobic, and have often not allowed myself to seek out vintage stuff out of fear of falling in love with what I cannot (without great...
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    Re: SotD Monday 20 December

    Cold Monday morning calls for a comfort scent today. Since the sky is so gray, I'll pick two:

    Mazzolari Allessandro (powdery almond) on one arm &
    Guerlain Cuir Beluga (velvety vanilla suede) on...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 19 December 2010

    Happy Sunday!

    I'm wearing Atelier Cologne Bois Blonds - a lovely, sweet/fresh woods scent that's perfect for this overcast morning...

    Have a wonderful day, everyone! :smiley:


    ETA:...
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    Re: Love Organza Indecence - other suggestions?

    Hi there,

    Lots of great suggestions here :)

    I'd also second Sonoma Scent Studio's scents -- I've been blown away by their gorgeousness; another one you may like is Sienna Musk (sweet and...
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 04 December 2010

    Good morning!

    Wearing Maison Francis Kurkdjian's Lumiere Noire Pour Femme, while watching the sun rise. A lovely, if contradictory, combo! :smiley:

    Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!:beer:
  8. Re: SOTD-Synchronized Friday the 22nd of October - House of Bvlgari

    Shoot! I forgot about synchronized Fridays, and have already doused myself with samples of MDCI Vepres Siciliennes (on one wrist) and Hermes Osmanthe Yunnan (on the other). I'll be a big ol' fruity...
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    Re: Burning match smell

    I definitely get the “PVC/Vinyl” accord in Parisienne – and to my nose, it’s weirdly close to a burning match (but only the first few seconds – the sulfur part, not necessarily the smoky part): it...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game Part 2

    P for Palisander by CdG :)
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    Re: Your current Top 5 Gourmand scents?

    My very vanilla-heavy list:

    L'Artisan Havana Vanille - gently smoky and lush
    Lostmarc'h Lann-Ael - creamy, creamy, creamy
    Musc Ravageur - sweet spices
    VC&A Orchidee Vanille - awfully sweet, but...
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20 August 2010

    Quarry, you're too sweet, and your adventures look amazing - can't wait to see you starring on PBS!! :)
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    Re: SOTD Friday 20 August 2010

    Scent twin today! :D

    I'm also wearing this lovely fragrance from a sample given to me by a by a very sweet and generous BNer (wonder if she's the same one? :wink:)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17 August 2010

    30 Roses: My husband likes it, too! (says it smells a little like wine). Maybe if I give him my sample, he might be compelled to get some, so I can see if it continues to grow on me :)


    Quarry,...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 17 August 2010

    Good morning! I'm sampling Byredo's Pulp today -- super tart, tart, tart blackcurrant. I like it better than the first time I tried it - maybe tart blackcurrants are growing on me.

    Hmm... come to...
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    Re: SotD - Monday the 16th of August

    DSH Tubereuse today -- just got it, and really enjoying the sweet creamy lightness :)

    Have a wonderful Monday, everyone!
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    Re: Wishing for mini's in a coffret ~

    Very, very much agree - I'm a total sucker for variety in fragrance and other material things (i.e., I'm a big fan of tapas, and have often been known to order a bunch of appetizers instead of an...
  18. Re: Which frags have you purchased more than twice...

    Mmmm... Musc Ravageur! Smelling this right now, thanks to a totally lovely and *wonderful* basenoter! :) Reading these lists is awe-inspiring -- I've only become fragrance obsessed in the past six...
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday the 28th of July

    Good morning everyone! Today is Van Cleef & Arpels Gardenia Petale - soft & green & sweet & pretty :) Have a great day!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 July

    chayaruchama -- you're so sweet!! (and smell so lovely!) :) :)
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 July

    Kilian's Beyond Love - a little like bathing in tuberose - I love it! :bath:
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    Re: Boston 2010 Basenotes World Wide Meet-Up

    Your French sounded positively and beautifully mellifluous to my Bostonian ears! :smiley:

    xox
    phthalo
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    Re: Boston 2010 Basenotes World Wide Meet-Up

    (re-post from the original thread - just wanted to be sure to thank everyone really thoroughly!) :smiley:

    To all who went, I just wanted to say thank you again for such an amazing time this...
  24. Re: UPDATED JULY 20th 1st Annual US Basenotes Weekend July 24-25, 2010

    To all who went, I just wanted to say thank you for such an amazing time this weekend! Im a local, but never knew how many great fragrance adventures were to be found in Boston! And as newbie, I...
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    Re: S O T D Thursday 15 July 2010

    Tauers L'air du desert marocain hoping that, in addition to smelling lovely, that this will magically sweep all of the humidity from the air on this muggy, damp morning! :)

    Have a wonderful day!
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    O Yeah :laugh:
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 13 July

    Black Orchid again for the morning - mmm, spicy!

    Have a great day :D
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    After my first (blind) date with my (now) husband, I broke the rules of etiquette and sent him an email the next day telling him I’d love to see him again. Right afterwards, I had pangs of regret:...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Thanks for the welcome! :)
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    Re: SOTD Monday 12th July, 2010

    Currently sampling Black Orchid on one wrist and L'Air de Rien on the other. And it's hot and muggy. There's a good possibility that I'll fall over and swoon at some point. (Needless to say, I'm...
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    Sticky: Re: Welcome to Just Starting Out...

    Oops I missed this thread when I joined up, so I just jumped in with random posts. But heres my belated introduction:

    I love this forum/site, and have been lurking quite a while thanks for...
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    Re: Name your best incense cologne.

    +2 for the Avignon love-fest going on here (husband's favorite, and one of mine, too)
  33. Re: Top Ten Ways to Know You May be Becoming a Basenoter

    This thread is too, too funny.

    Here're a few more:

    You try to find furtive ways of sniffing your wrists and/or other perfumed spots (it'll look less weird if Im constantly smelling the *back*...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday July 11, 2010

    VC&A Gardenia Petale -- Happy Sunday!
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    Re: Summer cinnamon

    Maybe Costes 2, too -- light and gentle cinnamon (hadn't thought of this for summer, but I remember thinking it was very light when I tried it in the long-ago grey and cold days of early spring).
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Is it Fleurs de Sel? Beautiful haiku, too!
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    That's the one! Hooray, again! :D:D
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    You're right, it probably *could* be - I think they have a few similar wood and spice notes - but it's not, because I've never tried Oriental Lounge :) (it now goes on my ever-expanding sample list!...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Oooh, great guess! But it's a different curry I'm thinking of (and not too scary -- I find it pretty sweet and cuddly, actually!) :)
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    Re: Best Sillage

    My husband once smelled Carnal Flower on me from outside the house through an open window -- I swear, I only sprayed twice! (although, to be fair, I *was* exercising at the time, which magnified the...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Hooray! :) Here's another one:

    Ancient woods and spice
    I'm feeling a bit sweaty
    Fancy a curry?
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    I love the sound of those boozy peaches! I'm stuck on the tetrahedron, though...

    Just wanted to say thanks so much for starting this thread -- tons of fun :)
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Nice one! Is it ELdO's Rien?
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Yes! You got it! :)
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Yay! I'm gonna go put some on to celebrate :)
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Instant replay! Nice one!
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Good guess! But not what I was thinking of...
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Is it L'Instant? Or am I taking the "moment" too literally? :)
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Sarrasins!

    How about:

    Splendid velvet rose
    Bathed in earth and warm spices
    They light the path through the dark
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Yes! :)
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    Re: Let's get creative - a poetic game.

    Is it Chergui?

    This is fun! Here's my first try:

    Surprise of the green
    Fades into lush blooms of white
    Sensuality
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    Re: What is your "hug me" scent?

    Mmm... Lea, Bois Farine, Kenzo Amour or maybe L'Eau d'Hiver...or something very, very vanilla (The Exact Friction of Stars is a huge hit with my four-year-old: "yummy cupcakes!!! can I have some???")
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    Re: note identification question

    Yes! That's similar to what it smells like, but it lasts a whole lot longer than I would expect alcohol to linger (at least a half hour or so, sometimes much more). Are there certain scents that...
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    Re: L'Artisan - do they still sell samples?

    I emailed an inquiry to their US site, and they replied that they are no longer selling samples online, but that I could call their boutique at Henri Bendel to request up to five samples by mail. But...
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    Re: Vote For Katie

    Yay! Katie's such fun!
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    Re: note identification question

    Thanks! I'm off to see if I can find some more samples.... :)
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    Re: Which is your favourite L'Artisan?

    Agree with lots on this thread, and there are many I'm really looking forward to trying soon (such as Timbuktu and Dzongkha). I'm feeling big love for my Nuit de Tubereuse sample, and am looking...
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    Re: Isabey Fleur Nocturne - any opinions?

    I really love this one; been considering a FB. I was sampling both Fleur Nocturne and Gardenia yesterday, and Gardenia felt slightly greener and sharper to my nose (although I love this scent, too)....
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    Re: note identification question

    Thanks very much -- I'll check that out!
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    note identification question

    Okay, I have (to my mind at least) an odd question, and would love some help from more sophisticated noses than mine. I have been sampling many perfumes lately, and have noticed a particular note...
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