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    Re: Roja Dove Sampling

    Thank you Bavard and everyone else who contributed to this awesome thread! Just last night I watched an hour+ of Roja Dove videos on YouTube, finding him equally irritating and fascinating. He has...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 7th May, 2019

    Can’t believe it’s been over a week since I last posted, it’s been a very hectic and sleepless week of too much traveling for work! However, the outcome was all worth it, we got a challenging case...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th April, 2019

    Review written! And thank you, I’m trying.. :D
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 27th April, 2019

    Feeling a little under the weather today, but spending the evening reveling in the divine decadence of this fantastic chocolatey gourmand. Sample courtesy of a very generous fellow Basenoter. ;)
    ...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 26th April, 2019

    Oh thank you lord it’s finally Friday! It’s been another busy week with work, but when is it not?

    For syncing today I went with a garden theme. Started the day with a few dabs of Jardins de...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Thank you all! And thank you to all BNers in general, without this community it may have been years until I even thought to try Mitsouko. :D (I’m not at all sticking to my...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Purchased this early last week and it just arrived today! Looked up several batch codes, seems to be from 1994/95. Haven’t had a chance to explore it much yet, but first sniff of Mitsouko and I was...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 24th April, 2019

    Happy birthday teardrop!

    Today is long day of meetings, so I'm wearing my meeting fragrance! Happy Hump Day everyone. :D

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    Re: You Have Some Explaining To Do!

    When I registered on Basenotes it was late at night, I was very tired and couldn’t think of a thing. I looked around my living room and the first thing I saw that smelled sort-of good was a bag of...
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    Re: Purchase mistakes you've made

    I’m actually wearing my purchase mistake today! Sampled Chloe Eau de Parfum at Sephora, decided to buy it from eBay the next day. Accidentally bought L’Eau de Chloe, and when it arrived I discovered...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 23rd April, 2019

    I totally agree! I’ve found most people (at least most Basenoters lol) prefer the EDT though. To me the EDP is more sparkling and more comforting at the same time. :)



    Never stop celebrating!!...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd April, 2019

    That is FANTASTIC news Quarry, so happy for you and your dear friend! I have several clients who have had great results from this treatment also; it's amazing how precise and effective the technology...
  13. Re: The inevitable: I need a few fragrances for the boyfriend

    Bahaha, I sure hope it doesn't come to that! ;)

    Thank you all SO MUCH for the amazing recommendations!! As always, this group has really come through. :D I'm very intrigued by this Sel Marin,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 22nd April, 2019

    Happy Monday everyone! It’s another gray day in the Upper Left, and I’m having a slow start to my morning (for once!). Also massively excited for Game of Thrones tonight!! Seems Monday will be my...
  15. The inevitable: I need a few fragrances for the boyfriend

    Hey guys!

    Well after a few months of exploring for myself, of course I need to try and rope my s.o. into this as well. Or at least help him find a few frags he and I both enjoy... :) There is a...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 21st April, 2019

    teardrop Thank you for telling me about Frederic Malle Une Rose! Rose.. red wine.. truffle.. woods... AND musk.... sounds utterly delectable!

    I'm loving seeing everyone's Easter pictures, thank...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th April, 2019

    You should! :D Noir de Noir has been on my radar to try for a while, I love the idea of black truffle in a fragrance.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th April, 2019

    It definitely has been! :)



    I would love to! I haven’t yet tried any from his own house, but Francis Kurkdjian DOES create amazing rose fragrances. Like the one I just happen to be wearing...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 20th April, 2019

    HouseOfPhlegathon I hope your electronics start behaving better soon! Always so frustrating. :[
    Kewart the picture is lovely, and what cute lambs! Reminds me of Ireland (unsurprisingly I’m sure <3)...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th April, 2019

    SOTE:
    My newest, cheapest purchase! (although it actually smells like I spent more than I did, yay.)

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    Sticky: Re: Missing from the directory

    Not missing, but White Diamonds Night is listed without the S (just Diamond), so it doesn’t come up when you search “white diamonds,” which made me think it was missing at first. Just a little thing!...
  22. Re: Everyone’s favorite question is this Aventus real or fake

    I know nothing about Creed, but I have bought several bottles of other high-end perfume on eBay, and have the following advice:

    1.) Spend a little time researching what the box and bottle look...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Stopped by my local drugstore this evening and their fragrances were 40% off. Yay super cheap perfume! Although since I promised my bf (and my wallet) that I wouldn’t buy any more perfume this month,...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th April, 2019

    Very nice!! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th April, 2019

    Beautiful. I need this in my life! <3
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th April, 2019

    Great idea of course! No.5 is my favorite but I don’t often wear it to work, I’ll usually go with Eau Premiere instead. Buuut, today it’s No.5 EDP all the way. :D



    Ooh, thanks for the...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 18th April, 2019

    Morning everyone! It’s very rainy and GRAY, I’m staring down the barrel of a 10+ hour day, and I cannot decide at all what to wear.

    What do you wear on days like this? Any suggestions?

    Hope...
  28. Re: No matter what I put on, one wrist smells like amber?

    This!
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

    Finishing the day with an experiment: I love Marchesa d’Extase (probably because it was one of my first loves), but it lasts about 5 minutes. This evening I applied Vaseline to my wrists, layered...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 17th April, 2019

    The morning dawned gray, cold, and rainy, so I decided it was a good day for the warm-vanilla-coffee embrace of YSL Black Opium Nuit Blanche.

    However, now it's 2 pm and the sun is shining! Good...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 16th April, 2019

    Good afternoon all! Like many others, was deeply saddened by the fire at Notre Dame yesterday, but am so glad more damage wasn’t done to the building, that there were no casualties, and that many...
  32. Re: Help to find! Fragrance for mom (60+ age)

    Eau Premiere was also one that came to mind! Great pick. :D
  33. Re: Help to find! Fragrance for mom (60+ age)

    I gotta go with the one I’m wearing today! Chanel No.19. It’s obviously a classic, and appropriate for all women of any age. It’s woody, fresh, a bit floral, but not overly feminine, and I think...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 15th April, 2019

    Oh no CuddleCat, sending lots of healing vibes to you and yours! :)

    Trilby Lark, great choice! I also love wearing a bright, fresh scent on Mondays, seems to start the week off right! On this...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 14th April, 2019

    Ooh, excited to see a few other GoT fans around... (<3 N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer and teardrop). I’m having a few friends over tonight for the premier, wonder what the best fragrance choice for this...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 13th April, 2019

    Oh no! So sorry to hear it was such a letdown, what a bummer! :( Maybe enjoy one of your most favorite scents for the evening?

    That’s sort of what I’m doing actually. I tried a sample of Dior Joy...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 12th April, 2019

    Miami syncing with J. Lo Glow today! Obvious inspiration is the namesake; who better to emulate for a day of sexy fun-in-the-Florida-sun? Also the white floral and citrus would probably be great for...
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th April, 2019

    I have sampled it, and it was lovely of course, but I do like actually the EDP better! I also prefer No.5 EDP to EDT, but I think I’m more in the minority there?
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th April, 2019

    I do! I cannot stop sniffing my wrists. ;)

    A vintage bottle would be awesome, hope you get it sooner than later!
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th April, 2019

    Sote! <3

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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 11th April, 2019

    Quarry, omg I can't believe you still have so much snow! Here's hoping Spring comes to WI soon...
    teardrop, glad the dentist went well! I've been avoiding mine for about a year now... xD

    Today...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th April, 2019

    Haha, I honestly like a lot of her music...... :P ^_^. I picked this up wandering DFW on a stupidly long layover. I wasn’t much into fragrance yet then, I think it was a sheer-boredom-buy!
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 9th April, 2019

    Ooh nice!! I keep hearing about this one, I may just have to order a sample or five.. :D

    Today I wore my easy go-to, Kate Spade Live Colorfully. But my SOTE is:

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    Forgot I’ve had it...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th April, 2019

    Loving it! The first 3-4 hours or so I got steady hints of No.5, but lighter and with obvious citrus. After that I stopped being able to smell it myself, but was complimented several times throughout...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Check out the fragrance section next time you’re there! It’s by the makeup, soap, etc. Besides Pacifica (and several other brands), they also sell Kuumba Made fragrance oils that I loove, Egyptian...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Thank you! :D. I’ll definitely let you know what I think of the 3 soon. :)

    I also bought this today... it was just a little purchse at Whole Foods while I was picking up dinner, haha. Smells like...
  47. Re: Why read Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

    Since those two are your favorites, I think you will for sure enjoy Jitterbug Perfume! Also, as you’ve read so many of his books, you may enjoy his “not-an-autobiography” Tibetan Peach Pie. :D
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  48. Re: Why read Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins

    I LOVE TOM ROBBINS!!

    Have read most of his books, and have had the privilege of hearing him speak/give readings several times! He’s local here, lives about 30 minutes away from me. <33

    Anyway,...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th April, 2019

    xD

    Someone should make a fragrance that smells like frosting and is actually packaged like this... :P
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th April, 2019

    Awww, sounds like you’re having a great day! :D
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 8th April, 2019

    Yay for last day of antibiotics teardrop! And Liz B., grats on the car, and I’m so jealous you have sandals weather there! The s.o.’s parents live in N VA as well, maybe we should go visit and get...
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    Re: Review delay time

    Came here wondering this same thing! Thanks for the info. :))
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    Thanks N.CAL Fragrance Reviewer!

    And grats to the both of you who purchased Jo Malone Plum Blossom! That was on my wishlist this month as well, but after the following purchases, the s.o. has all...
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday, 6th April, 2019

    Yay for energy returning! Mine is as well after that ridiculously long day. :)

    Today I’m wearing both of these, one on each wrist! I received samples of each in the last few days, independently of...
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    Re: gq, i expected better

    This is a quite commonly held belief.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 5th April, 2019

    Loving seeing what fizzy frags you all came up with for Friday sync!

    I wanted to sync, but it’s a gray, dreary, drizzly day here and I worked 26 hours straight (8 am yesterday - 10 am today), so...
  57. Re: Dior, Chanel, Lutens, Goutal changes at the new Ogilvy in Montréal

    Will definitely be stalking Chanel’s website for information of this promotional event!! :D

    Thanks for all the updates! :)
  58. Re: Are nostalgic and comfort perfumes worth full bottle price?

    Yes!! As many others have said already, if it brings you happiness and comfort then it is worthy. This is true with many aspects of life! Remember that self care is vitally important; and spending...
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    Re: No. 5 (and other ubiquitous perfumes)

    Oh No.5!!

    This is in my intro post, but I remember trying my grandmother’s No.5 in the 80s when I was a little girl (5-6) and thinking it too intense then (or probably “yucky” lol). Blind bought...
  60. Re: B&BW's One In a Million and Carnal Flower

    Thank you for the suggestions! Also thank you for mentioning their sale of body washes several days ago, I definitely took advantage of that after seeing your post! Wish I had ordered One in a...
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    Re: Today I bought April 2019

    3 am insomnia purchase last night.... I regret nothing ;)

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    Re: Ebay perfume sellers please read!

    Oriane, wow, what a story, and thank you for sharing! What a nightmare for your friend.. :/

    I recently had an experience on Mercari where a seller sold me a counterfeit Jo Malone Wild Bluebell...
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    Re: Post a Picture of Your Scents - Edition VII

    Aaah I love this, so pretty with all the green!! Makes me want to arrange my frags by color... :D
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st April, 2019

    I have never heard of using ice-cream cones! Although it would probably work fine, the sugar shouldn't matter, salt is what you want to avoid. My favorite method for seedling starts is cardboard egg...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 1st April, 2019

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    Didn’t originally like this on me when I tried it during the winter. Today seemed appropriate for a second try! :)
    (so far I’m enjoying it, not my most favorite, but it’s pleasant...)
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    Re: Street Mattress

    O.o

    Are you sure it’s not an April fools joke? xD
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    Re: Your Perfume Rotations in 2019

    Oh my gosh, all these beautiful rotations!! I’m so inspired (well, even more than I was, lol) to expand my collection and get to the point where I have a real variety to select from. <3

    I don’t...
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    Re: Your Most Worn March 2019 +

    5x:
    Chanel No.5 EDP

    3x:
    Kate Spade - Live Colorfully
    Jo Malone - Sakura
    Juliette Has A Gun - Lady Vengeance

    2x:
    YSL - Black Opium
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 31st March, 2019

    Giving No.5 edt a second evening in a row as this sunny Sunday winds down.

    Hope you all had a great weekend!
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Nice!! Lucky mom :D
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    Re: Fragrance Collector or Curator?

    Beautiful!!
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    Re: Today I bought March 2019

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    (Well actually it was yesterday...)

    This is my second fb of No.5, in EDT form this time; my current bottle is EDP.

    First impressions: I found this to be closer to the No.5 I remember...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2019

    Ooops, posted in male fragrance thread instead of female!

    Editing because I can’t delete.

    It was Chanel No.5 edt if any of you guys were wondering.

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  74. Re: Stuck on Spring Florals - Recommendations to try?

    I have recently searched for apple blossom notes as well! Such a beautiful, light, springy scent that does seem quite impossible to replicate....

    My limited experience says:
    ~ DKNY Be Delicious...
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    Re: Fragrance Collector or Curator?

    Love this post!! <3

    I have discovered fragrances to be very much a fine art! To me, and to many/most people really, anything that is created with the intent to express to, or evoke thought or...
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    Re: Vintage Fragrances I bought today

    Today I bought my first vintage perfume! Well, it arrived today anyway... :)

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    Purchased from another BNer (Thank you Beleriand!), it was a blind-buy, but how could I not?? I started with...
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    Re: One lost dude

    Marc Jacobs Daisy Eau So Fresh - I like it even better than Daisy
    Viktor&Rolf Flowerbomb
    Chanel Chance
    Versace Yellow Diamond
    Hermès Un Jardin Sur le Nil - not as popular/mass-appealing, but...
  78. Re: Inconsistency of terms and their definitions: eau de parfum, eau de toilette, etc..

    Ohhh, I didn’t think about how the different concentrations might change the profile. That makes sense then, but I still wish they would be more closely related than they sometimes are...
  79. Re: Inconsistency of terms and their definitions: eau de parfum, eau de toilette, etc..

    And not just for the casual consumer! Well I’m new and I guess still casual-ish, but diving in headfirst and have spent/plan on spending a lot, and it’s just one more thing I have to spend hours...
  80. Re: Inconsistency of terms and their definitions: eau de parfum, eau de toilette, etc..

    I’m fine with the different terms meaning different concentrations, and with people who don’t know the difference using the terms interchangeably, I just REALLY wish houses wouldn’t change the...
  81. Re: whats the nicest smelling mens cologne you have ever smelt?

    Jumping on the Chanel Egoiste train... ;)
  82. Re: Women's fragrances appropriate for medical/mental health work?

    Yay, more suggestions and bumps for some of the same! After reading all your wonderful replies, I have narrowed it down to No.19 and Eau du sud. Going to be purchasing 19 soon, as I know I love it,...
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    Just you? I don’t know; seems to me the “secret” walled gardens of Venice are quite famous, and artists have always, and will always, draw inspiration from beautiful and well-known cities and...
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    Re: Which frags should I get familiar with

    I’m much newer than you to fragrances in general, but I have been researching a bit. The following are femme fragrances I often see referenced in reviews and articles, minus all the Chanel, Dior,...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 22nd March, 2019

    Started the day with this delightfully Springy juice:
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    Ending the day with this not-as-delightful liquid. I would get a cold on the first full day of Spring... :P
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    Re: SIXTEEN92 Discussion Thread

    Ooooh! This house looks intriguing! Fragrances inspired by literature, history, lore, and magic? Yes please... ;)
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    Re: Fragrances in novelty bottles

    Any of Gwen Stefani Harajuku Lovers perfumes. They’re unique, but pretty divisive on whether people love them or despise them. ;)
  88. Re: Women's fragrances appropriate for medical/mental health work?

    Ooh, such great suggestions from everyone ! And Divotologist, I loved your stories, it’s wondeful to hear from someone else in the field! And yes, the nurses at my clinic are not supposed to wear...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2019

    Yes! I’ve actually JUST spent the last hour+ reading reviews of the other Jardin fragrances and adding them to my wishlist. They all sound fascinating and just the right amount of unconventional... I...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 20th March, 2019

    My ex-bf is Irish, and we used to get in “arguments” all the time about when the seasons started! According to him, spring is Feb.-April, summer is May-July, fall is Aug.-Oct., and winter is...
  91. Women's fragrances appropriate for medical/mental health work?

    Hi, me again... ;)

    I have looked through the forums, and I can't quite seem to find the answer I'm looking for, so I hope it's okay I'm starting a new thread about this...

    I work in the...
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    Re: Today I bought March 2019

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    Bought the 15 ml travel spray today from one of my favorite sellers on a fashion buy/sell platform. It was a blind buy, but I've been wanting to try this (along with sur le Toit), and it was...
  93. Re: New to perfume, loving it, lots of questions :)

    Such a great list, thank you!! Some of these are on my wishlist already, a few others I’ve never heard of and will have to look out for them. And I DID just order a bottle of Harajuku Lovers... :))
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    Re: Ebay perfume sellers please read!

    I’m new to the fragrance world, but I’ve been a buyer and seller on eBay and other platforms for years. While neutral or negative feedback is never wanted, it is going to happen sometimes, especially...
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    Re: Vintage Arpege: To buy or not to buy?

    Oh my gosh, you’ve all been so helpful! I am officially on the hunt for a bottle or two of vintage Arpege, going to keep an extra eye out for the the gold labels, thank you StellaDiverFlynn. And...
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    Vintage Arpege: To buy or not to buy?

    Hello! First time posting in the vintage threads, and still new to perfumes/Basenotes...

    I’m completely in love with Chanel No.5, and have had multiple people recommend Arpege as another lovely...
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    Maternal grandmother’s signature scent was Wind Song, usually from the green crown bottles. She also had a bottle of Crown Jewel she only wore on special occasions. Paternal grandmother always had a...
  98. Re: New to perfume, loving it, lots of questions :)

    I was wondering about this! Well not just Arpege, but for all vintage perfumes in general. I’ve heard many times that’s perfume does have a shelf life and gets “old” or “sour” after a while, but then...
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    Re: Hate roll ons

    Samesies.

    I’ve also heard they “crush” the top notes? Is that a thing?
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    Sticky: Re: Perfume & Basenotes 101 + FAQ

    I am curious about this too!

    (Also, great thread!)
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