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  1. Re: New Fragrances: Bond No. 9 I Love New York

    I tried all three today and purchase For All. I did not care for For Her or For Him. I instantly liked For All and knew I would have to add it to my collection. This is really the only other Bond...
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    Re: New Fragrances: Tokyo Milk Dark Collection

    There are a few more releases from this line I stumbled on tonight. I purchase rollers for (they did not have the spray bottles) Tomorrow (notes: mineral salt, marine, cypress, white moss) and...
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    Re: The Joy of Joy!

    Lilybelle you may be right about Orange Blossom, not sure. I introduced my mom to it today and she loved it. She already asked her husband to get it for her for Christmas. It really is a true...
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    Re: The Joy of Joy!

    I actually think this is a great warm weather scent- it smells like Hollywood at night in the summer, with all the night blooming jasmine and roses. It was a hit at the office today as well; one...
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    The Joy of Joy!

    Feeling pretty certain I had smelled this once upon a time before and liked it, and knowing its place in perfume history, I thought this one was worth a blind buy. Wow! This one is so lovely. I...
  6. Re: New Fragrance: Trish McEvoy - Black Rose Oud

    I think I may have jumped the gun on this one. When I woke up this morning it had turned into something sweet and modern I REALLY don 't like. I couldn't wait to shower it off.
  7. Re: New Fragrance: Trish McEvoy - Black Rose Oud

    If someone didn't already have a thread about this one, I was going to post one tonight.

    I am currently wearing this and scored a sample today. Here is my take:

    I must have this!!

    This is...
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    Re: Father's Day 2011

    Okay, I admit, even after a couple glasses of wine, that was still really, really bad. Don't judge me based on posting that, LOL!
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    Re: Father's Day 2011

    http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/bf6d3b88a7/dad-cologne?playlist=featured_videos
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    Re: Any love for Santa Maria Novella ?

    So excited to hear there is a boutique on Melrose!! I have heard they do some great tobacco based fragrances. I wish I would have known they were so close to Scentbar! Guess I have another LA...
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    Re: Gris Clair - Serge Lutens ...Thoughts???

    I love lavender. I was just sampling some Serge's the other day but this one is not ringing a bell. I will have to make note of it and seek it out.
  12. Re: Venturing into the unknown with niche samples.

    I will be anxious to hear what you think of Red Carnation. I have never tried it but it certainly sounds interesting. Bellodgia is actually one of my favorite Caron's that I have tried, second to...
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    Re: Best coffee scent?

    LOL +1 for that!

    So far its New Haarlem for me too, but I am also really interested in trying Cafe Noir. Sounds yummy!
  14. Re: Accessible niche fragrances that are worth the money

    Is Black Afgano that accessible? Not for me apparently. I tried to find it at Barney's and Scentbar/Luckyscent and both of their next orders are already spoken for. I am dying to try it!!
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    Re: Pure Malt rereleased in Dec11?

    Anyone interested in Pure Malt, Saks Fifth Avenue in Costa Mesa, CA still has some. Even if you don't live in the area they will ship to you.
  16. Re: Does anyone else have a hard time throwing away packaging?

    Wow Quarry, there must have been some treasures in that house! I like the idea of splitting and God knows I have enough samples to keep me smelling good for years to come, but... if I like a...
  17. Re: Fragrances that excite you the most and my day with Musc Ravengeur

    I agree Tonka has great silage, is extremely long lasting and the blend is exceptionally well done. I am left in the end with nothing but cedar though. Not a bad thing, but not what I hoped for. I...
  18. Re: Fragrances that excite you the most and my day with Musc Ravengeur

    Oh Mimi, I have never smelled the vintage Anteaus! It may be too much for me too handle!! : ) I have read a lot of your reviews and think Musc sounds up your alley. I hope you find a new found...
  19. Re: Fragrances that excite you the most and my day with Musc Ravengeur

    For some reason I ended up with 3 samples of Millesime Imperial, I will have to give it a try. I have found Creed to not be very long lasting though, with the exception of Baie de Genievre and Royal...
  20. Re: Fragrances that excite you the most and my day with Musc Ravengeur

    I think you would be doing the entire West Coast a favor.
  21. Re: Does anyone else have a hard time throwing away packaging?

    I like the wall art idea Robin! LOL. In addition to perfume, I also collect a lot of antique items. I have a pretty small condo and storage space is very limited. I do keep all of my fragrances on...
  22. Re: Fragrances that excite you the most and my day with Musc Ravengeur

    I own and love New Haarlem too! I'll hang out with you any day if you're wearing that or Musc. ; )
  23. Re: Fragrances that excite you the most and my day with Musc Ravengeur

    Knit at Nite, Chergui is on my maybe list. I sampled and am really enjoying it.

    To Duke and Postumo, I do own Absolue Pour Le Sour and absolutely love it. The moment I smelled that one I knew I...
  24. Does anyone else have a hard time throwing away packaging?

    It pains me to throw away all of the boxes! But I can't possibly keep them. Can I?! That would be insane! My whole house would be filled with mini little cardboard boxes. I'm pretty sure it would...
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    Re: Finally Tried Serge Lutens

    Serge Noire is the only Serge I currently own. Fille en aguilles is like a syrpupy tobacco foresty scent and is delightful and on my maybe list. I find what you get on paper is very close to what...
  26. Thread: Sables

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    Re: Sables

    That is exactly what I said when I bought this one! I love it. I posted a thread when I first bought it about longevity; I was feeling like I couldn't smell it on myself. I must have had a sinus...
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    Re: Crystal Noir - Versace for men?

    A woman in my office wears Crystal Noir and its pretty smoky and dark on her. I hadn't thought about its potential as unisex before, but now that you have mentioned it, I think its possible. Its...
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    Re: Fragrance for an eightysomething woman?

    I think its all about personal preference at any age. My grandma hated the same kind of scents and loved certain scents her whole life. Her mother used to wear Tabu and she absolutely hated it. She...
  29. Re: Fragrances that excite you the most and my day with Musc Ravengeur

    I am hesitant to say it, because its only been a day, and the next "best thing I've ever smelled" could make itself known to me next weekend, but the way I am feeling right now, yes!!! YES!!!...
  30. Re: Fragrances that excite you the most and my day with Musc Ravengeur

    So someone else understands!!!! That is good to know, Lionheart. Aren't they both amazing? Right now I am wearing a total of 5 scents from shopping and testing today, and good God, Musc blows them...
  31. Fragrances that excite you the most and my day with Musc Ravengeur

    Today I bought Musc Ravengeur. This scent is old, old news to most of you, I know. But this is my first experience. I had to smell it after all the hype surrounding it. I have read about and...
  32. Re: Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    So no purchases at Scentbar today. Some of the suggestions in this thread I sampled were:

    Domenico Caraceni 1913
    1000 Flowers Reglisse Noire
    -Annick Goutal Mandragore Pourpre
    L'Artisan Tea...
  33. Re: Bond No. 9 New Haarlem- is there a better gourmand?

    After owning and wearing Tonka Imperiele, I love it and think its one of the most well done, long lasting perfumes I have encountered. But- I really don't find it comparable to NH, I think they are...
  34. Re: Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    Thanks for all of the great suggestions everyone! Yes- Rachel is great. I was there once before and there was a perfume I wanted. She couldn't find it anywhere but refused to stop looking for it....
  35. Re: Phantom of the Opera Perfume- whats the consensus?

    Twolf, I think you are right unfortunately. Shrill indeed. Sometimes I like the brashness of 80's fragrances for nostalgic purposes, but if the notes are too sharp and too sweet, well, then its...
  36. Trip to Scentbar coming up! Need suggestions for INTERESTING and unique perfumes!

    Hi everyone,

    I may make a Scentbar run this weekend. Does anyone have any suggestions for some really unique fragrances they can recommend I try? As always, I am looking for something dark,...
  37. Phantom of the Opera Perfume- whats the consensus?

    Hello ladies,

    I am not sure if anyone is familiar with the Phantom of the Opera perfume by Ameriscent. I purchased it because I had smelled it before and thought it smelled nice, but mostly I am...
  38. Re: What Five Fragrances Should Be Avoided Like The Plague

    Very, very true!

    I will say I don't quite get all the hype around Secretions. I didn't test it on my skin, but I smelled it on paper, and also on someone else's skin. It really was kind of a...
  39. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    I am retiring from this thread. I apologize to Mudassir or anyone else who may have been offended by any of my comments.

    Thanks everyone for your input!!
  40. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    I don't hate you, I don't even know you. I don't hate the guy from the perfume store either, but I certainly dislike the way he treated me. I think you are the one who needs to slow down. My...
  41. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Mudassir, your response is the very reason I hesitated to bring that up. Think of me what you will. I'm simply relaying an experience, you can draw what conclusions you like.
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    Re: New Haarlem - impressions

    I went back and forth on this one forever and finally bit the bullet and bought it, much as the price tag pained me. No regrets on this purchase, I love it. The more I wear, the more I like it. I...
  43. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Believe me everyone, I am not expecting sunshine and rainbows when I walk into a dimly lit store with hundreds of boxes behind the counters, totally out of reach, and one lone, unfriendly man sitting...
  44. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Mudassir, it is very hard to empathize with his point of view when he treated me like that. He refused to even get up from his chair to show me anything and acted like I was doing something wrong by...
  45. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Thank you everyone for your comments and support. I just joined this website last month and everyone has been so friendly and helpful. I am sure glad I had Basenotes when this craziness happened! ...
  46. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Good suggestion- I posted a thread in the Industry section with a link back to this thread. I fully intend to report this to the BBB and also contact mall management. I doubt this mall would care...
  47. Do not shop at Luxury Perfumes: Please see thread link

    Hi everyone,

    I wanted to bring awareness to some very poor treatment received at Luxury Perfumes in Laguna Hills, CA. Luxury Perfumes is a franchised, foreign owned discount fragrance shop many...
  48. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Well Lionheart, he informed me that "normal people come in, they smell one or two things, then they buy something". He said that is the only reason he let me smell anything before- with the...
  49. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Scenternarian pretty much hit the nail on the head. The other Luxury Perfumes I have been to are also foreign owned and yes, these people know nothing about fragrances or notes. They could just as...
  50. Re: UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Ha, ha, he is too old to be someone's nephew. I am pretty sure he is an independent franchise owner. He is middle aged. Foreign. But most of all, bitter.

    I love Habanita! I think its smoky,...
  51. UNBELIEVABLE! Refused service at Luxury Perfumes!!!

    Quite an experience tonight. This little story falls somewhere between hilarious and pathetic, I am not sure which.

    So I go into Luxury Perfumes in the mall today. I am in there for a while...
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    Re: The 'Must Have' Shelf

    Well, I'm on the newbie side when it comes to niche fragrances and perfume education, so there is much I haven't tried. That said, based on my current collection, here are my picks, not in any...
  53. Re: What mens fragrances do you like on ladies?

    @ lemontree- thank you! I am glad someone else can relate to my imagination. :) Buying Anteaus was definitely a double win for me- my husband has taken to it- the first time he has worn something...
  54. Re: Bond No. 9 New Haarlem- is there a better gourmand?

    Oh. My. God. Per your suggestion, I tried this. Good bye Rochas Man. You are on the back burner for now, New Haarlem. This is frigging AMAZING. One sniff and I was in love. I plunked down the...
  55. Re: Bond No. 9 New Haarlem- is there a better gourmand?

    I just found and tried Rochas Man a few hours ago since I have heard everyone comparing them so much on Basenotes. Rochas Man is nice, but definitely not as heavy or strong on the coffee. I like...
  56. Bond No. 9 New Haarlem- is there a better gourmand?

    I have been planning on buying Bond No. 9 New Haarlem, but am not thrilled about the meager 1.7 oz for $150. I am going to Scentbar this weekend, and would appreciate any recommendations of great...
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    Re: review - Dark Aoud and Moon Aoud

    Both sound really interesting. I am making a trip to Scentbar and this weekend and hope to find these. Would you consider Moon Aoud a gourmand then? I was planning on getting Bond No. 9 New Haarlem...
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    Re: A Summertime Boozy Tobacco

    I know exactly what you mean about Havana. I sampled this about a week ago on a warm summer day, and there is something a bit too sharp in it. The Havana Pour Elle for women does the same thing,...
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    Re: Prada Amber (not pour homme)

    I own and love this one. I think it can definitely be unisex. I get a lot of patchouli in it, a very dark, wintry smell for me. I also get a lot of what I call the "coca cola" smell which I find in...
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    Re: Best mainstream/ dept store fragrance

    I tried both Guerlain L'Heure Bleue and Eau Premiere today. Both are very nice but out of the two I prefer Bleue. It is so lovely and classic. Unfortunately- I had to try those at Bloomingdales...
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    Re: First compliment ever

    Congrats! I don't get complimented on fragrance by coworkers often either. I rotate my scent all the time too, so I know some of it has to smell good to someone! : ) I have always found it...
  62. Re: What is the most haunting, bewitching and DARK fragrance?

    Hopefully I might actually make an LA trip this weekend which means.... Scentbar!!! I will finally get to try the infamous Black Aoud! I wonder if they have Salvador Dali. Whether I decide I want...
  63. Re: What is the most haunting, bewitching and DARK fragrance?

    I really want to try Bandit, have not found it anywhere yet. Does anyone know how Midnight Violette compares to Tom Ford's Black Violette? i already have that and am pretty satisfied with it.
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    Re: Best mainstream/ dept store fragrance

    To Donna and Inee- I am drawn to darker, spicy scents such as Opium. I also like gourmands. I do like Hypnotic Poison, but I feel like on my skin, the syrupy, root beer scent I like so much at first...
  65. Re: My cat doesn't love me anymore. Is it my newly found perfume mania?

    I have a rabbit and rabbits supposedly hate perfume. He doesn't seem to mind at all though, and the back of his head always picks up whatever I am wearing. Particularly Annick Goutal Sables- he...
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    Best mainstream/ dept store fragrance

    I have a gift certificate to Sephora I want to use up and am tossing a few possibilities around: Bvlgari Jasmine Noir, one of the Poisons (taking Hypnotic back, too much vanilla dominating) really...
  67. Re: What is the most haunting, bewitching and DARK fragrance?

    Well, the Kmart nearest to me has closed down, and the next closest does not carry Habanita I found after a phone call. Shows how reliable Google Shopping is. I guess I will only find that one...
  68. Re: What is the most haunting, bewitching and DARK fragrance?

    Tons of great suggestions!!! Its funny someone should mention Habanita- according to Google shopping, Kmart carries it, so that is my lunch break plan for work today. If I can find it, I will be...
  69. Re: What is the most haunting, bewitching and DARK fragrance?

    Don't worry Duc, I promise haven't written off MP yet! I have every intention of revisiting it and when I find a dept store that has a bottle I will ask for a sample. They only had one, small lowly...
  70. Re: What is the most haunting, bewitching and DARK fragrance?

    I've never heard of Juliette has a Gun. That would have made a great band name though. : ) Makes me want to investigate that fragrance; I am a sucker for packaging!
  71. Re: What is the most haunting, bewitching and DARK fragrance?

    Oh yeah- and I got me a sniff of Midnight Poison today. Quite lovely, though I am not sure if I would consider it overly dark. I couldn't get a sample though, so I think that is what I need first....
  72. Re: What is the most haunting, bewitching and DARK fragrance?

    Okay, the mention of the Cure and Bauhaus really make me want to try this one. I think someone has suggested that one to me before. Where can you find it? I am also dying to try Black Aoud and...
  73. Re: What mens fragrances do you like on ladies?

    Today I bought Antaeus. I love this stuff. There is something dirty and animalistic about it- yet also clean. I can picture Christian Troy from Nip/Tuck wearing this. Total power fragrance. Or...
  74. Re: What is the most haunting, bewitching and DARK fragrance?

    I think that is the one Poison I haven't smelled! Hypnotic Poison was on my list to get- do you think this one beats that?
  75. What is the most haunting, bewitching and DARK fragrance?

    I am looking for something dark, vampiric, and haunting. The darker the better. I gravitate towards spicy, tobacco tinged scents and darker orientals. Not opposed to gourmands, either. Also,...
  76. Re: What mens fragrances do you like on ladies?

    With regards to Opium Pour Homme, I can find the EDT easily enough at discount perfume shops, but the EDP doesn't seem to be readily available. Is there a notable difference between the two that...
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    Re: New / Addicted to this site

    Hi Squall, I am new to this site too and also addicted! I love it! No one in my "real life" has even a fraction of the interest in fragrance I do, so its so much fun to find a place with others to...
  78. Re: What mens fragrances do you like on ladies?

    Love it!! : ) And agreed! Its always nice when my husband and I can agree on a scent though. Having grown up in what I call the "Victoria's Secret Era" when most girls are wearing something...
  79. What mens fragrances do you like on ladies?

    Hi guys, I am curious- what male fragrances do you like most on women? My fave is Sables, I almost can't believe its marketed towards men. I am a women and I just purchased Juicy Dirty English,...
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    Re: Do you wear perfume to bed ! ! ! ! !

    Absolutely!! Every night. I also spray my pillow. I love smelling the fragrance on myself when I wake up in the morning. I have also found when I do this I can usually still smell the fragrance...
  81. Re: Cartier L`Heure Fougueuse, L`Heure Diaphane and L`Heure Défendue - New Fragrances

    Update: VII is intoxicating. I don't find it to be a Angel rip off at all. Angel to me, is all musk and vanilla, whereas VII is all about chocolate and patchouli. The price tag is definitely a...
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    Re: Havana Pour Elle by Aramis- Anyone?

    Yes, its definitely not an oriental. I find it very pleasant once the fruity top notes burn off; it settles into a nice vanilla/honey, and I think I smell hints of the tobacco I thought I smelled...
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    Havana Pour Elle by Aramis- Anyone?

    I posted a similar thread in the ladies forum but thought the guys might be of some help, too. I purchase Havana Pour Elle thinking I had stumbled across an amazing gem of a smoky, unusual, spicy...
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    Havana Pour Elle EDP- Tobacco, or fruit?

    Hi everyone,

    So tonight I came across Havana Pour Elle. As soon as I saw the box I wanted to smell it because I am always on the hunt for a dark, smoky tobacco spice scent. The first spray was...
  85. Re: Fragrance that smells the most like clove clove cigarettes

    I am intrigued by Kretek-must find!

    @ Dragon- THANK YOU for the tip! I managed to pick up a 3.4 oz bottle for $20 at the local discount perfume shop. Major score!! This stuff is dark and...
  86. Re: Fragrance that smells the most like clove clove cigarettes

    Thanks for the tips everyone, these all sound interesting and worth checking out. Tabacco Vanille is only okay for me... not the deep spicy clove I am looking for.

    Dragon, Jacomo de Jacomo...
  87. Re: Cartier L`Heure Fougueuse, L`Heure Diaphane and L`Heure Défendue - New Fragrances

    After this thread last night I decided to wear L'Heure Defendue today. So far so good. It definitely draws you in. I am a patchouli lover so that aspect wouldn't bother me. We will see how the...
  88. Fragrance that smells the most like clove clove cigarettes

    I put this thread in the men's fragrance section but am open to female or male scents. Any suggestions for the fragrance that smells the most like clove cigarettes? I want something DARK. Truly...
  89. Re: Cartier L`Heure Fougueuse, L`Heure Diaphane and L`Heure Défendue - New Fragrances

    I have a sample of the L`Heure Défendue. When you first open the cap it smells like chocolate milk. On the skin, the first note that hits is the cocoa again, then it settles into the patchouli. I...
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    Re: A*Men Pure Malt on women

    Well, after about 5 hours together, I am feeling like Pure Malt and I are probably not meant to be. My issue is not that the fragrance is too masculine, its that its just too sweet. More fruit than...
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille and Back to Black

    Still searching. If anyone thinks they have found it, please advise! ; )
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    Re: Tobacco Vanille and Back to Black

    I definitely agree with imrickjames- while initially I get a very pleasant tobacco pipe smell from Back to Black, it ends with just straight up honey until it finally dissapears. Tobacco Vanille is...
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    Re: A*Men Pure Malt on women

    I am a woman and about to try this one myself today!! I am all about wearing what I think smells good and works with my skin, regardless of who the scent is intended for I will let you know what...
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    Re: Sables Silage/Longevity?

    I seem to get several good hours out of it, but after that I reapply. Luckily I have a large bottle! For the past few nights I have been spraying it on before bed and I do smell it quite a bit when...
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    Sables Silage/Longevity?

    Hi everyone,

    I am absolutely in love with Annick Goutal’s Sables, but despite reading the opposite from many others, I find that the silage and longevity are not that great. I know it’s a toilette...
  96. Re: Women's Fragrance with the Best Longevity & Sillage?

    Sorry, I just read your last post and none of the fragrances I suggested are aquatic, they are all warm/spicy oriental types. The most mainstream aquatic that comes to mind for me is L'eau D'issey...
  97. Re: Women's Fragrance with the Best Longevity & Sillage?

    Dune by Dior has great lasting power and sillage. Also Youth Dew and Cinnabar by Estee Lauder. All 3 have been pretty much totally neglected by the 20's and 30's generation, so you have the added...
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