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  1. Re: Which fragrance do you spray the most at one sitting?

    I tend to need more sprays of the Annick Goutals I like, especially Heure Exquise edt, Mandragore edt, and then eau d'Hadrien -- 4+. Any cologne - like Guerlain Eau Imperial, Eau de Guerlain, and...
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    Re: Vol de Nuit question.

    I have the Vol de Nuit edt from around the year 2000. It doesn't last long on me - about 2 hours for smelling any modest sillage and then it becomes a skin scent for about another 1.5 to 2...
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    Re: All season cologne

    Timbuktu by L'artisan is seasonless. Mandragore by Annick Goutal works all year. Also, Jardin sur le Nil. I'd also venture anything with a major vetiver - Cristalle, No 19, Pour Monsieur....and ...
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    Re: Chanel Batch Codes

    Thank you arewen_elf for the link. I've seen this before but "lost it" as it has a weird name. It doesn't seem to be of use with the current Chanel code numbers - the results don't make any sense. ...
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    Chanel Batch Codes

    For my own benefit in tracking my Chanel fragrances, I am wondering if anyone can explain the newest codes. Bottles I have from the 2000's all start like 03, 06, 08, etc, and then have the other two...
  6. Re: Bal a Versailles doesn't smell right -reformulated?

    Thanks for everyone's comments above, which are very useful. I do have the edt from the early 2000s. I will just have to try some other concentrations or look for some vintage. What can we do when...
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    Re: If you could choose one

    Chamade.
  8. Bal a Versailles doesn't smell right -reformulated?

    I am in a twist - I've worn Bal a Versailles off an on since the 90s. My last full bottle purchase of it was from Nordstrom in 2002. I've been using it as a winter staple for all these years. I am...
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    Re: Chamade, Chamade, Chamade.....

    Asha- I totally agree with you about the similarity to No 19, which I'd never smelled until I got my hands on some No 19 parfum. The openings are nearly identical and then they diverge...
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    Re: Chamade, Chamade, Chamade.....

    I'm going to agree with RHM here on a few points, mostly about development and then the similarity/difference betweeen the edc /edt and parfum. Chamade is definitely a fragrance that changes a lot...
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    Re: Chanel N°5 Eau Première

    Eau Premier smells a lot like the normal Chanel No 5 body cream, which is very rich and has quite a lot of fragrance in it. It dries down very soft, and layers great with eau Premier anyway. And...
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    Re: Velvet Rose - rose-splosion!

    Velvet Rose was my first SSS fragrance as I am a huge rose lover and like roses really bold and beautiful. Velvet Rose smells like an old, antique rose bush that has a clear, lush, dewy, gorgeous...
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    Re: Favorite small-business perfumers?

    My favorite small fragrance shop is Sonoma Scent Studio. Laurie Erickson's fragrances are just gorgeous and well crafted and well priced. My favorites are especially Rose Musc (to die for...
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    Re: What do you own in a pure parfum version?

    Chamade current and vintage
    Vol de Nuit current
    Chanel No 19
    Chanel Coco
    Chanel No 5

    ...And Shalimar and vintage Magie Noire are on my parfum wish list for this winter....
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    Re: Fragrance of Space?

    I would suggest Bulgari Black, but not because of the rubbery part (which I don't get actually). It think Black has a kind of static nature like it is stuck in one place, and yet, soft and...
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    Re: Chanel Coco & civet?

    Hi! Everyone has such interesting comments on Coco. I've worn Coco for almost 20 years now and it is one of my HGs... that being said. I've never detected any significant civet or skank in the...
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    Re: Is "1st Perfume" online vendor reputable?

    Just a little follow up: the eau de Joy edp came OK, and smells perfect. Phew. I suppose I dodged a bullet, and will be cautious from now on. I suppose it does pay off sometimes to take a risk,...
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    Re: Is "1st Perfume" online vendor reputable?

    Thank you for the tip, scentemental. I don't visit the basenotes community forum that often, so I suppose I didn't think to search for a similar question from an earlier time. I will go back and...
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    Re: Is "1st Perfume" online vendor reputable?

    Kess: Thanks for the tip!
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    Re: Is "1st Perfume" online vendor reputable?

    Thanks! I'll look that one up. I always like to do research on a fragrance that I am unfamiliar with. Sounds interesting!
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    Re: "Old Lady" Perfume (not what you might think.)

    Hi Wordbird: Here are my suggestions of things that may appeal to a young person, but still have a bit of complexity to get the nose trained right!

    Mauboussin (2000). It has a nice light fruit...
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    Re: Is "1st Perfume" online vendor reputable?

    Shamu1- thanks for your comments. I confess that their selection of different Joy products and low prices did lead me to think it was older stock, which I kind of wanted as I was hoping to smell a...
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    Re: Is "1st Perfume" online vendor reputable?

    Kumquat - thanks for your comments. I do know about SOTD that's posted. I just thought it would be fun specific to those responding to my Q. No problems. ;-)
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    Is "1st Perfume" online vendor reputable?

    Hi Everyone:

    I just ordered a bottle of Joy edp from 1st Perfume which hasn't arrived yet, and then a fragrance friend told me they are not a good vendor and often have knockoffs or fakes. I've...
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    Re: Jardin de Bagatelle.

    I think, the right man in the right situation could wear this, though for me it is a very confident, womanly floral. It smacks of a great, perfect, sunny day. The dry down is very lovely though and...
  26. Thread: Chamade vs Nahema

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    Poll: Re: Chamade vs Nahema

    I can't even pick between the two! They are both so amazing - I have the Chamade in edt and parfum, and the Nahema in edp, and parfum is on my wish list. It is like picking between John and Paul!...
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    Re: What's your "white tee-shirt" scent?

    I see a lot of love for Chanel No 19, which is one of my picks too. Also Lancome Magie and Climat, as well as Ralph Lauren Safari. Sometimes I like to wear Annick Goutal's Ce Soir ou Jamais in the...
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    Re: Which perfume makes you feel sexy?

    Hey ubu - I'm right there with you on Bal a Versailles - it elicited a very passionate comment one time...and thereafter I've always felt it was the sexiest frag I own. Otherwise, my list is: ...
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    Re: Is Fascination Perfumery in UK legit?

    Thank you so much for your extra comments - Amouage is very expensive in the USA. Will proceed with confidence!
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    Re: Is Fascination Perfumery in UK legit?

    Wow - thanks for checking up on them. There are just so many shops - how can you tell? Thanks!!
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    Re: Is Fascination Perfumery in UK legit?

    Wordbird - thanks for the response - I too noticed their bricks and mortar image on their website and that helped give me some more confidence.
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    Is Fascination Perfumery in UK legit?

    Has anyone purchased from Fascination Perfumery in the UK? A friend and I here in the USA noticed they have remarkably good prices on some Amouage fragrances and wanted to make sure they are legit...
  33. Re: Please "bring it to the group" - how big is your FB collection?

    Hi Kess - it's nice to be here. I'm still a little clumsy with the format....

    I love your little Chamade icon!! Chamade is my absolute #1 HG. I splurged on a FB of the parfum at New Years and...
  34. Re: Please "bring it to the group" - how big is your FB collection?

    Hi VM IHC -- I've spent a lot of time the past year using basenotes for research, etc, and putting up my wardrobe, etc...It was acutally Laurie E who got me turned on to the community section over...
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    Re: What's up with Chanel?

    It is most likely some sort of website administration problem. Some classy companies in the cosmetics world have notoriously finicky websites. You are better off calling the store. It is unlikely...
  36. Re: Please "bring it to the group" - how big is your FB collection?

    RE Crayfish's rules - they are excellent and similar to my own, especially about restricting note families - before you know it, there can be a bunch of smell-alikes in the collection!
  37. Re: Please "bring it to the group" - how big is your FB collection?

    I have about 60 bottles, plus backups of my top 5 favorites (including a few discontinued), which I don't count as they are "duplicate titles" so to speak. I have two large decants - 31 Rue Cambon...
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    Re: Help...I need Hyacinth!

    Hi Amanda:

    I also have a sample of the L'Artisan Jacinthe des Bois and wish it were still in production - it is the most authentic hyacinth I've ever smelled! The L'Artisan La Haie Fleurie du...
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    Re: Sonoma Scent Studio

    Hello Everyone posting above...

    I am a huge SSS convert. Laurie is very talented. Her fragrances are interesting, unique, and she is great at customer service. It is real quality artisan work....
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