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    Re: how many shoes should a man have?

    As many as he wants! For the last few weeks I've worked with a dude who has the most fabulous shoe collection! I love coming into work and seeing what he's sporting for the day.
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    Re: Top 3 unisex fragrances

    Oh my, I feel so out of the loop on new releases and I expected to read through these and not recognize a one, lol. The more things change, the more they stay the same :)

    Borneo 1834
    Amber...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, February 27, 2013

    Wowza, you all clearly haven't lost your warm and welcoming natures ♥ Bear hugs back atcha ♥

    Sotd is vintage Givenchy L'Interdit.
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    Re: SOTD - Tuesday 26th Feb 2013

    Hi, ladies and gents :) It's been a while and it's fun to see that I recognize most the names on here, still ;) Sotd is Tabac Blond extrait. ♥

    Twolf, I just want you to know that I think of you...
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    Re: Who uses BB/Beauty Balm Creams?

    I first wore L'Oreal's Magic Skin Beautifyer Bb and I thought it was the be-all, end all, until I saw a photo of myself in which my face was a significantly different shade than everything else, lol....
  6. Re: Favorite Nail "Houses" Who do you like and why?

    I've developed such a polish habit since last I posted on BN :) Favorite brands would have to be Butter London, Rescue Beauty Lounge, and NARS, although OPI's collections are the best, hands down. ...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Zoya Jacqueline ♥

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    Zoya Neely

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    Re: SotD Saturday, 24 March 2012

    Thank you all so much for the birthday wishes!! :) Jon sent me a pm that showed up in my email, otherwise I'd have probably never signed in today. You all are so sweet to remember me. :) I still...
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    Re: February 2012 Blind Sniff

    Oh, I can't wait till I have time to read through all this! :) Looks like it was great fun, as always. I did venture one incorrect guess via pm way back there.... Anyhoo, I'm so glad this game...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Julep Shania with a Sally Hansen Burgundy Orchid accent :)

    https://picasaweb.google.com/108703768335523021028/DropBox?authkey=Gv1sRgCLHThYzbwOGxogE#5705399862535416802
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Julep Anne on toes, Sally Hansen Burgundy Orchid on tips.
  12. Re: Going bonkers trying to find new 'signature scent'!!!

    Hi InBoccaLupo! I'm on a HUGE Caron kick right now, so I'll go with that. They have some great spicy florals, namely Parfum Sacre, Poivre, and Bellodgia. I'll even throw in Tabac Blond (a spicy...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Essie Dive Bar on tips. I love it! It's a dark, shimmery sort of midnight teal. Still wearing Julep Helena on toes. The colors look kind of neat together :)
  14. Re: Participate with me in a zoo's informal perfume study with the big cats: Lions, tigers, et al.

    Ha! I just wrote something nearly verbatim to what I wrote up there, Quarry, but the server crashed.

    I'm so excited to learn how this progresses! It's interesting which spices can be...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    I love this one, so pretty! I've got Julep Helena on my toes. I like it as a pedi more than a mani.
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    Re: En Avion to Nowhere

    Really?! How did the discussion degenerate to assumptions and insults? :rolleyes: This might mean we can't ever be friends, MdM. Come on, now. ;)
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    Re: En Avion to Nowhere

    I love how you and you friends douse yourselves in your perfume, MdM. I wish I lived in a world where I could wear TB with reckless abandon (and afford to do so :)), but alas, I'm confined to three...
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    Re: Summing Up 2011

    This has quickly become a very sweet thread :) I have no answers but one, as I've become extremely cool with a six-fume rotation. My person of the year is you, Twolf, for reasons you already know...
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    Re: En Avion to Nowhere

    Oh, and Bal de Mai-- I am excited to wear this. My go-to has been Chanel Rouge Mademoiselle, but another option will be nice. I did have that life-changing color that was discontinued, and I...
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    Re: En Avion to Nowhere

    MdM, I did read "The Marriage of Mouchoir de Monsieur" and you speak of vintage Bal a Versailles extrait. I speak of the modern edt, which at first portended high class snobbery with some low class...
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    Re: En Avion to Nowhere

    It's a fantastic movie! Thank you, and ;)

    My husband is deep into his studies and can't think about what feelings Tabac Blond evoke in him. I do know he likes it. MdM, in an effort to recover...
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    Re: En Avion to Nowhere

    Hmmm. I haven't tried all the Carons, but of those I have tried, the only one I did not consider owning at some point is Poivre (and I probably sold myself short on that one.) I don't know how to...
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    Re: En Avion to Nowhere

    Only to tip the scales, however little I might, being as we are soooo far behind, I'm firmly and lopsidedly a Grande Dame. Tabac Blond-- there are none higher. ;) It was bewitching on that first...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Two OPI's on toes, Extravavaganza layered over Take the Stage from last Christmas's Burlesque collection. So festive and pretty, I love this combo of holographic burnt orange and lots of orange and...
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    Re: What are these "solar notes" in L by LL?

    Nice, FrouFrou :)
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    Re: Similar to Si Lolita

    Hi Anders! Of your list, I would say Parfum Sacre is in the same realm as Si Lolita, as far as sweetly spicy with a touch of light incense are concerned. Parfum Sacre is a much more assertive...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Essie Licorice and Revlon Facets of Fuchsia on tips, British Racing Green on toes :)
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Sally Hansen Insta-dry is good to go within like, five minutes. Good coverage, too, but it chips fairly easily.
  29. Re: Theoretical (i.e., Blind) Buy of Fendi Theorema

    Both :-) I've only done it once. Whenever I've thought about doing it again, I've gone with your second line of reasoning and stuck with whichever I put on first. Did you try it?
  30. Re: Theoretical (i.e., Blind) Buy of Fendi Theorema

    Theorema and Mitsouko layered is gorgeous, by the way. Daisy on NST introduced me to this combo.
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    Re: Alien or Pure Poison

    I wear both these, funny I never noticed any connection between them. Of the two, Pure Poison is softer and prettier. But Alien is the better fragrance. :)
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    Re: Most worn in July?

    Tabac Blond x12
    Hypnotic Poison x7
    Kelly Caleche x6
    Chance x3
    Le'a x1
    Cool Water Wave Woman x1

    I've been learning to think outside the box on some of my fumes, and this month I've...
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    Re: Cabotine by Gres

    Cabotine is always available in abundance at my local Ross/TJMaxx/Marshalls for like, $12.99. I've been very tempted to just buy it but for all the green talk. These descriptions lead me to think...
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    Re: Slips -- a thing of the past?

    I wore a half slip under my wedding dress. Otherwise I haven't worn one since I was a little girl, either. I hated them then and I don't miss them now. I'm sure that makes me very much a part of a...
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    Re: What perfume do you wear most often?

    Tabac Blond by Caron (68)
    No. 22 by Chanel (39)
    Kelly Caleche by Hermes (28)
    No. 5 Eau Première by Chanel (28)
    Alien by Thierry Mugler (24)
    Le'a by Saffron James Parfums (23)
    Private Collection...
  36. Re: 3 Must-Have Designer Scents. (Stealing from the guys forum!)

    Well, I have to have four. Sorry. ;)

    Mugler Alien
    Dior Hypnotic Poison
    Chanel Eau Premiere
    Hermes Kelly Caleche
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    Re: What would you wear when.....? [for fun]

    Tabac Blond for the first scenario; intense body heat turns the concoction up a notch. I might even go with some vintage My Sin.

    Amber Ylang-Ylang for the second; it calls to my mind that very...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Thanks Shades, good advice! :) I think I heard somewhere along the line to roll your polish; I'll *try* to remember that. I just found that Electric Blue is available on ebay, as well.
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    I'm in another old Cover Girl color, Electric Blue; sort of a turquoise/peacock blue. I have another blue in the same family, a Nicole color, which is a greener turquoise. I prefer the CG and I'll...
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    Re: "The Genre You Love" Questionnaire!

    Genre: Oriental

    Current Favorite: Tabac Blond

    Newest Discovery: vintage Emeraude

    Latest Purchase: Bulgari Blu Notte, for my May Blind Sniff (I needed a good excuse. lol.)

    Can't Wait To...
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    Re: Most worn in June and Second Quarter?

    For the month...
    Tabac Blond x10
    Kelly Caleche x8
    Fracas x5
    Chance x2
    Eau Premiere x2

    For the quarter...
    Tabac Blond x27
    Fracas x11
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Essie Licorice. I'm sort of in love with the idea of black polish with black sandals right now. :)
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    OPI Strawberry Margarita. It's great-- somewhere between hot pink/fuchsia and coral, very bright and summery. It makes me think my toes would look right at home in some warm sand. :)

    I bought...
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    Lilybelle... looking at your picture, I remember a half full bottle just like yours in one of the local antique shops. It had been there at least a year as of last fall, and I'll bet it's there...
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    Responded... Thanks Nostalgie :) :) :)



    That was my first guess because of the brown feel of it... brown derby? I know that's the name of a restaurant. Otherwise I don't know where my...
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    Soap petals, how very clever! Well they smell so nice and complement the box and the perfumes so well that I think I'll just keep everything together so I can bring it out, inhale deeply, and enjoy...
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    So here is FrouFrou's gorgeous artwork. The flower smelled lovely, too, like hand lotion and Sample B. It was neatly tied up in that blue ribbon... so pretty. There's a little brown moth painted...
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    Can't wait for the final post! This has, as always, been so much fun. I felt like I grew exponentially during this one. Thanks for such a fun, challenging, and multi-faceted sniff, Twolf, as well...
  49. Re: June Blind Sniff: Mothballs, Old Ladies' Best Defense

    This. I had not, in the history of blind sniffs, submitted one correct guess. Ever. I actually think hosting, and researching the fumes I featured, better prepared me to be a sniffer.
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    You know, I was so wrapped up in the 1930's thing that I didn't realize Vega is still in production.... That one actually sounds like a Guerlain I'd really like, too, by the by. :D
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    M, I keep thinking about your reformulation questions and how potentially key they are...
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    I want A, in that formulation. <3 <3 <3
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    Next question! Is C one of these three-- Sous le Vent, Vega, Coque d' Or?
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    Oh, Happy Birthday Twolfie!!! :) :) :) :birthdays: :birthdays:
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    Too funny! I was just thinking, "Mimi probably knows this one right off!" lol. :)
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    Oh I get it, Mats. Duh. lol. We might be smelling a reformulation before the thing was discontinued. Got it.

    I'm exploring Djedi as a possibility right now. None of us seem to have gotten a...
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    So in post 300, Twolf answered my question about C still being in production with NO. So we're going after discontinued Guerlains, not reproductions, unless T gave me a tricky answer.
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    I'm still trying to compile a list of discontinued Guerlains so maybe the question can be asked in a "Is C in this group" format. Right now I'm trying to narrow it down based on description and...
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    Luckyscent doesn't sell Guerlain. Just thought I'd share my discovery.
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    Whoa! Sorry for being so presumptive, gals. I would have bet on that one. Right now I'm looking up discontinued Guerlains on TPC's website.
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    Good morning T!
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    See you then!
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    Oh! Just saw these. I'm down. I think 7am pst was when Mats said she'd be back on.
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    Okay, Nostalgie, so it is a discontinued French masculine, and your review very closely matches the official pyramid.

    Let's set up the pyramid. :)
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    Go Nostalgie!! :)

    Is this still in production?
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    And yes, post the actual questions in question in color. I like it.
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    Perhaps a later, pertinent question could arise from the guesses wagered for the sake of doing so. Or we could simply muse about certain guesses, as we are preparing our actual questions, as we are...
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    THIS IS NOT A QUESTION!!! lol.



    It is not an official question unless it 1) is designated as such and 2) contains a question mark. :evil::wink::engel017::bath:
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    Okay then... So this doesn't count but do you all think we should do this in the morning now and wait for Mats?
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    I think Mats is gone? I sort of feel like defining the house and the year.
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    Alright, I'll start by saying that my initial impression, especially of the beginning, was quite different than what I'm getting now. It could be because today is considerably warmer and drier than...
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    Bless your hearts. :o
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    Well I have a rubbish nose and a clumsy way of writing and it's still taking me forever to post this. lol. Almost done! :D
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    Um, seriously? I have to follow Mats's fabulous review? *sticks out lower lip and pouts*
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    Hi guys! Hi H! I'm here with vino in hand and fume on wrist. Let me get caught up here...
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    Yeah, I guess I do sleep in pretty late on Saturdays.... :p. Well, I can set the alarm if I have to. lol. :D. So I will post my impressions tomorrow night after Mats.

    Hi Warum! Welcome back!...
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    I just finished reading through the Smoke and Mirrors sniff... that one was exceptionally good... made me miss a few awesome BNers, too. What it tells me is that we should def work together and be...
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    Mats, the whole issue arose because things have been so difficult to coordinate for this month's sniff in the first place, per the Blind Sniffs in 2011 thread, then this weekend became next to...
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    Re. preferential treatment, Twolfie, I would never have gotten this one without your gentle nudging, and you know it. :) We would have been sitting here forever and my brain would be leaking out my...
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    I"m 99.9% sure I know it now... I pm'd Twolfie and FrouFrou, so now I just wait! :) I think my lil walk did me some good. Such a treat to be able to try this one.

    Way to go Mimi and Kiliwia!...
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    Hekk's bekks. I'll be back in a few, I don't know where I'm going wrong. Apparently the web cannot decide if Shalimar was a 1921 or '25 launch. Or my eyes/brain were playing tricks.
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    Okay, the Guerlain you're talking about is Shalimar, and the year 1921. No. 5 came out that year, as well, but in 1922 Chanel launched Jasmin. That wasn't the hit, though, No. 22 was. Guerlain had...
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    T, you have the patience of a saint. You really do. And I thank you for it.
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    Ambrette? By process of elimination and a complete hit me over the head clue? ;)
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    Some sort of amber... mothballs... ambergris.
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    Oh, I know they're similar. WS was the only fragrance that showed up after one particular search. One formulation of WS matches the color... I put B up against vintage WS cologne, so it is possible...
  87. Re: June Blind Sniff: Mothballs, Old Ladies' Best Defense

    Well, you haven't confirmed or denied the existence of moss, so maybe it's there... maybe this is really a floral-chypre.

    Is it a Weil?
  88. Re: June Blind Sniff: Mothballs, Old Ladies' Best Defense

    Ahh, that's true. I knew better. Is it acacia/black locust?
  89. Re: June Blind Sniff: Mothballs, Old Ladies' Best Defense

    I don't think there's any moss here. Roots and resins make more sense-- orris and labdanum, maybe.
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    Thanks for the freebie! And good morning. :) Must be a Guerlain, then.
  91. Re: June Blind Sniff: Mothballs, Old Ladies' Best Defense

    I do think this is from a French house.
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    I was just going to pm you Bellodgia, and mention that my bottle must've really turned.... :p
  93. Re: June Blind Sniff: Mothballs, Old Ladies' Best Defense

    The gasoline thing... I was completely baffled by this last night, and all I could think to do was look to my Tabac Blond, which holds a prominent gasoline note to me, and figure out what causes such...
  94. Re: June Blind Sniff: Mothballs, Old Ladies' Best Defense

    I don't get galbanum... The green is a fresher, more subtle green... freesia, maybe, or cyclamen?

    I'm not getting any gasoline at all. It's not sticking around on me, either.

    This one's a...
  95. Re: June Blind Sniff: Mothballs, Old Ladies' Best Defense

    Hi M! :) I just reapplied. It's reminding me of White Shoulders, now. I don't get any gasoline, but it sounds like I should be... Must explore.

    editing to add: Doing a side by side now......
  96. Re: June Blind Sniff: Mothballs, Old Ladies' Best Defense

    Oh, okay! Sounds good. I'll keep pondering. :)
  97. Re: June Blind Sniff: Mothballs, Old Ladies' Best Defense

    Ah, I realized my first guess was incorrect almost as soon as I submitted it. lol. B reminds me a bit of Gap Heaven, only more full-bodied and more natural. So there could be jasmine in here, as...
  98. Re: June Blind Sniff: Mothballs, Old Ladies' Best Defense

    Sample B-- I get a very pretty rose right out of the gate, and then a more dominant muguet and maybe violet, if that accounts for something green, a few minutes in. The color of this one is a...
  99. Re: June Blind Sniff: Mothballs, Old Ladies' Best Defence

    Well you're forgiven, then. :rolleyes: ;) I have no such excuse. lol.

    I'm off to do some yoga and then work; I'll check back in between to see if there's any more action... Can't wait to try B!...
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    Oh, and I love it. :o
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