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    Re: Osswald New York

    I'm not suggesting they do CODs I was just wondering. Usually, you have to know ahead of time that's the arrangement. I've never done one personally. They're very rare. And not really on the up and...
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    Re: Osswald New York

    C.O.D.- Collect on Delivery. Means they hit you up for the money when they deliver it. It sounds like you must have not quite come up to the spending requirement for free shipping. That is a drag....
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    Re: Osswald New York

    Oh, right. that explains it.
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    Re: Osswald New York

    Thats odd about the shipping. They didn't add any on. Could it be added as a C.O.D.?
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Sounds like somebody is having too much fun!
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    Re: Osswald New York

    Good to know. Thank-you!
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    Re: Have you ever felt bad about over spraying?

    Once I wore Fleurs Oriental by Miller Harris in a public picnic situation. It was a garden fundraiser. I had just sprayed it on and I became painfully aware that it clashed with our dinner. We had...
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    Re: The Psychology of the chase....

    I do find it annoying to sample something I can never have. Unless, there's a chance I can come close in some sort of twin match.
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    Re: Found great mystery perfume. Can you ID?

    Yes, something like Aperçu only not as spicy. There's a resemblance to EL Private Collection (vintage) but not as green and with that soft floral I mentioned. I see lemon is mentioned in one of those...
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    Re: Osswald New York

    Has anyone shopped on the Internet here at Osswalds? I just ordered something they were out (back ordered) at Luckyscent. Hoping for the best. Shipping was free. :-)
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    Re: Found great mystery perfume. Can you ID?

    Thanks, I can enjoy it more now knowing it's not just an odd experiment.
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    Re: Found great mystery perfume. Can you ID?

    Ah well, it remains a mystery.
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    Re: Found great mystery perfume. Can you ID?

    Gosh, is that what I have here? An extract of magnolia? I'm telling you it is greenish and mossy. So luscious you wouldn't believe it. But it is lightly floral, too.
  14. Re: I dislike most of the scents I sample - Is this normal?

    I first found the notes I preferred. For me, it was amber. I searched for the best one I could find. Then I began to notice how much I liked chypres and Vetyver so it was on to look for the best of...
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    Re: Found great mystery perfume. Can you ID?

    Thanks, IPP, you found the correct post. I wish he had posted on my original post, which seems to have been lost. But anyway, I'm glad I posted this again. I was wrong that it was a base. These are...
  16. Thread: UOP's Arisha

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    Re: UOP's Arisha

    Hey, this is great. I finally have the answer! I'm glad I posted this again. Thanks for your picture of the whole package! This perfume is exquisite. I wish I could find more.
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    Found great mystery perfume. Can you ID?

    http://i61.tinypic.com/11me0zb.jpg

    My guess is Firminich base. It has lots of galbanum and oak moss. A great chypre!
  18. Re: I dislike most of the scents I sample - Is this normal?

    Definitely give them a long drying time as Danieq, suggests. But there's nothing wrong with being careful. Don't buy anything unless you love the whole sample from beginning to end. Otherwise you end...
  19. Re: Florientals, and Woody Florals any recommendations ?

    Creed- Spice and Woods would be a nice choice. http://www.basenotes.net/ID26131782.html
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 23th, 2014

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-GnfvnuCQxp0/UWYkrszlIeI/AAAAAAAAGs0/7wjQ1pxeZ5g/s1600/barred+owl+tickville.jpg

    ​Creed- Spice & Woods

    http://www.basenotes.net/ID26131782.html
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Very clever. I love this one. You can always sell it.
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Opomone, I never knew Sous les Vent meant 'Downwind'. That's not so connected to flying as I thought. I love it, too!
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i59.tinypic.com/2i6hvn8.jpg

    Alexandrite cut crystal (lavender) with brass fittings, Bohemian- Moser? Austrian cut crystal with gilt added.
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i60.tinypic.com/sv1f7q.jpg
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    Re: WORST Fragrance you have smelt?

    Blasphemer!

    My list is pretty long, too. Let's face it, tastes vary widely, like all over the map!
    I just don't get;
    Alien
    Joop
    J'Adore
    YSL-Paris
    SH- Pear & Olive
    EL- Beyond Paradise
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    Re: Aldehydic Florals - Let's Discuss!

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/31204/l-de-lubin-by-lubin

    I like this re-introduced Lubin, too. Even though the bottle is Top-heavy due to nutty stone lid.

    And don't forget about Caléche, but...
  27. Re: Looking for some nice iris based scent suggestions....

    Second the Divine, adding Le Labo Iris 39- ​warm, roots with Vetyver.
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    Re: Name your Holy Grail. Have you found it yet?

    Thanks, Nosey, I truly appreciate your insight. Welcome to the forum!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 22 April, 2014.

    http://www.joseescofet.com/USERIMAGES/LEMON%20TREE%2081x61%20cms%20Gouache1988%20copy.jpg

    Profumum-Acqua Viva
    ​Woody, intense lemon. Summertime!
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    Re: New mini cabinet

    Excellent! He's a keeper! I love a man who's good with a measuring stick!
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    Re: Aldehydic Florals - Let's Discuss!

    You may like to try Sublime by Patou. sparkling, tingly chypre, aldehyde floral. Ylang ylang and oak moss are key players. I just bought this one. I find it very rich though and will probably have to...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 21 April, 2014.

    https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-xOGmWTrUH18/UPVfrBAMVrI/AAAAAAAAMIM/LcV3oRvgfDY/w500/northern-lights-aurora-borealis-finland.jpg

    ​Congratulations on 15,000 Posts, Gary!
  33. Re: Hermessence Gift Set - Which four should I get?

    Poivre Samarcande
    Vetiver Tonka
    Iris Ukiyoé
    Santal Massoïa
  34. I have some samples of this on order. Can't pass...

    I have some samples of this on order. Can't pass up "The sexiest scent on the planet"!
  35. Re: Is it normal for your preference of scents to evolve?

    Agreed. It's a problem. That's why I've developed a huge sample library/stash. Also expensive. But not as expensive as blind buying. Let's face it, this is a costly hobby. All I can say is, try not...
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    I received the order from Twisted Lily - Rouge Bunny Rouge.
    Only 4 days. Pretty good shipping! This one smells like EL- Pleasures, only rounder.

    Here's something for Easter.
    ...
  37. Re: What's a good beginner summer Niche fragrance??

    Chanel no. 5 is not really very light and summery. It's a jasmine forward aldehyde. Best in the parfum (IMO). Maybe, if you like a heavier floral, for dress up in the cool evenings. Chanel- 31 Rue...
  38. Re: Rouge Bunny Rouge, 'Vespers' have you heard of it?

    http://pro.wabd-fm.tritonflex.com/upload/Qtip/4-2-GiantRabbit.jpg

    This smells a lot like Esteé Lauder's 'Pleasures' to my nose. Maybe a bit rounder. Less powder.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 21 April, 2014.

    http://pro.wabd-fm.tritonflex.com/upload/Qtip/4-2-GiantRabbit.jpg

    Rouge Bunny Rouge- Vespers
  40. Re: 'Opardu' by Pure Distance - Any comments? Criticism?

    My sample of Antonia has not arrived yet.
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    Re: Aldehydic Florals - Let's Discuss!

    Are you liking Jardin D'Amalfi? I also like Vintage Lubin Nuit de Longchamps and 31 Rue Cambone.
  42. Re: Florientals, and Woody Florals any recommendations ?

    Wow! The OP came back after 5 years for an answer. I hope it was worth the wait!
    I'm trying Tom Ford Private Blend Italian Cypress and it seems to be all that and a bag of chips! Oriental/chypre...
  43. Re: Please compare Vintage and modern Caron Bellodgia

    I have vintage parfum. In my experience, vintage EDT or EDC does not usually hold up all that well. Of course, there are exceptions. Especially, when the bottle has been opened, you are likely to...
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    Poll: Re: Scent for a Tropical Garden Wedding

    Une Jardin Sur Le Nil or Rose 31
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Sunday, 20 April, 2014.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_CvDCiEFbNy8/TKHAyPlCWNI/AAAAAAAAZbI/RNQ5_ysB8Po/s1600/William+Worchester+Churchill+(1858-1926)++The+Nosegay+of+Violets+Portrait+of+a+Woman+(2).jpg
    Frederic Malle- ...
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    Re: New from MDCI - Cuir Garamante

    Well, it turns out I really like this one. I purchased it. Smooth, creamy chypre, very old school and unisex.
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    Re: new bottle with no sprayer

    http://www.affwebshop.com/servlet/the-ATOMIZERS--dsh--POCKET%26PURSE-dsh-METAL%26PLASTIC-1-fdsh-3oz-fdsh-10ml/Categories

    You might like to try something like this. You can get plastic applicators...
  48. Thread: modern vetiver

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    Re: modern vetiver

    For a light, dry Vetiver try Parfumerie Generale- Querelle. ​Very modern.
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    Re: The best from MCDI

    If it's any consolation, I did not get on with Enlevement ​it was too sweet and actually a headache-inducer. But I gather I am in the minority.
  50. Rouge Bunny Rouge, 'Vespers' have you heard of it?

    I just ordered from this new company - Rouge Bunny Rouge; Vespers. It was on sale so I bought it blind, which I almost never do, but it had some notes that sounded good to me such as; green apple and...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 18 April, 2014.

    http://www.christies.com/lotfinderimages/d50942/d5094242r.jpg

    ​Profumum-Rosae Mundi
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    Mine will have to be Profumum Rosae Mundi. ​This one just doesn't disappoint. Lasting, fresh and glorious. This is why I love fumes!

    http://www.christies.com/lotfinderimages/d50942/d5094242r.jpg
  53. Thread: modern vetiver

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    Re: modern vetiver

    You may like to try Mazzolari Vetyver sometime. It is a more 'golden' floral approach to Vetyver. Very creamy.

    http://www.luckyscent.com/product/32808/vetiver-by-mazzolari
  54. Re: Ebay Selling: Generally Good, Sometimes Not: Short venting session

    I've noticed some sellers have a long explanation of their policy. You can explain clearly why perfume is a non-refundable purchase and the variables involved. That may help.
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    Re: The best from MCDI

    I'm loving my bottle of Cuir Garamante a gentle leather frag. My other favorite is the improved Une Coeur en Mai. It was re-formulated a while ago and actually improved, which is unusual, but in this...
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    Re: Looking for a new scent

    Serge Lutens- A La Nuit , Sa Majesté La Rose
    Bond No. 9.- Chinatown, Eau de New York
    Chanel- Cuir de Russie, Bois des Iles
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i60.tinypic.com/73i9o6.jpg
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    Re: My collection so far...Portrait of a Lady

    http://i59.tinypic.com/96cf7k.jpg

    Mt. Washington in pastels. And small sterling by silversmith Charles May circa 1880's, Birmingham marked.

    http://i59.tinypic.com/v5a4n5.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, April 17, 2014

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-wO8KEYGJczo/TVlc8zisL5I/AAAAAAAA9QY/C47x0tZjTcQ/s1600/Archers_Frith.jpg
    William Frith

    Guerlain-
    Vetyver Pour Elle
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    http://perfumeshrine.blogspot.com/2013/01/rouge-bunny-rouge-chatoyant-vespers.html

    Just bought this- Rouge Bunny Rouge- Vespers, blind from Twisted Lily. Blind buy. It sounds interesting! So...
  61. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    http://i01.i.aliimg.com/img/pb/418/453/579/579453418_698.jpg

    I wonder how many apple-shaped frags are being made? All fruity.
    ...
  62. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.21943.jpg

    Another fume aimed at youngsters. Notice the backwards 'S'
    Those are some wigged out colors!
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Hedonist, look at all that Le Labo! And the Oiseau de Nuit! looks yummy! I've been thinking about that one for a long time.

    Puma, I adore Cialenga, ​jackpot!
  64. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    We are really out in the sticks here. I will have to seek it out sometime. I had sort of forgotten about it and never did see it at Von Maur.
  65. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    You know, I still have not tried this. Was it a limited release, or just badly promoted?
  66. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Sticky: Re: Off-Topic

    Thanks, MrNY & Hednic, she really is a special little cat. She loves to climb up trees and run around on our flat roof. :-)
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Too extreme? I hope LT can take a little ribbing. He certainly knows how to dish it out.
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    The one drawback to my idea about warming up perfume with body heat is that it won't work on vampires. :-(
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Someone here on BN recently said she hated Iris Silver Mist on paper so she wasn't going to try it on. That's a good example of a scent being sold short, IMO. ISM needs to warm up and meld with body...
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    I can understand shuffling through and eliminating the duds on paper, yes. I just don't get reviewing them without trying them on. I try on everything I'm interested in.
  71. Re: 'Opardu' by Pure Distance - Any comments? Criticism?

    I have a sample of Antonia on the way. Can't wait!
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    Re: Chanel Eau Premiere

    Chanel at TJMax? I'd probably soil myself!
  73. Re: Which to buy? Pure distance 'M', Acqua Viva, or Iris 39

    Well, I've entered a split of Iris 39 and ordered the oil from LuckyScent because I'm impatient. Plus there's a little sale on now at LS. So, it's all over but the shouting. I'll let you know how I...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, April 16, 2014

    http://www.ascenicworld.com/blog/wp-content/gallery/inanimata/blue-spiderweb-redux.jpg
    Guerlain-
    Après L'Ondée
    Vintage parfum
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    Still, it seems that, for the purposes of reviewing it is more useful to ascertain how it performs when worn. I just can't get much information from this clinical/detached approach.

    I need...
  76. Thread: Off-Topic

    by kumquat
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    http://i57.tinypic.com/2w4yxad.jpg

    I hope you don't mind a gratuitous "cat shot". I can't believe my iPad worked so well this close!

    http://i58.tinypic.com/8z4exk.jpg
  77. Thread: Off-Topic

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    Wow, Hednic. That sounds wonderful!

    http://i62.tinypic.com/2la77sy.jpg

    Here come the daffodils!
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    Re: Why did Luca Turin dissapear from style?

    I guess I may be the only one who is not convinced by the testing on paper strips.
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    Re: Vetiver Pour Elle

    This is so pretty. Greenish and floral. I just wish it had better silage and longevity.
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    I did it. Good idea! Maybe it will help. Couldn't...

    I did it. Good idea! Maybe it will help. Couldn't hurt.

    I also think the method of testing is deeply flawed. Perfume is applied to skin and then it dries in open air. Putting a patch over it...
  81. Re: Which to buy? Pure distance 'M', Acqua Viva, or Iris 39

    Oooh darn, I was afraid of that! I just might have to do that, too. I am considering going in on a split so I may treat myself to the oil, sometime in the near future. I'd save $ on the split. That...
  82. Re: 'Opardu' by Pure Distance - Any comments? Criticism?

    I haven't tried that. I'll have to do that. I was only looking at 'Opardu' because I happened to have a sample. Thanks for the suggestion!
  83. Re: How do you buy, store and organize samples of perfume?

    Originally, I thought we could also give examples of good places to source samples in this thread. I just ordered from the 'Posh Peasant' again. I am reminded what an easy experience it was. They do...
  84. Re: Which to buy? Pure distance 'M', Acqua Viva, or Iris 39

    Now I'm zeroing in on the Iris 39. It is sort of earthy and dusty, which I like. Almost woody, but not quite. I like it a lot! My husband didn't flip for it, though. I'm going to try it out on him...
  85. Re: 'Opardu' by Pure Distance - Any comments? Criticism?

    Now I'm starting to have doubts about this one, too. I wore the sample for my husband and he gave it 'Meh' as a review. The previous contender was LeLabo Iris 39, but he wasn't wild about that,...
  86. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    Naturally, the more badass the better!
  87. Re: Excellent smelling ladies perfume with longevity(shes 46 yrs old)

    Bond no.9 Chinatown
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    Re: Bourjois Soir de Paris (Evening in Paris)

    I had a sniff of a bottle once, but I confess I don't recall when. I don't remember liking it at all. Maybe I should give the parfum a try someday. It may be better than what I smelled which may have...
  89. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    And tonka, don't forget tonka!
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    Re: A great quality of the ingredients!?

    I don't think it helps to equate "quality" with "cost" or "expense". One perfume that is out now- 'Flowerbomb' is one of the headache inducers, to me, and they have a sales pitch about having "a...
  91. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    http://images.teamsugar.com/files/users/2/20652/21_2007/DiorAddictPerfume1.jpg

    Look at how pink is the newest Dior flanker.
    ...
  92. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ZDXRAfq3Qks/T39n4vPyYWI/AAAAAAAASEs/50FV1aXfyw8/s1600/Hello-Kitty-Big-Pink-Bow-Perfume-Collection-Spring-Summer-2012.jpg

    Am I crazy or is that a pacifier?
  93. Re: Stereotypical "Feminine" Bottles, Packaging: Irritating? Offensive? Humiliating?

    http://fashionbombdaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Nicki-Minaj-New-Fragrance-Fall-2013.png

    This just scares me.
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    Re: Recs for a creamy sexy skin scent?

    Yes, 'creamy' , as a descriptive adjective is just not at all helpful. I suspect it may involve higher-end niche stuff, though. Those Italian and French (all imports) perfumes are so much smoother...
  95. 'Opardu' by Pure Distance - Any comments? Criticism?

    I'm trying this one now. I recently decided against 'M' it is just too cloying for me, I realized. Now considering the smaller version of 'Opardu' It is pricey but I can get lots of samples, so...
  96. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    Maybe I should have said Paul McCartney, or Stevie Wonder....

    I'm too old to care about this stuff. I'm sure it will be rockin hot juice.
  97. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    Honestly! I just said the first name that popped into my head. Geesh!
  98. Re: What favorite scents do you like to recommend? Easy to find, not too expensive.

    http://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.765.jpg

    Here's another one- Salvador Dali Femme. Spicy chypre. On the Internet.

    http://www.namebrandsperfume.com/images/products/mediumimage/ROM50TSW.jpg
    And...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 14 April, 2014.

    Profumum-
    Rosae Mundi

    http://p2.la-img.com/1640/38814/16621648_1_l.jpg
  100. Re: Early warning: Pharrell Williams teams up with Comme des Garçons

    If you don't like Mr. Sting (and I can't imagine why not) put the name of your favorite musician in his place. That's all I'm saying. CDG's corny advertising bit about his being the "greatest talent"...
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