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    Re: Chanel no 5 impressions

    I adore chanel 5 and think it is brilliant. The jasmine/rose chemistry is fantastic. I much prefer the EDP to the EDT which didn't work as well for me a number of years ago. The aldehydes don't...
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    Re: SOTD - Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 12th

    Sha. Getting cooler and soon I guess it will be time for orientals.
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 27th August

    Anais, Anais. It is sooo good.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday, August 15, 2007

    Mitsouko
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    Re: SOTD Sunday, 12th of AUGUST

    Silk in perfume oil by Ava Luxe.
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    Re: What's new with you since we went off line?

    Well I went to Macy's today and tested Covet. Strangely it reminds me of Sha by Alfred Sung which I very much like. In checking on the notes of Covet and Sha I found only three overlapped: muguet,...
  7. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Hi,

    Well I ordered some things from Serena two days ago and used "BASENOTES" and this did work and I did get a discount. She is on vacation and not taking orders for a couple of weeks :-(
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    Re: Sotd Sunday 10 June

    Annick Goutal's Eau de Charlotte.
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for June 2007)

    Bought Gardenia Musk and Silk from Ava Luxe both in perfume oil. PLus a bunch of samples. Serena is going on vacation and won't be accepting orders for a couple of weeks so I wanted to get my order...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 6 June

    I have been wearing SJP Lovely today and really picking up on the lavender note in it. I have concluded that lavender is one of my favorite notes. Even bought a "Method" lavender and lemongrass...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 5 June

    Tested a sample of Dzing (L'Artisan):
    tonka beans, balsam, saffran and ginger

    It is ok but nothing earthshattering. Not a whole lot of longevity or sillage it seems.
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    Re: Bandit: Declaration of Badness

    To me both Bandit and Fracas are beautiful but not always easy to wear fragrances. When you are in the mood, they can really fit the bill. They are also great value for the money.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 3 June

    So many wonderful fragrances on the Basenoters today! I am wearing Heure Exquise by Annick Goutal which I love for the wonderful rose over Mysore sandalwood.
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    Re: Look What's Opening Soon

    I signed up too no problem. Looks like a fun site!
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    Re: Most worn in May

    May stats:
    AL Doll Face 6
    Lavande Velours+Etro Sandalo 4
    AA Rosa Magnifica 4
    Chanel no. 5 3
    Violetta de Parma+Le Dix 3
    Diorella 2
    Sha 2
    Aimez moi 1
    Cabaret 1
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 25 May

    AA Rosa Magnifica. A like this a lot.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 23 May

    Gerlain vol de Nuit. None of the daffodils came up in my garden this spring so I have to compensate.
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    Re: In Praise Of Dior

    Each house has its moments and so does Dior. I am glad we have them all. I had a large bottle of Hypnotic Poison a few years ago that I loved and demolished rather quickly (these were my...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 18 May

    I have been wearing Safari which is very much a springtime scent.

    It has a lot of ingredients:

    Top Notes: 
Galbanum, Green notes, Mandarin, Aldehyde, Hyacinth, Orange, Daffodil, Blackcurrant...
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    Re: patchouli, patchouli everywhere

    I am a big fan of patchouli. I love the "dirty" earthy quality. Patchouli also has a "boozy" aspect, for example in Etro's Patchouly (which I bought to layer with fragrances that do not have enough...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 17th May

    Yes, LHeure Bleu and Heliotrope are really good together. The Heliotrope is kinda too sweet by itself and the L Heure Bleu is edgy (beautiful but something I might not wear very often). So when I...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 17th May

    Beautiful day here today and a lot of time spent in the garden. My peonies are about to bloom. I can't wait. Wearing Etro Heliotrope and Le Heure Bleu layered.
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    Re: SotD, Monday May 14

    I spent some time gardening today. What a pleasure: my lilac bush and a large patch of lily of the valley are blooming next to one another and creating a most wonderful fragrance. So I thought that...
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    Re: Favourite Chypres

    I love chypres. Favorites so far (in that order):

    Mitsouko
    Comme des Garcons 2
    Ava Luxe Silk
    Diorella
    Enjoy (Diorella and Enjoy are somewhat similar as fruity chypres)
    Lovely
    Nuit de Noel
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 May

    Aqua Allegoria Lavande Velours plus Etro Sandalo.
  26. Thread: Poppies

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    Re: Poppies

    Poeme by Lancome has two imaginary flowers in it and one of them is poppy:

    "Two imaginary flowers play opposite each other: the fresh and frosty Himalayan blue poppy and the voluptuous and carnal...
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    Article about perfume in Time Magazine

    Hi,

    Check out the interesting article about perfume and high tech gadgetry at

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1617543,00.html

    Krysia
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    Re: Your Most Wearable Fragrances:

    I would have to say Chanel #5. I know it has been around and tons of people have it but how can I argue with the absolute magic that this perfume is. I own it in EDP and feel that I can wear it...
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    Re: SotD Monday 7 May

    Ava Luxe Doll Face on a rainy gray day.
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    Re: Ava Luxe, Parfum or Eau de parfum?

    Well I have requested a number of samples in the past (quite a few) and sometimes I get the sample in EDP and others in perfume (whatever Serena chooses to do). If I like a sample I get the full...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 4 May

    Diorella, a wonderful chypre floral with loads of patchouli (which I love)

    Top: lemon, peach, basil, bergamot, melon, green notes
    Heart: honeysuckle, jasmine, violet, rosebud, carnation,...
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    Re: Most worn in April

    Guerlain AA Lavande Velours/ Etro Sandalo (this is a fabulous layering combo) 5
    Eau De Charlotte 4
    Doll Face (Ava Luxe) 3
    Patou Enjoy/ Etro Patchouly (another great combo) 2
    Hiris 2

    1 time:...
  33. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    I am wearing Doll Face today in edp which I own. So I am describing a perfume that I have worn many times and already know that I like (five stars).

    Notes : heliotrope, violet, French vanilla,...
  34. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    I tried my sample of Silk in perfume oil today. This is very long lasting and I was aware of smelling fantastic all day long from one application in the morning.

    Ava-Luxe website: "A sensual and...
  35. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Wild Blackberry Musk--

    Wild blackberries, Madagascar vanilla, white rose, skin musk, animalic notes.

    This is a wonderful fragrance. I own it in perfume oil. I adore blackberries to smell and...
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    Re: SotD Monday 2 April

    AA Lavande Velours over Etro Sandalo. I love, love, love this combination.

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Saturday 24 March

    Aqua Allegoria LAvande Velours over Sandalo by Etro. Basically ramps up the sandalwood already in Lavande. Love that Sandalwood.

    Krysia
  38. Re: Grand Guerlain Gallivant Week seven days of gorging on Glorious Guerlain

    Well I think I'm a bit messed up too. Oh well. I am wearing Nahema today which I really love. It has that fabulous rose and peach note. It is long lasting and it makes me feel svelte (the second...
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    Re: Think I've got Patchouli!!!!!

    I love patchouli. It seems to have such synergy with other notes.

    I have a bottle of Etro Patchouly that I layer with other fragrances. The patchouli seems to ground a fragrance and make it...
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    Re: Most worn in February?

    Annick Goutal's Heure Exquise
    Chanel # 5
    L Heure Bleu layered over Etro Heliotrope
    Sha
    Comme des Garcons 2
    In that order.

    Krysia
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    Re: Most worn in January 2007?

    I could never remember exactly, so I decided to break out the Excel and log perfume in a spreadsheet and this is what I have:

    6 times: Comme des garcons 2
    5 times: Heure Exquise
    3 times:...
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    Re: Which one smells like Shalimar?

    Neither smells all that much to me llike Shalimar. L'Heure Bleu has a lot of heliotrope late in the drydown. Of the two I think that Vol de Nuit is more like Shalimar. L'Heure Bleu has dramatic...
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    Re: SotD Friday 22 December (Winter Solstice)

    So glad it is winter solstice, cause spring is right around the corner. Wearing Shaal Nur today. No perfume for me this Christmas since I maxed out for my recent birthday and have decided that they...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 15 December

    A day to stay close to the skin and still feel very comfortable: Sha by Sung.

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 29 November

    Wearing Sha by Alfred Sung (got some for my birthday). Got it because of Quarry saying it is her favorite scent right now. I absolutely love it. It is lilac and musk and I love the animalic note...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 19 November

    Started with Cabaret by Gres which is a nice rose and incense scent but stays very close to the skin with practically no sillage.

    So I layered on Tokion by Ava Luxe in parfum oil form
    Notes:...
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    Re: SotD Monday 13 November

    Initial by Boucheron because there was snow on the ground this morning.

    Top note : Cassis leaves, Mandarin, Pepper
    Middle note : Rose, Jasmine, Immortelle, Patchouli
    Base note : Honey,...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 8 November

    Hi,

    Wearing Caron Fleur de Rocaille with a squirt of Etro Patchouly. Like the Caron better that way.

    Krysia
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 3 November

    A cold but sunny day. Wearing Doll Face by Ava Luxe with heliotrope, violet, vanilla, and two types of musk. Great for a winter cold day.

    Krysia
  50. Thread: Mixing Perfume

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    Re: Mixing Perfume

    Hi,

    I think Moondeva is right about mixing simple single or close to single note fragrances with your perfumes. I have relatively recently begun to do this. Since I am a patchouli lover I find...
  51. Re: If you would at all, what would you wear to gym? or to work-out?

    I used to wear Alliage by Estee Lauder which is labeled "sport" fragrance.
    # Top Notes
    # Peach, Citrus,

    Middle Notes
    # Green Notes, Jasmin, Rosewood, Pine, Thyme, Galbanum,

    Base Notes
    #...
  52. Thread: Scent ban?

    by Krysia
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    Re: Scent ban?

    So far I have not heard anything about this in Minnesota. Personally I would not want to cause any medical problems in other people. I try to be reasonable and not overdo my sillage.

    So many...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday September 6

    I have been wearing Wild Black Fig from an Ava Luxe sample: black fig, fig leaves, sandalwood, coconut, patchouli, vanilla absolute, hawthorn blossoms, gaiac wood, cedar, galbanum, black pepper,...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 2 September & Jicky day

    Wish I had Jicky.

    Etro Patchouly and some squirts of Bathed and Infused Angel, which first and foremost smells of milk chocolate.

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD, Tuesday 29. August

    Started with Bandit by Piguet and later applied some Rochas Tocade. Have become smitten with it.
    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Monday 28. August

    Etro Shaal Nur
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    Re: SotD, Sunday 27. August

    Hi,

    Tocade by Rochas. It is a really incredible rose scent with the rose emerging from the amber and vanilla base and smelling so sweet and demure in contrast.

    Krysia
  58. Thread: De - lurking

    by Krysia
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    Re: De - lurking

    Hi Serena,

    I too like the Ava-Luxe site very much: great graphics, very clear and informative, easy to navigate. Have just tested a bunch of your samples and like two especially a lot: Wild...
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    Re: SotD Friday 25 August

    Incense Tibet by Ava Luxe

    Notes:
    Coconut, Tunisian Musk, Rose Maroc Absolute, Night Queen, Balsam Copaiba, Himalayan Cedar, Virginia Cedar, Sandalwood, Indian Amber, Vanilla, Patchouli, Vetiver,...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 17 August

    Tocade by Rochas which I finally found at TJMaxx. It is beautiful with amber, sandal, vanilla and rose notes. Reminds me quite a lot of Bath and Bodyworks Aromatherapy sandalwood rose though much...
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    Re: SotD Monday 14 August

    Ralph Lauren Safar. It smells just so beautiful today.

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Monday 7 August

    Mitsouko
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    Re: SotD Sunday 6 August

    Jean Patou Enjoy layered with a squirt of Figuier (Bathed and Infused). It is a great combo.

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD, Saturday, 5. August

    Hi,

    Sorry no Vega. I am wearing Molinard's Un Air d'Habanita

    Top Notes: Mandarin, Blackcurrant bud and Grapefruit.
    Heart Notes: Flower of Osmanthus, Jasmin, Rose and Iris and
    Base Notes: ...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 2 August

    Shaal Nur today, always great with hesperidic top and rose in the heart and patch and incense in the base.

    Krysia
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    Re: Marshall's and TJMaxx today

    Hey that bathroom leak sounds pretty nasty and I sympathize. I have both a T.J's and a Marshall's nearby and I might just check them out tomorrow.

    Krysia
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    Re: A childhood dream smashed to bits

    Could it be that sometimes you get a bad bottle? I bought a bottle of #5 EDP at the Amsterdam AIrport where they turn over merchandise really fast. It seems really fresh to me and I find it ...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 30 July

    Wearing The Lost today by Bathed and Infused. It has almonds, cherry and very nice incense among other notes. You only need a very small amount and it lasts almost all day. Now I am tempted to try...
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    Re: SotD, Saturday 29. July

    The beautiful Mitsouko today.

    Krysia
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    Re: Smells like baby powder?!!?...

    Absolutely agree with all comments. I think that my kids are not that discriminatory and have fairly unprecise and general statements. Perhaps because of this I find them interesting. I also think...
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    Smells like baby powder?!!?...

    Hi,

    I periodically ask my kids to smell whatever I am wearing and to tell me what it smells like. The other day I put on Chanel #5 and asked. My son said that it smelled like baby powder. I...
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    Re: SotD Monday 24 July

    Etro Patchouly and Jean Patou Enjoy. I like this combination because the banana note makes the Enjoy a bit too fruity for me. Yet Enjoy has a beautiful rose note. There is already a distinctive...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 22 July

    Diorella over Etro Patchouly.

    Krysia
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    Re: Wearing the same scent for days

    Wearing the same scent for days can be tough when you have a bunch that you would like to wear. Earlier this summer when I went on a trip I took just one fragrance with me and wore it every day. IT...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 18 July

    Etro Patchouly with Caron Fleur de Rocailles over it.

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Monday 17 July

    The lost (Bathed and Infused). I like it: it has cherry and almonds, then almonds (and I think vanilla) and incense and sandalwood.

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 12 July

    Etro Patchouly with a squirt of Bathed and Infused Angel dupe. Very nice.

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Friday 7 July

    Bathed and Infused: The lost. Almond, cherries and incense. Has a very nice smooth drydown.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 6 July

    Etro Patchouly with Angel dupe from Bathed and Infused on top. Interesting...

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 5 July

    Mitsouko. Has been wonderful for summer.

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Monday 3 July

    Caron's Violette Precieuse.
  82. Re: Going back where it all started: the Classic Guerlains

    I too love Guerlain and have a bunch of them. I started with Shalimar because my Mom wore it and therefore I knew I liked it. I replaced several bottles that I used up over time. My next Guerlain...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 2 July

    Ivoire. So nice.

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Saturday 1 July

    Caron's Fleurs de Rocaille. Hot here today too.

    Krysia
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 30 June

    Mitsouko, EDP.
  86. Re: What frags have gone from "pew" to "I love you" for you?

    Mitsouko; took me a while to appreciate her.

    Have a couple of frags hanging out there that I hope to (gulp) love. L'Heure Bleu is one that I still can't get the hang of. There are so many...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 29 June

    You are ver welcome!

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Thursday 29 June

    [QUOTE=musse]I`m wearing Fresh Index Patchouli Pure today (mostly on my wrists, so I can smell it over and over again - love in a bottle...)

    I wonder how Fresh Index Patchouli Pure compares to the...
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    Re: Quest- Lavender & Violets

    Hi,

    Regarding Violette Precieuse, I have it in EDP and it is to me pretty reminiscent of Hiris. Except that Hiris is lusher and more powdery. VP is not a violet lover's violet at all and it has...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 29 June

    Caron: Aimez Moi. Very herbal at first with mint and then a powdery drydown.

    Krysia
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    Re: Let's pretend....

    I have fallen hard for Shaal Nur. Wore it every day for two weeks during a trip out to the Southwest (Monument Valley, Mesa Verde, Chako etc.). It wore so well and annoyed no one. It now brings...
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    Re: SotD Monday 26 June

    Hi,
    Shaal Nur over Suave Berry Smoothie body lotion. Somehow it is a great combination.

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Sunday 25 June

    Guerlain Nahema today. My son told me that it smelled smokey.

    Krysia
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 23 June

    Hi,

    Shaal Nur again today. Love the way that the patchouli and rose meander out of the intense hesperidic notes. Smellas great at every stage and fits summer so very well.

    Krysia
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    Re: The drive behind perfume

    I wear perfume mostly for me. It makes me feel good and as I wear it it becomes part of me. Perfume is different from beautiful clothes because you can't see it and the boundary between you the...
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    Re: Top favourite of the year so far.

    Well for now I would have to say Shaal Nur by Etro. Can't get enough of it.

    Krysia
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    Re: SotD Saturday 3 June

    Chanel #5 because I missed it....

    Krysia
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    Re: Woo Hoo Sacrebleu

    Hi,

    I haven't tried it but I want to. Very interesting to see the house of Guerlain continue with Patricia de Nicolai. Love the name (a French swear word - so amusing). The ingredients also look...
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    Re: Most worn in May

    Mitsouko
    Shaal Nur
    Lovely
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    Re: SotD Saturday 27 May

    Enjoy by Patou. I don't know what it is but I am craving patchouli.

    Krysia
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