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    Re: SotD Wednesday 18th of June - SSD!

    A very happy birthday to Twolf and Magnifiscent.

    And I want to add many thanks to Twolf for her generosity to us all.


    SotD Sira des Indes
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    Re: SotD Thursday 12 June

    Good luck to BrothaG.

    Thankfully no 100 degree temps today - and we survived our tornado watch without losing power - though many of my neighbors didn't and are still without electricity.
    ...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 10 June

    Sotd Aqua Allegoria Rosa Magnifica

    Need something light 'cause it's HOT HOT HOT here :(
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    Re: SotD Monday 9 June

    Happy Monday all. We are in the middle of a heat wave here in New York. 97(37°C)
    temp expected today. I hope the air conditioning is working in my classroom.

    Happy to find I can log in today...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 27 May

    Good morning all.

    First day of summer school teaching today. Tired and still stuffed from a round of Bar-be-ques and yard sales over the 3 day weekend.

    SotD - Heading out in Rumba. by...
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, May 11, 2008

    :wave: Happy Mother's Day to you all!

    Sotd Parure
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    Re: This is an experiment

    TaoLady Not a minority of one - make it 2 :D

    I used to read the men's thread - from time to time - but since there are way more guys than gals here - the morning SotD check in - is now many more...
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    Re: SotD - Saturday, 10 May 08

    Good morning - rain here early but clearing - working in garden today

    SotD Jardins de Bagatelle

    and Happy Birthday to fredricktoo :birthdays:
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    Re: Hi Honey!! We're HOME!!!!

    Thanks Grant

    :wave::wave:
    Hi everyone
    are we really here? Peeked at my wardrobe and it really does need spring cleaning.

    DH bought me a mini refrigerator for my fumes :)
    so am now...
  10. Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 3, 2008 ★★★ FRUITY

    Well missed posting but had a glorious day in Bahiana

    Notes: Brazilian orange, caipirinha limon, mandarin, tagette, green leaf, rosewood, gaiac wood, elemi, amber, musk, coconut.

    There is a...
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    Re: SotD, Monday 5th May

    SotD Un Jardin sur le Nil

    Will be out in the garden later after school - it's a beautiful day, all my bulbs are up and the white lilac is blooming - wish I could stay home!
  12. Re: New Luca Turin book - your thoughts? Here are mine.

    Just got mine from amazon - haven't read it yet
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    Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    Favorite cheapie - Ciara
    Favorite pricey - Bois de Paradis
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 29 April

    Dithering about what to wear today - pouring rain - guess that gives me my hint -

    Après L'ondée

    I had hard time getting on this am - kept getting server busy message - Is it just me?
  15. Re: All Invited! ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 3, 2008 ★★★ FRUITY

    Think I'll break out the Bahiana
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    Re: SotD MOnday 28 April

    Happy anniversary to Lievje and her husband.

    Finally back online after major puter crash - ugh. Still having glitches with this new OS Vista :(

    Rose Ikebana for me today.

    It's spring for...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 10 April

    Healing wishes to Lievje.

    It's going to be warm here today - finally. Broke out the bottle of Lancome Tropiques to celebrate.

    Twolf - that Sinus Help really worked - thanks. Avoid those...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, April 9

    :birthdays:
    Happy Birthday to Mr Quarry! And many many more!!!

    Am going on a spring strike - will only wear florals until we get a weather change. Brrrr. It's 3 degrees here (metric) which is...
  19. Re: Marian Bendeth and Basenotes Nominated in 2008 Canadian fragrance Awards

    Have all my fingers crossed for Marian (and Basenote's). Marian is one of the most dynamic women I have ever had the good fortune to speak with.
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    Re: SotD Monday 7th of April, 2008

    Good Morning everyone,

    slept all day yesterday so wore no scent - was pooped from traveling.

    Headed off to school today - testing Fragonard Eclat

    Here's what Fragonard says about it: "With...
  21. Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, April 5, 2008 >> Florals

    Everyone smells Luverly!!!!!

    Quarry glad you tried the CB Narcissus.

    I am sitting in an airport terminal somewhere in Illinois - waiting for a plane to Chicago, then another long wait till I...
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    Re: SotD Friday 4th April 2008 - TGIF!

    Hi everybody! Am logging in from the airport - traveling
    Wearing Terracotta VdE today - comfort scent cause I hate to fly
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    Re: SotD 1st of April 2008

    Am giving up perfume!!!!

    LOL - April fool's :D

    Have been suffering from puter deprivation since Thursday (visiting a friend with no internet) . And will be away again after Thursday till...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday March 26

    Sotd - Fragonard but named for a woman "Miranda"

    Here's what they say about it:

    Miranda has the gentle warmth of the trade winds, wafting sweet-smelling vanilla and smooth coconut from...
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    Re: SotD Monday 24 March

    Good morning all, and a belated Happy Easter to those who celebrated.

    Testing "Michelle" by Balenciaga today.....humming Michelle ...ma belle....da da da da...on my way to work. A big thanks to...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 17th March (St, Patrick's Day)

    Erin Go Bragh!

    Wearing Ô de Lancôme today

    for St Paddy's :D
  27. Re: Norell - 5 star vs Prestige: does it matter?

    I wear Norell, have been doing so for years, and though there have been discussions about the reformulation to tell you the truth I haven't noticed a difference, probably because in my younger days I...
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    Re: St. Patrick's Day Scent?

    Since everyone in New York becomes a little bit Irish on Saint Pat's day I'll reach for my green scent
    Ô de Lancôme :D
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    Re: Your favouritely newly-released fragance

    Hi Artemisa and welcome.
    I have some non-niche and not "old classic" scents that I enjoy - straight from the Department Store :)

    One that comes to mind right away is Hypnôse (2005) by Lancôme
    ...
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    Re: Suggest a "Splurge" Scent

    Love what you took with you (you have some of my favs) and glad to hear that the break-up doesn't have you down.

    For a spring summer change of pace I reccommend

    ...
  31. Re: your vintage "dream perfume" at an antique store....

    You throw the money at the shop owner and run out of the store cackling and caressing the bottle muttering, "my pretty...my pretty..." ;)
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    Re: SotD Sunday 16th March

    Riannon - What a beautiful bottle - I haven't thought about Safari in quite a while.

    Voile D'Ambre for me today,

    Finally broke down and bought a small refrigerator for my frags. When I...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 15 March

    A very happy birthday to Lady in Black!

    Feeling a bit better today - I can smell things.
    Catching up on diversity and testing by wearing Stella by Stella McCartney. TY dear TaoLady.
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    Re: SotD Friday 14 March

    :wave: Twolf

    Dee back - have been knocked out with bad cold and DH is sick too - gift brought by houseguest :(

    didn't make it downstairs to puter, could barely make it to work Thursday. No...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 9 March

    SotD: From the house of that fabulous female Coco Chanel: Bois des Îles
    http://i31.tinypic.com/106h9pt.jpg
  36. Re: SotD Saturday 8 March - International Women's Day

    For International Women's Day, and because I love florals, thought I'd wear a floral frag from a major house founded by a woman - Estée Lauder, and created by a female nose - Calice Becker. (OzMoz...
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 7th March

    Thought I'd retest JLo's Miami Glo (thanks to ScentSerenade :wave:)

    perfumer: Caroline Sabas (who also did Cannibis Santal)

    Top Notes
    Coconut water, Pink Grapefruit, Passion Fruit,...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 6 March

    Sending healing vibes for Indiscreet and TaoLady today.

    Decided to wear a scent named for a woman today so chose Stephanie by M. Storer (ty Quarry).
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    Re: Caron Bellodgia

    I agree with Brielle - Bellodgia is not at all melancholy - it is however complex ,and has a strong Caronade. Though I am not usually a fan of carnation - in Bellodgia it is transformed.

    Enjoy!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 5 March

    SotD Jaïpur
    Parfums Boucheron 1994 Created by Sophia Grojsman and Jean-Pierre Mary; a crisp floral-fruity edp with top notes of prune, peach, freesia and apricot,...
  41. Thread: Ma Griffe

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    Ma Griffe

    I have a dear friend visiting me from Brazil. She was looking at my growing fume collection, then sighed - and asked, "would you happen to have a sample of Ma Griffe? It was the only perfume I ever...
  42. Re: Name the Bottles Contest #3: The Blue Sky of Spring

    Luverly luverly luverly - now I have to change my wallpaper again LOL
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    Re: SotD Sunday 2 March

    Welcome back Wordbird.

    SotD Hiris
    Nice profile of Olivia Giacobetti on Bois de Jasmin

    http://boisdejasmin.typepad.com/_/2005/06/nose_of_the_wee.html
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    Re: Shall we make March "Diversity Month"?

    I don't have enough for a whole month - but was pleased to discover the one's I did have - and also had to do research to figure out gender - with some of the names :)

    Some of the "ladies" I had...
  45. Re: All Invited! >> Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, March 1, 2008 >> Chypre

    Couldn't log in today but spent the day in the wonderful Un Histoire de Chypre - twins with ComDiva.
    Though this isn't by a female nose - I wore it in honor of the ladies here who initiated me in...
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    Re: SotD Friday 29th of February

    SotD Terracotta Voile d'Ete

    Haven't decided what I'll wear tonight - going salsa dancing. Birthday party for my fictive sis - born on leap year.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 28th February 2008

    Good morning all.

    Very very cold here this a.m. and I have a solid sheet of ice leading down to the stables. The goats are smart enough to stay inside. Even the dogs didn't want to frisk too...
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    Re: Shall we make March "Diversity Month"?

    I started posting the lists I pulled together from net sources of female perfumers and noses to the blog section. Have not quite finished yet but there is a huge selection to choose from so far. Am...
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    Re: The Ultimate Sample Vial Tray/Organizer

    Fantastic - and so much better than just throwing them all into a bag, box or drawer. Prettier too!

    You da Bomb!
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    Re: SotD Monday 25 February

    In honor of Oscar winning actress Marion Cotillard for her role in La Vie En Rose (I love Piaf) wearing Mille et Une Roses / 2000 Et Une Rose
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    Re: SotD Sunday 24 February

    Still surrounded by snow this morning - need something warm to cuddle in so sotd is Fleurs des Comores
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    Re: Did Basenotes Match You with a New Love?

    Great question Tang. Basenotes has ruined me :D

    Almost all of the new scents I've tried have been a result of threads here. Plus Madini oils were suggested here for DH (he loves them). The most...
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    Re: Sotd Saturday 23 February

    Plus que Jamais for me today - still buried in snow here.
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    Re: SotD Friday 22 February

    Glad you like the tea and rose Tao Lady ;) Beautiful pic!

    Pooped from snow shoveling - grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr - will now warm up in Terracotta Voile d'Ete

    Quarry let us know when you can...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 21 February

    Love Lally's limerick :)

    Also in Hermes today - but Hiris.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 20 February

    Off to school today in L'Heure Bleue
    Have a good day everyone!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 19 February

    Have had company since Friday - and they've been on my puter :(

    Haven't been able to read/post much - suffering from bn withdrawal

    SotD Mitsouko
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    Re: SotD Monday 18th February 2008

    SotD Boucheron Eau Legere, creme and Edt
  59. Re: Lowbrow For Lovely: A Limerick Contest For Free Frags

    Congrats to Lally and all the rest of you bn-limerickers - best laugh I've had in years ;)
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    Re: SotD Sunday 17th February

    Make it a third L'Heure Bleue person today - good luck Tavorna!
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    Re: Estee Lauder - Pleasures alike

    Oz Moz suggests:
    http://www.osmoz.com/encyclo/marques/parfums_fiche.asp?ID=315&CATEGORIE=PARFUM&LANGUE=en

    I am not familiar with the frags suggested except for DelRae Debut - which is exquisite.
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    Re: Correct pronunciation and meaning?

    Comme des Garçons - "like the boys"
    Here's a list of how to pronounce designer names:
    http://fashion.about.com/cs/designers/l/blpronounce.htm
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    Re: Going to a Party tonight.....what to wear?

    What kind of party? Intimate small gathering with cocktails, dinner, or loud crowded all night dance party? In someone's home or a club?
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    Re: TGIF! SotD Friday 15th February

    Heading out into the ice again (brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr) to throw salt and try to get my car dug out ...warming myself up in the very appropriate Cuir de Russie sent by :wave: TaoLady :wave:
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    Re: New YouTube video: "Perfume Notes"

    Thanks! I thought she was quite good - loved her myth buster about "old lady" - my pet peeve ;)
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    Re: Fragrance Free coming to a Town Near You!

    Thanks for the link to the article. Makes me grateful I live (and work) where I can wear whatever fragrance I like - without anyone objecting to my choices.
  67. Re: SOTD Thursday 14th February - Happy Valentine's Day

    Happy Valentines Day to all


    Farnesiana for me today - have no idea why this jumped into my hand this morning - perhaps the sheet of ice I'm looking at outside the window prompted my need for...
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    Re: List of online stores

    Tavorna I agree with the discussion of international shipping. I had a hard time trying to figure out how to get the blue bottle contest prize to alba yesterday. Amazon.com usa would not ship...
  69. Re: Could Jennifer Lopez "Live" (created by Dominique Ropion) work on a man??

    I doubt that she'll lose any sleep over your lack of financial support since "She is the richest person of Latin American descent in Hollywood according to Forbes, and the most influential Hispanic...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 13 February

    ROFLMAO Quarry - you could be right :D (I read your review) and am planning to wear this to a very noisy salsa club for my sis' birthday bash on the 29th (she's a leap year kid) - the fumes will...
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    Re: What will your Valentines Fragrance be?

    Don't know yet - will decide in the morning when I get up - but will probably wear something sweet to go with my big box of chocolates from DH.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 13 February

    School was closed today, horrible weather here - struggled alongside of DH all day today fighting ice, and am pooped. Just received a package from amazon - my free gift cert purchase of Rumba and...
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    Re: Favorite Balenciaga?

    Thanks Twolf! Look forward to trying Michelle. I broke my "no blind buys resolution" - and did acquire Rumba - but I got it for free - so am not going to beat myself up about it. The package...
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    Re: What do YOU think is the most sexy cologne?

    Hi again Catagay,

    Even if I had J-B Grenouille's addy - I wouldn't give it out ;)

    I realize you had AbuDhabi flag - but switched it - see that you are in Istanbul. You might want to check...
  75. Re: The recent shift in gender distinctions in fragrances

    Thank you Marcello! I look forward to reading your paper. Have read Aroma: The Cultural History of Smell and thank you for the link to Scented Pages and the extensive references there - I see I...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 12th February 2008

    Hope you got your heat back on! Tis cold here in the Catskills too - I'm going to stay inside today and rest - still trying to shake this cold but feeling better.

    Sotd - Sira des Indes - trying...
  77. Thread: ...

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    Re: Jean Couturier Coriandre

    Brielle - Can't wait for my tax money to come in either - have visions of spending :)
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    Re: I Am Searching For Best Eau De Parfume

    Hi Cagatay, welcome.
    Perhaps it would help if you gave us an idea of what type of scents you like. Abu Dhabi has some of the finest perfume shops in the world - what have you tried already?
  79. Thread: ...

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    Re: Jean Couturier Coriandre

    Brielle, there are a couple of online shops that have the 0.3 oz Parfum for about 80.00 - amazon, beautiful perfumes and beauty encounter. :)
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    Re: Help me with my "problem"

    I shop on amazon all the time - I looked at your wardrobe and noticed you have nothing from Hermes. They currently have really good prices on Terre D'hermes, Un Jardin Sur Le Nil, Un Jardin En...
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    Re: SotD Monday 11 February

    Scent twins today with Coconut - this is cutting through my stuffy nose :grin:

    Welcome back Leivje!
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    Re: The Long History of Perfume

    I was reading something recently about trade between the far East and Islamic territories for various spices, perfumes ...will try to find the reference.
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    Re: Déjà Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    :bounce:
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

    tdem1961 :toppie:

    alba,

    AgentProvocateur,

    And also to Honorable mentions:
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    Favorite Balenciaga?

    We've been working our way here recently through threads on a variety of houses - Guerlain, Caron, Chanel, Lancome,...some of the lesser known these days like Fragonard.
    I'd like to explore...
  85. Re: The recent shift in gender distinctions in fragrances

    I'm curious about a date/time period when fragrance shifted into a male female dichotomy - since from what I know of earlier cultures globally men in Africa, Mesopotamia, India, Greece and Rome, the...
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    Re: How many people here own _______ ?

    Go to the very top of the page - above the yellow strip that says blogs are back - see where it says "search" click on it. It will take you to three search boxes. Use the one on the right.

    Put...
  87. Thread: Old Memory

    by DeeOlive
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    Re: Old Memory

    Hi Anamari,
    If no one remembers perhaps you can find someone who knows through the International perfume bottle association http://www.perfumebottles.org/home.cfm
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    Re: What do we know about Fragonard?...

    Trying Capucine this afternoon - couldn't wait even though my nose is still a bit stuffed.

    Notes from Fragonard : "Capucine is an oriental perfume, a harmony of grey tea, bergamot, jasmine, rose...
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    Re: How many people here own _______ ?

    Go to search - "all of basenotes.net" and put in the name of the frag and the word wardrobe - and it will search all of the people who have that scent in their wardrobe. But you have to check each...
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    Re: Museum Reception

    3rd Man - if at MoMa you will probably run into others wearing Chanel . Second choice George Sand.

    Your outfit is stunning - you will upstage the art work :)
  91. Thread: Guerlains

    by DeeOlive
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    Re: Guerlains

    I agree with lookingglass - since you don't want to smell like an elegant mature woman (which most Guerlains do) suggest you try the Aqua Allegoria line which Guerlain came out with to attract ...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 10 February

    SotD Nahéma
    Happy Birthday to Pellen, and hope everyone has a wonderfully scented day
  93. Re: Top 10 best sellers on various continents? ...

    Good point Twolf - I'm on other forums that have participants from all three - so it's not lack of puter access - I'd be very curious about why we don't have members - except the transplants. I...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 9 February

    Feel better with the cold Wordbird - my nose is still outta commission with mine :(
    since I can't smell me today - and DH is home, will wear what he likes to smell on me - Datura Noir
  95. Re: Reviews/comments highly affect what you think of a fragrance?

    I love the reviews here on basenotes. They have opened up a whole new world for me of fragrances I would never have tried. I've read negative reviews here of frags I love and they don't affect me...
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    Re: The Long History of Perfume

    Also covered later in National Geographic

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/03/070329-oldest-perfumes.html
  97. Re: Class and scent: Nouveaux riches, old money and plebeian???...

    Thank you Jen! Yes - my grandfather did love her dearly. He worked two jobs to ensure she would never have to work again. He kept her from having to sew for other folks. After their marriage the...
  98. Re: Top 10 best sellers on various continents? ...

    Interesting - I had read differently (CB) and been told differently by my Japanese students...which ones?

    Display It, Don't Spray It
    By CHANDLER BURR
    ...
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    Re: Déjà Blue: Name the Bottles Contest (#2)

    The larger version has helped keep me from squinting :) Thanks Tang!

    :wave: Go BLUE :wave:
  100. Re: Class and scent: Nouveaux riches, old money and plebeian???...

    Chaya you just got yourself adopted - will share grandma Ella with you.

    Yikes - is Mercury retrograde today? I better be careful what I type ;)

    The questions being raised here won't get...
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