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    Re: Dark Bags under Eyes

    Nothing has ever worked on my dark circles, and I've tried them ALL.

    Most recently, the new wonder cure, the highly touted Hylexin. Before that, it was Chanel's Dark Circle Corrector.
    ...
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 29 Mar 05

    Guerlain Habit Rouge (1965, Jean Paul Guerlain).
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    Re: SOTD Friday 25 March

    My 250 ml jug-o-juice arrived yesterday!

    From the Creed Private Collection: Tabarme (1875).
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 24 March

    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Noir Epices (2000, Michel Roudnitska).
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    Re: leather fragrances - advice needed

    May I also suggest

    Caron Yatagan,
    Givenchy Givenchy Gentleman,
    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Le Parfume de Thrse, and
    Chanel Cuir de Russie.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 23 March

    Givenchy Gentleman (1974, Paul Lger).

    . . . memories of Fiorucci jeans and Donna Summer [smiley=2vrolijk_08.gif]

    . . . yet I feel just as comfortable with this classy classic today.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 22 March

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme (1978, Louis Monnet).
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    Re: SotD Monday 21 March

    Yves Saint Laurent Opium (1977, Jean-Louis Sieuzac).

    Second day!
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    Re: SOTD Sunday March 20

    Yves Saint Laurent Opium (1977, Jean-Louis Sieuzac).
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 15 March

    The rare and exotic cassie flower (Acacia farnesiana (L.) Willd.) is not easily tamed. Intoxicating, bestial, bordering on coarse, its fragrance is from another era . . .

    Editions de Parfums...
  11. CB I Hate Perfume Gallery in Brooklyn, NY

    From the Style section of yesterday's New York Times.

    Genius in a Bottle

    Christopher Brosius, the proprietor of the CB I Hate Perfume Gallery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, doesn't do copies. So...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 14 March

    Diptyque Philosykos (1996, Olivia Giacobetti).
  13. Re: Positively the worst "staying power" frag ever

    Jo Malone Black Vetyver Caf (2003).

    This fragrance is an afterthought before it hits the skin.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 11 March

    Pause at the edge of a garden in springtime
    and breathe in fragrant lilac whipped by the wind
    and you get

    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle En Passant (2000, Olivia Giacobetti).

    Spectacular....
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 10 March

    Herms Un Jardine en Mditerrane (2003, Jean-Claude Ellena).
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    Re: What says "aloof"?

    Fun thread . . . I have thought of fragrance as an expression or a reflection of emotion, but I wouldn't think of aloofness as an emotion, so Im not sure . . .

    However, Etro Messe de Minuit ...
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    Re: Maison Rance - Le Parfum du Vainqueur

    :o
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 9 March

    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie (2000).

    :) :D ;)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 8 March

    Yves Saint Laurent Kouros (1981).

    King K!
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    Re: Kouros- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Good ol' Kouros. It never evokes a response of indifference, does it?

    After reading this thread yesterday, I decided to wear Kouros today. It brings back so many fond memories of the early 80s....
  21. Re: New Yorker Magazine piece on Herms JdN creati

    May I join the chorus of gratitude? Thank you, DustB and justcurious, for sharing this article.

    I am particularly pleased to read that " [Gautier] and Ellena wanted Herms to dispense with the...
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    Re: Caron Tabac Blond parfum

    Tabac Blond only comes in the extract form. There is no EdT or EdP. It is available from the Caron boutique on Madison Avenue in NYC. It comes in both a spray and a splash. In the spray it is $170...
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    Re: SOTD Monday 7 March

    Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
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    Re: SOTD Sunday February 20th

    Yves Saint Laurent Opium.

    Started wearing this 28 years ago -- it brings back lots of wonderful memories. :)
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 19 February

    Gucci pour Homme

    CdG 2 Man's Twin Brother?
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    Stepping Up To Parfum

    Extrait . . . perfume . . . extract . . . parfum.

    Recently, I have begun to acquire some perfumes. All I can say is, WOW! The experience of applying and wearing perfume is so different from that...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 17 February

    Caron Tabac Blond extrait.

    Wow! WOW! ::)
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    bwp, thanks so much! I'll check it out.
  29. How To Apply Parfum From A "Stoppered" Bottle?

    A question for you frag-o-philes:

    I've recently acquired several bottles of parfum with the classic ground glass stopper. I seem to remember, as a little boy, watching my mom use the stopper to...
  30. How To Apply Parfum From A "Stoppered" Bottle?

    A question for you frag-o-philes:

    I've recently acquired several bottles of parfum with the classic ground glass stopper. I seem to remember, as a little boy, watching my mom use the stopper to...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 16 February

    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Musc Ravaguer, as I have a date this evening. ;)
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 15 February

    Chanel Antaeus to penetrate the damp of a rainy day in The City.

    http://members.aol.com/PoeSpecs/umb.jpg
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    Re: SOTD - Monday 14/2 Valentines day

    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Vtiver Extraordinaire with the matching Base Lavante Douce.

    Just returned from sunny Los Angeles 8) to rainy San Francisco.
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    Re: SotD Sunday Feb 13th

    Santa Maria Novella Acqua di Cuba.

    {Magnifiscent -- what a great basenotes name!}
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    Re: You Know You're Obsessed When...

    . . . you discover an online community of folks who share your fascination with fragrance, but you don't tell any of your friends about your new discovery because they probably just wouldn't get it....
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    Re: Sisley products

    I agree with musclegod. I received a sample of the Ecological Compound (which sells for $185.00!!) and its primary ingredient is mineral oil. I would never, ever put mineral oil on my face. Talk...
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    Re: Applying Fragrances to Clothing

    What a great idea. I had never thought of this. I especially look forward to trying it with some of the fragrances that I love but which don't last on me (like CdG2man).

    And, no less than the...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 30 January

    Posting late in the game again today.

    Rochas Moustache.

    A lovely, long-lasting, bright and classic fragrance for a sunny -- if chilly -- day in The City.
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 29 January

    Busy Saturday; just now posting.

    Comme des Garons parfums*PARFUMS Series 3 Incense: Jaisalmer
    with Etro Benetroessere Raving Latte Corpo Spray. Working together nicely.
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    Re: Le Parfume de Thrse

    Aim Guerlain created Jicky in homage to the sweetheart of his youth. Yet it is masculine enough for Sean Connery* to feel comfortable wearing it. And feminine enough for Mrs. Onassis to have...
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    Re: Le Parfume de Thrse

    So a peach is feminine? Fascinating I never knew that. And nutmeg, too? Well, well.

    I wear and enjoy Le Parfume de Thrse. Apparently, I am that "kind of a 'man'."

    Chuck
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    Re: THE GHOST OF SILVER'S PAST...........

    Are these two different "men's" fragrances: Silver and Silver Crystal? Or is the Crystal (or Cristal) the "women's" fragrance?

    I'm especially curious, because I just ordered Silver from Four...
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    Guerlain: Somers, NY ??

    Recently I noticed -- for the first time, I think -- that the label on my 20+ year old bottle of Habit Rouge says, "Guerlain, Inc. Somers, NY." Does anyone know what this is about? Maybe Guerlian...
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    Re: SotD Friday Jan 28th

    Van Cleef & Arpels pour homme.

    Happy Friday!

    Chuck
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    Re: Incense to burn....

    I noticed that Floris has some incense on sale.
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    fRe: SOTD Jan 27 Thursday

    Recently acquired Floris Elite.

    Top: Grapefruit, Bergamot Leaf
    Middle: Patchouli, Lavender, Cedarwood
    Base: Sandalwood, Vetiver, Rich Oakmoss, Tuberose

    Wonderfully dry. I sense...
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    Re: Everyone name one stinker!

    This is indeed a fascinating thread.

    To paraphrase an old clich, one mans stinker is another mans signature.
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    Re: frederic malle

    Today I am wearing Une Fleur de Cassie and I love it. While it is decidedly floral (I'm not sure what the cassie flower is) with pronounced rose and jasmine, the clove and cumin topnotes add a...
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 26th January

    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Une Fleur de Cassie.

    UNE FLEUR DE CASSIE. The rare and exotic cassie flower is not easily tamed. Intoxicating, bestial, bordering on coarse, its fragrance is...
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    Re: The ULTIMATE Basenotes LEATHER thread

    Okay, so I overcame my laziness, went to Osmoz and searched on leather and came up with the following raw materials: Cananga (Canangium Odoratum Macrophylla), Styrax (Liquidambar Styraciflua),...
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    Re: The ULTIMATE Basenotes LEATHER thread

    So where does "leather" scent come from? I mean, do they pulverize leather and then use a steam extraction process? I can't quite imagine that. Does anybody know?

    Thanks,
    Chuck
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    Re: Floris Impressions

    Today is my first with Santal, since its arrival yesterday. I concur with gruffydd3: It borders on being too sweet for me, but doesn't quite cross the line.

    I'm curious, though, why the...
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    Re: SOTD 25th Tuesday

    Today is my first with Floris Santal.

    From the Floris website:
    T: Sicilian Bergamot, Provencal Lavender
    M: Black peppercorns, Zanzibar Clove Buds, Cardamom
    B: Patchouli and Tree Moss
    ...
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    Re: Floris Impressions

    After reading here about the Floris sale, I ordered Elite, Santal, and JF. They just arrived today. Yippee! 300 ml of new juice! I'll let you know as soon as I try them.
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    Re: Musc Ravageur

    Here's the description from the FM website:

    Bright, complex, incredibly modern, LE PARFUM DE THRSE was created in the early 50s by Edmond Roudnitska, one of the greatest perfumers of the...
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    Re: The ULTIMATE Basenotes LEATHER thread

    Oh, yes, and let's not forget:

    Editions de Parfums Frederic Malle Le Parfume de Thrse
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    Re: Musc Ravageur

    Or, for about $75 (I think that's how much it was) you can get the sample kit with a 5 ml spray bottle of each of 12 FM fragrances (ANGLIQUES SOUS LA PLUIE, BIGARADE CONCENTRE, EN PASSANT, IRIS...
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    Re: SOTD Jan 24 Monday

    Herms Hermssence Vtiver Tonka

    Today is my first, since I got the Kit Dcouverte, with this Hermssence. I'm not sure it's working for me. A dry tonka? A sweet vtiver? Hmmm . . .
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    Re: SOTD Sunday January 23rd

    Comme des Garons parfums*PARFUMS Series 3 Incense: Jaisalmer

    Warm fragrance for a chilly day.
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    Re: The ULTIMATE Basenotes LEATHER thread

    Great threads (the ULTIMATE series)!

    I don't think anyone has yet mentioned Santa Maria Novella Nostalgia or Christian Dior Jules.

    To my nose, Nostalgia is all petroleum distillates and...
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    Re: SOTD Sat 22nd January

    Yves Saint Laurent Nu Edt

    After reading about Nu here, found a $19.99 set (50 ml EdT + 100 ml Lait Velout pour le Corps) at Marshalls.

    I'm likin' it . . . hope to try the EdP.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 21st

    diptyque PHILOSYKOS

    A liberal application in the morning lasted all day. (At one point in the afternoon, I was reminded of Grey Flannel, although I don't think they share any notes.)...
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    Re: SOTD Thursday

    YSL Kouros.

    I just went to the page for this fragrance to read the reviews, and learned that Kouros was composed by Pierre Bourdon. M. Bourdon also composed Frederick Malle Iris Poudre, which I...
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    Re: Manicure Sets

    Pfeilring makes exquisite implements and sets. Ive had a Pfeilring manicure set for over 25 years and its holding up beautifully.
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    Re: San Francisco, CA

    I just made my first visit to the Jacqueline Perfumery on Geary (off Union Square). The proprietor is charming and loquacious.

    He carries Amouage. Although I didnt check the womens, he currently...
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    Re: General Face Care

    Whatever you choose, may I suggest that you get something with a sunscreen in it (at least a 15)?

    Ask any dermatologist . . .

    I particulary like DDF (Doctor's Dermatologic Formula) Matte Finish...
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    Re: San Francisco, CA

    In addition, The City is graced with a Diptyque botique on Maiden Lane.

    The interior design store Alabaster in Hayes Valley carries three lines of fragrance:

    Parfums DelRae (Michel...
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    Re: Everyone name one stinker!

    Sadly, Eau Sauvage.

    My deepest apologies, M. Roudnitska.

    I want to like this classic, but lo these thirty years later, it inevitably recalls for me a wholly unpleasant even repugnant ...
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    Re: Best Non-shiny Moisturizer

    Na-PCA is great, either to use alone (if you have oily skin and/or you live in a humid climate) or with other cream-, lotion-, or gel-based moisturizers.

    Na-PCA is a clear liquid with the...
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    Re: Aubrey Organics Products

    Aubrey is an excellent line with reasonable prices. Just pick up any one of the products and read the ingredients: almost all organic and nothing synthetic. I especially like the toners, because they...
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    http://store.yahoo.Re: body lotion recommendations

    Alba Botanica makes an excellent lotion for daily use that is quite affordable, includes alpha hydroxy acids and also a sunscreen. The best price I have found online is at Smartbomb.com (a great...
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