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  1. Re: Which is your favorite Frederic Malle fragrance and why?

    Lys Mediterranee, but I wish that it had better longevity.
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    Re: Spring scents 2013

    Yendi EDP by Capucci & Gucci Envy pure parfum (which unfortunately are discontinued). And, for some reason, I like the new L'Heure Bleue and the old Bvlgari Black in Spring.
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    Re: Ladies of Basenotes, I need your help...

    I believe that you are looking for Dolce & Gabanna's first launch in 1992, which was simply called Dolce & Gabanna for Women. I loved it, too...it smelled of fresh citrus & basil. It underwent such...
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    Re: Your top 10 classic feminines to wear!

    Shalimar
    Mitsouko
    No 5
    No 19
    Habanita
    Baghari
    Tocade
    Joy
    Chergui
    Un Bois Vanille
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    Re: Soft custard perfume

    Un Bois Vanille by Serge Lutens...hands down! For an inexpensive, straight-up vanilla, try Vanille by Molinard.
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    Re: Modern Fragrance Masterpieces

    I would say that Odalisque by PDN ("pre-reformulation") was the most outstanding fragrance since the 70's. It belonged with "The Greats" like Shalimar & No 5.
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    Re: SOTD Friday, 31 August 2012

    Y by Yves St Laurent. It is so bright, refreshing & cheerful!
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    Re: Favorite vintage fragrance?

    Shalimar, in all of it's reincarnations, remains my favorite...with Mitsouko close behind.
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    Re: New Fragrance: Lady Gaga Fame

    In spite of all of the bad reviews here and elsewhere, it's not bad for a fruity thing. And I think that the whole "push-pull" technology translates to linear (and a little dull).
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    Re: Today I bought

    Lutens Santal Blanc from Beautyhabit. I hope that they really have it in stock. I want to try it before it disappears from the US. And I can't wait to try the new sandalwood from Lutens. I can't...
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    Re: Coco Noir de Chanel

    This one is "Angel meets Lolita Lempicka". It smells nothing like Coco Mademoiselle. It does smell a tiny bit like Coco. It is as though a giant, mega perfume devoured Coco, though. I agree with...
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    Re: Tuesday 28 August 2012

    Chergui. I don't know why, but I have craved winter type scents lately.
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    Re: Top 5 on your 'to test' list right now?

    Guerlain Les Deserts D'Orient and Les Voyages Olfactifs...I keep hoping for a beauty, although the prices are outrageous!
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 7 December 2011

    I put it on so long ago, I almost forgot. Paloma Picasso edt. I now have Aimez-Moi on one hand and the reformulated L'Heure Bleue on the other hand. They are both so different, yet they are both...
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    Re: New Chanel: No 19 Poudre and Jersey

    I just received a sample of Jersey from The Perfumed Court. It starts out a lovely lavender a la Chanel (now I'm getting excited), and then it turns to powder and then it vanishes! It broke my heart...
  16. Re: Recommend a fragrance for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    Thanks so much. I will give it a try!
  17. Re: Recommend a fragrance for the person above you based on their wardrobe

    For Debbborra...Violette in Love by Parfums de Nicolai/A la Nuit by Serge Lutens/Bois des Iles by Chanel
  18. Re: Is there a dud from every great perfume house?

    Allure from Chanel...but people keep buying, so Chanel keeps producing!
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 18 May 2011

    Lousy weather again today, so I'm wearing Habanita to keep me warm.
  20. Re: What scents would the Sex and the City girls wear?

    I think that Samantha would wear Bandit, Charlotte would wear No 5, Miranda would wear Bulgari Black and Carrie would wear Badgley Mischka. (This IS fun!)
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    Re: Spring Means Renewal And Flowers.

    Gucci Envy, Chanel No 5, & Serge Luten's A La Nuit are my favorite springtime floral scents. PDN's Violette in Love & Le Temps D'Une Fete are nice, but they do not last on my skin.
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    Re: Scents with great sillage/longevity??

    Habanita, for certain. Baghari is another choice. And beloved Shalimar.
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    Re: SotD Monday, 4 April 2011

    I know I'm boring, but it is No 19 for me again.
  24. Re: New Fragrances: Blood Concept - A, B, AB and O

    Just the thought "puts me off".
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday, 2 April, 2011

    Givenchy III extrait in honor of The Final Four. Go Huskies!
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    Re: Drop Dead Sexy Fragrance

    If you like florals, Serge Luten's A La Nuit is just about as earthy as a jasmine fragrance can get. And for winter, SL's Chergui is spicey amber & tobacco. Two very sexy fragrances to my nose.
  27. Re: Need Help Finding a "Dark" Floral for Early Spring

    L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain. It's moody and dark with it's spicey, musty violet/iris accord.
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    Re: Diorella lover, anyone?

    I, too, love the old Diorella. Newer versions (and there have been many) have been too sweet or too melon or too much like "wet dog". Diorella was my "go to" fragrance. It was perfect in all seasons...
  29. Re: Most worn in March and in the First Quarter of 2011?

    I found myself wearing Chanel No 19 alot. I'm not certain why...maybe because the new version has a warm softness to it that is comforting to me.
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    Re: SotD Thursday, 31 March 2011

    Shoegal...sorry that you once had to work with idiots! L'Artisan Vanilia for me today. The weather is lousy (snow, sleet) and Vanilia makes me think of pleasant things like ice cream & the beach.
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    Re: Green to Go- Spring for it!

    Envy by Gucci is my absolute favorite green spring floral...and I usually don't like florals. I think that you can still find it online.
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    Re: Best sexy vanilla?

    Vanilia by L'Artisan is smoky(incense) vanilla. There are a few bottles left on Ebay.
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    Re: need help choosing again

    Ditto for Lys Meditarranee. It is a quality lily fragrance with a little "summer sea" note.
  34. Re: Are GREEN CHYPRES really out of style these days?

    Green chypres will NEVER go out of style for me. Buy while you can, because the industry cannot make them anymore due to the new restrictions. I find that these new laws make it possible for the...
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    Re: Aldehydes "pour moi"?

    No 5 is the most famous aldehyde, but Baghari is my favorite aldehyde.
  36. Re: Please Name your Favorite discontinued perfume which you would like to be relaunched !

    Vanilia Givenchy III Scherrer And my long lamented Odalisque by PDN. I know, I know...PDN still carries Odalisque, but it is nothing like the REAL Odalisque.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 23 March 2011

    Vanilia by L'Artisan. A vendor on Ebay has a 3.4oz NIB bottle for $120, if anyone is interested. I have learned to embrace the incense, so I am sorry to see this scent discontinued.
  38. Re: My friend liked Tigress- What is close to that now?

    I wore Tigress. It's a cheerfully cheap Chergui. Chergui has more tobacco, but Chergui reminds me of the original Tigress. Thank you for that question. Every time I wore Chergui, I had deja-vous, but...
  39. Re: Can you rec a perfume based on these notes please? I'd really appreciate it!

    If you add a little raspberry to those notes, you have Insolence by Guerlain. It's a great Spring fragrance.
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    Re: Shalimar Parfum Initial

    Guerlain has not had a good idea in years, so I am not surprised that they thought they could sell inferior, unoriginal fragrances as long as they attached the word "Shalimar" to them. And PINK?!...
  41. Re: Recs please for white flowers - heady, indolic, not too loud blend

    L'Artisan's La Haie Fleurie & La Chasse aux Papillons are beautiful and not overpowering. And Joy also is a lovely, classic study in white. I love Jo Malone's Orange Blossom, but I cannot wear it...
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    Re: SOTD - Saturday, 19 March 2011

    Yendi. One of a Basenoter's recommendation. It doesn't stay with me for long, but while it does...I love it! Reminds me of No 19.
  43. Thread: Chat Room

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    Re: Chat Room

    Nope.
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    Re: Recomend me great female gourmands

    Un Bois Vanille. After wearing Lolita Lempicka, Angel, etc., it is the only one that I still like to smell. The others have turned my stomach after a few weeks of wearing. I don't think of...
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    Re: Recommend me a fresh/citrusy/floral

    Molinard de Molinard. It is a refreshing, citrusy floral with a touch of incense & vetiver to keep it interesting. Perfect for daytime and modestly priced.
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    Re: Favorite leather scent?

    Cuir de Lancome. It is absolutely leather, but it is sheer & beautiful.
  47. Re: Are Joy edp and Eau de Joy edp the same thing?

    I agree. Eau de Joy is vintage and smells just like Joy edp to my nose.
  48. Re: SOTD Friday 31 of December 2010 - New Year's Eve

    Wow! Everyone smells especially nice today. Mitsouko for me tonight. I usually start the new year in Shalimar, but I thought I would be different this year.
  49. Re: Is there such a thing as an incense chypre?

    The old Odalisque by PDN was THE best incense chypre followed by Givenchy III edp. Unfortunately, Givenchy III is no longer in production, and Odalisque has changed so much that it is not...
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    Re: Lilies in Fragrance.

    Anais Anais is my favorite lily fragrance. It is VERY feminine, though. I also like Malle's Lys Mediterranee...wonderful for summer. SL's Un Lys is sheer & beautiful, but the fragrance does not last...
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    Re: SOTD - Monday, 27 December, 2010

    No 19 for me today.
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    Re: Today I Bought ...December 2010

    Molinard de Molinard. I've been wanting to try this ever since I accidently purchased the lotion. And it is cheerfully cheap!
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    Re: SOTD - Sunday, 26 December, 2010

    Y edp. An odd choice for a blizzard, but I am on a chypre binge!
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    Re: So what did Santa bring you?

    Santa replenished my supply of Chergui. Thank you, Santa!
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    Re: The Synchronized Fridays

    How about an "old lady" scent? I would love to know what Basenoters think is their ultimate old lady fume!
  56. Poll: Re: What percentage of your wardrobe is discontinued, limited edition, or pre-reformulated?

    Yes, and the old Feminite du Bois. The new is really a pretty good rendition...just not as strong.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 21st December, 2010.

    Scherrer edt. Even though it is COLD outside, I am going green today.
  58. Re: A Sweet Tobacco Fragrance or A Sweet Smokey Fragrance

    My favorites are Habanita & Chergui.
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    Re: Voile Parfume - What Is That?!

    I definately am not thinking of Satinee (never heard of it). But I am grateful for your explanation. If I recall, Estee Lauder did voile back in the 70's and it seemed a bit oily to me. A lack of...
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    Re: Lutens gateway drugs?

    Chergui, hands down. That led to Un Bois Vanille and Feminite du Bois. I am still sampling some of the newer ones. They are all such a new take on an old trick.
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    Re: Ormonde Jayne, one to buy and one to try

    Ditto.
  62. Poll: Re: What percentage of your wardrobe is discontinued, limited edition, or pre-reformulated?

    I am still madly buying vintage chypres & anything with green notes. I just scored some old Alliage (not Aliage with one "l"), Gucci Envy parfum and some vintage Givenchy III edp. I have bottles of...
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    Re: SOTD Sunday 19 December 2010

    Isn't it wonderful? I thank the Basenotes gods every time I wear it! Congrats on 5K. I'm in Baghari today. It always makes me happy. I was surprised that Perfumed Court considers Baghari a rose...
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    Re: Ladies, do you wear men's scents?

    Bulgari Black, Cool Water and Eau Savage. And I love Habit Rouge, but I have not worn it yet. I like to smell my husband, but I hate to smell LIKE my husband. I would give anything for a really old...
  65. Re: The last fragrance that you will wear at 2010

    Probably Shalimar. I always say that I am going to wear something different this year...and I always wear Shalimar.
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    Re: Voile Parfume - What Is That?!

    Voile parfume is actually a light bath oil spray. It was popular many years ago (like maybe the 70's). If I recall, the longevity was great but the oil presented problems...like staining clothes.
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    Re: Need suggestions - gift for stepmom

    Classy=Chanel. Most department stores carry the Chanel line. The smaller size bottles of juice are under $100. And there are gift sets that are a little more reasonably priced this time of year....
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    Re: SOTD Saturday 18 December 2010

    Wow! I can't believe the rudeness of some people. You can never wear too much No 19! If anyone speaks to me that way, I just hit them with my big purse. I'm old and can get away with it! Kisses to...
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    Re: What fragrance most smells like a stripper?

    OMG! Tabu is perfect.
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    Re: Perfume for my wife

    Le Temps d'une Fete by Parfums de Nicolai is a nice, crisp floral. Actually, any of the fragrances by this House are nice. They are available on the Luckyscent website in smaller bottles which won't...
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    Re: Today I Bought ...December 2010

    He always scores...we need to move to Australia!
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    Re: help needed!

    Another thumbs up for No 19. Is this a Chanel day? I have really come to love this house. I am so impressed with their exclusifs. I was always a Guerlain girl and will continue to buy Shalimar &...
  73. Re: A fragrance that smells like "soap"- clean, smooth & elegant

    Another big thumbs up for Chanel No 5. I would add Ivoire by Balmain, but this frag turns sour on me. I love it for about 20 minutes and then...sour.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 17 December 2010

    A blind grab from the sample bag produced Sicily by Dolce & Gabanna. Not bad, but not as good as their first...the only fragrance that I truly love from this house.
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    Re: SOTD Thursday 16 December 2010

    What a perfect description! I am in Coco today, but, after your imagery, I am in the mood for Coromandel. Maybe tomorrow...
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    Re: Chanel Coromandel

    Thank you, Chanel, for putting this in a realistic, more affordable size. As a result, I bought it. Coromandel is almost shocking at first, because it is a patchouli BOMB! But it settles into a...
  77. Re: About to buy a perfume for a special girl...

    Everyone, young & old, likes Coco EDP. And it is perfect in any weather! (I'm "with you" regarding No 5. It is beautiful, classy but very icy & cool feeling. And probably better for an older woman.)
  78. Re: Fragrances with Frankincense and Myrrh notes, decent longevity and excellent sillage

    You are too funny, Ash H.! I think that any fragrance that resembles incense is on the new "hit list". I always marveled that Parfums de Nicholai used incense the same way that Guerlain used vanilla....
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    Re: Today I Bought ...December 2010

    I think that I purchased one of the last bottles on earth of Cristalle lotion. I paid twice as much as I did last year, but I love this stuff. I am so sorry to see it disappear, along with Mitsouko...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 15 December 2010

    Paloma Picasso EDT.
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    Re: Most worn in November?

    Coromandel by Chanel.
  82. Re: perfumes for hot weather suggestions please

    Bulgari Black is sort of a chypre oriental which I prefer in summer. It is like no other tea fragrance. Mitsouko, in spite of its spice, is a refreshing, fruity chypre. However, my all-time favorite...
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    Re: SOTD - 6 December, 2010

    Tocade. I'm in the mood for roses.
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    Re: SOTD Friday 19 November 2010

    Dior's Dune. For some reason, I like this one better in cool weather.
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    Re: SOTD: Saturday November 6, 2010

    Baghari. Every time I wear this, I fall in love again. The vintage stuff emphasizes the orange chypre aspect, which appeals to me.
  86. Re: How about a "Inexpensive & Admired By Me" Thread?

    Ditto. Habanita is one of the "greats". And I love Tocade. (Calandre made my list, also, until it was discontinued. Now it is pricey if you can find it.)
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    Re: SOTD - Thursday, 4 November 2010

    Chamade pure parfum. Wonderful...very different from the edp.
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    I tried to order from the website with no luck,...

    I tried to order from the website with no luck, so I called but got an answering machine. I would love to try this. Beauty Habit carries the line but did not offer this fragrance yet. I will keep...
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    Re: HABANITA: parfum, edp, edt!

    The old pure parfum has a boozy plum opening and a spicy, woodsy drydown. The edt showcases the vetiver and it is drier. Both have great tobacco & vanilla notes. Longevity is spectacular for...
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    Re: Your top 5 "non niche" perfumes

    This IS hard... Shalimar, Mitsouko, Chanel No 5, Habanita & Baghari. Honorable mention for Cristalle & Joy.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 27 October 2010

    Feminite du Bois (the old one).
  92. Re: Do you like any of the perfumes that are trendy at the moment?

    I agree that Juicy Couture is a cut above a lot of the newer frags. Also, Tommy Girl & Badgley Mischka are scent worthy. But I still prefer the traditional perfumes like Shalimar & Chanel No 5.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday October 26th, 2010

    Cuir de Lancome.
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    Re: Today I Bought - October 2010

    I bought Chamade edp and extrait on Ebay. I am learning to love it, so now, of course, I cannot find it in any department store in CT. Is this soon to be on the hit list? Also, I have never tried...
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    Re: Do you wear perfume on lazy days?

    I agree with Thalia. Perfume looks pretty but does no good just sitting in the bottle. And on lazy days I usually spritz myself silly and need another shower!
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    Re: SOTD Monday 25 October 2010

    Paloma Picasso EDT. Wait! What's that smell? Ah, it's oakmoss...a blast from the past.
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    Re: favorite scent in candles?

    Thymes Frasier Fir. I love it most of the year, not just for the holidays.
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    Re: Are You a Hoarder?

    Yup! Since oakmoss has taken such a hit with the new regs, I buy & hoard anything that I can find on the internet that has lots & lots of oakmoss. Otherwise, if I tire of a scent and still have a...
  99. Re: Which reformulated fragrances are essentially DIFFERENT from the original?

    All of the chypres. What a pity! My favorite category.
  100. Re: SOTD -Synchronized Friday The 15th of October 2010 - The Skankiest Fragrance You Own

    OMG! I have not laughed so hard in a long time. This thread is priceless.
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