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    Re: Almond Oil base

    I perfer jojoba oil (liquid wax) or fractionated coconut oil (non-greasy) for perfume oils as they absorb quickly & easily into the skin so there isn't a problem with the oil marking your clothing. ...
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    Re: Word for long-lasting frag?

    I'm also very late in entering this discussion.

    What about "wafter"????
  3. Re: Alternative to Rasa? Favourite musks here!

    Axa Luxe has heaps of musks you could sample, then try layering a rose fragrance with the musk you like, hopefully you'll get a nice musky rose scent that's similar to Rasa.
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    Re: Ava Luxe, Parfum or Eau de parfum?

    My Ava Luxe order arrived on Friday & I compared both strengths in Midnight Violets, Bohemian Rose & Loves True Bluish Light over the weekend. Different results with all three, I'm joining Taolady &...
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    Re: Scent for Grandmas Birthday!

    How about Eclat d' Arpege by Lanvin it's a Citrus/Fruity Floral. It's light but long lasting & it combines the citrus of O de Lancome & the floral of True Love.
  6. Re: essential oil suppliers in Australia

    Another rec. for New Directions, they are a great company to deal with... fantastic customer service. My last order was empty bottles, E.O.'s & a couple of other things, it wasn't very heavy & the...
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    I hope this will answer some of your questions Luyuan.

    Basically, anything that goes onto your skin or body before applying your "perfume" can (to varying degrees) decrease your sensory reponse to...
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    Re: SotD 10 May

    Orange Flowers by Ava Luxe.
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    I apologise if I misinterpreted your post, that's what I felt when I read your post. I'm a bit touchy when it comes to using E.O. based products because they benefit my family so much!

    I agree...
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    Re: To all you bath lovers

    I understand that you believe in this very strongly, but please understand that you are calling us dumb & silly, that we aren't intellectual human beings because we don't agree with your belief.

    I...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 9 May

    Hi Zibeline,

    On my skin BR goes on light with the mandarin dominating but after about a minute the rose kicks in, it becomes a strong deep rose scent - similiar to a very fragrant red rose in full...
  12. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    I suggested Ava Luxe Orange Flowers as a wonderful orange blossom fragrance to Taolady on the SOTD thread. Here's the review as promised...

    ORANGE FLOWERS - LUXE EDITION (description from Ava...
  13. Re: Madini Oils - An Unusual, Delightful Departure from Western Perfumery

    Here's the last 3 reviews, the oils are now being sent on to Squeezeweasel:

    MADERAS DE ORIENTE:- A beautiful woody oriental with moroccan floral blooms. The cedar in this is the best I've smelt,...
  14. Re: Madini Oils - An Unusual, Delightful Departure from Western Perfumery

    Didn't have much sampling success yesterday but still enjoying the sampling experience.

    I also worked out what ALMA DE ALMA (diluted) reminded me of, the drydown stage of Malle's Musc Ravaguer,...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 8 May

    Have you tried Ava Luxe Orange Flowers? It's the best Orange Blossom fragrance I've tried so far - sweet & heady with more depth to the scent. Will retry sample & post a review on the Ava Luxe...
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    Re: Ava Luxe, Parfum or Eau de parfum?

    I've just ordered Bohemian Rose, Midnight Violet & Love's True Bluish Light in Parfum. I already own BR in the EDP & have samples of MV & LTBL in EDP strength, I'll post my thoughts on how they all...
  17. Re: Madini Oils - An Unusual, Delightful Departure from Western Perfumery

    Here's some more reviews. I've had to dilute some of these oils by applying jojoba oil over the fragrance application point on my skin. I use a nightly body cream that contains jojoba oil, coconut...
  18. Re: Madini Oils - An Unusual, Delightful Departure from Western Perfumery

    I received the traveling Madini oils from Clemmie this morning (Thanks!) & here's my first 2 reviews.

    SAHARA:- Wow, this smells exactly like Dune by Dior on my skin! Took me 15 minutes of...
  19. Re: Perfumes that accompany Princess and Tommy Bahama and Bur. Brit

    O.k., I dislike all the sugar sweet florals that are flooding the fragrance stores at present but I love Princess by Vera Wang. It's a subtle woods scent that been lightly sprinkled with cotton...
  20. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Bohemian Rose is one of my absolute favourites so would love to add my thoughts on this fragrance.

    It's sensual, sexy, mysterious & a tad flirty so because of the way this scent makes me feel, I...
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    Re: When feeling oh so Blue

    My two children have autism so my life is full of ups & downs, lots of stress & also some wonderful precious moments when everything clicks into place & a beautiful memory is created. I keep a...
  22. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Bohemian Rose
    A wildly sexy and unique rose fragrance that combines wild Turkish rose, Bulgarian rose and Moroccan rose absolutes with sultry night queen flower , bright fresh bergamot and mandarin...
  23. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Turkish Vanilla
    Turkish Vanilla is deep and woody with hints of amber and cinnamon. Ambrette seed lends a slightly musky drydown.

    Notes: Vanilla bean, Vanilla, Cinnamon, ambrette seed,...
  24. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Tunisian Musk
    A dark warm floral musk with resinous incense overtones. Rich, exotic, and otherworldly. This is the description of this wonderful musk on the Ava Luxe website. The unusual blend of...
  25. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Loves True Bluish Light - A milky white amber musk with a hint of vanilla sweetness, that's how this one smells on my skin. Not as complex as other Ava Luxe scents but that's what I love about this,...
  26. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Midnight Violet is one of my favourites & I'll be buying a full bottle when my sample's empty.

    This fragrance transports me to a forest - a moonlight walk in the forest, to be more precise. The...
  27. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    A big hello back to fellow Aussie, Beachie17!

    Firstly, I thought I'd write a small paragraph on how "Shisha" develops on my skin as nobody else seemed to get smoke & tobacco notes. Sweet honeyed...
  28. Re: The Ava Luxe Experience - Spring / Summer Edition!!

    Wow! Great news about the permanent 10% discount for Basenoters at Ava Luxe.

    Well, I ended up layering a dab of Dark Amber on top of Vamp after wearing for an hour this morning. Vamp started out...
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    Re: Checking Out Temporarily

    Please take care & hope you will be back on the BN forums soon.
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    Re: The Ava Luxe Experience!!!

    It's Party Time!!!!!

    Started the day wearing Madame X but the Civet, Ambergris & Castoreum combo decided to have their own party on my skin - result - a horrid stench. My DH told me to run to the...
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    Re: The Ava Luxe Experience!!!

    I've got a "favourites / safe" list & a "out of my comfort zone" list for Ava Luxe week & I'm not sure which way I'm going to end up choosing????

    Favourites/ safe list:

    Saturday: Oriental /...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 19 April

    Today I discovered: - MAROUSSIA by Slava Zaitsev. Very unusual!

    A beautiful rich amber with icey florals, it's been around for years, but only tried it today.
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    Re: Right wrist, left wrist...

    Only when I haven't used a bottle for awhile & the juice has half evaporated in the sprayer. Then the wrist I sprayed first usually picks up the lighter notes in the fragrance & the other one has...
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    Re: Argh! Itchy Itchy Itchy!

    Hello Indiscreet,

    Just realised that I didn't mention Vitamin E in both capsules & cream form will really help the healing process. The Vit E cream needs to be "fragrance & colour free"...
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    Re: The Ava Luxe Experience!!!

    I'm new to write reviews & may not be very good at descriptions, but would love to join in the fun!
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    Re: Feminine scents with tons of amber?

    Ava Luxe has some very nice amber scents & a great sampling program. They are great layered with other scents, too. Ambre Antique, Sweet Amber Wood & Dark Amber are all excellent.
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    Re: Argh! Itchy Itchy Itchy!

    Here's some of my experiences with allergic reactions. I've had allergies & intolerances on & off since I was 7 years old.

    Sometimes my chemical, food, etc. intolerances will become full blown...
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    Re: the 10 most legendary perfume houses

    Would just like to say that as a young girl it was Lentheric, Coty & Dana fragrances that opened up the magical world of fragrance to myself & to many young people here in Australia.

    Yes, they...
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    Re: For how many of your fragrances..

    I make my own body lotions, creams, butters, bath salts, etc. because I have allergies to a couple of ingredients in most shop bought products.

    Like Shycat I use essential oils & also some high...
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    Re: SotD Monday 26 March

    I spent the evening in a divine combo of Nocturnes + Amber perfume oil!
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    Re: Today I bought ... (for March 2007)

    Today I received my order for Trussardi Skin (large bottle) & 2 mini's - Burberry Brit Red & Armani Mania(white cap).

    The 2 mini's are blind buys & it's my first full-sized bottle of Trussardi...
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    Re: SotD Monday 26 March

    I'm trying Burberry Brit Red for the first time today. Loved the unusual top notes & just beginning to smell a lovely vanilla aroma. No gingerbread as yet. So far a very delightful scent & very...
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    Re: Group project ? AKA Sniff'n'Speak Days

    How about the most wearable florals?

    I love floral scents, but haven't been able to find a straight floral scent (not floral oriental or floral chypre) that I can wear well. They go either...
  44. Re: Madini Oils - An Unusual, Delightful Departure from Western Perfumery

    Fantastic post... Fingers crossed that they will post to Australia! I"m off to do a goggle search on Madini Oils. Cheers!
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    Re: Guess that fragrance (true story)

    My guess is Paloma Picasso, a chypyre with aldehydes.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 21 March

    Trying my sample of Musc Ravageur today & loving it!
  47. Re: The Great Layering Challenge (Outline)

    Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions, Moondeva! Your lists are fantastic & very much appreciated.

    In regards to my wardrobe, I'm creating a new perfume collection at the moment. I was...
  48. Re: A Very Odd Layering Experience...

    Hi Moondeva, the only other possibility that I can think of is the different ratios that the human body secretes it's natural body oils. Everyone is different but wrists would have less then your...
  49. Re: Does anyone know a fragrance called Zoo by Dolce Gabbana?

    Hi, I live in Australia & I haven't heard of a D & G scent called Zoo. Just had a look on some of the popular online perfume stores in Oz & there's nothing listed. How long ago was it purchased? ...
  50. Re: A Very Odd Layering Experience...

    If you reversed the order of application... i.e. Shalimar then Vol de Nuit on wrists but applied the Vol de Nuit first then Shalimar second in your elbow creases... yes (going by my own experiences),...
  51. Re: The Great Layering Challenge (Outline)

    Maybe fragrances with woods help to counteract the aldehydes - especially the floral ones?

    I bought Nocturnes de Caron (blind buy) & the aldehydes made it into a single note overpowering & really...
  52. Samsara...EDP or EDT? Which one is better?

    Is there any difference between the 2 strengths?

    I've just tried the EDT & felt the top notes smelt slightly chemical (maybe the lemon?) but loved the middle & base notes & was wondering if the...
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    Re: Need recs on Tropical scents

    Paradise by Alfred Sung is a lovely green tropical scent. It's a slightly different tropical scent because of the green freshness in it. Unfortunately, it doesn't smell nice with my chemistry but...
  54. Re: What are some aldehyde free fragrances?

    I never realised that there were different types & combinations of aldehydes. I'd just discovered that aldehydes seemed to be the major problem that I was having with bad reactions in trying a lot...
  55. What fragrances help you "de-stress"?

    There's a lot of stress in today's society & I was wondering if people have a particular scent that they always reach for in times of stress?

    Is it the same scent that you consider your comfort...
  56. Re: Help needed - Summery (Humid weather) fragrances? Any suggestions?

    Wow! Fleurs d' Oranger maybe a great summer night-time scent. I love the aroma of orange blossom & I love sensual fragrances.

    Thanks so much for the suggestion!

    Now, I just need to find a...
  57. Re: Help needed - Summery (Humid weather) fragrances? Any suggestions?

    Just wanted to let you know that I found my summer fragrance - Trussardi Skin by Trussardi. It's perfect for humid weather & smells amazing on me!

    Although it wasn't listed as a suggestion, it...
  58. What are some aldehyde free fragrances?

    I've finally realised fragrances that have aldehydes in them react badly with my skin chemistry. Sometimes they just smell bad but occasionally they redden or start to burn my skin. I knew some...
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    Re: Scents you were astonished to like?

    This morning I decided to go perfume shopping, armed with my list of BN suggestions for sensual & summery (humid weather) fragrances. Well, country stores don't offer a huge range of fragrances, so...
  60. Help needed - Summery (Humid weather) fragrances? Any suggestions?

    This summer in Australia has been very hot & humid. Every fragrance I own is very difficult to wear on these types of days. I'm currently creating a new fragrance wardrobe from scratch & would love...
  61. Re: "Sensual" fragrances??? Any suggestions for a newbie?

    Thanks for your reply Gumoosh.

    I"ll buy mini's & decants for the fragrances that I'm really interested in & samples for the borderline ones that I want to try. I live in the country so I...
  62. "Sensual" fragrances??? Any suggestions for a newbie?

    Hello everyone!

    Since I'm getting low on perfume, I've decided to create a new fragrance wardrobe from scratch where I'm willing to try things from all of the different fragrance families.

    I'm...
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