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  1. Re: How do you display/store your fragrances? And what about those samples?

    I also stash my samples in decorative tins. How I wish I could bottle the resulting scent!
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    Re: perfume shopping in NYC?

    Bergdorf, Bendel and Barney's - and they are all within very short walking distance to each other. .

    Since Takashimaya remodelled, shopping for fragrance in there is not the pleasure it used to...
  3. Re: Poll: You Can Bring Back One Discontinued Scent...r/o

    Rive Gauche, the version from the 1970s. Runner-up would be Guerlain Vetiver.
  4. Re: Recs please... what florals could you wear for a big night out?

    Another vote for Fracas.
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    Re: Luca Turin and Creed

    Speaking from the distaff side, for what it's worth, Original Vetiver on male skin is entirely delectable.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 10 January

    Vintage Diorling, faded but still true.
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    Re: The style of Brideshead Revisited

    Trot, if you're American, then the version you read is the original. *The revised version was never published in this country and good for us, I have to say. *I've read both and the original is far...
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    Re: Sub for Apres L'ondee

    Be wary of ordering from 1st Perfume. It has a horrible reputation; I think I've even read a thread here about it. Orders not filled, scents that have turned, and so forth. Customer service is very...
  9. Re: Miller Harris to create your personal scent?

    I remember when Dawn had her shop on Newbury St. in Boston, they'd mix custom blends for you on the spot. Ask you what you liked, come up with some variations which they'd tweek, great fun and very...
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    Re: New Leather Purse Smell

    Chanel Cuir de Russie has always had that lady's handbag association with me.
  11. Re: Best deodorant that's clear and without scent?

    I like Dry Idea gel. Seems to do the job, no scent and doesn't mark my clothing.
  12. Re: Best firming + care 'n' nourishing facial crea

    I'm fond of the Frankincense Nourishing Cream by Neal's Yard. Lightly fragranced but not feminine.
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    Re: Question about En Passant

    It's a sign that the scent has started to turn and will continue to go off. The top notes are probably already off or gone. And I'm going to change my advice; given that even though it's recognizable...
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    Re: Luscious Cargo - trouble at mill?

    Wow. You'd think Luscious would have bent over backwards to get that order out, and expedited. What gets me is that they don't seem to learn.
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    Re: SotD Friday 21 April

    Aire Loewe.
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    Re: Your mother's fragrance?

    My mother had three standybys: Chanel No. 5, Vivara by Emilio Pucci and Millot's Crepe de Chine. I can't wear No. 5, in fact can't wear aldehydes at all well, and I think it's the association. That's...
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    Re: My favorite Caron

    Narcisse Blanc edges out Tabac Blond for me. There are other leathers, but NB is the ne plus ultra floral. ;)
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    Re: Question about En Passant

    It sounds to me as if it's started to turn. Use it quick. In the meantime, keep your other bottles in a cool dark place.
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    Re: Child perfume - anyone tried it?

    To me, Child smells like pikake and Kai smells like gardenia.

    In any case, Scentsational of Huntington used to claim to be the originator of the Child scent and sold an exact replica, to my nose....
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    Re: SotD Monday 10 April

    Jo Malone's Fleurs de la Foret first, then Fleur Oriental by MillerHarris later in the day.
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    Re: SotD Saturday 8 April

    Magnolia Dolce by I Profumi di Firenze.
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 7 April

    Amoreuse by DelRae.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 4 April

    Seve Exquise.
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    Re: Luscious Cargo - trouble at mill?

    I also had a bad experience with Luscious. I'm in entire agreement with scentemental's post. Once the package had gone missing, the reaction by the owner was to duck any communication with me. She...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 25 March

    Or des Indes.
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    Re:  Customer Service Nightmares, Dreams

    One of my favorite pet peeves! In store, Neiman's ONLY accepts their own credit card. No Visa, no MasterCard, no AE, nothing.

    Well, it's cost them purchases by me. If I don't have the cash on...
  27. Re: Favorite woody-florals for spring & summer

    Classic Zen.
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    Re: Your favourite Ellena scent

    I voted for L'Eau d'Hiver, Rose Poivree, In Love Again and Bois d'Iris. I loved First when it came out, but I have to say that the love has died. Still a great scent, but no longer for me.
  29. Re: WANTED: Golden Oldies & Modern Alternatives

    I can't comment on LLP's My Sin, but I've tried their versions of Bakir and Crepe de Chine.

    Neither is spot-on, but both are close. The Bakir is more of a generic powdery oriental smell than the...
  30. Re: Which of these 3 Men's Scents do you like best

    Chanel pour Monsieur
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    Re: What's the Greenest of Them All?

    Also Aliage, Jo Malone Wild Muguet, Woods of Windsor Mimosa.
  32. Re: Love Ananas Fizz! Recs for pineapple fragrance

    Well, it's not cheap, but I want to mention Caron's Acaciosa in the interest of completeness.
  33. Re: Sunday 19 March 2006 SotDD #9 - The Sixties

    I have Diorling, Dioressence, Vivara, Vetiver (Guerlain), Chant d'Aromes, Chamade, Fidji, Caleche, Caline, Capricci, Zen and Y. This could be tough--I may have to have sixties' week.
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    Mantigo for Men

    I'm trying to track down a cologne named Mantigo for a friend. An internet search has come up with a scent called Brazilia, launched in 1988. However, the press described this as "another" men's...
  35. Re: "Just got out of the shower" scented perfumes

    Aromatics Elixir.
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    Re: Perfume shopping in the Big Apple?

    Frederic Malle is only in Barney's. I'd skip Bloomingdales (the standard stuff) and add Bergdorf Goodman, instead. All the B's get confusing!

    Go to Takashimaya on Fifth Ave. for high-end scents...
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    Re: Best Dressed Movie

    Pillow Talk! Love Doris Day's outfits.
  38. Re: SotD Wednesday 8 March, International Women's

    Musc Ravageur, the exception that proves the rule that a scent's lasting power is inversely proportional to your liking for it. I love this stuff, but it's awfully potent. I can never apply as little...
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    Re: SotD Monday 6 March

    Bois des Iles, a rock my world scent.
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    Re: Have you found "the one" yet?

    No, I'm polyamorous. There will never be "the one" for me. However, someday I'm going to clear out all the casual flings and be left with only big romances.
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    Re: earring(s) on a guy

    Heck, my ears aren't pierced, so his certainly shouldn't be.
  42. Re: Which scents do you love but never wear?

    For me, it's mostly long-time favorites that I don't want to be without, but that I don't reach for frequently anymore. Two that come to mind are Aliage and Fleur de Fleurs, both among my all-time...
  43. Re: Fragrances and trends and history and stuff

    The 70s were not musk! No, no, no. The 70s were the last great perfume decade with many complex, unique, even weird scents. To me, the decade is typified by Rive Gauche. Not floral, not aldehyde, not...
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    Re: SotD Sunday 5 March

    Seve Exquise. It's such a crime that Victoire Gobin-Daude couldn't make a go of it when there are so many dreadful perfumes on the market.
  45. Re: Which scent(s) makes you feel luxurious?

    Chanel Cuir de Russie. Flowers and leather, mmm.
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    Re: En Passant - any associations?

    I have to say that all lilac scents remind me of the Tinkerbell scent for little girls. It's a smell I like better in the flower than any perfume. That said, a good cheap lilack scent is the one that...
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    Re: DSH duplicate scents-- any thoughts? r/o

    I have a few DSH scents which I like very much, but I had no success at all with her designer dupes. None of them smelled very close to the scent they imitated, to my nose.
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    Re: Any really nice grapefruit scents?

    YSL In Love Again.
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    Re: Microdermabrasion anyone?

    Thanks, Shycat! I have to admit I'm lazier about suncreen than I should be.
  50. Re: buying vintage frags especially Caron Tabac Bl

    I second vintage Tabac Blond as being very worthy. It holds up well, doesn't go off, and with TB you're not really looking for the top notes which are the ones that suffer.
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    Re: Lavender-based fragrances?

    I like D'Orsay's L'Arome III Tradition and there's one other, I'm blanking on it, it will come to me.

    Not really a fan of lavender, so they don't get much shelf time.
  52. Re: L'Heure Bleu: Really, Really Wanted to Like It

    I also wanted to love L'Heure Bleue, the name, the associations, ah! I persevered much longer than I oridinarily would and eventually came to appreciate it. I couldn't say it's one of my favorites,...
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    Re: My challenge with frangranes

    I agreed with Quarry on this. But don't keep reapplying; you'll just contribute to a buildup of the drydown. Instead, seek out perfumes that are linear. What you smell is what you get; they don't...
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    Re: Good oils as"ground"for fragrances ?

    Second the jojoba oil rec. I also like heavier unscented massage oil in winter, when my skin gets very, very dry.
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    Re: Need perfume for mom

    I shouldn't cavil, but I think buying someone a perfume she hasn't tried is a dicey proposition. People's tastes are all over the map. If you don't want to get a tried and true, maybe a shopping...
  56. Re: It's so cold, I feel like a popsicle. *Frag?

    Fracas is one of my VERY few year-rounders, also. It's always out, works in every kind of climate and weather.
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    Re: New: Tropiques by Lancôme.

    Waaay too fruity for me. I'll be glad when fruity is passé.
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    Re: SotD Tuesday, 28 February

    Guerlain Vetiver, the good (ie, old) version.
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    Re: Chanel Bois des Îles and Cuir de Russie

    I love both on me, but I'm a girl. ;D I'd vote for Bois des Iles as the more masculine of the two (although I'd have no objections at ALL to smelling Cuir de Russie on a guy); the Cuir is more...
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    Re: Microdermabrasion anyone?

    I do worry about long-term negative effects from microdermabrasion. Anyone have any info?
  61. Re: New Jean Patou website coming this fall.

    I love the older Patou scents; I hope they're included in the new website, even if it's just informative.
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    Re: Need perfume for mom

    I'd take a different approach. Chat with her about perfumes, about what she liked when she was younger, then surprise her with a long lost favorite. A dupe if necessary, but a surprising number of...
  63. Re: It's so cold, I feel like a popsicle. *Frag?

    There are other perfume hounds in New Hampshire? Not just me? *sob* alone no longer!
  64. Re: It's so cold, I feel like a popsicle. *Frag?

    For the coldest days, I usually choose a leather or a gourmand.

    But at this time of year, I also start getting very eager to get back into my florals. So days when it's warming up, when there's...
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    Re: most popular musk scent

    I'll give honorable mention to Helmut Lang, the edp. Very pleasant, quite potent.
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    Re: New & Need Suggestions -

    I think the absolute best gardenia scent is Perfect Gardenia from Creative Scentualization. *Warm, creamy gardenia with a touch of vanilla. *

    I love Gardenia Passion, but it's really a tuberose...
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    Re: thumbs down to lartisan parfumeur

    I love L'Artisan. There are very few L'Artisan scents I wouldn't wear, and some are among my favorites. I particularly love some of the florals such as Mimosa pour Moi, La Haie Fleurie, La Chasse,...
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    Re: most popular musk scent

    I don't like musk scents, and musk can take over and overbalance any perfume. There's one exception, the best of musks, Musc Ravageur. I don't know why I like this one, but I do. But only in the...
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    Re: SotD Monday, 27 February

    I got sidetracked and forgot (!) while I was dressing, so went with Eau de Lente which I had in my purse.
  70. Re: Poll: Where do you keep most of your fragrance

    Several answers apply; I went with the closet as most are there. But that also includes the stashed so no one knows aspect, which is a very, very important consideration.

    In my mind, I...
  71. Thread: Boston, MA

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    Re: Boston, MA

    Louis Boston, fourth floor. Best selection of niche and boutique brands in Boston. L'Artisan, Different Company, MPG, Bond No. 9....
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    Re: WARNING: Addicts, do not sample!!!!!

    My issue with decants on eBay is that they're outrageously overpriced for the most part, even taking into account fees, supplies, and a return on the buyer's time.

    My suggestion would be to find...
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    Re: Need help with layering 2

    I don't know that layering would work to hide a bum note. The bum notes always scream to me.

    To the extent I layer, which is not much, it's usually to make something simple and linear more...
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    Re: Mixing classics with other perfumes.

    I'm going to have to try this, it might make orientals palatable to me again. It's very inconvenient for me to have gone off them, when I live in a wintry climate.

    The L'Heure Bleue combinations,...
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    Re: SotD, Sunday 26. February

    Patou's 1000 in the edp. Wonderful stuff for a cold winter day--a foot of snow on the ground from yesterday. :(
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    Re: do women like jasmine scents?

    Oh, how I love the scent of star jasmine! I used to think the original Bill Blass was pretty close to a dead ringer, but it's changed. You might want to try what's available now, though, to see what...
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    Re: SotD Friday 24 February

    Tabac Blond parfum. *I know it's heresy, but I think I prefer the edt.
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    Re: Is there a 'best' brand of lipstick?

    I'd love Lancome lipsticks for their smell alone even if I didn't like the way they look, but I do. Also like Dior and Chanel.
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    Re: L'Occitane suggestions?

    Neroli edp (not the edt). Very redolent and heady, not sweet.
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    Re: Reference for frag houses by country?

    British: Cotswold Perfumery
    Pecksniff's

    Irish: Burren Perfumery
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    Re: Wardrobe has disappeared

    Thanks for the offer, Grant.

    I won't ask that of you; there were hundreds. I'll do it myself in bits.
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    Wardrobe has disappeared

    ....or more accurately, it shows as having no fragrances.

    Help! Is my wardrobe recoverable? I hate to have to start all over again.
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    Re: Best blind buys?

    You absolutely must try the original Guerlain Vetiver; I'd be glad to sample you with it. And if I can find my Attar Bazaar sample, I'd be glad to pass it along (although that may have gone west...
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    Re: SotD 24 March, Maundy Thursday

    Fracas.
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    Re: Best blind buys?

    *

    Of course I've noticed your posting about your Vetiver loves lately and you've inspired me to be more systematic about trying vetiver scents. *At this point my favorites are probably Guerlain...
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    Re: Best blind buys?

    I'm entirely in agreement with this. Education has made blind buys much less of a hit or miss proposition. I can even extend it to houses that work for me so I can take a chance (Etro, Crown, for...
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    Re: Best blind buys?

    Love this question, so I hope you don't mind my reviving the topic!

    Two that occur to me offhand are Chergui and Parfum de Therese. The very limited availalibility in these cases was the obvious...
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    Re: Sandalwoods

    A sandalwood to run away shrieking from is Santa Maria Novella. Extremely harsh, super dry.

    And while on the subject, my favorite soap of all time was Floris Sandalwood. It was a tragedy when this...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 23 March

    Floris Wild Hyacinth.
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    Re: Miss Dior Chérie: a classic reinvention

    Jumping on the outraged bandwagon. How could they? Even more incomprehensible, why? Is the sugar'n'spice club interested in any take at all on Miss Dior? Do they even know what Miss Dior is? And pity...
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    Re: Green Day, anyone?

    Thanks, Tig! Yes, I use the same name at PA. I've lurked here for a long time. I had to reregister for some reason after the upgrade, so I decided that was the sign to take the plunge. Wonderful...
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    Re: Ann Hand Fragrances

    Ooh! I got a generous decant of this a while back and promptly forgot about it--decants having a way of getting lost in the forest, so to speak. I'll dig it out and report back. My distant impression...
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    Re: ABSolutely Delicious..

    I could read magnolia, tuberose, amber, woods and think, "What's not to like?", but the answer is all too obvious. Apple! Apple notes always ruin a perfume for me.
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    Re: SOTD Tuesday 22 March

    Daim Blond. A new favorite leather for spring; before I only had Miss Dior.
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    Re: Green Day, anyone?

    I wore Jo Malone Wild Muguet; it's the greenest lotv I've found. And I thought the name Malone was right in keeping with the holiday.
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    Re: StriVectin SD

    I've been using the StriVectin eye formulation for a month or so and I must say I don't see any difference. It stung the first time or two I applied it and then stopped, but I don't think it's done a...
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    Re: First (Van Cleef & Arpels)

    I think the edt has more sillage than the edp; certainly the aldehydes seem more prominent.
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    Re: Acaciosa parfum- a Caron

    I love Acaciosa at first, but eventually I find the pineapple note starts to cloy. Too sweet.
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