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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    S is for Santal Exotique by The Exotic Island Perfumer (Juan M Perez)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 11 April, 2014.

    In sync today with l'Artisan Parfumeur Iris Pallida 2011. l'Artisan is one of the most well-known and widely distributed niche houses, but is still niche. Iris Pallida was a limited edition,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    I had a broad range of things to choose from. I chose to go with a decidedly unobscure house, but a limited edition fragrance: Iris Pallida 2011 by l'Artisan Parfumeur.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 8 April, 2014.

    RHM, does the cat smell like Chamade?
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Sample set from Rania J Parfums.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    F - Fumerie Turque by Serge Lutens
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    Re: Best Blood Orange Fragrance

    Orange Sanguine from Atelier Cologne is a really accurate orange, and you can get it at Sephora in a mini size packed with a mini of their vanilla-incense-woody fragrance. It's up near the front in...
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    Re: Montale or other niche parfums?

    Another great woody incense with fig is Ashoka by Neela Vermeire. All four of Neela's fragrances are worth getting a sample of; Luckyscent carries them.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 8 April, 2014.

    Quarry, I really hope you can make the Chicago trip.

    I'm wearing Azemour les Orangers by Parfum d'Empire today (house twins with Cello). It's from a sample from this month's Olfactif subscription...
  10. Sticky: Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    OK, if Mike is going, I'm definitely going. Cestrum or Trilby, would either of you be looking to share a room? I'm a low maintenance roomie and I don't snore.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 7 April, 2014

    House twins with Roberto today in Santa Maria Novella Angels of Florence. I bought a bottle this weekend from a local indie shop that has given me at least two samples of this over the last two...
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    Re: Today I Bought—April 2014

    Visited a local indie perfume shop with a visiting perfume pal from Vancouver, Canada, and bought a bottle of Santa Maria Novella Angels of Florence.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2014

    This is my least favorite genre - I'm really picky in this category. The only one I have is Serge Lutens Rahat Loukhoum, which is what I'm wearing today.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 4 April, 2014.

    I was discussing the gourmand sync with the Mr. last night and it turns out he has more gourmands than me. We discussed whether fruit counted (I thought it was its own category) and whether tea...
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    Re: Tuberose Angelica by Jo Malone

    There's a review on Bois de Jasmin today. The bottom line is that the reviewer considers it bland for the price and recommends a few cheapies as alternatives, or the lovely Estee Lauder Tuberose...
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    Re: Tuberose Angelica by Jo Malone

    I need to try Do Son again. When I first tried it, I didn't like tuberose yet, but now I love it in all of its manifestations.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 3 April, 2014.

    Sorry I'm late today!

    Feel better, everyone who is under the weather.

    Mike, you asked if I had smelled the Jersey extrait yet - I have not, but I have some coming from a split sometime soon. ...
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    Re: Tuberose Angelica by Jo Malone

    I might actually like this - I find many of the Jo Malones pleasant but uncompelling, but I am a big fan of tuberose. It is April and not showing up at Nordstrom yet.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 2 April, 2014.

    Welcome, Claire. That was a colorful review and I'd love to see your comments on fragrances you like.

    Today I am trying to make spring come by wearing Jo Malone's White Lilac and Rhubarb.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 1 April, 2014.

    Happy birthday, XScent.

    ComDiva, Nostalgie is one of my favorite vintage-inspired indie scents.

    Today I am wearing Francesca by House of Matriarch.
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    Re: Went to Lucky Scent B&M store

    We had a few Basenotes members from around the country and local to LA meeting at Scent Bar on Saturday March 22nd, sorry you weren't able to join us, but I'm glad you had a good experience there.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 31 March, 2014.

    I had a sample of No. 88, which I liked, but I gave it away (to Al Gae I think) because it's just a bit too masculine on me.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 31 March, 2014.

    Good morning all. It is starting to feel like Spring here in the Pacific Northwest so I am wearing The Soft Lawn by Imaginary Authors.
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    G is for Geranium Pour Monsieur by Frederic Malle
  25. Re: BN California Mini-Meet, March 22, 2014 • The Scent Bar (Lucky Scent)

    From SMN I bought a little pack of burning papers - my husband doesn't like incense in the house because the fragrance is heavy and it lasts for hours, but the burning papers give a little jolt of...
  26. Sticky: Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    If I come by myself (instead of with my husband) I would be willing to share a hotel room with someone who I've met before like Trilby or Knit.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 28 March, 2014.

    Good morning all. Today I am wearing Sideris by Maria Candida Gentile.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 27 March, 2014.

    Good evening, all. Today I wore Vol d'Hirondelle by LM Parfums. It's sad that this one doesn't get as much blog and forum love as others in the line - it's a very pleasurable fragrance, especially...
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    Re: Mindless Alphabet Frag Naming Game ~ PART 5

    D is for Datura Noir by Serge Lutens
  30. Sticky: Re: BN Meet-Up San Francisco, CA 9/19-9/21 2014

    I can possibly attend. I'll ask the Mr and see if he wants to come along, although we were thinking of maybe a couple's trip to NYC around that time so that would take priority for us.
  31. Re: BN California Mini-Meet, March 22, 2014 • The Scent Bar (Lucky Scent)

    Thanks for the sweet comments, Mike. It was great to see everyone, especially my sweet long-time meetup buddies Quarry and Knit at Nite, and our last-minute visit from Al Gae, who I remember well...
  32. Re: Which discontinued fragrance is number one on your list?

    I don't know many discontinued fragrances, but I have had an opportunity to smell Creed Angelique Encens and I adore it. And I'm not usually a Creed fan at all.
  33. Re: Sample pass: Weil Cassandra and more/update: The sniff is on!

    I wrote the above without having read the rest of the thread so I didn't know if they were vintage or not.
  34. Re: Sample pass: Weil Cassandra and more/update: The sniff is on!

    Thanks for letting me participate in this sniff. Here are my impressions written as I was wearing the perfumes.

    Antilope - soft aldehydes and pretty, bright florals. Very pretty, feminine, young...
  35. Re: Sample pass: Weil Cassandra and more

    These are all new to me, and I have been enjoying exploring vintage scents. I would like to be included if that's OK. I am in the US.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 13 November 2013.

    Good morning, all!

    Today in Winter White by Dawn Spencer Hurwitz.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 12 November 2013

    Good morning, all. Bois 1920 Vento Nel Vento today.
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Yep! I have a travel spray.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday November 11, 2013

    House twins with Mike in Vintage Samsara tonight. It's more of an aura than a perfume, surrounding me like a cloud of generalized oriental warm radiance.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday November 11, 2013

    SOTD: Tendre est la Nuit by Majda Bekkali. I really like the emotionally warming feeling of this one since it's another cloudy rainy Northwestern November day. I'm sitting in front of a sun lamp...
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    Ballets Rouges is definitely FBW!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Friday, 8 November 2013.

    SOTD was Rosae Mundi by Profumum, from a sample.

    ComDiva, I love Poivre so much, and that's such a great story.

    Meow7, good choice with the Jovoy line, some of my favorites. Welcome to the...
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    Re: Today I Bought - November, 2013

    I bought one of Diptyque's holiday candles, the Pine one. I don't do an Xmas tree and I love having the smell of pine greenery around my house this time of year. I ordered it from Nordstrom.com so...
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    Re: SOTD November 7, 2013

    Today in Cinabre by Maria Candida Gentile.
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    Re: Bone dry, non-musky scents?

    Two sides of the same desert inspiration:
    Andy Tauer l'Air du Desert Marocain
    Luckyscent Decennial Lys du Desert (composed by Andy Tauer)
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Wednesday, 6 November 2013

    ErinK, Aromatics Elixir is great but it is best dabbed in just a tiny amount - your co-worker is most certainly overdoing it. She probably can't even smell it anymore.

    I am in Maria Candida...
  47. Re: BN meetup in 2014, possible dates and places

    Usually they are in October or November. I think 6 months between meetups is a bit intense - 1 year is better.
  48. Re: 2013 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up Trip Report (re-do)

    Schilling, I don't know who you met who has a nose ring, but it wasn't me. If you saw the piercing I do have, then we got much more intimate than I have any memory of, and I didn't drink a drop of...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Tuesday, 5 November 2013

    Quarry, that was brilliant.

    Today I am wearing PG Felanilla, last night it was Huitieme Art Myrrhiad. Felanilla is coming across more ambery than vanilla-y today, and I love it and am so glad I...
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 4 November 2013

    Myrrhiad tonight. Found the decant while looking for something else.
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Monday, 4 November 2013

    Hi all. Today is Jul et Mad Amour de Palazzo, last night was Majda Bekkali Tendre est la Nuit (new sample from Luckyscent).

    This morning when I was looking through my shoeboxes for my Jul et Mad...
  52. Re: BN meetup in 2014, possible dates and places

    The idea was floated of LA in February because Quarry is already going to be there for some other reason. We should probably make sure she'd be able to take a day or two out of her previously...
  53. Re: 2013 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up Trip Report (re-do)

    I emptied my mailbox, so if anyone is trying to message me, it should be OK now.

    I live in Seattle and would be happy to show you guys around. Unfortunately shops are not concentrated all...
  54. Re: 2013 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up Trip Report (re-do)

    annweir, send me a private message, I have a mini of Serge Lutens l'Eau to send you.
  55. Re: 2013 Basenotes Chicago Meet-Up Trip Report (re-do)

    http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e215/matildaben/Basenotes%20Chicago%20Meetup%202013/IMG_0013.jpg
    ComDiva and Furriner at the food court
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    Re: SOTD Friday, 1st November, 2013

    Also in house of Caron with Coup de Foudre today. Hello, all you good-smelling people!
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    Re: S.O.T.D. - Thursday, 31 October 2013.

    SOTD: Lucid by House of Matriarch. This one has a lot of projection, and I am working in a cube farm full of people today, so I just sprayed a tiny bit on a cotton ball and dabbed it on myself.
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    Re: Synchronised Fridays 2013

    What's the sync for this Friday? The website move has caused the thread to be out of date and currently it doesn't say.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 30 October 2013

    SOTD: Byredo Black Saffron from a decant kindly supplied by Furriner, who is shown here with ComDiva.
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  60. Thread: Oud Ispahan

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    Re: Oud Ispahan

    Oud Ispahan is my favorite of all the Rose-Oud combos I have tried. Instead of a middle-eastern vibe, it feels very French. The only one that I like as much is Portrait of a Lady. I would also...
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    Re: Sotd October 29th 2013

    My SOTD today has been Byredo 1996. I like this a lot and have signed up for a decant supplied by an online friend.
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    Re: SotD: Wednesday 6th Feb 2013

    Hello all -
    Sorry I have not been around here much, but it's good to see you all!

    Today my SOTD was JoAnne Bassett's natural perfume creation for the Midsummer Night's Dream project, called Dark...
  63. Any indie/artisan/small-batch fragrance lines originating in France?

    Does anyone know of fragrance brands in France that could be considered truly indie, small-batch artisan handcrafted brands similar to Slumberhouse, Olympic Orchids, Aroma M, House of Matriarch, or...
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    Re: Any stores in Vegas carry MFK?

    Talk to Wendy Vanik at the MFK counter in Neiman Marcus. If you buy a bottle, you get an extra 10ml decant of your choice plus a couple of manufacturer's samples.

    Both Neiman Marcus and Skins had...
  65. Oh, just noticed the theme was last week.

    Oh, just noticed the theme was last week.
  66. Hey, I didn't even know this was the theme today,...

    Hey, I didn't even know this was the theme today, and I am wearing Ambre Vie by House of Matriarch. It's an all-natural perfume, a gently glowing amber, neither too vanillic nor too herbal, nicely...
  67. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    I did buy one of the limited edition eyeshadow palettes - "Fairy Golds" - so beautiful! I ordered a bottle of Mitzah today from the boutique, and you get a free 5ml mini of your choice with your...
  68. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    I'd prefer 2014 for a Paris meetup, since I have a 3-week trip planned there with Misterben in May 2013, and I couldn't go twice so close together.
  69. Hilde Soliani - any favorites from this line?

    Does anyone have any favorites from the Hilde Soliani line? I've sampled a few, but nothing really grabs me yet, and I want to make sure to focus on any standouts that I may be missing, before I...
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    Re: SOTD: monday, 15 oct 2012

    Hello all. I will enter myself on the pro-Pitt side of the ledger, but only in movies where he gets to be silly, like Ocean's 11.

    Today I wore MPG Santal Noble - finishing up ignored samples that...
  71. Anima Dulcis smells so great on Mike. I am glad...

    Anima Dulcis smells so great on Mike. I am glad more people are discovering this line. It was so great to see so many people discover new favorites.
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    Re: SoTD Friday 12th Oct 2012

    Out of sync, but musk twins with lilybelle today in DSH Winter White.
  73. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    Thanks for the writeups, folks!

    Jonathan and Georgeanne from the Guerlain boutique in the Palazzo were very hospitable to us, including a sign reading "Bienvenue Basenotes", champagne, and...
  74. Re: All invited *** Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012 *** AMBER!

    I missed the amber sniff as well, too bad!

    I do very well with amber - my latest love is Ramon Monegal Ambra di Luna.
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    Re: Where to start with vintage?

    Here are a couple of blogs where you can read more about vintage perfume:
    http://yesterdaysperfume.typepad.com/
    http://www.thenonblonde.com/search/label/vintage%20perfume
  76. Re: Guerlain Shalimar Ode a la Vanille Sur la Route De Madagascar 2012

    $110 for a 50ml bottle. It's amazing - the drydown is just to die for. I didn't have the 2010 edition, so I can't compare them, but Olfactoria had a review a couple weeks back comparing the two.
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    Re: SOTD Wednesday 10 October 2012

    Good afternoon all, today's spray is the new one from Huitieme Art, Poudre de Riz. It has things in common with two other rice fragrances I like a lot, Farmacia S.S. Annunziata's Fiore di Riso, and...
  78. Re: Gardenia lovers invited:)- Ineke Hothouse Flower Sample Pass USA only

    I have my own sample which Ineke mailed to me, and I have sprayed it once. It was very nice, but I need to wear it again to decide if I want more.
  79. Re: Perfumed Lotions (Creams ,Cremes, Smoothers, etc.)

    Knit at Nite and I encountered the Byredo lotions at Barneys in Vegas - she purchased the lotion of Pulp. They seemed to have a very nice texture and good scent, as do the Malle lotions. I have not...
  80. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    Great photos! I'm posting on mobile so can't type a lot. I will report more and post photos from the sample swap when I get home.

    Glad all who are home got home safe!
  81. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    Feel free to bring any samples that you want to swap/give away. We will be having the sample swap on Sunday.
  82. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    Feel free to bring any samples that you want to swap/give away. We will be having the sample swap on Sunday.
  83. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 5, 6 & 7th 2012 FINAL ITINERARY

    I believe there is also a Neiman Marcus at the Fashion Show Mall (Sunday).
  84. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 2012 Itinerary *UPDATED*

    We'd like to get a summary of what hotels meetup attendees will be staying at. Currently we have the following:
    * Venetian
    * Paris
    * Mirage
    * Palms Place Hotel and Spa

    Please let Mike or I...
  85. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 2012 Itinerary *UPDATED*

    googl.plex1 is another user that plans to attend the meetup.

    - - - Updated - - -

    We'd like to get a summary of what hotels meetup attendees will be staying at. Currently we have the following:...
  86. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 2012 Itinerary *UPDATED*

    I just posted this today.
  87. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 2012 Itinerary *UPDATED*

    Please, do go ahead and let her know.

    Thanks!
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    Re: Malle sampler, how high to bid???

    Wait for the holiday coffrets to come out this fall. I believe there's going to be one for men, one for women, and one with everything. Don't know the sizes or price yet.
  89. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 2012 Itinerary *UPDATED*

    Would anybody object if we cross-post the meetup on other forums? We'd stick to the same agenda but be inclusive of other fragrance fans who might be interested in joining in the activities.
  90. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 2012 Itinerary *UPDATED*

    Would anybody object if we cross-post the meetup on other forums? We'd stick to the same agenda but be inclusive of other fragrance fans who might be interested in joining in the activities.
  91. Re: Potential September "perfume tour" in Paris

    I'll be in Paris for 3 weeks in April or May (date yet TBD) and would be interested in meeting up with anyone who is there at that time.
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    Re: Basenotes meetup survey

    We've had a few responses to the survey, but there are still some people who expressed interest in coming and have not replied yet.

    Here are the results so far:

    We have 6 people who have...
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    Re: Basenotes meetup survey

    We've had a few responses to the survey, but there are still some people who expressed interest in coming and have not replied yet.

    Here are the results so far:

    We have 6 people who have...
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    Re: USA release of La Petite Robe Noire 2012

    Holt Renfrew in Vancouver, BC, has it out on the counter. I gave it a sniff but was rushed and didn't have time to really form an impression nor to get a sample. I am a Sephora VIB but am not...
  95. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 2012 Itinerary Discussion

    Check out Southwest.com for airfare/hotel packages. We got a really nice deal for Paris.
  96. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 2012 Itinerary Discussion

    For those who are planning or hoping to go to the meetup, please fill out the survey:

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9XZGQVC
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    Re: SoTD 2nd August 2012

    Hello all! Today I am wearing La Tulipe by Byredo.

    If you are planning on coming to the meetup, please fill out the survey (see the sticked post on the forum for the address).
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    Basenotes meetup survey

    Hello all!

    If you are thinking of attending the Basenotes meetup, please fill out the following survey:

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9XZGQVC

    This will help the organizers get an idea of...
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    Basenotes meetup survey

    Hello all!

    If you are thinking of attending the Basenotes meetup, please fill out the following survey:

    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/9XZGQVC

    This will help the organizers get an idea of...
  100. Re: Basenotes Las Vegas Meetup October 2012 Itinerary Discussion

    We're thinking about either the Venetian/Palazzo or Paris.
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