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  1. Re: SL Fleur d'Oranger not what I was anticipating!

    I can't stand it either as it just smells gross on me. However I adore Fleurs d'Citronnier as it doesn't seem to have the rankness
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    Re: New Serge Lutens - El Attarine

    I received a wax sample yesterday also. I just get a strong smell of curry unfortunately. Yuk
  3. Re: The shade of your toenails?

    turquoise soon to be silver
  4. Re: Louve (Serge Lutens) - by whom admired, by whom despised, worn by whom?

    I adore it - its one of my favourite perfumes. Sometimes the rosy note comes out and sometimes it doesn't though. I adore the almondy notes
    Its nice to wear when I want something a bit gentle and...
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    Re: Scents you've TRIED to love and can't

    definately Mitsouko. Just can't wear it without feeling sick. Reminds me of a Clinique perfume a co-worker used to douse herself in and bleugggh! hence see signature!
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    Re: SotD - Wednesday, 7 May 2008

    its really sunny and hot here today so I am marinating in tubereuse criminelle - its perfect for the weather. My husband says 'at least it will keep the flies away'.....is that a compliment?
    I adore...
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    Re: May Purchases?

    I feel a bit inadequate after the previous reply but I got a half bottle of Louve off someone on scentswaps and I adore it. its all bitter almond, roses and yum on me. i could eat myself and my...
  8. Re: vBulletin Message "The Server Is Too Busy. Try Again Later"

    I would become a supporting member when I know I can get access. In meantime I am happy to pay month by month via tea fund to support site
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    Re: Which perfume should I wear to see Bruce?

    for some reason Bulgari Black springs to mind - all that rubber and grrr.
    I bet he's gonna be fab in concert. hope you enjoy!
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    Re: Favorite cheapie & favorite costly...

    my favourite cheapie is: Vanilla from The Body Shop

    fav expensive is: Tubereuse Criminelle by SL
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    Re: Mitsouko and Jicky for Men

    I haven't smelt Jicky but my understanding is that it was originally made for the male market so don't think its too paris hilton!
  12. Thread: Songes

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    Re: Songes

    is it sort of like the tuberose rubber smell? I actually adore that note but can imagine its off putting if you don't
  13. Re: your favourite light spring female fragrance?

    I tried this the other day and REALLY liked it - full strength paris is a bit much for me but this was lovely
  14. Re: your favourite light spring female fragrance?

    thats a fab idea about the Aqua Allegoria range.....they have them in one of my local stores so will check them out later today...
    these posts have also reminded me to try Bulgari green tea range
  15. your favourite light spring female fragrance?

    what do you wear that is light and spring like? I'm looking for something lightly floral, green and sparkly!
  16. Re: Recs please... what florals could you wear for a big night out?

    SL tubereuse criminelle. its gorgeous.
    seems to be a lot of tuberose recommendations here!
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    Re: Civit. A Burr article.

    lol! one note I can't stand. I always always can smell the cat pee


    edited to add: well, after reading that article I obviously have no idea what civet smells like lol! I can't smell it in...
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    Re: baby oil + perfume = ???

    um, I'm not a stripper .... or not one you'd want to pay to see lol but if i want to make a perfumed all over oil I just pour oil (I use almond) into the palm of my hand, spray on the perfume and...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 19 April

    shalimar parfum again today for me. mmmm!
    really like the sound of Femme de Dandy - will add this to my 'must sniff' list
  20. Re: MKK Bell Jar..How to get the top off !!! LOL.

    one of mine was stuck enough for me to thing 'oh. my. goodness.'
    I persevered with the twisting movement after a few deep breathes and it opened eventually with no fancy tricks
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    Re: Jinko, aloeswood

    I haven't tried this yet but love the sound of it. I'm going to get a sample soon. Its by Parfumerie Generale

    Iris Taizo (No.14)

    A woody balsamic floral, rich in orris, figs and wild honey;...
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 15 April

    its a lovely sunny day here in England and I have the day off ....albeit with three kids to look after. I've put on loads of Tubereuse Criminelle and it smells great!
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    Re: Hey Scentiments.com - Get your act together!

    I think its something to do with internet searches.
    If a company has a particular perfume on their site, even if not in stock, their site will appear on the google search if someone looks for that...
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    Re: Frag Ragging - Post your vents here!

    right. back as promised. I went to test some Shalimar the other day and got side tracked into wanting to try the Mitsouko. I had read here that the EDT could be a bit sharp so thought I'd try the EDP...
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    Re: Frag Ragging - Post your vents here!

    i bet you feel a whole lot better too after venting your spleen! too early in the day for a big rant so I'll have a cup of tea and get back to you.
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    Re: Can an overpowering frag be diluted?

    sounds fab to me. make mine a double lol!
    I use almond oil to dilute really strong stuff if I'm going somewhere its gonna be a bit too much. Just pour a bit into my hand, add the fragrance and rub...
  27. Re: Your significant other should/would own/wear...

    he smells gorgeous in Obsession for Men (yes, we met last century lol!) but rarely wears it.
    Little does he know that he's gonna get ambushed with Ambre Sultan very very soon cause he'll smell...
  28. Thread: Why is it...

    by kiwigirl
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    Re: Why is it...

    I think with female fragrances it the 'powdery' note which some people find 'old'
    I've noticed this come up more than once with those who don't like Shalimar. I smell this aspect of it too but...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 10 April

    poor you Lievje - hope the pain passes soon and you get some remission from your MS

    I am wearing my new (arrived this morning) Shalimar parfum which I got in the little 8 ml gold rechargable spray...
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    Re: scents of petrol

    i agree with the Tubereuse Criminelle suggestion. its weird and addictive all at once!
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    Re: Speaking of Lutens: Chene experience

    I adore some of the SL fragrances but the wax sample I tried of this just smelled like pure fag ash on my wrist.
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    Re: SotD Sunday 6th April 2008

    Shalimar Silky Body Mist - I bought it off ebay.co.uk last week. There seems to be quite a few for sale at present for around £10 in tester bottles.
    Its a lot stronger than I thought it would be and...
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    Re: What to do with solid fragrances?

    I cut them all into individual squares and trialed one a day. some I only got as far as sniffing (yes, I mean you Mandarin Mandarine ... bleuch!). The others I rubbed on my wrists. You don't get the...
  34. Re: Very strong VS. very weak fragrances from the same brand.

    SL tubereuse criminelle and louve - the former lasts hours and the latter only briefly and very close to the skin (but this was the first time of trying louve - longer lasting when you put more on!)
  35. Thread: Summersent

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    Re: Summersent

    has anyone worked out what the 'secret flower' in this scent is? I think the bottle looks just stunning
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    Re: searching basenotes wardrobes ...

    thanks for your assistance guys. it was really just the wardrobe information I was looking for.
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    Re: Dirty ~ Sexy ~ Floral?

    I've just received a bell jar of Serge Lutens Tubereuse Criminelle today (so exciting!) and its just dirty, sexy and floral all over! its even better than the decant I tried before. I put it on this...
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    Re: searching basenotes wardrobes ...

    thats cool that I'll be able to search the wardrobes when they are back up. I don't really want the bell jar on the US ebay or the estonian one thats been open for two years lol!
    i'm on perfumed...
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    searching basenotes wardrobes ...

    is there anyway to search member's basenotes wardrobes to see what fragrances they are willing to sell decants of?
    I can't seem to find a bottle of SL Chergui online anywhere at the moment and don't...
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    Re: Kind deeds always go rewarded

    well done you and what a reward!
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    Re: Which Serge Lutens scent is close to...

    I was just thinking this as I was reading the thread. I agree!
    but I love Obsession for Men too. its a classic
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    Re: Your favourite all-rounder?

    a smidge of ambre sultan even if its just so I can smell it
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    Re: Stunning Guerlain collection on Ebay

    i've seen these items too. they are just fabulous!
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    Re: the vintage dream perfume arrived....

    really happy to share a little bit of your excitement!
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    Re: Saturday 29 March 2008

    tubereuse criminelle so far for me today
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    Re: March Purchases?

    thank you! I can't wait for my AS lol! don't you just love it when a plan comes together and DH's take the hint!
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    Re: March Purchases?

    I've just cracked and bought a bell jar of Tubereuse Criminelle from Paris. I loved the wax sample and got a liquid sample from The Perfumed Court which arrived only today. . . and I could eat my own...
  48. Re: Ambre Sultan vs. Ambre Extreme vs. Musc Ravageur

    I adore AS to the point of obsession. I really like the drydown of MR but find it a lot more incensey than AS
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    Re: SotD - Tuesday, 18 March 2008

    Guerlain Mahora




    edited 20 min later: and I can't stop sneezing!
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 17th March (St, Patrick's Day)

    tubereuse criminelle.....not very Irish I admit but I'm loving it (only from wax sample tho')
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    Re: Musc Ravageur: vomit-inducing

    the initial blast takes some getting used to (ie I haven't yet!) but the dry down is addictively gorgeous and vanillary/ ambery on me
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    Re: Just Back From my Trip to London

    wow. that sounds like a fab day out. you must have been completely knackered after all that sniffing! thanks for the interesting report.
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    Re: OMG Musc Ravageur is Good!

    i've just tried it on again today. ended up washing it off yesterday cause i put too much on to start with and it almost gassed me lol!
    i'm not in love with the topnotes but really like the dry down...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 6 March

    I'm trying Musc Ravageur for the first time properly - I'm not sure yet . Really incensey at first and has dried down to a nice spicy Johnsons baby powder sort of smell (but i've tried to wash it off...
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    Re: What Frag(s) Literally Make You Sick?

    chloe nacisse - migraine in a bottle.
    in general white flowers give me a headache too
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