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  1. Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, champagne reception, goody ba

    For history there's Beautiful Crescent: A History of New Orleans by Garvey & Widmer, and an old but good one, Frenchman Desire Cood Children, & other Streets of New Orleans by John Churchill Chase. ...
  2. Re: NEW ORLEANS MEET-UP: Nov. 11-13, 2011. Bourbon French, Hové, Saks, champagne reception, goody ba

    I think Muriel's is a great choice. And reservations will be needed since it will be during convention season.
  3. Re: What perfume has given you most compliments?

    Whoa!:laugh:
  4. Re: What perfume has given you most compliments?

    Madame X by Ave Luxe.

    The oddest was from the person behind me when leaving church after a funeral. Wanted to know what it was, too. Rather disconcerting.
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Ok, I feel terrible...I've really dropped the ball on this project. Life intervened, and frankly Basenotes, etc. totally dropped off my radar. My mother had a heart attack, and it fell to me to be...
  6. Re: New Orleans Basenotes Meet-Up. WHAT SAY YOU: OCT. 14-16 or NOV. 11-13???

    If it's still open for discussion, I vote for the Nov. dates. It'll be cooler and less crowded and just works better for me. But either way I'll be there!
    Forgive me if someone has already...
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Ok! Ready to begin. Please correct me if I've left anyone out. Participants are Warum, Hilaryjane, Matildaben, Coopmom and me. I'll message Coopmom to see if she's still interested. If so, I...
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Ok. Hope I haven't procrastinated so much that no one wants to participate anymore. And I also hope it's warm enough now for everyone to get into the summer spirit. I know it is for me!
    ...
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Not I! They sound nice, though.
  10. Re: Le Dix my idea of what heaven smells like

    How different is the original Le Dix from the current formula? My grandmother, who has been dead for decades, wore it. I've been on this nostalgic quest to get an old bottle in the classic style...
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    Re: Best sexy vanilla?

    I think the Vanille Noire fits your criteria well. There is nothing gourmand about this scent. And I find it has nice longevity as well.
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Yes, I think that's it. But there's always a possibility of a new player since we are waiting till we are closer to summer.
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Ok, I'll include Calandre. I have two huge bottles of it because I stock up when I go to the jewelry shows. I heard a rumor that it was discontinued, so I've become compulsive. (I also have a...
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    I agree with both these points. Waiting till closer to the calendar summer will probably work best for the majority. And I do want to keep it light and fun, not too cumbersome with a deluge of...
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Summer has pretty much arrived here, but I'm not sure when it does for the rest of us. An average time would work.

    So ladies, let us know what month works best for you. I'm ready now, but...
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Sounds great. Welcome!
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Wonderful! I'm not sure yet when we'll begin. There are only three of us now, so perhaps we can wait for one or two others... I'll keep everyone posted.
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    I understand, but wish you could join! And knowing what kind of winter you all up north endured, I can see why you would wear your summer scents! It sounded really rough. I always moan about not...
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Yes, this is what I had in mind. That way no one is innundated with a boat load of scents at one time and feeling pressured to hurry and pass them to the next person. I shouldn't think the postage...
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Hmmm, I wore a lot of L'Occitane Neroli last summer. I can also supply this.
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    Re: Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    That sounds great! I'll be able to offer these:

    Bois Naufrage by Parfumerie Generale
    Beachwood by Costamor
    Aria di Capri by Carthusia
    Beach by Bobbi Brown
    Green by Nanadebary

    I'm hoping...
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    Summer Scents Sample Circle, Anyone?

    Summer will be here soon, and wouldn't it be nice to have a new go-to scent for those warm or hot days?

    I tend to gravitate toward heavier scents, so I want to break out of my comfort zone and...
  23. Re: Ok, funtime... Pass the parcels..... round the world tour idea.....

    I very well may. I'll think about what sort of perfumes, etc. and will post tomorrow. Thanks for the nudge!
  24. Re: Ok, funtime... Pass the parcels..... round the world tour idea.....

    This game sounds like so much fun...I'd love to get into a circle. I think it's too late for this one, but if you are interested in starting another one, I'm in!
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    Re: Fragrance families & skin type

    You are right, I don't think of Calandre as a floral either, thought it apparently it projects that way on some people. That's funny about the patchouli. I was a little kid on a school bus the...
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    Re: Fragrance families & skin type

    Very interesting thread. I have oily/combo skin that is a light peach color. I tan rather easily, but without sun I fade to pale. I have tried for ages to find a floral that works on my skin...
  27. Re: What would a fragrance named after your locale smell like? (2 answers please: 1 snarky, 1 sincer

    Ah, well that's definitely worth the temporary sacrifice. But I wish you could be there!
  28. Re: What would a fragrance named after your locale smell like? (2 answers please: 1 snarky, 1 sincer

    Good to see you! It would be nice to meet you on the New Orleans trip in the Fall. Hope you can make it!
  29. Re: 2011 Meet-Up: Would you like to join us in New Orleans in autumn? Let's talk!

    Ugh! That's terrible. Actually, years ago my grandmother in Lakeview had an alligator *under her house* that made the local news. Turns out there were teenagers in her neighborhood that had gone...
  30. Re: 2011 Meet-Up: Would you like to join us in New Orleans in autumn? Let's talk!

    True, but fortunately the bayous are outside of the city, except for Bayou St John, and the scariest thing you may see there is the Tulane scull racing team practicing!
  31. Re: What would a fragrance named after your locale smell like? (2 answers please: 1 snarky, 1 sincer

    Snarky: Mold, seafood boiling in heavy seasoning, alcohol, dankness, decaying wood, rotting vegetation and some more mold. (God help me for this!)

    Sincere: notes of jasmine, gardenia, banana...
  32. Re: Ladies, take note of these words:- [ Humid + Hot + Above 30 degree celcius ]

    I picked up a bottle of Bvlgari au The Rouge for a song at Marshall's summer before last, and it's a definite go to in my sweltering summers. My old standby is Calandre. I got a sample as a...
  33. Re: 2011 Meet-Up: Would you like to join us in New Orleans in autumn? Let's talk!

    Leesee, I can appreciate your phobia over cockroaches. I have a deep revulsion for them myself, though I realize that it does not approach a true phobia. But the good news is that they generally...
  34. Re: 2011 Meet-Up: Would you like to join us in New Orleans in autumn? Let's talk!

    Oh wow... Have been a no-show for a while here, and lo and behold, I login and and see this thread. Yes, I'll be there...regardless!
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    Re: Rose Bourbon by Marina de Bourbon

    Whoops, wrong thread
  36. Re: UNBREAKABLE: Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom's New Unisex Fragrance

    Umm, wow... Meow. Lots of cats in here.
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    Re: fake or natural!

    I think there are some things that are more in the line of maintenance rather than enhancements. For instance, I don't mean to offend anyone, but there are very few women who are not aged by letting...
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    Re: Which Scent Do You Keep in Your Car?

    8768Slatkin & Co.
    Home Fragrance Oil
    Sandalwood Vanilla

    I have a little holder with a felt pad inside of it that I clip to my sun visor. I put about 10 drops of oil on the pad when it...
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    Re: S o t D Wednesday 11 November

    Hello all. Hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful blue sky day! I am wearing on old favorite todayhttp://www.euindiaaviationsummit.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/burberry-perfume-small.jpg
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    Re: Secret Shame: the teenaged years

    Oh, wow! You all have reminded me of so much more! How could I forget Charlie?! Was that the stuff that was billed to smell unique on the individual...?(as if!) Whatever it was, I had that too. ...
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    Secret Shame: the teenaged years

    What inexpensive scent did you drench yourself in as a kid? Mine was Love's Musky Jasmine Flower. It's not made anymore, but I would love to have a whiff of it again - just so the memories could...
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    Re: Frags in CHROME bottles.

    http://www.fragrantica.com/images/perfume/nd.525.jpg
    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.luxist.com/media/2006/04/euphoria-by-ck.gif
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 9 June

    Oh my, I can't believe it....
    http://school.discoveryeducation.com/clipart/images/zero-bw.gif
    I actually FORGOT to put scent on today! I must have more on my mind than I thought. Or the overload...
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    Re: S o t D - Saturday, 30 May 2009

    Ava Luxe No. 23 extrait. http://www.ava-luxe.com/images/NO23EAUDEPARFUM.jpg
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    Re: Ava Luxe Appreciation!

    I'm on my second FB of LTBL. I just love this stuff. I would adore a bottle of this in a body lotion, but she is not selling lotions presently.:( My next purchase will be a bottle of the extrait....
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    Re: SotD Friday 29th May (TGIF!)

    http://img.loccitane.com/P.aspx?l=en-US&s=120&e=gif&id=32EP075NE

    L'Occitane Neroli
  47. Poll: Re: Which Ava Luxe is best? Help me decide!

    I love Madame X, but I don't think I could bring myself to wear it in hot weather. The animal in it might come out with claws bared! Actually, I wasn't won over by Madame X the first time I tried...
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    Re: orange blossom, special

    I recently bought a bottle of Neroli by L'Occitane. It's proving to be a lovely scent for the heat and humidity of summer. And I never thought I'd like an orange scent for myself.
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    Midtown Perfume - Real or Ripoff?

    I ran across this site with prices almost too good to believe. Anyone hear anything about it, or have any experience with it?
    http://http://www.midtownperfume.com/home.php

    I am going to a...
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    Re: Seeking for different type summer scent

    My favorite summer green frag for my quite hot & very humid climate is Paco Rabanne Calandre.
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    Re: SotD Monday 11 May -09

    Cerruti Image Woman http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/content/ebiz/fragrancedirect/invt/0001874/0001874_m.jpg On this warm and humid morning...Must.Go.Green!:D
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    Re: SotD Friday 8 May

    Love's True Bluish Light

    Happy Friday!
  53. Re: All Invited! ♥ ♥ ♥ Sniff 'n' Speak Saturday, May 2, 2009 ★★★ Fruity

    Someone I barely know gave me a bottle of Curve Kicks last week. It's not something I'd buy for myself, but it's pleasant enough to wear on, say, the usual Saturday errands.

    Top Notes
    Pear,...
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    Re: S o t D Friday May 1st.

    On this warm and muggy day, I am in Curve Vintage Soul, a Marshall's pick-up.http://www.perfumesonlinestore.com/images/CURVE%20VINTAGE%20SOUL.jpg
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 29 April

    http://www.perfumecritic.com/joomla2/images/stories/ava%20luxe%20cafe_noir.jpg

    Didn't think I'd be in this again till the leaves started falling, but in honor of the meat locker I call my...
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    Re: SotD, Friday 24 April 2009

    Calandre...
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    Re: Tuesday 21 April-09

    https://www.giftlandofficemax.com/images/burberry%20for%20women.jpg
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    Re: SotD Thursday 16 April

    I almost broke out my Calandre today too! That's it...I must wear it tomorrow.;)
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    Re: SotD Thursday 16 April

    http://www.punmiris.com/images/perfume/nd.5330.jpgB&BW Vanilla Noir
    " black plum, dark berries, bergamot, gardenia, carnation, vanilla orchid, tuberose, vanilla, whipped toffee, cinnamon, cashmeran,...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 15 April

    CHANEL....31 Rue Cambon
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    Re: Tommy Bahama

    After reading the reviews of the SA suggestions, I think I will go with the regular TB instead. I will sample it first - I just can't give a gift of something I don't care for - but from what I'm...
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    Re: Tommy Bahama

    Would you all recommend this for a 22 year old guy? I was thinking of getting TB South Seas for my nephew. Would the regular TB be a better choice? I don't generally buy fragrance for men, so I am...
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    Re: Can you stretch out jeans?

    Ha. Been there, done that & oh so true!;)
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    Re: SotD Monday 30 March

    Started the day in Lavanila Vanilla Grapefruit...picked up the little roll-on bottle yesterday. Very nice.

    But am now basking in what was in the mail when I got home: AL Madame X. Yay! And...
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    Re: SotD Saturday 28 March

    Before I opened this thread I'd decided to wear the first scent I came to that I owned. And it was the very first post. So thanks Tigrushka! It going to be a Shalimar kinda day for me. :thumbsup:
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    Re: SotD Friday 27 March

    Bulgari au Thé Rouge on this dreary, wet day.
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    Re: SotD Thursday 26 March

    Happy Day!:birthdays: Put a candle on your cupcakes from me.

    Cinéma here.;)
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    Re: SotD Thursday 19 March

    Casswell-Massey Elixir of Love No.1. Don't know why I bothered, as I took a day off work to start cooking for 25 tomorrow....won't be smelling of perfume for long.:rolleyes:
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    Re: Hot & humid days: recommendation?

    I was planning on heading to Bourbon French Parfums this weekend. I will definitely check that one out. Thanks!
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 17 March

    Calandre. Has about the same percentage of green as I do Irish.
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    Re: SotD Friday 13 March

    Happy Birthday Tigrushka:birthdays:

    Due to a nice trade courtesy of bbBD, and in honor of Friday the 13th, I am wearing AL Chaos. :D
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    Re: Hot & humid days: recommendation?

    Thanks y'all for all the interesting suggestions. I like the idea of the vetiver scents. And now I'm thinking I should revisit some of the aquatics. I have to be careful with citrus scents vs my...
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    Hot & humid days: recommendation?

    I'm looking for something for the really hot and humid days that are soon beginning for me. I've always used scents according to my moods, never really thinking of the weather. I live in a...
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    Re: your favorite gardenia fragrance?

    I second this recommendation. Nice, and not cloying at all.
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    Re: Sandalwood reed diffuser. Need help.

    Everclear alcohol is what you want. It can go up to 190 proof, depending on where you live. (States have their individual regulations for maximun strengths sold.)
  76. Re: J***s C****t! A Tale of TERROR in the Perfume Biz

    Now I'm really curious to find out what happened to the major players in this reality show!
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    Re: Heavy (On The) Cream Part 2

    Ava Luxe Milk:p Also AL Figue Noir.
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    Re: Guilty by Association

    Fortunately, I rarely run across a stray whiff of L'air du Temps anymore. Ugh. Can't stand the stuff, due to an extremely annoying college roommate who doused herself in it daily. Several years...
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    Re: Coming Up Roses...?

    Thanks so much for the input! And I'm so glad to meet at least one person who can comment on an AL rose. Sounds promising. :thumbup:
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    Re: Coming Up Roses...?

    Yes, this sounds just about what I was looking for. I think samples of this, Ecume de Rose, Mille Et Une Roses and perhaps Rose Essentielle, though I worry about longevity with this one.
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    Re: Coming Up Roses...?

    These suggestions sound great! :D I was reading a review of Mille Et Une Roses & noted the comparison to Stella, as being similar but more complex. That might be close to what she's looking for. I...
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    Coming Up Roses...?

    Help!:o
    I've been hunting for a new scent for my niece. She is a rose fanatic since she was a small child. Everything about roses she loves. She's now 21, and is currently wearing Stella. Since...
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    Layering advice sought

    I'm seeing a lot of references to layering, but am hesitant to start with my limited collection without some advice. So I'm going to list some of what I have, (mostly samples rather than bottles,...
  84. Re: Not to beat a dead horse, but I found "my" sample organizing system...

    Tang, I like those ammo boxes!
  85. Re: Not to beat a dead horse, but I found "my" sample organizing system...

    Thanks for the positive feedback! I was thinking that for larger collections a sheet of styrofoam could be fixed to a board & hung on a wall, or leaned behind a door - whatever works for that...
  86. Re: Not to beat a dead horse, but I found "my" sample organizing system...

    http://photos-f.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-snc1/v2092/54/99/45709857/n45709857_31760501_2889.jpg

    :D
    The nice thing about this, is that once the hole is created, it retains its shape.
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 21 January

    Vintage Soul that I bought at Marshall's. Bought completely unsniffed, but the price was right. Unremarkable at first, but after a couple of hours, quite pleasant. Long-lasting on me as well.
  88. Re: Not to beat a dead horse, but I found "my" sample organizing system...

    I am new to this, but have quickly amassed enough samples to be annoying/confusing to me. So I went to a craft store about two weeks ago and bought styrofoam cones. I shove the samples in an upward...
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    Re: Your latest make-up purchases?

    I've becoming absolutely addicted to NARS eyeshadow. The colors are so saturated. Drat that Sephora! If they hadn't opened down the street from me I'd be a richer (read that as less broke) woman!...
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    Re: SotD Friday 16 January

    Well, it hasn't hit midnight for me yet, but I decided to go to bed with my Friday fragrance, Ava Luxe Angel Face. And all I'm getting is plastic baby dolls... Perhaps a hint of vanilla after an...
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    Re: SotD Thursday 15 January

    Love's True Bluish Light is it for me today. This is the last of the sample size, so I HAD to order a full bottle. Truly yummy stuff! Can't wait for it to arrive...
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 14 January

    Oooo, that's a new rule to me...one I'll be only too delighted to adopt. :thumbsup: Let's see, I should owe myself a new bottle at the end of the month. Yea! Too bad the copays can't be diverted......
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    Re: SotD Tuesday 13 January

    Trying out some Ava Luxe samples I received yesterday. Today I'm wearing Midnight Violet. Hmmm... If I closed my eyes I would've thought I was lost in a C. Howard factory - ugh. I mean I like the...
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 January

    Yes, but they are not in Paris. The return address is Wisconsin. I've gotten quick service so far. What are the best places to get samples?
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 January

    Thanks for the suggestions Beachroses. I was just ordering myself some Chanel samples, so I added Carthusia Aria di Capri to my cart. I am already thinking about what my SotD will be tomorrow... ...
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 January

    Thanks! Actually, I gave her a Sephora gift certificate for Christmas. I like to give her little surprises every now & then, so that's was this scent was about. (She's 21 & a university student.) ...
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    Re: SotD Monday 12 January

    Disappointed in the choice today: Maison Berdoues Peche Exquise... a sample I ordered for a possible future gift to my niece. I'm not much on the fruity scents, but I still thought I'd try it out. ...
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    Re: Favorites and Hair Color and Birth Month

    Favorite notes: vanilla, musk, and greens
    hair: light brown
    birth: August (Leo)
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