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    Re: you know you're obsessed when....\

    WOW Alaska....lucky you!. Last time I was there, I was told not to use fragrance on the trails....so I reluctantly complied!. I've been thinking of getting a fridge...(here in Denmark it's not hot...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    GOSH Frou Frou
  3. Re: ESCENTUAL.com Superb and very sophisticated online store!

    I have experienced similar. The courier actually put the packages in the bin sitting outside the front door!. The package was filthy when found 2 days later. I've also received burst packages because...
  4. Re: ESCENTUAL.com Superb and very sophisticated online store!

    They have Serge Lutens sample packs back in stock.

    But be warned....don't let any vouchers you have for escentual expire, as they will NOT honour them. I have spent almost 500 GBP with them over...
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    Re: How many Bottles do you own and use?

    I have 74, 16 of those I don't use and would love to get rid of... so 58 bottles.
  6. Re: How often (on the average) do you buy a new scent?

    I'm not admitting anything
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    Re: Fragrances spotted in movies!

    In 'Breaking and Entering' by Anthony Minghella, Jude Law gives a bottle of Jo Malone cologne (his wife's favourite) to a prostitute. I just remember thinking what a minging thing for his character...
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    Re: Gothenburg, Sweden

    thanks for the info, I'm going to Gothenburg on wednesday and wanted to check out the Byredo line. I will head for NK and see what they have :-)
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    Re: SOTD: Monday 16th, July 2012

    http://img.makeupalley.com/3/3/5/1/2282985.JPG
  10. Thanks for my sample pack, which arrived today....

    Thanks for my sample pack, which arrived today. Looking forward to trying them all out!
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    Re: Most 'sparkling' mens fragrance...

    Le Labo Aldehyde 44; it's so sparkling it's fizzy!
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    Re: Sample vials in the UK

    Another vote for Aus Liebe Zum Duft; samples much more generous that Lucky Scent and without the customs and high shipping charges.

    I always double check if the fragrance company offer sample...
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    Re: In support of Liz Zorn and Soivohle

    I just lodged my vote from Denmark, but I had to log into facebook first. Please click to support even if you're international!
  14. Re: Photos of Lady Gaga Fame Black Fluide (the notes are quit interesting)

    Looks very 80's....that cap has big shoulder pads!. Black juice...'beetle juice'. SO retro!
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    Re: Does Guerlain give samples?

    I think it's much smarter to have a 'sample program'. I have no problem paying for samples and those houses that redeem the price of their sample packs against the purchase of a full bottle are...
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    Re: Today I Bought - June 2012

    Galwaygirl001 - 'Iris Incense'....I just gasped. This is something I need to hunt down!
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    Re: Are Guerlain a niche brand or not?

    Getting back to Guerlain. I now see them as part of the large LMVH conglomerate (for 'aspirational brands'), simply applying the 'Long Tail' business model;

    ' the retailing strategy of selling a...
  18. Re: Any one notice the change in Etat Libre D'Orange (ELDO) marketing?

    I never thought the provocative imagery married with the character of their fragrances...they are too nice and well behaved for saucy pics.
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    Re: Quality of Parfums MDCI bottles?

    Since the bottle itself is leaking, I would seek a replacement rather than a partial refund. They should also cover the return shipping for the leaking bottle. This was an expensive purchase and you...
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    very apt for the day!
  21. Re: CB I Hate Perfume 7 Million Hearts, price worthy or not...

    No, I think that sounds like escape via mindless distraction....but fun while it lasts nevertheless.
  22. Re: CB I Hate Perfume 7 Million Hearts, price worthy or not...

    For 200 pounds a bottle I'd prefer a religious experience, or at least a strong emotional one!...so we are talking art.
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    Re: Today I Bought - May 2012

    Well, I was never really entranced by L'Instant de Guerlain but when an unloved 50 ml bottle of EDP with about 30 ml left in it came up on ebay- I just had to rescue it. The bottle is beautiful,...
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    Re: Best place to get atomizers?

    I don't think there is any UK supplier that offers good atomizers and decanting supplies that are affordable yet high quality (i.e won't leak, good spray head). Muji is great but of course they are...
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    Re: Best place to get atomizers?

    just also want to give a shout out to ProudStyle.com
    cheap with free worldwide shipping
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    Re: Today I Bought: May 2012

    omg I think I need this then....sounds divinity in a bottle!!
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    Zoya, Ali
    http://img.makeupalley.com/3/3/5/1/2253790.JPG
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    Re: Today I Bought - May 2012

    shadesofbleu - I would be jumping for joy too!, lovely choices!!!
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    Re: Today I Bought - May 2012

    10ml decants of:
    Hilde Soliani Bel' Antonio
    Chanel Bois Des Iles
    Amouage Memoir Woman

    From a lovely ebay seller (and very impressed with the scents so far);

    Brood XIX; Tree sap, hay,...
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    Re: The best men's rose scent?

    Baie Rose 26
  31. Re: Splash Bottle Contamination: How to Avoid

    The liquid is like looking through a room, where you suddenly see all the particles in the air. I can wait to see if they settle to the bottom, another good idea thanks!
  32. Re: Splash Bottle Contamination: How to Avoid

    thanks so much for all the ideas!.

    The coffee filter one - does the paper affect the juice, i.e the chemicals in the paper...maybe I could fold a pice of the filter paper into the atomizer neck...
  33. Re: Are 20 new fumes too many to introduce at once ? HdP's new "City" line.

    LOL the e store site is a gimmick! ...'departure', then 'add to luggage', haha I had to laugh. Looks like we have a set of cliche notes dedicated to each location too, nothing attracts me to part...
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    Re: Another Newbie......but 70 years old

    OH YES....'Pohadka' by YS Uzac, it's beautiful!
  35. Re: L'occitane eau de baux or marc jacobs bang?

    Eau des Baux would be my choice.
  36. Re: Splash Bottle Contamination: How to Avoid

    I'm not sure if this is relevant to this older thread, or if I should start a new one. Anyway...I just bought a perfume from ebay, but it's contaminated with dust and skin debris. The perfume itself...
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    Re: Don't overpay on e Bay!

    10ml decant of DIPTYQUE - PHILOSYKOS EDT, just saw it sell for 37.99...wonder if the bidder thinks it's a typo or is actually going to pay that for 10ml!
    ...
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    Re: Best feminine tuberose fragrances?

    +1 for Nuit de Tubereuse by L'Artisan Parfumeur
  39. Re: CB I Hate Perfume 7 Million Hearts, price worthy or not...

    The only high end vanilla fragrance I know which is stunning is Mona Di Orio's Vanille. Would love to know how it compares to that.
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    Re: Today I Bought - May 2012

    LUSH Breath of God, the dumpy bottle :-)
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    Re: L'artisan great deal at Fragrancenet

    Fragrancenet are doing themselves no favours with this sale...if you sign up for notification when their stock is available, you get spam mail, if you manage to order they cancel or part fulfill...
  42. Re: Laughable Clive Christian Pomp and Nonsense

    I would be so disappointed if I turned up to a CC event and endure a lecture about the notes being expensive and dangerously pleasurable...only to get an air freshener demo!

    all that pomp with a...
  43. Re: Sally's Accessories For Fragrances - For Empty Decants & Their Supplies

    +1
    Just placed another order via her webstore...shipping is 33 USD international but I know the atomizers will be great quality with no dreaded leaks. She is a great seller, nothing in europe...
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    Re: you know you're obsessed when....\

    LOL....I have to keep THOSE activities secret otherwise there would be talk of 'addiction'!
  45. Poll: Re: Would you put perfume on a baby? Take the poll

    I would use body products like Burts Bees Baby Bee, Cowshed or Neals Yard if I want to. I'd wouldn't spray edt or edp on a baby
  46. Re: Which lavender fragrance do you recommend?

    Solstice Scents also have a great Lavender Scent at the moment;

    http://www.solsticescents.com/COURTYARD-PREMIUM-FRAGRANCE-5ML-_p_403.html
  47. Re: Which lavender fragrance do you recommend?

    Czech & Speake Oxford & Cambridge
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    Re: Nail Polish of the Day

    2 coats Essie Marshmallow, then Ninja Polish Sticks 'n' Stones, Essie Good To Go Topcoat...love it!
  49. Re: Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez Paperback Edition, worthy purchase?

    Here are the ratings for those houses;

    Malle; Angeliques sous la Pluie (***), Bigarade Concentree (***), Carnal Flower (****), Dans Tres Bras (***), Eau d'Hiver (****), En Passant (***), Une Fleur...
  50. Re: Luca Turin & Tania Sanchez Paperback Edition, worthy purchase?

    I have the paperback, it reviews,

    Malle; Angeliques sous la Pluie, Bigarade Concentree, Carnal Flower, Dans Tres Bras, Eau d'Hiver, En Passant, Une Fleur de Cassie, French Lover, Iris Poudre,...
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    Re: L'artisan great deal at Fragrancenet

    I thought the newest bottles have clear lids....as long as bottles are stored properly, kept cool in the box, the fragrance should be good
  52. Re: Looking for a warm,handsome scent for myself, any suggestions would be much appreciated!kinda pi

    Costume National Scent Intense
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    Re: L'artisan great deal at Fragrancenet

    SAFRAN TROUBLANT is the only one I want...not in stock :-(
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    Re: Fig scents by Olivia giacobetti

    I know this is not what you are asking...but I've tried both Philosykos and Premier Figuier, they are lovely but my favourite fig scent is Annick Goutal Ninfeo Mio...you have to try it.
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    Re: Opinions of Yankee Candle

    I have one in 'Fresh cut Roses', it smells very strong, sweet and synthetic. I have yet to try any others
  56. Re: How much do niche perfumers/brands make off their fragrances?

    I would say, niche perfumery is absolutely not for those wanting to make money. The investment of time gaining skills and creating, editing, the disappointments and doubts, the purchase of raw...
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    Re: Shipping to US help

    Don't declare 'fragrance' on the customs form whatever you do!. I've found declaring the package contents as 'soap' or 'craft items' works well at getting through the control without any issues.
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    Re: Today I Bought - April 2012

    This inspired me to check ebay for Agent Provocateur diamond dust, and got one!. I didn't get such a bargain but I'm happy with my purchase. Just hope it arrives now!
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    Re: Don't overpay on e Bay!

    Diptyque Philosykos Eau De Toilette 50ml but about 40ml left in bottle...currently highest bid is 48.00 GBP. A BN bottle full retail is 50.00. Crazy......
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    Re: SotD Monday, 23 April 2012

    YS Uzac Lale - tested yesterday. It's beautiful but I've discovered i don't like osmanthus
    Le Labo Iris 39 today, received a decant in a recent swap

    Hoping basenotes can stay online...
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    Re: Today I Bought - April 2012

    I received my order from YS Uzac, very impressed with the design and presentation. Loving especially Pohadka and Metaboles, set also includes Lale and Monodie...all 4ml 'test tube' sample vials
    ...
  62. Re: Help! Need to know where I can buy Stephanie de St. Aignan perfumes

    re. desfragrances.com, does anyone know the deal with VAT when ordering from them from an international location (but still in europe)? the VAT gets deducted from the billing so wondering when it's...
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    Re: Today I Bought - April 2012

    Not sure if this counts, but I bought Annick Goutal Myrrhe Ardente Body Cream today
  64. Re: FragranceX and the Brazil case ...read!

    Agreed. I got an enormous customs bill after waiting 6 weeks to receive. Fragrancex put the retail price on the declaration, not the actual price I paid. I am NEVER shopping with them again
  65. Re: Niche / Designer Sites Who Offer Samples ?

    I went ahead and paid that price, not knowing the samples were so small. I felt ripped off when they arrived...that's not a good start for a potential customer
  66. Re: Niche / Designer Sites Who Offer Samples ?

    No, the samples are only 2ml!. No shipping of a 50g package costs that, so the sample is not free. They have a lot to learn about customer service IMO
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    Re: you know you're obsessed when....\

    ...your boyfriend tells you were talking about a perfume heist in your sleep
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    Re: Top 10 Niche Brands

    Serge Lutens
    Le Labo
    L'Artisan Parfumeur
    Amouage
    Andy Tauer
    Parfums De Nicolai
    Frederic Malle
    Mona Di Orio
    M Micallef
    Maison Francis Kurkdjian
  69. Re: Your Process for Purchasing New Perfume

    I think my process for purchasing new perfume can be careful but at other times chaotic. I know the 'sensible' route as outlined in the article...read reviews, obtain samples, wear the sample over a...
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    Re: Free to a good home

    I have a single time use discount code for Julettehasagun.com; entitling one person to 7.90€ off the purchase price of any fragrance in their line.
    Shipping is also free in europe and valid with...
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    Re: Female fragrances that really should be men's...

    Sarah Jessica Parker Lovely smells better on my BF
  72. Re: I'm I being ripped off? New to the game, need your experienced take on issue

    I would definitely give that retailer a miss...too expensive and the rest, dodgy.
  73. Re: CB I Hate Perfume 7 Million Hearts, price worthy or not...

    That's what would worry me. Most of the CB line I've tried have always been very fleeting in terms of wear. Would be interesting to know if the company are changing their approach with this one
  74. Re: Is checkcosmetic.net all that reliable??

    no, the codes sometimes don't match. My makeupforever foundation came up with a manufacture date of March 2012, when I received it in a swap 6 months ago. I was just trying to check if it was still...
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    Re: The Stench of Purgatory

    After university, I did some personal care work for the chronically ill and dying..I fainted on a few occasions. You are right, the living smells that point towards death are very disturbing. Just as...
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    Re: Niche houses for female fragrances?

    Re. Amouage watering down their formulations;
    I think that's correct, some of them don't have great longevity...very sad to see
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    Re: Niche houses for female fragrances?

    I understand a niche perfume house to mean one that presents itself as an alternative to mass perfume production. It is also likely to be focused on creativity rather than on mass market appeal. I...
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    Re: buying nices fragrances online

    I would get samples from the company/ counter or someone you trust and then you can always test them against whatever you order online. It's worth it, if you're going to save a lot of money. However,...
  79. Re: any frag that evokes the color olive green for you?

    Ninfeo Mio - can't get enough of it!. It's fresh olive green tomato vine heaven...
  80. CB I Hate Perfume 7 Million Hearts, price worthy or not...

    Shocked to see CB I Hate Perfume 7 Million Hearts retailing for 200.00 UK pounds/ 315USD.

    Promo to justify the price tag;

    "To capture the essence of comfort, Christopher Brosius selected...
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    Re: SoTD Saturday 3, March 2012

    Aqua Allegoria Winter Delice - Guerlain

    Trying out a sample I received from a lovely swapper, never imagined an Aqua Allegoria could be this good!
  82. Re: How many frags have you actually finished a bottle of?

    LOL :grin:
  83. Re: How many frags have you actually finished a bottle of?

    None, I can't imagine what that's like
  84. Re: To blind buy Shalimar? (and blind-buying in general)

    An active interest in fragrance and finding your favourite scents based upon sampling first will hemorrhage enough money, believe me!. So my advice is not to blind buy!. I would pay a little more to...
  85. Re: Name your "comfort scent" & most "sexy scent" that you reach for the most*

    comfort scent - SL Chergui
    sexy scent - JHAG Citizen Queen
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    Re: Serge Lutens - Help

    Virtual Diva - I have both Chergui and Ambre Sultan. I can send you 1ml samples of both for free, if you message me your address. It is a really bad idea to blind buy any fragrance.
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    Re: Serge Lutens - Help

    Ambre Sultan & Chergui (you need them both)
  88. Re: Scents ( over 200$), which are worth the price..

    Amouage Jubilation xxv
    F.Malle Portrait of a Lady
    Le Labo Baie Rose 26 (not worth 500 though)
    Mona Di Orio Les Nombres D'Or Oud
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    Re: What's in your SOS (Sack-O-Stinkers)?

    Paris Hilton Fairy Dust
    Chanel Chance
    Paco Rabanne 1 Million
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    Re: SotD Wednesday, 15 February 2012

    I'm sampling Serge Lutens, Jeux de peau today, smells like a spicy sweet hazelnut croissant
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    Re: Serge Lutens Sample Kit

    Escentual have the sample packs back in stock;


    Féminité du Bois Eau de Parfum Spray 1.2ml
    Sa Majesté La Rose Eau de Parfum Spray 1.2ml
    Jeux de Peau Eau de Parfum Spray 1ml
    Vitriol...
  92. Re: ESCENTUAL.com Superb and very sophisticated online store!

    They have Serge Lutens sample packs back in stock :)
  93. Re: is chergui by serge lutens a good blind buy?

    Best to sample first. One million is a million miles away from Chergui. Saying that, I blind bought mine LOL
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    Re: Amber for beginners

    L'eau d'Ambre Extreme by L'Artisan Parfumeur is a great one to start with. No way as strong or herbal as TF Amber Absolute, but very wearable and cosy.
    My personal favourite though is Ambre Sultan...
  95. Re: help me chose a fragrance my ocd/ clean freak girlfriend would like on me (i have a list)

    LOL muscs koublai khan or Musc Ravageur would be exposure therapy.... Nail polish stinks pretty bad, maybe you could risk turning it up a notch or two?!
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    Re: Don't overpay on e Bay!

    Also this week, I have seen a 50ml bottle of Le Lobo Poivre 23 being offered on eBay at £200. I can buy the same item form Liberty of London (reputable retailer), online, for £180.


    Saw this...
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    Re: Amouage now at Escentual

    I just purchased Jubilation XXV from them. I dislike how they package (amouage sent to me in a jiffy envelope, would have pref'd a box) but nothing was damaged.
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    Re: Burberry Body, Thoughts?

    They are still offering the sample on Facebook today, so I don't know what happened. It's a bit disappointing as it's not available here in Denmark yet.
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    Re: Burberry Body, Thoughts?

    My sample from the Facebook promotion never arrived, even though it said it was 'on it's way' : (
  100. Re: If you were to choose 3 to 4 fragrances to use what would they be?

    I am just getting into fragrances, so I haven't tried so many but the most pleasurable for me so far have been;

    Frederic Malle Portrait of a Lady
    Amouage Jubilation XXV

    These just blew me away!
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