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  1. Re: "Manly, yes, but I like it too!" -- Men's frags

    I love Terre dHermes. citrusy, and earthy. I smell cirtus, bergamot and vetiver. I got it for my husband online. maybe ebay?

    Has anyone tried Eau de Cartier?...
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    Re: the Ultimate Rose Fragrance?!?

    YES! Voleur de Rose!! damp and voluptuous rose
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    Re: Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle

    I finally received two beautiful cards with Lys Med and Carnal Flower sprayed on them. I wish I merited the real deal. Ah well. I do live quite far away from Paris it must be too expensive to send...
  4. Thread: Neroli

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    Re: Neroli

    I agree, I love this dense dream of a fragrance! Nothing innocent about it, and not teenage sweet either
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    Re: Michael Storer's Women's Line

    Thanks Shycat, but Zibeline and I are trading. Thanks to all, I am excited about trying it, the envelope smelled great great great!
    -L
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    Re: Michael Storer's Women's Line

    Sadness. My Stephanie arrived broken and the package smelled divine. I think I would have loved it the best. My husband couldn't keep his nose out of the package!! I am quite enjoying Genevieve it...
  7. Thread: Neroli

    by Loukoumi
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    Re: Neroli

    Curiosity about the Occitane Neroli Orange drove me to check ebay. Now I am confused
    Apparently Occitane has an Orange Leaves edt for fairly inexpensive on ebay, and a wildly expensive Occitane...
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    Re: ok it is getting hot and summer is coming

    I swing between light and breezy _ Mimosa pour Moi, Jo Malone Verbena, Premier Fiquier,
    Bois Farine
    and thick heavy heady fragrances like Miel de Bois, and SL Fleurs D'Oranger and Carnal Flower...
  9. Thread: Beeswax

    by Loukoumi
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    Re: Beeswax

    Just admit you love it and don't try to find a substitute. I am a gigantic fan of Miel de Bois. I love it from start finish at the end of the day. It is truely an intense deep scent and go ahead...
  10. Thread: ocean smell

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    ocean smell

    My husband just came in from surfing and I as always when he first comes into the house all wet, I get the full on blast of ocean!
    yet when I smell "marine" notes in perfume,it is nothing like...
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    searching for a thread

    is it possible to search for a thread containing a scent I want to know more about that I know has already been discussed?
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    Sustainable Jatamansi

    Many may have read the thread I started after reading that Jatamansi is an endangered species in the Himalayas. While this is true, I have read signs of hope for its future and the future of the...
  13. Re: would you buy it if it contained an endangered species?

    Many good points have been made here! thank you to all who thoughtfully replied. The world we live in is full of diminishing natural resources on many fronts, so it is not surprising that it...
  14. would you buy it if it contained an endangered species?

    I just researched Jatamansi and discovered that it is a plant related to Valerian and grows only in the wild in the high Himalayas and is widely used as a medicinal herb as well as a perfume note. ...
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    Joanne Bassett natural perfumes

    Has anyone tried any of these?
    /www.joannebassett.com/edt.htm
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    Re: L’Artisan Eau de Jatamansi

    That is interesting. I don't know that much about Spikenard. It is related to Valerian (Nardostachys jatamansi) I did receive my sample of Jatamansi, It is light and clean smelling, but not like...
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    Re: Frederick Malle opinions ????

    Peppermint
    you did it again! your description is perfect!
    "En Passant -- reality fragrance meant to evoke a time and place, and it does, lilacs and bread and tears"
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    caron urn fragrances

    can someone list the Caron urn fragrances for me? Is Pois de Senteurs an urn fragrance? What are the others?
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    Re: L’Artisan Eau de Jatamansi

    I have a sample from Luckyscent on the way. It sounds great. I wonder about the longevity. It sounds light like an edt?
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    Re: Top 3 Carons and Why?

    Peppermint
    This is great! One of the reasons I love basenotes and POL so much is the witty, beautiful, spot-on descriptions of things. I swear if we save em up we could win a book award. It would...
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    Perfume rings and pendants

    When I was in college I inherited my grandmothers perfume ring. It was a silver ball shape filled with cotton with a hole on the unerside by the finger. You dropper in a few drops of your perfume...
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    Re: Recs for hot summer scents

    I find this to be true too. I enjoy Fracas in the summer. It just blooms in the hot interior of a car with no AC.

    I also wear the lighter ones too,
    Jo Malone Verbena de Provence,
    YSL Paris Rose...
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    Re: Frederick Malle opinions ????

    En Passant- this one is the only thing I have worn where a stranger told me I smelled great! It is a lovely lovely uncommon scent. A soft and daydream of a scent. Highe up there on my wish list for...
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    Re: Long-lasting fragrances

    Another vote for Miel de Bois
    Wonderful lasting power You will be enjoying this lovely lovely fragrance all day.
  25. Thread: Ineke

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    Re: Ineke

    Well I got my samples!
    Lilac? After my own heart? Can't detect it. This makes me feel like I maybe forgot what lilacs smell like? It IS a nice sweet girl scent, but I don't get lilacs on me. ...
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    Re: Scenting hand fans--what would you spray?

    anyone know a source for vetiver fans? sandalwood fans?
  27. Re: Madini Oils - An Unusual, Delightful Departure from Western Perfumery

    My samples arrived yesterday. Since at the moment I am exploring florals that is where we are here. Last night I sampled Narciso. It doesnt exactly smell like narcissus,but I think that is a "ghost...
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    Re: Why fragrance?

    A dear friend of mine in college won a poetry award for a poem about me! went something like "with pollen stained face from sniffing too much" !! how true of me.
    the other thing I totally love...
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    Re: Favourite Linden Blossom?

    I am pretty sure En Passant has linden in it.. and lilac you might like it. I sure love it, wish my sample wasn't licked clean gone!
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    Adding to wardrobe

    I can't remember how to add fragrances to my wardrobe? and is there anyh way to delete them if I have swapped them away? or do I move to "owned"
  31. Re: What are your thoughts on SL's Fleur D'Oranger?

    Thank you everyone, your comments are very helpful. I was worried it may be too sweet I think Riannon's advice to test more than a little is good and I will try to get another sample as mine is now...
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    Re: Rose Recommendation Please

    Kumquat
    I have always been curious about the Montale Rose scents. there are several of them...Have to try them
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    How to access members wardrobes?

    Can someone please remind me again how to access another members wardrobe ?
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    Re: Rose Recommendation Please

    I second and third the suggestion of Sa Majeste de Rose. Deep velvety and seductive.
    and you pay for it too.
    For less expensive still deeply rose try the Perfumers Workshop tea Rose or Stella is...
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    Re: Best Lilac / Buddelia Perfume?

    who makes Highland Lilac? Is it discontinued? I swear I am not going to get addicted to something extinct.

    Thanks for your description of Yves Rocher Pur Desir de Lilas. I had it on my sample...
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    Re: Frederic Malle similiars

    I will definitely check out Bois Farine. I love En Passant and I am suspecting it is the wheat richness you speak of that makes me wish my sample wasn't all gone! It IS addictive! But I do love it...
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    Frederic Malle similiars

    What is similar to L'eau d'Hiver?
    En Passant?
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    Re: SotD Sunday 22 April

    On one shoulder PdN Mimosaique
    on the other shoulder my all time fave L'Artisan Mimosa pour Moi
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    Re: Recommend a light, aetherial floral.

    let us know what you discover! good luck
  40. Re: Which Scent Do You Recognize Right Away On Just About Everyone... And *

    I can recognize Shalimar, and Chanel #5, and White Shoulders, and Chloe, and Lauren, and Devon Violets and Tea Rose.

    I thought I could recognize Musc Ravageur, because I first smelled it on my...
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    Re: Scenting hand fans--what would you spray?

    What a great idea!
    How about scenting the underside of your umbrella with a wet rainday scent like En Passant?
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    Re: Recommend a light, aetherial floral.

    I don't know about white, but two light and breezey florale I like are L'Artisan Mimosa pour Moi sort of pale yellow to me, and Jo Malone Verveine, which is pale green to me. Or maybe a linden note?...
  43. Thread: Ineke

    by Loukoumi
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    Ineke

    Looking at the Ineke ad at the top of Basenotes, has anyone tried these? The sample set of 4 is $12 with intriging packaging...
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    Re: what does tuberose smell like?

    Tuberose flowers smell strong and creamy sweet. They fill a room up with just a few flowers, even fallen off the main stalk. I love the smell of them. However, they do get stinky when they are...
  45. Re: What scented products do you wish they'd release as perfumes?

    Aveda Shampure

    also, the smell of Albizia blossoms (blooming right now)
    and flowers of Beach Heliotrope trees
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    Re: Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle

    thank you everyone.
    Yep, Tiphaine emailed me with recommendations that sound so wonderful....And asked if I was near one of the stores, which I am 2,000 miles and an ocean away from, so I sent off...
  47. Re: Madini Oils - An Unusual, Delightful Departure from Western Perfumery

    Thank you Purplebird! I have ordered my 5 samples!
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    Re: Trip to Aedes...fragrant heaven!

    I adore your descriptions. Next time do take your camera. I love hearing about fragrance travel experiences.
    thank you.
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    Editions de Parfum Frederic Malle

    So how does one get samples from them? When I filled out the questionnaire there was no place on it for my address. Do they write and request it from you? I want to be surprised and dazzled by...
  50. Re: If colours were perfumes or vice versa what would they be?

    Mimosa pour Moi clear open yellow

    YSL In Love Again Jasmine d'Etoile violet with pink flecks

    TDC Vetiver de Sel pale grey that when you look at up close is really white and beige and black and...
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    Re: Serge Lutens for spring/summer?

    I vote for fleurs D'Oranger beautiful.
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    Re: Favorite Jasmine Perfume?

    YSL In Love Again d'etoile?
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    lusciouscargo

    I have been reading posts on Perfume of Life forum and many people have written that Lusciouscargo is slow to never shipping and doesn't respond to emails. I don't personally have any experience...
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    Re: what does tuberose smell like?

    Wow Linnea there is a tuberose quality to Dr Pepper! Never noticed it before!
    that said, I love tuberose! Fracas is a favorite for hot humid days, creamy heady and voluptuous, sometimes slightly...
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    Re: I need a FRAGRANCE MENTOR

    Welcome Busters Mom!
    you are in for a grand tour!
    You should checkout Luckyscent.com click on "samples and brouse away! They are around $3 a piece. Or Aedes.com where youcan order I think 7...
  56. Thread: avatars

    by Loukoumi
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    avatars

    How does one create an avatar? I see so few of them on Basenotes, maybe you have to have posted alot to earn one like posting trades?
  57. Thread: Noir Epices

    by Loukoumi
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    Noir Epices

    what other fragrances remind you of Noir Epices?
  58. Re: If you were given $500.00 for perfume spending...

    L'Artisan La Chasse aux Papillons
    Serge Lutens Fleurs D'Oranger
    Rosine Rosa Flamenca or Zest de Rose
    Frederic Malle Noir Epices
    Frederic Malle En Passant
    I'm not sure but that would probably get...
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    Re: Favourite flowers?

    [QUOTE=moondeva;1005366 Night Scented Stock - I love this scent in reality nature and it always evokes warm summer nights for me. I wish I could find a few more perfumes which feature this note.....
  60. Re: If colours were perfumes or vice versa what would they be?

    Riccigirl I love your colors! splotches and streaks and residues, swirls and unnoticeable tints! Great descriptions all!
  61. Are you a Full Bottle Queen or a Sample/Decant Princess?

    I love to try new scents, and I find I often spend as so much on samples and decants that I could get a full bottle of one special fragrance. I wish I had more bottles, but I just can't seem to...
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    Re: Display idea for empty bottles

    I think it would be pretty to store my color mixtures of seed beads in them, if I ever have an empty bottle I will do this.
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    Re: the 1st scent you fell in love with

    My first love was Devon violets in high school, next came Chanel #5 when I lived in a shed in the backyard of a friends house. I found it exotic to douse myself in expensive luxury while I lived so...
  64. Thread: Byblos

    by Loukoumi
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    Byblos

    I just tried a decant of this from my sister and it smells great! Anyone know anything about it?
  65. Re: If you were only "allowed" to wear two scents for one year, which ones would it b

    L'Artisan Mimosa pour Moi
    Jo Malone verveine
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    Re: Do you wear perfume to bed ! ! ! ! !

    Yes, one I especially love is Aqaba.
  67. Re: Name your favorite from each perfume house, please?

    L'Artisan Mimosa Pour Moi
    Occitane: eau de Provence
    Serge Lutens Fleur d'Oranger
    Guerlain: Vetiver
    MPG: Rose Muskissme
    Nicolai:Fig Tea
    Rosine: Zest de Rose
    Jo Malone Verbena
    Annick Goutal...
  68. Re: If u were given $500.00 for perfume spending...

    I could go to Paris with 500 euro too! I will meet you there! but I want to go to Frederic Malle and L'Artisan, and maybe Caron if there is any pretend money left. We could spend the rest of the...
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    Re: Jury Duty Fragrance

    I know! I know!
    How about Guilt by Ayala Moriel!!!!


    Top Notes:
    Mimosa, Frangipani, Blood Orange,

    Middle Notes
    Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Rose,
  70. Guerlain eau deCoq

    the weather here turned hot andhumid today and I am wearing de Coq. It is cologne so it doesn't last long, but it is light and refreshing and my husband sail "what is that good smell?" Here is what...
  71. Re: Chandler Burr on "Ghost Flowers" in today's NYTimes

    Thank you so much for adding the link. I love to read these articles.
    I am not so sure about two of his statements. One that mimosa is not extracted from the flowers? Is this true? He states it...
  72. Re: Gorgeous, lovely Diorissimo. Anybody like it?

    Check out the Chandler Burr NYT article i found the linkto on this site. here is what he says :
    Perhaps the most famous imaginary flower is lily of the valley. No technology has ever been able to...
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    Re: Can I Love L'Artisan?

    I love my Mimosa Pour Moi. It is my favorite scent. especially now that we are in the season of Acacia blossoms. It is a light breeze, fun and happy. yellow. springy. I would wear it to an outdoor...
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    Re: Vetiver Scents

    great I will contact them. great website too! thank you and I will keep you posted. Wouldn't it be cool to build a garden house with a vetiver roof?
    Mahalo
    Liz
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    Re: Vetiver Scents

    thank you. this sounds delicious. I am trying to find a way to grow vetiver here in Hawaii. I cant seem to find a source. the species in the link Ayala posted is propagated and spreads by seeds,...
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    Re: TGIF!!! SotD Friday 9 February

    Stella for me today
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    Re: Vetiver Scents

    [QUOTE=Ayala]


    The plant has a cooling effect in traditional medicine and folklor, and is used to cool off in the hot tropical climate. Blinds of vetiver are dampened in the heat, and the cool...
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    Re: Different kinds of Jasmine..

    Star Jasmine flowers smrll like being in love to me. They were blooming during my first real romance. I have tested YSL In Love Again Jasmin d'etoile, but its just not the same thing as the flower,...
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    Re: Vetiver Scents

    Wow!what research! I love it. thank you. this requires a print out so I can truely absorb it all. Does has this guty reviewed any other notes this exhaustively? We should subsidize his sample...
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    Re: Carnal Flower...Should I? Shouldn't I?

    Go get it! you won't be sorry. I have a small vial I keep in my purse and I love it. It fits with hot humid weather, and cozy by the fire weather. that is enough days to justify the purchase if...
  81. Thread: vetiver sel?

    by Loukoumi
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    vetiver sel?

    Help! I can't remember the name or maker of this sample I used to have. vetiver de Sel? Sel de vetiver?
    Anyone know? who makes it? Where can I find some?
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    Re: Vetiver Scents

    I have just discovered Vetiver, from a sidewalk sale I got Guerlain Vetiver which I love.

    I asked about it on POL since I like to know about the plants behind the scent. Someone told be in...
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    Re: Soth moday 5 february

    L'Artisan Mimosa pour Moi
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    Re: SotD Wednesday 31 January

    Thanks to Lynn Faust with her mens scents we love thread, I am back on my Guerlain Vetiver kick today. It smells great on this moist tropical winter morning.
  85. Re: Longing For Spring - What's in Your Scent Wardrobe?

    [QUOTE=moondeva]This is echoing the thread on the men's forum but with a feminine flavour.
    My current spring beauties tempting me are:
    Balmain Jolie Madame

    I have read about Jolie Madam but am...
  86. Re: Longing For Spring - What's in Your Scent Wardrobe?

    [QUOTE=moondeva]This is echoing the thread on the men's forum but with a feminine flavour.
    My current spring beauties tempting me are:
    Balmain Jolie Madame
    [
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    Re: SotD Thursday 11 January

    in honor of the acacai that would bloom late january where I grew up, I am wearing Mimosa pour Moi.
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    Re: best fruity rose perfume?

    Moondeva, tell me about Rose Isfahan....The name sounds like something I would very much like...
    Loukoumi
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    Re: What scents smell "voluptuous"?

    I forgot to add that I would love to try Musc Ravageur...
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    Re: What scents smell "voluptuous"?

    Carnal Flower is very voluptuous to my nose...
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    Re: my birthdayfragrance

    Thank you for the birthday wishes!
    I love fig fragrances, and Quarry, I have sampled and appreciate your sentiments about Io Capri. I love it at first smell. the drydown for me is a little...
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    Re: Great container to hold samples

    what a great idea! I have one of those from my granndmothers house! It now has a new use! thanks...
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    my birthdayfragrance

    My sister gave me Nicolai Fig Tea for my birthday. We had sampled it in Paris and I have lusted after it ever since. It is every bit as wonderful as I remember it on that rainy French morning. I...
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    Re: Ideas for a fourteen year old young lady

    I used to like Devon Violets.
    I got my 15 year old niece Bourbon French (New Orleans) Orange Blossom and she loves it. I found it by googling Bourbon French.
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    Re: Ayalas Les Nuages de Joie Jaune

    Ayala
    Thank you for your persistance in this. I am intrigued and curious about it as well. I am going to see my dad this thanksgiving and I am bringin him a copy of the article so he can tell me...
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    Re: mens colognes we like for ourselves

    I also like very much Hermes Terre.
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    Re: Ayalas Les Nuages de Joie Jaune

    I am not a leather chemist, but my dad is, I will ask him. But I worked in the finishing department, where the colors and polishers and resiny top coats were applied. It was a sweet smellling...
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    Re: mens colognes we like for ourselves

    I just discovered Guerlain Vetiver. It is niiiiiice. smooth, warm soft, not floral. rather woody but not a dark forest smell. more of a sweetgrass smell. or like a bamboo mat in the rain smell.
  99. Thread: Fragonard

    by Loukoumi
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    Fragonard

    Working my way through Sensablyurs and Fragonard samples...
    I am testing one I thought I would love- Baroque-
    Fragonard Baroque
    The notes are tea rose,bergamot,bulgarian rose spiked with...
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    Ayalas Les Nuages de Joie Jaune

    Ayala generously sent me a sample of Les Nuages de Joie Jaune after I posted a question about mimosa/acacia. It cam yesterday in a cutle little squatty bottle. Inside is a delicate jewel of a...
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