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  1. Re: Interested in smooth, creamy floral notes - advice needed!

    Teint de Neige by Lorenzo Villoresi is the most floral, creamy scent that I've smelled in a long time. It's very powdery, but in the most natural way...you can smell the florals.
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    Re: The perfect rose?

    I love strong, exotic scents, but I must always have a simple rose. My current favorite is Rose de Maya, by Ren. Fresh with a touch of citrus that adds to the freshness.
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    Re: Should I go scentless?

    Fresh is best, in those situations, I go with Green by Nanadebary (green, minty), Neroli Portofino body lotion Tom Ford, or even Love By Kilian (sugared neroli). My more subtle scents, but they have...
  4. Re: Fragrance that smells like INCENSE at a Catholic Funeral?

    I'm not catholic, but I happily spent 8 yrs in catholic schools and smelled quite a bit of incense. Loved the swinging incense and now, I also love frankincense! It's possible, my chickness won't...
  5. Re: Fragrance that smells like INCENSE at a Catholic Funeral?

    Avingon, definitely! Cardinal by Heeley.
  6. Re: What holiday fragrance gifts are you giving this year?

    I've given myself a birthday gift of Eau Duelle by Diptyque. I bought the solid last year during the hot fall weather. I didn't like it so much, but I just tried in cold weather and the elements come...
  7. I'm planning on sniffing then at her studio sale...

    I'm planning on sniffing then at her studio sale next month. I went last year and she's very friendly!
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    Gotta have it...I love Rouge and I've been...

    Gotta have it...I love Rouge and I've been craving sandalwood and amber scents!:dankk2:
  9. Re: Would you pay for a bespoke perfume? Have you?

    I think I will at some point. In my area, there's Mandy Aftel, Aftelier; Yosh Han, Yosh; and Delrea, just to name a few. Why not check out perfumers in your area. You may be surprised.
  10. Love how it reads...and the bottle!

    Love how it reads...and the bottle!
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    Re: San Francisco Sniff on October 15th!

    Thank you for the recommendation, Haunani. I read the notes and it reads like, so what I want! I hope I have a chance to sample or buy.
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    Re: San Francisco Sniff on October 15th!

    Oooo, thank you! I've never heard of Waddington. I looked her up and she has a perfume called Makeda which fascinates me. I love exotic scents and describe my taste as the Queen of Sheeba.
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    Re: Does perfume ever make you frustrated?

    What frustrates me most, the decline in my income. Thanks bad economy! I can't buy like I used to. There was a time that I went to Europe every year. It's annoying that there are perfumes I can't...
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    Re: San Francisco Sniff on October 15th!

    Hey Tama!

    We chatted on FB. I'm going to bring my fashionista, cousin. She totally into clothes and perfume, but she doesn't know about Basenotes and other forums. I get to corrupt her! ;)
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    Re: New Byredo M/Mink Launch September

    I'm not a fan, and was horrified by the first-sixth sniff, a couple of months later, persuaded to try on my skin...not as bad. I think I could work on the right skin. And probably male skin.
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    Re: By Kilian in UK

    By Kilian sent samples out, all over the world through the FB. They sent all, but the ouds. You might cheek and see it it's still happening.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Womanity

    I love to try interesting scents. Briney, figgy...sure, but it's yucky! I think it's also trying to be youthful/modern, but it's not nice or interesting.
  18. Oooo! That's so interesting! I would love to see...

    Oooo! That's so interesting! I would love to see and sniff the results.
  19. Re: Any perfume noses or houses based in Toronto, Canada?

    Ayala Moriel is a natural perfumer in Canada. I have Palas Atena which is exotic, but subtle. Quality stuff!
  20. Re: Quick, the house is on fire! Which scent(s) do you grab first?

    Well, I'm at the end of many of my favorite perfumes. I'd grab my most expensive, Diamond Water by Jar.
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    Re: Any scent with argan oil?

    I have had skin allergies since I was a child, but learned to manage by my late teens. Purity, is important! It doesn't matter how natural it is, if it's not cleaned of impurities. Also, if you have...
  22. Re: Coney island is my dreamland! Why nobody seems to like it?

    It's not my taste, but it's fine. It's so much better than most "modern scents". I think it's a quality fun scent and you should enjoy it! I bet you'll be complimented on how good you smell! :)
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    Re: Celebrating New York City by Fragrance?

    I agree! When I go to New York, I go to Bendel, Bergdorf, Bond, and Aedes de Venustas. I would also check out the Caron boutique, Lafco, and another shop I can't think of the name...I think it's in a...
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    Re: SF Sniff Round-Up

    You're not alone. I think the scent is very antisocial. It's worse than Byredo's M/Mink! At least that one evolves quickly on the skin and becomes understandable. We have indoor plumbing now, we...
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    Re: SF Sniff Round-Up

    I posted my summary on the initial meet up thread. Still recovering from yesterday (plus, I went out fri night). It's so much fun to meet people with a shared interest/obsession. This was my second...
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    Re: San Francisco Spring Sniff - May 7th !!!

    Thank you, Rogal!
    A happy day of smelling perfumes, meeting the charming Kilian Hennessy, the lovely Ineke, and the sweet perfume freaks of Basenotes and Now Smell This. Lovers of fragrance were...
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    Re: Which Lorenzo Villoresi to sample?

    It was on the site when I looked this morning. Perfumed Court and Posh Peasant has some...you can make a request.
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    Re: Which Lorenzo Villoresi to sample?

    The Perfume Shoppe
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    Re: Which Lorenzo Villoresi to sample?

    Why, oh why did I look at this post! I want it all! You've all encouraged me to get samples too. Shame on you all! ;-)
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    Re: San Francisco Spring Sniff - May 7th !!!

    Still working on my shopping list. Looking for a bright, green scent without muskiness. Needs to be on the cold side. To meet that need I usually get Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca. Hit up Diptyque,...
  31. Thread: Tokyo Milk?

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    Re: Tokyo Milk?

    I've smelled them a while ago, but bought #16 which is a great fresh fig scent. You can't go wrong. Surprisingly great quality for the price. They're all good.
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    Re: Which Lorenzo Villoresi to sample?

    I was given a large sample of Teinte de Neige. It's not my usual type since my taste is spicy and woody/oud, but I loved it! It has a rich foundation that carries the sweet powdery, white floral very...
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    Re: Kate Middleton.

    I think she wears Jo Malone. My ex's much younger sister and her friends are totally into Jo during the day and Prada by night. They're young, career women in Dublin Ireland.
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    Re: San Francisco Spring Sniff - May 7th !!!

    Sniffing trip to Saks yesterday...was told if you want Kilian to sign your bottle (provided your bank account gives you permission. Mine says no Rose Oud, now!) purchase prior to the event.
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    Re: San Francisco Spring Sniff - May 7th !!!

    Nice meeting you today. See you next week!
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    Re: Suggestions for a challening fragrance

    Byredo's M/Mink smells like ammonia and stone to me. It does smell different on the skin, but I still don't get it.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Surface would be just behaving as though you're comfortable and in control if your presence. Hopefully, what's behind that is integrity and goodwill to all people. It's not about being perfect, but...
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    Re: Do you wear fragrance on the beach?

    I wear a fresh scent like L'eau de Neroli by Diptyque. I live in N California, so most of our beaches are surrounded by woods. I always carry lavender essential oil to protect me from mosquitos.
  39. Re: trying so hard to be a lady...your opinions please

    It's called Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare by Creed. A precious scent for a bit of a precious price.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    A bit off track, but if a man is with another woman, the assumption is that he has some sort of desirable quality and that he must be confident. This causes women to wonder. We're all about thoughts...
  41. Re: trying so hard to be a lady...your opinions please

    Creed has a nice tea rose. Very pretty, but a bit too delicate for my current taste. I'm a bit addicted to rose/oud combinations.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Whatever, dude! An attractive man is a confident man. A confident man will make whatever physical situation look better. A man that picks a great fragrance that suits him, bonus points!

    I have a...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Ok, Alfarom, you have my compliments! ;-)

    I just Googled Tom of Finland since I'm not familiar...O_O? Googled again and your fragrance review popped up, interesting. The fragrance seems a lot...
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    Re: The Scent of Peace - is this a joke???

    I have So New York and have smelled most of Bond no 9's scents. Scent of Peace is very simple, sweet, modern. Not sure if it's worth the price, but if it makes someone happy, then it's a good thing.
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    Re: Picking out a fragrance for a woman

    Bond no 9 have good versions of modern scents. Washington Square is really good. Armani perfumes are also good. I like She which has a subtile spice.
  46. Re: trying so hard to be a lady...your opinions please

    24 Faubourg is my most ladylike scent. Perhaps, a bit too gilded for my taste. As a result, I never wear it. I love tea rose and fresh roses in general. As cool as I wish I were (I'm a happy dork),...
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    Re: San Francisco Spring Sniff - May 7th !!!

    Gasp! Very excited to meet Kilian!
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    Re: I need Jasmine!

    Jasminas by Intelligent Nutrients is a nice, natural perfume. Candide by Aftelier is great and it has frankincense. I really love Royal Jasmine by Abdul Samad Al Qurashi.
  49. Re: What is the iciest, chilliest, most camphorous fragrance you have tried?++

    You might try M/Mink by Byredo. To me, it's very cold and mineral. Not my taste, but very interesting. You must try it on your skin, it's very different than on paper.
  50. Thread: Oud ???

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    Re: Oud ???

    You can get samples of several from Perfumed Court.
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    Re: Aldehydes, any love?

    I've found the more aldehydes, the less it works on my skin and the less I like the smell. I wanted to love Frederick Malle's scents, but I just didn't. Then I found out that most are aldehyde heavy....
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    Re: Ladies, I need your help with something....

    I had En Passant, but it did not smell floral on my skin, almost herbal. It was a strange scent, that I bought because it was interesting, but wore like a fresh body spray.
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    Re: Ladies, I need your help with something....

    I have Carnal Flower, but it's almost finished. My tuberose replacement will be Cepes and Tuberose by Aftelier. The mushroom dies to a rich base. It's very interesting. I like Rosa Maya by Ren for...
  54. Re: A question for you: when did anti-allergen movement begin?

    Everything has a scent. I wonder how many chemicals are added to make products unscented?
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Now, you're winning!
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    Re: Perfume and headache, making science

    My headaches are usually connected to sinus congestion. Going to certain department stores will give me a headache. Once I leave, it goes away after a few hours. I ended up working at one of those...
  57. Re: Recs please for white flowers - heady, indolic, not too loud blend

    I have a sample of Abdul Smad Al Qurashi, Royal Jasmine oil. For me, possibly the best jasmine perfume I've smelled so far. Med warm, rich jasmine. No other floral notes. I think it's gender neutral,...
  58. Re: A question for you: when did anti-allergen movement begin?

    I'm getting the information from 2 farmers at one of my local farmer's market. Usually produce is sold by employees, but 2 stands are directly sold by the farmer. This would be a change in the...
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    Re: The Hotel Smell

    I actually haven't been to too many hotels at home in the US, but when I stayed at Bellagio in Vegas, it smelled so good! I asked several employees what the scent was, but they all denied that the...
  60. Re: A question for you: when did anti-allergen movement begin?

    I found out about this last year and then I checked out Anya's Garden website. There's a link to the Natural Perfumer's Guild site. The thing about natural ingredients in perfumery...too much citrus...
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    Re: Long-lasting tuberose on scent-eating skin

    I wore Fracas over 13 years ago and it was great on my difficult skin. It lasted all day. I'm almost at the end of Carnal Flower. Love it, and it's more authentic than Fracas, but it does fade...
  62. Re: **** Recommendations for High Class Office Scent ****

    No, it's your taste which is the most important thing. Get what makes you feel good.
  63. Re: **** Recommendations for High Class Office Scent ****

    Break away from the boring!
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    Re: sexy .sweet fresh rose?

    I thought, that's not a rose scent! Had to go and spray it on...I guess it is. The spice, which I love is more dominant and I think it's very sexy. I love, love, love rose! I love a simple tea rose...
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    Sounds like a psychiatric problem...maybe you should through your net in another direction! I'm just say'n. ;-)
  66. Thread: How to spray.

    by Kalynne
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    Re: How to spray.

    I moisturize first.
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    Re: Recommendations please

    I'm a fan of Egoiste. I bought it for my brother when he was in college and wearing Fahrenheit everyday...yuck! My new favorite for men is Black Afgano by Nasomentto. 1rst time I smelled it, myself...
  68. Re: **** Recommendations for High Class Office Scent ****

    Fougére Royale by Houbigant and Fou d'Absinthe by L'Artisan Parfumeurs. These are both fresh, but the 1rst is elegant, bright and won't go boring, soapy. The 2nd has a spice in the drydown that's not...
  69. Re: hey guys need some help building a well thought of wardrobe...

    Also, look for perfumers in your area. Someone may be making great scents near you!
  70. Re: hey guys need some help building a well thought of wardrobe...

    It's only been 5 years, relax. Assess what you have, when you go scent shopping you might have something in mind, but if there's a new scent that you came across, get a sample, try it for a couple of...
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    Re: BESPOKE PARFUMERS? or BESPOKE PARFUMERIES?

    I'm not sure where you live, but you should Google "custom perfumes" and enter your city. Bespoke means custom made, in American. I'm familiar with the book. The author was interviewed by Rick...
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    Re: BESPOKE PARFUMERS? or BESPOKE PARFUMERIES?

    There are a few in my area. Off the top of my head Aftelier (Mandy Aftel), Yosh Han, Lord's Jester...I'll add the others as they come to me. 1rst 2 are in the SF Bay Area. They have perfume lines,...
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    Re: What happens to your perfumes if you die?

    Since I only have one sister, she'll get it all. Once she sniffs everything, then she'll really miss me and regret not perfume shopping with me while she could.
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    Re: Fragrance families & skin type

    I've been made to reapply a scent because the sales person could not believe my skin changed a particular scent so much. My oily skin just does not like soft florals. Rose, carnation, indolic...
  75. Thread: Kate Middleton

    by Kalynne
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    Re: Kate Middleton

    She seems like a Jo Malone kind of a girl...modern, natural, and minimalistic.
  76. Thread: How to spray.

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    Re: How to spray.

    Less is more! My perfumes that aren't so strong, I spray under my shirt so that it's on my skin and my shirt. One spray to the chest, upper arms...not quite to the pits, little dab to the neck....
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    Re: Fragrances that Match My Personality

    My iPhone isn't recognizing your flag, so I'm not sure where you're from. There's a thread about Profumo Italian natural perfumes. It gets great reviews and looks reads really good. I want to try it,...
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    Re: Expanding my horizons

    I think if you only have 3 fragrances, you should start off slowly. There's no rush and why buy something you'll hate by the end of the day. Get a few samples to take home. I try new scents on days...
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    Re: New member with a couple of questions:)

    Hi there! I make comments on the male section. It's ok. Fragrances with low quality synthetics go sour on my skin. Try to experiment by getting samples and wear a couple of days before buying. You...
  80. Re: Good time to get some AbdesSalam Attars - SPECIAL OFFERs that last...forever?

    [It's a pity cannabis laws prevent its use in fragrance.]

    Have you tried Black Afgano by Nasomatto? How does that compare?
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    Re: Damn! I spilled it!

    My bottle of Candide by Aftelier fell on my tile floor and 1/2 was lost. I used a clean towel to sop it up and hung it in my coat closet. Wasn't going to waste about $45 without some sort of usage!
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    This is a long thread with a lot of good, old advise. There are other oud threads as well with info. The men's threads have a ton of oud discussions. You should find good European sources for oud....
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

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    What about the Haramain how is the projection and longetivty?[/QUOTE]

    Oud is addictive! The Al Haramain I have doesn't seem to have too much projection, but it's not very warm yet. I find...
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    I haven't smelled the one you're referring to. Via Perfumed Court, I received a sample of an Abdul Samad Al Qurashi, Royal Jasmine. It's gorgeously indolic with out the barn smell. It lasts all day....
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    Re: Agarwood (oud) oil!

    Why not enjoy what you have for a time, get to know it. Perfumed Court also has samples of several makers or oud oils. I think most are blends. Zahras Perfumes carries a lot of brands including other...
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    Re: I Am Surprised.....

    Lord's Jester Perfumes has natural perfumes with the names of Greek gods.
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    Re: Fragrance families & skin type

    Deleting duplicate.
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    Re: Fragrance families & skin type

    Body chemistry due to hormones fluctuates constantly, our gyno's will tell us that, but significant hormonal fluctuations such as pregnancy and menopause can tweak our sense of smell, but so can the...
  89. Re: What does pure oud smell like? M7, Amouage Hommage Attar, Jubilation XXV, Epic Men

    What happened? I think it's good to step back and think of context and intent. In the US and Canada, the sites mentioned for the purchase of oud are respected consumer sites. I found that out...
  90. Re: What does pure oud smell like? M7, Amouage Hommage Attar, Jubilation XXV, Epic Men

    Great posts guys! On Facebook I asked Amouage if their fragrances have real oud. I was told that the ingredients weren't important, but the mood it was evoking. I think that means no real oud. That...
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    Re: Decanting for traveling/wedding concern

    When I travel I usually take ready made samples from the stores where I purchased the perfumes from.
  92. Re: Which of these three feminines is the most masculine?

    Sample everything and them decide if it works for your chemistry and gives the impression you want to project.
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    Re: San Francisco Spring Sniff???

    Ooo! I'm in either day.
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    Sticky: Re: Which scent gets you the most female compliments?

    You flag doesn't show up so I'm not sure where you're from, but I appreciate your sensitivity as a woman. The term isn't particularly sexist since, what a lot of American women want is a man who...
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    Re: Fragrance families & skin type

    I'm mostly African, but also Cherokee and Irish. I have med brown, dry skin. Hair, med dark auburn, sandy mess (that's the Irish coming through). I wore Chanel #19 as a teen and it was good, a little...
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    Re: Most you have spent on a frag ?

    In preparation for my wedding, the first thing I bought was my perfume. I was spellbound by Jar perfumes. Diamond Water was least expensive and spicier which suits me. I think it was between...
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    Re: can you guys tell me about gift sets?

    I like gift sets that have items not usually sold like perfume scented candles.
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    Re: Storage & Display

    Display your empty bottles and items you'll use within a year or so.
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    Re: Cheapskate is curious

    I have a couple of strong perfumes. I apply just out of the shower. One little spritz in the arm and spread while damp. That works for me.
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    Re: Question about proper storage...

    I separate my perfumes. I group the seasonal ones together. Then the ones I don't wear as often separate from the ones I will go though within a year such as light body sprays. I have a dresser in a...
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