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    Quote Originally Posted by tmp00 View Post
    this is why I have made a firm and steadfast rule to never buy unless I have tried three times....

    Boucheron pour homme drove home that decision..
    Boucheron Pour Homme is the only fragrance of which I bought a full bottle which doesn't really find its way onto my rotation list very often. (I'm not counting really cheap $10 bottles of fragrance, by the way.) However, I wouldn't say that I regret having bought Boucheron Pour Homme. I still wear it occasionally, and I think it's OK. I think I just bought it early in my collecting days, and didn't realize yet that there were lots of better fragrances out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rachelsf View Post
    Also.... sorry to the people sitting next to me on the 10-hour flight. This always happens during travel. I race for the Duty Free and spray each finger with something-or-other new release. It's such fun but I generally reek by the time i get on the plane. Maybe another thread - what to wear (or not to wear) for travel?! LOL
    Rachel, that is so true of me too, as airport duty frees are fantastic testing grounds - I have a system whereby I can try 10 perfumes on skin at once. Then, as you say, I get to the gate and start to feel self-conscious, compulsively tug on my sleeves, stuff one arm in my coat pocket, don gloves if it's winter etc...

    Is sillage more potent at 35,000 ft I wonder, you know, like the way alcohol goes to your head more at altitude?
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    Comme de Garcons without a doubt. It was hands down the worse,most antiseptic concoction ever to be called a fragrance. Hospitals even smell better than this.

    Bought a FB blind and it almost made me sick from one spritz. I considered placing in a lead container.soldering the box shut and then booking a ferry ride in order to drop it in the middle of the lake....but since I'm fond of fish, I changed my mind......

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    Yay-- I salvaged my bottle of Aqua Allegoria Rosa Magnifica (although it took half a dozen experiments to do it!)

    Layered with Woods of Windsor True Rose Parfum de Toilette it smells marvelous. I think the combination actually smells better than True Rose on its own-- it's more complex.

    I'm dying to try Guerlain Meteorites now but am reluctant to risk buying a FB unsniffed again. *sigh*

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    Quote Originally Posted by VM I hate civet View Post
    I have a system whereby I can try 10 perfumes on skin at once.
    Ah, do share. How do you do it? (It will be helpful for my upcoming sniffa').
    For sale: JL Scherrer parfum (reduced price) and more!

    "One half of the world cannot understand the pleasures of the other." ~ Jane Austen

    “Pleasure is the flower that passes; remembrance, the lasting perfume” ~ Jean de Boufflers

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackCat View Post
    Ah, do share. How do you do it? (It will be helpful for my upcoming sniffa').
    I think she morphs into an octopus!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 30 Roses View Post
    Yay-- I salvaged my bottle of Aqua Allegoria Rosa Magnifica (although it took half a dozen experiments to do it!)

    Layered with Woods of Windsor True Rose Parfum de Toilette it smells marvelous. I think the combination actually smells better than True Rose on its own-- it's more complex.

    I'm dying to try Guerlain Meteorites now but am reluctant to risk buying a FB unsniffed again. *sigh*

    Very happy for you that Rosa Magnifica has a new lease of life! Oooh, I wouldn't buy a FB of Meteorites unsniffed if I were you - it is incredibly sweet - or are you okay with that?
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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    Default Re: Full Bottles you regret buying...

    Quote Originally Posted by VM I hate civet View Post
    Very happy for you that Rosa Magnifica has a new lease of life! Oooh, I wouldn't buy a FB of Meteorites unsniffed if I were you - it is incredibly sweet - or are you okay with that?
    Ooh, no... sweet fragrances tend to gag me.

    But not always-- Annick Goutal's La Violette is quite sweet but manages not to be cloying, and I love it. The spicy rose note helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haunani View Post
    I think she morphs into an octopus!
    Haha, I wish...!

    BlackCat, the system is as follows, with each arm yielding 5-6 olfactorily discreet sites (unless you spray DKNY Woman, which will nuke your entire arm with an acrid pall of grapefruit):

    underside of wrist
    back of hand
    the fleshy pad underneath your thumb (surprisingly good carrier!)
    lower arm just behind the knuckle (remove watch?)
    a spot on forearm close to elbow - easier to reach than its underside equivalent, though I have been known to add that site, making 6 sites per arm!
    "So many scents, so little skin"...

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