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    Default Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    Picked up a bottle of My Insolence. This seems to be a love or hate scent. Well it smell great on me! I think it must work with your skin or not.

    It reminds me of Flowerbomb, with tart raspberry on top.

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    It is lovely to be awaiting packages, isn't it? I am awaiting a package from Ava Luxe, containing Sweet Patchouli and Frangipani.

    I am also awaiting a package from a BNer containing 1/2 bottle of Jicky in extrait. Too exciting!

    The funny thing is that I am regarding this as a year of perfume restraint. Yet I feel that I must get Fire Island. I look at the bottles on ebay and just can't believe that that suspicion is worth the savings.

    How do you tell when to buy and when to suspect on ebay?

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    Received Annick Goutal Myrrhe Ardente 100ml
    Bought a bottle of Keiko Mecheri Ume (thanks taolady for the introduction) and a bottle of CdG 888.
    Last edited by Coconut; 14th June 2009 at 02:38 AM.
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    i apparently missed the ava luxe coupon so no more AL for me this month... oh well...
    For sale: Armani Prive (Cuir, Jade), Yves Rocher, Artisan Ambre body cream http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=228894

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    Wow - It looks like we should rename this thread "June 2009 ~ Ava Luxe Purchases"...

    I've only tried 2 so far - enjoyed one, hated one - look forward to trying more.

    Anyway, today I bought:



    Miller et Bertaux Green, Green, Green And... Green.

    I was expecting a harsh pine forest with vetiver and spices and mint and just about anything green, but it turns out to be a very understated tea-esque bay leaf with some citrus and peppery resins. Quite beautiful, actually....
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    From manicboy's sale thread, I received today his pre-loved 1oz bottle of Jo Malone Dark Amber & Ginger Lily. I've been lusting after this for too long and had been trying to make my sample last. Now I don't have to!

    Quote Originally Posted by rogalal View Post
    Wow - It looks like we should rename this thread "June 2009 ~ Ava Luxe Purchases"...
    I thought you were going to say "we should rename this thread 'June 2009 ~ rogalal Purchases!' " SAs just love you, don't they?! I can't wait to go cruisin' the Union Square fragrance counters with you at the end of August!
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    I bought a bottle of Fracas from Sephora yesterday .
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    I bought my second bottle of Anglomania and a second bottle of Infusion d'Iris.

    I also bought a small bottle of J'Adore by Dior. Not a lot of sillage on my skin. Pretty fragrance but does not last long on me.
    "No elegance is possible without it...perfume is a part of you." Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel
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    Exotic Coconut B&BW (so sad this is discontinued)
    Wild Hyacinth B&BW
    Warm Vanilla Sugar B&BW
    Sensual Amber B&BW (back-up bottle )
    7:15am in Bali by Kenzo
    Incredible Me by Escada (quite nice on)
    Autumn treasures: Magnetism, Midnight Orchid, Tea for Two,
    Aimez-Moi, Chinatown, Dzongkha, Five O'Clock Au Gingembre,
    Cittá di Kyoto, Jasmin de Nuit, Jasmin Full, Kelly Calèche, Venezia,
    Douce Amère, Eau de Charlotte, Falling In Love, Chergui, Prada,
    Rose Alexandrie, Hypnôse, Omnia, Flowerbomb, Poivre Piquant,
    Cuir Beluga, 7:15am in Bali, Lolita Lempicka, Fumerie Turque,
    Datura Noir, Songes, Gaultier², L'Ombre Fauve, Kors, My Couture,
    Ligea "La Sirena", Red Aoud, Rose Absolu, Cèdre, Milk, No. 23

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    On Saturday I went to a small privately owned perfume shop where they have the most unusual stuff.

    I bought Tommy Hilfiger - Tommy for my SO.

    The star buy though was Christian Dior - Dune extrait 50ml spray for ± $72

    IMO - this concentration is easily wearable by a man

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    bought some Floris Gardenia - Gardenia sounds so exotic but this is horrid on me! So heavy I can almost chew it .... yuck!
    and some Lacroix Bazaar Femme, which is very light and pretty on me, but then I bought it for my mum to use when she comes to visit (she likes things sweeter than I do - she won't take perfume travelling much since the time the shampoo she'd packed in her shoe leaked).

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    Serge Lutens Sa Majesté la Rose...

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    Kenzo Jungle L' elephant

    I smelled it a few months ago and never forgot about it.
    But once you get locked into a serious perfume collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can.
    Currently wearing: Chypré Fruité by Montale

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    I'm a baaaaad girl.

    I was going to wait to buy the 1 remaining Chanel that I've wanted, but found out the free shipping ends on 06-21. So, I sucked it up and ordered 31 RC. Now, if only Chanel would consider bottling 100ml sizes! I know I'll use the bigger sizes of No22, Bois des Iles, Cuir de Russie and 31 RC, but there is no way in hades that I would buy the larger size of any of the others. I would LOVE to get a smaller one of Bel Respiro, but that won't happen unless Chanel cooperates with me.
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    I can't believe that I am posting again to this question! I heard that Tiffany's was dropping Tiffany for women (they're not), so I bought a big bottle. And I can't get Mandragore EDP out of my mind (I tried it on a shopping trip with my daughter), so I bought that along with the lotion & bath gel. Plus, Yves Rocher is having a sale on their website, so I bought Iris Noir for 50% off. I'm proud that I passed up the Voile d'Ambre because I really want to try that. I need to stop now. The good folks at Basenotes made me do it! So much perfume...so little time (and money).

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    Default Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    Quote Originally Posted by kess View Post
    i apparently missed the ava luxe coupon so no more AL for me this month... oh well...
    There was a coupon???? I missed it too
    Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse

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    Default Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    Hermes Hiris and Payard's Pistachio Ganache, courtesy of a lovely BNer!
    Comme l'amour, le parfum doit captiver la femme dès le premier contact---André Fraysse

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    Default Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    I forgot to mention:

    If anyone orders from Chanel, not only do they have the free shipping right now, but they give very generous 4ml samples (3 or 4) that are cute reproductions of the Exclusif's collection.
    Just so you know! The worth of the samples help take the edge off the sticker shock a bit.
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    I just received my bottle of Fire Island from FrangranceX. Good reduction, free shipping, and speedy delivery. Hooray.

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    Default Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    Well I received a 20% coupon from Fragonard, I guess a lifetime of loyalty pays off. I needed to replenish my Miranda and Capucine, both of which thank goodness smell the same as always. They are also sending me 7- 2ml samples and 3 mystery gifts, usually towels or other lovely embroidered things. I probably should have ordered another bottle of Emilie, maybe later, I do love Emilie.
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    Today my grandma got me 4711 Kölnisch Wasser - she's the sweetest. I think she got the idea from me having mentioned a vintage 4711 ad mural in the Frans Halsstraat, A'dam. It says: formerly a 4711eau de cologne factory. A friend of mine lives close by, and I happened upon it one day. Cute, no?
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    This month is decants and samples, and I've violated my monthly limit already. Though I skipped last month's allowance. I think. So that's OK, right?

    Decants:
    Lorenzo Villoresi Yerbamate
    Hermessence Osmanthe Yunnan
    Parfumerie Generale L'Eau Rare Matale
    All three of these are second decants, the last prerequisite before I allow myself to consider a full bottle. Hmmmmm. (Wait. They're all teas, too, aren't they? Dang. That violates a different rule...)

    Samples:
    Parfums de Rosine Ecume de Rose
    Creed Original Vetiver
    Frederic Malle Une Rose

    Crayfish

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    Reading Gloria Vanderbilt's "approach" to perfumery made me want Vanderbilt, so today I bought 15ml EDT for 9€99... Don't blame me, blame society... Society made me do it...

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    I've been really conscious of my spending this month and actually sold 3 bottles -- and only bought a few samples. I also procrastinated sufficiently enough so missed a few sales (whew, that was a close call!)

    So I went ahead and purchased some decanting supplies.

    Although I've just gone in on a split of Shalimar parfum, so no, it won't be a month with no bottles.
    For sale: Armani Prive (Cuir, Jade), Yves Rocher, Artisan Ambre body cream http://community.basenotes.net/showthread.php?t=228894

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    Quote Originally Posted by ubuandibeme View Post
    Just won a sealed bottle of the original (1950's) L'Interdit parfum, by Givenchy!!!
    You are fortunate. Givenchy started my serious perfume addiction. First "Le De", then "L'Interdit", then Givenchy III.....then I switched to the hard stuff-----Guerlain! There is nothing like the old Givenchy's, absolutely nothing. Beautifully transparent, wonderfully complex, completely wearable. Enjoy ! ! !

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    I just received my order of Annick Goutal Songes from Rei Rien . I have only praise for this site. Very happy.
    http://www.basenotes.net/threads/370...o-Profumo-Onda
    For sale. Carnal Flower and Vero Profumo Onda.

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    Smile Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    Mitsouko, L'heure Bleue, Jardin de Bagatelle, Amber Gris, Violette Precieuse, Vol de Nuit, Fendi, Encre Noire, and Arpgege Homme.

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    I just bought a bottle of Brezza di Mare. So excited!!!
    Last edited by Haunani; 19th June 2009 at 01:20 AM.

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    Default Re: June 2009 ~ Purchases

    I think I forgot to post that I got one of Mr Guerlain's Vol de Nuit extraits

    Other purchases this month were decants and samples from TPC.

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    In june I purchased 5 bottles of Theirry Mugler Pure Malt, I got one bottle of Pure Coffee for free (for purchasing so many Pure Malt). I also purchased 2 bottles of Canali Black Diamond. My wife just bought me a bottle of Boucheron Paris Jaipur from France. She also bought me Narciso Rodriguez Essence from France as well I also purchased another Lacoste Essential at a fantastic price (30 dollars). Also I purchased another Narciso Rodriguez limited edition for him (the silver bottle) and I got a free full sized after shave spray as a gift, the 100ml. Also another Gucci By Gucci pour homme and the aftershave. I now have two bottles of Gucci by Gucci pour homme and two of the aftershaves. So that was:

    5 bottles of Pure malt
    1 bottle of Pure Coffee
    2 bottles of Canali Black Diamond EDP
    1 refillable bottle of Boucheron Paris Jaipur EDP
    1 bottle of Narciso Rodriguez Essence
    1 Lacoste essential
    1 limited edition bottle Narciso Rodriguez for Him
    1 Narciso Rodriguez 100ml after shave splash
    1 bottle of Gucci by Gucci Pour homme
    1 bottle of Gucci By Gucci after shave
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