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    Default The Definitive Acronyms/Abbreviations Thread (General Forumspeak, Basenotes Specific, Brands, Frags)

    Here are some of the more commonly used abbreviations in everything from forums in general, to Basenotes specific... If I've missed something please PM me and I'll add it.

    General Forum Abbreviations:
    AAMOF – As A Matter Of Fact
    AFAIK – As Far As I Know
    AKA – Also Known As
    ASAP – As Soon As Possible
    ASL – Age/ Sex/ Location?
    ATM– At The Moment
    BF – Boyfriend
    BFF - Best Friend (Forever)
    BIL - Brother In Law
    BION – Believe It Or Not
    BRB – Be right back
    BTW – By The Way
    DH – Dear/Darling/D*mn Husband
    DIY – Do It Yourself
    DW – Dear Wife
    EOD – End Of Discussion
    FAQ – Frequently Asked Question(s)
    FWIW – For What It’s Worth
    FYI/A – For Your Information/Amusement
    GF – Girlfriend
    GL– Good Luck
    HTH – Hope This/That Helps
    IANAL – I am not a lawyer
    IIRC – If I Recall Correctly
    IME – In My Experience
    IMO/IMHO – In My Humble/Opinion
    IOU – I Owe You
    IRL – In Real Life
    ITT – In This Thread
    J/K – Just Kidding
    JSYK – Just So You Know
    KISS – Keep It Simple Stupid
    KWIM – Know What I Mean
    LMAO – Laugh my ass/arse off
    LMGTFY – Let me Google that for you
    LMK – Let Me Know
    LOL – Laugh out loud
    NM – Never Mind or No Message
    no0b / Newb – New Member
    NOYB – None Of Your Business
    NP – No Problem
    NSFW – Not Safe For Work
    OMG – Oh my God!
    OP – Original Post/Poster
    OT – Off Topic
    OTOH – On The Other Hand
    PM– Private Message
    QFT – Quoted for Truth
    RE – Regarding
    ROFL – Rolling On Floor Laughing
    ROFLMAO – Rolling On Floor Laughing My A*s Off
    SCNR – Sorry, Could Not Resist
    SETE – Smiling Ear To Ear
    SHMBO – She Who Must Be Obeyed
    SO – Significant Other
    SOL – Sh*t Out of Luck
    SPAM – SPiced hAM (junk posts or messages)
    TBH – To Be Honest
    TGIF – Thank God It's Friday
    TIA – Thanks in advance
    TLC – Tender Loving Care
    TLDR – Too long, didn't read
    TTYL - Talk To You Later
    TROLL – To deliberately provoke an argument in a newsgroup, forum or chat room
    WIP– work in progress
    WTF/H? – What the F*ck/Hell
    WTG – Way To Go!
    WYSIWYG – what you see is what you get
    YMMV – Your Mileage May Vary

    Buying and Sellling:
    B&S - Buy and Sell forum
    B&M - Brick and Morter (stores)
    BNIB/NIB – Brand/New In the Box
    FS – For Sale
    GWP – Gift With Purchase
    IC – Interest Check
    NIB – New in Box
    OBO – Or Best Offer
    SIB – Sealed in Box

    Specific to Basenotes:
    ASB – After Shave Balm
    BNer – Basenoter (that's you!)
    BO – Body Odor
    BN –
    EdC/EdT/EdP – Eau De Cologne/Toilette/Parfum, or possibly Esprit de Parfum (rare though)
    FB/W – Full Bottle / worthy
    FFD – Female Fragrance Discussion
    HG – Holy Grail
    IFRA – International Fragrance Association
    IFF – International Flavors & Fragrances (Company)
    LVMH – Louis Vuitton Moet Hennessy
    MFD – Male Fragrance Discussion
    MUA – MakeUp Alley (Discussion Board)
    NST – Now Smell This (Blog)
    PdT – Parfum de Toilette
    PH – Pour Homme
    POL – Perfume of Life (Blog)
    SA – Sales/Shop/Store Assistant/Advisor/Associate
    SBW – second bottle worthy
    SOTD/SOTE/ – Scent of the Day / Scent of the Evening
    TS – Total Scrubber
    TPC (or PC) - The Perfumed Court (decant seller)

    Design Houses / Stores:
    AA – Aqua Allegoria (Guerlain fragrance range)
    AdP – Acqua Di Parma
    AG – Annick Goutal
    BBW – Bath & Body Works
    C&E – Crabtree & Evelyn
    C&S – Czech & Speake
    CdG – Comme des Garcons
    CK – Calvin Klein
    CSP – Comptoir Sud Pacifique
    EA – Elizabeth Arden
    EL – Estee Lauder
    ELDO – Etat Libre D’Orange
    FM – Frederic Malle
    GFT – Geo F Trumper
    JM – Jo Malone
    JPG – Jean Paul Gaultier
    PdE – Parfum d'Empire
    PG – Parfumerie Generale
    KM – Keiko Mecheri
    LAP, or L'AP – L'Artisan Parfumeur
    LV – Lorenzo Villoresi
    MPG – Maitre Parfumeur et Gantier
    OJ – Ormonde Jayne
    PdN – Parfums de Nicolai
    SMN – Santa Maria Novella
    SL – Serge Lutens (Les Salons Du Palais Royal Shiseido)
    TBS – The Body Shop
    TDC – The Different Company
    TF – Tom Ford
    TM – Thierry Mugler
    V&R – Viktor & Rolf
    YSL – Yves Saint Laurent

    Perfumers / Industry Insiders:
    CB – Chandler Burr
    JCE – Jean-Claude Ellena
    LT – Luca Turin
    PdN – Patricia de Nicolai
    PG – Pierre Guillaume
    TS – Tania Sanchez

    Fragrance Names:
    A*men / Angel – Angel for Men by Thierry Mugler (note A*men is the same frag, just outside of USA)
    AdG – Acqua di Gio by Giorgio Armani
    BdI – Bois des Iles by Chanel
    BK – Body Kouros by Yves Saint Laurent
    BO – Black Orchid by Tom Ford
    CCX – Clive Christian X
    CDOV/EDOV – Hermès Concentree /Eau d'Orange Verte by Hermes
    CPM/C – Chanel pour Monsieur / Concentree by Chanel
    CdG2M – 2MAN by Comme des Garcons
    Creed BdP – Bois de Portugal by Creed
    Creed FdTRB – Fleur de Thé Rose Bulgare by Creed
    Creed GIT – Green Irish Tweed by Creed
    Creed LIW - Love In White by Creed
    Creed LIB - Love in Black by Creed
    Creed MI – Millesime Imperial by Creed
    Creed OV – Original Vetiver by Creed
    Creed OS – Original Santal by Creed
    Creed SMW – Silver Mountain Water by Creed
    Creed VIW – Virgin Island Water by Creed
    Creed REL - Royal English Leather by Creed
    Creed JIE - Jasmin Imperatrice Eugenie by Creed
    CW – Cool Water by Davidoff
    DH – Dior Homme By Dior
    ES/E – Eau Sauvage / Extreme by Christian Dior
    EP – Eau Premiere by Chanel
    FdO– Fleur d'Oranger
    FdB - Feminite du Bois by Serge Lutens
    G2 – Gaultier2 by Jean Paul Gaultier
    GPH – Gucci Pour homme by Gucci
    GPH2 – Gucci pour Homme II by Gucci
    GV – Guerlain Vetiver by Guerlain
    HM – Hanae Mori
    HR – Habit Rouge by Guerlain
    LdDM – L'Air du Desert Marocain by Andy Tauer
    LIdG / LIdGPH / LIPH – L'Instant de Guerlain Pour Homme
    LLAM – Lolita Lempicka au Masculine
    L'HB – L'Heure Bleue by Guerlain
    MdM – Messe de Minuit by Etro
    MdM – Mouchoir de Monsieur by Guerlain
    MdM – Molinard de Molinard
    MKK – Muscs Koublai Khan by Serge Lutens
    MR – Musc Ravageur by Frederic Malle
    OFM – Obsession For Men
    PoaL – Portrait of a Lady by Frederic Malle
    PUH – Pour un Homme by Caron
    PDB – Polo Double Black
    RG/RGPH – Rive Gauche / Pour Homme by Yyves Saint Laurent
    SDV - Spirtueuse Double Vanille by Guerlain
    SdV – Sel de Vetiver by The Different Company
    SM – Secretions Magnifique by Etat Libre D’Orange ELDO
    SLV– Sous Le Vent by Guerlain
    TFM – Tiffany For Men
    T42 – Tea for Two by L'Artisan Parfumeur
    TdH – Terre d'Hermes by Hermes
    TFTV – Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford
    VdF – Black Orchid, Voile de Fleur by Tom Ford
    VdN – Vol de Nuit by Guerlain
    VdR – Voleur de Roses by L'Artisan Parfumeur

    Fragrance Concentrations:
    EDP = Eau de Parfum
    EDT = Eau de Toilette
    EDC = Eau de Cologne
    Last edited by Master-Classter; 3rd July 2015 at 06:27 PM. Reason: Updates
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    Default Re: The Definitive Acronyms/Abbreviations Thread (General Forumspeak, Basenotes Specific, Brands, Fr

    Just noticed this. Very helpful for someone as antiquated as I! Thanks for this.
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    Default Re: The Definitive Acronyms/Abbreviations Thread (General Forumspeak, Basenotes Specific, Brands, Fr

    Quote Originally Posted by hednic View Post
    Just noticed this. Very helpful for someone as antiquated as I! Thanks for this.

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    Default Re: The Definitive Acronyms/Abbreviations Thread (General Forumspeak, Basenotes Specific, Brands, Fr

    thanks for this info its really so helpful.

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    Default Re: The Definitive Acronyms/Abbreviations Thread (General Forumspeak, Basenotes Specific, Brands, Fr

    Ahhhh....always wondered what TROLLing was. Kinda got it from context but still....GTK (Good To Know).
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    Default Re: The Definitive Acronyms/Abbreviations Thread (General Forumspeak, Basenotes Specific, Brands, Fr

    Thats pretty much helpful for people who have lately started their fragrance journey <3
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    Default Re: The Definitive Acronyms/Abbreviations Thread (General Forumspeak, Basenotes Specific, Brands, Fr

    My first ever post on BN! I've come across many of these abbreviations on these pages and scratching my head lol. Thank you for this list...super helpful.

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    p.s. What is a Sticky? Cheers

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