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    Givenchy Amarige Mimosa 2009
    Currently wearing: Black Aoud by Montale

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    I went a bit, um, overboard with new sample purchases at the beginning of the month. Even I'm a bit chagrined at the extent of the haul, but I really, really enjoy sampling.

    Before I go there, though, I did buy full bottles (15ml) of the following Ava Luxe fragrances (my first!!):
    --Bois Exotique EDP (sandalwood, patchouli, warm spices, and Siam benzoin)
    --No. 23 EDP (sandalwood, hawthorn blossoms, acacia, rose, Himalayan geranium, lavender, and musk)
    --Madeline EDP (Arabian musk, precious woods, vanilla bourbon, amber, fig, liquorice, milk notes, brandy, and spices)
    --Opoponax Intense EDP (hesperides, Indian amber, myrrh, opoponax, frankincense, Siam benzoin, tolu balsam)

    I'm really loving these, particularly Bois Exotique.

    I'll wait a few days and then start sharing the samples.

  3. #33

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    Safran Troublant. Happy scent

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    Quote Originally Posted by KarmaLee View Post
    Just glad you got the one you wanted! I smelled Miss Dior last night for a few hours, in different concentrations. Went into Sephora and used cards and my sleeves and skin to trial run it. They are all so good, but on me they just "poof" into nothingness so fast. I am going to look for more vintage Diors and see if I can find something that will hang on my skin better!
    Well, after all that I have to agree with your conclusion - none of these new Miss Diors last, and none are satisfying me in the long-run, as lovely as they are, so I actually just returned it. But that's okay - my original vintage Miss Dior will do just fine, and I still have Miss Dior Cherie when I want something a bit flirtier. And now I'm not even sure why I felt I needed the new one ...lol! Silly me.

    ExtremeK - hooray for discovering Ava Luxe!! I adore Opoponax Intense, and if your sotd posts are any indication, you should really enjoy that one, too. I also have Madeline and I like it a lot, but I have to be in the right mood for it...it's very "Chai Tea" on me. And I have a sample of Bois Exotique, but I need to revisit it along with No 23, which I believe is one of cello's favorites ...I think Serena will always have more I need to explore, lol. Have fun!

    Excellent purchase, efemmeral - good for you! Safran Troublant is my very favorite L'Artisan!
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    Gucci Accenti: I have heard it much praised and lamented at being discontinued, the nose is Dominique Ropion. I couldn't resist a blind buy. Found a used bottle on ebay for a steal. It's a big, lush floriental. I think I need some time with it before I pass judgment.

    Notes include peach, raspberry, jasmine, lily of the valley, rose, sandalwood, tonka bean, vanilla

    Balenciaga Cristobal: I had a mini several years ago and loved it, and ever since have been meaning to buy a full bottle if one ever crossed my path. Another ebay find, a used bottle for a steal. It's lovely, rich and sweet.

    top notes: green fig, bergamot, marigold, and pineapple
    heart notes: jasmine, blue freesia, rose, and orris
    base notes: sandalwood, vanilla, patchouli, and amber
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

  6. #36

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    Just bought the Luckyscent Decennial sample pack - hope there is a winner in there for me!

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    Fell in love with Portrait of a Lady, so I've bought the darn bottle I justify my action by saying that I deserve it. My daughter nicked my beloved Voleur de Roses and I wanted a stunning dark rose to replace it (says grinning like a Cheshire cat).
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  8. #38

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    Zen Concentrated (2009) by Shiseido
    Arabie by Serge Lutens
    Currently wearing: Black Aoud by Montale

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    Well, I'm actually a little ashamed to have been this self-indulgent so close to the holidays, but I had a credit at Saks so decided to just drop in for a refill edt for my No.5 canister ...but then a shiny new bottle of Moisture Mist caught my eye, and next to it was the big, magnificent soap with its own sweet little dish, and to finish it all off, a luxurious new bath powder was just sitting there, being enticing, and I couldn't help but think how nice that would be too, while I was at it. I walked out with all of it.

    This has happened before, actually ...maybe I should just go ahead and wrap it all up to put under the Christmas tree before Tony can remind me how easy returns are at Saks, lol.
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    Estee Lauder Youth Dew arrived today, along with Surrender To Chance samples.

    Coty Muget du Bois Cologne
    Shiseido Feminite du Bois Original Formula

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    Caron Muguet du Bonheur parfum

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    After a two-month wait, as it was backordered: Amouage Tribute, 12 ml!

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    Institut Tres Bien Cologne a La Francaise!

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    Took advantage of the Luckyscent bonus offer to Basenoters to get the Decennial sample pack with a $25 purchase. Chose some samples I've been curious about and a body cream as the qualifying order.
    Also ordered Nicholai's Vanille Tonka and a sample of SL Santal Majuscale from parfum1 using a 20% coupon.
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    Go Evangeline !
    Aren't those no.5 soaps fab ? Such a treat to use.

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    "Wonderfully wild, eminently civilized" - Derby by Guerlain

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    Quote Originally Posted by knit at nite View Post
    Took advantage of the Luckyscent bonus offer to Basenoters to get the Decennial sample pack with a $25 purchase. Chose some samples I've been curious about and a body cream as the qualifying order.
    Also ordered Nicholai's Vanille Tonka and a sample of SL Santal Majuscale from parfum1 using a 20% coupon.
    Congrats, Knit! I like Vanille Tonka a lot. It's one of my favorite PdNs.


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    Wow! Nice find, Pelle! Where did you find that Guerlinade? Is that a special edition bee of 68?

    i just got back from a trip and brought a couple of things, and found a few others waiting at home:

    Guerlain Homme Intense
    Derby Aftershave
    Jubilation 25
    Opium PH EdP
    Diorella
    Dioressence

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    Quote Originally Posted by rubegon View Post

    Wow! Nice find, Pelle! Where did you find that Guerlinade? Is that a special edition bee of 68?
    I bought both bottles in a small perfumery in Amsterdam. No such bottles left now though... The No 68 is the same fragrance as Guet Apens/Attrape Coeur but was only available as No68 for a short period when the boutique at 68, Champs Elysees celebrated something...

    Nice bottles you got there too
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    I bought 15ml of the deliciously decadent Caron - Tabac Blond Extrait and its even better that it was for half RRP! Ive got Larimar to thank for turning me onto such a beauty. I cant wait to get it!

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    I always feel tearful when I see that bottle of Guerlainade. I had one with the book from the limited release but during a financial crisis sold it on eBay. Unopened still in cellophane. Got what I paid for it but really wish I'd been able to keep it

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    I bought:

    Serge Lutens Bois de Fruits (and realized my mother totally had the Féminité du Bois body cream in the '90s)
    FM Le Parfum de Thérèse (waiting for it in the mail)
    Guerlain Samsara EDP.

    Yeah, I think I need to put the breaks on for, oh, a good 4 months or so (at least until the craving for spring scents comes along).

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    Got a vintage Diorella. It's pressurized, like a can of hair spray. Smells great, though.

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    miller harris en sens de bois, edp, a present for my wife for the 10yrs anniversay of our first date (i forgot but she didn't and to make it worse, it's very easy to remember as it's 'remembrance day', 11th nov).
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    I bought 15ml of Chanel No.5 Pure Parfum at a VERY good price

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    I bought a vintage Shalimar edc, 165 ml in the round disc bottle.
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    30ml Sepia Aftelier
    30ml Haute Claire Aftelier

    Been after these two for AGES so I'm THRILLED (and now completely skint!)

    And 15ml Rose Rebelle A Lab On Fire (later renamed 100% Love by S-Perfume) generously gifted by a lovely B'ner - I'm extremely grateful, I adore this one so much <3

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    Broke down and finally ordered the beautiful Mona di Orio Cuir. :-)

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    A decant of Dior New Look and a bottle of Chopard Casmir.
    "I felt something so intense, I could only express it in a perfume." - Jacques Guerlain

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    Serge Lutens Feminite du Bois last week.

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