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    Actually arrived yesterday - it's a Public Holiday today in the U.K.

    LM Parfums samples (one unfortunately 'borrowed' by youngest dog...).

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    That looks like a nice collection. What was the dog's reaction, if any?

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    Purchased to day on ebay: vintage Diorella EdT mini. I had to after reading about it re: the perfume/garbage connection in American Hustle.
    What do insomniac perfumers do to fall asleep? They count chypres!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Curly11 View Post
    That looks like a nice collection. What was the dog's reaction, if any?
    Thanks, Curly11 - she dropped it more quickly than a recent squirrel when requested!

    Well done, jujy54!

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    Technically purchased late December while I was in Lebanon. Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca 4.2oz in the original box and 1 oz Le Feu d'Issey Light for $50 and $40 respectively hidden in the shelves of a small perfume shop in Jounieh. Also, Serge Lutens A La Nuit purchased kind of impulsively for MSRP--I was aware I could have gotten it much cheaper if I had waited but I don't always want to be sensible.

    In the mail is Hermés Un Jardin sur le Toit. Reviews peg this one as an herbal grassy fragrance but when I tested it on myself, what I got was the most delectable cucumber which I haven't seen mentioned in any of the reviews so perhaps I imagined it. Looking forward nonetheless.
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    Well done, JamesBeach - cool picture too!

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    Not today, but just done a pic.
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    A few vintage stuff.

    Pictures soon.

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    D.S. and Durga -- Hylnds Spirit of the Glen.
    I don't know much about medicine, but I know what I like. -- S.J. Perelman

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    Micallef's bespoke for Parfumerie Nasreen, called Nasreen. It is a rose, saffron, honey and oud scent. Won't get it for another 2 months (it was on pre-order) but looking forward to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furriner View Post
    D.S. and Durga -- Hylnds Spirit of the Glen.
    Ohhhhh, I remember this one. I liked it!

    Enjoy!
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    Creed Fleurs de Bulgarie but I have to say I'm disappointed. The jus is crystal clear & that is definitely NOT what I've seen of this fragrance in the past.. Even the tester on the counter contained amber colored jus.

    A Lab on Fire What We do in Paris is Secret. Very excited to get this one.

    Carthusia GELSOMINI DI CAPRI edp & VIA CAMERELLE edp. (Purchased in Dec 2013 but haven't gotten them yet.)
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    Some vintage
    Caron- Narcisse Noir, EDT.
    ​It smells delightfully fresh, too! And nice and strong.
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    Ordered a Slumberhouse sampler set after reading the Slumberhouse discussion thread. Can't wait to test them out when they arrive.

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    15 lovely ml of vintage Bal à Versailles parfum arrived today. Intoxicating! I already have a bottle of the vintage EdC. Now if I can find the vintage EdT, I can wear BaV like Jean Desprez originally intended -- absolutely reeking!


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    Quote Originally Posted by ScentFan View Post
    15 lovely ml of vintage Bal à Versailles parfum arrived today. Intoxicating! I already have a bottle of the vintage EdC. Now if I can find the vintage EdT, I can wear BaV like Jean Desprez originally intended -- absolutely reeking!


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    Congratulations! It will be a glorious reek. My Aunt use to tell me to give the parfum 'a hearty spanking' into the pulse points before applying the EdT. Love that woman and I've been spanking my parfums ever since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Furriner View Post
    D.S. and Durga -- Hylnds Spirit of the Glen.
    Glen, were you circling around that one at Barney's the last time I saw you?

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    Rose Nacree du Desert by Guerlain

    Bois Farine by L'artisan

    Peoneve by Penhaligon

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    I believe you got some good ones there, Coconut! Congrats!
    "One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." Proverbs.

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    Drove through Dallas yesterday and stopped at the famous Harry Hines Blvd where I picked up the following. The prices are pretty awesome.

    93ml Mitsouko
    50ml Jicky
    50 ml Swiss Arabian Mahbobty
    50 ml Swiss Arabian Zahra
    100 ml Dzing

    Alll for under $200

    Also paid normal for 50ml of Chamre Noir and acquired a load of great samples from Frederic Malle, Arquiste, Nasamotto and Olfactive Studio while at Forty Five Ten being helped by the amazingly knowledgeable and friendly Dylan. Great day for perfume.
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    Very nice danieq!
    "One gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want." Proverbs.

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    (Thanks to a special Londoner)


    Super vintage Antaeus

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    I had been waiting for a good deal on Burberry London for a while, but finally decided to pull the trigger... Before they discontinue... Before they decide to reformulate...
    Now I need to hunt a bottle of Antidote for myself...

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    Two super cheapies for me online deals.

    Lolita Lempicka original edp
    Halston Classic Cologne

    The first is a blind buy for me, the second I own a purse spray which says perfume on it and nearly finished.
    DONNA

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    Le Dix - small parfum, arrived yesterday,

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    Nice photos, Hedonist. and some lovely swag, too!
    I scored a bottle of Aoud Queen Roses

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    Creed Royal Water from base noter. So beautiful & rather under appreciated I think.
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    Others which I purchased in December but which shipped to my home where I wasn't for a month include.

    Serge Lutens Clair de Musc, Filles en Aiguilles, Santal Majuscule

    PHI Une Rose de Kandahar

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    Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu
    Comme des Garçons Incense Series: Jaisalmer
    Elie Saab Le Parfum
    Marni by Marni

    Marni is a new love of mine, a beautiful addition to the incense rose family. A shame it hasn't been added to the Basenotes directory yet (as of my last check).

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    Mr Blass

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    Quote Originally Posted by JamesBeach View Post
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    Sud Pacifique Aqua Motu
    Comme des Garçons Incense Series: Jaisalmer
    Elie Saab Le Parfum
    Marni by Marni

    Marni is a new love of mine, a beautiful addition to the incense rose family. A shame it hasn't been added to the Basenotes directory yet (as of my last check).
    Good haul!

    This is the link for submitting products for inclusion in the Directory, although there may be a queue.
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    Nothing arrive yet, just ordered on the morning
    Yohji Yamomoto Essential (hopefully the old version as not sure I like the new one)
    Valentino Gold
    S.T. Dupont Intese
    Yves Rocher Comme Une Evidence(with pear-spray) plus free gift watches!
    ))
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    Finally came on in a purchased Ambre 114. After about 6 months of sampling.

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    Thanks kumquat!




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    Nice acquisitions, all, some bargains too boot. Danieq I must find that farmhouse and JamesBeach if I ever get to Jounieh.... Xscent I will definitely be spanking my wrists.

    Here's a pic of a motley crew. I took the plunge and almost bought out Demeter! if only in 0.5 oz sizes, here lined up in a phalanx of glass warriors. Barely visible in the back are my Slumberhouses in their sacks, including the new one, Ore. Gorilla's Lust and Tuca Tuca are there, but I plan to find them new owners. Not KM's beautiful Boise de Santal or Malle's breathtaking En Passant. They're home.

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    Ungaro pour l'homme (aka Ungaro I)


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    danieq, I live in Dallas! What farmhouse? Where is it?

    Hedonist, lovely pictures!
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    Thanks FrouFrou.

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    Blasts from the past. I wore Fendi ten years ago. My mother wore the super-green Trigère in the 80s, and it brings back a lot of memories. Continuing on the green theme, the divine Coriandre, which I wore in high school (a little young for it!). I'm pretty sure this parfum is pre-reformulation (clear bottle versus frosty, and a wonderful scent--thoughts anyone?)

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    I love Fendi ​now it is d/c and crazy expensive. Is that bottle almost empty :-( ? Coriander sounds divine but it is one I have never been able to find! :-(

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    Kumquat--No, it is completely FULL (and in very good condition!).

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    Oh good! You are lucky, then. I was concerned. I've noticed these are so pricy now. Thank goodness you didn't get one that was almost spent!

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    Just now.. Before it vanishes
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    Nice to see a real photo Balthazar.

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    Chicagoista, I've just found a vintage bottle of Coriandre perfume. A tiny one. I got it on Ebay. It was the only one that looked like vintage. Fingers crossed. You inspired me. (Around $30 with shipping)

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrouFrou View Post
    danieq, I live in Dallas! What farmhouse? Where is it?

    Hedonist, lovely pictures!

    So sorry, that must have been auto-correct. I meant 'Famous'. I purchased at Vogue Perfumes and Beauty Corner on Harry Hines. I wish I'd had time and $$ to go further down the road, but I ran short of both so I'll have to hope for another trip down HH on another occasion.

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    I picked up some interesting items on Ebay today.

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    And now, I really must be done shopping for this month. Egads!
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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Nice to see a real photo Balthazar.
    Just as I was leaving the store. It feels good to stay connected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kumquat View Post
    Chicagoista, I've just found a vintage bottle of Coriandre perfume. A tiny one. I got it on Ebay. It was the only one that looked like vintage. Fingers crossed. You inspired me. (Around $30 with shipping)
    ((Kumquat)) good luck! Let me know how it held up!

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    Ebay buy: Creed Fleurs de Bulgarie. 2.5 oz, they sent me the 1 oz. We're in dispute.

    Luckyscent: A Lab on Fire (my first experience with this house) What we do in Paris is Secret. Love it!
    And…..a travel size of Electric Molecules Molecule 01. OK but not as good on my skin as I had hoped.
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    January's purchases (I know there's still a couple of weeks left of the month, but there's always too much month left at the end of the money!):

    7.5ml of vintage Miss Dior Parfum (for £5.50!!)
    14ml of vintage Miss Balmain Parfum
    finally got a bottle of Timbuktu (yay!) and
    a blind buy of Aqaba, which is just heavenly.
    'I suggest we learn to love ourselves before it's made illegal.'

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    Anne Pliska body créme from Luscious cargo
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    Yves Rocher Fraicheur Vegetale The Vert

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    This gold-plated vintage Lanvin-Arpége.

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    By Cartier!

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    Wow nice find kumquat.
    It looks beautiful.

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    Wow, kumquat!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hedonist222 View Post
    Wow nice find kumquat.
    It looks beautiful.
    Thank-you, Hedonist. It smells good, too, after it dries down.

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    Jon, Yummm! Chypre Palatin. ​I tried this out on my husband but it wasn't his thing. Too bad. You will love it, I'm sure!

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    Yesterday I bought a 15ml of vintage Tuvara Tuvache on eBay. I loved it in the early '80s--spicy and rich-smelling. I hope it smells as good as I remember when it arrives.

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