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    Re: Annick Goutal has a vintage thread—look!

    I'm another fan of vintage (EDT) Nuit Étoilee. I own the EDP as well and it just isn't the same fragrance to me.

    Also a huge fan of Encens Flamboyant, which to me smells more like hay than...
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    Re: in praise of Dune by Dior

    I've never smelled anything like it (I haven't tried Roma). AFAIK, no one has created anything that is so typically "oriental", with the sandalwood and vanilla and patchouli, while having a...
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    Re: in praise of Dune by Dior

    ∆ All I know is that there is a lot (of Galaxolide). It's a masterful composition that can hide most of the ingredients and end up with a solid accord. I honestly can't pick out many notes - I just...
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    Re: in praise of Dune by Dior

    You're correct that Galaxolide isn't what I would consider woody. I have a feeling that whatever sandalwood was used originally was amped up with other woody notes, and no doubt replaced the real...
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    Re: in praise of Dune by Dior

    If anyone's interested, I have a perfume textbook that says that 50% of Dune consist of Galaxolide (musk) and Hedione, with a significant amount of orris. The topnote has a large quantity of Stemone....
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    Re: in praise of Dune by Dior

    I'm not sure I'd recognize brume (broom?) if I smelled it.
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    Re: in praise of Dune by Dior

    155787

    Here's a pic of my little Dune family (excluding backups...of which there are many.
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    Re: in praise of Dune by Dior

    I own this. It's junk that has little to do with the real Dune. It almost smells like a weak Allure knockoff.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Amen query

    I agree with N.CAL, it's very common for Angel (men's and women's) to turn from blue to green. They've since figured it out, but older bottles are known for turning an ugly green. Doesn't affect the...
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Amen query

    I believe it was based on where you purchased it - some countries didn't allow the name Amen (I can't remember if it was a social issue, or just a trademark thing).
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    Re: New Goutal packaging (small rant)

    No, it's something I've only found on the newest Chanel No. 5 l'Eau. It's very interesting, and something I see all luxury brands moving towards. I'm not great at explaining things - but it's like a...
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    New Goutal packaging (small rant)

    I have a few of the "man" bottles in the new packaging, and one perk was the new-style pressurised sprayer. I'm kinda bummed to get my first "woman" bottle, in the new packaging, and the sprayer is...
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    Thanks. I just can't with the videos.

    Marine note scares me, but we shall see.
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    Re: Latest Chanel - Paris-Edimbourg!

    Anybody have a tldr?
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    Re: question re: geza schoen's work: oj ta'if

    Escentric Molecule maybe?
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    Re: Chanel Sycomore EDT vs EDP

    I'm still kicking myself in the arse for buying the 75ml bottle, half of which is gone now. I just wanted to rebel against Chanel force-feeding you giant vats.
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Things gettin a lil heavy in here. Remember, just a perfume.
  18. Re: Is sniffing glue so bad? Comme des Garçons Eau de Parfum (2011)

    It's been a while since I owned it - but clove clove clove. That's all I can remember.
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    Re: Thierry Mugler Amen query

    I've seen this before - mostly on Angel packaging. It often appears like someone wrapped the box in something. I think it may have been their attempt at making old merchandise no longer saleable.
    ...
  20. Re: Update - the cure to my nauseau (not really), or, an ode to Goutal

    I haven't tried it since the packaging changed.
  21. Re: Update - the cure to my nauseau (not really), or, an ode to Goutal

    It was literally W*llpaper. So douchey.

    I liked Goutal's older style as well, but some, like Duel, just can't be found on the grey market sites anymore. So now I have 1/2 old and 1/2 new bottles....
  22. Re: perfumes similar to Chanel Paris-Deauville or Eau de Rochas?

    I mean in the laundry-musk way.
  23. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    Ok, who tf bought the blue bottle of nuit etoilee edt from fragrancebuy? :'(
  24. Re: Update - the cure to my nauseau (not really), or, an ode to Goutal

    Ok, who tf bought the blue bottle of nuit etoilee edt from fragrancebuy? :'(
  25. Re: perfumes similar to Chanel Paris-Deauville or Eau de Rochas?

    We're going back into lockdown unfortunately, but I'll head downtown when the ban is lifted. Sadly Yorkdale Chanel/Bay/Holt's/Nordstrom didn't have a tester. Thanks!
  26. Thread: Best brand glowup

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    Re: Best brand glowup

    I hate to say this, but I think Penhaligons has done a decent job with its update. The metal animal caps aren't for everyone, but they're better than the cheap plastic ones they used before.
  27. Re: perfumes similar to Chanel Paris-Deauville or Eau de Rochas?

    Hmm. It just sounds sssoooooo good.
  28. Re: perfumes similar to Chanel Paris-Deauville or Eau de Rochas?

    Can anyone tell me if Deauville is soapy at all? I have to buy it blind because the Chanel boutique near me doesn't carry it. Soapy is a no-no for me.
  29. Thread: Best brand glowup

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    Re: Best brand glowup

    I never hated them - but they look off-the-sheffnamd served better.
  30. Thread: Best brand glowup

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    Best brand glowup

    Tons of companies have tried to keep their image/bottle design current - some do good, some fail.

    I recently received a "new" bottle from Annick Goutal. Now, their original bottles were nothing...
  31. Re: perfumes similar to Chanel Paris-Deauville or Eau de Rochas?

    I have yet to try Deauville, but if you're looking for a basil Cologne, Goutal Eau du Sud should definitely be tested.
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    Re: Violet forward fragrances?

    Putains des Palace by ELDO is a great violet-leather.
  33. Re: Update - the cure to my nauseau (not really), or, an ode to Goutal

    It's a tricky one! I wish it came in a dab-on bottle.



    Haven't seen that one in a loong time. I remember it being like Duel, but with a bonfire start.
  34. Re: Update - the cure to my nauseau (not really), or, an ode to Goutal

    Fully agree. Quality at therapeutics doses.
  35. Update - the cure to my nauseau (not really), or, an ode to Goutal

    More like the non-aggrevators.

    Goutal has been my saviour and led me down a path of nostalgia and calmness.

    Back in the late 90's, there began a cooler-than-you magazine called W*llpaper. It...
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    Re: Mugler Cologne Line

    I found Fly Away immediately the most interesting, but after the cash runs out after the topnotes, it gets more and more grating.
  37. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    I've ordered Eau du Sud, Mandragore, and Eau d'Hadrien Cologne.

    Those should tide me over for a while. As long as they all show up.
  38. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    They did stop afaik, but their selection wasn't great anyway. I'd love to try Cologne Sologne and some of the other Faux de Colognes.



    Atelier just closed their store here. Frankly I find most...
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    Flankity flank. It's impossible to keep track anymore.
  40. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    I'll check it out, thanks!

    I've been serial-wearing Goutal's Nuit Etoilée...it's just so fresh and crisp. Like a lumberjack chewing mint gum after a cigarette. I should really just stock up on...
  41. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    I'm not sure if anyone carries that line around here - I guess I could order samples. I've never actually tried anything by then I don't think.
  42. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    Well my outing was a total bust. The Bay no longer carries Annick Goutal, The Bay had the other 3 colognes, but not Deauville.

    I guess I'll have to make the extra long trek of going downtown. :'(...
  43. [CANADA] Re: TO SWAP: 15ml H24 & 15ml Jardin Sur La Lagune (as a set of only)

    Bump - open to offers, try me!
  44. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    Holt Renfrew is in the same mall as The Bay, so as long as the lines aren't too long, I should be able to check out both.

    Oh, and I ordered a bottle of Eau du Sud, for nostalgia.
  45. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    Many thanks. I'm going to see if anyone at the Bay will be willing to let me smell some testers. Last time I was there they had covered all the counters with tarps. :(
  46. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    Thank you! I was worried this one might be too strong. I'll give it a shot either way.



    Just the person I was hoping it hear from! Interesting how opinions can vary - would you say it's as...
  47. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    Thanks once again for all the options. I'm currently enjoying many Hermes scents and colognes, and various Acqua Allegorias. I can't say im tempted by Jo Malone, it's just not my aesthetic and...
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    Re: Shalimar Descendants

    I have to agree with Kotori. Every Soufflé I've tried since the original has been white musk overload. Not sure about the first, as you mentioned.
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    Re: Hermes Colognes size question

    Thanks y'all!
  50. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    Thanks again for all the ideas and well wishes.

    It's been almost a year since I caught COVID, and it seems to have done some permanent damage, so I'm not sure if I'll be moving past this phase,...
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    Re: Hermes Colognes size question

    Thank you kindly.
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    Re: Hermes Colognes size question

    Sorry, I'm confused - are you saying the 200ml has a standard sprayer/cap, and not a separate pump that can't be used with the cap?
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    Re: Hermes Colognes size question

    Thanks again!
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    Re: Hermes Colognes size question

    Thanks! What size bottles do you have?
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    Hermes Colognes size question

    Does the 200ml bottle have a built-in sprayer, or a detachable? Can you put the cap on if the sprayer is on?

    Same question for the 400ml bottle.

    Thanks!
  56. Re: A good suggestion for a leather paired with fruits?

    Another vote for Galop d'Hermes, and adding Lutens Sarrasins (I know this would be hard to come across for you), Angel Cuir (can find in eBay usually...an alternative to Visa), and Histories des...
  57. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    My doctor told me something I hadn't thought of - is the pain causing the nausea, or is the nausea painful to you.

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    Thanks for the Mure et Musc idea - I have a little bottle of that...
  58. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    Thank you once again for all the thoughtful responses.

    I agree that memory can easily be linked with scent, and I don't want to ruin the future experience of any of my favourites.

    I also...
  59. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    Thank you! I have a bottle of that kicking around, I'll give it a shot.



    Thanks! I'll have to keep an eye open for it - but I've been having issues with musks lately. Some I can't smell at...
  60. Re: Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    I've definitely been using far more citrus prominent scents.



    Even that's too much. Crazy, I know.



    I have a bottle of Fleurs de Cedrat that's getting a lot of use. Thanks for the well...
  61. Your favourite light, weightless scent for someone with nausea

    Hi all,

    I'm yet another victim of covid - I was hospitalized a few times since last year, and to date I still deal with a lot of nausea and general sensitivity to smells.

    My love of perfume...
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    Re: What's your favourite shower gel?

    I ho early just get Neutrogena Pink Grapefruit. You only smell it for a few minutes, and it doesn't longer. I'm sure it aalso contains no real citrus fruit to irritate your skin.
  63. Re: Anyone know how to get Chanel paris-deauville in Canada?

    Thanks! They seem to have recently added it to their webshop.
  64. [CANADA] GONE 15ml H24 & 15ml Jardin Sur La Lagune (as a set of only)

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    Hello fellow Canadians,

    Looking to swap 2 Hermes "travel sized" bottles - H24, and Un Jardin Sur La Lagune. Both sprayed once or twice. Only swapping the set. Pic available.

    Looking...
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    Re: L'Ombre des Merveilles (new Hermes)

    So finally sampling this. It's nice...although I get zero incense or tea. Not miles away from Elixir des Merveilles, but more palatable. Smells like salted orange.

    Glad to have a 15ml bottle, but...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    I'm glad I'm not imagining things (although I know I wasn't).
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Obviously I'm not the norm, because most masculine (and several feminine) releases are chock full of them.

    To quote Luca Turin, who has a much more articulate way with words, they smell like...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Received my bottle today. Keep in mind that, although I'm a man, I don't typically purchase or wear fragrances directed towards men.

    Having said that, it has a lovely green, crisp opening. I was...
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    Re: L'Ombre des Merveilles (new Hermes)

    ^ty!

    I have a 15ml spray on the way, so I'll report back.
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    Re: New Chanel Les Exclusifs 400ml Size

    I can't recall if they had changed formulations at that point - but I do remember it being very expensive (maybe 700ish iirc).

    I've been milking a 75ml bottle since it came out, so I just looked...
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    Re: New Chanel Les Exclusifs 400ml Size

    They had a holiday exclusive for Sycamore a few years back in a 400ml bottle. It came with a special refillable spray and a funnel.
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    Re: L'Ombre des Merveilles (new Hermes)

    Bumping another one - has anyone tried this? Thoughts?
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    Re: Anyone else like Nuit Etoilee?

    Bumping this oldie.

    I'm on my 2nd bottle of the EDT. This seemed to get pretty harsh review when it was released, because everyone was disappointed in the ad copy and name - I guess they were...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Same. I noticed that they already have travel-sized sprays, so I may spring for that (if I can find another 3 that I want).
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    WTB Atelier PMP Anti Anti

    Hi! Looking for Atelier PMP's Anti Anti. Sample, decamt, bottle, whatever.

    Note that I'm located in Canada.
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    Re: Hermès Un Jardin sur la Lagune

    I never ended up trying this - are the woody-ambers too much, like Citron Noir?
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Would this still fall into the fougere genre?
  78. Anyone know how to get Chanel paris-deauville in Canada?

    For some reason Chanel only sells the other 3 colognes in Canada - no idea why. Naturally, the one I want (with the basil) is mia.

    Anyone happen to know another method of obtaining a bottle?
    ...
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    Re: If you were to change your BN handle...

    I changed mine to my proper name. Can't really remember what the rules were.
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    Re: If you were to change your BN handle...

    Weren't you around when Grant let us change our names?
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    I don't plan on watching either, but thanks to those who TLDW'd for me.
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    28 minutes??
  83. Thread: Giveaway regrets?

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    Re: Giveaway regrets?

    For some reason, my brain doesn't like it when I hoard things. I too have several backup bottles that I should give away.

    I'm basically a walking contradiction - I hoard, I panic and give stuff...
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    You wouldn't believe how often this is the case. I don't know about this blog in particular, but I can tell you from experience, every Beauty Editor at a magazine doesn't even get the option to smell...
  85. Thread: Giveaway regrets?

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    Re: Giveaway regrets?

    Ouch!
  86. Thread: Giveaway regrets?

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    Re: Giveaway regrets?

    I actually gave away the fancy bottle of Philtre d'Amour! It was to a good friend though, so I don't regret it (although the bottle was beautiful).

    Ouch on the Apple stock - but I don't want to...
  87. Thread: Giveaway regrets?

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    Giveaway regrets?

    I have too much in general, but specially perfumes. I couldn't finish what I own if I lived to 200. So as many of you, I give stuff away all the time to family and friends.

    I typically don't have...
  88. Re: Which is your favorite INexpensive "GUILTY pleasure" Fragrance that you'll admit to loving ?

    Eau de Gaga. Typically less than $20, a lovely violet-green tea, in a very elegant looking bottle.
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    Re: Les Exclusifs de Chanel: which five to sample?

    Based on your likes:

    1. Bois des Iles
    2. Cuir de Russie
    3. 28 La Pausa
    4. Misia
    5. 31 Rue Cambon
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    Re: Best Fig Fragrance ???

    The fig category is pretty crowded now, we're lucky to have so many excellent options.
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    Re: The NEW HERMES H24 Eau de Toilette

    Sorry if I missed it, but has anyone actually smelled this yet, or is everyone debating over a bottle? Has anyone actually seen the bottle in person?

    Does everyone need to be reminded not to judge...
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    Re: Best Fig Fragrance ???

    The Zoo's Fig My Love.
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    Re: Essence No. 8: Santal by Elie Saab

    I obsessed over this line for a while - getting them at sub-$100 prices for the quality and beautiful packaging (plus being composed by Kurkdjian) was too good to resist.

    Santal, I feel is a tad...
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    Re: Club design by The Zoo

    Bumping this.

    My mind hasn't changed on this one, it's not for me, but some of the others have been really impressive.

    What I wanted to mention was the label - TIL that the little number on...
  95. Re: Insolence by Guerlain for a young woman like me ? (:

    I would also consider testing the EDT vs the EDP - both are similar, but the EDP is rounder and more "well thought-out". The EDT has its charms though, like a pronounced zippy topnote that is quite...
  96. Re: what fragrance would buffalo bill from silence of the lambs wear

    With his gender dysphoria and alleged abuse by his mother, an aspiring actress in the 50's, I would think he would gravitate toward the glamorous actresses that she was not. My vote - Chanel No. 5.
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    Aqua Allegoria Orange Soleia - thoughts?

    I usually buy at least one AA per season, but because of the idiots who won't wear masks, we're once again on lockdown with only essential services running, and soon we're apparently getting a...
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    Re: What are your thoughts on the house Ex Nihilo?

    Ditto.
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    Re: Is Comme des Garcons still relevant in 2020?

    I think their re-edit of their classics, and the recent "Clash" series has brought them back into the game. We needed more "series" scents and less pebbles.
  100. Re: The Art of Manliness: "The Colognes of Famous Men"

    How many times are we going to propagate Creed's lies?
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