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    Re: Urgent- Gift Advice Please

    A name that might send the wrong message if he's trying to rekindle an old flame. :)

    I've never smelled Deep Red either, but based on Nastka's description of it, I would think Hermes Eau des...
  2. Re: Anyone else feels very overwhelmed by the barrage of new releases?

    A more appropriate question might be whether there is anyone who does not feel overwhelmed by the barrage of new releases. It's exhausting.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Eau d'Orange Verte (1979) by Françoise Caron for Hermés

    So chill.

    https://cdn.dsmcdn.com/Assets/ProductImages/oa/56/1815994/2/3346130490685_3_org.jpg
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 16th September, 2021

    Many happy returns, Kewart! Even though it's 180 degrees away from my usual perfume lanes, who could resist that gorgeous Badgley Mischka bottle? I bought a couple of empty small ones to use for...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Golly, our little dragon isn't a baby any more. They grow up so fast.



    Well, it truly is a Red Letter Day around here. You're both just tremendous assets to Basenotes, and we're all so lucky...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    "Regal comports itself with an imperious air, leaving lesser perfumes trailing in its wake." ???

    Holy mackerel. And we thought Ralph Lauren was bad with the colonialism.

    Here you go, MasterP:...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th September, 2021

    It's like there's a hole in the SOTD!
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Oh. So. Jealous.

    This is really the only thing on my perfume bucket list. Well, that and another 200ml bottle of Sycomore EDT. Some day!

    Just out of curiosity: what does yours say on...
  9. Re: Latest Etat Libre D'Orange - The Ghost In The Shell!

    Found:

    What are your five favourite smells in the world?
    • Orcanox, a form of white amber, because it smells like warm skin.

    https://perfumesociety.org/perfume-nose/julie-masse/



    Ha! ...
  10. Re: Latest Etat Libre D'Orange - The Ghost In The Shell!

    Does anyone know what "Orcanox" is? Given the whale-ish name, I'm guessing some kind of synthetic ambergris?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Eight or ten years ago, when Balmain repackaged and attempted to revive their classic scents, I bought them all out of a sense of house loyalty. The only one of them that gained a permanent place in...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 15th September, 2021

    HBD to the FWV!



    A few years back, when Balmain tried to revive and repackage all their perfumes, I bought all of them out of a sense of loyalty to the house of the great Jolie Madame and...
  13. Re: Do you feel any loyalty to Sales Associates of certain brands/stores?

    I never hear anyone talk about the owners of LuckyScent/ScentBar, who are obviously very savvy retailers. Does anybody know anything about them?

    And is the Los Angeles store owned by the same...
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Poor Boadicea just can't get no respect from you.

    I do have to admire your tenacity in keeping on, though. I think the kids these days call it "grit".
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    Re: You favorite Hermes fragrance and why?

    Debatable, but I take your point.

    And yet, Eau d'Hermes is not a big seller for Hermes, nor something you frequently encounter in the wild. But clearly Hermes recognizes what a historical...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th September, 2021

    Does Jon hate Salome? That would seem odd, since he loves so many other heavy animalics, like La Nuit and Bal a Versailles.

    Were you only gone a week, Foxy? That seems like a very short trip to...
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    Re: SOTD: Tuesday, 14th September, 2021

    Can't help but notice Jon's absence. Still hot here too, Phleg: 90F/32C all this coming week.

    I'm feeling off kilter today too, but only because I had a lousy night's sleep. I stupidly ate...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th September, 2021

    Gosh. Bless his heart.



    Nature 1, Nurture Zero.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Great, now there will be two of us. :)

    Don't expect miracles. It's a pleasant, cheeky little chypre, cheap & cheerful. And I guess it inspires alliteration.
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th September, 2021

    Is he working in the food biz, Shy?
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Diorling (1963) by Paul Vacher for Christian Dior

    https://www.perfumemaster.com/images/fragrances/c/Christian_Dior/1963/Christian_Dior_DIORLING_W_001.JPG
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 13th September, 2021

    Diorling (1963) by Paul Vacher for Christian Dior

    https://www.perfumemaster.com/images/fragrances/c/Christian_Dior/1963/Christian_Dior_DIORLING_W_001.JPG





    It does work. It helped me...
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    Re: Albuquerque anyone?

    That is downright heart-warming. I'll bet they have stories about merging their fragrance collections. :)
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    Re: Albuquerque anyone?

    I've never heard that story. Did they get married after meeting on Basenotes?
  25. Thread: Newbie Here

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    Re: Newbie Here

    Greetings! Kick your shoes off and make yourself at home.
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    Re: Hat and Epap Incense Pass - Number 1

    There's an article on incense in this week's New York Times Style magazine:
    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/10/t-magazine/incense-loss-smell.html?te=1&nl=the-morning&emc=edit_nn_20210912

    and an...
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    Re: Should I Buy Habit Rouge?

    I've been considering Habit Rouge for a long time too, but have been dissuaded by all the multiple versions -- there are NINE iterations, not counting the bath and shaving products.

    And every time...
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 12th September, 2021

    Guerlain Vetiver

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.69.jpg
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Vetiver (1961) by Jean-Paul Guerlain

    It appears I've let the whole summer slip by without wearing this even once. Must correct that.

    https://fimgs.net/images/perfume/nd.69.jpg
  30. Re: Fragrances that make you think of other Basenoters when you wear them.

    Oviatt = 21 Club

    IsoEsuperman = Or Black
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    One has to wonder if the perfume name and the fur coat were intentional irony.

    Debutante: My goodness, what a beautiful fur coat!

    Mae West: Goodness had nothin' to do with it, honey.
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    Re: What Did Your Grandmother Wear?

    You go, Granny.
  33. Re: Are Mini Fragrance Collections popular here?

    You can find those vintage "meilleurs de paris" sets in the UK, too. They were popular tourist souvenirs in France for many years.

    Nothing wrong with the mainstream sets, though. Dior and Estee...
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    Impressive. I don't own a single thing from when I was in elementary school. Nor high school, now that I think about it.



    Yay! Like No. 19, Ivoire is so cold to the touch that it's one of...
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    Re: Hat and Epap Incense Pass - Number 1

    That's a big ask for a perfumista. You're a good person to make that kind of sacrifice for a houseguest.

    I once had a houseguest who asked me to put my (capped) bottle of laundry detergent...
  36. Re: Are Mini Fragrance Collections popular here?

    Oh yeah. Love 'em:

    https://www.basenotes.net/threads/440719-About-those-tourist-souvenir-coffrets-of-quot-Les-Meilleurs-Parfums-de-Paris-quot
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    Another from the Anatole Lebreton kit:

    Bois Lumiere -- Skanky honey and beeswax, which reads as very urinous on me. And it's oversweetened with some syrupy immortelle. Not pleasant. Why would...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Ivoire de Balmain (1980)

    My favorite pencil shavings scent. Such an energizing chypre, in such a dismal bottle.

    EDT and bath powder today.

    161240

    161238
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    Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Lucky that Xerox stepped into the breach before the freon bans destroyed the mimeo.



    That would be fun, for an O'driu or a Slumberhouse.

    I think I'll just stick with the pencils theme today,...
  40. Re: New Ormonde Jayne oakmoss scent -- "Evernia" ?

    Do you mean you saw it in a store, GoldWine?



    No surprise there, I suppose. I wonder if they're claiming it contains any natural evernia prunastri? If it's e. furfuracaea (or however you...
  41. New Ormonde Jayne oakmoss scent -- "Evernia" ?

    Ormonde seems to be bragging about the oakmoss in their new scent, Evernia. Apparently it's not available to us here in the colonies; if anyone in Blighty has given it a spin yet, I'd love to hear...
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    Re: Basenotes Update 2021

    You were just warming up. :)
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    Re: Sample of the Day - September 2021

    I ordered a discovery set from Anatole Lebreton, on the strength of my admiration for his very strange and beguiling Grimoire. This week I sampled three of the eight scents in the kit:

    Incarnata...
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th September, 2021

    I had to look up "weed torch" and dang, that looks like fun. Also looks useful to melt snow and ice. Or caramelize a massive crème brûlée.
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    Re: What do you really think of BYREDO??

    Patrick Nagel images seem like the perfect visual representation of a Byredo scent.

    https://www.basenotes.net/customavatars/avatar26305106_7.gif

    I can't help noticing that there seems to be a...
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    Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    Yes, yes, yes! God, I'd love to smell that again.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Yay! And knowing you, I'll bet you have an old cobalt bottle, too.
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    Re: SOTD: Friday, 10th September, 2021

    Skipping the sync and digging further into the Anatole Lebreton discovery kit.

    Today it's Perfumista -- A very plush glamour-puss of a rose with pronounced sillage, and a departure from...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I did not feel like being in a forest today so I'm just going to sit over here in the corner and pout like a sulky teenager.
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    Sticky: Re: Weekend Perfume Sync June through June

    I'm so old that the smells I associate with back-to-school are pencils and paper. Pink rubber erasers. And library paste -- the kind that attracted at least one weird kid in class to want to eat...
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    Re: You favorite Hermes fragrance and why?

    ^^ This, for those reasons. Except I don't think 'englobes' is an actual word.

    Also: Osmanthe Yunnan, because it smells like a living osmanthus tree.

    Despite their wide variety, there's a...
  52. Re: can i bring 50 bottles of cologne in my checked baggage?

    I've heard (but can't confirm) that it's just another word for nothing left to lose.
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    Re: The most BEAUTIFUL fragrance you have tried/own

    Easy: Chanel Sycomore in EDT form
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Still miss him....
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    Re: SOTD: Thursday, 9th September, 2021

    L'Eau de Merzhin by Anatole Lebreton

    Perfume can normally never be too green for me, so what went wrong here? I love galbanum, and hay and grass, and (usually) love orris butter and violet leaf,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I can just see you, Alice, traipsing through the forest in your red riding hood with your basket of seedlings.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNEYfIUDkh8
  57. Poll: Re: An (umpteenth) 'Shalimar for Men' thread: poll

    I don't even care about Shalimar, but I'm subscribing to this thread just to see how long it takes for someone to completely ignore those very clear directives and recommend a vintage PdT, Ode...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    So many roses in those Lithuanian forests! Here, we're lucky to see a single wood violet. :wink:
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    Re: New fragrance by Naomi Goodsir: Corpus Equus

    Do it! I don't think you'll have any trouble finding participants.
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    Re: New fragrance by Naomi Goodsir: Corpus Equus

    Wow. I truly salute you. Much as I admire Arabian Horse, I don't think I could ever make it a daily wear.
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    Re: General price hikes

    I think we're all happy that you made that decision. :) I notice your location has changed too, from SoCal to Idaho Falls. I hope the resulting change in real estate costs helps you stay in...
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    Re: New fragrance by Naomi Goodsir: Corpus Equus

    Oh, what a shame! On me it's all horsehide and hay, as it both enters and exits the animal. It's one of those things I can't really imagine wearing as a "pretty smell", but it's a fascinating...
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    Re: SOTD: Wednesday, 8th September, 2021

    ExtremeK, that Incarnata from Lebreton was trippy. After the Edie Bouvier lipstick phase, its middle became a little swampy (iris stems in a vase, maybe?), and then the end of it had an intriguing...
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    Re: New fragrance by Naomi Goodsir: Corpus Equus

    My first thought is that it's got its work cut out for it if it plans to supersede the original Arabian Horse by Parfumerie Generale...

    https://www.basenotes.net/ID26140448.html

    ...which is a...
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    Re: Define “fragbro” please

    Cripes. Aren't we past that yet?
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Also, just letting it sit near the computer or TV or anywhere you normally sit for a few minutes, and picking it up every few hours and spend several minutes just gently rocking the top in all...
  67. Re: Have you ever damaged a bottle from decanting with a syringe?

    I bought a batch of those once. They didn't fit on a single one of my perfume bottles. Big disappointment.
  68. Re: Young guy looking for a fragrance to help me seem more mature and masculine

    What's with all the body shaming? The guy just asked for some cologne recommendations, not advice on his physique.

    Not everybody wants to bulk up, y'know.
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    Re: Define “fragbro” please

    So do I. It's fun just to say it.

    I'm surprised nobody has tried to popularize "fraghag" for the women's side.
  70. Re: Young guy looking for a fragrance to help me seem more mature and masculine

    And while you're at it, maybe give his Declaration for Cartier a sniff too.
  71. Re: "Join Date" and "Last Activity" info blocks on profile pages

    I was logged off for a bit there so that's why my Current Activity wasn't visible to you both.

    So I guess you're right, Wingie. Invisible Mode controls what appears in that block. You've...
  72. Re: "Join Date" and "Last Activity" info blocks on profile pages

    Interesting! I always thought that Invisible Mode just removed your name from the list of currently active users on the front page of the Forums.

    I just turned off Invisible Mode on my account. ...
  73. "Join Date" and "Last Activity" info blocks on profile pages

    You know how on a member's profile page there's a block in the left side margin that shows "Join Date"?

    Well, some profile pages also show in that block "Current Activity" and "Last Acitivity",...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th September, 2021

    ExtremeK, I have a Lebreton discovery set that I haven't even dipped into yet, and you made Incarnata sound like the perfect thing to jolt me out of my rut, so I just sprayed some on. Great jumpin'...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    You simply must get that open because I'm dying to hear what it smells like.

    Have you tried the freezer method, and then wrapping the stopper in a rubber band and gently rocking it over a period...
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    Re: How and where to Wear Gourmands

    I doubt that, Kaern, and even if true, at least you (usually) smell good. :)
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    Tocade (1994) by Maurice Roucel for Rochas

    I needed to step out of my green chypre box today, so why not a vanilla rose? (At least the vanilla is smoky rather than sweet, and the Memphis bottle...
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    Re: SOTD: Monday, 6th September, 2021

    I need something today that's... out of the ordinary. It feels like I'm in a rut, or rather, several ruts -- in the things I read & watch, eat & drink, the perfumes I wear. If it wasn't still hot...
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    Good for you! I'll look forward to hearing your verdict. I'm betting that you'll like it.
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    Re: How and where to Wear Gourmands

    Not to mention annoying to your dining companions.
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    Re: Define “fragbro” please

    Is there a female equivalent of a fragbro?

    A fragbimbo, maybe? (I said it because I figured none of the men would want to risk doing so.)

    Maybe not, since I can't imagine women getting into...
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    It's... Brobdingnagian.
  83. Re: Vintage Givenchy III Atomiseur, an enemy to the enviroment???

    Ohhhh...
  84. Re: Vintage Givenchy III Atomiseur, an enemy to the enviroment???

    CFCs weren't flammable? Then why were we able to turn our pressurized hair sprays into makeshift blowtorches? (which we regularly did, as some teenage idea of fun)
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    Re: Celine’s Nightclubbing

    Still true of the current version in the handsome thick glass squatty bottle with the champfered corners.
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    Re: SOTD: Sunday, 5th September, 2021

    Azzaro Visit

    Why in the world did I buy this? Was I drunk?

    Maybe it was temporary insanity from Covid boredom.

    https://interlink-static1.tsbohemia.cz/azzaro-visit-edt-100ml_ien356033.jpg
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    Whew, that's huge, Yellowtone. Especially since "3-4 months" is contractor-speak for "9-12 months".

    I couldn't find anything swimming-pool-ish in my scents, but I did find my Azzurro di Capri so...
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    Re: Celine’s Nightclubbing

    Cabochard by Gres. One-tenth the price of the Celine.
  89. Re: Roja Fetish Perfume and when strength is too much

    A while back, Bavard hosted a pass of some Rojas that included Fetish, and I happened to have a sample of Puredistance M on hand at the time. They were very, very similar, but I preferred...
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    Re: Perfumed Deodorant?

    Don't take that as gospel. The folks in the DIY forum would know a whole lot better than I do.
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    Re: Perfumed Deodorant?

    Maybe, but I seem to recall reading that deodorant formulations often lack the fixatives that anchor a perfume to our skin.
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    Re: Question about Aramis

    No, it's not. It's almost a twin of Aramis, except it's a bit greener from galbanum.



    You are correct. But more than just unisex, it leans distinctly masculine these days.
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    Somebody must've been buying it: NINE flankers.
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    Re: Smelled on the Street

    Ohhh, that would make sense. Harried gift-seeking aunt + aggressive department store SA = bottle of Sauvage for nephew Josh.
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    Re: Vintage fragrance I bought today

    I just noticed for the first time that the tiles you use for photo background are an almost perfect match for the green tones in the Basenotes color scheme.

    I'll bet you did that on purpose.
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    Re: Your Vintage Scent of the Day (SOTD)

    I wondered if they might be trying to illustrate the name "balance" by making the bottle look like a metronome?
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    Re: Question about Aramis

    You're welcome, Jean. If you (and Marand) get bottles of Cabo, we should do a little mini-sync in the VSOTD thread. I love it.
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    Whaaaattt......
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    Re: Question about Aramis

    I think Andy's talking about this bottle, EDP on far right, EDT second from right:

    160818

    (and it's a bow, not a butterfly).

    This version is viewed by many as the most dismal of the reforms,...
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    Sticky: Re: Synchronized Fridays 2021

    I just counted, and they put out *26* flankers of Very Irresistible in 12 years (2003-2015). That alone is enough to make me steer clear of a house.



    Does it smell like a fetus in outer space?
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